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Delicate Doilies-Bright and Beautiful

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Nothing says beautiful like a Delicate Doilies from Spellbinders. This die-cut set has been begging to be used and this week I am giving them the main focus. The following project had me using my Cuttlebug more than I have in the last couple weeks.


Here is the large doilie I used on the cuttlebug. My selection of paper is from Heartfelt Creations :Majestic Morning. I chose this paper pack because it has bright colors already color coordinated and with one 12×12 sheet I got 4 colors to use on this lovely project.



Once my doilies were cut, I used Marianne Designs: Collectables die-cut banner  and stamp set to cut my perfect banner. Then I stamped the “Bright and Beautiful” in Memento Cottage Ivy.



Now its time to assemble everything. Place your background sheet on your card, next layer your doilies on the card. Third place your stamped banner with 3D foam adhesives. Place your Want 2 Scrap pearls and tie a ribbon. Tada!  For a step-by-step please check out my video.




The products used on this project:


S5-205 Spellbinders Delicate Doilies

COL1324- Marianne Designs Collectables Die with Banners and Text EveryDay

 HCDP1 Heartfelt Creations Majestic Morning Paper Collection

4039 Want 2 Scrap Beautiful Bling Strips in White

Scor- Tape

Memento Ivy Cottage Pigment Ink

Foam Adhesive



Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!






Heartfelt Creation Gift Bag

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Heartfelt Creations has a new collection Majestic Morning Collection, and with Valentines right around the corner I wanted to make something for my daughter’s teacher. I did not want her to be “my valentine” but simply an appreciation for all her hard work. This collection is simply stunning and the versatility in the paper pack allowed me to make a gift bag with my Silhouette Cameo.


I began by selecting a 12×12 sheet from the Majestic Morning Paper Collection and placing that in my Silhouette Cameo. The box is from Lori Whitlock 3D Treat Bag. Let me make a note that this paper did super well in the cameo, the cuts were crisp and clean. silhoutte

This is what I ended up with:


Next I proceeded to fold the bag and place adhesive on one side. Next I cut a carnation using Spellbinders Carnation Creations via Cuttlebug.


Here is the end result:


Gorgeous, right?! Next assemble your flower using a brad and set aside.


Now to work on our tag. The Majestic Morning paper pack has several tags to choose from. Just select one and cut it out.

Along to coordinate with the paper pack, Heartfelt Creations has 6 sets of pre-cut stamps. For this piece I am using one of the Majestic Morning Bouquet. I stamped it with StazOn and colored it in with watercolor markers. As a finishing touch I placed that gorgeous carnation on the tag, tided the ribbon on the baggie and ready to go!

heartfelt creations box

I will be filling this treat bag with an assortment of chocolates, and giving this to my favorite 1st grade teacher. I cannot wait to make other gifts and coordinating cards with this collection.  For a step-by-step video please see below.

Thanks and Happy Scrapin’!



Products Used:



SKU: HCDP1 Heartfelt Creations Majestic Morning Paper Collection

SKU: HCPC 3582 Heartfelt Creations Majestic Morning Bouquet PreCut Set

SKU: S5-049Spellbinders Carnation Creations

SKU: 214 Scor-Pal Adhesive

American Crafts Ribbon


Quick Holiday Cards

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

joy  candy cane

poinsettia holly  seasons greet


We’re very near Christmas, so I wanted to share some Quick Holiday Cards.  Several of the cards feature stamps from the beautiful Heartfelt CreationsSeason of Joy” collection, and most use a background stamp.

Background stamps and other large stamps used to make me “cringe” because I often had trouble getting the stamp to work consistently and give a nice clear image.   I’ve learned two methods that help with background stamps (or other large stamps), and I want to share those with you today.  The first method is to use a “Mega Mount” acrylic block by Impression Obsession.  This is a large clear stamping block with a handle.  It has a very gentle curve on it, and really helps to facilitate stamping.  To use it, you adhere your clear or cling stamp to the Mega Mount, and then be sure to cover the stamp fully with ink.   This can be another problem in using large stamps — it is very important to keep checking and adding ink until all parts of the stamp appear “wet”.  Then you turn over the Mega Mount and begin stamping at one end of your image, following the gentle curve of the block to the other end.  You want to apply a firm consistent pressure, and this is usually easiest if you stand.  Don’t rock the mega mount back and forth as this might result in a double-stamped image.  One pass is sufficient if you keep the firm, even pressure.

The second background stamp technique is a brayer technique.  Here you’ll place the cling or clear stamp on a large flat stamp block (if you don’t have a large enough stamp block, you can use one of the cutting plates from your Sizzix or Cuttlebug or Grand Calibur.  The acrylic block should be placed on a flat, solid surface like a counter top or table.  (Some people even feel comfortable placing the stamp face up on a work table with no block underneath.)  The second step is to ink the stamp.  Again you’ll want to be careful to add plenty of ink.  Next, you’ll lay the paper you want to stamp face down on the inked surface.  You can run a brayer over the paper, or run your fingers over the back of the paper — either with a firm, even pressure.  The key is to make sure that the paper doesn’t move, so you have to hold it firmly in place with one hand while you use the brayer or your fingers to transfer the image.

I usually am able to get a good impression with large wood-mounted background stamps.  (If you have problems, you can use the brayer technique described above.)  I do have a problem lifting the stamp without dropping it, and spoiling the stamped image.  To prevent this, I add a “handle” to the large wood mount stamp.  This is done with packing or shipping tape.  You’ll start the tape at one end of the wood stamp and run it to the center.   Fold over the tape there to create a handle, and then run the tape to the other end.  The tape handle is secure and you can use it to lift your stamp off of the stamped image — much easier than trying to get a good grip on a large stamp.  Please see this short video for a demonstration of the two background stamp techniques and the stamp handle.

joy  joy closeup

I began this card by stamping a snowflake background by Our Daily Bread in a very light blue ink (Memento Summer Sky).  Next, I stamped a few larger snowflakes over the top of the background to add some dimension.  The larger snowflakes are a stamp by Impression Obsession, and are stamped in Memento Danube Blue ink.  (This technique shows very well on the card, but is somewhat hard to photograph.  I tried to zoom in a little with the corner photo to try to capture an image of the light blue background.)   I also stamped the featured quote (stamp by Impression Obsession) in Danube Blue ink.  I chose a coordinating blue paper, and cut a 4.25” x 5.5” piece for the background, and a 2.75” x 3.75” piece to frame the sentiment.  I trimmed the snowflake background to 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, and the sentiment to 2.5” x 3.5”.  I added a little 3/8” white velvet ribbon along the left side and bottom of the snowflake background paper, and then attached the background paper.  I attached the sentiment to the smaller piece of blue background paper using Scor-Tape, and then to the snowflake background using dimensional adhesive.  To finish, I added a silver snowflake (cut from a piece of May Arts satin cutouts ribbon), and a blue rhinestone in the center.

candy cane

I began this card by stamping the “Christmas Story” background by Penny Black using Black Versafine ink on red paper. Then I used two stamps from the Heartfelt Creations “Season of Joy” collection – Striped Candy Cane and Christmas Poinsettia.  I used Versafine Smokey Gray ink to stamp these to keep the images soft.  I colored the candy cane image using colored pencils, and also colored three of the smaller poinsettias (you can select the right sizes based on the size of the poinsettia in the center of the candy canes).   I hand cut the candy canes.  The poinsettias can be hand cut or cut using a die (a Spellbinders die made for Heartfelt Creations, called “Sun Kissed Fleur”.  To assemble the card, I cut a piece of black background paper 4.25” x 5.5”.  I trimmed the stamped background paper to 4” x 5.25”, and attached the candy canes to it.  I ran a narrow white satin ribbon across this layer, and added a bow slightly off-center, just beneath the poinsettia.  I then attached the top layer to the black base.  To finish the card, I added the top poinsettia layers, and curved the edges of the petals slightly to give the flower a little dimension.

poinsettia holly

This card also features stamps from the Heartfelt Creations “Season of Joy” collection.  I used Christmas Poinsettia and Delicate Holly Swirls.  I stamped the poinsettia with Versafine Smokey Gray ink, and the holly with Memento Northern Pine ink.  I colored the three largest poinsettia images using Faber Castell Pitt pastel pencils, and I also colored the largest leaf set.  I cut these out using the Spellbinders Sun Kissed Fleur die.  I hand cut two of the holly images, and colored the leaves using colored pencil.  My background papers for this project were both hand-made papers (by Jolees).  The gold is cut to 4.25” x 5.5”, and the red is cut to 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”.  I placed the two holly pieces on the paper first (they kind of “lock” together in the center), and then placed the poinsettia on top.  I added red rhinestones to the holly to represent berries – it doesn’t show well in the photo, but I actually used two different colors of rhinestones to add some interest.  Finally, I built the poinsettia by alternating the three layers of petals and then adding the leaves.  I used yellow rhinestones to enhance the center of the poinsettia.  Then I curved the edges of the petals slightly to give the flower some dimension, and I used a small piece of Scor-Tape to attach the poinsettia to the card front.

seasons greet

I began this card by stamping the background using an Our Daily Bread poinsettia background stamp.  It is stamped with Crimson Versafine ink on kraft paper.  I cut the sentiment from a set of holiday words from Die-Versions called “Holiday 1 Complements”.  The poinsettia is cut using the Blooming Poinsettia die from Poppy Stamps.  To assemble the card, I cut a background piece of deep red paper 4.25” x 5.5”.  I trimmed the background poinsettia kraft paper to 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, and attached the red mesh ribbon.  I used Scor-Tape to adhere the poinsettia layer to the deep red background.  I attached the “Seasons Greetings” using “Sticky Dots” by Therm-o-Web.  I built the poinsettia, attaching the various layers with a glue dot, and curving the edges of the petal slightly to give some dimension.  I finished with a small red rhinestone in the center.  I attached it to the card front using a small piece of Scor-Tape.


Supply List

Heartfelt Creations stamps – Striped Candy Cane, Christmas Poinsettia, Delicate Holly Swirls

Impression Obsession Stamps – Joy to the World, Crochet Snowflake 2

Our Daily Bread Stamps – poinsettia background, snowflake background

Spellbinders / Heartfelt Creations – Sun Kissed Fleur Die

Poinsettia die – I used Poppy Stamps Blooming Poinsettia

Colored pencils / Faber Castell Pitt pastel pencils

Ink – I used Versafine black and crimson; and Memento Summer Sky, Blue Danube and Northern Pine

Miscellaneous ribbon and rhinestones

Assorted cardstock 

Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal

Glue dots

Sticky dots by Therm-o-Web


Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!


Christmas Chandelier

Monday, December 16th, 2013

The big day is just 9 days away, so it’s crunch time to make your Christmas Chandelier with Sizzix! First off, I’d like to say that this chandelier is absolutely gorgeous and I can’t wait until my daughter’s birthday next year. I’m going to make oodles of these to string around our house! For now, it’s CHRISTMAS TIME! Can’t you even believe it? So close! This is so easy to make that it’s a must have for the holiday! I made a banner to hang between my two Christmas trees (Yes…two. I love Christmas.) :)




1: Cut the Ornament out 6 times. Double sided paper is preferred. (I didn’t use double sided paper, so I had to cut it out 12 times and glue them together.)

2: Fold on score lines and adhere pieces together one at a time, at the fold.

3: Adhere a long piece of string/ribbon along the inside of one of the folds, leaving some extra at the top and bottom so you can hang it.

4: Cut the center of the Ornament 6 times and the star 6 times with double sided paper. Fold again along score lines and adhere together just as you did the ornament.

5: Attach center of ornament to the middle of your string inside the ornament. Adhere star at the top.

6: Attach a small bead to the bottom. (I did three because I like beads.)

That’s it. Then you’re completely done! It’s so fast and easy and turns out so fun and beautiful!

To make my banner, I used all the extra pieces that were cut out while I was doing step 1. I used double sided scor-tape to adhere to the ribbon. I even got an audible “gasp” and a “that is beautiful!” from my daughter when she saw it for the first time.



Die cutting machine

658737 – Sizzix Bigz Die: Chandelier Ornament

Double sided paper (preferred)


Sting or ribbon

201- 1/8″ Scor-Tape

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!


Thank You, Veterans!

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Today I want to say “Thank You Veterans!”   I am so very grateful to each hero and their families for their service and sacrifice for our Country.

This scrapbook page honors my favorite Veteran, my brother-in-law, Tom.   The pictures of him were taken as he returned from an Honor Flight earlier this year.

veterans page

The close-up photos below may be easier to see –

veterans top  veterans bottom

The dimensional stars on the page were made with the “Star” folding die by Nellie Snellen.  I just love these stars!   I made the stars by cutting two strips using the die.  These are folded and attached together to form a star shape.   The original design of the star is a 6-pointed star, but I modified it to make it a more traditional 5-pointed star by removing just a small section of one of the strips. These photographs show the original six-pointed star, and the portion I removed to make a five-pointed star.

six point star  cut off 6th point

Whether you make the 5-pointed or 6-pointed version of the star, you will need foundation pieces so that the star will keep its shape.  I used the Nellie Snellen 5-point star shape dies for this.  It is a very cute set – the largest star is only 2.25” across.

Carrie demonstrated how to use the Nellie Snellen folding dies in her video a couple of weeks ago.  I’ve linked that video below.

The background paper is a piece of heavyweight handmade paper.  It came with the rough, deckled edges.  I added a little red and blue color with a Darice craft marshmallow and some Memento inks.  I stamped the sentiments with Black Versafine ink, and embossed them using Ranger Super Fine clear embossing powder.  The stars and the backgrounds are from red, white and blue metallic papers by The Paper Cut.

Supplies used

Star folding die by Nellie Snellin

5-point star Shape Dies by Nellie Snellin

Die cutting/embossing machine – I used my Cuttlebug

One 12×12 sheet of heavyweight handmade paper – I used white

Memento inks – Paris Dusk and Lady Bug

Cardstock in red, white and blue – I used metallic papers by The Paper Cut

Black Versafine ink

Ranger Super Fine Clear Embossing Powder

Heat Gun

Patriotic sentiments – I used “My Hero Sentiments Set” by Stamper’s Best

DoCrafts frame die set “Doorplate”

Adhesives – I used Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal


Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!




Holiday Cards Featuring Spellbinders Build A Wreath Dies

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

both wreaths

Today I want to share some ideas for holiday cards featuring the Spellbinders Build A Wreath dies.  I love the detail and the versatility of this die set.  It is so easy to create beautiful holiday wreaths that can be decorated in many different ways.

To begin, I selected several different types of green cardstock.  I thought that the Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft Core cardstock would be interesting distressed and sanded on a kraft paper background.  I also wanted to try a wreath where ink was applied to add detail and contrast.  For each of these cardstocks, I cut one base and two of each of the other pieces of greenery.  Be sure to emboss each of these pieces – that is where the beauty and detail of the Spellbinders design really come to life.

For the Tim Holtz Kraft Core cardstock, I carefully sanded each of the pieces to distress it, and also to enhance the embossed detail of the Spellbinders die.  For the Bazzill Evergreen cardstock, I enhanced the detail by sponging on a contrasting green ink (I used Memento Cottage Ivy ink and a Darice craft marshmallow).  To assemble each of the wreaths, I began by laying each of the large bits of greenery around the wreath base.  I attached those with a single piece of low dimensional adhesive (such as the Darice adhesive squares).  Then I placed the smaller pieces of greenery around the wreath, filling in any holes or low spaces that were left.   Finally, I went around the wreath again and added more low dimensional adhesive or Scor-Tape, as necessary, to get the shape and dimension that I wanted.  This short video gives some tips on assembling the wreaths.

For the snowflake wreath – I added nine small rhinestone snowflakes around the wreath as decoration.  These were held in place using Scor-Tape.   The base of the A2 card was cut from kraft cardstock (8-1/2” x 5-1/2”).  I cut the red layer from Bazzill “Kisses” cardstock (4” x 5-1/4”), and the inner layer from kraft cardstock (3-7/8” x 5-1/8”).  The inner layer was embossed using Provo Craft – Cuttlebug’s  “Swiss Dots” embossing folder.  I attached the embossed layer to the red layer using Scor-Tape, and attached the flat ribbon at the bottom.  Then I attached the combined layer with the card base using Scor-Tape.  I also used Scor-Tape to attach the wreath and the ribbon bow.  This is a close-up photo of the snowflake wreath card.


I used a similar process to complete the poinsettia wreath card.  The poinsettias were made using a Poppy Stamps die set called “Small Blooming Poinsettia”.  I cut the poinsettia pieces from red flocked ribbon (the kind that is often used during the holidays for wreaths and bows, etc.), and the leaves from a scrap of green cardstock.  I attached the poinsettia pieces and leaves with small pieces of Scor-Tape.   I placed a small yellow rhinestone in the center of each poinsettia.  The ribbon I used on the poinsettia wreath card is from May Arts.  The rest of the directions are the same as for the snowflake wreath.   This is a close-up picture of the poinsettia wreath card.


There are many other ways that you can decorate wreaths made from the Spellbinders Build A Wreath dies.   For example, any of the small or medium-sized holiday button sets from “Dress It Up” would be the perfect size.  You can also use the separate bits of greenery as decoration for other paper crafting projects.   I’m sure that you will have as much fun as I did using this die set to create beautiful holiday cards.

Supply List:

Spellbinders Build A Wreath dies

Die cutting machine – I used my Spellbinders Grand Calibur

Cardstock – Kraft for card base, red for layer, green for wreath – I used Bazzill Kraft, Kisses and Evergreen.  For the wreath that was sanded I used a green from the Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection

Adhesives – low dimensional adhesive (I used Darice) and Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal


Ink — I used Memento Cottage Ivy

Ribbon — I used Holiday Traditions (snowflake wreath card) and May Arts (poinsettia wreath card)

Rhinestone snowflakes

Poinsettias – Mine were made using a Poppy Stamps die (Small Blooming Poinsettia), red flocked ribbon, green cardstock scrap and a yellow rhinestone.

Embossing folder – I used the Provo Craft Cuttlebug “Swiss Dots”


Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!


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