Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Punch Storage

I love scrapbooking tools, and my first ones were punches.   They were inexpensive, easy to get and seemed so versitile when I was first starting out.  I still use them and they do come in handy, but if I was honest I would say my 5 year old daughter uses them the most.  I heard about the idea of using a shoe holder to store them and what a great idea, I put cards on the front of each pocket to show what was inside (note to self: teach daughter to put them away neatly).

Monday, November 28, 2011

Another Criss Cross Card

Hope you don't mind me sharing another one of these cards, they are one of my favorite cards to make.  In my case both of the kids birthdays are in November and what I do for one I have to do for another, right?  I made this card with the 6x6 MM Portebello Road pad.  I used stars as embellishments but I have to confess I have a hard time with boy stuff.  Apparently flowers are too girly but I am tired of using stars too (I never get tired of flowers, but there are so many).  He is a toddler so a bit too old for baby stuff and a bit too young for little boy stuff.

Products Used:
MME Portebello Road
Spellbinders Labels 1
Spellbinders Stars

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Criss Cross Card

I love making criss cross cards, there is something about them that I love.  Recently my daughter complained to me that I don't make her nice cards.  She had just finished making me some beautiful cards, and she asked me why I never made her nice ones.  She has seen some I have made for various occasions and would always ask for the card and I would have to say no.  When I saw the MME Market Street 6x6 pad I just knew it would be perfect for my daughter;s birthday card.  She just turned 5 (where does the time go) and she loved it.

Here are the directions and here is the video

Criss Cross Card Instructions

1-8.5 x 11 piece of CS
1-5.25 x 4 piece of paper
1- 5.25 x 4 piece of double sided CS (or two single sided)
Other Embellishments as desired

Cut the 8.5 x 11 card stock in half at the 4.25 mark. 
Take each of your pieces and score them half along the long edge at 5.5
Line up the corners of the inside score mark and the outside corner (this should make a triangle) and cut along the diagonal.  Do this for both pieces
Add adhesive to the rectangle portion of one piece and then place the second piece (rectangular portion) on top.  Make sure  that the long ends of the triangle pieces are on the same side (top or bottom)
Cut the double sided paper in half along the diagonal.  
Adhere one side to one triangle and turn over and do the same for the other triangle but you will need to turn it over.  Note:  If you used single sided CS you will need to cut two rectangles and cut each on the opposite diagonal for the paper to match the triangles of the card.
Add adhesive to the bottom of one triangle portion and glue down, do the same for the other
Cut and embelish a piece of 5.25 x 4 card stock to use for the insert and decorate as desired.
Decorate the rest of the card as desired, I tied a ribbon on the front and used die cuts on the top for a tab pull.

Products used:
MME Madison Ave
Spellbinders Floral Doiley Motifs

Monday, November 14, 2011


The CC focus group had a challenge to do a project with the theme "Count your Blessings" and I did one too.  When I saw the Challenge on the My Minds Eye blog I just knew it would be perfect.  I followed the sketch and created a pocket to put my blessings in.  I love all the glitter in the Madison Ave paper and the ribbon even has glitter too.  I am a bling junkie and the Lost and Found Collections are my favorite the glitter is so beautiful and the trims are just gorgeous.

Here is my layout

Here is the pocket

Here are the tags in the pocket

Here is the sketch

Products Used:
MME Madison Ave Paper and Embelishments
Spellbinders Scallop Circles
Spellbinders Circles