Sunday, September 30, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!!

A quick card using our new cling set MC-30 (Happy Thanksgiving) along with a couple of other sets...MC-15 (Fuzzy Bear) and MC-7 (Thanksgiving).

Where did the weekend go?  Hope you're ready for another week!!!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Holiday Cookies!!!

Next up is MC-31 Holiday Cookies!!!  Who doesn't like a good cookie??

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Playing with Penguins

Got a chance to play with our new cling set, MC-35 (Holiday Gift Card) and came up with a couple of holiday ideas.  The first is, of course, a gift card holder!!!  Notice how I colored the gift card stamp to match the real gift don't have to make it exact, just try to get the right colors in there!!!

It's a tri-fold card that fits into a regular A2 envelope.   Start with a 4-1/2" x 12" piece of card stock.  Score 2-1/2" from top for top fold and 4" from bottom for bottom fold.  Click here for pieces you'll need to cut the window.  Cut out the larger pattern piece and place it on the bottom section of the card (as shown,below) to cut out the window.

The smaller pattern piece is for the dotted frame (below).  Fold the bottom section of your card up and adhere a 2-3/4" x 4" piece of acetate over the window opening.  Glue or tape the frame over the acetate.  Position your gift card on the inside of the card so that it is visible through the window...fasten with double stick tape.  Tie a ribbon to hold the card closed.

Next up is a gift's always fun to add a little something extra to your package...for this tag I added a single serving pouch of coffee...along with these 2 penguin buddies:

Click here for the tag pattern. Simply cut along solid lines and fold along dotted lines...apply double stick tape to the tabs, as shown below:

Stop by again soon!!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

From Our Home

Just popping in with a quick tag using our new cling set MC-32 (From Our Home):

Have a great night!!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Just a Couple More...

I got stuck on the "floating" pattern from yesterday and had to try it with some other stamps.  This time I also added a little box for some goodies.  Click here for a pattern.

It turns out better if you put the box together first, and wrap the stand around the box for a snug fit.  Hope you give it a's fun!!!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Floating Angel

Hey there!!  Back to share my first Christmas project of the year...can you believe it's that time already?  Well..let's get going!!!  This project uses our new set MC-34 (You're an Angel)...along with some of our other stamps.  The angel wings, halo and stars are from MC-34...Buddy is from MC-5 (So Sweet) is from CL-2 (Happy Thoughts) and the greeting is from MC-33 (Merry Christmas).  Here's the pattern.  I don't know if you can really tell from the photo, but this angel appears to be floating above the little stand:

Here are the steps to prepare (l to r, below):  cut a 1/2" x  4" piece of acetate (fold 1" from the top) and apply double stick tape to top and bottom edges...attach acetate piece to back of your angel (with fold close to the top of the head)...apply half a foam dot to the wings and fold both wings back a little to give more dimension...attach wings to angel.

Cut pattern along solid lines and fold along dotted lines...cut a slit as indicated by bold solid line.  Apply double stick tape to the 1/4" tab and attach as shown below, left.  Insert acetate piece into the slot (I removed the angel so you can see better).  Before taping the top tab down..adjust the acetate piece according to the weight of your image...when you get your image positioned at the right height...tape down the acetate and the top flap (below, right).  Decorate with ribbon and greeting.

I love to create stamps that can work beyond the holidays:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!!!

Saturday, September 22, 2012


New Cling Sets for the holidays!!!  I'll be back throughout the week to share some projects for your
 holiday crafting!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Halloween Night

Here's the last of our new Halloween's called Halloween Night (MC-28).  Click here for a very simple pattern to make this treat bag:

Here's a view from the side.  To close the bag, I used double stick tape to hold the top edges together, then ran it through my paper crimper...punched a hole and tied a ribbon.

You can even use the owl after Halloween...just pair him up with other stamps...2 mushroom stamps are from CL-2 (Happy Thoughts) and flower stamp is #B104 (Flower Border).

Monday, September 10, 2012

All Dressed Up!!

Hope your new week is off to a great start!!!  Just a quick card I made using Emi (MC24 - Tea Time) along with the witch's hat and spider web stamp from MC 26 (Spooky)...greeting is from MC-27 (Pumpkin Kitty):

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Pumpkin Kisses

Made a bunch of Pumpkin Kisses using the pumpkin face stamp from our new cling set, MC-27 (Pumpkin Kitty).  They're tiny, but you can make a whole bunch of these in one night in front of the T.V.

Cut 3-1/2" square pieces of orange tissue paper and stamp your pumpkin face like this:

Then simply wrap the tissue around your kiss and tie with a ribbon.  I haven't gotten around to using MC-28 (Halloween Night) yet...but, here's a card I received from Lianne at Cute Stuff using those stamps to make this adorable card:

Hope you have time to sneak in a little stamping tonight!!!

Saturday, September 8, 2012


Can't remember what cartoon it was from...but back in the day I know someone called them "Meeses"...leave me a note if you know who I'm talking about!!  Anyway...just wanted to share some fun wrappers for a bunch of Macadamia Roca candies:

These stamps are from our new Halloween cling set, Happy Trick or Treating (MC-29)

Hope you're all having a fun weekend!!!

Friday, September 7, 2012

It's Halloween Time!!

Hello There!!  Seems like summer is barely over and our attention is turning once again to the holidays.  This year we've come out with 4 fun new cling stamp sets for Halloween.  Before I show you the new sets, I want to share a little project using our new Pumpkin Kitty set:

I never can seem to find the right sized bag for the projects I have in mind, so here's a simple pattern.  Just cut along the solid lines and fold along the dotted lines.  Stamp your greeting on the center panel (mini pumpkin is from MC-29-Happy Trick or Treating):

Flip piece over and apply double stick tape to the backside as shown:

Bring side edges together and tape to form center back...then fold small bottom tabs in, folding large tab last and adhere.  I used a Marvy (pink) scalloped oval punch to make the top flap (folded in half as shown):

Glue half the scalloped oval to the back top edge of the bag, and hold shut with a piece of velcro: are our four new sets:



I'll be back tomorrow with more Halloween ideas!!