New Video – Adorable Easter Basket Tutorial

Here’s some fun weekend inspiration for you.

My last post showcased this little candy basket. I had so much fun making this, that I thought I would share a Video Tutorial with you so you can put this basket together along with me.

You will need:

  • A cut 6″ square of either cardstock or patterned paper.
  • 16 1 7/8″ squares of patterned paper, if you’re making your basket with cardstock.
  • A cut cardstock strip 1/2″ x 6″.
  • A cut strip of patterned paper 3/8″ x 6″.
  • Glue the patterned paper strip to the cardstock strip.
  • Any embellishments you may want to use to decorate the basket.

So, let’s get creative!

Download the video by clicking the blue button below.

You can also download a quick and easy PDF Tutorial by clicking the blue button below.

So, I hope you can schedule some time in your craft room this weekend, and I hope you make a few baskets to share for the Easter holiday.

… the only limitation is your imagination!

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The March cards are showcasing the Perennial Lavender Designer Series Paper.

  • You will receive everything you need to put the cards together as I’ve designed them.
  • The kit will include the card bases, layers, die cuts, embellishments, sentiment layers, and envelopes.
  • I cannot send stamped images, but you will have a sentiment layer you can customize to a stamp you already own.
  • You will also receive a printed PDF Tutorial, along with a video link so you can put the cards together along with me.
  • You will automatically receive this kit with a minimum product purchase of $50.00 through my online store.
  • This card kit will be available through March 31st.

Three Quick & Easy Gift Card Holder Tutorials

It’s time to get your Holiday gift cards ready for giving. I created a PDF Tutorial for three of my favorite designs. All three of these projects are quick and you can use any cardstock and patterned paper you have. Be sure to download the PDF for your file. You can use the instructions to create gift card holders for any occasion.

I used most of what I had left of the Shining Christmas Designer Series Paper. I combined the patterned paper with the Sending Cheer Bundle. The Bundle is on the Last Chance List. If you don’t already have it, it’s perfect for constructing adorable elements to decorate the gift card holders.

Below are photos of each gift card holder, including the inside. Have fun careating these quick and easy projects.


This is a Pocket Gift Card Holder. The gift card is tucked into the bottom flap of the envelope insert.

This is a simple “Pop Up” Gift Card Holder. No Belly Band on this one. I used velcro to close.
This is a simple Flap Fold Gift Card Holder with a Belly Band.

You can click on the button below to download the PDF Tutorials for all three card holders.

I’d like to send a qick shout out to Julie DeMatteo for her inspiration. I saw her Flip Fold gift card holder (I think she called it a wallet gift card holder), and was inspired to create my version. I also want to thank Carrie Rhoades for her gift card holder inspiration.

Have fun in your craft space!

December Host Code – UGVBTBBE

  • During the month of December, with a minimum product purchse of $50.00 from my Online Store, you will receive all of the supplies to create these two cards as I’ve designed them, along with a PDF Tutorial.
  • You will need your favorite adhesive and sentiment stamp.
  • To receive this FREE Card Kit, you must use the Host Code above when placing your order.
  • If your order is $150.00 or more, please don’t use the Host Code. You will receive Stampin’ Rewards directly from Stampin’ Up!, and you will also receive the FREE Card Kit.

Last Chance Product List

September – December Catalog Product Carty Over List

You can easily access all of the products by going to my Online Stors and clicking “Last Chance Products”. There, you will see the products, a description, and the discounted price, if applicable.

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A Joyful And Magical Holiday Card

Isn’t this holly branch design from the Joyful Designer Series Paper pack pretty? There are four different gold foiled patterns in this pack, each perfect for creating projects for the Holiday Season.

I’ve been wanting to cut this pattern, and for some reason, I couldn’t decide what to do with it. Designer Series Paper is usually my firt inspirational “go to”. I stopped stressing over a unique card design and decided to go with my favorite offset layers layout. It’s quick, and makes it easy to build a card displaying patterns and elements.

Another inspirational “go to” for me is to duplicate the pattern in the Designer Series Paper using die cut elements from sets I have. In this case, I thought the Magical Meadow Dies were a perfect match for the patterned paper. If you really study the Stampin’ Up! stamp and die sets, you’ll almost always find a great match to their Designer Series Paper. The coordination of pruducts will surprise you.

So, let’s make a card!

  • The Cherry Cobbler cardstock card base is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″.
  • The patterned paper layer is 4″ x 5 1/2″.
  • I used Brushed Gold cardstock for the first offset layer. It’s 2 3/4″ x 4″. I scored the four sides of this layer at 1/4″.
  • The Mossy Meadow cardstock offset layer is also 2 3/4″ x 4″.
  • I cut the Brushed Gold elements using dies from the Magical Meadow Dies.
  • The sentiment is stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink and fussy cut. It’s from the Stars At Night stamp set.
  • I added a writing layer to the inside and stamped the sentiment with Cherry Cobbler ink.

So, find that great Designer Series Paper pattern, duplicate the pattern with die cuts, add a few offset layers, and share the magic of the Holiday Season with someone special.

December Host Code – UGVBTBBE

  • During the month of December, with a minimum product purchse of $50.00 from my Online Store, you will receive all of the supplies to create these two cards as I’ve designed them, along with a PDF Tutorial.
  • You will need your favorite adhesive and sentiment stamp.
  • To receive this FREE Card Kit, you must use the Host Code above when placing your order.
  • If your order is $150.00 or more, please don’t use the Host Code. You will receive Stampin’ Rewards directly from Stampin’ Up!, and you will also receive the FREE Card Kit.

Last Chance Product List

September – December Catalog Product Carty Over List

You can easily access all of the products by going to my Online Stors and clicking “Last Chance Products”. There, you will see the products, a description, and the discounted price, if applicable.

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New Video And PDF Forever Forest Bridge Shadow Box Fun Fold

Happy December! Here’s some weekend inspiration for you.

I’ve been wanting to build a Bridge Fun Fold card for a while. The many beautiful Bridge Fun Fold cards I saw on Pinterest acrually gave me my inspiration and motivation to put together my version.

I thought I would create a peaceful winter scene using the Forever Forest Bundle, and the Winter Meadow Designer Series Paper. The two seem to go hand in hand.

While working on my parts and pieces for this card, a thought came to me. I could add a second layer inside the panel folds of the card base and create a “shadow bos” look.

So, I cut another “mountain range” from the die in the Forever Forest Dies, attached it behind the “bridge” on the front of my card base, and made a little shadow box card. I enjoyed bulding this card and hope you will enjoy making this pretty winter “gift” along with me. You can click the video link below.

You can also download a PDF Tutorial for this card by clicking the button below.

So, find your inspiration, cut a cardstock layer, some patterned paper panels, and amazing elements. Put it all together to create a thoughtful, hand made Fun Fold gift to share for the Holidays.

You can click the button below to download the September-December, 2023 Mini Catalog Last Chance List. Save up to a 60% discount on select products. As always, the products are only available while supplies last. The Last Chance Sale runs today through January 3, 2024.

Also, there are several products currently in the Mini Catalog that will be carried over. They’re not leaving us. Click the button below to download the PDF version of the Carry Over List.

You can easily access all of the products by going to my online stors and clicking “Last Chance Products”. There, you will see the products, a description, and the discounted price, if applicable.

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From Simple to Sensational With Magical Meadow

In yesterday’s post, I festured the “simple” version of my “Simple to Sensational” cards using the Magical Meadow Bundle and the Winter Meadow Designer Series Paper.

Today, I’m excited to share my “Sensational” card using the same products. Today’s sensational card happens to be a catalog CASE. The catalog card that was my inspiration is on page 36 in the Winter Mini.

CASEing is a process that provides you an “inspiration” card or project you can make your own by switching elements, colors, themes, and more. The process is similar to using a sketch for inspiration. I talked about that in my post last week. You can see it here.

So, without any more talking, let’s make a card!

Pieces & Parts

  • The Lost Lagoon cardstock card base is 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″.
  • I used two Moody Mauve cardstock strips 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ to highlight the top and bottom of the patterned paper layer.
  • The patterned paper layer is 5 1/4″ x 3 3/4″.
  • The Deckled Circle is about 3 1/4″ in diameter.
  • I inked the large floral stem using Shaded Spruce, Moody Mauve ink, and Sponge Daubers.
  • The holly leaves, sparkle sprigs, and leaf die cuts are from the Magical Meadow Dies.
  • The Basic White sentiment layer is die cut using a die from the Autumn Leaves Dies.

Putting this card together is quick, once you have your layers and die cuts ready. You can download the PDF Tutorial by clicking the button below. In it, I detailed the assembly “how to”.

So, I hope you enjoyed my “Simple to Sensational” posts. Both cards are easy and fun. As you get to know your stamps and dies, you’ll see so many ways you can mix, match and use them.

Unitl next time, remember to always express your creativity, and…

… the only limitation is your imagination!

Product Details

You can click the button below to download the September-December, 2023 Mini Catalog Last Chance List. Save up to a 60% discount on select products. As always, the products are only available while supplies last. The Last Chance Sale runs today through January 3, 2024.

Also, there are several products currently in the Mini Catalog that will be carried over. They’re not leaving us. Click the button below to download the PDF version of the Carry Over List.

You can easily access all of the products by going to my online stors and clicking “Last Chance Products”. There, you will see the products, a description, and the discounted price, if applicable.

November Card Kit

November Host Code EJJXMSSF

  • During the month of November, with a minimum product purchse of $50.00 from my online store, you will receive all of the supplies to crewate these two cards as I’ve designed them, along with a PDF Tutorial.
  • You will need your favorite adhesive and sentiment stamp.
  • To receive this FREE Card Kit, you must use the Host Code above when placing your order.
  • If your order is $150.00 or more, please don’t use the Host Code. You will receive Stampin’ Rewards directly from Stampin’ Up!, and you will also receive the FREE Card Kit.

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