Happy Holidays


Christmas Project 1

Hopefully, every Wednesday  I will be able to show you some designs I came up with for Christmas!  Believe or not my boys have already been listening to Christmas music and have already asked to put their trees in their rooms!  This very easy project I came up with from inspiration from the Oriental Trading catalog.


christmas mouse


You will need:  Black and Red Sharpies, Rhinestone Gems, Oval and Scalloped punches, Gumball Green ribbon, Brown sugar or Basic Gray, whisper White, Blushing Bride CS.

I ran the BSCS through the big shot and used the largest Apothecary framelit.  Punched out the Scalloped Oval in White then the oval in Blushing Bride.  Glued them together and cut them in half.  Then glued them for ears.  Colored 2 of the smaller gems in black then the larger in red, for the eyes and nose and made 6 little lines on the CS for whiskers.  I used the scoring board to find the center and lined to 2 Points up scored 3 lines 1/2 inch apart then using the trimmer cut skits in it to slide the candy cane through, to look like its tail.  I made a tiny little bow at the top and adhered with a glue dot!

I know the first graders will enjoy this!  Hope you’ll make some too!   You can also use it for a present topper, a decoration for a card or Gift Card!  Enjoy!


Stamp on Monday

charity basket 1


This was a just  cute little card and I wanted to use up some DSP.  As I was creating this card I kept adding more and more!

So layering was the key with this one!

Four you stamp set, Apothecary Framelits, Gingham DSP, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight DSP, Boho Blossoms punch, and pearls!

“Fall” into Friday’s color challenge

Any Fall themed card was today’s challenge!


warmest wishes

I was going through my stamp sets and saw this little circle stamp in the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set and thought, WOW!  That would be so cute to stamp in fall colors and it fits the 1″ or 1 1/4″ circle punch.  So I used the 1 1/4″ circle punch and centered the circle in the center of the Very Vanillla CS, Punched 3 circles then placed the CS over the crumb cake and stamped the circle images in Wild Wasabi, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie.  Propped that layer with Dimensionals and added a strip of Pumpkin Pie.  Also I used a retired stamp set from  the Hostess rewards Warmest Wishes and stamped it on a piece of scrap of Crumb Cake with Early Espresso ink.

I made this card for my mom to use for her very dear friends that are snowbirds and leave for Florida every winter.  She will be sending this card to them for Thanksgiving.

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card and thanks for stopping by!  Please visit Brandy’s Cards for more inspiration from our team of talented paper crafters!


Color Challenge Day!!!

bb chall 15

Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder and Pear Pizzazz

We seem to be catching up on the summer and spring we never had, weather wise. Here on the east coast, what another beautiful week!

All I have to say about this card is Simple!  3 flagged strips of left over CS, a quick stamp then piercing the edges with the piercing tool, on the sentiment.  A little vintage button to add a dimensional effect. Quick tip:  I always have white bakers twine on hand and if don’t have the color ribbon to match I dye it with the refill drops or the ink pad, I run it through using my bone folder and let the twine dry.

I love this sentiment because I catch myself saying something like this one all the time to myself,  no matter how crazy things in life can get!   “it’s all really good!”

To see more of our talented teams creations please visit Brandy’s cards.  Thanks for stopping by today, and have a great weekend!