Black Cats and Pumpkins make the perfect Halloween Card!

Hello Crafty Friends,

I am so excited to get to work on Halloween cards!  It is my favorite holiday so any chance I get to play with Halloween goodies is a treat!  The card I am sharing today is extra special because it is both a card and a Tealight Holder!

Isn’t this fun?  This card is full of new items from the Holiday catalog.  To make this card I started by cutting a 4 1/4 x 11 piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock.  Then I scored that at 4 inches and 8 inches.  When you make those folds you get a little tent structure that allows you to add a tealight inside.  This card requires that you cut through three layers of paper and that is a little too thick for the bigshot to do all at once. The best way to do this is to start with the top layer (patterned paper in this example) and also cut the base layer at the same time (pumpkin pie). Once you run that through you then put the black paper on you cutting mat and add the patterned paper back on top.  Then you put the die in the already cut hole so that it cuts the black in just the right place for you. The adorable pumpkin die used here is from the new Patterned Pumpkins Thinlit Dies.  I added a layer of vellum on the back of the black card stock and then I took the Pumpkin die cutout and adhered that to the vellum.  The black cat was punched out with the awesome new Cat Punch from the fun Spooky Night Designer Series paper.  Stampin’ Up! is so smart to make paper that coordinates with their punches! I then added some of the adorable new Vintage Crochet Trim and Happy Halloween sentiment from the Spooky Cat stamp set.  The finishing touch is the new Black Rhinestones Jewels.  I think I need lots of these because I really like them!

This card is great for double duty as home decor and maybe even a table place setting!

I hope this has inspired you to start making your spooky creations.  Are you a maker of Halloween cards?


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Mother’s Day Pop Up Box Card

Happy Wednesday!

If you are an avid paper crafter, you have probably seen the adorable pop up box many people are making by now.  It actually looks far more difficult that it is, so I highly recommend giving it a try.  I am an devoted follower of because Linda Heller gives some of the best and easy to understand instruction.  I got the idea for this card from her.  It is nice because she changed the measurements so it fits in an A2 card.

Flower Pop Up Box

Mother’s day always makes me think of flowers.  That is because when I lived close to my mother, I always planted flowers as her mothers day gift.  I am to far away to do that now, so I hope she will enjoy this card instead.

To make this card you start by cutting an 8 1/2 x 11 paper in half in the landscape position (so cut at 5 1/2 inches).  Then you use your scoring board to score that paper, in landscape position, at 2 inches, 4 inches, 6 inches and 8 inches.  This makes the sides of the box.  Then turn your paper to portrait position and score one end at 2 inches.  This will make the flaps that come down.  When you have finished scoring, cut into the score lines you just made at 2 inches down to the score line that it meets with.  Now you have your flaps!

There is quite a bit more to explain on how to make this card and I have not had time to make videos lately. So I found a great video you can watch to see exactly how it works:

Thanks to Angie Kennedy Juda for the great instruction!  You can check out more about her creations at

The new weekly deals came out yesterday as well so here they are:

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weekly deals March 29 through April 4 2016

I am going to making a project with those cute Hearth and Home Thinlit dies very soon.  Lots of good deals this week!

Thanks for stopping by!


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*The designer series paper used on this card is currently retired.  I have provided the current substitute available in the catalog in my supply list as well as what was used for this project.

Stampin Up Pillow Box with an Autumn Flair

Happy Tuesday Crafty Friends!

My life has been so crazy lately!! After going to my grandfathers funeral last weekend I had only a few days to get ready for my annual Halloween Scrap retreat I go to each year. I had a WONDERFUL time scrapping with friends I have had since childhood. I just have to share a cute photo from this past weekend:


This is me and my friend Sonya displaying the witches hats we decorated at the retreat.  The organizer always has some fun project for us to work on when we go to these and it is fun to see all the great creations people come up with!

Okay, on to the crafty fun stuff I came up with!

SU pillow box

This is the project we will be making in my next card class. Isn’t it cute?! This was made from the new Pillow Box Die SU has available.  I started by cutting out the dies then I stamped the leaves on Crumb Cake randomly with Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss and Old Olive.  After that I ran the paper through the big shot with the Woodgrain Texture Impressions Embossing Folder.  I added leaves from the Vintage Leaves Stamp set in the same colors I used previous and topped that off with an adorable acorn from the Acorny Thank You Stamp set.  The sentiment used is also from that stamp set and I punched it out with the Work Window punch.  It is all tied together with the Gold Baker’s Twine!  This could be used for a little food treat or even a gift card.  The Acorny Thank You Stamp set comes with lots of stamped acorn combination so you could easily make this all your own creation.

It is Tuesday so it is time for the new Weekly Deals!

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Weekly deals Oct 13 through Oct 19 2015

Those Metal Rimmed Pearls are soooo pretty! I plan on using them a lot in my Christmas Cards!

I hope you have a wonderful and creative week!


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Cute little boxes tied up with ribbon and the Weekly Deals!

Happy Tuesday!

Today I have some adorable little boxes to share with you!  Do you ever need a cute little gift to give to someone? Then this little box is for you!

Stampin UP Bakers Box Thinlit

These sweet boxes can hold all kinds of goodies from candy to jewelry and even a cupcake!  The finished box  size: 4-1/8″ x 2-1/8″ x 2-5/8″. You need at least a 6×6 size paper to make the box.  I really tested that size because I used the Cherry On Top paper to make these and that is a 6×6 paper pack.  It JUST fit with no room to spare. So if you have a bigger paper you may want to add at least a 1/2 inch to each end so you won’t have to work so hard to get it in just the right place.  I was happy to see I could use this paper to make these because then all the boxes coordinate together which makes this a perfect party gift! The little sentiment on the front is from Amazing Birthday stamp set and it coordinates with the 1 1/4 circle punch.

The new weekly deals start today so here they are:

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weekly deals July 14 thru july 20 2015 2 weekly deals July 14 thru July 20 2015


Hope everyone has a great week!


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