Celebrate Birthdays

birthday projects

Here’s the thing…most of us celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Thanksgiving, Valentines Day and all sorts of holidays, but your birthday is your very own special day. So I say go big or stay home. Celebrate the birthdays of your friends and family with these birthday projects.   Ready to get started? Click on the project below […]

Going Dimensional


It’s difficult to pick my favorite type of paper craft but card making is definitely a top contender. And I’m obsessed with dimensionality so I picked some of my favorite 3D cards to share with you this week. Ready to get started? Click on the project below to take you to the instructional video for […]

Mini Book with Woven Binding


If you like a lot of color you’ll love this vibrant mini book. It was the perfect layout to feature my grand-nieces fresh new rockin’ hair cut. The piano style binding worked perfectly with this oversized drinking straw to give this little album just enough flair to match her new “do”. Here are the supplies […]

Pleated Frame with Cupcakes


This super fun birthday card pops up and looks good enough to eat. A few cuts and folds are all you need to create this elaborate card for friends and family. Here are the supplies you’ll need: 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ envelope Repositionable adhesive – 3L Bone folder Ruler Paper trimmer – Fiskars Strawberry […]

Christmas Card in a Box


I know we aren’t even close to Thanksgiving but if you’re like me you like to get a jump on your Christmas cards especially if you make them by hand. This card in a box has a few steps but the end result is amazing. The best part…it’s a great design for any occasion, just […]

Butterfly Gatefold Card


One of my favorite card sets I designed was the gate fold. I love the dimensionality on the front of the card and the excitement it creates when you open the gate to reveal an invitation or special message. I think you will find that you will be using this technique for almost every occasion […]

Mini Scrapbook with Envelope Pages


I love to turn every day household items into innovative scrapbooks, like these top closing envelopes. Just one trip to an office supply store and you are on your way to a simple scrapbook that easily assembles in minutes. This is a perfect Bon Voyage gift for journaling a trip or a milestone birthday present […]

Pop-Up Box


When giving gifts I love to add a special touch to my boxes with a dimensional pop-up element.  Just like the pop-up cards, all  you need are a few simple cuts and friends and family will love the surprise when they open the lid. Here are the supplies you’ll need: Repositionable adhesive – 3L U […]

Love Letters From the Heart


Handwritten letters are becoming a thing of the past but preserving stories with the actual handwriting of the storyteller is a keepsake that will be treasured for generations. If you’re looking for the perfect graduation, wedding or even retirement gift, this Letters from the Heart Scrapbook is a treasure anyone would love to receive.

Star Book with Flowers


Looking for a Spring time Thank You card idea?  You’ll love creating this fun garden book.  Each panel can display a different set of flowers and dangling element.  It’s sure to brighten anyone’s day! Here are the supplies you’ll need: Paper trimmer – Fiskars Repositionable adhesive – 3L Floral die cuts – Sizzix Circle punch […]