Posted in All About Babies

Flowers & Things – Babies, Babies, Babies

Welcome New Baby Boy

Welcome New Baby Girl

Aren’t these the cutest cards for that Brand New Baby Boy or Girl!!!

They are very different than the average, “run of the mill” cards with all the extra enhancements that I added.  First of all the Style of the card is really eye catching. I think these cards lean more towards the “Keepsake” Category, don’t you?

I included details of all the goodies I added to each card including Stickles Glitter, Flower Soft, Flocking for babies jammies, Liquid Pearls on flowers and bows and stork.  These cards and the decoupage involved very intricate fussy hand cutting.

Unfortunately my photography skills aren’t that great so the pics don’t really do these cards justice.

As I mentioned in my “Hi Honey” Post that I am now selling my cards on Etsy as well in my store!  I am inviting you all to visit the stores and check out some new cards that I have posted.

  • The New Baby Boy card measures 6-1/2 x 7-1/2 and comes with a matching themed envelope!
  • The New Baby Girl Card measures 6-1/4 x 8 and comes with a matching themed envelope! Both items are sealed in a clear plastic sleeve.

Thanks for looking and I hope you all get a chance to visit my stores!




Posted in 2018, From Card to Keepsake

Hi Honey…I’m Home!

Well folks, after “stepping back” from everything for a couple months to re-group, I’m back and very excited about a couple new ventures.  I have some great new items for 2018 and a couple Announcements to boot.

First, let me start with the Announcements:

I am now selling my fabulous Greeting Cards/Keepsakes on Etsy!

  • Featured on Etsy are some of my “newer” items from mid-late 2017 (a couple of which I have posted here.)
  • A couple of the all time “Favs”
  • Brand NEW items that I was working on while I was taking some time off.

We as Crafters/Designers all know about ourselves, ya don’t really STOP the creativity that is in our Hearts, Souls and Minds!  I just kind of put a “comma” in the paragraph of my imagination.  So with that said on to my Second Announcement:

While I was enjoying some time off I did a little shopping locally and happened to have bounced into a darling Antique Boutique Shop (my second love – antiques) called          MS. Peddler’s Boutique in Antioch, IL. in the Great Lakes area.  In talking to the sales gal there, I mentioned I did some rather unique Handmade Greeting Cards and gave her my business card.  A couple weeks later I got an invitation from the Owner, Laura, asking if I would like to put some of my items in her store!  I was very excited and couldn’t get back to my studio fast enough to put together a presentation for her. (I did, she liked them, they are there!) So if anyone is in the area and would like to give your eyes an absolute Party, ya need to stop in an just take in all the wonderful items that this clever Boutique has.  Laura has several Artisans in the shoppe along with her beautiful works of art and finished furniture pieces!  Here is the link:

Here is a little “taste” of not only my cards but Peddlers beautiful refurbished pieces!

Brand new to Ms Peddlers! Beautifully handcrafted cards by the talented @Dee Starr of @craftdeegreetingcards! Each one is a little piece of art! Couple of new furniture items to the floor as well plus a couple of unique storage ideas. Be sure to pop in open today till 4 p.m. Sunday 11 to 3 – 986 Main Street Antioch Illinois..224 267 0085″

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Ok, now that I am done bragging… I will be posting some of my NEW card creations within the next couple of days here on my blog and creating some special Note Cards, etc. exclusively for MS. Peddlers.  Very excited about this new venture and if you happen to be in the Great Lakes Area, please don’t forget to stop by MS. Peddlers, Antioch, IL. or check out her store on Facebook!

Thanks for stopping by and please do visit my shoppe on Etsy or for a complete view of all my creations, check out my website @

Thanks again!



Posted in From Card to Keepsake, Spring Things 2017

Wishing Well Shaped Card

This Wishing Well shaped card is a unique style in it’s design. not only it’s Wishing Well shape but it is a Free Standing card! It features beautiful 3D Clematis cascade and glittered butterflies.

Wishing Well side viewWishing Well w Gift Card

The construction of this card that makes it “Free Standing” includes two “V” shaped inserts, one at the bottom and another mid-card for stability.  (I believe you can see the bottom insert on the side image of the Well). The body is printed and hand cut from 130 lb. heavy weight card stock and the 3D decoupage is printed on high gloss photo stock.  The card also folds flat for mailing.

I didn’t really put too much “glitz” on this one as I think the high gloss of the decoupage is enough to bring out the beauty of the Clematis cascades.  I put a tiny bit of Ice Stickles on the Butterflies and White Liquid Pearl to enhance the “rope” image going into the Well and just left it at that.  I think this would make a lovely little Keepsake to send to Mom or Grandma for Mother’s Day, Birthday or any Special Occasion!

If you would like more information on this Sweet Wishing Well Keepsake or any of my other Creations, stop by my store at

Feel Free to leave me a comment as I would love to hear from you!

Thanks for stopping by,



Posted in From Card to Keepsake, Mother's Day

Cup of Pansies

Darling Cup of Pansies card is really unique for that Special Person in your life.  I think this one would be a perfect card for Mother’s Day….thinking Grandma would love this one especially.

My Grandma used to have a huge Teacup & Saucer Collection along with a Salt and Pepper Collection, back in the day.  She used to display her “favorites” on her beautiful doilies she would crochet.  I would spend hours as a little girl looking at all of the pretty things she had in this giant China Cabinet.  The cabinet alone was a gorgeous piece of furniture!  Okay, that was a little “Blast from the Past”!

Now, back to this card.  It’s a 3D, top fold and free standing with a touch of “wobble” card!  I say wobble because the saucer being round, the card base is just a tad “round”.

The total card has been lined with a beautiful matching lavender patterned card stock and the design, with decoupage, has been printed on heavy high gloss photo stock.

Cup of Pansies Description
Pointing out some Decoupage items not always captured in a picture.

The pansies, teacup and greeting plaque are all raised with various thickness of foam squares.  Because of the high gloss photo stock that I printed the images on, I just used a touch of Ice Stickles on the leaves and butterflies as shown in the pic above.

Cup of Pansies - butterfly panel
Created a die cut butterfly on pale lavender card stock for the Sentiment Panel

The original design of the card had a pale lavender pattern as a liner, which I love but I just couldn’t see writing a personal Sentiment over the pattern.  Sooooo, I pulled out my Silhouette and created a die cut butterfly design panel using solid light lavender card stock.

Cup of Pansies Butterfly panel desc
Pointing out the Lavender Stickle glitter I used to outline the Butterfly Sentiment Panel

I fussy cut the pansy and butterfly (actually the entire card is hand cut) and positioned them slightly over the sentiment panel.  Of course, the “Glitz Queen” came out and I just had to outline the panel with Lavender Stickles glitter.  I did manage to control “her majesty” from glitzing the pansy and butterfly!  Whewwww, that was a tough one!  LOL

To learn more about this card and my other creations, stop by my Store at

Thank You for looking and I would love to hear your opinions, ideas, suggestions, so feel free to leave a comment.



Posted in From Card to Keepsake, Mother's Day

Black Enamel Teapot & Edwardian Roses Perfect for Mother’s Day Wishes

Here is another one of my favorites!  This card is actually a Multi-occasion card but I think it is ideal for a Mother’s Day Wish.

It’s a 3D (multi-layered decoupage) card and is beautifully enhanced with liquid Pearl and Ice glitter.  Even the little Teapot Greeting tags have been outlined with Platinum Gold glitter.

Inside has matching themed sentiment panel for that “Special” message to Mom, Grandmother, Daughter or whomever.

Blk Teapot Set DescriptionBlk Teapot w Edwardian Roses inside

To learn more about this card and my other creations, stop by my store at

Thanks for looking!  Would love to hear from you!


Posted in Easter

One Reluctant Easter Bunny

Hey, did ya ever have one of “those” Holiday that didn’t go so well?  Yep, me too… and this was my year 😦

When my Kids and Grand-kids were little, besides Christmas, Easter was really a fun Holiday for me.  Despite the mess with coloring Easter eggs; running around during the night (after the little ones went to sleep) and hiding these “beautiful works of art” in preparation for the Big Egg Hunt Easter morning.  Shopping for clever “Stuff”to put in their baskets, in addition to the chocolate bunnies, Peeps, bubble gum eggs and whatever else would launch the kids into a “Sugar High” for a couple hours!  I remember, ushering everybody out to look for the hidden eggs, hoping that the egg hunt would bring them back down to “organized chaos”! Those were some fun times for me (and them).

Now, my kids are pushing 50 and the Grand-kids are over 21 and this year, everybody all went in separate directions; none of which were towards Grandma’s house.  So in preparation for the “non-occasion”, I picked up some baked ham at the deli, prepared a ham sandwich, added some potato chips to my plate and sat down and crafted this silly card.  Kind of says it all Ha Ha Ha!

Anyway, I did something a little different this time when I was editing the pics.  As you can see, I added descriptions of what you were actually looking at and some of the details that pictures don’t always show. I mounted the image and sentiment panels on pink card stock.  This little “Reluctant Bunny” was a fun card to make.  I get a kick out of that FACE and his “airplane” ears sticking out of the bunny suit!

Reluctant Easter BunnyReluctant Bunny Inside

To learn more about this card and my other creations, please stop by my shop at

I am curious as to your thoughts about my adding details to the picture, so feel free to leave a comment.  I would love to hear from ya.

Thanks for looking!


Posted in From Card to Keepsake

Handling StReSs With Meditation!

Hey Kids!

Did ya ever have one of those days where you just say I gotta S T O P!… STEP BACK…TAKE A DEEP BREATH and just do something else, anything else, even if it’s wrong!!!

Yep, me too…just the other day.  Actually, I have had a couple of those days lately!

I have been trying my little heart out to breath life back into what used to be a pretty good On-line Greeting Card Business.  After experiencing the “ultimate betrayal” of not only a business partner but what I “thought” was a very close friend, I was forced to shut down the original “Store”, hence the new CraftDee Greeting Cards! 

(I spent the better part of 2016 trying to recoup not only financially but in every other way.  I don’t know if there is such a thing as “Creative Embezzlement” but I lost my equipment, supplies and money; I lost my designs, artwork AND one of my Dogs!  (yes, a living, breathing, furry “family member”)  GONE!  IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT!!!!)

OKAY, ENOUGH of that – it’s been a long 2016 trying to rebuild everything from scratch but I have NEVER been known as a “Quitter”!  So here I am, plugging along and like many folks, sometimes ya just have a “down” day (or two).  I try to get past those days with humor, refocusing on “sunny” things and creativity.  

This card is just a little something that made me feel a little better especially when I get my hands on my “glitter” and I can bury myself in over-the-top detailing.  I got out my “Stickle” collection and even glitzed out every polka dot on her dress with a dot of “Star Dust” glitter.  Then I could NOT leave her glasses and her glass of wine without Liquid Glass!  Even pulled out my rhinestones and gave her earrings a little “touch of cglass” (did ya get that one?).  The flowers, greeting tag and message along with the gal are all 3D and hand cut.  I raised the decoupage using a variation of thickness with foam squares.  Graphics are printed out on heavy weight photo stock and is mounted on purple card stock.

Handling Stress Front

Inside as you can see, has our gal with her drink and a nice space for a personal sentiment.

Handling Stress inside

Thanks for looking!  If  you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please feel free to leave me a message. Would love hearing from you!

See ya soon,