Monday, November 11, 2013



This card was very unusual for me to make because I have used quite a few new things that I haven't used. It turned out great I really like.

Here is the card:

I started with playing molding paste. I LOVE it!!!! I used Viva pearl molding paste this is what gave it the shine. I could've added ink and make it more stone looking but I loved it the way it was so decided not to change it. I used Prima Stone template. It was so easy to use and I really like how the "stones" turned out.

For the words "thanks" I have used Utee. I bough Martha Stewart alphabet mold it was on sale for $6. Yeeey!!! It took few tries to get the letters come out properly. "N" and "S" here the worst because of the narrow legs and curves. I was happy that I didn't try to make word "Christmas" It has a lot of "S"es  in there. But those got done! With Utee the longer it stays in the melting pot more amber it turns... so N and S were getting pretty dark. I used Momento Briliance ink to make them all one color, or close to it. I hit the letters with the heat gun to melt the ink a little bit into utee.

I cut out gears using Tim Holtz die. I don't have many sizzix dies... I have tons of spellbinders but only 3 sizzix. It was awesome to see that it can easily cut 3-4 layers of card stock. I think I will more of sizzix dies. I wish it should emboss like spellbinders... but I think I am asking for too much here. Ok ... on to the card.... I stamped the gears using Just Rite background. I wanted the words of loyalty, friend.. etc to show up. I put them on pop dots.

For the inside of the card I have used the same Prima Stencil to add "stone" on the inside. I like how it turned out. Stone picking through.Then faux stitching, and Just Rite sentiment. I made a lil boo boo and left inked finger print, I covered it with left over gear.

To assemble the card, I have added lace then placed the letters, starting from "S", placed the gears. It looked like it was missing something. I cut out Cherry Lynn doily and scrunched it up, making more of a heart shape ( not really but that was the thought) :) Glue those on. The last step was to add glossy accents. I have never used those but I saw so many crafters using it. OMG!! I am in LOVE!. Super glue and I love what it does.

I think this is my longest post. P.S. This is my way of procrastination... I really don't want to pack. Thank You for sticking with me :)

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

W.O.W. Thank you

Hello Everyone,

Thank you for visiting my blog and it is so great to see wonderful ART pieces that everyone creates. I have few news before I get to the card. I am moving! I am now in process of packing. I have a lot of stuff to go through. At least I will have an opportunity to clear out everything I got. I am so not looking forward to it.

Ok on to the card. I found white on white challenge a bit difficult for me. I love playing with colors and inks, gelatos, coloring. It was interesting not to add any of the colors and just working with textures.

Here is what I have came up with:

I kept it simple without trying to over load it. I used Tim holtz embossing folder to create texture. Then I thought what if I do vellum flowers. Ok this is the first time I was working with vellum, it does not behave like a regular paper. I love the trasperancy of the flowers but got to practice to turn them into realistic flowers. On the other hand it was cool to add all the lines to it. I think I will play with vellum using embossing forders later. I used thank you sentiment from JustRite collection. Also added Cherry Lynn florishes. I love those little things. Added pearls and that's it.

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Freshed Up

Hello Crafter Friends,

I decided that my blog needs a new look. It has been some time since I had the same image. So I made it a little brighter, wider and more "me".


See you soon with project

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Life is Good


This is my last minute take on the sketch.

Here is how the card is made:

I have embossed with using the tree folder, inked it with browns and blacks to make it as realistic as possible. I know the winter is almost here but I am not ready to let go of the happy greens and yellowish colors. The sentiment went so well with it. Life is good.

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Monday, October 28, 2013



When I have a sketch to play with, I always want to take it to a new direction. Not only to challenge myself but to get different variations.

This is my second try for Just Rite Sketch:

This card was one of those that came out differently that I was planning.

I used Just Rite "travel" background stamp to get my globes. I sponged everything to make it look older. I wanted to get an idea of treasure map,
 I used Cherry Lynn dies for this card ( circle and borders). 

Originally my sentiment was suppose to have air balloon.... didn't like it. So I used Just Rite "manly" stamps... That's right I have my own names for the stamps ( sorry JustRite).

I used Tim Holtz compass, embossed it in gold. Added some threat and the card ended up being more manly then when I try to make a manly card lol.
I have used few JustRite sentiments. I mixed them together. I am really loving backboard art lately.

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Playing with UTEE


I found new technique.
Its using melting pot and then stamping into melted UTEE. It looked amazing so I had to try it. I looked at different youtube videos on how to make it and thought I can probably try it without the melting pot.
I got my UTEE but while I was at Michael's choosing UTEE I saw that melting pot cost almost $60. Crazy!!!
 Here is the card that came out of my attempt:

I have melted UTEE on the silicon banking mat. It took forever! I will defiantly buy melting pot just have to find on sale. I melted about 3-4 layers of UTEE and then used JustRite background stamped into it. Before starting I have rubbed the stamped with pearl-ex power to add the color and shine.
It came out pretty good. To me it looked like a frost on windows.
I used JustRite stamp for everything here.

This card was made using JustRite challenge layout:

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Sunday, October 20, 2013



I have created card for Cheery Lynn Vintage Challenge.

Whenever I think Vintage, for some reason, I think Paris. So this is what I did.

I used Embossing Folder from Tim Holtz collection, distressed edges, inked up the raised parts and just all over where I felt the color needed. I have created flowers added little pearls on the petals and bigger pearls all over. Used sentiment from JustRite and put it all together.

This card actually took a long time to make. It's not because it's super complex, only because it took me a while to figure out "how" I want to put it together.

One of my friends said that I should open my own business and sell the cards I make. But if it would take me that long to figure how to make cards, my business would go bankrupt. :)
Besides the moment something "I love" becomes something "I have to do" ... it's not longer fun for me.

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Easel card- Last One


I really had fun experimenting with easel style card. This is the card card I came up with for the challenge.

Not to long I got as a present Penny Black stamps, I really like them. Specially cute characters. For this one I decided to use my fav quote about love. "Love is Patient"
I created the shape of the easel by using spellbinders. I used black card stock and stamped penny black-love is patient stamped. I wanted to have blackboard feel.
I used JustRite background stamp to create the damask background. I used gelatos to add color. Used Just Rite rose stamp. Stamped it 3 times and layered it. Added glitter glue & pearls.

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Easel Card - You Are Beautiful


Here is how the card created:

I used Spellbinders rectangules to cut out shape. I couldn't figure how to put it together. So I decided to use the "go to" design. I've cut rectangule stampped JustRite background stamp and embossed with clear and used gelatos to add color.

I used spellbinders shapes to put the sentiment together. I love the JustRite sentiment "kit". I can create my own wording. The flowers I have used out of my stash. I am not sure where they came from. added lace and pearls and it's done.

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Easel Card- winter


When I was trying to go my first easel card, I thought I made mistake with my circles, but I didn't. I ended with 2 cut outs for easel card. I figured might as well make two. Plus I haven't even started on Christmas card. I am just not ready to switch seasons yet.
After Halloween then... maybe... :)

here is my second easel card:

I have used Inkadinkadoo stamping tool to create the dolly. I have embossed it and used gellatos to create background. Used JustRite sentiment added ribbon, snowflakes, glitter glue and Done...

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Easel Card First Try

Hi ladies,

I've been so busy with work that I have been neglecting my creative time. I don't stop thinking about it but just don't have enough energy to do it.
So this weekend I have decided that I am going to make at least 1 card for Just Rite challenge. I have co many pretty stamps and it's pity that I don't use them.

So here is my easel card:

Like many of us I don't do easel cards often. I have no idea why, they are super fun and relatively quick to do...... Actually I just figure out why... I am to lazy to finish inside of the card... lol. And easel card ... I kinda have to finish it.

So here is my card:

I have used JustRite background stamp, embossed in clear and used  gelatos to create the background.  The I stamped butterflies , color & cut them. There is only 1 butterfly that I used from inkadinkido. I've stamped butterflies on the embossed background to add as if they are all rushing up. :)

I cut out my shape using Cherry Lynn circles. A little bit of glitter glue on butterflies and perfect pearl here and there and it's done.

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Friday, August 30, 2013


Hello Dear Readers,

I figured out that CAS is really not my style. It actually really hard for me to keep it clean and simple. I want to add things to card. So I am trying to get better at CAS cards.

Here is my another attempt:

I used a mark to create the background pattern. I just JustRite stamps. I have colored the stamp. I also wanted to different kind of banner so I used one of vellum like paper, embossed it with the sentiment. Added some pearls because I thought it was too plain. And its done.

I am not sure if I like this card too much. What are your thoughts? Please let me know how I can improve. :)

Thank you

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Simple Dots Modified

Hello dear Bloogers,

I decided to try different way of playing with sketch.
Here is how the card is made:

I have used JustRite poppies set to do the flower. I used bleaching technique to do the flower. If you wondering what it is, here is tutorial.

 I know poppies suppose to be red but I really wasn't feeling red color. I used distress markers to color it.
I want to give credit to JustRite stamp design team. They make coloring sooo simple, just follow the guide and use the lines on the stamp. I think this every time I color their stamps. Great Job!!!!!!

I used Cherry Lynn dies to cut the image our and create a frame. On the side note, I noticed that a lot of Cherry Lynn dies are used to create these amazing complicated cards. I decided to keep it simple.

I used Tim Holtz for background circles/ dots. It seems that my theme this days yellow and blue. I added peals using Viva pearl pen. I really love this pen it just creates perfect round pearl, unlike Tim Holtz pearls. With Tim Holtz  ones I really have to play around to create a round pearl.

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Simple Circle


I was trying to work with the sketch and for some reason it just looked incomplete. So I decided to change it to circle shape card and it turned out perfect.

Here is how the card is made.

I used circle die to create the share. I cut out next size smaller in cream cardstock. I used JustRite "Seeds of Summer".   I stamped flower 3 times and cut out and layered to create a 3D effect. I colored it with inktense pencils.  I used the same stamp to create background, added my fav faux stitching. It is done.
I think this shape is the best for this sketch. Well at least I like it the best this way. What do you think?

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Simple Flipped

Hello Dear Bloggers,

I am so happy to see messages from you. I miss you too guys :)

I am making this card for JustRite challenge using the sketch. I decided to flip the sketch

So here is how the card was created:

This card was simple and easy. I used Anna Griffin embossing folder. I really like her designs. Used JustRite stamps for the message and little banner. I should mentioned all the stamps came from the same set of  "Live, Love, Laugh, ". I didn't pay attention before but this set has a lot of little decorative stamps that  are just awesome.  Added my new fav faux stiching and its done.

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On the side note, Spellbinders have new dies... I swear I am addicted to them. My DH tells me that I will go broke if I will try to buy them all and that I am not using a lot of them anyways. So to prove to him that I actually use them for the next few cards I will be using as many of those as possible.

Sometimes I am just lazy to get out my cuttlebug or fiskars to die cut. Ohh and my crafting table looks like a tornado went through it.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

I am Back!!!

Hello Dear Bloggers,

I was so busy with work that it barely left me time to do cards. But I decided that I am going to make time. Thank you so much for your kind comments :)

So here is the card:

This one was very simple. Used M bossabilities to emboss background. Cut out banner, stamped sentiment using kaleidoscope inks. Flower were left over from previous project & punched out  butterflies and its done. Really simple.

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Sunday, May 26, 2013


For the last few cards, except the chalkboard technique card, I was trying to combine 2 challenges. Just Rite ( using orange, blue, beige) & Cheery Lynn (make it manly).

I found that either the color came out wrong or it wasn't manly enough. I also didn't want to make it dark. I find a lot of guy cards use a lot of browns and those dark colors. This is why I wanted to use the Just Rite challenge.

Here is the card:

Background: for this one I really used quite a few products. I started with background stamp from OI. I wish Just Rite came up with script kinda background. Then I stamped Hot air balloon. I have used stamp markers to color the stamp. I bought the stamp on ebay by some company that makes custom stamps. I will include the link if you want to look at it I also bought my custom "handmade by" stamps.

I also used Tim Holtz stamp for flourishes. I wish Just Rite would have Just Flourishes stamp set.

I used Cheery Lynn dies to cut out oval and make flowers.
I have layered the card of orange card stock and on the blue card stock for the case. I seem to be really liking faux stitching. It seems to me it just adds that last touch.

What do you think?
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Simple Bday card

I was thinking to think how I can create a manly card. I really didn't want to add pretty die cut in this one and wanted to keep it simple. That's what i did. I used Cherry Lynn dies as embossing tools instead of cutting it out.

Here is my card:

This card was really easy to do.
For the background I have embossed the Cherry Lynn dies on to the card. I was thinking of inking and adding shading but I decided against it and just leave it as is.
I have used my gazelle to cut out tons of little ties. I have stamped then with clocked using dew drop brilliance.
I have put faux stitching. Layered in on the brown card stock and the card is done.

The stamps that I have used I have digged out of my stash. I didn't save the name of the manufacture. Sorry.

What do you think?

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Chalkboard Technique


I always liked the look of chalkboard. I decided to research how to do it. My greatest resource is youtube. Here are few ways of doing it. I am posting all the links with different ways:

Some of them use embossing, some of them use chalk, and some just write ink.

Here is my card:

In my case I decided to just use frost write chalk ink. This ink takes a tad longer to dry to gives me the opportunity to mess around a tad.
I have used JustRite stams and just stamped the frame and the corners. I let it dry just a tad and then started to rub. Then I stamped the sentiment and waited for it to dry. I went over it with write gel pen to make it stand out.
Faux stitching is done by using tracing tool ( straight line every time) layered with blue cardstock. I could've used any color but I feel like blues. I guess if I was doing the card for a girl I probably would've done pink.
For the inside, because the tracing tool leaves little holes it is easy to do faux stitching that is identical to the outside.

And it's Done. So So simple.

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Father's Day card

I am trying to do more of cards. But I find i don't have as much time I am going less complicated cards. At least this gives me the opportunity to use all of my stamps. Sort of going back to basics.
This card is made for father's day.

Here is how the card made:
For the background I used JustRite background stamp. I seem to use use quite a bit of just right stamps lately and not using my other ones. The card is 5.5 X 6.5. In order to use as much of the space w background stamp as possible I simply stamped it twice, cut it into pieces and connected them. All the connections are hidden by Cherry Lynn boarder die and a ribbon.

For the sentiment, I stamped using Just Right stamp. I have bought Ranger Distress pens. I am so not impressed with them. I wanted to color the clear stamp and stamp it. They didn't work well. I have other market pens Staedtler Marsgraphic Duo. Those are awesome and they not nearly as expensive as the ranger. Over last few month I bought few ranger products and they were disappointing. I find they are cheaper made then the products that were created for the artists or illustrators. The only thing that I still like ranger is distress inks.
I also have bought sakura glaze pen. I love sakura gelly rolls pens. There are few types of them depending on what you are planning to do. The  glaze pen is designed to create a glossy 3D image. It defiantly makes the  image glossy when you color it. I have colored the sentiment and the frame with them I am not sure that the camera really picked up the shine.

For the final touches I used my fav VIVA pearl pen. And it's done.
What do you think?

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Just Because

Hello Everyone,

Ok so new job is really busy. It takes a lot of energy out of me but its fun job. The downside I don't get to craft a lot. I am sure it will change once my schedule will get a tad normalized.

I decided to try something different. I was cleaning up my craft table and I had tons of papers on it. I was determined to use at least something from that pile instead of getting more paper. And I did. This is different card for me.

Here is the card:

Background came out very unusual but I love it. I used a used card stock that I doodled on and wrapped white crepe paper around it in 2 layers then I embossed it with Sizzix InkIts. I love the texture it gave and super deep embossing.
The rest was simple. I have used Cherry Lynn flourish die out of bit of card stock that were on my table and used embossing powder to turn them into gold leaves. I have 2 layers of embossing powder on it to make it more full.
For the sentiment I have stamped JustRite stamp and embossed it  on the laminate paper sheet to create transparency.
I used Cherry Lynn doily to create the corners and the card is done.

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Sunday, May 12, 2013


This card is one of the guy's card. This one wasn't too bad because I knew how I want to make it. It's always easier I find when i have an idea already planned out. Otherwise I can fiddle with a design for long very long time.

Here is how card made:

I have used JustRite background stamp on the chocolate card stock. I stamped it with dew drop white brilliance. I was trying to make the card as bright colored as possible. I have cut circles using Cheery Lynn stackers  out of turquoise card stock.

I like those stackers because there are quite a few variety of sizes and they coordinate nicely with each other. There is even a circle big enough that I am going to use for the circle shape card. But I am side tracking....

I have stamped card stock using Tim Holtz stamp and Tim Holtz greeting. Ribbon around the card and some little bling.

I am thinking I shouldn't added the bling or used something else. Oh well.

On the inside of the card, I have stamped Tim Holtz airplane ticket and again those great stackers.

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Button - One in a Million

Hello everyone,

Happy Mother's Day to every mom or mom to be.

I never really use buttons on cards. Why? ... I have no idea, it just for some reason doesn't fit with my style. Although some time ago I have bought whole bunch of them thinking I would use it. I thought JustRite challenge would be perfect to get my buttons out and do something with them.

This was really simple card.


I have hot glued buttons to cardstock added the doily lace that I have left over from previous project and used floss to add the decorates. I did faux stichting on the card base. Card is done.

On the inside of the card it says " you are one in a million"

But I forgot to take the picture of the inside before  giving it as a present.

Have a wonderful Day

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Mother's Day - Flower Study- Gardenia


I want to Thank You, all of you wonderful people who look at my blog and leave lovely comments. I love & read them ALL.

I really love gardenia and I thought it would be complicated to make but it was actually easier then a rose. I have googled the picture of the flower and here what I found. So I decided to mimic the flower pattern.

The trick is how the bud is formed. Unlike roses the gardenia bud created by petals twisting into swirl, where roses petals overlap.

I am playing a lot with different flowers but I am finding using very similar layouts for my cards. I will try something new soon.

Here the card that I made for mothers day:

BACKGROUND: This was easy. I used pattern paper. I don't do use papers often but this time i decided to do so because i wanted to add stitching. This is faux stitching. I use the tracing wheel to create little holes so it would look as if i stitched it. Then gel pen fills in the rest. I have cut mini Cheery Lynn doily and it became lacy border.

FLOWERS: Using Cheery Lynn build a flower #3 cut out petals different sizes. The gardenia is build out of 3 layers. Each layer has 6 petals ( roses have 5 petals). To create a bug I simply placed 6 petals in the row ..straight line.. and glued each end petal half-way to petal before ( does that make sense?). Then using twisters started to roll it and the bud is done. Then i created next 2 layer of 6 petals like i normally would.
If you want step by step pictures of it .. let me know i will post it, how i did it.
I have added perfect pearls on petals and little tine pearls. The flower is done. I have used Cheery Lynn build a flower #2 for the leaves.

SENTIMENT & EMBELLISHMENTS: I have used JustRite stamps for that of course...I stamped with dew drop brilliance and tuxedo black. Added Cheery Lynn butterflies and pearls. Pretty bow to top it up.

INSIDE: This was easy, just used scraps of the pattern paper that were laying around my desk added stitching. Added  JustRite sentiment with the frame and used JustRite die for the blank spot.

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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Bling it Up


I miss doing more craft then I am right now. But still trying to keep at least 1 card a week. Working longer hours is not cool but I love what I do.

For the card I wanted to combine 2 challenges together: Bling it up by Cheery Lynn and Sew Good by JustRite.

Ok so let's start with saying I suck at sewing. I can do faux stitching but not real one. I really wanted to do the real one it looks so nice on the cards. That being said I have bought singer hand sewing machine. It is just a tiny one. I need more practice at how to keep it straight. I've added some stitching to this card  around rose because I wanted to add an accent and more eye movement.

So here is the card:

BACKGROUND: I have embossed JustRite background stamp and then used metallic gelatos. It does really show up on the picture how shiny it really is. I have cut out 2 Cheery Lynn doilies and overlap them. making them part of the background.

FLOWER: I have used Cheery Lynn build a flower 2 petals. Then used clear glitter glue on the edges. Once it's dried I have spraied with a blue shiny mist. ( P.S. I really need to make straying box, my bathroom was all blue after).

SENTIMENT: I have used JustRite sentiment and added Bling.

It's done. What do you think?

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Flower Study – Cherry Lynn Build a Flower #2 Roses

I love Cherry Lynn dies. I really really do but I wish there were more instructions & ideas youtube videos.

This is my attempt to build a rose. It comes out so pretty but I think I went a little too crazy with amount of petals. I finaly used up all my xmas paper :) ...
I have made this card using 2 blog challenges. Cherry Lynn: the main theme is mother’s day and Just Rite: window of opportunity.

Here is my card:

I wanted to stay away from traditional colors and decided to experiment. I think it came out a tad darker then I planned but it’s still pretty J . I have embossed black cardstock with the clear embossing with JustRite background stamp.

I have made it off centre to create a tad more movement to the card. Using gelatos added gold and silver color to the background. Using JustRite die created the window  

I have created all the flowers using Cherry Lynn build a flower die. 

Used JustRite sentiment. Added pearls and the card is done.
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Friday, April 26, 2013

Guest Designing for Scrapbooker Paradise

I am so excited I was invited to guest design for Scrapbooker paradise!!!!

The challenge that they are hosting on their website is all about spring. Please come and play J


Here is my interpretation of the  picture:


I really wanted to re create this beautiful flowers  and colors. I have created cherry blossoms from Cherry Lynn die: Build a Flower #1.

I have embossed the page using JustRite BG stamp and added the sentiment.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Flower Study -- Build a Flower Cherry Lynn

This card was a lil bit tough in terms of figuring out what I want to do.
The challenge on the JustRite blog is to create a flower with a window or window inspiration. I haven't done window cards before. I 've done a lot of other structures but not window.

So this is my first attempt at this type of card

Here is the how the card is made:

BACKGROUND: This is regular tri ford card with 2 panels. I have cut 4 x 2.75 inch panels. Background is embossed  using JustRite damask background stamp. Clear embossing on ivory card stock and then .... ohh yes you guessed it.... gelatos. These are metallic kind so I am hoping you will be able to see all the pretty shimmer it created.

WINDOW: I have glued the panels to the card base ( tri fold). For the window I have use spellbinders. I have put the die inside the card, closed the panel and run it though cuttlebug. Sounds easy right..... well.... it took few run through cuttlebug to cut 3 layers of cardstock. It can be done :)
I have stamped a Just Rite sentiment and then put is on the 3D Glue dots.

FLOWERS: I am into cherry blossom mood... so for the next little bit you will see few cards with those. This is the easiest flower that I made. I have used all the crap paper ... little bits that were laying in my craft scrap bag for .... well eternity....  Using Cherry Lynn Build a flower  #3 die, cut out 5 petals, colored the edges pink with dew drop brilliance. For the center using Cherry Lynn Embellishments #2 cut out the middle part, colored cold with dew drop brilliance. Glue them together.. and pearl and Done! easy right?... By the way can anyone suggest a wet glue that is super strong and dries fast.... glue gun is really not the best options for building flowers... they are too bulky and heavy!.

EMBELLISHMENTS: Just a pink ribbon with a bow and some pearls.

Here is how card looks inside. What do you think?

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