Oh, Hello There!

Simon Says Stamp | Sweetheart Release


Hi there!

In *almost* every aspect of my life, I purge things that I don’t use.  Extra bits of crafty creations are my one exception.  If I stamp it, blend it, cut it, color it, or paint it – there’s a good chance I’ll keep it in the hopes of finding a “home” for it later. 

The card I’m sharing with you today, came about because I stamped and colored an extra bow when I made these adorable treat boxes using the Hello There stamp and die set a few days ago. Yep, just one tiny bow. 

I love how one “piece” can manifest a whole new design.

I wanted something a little unexpected on this design, so I colored the bunny face (to go with the bow), and then turned it upside down so that it looked like it was peeking down from the top of the card. 

I added one of the bold sentiments from the set (Oh my! Those sentiments are amazing!) and did a little ink blending before adding the bunny.  I only glued down the face of the bunny – leaving the ears free of adhesive, so that I could bend them slightly and give the card a bit more dimension.  I think you can see that better in this picture:

I think this card turned out to be fun and whimsical!  I hope it inspires you to save those left-over bits and pieces and let them lead you to a new creation.  

Have a wonderfully creative day, everyone!



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  1. annie sharland

    Oh love this and love that sentiment… what a cute card xx

  2. Holly Wood

    I love your work, I’m so glad to have found you! These are adorable cards!

    • Jean Doeringsfeld

      Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here! And, thank you so much!

  3. Maureen Morton

    I just discovered your blog! What a joy – so happy to follow you. Your designs are terrific and your photography is amazing. So glad to “know” you. I’ve been making cards since 1969 (yes, I am old!) and love it so much. Thanks for sharing.

    • Jean Doeringsfeld

      Welcome! And, Thank you! I’m so glad you found me!


designer & content creator

I fell in love with card-making many years ago and I’ve been hooked on it ever since. I love trying out new techniques and finding the perfect color combination for whatever I’m creating.

By nature, I am an uber-organizer and a steadfast planner, but as you’ll see, my creations are much more fluid. And while I love color theory, the concept of lights and shadows, and the importance of depth and perspective – these are not things I worry about when it comes to my creations.

I simply find joy in creating and delight in sharing.

I hope that by sharing my cards and other art with you here on my blog I can inspire you to create something you love!


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