Adventures in Card-Making

Happy Thanksgiving



Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers!


Adventures in Card-Making

Cards for Thanksgiving

Dear Fellow Crafters,

I don’t know about you, but when I am invited to a Thanksgiving Dinner, I like to  bring something besides my pies. Here are some card ideas. Oh, and if you are interested, I sell Gift card holders for wine bottles. I have made them in sets for all occasions. They feature a pocket on the reverse for your special greeting.



See my Pinterest board on lovesstamps for the tags.

Here is an example of the gift card tag:

. Here is the back of the tag:




Adventures in Card-Making

Marine Corps Birthday

Dear Fellow Crafters,

This is a reprint of 2015 – still a good one!

Dear Fellow Crafters,

The U S Marine Corps celebrates its 242nd Birthday today!

Throughout history, Marines have faced tough times and many challenges. From 1775 when they were founded to today Marines have always excelled. They train hard and their training is always respected because “Send in the Marines” is not just a catchy phrase.

Today Marines from all generations gather together in groups large and small to celebrate the birthday of the corps.and to reflect on the legacy and warrior ethos that they share.

The Birthday Ball is rich in tradition. The ceremony involves the reading of the first Commandant’s message, the birthday message from the current Commandant, a guest speaker and a cake cutting ceremony.

The first piece of cake is given to the guest of honor. The second piece is given to the oldest Marine present. Upon receiving the second piece of cake the oldest passes the cake to the youngest Marine present. This signifies the passing of experience and knowledge to the young of the Corps.

Happy Birthday Marines!

~Sallie (proud wife of a Marine (retired)

. .   USMC

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Wood embellishments

Dear Fellow Crafters,

Years ago, when I taught rubber stamping at my local Joanne’s, I always tried to incorporate the different departments into the paper crafting section. It boosted sales for the store and crafters liked exploring the different items that they could use for their paper crafting adventures. I would show the stampers how to use tiny bows or ribbon and how to stamp on candles (tissue paper and a heat gun). I also used tiny wooden embellishments. The fad disappeared and I forgot about wood embellishments until I started making my Mason Jar Luminaries. I mostly used wooden ornaments with the lid toppers but was suddenly surprised when I saw a card at my local Hallmark Store with a wooden dove on it.

It seemed that wood was making a comeback – wood was everywhere! Pinterest had cards with wood and Paper Craft magazines featured wood embellishments. So I checked out the wood section of my local craft stores, photographed some cards at Hallmark (for ideas) and scoured Pinterest boards. Some of the ideas are below.

Have fun crafting,


Here are two articles that I found really helpful: