Monthly Archives: December 2012

Happy {NEON} New Year

_MG_7255Happy New Year’s Eve everyone!!!

Check out my tutorial on the Sizzix blog for this fun NEON ensemble!

Have fun & be safe,



From our house to yours…


Merry Christmas!!!!

May the love and laughter of the season fill your home this Christmas Day!

For my village, I used the Santa’s Village cutting file from & Lawn Fawn’s Fa-La-La collection!


I used a Sizzix eClips & eCAL software to cut this digital cutting file!

Sizzix Framelits and Spellbinders Nestabilities Comparison For Die Cutting Machines


Any last minute shopping plans? I am eager to hit up the sales at Kohl’s with a gift card from my Grandma, BUT I’m worried about the holiday crowds!!!

Here’s a fun card I created! I have created a video comparing the Sizzix Framelits dies to the Spellbinders Nestabilities dies!



Materials: Sizzix Penquin and Candy Cane Framelits and Stamp Set by Stephanie Barnard, Sizzix Vagabond, CTMH inks (citrus leaf, crystal blue, holiday red), Hero Arts adhesive rhinestones, washi tape, Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Sizzix Tutorial: Pop-up Christmas Card & Talking Tag Video!


Today, I want to share a special card that we sent to our deployed soldier! This took a lot of time to create, but bears A TON of heart and soul with the addition of the Talking Tag Video!

Here’s the cardfront (please forgive my 6-year-old’s dirty hands…boys):


Here’s what you’ll need to create a similar card:


Materials: Sizzix Pop ‘n Cuts 3-D A2 Card Base, Sizzix Pop ‘n Cuts 3-D Noel Insert, Sizzix Sizzlits Brick Wall Decorative Strip, Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Cardstock for Sizzix Sizzlits, Sizzix Sizzlits Noel Set, Talking Tag Video Message sticker, Lawn Fawn Cozy Christmas stampt set, Lawn Fawn Fa-La-La Papers, Lawn Fawn Fa-La-La Element Stickers, Lawn Fawn Elf Green Narrative cardstock alpha stickers, copic markers, detail scissors, adhesive, rhinestone gems, white cardstock for stamping, Memento Black Ink, sand paper/nail file

Here are the die-cut pieces in detail:


You will need a A2 card base, Noel Pop-up card, die-cut Noel phrase, 2 upper fireplacs & 2 bottom fireplaces (will describe in further detail in tutorial), a 4 1/4″ x  3/4″ folded Kraft-Core cardstock for mantel, 2 patterned paper panels for above and below fireplaces, patterned paper A2 base, 2 strips of patterned paper borders, 2 large cut presents, 1 medium cut present, and 1 small cut present.

To make the upper & lower brick fireplaces:


Take 4 1/4″ wide Kraft-Core cardstock strips in maroon and using the tick marks of the pop ‘n cuts die, die-cut the top of the Noel phrase (upper fireplaces) & the bottom of the Noel phrase (bottom fireplaces). Repeat to create 2 upper fireplaces and 2 bottom fireplaces. Using detail scissors, cut/remove the letters.


Now, take 1 upper fireplace piece and 1 bottom fireplace piece and die-cut using the brick wall Sizzlit. Make sure the pieces stay in their place! This is the tricky part! Leave the other upper fireplace and bottom fireplace pieces intact. Adhere the whole fireplace pieces to their respective brick die-cut pieces.

_MG_7140This is what the completed fireplace pieces will look like (upper and bottom). Take a nail file or sand paper and sand to reveal the Kraft-Core.


After sanding, adhere the upper and lower brick fireplaces to the Noel Pop-Up base. Adhere patterned paper panels above and below the fireplace.


To create the mantel above the fireplace, take the 4 1/4″ x 3/4″ strip of Kraft-Core cardstock and fold twice (1 valley & 1 hill). Sand with a nail file/sand paper.


Adhere Mantel above the fireplace and adhere decorative strips and cut presents. Now you can color your stamped images!


Using whatever coloring mediums you prefer, color your stamped images. I created a camo stocking for my deployed solder, sprinkled cookies, and a simple glass of happy milk! Now, trim!


Now, that your stamped images are trimmed, you can adhere them to the mantel!


To create your Talking Tag Video surprise, adhere a matching cut present over the one already adhered to the card by creating a 1/4″ adhered fold. Just adhere the sticker on the inside! Now you’re ready to include your video message!


If you so choose, add a label of instructions!


Add additional embellishments and stickers to finish this amazing creation & adhere to the A2 Card Base!


I know this is time consuming, but I KNOW for a fact, my deployed solder and your loved ones will treasure this card for a lifetime!

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Lawn Fawn + Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

lawn fawn blog hopGood Morning!

Starting today, the Design Teams from Lawn Fawn and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft are combining forces to show you some fun mixed media projects!

Please check out The Lawn Fawn Blog 

and the Design Memory Craft Blog!

Both companies offer SUPERIOR products for any and all crafters and I’m proud to count myself as a member on both design teams!

Here’s a fun pin I designed followed by a video tutorial:


Thanks and enjoy!


Faux Embossing Technique

fauxembosscardshotGood Morning!

I have a fun technique post up on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mix & Match Blog today!!!

This one uses the brand-new Stamper’s Big White Pen 🙂

Hope you’ll check it out!


Lawn Fawn & May Arts


Baby, it’s cold outside!!!!

Is everyone in the Christmas spirit yet!!!?

I constructed these advent calendar trees using Lawn Fawn’s Fa La La patterned paper, May Arts Metallic String (red, green, white), and Advent Calendar Trees Kit. My kids LOVE these and I receive many compliments when we have guests! The best thing about them is….they’re reusable! It took me an entire evening to construct them, but it’s SO worth it!

I hope you’ll check out the Lawn Fawn Blog all week long for more May Arts & Lawn Fawn pairings! Latisha’s card is TOO cute today!

Thanks for dropping by & keep warm,


Lawn Fawn Release Week Day 2: Bee Mine

TiffsBeeMineHello Everyone!

It’s an amazingly rare winter day here in the PNW! It’s bright & sunny and totally perfect for thinking ahead to Valentine’s Day!

Here’s my card featuring Lawn Fawn’s newest set, Bee Mine! I also used the Dewey Decimal Petite Papers! I love the hexagons with the little bumble bee in the stamp set! The patterns and colors lend themselves well for masculine Valentines!

Thanks for dropping by,


Lawn Fawn Release Day 1: Here’s the Scoop

TiffHeresTheScoopHello! Today, we are featuring Lawn Fawn’s latest and greatest stamp set, Here’s the Scoop!

I chose to make a party ensemble for Lilli’s 1st Birthday which is in February.

Party Ensembles don’t have to be super intricate! People will just be marveled by all the handmade unique touches!

I made the invitations using a Sizzix Die, Bell Jar w/ Pedastal, and Lawn Fawn’s Claire’s ABCs. I decorated a trifle dish for all the scoops of ice cream with a simple ribbon trimming and tag. Here’s a tip: Pre-scoop ice cream in cupcake wrappers the day before the party and you won’t be sorry! The paper ice cream cone favor is from and has a stamped little tag. I’ll be filling mine with Puffs for babies & toddlers! The little folded fortune teller is for all those little colorful toppings and each spoon is personalized with a stamp initial!

Easy peasy! The most difficult thing to make was the paper ice cream cone favor. All papers are from Martha Stewart’s Modern Festive line and the coloring was all done with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Pastel Pencils. I wanted to keep the coloring as simple as possible for mass-production!

I hope you’ll check out the rest of the Design Team on the Lawn Fawn Blog!

Have a great night!


Happy Hanukkah 2012

_MG_7050Good Morning Crafty People!

This Sunday (nice save Kathi) marks the First Day of the Festival of Lights, aka Hanukkah! If you’re like me, you have a bunch of friends that celebrate this joyous holiday! I made 10 of these easy-to-mass-produce cards for my mom’s work friend!

I used Lawn Fawn’s Happy Hanukkah stamp set, some heavy-weight shimmer cardstock from cards & pockets, and some sheer ribbon from May Arts! I added a little sparkle with some Stickles to the main flame.