Monday, February 18, 2013

Stacking Doll Mini Cards with Matching Envelopes

Happy Monday fellow crafty friends. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

I'm here today with my design team post for the Pumpkin Spice Blog.

A new product is for sale at the Shop Pumpkin Spice online craft store. One of the biggest hits at the 2013 CHA show. And it's at an INCREDIBLE price! ....want to know what it is??'s the

....We R Memory Keepers "Envelope Punch Board"!!

Check out how I used this super handy crafting tool to create these beautiful Stacking Doll Mini Cards with Matching Envelopes. The cards are so cute and easy to make. And the "Envelope Punch Board" is an amazing tool every crafter must own.


 We R Memory Envelope Punch Board
We R Memory Keepers "Envelope Punch Board"
found here for $12.59

 My Mind's Eye - The Sweetest Thing - 6x6 “Lavender” Paper Pad
My Mind's Eye "Sweetest Thing" : Lavender 6x6 paper pad
found here for $4.19

 My Mind's Eye - The Sweetest Thing - “Remember” Stamps
My Mind's Eye "Sweetest Thing" : Remember stamp set
found here for $4.19

 My Mind's Eye - Stella & Rose "Remember" Stamps
My Mind's Eye "Stella and Rose" : Remember stamp set
found here for $3.00

 Caribbean - Teal & White Baker's Twine  
  Blossom - Light Pink & White Baker's Twine
Baker's Twine
found here for $1.00

Make sure to participate in this week's Pumpkin Spice Challenge : LOVE! Click here to post your project or card to the SPS Blog.

If you are interested in seeing another video demonstrating the We R Memory Keepers "Envelope Punch Board" click here

Have a wonderful week!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

"Die Cuttin Diva's" Guest Designer

Today I'm the guest designer over at the Die Cuttin Diva's weekly challenge blog. Every week they have an amazing challenge where you create a card/project according to the guidelines and use a die cutting tool/cartridge/cut. So easy and so fun! And there are prizes to win too!

This week's challenge is "use white and pick either: pink, red, or purple".

If you know anything about me or my designs, you know I always gravitate towards things that are pink. Hehe. My wedding was pink pink pink, my blog is pink pink pink, and my daughters favorite color is pink pink pink. So I got to work right away gathering together some beautiful pink paper and getting inspired. I wanted to make a love card because it's so close to Valentine's Day. This is what I created.

 The card originally measured 6.5x5. But I trimmed half an inch off the height and width because I wanted my die cut embellishments to hang over the edges. 
 This cut is from "Lacy Labels". I cut it at 3.25.
It has lots of layers which I popped up with dimensional tape.
I thought the sentiment was perfect for this card.

I love making these layer butterfly elements. 
I cut 3 different butterflies from the Cricut cartridges "Florals Embellished", "Tie the Knot" and "Paper Lace" in a variety of sizes.
Then I layered them together and fastened them with a brad.
Bending the wings forward gives such wonderful dimension.

Thanks so much to the Die Cuttin Diva's for having me as a guest designer. Your blog is so fun and full of amazing inspiration.

I hope you are inspired to create your own card/project for this challenge. 

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day everyone!


Monday, February 4, 2013

Sweet Treat Mailboxes

Everyone has love in mind as Valentine's Day approaches. I adore this time of year for so many reasons. One being that pink is my favorite color. And I can create all pink all the time with no worries!!

Today I made two sweet treat mailboxes from the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 cartridge. I cut both out at 8 inches.

 I first envisioned these mailboxes on my mantel as home decor.

But alas, my two older kiddos got a hold of them and have been playing 
"candy mailman" ever since.


Collection Kit
 Alpha Stickers
Echo Park "Dots & Stripes" collection kit
Alphabet stickers included!
found here for $9.79

 Echo Park "This & That - Graceful" - Wooden Nickel
Echo Park "This and That" Graceful - Wooden Nickel
found here for $0.55

 Ranger Stickles™ Glitter Glue .5oz Frosted Lace
Stickles "Frosted Lace"
found here for $1.53

Be sure to participate in this week's challenge over at the Pumpkin Spice Blog. The challenge is HEARTS. How easy and fun!! Be sure to link your creation and you're entered for a chance to win $25 of product for the month of February. And who doesn't need more crafty product!!

Have a wonderful week everyone! I'll let you know if I ever get these mailboxes back. From the looks of them they are already well loved.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

"Shop Pumpkin Spice" February Blog Hop

Hey everyone! Welcome to the February Shop Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop.

Our challenge for this hop is HEARTS!!
How fun is that? And so appropriate for Valentine's Day too.

I created two sweet little pillow boxes ready to be filled with candy treats.

 After cutting the pillow box out using my Cricut, I stamped all over it with a heart stamp in red ink.

Aren't those flip cards so cute.
You can write a sweet sentiment to someone you love!


 Echo Park "This & That - Graceful" - Dark Pink / Mint
Echo Park "This & That" Graceful
found here for $0.55

My Mind's Eye "Lucky in Love" 6x6 paper pad
currently out of stock
click here to see some amazing alternatives

 Loads Of Love - Unity
Unity stamp set "Loads of Love"
found here for $5.60

 Bee Mine - Paper Smooches Stamp Set
Paper Smooches "Bee Mine" stamp set
found here for $14.99

 Blossom - Light Pink & White Baker's Twine
 Maraschino - Red & White Baker's Twine
Pink/White and Red/White twine
found here for $1.00

red ink
Cricut cartridge : Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2

Blog Hop Order:
Cheryl (Shestamps):

Have so much fun on the rest of the hop!! Now head on over to see what my friend June has created. She is sooo talented.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Blue and White Circle Card

Hello friends. I've been gone for a spell but no worries. My kiddos were all sick :( But they are on the mend, which means momma can have some crafty time!

I created this circle card for the following challenges:
1. Pumpkin Spice Blog : create something blue and white with an element in the round
2. Mojo Monday: round card sketch


 All Is Bright: 6x6 Paper Pad
MME "All is Bright" 6x6 paper pad
found here for $3.35

 Bee Mine - Paper Smooches Stamp Set
Paper Smooches "Bee Mine" stamp set
found here for $14.99

I used my Cricut to create the card base and a metal die to cut the ivory doily. The edge detail is a Martha Stewart punch. 

I was going to make a second card with the scraps from the first, but instead I created this sweet wine glass tag. I'm pretty sure I saw something similar on Pinterest. You can make several for a party and either make them all different so your guest know which glass is theirs, or you can leave a space to write your guests' names. 

 The large base circle measures 3" and I used a 3/4" punch for the wine glass stem. A simple snip with my scissors into the center circle made it possible to slide the tag on. 

Such a cute little set!