May 25, 2015

Sweet Little Summer Bag of Cards

While perusing Pinterest, I saw this super cute bag that held four 4"x 4" cards and envelopes here.  Crafty Hallett, a Stampin Up Distributor in the UK, has a great video that you should watch!  You can find her video here.

I made a couple of bags the same size as in the video.  However, I make more 3" x 3" cards and wanted to make a bag that would fit that size of cards.  It was actually pretty easy.  I did a trial run and I actually got it right on the first try!

Here is my bag and one of the cards:

Here is the how-to video:

Here are the measurements in case you want to make your own:
  • Design Paper:  cut to 2 3/4" x 10"
Co-ordinating Cardstock cut as follows:
  • 4 strips 3/8" x 11"*
  • 1 rectangle 4 1/4" x 2 1/2"       Score rectangle 1/2" from each side on all four sides.
*This makes 3 strips for the bag trim and one for the handles [which you need to cut in half into two 5 1/2" lengths].

You can get multiple bags from a single sheet of 12" x 12" patterned paper and a single sheet of coordinating cardstock.

I can see making these little bags for thank you card sets for brides or new moms.

Important Links:

Original video by Crafty Hallett here.

Supply Links:

Lil’ Inkers Bow Die Small
My Favorite Things Jumbo Fishtail Banner Stax
Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Squares Dies
Lawn Fawn Chit Chat Stamps and Dies
Hero Arts Ombre Ink Pad Mint to Green and Pink to Red
My Favorite Things You Make My Tail Wag Stamps and Dies
My Favorite Things You Gnome Me

I'd love to know if you make one of these sweet little bags!

May 13, 2015

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #228

I'm not much of a sketch person.  I find them hard to interpret as I am a concrete thinker.  However, I saw this card by Alice Wertz and was off!

Here is the sketch:

and here is my interpretation:

I am seriously in love with both the You're Super and Super Boy stamps and dies from My Favourite Things.  I stamped and coloured up a whole batch just for fun and am starting to use them on cards.  The patterned paper is from a really old Studio Calico 6x6 paper pad.  Couldn't tell you which one but I can say that it is one more piece of patterned paper used up from my stash!

Looking forward to seeing the other interpretations on the MFT Challenge blog.

Hey did you know that WOW stamped upside down is MOM?  Ask me how I know!  :)

May 10, 2015

Window Shaker Card

Have you seen this post?  I love a good shaker card and this was a fun technique!  I just had to give it a try:

Supplies:  My Favorite Things, Memory Box, Lil Inkers, Lawn Fawn.

I used a 2 1/2" x 6" clear bag from this Canadian online store [actually they are sold in an art store really close to me].  I just folded over the top and taped it closed once I had all of the shaker bits inside.  I used clear tape to adhere the bag down inside and it looks okay surprisingly.

Fun technique, fun stamps, fun card to make.  Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!

April 11, 2015

The Last Abby's Showers Card

Happy Saturday!

I am sharing my final card made with the Abby's Showers stamps and dies from Simon Says Stamp.  Still using the Lunch Box Note die from Papertrey Ink and the Doily Details die.  This time I put the rabbit and the bear on the front with a speech bubble sentiment from Chit Chat.

These images [not the speech bubble] were coloured with my Spectrum Noir pencil crayons.  Still learning to colour with them.  I think I like Copics better at this point.

April 10, 2015

Thank You Note

Happy "short week Friday!'  For this card, I used the Lunch Box Note Die from Papertrey Ink.

I plopped him on a Doily Details die from Papertrey Ink and the speech bubble is from Lawn Fawn Chit Chat.

The bear is coloured with Copics, again.  No sentiment...he's ready for any occasion

April 09, 2015

Abby's Spring Showers Thanks!

I just love the loooonnnngggg legs on this girl!

Supplies:  Abby's Spring Showers, Simon Says Stamp; Thanks die, Mama Elephant.

More Copic colouring.

April 08, 2015


I'm sharing another fun card I made with the stamp and die set called Abby's Spring Showers from Simon Says Stamp.  I'm sure this layout has been done before.  I'm still on a "use up some patterned paper" kick.  This is from a really old Echo Park pad called Hello Summer.

Supplies:  Bunny/Umbrella Stamps and dies from Simon Says Stamp, Stitched Rectangle from Lawn Fawn, Sentiment from Thank You Tags from Lawn Fawn.

I coloured the two images with Copics.  Happy #bigwordwednesday!