Saturday, April 30, 2011

Today I eat Cake

Hi! It's Jamie back again today with another card using the Pink by Design Stamps from! This is one of my favorite sentiments from the Take the Cake Stamp's the little "yum yum" that does it for me, just so cute!


Cardstock: White (Recollections)

Pattern Paper: Sophisticates Collection (Bella Blvd.)

Punch: Corner Maker (Creative Memories)

Ribbon: Misc

Embellishment: Cake from Sweet Tooth (Creative Charms)

Friday, April 29, 2011

You're the Man!

Happy morning to you! I cannot BELIEVE that APRIL is almost OVER! YIKES! Where is this year going? Today I have a masculine layout to share with you! I was so happy that sent me Pink By Design Just 4 Men. I have hardly anything masculine/manly since I mainly scrap our daughter so I had LOTS of fun using these super nice stamps! Oh and did I mention that rocks in customer service AND offers FREE SHIPPING for all orders over 25.00? In this economy that is PHENOMENAL! Let's get started.
Ingredients: Pink by Design Just 4 Men stamps Cricut Expression and mat Martha Stewart All Occasions Cake Cart 12X12 Kraft card stock, blue striped card stock Corduroy buttons Glossy Accents ATG Chestnut Roan Ink Blue ink( tombow stamping marker) Directions:
1. Using Martha Stewart All Occasion Cake cartridge, Cricut Expression and 12X12 mat cut stars on page 58 at 2 inches AUTOFILL. This will yield you 25 stars and a great negative cut out. 2. Adhere NEGATIVE cut out to Kraft card stock using ATG, make sure all edges are securely stuck down. 3. Flip over 6 stars to the white backing and stamp the following sayings using Pink by Design Just 4 men: You're the man; Duct Tape fixes everything, do you have tickets to the gun show; Grill Master; Mr. Fix-it; and That's how I roll. I found that the easiest way for me to use these was with the Tombow stamping markers since I had to alter some sayings to fit within my stars. 5. Ink all edges of stars with Chestnut roan ink; ink all edges of 12X12 paper. 6. Adhere stars; alternating with buttons with glossy accents. 7. Mat and frame photos; use one patterned star to top your hidden journal block.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Rocket Ship Decorated Door Hanger

     If you have a little boy like me, or know someone that has a little boy, you may be looking for fun and easy ideas to give as gifts.  It was really quite easy to decorate this wooden door hanger the I picked up at my local Michael's store for my son.....he just loves it and now my little girls are wanting me to make one for them....

What you will need to re-create this project:
 - a wooden door hanger (I found mine at Michael's for $1)
 - a Cricut Machine and Boys Will Be Boys cartridge
 - Oh Boy stamp set
 - patterned paper (I used We R Memory Keepers)
 - various colors of cardstock (I used Stampin' Up!)
 - Sandpaper
 - Mod Podge

Let's Get Started:
  • Trace the door hanger to the back of the patterned paper you will be using to cover the door hanger.  Cut it out and then adhere with Mod Podge.  After it is mostly dry, lightly sand the edges of the patterned paper on the door hanger so that the excess parts of the patterned paper come off and it is left with smooth edges.
  • Cut out your rocket ship and cooresponding layers with your Cricut machine from the Boys Will Be Boys cartridge at 2 3/4 inches.  Assemble your rocket.  Adhere the rocket near the center of the door hanger as shown in the photo.  Add a little bit of hemp twine to the back end of the rocket if you would like....adding a couple of little swirls if you wish.
  • Cut out the words you want to use and adhere to the bottom of the door hanger.
  • Cut out various sizes of stars from any of the cartridges that have star shapes (I used George and Basic Shapes, but there are many cartridges that have a star shape that you can use).
  • Stamp various sentiments from the Oh Boy stamp set onto little strips of paper with red ink and adhere them down on your door hanger.  Adhere the stars, slightly overlapping the sentiment strips.
  • Cover the entire door hanger with another light coat of Mod Podge (I did this because I have a two year old that likes to peel things apart and this helps to prevent her from taking apart her brother's door hanger).
I hope that you have enjoyed my project today.......don't forget to check out all the fabulous deals on cartridges at

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Flower Power Blog Hop WINNER!!

We would like to thank you all for joining us this last weekend for the Flower Power blog hop and also to welcome the new followers to the ScrapbookPal blog and also to the ScrapbookPal facebook fan page.  We enjoyed sharing our flower themed creations with you and hope that you will visit often to gain inspiration from the projects that we post here every other day.  It is time to announce the winner who will have their choice of one Cricut cartridge from the in-stock cartridges at ScrapbookPal.

And the winner is............

Congratulations Darla!!  Please EMAIL ME with your shipping info and the in-stock cartridge of your choice so that I can forward it on to ScrapbookPal and they can get your cartridge shipped out to you. 

Thanks again everyone for joining us and we hope that you will stop by again and don't forget to check out the wonderful products that ScrapbookPal has, their great prices and free shipping on all orders over $25.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Friends are....

Flowers in the garden of life.

Hello everyone and Happy Monday! Today I have a Tag that I made for 1 of my Paper bag albums. Its to hold a picture :) I used white cardstock, and design paper to create my frame. The cartridge I used is Storybook(Love this Cartridge) and it has sooo many wonderful designs on it.




To make the Big Tag Page 49

Shift Key on, Real Dial size on, Accent Blackout on < v > key cut in white at 6 inches = scalloped oval

Large Oval page 31

Shift Key on, Accent Blackout on < D > cut in design paper of choice at 5 1/2 inches

For fancy Corner (branch) Page 39

Fancy Corner, Shift < L > cut in green at 4 1/2 inches

Sentiment Tag Page 68

Tall/Border button on, shift key on, < Once Upon a Time > cut at 4 inches and then airbrushed with Copic RV11 Stamp sentiment in Memento Black ink

Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!


Friday, April 22, 2011

Flower Power Blog Hop

Hey everyone!! It is time for another blog hop with the ScrapbookPal design team. Today through Sunday April 24th, you have the chance to hop along and see the wonderful creations the design team has put together with a flower theme, leaving comments along the way, then hop back here, sign up to follow the ScrapbookPal blog (if you aren't already), and leave a comment below. You will be entered in our drawing for a Cricut cartridge of your choice from all in-stock cartridges at

*Bonus entry*
To get a bonus entry, hop on over and "LIKE" the the facebook page, leave a post on the wall saying that you are hopping over from the blog hop, and then come back here and leave a comment below letting us know that you have completed this step for your bonus entry.

Let's get hopping!
Amy Crockett
Tomi Ann Hill
Cheryl Walker
Leah Cornelius
Jamie Cripps
Crystal Butler
Tammy White
ScrapbookPal Blog

Have fun and Good Luck!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011


Hello again! I'm back with a very fun layout, compliments of This month we design team gals are featuring the very cute stamps from Pink by Design, and today I am excited to share this scrapbook page I created with the Faith sentiment collection. It's easy to look at a sentiment stamp collection and only see possibilities for cards, so I was glad I had the challenge of using them for a scrapbook page.

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In thinking about how I could use a whole bunch of the stamps on a layout, I loved the idea that faith grows over time, especially as we remember all the things these stamps say. The tree background is patterned paper from Scenic Route, and I stamped the sentiments onto green paper and then cut around then to create the leaves. I used a green marker to add some accents that would help tie them in with the patterned paper. I bent each leaf a little to give it some texture, then adhered them to the tree. I used 3D foam for some of them to add to the dimension. I cut a few more leaves from the same green polka dot paper I used for the bottom border strip. The title "faith" is cut from the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge using the Shadow function to make it nice and chunky. (See below for a closer-up look at the different sentiments.)

So take a look at your sentiment stamp sets -- or better yet, pick up some new adorable sets from ScrapbookPal -- and see what unexpected things you can do with them! ScrapbookPal has a lot of great new products right now, and shipping is always free on orders over $25! Thanks for stopping by!

Materials: Patterned Paper -- Scenic Route (Tree, brown polka dot, stripe), KI Memories (green polka dot).

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

This month I received 2 of the Pink by Design stamp sets from the wonderful people at These 2 particular stamp sets (Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and Shopaholic) had to be made with me in mind!! The sayings are perfect for so many cards but this time I wanted to do a layout and again PERFECT!! My best friend, another friend, my daughter and I went to the Mayan Riviera in Mexico last Spring Break. The trip happened to fall over St. Patrick's Day so we all had to have green drinks, in the case of the pictures below, it was the Grasshopper. I thought about journaling on this page (something I rarely do) but you know the saying...What happens in Mexico, stays in Mexico!!

Layout by Tammy
This layout took a lot more time in planning and thinking than it did in actual work. Isn't that the truth for most layouts??!! Using my Spellbinder Classic Scalloped Circles Large Nestabilities (on sale now at for only $19.99), I cut out out the pictures using the 3rd largest circle in my Cuttlebug. I then cut the frames with the 2nd largest circle. I inked the edges of the frames using a ColorBox Fluid Chalk Cat's Eye in Sour Apple inkpad. I adhered my pictures to the frames using my GlueGlider Pro (one of my all-time favorite adhesives). I used Pop Up Glue Dots behind the picture frames to make them stand off the page. I cut "Mexico 2010" on a dark green cardstock at 1.5" using the Don Juan Cricut Cartridge. Then using my Signo Uni-ball White Gel Impact Pen, I added some doodle dots to the letters and numbers. I used Tombow Mono Aqua Adhesive to adhere the letters. I selected several of the phrases from both the Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and Shopaholic Stamp Sets by Pink by Design and stamped them on white cardstock using the ColorBox Fluid Chalk Cat's Eye in Sour Apple. I cut the sayings out by hand and adhered to the page using my GlueGlider Pro. I stamped the "Well behaved women" saying on white cardstock and cut it out using my Stampin' UP punch. I inked the edges with the Sour Applie Cat's Eye. I also punched out a couple a frames in dark green cardstock and cut the frames in half and used pop up glue dots between the layers for dimension. For the lace on the left side, I took a length of lace from my stash and using a needle and thread I gathered the lace. I used Craft Glue Dots to hold the lace in place. I added some roses from my stash on top of the lace also using the glue dots. I added some rhinestone stickers and gems to the page for the finishing touch.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Birthday Fishes

This month with we are playing with the Pink by Design Stamps! I am using the Simply Everything set - it has these adorable little fish, the cutest little bird, and so many sayings...simply everything! :)
For this card, I trimmed the White Cardstock Base to form a 4"x4" card then trimmed the blue pattern paper to 3-3/4" x 3-1/4" and adhered it to have slight top and side borders, leaving room at the bottom to stamp the sentiment. I punched eight 1" circles and stamped the little fish in the center of each then adhered them to the blue pattern paper. I added a button in the center and added in small dots for fish bubbles on one of the circles.

Cardstock: White (The Paper Studio)
Pattern Paper: Endless Summer (Momenta)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Button: Pastel (The Paper Studio)
Twine: Mandarin (The Twinery)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Scraptacular Birthday

It is hump day! How are you all doing? I hope well. Today I am here to share with you a new to me product that graced me with this month. (Did I mention that has free shipping on all orders over 25.00 in the contiguous United States? Yep that is right!). I have admired Pink By Design stamps from afar before but never used them, until this month. I have to say they are HIGH quality, stable, sturdy, and stamp very well. Plus they have super cute sayings so that is the icing on the cake.

Last month I had a good scrappy friend have a birthday and this is the card that I made for her using Crop Till You Drop, white signo pen, Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Silver star pen and Liquid Pearls in White Opal. I hope you like it!

This is a 5X7 card based in Kraft Card stock (shocked? LOL). I adhered the pattern paper with the ATG tape, added some ribbon and stamped the following sayings in white ink on brown card stock: Paper Diva, Scrapbooking Queen, and Scrap Chick. Using the Stardust pen I traced the top and bottom sentiments to make them pop a tiny bit more. I dabbed Liquid Pearls on the bigger polka dotted paper and added three smaller dots to either side of the Scrapbooking Queen sentiment. I must say that the Liquid Pearls dried faster than I thought they would. I hand wrote my greeting inside using the "Scraptacular" sentiment to finish it off. I hope she loves it.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Circle Baby Love Card

Every spring I think of babies, so this is the perfect time for me to create some baby cards.  The Baby Love stamps from Pink By Design that I received from ScrapbookPal helped me create the perfect sentiment for my baby card.  The Pink By Design stamps are a wonderful compliment to many of the Cricut Cartridges.

What you will need to re-create this card:
-Clear stamping block
-Silver Brads

Let's Get Started:
  • Using your Gypsy or Design Studio, slightly overlap and weld two 4 1/4 inch circle shapes (I used George, but you could you any cartridge that you own that has a circle shape).  Cut with your Cricut machine and then fold to make a circle card.  (I embossed my card front to add a little texture at this point)
  • Cut out the scalloped circle image from the Holiday Cakes cartridge at 5 inches.
  • Cut out the carriage image along with the layers for the carriage from the Wrap It Up cartridge at 2 3/4 inches.
  • Using the Smooch Accent Ink in sliver, color the metal parts of the carriage.
  • Ink the edges of the carriage and adhere the layers together.
  • Cut out the heart shape from the All Mixed Up cartridge at 1 3/4 inches and add to the carriage as shown.
  • Add Lace and brads to the carriage as shown in the picture.
  • Add the acrylic stamp from the Baby Love stamp set in a semi circle shape by turning your block over onto the scalloped circle image and curve the acrylic stamp on the block (looking through the clear block for the exact position) so when you turn it over and stamp with it, it will stamp in the semi-circle shape.
I love using acrylic stamps to curve around shapes like the sentiment on my card above.
  • Adhere the scallop circle image to the circle shaped card base....evenly overlapping the edges.
  • Adhere the carriage image to the center of the card with dimensional adhesive.
I hope that this card has inspired you to create some shaped baby cards of your own.  Don't forget to check out the large selection of Pink By Design stamps at ScrapbookPal.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Sympathy Cards

I've said before that sympathy cards are tough ones for me, usually because I'm so emotionally connected to the person I'm making it for. I want to keep the card fairly simple so that the sentiment can be the star, but I also try to add a few special touches to make sure the receiver knows they are special and loved. I probably put way more thought into the design than the receivers will ever notice, but when all you can do for someone who is suffering is send them your love in a card, you want to put your whole self into it, right? One thing that helps me when I'm making a sympathy card is having just the right sentiment, so I was really excited to receive the Sympathy sentiment collection by Pink by Design, courtesy of Stamps are a new category, and they've already got an impressive selection! These sentiment sets have a ton of different sentiments, and I was very impressed with how well they stamp. (Some acrylic stamps leave a lot to be desired, but are nice and crisp and feel sturdy.) I have two cards to share with you today, both using the Sympathy sentiment collection. I added the sentiment on this first card to a vintage tag, then used a rolled flower to accent it. (More about those in a later post.) I used these great Liquid Pearl Accents in Bisque to create a center for the flower, and then to add accents to the edge of the patterned paper and to the flowers in the paper. That was the perfect "special touch" for this card. I am a big fan of Liquid Pearls -- they are so easy to use, and they add such a nice pearly touch to projects.
Other Materials: Patterned Paper -- Daisy D's; Cat's Eye Chalk Ink in Dark Brown; Green cardstock -- DCWV
For the sentiment on this card, I stamped it onto a small strip of coordinating patterned paper. But cutting a triangular notch out of the end and using my fingers to bend the paper into a wave shape, I easily created a pretty little banner to really accent the sentiment. I cut a flower from the Home Decor cartridge and used the Liquid Pearls to accent that, as well. I also added a pretty sheer ribbon, which I attached by sewing it with a single stitch at regular intervals. Then I covered each stitch with a dab of Liquid Pearl -- so pretty! Other Materials: Patterned Paper -- SEI; Cat's Eye Chalk Ink in Charcoal; Cardstock for flower -- DCWV

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Faith Cards

I wanted to make a few encouraging cards for a friend and got to use the lovely Pink By Design stamp set called Faith. The different fonts in this set are great too. I used a couple of Cricut cartridges for my cards and really like how they came out. Here's what I did.

For the butterfly card I used the Sentimentals cartridge. I love the butterfly on this cart and cut it at 2". I also cut my card base so that it had a decrative edge using the card feature on pg. 71 and cutting it at 4 1/2" so that it would fit into a normal envelope. This cut makes a square card which is a nice change. I embossed the butterfly with my Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots embossing folder and used a Sakura Clear Star gelly roll pen to give it a little shine.

For my flourished bird card I used the Give a Hoot cartridge and cut the bird at 2 3/4" and the flourish at 1". It's nice how quickly a card can come together with just a couple of really pretty cuts.

Be sure to stop by the Scrapbook Pal store, and don't forget, they offer FREE shipping on all orders of only $25.00 or more! Thanks for stopping by:)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Pop Up Slider Card

Hello everyone and Happy Tuesday to all! Todays Pop Up slider card was designed using Create a Critter Cartridge and Woodland Critters Stamp set from

First cut all pieces for Hippo using Create a Critter(DARLING CARTRIDGE), and then tag for the matching sentiments (LOVE THESE)

Supplies Used for Hippo and Tag/

Cardstock(2 greens,1 design paper),pearls,gems,metal flower

Page 44 in book

all pieces cut at 2"

first cut < hippo > in darker green at 2"

Then cut Layer 1 < hippo > in design paper of choice

Layer 3 < hippo > in light green cardstock at 2"

Now put glue hippo together and then add black gems for eyes, pearls for nose, and flower on hippo(metal flower)

For tag

I cut my tag with Quickutz and then airbrushed with YG03 copic and then stamped my sentiment from the Woodland Critters stamp set from

Now for card(this card measures 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 ) I do have a video on a larger card made slightly different from this card on my blog here. Here are the instructions to make the Pop Up Slider Card at 4 1/2 x 4 1/2"

  1. First cut 2 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 white pieces of cardstock(these are for the front and back of card)

  2. Now cut 4 x 4 piece of design paper, and attach to cardstock front.(add sewing now if choose to)

  3. we will do the side cuts, and bottom cut for the flap in front(see video if confused) cuts will be 1" from bottom of card, then 1" in from left side. Start cut at 1" -3 1/2 " do this for the right side as well

  4. Now connect bottom of the flap by cutting at 1" to 3 1/2 along bottom(see video here for details)

  5. Pull Tab Panel measures 3 1/2 x 3 this you will attach to the back of the flap(flip card front over and use red tape along the bottom part of the flap, then attach the pull tab(see video if needing help) this flap will be hang over the edges only put glue tape on the flap, not the pull tab :)

  6. front panel measures 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 this is green, now for the white cut it at 2 x 2 and attach them together and add sewing if desired. Now I added pieces of a border punch around 3 sides. Next use glue tape along the front bottom of flap and then add front panel. Now you are ready to decorate :)
Thank you for looking and I hope you have as much fun making these as I do, they are super simple once you've made 1 :)
Hugs to all,

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Make Margaritas

This month I received 2 sets of Pink By Design Stamp sets from These stamps have the cutest sayings!! I am definitely going to be ordering more of these sets which are a steal at $14.99 plus free shipping with a $25 order!! The set I used for the card below is "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and the Life's A Beach Cricut Cartridge.

Project by Tammy White

Using the Life Is A Beach Cricut Cartridge, I cut the Palm Tree (p. 40) and the fronds layer at 4.5". I adhered the fronds to the base and then I cut the fronds again and used Pop-up Glue Dots between to give some dimension. I then covered the frond on the left with Peeled Paint Distress Stickles and the right frond with Shabby Shutters Distress Stickles. I used Antique Bronze Distress Stickles on the tree base.

I cut the chair (p. 81) at 2" once on a dark gray for shadow and then again on white. I used a Tombow Dual Brush Pen - Sand 992 to highlight the slats and edges of the chair on the white layer. I used Pop-up Glue Dots between the gray and white layer for dimension.

I cut the Sun at 2" and then trimmed it to fit in the corner of the card and covered it with Yellow Stickles.

Adhere blue card stock cut at 6.5" x 5" to the front of your card base. I used some old wall paper samples for the sand layer which I hand cut and adhered to the bottom of the card. Adhere the palm tree, chair and sun to the front of the card. I stamped the sentiment with a Colorbox Fluid Chalk Cat's Eye Inkpad in Blackbird.