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Kaisercraft’s Mister Fox Manly Card

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

I often hear from other crafters the same sentiment I feel, it’s hard to make a manly card.  Well I almost accomplished it today but at the last minute I had to add a bow and some bling.  One little bow and one little piece of bling doesn’t deter from manly does it??


I used Kaisercraft‘s Mister Fox 6 1/2″ square pad to make this card.  I love Kaisercraft pads, they always have punch out die cuts in the back.  This is a standard A2 card, 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.  I double matted the front, used a die cut sentiment which I mounted on a scrap of black.  I love double mounting the die cuts it makes them pop so much more. I simply place the die cut on the scrap of black and fussy cut around the edge leaving about an 1/8th” of black showing.


The strip with the numbers is cut from the decorative paper and then crimped through my Fiskars crimper.  I have this in my crafty closet and forget to use it. It gives the paper such dimension, I must use it more often!  I added the bow cut from Sizzix 3D Ribbon die.  Another item I’d forgotten I had.  I love these little bows they’re the perfect size for cards or scrapbook pages.  I think I need to die cut a bunch of them, glue them together and have on hand, I’d use them a lot more that way.  The polka dot paper was perfect especially when I added the little black Blossom from Kaisercraft.  That’s a manly blossom mind you :-)

For the inside sentiment I used Penny Black‘s Special Wishes clear stamp collection and stamped it with a black embossing powder on a decorative piece. I used the negative space from the puncP1130251-001hed out die to trace the shape for my inside piece.  Works great!  I slit the sides with a little punch I’d found at a garage sale for 25 cents!  If you don’t have a punch like this you could use your crafty knife to cut the slits.  The ribbon is a strip of paper inked on both sides with Black Soot distress ink from Tim Holtz.

Check out my video for the step-by-step process on how to make this card.

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!


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PP938: Kaisercraft Mister Fox 6 1/2″ Pad

658978: Sizzix Riboon, 3-D

30-229: Penny Black Special Wishes clear stamps

658300: Sizzix Big Shot

TDPK40330: Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink 3

Supplies from my stash: Kraft and Brown cardstock; Kaisercraft Blossom; black twine; black embossing powder. Fiskars crimper, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Beacon Fabri-Tac, ATG


Graphic 45 Mother Goose Frame

Thursday, June 5th, 2014


Today I stepped a little outside my norm and altered a plain wooden frame that I got from my local big box store.  I used Graphic 45‘s Mother Goose paper, some home made flowers and a few bits and bobs to change it up into the one you see here.  Since the frame was unfinished wood when I started I knew I wanted to do the edges in yellow but didn’t have any paints the color I envisioned.  What I did have were some Lemon and Butter Cream Gelatos from Faber- Castell.


As most of you know I’m mostly a paper and glue type of person so the Gelatos were a new medium for me to try.  I covered all the areas that I knew I’d want yellow with Liquitex white Gesso.  Next (after the Gesso was dry) I started rubbing on the Gelatos dipping my fingertips into water to easily spread them.  Oh how fun!  The Gelato covered fantastically and created just the color of sunshine I’d hoped.  I used Black Licorice Gelato around all the edges so there weren’t any white areas showing on my paper.  After everything was dry, which happens very quickly, I covered the front and the photo placement holder in the middle with the Twinkle Twinkle paper from the 12×12 Mother Goose collection. I used Aleene’s Collage Podge (it’s like Mod Podge) to adhere the paper to the frame and then added a fairly heavy coat over the top.  This needed to dry completely before moving on.


Next I fussy cut Mother Goose from the paper and again added a fairly good coat of the Collage Podge, once dry I added red stickles and Glossy Accents to give her a little sparkle and shine.  When everything was dry I used Beacon’s Fabri-Tac to stick her to the corner of the frame.  I wanted to find something for the handle of the basket she’s in and finally thought of a paper bag I had that had just the perfect handles. Once snipped and glued they finished Mother Goose perfectly.  The flowers were created using Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die and some cotton fabric.  I also tucked in some flowers from Petaloo including the wispy netting looking pieces.   I fussy cut one little Humpty Dumpty from the paper, added a coat of Aleene’s Collage Podge front and back and then stuck him onto one of  Tim Holtz Memo Pins and tucked him down among the flowers.  Afterwards he still needed a little sprucing up so I added a layer of Glossy Accents.  I tucked in a few of Kaisercraft’s Sparklets for some bling.

Well that’s my frame, what do you think?  It’s a fun project and definitely glammed up that dull wooden frame.  My video is a complete step by step from taking the frame out of the package to adding the support stick in the back.  I hope you’ll have time to watch.

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!


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770402: Faber-Castell Designing with Gelatos

4500756: Graphic 45  12×12 Mother Goose Paper Pad

656640: Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Floral Die

Supplies from my Stash: Wooden Frame to alter;  Aleene’s Collage Podge; Beacon’s Fabri-Tac; Glossy Accents; Black Cardstock; Petaloo flowers; home made flowers; hot glue; Kaisercraft Sparklers; Stickles

Kaisercraft Art of Life Birthday Card

Thursday, April 17th, 2014


My other half is having a birthday this week and I wanted a ‘manly’ card for him, you know the kind, no bling, no flowers, no ribbon!  Ughh, that can be boring if you’re not careful.  In order to dress up my masculine card I started with Kaisercraft‘s Art of Life Collection and Spellbinders Labels Thirty-One dies.  Using Core’dinations Sand Castle paper for my card base I took a folded sheet and placed it in my Sizzix Big Shot with the long edge of the die protruding a tad over the fold.  By cutting this way you’ll end up with your three sides decorative cut but the top edge folded to make a base for the card.


I placed a piece of cut filmstrip, from the paper, for the focal point on the front and then used the domino paper from the collection to cut the numbers out backing them with medium weight chipboard and using my Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to give them just a hint of sparkle.  When I started to video the card I do in the step-by-step for you I realized I didn’t have enough of the brown stickers to spell out my words so I actually took some neon green ones and a black permanent felt tip pen and colored them.  The trick here is to make sure when you remove the sticker from the sheet you use the pen around the edges (you can color the letters while they are still attached to the full sheet and just touch up when removed, much easier this way). to add a bit of ‘manly’ bling I used Tim Holtz gears here and there on the front.


Inside are two Journal Stickers from Tim Holtz idea-ology line.  I took an extra-small alpha stamp set and stamped my message and then used a tiny paperclip (also Tim Holtz) to attach the two tickets together before gluing them to the paper mat inside.  Using a white gel pen to do faux stitching around the inside mat just gives it a little pop.  So there you have it, a very masculine birthday card for someone special in your life.  Please check out the video for a complete walk through on how to make this card.

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!


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PP926: Kaisercraft Art of Life 6×6 Paper Pad

SS213: Kaisercraft Art of Life Cardstock Stickers

S4-406: Spellbinders Labels Thirty-one

TIM32823: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs

657900: Sizzix Big Shot

207: Scor-Tape 1″

203: Scor Tape 1/2″

Supplies from my Stash: Kaisercraft Art of Life 12×12 Paper Collection, Core’dinations Sand Castle cardstock, Tim Holtz idea-ology Journaling Tickets – Gears – Tiny Paper Clip, Wink of Stella clear glitter pen, Webster’s Pages alpha stickers, mini alpha stamps, dimensional foam, ATG gun, Beacon Fabri-Tac, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, white gel pen

Card Making: Spellbinders Filigree Egg Cards

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Easter is just around the corner, extra special for me this year because it’s my Granddaughter’s twelfth birthday and we’ll be there to share it with her.   I thought I’d like a couple of cards for family and friends to have on hand for Easter and this Filigree Egg Die D-Lites by Spellbinders was just perfect.  I so love Spellbinders filigree dies they cut so nicely and the impressions are clear, clean and crisp.

Filigree Eggs

Besides the egg die I also used Spellbinders Majestic Labels One die to form the front and back base of my card.  You simply cut two from the die, score one 3/4″ from the side.  By gluing the two together along the fold/scored line you create a hinge to form the basis of your card.

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The egg was cut twice, one was sprayed with Lindy’s Starburst – Love at First Sight Lavender, the second was left white.  I put pop dots on the lavender side and popped the white egg atop it, making sure the filigrees aligned.  All edges of the card base were inked lightly with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Milled Lavender.  The double egg was then placed on the center of the card base.  Adding a tulle bow, flower with a bling center is just enough pizzazz to finish the card.

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I used a rub on for my sentiment on the inside

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To finish the card I used Joy! Crafts Elegant Card Stand die to accompany the card.  (In order to make the easel a little sturdier I cut two, glued them together and then lightly inked the edges).  Hmm… notice there are two easels here?  That means there must be a bonus card idea in the video below, don’t miss it!

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S2-053: Spellbinders Die D-Lites Filigree Egg die

S4-421: Spellbinders Majestic Labels One

60020122: Joy! Crafts Elegant Card Stand

TIM20219: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Milled Lavendar

658300: Sizzix Big Shot

Supplies from my stash: Fabri-Tac glue, Aleene’s Tacky Glue, Lindy’s Starburst, Love at First Sight Lavender, Silks in Pink Grapefruit, American Crafts, Pop Dots, Tulle, Flower, Bling, Rub Ons

Kaisercraft Art of Life Mini Album

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

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I had found this little Kraft/Chipboard book while on a recent shopping trip and used it to make this mini with Kaisercraft‘s Art of Life Collection.  I’m not sure what draws me so much to this collection but something really does.  I love the soft brown tones of the paper and the images that are so beautifully done.  This little book has three heavy chipboard pages and three expandable kraft envelopes, perfect for preserving a special moment in time.

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I had gotten both the 12×12 collection package and the 6 1/2′ square pad.  I used primarily the smaller pad for most of the mini.  If you’re not familiar with Kaisercraft pads the smaller ones come 1/2′ larger than norm, which I find exceedingly helpful at times, they also have several punch out sheets of images at the end.  In the photo above both the sentiment on the left and the arrow on the right are from these punch-outs, I simply backed them on a solid cardstock for a sturdier effect.

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Because this is a smaller mini I think the addition of the gusseted envelopes is a great touch for tucking away all those bits of memorabilia that you want to save along with the photos (of course you could always stick the extra photos in the pockets as well).  I used Spellbinders Nestabilites Superellipse die for the mats and then distressed everything with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Gathered Twigs.  Be sure and check out my video, I’ll show you what the book looked like naked, a glimpse of how I did the pages, a complete walk through page by page and of course still photos at the end.

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!


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Supplies from the Store:

PK461: Kaisercraft Art of Life 12×12 Paper Pack

PP926: Kaisercraft Art of Life 6 1/2″ Pad

SS213: Kaisercraft Art of Life Stickers

S5188: Spellbinders Nestabilities Superellipse die

TIM32823: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Mini Album

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Sigh………… I’m in love………..with Graphic 45’s Botanical Tea Collection!  Oh wait, maybe I’ve said that before, oh well, I’m saying it again, this collection is just gorgeous and so nostalgic, at least for me anyway.  I’ve created a mini album this week and fussed and fumed over the binding until I think I finally got it right (3rd times charm isn’t that what the old saying is?).

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To make this album it’s super simple, no really, it is!  I started with white cardstock, around 100# and cut 8 pages 5″ x 6″. The reason it’s not square is because I had made a coordinating gift box to put it in (check out my blog – link below- to see the box) and I wanted to leave room on the 5″ side to add a Cinch binding.  Once I cut my decorative papers I realized the white was too stark so I inked the edges, about an inch in with Tim Holtz‘s Antique Linen Distress Ink.  Then I cut my decorative paper from the collection about 1/4″ small (4 3/4″ x 5 3/4″).  I cut 16 mats, two of each design  so when you open the book the right and left sides compliment one another.

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Leftover pieces can be used to compliment the main page patterns in the form of pockets, belly bands and focal accents.

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By trimming and following the pattern edge you can create a fun border.

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As I said in the beginning I redid the binding several times, first using white coils and my Cinch, next blue coils and fibers hanging and finally I gave up on the wires, it just wasn’t the right look.  Instead, I took blue 1/4″ ribbon and laced it from bottom to top, tied it in a knot, added the metal butterfly and ran the ends through it to the back adding a knot on each loose end.  I added a few charms, I especially love the little teacup that a friend had given me just this week, perfect timing! The point is, don’t give up, if something doesn’t look or feel right keep tweeking it otherwise you’re never going to be happy with the end result.  It may be just the color that’s off and by changing it up you’ll be so much happier, I know I am!

Catch the rest of the pages in the video below and the gift box I made to house this in is in my blog post here -> Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Gift Box. One last thing I used Spellbinders Die D-Lites Corner Flourish around the Botanical Tea tag on the front.  The paper had flourishes around it but that’s way beyond my fussy cutting abilities so I added my own with some blue paper, love the look. I also misted the solid outside papers with Lindy’s Frosted Forget-Me-Nots Starburst and Alpine Tea Rose Starburst sprays then inked them with a combination of browns from Tim Holtz’s Distress Inks, the last step was to lightly mist overtop with Lindy’s Blazing Sun Glitz Spray.  I love how it turned out, I hope you do to.


So why not try this mini today, yes you can do it and you’ll love the end result!

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!


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Supplies from the Store:

4500889: Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 12×12 Paper Pad

4500895: Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Chipboard 1

4500896: Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Chipboard 21

 4500893: Graphic 45 Botanical Stickers

4500896: Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Chipboard

4500892: Graphic 45 Tags and Pockets

S2-050: Spellbinders Die D-Lites Corner Flourish

S4-418: Spellbinders Labels 36

TIM19497: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Antique Linen

TIM32823: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs

TIM19510: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tea Dye

Supplies from my Stash: Cardstock; medium weight chipboard, ATG, Beacon’s Fabri-Tac, 3D Crystal Lacquer, Metal pieces, bling, ribbon, Lindy’s sprays, Aleene’s Tacky Glue


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