Saturday, October 30, 2010


Believe it or not, flu season is upon us! That's why we're challenging you to create a "Get Well" project so you'll be ready to brighten someone's day when they're feeling a little under the weather.

Here is mine...a simple, clean feel better soon this paper by GCD Studios...the colors are so fresh and fun

Feel Better Soon


10 1/2 x 5 1/4" green card base

5 1/8" sq piece of patterned paper

5 1/8 x 3" co-ordinating patterned paper

5 1/8" x 1/2" black strip

4 1/8" sq piece of black cs

4" sq piece of third co-ordinating patterned paper

1 1/2" oval and shadowed in black

Stamp for sentiment

3 small black flowers and various centers (buttons, gems, brads)

Scrap of fourth pattern to make scalloped edge

Scalloped Border punch



Score and fold card base

Place the larger cs piece and adhere to card front

Punch the top edge and adhere the black strip behind and little bit higher than top of piece

Attach to card, keeping bottom edges even

Punch the fourth pattern scrap so that you have a right angled corner

Mat the 4" sq pattern on the black cs and adhere the punched corner on the bottom left corner of the square piece and adhere to center of card

Stamp greeting on oval and mat with black shadow

Adhere desired centers to flowers and attach around edge of oval

Cut a swirl with your cricut and attach to card

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Altered Halloween Treat Lunch Bag

Made this for the weekly challenge over at My Sheri Crafts...this week is Halloween...I chose to alter a simple paper lunch bag to fill with goodies to give those special kids in our lives...complete supplies and instructions to follow

Lunch Bag Makeover/ Trick or Treat Bags


1 standard paper lunch bag

(2) strips of 5" x 9 1/2" patterned paper, orange

(2) strips of 2 1/2 x 9 1/2" yellow paper or cs

(2) 3 1/2 x 9 1/2" striped patterned paper

scraps in orange and brown for pumpkins

2 kinds of ribbon or fibre approx 16" in length ea


Cuttlebug and Cricut


Score all the paper pieces at 2 1/8 and 7 1/4", fold

Put sticky strip on all pieces and carefully attach to paper bag, starting at the bottom, keeping edges even and folds lined up...your overlap will fall at sides of bag

Attach the ribbons at the seams of the papers

Cut out two pumpkins with your cricut and the blackouts out of the brown

Emboss using your cuttlebug, use pop dots between the layers of the pumkins

Attach to front of bag

Cut out letters Trick or Treat and attach to top front of bag

Fill with goodies to give your favorite little goblins

Monday, October 11, 2010


Stitching is the theme this week at My Sheri Crafts...I really wanted to create something with my sewing machine but it just wasn't coming together like I plan B...backstitching a vine...I'm pleased with the results...the sentiment is a stamp I got from My get 5 or 6 in a pack, all different greetings intertwined with an image...sooo coooool.

Stitching Card


9 x 6 1/4" card base in dk brown

5 x 5" piece of patterned paper

4 x 4 1/2" piece of co-ordinating paper, patterned but more solid

scraps of each paper for flowers


thank you stamp

brown pearl gems for flower centers

brown cat eye ink

brown embroidery floss


pop dots

adhesive of choice


Score and fold card base

Cut a shield shape from the first pattern piece...big enough that the shield will cover the height of the card...I used 5 1/2". then trimmed to fit on card

Trim the second paper to fit underneath the first, ink all edges

On the plainer paper, lightly draw with a pencil, a vine design that extends up and over from the bottom right corner

Pierce the design evenly with a sewing needle or paper piercer

Back stitch with brown embroidery floss

Cut out 4 flowers at 1 1/2" and 6 flowers at 1"...curl the edges of half of them with a small needle, wrapping the petal around

Attach them to a flat flower, ink the edges

Attach the papers to the card base...arrange flowers on the stitched vine

Stamp your greeting, and cut it out, pop it up and attach some raffia for a stem

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Hope...Think Pink...Breast Cancer Awareness

Made this card for the weekly challenge at My Sheri Crafts...Think Pink...Instructions and supplies to follow

Hope (Think Pink)


9 x 6 1/4" pink card base

4 1/2 x 3 1/2" pink patterned paper from Basic Greys Eva collection

4 1/2 x 2 1/4" second patterned piece

4 1/2 x 1" white strip, and a 4 1/2 x 2 1/2" as well

4 1/2 x 3/4" pink strip, and a 4 1/2 x 2 1/4" as well

(2) 4" pieces of pink ribbon, and a 4 1/2" piece


Score and fold the card base

Adhere the larger patterned piece even with the top of the card

Adhere the smaller patterened piece even with the bottom of the card

Center the smaller pink strip on the smaller white strip and center over the two patterns already on card

Punch the top and bottom edges of both the larger pink and white strips and adhere together

Stamp with the word Hope

Adhere to top portion of card

Fix your two smaller ribbons in the iconic fold for breast cancer...attach with glue dots to each side of your sentiment

Adhere the other strip of ribbon on the pink strip