Sunday, August 9, 2015

Masculine CAS: Thank You

An acquaintance cleared up a wasp problem of ours--thank you so much!

I looked around online for sunset color inspiration:

This cover plate die was NOT easy to work with. I had to run it through my Cuttlebug several times with increasing shims in place and still had to use a blade to assist with negative scrap removal...

Thanks for peeking!

{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Smokey Shadow
  • Stamps: A Big Thank You (free, limited edition)
  • Ink: Tim Holtz Ripe Persimmon, Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks (Ranger), Versamark (Tsukineko)
  • Dies: Into the Woods cover plate
  • Other Tools: clear embossing powder (Filigree)

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Welcome Baby

Another card I created at the all-day crop with my mom.

This was the second time I created this particular card due to an adhesive malfunction--too bad I ended up stamping the giraffe crooked! Didn't care enough to try for a third. ;)

All supplies used for this card can be found here.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Pine Bough Christmas Card

This Christmas card uses a unique die set available from Stampin' Up (see here for complete supply list):

Pulling on the left side of the card "opens" the card and flips the centre panel to the back side:

I will most likely write my personal Christmas note on the back. :)

All supplies used for this card can be found here.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Christmas Cards Starting in July

I recently had the opportunity to visit my mom in Victoria, BC. We attended an all day crop at which I finally got around to making some cards!

Me and Mom
 Using my mom's Stampin' Up supplies (see here for a list), I started with the following Christmas card:

I really like the sentiment I used on the interior (you'll see it a few more times!):

It was fun to craft again!!
Thanks for peeking!

All supplies used for this card can be found here.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Happy Happy Happy 6 Birthday

A quick card for a birthday party:

{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Kraft
  • Patterned Paper: Dark Chocolate + unknown
  • Stamps: Happy Day
  • Ink: Dark Chocolate
  • Dies: Tipped Tops, First Place, Make a Wish, Horizontal Gift Card Holder (MFT), Negative Dot Alphabet (MFT)

Thursday, March 26, 2015


I ask, on occasion, the lady who watches my youngest daughter if she wouldn't mind seeing my other two children off to school. She always agrees and never takes payment for it. So I picked up a favorite mascara and sent it off with a thank you card.

The "thanks" die was a "free with $60 purchase" gift from My Favorite Things. So was the stitched speech bubble border die!! Gotta love it!

I even whipped out my hot glue gun for the darn sequins!

{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: white (scrap)
  • Patterned Paper: Blueberry Sky and Enchanted Evening stripes
  • Stamps: Dot Spot
  • Ink: Summer Sunrise, Spiced Marmalade Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Ranger)
  • Dies: Thanks (MFT), Stitched Speech Bubble border (MFT)
  • Accessories:  random sequins, clear bubble

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Birthday Card for Mom

I was so excited to have made my mother a birthday card this year! I sat down and knocked off two birthday cards at once, something that I haven't done in ages!

When I discovered that Lisa Johnson had created a Forget-Me-Not set for My Favorite Things, I had to have it! I specifically had my mother in mind for it, but when I sat down to create, I ended up using it primarily on the inside of the card.

{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Lemon Zest, Summer Sunrise
  • Patterned Paper: Spring Rain
  • Stamps: Around & About Sentiments, 2012 Birthday Tags, Forget Me Not (MFT)
  • Ink: Summer Sunrise, Soft Stone, Blueberry Sky, New Leaf, Enchanted Evening
  • Dies: Sun Ray (MFT), Button Quartet (MFT), Cloud Border (Taylored Expressions)
  • Accessories: Sheer White Polka Dot ribbon

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Happy Birthday

I'm on a papercrafting roll!

My friend's birthday was yesterday, and she loves teals and purples.

It's a little busy, yet fun!

I used the die-cut inside a die-cut-out method. This is my first zipper card and it ripped halfway through before the paper broke off. I'm guess it's due to the lighter weight patterned paper rather than thicker cardstock.

The only stamp on here is the little "Pull Here!"

{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, white
  • Patterned Paper: By the Numbers
  • Stamps: Movers & Shakers Sentiments
  • Ink: Dark Chocolate
  • Dies: Wonderful Words, Wonderful Words: Birthday, Movers & Shakers: Zippers
  • Other Tools: white gel pen

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


I was so tickled when Papertrey came out with the Love You to Pieces collection to create the cutest little 3D puzzle punch-outs! They are somewhat labor-intensive but fun and worth the effort.

Since I wanted to limit the number of these that I had to produce, I made them for my youngest daughter's unusually small class size:  5 girls and 11 boys.

For the girls:

For the boys:

Here are the envelopes I decorated:

Once folded up:

Once it is opened:

Hope the kids had fun with them!

{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Coasters
  • Patterned Paper: Love You to Pieces envelope wraps
  • Stamps: Love You to Pieces: Fox, Love You to Pieces: Airplane, Love You to Pieces Additions
  • Ink: Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burst, Soft Stone, Enchanted Evening, Ocean Tides, Canyon Clay, Terracotta Tile, Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
  • Dies: Love You to Pieces: Fox, Love You to Pieces: Airplane, Envelope Zipper
  • Accessories:
  • Other Tools:

Monday, February 9, 2015

Wedding Invites

I promised myself after this experience that I would never make wedding invitations again. I can't seem to help being sucked in somehow, this time due to the small quantity required and the client's non-pickiness.

Regardless of the 30-count required, I designed the most labor-intensive invitation possible! I'm seriously in love with it, though.

The sleeve is removed to reveal the full bride and groom silhouettes.

The interior was composed of 3 layers, sewn together and patterned paper adhered to camouflage it.

I'm always happy when this type of mass production is over. :)

{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Rustic Cream, Vintage Cream, Classic Kraft
  • Patterned Paper: New Leaf damask
  • Stamps: none!
  • Ink: none!
  • Dies: Bride & Groom Silhouettes, Labels 18 (Spellbinders), Stitched Circles (Lil' Inkers)
  • Other Tools: sewing machine/thread
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