Random Friday :)

Hey, there. 

Thought I would share a card set that I made for one of Colin's teachers a few months ago.  I may have shared this one before – sorry – but I wanted to show off the use of Sizzix embossing folders. 

If you are addicted to embossing on cards and such, you must try Sizzix folders out.  Get this: they cover the whole front of a card.  Genius, huh?  Yes, no trimming needed.  And they work in the Cuttlebug just like the other embossing folders.  I will share my favorites below.

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People often ask how I give the cards to people.  I put matching envelopes that are stamped, along wth postage, in a clear box with some fancy ribbon.  Easy.  You can get the clear boxes at the wonderful Papertrey Ink HERE.

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Supplies: Hero Arts stamps (flowers and greetings); Memento Ink; Copic Markers; Glitter Pen; Sizzix, Quickutz and Cuttlebug embossing folders; Hero Arts notecards

You can see all the Sizzix folders I like HERE.  My favorite sets?  THIS and THIS and THIS.

If you want to see these folders in action some more, click HERE.

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About the Silhouette – Someone (very nicely) emailed me asking if I really liked my Silhouette that much or if it was a paid endorsement.  Nothing on my blog is paid – I don't do sponsorships, etc.  If you see me promoting a product, you can be sure it is because I love it.  And the Silhouette is on the top of my list of loves. 🙂

One last thing…

Calling all cardmakers! Basic Grey has new 6×6 paper pads in essential sets.  PERFECT for cards.  Let's just say – I bought a *few.*  :)  This is something I will use for a long time.  Check them out HERE.


OK… time to try and catch up and buy a flight for a weekend away with a dear friend.  Night!

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109 thoughts on “Random Friday :)”

  1. Love how simple and beautiful these cards are! Just proves that a beautiful card does not have to be complex. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Gorgeous notecard sets! Beautiful – they will be appreciated by the recipient for sure. Thanks for the tip on the new BG pads – they look fantastic!

  3. These cards are gorgous and simple. Funny I was doing some challenges for NSD and one was for a simple but beautiful card. These so fit that catagory. So I am off to wipe up some. Ya it is late here in Canada, but it is quiet time and my time to scrap. Thanks for your inspiration.

  4. Beautiful cards. I will checking out the embossing folders – thanks for sharing your favorites.

  5. I absolutely love your creativity and ideas, thank you so much for your
    generosity in sharing with us.

  6. I am ashamed. I have a set and I’ve never even tried the. You’ve inspired me to get them out-thank you!

  7. I was working on another Hero Arts flower stamp for a couple of different cards, but you changed my mind, when I saw these cute cards. I embossed a card front and used one of them and some leaves I’d stamped a couple weeks ago and I went to bed so pleased with my accompolishment last night. 🙂 Thank you so much for the idea, and thanks for showing that clear box for gifting cards to someone. I hadn’t noticed it before and had just sent an order to PTI this week, so they’ll go on my wish list. Thank you again for introducing me to little Kate. She is so often on my heart and I pray so hard for her and her family. I haven’t sent you any cards this time, but I’ve sent an offering to their church fund for Kate. Blessings

  8. Every time I stop by you have something even more amazing! I loved this card set idea and the colors just pop! Thanks so much!

  9. I LOVE your cards! I just bought the Blossoms stamp set and was looking for ideas on how to use it… these cards are perfect! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Love the cards…part of my day was a demo of Copic markers…I think I am hooked…will have to work on getting a set…I love the colors on the cards…what a great gift!

  11. I am loving these cards, as usual you do a fab job. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  12. BEAUTIFUL cards, Jennifer. I love the way you put them into a clear box and Thank you so much for the link.

    I hope you had a wonderful NSD!

  13. Ooh! So excited to learn the Sizzix folders go to the edge. I really was eyeing that dots and flowers set, but I have the Dots by Cuttlebug already. Looks like it might be worthwhile to go ahead and get it! 🙂 Also loved how you shared the link to Papertrey Inks clear boxes–Was so nice to have a visual on how you give your cards as gifts–So pretty!

  14. I just found your blog and love it, I’ll be back more often. I do like the quick cards, I have to do a whole lot of thank you cards and these will be ideal! Thank You!

  15. Great cards! I, too like embossing folders but at this time only have the cuttlebug folders. haven’t seen the sizzex around here…will have to take a better look. thanks for sharing, stamping sue

  16. Thanks for the links but the BG ones don’t work but I still get the idea of the new papers.
    I think I have to check out the sizzix folders, your cards look great.

  17. I really like these card sets you show. There is enough difference in the cards to make them interesting – but enough similarity to make them easier to create! And the price point on those Sizzix embossing folders makes them worth a look — I guess I was just thinking that their “look” wasn’t very sophisticated!

  18. Your cards are always so beautiful, what a great set to give as a gift, I bet the teacher loved them. Can’t wait to get my sizzix embossing folders that I won here on your blog, they look like so much fun.

  19. love those cards. i think i might make some for my son’s preschool teachers for teacher appreciation week this week coming up. Thanks for the great idea. as always you come up with the best ideas!

  20. Such beautifully vivid cards! I love the contrast of the bright colors on white. Makes me want to run out and buy as many Copic markers as I can!

  21. Oh, these are beautiful! I got a Cuttlebug about 2 months ago, but have never used a Sizzix in it before – didn’t really know they could be used in conjunction with the Cuttlebug. But, these embossed circles are excellent! This would be perfect on announcement cards for my new 2 week old 🙂 Thanks for the ideas!!

  22. love how you box up your card sets! such a great idea and so delightful! 🙂 thanks for sharing!

  23. so beautiful..I wish I was one of Colin’s teachers..at least I’d have such gorgeous stuff coming my way!

  24. I just purchased a starter set of copic markers. I’m so excited to get them. I have been watching your blog for all your copic posts. Can’t wait to make beautiful cards like these.


  25. Love those embossing folders, they do an awesome job on adding just that little something special to your cards!!! Thanks for sharing.

  26. I have many of the cuttlebug embossing folders, but these sizzix embossing folders are delightful!! hmm…. Thanks for sharing!

  27. Gorgeous. Simple card, but so elegant. I can’t wait to try to make a card similar to this.

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