Be Merry and Bright Card Set

Friday, November 27, 2015

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving yesterday. Are you still sleeping off all the turkey and trimmings? I definitely ate way too much! ;)

A friend saw a card I made last year and asked me to duplicate it as a card set. I'm not good with making multiple cards exactly alike, and I have almost completely lost my cardmaking mojo since saying goodbye to my little Silkie, Ozzy, 2 weeks ago, so I wasn't sure I would be able to do it. Ozzy was always underfoot when I worked in my craftroom in the middle of the night, and it's just not the same without him around. Since I haven't been able to find my get-up-and-go to design any cards at all, I thought CASing my own card a few times might help me get back in the groove again. 
Here's the entire set. I basically just chose four different groupings of paper, twine, and beads, then colored the image to match it's card. I like how they turned out. You can't tell in the pics, but all the Christmas lights have clear Wink of Stella sparkling on them, and the little puppies' noses are all dimensional with Glossy Accents. Close ups of each one follow:
I didn't take pics of the insides, but they all have the same sentiment and 3 flags in the corresponding papers either sewn or stapled to the card. If you want to see an example of what I did, I do have a pic of the inside of my original card here.

While I haven't made any cards in a few weeks, I have been busy making books. Now that I don't have to reference a book or video every time I want to make a book, I can make them without having to concentrate a lot, for most of the process. I'll post pics of them soon.

In the meantime, thank you for visiting my blog today, and BIG HUGS to all my Paper Sweeties Design Teammates, Facebook friends, and real life friends who have sent me such wonderful messages of condolence. I know Ozzy was "only" a pet, but, to me he was as much a part of my family as anyone else in it, and if you've ever lost a beloved pet, I know you understand how devastating it can be. :'‑(

Have a wonderful weekend!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Your Next Stamp Color Challenge #28 (the first card fits the challenge)
Sugar Pea Color Challenge #7: CCC7 (the first card fits the challenge)
TCP Tuesday 304: Anything Goes
Tiddly Inks Challenge #171: Anything Goes!
The Paper Shelter Challenge #229: A Christmas Card
DoubleClick Skittles Challenge: Christmas Holiday Challenge
Sweet Stamps November Anything Goes Challenge


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Sandy C. said...

Ozzie wasn't "only" a pet he was part of your life. I know exactly how you feel. I won't say it gets better. It hurts everyday. Take care. Sandy. Oh. Really love your cards. Just precious.

Sandy C. said...

I am so sorry. I misspelled his name.

Conniecrafter said...

So sorry for your loss, I too have lost both my cats this year a few months apart and it is very hard when they were a constant part of your life.
You did a wonderful job on these cards your friend will be so happy with them, great coloring and paper combo's and love the added beading!

Rene said...

Pets are family...I'm so sorry for your loss.

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing them with us at Tiddly Inks! Good luck,

Leslie Miller said...

Your cards are absolutely adorable, Cheryl. Right up my alley. I'm so, so sorry about Ozzy. There's no such thing as "just a pet". That's like saying "just a child", and you know I mean that very seriously. Ozzy was with you a long time. My heart breaks for you.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Such a great set of cards! Love the beads along the sides! I will have to remember that since I have 1000's of them!! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee Skittles!

Waving My Wand said...

Cheryl, these are so sweet and so well done. So sorry for your loss. I hope you will soon have another little pal underfoot.... Thanks for joining the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge.

Terri ~ Skittles Design Team

Lori said...

So sorry to hear about Ozzy. No he's not just a pet, he was a member of your family. Sending peace and hugs your way.

Your cards came out beautifully, like riding a bike, you haven't lost your way!

Thanks for joining us over at Doubleclick Skittles Challenge!
Design Team Member

Brenda said...

Cheryl, I am saddened by hearing of your loss...gone but never forgotten, right? Your cards look wonderful though! Love that you made a set, but each is different and special! Thanks so much for joining us for TCP Tuesday at The Cat's Pajamas!

debby4000 said...

What a fabulous card and love all the various designs. Sorry to hear the sad passing of your best friend Ozzy.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are ADORABLE! I love them! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!

hollybeary creations said...

So cute.. What a fun image. Thanks for joining us at Your Next Stamp!

Jen Hay said...

What a great set of cards! I love your selection of papers and the layout is awesome with the twine and beads too. I hope this has helped you get back into the groove! These cards are amazing! Thanks for playing along with us at Tiddly Inks! Good luck! xxx Jen (DT)

Kim said...

Your cards are beautiful. The image is adorable. Thanks for joining us at

Kim - DT said...

What a great group of cards! Colorful and fun, plus the add on of the floss and beads goes so well with the Christmas lights. Thanks for joining in challenge #28 at YNS!

Pets truly do become a part of our family, so sorry for your loss.

Georgiana said...

Oh my...loving that pup! Too cute! Thank you for joining our “Christmas” Challenge this week at DoubleClick Skittles.

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Thanh Vo said...

What a sweet set of cards, Cheryl! Thanks so much for hanging out with us over at YNS.

Larissa said...

I am sorry to read that you lost your budie Ozzy.

Love the cute cardset you created. Thanks for joining us at the Tiddly Inks challenge, We hope to see you again. :)


Kim Heggins said...

These are just too darn cute...I love that sweet dog!
Thanks for joining us at DoubleClick Skittles.

Kim DT

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

What a fabulous set and I took a peek at the link to the inside and it is equally as fabulous, awesome! Thanks for sharing with us @ Tiddly Inks in our "Anything Goes" challenge, best of luck to you :)

Nancy Thomas said...

A really beautiful and sweet set of cards. Thank you for joining The Cat's Pajamas TCP Tuesday challenge.

And I am so sorry to hear of your loss. We nearly lost our minds when our sweet Yorkie passed away so I can totally relate to how you are feeling.

Maureen said...

These are all so adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at YNS!

Buttercup said...

These are all so fun and cute!!! The patterns you used look great!!! Thank you for joining us at Tiddly Inks!!!