December 10, 2014

Center Step Christmas Card

One year I received the prettiest Center Step Card for Christmas and this year I decided to make a few of my own. It takes a bit of time to construct, cutting pieces and layers, but I like the way it turned out.

For the sides and bottom of the card (Christmas lights) I recycled a photo Christmas card I had. The door with panels is made from some shimmer blue card stock. The wreath was made with a scallop die and small circle die. No stamping on this card...but it was fun to make.

November 21, 2014

Rudolph Christmas Card

I'm working on filling stockings for door prizes for a fellowship we will be having in December. I just had to make a few Rudolph the $5 Reindeer cards...who wouldn't like getting that? I started with a Top Note die cut then added a decorative gold embossed paper piece to the top. I stamped Christmas Blessings in red at the bottom right and attached my origami Rudolph to the left side. I then attached the die cut to a red A-2 card.

Interested in the origami instructions for Rudolph? Just send me a request email at and I'll mail you the instructions.

November 3, 2014

Punched Tile Card

Although I love Stampin' Up! stamps, there are some that just aren't my style. I've never been a fan of two-step images, but my thinking is changing. I recently came across a punched tile card that I wanted to try. I took out a stamp set I've never used and thought I'd use a couple of the two-step flower images from the set. Oh my goodness...the watercolor look of the flowers took me by surprise and I love it. Here is the card I made.

October 28, 2014

Delight in Life Birthday Card

I love to research card designs by going to Pinterest and finding tutorials on YouTube. I guess I have a particular style I like because when I see a card that interests me, I'll save it in my 'card inspiration' file. When I saw the tutorial for this card on YouTube, I had to make a few. I changed it up a bit to make it personal and I love the way it came out.

July 10, 2014

Stampin' Up! Thoughts & Prayers

Thoughts & Prayers from Stampin' Up! is one of favorite stamp sets. I love the tree image in the set, but my favorite is the floral vine. This week I was looking at some cards on Pinterest and saw one I wanted to try to make. It uses the floral vine around the edges of the card, leaving an open space for the sentiment. I loved the look, so gave it a try.

I began by stamping a sentiment (PSX) on a 6-1/2" x 4-1/4" white card. I stamped it a little to the right, off center. I then stamped the floral vine on a piece of plastic that came with my Stamp-a-ma-jig, so I could use it for placement. Then I stamped the floral vine six times around the card, surrounding the sentiment. I punched some bright pink mini-flowers and glued them onto the vines, where the stamped flowers were. I added a little pearl embellishment to the center of each flower to give it dimension. I then backed the white stamped card with a piece of the same pink card stock that I used for the flowers. I then glued the layers to an A-7 navy blue card.

February 6, 2014

Over the Mountain

Isn't this one of the cutest cards you've ever seen? It really put a smile on my face as I was celebrating my 60th birthday. The saying over the hill came to mind...then I decided turning 60 was more like going over a mountain. I survived thanks to the great cards I received. Terry H. in Ohio sent me this one.