Happy New Year! {wait…what?}

Hello friends! New years is next week and before you accuse me of jumping the gun I have to tell you that there is a method to my madness. I found myself short on Christmas cards and the ones I sent out were later than I wanted. Rather than send out more late cards I decided to make New Years tags instead!

You can find the supplies I used at Papermart. Watch the video to see how I made them:

Wouldn’t it to be fun to receive new years cards or tags like this?


Shipping tags, star garland, tinsel wire, tulle from Papermart and the Party Hat Cat rubber stamp set from Lost Coast Designs. Now the reason I am sharing this project a week early is so you have time to make them.  Go you! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

You Party Animal, You!

Happy Saturday folks! do you have a lot of birthdays to attend? Well, why not make a few fun card like these using fun “party animal” stamps from Lost Coast Designs:


I can’t resist animals dressing up or acting like people, it’s just too dang cute! These shakers (I did a video on making shaker windows, you can see it here) are filled simply with standard 1/4″ punched scraps of cardstock. I love how the paper circles bounce around in the shaker. Wouldn’t it be cool to use this technique on a scrapbook page with a photo of a kid an a “ball crawl” house? I think I have a photo like that from out first trip to Storyland…I’ll have to find it!


So, at the Stampin up party I went to I bought the jewelry tag punch that I used for the banner on the cards (FYI you can use any shape for a banner!)  I sell handmade jewelry at craft fairs so it would be very handy and I love little spaces to stamp words and letters on cards. The tag does not have a hole in it though and if you want to punch one it likes to get stuck in your tiny punch. So I solved the problem by punching the inner hole first, you can use this tip to make tags from other small shapes too, use what you’ve got!

Here are the two cards close up, this first one is for a party we are attending tomorrow using the Circus Dog stamps:


Ane here is a generic one using Party Hat Cats I can have on hand when I need it:


I really recommend you have a look at the fun and funky stamps from Lost Coast Designs, they are unique quirky finds you can’t get elsewhere, I use them so much!

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!