Saturday, March 21, 2020

A Mix of Cards Made Recently

Ok, I am trying something new...creating a blog post from an ipad. I much prefer typing with a real keyboard since I am a touch typist, not a hunter and a pecker! I also love my mouse.

Well, it was a partial fail and now I am on the computer again. Even though I was on my paper craft blog, this posted on my stitching blog. So I had to go to the computer and fix it.

Arizona card using a Saguaro embossing folder, Stampin’ UP! Old Olive, black and a section of 12x12” sheet with Arizona motifs that i got at my local Paper Craft Store. 


 I made this card for a friend’s dad whose birthday is March 17. Colors are  Stampin’ UP! Call Me Clover, Pumpkin Pie and white. Swiss dots embossing folder and Wavy Sayings and die from Lawn Fawn.

My Paper Crafts Club had a class on Quilling and this was the card we made. I really enjoyed it and plan to do more.

Well that is all for now.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Baby Boy Cards

We have a new addition to the family and my hubby and I are a grand Aunt and Uncle!! We are happy too.

I made a onesie card for the parents:

I made this dresser card for grandma:

That is all for now.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Inaugural Card Class

I am going to try giving a card class!

I have done parties/workshops before, but not a class. Here is my game plan:

All of my events include at least one fun fold. This class will feature a Fall themed window sliding card.

Cost is $20 for four (4) cards, or FREE with a minimum order of $20
You will receive complete kits and instructions to make the following 4 cards:

 Because the focus in on the window sliding card, more time will be given to making this card, but since there are four cards, I plan to do the class like the shops and most of the work will be done in advance. Space is also limited, so I am encouraging folks to sign up in advance to save a seat. I also have a nice group of friends who are willing to be helpers - and I help them when they need it. 

I am still working on a date, but hope to hold the class sometime between October 15 and October 29.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

New Toy!

I used some rewards points and got a Brother Scan n Cut DX!!

I tried it out today and made this simple card. I had to scale down the size of the paw and for the word woof!  I learned how to change the card stock to be cut size, since I was using a scrap.

So far so good!

Monday, May 27, 2019

Catalog Launch Party Prep

I have a local Catalog Launch party planned for June 6. 

Stampin' UP! has a new catalog going live June 4 and I will now temp you with the front cover and some miscellaneous goodies!

The 5 color strips of cardstock are the new 2019-2021 InColors and I LOVE them! From left to right we have Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray, Terracotta Tile, Purple Posy & Rococo Rose.

A small sample of some pretty ribbon and these cards (from left to right) were made using the Come Sail Away Suite, the It Starts With Art Bundle & the Floral Essence Bundle. The flowers on the card on the right are made from the new and very pretty Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock (comes with three colors in the pack).

The card below uses the Free As A Bird stamp with Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper and new scalloped lace trim.

That about covers it for now!!

I will be busy the next few weeks in preparation for the party, but will post party cards, etc. after June 6.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Happy Tails Card

I have gotten a little behind, but here is a card a taught at a party fairly recently. Everyone LOVES dogs!! It is a gate fold card with a front flap. Very simple and fun card with few materials needed.

Materials Used

Poppy Parade Cardstock A2 base and 4"x 2 1/2"
Crumb Cake Cardstock 3 3/4"x 2 1/4" & 2 pieces cut at 1 7/8" x 5 1/4"
Whisper White 3 1/4" x 4" & 5 1/4" x 4"

Poppy Parade, Memento Tuxedo Black & Crumb Cake Inks

Happy Tails Stamp set and Dog Builder Punch

Stamparatus is perfect to get those dots in the right place!
     Important tip, do not use black for the three bigger spots or it will hide the dog's eye!

and the GREAT NEWS  this time of year is 
that all the items used will carry over into the new catalog that comes out June 4!

Product List

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Double Diagonal Birthday Card



  • Cut each 4 1/4" x 11" card base on one side from the score line to the corner
  • Cut cup lid and sleeve from the Mossy Meadow triangle
  • Cut the Cup from the Scarp of Whisper White
  • Using the oval from the Coffee Cups Framelits cut a half oval from one long side of the 2" x 4" white piece
  • Cut the DSP from corner to corner: Place it face up on the cutter with the small side to the top. Then turn it to the left and cut from corner to corner to cut in half diagonally. 
  • Cut out Happy Birthday from the Pumpkin Pie. Brush with Wink of Stella and allow to dry.
  • Using the coffee beans from the stamp set and Crumb Cake Ink, randomly stamp one of the larger white pieces and the 2"x 4" white piece.
  • Cut the other large white piece in half diagonally

Now you are now ready to assemble the card:
  • Glue the 4 ½” x 11” pieces together so that the diagonals fold in front along on the bottom.
  • Attach diagonal DSP pieces to the front and the diagonal white pieces to the inside.
  • Attach large white stamped piece to the inside
  • Glue the three uncut sides of the 2”x 4” piece to the center bottom of the inside. This will hold the gift card so use a thin line of glue near the edges.

  • Attach cup top and sleeve to the cup
  • Attach cup to right diagonal flap, centering it on the card making sure to only glue on the right flap
  • Glue Happy Birthday over the cup, centering it an again making sure to only glue on the right diagonal flap

Congratulations, you made a card!!