Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Pine Bough Christmas Card

This Christmas card uses a unique die set available from Stampin' Up (see here for complete supply list):

Pulling on the left side of the card "opens" the card and flips the centre panel to the back side:

I will most likely write my personal Christmas note on the back. :)

All supplies used for this card can be found here.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Christmas Cards Starting in July

I recently had the opportunity to visit my mom in Victoria, BC. We attended an all day crop at which I finally got around to making some cards!

Me and Mom
 Using my mom's Stampin' Up supplies (see here for a list), I started with the following Christmas card:

I really like the sentiment I used on the interior (you'll see it a few more times!):

It was fun to craft again!!
Thanks for peeking!

All supplies used for this card can be found here.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Happy Happy Happy 6 Birthday

A quick card for a birthday party:

{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Kraft
  • Patterned Paper: Dark Chocolate + unknown
  • Stamps: Happy Day
  • Ink: Dark Chocolate
  • Dies: Tipped Tops, First Place, Make a Wish, Horizontal Gift Card Holder (MFT), Negative Dot Alphabet (MFT)

Thursday, March 26, 2015


I ask, on occasion, the lady who watches my youngest daughter if she wouldn't mind seeing my other two children off to school. She always agrees and never takes payment for it. So I picked up a favorite mascara and sent it off with a thank you card.

The "thanks" die was a "free with $60 purchase" gift from My Favorite Things. So was the stitched speech bubble border die!! Gotta love it!

I even whipped out my hot glue gun for the darn sequins!

{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: white (scrap)
  • Patterned Paper: Blueberry Sky and Enchanted Evening stripes
  • Stamps: Dot Spot
  • Ink: Summer Sunrise, Spiced Marmalade Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Ranger)
  • Dies: Thanks (MFT), Stitched Speech Bubble border (MFT)
  • Accessories:  random sequins, clear bubble

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Birthday Card for Mom

I was so excited to have made my mother a birthday card this year! I sat down and knocked off two birthday cards at once, something that I haven't done in ages!

When I discovered that Lisa Johnson had created a Forget-Me-Not set for My Favorite Things, I had to have it! I specifically had my mother in mind for it, but when I sat down to create, I ended up using it primarily on the inside of the card.

{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Lemon Zest, Summer Sunrise
  • Patterned Paper: Spring Rain
  • Stamps: Around & About Sentiments, 2012 Birthday Tags, Forget Me Not (MFT)
  • Ink: Summer Sunrise, Soft Stone, Blueberry Sky, New Leaf, Enchanted Evening
  • Dies: Sun Ray (MFT), Button Quartet (MFT), Cloud Border (Taylored Expressions)
  • Accessories: Sheer White Polka Dot ribbon

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Happy Birthday

I'm on a papercrafting roll!

My friend's birthday was yesterday, and she loves teals and purples.

It's a little busy, yet fun!

I used the die-cut inside a die-cut-out method. This is my first zipper card and it ripped halfway through before the paper broke off. I'm guess it's due to the lighter weight patterned paper rather than thicker cardstock.

The only stamp on here is the little "Pull Here!"

{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, white
  • Patterned Paper: By the Numbers
  • Stamps: Movers & Shakers Sentiments
  • Ink: Dark Chocolate
  • Dies: Wonderful Words, Wonderful Words: Birthday, Movers & Shakers: Zippers
  • Other Tools: white gel pen

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


I was so tickled when Papertrey came out with the Love You to Pieces collection to create the cutest little 3D puzzle punch-outs! They are somewhat labor-intensive but fun and worth the effort.

Since I wanted to limit the number of these that I had to produce, I made them for my youngest daughter's unusually small class size:  5 girls and 11 boys.

For the girls:

For the boys:

Here are the envelopes I decorated:

Once folded up:

Once it is opened:

Hope the kids had fun with them!

{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Coasters
  • Patterned Paper: Love You to Pieces envelope wraps
  • Stamps: Love You to Pieces: Fox, Love You to Pieces: Airplane, Love You to Pieces Additions
  • Ink: Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burst, Soft Stone, Enchanted Evening, Ocean Tides, Canyon Clay, Terracotta Tile, Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
  • Dies: Love You to Pieces: Fox, Love You to Pieces: Airplane, Envelope Zipper
  • Accessories:
  • Other Tools:

Monday, February 9, 2015

Wedding Invites

I promised myself after this experience that I would never make wedding invitations again. I can't seem to help being sucked in somehow, this time due to the small quantity required and the client's non-pickiness.

Regardless of the 30-count required, I designed the most labor-intensive invitation possible! I'm seriously in love with it, though.

The sleeve is removed to reveal the full bride and groom silhouettes.

The interior was composed of 3 layers, sewn together and patterned paper adhered to camouflage it.

I'm always happy when this type of mass production is over. :)

{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Rustic Cream, Vintage Cream, Classic Kraft
  • Patterned Paper: New Leaf damask
  • Stamps: none!
  • Ink: none!
  • Dies: Bride & Groom Silhouettes, Labels 18 (Spellbinders), Stitched Circles (Lil' Inkers)
  • Other Tools: sewing machine/thread

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Home Decor Wall Haning in 45 Minutes!

Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

I've wanted to make a really nice wall hanging for my home for a while now, so when I finally got around to it, I thought I would share it with you from today's post at my Stampin' Up blog. I love the colours I chose, and even tried to see if glimmer paper would work for a home decor project.

I think with these colours, it worked well. Back at the end of Summer or beginning of Autumn, I had come across an image, that I wish I had pinned or saved, because it is the inspiration for this project. Do you think I could find it? Nope. So I'm not sure who to credit the inspiration to.

Here is a side view so that you can better see the layering.

I had so much fun making this and was surprised how quickly it came together. May have to use this idea for gifts in the future, and maybe make one or two more different ones for myself.

This frame is from IKEA and measures 12 3/4"w x 16 3/4"h. An 8 1/2"w x 11"h piece just barely fits in the mat area.

A couple of close ups...

What colours would you be using to make a home decor wall hanging?

Thank you for coming to have a peek.

Happy paper crafting!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy 2015!

 Wishing all our followers a very happy new year in 2015!

We hope that we brighten your day as much as you do ours!

Before you go we just wanted to thank you for an awesome 2014, for stopping by to view our work, leaving a comment and leaving a little love when you visit. It means so much to us that you take time out your day to share a moment with us here.

May the new year bring you hours of fun, relaxation, enjoyment, and creativity!

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