Mother’s Day Card

Luckily my mother is still around to spread a smile or two so made this card for her

  1. Pear Pizzaz card stock 
    – cut 8 1/2 x 5 1/2″ 
    Black Card stock 
    – cut 5 1/4 x 4″ 
    Whisper white 
    – cut 3 3/4 x 5″ (2)

fold pear pizzaz in half and crease with bone folder.

  • Using the Forever Lovely stamp set stamp the following on one whisper white card stock 
    – Stamp flower with lovely lipstick ink 
    – Stamp leaves with Pear Pizzaz ink 
    – Stamp sentiment with Memento Black Tuxedo ink

Adhere the white card stock to the black matting than adhere to the front of card

Stamp “Happy Mother’s Day to the other white card stock and in the bottom corner, stamp the single rose and adhere to the inside of the card

simple card but as the stamp set say’s, it makes a lovely but simple card

Father’s Day Card

Father’s Day is approaching so made up this very simple card.

Sadly, I lost my father a few years ago so cannot give him this card. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t think of him. That doesn’t mean I can’t make a card, right? It makes me feel better.

Instructions to make this card are shown below;

Black Cardstock 
– cut 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 (card base) 
– cut 1 1/4 x 5 1/2 (Sentiment mat) 
Woods Textures designer series paper 
– cut 1 1/2 x 3/4 (3 panels) 
– cut 1 x 5 1/2″ (sentiment) 
Crumb Cake card stock 
– cut at 4 x 5 1/4 (inside the card)

After folding the black card stock and using a bone folder to crease the card, I adhered the Wood Texture panels evenly across the front of the card using snail adhesive.

I stamped “Happy Father’s Day” (non SU product) onto the sentiment piece and adhered to the matting using snail adhesive.

Using dimensional’s, I added the sentiment to the front of the card then added a few sequins to the front for a little bling. 

I used the snail adhesive to adhere the crumb cake card stock to the inside of the card but left it blank.

OMG, I need a gift now!


Are you ever in a situation where you need a gift right away and don’t have time to shop? These gift bags are the answer.

I made these up to have on hand as a “just in case” type moment. The card was made up ahead of time so placed it along with an envelope, into a clear bag and stapled it to the outside of the bag for easy reference. The card is blank inside so you can write your comments to fit the situation.

Inside the bag is a mini pizza box filled with chocolates and decorated in the same colours and paper as the card on the outside. It is all tied up with a coordinating ribbon.

The bag is big enough to add other items if you wanted to or you could slip a gift card into the box as well. A little bit of tissue paper to stick out the top and you are all set to go. A little gift is better than no gift, correct?

Since I didn’t have any on hand, I’ve added tissue paper to my next shopping list

Spring Fever Craft Show

What better way to celebrate Spring than with The Spring Fever Craft Show! I will have a table there to showcase cards and various paper craft items. If you plan to attend, please stop by to say hello. With over 50 Vendors it is a show worth attending.

  • Parkdale United Church
  • Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 10 AM – 3 PM
  • 429 Parkdale Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Y 1H3, Canada

There will also be Live Music on the Stage, and a Snack Shack serving up some yummy delights such as Poutine, Burgers, Veggieburgers, Hot Dogs, and Veggie Dogs, Gourmet Grilled Cheese, Baked Goods, and Refreshments!

Welcome Baby

New babies are cause to celebrate and whether it is your child, niece or nephew or grandchild, it is nice to have a cute little card to celebrate.

I made up the blue cards using Balmy Blue card stock and the yellow cards using the So Saffron card stock. I added the whisper white to the card as matting so both the heart and the Gingham Gala paper pops. The double sided Gingham Gala paper matches beautifully and I made a couple of each card using both the small and larger print. The baby footprints as well as the sentiments on the front of the card along with the baby bottle on the inside, are all part of the First Steps Cling stamp set so it is very versatile. On the inside I used the stamp set Wonderful Moments for the sentiment. The ribbon is also matching the colours of the card.

If you would like to explore your creativity, please contact me to get future updates. I send out a monthly newsletter and I also host card making classes to give you a hands on approach to creating.

Should you wish to order the products mentioned above, so that you can make similar cards, click on https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?culture=en-us&dbwsdemoid=2197642

The supply list for the cards is listed below

  • Whisper White #100730
  • Balmy Blue Card stock #146982
  • Balmy Blue Ink #147105
  • So Saffron Card stock #105118
  • So Saffron Ink #147109
  • Gingham Gala #148554
  • Stamp Set – Wonderful Moments #147529
  • Stamp Set – First Steps #148718

I also want to give credit to Kathryn at https://kath-allthatscaps.blogspot.com who inspired me.