Thursday, September 29, 2016

Masculine Birthday Card

We all struggle with designing masculine birthday cards.  A good idea book really helps with the basic layout and then apply masculine pattern paper and a focal image and presto!  Easy right?! LOL

Whenever I go to my local craft store I am always on the lookout for a good masculine paper pad.  The one I used for this card is called Lodge.   In the links below I have two different patterned paper packs listed.  One has a lot of masculine papers in it and the other is a Christmas pack.  Christmas you may wonder?  Well it has some good plaids in it.

Here is the idea book that I used to get my layout.

Masculine Card video.  Please visit my You Tube channel for more videos.

Products used:

Monday, September 26, 2016

Fall Wine tags

Lots of plans this holiday season?  A bottle of wine makes an excellent hostess gift.  Dress up the bottle with a handmade tag and on the back there is plenty of room to write a special note of thanks.

I used lots of products from Simon Says Stamp and Close To My Heart.  And of course my hand Cricut machine to cut out the tag itself.  It is very easy to do just use insert shape and make the rectangle the desired size.  Then slice in the circle and add a score line.  I used Kraft cardstock and Neenah 110# solar white.

Simon Says Stamp supplies used:

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Stamptember - Simon Says Stamp


I was checking out all the exclusive goodies today on  There are some really cool items.

Here are some of my favorites!

Simon Says Stamp Cardstock GLIMMERY ASSORTMENT PACK ASTGLM13 STAMPtember - Click here


Stamp & Die Sets:

Dye Inks: These stamp pads are made for creative stampers who want to be able to use one stamp pad for a wide variety of stamping techniques.  The following are a few characteristics which will enhance your stamping enjoyment:
*Acid free and fade resistant for archival use.
*Will not smear when using watercolors and markers
*Raised pad surface for working with any sized image.
*Made in the USA
COLORS: Laurel Green, Magnolia, Lemon Zing and Deep Sea