Category Archives: 365 Cards

Patriotic Miss You – 365Cards Sketch Day 174


  • Stamps – Hero Arts “You’re Always in my Heart” set
  • Patterned paper – Reminisce “Let Freedom Ring”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and BoBunny Dots
  • Memory Box Pearl Stickers

I made this card for our new local stamp store, Runaway Art and Craft Studio, to showcase some patriotic papers and stamps they got in for the 4th. I used a sketch from 365Cards Day 174. I used Ranger Distress Inks around the edges of the various elements and also a shot of my homemade ink spray that I made from Distress Ink Reinkers and water. This would make a good Any Hero card for Operation Write Home–not for them to send home, but for them to receive with a note. Have a great day–it is a warm one here in the Pacific Northwest!

OWH Midweek Throwdown: Tags & Twine


  • Stamp – Hero Arts “Year Round Sentiments”
  • Patterned paper – My Mind’s Eye “Dolled Up” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Die cuts made with Hero Arts “Frame Cuts: Rectangle Frame” set
  • Baker’s Twine – Doodlebug Designs and American Crafts
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I made this card for the Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown: Tags ‘n Twine.” I used the card sketch for Day 90 at 365 Cards for design inspiration. I created the tag by applying Ranger Distress inks (Weathered Wood and Scattered Straw). I then spattered it with water for a little visual interest, edged it with the same blue ink I stamped the sentiment with, and then added the baker’s twine. The distressed look of the tag worked well with the patterned paper I chose for the background. I love the die cuts I made with the Hero Arts die! I’m going to have to play with those chevrons some more! Thanks for stopping by today.

Pattern Play & Less Than 20 Minutes!


  • Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Blossom Three”
  • Patterned paper – My Mind’s Eye “Dolled Up” collection
  • Cardstock – BoBunny “Coral Dot”
  • Stamp – Hero Arts “Mother’s Day Message”
  • Embellishments – Prima “Say it in Pearls”
  • Gems – Darice

I wanted to get one more Mother’s Day card finished for the Operation Write Home deadline coming up at the the end of the month! This was a quick one I did, inspired by the Online Card Classes “Pattern Play” course – Day 1. I was able to showcase several different patterned papers from a 6 X 6″ paper pad I recently acquired by My Mind’s Eye. It fulfilled the 20 Minutes or Less Time’s Up challenge at 365 Cards as well! Hurray! Enjoy and have a great day!

Happy New Year – Penguin Style


  • Stamps – Cat’s Pajamas “Make Merry” set
  • Patterned papers – My Mind’s Eye “Stomp: Best Buddies” (green) and K.I. Memories “Flourish” (black with dots)
  • Edger punch – EK Success “Argyle”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I made this card using the Freshly Made Sketches Sketch #66. It also features argyle, which is in response to the 365 Cards Day 306 challenge. Happy New Year!

365 Cards – Day 302 – Happy New Year


  • Stamp – Judikins “Happy New Year”
  • Stencil – Crafter’s Workshop 6 X 6″ Template “Winter Wonderland”
  • Die cut – made with Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Twenty Eight”
  • Ribbon – American Crafts
  • Pearl pen – Viva Decor Silver
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Kraft cardstock
  • Ranger Distress Inks

The challenge at 365 Cards for Day 302 is Blending color. I chose to blend Distress inks with a snowflake stencil from Crafter’s Workshop. I drew out a little of the white found in the negative space (the snowflake background) with white ribbon and made three accents with the silver pearl pen for some sparkle. Thanks for dropping by today.

OWH Love Card with 365 Cards Polka Dots


  • Patterned papers – KaiserCraft Secret Admirer Collection: Flirtatious and First Love
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Seventeen”
  • Memory Box White Pearls
  • Stickers – EK Success Sticko “Shimmering Hearts”
  • Cardstock – BoBunny Back to Backs: Mint Dot

The Midweek Throwdown challenge today at Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps is Love and Hugs cards for our heroes. Then, over at 365 Cards, Day 278’s challenge is to create with Polka Dots. So I’ve done a combined effort with this simple card. I used the image from one sheet of KaiserCraft paper and die cut the polka dots from another sheet from the same collection. I popped up the image and accented the corners with hearts and pearls. That’s it! Didn’t use a single ink pad on this one! Have a great day and thanks for visiting.

365 Cards Day 251 – Black, White & Yellow

  • Stamp – Inkadinkado “Penguins”
  • Die cuts made from Spellbinders Nestabilities “Classic Ovals” and “Lacey Ovals”
  • Patterned paper – Pebbles “Nancy”
  • Ribbon – American Crafts
  • Crystal stickers – Clear 2mm, Mark Richards, Inc.
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Corner punch – EK Success

This was a fun color combination–and what better way to use black and white (and yellow) than in creating a penguin?! Hurray! I made this card in response to the challenge at 365 Cards for Day 251 – Black, White and Yellow color combination. I like adding one more color to black and white in cardmaking. Thanks for stopping by today.

OWH Sketch #144 – Thank You

  • Stamp – Inky Antics “Italic Thank You”
  • Die cut flower – made with Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Floral Doily Motifs”
  • Embossing folder – Sizzix/Hero Arts “Chevrons & Flourishes set”
  • Brad (flower center) – from My Mind’s Eye: Lush “Turquoise Decorative Brads” set
  • Cardstock – BoBunny and Bazzill
  • Corner punch – Fiskars 4 in 1 “Spiral” embossing corner punch

I used Sketch #144 at Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps for this thank you card. The color scheme is in response to 365 Cards Day 247 Color Challenge. This color scheme was a little bit of a stretch for me, but that’s why they call it a challenge! I repeated the swirl motif in the texture of the embossing folder and the BoBunny cardstock. The decorative corners also repeats a similar shape. Thanks for visiting today.

Belated Birthday – 365 Cards Day 241 Challenge

  • Stamp – Hero Arts
  • Die cut – made from Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Floral Doily Motifs”
  • Border punch – Stampin’ Up “Scallop Edge”
  • Sentiment – computer generated
  • Patterned paper – SEI “Happy Day: Make a Wish
  • Pearls – made with Viva Decor Pearl Pen “cream”
  • Cardstock – BoBunny and Bazzill

Here is a bright card for a Monday! The Day 241 Challenge at 365 Cards is Belated Birthday–it’s not too late! I found the sentiment among many belated birthday sentiments online. I jazzed the scalloped edge up a little bit with my pearl pen, which is a quick way to add “pearls” to a card! Thanks for visiting today.

Spooky! Day 237 at 365 Cards

  • Stamp – Paula Best “pumpkin cat”
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust pen “Copper-star” and “Green-star”
  • Inkssentials Opaque pen – White
  • Kraft cardstock

I made this spooky little ATC after being inspired by “Zentangle-style Doodles” article in the November 2012 issue of Craft Stamper magazine. The article is written and projects created by artist Lisa Mason and opened up a little bit of a different creative outlet! It shows how to use your stamps as a starting point and doodling around the image for a whole new look. So for this one, I used an opaque white pen to doodle on the Kraft paper, then I added outlines to the pumpkin and cat’s eyes with Sakura Sparkle pens. The challenge today, Day 237 at 365 Cards, is Spooky. So this fits the bill, even though this Paula Best stamp is pretty cute, while being spooky! Thanks for visiting today.