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Card: It's Your Day

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Do you ever have one of those days when you want to send a card to a friend but don't have one handy? That is exactly why I like to create cards as gift sets. I usually make a gift set of four cards (each one a bit different from the other) and then I make a matching storage box and give them as a gift set to my family and friends. This entire process makes me happy because I made the cards and then gave them as a gift... it makes my family/friends happy to receive the gift (I hope)... and then they can pass on the happiness as they add a personal note inside the card before mailing it out.

Here is a gift set I made today (and the instructions to make one yourself). Get creative and use whatever paper or die sets you have... this is just one example.

To start my cards I u…

Card: Playing With Background Stamps

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I have some really pretty background stamps so I thought I would play a bit with those, but rather than using them simply as backgrounds, I chose to make some custom patterned cardstock to then die cut and create with. Using this technique I was able to create a couple of unique cards. Here is how I did it...

Using my background stamps I stamped a sheet of cardstock using four different coordinating colors. The background stamp I happened to use for this project is a CTMH stamp set D1750, but you can use whatever background stamps you have in your stash. I didn't use all the pieces I stamped, but saved the extras for future cards.


Next I used a Stamping' Up bird punch to cut out some birds and branches. I used my Tombow pens to color in the bird's beak and my b…

Blayde

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Welcome to my Paper Crafting With Rebecca blog. Usually I jump right into sharing a paper crafting project, however, this is not the case with today's entry.

If you follow my blog you may realize it has been a few weeks since I posted an entry. The reason being that in the second week of June my little dog, Blayde, started having more difficulties with his health (collapsed trachea and congestive heart failure). Our veterinarian couldn't do anything more for him and Blayde died on June 25, 2018. I feel as if someone has ripped a giant hole out of my heart and because of this immense grief I have not had my usual "creative juju" or desire to do much of anything. The couple of times that I have gone downstairs to my crafting area I had to turn around and walk out, because Blayde was not there with me. He always sat at my feet, on his little bed next to my crafting table, as I paper crafted.
So I have decided, if you will be kind enough to indulge me, to dedicate today…