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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Card Pressies and Lunch Thank Yous!

My birthday is coming up at the end of August, and my two wonderful cardmaking friends took me to lunch a few days before my birthday and showered me with lunch, goodies, and lovely handmade cards.  It was such a wonderful occasion where we had the chance to catch up on our lives and fun events of our summer as we had not had the opportunity to make cards or visit with one another for several months.  I must share their wonderful card pressies for all who read my blog to enjoy!

My first round of thanks goes to Charlene for her wonderful handmade step card and gift bag holding my embossing folder goodies.  Isn't this gift bag just too cute!  She used her Circuit to make the large round doily that became the top of the gift bag. . .I absolutely LOVE it!  I must also applaud Charlene for the pro that she is in making cards with the step technique.  For several years, I have admired step cards from afar, but never worked up the courage to actually try making one myself.  Charlene tells me it isn't difficult, and I give her that skeptical glare with the "yeah, right" attitude.  I did tell her that now that I had her card as a sample right in front of me to follow, I might be brave enough to give it a try.  Isn't this card just too adorable!

 

Gift Bag by Charlene Inks

Step-Card by Charlene Inks


My second big round of thank yous goes to my good friend and cardmaking buddy, Sandy, for this beautiful shaker card, which was accompanied by the WRMK "tool" and the Memory Box die to enable me to make one myself.  I just love the idea of being able to heat seal my own shaker cellophane bags that can be customized to whatever size is needed.  What a great idea!  I can't wait to try it out.  Isn't this card just too feminine...I love cards in pink!

by Sandy Stroble

Thank you ladies, you are very special and what a lovely surprise starting off my birthday several days before it arrived.  Here I thought it was just a spur of the moment get-together to catch up with each other, gab, and shop at the local craft stores as we usually do when we go out to lunch!

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