A Tag or Not

I love the Fancy Tag thin cuts…I not only use them for stand alone tags, but I add them to card fronts and yesterday I decided to make them into some Valentines!     img_2910

These tag treat holders were not only fun to make they were so easy too.  I measured my treat and then doubled and added about a half inch to my length of cardstock.  I then folded it with a pleated bottom and then positioned my die cut so that the bottom would not cut.  I decorated it with a cute Valentine stamp that was in my stash from last year and they are already to go in the mail to a sweet niece & nephew!

You can find the Fancy Tags Thin Cuts on my webpage by clicking here.  I’m sure you won’t be sorry if you add them to your shopping cart.

Happy St Patrick’s Day 

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

If you hopped through the Joyful Stars blog hop last week you probably saw the Amazing Andrea Sherman’s scrapbook crop products if not you can find it here she totally inspired me and I dug through my stash and found what was left of the Flirty Paper Packet from a few years ago.

I knew I wanted to make some fun gifts for St Patrick’s Day – I’d seen some cute Gold Coin Chocolates at the grocery store a few weeks ago and combined with some “golden” Rolo’s!  My tag topper has a base of Fern Cardstock layered with some Flirty B&T.  I then cut the Clover from Key 43 of the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge in a base of New England Ivy and then the petals in the New England Ivy B&T.  The centers are retired Gold Complements.  The So Lucky sentiment is from the Flower Market coordinating stamp set…I use it ALL the time.  The topper was then attached to the bag using our mini stapler.

It’s always fun to prepare something fun for the holidays.

Thanks for stopping by…take a minute and let me know if you make cards for St Patrick’s Day.


Cheers to the New Year – November SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring November’s SOTM, which is New Years Cheer, a set of 13 stamps.  If you have come here from Crafty Carol’s Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog:  http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.


This month we have almost 30 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do – just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I made this fun box using the new All About the Gold  and Rustic Home Fundamentals.  The tag was cut from the Flower Market Cricut cartridge in three sizes Black 2 3/4, Kraft 2 1/2 and Colonial White 2 1/4.  The glass of bubbly and sentiment was embossed using Versa Mark and Gold embossing powder.


Now “Hop” on over to Sheila Bennett’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the November SOTM is only available until the 30th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!


Featured Friday #5

Hi and happy Friday!  It’s funny how fast the week flies by!  I didn’t get a lot of time in the craft room this week, but I am super excited about my Featured Friday project.

I saw a cute handbag on Pinterest made out of black and white papers, it immediately took me on a La Vie En Rose field trip in my mind.  I love the striking colors of black and white you can do so many things with them.

Both the handbag and the rosette are from the Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  I thought about sizing the rosette down after I got it made, but I wanted it like one of those great big flowers that little girls where in their hair.

The trick to rosette’s (or at least the way I make them is to use a bone folder on the folds to get it nice and crisp.  I also have 2 one inch punched circles which are covered in a strong adhesive (they are black in the above picture) which I put on both sides to hold the rosette in place.  I know consultants that use Liquid Glass, but this works for me so it’s what I stick with 🙂

I finished my little black handbag off with a pink and black pennant tucked under a Happy Day medalion stamped in Pixie ink.  The black flag seemed to get lost a little so I put a little gold puffies on it and tied the opposite handle with a piece of thick twine.  It’s all ready to get filled and given for Mother’s Day!

Thanks for stopping by.  Let me know if you are enjoying the Featured Friday posts by leaving a comment.  See you soon!


A Valentine Treat

I was missing in action between the holidays and a trip to Mexico and it was my intention to get this posted before I left, but alas here it is the last day of the year before I get around to posting.

I LOVE the Heartstrings Paper Packet!  Yes, almost as much as my Wrangler Wearing Sweetheart, LOL!

I have had this My Creations Kraft Container hanging around for a while and I thought that I’d get a jump on Valentines Day.  I am so happy how it turned out.


Here’s a close up of the flower it’s center is from the Heartstrings Assortment – 8 super cute self adhesive badge buttons for just $5.95



Here’s hoping you have a fantastic end to your 2014 and find lots of crafting time in 2015!

Thanks for stopping by.

It’s a Birthday Party


I’m going on 10 years!  Ok, that’s a bit of a stretch, but I’m entering my 10th year as an Independent Consultant with Close to My Heart.  It is amazing how fast the time has flown by…it seems like just yesterday that I was pouring through my new consultant kit on my living room floor.

These fun birthday themed projects are part of my August Fun Folds class being held August 7th and feature the new Confetti Wishes papers.


August is also the first month of my year long scrapbooking class “Pictures on My Pages” where each month you’ll go home with a completed scrapbook page AND if you bring your pictures to class you will have a completed page to go in your album and be entered to win a fun prize each month too!

If you’d like to join me for an upcoming class please leave me a message with your contact information or e-mail me at papercraftingprincess@yahoo.com


A Flirty Little Gift

My bestie’s surprise birthday was this weekend and I wanted to make sure that even though my gift was small that it packed some punch on delivery!

First, I grabbed my old packet of Flirty paper that I have been hording – YES, I horde paper.  If there’s a paper I really like I just don’t want to cut it…crazy huh? Then I put my Cricut to work using both the Art Philosophy and Artiste cartridges.  I love making the rolled flowers, but don’t use them much because they get squished when you mail them, but I think it made the perfect accent on the purse closure.  I attached the tag (which was almost as big as the purse) with a small piece of bakers twine.


The funny thing is I forgot to take a picture of the entire thing until we were on our way to the party so I used the console in my husband’s truck as a background…it’s really hard to take pictures when you’re driving down the road, LOL!

If you’d like to learn more about the Cricut Cartridges available from Close to My Heart – drop me an e-mail at papercraftingprincess@yahoo.com or join my upcoming birthday card class. 

Happy Stamping,


Sweet Treats With Love

There’s nothing better than finding the inspiration (Pinspiration) to make little goodie bags!

Our sweet granddaughter is having her 4th birthday party at the farm and I needed a treat bag for all ages! I thought these sweet bags filled with Salt Water Taffy and topped with Dream Pop papers would be a hit — no melting chocolate and no dollars store gizmos to break!



Quick Birthday Treat Tubes


I wanted to do something special for my double-digit niece so I volunteered to make some “Treat Tubes” for her slumber party.  I used up some scraps of Dotty for you Paper and grabbed a star from the Love Life stamp set added a couple of pieces of Bakers Twine from the Paradise Collection and added a Clear Sparkle and now all her mom has to do is fill them with some sort of candy treat and they are ready to go.

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What ideas can you come up with to fill a treat tube with?  Leave me a comment and let me know!

Happy Crafting!


Look What I Did!

I spent the morning papercrafting at my friend MC’s, hat a great way to spend a dreary, Pacific Northwest Saturday!  I played with the Close to My Heart  Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to make this adorable gift bag and paper flower.  Guess I better find something to put in it 🙂