Today we’re thrilled to welcome Judy Marino. Before we show you Judy’s projects, let’s get to know her a little bit more…

JudyMarinoProfilePic-08282014-250WHello, friends!  My name is Judy Marino and I am married to my high school sweetheart, mom to four awesome kids (ages 15, 14, 12 and 9), and employed as a school psychologist.  While making cards is my favorite hobby, I also enjoy singing, gardening, reading, and occasional scrapbooking.   Life here in New Jersey is very busy and very fun!   I was introduced to rubber stamping over ten years ago when my best friend sent me a hand-made Christmas card, and I have been hooked ever since.  I love clean and simple cards, and I am thrilled to be a member of the CASology design team.  I also love patterned papers and enjoy making cards with some layers, too.  I am so flattered to be featured here today at Paper Crafter’s Library…thank you so much for this honor!

I made two cards using a fun technique currently trending in the card-making world: die cutting with metallic paper.  For both cards, I adhered silver metallic paper to heavy white cardstock, then die cut my sentiments to give them some stability.  For my “Thanks” card I adhered the sentiment on top of the patterned paper base, while I inlaid the “Hugs” sentiment on the other card.  The flowers, gems and butterfly add some interest while still maintaining a flat card for mailing.

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Supplies:

Papers: Add a Little Dazzle silver metallic paper; Crate Papers “Pretty Party” 6×6 pad; kraft cardstock
Dies: Simon Says Stamp “Hugs” and “Thanks;”  Lil’ Inker Designs “Stitched Rectangles;” Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Embellishments: Queen & Co. red Jellies and silver pearls; Prima flowers
Adhesives: Inkssentials “Glossy Accents;” Scotch double-sided adhesive roller

We hope you have enjoyed today’s project courtesy of Judy Marino.  Be sure to stop by Judy’s blog to see even more of her beautiful work (and let her know we sent you). You can also find Judy on Flickr, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.

Have a great day!

Karen

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