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Greeting Cards Handmade

Collection by Alicia Thelin


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Alicia Thelin
Let Your Faith Be Bigger Than Your Fear - Hummingbird Stamp Card, I Card, Pretty Pink Posh, Humming Birds, Bird Cards, Card Making Inspiration, Book Binding, Close To My Heart, Amphibians

Let Your Faith Be Bigger Than Your Fear - Hummingbird

Another card using the Fusion and The Paper Players challenge this week - bright blue, light blue and apple green. I thought the hummingbird would be a perfect image for this saying. My idea is that they are so tiny and fragile but willing to head out into the world and get things done. I constantly have to keep working on my faith overcoming my fear, all-the-time. The background colors worked well as an ombre, but I would have liked to have a little more contrast between the bird and the…

Hello - Flowers and Dots Altenew Cards, Birthday Cards For Women, Flowering Vines, Copic Markers, Creative Cards, Greeting Cards Handmade, Cardmaking, Card Stock, Dots

Hello - Flowers and Dots

A pretty little soft card just to say hello. Stamp set is Flower Vine from Altenew, the greeting is from two sets, the bottom line is from the above mentioned set and the hello is from a random set. sorry. The dots are actually made with a home-made stencil. I cut it out of card stock with my Silhouette. One sheet of evenly space larger circles and a second of smaller circles. Then lightly sponging the palest of pinks that worked with my colored flowers. Visually it reminds me of the bokeh…

Be a Macaron Card Crafts, Paper Crafts, The Ton Stamps, How To Make Macarons, Call Happy, Concord And 9th, Impression Obsession, Good Enough To Eat, Cooking Classes

Be a Macaron

Mmmm, macarons. Aren't they delightful? I am so impressed every time I us this stamp set from Impression Obsession called Macaron. They just look good enough to eat. I've taken a cooking class that taught me how to make macarons... it is difficult to say the least. I am sure it becomes easier if you do it more than once a year though. The plaid is created with two different stamp sets. The yellow is one larger stamp while I added the pink and orange lines from a plaid builder set called…

Miss You - Floral Black Flowers, Little Flowers, Pretty Flowers, My Favorite Part, My Favorite Things, Concord And 9th, Penny Black, Greeting Cards Handmade, Miss You

Miss You - Floral

Another card inspired by Freshly Made Sketches. I might say I'm stretching it a bit, but I think it works. My favorite part about this card are the flowers. I stamped the dots first then the black flowers and cut them out with my Scan N' Cut. I used a new die, the curve is from Penny Black and called Curved Stitch. I have started to look into all my old stamp sets and that's where these pretty flower come in. They are from a Stampin' Up! stamp set called Secret Garden made in 2013…

You're the Best Call Happy, Concord And 9th, Soft Corals, Things To Come, Good Things, Copic Markers, You're Awesome, Greeting Cards Handmade, Thank You Cards

You're the Best

I colored these flower a while ago and just got around to using them. I saw the sketch from Cas(e) this Sketch this week and immediately thought of this layout. While I didn't have the exact stamps in mind to put it together at first, it came together quite quickly after I browsed the stamps I had at my fingertips. It's difficult to see but, the centers of the flowers are colored in with a soft gold pencil and the pinstripes to the far left are embossed in gold. Cool in real life, but just…

Happy Birthday - simple flowers Pretty Cool, How To Look Pretty, Birthday Bouquet, Concord And 9th, Simple Flowers, Shades Of Yellow, Greeting Cards Handmade, Cas, Cardmaking

Happy Birthday - simple flowers

Here's the second to last card I have made with these colors from the Color Throwdown challenge this week. I opted for a pink that was on the darker redish end of the spectrum. It seemed to work a bit better with the shades of yellow and orange that I chose. The black die with all the circles? Dang that one is a pain. It doesn't cut super well in some areas so I spent a while poking out little circles. It does look pretty cool though set against the white. I'll be adding this to a second…

Hi, Love. Concord And 9th, Altenew, Happy Birthday, Birthday Cards, Greeting Cards Handmade, Cardmaking, Stampin Up, Paper Crafts, Love

Hi, Love... Happy Birthday

Ok, whew. My last card in these colors. This one took a while to balance, the final piece that I put in is the Happy Birthday. It seemed to finally ground the images. To get all those colors in I just switched them around the images.

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Thanks a Million

A late night card for the Simon Says Stamp weekly challenge.... too tired to blog. lol. Goodnight, Alicai

Beautiful Blessing Favorite Person, My Favorite Things, Concord And 9th, Greeting Cards Handmade, Blessing, Cas, Holiday Cards, Cardmaking, Stampin Up

Beautiful Blessing

My photo clarity seems to be lacking as of late. I can't decide if it's my eyesight or my camera or if I am making to many adjustments in Lightroom. I am working on a new photography method, as soon as my husband can help me set it up. A soft card for my favorite person. Well, one of my favorite people. I am so very blessed, really I am, Alicia

Simple Thanks Altenew Cards, Concord And 9th, Flower Cards, Greeting Cards Handmade, Cas, All The Colors, Cardmaking, Stampin Up, Stencils

Simple Thanks

Another card with a multi-faceted background. There are three parts - the polka dot stencil (ombre), the black plaid and the tiny dots(Stampin' Up!, retired). The flower combines all the colors and pulls it together. Since there was so much going on I really didn't need much of a greeting, a simple thanks worked best. Thanks for coming by, Alicia

Hang In There Cloud Stencil, Concord And 9th, Mama Elephant, Stamp Pad, Copic Markers, Greeting Cards Handmade, Cas, Cardmaking, Stampin Up

Hang In There

I had this idea in my head and I am so glad it worked out. This card is inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, which I think is challenging to get a unique take on. I created the animals and balloons then the struggle ensued. I don't know why it took my so long to figure out how to do those stripes on either side, but alas, it did. I mostly had trouble with getting the colors to work together. My gray stamp pads are not the colors of gray that I want. I am searching. I think I will…

Kind Words are Everything Concord And 9th, Orange Leaf, Kindness Matters, Orange Background, Altenew, Kind Words, Greeting Cards Handmade, Cas, Cardmaking

Kind Words are Everything

Kind words ARE everything. Even when it's hard to say. I am almost embarrassed at how many cards I have made with these colors from the Color Throwdown challenge this week. Funny thing is that I don't really like them so much. Perhaps that's where the challenge was for me. This particular card is the last one I did last night and finished this morning. I do like the juxtaposition of the colored flowers and the orange leaves. I've done this on a couple of cards in the color scheme. I had…

Hello Friend Concord And 9th, Heidi Swapp, Altenew, Greeting Cards Handmade, Doilies, Design Projects, Etsy Store, Cardmaking, Stampin Up

Hello Friend

I'm working on cards to put up for sale in my Etsy store. This particular card is one of a set. The second one will be the subject of my next post. I'm a sucker for high contrast and I love black on white. This doily looks fabulous in black against the white. It's called Hello Doily from Stampin' Up! (retired). The roses are from Altenew and the greeting is from Heidi Swapp, the set doesn't have a name, but I picked it up from Joanns. Layout is inspired by the crafty bunch over at Cas(e)…

Just Because Concord And 9th, Heidi Swapp, Just Because, Greeting Cards Handmade, Etsy Store, Cardmaking, Stampin Up, Paper Crafts, Crafty

Just Because

Here's the second in the two piece set that will be going into my Etsy store soon. Be sure to check it out as soon as I have it stocked-up. I'll put a link here... :) This particular card is number two of a set. The second is the subject of my previous post. I'm a sucker for high contrast and I love black on white. This houndstooth looks fabulous in black against the white. It's called Houndstooth (duh) from Stampin' Up! (retired). The roses are from Papertrey Ink, FriendshipJar Flowers and…

Hello - Typewriter Concord And 9th, Typewriter, Greeting Cards Handmade, Cas, Cardmaking, Stampin Up, Paper Crafts, Tissue Paper Crafts, Paper Craft Work

Hello - Typewriter

I've spent the last day or two in my card making feeling creatively frustrated. You know how that goes. I sit. I look at my supplies. I am stumped. This hasn't happened for a while, but when it does it's downright painful. This card is the result of my frustration. I am actually quite happy with it believe it or not. I used the Simon Says Stamp's weekly challenge as my inspiration. Well at least a "lose" inspiration. The theme is create your own background. There are three elements to this…

Simple Make Your Own Background, Concord And 9th, Simon Says Stamp, Hero Arts, Greeting Cards Handmade, Little Things, Cas, Cardmaking, Stampin Up


Here's my late-night card from last night. I am loving how this plays with the sketch from the My Favorite Things weekly sketch challenge, I've also been on a make your own background kick, that applies to the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week. I had to explain to my husband that the sketch can be manipulated to an extent, he didn't this this one worked for it. That was until I explained how it works. Lots of stamp sets going on here. The background is made of three different stamps that…