Sausalito, California

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Summer Birthday Cards

I am making more pop up cards for August birthdays. Here are a few that I have had fun making like the one above! I am just showing the inside of the cards. Once I started making these I just couldn't stop! Now this is Summer Fun!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

All Occasion Cards

This is a double Z card that I made for my sister and her husband's anniversary that was at the beginning of the month. The background paper is from Stampin up collection and the floral/butterfly paper is from Graphic 45. Always a fun style to make for any occasion.
Closer look at the inside and the sentiment was added to the back of the card.
Birthday card for a friend's grandson who is just starting to play football. He is quite an athlete at his young age of 10. I have made quite a few pop up cards and this is one of them. I thought it came out pretty good. Mostly, I did punch art for the helmet and football for the front of the card. The footballs inside the card is from Elizabeth Craft.
The third card that I made this month is a sympathy card. The paper is from Graphic 45 and it is a double Z fold again. This summer has been a busy month making cards for all occasions but mostly birthday cards. Lastly, I just want to promote our Etsy store. My sisters and I keep adding new items weekly. It won't be long before Christmas items will be showing up. The link to the store is

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Summer is here!

I have started some fun projects for our Etsy store. This one is a wooden cigar box and I used Graphic 45's Lady's Diary paper collection. I added some lace and a pocket inside the box.
The box measures about 9x8 and it is on our Etsy shop. It came out beautifully!
Here is a washboard that I purchased at Brimfield and then painted. I added some floral and modge podged the sign at the top. Perfect for the Laundry Room. I can say that because I have one that I made in my Laundry Room! LOL!
My third project is a metal pocket with metal handles that I painted and put floral transfers on it. I love how it came out. Added some artifical flowers that really "pops"! IOD transfers are the best! Easy to easy and they are so beautiful! Check out Cooksistersdesigns on If there is anything you like just check out our shop! Here is our shop link Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Classic Birthday

Lately, I have been making a lot of pop up cards for birthdays, anniversaries and other occasions. This one is for my brother-in-law that loves old cars. I put him in the driver's seat and Phillis, my sister, in the passenger seat. I used Tim Holtz's jalopy sizzix die. I think his favorite style car is a VW (which I think I have done before with punch art) but I thought this would be a fun alternative. Happy Birthday Cary!
Here is the front of the card. My sisters and I have set up an Etsy store called cooksistersdesigns. We have put 8 items on Etsy, hoping that something sells soon. Here are a few of the items that we have there. Go check them out! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Four Panel Pop Out Card

Today is my youngest sister and her husband's 7th Anniversary. Wanted to make a different style card and found this style on Pinterest. It was pretty easy to do and loved decorating it.
I used Graphic 45 paper and lots of punches and dies. I love using the sticker that says "This is us". Adrianne is a big fan of the show as well as me! The sentiment for the card is on the back.
Happy Anniversary Adrianne and Lenny! I have been working on some projects, not to sell but for me! Found this magazine holder at Brimfield for $8 and I am using it in my kitchen now for some cookie sheets, muffin tins and cake pans to ease up some cupboard space. The IOD transfers are so beautiful! Love them!

Friday, May 27, 2022

Father's Day Trophy

This is not my first project since I got a Cricut for Christmas but it is my first 3D project that I put together with a little help from my sisters. It was fun to do! I am saving this, as you can see, for Father's Day. The project is from SVG on Etsy. I changed it up a little bit with some ribbon and an extra band around the base of the trophy. It won't be long before Father's Day will be here so I am ready!!! I have been working on a few cards for June and July birthdays and anniversaries so I will share them on my next post in June. Come on back!

Friday, May 13, 2022

Soccer Birthday Card

This is a quick post for a birthday card. Love making these pop up cards. This one is for a neighbor, Caroline, who is a soccer player. She is 11 today and is quite a good soccer player. I haven't used my moose stamps in quite a while and was thrilled to use this one. It is so adorable! Fun to make a card that I have a theme that is personal for that person and this one was a hit! Happy Happy Birthday Caroline!

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Mother's Day Envelope Flower Cards

This is a beautiful envelope card with flowers that can be artificial flowers or paper flowers. I love making these with artificial flowers! The tutorial for these envelope cards is using the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board. Sam from Mixed Up Crafts does a great job explaining how to make these. I have also made them for birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas! Such a great idea for most any holiday! Here is the tutorial from Mixed up Crafts
Here is a birthday one that I made.
Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there!

Thursday, April 14, 2022

3 Different Fun Fold Cards

This first card is a Center Pop up Step Card. I know it is a mouthful but it is a fun card to make. It has pillars on each side and looks more like a shadowbox. This one is for my sister's birthday which falls on Easter this year! The link below is from Iced Images and she does an amazing job explaining it.
The above card is a Gatefold Cascade card and it is held together with a belly band. I made this card with Graphic 45's Imagine Paper Collection. This card is for my soon-to-be daughter in law who just got a promotion and she is so excited about it. She is a hard worker and definitely deserves this! We are so happy for her. The tutorial for this card is below and it is from Mixed Up Crafts.
The third card is a birthday card for a music lover and her favorite singer is Eric Clapton. I have made this style card before but this was perfect for a good friend. I did make it a little different with a pocket so that you could put a gift card or additional note for the receiver. For the record and needle I used punch art with different punches but there are dies out there to use. I love making cards that I have a theme for and this worked perfectly! Happy Easter everyone!

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Ocean Blue Birthday Card

Love these pop up dimensional cards. I made this one for my hairdresser's birthday. He lives near the ocean and loves to run to Willard Beach in South Portland. It is a beautiful spot! I have made countless cards and mini albums with Graphic 45's Ocean blue. I am also hoarding the paper collection for more projects with this special collection. Here is a picture of the front of the card below. I used some cut aparts for the front.
I also wanted to share some pictures of some Easter projects that my sisters and I did for our "space" at Cole's Corner in Wells, Maine. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Spring is here!

My sisters and I have been busy getting ready for a craft fair at the end of April at USM (University of Southern Maine in Gorham) and also trying to do some more items for Easter at our area at Cole's Corner in Wells. Here are some Easter items above and below. I love the wreath for someone's door. The cute chicks are made with pom pom maker!
Love making these flower filled envelope/cards for Mother's Day. These are headed to the craft fair. They are made with the We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board. I think I may make another one with a yellow color theme. They can be used for any occasion. Birthdays would be perfect too!

Friday, March 11, 2022

March Birthdays

This style card, Multi Diamond Panel, is a new one for me. I have made 3 of them with the same paper collection from Kaisercraft. Here is the tutorial from Mixed Up Craft with Sam Calcott, Here are the other cards I made with the same collection for March Birthdays.
Sisters' Designs have been accepted to the University of Southern Maine in Gorham for their spring craft fair at the end of April. Here are a few items that I have been working on for the fair. Spring is in the air!
This is a can that I crushed on the end and then wrapped with dropcloth material and decorated. I think I will keep this one. There have been a lot of these cans done on Pinterest so keep your tin cans!!