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Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder





I admit it; Stampin’ Up! does not make everything I want to use.  I do find fantastic stuff from other vendors from time to time, things I just have to have!  This coffee cup die and the matching stamps from The Stamps of Life, is one of those things.  Stampin’ Up! has nothing similar.  I did use Stampin’ Up! products for all of the other elements of this card.

I plan to make more of these great bagged gift cards in the future.  Thinking you might see more of them around Christmas time.  I plan to make designs that use elements on the front other than a coffee cup, i.e. a cupcake perhaps?  Stay tuned.

All of the supplies and cuts are listed below the photos.  Happy crafting and gifting!

What I used:


Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine       #143263              SU          pg 190 current catalog

Simply Scored Scoring Tool           #122334              SU          pg 185   current catalog

Botanical Builder Framelits           #140625              SU          pg 194 current catalog

Decorative Label Punch                 #120907              SU          pg 186 current catalog

Pretty Print Embossing Folder       Retired                 SU          Retired

“Coffee Cup Dies”                                                         Stamps of Life ( *coordinating stamps)



Birthday Blooms                              #139471              SU          pg202 current catalog

Clear Mount  (also available in wood mount)

*“Coffee4two”                                                              Stamps of Life

*Labels2use                                                                    Stamps of Life



Kraft Tag a Bag Gift Bags               #138315              SU          pg 176 current catalog

Pearl Basic Jewels                           #119247              SU          pg 177 current catalog

Rhinestone Basic Jewels                #119246              SU          pg 177 current catalog

3/8” Ruched Ribbon                        #141424              SU          pg 178 current catalog                   Dapper Denim

Tear and Tape Adhesive                 #138995              SU          pg 182 current catalog

Stampin’ Dimensionals                   #104430              SU          pg 182 current catalog

Multipurpose Liquid Glue               #110755              SU          pg 182 current catalog

Snail Adhesive                                  #104332              SU          pg 182 current catalog

Sponge Dauber                                #133773              SU          pg 180 current catalog




In Color DSP Paper Stack               #141408              SU          pg 174 current catalog                   2016-2018

Crumb Cake CS                                 #120953              SU          pg 170 current catalog

Dapper Denim CS                             #141414              SU          pg169 current catalog

Whisper White CS                            #100730              SU          pg 175 current catalog

Dapper Denim  Classic Ink             #141414              SU          pg 169 current catalog



Paper Cuts

Dapper Denim CS

Folded Card is 3.75” x 4.5 “ (cut one piece CS 3.75” by 9” – fold)

Crumb Cake CS

Cut three pieces 4” x 3.25”

score one piece with vertical ridges using Scoring Tool

emboss one piece with embossing folder

leave blank for inside sentiment

Cut one piece 2.25” x 3.25”

(score vertical ridges using Scoring Tool)

Cut one piece 4.75” x 1.5” to decorate envelope/bag – score vertical ridges using Scoring Tool

DSP – Dapper Denim Designer Series Paper Stack

Cut one piece 4.25” x 3.5”

Cut one piece 4.75” x 2.25” to decorate envelope/bag

Kraft Bag

Fold up the bottom of the bag until the depth of the bag is 5.25 inches.  This will be your “envelope”


Embellishments/Piecing it together

Attach one piece of ribbon to the center point of the 4” x 3.25” scored Crumbcake CS using Tear and Tape adhesive.  This will be for the front focal point of your card.

Using the Botanical Builder set, cut the flowers and centers out of Whisper White CS.  Brush the larger flowers edges with Dapper Denim ink (use Sponge Dauber).  Adhere flowers to coffee cup and outside of bag then apply jewels with glue.

Attach the completed/decorated coffee cup to the card using dimensionals.


To make the gift card pocket:

Using Tear and Tape adhesive, attach the ribbon to the top of the 2.25” x 3.25” scored Crumb Cake piece.  Using Tear and Tape adhesive, attach this piece to the bottom of the piece of Crumb Cake you embossed.  Adhere the sides and bottom only, the top piece will be the opening for your gift card.


Pokemon Go! Birthday Card


I have to admit, these instructions are mostly for me, in case I need to make one of these again.  I can’t believe how many different punches I used.  I do love punch art.  Half of the fun is finding the right punch to do the right job, without having to resort to creating something free-hand.

So I created this Pokemon Go! card for my grandson’s birthday.  The inside sentiment says “…collect a Happy Birthday.”  This game seems to be all the rage right now.  I hope you like my interpretation.

All supplies used are from Stampin’ Up!, with the exception of the alphabet used for the front and inside sentiment.


Poke’ ball


Circle Framelit 3.25” diameter (cut one red, one black)

1 3/8” circle punch (punch 1 black)

1” circle punch (punch 1 white)

¾” circle punch (punch 1 white)



Real Red CS

Whisper White CS

Basic Black CS




Stampin’ Dimensionals (for center of Poke’ ball and to raise Pikachu from card)




Cut two 3.25” circles, one red one white.  Cut either the red or the white one in half and glue that half onto the circle you left whole.  Cut a strip of black paper, ½” wide, longer than 3.25.”  Glue the black strip in the center of the ball, where the white and red meet.  Trim the black strip to the shape of the ball.


Glue your 1” white circle onto the center of the black 1 3/8” circle.  Glue them in the center of the poke’ ball on the black strip.  Put a dimensional in the center of the 1” white circle and then attach the ¾” to the dimensional.




All of these punches and tools are from Stampin’ Up!  Some are unfortunately retired, but you can find similar shapes in some of the newer framelits or other market sources.



Head:  1 ¼” square punch  – or cut square this size (yellow CS) using a corner chomper or the

Project Life Corner punch – “chomp” the corners off of the yellow square, this makes the head

Cheeks:  3/8” circle punch (cut two out of pink)

Eyes:  I used the Owl Builder Punch (cut two black circles)

Pupils:  I used the Sprinkles Punch (cut two white pupils)

Nose:  I used the Owl Builder Punch (cut one tiny black circle)

Mouth: I used a shape from the Sprinkles Punch (cut one red), or you can draw a black line mouth

Ears: I used the Festive Flower Builder Punch (cut two yellow ears and two black ears using the center design in the punch.

Body:  2” x 1 3/8” Oval Punch (cut one yellow)

Paws/legs: Word Window Punch (cut two yellow)

Tail: I cut a rectangle 1.5” by 1” and trimmed it with the 1.25” square punch (make one yellow)


Front Sentiment:


Word Bubbles Framelit Die

Alphabet from “Fiskers.”

Black StazOn Ink




Daffodil Delight CS

Blushing Bride CS

Basic Black CS (card base and parts of Pikachu)

Whisper White CS

DSP from my stash for the background

Crumb Cake Ink and dauber to brush edges of Pikachu pieces



Put the Pikachu together as shown.  I trimmed the two black ear pieces to glue to the top of the yellow ear pieces for ear detail.  I lifted the Pikachu from the card with dimensionals, so the word bubble would go behind.


The inside of the card says “…collect a Happy Birthday!”

Guy Greetings

Guy Greetings

Celebrate Your Special Guy!

Today’s offering is from the stamp set “Guy Greetings.”  It is available now, in the 2015-2016 catalog or in the new catalog, coming out on June 1.  It comes in either wood mount, clear-mount or photopolymer (the least priced).  While some of the other products I used are now retired, you can create a similar card using embossing folders, accents, punches and Framelits from the current catalog.

Other products used:
Card Stock – Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, and (New June 1), Dapper Denim.
Designer Series Paper – Typeset Specialty (p142 retiring catalog – Get it before May 31, 2016)
Other Stamp:  The Open Sea (retiring May 31 – the globe background)
Ink:  StazOn Black, Dapper Denim (sponged with daubers)
From My Stash:  brass brads (from another vendor), the retired Apothecary Accents Framelits, the retired Ticket Duo Punch and the retired Argyle embossing folder.

The set comes in wood mount #138825 $52.00, clear mount #138828 $39.00, or buy the photopolymer set now!   Just $26.00!  Guy Greetings Photopolymer



Guy Greetings Item #137178 Current Catalog


Finished Crafting Studio (submission for Stamp-n-Storage)


Welcome to my re-stylized crafting studio.  I want to take this opportunity share my favorite features.

Tons of Storage

I have what was previously an overwhelming number of inks and punches.  I found Stamp-n-storage online and saw they had the perfect products to contain my collection.  I removed the wooden doors from the closet.  I inserted an entertainment unit I already had and some cube storage units.  I added the units from Stamp-n-storage.  My husband fashioned a curtain rod from conduit pipe.  I purchased a shallow bookshelf from Ikea.  I purchased curtains and a curtain topper for my window, to coordinate all of my storage spaces and make the room look chic and neat.

The desk was fashioned from an Ikea corner desk and a table.  My husband added locking mechanisms on the bottom to keep the two surfaces joined tightly together.  I purchased an “over the door,” pantry rack to create the wrapping paper storage station.

I found after storing my card stock on shelves, edges that were exposed to the light had been fading.  I found letter size rolling plastic bins with covers at an office supply outlet.  All of my card stock is now organized by color families, protected from the light,  and can be easily rolled in and out for access.

Pleasing Yet Functional Decor

I had a few things on hand I wanted to re-purpose as both useful and decorative items.  I hated my bulletin board.  Upon searching Pinterest, I found attractive bulletin boards that had been made out of picture frames.  I also fell in love with wall art created from artist trays.  I purchased 1/4 inch cork board in 12×12 sheets.  I cut them to fit my 8×10 picture frames.  I used two of them to create small bulletin boards with antique picture frames.  I used one frame/cork combination to create an attractive and functional drink tray.  A left over piece of cork board protects my drawer unit and keeps my phone and remote from slipping off.

I used the artist trays to create small collages for my wall.  I re-painted an old plant holder and created a file box.  I covered ugly manila folders with designer series paper.

The cat was on hand.  I think he enjoys my new space just as much as I do.

My crafting buddy, Newton.

My crafting buddy, Newton.

Thank you for touring my craft studio.  I hope you are inspired to create a beautiful space to work, no matter how much, or how little room you have.

Square Pillow Box Treat Pouch


Using the new Square Pillow Box Thinlits Die, I created this beautiful little treat pouch.  I was inspired by a posting from another SU demonstrator, Dawn Olfcheske.  A tutorial and supply list is provided so you can create your own.

Inspired by Dawn Olfcheske, I created this treat pouch for a fall party.

Inspired by Dawn Olfcheske, I created this treat pouch for a fall party.

The Square Pillow Box Thinlits die is the perfect size to hold small gifts, treats and other things. You will need a big shot or other die cutting machine.


Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies  SU Item # 139657
Price: $33.00
Cut pillow boxes in record time with Thinlits dies and the Big Shot. Add windows and accents—they’re included in the die. Finished boxes make unique packaging for gift cards, 3″ x 3″ | 7.6 x 7.6 cm cards, and small treats and gifts.
Thinlits Dies help you create detailed die-cuts with just a few turns of the Big Shot handle.
* 8 dies
* Finished box size: 5-15/16″ x 4-5/8″ | 15.1 x 11.7 cm
* Use with Big ShotLets Make It!

To create the treat pouch shown, you will need one piece of card stock for each pouch.  Cut two of the box dies.


Take one of the cut pieces, and score a fold line one inch from the top corner as shown.  This will create the front flap for the DSP you will be using.


Following the score line created from the die, remove one inch from the top portion of each flap as shown.


Using your chosen DSP and the Pillow Box Die, cut out a notched portion of the DSP.  Remove the flap and cut the paper 1 inch from the corner as shown on the left and you should be left with a piece 4 inches across .


Fold the flap you scored as shown and use your bone folder to create crisp folds.  Attach the DSP to the flap.  Fold your flaps on the scored lines, making sure the DSP is going to be on the outside of the box.  Using your fingers to gently pinch, fold the rounded bottoms using the score lines created by the die. Using Sticky Strip, or the new Tear and Tape Adhesive,  and attach a couple of glue dots to the inside bottom of the front piece of the treat box.  Put the box together.


Brush the edges of the box and the bottom edge of your DSP flap to get the effect shown.  To add the embellishments, I punched a hole as shown.


I used CS left over from my die cuts to create the tags.  I used the “Leaflets Framelits” die to cut the leaves, used left over wooden leaves from my stash (retired product), Linen Thread and leftover dotted grosgrain ribbon from my stash.  You can use any combination of products to create the embellishments of your choosing.


As you can see, this treat pouch is perfect for a themed treat.  Using different combinations of CS and DSP, you can do just about anything.

My supply list is below.  You can purchase these and other products directly from my online store.

  • Square Pillow Box Thinlits Die Item 139657 Holiday Mini page 41
  • Merry Everything clear mount stamp set Item 135071 Catalog page 71
  • Into the Woods DSP Item 139586 Holiday Mini page 43
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock Item 120953 Catalog page 141
  • Cajun Craze Cardstock Item 119684
  • Leaflets Framelits Item 137363 Catalog page 172
  • Banners Framelits Item 132173 Catalog page 173
  • Linen Thread Item 104199 Catalog page 159
  • Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad Item 126978 Catalog page 141
  • Tear and Tape Adhesive (replaced Sticky Strip) Item 138995 Catalog page 156
  • Mini Glue Dots Item 103683 Catalog page 156
  • Sponge Daubers  Item 133773 Catalog Page 163

All of the supplies listed are currently available.  I did use some retired embellishments from my SU stash as noted in the tutorial.

This is the inspiration piece.  Thank you Dawn Olfcheske!


Stampin’ Up! – See It! Love It! Buy It!

Stampin’ Up! – See It!  Love It! Buy It!

Gotta Have It!  

Witching Decor Project Kit Item 140969 $22.00. 2015 SU Holiday Mini

Witching Decor Project Kit
Item 140969 $22.00.
2015 SU Holiday Mini

This easy to put together Halloween decor project kit is a must have for the Halloween season.  The finished size is approximately 13″ X 13.”

To finish your project you will need and want to add the Witches Night photopolymer stamp set.  These stamps are detailed, and fabulous!


See how beautifully my Witches Hat project fit into my Halloween Decor


I added a couple of leaves to mine using Black Glimmer Paper (139605 $5.00).

Additional products used: Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad, Jet Black StazOn Pad, Tear & Tape Adhesive, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Bone Folder and paper snips.

You can purchase these products directly from my online store.  Happy Crafting!

The New Crafting Space Tour


It has been a long time coming, but I finally have the crafting space I have wanted for a long time.  I thought I would share it now, as it will probably never be this clean again.

Preparing for the Move

My crafting bane/buddy, Newton is all boxed up and ready to go. No more concrete floor.

My crafting bane/buddy, Newton is all boxed up and ready to go. No more concrete floor.

We had a new floor installed and took the opportunity to touch up the paint. I ordered a corner desk, a table and a drawer unit from Ikea.  I also purchased a new shallow depth book case to house all of my stamps in DVD-sized cases.  I love my new work table, as it is set up so I can work from either side, or I can craft at the same space with a friend.

Please enjoy the tour.  I hope you get a couple of ideas you can use in your own space.

Now for the Tour

Miss You – Punch Art Cell Phone


OWH is in big need of the number one requested card type, Missing You cards.  I thought I would add a few more to the box which are aimed at young adults, pre-teen or teenagers.

Cell Phone Cards

Cell Phone Miss You

Cell Phone Miss You

All Supplies Used were from Stampin’ Up! With the exception of Papertry Ink white CS for the white cards.

CS:  Basic Black, White, Marina Mist, Blusing Bride

Stamp Set:  “Just Sayin’

Ink – StazOn Black

DSP – “Stacked With Love, ” (retired) DSP Stack

Tools:  Corner chomper, or I used my Envelope Punch Board corner punch, 3/8″ Circle Punch, paper hole punch

Phone base is 4.75 x 2.75; white or color face is 4.5 x 2.5, screen is 3 3/8 x 2.25.  The horizontal strip on top is 1/8 x 1.5 , I cut a white square a tad less than 1.4″ x a tad less than 1/4″ to fit inside the 3/8″ hole at the bottom.  The top hole is a hole made with a regular hole punch.

ODBD Challenge – Missing You Cards


I got the inspiration for this cute dragon from Stampin’ Connection.

I tweaked him a little for the purpose of using him on a card.

The sentiment was created with my computer.  All paper supplies and punches were from Stampin’ Up!

Here is how I built it:

Hamburger and Fries

Hamburger and Fries

Hamburger and Fries

To make this hamburger, using the large oval punch (SU), I punched two ovals out of Crumb Cake and one out of Chocolate Chip CS (SU).  The piece of cheese is simply a square out of yellow CS.  The tomato is a circle punch and the lettuce is a scallop punch.  To make the fries, cut a piece of yellow paper and run through a “corrugator” or use the scoring plate to create the corrugated effect.  Cut to the desired width and length.  I used sponge daubers with Crumb Cake ink to edge the hamburger pieces, and used Daffodil Delight to edge the fries.  The cookies are simply made by using a circle punch with Crumb Cake CS.  I cut the chocolate chips using a hole punch.  I highlighted the cookie with Crumb Cake ink on a sponge dauber.  That burger looks good enough to eat.

Minion Madness Birthday


All supplies are Stampin’ Up! What I used:  Daffodil Delight CS, Nearly Navy (retired), Bashful Blue, Basic Black, White, Soft Suede, two small buttons, circle punches and circle framelit dies, window sheet, dimensionals, scissors, circle punch, word window punch, sponge dauber, Nearly Navy ink, glue dots. Measurements: Card base is 8.5 x 4.25, scored in the middle to fold for 5.5 x 4.25 card.  The light blue is 5.25 x 4.  I cut the minion body 5 x 3.75 and then used a circle framelit to draw then cut the top portion into a rounded shape.  The overalls are one piece of Nearly Navy cut 2.75 x 1 inch.  I punched two pieces of blue using a Word Window punch.  I cut the pocket using a 1.25 circle punch.  I used a sponge dauber with Nearly Navy ink to highlight the edges of the pocket.  The head piece strap is .5 inch by 5. I used the circle framelit dies to cut the monacle/eye pieces.  I nested two framelits to cut the front piece and glued a piece of window sheet onto the back of the front piece.  I put the eye together and then added small cut pieces of stampin dimensionals to raise it above the eye.  The hair was cut with scissors.  The mouth was made using a 1.5 inch circle punch.  The buttons were attached with glue dots.

Minion Madness Birthday

Minion Madness Birthday

May ODBD Challenge – Embossing

Captain America Suit

Captain America Suit

Embossed cards, wet or dry embossed, were the theme for this month’s Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge.  Fresh off the heels of seeing the new Avengers movie, I decided to create a Captain America suit for the challenge.  All products used for this challenge are SU.  The sentiment is from the “You’re Me Hero” set.  This card is versatile enough to be used for Any Hero, Thank You or a general card.

OWH 252/April ODBD Challenge


Been awhile since I have taken the time to sit down and craft, so I thought I would jump back in with OWH Sketch 252 and the April Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge (Masculine Cards).   There isn’t much more of a masculine sight than John Wayne.  Instead of layers, I thought I would create the design as inlaid to compliment the stamp image.

I flipped the sketch and instead of a sentiment, added some linen thread.

The image is from Stampers Best “Hollywood Icon Series-John Rooster Wayne.”  All other supplies used were from Stampin Up!

Here is an additional masculine card.  The image is from Cornish Heritage Farms, Thomas Kinkade Series.

It Doesn't Get Much Better

Sketch 240


Nothing much to post with the exception of this simple card and sketch from OWH this week.  All supplies are from Stampin’ Up!  Some current, some retired.  Have a crafty week.

OWH Sketch 239


Hello Peeps!

Been awhile since I have posted or even made cards for that matter.  Been trapped in a thankless job that has been sucking the life out of me.  Decided I needed to start taking my time back doing things that I love.  Card making is something that I love.  It relaxes me and releases all kinds of creativity that I forget existed.  In this post are OWH Sketch #239 and the Mid-Month Throw Down (Fall-themed Cards).  I have also included a Lego card I made for my grandson’s birthday.

So here goes:

This is a blank Fall -themed card.  All products are from Stampin’ Up!, both current and some retired.  I used OWH Sketch #239.  Couldn’t decide if I liked it better flipped or like the sketch.  I think it looks pretty both ways.

Lego Birthday Card.  The Legos are 1×1 inches, 1 x 1.5 inches and 1 x 2 inches.

Leggo Birthday

Lego Birthday

Hexagons – Midweek Throw-down


This week’s midweek throw-down is to make cards with hexagons.  My SU honeycomb embossing folder was perfect, however, there is not a punch that fits the folder.  The hexagon inserts were cut by first embossing the DSP with the same folder, and then cutting out the hexagons with scissors.  The Bee seems to reoccur often on this blog.  I think he just so much fun and “Springy.”

The Bee image and sentiment are from “Inky Antics” 10087MC Bumblebee.  All other supplies used were from SU.  Enjoy the rest of your week.

Hexagon Bee-cause

Hexagon Bee-cause


“Card Bowl 2014” – OWH Superbowl


It is Super Bowl weekend, which is a super time to make some cards.  I will use this page as I complete the challenges.

Card #1 “Masculine Ode to Teams”

The first challenge is “Masculine Ode To the Teams.”  Since the Niners are out of it, I am going with the Broncos.  This card is a non-frilly “thank you” CAS card any man, or woman for that matter, would be happy to have to send to someone here at home who has taken the time to remember them in some way.  There is nothing “Bronco” obvious about it, and I think blue and orange are great anytime colors.  I also got to use some just out of the box SU toys I had ordered, plus some scraps.

"Bronco" Thank You

“Bronco” Thank You

Recipe:  All products used are from Stampin’ Up!

CS:  Midnight Muse, Pumpkin Pie  Colors: Pumpkin Pie and Midnight Muse inks

DSP:  A scrap from my stash

Stamp Sets: “Lots of Thanks,” and “Banner Blast.”

Tools:  Banner punch, Bitty Shapes star punch, Argyle embossing folder, “Calypso Coral” and white bakers’ twine.

Card #2 – Our Daily Bread Designs February Color Challenge – Brown

This card is a masculine card using the color brown.  You can see it is the same design as Card #1.  The SU colors here are “Soft Suede and Crumb Cake.” The stamp is from a retired set called “Loved Ones.”

Argyle Dad

Argyle Dad


Card #3 – Sketch #210

I went “quick and easy” since I have lots to do today with Church and then a Super Bowl party!  I did make one correction to the measurements on this sketch, making the center piece (blue) 2.5 x 4.5, since that matched the examples of the sketch.  The red/blue diamonds on the bottom of the card were colored with sharpies.  Hope you all enjoy your day.

210 Thank You

210 Thank You



Ode to Sketch #29


This week’s midweek throw-down is cards for kids.  I just happened to be making these little ladybugs yesterday, so I was happy when I saw this challenge.

All of the cards shown are using a version of my favorite OWH sketch #29, with a tweak here and there based on the size of the focal point I am working with.

First Sketch #29:

OWH Sketch #29

OWH Sketch #29

#1 Kids’ Card “Ladybug Hug”

I tweaked the focal piece on this card to 2.5″X 3″ to fit the image better.  The image/sentiment is from Stamps of Life “Ladybugs 2 Love.”  The paper is from my SU stash.  I love this image for paper piecing.

Melon Mambo Ladybug Hug

Melon Mambo Ladybug Hug

Card #2 – Birthday Basics Candle Card

I tweaked the sketch by moving the focal piece a little closer to the left to show off the candle paper better.  The DSP is “Birthday Basics,” from SU.  The card stock is “Bermuda Bay (SU).”

Birthday Basics Candle

Birthday Basics Candle

Card #3 – Missing You Owl

You have seen a version of this card before, with two owls and a heart in the moon.  The paper is from Papertry Ink, ” Summer Camp.”

Miss You Owl

Miss You Owl

Hero Cards with #208 and #209


Playing catch-up and posting two weeks of sketches at the same time, plus another easy-to-do card, I made 6 of, for the box.


Sketch #208 – Hero Card

Sketch #209 – Hero Card

Basic Layout Hero Card


OWH Sketch – 207


This weeks sketch is great for using up those pieces of designer series paper that stand pretty much on their own.  The addition of a little accent, and possibly embossing makes them just perfect.

The recipe for this card appears below.

OWH Sketch #207

OWH Sketch #207

Hello #207

Hello #207-The inside says “Hive Missed You”

Recipe:  OWH Sketch #207 – There is actually a circle under the flower (white lined with black).

Stamps:  Inky Antics – “11087MC Bumblebee”

Ink:  Black StazOn

Paper:  Stampin’ Up!  Polka Dot Parade, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight and Basic Black

Die:  Bigz XL (SU) “Flower Folds”



Starting the new year with an interesting sketch as well as a “Stripe” challenge from Our Daily Bread.  For every 50 cards submitted for the ODB challenge, ODB will pay for the shipping of two large boxes of cards overseas.  What a great incentive to submit a card!

This weeks’ Operation Write Home sketch is #206.  I combined the two to make this masculine card.  The recipe appears below:

OWH Sketch #206

OWH Sketch #206


The Open Sea Stripes

The Open Sea Stripes


Recipe:  All products used are by Stampin’ Up!

The stamp set is “The Open Sea.”

Papers used were Midnight Muse, Grey and Whisper White.  Inks used were Night of Navy, Midnight Muse and Basic Gray.

The DSP is an old nautical theme from my stash.

The card is embellished with Linen Thread.




My “Best of 2013”


It has been a while since I have posted anything, so I saw this “Best of 2013 Blog Hop” as an opportunity to get back in the groove for 2014.    I searched through my photo library and found the cards I enjoyed making the most.  The most challenging cards are always the punch art.  I search for ideas of what I want to do on other sites, and then make the creature my own.  While punch art is my favorite style of card crafting, it is very time consuming to put the characters together.  The wrong punch selection, or the different placement of the facial features, entirely change the look.  I struggle, place and punch the elements until the focal point makes me smile.  Needless to say, I throw a lot of stuff away before I am satisfied with the finished product.

My absolute favorite cards, are the “love” owls.  I intend to make many more of these in 2014.  Thanks for stopping by.

Happy OWH New Year!


This is the first card for the first box that will be mailed in 2014.  I decided to start with OWH sketch #205 and something “Springy.”  So tired of Christmas and winter stuff.  I am ready for brights.

The recipe for this card appears below:


OWH Sketch #205

DSP:  Dot Parade by Stampin’ Up!

Card Stock:  Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White (all Stampin’ Up!)

Ribbon: SU

Die Cuts:  Hello Kitty by Sizzix, Bigz XL Flower Folds

Dotted embossing folder (center of flower)

Of Love and Valentines


Been a while since I posted anything.  Busy with my own lack of mojo.  I have been trying to excite myself about Valentines, and have come up with a few OWH-worthy cards.  In my “defense,” it is kind of hard to be romantic when my house is covered with spiders and ghoulish things (Halloween decorations, not the general state of my house).

This first card is for the Our Daily Bread October Challenge; “Sentiments”

The Valentines sentiment I chose for this card is one of the most beautiful Valentine sentiments I have ever seen.  It is rather large, 3 X 3, so it takes up a substantial chunk of an A2 card.  The recipe for this card is below:

Valentine's Bear Punch Art

Valentine’s Bear Punch Art

Sentiments:  Stampendous! “Valentine Script,” Computer generated “Be Mine.”

Punch Art Bear:  Muzzle/Ears (3/4″ circle); Nose/Ear Interior/Paws (1/2″ circle), Eyes/Iris (Itty Bitty Punch Pack SU); Head (1 3/8″), Body (1 3/4″ circle); Feet (small oval); Heart (Large Heart),  All punches used were Stampin’ Up!

Tools:  Framelits Dies; “Circles,” and “Itty Bitty Banners”  (SU), Embossing folder for heart (most textures will work).

Paper:  DSP “More Amore” (SU retired), CS Real Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black

Card # 2 – Quilted Heart

I used a postage stamp punch for the quilt pieces.  I put the quilt together on a piece of printer paper so it would not be too thick, and then ran it through an embossing folder.  The heart was then cut with a Framelit.

Quilted Heart

Quilted Heart

Card #3 – Soft Heart

I used the hearts I had cut out for Card #2 to put this card together.  All supplies used for both cards are from SU, either current or retired.

A Soft Heart

A Soft Heart

Kids Love Punch Art Cards


I have been running out of mojo, so decided to go back to something I really love doing; punch art and paper crafting cards.  All of these cards are certainly suitable for kids young and old.  The bee card especially reminds me of one of those old-fashioned valentines we used to put in our classmates’ hand made pouches in elementary school.

All of the supplies used with one or two exceptions are from Stampin’ Up!, however, the design is easy to duplicate;

1.  Bee Mine – Old Fashioned Valentine

Bee Mine Bee Valentine

Bee Mine Bee Valentine


Punches Used; Eyes/Cheeks- 1/5″ circle, Pupils- 1/4″ circle, Head- Large Oval, Face-Marvy Heart  Body- Ornament Punch, Body Stripes-Large Oval, Stinger- Blossom Builder (tip of a petal), Antenna-tail from “McGill” Monkey builder punch, Legs – Owl Builder punch, Heart/Wings -Heart to Heart punch

Paper; Basic Black, So Saffron Pink Pirouette, Real Red, Vellum CS

Embossing Folders; Honey Comb, “Cuttlebug” Love

Embellishments; Black Polka Dot Scallop Ribbon

Other Tools; Basic Gray Classic Ink Pad, sponge dauber, Framelits (Bitty Banners, Hearts Collection, Circles Collection), Stampin’ Dimensionals, Computer generated sentiment.

2. Color My World


Color My World

Color My World

I used a retired stamp set from Stampin’ Up! called “Crayon Kids,” to create this card.  The crayon box was created by cutting a piece of yellow cardstock 3.25″ by 7.5.”  I scored it at 3.25 inches to fold.  I used a 2.5″ circle punch to create the dip and used a corner chomper for the top flap.

3.  Sock Monkey Valentine


Sock Monkey Valentine

Sock Monkey Valentine

“Sock Monkey” is a retired set from Stampin’ Up!  The colors used are the new “Brown Sugar” and real red.


I hope you enjoyed all of these cards.



Our Daily Bread September Challenge


Our Daily Bread Designs challenges us each month to submit 50 cards for a given theme for Operation Write Home.  Once 50 card designs have been submitted, ODB will pay to ship two boxes of cards overseas for OWH.

This month’s challenge was to create cards with things with wheels on them.  I resurrected this design I had used previously to make several similar cards for my next shipment.  Cars are classic masculine fare.

The stamps are Road Trip by Tim Holtz.  Hope you enjoy.

Road Trip Love You

Road Trip Love You

This card was also entered into the Cards In Envy September “masculine” challenge.

Masculine Mojo


I am following a wonderful new blog called Cards In Envy.  I was excited to hear they are great supporters of Operation Write Home, and some of the members of the design team are regular contributors of cards.  The wonderful thing about this blog site, is the cards they feature are all A2 and flat for mailing.  Just the inspiration I need.  Of course with a new blog, comes a new “contest” opportunity!

This contest is for masculine cards.  I just finished several of these for my OWH box, so thought I would share with my new friends at Cards in Envy.  All supplies used are SU.  The recipe appears below.

Since newspapers are very “male,” and I needed something to stamp the OWH logo on, I put newspaper print paper on the back of the card.  Accent pieces are 3″ x 2.75″

Recipe:  all supplies used are from SU

CS:  Basic Black and Neutrals White.

DSP:  Love Letters (retired), First Edition

Ink:  Black Stazon, and Basic Black (for edge of sentiment)

Stamp Sets: “Feeling Sentimental,” “That’s the Ticket,” and “You’re Amazing.”

Die Cut:  Apothecary Accents

VCMP – Day Two


Good Labor Day Weekend.  It is the second day of the Virtual Card Making Party (VCMP) which means I am making more cards to add as I go.

Card Challenge  – Weekly Sketch – OWH Sketch # 188

Card Challenge #6 – Kids Tic Tac Toe Recipe Card —Using the grid, select 3 elements to make a kid’s card.  I chose the top row, and added a few more.  My card includes, stamping, embossing, wings, kid friendly embelli.

I used the same paper stack from SU for both cards (Love Letters).

Card Challenge #7 – Make a Fall-themed card using an OWH Sketch.  I used OWH Sketch #2 (Instead of a 2″ wide solid strip, I used leaves).

Fall Card Using OWH Sketch #2

Fall Card Using OWH Sketch #2

Card Challenge #8 – The UnBEElievable Challenge -The challenge was to create a card for OWH using an image of one or more bees and adding a creative BEE sentiment.  I can’t help myself, when I think of Bees, I think of flowers!  I am thinking I will save this card for my spring shipment.

Bee Challenge

Bee Challenge

Card Challenge #9 – Negative Die Punch – This is a quickie to complete the weekend challenges.

Negative Die Snowflake

Negative Die Snowflake


Virtual Card Making Party


It’s Labor Day weekend, which means time for a VCMP (Virtual Card Making Party).  We get several challenges a day to enter into the blog contest, so I will add them as I go.  Make sure you check back.

Card Challenge #1 – Inchies Challenge; the pieces are one inch square, then cut out with a postage stamp punch.

Inchie Advent - We had a sketch, but I kind of did my own thing.

Inchie Advent – We had a sketch, but I kind of did my own thing.

Card Challenge #2 – Honor OWH (Operation Write Home), by incorporating something from each of the Initials.  This is too scary for OWH, so I suppose a grand kid of mine will enjoy it.

Old Wicked House (OWH) Initials Challenge

Old Wicked House (OWH) Initials Challenge

Card Challenge #3 – Triple Die Cutting Technique.  I didn’t have the dies, but was able to use my old “Triple Treat Card” recipe for this.  The paper is a little busy making the card either “eye catching” or “assaulting the eye,” take your pick.  I kinda like it.

Triple Die Challenge - Holly Jolly Triple Treat

Triple Die Challenge – Holly Jolly Triple Treat

Card Challenge #4 – Use OWH Sketch #29 to Make a love card.  Here is my love card, followed by Sketch #29.  The inside of the card says “Home is Wherever I’m With You.”

Card Challenge #5 – Use Masking Tape Block Technique – I used painter’s tape and got a very slight mottled look on my cardstock.  I then stamped images from “The Open Sea (SU)” over the top.

Open Sea - Masking Tape Block Technique

Open Sea – Masking Tape Block Technique

Mid-Week Throw Down – Thank You Cards


This week’s challenge was to make “Thank You” cards.  I was playing with a new stamp set from SU called “You’re My Hero,” so I decided to make cards for Heroes to send to their “heroes (people who honor them by sending notes, goodies, and Any Hero Cards),” many of whom are kids and classroom projects. I also included a kids’ card for any occasion using the same stamp set and sketch #187.

Did you know you can color rhinestone jewels with a Sharpie Marker?  I just found that out this week, and decided to apply my new found knowledge to these cards.  Now I can always have the correct color of sparkly jewel without running off to the LSS (local supply store).

The final card is an accident that I love.  I first embossed the background with a beautiful baroque pattern, but thought the background needed dots to match the flower pattern.  I ran the paper through again and accidentally created a beautiful baroque/dot pattern.  I really love it.  Both effects are very subtle.  I also enjoy how the sentiment is the flower stem.  Hope you enjoy these creations as much as I did making them.  Till the Sunday Sketch!

RWB Hero Kid Card (MWT)

RWB Hero Kid Card (MWT)


"You're My Hero" Fire Truck Birthday

“You’re My Hero” Fire Truck Birthday


"Polka Dot Pieces" (SU) Thinking of You card, with double embossed background.

“Polka Dot Pieces” (SU) Thinking of You card, with double embossed background.




Sunday Sketch #187 and Other Goodies



It is Sunday again.  Hot and miserable in the San Joaquin Valley.  To beat the heat, I have been making snow cards for the Heroes to send home to their families as “winter” greeting cards.   I have also been pretty busy using up some blue and white paper, as you will see below.  I tried a new technique this week called “paper chevron,” so included a couple of those.  All supplies used unless otherwise noted are from Stampin’ Up!

First, the Sketch Challenge

Ingredients:  Marina Mist CS, Whisper White CS, Polka Dot Parade DSP, mittens from my stash (retired SU embellishment), Basic Jewels, snowflake embossing folder (Sizzix – Tim Holtz), small snowflake punch (LSS), ribbon from stash (unknown source).

Paper Chevron Technique

I saw this technique while perusing the daily samples on Stamper’s Connection (a Stampin’ Up! forum).  This is a great way to take advantage of both sides of a beautiful DSP.

The first card is used with the same snowflake embossing folder, SU Large Snowflake Punch; the second card is Attic Boutique DSP, SU embossing folders, “Labels” die cuts, other embellishments from my stash.  The snowman is from Inkadinkado.  The color is Marina Mist.

To make the chevron fold, cut 5 strips of two-sided DSP into 5 strips measuring 2.5″ x 1.”  Fold the top and bottom of three of them right to left, and the top and bottom of 2 of them left to right.  Lay them out before you glue down permanently.  Fun technique.

Other Stuff

Have a great week, and “see” you for the Mid Week Throw Down.


Sunday Sketch Challenge 186


Its Sunday (already)!  Time for sketch #186.   The first thing I did is flip this sketch on it’s side.  I am going to make several more of these cards, but I am going to center the design.  I am also thinking some white and black papers with the red heart brads contrasting, would make a lovely contrast, more of a tuxedo look.  I’ll add that later.  This is a great Valentine card, or just a card that says “layers of love,” any time of the year.

Here goes:


MWT- Friend Cards


This week’s mid week throw down was to make “friendship” cards.  Having spent the majority of my life around men, raising and working with them (both of my men military and prior military), I have never found men to be the senders of “friendship” cards.  Aside from Father’s day and the forced (I made it for him to send), birthday cards, my men either communicate online, by texting, on the phone, or not at all.

Most friend sentiments are quite feminine, so I thought this sentiment and card appropriate for anyone, man or woman Hero, to send a “friend” of either sex.  There is nothing frilly, there is no mis-perceived intent, just straight out “hello friend.”  The flowery card below, is the exact opposite, it could imply romance, friendship or simply love.  Enjoy, and see you at the Sunday Sketch Challenge.


Friend to Friend Card

Friend to Friend Card

The DSP and sentiment are from Stampin’ Up!  Both now retired.

Friendship Flower Card

Friendship Flower Card


All supplies used are Stampin’ Up!

Sketch Challenge #185


Good Sunday “Sketch” Morning.  I don’t “live” for the Sunday sketches, but I sure do anticipate the heck out of them!  Today’s was easy for me.  The sketch simply begged me to flip it.  I have been wanting to use this “Got Treats” stamp set from Stampin’ Up! for a long time.  This sketch is a great way to use some of those bolder papers, coupled with an embossed background neutral.  The DSP is some old SU paper from my stash.  Have a great week!


OWH Sketch #185

OWH Sketch #185



Our Daily Bread/August – Snail Mail


Today’s post is to share my entry for the August Our Daily Bread Challenge.  Every month, ODB challenges our card making group to create 50 cards with a given recipe, sentiment category, or as this month’s challenge, a “color challenge.”  The challenge colors are Brown, Pink and Green (white backgrounds are okay).  In exchange for our “creativity,” ODB pays for two large boxes of cards to be sent to our heroes.

These cute little cards are perfect for small kids.  I like the added pun.  The snail image and “snail mail,” are Stamps of Life, the flower and “hello” are Stampin’ Up!  The polka dot DSP is from Papertrey Ink, the brown DSP from Stampin’ UP!  Now, go create and have a great week.


Midweek Throw-down – Fall Theme


I have been making fall Thank You cards, and when I saw this week’s theme, I decided I want something simple that simply says “You are in my thoughts;” a simple “hello.”

I generally have an idea in my brain and my first card is just that, the idea.  Once the idea is put together, I try do “ramp it up,” a bit.  I notice when I see pics of soldiers holding they cards they have selected, or see a card proudly displayed at home, those cards generally have a great deal of texture and detail.

By just a couple of tweaks, you can take any card from “nice,” to “NICE!”  If you were standing next to a display of cards, which one of these would you choose to send?

Card #1 is “nice.”   Card #2 is “NICE.”  By adding some daubed on ink, a little ribbon and some lace, the whole look of the card is changed.  To get a realistic “leaf” look, I cut the leaves with my “Autumn Accents” Bigz die (Stampin’ Up!), embossed them, scored and folded them to get some lift, and daubed them to get that weathered look.  To give them a little more lift, I strategically placed a couple of dimensionals.

Happy fall.  Ramp up those “nice” cards.

Midweek Throwdown – Punch Art Smurf


Just a quickie this morning, as I have to take my grandson to see the new Smurf movie.  Personally I am not a fan, but decided to use this opportunity to put something “current” for kids in this week’s challenge.

The MWT challenge for this week was to use punches and dies.  I found a Smurf online created about a year ago by Stacey Lisk, a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator on the West Coast Stamper’s site (….when credit is due…).  I looked up pictures of Papa Smurf, and tweaked mine a little, for the signature “mouth in the beard” look.  Both cards are shown.  If you want the recipe, send me your email in the comments section and I will get it out to you this week, or you can find Stacey’s card on Pinterest.  Meanwhile,  “Have a Smurfy Day!”


Fall Thank You Cards


Can’t believe another week has rolled around already, especially since I was vacationing last week.

Both cards are fall “gratitude/thank you” cards.  I used essentially the same supplies on both.  Card #2 is what I was working on before I saw this week’s sketch challenge.  I decided to use the same supplies for the sketch, since they were already out.  Recipes appear below the cards.

Card #1

Recipe:  OWH Sketch #183, Naturals White and Early Espresso DSP (SU), Sentiment is from “Fabulous Phrases” (SU), Leaves are from “Gently Falling” (SU), Herringbone embossing folder (SU), Crochet Trim (SU), DSP from my stash (retired SU fall paper), small paper clip and gold embellishments from my stash.  I used Cajun Craze and More Mustard (both SU) inks.

Card # 2

Thanks Is For Giving

Thanks Is For Giving


Neutral CS for centerpiece is 4″x4,” DSP is 3″ x 3.75.”  The sentiment is a beautiful stamp from the single stamp offerings by SU.  Embellishments used are a paper button (SU Embosslit),  in “Crumb Cake” DSP, and SU linen thread.


Sketch #181 and Some Love Cards


It is Sunday, which means it is time for another great OWH sketch.

I have been hustling, trying to get a box in the mail before I go on vacation.  I decided to use this sketch to finish up my Any Hero Cards.  What a perfect sketch for the images I have chosen.

Here goes:

I added a few love cards to the mix, so our Heroes can keep that fire “kindled” at home.

Minion Madness – MWT


This week’s Midweek Throw Down was to make masculine cards.  Not sure if “Minions” are masculine, or if they are even boys, but this would make a great little boy card.  I tried to make this as easy as possible using punches with the least amount of scissor work:  All supplies used are from Stampin’ Up!  I added a cute little Halloween Treat for the kiddos as well.

The “Minion recipe appears below.  Enjoy!

Minion Madness Punch Art

Minion Madness Punch A

CS Colors:  Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Marina Mist, Basic Black, Crumb Cake


I punched the card up a little bit by cropping the blue layer .25 inch and adding a neutral background.  I like it much better with the neutral border.

Punches:  Word Window – Eye strap and teeth; Large Oval Punch – Mouth; 1 3/8 and 1 3/4″ punches – Monacle; 1/2, 3/4 and 1″ punches – Eye; Corner Punch – Head, 2″ Circle Punch – Neckline (angle cut with scissors).  Layout Measurements:  The Minion is 4.5 x 3.25,” with a corner-punched head.  The overalls are 3.25 x .7″ with a circle punch used for the neckline.  The overall straps were cut at an angle with scissors.  The background blue paper is 5.25 x 4,” laid out on an A2 yellow card base.

Halloween Treat Card

Owl Bat & Pumpkin Punch

Owl Bat & Pumpkin Punch

The pumpkin was created with the SU Large Oval Punch.  The bat was created from an owl punch.  The create the wings, I cut a 1.5″ circle in half and chopped the wing indents with a .5″ circle punch.  The moon is a 2″ circle punch.

OWH Sketch #180


I guess I found my mojo, added several more cards this week, including these two.

Card #1 is from this week’s OWH Sketch.  I decided to make a sweet little Halloween card.  Nothing scary or intense for our Heroes’ little ones.


Sketch #180 from the OWH Gallery.

Black CS and Halloween DSP from stash (SU-retired), Sentiment, Ghost and Spider from “Spooky Bingo Bits (SU), Cajun Craze ink (SU).


For my growing Christmas Card Stash I added this card:

Christmas Penguin Post

Christmas Penguin Post

Card #2  – Five Christmas Cards a month challenge.

Recipe:  DSP from DCWV “Merry Christmas” Stack, Penguin, sentiment with snowflakes from Papertrey Ink, Postcard and postal images from Lawn Fawn, ribbon from SU, CS from Papertrey Ink.

Our Daily Bread – July Challenge


This month’s challenge for Our Daily Bread, is “stitching.”

I had these cute little stitched mittens (retired Stampin’ Up), my stash, so thought this was a great opportunity to use them.  They are less thick than a small button, and will squish down nicely when going through the postal machines.  Ten more cards for the “Christmas” box.

Christmas Mittens

Christmas Mittens

Card Recipe:

Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White CS from SU, vellum CS by Papertrey Ink, snow flake embossing folder by Sizzix (Tim Holtz Alterations), Sentiment by SU, ink, Cherry Cobbler by SU, 1/4″ white grosgrain ribbon by SU

Sketch #178


I seem to have lost nearly all of my mojo.  I will try to get it back, and soon!  Today’s sketch gave me an opportunity to try out my new patterned papers collection from SU in the new colors for 2013-2014.  Today’s featured color is “Pistachio Pudding.”  I love this green.  It is so soft and pretty.  The rest of the collection is very soft as well.

There are two versions of the card; the first is with an embossing folder that matches the DSP, the second is all DSP from the same paper stack.  I like them both.  One of course is busier, and screams “Party!”  The other is a little more subtle and simply says, “Happy Birthday.”  The sentiment image is also from SU, “Bring On The Cake.”  The stamp was colored with Stampin’ Write markers and then stamped.  Enjoy.  I’ll be out looking for my mojo!

Our Daily Bread – Water


Today’s card is a Mid Week Throw Down/Our Daily Bread combo challenge.  The Throw Down for this week was to make kid’s cards.  The ODB challenge for this month was to make cards with water.

I had seen a stamped frog applied to a corrugated lily pad on a card sample before, and wanted to try it out.   I used punches to create the frog and lily pads.  I used textured folders for the log and the water.  The bulrushes in the background are a stamp.

Punch Art Love Frog

Punch Art Love Frog

Sketch #176-Another Love Card


Can’t believe another week has gone by.  What has been gone lately is my card-making mojo.  I haven’t made any cards for a week now.  Perhaps a short vacation to my favorite mountains is exactly what I need.  Done.  Leaving tomorrow!

Hopefully you aren’t tired of this “hearty” paper.  I have a lot of it left and intend to use it up.  I got it on sale last year for .10 a piece, so I’m gonna use it.


This week’s sketch is almost too easy.  There is a slight mistake however; the sentiment piece is not 4.25″ long, or it would cover the length of the card.  Instead of a sentiment, I chose to use an embellishment, and put my sentiment subtly below.

My new “toy” of the week is vellum card stock.  I bought some sheets of it a while back, but didn’t quite know how to apply it.  I love the way vellum mutes any paper, almost like a “negative/positive” image effect.  This effect allowed me to use the same paper for the entire card, but created the different look the sketch called for.  I also cut one of the heart embellishments out of vellum using a SU heart “Embosslit.”


Supply  List:  Cherry Cobbler CS (SU), White CS (Springhill Digital), Vellum CS (Papertrey Ink), DSP by Paper Wishes, Cherry Cobbler Ink (SU), Sentiment from “Best of Love” stamp set (SU), Ribbon Cherry Cobbler Scallop Dots (SU), “Marvy” heart edge punch, Heart Embosslit (SU), Pearls “Basic Jewels” (SU)


Sketch #175 – Love It!


Just a quickie to post my version of Sketch #175.

I flipped the sketch and instead of “inchies,” I used 1.25″ squares, so I could use my letter dies.  I made the center piece .25″ wider.  I added a few little details, and easy, peasey, one finished sketch challenge.  It is always a good time of the year for a “valentine.”  Love is always in style.

Recipe:  CS  Cherry Cobbler (SU), Doily (SU), Image “PS I Love You” set (SU), Background paper from Paper Wishes.



Midweek Throw Down – “Transportation”


It’s Wednesday, which in OWH land means Mid Week Throw Down.  This week’s theme is transportation.

I decided to play with some new candy I purchased from Papertrey Ink.  The recipe for this card appears below.


Out of this world

Out of this world


Card Recipe:  CS Old Olive, Summer Starfruit and Midnight Muse (SU), White 110lb Springhill Digital

DSP:  Papertry Ink “Summer Camp”

Images:  Rocket and flame Papertrey Ink “Boy Basics, Out of This World;” alien, TPC Studios “Rockets and Rayguns”

Sentiment:  Used my computer word program, and printed on card stock

Hope you enjoyed.  Thanks for stopping by.