Card #16 – “A Just Because” Card – {31 Days of Cards}

Cards for 2015 InstagramBefore we get to Card #16, the winner of yesterdays daily giveaway is: Mary Jane who said, “Beautiful”.

Thank you for your kind words and Congratulations Mary Jane!

I hope you enjoy your card.


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Card #16 –  “A Just Because” Card

I started by assembling all my supplies.

Card 16 Supply LayoutThis card could be used for any occasion.  I like to make a bunch of “just because” cards and use them for times when I just want to make someone happy.



I used blue textured cardstock (4 1/4″ X 11 1/2″) for my base, orange textured cardstock (3″ X 3″) for the border frame, white cardstock for the stamping and patterned cardstock for the accent strip.

Card 16 11I first stamped my flower images using Distress Ink and my bee image using black ink.  I colored the bee in with my Distress Markers.  When I was finished with the stamping, I adhered the piece to the orange cardstock frame and then to the blue cardstock base.

Card 16I found a piece of scrap white cardstock and stamped the ‘hello’ sentiment.  I cut out the disc and inked it with Versamark ink.  I then poured clear embossing powder on the disc and heat set it with my glue gun.  I did this step three times to give the disc a resin-type look.  While this cooled, I glued the accent strip to the lower portion of the card, rounded the corners of the entire card and tied ribbon around the accent strip.  I tied one knot, thread the ‘hello’ disc onto the ribbon and tied the disc on.  I trimmed the remaining ribbon.

Micro beadsMicro beads glued with glossy accentsI finished the card by using Glossy Accents on the center of each flower and pouring clear micro beads into the glue.  Micro beads are the donut holes of the bead world.  They are the centers that are left over when they make seed beads.  The pictures don’t do this card justice, but this affect gives the card dimension.  The Glossy Accents starts to dry pretty quickly, but I’ll leave it over night to make sure I don’t smudge the centers.

Here is the finished card.

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Until tomorrow,






Did I hear the word ‘donut’?




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15 Responses to Card #16 – “A Just Because” Card – {31 Days of Cards}

  1. Michelle says:

    Cute! I love the ribbon!

    • gracieed says:

      Thanks Michelle. I found that at the Dollar Tree a couple of days ago. I usually don’t buy ribbon there because I don’t think it’s a terribly good deal, but this was 6.5 YARDS of sheer ribbon for $1. Obviously I stocked up.

  2. Tammy says:

    Your dog’s are to cute!

  3. Mary Jane Lawson says:

    You are so creative, I love the colors you select.

  4. Denise says:

    Great card! I wish I were better about sending out cards.

  5. Peggy Pearce says:

    Great idea!

  6. Pam Robertson says:

    Super cute!

  7. Neil says:

    Nice Card.

  8. Cathy says:

    Like the bees! Great card!

  9. Marjorie C says:

    Very creative!

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