Category Archives: Anything But a Card

Candle Wraps Make Great Handmade Christmas Gifts!


This is a candle wrap I made for a set of short candle pillars. These are so fast and easy to make and they make great gifts! You can do them for any season or holiday and make them any size you need.

Directions: I took a piece of Whisper White Card Stock and cut it so it fit around the candle holder with about 1/2″ extra. I rolled it with the Sparkle and Shine Jumbo Stampin’ Wheel (116542) using Real Red Ink. The Scallop Circles where punched out of Garden Green CS with the2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch(118874) and a dot of glitter was added to each scallop. The ornaments were cut out of Designer Paper (not sure from were because I’ve had it a long time) with the Ornament Punch(119847). I put Sticky Strip along the top of the Whisper White CS and added a strip of dotted ribbon the length of the card stock. Then I placed another strip along the side where the card stock overlaps in the back of the candle holder. The scallop circles were adhered to the front of the candle wrap with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and the ornaments were adhered to them with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I put a piece of Hemp Twine through the clasp of a small, clay Gingerbread Man ornament and tied it around the wrap, on top of the ribbon. It only took about 10 minutes and I was finished! I hope you give these candle wraps a try.

All the items in bold are Stampin’ Up. Go to my online store to order everything you need to make these candle wraps by clicking on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” Button in the right-hand column.

I am entering these in The Paper Players Red and Green Challenge #68 this week.

Thanks for Stopping by and have a great day! Terry


Tissue Box Cover


I love this paper! It’s only one of the 12 designs from Well Worn, a new Designer Series Paper Pack from Stampin’ Up. I wanted to make a tissue box cover for my son’s bathroom so I needed something masculine. This is what I came up with. I was kind of worried about the crochet trim but he really liked it!

I also used Pacific Point andCajun Craze Card Stock. The bird is from the Nature Walk Stamp Set and was stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink onSahara Sand Cardstock. I added some detail, cut it out, and adhered it the piece of Cajun Craze withStampin’ Dimensionals. The two antique brads are also from Stampin’ Up!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry

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Wondering Where I’ve Been?


Have you been wondering where I’ve been? I’ve just been working on projects all week, but didn’t post them! I will be posting them this week. Here’s the first one.

I don’t just make cards and scrapbooks. I love all kinds of crafts and one of my favorites is making shadow boxes…especially when they are representative of me. I feel this is another way to leave my children and grandchildren parts of my life in addition to scrapbooks and they are so much fun to make!

I love the grunge-look, as well, so when I started seeing these made with Tim Holtz products, I had to make some. This particular one was inspired by one I’d seen before. I love to travel, love vintage ephemera, vintage trinkets, and love airplanes. I’m 57, my life has been one journey after another and there are many more to come!

I’ve already started on a second one, which is bigger than this one and I’m integrating Stampin’ Up! products in it! I hope to do a class with one of these soon.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry

Another Great Project From Stampin’ Up!


I can’t wait to make these for my friends and family! They are so cute and easy to make. I just love the new Stitched Stocking Stamp Set and the ruffled ribbon!


• Petite Pairs
• Pines & Poinsettias*
• Stitched Stockings*

• Real Red Card Stock
• Very Vanilla Card Stock

• Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin’ Pad®

• Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Real Red Stampin’ Write® Marker

• Lucky Limeade 3/8” Ruffled Ribbon
• Real Red 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon
• Rhinestone Basic Jewels
• Stampin’ Dimensionals®
• Scallop Oval Punch
• Scallop Trim Border Punch
• Stocking Punch
• Big Shot™
• Petite Pocket Bigz™ XL Die

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry

The New Holiday Mini Catalog Is Here!


The new Holiday Mini Catalog is now available! Wait until you see it…I want everything! I just love the stocking die, the stamp sets, and the new punches. Do you make cookies? Stampin’ Up! is offering cookie stamps for the Holidays, too! Do you need decorations for the Holidays? Here is a sample of what you can with the new Christmas Lodge Stamp Set and the Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper.


• Christmas Lodge*

• Crumb Cake Card Stock
• Whisper White Card Stock
• Early Espresso Textured Card Stock
• Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper*

• Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Pad®
• Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad

• Early Espresso 3/8” Quilted Satin Ribbon*
• Pearl Basic Jewels
• Dazzling Details*
• Stampin’ Dimensionals®
• Color Spritzer Tool
• Crimper
• Stamping Sponges

*From the 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog

Altered Clipboard


When I first saw the paper in the Newsprint Designer Series Paper Pack, I knew I was going to be altering a clipboard with it to “define me”. Since I was a teenager, I have been altering items to show all kinds of things that I love, things I’ve seen, places I’ve visited, favorites…Just anything that reminds me of me. Things change from day to day, so I never run out of ideas! I make sure that everytime I make another item, I explain it to my family. That way, they have something else, besides my scrapbooks, that describes me and my life and that they can use to help them tell my story to their children and grandchildren. I have been trying to get them to make things like this for their children, but no luck with that, yet!

I used Modge Podge to adhere a piece of Basic Black Cardstock to the front of the clipboard. Then, I cut out several words, small articles, and pictures from the Newsprint Designer Series Paper, which is retiring at the end of June, that mean something to me for one reason or another. The heading on one piece of paper was perfect for my title…The Story. I also used stamps, tags, and other embellishments that added to my story. These were all adhered to the cardstock with more Modge Podge. When everything was dry, I added one last layer of Modge Podge to protect the surface of the clipboard. After a final drying, ribbon and a piece of spiral wire were added as final touches.
My clipboard is hanging on the wall right above the table in my craft room where I can see it everyday.
If you have never done anything to “tell your story”, this is just one idea you can use. Make several items and give them to your children or family members as gifts. They will love it!
If you want this cool pack of Newsprint Designer Series Paper (117166), make sure you order it today before it is gone forever.
Remember, any Stampin’ Up! order over $50.00 (before shipping and taxes) placed directly with me gets you an extra 10% off your total order, a NEW 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog, and your name placed in this month’s drawing for a FREE stamp set and other Stampin’ Up! products!! Your order has to be placed with me by email or phone as this special is through me only, not Stampin’ Up!
Have fun creating!

Card Wallet


I’m taking Madeline Morcelo’s Inkspiration Summer Edition and this is a card holder (outside and inside) I made from a tutorial by Rosa Vasquez. I have my credit cards in it and get a comment on it every time I take it out of my purse! This class is so much fun!
Please leave me a comment…I love reading them! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry

Mother of Mine Jar


Mother of Mine jar

• Mother of Mine Single Stamp*

• Very Vanilla Card Stock
• Regal Rose Textured Card Stock

• Baja Breeze Stampin’ Write® Marker
• Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker
• Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write Marker
• Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker
• Regal Rose Stampin’ Write Marker
• So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker

• Very Vanilla 3/8” Taffeta Ribbon
• Pearl Basic Jewels
• Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
• Big Shot™
• Floral Fusion Sizzlits® Dies

Another Great Idea

Some of the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators are so creative!  Here is the front view of a Tea Bag Holder someone had posted on a blog or in a SUDSOL email I received.  I had to try it.  I was so surprised it was so fast and easy!
You can get a free two-week trial to SUDSOL (Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Website full of wonderful ideas, patterns, and business advice) by clicking on the badge at the right of these pictures!  Check it out to see what you’re missing!
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Tea Bag Holder

Wow!  I have been so busy all week making things to swap at the Orlando Regional this weekend.  This is my first one and I’m so excited to get to go and finally meet everyone and put names with the faces.
I saw this Tea Bag Holder on SUDSOL, I think, but did not write down who it was made by.  She had a tutorial on her blog and it was so easy to understand.  I will have to find out and give her credit for it!
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