Thursday, October 30, 2008


Hi Everyone
I wanted to share a cute treat box I made. It's a snap to put together.
I've used the Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set and the sentiment is from the Party Hearty stamp set from Stampin' Up!. I've used Real Red card stock and the pattern paper is from the current SU catalog. It's one of the Level 1 hostess gifts.
I've layered a thin real red ribbon over a white ribbon to get the stripe affect for the ribbon.

For the box the instructions are:
Out of an 8 1/2" x 10" score the following:
On the 8 1/2" side score at 3", 7"
On the 10" side score at 3" and 5 1/2"
With the 10" side laying vertically cut the two score lines on the left and right side of the paper.
Cut on the score line to the score line.
Then adhere.
Hope you enjoy.
Tammy

Monday, October 27, 2008


Hi Everyone
Thanks for staying with me through my blog construction phase.
I decided to make a Christmas Card today.
I've used a super cute stamp set from Pink Poison
I've also used card stock from SU! in Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White along with the Bella Rose DSP. The Happy Holiday hardware I got a Michael's a few years ago. It's a heavy piece of metal and it has an eyelet backing so I used my Crop-a-dile to attach it to the card. Added some ribbon for some more texture and a little bling around the bottom. I also used Tria markers to color in the image.
Hope you enjoy,
Tammy

Friday, October 24, 2008

Hi Everyone
Thanks for hanging in there with me this week.
I've been busy working on cards for our soldiers and a new look for my blog.
Pardon my Construction. I'll have a new look very soon!
Thanks,
Tammy

Thursday, October 23, 2008







Hi Everyone
I've still been working on cards for our hospitalized soldiers.
I have this great nurse stamp from the stamp is
She's so cute I think. I've also used the Sincere Salutations stamp from SU! for the sentiment. Two of the card use the great Bella Rose DSP from SU!. I love that paper. I can't seem to get enough of it.
Hope you enjoy and keep our soldiers in your thoughts.
Tammy

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Hi Everyone

I woke up this morning to a dreary rainy day. It's still at it even as I type. I think Fall is definitely on it's way. The weather has cooled off, the trees have started to change and it's just a matter of time until I start to smell the bon fires in the air.

This card might look a bit familiar. I've created it before but wanted to post it as a nod to this rainy day were having here in Southwest Missouri.

Hope you enjoy,

Tammy

Monday, October 20, 2008





Hi Everyone
It's been a few days since I posted but I've been working on some cards for our soldiers.
I ran across an organization that helps to send care packages, cards, supplies to our troops.
I've been working on some get well cards for our soldiers in Military hospitals around the world along with some X-Mas cards for those who will spend their Christmas in those hot sands overseas.
For the Get Well card I've used an old Stampin'Up set from years ago called Calm Seas.
I used my Tria markers to color it in. The card stock is SU Riding Hood Red and Pacific Point blue.
The Snowman X-Mas card is from the Stampin' Up! Set Santa & Friends from the Just For You Series. The pattern paper is from DCWV.I've used Kiwi Kiss cards stock along with some pattern paper from DCWV. The elf X-Mas card is from a retired Stampin' Up! set. Can remember the name of the set. I used generally the same supplies as the other X-Mas elf cards.
Hope you enjoy,
Tammy

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Hi Everyone
Isn't this turkey so cute! It's made using a scallop circle punch and small flower punch (for his feet) I used a 1 1/4 circle punch for his body and a 3/4 punch for his head. I made the hat from a square punch. This is very easy to make but takes some time putting him together.
For the feathers punch out the scallop circle punch. Fold over five scallops. From there turn the piece over (so that the 5 scallops you turned over at on the bottom). Next fold over the corner to about the center of the scallop. This gives you the affect of multiple layers of feathers.
Have Fun and Hope you enjoy,
Tammy

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Hi Everyone
I wanted to share a cute card I saw at regional a few weeks ago.
It's a great summer card I thought. I think it would be easy to make it a fall
harvest card using the apples with a color scheme of green, orange and yellow.
Hope you enjoy,
Tammy

Monday, October 13, 2008



Hi Everyone
I've had a few days of vacation and I'm feeling a lot better.
The card for today is from a set that I just got recently.
This is from Stampin' Up! and it's the Best Wishes and More set.
I've really been enjoying it. It has lots of versatility and can work with a lot of different seasons.
In these two cards I've used the set using Timber Brown StaZon ink with Chocolate Chip cardstock. I have also used some K&Company pattern paper along with some cute felt flowers and coordinating brads.
Hope you enjoy.
Tammy

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Hi Everyone
My Stampin' Up! upline sent me this cute kit today. She's so sweet!
This is a great little treat holder. You could put a mini candy bar in one of these cute little things.
It's a very simple design. Just a piece of card stock scored in three spots. Two score lines to make the base and one score line to fold over the top of the holder.
Punch two holds in the top to thread the ribbon, add a piece of scallop card stock.
Add your image and sentiment and you're ready to go.
Hope you enjoy,
Tammy


Tuesday, October 7, 2008



Hi Everyone
Wow! I'm beyond loving these card bins from 'There She Goes' (check out Jessica's blog and link to her store in the below post).
I've just started collecting different die cuts. I know where have I been? I think Stampin' Up! adding the Big Shot to their line has me more interested in die cuts these days.
With that said I've just started buying die cuts and I don't have many. They were all over the place and not organized at all.
I decided to use the card bin for my most frequently used die cuts.
I'll keep this on my desk so I can have easy access to it.
I modified this from the original one I posted only slightly. Since the Bigz die cuts are rather tall I modified the dividers to accommodate. The divider pages on the card bin are 6 x 6 7/8. Lastly I didn't take the time to tape off the edges either. I decided to just take my black Copic marker and run it down the edges. It seemes to work ok.
So what do you think?
Hope you enjoy,
Tammy



Hi Everyone
I'm in love with the Card Bins offered over at
Jessica over at There She Goes offers these great Card Bins that you can use to hold your cards.
I love the idea of making on of htese for my Granny. She is such a wonderful letter writer. I think she'd love a gift like this full of different occasion cards.
This was realy easy to make. Take a bit of drying time but get your embossing gun ready and it will help get it dry.
Here are the steps I took.
1. Tap of edges of box.
2. I used acrylic paint to cover the box
3. I used my embossing gun to speed up the drying process
4. Next I traced out the panels using the box as the template.
5. I added some ribbon and some felt flowers
6. I made divider cards 4 1/2 x 6 and added some taps
7. I used a label maker to create the titles for the taps
Check out for a tutorial of covering your box
Hope you enjoy ,
Tammy

Monday, October 6, 2008


Hi Everyone
I thought you might like another example on how you can use your Pennant Die cut.
This was an example at regional. It has been cut with the die using felt. I this has three pieces of white, yellow and orange felt that's been whip stitched on top of the black pennant.
I think these would be so great to give the kids at Sunday School. I think they would just love it.
Plus the would be pretty quick to make up.
Hope you enjoy,
Tammy

Sunday, October 5, 2008



Hi Everyone
I cased this idea from SCS. It is a mini scrapbook make from brown paper lunch bags.
I made up my measurements to accommodate the number of pages I wanted.
I've used four paper bags and cut them to a measurement that would show off the tabs.
To bind it all together I just used a piece of card stock for the spine, punch two holes and added a pretty sturdy ribbon.
I think this is a great way to use of some scraps of your pattern paper and if you are in need of a quick pick me up gift for a friend I think this is a great idea. Just a few snapshots of their family and you'll have a great gift to give.
Hope you enjoy,
Tammy


Hi Everyone
I wanted to share another great use of the Big Shot and using the
Besides just using it as a pennant I love this idea of super cute little Elf stockings. This pennant pocket is made using the inexpensive felt from the craft store. The felt runs through the Big Shot great. In this example the pennant was cut out twice to utilize the scalloped edge as an accent. I think it turned out great. This was an example at Regional. I love attending Stampin' Up! events or any stamping events. I always walk away with some great ideas and inspiration.
Hope you enjoy,
Tammy

Friday, October 3, 2008


Hi Everyone

Isn't this card so cute? This was an example on the display board at the KC Regional from last week. I love the idea of making a Christmas card when you don't have a Christmas stamp.
It looks like the tree was made using a 2 x 2 square piece of patterned paper and then cut in half on the point. It then looks like the top two square half's are about 1 1/2. I also love the idea of using the cute square brad at the top.
Can you think of creative ways to use something to represent something else?
Hope you enjoy,
Tammy

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Hi Everyone
I just love this card. It is curtisy of Laurie Stiegelmeier.
Laurie has used some great techniques on this card. First a 1 3/4 circle punch was used to mask out for the sun. Next a brayer was used to color the background in So Saffron ink. Next a sponge was used to add Real Rust ink to the corners and edges to give some shadding.
I think this card is just great for Fall.
Here is the receipe:
Cardstock: SU- Old Olive, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink: SU - Old Olive, Real Rust, Rose Red, So Saffron, More Mustard, Night of Navy and Chocolate Chip
Stamp Set: SU - Season of Friendship and Best Yet
Accessories: Brayer, 1 3/4 circle punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, sponge
Hope you enjoy,
Tammy

Wednesday, October 1, 2008



Hi Everyone
I'm still enjoying all the swaps from the KC Regional. I wanted to share one of my favorites.
This didn't have a name on. I'm going to start writing the stampers name down so I can remember.
Anyway this is so cute. It is a post-it note holder. This sample is using Stampin' Up! cardstock in Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point Blue and Whisper White. It also as a section on the side that was scalloped using the scallop edge punch. It's topped of with a satin ribbon that matches the Kiwi Kiss perfect.
I love this combination of Kiwi and Pacific Point.
Hope you enjoy,
Tammy