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So, I’m on a kick with the ruled paper!  But, seriously, when it’s this easy, why not?  I believe I mentioned before that I just tore out a piece of notebook paper from a school notebook I had laying around, and photocopied it onto cream card stock.  A ruler and one quick swipe of a red fine tip marker, and that’s all she wrote, baby!  I’ve been stamping over it, cutting it, punching it . . .  I did it with a sheet from a pad of grid paper, too . . . every once in a while, that flash of brilliance graces me . . .


Meanwhile, I’m still practicing my clustering.  This time, I wanted to try using some die cut flourishes.   And, flowers, of course.  Always flowers with me.  These felt ones are so *yummy*, too!


Sidebar:  You know, flourishes aren’t all that easy–if you don’t position ‘em just right, throws off the whole balance of a piece in a rather annoying, teeth gnashing sorta way . . .

This was one of those designs you make when you need an "all-inclusive" card, and you need it fast, to cover all the other important days you missed earlier in the year . . . 

P.S.  I’m not sure of Janice’s precise Raspberry Lemon Drop Martini recipe, BUT, I did find this recipe for them via an online search: Raspberry Lemon Drop and from the sounds of it, it would come pretty close to Janice’s sinful concoction! *wink*  Cheers!

I’m pretty sure I make appletinis the way Janice taught me . . .

Equal parts Smirnoff Twist of Apple Vodka and Apple Pucker (or Appletini mixer, by Stirrings)

Shaken, over ice. Rim glass by running a wedge of lime around edge, then dipping into appletini sugar

Pour in ‘tini & garnish with maraschino cherry 

Supplies & Materials:
Stamps:  "Happy" from Birthday Builder Set (A Muse Artstamps)
Paper:  Kitchen Blue Bar Note Card (A Muse Artstamps), Ruled Paper (made it m’ self!)
Ink:  Robin’s Egg Pigment Colorbox (Clearsnap)
Tools:  Ruler, Red Fine Tip Marker, Threading Water Border Punch (Fiskars), Sizzlit Scribbles Swirls Die (Emily Humble for Sizzix), Fine Tip Black Marker
Embellishments:  Felt Flowers (SU!), Rhinestone Brad (Source unknown)

  1. Yup….you created another masterpiece :) LOVE IT!!!

  2. Hey! How did you get the BLUE lines on the photocopied cardstock?? A color copier?

    Awesome as usual!

  3. Great card! Never would have thought about photo-copying notebook paper or graph paper! I’m going to try it with the paper that the little ones learn to print on – that lovely grey-green stuff!

    Also – the link to the Raspberry Lemon Drop recipe side tracked me for about half an hour! I hadn’t found that site before! Thanks!

  4. I wondered how the notebook paper looked so substantial. Photocopying it!! Now that’s clever. The card came out adorable.

  5. That’s a sweet card, Julie! I love the idea of photocopying a piece of notebook paper….gonna have to try that!

    Hope you’re having a great summer on the Island!
    Kelly W.

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