Sausalito, California

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Little Easter Baskets

My sister and I made these cute little Easter baskets yesterday for Easter.  Our SU demonstrator, Cathy Britton, showed us how to make them at our last SU party.  Really easy and quick to make.  Just take 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch cardstock and score at 1 1/2 inch and 3 inch mark. Turn the cardstock just on turn  and score again at the same measurements. Then cut on the score lines until the horizontal score line intersects. There should be 2 cuts made. Turn the cardstock 2 turns and do the same.  Your cardstock should look like the picture below---

Then angle the sides of the cut sections as shown below.  You can add the little bunnies to the side and embellish as in the first picture and check out the back of the bunnies in picture also below.

Just add a punch art bunny when basket is completed!

Back of the bunny! Love the tail!
I finished up this card, I know it is early but a friend of mine's name is Betti and she is always putting Betti Boop stuff on FB so I thought I would make her a Memorial Day card.  She is a greeter for troops going and coming out of Portsmouth, NH.  She so good about being there whenever she can to meet and greet the troops.  I will wait and mail this to her with thanks for all she does for our troops!!

I saw the punch art on pinterest and here is a link to the punches that she used.  I changed the curls to a sizzlet I had, I think, called flourishes and I didn't have a lip punch she I used she a small circle.  The card itself opens up so I can add the sentiment inside and the style is a sizzix die, see below for more pictures. The flap was added because the sizzix die didn't seem big enough for the sentiment.  I think it came out pretty good!  Thanks for stopping by and Happy Easter!!!

Flap added

Sizzix die used

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Phillis' Accordion Birthday

My sister, Phillis' Birthday is tomorrow and I made this card for her about a month ago.  I can post it now because I mailed it to her early so if she reads my post it won't spoil the surprise.  Phillis lives in Florida and the sentiment is so appropriate.  If you can't read it from the picture, I have a close up picture below.

I am loving this sizzix accordion card by Karen Burniston. She is now working with Elizabeth Craft and is doing more shapes with the accordion layout which I also love.  The cupcake is all done with fine glitter which is a Elizabeth Craft technique, then it is colored with copics.  The candle and the butterfly is also done with the fine glitter technique which is hard to see in the picture.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is from sizzilets.

I could leave the back of the card blank so I decorated it with another Elizabeth Crafts' cupcake and hearts with another sentiment for Phillis.  Happy Birthday Phillis!  Hope it is special, like you!!

Also wanted to add the I never win anything (I know everyone says that!) but I did win a grab bag from Molly's Square!!!  Below is a picture of all the stuff I won!   There is Spellbinders borders, Tim Holtz's stamps and dies, Sizzix embossing folders, Stickles,  washi tape, and paper.  Thank you so much Molly Square.  Her website is

Can't wait to use them!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A Minion Birthday

These cute little minions are so adorable!  My hairdresser, Shawn, has a birthday tomorrow and I wanted to make him a card.  I really like the building blocks technique so I decided to make it again for Shawn.  Punch art is always fun to do.  I have put the link to making the building block card on my blog previously so you can scroll to an earlier post.  Hope you like it these little minions.  The smaller minion is from SU's owl punch and the larger minion is from SU's window frames collection.  Closer look at the card below---
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Love minions!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Accordion Easter Card

Certainly glad that Easter is late this year because this is the first time I have had time  to make an Easter card.  This one is for my son and his girlfriend (so I can get away with using pink).  Love the little bunnies from IO!! So cute!!  This is the second card I have made with the sizzix accordion die. Karen Burniston is the creator of this design for sizzix.  She is a very talented lady!!  The first frame I used memory box easter basket die and the eggs are just the large oval punch from SU. The middle frame is the sentiment and the last frame are tulips from the owl punch which I love!!! 

Here is a closer look at frames one and two.  Bunnies everywhere! Pink and blue so pretty!

The tulips are a sign that spring is here which means so is Easter!  Love making these tulips with SU owl punch. Just needed another bunny and a bow!

The back of the card, I couldn't leave blank so I decided to put my sentiments there.  One of them reads- God sent his only begotten son to pay ransom for our souls, How much love must a Father have? to send us this example of love's role.  This was fun putting his altogether and now just need to pop in the mail.  Thanks for stopping by and having a look!!