Paper Morsels

Paper Crafts and Sweet Morsels from life.

Some Things Old, Some Things New


Christmas has gone by, and I only got half the cards out that I’d hoped.  In this New Year, one nice thing is that we are just seeing our first snow here. I think snowflakes work out great for thank you cards for those holiday gifts!  This is one I’ll be sending out soon.

For this card, I dug out my vellum and embossed my new Crystal Flurries stamps by The Ton stamps on it with some glittery blue embossing powder I have had in my stash a long while.  I adhered the vellum down just under the snowflakes, so it looks like a loose overlay around the edges.  I just love the new DCWV Glitzy cardstock I received as one of my gifts!  The glitter doesn’t come off at all and the sparkle is awesome!   I used a cute die cut from Simon Says Stamp.



Products used:

  • Stamps:  The Ton – Crystal Flurries
  • Cardstock – Neenah Solar White
  • Metallic Cardstock  – DCWV Glitsy
  • Embossing Powder – Stamp-n Stuff Blue Tinsel Translucent by Stampendous
  • Die:  Simon Says Stamp Small Hello Craft Die



Red, White and Snow

Just to show you how versitile the Simon Says Stamps snowflake dies can be, here’s a completely different look than my recent watercolor version.  This time, I added a little clear glue to the die cuts and dipped them into some clear microfine glitter before mounting them onto beautiful DCWV red foiled cardstock. The foil is so reflective that getting a good photo angle sure was tricky!


Products used:

  • Dies – Simon Says Stamp Dies Set:  More Fun Flakes
  • Foil Cardstock:  DCWV
  • White Cardstock:  Neenah Solar White
  • Glitter & Glue – unknown



Watercolor Snowflakes

So honored to have this card chosen as “First Class” by the Cards in Envy blog!

First Class Winner

I just love how this one turned out.  The Simon Says Stamp snowflake dies are so much fun!


Products used:

  • Dies – Simon Says Stamp Dies Set:  More Fun Flakes
  • Watercolors: Winsor & Newton
  • Solid Cardstock:  DCWV
  • Watercolor Paper:  Strathmore
  • Bling – Misc.
  • Ribbon – Misc.



Birthday Girls & Happy World Cardmaking Day!

Happy World Cardmaking Day!  I have actually been making cards off and on, but I’m behind on posting them!  I will try to get a few more recent ones up soon.  I am getting ready to make some card kits today, but first I wanted to share a couple of cards I just finished this week.

There are two special young ladies in my life that have birthdays this week.  I just love this image and had a great time coloring it a little bit differently for each one.  The Doodlebug papers are just adorable and perfect for birthdays!  I used some DMC floss to make my own ‘flower’ behind the numbers – which are also a part of the Doodlebug paper pad.  The dresses have a little glimmer from my Wink of Stella pen.  Inside, they say “have a SWEET Birthday”.

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Supplies Used:

Image:  Tiddly Inks “Summer Sweet Wryn”

Sentiment Stamps (inside): Simon Says Stamp, Hero Arts & Lawn Fawn

Designer Paper Pad: Doodlebug, inc.

Inks:  Inkadinkadoo

Twine:  DMC

Markers: Copic;  Wink of Stella



Simon Says Stamp: World Cardmaking Day!

Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes!

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Cookies n’ Milk

Yesterday was my foray into another Lawn Fawn set – this time: my new Cookies and Milk set!  YUM!  I made 7 cards, here are a few of the variations.  I have to admit, the last one is my favorite, but I just didn’t have much of that paper!  My striped paper was some older stock I had on hand from a summer DCWV stack.   I took the sentiment stamp the set came with and curved it on my acrylic block so that it mimicked the curve of the frame.

Now who wants cookies??!





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Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets:  Lawn Fawn’s Cookies and Milk and Sweater Weather (frame stamp)

Textured & Striped Paper: DCWV

Designer Paper (Pink):   Doodlebug Design, Inc – Love Bug 6 x 6 Pad

Red Paper:  Recollections

Die: Die-namics by My Favorite Thigns

Inks:  Momento

Markers: Copic


Love to Create Challenge Blog:  Anything Goes

Artistic Inspirations:  Anything Goes with a Twist of NEW

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:  Make New Friends but Keep the Old


All You Need…

Happy 17th Anniversary to my Brother-In-Law and Sister-In-Law!!!

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  Inside Sentiment:  “And Ice Cream”


Products used:

  • Simon Says Stamp “Summer Dreams” Card Kit
  • Love Sentiment:  Winnie & Walter – The Big, The Bold, and You
  • Avery Elle Steel Dies – Dotted Elle-ments D-03-13
  • Markers:  Copic
  • Card – American Crafts

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!


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