Monday, November 22, 2021

Merriest Frames - Layered Christmas Cards

This is a great set with dies and a hybrid embossing folder (hybrid in that it embosses and cuts in 1 go).

I created several versions in different colors with different leaves including foils, cardstock and the glimmer vellum... do you have a favorite? I'd love to know which is your fave (would you leave a comment?)

If you look closely, I also used different embossing folders on the back layer.. I think I like the musical notes folder, do you have a preference?

I hope you are making lots of holiday cards and enjoying crafting, let me know if I can help with anything! will reach me quickly.

Happy card making!


Sunday, November 21, 2021

Class 3 the Peaceful Cabin Paper

 And the last in the 3 part series... this class was all about the Peaceful Cabin paper

Project 1 Silver trees – trim as you wish eg 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 and add the Smokey Slate base 4 x 5 1/4

Add the greeting and a silver cord bow.

I’ve attached a silver oval under my greeting.

Options:  Add a piece of the designer paper below the trees e.g., 4 x ½”


Project 2 Slim line card:  7 x 8 ½ folded in half

Tree paper 3 x 8

Smokey Slate 3 ¼ x 8 1/4

Spruce paper 3 3/8 x 8 3/8

Greeting with 10” of organza ribbon.

Envelope décor ¾ x 4


Project 3 The Cabin Card.

Cabin paper 4 1/8 x 2 7/8

Smokey Slate 4 ¼ x 3

Snowflake Paper 4 x 5 1/4

Greeting – left over pieces of white and spruce: ½ x 3 (the spruce is ¼ x 3)


I put the cabin layer on dimensionals.


Project 4 The Bag with the tag

Stamp the greeting attach to the tag 2 x 4

Tie the Spruce ribbon into a knot, trim end, attach the to the tag (ensure the hole can be used to tie the bag shut with twine.)

Happy crafting, tomorrow it's all about the Merriest Frames!  MaryKate


Saturday, November 20, 2021

Class 2 of the Oct 2021 Paper Pumpkin with Peaceful Cabin Paper

Yesterday I posted our Class 1 and here's Class 2 using the Peaceful Cabin paper and the Oct 2021 Holiday Paper Pumpkin Kit

Project 1

Use the other half of the tree base from class 1, trim to 3 ¾ x 5, smokey slate is 4 x 5 1/4

Attach 6” of silver mesh ribbon.

Attach a greeting or a deer to the front. Embellish with rhinestones or the Cabin sparkles. Stamp a greeting inside.  You’ll have left some of the tree paper for envelope décor.  

Project 2 Two gift card holders:

Trim the envelope into 2 (it’s 5 ¾ wide, trim to 2 7/8” wide)

Turn the 2 pieces over and trace the edge of the envelope on the “squared off” side. 

Stamp the inside greetings (the paper is 2 x 4).

Adhere the open side of the half envelope.

If you wish, decorate the front of the envelopes with silver cord under the greeting.


Project 3: You can use the designer paper (Artistic) or a piece of the plaid paper. You can attach vellum trees (or the Noel) and a greeting. And or a punched deer.



Don't forget to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by the 10th of the month! I think we have some great kits coming and I'll be posting extra projects here.

Happy creating, MaryKate

Friday, November 19, 2021

Peaceful Cabin meets our Holiday Paper Pumpkin

We have had fun creating projects with our Paper Pumpkin October kit. I thought I'd share some of our projects from these classes with the instructions.  We loved the kit as is, but enjoyed stretching it to make more projects

Here is class 1

Projects 1 and 2: We will make 2 cards as the kit shows us.


For Projects 3 and 4 cut the tree base into 2 cards and cut a spruce base into 2 cards


Project 3 Tree card

Cut the tree card 3 ¼ x 5 ¼

Cut the Spruce base 3 3/8 x 5 3/8

Cut a 2nd piece of spruce ¾ x 5 3/8


Trim the front right of the card ¾ (so the front is smaller)

The snowflake piece is 5 ¼ x 5/8


Layer the front pieces, the side pieces and add a greeting with 10” of organza ribbon.


Project 4

Use the 2nd spruce base, trim to 3 ¾ x 5 (keep the leftover piece of spruce)

Use the vellum tree piece as a stencil and sponge on the trees (you’ll do this twice)

Stamp snowflakes

Attach the silver mesh ribbon, folded in half. Add the greeting.

Attach this front piece to the silver foil 4 x 5 1/4


Project 5 Bottle Tag: stamp the 2x4 white piece with the trees and a greeting. Attach the silver ring. Tag is 2 ½ x 7, scored at 2 3/4.  I like the rounded corners, hope you do too!

I'll share classes 2 and 3 later this week, happy Stamping MaryKate


Monday, November 1, 2021

Nov 2021 IDEAS Blog Hop with Punch Project Tutorials

 Hello and welcome to the IDEAS Blog Hop for November 2021 - featuring projects using our Punches!


Welcome to our IDEAS blog hop for November 2021.  This month we have curated tutorials from 15 international Demonstrators with a 60+ page full color tutorial bundle for you.  This month the theme is Punch it Up.   You will get 15 detailed tutorials with a range of projects.  The tutorials have detailed instructions in imperial (aka inches!) and metric.

Here is our sneak peek collage for the November IDEAS Tutorial Bundle.  Each photo represents one designer's tutorial in our bundle.

I made a window card with an ornament. This tree punch is an "oldie but a goodie" punch and is perfect for card making, 3D, tags, and more!

All the details, how-to, dimensions and tips are in my tutorial. Lots of photos to make it easy to follow along.  

I hope you like these projects and the projects from my fellow IDEAS demonstrators.  It's really a great bundle of inspiration for crafters or demonstrators looking for new ideas or workshop ideas.  Keep hopping so you can see all the creativity.   The bundle is about 65 pages of detailed full color instructions with 25+ projects (cards, 3D, and more!)

Would you like a copy of the instructions for these projects to use for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? Contact me at Free to customers who purchase $35, or Free to my team members, or $15 by PayPal.  

Once you have received the tutorials, please remember not to share or distribute the printed or electronic copies of these bundles. We have worked hard to provide these exclusive projects for your use. If you know someone that would like to purchase the bundle, please direct them to me to obtain their copy. Thanks for your support.

Thanks for stopping by. Please click on NEXT and visit Odette in Australia the next talented IDEAS demonstrator! 

Happy Hopping! MaryKate