Monday, December 4, 2023

Autumn Birthday Card

 Here's an autumn birthday card I made using a Gina Marie Designs die with a leaf in the center. I used 2 different colored cardstocks along with 2 different designer papers to put this card together. I added a stitched tag with a little bit of twine and added 3 small gemstones to finish this one.

I'll share this with the AAA Birthday Game #56- add a tag

Also sharing with Seize the Birthday #274 - Fall Items

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great Monday whatever you do!


Saturday, December 2, 2023

Masculine Retirement

 I had a request to make a retirement card for a gentleman who always enjoyed deer hunting and this is what I made for him. I used some retired SU! woodgrain papers along with some gold glitter paper, black cardstock and a die-cut deer stag by KaiserCraft. The card base layer was done with Lil Inker stitched rectangles while the oval scalloped frame was done with GinaMarieDesigns dies while the horizontal stitched panel behind the oval was done with a MFT die. The SU! Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment (2009-2010) was heat-embossed with gold ep and cut with a MFT fishtail banner die.

Sharing this with the following challenge

The Allsorts Challenge week #757 - stitching, Real or Faux

Thanks for stopping by and I hope life is being good to you in your part of the world. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Tea Bag Holders

I made a few tea bag holders this year which was something new for me. I've always been a coffee person but have learned to like tea now and then too. This one was done in shades of blue and green with a die-cut Shasta twig on the front along with some die-cut stitched squares and a big blue gemstone. Since big gemstones like this don't mail well on cards, I've decided to use them on items like this that don't require mailing.

Here's one I made for Autumn giving, done with a big beautiful craft leaf I found in my stash. I paired it with some Lawn Fawn autumn designer paper and some orange ribbon.

Here's another one made with a snippet of long retired designer paper and 3 flowers and pearls from my stash, all tied up with some lavender ribbon.

Here's what it looks like opened. I stamped a sentiment on the left and wrote a little message in the center and the right side holds a tea bag of your choice. Not everyone eats candy, so I've made several of these to hand out to those who avoid sweets.

I found this stamp in my stash and thought it was perfect for the inside. Now I need to replenish that purple ink pad 😋

I'll share the first tea bag holder with

Sharing the 3rd with

the Triple B November Challenge - birds, blooms, butterflies, use 1 or all 3

Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a great last day of November!


Monday, November 27, 2023

Anniversary Card

 I recently made this anniversary card for a friend and used up lots of snippets to create it. I had pieces of silver mirri card in strips and squares leftover from other projects, so I die-cut the anniversary greeting, the stitched heart shape and the number inside the shaker element. I die cut the leafy stem from a snippet of white and that tiny bow was die cut from blue snippets also. I lined the shaker with tulle and added an assortment of silver, blue, and white gems, sequins and die-cut heart snippets and finished with tiny blue gemstones on the white stem and a tiny silver gem on the little bow. The blue glitter cardstock was a beautiful find at a craft store and it just had to be matched with silver for a great look.

Sharing with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - make it sparkle

Also sharing with the Snippets Playground #468 - must use snippets

Wishing everyone a happy Monday and have fun cyber shopping!
Thanks for stopping by 😉

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Christmas Gnome

 Christmas is now just around the corner, so it's time to get those cards made. A thoughtful friend shared this pretty designer paper with me along with the cute gnome sticker so all I did was add a die-cut stitched circle, an embossed red panel done with a SU! Tasteful Textile ef, a SSS pre-printed sentiment and 3 more tiny stickers and I called this one done.

Sharing this with the November 2023 Rudolph Days challenge - A/G Christmas

Can You Handle the Pressure? - A/G with an EF, with a twist of Christmas

with an optional Bah Humbug

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope your day is just perfect!


Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Thanksgiving Treats

Here are a few treat boxes I made for Thanksgiving. Each box holds a Lindor Truffle candy. I used a Lawn Fawn tiny box die to make each box, and created the hats from the Lawn Fawn Tiny Box Turkey add-on die set to embellish the boxes.

Here I stacked them so you can see the tiny Happy Thanksgiving greeting I put on the side of each box.

Here are a few of the Tiny boxes with the turkey add on dies. For these boxes, I put the wings down.

 and for these Tiny Turkey boxes, the wings are up. Some are wearing hats while some just have the little "comb" or feathers on top.

It's fun using so many snippets in assorted colors to make these treat boxes and I always make lots of these for different holidays.

Thanks for stopping by and for those who celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope your holiday tomorrow is a fun one filled with lots of good treats!


Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Silver and Blue Christmas Card

 I will try to get a better photo of this card at some point because those mirror silver medallions look more like gold, but they are bright silver and  hard to photograph. The mirror silver was cut with Spellbinder's circle dies. Each center has a blue glittered snowflake done with a die from the retired SU! Pillow Box die set, and each snowflake has a matching silver brad in the center. The embossed panel was done with a Darice snowflake ef and the designer paper is a snippet I found in my overflowing box of scraps. I cut two narrow strips of the glittered blue paper and edged the embossed panel with them to tie everything together. The sentiment is from SU!'s Teeny Tiny Wishes which was released in 2009-2010.

I'll share with the Sketch Saturday #739

Sharing also with the Retro Rubber Challenge #220 - must use stamps older than 1 year.

I used the middle horizontal line of Die Cut or punch / Pattern Paper / Embossing.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a fabulous crafty day!


Saturday, November 18, 2023


 I used a Brutus Monroe stamp and colored the pumpkins with Copics for this Thanksgiving card. I added some Lawn Fawn designer paper for the punched borders and leafy green panel, placing it all on an orange peel card base. The sentiment was done with a Sweet 'n Sassy stamp and placed on a MFT fishtail flag frames die cut.

Wishing you a great weekend, and thanks so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

One Day at a Time

 I found this sentiment stamp years ago at a craft store and knew it would come in handy to make cards for those who need encouragement so I bought it and I'm glad I still have it in my collection.
I used snippets of fall colors of cardstock and designer paper to put this card together. I used a leaf die from Gina Marie Designs and cut it 3 times from rust and chocolate cardstock along with a very old snippet of retired SU! designer paper. I added an embossed strip with a Darice fall leaf embossing folder on the side along with another strip of chocolate and placed it on a soft colored cream card base. I'll enter this into the following challenges:

Can You Handle the Pressure?  - A/G using an embossing folder with an optional twist of Thanksgiving/Turkey/Thanks

Shopping Our Stash SOS509 - Emboss like a Boss

Wishing you all a wonderful fall day filled with happiness. Thanks so much for stopping by.


Monday, November 13, 2023

For the Game Enthusiast

 Here's a birthday card I made for my BIL who is a cards/game enthusiast. He likes to play poker, cards and board games, so this retired SU! dsp was made for his card. I cut the paper into strips and fishtailed the bottoms by using a hexagon punch and placed them on a red card base. The main panel and sentiment were cut using Gina Marie Designs dies and the birthday sentiment was cut with some red glitter paper. I added some black Nuvo drops randomly to finish this card.

I'm sharing with the AAA Birthday Game #55 - use a large sentiment.

I hope you're off to a good start of another week and thanks for stopping by!