card making

Don’t cut out the templates for cardmaking

A looooooooong time ago, I bookmarked a cute template for a momma bird card over at mmmcrafts. I finally printed it out and made some cards. Only took me two and half years! I think they are pretty cute even though I didn’t visit the post with the instructions until…

Wedding card making

I used my vanilla ink for the first time ever, over a year since I purchased it, for the first time this month. Remember when I talked about a wedding in the historic Ft. Dodge theater? You are looking at the beginnings of the card that went to the couple.…

Crafty Monday: Custom birthday card

My side of the family’s monthly birthday gathering was this last weekend. Being a frugal woman with little time, I didn’t leave the house to get a card — I made one. Using my paste paper winnings (it’s so gorgeous and luxuriously thick!), I made a quick ‘guy’ card on…

Craft Monday and DiGiorno winner

Crafty Monday is my time to share a craft with readers. This column started in January 2011. Birthday cards for my nephews I started by making creases in blank cards. I decided on a watercolor wash for a background. I prefer non-white backgrounds for most cards, yet need the white…