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, May 29, 2023

Dr. Seuss "Cat In the Hat" book turned notebook/journal

 Here is a darling and very unique notebook or journal made from a "The Cat In The Hat" book. It is spiral bound with cinch rings. The entire story is inside intermingled with lined pages. At the end there are 10 pages of cardstock.

On the front there is a puzzle piece with red scrapbook paper on it and the  Dr. Seuss phrase "Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"

On the inside front cover, there is a pocket and tucked inside that is a bookmark with red tassel. There is also a regular envelope in front with the flap decorated with the cat. This is a super fun item!

I actually have two listed in m ETSY SHOP - one has some irregular pages (details in the listing) in the middle of the notebook/journal. I hope you'll go take a peek!

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Greeting Card Folio and/or Mini Album

 Hey guys! Isn't this pretty?! I love how this turned out. It is a card folio that fits nicely in an A2 envelope. The card measures 4" x 5 1/4" and has matching paper on the envelope flap. The front of the folio card is a pocket w/velcro closure. Inside the pocket, there's a cardstock and paper tag with ribbon. 

Inside the card, there are double pockets. Tucked inside is another tag and larger bookmark or tag with pink tassel attached. On the right, there are 5 pages in the "waterfall" and underneath is another tuck pocket.

Lots of places to journal on, add photos or write/make sentiments and give as a greeting card. Most anyone would love to receive this. Especially in the mail!! I used Soft Succulent cardstock from Stampin' Up! and some beautiful floral and ivy paper I've had in my stash.

I listed this in my ETSY SHOP along with two sizes of chipboard books and jute cord too! I hope you'll visit my shop to see my crafty items, craft supplies, tutorials and digital downloads I have listed there!!

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Vintage Hang Tags Measuring 3" x 6"

 I'm loving these paper hang tags I just finished up. I used 4 different colors of Stampin' Up! cardstock for the base and then embellished with more of my vintage paper I've had on hand along with vintage/rustic stickers and word art. I love how they turned out!

I'm selling them in groups of 8 (2 each of the 4 colors of cardstock). All are different and unique. I've listed them in my ETSY SHOP and I sure hope you'll go take a peek ;)

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

3" x 5" Index Cards Made in to Two Notebooks - Instructions Below :)

 My son knows my love of paper (it's something we have in common) so he gave me various index cards as part of my Mother's Day present this past weekend. Some of you might say "weird"... but nope, not me!! I love, love, LOVE paper!! Some were lined, some had grids and others had the dots. So, of course, my mind instantly goes to thinking of what I can make with it all ;)

Aren't these awesome?! I love how they turned out. Here's what I did:

Depending on the thickness of your 3" x 5" index cards (different brands have different thickness of the paper) take 12-15 cards and cut them in half. Put the two piles together. Use the amount that equals 1/4" thickness. Don't make it any thicker than that or it will mess up your score lines.

Use clips or rubber bands to hold them tight together, making sure the top is nice and flat. Then take your liquid glue of choice (Elmer's would probably work fine but I prefer and use all the time, Tombow liquid glue) and glue all along the top edge. Then use your finger to smooth it out, making sure the glue covers entire top and every page. Set aside to dry. 

Now, take your 2 5/8" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock.
Score at 3 1/8", 3 3/8" and 6 1/2"
Cut diagonally on the smallest section which is 2 7/8" x 2" (this will be your front pocket).

Bend and press (burnish) all your score lines. Notice below how I bent the small diagonal section the opposite direction. If desired, this is where you can distress the edges like I did. I used Tim Holtz ink in a dark brownish color. I love that more vintage "aged" look!

Cut your Decorative Paper:
2 3/8" x 2 7/8" (cut two)
2 7/8" x 1 3/4" (cut one and cut diagonally for the pocket)
Glue the piece on the front. Then the triangle piece on the front of the pocket. Then the back piece.
Once all pieces are glued on, put a thin line of glue along the left edge of the inside of pocket. Fold up and hold in place until glue is dry.

Now, glue the 1/4" inside part for the top of the notecard notepad you made. Press top of notepad firmly against that area until glue is dry.

 And you're done. It makes for a nice notebook for your desktop or purse.

You can tuck little notes in the pocket. I thought it would be cool to put a pen/pencil loop at the top too. I didn't on these 5 I made but maybe I will on the next few I make. Hope you enjoyed this. I would love to see how yours turned out. Feel free to comment here or email me a picture at tamstand85 AT gmail.com

I used Stampin' Up! cardstock but the decorative paper is some I've had on hand and not sure where it's from. I love it though!
#papercrafts #papercrafting #cardmaking #stampinup #stampinupdemo 

Monday, May 15, 2023

Stampin' Up! Paper Sampler w/Tags, Jute Cord, Die Cuts and More!

 Need some fun DSP but don't want to buy the entire large pack? Here is a nice paper sampler listing for ya that has a TON of other fun embellishments, tags w/sentiments, embossed tags w/jute, envelope pockets and more! #stampinup #cardmaking #papercrafting #papercrafts

Click on image to view the Etsy listing!

Friday, May 12, 2023

Carousel Card and/or Album Tutorial

 Hey everyone! I've been busy making this Carousel Card and it turned out so cute! I'm going to be making more. I used Stampin' Up cardstock and DSP. I think it would make a cute mini picture album or a junk journal too.

I wrote up a tutorial for it and added it to my ETSY SHOP! I do hope you'll check it out!

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Monthly Health (and weight loss) Goal Tracker Sheets

 Hello and Happy Tuesday! I've been working hard on this printable goal tracker pack and I just finished it and got it listed on Etsy!

Goal trackers are great for many reasons and always help you stay focused on the goal at hand. This is a .PDF file with 15 - 8.5" x 11" pages in it. A cover page with directions and suggestions, a page for each month and two different lined pages for review, your thoughts and "aha" moments!

Please check out my ETSY SHOP to see all of my printables, tutorials, crafty items and more!!

Friday, May 5, 2023

Printable Calendar Pages

 Do you need any printable calendar pages. I made a set of 2023 (May-December) and 2024 (Jan-December) that measure out to 5" x 3.5". They're perfect to put in planners and/or to use on lots of paper crafts. You can even print them on sticker paper and stick them right on a planner page.

I'm going to be making other sizes/designs too. Thanks for reading! You can check out these calendars here in my ETSY SHOP!

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...