Cat Tags

Quick and cute little tags using the cat punch.


I used just a few basic supplies to make these tags.

Very Vanilla card stock cut with the Layering Circles Framelits.  Basic Black card stock punched with the Starburst punch.  And of course the cat is punched with the cat punch – it’s actually the Spooky Night Designer Series paper – the cat print matches right up with the punch. The words are from the Pieces & Patterns stamp set.

I did pull in some retired Baker’s Twine that was Pumpkin Pie & Black. That was fun twine I think from last years Holiday Catalog.  I tend to have lots of Baker’s Twine and keep all of it to use on my tags.

Have a great day!



A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop September 2017

It’s time for another Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop sharing alternate ideas for the September 2017 kit – Layered Leaves.

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Lately I really love the Paper Pumpkin Kits just the way they are.  I want to make the projects that are in them and don’t want to use up the supplies to make something different.  It’s a real struggle.  And this kit was no different.  So what I decided to do was set aside all the pieces that I needed to make the projects as intended and then see what was left over.  And work only with those left overs to create my alternate ideas.

For this Layered Leaves kit there is quite a bit left over – not the boxes or the card bases and envelopes but a bunch of the leaves and tags. So I decided to focus on those.  First I created this card.


All I added was Soft Suede card stock and an embossing folder.  I wanted to mimic the kit – and the cards and boxes are embossed.  I used the new Dynamic folder called Layered Leaves – ha – it has the same name as this kit!  Surely it was meant to be.  Plus it’s probably my favorite embossing folder right now.  All the rest came from my kit.  The gold foil strip is from the sheet of Gold Foil Leaf stickers – I just cut an edge off that sheet and it’s adhesive so it sticks right to the front of my card.  I used a left over piece of the metallic Baker’s Twine and pulled out the metallic piece leaving me just the twine which I tied on the tag.  I cut the metallic bit in half and the folded it up and stuck it to the back of the tag – like little sticks or tendrils hanging out with those leaves.  And that’s it.

Then I decided to make a set of tags – they are sized to fit inside one of those pillow boxes from the kit.  So you could use that as a little gift for someone.


For these I added the Soft Suede card stock, the Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder, the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and Linen Thread. And some Old Olive ink to stamp the small leaf on each tag.  I cut the card stock 2″ wide, punch the top end and embossed.  On each one I added a leaf from the kit and a tag.

And believe it or not I still have more pieces left.  How far can you stretch your left over kit supplies?

Don’t forget the next two month’s of Paper Pumpkin are coordinated kits for the holidays!  Be sure to be an active subscriber by Oct. 10 to get the October kit.


You can Sign Up Here.

And now on it’s time to move on to the talented Cathy Caines and see what she has in store for us with this month’s kit.  Just click the next button to visit her blog.

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Here is the rest of the Blog Hop List in case you get lost.

  1. Sara Levin
  2. Rachel Tessman
  3. Kimberley Morris
  4. Monika Davis <==== YOU ARE HERE
  5. Cathy Caines
  6. Carolynn Sander
  7. Maria Willis
  8. Megan Thompson
  9. Lori Mueller
  10. Audra Monk
  11. Kelly Acheson
  12. Rick D. Adkins
  13. Andrea Tracy-Tucker
  14. Jennifer Hill
  15. Dena Rekow
  16. Pam Staples

Thanks for visiting.


Watercolor Christmas Card Class

Watercolor Christmas Card Class


Create 20 gorgeous Christmas Cards with a watercolor look in minutes.
Make 20 cards.  5 each of 4 designs.  Envelopes with gold foil liners.
Class Fee is $40 paid by Oct. 1st.  THIS IS A PREPAID CLASS.
Fee includes all supplies to make 20 cards including adhesive.
NEW BONUS: You will receive the Fast Fuse Adhesive PLUS 2 FREE Refills as part of your class fee (added $15 value).
After you RSVP I will send a PayPal invoice for you to pay the class fee or you can mail me a check.  Make sure to include your email address and phone number.
Class is Saturday, October 14th from 7pm – 10 pm
This is a prepaid class – payments due by October 1st so I can order all your supplies.
Email me today to let me know you plan to attend, then send in your payment.  Thanks!
I hope to see you there!

The perfect birthday card

If you are like me the number on your birthday keeps getting higher!  The Number of Years stamp set and Large Numbers Framelits are perfect for making the “perfect” birthday card.  Because you can celebrate 29 again!  and again! and again!


For this card I also used the Embossing Paste to create the background.  But this time I created a mask using a die to cut through a Window Sheet.  The Window Box Thinlits has the die with the birthday candles.  I cut a piece of window sheet that would cover the front of the card.  Then ran the die through cutting multiple images of the candles over and over.

The paste was colored with the Lemon Lime Twist ink refill.  Then use the mask to apply the paste to the Pool Party layer.  While that dries, stamp and cut the 29.  The Lemon Lime Twist cotton ribbon is wrapped around the layer and tied with the Whisper White Baker’s Twine.  If you pull the ends between your finger nails you can give them a curl – it’s like curling ribbon that you use for wrapping presents!

Tangerine Tango, Pool Party and Lemon Lime Twist are a fun and bright combination!  I finished the card with some Tangerine Tango star Enamel Shapes.

Enjoy being 29 again! and again!  and again!


Card Maker’s Class

Every month I have a Card Maker’s Class at my stamping studio.  It’s the perfect class for every level of stamper.  You get to make the cards that you need and work at your own pace.  Card choices vary each month.  I’m there to help you with anything you need.  Upcoming dates for this class are:

  • Friday, October 27 – 10 am and 7 pm
  • Friday, November 17 – 10 am and 7 pm
  • Friday, December 15 – 10 am and 7 pm

Here is a look at the card choices from the September class last week.

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Every card is in a shoe box with all the supplies inside.  You select a box take it back to your seat, make one or  more cards and then clean everything and return the supplies to the box and the box to the table.


My Paper Pumpkin subscribers get to make a bonus card – it’s an alternate idea using the stamps from the monthly kit.  This month my class was held before my kit arrived (actually my kit arrived the day of class) so I had a second idea for the August kit.

If you live local I hope you can join me!

CLICK HERE to see my full list of events and to RSVP.

Have a great day!


Halloween Pumpkins

Remember  a few days ago I posted about the Spooky Cat Bundle and the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper – you can read it HERE.  I was telling you about the Designer Series paper and how some of the designs were special.  For this card I used the Pumpkin print paper which coordinates with the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits Dies.


Those little pumpkins are from the Spooky Nights Designer Series paper – cut perfectly with the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits Dies.  I also used two other strips of paper from the pack.  The stamps are from the Spooky Cat stamp set – the “Happy Halloween” and also the little striped image at the top.  Plus I added Black Rhinestone Jewels.

It’s a very quick and easy card.


A Season of Style


Something exciting is coming soon – two perfectly coordinated crafting kits filled with projects for your holiday card making and gifting needs.  Fun, easy and ready for you to get creative!

You must subscribe by October 10th to receive the October Kit and by November 10th to receive the November Kit.


I have a couple of cards that I made using the August Paper Pumpkin Kit – Giftable Greetings.  For these I’ve used the stamp set and the ink that came in the monthly kit and then added some card stock that I had already on hand.

The Thinking of You card also has some Pearls and Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine added to it. The Sympathy card has an added strip of Designer Series Paper that’s been stapled on.

I just received my September kit and plan to play with it this weekend to create an alternate idea for this month’s A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop happening on the 28th.  So be sure to stop in an see all the ideas that our group has.

See you soon!