Monthly Archives: December 2017

Miss Ewe Kid’s Cards




These are standard horizontal top fold A2 cards on thick white cardstock.  The sheep stamp, sentiment and sheep die are from Stamps of Life (sheep2stamp and matching die set).  I also used a dotted circle framelit from Stamps of Life.  The paper is from the same company and called the “Grateful Collection.”  The word bubbles were cut using the “Word Bubbles (Stampin’ Up! retired),” set.   DSP cuts are 4″ by 3″, one laid vertically and one laid horizontally.  I cut the small flowers from DSP using a small flower punch from SU (retired).


Two more love cards using the same stamps and dies, plus the “Me&You” pattern paper collection from Stamps for Life.


Truly Masculine


Supplies:  Truly Tailored stamp set by Stampin’ Up!  2018 Occasions Catalog and the Tailored Tag punch from the same catalog.

Card #1 is a horizontal top fold standard A2 card

CS:  Crumb Cake A2 card, Night of Navy 2″ x 5.25″ strip, 2.75″ x .5″ strip under the sentiment piece, Very Vanilla for the sentiment piece.

DSP:  Truly Gentleman herringbone pattern 5.25″ x 4″ for the first layer and bow tie pattern 5.25″ x 7.75″ for the center strip.

Ink: Night of Navy

Card #2 is a horizontal top fold standard A2 card

CS:  Basic Black (cuts – A2 card base, 4.75’x 2.25,” and 3.75″x 2.5″) Whisper White sentiment punch

DSP: “A Little Foxy” (retired)

Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black

Embellishments:  Small heart punched out of Black CS and a black ribbon knot.



Delightful Daisy Calendar Fridge Magnet




Supply List:

4×4 Chipboard coaster, or chipboard, or any 4×4 heavy cardstock base, self-stick calendar pads (mine are from and are 3×2.24 inches), dimensionals, pearl strips, Daisy Punch (Stampin’ Up!), Delightful Daisy DSP (2017 Stampin’ Up!), coordinating card stock, self-stick magnetic business card magnets, 1.5″ circle punch.

The chip board coasters I used had rounded edges.  I rounded the edges of all of the paper cuts to match, with the exception of the top of the card stock the calendar is adhered to.

Paper Cuts:  DSP – 4×4″ and 3.5×3.5″  CS – 3.75″ and 2.5 x 3.25 (for the Vippies calendar I used).  Using a corner rounder, round the corners of all of your cuts, with the exception of the top side of the CS the calendar is mounted on.  Cut two flowers using the Daisy Punch.  Cut one flower center.

I brushed the edges of all of my papers with a sponge dauber with coordinating ink.

Adhere your paper layers, starting with DSP on top of the coaster or chip board.  Make sure the paper is adhered in the center as well as the edges, so the weight of the calendar does not pull your paper away from the coaster or chip board.  Set the calendar base aside.  Attach your flower or embellishment to the top corner of the piece.  Adhere your calendar to the calendar base.  Use dimensionals to adhere the calendar base to your layered 4×4 piece.  This will lift it above the flower embellishment.  I added a row of pearls across the top of the calendar top.  Adhere your magnet to the back of your completed calendar.   Done and done!


Here is one for those Disney folks, I made out of scraps:


Christmas Light Snoopy


On Dec. 26, 2012, I posted a Snoopy punch art card I had created for Operation Write Home.  It was Snoopy lying on his army tent missing those back home.  I have a friend this year who is all things Snoopy at Christmas.  I decided to create the same Snoopy on his dog house with Christmas lights.  The tools used are listed below the picture.


This is a top fold horizontal A2 card.  To create the top of the dog house, I cut a piece of red card stock 4″ x 2.”  I diagonally cut each side of the roof to make the top length of the roof 3.5.”  The base of the dog house is 1″ x 3.5.”  I scored both the roof and the house at 1/2″ intervals to create a wood look and then brushed the edges of both pieces with a light brown (Crumb Cake SU), ink with an ink dauber.  I placed the dog house base where I wanted it and laid the roof over the top and secured.

The Christmas light string and lights are a die cut from Stamps of Life called “christmastree2stamp dies.”

The punches used to create Snoopy are all from SU, most retired:

Snoopy’s Head is the Full Heart Punch.  His leg/paw is the Classic Label Punch.  His nose is a Word Window Punch, or you could use a small circle.  Snoopy’s ear and back spot were created with the wing on the Bird Builder Punch.  Snoopy’s tail is a leaf from the branch of the Bird Builder Punch.  Snoopy’s hind leg is a 3/4″ circle.  All Snoopy pieces were brushed to give them dimension using Crumb Cake Ink and a sponge dauber.  Snoopy’s hat was created with the Hat Builder Punch.

The Merry Christmas sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes; SU.

Ornamental Mickey Mouse


We all have those Disney folks in our families, so wanted to make a few of these special Mickey cards just for them.

The stamp sets I used were Christmas Pines, and Snowflake Sentiments from Stampin’ Up!   I also used the long-retired Ornament Keepsakes along with the matching Holiday Dies (SU).  The snowflake on the ornament is heat embossed in white.  The ornament cap is heat embossed in silver.  Mickey’s ears were made with a 1″ circle punch.


Warm Winter Hot Cocoa Wishes



The featured stamp and die set is from Stamps of Life called “hotchocolate2stamp,” and the coordinating die by the same name.  It was a current set at the time of this posting.  The snowflake folder was from Sizzix.  The dsp and embellishment were from my stash of retired Stampin’ Up! products.  The snowflake die was from “Trim Your Stockings thinlits dies,” current 2017 SU Holiday catalog.  This card is perfect for winter greetings or for those who do not celebrate Christmas.

Check out the 3 other cards I made with this same set, below.  Enjoy!



Merry Medley

Merry Medley

Wanted to share a bunch of different Christmas cards I have made this year to inspire your last minute card making.  This is literally a “merry medley” of cards for you to enjoy.   Hope your 2017 Christmas Season is everything you want it to be!


Be Merry Weave


These cards are standard A2 cards with embossed card fronts.  Card #1 is a horizontal top fold and card #2 is a vertical side fold.  (Scroll all the way to the bottom for a bonus card idea!)

All of the supplies used to create this card were from Stampin’ Up!

Paper: Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White Card Stock, Be Merry DSP (2017 annual catalog)

Ink: Cherry Cobbler

Stamp Sets:  Merry Mistletoe (2017), and Teeny Tiny Wishes (2017)

Embellishments:  three rhinestones and silver cord

Tools/Die Cuts: Layering Ovals Framelits, Argyle embossing folder (retired), Classic Label punch (2017

How to do it:  Cut 1/2″ strips of the DSP you desire to weave.  For each weave, you will need 6 horizontal strips and 6 vertical strips.  If you are doing the horizontal card, you will turn the finished product the opposite direction.  Pay attention to the orientation of designs on your paper when deciding to cut the paper horizontally or vertically.  You may need a combination of both for each card.  Note the paper with the reindeer pattern strips on both cards.  You don’t want upside down or sideways reindeer!

To make my strips, I cut several 12″ by .5″ strips and then cut the strips in half to weave.  For the base of your weave, cut a piece of CS 3″x3.”  For the vertical card, place five strips vertically, then weave six strips horizontally.  Tighten the weave up and adhere it to your base.  Center the weave on the base before you adhere, you don’t want the base to show. Using paper snips, carefully trim the overhanging ends of the woven strips at different lengths and angles.  Ideally you want to center the weave onto your card.

Emboss your card base and if desired, brush the edges using ink on a dauber.  Stamp your reindeer or other image onto cardstock and die cut your center piece.  Die cut your under layer out of red card stock.  Brush the edges of your stamped piece with ink if desired.  Adhere your stamped center piece onto the under layer.  On the bottom of your stamped center piece, using adhesive strips to keep it in place, layer your metallic thread.  I wound the cord around my hand four times and adhered the circle I created with that to the stamped center piece.

Attach your card front to your card base.  Attach your woven piece to your desired location on your card.  Using dimensionals or double sided tape, attach your stamped center piece and cord to the woven piece.  Add a sentiment if desired.  Embellish with rhinestones.

These woven pieces are a great way to showcase papers that you love together.  I have included a similar card I made for the fall.

Painted Weave


Christmas Cat2stamp



Today’s card was created using a combination of stamps and dies by Stamps of Life and supplies and embellishments from Stampin’ Up!

Card Size:  This is a standard horizontal A2 card with an embossed card front.

Paper:  Cherry Cobbler CS, Whisper White CS, Garden Green CS, Designer Series Paper 2017, silver foil paper, all by SU

Ink: Memento Black and Cherry Cobbler by SU

Stamp Set: Cat2stamp by Stamps of Life, Jolly Friends by SU (hat)

Embellishments:  Rhinestones and Cherry Cobbler Baker’s twine.

Tools/Die Cuts: Sizzix snowflake embossing folder, Christmastree2stamp Dies, Cat2stamp Dies (Stamps of Life), heat tool, silver embossing powder, Hat Builder Punch (SU).

How to do it: I cut the Christmas tree outline out of Garden Green CS.  I die cut the interior papers.  The tree layers fig together like a puzzle. I glued each layer of paper to the Garden Green tree.  I die cut the garland out of silver foil paper with sizzix adhesive attached to the back.  I peeled the die cuts off and adhered them to the tree.  I stamped the cat image onto dsp and then cut it using the matching die.  I stamped the hat accents onto dsp and cut them with the Hat Builder punch.  I cut the main part of the hat out of Cherry Cobbler CS.  I adhered the hat together with glue and attached to the cat.  I stamped the fish bones onto white paper with Versamark and then used silver embossing powder.  I cut the fish out with the fish bones die.  I punched a small hole on the end and added the baker’s twine bow.

I embossed the white card front using the snowflake folder and attached it to the card base.  I then added the tree.  I adhered the cat with dimensionals to give it lift over the tree.  I embellished with rhinestones.

Fun card for cat lovers!


Black and White Christmas


Merry Christmas

was created with Stampin’ Up! supplies unless otherwise stated.  The details are below:This card

Card Size:  A2.  The card front is two pieces of DSP.  I cut the top piece 2.5 Inches and the bottom 2.75 inches (have the bottom layover and glue to the top to create one 4 x 5.25″ piece. Trim the finished card front if needed to make your edges match on all sides. Cover with ribbon to hide the seam and adhere the ribbon to the back of the card front.

Paper:  Basic Black CS and “Merry Little Christmas DSP (2017 Occasions catalog),” Whisper White CS

Ink:  Memento Black Ink

Stamp Set:  Snowflake Sentiments

Embellishments:  Metallic Foil Doilies cut in half, rhinestones and silver edged black ribbon from a LSS.  The bow is a triple-bow.

Tools/Die Cuts:  Stitched Shapes Framelits and Layering Squares Framelits.  The overall size of the center sentiment piece is 2.75″ x 2.75″ including the black underlay.


Peaceful Christmas



This card was created with the Stampin’ Up! products listed below.  I think you will agree the combination of colors and papers make it soft, peaceful and serene.

Measurements:  This is a standard A2 card and card front.

Paper:  Heavy Whisper White and Soft Sky CS from Stampin Up.  The glitter paper was from my stash sourced from a LSS.

Ink:  Soft Sky applied with a sponge dauber as well as stamped images and sentiments.

Die Cuts:  Card Front Builder by SU, the “peace” die was from unknown source.

Embossing:  The embossing in the trees was created with the Seaside embossing folder.

Stamp Sets:  Christmas Pines (snowflakes on front and envelope decor), and Peaceful Pines (interior sentiment).

How to do it:  Using my magnetic die platform, I placed the tree and moon/stars dies on the card front piece.  I cut the deer on a separate piece of paper.  Set the tree and deer cut outs aside.  I cut a piece of Soft Sky a little smaller than the card front and embossed the lower half (enough to show behind the trees).

I cut the double tree and deer cuts out of white glitter paper and glued them to the same cuts I had saved.  My glitter paper was very flimsy so it needed to be on a sturdier base.

Using a sponge dauber, I brushed the edges of the card and the single white tree with Soft Sky.  I sponged the CS below the tree die cuts for shadowing.  I then stamped the snowflakes on the front of the card.

I adhered my card front to the embossed piece of Soft Sky, with the embossed portion showing through the trees.  I used a double sided 1/8″ tape.  I adhered the card front to the card base.  I then adhered the glitter trees and deer to the card.  I used a dimensional to adhere the front tree and support it.

The “peace” die was cut from Soft Sky CS with a Sizzix adhesive sheet stuck to the back.  I peeled it and placed it on the card.  I then used three rhinestones to embellish.

My favorite aspect of this card is the use of the embossing folder to give the trees the horizontal texture and depth.


Cookie’s Christmas


Been a long time since I posted, but decided I needed to figure out a way to both keep track of my projects as well as to inspire fellow paper crafters.   I subscribe to several blogs and I know they keep my mind stimulated.

Today I am sharing a creation I made using a combination of supplies from Stamps For Life as well as Stampin’ Up! products.

The featured stamp set is “birthday4cookie,” by Stephanie Barnard’s team at Stamps for Life.  The details are below:

Cookie Christmas

  1. Stamp sets used – “birthday4cookie,” and a combination of “christmastree2stamp” (Stamps of Life), and “Santa Paws” (Stampin’ Up!), for the inside and envelope front.
  2. Die sets used – “Cookie Dies,” and “Christmastree2stamp dies,” both by Stamps of Life
  3. Paper Used – Cherry Cobbler CS by SU, and designer series Christmas papers by SU, silver foil paper by SU.
  4. Tools/Accessories – Santa Hat paper punch by SU.  SU dimensionals under the dogs and a small cotton ball embellishment on the santa hat adhered with glue.
  5. Cookie2

Don’t forget to decorate the inside of the card as well as the envelope!