Monday, February 27, 2012

Three little two pocket cards

Wow say that three times fast!   Hope you are having a great Monday so far.

I've have been wanting to make the two pocket card in a smaller size.  I learned how to make these cards from a tutorial onStamping Scrapping Tutorials and Technique

So this was my project for toaday. Here are the pictures and then I'll explain  how I made them.  The finished size of the cards are 2 1/2 " x 2 1/2".

I used a 6 x 6 piece of paper.  When I folded the card with that size it didn't work - it came out backwards.  To me that is just really strange.  I cut a strip off the bottom of the paper to make it a rectangle and that worked out great when I folded them.

I decided to put little tags in the pockets.  After using my punch to cut them all out I  put ribbon through them.  I hate putting ribbons through those small holes so an idea popped into my mind.

What if I put all the tags together and then put the ribbon through and just cut in between the tags and then tied the ribbon?  It worked!  Yeah.

Here are the products that I used:

The paper was Dots and Stripes from Echo Park Papers Co.  I purchased this from

The ribbon and the punch I used are from Hobby Lobby.

Thank you for taking the time to take a look.

Hope you have a great evening!


Monday, February 20, 2012


Good morning.  I finished my cameo pages this morning.  Tomorrow I will mail them.

I used my Pazzle's to cut the cameo and to write the quote.

Here are the pictures:

I saw this cameo in the Paazle's CraftRoom and fell in love with it.

I used both the negative and positive not because I thought:  "Hmm maybe I could use the positive and negative"  but because I ruined one of the cameos I cut.  So instead of cutting again I just used the one.

I cut the vinyl with my blade length at 1.5 and the pressure is where I had trouble.  The best pressure I found was 7.  I still need to work on that part.  I bought my vinyl from:Expression's Vinyl.

The paper is from K and Company Scarp Pad to Go.

To cut the tags I used the Spellbinders Creative Page Tabs.  I cut them using my Spellbinders Grand Calibur.

The "pearls"  are Perfect Pearls.  They almost didn't survive.  Once the cat jumped on one of the papers before it was dry and the second one I placed some paper on top of it not thinking!  I did a little touch up on them.

The "bling" was from my stash.  I think I bought these rolls of "bling" from Michaels. I never thought I would use these when I bought them.  They are little rolls of bling with adhesive already on them.  You just cut how much you need, peel them off the backing, and then apply them where you want.  I really enjoy using them.  In fact next time I go to a Michaels I am going to look for some more.  I bought these about a year ago and have just about used the entire rolls.

The ribbon was from Hobby Lobby.

The "gems" on the tab are from a kit of bling that I bought from HSN years ago! 

And honestly I don't remember where I bought the flowers.

The quote is from Spencer Kimball from a 1979 talk.

On a side note here I don't pay full price for my crafting supplies.  I use coupons, "deals of the day", and offers that are too good to resist!

A great place to find "deals of the day" is from StampingScrapping.  I always check her deals and I check her past deals also.  I used the 40% off coupons from Micheals and Hobby Lobby.  I also belong to a couple of email lists and I find a lot of useful information and deals on those lists.

Thank you for taking time to stop by and take a look.  I really appreciate you doing so.

Have a great Monday!


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Gift Card Holder

Are you as surprised as I am that I am posting another project today?  LOL

Here is a picture of a gift card holder that I made this morning:

I cut this using my Pazzles die cutting machine and a file that I uploaded from the Pazzle's CraftRoom.

The cardstock is Sugar Rush from Basic Grey.  I found this at Big Lots. 

Thank you looking and I hope you have a great day!


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Two Pocket Card

Good Afternoon!

I made a two pocket card today.  The folding of the card was super easy - but then it became rather a trial in patience.

Before I show you the picture let me tell you why it was such a trial for me!

I decided to make my tags using my Pazzles die cutting machine and to use the Pazzles Pen Tool to write on each tag.  You see this week I decided that I was going to learn all I could about my Pazzles and not be afraid of it anymore!

I opened the software and finally found the images of "tags."  I  double clicked it which put it on my virtual mat and then I duplicated it until I had 7 of them.

I then used the "type" feature to create my words.  Then I had to figure out how to break the word apart and move the letters closer together.  I actually started on that part yesterday!

After posting for help and receiving it I was able to break my words apart and move them closer together.

Once that was completed I needed to make them horizontal.  That wasn't too difficult but I found out today that there is a button that you click and it automatically makes your words horizontal!  How fun is that?

The next step was to move them onto the tags. Once there I then selected the outside of the tag and made it red and the words I made blue. That way when you are ready to cut you can tell the machine to "cut" the blue line first - and that is when you put your pen in your pen holder and replace the blade holder.

Next you remove the pen holder and put the blade holder back into place.

So I'm ready to cut (remember this is my first time - most people can do this in seconds but oh no, not me!).  I told the machine to "write the blue lines."  It was going just great until my pen ran out of ink.  Seriously!  I then had to change pens 2 more times.  You would think it would be easy to find a pen in your house!  Once I had a good pen in the pen holder it wrote out perfectly.

I replaced the blade holder and cut out the tags.  All done with that part.  So now I'm looking for the protective plastic cover for my mat.  I just took it off.  The problem was I put it somewhere safe!  This is when I really hate the fibro fog. I looked and looked and this is a small room.  I still don't know where it is.  So I just used another protective sheet from an old mat.

What would normally take about 3 mintutes took me 1/2 hour. 

Let me show you the pictures then I will list the products that I used:

The card stock that I used is from Scrap Pad to Go from K&C Company.

The cardstock for the letters "Just for you" is Bazzills.

Before I put the ribbon  on (just from my stash) I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  The color is called barn door.  I also used my Xyron sticker maker to put the adhesive on the back of the ribbon and on the phrase.

I used the Inkssentials blending tool to apply the distress ink.

The rhinestone stickers are from K I Memories paisley parade.

I bought a lot of my supplies from Stamping Scrapping.  The paper and Ribbon are from Hobby Lobby along with some of my tools.

The technique for the Two Pocket Card I learnedfrom watching a video at Cindy's Technique and Tutorial site.  I learn so much from that site everytime I visit.

I appreciate you taking the time and to come over and take a peek.  I  would to love to hear your comments!

Have a great Wednesday!


P.S.  I still haven't found my protective sheet!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Fun Valentine

This is what I made for my son's school office for Valentine's Day.  It was so much fun watching them try to figure out how to get to the candy!

Here are a couple of pictures:

You cut a "door" in an empty 2 liter pop bottle.  Then pour in you candy and/or little gifts.

I used Hobby Lobby Vanlentine paper and ribbon from my stash.

I had to use my glue gun to get the paper to really stick.

I used Make-the-Cut software to design and cut my hearts.  I then ran them through my Xyron sticker maker, then laid them sticky side up and then poured Martha Stewart glitter all over them.  The adhesive hold the glitter perfectly.

I mad the flowers using a Spellinbinder spiral flower die cut.  I bought mine from Stampingscrapping.

I used sparkled vellum paper I had bought years ago knowing that I would have a use for it at some time or another and I did!

Once the die is cut you start rolling it from the outside edge.  When you are through rolling use your glue gun to put down some adhesive on the "tail" and gently push the center of the flower into the glue.

The first flower I rolled fairly loose and for the middle part I cut another flower and rolled it much tighter.  I put some glue from my glue gun in the middle of the first flower and then gently pushed the rolled flower from my hand into the middle of the first flower.

Then for a little added glitter I used my Perfect Pearls brush and dipped it into some red stickles and brushed it on the outside petals of the flowers. Once the brush is dry the stickles come right out.

I hope you enjoy making one of these for someone special and have fun watching them try and get to the chocolate!

Have a great day!'