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Monday, December 31, 2012

Valentine Love Notes Mini Album

This sweet little Mini Love Notes Album is for writing your love notes.  Each 3x6 inch page has a different stamped image on each side of the 15 pages with plenty of room for your thoughts.

Cover designer papers are Pebbles "Floral Lane" topped with a piece of My Mind's Eye "A Happy Heart."  The post card on the cover measures 2¼ by 4½ inches and is stamped  with Stampin' Up "Winter Post" and "Postage Due" and  Inkadinkado "Special Thoughts."  The Scott's Roses seed packet was downloaded from the internet and sized to 1¾x2½"  the heart is a Sizzix die cut from lightweight chipboard and sprinkled with glitter.  A tiny little button was sewn to a ⅜"pink circle and glued to the heart.  Inside cover was also covered with My Mind's Eye paper.

Valentine Tag Mini Album

Valentine Tag Mini Album

This sweet little mini album was made with paper scraps collected over the years, so I'm sorry that I don't have the names for the designer papers used.

Cover is made by cutting two  3¼ by 6¼ cereal box chipboard pieces and covering them with red card stock.  A 12 inch piece of ribbon was added between the card stock cover and designer paper, closure is a Velcro dot glued to the ribbon and a brad with the prongs removed is attached to the top of the ribbon closure with glue.

The inside of of the accordion fold base is a 12 x 12 piece of gray card stock folded in half then in quarters, the fold goes toward the bottom with the openings at the top and sides for the tags.  I cut out slots for the tags and use a heart punch for the tag pulls.

This is a quick, easy and fun project.  Make one today and share your love notes with your sweetheart by Valentine's Day.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Warm Winter Wishes - 2 Ways

I decided to try this card two ways, one as an oval and the other as a round.  The poinsettia is from Clear Dollar Stamps - Flower of the Month (5887).  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up set Winter Memories (127937)

After stamping the image on Stampin' Up Very Vanilla card stock, I cut it out using a Spellbinders oval die cut.  Leaving the image on the die I sponged around the edges with Ranger Distress Ink in Antique Linen.  I then colored with Copic Markers BG000, G40 and E42, highlighting areas with glue pen and sprinkling with fine glitter.  The image was sewn onto a Spellbinders scalloped oval.  I also sewed the background card stock from My Mind's Eye Stomp to a piece of Stampin' Up Marina Mist.  The card base and ribbon are also Stampin' Up. 

For my second version I changed up the background paper to  a K& Company mat pad called "Botanical".  I used the same technique as for the blue card but used Copic Markers R30, E42 and G40.  The ribbon is Martha Stewart.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


For All My Four Legged Friends

I needed a card for our local vet and a friend who is a dog groomer, not having many doggie stamps I visited our local scrapbook store to find that they were having a blowout sale on all stamps and picked up these little guys by PSX for just $1.  I also purchased a set of 32 inchie stamps by All Night Media that included the santa hat also just $1, whoo hoo, what a deal.

I used SU Garden Green as a base and stamped the sentiment on Whisper White from the SU Greetings of the Season set (128033).  I stamped the pups and hats on Whisper White, colored with Copics and cut them out placing them on a half-oval and cut shag on the edges.

Christmas Whoots

Having fun with Art Impressions - "Whoots"

I was not sure just what I was going to do with this Art Impressions stamp called Whoots (UMM4122) but just had to have this little cutie.  

My first card was made using SU Old Olive card stock base and Authentique's O'Christmas Tree paper.  The pine branches and pinecones are a Spellbinder's die "Fall Foliage (S5-120) embossed and highlighted with Copic markers.  Whoots was colored with Copics, his eyes were glossed over with Glossy Accents and his hat was enhanced with Marvy "Snow Maker".

My second Whoots card was made using an old 2010 My Mind's Eye "Stomp" paper pack on a SU Kraft card stock base.  Also used Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Rectangles, Deckled Rectangles, and Classic Circles die cuts.  MS Snowflakes and sentiment from the SU Winter Memories (127937) set.  For the owl hat this time I used Deco Art Snow-Tex (DAS9)

Friday, November 16, 2012


Christmas Is Coming!

Art Impressions Snowman stamped on Vellum, colored with Copics and Enamel Accents. SU Northern Flurry embossing folder, glitter.  Sentiment is from the Joyous Celebrations SU set.

I used the cute little girl from the SU Greeting Card Kids set to make this card colored with Copics,  MS Snowflake punch, sentiment is computer generated.

Crissy Armstrong N'Ice Friends snowman by Whimsy Stamps, colored with Copics, MS snowflake punch.  Sentiment is computer generated.

Ornament card made using the Iris Fold technique, super simple and fast.   SU Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder, Spellbinders circle die, sentiment is by Craftsmart.

This is one of my very favorites, anything with birds...Beautiful snow scene created with Inkadinkado winter trees stamp and Copics, Bird on a Branch is by DRS Designs and also colored with Copics.

Such a serene scene made with the  Cardinals In Winter set by MFP colored with Copics.  Gray card stock was lined using the MS Scoreboard.  Spellbinders Grommet Tag.

Warm winter boots from the SU Bootiful Occasions set stamped in Cherry Cobbler, glitter, twine, tag punches.

Tag Card made using Authentique Yuletide papers, sentiments are from SU sets Bells & Boughs and Beautiful Season, Cherry Cobbler ink and marker.  Boho Blossom punch for the tag.

Another Tag Card this time made with SU Be Of Good Cheer papers.

Holly card using Authentique Yuletide papers, sentiment is from SU Greetings of the Season stamp set.

If you are interested in making any of these cards, please contact me.  I would be happy to demonstrate just how easy they are to make at any of my Thursday workshops, or upon request at The Shabby Scrapper or The Creative Stamp paper crafting stores.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Paper Crafting Workshops

Paper Crafting Workshops
In My Studio

Workshops are held on Thursdays in my studio at 2PM and at 6:30PM
Each workshop is approximately 2 hours and you will go home with at least 4 cards, or 2 scrapbook pages, or a mini album, or a banner, or 3D items.
Most workshops are $20

Come and meet with fellow crafters and have some fun learning new tips, tricks and techniques that you can use on many of your own creations.

Call or e-mail me for more information on class availability, but hurry because they book up quickly.

Happy Crafting!

Upcoming Classes


 The Creative Stamp
Sunday, November 11, 2012
2:00 PM

Flower Technique & 3D Workshop class is on Sunday, November 11, 2012 from 2:00-3:00 for those of you who missed the first one.  I will teach you tips and tricks and techniques that you can use in all of your future projects!  You'll make a complete card and a scrapbook page using these valuable techniques all for just $25!  Plus, don't forget your free quilling tool comes with your kit!

Give The Creative Stamp a call at 239-1996 to reserve your seat.

All Is Bright Christmas Card Class

All Is Bright
Christmas Card Class
November 10, 2012
11:30 AM
The Shabby Scrapper

I will be teaching a workshop on how to make these four Christmas cards using the My Mind's Eye - All Is Bright Paper and various die cuts and punches.  Join us and learn many tips and techniques while enjoying the company of fellow crafters.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Bella Blvd. Christmas

Christmas Tree Card

This lovely little Christmas Tree was first cut out using Thick Cuts Christmas Tree die cut by Ellison.  The base of the card is Stampin' Up Crumb Cake, designer papers are by Bella Blvd. Sophisticates by Stephanie Hunt.  I trimmed my tree with rhinestones and cute little pompom fringe.  Inside of card is stamped with Merry Christmas in Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay.

Monday, October 29, 2012


Thanksgiving Cards

For this card I cut out 3 Sizzix leaves and embossed them into the Stampin' Up paper with the Square Lattice Folder.  Sentiment is computer generated and and punched out with the Decorative Label punch.

This card also uses the Sizzix leaf die cut but this time I placed it on the SU card stock in a falling pattern and backed the negative space with designer paper.  Sewed around the edges and added some brads.

My third card was made following a design by Beate Johns found here:
Again I used the negative space left by cutting out a leaf design from the Spellbinders Foliage die cuts, sewing around the edges, adding twine a button and some brads.  Sentiment is from SU Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.

Friday, October 12, 2012

My Scrap Room

Many people have requested that I post photographs of my scrapping space.  When I began paper crafting I accumulated quite a bit of "stuff" that needed storage space, so when our granddaughter vacated this room, I decided to turn it into my craft room.  My wonderful husband allowed me to design this room to fit my needs for all things paper art related. 

Entering the room is a desk space that can quickly be converted to my Cricut or Sewing station.

I have a small flat screen television and my Copic marker and colored pencil area.  These drawers hold all of my small tools and containers of all of my special handmade flowers, adhesives, paints, glitter, etc., and of course a very small drawer for paperwork the /:( kind.

The area under the window is where I do all of my handwork the lighting can not be beat.  My computer and printer area.

This counter and drawer area is my favorite place to stand and stamp.  I designed four of the drawers to hold my 12x12 papers in hanging folders.  The two end drawers hold my 8.5x11 papers.  On the counter top is my homemade foam core stamp pad holder, recently made cards, paper cutters and score board.  I also have my acrylic blocks and stamp cleaner.  The little black box is a cd holder with hanging files which holds all of my Spellbinder type die cuts.

This is my "hutch" which sits between the entrance door on the left and the walk-in closet on the right.  The shelves hold my Catalogs, Cricut Cartridges, Stamp Inventory Catalogs, Stampin' Up acrylic mount stamp sets and current project displays.  Drawers hold more tools, mat packs, extras stamp cleaning pads, etc.  Cupboards hold my larger equipment like the Big Shot, Cuttlebug, laminator, etc.

Lastly the view from the entrance door looking at my steal of a deal walnut table snagged from a garage sale for a mear $10 including two large leaf inserts.  I use this table to spread out projects and hold small stamp club groups.


In keeping with my effort to make at least one Christmas card per month, I made this origami tree using Stampin' Up papers and card stock.  Super simple and really striking with the glitter.

The following four cards were made using the recently released "All Is Bright" papers by My Mind's Eye.

Pretty little deer card was made using the following die cuts and punches:  
Poppy Stamps - Gentle Leaf
Martha Stewart - Pine Sprig
Punch Bunch - Bellflower
Sizzlits - Holly w/Berries
Tim Holtz - Mini Reindeer
Mark's Finest Papers stamped sentiment from the Cardinals In Winter set.

This is probably my favorite little card for this Christmas.  
Sentiment is a stamp - Micheal's
Poinsettia - Spellbinder die cut
Holly leaves - Martha Stewart punch
Brad - My Mind's Eye

This lovely Bird was cut from the My Mind's Eye paper and embellished with a tiny pompom and a dab of red Stickles.  All other embellishments are from the MME embellishment pack.

And finally a card of JOY for the season also cut from the MME paper.  A touch of red/white twine to add some joy.


Thanksgiving Cards

Give Thanks card made following a design layout by Dina Kowell found here:
Thank you Dina.

Card base is Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip.  I used Kraft and paper bag paper to make the background stamped with Fresh Vintage stamp set (as is the 3 stamp).  the leaves are Kraft and paper bag papers too.  The Kraft leaves were spritzed with water, wrinkled up, unfolded and dried before brushing with various SU inks.  The paper bag leaves were stamped with a leaf stamp by K&Co.  Post Card paper is from Bo Bunny Apple Cider Collection and the stamp is from the Winter Post set.  Postage cancellation stamp is by Scrappy Cat.  Give Thanks is from Michael's.

Another card using Stampin' Up and BoBunny papers.  This one uses a piece of frayed burlap and a pinecone stamp from Micheal's.

This lovely leaf card was cut out using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  The Bountiful Season stamp is by Close To My Heart colored with SU watercolor pencils, a small piece of burlap and a button complete the card.

I was inspired to make this card after seeing some lovely examples online.  Simple white paper background is Bazzill paper with a computer generated sentiment.  Woodland Branch die is by Memory Box.  For the leaves I folded a paper bag to make multiple layers and punched out the leaves with a small Marvy punch, brushed with various SU inks and glued down.

Wedding Pages

Wedding Pages

Carolina Breeze papers by Teresa Colliins
Stampin' Up punches used are: Blossom, Bird Builder, Elegant Butterfly and various circle punches which were cut into spirals to form the rolled flowers.  I also used the Cheery Lyn Fancy Flourish die cut.

Scrapbook Pages

Scrap your summer scrapbook pages


Coffin Candy Box

Skeleton is from the $ store.  Coffin was cut out from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. Filled with candy this will make a super gift.

Authentique Paper Challenge
I used these two pieces of Authentique Free Bird paper to make a Halloween card.
Black paper is Stampin' Up, fence die is from Tim Holtz and stamps are by Inkadinkado.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pink Paislee Indigo Bleu Birthday Card

Tools used for this project are shown below:
Punches are by EK Success and Martha Stewart.  Die cuts are by Spellbinders and Sizzix Little Leaves for Stampin' Up.  Embossing folder is also a Sizzix for Stampin' Up.  Happy Birthday stamp is from K&Co.  Ribbon is Baja Breeze by Stampin' Up.

I made two versions of this card one with white roses and one with paper from the Pink Paislee Indigo Bleu line.  Card base is Bazzill white.

Thank you for looking.