Beautiful day

Its a beautiful, sunny day here in Utah today. Looking out you would never think there was anything scary going on in the world. This is such a scary time for everyone.  It would be so easy to start stressing out but I’m trying to stay as calm as I can.  Its so easy to get caught up in watching the news all day or being on social media, trying to keep track of everything thats going on but I’m trying (not always successfully) to give myself a break from it and do something I enjoy. Whether thats watching a movie with the family or coming to my craft room to make a card!

Today I want to share a card I made using a new die from MFT.  Its perfect for springtime!

This die is a new release from mft stamps called Planted Blooms Dienamics. I cut it using a bunch of different cardstock colors from recollections and then layered all of them together.  I used a floral embossing folder called Cherry Blossoms by Darice.  Then I stamped the sentiment on blue cardstock and also used the same cardstock to frame the embossed layer.  Glued it all together and it was done.  I love how fresh and colorful the flowers are.

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Hello!  My name is Mary and I have created this blog in order to share some of the cards I make as well as some of the goings on in my life!

Today the clocks went forward and I am already feeling the effect!  It usually takes me about two weeks to get used to the new time.  I am looking forward to more daylight and I’m really excited about spring and the prospect of more consistent good weather.

I’ve been making a lot of Easter cards lately. There are so many cute stamps and papers out there. I really need to make a budget for myself as I tend to go a little crazy with spending at times.  Too many cute choices!

So today I’d like to feature a slimline Easter card that I have made using Doodlebug stamps.

I like to make my slimline cards a little bigger than others I have seen so that they fit a #10 envelope better. So this card measures 9.25″x 4″.  I used Recollections white 110lb paper for my cardbase. I really enjoy this paper as its sturdy enough for card bases but I can also stamp and  use alcohol markers on it without any issues.

I cut the frame for the card with the Slimline Postage stamp die from .  I used distress oxides in shaded lilac and tumbled glass along with the mini cloud edges stencil by MFT to create the clouds.

The stamp set is by Doodlebug and it is called Hoppy Easter.  They were stamped on Neenah classic crest solar white 80lb paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored with a mixture of copic markers and Spectrum Noir alcohol makers.

I fussy cut the images and adhered them to the card with Art Glitter glue.  I used some patterned paper from Bella Blvd sweet sweet spring collection for the background. Added some doodlebug enamel hearts and it was done!  I really like how it turned out. I like using a mixture of patterned paper and stamps for my cards.

I will be back in a day or two with another card!  See you then.

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