January 30, 2023

'Tis the season

Good Morning and Merry Monday - for today's card I used papers from a 6x6 paper pad and then added a couple of elements.

I started by die-cutting a panel using a frame die, I added a second panel on top using a different pattern from the paper pad. I cut out a coordinating sentiment panel and popped it up with foam tape.

I added some twine and a part from a holly branch with some red gems.

Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - Violet Studios, Penny Black - Sealed Holly Sprig & zig zag stackers, twine,  gems.

Did you know: A sneeze travels out of your mouth at more than 100 mph.

Happy Crafting,

January 3, 2023


I don't think I am alone when I say I have two crafting hobbies, one is creating cards,  the other is buying craft supplies. 

Last fall I decided I was going to destash some of my supplies and I started to go through my stash, and I found a few things that instead of putting them in the pile to get rid of I decided I would make something with them.

This card is made with a large rub-on. I used panel of heavy smooth cardstock and added the rub-on image. I layered the panel with a piece of purple cardstock.

I die cut a lantern stem from the same purple cardstock. I stamped the sentiment and layered it then adhered it with some foam tape.

I finished the cards with some gems.

Supplies: White and purple cardstock, 49th and Market - Rub-on Transfer, Simon Says Stamp - Chinese Lantern Stem, Spellbinders - Sentiment, gems.

Did you know: Most people are unable to laugh on command.

Happy Crafting,

January 1, 2023

Celebrating you

Happy New Year :)

I used three coordinating patterned papers for this card, I layered them along side each other with varied widths.

I die cut the branch and added bits of foam tape behind leaves to pop random leaves up. I cut the sentiment strip and popped it up with foam tape then finished the card with some dew drop gems.

Supplies: White and cardstock, Simon Says Stamp - Sentiment Strip and Privet Branch die-cut, gems.

Did you know: The first New Year’s celebration dates back 4,000 years. Julius Caesar, the emperor of Rome, was the first to declare Jan. 1 a national holiday. He named the month after Janus, the Roman god of doors and gates. Janus had two faces, one looking forward and one looking back. Caesar felt that a month named after this god would be fitting.

Hello 2023.