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Hi,

I’ve been neglecting my blog in an effort to build up my website. Very soon, I will be moving this blog to a new website:

www.FlowersByFrannie.com/blog

Hope everyone is having fun doing crafts!

Frannie

I sold just about all the puppy bouquets I made in my first batch. I have made several more since and have gotten better at it. I even now have a website and the ability to accept paypal. Please see my website at: www.FlowersByFrannie.com

These are my new bouquets:

blue

Allen Boy $24.99 plus $10 Shipping

orange

Elly Marie $24.99 plus $10 Shipping

peach

Jadelyn Monroe $24.99 plus $10 Shipping

pink

Cherie $24.99 plus $10 Shipping

twins

Ryane and Caterina $34.99 plus $10 Shipping

Hi,

Are you interested in attending a free webinar (online meeting) on the basics of operating your Cricut machine.

If so, please email me at frannie@flowersbyfrannie.com

Kind regards,
Frannie

Hello,

Is anyone interested in making their own puppy bouquets? If so, please email me at frannie@FlowersByFrannie.com

Here is what I’m offering:

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This weekend was fun, I got a lot of stuff done around the house, saw Gran Torino (Clint Eastwood movie) with my husband and made some cards with my daughter. Whatever craft I do, my daughter always wants to participate in, she’s three, and I think it’s great for her to do creative things, and it sure is nice to spend the time together. If you’re crafting, consider finding a buddy to craft with, it’s a great way of sharing.

This weekend, I decided I was not going to shop for crafting materials, but rather use what I already have in my abundant supply. I pulled out stamps that I have had since high school, and let me tell you, that was a long time ago! And they still work as well as the day I bought them. Although I love the new clear stamps that are out now, I do question their longevity… especially since there is so much pulling and tugging to remove them from the plastic they reside on, with a rubber wood mounted stamp, you’re not doing any of that pulling and tugging.

Since my two nieces are having birthdays this month, I made birthday cards.

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This birthday card has several elements, let me briefly describe:
– This card is 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet folded in half
– I always like to combine stripes with polka dot papers of the same color scheme
– The wood butterfly and flower are from the Dollar Tree (great chain, everything is a buck or less)
– To get the curve in the border where the striped paper meets the polka dots, I just lightly drew a wave with pencil on the back side of the striped paper. I drew a few waves until I got one that looked just right and cut it out with scissors.
– I glued a leaf ribbon on the border of the wave. I purchased this a San Francisco Fabric Mart.
– I drew with a white pigment pen, the trailing of the butterfly
– The Happy Birthday stamp was purchased at Costco, great deal, I think I got a set of four or five clear stamp sheets for around $15. I’ve gone back to two Costcos to see if they have more, but no luck. Figures.
– I used the polka dot and striped papers to create a double matte around the Happy Birthday stamp.
– I used jewel stones around the borders. I bought a small bag of them from Walmart in the sewing section.
– The three buttons on the bottom, I sewed with some blue thread
– Around the edge of the card is a dark chalking, I love the antique look this gives
– I used a Fiskars corner punch/embosser for each corner. If you don’t have one of these, I highly recommend getting one when it is on sale.

The next card I made was a lot simpler.
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– I used a Fiskars heart punch for the sides of the card
– The pink wave on the bottom was created using a paper cutter I purchased after watchin an infomercial. It has a light on it, but I would not recommend purchasing this paper cutter, the cuts aren’t very straight.
– The heart cutout was a leftover from the Valentine’s Day Cards I made and was made using George and Basic Shapes from my Cricut cutter.
– The heart on the very top is from a set of paper clips I purchased from Walmart.
– This card probably took ten to fifteen minutes at the most. It was super easy.

This next card was also pretty simple:

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– The center of this card contains a cut out from the Walk in My Garden Cricut Cartridge. It’s a bread tag, you know, the little piece of plastic used to secure your the bag of bread you buy from the grocery store!
– The corners are gold sequins
– The three stones in the bottom center are faux gemstones
– The ribbon down the center is actually paper

Well, I hope I’ve given you some inspiration.

Happy crafting!
Frannie

 

Here are some Valentine’s Day Cards I made. Please check back soon as I will add more information on the materials and techniques I used to create them:

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This page is dedicated to free Valentine’s Day Stamp images you can print for using in cards, scrapbooks or other paper crafts.

Adding faux stamps are easy and fun. Once you have printed a stamp, be sure to use scissors or a cutter with the Stamp edge. I have both, but here is an example of the Craft Lite  paper cutter with the stamp edge:

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If you don’t have a Stamp edge, just use a wavy edge.

To download an image, perform the following steps:

1. With your mouse, right-click the image and select “Save Picture As”

2. Save the image in a location easy to find. You may find it easy to store and retrieve your images in your My Pictures folder if you have one.

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The following are images of real US Postage stamps.

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To print off an entire sheet of stamps, click below to open a Microsoft Word document:

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Click to open in Microsoft Word.

Check back later for more images coming soon.

This page is dedicated to free quote images you can print for using in cards, scrapbooks or other paper crafts.

To download an image, perform the following steps:

1. With your mouse, right-click the image and select “Save Picture As”

2. Save the image in a location easy to find. You may find it easy to store and retrieve your images in your My Pictures folder if you have one.

 

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