Friday, September 9, 2011

Gingerbread House

I made this card using the Gingerbread Dazzles stickers and papers I received in the August Premium Dazzles package from Paper


This was a very quick and easy card. I stuck the gingerbread house dazzle on a piece of white card stock and painted the background, chimney, door, windows and trim with watercolor paints, then I cut it out and put it on the card. 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Christmas Angel

I have decided I’d better get busy making Christmas cards if I plan on sending any out this year.   Since one of my goals right now is to use up scraps, I decided on doing some paper piecing.


The pattern for this darling little angel is from Annie Lang’s 202 Paper Piecing patterns.  I bought it several years ago, so I’m not sure if it’s still in print.  You can get a lot of really cute graphics from her website, though.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Center Step Card

This card was inspired by a card I received from Norma at Just Cards.  The instructions for making a center step card can be found at Split Coast Stampers, but I wanted different dimensions for my card, so I had to make my own pattern.  Getting the folds just right was a little tricky.  This is another card made primarily with paper from my scrap box.


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Red Hat

I made this card for a friend for her 60th birthday.  You can find the iris folding template for the hat on my website.


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Birthday Cake

The focal point of this birthday card is done with a technique called reverse iris fold.  It’s really a lot simpler than it looks.  You can find the instructions HERE.


The picture I used is a combination of images from the Birthday Wishes collection at

Friday, September 2, 2011

It’s Your Day

Once again, I have found myself in a card making dry spell, so I turned to my friends for some inspiration. This card is based on a sketch posted by Norma at Just Cards.  The square in the upper left corner is a window.


The background paper is from my ever-growing collection of scraps.  Why I keep buying more paper, I will never know! I have enough scraps to make cards for a very long time without ever cutting into a new sheet up paper.

I used three pieces of ribbon from my overflowing ribbon stash to make the diagonal stripe.  The flowers were made with a punch and the butterfly is from the Butterfly Dazzles sheet I bought from Paper Wishes.