Happy Tuesday! I’ve got several cards to show you today, and I’m hoping that somewhere in here you’ll find some inspiration for your own card making! After the holidays, many of us experience a kind of “let down” . . . while on the one hand, we’re ready for a bit of calm after the chaos, on the other hand we’re thinking “ok . . . I have nothing pressing today, so what am I going to do???”

The answer? Create some new cards, of course . . . a new year always needs some new cards! The first four photos below are three more of the eight cards we’ll be making in my “Eight Essentials for Your Stash” workshop, on February 18th in Grass Valley. All the details of this workshop are in my last post, along with my first two card photos . . . .but if you have any questions, holler! I still have openings, and would love to have you join us!

This card uses some gorgeous floral papers from Mintay Papers called “Botany”. I love that rich green background for these flowers, and used an unusual layout and fold to highlight the papers. The focal image of the pot of flowers flips up, to open; then you open the left slanted panel to the left, revealing more of the green floral with a vanilla panel on top of it inside, to write your message on.
This beautiful card of wild flowers features all Stampin’ Up products. This new paper is in the “Sale-a-bration” catalog, with free items this month and next. And, of course, I always love adding butterflies in amongst my flowers!
Beautiful blue florals . . . . this paper is from a line called “Live & Let Grow” from American Crafts. The layout is horizontal and it opens to the left, revealing more flowers inside!
I love these delicate little die cuts . . . I actually call them “weeds” but they’re not weeds. I believe these are from The Greetery. I’m in the process of pulling out and organizing all my “weeds” and putting them in one box, instead of keeping them separate by company. I have so many of them, I need them readily available to pick from when I want them!

This line of paper had the pretty plaid along with florals, so I just had to use it as an accent on the second panel. Isn’t it pretty? Its great when paper companies do all the color coordinating for you!

Hope you’ve enjoyed my recent creations! I’m really looking forward to this workshop next month. I hate when I need a card on the spur of the moment, and don’t have one . . . making cards under pressure is not my forte, and I much prefer having at least a small “stash” to choose from. Hope you’re having a good week. Remember . . . . create something every day!!

Hugs! Janice

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