Friday, November 18, 2016



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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Don't Toss the Foil

Don't Toss the Foil

I love butterflies. So it is not surprising when I started looking for something to make that would shine, the Basic Butterfly Framelits jumped in my hand.
Want to know the secret to making this butterfly totally awesome! First here is the list of supplies you will need:

  • Heavy Duty Aluminum foil 
  • Big Shot with 1 A plates (clear), magnet plate and precision plate.
  • fun foam (it you use the thin kind, plan on 2 sheet per cut)
  • framelit 
  • Alcohol ink
  • supplies to complete your cards
 -Let's get started. First, tear off a piece of heavy duty aluminum foil about 12" long. Now fold it in half the long way, then, fold in half again. You will have 8 layers of foil.

fold foil in half

 Let make our 'sandwich' to put in the Big Shot. 
  • Magnet plate
  • precision plate
  • fun foam
  • foil
  • framelit 
  • clear A plate
Just an FYI it will be a tight fit.

This are beautiful just like this but lets move one step further. I use alcohol ink in my aqua painters. Alcohol inks dry fast, so you will need to work fast. 

I enjoy this process so much, I forgot when to stop...... So I made it my swap when I went to OnStage in Atlanta, Ga.

I hope you enjoy making this foil cuts as much as I do. Show me what you have made using your dye cuts and foil. 

Don't have the supplies you need. Come by my shop and get the right items to make this fun project. 

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Christmas Shaker Cards

 Christmas Shaker Cards

I love making Christmas Cards. Adding to that the fun of making shaker Christmas cards or adult/children coloring cards and I am in my crafting zone. Let's look at some different ways we can make shaker cards. 

1-- You will see this kind of shaker card everywhere. It's easy with little per planning. The shaker part is in the front on top.
 In this card to shaker is raised on the card. No hole to punch. Just place the shaker section on top of your card. Easy!!

This one is easy too. First cut out the stocking in your top layer, then emboss. Now add your shaker section to the back side of the top layer. Only think left to do, is place it behind the cut out. 
2-- This one needs a tiny bit more work. After making your shaker section, you place it on the inside of your card. There is one difference, to make the card fold smoothly. Score fold twice with about an 1/8 of an inch. This allows for the card to fold over the thick shaker section. 
 3-- As you are getting better at your shaker card skills, this one will be easier. The shaker section in on the inside, but there is a hole so it will show through to the front. This one takes some lining up. Also remember since the shaker will be on the inside, you will need that 1/8 of an inch double score to make it fold smooth. Remember to take this in account when you cut your hole in the front of your card. 

Sending shaker cards are fun for everyone. The WOW factor from the receiver will bring smiles to everyone face as they shake the card to see snow falling, or hear the beads rolling. 
Enjoy making your shaker cards. 
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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Guy Greeting/Lovely as a Tree/Home for the Holidays

Guys Greeting stamp set has so much to offer. 
This 3D card brings back memories of home.

An embossed whisper white card sets the setting. Circle 5 and 3 die cuts set the tone by allowing the Cherry Cobbler 5 1/2 x 11 card stock show through. Trees from Lovely as a Tree stamp set offers the variety of shaped trees. Now use your dimensional behind the center circle and the front two trees. Add your sediment and you are ready to send out this awesome card. . Product List

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Santa's Sleigh Card with Stampin Up

Santa's Sleigh Card By Stampin Up
Christmas is just around the corner and I am in the mood to made some Christmas Cards. The one I would like to share with you this month is Santa's Sleigh with his reindeer. You have seen me do this card fold before, but so many have asked to see it in other seasons. 


Santa's Sleigh Stamp set (142057)  or  Bundle  (143499) Save 10%       
Santa's Sleigh Thinlits Dies  (140278)
Very Vanilla card stock  4 1/4 x 11, 3 3/4 x 5,  2 pieces  2 1/2 x 5, 2 x 11
Gold Foil card stock  4 x 5 1/4, 2 pieces of 2 3/4 x 5 1/2, 2 1/2 x 4, 2 1/4 x 11
Soft Suede to cut 6 reindeer 
Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine (141983)
Markers to color the presents and trees. 


To make this card stand out, start by scoring your base card at 5 1/2, and 2 3/4. Then score both the gold foil and very vanilla strip.  Be sure to stamp and cut out 6  reindeer. 

Stamp and color 3 trees. Oh and 1 star

Die Cut both sections of the sleigh.  Add your Christmas packages. 

Now when you are ready to assemble; Fold your base card in half the fold the top half back on itself. Do the same to your strip. Only when you are ready to put the strip on the card place the 5 1/2 strip on the 2 3/4 part of the base card. In short, the strip is opposite the base card. 

You are going to love making this card. When mailing it is going to require extra postage, because it is a little bulky. 

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Our next crop is Oct 1st from 9 am to 11 pm @ The Country Inn and Suites, 201 Airport Blvd Morrisville, NC 14 hours of scrapbooking-card making for only $14. per person. Scrappin and Yappin..... all day long. 
Our next card class is Oct 21 at 6:30 pm and Oct 22 at 1 pm. This month we will be "Shaking it up" with shaker card classes. Monthly class are held in my craft room, so email me for my address. (Raleigh, NC)

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Foxy Little Thing

It is time to start thinking about fall, and the fun that goes with it. This time of the year is when I love sitting on the porch and watching my fur babies play with the falling leaves. So it is only fitting that there be a post about animals. 

Foxy Little Thing fit just perfect when thinking about fall fun. 

Hardwood stamp (133035) 
Soft Suede(126978) ink pad
Cajun Craze (126965)
Fox Builder Punch (141470)
Foxy Friends Stamp Set (141549)  Or BUNDLE TO SAVE (142326)
Very Vanilla card stock measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2; scored at 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
Old Olive card stock measuring 5 1/4 x 3

-I stamped the hardwood stamp on very vanilla cards stock using the soft suede ink. For this I allow the hardwood stamp to bleed over on all side, even passing over the scored line.

-Using the  Foxy Friends stamp set I picked our 3 different fox faces. I wanted each one to look like he was peeking in. Each one was cut to 2 1/2 x 2 1/4.

- Now no card is finished until you have completed the inside. I punched a fox out of the Fox builder punch. Remember you need to punch 2 ears and 2 tips of his tail. After you fox is together, be sure to stamp his face and legs. (isn't he a cute lit guy). Stamp your tree stomp, and pop him on top.

-I wanted a sentiment to reflect my thoughts, was I used Pretty Kitty (141861) Just Peeking in to say Hello.

-Add some natural twine for texture and you have the perfect card for any occasion.

Of course the Foxy Builder Punch as just as many different uses as all our builder punches. Check out my other animal friends.

opps my monkey lost his tail.

Now if a fox is not your thing, you can use any of these animals to make the same card. And of course, would all be cute with birthday hats, Christmas hats, or bows on their ears. 

This is a small sample of some of the great things you can make with this set. 

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Friday, August 12, 2016

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