Wedding Card: Inlaid Initials

Wedding card for a minimalist

Papertrey Ink’s Inlaid Die Cut




Ornaments & Decor: Autumn Harvest

OneFour of the beauties of living in NY are the seasons. This summer I moved to the suburbs and grew a greater appreciation for the seasons. Summer gave me the gift of a vegetable garden. Autumn has given me the gift of foliage. With Winter here, I’m anxiously awaiting Christmas, all the while gathering the autumn harvest to use as decorations for my 9′ Christmas Tree.

Nowadays, 90% of my ideas stem from Pinterest. My Christmas decorations were no exception. What do you find when you google ‘DIY Christmas Mantle’? Acorns, Twigs and Pine Cones. So, I thought, why pay $4.99 for a bag of 10 pine cones at Michael’s when I can walk around the neighborhood (in my case, I asked my coworkers who have plenty of oak and pine trees in their yard) and get them for free?


  • Harvest pine cones
  • Prepare them for crafts by drying acorns and drying pine cones
  • Decorate! I spray painted using Krylons metallic colors and glitterified my pine cones using the metallic fine glitter series of recollections glitter.






Birthday Cards: Unique 6 year old twins

Two different cards for two unique little girls. The common denominators are the lace from their mothers wedding dress and tatting made by their grandmother.

The composition of these cards are:

Mini Envelope Card

Background: Impressed using the Sissix Texture Boutique and Cuttlebug polkadot impression folder

Bottom: Ribbon and doilies

Lace embellishment: from the wedding dress

Envelope: Transparency Film cut using Silhouette SD

#6: custom shape cut using Silhouette SD, glittered and tatting glued to top left corner using spray adhesive


Arithmetic Card

Background: used fabric softener sheet

Base: DCWV Old World Stack textured cardstock cut using Silhouette SD

Numbers: scraps of fabric and cardstock cut using Silhouette SD (using offset feature)

Equal sign: ribbon and tatting

Flower: cut using Sissix Big Shot Die cut and topped with a section of lace from the said wedding dress

‘Happy Birthday’ letters: cut using Silhouette SD and glittered. I will NEVER glue glitter without using spray glue ever again! This was done using a regular stick of glue. I was ready to throw this whole project away because it resulted in such a mess!


Gift Wrapped 30th Birthday Card: Bows Glitter and Embossing

I got to practice a new technique and refine two others. This was inspired by Martha Stewarts Holiday Gift Wrapped Cards idea.

Refined technique #1: How to tie a perfect bow. Too bad the ribbon preferred to be straight. I’ll never use that style of ribbon again.

Refined technique #2: Glittering. My sister wouldn’t be happy if I told her I used spray adhesive for the ’30’ glitter tag. But, I do have to say that the 3M spray adhesive I used is great. It’s super tacky, doesn’t stain and doesn’t curl the paper. All other adhesives are just nightmares to work with.

New Technique #1: Embossing. looking at the pictures, the embossing looks like it can be both ways. Either you see drops that look like water that form an outline around the letters (this is the melted embossing powder) or you see the letters raised off the paper (just an illusion). A little messy for the first time but not too bad huh? Especially since I’m too cheap to buy a heating tool and opted to hold an iron within millimeters of the paper instead.