More Fun With Paper- Creating Paper Loops

Creating Paper Loops

Friday’s should always be a day to celebrate and what better way than to create?

Today I’m sharing a fun video on creating paper loops that will add a little interest to your card.

It’s also a great reminder of the sweet season of Christmas.


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While I’m using the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper, this technique I’m sharing can be used with any design.

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This card was completely inspired by these candies below.  Have you ever had them?

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When I started playing around with the Candy Cane Christmas Suite, the candies instantly came to mind.

I had to put the idea to the paper test and see if it could come to life.

Click on the video below to learn how I created the fun paper loops.


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Tips & Tricks 


  • Card base measures 4-1/4″ x 11.  The two pieces of Crumb Cake cardstock measure 4″ x 5-1/4″ and 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.
  • All of the products used on this card are from the Candy Cane Lane Suite. See below for the products in this suite.
  • The Layering Squares were used to create the scallop under the Label with the greeting.



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Creating Paper Loops, Stampin' Up!
Click the clickable links below to create your own paper loops card today using the Candy Cane Lane Suite. 

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Jolly Friends- A New Take On Rudolf

Jolly Friends

Have you ever had a stamp set that makes you giggle like crazy?

First of all, Jolly Friends stamp set was feeling slightly neglected.

It’s been sitting under a pile of stamp sets and when I found it I couldn’t stop laughing.

Instantly I had an idea with Mr. Moose! He’s the new Rudolf.

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A New Take on Rudolf

If there is one thing I love about stamping it’s the ability to use my imagination.

While I’m sure not everyone sees my crazy imagination in the sense that I do, my hope is that you can feel the same way about your own imagination.  FREEDOM!

As a result of my crazy imagination I found my new Rudolf.  Why must he be a reindeer? Why not a MOOSE?

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As I was creating this little guy I was laughing.  Instant joy in how crazy cute he was and the red little nose was the icing on the cake.


Take a Peek

Take a peek at this amazing set.

Jolly Friends can definitely open your imagination with all of the goodness inside this stamp set.


There are 21 photopolymer images inside this set that will set your imagination on fire.  WOW.

The best part of this stamp set, the punch that coordinates.  The Jolly Hat Builder Punch gives you the freedom to create all kinds of hats that YOU want.


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Let your imagination run wild and enjoy the creativity with this stamp set.


Tips & Tricks

  • Stamp the moose onto Crumb Cake cardstock and stamp again to cut out the moose ears.  Use a Sponge Dauber to color the ears using Early Espresso ink.
  • Using a Sponge Dauber on the ears makes the ears appear like suede.  It’s an awesome look.
  • The Tag of Tins stamp set has the best snowflake image to use on cards or other projects.
  • It’s a Celebration stamp set was used for the “celebrate” greeting with Early Espresso Ink.
  • To create the red nose, stamp the image onto Crumb Cake cardstock using VersaMark ink.  Sprinkle the Real Red Glitter Embossing Powder and heat.  Punch the nose out using the 1/4″ Circle Punch (currently on the clearance rack).


Let Your Imagination Run Wild

If you are looking to let your imagination run wild, Jolly Friends stamp set is a great choice to start with.

Enjoy creating fun holiday cards with these adorable images.

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Other products that coordinate with this stamp set:

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Have an AMAZING week.


Totally Trees Stamp Set-Stampin’ Up!

Totally Trees Stamp Set

Today’s card is all about the trees using the Totally Trees stamp set!

If you are looking to create any seasonal tree this is a perfect choice.

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Creating Fall Scenery

The name of this stamp set explains it all. Trees, trees and more trees!

If you are looking to create any seasonal tree there are abundant choices within this stamp set.

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Totally Trees stamp set, Stampin' Up!


Creating a fall scene was easy by adding a few fall color combinations such as Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry ink.


Tips & Tricks 

  • The card base for this card uses Crushed Curry cardstock (4-1/4″ x 11″).
  • The top Whisper White panel measures 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″.
  • Create dimension by layering the top Whisper White panel onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock (4″ x 5-1/2″) with a (1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″) strip of Moroccan Designer Series Paper.

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  • To create the multicolored tree use a Sponge Dauber with Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie Ink.
  • Create the banner using Crushed Curry cardstock (1/2″ x 4-1/4).  Tuck the right side under the Whisper White top panel.
  • The greeting comes from the Basket of Wishes stamp set.


Create Any Season 

Like I’ve said earlier, this stamp set gives you plenty of options to create any season simply by changing the color combination.

Here are a few color combinations for different seasonal trees you could try:

Winter Scene

Spring Scene

Summer Scene

Fall Scene

You can let your imagination run wild with all of the color combinations and the different types of trees available to work with using the Totally Trees stamp set.


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Another tree set to consider and it’s an oldie but goodie is the Lovely As A Tree stamp set.  By far one of the most widely used stamp sets by customers and again, you can create many beautiful scenes.

Finally, the choice is yours.  It’s what I love about stamping.  There are tons of options for us to create any beautiful tree scene.

If Totally Trees stamp set is on the top of your list, click HERE to purchase your stamp set today.  Get started creating beautiful handmade card sets for family and friends.

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Time To Escape The Crazy

Time To Escape The Crazy


Sometimes my little family lets me escape the crazy, crazy life that is.

This weekend it’s happening!

About a year ago my dear friends and I planned a get away.

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Crazy Happens Before the Escape!

Let’s face it… in order to escape the crazy things have to get really crazy!

I can attest that the last two weeks have been SERIOUSLY crazy in our house.

I’m not kidding…

  • The new gymnastics club we joined we also quit due to professional issues.  We joined a new one unfortunately same distance of 45 minutes each way.
  • Russ breaks his ankle which creates a driving fiasco but blessed he didn’t need surgery and he’s in a walking cast.
  • Volunteering and the daily motherly crazy.


The interesting part is when I’m this crazy busy, I’m really organized and my time management is AWESOME.  I don’t understand it, but I get things done as if I had a super power.  It’s crazy and awesome all at the same time.


Should I Stay or Should I Go

When Russ broke his ankle, I was seriously considering canceling my escape.  I had an over whelming guilt over flowing leaving the Prince as he hobbled around.

The Prince would not hear of it.  Then it was like he was going to prove he was completely fine to manage the household.  He’s done amazing.

I’m feeling like he has got a good handle on the crazy and ready to hobble the house like a Prince.

Now I’m really going to escape.

I’ll be floating on a big big boat in the middle of the Western Caribbean.  Yahhooooo!


Stamping Retreat

This trip is actually a stamping and scrapbooking retreat.

Oh my word!!  Escaping to stamp and scrapbook on a cruise?

Pinch ME!

Those attending have created swaps as well.  I’m pretty excited.

Here is the card I created for the card swap.

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I used the Hang Your Stocking stamp set and Christmas Stockings Thinlits to create this card.

Below are a couple tips & tricks when creating this card.

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Tips & Tricks

  • Create the snowflakes using the snowflake from the Tin of Tags stamp set.
  • The Designer Series Paper comes from the This Christmas Designer Series Paper.
  • The color combination is Smoky Slate, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay. A color combination that I’m in love with.

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  • Metallic Enamel Dots completed this card.  I love how these enamel dots look on any projects.

You can see all the supplies I used for this card below in the clickable links.  

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While I’m Away…

While I’m escaping the crazy… I’ve got a line up of fun projects I’ll be sharing with you as well as a new video next week.  Make sure to check back.

The latest October Tutorial is available.  Oh boy… is it AMAZING!!

You can purchase it HERE -OR- purchase $50 in my Online Store and receive the tutorial FREE!

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How To Create Felt Ribbon From Cardstock

How To Create Felt Ribbon From Cardstock 

Do you love to learn new techniques? Today I’m dying to share this one.

If you love to add embellishments to cards this technique will be quick and easy.  Even better, it will use a staple product in your craft room.



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Over the years I’ve created a few videos sharing ideas and tricks on different ways to use ribbon.  No doubt that I’m a huge fan of ribbon and ways to use it.

However, there are times when I’m looking for a certain color or style and I don’t have it.

Creating your own Felt Ribbon out of cardstock is simple and perfect in this type of situation.

If you don’t have a coordinating color of ribbon that fits the style of the card you are creating, hang tight.  There is a solution.


How to Create Felt Ribbon 

I love the feel and texture of felt.  The attraction for me is clearly the softness when I touch it.

If you look closely below you will see the pool party cardstock created to look like a ribbon under the tag.

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Today I have a short video on how to create this look using a simple piece of cardstock and the Hang Your Stocking stamp set.

Grab a piece of cardstock that measures 1/2″ x 4″ and a bone folder.  Now watch the video and start creating your own felt ribbon from cardstock.

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Tips & Tricks

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  • Hang Your Stocking stamp set is a Photopolymer set with matching thinlits and can be purchased as a bundle – save 10%! Click HERE to view and purchase.
  • The background is watercolored using Pool Party and Bermuda Bay ink onto Watercolor Paper.
  • Enamel Shapes and Rhinestones make the perfect accents for any project.  Enamel Shapes come in circles, stars and hearts. Check out the subtles collection. They are soft and beautiful and a perfect addition for this card.

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Find all the products used today in the clickable links below.

Wrapping It Up!

Creating Felt Ribbon with cardstock gives you oodles of options when it comes to creating any paper crafting project.

Try it out and let me hear what you think.  Share your project with me, I’d love to see it.


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