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#the100dayproject : handmade card 70/100 : never give up

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#the100dayproject : handmade card 70/100 : never give up

but in all seriousness, i couldn't do what i do without the help of this guy. during show season he's right there with me, doing all the heavy lifting and talking me up to anyone and everyone. he's great at feedback and at suggesting ideas for things i would never think of and i love when he keeps me company in the craft castle. he encourages me to spend far too much money on new supplies ["because you need them, obviously" is one of his go-to lines] and he's one of the most incredible humans i've ever met. so it's well deserved that he earns employee of the month. love you babe!

okay...onto the card for today! the inspiration wheel landed on heat embossing and sometimes that intimidates me. however, i decided to try a few different things. 

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#the100dayproject : handmade cards 42+/100-2 : watercolor heart set

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#the100dayproject : handmade cards 42+/100-2 : watercolor heart set
as i've mentioned over the last couple days, i have some things in the works coming up. two of these things are virtual online events that i'll be participating in during the end of the month/beginning of december along with a slew of super talented makers. so many shows, festivals and events have been cancelled and i feel like this is the best option for me to try and reach more people while sharing more handmade happiness. 

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#the100dayproject : handmade card 34/100-2 : jingle all the way

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#the100dayproject : handmade card 34/100-2 : jingle all the way
the inspiration wheel landed on stenciling for the topic and while it might be hard to imagine while looking at the above card, the blue box has been stenciled, creating a nice focal point on this card front. overlapping the block is the sentiment that reads "jingle bells jingle bells jingle all the way" -  it's been stamped in red ink and then heat embossed with a clear coating. it's slightly dimensional to the touch and adds a nice shiny finish on the words. there's a gorgeous shimmer across the entire card front. using a black gel pen i hand drew lines around the perimeter of the inked up square. 

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#the100dayproject : handmade card 13/100-2 - wishing you a season of blessings

Posted by Kerry Wills on

#the100dayproject : handmade card 13/100-2 - wishing you a season of blessings
one of my favorite things about the fall is the changing of the leaves - it's so gorgeous and it always makes me happy. i really tried to incorporate that feeling when designing and creating this handmade card. i'm super pleased with the result and i hope my customers and their recipients will be too! this watercolored blessings card is available now here and you can see my post on instagram here!

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#the100dayproject : 6/100-2

Posted by Kerry Wills on

#the100dayproject : 6/100-2

today's spin on the inspiration wheel ended up on the wedge dedicated to heat embossing. i had an idea in mind for when i landed on this and i'm so thrilled with the way that it turned out!

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