Hi Guys! Recently, I hung an inspirational card that says “Do more of what you love” on my office wall. Well . . . making cards is what I LOVE TO DO!!! They’re like mini art projects that almost always come out AWESOME – you can use so many different techniques with cards, creating such unique final products. It’s funny how you start with one idea and it just changes into something totally different. So here we go with my most recent project, lol.

So . . . wow . . . my oldest brother is turning 60 this year. Seems like just yesterday he was throwing mud at me, making me cry, and singing his silly made up songs, making me laugh . . .


This is my inspiration for his card and it is from Stamping with Serendipity.


I used Tim Holtz Paper Stash – Kraft Resist. Really . . . there is something about the vintage Tim Holtz look that I go back to time after time.


I used The Paper Studio Kraft cardstock for the base and the tags.


I designed the card in Cricut’s Design Space and here are the cutout pieces. The black numbers are from a piece of black scrap paper I had.

I ran the top layer of the numbers through my Xyron X to put adhesive on the back. The Xyron makes adhering paper to paper soooooo easy. It completely covers one side of the paper, there’s no mess, and no trimming.


I used a brad (not sure where I got them) for the “Love” tag.

I used Close To My Heart Black ink on the edges of some of the layers to add dimension, which makes it stand out from the other layers.

AND some brown Sparkles for a little bling (hey . . . guys appreciate a little bling now and then . . . right, Dave??).


Here is the finished card. Same design and yet it looks totally different from my inspiration. I think it looks better, of course, lol.

Hey, if you’d like to see some of my other projects, check out my Instagram and Pinterest board, and I would LOVE it if you would follow me.

As always, I’m Livin’ the Moments . . .


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