Monday, December 30, 2019

50th Birthday Digi Card

I created this sort of digital card with a kit by

The Happy Birthday text was from
Design Bundles.

The 50 is a text layer using Impact font,
 beveled, color matched to the ribbon.

Farmhouse Country font was used on the tag.

Thanks for looking =) 

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Glittery Stenciled Snowflakes Card

I received this lovely card from a blog friend. 
See how she made it here

The photo doesn't do it justice,
it is so shimmery in real life
and the snowflakes have a dimension to them.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Shimmery Deer Christmas Card

I received this lovely card from a long time "pen pal". 

The photo doesn't do it justice,
it is so shimmery in real life.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Diecut Poinsettia

This is a poinsettia cut file from the 
Brother Canvas Workspace
that I used in the new to me
but previously owned 
Design N Cut machine
I found at a yard sale.

This is the second thing I cut with it,
the first being the "crackers" 
that I shared previously. 

I lightly brushed gold acrylic
craft paint along the edges of the 
red petals. I lightly water colored
a slightly darker shade of green
on the green petals and added
red glitter to the "dots" on the swirls.

All of the petals were slightly curved.

I used this as a gift topper
rather than a bow for Christmas.

Thanks for looking,
Happy New Year a bit early ! 

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Christmas Crackers

Here are a couple of Christmas "crackers" I made with my
new to me but used Design N Cut machine.
I found it at a yardsale and bought it for my daughter
who was wanting a Cricut Explore Air.
I hoped this would work for her, but she said it
wouldn't so there it sat in a box -
until this past week.

There is a learning curve for sure,
but it is a pretty neat machine.
I may find some projects to make with it ;)

The name tags on the top were created with
paper punches my mom bought for me.

They had cash rolled up in them.

The "cracker" pattern came from Brother Canvas Workspace.

Thanks for looking, 
I hope you had a Merry Christmas !

Happy New Year !

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas

Cozy Christmas kit by Connie Prince Designs
Word art from Design Bundles

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Create Sign

This is a last minute gift I made,
a simpler version than the one

I think it's too "busy" though.
Maybe if I would have painted the letters white?

It's actually temporary in that
none of the letters are permanently 
glued in place, nor is the fabric background.
I'm giving the recipient the option 
of changing it out if she doesn't care for it.

Her craft room has pale yellow walls,
thus the yellow accent pieces on the chipboard letters.

Thanks for looking ,
Merry Christmas ! 

Sunday, December 22, 2019


I was tickled to receive an "early Christmas gift" of sorts 
via email on the 20th: I am going to be a guest designer for 
I am excited to get to work with her fun kits next October :) 

I do own a few of her kits already ,
so over the course of the coming year
you may see some digital projects that
I have made with them.

Happy Holidays !

(above announcement was made with a journal card from
 Cozy Christmas)

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Krafty Snowman Tag

Today's share is perfect for the 
First Day of Winter.

This little snowman is nearly 
buried under a blizzard of snowflakes ! 
Sometimes it's tough to know when to
call it quits on adding more and more
things to our projects ;) 

It kind of reminds me of all of the 
HUGE snowflakes
that were falling here earlier in the week
when we had a significant snow event.
It sure was pretty,
but caused many problems.
An early White Christmas for us
that will be gone by Christmas
when will see temperatures near 60 degrees.
That is not normal for us here 
this time of year. Crazy. 

All supplies used were from Stampin' Up!,
(except the snowflake print ribbon)
all of which are now retired.

The embossed background has white craft ink
sponged over it.

The snowman image was water colored with
inks from my ink pads and an aquapainter.

Happy Holidays ! 

Friday, December 20, 2019

Fun Fold Tripanel Card

I've had a sketch with dimensions for this type of card
sitting on my desk for some time now.
Seeing the sweet scrappy Christmas cards my 
blog friend Margaret has been sharing recently
prodded me into finally making one of these cards.

I don't need more Christmas cards this year,
but I wanted to make one of these new to me
 fun fold cards. So I now have another card
put back for next year -
and want to make more of these cards!

I had to cut into new sheets of 
designer paper to create this card.
I have scraps, but nothing 
nearly as pretty or that coordinates well. 
This paper is from Stampin' Up!
so it matched my card stock and inks
(also SU!) almost perfectly. 

I used Cranberry Crisp and Gumball Green.
I thought the green matched better when I was
making the card, but in the bright sunlit room
taking photos I saw that it did not,
Same with the ribbon  :( 

The die cut MERRY is from a die set I bought
from Michael's/Recollections a couple of years ago.

Christmas is from Everyday Flexible Phrases (SU!).

Circle Dies

The organdy ribbon and metal star brad
were in my stash, unknown. 

Here are a few more photos:

Flat for mailing

Trying to show how it will open.
Mine slides open with no problem.
Depending on the size and placement
of your center sentiment panel,
you may have to slightly twist
the long decor paper panels to open it.

This is it all the way open, face down,
showing how it looks with the 
alternating panels. 

I don't know the exact name of this type of card 
or where I saw the tutorial so I could link in case you are interested.

Here are the dimensions:

Card base: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of card stock  .
Score it at 2 1/8″ from each end along the 8 1/2″ side.
Fold the ends in to create a 4 1/4" wide x 5 1/2" tall card. 

Card stock panels are 1 5/8″ x 4″.

Designer paper panels are 1 3/8″ x 3 3/4″.

The top and bottom panels are attached to the right side.
 The middle panel is attached to the left side.

Thanks for looking 
Happy Holidays =) 

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Teeny Paper Punches Card

 I put some teeny tiny paper punches to
use to make this card.

I also used a very small frame embossing folder
that I have never used before.

Scallop square paper punch,
bakers twine, tiny stamped greeting and 
a polka dot Texturz plate background
finish off this card.

Thanks for looking 
Happy Holidays =) 

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Ornament Card

This color combo is so not my norm!
I was inspired by a decor piece that I saw
briefly in the background of a scene in a
Hallmark movie. Seriously.

The die is a Mika Ornament.
I cut it from Stampin' Up! glitter paper.
I hand cut the Lemon Lime Twist background piece.
I brushed Crystal Effects over it to 
make it glossy and to adhere the die cut.

A few rhinestones were added to
circular parts of the die cut.

I had this scrap of thin satin ribbon in
my crafts stash for years. 
It matched the lime card stock almost perfectly.

I also added silver edged white organdy ribbon.

The top layer was run through the Subtle embossing
folder from Stampin' Up! to give it texture
and then die cut with a stitched rectangle die.

It's backed with super shiny silver card stock
then layered onto more Pool Party card stock.

This was a time consuming card for me to make,
but I'm happy with the outcome. 

Thanks for looking 
Happy Holidays =) 

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Angelic Joy Card

I stamped then water colored this angel image from Stampin' Up!

The embossing folder is 3D Botanical by Tim Holtz/Sizzix.

Scalloped edge border punch and satin ribbon finish it off.

Thanks for looking 
Happy Holidays =)

Monday, December 16, 2019

Merriest of Christmases Card

This was a pretty easy card to make. 
The most difficult part was using markers on the Santa image to make it two colors.

Stamp image  from Stampin' Up!

Buffalo plaid paper is actually gift wrap

baker's twine

Thanks for looking 
Happy Holidays =)

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Wooden Snowflake Card

I really like how this turned out!

The design of this card was inspired by the packaging that the stamp set
was in. It had been part of a Paper Pumpkin kit. I picked up the 
stamp set alone at a yard sale last fall for a couple of dollars.

I sponged white craft ink over the snowflake embossed Kraft background.
Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Wooden snowflake from Stampin' Up!

Snowflake border punch, unknown

Thanks for looking
Happy Holidays =)

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Stained Glass Partridge Card

Don't look too closely at this experiment that was a fail:
I tried to add clear embossing powder over a previously embossed
and colored stained glass image.
The black bled into the clear. 
The thought of the black remelting then running
into the clear never crossed my mind. Argh!

old image from Stampin' Up!

Cuttlebug embossing folder

satin ribbon

Thanks for looking
Happy Holidays  =) 

Friday, December 13, 2019

Pickup and Plaid Card

This card was made to somewhat resemble my husbands truck 
for him to send a car buddy.

I used Loads of Love and Happy Winter stamp sets
from Stampin' Up!

Thanks for looking =) 

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Paper Mesh Holiday Card

                                             I've never used "mesh" on a project before.

There was a little bag of "mesh" scraps in a freebie box of goodies
I received from a yard sale last fall. 
This is thin paper with lots of tiny holes in it.

I added a simple stamped tag for a quick card to send out.

Thanks for looking =) 

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Simple Snowflake Greetings

A fairly fast holiday card.
Cuttlebug folder embossed background
Stamped and border punched tag

Thanks for looking =)

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Wondrous Wreath Door

Last fall I found this stamp set with matching dies
at a yard sale, lucky me ! 
I found out afterwards that it was made by
Stampin' Up! and that the word dies were missing.
Oh well, it's still useful. 

Although I previously posted fall cards made with this set,
this was the first card that I made with it.
I wanted to try to recreate the look of 
the country wreaths I'm seeing all over,
with the big buffalo check bows.
I will say, this was a time consuming card, 
requiring nimble fingers and patience. 

This is a 5" x 7"card. 

These two photos are trying to show 
the wee little cotton pods I made. 
The flower die from this set was used to cut out brown 
card stock that I curled to create the pods. I glued
teeny bits of cotton facial puffs inside of them. 

I also used dies from the Wonderful Florals (Early Espresso stems)
and Rose Trellis (Old Olive leaves) die sets by Stampin' Up!

The ribbon is 1/4" black and white gingham by Offray. 

My door knob was made with a chocolate
5/16" brad and a little piece of card stock.
A fine line marker was used to draw on the key hole. 

The wreath itself was stamped with
Crumb Cake ink for the largest leafy portion.
Baked Brown Sugar was used for the accents. 
It's stamped on Whisper White card stock.

The door panels are cut from separate pieces of 
Cherry Cobbler card stock. I used a pen to
draw on lines then sponged ink around
 the edges to try to create the illusion of
raised door panels. Cherry Cobbler ink 
and pen were used. 

This was a time consuming card to make,
but my Mom is worth it =) 

Thanks for looking and Happy Holidays ! 

Monday, December 9, 2019

Pine Bow and Buffalo Plaid Cards

I made ten of these cards, with slightly different die cut pine cones.

The background paper is actually gift wrap.

All die cuts and card stocks came from Stampin' Up!

The Rubber stamp image is unknown.

A simple grosgrain ribbon bow is hot glued on
to finish it off.

Thanks for looking 
Happy Holidays  =) 

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Buffalo Plaid & Snowflake Cards

Two versions of a similar card.

The background paper is actually giftwrap.

The large white die cut snowflake die
came from Stampin' Up! I added the small
holes at the end with a hand held paper punch.

Bits of craft canvas ribbon, grosgrain ribbons, 
bakers twine, a paper punched button,
paper punched pine tree and
 heat embossed images finish them off.
I made several of these cards.

Thanks for looking =) 

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Bermuda Snowflakes

This card was inspired by the little tag kit I found at a yard sale
earlier this year. Just these little kraft tags with white banners,
striped washi tape and twine. I added my own die cut words.

The background was the most time consuming  ! 
The snowflake images are unknown,
they were a clear set with coordinating dies
that I found at a yard sale. Bold flakes were
stamped with Versamark ink onto white glossy card stock.
I then brayered Bermuda Bay ink over the top.
Smaller snowflakes were stamped with the Bermuda ink
and larger flakes were stamped with either :
- White Craft ink (doesn't dry on glossy unless heat embossed
and didn't really show up well, just a faint flat white)
- White Stazon ink (looked cream colored and 
also didn't show up as well as I had hoped)
- Versamark with white embossing powder
(showed up the best, but was soooo messy)

The first card  I made with a white card base,
then I made several with Kraft bases.

Thanks for looking =) 

Surprise! A "ladybug" was in my packet of die cut words ! 

Friday, December 6, 2019

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Sympathy Cards

I was in need of more Sympathy cards,
so I created a few last month.
I'm just now getting around to sharing them.
I'll post one a day over the next few days.

These two cards were made with old card kits and 
other newer supplies from Stampin' Up!

Thanks for looking .