Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Ball Gown Gladys Bow Card

Hi! Spring is here and soon it will be Prom time. Do you know someone who will be attending her first Prom? If yes, why not make her a cute bow card to celebrate the occasion?


All DD Stamps & Products Used: Ball Gown Gladys Set, Bow Card Template

Cardstock & Papers: Floral from "Joplin" by Colorbok, Paisley is from "Bejeweled" by Colorbok, cardstock by Recollections, images printed on Spectrum Noir Cardstock from Crafter's Companion

Markers: Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers & Glitter Pen

Acc. & Embellishments: Bow Card Template from Digital Delights, Mats, butterflies and flourishes by Cricut, small aqua gems, various small silk flowers, glue runner, glue , foam tape, paper clips

Special Technique:

I made the bow card over sized at 9 3/4 inches. All the base pieces, and decorative mats were made from aqua cardstock. The top layers were made from the patterned papers. I layered the patterned pieces over their corresponding aqua pieces. When dry, I formed the bows, glued them in place, and used paper clips to hold them in place while they dried.

I put the card layers together as shown using a combination of tape runner, glue and foam tape. I used paper clips to hold it all together while everything dried.

Four flourishes and two butterflies were tucked between the layers and aqua gems were added as shown.  Five little silk flowers were added to each side of the completed image. 

The image was printed on a 3 1/2 inch circle and the sentiment was made 1 1/4 by 1 3/4 inches. Both were added to decorative mats.

Color Palette

Skin: FS2,4, TN2, PP2
Hair: CT1, LY3, CT4, GB6, 9
Gown: MG 1, 2, 3, glitter pen
Background: BT1, 2, 4

This card was so much fun to make! I love this bow card, and I'm sure I will be making more of these in the future.

If you liked my card be sure to leave me a comment. I love to hear from you!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Bunnies in the Carrot Patch

Bunnies got into the Carrot Patch!

This cute little centerpiece would be perfect for any Spring/Summer event. I used the Carrot Patch Box for most of my project, and the tired bunny from Chubby Bunnies for face, ears and paws of the bunnies.


Pink dotted cardstock from "Watercolor Ombre" by DCWV
Antique tan cardstock from Basic Grey
Colored cardstock by Recollections
Orange dot cardstock from my stash
Orange 1/4 inch ribbon
Wood Grain embossing folder from Cuddlebug
Small white pom poms
Adhesive, foam tape
Small amount of self stick Velcro
Exacto knife

I used the carrot pattern to make the bunny bodies from the pink dotted cardstock. The facial features, ears and paws are from the tired bunny from the Chubby Bunnies file. I placed the ears up instead of down, and also made the eyes larger. The muzzle was attached with foam tape to add some dimension.

A 1/4 inch piece of self stick Velcro was used as a closure behind the ears.

The little carrots were made at 2 1/2 inches using the carrot pattern. Each bunny got a carrot, one was put outside the fence, and two were put between the bunnies inside the fence. I used an exacto knife to make a small X for each carrot inside the fence.

I used small pom poms to give the bunnies little tails. ( A larger pom pom would probably have worked better, but I used what I had.)

The fence was made using the Basic Grey cardstock. The pickets were embossed using the Wood Grain Cuddlebug folder. I used my Cricut Explore to write the message on the sign.

I hope you liked my Bunnies in the Carrot Patch. I had so much fun making it.  If you liked it I'd love to hear from you! 


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Laughing Dog Spinner Card

Hi! Today is New Release Day for Digital Delights by Louby Loo and I made a spinner card using "Laughing Dog," "Lonely Pups Accessory Set" and "Man's Best Friend Sentiment."


DD Stamps used: Laughing Dog, Lonely Pups Acc. Set, Man's Best Friend Circular Sentiment

Papers & Cardstock: Image printed on Spectrum Noir Cardstock by Crafter's Companion, Bow Wow Paper by Scrap Happy, cardstock by Recollections

Coloring Medium: Prismacolor Pencils

Acc./ Embellishments: Collar SVG by Cricut, glue, foam tape

Special Technique:

This was my first spinner card so I'm not sure I followed the traditional technique or not. I printed my main image on a 3 1/2 inch circle and colored it with my Prismacolor Pencils. The dog dish and bones are about 1 1/4 inches. The sentiment is 1 3/8 inches in diameter.

I used a 6 inch square card base and cut a 4 inch circle 1 1/4 inch down from the top and centered side to side. I did the same thing to a 6 inch square used as a mat. The dog dish is mounted on a 1 inch circle and the circle is attached to a penny so it can travel along the groove. The whole thing is put together with foam tape so the dog dish can travel in the space between the circles. I did this by putting the penny in place tucked under the image from the back and marking the outside edge as I moved the penny around the circle. Foam tape was placed all along this edge and around the outside edge of the mat.

The collar is 5 3/4 inches long and the Man's Best Friend Sentiment was attached to the collar. I made four bones that were added to the lower corners.

I hope you liked my little spinner card! Please leave a comment. I'd love to hear what you think.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Paper Egg Candy Holder

Hi! I've been having so much fun making Easter projects using the great files from My Scrap Chick! Today I am sharing two umbrella style candy holders I made using Paper Egg from My Scrap Chick.

MSC Files Used

Materials List

Pearlescent Cardstock: Watercolor Ombre from DCWV
Cardstock: Recollections
Diamond Wrap by Floral Garden 
3/8 inch fushia ribbon by Offray
Clear and yellow gems 
White paper flower
11 inch- 5/ 16 diameter dowel
Purple/white  twine
Gathered 1/2 inch white lace
2 inch ungathered white lace
Tape runner, glue, glue dots, double stick tape

For the 12 inch umbrella candy holder, keep the pieces grouped together and size it so the largest piece is 11.5 inches. I put the pieces together with a combination of tape runner and glue, then paper clipped the seams while they dried.

When the pieces are dry add the lace and Diamond Wrap as shown using a combination of tape runner, glue and glue dots.

Take your dowel rod and wrap it with double stick tape, then the ribbon.

 Use hot glue to attach the dowel to the inside of the egg halves.
    Hold the dowel vertical while the glue sets.

Use the Rosette pattern to make the base and the Daisy Garden Flowers to decorate the egg. Add other accents as shown.


The smaller version is 8 inches tall. The largest piece was sized at 9 inches.

Additional  Materials Used

September Flower Borders
Clear gems
Paper Flowers
Butterfly from K & Co.
8 inch straw

I had so much fun making these and they were a lot easier to make than they look. Give one a try!

Please leave me a comment. I love hearing from you! ~ Shirley

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Easter Egg Ornaments

Hi! Easter is coming soon!

Today I am sharing some Easter ornaments I made using a card design from My Scrap Chick. I used Easter Card With Scallop Layers for the ornament base. I also used Leaf Designs for accents around my flowers.

Leaf Designs: click to enlargeEgg Card with Scallop Layers: click to enlarge


Five coordinating papers for each card
Silk and/or paper flowers
Tiny bird embellishments
Tiny butterfly
ribbons and/or twine
Small Flowers
Large eyelets (optional)
 Embossing folder from Cuttlebug
Glue dots, adhesive

 Duplicate and flip the layers horizontally. After you cut out the pieces, emboss each side of the card separately as shown. Glue the two sides of the card together, then add the other layers, then the flowers, lace and bows.

Then turn it over and do the same thing on the other side.

Here is a closer look at the peach colored egg.

This was a super fun little project. I'm going to hang mine in a window, but if you prefer, you can do just one side and use it as the card it was intended to be. If you liked my project please leave a comment.

Have a great day! 


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Easter Milk Carton Caddy

Since Easter will be here before we know it, I have been getting ready by making a cute caddy that will hold four milk cartons filled with Easter goodies.

My Scrap Chick Files Used

#10 from Caddy Essentials

Other Materials Used

Embossed Brights by Craft Smith
Chick Glitter Cardstock by DCWV
Light Pink Small Dots by Coredinations
Light Green Small Dots by Coredinations
Light Pink Stripe by Coredinations
Baby Girl Double Sided Cardstock by Cloud 9 Design
Other Cardstock by Recollections
4 one inch green paper flowers
4 one inch pink paper flowers
3/8 inch yellow floral ribbon by Reel Ribbon
"Happy Easter" stamp from Stampin Up
Tape runner, glue and foam tape

Keeping all the caddy pieces grouped together, I made two caddys, each at 11.75 inches high, using the Embossed Brights. They were attached together using glue and tape runner, paper clipping them together while they dried. I made the mat by the handle by duplicating the base then using the slice feature on my Explore to get just the back piece. I made two of these pieces and four side mats from the Chick Glitter Cardstock. The side mats were attached 3/8 inch up from the bottom. Tape runner was put on the back of the ribbon and it was wrapped around the bottom of the caddy, and the ends were glued in place.

I made two pink dotted milk cartons and two green milk cartons each sized at 10.5 inches wide.(Make sure to keep all pieces grouped together.) The striped papers were added around the tops. After the cartons were filled, I stapled the tops closed and hid the staple with a flower, attached with glue dots, on each side.

The circle tags are 1 3/4 inches in diameter. They are stamped with a Happy Easter stamp from Stampin Up. The little chick on the tag is 1 3/4 inches tall. The chicks on the caddy are about 2 1/4 inch tall by 3 1/2 inches wide. The heads of all the chicks were attached with foam tape to give dimension. The finished paper piecings were also attached to the cartons and caddy with foam tape.

The finished caddy is 5 1/2 inches square and 5 3/4 inches tall. Each milk carton is 2 1/2 inches square by 5 inches tall. The caddy is super strong and easily holds the four milk cartons filled with candy.

I love how this project turned out. My son's family has four members so I think they will be getting this sweet caddy for Easter. (If I don't break into the candy first.) Give this project a try; it was so easy and fun! Please leave a comment; I'd love to know what you think. Happy Crafting! 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Carrot Love Easel Card

Before we know it Easter will be here, so I thought I'd make a Easter Easel card for my "Anything Goes" project for Digital Delights by Louby Loo.

I used Easter Egg Easel Card  Cut File for the card base 

and images from Carrot Love Set .

Card Recipe

All DD Stamps Used: Carrot Love Set

Cardstock and Papers: Images printed on Spectrum Noir Cardstock by Crafter's Companion, printed cardstock from DCWV, lavender cardstock from Recollections

Markers Used: Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

Acc./ Embellishments: White pearls in two sizes, 3/4 inch wide lace and ribbon trim, 1 inch purple ribbon, 3/4 inch purple paper flowers and green leaves, adhesive and foam tape

Special Technique: Using the Easter Egg Easel Card file, make the card so it sits 6 inches high. The main scalloped circle is 4 1/2 inches.

The Easter Egg image is 3 3/4 inches tall, the bunny is 3 inches, the border is about 1 by 4 1/8 inches. The sentiment is 1 by 1 3/4 inches. I adjusted the mat behind it to fit.

The trims were added as shown, then the pearls were added. The images were added with foam tape to give the card dimension. Last, I added the purple flowers and leaves. 

Color Palette

Bunny: IG 1, 2, 4, blender
Inner Ear /Cheeks: CR 1, 2
Carrots: BO 1, 2, 3, BG 2, 3
Leaves: DG 1, 2
Flowers: PL 1, 3
Egg: PL 1, 3, CT 2, 4

I hope you liked my little card! I'd love to hear from you.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Pretty Initials

HI! I have two beautiful granddaughters who are as different as day is to night, but one thing they agree on is they both love the color pink. I decided to make each girl a decorative initial that portrayed their individual personalities.

I used the 3 D Alphabet Pop Up Letters  and a 24 inch mat and my Cricut Explore to make my 8 inch letters, but you could use the new Big 3 D Pop Up Letters instead.

3D Alphabet Pop Up Letters : click to enlarge   Big 3D Pop Up Letter FULL SET: click to enlarge

My youngest granddaughter loves her bling and is a huge kitty lover. I used a number of MSC files for her letter.


Cat's Life by MSC
Leaf Designs By MSC
"Khloe Lane Paisley" paper by The Paper Studio
Yellow, light pink, pink, green and white cardstock by Recollections
Pink striped paper (source unknown)
white tagboard
1 inch metal hanging letters
light pink ribbon
2 inch white lace
pink crystal bling
large yellow bling sticker for the flower
adhesive, glue dots and foam tape

I used a 12 by 24 inch piece of tagboard to make my letter base so the letter would be about 8 inches tall. You could use the Big 3 D Pop Up Letters instead. The Khloe Lan Paisley was used for the outside of the letter and the pink striped paper was used for the inside.

I added the 2 inch white lace to the left side and on the bottom of the right leg of the "K", then added a string of pink crystals to the center of each. I used the same crystals to make a swirl at the upper right.


The metal letters were strung onto the 1/4 inch wide pink ribbon and strung across the letter. a 3 1/2 inch hanging kitty was added to the ribbon. A 2 inch nesting flower and leaf sprigs were added to the bottom right.

   My eldest granddaughter is a big owl fan so I added an owl scene to her initial.


Flower Combo by MSC
Leaf Designs By MSC
Night Owls by MSC
white tagboard
"Pink Paisley" paper by Recollections
Pink striped paper (source unknown)
Light pink, bright pink, dark pink, white, black, yellow, light green cardstock by Recollections
1/2 inch wide ivory, lace and ribbon trim
dark pink pearl trim
1/4 inch wide ivory and pink/black ribbon
Small alphabet tag stickers from "Nostalgiques" by Rebecca Sower

The "A" was also made from tagboard at about 8 inches. The paisley print was used on the outside and the stripe was used on the inside.

A strip of the ivory, lace and ribbon trim was added across the middle bar. The alphabet letters for her name were added in a curve across the top, and dark pink pearls were added above the letters following the same curve. The pearls were also added to the bottom of each leg of the "A."

I made five daisies ranging in size from 3/4 inch to 2 inches and added them to the left side, along with two leaf sprigs. A 2 1/2 inch owl was added among the flowers.

As a final touch a bow was made from the ivory and pink/black ribbons and added to the top left corner of the "A."

I hope you liked my letter decorations. They were super easy and fun to make. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think. 

Have a great day! ~Shirley