Blue & Brown Butterflies and Bows Card


Happy Labor Day everyone! Do you have to work today? I know we don’t have today off for my family, so I guess we’ll just celebrate that we can work? 🙂

In this week’s card, I use very simple things to make a lovely look!  First of all, I started with a 1″ circle punch, then then a strip of paper the length of the card and about 1″ wide. My tag size was made by choosing the stamp I was going to use first. Then all the other papers were just cut slightly larger each time and layered. I used a flat back jewel butterfly and 2 bows for an accent. That’s it! Not very labor intensive! Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by!

P.S.: Do you ever take card ideas and transfer them to your scrapbook pages?


Peeking Birthday Fairy Handmade Card


This is a very simple card, and would be fun for a child’s birthday card. The fairy stamp is one I had from an Inkadinkado stamp set, but you could use different things like butterflies, princesses,  even cat or dog stamps, die cuts, or stickers — anything that would look neat peeking out. I also used a heart brad to hold down the flap of paper, just because it matched the paper I had. If you would like the full instructions, there’s a video below. Thanks so much for stopping by!


Elegant Happy Anniversary Card



I made an anniversary card this week for my aunt and uncle. It was actually their 50th anniversary, so I wanted something a little more sparkly, but not too overdone either. I made the die cut on my cricut, and the “Happy Anniversary” is just a peel-off sticker. The longest thing to make was the die cut, and of course you know that an electronic machine doesn’t take too long to do it’s job :).

Afterwards at the end of the video, I show how I finished the inside…a very easy task. Just grab some elements from the front to put inside, and you will have a completed card in no time! Thanks for stopping by!

Double Embossing Technique for Paper Crafts


Phooey…I was working on things in the car yesterday while we were traveling (no, I wasn’t driving LOL), and just realized that the pic is a bit blurry, but hopefully you can still see the idea. I stamped and embossed a design in gold on the red cardstock first, then I embossed it with an embossing folder afterwards. I like the look because it gives the card extra texture and interest. I finished off the design with peel-off corner and word stickers. You can see the video below for details. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Baby Crib Mobile Handmade Card


This week’s card started with a simple idea of making a baby card with a crib mobile. I’m not sure if I quite accomplished what I was after, but I like how it turned out anyway. This card can be this simple, or you could add extras to jazz it up a bit. I used a 4″ tag that I cut from Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge (a plain square, or a square trimmed with decorative edge scissors would work too), and I used star die cuts (Cricut Doodlecharms @ 1/2″, 3/4″, and 1″), adhesive pearls, and a peel-off greeting sticker. Try to convert this to a scrapbook page by cutting a larger tag and stars. It would look so cute with a baby photo under the star mobile :). Thanks so much for stopping by!

Ornamental Iron Handmade Congratulations Card


This week’s card uses a Cricut die cut from Ornamental Iron 2, but you could also use a patterned paper or an embossed paper to achieve a similar design. The background card is 5″ x 5″, and the die cut is a 4″ square. The bottom patterned paper is 4″ x 2″, then I used a strip of another patterned paper, which is approximately 1/2″ x 6″. Besides the paper, I used adhesive pearls and a peel-off greeting. The video below has all the details. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Everyday Butterfly Handmade Note Card


Happy Memorial Day!

This week’s card is a quick card that works great for a note card, or is even great for birthdays and other occasions! You just need cardstock, a patterned paper, 2 ribbons, a scalloped circle or regular circle, and a butterfly sticker or die cut. I used a Cricut die cut butterfly, but if you don’t have access to a die cut, try placing a butterfly sticker on a piece or cardstock or scrapbook paper, and cut around it. That way you can still fold the wings up and just glue the body to the scalloped circle. Thanks for stopping by!

3-Panel Thank You Card

3 panel thank you


This is a very easy card, just using 3 different coordinating patterned papers, a flower, 2 ribbons, and a tag cut in half for the greeting. I used papers from a cardstock pad, and that’s always the easy way to find coordinating papers. The paper on the opposite side is the same color as the flower, so it’s a neat way to visually bring the whole card together. I would love to see what combinations you come up with!

Elegant Embossed Lines and Sparkles Handmade Card


If you need an easy, sparkly card for a special occasion, this card might be just the ticket. I scored the lines on my Scor-Pal, and used Stickles Glitter Glue to make the dots. Of course you could easily use adhesive gems or pearls in their place as well. Stickles do tend to flatten as they dry, so they look more like a glitter cardstock design when the project is done. You can see the complete instructions in the video below.

Embossed Banner Thank You Card


This is a very easy card that I make backwards — just because I find a piece of ribbon first, and then find matching paper. The ribbon I used on this card was an end piece that I just wanted to use up, and thankfully I found a perfect gingham paper to match it. For the base, I used Kraft paper, and then I made the banners in cream paper and dry embossed it with an embossing folder.  You can see all the details in the video below. Thanks for stopping by :).