Hello crafty friends,

I think today’s card sums it up for me right now.  I woke up this morning sporting a “Don King” hair style.  It’s messy and bigger than acceptable Texas standards.  I mean, we like big hair here in Texas but this is ridiculous.  Glad we’re all at home and I’m not expecting any visitors. The messy hair and messy craft room are frightful! BUT, it’s OK, better to be healthy and safe.

Bird Ballad and Here's a card

Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper is on SALE!

I used the often overlooked, Here’s A Card stamp set.  The stamp set has many sentiments, some of them are humorous as the one I used today and then some often used sentiments like Happy Birthday and Thanks. I also used the beautiful Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper (DSP) which is on the retired list and is while supplies last.  The birds are actually cut out of one of the sheets in the DSP package.  If you’re in the USA the Bird Ballad DSP is on sale for $8.05 from regular price of $11.50.  The package contains 12 sheets of 12″ X 12″  patterned paper (2 each of 6 double-sided designs.) Here’s a video so you can see all the pretty papers: Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper

Here’s another version.  This time I used the Positive Thoughts stamp set (love all the positive sentiments in this set.)  The paper cutting dimensions are the same for both cards, I just changed the orientation, one has a top fold and this one has a traditional fold on the left side.

Positive Thoughts Stamp Set

Positive Thoughts Stamp Set

It’s the same A2 sized card and the DSP layer is 5 1/4″ X 4″ and I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut out the center and used a smaller die to cut out a Whisper White cardstock shape to stamp on.

Here are the items to make this card, just click on any of the pictures on my Shopping List or on my signature at the end of this post and you’ll be redirected to my 24/7 Online Store.

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I hope you liked today’s cards. The first card was inspired by a card made by a fellow demonstrator, so much so that I quickly dug through my messy craft room to pull out my DSP and make today’s cards.  I hope it inspired you to use some of those beautiful papers in your crafty stash.  Well, that’s it for me today. Just know that I’m sending you a virtual hug, prayers and lots of love!

Inky hugs,


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