Wednesday, October 29, 2014


This card reminds of the games we played in elementary school, and kids still play four square today!  This was a card I made with stamp friends Betty and Lorna. You simply score four edges of your card so that you can fold them in as if you were closing a box to mail. It can handle any type of decorations and my next one will be for Christmas. I added flowers to a coordinating design paper on the inside with two flowers there also. Hope this card gets you going soon on a new design. Thanks for the look at my blog!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Curvy Cut for Cards!

I like to make cards that are different shapes and folds. This card is made using a little trick to get your curvy shape at the card opening. My sweet stamp friend Debbie A, designed this card at our last play day.  She used her curvy die cut that was a metal thin die.  First fold your card and then place a die cut on the edge of your flap. Be creative and  use some of those dies you have not played with in ages.  When you cut the flap, then cut a bright color here we used the red, to glue right over the first cut you made on the white card base.  This card is a shinny white paper, with christmas flowers and leaves added to the flap.  Then on the left side we added a red strip with a silver ribbon trim.  We added silver stickles to the edges of our flowers and it gave the card a focal point that draws your eye.  Hope you enjoy this design and will send me a picture of your Curvy shapes! 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Follow the Stars!

I can not see a star and not count my blessings! Let your heart lead you down a path lighted by Gods WORD! Blessing to my stamping friends! This lovely star stamp and die cut is by stamping up. It has become one of my new faves for the Holidays! Email me to order:   The card base is cut out of newsprint that gives the card a vintage feel.  The red ribbon tab was added under the news print and between the striped paper, the sentiment was first stamped on velum, and then stamped again on white card stock. The Christmas and New Year was then cut into a banner shape, and placed over the first sentiment with pop dots. This gives the card another dimensional look. The stars were embossed in gold and white powders and then red bling add to the top! Fun and exciting to get a start on my holiday cards!

Thursday, October 2, 2014


I am really ready for the change of season and some cooler weather! I am always behind during the Holiday season so I am starting now on my Christmas cards.  I made this card with my stamp friends
Betty and Lorna. This is Betty's design and I sure enjoyed the fun and fellowship as it serves as my therapy for the week! This card is all die cuts and it was a blast to make, as we had an assembly line, Lorna cut, and I glues! (The easy part)  I added stickles to give the trees and snow and clouds some POP! You could make this card by using stamps and cutting them out. The tear the paper technique makes pretty snow and clouds so get to designing your own winter scene!  sales on lots of goodies!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Special Retreat Carsd

This card was made from the new stamps I purchased at my last out of town retreat. The picture does not  show that pieces all have glittery accents on top of the designs. But the magic is that these are stamps cut apart to make the final design. Finds some large stamps in your stash and cut sections off and glue them under each other and ad don top with pop dots and you have created a similar card using your own stamps! The long dark rectangle is cut in half  under the design in the middle, so it looks as if it is a much larger stamp and really it is one stamped twice! ( ends are glues together touching)  This is your assignment if you accept it!  Make your design for the holidays! Send me a picture and I will mail the winner a freebie fun holiday treat!  GET YOUR GREAT HOLIDAY SUPPLIES FROM ME TOO!  Have some steaming fun and therapy!


This card is a little dark but I had to show you the cute design that comes in the card kit. There are so many beautiful pieces and you can...