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Make | Card – “I Give A Hoot”


I’m not a big user of pop dots, but this one just seemed to call for a little dimension. I hand stamped the letters and then cut notches in the ends to make the banner, lined the white photo corners with a brown pen to help them blend in a bit, and the owl stamp was cut out with a scalloped circle punch.

For the record, the acrylic owl stamp came in a kit I bought a long time ago with no identifying info. The closest I can recommend is this set made by the now defunct Sassafras. WAH :(

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Make | Card – “Makes Me Happy”


Gettin’ all linear up in here! This one was inspired from those SMASH Stickies again. Mat it on a scrap of cardstock, add some more scrap pieces, round the corners if that’s your fancy, add a bracket and “U” die-cut and you’re done.

For the record, my letter U is from the Metro Quickutz Classic size alphabet, and the brackets are also Quickutz.

Card dimensions: 4.5″ x 6″
Supplies: corner rounder, Bazzill cardstock, K&Company SMASH Stickies, Quickutz


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Make | “Keep Looking Up” Card

"Keep Looking Up" Card | Blackbird Darlin

At the time of writing this, I have no idea what paper I used for the circles. I think I cut them from an old Scenic Route paper, but further research might prove me wrong.

The title was stamped from one of those old Studio G wooden alphabet sets that every scrapbooker was going CRAZY looking for at Michaels because they cost a whole dollar. This set is particularly fun because you can fill in the letters with color if that’s your jam. (YES PLEASE!) More Quickutz of course (Arrows Border Die) and my Fiskars Treading Water border punch.

Dab, dab, dab a black ink pad around the edges for a nice finish. I have serious issues with not inking or outlining things for some reason.

Card dimensions: 8.5″ x 4 1/4″
Supply list: Bazzill cardstock, Fiskars border punch, Studio G alphabet set, Quickutz Arrow border die, Tim Holtz ink

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Make | “Do Not Forget” Card


I spotted a pack of these K&Company SMASH Stickies at my local drugstore a couple weeks ago, and pictured this card immediately. Love it when inspiration comes that quickly.

The red strip is 4″ x 1 1/4″, and the corner rounded blue piece measures 2.5″ x 3.5″. The “Do Not Forget” stickie is set at the top of a 1 3/4 x 2″ piece of white cardstock, the border I did by hand with my Micron pen. The finger image comes from the now retired Quickutz 2×2 Checkmark die set and the bow comes from the Quickutz 2×2 Wand die. (I kick it old school, y’all)

Nowadays, there’s all those fancy electronic cutters that could whip up something almost identical to these shapes, I’m sure. I still don’t even own a smartphone, so you can imagine what my craft tools are like.


Card dimensions: 4″ x 5.5″
Supply list:
black brads, Bazzill cardstock, Quickutz Checkmark die, Quickutz Wand die, K&Company SMASH Stickies, EK Success corner rounder, Sakura Micron 05 black pen

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Make | “Blue Without You” Card

"Blue Without You" Card | Blackbird Darlin

Oh look, you found me! Let’s get the party started then shall we?

I scooped up these blue felt ornaments at Target when they went into the 90% off bin after Christmas. A pack of three cost me .10 and I now regret not buying more. DANGIT. The border I did by hand with my Sakura Micron #05 black pen, an item I have been using for scrapbooking since the mid 90’s. My good ole Dymo Label Buddy also came out for this, I don’t think I will ever tire of it. Such a quick and easy title maker! Almost everything I make has some sort of Quickutz (or Lifestyle Crafts if you will) element on it, there’s no exception here…the inside portion of the QuicKutz Disco alphabet fit in nicely for the “Blue” part.

Sidenote: the inspiration for this card came from being mopey about Manfriend being away for a week and listening to The National all day. I’m somewhat amazed at what that combo did to me, right brain-wise.


Card dimensions: 4 3/4″ x 6.5″
Supply list
: Disco font (Quickutz), Dymo labelmaker, jewel brad, felt heart ornament from Target, Bazzill cardstock

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