Monday, August 27, 2012

Wishing you Peace Love and Joy

I really, really dislike tossing plastic packaging in the trash so I was trying to figure out what I could make with it today.  I put a piece of it in an embossing folder and ran it through my Cuttlebug and found that it embosses quite nicely.  I wanted to add a little bit of color, so I grabbed a blue permanent marker (cheap Sharpie knock-off), flipped the embossed piece over and started coloring in the de-bossed areas.  After doing that, I took a piece of paper towel that I had soaked with 91% alcohol and wiped most of the ink off (the trick here, is that it has to be a fairly high percentage of alcohol, the weaker stuff doesn’t work). That left lightly colored snowflakes that showed up nicely against a white background.  Here’s the card that came out of my little experiment.


I like how there are snowflakes in front of and behind the tree in the window. 

Here’s the inside. For the sky, I embossed a piece of white-core dark blue card stock and sanded the snowflakes after embossing.  I really like the way it turned out.  The trees are made with white glitter card stock and didn’t scan well.  They look quite a bit better in real life.


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Iris Fold Purse Card

I made this iris fold purse card for a challenge at the Yahoo Iris Folding group I belong to (and I won!). The pattern is a modification of a pattern made by Jannie. If you would like a copy of the iris folding pattern and purse template, you can join the Iris Folding group at




  • Cellophane tape
  • Glue stick
  • Iris Folding - 24 Perforated Papers (Search Press)
  • Funky flowers blue brad
  • Red glimmer card stock
  • Yellow scrapbook paper
  • Scissors
  • Birthday Greetings Stamp Set (HOTP)
  • Perfect Medium stamp pad (Ranger)
  • Red Tinsel embossing powder (Stampendous)
  • Walnut Stain distress ink (Ranger)
  • Stacked Daisy Dazzles - Red (HOTP)
  • Design Tool Kit 1 (HOTP)
  • Craft knife

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Get Well Card with Sunflower

Here’s a pretty sunflower to help cheer someone who’s under the weather.  This is a super-fast card to put together.  The only thing that is hand-cut is the label and you could use a die cut for that as well.



  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Petite Scalloped Circles Large
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Petite Scalloped Circles Small
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities Sunflower Set Two
  • Brown card stock
  • Scrapbook paper in various colors
  • Expressions Stamp Set (HOTP)
  • Brown Stamp Pad (Whispers)
  • Layered Labels Template (HOTP)