Friday, December 28, 2018

Announcing 2019 Happenings

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Snowman Treat/Candle Box

Another quick and easy craft is loading up. These are super simple but make the cutiest little gift holders. This is 2 1/2"x3"x3" so it will hold a candle, cookies or lots of treats. Great for office parties.

YouTube tutorial:

Products used:

Cricut Glitter paper:
Non Stick Mat:
Score Board:
Tim Holtz Scissors:
Score Board:
TH Glass mat:
Pick Up Tool:
Art Glitter Glue:
TH Ruler:


Cardstock 8 1/2x9 inches score on the 8 1/2" side at 3" and 5 1/2" then turn and score on the 9" side at 3" and 6".  Cut up on all for score lines at the corner square boxes and cut away about 1/3 of the tab left.

The hat is cardstock 5"x4 3/4" and scored at 1" on all 4 sides, cut up on score lines and wedge.

The red rim bor the hat is 1/2"x12".

Pink circles for cheeks are 1/2" circle, and the other dots I punched with my hole punch. These are used for the eyes and the mouth. I just cut a small triangle for the nose.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Quick and Easy Gift Box and a $2.50 Gift Idea For The Kids

Here is a quick and easy gift box for those light gifts such as scarfs, gloves, small tea light candles etc. You could make it from cardstock and make it stronger but for these items it is good. I like making boxes like this for the little items my kids take to school. Also look below and see the gift I will be giving all the kids in my 6 year old granddaughters classroom. I am sure they will have a lot of fun with them and they only cost $2.50 for each child. Can't beat that.

YouTube tutorial:

Products Used:

Arteza Dry Erase Boards: 
Arteza Dry Erase Markers: 
Arteza Dry Erasers: 
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Cardstock Celebrate Christmas:
Score Board:
Tim Holtz Scissors:
Score Board:
TH Glass mat:
Pick Up Tool:
Art Glitter Glue:

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The measurments are below as well as the photo for these.

12x12 sheet of paper score at 2",5", 7", 10" turn one turn and score at 2" and 10"

Cut up on the 2,5,7,10 inch score lines just to the cross scored line. Put glue on all the squares and glue them inside the rectangles. Creating the box and the lid at the same time.

How easy is that. Decorate as you wish.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Last Minute Gift Ideas - Hot Cocoa & Marshmellow Pockets

This is the time of year when we all feel the crunch. Time to get those last minute gifts out and hutty! I am putting together a few last minute gift ideas that will only take minimual supplies and very little time out of your busy day. Hope you enjoy them.

YouTube tutorial: 

Products Used:

Cottage nested ovals:
Tim Holtz die woodland:
Martha Steward edge punch:
EK  circle punch 2”:
EK scallop punch 2 ¼”: 

Here are the measurements for this piece.

Pockets are cut at 7 1/2x4 1/2 on long side score at 1/2, 1 6 1/2 and 7 inches. Turn score at 1/2, 3 1/2 and 4 inches.  Cut away corner boxes and clue these together forming your pockets.

Outside is cut at 5 1/2x12 inches. You will score on the long side at 5 1/2 and 5 1/2". Round corners. If you are wanting to make a hand hold then cut this in the ends of the long piece now. As shown in the video. Glue your pockets in with the open part at the top away from score line. Glue the bottom on the score lines on each side. Decorate the front of pocket if you want. And embellish the outside.

That is it, you are finished. Add your goodies and ribbon to close and you are all set for a last minute gift, that anyone will enjoy.

Thanks for watching, E

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Open Door Christmas Card Tutorial

This is a beautiful Christmas Card Door that would be lovely given to a teacher, postman, UPS driver or just anyone in between. It is quick and easy. All the products used that I could find are linked below as well as the video tutorial and measurements.

YouTube Video:

Products used:

Nuvo White Bizzard :
Silent night Stamp:

The base of the card is 7"x12" and you will score at 3 and 9 inches.
Cut panels out of the same cardstock at 2 @ 2 3/4"x4"
                                                                2@ 2 1/2"x3 3/4"
                                                                2@ 2 3/4"x2 1/2"
                                                                2@ 2 1/2"x2 1/4"

Inside white piece is cut at 5 3/4"x6 3/4"

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Santa Suit Table Favor

Today we are working on our table favors and we wanted to take you along with us. We hope you enjoy the full totorial and if you make these please share them on our Facebook Group.  We use just some red bazzil cardstock, black and white. Below you will find all the links for the products used as well as the link to the full tutorial on YouTube.

Products used:

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Red Cardstock:
Black Cardstock:
Silver Cardstock:
White Cardstock:
Tim Holtz Ruler:
Cricut paper trimmer:
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Pick up tool:
Scallop Die Set:
Scallop Punch:
Tim Holtz Scissors:
Art Glitter Glue: Sorry we can't ship this until spring
Score Board:
Bone Folder:

You will need two sheets of cardstock cut at 5x6", on the 6" side score at 2 1/2" and 3" turn and on the 5" side score at 1/2" and 4 1/2". Cut up on the small tab in the center and glue these together making a box. The back side is the long side.

You will need another piece of cardstock that is cut at 4"x12" score in the center at 6". This will then glue down into the pockets, leaving the folded side at the top. Then glue the back sides together.

Cut you white strips as follows. 1 at 1"x12" this will be scored at 6" and placed in the center to form the lapel of the suite as shown in the video and photos.

2 white pieces cut at 1"x3" these will glue on the front of the two boxes even with the lapel piece to seem as though the lapel goes all the way to the bottom. Fold over the bottoms and glue.

2 Tags cut at 1 1/2x2" and round all 4 corners, punch a small hole in the top and stamp or write a name on them.

Buckle - silver piece is cut at 1 3/4"x1 1/2" you will need 2
Black piece is cut at 1x1 1/2" you will need 2.

Beard scollop is 3 1/2" and 2 1/2"

Thanks and hope you enjoy these.
Please make and share on our Facebook group the link is above.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Finishing Our Holiday Planner with Inserts, Pockets and GIVEAWAY - FREE PDF !

We are finishing up our holiday planner today and tomorrow just in time!! I have the PDF ready and waiting for you the link is below. The pocket pages tutorial is listed below as well and tomorrow we will finish up with the binding system. I hope you are enjoying putting this together as much as I am. I love all my planners and can't wait to get started using this one. I do have a giveaway with this planner all you need to do is watch the video tomorrow on our binding to see what you need to do to enter.

Thank you guys so much for following along with us on our Chirstmas Village House & Church and holiday planner journey. It just wouldn't be the same without you.

Get all the links below, hope you enjoy and don't forget to share yours with us on our FB page.

Facebook page: /

YouTube tutorial:

Free PDF:

Products Used:

Laminator pouches:
Tim Holtz Inks:
Cricut Trimmer:
Tim Holtz Oxide Inks:
Tim Holtz Scissors:
Score Board:
TH Glass mat:
Pick Up Tool:
Art Glitter Glue:
Cricut Craftboard:
Basic Grey Magnets:

Monday, November 19, 2018

Christmas Village Church Decorating

Below you will find all the links for the free PDF, Cricut Cut file and YouTube totorials. We will add the base, the fence and more decor tomorrow. Thanks for watching and following along with us.

YouTube Church Play List: 

PDF For Chruch:
Cricut Cut File: 

House PDF File:
House Play list: 
House Cricut cut file:

Products Used:

Cricut Acrylic foil Accents:
Vellum Tape Runner:

Monday, November 12, 2018

Christmas Village Church

Below you will find all the links for the free PDF, Cricut Cut file and YouTube totorials.

PDF For Chruch:
Cricut Cut File: 

House PDF File:
House Play list: 
House Cricut cut file:

Friday, November 2, 2018

Christmas Village House - Base

The base is cut at 10”x11”. Cut the sides of base at 1”x10” cut 2, And 1”x11” cut 2

Video shows how this is put together.

Cricut Cut File:

Video Tutorial:  this is the video of the base.

Other videos will start on Monday.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Thankful Thoughts Mini Album Page #3 with Cascading and Vellum

Mini album Page #3

YouTube Tutorial:

Click here for the Cricut cut file: (NOTE: if you don't have cricut access then some of these may not work for you. I do not charge for my files so if it ask you to pay that is not me it is cricut. PDF File:

Pages base is the same as above pages
The cascading part I explain on the video and the sizes are listed below.

Chalking a Vintage Christmas Tree Wall Decor'

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Mini Thankfulness Page 3 Lots of Flips and pockets

Pocket #2 and inserts for our mini

Click here for the Cricut cut file: 
     (NOTE: if you don't have cricut access then some of these may   not work for you. I do not charge for my files so if it ask you to pay
                   that is not me it is cricut.

The page is cut the same as the second page up to the flap, then we need to cut a belly band that is 2 ¾”x8”. I cut mine this wide to uses my border punch on each side if you don’t want to use the punch you can make it smaller. The mat for the belly band is 2”x7 ¼”

Top note is below as well as the tabs.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The Thankful Mini Pages and Inserts

YouTube Video:
Pockets and inserts for our mini album
Base pocket is 8 ½”x5 ½” score on long side at ½” on each end
Top of the base pocket is cut at 7 ½”x5 ½” fold flaps in and glue this piece on top
Flap for the pocket page is cut at 6”x7 ½” score on short side at ½” just on one end
Front decorative doors are cut at 3 ½”x7 ½” score at ½” on long side
Pocket insert is cut at 5”x7 ¼”
Front mat for the decorative piece is cut at 2 ¼”x7 ¼” you will need two for outside and two for inside.
Inside large mats are cut at 5 ¼”x7 ¼” you will need 4 of these to cover all areas
Insert mat is cut at 5”x7” you will need two to cover front and back of insert.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Mini Album 30 Days of Thankfulness

Today we created a November Thankfulness album, we started with the front and inside covers with a couple of pockets. We will add pages, pockets and inserts tomorrow and Thursday. Make sure to check in the description below for the PDF and the cricut cut file for the pockets we have used this far. We will be adding the other images on as we make them.

Click here for the instructions and the PDF file. 
Click here for the Cricut cut file: 
     (NOTE: if you don't have cricut access then some of these may not work for you. I do not charge
                  for my files so if it ask you to pay that is not me it is cricut.)

Products Used:

Arteza Selfhealing mat, Rotary Cutter & Acrylic ruler:
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KC Kraft cardstock: 

G45 Flutter Collection: 
1/2" circle punch: 
Cricut Maker:
Cricut Access:
ATG Tape:
Tim Holtz Inks:
Cricut Trimmer:
Tim Holtz Scissors:
Score Board:

TH Glass mat:
Pick Up Tool:
Art Glitter Glue:
Neenah Cardstock:
Blending tool:

Score Board:

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Antique Christmas Train Part 2 - The Carrier

Christmas Train Part 2 - The Carrier
Created by Edith Wray

Cricut Cut File:
PDF File:

For all the products used please see below the video Here.

Wheels are cut at 1 ½”, scallop 1 ¼” and center  ¾”

Back and Front of the carrier cut at 8”x4”

Side Accordion Pieces

These two pieces are cut at 4”x4” and scored every half inch.

Bottom accordion cut at 4”x8” and scored the long way at every half inch.

Small strips for the sides are cut at ½”x4” and mat is ⅜”x4”

Inside mats are cut at 7 ½”x3 ½”

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Antique Christmas Train Series Part 1 The Engine

Christmas Train Series Part 1 - Engine

This is the first part of our Christmas train series, the engine. All the photos, PDF file and YouTube tutorial links are below. The Cricut cut file is linked under the video.

Hope this helps, I am not so good with PDF and cut files, sorry. I am trying to learn so I can share with you guys.

YouTube tutorial: 

Cricut Cut File:

PDF File: Christmas Train:

Products Used:

Cricut Maker:
Cricut Access:
Cricut Trimmer:
Tim Holtz Oxide Inks:
Ink Blinding tools: 
Bone Folder:
Stainless Steel Pins: 
Snowfalke Paste: 
Tim Holtz Scissors:
Score Board:
TH Glass mat:
Pick Up Tool:
Art Glitter Glue:
 Hot Glue Sticks: 
Basic Grey Magnets:

The overall size of the chipboard before cutting out pieces is 6x6
The large wheel is 2" circle with a red piece that is 1 1/5" and white piece that is 1 1/4"
The small wheels are 1 1/4" with  a 5/8" piece in the center
Little red stripes on the front are cut at 1/4"x1 1/4"
Little circles are just cut from a cricut file, any punch or file that has a swirl will do.
All white dots on wheels and swirls on roof are made using a sharpie pen.
I used bakers twine on the little wheel to make the bow, and just a button under that.
Little red strip between the tires is 1/4"x1 1/4"
I use a sharpie to draw lines on the "cow catcher" on front.


Thursday, September 27, 2018

Christmas Card & Envelope Purse Holder

Quick and easy project but oh what a great gift for someone. Give it a little early full of beautiful cards and slip the postage stamps in so they will have all they need to mail out their Christmas cards.
Hope you enjoy.

YouTube tutorial:

Products used:

Christmas Magic paper:
Cricut Trimmer:
Tim Holtz Scissors:
Score Board:
TH Glass mat:
Pick Up Tool:
Art Glitter Glue:


12x8 inch paper score on long side at 1/2", 5", 7", 11 1/2"

Measure in 1/2" on ends and cut away creating a slant as in the photo.

Cut 2 pieces 3x4 1/2 score on all 4 sides trim away one end of the squares, cut the others just down to score line and glue.

2 pieces cut at 2x12 inches score at 1" all the way down the short side fold together and glue.

Mats are cut at 7 3/4x4 1/4"

Inside pocket is cut at 3 1/4x3 1/4" score on 3 sides at 1/4" cut away corner squares and put glue on the flaps and glue inside your purses.

Closure 3x6"  score at 1/2" on all sides cut away corners and fold over and glue the flaps.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Open Face Card From Scrap Paper

Open Face Card

This card is quick and easy and takes just a few supplies you already have around your craft room.

YouTube tutorial: 

Cardstock: 5 1/2x8 1/2 score at 4 1/4 on long side.
On front panel of card base marke down 1 1/4" and up 1" this part in the center is the part you will cut away. Use your acrylic or acetate, to cover where you just removed the piece.
Mats for the top are cut at 1"x5 1/4" for top and 3/4"x5 1/4" for bottom.

Trees are freehand, I cut a square at 1"x 2 1/2" marked the center of the top and then joined the bottom corner to this mark cutting away to create the triangle tree. I just matted them but doing the same process but a little larger 1 1/4x2 3/4".
Cut your three stars for the top
Cut a 1x1 inche square for the bottom box holder and then angle cut it up to make it look like a flower pot.
Cut a little stem for each and glue on the front. Decorate as you wish.

It is just that easy.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Fancy Fold Christmas Forest Card and Free SVG Cut File

This is the tutorial and SVG file for one of the cards we did at Made It Con. All other card tutorials we did in this class are linked below. 

Fancy Fold Card Christmas Forest tutorial:
Christmas Tree Ribbon fold Card:
Pop Up Birthday Card: 

Product List: 
Stampendous Stamp:
Stamp Pockets:
Archival Ink Olive:
TH Glass mat:
Score Board:
Art Glitter Glue:

Free  SVG cut file:
Free Christmas Ribbon Fold Card Cut File is below in the photos

Fancy Fold Card “Christmas Forest”
On the black cardstock score at 1”, 2”, 2 ¾”, 4”, 4 ¾”, 6 ¾”
Turn to the right and score at 1 and 6 – At the 2” and 5” just score down to the 4th horizontal score line or the 4” horizontal score line.
Fold @ 4 ¾” score line and at the 1” vertical score line cut to the next score line which will be the 6 ¾”, cutting through both sides. Turn to the other end and repeat the process.
At the 2” and 5” make a cut from 1” to 4” horizontally.
Stamp on the green paper if desired.
Mats are cut as follows.
1 – ¾”x 6 ¾”       1 – ¾”x2 ¾”    2- ½”x2 ¾”   1 – 1”x2 ¾”
2 – 1 ½”x1 ¾”    6 – ¾”x1 ¾”    1 – 1 ¾”x4 ¾”    1 – 2”x6 ¾”
The white paper is cut and stamped for you, these will go on the two largest panels.

You just print and cut this template, this is a lot of copies.