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Friday, December 2, 2011

Mr. Cardmaker has been a Working Guy

Clearly, I have been conspicuously absent from the blog arena.  I have been a BUSY card maker!
I got some new, fun supplies from Stampin'Up!, and have been trying to put them to work.

I made these--

I ran this one thru the cuttlebug with a SU! Sizzix folder, and I tried to mask off the doily/snowflake.  Big fail!  I almost broke my Cuttlebug.  There is LESS embossing on the doily, but it definitely did NOT do what I wanted....

Let me say how happy I am that I do NOT have to send one person a thousand different cards, because it would surely kill me.  I am very happy to lots of variations on a theme!

These are all made with the Hello Doily stamp from SU!, and some white embossing powder.  I LOVE this stamp, and how much it fills up my card!  I cut around portions of the doily to give some emphasis in areas, but I rough cut them (as usual) because I think the doily would get lost without a tiny bit of framing.

I also did a touch of copic coloring in some of the letters. 

The sentiment is from Studio G in the cards above.  Below is from Stampendous, the Holiday Home set.

Here is where I switched from stamping on Melon Mambo, and instead moved to patterned paper.  I love the combinations!!  These papers are American Crafts, Dear Lizzie set.  The shimmer paper is all DCWV.  The little snowflake punch is Martha Stewart, and the big one is SU!
The Merry Christmas above is punched out with the words window punch from SU.  I use this a LOT this season.  That, and the modern labels punch.  I'll show you those cards soon!
The sentiment above is A*muse Studio.
The tags here are done with GinaK Designs All Occassions Tags set, and Spellbinders grommet tags dies.  The sentiment is SU! Teeny Tiny Wishes.  The tag and the sentiment are both wet embossed to punch them up.  That frame above is one of those happy accident moments, where I used a leftover scrap to make a rectangle and got a fun little frame.  These things make me grateful for my two-way glue pen.

As you can see, my sentiments DO get to floating around just a bit.  Oh well....

I have plenty more cards to go, and more to show you.  Stay tuned. 

Sorry for the brief amount of explanation here, gang, but I gotta get back to work!!! 
More later, as soon as I can get them photographed!!!
I hope your cards are going REALLY well, and that PANIC MODE hasn't settled in at your house.  (I am not QUITE there yet, but I hafta get OFF this computer!)

Thanks for stopping by! 
All Best-


  1. WOW! These are stunning! Gorgeous cards, Richard!

  2. WOW you have been working really hard and the results are Beautiful!

  3. Richard, I love the soft look of all these cards and the color choices are also top-notch! :)

  4. Oh this set is amazing Richard!! I love that doily and the color theme you carried thru is so pretty!!

  5. These are really beautiful Richard. Amazing dimension with that lovely doily!

  6. Oh PLEASE don't break your Cuttlebug! That was THE longest week of my life waiting for the replacement.
    Your cards are a buffet of yummy Christmas goodness. I had no idea that that doily stamp was soooooo big. That's fantastic!
    Joyous, wonderful merriment was had by me while visiting your blog today. :)
    Can't wait to see more.

  7. Oh Richard, these are gorgeous. I love that doily stamp. Guess I need to put that on my must have list. I think I like the doily stamped on the patterned paper the best, but I like embossing, too. That grey one would be good for a wedding or anniversary card. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I got one of the bee-auties, hee hee! Typing up my post right now! :) hugs!!!


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