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Friday, May 10, 2013



I wanted to do something special for my mother and she has come to appreciate my handmade cards. I learned through a scrapbook friend how to create a Napkin Fold greeting Card. She in turn learned how to make this beautiful card through Rubber Stamp CafĂ©. Surprisingly enough I found another CTMH consultant created a You Tube video on how to make a smaller card that can be mailed without postage. It reminds me a bit like origami but it's simple enough to duplicate. Below is my greeting card and I've linked the YouTube video tutorial for you to follow. Hope you are willing it give it a go!

This is the front of the card and measures 4" x 4". The papers I used are not from CTMH but I wanted to practice first. I also used

 Greeting card without the
 front band.

Sorry the picture is not upright for some reason it's uploading this way.

For the inside of the card I used Spellbinder's die, Lacey Ovals- S4-314 for the mat inside and for the front of the greeting card. The roses were hand stamped using Close to My Heart stamp called, Happy Valentine's Day, S1301.
You Tube Tutorial  is linked below for you to recreate this greeting card. The video is 30 minutes long but really it's only about 12 minutes of instruction.
The paper packet called Buzz and Bumble is available for purchase online at my store

Monday, May 6, 2013

Dream Pop Paper Packet Special

In honor of National Scrapbooking Month, you can get the yummy Dream Pop paper packet
for only $10 when you spend $35 in May! This exclusive paper packet includes twelve
cardstock sheets as well as 12 B&T Duos® papers that were specifically designed for this
promotion only — you can’t get these sweet colors and patterns anywhere else!

I'm going to create a layout today using this paper. The textures of the paper are amazing!
I think CTMH truly has outdone themselves. Here's a video to show you some projects that
you can create.

Start National Scrapbooking Month off right with a unique paper packet at a bargain price
and get your creative juices flowing!

The best part if you live in the King of Prussia area, you will receive a special invite for a FREE Dream Pop workshop in June. During the Dream Pop workshop we will create a two page layout and customers will receive instructions for coordinating greeting cards.

So place your order while supplies last at

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Happy Birthday Card for Men

No matter how much fun it is to create frilly cards with sparkles, flowers, and butterflies I must say it can be fun creating cards for the men in our lives. We just have to think masculine. I asked myself how can I coordinate patterns of paper, use masculine embellishments to decorate a greeting card without it looking feminine.

Well I went through my scrapbooking stash and forgot I have the Victory Workshop on the Go kit just waiting and calling to be used. Sad to say ladies that this WOG is no longer available but the embellishments can still be used. Substitute the Victory paper packet with Tommy (X7169B) or the Dakota (X7157B) both current paper packets to create your unique birthday greeting cards.

The above greeting card was created following the CTMH Originals Book (9036) pattern called Winning Combinations. The greeting card measures at 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" folded. The largest patterned paper measures at  4 1/2" x 1 1/2". The dark brown patterned paper measures at 1 1/4" squared and the Colonial White square measures at 3" x 2".
Embellishments used were the Evergreen Cork Shapes (Z1719), Natural Hemp (Z280), and Square Durable Studs (Z1705). The Happy Birthday sentiment can be found using current stamp (D1475).
The above card was created following CTMH pattern called Balanced Out.
I used Bamboo cardstock as my base, standard A2 card, and Colonial White cardstock measuring at 2" x 4 1/4". The Outdoor Denim cardstock measures at 1 1/4" x 4 1/4". The rich burgundy cardstock, Barn Yard Red, that goes vertical down the card measures at  2 3/4" x 1 1/2".

Feel free to recreate these quick and simple cards that have both texture and appeal. To order the embellishments featured here or the recipe book with many more patterns visit my website at
Happy crafting!