Tuesday, March 21, 2017


I caught Kylie Bertucci's live chat this morning and she created a quick card using Washi Tape and Framelits Dies, which inspired me to create these two - one uses product from the Urban Underground Suite and the other uses Stylish Stems Framelits Dies. Adhere strips of Washi Tape to card front, die cut shapes and 'lift' using adhesive strips and/or Dimensionals, adhere a piece of coordinating cardstock to inside of card front, then adhere the diecuts. Stamp a greeting and add embellishments, if desired. So easy!

Saturday, February 4, 2017


Love the new Nailed It! Stamp Set and Framelits (available as a Bundle) as well as the Urban Underground Embellishments - now available from Occasions Catalog. This is a standard A2 card with 45 degree angle cuts made at fold line.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017


SALE-A-BRATION starts tomorrow! Purchase $50 worth of Stampin' Up! product from Annual Catalog, Occasions Catalog, or Clearance and choose one FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. If you don't have a copy of the current catalogs, let me know so I can get one to you. The Occasions has 14 new Bundles (stamp set with coordinating dies)!

Saturday, December 17, 2016


Found a wonderful holder on Pinterest from Ann's Happy Stampers and adapted instructions to use 8.5"x11" cardstock. Gave as door prizes at my Christmas Party, as Christmas gifts with A2 sized cards. Having a class next month to create more. So handy to hold our Dimensionals, or Rhinestones and Pearls, or doilies.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Happy Retirement, Dr. Kent Botsford

My dentist of over 30 years has just retired, so I had to make a special card for him.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Christmas Card Cafe

Great response to my 2016 Christmas Card Café: 8 cards with envelopes $20 Thanks to everyone that participated!

Sunday, August 21, 2016


Available September 1 from the new Holiday Catalog: Santa Thinlits

Thursday, April 28, 2016


Why not create a purse card for Mom, Sister, Daughter, or BFF!
1. Adhere DSP to front of an A2 card base (8.5" x 5.5", scored at 4.25").
2. Place a ‘tic’ mark 1/2” from side of card base (on fold) and using paper trimmer cut from the tic mark to outside bottom point; repeat for opposite edge. Round the bottom corners. This creates purse.
2. Fold diecut Top Note in half lengthwise; place Scotch tape over the under side center fold for added strength. If desired, snip off two side points of Top Note. This creates flap.
3. Add adhesive close to center fold (backside) on lower half of flap (will be on front of purse), leaving bottom of flap open.
Adhere three Dimensionals to underside of flap (front). This creates dimension to card front and more realistic look to purse. Turn card over and flip the flap open so you can see the underneath of flap. Set aside.
1. Score diecut circle in half, and fold. Cut halfway across ONE of the halves. This allows placement of D-rings. Slide a D-ring onto each of the cut half, making sure flat part of ring is on outside of handle. Add Sticky Strip or Tear-n-Tape to cut side of handle and adhere handle together, matching the cut center and outside edges. Set aside.
2. Cut two 3” x 1/2” strips from cardstock to match handle. This creates the tabs for connecting handle to purse. Rub between index finger and thumb to break down paper fibers and fold in half. (This precludes any paper ‘cracking.’)
3. Add Tear-n-Tape on each outside edge (away from fold) as well as one inside edge (away from fold). Slip each tab through a D-ring, remove INSIDE liner from Tear-n-Tap, and fold over to match edges. This completes the handle.
4. Temporarily lay handle on back of purse with tabs toward fold of purse. Mark cutting lines for tab insertion, and cut on lines. CUT ONLY THE FLAP (not the purse!) Insert handle through TOP of flap and adhere in place.
5. Add embellishment.
1. Lay purse on white cardstock and trace around it.
2. Cut 1/4” inside of traced image. Round bottom corners.
3. Adhere to inside of card. Stamp or write message.

Sunday, April 24, 2016