Taken Hostage By Children

Hello! It has been awhile since I have posted but not by choice! I tell you that these kiddos have taken control. But I did get to sneak a few minutes of stamping in this weekend. I got the new set Letterpress Winter and my goal is to show you lots of different cards with just that set. Stampin’ Up’s stamp sets are versatile and can be used for so many different occasions.


The background snowflakes are stamped in Craft White and the sentiment in Soft Suede. It’s matted with a simple piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock.


Look at this sparkly snow! Easy peasy with the new glimmer paper. I LOVE how it turned out. Once again, the picture doesn’t do it justice. I’ll have to talk to my photographer about this. 😉


The ribbon is literally a piece of scrap from the burlap ribbon that I had laying on a shelf. I just gussied it up with a metal button and baker’s twine.

To prove my point about NO TIME to type let alone craft, here I am right now trying to post this with my demanding new boss. But we’ve talked it out. There are more goodies to share coming up soon!


Birthday Bag for Brady Boy


Hey Hey! Guess who turned 40 this past week?! Why my hubby did and I thought that the event was most worthy of a hand made gift bag. I used DSP from the Sweater Weather Collection. The Aspen like paper behind the “B” is from the Thankful Tablescapes. I punched it with the 2.5 circle punch and embellished it a bit with the Burlap Ribbon.  I trimmed the ribbon and pulled a few threads to give it a more worn look, stapled it, on et voilia!

I didn’t add any “bling” so to say. Not because he wouldn’t like it, it’s just that he wouldn’t even notice it if it were there or not! But you know me,  I have to sneak a little sparkle in somewhere, so I used Crystal Effects on the B. It looks like chip board but it is actually just layers of Chocolate Chip card stock glued together with Tombow glue. The Chocolate Chip ribbon is retired and will only make appearances for  special events like a 40th birthday because I am very very selfish with my retired goodies that I love!


File Me Under Grateful!


Grateful Greetings Everyone! This is my take on Patty Bennett’s ingenious idea using the new Envelope Punch Board! It’s shape mimics a file folder and it is so cute!

I have denied myself buying any more seasonal paper until I use us my older scraps so I am staying strong and waiting for my Sweater Weather DSP. However, I wasn’t strong enough to resist the new Burlap Ribbon. I frayed it a bit to give it a worn look. Next came my colorful leaves using the Autumn Accents Die. They’re topped off with a naturals button. To get the little curlycues on the twine I just twisted it up nice and tight with a cooking skewer. 🙂

I made this card for my women’s group (Beta Sigma Phi). Before I moved they have a wonderful brunch for me to say goodbye.  I hope this card conveys how truly grateful I am. ❤

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