Cut Above – Merry Everything Tag Front Card

Hi crafty friends 🙂

The paper for this Month is “Beary Christmas” so most of the projects and cards will feature this paper.


I just love this card that I found on Pinterest made by Michele Rowley. It’s such a great way to use the Cut Above -Tag Kit,  Merry Everything.

There are 10 in the pack for $12 Au, 5 Gold striped and 5 Silver dots plus 10 pieces of twine, 10 white circles, 5 Gold Glitter Bows and 5 Silver Glitter Bows.

The only thing extra is the 2-1/2′ Poppy Basic thin cut circle.

Here are the 4 small stamps from page 9 of the  Holiday Expressions catalogue. And they are all $4.50 each so you can choose just one or you can have all of them. What a bargain!!!

So here are the measurements, instructions and video:

White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack X254: 5-1/2′ x 4-1/4′

Beary Christmas paper X7225B: 5-1/2′ x 2-1/2

Silver Foil Z3366 or Gold Foil Z3365: 5-1/2′ x 3/4′

Poppy Card Stock X5963: 5-1/2′ x 1′

New England Ivy Card Stock X59594-1/4′ x 1/2′

1 Tag, Bow, Twine and 2′ white circle from the  Cut Above- Tag Kit Merry Everything Z4049, in Silver Or Gold.

Poppy Card stock X5963: 2-3/4′ x 2-3/4′ (cut the circle from this piece)

Basic Thin Cut Circle Z3318 2-1/2′ cut 1

Three Bitty Sparkles Z1263

Ink used: Poppy Z2852, or New England Ivy Z2835

  1. Adhere the Beary Christmas paper to the right hand side of the card.
  2. Adhere the Poppy strip to the folded side and then the foil strip.
  3. Cut a dove tail into one end of the New England Ivy.  Place it at the top, over the join between the paper and the foil.
  4. Stamp the greeting onto the white circle and adhere it to the Poppy circle.
  5. adhere these to the Tag front.
  6. Fold the Twine in half. Thread the looped end through the hole on top of the tag and then bring the two ends back through the twine looped end.
  7. place 3D foam dots onto the back of the tag and place it onto the front of the card so that it is centered over the New England Ivy piece.
  8. Place the two tails of the tag onto the inside of the card and stick down with some sticky tape. Trim of the excess twine.
  9. Adhere the Bow to the top of the circles and add some Bitty Sparkles to finish.

I hope that you liked this card and give it a go,

so till next time.

Keep on creating and Bye for now 🙂

Colleen V    XXXX


Circle Frame, Flower, Scallop Edge Card

Hi Crafty friends:)

When I saw this Card on Pinterest, I thought that it would wonderful in the new Bashful card stock and Bashful Glitter paper. I also thought that the “National Stamp Month” Stamp set would look great on this card, but I  only wanted the flowers and not the words. So I have cut the flowers away from the words to give me more versatility with this stamp set.

So here is the measurements, instructions and video:

Circle Frame, Flower, Scallop edge Card

Card Base: 4’ x 11’ White Daisy 1385

Score on the 11’ side @ 5-1/2’  

Front panel: 5-1/2’ x 3’ White Daisy 1385

Side panel: 5-1/2’ x 1’ Bashful X5941

Glitter paper for Scallop Thin Cut: 5-3/4’ x 3/8’ Bashful Glitter Paper Z3360

Square for the Frame: 2-1/4’ x 2-1/4’ White Daisy 1385

Plus extra white for a layer of flowers: 2’ x 3’

Circle used: 2’ & 1-1/2’ to form the frame. Basic Circle Thin Cuts Z3318

Scallop Edge Thin Cuts Z3348

  1. Stamp a cluster of flowers onto the lower front of the White Daisy front panel and also onto the extra white square and colour in with ShinHan Markers.
  2. Layer the 2’ & 1-1/2’ circles together, and keep in place with some washi tape.
  3. Cut out the frame from the 2-1/4’ White Daisy square and the scallop Thin Cut from the Bashful Glitter paper.
  4. Adhere the 1’ Bashful strip onto the left hand side of the front of the card.
  5. Place the Scallop thin cut on top of the Bashful strip on the right hand side, as shown.
  6. Using 3D foam dots. Adhere the front panel to the front of the card.
  7. Place 3D foam dots onto the back of the frame and place on top of the flower cluster.
  8. Stamp the sentiment into the centre of the circle.
  9. Fussy cut out around the extra flowers and place onto the bottom of the frame to finish.

The stamp set that I have used is “From the Heart” CC1228, for the National Stamp Month. I have cut the flowers away from the words to give me the flower clusters.

Idea from Pinterest

The original card made by Cornelia Jenssen.

I hope that you like this card, and give it a go.

So till next time,

keep on creating and bye for now 🙂

Colleen V     xxx

Gift Box-in-a-Bag using the new Beary Christmas paper

Hi crafty friends 🙂

Well here is a gift box that is also a bag shape that is 2-1/2′ x 2-1/2′ x 6′.

This one is made with the New ‘Beary Christmas’ paper X7225B

I found some on Pinterest and thought that they looked pretty cool so I add this to my card class, and using Adventure Fundamental Z3351


So here are the measurements, instructions and video:

Box Base: 4-1/2’ x 4-1/2’ in Glacier X5978

Score @ 1’ on all four sides

Fundamental paper: 6’ x 11’  Adventure paper

Strip of matching card stock: 1’ x 11’ in Glacier X5978

Cut two 2-1/2’ Thin Cut Circles: 5-3/4’ x 2-3/4’  in Glacier X5978

Ribbon: 11’ piece in Black & Gold Z3197

White & Gold Twine Z4014: 8’ piece

1 in white Daisy and 1 in Glacier  1-1/2’ x 2-1/4’

3 Beary Christmas Dots Z4038

Tag Thin Cuts Z3344 and “I Made This” stamp set B1574

Black Ink

  1. Fold and burnish the score lines on the box base.
  2. Cut up to the score line on two sides to form the side flaps, as shown.
  3. Add adhesive to the inside of the flaps and place then onto the outside of the box.
  4. On the wrong side of the paper, place adhesive down the right hand side and along the bottom edge.
  5. Place the paper onto the one middle section of the box base, and following the bottom edge gently fold the paper around all four corners.
  6. Adhere the paper to itself (this should give you a tube with a square base).
  7. Place adhesive to the 1’ strip and wrap it around the outside bottom of the box/bag.
  8. Cut the two circles out. Then score them in half @ 1-1/4’.
  9. Add adhesive to the inside and place one onto the back of the tube (where the paper joins together) and one onto the front.
  10. Punch two holes into the back circle (about 1/2′ down from the top) and one into the front circle (1/2’ from the top)
  11. Thread the ribbon through the two back holes and then pull both through the one front hole and tie into a bow.
  12. Cut out two tags from the Tags Thin Cuts. One in white Daisy and one in matching card stock.
  13. Stamp a “Just for You” sentiment onto the white tag in Black ink.
  14. Off set the white and coloured tags and using the twine attach it to the bow.
  15. Add some gems to finish.

Here is the cutting and scoring guide for the box base.

I hope that you give this Gift box/bag a go.

so till next time,

keep on creating and bye for now 🙂

Colleen V      xxx


Candy Striped Star Card

Hi everyone 🙂

I would like to let you all know that I have some card kits up for sale for this month.

There are five projects to be made. Plus every kit will be stamped and any thin cuts, will be cut out for you as well. You will also receive a guide on how to put everything together, plus all the bling and ribbon or twine.

Some colours may very in each kit as I will have used a whole suite of fundamentals paper to complete some of the cards or boxes, and sometimes if it is a 12′ x 12′ project it will come with the one of the score lines aread in place so that it will fit into the parcel pouch.

You will find the link up at the top of my blog if you are interested, ‘Shop with Me’.

And I’m very sorry but I only send to Australia and New Zealand, at the moment.

Just to let you all know that the Seasonal Expressions 2 is about to finish on the 31st of August, so if there is anything you would like to purchase feel free to go to my online shop to place your orders and have then shipped straight to you.

So on to this weeks card 🙂

I like to make simple cards that can be made easily and quickly with a minimal of fuss but give a great impact.

So this card fits my crafting need quite well.

Here are the measurements , instructions and the video:

Candy Strip Star Card

Card: 5-1/2’ x 4-1/4’ Value pack X254

Base panel: 4’ x 5-1/4’ White Daisy 1385

Front panel: 4-3/4’ x 3-1/2’ White Daisy 1385

Card stock Strips: 1/2′ x 12’ Ruby X5965 or Willow X5970 cut 3

Card stock strips: 1/2′ x 12’ White Daisy cut 3

Silver Glitter paper Z3239:  1-3/4’ x 1-3/4’  

Stamp set: Merry Christmas (a sneak peak from the New Holiday Expressions)

Basic Star Thin Cuts Z3329

  1. Taking the front panel 4-3/4′ x 3-1/2′, place the 2-1/2’ star onto the front 1/2′ from the top and 1/2’ in from both sides and cut.
  2. Cut out the 1-1/2’ star in silver Glitter paper and place to one side for later on.
  3. Add adhesive all over the base panel and place onto your versa mat with the adhesive side up, so that one corner is on one of the diagonal lines, as shown.
  4. Starting with a coloured strip, place it on to the base panel (following the diagonal line)
  5. Then but a white strip up next to the coloured strip, as shown.
  6. Repeat this step with the remaining strips and using some scissors, trim the overhang off and using these to cover the rest of the panel and attach to the front of the card.
  7. Stamp the Merry Christmas on to the front panel in either Ruby or Willow.
  8. Using 3D foam dots. Centre and attach the front panel on top of the striped panel.
  9. Add the Silver Glitter star inside the larger star with 3D foam Dots.

I hope that you like this card and give it a go.

So till next time,

keep on creating and bye for now  🙂

Colleen V       xx


Henry’s School Album using August Stamp of the Month “School Year”

Hi crafty friends 🙂

The stamp of the month for August, “School Year” was just what I needed for Henry’s school album,

So I thought that I would share with you the album that I have made for him.

 (These are pattern 14)  

I have only placed The 1st  & The last day of school photo wells in throughout the album.

As I receive the new photos through the year, I will be able to place then in the orientation that they need to be in.

I have also added Memory Protectors Pocket Plus (this one is Design 2,  Z3243)

There are 4 different designs to choose from. This enables you to add extra photos to the page group that you are working on.

I have only used two page designs for this album and they both come from the new “Make It from Your Heart Volume 3,  9043“, Pattern No. 14 on page 32 for Kinder, grade 1, grade 3 & grade 5, and Pattern No. 9 on page 22 for Prep, grade 2, grade 4, and grade 6

(These are pattern 9)

Here is a close up of the stamped images:

(and yes it was a lot of pencils but it was worth it).

I also used the new Thin Cuts Block Alphabet Z3386 to add the grades to each page years.

The papers that I have used are from the new Enchantment Fundamentals Z3352 and the coordinating card stock to match.

As you can see these papers where perfect for the colours for Henry’s school.

I hope that you find inspiration from these pages and make up an album for some you love, as this promotes self-worth in the person that the pages are about and will bring a big smile to their face.

so till next time,

keep on creating and bye for now 🙂

Colleen V     xxx



Slashed Front Card

Hi my crafty friends 🙂

When I first found this beautiful card I couldn’t wait to make it.

I had the stamp set in mind that I wonted to use and the colours that I thought would look good together.

The origonal card was made by Lisa Curcio at

I add the measurements for the slashed section as my brain just couldn’t do a random cut like Lisa did.

So here are the measurements , cutting instructions and video:

Card: 5-1/2′ x 4-1/4′ Value Pack X254

Card front: 5-1/2′ x 4-1/4′  White Daisy 1385

Strip of Coloured card stock: 1/2′ x 12′ Raspberry X5974

Stamp sets: Beautiful You Z3384 , Birthday Sparkles B1537

Inks used: Bashful Z2819, Pixie Z2844, Raspberry Z2814, Fern Z2850, New England Ivy Z2835

  1. Place the card front on to your Versa Mat (in the corner on the left hand side with the 4-1/4′ across the bottom) and on the 5-1/2′ side make a mark @ 5′ & 5-1/4′
  2. On the 4-1/4′ bottom section make a mark @ 3-3/4′ and all so from the bottom up on the right hand 5-1/2′ side to the 2′ mark.
  3. Place the card front into your trimmer and place the 5’mark and the 3-3/4′ into the cutting channel and cut. Then place the 5-1/4′ mark and the 2′ mark into the cutting channel and cut. Keep the cut away piece as you will need this for the front of the card.
  4. Place the cut away middle section on to the card so that the corner is at the bottom and the top sits onto the side edge of the card. Using a pencil draw a line down both sides of this piece so that you know where to stamp.
  5. Stamp your images down the penciled in section (going over the edge of the pencil lines.
  6. Stamp the birthday greeting onto the bottom front section.
  7. Add adhesive to the back cut section of the front cut edge sections.
  8. Place the section onto the 1/2′ strip, as shown.
  9. Repeat this step with the top section, but place it onto the strip in the opposite direction, as shown.
  10. Using a pair of scissors, follow the line of the front sections to cut into points, as shown.
  11. Using 3D foam dots attach the bottom front section to the card.
  12. Add 3D foam dots to the top section and place onto the top of the card, as shown.
  13. Stamp out a flower and leaves, and using the thin cuts to match cut them out.
  14. Attach the flower to the top of the slash with 3D foam dots and add the leaves with tape runner around the flower onto the front section of the card.
  15. You can add some bling to finish if you wish.

I hope that you like this card, I find that every time I show it everyone wants the info on how to make it.

So till next time,

Keep on creating and bye for now 🙂

Colleen V     xxx


Fun Fold – Front Panel Card

Hi Crafty friends 🙂

The paper for this month is Jack,

so here ismy version of the card that I found on Pinterest, made by Angelina Clark, of

I just love this bear and all the little bits that come with him.

The colours that I have chosen are similar to Angelina’s but the patterned Jack paper fitted this card perfectly along with the bear.

So here are the measurements, instructions and Video:

Card Base: 4’ x 11’ Black 1386

Score on the 11’ side @ 1/2′, 2’, 4’ & 5-1/2’

Card Base Front Panel: 5-1/2’ x 2-3/4’ Sweet Leaf X5980

Score on the 5-1/2’ side @ 1/2′ & 2’

Matting Panels: 5-1/4’ x 3-3/4’ Sweet Leaf, cut 2

Front Matting Panel: 5’ x 3-1/2’ Jack B&T paper X7222B

Back Matting Panel: 5’ x 3-1/2’ White Daisy 1385

Front Panel Matting: 3-1/4’ x 2-1/2’ Black

Front Panel: 3’ x 2-1/4’ Jack B&T paper

Strip: 1/2’ x 4’ Sweet Leaf

Panel for Bear stamp: 3’ x 2’ Pewter X5954

Stamp sets: Jack Card Making Z3333 & Birthday Sparkles B1537

2 Black & White Dots Z3314

  1. Burnish and fold all the score lines
  2. Adhere the two Sweet Leaf panels to the front and back of the 5-1/2’ sections of the card base.
  3. Onto the front Sweet Leaf panel, place the Jack B&T paper, and place the White Daisy onto the back Sweet Leaf panel of the card.
  4. Add adhesive to the 1/2′ section on the card and folding over the 1/2′ and 1-1/2’ sections and place it on to the front of the card so that when you open it up it form a box section.
  5. Add the 1/2′ Sweet Leaf strip in the middle of the front of the box section, as shown in the picture.
  6. On the Sweet Leaf front panel, stamp the ‘Happy Birthday to you’ on to the section just under the 1/2’ score line in Black ink.
  7. On the card base front panel, place the Black and the Jack B&T paper, as shown.
  8. Add adhesive to this panel on the bottom section and 1’ up, and also onto the 1/2′ section and attach to the middle front section of the card, as shown.
  9. Stamp the bear onto the whisper card stock in Slate ink and cut him out with the thin cut to match.
  10. Stamp out the bear hugs and an extra muzzle. Cut the bear hugs out with the thin cut to match and fussy cut the extra muzzle out.
  11. Add 3D foam tape to the muzzle and the banner and add to the front of the bear.
  12. Attach the bear to the front of the card and add 2 Black gems to the 1/2′ Sweet Leaf strip on either side of the bear.

I hope that you like this card and give it a go.

So till next time,

keep on creating and bye for now 😉

Colleen V xx