Monday, November 28, 2011

Shaker Card

This card was made at my stamp club and class earlier this month. Shaker cards can be made easily with the shaker frames available in the Holiday Mini.  This card uses the cupcake stamp set and matching punch. Cupcake confetti was added inside.  How fun it would be to receive this card on your birthday!  

Cyber Monday

Today is Cyber Monday, so don't forget to check out the sales SU! is having. 

The card above is just like the one I posted in Not Quite Navy while this one is done in Razzleberry.  Which one do you like better?   

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

There is no card today, but a fun project that my daughter Lily did.  Her assignment from school was to disguise a turkey.  Since sports is on the top of her list and she is in basketball, she naturally decided to disguise her turkey as a basketball.  She made a pumpkin pie circle to cover the turkey, cut it into fourths to fit into the Big Shot and ran it through the Big Shot to get the "dimples" on it.  The word "Spalding" was die cut with the SU alphabet die for the Big Shot.  Enjoy the picture!

Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving.  I am thankful for all of you who check out my blog, attend my classes and stamp clubs, and encourage me by commenting on cards and projects I make.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Yeah!  We are having an extended fall with warm weather.  I LOVE it.  The two cards below are exact same with just different colors used.  The stamp set is French Foliage with pool party, soft suede, more mustard and old olive ink. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


This is a card that my friend, Brenda Hukriede made which inspired me to make the snowman card I posted yesterday. This one is larger as it uses the scallop die and larger circles that were made with the circle die for the Big Shot. 

Monday, November 21, 2011


"Folded-up" to fit into a 3x3 envelope.

Snowman "opened."
We got our first snowfall this weekend much to my kids' delight!  So, I thought this card would be an appropriate one for today.  This is a telescopic card.  The circles for the snowman were made using the circle die for the Big Shot, but circle punches would definitely work as well as a circle cutter.  The circles were attached using brads.  The brads make it possible to "fold-up" and open the snowman.  The hat was made with a square punch and word window punch.  The arms are from the snowflake punch.  This card fits into a 3x3 envelope.  I will show you my inspiration for this card tomorrow.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thank You Quilt

This card was made at my Stamp Club/Card Class.  The base is made from Pool Party cardstock and then dry embossed using the Big Shot. I punched squares from the Spice Cake designer paper and adhered them to cardstock.  It was than ran through the Big Shot using the Top Note Die to cut it.  I then put it back through using the Lattice Die embossing folder to give it texture. 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Christmas Gifts Class

I finally have the samples made and pictures taken for the Christmas Gifts Class that will be on Monday, November 21.  I will be sending out an email with more information.  If you are not on my email list or would like to attend, contact me at  

These projects are great for packaging gifts for teachers, bus drivers, secretaries, friends, paras at school, co-workers, etc.  So, make a list!  Okay, now for the projects....

The first is a sour cream container.  It can be made with cardstock and then fabric is tied around it for the ribbon as is done with the red and artichoke.  Otherwise, it can be made with designer paper as is shown with the ornament designer paper below.

Next up is the snowman box.  This is made with the Fancy Favors die cut for the Big Shot and then decorated.  For an idea, a hot chocolate packet, marshmallows, chocolate and a candy cane for stirring fit perfectly in this box. 

The next project is a stocking made from the Big Shot Stocking die and then embossed.  The first picture is more vintage with the red one being more traditional.  I like them both depending on the recipient.  A gift card as shown with the red one fits nicely in this.  There is not a lot of room, so the gift would need to be fairly small.

The last project is a small paper bag.  It is made from the packaging that comes in SU! orders.  To make it this size, I used the scallop square for the Big Shot.  White snowflakes were stamped on and the detail that makes it is the small clothespin that is holding the tag!  Hot chocolate packets, candy bars, candy canes, cookies and more can fit in this. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Matchbox and Lollipop Flower

I hope all of you had a great weekend.  My Christmas stamp-a-stack was on Friday, card class Sunday and Stamp Club last night, so I was busy stamping!  It was fun and so nice when others appreciate your work! Below is a matchbox cut from the Matchbox Die.  The flower was made using the Stampin' Score.  I cut a strip of designer paper 3/4" in width and then scored at 1/4" increments.  These flowers can be made any size depending on the width the paper is cute and the width scored.  I usually get the question of what would you put in this? It is always a  good question.  My first response always seems to be candy.  Four Hershey nuggets will fit it this matchbox.  Other ideas are money, chapstick, and jewelry.  
Side view.

Top view.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


This is what kept us busy this All three of our kids were in soccer with Lily and Noah on competitive teams. I loved it as many of you know I'm very competitive! It was so much fun to watch all three of them compete and grow. I love Noah's face on this picture. There is no way his opponent is going to get the soccer ball!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Pennant Parade #5

This card uses the Pennant Parade stamp set to make Christmas trees. The pennants are stamped and then punched out using the coordinating Pennant punch. The white panel is dry embossed using the snowflake embossing folder.  There are rhinestones on top of each tree.  
I hope you have enjoyed seeing the different uses of the Pennant Parade stamp set. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Pennant Parade #4

I hope you are not tired of this stamp set yet! I have one last card to show you tomorrow. This card was made by my friend, Brenda Hukriede, who is a demonstrator in Eau Claire. She used the Pennant Parade stamp set to make the cone for the ice cream.  The ice cream scoops were punched using the cupcake punch.  The designer paper is from the Just Add Cake pack. 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Pennant Parade #3

Third day of the Pennant Parade stamp set.  The pinwheel was made by using versamark and stamping on Wisteria and Eggplant Envy cardstock.  I then used the Pennant punch and used the pennants to make a pinwheel. I love stamps sets that are versatile!    

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Pennant Parade Day #2

This is not a "typical" use for the Pennant Parade stamp set, but it shows the versatility of the stamp set.  The bottom of the boat was made from punching a half circle from chocolate chip cardstock and the pool party waves were made using the Tasteful Trim die for the Big Shot.  The sails were stamped in pear pizazz and pumpkin pie. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Pennant Parade and Pennant Punch

Over the next few days I will be posting cards using the Pennant Parade stamp set and Pennant Punch.  The card below uses the pennants as they were intended.  I punched the pennants out of Just Add Cake designer paper.  The clouds were punched out of shimmer white cardstock using the top of the cupcake punch. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Christmas Card Picture?!?!

No stamping today. Enjoy the picture below and take time to enjoy your family today!

This is a picture that didn't make the cut for our Christmas card picture. It is fun, though! Can you see the water behind them? Lily and Noah thought it would have been great to dangle Carter out over the river!:)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

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Final Stamp-a-Stack Card

This is a card I designed for a swap. I think it is a good sign that after making 35+ of it, I still like it! The card base is vanilla with the stocking stamped in cherry cobbler. It has one pearl in the middle of the snowflake. The vanilla circles are dry embossed with the snowflake embossing folder from the Holiday mini. This is one embossing folder I thought I didn't need, but I am sure glad that I ordered it since I have grown to really like it.

I hope to have pictures of 3D projects that will be made at my Christmas Gifts Class coming up soon! Stay tuned for more details.

Thanks for stopping by. 

Friday, November 4, 2011

Christmas Stamp-a-Stack Card #3

Card #3 for the Stamp-a-Stack on November 11. The card base is Not Quite Navy. Behind the punched out snowflake is the Glitter Silver card stock that is in the Holiday mini.  There is a rhinestone in the middle of the snowflake. The greeting is embossed adding to the card's elegance.

I still haven't decided on our family Christmas card for this year. I don't have a picture that I love for it yet. I wanted to try and place a soccer picture of each on the kids on one 4x6 photo. However, after spending hours trying to figure out how to do it on Photoshop Elements, I still haven't figured it out:( I may have to go with my back-up plan. I like to try to have the photo and card coordinate, but it is looking like it may be tricky this year. I will just have to go with what I have. Does anyone notice anyway? Okay, enough babbling....

Have a great weekend. Don't forget to check back tomorrow for the last Stamp-a-Stack card.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Stamp-a-Stack Card #2

This card is made with the Christmas Lodge set featured in the Holiday mini. The Lodge is stamped on shimmer white card stock which is an elegant card stock that I like to use for Christmas cards and special occasions. I received the card in a swap, so I cannot take credit for the design. Thank you to the stamper who swapped this with me!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Dasher, and Dancer....

Here is one of the cards for my Christmas Stamp-a-Stack that is coming up on Friday, November 11. An email will be going out soon to those on my email list. Anyone in the Twin Cities area is welcome to attend, contact me for more information.  

The card base is Old Olive with a strip of Cherry Cobbler dry embossed on the side. The stamp is a single stamp titled, Dasher. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

October 31....

Yesterday was a FULL, but FUN day! I was one of the parents to be chosen to go on a field trip with the third graders to Target Field. What a great experience for the kids and me. It was fun to be able to share the time with Noah as well. The evening was spent trick-or-treating.  

This is the last picture of anything related to Halloween this year as I am now thinking of Christmas (yes, it will be here soon!).  The card pictured below was given to me from Carter's Kindergarten teacher. I thought it was too creative not to post.

Noah as a soccer player and Carter as a hunter.  Lily was a cowgirl, but she was with friends and I have no individual picture of her.

Noah on the field.