Category Archives: Lace’

Friday Mashup #119 with cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids

OMGoodness, three hours of quiet tonight!!:)  Kids all went to bed early and I started making cards! 🙂  I made two today and they will both be going into the box for Send A Smile 4 Kids! 🙂  I’ve already entered their challenge, they run for two weeks, so you have plenty of time to enter for a chance to win some nice digital prizes:)  This time the theme is Christmas in July.

So today’s cards are not Christmas, but I think they’re pretty cute.  If you check out the Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge, I was the first to enter! 🙂  I will be entering these two cards in the challenge over at the Friday Mashup #119.

Here’s your Mashup Challenge:
  1. Create a project using the “Sketch”.
  2. Create a project with a “Favorite New Stamp Set”.
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a project “using the Sketch with your Favorite NEW Stamp Set”.

Here is their sketch for this week:

fm119Here are my cards, I used the sketch and my favorite NEW digital stamps:

Half-fold Card4Half-fold Card5If you click on them to make them larger, you can see the Yellow Brick Road;)  Now hold on to your hats, I have lots of info to share!

First off, the “glitter” paper is actually digital “glitter” paper from Sassy Designs.  I’ve never tried digital glitter paper before, because I thought it would look too fake.  Of course it’s not like real glitter paper, but it looks kinda cool, AND it suited my purpose for these two cards;)  I cut the arrows out of the paper, I wouldn’t be able to do that if it was thick glitter paper.  Here is what the first step looks like:

Half-fold Card1Onto my second step:

Half-fold Card2The first step is the front after cutting.  Here is a photo of the back and the template I used to make my arrows.  The template is from POP-UPs Etc.  On the lower left there is a link for FOLD-em templates, I used #2 here.  And here is what I did:

Half-fold Card3I used my template and cut my arrows with my special knife I bought with the original template Lace’  (Lay-say).  These are no longer sold, so I am directing you to the site where I know similar template are sold:)  I cut them out on the red side and then turned my paper over and folded part of the arrows in. Then I cut them off for the effect I wanted.  You would usually fold them out to the front and fold them under the little flaps.  Because I’m using digital paper, it’s pretty thin.  I just taped the brick road under it to show through.

The glitter paper came from Sassy Designs, Inc. Here is some info on them, they are having a great sale with digital paper SETS for only 25 cents!!!  Yes, really!  I don’t remember how I even found them, but check it out! 🙂

“The 12 Days of Christmas in July Sale is ENDING THIS FRIDAY! The sale is
scheduled to end promptly at 11:59pm EDT on Friday, July 26, 2013. (PLEASE
NOTE THE TIME ZONE difference: Sale end time of 11:59pm EDT is 8:59pm PDT,
9:59pm MDT, and 10:59pm CDT.) “

Okay, now that brings me to my images.  These images are  from Doodle Pantry in a set called OZ.   I got the entire set and will be making more cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids.  The set comes with images, papers, and sentiments! 🙂  I, of course, used pre-colored digital images, but they have lots of un-colored images.  There are links on the left side of the page:)

OMGoodness, it’s after 2:30am here!  I have to go to bed, the little ones have no sympathy for my staying up too late! LOL

If you have any questions, feel free to ask! 🙂

Thanks for coming by today!  I hope I haven’t overloaded you with info:)  See you soon:)



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Fred She Said Fabulous Flowers BLOG HOP

This is the first of two cards I have for you today:)  Please read to the end for important info about PRIZES!! 🙂

Welcome to the Fred, She Said Fabulous Flowers Blog Hop!  Summer is here and the flowers are bursting, and the FSS team wants to share a botanical bonanza with you!  If you have arrived from Donna’s blog,  you are right on track.  If you are just happening by, you will want to start on the FSS Blog. (
Collect a secret word on each blog along the way, leave us some love on our posts and follow the directions at the end of the hop for your chance to win this FABULOUS PRIZE!
One winner will receive:
$25 GC to

 £15 GC to Bearly Mine Designs

$25 GC to Fred She Said Store

For my blue card, I used  Hearts & Roses – Digi and COL SETS, from the Fred She Said store.  I used paper from Stampin’ Up!, Pacific Point, and Always Artichoke. I used a Martha Stewart Punch, a Spellbinders Die, and SU! ribbon and pearls.
I have one more card, because I just had to use this second Rose! 
For this card I used the Corner Rose-7colours Set.  It can be found here.  You’ll be seeing more of both these Roses! 🙂  I cut out the Rose and 3D it.  Yes cutting the petals was time consuming, if you make it larger, you can see I cut all the ridges!  But it looks awesome!  I used a new Spellbinders die to cut the white shape, I love the way it sets off the Rose!  I used SU! Regal Rose as the background.  I also used an EK success punch for the corners.  Please let me know if you have any other questions regarding supplies:)
Now, on to our blog hop:)

Your secret word on my blog is -is

Your next stop on the hop is Nancy’s blog.

 Thanks for coming by today!  I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop and cards:)   Good luck on the contest!!!


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Freshly Made Sketchs #39 with Fred She Said

I was searching for a challenge, and I found one over at Freshly Made Sketches🙂 I used a pre-colored image from Fred She Said, and a Lace’ die for the cut & fold.  Here is the sketch for this week:

Here’s my card, you can click on it to make it larger:

I did NOT color this image!  The flower image is pre-colored by Fred She Said.  The background paper was in my stash, it’s double sided, perfect for Lace’ cutting:)  Lace’  (lay-say) is a metal cutting die that you cut with a craft knife and then fold over.  Lace’ is the name of the die, they are no longer made.  I have seen some different kinds of dies that go through cutting machines like Cuttlebug.  They’re kind of pricey, and I really prefer the Lace’ dies. I think the new ones  are made by Spellbinders.

I used some Stampin’ Up! Garden Green and a misc. stamp.  More info below in my supply list.

Thanks for coming by today:)  I will have another Christmas card soon;)




Image by Fred She Said

Paper-Misc stripe paper, Stampin’ Up! Garden Green, white cardstock

Misc-Spellbinders dies-Circles, Stampin’ Up! Scallop Oval Punch, SU Oval Punch, Lace’ cutting die, Misc gems, Misc rubber stamp greeting, SU Tombow (green) glue, SU Stampin’ Dimensionals


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I’m a princess at Freshly Made Sketches

Yeah, I was chosen as a Princess over at Freshly Made Sketches🙂 ! Here is my new badge:)

More cards coming soon.  I’m taking tomorrow off because it’s my birthday;)

Janet Kay

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Freshly Made #32

I needed some more down time this week.  You know what that means…..yep, I had to make a card;)  I found this sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches:

I love square cards!  I usually make my Lace’ cards square.  I found this sketch to be no exception:)  I’ve made similar cards with this template in square form, however today, I cut out my template into a circle. Here is my card:

Lace’ (lay-say) templates are no longer made by the original company in Europe:(  Lucky for me, I bought a bunch of them before they were all gone!

I used Fred She Said blue background paper, and blue flowers.  They actually come together in a digital kit.  You can get them in purple, pink and blue.  All you do is print them and cut them out:)  You can also get the plain outlines and color them yourself.

Thanks for stopping by today:)  I hope you have a great weekend! 🙂

If you come by on Monday, April 30th, you can see an image I have actually colored myself!

Janet Kay


Flowers and background paper– Fred She Said

Paper– Stampin’ Up!-Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz

Misc– Lace’ Template, Cutting Blade, Rhinestone Brads, and gems from Michaels,


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Something different-cut and fold templates

I wanted to show you a couple of cards that I made using cut & fold templates.  The template I used for these two cards are from POP UPs  Etc.  I started making this kind of card about 5 years ago using Lace’ (lay-say) templates.  Sadly, they no longer make Lace’ templates:(  Lucky for me, I bought a bunch before they stopped making them:)  POP UPs Etc. has a nice substitute.   I used template #6.

I also used flowers from Fred She Said.  They are pre-colored.  I DID NOT COLOR THEM MYSELF.  Really, the store owner, Tracey, sells images she colors and also images you can color yourself.  Since I don’t color that well, I like to buy the pre-colored versions.  I do have some that aren’t colored, and I’m sure I will use them, just not now;)

I made one in Blue, (my favorite color).

And, one in pink:

I used Peel-Offs from POP-UPs. Peel-Offs are the silver stickers I used to outline  the center image area.  They also come in gold and some other colors.  They are really easy to use and look like silver or gold heat embossing.  You can get borders, like here, corners, words, even images.  I’ll show some other versions at a later date:)

The templates do take some practice, and the paper thickness needs to be just right, but it’s a beautiful technique:)


Fred She Said flowers and digital papers

Fold em template, and Peel-offs  from POP-UPs

corner punch

I hope you enjoyed viewing something different today:)  Thanks for coming by:)

Janet Kay



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