Happy Fall Ya’ll

Hello My Fellow Crafters.

Fall is my favorite time of year.  Pumpkins, scarecrows, beautiful colors of the leaves changing and the list can go on and on.  Today I want to share with you a fall handstamped/handmade greeting card that came out pretty darn cute 🙂


This Scarecrow was stamped on white cardstock with tuxedo black memento ink, colored with Copic sketch markers, then cut out using cutter-bee scissors.  I wanted some texture and dimension to this card so I decided to use  the Cuttlebug.   I took the two blue panels and put them into an embossing folder of a tree, so when the card is closed you can see the entire tree.

As cool as that looked it still needed “something” so using a paper punch of small leaf I punched out some leaves and used small dots for some dimension.  Then I found some 3D stickers in my stash of this birdhouse and bird, so thought that would be the perfect addition.  Still this card needed some more color so I cut two panels of colorful fall leaf cardstock.  Once I added those panels the colors of the scarecrow came to life.  Finished it off with some raffia and a wooden heart shaped button.

~ Happy Fall Ya’ll ~

Make It A Great Day and Don’t Forget To Leave Time To Craft!

Using The Double-Z-Fold Technique For A Great Handmade Greeting Card

Hello My Fellow Crafters,

Today I want to share with you a great handmade card that I made for our dear friends.  I wanted it to be special and I also wanted to try out the Double-Z-Fold technique.

All I needed to do was get the cardstock cut into different size pieces:
~You will need one piece for the card base and cut to 5 1/4″ x 12″
~Next for the side panels you will need 2 pieces of cardstock cut to 1 3/4″ x 5″
~And one for the inside of the card cut at 3 3/4″ x 5″Now the next step is scoring the card base.  Using my Martha Stewart Score Board and bone folder, I scored at 2″ ~ 4″ ~ 8″~  10″

Now you fold the 4″ score in and the 2″ score back and then fold the 10″ fold in and the 8″ fold back.  I know this sounds weird but look at the picture below and you will understand what I am talking about 🙂


Next step is attaching the panels to the card base.  I used my ATG adhesive. You can use any type of adhesive that you like, as long as it sticks your good.

Wow this is starting to look really good. (the lighting must have changed this blue looks totally different in this picture)


Once the panel were all in place I cut another panel in the same color cardstock as the base and stamped a sentiment.

Then added a image that I stamped on some cardstock with Memento Ink and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.  I stamped the image twice and for the second one I just colored the wings and cut them out and added a small pop dot so the wings had a 3-D look. I layered this image into two other colors of cardstock.  Then again using the ATG adhesive but this time only adding adhesive to one side of this stamped image so the card could open.

doublezfoldcard techniqueinside

The card looks great but I needed some bling so I added some rhinestones to the inside sentiment and also some larger rhinestones to the dragonfly image on the outside.  Now it looks perfect!  This double-z-fold is really easy and it makes your card look so professional.  Give it a try and see for yourself how much fun it can be.


Make It A Great Day and Don’t Forget To Leave Time To Craft!


A Handmade Greeting Card Sending Happy Birthday Wishes

Hello My Fellow Crafters,

I want to share with you a handstamped birthday card that I just finished for my brother-in-law.  I don’t know who ever came up with the in-law part,  I feel that I gained more brothers and sisters once I got married (25 years ago)  Anyway, let’s get back to the card 🙂


Giving this handstamped birthday card alot of though, I decided to use the triple time stamping technique.  I didn’t take pictures of each step but here are the sizes for each layer.

White – three pieces cut into 2″  x 3  1/4″, 3″  x 4 1/4″ and 4″  x 5 1/4″

Bubble Gum Green – three pieces cut into 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″, 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ and  5 1/2″

Then for the base of the card I used Midnight Muse cardstock cut 8 1/2″ x 6″

If you want to see all the steps you can reference post: Handstamped Greeting Card Using Triple Time Stamping Technique

For the inside of the card I wanted to bring some of the great colors from the outside in, so I cut some strips of the cardstock and added to just the one corner.

The best part about making handmade cards is that you can keep adding fun embellishments until you slip the card into the envelope and put it into the mailbox.


All the rubber stamps and cardstock are from my stash of Stampin’ Up supplies.  What I love about all of the stamps, ink and cardstock is that they all coordinate perfectly.

~ Happy Birthday Bruce ~

Make It A Great Day and Don’t Forget To Leave Time To Craft!

Climbing A Fence To Say Hello

Hello My Fellow Crafters,

Today I want to share with you the cutest birthday card that just makes me smile, because I can see my cat looking like this if he was an outdoor cat 🙂

I was going through my stamps and came across this stamp (which was the paw) and I had no idea what it was.  So, as I continued looking the most adorable cat face rubber stamp jumped out and then I remembered this set from a rubber stamp convention that  I went to years ago.

The stamp set is from Biblical Impressions (not sure if they still make this stamp). I started with white cardstock and tuxedo black memento ink.  Then using copic markers I started coloring, and the entire time I couldn’t stop smiling at this face.  That’s why I really think that crafting is the best, because it puts you in such a happy place, watching yourself create your own original works of art.


Then I found a stamp of a fence that is from Art Impressions.  I stamped it twice onto brown cardstock and using a scissor I cut the tops of the fence so it looked rigid and for a straight bottom I used a Fiskars paper cutter.

Once I put it all together it looked a little too white so I took a sponge dabber and using memento Bahama Blue ink I added some color for a background and decided to use the same color cardstock to mat onto a larger white card base.

For the inside I wanted to keep the theme of the fence, so I used the same brown cardstock, fence stamp and black memento ink.  I thought it would be so fun to make a sign that could be hanging on the fence.  So,  I made a little sign with plain white cardstock, added some antique mini brads and so there were no sharp edges I layered the back onto the same colored cardstock I used on the front of the card. Then using some brass wire I made the happy birthday sign and attached it to the fence with another mini antique brad.  The part that I really like is that the sign moves from side to side since I didn’t permanently attach it to the fence. (I had to take a close up picture because I forgot to take the picture before I added all my handwritten message to the card)


I would suggest that you go thru some of your stamps and see what new/old ones you can dig up and create something fantastic.  I hope this card made you smile 🙂

~ Happy Birthday Poppa ~

Make It A Great Day and Don’t Forget To Leave Time To Craft!

Card Supplies:

Handstamped Birthday Card For a Cat Lover

Hello My Fellow Crafters,

Most of you know that I have two furry children, and I am sure just like real children they can make you mad, sad but most of all happy.  Well this card just makes me happy.   I don’t know if it’s the colors that I used or just the image of these two cats but I really like how it turned out.

I stamped the image (Magenta cling stamp) with Memento black ink on white cardstock  and then colored in the image with just a few Copic markers.  I have no idea who makes the polka dot paper cause it was in my folder of scraps, and the solid lavender cardstock is from the Paper Cut.  The finishing touch was adding some ribbon and a pearl embellishment.


I still had some scraps left over so for the inside I stamped Happy Birthday and layered it on top of the same cardstock I used for the outside of the card.


Hope you like this card. It was really fun to make, now I have to wait for someones birthday so I can send it out.  I think this is the first time I am ahead of the game in making a card 🙂

Make It A Great Day and Don’t Forget To Leave Time To Craft!

Card Supplies:

Page 3 of 6
1 2 3 4 5 6