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one sheet bag

Here is one of the projects I made for the Passionately Artistic blog, just in case you missed it. It’s a small box/bag made with one sheet of 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock:

First, here is how I created the front panel. It is best to to assemble your decorated front completely and then place it on the front of the box. Stamp and cut out the poinsettia image on red cardstock – no coloring needed! I attached small blue self stick pearls to the center of the image. Die cut two leaf images from green cardstock. This die is from the Spellbinders foliage set. Take of piece of red cardstock and place of piece of patterned fabric on top. The fabric I used is from Mota and has blues, greens and red throughout it.

Assemble all the pieces to the front of the fabric covered panel. I also added some bakers twine and a stamped sentiment.

To make the actual box, refer to the SCS resources section for “one sheet box.  There is a very good tutorial there that will show you how to make the box.

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all that glitters

Lets break out the glitter and glue!!!  Holiday cards always look better with a little sparkle to them and there are so many ways to do this.  You can go all out and apply glitter on everything, or add touches of sparkle with a pen.  Here’s a clean and simple holiday card that uses glittery paper.


I started out by die cutting a poinsettia on a piece of kraft cardstock.  This die is from Spellbinders and instead of using the die cut piece, I used what remained from the punched out shape.   A little burnt umber ink from Palette was sponged around the cut out area to provide a more rustic look.

Behind this I mounted a piece of polka dot glitter paper from Best Creations.  An EK Success scallop border punch was used on three pieces of red cardstock which I attached to the piece by overlaying each strip.  A small strip of the polka dot glitter cardstock was added over the scallops to give it a finished look.   The entire piece was then mounted on red cardstock.

Red and white bakers twine was wrapped several times around the base kraft card before attaching the main panel. 

It think this would also be great as a tag.

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gift card holder

Every year I look around for new ways to package gift cards for the holidays.  Gift cards are frequently used by me for my nieces and nephews and I like wrapping them in more than just a plain envelope. 

When I saw the uber talented Becca Feeken’s gift card holder she did for Our Daily Bread Stamps I knew it would be my go to technique this year – and probably many more years!  The video of how she made this is HERE.

Here is my take…

The gift card holder is actually two pieces.  The pocket or “envelope” is one piece and the actual gift card holder is another.  This is the pocket with the gift card holder tucked inside.  I used paper from SEI Winter Song and edged the diagonal folds with thin satin ribbon.  The snowflake and red flower are both Martha Stewart punches.  You can’t tell from the photo but the snowflake is covered with pretty glitter.  The red brad is from My Minds Eye.   I wrapped some diy bakers twine around just for looks.

Here is the piece that contains the actual gift card.

The image is from Papertrey and was stamped on Cranes Lettra Paper in Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink and cut using a nestabilites die. The ribbon is seam binding (love this stuff!!)  I edged the label with memento blue ink.

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Today’s card is for a friend who collect snowmen.  During the holiday’s her home is decorated with all sorts of snowman collectables.  She has quite an array of them and the house always looks so festive.


The images (from Flourishes were stamped with Memento ink and colored with copics.  The designer paper is from DCWV and is a change from the typical holiday colors.  The border punch is from Martha Stewart and the twine is something I did myself with crochet thread and a copic marker.

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hot air balloon…inspired by

You never know where you are going to get your inspiration from.  While surfing the net months ago I came across a blog – Stephmodo – which is a food and lifestyle blog.  She was having a party for her daughter and chose hot air balloons as the theme. 

She made little gift boxes thata were so darling – I used them as my inspiration for this card:

The balloon is a $1 stamp from Michaels, the mountains are a stamp from Alexstamping and the sentiment and numbers are from Limited Edition.  The coloring was done with copic markers, with memento sky and paris dusk sponged in the background.

I used decorative scissors to make the stamp border, but I will be glad to get my hands on the new Spellbinders Postage Stamp dies – they are much better looking than my attempt here!

The gift boxes that inspired me are these – each one contained on small hot air balloon pendant – aren’t these just darling?

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