Thanks So Much Ribbon Handmade Card


Ok, so I need to quit making my projects sideways (camera set up isn’t great), and late at night lol! My ribbon is kind of skewed in a couple of places, but you get the idea and you can make yours straight :). I found my glitter paper that I like, then went to see if I had any ribbons to match the colors, and came up with  several. Then I punched flowers from the glitter paper and put rhinestones in the centers. My tag was made by stamping and then cutting around the image, and matting it onto the dark brown paper. The base card is also dark brown, and the embossed paper is Kraft paper, the same as the tag. Thanks so much for stopping by!


Envelope Fold Handmade Card

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This week’s project is an envelope fold card. It is very simple and stays shut with a velcro closure. I used Tim Holtz Urban Chic stamp and a thank you stamp for the inside from Stampabilities.

I used journal spots to stamp my images and a handmade daisy to add interest to the outside. The card is scored at 4″ & 8″ and cut to a point on the top to resemble an envelope. See the video below for instructions.  Enjoy!

Men’s Valentine’s Day Mini Envelopes Card


I have seen several similar cards to this one, so I don’t know who to give credit to for the idea, but I decided to change it up a bit and make it more manly. I doubt there are very many men looking to make Valentine’s Day cards for their gals, so even though I would prefer to cover another card in lace, ribbons and roses, I guess it wouldn’t be as practical to all of you ladies out there :).

I made my mini envelopes with a McGill punch and used some brown patterned papers like sand, wood and stripes, made a mini note (a small rectangle of paper) and stamped “I love you” on it. I also cut a bunch of little tiny red hearts for my top envelope. The only part that takes a little bit is to punch, score, fold and glue the little envelopes. I used the Tim Holtz Paper Distresser on all 4 edges of the card and then inked those edges and also the flaps of the envelopes with Walnut Stain Distress Ink just to set the edges off a little. Enjoy!

Man’s Woodgrain Birthday Card


This week, I used the Tim Holtz Woodgrain Texture Fades once again. This time, it’s a birthday card for a guy, or anyone really.  It would look neat in pink or another color that isn’t usually used for a wood grain pattern. The tag on the outside is a 3″ tag, and the one inside is 4″. I inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and embossed the stamped images with gold embossing powder. Enjoy!

Tall Stamp Handmade Card


Ok, so I really had no idea what to call this card. I guess I could have called it a square & rectangle card? Hmm…

Anyway, this card design fits well with a tall and narrow stamp, so I used a flower stamp I had along with my very favorite embossing powder, Red Dragon. The base of the card is 4″ x 4″ (8″ x 4″ paper folded in half), and the stamped yellow paper is 2.75″ x 4″ and I matted that paper onto a piece of white cardstock that is slightly bigger. The ribbon is actually Christmas ribbon that I picked up at Michael’s. It is more of a royal touch than a Christmas-y touch :). This card fits well into an invitation sized envelope. You can get packs of these envelopes very inexpensively in office supply stores. Enjoy!

Fast & Easy Handmade Christmas Card

This card is super simple and fast to make! I used a 3″ x 4″ red piece of cardstock, then cut a piece of Christmas patterned paper slightly smaller to mat onto the red. Then used ribbon, a Christmas greeting stamp with red ink and adhesive pearls to finish this card.

Double Flower and Pearls Handmade Card

This fun card was made with 3 different stamps: a flourish from Autumn Leaves, a small flower and a Thinking of You stamp. There are a lot of plain stamped cards out there when you go for a look around the net, but why not spend an extra minute and make your card exciting?

I stamped the small flowers on the card and then again on the patterned cardstock, cut them out, and used foam dots to place them above the flowers already stamped on the card. Then I added a few adhesive pearls to jazz it up a bit. I also added a little matching decorative flap to the envelope to make a fun matching duo :).

Shabby Window Handmade Birthday Card

I wanted to make a window card, and ended up getting a little bit destructive this week :). I used some nice bright cardstock from a kid’s collection. If I’m correct (since I’ve ripped most of my cardstock pads apart making various projects), this paper is from DCWV Nana’s Kids Stack. I chose a huge polka dot pattern and a striped pattern.

I used various stamps, a small swirl, a Happy Birthday and a Celebrate! stamp and also some Ranger Distress Ink Pads, Shabby Shutters & Dried Marigold, along with Tim Holtz’ paper distresser to add that nice rough edge to the window, corner, and mat for the Happy Birthday panel on the front.

View the video below for all the instructions:

Thanksgiving Card or Table Place Card


I have made this style of a card in the past, so it might be a bit familiar to some, but I was thinking about Thanksgiving and the tradition that many have of going around the table saying what they are thankful for. I thought it would be a neat idea to make place cards for the table and have a little space to tell each person why you are thankful for them! So off I went to my yard to grab some twigs and spent a good while trying to figure out how to put them on my card LOL!!

I also used metallic maple leaf brads, copper perfect pearls, stamped greeting, ribbon, border punch and a die-cut shape.

This card also works well to give to your hostess for Thanksgiving, or just as a thank you card. Of course with the branches, it wouldn’t be a good card to mail, but giving it in person works great! Enjoy!

Card With Handmade Paper Beads

Sometimes it’s kind of fun to mix elements from another craft into a current craft you’re working on. There are so many uses for paper, and a fun one is to make beads from it! There are so many beautiful scrapbook paper designs that your options are fairly limitless.

The beads on this card are made from cardstock, so you can use about any thickness of paper for your beads. If you use a cardstock weight paper, you will of course have thicker beads than if you use a scrapbook paper.  I used the Bead Maker Template from Hot off the Press, but if you can make a long thin triangle, you will be able to make your own beads. The template includes other shapes of beads too, but a long, thin triangle will get you  a basic bead.

You can see just how easy it is to make your own beads by watching my video below. Enjoy :).

P.S.: Kids love to make these beads and you can coat them in Mod Podge and use them for jewelry!  The Mod Podge will give them a glass-like appearance and add to their durability.