Paper Morsels

Paper Crafts and Sweet Morsels from life.

8 x 8 Pad Disappearance Challenge

Inspired by Kristie at her blog The Best Things in Life are Pink, I tried to make a paper pad “disappear” by using it all up by making cards.  The paper pad I chose, however, was not the typical 6 x 6, but rather, a slightly larger 8 x 8 pad.

The pad I used was Graphic 45’s “By the Sea” pad.  Graphic 45’s 12 x 12 papers are very challenging to use for cards due to the size of their images, but they did a good job of providing larger and much smaller prints in this pack.


Many thanks to Kristie for showing which sketches she used.  I followed her examples for many of the cards!   There were a few more cards than this, but I have been using one here or there for occasions.  The rest will go to Operation Write Home.  OWH is closing down and they stop taking cards on Aug 1, so these will go in my last box to them.

I’m featuring a Missing You card to enter into the Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge on the Operation Write Home blog today.


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Operation Write Home:  Our Daily Bread Designs – Missing You

Little Red Wagon:  #292 Use It Up Challenge

Penny’s Challenge: #230 Anything Goes




Operation Write Home Virtual Card Making Party

Happy Independence Day Weekend!  I’ve been spending some much needed time in my craft room, making a few cards for the Operation Write Home Virtual Card Making Party.  Below are some of the cards I’ve made for a few of the challenges.

Challenge #1:  Use an OWH sketch to make “his and hers” cards.

I used sketch number 94 as my inspiration:

Sketch 94


 Challenge 2:  Create a Thank You Card

There was an extra note to use spray inks, but I do not have any, so I used distress inks to make the background of this card.

  I love the vibrant colors!  I used the Simon Says Stamp Bold Flowers stencil and the Lawn Fawn Scripty Thanks die.


Challenge 3:  Paper Piecing for Kids

I’d been wanting to try this for awhile!  I used an OWH tutorial as my inspiration.

These stamps are from the OWH Hero Arts Missing You set!


Challenge 4:  Red, White and Blue Birthday Card

These are Lawn Fawn stamps!  So cute!!


Challenge 7:  Things with Wings

This card used another image from the OWH Hero Arts Missing You set.


Challenge 9:  Masculine with Vintage Image

Here’s a thank you card that fits the bill.  The stamp is from Club Scrap.


Challenge 11:  Transportation


Challenge 12:  Red, White and Blue Christmas

This is a Bugaboo digi called AKVBoyWinter.


Challenge 16: Critter Love

Oh, I love how this one turned out!  Another great Lawn Fawn set – Love You S’more.

I have to thank Lawn Fawn’s own Kelly Marie Alvarez for the chance to CASE this one!


Thanks for visiting!


Simon Says Stamp “Create” Event!

I spent two days this weekend and an amazing crafting event put on by a Columbus  based online-only crafting store called Simon Says Stamp.  The workshops were all taught be some of the VIPs of the paper crafting world! 

We made cards and learned neat techniques with Sharri Carroll (Simon Says Stamp), Jennifer McQuire (Hero Arts, etc.), Sandy Allnock (Operation Write Home), Kelly Marie Alverez (Lawn Fawn) and  Stephanie Klauck (Simon Says Stamp).  We made some cool 3D Distressed Art projects with Tim Holz.  I got to see some talented artists demo some techniques – a couple of them that I follow on blogs regularly!  Oh…and I got tons of free stamps and supplies!  It was a great time!

Cards done

Inky card


Tim Holtz
Burlap panel


Painted trinkets

Splashed tag

Jen and SSS owner

Jennifer McGuire and SSS Owner Heidi

K Werner

Kristina Werner


Sandy Allnock – President and Founder of Operation Write Home


A Blue Ribbon Card

A little ribbon scrap extravaganza! 



Products used:

  • Ribbon Scraps
  • Paper:  Club Scrap
  • Ink:  Ranger Distress Salty Ocean
  • Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
  • Sentiment:  MS Word

You Are My Sunshine

Here’s what we all want around here….warm sunshine!!!




Products used:

  • Digi Stamp:  Paper Smooches
  • Digi Sentiment: Paula’s Posts
  • Papers:  DCWV (White), Unknown (Blue), Club Scrap (Orange)
  • Punch: Fiskars Border Punch – Up In the Clouds
  • Markers:  Copic
  • Twine:  doodlebug design, inc. Doodle Twine

Hexagon Floral



Products used:

  • Ink Stamps: Bella Blvd Sand and Surf
  • Cardstock:  Club Scrap Fiesta
  • Ink Pads: Stampin’ Up
  • Embossing Folder: Sizzix Honeycomb
  • Ribbon



The Card Bowl 2014


This weekend, there are 3 card challenges on the Operation Write Home blog.  Below are my entries!

Card One:  A card inspired by one of the Super Bowl Teams.

 I chose to use Denver Broncos’ team colors, because it is the team my brother has always been a fan of!


Products used:

  • Sentiment Die Cuts – My Favorite Things Die-Namics “By the Letters”
  • Designer Paper:  Unknown
  • White Paper:  DCWV Summer Adhesive Mat Stack
  • Orange Paper: Paper Studio Textured Cardstock Brights
  • Twine:  Doodle Twine – doodlebug design inc.
  • Button Die Cut:  My Favorite Things Die-Namics “Button Quartet”


Card Two:  Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge:  Masculine Card using Brown


Products used:

  • Die Cuts – Spell Binders Nestabilities – Labels One
  • Textured Cardstock:  DCWV
  • Brown Cardstock:  Michael’s
  • Blue Cardstock: Club Scrap Moody Blues Kit
  • Ink Stamp:  Club Scrap
  • Sentiment:  K & Co. Vellum Quotes – Happy Trails
  • Pearls:  Queen & Co – Brilliant Blue


Card 3:  Masculine card using OWH Sketch Challenge #210


Products used:

  • Designer Paper:  Basic Grey Wander paper pad
  • Eyelets – Unknown