All Occasions Banner Card

Looking for a quick and simple all occasions card? Today's project we're using scrap pieces of Designer Paper from the Bights Paper Stacks.  

Banner cardYou can view the video tutorial below



Folded Petals Card

World Card Making Day began in 2006 as National Card Making Day. Founded by Paper Crafts magazine to bring card makers together at the beginning of the busiest card-making season of the year, it was first held on October 7, 2006. The initial celebration involved the Paper Crafts magazine audience only; however, due to the positive response it received and the worldwide popularity of card making, the holiday became known as World Card Making Day from then on.

Celebrate the creativity of handcrafted cards and the personal connection that they forge between friends and family. Participate with me in making and keeping personal connections by

Between 1 -6 October I will be posting a card with a video tutorial for you to create at home.

However you choose to participate, join the world in making a card, and celebrate your unique creativity!

Today’s card features and idea for “Simple Embellishments”  These embellishments can be simple to make or just result in a clean look.  Either way, these embellishments will be helpful in creating a clean and simple card.

Dictionary, Bakers TwineDictionary, Bakers Twine

Here are some tips I find helpful when creating a simple embellishments:

  • Look for ways to simplify or minimize complex embellishments.  For example, instead of including three intricately folding flowers, consider using only one.  Or if the folded flower usually uses three colours, reduce it to one colour or tones of one colour (monochromatic)
  • Add embellishments creatively. Try to find ways to use an embellishment in a new way. For example, you could braid strands of baker’s twine to create a simple “rope”.
  • Sometimes the easiest way to make an embellishment simple is to isolate it like as I have done in my card below.

First up is a card I created that demonstrates a clean and simple embellishment. With a few punch circles and a pinch of time, you can create this great flower that is perfect for a window card.

TIPS for Folded Petals Card

  • Create a template for folding all of the punched circles. This will help you create uniform pieces.
  • When adhering the folded pieces to the card, gently place them first (don’t press the adhesive down permanently). If they are lightly adhered, you can reposition them easily. Once placed how you want them, then press the adhesive down firmly.
  • There are many parts to this card. However, I would still consider this a Clean and Simple card because the most complex part of the card (the flower) is isolated by the window and the remaining areas of the card are quite “empty.”


      1. Punch a 1″ circle out of cardstock.  Fold over 2 sides as shown in the video.  Cut off flaps
      2. Using the template created in step 1, punch and fold six 1″ circles out of patterned paper
      3. Cut and fold card (15 x 10.5cm) from Crumb Cake CS.  Cut 2 1/2″ circle window in front using circle framelits and bigshot
      4. Stamp background using Dictionary stamp set in VersaMark Ink over left side of card as shown
      5. Punch outer corners of card using corner rounder, Cut Whisper White CS, 14.2 x 9.8cm and round two right corners.  Adhere to inside of card
      6. Adhere the six folded petals inside the circle
      7. Tie Bakers twine around the top and bottom of card as shown in the photo.  Draw white dashed lines around the circle window
      8. Stamp the greeting onto a scrap piece of cardstock cut out and adhere to the inside of the card.  You’re Done!

Come back tomorrow where I show you a creative way to use your framelits to create a clean and simple card.  Plus my 12 weeks of Christmas projects will begin tomorrow also, along with some blog candy.

Butterfly Birthday

I’ve participated in another challenge recently, called the “Hallmark Challenge”  you can read all about it HERE.  The card that was selected for us to Make over is this one here hallmark x 2.  I’ve taken the butterfly theme and used this as my inspiration for my card.  I’ve created the butterfly’s with bakers twine to give a 3D effect, and set my background for the outside.

Here’s the card I created

Remembering Your Birthday


  1. A piece 8 2/8″ x 5 7/8″ Early Espresso Cardstock folded in half to create a 4 1/8″ x 5 7/8″ cardbase
  2. Take a 3 7/8″ x 5 3/4″ piece of Whisper White CS, and with the cloud template, sponge the sky with Tempting Turquoise Classic ink and a Stampin’ sponge, stop approx 1 3/4″ from the bottom (As shown in video)
  3. Sponge the grass on the bottom of your clouds with Pear Pizzaz Classic ink and Stampin’ Sponge
  4. Stamp your greeting on the bottom centre of the sponge Whisper White CS from Remembering Your Birthday Stamp Set, and Early Espresso Classic Ink
  5. working on the roll, wrap the Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine around the tip of a fork, sixteen times. Feed a 4″ piece of Early Espresso Bakers Twine around the centre of the wrapped Cherry Cobbler.  Tie the two ends of the Early Espresso bakers twine into a knot, so that the knot is at the top of the wrapped bakers twine – creating antennas for the butterfly.  Slide the wrapped twine off the fork and trim the ends of the Cherry Cobbler bakers twine using fabric scissors.  Repeat creating two more butterflys from Tangarine Tango & Crushed Curry Bakers Twine from the Tag a Bag Accessory Kit
  6. Mat and centre you sponged sky to your Early Espresso Cardbase with Snail Adhesive
  7. Cut a number from scrap piece of Early Espresso CS using Typeset Alphabet Bigz die and Big Shot
  8. Centre your number you just die cut to the cardfront with stampin’ dimentionals
  9. With a glue gun stick your butterfly’s randomly to your card front.  You’re done!


Remembering Your Birthday


Love You

This weeks team challenge is …. is based on a Theme. LOVE / VALENTINES. So make anything Card, Scrapbook page, MDS project, 3D item etc. that represents LOVE. This is my project

Itty Bitty Banners

Here’s how I created the card:


  1. Fold the piece of Crumb Cake CS in half creating a 14.9 x 10.5cm card
  2. Emboss a piece of 14 x 9.5 piece of Blushing Bride CS using the Adorning Accents Embossing Folder and the Big Shot
  3. Stick the piece of Blushing Bride CS to the 14.3 x 9.8cm piece of Cherry Cobbler CS, leaving equal borders on the top, left and right hand sides, using double sided adhesive
  4. Stick the matted piece of Blushing Bride CS to the card front, leaving an equal border on the top, left and right hand sides, using double sided adhesive.  Trim off the overhanging CS on the bottom of the card using a paper cutter
  5. Die cut a heart from a scrap piece of Cherry Cobbler CS using the hearts collection framelits and big shot
  6. Stick the heart of the card, slightly above the centre point, using double sided adhesive
  7. Stamp the greeting onto the scrap piece of Whisper White CS using Black Stazon ink.  Die cut the greeting using Bitty Banners Framelits and the Big Shot
  8. Stick the greeting flag to the card, towards the bottom of the heart, using double sided adhesive
  9. Stick three buttons from the Regals and Subtles button collection onto the left hand of the greeting flag using mini glue dots.
  10. Feed one end of the bakers twine on the large button through one button hole and down the through the other button hole
  11. Position the button towards the bottom right hand corner of your card, holding the button in place, wrap the twine around the card front three times (you may want to leave the twine on the spool as you are wrapping it around the card.)
  12. Stick the button on the card front, over the twine, using a mini glue dot
  13. Tie the ends of the twine into a bow.  Trim off any excess twine using paper ships. You’re done!





Place Card Treat Holder

Welcome to week 7 of my 12 weeks of Christmas blitz.

Place Card Treat holder - Ornament Keepsakes


Supplies used for this project:

  • Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes
  • Ink: Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink
  • Paper: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White CS
  • Accessories: Paper Trimmer, Scoring Blade, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Bone folder, stamping sponges, Paper snips, Stampin’ Dimentionals, Sticky Strip, Labels collection framelits, Holiday Ornament Framelits, Big Shot, SNAIL Adhesive, Bakers Twine
  • Other: Brown Paper Bag


  • Crumb Cake CS: 3 3/4″ x 7 3/4″ piece and a 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ piece
  • Chocolate Chip CS: 2 5/16″ x 3 9/16″ piece, scrap piece
  • Whisper White CS: scrap piece
  • Seasons of Style Designer Paper 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ piece
  • Whisper White Bakers Twine: 2 x 2″ pieces

Step-by-Step Directions

Step 1: With the brown paper bag still laying flat, cut the bag 2 ¼” up from the bottom, using a paper trimmer. Make sure you don’t cut through the fold lines on the “bottom” of the bag (measurements may need to be altered depending on size of bag)

Step 1

Step 2: Fold the “bottom” of the bag down, so that you only have the two cut layers at the top of the bag. Scallop along the top of the bag, using a Scallop Edge Border punch. Set aside for a moment.

Step 2

Step 3: With the 7 ¾” side of the 3 ¾” x 7 ¾” piece of Crumb Cake CS butted up against the top of your paper trimmer, score the CS at 2 ½”, 5″ and 7 ¼”..

Step 4: Scallop along the 3 ¾” side of the ½” flap, using a Scallop Edge Border punch.

Step 4

Step 5: Crease along all the score lines, in “valley folds”, using a bone folder. This will be the base of your treat holder

Step 6: Place two strips of sticky strip along the bottom of the paper bag, one along each 3 ½” edge.

Step 6

Step 7: Remove the backing from the Sticky Strip and stick the bag to the base of the treat holder, in the panel next to the scalloped flap. You want the scalloped edge of the brown bag to be toward the inside of the treat holder base not facing the small scalloped flap.


Step 8: Fold the top portion of the bag over and stick a small piece of Sticky Strip tape to the bag. Open up the bag and stick the red liner tape to the center section of the treat holder base. Set aside for a moment.

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Step 9: Centre and stick the Seasons of Style DP to the Chocolate Chip CS using SNAIL Adhesive


Step 10: Print your guest’s names onto an  piece of Whisper White CS.

Step 11: Working one guest at a time, center the name in the window of the third smallest die in the Labels Collection Framelits. Hold the die in place with your magnetic plateform and run this through the big shot

Step 12:  Die cut a label from a scrap piece of Chocolate Chip CS, using the third largest die in the Labels collection Framelits and Big shot

Step 13:  Center and stick the name label to the Chocolate Chip CS label, using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Step 13

Step 14:  Center and stick the matted name label to the matted Chocolate Chip CS, using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Step 14


Step 15:  Stamp a ornament image from Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set onto a scrap piece of Whisper White CS, using Cherry Cobbler Classic ink.

Step 16:  Stamp another ornament image from Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set onto a scrap piece of Whisper White CS, using Gumball Green Classic ink.

Step 17:  Cut out the two ornaments with the Holiday Ornament Framelits and Big Shot

Step 18:  Punch a hole at the top of the ornamnet and thread through a piece of Whisper White Bakers Twine, hold it in place with a piece of tape of the back.

Step 19:  Stick the Ornament onto the front of the place card/treat holder with a stampin’ Dimentional and bring the end of the Whsiper White bakers twine to the back of and hold in place with a piece of tape.

Step 19

Step 20  Center and stick the matted name label to the treat holder base, to the front panel, using double sided adhesive. (The front panel is the one that will cover the small scalloped flap when the treat holder base is closed.)

Step 20

Step 21:  Tuck some dinner mints or treats into the brown bag. You’re done!

Place Card Treat holder - Ornament Keepsakes

If you have missed previous Christmas Tutorials you can view them below

Week 1

Snowflake Soiree

Week 2

Ornament Keepsakes, Typeset Alphabet

Week 3

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Week 4

coasters week 4

Week 5

Festive Flurry, Snowflake Soiree

Week 6

Punch Art Snowman


Lots of Thanks & Snowflake Soiree



We're celebrating Stampin' Up!'s 25th anniversary all year long, but during the week of the actual date (25 October to be exact) we thought we should pump up the party even more. So what better way than a sale on the very products that started it all: stamps, of course!

Dates:  22-28 October 2013

Offer: Get 25 percent off 25 stamp sets.


Humongous List of Stamps on Sale:
Check out my online store for the Humongous List of Stamps on Sale, or contact me to place your order.


Here is a set of note cards I made using the Lots of Thanks Stamp Set this set is available for 25% off TODAY is the last day to purchase yours

Lots of ThanksSupplies used for this project:

  • Stamps: Lots of Thanks
  • Ink: Summer Starfruit, Coastal Cabana, Primrose Petals
  • Paper: Whisper White CS

lots of thanks


This card I used Snowflake Soriee which is available in the carryovers flyer.  this set is available for 25% off TODAY is the last day to purchase yours

Snowflake Soiree

Supplies used for this project:

  • Stamps: Snowflake Soriee
  • Ink: Pool Party, Marina Mist, Midnight Muse Class Ink
  • Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White CS, Winter Frost DSP
  • Accessories:  Bone folder, SNAIL Adhesive, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Island Indigo Bakers Twine, Regals Buttons

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Gorgeous Grunge & Hello Lovely


 Here are some cards I've made using the Gorgeious Grunge & Hello Lovely Stamps sets, these are both available for 25% off between 22 – 28 October.

Georgous Grunge 1Supplies used for this project:

  • Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Hello Lovely
  • Ink: Old Olive, Pool Party Classic Ink
  • Paper: Whisper White CS
  • Accessories:  This & That Washi Tape, Gingham Garden Washi Tape, Buttons (Subtles), Stampin' dimentionals, glue dots, paper snips, whisper White Bakers Twine


Georgous Grunge 3

Supplies used for this project:

  • Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Really Good Greetings
  • Ink: Old Olive, Coastal Cabana Classic Ink, Black Stazon Ink
  • Paper: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana CS, Silver Glimmer Paper
  • Accessories:  This & That Washi Tape, Buttons (Brights), Stampin' dimentionals, glue dots, paper snips, Scallop Circle Punch, Labels Collection Framelits, Big Shot, Calypso Coral Bakers Twine, Hung Up Cute Clips

Georgous Grunge 2

Supplies used for this project:

  • Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Hello Lovely
  • Ink: Summer Starfruit, Blushing Bride Classic Ink, Black Stazon Ink
  • Paper: Whisper White CS
  • Accessories:  Snail Adhesive, paper snips, Stampin' Dimentionals, Essentials Hardware Clips, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Big Shot


Gorgeous Grunge


Gorgeous Grunge

Hello Lovely

hello lovely




Washi Tape Birthday

While this card was created using strips of Washi Tape, you can also use strips of patterned paper or ribbon.

Washi Tape Birthday



  1. Fold the 14.9cm x 21cm piece of Melon Mambo CS in half, with a bone folder, creating a card base and set aside
  2. Stick the various pieces of washi tape to the bottom half 14cm x 9.5cm Whisper White CS, placing them on various angles, as shown in the photo  Fold the overhang portions of the washi tape around to the back of the CS
  3. Stamp the greeting to the left hand side of the Whisper White CS, aligning the greeting with the top piece of washi tape, using Stazon Black Ink
  4. Stick one end of the 46cm piece of Early Espresso Bakers Twine to the back of your Whisper White CS, using a piece of tape
  5. Wrap the baker's twine around the CS, twice, directly over the top of the washi tape pattern.  Stick the second end of the baker's twine to the back of the CS with tape
  6. Thread the 20cm piece of Early Espresso baker's twine through the holes in the button and tie the ends into a bow.  Stick the threaded button to the piece of Whisper White CS directly over the Early Espresso Baker's Twine, using a glue dot.
  7. Centre and stick the 14cm x 9.5cm piece of Whisper White CS to the piece 14.3mc x 9.8cm Basic Black CS using SNAIL Adhesive
  8. Centre and stick the matted piece of Whisper White CS to the base, using SNAIL Adhesive.  You're Done!



  • Stamps: Bring on the Cake
  • Ink: Black Stazon Ink
  • Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo CS
  • Accessories: Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape, Season of Style Designer Washi Tape, SNAIL Adhesive, Ealry Espresso Baker's Twine, Bright's Designer Buttons, Glue Dots

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