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Our new baby is 17 days old today and our little girl is just 17 days away from turning two years old! Yup, we have a birthday coming soon! Time sure is flying fast…

Yesterday, I got a nice block of time to sit and craft for the first time after the baby was born. It was so much fun to be back with my papers and so very relaxing. I got a bunch of cards done!

I recently got my hands on some truly amazing products by Graphic 45. If you haven’t already, you might want to like Graphic 45’s facebook page, just so that you can see all the beautiful products they have. I still have their ‘a proper gentlemen’ unopened, will sit and play with that someothere day. I see a lot of ‘DAD’ projects coming out of that kit! Anyhow here are 4 cards that I made using mostly Graphic 45 papers and Fiskar tools,

The first card was based on the sketch for the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #15. I love how this card turned out, the colors work so well together.

The second card, is based on the sketch for Card Patterns Challenge #128. I used a lot of ribbons here- lace, satin and printed ribbon. I hand stitched the black ribbon into uneven frills here- it is super easy to do, and takes just  two minutes (though it did take me longer to find my needle and thread!)

The third card I made just because I loved the color of these  papers….

The last card, is based on the color combo for the Play date cafe challenge #94. Bright and beautiful colors, and a simple card to make using a butterfly punch.

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Supplies used:
hello girlfriend card:
patterned papers, tag: graphic 45
cardstock: the paper company
tiny alpha: october afternoon, authentique
brads: making memories
ink pad: fiskars
miss u card:
patterned papers, tag, lace, ribbon: graphic 45
cardstock: the paper company, coredinations
rhinestones: studio 18
black satin ribbon: stamping up!
tiny alpha: cosmo cricket
XL circle punch: fiskars
wish you were here card:
patterned paper: graphic 45
cardstock: the paper company, coredinations
gromets: we r memory keepers
title sticker: karen foster
twine: jillybean soup
pen: le pen
circle punches: fiskars
happy birthday card:
patterned papers: graphic 45
cardstock: bazzil basics
alpha rubons: october afternoon
butterfly punch, corner rounder, hole punch, brown ink pad: fiskars
embroidery thread
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  1. Virginia L.

    How do YOU do it, Smitha!?? With the new baby girl, Moxie Fabber feature, these gorgeous cards, do you get to sleep? I am amazed at your abundant creativity! LOVE your telephone card–so fun and creative! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays! And don’t forget to rest,too!!

  2. Fab stuff Smitha! 🙂 Glad you are getting some time off to craft to keep your wits about you!
    Take care! 🙂

  3. Simply GORGEOUS! All of them. Fantastic ribbon work on the second one!!! Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns this week!

  4. These are amazing projects! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

  5. Well congrats on your new little one and his/her older sister’s upcoming birthday. Your projects are so different and truly awesome. When you have a free moment, you clearly make the most of it! So glad you joined us for CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. What an awesome group of cards! Love them!!

  7. LOOOOVe all of these cards! You rocked each one–love that last one! So clever and perfect use of our color story! THANKS so much for playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

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