Monday, March 30, 2015

Very basic butterfly

Sometimes it's nice to make a simple, quick card and this one is definitely it. I used Bermuda Bay for the base and ink. You can make quite a few of those in no time at all once you have all your colors coordinated. Enjoy!
Here is the same idea with Calypso Coral. Enjoy!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Flap Fold Card

  This is a  fun card that is pretty simple to make.

Take a 11 by 4 1/4 cardstock (Daffodil Delight, in this case) and score it at 4 1/4 and 8 1/2. Use a 2 inch circle punch to punch out a circle in the middle of the score line between the smaller flap and the middle section.

I embossed 3 3/4 white square and attached it to the front of the card. At that point, stamp the flower, punch it out with 1 3/8 circle punch. Done? Good. Now punch out a 1 3/4 scalloped circle in Melon Mambo and glue the flower to it. Now it's time to put the card together. Decorate it to your liking or needs and make sure to give it away!
Oh yeah, I almost forgot... You man not see it in the picture but I used adhesive sheets on the big flower and the little flower and drenched them in glitter. A figured that a little bling-bling could not hurt anyone!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Flap over treat bag with envelope punch board

Have you had enough of the Envelope Punch Board yet? There is so much that you can do with it!
For this project I used a 12 by 12  designer paper and the Envelope Punch Board.
Score and punch at 1 1/2, rotate and score and punch at 3. Repeat on the following two sides.
Flip the paper over and repeat exactly what you did on the first side of the paper.
Now it's time to embellish but before you do that, don't forget to put some goodies inside!
Pootles shows exactly how it's done HERE.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Tissue box card

Today I am using a stamp from the Serene Silhouettes stamp set along with the Old Navy and Real Red cardstock and ribbon. The card is pretty basic but inside.....
yes... inside is... a SURPRISE

If this does not put a smile one someone's face then I don't know what would! ... Well maybe a bowl of ice cream would but that's not our department at the moment!
All you need is a 6 by 3 designer paper scored on the LONG side at 1 3/8, 2 6/8,4 1/8 and 5 1/2. Use a 3/4 circle punch to punch out two wholes which will be the top of your tissue box.
Trim it with the scissors or alternatively use an oval punch instead of the 3/4 circle punch to created the hole.

Assemble the tissue box. Put some tissue in it. And Voila!


Friday, March 20, 2015

Easter basket with envelope punch board

Easter baskets! Yay! I'm telling you, you can almost make anything you want from paper!
You will need an 8 by 8 piece of paper and envelope punch board. Score and punch at 2 inches on all sides. Flip it over and score and punch at 2 inches on all sides once again. You should see a score line patter such as the one below.
Follow the four cut lines as on the picture below....

Now start folding......

And folding some more...

The basket it coming to life, I tell you!
After the first one, the rest  will be a breeze!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Easter milk carton treat box

Yet another super cute idea for your Easter table. Why not make it a place card with your guests name on it?!? Is it big? No. Is it adorable? But of course! You will still be able to fit 5 chocolate eggs in it.
All you need is a 4 1/8 by 6 cardstock.
Score the long side at 1 3/8, 2 3/4, 4 1/8 and 5 1/2.
And the short side at 1 3/8, 2 3/4 and 3 5/8.
Easy enough, isn't it?!?
You can see Poodles making this creation HERE.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Swing out Blooms Card

I love Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay together! As you know I enjoy different folds and this one definitely caught my eye. It displays very nicely as well! Enjoy!

8-1/2 x 5-1/2 Bermuda Bay Cardstock
3 x 3 Whisper White Cardstock
3-1/4 x 3-1/4 Melon Mambo Cardstock
5 x 6 Whisper White Cardstock (scored at 2 and 4)
You can see HERE how Julie D. made her beautiful card.


Friday, March 13, 2015

Bunny and Chick Easter treat boxes

Easter time is approaching and with it a variety of cute things that we can create with paper, of course!. I saw Julie make these cute treats and could not resist  but make them as well. You can put them into baskets or use them at the Easter table as place cards.
CUUUUTEE, aren't they!

For the chick I used the only scalloped punch that I have which is 1 3/4 and it worked fine, however, a little bit larger would have been probably better. You can make 6 of them from one sheet of cardstock.

You can watch Julie Davidson to see how it's done HERE.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Pop-Up Presents Birthday Card

This was one of my workshop cards. The idea behind it was to create a totally fun, bright and screaming card which hopefully I have achieved.
Paper used is Real Red, Pool Party and designer paper. I used black ink on the Big Day stamp set (did I mention that's it's still FREE with a $50 purchase?) and Bermuda Bay and Real Red marker. Twine, the clip and the little bling bling just add that little party touch to it. Oh I almost forgot... I used glue pen on the word "Celebrate" and covered it, as well as the rest of my face, my dog's face, my room, my husband's shoes and my own shoes... in dazzling diamonds glitter. After all, it's not a party until... everything is covered in glitter.

Surprise!! As if though the outside of the card was not fun enough!

For the inside I used a white piece of paper 11 by 5, scored in the middle.

Julie Davidson shows how it's done in this short video. Enjoy!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Butterfly garden

What happens when you cannot sleep at night? Well, this happens! My butterfly adventure is far from over, as you can see.  I really love easel cards. You can click HERE for general idea on how to make them. They display so beautifully. Today I used Pear Pizzaz and Soft Saffron paper as well as the free designer paper from the Sal-a-bration catalog. Inks used are So Saffron and Pear Pizzaz. Enjoy!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Pretty girl

Sometimes I get so caught up in the newest paper and the newest stamps and the newest techniques that I forget about all the "old" cards from long, long time ago. I was just going thru my archive from the beginning of my card making adventures and I came across this very card. It put a big smile on my face and I wanted to share it with you. Besides having fun making this card (with punches only) and creating a pretty darn cute dog, I think it was a sign that I would in the future be a proud owner of a doggie girl. We have her now and we love her to pieces.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


Pool Party Paper
Whisper White Paper
Designer Paper
 Melon Mambo ink
Daffodil Delight ink
Black ink
Lotus Blooms stamp set
I decided to cut the flowers out just because I could and had little nifty scissors that made the job easy for me.
Did you see this easy way to cut out a banner if  you don't have a cut out for it? You can use a square punch and this is how it goes.
 Flag Banner Using Square Punch
Banner Flag ends
There is almost nothing but banners on this card!

Monday, March 2, 2015

March Card for a Cause

Now that I am making Cards for a Cause for the Card Care Connection, I realize how fast the months are flying by. It just seems like yesterday when I was posting the February Card for a Cause.  I am enjoying the Butterfly Basics stamp set from the Occasions Catalog and the coordinating framelits, so be ware, you will be seeing this stamp set in action in the coming weeks.

The colors used are Bermuda Bay and Old Olive. I think that I may change the color of the butterfly to make it pop out even more. I used markers to stamp the flowers.
Keep stamping, keep making cards, keep sending  them my way so I can forward them to Card Care Connection or simply bundle them as a gift for a dear friend of yours. You sure will put a smile on his/her face!