Saturday, March 30, 2019

Sentimental Iris Birthday

This tri-fold window card is created with embossed stamping from Sentimental Iris Memory Box stampset.  The artpiece is painted (and masked and spattered) with with Yasutomo and Kuretak metallic shimmer watercolor paints. The card design was inspired by Jennifer McGuire's tutorial for Window Surprise Cards.  The acetate backed window was cut using Spellbinders S5090 die Romantic Rectangles. 

Friday, March 29, 2019

Pop Up Tray Surprise Box

The surprise bunny that pops out when the box is opened

I made a couple of slide tray pop up surprise boxes for Easter little gifts.  The popup tray is inspired by Mixed Up Craft's tutorial.  The boxes are made with whisper white cardstock (SU) which is a little too lightweight.  (Prefer Neenah Solar  White 120#) The designer paper is from the gorgeous "Flutter" collection by Graphic 45.  The Filigree Bunny is a Simon Says Stamp die is backed with pink SU paper.  The grasses the bunny is sitting in are diecut from Hero Arts Thorntree and Grasses Dieset. The embossed sentiment is from LF Scripty Sayings, and is embossed one in pearl and the other in white EP.  The pop up medallion bunny is from my stash, as well as the Happy Easter sentiment that is inside the box tray.  I have a little exchange gift that will be part of a Red Hat event coming up, and I have packaged the tray inside a bunny pouch that is also from my stash, and I don't know who the designer is for that.  The large pouch box is printed on photopaper, with the gift tray wrapped in tissue edged with chive cutting kitchen scissors.The gift tray is about 7 inches long

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Who ME?

Mini Pocket Page Matchbook Album

One fold open 

 All Three folds Open

All inside pages and pockets

This little album is inspired by Kathy Orta in her video tutorial for a Mini Pocket Page Album There are dozens of places to put little photos or journaling cards, as the matchbook expands. They are blank in this example so that my DIL can fill them as she wishes.  The little matchbook is held closed with a magnet. The edge of the top flap is punch cut with a Martha Stewart Edge Punch. I have also used the Bellen Corner (MBO) and Penny Black's journaling lines from "life's Journals" stampset. Flowers are punched from the DP which is from a collection by SU. Pearls, nuvo clear drops and a tag punch set the basics for this delightful and fun project. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019


This sympathy card is created with vellum over acrylic, colored with Distress Markers and Wink of Stella from SU in "graceful glass" paper pack.  The butterflies are cut from glimmer paper from Memory Box Butterfly Branch dieset.  The front sympathy message is from Altenew "Wings of Hope" stampset.  It is Washington Irving's quotation:  "There is a sacredness in tears; they are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues.  They are messengers of overwheming grief and unspeakable love."  With sincerest sympathy, Kathy and Al in the loss of your beloved granddaughter Cassie.  May you find strength in the love of family and the warm embrace of friends.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019


Simon Says Stamp Filigree Bunny Die outlined with glitter pen is the artpiece on this white and Night of Navy (SU)  Easter Card.  The bunny is placed over an intense alcohol ink paper and touched with Nuvo Shimmer pen.  The pearls are on top of an organza satin edged ribbon.  The sentiment is from Scripty Sayings Celebrate stampset by Lawn Fawn (the ribbon IS straight, just didn't photograph that way!)

This is a Window Surprise Card, inspired by Jennifer McGuire
It is created with the Simon Says Stamp Filigree Bunny, (brushed with shimmer pen and edged with Blushing Bride Ink. (SU) and with Memory Box Fairytale Flower Border Die. The Easter Greeting is from SU Delightful Dozen Stampset, and the inside sentiment stamp is by Penny Black in Happy Thoughts. The paper is white neenah and SU Blushing Bride. All accented with Nuvo shimmer pen and pearls.  The holographic glitter lines are stickers from Pop Ups Etc.  See also Easter

Card with a surprise box inside

Created with the Graphic 45 Collection "Flutter" (2019) This card contains a box with a window-lid for treats.  The window is cut with Spellbinder's Labels 18. The solid cardstock base is Neenah Solar White 120# and matting is SU Watermelon Wonder.  The Fairies are diecut from Memory Box Fairy die collection. The leaves are diecut from a CheeryLynn die. Corner punch is by Fiskars. Fairies and Butterflies are brushed with Nuvo shimmer pen and the bees are coated with 3d Crystal Glaze

The design was inspired by Mybutterflykisses tutorial (2013), but I have cut the length of the card down one inch.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Inside Surprise Spinner Card

Inspired by Jennifer McGuire, this spinner surprise Thank You card is created with the lovely Hero Arts Garden Fancy Die, with a butterfly from the Memory Box Butterfly Stem die, with the IO Thank you script die and stamps from Just Rite Grand Sentiments Stampset CR 03885)  Paper is heavyweight Neenah white cardstock, diamond glitter paper and SU Rich Razzleberry. The butterfly is suspended on transparent nylon thread and spins when the card is opened or moved.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Get Well Pop Box Card

This pop-open box card was created with the beautiful papers and elements found in Graphic 45 paper's collector kit "Flutter."  As the card is opened the box falls open to reveal the flower burst inside.  There is room on the back panel for a personal sentiment.  The embossed sentiment is from the Memory Box Stampset Irises.  This was the featured project at our Papers N Pixels Club meeting today in Sun City.  The pop-open box card was inspired by Meg Loven in a tutorial she did in 2017 on Utube

Tuesday, March 19, 2019


This Feel Better top fold get well card is created with the Lawn Fawn Picture  Changer dies and add ons.  The stamps are Scripty Sayings "Get Well Soon" (Lawn Fawn) and SU Feel better from Sassy Salutations. The inside sentiment, rainbow, and rainclouds are from the Lawn Fawn Before and After collection designed to compliment these interactive dies.  The card base is embossed with Taylored Expressions "Weathered' EF Glitter pens and distress inks used for the art pieces. These are SO much fun to make.  See some others here.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Hummingbird Reveal Wheel Birthday

Reveal Wheel Birthday Card (Hero Arts) is created with Hummingbird Thank you  (Pretty Pink Posh)  painted with Kuritake watercolors. Wishes in the reveal windows are Happy Birthday,
All the Best, Many Wishes and Enjoy your day (stamps by Hero Arts)
Thinking of you Sentiment is from SU Sassy Salutations, and DP is by SU

Friday, March 15, 2019

Crazy Dog Reveal Wheel

This Reveal Wheel Card (Hero Arts dieset) was created with Tim Holtz Crazy Dog stamped in Amalgum black ink, and watercolored.  He is accented with Yasutomo shimmer paint, a dollop of Aileen's Glitter Snow frosting on his nose, and enamel dots on his eyes and tags.  I created the sentiments on the Reveal Wheel to turn as you read  "What Cake"   "Happy Birthday-brown"  "To Mark -black" and "Best Wishes gold"  I made templates from the Hero Arts stencils for the reveal wheel, and on this one colored each sentiment differently in Photoshop.  The font is Shaka Pow Upright.  The cupcake is made with a (very, very old) Fiskars punch and topped with Glitter Snow for frosting and a cherry on top with a red enamel dot.  The DP is from a SU 6x6 designer paper pack, and each ribbon is accented with wink of stella and matching glitter pen. Card base is Tempting Turquoise by SU  

Monday, March 11, 2019

Reveal Wheel St. Patricks Day

This card is created with Hero Arts Reveal Wheel dies.  It is created for the Aurora Wings #75 Challenge and uses Mitzi's adorable Leprechaun.  The textured ink background is created in rainbow distress oxide ink that was lightly brushed on with a soft stenciling brush then spritzed lightly with Shimmer mist   The leprechaun is worked in prismacolor pencils and uses Nuvo Gold Shimmer paste on the Leprechaun's pot.  He is also accented with wink of Stella and glitter pens for the coins and four leaf clover.  The reveal wheel turns in the rainbot to reveal sentiments  Good Luck -- All the Best --Love-- and Many Wishes (from a Fiskars and a Hero Arts sentiment stampset.  The Happy St Patrick's Day sentiment is from Scripty Sayings Celebrate stamp set by Lawn Fawn.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Picture Changer---Lawn Fawn

This adorable card is made with Lawn Fawn's new Picture Changer Die, and a graphic created by Trina Clark Walker in the RETIRED Turtles Rock set.  The Inside Sentiment says "Turtles Rock"and "Embrace The Shell in Which You Dwell"

Be careful with this die---that you have the image you want on top to be cut with the LONG die, and the revealed image on the shorter piece.

The card below was cut wrong and rescued by positioning.  It is done with SU DP, and Melon Mambo paper. Double Popped up art piece only, not mounted or framed.  You just push the tab instead of pulling it.  Stamp on tab is from Push by Lawn Fawn 

Stamp from Girlfriends (AI), and Lawn Fawn Birthday gift, DP by SU
Gift card envelope made with W R Memory Keepers Envelope Punchboard

Wednesday, March 6, 2019


This is the Wildflower Corner by Memory Box Die which has been embossed onto coldpress watercolor paper.  I am working with the DEbossed side as I painted with Marvy Watercolor Pens, Aquacolor pencils, Watercolor Crayons and Daniel Smith watercolors.  I used waterbrushes to pick up the various colors, or to apply water to flood the crayon or pencil watercolor products.  The design is accented with Prismacolor Pencils, Enamel Dots, White Posca Pen, Wink of Stella--clear and with stickers from Pop Up Etc and a pale yellow organza ribbon on a Watermelon Wonder (SU) cardstock.  I followed the instructions for the design presented by Dina Kowal at Splitcoast Stampers.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Happy St Patrick's Day

Created for Aurora Wings Challenge #75.  This little Leprechaun sprite
is colored in prismacolor pencils, and with glitter pens.  The Rainbow and stars falling out of the cloud are a stamp from SSS in Celebrate Birthdays (gift with purchase stamp) The Window Frames Die set for the shaker window is by Pretty Pink Posh and sequins, stars and beads are from my shaker findings.  The rainbow is all done with wink of stella, Nuvo glitter pen, and glitter pens.