Recent handmade cards

A custom handmade travel-themed card for customer whose family member was traveling to Africa this summer for a safari exploration!

Birthday card for family friend’s 25th birthday! There are 25 balloons on the card! Want this card? I can make you one!

Ladybug card for my gal pal who moved across the US!


diy: seeing double birthday card

Hello friends! So sorry I’ve been a little MIA lately. Although it looks like I fell off the face of the earth but I actually have been very busy making cards! I can’t wait to share them with y’all! :)

Here’s a very special card design featuring two cards that must be placed side by side. Our good married friends, Zach and Becky, have birthdays a week apart so I thought it would be fun for them to open their cards individually and work together to make one big and long card! Kind of like a puzzle!

Solid Card:
Recollections cardstock and DCWV cardstock
Paper: Recollections Rockets ‘n’ Sprockets Collection – Star Map
Stickers: Making Memories Velvet Sayings – Birthday
Other: Recollections round mini brads, Foam squares

diy: the less is more card

Happy Birthday Nick!

This card was given to my friend over a month ago. Life got busy (especially lately – sorry for the lack of posts!) and I thought this card was too simple to share so I held onto it until now. But I realized, sometimes, the simple understated card is just as good, too.  These type of cards usually are quick to make since I don’t spend a crazy amount of time over-thinking the card size, layout, etc. Just keep a general color scheme, jazz it up with a dimensional embellishment, throw in a punch line like “Hoot & Holler”, and you’re done!  Less is more, right? :)

Folded Card:
DCWV Textured Cardstock (White Core)
Paper: Sandylion – Slam Dunk
Rubber Stamps: Studio G alphabet stamp set
Embellishments: Recollections dimensional stickers – Owl
Other: Recollections round mini brads, Foam squares

diy: the big 3-0

Happy Birthday Alan!

My oldest friend (totally joking) has turned 30! We (a group of three married couples) frequently tease Alan for being an old man. Amongst all of us, he’s the oldest and I’m the youngest…we are 19 months apart! So, in the spirit of laughter, I made him a larger than normal card with large letters and numbers (aka “large print”)!


Folded Card:
Recollections Cardstock Paper – Black
Patterned Paper: Anna Griffin, The Flora Christmas Collection, Silver Stripe
Solid Paper: DCWV Textured Cardstock (White Core) – The Fall Cardstock Stack
Rubber Stamps: Autumn Leaves Clear Stamps – Scribbles Numbers
Other: We R Memory Keeprs – Nonsense Designer Scrapbook Pad Paper Collection Chipboard Letters, Recollections round mini brads

diy: colorblock card

Happy Birthday Audrey!

My friend, Audrey, is a sensible fashionista so I thought I’d have some fun with her birthday card. Using fashion as my inspiration, I chose the ever-so-hip colorblock trend. What a fun way to use bright colors together (that I normally wouldn’t pair together)! I know inspiration can come from anywhere but I never thought to look to fashion. I’m excited at all the new card design possibilities to come!

What inspires you and/or your crafts?

Folded Card:
Recollections Cardstock Paper – Soda Pop
Paper: Recollections Cardstock Paper – Soda Pop and Cape Cod collections
Rubber Stamps: Ditto Alphabet Cling Stamps