Farewell card for wonderful friends

Nova Scotia here we come!

I guess we’ve all had to say goodbye to a close friend or family member who was moving away. It can be so bitter sweet: while we don’t want to see them go, we are happy for those who move away to take on new challenges, start new careers, or follow a life-long dream. The card I’m showing you today was for a couple of empty-nesters who are following their dream of living on the east coast of Canada–from the bustling city of Mississauga to a quiet country retreat in Nova Scotia.  Ah, can’t you just hear the lapping of the waves and chirping of the crickets? Below is the card I made for my customer to give to their best friends at the farewell party.

First off, it’s an “easel card” which, as its name says, stands up like a painting on an easel. I found this awesome textured card stock at Michael’s and it had just the right look and feel for an east coast farewell card. The card is 6″ x 6″ when closed flat.

Card for Chris and Dan Front Open

I can’t remember, offhand, where I bought the lighthouse image, but I coloured it with my Copic markers and added some sparkle on the sun-dazzled waves and along the side of the lighthouse. The sentiment, which is just perfect for the occasion, is a Dr. Seuss quote (he has the best quotes!), which I  bought at the Silhouette online store. I added a compass (also from Silhouette) and a real wood fence. Here’s a side view that shows off the easel effect.

Card - open in easel position

I love to write the verses or sentiments for the inside of my cards so that they are uniquely tailored for the recipients and the occasion.

inside verse

Here is what the card looks like when it’s open all the way–you can see two panels for special messages. It’s a bit blurry, but I think you get the idea.

Card open all the way
















As with all Globug Ideas cards, I created a custom envelope, which I always make to look as pretty as the card inside. On this one, I added some baker’s twine, a couple of seashells and a tiny key (to their new home!)

Envelope for Lighthouse card


I hope my like my east coast farewell easel card and that it inspires you to create a unique card for someone in your life.

Thanks, so much, for dropping by. I hope you will visit again, soon!


Pretty birdhouse birthday card

Hi, folks! These beautiful summer days have lured me outdoors and into our garden and the adjacent park. So, that means less time in the paper-crafting studio. But, as we say, “carpe diem,” (seize the day!).

Today, however, I made this pretty birdhouse card for my daughter-in-law’s birthday. Her name is Jenn and she loves purple.

I started with this gorgeous piece of scrapbooking paper and made good use of the beautiful flowers on it.

Next, I cut out the birdhouse, three-piece bird and a little vine using my Silhouette Cameo. Then, I ran the birdhouse through my Cuttlebug to give it a 3-D wood grain effect. I used the Sizzix folder called, Notebook. It worked out really well. It’s so much fun to find unexpected uses for my embossing folders and other tools.

I coloured the birdhouse, the little vine and the three-piece bird by just rubbing them with my ink pads. I love the soft and natural effect.

I love using scrapbook paper with big, bold and beautiful designs, in my cards. It always makes such a statement. I think it also give a very professional look. Of course, there are times when all I want to do is colour, colour, colour, with my Copic markers. We crafters just go with the flow, or the urge, or the inspiration, right?


As always, I finished all four

sides of my card. Here is the inside verse. I stamped Live,Laught & Love, Happy Birthday using white pigment ink and then heat-embossed it with silver-pearl embossing powder. It looks much prettier in real life!


And, here is the left panel on the inside.









And, last but not least, here is the back panel.

Well, that’s it for now. I’ve got a birthday party to get to!!


Have a wonderful day and happy crafting!!