Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Hi There;

With everyone complaining about the weather I almost feel guilty that we have been enjoying perfect weather here.

I have a wonderful neighbor who brings me ‘pretty things’ she thinks I may be able to use on a card. Recently she gave me a bit of torn paper with 'sugar' on it.

I trimmed it to size mounted it on some pretty blue card stock and on to my card base. The snowflake is recycled from a Christmas card I received last year. I tied on a matching ribbon. The ribbon didn’t hide a little blue blemish so stamped JOY directly on it, no more blemish.

Cheap Trick: Save your old blades. When your blade no longer gives you a nice crisp edge save it. Use the old blade to cut thru any damaging material then if needed go back with your good blade for that crisp edge. I also save my worn paper trimmer blades and use them when experimenting on a new project. Just a little way to give your blades a little longer life.
Thanks for stopping by. Your lovely comments make my day, thank you.
Have an Amazing Day


  1. Hi Bernie. Please can your neighbour move in next door to me? Such a pretty card and how cleverly you used and disguised things. Does this mean you're really cracking on with your Christmas cards? Great tips about the blades too! Have a great day yourself! Hugs, Di xx

  2. What a wonderful neighbor and the 'sugar' paper is fabulous for Chrismtas cards. This one is sooooo pretty!!!

  3. Lovely card..thanks for all your lovely supportive comments :D

  4. That's such a pretty backing paper and you've really made it pop by letting it be the star.



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