Shaker Card For You

Today’s card was made from inspiration using the Blooms and Butterflies color challenge and watching the 2013 Stampin’ Up! Convention.

The colors used are: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky and Wild Wasabi

For You-shaker card

Watching the opening ceremony for the convention they demonstrated a shaker card using the Washi Tape, which happens to be on my wish list.  So I decided to switch it up and use what I do have.  This card is super fun to put together. When you pick it up and shake it the parts move inside, Fun!


Card size: 5 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ : Layers: Chocolate Chip and Window Sheet are both cut out at 5″ x 4″ Other parts: Punched out & I used the Chalk Talk Framelits (you could cut out with scissors if you don’t have).


Cardstock & window sheet

Step 1: Using chocolate chip and the window sheet, I used Sticky Tape and placed the tape on all 4 sides the chocolate chip paper and removed 3 sides of the film cover from the sticky tape to adhere the window sheet on top. (Note: leave the 4th side covered otherwise you can’t get your goodies in, I also used less on this side so I can get the film cover off.)

Cardstock with Sticky Tape

Step 2: Punch out your items you want inside to shake,(you could use an array of items inside).  Add the pieces inside.

Step 3: Remove the film cover off the sticky tape on the 4th side to seal.

Step 4: Use sticky tape or snail on the outside of the window sheet on all 4 sides and cover with ribbon.

Step 5: Finish by attaching the layer, sentiments, images and any embellishments and attach to base card.

Note: If you do have washi tape then it’s even easier.  Start with colored cardstock and lay the window sheet on top. Apply washi tape on all 3 sides. (You want to get some washi tape on the front of the card and some on the back side so that this forms the seal).  Punch out your goodies and add inside. Close the 4th side with the washi tape. Finish your card by attaching any sentiments, images and embellishments you like and attach to base card.

Supplies used for the Shaker Card For You

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Happy Birthday- Big Day Card


Today’s inspiration was made for the Blooms & Butterflies Challenge BB-5. The colors used are:  Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky and Wild Wasabi.

I made this card for my Dad’s Birthday.

Happy Big Day

I used the Bakers Twine and tied a bow in the button. I used the white bakers twine and colored it with the Wild Wasabi ink pad super easy.

Happy Big Day 2

Tip: When stamping on a embossed image- stamp first then emboss.

Card size: 5 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ : Layers are 1/4″ smaller: Other parts: Punched out & I used the Chalk Talk Framelits (you could cut out with scissors if you don’t have).

Supplies used for the Happy Birthday- Big Day card

To see the rest of the Blooms & Butterflies design teams cards Click Here

I hope that this gives you some inspiration today!

Paper Pumpkin Club


Sweep away the mundane-your creativity carriage awaits!
I’m Paper Pumpkin . . .I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I’ll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.I come in a sweet box, but you’ll really love what you find on the inside:

All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone can enjoy!

Want to know more. So here’s the nitty gritty:

  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We’ve even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month’s kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let’s say you sign up on May 10, we’ll send your kit around May 15. If you sign up on May 11, we’ll send your first kit around the June 15.)


  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!) There’s no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.

How to get Started:

Simply sign up for the program now by clicking here . Please be sure to choose me as your demonstrator during the ordering process by selecting 2122453.  Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!

Paper Pumpkin Club!

Once you have completed your sign up please email me at so that I can send you your personal video showing you how to assemble your creation. Club members can also email me a picture of their creations that they switched up.  I would love to post and share  your creations on my blog (with your permission )!  In addition to the video, as part of becoming my club member I will be doing a random drawing based on individuals who participate in that months club for a special gift from me.

I am super excited and look forward to the next Paper Pumpkin aren’t you?

Blooms & Butterflies Challenge BB-3

The inspiration for this card was spending time with the family watching the fireworks. I tried to create the fireworks on my card.

Firework Popup

Front of card with a gift bag. Depending on the size of the gift bag you make you could add stickers, sidewalk chalk. bubbles or maybe even a box of sparklers or pops (if that’s allowed in your community).

Firework popup inside 1

When you open this card up it pops up. I like cards that move or pop out how about you?

Supplies Used:

Whisper White #100730
Pacific Point #111350
Real Red #102482
Glimmer -Silver #124005 (Stars on Gift Bag)

Ink Pads:
Pacific Point #126951
Real Red #126949

Pacific Point can be purchased with set #131259
Real Red #100052
White Gel Pen #105021

Word Window #119857
Boho Blossoms #119858
1 3/8″ Circle #119860
1″ Circle #119868

Embossing Folder:
Perfect Polka Dot #117335

Die Cuts:
Card Base Pop ‘n Cuts #130099
Dress Form Pop ‘n Cuts #130100

Stamp Sets:
Simply Stars #130892
Perfectly Penned #122892

Tea Lace Paper Dollies #129399 (Gift Bag), Pacific Point 1/4 Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon #126878 (Gift Bag), Dazzling Diamonds #102023, Simply Scored #122334 (Gift Bag), Adhesive

I really love using my Pop ‘n cuts die cuts if you haven’t used them before give them a try.

Night time Owl Card

Owl CardWhoot Whoot goes the owl…. Today’s card was made by the inspiration of our little owl friend who lives in our backyard. We can never seem to spot him but he let’s us know here’s around by hearing him.

Owl Builder Punch #118074
1 3/4 Scallop Circle Punch #119854
Rich Razzleberry Ink Pad #126950
Rich Razzleberry Cardstock # 115316
Crumb Cake Cardstock # 120953
Early Espresso Cardstock #119686
Crushed Curry Cardstock #131199
Two Way Glue Pen #100425
Dazzling Diamonds #102023

The branch was actually cut out using the Early Espresso cardstock. The shape is done based on personal preference. Then use the White gel pen to add the dimension on the branch. If you would prefer you could use the Take Care Stamp set #132088(w) or #126312(c)

Graduation Card

Here is a Graduation card that I made yesterday for my dear friend who’s son graduated. I hope that this may bring inspiration to you.


Here’s what it looks like when receiving the card:
All Wrapped up

Opening the box:

Card inside box

Opening the card:
Card opened up 2
The round black roll at the bottom of the sentiment is a place to slip in some money. It looks like a little diploma when you have it in there.
Card opened up

You could change the colors around for your school colors. Or even if you didn’t have the stars stamp set wouldn’t it be cute with mini “caps” poking out. I really like cards that move or pop out don’t you? I think it adds to the fun!

If you would like to see a video of how this card was made drop me a comment.

Items used for this project:

Paper: Whisper White #100730,Basic Black #126980, Glimmer Paper-Silver #124005

Ink Pads: Whisper White Craft Ink #101731, Stazon #101406 or you could use the Basic Black #126980

Markers: Basic Black #100082, Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen #105021 (these are used to write the year on the tassel and to outline the stars if you wish)

Stamp Set: Itty Bitty Banners #132022(w) or #126257(c), Simply Stars #130889(w)or #130892(c), Sassy Salutations #132070(w) or #126707(c) as a note the Sassy Salutations is at 25% off right now which ends June 30,2013.

Frame Lits and Dies: Bitty Banners #129267, Card Base Pop ‘n Cuts #130099 and Label Pop ‘n Cuts #130160.(I did use a different type but these would work as well.)

Embellishments: 1/4 stitched Grosgrain ribbon Whisper white #126877, Stampin Dimensionals #104430, Snail Adhesive #104332, Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246, Baker’s Twine Whisper White #124262, I did also use a Black mini brad that I had around, but some other options are: Glimmer Brads in array of colors , Mini Brads in Silver #122941 or the Candy Dots in array of colors with Candy Dots Brad Bases #132293

Misc: Stampin’ Pierce Mat #126199, Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334 (to make the box), Bone Folder #102300, hot glue gun and glue sticks and twist ties or any flexible thin wire and any sentiment you would like.

I would love to earn your business whether it’s answering any questions you might have, shopping with me or taking my virtual class with paper pumpkin.

Thanks for stopping by with me today, come back again tomorrow to see what I’m up to and I hope you have a wonderful day!