Red, White, and Blue Sale – Final Day!

In celebration of my amazing country, everything in my Etsy store is on sale 25% off! Cards range in price from $1.10 to $2.25 during this time period.  Check it out!

Happy 4th of July to you and your families! Our day we’ll be full of fun, BBQ goodies, friends, and of course, everything American as apple pie!


Red, White, and Blue Sale – Day 3

Today is the day for everything blue to ship for free! See what is available on sale today!

To You, From Me

Soaring By to Say Hi

I am not kidding when I say anything blue… there is just a touch of blue in that patterned paper, but it totally counts! 🙂

Red, White, and Blue Sale – Day 2

Back for Day 2 of the Papered with Love Sale?  Well today it is all about white!  Don’t forget – all cards with any white on them will be shipping for free!

See some of the cards that have free shipping here!

Hey There Chickadee

Sending Birthday Wishes

Happy Heart

Come back tomorrow to get a peek at what will be shipping for free!

Red, White, and Blue Sale – Day 1

This Sunday we celebrate our Independence Day, and everything American! I’m counting down to the big day with a color sale for Papered with Love customers.  Each day until the fourth of July cards with a specific color will be shipping free!  Today it is every thing RED.  Any card with any red in it has been listed with free shipping.

Want to get an idea of what will be shipping free? Check out these cards here…

You’re so Sweet

Sending Birthday Wishes

Come see what color will be on sale tomorrow!

Card Sketch #1

When I haven’t created in a while I usually turn to a card sketch to get me inspired.  I looked and looked, but I couldn’t find anything that I liked! So I created my own… I do this from time to time, but really enjoyed this sketch, so I wanted to share it and show you how many different ways you can use the same sketch and get a wide variety of cards.

Here’s the sketch.

This is the first card I made with this card sketch. 

This is always the stamp set I fall back on if I am in a rut… It is Everyday Button Bits from Papertrey Ink.  Then, I dug through all of my papers and pulled out some fun red printed papers that would go with the patriotic theme I was wanting to showcase. Some fun punches, a few buttons and then it all comes together.  Here’s a close up of the button cherries and sentiment on a punched out of kraft cardstock.

 If you’re interested in this card it is available for purchase in my Etsy store here – You’re So Sweet Thank You card.

I’ll be showing you over the next few days the other cards I made using this sketch. 

Hope you all are having a great day!

Autumn Wishes – Day 5

Hope everyone is having a happy Friday! Although it is Friday the 13th.  I know, I know… I shouldn’t be superstitious!  But, I have been working with kids for the past 7 years and something a little crazy always happens on Friday the 13th.  That and full moons. 

Today is my last day in my Autumn card series.  I saved a simple but sweet autumn colored card for my last day.  I like making sweet little cards full of fun details, but that can be reproduced easily.  I am all about the assembly line process. One day, I’ll try to photograph my process.

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Check out that white natural textured cardstock.  I found that at Office Max one day on a trip for padded envelopes for shipping out my Etsy purchases.  I got it in the white and ivory colors.  I can’t stop using it!  I love the subtle detailing it offers versus just plain white or vanilla paper.

This card features Stampin’ Up’s Crushed Curry card stock.  It is this awesome goldenrod yellow that is SO Fall.  I used my trick again of cutting out the trunk of the tree so it lines up perfectly AND adds a fun detail.

One of my readers told me the other day that she like how I use a lot of buttons (Hi Lynn! 🙂 ). I LOVE buttons.  There is just something so homey and crafty about them.  They add a detail that brads or eyelets just can’t quite do.  This card features a small group of buttons in shades of brown ranging from a cream to a rich chocolate. 

I have this card available for purchase as a single card or as a set of 4 cards in my Etsy store, Papered with Love.

Here are some pictures of the set of cards.

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Here’s the set, all packaged up for a cute little gift. 

And here is one last shot of the card!

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You can see the decorated envelope peeking out behind it.

I do have some good news!  My husband and I will be going for a week trip to Tennessee to experience a little bit of Fall ourselves.  We are truly blessed to both be teachers and have a week off for Thanksgiving/Fall break, so we are taking some time for ourselves to recharge our batteries.  We both have had some challenging students this year and have taken on additional professional responsibilities so have been wearing a little thin.  This trip will be just what we need – I am hoping for a little bit of snow, myself! 🙂 We are coming up on the one-week countdown for our trip!

Happy Friday – enjoy the start of your weekend!

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Last in the Series

Here is the last in my series of cards inspired from a card I saw on Splitcoast Stampers.  You can view my two previous posts here and here

This version, as I said yesterday, is my favorite.  It’s never to early to start to get ready for Christmas, and this is a simple, sweet card to share your holiday joy with your loved ones.  It has the same layout as the two previous posts, but includes a few more details.  Call it the older sister of my two previous posts if you will. 🙂

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The background of this card has been stamped tone on tone with snowflakes to add a bit more texture and interest.  The main image piece has been backed with red cardstock.  The same rounded corners, crimped edge, and button accent all tie together to form this simple, rustic Christmas card.

This card is available for purchase as a set of 4 cards or as a single card in my Etsy store, Papered with Love

Here is a shot of all 4 cards grouped together.

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All of the cards feature the sentiment “joy to the world”.  I think this sweet little card will do just that!

Here are a few more detail shots of the cards.

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In this one you can see the envelope flap has crimped to echo the crimped edge of the image on the card.  I love that sweet detail!

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And this one shows the dimension of the card.  I think it is so neat to see the detail of the card from the side.

I wanted to take a moment to show you all how I package up my card sets.  All sets of cards are packaged in a clear plastic card box to protect the cards during shipping, provide a great way to keep your cards together, and allow for you to give a set of cards as a fun, thoughtful gift.

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I hope you all have enjoyed this series!  Be on the look out for my postings soon!


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