Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Return of No Cricut Thursday

Hello to everyone! Today marks the return of No Cricut Thursday. Don't get me wrong, I love my cutting machines (Cricut and Silhouette), but it is also fun to create without these tools and explore other ways to make your project come alive. I have so much fun using stamps, stickers, embossing, decorative tapes and more. No Cricut Thursday is actually a little bit like a challenge to me to use all these wonderful things (therefore allowing me to buy more and more of them!!)
Today I have a pretty card featuring one of the stamps in the Pink By Design Stamp of the Month set from January. It is called You Are My Happy and has amazing sentiments on it.
I selected this paper from the DCWV Peachy Keen stack (such pretty pinks, oranges and more). I layered it onto a dark gray and added a lighter gray layer with a button form my stash. Next came the wonderful stamp I had selected.
This is a set I know I will use often for projects. I am very pleased with the way the card came out, especially how the white ink I used for my note looked on the dark gray paper. It has been a long time since I created without a machine and I am glad I did.
Today is the last day of the Month of Letters (mail a piece of mail everyday in February . I am so glad I  took part in this challenge. Not only did I enjoy creating cards to send, but I made some new pen-pals and reconnected with some old ones. FANTASTIC! Hope your month was amazing as well. Bring on March!


  1. Nice and it...but no Cricut...GASP!! Lee-Ann :)

  2. Beautiful. Love the sentiment. Its nice to see that a beautiful card can be made without the aide of a machine. TFS--

    Have a great day.
    Hugs Nana
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  3. I was sitting on my floor today going through some old sticker stash and thinking how I didn't use any of it anymore since getting my Cricut, I have been making it a priority to use up my stash more too! lol oh well, Joined your blog and looking forward to getting to know you better, new DT member for Paper Playtime, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  4. WOW!!very Beautiful!!Love the sentiment!Awesome job!
    Have a FABULOUS day,

  5. This post title cracked me up, yes I get what you mean!! Great card, very pretty colors, and thank so much for the advice on how to credit an SVG!!! :)

  6. Gasp! No cricut Thursday?! Totally kidding! What a fabulous idea...I might have to try that! ;)

  7. I enjoyed receiving the card-never would have guess that was a stamp!


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