Saturday, March 31, 2012

Easy Easter Basket Tutorial

Happy Saturday!
Today I was browsing around trying to get an idea for a Easter basket made out of paper. I ran across the Martha Stewart Page and seen a cute little Easter basket. However, it was a bit larger than I wanted so I changed the size around and skipped a few steps to make this basket faster and easier to make. :)

Here is the supplies you will need:
Scoring Board
Paper Trimmer
Scissors or Kraft Knife
Cardstock: Kraft, White, Green, & Any Color

First, cut a piece of kraft cardstock 6 x 6 inches and score at 2 inches and 4 inches both ways

Next, cut the corners out with a kraft knife or scissors. Then fold edges inwards.

Using the MS garden trellis punch, punch and cut white cardstock, 6 inches x2 and 9 inches x 1

Cut a piece of kraft cardstock, 1 x 6 inches. Then layer 6 inch trellis on top of each other and glue down to the kraft paper. Place aside.

Starting on the top of the edge glue down as you go wrapping the 9 inch piece of trellis all around the box. It will keep the box together.

As you can see there will be an edge. That edge will wrap around the last edge and should line up with the rest of the trellis.

Slightly curl handle and glue in the inside of the basket.

I used my fiskars small flower punch and a vine punch from Punch Bunch, but you can add premade flowers and leaves if you want....I used my scraps.... :) I placed the flowers on the side that has the finished edge and the opposite side.

Here again is the finished baskets. They are really fast to make and perfect for little gifts or table settings. Sorry I don't have any candy in them yet.....soon! You get the idea! lol

Hope you enjoyed my tutorial.....thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Easter's On It's Way!

Today I was so lucky to have the day off from work that I was able to make this card from this morning's sketch from Verve! It is the start of a new month and someday I hope to win some fabulous stamps from Verve....but meanwhile I will keep making cards with the DT's fabulous sketches.

So here is my card, since "Easter's on its Way" It is really pale in colors but my camera just wants to make it pop! lol The fun rabbit stamp is from Stamps by Judith. I bought this stamp a few years ago, so I'm not sure if she still carries it? Im sure she has other great Easter stamps to choose from though!

Side view...I just love cream colored cards....I cant seem to stop using that color for many of my bases???

Closer view: I used more Cheery Lynn Designs, flourish....and Spellbinders diecuts.

Be sure to get your cards out in time for sure will be coming quick like a rabbit!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Upon You

Hi, I finally was able to make this amazing sketch from last week's VLV March 2012 #3.
This sketch came out before St Patty's Day and I really wanted to make it with green and shamrocks, but.....that didn't happen at

So here is what I made inspirational card......I added little doves representing heaven and love. I used my cricut "Serenade" cartridge. They are 1 inch big and I made the eyes using the Liquid Pearls by Ranger.

Side view you can see I used pop dots. I used 2 spellbinders diecuts "Lacey Circles" and "Labels 20" also a little bling.

Here you can see the beautiful inspirational stamp from Heartfelt Creations called "Uplifting Scriptures" I really like this sentiment.

Hope you feel inspired by this lovely phase and God Bless you!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Heartfelt Wednesday's

Here is a card I made with the NEW "My Guy" Collection from Heartfelt Creations! Even though it is toward more of a guy can make beautiful cards and add flowers for a girl theme too! I wanted to stay with the brown tones for the western feel, but then add a pop of yellow. Daisies are perfect for a western theme. I used "Daisy Patch" diecuts from HC and just added some brads in the center for a bit of bling. For full instructions you can see it at the HC Blog.

Here is a close up shot.....I didnt stamp on the daisies, but you can use the amazing stamp from HC to go with I recently found these sheer ribbons at the dollar store when you can find a deal!

For full instructions be sure to stop by the Heartfelt Creations Blog this week....also don'tforget to vote for the new and old DT for the next term!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Wishing You....

Hi, sorry it has been a few days since I posted... again...I have been busy making projects for DT's...lots to be coming sure to come back....
I have been missing making my cards for the Viva La Verve sketches! Oh my....goodness! So I was able to make this card for the VLV March #4...I still need to make one for the prior week....plan on doing it tomorrow. :)
Here is the sketch made by the very talented Andrea Ewen...thx sweetie!

I love the basic design because there is soooo many ideas to make with this sketch...
Here is what I made in about 15 minutes.....quick huh? Well, that is because it is really all diecuts and a prima flower that happened to be the last green rose I had left....I recently used one on a card I made for my can see that post here.

I used the delicate Cheery Lynn Designs "Fanciful Flourish" I cut it up in some areas and glued other parts of the swirls together. Basically, I made two and placed the bottom part on the top too... :)
The spellbinders diecut is Fleur De Lis and I turned it sideways to fit the beautiful sentiment from Heartfelt Creations called "Simple Filler Stems" I used Donna Salazar's Mix'd Media Inx in Denim....It sure was a perfect match! Love when that happens!

Here is a closer view: Instead of using paper I used two matching ribbons to make this card fast and simple....It is clean to least that is what Im telling myself! lol

Thanks for stopping by...Love all your comments!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Heartfelt Wednesday's

Hi, Today I wanted to share with you another layout made for this week's Heartfelt Wednesday's.... It is from their new release.... "MY GUY" Collection. This young man is a photo that was given to me from Linda the amazing artist who makes all these beautiful stamps at Heartfelt Creations.
I layered all kinds of browns and blue jean papers to give this a true guy look. I cant believe I didnt use any flowers, ribbons, or lace! LOL
For the full instructions go to the Heartfelt Creations Blog.

I just LOVE these amazing horse stamps " Western Bronco Precut" and with the "Western Bronco"Diecut it sure makes them a snap to make!

Stars are perfect to use for this rustic, cowboy layout....easy to make the cardboard star look with kraft paper and a crimper.

Be sure to check out more fun designs with our DT at Heartfelt Creations Blog!
Have a great Day!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring Flowers

Hi, just sharing a card that I made recently with pink, green and white. I made a Christmas card using these colors...but have decided to keep these colors more for springtime! lol
I used more of the "My Guy" collection stamps from Heartfelt Creations. This little flower is from their "Scenery Builders". It is just the right size to display this flower....this is a 5 x 5 card.

I also used once again my new Cheery Lynn Designs "Fanciful Flourish"....

Here is a close up of the flower stamp from HC.....I added pearls and used colored prismacolor pencils.....someday hope to get to the "Copic" marker stage...but for now, this is good as it gets..... :)

Hope you have a cheerful day!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Donna Salazar's Artistic Papers and Easter Card Tutorial

Hi, I wanted to share with you a Easy Easter Card using Donna Salazar's Artistic Papers from GCD. I absolutely LOVED the creamy colors and with the soft neutral prints, you can add any color you want to them! So, I decided to make this chocolate easter bunny card. As, many of my followers know already, I LOVE CHOCOLATE and well, since Valentine's Day is over's time for Easter and chocolate bunnies! Yum!
This is the card you can make and it only takes 30 minutes...lets get started!
First, you cut medium brown cardstock 5 x 12 inches and fold in half for the base of your card.
Second, cut a darker brown 4.75 inches x 5.75 inches.

Next, cut one of the four pieces on the 12 x 12 cardstock out (6 x 6) and cut that piece into 4.5 inches by 5.5 inches. Take a mask...any kind will do, but I used a prima mask for mine. I then masked using "Donna Salazar's Mix'd Media" in Truffle and dabbled all around the inside and outside of the edges....Don't worry if it doesn't match all perfectly, it gives it a nice vintage/distressed look.

Here is what it will look like after you remove the mask.

Print out a fun chocolate saying about bunnies....I seen this one on line and I changed the font to American typewriter and Scriptina...
"Bunnies are darling. So soft and so small. But I love the chocolate ones best of all!"
Add brown satin ribbon around "Artistic Paper" and tie in a knot, then glue down all layers as shown.
Die cut or fussy cut out the label and place over ribbon with pop dots and the bunny is a free clipart. I changed the size to 2.5 inches tall and printed out on brown cardstock. I cut on the inside of the lines and ran it through the cuttlebug using a floral design to give it a chocolate feel.
Lastly, I added a thin piece of cream ribbon for the bow....that's it! EASY PEESY!

Another view of your finished card....the papers make it all don't need much to make this card shine!

Here are the products used by Donna Salazar's....if your on a budget these are for sure ones that you must have! You can never have enough creams and brown i

Artistic Papers


I hope you enjoyed this adorable CHOCOLATE Easter Bunny Card Tutorial. Be sure to come back soon for more designs and tutorials using Donna Salazar's Products....Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 18, 2012


Hi, Been a while sine I last posted....I have been making posts and designs but they are part of DT work so they will be shown soon! :)
Meanwhile, I was thinking of my mother last night and tried to call to chat, but she was out and I made this card for her...thinking of her favorite thing....CATS! My mother LOVES cats especially her favorite cat "Mokley" He is a black and white long haired tuxedo cat....My mother loves the "Cats Meow" village collection and has several of their scenes. So, I decided to make a tiny black cat smaller than an inch and place it on the card. The background stamp is from the NEW collection "My Guy" and it was the purrrrfecct look for my little black cat. I love the color red....but I tend to use green most of the time? It is cloudy and rainy here in Arizona, so the colors of the green look a bit different...but they really all are the same green....

I'm not sure what "Meow" means to a kitty....but for my card it means "Hello" Mother.
I used my new diecut from Cheery Lynn Designs "Fanciful Flourish" ....I have seen it around and bought it at the last stamp convention in Mesa is wonderful for cards! Its so delicate....hoping to get more soon!

Here is a close up of my tiny black cat....he is fussy cut out and stamped with black ink.
The green rose is a Prima rose, and the cream roses are from Donna Salazar's "Rose Creations"
The rose/tree branches are from Punch Bunch....Love their punches!

I am entering this into the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #19
-Add a Flourish.
I am also entering this into this week's The Pink Elephant Challenge "Get Krafty"
Thanks for stopping by! Meow!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Heartfelt Wednesday's "My Guy Collection" Reveal Day

Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations Reveal Day of "My Guy Collection"!

We are pleased to introduce the "My Guy Collection". This is a set for your best buckaroo. This collection comes with a lively farmstead, frolicking horses, and sentimental sayings in fonts that have as much attitude as your special man does. With a western flare of attitude, this set also contains cowboy hats and boots, and a variety of landscape stamps to create that perfect scenic creation you have been dreaming of. There are 7 new PreCut Stamp Sets and one beautiful new exclusive Spellbinders die designed for Heartfelt Creations.

Leave a comment on the HC blog by March 20 to be eligible to win the entire release valued at $141.92. The winner will be announced on March 21 on the HC Blog.

So this layout was fun to make, however, while I was making it I was thinking it might be a bit too much? My DT friends have swayed me to believe it is Im trying not to be so critical to

This is a photo of my girlfriend Crystal....she has let me use her photos in the past and when I seen the New "My Guy Collection" I knew I would make it a western girly layout using some of her amazing photos...she was honored to let me use them....and thrilled to know they might be displayed at future convention... :)

I absolutely LOVE the horse stamps and diecuts! So very detailed and super fast to make with the diecuts! You can also see the crafters cord that was given to us DT members by Linda and Emma from Heartfelt Creations....thank you ladies...your sooooo generous!
I turned the title sideways and it really is beautiful embossed...have to see it IRL....You can also see the "Fleur De Lis Motifs" I recently bought them and they are wonderful to use for anything but I really liked them for a girly western look.

OK, gotta LOVE these amazing flowers! "Flora Grande 1 & 2" and "Blossoms 3" I used them once before in pink and now in blue.... and well, I think I like them even more now....also using the diecut....perfect! Look closely, there is also grass on the border...easy to make and gives it just a bit more detail. You can also see a glimpse of the "Shadow Flowers" by Spellbinders designed by Donna Salazar. They are beautiful! You will see more of these soon!

Here is part of the "Birch Tree" stamp shown....just kind of peeking through here...

Hope you enjoyed my design....been a while since I scrapped....been nice! Don't forget to go to the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see the other projects by the DT and a chance to win this amazing "My Guy Collection"!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

There's Only One Like You!

Hi, just sharing a card that I made the other day....ALL WHITE.....I used lots of spellbinders and a stamp from Heartfelt Creations! I really was just playing around with the spellbinder diecuts and was originally planning to add color (pink) but it just wasn't coming out the way I wanted....
The ending result ended up being just
I embossed the 4x6.5 cardstock using my Martha Stewart Score Board. I added 2 different ribbons and a bow for the top. Then I layered with the spellbinders diecuts:
The stamp can be found here at Heartfelt Creations....."Classic Message"

Here is the side view, I used the Parisian Spellbinders diecut for the bottom for the front and the back.

Even a closer view of the diecuts:

Hope you have a great day!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Birthday Wishes

Good Morning!
Hi, I'm sharing with you a new card I just put together yesterday for the March #2 Viva La Verve challenge this week at This was the sketch and the possibilities are endless! I may use this sketch again.....

Here is my interpretation of this amazing sketch....I wanted to use blue on a card for quite some time now....and you can never have enough last minute birthday cards. lol
I used my Cricut "George Basic Shapes" for the daisy in the center starting from .75 inches to 1.5 inches, added a pearl in the center. The colors here are creamy white, blue and black. I also wanted to use a scrap of the patterned paper from "Recollections" from Michael's and I used 2 different spellbinders "Ribbon Banners" and "Moroccan Accents" then placed pearls around the edges.

I added some bling...couldn't help myself.... :)

A closer view to see more details. The font is Edwardian Script (32) from Microsoft Word for Mac.

Have a Great Monday! Thanks for stopping by!