Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Flowering Bertie

Today is Delightful Thursday at Digital Delights by Louby Loo and I used Flowering Bertie Set to make my bendi card.


All DD Stamps Used: Flowering Bertie Set

Cardstock & Papers: "Warm & Cozy" from Jen Hadfield, images printed on Spectrum Noir Cardstock, plain cardstock from Coredinations

Markers Used: Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

Acc./ Embellishments: Mats from Cricut

Special Techniques: None

My bendi card was made in Design Space and looked like this.

The bendi section is made with two strips cut at 1 1/2 by 5 inches. A slit was cut half way down from the top on one piece and half  way down from the other. These slits are one inch in from the ends. A fold line was added 1/2 inch in from the other end. The fence was made 7 inches long, the gate was cut off, then cut in half and each piece was attached to the corresponding piece of the bendi mechanism. The card was put together as shown.

Color Palette

Fence: EB1, 2, 3, GB 9
Tree: TN 1, 3, 5, LG 3, 5, CG 4
Watering Can: TN 1, 2, 3
Flowers: GB 7, CT 4, LG 3, 5, EB 1, GB 9
Bunny: CR 3, AP 1, BG 2, Blender
Blues: TB 2, 4

Thanks for stopping by! Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Patriotic Star Wreath

Hi! Happy Flag Day! I have a weakness for anything patriotic so I decided to make this patriotic star wreath. 

I used Storybook Wreath and Star Studded Circle from My Scrap Chick for my Wreath.

Since I want to put this in the window of my front door, I wanted it to look good from both sides.


MY Scrap Chick files used: Storybook Wreath and Star Studded Circle
Red tagboard
Vintage Nation  by The Paper Studio
Blue cardstock by Bazil 
2 inch wired ribbon in white/red
1 inch patriotic wired ribbon
Blue and clear gem stars by Jots
small star punch
Blue pearls by Jots
Tape runner, glue, hot glue

The wreath base is 11 1/2 inches and was cut from tagboard and heavy cardstock. I used the Star Studded Circle for the base because I wanted the back to look good. The gem stars fit perfectly in the cut out star spaces  It would work also just to use the base included with the Storybook Wreath.

I cut out the pieces for the stars and the bases using several prints from the Vintage Nation Paper Stack. I followed the directions included with the file, and used tape runner and glue on the seams, and held it all together with paper clips while it dried.

When the stars were dry, I held them like this, and gently pushed in until the center popped out.

The stars were attached with a glue gun, evenly spaced around the wreath. I took the red stars cut from the Star Studded Circle and added one to the center of each 3-d star. I then added a small punched star in the center of the red stars, then added a blue pearl.

I used the wider ribbon to create a bow and the narrow ribbon to create a loop. These were attached to the back with hot glue.

I hope you like my patriotic wreath! I would love to hear what you think, so please leave a message.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Strawberry Basket

It's strawberry season, and who doesn't love red, ripe strawberries? You can share your love of strawberries by making a cute basket filled with life sized strawberry boxes that you can fill with strawberry flavored candy.

I used Fence Box for the basket and Fresh Strawberry Box for the strawberries.

Fence Box: click to enlarge                                      Fresh Strawberry Box: click to enlarge

I also used Fairy Bears Garden for the strawberry houses on the tag.

                                  Fairy Bears Garden: click to enlarge 


Fence Box, Fresh Strawberry Box  and Fairy Bears Garden files from My Scrap Chick
"Hello Love" stack from Crate Paper (strawberries)
"Samantha Rose" from DCWV ( basket)
Cardstock by Coredinations
1 3/8 wide fruit themed ribbon by Offray
tape runner, foam tape and large glue dots

The basket was made 4 inches square from a  wood print. The horizontal slats were attached with foam tape to add dimension. The label on the front is 2 3/4 inches in diameter. The strawberry houses are approximately 1 1/2 by 1 3/8 inches. The label is attached with foam tape. I made two, four inch bows and attached them with large glue dots at the base of the handle on each side. I used raffia for straw in the basket.

The strawberries were sized way down so the bottom part was about 1 3/4 inches. The whole strawberry is about 2 inches, not counting the stem. Follow the tutorial, and have patience and take your time. These little boxes are a little tricky to make. I used a combination of tape runner and glue, and paper clips to hold them together while they dried. I made seven little strawberry boxes.

It took a little bit of work, but I'm really pleased how they turned out.

I'd love to hear how you like my strawberry basket. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think. 

Have a "berry" nice day! 


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Bathtime Speckles

Hi! Today is New Release Day at Digital Delights by Louby Loo and I decided to make a cute little box card using "Bathtime Speckles" and "Relax and Pamper Sentiment Set."

All the new releases can be found here:

Card Recipe

All DD stamps used: Bathtime Speckles, Lonely Pup Acc. Set

Cardstock & Papers: "Pixey Stix" and "Uptown Flair" from The Paper Studio, cardstock from Recolletions

Markers Used: Prismacolor Pencils 

Acc./ Embellishments: Box card by My Scrap Chick, bath svg's from Cricut

Special Technique: None

Prismacolor Palette

Doghouse: 994 Process Red, 1030 Raspberry
Roof/Sign: 1083 Putty Beige, 941 Light Umber
Dog: 1083 Putty Beige, 1031 Henna, 943 Burnt Ochre, 941 Light     Umber
Skin: 1031 Henna, 922 Light Peach, 939 Peach, 993 Hot Pink
Hair: 916 Canary Yellow, 1003 Spanish Orange, 1034 Goldenrod,   941 Light Umber
Bubbles: 992 Light Aqua, 905 Aquamarine
Grass: 913 Spring Grass, 912 Apple Green
Tub: 1083 Putty Beige, 943 Burnt Ochre, 941 Light Umber

I hope you enjoyed my little box card. I'd love to hear what you think! Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

May All Your Weeds be Flowers Easel Card

For my "Anything Goes" project this month I made an easel card using Mother's Day Daisy and Spring Sentiment Set.

Mothers day Daisy                                                          Spring sentiments set


All DD stamps used: "Mother's Day Daisy" and " Spring Sentiment Set."

Cardstock & papers: Prints from "Uptown Flair" by The Paper 
Studio, cardstock by Recollections

Markers: Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

Acc./ Embellishments: SVG card design by My Scrap Chick, three 1 1/2 inch paper flowers by Martha Stewart, six 7/8 inch paper flowers by Craft Smart, various sizes of black pearls

Special Technique: 

The card for my easel is "Frills Circle Easel Card" from My Scrap Chick. I made the bottom layer 6 inches and the top layer 5 inches. This allows a little of the bottom layer to show around the lower half of the top layer. 

The Mother's Day Daisy image was printed at 3 1/4 inches and the sentiment is 2 by 1 1/4 inches.

I scattered seven flowers across the left side of the card and two on the right. Using the various sized black pearls, I made a swirl on each side of the sentiment and added four pearls to the sentiment.

Color Palette 

Skin: FS2, 4, 6, TN2, BP1
Hair: TN1,2, GB1, 6, 7, 9
Hat/ Skirt: CG1, 2, DG3
Shirt/ Flowers: MG1,2,3, BP1
Leaves/ Stems: Holly , Grass from Colorista 

I love how bright and cheerful this card is. I hope you like it as well. I'd love to hear from you, so feel free to leave a comment. 
May All Your Weeds Be Flowers!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Tire Swinging Percy Tent Card

Hi crafty friends!
Today I am on the Digital Delights by Louby Loo blog for Hostess Monday.  For my project I shared how to make a tent card.

For my card I used Tire Swinging Percy and a sentiment from Super Hero Sentiment Set.

Tire Swinging PercySuper Hero sentiment set

Cardstock: Sage Green Light Foliage by Keeping Memories Alive, Dark green print from Old World Stack by DCWV, and Sage Green Dots by Lasting Impressions, cardstock by Recollections.

Markers Used: Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

Acc./Embellishments: Frame svg by My Scrap Chick, Cloud Embossing folder by Darice, butterfly by Craft Smart, four paper flowers by Prima.

Special Technique:

For your card base use a 5 inch by 12 inch piece of cardstock folded in half.  Create an opening in the front panel that is approximately  3 1/2 inches by 4 1/4 inches. ( I used a card base from cricut, but you could make a die cut opening or make your own.)

To make the tent mechanism, cut a 5 by 4 inch rectangle from the same cardstock, and score the four inch length at 1, 2 and 3 inches. Then fold the piece into an M along the folds. Place double stick tape along the length of the first and last sections. Set this aside until after you have decorated the front of your card.


Decorate your card any way you like. In this case, Tire Swinging Percy swings back and forth in the opening.


Branch: GB 8, 9, 10, CG 2, 3, 4
Rope: EB 1. 2. GB 8
Tire: IG 3, 5, 9
Pig: Cr 3, 2, 1, Blender

  When you finish decorating the card, add the tent base as shown.

Tent cards are so fun and easy to make! It's fun to experiment with different shaped openings. I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial. You can find more details here.

Have a wonderful, crafty day!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Patriotic Birdhouse Trio

Hi! With Memorial Day coming, followed by Flag Day and the Fourth of July, I decided to make something I could keep out for all these holidays.

For my patriotic birdhouse condo I used two files from My Scrap Chick, Birdhouse Trio and the 5 inch version of Prim Pillar for the base. I also used the fence from "Carrot Patch Box."


 Birdhouse Trio &  Prim Pillar from My Scrap Chick
white tagboard
Patriotic prints from "Americana" from Colorbok 
Distressed White Cardstock and tin ceiling print from Basic Grey
Weathered Blue cardstock from EK Success
Other papers from my stash.
Self adhesive mounting board (as used for needlework framing)
1/2 inch patriotic ribbon
inks in coordinating colors
Glue and tape runner

I used tagboard for the base layers of the birdhouses and stand to give them more stability. For the birdhouses I sized the side pieces to fit as closely as possible and duplicated them so there was a front and back and two side pieces. I traced and cut out by hand the opening in the front piece. I inked all the pieces and the corners of the base to help with the rustic feel of the birdhouses. The birdhouses are 9, 6 and five inches tall. I pushed the roof pieces of the two smaller birdhouses forward so the roof is flush with the back of the birdhouses so they will fit flush against the larger birdhouse when you put the condo together. 

I mounted the three birdhouses as shown onto a 7 by 7 1/4 inch piece of self adhesive mounting board. I added a 2 inch by 7 1/4 inch piece of fence around the open area and added ribbon around the bottom.

The base was also made from tagboard and the side panels, top and bottom were made from the distressed white cardstock. These pieces were inked with brown and a little black. Lots of glue and tape runner hold it all together.

I love my new birdhouse condo and hope you love it too. I'd love to hear what you think, so please leave me a comment. 

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, May 6, 2017


My sister is celebrating a milestone birthday that she is not too thrilled about, so I decided to make her a cute little card to mark the day.

I used two files from My Scrap Chick for my card.

Blooming Layers Easel Card: click to enlarge

Shirley, Goodness, Mercy Digis

I cut the four layers of the flower from a thin cardstock, and another set from heavier cardstock, and layered the corresponding pieces on top of each other to give the flower stability. I used foam tape between the layers to give the flower dimension.

I added a sentiment made in Design Space using a system font.

I added a blue dotted circle to the center of the flower and some grass borders to the bottom of the frame.

The chick was colored with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.


Hen: TN 1, 2, blender
Beak, Feet: BO 1, 3
Flower: MG 1,2, CT 2, 4, LG 2, 5
Hat: GB 1, 4, 6, green florescent gel pen
Hat Band: CG 3, LG 3
Dress: MG 1, 2, 3, pink florescent gel pen
Apron: TB 1, blender

I love how this card came out! The Blooming Layers Easel Card is the perfect frame for the cute mother hen. 

Have a great crafty day! If you liked my card, please leave a comment; I'd love to hear from you! ~ Shirley