Archive for the ‘Fiskar’ Category

I saw this fun wreath online and had to make one to display at my upcoming Christmas Open House! If you are local, it’s Saturday Oct 19!

This wreath is made of Stampin’ Up Designer Series Paper and ribbon, a styrofoam wreath and floral pins.

I LOVE this paper! Not only is it durable enough to cut into strips and curl, it is fun and right on trend for the holidays. Cool thing though, it can really be used all year long for cards or scrapbooking!
Love it too? You can find it HERE

The ribbon is also Stampin’ Up. It’s 1″ stitched edge Cherry Cobbler grosgrain and I use it for cards but I think it’s perfect for hanging the wreath. Besides, the red in the wreath matches perfectly! You’ll find it right here!

The wreath came from Hobby Lobby. The label says it’s a 12″ white “extruded” wreath and cost $4.47. The pins, also Hobby Lobby, $4.99 for a pound. (I put the wreath sticker on the pin bag).


Ok, here’s how to make one:
Order your paper and ribbon from my site here(thank you very much!).

Cut paper into 1 1/8 X 6 1/2 strips. I used my Stampin’ Trimmer

Curl the ends of the paper strips. Tighten or loosen the curls as desired.

Place the paper curl on the wreath and pin it down. It works much better if you just position it, hold it in place, then pin.

I put the ribbon on like this so it would hang flat, then tied a bow at the top.

Now all you have to do is cut, curl and pin to your heart’s content! It won’t take long to create this beautiful wreath to share as a sweet gift or to make your home even more special this Christmas! I love it so much I’ll be making a fall one next!
Thanks for visiting my blog! God bless you!



Read Full Post »

I set out to make a birthday card for my sister Barb. She was born on Oct. 29 (yep, mysteriously close to Halloween) and I was born on Thanksgiving Day. Sister Carol was born on April 1, April Fool’s Day. I can’t tell you that without mentioning that my husband was born on Christmas Eve. Daughter on Elvis’ birthday (yeah, who knew??) and son John the third (John III) was born on June the third. Brother Dave is stuck with Aug 19, which I have yet to find something to attach to.

Anyway, in my quest to try to remember special events (Okay, I rarely do, but my heart is in it!) I decided to make Barb a little something for her birthday.

Check the end of this post for links to each of the product lines mentioned!

First is this nifty tile that holds a little pad of post-it notes. Don’t we just love post-its? What I didn’t love was it kept falling off the tile since the sticky on the note isn’t really strong enough to hold the whole pad up. I added adhesive from my cardmaking supplies and voila, success!

The tile is one I made in a Stampin’ Up scrapbooking show that I held at my house for my friend Lucia, who is a distributor for the company (and a wonderful, precious soul!). Anyway, it is simply a white glossy tile with a solid square of scrapbooking paper on it (green) and a slightly smaller patterned square (dots) over that. The circle was a premade delightful little sticker from Stampin’ Up and I used my Cricut machine and black vinyl to make the monogram of her initials. Easy weezy!

The card front is just like it looks: heavy stock covered with Amy Butler patterned paper, some rubber stamping, a chipboard “happy” note, and “blessed, sweet, loved” stamped on white paper slips glued down with pink dots on each end. The ribbon was in my stash and is just a solid band with a short piece tied in a single knot at the top.

Inside the pocket is a note to my sis. I included scripture and a ribbon on the end of a premade scrapbooking tag. A simple pink background (from a paper stack from Sam’s Club) and trim that matches the front (Amy Butler) was just right for the solid pink paper greeting and “Celebrate” stamp.

The back is also finished and features ribbon like the front.

What made this card easy: Cricut, Stampin’ Up, Amy Butler’s amazing patterned paper, Fiskar’s paper cutter, scrapbooking tape and K&Company TagPad precut tags.

What made it difficult: trying to put into words what my sis means to me. Always a challenge since I love them both so much!

Read Full Post »

Farm Life

Farm life with a mostly stay at home Momma

Chad's Crooked House

Chronicling my adventures restoring and updating a quirky old Philadelphia row house

Six Little Acres

Renovating a manufactured home so we will be debt free!


A new beginning, mobile home living, adding our style inside and out.


part-time nomads in search of adventure every day

Follow the High Line Home

Living Simple With Big Adventures


Vintage Items, Gardens, Stamping, Recipes and Artist Shares

Clever Someday

create smart


Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Blog


A blog full of humorous and poignant observations.

The RV Life! OH YEAH!

We waited and waited and waited. It's finally our time!


A blog by avid beginners.


Learn how you can make it too! Have fun!


My favorite hobby... card making

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

%d bloggers like this: