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Crate of Thanks

2017_07_11IMG_2213 For today’s card I was inspired by the card on page 159 of the 2017-2018 annual catalog featuring the fabulous and new Wood Crate Framelits #143730.  I love this Framelit and thought I could do without the stamp set so I did not buy the coordinating Wood Words set.  Big Mistake!  It always seems like when  I don’t buy the bundle I regret it.

For this card, I stamped the background with an image from a stamp set that has been retired for years.  I think it is called Home Grown.  I then used the Wood Crate to cut it out from the Wood Textured DSP #144177 and made the crate.  I added the hand cut carrots and added carrot tops using the retired bird builder punch. I finished with a tag tied with linen thread.

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Remembering Mom


Today would have been our mombugs 83rd birthday.  I think of her every day but especially on her birthday.  So todays post is just a thinking of you tribute to our mom.  The card is just a sweet bird on a branch punched from the Bird Builder punch #117191. The bird wing was popped on the bird and placed on the window piece.  The sentiment is from the retired Stampin Up curly cute set and cut out using the Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits #135707.

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First Edition Double panel

2013_10_23IMG_3777 Today’s card is another card that Cammie and I both made in a private brayering session.  The Card base is black and the First Edition DSP is the background paper.  We created to panels one starting out with blushing bride and the other in so saffron.  We added some brayering of different colors to change the look of the panels.  We used the now retired Just Believe stampset to create the flowers on the panel.  We hand cut black poles and doodled in a double row of wire and then punched a black bird using the Bird Builder punch #117191.  I was thrilled with how this card turned out and will keep it on hand for when I need a sympathy card.

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Birds on a wire

2013_10_14DSCI0447Today’s post is one of the cards we made in Cammie’s basic brayering class.  We created a sunset using various shades of oranges and a circle mask for the sun.  The birds were punched using the birdbuilder punch #117191 out of black cardstock and perched a top of a piece of string. This card was super simple to create and got us brayering the proper way.  I did not add a sentiment to my card yet because it is a general purpose card that I can use when I need a quick card in a hurry.

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Language of Friendship_CASE

2013_05_01IMG_1512 This time is always bittersweet.  The current Stampin Up catalog will be replaced on June 1st with a new catalog with some old stamps, some new stamps and lots of new accessories. Today’s post features a card that I CASE’d using the soon to be retired stampset Language of Friendship #122752.  This stampset coordinates with the Bird Builder #117191 and Boho Blossoms #119658.  Good news the punches will not be retiring.

To see the retiring products:

Stamps:Retiring Stamps The stamps will be available until June 1st

Accessories: Retiring Accessories The Retiring accessories will be available until supplies last or June 1st.


Hurry to get your retired products.  Use the Shop Now button to order 24 X7 or contact me via email cathymorgan@wideopenwest.com

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Custom OK Christmas card

2012_12_19DSCI0874 Cammie got a custom order to make 20 Oklahoma Christmas cards.  Boy did she deliver!  You are probably thinking what makes this card an OK greeting card.  Well, the mistletoe sprigs because mistletoe is the state flower of Oklahoma.  Who knew?

This is simply a gorgeous card with lots of layering.  The Elegant Lines folder #119277 was used to add texture to the whisper white base and the birds and misletoe were punched using the Bird Builder #117191 punch.  Mistletoe was embellished with mini pearls to add interest and detail.

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Simply Sent…Going Going Gone

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Get them while you still can all the simply sent card kits are going away including the everyday elegance kit #122377 used as the foundation of the cards on today’s post.  Sad news is that in the new catalog there will not be any of these kits so stock up now because you can create use them as is or dress them up like Cammie did to create a beautiful card.  The rose on todays cards were made from the wing and the branch from the bird builder punch #117191.

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Scalloped Bird

  Today’s card is the 3rd and final card using the Language of Friendship #122752 stampset inCammies card cafe.  Although this card was not as popular as the other 2 it still makes a great quick and easy card.  The bird is of course stamped with the Language of Friendship stamp and then punched out with the bird builder punch #117191 and the flowers are also stamped using the Language of Friendship stamp and the  punched using the boho blossom #119858 punch and accented with mini pearls#119247.

Spring Break is over and the Stampin Up Occasions mini is running out so hurry up and place your order.


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Lattice Bird

 Today’s post is a continuation of the Languange of Friendship series of cards in the card cafe by Cammie.  The beauty of Stampin Up products is how everything works together: Like the Language of Friendship stamp #122752 and the Bird Builder punch #117191.  The frame is textured using the designer frames #123130 folder and then cut out to showcase the beautiful bird.  The lattice die#115958 and the scallop edge border punch #119882 complete the look of this card.

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Framed cardinal

 Today’s post is first in a series of cards that Cammie had available at our card cafe using the Language of Friendship stamp #122752 in the Stampin Up IBC.

This card is simple in design but was a very popular pick among the card cafe makers. The real red bird is resting on a grouping of punched branches on a torn designer frame #123130 that is accented with a piece of 1 1/4 inch striped ribbon in chocolate chip and tied off with 2 pieces of various taffeta ribbon.

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