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Three on Thursday

Its a new year and with that comes a new Three on Thursday! This week’s class has some adorable cards, and many of the stamps you may already have in your stash! Each week I do a YouTube Live video, and I make three cards for you. This is what we did this week! Let’s take a look, shall we?

Isn’t this card just adorable? I have always loved the little faces, but never used them, because they were individual, and I was afraid that I would make them look wonky! This card was inspired by a card done by Jodi Collins, and of course, I had to put my own spin on it!

There is some paper piecing involved with the coffee cup, but it is super easy to do, and it just looks so cute! I love the detail on the wood planks!

And, of course, we can’t forget the inside! I don’t normally stamp a sentiment on the inside, but this card just screamed for something more! So, stamp I did! It’s fun to pair different stamp sets together, don’t you think?

I have a realtor friend who shares houses all the time, and I love it when she shares the congrats pics and all the fun doorstep drops that she does! So, this card is dedicated to her! The design itself is inspired by a few different cards, by Janne KE, Brenda Rose, and Kelly Baxter. (I almost wonder if I should have put some string on it to make it look like an old fashioned hanging framed photo, what do you think?)

The coloring was super fast, as I didn’t do any shading. Just a few markers, and you are done! I love that even with this paper, you could totally make this house a different color!

Of course, you can’t forget the inside, nor the envelope! Just quick little bits and it just makes everything 100 times better! So simple!

Last, but not least, we have this super fun card! This is definitely old paired with new! I really wanted to go for that flying banner look, and I think I nailed it!

Different layers of foam tape make the plane pop out between the clouds!

And, of course the inside and envelope!

I hope that you have enjoyed this week’s cards! I have listed all of the supplies below. If you have any questions that aren’t answered in the video or this post, please let me know, and I will be happy to answer them for you!

Michelle's Signature

Coffee Card:

Skylark Paper Pack

White Daisy Cardstock

A2 Card Bases & Envelopes

Desserts a la Whirl Z3957

Hey Friend B1845

Slimline Stitched Card Front & Background Z4651

Black Lepen

Brown Grey Blend TriBlend Marker

Blending Brush

Toffee Ink

Intense Black Ink

Tombow Mono Air Adhesive

Glue Dots

Foam Tape

Thin Foam Tape

2×2 Acrylic Block

1×3 Acrylic Block

House Card:

Skylark Paper Pack

White Daisy Cardstock

Limeade Cardstock

5×7 Card Base & Envelope

Memory Lane

Home Sweet Home Z3755

Howdy Neighbor Z3918

Oval Frame Thin Cuts Z4295

Intense Black Ink

Tombow Mono Air Adhesive

Shaker Window Foam & Acetate – Oval Z5031

Red Brown Blend Tri-Blend Marker

Gold Yellow Blend Tri-Blend Marker

True Blue Shades Tri-Blend Marker

Dull Green Blend Tri-Blend Marker

Ice Grey Shades Tri-Blend Marker

3×3 Acrylic Block

Misti Stamping Tool

Plane Card:

Skylark Paper Pack

White Daisy Cardstock

Slimline Card Base & Envelope

Dreams Take Flight Z3703

Looking Forward – January 2024 SOTM

Intense Black Ink

Tombow Mono Air Adhesive

Fancy Borders Thin Cuts Z3682

Foam Tape

Thin Foam Tape

2 x 3 Acrylic Block

1×3 Acrylic Block

Old & New, the next H2H Challenge!

Hey guys!  It’s time for another challenge!  This one was super fun to do!  It was one of those cards that changed about 15 million times from concept to finish!  Have you had that happen before?  I’ve had cards that evolve as I am making them, but not many that change as many times as this one did!

So, Old and New.  Well, I have a bunch of new(er) products on this card.  I’ll name them at the bottom, but can you find them all before you see the list?


I decided that I wanted to go with a slimline card.  I grabbed one of the old CTMH books to get a sketch to use.  Then I just went to town!  I did a bunch of stamp surgery and even more masking, and I don’t know about you, but I just LOVE LOVE LOVE how this card turned out!



I even added a sentiment on the inside of the card!  (which, I don’t normally do, but I just didn’t have enough room on the outside!  LOL!!)



This card just makes me so happy!  It’s kind of ridiculous how much so!!  LOL!  Oh! I might need to grab a pen and add a comma after coffee and glitter…. hmmmm . . . what do you think?


Oh, and the “old”  It is both the older CTMH book (retired) and the packing material that I had, to use for the coffee cup sleeves!


Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope my card has inspired you!  If so, come on over to the H2H challenge blog and play along!  Plus, you can see all of the other designers’ creations!

~ Michelle


CTMH Items Used:

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A Lovely Box of Chocolate!

Todays Naught a Card Nor a Layout project is a little-ish box for chocolate!  (or some other goody!)  I found this idea some time back, and decided to make a bit of a change.  (If this is the second time you are seeing this, I apologize!  But this time, it has the photos!)

I love the idea of it opening like a book, so that’s how I started!  My cardstock isn’t as long as her’s is, apparently, so I had to make a few changes.  The ribbon I used is no longer available, but it worked so well with this project!

Once you open the ‘book’, you have a spot to the left that you can add a note.  Then there is a box to open that you can fill with chocolate or candies or whatever you little heart desires!

I had so much fun making this little window scene!!  Instead of foam, I did multiple cuts of the window die cut, and glued them together.  

I do love my little coffee set, so I went with that for the front.  Maybe I will include some yummy coffee packs inside!

I hope you love my little project!!  It makes me smile every time I look at it!  (I might have to keep it around for a little bit, just because it makes me so happy!)

If you didn’t already know, I make custom orders for people.  Items like these, cards, frames, and so many more things!  If you have something that you are wanting, please reach out!  I would love to help you!

Thank you so much for supporting me and my small business!  I truly appreciate it!


CTMH Items Used:

Let’s Mix In some more papers!

This week’s focus is on a paper packet that doesn’t have all the extra bling stuff to go with it.  The Mix In Paper Packet is meant to mix and mingle with the paper packets in the small catalogs.  So there is a great set of colors and papers in here!  You can use this packet by itself or mix it in with the other paper packets in the book.  (or past ones as well!)



Mix-in Paper Packet (Jan–Feb)


Mix-in Coordinating Cardstock (Jan–Feb)


These are such spring like colors!  Perfect to get ready for the season to come!

I have some fun projects this week!  Make sure to check back!


Thanks a latte!

I do love these mix in papers and when you pair them with the coffee cups, they just turn out so nicely!

These cards went together so very quickly!  The pieces are nice easy sizes!  I got the sketch from Paper Players, and worked just perfectly!


The brown paper is 5 1/4 x 4 and the white paper is 3 x 4.  The mint piece is 3 x 1/2.  The coffee cozy is cut out of the brown paper, under where the white piece goes.  I put them together on my weekly FB live class, and we were done in 15 minutes!  Make sure to go and check that out!

I can’t wait to see what card you do with the pattern!  


CTMH Items Used

January/February Catalog New Product Blog Hop

Hey Friends!  I have another post for you today!  I joined up with another blog hop to show off MORE new products!  These are all products that are available in the January/February Catalog, and I am sure that you have (or will have) seen some fantastic stuff!  For today’s hop, you may have arrived from Becca’s blog, or you may have started here, either is ok!  The hop is a big circle, so you will end up back at her blog (if you started here).  If you get lost along the way, you can find the whole list over on Melinda’s blog!

Today I have another slimline card for you!  I love the colors on today’s card!  The products go well together (haha!) and as you already know, those coffee cups just make me happy!  LOL!

The card was SUPER simple to put together, and was inspired by the retired Wishes how to book.

While I did not use the slimline card base, it was my inspiration!  I used some Espresso cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock, and the current Mix In paper packet.  I will link all of the products below!  I know that you will want to add them to your stash!

I used the lightest end of the Brown Grey TriBlend Marker to add a hint of shadow on the lid for the cups.

This card went together so quickly, it was almost scary!  Definitely an easy go to card style to add to my repertoire! 

I would love to hear what you think about this card, or who you would give it to!  Leave a comment below, before you head off to Haley’s blog to see her great things!


CTMH Products Used:



Bunny loves Coffee

This week’s challenge over at Heart 2 Heart is Out with the old and in with the new.  So, I thought, why not pair the two together!  As crafters, we don’t use up our stuff often enough!  (I can see you over there, hoarding your favorite paper!)  So, I grabbed a few new things and a few old things, and made this absolutely adorable card!  Then, I did it again, on a FB live!  That means that you will get a chance to play along and make the same thing!

The Happiness Lives Here paper packet is perfect happy colors for this card!  I have listed all of the supplies below, and made them clickable, so that they are that much easier to plop into your cart!

Go ahead and hop over to my FB page to watch the Live video!

And, remember, join in on the weekly card challenge!

This week, along with the H2H challenge I participated in the JUGS challenge, this week, their challenge is to use the word HELLO.  

Each week, I will give you two different challenges or prompts to help you create some cards.  Make at least 2 cards and share them on my FB page, with the photo from this card!  I cannot wait to see what you come up with!


CTMH Products Used:



January Stamp of the month meets Whole Latte Love

It’s a new month, which means another new Stamp of the Month!  This one is one that everyone could use!  We all should be sending thank you cards, right?  This set gives you so many ways to say thanks!  And!  It’s free for VIP customers with a qualifying order! 

This card was so fun and easy to make!  I loved being able to use so many different products with it!  (and you could use ANY paper that you have in your stash, or any of the new papers available today!

I did a quick video, that I then sped up for you to watch how I made it!  I was inspired by pattern 25 in the Make it from your Heart volume 2 for this card set up!

I hope you enjoy it!

I can’t wait for all the craftiness that will happen this year!  Watch over the next week for different challenges and such that I will be adding to my blog!



CTMH Items used:

November SOTM Blog Hop – You Warm My Heart

Welcome to the November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  If you’ve been around for a while, you see that I participate in these sometimes.  It is fun to see all the different card creations that people come up with (and layouts too!!).  This month, the stamp is SUPER adorable!  (It has to do with coffee and tea, so, of course I would love it!)  Today you should have arrived from Haley’s blog.  But, if you started here, no worries, you will make it back around to her blog!


This card turned out suuuuper cute!  I thank Andrea Sherman for doing a Youtube tutorial for this card!  Mine is different, mostly because I didn’t have all of the supplies that she did.  But, I wanted to show you that that’s ok!  You can still take inspiration from something and make it your own!  I even did a FB live with it today, giving you some tips with the liquid pearls and stickles!  You will want to watch that!

Here you can see the stickles and the different pearls!  I am seriously IN LOVE with these pearls!  You guys, they are AMAZING!



When I was doing the video, I had an idea to add some of the pearls to the poinsettias at the bottom.  What do you think?  With or without the red pearls?


So, what did I use for these fabulous cards?  Well, most of the supplies are pretty basic!  I used some of the paper from the Wood Grain paper pack, I used White Daisy Cardstock and some Espresso cardstock.  The rest is ink and ‘fun’ stuffs!

So, let’s start with the measurements, shall we?

Now the inks that I used:

Other tools I used:

And the Fun Stuff!


With this wood paper and espresso cardstock combination, you could make the cups be any color you wanted!  And the sentiment could be anything as well!  I love love love this set!  

Now, before you hop along and see what Brandi has to offer you, I would LOVE it if you would leave a quick comment!  I am POSITIVE you will get a TON of ideas with this hop!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Remember, VIP customers can earn this stamp set for free!  If you don’t have a consultant already, I would love to help you!


New Product Blog Hop!

There is a group of ladies that are showing off some of the new goodies that went live at the beginning of the month! If you didn’t start here at my blog, you should have come from Brandi’s blog. Either way, at the end, you will see who to hop along to next! I know you will have a LONG list of things that you are going to want!

Today I have a fun card for you that uses the Hawthorne papers and the new, fun coffee set and thin cuts, called Perk Up!

Can you name all of the new products on this card? I bet you will find something new everywhere!

This card features the new color of the year, Julep! it’s on the cardstock strips in the center (the light side), the ink on the coffee coozy, and the velvet trim under the cup!

I used the stitched oval shape to stamp the sentiment on, and then added some black stickles on there to give a bit of pop! I think it turned out super cute, what about you? Let me know what you think!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Now, hop on over to Kristine’s blog! And make sure to leave love along the hop, we love to know that you have seen our fun creations, and that you like them too!

Items used today:
Hawthorne paper packet
Julep Cardstock
White Daisy Cardstock
Julep Ink
Archival Black Ink
Julep Velvet Ribbon
Stitched Shapes, Oval
Perk Up Stamp & Thin Cuts