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June Paper Pumpkin Club - We're Goin' to the beach!

June's "A Little Smile" Paper Pumpkin kit has everyone in my clubs smiling ear-to-ear with the colourful and fun collection of little acknowledgement cards, complete with a carrying pouch.  As always the kit came with a great little stamp set and loads of great embellishments - there were even 40 sentiment tags and sparkly sea stars and sand dollars.

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It's Graduation Time - Show Them How Proud You Are!

The end of the school year is quickly approaching, and at my house it has been non stop prom and grad preparations for a couple weeks.  Grad is a truly special event, and what better way to express how proud you are of a graduate than with a hand made card.
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As I was working on a card for my son, a local gift shop that sells my cards called looking specifically for grad cards.  Shazam!  into production mode I went and whipped off a handful more in various colours.  I also decided to step this design up a notch and make a fancy-fold party invitation in the form of a pull-tab easel card.  The card comes out of the envelope flat, but you pull the tab and it pops up into a standing easel card.

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I will provide a FREE tutorial for the basic cards, and a paid tutorial for the more elaborate stand up cards in my tutorials section because there are a number of specific measurements and instructions to follow - too many for this blog post.

You can of course use school colours to make these more personal, and the mortar board tassels don't have to be gold - that just happened to be what I had on hand.  Make your's unique and special.






Cleaning out the cupboard - Daisy Punch & Gingham Gala fun!

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Back during Sale-A-Bration I was so busy setting up Paper Pumpkin Clubs, designing cards for classes and becoming top SAB seller for my team, that I forgot I had ordered Gignham Gala paper and the daisy punch with intention of doing some summer cards.

Today was office cleaning day, and lo, I discover a whole unopened pack of designer paper in the back corner of the cupboard.  I had put it there for the proverbial "safe keeping" when I would "find time" to use it.  So I found time today.

Out came the daisy punch, some whisper white thick card stock, some velum paper, and some sequins.  I did make cards in all five glorious colours of the Gingham paper, and I did remember after the photos that I also had the FREE SAB coordinating ribbon pack stogged away in a drawer for "that special time when I would make those special cards...." but I thought I'd focus on two cards close up, rather than a desktop full of them at a distance.
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