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Window Hexagon Box

Create die-cut gift boxes and party favors in seconds with the Window Box Thinlits dies and the Big Shot. The delicate design provides a peek of what’s inside. Thinlits Dies help you create detailed die-cuts with just a few turns of the Big Shot handle. These detailed dies include ejection holes so you can remove the paper easily. This die even scores where your cardstock needs to fold to make this Hexagon Box. You can create many different looks using the different dies or stamps.

If you line up the large Hexagon Box framelit to the edge of an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of Elegant Eggplant and carefully with a pair of scissors, cut around the die before you run if through the BIG Shot you’ll get the two that you need.

Cut out the box detailed top and six of the side panels from Wisteria Wonder.

Here’s a video from Stampin’ Up! on how to put it together:

Make sure to order this Window Box Thinlits Die Set. You’re going to love it!

Thanks for stopping by. Do so again!

Embrace the day,


Love Notes: Valentine’s Day Card

With Valentine’s Day almost upon us, here’s a fast yet  fanciful card to make just in time to ive to your Valentine! The Love Notes Framelits have everything you need to create this card.

Here’s what to do:


Cut an 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Whisper White and score it at 4-1/4″ This is the card base.

Cut another Whisper White piece at 2-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ 

Cut a Real Red piece at 2-3/4″ x 5″


With the “Sending Love” Designer Series Paper and the Love Notes Framelits, cut the scallop heart strip, the envelopes, card, hearts and teeny note card. To make the heart pocket heart:


Stamp “My Valentine” from the Bloomin’ Love stamp set in Real Red Ink.

Layer the card as shown in photo’

Thanks once again for stopping by, and while it’s too late to order the Love Notes Framelits intime for this 🎀 Valentine’s Day 🎀 you can order it and be prepared for next year. This framelit set can alo be used for wedding and anniversary cards.

Check back for one last Valentine Card Idea. And, please leave me a comment on what types of cards, projects and tips you’d like me to cover. Your feedback is ALWAYS welcome.

🎀 Embrace the day,



Flourish Valentine’s Day Card


Once again, I have used the Flourish Thinlits to create this paper-cutting themed Valentine’s Day Card. I just love the , Scherenchnitte look without the fuss of fussy cutting!



  1. Real Red 6″ x 6″ card base and 5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ for heart
  2. Designer Series Paper 5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ for scallop circle
  3. Whisper White two  5-1/2″x 5-1/2″ one for the layer and the other for Flourish cuts


  1. With the Flourish Thinlits and the BIG Shot cut six of the medium floral dies
  2. Next cut the medallion from the Flourish Thinlits
  3. From the Real Red card stock cut out the scallop heart from the Heart Thinlits (retired)
  4. Cut the large scallop circle from Designer Series Paper using the Circle Thinlits (retired)


  1. Using Real Red Ink, stamp the “happy valentine’s day” greeting in the bottom right hand corner of the Whisper White 5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece.


flourish-valentines-day-card-detailPUTTING IT TOGETHER:

  1. Adhere the medium floral cut outs to the center of the medallion with Multi-Purpose Glue taking care that they are spaced equally around. This is done easily by lining the floral cut outs up with points of the medallion.
  2. Carefully gkue the medallion piece on to the heart,
  3. Adhere and layer the card as shown in the photo.
  4. Add a Basic Rhinestone to the center of the medallion and Basic Pearls on every other scallop along the heart’s edge.

See what you can do to capture the “Scherenchnitte” look by using different dies. Experiment with different color card stocks and designer series papers. Lots can be accomplish and createde with just a little imagination.

Thanks ever so much for your visit.






Rose Wonder Birthday Card


This Rose Wonder Stamp Set is so impressive. it’s hard to believe it’s a stamp. The size is so empowering and then the Rose Garden Thinlits just helps to add another dimension to your cards. This birthday card uses only the Rose Garden Thinlits and believe me it’s quite beautiful and easy to assemble.


The card base is a 10″ x 7″ piece of Whisper White scored at 5″

Cut a 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ piece of Soft Sky

Cut a 2″ x 6-3/4″ piece of Wild Wasabi (strip behind Soft Sky)

For die cutting:

Whisper White 5″ x 7″ for roses

Sweet Sugarplum 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ for back of rose

Wild Wasabi 3″ x 3″ leaves

Cut out the large rose and leaves outline from Whisper White using the Rose Garden Thinlits and the BIG Shot. Cut one more rose which will be cut and placed along the card edge.

Take the Thinlit die and use it to trace around the rose with a pencil on to the Sweet Sugarplum

Trace around the leaves on to the Wild Wasabi

Hand cut the Sweet Sugarplum and Wild Wasabi. These pieces will be layered behind the big rose cutout.

Stamp the “Happy Birthday” in Wild Wasabi Ink and cut it out with the Rose Garden Thinlit.

Adhere  the card layers and carefully with All-Purpose Glue, glue all the rose die cut out pieces.

If you don’t have this set, now would be a good time to order it, because of Sale-A-Bration.





Let me know if I can help you or answer any of your questions.






Swirly Bird Flowers and Vine Birthday


The Swirly Bird stamp set and the Swirly Scribbles Framelits can be used alone or combined to create many images including, flowers. Almost any color combination will work as well as any layout.  Cut out all the components and have them ready to go. The possibilities are endless. See if you don’t agree???


Cut a Whisper White card base at 7″ x 10″ and score it at 5″ and 4″ x 6″

Cut a piece of Calypso Coral at 6-1/2″ x 4-1/2″

Cut one solid circle and one of the large swirly circles out of Calypso Coral, Peek-A-Boo Peach and Melon Mambo.

Cut one swirly long piece from Wild Wasabi to use as the vine.

Cut 8-10 flowers from the Melon Mambo.

On the 4″ x 6″ piece of Whisper White stamp the greeting in Wild Wasabi Ink in the lower left hand corner.

Adhere and layer the card as shown, but before you adhere the flowers you need to stamp the leaves randomly in Emerald Envy Ink. Once the leaves are stamped add the flowers.

Adhere the flowers and add a Basic Pearl to each flower center.


It’s that simple to make and put these cards together. I have to tell you when I first saw this stampe set and framelits setI wan’t that thrilled, but the more I looked at it the more possibilities I saw. And, once I ordered it I haven’t stopped using it. Seriously!


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Make what you love and love what you make!!!

See you later next week.







Flourish Valentine’s Day Candy Box

inspiration-bobs-boxThis box was inspired by a box the my all time favorite Bob’s Mini Candy Canes came in. Their box had a clear top to see all the candy canes and resembled a retro box from the 50’s! My box I made out of Real Red Card Stock for Valentine’s Day, but this box can be made in any color for most holidays or any celebration. You can adjust the size as well and I’m going to make a few more of these in smaller sizes, so stay tuned.



  1. For this box you’ll need a 12″ x 12″ sheet of card stock. I used Real Red and first cut it down to 11-1/2″ x 9-7/8″.
  2. On all four sides score the card stock at 1-3/8″.
  3. With the 11-1/2″ side at the top, score at 5-1/16″ and 6-1/2″
  4. Look at the diagram below and cut out the tabs where shown and set aside



All embellishments were cut using the Flourish Thinlits and the BIG Shot out of Whisper White card stock.

  1. flourish-thinlits-trim-2Cut the largest floral embellishment.
  2. Cut four medallions and cut them in half.
  3. Cut five of the trim.








  1. Place and glue the trim along the inside edge of the 1-3/8″ scored lines on either side.
  2. Adhere the halved medallions on each flap.
  3. Adhere the large floral cutout on the top of the box.
  4. Place Tear and Tape Adhesive on the six small tabs and fold them in to form the box bottom and lid.

Make some of these and fill them with candy and small trinkets for your Valentine. They’re going to love it!

Thanks for visiting and be sure to check back all week for more Valentine Ideas.

Craft On!

Embrace the day,




Easy Village Ornament


This is another quick and easy ornament idea. Any die can be used. For this one I used an old village die I have (it’s not from Stampin’ Up!)  🙁  The glass or plastic ornaments can be found at any local craft or dollar store.



Glass or Plastic Ornament

Acetate Sheets

A die of choice

Big Shot

Card Stock (This project used Whisper White)

Dazzling Diamonds or  white glitter

Multi-Purpose Glue



  1. Take your card stock and cut out your die by running it through the Big Shot
  2.  Cut a circle from your acetate sheet that will fit inside the ornament.
  3.  Adhere the cut out card stock to the acetate with a Multi-Purpose Glue. Set aside to dry.
  4.  Once acetate and die cut is dry, carefully roll it up and place it through the opening at the top of the ornament. Once it’s inside it should unfurl. If it doesn’t you can use a twissor to help it along.
  5. Add Dazzling Diamonds or White Glitter with a spoon through the ornament opening.
  6. Adding a bow is optional.

These packaged up in a pretty gift bag or box would make a great gift. A treasure for sure.

Embrace the day,





Merriest Wishes Holiday Card


My new blog design isn’t quite where I hoped it to be, but I can’t wait any longer to blog and connect with all of you. I do have some great Christmas and Holiday projects to share with you; so sit back and get ready for three weeks full of festive projects!


Card Stock & Dimensions:

  1. For the card base an 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Dapper Denim was cut and scored at 4-1/4″,

      2. The Whisper White layer was cut at 5″ x 3-3/4″

      3. The Soft Sky layer was cut at 4-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ .


Die Cutting & Embossing:

    1. Run a 4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White through the Big Shot with The Merriest Tags. Use the deer and pine tree die.

     2. Rub a 4″ x 4″ piece of Dapper Denim through the Big Shot, but this time cut out the solid ornament to use as the background layer.

    3. With the Softly Falling Embossing Folder, rune the piece of Soft Sky through thr Big Shot.



  1. Stamp “Merriest Wishes” in Cherry Cobbler Ink on the bottom of the die cut ornament lining up the curve of the hill and the curve in the text.



  1. Line up the two cut ornament layers and through the top loop tie a piece of Bakers Twine.
  2. Layer and adhere the card as shown.
  3.  Add Dazzling Diamonds for a bit of festive bling!


Make sure to stop by again soon for more Festive projects.






Birthday Bouquet & The Hexagon Hive Die

Birthday Bouquet Header

Today’s post is dedicated to all of you who have bought the Hexagon Hive Thinlit and asked me how to use it beyond stamping. This card we made at my class and everyone was happy to see a new way to use this thinlit. It’s a simple technique and the results are stunning. See if you don’t agree?

Birthday Bouquet Card


  1. The card base of Mint Macaron was cut at 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″
  2. Whisper White- 5-1/4″ x 4″
  3. Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper- 5-1/4″ x 4″
  4. Blushing Bride- 8-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ (for stamping)



  1. On the piece of Blushing Bride, stamp four flowers from the  Petite Petals stamp set in Mossy Meadow Ink. Leave room for the “Happy Birthday” message.
  2. On the other end of the Blushing Bride, stamp the “Happy Birthday” message from the Rose Wonder stamp set in Mossy Meadow.
  3. Using Mossy Meadow Ink again, stamp the label outline from the Rose Wonder stamp set over the “Happy Birthday” message. Make sure the message is in the middle of the label. Since this is a photopolymer stamp set the lining up is a cinch.

Birthday Bouquet Birthday



  1. With the Petite Petals Punch, punch out the four stamped petite flowers. Scrunch them up a bit.
  2. Using the BIG Shot and the label die from the Rose Garden Thinlit set, cut out the “Happy Birthday”  label.
  3. Run the piece of Whisper White card stock through the BIG Shot with the Hexagon Hive Thinlit.



  1. Adhere the Hexagon Hive cut out over the piece of the Birthday Bouquet DSP.  Guess what I used to adhere these together?? Yep, Multi-Purpose Glue!
  2. Attach these two layers to the card base.
  3. Attach the “Happy Birthday” label with Dimensionals in a place that’s pleasing to you.
  4. With dabs of glue or Glue Dots attach the Blushing Bride flowers.
  5. Add some bling using Rhinestones or Pearls.

Birthday Boquet Detail

3D Style Button "Tips"

My tip to you is to try and leave some of the solid honeycombs showing to break up the busy areas. The white gives your eyes a break from the busy background pattern and can actually pop the background more, because of the break there’s a greater contrast.


Try this technique using different Designer Series Papers, stamped backgrounds and holiday images.


Remember to make what you love and love what you make.


Craft on!


Embrace the day,



Star Framelits: Celebrate the 4th of July

Stars Framelits Celebrate 4th of July HeaderWith Summer underway and the 4th of July quickly approaching, it’s the perfect time to celebrate the Red, White and Blue by making, cards, banners and table decorations. These don’t need to be fancy. With the Star Framelits you can easily make everything you need for you 4th of July table. Today I’m sharing a card I made, but this card can be a table decoration for your table, by simply placing the card in a free standing photo-clip and stand it on your table. Or make the star with the tail into a pin for your family and friends to wear. To do this hot glue a jewelry pin on the back. You can even make a smaller version and use them as place-cards as well.


Star Framelits Celebrate 4th of July Card

This card is mainly all cut either with the BIG Shot or hand held punches.




1.   REAL RED ~ Cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and score it at 4-1/2″


2.  WHISPER WHITE ~  Cut a 5″ x 3-3/4″ piece


3.  Across the top of the Whisper White Card Stock punch the stars out with the Star Confetti Punch.


4.  PACIFIC POINT ~ Cut a 5″ x 1″ strip and run it through the BIG Shot with  the Striped Scallop Thinlit Die. I used this die, because it resembles waves.


5.  Take some scraps of Real Red, Whisper White and Pacific Point Card Stock and cut out various size stars with  the BIG Shot and the Star Framelits Dies. For the smaller stars use the Itty Bitty Star Punch.


6.  Cut fringe with for the tail of the star using some Real Red and Pacific Point Card Stock and Stampin’ Up!’s Fringe Scissors. Nothing is easier then this!




1. Stamp “Celebrate” in Pacific Point Ink on to the Whisper White card layer.




Stars Framelits Celebrate 4th of July Detail

1.  Layer the largest Real Red star with the smaller Whisper White and Pacific Point stars.


2.  On the back adhere the cut fringe with Multi-Purpose Glue and a piece of scotch tape if needed.


3.  Add tiny dabs of Multi-Purpose Glue  to the back of the cut out scallop piece of Pacific Point and adhere it to the bottom of the Whisper White layer.


4.  Affix the Whisper White layer on to the Real Red card base.


5.   With Dimensionals adhere the large Real Red star.


6.  Again, with small dabs of glue, place and adhere all the punched out stars randomly in a pleasing and balanced design.




Embrace the day,




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