Handmade thank you and congratulations card

When I was leaving previous company, my supervisor was leaving for another position(promotion), so I made a card to thank and congratulate her.


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Mini cards

During the summer, I made a few mini cards using smaller cardstock leftovers.  So these are about business card size.  Mostly left blank, so they can be used for whatever.

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Tissue holder with mason jar and chalk paint

I saw cute tissue holder that were painted with chalk paint.  So I decided to make one also.  I got a 32oz wide mouth jar.

I used wide mouth mason jar.  Then I got Waverly chalk paint in a few colors, Acrylic matte finish sealer, and Kleenex Perfect Fit (in a tube box).

I spray with the matte sealer first based on other people’s suggestion.  Then I painted twice and sprayed again to seal.

I also cut out vinyl as a stencil.  My first attempt on anything other than paper craft.  It is so much fun!

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Kleenex Perfect Fit looks like this. Just take the rid and tissue and put it into the far when you are done.

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!  We already went to a Halloween event by Vue de Vire, my hubby as Slash (from GNR) and I as a rock band groupie from 80’s!

But before we decided what we were going to be, I found a shark costume for Mochi thinking he can be a shark.  But after I put it on him, I realized it is more like a shark eating him…

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And we bought our camera to take pics of him in other people’s decorated frontyard…

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Birthday card with Martha Stewart flocking powder

I saw a set of powder on sale at Michael’s and bought it without knowing how to use it.  It just looked like glitter powder…

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It turns out flocking powders are kind of fuzzy after you apply it on paper with glue.  I like it better than glitter powder!

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It is hard to see in the pictures.  I will have to take better photos next time!




77th Birthday card

Today is my husband’s stepdad’s birthday.  So I made chocolate creme brulee, got some sushi from Nijiya and went over to their house.

They loved the chocolate creme brulee!  I used a recipe from here.

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Birthday card with button balloons

I saw a cute card on Pinterest with a hot air balloon that was made with little buttons.  So I looked at buttons I have and decided to create a balloon!

It also has pics of her dogs…  White fluffy clouds are yarn.

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Another Father’s day card

And here is another one…  This is for my husband’s dad.  I used a pick of my husband when he was little…

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Happy Father’s Day 2017

1 of 2 father’s day cards I made…   I usually have to make 3 father’s day cards, one for my husband’s dad, then his stepdad and my dad in Japan.  But I was sick for 2 weeks, I was just too late to send him a card this year.  Oh, well.

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