Friday, October 13, 2017


Hello!!  I'm here with a CAS vintage kraft, black and white card with just a tiny pop of color.  The outside is clean and graphic with a sentiment in an old-fashioned font accented by a telephone brad from Eyelet Outlet's telephone/fan brad set.  

Inside there are some torn strips of vintage washi tape and phone washi tape, along with a punny sentiment built from typewritten words, a couple of stamps and a fan brad.   We have so many selections for coordinating tapes and brads, it really makes your creative options practically limitless!  

Enjoy your weekend!  We have forecast highs around 87 degrees so I'll be enjoying some craft time in the comfort of the AC!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

So Blessed!

I love the colors of Fall!  Even though Florida does not get all of the full-fledged flaming colors of Fall at this time of year, the light still changes to a more golden hue and the air has a clear crispness (even if it's hot!) that is noticeably different than summer.  As November and the end-of-year holidays approach, my heart always turns toward giving thanks for being "so blessed!"

Isn't this BoBunny paper gorgeous?!  It has beautiful yellows, golds, oranges, pinks, reds, purples, and even a few flecks of green and makes for an elegant Fall card, especially when paired with shimmering ink and satiny two-toned ribbon.

This is a asymmetrical design that begins with a narrower-than-usual card base.  Then an overhanging element brings the overall finished dimensions to the traditional 4.25 x 5.5 inches that will fit in a standard envelope.

Here you can see the hint of gold on the underside of the rust colored satin bow, and Darsie's beautiful stick pen that reflects the pops of pink and green in the designer paper.  There are lots of layers using simple shapes with just enough fancy.

Here are the supplies I used, all from Stamp Simply:

Friday, October 6, 2017

Swept Off My Feet!

Halloween card-making is so much fun!  The colors are so bold and quirky.  Silly, punny and even downright corny can work for Halloween when it would fall flat for other holidays.  On top of all that, it is just fun to stretch your non-holiday stamps and supplies and use them in unexpected ways.

I've been sewing clothing for a Colonial era historical reenactment, and so I guess petticoats and bumrolls are partly what inspired today's card!  I looked through all of my stamps and found an image and sentiment that I thought would go with these witch's legs brads, and then sketched a bodice and some poufy purple hair to go along with them. 

The witch's bum is a small piece of tulle stitched and gathered and knotted, then positioned so that the broomstick barely peeks through from underneath...hopefully it looks like she is comfortably seated and flying off into the night. Of course, her little black kitten had to go along for the ride!

Bright purple glitter washi tape frames the design, echoed in her glittery purple hair and the colors of the designer paper bodice.  

Certainly silly and sure to bring some Halloween smiles and snickers (pun intended!)!  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Keep Christ in Christmas

I love this sentiment from our new Stamp Simply Clear Stamps O Christmas Tree set, and that's what inspired this project.  When I sat down to play, these not-quite-traditional Christmas colors were calling to me!  I love the soft pinks and blues of this designer paper.  So pretty!  

Even the unassembled cross shape of the box goes along with the sentiment!  ;)  The box was cut from heavyweight card stock, and then assembled with scor tape.  Spellbinders square dies made the designer paper part of the decorating easy.  (Cut the paper to 7.5 x 10.5 inches.  With the long side against the top of the scor pal, score at 1/2, 3, 5 1/2, and 8 inches.  Rotate 90 degrees and score at 2 1/2 and 5 inches, then trim away the flaps as shown).

The soft pink and the shimmer of silver are simple and elegant.  

Here are the Stamp Simply supplies used to make this project: