Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Tonic Studios - Valentine's Day Keepsake Box

Hello Friends,
I have this Valentine's Day gift box up on the Tonic Studios Blog created with some of their wonderful products. For complete instructions on how to make this gift box, please go to Blog Tonic USA HERE.

Thanks for visiting! Hugs!


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - Wildwood Cottage Collection Gift Box

Hello Friends,
Come away with us and discover the whimsical world of Wildwood Cottage, the newest collection by Heartfelt Creations. Unleash your imagination and explore magical gardens filled with light and airy florals, chirping birds, fluttering butterflies and of course the playful and enchanting sprites that call these gardens home. Create your very own captivating fairy garden with this extraordinary collection featuring four beautifully illustrated cling stamp sets and coordinating dies! Fill your fanciful garden scenes with playful fairies, dimensional garden accents, cheery florals and of course enchanting cottages for the spirited sprites to call home. The softly hued paper collection is sprinkled with pretty garden shades resembling moss like greens, lilac lavenders, pansy purples and hydrangea blues accented with daisy like yellows, whites and petunia pinks! Delicate chevrons, ornate floral swirls, along with dainty polka dots and eyelet lace like designs are just a few of the graceful finishes showcased among this decorative paper collection and have been incorporated into heartwarming full page cottage and garden scenes ideal for scrapbook layouts, as well as various sized premade card front panels ideal for quick and easy card bases! The perfect collection to add a touch of sunshine, and bring smiles to the faces of friends and loved ones during those long winter days!

Products Used:

HCD1-7125 Wildwood Florals Die
HCDP1-274 Wildwood Cottage Paper Collection

Other Products:

Spellbinders Platinum Machine, Nuvo Glitter Drops – White Blizzard, Nuvo Crystal Drops – Ivory Seashell, Silk Ribbon, Glue Gun, Want 2 Scrap Adhesive Pearl Strips.

Project Instructions:

Die cut gift box base with Gift Box and Mini Snow Flakes die set from Wildwood Cottage paper collection. Fold at scored lines and glue tabs to assemble box base.
Die cut 2 tags with Snow Kissed Flakes and Tag die set from Wildwood Cottage paper. Adhere tags to gift box base. Adhere Pearl Strips around front tag.

Die cut multiple flowers and leaves with Wildwood Florals die set from Wildwood Cottage paper. Shape flowers with Deluxe Flower Shaping kit and adhere to front of gift box. Use Nuvo Crystal Drops for the center of flowers and Nuvo Glitter Drops on the petals to add some sparkle.
Tie a bow to close gift box using pink silk ribbon.

 Thanks for visiting! Hugs!


Monday, January 9, 2017

Tonic Studios - Traditional Hearts Valentine's Day Card

Hello Friends,
I have this Valentine's Day card up on the Tonic Studios Blog created with some of their wonderful products. For complete instructions on how to make this card, please go to Blog Tonic USA HERE.

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day!


January Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop Winner

Hello Friends,
Thank you for the wonderful comments, I appreciate every single one of you who took the time to leave a comment.
The lucky winner of the Spellbinders More Than Milk Carton die set is: Anita Kejriwal

She posted:
This is such a beautiful project. The die is fabulous and one can create great gift boxes with these with so much ease. I would love to have this. Thanks for the opportunity.

Congrats Anita!! I will be emailing you soon. I can't wait to see what you will be making with this die set.

To all my sweet followers, stay tuned for I will be offering more prizes from my Spellbinders first  Collection of dies as a licensed designer called Special Occasions and my new just released Celebrate the Day Collection.
To see all my Spellbinders die set designs please go Here.

Thanks for visiting! Hugs!


Thursday, January 5, 2017

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop - Valentine's Day Boxes

Hello Friends,
Welcome to the January Craft Hoarders Anonymous Hop! You should be coming to my blog from Donna's BlogTo start at the beginning of the hop, and for the full list of Bloggers, go to Gloria's Blog. For my project today, I decided to make these Valentine's Day boxes created with Spellbinders More Than Milk Carton Die Set. These boxes were really easy to make, all the work is in the die set. 


1. Die cut box base using Spellbinders More Than Milk Carton Die Set from designer cardstock. Die cut top layers using the same die set as pictured below. 

2. Adhere top layers to box base with tape runner. Then fold at the scored lines created by the die. 

3. Assemble box by taping the side flap and bottom of the box. 

4. Wrap ribbon around top of box and make a bow. 

5. Punch several hearts and attach to center of box using foam squares. Next, glue heart to top of box as pictured. 

I have an extra set of this "More Than a Milk Carton" die set, be sure to leave a comment here on my blog for a chance to win this die set!!!
I will announce the winner of this die set on Monday, January 9th. Good luck!!


Paper: Prima Marketing Inc - Rossibelle Paper Collection 
Other Supplies: Tape Runner - E-Z Runner Micro - Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, 3D Foam Squares - Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Heart Punch. 

Be sure to visit the links below for more inspiration.

Have a wonderful day!


Friday, December 16, 2016

Spellbinders Party Favor Boxes for the Holidays

Hello Friends,
I'm up on the Spellbinders Blog to show you how to make these cute Holiday Party Favor Boxes. They are super easy to make and perfect for Christmas, Hanukkah or New Year's celebrations.

To make these boxes I used one of the die sets I designed for Spellbinders called Surprise Me Box from the Special Occasions Collection

Go to the Spellbinders Blog HERE for instructions and a tutorial on how to make these party favor boxes.

Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Heartfelt Creations - Woodsy Wonderland Collection

Hello Friends,
Take an adventure on the path less traveled and lose yourself in an enchanting woodsy wonderland filled with magnificent wildlife, beautiful scenic expanses and delicate field flowers. Heartfelt Creations invites you to explore the new Woodsy Wonderland Collection. Step softly as to not spook the peaceful inhabitants or trample the native wildflowers as you set about exploring your surroundings.  Immerse yourself in a stunning paper collection showcasing a beautiful outdoor themed color palette of rushing river blues, orange and yellow sunset hues, grass like greens accented with the softest wildflower whites, deep purples, and posy pinks, pulled together and grounded with dark tree bark browns, sky blues and moss like greens.  Discover charming cottages, babbling brooks, and grassy fields boasting home to majestic deer, chattering squirrels, prancing skunks and frolicking foxes.  Bold stripes and crosshatch patterns will remind you of trampled wildlife trails, creating eye catching backgrounds for the tiny woodland creatures depicted on the varying sizes of premade card panels or within the three extremely detailed and realistic forest themed cling stamp sets which provide the ideal elements for creating your very own woodsy wonderland on your next paper crafting project.  Pair with the coordinating dies to create dimensional forest scenes laden with fallen tree stumps, grassy knolls, darting rabbits, scampering raccoons, decorative butterflies and song filled birds all at play in majestically treed forests!  So, breathe deeply, exhale and allow the beauty of our enchanting woodlands to bring a sense of wonder, calm and peace to your soul as you craft your cares and worries away in the tranquility of our Woodsy Wonderland Collection.  

Products Used:

Other Products:

Neenah Papers Natural White and Green Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Spellbinders Windows of Memories Die Set, Spellbinders Platinum Machine, Nuvo Glitter Drops – White Blizzard, Twine, Ranger Distress Ink (Brushed Corduroy, Peeled Paint).

Project Instructions:

Create a 6” x 6” card base from kraft cardstock. Cut a smaller layer from green cardstock, adhere to card base.
Die cut frame with Spellbinders Windows of Memories die set from brown Woodsy Wonderland paper collection. Glue on green layer.
Using same die frame, die cut critters and flowers from paper collection, glue to frame as pictured.
Stamp birds and bunny with Woodsy Critters stamp set with brown ink, die cut with coordinating Woodsy Critters die set. Color with distress inks and glue to card.
Stamp leaves with Woodsy Treescape stamp set, die cut with coordinating Woodsy Landscape die. Color leaves with distress ink and shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.
Stamp Delightful Daisies with Harvest ink onto natural white cardstock, die cut with Delightful Daisy die. Color daisies with distress ink, shape with shaping tool and glue to card. Glue leaves under flowers as pictured.

Make a bow with twine and glue under flowers. 

Thanks for visiting! 


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Black Friday Blog Hop

Hello Friends,
Welcome to Heartfelt Creations Black Friday Blog Hop! Be sure to leave a comment below for a chance to get a wonderful prize from Heartfelt Creations. The hop will finish on Monday, November 28th at 11.59 P.M and the winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook on Wednesday, November 30th. Today I have a foldout card to share with you created with HC new products.

It’s a Beautiful Life Card

Products Used:

HCD1-7118 Delicate Border Basics Die
HCD1-7119 Classic Border Basics Die
HCCF1-444-2  5” x 7” Foldout Cards White

Other Products:

Neenah Papers - Solar White Cardstock, Ranger Distress Inks (Carved Pumpkin, Wilted Violet, Peeled Paint), Scrapbook Adhesive by 3-L Tape Runner, Glue Gun.

Project Instructions:

Die cut borders to 5” x 7” White Foldout Card using leaf border from Delicate Border Basics Die Set. Die cut panels using Classic Border Basics Die and Classic Rose Paper Collection. Adhere panels to Foldout Card.
Stamp multiple flowers from Classic Rose cling stamps set with black ink onto white cardstock, die cut with coordinating Classic Rose die. Color flowers with distress inks and then shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Layer petals to form roses using hot glue gun.

Stamp leaves from the stamp set with green ink onto white cardstock, die cut with coordinating die and then shape. Glue flowers and leaves to card as pictured above.

This is the prize list of what the winner of the Blog Hop will receive:

1x Delicate Border Basic Die
1 x Classic Border Basics Die
1 x Fleur Border Basics Die
1 x Elegant Border Basics Die
1 x pack of 4 1 1/4" x 5 1/2" Foldout cards Black
1 x pack of 4 1 1/4" x 5 1/2" Foldout cards White
1 x pack of 4 1 1/4" x 5 1/2" Foldout cards Kraft
1 x pack of 5" x 7" Foldout cards Black
1 x pack of 5" x 7" Foldout cards White
1 x pack of 5" x 7" Foldout cards Kraft
1 x pack of 6" x 6" Foldout cards Black
1 x pack of 6" x 6" Foldout cards White
1 x pack of 6" x 6" Foldout cards Kraft

These are the ladies from the HC Design Team participating in the Blog Hop:

Candy Slabaugh
Anita Kejriwal
Amarilys Doria
Debbie Seyer
Joann Jamieson-Larkin
Glenda Brooks
Maureen K Russell
Susan Smit 
Karan Gerber
Marie Gamber
Olga Jewell
Angelica Turner
Tracy McLennon
Marisa Job (here)
Rajni Chawla
Martine Smith
Tracey Fehr
Alicia Barry
Kathy Roney
Sandy Hulsart
Lori Williams
Liz Walker

Thanks for visiting! Hugs!


Friday, November 11, 2016

Spellbinders "Windows of Memories" Die Set

Hello friends! I am so excited about the release of my first collection as a Licensed Designer for Spellbinders called Special Occasions. Today I have a vintage card to share with you created with one of my die sets in this collection called Windows of Memories. This die set has so many different options, you can use your favorite pictures for a photo collage card or layout, you can also use Christmas designer papers for a Christmas card, the possibilities are endless. I think this card is perfect for a wedding, anniversary or Valentine’s Day.


1. Trim a piece of kraft cardstock to 6” x 12” with paper trimmer. Fold in half to form a 6” x 6” card base.
2. Trim pattern paper to 5 7/8” x 5 7/8” and adhere to card base.
3. Die cut frame and inserts with Windows of Memories Die Set from double sided pattern paper. You can use the die to cut specific areas of the pattern paper. Adhere frame to the card base first and then the inserts. 

4. Die cut multiple flowers and leaves using the dies included in the  Windows of Memories Die Set from white cardstock. Color flowers with distress inks using the Tool ‘n One foam refills. Shape petals with Tool ‘n One Stylus Tips and then glue together to form flowers. You can also use a brad to layer the leaves and flower petals together.

5. Glue flowers and leaves to top and bottom of the card as pictured below. Make 2 bows using white silk ribbon and adhere under flowers.

Here is another version of the same card using a different pattern paper. The flower petals and leaves in this card were layered together using brads. This card is featured on the packaging of the Windows of Memories Die Set.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies: Kraft and white cardstock, Maja Design Paper – Vintage Romance, Prima Marketing – Tales of You & Me Paper Collection (for the second card), Ranger Distress Inks (Peeled Paint, Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar), May Arts White Silk Ribbon, E-Z Runner by Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L.

Stay tuned for more projects coming soon created with the Special Occasions Collection. You can see the 8 die sets in this collection by going to the Spellbinders website HERE
Also, my friend Stacey who owns Scrapbooking Made Simple carries my dies. Go to her online store HEREshe ships in the USA and also internationally.

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Heartfelt Creations - Pampered Pooch Collection

Hello Friends,
There’s nothing better than sharing time with your four legged fur baby, soaking in the adoration found in their bright eyes, the love displayed through their wagging tails and those endless supplies of slobbery kisses! Whether you’re enjoying the antics of a young energy filled and mischievous puppy, or the relaxed and laid back company of an older furry friend, you are sure to fall in love with the new Pampered Pooch Collection by Heartfelt Creations! This newest paper collection is filled with adorable fun loving illustrations of heartwarming pooches, their favorite treats, and pretty floral touches all set against beautiful shades of denim blues, grassy greens, chocolate browns and crisp creams. The four captivating cling stamp sets include charming illustrations of man’s best friends at play, sitting pretty and even causing just a slight paw-full of trouble. These adorable images have been coupled with a multitude of sentiments perfect for so many different occasions and are ideal for the young and the young at heart! Cute dimensional pooch themed embellishments such as doggie bone shaped treats, paw prints, collars and of course a collection of fun loving furry friends themselves are easy to achieve when pairing the coordinating cling stamps and die combinations. So relax, get creative and celebrate great memories of canine friends both past and present, create a little something special for that puppy adoring friend who’s going through a “ruff” time, or simply lay back and bask in the joy of life as our wet nosed, fur covered friends do as we share with you the Pampered Pooch Collection…drool not included!

Life is Better with You in it Card

Products Used:

HCPC-3760 Paw-fect Pooches Cling Stamps
HCD1-7116 Paw-fect Pooches Die
HCD1-7116 Paw-fect Pooches Die
HCDP1-272 Pampered Pooch Collection

Other Products: White, Green and Kraft Cardstock, Ranger Distress Inks, Copic Markers (E30, E31, E25, Y38, R83), Nuvo Gimmer Paste Moonstone, Foam Tape.

Project Instructions:

Cut a 6” x 12” piece of kraft cardstock, crease at 1 ½”, 3” and 7 ½”.  Fold at creases to create a 4 ½” x 6” card base.
Cover panels with Pampered Pooch paper collection. Cut out 3 card fronts from paper collection, mat with kraft cardstock and then adhere to card base using foam tape.
Stamp puppies from Paw-fect Pooches stamp set on white cardstock with brown ink, die cut with coordinating die. Color with Copic markers and adhere to card front panel.
Stamp Delightful Daisies on white cardstock with Peanut Brittle ink, color center of daisies with the same ink. Stamp leaves on green cardstock. Shape daisies with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, embellish center of daisies with Prills, brush Nuvo glimmer paste on petals and then adhere to card. Glue leaves under daisies as pictured.

Thanks for visiting! Hugs!