Category Archives: Craft projects

So what do I do with the cards I make?

So many times I’m asked what do I do with all the cards I make, today I will share one of those with you. I like to use them for gift baskets for events.  I’m a member of the North Hills High School class of 1976, each month a group gathers for dinner where you get to meet both new and old friends. Each month we take photo, the June… Read More »

Wood Textures Suite = cute crate & note cards

Happy Saturday, it’s going to be a hot one here in Pittsburgh, the perfect pool day. I’ll be spending some time in the pool and going to a picnic, what about you, what are you doing today? Today I am featuring items from the Wood Textures Suite – the Wood Words Bundle & Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack. The stamp and die in this bundle combine to create darling… Read More »

Mini Treat Bag perfect for a gift card or even a cookie!

Hope you all had a nice weekend, what started out to be a weekend with rain in the forecast turned out to be rather nice with sun peeking out every once in a while and only rain late at night. Thought I would create something a little different today, a mini-treat bag.  While the paper I used in sold out, any designer series paper would work and it’s the perfect… Read More »

Shari & Dave’s Wedding

Last weekend my cousin Shari married Dave, her partner of over 20 years. Today I thought I would share with you the wedding card I made for them as well as my gift to them, thank you cards. Shari & Dave’s daughter Kenzi, along with sisters Erika and Jessie were in the wedding along with their brother Josh and Shari’s brother Jerry. Fun time was had by everyone at this non-traditional wedding. The… Read More »

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, perfect way to start an early weekend (I’m on vacation today).  I’ll be making my famous Pistachio Bundt cake (which is green inside thanks to the pudding and green food coloring) to take to the party we are going to this evening.  The party has become a tradition since we meet the Gilliland’s. Each year I take a hand made card to the hosts and they… Read More »

April 2017 Paper Pumpkin including free gift

Stampin’ Up! turned creative control of the April Paper Pumpkin kit over to CEO, Sara Douglass, and the end result is stunning! Her style is, “bold, vibrant, and artistic—with a little bit of sass,” which is exactly how she described the kit. Sara designed this kit so you can discover creativity through the eyes of our CEO while having an experience that is uniquely YOU! Embrace your inner artist and skip to the… Read More »

If you need packaging for a card and gift, look no further

Hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday and was able to spend time with family and friends. We had a nice time on both Christmas eve and Christmas Day with family. On Christmas Eve we do a Gift Grab Bag, this year I did a handmade card sampler as my gift.  As a special treat I made each person Hershey Nugget gift bag (individually wrap five nuggets with a 1″x 3″ piece of… Read More »

12th Sunday of Christmas – recap & easy project

Welcome to the 12th Sunday of Christmas, the 12 Sundays before Christmas, each with a different stamp set and projects. Today is a recap of the prior 11 weeks and a quick and easy project for week 12. 1st Sunday featuring the Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle: Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set and matching Cookie Cutter Builder Punch 2nd Sunday featuring the Reason for the Season Stamp Set 3rd Sunday featuring… Read More »

11th Sunday of Christmas – Gift Ideas

Welcome to the 11th Sunday of Christmas, where I share cards and projects using a different stamp set each week to create holiday projects. This week I am featuring items you can make for easy last minute gifts and the final week will be a summary of all the prior weeks. If you are a member of my newsletter group I will be sending out measurements and details of all the projects.… Read More »

10th Sunday of Christmas featuring Every Occasions

Welcome to the 10th Sunday of Christmas, where I share cards and projects using a different stamp set each week to create holiday projects. Next week with feature items you can make for easy last minute gifts and the final week will be a summary of all the prior weeks. If you are a member of my newsletter group I will be sending out measurements and details of all the projects. Today,… Read More »

8th Sunday of Christmas with Jar of Cheer

Welcome to the 8th Sunday of Christmas. Over the next 4 Sunday’s I will continue to share cards and projects using a different stamp set each week to create holiday projects. If you are a member of my newsletter group I will be sending out measurements and details of all the projects. Today’s projects feature the photopolymer stamp set Jar of Cheer from the holiday catalog which coordinates with the 1/2″ circle punch… Read More »

Sunday Stamper Projects

This past Sunday was the meeting of my Sunday Stampers, today I thought I would share with you the projects we created. These project included a card using the new Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Embossing folder, Christmas Gift tag with layered trees for dimension, Birthday gift card holder and a Christmas Matchbook card or gift card holder (depending on you score the card base). Here is a close up of the gift… Read More »

Simple Saturday with Festive Flower Punch

Welcome to Simple Saturday where I feature one stamp set to make the projects.  On the second week of Christmas I featured the stamp set Reason for the Season, you can see that post here, on item I completed missed was creating flowers using the Festive Flower Builder Punch with the matching images. Today I want to show you some projects using the punch. First is a card and tag, both… Read More »

Stitched from the Heart Simple Saturday

Welcome to Simple Saturday, this week I’m doing something a little different and featuring the new Stitched from the Heart Framelits ♥ Cut thoughtfully stitched circles, squares, and ovals in seconds with Framelits dies and the Big Shot ♥ Stitched from the Heart Framelits Dies help you create detailed die-cuts with just a few turns of the Big Shot handle. Dies include ejection holes so you can remove the paper… Read More »

5th Sunday of Christmas – Star of Light Bundle

Welcome to the 5th Sunday of Christmas. Over the next 7 Sunday’s I will continue to share cards and projects using a different stamp set each week to create holiday projects. If you are a member of my newsletter group I will be sending out measurements and details of all the projects. This Sunday I am featuring the Star of Light Bundle from the 2016 Holiday Catalog.  When you buy both… Read More »

3rd Sunday of Christmas – Tin of Tags

Welcome to the 3rd Sunday of Christmas. Over the next 9 Sunday’s I will continue to share cards and projects using a different stamp set each week to create holiday projects. If you are a member of my newsletter group I will be sending out measurements and details of all the projects. This Sunday I am featuring the Tin of Tags Project Kit, which makes 30 tags, 3 each of… Read More »

1st Sunday of Christmas

Welcome to the 1st Sunday of Christmas. Over the next 12 Sunday’s I will be posting card, tags and other projects using a different stamp set each week to create holiday projects. If you are a member of my newsletter group I will be sending out measurements and details for all the projects. Today I am featuring the Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle and Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper (part of… Read More »

Happy Birthday Maya!

Happy birthday to my niece Maya. Today  I’m sharing with you the card and birthday banner I sent her. The card is a bendy when put together but mails flat. Maya is growing up to be such a beautiful young lady. Here is a picture of her with her brother Jake from when he started college this year. Bendy part of the card Birthday banner I created   Close up… Read More »

Have you used your envelope punch board lately?

Say it isn’t so, you haven’t used your envelope punch board for awhile, or worse you don’t have one. Just look at these cute totes you can make using one. They are perfect for the holidays or just about any reason. Last week I received my email from SplitcoastStampers, a stampers community and when I saw these cute little totes Susan Campfield was sharing with us, I need I had… Read More »

All the rage, Shadow Boxes

One of the latest rages now are shadow boxes, made from designer series paper or card stock and decorated. Today’s post are the first few shadow boxes I’ve made. They are fun to make and make great presents. For mine I used the Affectionately Your Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack. The Night of Navy/Crumb Cake box started as a 12″ x  12″ sheet of… Read More »