Friday, February 28, 2014

Daffodil Easter card

The background stamp used on this card is the new Stampin' Up Hardwood stamp.  It is actually a stamp of paneling, like the paneling that makes houses look outdated (I should talk, we have plenty of it in our new house but we like it so it's staying).

The daffodils themselves were made using the Martha Stewart Flower Stamp and Punch for the large outside flower and a small flower punch by Recollections for the inside but you could use any small flower punch.  I just inked around the edges of the small flower and ran a stylus on it to give it some dimension.  The leaf stamp is an old one I got online.  The word stamp is from Stampin' Up's Blessed Easter stamp .  I cut the words off the stamp so I could use it separately from the tulip portion.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Marianne Designs flower basket

 Here's a card for just about any occasion:

Super easy card to make if you have all the right tools.  The flower basket is #CL1206 from Marianne  Designs, the tiny flowers are from Stampin' Up punch pack then rolled with a stylus on a mat and yellow stickles put in the middle, leaves from the Martha Stewart frond punch then cut off the stem, other branches from MS branch punch, and bow from MS ribbon bow punch.  Oval is the  SB floral ovals die.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Edible Easter bunny in basket

Doesn't this bunny look like the real edible ones with the yellow and blue eye and bow..............he/she was cut using the Tim Holtz Easter Elements die, my own Cricut cutting file for the eggs and basket, and the Martha Stewart ribbon bow punch.  I ran the background through the Cuttlebug Scrollwork Embossing folder and then embossed the basket with the  Darice basket weave EF.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Another Jellybean card

I liked the way the jellybeans came out once I put that little white line on them, so I plastered them all over this card then ran the entire thing through the Cuttlebug with the SU Square Lattice EF:

This would be a great card for any jellybean lover.  Notice I even put a black licorice one on there.

Stampin' Up Blessed Easter stamp

I used the Stampin' Up Blessed Easter stamp on these two cards.............but I didn't like the way the greeting was kind of crooked on the stamp so I cut it off and remounted it on a separate stamping block so now when I stamp with it, it will be straight.  For these two cards, I chose "thinking of you" since the message is all on one line:

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Simple DIY Easter card

Another chocolate bunny card; this time on a Spellbinder's Floral Oval die.

Baby bunny Easter wishes card

I had this embossing folder for a long time; it's part of a baby set, I think.  I inked the EF then ran the paper through it to get the color on the bunny.  I then had to manually cut him out.

I think the bunny is pretty happy getting his Easter wish of all those eggs and jellybeans...............

Monday, February 17, 2014

Backward bunnies DIY Easter card

I saw a card on Pinterest where the maker used a bunny die from PaperTrey Ink.  I was able to make my own backward bunny that can be cut out any size and with the "shadow background" behind it in Sure Cuts a Lot.  If you want to see the die from PaperTrey Ink, you can click on this link:

PaperTrey Ink also has a coordinating stamp set that goes with their bunny die.  It is called Polka Dot Parade #1.

Jelly bean DIY Easter card

I had made some cards earlier with tiny Easter eggs on them that I cut out on my Cricut.  I finally found an svg file of a jellybean that I was able to cut in Sure Cuts a Lot.  I had wanted to do a card with jellybeans on it for a while since everyone else uses eggs.  Here's my card:

 The bunny is from Tim Holtz's Easter Elements die.  I like the Martha Stewart ribbon bow punch on the bunny instead of the big bow that comes with the die.  Just one less thing to have to die cut I guess.

If anyone has Sure Cuts a Lot and wants the jellybean cut file (svg), you can leave a comment below and I will email it to you.

Quilted card for St. Patrick's Day

I was looking at Lin's blog at

and her cards for today were quilted ones.  I thought I would try it since she said making these cards was super easy and it was.  The tutorial for this quilted card can be found here:

One word of advice though, when you go to run the card through an embossing folder to give it even more of a quilted effect, do the quilt part first before adhering to your card front because the quilted part is thick and it takes out the embossing on the card front around it.  So emboss the quilted part first, then emboss your card front piece by itself, then adhere the quilt to the card.  I like how Lin added the stitched lines around her card below.  If you do that, make sure you do it before you run the card front through your embossing folder.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Stampin Up bird punch tulips

Just another quick card using the SU bird punch to make tulips.   I wanted to try a technique I saw online where you use the Martha Stewart punch around the page punches but with different sized paper than what the instructions tell you to use.  Actually you can use any size paper with these punches as long as you repunch or punch over some of the punched area.

Bunny in egg Easter cards

These cards were made with an svg cut file from Sure Cuts a Lot.  If anyone uses Sure Cuts a Lot, you can email me for the file if you want it.  I have these bunnies in various sizes, but they are very similar to the bunny on the Easter Elements die by Tim Holtz and Sizzix.

The edge of this card was cut using one of the borderabilities dies by Spellbinders

Studio G bunny head stamped cards

I found this stamp in with my other Easter stamps and almost put it up for sale at my garage sale.  I'm glad I hung on to it; it makes for some cute cards as seen below:

There is actually one of these stamps for sale right now on ebay, if anyone is interested:

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

SU bird builder tulip cards

I saw similar cards on Pinterest and found instructions (also on Pinterest) on how to  make the tulips and bulbs with the Stampin' Up Bird Builder punch.  

The first card is one I CASED from a card on Etsy by treehouse05.  This is my first attempt at making the bird builder tulips.

This second card I got the idea from a card on  I don't have access to get on that website but the card was on Pinterest.  

St. Patrick's Day cards

I normally don't make St. Patrick's Day cards, but here are two using the Martha  Stewart shamrock punch:

The gold circles are supposed to be coins.  After adhering the shamrocks and coins, I ran the paper through the Cuttlebug with the SU square lattice embossing folder

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Easter Cards round two (or is it three?)

Another attempt at trying out new techniques I recently saw on Pinterest with the SU Bird Builder punch.  Luckily the person who bought this punch from me at one of my garage sales is a lady who lives very near by and was willing to let me borrow it.  I used it to make the chicks and the flowers on the card where the bunny is climbing into the hole.

Trying to figure out how to use the new Spellbinder Card Creator Borderabilities.  They do NOT fit into any die cut machine as far as I can figure out other than the Grand Calibur even though they are meant to be used on A2 cards 

Kind of cheating on this card -- it's so easy to crack the eggs when all you have to do it cut along the zig zag design in the paper.

Saw this card on Pinterest by and had to try it out.  All made using SU punches and embossing folder

Saw this one on Pinterest by but changed it up slightly

Martha Stewart frond punch for the flower stems, SU bird builder for the chick, bunny cut in Sure Cuts a Lot at 3" high, Martha Stewart edge punch and bow punch used also

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Stampin' Up Sweetheart stamp set SOLD


I have the Stampin' Up Sweetheart stamp set, which is now retired, available for purchase.

It is slightly used but in excellent condition.  The labels have not been applied to the stamps and are on their original sheet.  The stamps mount on an acrylic block and can be taken off after use and stored back in their plastic case.

I also have the coordinating full heart punch from Stampin' Up to go along with this set.

If you would like the stamp set with the punch, the cost is $40.

If you want just the stamp set, it is $25.

If you want just the full heart punch, it is $15.

Please email me if you are interested in purchasing these.  If I need to mail the items to you, there will be an additional charge for shipping and handling based on the size priority mail box the items fit in.

The full heart punch is not damaged; it is my shadow in the silver reflecting back on it when I took the photo.

DIY Easter cards II

On the above card, I was going for a vintage look

All of these bunnies are svg files for Sure Cuts a Lot but you can get a very similar effect using the Tim Holtz Easter Elements die.

Easter card for a boy

Stampin' Up EveryBunny stamp set SOLD



This is a red rubber unmounted set, all stamps unused except for the greeting one which has been cleaned totally, looks and stamps like new.  Mount the stamps to any acrylic block and remove from the block to store them back in their case.  Asking price is $25.00 plus shipping costs if I need to mail it to you.

The set comes from a smoke-free / cat-free home and is in excellent condition.  It is a retired set from Stampin' Up and very hard to find.  If interested, please email me.

The cards below were made by someone else, not me.  I got this photo off Pinterest to use as an
example of what you can do with the cute stamps.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

DIY Easter Cards

The Easter bunny is a Sure Cuts a Lot file that Regina Easter made for me.   She has an online store called The Cutting Cafe which has tons of cut files and digital images.   I sent her a picture (jpeg) of a chocolate bunny and she transformed it into a cut file.  It is very similar to the one by Sizzix and Tim Holtz but smaller in size.  The bow on the bunny is the Martha Stewart punch.

Spellbinders Floral Ovals die set used with the Grand Scalloped Ovals to make a shaped card