Category Archives: Fun Stuff

Glossy Cardstock Marble Technique!

Glossy Cardstock Marble Technique! Today’s focus will be on the Glossy Cardstock Marble Technique. This is a fun and easy technique to create. It is especially fun when teaching it to children. To create the Marble backgrounds: Step 1: Place a couple drops of the lightest color of ink in a small container. (I used… Read More »

Glossy Cardstock Straw Technique!

Glossy Cardstock Straw Technique! One of the techniques featured in my class last weekend was the Glossy Cardstock Straw Technique. The Straw Technique requires more drying time, and can make one light-headed, so we worked on this background in stages. To create the Glossy Cardstock Straw Technique background: Step 1: Randomly place a few drops… Read More »

Polished Stone Dragonflies!

Polished Stone Dragonflies! One of my favorite techniques for Glossy Cardstock is Polished Stone. It is a fun and easy technique, and no two ever come out the same. I took one look at the finished backgrounds and immediately though Polished Stone Dragonflies! To create the Polished Stone backgrounds: Step 1: Saturate a cotton ball… Read More »

Glossy Cardstock Fun!

Glossy Cardstock Fun! Last Saturday’s class was full of Glossy Cardstock fun! Those attending my techniques class left with finished cards, a lot of finished glossy cardstock backgrounds and a thank you gift from me. If you have been stamping for awhile, then you are probably familiar with the many different techniques that can be… Read More »

Create using Paper Scraps Part 2!

Create using Paper Scraps Part 2! I am continuing my Create using Paper Scraps Part 2 today with a second card that uses some of the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper scraps I have accumulated from creating so many projects with the lovely printed patterns in the collection of papers from Stampin’ Up! So many… Read More »

Technique: Create using Paper Scraps Mini Series!

Create using Paper Scraps! If you are a regular reader of my blog, or a subscriber to my newsletter, then you know I love to create using paper scraps. I have made so many projects with me Daisy Delight Bundle that I already have quite a collection of scraps from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series… Read More »

Pinch Top Gift Bag

Pinch Top Gift Bag I LOVE creating my own gift wrapping! Today’s blog post features a Pinch Top Gift Bag I created using Stampin’ Up!’s new Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper and the Delightful Daisy Bundle. It is a variation on the Pinch Top Gift Bags I made as give-aways for my Open House. (You can… Read More »

Tutorial: Handmade Box

Tutorial: Handmade Box! My last post featured a custom designed box. Today I am sharing my Tutorial: Handmade Box. I am featuring a couple different Designer Series Papers so you can see what a versatile box it can be. Supplies: 4-1/2” x 6” – Designer Series Paper of Choice 4-7/16” x 5-15/16” – Coordinating Cardstock Simply Scored… Read More »

Celebrate Handmade Box

Celebrate Handmade Box! I happened to be attending a birthday gathering a couple of weeks ago and I wanted to take some party favors for the event. I used Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper and the Black & White with a “POP” of Color Challenge to come up with this cute little Celebrate handmade… Read More »

Altered Handmade “Hanging” Pad and Gift Box!

Altered Handmade “Hanging” Pad and Gift Box! I’m continuing my theme of Sale-A-Bration products today with an Altered Handmade “Hanging” Pad and Gift Box using the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper. Both are examples of “more coloring”. They are small items so they don’t take very long to makee. I started creating these altered… Read More »