A Box Full of Handmade Cards

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Some of my friends are not crafty people. They always admire my handmade cards, so I decided to make them a set that they can share with others.

I created this project with the Anna Griffin Pretty Paintings card making kit and Xyron adhesive. This kit will be featured on HSN on September 8th.  

Here's what I came up with!




I made a set of all occasion cards then place it in a clear container card box from SRM Stickers.  I dressed up each card using the kit. I also used more of it to decorate the clear box.










Supplies you will need:
Xyron Creative Station and 3" Sticker Maker
Anna Griffin Pretty Paintings card making kit 
SRM Stickers Clear Container





Step 1: Run a Anna Griffin card panel piece through the Xyron Creative Station.




Step 2: Peel off the top film. The back of the panel will be full of adhesive.





Step 3: Place the panel on the front of your SRM clear container.




Step 4: Run the coordinating floral pieces through the Xyron 3" Sticker Maker.





Step 5:  Layer each adhered piece to decorate the front of your clear container.




Step 6:  Layer on the floral pieces on top of a card panel to create your own handmade cards.





Step 7:  Slide each card into your clear container. Now you are ready to gift this to a friend.





The new Xyron Creative Station is now in Jo-Ann's and Michael's Craft Store. It will be in Hobby Lobby in September.  

To see more projects made with the Creative Station click HERE!

Creating with Dies, Boxes, and Stamps

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

I just love mixing all of my craft supplies together to make gift sets! I've got a great example of this today! I created a Thank You gift set for a couple of friends.

Of course I used some fun products from SRM Stickers.

Here's what I came up with...




My first creation is a Thank You Tag! I adhered a piece of canvas to a white tag to give it some texture. 

Then I used SRM's wafer thin die to add a piece on top. This die coordinates with the mini calendar stickers, but can be used for other projects as well.

I stamped a sentiment and a flower using the Jane's Doodles "Fancy Doodles" stamp set.





I added a piece of washi tape to the bottom of the canvas piece as well. I brightened up my flower by adding a shiny gem to the center.




I also decorated an SRM kraft window box by adding more washi tape. Each box comes with a clear film piece that you can adhere to the inside of the box. This keeps the contents from falling out.

The tag and a gift card easily fit inside the box. It's so perfect for gift giving.

Be sure to check out the SRM store for more fun products!

Gift Bags Full of Beauty

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Happy Saturday! I wanted to share a fun craft project that I whipped up recently. I made these party favor bags for some sweet little ballerinas. 

This idea came about after I saw my stack of kraft bags from SRM Stickers just sitting there on my supply table. I knew they would be a great item for a party.




I paired the kraft bags up with bright colored card stock from Fun Stampers Journey. I also inked up one of their stamps. This one is called Beauty Wings.  I used the main image and the sentiment.

I also added some FSJ twine, sequins, and a doily from SRM Stickers.






I placed dance themed gift items inside each bag. The girls just loved them! 

Don'tcha just love when a craft project makes someone SMILE!





School is Cool DIY Bags

Tuesday, August 18, 2015



It's back to school time! I've got a fun craft project today that you can make for your kiddos to help them celebrate the first day of school. 

And Xyron and Craftwell have teamed up all week to bring you loads of crafty inspiration!




Of course I'm using my Xyron Creative Station  and a fun embossing folder from Craftwell to pull it all together! 

Here's what I came up with!




Here are some easy instructions to make your own:

1. Grab your fave card stock and cut it down to size to fit in the embossing folder. Now run it through your embosser or die cutter.




2. Run your embossed piece through the Xyron Creative Station.





3.  There is a cutter already built into the Creative Station. Just slide the blade across to easily cut off the piece that you need. 




4. Remove the top film. The back of your paper will be full of adhesive.




5. Place your embossed piece onto the front of a paper bag. 






6. Cut two circles using your die cutter. I used colors that fit in with the school theme of my project.






7. Run the circles through your Xyron Creative Station.






8. Layer the circles on top of your embossed piece. 





9.  Use a pre-cut star or make your own. I used one from Heidi Swapp. Add the word "school" using any type of sticker letters.





10. Fill your bag with school supplies such as pencils, highlighters, markers, and glue sticks. 




Your kiddos will love this for the first day of school. You can also make these bags for your students if you are a teacher!

I just love the Craftwell Alpha embossing folder. The alphabet design is so perfect for school themed projects. Be sure to check out all of their products! You will love them!


And did you know that the Xyron Creative Station is now available at Jo-Ann's and Michael's? Be sure to grab one. They are so fun for crafting!



An Early Start on Christmas Crafts

Thursday, August 13, 2015

I have made made it my mission to start early on my Christmas crafts!  Once the season hits it's way to hectic for me to sit down and make stuff.

Here's one of my Christmas gift creations using fun products from SRM Stickers.




I always need gift boxes for small gifts or candy treats. The kraft boxes from SRM are just the right size too!

I dressed up my box with festive paper from DCWV.  I also made a decorative center piece using dies, twine, and other small embellishments.

The sentiment is from the Stickers by the Dozen - Christmas set. The clear stickers blend it perfectly with my patterned paper.





Now is the perfect time to get a head start on your Christmas crafts. 

Be sure to check out all of the fun products in the SRM Store

Crafting with Fabric and Lace

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Have you been seen all of the new products from SRM Stickers?

They've added a fresh selection of crafty goodies that are sure make you smile. And I am so happy to be one of their All-Star Designers this term. That means that I get to show you all the fun stuff!

I've got a new project for ya today!




This gift bag features the new floral ribbon and lace. The ribbon comes in a variety of colors.

When I craft I love to use materials that add a "WOW" factor. These materials really dress up the bag in a beautiful way!




It's easy to add a sentiment to your gift bag too with new stamps from SRM Stickers! I used the new "Big Hello" clear stamp

I love this stamp because it can be used for just about any kind of fun greeting on cards, party favors, or gift items.




The embossed dots glassine bag is just the right size for small gifts or treats too!

I used a few drops of fabric glue before I wrapped the lace around a punched scallop circle.

These bags are so fun to make! Be sure to check out the SRM store to see all of the new craft products! You will love them!

A Tweet Happy Birthday for Susan

Friday, July 31, 2015



Today is a very special day! It's time to do the BIRTHDAY DANCE and celebrate with Susan McShirley!

A group of us crafty peeps have gotten together to make her cards and do a little Birthday hop. 

If you get lost you can view the participants at the end of this blog post. Be sure to check them out!

Here's the card that I made for her. I'm also sending her a special gift to go along with this. (It's a surprise so keep checking your mailbox Susan!!!)



Susan is the SWEET owner of SRM Stickers. I have had the honor and pleasure to design for her and her awesome company.

I can honestly say that she is one of the most genuine and sweetest people in the craft industry. 

The inspiration for my card came from this sticker set. It's one of my FAVE products in the SRM Store. It's called Stickers by the dozen - Birthday Birdie

That little birdie is just so darn cute!


My card was so fun to make. The birdie came from gift wrap. Instead of throwing it away, I decided to recycle it and use it on the card. I added a small staple under the wing to keep it secure.



I added some circle elements, paint splatter and sequins too. The birthday sentiment is from the same sticker set.

I hope your day is a HAPPY one Susan! 


Here are the participating blogs. Be sure to click on each name to be directed to their blog. You will love the crafty inspiration!


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