Saturday, December 29, 2018

Sister Introduced to Paper Crafting

Two Pocket Envelope Card.  Original tutorial found at DSscrapie  The sentiment tag slips into the envelope for presentation.  Gorgeous success, Betsy!  Congrats and welcome to the wonderful world of paper crafting! 

Here my sister is working with my friend Clar to begin to create her card

 Now to planning the embellishments and finishing touches.
She used glitter pens, die cuts, pearls, silk flowers and several stamps 
While she visited, she was introduced to die cutting, stamping embellishing, punch boards, stamping techniques and too much fun!  We had a ball, andher projects were wonderful.

Gina K Wise old Owl, SU embossing folder, and MFT For Owl You Do stampset

Glitter pens, Tulip Embossing folder SU, Gina K Hummingbird Thanks, and Friendship stamp
by Penny Black.

Friday, December 28, 2018

New Year Workshop---AT Stitch N Scrap in Mesquite

Make a post-it cube at Mesquite's newest sewing & crafting store. 

January 15th, at 9:30 AM

  Stitch N Scrap, 355 W. Mesquite Blvd. STE# C-35 Mesquite, NV 89027 in the Brickyard Shopping Center,

 Seating is limited:  You must make reservations IN PERSON at Stitch N Scrap before January 11th.  Possibilities are limitless for design.  Come Join the Fun!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Zig Zag Mini Album

For my Friend, Karen Schulz
Full of pockets and cute tags, and created with papers designed by Karen Schulz in her kits "Sweet Christmas" and "This is Me__December" ,this accordion fold zig zag album follows the tutorial of Kay F.  Accents are mylar, holly leaves, stickles, sequins and bubbles, white "snow", Wink of Stella, glitter pens, ribbons, and a couple of Tags with stamped sentiments on them by Stampin Up, and journaling lines from a stamp by Penny Black--Life's Journals.  The mats are printed on photopaper and edged in gold Delicata Ink.  The mini album is tied with black grosgrain ribbon and the covers are black onyx Stardream metallic papers.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Starry Christmas

Gold  foil cardstock over silver glitter paper, a commercial die cut sentiment topped with Nuvo glimmer pen, holographic lines, and spritzed shimmer blue paper created the front of this card using Penny Black's "Starry" die as the focal point.  Inside stamped sentiment is from Bright and Beautiful (2) by SU stampset.

Nativity Greeting

This frame is cut from sparkling Quartz Metallic white paper ( mounted on Night of Navy cardstock. (Memory Box Nativity  Scene Stitched Frame Die) The sentiment is from "Inside Holiday Greetings" stampset  (SSS) Nuvo drops and Stickles diamond are scattered stars.  Starburst in the die is covered with silver glitter.

Winter Window

This shaker window card has a print of a winter watercolor scene behind a multiple stack of "windows" ( die by Cheery Lynn  "Maker's Movement Window Frame 141 Window A) The inside has "night Owl" (SU) sentiment and diecut "branch" that is part of the tree on the die Thorn Tree-(Hero Arts).  Card is accented with snow writer, glitter, m mylar snowflakes, mica flakes, micro beads. etc.  Season's Greetings--is a sticker.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Christmas Thank you

This card uses the Hinged Thanks Die by Ellen Hutson, and the Tonic Studios Paisley Edge (gift from  Papers are by  SU, and Red glitter line stickers are from Pop Ups Etc.  

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Toyland My Dears

Toyland shared using Snickerdoodle Designs by Karen's graphics from her Holiday Hoopla

Snowflake Window

Top fold with SU Diamond Glitter paper Snowflakes (2) 
cut from Tim Holtz Sizzix Paper Snowflakes Die # 660059

Acetate partition of Hero Arts Dots#5 EF

 Inside  Holiday Swoosh (Papertrey Ink) 
and Inside Holiday Greetings SSS stamped
in Night of Navy blue ink on snowflake digitally stamped 
winter paper created in Photoshop

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Folded Christmas Trees

These cards use SU DP's and stickers. The stamps are SU from Christmas Messages stampset. The swirls in the white card's trees are from the negative space of the Tonic Studios Dot and Drop Paisley Edge. The EF is script Merry Christmas. Directions for these trees folded out of half-circles and DP can be found at Spltcoast Stampers, Beate John's tutorial.  I am honored to have this project chosen in Splitcoast Stampers "Favorites of the Week" (ending Dec 8, 2018)

Friday, December 7, 2018

A Personal Photo Card

The card was created using Snickerdoodle Designs by Karen's Christmas Kit "Sweet Christmas" The sentiment reads "Whatever is beautiful, Whatever is meaningful, Whatever brings you happiness, May it be yours this Holiday Season and throughout the New Year."  The inside is a recent picture of us, worked into one of the frames in the Sweet Christmas Kit.  Note to self:  It's very nice if you save it where you can find it so you don't have to totally recreate the card when you need to print more!  LOL

A Shaker window

O how easy---and HOW MUCH fun to make a Shaker Card that REALLY works perfectly. This one has a pocket for a gift or gift card, or envelope which is on a tag I made that fits inside the shaker pocket.  The die is by Lindsey Serata and is Sizzix Thinlits 661851 (from  The Papers are from my stash except the Pearl cardstock which is one of the Stardream metallics (Amazon). The little foxy Christmas sticker is out of the packaging, but I got them at Michaels.

Thursday, December 6, 2018


The adorable "retro" Reindeer on this card is courtesy of The Graphics  Fairy  The holly background paper is from Snickerdoodle Designs by Karen's Sweet  Christmas kit.  The font is Adine-Kimburg Script. The sentiment reads "Christmas is a special time to say we appreciate YOU.  May you and your family enjoy a safe, warm and blessed  Christmas and a Very Happy New Year"  The reindeer is embellished with wink of stella, nuvo drops, and 3d crystal glaze. The card is created in Photoshop and printed on photo paper.

Monday, December 3, 2018

MB Poinsettia Corners

The Memory Box Plush Poinsettia Corners are the featured artpieces in these three cards.  Three  more are under construction (Red, glitter and white).  I have used the Joy shadowed die from "holiday double cuts" by Papertrey Ink (PTD-0701).  One embossing folder, A Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix EF with Christmas words on it was used in the lower left card.  Sticker sentiment is from Pop-Ups-Etc. Papers are by SU 

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Stickers N Stars

These cards were created following the "Assembly Line" tips from Splitcoast Stamper this week in Lisa Foster's tutorial.  The stickers are ornaments over Navy blue paper.  The sentiment is from SU bright and Beautiful gold embossed.  The star spary is a die called "Starry" by Penny Black from creative Dies.  The inside sentiment is stamped on a  Top Note diecut and is the retired "the gift of peace" by Penny Black (2010).  Gold foil mats the artpiece and the card is Night of navy top fold (SU)

Owlets Study Pals

It is very close to finals week at UCSB, so I sent my DGD some little owl pillow boxes that she can share with some of her sorority sisters after she puts Ghirdelli Squares in them.  Wishing them good luck, and good grades as they bring the Fall Quarter of 2018 to a close.   

They use the retired Lawn Fawn "Give a Hoot" owl dieset which wraps around a 6" long pillow box I made with the Pillow Box punch board by WeR Memory keepers.  I made as many as would fill the flat rate box, and had a wonderful time, putting a little golden key on each owl and adorned them with a glitter holly sticker.

And here they are all put together ready to give to her Kappa Sisters this final day of "dead week"   Finals next week. Good Luck Kappas.  NAIL EM!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Apron Box---Recipe Card Holder

I  made this Apron Box with the Sizzix Bigz Apron die by Lori Whitlock.  The box is made of heavyweight Neenah cardstock with paper printed in Photoshop. The designer paper is by Snickerdoodle Designs by Karen's retired kit Ginger Magic, and is printed on photo paper.  The wooden buttons are from my stash. When I make this apron's pocket, I raise it on foam tape and use it as a recipe card holder.  You can fold in the edges of the pocket and add embellishments like a spoon, cookies and other cooking designs found in "Ginger Magic"  Also in the apron together with a dozen holiday recipes,  is a knitted dish cloth knitted with cotton yarn.  These are wonderful for Kitchen areas--long outlast a sponge and never stink, and can be thrown in the washer anytime you want to freshen it.  Pattern's available here.  See other design ideas here where I used tiny clothes pins as recipe card holders instead ribbon straps (that you can hang these with).

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Top Note Snowmen Money Holders

These little money/gift card holders are created with the Top Note  Bigz die.   Some of the hats are embossed with a light basketweave texture. Sentiments (all from Su holiday stampsets)  are punched with SU Punches (large oval and Everyday Label Punch.  

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Happy 83rd Birthday

I made this twistup popup card with a gift card pocket for my DH's 83rd Birthday.  The stamps are little birthday mice by Penny Black.  The papers are from Snickerdoodle Designs by Karen's November "This is Me" kit.  the sentiment stamp is by Stampin up and embossed Birthday sentiment is Lawn Fawn's Scripty Sayings.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Zig Zag Photo Album

Our November, 2018 Make it and Take it Workshop was led by Clareene Forbes and featured Zig Zag mini photo albums with a Holiday Theme.  The project was inspired by Kay F

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Ready---Set---not quite GO

For the Sun City Resident Craft Fair--November 1

These are owl clips under construction, created from Jolee's little owl stickers

These are some of SEVERAL varieties of Post It Note specials I've made for the Fair.

And, of course, my focal offering----hundreds of greeting cards waiting to be hung on their display racks for the Fair.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Papers N Pixels---Double Pocket Fancy Fold Cards

Front Pocket---sentiment:  Happiness is the Seed
Sharing Happiness is the Flower

Back pocket. Thank you card inserted
Sentiment:  Happiness is a direction--not a place!

Today the Papers N Pixels Club created fancy-fold two pocket square cards and envelopes.Instructor was Clareene Forbes, Club President.  Layout design from Karen  Schulz "This is me October" kit from Snickerdoodle Designs by Karen.  Papers for the project are Graphic 45 and other. Sentiments created in Photoshop, and scalloped square dies and leaf flourish die cuts, punched flowers, and some bubble and sparkle embellishments completed the cards.


Thursday, October 11, 2018

Punch Board Gift Card Holders

These Gift Card Holders with doublepockets inside (one for gift card and one for a note or note card) are created with We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punchboard out of 8x8 paper  (Que Sera Sera by K&Co).   Some are closed with magnets (the Hope you feel special today), but most just close nicely with sharp scored paper folds.  The Just Keep Swimming stamp is from Hero Arts-- Layered fish, and the oragami fish fold pattern may be found HERE  Wiggly eyes and eylashes (flower center punch) are from my stash.  See also the landscape orientstion gift card holder Puppy Sprite

Puppy Sprite--Aurora Wings

This is a Birthday Gift Card Holder created with K&Company  Que Sera Sera 8x8 paper, and made with a We R. Memory Keeper's Envelope Punchboard.  This Puppy Sprite was a Gift with Purchase from Mitzi Sato-Wiuff, Aurora Wings.    It is not for sale.  The birthday tag is made in Photoshop.  The artpiece is colored with prismacolor pencils. The inside double envelope allows space for a giftcard and a little note.  

Halloween Treat Box

This adorable treat box with stand is created using Graphic 45 Halloween Wonderland papers, and follows the treat box tutorial by Ginger Ropp of My Sister's Scrapper. This was So much fun to make The treat in this (generous size box) holds two Snack Bars.  I think it would be perfect for Halloween wrapped microwave Popcorn bags too.  Below shows detail of the art piece on the front of the treat box.

The Treat box sits on a little pedestal.  This is made by layering chipboard between matching cardstock and decorating it.  The feet on my little pedestal tray are created by melting pony beads and gluing them on.