Friday, January 31, 2014

Not thrilled

Have you ever seen a card on Pinterest and thought "Oh cute...think I'll make one of those"?  Well I saw this quilt card (sorry forgot who pinned it) and figured I have lots of scraps so what the heck.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Winter cards

Finished 2 Winter cards.  actually they are nearly the same.  Same style, same paper, just a little twist to each.  I decided to NOT make these actually Christmas cards because you could also use them for a winter birthday or a "Just to say Hi" type of card.  Also I LOVE the look of square cards but hate having to find envelopes for them as well as extra postage.  So instead I make the left side of the card a square with alittle extra on the right.  The card stock was 4.25 x 9.5 and scored at 4.25 so that when folded you have a 4.25 x 5 card.  Fits in an envelope and NO EXTRA POSTAGE!!!!  Its a!  Enjoy and Happy carding!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Busy busy busy

  So I know Valentines day is coming and I should be working on Valentines but I have decided that I will be making at least 1 Christmas card a month to get a head start on Christmas 2014.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


So I managed to get 2 cards done!  Yea for me!  I had decided that I would let you all know what I used to make these 2 cards and I must tell you...I have a new appreciation for all those ladies that do these type of tutorials regularly.  It seemed impossible that I used so much stuff just for 2 cards.  Altho it seems like alot of supplies, if you're like me you have all this type of stuff or similar stashed away somewhere just waiting to get used. So here we go!  Both cards used nearly the same items, so that makes it a little easier right?

Card stock is Recollections from Michaels:  Black, White and Cartulina Lisa pink. All three were 12x12 sheets.
Cuttlebug embossing folder was Dotted Swiss
Fancy Square punch was Creative memories
Studio 18 Rinestones and Pearls from Michaels
Archivers white Shimmer paper
EK success scallop punch
Marvy small tall heart punch
Martha Stewart doily punch and 2" circle punch 1.5" and 1.25" circle punch
Sizzlits heart dies (Old set probably not around anymore)
We R Memories bakers twine and some 1/4" ribbon
                                          Black & White Designer Paper from Stampin up probably also discontinued but
                                          any double sided black and white will work as long as design is not too large
                                          Foam dots
So although both cards look different in size they are both 4.25 x 5.50.  Cut 1 card base out of Pink and 1 out of Black.  Your measurement for both will be 8.25 x 5.50 and you will score in half to create the card.  Next from white cut 4x5.  Run this piece through your embossing folder.  Any pretty folder will do, that's the beauty of this card.  Both cards really!  Then on the bottom edge punch a scallop border.(or 1 of choice) Take about 12" of ribbon and wrap around bottom of white embossed piece and tie a knot in front.  Trim ends.  Attach white piece to pink base card.  Next punch 4 squares from punch.  If you don't have fancy Squares you can use those decorative scissors or paper trimmers with decorative blades and just make the squares 1"x1".  Evenly place squares on diagonal on the white embossed paper.  Add small hearts to squares with foam dots . For center, punch doily from Black stock. ( can use a 2" circle punch instead if you wish).  Adhere Heart in center of doily with foam dot.  Make a banner with DSP and a piece of white for center. Stamp a sentiment. Place at bottom of card.  Add pearls as shown.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Time for Creating!

  It's lightly snowing out side and a perfect day to sit in the craft room and get those creative juices flowing.  I need to make some Valentines day cards so I guess I'll start there.  The One Sheet Wonders were fun but I need some a little fancier and larger.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


So Valentines Day is coming up and kids are going to want to make some Valentines.  Adults too!   What better way than with the One Sheet Wonder plan!  What I used was 1 sheet of printed 8 1/2 x 11 card stock and 1 sheet each of red, pink and white 8 1/2 x 11 card stock.   Cut pieces of the printed card stock following measurements on photo below.

That will give you 27 pieces to work with.  My card stock was printed on 1 side and white on the other but I bet you can get some awesome designs if you use 2 sided card stock. Next cut 3 pieces that measure 3 x 6 from each of the white pink and red card stock.  Score each 3x6 in half to make a 3x3 card.  You'll get 9 cards from the 3 sheets of stock plus scraps to add to your designs.  Now let your imagination go wild!  I used some heart and circle punchs that I punched out from left over solid card stock used to make the cards.  I also used a few stamps on some rectangles adding Valentine greetings.  Super simple, super cute! 

A much quicker card for the kids to make is the envelope card.  Adults will like making these too just add more embellishments.  I used my envelope maker and used the measurements for a 3x3 card envelope.  You start with a 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 piece of card stock of your choice.  Score on the 2 5/8 mark on score envelope board.  Fold on score lines.  If you don't have the envelope score board you can do this instead.  Cut a piece of card stock 5 1/4 x 5 1/4.  on all four sides measure half way point (2 5/8) and place a little mark.  Make a score mark from 1 dot diagonally to the next dot.  At each dot make a small V cut. As shown below.  All 4 corners can be left pointed or you can use your corner rounder and round them off.

Decorate out side and inside fold and close with a small Valentine sticker. Ta Da!  Super simple again!

I'm feeling the LOVE!  I think I'll go make a few more Valentine cards!