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.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Sticky Note and Calendar Easel Stand

 Look at this lovely easel stand I made today. I love the colors! I used the Hues of Happiness paper from Stampin' Up! I'm going to make lots more of these. They'd make great co-worker and/or teacher gifts. Great to sit on anyone's desk. Great for craft fairs too! 

I wrote up a tutorial and added it to my ETSY SHOP! Or if you just want to know the Stampin' Up! items I used, you can click on the "Items Used" image at end of this post!


Monday, March 27, 2023

Diagonal Front Cards

 I just wanted to show the cards I made the other day using one 8.5 x 11 sheet of cardstock and under half of a full sheet of DSP!! Super fun and super cute. Easy too! Details of items used are at the bottom of this post. Hint though - the DSP paper is on clearance!!

For starters, I scored/folded my soft succulent cardstock in the middle both vertically and horizontally and then cut it from the left top corner to the bottom right corner. This gives you two card bases.

Then I took TWO pieces of  (coordinating patterns) 4" x 5 1/4" of DSP and had the side I am using on top. Cut from top left corner to bottom right corner on both sheets. It's very important to cut same direction on both patterns. Now you have the two pieces needed for each card.

Cut about an 1/8" off all three sides of all the triangles and then glue down on the front triangle sections of the card base. 

Inside, glue a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of cardstock and stamp if desired. Embellish the fronts as desired. I took the Evening Evergreen cardstock and cut a piece about 3" by 2" and then a piece of white cardstock about a 1/4" shorter both ways, and stamped on it. Colored my flower and added some little pearly jewels to it too. Easy peasy!

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!

Stickers Galore!!

  Do you love placing stickers on water bottles, laptops or other fun things? I’ve got lots of stickers in my Etsy shop. I’ve had a ball mak...