Friday, October 20, 2017

November Card Cafe-Thank you gift

Have you made anything with these cute Pizza Boxes yet?  They are easy to assemble and will hold lots of little things.  This is the Thank You for RSVPing gift people will make in my November Card Cafe.  I am thinking some Dove chocolate will fit nicely inside.

Has this week gotten you excited about the Pick a Pumpkin bundle? 

Are you wondering what I might feature next week?  Come back and see what I have made with my Halloween sets.  

Thursday, October 19, 2017

November Card Cafe-Pick a Pumpkin bundle

    Do you see where the copper is used as an accent on this card?

The pumpkin outline in the back and one of the leaf branches are made using Copper Foil.

The branch on the left side of the card was embossed using copper embossing powder.

And notice the work Autumn.  I used the letters from the set called Labeler Alphabet.  I did not have a stamp with the word Autumn and was wondering what I could do , when I remembered this alphabet.  I love how it looks on this card. 

Check out the blog to see this card and additional card creations.

I have shown you the 4 designs that anyone coming to my card cafe in November will be creating.  Each person will make two cards for each design with a total of 8 cards.  When someone RSVP's by October 23rd they will be able to make what I am showing you tomorrow as a thank you gift.  Come back and see.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

November Card Cafe-Pick a Pumpkin

  When I looked at Pinterest, this card jumped off the page for me.  It was created by Dawn from

Colors used, Soft Suede, Crumb cake, Sahara Sand, Early Espresso.

Not a bit of orange but an elegant card.

I love the wreath that was made using the new Jute twine.  

And the touch that makes a card for me is the background.  In this case the Pinewood Plank 3D dynamic embossing folder was used and really stands out.

      Did you know if you lightly spray water on the card stock before embossing your image will stand out even more?       
     Did you know that these embossing folders are so thick that you only need to use one cutting pad to emboss them?

Tomorrow I will share a card that uses the Copper Foil to add some extra to the card.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

November Card Cafe Creations-Pick a Pumpkin bundle

  Fall makes me think of Thanksgiving. This is the year that all my kids gather with their families on Thanksgiving so I am really looking forward to that time together.  I have been thinking of different ways to decorate the table with stamping.

Do you recognize the background paper on this card?  It is the reverse side of the Halloween designer paper called Spooky Night.  I love that this paper can be used even longer than Halloween.

The pumpkin in this card is one of the thinlits that is included in the bundle without a matching stamp.  

If you have not started using the adhesive sheets, this is a great card in which to start using them.  I backed a long sheet of card stock with the adhesive to make it easy to attach this skinny little pumpkin onto the finished card.

The card for tomorrow uses neutral colors and makes a different kind of a Fall card.

Monday, October 16, 2017

November Card Cafe-Pick a Pumpkin

 Fall is one of my favorite seasons.  How about you?  The Pick a Pumpkin set is perfect for all kinds of fall cards.  I love sets that have stamps that can be cut out with framelits and thinlits and this set is a favorite.  There are several thinlits that are additional to the stamps in the set. I am featuring this bundle in my November Card Cafe.

Today's card is quite simple and inspired by a card shown on

Card stock- Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, and Painted Autumn Designer paper

Ink- Perfect Pumpkin, Early Espresso

Copper Trim

Everyday Labels Punch

I wanted some early espresso card stock behind my saying so I punched a label out and then cut it in half to back my saying.  Easy and got the look that I wanted.

Tomorrow I will share a card I made for Thanksgiving.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Merry Patterns-Birthday

  Doesn't this make a great birthday card?  After a week of looking at Christmas card it is nice to know that this stamp can be used for other occasions. I found this card on Pinterest from the blog called

Designer Paper-Eastern Palace

Colors- Pacific Point, Lemon-Lime Twist

Framelit-Layered Squares

Ribbon-Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon

  Remember, October 31st is the last day to earn this stamp set with a $300 minimum party.  If 6 friends ordered $50 each then you have the party. Contact me if you want to learn more or book a party.

  Next week I will be featuring fall cards make with the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Merry Patterns-Deer

  When I saw the deer in the Merry Patterns stamp set it was the only part of the stamp that I was not sure of.  But, I found this great card posted by Marion Stempelt and loved the way the deer looked.  

Colors-Early Espresso, Soft Sky

Wood Textures Designer paper

Layering Ovals Framelits

Delicate White Doilies

  I love the wood look of the background and how the paint looks scraped off and the wood shows underneath.

Tomorrow I will share a card that shows how parts of this stamp set can be used for other than Christmas.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Merry Patterns-Tis the Season WOW card

  This card popped up as a wow to me.  When I checked it further it is one of the simplest cards I found.  Amazing how the silver pieces can make this look so intricate. The creator has a blog called  Check it out.

Paper- Year if Cheer Designer paper

Color- Silver embossing powder, Versa Mark ink pad, Whisper
White, Basic Black card stock

Metallic Edge Ribbon

Foil Snowflake

Tomorrow I will show you a card featuring the deer with a sweater!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Merry Patterns-Tis the Season Simple card

 Doesn't this look like a simple card to make?  I think that is one of the reasons I decided to feature it.  Check out this website to see if there are more simple cards to create.

This stamp set is great because it is two part stamping.  First, you stamp the outline in Basic Black and then the green fills in the outline of the word season.  Very easy to place properly.

Paper- Christmas Around the World designer paper, real red Emerald Envy, and Whisper White card stock

Thinlit- Lovely Laurel, Layering Ovals

Ink- Basic black, Emerald Envy

Tomorrow I will share a simple card with a WOW factor.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Merry Patterns-Candles

There are several things I love about this card featured on a blog by stampwithamy.

1. It is pretty simple to create.

2. The embossing folder Winter Wonder is a favorite.

3. The candles are so easy to stamp.  They are a 2 step stamp.  First you stamp the outline in a dark color.  Then the candles are stamped with two separate stamps which is how you can stagger the colors.

You might wonder how I got the garland behind the candles.  I did not stamp them first but last.  I created a mask, by stamping the candles on a post it note, then placed the note over the stamped image and then stamped the pine bough.  When I took off the post it note the garland was behind the candles.

This week I am featuring the Merry Patterns stamp set which is available free with a $300 minimum order.  If you don't want to place an order for that much, then get some friends to order and when all the orders total $300 you have earned the set as one of your hostess benefits.  Check with me if you have any questions, or would like to book a party.  We can make some of the cards I am featuring this week at the party so everyone can have a chance for a hands on experience.

Tomorrow I will show off a very simple card made with this set.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Eclipse card-Dragonfly Dreams

When I made this card I was thinking of a family member who is raising bees and what fun it would be to put them on a card that I could send to her.

So, have you been thinking of some of the words you could use on an eclipse card?

Use the word YOU but stamp other word to go with it like Happy Birthday to...

Create a card and instead of letters use numbers to depict the person's age, especially if it is a special age.  My friend Robin made one for a grandmother turning 100.

Place deer on a card and use the word HUNT for a man that loves to hunt.

Use the person's name or nick name if they have a long name.


I am sure that you could make an even longer list.  Have fun trying your own eclipse card.

Come back next week to see samples made with the Merry Patterns stamp set, a set you can have free by having a home party or private order that totals at least $300.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Eclipse card-Night in Bethlehem

  I found an example of this card on Pinterest and fell in love with it. The city of Bethlehem is faintly stamped in the background.

One of the great things about stamping your background before cutting out your letters is that it is so easy to place your letters correctly into the slot.  The stamping makes it easy to line them up.  In case there are multiple letters like the word Fall, it is still quite easy to line up the letters.

You can pop up your letters with anything you have on had, but the easiest thing to use are the foam adhesive strips.  The are just the right width to fit any of the letters.

My favorite letters to use are the Large Letter Framelits from the annual catalog.  They are $99.  If you have a bunch of friends over for a party and the party can total $450 or more you can purchase them half price.
Better yet, if you join my team you can purchase them as part of your start up bundle.  You are able to order $125 worth of supplies for just $99. Contact me if you are interested in joining the Super Snails.

Tomorrow is my last card showing the Eclipse technique. 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Eclipse card-Cat punch

Do you see the change I made to the eclipse card?

1. Instead of stamping my background, I just used a piece of designer paper, the one called Spooky Night.

2. I cut the word Boo out of the background piece and another paper from the Spooky night designer paper series.

3. The cat is not stamped, but cut out with the cat punch from one side of the same designer paper pack.

I had a leftover boo from the background paper so.....

I punched out some cards from the designer paper creating my own background, then attached the boo on top.  

Tomorrow I will show you the Night in Bethlehem card I made using this great technique.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Eclipse card-Spooky Cat

My downline group called the Super Snails had our monthly meeting on Saturday.  I demonstrated the eclipse technique to them and we each created a card or two using that technique.  

Jody used the Spooky cat stamp set and cut out the word DARE. I love the end result how about you.

Four letter words work the best for Eclipse cards, but if you squeeze the letters together you can get 5 letter words.  I have also seen samples where a rectangular picture frame was used for much longer words.

I am thinking of making a Christmas, Halloween, or even one that says Scheets, our last name.

Once you have tried the technique it is hard to stop.

I will show you a couple of cards I made that featured the cat punch.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Eclipse Cards-Snowflake Sentiments

  Have you heard about eclipse cards?  I have been having a blast creating a variety of them and have lots of more ideas in my head. If they will just stay there.

1. First, stamp you images on a plain piece of card stock, I used Whisper White for this card.

2. Then cut out your saying, what better word than Snow, for a snowflake card.

3. Save all parts even the inside of the O. Glue the remaining card stock piece onto your card base and set aside.

4. Place foam adhesive strips on the wrong side of each letter, but not the inside of the O.

5. Now replace each letter into its spot and you will notice that all the stamped images line up perfectly.

6. Put some adhesive on  the back of the little piece from the O and stick it inside the O with your scissor tip or a piercing tool.

 It is called an eclipse card because you can see part of the base of the card on the side of each letter.

It is so much easier to make than you think when you look at the end result.

Tomorrow I will show you an eclipse card my downline Jody made at our last meeting using the stamp set Spooky Cat.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Cafe Card Creations-Painted Harvest Bundle

Did you notice these Acetate card boxes in the Holiday catalog?  There are great for gifting cards to people.  I have also found out the following can be placed inside the boxes...

Giordelli chocolates
testtubes filled with candy

You can emboss the boxes on the front by running it in the embossing folder.

And the most obvious.  Each box will hold 5 cards and envelopes.  

1. I placed a belly band around the box 
    3 inches by 11 of the card stock
    2 1/2 inches by 12 of the designer paper

2. I glued one edge the same on both pieces of paper and then wrapped it around the box as a unit. I attached the pieces together on the back of the box, making sure there was enough give that the belly band could be slid off and on the box.

So this is the end of the October Card Cafe Creations.  In case you are not sure what a Card Cafe involves.  It is a class I offer once a month.

1. There are 4 card designs all using the same bundle.  Stampers make two of each design.

2. If they RSVP by the date of the class they get to make a 5th project. In October it will be the card box.

3. If they wish to purchase the bundle the day of the class, then the class is free.  

Next week I will be featuring the projects you can make in my Hooray for Halloween class. Stop by and see them.  And if you like what you see on my blog, please follow my blog.  

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Card Cafe Creations-Painted Autumn Designer paper

Don't you love the colors in this sheet of Painted Autumn designer paper.  I have always been drawn to the fall colors.  This card is very easy to create.

1. Two colors of card stock, and one piece of designer paper.

2. Another saying from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.

3. Layered shapes.  Everyday Label punch, Layering ovals both plain and scalloped edges

4. The final touch is a flower and leaves from the Touches of Nature Elements.

You don't need a lot of stamping when the designer paper is so elegant.

The final project I am featuring this week is an Acetate Card box that will hold all these cards and envelopes.  

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Card Cafe Creations-Painted Autumn designer paper

See how easy it would be to create this card.  

1. Card Base Tangerine Tango cut in the standard card size 
5 1/2 by 8 1/2.

2. The pumpkin sheet from the Autumn Harvest designer paper cut 
4 3/4 by 3 1/2.

3. A strip for the saying cut 1 inch by 4 inches.  The stamped saying is from the set called Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  Notice the extra pumpkins.  They were cut from the card stock.

You could actually use most of the designer paper in the pack to create new cards similar to this one.  What a great gift for someone, several birthday cards ready to go.

Tomorrow I am going to show you another card where the designer paper is the main feature of the card. Check back to see it.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Cafe Card Creations- Painted harvest Bundle

Can you see the word Fall kind of jump out of this card?  This is created using a technique called the Eclipse Technique.  I think it was named that because you can see a tiny bit of the Early Espresso under each letter.

You might wonder how this is created.

1. First you take your top layer and stamp all over it with whatever stamp you want to use.

2. Next you think of a word you would like to emphasize on the card.  Use the Large Letter Framelits or something similar to cut out your word.  Save all pieces even the insides of the A in my card.

3. Attach adhesive strips to each letter and then place it back in the card.  It will be easy to replace because of your stamping.  Do not put adhesive strip on your inside pieces (like on my A). These will be glued on top of the card base.

Now you have a great looking card that was so much easier to make than it looks.  I hope you will try to make an Eclipse card of your own.  I would love it if you attached a photo in the comment section of this blog.

Tomorrow's card will feature the designer paper for a very simple but great looking card.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Card Cafe Creations-Painted Harvest Bundle

  Are you in love with this set yet?  It was the first one to get my attention when I opened the Holiday Catalog.  I have to say I keep seeing more great ways to use the stamp set.  In addition there is a wonderful leaf punch that punches out the leaf stamp. And finally the coordinating designer paper is my favorite in the Holiday catalog.

1. The stamp set is multi layered and has an unfinished look to the first layer.  That is intentional, but if it bothers you, you can re ink the stamp and rotate the stamp before stamping a second time.  The second layer creates a detailed petal.  The amazing thing about this stamp set is that you can use just one color, or two different colors to create the sun flower.

2. The leaf is also multi layered.  I find I am most successful if I stamp the detailed stamp first in a darker color.  Then when I stamp the solid stamp I have something to see that helps me place the second stamp better.

3. The punch is handy to punch out the leaves.  Be sure and stamp the image close to an edge of the card stock.  It makes the punching so much easier.

4. The designer paper coordinates with an awesome color combination.
     Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Lemon-Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky, Tangerine Tango.
Wow some of these colors, I never would have put together, but they look great when you do.

  Tomorrow I will show you a great technique I learned about at an event I went to in Champagne.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Holiday Catalog Launch Party-Treat Bags

This cute treat is made with the Seasonal Charms stamp set.  There is a reindeet, a snowman and a pumpkin in the set.  The stamps can be used as tags on a package, or as a treat holder as seen above.  What treat might fit in this bag?

How about an Hershey Kiss?

Well, that was a small treat so how about another treat also.

The treat is made with the 2 by 8 cellophane bags found in the annual catalog.  And the topper is the Pumpkin from the Seasonal Chums stamp set.  These stamps are great because there is a front and a back on the stamp. The tiny bit of designer paper is from the Spooky Night designer series paper.  One side is definitely Halloween and the other side can be for any other occasion.

Love the vines on the back side of the pumpkin.  

The third project you will make is a bookmark, because not everything has to be about candy.

I love the cat punch and I don't even own a cat.  There are some cat images on the designer paper that can be cut out using this punch.  That is great and saves a lot of cutting.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing these stamped items we will be making at our Holiday Catalog Launch Party.  If you are in the area be sure and stop by.  

Next week I will be posting the cards you can make at my Card Cafe Creations for October.  

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Holiday Catalog Launch Party-Carols of Christmas

 I love the tiny 3 by 3 cards.  Don't you?

1. They make perfect gift cards.
2. I use them in orders as thank you cards.
3. Out of one sheet of 12 by 12 paper you can make 8 cards.
4. Than can be mailed if you place them in a standard envelope.
5. You can use the envelope punch board to make a matching envelope if you wish.

The trees and the deer in the Carols of Christmas set work perfectly on a 3 by 3 card don't you think.

By now you should be able to guess that you can make this card at the Holiday Launch Party to be held on Saturday, September 16th from 10-3.

Tomorrow I will share a note card you will be able to create using the Painted Harvest stamp set. Check it out.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Holiday Catalog Launch Party-Christmas Quilt stamp set

  What are your favorite colors for Christmas?  Mine are and I think always will be Red and Green.  And I really like the bright red and green best as are seen in this card.

One of the things I like to do other than make cards and stamp of course, is the sew.  When I saw this quilt card I was thrilled.  I send birthday cards to all the members of a quilt guild I belong to and this set will be especially appreciated by all the members.

Here's a few things I like about the set.

1. The outline that looks like stitching is a separate stamp and because it is photopolymer it is very easy to place over the quilt image.

2. The embossing folder called Quilt Top makes the stamped images look as though they have been quilted.

3. I love the cursive font especially since my cursive is not at all recognizable.

This card will be at one of the make n take tables at the Holiday Catalog Launch party help on Saturday. 

Tomorrow I will feature a gift card you can make using the Carols of Christmas thinlits. Come back and take a peak

Monday, September 11, 2017

Holiday Catalog Launch Party

You are Invited to..
A Holiday Catalog
Launch Party

When: Saturday, September 16th
Where: 1020 Rickard Avenue
              Springfield, Ill

Check out this link for more information and a way to RSVP

Holiday Catalog Launch Party-Winter Wonder Textured Embossing Folder

  Isn't this simple card great!

1. The Burlap background folder was stamped first.

2. The layer was then embossed with the Winter Wonder Textured embossing folder.

3. In order to make the image pop, the image was then lightly rubbed with sand paper.

4. The saying is from the set called Hearts Come Home, and the cute little snowflake is from the set called Snowflake Sentiments.

5. The final element is one of the Gold Faceted Gems.

Do you love this card?  If you will be in Springfield, Illinois on Saturday, September 16th, then you will be able to make this card as one of the make n takes.  Check out my website for more details.

Tomorrow I will feature another card you will be able to make using the Christmas Quilt stamp set.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Card Cafe Creations-Colorful Seasons

An amazing card for an amazing person.  This had a Japanese look to me with the moon and the peach blossom flowers on a delicate branch.

1. Punch out a circle the size you would like for the moon.
2. Attach it to the paper will something that is not permanent.
3. Use a brayer and roll it all over the background paper.
4. Pull off your circle and there is your moon.

I found this card on Pinterest from a blog called Stamp with Amy K.

Next week look for some cards made with some of my favorite stamps from the Holiday Catalog.  If you do not have your catalog by now, contact me and I will make sure you receive one.

Thanks for stopping by at Sushi Stamps.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Card Cafe Creations-Colorful Seasons

Can you picture this card made with Berry Blast, Crushed Curry and Dapper Denim?  This design would be so simple to create in each of these colors. Why these particular colors?  They are the featured colors in the Color Theory designer paper stack.

Sign up for this card cafe if you are in the Jacksonville, Illinois area and make the card I featured yesterday free.

Tomorrow's card features the branch from this set, the flower framelits and sponging. Come back to check it out.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Card Cafe Creations

Isn't this a great WOW card.  It was designed by Sarah-Jane Kale`.

There are several great layers on this card.

1. A strip of the Color Theory designer paper.
2. Two different framelits from the bundle, the branch and the leaf.
3. Stamped images, and matching ribbon.

Together they make a great card that everyone attending the card cage can make it they RSVP by Thursday, August 31st.

Tomorrow's card would be easy to recreate in the 4 colors that are featured in the Color Theory designer paper.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Card Cafe Creations-Colorful Seasons

  Do you wonder how the leaf color is made so varied?  It is created using the Baby Wipe technique. You will be able to make 2 of this card at my Cafe Creations class on Monday, September 4th.

  I received this card as a swap at a Vacation Stamping School in Champaign at the beginning of this month.  And I loved it.

1. Take a Baby Wipe or two and layer them in a shallow container.
2. Drop a variety of re-inkers onto the Baby Wipe.  This is now your ink pad.
3. Press your stamp onto the Baby Wipes and then onto your card.  You can reuse these Baby Wipes over and over again re-inking if they seem a little dry.

  What a simple great idea to make a simple but stunning card.

Tomorrow I will show off the card you will be able to make one of if you RSVP by Thursday, August 31st.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Card Cafe-Colorful Seasons

  Everyone loves something new right?  I have a new monthly card class planned starting Monday, September 4th. 

Card Cafe Creations
   1 featured bundle
   4 card designs
   Make 2 cards from each design

   All for $15
   RSVP by a certain date and make an extra card free

   Purchase the bundle the class is free

  Today's card is one of the Cafe Creations for September.  Can you guess what the featured stamp set is?  Colorful Seasons

  I found this card on Pinterest created by Lyssa Zwolanek.  Thanks Lyssa for such a great card idea.

  1. Stamp the flowers in a curvy row on the front flap of the card.
  2. Cut around the outer edge of each flower to create the curvy front of the card.
  3. Place a strip of Color Theory card stock on the back flap and you now have a great looking easy to make card.

Come back tomorrow to see a card made with the leaves from this versatile set.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Halloween Swap-Merry Cafe

When I first looked at this card I loved the way Cathy combined the punch, and designer paper, with the cup from the Merry Cafe stamp set. But little did I know on first look that this card opens up.

Just pull out the tab from under the cup and you can open the card to this cute inside. This card combines the Merry Cafe stamp set with the Coffee Cafe stamp set from the annual catalog.  Who wouldn't want some Brew with Scream and Sugar!

Aren't these fun cards!  But they are not the only great swaps I received at Vacation Stamping School.  Come back next week to see some more swaps I have received at recent stamping events.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Halloween swap-Seasonal Chums

Can you guess what sets were used on this card?

Seasonal Chums, the pumpkin from the Holiday catalog
Spooky Cat from the Holiday catalog
Cat Punch from the Holiday catalog
The bats from the set called Sweet Home from the annual catalog

The door from the set called At Home

When the door is opened you see more items from the various catalogs

The spider web from Sweet Home
Trick or Treat from the Seasonal chums
Brick embossing folder from the Annual catalog

I love all the layers of this card that Margo made and swapped with me.

Tomorrow I will show off a card I swapped that was made with the Merry Cafe stamp set from the Holiday catalog.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Halloween swaps-Spooky cat

Check out this background for the owl stamp.  It is another section of the Spooky Night designer paper.  If you want to make some easy cards, then cut out the branch, stamp the owl and there you go some easy Halloween cards.  

This card may look simple, but when you open it up.....

It becomes an easel card.  Isn't this cute.  I love the little saying with the eyeballs that has been used in the center. The new stamp called Labels to Love has been used as the background for the eyeballs. It can be punched out with the new punch called Everyday Label Punch.

So, you should never judge a card by its cover.

Tomorrow I will show you a card that is made with several different items from both the Holiday and the Annual catalog.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Halloween Swaps-Spooky Cat

   Doesn't this card make you think of Halloween?  I recently went to a stamping event called Vacation Stamping School held in Champaign.  A favorite part of the event is swapping card fronts with other demonstrators.  This week I am featuring the Halloween cards swaps I received.

Spooky Night designer paper- Love this paper.  One side is definitely Halloween, the other can be used on any fall card.

Cat Punch-Did you wonder how hard it might be to cut out this cat?  There is a great cat punch that will cut it out for you.  And one of the designs on the paper is full of cats that you can punch out.

Spooky Cat stamp set-  Cat, witch's hat, owl, poison bottles,and several cute word stamps are included in this set.

Mary Ellen did a great job on this card don't you think?

Tomorrow I will show you another way this set can be used.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Everything New card Buffet-At Home with You

  When I made this card I wanted the door to be the focal point and I wanted to show off the Wood Textures designer paper.  

1. The door is cut out with a thinlit and the window part of the door is also.  There is another piece I did not use on this card that will make the door so it can open to reveal something on the inside.

2. I love the message at the side of the door.  Can't you think of  a few people that message applies to and they are not necessarily family.

3. I thought this might be a good card to send to a male.  It seems I have a lot of cards and stamps that have a definite female look to them so this card appealed to me as one to send to a special male in my life. My husband is the one I think of immediately.  We have an anniversary coming up in October and I think he would love this card.

What a fun week this has been sharing the cards that were offered in my card buffet.  Next week I will be sharing cards made with items from the new soon to be current Holiday catalog.  When I looked at that catalog I wondered how I would be able to afford all the stamp sets I love.  Come back on Monday to see some of my favorite items from the Holiday catalog.