Wednesday, August 5, 2015

July MPP

Wanted to share my latest project with you. I really love the July My Paper Pumpkin kit!

I will be creating more of these for note cards. There is always extra supplies in the kit, so looking forward to seeing what else I can create.

Interested in having your own monthly kit. Click on the Paper Pumpkin to the right and sign up today.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Envelope 3D Christmas card

Here is what I worked on this weekend. (Had to take a break from my pocket letter creating LOL)

Here is a video on the how to: Video

For mine, I used her measurements with products I had on hand. The tree and Santa are from the retired stamp set "Old Fashioned Christmas". The rest of it is all from scraps of paper I have collected at some time. The base is from Whisper White cardstock.

It really went together easily, too. My biggest obstacle was remembering to be careful where I placed things on the front in reference to the center fold. The top picture shows it all closed up.

I have a couple of other ideas for this type of card so may have some more Christmas in July.

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 29, 2015

PL OWL Bookmark

I adapted these bookmarks from Carries idea. I loved creating hers, but wanted a smaller version to include in the pocket letters, I so enjoy creating. So this is what I came up with.
The back piece which forms the head is the large heart punch. Use the large oval punch to punch out a half oval from designer paper for the body. The wings are the small oval punch with embossed cardstock. Using the Itty Bitty punch set, punch out two stars for the feet.
For the eyes, use different sizes of circle punches. I actually used a small flower punch from my stash, so you can use whatever you have on hand. The circles from the Build an Owl stamp would work great. Then I just cut a small triangle for the beak (if you have the tiny tree punch, the top of it works great for this.) Attach this with a small piece of dimensional.
From solid cardstock, cut a 2x2 inch piece and a bit smaller from designer paper. Layer these for the bottom/back of your bookmark. Put a small ribbon of glue about halfway down on the owl and attach to the cardstock, leaving the bottom of the owl loose to complete your mini bookmark.
The top picture shows how it will look when placed on the page.
Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, June 26, 2015

MPP Fourth of July

Here is another Fourth of July card. The base is a top fold with Whisper White, then matted with Night of Navy. I had some pieces left over from one of My Paper Pumpkin kits (check these out on the right hand column). The striped piece is half of one of the pinwheels that came in the kit. I positioned it into the corner so that the Night of Navy mat didn't show around the sides. I cut a smaller mat from Whisper White and marked where I needed to cut the diagonal with a pencil. After cutting it, I ran it through the dotted embossing folder and attached it to the card. The stars are Night of Navy and Whisper White from the Medium Star and the Itty Bitty Accents star punches. Then I had some red confetti stars in my stash and thought they added to it. Stamped the sentiment, decorated the inside and it was complete!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sheltering Tree Flag

So, I decided that I had to take a break from creating Pocket Letters and get my Fourth of July cards done. I must have enjoyed myself because before I knew it, it was time to fix lunch! It was also a productive morning because I completed four cards. It was nice to have the time to do that.

So I will be sharing my creations over the next few days. I hope that they will inspire you to create some yourself, either by CASEing or coming up with some of your own ideas. No matter which, I hope you have an enjoyable time.

Here is the first card that I want to share with you.

This one was the last one I created this morning, but since it is so simple and fast, I thought I would share it with you first.

The base is Whisper White cardstock cut at 4 1/4" x 11, scored at 5 1/2", which gives you a top fold card. I used the "C" clear block to create the Night of Navy block for the stars. I added three stars which were punched out of Silver Glimmer Paper with the star punch from the Itty Bitty Accents punch set. The stripes of the flag are with Real Red and the stamp from the Sheltering Tree set.

I had this small piece of ribbon and thought it looked great with the image so taped it onto the side. You could get the same effect by drawing lines with the markers.

Have a really great day and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Patriotic Pocket Letter

I really do enjoy creating and receiving these pocket letters. They are SO much fun! I actually used part of a My Paper Pumpkin Kit to create this one. I cut down one of the papers to create a smaller pinwheel, used the stars all over the pockets, cut down one of the straws to create a fireworks and added the extra pieces as embellishments for the cards.

Think the recipient enjoyed it too :)

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Pocket Letter envelope

Hi, Everyone! Have you caught the pocket letter craze yet??? I certainly have and now I would like to share what I think is the perfect envelope for them. (I have covered the return address label with a snowman emory board and the recipient's address label with the leaf.)

To make the envelope, you will need a sturdy piece of designer paper or cardstock and the envelope punch board. Cut the paper/cardstock to 11 1/8" square and line it up at 3 1/2" mark on the board. Punch and score, then line the score line up and proceed as usual. The top and bottom triangles are a bit larger than the envelope, so I just tucked the bottom one under and trimmed the top one to fit.

In my example the paper is a bit dark, so I decorated an address label and placed it on the front. I used strong double sided tape to put the envelope together.

Want to see some of my pocket letters: Look here: or check out pinterest for even more samples, but be careful, because they are very addictive!

Have a great day and thanks for looking!