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March SOTM Blog Hop – Winged Masterpiece

Welcome, welcome, welcome!  This month’s Stamp of the month is such a pretty one!  One that you can do so many things with!  Color?  Yup!  Not color? Yup!  With sentiments that cover a whole gambit of occasions!  Today you could have arrived from Katy’s blog, or you could have started here.  Either way, you should end up back where you started!

I honestly didn’t have any idea where to start, originally, with this set.  I didn’t want to cut it out (it has no thin cuts), but didn’t want to leave it blank, either.  I wanted to color it, but have been using my markers a lot recently, so decided to go with watercoloring, but decided to use the inks instead of the watercolor pencils that we carry.


I wanted to go with the colors of the In This Together paper packet.  The purple stripes is actually a zip strip from one of those papers.  I really love how this card turned out!  The little brush strokes outside of the frame, the coloring (even though it isn’t perfect), the colors, and the whole thing!  I hope you like it as well!


I triple layered the frame, to give it some substance on the card front, and I think that helps it pop all that much more!

Thanks again for stopping by!  Hopefully you will leave a little note below before you hop over to Krista’s blog!  Enjoy the rest of the blog hop!



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Doodled Birthday Wishes

We all need birthday cards, because everyone has a birthday!  I was inspired by another consultant who did something similar, so had to give it a try!

I grabbed my Make it from your Heart book, and viola!  These fun cards were born!

I always say, if you are making one, you might as well make two!  And since I was making them in one color, I might as well do a few more!  These really went together very quickly!

I think they are kind of fun, being monochromatic!  I grabbed some of the Blossom papers that read as one color, and went with it!  Add some Lagoon, Nectarine, and Green Apple inks, and you are good to go!

I hope these fun cards inspire you!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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Party Time meets Every Thank You

Yaaay!  It’s Friday!  That means that there is another project with the Stamp of the Month!  January’s Stamp of the month has been so fantastic for making thank you cards!  It’s hard to believe that there are only just a couple of days left to be able to get it!

This card was sooooo fun to make!  It just came together so quickly!  Even with the extra little ‘add ons’ that I kept doing!

So, this card uses the Party Time paper packet, with a bit of mink and lemonade papers tossed in, too!  I love how easy it is to use the Thin Cuts to give the card extra pizazz!


That adorable little envelope!  it’s so cute!  and it fit this heart stamp so perfectly!


I even gussied up the inside!  it’s fun to have the nice little surprise on the inside when you open it up!


Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you like this fun little card!  All the items are linked below!


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It’s time for Party Time!

Now, this paper packet has been around for a bit, since it’s in the Core Catalog, but it is SOOOO fun!  It’s perfect to have on hand for birthdays!  Everyone knows someone with a birthday!!  I know that I have some great projects for you this week!!  I can’t wait!

There are so many embellishments and such that would work well with this paper packet!  And this is a LARGE packet!  Just look at all that paper!!

Take a look at what all you can get with it!  And meet me back here, and on my FB page this week for more projects!



Party Time Paper Packet


Party Time Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet


Party Time Coordinating Cardstock


Wishing You Everything Stamp + Thin Cuts


Birthday Borders Stamp + Thin Cuts


Thanks for stopping by!  I will see you later this week!

Sweet Safari Gift Box

Happy Thursday!  It is fun each week to show you something that isn’t a card or a layout.  Those are the ‘easy’ go to things to show off with paper, but you can do so much more with it!


Today I have this adorable gift card box for you!

I used the silver star confetti shaker bits for the inside.  (I maybe used a bit too much)

When you stand the box on it’s side, you can clearly see the message inside the shaker window!  (see what I mean about maybe a bit too much?)  

One of the great things about this little box, is that it’s a die that you can run through your machine!  Makes things SUPER simple!!  It took longer to color the balloons than it did to put the rest of the box together!



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April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop – O-fish-ally Awesome

Welcome one, welcome all! Ok, so that sounds like it’s a circus today, but it’s just time to jump into the pond with the rest of us! Since we can’t do that right now in person, let’s do it virtually! This is going to be O-Fish-ally Awesome!! (hahaha!) So, you should have gotten here via Becca’s blog, but if not, that’s ok! You can start here and follow the fishy tails! If you get lost along the way, Melinda has the whole blog hop list up here.

So, let’s get swimming, shall we? I went crazy pinning a BUNCH of ideas for this set, because it’s just adorable! And with so many fish options, who couldn’t find a good reason for using it?? So, I picked this one to be inspired by, and just started coloring!

I used a handful of the Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to color everything in, after stamping it in intense black ink. Then I cut them all out by hand using our micro tip scissors! (they give some great fine line details!)

Next, I did some ink blending. I started with bluebird ink and then moved to sapphire ink. I just LOVE how much depth there is to this coloring! (I truly am amazed!!) Then I needed to add in the bubbles. At first I was thinking of using water drops, but then I decided that I wanted to actually use the bubbles in the stamp set. So, I loaded them onto three different 1×1 blocks, and stamped them with linen ink! (There really is a use for this ink color, I promise!!) It is very light, but it looks like it lifted some of the blue color, but still also stamped in the linen color where it was white (or mostly white)! I did swipe the stamps after every press with the shammy, so that I didn’t transfer any of the blue ink to the linen ink pad!

I stamped one of the coral pieces in evergreen ink at the bottom. I also stamped one of the seaweed pieces with the linen ink, so that I would know how to place it, and it wouldn’t ruin anything if I wasn’t perfect in placing it! Then I used the tombow glue to add my seaweed pieces to the bottom of the card, and also the fishes that are flat on the card front. I used some thin 3-D foam tape for a few of the fishes, to give some dimension to this not so many layer card! (I can’t and won’t call it a CAS (Clean and Simple) card, since it does have things attached to it, whereas a CAS card does not.)

I got everything glued on, and realized I hadn’t done my sentiment yet! OH NO!! I was terrified! I know you know how that felt! I didn’t want to do it, I was debating just leaving it blank, and maybe putting something on the inside! I didn’t want to mess it up! LOL!! So, I consulted hubby (who really liked the card!) and we came up with something fun. So, first I grabbed a ruler and made a SUPER light line on my card, in pencil. Then I worked backwards with my sentiment, since I wanted it on the right side of the card. I used the Simply Said alphabet to stamp the word “OLD!”, and then I used some tape and masked off the word ‘awesome’ from the sentiment. (I did test it on a scrap piece first, just so that I knew it would look good!) Success!! It worked! The only little annoying part, is there was a hair on the stamp! (or ink pad, not sure, but darn cats!) If that’s the only ‘ooo-bo’, I’m ok with it! LOL!

I would LOVE to hear what you think of this card! Who would you send it to? What might you have done differently? After you leave me a comment, please hop over to Miss. Carrie’s Creations, because (a) she’s next and (b) she ALWAYS has fantastic things to share!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Shop your stash Saturday ~ Skimpy supplies

Welcome back to another Shop your Stash Saturday!

I know that if you are seeing this, you likely have a stash of paper that you either didn’t use because you completed the first project, and didn’t get back to it, you love it and don’t want to use it, or any number of reasons.

Today I have just a bit of the “A Slice of Happy” cardmaking workshop your way. As you can see, I don’t have much of this kit left! I cannibalized it for other projects! Until this project, I had never inked up the stamp set that came with it! I love the set, and I don’t know why I didn’t use it . . . too many projects, not enough time, I think!

So, I started with the directions, and had to adjust, since I didn’t have as much paper as it called for! Just one sheet of 12×12 B&T, 1 sheet of whisper cardstock, and a partial piece of sapphire cardstock.

I wanted some of both cards, and wanted more that just 2 of each, so . . . math time it was! I figured out that I could get 4 cards of each design with what paper I had! Woohoo!!

So, here’s what I did:

From my 12×12, I cut 3 pieces that were 3 3/4 x 12.

Then, I cut 2 of those pieces into 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 pieces, which gives you four pieces.

From the remaining 3 3/4 x 12 piece, I cut 4 pieces that were 1 1/4 x 3 3/4, and four pieces that were 1 1/2 x 3 3/4.

You should have a couple of scraps that are 1 x 3 3/4. Cut each of these to 1/2 x 3 3/4.

You are all done cutting the B&T piece! Yaay!

Now, for the Whisper, I cut a 4 x 12 strip and cut that down to 3 x 4, which gives you four pieces.
Then I cut another 4 x 12 piece, and cut that down to four pieces that were 1 1/2 x 4.

Now the sapphire. For that one, all I did was cut four pieces that were 3/8 x 4.

Oh, the white daisy might be important too, yes? Four pieces that are 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 and four pieces that are 4 x 1 3/4. Plus a scrap that is about 4 x 4, to stamp the stars on.

Then, it’s just as easy as just layering all of the pieces together to make the cards!

These cards came together very quickly! The longest part was the coloring of the pizza!

So, shop your stash! Complete a project that you have just set aside for ‘another time’, crunch some numbers and do something like I did, or mix it up and do both!

I bet you can find something that needs to be done! Show me when you complete it! I would love to see!

Thanks for stopping by!

Oh, and yes, I have a few more tiny scraps, but that makes me happier than a 12 x 12 sheet that is doing nothing!

Happy Birthday with Craft On

If you watched my Facebook live on Sunday, you heard that I haven’t had a chance to do much crafting this last week! Well, I decided that I would participate in a few challenge blogs! So, I came up with this card fairly quickly, since I was using the sketch from Case This Sketch #330, and I went with the AAA Birthday challenge of ‘for the girls’. Their challenge blog is ALL about birthdays! It is such a great blog to go and check out! You will find ALL sorts of ideas for birthday cards! I decided to round it off with Time Out Challenge’s prompt this fortnight, which was a prose from Oscar Wilde. “With Freedom, Flowers, and the Moon, who could NOT be happy?” Hence the flowers from the Craft On paper pack! I was also going to play along with another challenge, but I missed part of it, but that’s ok, I still like how this card turned out!

I used the shaker thin cuts for both the circle and the frame, the shaker window foam and acetate for the shaker part, and I filled it with bits and pieces from the gold sequin mix, and a few of the smaller pearls. I used the happy birthday sentiment from the Hippo-Partymus stamp set stamped in Archival Black ink.

I hope you like my little card! It went together very quickly! Plus, I have found a few fun challenge blogs to play along with! I would love it if you left a little note to let me know what you think!

Thanks for stopping by!

All products used are CTMH unless otherwise noted:
Craft On Paper Packet
Window Shaker Thin Cuts
Window foam and acetate
Gold Sequin Mix
Micro Glue Dots
White Daisy Cardstock
Archival Black Ink
Thin Foam Tape
Liquid Glass
Fiskars Aluminum Rail Paper Trimmer

Man Card Monday ~ It’s Your Day!

Welcome back to another Man Card Monday! I don’t know about you, but I am loving this fun series! I do hope you are enjoying them too!

Today I have this fun card for you. I have used Ruby and Charcoal cardstock paired with a striped paper from the Feels Like Home paper pack.

Here are the dimensions for today’s card:
Ruby: 4 x 11 & 2 3/4 x 4 1/4
Charcoal: 5 3/8 x 3 7/8
Stripes: 2 5/8 x 4 1/8 & 1/2 x 4
White Daisy: 5 3/8 x 3 7/8 & 3 1/4 x 4 1/2

I got the idea from this card that I found on Pinterest. She doesn’t give her dimensions, and I hadn’t looked for them before I made the card, so I came up with some of my own.

Make sure to watch the video to find out all of the how to’s on making this card!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I look forward to seeing you again next week!

~ Michelle

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    Feels Like Home Paper Pack
    White Daisy Cardstock
    Ruby Cardstock
    Charcoal Cardstock
    Whisper Thick Twine
    ShinHan Touch Twin Marker, Warm Grey 7
    Years of Sweetness Stamp Set
    Liquid Glass
    Tombow Tape Runner
    Black and White Dots
    Micro Tip Scissors
    Piercing Tool
    3-D Foam Tape
    Fiskars Paper Trimmer
    Needle Threader

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    Free Birthday Hugs!

    Hey everyone! It’s another week, which means it’s another challenge over at Heart 2 Heart Challenges! This week is “By The Numbers”.

    Today I went very VERY subtle with the challenge. I saw this card on Pinterest, and thought that it would be super fun to make, of course, adding my own twist to it!

    So, I used the I Heart Us papers, because they are so fun! The striped ‘rainbow’ paper is one of my favorite in the pack! (Plus, with using it, this card will qualify to play along with The Paper Players Color Challenge PP432)

    Here you can see that I stamped the numbers as the background behind the sequins in the shaker window. I used the numbers from the March Stamp of the Month, This Happened. I lined them up on one block and stamped them with linen ink, so that it would be a super subtle background. Then I used the Simply Said alphabet to stamp the word BIRTHDAY in archival black ink, mostly centered, but not quite. (on accident, I wanted it centered, but I think it still looks ok! LOL) Then I used the “free hugs” sentiment from the Sticky Notes stamp set, to stamp above and below the BIRTHDAY in lagoon ink.

    I used the shaker window foam & acetate to create the shaker bits on this card. I know, it’s square, and you are wondering how the heck I did that, right? Well, I used the squares from the center of the foam circles to create the outline on the shaker bits, and then added the loose sequins. I attached a few of them with the micro glue dots, so that when it sits up, they don’t all fall to the bottom. I put the acetate on top, making sure that all of the corners were covered, and then just trimmed off the extra acetate, to make it be a square!

    The white ribbon adds just the right amount of texture to the card to finish it off!

    I hope that you enjoyed my card! I hope you go over and play along with the Heart 2 Heart challenge! There are some great examples over there, so it should give you a few ideas of things that you can do to add some numbers to your projects!

    Thanks for stopping by! I would love it if you leave a comment for me about my project!

    Until next time,


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