Friday, November 20, 2015

Nov. 20, 2015

It's time to start preparing for the holidays!  I am going to show you how to make this adorable window pillow box today.  Pillow boxes are a great way to package up your goodies and gift cards for the holiday season.

To start we are going to die cut the hat and scarf from the Top Dog Dies Snowman die set and then lay your pillow box flat.  Place your snowman die where you want your window and run it through your machine.

Next you are going to apply adhesive to your  acetate and then secure it to the inside of the pillow box over the place you cut your image out as shown.  All you have to do is adhere your scarf and hat and close up your box and you are all done,  Here is a closer look at all the detail you get with these dies!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Nov. 17, 2015

Shaker cards are so fun and trendy right now and I LOVE to make them.  You can make them for every occasion and it is super fun for the recipient to have an interactive card.
Today's card is made using the latest release from Top Dog Dies and the super fun snowman die set.  This die has the stitching detail on the die cut and outside the cut line which is a great detail for making shaker cards.  I filled this shaker with some metallic stars, a little bit of fake snow glitter and sequins. I added just the hat and scarf but the die set has coal for eyes, carrot nose and branches for the arms that you could add if you wanted but I was going for simple.
I am so glad you stopped by today!  Until next time...

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Nov. 10, 2015

I have a holiday card to share with you today using the latest release from Top Dog Dies.
Isn't this cardinal just amazing?  I love all the detail.  The die set comes with 2 birds some holly and this great branch with berries.  I like adding little details to my projects I think they add a lot so I added some glossy accents to the berries on my branch and sprinkled it with distress glitter.  I love how it turned out.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.  Here is a closer look of the cardinal.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Friday, November 6, 2015


Time for another CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!  This one is all about Precious Metals.
I used two stamp sets for this card Calm and Loving and Autumn Blessings.  I stamped the tree and then used the smaller leaves from Autumn Blessings to fill my tree.  Some of the leaves I foiled with some rose gold foil.  The picture really doesn't show how stunning the foiling is.
So head on over to the CAS-ual Fridays blog and play along!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Nov. 3, 2015

Who likes to start getting ready for the holidays early?  I do!!   With three kids and a full time job I really should have started in January, lol.  I have a super fun Penguin card to share with you today using the newest release from Top Dog Dies.
How cute are those penguins?  I just love this fun playful card and I bet it will bring a smile to whoever receives it this holiday season.  Here is a close up...
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Oct. 20, 2015

Do you love glitter?!  I do.  Today I have a tutorial showing you how I glitter my die cuts.
First grab some double sided adhesive sheets and adhere one side to a piece of thinner cardstock.
Next grab your die and die cut the snowman.
Peel off the top liner to reveal your adhesive.
Sprinkle your glitter over the adhesive and you have a super sparkly snowman! I like to really rub the glitter in good and burnish it with my fingers so none of the glitter falls off later.
 Here's a closer look at the finished snowman.
Thanks for stopping by today!  Go make something sparkly:)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Oct. 13, 2015

I have a spooky  card to share with you today...
This card features the Bats Die Set from TDD.  How fun is this card!?  I just love it. I used a photo overlay from Pebbles for the background which is perfect to show off those fun bats!  I also die cut the bigger bat 3 times so that I could layer the wings and give them more dimension.
That's all for today, thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Oct. 6, 2015

I love making fun Halloween goodies for my kids and co workers every year.  Last year I did the broom stick bags with cute little tags, this year I am going to do this...
So simple and cute!  I used the Halloween Pocket Page Die set from Top Dog Dies.  the set has a bunch of cute images to choose just die cut them punch a hole in the top and tie them to your treat!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 2, 2015


This months challenge is so much fun!  Who doesn't love Tic Tac Toe and then when you combine it with super fun techniques...You have a really awesome challenge.
For my card I went with Stenciling, Die cutting and embossing.  I used the Spooky stamp set and a Brand New Scallop Tag die!  The sentiment is heat embossed.  I just love how the spiders are used in the word spooky.
So head on over to the CAS-ual Fridays blog and Play along with us!!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

September 29

Have you ever been Boo'd?  I have and I love to participate in spreading a little Halloween cheer.  I have a adorable card to share with you today that is perfect to include with your goodies that you leave with someone you choose to BOO.
I used three new die sets from Top Dog Dies for this fun card, the Ghost Die Set, Pocket Page Halloween Die Set and the Wicked Witch Die Set.
The poem was stamped and heat embossed on the spider pattern paper that was die cut using the Halloween pocket page die set.  Those cute ghosts were cut from vellum, I just love googley eyes and they are perfect on these cute ghosts!  Last but not least the spider is from the Wicked Witch die set.
Here is closer look...
Do you have any fun Halloween traditions or have you ever Boo'd anyone?  I would love to hear about them.