Beach Chair Bliss Shaker Card

Supplies needed:

  • Circle base card – blue
  • Blue Circle – same size as card
  • White Circle – same size as card
  • Craft Foam
  • Stamp set – Fun In The Sun by The Rubber Cafe
  • Ranger Distress Inks : Antique Linen, Squeezed Lemonade, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Broken China
  • Alcohol Markers : OR1, CR11, GB8, GB10
  • Glitter
  • Celofane
  • Rope

Create your beach background on your white circle using your distress inks.  Stamp and color your beach chair. Assemble your shaker card and decorate the edges and border.

Have a good week!


Perk Up!

To continue the outline sticker theme of the week, we are highlighting the outline stickers on regular paper versus glitter paper. A lot of fun techniques in this card. We have emboss-resist, ombre inking, die cutting and coloring.


  • Base card measuring 5 1/2 x 7 1/2″
  • Versamark ink
  • White embossing powder
  • Tea For Two stamp set by The Rubber Cafe
  • Distress inks by Ranger: Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Dusty Concord
  • Lavender doily tape
  • #2531 Teapot outline stickers by Elizabeth Craft
  • Alcohol markers: LV1, LV3, PL2, PL5, PP1, DG2, DG3
  • Triple Tear die cut by Spellbinders
  • Diamond Essence die cut by Spellbinders
  • Wink of Stella Shimmer

Your outline stickers are so versatile. Try them on different mediums…

Have a great day!


Best Dad Double Pocket Card

Another version of the double pocket card. This card uses a few more die cuts than the other card. I did make 3 tags for this card so that each of us has a tag to decorate for my hubby.

Tools used include: double pocket template from Paper Wishes , Banner Party stamps by Fun Stamper’s Journey (FSJ), Pennant Die by FSJ, Just Men stamps by The Rubber Cafe, Chalk Studio by My Mind’s Eye, Tags by Sizzix, Letter dies by Tattered Lace, Star punch and twine.

Please share you Father’s Day Creations.


Double Pocket Cards

This week I wanted to highlight some fun shaped cards. These double pocket cards are from Hot Off the Press via Paper Wishes ( They have a vast array of shaped cards(and everything else you need too) for purchase. They have great specials on different days of the week. Sign up to be on their email list so you don’t miss their amazing bundles and discounts.

For these cards, I used my original as  a template and created them with double sided papers. They come as white card stock.

Since Father’s Day is around the corner, I will start with the Father’s Day cards and then the Birthday card.

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s Happy Father’s Day Double Pocket Card.

Spreading sunshine the old fashioned way!


Pink Poppy Bliss

This card has a lot of elements inspired by my die cut extras drawer. I enjoy a challenge to try and find coordinating pieces to make a beautiful card for someone.

My supplies included: Elizabeth Craft Stitched Circle dies, Heartfelt Creations (HC) Ornate Borders and Pockets, HC Cut Mat Create 2B, HC Blazing Poppy, HC Delicate Border Basics, HC Classic Border Basics, HC Arianna Lace, Aged Mahogany Distress Ink by Tim Holtz (TH), TH Spun Sugar, TH Bundled Sage, Frosted Lace Stickles

I would love to see what you create from your “extras drawer”. Please share.

As always, remember to share your sunshine with others.


Classic Petunia Wishing Well


As always, we have a great selection of beautiful images from Heartfelt Creations to chose from for our cards. The Classic Petunia Collection features wishing wells, garden benches, hanging floral baskets, flowers and butterflies. I chose the wishing well for todays card.

I started with a 6 x 12″ card stock lavender base. I cut out the 6 x 6 wishing well panel from the paper collection. I used the Cut Mat Create 2B die to create my window in the center of the card. To line up the die, I placed my tape on the front of the die and laid it down sticky side up on my image. I then placed my card base over it to attach the die exactly where I needed it. I decided to use my Exacto knife to cut out the center of the panel. The die would have cut on the inside of the border and I wanted to keep the border around the image.

I attached the panel to the outside of the base and the image to the inside of my card so that it showed through the window.

For my decorations, I stamped the spray of flowers from the Large Classic Petunia set in Dusty Concord Distress Ink by Ranger. I inked my flowers with Heliotrope chalk ink, the vines with Copper ink and the leaves with Limeade chalk ink. I misted them and shaped them with my Flower Shaping Tool Kit. I glued them to the left lower corner of the panel.

Next, stamp the smaller of the 2 flowers from the Large Classic Petunia set in Dusty Concord Ink. I used the Heliotrope ink to shade the centers of the flowers and the veins of each petal. I shaded the rest of the petals with Dry Sand chalk ink. The leaves I stamped with Forest Moss Distress Ink and shaded them with Copper and Limeade. I shaped them and attached them on top of the flower sprays in the corner.

I thought the right upper corner needed a little something so I stamped the flower spray from the Classic Petunia Bouquet in Brown Staz On. I inked the flowers with Heliotrope, vines with Copper and the leaves with Limeade.

For the stamens of the large Petunias, I took a piece of light taupe card stock scrap paper and applied DS tape to one side. I die cut the large and small stamens. When you remove the backing of the DS tape, apply purple glitter to the sticky surface. Create the stamens and glue the ends. (I use a quilling tool to shape my stamens. But you can roll them by hand also) Position and glue them to the center of your flowers. I finished off the card with some white glitter accents and lavender pearls.

As always, share your sunshine and creativity with others. A gift is meant to be shared!


Hanging Petunia Basket

This hanging basket is very whimsical and fun to make. Hang a birthday cake, an Easter Basket, a Jack-O-Lantern or a Christmas Tree for different holidays.

First, cut 4 panels that measure 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 from white card stock. Cut 4 more panels from patterned paper. I did 2 pink and 2 purple. I used the Cut Mat Create 1A rectangle die to cut out a central window on all of the panels. I centered the die 3/4″ from each side and 2″ from the top and bottom.


Attach the patterned paper to the white card stock. Fold each panel in half with right sides together. Attach double sided tape to the left side of each panel on the back.


Attach 3 panels together. Take your hanging image, place the center of your fishing line (9″ long) between the images and then glue them together. Attach one end of the line to the top of the card and the other end to the bottom. Make sure the line is tight.

Attach the fourth panel over the fishing line. Cut the extra line hanging outside the card.

The best part is now…DECORATING!

I stamped 4 baskets and 2 flower arrangements from the Classic Petunia Bouquet. The base baskets I colored with alcohol markers and did not die cut. The top baskets I stamped with Copper Staz On and then die cut them. I shaped the top baskets with the Flower Shaping Tool Kit to give them some depth. I glued the bottom part of the top basket to the base basket and left the top portion free. Color the flower arrangements, die cut them and glue to base basket.They are attached between the base basket and the die cut top basket. I attached some tiny purple gems to the outer baskets.

To give the flower arrangements a 3-D effect, I stamped the Small Classic Petunia in Aged Mahogany Distress Ink and colored them with LV2, LV3 alcohol markers and a white gel pen. I colored the leaves with CT2 and CG2.

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For the panels, I used the flourish from the Cut Mat Create 2B. I used the light green paper from the Classic Petunia Paper Collection.  I completed the top with a tag from the paper collection and the sentiment stamp from the Small Classic Petunia Stamp Set.

As always, make each project your own and share your creativity with others.


Up and Away!

My Mom was a huge hot air balloon fan. I decided to make a hot air balloon as my entry for the Heartfelt Creations Design Team Competition in honor of her. I had a great experience and I want to congratulate those that made the team. You are all amazing crafters.

This project features the Classic Petunia Collection. For the “basket”, cut a 12×12 paper down to 9×9. Score at 3″ & 6″. Rotate 90 degrees and score again at 3″ and 6″. Fold all score lines. Cut the 3″ score line on each side up to the edge of the central box. Apply double sided tape in an “L” pattern to the right of the cut.


Cut 6 pieces of twine that are 5″ long. Attach to basket: 2 top,2 bottom, 1 on each side. Remove backing of tape and form box. Each panel to the left of the cut will go in front of the panel with the tape.

For the balloon itself, I cut 3 light colored 6×6 panels and 3 dark 6×6 panels. For my template, I traced half of a 6″ diameter circle and then drew the bottom.


I cut out my template. I folded each 6×6 paper in half(right sides in), laid my template on the fold and traced it(should be the back of your paper). I cut out each one. I then attached my twine to 1 side of each balloon piece. Note: I did experiment with attaching the strings at various times during this project and there isn’t really as easier way.


On the opposite side (not the twine side) of each balloon piece, attach double sided tape. On balloon piece 1 and 3, I attached an end of pink lace to act as a hook.

Remove the tape backings and assemble your balloon.


Now the fun part! DECORATING!! I made all of the flower sizes in different colors. I used the Small Classic Petunia, Large Classic Petunia, Classic Petunia Bouquet, Delicate Border Basics and Fleur Border Basics.

For my flowers and leaves:

  • I did some with alcohol markers. I used PL2, BP4, DG2,DG3
  • I crinkled paper and then applied Distress Inks-Victorian Velvet and Dusty Concord
  • I used Cracked Pistachio and Forest Moss on the small leaves
  • I used Squeezed Lemonade and Antique Linen on the medium leaves and stamens
  • I used glossy paper and alcohol inks-Butterscotch,Oregano,Meadow and Lettuce
  • I used my flower shaping tool kit to shape all of the flowers and leaves

I used the tags from the paper pack to finish off the top of the balloon. I accented the flowers and tags with a white glitter and small pearls.

I hope you try this project and enjoy it as much as I did. It would be a great gift to hold candies, gift cards, small stuffed animal for a baby shower or any other creative reason you can come up with.

Share your talents and creativity with others to make them smile.


Special Day

Wedding season is almost here. As a surprise for a coworker, I made some wedding cards for her to chose from. Her son is getting married next weekend and she was looking for something special and personal. I can’t think of anything more special or personal than a handmade card!

I decided to make a few cards and let her chose. The blue card starts with a 6 x 6″ navy blue card base. I used 2 Elizabeth Craft Elegant Roses cut in light blue card stock and tucked the ends behind a layer of white hammered card stock.



I cut out 2 Labels 49 from Spellbinders. 1 in silver mirror board and 1 in white hammered card stock. I used craft foam behind the label before attaching it to my card. I stamped my  Sunrise Lily by Heartfelt Creations in brown StazOn and inked it with Spun Sugar, Scattered Straw, Khaki Green and Canary. I accented the lace with small white pearls and the center pice with small dark brown pearls. The stamen is done from a pale green card stock and accented with yellow prills.


The other card starts with a pale pink 5 1/2 x 7 1/2″ card base. I die cut the Elizabeth Craft Lace Pocket from white card stock and tucked the edges behind the pale green layer. I used a 1/4″ double sided tape along the edges of the pocket and then attached gold foil.


For the sentiment, I die cut 2 labels from the Decorative Swallowtail Tag Collection by Spellbinders. One is in gold mirror board and the other is in white card stock. I used the Tattered Lace Word Dies for my ‘Special Day’. I accented the white label with small white pearls and used craft foam on the back before I attached it to my card.


For the flower, I stamped a Blazing Poppy by Heartfelt Creations in black StazOn and inked with Spun Sugar,Lilac, Forest and Khaki Green. I accented the edges of the flower with White Snowflake Stickles.


I haven’t done wedding cards in a while. It was a lot of fun trying different themes and colors. I hope you get the chance this week to make something special for a friend.

As always, share a piece of yourself with others. A card, a hug, or even a smile…….