Happy 16th


Hello My Crafty Friends Welcome to My Blog!

On my blog today is a birthday card I created for our grandson – hard to believe he is 16 and his sister 18 time does fly.  My card was created using some of Joset’s latest releases 4th of July, Blackboard Numbers along with her Stitched Stars, Words 1 – Celebrate and General Pop Ups.  I also used Susan’s Garden Earth & Sky Stencil.

Here is how card was created.

Step 1  Form 6″ X 6″ card base.  Emboss card front with embossing folder of your choice I used stars.

Step 2  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 5-3/4″ X 11-1/2″ score @ 5-3/4″ fold on score line.  Using Susan’s CountryScapes Earth Sky Stencil add clouds and grass with Distress Inks and sponge.

Step 3  Use largest pop up die from Elizabeth Craft Designs General Pop Ups Die set to cut pop up in center fold.  Work pop up folds.   Add Clear Double Sided Adhesive to back staying away from the pop up areas.  Adhere to inside of card working with half card at a time (do not remove all protective covering at once).

Step 4  Using 3 largest dies of Joset’s Stitched Stars cut from 3 different color cardstocks.  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive starting with largest ending with smallest.

Step 5  From Joset’s 4th of July die set using yellow / gold cardstock cut 5 large stars and 15 small stars.  From red cardstock cut largest burst then cut firecrackers 6 times.

Step 6  Cut Happy Birthday twice from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back using Joset’s Words 1 – Celebrate die set stack together to give dimension.  Cut Celebrate twice from white Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back – stack together to give dimension.

Step 7  Using black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut 16th twice using Joset’s new Blackboard Numbers stack together for dimension.

Step 8 Assemble card front.

Step 9  Cut black cardstock 5-3/4″ X 1-1/2″ using Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere approximately 1-1/2″ down from center fold.  Adhere Celebrate in center of black cardstock.  Add large star on each side.

Step 10 Assemble firecrackers using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 11  Cut 2 pieces of clear plastic 1/4″ X 3″ and 1 piece 1/4″ X 4  (I save plastic packaging for this as it is stronger) add firecracker to one end of each using Kids Choice Glue when dry adjust length of plastic so when bottom is attached to pop up firecracker does not stick out beyond the card edge then attach to pop ups using Kids Choice Glue.  Add stars to clear plastic using Kids Choice Glue.  Add 3 remaining firecrackers to remaining pop ups.


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I do hope that you have enjoyed my tutorial today.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock – yellow, red, blue, black

Distress Inks – tumbled glass, peeled paint

Clear plastic


Christmas Door

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Hello my crafty friends!

Today I am posting a Christmas card that I made for a Christmas card challenge. Cardmaking Tips has a challenge again this year to do a Christmas Card a week no obligation to do every week but of course the more you do then the more cards you have to send.  Each Sunday the challenge is posted and you need to make a Christmas card with the challenge  – week 1 was Christmas door so I have used Susan’s CountryScapes Carolina Farmhouse Door.  See list of items I used to create card and if you wish to buy any of the items from Elizabeth Craft Designs just click on the picture of the item and it will take you right to that item on their site or click on the Elizabeth Craft Designs shop button located on the right of my home page that will take you to their site.

Other Supplies

Close to My Heart cardstock – red, green (2 shades)

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Black, Red Berry

Small Gold Ribbon

Stampin Up Small Oval Punch

Stamp Set

Tim Holtz Alterations – Brick Embossing Folder

Pop Dots

Hope you enjoyed!

Thanks for stopping by and until next time – Happy Crafting!



Christmas Projects

Hi there welcome to my blog thanks for stopping by today.

Today I am posting a few Christmas projects that I just finished up.  Hard to believe that Christmas is just 3 weeks away YIKES!    I did the Snowman marshmallow pops for a friend’s daycare, the Hershey nugget treats for work and the ornaments for gifts.  The ornaments are the only things I actually designed myself as the snowmen I saw on Facebook and the candy treats we did at our Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month group.

The snowman pops I saw on Facebook had a nose glued on as well as buttons down the stick but since mine were for a day care with little ones I opted to use just Sharpie markers.

The Hershey nugget treats were fun I wrote winner under candy on one and that person won an ornament.

The ornaments are a sweet reminder of my childhood when my Dad brought home the half balls with scenes inside – I still have the 2 that survived which are probably 60 years old now.  They were made using Susan’s CountryScapes Build A Snowman, CountryScapes Critters 1 and Els van de Burgt Studio 5 Part Pine.  I did a tutorial on Elizabeth Craft Designs a couple years ago for these ornaments.  Susan has many dies that work for this.

Witch’s Brew

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Hello my crafty friends welcome to my blog today.  Well it is officially fall and Halloween is fast approaching so my post today is a Halloween card that I have designed using Susan’s CountryScapes Build A Witch die set.  There are 2 witches in the die set and I could not decide which witch (hehehe) to use so I decided to design a card that used both.

Here is how the card was created.

  1.  Card base is black glitter paper cut 12″ X 7″ scored at 6″ folded on score line to form 7″ X 6″ card so both witches would fit.
  2. Cut orange cardstock 6-3/4″ X 5-3/4″ adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  3. Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 6-1/2″ X 5-1/2″ .  Cut circle approximately 2-1/2″ from scrap paper (just a mask for moon) add removable adhesive to back place on white cardstock where you would like your moon to be.  Using Distress Oxide re-inkers place a few drops Spiced Marmalade, Wilted Violet, Wild Honey and just a couple drops of Black Soot onto craft mat spritz with water tap cardstock into ink turning paper in different directions to cover entire piece.  You may want to do this in stages drying with heat gun in between so as not to muddy too much. Give it a quick spritz of water.  If you do not have re-inkers you can certainly sponge colors on you will just have a slightly different look.  Remove your mask let dry.  When completely dry attach to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  4. Using CountryScapes Build A Witch die set cut 1 of each witch body then cut 2 each of everything else from black cardstock (this just adds dimension) then cut witch bodies from patterned paper (NOTE: when cutting body of standing witch you must flip paper to make her face the opposite way).  The hats, legs / shoes were cut from black glitter paper.  Orange Stickles were used on leg areas, band on hats and some dots on their dresses.  Purple Stickles was also used on their dresses make sure this dries completely before assembling.  I assembled the witches before placing onto card front.  The broom cut approximately 5 times from brown cardstock then cut 1 broom part only from yellow cardstock.  Adhere 1 broom on top of the other then add just the yellow broom part on top for flying witch’s broom adhere 1 on top of other cutting away the broom part leaving just the handle for stick in caldron.  The remaining 3 handles cut into sticks for fire.
  5. The cat was cut twice from black cardstock using CountryScapes Critters 1 die set.  Adhere 1 on top of other.  Use tiny green gems for eyes.
  6. For the caldron I had a Halloween window cling setwith caldron in it that I traced around onto black glitter paper then “fussy” cut.  Fire was hand drawn onto white cardstock cut out then colored to look like flames. Logs were cut from brown cardstock using the broom handle die then cut into pcs.
  7. Build your scene onto card front using Kids Choice Glue to adhere.  For the flying witch pop dots were used for extra dimension.  For the steam coming from caldron wool roving was used (I do a little rug hooking) but you could use any fiberous material that you can pull out wispy.

Hope you have enjoyed this simple card tutorial and that you will make your own version of this card.

Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs to for all their great products!

Until next time ………Happy Crafting!





Roses & Ivy


Hi there my crafty friends weather here in Maine unfortunately is not rose & ivy weather but I can dream.  Using Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s wonderful flower dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs keeps me gardening year round.  Today my post is a card I designed for Susan’s Design Team using three of Susan’s new releases Rose 3, Ivy and Pottery Pitcher.  Find complete tutorial and all the supplies here at Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!


Snowman Trimming Tree Tag


Visit www.christinepooler.com for complete tutorial on how to make this tag.




Hello Everyone thank you for stopping by today hope everyone had a good Christmas.  We certainly did.  Always enjoy the time that we can spend with family and friends.

Today my post is a Christmas gift tag that I made for a dear friend of mine.  Here is how I did it.

  1.  Using Els van de Burgt’s Tags & More 3 Leaves die set and white cardstock cut 1 tag base.
  2. From navy cardstock cut tag with leaves at top and the snowflake corner from Els Tags & More 9 Sparkle  at the bottom (you will have to run tag through 3 times in order to get all 3 snowflakes cut at bottom).  Attach to white tag base using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  ( Avoid getting adhesive in cut out areas)
  3. Cut tree using Susan’s CountryScapes Woods 4 Holiday Evergreens & Trimmings and green cardstock.  Cut the tree height down to fit tag – you want it a little taller than the snowman.  From off white cardstock cut garland 7 times (the off white gives it the look of popcorn).  Add tiny red gems to garland for the cranberries.
  4. Cut snowman using Susan’s CountryScapes Build a Snowman using various colors of cardstock for each of the parts.
  5. Stamp candy cane from Karen Burniston’s Holiday Stamp Collection onto white cardstock using red ink.  Cut out using Elizabeth Craft Designs fine point scissors.
  6. Using white ink or white chalk marker to make snow across the bottom of the tag just above the snowflakes.
  7. Attach tree to left side of tree using Kid’s Choice Glue.  Add garland using same glue.
  8. Build snowman onto tag.  I tilted the head back a little so he appears to be looking up at top of tree.  Add small gem star to his hand and the candy cane to his other hand.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

1081 Susan’s CountryScapes Build A Snowman

1093 Susan’s CountryScapes Woods 4 Holiday Evergreen & Trimmings

953 Els van de Burgt Tags & More 3 Leaves

1077 Els van de Burgt Tags & More 9 Sparkle

814 Kids Choice Glue

802 Fine Pointed Scissors

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Other Supplies

Cardstock – white, off white, navy, brown, red, black, orange & green

Tiny red sparkle gems

Small gem star

1/8″ Red ribbon

Red Ink


I do hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial and now you will make some homemade tags for your packages – nothing wrong with starting on them for next year.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for your supplies.

Until next time  – Happy Scrapping!