Monday, August 31, 2015


Hi are you ready for another Halloween card??  Since I need 10 (I think) and I only have the 3 Neverending ones... I have a ways to go.  I also get bored when I make all the same cards so today I'm making a circle "Flip it" card using Stephanie Barnards dies from Sizzix.  You can find all her dies through a link at her blogsite.

All the papers I used were scraps from the Neverending cards I made earlier.  The stickers were also left overs and I believe I got them at Michael's for a whopping $1.99.  They were really big sheets too.  Look for them in the Halloween section not the regular scrapbook section.  The original die does not have the extra flap on the right.  I extended it with the help of my friend June so it could be a larger card.
I love these Sizzix dies.  Every piece is included so you don't need any measuring!!  My kind of card!  LOL  I think I'm going to make another one but this time put a bit more effort in it.  This one was more of a "What's on Hand" card.   So stay tuned!!


Sunday, August 30, 2015

Neverending Halloween

Halloween will soon be upon us.  Do you have your ideas ready??  I have a bunch rolling around in my head now I just have to get them organized and put into card form!  LOL  My start is with super simple "Neverending Cards".  We've all done them at one time or another and they can be simply decorated for Halloween.  Just use Halloween patterned paper and a few Halloween embellishments and "TADA"! Done!

Here are 3 that I have completed.  These are 6x6 cards so I'm going to have to get bigger envelopes but that's ok the little goblins that are going to receive these deserve a cool envelope too!  Well that's it for now.  I still have alot of Halloween cards to do and I have to get ready to go up to the cottage again.  Hopefully I'll be able to get 1 or 2 more post on the blog before I go.  By the way I know I haven't left directions for these cards but I figure most people know how to do these.  But if not and you need directions just let me know and I'll get right to it!!
Til then and next time............


Saturday, August 22, 2015

A Horizontal Christmas

Good Morning to you all!  I'm having an exciting day meeting up with my Lady friends for a day of shopping at the Expo.  Can't wait to see all the new products out there to include in my cardmaking!  It's going to be a fun day!
Here's another Christmas card.  Sometimes we see some busy paper and am I going to do with that?  I absolutely loved this paper but I too wasn't sure what I was going to do or how I could make it work since every piece you cut out would look entirely different from the rest.  What really helped is that since I'm at my summer home and I only brought 3 main solid colors to work with and some basic black, white, and cream It made it a lot easier.  First I decided the horizontal pattern would be on the bottom and I found the least busy sheet of pattern paper from the Christmas pack from Hobby Lobby for the top.
I did the same pleat on the bottom as I did on my previous post "A Little Ruffle Christmas".  I used black cardstock for the base.  I used very little embellishment due to the business of the paper.  The only regret is that the back of this paper is white and I should have inked it with some Tim Holtz corduroy ink so it wasn't so bright.  Well maybe next time.  I am sure I will be making alot of these cards due to the simplicity.
I'm going to be working on another new fold next.  Can't wait to see how it all goes together so check back in a few days for a very cute birthday card.

Til later

Friday, August 21, 2015

A little ruffle Christmas

So I finally for a NEW fold!!!  I love fancy folds and it is so hard to find something new out there.  Well I found one.  It was in one of my Cardmaking magazines from the UK.  The card base is cream and typical 4.25" x 5.5".  A piece of pattern paper was attached to the front leaving no border so it was a 4.25 x 5.5 piece.  The Hunter green stock was cut 3" x 10".
With the green laying on table lengthwise, measure in 3" from bottom left and place a small mark.  Then on right side measure from top right corner down 1.5" and mark.  Now cut the angle between the 2 marks.  With angle part facing down and straight 10" edge on top place in score board and score at 3",  3.5", 5", and 6 1/8".  accordion fold starting at 3" score mark and making that a mountain fold. Wrap a piece of ribbon to the top of your folded piece and then attach to card base pattern paper using a strong adhesive.  2 trees were stamped out and cut out and placed on left side of card with dimensionals. a small bow was added to the right side and 2 small red sequins were added to the folds.  I'm making a bunch of these!  On the 2 cards  to the right I tried white inking the edges of the folder piece but didn't really like it so the next 2 are left plain.  I like that a whole lot more!
Whew..............................A few more left!  Wonder if I'll get them all posted before I leave again on Wednesday?  Hmmmm????  Not sure. But I will try!


Monday, August 3, 2015

Tiny Poinsettia Card

I love playing around with punches and making flowers.  Some that I have made are more elaborate than others.  Most are sort of "Grungy" looking.  A bit of Tim Holtz influence.  Some are purely simple.  For this card I wanted poinsettias.  Most of the dies I have found are a bit large and if I were to use a stamp I would have to fussy cut which I hate doing.  So I just gathered some reds and greens in cardstock and 3 different size flower punches.  1 is a 4 petal punch from Martha Stewart and 1 is a 5 petal punch from Paper Studio.  Of course this would have been a whole lot easier to just use a poinsettia punch if they had one but I guess it doesn't exist so we have to adapt.  Its amazing how the flower punches automatically look like poinsettia's just because you use red paper and use green for the leaves.  Anyway I think this turned out great, and they are only the size of a quarter!

I used a standard 4.25 x 5.5 cards base in 110# cream card stock.  Cut 1 piece of pattern paper 4.25 x 5.5 and tore the right side to remove about 1.5" .  I then inked the torn edge with red the coordinating piece was 2" x 5.5".  I used a border punch for the Kraft paper border on the left side of the card and then added my 3 flowers.  Merry Christmas is stamped on Kraft paper and embossed.  Cute but simple.  I'm going to try a few more of these but maybe use green pattern papers instead.
Well there you go....Christmas card #4.  Up next #5
Till then


Sunday, August 2, 2015


    Hello....time for more Christmas!!  Today is SUPER cute!  It's a snowman and who doesn't like snowmen?  I was a little bit leary about posting this because I may be giving these to my card making gals that I meet up with.  But what the heck!!  They"ll forget by Christmas right?  LOL  This one was so much fun and is definitely my style when it comes to card making.
This is a 5.5"  x  5.5" card.  The Base is Crumb cake.  I cut a 2.5" x 5" piece of Kraft card and border punched one side.  The right if you can see that.  I then smudged white ink over the entire piece to make it look kind of grungy. On the right side of the base piece I stamped snowflakes in various sizes.  I ran my walnut ink pad around all the edges of the base.  I stamped the snowman on a 2.25" x 2.5" white card stock and colored him in with gel pens.  He was matted onto a 2.5" x 2.75" piece of Kraft card.  Welcome winter was also Kraft card and smudged edges with the walnut ink. I punched out some flowers and did some layering and adhered them to the corners and then added a Punched snowflake to left corner.
I love how this card turned out.  A bit time consuming with making flowers and all the inking but it's not like it takes all day!  LOL
Well that's it for now but like I said I have a few more for you so keep checking back.

Til next time

Saturday, August 1, 2015


Do you have your Christmas cards started?? That is exactly what I have been doing these last few weeks so the next few posts are going to be Holiday card inspirations!  Are you excited?  I sure was as I made each and every one of them.  It's going to be a great feeling to get them all done before Halloween this year.   Soooooo......lets get started!
For all these cards in the next couple of posts I used limited supplies.  The color pallet for all was Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler from Stampin Up, Hunter green from Bazzil, White, cream, and black 110# Recollection card stock for bases from Michaels as well as Kraft cardstock and A Holiday paper pack from Hobby Lobby.
 First up.....Tree Tag Card.  This card is super cute and Easy!
On this one I actually used the Crumb Cake stock for the card base and stamped and embossed white snowflakes all over the front of the card.  Apiece of Cherry Cobbler was cut at 3  7/8 x 3" with the top being cut on an angle.  Then a piece of Crumb Cake was cut at 
2  3/4 x 3".  I cut that into a tag stamped and embossed 2 trees and tied a ribbon on top.

Next up had similar color combo.  This time I used Kraft paper for the base.  I cut a 3 x 4 piece of pattern paper for the bottom.  The 2 swirls were die cuts from Kraft paper and embossed with gold embossing powder.  I also die cut out a holly leaf cluster.
Merry Christmas was stamped in gold and embossed on the top.  I added a little Glossy accents over the berries just for some shimmer.
Well that's 2 and I still have more but I have things to do so stay tuned and I'll have another post for you soon.

Till then..............
Happy Carding!!!