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Stamperia Winter Tales Mixed Media Folio

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Stamperia Winter Tales Mixed Media Folio with Spellbinders  3-D Geo Quilt Embossing Folder

Hello, Friends!  I’m just popping in quickly today with a surprise project share for this Stamperia Winter Tales Mixed Media Folio.  Wintry blues are among my favorite hues.  I think that’s what first drew me to Winter Tales when it came out.  I’ve made loads of projects with this beautiful collection because I enjoy working with it so much.  This time, I added some fun mixed media effects with the new Simon’s Geo Quilt 3-D Embossing folder from Spellbinders.

I’ll be honest with you: at first this folder had me scratching my head.  But once I ran it through my machine with a piece of test paper, I was instantly hooked.  It’s perfect for winter projects thanks to the deep quilting effect it leaves behind.  I’ll talk about how I added even more depth and dimension to the design in the project share video below.

Silver Bells…and Charms!

What is it about dangle charms that makes a project so special?  Is it the lovely sound the charms make as they gently brush against one another? The shine?  Who knows?  But I do love to add charms to the spine of a folio or album.  And since the silver jingle bells in this grouping really jingle, it’s extra fun!

A Peek Inside

Here’s a look at the inside of the folio.  More gorgeous winter blues draw me right into the pages  with a wish to see more.  How about you?

One of the challenges of working with Stamperia 12×12 papers is the size of the images.  It’s always a fun challenge to figure out how to use those gorgeous images in a smaller format like this 5 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ folio.  I’ll tell you how I put this dimensional page together in the project share video.  But I find it very cool that even though the page is completely flat, it still has lots of dimension.

Deluxe Tea Party in a Box

Friends, you had to know that tea would be lurking somewhere in this project.  And yes, I created a lovely Tea Party in a Box on the center panel.  It’s filled with all the usual goodies plus a few extras because…well, Christmas!  You’ll get to see what’s behind door #1 and #3 in the video tour.

Stamperia Winter Tales Mixed Media Folio Project Share on YouTube

If you’d like to see all the flips, flaps and tuck ins built into this album, then please grab a cuppa and a cozy throw (it’s downright chilly in NC today!) and meet me over on my YouTube channel.  I’ll be waiting for you!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Wishing you all a warm, cozy and creative weekend, friends!

Thanks for stopping by…





Graphic 45 Night Before Christmas Snowman Card

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Graphic 45 Night Before Christmas Snowman Card with Spellbinders Santa’s Circle Crew

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday and I have an adorable Graphic 45 Night Before Christmas Snowman Card Tutorial for you today.  It’s made with Spellbinders new Santa’s Circle Crew and Merry & Bright Petite Blooms Dies.  Quick and easy to make cards are always good to have on hand during the holiday season.

Use Your Scraps

Know what I like the most about these two die sets?  The pieces are small, which means they give you a great way to use up those small scraps of patterned papers. In fact, I did not cut into any new sheets of my designer paper to make this card.  With the exception of the card base, every single element is cut from a scrap of Night Before Christmas.  It’s always gratifying to whittle away at our scraps!

TIP: Try saving the “negative” image of a die cut to use as a frame in another project.  Last year, I cut a card layer with a postage stamp die.  (You can see that card tutorial HERE.) I positioned the die on my glitter paper so that I would have enough of an edge all the way around it to make a frame for later use.  And this year, it became the frame that my cute snowman sits inside.


TIP: Die cut foliage and flowers to provide an “anchor” for your snowman embellishment.  And googly eyes are always a fun addition to a cute card like this one.

A Peek Inside

Dress the inside of your card up with more pretty papers, pockets, tags and goodies.

I’ll show you how to make this cute little gift packet in the video tutorial, too.  It’s such a fun way to dress up a tea bag!

Now we’ve created “more than just a card.”  We also have a gift, and a cute piece of home decor to brighten up our Christmas kitchen or office.

Graphic 45 Night Before Christmas Snowman Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how I made this  quick and easy Christmas card, I hope you’ll grab a cuppa and join me over on my YouTube Channel.


Did you enjoy that?  Pick up any new tips or ideas?  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!




How to Create a Shabby Chic Christmas Shaker Frame

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How to Create a Shabby Chic Christmas Shaker Frame & Reneabouquets Unboxing Video

Hello, Friends!  Would you like to learn how to create a shabby chic Christmas shaker frame?  Oh, good!  I was hoping  you would say yes to that question!  On Sunday, I received my Reneabouquets Brand Ambassador Christmas box and I thought it might be fun if we opened that up together.  With a tutorial and an unboxing video in our future, it’s going to be a very merry Make & Take Tuesday!

Prima Candy Cane Lane Christmas Shaker Card

Shaker cards are one of my favorite things to make, especially at Christmas time!  Those shiny sequins and bright bobbles echo the luster of Christmas lights.  I could not resist the urge to alter this Christmas De-Light-ful frame and turn it into a shaker.  It only takes a few minutes thanks to embossing ink, powder and Mica Spray, but the results are, well, delightful!

Prima Candy Cane Lane papers are a match made at the North Pole.  This shabby chic Christmas collection is a wonderful mix of traditional Christmas images and patterns with a soft, shabby chic color palette.  I’ll give you a peek at the paper collection in the unboxing video below.

Dress your altered frame up with some gorgeous mulberry flowers and printed Beautiful Board for a stunning finish.

A Peek Inside

More shabby chic details await inside this 5×7 top fold card base.

TIP: Upgrade your card to card folio status by simply adding a little flap page to the top of the card interior.  All you need to is to score a 1/2″ flap on one side of an image.  Then adhere the flap behind your panel of patterned paper.  Instant upgrade!

Create a sweet gift card holder and a sentiment panel behind the flap. How fun is that?

TIP: Repeat elements from the card front inside the card to tie everything together beautifully.  The darling deer on the cover of a tea wallet picks up on the sweet deer in the shaker frame image.

Tuck a tea bag and a honey stick inside, and now you have a lovely gift for your favorite tea drinker.  Cocoa packets, chocolate or instant coffee packets work, too.

How to Create a Shabby Chic Christmas Shaker Frame Tutorial & Unboxing Video on YouTube

If you’d like to follow along as I open my box of Christmas goodies from Reneabouquets and then watch me create this shabby chic Christmas shaker frame, then grab a cuppa and enjoy this video on my YouTube channel.

I hope you enjoyed watching this process video.  I have lots more Christmas surprises planned, so look for another posting tomorrow.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!




Autumn Serenade Slimline Card Folio Tutorial

Autumn Serenade Slimline Card Folio Tutorial with Photoplay Meadow’s Glow & Spellbinders

Hello, Friends!  This Autumn Serenade Slimline Card Folio Tutorial is really, truly my final fall project for 2023! I know I said I was “done with fall” yesterday, but that was before I opened up the new Photoplay Meadow’s Glow collection.  Did I need a new pack of autumn papers?  No…I did not.  But when you see how gorgeous these papers are, and how perfectly they work with the  new Spellbinders Autumn Serenade Sunflower Dies, you will understand my weakness.

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See what I mean?  If you love autumn hues and images as much as I do, I give you permission to allow these papers to fall into your shopping cart, too!

TIP: Add extra depth and dimension to your card background with stamps.  I used the Spellbinders Autumn Serenade Clear Stamp to add text and ink blots to the cream background on my designer papers.  We’ll do this together in the tutorial, too.

Making the Sunflower

You simply will not believe how easy it is to make this layered sunflower!  We’ll do it together in the video tutorial,

TIP: Die cut your flower petals, leaves and stem from two different patterned papers to create a richly hued sunflower.

A Peek Inside

Here’s how to build this slimline card folio base:

  • First, score an 11″ x 8 1/2″ piece of heavy brown cardstock at 4″, 4 1/2″ and * 1/2″.
  • Line the front and inside panels with 3 7/8″ x 8 3/8″ panels of Gold My Color cardstock.  Then choose 3 5/8″ x 8 1/8″ panels of patterned papers to go over the cardstock.
  • You will need (2) 2 1/8″ x 8 7/8″ panels of patterned paper to line the flap page.
  • Cut a row of (4) 3×4 images and score between the images.  Accordion fold so that the sunflower journal card is on the front.  Adhere 1/2″ of the back panel to the flap page.  Hold everything closed with a tiny hinge clip.

You can see the accordion pull out here.  Aren’t the images lovely?  I’m so glad they give you two of each sheet in the paper pack!

Stamp a sentiment and some images on the inside flap.  The pocket on the right is made with the offcut from the center panel.  Just add gussets to the back and you’ve got a pocket!

The center panel is easy to decorate: just add a chipboard sentiment. Mat a tag sticker on a scrap of patterned paper and insert in the pocket.

Pumpkin Spice Tea Wallet

Create a tea wallet by scoring a 3 1/2″ x 12″ strip of Ginger cardstock at 5 1/2″ and 11″.  The one inch overhang becomes a pocket for your teabag.

Stamp on a panel of cream cardstock, but leave room to write your greeting.  This card folio would make a lovely hostess gift for the Thanksgiving holiday!

Autumn Serenade Slimline Card Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to take a tour of the Meadow’s Glow paper collection and then see how this card is created, I hope you can join me over on my YouTube channel for the free tutorial.


You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!





Christmas Spectacular Mini Album Kit Reveal

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49 & Market Christmas Spectacular Mini Album Kit Reveal for The Button Farm Club

Hello, Friends!  Today’s the exciting day when I get to share this Christmas Spectacular Mini Album Kit Reveal for the Button Farm Club!  What a delightful week I’ve spent in the studio putting this interactive, “made from scratch” album together for you.

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Sized perfectly for nice, big, Christmas photos, the 6″ x 8″ album is filled with festive patterns, nostalgic images and wonderful interactive pages.

We added special Christmas touches everywhere…even on the spine!

A Peek Inside

Y’all know how much I  love pages that move, so I designed this album with lots of easy to make, yet impressive, interactive pages like this belted waterfall on the first page of the album.

Of course, there are pockets galore!  And just like we used to hide the wrapped Christmas surprises away from prying eyes, I built some really fun hidden elements into the album design.

Lots of Room for Photos

We make so many of the years’ best memories during the holidays, so I designed pages with lots of room for nice, big photos to help you remember all the celebrations.


The vintage Santa images in this collection are so sweet I could not resist featuring them on this kinetic slider gatefold page.

If you have loved the look of 49 & Market papers, but been a bit baffled over how to put them together, then I think you will especially enjoy making this beautiful album.  It’s chock full with ideas for layering ephemera and using all the bits and bobs that come in the embellishment packs.

Christmas Spectacular Mini Album Kit Reveal on YouTube

If you’d like to take a closer look at all the goodies that come with this delightful kit as well as take a walk through of the album with me, then I invite you to grab a cuppa and enjoy this video reveal.


Kit Supplies and How to Order

This kit is the Button Farm Club Mini Album Kit for November 2023.  It comes with all the supplies you saw in the video reveal (plus a yard of Christmas Baker’s Twine that I forgot to add). You will also receive a full color printed Basic Written Guide with detail photos and basic measurements for the album construction and pages.  Your purchase also gives you all time access to 3 video tutorials where I teach you how to create each element in the album kit.  You can watch these videos over and over again whenever  you like.

This kit is NOT part of my card club subscription kit, so you will need to order it if you are not already a member of the BFC Mini Album Club.  You can find out how to order HERE. 

Other BFC Kits

If you missed out on the Ciao Bella Farmhouse Garden Card Kit, there are a few of these left in Laura’s shop.  You can place your order for those HERE.

Sadly, the Christmas Vibes Card Kit has sold out, but you can still order the TUTORIAL ONLY.

You can find all of the kits I’ve designed over the years for Button Farm Club HERE. Some of these are still available as TUTORIAL ONLY, while others are still in stock.

What’s Next?

I’m already working on the December Card Club Kit, my friends!  It’s going to be extra-gorgeous because we will be using Simple Stories Vintage Love Story collection.  It will be available at the end of December, so keep an eye out for that.  We’re going to have so much fun with these beautiful papers…and wait til you see what I have in mind!

That’s it for me today, friends!  I’m wishing you all a joyous, restful and blessed Sunday.

Thanks so much for all your support, encouragement and for stopping by!