Saturday, August 11, 2012

Birthday Gift - Notebooks


I have a family birthday party to go to this month for 1yr old & 3yr old boys. The parents have asked for money to get a playground but I still wanted to give something for the boys to open. So I made these notebooks. They can be used for many different things. Some options are: A journal the mom can write in, a notebook the boys can draw or work on ABC's in, it could even be used as a scrapbook for pictures and memorabilia. The ideas are endless.


4"x6" index cards (lined on one side if they want to write on them)
1" metal book rings

 Airplane: B is for Boy Cricut Cartridge - Cut 3"
Quinn - Cricut Craft Room Basics Cricut Cartridge - Cut 1"

 Inside Cover

 Lion - B is for Boy Cricut Cartridge - Cut 3.5"
Aiden - Cricut Craft Room Basics Cricut Cartridge - Cut 1"
 Inside Cover

Friday, August 10, 2012

Bachelorette Gift and Card

Bachelorette Gift and Card

 Gift wrapped in this perfect Photo Box I found at Michaels

 Card Front
I later added a lot of silver rhinestones

 I welded 2 Base shapes to create a card base

 Gift wrapped in crinkle paper

Supplies and Instructions

Photo Box
Crinkle Paper
Card: Tie the Knot Cricut Cartridge - Button #29 - Cut 5"
Cut all the layers and weld 2 of the Blackout/Shadow Feature together to get the card base

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Baby Announcement

Baby Announcement Tag

No I am not pregnant.
I have a friend who is pregnant and having a photo shoot. So she asked me to make this tag. She will tie it around her tummy with a black ribbon. She doesn't know what she will be having so she wanted to keep it black and white.

Supplies and Instructions

Cricut Cartridges Used:
Cricut Craft Room Basics
Tag - Button #40 - cut 3 times
White(back) - w-4.21 x h-6.76
Black(center) - w-4.21 x h-6.76
White(front with letters cut out) - w-3.66 x h-6
Since there were alot of letters, I created this on my gypsy and used the background. Instead of glueing each letter, I just glued the centers of the letters. I also hid the circle in each tag, then punched one at the end.
Close to my Heart - Art Philosophy
DONT OPEN - cut .69"
until - cut .84"
Oct 2012 - cut .96"

I glued all the layers together then finished it off with a brad.

Nautical Boy - Baby Shower Invitation

Baby Shower Invitation

Nautical Boy Theme

I had a customer request Baby Shower Invitation Samples. They don't know what they will be having yet but the Boy Invitaion was suppose to have a Nautical Boy Theme. So this is what I came up with. The center of the card is velum that I will print the Shower invitation on. It is 1/4" of and 8 1/2" x 11" size, so that it will be easy to print and cut.

Supplies and Instructions

Anchor: Life is a Beach Cricut Cartridge - Cut 2"
Sail Boat: "Just Because Cards" Cricut Cartridge - Button #44 - Cut 2"
BOY: Simply Sweet Cricut Cartridge - Cut 1.25" using Shadow Feature
Ink: My Pink Stamper - Serendipity Skies Deep Blue

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

My Pink Stamper - Moo-ey Doodles - Samples

Today I have two cards for you that I made using the 
Moo-ey Doodle Kit from the Pumpkin Spice Shop.

 Happy Moo-Day To You Card

Supplies and Instructions

 Barn - Cricut Cartridge: Create A Critter -accessory & shift accessory Button #37 - Cut 2.5
Grass - Cricut Cartridge: Create A Critter - shift accessory Button #21 - Cut 1.5
Sun - I used a circle punch and trimmed the edges
Stamp - My Pink Stamper - Moo-ey Doodles
Paper - from Moo-ey Doodle Kit & Yankee Doodle Kit
Foam Adhesive

Moo-chas Gracias Card

Supplies and Instructions

Stamps - My Pink Stamper - Moo-ey Doodle
Paper - Moo-ey Doodle Kit and
DCWV The Blossoms Butterflies Stack
Foam Adhesive

Here is what comes in the Moo-ey Doodle Kit. 
To purchase your own visit Pumpkin Spice Shop HERE.

To see more projects made with the Moo-ey Doodle Kit, 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Pinkalicious Blog Hop - Stamp Release

Have you heard...We've Mooved - Swing Card

Welcome to the Pinkalicious Blog Hop. To start at the beginning go to
If you are coming from Chelle then you are right on track.

This is a fun Swing card I made using the Moo-ey Doodle Kit
It is called Swing card because the center of it swings back and forth to show each side.
I love how I made it into a card to inform people of a change of address. The inside there is enough room to put the address.

Supplies used are from the....

 This is what will come in the Moo-ey Doodles Kit
It is exclusively sold at Shop Pumpkin Spice. To purchase your own kit click HERE.
I also used the Red & Yellow paper from the Yankee Doodles Kit.

Above is a diagram I created to see where to cut and score when making a swing card.
 Feel free to copy & print this for your own personal use. If copying it for your blog please state the source and don't claim it as your own. I found a great Swing Card tutorial from Michelle's Rubber Room and got the details for my diagram from her. I also created a very detailed video that I made for another Swing Card I made. To see my other card and video click HERE.

Instructions & Supplies
Stamps: My Pink Stamper - Moo-ey Doodles
Pro Markers
Ink: My Pink Stamper - Texas Chocolate
Paper: from Moo-ey Doodles & Yankee Doodles Kits at Pumpkin Spice Shop
Foam Adhesive

Card Base: 5" x7"
Orange and Red Paper: 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" 
Score: 2 3/4" and 4 1/4"
Draw guidelines with pencil and rule to know where to cut. 
Then use an exacto knife and ruler to make the cuts. 
Do not cut past the score lines.
I like to score and then put the paper in my trimmer. Then line it up at 1" or 1 1/2" and then start my blade in 1" or 1 1/2" and stop where it's suppose to. I use the measurements on my trimmer to know when to start and stop cutting with the blade. Make sure to stop the blade and don't cut all the way through. Just see the diagram above when cutting and scoring.

Now on to the blog hop...
Next hop to Andrea to see another great project created with the Moo-ey Doodle Kit.

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Monday, July 2, 2012

Coupon Organizer

 A great way to organize your coupons by categories (that you decide) and not take up too much room in your purse. Of course I had to make it look super fun too.
I've tried using the accordion coupon holders but they are just too big that I don't like to keep them in my purse. So I designed this one since it is a lot thinner I will always have it with me. 
Of course this method is only for the occasional couponer since it will only hold so many.

Supplies & Instructions

Photo Envelope
Start with a Photo Envelope. It is large enough to hold 4x6 photos. Perfect for holding 4x6 index cards that will be the dividers. I tucked the flap in the envelope to give extra support and so it wouldn't be in the way.

 4x6 index cards
Then use 4x6 index cards (or cut paper 4x6) for as many dividers you want to separate your coupons into categories.

 Then I had some punch out embellishments I bought at Big Lots a while ago. On the back it had a bunch of tabs. So I used those for the tabs on my dividers. If you don't have any and want to save money. Just cut rectangles and fold them in half. Adhere them to stick up on the top and you have homemade tabs.

Pattern Paper
I covered the outside of the envelope with a thick pattern paper. To decorate it but also to make it pretty. on the front I even folded it down about 1" so make it stronger. It was a double sided pattern paper so, that is where the orange color came from.
Use your favorite adhesive to glue everything together. This is my ATG gun. It is my favorite tape adhesive I like to use. But use what you have.
I tied ribbon around it to help hold it all together and it also dresses it up. I didn't put a bunch of embellishments on the outside because they would just get messed up in my purse.

For great ways to coupon and save money check out  

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

My Pink Stamper Design Team - Yankee Doodle Post

4th of July Banner

Welcome to the My Pink Stamper's Design Team's June Post.

Using My Pink Stamper 
Yankee Doodle Stamp Set 
To Purchase the Yankee Doodle Kit from Shop Pumpkin Spice, click HERE.

Supplies and Instructions
Yankee Doodle Kit: from Shop Pumpkin Spice - includes paper, markers, ink, stamps, & more
3 Coaster's from PaperTrey Ink
You could also cut thick cardboard (cereal boxes) & cover with paper, then round the corners.
Ribbon: Red Poka Dot from Michael's
Foam Squares
Star: cut using a Cricut Expression Machine at 3" (stars can be found on many Cartridges)

Cover Coster with tan paper. I used Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive. Then turned it over and trimmed with an exacto knife. Then sand edges to make smooth. Adhere stars. Images are stamped with My Pink Stamper Serendipity Skies Ink and colored with Pro Markers. Then cut out images and adhere with foam adhesive. Punch holes and put brads on. I did 2 on the top and 1 on the bottom because of how the star is shaped. Then I had to figure out how to thread the ribbon. See the picture how I taped it to the back of the coasters. Stamp sayings, cut out, and adhere. Hang as a decoration.

To see many more great design team projects check out

Friday, June 22, 2012

Pinkalicious Blog Hop - Stamp Release

4th of July Frame

Welcome to the My Pink Stamper Pinkalicious Blog Hop. 
If you are just beginning then start at
If you are coming from Edna, then you are right on track.

I will warn you that this has alot of pictures in it but 
I wanted to show you each step in making this frame.

 Start with a bare wood frame.
I found this one at a yard sale.
Painted it with a water base red paint.

 Lightly paint some of the frame White using a straight edged paint brush.
I love look of distressed Americana decorations.
Sand frame till it looks the way you want.
I just found some sand paper we had at the house.
It was 180 grit and it worked great.

 Supplies & Instructions
 Stamps from My Pink Stamper - Yankee Doodle Stamp Set
Ink Pad - My Pink Stamper Serendipity Skies
Use Copic or Pro-Markers to color, then cut out.
Adhere using Scotch quick dry glue and foam squares.
Cricut Cartridge: Stand and Salute
Large Star: 2"
Small Stars: 1"
God Bless America: 2.4"
The sizes may change based on the size frame you work with.

Links for Products
  • The Yankee Doodle Kit and Darkest Night Ink Pad will go on sale at 12pm CST at Pumpkin Spice Shop. They sell out quick so be sure to get yours.
  • For more Projects done with these great stamps, visit My Pink Stamper, HERE.
  • To purchase the Yankee Doodle Kit, visit Pumpkin Spice Shop, HERE.
  • To Purchase a Darkest Night Ink Pad click HERE
  • They will be giving Yankee Doodle Kit away, so check out the details at My Pink Stamper, HERE.

Next hop to Chelle's Blog 
to check out her amazing project.

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