Goodness Gift Bag Tags

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Over the weekend I created some fun tags to go on goody bags for my cousin in law, Brittany.  Brittany is expecting baby number three, Amelia.  Cute name right? I wonder if she’ll be a pilot.

Brittany came to me a month or so ago with a great idea.  She said “When I have Amelia I want to be able to give the nurses and doctors a little treat.”

Isn’t that a great idea?  I suggested she should give them out when she gets there so that she gets really good treatment the whole time.  Ha ha!

This is what my desk looked like as I was working on the bags.  It was quite a mess. But these goodness gift bag tags were so much fun to make.

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The petite cafe bags from Stampin’ UP! are the perfect bag for candy and goodies.  The tag base is cut at 3″ x 6″ to fit perfectly on the front.  I didn’t adhere the tag to the front of the bag, I just stapled it to the top outside flap of the bag using Stampin’ UP!’s mini stapler and then folded over the closure.  Simple.  You can purchase 10 of these bags for $6.00 in my online store.

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I created a video to show you how simple this tag comes together.  Enjoy and let me know if you have any questions.  The supply list for the goodies I used on this project are listed below the video.

Here are the supplies used on the project.  Just click on the images below to order them from me in my online store.


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Background Stamping and Marker Technique

six sayings stamp set

Background and marker techniques can come in so handy when you are creating cards.  Creating your own backgrounds is a great way to extend the use of your stamp sets.

Every month I like to create thank you cards for people that place orders with me and for my Paper Pumpkin subscribers.

I used a hand towel for color inspiration on this card.  You can check out the video below to see the towel.

thank you cards for customers

Here is the video on how to create this gorgeous card.

Here are the supplies I used to create this card.

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Add Dimension to Your Stamped Images

bravo stampin up card

I can’t take full credit for this idea. I actually originally saw this idea on Jennifer McGuire’s You Tube channel.  You can watch her video by clicking here.

Here is my video on this cool idea.  I really love how it adds a fun element to the card but isn’t super hard to do.

Here are the supplies that I used to create this card.  Just click on any of the images below to order them in my online store.

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Skating By Stampin’ UP! with Copic Marker Coloring

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When I sit down to practice my copic coloring I like to have two things handy 1) A cup of coffee, and 2) Pinterest.  I find it so much easier to color something when I have inspiration and ideas for what I am coloring.

I practiced a lot before I made my card.  I love practicing coloring.  Did you just hear that?  I am a grown woman and I said “I love practicing coloring” LOL  Never did I think I would udder those words as an adult.

When I saw the Skating By stamp set in the annual Stampin’ UP! catalog I knew I had to own it.  My brother in law use to be the skater kid type and he now play guitar.  So I knew I had to  make him a card with this set.  His birthday happens to be today.  So this is the card I made him.

skating by stampin up learning copies

Here is the finished product.  Below the photo is a video for you.  It’s a bit long, but I really wanted to talk you through my own personal copic learning process.

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Hope you enjoy this video.  Below the video you will see the supply list for Stampin’ UP! and non Stampin’ UP! items.

Here are all the Stampin’ UP! supplies.  All you have to do is click on the images below to order them.

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Non SU products used
Copic Markers (you can find them at any retail location or
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Watercolor Fangtastic Card using Prismacolor Pencils

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Watercolor Prisma Pencils are the best.  I absolutely love them.  I created this Fangtastic card using sponges and inks from Stampin’ UP! (see all the Stampin’ UP! supplies used on this card listed below, just click on the images to place your order with me)

Then I colored in the little Edward Cullen using my watercolor prisma pencils.

I used a masking technique to get all the colors where I wanted them without them overlapping into my little dude.

I have to tell you a secret.  I am super proud of this card. LOL.  I was looking back over my You Tube videos from several years ago when I had just started making cards and WHOA have I come a long way.

Hope you enjoy this video and this card.  Use this technique for an upcoming card you are making and share it with me on my Facebook page.  I would love to see your creations too.

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Here is the video I created for you.  Hope you enjoy it.

Here are the Stampin’ UP! supplies I used on this card.

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Here are the NON Stampin’ UP! Supplies I used to create this card:

QuikStik Tool

Martha Stewart Hearts and Stars Glitter

Dimensional Tape

Wink Of Stella Clear

Simon Says Stamp Masking Paper


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Faux Laser Cutting Technique

faux laser cutting technique

Today’s cards feature the awesome technique faux laser cutting.  It’s incredibly simple but looks fancy.

Kind of like those recipes that look super amazing and like you put hours in the kitchen preparing and in all reality it took you all of 15 mins to prep and maybe 20 minutes to cook.  Those are my favorite recipes.

Turns out I really like cards like that as well.

Intricate die cuts are the best for this technique.  Your die cut needs to reach from one end of the opening to another.

faux laser cutting close up

This is another card I created using this technique.  It’s beautiful.  I love how it turned out and I am hoping to make a few Christmas cards using this technique.

faux laser cutting joy card

Here is a video on how to create these cards.

Here is a supply list of all the goodies I used.  

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These are the supplies for the Happy Birthday card.
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8,000 You Tube Subscriber Giveaway & Fire Update

Oh my gosh, life has been crazy since we talked last.

I have been busy keeping up with things here at home and helping out a little here and there at the animal evacuation center.  I’ve also been admiring a facebook group that is being used to help evacuees and point people in the right direction to help.

I have created a video for you because I wanted something to celebrate and I wanted to show you what it’s like where I am.

So I am celebrating having 8,000 subscribers on You Tube.  My goal is to hit 10,000 before the end of the year.  I think I can do it.  I need your help.  If you aren’t a subscriber already then please subscribe.  I will be doing a big giveaway when I hit 10,000

Hope you enjoy and thank you all that have been praying for us.


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Fire in Amador

Hi All

I am dropping in for a super quick update.  Where I live has a major fire burning.  If you want to look it up you can read about it by searching Butte Fire Amador County.

I am coordinating donation efforts and have a family that has evacuated staying at my home.  15,000 are without power, 32,000 acres have burned, and several have lost their homes.  Our small community is being terrorized. Please pray for us.

I will most likely not be on for the next few days.  If you want to see regular updates on what’s happening you can follow me on FB HERE:

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Handmade For the Holidays Blog Hop

thankful for you watercolor wash card

I am so excited to be part of the Handmade for the Holidays blog hop with my friends and my Luvly Stamper team members.  They are such great gals and working hard to show off some of the beautiful new products in the Stampin’ UP! Holiday Catalog.

This is a fun watercolor wash background card using heat embossing and the Thankful Forest Friends stamp set.

thankful for you watercolor wash emboss

Here is the video for you on how I put this card together.  I hope you enjoy.  PS… the video is kind of a wreck. HAHA!  I will explain why in the video.  Make sure you visit my other friends blogs today.

Here is the line up:

Next visit Katina Martinez at Loving Lifes Little Blessings

Michelle Gosner Oh! M.G. Cards and Crafts

Roberta Timmons Stamp with Roberta

Wendy Perez Ryanhannah Ink

Pat Poudrier Pats Creative Treasures

Nicole Tugrul Be Creative with Nicole

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How To: Double Masking Technique

double masking technique

I love creating my own backgrounds.  I was laying in bed and thought to myself,  I wonder how it would look if I used a mask on top of a mask.  So I wrote the idea down and then I was able to go to sleep.

The next day I tried out my double masking technique and I have to say I quite fancy how it turned out.

The best thing about masks from Stampin’ UP! is they are inexpensive.  Inexpensive is always good.


I am excited for you to check out this video and see how I created this card using the double masking technique.  Hope you enjoy.  Make sure you leave me a comment and tell me what you think.

 Here is the supply list of items I used to create this card.  Click on the images below to order them in my online store.


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