Saturday, June 30, 2018

New G45, KC and more

Friday, June 29, 2018

Rainy Day Card Tutorial

Rainy Day Card Tutorial

Today is a quick and easy card. Takes only minutes but it is so beautiful. Below is the video tutorial link as well as the products used and links. Hope you enjoy!


Products Used:

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Label #M38298 When I Was a Kid
Cloud Pillow #M3C78258 Maker - Home Accessories
Umbrella #M4583E Everyday Pop-Up Cards
Pokie tool:
Art Glitter Glue:
Neenah Silver CS:
Tim Holtz Oxide Inks:

Bonus Bucks:
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This is a A7 size card so you cardstock will need to be cut at 10x7 for a side opening. Score at 5" on the long side. 
The mat is cut at 4 3/4x6 3/4 inches

The links to the Umbrella, Couds and Label are in the products used above. 

Hope you enjoy and share with us on our Facebook page:  

Thursday, June 28, 2018

4th Of July Table Favor Treat Box

Today we made a cute 4th of July table favor that we will use to hold lots of goodies for our grands...well yes maybe the kids too, on the 4th. I love the 4th of July, cook outs, swimming, family and fun. This just adds a little extra to the table. I have been told this year we are having a water balloon fight, well we shall see...

YouTube tutorial: 

Products used:

Bonus Bucks:

Code to get 15% off is: Rewards 


Card stock is 9x7 inches on the 9" side score at 2 1/2 and 6 1/2" turn and score at 2 1/2 and 4 1/2"

Holding the 9" side longways in your hands cut up on the score lines just to the adjoining score line. Do this on each side and then glue these together, creating your box.

Apron 4 1/4x6 cut 2 of these back side
Apron Mat is 4x5 3/4" cut 2 of these this is the front.

Use the photo below to see how I cut them, I didn't measure just came down about 2 1/2" and starting cutting for the sleeve holes.

Pocket is 3 1/2x2 1/2", I only glued on three sides leaving the top open so I could place the utensils in. The utensils I cut with my cricut. The doily is from a die set I have listed above.

Enjoy and share on our Facebook group:

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Pocket Card with Bookmark - using all scraps

Using Up Scraps, Making Beautiful Pocket Cards with Bookmarks

We are using up our scraps and making beautiful Pocket Cards that will hold these beautiful bookmarks. How many people still read a REAL book? Well I for one do. I love the smell of real books and can't wait to get my hands on a new one.

Video Tutorial:

Products Used:

Pokie tool:
Mono Sand Eraser:
Art Glitter Glue:
Spellbinder circle dies:
Tim Holtz Oxide Inks:
Bonus Bucks:
Code to get 15% off is: Rewards


Cardstock 8 1/2"x7" on the long side score at 3 3/4" and 7 1/2" turn one turn and score at 1/2".

Fold on score lines. On the piece without the extra fold down the side you will measure down 4" and then make a mark from here up to the corner and cut this part away.

Your tag/bookmark is cut at 6 1/4"x2 3/4" and the mat for the front is cut at 6"x2 1/2". The little piece on the bottom is cut at 1 3/4"x2 1/2"

Front mat is cut at 3 1/2x6 1/4" place it under the front part that you cut at an angle, mark and cut that part away as well. This should then fit perfectly on the front. If not then trim a little off the bottom.

Inside mat is cut at 3 1/2"x5", this will not go all the way to the bottom but it will not show anyway.

Embellish as you wish and enjoy!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Tea/Hot Coco and Treat Package Tutorial

Tea/Hot Coco and Treat Package

Todays project is a Tea/Hot Coco and Treat Package. This is a quick and easy project that is wonderful to make for friends, neighbors, postal workers, USP carriers, and to sell at craft fairs.

Here is the full video tutorial:

Below you will find all the measurements.

Start with cardstock 12x5 1/2 inches. score on the long side at 5 1/2 and 11 inches.
On the end with the 5 1/2 measurement come down 2 1/2 from the top corner and in 1 1/4", draw a line 1 1/4" in and then from this point up to the top left corner, where the 5 1/2" score line is. This part will be cut away.
Punch two holes around the 2 1/4" mark up from the bottom of the folded piece.

Inside mat is 5 1/4x4, place it along the top portion, it will not come all the way to the bottom, that is fine.

Outside mat is 5 1/4x5 1/4",  I place this under my front piece that I have already cut away and mark then cut away. Easier than measuring.

Glue the bottom and the folded sides together with a strong adhesive. Place your ribbon through the holes and tie your tube on.

Watch the video and all the measurements and instructions will be clearer to follow. Any questions just let me know in the comments below.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Lattice Braided Card

This is a quick and easy card but it looks like it took you forever to make. Measurements are below as well as the YouTube tutorial link.

Hope you enjoy.

YouTube tutorial:

Products we used:

Tim Holtz Garden Greens Die:
Tim Holtz Ruler:
Basic Grey Magnets:
Summer Mood collection:
Template for braid:
Technique Tuesday Stamp: Can not find

Cardstock is 11x 4 1/4" and I scored in the center at 5 1/2".
Mat is cut at 5 1/4"x4
The Braid piece is 3x5 1/4 inches, you score in the center at 1/2" fold and lay the template on as shown in the video.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Why Not Join Us

Where can you find 15 teachers in one spot who have a wide variety of talent and creativity? Where can you spend time in the beautiful Appalachian mountains? Where can you get some of the most wonderful food you have ever put in your mouth? Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is where at the Made It Con, in September 13-15! Just think all this and crafting too? How fun will that be. We would love to see you there. Take a class, chat with us at the meet and greet. Take photos to share with friends. 

We can’t wait for this event. We will be teachers some of the most beautiful projects we have ever taught at a convention. And we can’t wait to share them with you. Some classes are already sold out so make sure to go over and sign up for yours now. 

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Let me know below if you have signed up. 

Friday, June 22, 2018

Wellness Package Tutorial

This is a quick and easy project but really appreciated by the sick when filled with the goodies they need when sick. These are great for nursing homes, family and friends.

YouTube tutorial: UPLOADING NOW 

Paper Collection used:

Cardstock 12x7, score on 12 inch side at 5 3/8 and 6 5/8 inches.
Mats are cut at 5x6 3/4 inches you will need two for the front and two for the back.
Middle mat is cut at 1x6 3/4 inches you will need one for the inside and one for the outside.

Tea Pocket 

Cardstock is 7x4 inches score at 1/2 and 1 on two short sides and 1 long side.
Mat is 4 3/4x 2 3/4 inches
Cut the corners out and glue together creating the pocket as we have before.

Tissue Holder

Cardstock is cut at 3x5 inches, score at 1/2 and 1 inch on 2 short sides.
Mat is cut at 2 3/4x2 3/4 inches
Put score tape on the end score lines.

Caugh drop holder

Cardstock  3 1/2x4 inches score at 1/2 and 1 on three sides.
Mat is cut at 1 3/4x 2 1/4 inches

Lip balm sleve is cut at 1 and 3 " just roll and place in the center spine.

Hope this helps, if you watch the video this will make more sense.

Thanks E

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Triple Panel Standing Card Fold

Another fancy fold card for todays project. Hope you enjoy. The full tutorial is uploading at the link below. Below you will find links to as many products as I can find that I used and the measurements.

YouTube Tutorial:

Products Used: 

Pokie tool:
1x1” clear block:
Wink of stella:
Score Board:
Art Glitter Glue:
BB Early Bird:
Tim Holtz Garden Greens:
MS butterfly punch:

Made It Con Tennessee Classes:
For info on the Maymay cruise:


Cardstock is 10"x5 1/2" score on the 10" side at 3", 4", 6" and 7"
Fold vally, mountain, mountain, valley.

Mats are 5 1/4"x2 3/4" cut 2
Center mat 5 1/4"x1 3/4" cut 1
side panels 5 1/4"x3/4" cut 2

The front panel that goes across the center of the card is 3 sheets cut at the following:
2 7/8"x2 7/8", 2 3/4"x2 3/4", 2 5/8"x2 5/8"

The white circle is a 1" that I stamped on.

That is it a quick and easy project.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Chocolate and Tea Gift Box Tutorial

Chocolate and Tea Gift Box for a Friend

Today we made a chocolate and tea gift box for a friend of ours who is feeling under the weather. We will fill with some wonderful goodies and take it to her hopefully it will cheer her up a little and it will be fun to help her eat the chocolates. lol. Below you will find links to all the products we used the measurement and the link to the full video tutorial. Hope you enjoy and if you make some of these please share them with us on our Facebook group.

YouTube Video Tutorial:

Products used:  

Havana Paper Collection: 
Score Board:
Art Glitter Glue:
1x1” clear block:
Cricut Scissors: 
Neenah CS:       


Base is cut at 6x9, on the long side score at 4 and 5 inches
Mats for the base are cut at 5 1/2"x3 1/2" you will need 4
Middle mat is cut at 3/4"x5 1/2" cut 2

Chocolate pocket is cut at 3 1/2x7 inches
score on two short sides and one long side at 1/2 and 1 inch
Mat for this is cut at 4 1/2x2 1/4 inches

Tea pocket is cut at 3 1/2x4 1/2 you will score on two short sides and one long side at 1/2 and 1 inch.
Mats for this is 2 1/2x2 1/4 inch you will need 2 of these. 

Cut about 8" of ribbon for each side of the gift box. Before placing the mats on the outside glue the end of the ribbon in the center to tie the box together. 

Decorate as desired. 

Monday, June 18, 2018

Double Star Explosion Card

This card is quick and easy, below are the measurements and the link to the video tutorial.

This is another quick and easy project that would be great for Christmas.

You will just need 6 pieces of paper that is cut at 4x4 inches. With your paper you want to use for the outside facing down, fold in half one way and crease then fold in half the other way. Open the piece up turn to the side you are using and fold point to point making a triangle. Just do this one way. As you open the card back up you will notice the two sides want to fold in, fold them in and and then fold the other parts over creating a square, ( as shown in the video).


Make six of these, then glue then together with the closed points together, one on top of the other.

For your outside mats use paper that is cut at 1 7/8"x 1 7/8" you can stamp on one or both these will go on the front and back of the folded card.

Before placing these on the front and back take a piece of ribbon about 13" long and fold it in half then thread a wooden bead on it. You can also use class or plastic if you want doesn't matter as long as you can get ribbon or string through the hole.

Glue the ends of the ribbon to each side of the folded card, from closed point to open point. This will cause the bead to be right at the open point of the card.

Place your mats on and you are finished.

You can decorate more if you want just don't use any bulky items since this will need to close up.

If this is confusing then watch the video linked above and it should become clear.

Have fun, share your creations with us at our FB group HERE

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Star Card Tutorial

Below are the measurements for the star card we did just before leaving for vacation. This card is quick and easy, it just takes a lot of cutting.

YouTube Tutorial:

Cardstock is 10 5/8x12
On the 12" side mark the center. From the center, or 6" mark cut from this to the corner point. Do this twice and it will give you the perfect triangle.

Score at 5 1/4" and 7" inches.

The white Card stock mats are cut at 5 1/2x4 3/4" you will need 7 of these. On the other 6 you will mark at 2 3/4 on the 5 1/2" side and cut from this point to the corner point creating the triangles.

Place this back in the trimmer and 1 1/2" off one end, on that same end cut another 1/4" off. The tiny 1/4" you will not need keep the other parts for your mats. Do this to all 6 pieces.

The design paper mats are cut at 4 1/2x5 1/8" mark the center of the 5 1/8" side at 2 5/8" and create your triangle as you did above by cutting from this marked point down to the corner points.

Place back in the trimmer and trim away 1 1/4" and then 1/2", keeping all pieces except the 1/2" piece.

Cover all your areas with the mats.

Then use the extra white piece to place in the center. Stamp or color this piece.

I placed a magnet in the center under the center paper and then created a magnetic closure out of a punched piece to close the card. You can close with velcro, belly band etc.

Your card is finished. Have fun.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Double Point Panel Card

This is a quick and easy but unusal card. All the product used are listed below as well as the measurements and a video tutorial. Hope you give it a try. If you do please share with us. 

YouTube tutorial: 

Cardstock is 4 1/2x11 1/2 inches, on the 11 1/2" side you will score at 2 7/8" from both ends. Mark the center on both ends of the long side, then cut from center mark to the 2 7/8" score line creating a point on each end.

For the mats I just cut a piece that was 2 7/8"x4 1/2" and then placed it under the points to the score line, marked and cut it out inside the lines to creat a mat. You could measure if you want but this was just easier for me. 

For the closure, I cut out a scallop circle and a regular circle that is smaller and stamped on one, glued them together and then glued the top to one of the points. I put a velcro dot on the other end at the point to hold the card closed.

Decorate how you wish and enjoy. 

Products used: 

Pokie tool:
1x1” clear block:
TH Stamping platform:
Wink of stella:
Scallop circle dies:
Neenah Cardstock:      
Nuvo Drops:
Score Board:
Art Glitter Glue:
Mono Sand Eraser:
Tim Holtz Scissors:

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Made It Con Surprise!!

We are so excited to once again be teaching at the "Made It Con" Pigeon Forge, TN. September 13-15. We can’t wait to see old friends, make new friends and just hang out with you guys. We have 5 classes and a hands on workshop. Some of our classes are really really close to being sold out, so make sure to go grab your seat soon. There will be so much excitement, fun, laughter and especially some crafty goodies to pass out to all. No one leaves our class without being a winner! 

We want to give each of you a special invitation to our live video class introduction with Maymay on July 25th, 12:00 noon CST. We will be at her storejoining her on camera!! We will show our class projects up close and personal lol. And we want to hear your thoughts and talk with you during the live. Make sure to mark your calendars now, you don’t want to miss out. Even if you have already signed up for the classes don’t miss the show! We will have a special giveaway during our live. Maybe even more than one. 

Here is a link to our class schedule, go check them out and let us know if you are already signed up in the comments below. 

Made It Con Classes.

Remember mark your calendars. 

September 13 - 15, 2018

Money Wallet Card - Quick and Easy

Money/Gift Card Wallet

This is a quick and easy project but it is very cute. I saw this on pinterest and got inspired. All the measurements are below as well as links to all the products I used and the video tutorial. Hope you make some of these and if you do don't forget to share with us.

Purchase art glitter glue after watching this video and use REWARDS at checkout to get 15% off.

Products used:

BB Early Bird:
Pokie tool:
1x1” clear block:
TH Stamping platform:
Neenah Cardstock:      
KC birthday stamp:
Nuvo Drops:
2” circle punch:
Spellbinders Hemstitch circles:
Score Board:
Art Glitter Glue:
Mono Sand Eraser:
Tim Holtz Scissors:

Cardstock is cut at 8 1/4"x11 3/4"
On long side score at 2 1/8", 5 1/2", 8 7/8"
Turn and score at 1/2" then turn to the opposite side and score at 1/2"

You will cut away all the 1" tabs on the side except the second from the bottom. The bottom is the panel that is the largest and the short panel is at the top. 

Put glue on the two tabs left and bring the bottom panel up forming the pocket. 

Cut your mats for the inside and outside.

top mat is cut at 1 7/8"x 7 1/8" this is for inside of top panel and outside. Round the corners of this top panel and the mats. 

Bottom mat for the pocket is cut at 2 5/8"x7 1/8"
Outside of pocket mat is cut at 3 1/4"x7 1/8"

I cut my sentiment mat at 3"x6 3/4" but here you can do what ever you would like. 

Belly Band is cut at 2"x8 3/4" and score on  long side at 2 3/4"x6 1/4"

Decorate and you have a wonderful project. Make a ton and keep around for quick gift card holders. 

Hope you enjoy! 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Quick and Easy Father's Day Gift Box

Today we are making a quick and easy Father's Day gift box, great for those ties, tie clips and gadgets you pick up for dad. Also great place to put cash or gift cards and a note. This project is quick and easy and you can use lots of scraps for your mats. All the measurements are listed below. Hope you enjoy.

Cardstock 11" x 9 1/4", on the long side score at 3/4", 1 1/2", 9 1/2", 10 1/4", turn one turn and score at 3/4", 1 1/2", 4 1/4", 5", 7 3/4" and 8 1/2"

On the corners where you have the 4 squares you will cut away the 3 outside squares leaving the inside one. Cut up on this one and wedge as shown in the video. Do this to all 4 sides.

In the center you have two squares on each end, you will cut up on these score lines and then cut away the one on the outside. Wedge the inside one as shown in the video.

Mats are cut at 7 3/4" x 2 1/2"- 5/8" x 2 1/2" you will need 2 of these. 5/8" x 7 3/4" cut one. Put the mats on the top part of the box.

Decorate as you wish and you have a beautiful box to hold the goodys for day.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Paper Lunch Box

Tuesdays project Paper Lunch Box

This is a quick and easy project but is very cute and makes a wonderful gift holder.

YouTube tutorial:

Sizes are as follows

12x12 cardstock, score at 1 1/2", 3 3/4", 8 1/4", 10 1/2" turn one turn and score at 1", 2 1/2", 4 3/4",
 7 1/4" 9 1/2" and 11"

With the 1" boxes closest to you and the other 1" boxes on the opposite end cut away the 4  boxes in those 4 corners.

Turn to the other sides and cut away the two end blocks, this side will have 3 blocks on each end you just want to leave the center one.  As photo shows below.

Mats are (2) 1 3/8"x4 3/8", (2) 2 1/8"x4 3/8", (2) 2 1/8"x2 3/8". If you want to cover the top piece that has the holes in it for the handles, cut the pieces at 7/8"x4 3/8".

I used just a piece of paper to cut the slit in the handles, if you have a punch this would be better. If you follow along with the video and then read this it makes more sense.

The front piece of paper is cut at 3/4"x 4 3/8"