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If you follow my blog or know me at all, you will soon realize that I spell certain words differently from what you are used to seeing on most web sites. This is because I am Canadian and I am a spelling NUT. It drives me crazy when things are misspelled. So naturally, it would rub me the wrong way to purposely leave out letters from words that I know need them. Canadian spelling is actually a blend of British and U.S.

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September 29, 2009

You're The Best ~ Fall Card

This is my first Fall card. I had been wanting to make a fall theme card. Someone recently did something so unexpected and selfless that I needed to say 'thank-you' and at the same time, let that person know how much their kindness meant to me.

I used the card feature on my Cricut together with the tree design. It wasn't difficult, just time consuming. The card base is medium brown and I used a bright amber for the front frame. In order to give the fragile tree branches more stability I backed up the window with green vellum.

The cartridges used for this card are Stretch Your Imagination and Alphalicious.
September 23, 2009

Dimensional Flower Birthday Card

dimensional flower b-day card, designed by Grace Baxter

This card has many layers. The flower petals are created with 2 different kinds of paper. The top flower petals are from a pink paper that has a pearly finish.

The bottom petals are heavier stock with inked edges for further dimension.

I used double-sided cardstock that has a pretty stripe pattern on the reverse side. I then created top and bottom panels for the inside, matted and layered the poem message and embellished the inside with small flowers (not shown).

I browsed through several stores to find just the right 'jewelry' for the front of this card. I wanted something feminine. One big pearl was perfect for the center of the flower.

September 8, 2009

Movin' On Up

This card was created for a young couple who were leaving the "big smoke" of the city and moving to a lovely new apartment outside town. I searched through my Cricut cartridges for just the right image. Typical icons such as a house or truck did not fit with this move.

Then I landed on the city scape scene (Going Places cartridge), made it cover the whole front of the card, and added the man, woman and of course, the cat. Just having Kittie on the card made the whole thing perfect for this little family.

I placed two linked keys cut from gray cardstock that has a metal look. And as always, I embellished the envelope to match. It turned out great and they loved it!

A word about colour schemes:

For this card and envelope, I let their cardstock colours set the scheme. The purchased blank card and envelope are from a pack I bought in cheery summer colours. The inside of the cards are a neutral cream which is perfect for embellishing and adding text.

This set, in lime green looked best with the toned-down shade of light tan for the city scape on the front. Kittie, naturally, needed to be gray. The people are in the lightest shade of cream I could find. I then shadowed the people and cat in black to make them stand out against the softer background. Inside, the keys are the same stock as the cat on the front.
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I guess you might call me a "right brainer", loving all things creative. Cardmaking is the perfect hobby for me as it allows me to be totally creative, combining design with poetry or verses I can compose myself. With Christmas being such an important occasion for cardmaking and crafting, I decided to create a separate blog just for Christmas projects. "It's All About Christmas" will host all my Christmas items. "Gracenotes For Today" will still feature items every other occasion of the year. I hope you'll drop by often and stay awhile!