Happy Dancing

Happy Dancing

Friday, June 29, 2012

Swing Card and Tutorial

We made a similar card like this
at Brenda Keenan's card class
and another stamper has posted a tutorial
for a similar card HERE.

Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers, Kindness Matters (Butterfly) and
Elementary Elegance (Happy Birthday)
Spellbinders: Labels 4 Die

Monday, June 25, 2012

Our Card Chicks' Christmas in June Projects

These are the projects we made at our Christmas in June card party! Learn how to make the Kris Cross card by viewing the video here: http://tinyurl.com/kriscross

Sunday, June 24, 2012

We Have a Name!

Last night, we had a meeting of our card group and we voted on a name. We're now officially called THE CARD CHICKS! Thanks to my DH for submitting the winning entry --- You're the BEST! Here's the chick pic before I Photoshopped it and added the cards we made the night we voted on our new name!

I wish there were more hours in the day for me to play with PS!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Christmas in June

I love Christmas soooo much - and thankfully - I'm not alone! This Friday, some of my friends and family are coming over to make some cards to get a jump start on making our handmade Christmas cards!
  • Stamps by SU: Short and Sweet, Peaceful Season
  • Bird Punch: Martha Stewart
  • Red Glitter Paper by SU for birds
  • Second card done on my Cricut
  • Third card uses Labels 4 Nesties

Monday, June 18, 2012

SURPRISE! Box Tutorial

Surprise box  opened and closed

Crumb Cake & Comfort Cafe  box

OMG! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this surprise box idea AND the AWESOME video posted by Dawn Griffith! Just click on this link http://tinyurl.com/boxtutorial to make one, too! THANK YOU, DAWN!!!!

SU Crumb cake card stock #120953
  • cut a piece measuring 7 1/2" x 10"
  • score along the 10" side at 1 1/4", 2, 3 3/4", 6 1/4, 8, 8 3/4
  • score along the 7 1/2" side at 2 1/2" and 5"
SU Comfort Cafe Designer paper #126898
  • cut (6) pieces  at 1 1/8" x 2 3/8"
  • cut (4) pieces at 2 3/8" x 2 3/8"
  • cut a belly band at 1" x 11"

Thank you box  side view

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Bowler Card

I am so thrilled to have found a bowling card to case, and I found this creative use of punches from the oh! so talented Ellen Kemper on her blog HERE. To view more of her clever ideas for bowling cards, click HERE and spend some time admiring her inventiveness! HERE'S another one of my favorites by Ellen:

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Cards from Brenda's Class

Thank you, Brenda, for a night of fun
and learning new card tricks!

Stamp Set: Bright Blossoms
 Ink and Paper: Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry

Stamp Set: Forever with You (Floral Spray), Papaya Collage (Butterfly),
Petite Pairs (Sentiments), Apothecary Art (For You on Card Front)
Ink and Paper: Midnight Muse
PLUS Labels Collection Framelit

Stamps: Kindness Matters, Heard from the Heart
Punch Border: Martha Stewart

NOTE: Brenda Keenan's Blog can be found at:

Friday, June 8, 2012

Make These Paper Purses!

 I can't stop making this latest project! 

I modified the finishing touches from this wonderful how-to video shown HERE and I've included the measurements for a large and small purse below:

  • 12" square sheet of DSP
  • Score at: 4 1/4" and 7 3/4", turn 90 degrees and score at 2 1/2" and 9 1/2"
  • Straps: Cut 2 @ 5/8" x 12"
  • Flap: 2 1/4" x 5 3/4", score at 1 1/4" and 3"
  • Flap Holder: 5/8" x 3 1/4"
  • Flower: 3/4" circle and 1" circle, scrunch up each circle, layer with a small glue dot and adhere a leaf (scored in half)  using the wing from the SU bird punch
SMALL PURSE (My Favorite!):
  • 8 1/2" square sheet of DSP
  • Score at: 3" and 5 1/2", turn 90 degrees and score at 2" and 6 1/2"
  • Straps: Cut 2 @ 1/2" x 8 1/2"
  • Flap: 1 3/4" x 4 1/4", score at 1" and 2"
  • Flap Holder: 1/2" x 2 3/4"
  • Flower: 3/4" circle and 1/2" circle, scrunch up each circle and unfold slightly, layer with a small glue dot and adhere a leaf (scored in half) using the wing from the SU bird punch
...and here's a close up of the quick and easy flower used for this project:

Friday, June 1, 2012

Modified Tie Card

I modified the tie card from my previous post HERE and turned it into a graduation card with the student's school colors! Visit that previous post to view the video tutorial and download the written origami folding instructions for the tie....and click HERE to see a female version of this card.