Posted by Michelle on January 19th, 2015

I’ve been working on Valentines for the last couple of weeks.  But over the past couple of months I have been doing a lot of purging of my craft supplies and when it came time to work on Valentines, I found that I don’t have anything really Valentine specific.  So I worked it out with Valentiney colors, book print, and punches.

I started with confetti made from vintage book print – Little Women.

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Pre-made red doilies, sequins from Hazel & Ruby, punched some gold hearts from Fancy Pants’ metallic gold paper, and punched some small paper hearts from some old My Mind’s Eye paper.

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Stamped Hello Love in gold ink – stamp from Inspire Lovely’s ETSY shoppe; and the tag is from there too.

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All packaged up in a little brown sack from Fancy Pants, topped with a clothes pin, and a wood heart from American Crafts.

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Changed it up a little this past weekend for another batch.
Leaves and hearts punched from Fancy Pants’ metallic paper, little hearts from Fancy Pants’ vellum paper, vintage book print confetti, and Hazel & Ruby sequins.

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A sneak peek of what’s on the inside.

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Fun pink bags, tickets, Hello Love, and a Paper Source butterfly clothes pin.

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Cupcards To Go – January Kit.

Posted by Michelle on January 13th, 2015

Valentine’s is just a month away, so if you haven’t started on your cards and pretty packages, here’s your 31 day warning.
I’ve got some Valentine cards to share with you today using this month’s Cupcards To Go set which went on sale yesterday.  There are some sweet vintage bits in this kit, as well as some traditional Valentine pieces.  You’re going to love it!  You can read more about it HERE.







I love that ^^^ sticker with the piece from 1 Corinthians 13:4-13: 
4 Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  8 Love never fails.  But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.  9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part,  10 but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.  11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.  12 Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face.  Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.  13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.  But the greatest of these is love. 
We had this read at our wedding almost 19 years ago, and I love seeing it and hearing it, and being reminded that at the end of the day all that matters is love.


Movie Night cards.

Posted by Michelle on January 12th, 2015

Happy Monday!

Today I’m sharing the last of my cards I made for Imaginisce using their new, and super fun Family Fun collection.  I love the original, primary colors.  So easy to coordinate with.

I’ll see you soon with some Valentine goodness.






Merry Christmas!

Posted by Michelle on December 25th, 2014

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Crafty Christmas Wrap.

Posted by Michelle on December 24th, 2014

(This is a re-post of my project up on the Hazel & Ruby blog today.)

Happy Holidays, Hazel & Ruby Fans!
I’m up today with some crafty gift wrap that can be used for Christmas – if you’re still doing that – or birthday or Valentines or any other gift-giving occasion.  When I first met Hazel & Ruby, I was in love with their Wrap it Up papers just for wrapping paper.  The trendy designs, and the different textures were so charming!  I’ve gone back to that love today wrapping a fancy gift with some fancy paper.


I bought some gold bow paper clips for my boss.  Gold bow paper clips.  Stop it.  Only Hazel & Ruby’s Glassine & Gold paper would do for such a fancy-schmancy gift.


And then I added a little strip of some Polka Dot Party washi to the front.


I added another little gift to the top and made a yarn pom pom to top it.


And here’s a little visual on how I make my pompoms.

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Glassine paper, washi tape, a yarn pompom, and a Dymo-made sticker for the name.  Totally crafty-wrapped!