Happy Dancing

Happy Dancing

Thursday, February 28, 2013


were used to make the purse and
were used to make the handles.
Punch the small oval punch first, then use
the medium punch to create a handle.

Sentiment is from SU:
A Word for You

using the SU Cupcake punch

This Pinterest card was my inspiration!

Sunday, February 24, 2013


Here's quite a comprehensive list of sentiments that I found on a website that may come in handy for us card makers!

Card Message Ideas

So you’ve chosen the perfect gift, but now you can’t think of what to say on the card! Don’t despair. Use our categorized message wording samples to get your creative juices flowing and help you create the perfect enclosure card!

  • It’s your Birthday! Enjoy every moment!
  • Hope your special day is filled with sunlight, smiles, laughter and love.
  • With each passing year, you grow wiser and more beautiful…you amaze me!
  • Relax and enjoy! You deserve it. These treats are calorie-free!
  • Celebrate! Celebrate! Dance to the music!
  • Hope your birthday is the beginning of a year full of happiness!
  • Don’t count the years! Count the blessings! Have a wonderful Birthday!
  • Your zest for life is your own fountain of youth! Happy Birthday!
  • Happy Birthday to someone who is forever young!
  • Wishing you many more years of joy and prosperity!
  • Happy belated Birthday. I remembered, but then I forgot!
  • Hugs & kisses & Birthday wishes!
  • ...and one of my own personal favorites: You don't look a year older and you don't act a year older...are you sure this birthday is even necessary?!
  • Enjoy this gift and know that your kindness will be remembered forever.
  • Thank you for all that you do!
  • Thank you! You have a knack for doing the nicest things.
  • Thank you for being the person you are.
  • You always know what to do to make me feel special!
  • Thank you for your kind generosity.
  • Thank you for your thoughtfulness. It really meant a lot.
  • Your kindness and caring mean so much to me.
  • Thank you for being there when I needed you most.

  • Our deepest sympathies during your time of loss.
  • May happy memories replace the sadness in your heart!
  • I was deeply saddened when I learned about _____’s passing.
  • My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow.
  • Please accept my sympathy for the loss of your grandfather.
  • As you grieve, know that we are remembering you and honoring _____’s memory.
  • We are so sorry for your loss.
  • My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
  • _____ was a constant source of inspiration to me. I will never forget him/her!
  • I know _____ experienced a great deal of suffering near the end. I pray that you will find comfort in knowing that he/she is no longer in pain.
  • Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss.
  • Know that you are never alone and that we love you.
  • Our hearts are filled with sorrow.
  • My thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • I share in your grief and send my love.
  • The memory of _____ will always be in our hearts.
  • You are in my thoughts.
  • With deepest sympathy.
  • With heartfelt condolences.
  • (Share a happy memory of the loved one if you can.)

  • Congratulations on your new bundle of joy!
  • We share in the celebration of the beautiful new life you have created!
  • Welcome to the world! We can’t wait to meet you.
  • Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful new daughter/son!
  • Wishing you all a lifetime of love, health and happiness together.
  • Congratulations on your precious new arrival. We hope you are all doing well.
  • Enjoy this special time. It passes so quickly.
  • We are filled with joy for the new addition to your beautiful family.
  • Parenthood is one of the best journeys in life. Enjoy the ride!

  • Congratulations on one of your best moments!
  • Stunning performance! Congratulations!
  • Congratulations on your shining moment! We’re sure there will be many more!
  • Congratulations to a real winner!
  • Congratulations on your new job!
  • May today’s success be the beginning of tomorrow’s achievements. Congrats!
  • A standing ovation for you!
  • Congratulations! I’m so happy for you!
  • This calls for a celebration!
  • Congratulations! You’re on your way to great things!
  • Congratulations on your success!
  • Mazel Tov!
  • Congratulations! You did it!

  • Warmest wishes for a speedy recovery!
  • I am sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. Get well soon!
  • Sending you warm regards and hopes that you will get well soon!
  • Hope you’re back on your feet again soon!
  • Here’s something to help you relax and get well.
  • Sending sunny thoughts to brighten your day. Get well soon!
  • Hope you’ll get well and come back soon. We miss you!
  • Hope this gift brightens not only your room, but your spirits as well.
  • I am praying for a quick recovery for you.
  • I hope this gift makes your recovery a little more pleasant.
  • You’re in our thoughts and prayers. Get well soon!
  • Here’s a little something to help those long days pass by quickly.

  • May your new home be filled with laughter and love!
  • Welcome home!
  • Here are some snacks to help get you through the unpacking. Enjoy!
  • May your new home be the foundation for many happy memories!
  • Have a wonderful life in your new home!
  • We’re so glad you’re here!
  • Welcome to our little corner of the world!
  • Celebrate your arrival with these special treats. Welcome!
  • Wishing you both a warm welcome!
  • Shalom!

  • Wishing both of you a world of happiness and joy on your wedding day!
  • Congratulations to a beautiful couple!
  • May you celebrate every day together the way you have celebrated today!
  • Everything beautiful begins with love.
  • Wishing you a wonderful journey as you build your new life together.
  • Congratulations on your wedding day!
  • May the years ahead be filled with lasting joy.
  • Wishing you both the happily ever after you deserve.
  • For two special people on a very special day.
  • To the perfect couple.
  • Mazel Tov!

  • We apologize for the blunder and hope you haven’t lost confidence in us.
  • Our sincerest apology for the inconvenience our error has caused.
  • We are so very sorry about the mix-up. Hope you’ll give us another chance.
  • Please accept my sincere apology for…
  • I’m wrong. You’re right. I’m sorry.
  • How could I be so careless! Please forgive me.
  • I hate it when I make a fool of myself. Hope you’ll accept my apology.
  • Oops! I blew it. Please forgive me.
  • I deeply regret what I said.
  • I’m sorry. Can we be friends again?
  • I hate me, too. Can you ever forgive me?

Friday, February 22, 2013


 Here's a get well card I made for my dear MIL.
I LOVE this retired SU stamp set called Garden Collage!



showing added sparkles -
It really adds glitz to the overall look!

For a list of Copic markers used for this card
and more cards using this stamp set,

Monday, February 18, 2013



Had to buy this Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
after I saw it on this Rachel-made card!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Ribbon and Eyelet Embellishment

Must try this ribbon and eyelet technique from
IT'S BRILLIANT and I have so may eyelets!

Here's her idea copied directly from her site:

Step 1: Gather materials. You can do this at any step of the card process. In this photo, I am about 1/2 done. You will need 2 colors of ribbon, an eyelet, an eyelet setter, and a pair of scissors. This is a great time to use ribbon scraps!

Step 2: Set the eyelet. Don't worry about getting a smooshed look. Set it tightly to get a big hole. The smooshed look is not likely to be seen, especially with 2 ribbons.

Step 3: With your 1st ribbon (apricot for this card), wrap it around the edge of the card and tie it only once. Don't make a 2nd tie to secure it.

Step 4: Slip the 2nd ribbon (mustard on this card) underneath the apricot ribbon.

Step 5: Tie the mustard ribbon over the apricot ribbon. You will need to pull the ribbons to secure it. Go back and forth between the apricot and mustard ribbons as you tighten it to your satisfaction. Be careful not to pull so tight (like on this card) that it tears the card base.

Follow the link to see a card with wider ribbon. I think it's actually easier with wider ribbon, but that's just me. {wink} Ballet Sophia

Follow the link to see a card with skinnier ribbon (I like that word "skinnier". Wish it explained me. LOL!) There's more room and allows side to side ties. It's also a lot easier to thread both ribbons through the eyelet. Paper Piecing Jimbo & the Gang
Step 6: Finish your card! (Recipe below)

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes (SU)
Paper: white, apricot appeal, more mustard
Ink: black, apricot appeal, more mustard, SU apricot appeal marker, Copic markers (YR23 yellow ochre, Y23 yellowish beige, R29 lipstick red, CO cool gray
Accessories: CB Swiss Dots and Birds & Swirls, scallop square punch, eyelet, ribbons, diamond Stickles, sponge
Wish RAK Items: CB Swiss Dots and Birds & Swirls, scallop square punch

Saturday, February 9, 2013


Here's one more Card Divas' card
that we made at our last meeting.

I did the sentiment and black rectangle outline using Word, but
it could be created using any sentiment stamp and a rectangle
piece of chip board or clear acrylic sheet. Simply trace
around the chip board using a fine tip black
marker such as a MICRON Pigma 03 black marker.
The inside rectangle piece of card stock
is raised with foam tape to give a 3D effect
and adding Crystal Stickles randomly to some of the
lines on the big flowers and the centers of
the smaller ones gives this
card some glitz and a nice finishing touch!

STAMP SET: Fifth Avenue Floral
INK: Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink
All products by Stampin' UP

Thursday, February 7, 2013


For magazine style card holder
tutorial and video, click HERE

For card information, click HERE.

For card information, click HERE.

Saturday, February 2, 2013


Here'a a quick tutorial to make
this paper craft - no adhesive needed!

Take a 5" x 8" double-sided piece of light weight 
DSP and trace the shape of a heart at the top
Single-sided DSP works just fine, too.
(See sheet on left in photo)

Cut out the heart shape then
use a border punch along the
opposing 5" side

Fold up the border edge about 1/2" short
of the heart shape edge
and use a bone folder along the fold

At the folded edge, mark a point at 2.5"

Fold up each side at 45 degrees
at the 2.5" mark

Fold border punch edge down over flaps
and use bone folder on fold

Fill heart with the treats of your choice -
I used Ferrero Rocher chocolates
from Costco.

HINT: Make a template for your heart

shape to mass produce this craft

I also used a glue dot

to hold the treat in place.