Category Archives: 365 Cards

Joy to All – 365 Cards Sketch Day 342


  • Image and patterned paper – from KaiserCraft “St. Nicholas Collection”
  • Diecut from – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Resplendent Rectangles” die set
  • Stamp – Hero Arts “Joy to All”
  • Holly leaves satin trim – May Arts
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I’ve been slow about posting my Christmas cards this week; I’m trying to finish them up. This card has a vintage look to it and I was inspired by a sketch at 365 Cards for Day 342. I really like the detail in the holly leaves on the May Arts trim–it adds a different texture to the card. I just cut some holly from a tree in the yard today, so I must be in a holly mood! Thanks for stopping by today.

Giving Thanks… with a raccoon?


  • Stamps – Lawn Fawn “Into the Woods” and Simon Says Stamp “Giving Thanks”
  • Patterned papers – Lawn Fawn “Into the Woods”
  • Sequins – Lawn Fawn “Lawn Ornaments”
  • Border punch – Martha Stewart “Zig Zag” Edge Punch
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I really like this stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I am pretty sure that this little creature is a raccoon, but it has a kind of skunk-like tail, so I can’t be absolutely sure! I had fun making this card and it is the only Thanksgiving card I made this year. It is perfect for the “Thankful” challenge at 365 Cards for Day 331. I haven’t played with sequins for a long time, so I had a good time with this card! Have a very happy Thanksgiving!


Diecut Dynamo Valentine


  • Stamps – Magenta heart and Hero Arts “Year Round Sentiments”
  • Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Lacey Circles” and “Standard Circles”
  • Die – Simon Says Stamp “Tilted Banners”
  • Patterned paper – Echo Park “Yours Truly: Crush”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and BoBunny

This card features four die cuts, in response to the challenge at 365 Cards this week for Day 329, to use at least three different die cuts on a card. This is another Valentine for my Operation Write Home collection that I’m putting together before the end of the year. It was fun put together a design that repeats the circle motif with both the die cuts and the patterned paper. Thanks for stopping by.

365 Cards Challenge: Day 318 – Love is in the air


  • Patterned paper – Echo Park Love Story collection “Snapshots”
  • Die cut – made from Spellbinders Nestabilities “Floral Doily Motifs” die set
  • Pearls – KaiserCraft
  • Cardstock – WorldWin
  • Ranger Distress Inks: Victorian Velvet and Walnut Stain

This is a very simple, kind of vintage-looking card for my Operation Write Home Valentine and Love box I’ll be sending off at the end of the year. The challenge for Day 318 over at 365 Cards was to make a card using the word Love. I applied Distress Inks to all of the elements of this card to “age” it a bit. The imagery all comes from the Echo Park paper. Thanks for visiting.


Spooky – 365 Cards Day 293 Sketch


  • Stamp – Close to my Heart / JRL Design Co. – “Spooky” from retired Halloween set
  • Sticker = Little Yellow Bicycle “Trick or Treat” dimensional sticker
  • Patterned papers –  Doodlebug Design Inc. “Haunted Manor” (both sides of double sided paper)
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

Here is just a simple card using the Day 293 Super Sketchy Sunday Sketch at 365 Cards. I used a very old sentiment stamp that I’ve had for a long time. Thanks for visiting today.

Halloween Cat – 365 Cards Day 298


  • Stamp – Penny Black “Dressed to Scare”
  • Patterned paper – My Mind’s Eye “Happy Haunting” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Black Ric Rac
  • Copic markers

Here we have a nice kitty, all dressed up for Halloween. It fits well with the challenge for Day 298 over at 365 Cards. After stamping the image, I colored it with Copic markers. Layers are in orange and purple and grey, oh MY. Quite Halloweeny! Thanks for visiting.

Creative Chemistry 102 – Day 5 – Tarnished Silver Fern


  • Die cut – made from Memory Box “Delicate Fern” die
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks – Wild Plum, Cool Peri, Eggplant, Silver Mixatives
  • Silver embossing powder
  • Clear UTEE
  • Ranger Distress Paint – Black Soot
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I used the tarnished silver technique from Creative Chemistry 102 at Online Card Classes for this card. It features a cut made with the gorgeous fern die from Memory Box and an alcohol ink panel. I based the color scheme on my son’s request for me to make a predominately purple card for the 365cards Pick4Me color challenge. Thanks for visiting today.

Black, White and Blue Challenge


  • Stamp – Hero Arts “Painted Flower”
  • Patterned papers – KaiserCraft “Black & White Timeless” 6-!/2″ pad and Echo Park – “For the Record” 6 X 6″ pad
  • Border Punch – Stampin’ Up “Scallop Edge”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Distress Ink – Ranger “Broken China”

This is a great color scheme. The challenge for Day 276 at 365Cards was to create a card using black, white and blue. I tried to stay strictly with those colors, stamping the image in black ink on white and distressing the edges with blue ink. The patterned papers are also in those colors and the base card is a light blue. This will make a nice any occasion card for Operation Write Home. Thanks for stopping by.

Floral Thank You – 365 Cards Day 195


  • Stamps – Avery Elle “Petals & Stems” and Inkadinkado “Expressions”
  • Dies – Spellbinders “Vintage Labels Three”
  • Patterned papers – Creative Imaginations “Christine Adolph: Boho” paper pad and Basic Grey “Out of Print” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Border punch – EK Success “Open Scallop”
  • Cardstock – BoBunny and Bazzill

The design for this card was inspired by the Super Sketchy Sunday Sketch – Day 195. I stamped the flower stamp and leaves and added some lines with a fine-tip Micron pen, which brings out the black paper accents. I also added faux stitching around the smaller die cut and at the top and bottom borders to tie the elements together. Thanks for checking in.


Thinking of You – Mustache Style



  • Stamps – My Mind’s Eye “Find Your Wings and Fly”
  • Sentiment stamp – Impression Obsession “Thinking of You”
  • Patterned papers – Fancy Pants “Swagger” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Tape sticker – Fancy Pants “Swagger”
  • Diecuts made from Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Nine”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Kraft paper

Here we have a mustachioed card! The Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown challenge this week was to create masculine cards for our heroes to send home. I really wanted to use the “Swagger” patterned papers for this and decided that they would work well with the 365 Cards Day 188 Super Sketchy Sunday Sketch. I had a good time stretching this sketch to work with the elements I’d chosen. Thanks for stopping by!