Armed and Dangerous!

This time of year, and at Halloween, we are a serious Treat Factory!  Well, I try to delegate as much as possible when my kids want hand stamped projects……  Here is my son armed with my ATG gun and his Valentines!  I was not feeling well Tuesday so he had to assemble most.  He even cut with the nestabilities and my Big Shot.

He designed these. He rooted through all my stamps and picked this Papertreyink owl, even though I tried to get him to use only Stampin Up!  I wanted him to use the skull from Just Jawing but he was not having it.  He loved the Pacific Point blue and Pumpkin Pie colors, No ribbons, & just the simple punched heart. and only the words- Happy Valentines Day.  Very Specific!

He even helped me color them with copic markers.  I love it!!!!!


Stamps: Papertreyink owl, Holidays and wishes, texture wheel(retired)

Paper: Pacific point, pumpkin pie, real red and whisper white

Ink:  Black, Pacific point, pumpkin pie, real red

Accessories:  Copic markers, heart to heart punch, slit punch, nestabilities and candy

Chipboard flower & the Grid technique

This is made with the center of the Chipboard flower from the Club card posted yesterday. I colored this small flower with a real red marker and then adhere the button with a small glue dot. this is then attached to a Die Cut Bloom (from the Occasions Mini– extended until June 30th) The leaves are made with old olive scraps and the paper crimper.

GRID TECHNIQUE: the whisper white panel is scored on a diagonal in both directions 1″ apart. I scored 1/4″ border around the edges. What a great technique!


Stamps: sentiment is from

Paper: whisper white, bashful blue


Accessories: chipboard, real red marker, button, striped ribbon, die cut blooms, scor-pal (you can use any scoring tool for this), paper crimper for the leaves.

First Communion Invites

Its so hard to capture the beauty of this card in a photo.  I cased this from Debbie Olson’s Easter Blessing’s card- which to no surprise has been “removed for publication”.  Hers was absolutely fabulous & stunning.  It was all white with gold embossing.  My son decided (and a few others I asked for feedback) that he wanted color.  So we went with So saffron for the base.  Inside the communion announcement was printed from the computer on white, trimmed and adhered to show a border similar to the front.  No ribbon.  

 This card uses Papertreyink’s Every Day Blessings stamp set.  Gold Brilliance ink was used on the solid cross.  Then I stamped the outline cross directly over with versamark and then embossed it with gold ink.  My son liked the 2-tone effect which differed from Debbie’s original card of a single gold embossed cross from the same set.


Stamps:  Everyday Blessing’s by Papertreyink

Paper: So Saffron, whisper white

Ink: Gold Brilliance, versamark

Accessories:  Gold embossing powder, cuttlebug birds & swirls folder, marvy scallop punches