A Dozen Card Ideas from Friends!

The sweet card and nesting doll above (with two more dolls nested inside) are treasures given to me by Maggie Mata, a member of my Stampin’ Pretty Pals Virtual Community.  Maggie is currently serving in the U.S. military in Kyrgyzstan (pronounced keer-gih-STAN) and stays in touch with the Pals on a regular basis.  We are so proud of her service and cherish the opportunity to call her “friend!”


The best news of all is that Maggie is scheduled to return home this fall.  You may remember her from my post over the 4th of July.  Maggie is passionate about paper and loves to create cards during her free time.  Check out more of her artistic talent on her Maggie Made Cards Blog.

Here are 11 more handmade cards from friends to inspire you!












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  1. My favorites are Susan’s, Lisa’s, Nancy’s. Thanks for all the ideas!

  2. Hi Mary, I just went to Maggie Mata’s blog and subscribed. I’m pretty excited about seeing her creations. The cards you posted are pretty inspiring as are you. I think the world of you and your blog. Thanks for sharing and a big congrats to you for all your SU accomplishments. Best wishes, Nancy B

  3. Awesome card Maggie. Adorable nesting dolls and they do actually resemble Mary; both are just cute on the blog side by side. Thank you Maggie for being you and doing what you do!

    Thank you for sharing all of these wonderful cards. Very nicely done to all!

  4. Carol Carriveau

    Thank you for sharing all of this beautiful inspiration!

  5. Beautiful cards all. Just goes to show you Mary how much you are loved and admired.

  6. Hats off to Maggie…..Stamp on Girlfriend!

  7. Hi Mary, The cards are all so nice. Thanks for sharing them.

  8. Mary, I love this parade of cards, they are all so very lovely. Thanks to Maggie and all of the selfless Heroes serving our Country overseas and thank you Mary for sharing this wonderful and beautiful cards with us. Have a great weekend.

  9. Well done! Best wishes to Maggie. Stamp On!

  10. Nancy Farrell

    Mary, great selection of cards. I can’t wait to try a few out. It’s like a birthday with all these ideas in one post. Thanks you for sharing one from me too. 🙂

  11. What a nice story about a Stampin’ Sista in the Service! Maggie thank you for your service! Love the nesting dolls what a treat to have! Lovely card line up!

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