Here is a mini album I made using one 12 x 12" sheet of Graphic 45 paper and three standard business size envelopes.
I LOVE how this turned out!

It's really quite simple. Here is a top view showing the construction. I will give step by step details on how to make one in a future posting. :)

The difficult part is cutting into the FAB paper which I only have a few sheets left of now. LOL Then to cut up in a way that you utilize the best bits for focal points.

The paper is double sided, so the pieces that didn't have enough of a good focal point left on them were turned over to use the coordinating colors. This is a good place to mount a pic or a sentiment, quote, journaling or ?

As you can see from the pics there are some 4 page, 3 page and 2 page spreads using this envelope design. You can just keep turning it over and flipping pages so it's like an never ending album.

I folded up the album and wrapped in an elastic lace that reminds me of the wraps some of these bathing beauties are wearing on their heads to keep the sand and water off their gorgeous locks.

I made a stick pin with a corsage pin, vintage sea shell bead and a tiny blue pearl bead. I stitched on a gorgeous natural blue & cream mother of pearl broken shell bead to the elastic wrap to finish.

I didn't adorn the album much because I thought whoever recieves it might want to have fun adding little treasures of their own. I did add some bling that looks like a wave in the form of rhinestones.

I also added a teeny tiny blue trim to the bottom of one of the pages because the paper cut was just a little bit shy of the edge. Worked perfectly and it kinda looks like little waves too.

Each page top has an opening to slide in a tag for mounting more pics or adding even more quotes, sentiments, journaling etc.

Now I have to make one for me! LOL

Isn't that the way it make something for a gift and you never keep anything for yourself?! : )

Must get into the habit of making doubles.

I would love to hear your comments on my album.

Easy Peasy 3D Embellishment

Here's an easy peasy embellishment to use on your handmade cards. You can use whatever stamps, punches or dies you have on hand that will work for this project.

Materials List:

Round stamp, about 1 1/2 or 2" (you can adjust the sizes used in your embellishment depending on your stamp).

Two scallop dies in two colors and two sizes the smaller should be lighter in color so you can stamp a sentiment onto it.

Tiny heart punch (optional) for the heart detail thats on my embellishment.

Foam dots/squares, to layer the scallops and give it a 3d quality.

Ink of your choice

Felt pen in the color of your choice.


I started with two scallop cirlces one slightly larger than the other.

The small one was stamped with a sentiment to suite the occasion of the card.

I punched a tiny heart to add to the smallest scallop with the sentiment just for some added detail.

The larger one just had to compliment the colors used in the card.

I used a green felt to make dots around the edges of my smaller scallop circle
This is a great little tip itself to add a finishing touch when you need that little bit more, but don't wnat to go over the top with rhinestones.

The scallop circles were then put together with a 3d foam square for that 3d quality.

I then stamped a decorative circle onto white cardstock but you can use any color you want here. Just be sure the ink will show on the color chosen. When dry, I fussy cut it out.

The scallop circles were added to the circle stamp with another 3d foam square.

The finished embellishment can be added to the card with another 3d foam dot or double sided tape.

You can make these with flower punches & dies if you don't have scallops. You just need to have graduating sizes of all 3 layers that allow the bottom layer details to show through. The bottom stamped image should be visible in the end for this embellishment to be successful.

Now you have an easy peasy embellishment that can be made for any occasion card depending on the stamps, dies, and punches you use. These are so easy you can make quite a number of them with scraps and have them on hand for your handmade cards and tags.

Printable Button Card

This is a button card I designed for YOU. 

It has a clear background so only the header image, fine line border and print at the bottom of the card will print. 

Use white, cream, parchment cardstock to print out your button cards. 

You can print four to a 8 1/2 11" sheet of paper for a handmade card size, or print more to a page for smaller versions to add to a handmade card as an embellishment. 

Personal use only.

Do not share, with the exception of a direct link.  Please feel free to share a direct link for others to recieve their own copy.

Please also leave a comment as this helps me to know how many are enjoying my PRINTABLES and if I should continue to provide these services.  I appreciate your kind comments. 

All donations no matter how small are also greatly appreciated and show me you value my time creating these crafty goodies for YOU : )

GUEST DESIGNER - MARIA & her SU OWL punch animals

Hello Friends and Followers of  Cathie´s Sweet Spot.

I felt very flattered and touched as Cathie asked me to be a Guest-Designer on her blog to show you all Owl-punch-animals that I did.  I made all these animals using my Stampin UP Owl-punch.

So here is the first animal I want to share with you.

Say hello to the Peac-owl

(AKA Peacock-OWL)

This animal was specially created for Cathie in first place to put on her Christmas tree.

  1. The body for the peacowl was punched with the Owl-punch and then I snipped off the feet and ears of the owl, to get the round body for the peacowl.
  2. As the next step I punched a pair of yellow feet, inked them with red ink and glued them behind the body of the peacowl.
  3. A punched heart is the beak of the peakowl.
  4. I layered the punched eyes ( all punched with the OWL-Punch) over it.
  5. Last part for the body was to use one of the snipped-off-feet as hair for the peacowl.
  6. I used a gold-gel marker to decorate it.
  7. The feathers were made after I watched a tutorial for a Thanksgiving table setting by Kim Burmeister (one of my crafting-idols). Therefore, you use a scallop circle and fold it like its shown on the video and you get pretty feathers. I made these using a dark-blue patterned paper and then adhered the "feathers" onto the back of the body.
  8. The last step was to decorate the feathers with rhinestones in blue and green for the peacock-eye effect.

I hope you all like this creation.

Have a crafty day!!!