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Altered Pop Top Can Video Tutorial

Altered Pop Top Can Video Tutorial

Hi everyone!  If you have followed me for some time or have looked back through the archives you have come across my pop top birthday gift post, if you don’t recall you can visit it here.  This post was pretty popular and I thought it would be a good one to redo with a video tutorial.  I did state in the earlier blog post and in this video that the idea came from Yoliebean.  Here you can visit her tutorial.  While you are there peak around at a her videos, super creative.  But to get on with the show here you go, if you want to see how I created this Pop Top Treat Can then click the video below:

pop top treat can

pop top treat can

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Ribbon Rose Hair Pin

Ribbon Rose Hair Pin

Hi everyone!  Remember way back to my Two Projects Down, 10 To Go post in February?  In that post I showed a card that I made for my niece’s birthday.  The card featured a ribbon rose embellishment that actually was a hair pin.

Here is the video tutorial I followed to make my rose.  I used one inch wide grosgrain ribbon and my hot glue gun to secure as I went along.  When I was finished, I attached the rose to the hair pin using E6000 jewelry glue.

I used:

  • a creamy tan-colored textured DCWV cardstock as my card base, A2 size 51/2 x 4.25 folded, inked with brown ink
  • cut a piece of pink textured DCWV cardstock 5.25 x 4 as a mat, inked with brown ink
  • cut a piece of pattern paper from DCWV Glitter Stack Mat Stack to layer on top of the pink cardstock, inked with brown ink
  • printed the sentiment out on more of the creamy tan-colored cardstock from my printer and cut the strip 1 1/2 inches wide and 5.25 long, inked with brown ink
  • Then I slipped the hair pin over the sentiment strip

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Piano Birthday Card

Piano Birthday Card

Hi Everyone!  Last week had been a busy week for me.  Three birthdays (all on the same day), dental procedures and a bridal shower and practice hair appointment for one of my dearest friends.  Did I say busy???  I had cards to make, gifts to find, projects to alter… and of course I wait till the last minute to do anything… oh well, I work best under pressure :-)

I’ll start with one of the birthday girls, my sister.  She has been excited to see what I would create for her birthday.  This was the first year I made her a birthday card.  She sees all the cards and projects that I make.  I was nervous.  What was she expecting?  Fancy?  Plain?  Colorful? Artsy?  Personal?  Who knew?  I didn’t.   I couldn’t decide on what I was going to do for her.  She’s a pretty easy-going kinda gal.  Loves anything you give her but creating something just for her seemed daunting.  After many ideas I finally decided on a theme and went for it.

She loved my dad’s violin card that I made him a few weeks back.  It seemed to be her favorite so I figured I would create something similar for her using a piano.  She is musically inclined.  Aside from having a beautiful singing voice she taught herself how to play guitar and piano and wants to learn the saxophone next.  Amazing?  Yes she is.  So  here’s the card I made:


What I used:

  • Black card stock base, A2 size
  • Sprayed card base front with Smooch Spritz in Vanilla Shimmer
  • Used blue pattern paper found on the Imagine More Cartridge. Page 37 (left)  Trimmed the left and right edges a smidge to fit.
  • Cut black cardstock mat
  • Used sheet music patter paper  also found on Imagine More Cartridge.  Page 38 (right)

*Frames of Blue pattern paper, black mat, and sheet music are cut from Baby Boutique Imagine Cartridge.  Page 7 (bottom) Inked with Tim Holtz Tea Dye

  • Piano image from Cricut Cartridge Quarter Note, page  46.  Used Black cardstock (shifted image), blue DCWV textured cardstock (base image) (popped up on foam tape)
  • Applied glossy accents all over the shifted piano image to appear highly polished
  • applied a strip of small clear crystals for the piano keys and placed various sizes of clear crystals on the piano cut flourishes and framed the corners with large crystals
  • Sentiment printed on blue pattern paper, same as frame using my computer.  Cut into banner and popped up on foam tape.


She liked it.  It sits proudly atop her piano.  I also made an altered project for her gift from Blake and Kierstin.  I will share that with you later this week.

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“A Stitch In Time” Card

“A Stitch In Time” Card

Hi Everyone!  I wanted to share a card that I worked on last night and finished up this morning.  I’ve been wanting to use a pattern paper found on the Cricut Imagine Heirloom Cartridge that had dress forms on it with a very vintage feel.  I also wanted to try to use my sewing machine and incorporate some stitching on a card.  What better way to be encouraged than to see a challenge posted over at Cardz TV,  A stitch in time.  Well, that’s all I needed to get started.  Here it is…


It took a little while for me to get my thoughts to work out, images the right size and the final touches.  As you can see I went all out with a vintage feel.  Heavily distressed paper edges using Tim Holtz Distressing tool.  Wrinkled papers and lots of Tim Holtz Vintage Photo and Tea Dye inks.

NO… the skipped stitching wasn’t on purpose but I think it worked out to give the wornout vintage feel.  My sewing machine would skip stitches for some reason…. note to self… find out why it’s skipping stitches.  Sorry, back to the card.

Products used to make this 6×6 card:

  • DCWV textured pink cardstock, base, inked
  • DCWV Garden Party Mat Stack, brown/pink doted mat, distressed, inked
  • Cricut imagine Heirloom Cartridge, dress form pattern paper, distressed, inked, edges wrinkled and rolled
  • Cricut Imagine, imagine More Cartridge, Frame cut only found on bottom page 15.  Cut on Brown/pink dotted paper (same as mat paper), distressed, inked
  • Ivory embroidery floss, wrapped around frame, inked lightly
  • Cricut Wall Decor and More cartridge, page 74, dress form shifted image cut using DCWV pink card stock, embossed with Tim Holtz Alterations Flourish folder, inked over and edges inked
  • Ivory Pearls to embellish dress form stand, inked over lightly
  • foam squares pop the dress form up over floss
  • Sentiment printed from computer on Ivory DCWV Card stock, wrinkled, distressed, inked, popped up on foam squares
  • Singer sewing machine, zig zag stitch… some skipped stitches, using brown thread to stitch around pattern papers


I think that’s it.  Hope you like it.  I love how it turned out.  Thanks for checking in with me. “Follow Me” if you haven’t already.  I’m also on facebook, stop over “like” and say Hi.  See you in the next post.

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Sending Warm Fuzzies Card

Sending Warm Fuzzies Card

Hi everyone!  I thought I would share a card with you I made using the Cricut Create A Critter Cartridge and my Cricut Expression, incase you are looking for ideas for a winter type card.   I used this card as Christmas cards for my Brother and Sister but can be altered to use now.  The penguin has a scarf layer you can cut and replace the lights with the scarf… wa-la, a winter themed card just for you.

I used a standard white A2 size card base.  Layered with DWCV textured green paper with a snowflake pattern paper I purchased from Wal-Mart from their 97 cent area. I inked all papers with brown ink.

I believe the penguin and layers are cut at 3 or 3.5 inches.  I had to play around with sizing.. this guy has a really big head… haha.  I ran the white layer of the penguin through the Divine Swirl CuttleBug embossing folder.  The lights are from the reindeer cut on the Create A Critter.  I really don’t remember the sizing.  It was tricky to get the right size.  I used glossy accents to cover the light bulbs to give them shine as well as using Stickles on the eyes.

I stamped  all over the blue pattern paper and the penguin with a snowflake stamp  also from the 97 cent bin at Wal-Mart using white ink.

I ran a piece of white grosgrain ribbon around the pattern paper and popped the penguin over the ribbon and stamped “sending warm fuzzies” under him in brown ink. I used my ATG gun to adhere everything together.

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