Wednesday, June 8, 2022



Today I have a lil' project and a useful web page link to share with you.  I wanted to have  a couple of boxed card sets for hostess gifts, just a little something.  Each has 5 cards and envelopes and I made a coordinating box envelope for them.  It was not smooth  I was determined to do it though.

I often buy on clearance card bases and envelopes from Stampin up. They are never flimsy.  But they are oddly sized 4.25 by 6.25 inches. I have clear boxes for A2 card sets. 

Now I could just cut off  3/4 of an inch to get an A2 card...but then the coordinating envelops will be off and I still have the box size to deal with.  So I tried working with the new size.  I had to  make layers the space was just to odd for me to get a good CAS card. Then I had to search for 12x12 paper that somehow coordinated...

My last hurdle was the box envelope, made preferably with the envelope punch board. Lots of A2, 4bar tutorials on you tube but I didn't easily find on for non-traditional sizes.  So I went with the punch board provided measurements for an envelope that was an inch bigger than my cards and added a second scoreline inside the recommended that was 3/4 an inch from the first by increasing the first score mark by 3/4 of an inch.  It worked out okay. 

Today as I was perusing you tube I came across The Crafty Owl and her dandy box buster program.  Problems solved, you can make an envelope box for any size card.

I used the note cards from Stampin Up that coordinate with the Hand Penned Petals Suite. The purple set contains the flower images from that stamp set.  The sentiment on both sets and the image on the teal set is from Wishing You Well.  The box flap tucks into the large circle for a soft closure.

No challenges today, this was just for fun.

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Monday, June 6, 2022



I have a couple of cards to share with you today and they'll be visiting a few challenges. 

At Double D its white and one color (I hope my shades of brown as my one color works.)  



At Fourseasons - its June anything goes Summer. 


And lastly, at Challenge up your life, it is a Summer, fun in the sun theme.


It was a good crafty day- while catching up on the laundry.   Hope you are all doing well.  Thanks so very much for visiting.

Saturday, May 28, 2022



Its been a minute...its the sleep thing again.  But I am trying to roll with it. 

I am trying to make 5 Christmas cards a month so I will not be scrambling at the end of the year.  This month I made 10 cards of two different designs bringing my total to 30. My year end goal is 60; coming down from 120 5 years ago. Last year was 75.  

We usually get about 35-40 cards each year. I guess unless you're a cardmaker sending Christmas cards is not a high priority. I miss getting them, but will keep sending them out to family, close friends and my crafty friends.

Today's card is visiting the gallery at Christmas Kickstart, the theme is mini slimline.  This was an easy and quick card. 

Thanks so much for visiting.

Saturday, May 14, 2022



I am wondering are strawberries a spring or summer fruit for those of you in the northern hemisphere?  Having lived so long in California, they are definitely spring for me. We have them in March, in Maryland we can pick them beginning in May which leans a bit towards summer in my mind (corrupted by those years in California when summer was May to October weather wise.)

None the less, since Summer doesn't officially start until late June, I think Strawberries will be perfect for the Spring challenge at Four Seasons.  I appreciate that the challenge gives a mood board (below) but doesn't require that you follow it.  I am also sending this to the gallery at Die Cut Diva's who has an anything goes theme this month.

I am using supplies from The Greetery, copics, inks and some white embossing of the Sugar Pea Designs Sentiment.  I made several of these cards, some on white and some on that pale yellow green cardbase. There is a little brass SU ladybug hiding near the blooms.


Thanks so much for visiting.