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From feminine to masculine…?


Sometimes making a card involves such a big decision making process (in a good way)! Today’s card is a perfect example for that.

I started by cutting all my paper to the sizes, including a piece of floral patterned designer series paper and was deciding on whether I should use a polka dot ribbon or a plain ribbon. It was all about making a feminine card in fall colours (I know it’s definitely not fall weather right now, and in fact it’s been snowing in Vancouver all weekend!).



And then I thought, hmm if I do use the solid colour side of the ribbon, I can make use of this yellow twine I have to decorate the ends of the tag instead of my original plan of using regular brads to attach the tag.


At this point, I was like… I’m really not sure about the yellow twine, maybe a brad is a better idea afterall, but anyway let’s move everything from the floor to the table and start putting something together. So before I glued down the layers, guess what I did? I flipped to the other side of the designer series paper, and…


I realized that I actually like this side more. Thanks Janice for your suggestion! I do agree this side is less busy, and gives a cleaner look to the card overall. So the decision was made, and of course the brads fall into the right place. I am happy with the final result 🙂  Now I would like to hear what you think!



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Feminine birthday card with fun curly squares (FMS123)


I had time to play with the Freshly Made Sketch 123 challenge when I was off on Friday. Totally needed that creativity getaway!


When I first saw all those circles on the layout, I was thinking what size of circles should I use? So I went through my punches and die cut collection, and found the Petite Curly Label Punch I got last year. It’s a punch that I rarely use mainly because I can’t seem to find any images that would fit into them. I pulled out the Tiny Tags set I have (because it’s supposed to have the tiniest images!) and was glad that some of the images would actually fit. Also, the images combined to sort of pass for a birthday card.

I showed my mom the final product, and she was like it looks more like a wedding card. Yeah, I guess I agree these are quite wedding-y colours, but think it would also pass as a birthday card for a lovely girlfriend 🙂

All the curly squares were popped up using dimensional tapes.