Friends Layered Paper Card

This is a card I made using papers from another projects. I ended up with 2″ strips of paper, so I cut them to the width of my card and used a border punch on the bottom edges. I think it made for an interesting look. Even if you don’t have a border punch, you could use decorative edged scissors or even rip the paper and maybe even use an ink pad on the edges.
I always love projects that help use up my paper scraps! Do you have any favorite projects for using your scraps? I would love to hear about them or see them! Just email me at and feel free to send your tips and project pictures!


Glimmer Mist Butterfly Card

I had fun creating this card with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist! It adds such a nice sparkle to any project. I put an extra heavy coating on the butterfly, but did a light coating on the inside of the card so the words wouldn’t be hard to read.

The butterfly is a Martha Stewart stamp, embossed in gold and cut out. I also used a stamp for the inside of the card (also embossed in gold) and some peel-off corner stickers.

Easy Card That Uses One Shape!

If you’re in a hurry, this is the card for you (and don’t try to make it sideways if you want the squares straight lol!) :).  Grab your favorite shape punch and a sticker and you’ll be all set! I used squares for this one, but try triangles, circles, hearts, leaves or whatever you happen to have on your craft shelf.

The white card is 5″ x 5″, so I punched 8 squares from pink cardstock and grabbed a square sticker. The sticker was very thin so I put it on a piece of cardstock and cut it out. I also used zots to pop up every other square, a teensy flower that I put a jewel in the center, and some Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue to embellish the sticker a little bit. That’s about it!

And the winner is….

Hi everyone! Thanks so much to everyone who joined in on the National Scrapbook Day Contest! It was fun to see all the creativity out there, but hard to choose a winner. Here are the three videos that I picked as my favorites (the first two were sent to me because they had trouble uploading videos to YouTube, but we got them on there eventually!) :

Beci’s Video – this card is so imaginative and beautiful!

Hannah’s Video- She’s my youngest entrant and did a fabulous job!

YouTube User: MrZiko12345. I loved all the mixed media used in this video, unusual things like pastels and superglue 🙂

So, these are my finalists….and the winner is………………..

Beci (the first video) — Please send me your address so I can get the Ranger Ink Pads sent to you.

Oh, but I’m not done…I decided that Hannah and MrZiko12345 will get an honorable mention prize each, a $20 gift certificate to Dinglefoot’s Scrapbooking! I will email your prize to you 🙂

Thanks again everybody! It was fun and we’ll have to do this again soon!

So Beautiful Card

You can easily use a circle as a focal point on a card or scrapbook page. It instantly draws the eye! For this week’s card, I used a doily for my circle. Besides the card and patterned paper, the rest of the items were stickers (pearl, sentiment & beaded heart) and one silk flower.

You can follow along in the video below to see step-by-step instructions. 🙂

Design With Micro Brads!

Micro brads are those teeny tiny brads, the smallest available. The heads on them are approximately 2/16″! They can be used just like any other brads, but they are especially nice for adding fancy accents to your projects. I used both gold and brushed gold micro brads on the card above. They come in all sorts of colors.

In the card above, I traced a swirly design lightly with a pencil, then used a paper piercer to make holes and placed the brads through. Think outside the box ~ what if you used them for raindrops, snowflakes, or made a very intricate pattern with them? What can you come up with? I would love to see your projects! You can always send them to me at  :).

Watch the video below if you want to see step by step instructions:

St. Patrick’s Day Luck Card

Make this humorous St. Patrick’s Day card along with me! I used the Spellbinder’s Labels #1 Die (biggest size), Lime Green Stickles, Silver Medium Brads, a border punch and corner rounder punch, and pearl adhesive jewel strips.

If you need the saying, click here on Luck Saying to download and print it. It is a Microsoft Word file.

Feel free to follow along with me in the video below!

Make a Christmas card with leaves from your yard!

This card was a happy accident 🙂 I saw a gorgeous leaf card on a blog the other day and thought the lady had really used a leaf to make it. The leaf she used was stamped in silver and it looked phenomenal.  Well, I don’t own a big leaf stamp but I figured it was worth giving a real leaf a chance and see what happened!

It was so much fun experimenting! I also found a way online to dry my leaves quickly — in 30 seconds! So hopefully you can grab a cup of coffee and watch my little oak leaf card video below 🙂

You don’t need much to make your card, just a swirly stamp and ink, some gold embossing powder, gold stickles and bling if you want.

Another Easy Mother’s Day Card!

Here’s another easy-as-pie Mother’s Day Card that is so elegant, Mom will love it! If you just want to use the front for a scrapbook page embellishment, that is a perfect way to use it too!