Monday, March 26, 2012

"Our Secret Family Recipe" Trifold Card

Hello everyone and a happy Monday to you all. I hope you're all enjoying this amazing warm weather sweeping the nation. My kiddos and I are outside everyday playing and getting the yard ready. I feel like our summer vacation is just weeks away. I have to remind myself that it's only March!! Haha.

Living in Wisconsin we are always waiting for the "snow to drop" so to speak. Even though it's in the 80s, it could be snowing by tomorrow. So we are soaking up these warm weather days.

I was so inspired by this amazing paper pack from Best Creations. It has glitter pages on one side and plainer paper on the other side. So it crosses both the glitzy and the simple crafter. Love that!!

With this paper pack and some embellishments I created this "Our Secret Family Recipe" trifold card. Inside I created mini recipe cards to fill with some of my favorite recipes. What a great card idea that is like a mini gift.

Front of the card.

Inside to write a special something.

Trifold card open fully. The tiny paper clips hold the recipe cards in place. There is a card on the backside too.


 Best Creation Paper Pad 6\"x 6\" Mom\'s Kitchen
Best Creation "Mom's Kitchen" 6x6 paper pad
found here for $4.40

 Kraft - Bazzill 8 1/2 x 11 Cardstock
Bazzil Kraft Cardstock
found here for $0.28

 2012 February - \"Frilly Love\" Card Kit
February Card Kit "Frilly Love" embellishments
Prima Avon blue rose
lipstick red chalk ink
Tim Holtz paper clips
kit found here for $15.95

 My Mind\'s Eye - Life of the Party - “Be You” Twine
My Mind's Eye Lime Twist twine
found here for $2.09

circle punch
tag punch

I hope you enjoyed my creation. I love getting inspired by paper. And there is no better place to buy fantastic paper at a great price then at Shop Pumpkin Spice. And the new card kits are an awesome deal. Stay tuned for April's kit - it is going to be amazing!

Have a great week everyone!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

"Always Together" Anniversary Card

Hello everyone and happy Monday! It's my turn for another Pumpkin Spice Blog post.

I made this card for my hubby. Our anniversary is coming up soon. I can't believe it's been six years. My husband is really good at getting a really heartfelt card. And then he writes something super romantic inside. This year I'm getting a head start so I can be the one to write something heartfelt and romantic inside. I better just copy a poem!!


February 2012 SPS Card Kit
"Frilly Love"
 2012 February - \"Frilly Love\" Card Kit
Found here for $15.95!
Retail value $27.39 - what a great deal!!

Don't forget to check out the March card kit. Click here to see all the amazing product that comes with the "Boy Crazy" kit. It's such a great value!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

PTI Make it Monday Challenge #56

This week's Make it Monday challenge over at Papertrey Ink is "Die Cutting Partial Images".

It was a tricky challenge but Betsy's explanation is very easy to follow. I just loving learning all these new techniques. Thanks PTI.

 I used a Fillable Frames die and lengthened the edges so it would be more like the Christmas Label die.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

PTI Make It Monday Challenge #55

This weeks challenge over at Papertrey Ink is "creating large frames using small frame stamps".

I just love the Make It Monday challenges! I feel so inspired by what the design team has created. And I love picking up tips and tricks with stamping and paper crafting.

This is my take on the challenge.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

March Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop

Hello everyone! Welcome to my stop for the March Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop. If you came from Saundra's oh so amazing blog you are in the right spot. If not, start from the beginning of the hop at Pumpkin Spice Blog.

The theme for our blog hop is "Boy Crazy"!! We are featuring the new March Card Kit also entitled "Boy Crazy". It's amazing. Want to win it? Just enter the challenge. --> Make a card, layout, altered item that represents "boy crazy". It can be boyfriend, husband, son, etc. Have fun with it! Use at least one circle, twine, and at least one button. Enter your creation at the Pumpkin Spice Blog and you get the chance to win the April Kit.

I am boy crazy for my little man! He just turned 5 and I can't believe how much he ages and matures everyday. He loves playing games, building with his dad, and cooking with mom. I made these two little gable boxes for him. I told him the boxes are for all his little treasures he wants to keep safe from his sister. It took him 2 minutes to fill them up with marbles and gum!

These boxes are cut from Core'dinations Vintage cardstock using the new Cricut cartridge "Tags Bags Boxes and More 2". I cut the gable boxes at the recommended 5.5 inches.

My little man loves skateboards. I just love the embellishment stickers from the Echo Park "A Boy's Life" collection. So boyish and adorable.

See on the side. I used a circle, button, and twine all in one spot. Am I entered into the challenge??


 Echo Park "A Boy's Life" -Collection Kit (Pre-Packaged)
Echo Park "A Boy's Life" Collection Kit
12 12x12 double sided cardstock
1 12x12 element stickers
1 12x12 alpha stickers
Found here for $9.79
(I used two sheets of cardstock: "Suave" and "Imagination")

 Core\'dinations Vintage Cardstock - ASPARAGUS
Core'dinations Vintage Cardstock
Found here for $0.36 per 12x12 sheet

 My Mind's Eye - " Fine & Dandy " - True Blue - Buttons
My Mind's Eye "Fine & Dandy" True Blue buttons
Found here for $2.79

 Lemondrop - Golden Yellow & White Baker\'s Twine
The Twinery "Lemondrop" twine
Found here. 5 yards is $1.00

Cricut cartridge "Tags Bags Boxes and More 2"
1 3/4" and 2" circle punches

Here is the amazing March Card Kit "Boy Crazy"
36 – Unique 6” x 6”
Papers from the following lines:
Echo Park “A Boy’s Life” 6 x 6 Paper Pad (12 different double-sided designs)
Bo Bunny “Ad Lib” 6 x 6 Paper Pad (12 different designs)
Authentique “Gathering” 6 x 6 Paper Pad (12 different double-sided designs)
8 - Sheets of Bazzill Cardstock in 4 coordinating colors (Irish Eye’s, Yam, Honey, Deep Blue)
3 yards of My Mind’s Eye Lush 2 trims in Navy Blue (1 yard in each design)
9 yards of My Mind’s Eye “Lime Twist” Twine in 3 different colors: 3 yards of each colorPlayful Remember Smile  
1 – Yard of Creative Impressions Twill in Oatmeal
3 – Mini clothes pins
9 – My Mind’s Eye Lush 2 Journal Cards in Orange
4 – My Mind’s Eye Stella & Rose Title Cards
1 – Set of My Mind’s Eye Stella & Rose “Happy” decorative brads (31 brads per set)
1 – 8 piece Button collection (Mixture of Stella & Rose and Lost & Found 2 Collections)
1 – Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam Paint 1.35oz Pixie Dust 
RETAIL $37.81
SPS $15.95

Here's the complete Blog Hop list.

Have an amazing rest of the hop. I hope you're inspired by all the creations from the design team. We'd love to see your take on this challenge. Be sure to post your "Boy Crazy" inspired project at the Pumpkin Spice Blog.