Monday, January 20, 2020

The Gnomes Are In The House

Hello friends and welcome back,

So happy to share a card I made for a friends birthday.  I'm in love with Gnomes right now and got my final set of gnome stamps in the mail the other day.  

I combined the gnomes with some fun dies from Karen Burniston.  I've linked everything blow so you can simply click on the image to get all the information.

This little guy turned out soooo cute and then I placed him in the window with the balloons and gifts so he could be seen from the front and the inside of the card.  Because, after all, you can not have too much a cute gnome.  I used the Spinner Square on the inside and have the Happy Birthday spinning when it is opened.

To see how to assemble this card - click here.  Karen does a much better job of explaining it than I ever could.  She even shows how to create the window.

Happy Crafting,

Tuesday, January 7, 2020


Hello friends and welcome back,

Today is the Karen Burniston Designer Challenge and this time our theme is "Hearts".  I think Valentines are one of my favorite makes, just something about it makes me swoon every time.
For my card I have combined the Tag Book Pop Up with the Heart Pivot Panel for a fun and different
look.  I also have some cute charms from the Love Charms set dangling on each end of the card.

Here is a complete step by step video on how I did it.  I hope you will give my video a like on YouTube and also subscribe to my channel. 

This card was lots of fun to make and it turned out just the way I wanted.
All the products I used are linked below, just click for more information.

Happy Heart Day,

Saturday, January 4, 2020


Hello friends,

Well, the Christmas holidays are behind us once again and I hope you all had the best one ever.  With that being said, it's time for Valentine's.  I have a fun little card to share with you that was inspired by my Pinterest lurking.  I just love to find cute things on Pinterest and then make my version.  I've used dies and stamps from Elizabeth Craft Designs to create this fun little card.  There is just something about a heart that I love.

I've used the adorable Penguins from Joset Designs for this card along with the Dotted Scalloped Heart die set.  I've linked all the products I used below so all you have to do is click on the photo for more information.

For the inside, I kept it simple to convey my message of love.

I will see you again soon, until then-
Stay Crafty,

Thursday, January 2, 2020

The Gnomes Are In The House

Hi friends,

I'm sure you have been seeing lots of pesky gnomes around lately.  They seem to be everywhere and I just think they are fun and adorable so I had to order some for myself.  I ordered three sets of gnome stamps but so far only one has arrived.  I didn't waste any time, I made a card yesterday and here it is.

I ordered the stamps from Simon Says Stamp, they are from Stampingbella and, of course, the die set is the Triple Flip from Karen Burniston.  I've linked the products I've use below.  By the way, Karen has a fun new video out today showing another fun gnome idea.  You can see it by clicking here.

See you again soon,

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Surprise Thank You Card

Hello friends,

I hope your Christmas was Merry & Bright and now it's time for those Thank You cards.  If you would like to add a bit of Surprise to your card - I have a fun way to do that.  I used the Karen Burniston Surprise Ball Pop Up die in a new way.  Check it out.

I have a complete tutorial on how I made this on YouTube so I hope you will hop on over there to watch it and I wouldn't mind if you would subscribe to my channel and give the video a "like".  

You can also see Karen's assembly video by clicking here.

In my video I talked about how to fix a few things that I feel I could do better the next time I make this card.  I promised some more detailed photos so here they are:

I made the exact same card one more time but here is how I feel it is better than the original.  It is much stronger because I added some packing tape to each arm of the ball at the crease, shown with the arrows above.  The ball wasn't designed to take all the stress that happens to the arm with the tab when it is pushed an pulled (and straightened) into the envelope.  The tape seemed to do the trick, if you do not have packing tape you could use clear tape and I would add a couple pieces on each arm.

The other thing I did differently was to cut the small tab in half where I plan to insert my pull tab.
Be sure to do this on each side.

The last thing I did to change this was to make a tab as shown in the video and above, then score where the white line is on the photo above.  Once that is complete, I cut (shown in blue above) up to the score line so the tabs would move with the tab that was cut on the ball itself.

Assemble the ball as usual!

The products I used are linked below - you can click on the photo for more details.

See you Soon,

Monday, December 23, 2019

The Season of Light - Happy Hanukkah

Hello my friends,

Today is the first day of Hanukkah and I would like to wish all my Jewish friends a Happy Hanukkah.  I made this card for our good friends who celebrate "The Season of Light".

For this card I used the Karen Burniston, Surprise Ball Pop Up die set.  I cut the candles using the  candle from the Cake Pop Up die set.

Let's turn off the lights so we can get the full benefit of the EZ Lights from Pear Blossom Press.

I assembled the card the same as always using the instructions from Karen Burniston.  To see the video just click here.

While I had the top portion of the ball flat, I cut the candles into the ball sections.  Then on the inside I covered the flame portion of the cut with yellow vellum and the bottom portion with blue.  I glued them in so the glue would not show and then assembled the ball as usual.

I inserted the EZ Lights through the hole where the brad goes before adding the brad and then attached all the parts together.

Happy Hanukkah,

Friday, December 20, 2019

Holly Jolly Santa

Hello friends,

The big day is nearly here and if you are short on a few cards I have the answer for you.  You can see my complete tutorial, by clicking here, on how I made this flat Santa card on the Vintage Journey Challenge blog today.  I hope you will join our challenge this month, Holly Jolly Christmas.

Happy Holidays,