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.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

14 Days of Valentines - Day 13

Oh my goodness, this project is so darn cute. Head on over to May May's blog at to check out these adorable treat holders. I couldn't resist making this one because a co-worker's granddaughter loves unicorns and this was perfect to make for her.

A mini candy bar fits perfectly, unfortunately I only had breakfast bars, which are a little thick, that's why it looks a little pushed out, lol, but it worked to give you the idea. Isn't this so sweet? May May also made a dog, a cat, a frog, a mouse and a fox. They are so darling. I ran a piece of pink glitter paper through a paper crimper, cut it into a triangle for the horn, punched out two branches, two black circles for ears, and cute flowers and added pearls to each center. I drew on the eyes and nose, added some rosy cheeks and white accents with a white pen and pink stitching. Cut out a banner and stamped a sentiment. Who would think that you can create the most darling of projects with paper and a few embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, February 12, 2018

14 Days of Valentines - Day 12

Hi Everyone,

Today's project is this pretty card that I cased over at Angie's blog. I put my own spin on mine to make it a little different.

The base of the card is white card stock, sized at 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", and scored at 4 1/4" I added a layer from the Recollections Valentine paper stack, sized at 5 1/4" x 4". I put a silver doily on top and used a heart die to cut it out.

The inside is stamped with a heart stamp that says friend, which is from the I (Heart) Hearts stamp set from Stampin' Up.

I popped up the heart with dimensionals. Such a pretty card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

14 Days of Valentines - Day 11

Here is another Valentines Day card for you. I love pink and brown together. I also love light blue and brown together. I think they are so pretty.

This card was made with a 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of brown card stock, scored at 4 1/4". The pink layer is 5 1/4" x 4". I used the heart embossing folder. I adhered a doily to the center. I used the starburst punch for the brown layer and the 2" circle punch, for the pink layer. I stamped that darling heart on the pink circle in brown ink, I adhered the pink layer to the brown layer, then used dimensionals to pop it up on the card. I added a couple of glitter enamel dots. The punches, doily, stamp, and enamel dots are all from Stampin' Up.

Simple, but pretty.

Thank you for stopping by.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

14 Days of Valentines - Day 10

Good Morning,

Wow I haven't used my cricut in some time, so I decided to use it to make this darling card, that I love from the Cricut Sampler cartridge. It's so darn cute.

I used the sizes in the book because it's a great size, but, you could make it bigger or smaller. It cuts out the card and envelope also, so that is a plus. The card and envelope are cut out at 4", the dog and cat at 2 1/2", the I miss you at 1 1/2", the big heart at 3 1/2 " and the small heart for the envelope at 1 1/2". I used tan, brown and pink card stock. I inked the card, the dog and cat and the hearts with brown ink.

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