Archive | August 2009

Kind and Caring Wedding

I made this card for Ward and Christine’s wedding, the first that Kris had performed as an officiant!  He did a great job.

kindcaringwedStamps: Kind and Caring Thoughts (hostess level 3 set)

Paper: Soft Suede, Walk in the Park DSP (retired), Bashful Blue

Ink: Close to cocoa

Extras: Bashful Blue striped grosgrain Ribbon, 3/16″ corner punch, dimensionals


Wedding Project – Card Box Cake

cardcakecardcake1cardboxcardbox_bwI was inspired to do this when I saw another blog where a woman made one of these for her daughter’s wedding.  Her’s was much different than mine, but I loved the concept.  To make these, you just paint nesting hatboxes white and cut holes in each layer, a slit that a card will fit through at the top and glue the layers together and the lid on the bottom box.  I found this awesome Purple satin ribbon that matched my wedding colors perfectly so I attached it with a faux bow and embossed swirls from the baroque motifs stamp set with Dazzling diamonds embossing powder.

Stamps: Baroque Motifs

Ink: Versamark

Accessories: Embossing Buddy, Dazzling Diamonds embossing powder, Purple satin ribbon, tiered hat boxes, hot glue, white spraypaint, box cutter.

Wedding Project – Name Cards

I made so many name cards, and used basic gray patterned paper from a hostess paper pack, and some basic gray patterned paper from the Walk in the Park papers. Here’s a picture of just 2 of the 8 patterns we used.

name_cardsnamecards2Paper: Perfect Plum Cardstock, Basic Gray Patterns from Hostess level 1 paper pack (stripes shown), Walk in the Park DSP (flower/leaf print shown)

Wedding Project – Programs

I was so busy creating and planning for my wedding back in June that I never had a chance to log into my blog and share the fun things I was doing!  Here are the awesome programs I made 🙂 They were so fun!

programPaper: Elegant Eggplant, Natural White

Accessories: Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Crop-a-dile


Kind & Caring Thanks


kindcaringthanks_orangeI made these cards as thank you notes, and love the new hostess stamp set!  It has a beautiful font and great sentiments 🙂

Stamps: Kind  & Caring Thoughts (Hostess Level 3)

Paper: Baja Breeze (retired in-color), Dusty Durango (NEW in-color)

Ink: Bordering Blue, Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion, Pumpkin Pie

Easy peasy cards 🙂

Birthday exploding box


I used up some old and retired designer paper called Berry Bliss, with this cute box that held my friend Lila’s birthday gift 🙂

I found the tutorial here: Explosion Box on Splitcoaststampers.  My box was 3×3 rather than the 2.5×2.5 that they illustrate in the steps.  They do give dimensions for other sizes at the bottom.  I felt my lid was much too snug, given their dimensions, though, so I remade it with paper just 1/4″ bigger on both sides.  now its a bit too loose! But better than nothing 🙂

I used my awesome new butterfly punch that coordinates with “Flight of the Butterfly” stamps, and made some cute wings to poke up on the top.  I just attached them with a rolled up glue dot.



Circle Circus Thanks!

circlecircus_thanksHere’s a thank you card I made with my fun new stamps 😀

Stamps: Circle Circus, Teeny tiny wishes

Paper: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White

Ink: Pink Passion, pixie pink, tempting turquoise

Accessories: 1-1/4″ circle punch, Scallop circle punch

Circle Circus

Circle Circus

Teeny Tiny Wishes

Teeny Tiny Wishes