Coordinated Birthday Gift & Card!

Side by Side

Side by Side

This is too pickin’ cute and was so easy to make. I started with a white card base, distressed the edges then adhered the patterned paper with the cute roasted marshmallow print and embellished with camping themed embellishments like the adorable tent with raccoon peeking out of. Next, I stamped the birthday sentiment on a diecut from my stash. Then lined the inside with a muted but patterned paper also in a camping theme, stamped the inside with a couple sentiments and the card was done! Next, I grabbed a box I had saved a few of that I knew would come in handy (don’t ya just love when you make use of things like that)? Next, I cut the paper to match all 6 sides of the box then disressed those pieces and adhered them to the sides. Out of my diecut stash, I grabbed a shape in a size I knew would wrap around the box perfectly and used my Crop-o-dial to add grommets then stamped with a great quote and I was done after stuffing a Starbucks gift card inside.


Inside of Card

Inside of Card

Box Before Covered in Paper

Box Before Covered in Paper



Paper(s) – Marshmallow print is from GCD Studios and is called The Great Outdoors


The paper used inside the card is from PTI and is called Summer Camp


The Embellishments are Recollections and can be found at your local craft store


The Stamps on the inside top and bottom of the card is from Hedi Swapp’s “Best Day Ever” collection


The Birthday Stamp is from PTI’s Back Pocket Basics


The Sentiment on the little gift card box is from PTI’s Inside & Out: Birthday II Stamp Set


and that’s all folks! As always, feel free to message me with any questions 🙂


30 for Her 30th

“30 Cards for her 30th Birthday” he said. I received an order from a friend for his girlfriend Jill. I never thought that making that many cards in a two week period would have been possible! It was such a great challenge. I had a list of things she likes and enjoys then went for it.  I honestly think I  do my best work when I am given specific requests, especially thematic ones.

I used a mix of collections, embellishments, stamp sets and trim for the cards. I hope you enjoy!

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Michaels Scrap-In on National Card Making Day! 5 Photos Included

Hi all, October 5th was National Card Making Day and appropriately the monthly Scrap-In was held and I had a whopping 5 students attend and couldn’t have been more thrilled! What a fun time we all had making cards, laughing, talking and sharing tips and our cards with one another. We demonstrated the Spellbinder Grand Caliber machine and the Martha Stewart corner and border punch sets. It couldn’t have gone better. I’ve attached a few pics of our cards and messy crafting table too. Nothing says “we’re makin’ stuff” than – an incredibly messy table, ha, ha!

Michales Stores holds their Scrap-Ins on the first Saturday of every month for $5 and students are encouraged to show up with their projects to work on. I welcome empty handed students as well to just come a play and gain inspiration for a craft. We always end up having a great time.

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A Card Set as a Gift

I made this “Critter Card Set” as a gift to someone. I just love the background paper and the stamped images with raw twine and occasional burlap, button brad, colored & coordinating bling etc…

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So, I have to ask, if you received these as a gift, would you be stoked?!

Background paper – DCWV “The Green Stack” 70% Recycled Paper

Stamped Images – Hampton Arts Foot Long “Woodland Animals” & Clear Dollar Stamps set “Home Tweet Home” ~ BOTH STAMP SETS I BORROWED FROM MY FRIEND KATHY (MY FELLOW CRAFTING FRIEND), Thanks Kathy!!!!!

Felt Pieces – Craftology

Bases – Recollection Card base Kits in Ivory

Stamp Ink Color – Memento Rhubarb Stalk

A Tip for the Hairdresser

So Valentine’s Day is a day to show those you love with a little gifty, right? I made this altered facial product tube for April, my hairdresser.

#1 – Cover tube with patterned paper

#2 – Adorn inside of tube with clay homemade flowers around round base

#3 – Fix/secure/glue shoes of vintage little girl on inside of tube

#4 – Adorn outside of tube including round surfaces on top & bottom

#5 – Add some dough (I added a lot this time because she always treats me so well and gives me extra love & attention) Also, my haircut was free, thanks ma :0)

#6 – Voila!

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Valentine Treat Boxes

Well, who can believe Valentine’s Day is approaching? I can! I’ve been crafting my little heart out with projects and more projects. One I’d love to share with you is made from a Spellbinders box die and is embellished with dimensional stickers, flowers  trim, washi tape, lace, painted clothespins, die cut hearts and gems. I stuffed each little box with some pink gift basket shred and two milk chocolate Lindor truffles.


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More Valentine projects to come!