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Monday, December 24, 2012

Card Clubs - January 1, 8, & 9, 2013

Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a blessed year ahead.  Below are the cards that we will be making in the January card club:

This card was inspired by Janet Yates, and her blog can be seen at  It uses the Serene Silhouettes and Petite Paris stamp sets.  The base card uses Daffodil Delight card stock.  I used the Top Note die to cut out a piece of Black and So Saffron card stock.  Using a brayer and sponge, I coated the So Saffron piece with Daffodil Delight, Pumpking Pie, and Tangerine Tango ink, and then stamped the image in Basic Black and sponged a little black beneath that.  The bufferflies were made with the Butterfly embosslit folder in Daffodil Delight and Basic Black card stock. The bottom sentiment was stamped with Basic Black on Daffodil Delight and punched with the oval scallop punch and backed with a piece of Basic Black punched with an oval punch.
This card was made using the Blooming with Kindness and Petite Pairs stamp sets.  I saw many very similar cards using this same technique so I can't really say that this card was inspired by any one person.   The base card and all framing pieces were made using Real Red Card Stock, and the other card stock is Very Vanilla.  I placed the three pieces of Very Vanilla card stock on top of each other, and then sporadically stamped the image using Real Red ink.  After stamping, I adhered the Real Red card stock to each piece and just glued them to each other.  The bottom sentiment was made in a similar fashion and punched with the oval scallop and small oval punch.
Hopefully everyone has received the new spring catalog.  This card was made using a new set out of that catalog, the Hearts a Flutter stamp set and coordinating frametlit set.  The base card is Melon Mambo topped with a piece of Pretty in Pink that was embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  The Melon Mambo paper behind the heart images was cut out using the Delicate Doilies Sizzlits.  The hearts were stamped using Melon Mambo ink on Whisper White paper and cut out with the framelits.  The bottom sentiment was made using the Layered Labels stamp set and coordinating framelits.
These cards will conclude our current card clubs, and I am currently signing up people to join one of two cards clubs that will be held at my house.  If you are interested in joining, please let me know.  Thank you.


  1. Brenda, looks like your card club is gonna have some fun! These are beautiful!

  2. Happy Christmas Brenda from Down Under your blog looks great have not thought of January yet.
    lots of love Carolyn S U Down Under

  3. Great cards. Wonderful way to start the new year off right. I need to get designing mine.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Happy New Year!!!

  4. I've got a few clubs coming up next month too, but am not prepared like you are! The cards look great. My favorite is the middle one. :-)



  5. Loving your stuff as usual Brenda !! Especially that Blooming With Kindness card ... isn't that flower just delicious ?? Have a great day friend !!

  6. Very nice cards! I'm your newest follower!

  7. Beautiful cards Brenda, I love the colourcombinations of your first vard, the black gives it such a lovely accent with the yellow colour.
    And I see on the second card you used the same flower that I used for my card, I just recieved that one in the mail this week. I love this stamp so much.
    I follow you too now. ;)

    Hugs, Rosalien

  8. Gorgeous cards Brenda! The Blooming with Kindness triple time one is so striking and pretty. I bet your club girls will love them all too. I am following you now too!

  9. cute cards :) love the top one