Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Colorful Petite Petals parade card set with Box

Hello Papercrafters, 

Happy Wednesday!  I hope your week is going well so far....I have been spending some much needed time doing some domestic work, I procrastinate far too often when it comes to housework and hide in my crafty fortress instead, lol, so I have been getting rid of some clutter, washing windows, purging old, stained or torn, or doesn't fit anymore clothes from the girls room.......I was joking with my husband and told him "I'm really worn out, I'm not used to doing this much housework, lol" 

Seriously it's not that bad....most of the clutter is just a lot of laziness and not wanting to put away what was gotten out, ugh,  I thought girls were supposed to be neater than that, I'm hoping some day they will grow out of it :)

Today I am excited to share this Boxed Set I started with one card that I cased from my upline....Thank you Dawn!  Anyway I loved the card, made my own but changed it up a bit, then decided to re-create it in a few colors with different sentiments, then I thought they need a the result is a beautiful box with 4 greetings.  This set would make a great gift and of course when emptied the box could be refilled. 

I ended up creating a card in coastal cabana, baked brown sugar, pistachio pudding, and pink pirouette.  The sentiments include a Thank you, a Happy Birthday, a Hello, and a Just for you. 

I love the look and the technique, I'm picturing some other images that would also work well :) 


The flowers I used were a combination of the 'petal parade' and 'petite petals' I used a blender pen and ink to paint the brown sugar flowers, I love how they turned out....can't wait to get my hands on the new blender pens SU is coming out with :)

That ruffled ribbon is just the right accent to the scallop circles.....ruffled ribbons are on my favorites list! 

Here's my list of supplies:

white cs #100730
coastal cabana cs # 131297
baked brown sugar cs # 131296
pistachio pudding cs # 131294 
pink pirouette cs # 111351
petite petals bundle # 134822 clear  # 134821 wood~from Occasions
petal parade # 133599 wood~ from SAB
fresh prints dsp stack # 132996~from Occasions
rhinestones # 119296
pearls #119247
ruffle ribbon coastal cabana #130024
Peachy Keen #133110 wood  # 133113 clear~from Occasions
Petite pairs # 128706 wood #122497 clear
Lots of thanks # 129687 wood # 129690 clear 
Remembering your Birthday # 131350 clear # 131347 wood
plus I used some bits of these retired sets:  Happy Greetings, Vintage verses, and Perfect words.

If you enjoyed this project, then I invite you to come back, I am creating a video tutorial of the card and box :) I hope to have it done and ready for viewing Friday or Saturday.  All of my videos are always available to view at my You tube channel:

Stop by anytime!

Thanks for stopping by, Have a great day!


Saturday, February 22, 2014

Easter Egg Hunt Greeting

Hello Papercrafters, 

Wishing you a happy Saturday!  I hope you are all having a great start to your weekend,  I worked my tail off cleaning house yesterday, so today I've been taking it easy.  Started the morning taking 1 daughter to basketball camp, then another daughter was doing softball tryouts, and then my 3 rd daughter had softball practice.....I stayed to watch the was a nice day sunny and warm, in the sun that it, I had my own chair, a drink and some sunflower seeds, it was quite relaxing and enjoyable.  

When I got back home I messed around a bit in my crafty room and created this Easter greeting, I think I'm longing for my fringe scissors, which I still haven't gotten yet (insert sad face) so I had to cut my grass by hand, it turned out ok but it would look better and neater, more uniform if I had the scissors. 

It folds over from the side, and the top above the eggs I slightly cut off, so it is shorter than the turn out colorful and happy :)

Here's a side view:

 On the inside I simply stamped a bunny in an egg shell leaving room for a personal message.

My supply list:

Crisp cantaloupe cs #131298
Pistachio pudding cs # 131294
Dazzling diamond # 102023
SU markers brights # 131259
white satin ribbon
and some retired stamps:
Wacky wishes
Easter egg wheel

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend! 


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Peachy Hello

Hello Papercrafters, 

Happy Thursday! My this week is zooming by, I can't believe the weekend is almost here.  This Friday and Saturday my girls are participating in soccer, softball try-outs and there's a school dance Friday evening.  We've had some awesome weather for outside activities but it seems like spring is getting here too soon, wish it would hold off a bit and give us more rainy days. 

Today I carved out some time to get a little creative in my craft room and I created a greeting card using I believe it's 'calypso coral' cs looks peachy to me :)  anyway I used a sketch I found on the web to give me the inspiration I needed to get started. 

Here's the card front:

I've seen a lot of cards and projects using the petite petals stamp set and punch,  I love it!  this is a wonderful bundle that's very reasonably priced............

Since I used the sentiment ' you can never have too much happy' on the front I had a lightbulb moment and decided to use my markers to color and stamp just the 'happy' over and over.........very cool, it's like having another stamp that just says 'happy' :)...............

It turned out a little silly but it does put the 'happy' on your face. Here are my supplies:

Petite petals #133155 clear # 133152 wood  
Yippee Skippee # 131344 clear #131341 wood
dsp brights stack # 130134, 
calypso coral cs # 122925
ruffle ribbon cantaloupe # 130021, 
rhinestones #119246, 
gold embossing powder # 109129
On film framelits die # 132969

Thank you for stopping by, have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Window Slider Card

Hello Papercrafters, 

Happy Tuesday!  I hope you all had a great weekend, we all thoroughly enjoyed the extra day.........I have 3 daughters, 14, 12, & 10....we've been dealing with my oldest going over on her cell minutes or text is tight and of course when you throw extra expenses into the mix we'll it stress's me out :/  anyway so I told her I was going to find something more cost effective for us and change her over....omg she did not like that at first but I let her simmer down and did my research.....

as luck would have it, I mean like wow was the universe working in my favor :)   I heard about a family plan with Cricket ( who was my cell provider) that you could have up to 5 family members on smartphones for $99./month unlimited everything!  (No this is not an ad for Cricket, lol, I'm just thrilled)......what.......when I heard the priceI thought I need to jump on this, we're already paying that much for just 2 phones and my 2 youngest got trac fone's for xmas so they are starting to add to that monthly cell bill. 


 So there are 5 of us with my husband, I drug him down to the cricket store and signed us up for the plan!!!!  we love it!   I did have to buy 4 phones but we went reasonable with the type and price and I used the phone I already have, my husband & 2 youngest didn't have a smartphone and wanted one, so they are tickled and my oldest loves the new phone, her old phone was getting worn from all the texting, lol and they all, myself included, love the unlimited everything!!!    Needless to say we spent the rest of the weekend playing on our phones, texting, talking, downloading, playing, lol, fun stuff :)


But I did take a little time to learn how to make a new type of card,  actually got the idea from my upline Dawn Griffith :)  thank you Dawn!! So this is my case of her card, I love the little slider it's so cool, I think interactive cards are awesome!  Now that I have made one I am anxious to try more sooooo I'm thinking this may be the design of the week, lol.   Here is todays version:


My design includes a mixture of new and retired see the rest of the card just pull the ribbon in the direction the arrow is pointing :)    

 I really love it displayed this way, not to pat myself on the back but I think it turned out really cool!   Better get my house chores done so I can get back in my craft room.  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day! 



Thursday, February 13, 2014

Cupid's Arrow Valentine Treat Favor

Hello Papercrafters, 

Happy Thursday and welcome back :)   I got myself in gear yesterday, made the video I promised I would, uploaded it and published the post to my blog!  woo hoo, lol.   Today's post is going to be short and sweet as I have so much to get accomplished today while my girls are in school then we are going to go do a little shopping after to get all our Valentines taken care of. 

Today I am happy to share these sweet little cupid's arrow treat/favors I created, I've seen these 1" x 8 " cello bags made into all kinds of clever favors and I just had a brainstorm one day and thought 'what if I'.......and walla here's what I created.....


 Now these are really simple and easy to put together and really take very few supplies to make them, plus there is room to change it up a bit.....if you make one please share I'd love to see your version. 


Here's my video tutorial......


I had a bit of a mess up during the taping, lol, what a goof I am, now I can crack up but while taping I was like omg did I just do that on the inside, lol,  I hope you enjoyed anyway. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Valentine Box Card in the Red

Hello Papercrafters,

Happy Wednesday to you!  This week is flying by and I have so many Valentines to get made......I have a really cool, really easy and really fun, Valentine favor that I helping my girls make for their class parties.............and I am going to do a quick video showing you how to make them as well, I say quick because they work up so fast......working on that this afternoon, should be live tomorrow afternoon, so come by and see what's up!  You'll be glad you did.

Today as promised yesterday I have another version of the box card, this one is my red version, I think I like this one better, lol, it turned out pretty cool.

These cards are so much fun to create, the more I make, the more ideas I get......I've seen some really gorgeous ones made with lot's of flowers for spring and Mother's Day, oh yah, I see many more versions of these in my head :)

The photos don't do it justice, it's really much prettier in person.  I hope this inspires you to try making one of your own, if you would like the box measurements just comment on this post and I would be happy to share. 

Thanks for stopping by, Have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Valentine Box card in the Pink

Hello Papercrafters,

Happy Tuesday! Welcome to another fabulous fun adventure here at my crafty blog, lol,  seriously, I know it's not such an adventure but fun and fabulous, yes!  If your here you love papercrafting as much as I do and I do find crafting adventurous.....awhile back I went on a venture looking to find out how those super cool box cards were created......we'll I found a tutorial and I have created 2 versions for Valentines Day!  

I started by making one with pinks, since it is my mom's favorite color and I wanted to give her one of these awesome box my versions are using a combination of new and retired products but I love, love, love the result.....

These are so sweet and so cool and they are fun to create....

Here's my supply list:

Whisper white, strawberry slush and blushing bride cs

Hearts a flutter framelits

Scallop punch 

Quite the pair and Love you more- stamp rhinestones, chalk marker, dimensionals and some retired products. 

If you have not tried this technique you should give it a go, its pretty cool.......tomorrow I have another version that I did in reds, so please stop by and take a look.

I wanted a larger version of this card so I worked out the measurements and am currently working on a large version that I am making for my Valentine :)  I will be sharing the card and measurements later in the week. 

Thank you for stopping by....Have a wonderful day!


Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentine Treat Bag with Topper

Hello Papercrafters, 

Happy Monday! , Today is holiday in honor of Lincoln's Birthday :)  so Happy Birthday Lincoln!  and thank you for the 3 day weekend!   Next Monday we are honoring Presidents Day and we get another 3 day weekend woo hoo!!! wow with February being so short these holidays make it seem even shorter, March will be here before you know it....which is my favorite month of the year since it is my birthday month!  

So I hope you are all having a great day off, if you get one.....Valentines Day will be here the end of the week so this week I will be sharing lots of Valentine goodies :) I'm so excited I've been making those box cards that are all the rage and I will be sharing my Valentine versions!!!

Today I have a little cello bag favor with a Valentine topper, I sort of cased this from the SU stampin success magazine, I just couldn't help myself, when I saw the bird stamped in white on the cello I just had to make one of my own :)

I think the bird is so's from the 'Love you more' set, which is only available while supplies last.  Here another view without candy.....

These sweet little favors work up fast, of course the topper can be as simple or elaborate as you wish....these are great for co-workers, friends or class parties. 

Have a wonderful day!


Friday, February 7, 2014

Envelope punch board Valentine Favor

Hello Papercrafters,

Happy Friday!  Well I was so happy to discover this morning that this and next weekend are 3 day weekends!!!  Yea!  I'm usually aware of all holidays but these snuck up on me so this morning I was doing the happy dance, lol.   

Valentines Day is coming up soon so I will be sharing different Valentine projects with you, today I have a couple of my updated Envelope punch board favors.......if you are a follower of my blog you may remember that I created this same favor for Christmas (there is a photo tutorial I posted I believe in Jan 2014) I have an updated version I created for Valentines day.  On this updated version instead of creating a basket handle with a punch I used a heart die and put that in place of the punch.  

I just love them, these are excellent for m&m's, jelly beans, or small trinkets or jewelry, fun......all things girls love for Valentines day!

On the back I added some to/from tags:

These work up really quickly and are made with a 6 x 6 inch square, so give them a try, they can be decorated for any occasion you desire. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day and a great weekend!


Monday, February 3, 2014

Baked Vanilla Expresso Challenge

Hello Papercrafters, 

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a great weekend.....this morning my girls were complaining that the weekend went by way tooooo fast......we can't wait for Easter break, lol :)   We had some wonderful much needed rain yesterday! yea....I hope we get more soon.  Since it was a rainy sunday and we are not a football loving family I did some crafting while my girls were watching movies.  

For my inspiration I thought I would join the color challenge the SU fb group I belong to is currently having, actually there is a new color challenge every week but like last week when I finally had the time to participate they were already posting the new challenge.....oh we'll at least I get to play!

The colors we are using are baked brown sugar, very vanilla, & early espresso....I decided to use the espresso for my base since I had already set my heart on using the folder (which I cannot remember the name of) with vanilla......when I was putting it all together I thought it needed some bling and decided to use these little rhinestones....they went better with the color scheme than the rhinestones's the front:

I used one of those retired 3 way punches to make my flower, I punched out 3, daubed the edges and made some snips between the petals so I could curl them a bit, then I layered them and added the button in the center..

Since I used a dark base I decided to finish the inside and provide room for personalizing.....

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a great Monday!


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Cute Hair Bows made with the Bow Big shot die

Hello Papercrafters,

Happy Saturday!  I don't usually post on the weekends but since I failed so miserably at posting this last week I thought I would share a super cute, super fun, super quick to make craft.   I found some really cool felt that had a cool print on it, ran it through the Bigshot using the bow die, then to adhere the pieces together I used some hot glue, it works great and sticks immediately!    I bought a box of hair clips wrapped a scrap piece of felt around the bottom prong and glued then glued the clip onto the bow. 

They turned out so cute!  my girls love them, now I want to find or create more patterns with the felt and make more.....of course they could be embellished and stepped up with some bling  but they look super cute in your hair just like they are......

These would make great gifts or would be fun to make at a girls crafting party. 

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend!