Saturday, October 4, 2014

saturday...happy National Cardmaking Day!

Happy National Cardmaking Day! Since I missed National Scrapbooking Day because my son was just 1 month old then, I figured I'd play along with a few of my favorite challenges today!

First, it's Heartfelt Creation's challenge: to make a card using ANY of our favorite stamps!

Of course, I LOVE their stamps so I used their stamps only to make this card. It's sweet and simple and flat so it can easily be mailed out!

Here's a close up of it:

Next, I played along with Mojo Monday's sketch and came up with this sweet card:

I absolutely loved this sketch! I used soft colors for the background and ran the soft orange cardstock through the Cuttlebug to add some texture. I added a sweet flower on the bottom corner and this pretty butterfly ribbon to divide the two papers. I love how elegant this card came out!

Here's a close up of this card:

Last but not least, I played along with Our Daily Bread Designs for the first time:

I was very inspired by their top right corner photo in the collage with the soft autumn colors plus the pink. I used scraps of papers to make the background and sewed it all together for a cohesive look. I added a white doily, like on the picture. To embellish the card, I added two beautiful butterflies in soft autumn colors.

Here's a close up of the card:

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

I also want to say that these cards will all be donated to Operation Write Home, which is why I didn't add any glitter and kept the dimensional embellies to a minimum (you can read about their guidelines here).

Happy National Cardmaking Day friends! :)

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  1. Oh, Amarilys, what a beautiful card with the butterflies and wonderful fall colors! And what a delight to read that this is your first time joining us for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge! I'm so delighted to see your beautiful work! I love your other cards, especially that sweet little bird! Hope to see you again in the future! Hugs!

  2. All of your creations are beautiful!! I especially love the blue bird and your coloring!! Your card with the butterflies, inspired by our fall inspiration is beautiful as well. Thanks so much for joining us at ODBD!!

  3. Hi Amy! Wow it's been awhile since I have heard from you! Beautiful cards (as always). Donating them is such a sweet gesture from the heart. How is that baby doing? PM me at so we can catch up. Hugs! ~ Becky


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