Welcome to my blog! I had started a new blog to encompass my husband's and my journeys, but did not like the platform we were using, so I have reactivated this blog. I am currently pursuing my Master's of Education, so I will not be posting much, but will display the few crafts I have been able to complete. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you find something to inspire you!


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Paper Crafts Inspiration

After receiving my November/December 2011 issue of Paper Crafts Magazine, I was immediately inspired by all of the beautiful cards there.  This first card is on page 20 and designed by Kim Kesti:

To make the white fur on the red suit I took white tissue paper and tore the edges, then folding the tissue twice to have a solid white color.  Do this once for each side.  The buckle was a piece of rectangle mirror gold metallic cs that I hand cut.  Of course, afterwards I look at my Fabulous Finds Cricut cart. to find a perfectly good buckle cut I could have used.  Oh well. :)  I cut a strip of black cs to fit through the buckle.  The red cs is CTMH Cranberry cs that was cut in two pieces and I used a circle punch to notch the corners.  The sentiment is from a Studio 18 stamp set.

On page 37 is a card designed by Marisa Gunn.  I used b&t paper from The Paper Studio, Greetings of the Season.  I used the ornament punch from Stampin' Up on a piece of b&t from the paper pack to punch out Joy.  I used Glass Elements to give it some shine and nestled it in some fuzzy varigated yarn and tied a red ribbon around it.  The pearl embellishment flourish is from Want2Scrap and the double pearl line to the ornament was purchased at Michaels and is from Recollection.  It was on sale so I decided to try it.  I think it turned out ok.

On page 36 is a card designed by Darla Weber.  I used CTMH Vineyard Berry cs embossed with a Regal Flourish Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.  The ivory b&t paper is also from The Paper Studio, Greetings of the Season.  The red wired ribbon was something I purchased after the Christmas Season last year or the year before.  The buttons are some I found at a garage sale.  The sentiment is from a 4 Clear Stamping stamp set.

 On page 27 is a card designed by Windy Robinson from Card & Page designs by Windy Robinson .
The paper is from The Paper Studio, Greetings of the Season.  I used a border punch on one edge of the center medallion after cutting a 2 x 12 inch strip of paper.  I used my scorepal to score the strip every 1/4" and after pleating it, connected the ends using red tape.  Now the problem is that it wants to bow out.  I cut 2 small circles, one for each side, laying strips of red tape across the pleats in the center and then putting one of the circles over it.  Flip the medallion over and repeat.  I have used glue before, but it takes a while to dry and I am impatient.  Now for the white layer, I used two doilies, using my scorepal to score across the doily, cut up one score and used a hole punch on the center of the medallion.  I then folded on the score lines and taped the two doilies together.  It looks ruffly because the scallops are different sizes and they did not fold evenly.
The center is made from ivory lace that I gathered together with thread and taped over the small circle over the red medallion.  The metal center is a bead cap that has been opened up with a Want2Scrap pearl in the center.  The crystal flourish used on this is from Want2Scrap.

I am definitely in the mood for Christmas and Christmas cards...I have even purchased a few Christmas presents this week (yeah, me!).


  1. Really adore all these cards. Great details, colors & dimension.
    I think that joy/christmas is my fave!
    Terrific job!

  2. SO SWEET! Thanks for your sweet comment on my train on the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog! Good luck!