Friday, July 13, 2018

Manly Birthday Card

Hi Everyone,

I made this card for my husband for his birthday. This is another one that I found on You Tube and thought it was the perfect manly card to make for him.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day.

Father's Day Card

Hi Everyone,

I know this is a late post. I haven't had time to blog so I am posting it now. This is a card I made for my husband for Father's Day. I found it on You Tube and thought it was the perfect card to make for him.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Another Easter Basket

This Easter basket was a request from a friend to give to her niece. She wanted a purple basket and a yellow duck. I was so happy to make it for her. I cut the duck from the Cricut cartridge, A Child's Year. So cute. I colored the beak and feet with an orange marker and highlighted the wing with a white gel pen. I added a purple and white twine bow. On the other side, I added a purple flower and a purple bow.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you all have a wonderful, blessed Easter. XO

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Easter Basket

Hi Everyone,

WOW, I can't believe Easter is Sunday already. I just wanted to post this darling basket that I cased from Dawn at Of course I made it my own, but isn't it so cute. I love it and it's easy to make. This one is using a 12" x 12" piece of card stock, there is also a smaller one using a 6" x 6" piece of card stock.

My papers are from Stampin' Up and the bunny was made from punches. I went on You Tube and searched bunny punch art and found this sweet thing. I love it. I filled the basket with colorful pastel shreddy that I bought at The Dollar Tree.

So hop on over to Dawn's site and check out how to make it. I loved making it so much that I'm making another one, but instead of the bunny, I'm going to see what cricut cartridges have a duck. It's for a friend's niece. That should be cute also.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful Easter filled with many blessings and some chocolate. :)

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Front Pleated and Center Explosion Card

Hi Everyone,

I made this card for a friend for her birthday. The front is a pleated technique that I found on You Tube from The card itself, which is the explosion part inside is a technique that I found on Dawn's blog at I love searching for new ideas. This card was easy and fun to make.

The base of the card is using a piece of card stock that measures 5 1/2" x 12". It's scored at 3 1/2", 6" and 8 1/2". You make a pencil mark at 4 1/2" and 7 1/2" on the top and bottom and score an X by connecting them. The left and right sides are valley folds, the middle is a valley fold, and both side of the X are mountain folds. For the pleated part of the card, I used a piece of dsp from Stampin' Up, cut at 3" x 11". Score it at 1 1/2", 2", 3", 3 1/2", 4 1/2", 5", 6", 6 1/2", 7 1/2", 8", 9" and 9 1/2". You make a pencil mark on both sides at 1 1/2", then line up the pencil mark on the track of the paper cutter on an angle and cut down to the 5" score line on one side, turn it to the other side and line up the pencil mark on the track again and cut down to the 6" score line. Then you fold it mountains and valleys to make the pleats. I cut a strip of the same paper but used the other side as a border. I punched out a 2" circle in white, and stamped the sentiment, then punched out a pink starburst and adhered it. I used dimensionals to pop it up.

On the inside, I added white panels measuring 3 3/8" x 5 3/8". The two middle panels measure 3" x 5". You fold the card so that you can adhere the panels on and hand cut the remaining paper off of each side. I just decorated it with different stamps, and paper, colored the cake with markers, then added little embellishments.

I hope you check out both the links and try one for yourself since it is hard to explain without a video. :)

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Tealight Box Card

Hi Everyone,

I hope you enjoyed all of my projects for Valentines Day. I just had to make one more that I found from May May at I had purchased 6 tealights at Michael's for projects in the future and when I came across this card, I just had to share this one. It is so easy to make and so sweet.

Start off with a piece of vellum measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
The base of the card using designer series paper measuring 4 1/4" x 11", score it at 5 1/2". 
Cut 2 pieces of either dsp or card stock at 1/2" x 11", score each piece on the 11" side at 2 3/4", 5 1/2" and 8 1/4".
I used StazOn Ink that I purchased at AC Moore to stamp hearts from I (Heart) Hearts and a greeting from Thankful Life, both from Stampin' Up. I stamped on the vellum, also from Stampin' Up, and used my heat gun to make sure it was dry.

Add adhesive only across the middle from one score line to the other on each strip, and adhere the vellum to it.

Add adhesive only on the four ends of each strip, and adhere it to the base of the card.

Fold the base in half, that will create the box card. Decorate both sides. I used stickers that a friend had given me.

Put the tealight under the box and enjoy. Isn't that so cute, I absolutely love this type of card, even if you didn't have tealights, just having this sit somewhere is sweet enough, not to mention, you can make one for any occasion and really go crazy decorating it.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope to continue to post projects more often.

14 Days of Valentines - Day 14

WOW, I DID IT. I am so proud of myself and so happy that I committed to this challenge of mine. I have been wanting to get back to "really" crafting and scrapping on a regular basis and I thought that this challenge would be the perfect opportunity to get in gear.

I love this die, it's the top note die from Stampin' Up. I cut two of them out and embossed them with the swirls and birds embossing folder.

I tried different bags to fit in between, but nothing was working, so I followed Angie's directions on how to make the box to fit. It is two pieces of white card stock cut at 5" x 5 3/4", score both on only three sides at 1 3/8". Fold all of your score lines, on the first one, cut up on all the score lines, on the second one, cut the right and left tabs off. She has a template that will show you exactly how to do it. You can find the video on You Tube called the Top Note Snowman box.

I used two stamp sets, Labels to Love for the LOVE image and Bird Banter for the parrot and the heart. I colored in the parrot and heart with markers. I used my paper trimmer on the parrot and rounded the edges with a corner rounder. On the image, I used an oval scallop punch. I tied a bow with that cute heart ribbon I purchased at one of the craft stores. I added a couple of enamel dots. The stamp sets, corner rounder, oval punch, markers, and enamel dots are all from Stampin' Up.

So cute.

I hope you enjoyed seeing all of my projects, as much as I enjoyed making them.

Thanks for stopping by and please check back regularly to see other projects.