Thursday, October 8, 2015


Hello there! Back again with another card made with the set Acorny Thank You. I used to shy away from making these longer cards because the envelopes we had for them retired, and then it hit me...duh, I can make my own now in any size I want~kinda scary it's taken me this long! I started with a Hello Honey base and added a layer of Farmer's Market DSP. I just got this paper yesterday, but I got a migraine so I had to wait to today to play. Anyway, I love it:) I stamped the sentiment in Chocolate Chip ink and before I attached the DSP to the card base I ran a piece of In Color Washi Tape down the side.

I stamped the acorns with Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon, Always Artichike & Chocolate Chip ink onto Very Vanilla Cardstock. I punched them all out with the Acorny Punch naturally:) I added some Liquid Tombow to the back of the center acorn and attached a big wad of Gold Metallic Thread to it. I then adhered them all with Dimensionals.

I finished it off with a Brights Button adorned with a piece of Linen Thread.

I'm not used to photographing these taller cards, so I didn't do a very good job, but it's really rich-looking in real life. Pretty quick and easy too:) Remember, tomorrow is the last day to sign up for the Nutty Notecards Class and Saturday is the last day to sign up for Paper Pumpkin and be able to donate $2 to the BCRF~don't worry, I'll remind you again:) And I'll also have another card for you tomorrow. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


Hello there! I'm so excited to share this little cutie with you made with the set Acorny Thank You and the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Die. This is the Bonus Project you'll get to make when you sign up for the Nutty Notecards Class On Thursday, October 22nd. He makes a sweet treat holder for your little goblins this Halloween, or he'll compliment your table as Thanksgiving favors for your guests He's just the perfect addition to any Fall Festivites:)

With your $50 class fee, you'll get to make this little guy along with the Nutty Notecard set and box. You'll get to take him, along with the stamp set, punch and package of DSP home with you. THE DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9TH AND I'LL NEED PAYMENT THEN TO PLACE THE ORDER.

I used Soft Suede Cardstock along with the Big Shot and Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits. I used the Hamburger Box Die for his cheeks and trimmed the heart die as shown. I used the Paper-piercing Mat & Tool to poke a couple of holes and ran a piece of Linen Thread through, knotting both ends. I attached his cheeks with Dimensionals. I used the Tree Builder Punch in Soft Suede for his nose and adhered with a Glue Dot. I added a pair of googlie eyes and an acorn cap made with Crumb Cake ink and the Acorny Punch.

I used the retired table setting die for his tail, but you could easily use a circle punch and cut the spiral yourself. I attached it using a Glue Dot. I stamped the tag with Soft Suede ink onto Whisper White Cardstock and punched it out with the whole acorn image part of the punch. I stamped it again using Crumb Cake ink and used the acorn top image to pop out the top only~you get both shapes in 1 punch! I used Linen Thread to tie the tag to the handle and to make the bow.

I hope you'll join us for the Nutty Notecards Class from 6-9pm at First Christian Church in Burlington, Iowa. See more details about the class by clicking on Older Posts at the bottom of this blog post and go to the  September 9th and 29th posts or feel free to email me at: I hope you'll join us, but hurry, there's only a few days left to sign up! Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Monday, October 5, 2015


Hello there! Back again with another primitive card for you made with the set Howl-o-ween Treat. I started with a Basic Black base and added a piece of Sweet Li'l Things DSP that I paper-pierced with the Essentials Paper-piercing Template, Mat & Tool. I distressed the edges with my Paper Snips and used a Sponge Dauber in Crumb Cake ink to age it. I added faux stitching using a Basic Black Project Life Journaling Pen.

I cut out the pumpkin using the Ovals Framelits and Cajun Craze Cardstock. I used Soft Suede for his nose and Always Artichichoke for the stem. I used Crumb Cake for the fence and used the Hardwood Background Stamp in Crumb Cake ink to add texture. I used Basic Black Cardstock for the crow using the Bird Builder Punch and Hello Honey Cardstock for his beak. I used the Large Oval Punch for the moon. I added small black circles made with the Owl Builder Punch under his googlie eyes.

I used the Washi Tape Punch in Crumb Cake for the sign and fenceposts and used the Paper-piercing Mat & Tool to poke holes in the posts. I colored Mini Brads with a black Sharpie and attached the posts with Dimensionals. The sentiment was stamped with Basic Black Archival ink. I finished it off with a Linen Thread bow.

I kinda thought I was done with Halloween and going to move on to Thanksgiving, but maybe I'm not ready yet.

My father-in-laws birthday was Saturday and he really makes 84 look good! Our newspaper featured an article about him and his volunteer work announcing high school football for 41 years! You couldn't pay me to sit through 1 game, and they didn't pay him to sit through 41 years worth of games, lol. They found a treasure in him:)

I found a long frame and covered the backing with Basic Grey Cardstock. I carefully adhered the newspaper to the cardstock with SNAIL. I then made a banner using retired Elegant Eggplant DSP and the Banners Framelits. I stamped the letters in Elegant Eggplant with a retired alphabet and punched them out with a 1 1/4" Circle Punch. I added a Basic Grey border underneath using a 1 3/8" Circle Punch. I attached them with Dimensionals. I used the Paper-piercing Mat & Tool to poke holes through the tops and strung Whisper White Baker's Twine through. I made a medallion using Basic Grey, Elegant Eggplant & Basic Black Cardstock and added an Antique Brad.

I found an image of the mascot and printed it off. I cut off the grey part, traced around it onto Basic Grey Cardstock and cut it out. I repeated the process with Elegant Eggplant Cardstock and adhered it to the Basic Grey with Liquid Tombow. There was some advertising at the bottom, so I covered it with retired DSP.

He was really happy and honored with the birthday present, and said he couldn't be more proud...and I said no, we couldn't be more proud of you:)  I have a really fun project to share again tomorrow and you're not gonna wanna miss out, so make sure to stop back! Thanks so much for coming by:)

Sunday, October 4, 2015


Hello there! Sorry I never made it back to post this yesterday~the day got away from me. I love the Tiny Treat Boxes from the Happy Haunting Suite in the Holiday Catalog, and wanted to make some for my little goblins:)

I assembled one of the Tiny Treat Boxes, but put the opening to the back. I cut a piece of Happy Haunting DSP and ran it through the Big Shot using the Cutie Pie Thinlits to get the scallop edge for the girls. I used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits for the jagged edge for the boys.

I used various sentiments from the stamp sets A Little Something, Happy Scenes, Merry Everything and this month's Wickedly Sweet Treat Paper Pumpkin. I stamped the sentiments with Whisper White Craft ink onto Basic Grey Cardstock and used the Note Tag Punch to pop out 2 tags for each box. I stamped both sides of the tag and sandwiched them together using Dimensionals. Then I just simply slid the top tag into the box top slit.

When adhereing the DSP, I lined it up the edge of the box, making sure not to cover up the slit so the tag could slide in easily. I cut small sections of a Spider Web Doily and attached behind Into the Woods Cotton Ribbon & Rich Razzleberry Cotton Ribbon. I finished them off with a spider from Howl-o-ween Treat in Basic Black and Rich Razzleberry ink. I cut them out with the Boo To You Framelits and attached with a Dimensional.

These came together super quick and they'll be a hit with the moms as they don't hold a lot of candy~win-win:) I've got one project left to share, so make sure to stop back tomorrow. Thanks so much for coming by:)

Friday, October 2, 2015


Hello there! I think this may be my most favorite card I've ever made. I love all things primitive, but apparently SU! doesn't, lol, so I had to get creative:) I started with a Crumb Cake base and added some DSP which worked really well. I used Happy Haunting and Sweet Li'l Things. I used the Essentials Paper-piercing Template, Mat & Tool to poke holes around the edges and used a Basic Black Project Life Journaling Pen to make a faux blanket stitch.

I used various framelits and punches for each shape and used the retired distressing tool around the edges. I used Whisper White Craft ink with a Sponge Dauber for the cat, and Soft Suede ink to add some age to the others. I also stamped each shape with the Hardwood background stamp with Soft Suede ink. For the cat I used Basic Black Cardstock with the Banner Framelits and rounded the bottom with my Paper Snips. I added a Pumpkin Pie nose that I punched out with the Tree Punch and trimmed it down a bit. For the pumpkin I used Tangelo Twist Cardstock with the new Square Pillow Box Thinlits and rounded the corners. I used Soft Suede Cardstock for the stem and nose using the Tree Punch again and the candy cane die for the stem. I used the Journaling Marker to draw his mouth.

For the star I used Hello Honey Cardstock and the Stars Framelits, again using my Paper Snips to create a primitive star. I thread 3 sequins from the Brights Assortment onto Linen Thread, tied knots on both ends and adhered with Glue Dots. For the moon I used Crumb Cake Cardstock and the Large Oval Punch to make a skinny moon. I tied a Linen Thread bow around it and added stars from the Metalllic Sequins Asssortment and used them for the eyes as well. I attached all the shapes with Dimensionals and used the set Howl-o-ween Treat for the ssentiment in Basic Black Archival ink.

Are there any other primitive fans out there? I wish SU! would give us a little bit of this, but for now, I'll just have to make my own. I've got a couple of projects left, so make sure to swing by tomorrow. Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Thursday, October 1, 2015


Hello there! As promised, I'm sharing another card made with the set Acorny Thank You that is included in the Nutty Notecards Class. See more details here:

And here: Not sure if these links work...if not go back to the past few posts on my blog.

I found the idea for this card on the SU! site and wanted to share a super quick & easy card...for a change:) I started with a Very Vanilla base and added the Sweet Li'l Things Washi Tape at the bottom. I then added the In Color Washi Tape on top, overlapping a hair. I cut the top half off of a piece of Mint Macaron Dotted Lace Trim and adhered it over the washi tape using Tear & Tape.

I stamped the acorn in Soft Suede onto Very Vanilla Cardstock, and used the awesome Acorny Punch to cut it out. I attached it with a couple of Dimensionals and added a pair of Into the Woods Elements. I added a Linen Thread bow to the acorn with a dot of Liquid Tombow and added a few sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment with Glue Dots. To finish it off, I added some splatter using a Stampin' Spritzer filled 3/4 with rubbing alcohol and 20 drops of Daffodil Delight Refill ink. Instead of spraying it, I unscrewed it and took the plunger(is that what it's called?) out and tapped it onto my finger. I then repeated it with an Aqua Painter filled with early Espresso ink and tapped the brush end on my finger.

I love this clean & simple & quick card, and I hope you'll want to make one of your own with your very own stamp set and punch. Make sure to sign up today for the Nutty Notecards Class to get in on the $5 discount, the awesome discounted bundle, the adorable notecard project and the surprise Bonus project! I've got more to share, so make sure to come by tomorrow. Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015


Hello there! Back again with another fun project that I stole from Brandi at Convention:) I used the same steps as yesterday's post to make the gusseted bag, but today I used a Sketched Dots Tag A Bag Gift Bag~boy that's a mouthful! Once I got the trimming and taping done, I used a scrap piece of cardstock and masked off the top third of the bag. I then took a Daffodil Delight Stamp Pad and stamped it directly onto the bag. I then took a tissue and wiped off the excess ink. I then moved the scrap cardstock down 2/3's of the way, covering the yellow section, and stamped Tangelo Twist onto the bottom third of the bag. I wiped off the excess ink and was then left with an adorable candy corn bag.

I then stamped the sentiment using Basic Black Archival ink onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and used the Circles Framelits to cut it out. I layered it on top of a Spider Web Doily using Dimensionals, and adhered the doily to the bag. I made the handles by tearing off approximately 8" of Happy Haunting Washi Tape for each handle, folded it over on top of itself and adhered it to the the bag with Glue Dots. I then attached the gorgeous new White Glitter Ribbon around the top of the bag with Tear & Tape. I tied a knot around one of the handles using the Silver Metallic Thread and attached the spider to it with a Dimensional. I stamped the pumpkin in Tangelo Twist and attached it with a Dimensional as well. I used the coordinating Boo To You Framelits to cut out the spider and pumpkin.

I finished it off with a bow made with 1/8" Silver Ribbon, and adhered with a Glue Dot. This was such a fun technique and I'm sure I'll be making many more for all my little munchkins:) I've still got lots more to share, so make sure to stop back again tomorrow. Thanks so much for coming by:)