DIY Greetings - August Creative Cards

This cute kit is sure to get you motivated to craft all kinds of DIY cards. Kit includes all the supplies to create the 6 cards and 2 tags shown. Copy my designs exactly or mix and match the die cuts, ribbons and embellishments to create some original cards of your own. It's so easy to do because everything coordinates!

Here are some helpful tips and tricks for putting your cards together.

Card #1 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Wrap ribbon around card and tie in a bow. Ink edges of embossed tag and color embossed flower with markers, attach to card under the ribbon.  Trim sentiment and attach. Add pen details if desired.

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Card #2 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Attach patterned paper tag. Tie bow and attach. Attach banner die cut and heart die cut. Trim sentiment and attach. Add pen details if desired.

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Card #3 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Wrap twine around patterned paper several time and tie in a bow, attach to card base. Trim sentiment and attach. Layer banner die cuts and flower die cuts and attach to card. Add pen details if desired.

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Card #4 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Wrap ribbon around card and tie in a bow. Attach all the patterned paper pieces as shown ( round corners if desired). Trim sentiment and attach. Add pen details if desired.

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Card #5 -  Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Mat striped patterned paper with cardstock and attach. Attach flower die cut. Thread twine through button and tie in a bow, attach to flower center. Trim sentiment and attach. Add pen details if desired. Attach sequins randomly around card (everyone will have different colors).

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Card #6 - Fold die cut card base. ink edges of card. Attach sentiment in card window opening. Attach grass die cut. Layer flower die cuts and attach. Tie bow and attach. *** This card has a 5x7 envelope! Place your card in the envelope, fold the excess over and decorate as shown. This is just a fun way to use and decorate envelopes!

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Tags - Attach patterned paper. Thread twine through tag and tie off. Trim sentiments and attach. Add pen details if desired. Tie ribbon bows and attach. Add button and sequins to embellish.

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Inside your cards - There are several sentiments left over, use these inside your cards to coordinate with the sentiment on the outside of the card.

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 Enjoy your cards and i'll see you next month with more fun cards!

Smiles, Deena


Summertime Greetings - July Creative Cards

Summertime is big bold and bright... Put on your shades for this kit, its filled with the colors of summer. It was a joy to create these cards and I hope you feel the same when you get some creative time with your kit. These cards, colors, embellishments and sentiments just make me feel flat out happy inside!

Card 1- Fold card stock and attach patterned paper. Trim sentiment and attach. Tie a ribbon bow and attach. Tie a twine bow around the curly ribbons and attach to the card. Attach buttons down the side of the card.

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Card 2 - Fold card stock and attach patterned paper. Punch small hole in the fold of the card. Thread ribbon through and tie in a bow. Trim sentiment and attach. Layer the popsicle pieces and attach to the card. Trim small sentiment and attach.

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Card 3 -  Fold card stock and attach patterned paper. Wrap ribbon around the card and tie in a know. Tie a twine bow around the curly ribbon pieces and attach. Trim sentiment, mat with patterned paper and attach.

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Card 4 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Wrap ribbon around the card and tie in a bow. Trim sentiment and attach. Attach Heart die cuts.

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Card 5 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Thread buttons with twine and tie in bows at the ends, glue ends of twine bows and the buttons. Trim sentiment, mat and attach.

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Card 6 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Wrap ribbon around the card and tie in a bow. Layer flower, leaf and flower center and attach. Thread button with twine and attach. Trim sentiment and attach.

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Tags - Attach patterned paper. Thread twine through hole in the tag and tie off. Trim sentiments, mat and attach. Attach bow, button and twine to one tag. Layer flower die cut, button and twine and attach to the other tag.

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Card Insides - I've included white inserts for the dark colored tags. You can trim out additional coordinating sentiments and attach over the white inserts. You can also use these extra small sentiments inside the white cards.

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Enjoy your cards! See you next month! Smiles, Deena

 


Home Sweet Home Greetings - June Creative Cards

Good grief... where is this year going? I can't believe its June! Let me introduce you to my brand new kit Home Sweet Home Greetings. Such a sweet collection of little houses, gnomes, mushrooms, trees and a bunch of happy sentiments to send to all your family and friends! I used markers to color in some of the black and white art on the sentiments page, for example I colored the flowers yellow. I also added some light tan ink to the edges of some of the sentiments. Color copies are provided in your kit and all the cards have white envelopes with the exception of the two small 3x3 cards that I intended to have twine hangers and used as tags. Here are some more tips and trips for putting your cards together. Hope you enjoy your creative time!

Card 1 Fold card stock and attach patterned paper. Trim sentiment and mat with brown card stock, attach with pop dots. Trim flowers and color with markers if desired, attach and add rhinestones. Tie  a bow with gingham ribbon and hot glue to small clothes pin.  Clip clothes pin to the top of the sentiment.

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Card 2 Fold card stock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Trim sentiment and mat with patterned paper. Wrap ribbon around the card and tie in a bow. Thread twine through button and tie in a bow, attach to center of the ribbon. Attach garden stake die cut and heart die cut.

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Card 3 and 4 (tags) Fold card stock. Attach patterned paper. Punch hole in corner of the card and add twine. Wrap twine around card and tie in a bow or knot (add button to the red card). Trim sentiments and attach. Attach die cuts.

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Card 5 Fold card stock. Attach patterned paper. Trim sentiment and mat with navy card stock, attach. Trim around gnome patterned paper and attach to scallop circle, attach to card. Color flowers with markers and add pearl centers.

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Card 6 Fold card stock. Attach patterned paper. Trim sentiment and color, attach with pop dots. Tie a ribbon bow and attach. Thread twine through button and tie in a bow, attach to ribbon. Attach bloom die cut.

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Card 7 Fold card stock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Attach kraft tag die cut and add button and twine bow. Trim around house patterned paper and attach (you house may be a little different than mine). Trim sentiment and attach. Attach blue velvet ribbon to top and bottom of sentiment , trim off edges.

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Card 8 Fold ease die cut to form card base. Attach patterned paper (round corner if desired). Attach twine and die cut hearts. Attach cream card stock to the back of the Hugs sentiment and attach.

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Enjoy your kits and your craft time! Smiles, Deena


Best Day Ever Greetings - May Creative Cards

Hello Crafty Friends, Im so happy to bring this card kit to you! I'm loving how the cards turned out and I hope you enjoy a little bit of creative time putting them together. The cards all have white envelopes. The small 3x3 cards are intended to be used as tags and do not have envelopes. I added some colored ink to accent the edges of some die cuts and added some grey pen detail, you can do this too, to add a little extra detail. Have fun! I'm already started on a new kit and can't wait to share it with you!

Card 1 - Attach white cardstock to card base. Layer flower and leaves and attach. Trim sentiment and attach.

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Card 2 - Attach patterned paper to card. Layer flowers and attach. Attach leaves and bow. Thread twine through buttons and attach. Trim sentiment, mat with patterned paper and attach.

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Mini Tag Card 3 and 4 - Fold 3x6 inch pieces of cardstock in half. Attach patterned paper. punch hole in top corner and attach twine if you want to use them as a tag. Thread twine through button and tie in a bow, attach. Trim sentiments, trim around scallops and attach.

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Card 5 - Attach patterned paper to card. Round corners of white square mat and attach to card. Trim sentiment and trim around scallop edges. Attach clouds, flower and cake stand die cuts. Embellish with pearl.

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Card 6 - Attach patterned paper to card. Wrap ribbon around card and tie in a bow. Trim sentiments and attach. Attach buttons. Attach flower, small piece of twine and button to card.

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Card 7 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Layer polka dot frosting on to cake and attach to card. Layer flame pieces on to candle and attach to cake. Punch a small hole in foul of card and thread through twine, then tie in a bow around the card. Trim sentiment, cut around scallop and attach.

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Smiles, Deena


Word Play Greetings - April Creative Cards

Text type has been trendy for some time now and there's no sign of this popular trend letting up. This kit, Word Play Greetings, gives you tons of options to create your own personal greetings for the cards you are creating. Here are some tips and tricks for putting your cards together.

Card 1- Attach patterned paper. Wrap ribbon around card and tie in a bow. Thread twine through button and tie in a bow. Attach large star die cut. Trim sentiments and attach. Attach buttons.

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Card 2- Attach patterned paper. Attach tag. Tie bow and attach to tag. Tie twine in bow and attach to ribbon bow. Layer flower and attach. Trim sentiments and attach. Attach heart die cut. Trim sentiment and attach to small tag, attach under bow. Embellish with small pearl.

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Card 3 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Attach smile die cut to star paper and attach. Trim sentiments and attach. Attach small flower die cuts and embellish with pearls.

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Card 4 - Fold cardstock to create a 4x4 card. Attach patterned paper. Trim and place sentiment in opening on the tab die cut, fold and attach. Wrap twine around card several times and tie in a bow. Attach flowers and button to center of flower on patterned paper, your flowers may be slightly different,place your flower according to your taste. Trim sentiment and attach.

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Card 5- Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Attach die cut heart. Trim sentiment and attach.

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Card 6 - Sorry i'm missing a photo of this one. Reference the overall photo here - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Layer cream or white cardstock behind the heart card die cut. Attach. Fold over tab die cut and attach, attach flower and embellish with a pearl. Tie a bow and attach. Thread button with twine and tie in a bow. Trim sentiment and attach.

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Tags- Thread ribbon through holes for hanger. Attach patterned paper, sentiments, buttons, twine and die cuts as shown. For the bow die cut, just fold edges over to center and glue in place, when dry then attach to the card.

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Enjoy creating your cards and I hope you like customizing your cards with all the word options this month. Smiles, Deena


Sunshine Greetings - March Creative Cards

Hello Spring! So glad you've popped over to get a few more tips and tricks for putting your March card kits together. Sunshine Greetings was so much fun to design I love these bold bright colors and I hope you do too. I'll give some brief tips for anything that might not be obvious in the photos. The cards have white envelopes with the exception of the 3x3 card which has a clear envelope. You can add black or grey pen details as desired.

Card 1 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Trim sentiment and mat with green heart patterned paper and attach. Add pearls to corners to embellish. Wrap ribbon around card and tie in bow. Layer flower and button (add twine) and attach.

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Card 2- Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper and embossed paper. Trim sentiment and attach. Tie a bow with yellow ribbon and attach. Layer flower, button (add twine), and leaves and attach.

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Card 3 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach embossed paper and patterned paper. Attach striped ribbon and trim excess off edges even with the card. Attach cloud and sun die cuts. Trim sentiment and attach. Add twine to button and attach.

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Card 4 Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper.  Layer and attach the ice cream cone die cuts. Add twine to button and attach to top of ice cream cone. Trim sentiment and attach.

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Card 5 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Wrap ribbon round card and tie in a bow. Trim sentiment, mat with patterned paper and attach. Punch white brads through flower die cuts and attach. Attach leaves.

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Card 6 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Wrap twine around card and tie in a bow. Trim sentiment, mat with patterned paper and attach. Add grey center to butterfly or color center with grey marker and attach butterfly die cut.

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Tags- Thread buttons with twine and tie in a bow. Layer die cut flowers and buttons and attach to the tags. Trim sentiments and attach. Add twine through tag holes for hangers.

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Happy Spring and I hope you enjoy creating with these bold bright colors! Smiles, Deena


Amazing Greetings - February Creative Cards

So happy to bring this kit Amazing Greetings to you. I've written out some additional tips and tricks for putting your cards together. I used a gray ink (Weathered Wood - Distress Ink) on the edges of several of the cards, mats or embellishments. Feel free to do the dame where you desire. White envelopes are included for the larger cards and the two 3x3 cards have clear envelopes.

Card 1 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Attach die-cut floral label shape. Trim sentiment and attach. Tie a bow with ribbon and attach. Tie a twine bow and attach. Embellish with a pearl.

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Card 2 - Attach patterned paper to card base. Trim sentiment, mat with striped patterned paper and attach. Attach die cut border and trim edges even with card. Wrap ribbon around card and tie in a bow. Attach heart die cut.

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Card 3 and 4 - Fold cardstock to form card bases. Attach patterned paper. Trim sentiments and attach. Tie and attach ribbon and twine bows.

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Card 5 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Attach arrow die cut. Layer flower die cuts and attach. Add pearl center. Trim sentiment and attach. Attach gingham ribbon bow.

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Card 6 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Wrap ribbon around card and tie in a bow. Attach twine bow. Trim sentiment and attach. Attach star die cuts.

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Tags - Trim sentiments, mat with patterned paper and attach. Wrap ribbon around tags and tie in a bow. Add twine for hangers.

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Hope you enjoy making and giving these handmade cards. Smiles, Deena


Hello Sweetheart Valentine Greetings

Happy Valentines Day! Here are a few extra tips and tricks to put your Hello Sweetheart kits together.

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Bags: For the small bag simply wrap a piece of twine around the bag and tie in a bow. Attach a felt heart. Large bag: Attach patterned paper, cut grey doily in half and attach, wrap ribbon around bag and tie in a bow, trim sentiment and attach with twine, attach felt heart.

Cards: 4 heart card: Attach patterned paper to card base, wrap ribbon around card and tie in a bow, ink edges of sentiment and attach, attach hearts. Love card: Attach patterned paper to card base, attach love die cut letters with pop dots, attach felt heart, punch a hole in the spine of the card and thread twine through, wrap around and tie in a bow. You & Me card: Attach patterned paper to card base, layer die cut hearts and attach, attach wool heart, tie a twine bow and attach pearl.

Gift Card Holders: Grey gift card holder: Fold down one side of the tag. Secure edges of tag with a small amount of adhesive (only on the sides so the card will slide in). Attach patterned paper under flap. To create the little mouse: attach a small piece of grey and white twine to the underside of the cream circle. Fold the cream heart in half to create head, punch two small holes in the heart to create eyes and place black cardstock behind the openings for eyes, attach the heart to the circle as shown, attach small white pom pom for nose, attach to tag. Thread thru cream ribbon for tag top, tie a twine bow around ribbon to secure.

For the cream gift card holder: Fold down one side of the tag, this time trim off that piece. Secure edges of tag with a small amount of adhesive (only on the sides so the card will slide in). Attach patterned paper under flap. Wrap ribbon around and tie in a bow. Use the other half grey doily on the bottom of this tag, trim off the edges and attach, attach small strip of kraft polka dot paper to cover the edge of the doily, attach heart. Thread thru grey ribbon for tag top, tie a twine bow around ribbon to secure.

Hope you enjoy making and giving your sweet valentines!


Memorable Greetings - Creative Cards January

As we start a new year I think about all the memories of the past year and all the dreams I want to turn in to memories for the new year! To honor that I've created Memorable greetings for this months creative card kits. Here are a few tips and tricks for putting your cards together. I used a gray ink distress the edges of the cardstock and added pen detail with a gray pen as well. White envelopes are provided for the larger size cards and clear envelopes are provided for the three small cards. Enjoy!!!

Card 1- Attach patterned paper to card base. Attach strip with cut out stars. Tie a bow and attach with twine and pearl. Use the pie shape die cuts to create a circle and attach. Attach scallop withe circle punch. Attach button and twine. Trim sentiment and attach.

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Card 2 - Attach patterned paper to card base. Round corners of white mat and attach. Layer flower and leaves and attach. Attach flower center. Cut flag shape notches in the bottom of the patterned paper strips. Trim and attach sentiment.

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Card 3- Attach patterned paper to card base. Trim and attach semtiment. Wrap bow around card and tie in a bow. To create the camera leave the black camera whole. Trim the center circle and side strip off the cream colored camera and attach over the same parts on the black camera. Now flip the camera over and cover the center opening with the white square provided. Snip off two small pieces of cream paper from discarded camera paper and attach over the two circle opening. Add small heart die cuts to center of lens.

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Card 4 - Attach patterned paper to card base. Attach tag die cut, tie in a bow and attach with twine and heart die cut. Attach sentiment and other small hearts.

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Card 5 - For these small cards (Left) Attach patterned paper. Trim and attach sentiment. Attach flower, button and twine bow. (center) Attach patterned paper. Trim and attach sentiment. Attach heart die cut. (Right) Attach patterned paper. Trim and attach sentiment. Add twine bow and die cut stars.

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Tags - Add twine for hangers. Attach sie cuts and sentiments as shown.

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Hope you enjoy making these cards and giving them as well!

Smiles, Deena


Creative Cards December Kit - Doodle Greetings

Happy Holidays to all my creative friends. Hope you are enjoying the season. Here are a few tips and tricks for putting your Doodle Greetings cards together. I used Weathered Wood Distress Ink to distress the edges of several of the papers. I also used a gray marker to add pen details.

Card #1- Attach white mat to card base. Attach patterned paper. Attach hexagon shapes in pattern (all hexagons will be different patterns, some may even be different than mine. Wrap ribbon around card and tie in a bow. Trim sentiment, mat and attach.

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Card #2 - Fold Card base and attach patterned paper. Trim sentiment and mat with patterned paper. Wrap twine around sentiment, tie in a bow and attach. Attach button and pearl. Add pen detail.

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Card #3 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Attach ribbon and bow to card. Thread button with twine, tie in a bow and attach. Trim sentiment, mat and attach. Attach strip of doodle icons.

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Card #4 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach white mat and patterned paper. Wrap ribbon around card and tie in a bow. Thread twine through button, tie in a bow and attach. Trim sentiment, mat with patterned paper and attach. Attach circle punch embellishments.

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Card #5 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Trim sentiment and attach. Attach pearl embellishment.

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Card #6 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Attach cardstock flad shape die cut. Trim doodle birdie and attach. Attach ribbon and trim off edges. Add ribbon bows. Trim sentiment, mat and attach.

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Tags - Add twine hangers. Attach die cut heart. Trim sentiment and attach. Trim sentiment and mat with small blue mat and attach. Layer circle punches and attach.

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Enjoy your cards. I'm already starting on next months kit and new Valentine kits as well! Smiles, Deena