Mini Album Tags using Echo Park Bewitched

September 18, 2018

Good morning,

I am popping on here for a quick share of a couple tags I created for a design team project. I am working on a mini album and looking for different ways to incorporate the 4×4 cut a-parts from the Bewitched line from Echo Park. They didn’t do a full line with the usual accessories so I have only the 12×12 paper and sticker sheets ( not even a 6×6 pad) to decorate the graphic 45 mini album.

Time to get creative!

For my “Stay a Spell” tag I used one of the new Graphic 45 tag dies. These are great to cover their ready made tags but they are easy to piece and create from scratch as well. I put together some card stock and one of the 4×4 cut a-parts and ran them together through my Sizzix Big Shot.

To create the quick and simple glitter line I used 1/4 inch SCOR tape and Ivory Sands Pure Sheen from my Tonic Studios craft kit. The subtle shades of gold seem to work well with this collection! I finished up by using the Nuvo glitter gloss pen in clear to add a littler shimmer to the stars in the night sky.

For the Candy Tag, I used the same die and another 4×4 cut apart with card stock, pieced together in the die then ran it through. I then added the broom and candy stickers from the collection sticker sheet. Within minutes I had tags and another way to incorporate the cut a-parts into a mini album. I finished it with the Nuvo glitter gloss in clear on the dark purple candy and broom. It might be hard to see in these pictures.

I am hoping to be done with the album by the end of the week, so hopefully you will be back to see the completed video!

Thanks again for visiting,

Until next time…..

A box​ full of Doggie Cuteness – Digital Stamps

March 9, 2018

Good Morning,

Being apart of this Design Team for If you give a Crafter a Cookie is stretching my crafting into the coloring area. This is a huge for me as growing up I was always told I didn’t color right. I either didn’t color in the right direction or within the lines or the right color, this created a bit of confidence issue throughout my life.

However a few years ago Copic Markers enter my life, and things began to change. These amazing marker’s ink would flow out smooth, filling an image with color almost flawlessly when dried. However even with this, when I started with this Design Team, I still wanted to shy away from anything colored. While I have improved, I am still on the low of “novice.”  I promised to push myself and the adorable digital stamp being offered by Imagine that Digistampsto us was just too cute to pass up.


In fact, they have a lot of large variety of super cute Digital Stamps. It is worth the perusal.

To make this card, I used the “print and cut” feature of my silhouette cameo to isolate the circle image with the text.

The box with the dog image I also isolated the image from the surrounding white space and border. Once I was able to do that I printed it. Then I created a mirrored outline of the image. Due to the size of the image, I couldn’t weld it together and cut it as one piece. I did create a hinge piece, welded it to the outline side of the card and created a “scor” line by using a dashed line. Once cut it was easy to fold and attach the two pieces at the box edge.

To color the image I used Copic Markers:

  • 110 Black
  • E21 Baby Skin Pink
  • E13 Light Suntan
  • E29 Burnt Umber
  • B29 Ultramarine
  • C6 Cool Grey
  • R29 Lipstick Red.

I also had some “Ice Stickles” it has larger glitter flakes in it, to add some sparkle.

As you can see I still have a ways to go with my coloring. But, I hope by sharing my novice skills, it inspires anyone else who feels they can’t do it, to try it.

If you have any questions on how I did this with the Cameo or just want to comment (but please be gentle about the coloring) please see the box below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time…


Make Music for Challenge Blog (

March 8, 2018

Good Morning,

I  have been working with a challenge blog If You Give a crafter a Cookie…. as part of their Design Team since January.  Using beautiful photos of decorated cookies (Pintrest) as the theme/ inspiration for a two week challenge. This week it is music. all I wanted to do was eat the beautiful delicious looking cookies. I started three different projects for this and finally went with a basic card with a cut on my new Cameo 3.  However I would encourage everyone to hop over to the page as there was some cute cards created by the rest of the Design Team, plus knowing the talents of all of you, you should enter. There is a digi prize being offered by the sponser Sasayaki Glitter.

Here is my very basic card using some Bo bunny Double Dot cardstock, a little touch of Nuvo crystal drops, a Martha Stewart corner punch and my new Cameo.


Hope to see you on the challenge blog!

Untile next time………

Thank you gift bag

January 11, 2018

Happy 2018!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and a safe but fun new year’s celebration.  We, unfortunately, spent most of it sick with this nasty flu that is going around. On the bright side, we did get to spend time together over kleenex boxes and between coughs. That is odd you might say, but as a Mom with teenagers, I take what I can get with them. 🙂

In between, being sick and trying to finish the craft room move (so overwhelming) I did this design team project for the challenge site Deanne offers challenges based on these yummy decorated cookie pictures she finds on Pinterest. Participants in the challenge can make a card, project, scrapbook page, etc. inspired by the cookie decorations, this first one of the year is kicking off today with a “Thank You” theme.


I decided to do a “thank you” bag using my cameo and some older Bo Bunny that I thought went well with these inspiration cookies. Dt crafter a cookie - thank you2

I found this  Scallop Favor Bag Design #143525 in the Silhouette Design Store. It has all the pieces you see here, making it a matter of picking your paper and deciding your message on the tag. The bag base comes together in one piece and has pre-cut slots for the handles.

The seams are on the side and come together with some folding to which I advise using your strongest adhesive if using a heavyweight paper. (I define heavyweight anything over 65 lb )  I used a liquid adhesive, simply because lining up things takes me a couple tries otherwise I would have used a Scor tape or the red line tape.  The base comes together rather quickly.

The tag layers in the center are all part of the cut file, I choose from Bo Bunny’s Double Dot paper line. Then stamped the “thank you” with one I had from Stephanie Bernard in her Avocado green. You could use your fonts in the Cameo to cut a word as well.

One of the embellishments was the red scallop border piece. It is actually meant to go on the handles, but I felt I needed to pull a little more red out of the design paper. This is one of the reasons I like this cut file as it has so many options to make it your own.

I hope you will check out the challenge at and join us.

Here is my supply list:

  • Bo Bunny Alora Collection
  • Bo Bunny Double Dot Papers in powder blue, teal, and poppy
  • PPA (Perfect Paper Adhesive) Matte Adhesive
  • Stephanie Bernard Avocado ink


Until next time…

Gift Card pop up Box

November 13, 2017

Good Morning,

For the upcoming gift-giving season or in my household the rest of the family birthdays, I am sharing a Silhouette cut file for gift card box.  It seems as my kids get older their presents get smaller but more expensive. One of their favorites is to receive gift cards to their favorite places, this seems to hold true for their friends as well. I don’t know about you but, putting a gift card in a card always seems to lack a little something, I am always on the lookout for new ways to present a gift card.  I made this one for a friend of my son’s birthday recently, even my son liked it. He said it felt like I was giving a “present” not just a card!  The box itself is two cuts on one piece of 12×12 paper. The exterior of the box is all connected to give that interior pop. The inside hinge might be a little tricky figuring out which way it folds to lift up the gift card.

I made this one for a friend of my son’s birthday recently, it was received well, the mom even sent me a note asking how I made it.  The box itself is two cuts on one piece of 12×12 paper. The exterior of the box is all connected to give that interior pop. The inside hinge might be a little tricky figuring out which way it folds to lift up the gift card.

However, once you do it, it makes sense. The creator of this cut file has instructions on her blog which were pretty easy to follow. If you are interested I will have links to it on my supply list below.  This card also has room to add a little candy or other surprises inside as well.

The finishing touch is the shadow block letter spelling Happy, they are all welded at the bottom and fit the expanse of the box perfectly. The cursive “birthday” is a simple one layer cut. I cut it twice and layered it to make it stand out a little more.

All together this project took me 30 minutes from when I finally picked my paper. It would have been faster if I didn’t over think the hinge! 🙂

Here is my supply list with links:

  • 1  sheet of  12×12 pattern paper – reversible is best for the box.
  • 6×6 sheet of pattern paper for “Happy.”
  • One sheet of solid cardstock for Shadow on Happy and cursive birthday.
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Silhouette Design Store – 3D Pop Up Gift Card Birthday Box Design Id #63323 by Jamie Cripps
  • link to “how to”
  • Optional candy or trinkets to fill box along with the gift card
  • If you give this DIY Gift Box a try, I would love to hear how it went and what you thought.

Until next time……

P.S. To keep the coffee flowing while I create and write I have added my Amazon affiliate link to products. However I still only suggest products I think you will like and those I have had a good experience using. 

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