Monday, January 31, 2011

Shower Invites

I helped make some wedding shower invites again. I actually love making them :)We cut the ribbon in half (length wise), attached it with a staple and tied a knot. I love the frayed edge, it adds more texture... speaking of texture, have I told you how much I love the embossing folders? I LOVE them, so do my stamp club girls... If I don't set some out or add some to a project, they ask for them! Love it! they are getting so smart :)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Halloween Treats

It is never too late for Halloween right? I LOVE Halloween. I couldn't just let my 4 year old take plain old cookies to trick or treat at preschool, so they got a little makeover. I loved the black design on the bag, the big circle punch fit perfectly on top! love when that happens :)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Gratitude Journal

Sticking with the Christmas theme... I was asked to create a cover for a Christmas gratitude journal. This is bigger than the average card, it uses a whole sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock (folded in half). I don't know what I like better, the tasteful trim ribbon (that was sewn on the card) or the scalloped border from the tasteful trim die.

After we finished the front, they bound it to the inside sheets by sewing it together with a sewing machine (sorry I don't have a picture). It was pretty thick, with 10 or so sheets inside. The trick was to slice the raw edge after to create the finished look. (or all the pages inside would stick out farther than the brown card stock in varying lengths)

Definitely a fun project, I am glad I had help making all 75 of them!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Lots of Tags

Ok so obviously these are way out of season now, but I still want to post all my creations on here. And of course they can be changed to fit your season/theme. This tag below was inspired by a card from our downline group shoebox swap that my talented friend Becky Cowley designed! I rarely use the color River Rock but she opened my eyes!This tag below is a self adhesive tag. I just stuck a sheet of white cardstock on top of the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, stamped and punched it out. The adhesive sheets have a backing that you can peel off to stick to your project. You can also use this adhesive with fabric!In my last post, I mentioned how easy it was to package something with a celo bag and a tag, it makes things so much cuter! I'm not sure if you can call this a tag, but a bag topper is close right?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


I was thinking that my Aviary stamp set has been neglected, and that it needed to be inked a little bit more, especially since I love it so much. I just can't get enough of these bird cages, so naturally I had a blast making these cards.

My favorite part is definitely the ribbon, I first attached the ribbon with snail and then ran it through my sewing machine.

Don't mind the Christmas tag, these were the gifts I gave to my kid's school teachers this year. Look how easy it is to package them with a celo bag, ribbon and a tag!
Of course, chocolate makes everything better.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


My friend is doing some charity work and asked if I have any card kits I could sell her. I was looking through my stash and found 20 each of 2 different kits (perfect!). I couldn't remember what this first card was supposed to look like, and I didn't have a picture so I made this card with the pieces: (the dsp is retired...) These pieces came from THIS card. (all except the bird and branch)
It feels SO good to clean out a little bit of my stash, I have so many kits to make both cards and scrapbook pages that I haven't used. Most of them are from shoebox swaps and downline meetings so I only have one kit - not 20 like I did here. It won't be as easy to use them, but I am determined now to use them more!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Flower Class

I am having a flower making class this month (Tuesday the 25th at 8:00 pm). I have a few open spots and I would love to see you there. These are the 3 flowers we are making for only $5. You are welcome to make either one or two sets - great for girls with pigtails or you could give one set for a gift.

I am also making a surprise flower for everyone who comes!

All the flowers will come with a clip and ribbon and a non-slip grip to add if desired. These clips can be attached to headbands, shirts, or bags (I have done all of these before)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


I have decided that I LOVE Valentines Day, but I love it for all the pink, glitter, and hearts :) These are the pages and cards we are making this week for stamp club! Doesn't that glitter heart just make you smile? I also love that I don't have glitter all over my house right now. SU sells 12x12 sheets of this awesome-ness and it doesn't make a mess when you cut into it!
Love the love letters? we just debossed them with a letterpress plate and the big shot.

The top one we used the multipurpose platfom without any tabs, and the Impressions pad. The bottom one I used tab 1 and a normal clear cutting pad. Can you see the difference? The top one has much deeper impressions!

We also had an extra glitter heart that we couldn't waste, so inside the card it went.