Welcome to the Neighborhood with The Cutting Cafe

Our challenge with The Cutting Cafe this month gave us some flexibility as to which cut file we wanted to use.  We could pick from the Happy Fall Scene Card Template and Cut File or the Welcome to the Neighborhood Scene Card Template and Cut File.  As you can see […] Read more »

Technique Tuesday-Acetate as Card Base

Over the years, I’ve seen many cards made using an acetate base.  I’ve tried making several myself and always had trouble keeping them standing.  It seems the acetate I was using wasn’t strong/thick enough to support the card stock and/or embellishments.  I figured out several workarounds, but then I discovered […] Read more »

November Technique Blog Hop-Vellum & Acetate

Welcome to the November Technique Blog Hop Our year of sharing various techniques is almost through, if you’ve not gotten the chance to hop and comment each month, click on the links below to take you to the posts. January-Emboss Resist   February-Ink Layering   March-Inlaid Die Cutting   April-Shaker Cards   May-Spinner […] Read more »

Card A Day Challenge-June Cards

June brings another week of challenges at Card A Day Challenge and, since my week just finished up I thought I would share them with you.  As I provided descriptions for each card when they were posted on CADC, the headers provide a link back to the card.  If you […] Read more »

A New Nest at Paper Crafting World

I’m putting on my Paper Crafting World Design Team hat today!  I’m sharing a card featuring the Bird House cut file.  I thought this would make a great focal image on a card I want to make for a friend moving into a new apartment…her “new nest”!  Here’s a picture […] Read more »


My nephew is entering an exciting new chapter in his life.  First, he got engaged to his long-time girlfriend and second, they rented their first apartment together. So, of course I sent them an engagement card to let them know how thrilled I am for them.  I’m loving the color […] Read more »