Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Changes Coming!

Hello dear friends and followers,

This is happening sooner than I thought, and quite suddenly. I have been working towards an early retirement and a move back to where Dana lives, and despite certain delays in some areas of the plan, other things are moving forward quickly. I am moving back to Calgary!

What does this mean? Well over the next two months you will not be seeing very many posts of creative projects made. It does not mean the blog is shutting down, it just means there will be a delay in seeing new projects. There are thoughts and ideas brewing around in my head for some other changes, but will not affect this blog. So if you will be patient, you will see more projects posted here again in the future.

After February, I will no longer be teaching classes at Scrapbook Essentials, BC, but until then there may be a few more posts related to the classes I teach until I leave.

I look forward to being with Dana and the grandchildren again, and to my new adventure.

So in the mean time, if you are seeking inspiration, might I suggest browsing through the nearly 10 years of blog posts. On the side bar, click on a year and see what you find!

Happy creating everyone!

Accordion Trifold Card In Envelope Box - G45 'Princess'


In my last post I mentioned that I was working on a special class project using Graphic 45's 'Princess' collection. With a few delays here and there, I finally have it done for you and share the class details with you today.

I will begin by showing you the envelope box and the trifold card folded up.


DATE: Thursday, February 21st
TIME: 6:00 - 9:00pm
COST: $30.00 + GST

Contact Stacey to register for this class

There are times when you want a real special card to give, and we feel this card is in that category. Using the feminine and beautiful Graphic 45 'Princess' paper, we will create an accordion trifold card that can be proudly displayed. We will also create a beautiful envelope box to give the card in, and to store the card in as a keepsake. 

The sample has been made up as a birthday card, but can be made as a Valentine card, Mother's Day card, Thank You card, a card of encouragement, and more. This card can be given to any woman or girl at any age and be well appreciated.

There is plenty of fussy cutting HOMEWORK which will be ready for pick up the evening of Tuesday, February 12th.

PLEASE BRING TO CLASS: Homework, craft mat, scissors, bone folder, double sided adhesive tape, liquid glue, white foam tape (& squares too if you wish, but the tape will work best for a lot of this project) OPTIONAL: something that is about 3/4" thick that is no more than 7" wide, like a notebook or paperback, a foam pad, or a stamp cleaning pad, etc. This will be used to insert into the envelope box as we create it to make assembly easier.


Now, for those that do not live here and can't attend, lets have a closer look at the project. Let's begin with the accordion trifold card.

I must state that I did not take any side view shots to show the layering of this project because there were enough photos with just the straight on shots.

Here is the card as you open it up. (If I was better set up for a video, I would have done that for you)

I think you get a little bit of an idea of the thickness of each panel. Let's have a look at each panel individually, now.

When open, you can see that there would be three more panels on the back of these three. Let's have a look at them as well.

You see the front of the card here (on the right) and a blank cream panel meant for writing on, and the panel on the left of that. Let's look at that panel closer up.

Well, that's it for the card. Hope you liked it. Now we can have a look at the envelope box for this card.

This is not normally the front of an envelope, but because I wanted to make an elaborate closure for the flap, it turns out to be more the front of the box envelope. Here is the actual front.

I fussy cut the entire 'Roses for Royalty' sheet for this project, so those taking the class will have a lot of fussy cutting to do, but I hope that you feel it is worth the effort and time to create a special card for someone.

For those that register, I look forward to seeing you in class. For those that can not attend, I hope you are inspired.

Thank you for stopping by today, and Happy Creating!

I'm Back and Working On New Class Samples!

Hello Everyone!

I am back from my 15 day trip visiting family and am now starting work on some new class samples. I will be working with the new Graphic 45 'Princess' collection!

The paper collection has those lovely pink/coral colours that we so love. I am preparing something a little different for this card class, so be sure to watch for the class posting some time next week. With G45 you have so many options when it comes to creating cards. With their cut-a-parts or ephemera pack, you can create simple or as detailed and layered as you like.

So while I am creating, I hope you are creating something wonderful too.

Happy creating!


Dana and I wish you a very happy 2019 filled with wonderful happenings. I am enjoying my time with Dana and her family here in Lethbridge over the holidays. I am with my sister for New years, but will return to Lethbridge before going back to Sidney, BC.

I am hoping this year will bring me something new that I have been planning for over a year now, but we will have to wait a little longer to see if it will happen.

Classes are planned, with some samples completed and more on the way. So, watch for the classes coming up.

Thank you all for following this blog for all these years.

Happy creating!