Sunday, May 13, 2018


I created this 6" x  6" card for the 'Surf's Up!' Challenge at Frilly and Funkie.  The winner will get a $25 spending spree at Frilly and Funkie!  
If you would like more information on this just visit them HERE.

This is a close up of the tag that fits between the pages of card.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018


     I created this 'Pocket Card Folio' with papers from the Floral Shoppe Collection by Graphic 45.  The entire collection is available at Scrap N Create.  The thing I like most about this kit is the beautiful ephemera cards and it has a huge sheet of stickers.
     Folio measures 4 1/4" x  8 1/4" and has a 1/4" spine.  All the edges are burnished with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  The ephemera card on the front is mounted on pink cardstock.

     This is the inside showing the photo mats and pocket with another photo mat.

     Here's the card opened up.  Pam Higgins  from Design Wishes has a great tutorial on how to make this card.  You can find that on her YouTube channel HERE.

              The ephemera card on the back cover is also mounted on pink cardstock.

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Sunday, May 6, 2018


I first saw the video on how to make these cupcakes about four years ago.  Ms. Liberty had them as part of her 'Submission Project' for Graphic 45.  You can see the video HERE.  I fell in love with the EK petal punch and have used it in countless projects.

     I burnished all the edges of the flowers with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  I used a 3 3/4" circle cardboard coaster as plate for the cupcake.  Glued it to a single glass candle holder to serve as base.  The cupcake base is made with a 9 oz. size paper cup and is 2" tall.
     Top half of cupcake is a 3" round Styrofoam ball cut in half. 

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018


     This is a new 'Accordion File Folder'.  I used the same instructions from Splitcoast Stampers and template measurements as before.  However, this time I used a digital kit from Snickerdoodle Designs for all my papers and embellishments.  It's a darling kit called 'Forever Friends' and is available at Snickerdoodle Designs.

Here's the basic layout with the backgrounds.

                   These are the removable photo cards.  All the word art is from the kit.  All the edges are burnished with 'Gathered Twigs' Distress Ink by Tim Holtz.

Here's the other side of photo cards with a place for journaling .

     Here's all the album pages with their embellishments attached.  I added extra journaling squares on the bottom and extra small photo mats in the pockets.  The album measures 4 1/2" X 7 1/2".  Because of the extra mats I added a 1/2" spine.

     Here's a close up of the word art on the front.  I added Wink of Stella to the words for a little extra sparkle.  The silk flowers are by Prima and Petaloo.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018


     This is the Deep Square Matchbook Box by Graphic 45.  I chose to decorate it with 'Moments In Time' paper collection from Photo Play.  The paper collection and box are available at Scrap N Create.

I began by burnishing all the edges.  I covered the open square with cardstock as I needed a solid top.

Then I measured the sides, top and bottom inside and out and covered them with the 'Moments In Time' papers.  I used the paper scrapes to punch out the flowers with a floral punch by EK.  All the edges on the box and the flowers are burnished with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink by Tim Holtz.

This is the front of the box.  All the hardware came from my stash.

Here's a close up of the cluster of flowers and tag.  The tag is a cutout from the collection.  The pearls are from Michaels and attached with Art Glitter glue.  Ribbon and yarn are from my stash.  I made the large rose with 'Tattered Florals' die by Tim Holtz.

Both sides and the back panels are decorated with 'Fancy Flourish' die by Cherry Lynn Designs and the smaller flowers with their pearls.

Here's the top of the box.

                                         Here's a close up of the tag with attached key.

Photo of box opened to reveal small storage box I made inside.  Decorated with the same flowers and flourish die.

The box is a perfect place to store more flowers.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018


Today I created this 'Card Folio' measuring  5 1/2 " x  7 1/2 " with a 1/4" spine.  I chose 'Penny's Paper Doll Family Collection' by Graphic 45.  The whole collection is available at 'Scrap N Create'
The large pink flowers are from The Penny Lane Garden Collection by Petaloo.  The small roses are handmade using 'Tiny Tattered Florals' by Sizzix.

I began by cutting all the paper layers and attaching with Art Glitter glue.  Don't forget to cut a navy and green for the cover back.  Kathy Clement has a wonderful tutorial on the basic construction of this folio.  
I burnished all the edges with 'Vintage Photo' Distress Ink by Tim Holtz.

While the glue was setting, I did all the fancy cutting of Penny, her clothes and hats.  

Here's the folio opened up.  The top page holds a small  4" x  6" folio full of Penny's clothes.  The bottom page holds Penny along with Ephemera Cards for photo mats.  There is also a chipboard packet to hold her hats.

This is the  4" x 6" folio opened up.  You'll notice there are no tabs on the clothes.  That's because they all attach with magnets.

                                                           And here's the back cover.

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Sunday, April 1, 2018


Envelope is for dimensional cards that measure 6" x  6" and  3/4" thick.  I used paper  and ephemera from 'Paprika' collection to match the 'Easel Card' I just posted.  Paper collection is available at 'Scrap N Create'.

Christina Betts has a tutorial on how to make this envelope.

                     The card just slides inside.  I used magnets to hold the flap in place.

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