Archive | March 2012

4-way fun fold card

I saw this card on Dawn Griffith’s blog, and did my own masculine spin on it… I really have to force myself to make masculine cards!  I got the Well Worn DSP expressly for the purpose of being inspired to make more masculine cards though.  I liked how the fleur de lis in the paper matched the stamp in Extreme Elements too!

Stamps: Extreme Elements, On Your Birthday

Paper: Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla, Well Worn DSP

Ink: Poppy Parade, Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso



Packed for dad

Father’s day isn’t for months, but I did want to make a card for my dad and I thought that might be the next occasion 🙂 So I made this and will save it for June. I used the spotlighting technique for the first time! I think I should have probably used circle punches that were closer in size but its alright.


Stamps: Packed for Dad, Dot Dot Dot bg stamp, Circle Circus, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper: Island Indigo, Whisper White, Pear Pizazz

Ink: Basic Black, Island Indigo, Pear Pizazz, basic gray, more mustard, poppy parade, chocolate chip

Accessories: circle punches, aquapainter, word window punch

Happy St. Patty’s!

A day early, but at least I can show you something you can make real quick for St. Patty’s!

I got this idea from Ericka… it was a proper CASE and I changed it up a bit… this was acheived with the smallest framelits heart (x3) and the 2nd smallest framelits designer label.  Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper: Lucky Limeade, Whisper White, Cheerful Treat DSP

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Illuminate Smooch

Accessories: Designer Label Framelits, Heart Framelits, Big Shot, Old Olive 1/8″ taffeta ribbon

Mixed Bunch Butterfly Kiss

Mixed bunch and its matching blossom punch are so great! I saw this idea on pinterest, and I believe the original artis is Erica (pink buckaroo). I loved the layering of the heart, butterfly and flower!

Stamps: Mixed bunch, teeny tiny wishes

Paper: Poppy Parade, baja breeze, so saffron patterns dsp, baja breeze patterns dsp

Ink: Poppy Parade, so saffron

Accessories: Lace border punch, butterfly punch, blossom punch, fashionable hearts embosslits, big shot, basic pearl accents

Quilt Favor Boxes

I made these cute favor boxes and cards for some of my good friends as a special treat since we were having a slumber party 🙂 I haven’t been to one of those in ages! I thought the quilt was a good theme for that. I completely forgot to fill the boxes with candy as originally planned though, so I guess it was a diet treat? 😀

Stamps: Its your day, Sprinkled Expressions

Paper: Poppy Parade, retired DSP

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Favor die, retired chocolate chip poly twill ribbon, retired epoxy brads, postage stamp punch, square lattice embossing folder.

It’s a Wrap Treat Bag

This is the 3rd project we’ll make at the stamp camp on March 17.  Its a Fancy favor bag filled with wrapped nuggets.  I thought it would be a great thank you or little birthday gift.

Stamps: It’s a Wrap Occasions

Paper: Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Berry Blossoms DSP

Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral

Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Favor Die, Lucky Limeade ruffled Ribbon, Crop-a-dile, mailing labels, 1-3/8″ Circle punch, Scallop Circle punch

Fresh Vintage Bitty Box & Envelope

This was my first experiment for my fresh vintage box project.  I like the look of it, but it was just a bit too tiny 🙂  The envelope will fit a 2×2 card and the envelope fits inside the box.  It really is “bitty”!  It would make a cute valentine since a Ghirardelli square would probably fit nicely inside…

Stamps: Fresh Vintage, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz

Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz

Accessories: Big Shot, Bitty Box Bigz XL die, Postage punch