Party Pandas Fun Fold Card and Personal Update

Party Pandas Fun Fold Card

Hi Stampers!! Long time, no see! I have been super busy with some personal things that I will post below after I show you this fun fold card I came up with for my recent class! Isn’t it fun?! I love this sale-a-bration stamp set and thought I could do a great fun fold card with it. Fun folds are my favorite kind of cards to make. I’ve got a video tutorial for you as well.

If you are having trouble viewing the video above, you can click here to view it on youtube.

Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
2 pieces cut at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Whisper White Cardstock
1 piece cut at 4″ x 5-1/4″
1 piece cut at 5-1/4″ x 8-1/2″ – score at 4″ and 8″

Party Pandas
Picture Perfect Birthday

Lemon Lime Twist Marker and Ink Pad
Basic Black or StazOn
Bermuda Bay Marker
Berry Burst Marker

Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Picture Perfect Party Paper Pack

Where have you been, lady?!! Personal Life Update:

I have been missing my craft room lately, but for a very good reason! 6 months ago, I had a brand new baby boy that I named Gabriel! He is our first child, and my husband and I have been over the moon for him. He has taken a lot of energy and I’ve been left at the end of the day dreaming of crafting rather than actually doing any crafting. My son was born with a rare condition called Prune Belly Syndrome (aka Eagle Barrett Syndrome). It affects about 1 in 40,000 people and can vary in severity from deadly to rather mild.

So far, my son has been on the milder side of the spectrum, but it has still been a very emotional and scary journey so far. Prune Belly Syndrome gets its name from the prune-like appearance of the affected person’s abdomen. People with this condition are boon with or very little or no abdominal muscles. It also causes kidney problems. So far, my son’s kidneys are doing fairly well, but will have to undergo some surgeries and be watched closely by nephrologists and urologists throughout his life.

If you, or someone you know has a child or is expecting a child with this condition, feel free to contact me with any questions. I will do my best to answer what I can. It’s not a journey that is easy to take alone and we are blessed to have a child with such a great prognosis.

Baby Gabriel

Twinkle, Twinkle Moon Baby Slider Card

Moon Baby Slider Card

Today’s card is a fun fold slider card! The idea is one I originally found on Dawn Griffith’s blog when she created an adorable Easter card.

I decided to make a baby card because I have a friend expecting a baby boy this month AND because I have babies on the brain. I don’t think I have announced it here yet, but I am expecting my first baby on September 1! It’s been a rough pregnancy with the baby having some complications, but I am hanging in there and am very excited about the arrival of our own baby boy in just a few more months.

This is still a fun slider card to create for any occasion even if you don’t know anyone with a baby on the way. Just swap out the stamp set for birthdays, thank yous, thinking of yous, or anything you may need a card for.

If you are having trouble viewing the video below, click here to view it on YouTube.

Slider Card Measurements

Soft Sky
8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
Score at 4″ and 8″

So Saffron
3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″

Whisper White
3″ x 3″
5-1/4″ x 3-3/4″
1″ x 2″

Slider Card Supplies

Moon Baby Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad

Soft Sky 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Jet Black Stazon Ink Pad

So Saffron 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad

Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

Blender Pens

Pink Pirouette Classic Stampin' Pad

Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

Daffodil Delight 1/4" Double-Stitched Ribbon

Stampin' Dimensionals

Tear & Tape Adhesive

Alternative Card with November 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit

I needed a few more Christmas cards for some of my customers and downline. I wanted something fancy and that they hadn’t already seen from my classes and displays. I decided to use the last paper pumpkin kit and make an alternative card with it. I like how this turned out! I just used the basic idea of the kit’s card and turned it into a shaker card with a few extra supplies.

Paper Pumpkin Alternative Project November 2016

Let me know if you have any questions on how it was made.

Merry Christmas!!


November 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit
Pool Party
Whisper White
Craft Ink
Layering Circles Framelits
Foam Adhesive Strips
Window Sheet
Silver 1/8” Ribbon

Easy Wrapped in Warmth Christmas Card

Wrapped in Warmth Christmas Card

Have you mailed out all of your Christmas cards this year? I am still trying to finish up! I spent time this weekend getting some last minute Christmas cards ready to send. I make so many cards, but I am terrible about actually sending them out. I am working hard to try to change that.

Wrapped in Warmth Christmas Card

This is an easy quick Christmas card you can make if you need some extra ones to send. I think it is still so pretty. I trimmed off a few sequins from the gold sequin trim to add a little extra bling to these cards. I used Emerald Envy to stamp the sentiment from the Wrapped in Warmth stamp set. The designer series paper is from the Presents and Pinecones package. The card measures 4×4. I am putting these in normal-sized envelopes. If you use a square envelope, the post office will charge you extra, and that’s just nonsense! These fit great in a normal envelope. I absolutely love the look of square cards, and am glad these don’t really require extra postage if you send them correctly. If you have any questions on how I made this Christmas card, feel free to ask!

I hope you are getting ready for a peaceful and very merry Christmas!!

Supplies Used

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Presents and Pinecones DSP
Wrapped in Warmth Stamp Set
Emerald Envy Ink
Layering Squares Framelits
Gold Sequin Trim

Reindeer Christmas Card

This is a simple reindeer Christmas card we made in one of my classes recently. It’s a simple card, but it is so pretty. It’s even prettier in person.

reindeer Christmas card

reindeer Christmas card

reindeer Christmas card

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Pool Party cut at 8-1/2 x 5-1/2
Pop of Pink cut at 2 x 5-1/2Pool Party cut at 3-1/2 x 3-1/2
Glimmer Paper cut at 3-1/4 x 3-1/4
Whisper White Card Stock cut at 3×3

Magic Gift Card Holder

I got to go to OnStage local yesterday in Kansas City. I had a blast and learned a lot of new ideas that I am excited to try. We got to see the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs that are coming up in January. There are tons of cute and trendy things coming soon!

Stampin Up Gift Card Holder with Video Tutorial

Like with any Stampin’ Up! Event, there was a lot of swapping going on. I came up with a “magic” gift card holder for my swap project. It was inspired by Brandi Barnard’s Magic card she made earlier this year. The video, supplies and measurements are listed below. Thanks for visiting!

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Melon Mambo Card Stock
Cut at 2-2/4 x 11
Score at 3-3/8, 6-7/8, 10-3/8

Whisper White Card Stock
Cut at 3-1/4 x 10
Score at 4, 8

Window Sheet
Cut at 3-1/4 x 4

Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper
Cut at 2-3/4 x 3-1/2

Other Supplies: gold glimmer paper, melon mambo ink, staz-on ink, melon mambo 1/8 inch stitched ribbon, big shot, layering squares framelits, hello you thinlits, celebrate today stamp set

Celebrate Today Balloon Birthday Card

I’ve been eyeing this birthday stamp set and thinlets bundle for a while. I was getting ready to order the bundle to make a birthday card make-n-take for an event coming up, but as I was preparing for my event, I discovered that I had 2 stamp sets and a set of the framelits! I guess I wanted this stamp set reaaaaaally bad! More than I even remember! Haha!


This was a card that was inspired from some I saw on Pinterest. I also stamped the image from #imbringingbirthdaysback on the back of the card. I love making birthday cards and am pretty happy with how this one turned out!

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For You Birthday Blooms Card – Mojo Monday Challenge

I somehow overlooked the Birthday Blooms stamp set the first 12 or so times I looked through this year’s Occasions catalog, and I am not sure how I did it! It is such a pretty stamp set that you could use for a lot more than just birthday projects. I think maybe I am just in the habit of feeling intimidated by images that look like they take a lot of work to color, despite the fact that I do actually like to color!

Birthday Blooms For You

I’ve been thinking about what I could do for this week’s Mojo Monday challenge all week. I finally came up with something using the Birthday Blooms stamp set and am pretty happy with it. I decided to do watercolor with ink pads and the aqua painter to color in the flower.

Here is the sketch for this card:


It looks pretty simple, but it was a challenge to lay something out that didn’t look too plain!

Birthday Blooms For You

Birthday Blooms For You Card

Birthday Blooms For You Card Supplies

Let me know if you have any questions or if you would like to see a video tutorial on how I made this card. Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look!

Just for You Card

I made this “Just for You” card using the “Botanicals for You” stamp set from the Sale-a-bration catalog. It’s one of the sets that you can get free with a $50 order! This card my entry for this week’s Mojo Monday card sketch challenge.

Just for You Card

I used the new Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to add some sparkle to the “Just for You” stamped words. I absolutely love this new glitter tool and will probably start adding glitter to everything now! I really love that this method of adding sparkle is mess-free!

Just For You Card Sparkle View

Since this card is a square shape, it will probably cost extra to mail it. I hate having to pay extra postage, but I really do love square-shaped cards!

Here are instructions on how I made it:

– Cut a piece of Mossy Meadow card stock to 5″ x 10″. Score at 10″ and fold in half to form card base.
– Cut a piece of Birthday Bouquet DSP measuring 4-3/4 x 4-3/4 and attach to front of card base.
– Cut another piece of Mossy Meadow card stock to 4-1/4 x 3
– Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to 4 x 2 3/4
– Stamp Just for You image on Whisper White piece using Watermelon Wonder Ink.
– Layer stamped image with Mossy Meadow piece.
– Cut one strip each of Watermelon Wonder card stock (I was out of Watermelon Wonder CS, so I actually used Calypso Coral card stock) at:
3/4 x 3
1 x 3
1-1/2 x 3
– Trim the ends of the Watermelon Wonder pieces to form a banner shape on the ends and adhere to card base toward the bottom.
– Attach the stamped image that is layered with the Mossy Meadow piece to the front of the card, toward the left side.
– Use a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to trace over the words of the stamped image.
– Stamp 1 large flower and 2 small flowers on Whisper White card stock with Mossy Meadow Ink. Cut out flowers.
– Attach flowers to upper left corner of card and place a rhinestone in the center of each.

Here are a couple of other variations of this card using different paper and colors

Just for You Card Blue Variation

Just for You Card DSP Variation

Holly Jolly Christmas Card

I think this is my favorite Christmas card I’ve made this season! I used the Jolly Christmas stamp set, versamark ink for the patterned background, and some creative layering. Thanks for looking!


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