Lots of Fun

So what are your thoughts on these cute little cards?  I think I’m going to pick a couple and show you how’d I’d use them in an upcoming post.  They are certainly quick and easy to make, a great way to use up scraps and I even experimented with combining some paper packs.

I’ve got more things to create so I will not be too wordy.  

Thanks for stopping by…see you tomorrow with a new post for the Color My Heart Color Dare!

Balloon Animals

It’s a brand new month which means there is a brand new stamp of the month!  Who doesn’t love balloon animals?  The real ones or this adorable stamp set that’s only available in the month of February.


I recently participated in a monthly swap where I received so many fun cards – no two looked the same.  If you’d like to see the assortment you should come to one of my classes this month – today is the last day to sign up for both the $5 Card Class and the Valentine Class – so don’t waste any time!



This is my card.  I decided that I wanted to keep my card bright and cheery so I kept the colors in the Adventure family.  I started with a base of Gypsy Paper Fundamentals and just built on it from there.  I liked that the pattern on the fundamentals was similar to the frame around the sentiment.

I have a fun idea to use this stamp set on a scrapbook page, but I have to find the pictures from last Valentine’s Day when Miss B and I went to dinner at the Spaghetti Factory with my sis-in-law and her girls.  Organizing my photos is a BIG goal this year.

If you love this stamp set it’s available for as little as $5 with a qualifying order.  Stop by my store at papercraftingprincess.ctmh.com where you can order yours today.




It’s Simply Fundamental

I am so excited about November’s My Legacy Album Bundle, that I decided to host a Simply Fundamental Scrapbook Workshop!  When you order your My Legacy Album Bundle, you’ll receive a special invitation to my FREE Scrapbook Workshop on Saturday, December 5th and when you come to class with YOUR PRINTED PICTURES you’ll get another special gift from me!


You can follow this link to place your order for the My Legacy Album Bundle.

If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail me or leave a message how you can be contacted in the comments section of my blog.

Hello Life 

I enjoyed playing with the National Stamping Month Cardmaking Hello Life stamp and some of the new paper fundamentals last night.

Love that the combination paired perfectly with a pattern from Make It From Your Heart to put together a fun card to brighten someone’s mail box!

Paper Garden – September SOTM

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop, we are featuring September’s Stamp of the Month Paper Garden a set of ten elegant floral stamps.  If you have come here from Jen’s blog you are on the right path!  The blog hop is a great big circle so even if your starting here you’ll work your way around by clicking the links at the end of the post.

This month there are over 40 Close to My Heart Consultant’s sharing their art, what are we waiting for let’s get started!

I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with this set.  I was very attracted to the floral images, but a little intimidated too.  I saw this card fold and thought it would make a great focus for the floral image.  It was super easy to make!

  • Card Base: 4-1/4″ x 7-1/4″ and 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (bottom piece).  Score the larger piece at 5-1/2″.
  • B & T: 1-3/4″ x 4″ and 2-1/4″ x 4″ (I used two different colors of the Enchantment Paper Fundamentals)
  • Inside of the card: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Front panel: 2-1/4″ x 3 -3/4″(same color as the card base), 2″ x 3-1/2″(same as the inside of the card)
  1. Attach the B & T to the top and bottom pieces.
  2. Stamp on the 2″ x 3-1/2″ piece.  Layer on the 2-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ piece.
  3. Position the bottom piece (2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″) on the card base.  Take care to line up the edges. I used Thin 3D Foam Tape on the 4 corners of the stamped piece and attach it to the top of the card and the bottom.  This is what holds the card together.
  4. I put light pencil lines where my sentiment would fit and stamped so that area would be seen with the card closed.

Now hop on over to Jen Rubio’s blog (yes, I’m the filling in the Jen oreo this month on the blog hop) to see her artwork.  Be sure to visit all the consultants blogs to get some great crafting inspiration!  Remember the September Stamp of the Month is only available until September 30th – so order yours today!!!

September $5.00 Card Class – Sign Up NOW!

September is quickly approaching which means there’s a Card Class right around the corner!  September 4th to be exact – 10am or 6:30pm.  I’ve had lots of people ask me about my card classes so I thought I’d share a little about what to expect.

September Card Class

What do we do?  We have fun – laughter has been heard coming from the craft room (especially during the morning class).  You will go home with three completed cards ready to go in the mail or be added to your stash!

What is expected of me as a student?  Be prepared with your basic stamping kit (don’t have one let’s get it ordered).  Be on time and ready to create.  Leave your options open, flip the paper, flip the card…let your creativity flow.  Most importantly have fun!!!

What you can expect from me?  I will welcome you whether you are a beginner or experienced stamper, I enthusiastically share my love of papercrafting (most of the time).  For a $5.00 fee you will receive a packet of precut papers and embellishments to complete your cards.  The inks and stamps we use for the cards will be shared among participants. You will receive instruction and help as needed.  You are encouraged to let your own creative talent take over.

When does all this happen?  Normally there is a monthly $5.00 Card Class held the first Thursday of the month (I ask you to keep a flexible schedule just in case it needs to be changed).  There will also be special card classes offered at other times of the month.  Join the Royal Court (follow my blog) to keep informed of up to date card classes.  You can also “like” my Facebook Page – papercrafting princess.

Do you still have questions?  Leave me a comment and lets get them answered!

The Long and Short of It

Hello!  Do you remember me?  I’m back from the Close to My Heart Convention at Disneyland and have tons of mojo, I’ve also got a ton of laundry so I’m finding little bits and pieces of time to create before I have to move the loads (never mind about the folding, tee hee)

Have you heard about Jump on it July?  With a qualifying purchase you can get either the July stamp of the month for FREE or any one of the Hostess Rewards sets from Annual Inspirations or Seasonal Expressions 2 for just $5.00.

I couldn’t pass up playing with the Cuddly Salutaions stamp set just one more time.  The cute line drawn animals and speech bubbles are just perfect for coloring in with the ShinHan markers.  Instead of using B&T I chose to use the Basics Paper Fundamentals for a gradient monochromatic look.

Make sure you take a minute to visit my webpage where you can join my mystery hostess party and shop for any supplies you might need or just add a cute new stamp set to your collection.