Cherish the Moments

Here’s an adorable card for your stash.  Make a stack and have handy for your next baby shower.  This can be nicely adapted for a baby boy just by swapping ink and ribbon as one of my customers did using Baja Breeze Pleated Satin Ribbon with Marina Mist cardstock and ink,

Inspired by:  Gretchen Barron

Paper:  Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride and Whisper White Cardstocks, Nursery Nest Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Marina Mist
Tools & Accessories:   Sizzix Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 3/8" Satin Pleated Ribbon in Pink Pirouette, Eyelet Border Punch, Pretty in Pink Classic Ink and Stampin' Dimensionals.

Posted on : Apr 03 2012
Posted under Baby |

CAS Wedding Card

CAS Wedding Card

Stamps:  Love & Laughter, Tiny Tags

Ink:  Versamark

Paper:  Whisper White, Brushed Silver, Silver Glimmer Paper

Tools & Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool,  Powder Pal, Jewelry Tag Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Silver Cord (retired), adhesive

Posted on : Feb 20 2012
Posted under Engagement & Wedding |

Pears with Pizzazz

Pears with Pizzazz

The paisley pattern from the Spice Cake DSP series was not one of my favorites but the more I look at, the more I’m loving it.   The subtle layers mellow the paisley which enhances the card without overshadowing the focal point.   We made this card at my Stamp Camp yesterday.  

Stamp Sets:  Always Thankful
Paper:  Spice Cake Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, River Rock, Pear Pizzazz
Ink:  Soft Suede & Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Houndstooth Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Perfect Pennant Die, Circle Punch Circles #2 Die (2” Circle),  1 3/4 " Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Pear Pizzazz ½” Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Blender Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals & adhesive

Posted on : Oct 16 2011
Posted under Fall & Thanksgiving, Thank You |

Last but not least, Jayne & Mary


This is my page.  I opted not to use any of the Island Oasis designer series paper because my top was pretty busy by itself.  I do love using the eyelet border punch, half pearls and ribbon for embellishments so that's what I did.


This is my daugher Mary who is the mother three precious little boys.  They are smart, handsome and congenial.  I am so richly blessed to have them in my life.

This is the last of the 26 pages of our scrapbook for Jenna.  All of the embellishments were hand-made using Stampin' UP! Sizzix dies or punches.  We did a lot of layering to create color without taking away from our focal photo.  The Digital Design Studio came in handy when we had multiple photos on a given page.  

My next big project will be the Family Cookbook.  Any ideas? 

Posted on : Jul 11 2010
Posted under Scrapbooking |

Eyelet Borders


Eyelet Borders

Today’s card is clean and simple (CAS) featuring layered eyelet borders.  The base of the card is made from  Always Artichoke.  Next comes the layers of the To the Nines DPS.  The large paisley print is cut at ¾ x 4 inches (on the left) and 3 x 4 inches (on the right).  The smaller print in the center is cut at 1¼ x 4 inches. 

Next is a 2¼ x 5 strip of Very Vanilla cut on both edges with the eyelet border punch.  Layer with a strip of Always Artichoke cut at 1¾ x 5 also edged with the eyelet border punch.  (See below for a tip on using border punches).  Use a small amount of adhesive to connect the layers and mount the unit onto the card.  Wrap with Very Vanilla ⁵⁄₈” grosgrain ribbon and tie a simple knot. 

The sentiment from the Oval All set was stamped on Very Vanilla with Always Artichoke.  Next, rub the back of the image with waxed paper and use the Punches Plus Classy Brass Stencil oval with a light box to emboss the image for a subtle enhancement.  Punch a scrap of Always Artichoke using the Oval Scallop Punch and mount the sentiment.  Use Dimensionals to adhere to the card.


Stamps: Oval All
Paper: Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, To the Nines DSP
Ink: Always Artichoke
Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Oval Punch, Punches Plus Classy Brass Stencil, Wax Paper. Light Box, Very Vanilla Ribbon, Dimensionals. Adhesive

Thanks for stopping by.

Posted on : Aug 08 2009
Posted under Gift Card |

Border Punch Tip


 The red line on the photo indicates the center of the punch.


Along the back of the punch are guidelines.  Center your paper using the guidelines.  Make your first punch. 


Move your cardstock to the left/right to punch the rest of your border.  Use the silver images on the punch to align previously punched sections.   Place the punche area precisely over the silver images until you can no longer see any of the silver. Then punch again.  Move your paper along until you reach the end.



Using these simple steps makes it a cinch to consistently align borders for layering and keep the pattern even on both sides of your card.

Posted on : Aug 08 2009
Posted under Techniques |