Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Cardmaking series

Welcome to summer!  Ha ha ha, I know it's been summer for a bit, but really, I've only been on summer break for two weeks, and they've been busy ones!  I can't wait to have more time to spend crafting and baking!  During the next few months months I'd like to to share some cards in a cardmaking series on Wednesday, when I share my usual craft projects.
I got into card making when my cousin-in-law joined our family and would always send me such beautiful cards.  I'd been bugging her to teach me for over a year, and when we got a visit in last December, I finally got to learn the basics of cardmaking, which you can read about in my Visit To Madison.  Handmade cards add such a nice touch.  I think people appreciate the extra time and effort in making a homemade card.  I also like making cards because I think everyone should have a little "fun mail" once in awhile - such a nice break from bills!
I'll be sharing a new card or two with you every other week or so.  I'm still working on sewing projects and other craft projects and will share those with you too as I get them finished up.  Stay tuned :)

Here's the first card I wanted to share, I made it using my O-town friend's circuit (she's awesome about sharing!).  I used the Create a Critter 2 circuit cartridge to cut out the happy birthday and the layered elephant.  I couldn't resit the blue Hawaiian print paper from Michaels.  And a wonderful customized birthday card was born.
Happy Wednesday!

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  1. Hi Danielle
    Toooooo cute. I love this card. Thanks for linking up with us at Thursdays Favorite Things Hop.

  2. New follower via Thursdays Favorite Things.

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    Happy 4th!

  3. I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! I would be honored if you join us! Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy

  4. Completely agree that people appreciate the time taken, and creativity, to make a card. Lovely indeed. we love all things stationery and try to promote others to write more letters, make more cards at Please know the door is always open for a kindred spirit! Visiting via norulesweekend blog party.

  5. Cute card! The elephant is so cute!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

  6. That elephant is adorable! I just got into card making with my daughter recently and I love how proud she is of her creations, and how excited she gets when we mail them out. Thanks for sharing:)

    Pink Chai Style

  7. Cute card! I love making cards and haven't for a while. My supply is almost out. I really need to take the time and make some! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. Very cute! Thanks for linking up at Pin It Tuesday! ~ Pary Moppins

  9. So cute!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

  10. Adorable card! Love the little elephant! Thank you for sharing at All Things Pretty! Hope you come back soon.


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