Note card boxes

These hold 4 note cards and envelopes.  Each one uses 1 sheet of Designer paper– with no waste

My friend Linda brought one over to show me and I went to town making 10 for my oldest sons teachers.  He loves to give gifts almost as much as i do.

I have some basic specs, but not detailed.  Its a cased project too, but I don’t know the original artist.

DSP 7.5 x 12 score at 1-7/8 down each long side.

turn and score at 5-5/8 then at 6 7/8

fold the short score line up to the long score line to make the box.  you can see how to do the fold HERE on a smaller scale (love this project too)

the left over DSP- cut to 2.25 x 5 and 3.5 x 4.5.  use this to decorate your note cards!  FUN!

Quick picture shot with my phone was the best I could do in crunch time!!!

Sometimes I’m Stuck in a Rut…

…an A2 card rut. I love the alternate sizes of cards but don’t always make them. Check out the cute, cute cards and box thats are not A2.

Cards are 4.25 square. Rich Razzleberry looks AMAZING with mellow moss!


6-5/8″ x 12″ rich razzleberry card stock.

score at 1″ in down the long sides

turn and score at 1″, 5-1/2, 6-1/2 and 11″

I used my nestabilities to make the scallop frame and my circle scissors plus to cut the window

stamps: Upsy Daisy

Paper: Mellow moss, Rich Razzleberry, whisper white

Ink: rich razzleberry, mellow moss

Accessories: punch, Movers and shapers magnetic piece to layer with the punch, ribbon, nestabilities, circle scissors plus, brads, acetate for the window

Emergency birthday card kit & Etsy

I took Part of April’s Birthday card kit and converted it into Emergency Birthday card kit. The 8 cards fit into the gift bag and make a great gift.  

There are a few of these finished kits available in My brand new Etsy store.  I will be adding some projects seen here on my blog,  some of my classes and some kits exclusive to my Etsy store.  All projects will be completed.
I also added a link to my sidebar so you can shop anytime!

A Thank You note card set

I made these a while back for a quarter auction I participated in….

A simple layout using up some of my extra Urban Garden designer paper. I made a cute box to go with this but never took a picture of it. (sigh)

Stamps: A little somethin

Paper: Urban garden, baja breeze, basic grey, whisper white

ink: Baja Breeze, basic grey

Accessories: various ribbons, ribbon sliders, 1-3/4″ circle Punch, circle scissors plus

this is the reason I got the puppy. Are these sweeties the cutest ever. I just could not say now to getting one. Zoe is on the right. The 2 on the left now live with my parents. They went for Maxine (she is in the middle) and they fell in love with the lightest one Jack as soon as they saw him!

A one sheet wonder 6×6 size

Oh ladies you HAVE TO TRY THIS!!!  click here for the template from Susan Robert’s over at Rainy Day creations.  So simple.  

Here is my new baby!  Zoe  what a sweetie she is and so cute!  She is so black its hard to get a good picture of her face.

Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Thank you Kindly, Non- SU happy birthday

Paper: Afternoon Tea, So saffron, pretty in pink, celery

Ink:  celery, pretty in pink

Accessories:  texturz plates, sale-a-bration ribbon, flower brads

Are you Connected???

and Do you have Scraps?  Check out this cute set of cards from the Stampin Up! Get connected promo

A little rose red DSP, crochet Fleurette and a sponge and markers.  How cute are these.  For the box I used 2 scallop envelope die cuts.  I adhered the edges as far apart as possible so the cards would fit.

Its teacher Appreciation week- these are perfect!!!


Stamps:Note of Thanks Mini note kit,

Paper:  Note cards included in the kit

Ink: markers

Accessories: Brads, scallop oval punch, markers, Fleurette, sponge, scallop envelope die, rose red ribbon

Fifth Ave Floral Notes class

Friday, March 6th  1-3 pm  or from 8-10 pm  at Jills House!

6 Note Cards (3 each, of 2 designs) featuring the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set and the Urban Oasis designer paper.  Also included is a desk top box to hold the cards and envelopes plus color instructions.  Makes a GREAT GIFT!!!!            

Payment:  Pay via paypal now,  Pay me at the class,  or call me to charge it !! If you want the stamp set at the class- please rsvp EARLY so you can prepay and I can have it here in time!

Stamp set add on:  $26.50  Save 10%  (pre-payment required)  Email me!

Club Members:  $15  Non Club Members $20.00

Use these paypal buttons to purchase the class by mail….

Please RSVP by Feb 28th 2009.  I want to make sure I have enough supplies ordered and ready.

Hope you can make it!  JILL


P.S. if you are interested in any of the Designer Paper, Ribbon or the Embellishment shares…. Let me know- I have new groups forming in each.  Thanks! 

Bella Blossoms Class recipes & Video Tutorial

I held this class last night at my home. Bella Blossom

To see how I made these cards, check out my VERY 1st and VERY amateur video tutorial. Don’t mind my sarcasm (if you can catch it) and don’t mind the reversed images. I shot this 1st one from my laptop! I am not sure video is my cup of tea…..maybe with some practice! and a video camera would probably help. (I know I am my own WORST critic) Enjoy!


Left: Pink Pirouette, dauber Rose red; Ribbon Pretty in Pink

Right: Tangerine Tango, dauber More Mustard; Ribbon: Pumpkin pie

Left: Rose Red, dauber Bravo burgundy; Ribbon Rose red

Right: Lavender lace, dauber Elegant eggplant; Ribbon: elegant eggplant

Left: Baja Blue, dauber Night if Navy; Ribbon: White

Right: So Saffron, dauber More Mustard; Ribbon: very vanilla

I stamped the small flower on the inside of the card and on the envelope using the same sponge dauber technique. We learned how to do this at Convention last July.

for the rest of the Recipe:

Stamps: Bella Blossoms of course, plus All Holidays

Paper: Stampin’ Up! small note cards with envelopes, whisper white, so saffron, baja breeze card stock & dsp, tangerine tango, rose red, lovely lilac, pretty in pink, old olive

Ink: noted above

Accessories: ribbon to match noted above, ticket corner punch, old olive marker for the stem. accent and elements tin, top note, baja in color ribbon, jumbo eyelet

Stitched Exotics Note card set

The designer series paper in celery is retired, but thank goodness there are new patterns. This is for sure one of my favorite colors. This set is really fun!   All supplies are Stampin’ Up!

Tutorial for the tote can be found HERE


Stamps: Stitched Exotics, Absolutely Fabulous, All Holidays

Paper: Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery card stock and designer series paper

Ink: Regal Rose, Certainly Celery

Accessories:  Wide grosgrain ribbon, 1-3/8 inch circle punch, mono multi liquid glue

Branches, Branches and More Branches

A while ago I made this card with Peaceful Wishes. After making this card at a workshop this past weekend, I decided to make a set of 4 cards that were themed with Branches. I added a little of Pink to the original as seen here, and then carried that through to the other cards.

Here is the version with Wonderful You

Here is a version with Artfully Asian:

And Here is a version with Embrace life:
All Supplies are Stampin’ Up!


Stamps: Peaceful Wishes, Embrace Life, Artfully Asian, Wonderful You, Absolutely Fabulous, Short & Sweet

Paper: Spring Fling Designer series paper, Close to cocoa, Certianly Celery, Pretty in Pink

Ink: Close to Cocoa, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink

Accessories: Paper Piercer, mat pack,