Saturday, January 31, 2015

Cards & Journals

I made some cards with the St. Patrick's Day die cuts I listed in my Etsy shop. I added embellishments and glitter to the die cuts, and ribbon to the card on the bottom right. The shapes were cut with an electronic cutting machine.

I cut out a bunch of green glitter shamrocks that can be used in projects.

I did a little hand stamping and made graduation cards.

I researched our local school colors. Below are Carmel Clay Schools, Noblesville Schools,

Fishers and North Central.

The glitter shamrock came in handy for Westfield Washington Schools. Zionsville Schools colors are forest green and silver.

Any color combination could be used if a school isn't represented here.

I designed a framable patriotic subway and card.

On the card, there is a little pearl on the girls hair ribbon.

And finally, I made a 365 day gratitude junk journal. Well, kind of. I wanted it to include one page for each day, so I gathered papers from my stash. I found that I couldn't include 365 pieces of paper in the journal bound by the Cinch machine, even if three small papers were placed where one larger would go to save space. So instead of one journal, I have four! My gratitude journals are more like 3-month gratitude journals.

They are made very simply: colorful pages bound together.

I debated whether to put the blank side facing front or back. I decided to keep the designs to the front so I could enjoy them more.

I cannot wait to get started listing all of my blessings on one of these pages each day!

Most of these pretties will be available in my Etsy shop. 

Thanks for visiting me today!


  1. From one who was the recipient of one of your lovely journals, I can say that they are great!

    What a great idea to make cards in the school colors.

  2. Patty, You make the sweetest things. I love your cards . Very clever of you to make the school cards. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  3. Oh I love those journals! And the patriotic framed picture.....well, I just love it all!

  4. Hello from Spain: Great creations. Very nice and elegant. Keep in touch

  5. Hi Patty! Your creations are so pretty and would brighten anyone's day - the journals are darling!

    Have a lovely Sunday. Hugs!

  6. Patty, Your cards are amazing! I especially love the St. Patrick's Day and Independence Day cards. Beautifully crafted! Have a great week, my friend.
    Hugs and blessings, Beth

  7. All so nice!

    I hope sales are going well in your Etsy Store

  8. I haven't been to your store in a while and I am amazed at all the new beauties in there! I truly adore the hepburn and marilyn ones, I think it might be perfect for a bridal shower I'll be cooking up soon. We'll see!

  9. very lovely cards and I simply love your journals


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