February 18, 2015

A Tea-Bag Dispenser

We like to mix things up in class once in a while and this month was the perfect time to create a little teabag dispenser.

Since the winter seems to carry on and temperatures are dropping into the minuses, what better time to enjoy a cup of tea?

This was a fun project to do and beside a bit more time and careful gluing it make a great item for a gift or to enjoy in your own kitchen.

I created the base from a 6"x12" piece of yellow cardstock. Once assembled I placed it on a rectangular piece of cardstock as its base. It is just a bit bigger than the box itself. I covered the bottom of the inside with a piece of the green design paper.

The outside is decorated with pieces of outdoor denim cardstock and two design paper pieces. To cover the seem between the two papers we used a border strip that runs around the whole box. 

The lid is made from a separate piece of yellow cardstock and some design paper. The lid guarantees for a simple filling and refilling of teabags. 

A medallion in the front finishes this little box off. 

My dispenser is sitting in the kitchen filled with wonderful Roibush tea and is waiting to be used. What are you going to do with yours?

This box can be created in many different colors, so if you have a special someone you would like to give a little gift of tea, let me know and we create a box for it. Or I can make it for you...

Come join my monthly classes and learn how to make these very special gifts and wonderful cards. No matter if you are new to this or if you are a pro, all level will be covert.

All papers, embellishments as seen and instructions are included and if you don't have your own adhesives etc, no problem, I can provided for you for a small extra fee...so what are you waiting for...Email Me! I would love to have you in my next class.

February 16, 2015

A Birthday Card for Him

The next project in this months class is a Birthday card for him. You might ask, "Why is this so special?" Well, to be honest, creating "male" cards is not always that easy, especially if you don't have a recipient with a certain hobby or interest. Often papers are not paying enough tribute to the occasion either, so from a design perspective, a male birthday card is a special project.

We used the Close to My Heart stamp set "Seaside Greetings (D1609) which I think is perfect for this project. The stamp set includes a wonderful lighthouse, beach and fencing, clouds and this awesome sailing boat.

So ship ahoy and lets get sailing....

I cut three daisy white cardstock pieces each about 1/4" smaller on each side than the previous one. I used removable adhesive and stacked them all centered together. Now I was able to stamp the sailing boat, the clouds and the sentiment on all three layers at the same time. 

Next you need three outdoor denim colored pieces of cardstock, each about 1/8" on each side bigger than the white once. Carefully take the white stamped pieces apart and adhere them on to their counterparts (centered).
Now place all matted white pieces back together, this time use regular adhesive. 
Foam dots raise the assemble up from the grey cardstock background and the card base.
.... Do you like to get more ideas or join the class, please feel free to contact me...

February 13, 2015

Birthday Card with Pocket

Even so the sun is shining and the snow is shimmering outside, you don't want to go out side. Welcome to winter in Michigan... It is so cold and the wind makes it even worse. I had to pick up a few things in the store, but I am not going out there anymore. According to the weather forecast, more cold and windy weather ahead...brrrr

So what does our winter weather here has to do with our card you ask? 
Well, this is the first project of this months card class and we all needed some spring colors. I used the Close to My Heart paper pack "Brushed" (X7190B). I love the vibrant colors of this pack, just like spring flowers. Some pink shimmer trim (Z1986) and flower brad and just the right amount of card stock round up this card.
To create the pocked, we trimmed part of the front card panel off. Adhere the left over flap on the bottom and side to create a pocket. For the insert we used a piece of cardstock and the cut out piece from the card as our greeting...

Are you in need of some spring colors? Join me in one of my classes and learn how to create these cards. Like you own set to work at home? Contact me for more details

.... stay tuned

February 5, 2015

Fenton Relay For Life Team Fundraiser

Family and friends, 

please support my friend Karen and her relay group. The Fenton Relay For Life Team is having a Fundraiser on

Sunday February 15th,

from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Nana’s Niche & Corner
436 North Main Street
Milford, MI 48381

come join us to help support a great cause.

The owner of Nana’s Niche, Wendy will open here doors just for us on Sunday. She is going to donate her proceeds of the total sales on all regular priced items to the Fenton Relay. So please, come and shop until you drop and support Relay For Life. If you can attend but still would like to donate something, please contact me

Hope to see you at Nana's...