Create a Card – April 25, 2017

Hi all!

For this week’s create a card I thought I’d show you a card I made with a kit now available for purchase.

Here is one of the cards:


  • Paperie Card kit (includes Gorjuss Girl mini stamp, 6×6 paper pad, card stock, embellishments and envelopes)
  • cutter
  • gold embossing powder
  • heat gun
  • scissors


  1. Create A2 card base out of the cream card stock included included in kit
  2. Scor to create fold
  3. Cut 3 strips of your left over patterned paper

My stripes were:

• Twigandberry–2 1⁄4×51⁄2 • Burgundy1x51⁄2
• Vintagerose 3⁄4×51⁄2


4. Adhere stripes to the card – use tape adhesive


5. Pull the neutral geometric pattered paper from the paper pad and cut a flag – 4 x 2 3⁄4


6. Gold heat emboss the Gorguss girl onto flag


7. Adhere the flag to the card with foam adhesive for dimension


8. Tie a bow with the twine and pin to the flag with the mini clothes pin


9. Adhere a sentiment from the alpha sticker sheet


10.Embellish with a gold heart

11. Done!

This kit is chock full of supplies and comes with full color instructions to make minimum of 10 cards! Great for making cards at the retreat or giving as a gift to a crafty friend.

Let us know if you want one!

create a card – December 5, 2016

HI Everyone;

For this week’s create a card I thought I would show what I made with the December card kit.  These kits are chock full of supplies to make a ton of cards.  This month the stamp set and the 6×6 pad are super cute!


Here are these supplies I used:

  • December page kit includes stop set “holly jolly” by BoBunny
  • Echo Park ‘Deck the Halls’ 6×6 paper pad
  • card stock included in kit
  • gems included in kit
  • Copic Markers: R39, R35, R46, G07, B18, C2, C6, E00, E43
  • Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
  • glitter gelly roll pen
  • gold stickles
  • black journalling pen
  • foam adhesive
  • tape adhesive
  • tag punch
  • twine included in kit
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Spica glitter pens – 2 greens
  • red glaze pen
  • My Favourite Things hilltop dies
  • silver embossing powder
  • heat gun
  • powder tool




Here are the projects:

Small wreath tags




  1. die cut/ punch tag shape from white card stock
  2. stamp wreath from stamp set onto tag with black ink
  3. color with green Spica pen and red glaze pen
  4. add twine
  5. Done!

Snowman Card



  1. Use Kraft card stock to create A2 card base
  2. Use patterned paper to create card panel
  3. silver heat emboss snowman image on reverse side of patterned paper
  4. adhere card panel to card base
  5. heat emboss silver snowflakes
  6. stamp sentiment with block ink
  7. Use white card stock to die cut mountains and snow caps
  8. adhere mountains to card base using tape adhesive
  9. adhere snowcaps to mountains using foam adhesive
  10. adhere snowman to card base using foam adhesive doubled
  11. doodle frame around card panel using black journalling pen

Santa Card & Wine tag




  1. cut 8.5×11 white card stock into 3 equal pieces (3 1/5 approx).
  2. punch hole in top of tag
  3. stamp santa image using tuxedo black ink
  4. stamp ‘ho ho ho’ sentiment in black ink
  5. color image using copics
  6. color white of hat and coat with clear wink of stella brush pen for some glitter
  7. apply gold stickles to buttons
  8. *for the card stamp presents onto scrap of white, color with copies and adhere to sack using foam adhesive
  9. for the card add a few of the green gemstones included in the kit.
  10. Done!

I actually made a bunch of the wine tags and the smaller tags to use for hostess gifts and wrapping over the holidays.  Great to have on hand.

Happy Stamping!

Wendy Signature

March Card Kit – Designer Melanie Smith

Hi Everyone! Melanie Smith joined us as guest designer this month … here is Melanie..

Hello everyone!

This month I was delighted to be able to create with the new card kit. I was pretty productive, I must say, quickly pumping out 7 cards and one layout. The kit included some very useful sentiment stamps, so I am proud to say that my mother’s day and father’s day cards are already taken care of. For the first mother’s day card, I used some chalk paint on top of the red and pink patterned paper instead of the white paper rectangle that I would typically use. The flowers and butterflies in the first 2 cards were cut from the patterned paper pad in the kit.




This card uses the ampersand from the patterned paper, and the heart stickers to make a sweet little love note.


The pretty navy ribbon in the kit was the perfect embellishment for the next 2 any occasion cards.


So if the moms get fussy cut butterflies and flowers, so do the dads! The navy ribbon makes another appearance in the first Father’s day card, and the tags in the second were cut from the patterned paper. I used markers to colour in just a few of the flowers from the black and white paper.



Finally, I used the patterned paper to create 2 layouts. I used some of my new thickers on this 8.5×11 page, and to coordinate, I cut the words “the” and “from” with my silhouette and gold embossed the negative.


I used some paint again on the tag for this layout, and I added a couple of new things that I picked up last week at the Paperie. The word “silliness is part of an embellishment pack, and I painted it with some new prima art alchemy shimmery paint. I also put a few drops of that around the page, and finished it off by circling my photo withe some twine.


A big thank-you to the Paperie for asking me to design this month. I always love any opportunity to create something 🙂



Thank-you so much for designing for us this month Melanie – love these projects!

If you’d like a kit give us a call.

Wendy & Janna

January 2016 Card Kit

January 2016 Card Kit


Hi Everyone!

For 2016 we are mixing it up a bit and offering our card and page kits bimonthly. For our card kits we will show full pictures on the blog and provide instructions with each kit itself – perfect as a gift or to take to a crop to create.

Supplies needed for all projects:

  • January 2016 card kit
  • Adhesive – tape runner
  • Black ink
  • Grey ink
  • Colored ink/ markers
  • Alpha stamps
  • Date stamp
  • Scissors
  • Photos for layout
  • Journaling pen


Card #1 – ‘Party’

  1. Create an A2 card base with the pink shimmer cardstock
  2. Create panel with the yellow heart patterned paper from the BoBunny ‘you’re invited’ 6×6 paper pad – adhere
  3. Cut flap from pink envelop and create 4x   2 1/4 strip – layer on top of yellow heart patterned paper – adhere
  4. Cut flap from black envelope and create 4x 1 ½ strip – layer on top of pink strip – adhere
  5. Add ‘party’ flag stickers from Freckled Fawn stickers included in kit
  6. Add row of pink pearls as included in kit
  7. Done!


Card #2 – “Happy Happy Birthday”

  1. Create an A2 card base with the pink shimmer cardstock
  2. Create panel with the black and white striped, confetti patterned paper from the BoBunny ‘you’re invited’ 6×6 paper pad – adhere
  3. Cut a banner ¾ x 4 ½ of the same patterned paper and flip over to use white side
  4. Select 3 different color coordinating inks/markers and color sentiment “happy happy birthday” and stamp across flag
  5. Adhere stamped flag ½ inch from bottom of card panel
  6. Add heart border sticker from Freckled Fawn sticker set – trim to fit full size of card base
  7. Done!


Card #3 ‘HB Happy Birthday’

  1. create A2 card base with mint green shimmer cardstock
  2. create panel with multicolor hearts on black patterned paper (4 ¼ x 5) – adhere
  3. stamp the HB Happy Birthday Flag image on the ombre stripped patterned paper and fussy cut out x 4
  4. adhere piece of black ribbon ( 5 ½) to top of card
  5. adhere HB Happy Birthday banner flags directly below black ribbon
  6. add 5 pink pearls to right hand bottom vertical edge of card
  7. Done!



Card #4 ‘Celebrate’

  1. create A2 card base with mint green shimmer cardstock
  2. create card panel with diamond patterned paper
  3. randomly stamp the small images (candle, party hat, balloon & heart) in the white diamonds of the patterned paper with black ink
  4. create black banner flag with black strip of paper from paper pad
  5. adhere to bottom of card
  6. adhere ‘celebrate’ sticker from Freckled Fawn sticker sheet
  7. add 3 stars from sticker sheet
  8. Done!


Card #5 ‘Happy Birthday” stripes

  1. create A2 Card base with white card stock
  2. cut the green, yellow and coral stripes from the striped pattered paper to form 5 ½ inch stripes
  3. adhere to card base leaving white space after 1st two stripes
  4. stamp 7 hearts using grey ink
  5. stamp ‘happy birthday’ sentiment using black ink
  6. adhere 3 pink pearls below sentiment
  7. tie black ribbon around top of card
  8. Done!


Card #6 – Birthday Cake Card

  1. create A2 card base with white cardstock
  2. create card panel using confetti (white background) patterned paper
  3. cut piece of light pink patterned paper into 5 x 2 ½ strip
  4. stamp 6 birthday cake images on pink piece using grey ink
  5. adhere zig zag border sticker to bottom of pink paper
  6. adhere pink layer to confetti layer to card base
  7. stamp ‘happy birthday’ sentiment using black ink approx. ½ inch from to pof confetti patterned paper
  8. using tape adhesive adhere 5 ½ inch piece of ribbon below the sentiment and overlapping slighting with the pink patterned paper
  9. Done!


Instax Layout

Occasionally we will use a card kit to make something other than cards – might be Project Life cards, a layout or a mini album. This month my daughter happened to be using her instax camera she got for Christmas so I decided to make a layout about our new cabin using left over bits from the kit.


  1. Use black and pink envelopes (you have already cut flaps from them for cards) to create spots for hidden journaling.
  2. Mat your photos on the envelopes
  3. Pull some white cardstock from you stash and cut to 5 x4 pieces to create journaling cards
  4. Cut two 2×3 inch strips and fold over and adhere to top left edge of journaling blocks to create pull tabs
  5. Insert into envelopes, adhere (only placing adhesive on the envelopes) to white cardstock leaving ¾ inch gap between two envelopes
  6. Cut 1 ¾ x 3 inch strips from diamond, multicolor heart and yellow heart patterned paper (all scraps you should have from previous cards)
  7. Cut ‘v’ for banner into strips
  8. Adhere under envelopes to right side
  9. Stamp sentiment using font stamp and date stamp
  10. Adhere Freckled Fawn stickers as embellishments
  11. Done!

Hope you enjoy the projects we made with the January card kit.  Call the store to get yours today – remember we’ve moved to bimonthly kits.

Wendy Signature

December 2015 Card Kit

Hi all;

Janna and I shared the December card kit and played with it at the fall retreat.


The first card is super simple with the gorgeous doiley included in the kit.  The embellishments are made by cutting up one of the pages of patterned paper and used foam adhesive to add.  There is also some Viva Decor pen added a bit of shimmer to the doily with some dots.


Another gorgeous card made by using a larger piece of the patterned paper to create a card panel.  Gold embossing the  tree image onto the doily helps it stand out a bit more.  Finished it off with a bit of twine.


This card is one of my favourites -just some simple stamping on a one layer card with 2 of the tree images.   The banners at the top were made by cutting strips from the patterned paper.  The die-cut word was made with some foil from my stash and the Big Shot and dies.



This card features a wreath out of the patterned paper scraps and a few circle punches.  Added the sentiment with the letter stickers and finished it with a bit of twine.


An embossing folder and some basic layers created this elegant looking card.



I love the look of white embossing on kraft and this card could easily be duplicated quickly to make a winter stationary set.



I love the layering on this card and the embossed snowbank – beautiful.

If you don’t subscribe to our card kit and want one just give us a call as we often make 1-2 extra – first come first serve!

Wendy & Janna


November Card Kit – 2015

Hi Everyone!

Happy Fall!  I love the Paperie kits – card and layout.  I can sit down with either the basic tools or jazz it up and make a ton of projects all at once with very little effort.  I managed to get several cards and stay tuned for a layout later in the month – I have it all put together just need to get the pictures.  Here are the cards:


I used the Hero Arts ombre ink pads for this one layer card and I love how it turned out – that medallion stamp is amazing!


I loved the medallion stamped with ombre so much that I made another and just added a tag.


I heat embossed the sentiment in gold, added some old book paper as a layer and then added the Prima flower to the tag as a focus.


I heat embossed again with this one and then just added a few stripes of patterned paper and the sentiment in brown ink.


The patterned paper in this kit is so gorgeous with lots of interesting patterns and a few pieces you can cut up which is what I did here for the layers.  And those woodgrain Simple Stories letters – love them!

I still have tons of supplies left over to make more.

Wendy Signature