A little bird of Thanks

Things I love:  Best Birds and Jars of Love.

A  few weeks ago my best friend sent me a thank you card for hosting a baby shower.  It was a bright floral wreath with a pretty little pink bird right in the middle.  It gave me the inspiration for this bird and wreath card.

I stamped a few layered flower on a scrap of Whisper White and cut them out with the Jar of Love framelits.  I finished it off with a cute Melon Mambo bird just like my inspiration.

Best Birds Thank You card from StampinFool.com

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Don’t forget we are still having a sale on Designer Series Paper during the month of October.  Now is a great time to stock up!


DIY Camera Shaker Card Tutorial

DIY Camera Shaker Card Tutorial from StampinFool.com

Good Morning!  Check out today’s awesome project. Love it?  I’ll give you the details.



  • To create the camera shape, put the folded card base into the envelope punch board and punch at the 1 3/4″ mark on one side, them flip the card over and punch on the other end (same edge of the card).  Cut off the outer parts of the card leaving the middle rounded hump.
  • Use the foam strips to keep confetti/sequins in the shaker window.
  • Use 2″ and 1 3/4″ circle punches to make the camera lens quickly and easily.
  • For the decorative middle, place three rows of Pop of Pink black and gold washi tape.
  • Keep with a few colors for a bigger impact!

DIY Camera Shaker Card Tutorial from StampinFool.com

Quick & Easy Donut Boxes

Happy National Donut Day!! A day completely made up, but after my own heart.  We already made a quick trip out for donuts this morning, but ate them before I had a chance to snap a photo, so instead, I’m giving you the donut that keeps on giving!

This easy to make donut box can by made quick, in about ten minutes start to finish.  Grab your supplies from the list at the bottom of this post and get to making.

  1. Cut two 2 1/2″ x 11″ strips of Sahara sand. Score longways a little over 1/4″ in on both sides.  Cut little slits to the score lines on both sides about 1/4″ apart. Add tear tape to one end of each strip to form a circle.
  2. Cut Sahara Sand into two 4″ squares. Cut Blushing Bride into a 3 1/2″ square. I used the Tear & Tape and a pencil to trace the size as a guide.  Trim into a circle.  Make the Blushing Bride curvy like icing.
  3. Punch confetti hearts out of scrap paper.  Cut a scrap white circle for the center.
  4. Attach the Sahara Sand circle to the fringed circle with liquid glue. Repeat for the bottom of the box.
  5. Adhere the pink icing to the box top and decorate with confetti hearts.
  6. Enjoy!!

For more detailed directions, you’ll love my Cake Box Tutorial; you can use the same directions and photos to guide you through assembling the box!

Quick and East Donut Box tutorial on StampinFool.com

Here’s the donut! Adorable & perfect for gifting!Quick and East Donut Box tutorial on StampinFool.com

Teach Me Tuesday: Friends Who Know

Teach Me Tuesday:  Friends Who Know video tutorial at StampinFool.com

Good Morning Crafties!  It’s Teach Me Tuesday where I’ll be showing you how to make the cute card I’m sharing.  Below is a video with instructions and I’ll walk you through it in under 10 minutes.  I’ll give you a supply list as well so that you can order the stamps and ink needed to make this beauty!

Before we get into the card and video, I have a little housekeeping to do.  It’s that time of the year- the RETIRING LIST is coming out soon.  Soon as in April 21, 2o15– that’s right around the corner- next week in fact.  I don’t want you to miss out on the things you love, but we know how quickly things go.  Sometimes they sell out at midnight.  People sit online waiting for the list to go live, and order bulk of card stock, ink, reinkers and stamps.  Let’s talk about it- we know the In Colors 2013-2015 are going.  Order them now, because on April 21st they will be gone- all gone.  It happens every year and I don’t want you to miss out!
Other things that may go (I say may, because I have not seen the list either, but these are educated guesses as to the things that typically make the list):

  • Card kits
  • 2013 In Color embellishments
  • 2013 In Color ribbon
  • 2013 In Color card stock & markers & ink
  • All Designer Series Paper
  • Some embossing folders
  • Some dies and framelits
  • Punches
  • Project Life cards?
  • Stamps…

I will be sending out an email as early as I can on the 21st with the list.  Make sure you review it and order the things you love early so they don’t sell out.  If you love the In Color collection from 2013, I suggest you order those things now, as they will sell out immediately.  Happy shopping!

I LOVE the Friends Who Know stamp set.  There are so many things to love about it.  I love that it looks like a blackboard, that it’s scripty and hand drawn; I love the doodles around it.  I love that it’s a Label Framelit shape- the shape is beautiful!  I love the size- perfect for a card front. I love that the framelit matches perfectly.  I love that it only comes in wood mount. I am a photopolymer girl all the way, but man I love this wood stamp.  It stamps so cleanly and inks up so well.  I love that it says, “We’ll Be Friends Forever because you already know too Much”.  It is so true.  It brings up hundreds of memories that I have with my best friends that I hope I will always remember (or hope to forget some of them!).  Times that we will laugh about for years, inside jokes, and even things we will keep between us forever.  It makes me think of all of the special times we had together, the fun activities that filled our years, and how much I love my besties.  It literally brings a smile to my face, and I hope that it will bring a smile to their faces when they open it.  I am absolutely mailing these out to my gals to let them know how much I love them.  (Actually, they already went out in the mail! So excited!)

THIS. CARD.  I just love the bright colors and how well Melon Mambo pairs with Bermuda Bay.  it is the perfect friend card.  I love everything about it. Get ready to make it too!

Teach Me Tuesday:  Friends Who Know video tutorial at StampinFool.com

Alright, now that you’ve seen the card, here’s the video:

Want more? See more ideas with my favorite stamp here:

Friends Who Know… Everything!

Friends Who Know, Too!

Friends Who Know Video Tutorial

A Sampling of Project Life

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