~ “Made with Scraps” BIA Minibook

While I was thinning out my collection of paper this weekend to give to a friend, I had amassed a pile of scraps, not worthy enough of sharing in current-state.   I saw a lot of similarities in the colors and patterns.  Instead of throwing the scraps away, I challenged myself to create one project using the bits of paper – married similar styles of different manufacturers – to make this little minibook.

{Close-up of the punch detail.}

{Click on each photo for a closer look.}



I’ll eventually make another project using other scraps in the coming weeks.  Come by again to check it out.


  • Zutter Innovative – 6″ acrylic covers, 1 1/4″ antique brass o-wire
  • 7Gypsies – round chipboard
  • patterned paper – My Mind’s Eye, SEI, Bella Blvd
  • Recollections – flowers
  • Doodlebug – jewels
  • American Crafts – fabric chipboard alpha
  • ribbon, buttons, other bling

~ Greeting Card Gift Set & Minibook Teaser

This weekend I made a set of six cards for a co-worker as part of a going away present.  She expressed interest in the color orange at the last card class I taught at work so there is a bit of orange in both the cards and the envelopes.  I also made a small pockets and tags Bind-it-All minibook that I’ll show a sneak peek of below.  Please come back another day to see a full post on the minibook sometime next month or so. =)

Teaser of my latest minibook cover.

Card Supplies:

  • Cardstock – Stampin’ Up!; Bazzill Basics
  • Patterned Paper – DCWV
  • Flowers – Creative Imaginations; Prima
  • Twine – The Twinery
  • Epoxy Stickers – K&Company
  • Gems – Doodlebug
  • buttons

~ Valentine’s Day Card Class

Here are the photos from my first class of the year!  Valentine’s Day tends to be a big draw for my office!

I kept the design of the card simple but provided a lot of paper and embellishment options for each of the participants to design their own unique projects.  To ensure that the attention would be paid to putting the projects together instead of the mechanics of prepping the different pieces, I pre-cut/creased all of the paper and pre-assembled ribbon bundles.

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  • PaperSource – cardstock
  • Recollections – cardstock
  • Wausau Paper –  textured cardstock
  • Echo Park – patterned paper, cardstock stickers
  • K & Company – adhesive borders
  • Kaisercraft – bling borders, pearl borders
  • Doodlebug – gems
  • ColorBox – ink
  • Tattered Angels – Glimmermist
  • Epiphany Crafts – epoxy caps
  • ribbon, flat bottle caps

~ February OZZ Project – Love U Much


For more Bind-it-All inspiration, please go to the Zutter Zisters site


Zutter Products

  • Zutter Tools Used:  Bind-it-All
  • Owire Size & Color:  7/8” red
  • Covers/Cover-Alls:  6” acrylic   

Other Materials

  • Bo Bunny – pattered paper
  • Stampin’ Up! – cardstock, ribbon
  • Doodlebug – gems
  • ribbon 

~ I love Halloween!

October marks the beginning of a great season in Northern VA.  The leaves change color, the weather is a little cooler and there are so many autumn activities to do.  Here are a couple of Bind-it-All books I made for my hubby’s cousins’ families.  They were a big hit!  I was so inspired by our visit with the cousins that I plan to make each family calendar gifts for the holidays.

Happy Halloween

  • Zutter – 1 1/4″ black o-wire
  • Teresa Collins – chipboard covers
  • K&Company – patterned paper, embossed stickers, layered stickers
  • Doodlebug – gems
  • ribbon

Have a Haunted Halloween

  • Zutter – 1 1/4″ black o-wire
  • 7Gypsies – 8” chipboard pages
  • Recollections – patterned paper, layered stickers, epoxy stickers
  • Adirondack – acrylic paint
  • Prima  – bling
  • Stampin’ Up – cardstock
  • ribbon

~ Twilight-themed Stair Step Cards

Part of the goody packages I sent to my Twi Sisters included handmade cards with their names on them.  Here are a few pics of the cards.  On other Twilight news, number of times I’ve seen Eclipse as of this morning = 22! =)  I sooooo can’t wait until the Eclipse DVD release party.  Not sure if Hot Topic will have one as they didn’t for New Moon but FYE was a great substitute.

I really love these stair step cards.  I’m developing a Halloween card class for work that will use this card type.  Come back later to see the finished sample. =)

Stuff:  cardstock – Stampin’ Up!; patterned paper – Autumn Leaves; flowers – Prima; gems – Doodlebug