Friday, April 26, 2013

Happy Birthday Gift Tag



One of my favorite projects is making large gift tags.  And the image I used goes so well with the theme of my tag.  And you can get this image and sentiments from McMahon Five Designs Store. The image is called Three Cakes and it comes in both jpg and png formats.  The sentiments are so cute too!


JPG and PNG Formats

image sheet cakes copy




Project Details:  Digital Image (Three Cakes) colored using Paint Shop Pro and printed on Neenah Paper;   Distress Stains (Salty Ocean & Picked Raspberry) by Ranger used to color the tag; Sentiment – happy birthday from Silhouette Store;  Flower created by me;  Stickles Glitter Glue used: Yellow and Star Dust; Tag Tie from my stash.


If you get a chance stop by the M5D Blog and meet our new Design Team members.  And take a look at all the projects created by the Design Team.  I know you will really get lots of creative ideas.  And it would be so nice to leave a little love while you are there.  Thank you so much for stopping by My Blog and I hope that my project has sparked your creativity.


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Envelope Mini Book


Today is another project I found on You Tube.   I always wanted to make a mini book but they just seemed so involved for me.  So I searched and found this You Tube Video.

Envelope Mini Book

I followed the video tutorial pretty closely but I made some variations to my mini envelope book.  Below the photos are all the details of how I created my mini book and the supplies used.

My last project was clean and simple but this one I went a little overboard and yet I like it.  I couldn’t stop myself from adding things to the cover until I ran out of room. Smile




I love the sentiment because that’s exactly what I am using this album for – all my bits and pieces.   I will keep tags, butterflies, flat flowers, hearts,  etc. in each envelope.  You know a place for everything and everything in its place (wink).


Details: Graphic 45 –A Ladies Diary – 8" x 8”  Paper Stack;  Inkssentials Glossy Accents; Stickles Glitter Glue by Ranger (Star Dust) and Distress Stickles Glitter Glue (Crushed Olive); Liquid Pearls by Ranger (White Opal & Petal Pink); Distress Ink Pad (Crushed Olive).

From My Stash:  Prima Flowers, Table Confetti (Wedding Collection Flowers –Green & Ivory), Butterflies (Butterfly Punch by Martha Stewart), Ric Rac (white), Sentiment (Silhouette Store), Tags by Marianne Design (LR0154), Quilled Flowers (Quilling paper strips), Five (A2-4.375 x 5.75) envelopes (dark brown), Ribbon (lt. green), Floral Border used on envelopes – Martha Stewart Border Punch.

Reminder:  If there is something I used and you cannot find at Cutters Creek Store just contact Kim Bush here and she may be able to special order it for you.  Kim ordered my Silhouette Portrait for me and I got it so quickly and love it.

Thank you for stopping by,



Saturday, April 13, 2013

One Layer Card by Fran


I love watching You Tube videos and one of my favorite card makers is Kristin Werner.  I just love her style.  Not long ago she made a Birthday card that I fell in love with and I just had to scrap lift it.  My card by no means looks as good as her card but I think I did a fairly good job.  If you like to watch the video on how she made the card  you can view it here:

Friday Focus–Birthday Card # 8 by Kristin Werner

I never was one to use white dashed lines on my cards but I thought this one really screamed white dashed lines needed.  I went a little further and stamped the inside of the card to match the outside.  I thought it gave it a neat look.  And I like the idea of a one layer card.  So easy to mail too.  Details on my card are below my photos.  In addition, I did not have any white embossing powder so I used WOW Embossing Powder in a Clear Glitter.  So in order to balance out the glitter in the embossing powder I added Stickles Glitter Glue in Star Dust on some of the dots on the flower centers and on some of the small dots throughout the stamped design.  The white dashes balance out the white I used to color in the flowers.

(You can click on Photos to see larger view)

One Layer Card-Front View

Card Size is an A2 – 4-1/4” by 5-1/2”


(photo 1 taken without flash and photo 2 was taken with flash)


Card Recipe:  All materials used are from my stash.  Items linked is where I purchased some of the materials.  And if you see something you like and its not linked to the Cutters Creek Store you can always check with Kim Bush here and she may be able to order it for you.  WOW Embossing Powder; Stickles Glitter Glue; Neenah Desert Storm Card Stock; Gelly Roll White ink pen; Stamp by W Plus 9 Design Studio called Embroidery Bouquet.


Thank you for stopping by,


Friday, April 5, 2013

Wish Upon A Star


When I read the title of my project I just can’t help thinking of the Disney song lyrics:

When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you…

What more can I say about those words.  They have so much meaning to all of us.

And today I bring you the sweetest image from McMahon Five Designs.  The image is appropriately named “Wish Upon a Star”.   My card is below the M5D Images.  And all details about my card will be below my photos.

Wish Upon A Star

(used to be red rubber now releasing as digital)




My Card

(remember you can click on the photos for a larger view)




How do you like the sun?  I began an old hobby again that I used to do many years ago.  I started Quilling.  Of course I started off with a beginners kit and when I saw the sun I just knew it would be perfect embellishment for my card.  Did you ever feel like all thumbs?  Well I did when I began quilling.  But I’m beginning to get the hang of it again.

Here are the details of my card: 

Wish Upon A Star Image (this stamp is out of stock but if you are interested please contact Sue of M5D here.

Adhesives used: Tombow Permanent runner tape; Inkssentials Glossy Accents; & Elmer's Craft Bond.

Flowers:   Wild Orchid Flowers

Glitters:  Stickles (Star Dust); Flower Soft (Hint of Violet Glitter Frosting), Martha Stewart Gold Glitter.

Sun:  Quilled by Fran

Card Base:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White and Recollections (shades of blue)

Card:  Made from Spellbinders Nestabilities – Timeless Rectangle

Ribbon:  My stash (soft blue organza)


Thank you for stopping by my blog and if you get a chance hop over to M5D’s Blog to see what the other designers created for this release.