Aloha, all! These are 6 of the 20 cards I made in one afternoon this weekend. OK, it was a full 5-hour afternoon. But still, it was 20 cards! And you can get everything you need to make these cards and more for just over $50! Read on to find out how I did this. It All Started With the Gingerbread & Peppermint Papers I'm sure you can imagine that, with all of the fab products in the new … [Read more...] about Fun, Fast and Ink-Free Cards!
Handmade Christmas Cards
Aloha, all! How could I have a series of blog articles in July without a Christmas In July post? Of course I had to have such a post because one of the Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers that I've featured in this series is the fabulous Tidings of Christmas paper set. And that set is one of the many paper sets that are on sale during the month of July. Even better, today you get a … [Read more...] about Tidings of Christmas Designer Papers – And Island Hopping
Aloha, all! On Tuesday I chatted about a gift that I made to give to my friends who knit warm hats and other items for people less fortunate than they are. Today I'd like to share the cards that I made to go with the gift. Using the Retired Embossing Folder Again As I mentioned on Tuesday, I used the retired "Winter Knit" 3D embossing folder for the tags I made for my friends. I originally … [Read more...] about A Christmas Card for Friends Who Knit!
Aloha, all! I am SOOOO glad to be back at my desk writing again. Even better, once I finish catching you up on what I've been doing the last couple of weeks, I'm actually going to be able to get some crafting done! Imagine that you have brand new products from a pre-order of Stampin' Up!'s next Mini Catalog and you haven't been able to touch them. Yikes! But that time is about over. Finishing … [Read more...] about A VERY Busy Holiday Season!
Aloha, all! Yes, it's the first day of December 2020. And on we go into the last month of 2020, a year that has definitely had its challenges. But one challenge I have not had is having the time to do a lot of paper crafting that I would ordinarily not do. One crafting activity that I would let slide more often than not was opening my monthly Paper Pumpkin kit when it was NOT a straight up … [Read more...] about And December is Here!
Aloha, all! Welcome to November's Island Stamping Mini Blog Hop! Each month, sister Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Cheryl Hamilton from the Island of Maui, and I from the Big Island of Hawai'i, get together to share a themed blog post with you. This month we've chosen to share Christmas-themed Fun Fold cards. As I write this I have no idea which Fold Cheryl will use. But you can bet it will be … [Read more...] about A Fun Fold Christmas Card!
Aloha, all! Every year my husband and I send out about 100 Christmas Cards. We've been at this a long time, and really enjoy keeping up with friends that we're lucky to see every two or three years in the best of times. This year, not really the best of times for most of us, I think it's even more important to touch base with our friends, old and new. I started making Christmas Cards back in … [Read more...] about It’s Assembly Line Time!
Aloha, all! I've been told that Sesame Street debuted on this day (November 10th) in 1969. I'm not sure that I remember anything of the beginnings of Sesame Street as I was a childless young adult at the time and had other things on my mind. But children did come along, and soon I found myself immersed in the world of Oscar the Grouch and Bert … [Read more...] about For My Favorite Sesame Street Character!
Aloha, all! Yesterday I shared how I used an older card that was just 3 years old as a sample to make a card with current Stampin' Up! products. Three years is hardly a "throwback." But it caught my eye, so I used it. Today I'm featuring another card with the same basic layout, but a totally different look. And can you say, "monochromatic"? This is about as monochromatic a card as you can get. … [Read more...] about The Paper Makes This Card!
Aloha, all! Last month in my Tuesday's Tips, I wrote blog posts about layering. Even in my Throwback Thursday posts, there was some layering. In fact, I would say that a good 75% (or more?) of cards that I design for myself involve layering in one form or another. Today's post isn't really a "throwback," though it's not current either. But I came across it on Pinterest the other day and I … [Read more...] about Let the Paper Make the Card!
Aloha, all! When I go back into my archives looking for ideas for my Throwback Thursday posts, I usually find something I can easily duplicate with current Stampin' Up! products. But for today's post, I spotted a card that I liked, but wasn't sure what I had in my stash to duplicate its main feature - a ribbon flower. But after staring at my ribbons long enough (and they're all out in the open) … [Read more...] about A Ribbon Flower!