Spellbinders Be Bold Blooms

When I first started crafting I was intimidated by die sets that had lots of little pieces. I have grown my skills, but I still challenge myself.

This set is easy to cut, but. I got a little overwhelmed trying to choose a color palette. So, I decided to just recreate the project that was shown on the card for this set.

Using a mix of My Favorite Things & Spellbinders card stock, I created a direct CASE (“Copy And Share Everything”) of the product project example. The base card stock color is Sea Salt from Taylored Expressions.

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you like it, and are inspired to create something too!

Mama Elephant Milkshake & Sweet Treats Kawaii Critters Card

As a crafter, designing a card takes me far longer than the actual construction does. With this card, I actually made two iterations. The first I blended salvage patina distress oxide ink, and assembled my critters. But it just looked like it was missing something….

So I literally took it apart (thank goodness for Undo!) and decided to add picket fence distress pain splatters to the background. That did the trick and I was much happier with the final version.

The sentiment is a set from PinkFresh Studio – foiled in silver.

My Favorite Things Recipe For Happiness – You’re Souper!

This set is one of the super versatile sets where changing the color way gives you a totally different look.

Just like in my other card I made from this set, I found adding just a hint of a stencilled background made a big difference in reducing the white space and really allowing the focus image to pop!

The MFT blue beyond card stock, ink and matching copics (B14) really have this card a whole different look than my first project with this set.

Mama Elephant Donut Treats Birthday Shaker Card

For my Mom’s birthday card this year I wanted to create something fun and whimsical; and the Donut Treats stamp and die set from Mama Elephant fit the bill perfectly!

I have always had trouble with getting the perfect shaker card completed. I either make a mess of the acetate or the shaker bits fall out or get stuck to the sides where I’ve used foam tape to create the height of the frame. So this time I was super careful and used my powder tool.

Mama Elephant Warm Fuzzy Hugs with Little Koala Agenda

With this cool fall sweeter weather in full swing, what would be better than warm fuzzy hugs?

I used the Mama Elephant Warm Fuzzy Hugs big word die, modifies to snip off the word Warm. Die cut once with fun foam, then again with a flocked card stock, giving it a fuzzy feeling. It was just impossible to capture on camera.

Using a warm grey card stock, the background was cut from a stitched rectangle, with a brush of pumice stone distress ink to give it more dimension. Koala Hugs & Little Agenda Koala’s made a perfect addition, along with the both flowers as accents from the Tree Branch Cover die set, all from Mama Elephant as well.

Mama Elephant Warm Fuzzy Hugs with Koala Hugs and Little Koala Agenda
Mama Elephant Warm Fuzzy Hugs with Koala Hugs and Little Koala Agenda
Mama Elephant Warm Fuzzy Hugs with Koala Hugs and Little Koala Agenda
Mama Elephant Warm Fuzzy Hugs with Koala Hugs and Little Koala Agenda
Mama Elephant Warm Fuzzy Hugs with Koala Hugs and Little Koala Agenda

Lawn Fawn Mini String of Lights

Just a quick share of a card I case’d from Lawn Fawn‘s design team using the Mini String of Lights die. I didn’t have the Off Set saying sentiment stamp set, so I used Cheery Christmas instead.

This was easy to create, but a little time consuming to do all the paper piecing. If you’re on the fence about getting this die – do it! There is so much you can do with it, and with the smaller scale you can use it as an accent to so many holiday themed cards!

Lawn Fawn Mini String of Lights Christmas Card by Wendie Bee Stamp Right Up

Lawn Fawn Mini String of Lights Christmas Card by Wendie Bee Stamp Right Up

Stampin Up Coffee Cafe ~ Quick & Easy 5 Minute Card

It’s been a while, so I wanted to make sure I started the New Year off right by getting more of my creations posted for you all!
One big change you will notice: I will always now be posting the measurements of all cardstock & pieces used on my cards! I know it’s super frustrating for me when I go to case a really cool card I found, only to not be able to recreate it  just so because my proportions or measurements are off.

So – if you like my work, and you want to recreate it, I will make it easy & fun to do so! All I ask is that you link to the original post or tag me from Facebook, Twitter or Instagram 🙂

Without further ado – here is a really cute, and easy card to whip up.  This card is great for a make & take event or if you need a card on the go.


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Supplies used to make this card:

  • Coffee Cafe Stamp & Die Bundle
  • Coffee Cafe Designer Series Paper Pack (Selected Pattern Paper: 3.25″ x 4″)
  • Blushing Bride cardstock & ink (Base: 4.25″ x 11″, scored at 5.5″)
  • Sahara Sand cardstock & ink (First layer: 4″ x 5.25″)
  • Early Espresso ink
  • Whisper White – for stamping coffee cups, lids & mini tag & for inside panel in card
  • Natural bakers twine


As always, your comments are welcome and appreciated!

Thanks for stopping by – hope to see you again soon ❤

Lawn Fawn Lip Balm Chapstick Holder Quick Tutorial

I have made these little chap stick / lip balm holders before, for parties and craft workshops, and I knew they would be great for stocking stuffers and neighbor gifts!

Lawn Fawn critters really shine for these projects and there were MANY different stamp sets that I could use to create a little mini scene on the fronts of the lip balm card pocket.  One of the neatest things about this project is the fact that you have space to write a personalized note on the inside, so it doubles as a card & a gift in one.  AND they are very inexpensive to make, so even better!

Here are some pictures of the variations I made – some for co-workers, some for neighbors, even the post lady!


Want to make these at home? They are SUPER easy! Here is a quick step by step tutorial:

  1. Cut your card stock:
    1. Base: 3.5″ x 5.5″
    2. Strip for lip balm holder:  3″ x 1″ 
    3. Panel (white or patterned paper): 2 3/8 x 3 1/4
  2. Score your base card stock piece at 2 3/8 and 31/8 
  3. Score your strip at 3/4″ & 2 1/4″ 
  4. Decorate your lip balm holder as you like ❤
  5. Adhere the small strip to the inside of the holder, matching the score lines on the strip with the score lines of the base.
  6. Adhere all of your pieces down on the top
  7. Punch hole for twine by holding the project closed and punching through both top & bottom at same time

*Quick tips*

  1. If you are using a dark colored base card stock color, then you might want to put in a piece of white card stock on the inside to write on.  You will want to glue that down before punching the hole for the twine to tie the holder closed
  2. Curl the inner strip before adhering it down to prevent unwanted creasing  

I hope you like this project & have fun making them as much as I did!

Thanks for stopping by & don’t forget, your comments are welcome and appreciated!