Sunday, September 29, 2013

Tuesday's Card Class

Last call for my Tuesday's, 10/1, For the Birds Flip-It card class. You can Click Here for more details.

I still have a few openings for the following time slots:

10-Noon  (2 spots)
1:30-3:30 (2 spots)
7-9 PM (1 spot)

Email or call me if you'd like to attend.

Friday, September 27, 2013

"Tags For All" Hybrids

I keep finding myself turning to the digital download Tags For All when I need a quick card, or a fun way to dress up an ordinary package or envelope. This download is full of fun tags and embellishments and it offers some fun and diverse ideas when it comes to gift-giving. (See my previous post for another package idea)

My first share started off as an ordinary white envelope which I spruced up with a Tags For All bow and Happy Birthday tag. My only original touch was to recolor parts of the confetti on the tag. I printed up the bow and tag, got out my scissors, cut them out, attaching them to my envelope. What a cute embellishment!

My second share is a hybrid card I created using a digital tag from Tags for All which I used as a card front. Other digital elements include: Strawberry Slush Polka Dot DSP background from Tags for All; Strawberry Slush Bird from Sunny Day; Basic Black Sentiment from Hugs & Wishes. I cut a Basic Black CS border for the digital image and attached to the front of a Whisper White card front. I added a little black ribbon bow and a few rhinestones for embellishments.
My third hybrid share are Thank You tags. These were created with the digital elelments: Tags For All Thank You stamp; Summer Happiness Butterfly stamp; Tags For All Strawberry Slush Polka Dot DSP. The little butterfly was handstamped using the Papillon Potpourri stamp set in Basic Black on Strawberry Slush CS, and then punched with the Bitty Butterfly and dimensionaled to tag front.
On my last hybrid share I enlarged the above the tag, cutting off the tag shaped top to create a rectangle. I carefully added the black border on the top with a ruler and black Sharpie, attaching the digital image to the center of a Whisper White Framed Tulip embossed border, framed by a Basic Black border and attached to the front of a Strawberry Slush card front. The smaller butterfly was handstamped in Basic Black on Strawberry Slush CS with Papillon Potpourri stamp set and then punched with the Elegant Butterfly. I loved the big bold "Thank You"along with the bold colors of black, white, and pink...very fun!
I thought I'd share a few of the tag samples with you from the 
digital  Tags For All, fun, fun set!

 Thanks so much for stopping by... I hope you all have a 
wonderful day!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Festive Flurry Ornament Tutorial


How about a FREE tutorial? Well, I've got one for you today. This card was inspired by the Snowflake Season Simply Sent card kit in the Holiday Mini catalog. I thought creating an ornament to give as part of a card, was such a great idea, adding a personal touch to Christmas card-giving this year.

The Festive Flurry stampset and framelits bundle work great for this idea. I've created a FREE TUTORIAL for you to download, if you'd like to make these for yourself. I used the Winter Frost DSP, but any Christmas DSP could be used along with coordinating inks. You can customize the tutorial by swapping out your own DSP and colored cardstock for what I have written and use the rest of the tutorial to take you through the steps.
Hope that you have fun!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

A Bandaid Card CASE

An avid stamping friend of mine has recently undergone surgery and I wanted to make her a fun card to cheer her up. Over the years I've enjoyed the "bandaid" cards, but have never made one myself, so this seemed like the perfect time to make one. I case'd a card by Silke Shimazu using the MDS sentiment "Praying for You" in Strawberry Slush from Thoughts & Prayers.
I made the band-aid 1-1/2x3-1/2 in Crumb Cake CS, with a 1x1-1/2 Crumb Cake center, both pieces were embossed with Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. The band-aid corners are rounded and the edges of the band-aid and band-aid center are sponged in Soft Suede. I dimensionalled both the band-aid and band-aid centers. The Strawberry Slush hearts are from the retired "Heart to Heart" punch which are snailed to the band-aid and card. I added a bit of rhinestone bling to the hearts.
Thanks for stopping by :-)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Upcoming October 1 Card Class


This post is for all of you who stamp with me in Chandler. I hadn't finished the Christmas card sample for my upcoming October 1 class when I sent out my newsletter this month, so I wanted to show both card samples to you.

We'll be making 3 cards featuring the For the Birds stamp set. You will be able to choose your own images and sentiments, which we'll be watercoloring. I will be showing you how to make your own Flip-It cards using the Circles Collection framelits.

Class is  Tuesday, October 1, please RSVP to Heidi (
Times:   10-Noon; 1:30-3:30 PM, 7-9 PM
Cost:    $15

For The Birds Clear-Mount Stamp Set
126407 - For the Birds 
Circles Collection Framelits Dies
130911 - Circles Collection framelit