Category Archives: Craft projects

Watermelon for PCC254

Happy Monday, hope you had a nice relaxing weekend. Here is southwestern Pennsylvania it was more like a fall weekend than summer, highs only in the low 70’s. Saturday was filled with errands and I spent some time Sunday doing a little crafting, including making todays project. When I first saw the Paper Craft Crew Inspirational Challenge – Backyard BBQ, I was rather stumped on what to do. While laying… Read More »

Bright & Shiny Treat Bag

Today I thought I would feature a bright & shiny treat bag I put together using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and the new Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper. Perfect for a notecard, gift card or small treat. With Foil Frenzy – so many designs, so many colors, so many uses. Makes a statement with classic patterns combined with foil accents. * Bright color foil designs printed on heavyweight… Read More »

Next time I need to check better for updates :(

When Stampin’ Up has their On Stage events they ask for demonstrators to share samples of cards and projects on display boards, knowing this November, when Stampin’ Up! holds their gathering for demonstrators in Salt Lake City, Utah, which I plan on attending I’ve been waiting for them to ask for demonstrator to submit some of their personal best projects for consideration as a display board presenter. When I noticed… Read More »

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 »