Planner Tassels and Planner Clips

Hi everyone! I am back to share  a couple of quick and easy projects for your planner using Eileen Hull’s newest diecuts from the Heartfelt Collection. I created these for Eileen’s booth at CHA/Creativation. 
For the planner tassel I cut a couple of flowers from felt using the Stitchy Flower and Leaf Diecuts and twelve 8 inch strips of ribbon and fiber. Next I gathered all the ribbon and fiber and ran it through a small metal ring (the ring I found in the jewelry section of Hobby Lobby), folded in half and made sure it was even before tying off with thread. I adhered the flowers together with a Dew Drop and then glued on top of the thread. I cut a Ball Chain down and ran through the metal ring and then attached to the planner. 

For the planner clips I used Bird and Butterflies Diecuts and a variety of scraps of felt to cut the diecuts out. For both the bird and butterfly I adhered the pieces together and then glued to the top of a large paper clip. For the bird I added sequin, mini flower, dew drop and for the butterfly I added a scrap of lace, button, sequin and dew drop to finish both off.
All of these project took maybe an hour and that was only because I had to hunt for supplies so I would say you could knock several out if you are more organized than me. 😉
Be sure to hop over to Eileen’s BLOG and see what the Inspiration Team is up to and as always if you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Remember I Love You!

Hi everyone and Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m here to share a quick card I created for my honey using the Elephant diecut. I folded the Grey and Ivory Mini Dot Reverse cardstock in half and place on the diecut slightly below the cut line to create this card.

The Pink and Ivory Mini Dot Reverse and Gold and Kraft Diamond cardstocks where used along with other scraps of cardstock from my stash to create the ear, seat cover, banner and pole which was then adhered to the front of the card.

I added a felt heart from my stash, pink Ric Rac trim around the feet, sequins and Dew Drops for the eye and pole. I stamped the “Love You” sentiment on the banner and Happy Valentine’s Day inside the card. As always if you have any questions about this card please let me know.

I would like to submit this card for the following challenge:

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating!

Be the Change Card

Hi everyone! I am here to share my card I created this month using Eileen Hull’s diecuts.  This month the Inspiration Team is showing different techniques that you can use on diecuts which you can find HERE, HERE and HERE.
A technique that I like to use especially if I don’t have the right color of cardstock is to use watercolors.
For the card base I cut and folded a piece of 6″x6″ black and white patterned cardstock. I added two 5″x5″ (one slightly smaller piece of cardstock to the 5″x5″) off center of the card base. Next I cut a large floral banner and adhered to the center of the base. The Embroidery Hoop diecut I cut two different types of cardstock and cut the “closure” of the hoop off since I wanted to use it more as an open circle. I glued two banners to the lower corner of the card but before completely gluing down I wove the banners through the hoop and then adhered everything to the front of the card.

I started with cutting Heart and Soul Flower, Spring Leaves and Romance Flowers diecuts from leftover white cardstock. I start by wetting both sides of the diecuts and then adding the lightest color and gradually adding a darker shade of the same color to the center.  I let them become almost dry and add a drop of water to the centers and then more watercolor. I pick up the diecut and let the color run on the flowers and leaves. After they are dry I go back and splatter a brown across the diecuts for a slightly “messy” effect.

I shaped the flower and leaves before adhering to the corner of the hoop. I wound up using a Heart and Soul Flower that I had previously cut and didn’t use from another project instead of a watercolor flower. I think the red flower “pops” off the card better. I also added a gold button, sequin and Dew Drop to the center. 

The sentiment I printed from the computer and I framed with  Romance Flowers and the smaller leaves from the Spring Leaves. I finished off the other flowers with Dew Drops, sequins and pearl sprays. If you have any questions about this card please let me know. Be sure to hop over to Eileen’s blog for inspiration and there will be sneak peeks of her newest collection of diecuts and this time around she has a paper collection coming out too! You sure don’t want to miss that! 😉


I would like to submit this card for the following challenges:
Happy Little Stampers: HLS Anything Goes With Dies 

 Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Snowflake Egg Carton

Hi there! How was  everyone’s Christmas? I had a nice time. My son and daughter in law came in and we exchanged presents on Christmas Eve. Then on Christmas Day we went to my mother in law’s at 10:00AM did the gift exchange with her and my step daughters and their husbands and then at 12:30 ran to my parents to do the same thing again plus we had dinner. As I said it was nice but after two days of nonstop “partying” I was ready to get back into my normal routine and get back to crafting.                
Well, anyway, I wanted to share the second half of a project for a swap I was in. The first half of the swap I altered a paper bag and you can find that post HERE.

I painted a six count egg carton that I had purchased at Hobby Lobby in Folk Art Faded Jade acrylic paint and sealed with Antique Mod Podge. I cut a snowflake patterned cardstock from the Prima Sweet Peppermint collection which I adhered to the top of the lid. Next I cut a Snowflake Rosette from Merry & Bright Collection and put together according to the direction. I added a gold circle, a small snowflake ornament, sequin and Dew Drop to the center of the snowflake diecut. 

I adhered seam binding and ribbon above the “clasp” to dress it up.

 The inside I cut a piece of patterned cardstock to fit the inside of the lid and the fun part…filling it with GOODIES!!!

I added candy, handmade planner clips, bits and pieces of ribbons, buttons, etc. that my swap partner Lisa can eat while crafting. 😄

I also added a Santa pen that I found at the Target Dollar Spot to the package. Isn’t it so adorable? As always if you have questions about this project please let me know.
Well, there you have it…my last post of 2016. For the 2017 year I have written down some goals of what I want to accomplish (fingers crossed) 😊. This past year was a very crazy, sad, topsy turvy year to say the least and my crafting mojo went on vacation. So here’s to a better and more creative 2017!  

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Eileen Hull: Season’s Greetings Gift Card Holder

Hi everyone! I am back with a quick gift card holder for this month’s blog hop with DCWV and Eileen Hull! If you are like me and you give a lot of gift cards at Christmas but don’t have them on hand or the wrong theme this House Gift Card Holder is the perfect solution.

I started by cutting two of the house dies from the DCWV Cranberry Christmas Collection. The lighter patterned cardstock I cut a part and adhered to the inside of the card (the cardstock that will be seen once the flip/door is open on the card….back wall and door). Next I glued the sides and once dry I inked the edges.

I added trim, Ric Rac and button to the roof of the house and tied gold metallic thread around the button. From the cut a parts in the same collection I use my circle punch to punch out the snowflake. I adhered the top portion of the circle to the card, added a Dew Drop and sequins. This will keep the flip/door closed. Also from the same cut a parts I added the season’s greeting sentiment to the door and I adhered a dew drop and sequins to create a door knob.
This is a very easy card to create and you can knock out several in an hour!

Also I would like to submit this gift card holder for the following challenge:


Be sure to check out this past month’s projects from the Inspiration Team. You can find the post HERE, HERE and HERE and DCWV HERE. As always if you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Eileen Hull: Enjoy Treat Pocket

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my project that I created for the Winter Wonderland Blog Hop! The inspiration team from Eileen Hull’s and the DCWV design teams have teamed up this month to create some fun holiday projects!

I started with the Flower Pocket diecut which I cut it from matboard and two sheets of gold patterned cardstock from the Cranberry Christmas Collection from DCWV. I cut out and and put together according to the directions.

Next I cut out four of the smallest Pansy diecuts from the same Cranberry Christmas Collection and shaped  and adhered together.
I punched out an assortment of snowflakes and an Enjoy sentiment from the DCWV DIY Project Stack Gift Decor Collection.  I adhered these along with a bow I made from gold thread and miniature gold Christmas trims.
I added some sequins, Dew Drops and a button to dress up the flower, snowflake and tag.

I filled up the pocket with candy and now it is ready to give as a gift! How easy is that? As always if you have any questions please let me know.

Also I would let to submit this project for the following challenges:

Be sure to hop on over to Eileen’s blog to see the past few weeks blog hop projects! You can find those HERE and HERE.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Butterfly House and a Reindeer Card

Hi everyone! I wanted to hop on the blog and share a couple of projects I created over three years ago for a Stamper’s Sampler magazine call. I mailed these off May of 2013 with the hopes of maybe they would be selected for the magazine. I figured after this amount of time it wasn’t selected. 
The first project was for the template challenge in the magazine which was butterflies. I started with Eileen Hull’s House Gift Card Holder and cut out a house diecut and embossed with one of Tim Holtz’s embossing folders (if I find the name of the folder I will update my blog…sorry three years has gone by you know 😦 ). The butterfly template I printed off in several different sizes on copy paper, cut out, traced on cardstock, cut those out, stamped and adhered to the front of the house. I did add a pull out with the word “FLY” to the tab.

The second project is a 3″x6″ Christmas card I created using Robin’s Nest cardstock and Dew Drops. I so love the reindeer stamp I used!

Maybe there is still I chance it will be selected for a future Stamper’s Sampler magazine? Who know? 🙂 But I wanted to share these with you. If you do have any questions about either one of these projects please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Tsunami Rose Design: Tea Party Dessert Cards

Hi everyone! I am here to share my project for Tsunami Rose Designs! This month I used the following Tea Party Desserts and Tea Party Desserts Add On kits to create three cards.
I will start with the first card…which is my favorite…I cut and folded a 5 1/2″x5 1/2″ piece of kraft cardstock for my card base. I had leftover piece of printable large enough to frame the base of the card which I adhered along with a doily to the front of the card.

I cut out one of the envelopes from the kit, put together and inked the edges before adhering to the bottom corner of the card.

The leftover bits from the flowers, leaves and teapot I had fussy cut I didn’t throw these away but crinkled, rolled up, distressed and inked and added as filler in the pocket. Next I filled in blank spots the fussy cut flowers and teapot. I also added the sentiment in the bottom corner of the card.

I added a couple of flowers, lace, pearl sprays and pink thread to finish off these card.

The next card I cut and folded a page from the kit to create the base for the card. I fussy cut the signage/flowers and birthday cake out and added to a doily and patterned cardstock.

I added Stickles to the cake and once dry I added tiny gems to the center of the flowers that are on the cake. I also adhered a flower, some leaves, thread, trim and a birthday sentiment that I had printed from the computer to finish this card off.

The last card I cut and folded a 4″x6″ piece of kraft cardstock for the base of my card and added a piece of leftover printable to the base along with a doily. I then adhered a banner and the chocolate image to the card. 

Next I embellished the daisies with buttons, sequins and Dew Drops.  The sentiment I printed from the computer and I finished off the card with a flower,thread and a pearl spray.

The cake and chocolate cards are so easy to put together and only took me about and hour (minus fussy cutting) and now are ready for when I need a card to send to my friends or family. I tend to do all my fussy cutting while watching TV or if I have to wait at the doctor’s office…it makes time go quicker 😉
Below are the links to both of the kits and they are only $5 each and you get so many printables with each kit!

Be sure to stop by the Tsunami Rose Designs Blog for inspiration and join their Facebook group Tsunami Rose Design Fans too. As always if you have any questions about these cards please let me know.

I would like to submit these cards for the following challenges:
Crafting with Attitude: Challenge 20
Word Art Wednesday: Challenges Weeks #252-#253 Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Eileen Hull: Mini Cheery Flower Cards

Hi everyone! I am here to share my Inspiration Team project for today. This months theme is cards using Eileen Hull’s diecuts. I am always in need of little enclosure cards for gifts and these are some fun cards I came up with.

I started with the Spring Leaves and Heart & Soul Flower diecuts and cut six flowers and six leaves from felt.

Next I cut three Needle Book diecuts from Yellow and Ivory Mini Reserve Dot Cardstock and folded each one in half to create my card base.

Next I back stitched three of the leaves down the center. If you are unfamiliar with how to do  the back stitch you can google or bing to get the directions.

For each of the leaves placed another felt leaf on the backside blanket stitched them together. The blanket stitch directions can also be found on the internet.

 For each of the cards I adhered the flowers and a leaf together.

I added a strip of patterned cardstock to the center of each card.

The center of each flower I glued a button and a mix of sequins, gems and Dew Drops to each.
There you have it! Some bright and cheery cards ready to be added to someone’s package! Be sure to hop on over to Eileen Hull’s blog to see what the Inspiration Team has created. As always if you have any questions about these cards please let me know.
Also I would like to submit these cards for the following challenge: 

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!