Friday, November 18, 2016



Be on the lookout for these deals...... 

Nov 21st with a 24 Hours Sale

some items on same through the 28th

then Nov 28th will have another 24 Hour Sale

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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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