Friday, December 1, 2023


It may not look like it, but I'm again using the same card sketch/layout that I have been using all week.  I just flipped it horizontally.

As a reminder here is the card sketch/layout I'm using this week.

Does this card make you smile?  It makes me smile because it makes me think of Spring -- my favorite time of year.  Well, my favorite may be a toss-up between Spring & Summer, but this card definitely reminds me of both.  I need a reminder today because as I look outside I see the ground covered in white with more snow continuing to fall.  If it doesn't stop soon, I'm going to need to go out and shovel!

The pretty Designer Series Paper (DSP) used on today's card is a sneak peak of a new designer series paper collection called Flight & Airy.  It will be available as a free item choice with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration.  Sale-A-Bration starts on January 4, so I'm sharing some sneak peaks.  Other than the sentiment, everything colorful that you see on the front of this card is from this DSP.  The two little love birds were fussy cut from one of the designs.  Aren't they cute?  I just added them to a Countryside Corners Die that I added some soft color to with my Blending Brushes.

The Basic White card front was embossed with another Sneak Peak.  It is the Softly Sophisticated embossing folder that will be available as part of a stamp set and embossing folder bundle.  This bundle will be available for free with a $100 order.  I'm already in love with the embossing folder.  I haven't played with the stamp set yet, but the embossing folder is getting a workout!

Since this paper is so happy, I needed to add a little strip on the inside of my birthday card. 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing how you can use one inspirational layout to create a variety of cards.  Do you have a favorite card layout?

Use this link to download a tutorial for today's card.  It will give you all the cutting dimensions along with step-by-step assembly directions and a complete Product List.

A list of current products is shown below.  Sneak Peak products are listing on the tutorial and will be available during Sale-A-Bration starting January 4, 2024.

Product List


  1. Hi Claire, Love your card!! Do you have a file with the Favorite Card Layouts? I would love to print them out for future use. Thank you!!!

    1. I'm sorry, I don't have a file with my Favorite Card Layouts, but that is a great idea. I should work on putting them all in one place.