Thursday, February 28, 2013

Disney Album in a Snap with Monica Bradford

Who has Disney photos they haven’t scrapbooked yet? I know I do! (I may or may not have gotten a little snap happy while there! lol). My friend, Monica Bradford has a new self paced class called Disney Album in a Snap to help you get all those Disney photos under control and in an album.

Disney Album in a Snap

This class includes:

  • A video walk through of my entire Disney travel album
  • Full color PDF handout with tips and tricks for creating your own Disney travel album as well as photos of every page in my Disney album.
  • Project supply list
  • A step by step video showing how I decorated the cover of my album
  • A bonus handout with photo suggestions for your Disney vacation

For full details and to sign up for this Disney-rific class (on sale for a limited time!), CLICK HERE!


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Happy Birthday card

I’ve got a Happy Birthday card to share with you today that combines the The Stamps of Life Stamps by Stephanie Barnard and the Sizzix Pop `n Cut Party Insert by Karen Burniston.


I stamped on the front of the card, towards the right using the birthday4subways stamp set from TSOL, on the left side I added some patterned paper and created a border using the Scallops On The Edge die. I created balloons on the frond and inside using the balloons2cut Stamp and Die set.

For the inside of the card, I added by PNC Party insert into my PNC Base tray die and lined up the tick marks. I used a shorter piece of patterned paper on top of my insert so the finished piece would like it had a wide border around it. I added the word Party that I cut from the Party Sizzlits set.

To finish off the card, I used another stamp set from TSOL. I added a fun sentiment from the greetings4birthday set.

More details


I added pop-dots behind the balloons to make them stand out a bit more. The “string” is cardstock I cut with my Fiskars Procision trimmer. It makes amazingly thin and accurate cuts!


This card measures 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”. The PNC insert is created to cut vertically but you can easily cut down the paper to fit inside a horizontal card.


I’m really loving the birthday4subways stamp! It’s actually a vertical stamp that is approximately 3-3/4” x 5-3/4” so there is actually more to it than shown in my example. You can see the extra words on the stamp HERE.


Other: Stamps - greetings4birthday, birthday4subways (The Stamps of Life); Stamp and Die set – balloons2cut (The Stamps of Life); Ink – Cornflower (Colorbox).
Do you know someone with a birthday coming up? This would be an awesome card to make for them!

Monday, February 25, 2013

thanks! card for a child


My oldest son needed a thank you card to give to a child so with some stamping, coloring, cutting, and pop-dots I was done in no time flat!  I used several different Lawn Fawn stamp sets: the dragon from the Critters Ever After Lawn Fawn set, a thought bubble from the A Birdie Told Me set, and spelled out thanks using the Smitty’s ABC’s set. Quick, easy, and cute!


Happy Monday! Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

just for you spring card | tutorial

Who’s ready for spring? I know I am! Today’s tutorial features some pretty spring colors from The Sweetest Thing collection by My Minds Eye, the Poinsettia Pop `n Cuts die insert by Karen Burniston and the Flower Layers with Heart Petals by Eileen Hull.


Making the card


Start by cutting your PNC Poinsettia insert. Add your insert to the base tray, line up the tick marks, add cardstock, and run through your Big Shot machine.

The Poinsettia Pop `n Cut insert doesn’t have to be just for Christmas and holiday cards. It works as a pretty flower too! :-)


Emboss both sides of your PNC insert using the Dots from the Christmas Words & Dots Textured Impressions set.


When you cut a Pop `n Cut, spaces are created in the card base. Cut two pieces of paper large enough to cover the two open holes and glue down. Make sure the side you want showing comes through on the inside of the card.

Note: At this point I have not attached the two poinsettia flowers together, I just held them together to take the above photo. I will attach them in a later step, after I have finished assembling the front. If you wanted to attach them right now you absolutely can. It’s just my personal preference to wait until I’m ready to work on the inside.


Next cut pieces of patterned paper to fit the front and back of your card.

For the front I made it slightly smaller so there would be a border and then rounded each bottom corner to match the PNC. Technically I didn’t need to add a back piece since there was already a piece there from when I covered the poinsettia hole but I wanted to make it a bit prettier, so added one.


Use the Bigz Flower Layers with Heart Petals die to create the flowers you’ll need for the front and inside of your card. For the front, you will need three small flowers. For the inside, you will need one large, two medium, and 2 small (my second small one was obviously protesting being in the photo) flowers.


Stamp your sentiment on the left side of a piece of cardstock that is 1” by approximately 4” and adhere to the front of your card. Create a label die using the Celebrate Sizzlits set and adhere to the right side of your cardstock strip. Assemble your flower by layering together and then adding a brad in the center hole. Cut one small scroll from the Crown, Medallion & Scrolls Sizzlit set. Assemble flower and small scroll as shown in example.


To give my flowers a bit more depth, I folded the petals up and then pinched the ends together. When assembling, I added a Glue Dot as close to the hole as I could so the flowers wouldn’t shift.


Assemble your flower for the inside of your card. Fold and pinch petals, layer, and secure together using a brad. I added a Glue Dot in between each layer of this flower also to avoid shifting.


Create two large scrolls from the Hello Sizzlits set as well as the word “hello.”


Use a Glue Dot or two to secure the top portion of your poinsettia flowers together. As you pull the petal ends together, the part of the petals that are attached to the PNC base will bend on their own. It’s super easy but if you’re unsure, please check out the package instructions.

Next secure the scrolls to the poinsettia. Make sure when you close the card that the scrolls stay inside the card. Add your layered flowered on top of the scrolls.


Finish off your card by adding the hello sentiment at the bottom.


Other: Yellow cardstock (Bazzill); brad.

And now I am definitely ready for spring! How about you?