Brighten Someone’s Day


What do you send someone who can’t have visitors, flowers or food?

  A pop-up box full of spring flowers.


I like using the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up as a base for any kind of thinking of you card.  It is different from most store bought cards and it allows for a variety of possibilities.

For this card I used Stampin’ Up’s Tearoom Copper Vinyl Stickers to decorate the card sides and envelope.  I used papers/cards from Stampin’ Up’s Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper  and  Tea Room Memories & More Card Pack.        

The flowers are from the shaded tulip Stamp & Layer set by Susan Bates for Papercraft Inspirations magazine, issue 182  Stamped using CraftSmart and Hampton Art mini ink pads.


Flowers for the Pretty Lady

I love creating buildings and 3-dimentional cards. This being said, when I saw the Hero Arts January 2019 My Monthly Hero kit I knew I had to have it.  I looked at all the videos and blogs using the kit while waiting for the kit to arrive. Then I developed an idea for a stand-alone flower booth card.


I ended up using a fan-fold of about 1.25 inches wide to made the sides of the booth. I used 1/8 inch wide double sided tape to adhere the three brown shelves to the inside of the folds. (See YouTube video from Crafter’s Companion that shows how to do the fan-fold sides and attach shelves.) I cut the striped awning about 1 inch taller than the stamp so I could color it and glue it to the inside back to give the booth a roof.


Coloring the entire card with watercolor pencils and using a waterbrush to spread the color was a lot of fun.  The “Valentine’s” was stamped and embossed with black sparkle powder and fussy cut. All the flowers and cans where shaped around a fat marker pen to add some dimension. I used foam squares and tape to add more layers and depth.


The back sentiment was computer generated and cut to look like a poster on the back of the booth. (If I had to choose the adhesive I used to adhere the poster again, I would use glue rather than the doubled-sided tape which shows through the thin copier paper I printed the sentiment on, but I was afraid the ink would run if I used water-based glue. I also could have repositioned the poster more squarely on the back.)

Supplies used:

  • Hero Arts January 2019 My Monthly Hero kit
  • White and green premium cardstock from Darice
  • VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
  • Ranger Black Sparkle Embossing Powder
  • Scotch White Foam Squares and Tape
  • Prima Marketing Inc. Watercolor Pencils -The Basics
  • Tim Holtz-Ranger Waterbrush -Detailer Tip
  • Stampabilities Black Dye Ink Pad
  • Poster cut from Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Pop-Up Die


Card Ministry

I wanted to share some of the cards I’ve made for a card ministry that sends cards to those who may need a word of encouragement or thanks. Letting people know that someone cares about them is what greeting cards are about, especially handmade ones.  I encourage anyone reading this to think about making at least one card for someone you don’t know, but might appreciate being told they count as a human being.IMG_3882


Both cards were created from many scrap pieces left from other projects as well as flowers and leaves cut from food boxes.   I have tried my best to remember all the dies used to produce these pieces.
Window Box Card:
  • Window & Flower Box – Crafter’s Companion “Window” CC-MD-E-WINDOW
  • Layered flowers – “Card Making Magic” by Christina Griffiths from Die-cutting Essentials Issue 37
  • Hello, Hugs, Smile – Recollections 10 piece word set
  • Cardstock – “The Pier” boxed cards from American Crafts
  • Blue Window Blind – Build-A-Scene Dies Xcut-Docrafts, “Shadow Box Dies – Seaside” XCU 503272
  • White Gel Pen – Gelly Roll 08
  • Scotch Foam Tape
  • Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue
Thank You Card:
  • Thank You Banner – Computer generated sentiment die cut using Uchi’s Design Animation Die Cut Set DC101
  • Blue Paisley Swirls – Tonic Studios “Paisley Edge” designed exclusively for 2486e Paisley Edge Dot & Drop Die
  • Yellow & Orange Swirls – Crafter’s Companion “Swirl with Leaves” CC_MD-E-SWIRL
  • Green Leaves & Flower – “Card Making Magic” by Christina Griffiths from Die-cutting Essentials Issue 37
  • White Hearts & Bottom White Bar – Crafter’s Companion “Garden Bench” CC-MD-E-BENCH
  • Yellow House – Build-A-Scene Dies Xcut-Docrafts, “Shadow Box Dies – Seaside” XCU 503272
  • Home Hobby by 3L Premium Double-Sided tape
  • Ms. Sparkle & Co. Red Permanent Double-Sided Tape
  • Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue

New Dies!

There is nothing so exciting to a papercrafter as new materials and dies arriving in the mail! I managed to have two such boxes (Karen Burniston and Taylored Expressions) and a raffle goodie basket full of Stampin’Up papers, stickers, cards, inks and stamps all sitting on my crafting table at the same time.

Below is the split personality card that evolved from all these fun items.



I used:

Karen Burniston  in cahoots with Riley and Company dies:

  • 1043 – Fancy Label Accordian
  • 1044 Fancy Flourish Frames  (These fit nicely over the tabs connecting the frames together and blend the three different colored cardstock.)

Taylored Expressions dies:

  • TE600 – Golf Ball & Tee
  • TE1089 – Hole in One


  • TeaRoom Memories & More Card Pack
  • Tea Room Copper Vinyl Stickers
  • Baker’s Twine – Bermuda Bay
  • A Nice Cuppa Stamp Set

Cardstock from my stash in

  • Bold Teal Blue
  • Pale Blue
  • Bold Green
  • Pale Green
  • White

Hampton Art’s Pale Blue Ink Pad

CraftSmart’s Light Blue Ink Pad

Tombow Aqua Mono Liquid Glue