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!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Cherry on Top

Hi, everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful day!
Here are three cards created with the Cherry on Top DSP stack (138443) on page 144 of the new 2015/16 catalog. I love the new In Colors that are a part of this paper stack! I have used two of them for the base card on the top and bottom of this set, Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush. The center one is Bermuda Bay.
The first card uses one of my FAVORITE new items, the Banner Punch (138292) on page 165. It has placement for three sizes, 2", 1.5", and 1". You can, of course, create other sizes, smaller than the 2" by centering the cardstock into the punch. LOVE IT!!!
The sentiment is from the Butterfly Basics stamp set on page 124. This set is available in all three styles, photopolymer (137154), clear mount (138816) and wood mount (138813). So choose your favorite when ordering.
The center card uses the small Banner punch (133519) on page 166 to create the small banner.
And the final card at the bottom uses the 2 3/8" scallop punch (118874) on page 165 and the  sentiment is also from the Butterfly Basics stamp set. I also sponged around the edge with calypso coral ink and attached it with dimensionals.
I am sure I will be creating a whole lot more from this very colorful and vibrant paper stack. You can also order the cardstock pack which goes along with it.
Place your order at and add my name as your demonstrator. You will receive a thank you card from me, if you include your contact information by NOT clicking on the button asking not to be contacted by your demonstrator. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask AND don't forget that if your order qualifies, you also earn free hostess credits, so get with your friends and enter a larger order together.
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Owl Builder Roses

I love it when there is more than one use for a crafting tool. Guess it takes away the quilt of purchasing some of them. LOL Well, there are so many uses for the Owl Builder Punch that it seems ridiculously worth the price, no matter what you would pay. Luckily it is only $18 on page 167 of the new annual catalog (#118074). Take a look on pinterest and you will see all kinds of animals and shapes created with this punch. One of my favorite and most viewed posts is a card that I used it to make tulips. You can see that one HERE. And now here is another great flower! I couldn't wait to share these with you, so will share an actual project using them later.

Absolutely LOVE these, plus they are quick and easy to create. Here is the great video that I used to create these lovely roses: Owl Builder Roses. A couple of things I did differently, I colored the petals after creating them (less messy) and if you have a slotted quilling tool or a large eye needle, they work better for curling the petals on the center.

If you like flowers even a fraction of how much I love them, I hope you will give these a try. You truly won't be disappointed. Well, off to make some more colors for my stash (like to have extras on hand), so I hope you have a great, crafty day.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Quilted notecards

Here is a great way to use up those bits and pieces of DSP.

The center is a 1 1/2" square and the other pieces are one inch squares cut from one corner to the opposite. I found it easiest to position by placing the corner pieces, then the top two triangles, then the center square. Lie it all out (you might even want to use temporary adhesive), then glue down.

Some of the squares I added a small scallop circle for a little more interest then added "stitch" marks with the white gel pen. I only stitched on the long edge of the corners and around the square, but you can stitch as little or as much as you like and in any color.

These are actually notecards that I am donating to the local nursing home. You could easily make these into greeting cards, too. So pull out your unused DSP and have some fun.

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

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

New Catalog!!!!

The new catalog went live today!!!


There are SO many cool new items in this one! (Am I dating myself????)

Today ONLY, you can also still order from the last two catalogs. As long as the retired items are still in stock, they can be ordered. NOTE: Some of the carry over items are going up in price, so get your order in today for the last chance at the old price.

If you have any questions, just let me know! Or if you are interested in a catalog, drop me a note!

Have a great day and Happy Crafting!!!!