Out-of-the-Box Projects


“June Cleaver” Card 2 comments

“June Cleaver” Card:  Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper Today’s card was inspired by June Cleaver.  Can you see why?  I just love how this special card fold, combined with the lovely designs on the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper, work together with the metal-rimmed pearls to make this card look […]

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pyramid pals star

Pyramid Pals Star

Pyramid Pals Star Have you seen the Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies?  You might think that the Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies and the coordinating Playful Pals Photopolymer Stamp Set are just for creating cards and projects for kids.  Wrong! Did you know that you can make a Pyramid Pals star?  I […]


Decorative Three-Ring Binder

Decorative Three-Ring Binder If you are anything like me, you have a million different things going on at the same time.  I have a pile a mile high of notes in about twenty different notebooks…no kidding.  I decided to condense everything into one three-ring binder to keep in my purse […]

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diy business note cards

DIY Business Note Cards

DIY Business Note Cards Did you know that Stampin’ Up! offers the perfect products for you to create DIY business note cards?  I created these business note cards for a charity that my daughter founded when she was sixteen years old called Cosmetics for a Cause.  She needed some cute […]


Bookmark Card Template and Tutorial

Bookmark Card Template and Tutorial My last post was full of pictures of a bookmark card that I created several years ago.  Today’s post includes the bookmark card template and tutorial.  Even though it’s Template Tuesday, I’m providing the template to all of my readers today, not just my email […]


bookmark card

Bookmark Card

Bookmark Card I created the custom template for this fun bookmark card almost ten years ago.  Over the years, I have played around with different versions of it (like the one HERE, which uses the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set.)  I usually make cards are projects that are bold and […]


March Madness Megaphone Template

March Madness Megaphone Template It’s time for March Madness so I thought now would be the perfect time to send you my March Madness Megaphone Template for Template Tuesday. You can see that I’m a Duke Blue Devil fan! (“Duke Blue Devils” and the Black “D” are Registered Trademarks of Duke […]

duke blue devils greeting cards

Make a Paper Purse!

Make a Paper Purse Be sure to sign up for my free Template Tuesday Newsletter so you can receive the template to make this fun paper purse!  In the video below, you’ll see just how easy it is to print the PDF and assemble the pieces.  It literally takes about ten […]


Popcorn Box Template

Popcorn Box Template Tomorrow is Template Tuesday! (See last week’s Template Tuesday Paper Dress Card.) Be sure to sign up in the box below to receive my Template Tuesday Newsletter  so that you can receive the FREE Popcorn Box Template! Isn’t it so cute? I used Stampin’ Up!’s It’s My […]

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paper dress card template

Paper Dress Card Template & Tutorial

Paper Dress Card Template & Tutorial & Introducing “Template Tuesday” Check out this paper dress card!  It’s been awhile since I’ve created an “out-of-the-box” paper craft project.  I’ve been so caught up with creating greeting cards that I started to miss my true passion of creating something out of nothing. […]