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posted this in Designer greeting cards on April 10th, 2019

Lily for Easter

I seem to be stuck on the bright orange color.  The cardstock here is Orange Basis.

The quilted layer is Peachy Velvet Stripes Velum.   As the name implies this velum has a very fine stripe to it.  The velum is rather thin but you can emboss it if you are careful.  I needed a backing for the velum so that the color would be shown off.  I used Neenah Solar White.

posted this in Designer greeting cards on April 7th, 2019

Especially for you

I needed a card for a girl that is leaving work.  The base for this card is Basis Gold Green.  I was looking for a good color to offset the orange.

I wanted a color to pop so I went with Mango Orange Treasures.  It is smooth on one side and textured on the other.  I always like texture.

Finally comes to my go to for nearly every card that I make.  Thought I would do a bit of coloring and the cardstock to go to is Cryogen White.

posted this in Designer greeting cards on March 8th, 2019

With Sympathy

This is a sympathy card for a friend.  I just needed the layers for this one.  The yellow piece was in my stash so I decided to try and use it.  The color is Light Yellow Basis.

The base of the card is Gray Basis.  It seemed like a good contrast for the yellow.  All the white cardstock is Cryogen White.  This is great for stamping on and has a wonderful shimmer to it.  I wanted one more contrasting color and thought the Teal Basis did the trick

posted this in Designer greeting cards on March 1st, 2019

Fluttering Butterfly

Hi all.  This is Vickie.  I was really missing card making so I decided to try and get back into posting.  This is a birthday card for my daughter.  It does not open but the piece where the butterfly is moves up and down and when you do that the butterfly seems to flutter.

The embossed base and the small butterflies are from Pink Lemonade Pop Tones.  The slotted piece which makes the butterfly move is Magenta Basis.  I wanted something to pop against the pink and I think the Limeade Pop Tones did that.  The butterfly insert was stamped on Cryogen White.


posted this in Designer greeting cards on December 1st, 2018

Blessed Christmas Wishes

Trying to get started on Christmas cards.  I like how this went together.  Most of the cardstock in this card is from the Linen Line.  The base is Red Pepper Classic Linen.  The tree  is Emerald Green Classic Linen.   This tree has little pieces that stick out slightly.  They were just crying for glitter.   I know you cannot see it in the picture, but there is a fine texture in the linen line.

The city cutout is cut from Cryogen White cardstock.  I used a little antique linen to accent around the edges. The distressing gave the image a little more definition.

The sentiment was cut from Earthstone classic linen.

I am not sure the tree really goes with the background, but it is sort of old Christmas and new Christmas.  I just got this tree die and just had to use it.

Have a great day

posted this in Designer greeting cards on October 7th, 2018

A birthday Rose


I just got some new Stampin’ Up stamps and dies and just had to give them a try.

All the cardstock in this card came from the Treasures Package.  The base is Butternut Orange.  The Grass color seemed to be a good choice for the second layer it was also used for leaf accents.  I accented this layer with a ink pad around the edge.  The flower was cut from crafty brown.  I love that sort of brown paper bag color.  Goldenrod was used in back of the crafty brown  piece to accent the flower.

I would like to qualify one thing in this picture.  The background cardstock is more of yellow orange color.  I wanted to get this posted and just could not get the color exactly right.

posted this in Designer greeting cards on September 9th, 2018


Had a little hard time as to what to call this post.  This card is for the father of a relative that had a really bad motorcycle accident.  He is a pastor of a church so this seemed like it fit.

I used Gray Basis for the base card.  The Basis line never lets me down.  The second accent layer is Graystone Classic Linen.  In the linen line that little bit of texture always sets things off.  For the wood panel Baronial Ivory Linen was used.  I embossed the panel and used Vintage Photo and Pumice Stone distress inks to make the wood look.

Church was stamped on Cryogen White.  Always my go to when I want to have a great base for a scene.

Ribbon was just something I had.

posted this in Designer greeting cards on August 26th, 2018

Thinking of you Flowers

Running a little behind today.  This is a card I made to send to my cousin.  I just got this quilted embossing folder from Stampin’ Up.  Today my choice for cardstock was mainly linen.  The base is Bluestone Linen.  The quilted layer is Baronial Ivory Linen.  Finally the sentiment is Basis Light Yellow.

This card is a corner Pop Up Card.  I love the look.  The middle left panel is a little crooked.  Sorry about that.  I have to see if I can fix that before mailing.

Sorry I forgot to show the middle

Here is the link to Corner Pop UP Card

posted this in Designer greeting cards on August 15th, 2018

Birthday Bouquet


I haven’t colored or made a card in a long time but I did this one up for my Mom’s Birthday last week. I used my all time favorite paper from Paper Temptress – cryogen white to print and color the digital image . This paper is so smooth and take color beautifully!!!

The image is from Power Poppies and it is colored with polychrome pencils. The base cardstock is blue lagoon from the mica mettlics line of paper.

All for today – time for a bit more coloring, I missed it!!

Take Care



posted this in Designer greeting cards on August 12th, 2018

Twist and Pop Trucks

This is a card I made for the grandson of one of my friends.  He is five and has stage 2 cancer.  I have been trying to send cards once in a while.  This card is cute but rather difficult to take pictures of.  I thought it was cool because the inside pops out.  It is called a twist and pop card.  I found the directions on Y-tube.

The base for this card is something I had because it had to be 12 inches.  All the rest of the cardstock came from the Basis Package.  The colors used are Light Yellow, Orange, Teal, Dark Orange, Gold, Orange and Light Blue.  You have to love this line of cardstock because it comes in so many colors.   These trucks are just perfect for little boys. .  I have two stamp sets and they came from http://flonzcraft.com/