Mini Album Ideas

You may not have time for traditional scrapbooking, but you can probably find time for some mini album ideas.  Here’s a quick minibook that’s so easy to do.  Wouldn’t this make a cute Mothers Day gift? I started with some chipboard coasters, covering the fronts and backs with some bright and cheery designer paper patterns… Read More »

St. Patrick’s Day Greeting Cards

While it might be fun to own stamps for every occasion, it’s not always practical or affordable.  How many times in a year do you need St. Patrick’s Day greeting cards, after all?  With a little creativity and thinking outside the box, you may find you can use supplies you already have. For this card… Read More »

Creating Baby Shower Invitations

Creating baby shower invitations couldn’t be easier!  Ink up the “negative” space on an embossing folder to create an interesting design.  Here I used the Argyle Folder.  And they’ll delight in the feel of the texture of the embossing… they won’t be able to help themselves!  (click on the image for a closer view) The… Read More »

Making My Son Birthday Cards

I’ve been making my dad and son birthday cards, trying to decide what I’d like to send.  It’s always good to have extra cards around that are suitable for a man, so the time certainly isn’t wasted. Here’s an easy card that doesn’t require a ton of supplies on hand to make.  You could even… Read More »

Make a Vintage Birthday Card

To make a vintage birthday card it’s just a matter of mixing and matching a variety of designer paper patterns and maybe adding some buttons, ribbon, or other trinkets to complete the shabby chic look. This card begins with a Crumb Cake base, and then I selected four different patterns included in the Tea For… Read More »

Retired Rubber Stamps Sale

Scroll down & check out what’s available *: craft rubber stamps ink pads Big Shot accessories and other craft accessories & embellishments! * Per Stampin’ Up! Policy, I can only sell these to people in the U.S. Craft Rubber Stamps The following retired rubber stamp sets are for sale (as is).  Shipping & Handling is… Read More »


Thanksgiving Cards

Happy Thanksgiving!!! Use some creative paper punch art to create cute and whimsical Thanksgiving Cards.  I used the Modern Label Punch to make the feathers, and a variety of circle punches to create the body and eyes.  The greeting is from Fabulous Phrases and punched out with the Word Window Punch.   I made this… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! Christmas Card

Today’s Stampin’ Up! Christmas card is full of sparkle and shimmer.  I cut the ornaments out of the exquisite Champagne Glimmer Paper using the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies and then a couple of other punches for the other embellishments.  The greeting is from Fabulous Phrases, and the background was stamped with the En Francais background… Read More »

Heartfelt Handmade Thank You Card

Today’s heartfelt handmade thank you card uses baby wipes and Stampin’ Up! ink refills swiped across the card.  The colors I used are Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, and So Saffron, though the So Saffron doesn’t show up much in the picture. The buttons look good enough to eat and are from the Brights Designer Buttons… Read More »

Making Birthday Cards

When making birthday cards, sometimes less is more.  Now and again I like the look of a more simple, understated card. The colors I used on this simple handmade card are Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, and Daffodil Delight.   The featured image is from the Make a Cake stamp set, stamped in Basic Black on Daffodil… Read More »

Flower Birthday Cards

I have to admit, I am not a big fan of the new color Starfruit.  On its own it looks pretty awful in my opinion.  However, as you can see in the flower birthday cards I’ve been making, I’m finding when I combine it with other colors it’s surprising how pleasing it can be.   I… Read More »

Handmade Thank You Card: Butterfly Cards

This quick & easy handmade thank you card features the Papillon Potpourri stamp set.  The design on the butterfly wings reminded me of one of the designs in the International Bazaar designer paper, so I paired them up.  I think they work well together (click on the image for a closer view). I stamped the… Read More »