Monday, May 1, 2017




Welcome!  I'm so glad you've stopped by!  I'm excited to share two additional cards I made using the Live Beautifully collection, which is available now! Each of the components of the Live Beautifully collection, including exclusive papers, stamps, cut-above scrapbook kit,  is only available through May 31.  They are lovely and quite versatile.  

Now on to our tutorial!  

This sweet card's design and color palette is simple, yet elegant.  After running white daisy cardstock through the Sizzix with the Chevron embossing folder, I cut a one-inch strip to adhere to my card.  Our sentiment, "A Heartfelt Thank You" is stamped with Desert Sand using the Happy Hearts Sentiments set.  The Gold Glitter Gems and the gold and white twine add additional dimension and sparkle when paired with the gold foil dot paper.  For tips on using an embossing folder, see my previous post.  

Have you ever found yourself in need of a card expressing congratulations of someone's recent accomplishment?  I know I have!  I decided to make one of my Live Beautifully cards offer such a sentiment--Congratulations!  Using the diagonal slate/white paper with its reverse side being the geometric shapes, along with the sea glass rose papers, our card is ready for graduations, engagements, weddings, retirements, etc!  The Gold Glitter Gems add some sparkle!  Our sentiment is from the "Happy for You-Occasions" stamp set and stamped on White Daisy cardstock with New England Ivy.  

These cards are made with the Value Pack White Envelopes/Card Bases.  I can't tell you how many of these I've purchased!  LOL!  Love them!  They are also available in Colonial White.  The value -- 50 per pack!  Woo Hoo!  

In upcoming posts, I'll be sharing some additional cards and scrapbook pages I made with this collection, as well as some new layouts made with just released materials that I just had to purchase.  

You can receive a FREE copy of the new Seasonal Expressions 2 Close To My Heart Idea Book with any purchase from me at  

Until next time --

Thank you so much for visiting!

I enjoy hearing from you!  Have a wonderful day!

Happy Papercrafting,

Gayle Piron

"Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing."
Story of a Soul, Chapter VIII


  1. Your cards are so lovely! Thanks for joining in the Inspiration Spotlight party. Have a nice weekend.

  2. I love the way you made your heartfelt thank you card Gayle. It's stunning and the design conveys the message so beautifully. A good heartfelt thank you

  3. Thank you so much, Michelle! You are most welcome! Have a wonderful day!