Saturday, 29 April 2017

May Paper and Twine Card Samples

Gate Fold Flower Card

Using a 4.25x5.5 white card stock, stamp the base of your first flower at the center from Lawn Fawns "Fab Flower" Stamps.
Continue stamping with the other pieces of the flower and leaf. Stamp additional flowers and leaves around the first flower and keep building until you have covered the entire card stock.

Cut your stamp piece in half and trim to 1 7/8" by 5 1/4". You will have 2 pieces. Cut a purple piece of card stock 1/8' lager than your stamped pieces 2" by 5 3/8".
Adhere the stamp piece on top of the purple card stock. Using a stitched edge rectangular die, die cut a piece of white card stock for your sentiment "With Love & Hugs". Cut a piece of purple card stock 1/8" larger and adhere your sentiment.

Using a 5 1/2" by 8 1/2" white card stock, score at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8" fold at score lines to create your gate fold base. Stamp you sentiment. Stamp different pieces for the butterfly and die cut. Assemble all the pieces together to create your card.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Paper and Twine Kit Launch by Scrapbook Warehouse

Today is the launch of Scrapbook Warehouse's new project - Paper and Twine Kits.

A new paper crafting kit will be released each month which is specifically designed with hand picked products just for you! Each month will be different and unique, offering you endless paper crafting possibilities. Included in your kit purchase is an online class to walk you through a project step by step, exclusive to you! Our team of designers have worked hard to provide you with tonnes of inspiration so check back here regularly.

April kit is designed for all the men in our lives. Masculine cards can be difficult to make and it's even harder to find the right supplies. This kit is chalk full of papers and embellishments to create multiple stunning cards and projects for the men in your life

Here are a few projects using the April kit.

Richard Garay's RG Day "The Details" stamp and die collection.

Supplies used for "Complete Gentleman" card:
   * Dark blue cardstock
   * Richard Garay RG Days patterned paper
   * Richard Garay RG Days "The Details" stamp and die set

Supplies used for "So Dapper" card:
   *Walnut Cream cardstock
   * Richard Garay RG Days patterned paper
   * Richard Garay RG Days "The Details" stamp and die set

Supplies used for "Complete Gentleman 2" card:
   *Orange and Walnut Cream cardstock
   * DCWV 6x6 cork paper
   *Richard Garay RG Days patterned paper
   *Richard Garay RG Days "The Details" stamp and die set
   *Round die
   *Nuvo Crystal Drops

   * Cut orange cardstock 5.5 x 8.5 inches
   * Score at 4.25 inches and fold card base in half
   * Cut patterned paper 5.25 x 4 inches
   * Die cut circle on top right corner
   * Using 2 different sizes for circle die cut cream colored circle frame
   * Run again in die cut machine to emboss
   * Adhere to border of circle cut on patterned paper
   * Fuzzy cut shirt design from one of RG designer paper
   * Cut 2 pieces orange cardstock 1.25 x 4.25 inches and .75 x 3.75 inches
   * Cut cork paper 1 x 4 inches
   * Stamp Complete Gentleman on .75 x 3.75 inch orange piece
   * Layer the 3 pieces one on top of each other from largest to smallest

* Adhere double sided foam tape to back of designer paper
* Adhere to card base

   * Using Nuvo Crystal Drop, press out a small half pearl drop on craft mat
   * Let dry for 2 hours or overnight
   * Adhere half pearl drops on circle frame
   * Assemble rest of card as seen on picture

 Supplies used for Mini Envelope Album:
   * 3 Maya Road string Closure 4 x 4.5 Envelopes
   * DCWV 6x6 cork paper
   * Richard Garay RG Days patterned paper
   * Richard Garay RG Days "The Details" stamp and die set
   * Fawn, Orange and Walnut Cream cardstock
   * Maya Road Kraft jute cording

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Crafty Secrets Sew Nice Challenge

Here is a Thank You card I made using digital paper from Crafty Secrets Sewing Paper and an image from their Printable Bobbin Card.

Have a wonderful sunny day.


Saturday, 9 March 2013

Simple Cards

Here are 2 simple cards. Love the soft colors I used for these cards.

Crafty Secrets Easter Digital

These 2 cards were made using the digital Easter download from Crafty Secrets.

Playing with Glitter

These 2 cards were made with Peel Off Stickers, Glitter Ritz Transparent Micro Fine Glitter and Copic markers.

Friday, 15 February 2013


February 15, 2013

Here are 2 cards using the digitable "Flowers" download from Crafty Secrets. You can view the entire printable sheet here.

Have a great weekend everyone.


Sunday, 10 February 2013

Easter Greetings

February 10th, 2013

Finally after a very long time, I am starting to create cards again.

I am starting with an Easter card using a one of 3 digital downloads from Crafty Secrets. See Sandy's post here.

This card uses one of the many images you will get with the "Pretty Vintage Easter Eggs" I slimply printed the image, covered it with Sookwang double sided tape and poured some Glitter Ritz Crystal Clear ultra fine glitter and burnished the glitter until it showed a sparkle.

I used paper from Prima's Meadow Lark Collection and matted the image with Beaded Oval die from Spellbinders.

Happy weekend everyone,


Sunday, 16 September 2012

Halloween Cards with Crafty Secrets

Here are 2 cards I recently made using products from Crafty Secrets.

This first card was made for last weeks Sketch Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers.

Image is taken for the Halloween Images and Journal Notes. Paper is from Echo Park's Apothecary Emporium.

This next card uses another image from the Halloween Images and Journal Notes and digital paper from the just released Crafty Secrets Halloween Digital Kit. Die cut fence and frame is from Spellbinders.

There are so many digital paper, images, stamps and templates available in this kit. Check all the details out in the Heartwarming Vintage Blog.

Hope everyone had a sunny and warm weekend.


Saturday, 26 May 2012

Playing with Crafty Secrets

Over the past few weeks I have been playing around with some imagers from Sandy's CD3 which is now available for purchase. The images you find in this CD are so crisp and easy to use.

This first project was made using the bird image from the CD which I printed and inseted into a Coaster I purchased at Hobby Lobby.

For this next project, I used several images from the CD and inserted them into Key Chains that I purchased from Michael's.

OK, I will be back with the rest of my projects as they seem to be loading sideways. I though I had fixed this problem but it is back to haunt me.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.


Second attempt at loading the pictures for the rest of my projects. Well it looks like it finally worked and the pictures are not side wards. For this next project I used 4 images to cover up a wooden pencil holder that I purchased at the dollar store.

For my last project I made a Birthday card using the birdies stamp from "Birds of Joy" stamp set.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

More Cards

A Bunch of Cards

Over the past few weeks I have been making cards but didn’t have the time to take pictures. It has been a while and my editing skills have deteriorated. Sorry if the pictures are not that great.

I used a mix of stamps from Crafty Secrets.

A Happy Birthday to You
When a Child is Born
Wish You were Here

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

2 Cards and New Stamps from Crafty Secrets

August 16, 2011

Here are 2 cards that I made over the weekend using some new stamp sets from Crafty Secrets. Sandy was so kind to send me some to play with.

The first card uses several stamps from the “Let’s Hang Out” stamp set.

New 2
This second card uses a stamp from the “Birds of Happiness” set.

New 1
Bear with me today as I am using a new method of posting to my blog using Windows Live Writer. For some reason every time I use blogger to post the pictures I download get all messed up. So I hope this works better.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Deepest Sympathy

This card is made using a sentiment from the "Card Sentiments" stamp set of Clear Art Stamps from Crafty Secrets. DP is from Basic Grey and for frame around the sentiment is used Fancy Tags Two from Spellbinders. The bottom of the card was punch using an Anna Griffin punch.

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Happy Easter - He Is Risen

Happy Easter Holidays to all.

H ere is a card I made to wish you all a Happy Easter. Card was made using an image from the Easter Creative Scraps from Crafty Secrets. Crafty Secrets make is so easy to make cards especially is you are pressed for time with their line of Creative Scraps. Just last year Sandy started to produce the Creative Scraps double sided. There is just so many things you can do with them now.

For this card I also used designer paper from Crafty Secret Heartwarming Vintage product. Paper was take from the Classic Paper Designs. To cut the piece behind the image I used Labels 9 from Spellbinders and the Sentiment is from the Happy Easter Clear Art Stamp set from Crafty Secrets and was mounted on brown cs cut with the Fancy Tags Two which is also from Spellbinders.

Hope everyone is spending time with family on this Easter Weekend. Easter is the time to be thankful for the great sacrifice Christ did by giving up his life to save us.

Saturday, 22 January 2011


January 22, 2011

Wow, I cannot believe that the last time I posted anything on my blog was last year. Were has all the time gone.

I finally had some time to sit down and make a card which I am sharing with you today. This card is made using a new stamp set from Crafty Secret called Arts Bloom. Just check out this amazing stamp set that has 41 different images that you can build with.

The card I created uses 4 different images from this set. Images were stamped with Memento Black ink on white cs and colored with Copic markers. The big flower was stamped 3 more times and colored and cut in various places to create layers.

Sandy will be showing more samples in her blog sometime today, so hop on over to the Heartwarming Vintage blog and check all the new stuff that is coming out soon.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Monday, 15 November 2010

2 Cards for You

November 15, 2010

Here are 2 cards using new stamp sets from Crafty Secrets.

First one up is from the stamp set "Down on the Farm". This is a large stamp set with about 25 different images that you can use to make all sorts of farm scenes. Here is the Farm scene that I created using this stamp set and Copic markers.

My second card uses an image from the "Little St. Nick" set and sentiment from the "Christmas Mail' set. I used Copic markers to color in the image and then added some Polar White Flower Soft.
Hope you all are having a wonderful Monday.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Floral Art Frame

November 13, 2010

I simply love making stuff with flowers and when Sandy from Crafty Secrets sent me this "Floral Art" stamp set, I immediately new what I wanted to do with it. So here is the frame that I made using one of the 2 floral images from this small stamp set.

I stamped the images several times on white cs, then cut around the picture frame leaving some of the flower shapes to go over the inside border of the frame. The images were then colored with Copic Markers. I stamped the image 2 more times, colored and cut the individual flowers, distressed the edges of the flowers with a distressing tool and then layered it on top of the flowers on the left bottom corner of the frame. The inside and outside edges were distressed with Vintage Photo Distressing ink.

This is the close-up picture of the flowers that were cut and layered. You can see the layers and how it give dimension to the frame.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Little Blessings

September 27, 2010

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and enjoying cooler weather. I can't believe that summer is gone and now the rain is here.

I was able to spend sometime this weekend to work on some projects using the Little Blessings Creative Scraps from Crafty Secrets. I am having so much fun with these double sided sheets.

First picture is a little wall decoration for a little girls room. The sweet image of the little girls is just one of the many images available in this sheet. I used an oval shaped scalloped frame from the Sweet Chips collection of Crafty Secrets. I colored the frame in peach using Copic markers then adhered double sided tape to the front and poured some Mica flakes. I then attached the image to the back of the frame and added another image for the sentiment, some flowers and twigs that were dipped in Flower Soft.

This next picture is a card using another image from the Little Blessings Creative Scraps.

And here is a closer look of the image itself.

As you can see, these are such adorable images and they are so much fun to create with.
Have a great day.