Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sign It!

Hi all,

This is a quick post to share. One thing my daughter has always got on me about is to sign my work. I do not have the best writing and with my small stamps and initials, I just don't think it added to the card. I thought the back of the card always looked empty.

Some of you may know I had a birthday a couple of weeks ago and also Gigi is my pen name for crafting. Well my daughter bought me a gift I would not have thought of for myself. She gave me 2 stamps.

This one with my pen name.

This one for my family and friends when I don't use my crafting name.

What a surprise! The best part is this will add the final touch on the back of the cards. What an awesome gift.

When you do a project you should be proud enough to put your name on it. I have a stamp that will do it for me.

Thank you Baby Girl!!

Scrappingly yours,


Sunday, February 19, 2012

K.I.S.S. Keep it Scrap Simple. Bright and Cheery

Hi all,
This was a quick card. I made a couple of them, one as a special you and one as a birthday.
Keeping the card simple and basic allows you to use the card for different occasions. Simply by changing the sentiment inside it can be a Thank you, congrats or a birthday.

Layering adds depth to a project, and a great embelishment never hurts. Buttons are amazing, they are enexspensive and that add the finishing touch to a number of projects. If I could change one thing about this card it would be to emboss the petals. I think adding mabey polkadots or a swirley embossing would have put this K.I.S.S. project over the top. Well maybe next time.

Let me see what you have as a go to K.I.S.S. project.

Scrappingly yours,


Saturday, February 18, 2012

Purple Surprise!

One of my bestie crafting buddies came over and we spent a day making these boxes, amoung other things. I made one that I used as a gift box for a pin. These are often used for photos,

We used wooden balls, purchased from Michael's and painted them. We used tham as feet and also as a knob for the lid.

You could place a small gift or gift card inside. You can also add pictures.

You can add pictures to both sides of the petals. This is cute and not to challending but the cutting takes time.

I have also seen this box done with the inner box off kilter and instead of pictures embelishing each side of the petals. If using embelishments you could use it as a keepsake or memory box. I will try that next time. It is a favorit of mine, but I save them for someone special. Try it out and see what you can come up with. If you need the measurements let me know, it may take me a little while but I will get them for you.

Scrappingly yours,


House Warming!

Hi all!

This is just a quick post, I just wanted to show you a quick card that I made for a sweet young lady that I work with that just moved out on her own. She was so excited she had been living at home while in and after college and finally got her own apartment.

I use the Wild Card cartridge for this it was quick and fairly easy which adds to my K.I.S.S. philosophy.

I purchased a Rachel Ray bread pan wrapped it and finished it up with a card.

She loved it and made Banana Bread!.. I did not have the cuts perfectly lined up. I still have to work on the sizing for layers. If you happen to have any ideas I would love to hear them.

Keep It Scrap Simple!

I'll be post one of the exploding boxes in the next few days. Be sure to stop back by.

Scrappingly Yours !


Sunday, February 12, 2012

ELMO cupcake topper

Cupcakes it is. I have finished the topper. The party was a success!

These were so easy to make. I bought lollipop sticks to put them on and they worked perfect. (the sticks were in the wilson candy making supplies at walmart. 50 sticks for about 3 bucks.

These certainely made an impact on the decorations. Elmo s Elmos everywhere!

There lettering was also done with the Elmo Party cart. I love this cart and if any of you are interested in doing an Elmo Party this cartridge is for you. It is so much easier than it looks.

Scrappingly yours,


Saturday, February 4, 2012

Elmo Birthday Party

Well it is here! My grandson's first birthday. He already loves Elmo so an Elmo Birthday Party it is.

I have to admit I was really nervous thinking I would not be able to handle a 3d invite, but my daughter loved them. So here is the results. I used the Elmo Party Cart.

I added the button just to give it some depth. I did have trouble with glue. I used a glue runner on most of it. I used tacky glue on the button. I'm thinking I should have used a stronger glue on the words, Elmo and the envelops. I embossed the yellow layer. I am finding that embossing can an extra touch.

The Elmo was so much easier than I expected. I did watch a YouTube video that gave great instructions on how to fold.

Score at an angle from the neck to the center of legs
Score where the legs attach to the body
Fold the arm behind and legs up
Most importantly when you glue the legs to the card, do not glue his little booty or he won't pop up correctly.

Adding dimension was helped by using a puff for the nose and bubble eyes instead of paper.

The finishing touch was the envelope that, I loved that it looked like an Elmo face! I used paper for the eyes and nose on the envelope.

I will be doing cupcake toppers and maybe some other decorations next. The part is next week so I better get to work!

Let me know if you have ever done an Elmo project please share.

Scrappingly yours,