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Cards | Celebrate…Happy Birthday

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Designer Deena Ziegler is here today with a card that shows blocking taken to a whole new level!

Deena used blocking on this card to create distinct areas for two different sentiment phrases on the front of the card, allowing them to co-exist in the design without seeming to compete with each other. The longer sentiment got a larger, more elaborate mounting block, while the simpler sentiment (happy birthday) got a smaller, simpler background block. This also helped the card’s balance by giving the eye someplace to rest that wasn’t too busy.

Supplies | Cardstock: Bazzill. Die Cuts: Sizzix. Stamp: Stampin’ Up!. Twine: May Arts. Patterned Paper: October Afternoon. Rhinestones & buttons: unknown. Pen: EK Success. Ink: Ranger.

Designer: Deena Ziegler

Deena Ziegler has been a crafter for as long as she can remember. Her Mom, Grandma, and Aunts were always crafting up some project and they were happy to teach her everything they knew. Baking, sewing, needlework, you name it, they did it! As a young mom Deena became a professional crafter, and now she works at Sizzix as a Craft Designer, teaches card making classes, teaches online at My Creative Classroom, and owns and operates a small card kit business – and she blogs all about it. Deena enjoys finding ways to be creative in daily life by repurposing, giving handmade and creating with her daughters.


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Simple Hearts

What could be better than an afternoon creating with My Minds Eye! I’m seeing trends towards simplified designs and that fits my style perfectly. I excuted simplicity by cutting several die-cut hearts from patterend paper from the Collectable collection. I lined the hearts up tops to bottoms in two rows. Just for a little interest I added pop dots to one heart on the top row.  I didn’t want to cover up the hearts so I chose some thin twine and a simple black button to make it all pop! Personally I’ve been challenging myself to make some cards that are suitable for giving to the guys in our lives. Below you’ll find a card for the guys… no hearts, no flowers.

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As always it was a pleasure to work with the quality papers and products that My Minds Eye so predictably releases each and every year!

Supplies | Cardstock: Petersen Arne. Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye “Collectable” (Remarkable – Grin, Remarkable – Dates, Remarkable – Beam, Remarkable – Grace, Remarkable  - Delightful). Stamps: Stampavie (Celebrate).  Twine: Divine Twine. Buttons (unknown).

Designer: Deena Ziegler

Deena Ziegler has been a crafter for as long as she can remember. Her Mom, Grandma, and Aunts were always crafting up some project and they were happy to teach her everything they knew. Baking, sewing, needlework, you name it, they did it! As a young mom Deena became a professional crafter, and now she works at Sizzix as a Craft Designer, teaches card making classes, teaches online at My Creative Classroom, and owns and operates a small card kit business – and she blogs all about it. Deena enjoys finding ways to be creative in daily life by repurposing, giving handmade and creating with her daughters.


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A Friendly Bird

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Cards are a great chance to use those paper scraps that you’ve been saving, or those really old papers that you’ve been hoarding! Here, designer Deena Ziegler used a black patterned paper from scrapbooking company Scenic Route, which closed several years ago, along with several other papers that she pulled from her stash.

Scraps are also great for making small die cuts that are perfectly sized for cards. Some card makers even cut their scraps into die cut shapes and save them that way, ready to use.

Using scraps and stash can be a great way to find inspiration – dig through your papers and pull out different random things you find and you might be surprised how you make them work together!

Supplies | Patterned Papers: Scenic Route, unknown.  Dies: Sizzix. Ribbon: Offray. Stamp: Anna Griffin. Cardstock: Bazzill.

Designer: Deena Ziegler

Deena Ziegler has been a crafter for as long as she can remember. Her Mom, Grandma, and Aunts were always crafting up some project and they were happy to teach her everything they knew. Baking, sewing, needlework, you name it, they did it! As a young mom Deena became a professional crafter, and now she works at Sizzix as a Craft Designer, teaches card making classes, teaches online at My Creative Classroom, and owns and operates a small card kit business – and she bloga all about it. Deena enjoys finding ways to be creative in daily life by repurposing, giving handmade and creating with her daughters.


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All You Need Is Love

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Designer Deena Ziegler shows a great way to use your scraps today with her Valentine’s Day card!

Deena has a big box of left over die cuts and punched shapes from various projects, and when she needs a quick card she turns to her beloved stash and just grabs a few matching things. She says that when she can combine a simple design,  a great color scheme and some of her stash it is her favorite way to create a project she loves!

Supplies | Cardstock: Bazzill. Ink: Tim Holtz Distress (Black Soot). Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny (discontinued), newsprint from catalog. Twine and Rhinestone: Unknown. Font: Grey heart (Deena’s own design).

Designer: Deena Ziegler

Deena Ziegler has been a crafter for as long as she can remember. Her Mom, Grandma, and Aunts were always crafting up some project and they were happy to teach her everything they knew. Baking, sewing, needlework, you name it, they did it! As a young mom Deena became a professional crafter, and now she works at Sizzix as a Craft Designer, teaches card making classes, teaches online at My Creative Classroom, and owns and operates a small card kit business – and she bloga all about it. Deena enjoys finding ways to be creative in daily life by repurposing, giving handmade and creating with her daughters.


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