VIDEO-Crocus Flowers Birthday Cards with Colored Pencils and Gamsol

Crocus Flowers Happy Birthday Card

Have you ever used colored pencils and gamsol? Using them really is an easy way to color in images and get a nice smooth result. Today I used Prismacolor pencils (you could use any brand of quality pencils) and gamsol to color the images from Pretty Pink Posh’s Crocus Flowers stamp set. I used the Crocus Flowers dies to cut out all the images for these two very similar cards. I diecut the sentiments with the Happy Birthday Script die, also from Pretty Pink Posh.

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VIDEO-Stork Shadow Box Cards with Special Delivery Stamps and Dies

Special Delivery Stork Cards Avery Elle

I posted these cards on Instagram days ago but technology has not been my friend this week.  I was finally able to finish editing the video and uploading it after my internet service came back on last night.  There are a lot of young couples in my neighborhood and some of my friends are starting to have grandchildren, so I was in need of a couple of baby cards for baby girls arriving soon.  I was originally going to make regular cards but after watching Jennifer McGuire’s video, I decided to create shadow box cards.  It was not my first time seeing this type of card, but I definitely had not made one in a long time.

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VIDEO-Easy Large Treat Bag Halloween Tags


Now that my boys are older, they are not really into candy but they sure love my oatmeal chocolate chip cookies :).  We all got together for dinner last night and, since I probably won’t see them before Halloween, I decided to bake some cookies for them.  I found these sturdy, resealable bags in the baking isle of my grocery store and, although the color was not ideal, went ahead and bought some.

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