How to make your own envelopes!

Easy with the Martha Stewart score board!

The first video is for 6 in. square cards… showing 1/8 in., 1/4 in., and 1/2 in. deep envelopes

This video is for 5 1/2 in. square and A2 cards… showing 1/4 in. and 1/2 in. deep envelopes


A2 – 1/4 in. deep

  • Cut card-stock 8 1/2 in. x 8 1/2 in.
  • Score two opposite sides @ 3 in. and 2 3/4 in.
  • Score other two opposite sides @ 3 5/8 and 3 3/8 in.

A2 – 1/2 in. deep

  • Cut card-stock 8 3/4 in. x 8 3/4 in.
  • Score two opposite sides @ 3 1/4 in. and 2 3/4 in.
  • Score other two opposite sides @ 3 5/8 and 3 1/8 in.

5 3/4 in. Square – 1/4 in. deep

  • Cut card-stock 9 in. x 9 in.
  • Score @ 3 1/2 in. and 3 1/4 in.

5 3/4 in. Square – 1/2 in. deep

  • Cut card-stock 9 1/2 in. x 9 1/2 in.
  • Score @ 3 7/8 in. and 3 3/8 in.

6 1/8 in. Square – 1/8 in. deep

  • Cut card-stock 10 in. x 10 in.
  • Score @ 3 7/8 in. and 4 in.

6 1/8 in. Square – 1/4 in. deep

  • Cut card-stock 10 in. x 10 in.
  • Score @ 3 3/4 in. and 4 in.

6 1/8 in. Square – 1/2 in. deep

  • Cut card-stock 10 in. x 10 in.
  • Score @ 3 1/2 in. and 4 in.

Martha Stewart Score Board is available for purchase  HERE.

Have a great weekend and make up some pretty envelopes!  : )


Red, White and Blue…

and Happy First Birthday Corrin!!!

Finally using one of my new Penny Black stamps!  YEA!  I bought it HERE…it’s one of the new slapstick/cling stamps…slap it on an acrylic block! lol  We have a grandson that was just a week old Thursday and then this card is for a grandson that will be one year old Wednesday.  They grow up so fast!

I’m linking to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge Blog…so excited to play in their challenge at last!  I’m going to try to keep up better and use more of my Penny Black stamps.  It’s so easy to just collect them! lol  I know I’m not the only one with this problem!!!  I see you smiling out there! lol  I’m full of good intentions! ha! The challenge from Penny Black @ Allsorts Blog is ” A Burst of Summer Color”. I’m using the sketch from the Sketch Saturday Challenge Blog, at Stamp Something Blog the challenge is to use the colors of your country’s flag,  the challenge at No Time to Stamp is to use stars and Stamp With Fun Challenge Blog theme is Birthday!  Thanks for the great challenges gals!

Stamped Fly Away with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Copic Sketch markers. R05, 08, 59 (colored over w/W1, 3, 5), B91 – 99 (colored over w/W1, 3, 5), E43, 44, 47 and B99 for his slacks, E53, 55, 57, 59 for his shoes, N1 – 7 for the airplane, E33 – 37 for the dog. Skin E000, 00, 11, R30.   The pattern papers are Doodlebug (ancient stuff, probably six years old – hey,  I’m testing them to see if they are really archival!  hahahahaha).  Marvy Uchida primitive star punches,  the number “1” is an EK Success papershaper punch,  “Birthday” A2657, is a Printworks stamp that you can purchase HERE, the Checker border is a Martha Stewart border punch HERE and the card-stocks are, white Papertrey Ink, red is Bazzill and the navy is Stampin Up.

Just looking at this again…I’m in a rut…I reach for the B90’s w/out thinking… I should have used other blues to match this pattern paper better….maybe next time! lol  I do have other blues after-all!

Hope he makes you smile!

Penelope and Shelly…

Penelope and Shelly make me grin and almost giggle!  Such an adorable expression and love her hair! Amy Young is the artist for CC Designs.  I made this “Box in a Bag” project for All That Scraps Weekly Wednesday Challenge blog. I used CC Designs Amy R Beach Sentiments for the words on the handle and the words on the tag. Penelope and Shelly are stamped with Memento Black ink and colored with Copic Sketch Markers (her hair is E50 – 57, her eyes are B21 & 23).  My bag and tag are both Accucut dies.  The wild grass and mini sun are punches from the Punch Bunch.  The white flower is from a Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch.  Yellow and Blue Prism card-stock… McGill 1/16th and 1/8th in. hole punches.

Talk about fun to color!  I think I’ll fill this bag with water balloons!  My grandkids love them!

Hope you can play along with us in the challenge this week…always a great prize!  All That Scraps Weekly Wednesday Challenge blog is HERE. Thanks for stopping by!

God’s tiny miracle…

New Grandson born on Thursday so  I had to get this new hÄnglar stamp “inky”!  Stamped with Memento Black ink and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.  I made an easel card with a couple different Nestabilities dies for shapes… oh he is so sweet!  Going to see him today!

  • hÄnglar Baby set purchased on UK ebay
  • Sentiment stamp by All Night Media
  • alphabet background by Stampin Up
  • Bundle of Love ribbon by SEI
  • Clothesline stamp by Inkadinkado, a baby boy clear set (stamped in Versafine Onyx Black Ink)
  • Cloud punch – unknown…I’ve had it a long, long time! lol

The challenge at Our Creative Corner is Blues and Greens…

So fun!  Thanks for stopping by!

Color Challenge….

Carribean, Pink and Celery…
Good morning…my post today for All That Scraps Weekly Wednesday Challenge blog is colorful, in a pastel sort of way!  I used three images from the Swiss Pixies Spring kit… Bumblebee Hansel, Ladybug Nora and the wheelbarrow (on SALE through June 24!!!).  I love these images and how interactive they are together.  Christine, the artist thinks of everything!
  • Stamped the images HERE in Memento Tuxedo Black ink HERE
  • Colored them with Copic Sketch Markers (blonde hair E50, YR31, 21, 23, brown hair E50-57 pink R81-85, green YG21-25, blue BG0000-05, grays N1-7) HERE
  • Special Delivery sentiment is from Inkadinkado and stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink HERE
  • Woodgrain stamp is by All Night Media, stamped in Pink Pirouette ink by Stampin Up
  • Carribean Blue and Pink Pirouette Card-stock by Stampin Up,  Celery by Prism
  • Bird branch corner is a Martha Stewart corner punch
  • Flowers are EK Success retro small and medium flower punches
  • Itty Bitty brads in the flower centers are by Bazzill HERE
  • Branch punch is from the Punch Bunch
  • Flourishes are from the Netherlands, a die by Marianne Designs HERE
  • Stuck everything together with my ATG Gun HERE,  LOVE that thing! I use Tombow Mono Multi for the flowers and flourishes HERE My glue FAVE!

Hope you can join us for the challenge…all the info is on the ATS Weekly Wed. Challenge blog…check it out!

Hope they make you smile!  Stamping off!

Happy Father’s Day…

I just got this truck stamp from Printworks…it made up great for Father’s Day but I think it’ll be fun for many other occasions for men too…especially birthdays.  Can you see it at Christmas with a tree out the back?!!!  I have to work on that idea!!!  I love Christmas!

The inside…

The stamps I used for this scene are all from Printworks Collection. The first three are new and you can see the pdf files of the new stamps  HERE. The truck is JB4020 Country Pickup,  Happy Father’s Day is C4031, My Dad is E4032 (on the inside), Daisy Sprig is C2012, Leaf Pattern is G2475 and my dots for the sand stamp (found it) is so old it was before they used the item code on the wood!  I will try to find it on the online store.  Click HERE to shop for the stamps. Some you will need to type into the comment section when you order and then Nicole will email you the $$ total.  I believe the Leaf Pattern stamp is also in a clear set (found it).  I love how interactive Printworks stamps are and of course Annette’s signature look and hearts!  Look at these fun stamps while you’re at it!  HERE,  HERE and HERE… Aren’t they great?!!!

A close-up…

I stamped the truck first with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then masked and stamped, with the stampamajig, the fishing poles in the back.  The leaf pattern stamp is stamped multiple times with Printworks Citrus, Ivy and Oak Brown stamp pads.   Everything is colored in with Copic Sketch Markers. I used Strathmore Smooth Bristol to stamp this scene on,  matted with Prism dark brown card-stock and the pattern paper is by Basic Grey. I cut all my papers with the Tonic Guillotine trimmer…my fave cutter ever!!!  On the inside I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink on Basic Grey paper and cut it out  and embossed  with a rectangle nestabilities die.

♥ So thankful for Father’s!  Celebrate making memories and remembering good times. ♥  Thanks for stopping by!

Summer Fun, swinging and jumping rope!


Jumping rope and swinging are a popular Spring through Fall activity for myself and the grandchildren!  I just had to have these two adorable Magnolia stamps to create with.  The flowers are from last Summer’s Magnolia Summer Kit.  I masked and used my Stamp a ma jig as I stamped.

A close up of the cute kids…Tilda and Edwin

An angle shot of the frame card design…it’s 7 inches x 7 inches!!! eek! lol

I used Basic Grey Green at Heart papers…

stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink

colored with Copic Sketch Markers

Martha Stewart butterfly punch…

Hero Arts pink gemstones for the flower centers and on the butterfly…

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♥ Happy stamping!  Thanks for stopping by to see my Tilda and Edwin playing card! ♥