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Making Cards


I love making cards and it is originally why I started my store many years ago.  I wanted to teach card making and rubber stamping.

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Making Cards

Maybe you have been to many a card class or just like to make them at home or maybe you have not made a single card in your life but if you read my blog you probably already know that I love making cards.

I am showing you two more today.  One I made recently and the other I made a while back when I was on the Moxxie Design Team.

This post is not going to be a tutorial but will show you that making cards can be simple and easy or a little bit more involved with a lot of detail.

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This is the simple, easy yet really nice card.  I know it has a another strip with a thing on it…that is my style and I like it.  What can I say.  This a strip of Quick Quotes paper just placed across a cream card stock card base.  Before I glue the patterned paper down I string the ribbon across the front and  tape the ends on the back.  Then use another ribbon and tie it onto the first one.  It is such a great way to use ribbon, not be wasteful and it looks fantastic.

The inside is stamped “With Sympathy”.  I am sending two of these out to friends of mine who have recently lost somebody very close to them.

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This card is the opposite in terms of detail and time to make but it is one of my all time favorite cards.  Did I mention that I love making cards?  I used the Moxxie Western Round-Up collection.  It is really fun and available on

The paper I used for the pocket and the burlap background are the same sheet Urban Cowboy.  It is a two sided paper with the burlap on one side and the denim look on the front.  I cut out the pocket added a stamped “tag” (like Levi’s jeans) and stitched around the paper using my sewing machine.  So cute!

I used my Cricut Expressions machine and several of the other patterned papers in the collection to cut out the many flowers.  I wanted to have a bouquet look.  I placed some of them on the actual card front piece with the pocket but the rest went on a piece of patterned paper to make a tag that can be removed from the pocket.

Making Cards - www.michellejdesigns.comThe brads were placed in the center of the flowers then they were glued to the paper and each other to create this look.  I stamped a nice saying on the paper and voila!  The perfect card.

What do you think?  I finished it up by adhering it to a card base and added some twine to the side.

So this card took some time and sometimes it is fun to create a card “masterpiece”!  When you have a little time go into your craft room or take a class and make one simple and one more detailed card.  You will be happy you did!

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