Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Amazing You handmade card

Rich, luxurious colors and a plume that amazes.  My niece lives in New Orleans and watching her post about her adventures with today's Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras I couldn't help but love the exotic colors, clothes, headdress and more.. one of my favorite birds and the most exotic is the Peacock.  With our 365 Reasons to Celebrate - see how this is my nod to celebrate today.  (Create for FREE with this Free Stamp Set, Free Thinlits Dies collection and then Join Us THIS Saturday and take the class for FREE with a minimum purchase!)
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Create in Gold and Glitter... 
~  Cover the Elegant Eggplant card stock (3-3/4" x 5") with the Embossing Buddy.
~  Stamp the *Beautiful Peacock 2-Step stamped image in Versamark ink.  Cover with Gold Embossing Powder and Heat Emboss** what stuck.  
*The great thing about this stamp set is that you can have layers of wild feathers.. 
**My kids call Heat Embossing MAGIC.. because the dull green like powder melts into liquid gold.. beautifully!
~  Die-Cut the Celebrate Amazing You thinlits in the Gold Glimmer paper on the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine and Magnetic Platform.  Apply with Rolled Glue Dots to the card.  I found that the Celebrate was a bit toooo big so I left it off of the card front.
~  Layer over the Crushed Curry card.
Don't waste the pretty glimmer Celebrate!  
~  Apply to the inside of the card!  
People love a handmade card and decorating the inside is so easy and fun to do.
My Jr. Photographer (actually my youngest daughter) wanted to help mom.. so she actually took this photo!

Tool Tip:  A Rolled Glue Dot is a great adhesive!  Glue dots are so very strong and rolling them holds thin die-cut images like this.. 
Keep it in the family.... my girls (and even my son) are part of my family business.  They are my die-cutters, stampers, heat setters and now my youngest thought she should join the team of my photographer.  I just had to share.... this is my Mom Pride kind of moment.
Celebrate Fat Tuesday of Mardi Gras?!!  Tomorrow Lent starts for us, in our home, as we chose to honor Jesus and His sacrifice for us  Have YOU heard??  I'm alllll about Celebrating!  Every Day of the year is worthy of a celebration and they have multiple holidays in most cases!  My plan is to Celebrate with YOU for the Next 365 Days!!
    If YOU Comment Below (in this blog post and the daily posts for the next 365 days!!) I will draw a name - daily - to send a handmade card(picked within two days of the blog post).  That is 365 cards being mailed out! Squeee!!  So JOIN US Every Day for the New 365 Reasons to Celebrate fun tour on my blog!
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Celebrate LIFE!  Throw on some rich colors, sparkle, gold and throw about some candy to those in your life (OK maybe NOT that - lol - without warning at least).  I rocked my red shirt with a bold pattern today (and of course my red lips) at my TOPS meeting (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) to celebrate the season... Comment Below (then Like, Share and PIN my posts, if you can) and I'll draw a name to mail a handmade card to you!  Enter Daily and receive daily handmade Happy Mail!

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  1. I will be CASE'g this since I have all the requisite items, except for the purple cardstock. I'm one of the few women I know who does not prefer pinks and purples over just about any other color. ☺ Give me greens, blues, reds, oranges, neutrals like kraft, etc. and I'm a happy girl. Another plus is that I love-love-love heat embossing. Isn't that what hooked a lot of us into this fun and addictive art form in the first place? ♥


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