Insta Happiness: Replay

In case you missed my guest blog post yesterday, I am reposting the directions to this amazingly easy camera card.

17-IMG_2200  As you can see, it can be decorated in any way.

Cameras are trending right now. Everything seems to be Instagram, travel or camera themed in the crafting world. So in order to keep up with the trend, I have created an adorable camera shaped card that is quick and easy and would be the perfect addition to any gift or even scrapbook page.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Coastal Cabana Card stock
  • Basic Gray Card Stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Real Red card stock
  • Fresh Prints DSP Stack
  • Envelope Punch Board
  • 1 3/4″ Circle Punch
  • 1 3/8″ Circle Punch
  • Small Heart Punch
  • SNAIL adhesive
  • Rhinestones



  1. Cut 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of Coastal Cabana card stock in half to 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at 5 1/2″. The card front should measure 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
  2. Line the long edge up at 1 3/4″ on the Envelope Punch Board and punch. Flip the card so that back of the card is lined up to 1 3/4″ and punch. The second punch should mirror the first.2-IMG_22673-IMG_2268
  3. Place the short edge at the top of your paper trimmer and cut off the outer portions of the card left after punching the two divets.        4-IMG_2269
  4. Use the reverse punch to round all four corners.5-IMG_2271
  5. Adhere a 2″ x 5 1/2″ strip of designer series paper to the center. Layer the Real Red Small Heart onto a 1 /8″ White circle onto a 1 3/4″ Basic Gray circle. Adhere to the card front.6-IMG_2272
  6. Embellish with a Rhinestone. Ta-done!

Camera Handmade Card

I love to stay on top of the latest trends and right now all things photography are hot.  Instagram, photography classes, scrapbooking, journals, smash books, and more are everywhere.  I walk through the craft store and most of the craft section is somehow related to photography, which is great because it puts focus on documenting your life and the things that are most important to you.  You will want to remember these moments and be able to look back on them.

With that in mind, I have seen a ton of camera looking cards, boxes, and scrapbook layouts. I decided to look at all of the examples on Pinterest and come up with my own piece of photo fun.

I looked through the Annual Catalog and noticed the “I Am Me” designer series paper– it contains cameras, luggage, word map, and nine other patterns with dots or stripes. It is the perfect combination of a travel theme and coordination with any craft project.  How could you not love this designer series paper.

It also coordinates with Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Real Red, So Saffron, & Whisper White.  For the camera cards, I decided to use Calypso Coral and Pool Party for the bases and Basic Gray for the accents.  I also used Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry for the other half of the cards.  Even though those two colors were not listed as coordinations, they coordinate perfectly with the paper and add an extra bright pop of color.

To create the rounded “flash” area of the camera, you will need an Envelope Punch Board (133774).  Who would have thought that in addition to making envelopes you can make cards, boxes, bows and pockets!?!  (The best $20 I ever spent!)  The card is a standard size: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.   I also used the punch board to round the four outer corners because it also has a built in corner rounder.



Stampin’ Up! supplies:

  • Envelope punch board
  • I am Me Designer Series Paper
  • Calypso Coral cardstock
  • Crushed Curry
  • Bermuday Bay
  • Pool Party cardstock
  • Basic Gray cardstock
  • Whisper White cardstock
  • Real Red cardstock
  • Small heart punch
  • 1 3/4″ circle punch
  • 1 3/8″ circle punch
  • Large rhinestones
  • dimensionals

Happy Crafting!!


Holiday Money Card Holder

Happy Tuesday!

Get out your paper trimmer and favorite card stock for this tutorial.  This simple card is great for giving money/check to the person who has everything or the teenager that you don’t know what to buy.  It can easily be redecorated to create a birthday, thank you, or congratulations card!  Here’s how to get started.

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Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Wishing You stamp set
  • Crumb Cake card stock
  • Cherry Cobbler card stock
  • Old Olive card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Season of Style DSP
  • Cherry Cobbler Ink
  • Old Olive Ink
  • Chalk Talk framelits
  • Ovals framelits
  • Big Shot
  • Stampin’ Trimmer
  • Envelope Punch Board
  • Sticky Strip
  • SNAIL adhesive


  1. Cut Crumb Cake card stock to 8 ¼” x 7”.
  2. Score at 3” and 6” with the 8 ¼” edge placed at the top.
  3. Punch left bottom edge at 3 ½” with envelope punch board & cut off remaining sliver (with the shortest & bottom flap at the top of the punch board).
  4. Layer Old Olive card stock on front of card. Layer Season of Style DSP.
  5. Cut out tags with Whisper White and stamp Wishing You presents.
  6. Cut Old Olive and smaller WW oval with framelits.  Stamp Wishing You sentiment.
  7. Adhere bottom flap to card with two small pieces of Sticky Strip on vertical ends.
  8. Decorate with remaining pieced of designer paper and stamped images.

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Happy stamping!!

Fall treat holder


Isn’t this treat holder adorable.  Add a chocolate bar and you’re done.

Stampin’ Up! supplies:

  • Banner Greetings stamp set (Hostess)
  • Sweater Weather Designer Paper
  • Pool Party card stock
  • Baked Brown Sugar Ink
  • Decorative Label Punch
  • Envelope Punch Board

Start by cutting your DSP to 5×5.  Line it up at the 3″ mark, punch and score.  Turn a quarter turn, line up with the arm and punch, score again.  Continue until all sides are punched.  Glue the inside flaps together.  Punch a Pool Party card stock decorative label.  Use a Pool Party marker to line the edges of the cut out.  Stamp Banner Greetings in Baked Brown Sugar and adhere to the label.  Adhere  the label to the Sweater Weather paper and slide a treat into the pocket.

Happy Stamping!!



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