Etsy Listing – Shirley Bassey Quote, Birthday Card


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I love the look of this card.  I’m obsessed with everything gold and so I try to add it to as many projects as I can.  That quote makes the entire card a light-hearted and fun birthday card!

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Gift tags..

I’m not a tag maker.  I mean, I make tags for Christmas, but they were never those manila tags that were shaped like tags.  So when the opportunity came along to buy some of these manila tags, I jumped at it.  It’s always nice to try something new..

I’m definitely not Tim Holtz or any of those other super talented people I see online that make these amazing tags.

But I do what I know and I like what I do..

When it came time to actually make a gift tag for a friend’s birthday party for their two boys, I was excited…

Here are the gift tags:


Materials used:

1. Lawn Fawn’s “Quinn’s ABCs” stamp set
2. Sweet Stamp Shop’s “Fall Gratitude” stamp set
3. Versafine “Onyx Black” Ink
4. Distress Ink in “Tea Dye”
5. Distress Ink in “”Frayed Burlap”
6. Hero Arts Hero Hues in “Green”
7. Tonbow Markers

These totally are my style and I love the way they came out.  They are bold and clean and simple to make.

Do you make gift tags?  I’d love to see how you do them!

Red, black and white… card #4

Here’s the last card of the first red, black and white mini-series.  I say “first” because after I finished this series, I went to blues and yellows, and then went back to red, black and white…

Here’s card #4


Supplies used:

1.  Sakura Gelly Pen in white
2.  Versa Chalk ink in white
3.  Amy Tangerine’s Ready Set Go “Hello there” stamp set.
4.  Sweet Stamp Shop “Happy Hour” Stamp Set
5.  Versa Fine Ink in Onyx Black

I made the border around the card with my white gel pen.  I freehand drew the border and loved the look of it. 


I love Sweet Stamp Shop’s “Happy Hour” stamp set.  All the cute little stars and circles and dots really help set a fun tone to any card!  I used a white chalk ink to stamp them onto the red cardstock.  I was expecting a much more prominent white stamping of the image, but the ink didn’t really give me that impression.  It’s totally ok.  In the end, I was super happy the results.


So, this leaves me at card #7 for my personal card challenge

I hope you enjoyed these cards!  I really enjoyed making them! 


Red, black and white… card #2

Continuing on with my red, black, and white mini-series, here is card #2.


Supplies used:

1.  Amy Tangerine’s Ready Set Go “Hello there” stamp set.
2.  Lawn Fawn’s “Happy Everything” stamp set.
3.  Versa Fine Ink in “Black Onyx”

The cardstock are all scraps.  I cut thin strips of white cardstock and created the little frame around the card.  I love that little frame and how the ends poke out of the corners. 

I cut a red piece of scrap cardstock into a little banner/ribbon thing..  I never know what to call that shape… pendant?! 


I love the clean and simple look of this card.  The Versa Fine black ink makes the stamped images look so crisp and clear!


Halloween Birthday

A few weeks ago, I was asked to make a Halloween birthday banner.

Awesome! I love making Halloween-themed things!

One question came to mind: Is it a orange, yellow, and white Halloween theme? Or is it a grey, black, and white with spider webs kind of Halloween theme?

My friend told me it was the orange, yellow and white theme. Perfect!

So, I cut out some fun looking pieces for the banner accents… pumpkins, bats, and candy corn!

Candy corn was an accent for all the letter panels.. it just love the effect is has just lying in the background for all those letters. Then, the spaces in between had either a pumpkin or a bat.. so much cuteness!

Have I mentioned how much I LOVE Scor-Tape!? I love it more than ATG! No more ATG gun issues for me.. it’s Scor-Tape, for the win!

Because the banner was so long, I could only get sections at a time…

I hope you had a fun and crafty Halloween!

Happy Day!


I enjoyed making this card a lot.  I was feeling super inspired and this card totally pulled together amazingly fast.

All the stamps I used were from Lilybee Designs “Persnickety” stamp set.

For the banner, I used a dark brown Staz On Ink.  In order to get the lighter effect of the ink, I stamped the image on a scrap piece of paper, then immediately stamped it where I wanted it on the card.  I forget the actual term for it, but thats what I did. 

The yellow patterned paper was from the 6 x 6 paper pad from My Mind’s Eye “Darling Dear” pad. 

The brown polka dot patterned paper was a scrap from a paper pack I received from Costco years ago..

I love the daintiness of the card without being too pink and girly.  It’s got the right amount of feminine accents without being too frilly.

I hope you enjoyed this card as much as I enjoyed creating it!

It’s a party

Last weekend, the family and I had a birthday party to attend.

Of course, I had to make a card for it.

I decided to play with some stamps that I had purchased, but hadn’t used yet.  When I buy a stamp set, it takes me awhile to break it open and use it.  It’s a whole other blog post that I may write about at a later time.

This stamp set BEGS to be paper pieced.  So, I did.


I stamped on white, lavender and pink cardstocks.  I fussy cut sections of the pin wheels and glued them down on the white cardstock.  I did this several times to create the card.


Here is the card front before I adhered it to a white card base.  Of course, silly me, I forgot to take a picture of the entire card.

The pinwheels are from Sweet Stamp Shop‘s “Wheely Like You” stamp set.  This company is quickly becoming a favorite of mine.  I really enjoy all the stamp sets that I’ve purchased from them, and I find myself buying from them almost every time they come out with new releases.. shh.. don’t tell my husband that!

The sentiment “It’s a Party” is from Lawn Fawn‘s “Just My Type, Too” stamp set.  The words on this stamp set are all separated.  I just put these three words together to create that fun little sentiment!

I absolutely love the pinwheels!  It’s such a fun little card that just seemed to come together so quickly!

I hope you like it too!