Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Floral Pop-up Box Card

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing a pop-up box card full of flowers that I made for my Mom. I love how it turned out! Hoping she will love it too!


I used a bunch of 3D flower stickers in my stash that I thought would be pretty popping out of a box. I added some tall grass and butterflies, along with a tiny stitched sentiment tag tied with baker's twine.


Products used:
  • Dies:  Pink and Main Box Card, Lala Land Stitched Elements (tag), JoyCraft Butterfly Trio, Impression Obsession Grass
  • Rubber stamp:  Sentiment (Whimsy Stamps Everyday Moments)
  • Patterned paper:  MME Collectable "Memorable"
  • Other:  3D Flower Stickers (Dollarama), gems (Dollarama), butterfly punch (EK Success)

I would like to support the following challenges: Allsorts Fancy Folds 1/3; Ally's Angels Butterflies 2/3; Clips-n-Cuts Card with Flowers 1E; Crafting by Designs Mother's Day 1/3; Crafty Calendar Things with Wings 2/3; Crafty Catz AG Optional Add Flowers 3/3; Crafty Creations AG 1/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper May UE; Creative Craft Cottage Dies and Punches (used both) 2/3; Creative Inspirations Fussy and Fancy 1/3; Creative Moments AG Optional Card for Mom 1/3; Cupcake Inspirations Flowers 2/3; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; Cuttlebug Mania Interactive Card 1/3; Dare 2B Artzy Dreaming of Flowers 1/3; Die Cut Diva's April Showers May Flowers 2/4; Dies R Us Flowers 1/3; Digi Stamps 4 Joy AG Optional For Mom 2/3; DL.ART May Linky AG 1/d; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Mother's Day 2/3; Double D May Flowers 2/3; Get Creative Lots of Flowers 1/3; Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies UE; Incy Wincy Things that Fly (butterflies) 2/5; Joy Clair Inspiration Photo (I was inspired by the colours and flowers) UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 3/3; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 2/3; PINspirational Inspiration Photo (I was inspired by the colours and flower theme) 1/5; Scrapy Land AG w Dies sold at Scrapy Land (Lala Land, Impression Obsession) 2/3; The Corrosive May AG 2/3; The Outlawz Festive Friday Anything Goes 1/3; Three Amigos Blog Hop May Flowers UE; Tuesday Throwdown Shaped Card 1/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk1 1/5



Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Altered Paper Clips - Cats

Hello, everybody!  I made some more altered paper clips!  These are a lot of fun to make and a great way to use up small scraps.  This time I went with a cat theme!  You can see my floral clips here and my frog clips here.


Supplies used:
  • DiesPoppystamps (Cozy Kitties, Sitting Cat, Walking Cat, Stitched Tunnel Tags)
  • Patterned paper:  MME Collectable "Memorable"
  • Cardstock:  Recollections Coffee and Cream 110 lb
  • Other:  Butterfly Punch (EK Success), gems, paper clips

Here is a photo of the back. They can be used just like any paper clip.  I was inspired to make these altered paper clips after watching ScrapPerfect's video here.


I plan to give these as a gift, maybe in some happy mail, so I made some pretty packaging.  All the patterned paper is from the same pad, all scraps. This cat die is Poppystamps Curious Cat, and the word stamp is from Poppystamps Purrfect Holidays.  I added a little butterfly charm.


I would like to support the following challenges:  Ally's Angels Butterflies 1/3; Butterfly Challenge 99 Spin the Butterfly Wheel with the Letter D (I went with Die-cut and Dimension) 1/3; Card Mania Anything but a Card 3/3; Crafty Calendar Things with Wings 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper May UE; Creative Craft Cottage Dies and Punches (used both) 1/3; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; DL.ART May Linky AG 1/d; heARTful Stamping AG plus Stamp 2/2; Incy Wincy Things that Fly (butterflies) 1/5; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 2/3; Mod Squad How Charming 3/3; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 1/3; Poppystamps Patterned Paper 1/3; Scrapy Land AG w Dies sold at Scrapy Land (Poppystamps) 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Animal Magic 3/5; SUYP Cats Only Furrything Goes UE; The Cat's Pajamas Die Cutting UE; The Corrosive May AG 1/3; The Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes CAS05062018 English Country Garden (cats and butterflies) 1E; Through the Craftroom Door AG 2/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk2 4/5

Thank you for looking at my altered paper clips! Wishing you a joyful day!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Altered Paper Clips - Frogs

Hi, everyone!  I made some more altered paper clips!  Yesterday I shared the clips I made to give to my Mom, and today's clips will be going to my Dad.  I should add that he really likes frogs!  


I used some dimensional metallic frog stickers that were in my stash. I think I bought them at the dollar store last year - they are so cute!  I die-cut the cross-stitched banners from patterned paper scraps (Cosmo Cricket Mini Deck - Twenty-Three).  The little sentiments were fussy-cut from the same paper pad.  I keep my scraps in an envelope glued to the back of my paper pads, and I like to reach for my scraps before cutting into a new sheet. I was inspired to make these altered paper clips after watching ScrapPerfect's video here.

Here's a photo of the back.  They can be used just like any paper clip. These clips were fun to make and I already have ideas to make more!  This project is a great way to use up scraps!


Since these are going to be a gift for my Dad, I decided to make a nice package for gift-giving. I used a craft knife to cut a tiny slit in the patterned paper behind each clip so they can be removed easily. The stitched sun die-cut was in with my patterned paper scraps and I thought it went well. I finished off the packaging by adding a small insect charm. The sentiment stamp is from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings. The patterned paper scraps used in the packaging are from MME The Sweetest Thing.


I would like to support the following challenges: Aud Sentiments Masculine plus Sentiment 1/5; Brown Sugar Masculine or Father's Day 1/2; Card Mania Anything but a Card 2/3; Cardz TV 46 AG 3/3; Crafting by Designs May AG 3/3; Crafts Galore Encore May AG 3/3; Crafty Catz AG Optional Add Flowers 2/3; Crafty Gals Corner AG 1/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper May UE; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; DL.ART May Linky AG 1/d; heARTful Stamping AG plus Stamp 1/2; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 3/3; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Mod Squad How Charming 2/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Animal Magic 2/5; The Male Room Anything Apart from a Card; Through the Craftroom Door AG 1/2; Tuesday Throwdown Critter Crazy 2/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk2 3/5; Your Scrapbook Place May AG 3/3

Thank you for looking at my altered paper clips! Wishing you a joyful day!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Altered Paper Clips

Hi, everyone!  I have something different to share today.  I made some altered paper clips!  They were made using my scraps!  It was an Earth Day project that I finally got around to making yesterday.


The die-cut flowers and leaves were leftover snippets from other projects, and I die-cut the layered banners from scraps of patterned paper and cardstock.  I was inspired by ScrapPerfect's altered paper clips video here.

Products used:
  • Dies:  Flowers (MFT Stitched Flowers, Cheery Lynn Build a Flower 1, Impression Obsession Tiny Flowers), Leaves (Cheery Lynn Ivy Strip and Flourish Leaf Strip)
  • Patterned paper:  Snippets from MME Indie Chic Saffron
  • Cardstock:  Recollections scraps
  • Other:  Paper clips, gems

Here's a photo of the back.  They can be used just like any paper clip. These clips were fun to make and I plan to make more!  This project is a great way to use up scraps!


These are going to be a gift for my Mom so I decided to make a pretty package for gift-giving.  I used a craft knife to cut a tiny slit in the patterned paper behind each clip so they can be removed easily.  Again, I used only scraps and added a little butterfly charm.

  • Stamp:  Sentiment (Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings)
  • Patterned paper:  Snippets from MME Indie Chic Saffron
  • Cardstock:  Recollections scrap
  • Other:  Butterfly charm

I would like to support the following challenges: Card Mania Anything but a Card 1/3; Cardz TV 46 AG 2/3; Crafting by Designs May AG 2/3; Crafts Galore Encore May AG 2/3; Crafty Catz AG Optional Add Flowers 1/3; Crafty Creations AG 2/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper May UE; Cupcake Inspirations Flowers 1/3; Cut It Up Flowers 1E; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; Die Cut Diva's April Showers May Flowers 1/4; Digi Stamps 4 Joy AG Optional For Mom 1/3; DL.ART May Linky AG 1/d; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Mother's Day 1/3; Double D May Flowers 1/3; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 2/3; Mod Squad How Charming 1/3; Pixie's Snippet Playground Week 325 1E; ScrapPerfect Earth Day Altered Paper Clips; Simon Says Stamp Work-it Wednesday For Mom 1/3; The Cat's Pajamas Die Cutting UE; Three Amigos Blog Hop May Flowers UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk2 2/5; Your Scrapbook Place May AG 2/3



Thank you for looking at my altered paper clips!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Friday, May 4, 2018

Cat Sympathy

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing a cat sympathy card that I made awhile back for my crafty friend Barb, who lost her beloved kitty a few months ago.  Now that some time has passed, I wanted to share the card here.

  • Dies:  Spellbinders Pawing Around, Waltzingmouse Stamps Stitched Scalloped Rectangle
  • Stamps:  Sunny Studio Pet Sympathy (sentiment, pawprint)
  • Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
  • Other:  Embossing folder (Darice Pawprint Background), black sequins from my stash

I would like to support the following challenges: A Gem of a Challenge Get Well or Sympathy UE; Cardz TV 46 AG 1/3; Crafting by Designs May AG 1/3; Crafts Galore Encore May AG 1/3; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; DL.ART May Linky AG 1/d; heARTful Stamping AG plus Stamp 1/2; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 1/3; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 2/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Animal Magic 1/5; SUYP Cats Only Furrything Goes UE; The Outlawz Monday Greeting GCC043018 AG 1E; Tuesday Throwdown Critter Crazy 1/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk2 1/5; Your Scrapbook Place May AG 1/3

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Floral Sympathy

Hi, everybody!  I'm back again today with another card.  I made this sympathy card a couple weeks ago but did not have a chance to share it until now. 


Digital imageImagine That Digistamp - Pretty Peacocks (precoloured)
Clear stamp:  Sentiment (Happy Little Stampers Doodled Flowers)
Die:  Sorry I no longer have the packaging
Other:  Yellow Stickles applied to flower centers, butterfly sequins

I would like to support the following challenges: A Gem of a Challenge Get Well or Sympathy UE; Ally's Angels Butterflies 1/3; Butterfly Challenge 99 Spin the Butterfly Wheel with the Letter D (I went with Die-cut, Digi Image, and Dimension) 1/3; Cardz TV 45 AG 1/3; Crafty Creations AG 1/2; Crafty Friends Flowers 1/3; Creatalicious AG Optional Dies and Punches UE; Cute Card Thursday Pretty in Pink UE; Die Cut Diva's April AG 3/4; DL.ART April Linky AG 1/d; Get Creative No Patterned Paper 2/3; Happy Little Stampers April Anything Goes with Dies; Imagine That Digistamps Year-round Linkup Optional Theme Butterflies; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday - Flower Power 2/5; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - AG 3/5; Three Amigos Blog Hop April Showers Bring May Flowers UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk1 1/5



Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Bunny Winter Happiness

Hello, everyone!  I seem to be on a bunny kick lately so here is another bunny card!  This one is for the winter holidays.


StampsYour Next Stamp (bunny from Sprinkles Happy Holidays, snowflake from Winter Wishes, sentiment from Waddles Winter Happiness)
Dies:  Your Next Stamp (bunny from Sprinkles Happy Holidays, snowflake from Winter Wishes)
Patterned paper:  Winter Story
Other:  Ranger White embossing powder, Diamond Stickles applied to snow and snowball, dark blue sequins

Stamps used

I was inspired by Sketch #88 at Your Next Stamp:


I have also been inspired by Ionabunny at Crafty Nomad, who is having a Bunny Hop celebration and would like to see bunny cards. Here is her badge:

Also supporting these fun challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper April
Rudolph Days April
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!