Birthday · simple cards

Tropical Birthday


I am in love with the Tropical Chic suite!!  The colors are so fun and vibrant!  But I have to admit that I didn’t look at this set as one of my first “have to have” sets.  My friend used this suite and it just was love at first site!  In fact this is a sneak peek of the Creative Class to Go for August!  (more to come about that in August).

I have made 4 cards already with this set!  This card was really simple to make but it has a lot of character!  I cut a strip of Tropical Escape DSP.  Then I cut a piece of Sparkle Glimmer paper a tad smaller than the Big Shot leaf die.  Next, I took a piece of Basic Black and ran it through the Big Shot with the palm leaves cut outs.  I then placed the glimmer paper behind the Basic Black with Glue Dots.  I popped the whole piece up with Dimensionals and added the birthday sentiment.img_0995

I used the new Shaded Spruce ink pad….it is one of my favorites next to the Granny Apple Green!

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3-D projects · Gift ideas · Holiday

Craft show fun!

Wow! It’s been a busy last two weeks for me!  I was preparing all these Clear Mount stamp cases for a holiday market at the new high school!  These all sold but one!  I had to make a 2nd batch too!  There is a 5×8 note pad (Staples cut them to 5×7) in each one held in with Velcro.  I added a matching strip of DSP to the top of the notepad too.

I also made 38 of these coffee/water bottle cozies! (just got the feeling back in on my pointer finger) I love carrying water around, and everyone local knows me for them. They were fun to make and I sold all but 12.  (so if you need one or more let me know)  $6 each or 2 for $10 (US shipping only) They have elastic in them and they can fit a venti sized coffee too!


Last but not least: I had to make cute stuff for Gavin’s school staff and his teacher. I used my last pack of muslin bags and stamped on them.  I ironed them first and placed a scrap cardboard piece inside. I wish I took a picture of the santa.  He was super cute!  I used the red glitter details and the dazzling details!


I also had 40 of these that flew off my shelf at the craft show!  $3 each or 4 for $10!  I used white Stazon and a few stamp sets to stamp the top.  If it didn’t turn out the Stazon cleaner worked great!  I then used fast fuse to glue the DSP strip to the tin.  Filled them with kisses and that was it!

I have a great card to share in the next two days.  I just want to be sure my recipients’ get theirs before they see it here!  I will recharge my crafting mojo in the next couple of weeks and spend precious time with my family.  January will be great!!  Sale a Bration is almost here along with the Occasions Catalog! Need one of each? Just comment below!  (club members-you will get one very soon)

Merry Christmas!  Laura