Whimsical Meaning

The word "whimsical" (or whimsy) means amusing, fun, fanciful or even playfulness. To me it just means JOY! I try to make each day joyful by filling my days with goodness.

Monday, March 20, 2023

DIY Kit - Notepad/Sticky Note Folio

 This is a fun DIY kit I put together. Everything needed (except your adhesives of choice) are included in this kit to make this darling booklet/folio. Complete and very detailed instructions are included too. And with the instructions, you can make more. Just find more notepads. If they're not quite the same size, just modify the measurements given.

I've added it to my ETSY SHOP! I hope you'll check it out :)

Monday, March 13, 2023

Spring Easter Garland

 I made this darling Spring/Easter garland using Dollar Tree wood shapes (bunny, flower, egg and carrot) and Stampin' Up! paper! Love how it turned out.

I added it to my ETSY SHOP. Hope you'll go take a peek ;)

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Eight Easter Cards with one Sheet of DSP


I loved making this set of Easter cards using Christ! Bunnies and carrots are so fun but let's celebrate the real reason for this holiday - The Resurrection of Jesus Christ! 

Aren't they pretty? I made eight different cards using one sheet of beautiful, double-sided DSP from the "Abigail Rose" paper set. I also used 4 sheets of cardstock in Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Petal Pink. I first cut out all my pieces and then stamped various images and colors on my white cardstock. I also cut out the cardstock to make the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" base and the 4" x 5 1/4" mat pieces. Then I laid out the cards to get a rough idea how I wanted to use all the pieces.

My layout I drew up is down further on the page and you can download it for free and use it.

I then made my cards!

Here is my template I drew up. Feel free to right-click and save and use. Please leave my URL and copyright on there. Thanks :)

You can purchase these cards in my Etsy Shop (Buy individually or all). I hope you'll go take a peek!

Thursday, February 23, 2023

First notebook using my Cinch Machine

 Hello friends! I just wanted to show you what I made today using awesome Stampin' Up! products and my fun, new Cinch machine. It's my first time using it and I can see this is going to be fun. I'm already thinking of all the fun stuff I can make using it ;)

I will list the Stampin' Up! products I used at the end of this post so be sure to check those out. What I did first, was take two 6" x 6" pieces of chipboard and cover front and back with DSP. I glued them and made sure I had the corners glued down well. I had some writing paper (that I've had forever) so I cut it into 5.5" x 5.5" pieces for the inside.

I then, made pockets for the inside front and back covers. I made tags to tuck inside and even decorated the flap of an extra envelope I had and added that to the back of my book.

Next, I finished embellishing by adding more layers of papers and stamping/coloring my darling gnome. I just love her!

Now it was time to try out my Cinch machine. Super easy and super fun! Isn't this book cute?!

Punched all the holes in the chipboard covers, the envelope and all the papers. Assembled and cinched the wires closed.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

New Items Added to the Clearance Page

 Yay! Look at all the new goodies added to the clearance page. Click HERE to view them all. :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Simple and Quick Valentine Card

 Crafting (card-making) doesn't have to be difficult or long. Sometimes ya just need a quick project with a few supplies to get your "fix". This card below is just that - quick and oh so easy!

I used Stampin' Up!'s 3.5" x 5" notecards/envelopes. Cut two coordinating sheets of paper 3.25" x 4.75" and then cut them diagonally corner to corner. Used one of each and glued them on as shown.

Then I had a chipboard circular shape that I stamped my kitty on and used foam sticky dots to attach it on the front. To finish off, I traced the flap of the envelope and glued a piece of matching paper to it to dress it up a bit. Super fast and easy and super cute too!
#SimpleStamping #stampinup #stampinupdemo #papercrafts

Items Used:
Basic White Notecards/Envelopes https://www.stampinup.com/products/basic-white-note-cards-envelopes
Hello, Irresistible Paper (to be released March 1st)
Kindness Cards Kit https://www.stampinup.com/products/kindness-cards-kit-english-sab
Love Cats Stamp Set https://www.stampinup.com/products/love-cats-cling-stamp-set-english

Monday, February 6, 2023

Six Paper Crafts Tutorial Bundle

 I finished writing up my tutorials bundle. It was time consuming but I'm please with how it turned out ;) I created these items pictured below (Jr. Legal Pad folio with pocket and pen loop, 4 various greeting cards, a post-it note cover w/pen loop, a magnetic bookmark, a chunky notepad cover with sticky note and an accordion mini album) and wrote up a tut for each one. Made them in to a bundle and put it in my Etsy shop! Click HERE to go there!

DIY Kit - Notepad/Sticky Note Folio

 This is a fun DIY kit I put together. Everything needed (except your adhesives of choice) are included in this kit to make this darling boo...