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Jessica Taylor

Graduation Money Card

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I received an email earlier this week asking if I had any ideas for a Graduation Money Card and dimensions for putting it together.  I didn’t, but here’s one I quickly put together. Open it up and inside is the gift that every grad wants… CASH!   Dimensions and Instructions: Start with a 7"x7" piece of card stock and score at 2" and 5". Fold one side up and secure in place with a strip of Sticky Strip along each side. Embellish front of card. Decorate inside of card as desired. Add cash. I did a quick and easy version…

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Inspired by Pottery Barn Kids

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Do you ever find yourself without an idea for a card?  You want to stamp, you have the time, but you just can’t figure out what to make? When I find myself in that situation, one of the things I like to do is pull out a Pottery Barn Kids catalog.  Even if you don’t have kids or would never purchase from Pottery Barn, their catalogs are full of color and design inspiration. I was recently inspired by this fun appliqued tote bag in the summer catalog.  I used the colors and design layout to create this card: Here are…

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Mother’s Day Card Idea

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Mother’s Day is coming up fast, so I thought I’d share a beautiful card idea with you in case you need an idea for your mom.  The beauty of this card is that it doesn’t have a greeting on the front, so you can really create it for ANY occasion and add your sentiment to the inside. The main image on this card is watercolored, so I thought I’d give you a few Tips for Watercoloring: Stamp your image using a waterproof ink that won’t smudge.  For this image I used the Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad by Stampin’ Up!…

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Making Cards Using What You Have

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As crafters we always want new supplies and are constantly adding new things to our wish lists after seeing what others have made.  One way to use what you have is to look at cards you like and follow the "sketch" of them.   I recently saw a card and loved the layout of it.  So I took the idea and made these two cards: The paper is cut to the same dimensions for each card, and each uses paper from the Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper pack.  By altering the colors, paper designs, ribbon and greeting shapes they both…

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Black and White Wedding Card

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This morning I went on a field trip to a dairy farm with my daughter’s Kindergarten class.  I am definitely a town girl!  I did have fun watching the kids react to the cows and pet the calves.  We even saw a calf that was just born this morning!  It was so small and soft looking laying in it’s stall.  We were told that by this evening she would be up and running around. Amazing! All those black and white cows got me thinking about making black and white cards and how they are always so elegant looking.  So I…

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