Another Fun Fold

I’m still enjoying playing with the Skylark Paper Pack and found this fun fold easy to make, but thought it would still deliver some punch to the recipient.

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I used the stamps from the Skylark Workshop on the go and finished them off with the twist ties and resin flowers.

Thanks for stopping by…I’ll be back on my photography journey soon!


A Burst of Skylark


The Sunburst Cards have been popular for a while, but I hadn’t figured out the dimensions until a sister consultant posted one yesterday.  I asked for the instructions and she graciously pointed me in the right direction.


My sunburst is made from the Skylark paper and Green Glitter paper.  The papers were cut at 1 1/2 X 4 1/2 and then cut from corner to corner to create the triangle.  The triangles were mounted on a 3 X 5 piece of paper and the excess trimmed from the edges and top.  I then mounted the sunburst on a 3 3/4 X 5 piece of Juniper and mounted the Happy Birthday from the Holiday Tag set with a piece of 3D foam tape.  Everything was then mounted on a Kraft Card Base.

I’m afraid these cards might be addictive…I’ve already been looking at scraps figuring out which pieces will work for my next card!

Take a minute and try one for yourself!


Hello! Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #50


I have been on a card making frenzy this week.  I stopped by the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and decided that this would be a great week for me to play along.  I loved the clean simple lines of this sketch.

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Of course I also reached for my favorite paper of the moment (Skylark).  As I looked over the papers I thought I’d go for a monochromatic look.  Lagoon is such a crisp color perfect for a cheery hello!


I started by embossing the bottom section of the Lagoon cardstock and then layered the B & T.  It’s hard to see the detail in the photo, but the striped piece has been scallop punched across the bottom edge.  I then layered a speech bubble from the Artiste Cricut Collection bundle with a piece of foam tape to give it a bit of dimension.  I finished it off simply with two Aqua Dots.

Thanks for stopping by.


Stepped Up with Center Step Card


When I was introduced to rubber stamping back in the 90’s, glossy cardstock, rainbow ink pads and coloring images were all the rage.  I started stamping Christmas and birthday cards for family and friends because I was a single mom and was on a strict budget.  Little did I know that 24 years later I would still be stamping and that people would still enjoy receiving my cards.  I’ve also added hundreds of stamps to that collection and they’ve advanced from red rubber mounted on wood to clear acrylic that mounts on an acrylic block – no more stamp-a-majig to line things up!

Yesterday, Betsy left the following comment on my blog “Love these cards! You aren’t just the papercrafting princess, you are the Card Queen!”  It encouraged me to investigate a new fold so I could “step it up”.

Today I’m sharing a Center Step Card made from Skylark Papers and the Hoppy Easter Stamp set.


I love making cards that are not “ordinary”.  I found the pattern to this card on Split Coast Stampers, one of my favorite go to sites for online tutorials.  Most of the tutorials come with colored pictures and really simple step by step instructions.


When I use a colored base for my card, I like lining it with a piece of white paper.  I have stamped a butterfly from the set near the sentiment for a little added punch of color.  I also hand drew stitch lines around the edge for some added interest.

If you’d like to learn to make a Center Step Card give me a call and we’ll set a time to get together with a few of your friends and we’ll make some extraordinary cards!


Hoppy Easter


I had some free time Sunday afternoon to “hop” into my craft room and play with some Easter cards.  I have always loved sending Easter cards, because unlike Christmas they are unexpected! 

I apologize for the small photos, but I somehow managed to misplace my camera so these were taken with my I-phone what it lacks in detail I’ll try and share with my post.

Both cards were made using the Hoppy Easter My Acrylix Stamp Set (B1423).  The first card boasts the traditional bunny and used papers from the Skylark Paper Packet  the soft greens and vibrant lagoon colors remind me so much of the renewal of spring. The middle section is punched with the scalloped border punch to give it a little texture.  I also added a piece of shimmer trim behind the rabbit, added some grass cut from the Cricut Artiste cartridge and added some clear sparkles on the egg.


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My second card although from the same set feels a bit more girly with the Ariana papers.  Both card patterns are taken from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 2 pattern book.  I fussy cut the bouquet of flowers and popped them up with 3D foam tape and tied them with a bit of Bakers Twine.

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I’m hoping that I can find some more time to play – but it’s a beautiful day here and I’ve already felt that I spent too much time indoors.

Happy Spring!


Crisp as a Spring Day


If I was going to pick a color besides the pink I picked in yesterday’s blog post, I would definitely pick the combination of Lagoon & Sweet Leaf (or Pear). 


As I continue to make thank you cards for my stash today I reached for some leftover scraps of Skylark and the Frame Flair stamp set I traded a sister consultant for.  I have a tendency to forget what I own and some times I love a set so much I order it twice…it’s nice to know that I’m not the only one that does that and every once in a while in works out for both of us!


Instead of popping up the frame with foam tape I added a few layers (5 to be exact) of the same Cricut cut shape, adhered them together and then adhered the entire pile to the card front.  Did you notice the fun polka-dot embossed white daisy card stock?  It was done with our new DOT embossing folder.  We have 5 patterns to choose from – DOT, STRIPE, CHEVRON, DAMASK & QUATREFOIL.

Here are the items I used:

  • X7177B Skylark
  • Z1918 Teal Shimmer Trim
  • Z1811 For Always Assortment (Retired) – lagoon flower
  • Z1294 DOT Embossing Folder
  • D1546 Frame Flair
  • B1449 Oodles of Doodles

Thanks oodles for stopping by today…I hope that you enjoyed my art!


Fun Folds Are My Thing

It’s already been determined that I am a bit out of the ordinary and that goes for my favorite kinds of cards too!  I love glitzy, blingy cards, but what I really like is a card that makes the recipient go “WOW, she put some thought into this!”  In a family of papercrafters it’s really important to stand out, at least in my opinion, and since I’m the oldest and the self proclaimed princess I find it my duty to be able to really give the WOW factor!

My buddy Les and I met up a couple of weeks ago to look at a bag (and we are talking FULL BAG) of amazing artwork that she got from participating in a very large swap with items made from the idea book!  I’ve done this swap and it is A LOT of work; however the payoff is getting a lot of really great ideas from some really talented artists!

One card in particular stood out so when we got together Tuesday to spend some time crafting together I knew what I wanted to make.  I’ve had to hold off showing the card, because yesterday was my husband’s birthday and it was a special enough card to WOW his socks off…ok the huge palm tree I bought him to go with my little card probably helped a little too!


Here’s the card closed – a nice 3 X 6 size – I felt pretty talented lining those birds up from the Skylark Paper Packet – and guess what that really great pennant strip along the side is printed right on the paper the only stamp I used was the Happy Birthday – a mini stamp at a mini price that packs a lot of punch!  It was simply stamped in Lagoon ink !


Here’s the card all stretched out – adding another 6 inches of WOW!

Would you like to learn to make this card?  Contact me today and I’ll show you how!

Happy Crafting!