Monday, December 23, 2013

Quilted Christmas

First, let me wish you all Happy Holidays!!!

Any of your quilt blocks can be adapted to paper! I used one inch squares to create these quilt block cards. Instead of gluing each one on, I used the sticky paper. It was less messy and I didn't have to wait for it to dry. I used a black marker to make the quilted stitches, too.

In the column to the right you will see the double ring card that I made for my kids anniversary, too.

Don't quilt? That's okay. Now you can do it with paper!!!

Hope you give this a try. If you know a quilter or someone who just loves homemade quilts, these would make great cards for them! They can be adapted to any occasion. Just change the papers and sentiments.

Have a wonderful day and thanks so very much for stopping by!!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Rosey Christmas

Guess I shouldn't have vented the last time, cuz I am having a lot of fun issues now. So please don't give up on me. Plus this is a busy time of the year and I don't post as often as I should. I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful holiday season!

I created this one for my folks and hand delivered it. The card base is created on the fold, using the top note die. The roses were premade ones that I had on hand and the poinsettia is die cut and layered on the shaped die, then I lined each petal with gold stickles. I also added it to the roses, sentiment and rhinestones.

Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Acetate Christmas

Venting!: I would think that good (notice, I didn't even say great) and affordable internet would be available anywhere in the country by now!!! Okay, now that that has been voiced on to the fun stuff!

I really like the look of this technique. I used a silver card base with a white mat. In the center of this mat I stamped the sentiment. Cut a piece of acetate with it being at least 1/2"larger to fold over and attach to the back of the card ( I found out that the lighter weight works better, even though the cardstock weight worked okay ). Crease the 1/2" and run the acetate through an embossing folder, then attach with sticky strip on the 1/2" to the back of the card. I attached snowflake cut outs to the top of this with glue dots and used small glue dots under the two larger ones to hold down the acetate to the front of the card. (This step may not be needed with the lighter weight acetate.)

I hope you are all having a wonderful day and thanks so very much for stopping by!!

You can stamp snowflakes on the white cardstock to show through, also.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Mini Milk Carton

The carton on the right was created with the retired SU milk carton die. The one on the left was created with a 4 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece of cardstock, scored at 1", 2", 3", and 4". Turn and score at
1", 2 1/2", 3 1/4".

Cut the bottom 1/4" tab off, and make angle cuts to form the bottom flaps.

Add sticky strip to the remaining 1/4" tab, crease the scores and form the carton.

Add sticky tape to the bottom tabs and close.

For Scallop Band: 1 1/2" x 4 1/4" cardstock or DSP
Punch both long sides with decorative punch and attach to the carton.

Center DSP Band: 3/4" x 4 1/4"  Add around the carton on top of scallop band.

I hope you enjoy this project. It will hold a small gift, such as jewelry or a couple of Hershey's Kisses. I closed mine with a small binder clip, but you could seal it with sticky strip.

It is snowing here and windy this morning, not a great combination if you are traveling, so I hope everyone is safe and warm, where ever you are. Have a great day and, as always, thanks so very much for stopping by! HAPPY CRAFTING!!!!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Snowman Soup

Created the mug as described in an earlier post, then added the hot cocoa mix, candy cane, chocolate kisses, and mini marshmallows to the inside. I cut thin strips of cardstock and curled them with my bone folder for the nest. Wrapped it all up in a plastic bag and added the Snowman Soup Poem:

Snowman Soup
When it's so cold that
you holler and whoop,
It's time to bring out
the Snowman Soup!
Pour the packet in a mug
Add the snowballs, too.
And throw in the kisses
From the snowman to you.
Now add some hot water
and use the cane to stir it
Sip slowly and soon you'll
feel the warm winter spirit!
I have also created this by decorating one of the smaller Pringle canisters and adding the goodies.
Hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!!!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Pickup Kisses

I am making these for a craft fair. Brenda has a great tutorial here and I tweaked it a bit to create the pickup truck. After all I am in truck country! Someone in my family wants a pickup, think he may receive one from me! :)

 I just attached the cab a bit closer to the front of the body, then created the box/bed of the pickup with a 2" square of cardstock, scored all around at 1/2". Clip the tabs and form the box. Then attach the box to the back of the "cab". I also cut one of the windshield pieces in half for the back window.

She has a lot of great Hershey Kisses ideas, so check out her tutorials!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Diarama Christmas

I haven't made one of these cards is a long time. I like the fact that it is a three dimensional and yet folds flat to mail, without a lot of bulk.

I took this one a step farther by creating it on the cover of a card, so that I could actually put a sentiment and signature on the inside.

Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Layered Cake

This cake could be used for so many different occasions. Each layer is just a rectangle of different lengths, then round off the top corners. I decorated it with punches from the goo punch, but you could also place each layer in a filigree embossing folder for a beautiful wedding cake. There are so many ways of decorating the cake, just like a real one. Thinking about it now, I wish that I had added a small candle to the top of this one with the flame burning (yellow glitter glue).

I hope you will give this one a try. It goes together quickly and is a really nice presentation that can meet any special occasion. I am thinking graduation with small caps and diplomas decorating it (and the creative process begins).

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Fall is in the Air

The pumpkin is created by layering oval punches. I am really trying to remember to decorate the inside of the card as well as the envelope. This one is a very simple one, but it ties right in with the cover.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 28, 2013

3D Christmas Card

Occasionally I create a card that I am not sure I can part with, and this may be one of those cards. I actually created a small box with my envelope punch board, as it will need to be hand delivered or packed carefully to mail.

I used Real Red and Whisper White cardstock. There is some piercing around the outside and around the mat. The poinsettia pieces are all placed on with dimensionals as well as the sentiment. I used gold glitter glue around the petals and sentiment. I also used the glitter on rhinestones and on the roses which are premade.

Hope you enjoy this as much as I enjoyed making it. Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

"Coffee" Mug

I made this for my son-in-law who drinks coffee. I added a bag of dark chocolates and a tag. This cup is sturdy enough to use as a candy dish or even a small pencil holder. I also made one for my daughter decorated with lady bugs as a thank you for all she does. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of it. There will be some more mugs made for Christmas also. In fact, here is one I have already made.

I made the bag from a felt scrap. The tag was embossed with gold powder and the buckle is cut from glitter paper. I also added polar white flowersoft. Not sure yet what I will put in the bag.

I think these would be great with instant coffee packets or hot cocoa.

Want to create these yourself? Tracy has a great video showing how right here .

Hope you have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

One More Day!!!

Darn! Did you miss the deadline to sign up or just "thought" about it too much? Well, you are in luck because Stampin' Up has extended the deadline for one more day!!!

Truly, if you have wondered about trying us, now is the time to do so. I would love to have you join my team. Just click on the button on the right. If you are already working another company, policy has changed, and you can also sign with us, then make the decision as to which one you want to stay with.

Check it out and let me know if you have any questions!

Have a GREAT day!!!!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Dad's Birthday

Gift Card Holder (holds lottery tickets, too)

Card Base: 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 2", 7 1/4", 7 3/8"

With Envelope Punch Board, punch at 1" and 3 1/4" for closure on top.

Use washi tape, ribbon, etc, to wrap around bottom to hold closed.

Mat: 3 3/4" x 2 3/4" White: 2 ½" x 3 ½"


INSERT: 6 ½" x 3 3/4"

scored at 1 3/4" and 6"

Fold 1 3/4" flap up and ½" flap to the back. Unfold the ½" and place

insert into the cover pocket. Place glue on the ½" flap and close the top.

This will make the insert lift out when the card is opened.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Halloween Fun closure

 The cover is mostly DSP and ribbon with the Halloween banner stamped and colored with watercolor pencils. It is also trimmed a bit shorter on the right side with a notch punched in the back page for a closure. The bottom picture is also DSP and a tag I had in my stash, as well as a jack-o-lantern eyelit on the notch.

This is actually a square card so will be placed in a larger envelope or a square envelope which will require extra postage.

Halloween is fast approaching and quickly opening the window to more holidays. In fact, I saw a post that there are only TEN more Saturdays til Christmas!!! YIKES!!!  LOL

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!!!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Spider Gatefold

The gatefold is a fun card fold. It just means that the card opens from the middle. This was created with designer papers and a little stamping on the inside. You could stamp the spider, but I actually had a cut out that I used. Try this technique with any card that you want to make. Just change the dsp and it could be a Christmas, Birthday, Spring, Fall, or what ever you need. You can dress it up with extra stamping or embellishments, too.

The top picture is of the card in a plastic sleeve so you can see it closed. Sorry about the "spotlight". :)

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Stipple Blossom Notecards

These will be a gift. Hope she likes them. The trim on the left side of each card is using the lace tape as a stencil and sponging. The flowers are then just stamped on. This is a very simple and fast project. I think they would make great cards, too, just add a sentiment. I might even add some crystal effects to the flowers for "dew".

Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Join Now!!! :)

Been on the fence about joining Stampin' Up??? Now is a great time to do so.

You can click on the "Join my team" quilt card to the right to sign up. I will gladly answer any of your questions, too. Stampin' Up is truly a GREAT and caring company to work with. I hope you will look at the business and give us a try.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Pumpkin Surprise

This cute and fun stamp was purchased here . All I did was stamp on pumpkin pie and whisper white card stock and colored with my watercolor pencils. The pumpkin pull out was stamped with only the lid a second time on pumpkin pied cardstock and placed on top of the pull out with dimensionals. I added some sparkle with Dazzling Details to give the one kitty's color some bling.

Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, September 30, 2013

BOO Kitty

I saw a similar card on pinterest and HAD to case!!! The kitty and pumpkin are created with oval punches, the heart punch came from the Owl Builder punch. The rest of the shapes are free hand cuts. I used the white gel pen to create the face and claws. The letters are from a die set that I have, but you could stamp or cut your own shapes.

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Fall Owl

This stamp was given to me because I like owls. I have used it for St. Patty's Day and don't be surprised if you see him on a Christmas card, too. This card is very simple to create, so try it with some of your larger stamps. Just highlight part of the image and matt it onto designer paper. Mix up with different shapes, too. I didn't feel like it even needed a sentiment on the cover. Hope you enjoy.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Hallowed Eve

The card base is embossed with the spider web folder. I tore whisper white for the front and sponged around it, using a mask for the moon, then stamped my images on top of everything.

Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Ghostly Trio

Can you tell that Halloween is one of my favorite holidays? I love this cute side step card. The pumpkins are just layered oval punches and the ghost are created from an upside down owl punch! I do have a bat punch but you can also create bats by using the top of a butterfly punch! How cool is that!!!

If you haven't checked out the Splitcoaststampers site, you really need to! I has great tutorials and oodles and oodles of samples!

Have a great day and as always, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Batty Evening

I really do enjoy sponging. It takes a little time but is so worth it, I think. I used my "goto" stamp set, Lovely As A Tree. SU has carried this set for a very long time, and I certainly understand why! There are so many things to do with it, no matter what the occasion is! I also used masking with this card to create the moon and the ground. If you haven't tried coloring with a sponge, I hope you will give it a try now.

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Haunted House

Here is a great way to use up some of those scraps of designer papers. Just add a few strips to the cover of your card, and compliment the inside with some of the same or coordinating papers.

I find that embossing an image gives it a deeper color, especially with the black, as used on the house.

I used the scallop punch of this, then added the small hole punch. If you have decorative scissors, adhere your mat paper to the back of the image, then cut it out. That works a lot easier for me, than measuring a piece and using the punch to create a mat.

Hope you have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Tombstone card

This card was created with the circle framelits. Place the framelit on the cardstock and run it through the big shot, just far enough to cut the edge of the card. I then sponged color around the card and used the smokey slate marker to "age" the paper. The ghost is created with the owl builder punch and the bat is a Martha Stewart punch.
We are living in very wet country for a couple of days. Have had more moisture that we usually have all summer and spring, so it is a lot of fun!!!
Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to check out my Miche site to see the wonderful Sept. promotions as I posted before!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

OH MY Miche!

Check out this month's promotions!!!!

Just click on the Miche button to check out all the great products and place an order! I have a hostess listed on the left of the Miche site, if you would like to let her have the credit for your order. Either way, you can have it shipped directly to yourself! This is a great sale, so don't miss out on any of it!! Want to have an online show???? Just let me know and I will set you up for one!

Have a really great day!!!

Patriotic Fence

Ok, you could say I am a bit behind with this fun card, but I prefer to think that I am way ahead!

The fence is a Martha Stewart punch. When I decided to do this card, I was thinking it was a larger punch, but it worked okay. Here is a hint when making the "lollies" (flags): Create your strip, make the score lines and fold. Then drop a spot of hot glue on a non stick/heat resistant mat and form your lolly with the center in the glue. This will help you shape it and when cooled will help it hold the shape.

I stuck the red paper on top of the blue before scoring, too.

Hope you enjoy this last summer hooray, before the fall season sets in! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Christmas Postcard

I saw a one of the season's first Christmas commercials on tv last week, so it must be getting close. It is also a bit cooler in the morning and each evening, so fall is just around the corner.

I really debated on purchasing this postcard stamp, but am so glad I finally gave in to the urge. I prefer to create the postcard, then add it to the front of a standard card. This one is really simple, and the inspiration came from another stamp that I had been eyeing, when it suddenly (well, maybe not quite that fast :) ) came to me that I could recreate it with SU stamps that I already own.

I wanted to add pine and holly on the oval, but it just didn't look right to me, so kept this one simple. The snow is white polar Flower Soft.

Hope you have and great day and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Butterfly Honeycomb

For some reason the colors aren't very true in this picture. It was so simple to create and yet would be a lovely card to send to someone. You could always create it with your (or the recipients) favorite colors. As usual, I did a lot of sponging. That adds so much color and really softens the effect, which fits into my favorite Victorian images.

I would love to hear your thoughts, too. Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!!!!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Golden Anniversary

My internet is being REALLY WACKY, so hope I can get this post done!!! At least I am feeling much better! :) Here is a card that I created for my aunt and uncle's special day.

This is the cover of the card. The glitter is actually glitter cardstock. I love the Memorable Moments stamp set that I used on this card! It is so versatile. You can find it on page 134 of the main catalog.

This was the inside of the card. I actually attached a picture of the couple on the pop up, which was created with the Labels Collection die set, and embossed Happy Anniversary on the bottom of the card with gold embossing powder.

Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by!!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Golden Poinsettia

A quick and easy Christmas card! The flower looks almost real! I just sponged a little ink over the petals.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Envelope punch board/liner

This great tool will be available on my SU site in September!! Not only is it great to create envelopes, but here is a video showing how to make the liners, too!

Instead of cutting the bottom off, as shown in the video, I would just cut the piece in half and create two liners!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Blue Poinsettia

I'll have a blue Christmas!!! Wouldn't the Joyful Christmas on page 27 of the holiday catalog, work great for this card? Or how about the Festive Flurry set on page 30, especially in the blues! Love it and hope you do, too!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!!!!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Pink Postcard

First off, let me tell you that it is SO disappointing (among other things) to have such terrible internet service in this day and age. I know I should be grateful that I have any at all, but this is almost ridiculous. With that being said, it also explains why I am not able to post as much as I would like, but I hope you will continue to check in to see the new posts, when I can.

Here is my latest creation with the postcard stamp, which I love. I certainly hope I am NEVER asked to choose my favorite stamp, because I would never be able to choose just one! I used several sets to create this card and added pearls to the flowers, crystal effect to the butterfly, and even layered the flowers and "stamp" for dimension. I am sure that you will be seeing more of this style of card from me in the future.

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Santa's Noel

Christmas will soon be upon us! So I am getting a head start, at least on my cards! This one is really just basic layering and stamping. I also sponged along the edges to give it a little more dimension. Hard to see in the photo, but also highlighted some areas with stickles to add some dazzle.

And here is the what I did with the inside of the card.

Hope you have an enjoyable day and thank you so much for stopping by!!!