Before & After With A Twist


I had a workshop recently and my goal is to ALWAYS teach the art of simple card-making.  I enjoy creating simple handmade cards that anyone can put together… even you!

It’s a great card for beginners and a great start as you learn to add embellishments to make it a little bit of you.  We all need to start somewhere right?  So, once I had a little bit of time, I added a little bit more of me.


I added gold sequence and it almost made me squeal…LOL.  No wait, I also used the other side of the DSP and instead of the circle punch I used the scallop.  I love how tiny simple little changes that don’t require much make such a huge impact one simple layout.

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Mother’s Day Card with Spiral Flowers

Mother's Day

If you haven’t made your Mother’s Day cards this Rosette flower card is the easiest fastest card you can make!  It was so delightful to make it that I showed it to a friend at work and he asked if I could make him two!  I knew I could whip them out so fast, I agreed to make him the cards.

Mother's Day

I had some old flower tape lying around that I had received from a friend who was going to throw it away and I figured I’d use it someday and that someday came with this card.  I’m not a hoarder, but sometimes I keep things because they are practical and I will incorporate it into my craft.

I wrapped sucker sticks in the flower tape to make it look like stems.  If you don’t have any, just take some twigs from a tree in your neighbors yard…LOL.

Mother's Day

My only suggestion to anyone who hasn’t made their Mother’s Day cards… print this one out or forward it to the mom you had every intention of sending them a Mother’s Day card. =)  SHARE the love.

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Pals Spring Catalog Favorites Blog Hop: Hearts A Flutter

Thank you for joining us for the first Pals Blog Hop of 2013!  Today the Stampin’ Pretty Pals are excited to introduce you to new Stampin’ Up! products that are available in the Spring Catalog.  We hope you find inspiration and ideas for using the new stamps, papers and accessories.

 You should have just left stop number14 on the Pals Hop – Claire Crotteau-Hutt at Stamp Paper Scissors.  If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

There are many items I fell in love with in the Spring Catalog, but will show you the three items that ranked at the top.  The first is the Tea Lace Paper Doilies because they come pre-cut and ready to stamp on, glue on, or color in.  They are so delicate and dainty they remind me of the doilies my grandmom (Mi Nena) used to crochet.

My mom has also made many doilies for me and they look so close to the Tea Lace.  She makes me different colors to match my furniture and they will certainly become heirlooms that I will pass down to my son.  Well, maybe his wife… or daughters… LoL.

My second favorite item is the Hearts a Flutter stamp set, which you can purchase with a framelits die as a bundle.  I punched out a tiny red heart from the Two Step Owl and it’s oh so heavenly perfect for my Valentine. =)

Although my love for clean & simple cards is natural for me, I couldn’t resist my third favorite item… the silky smooth two-tone 1-1/4″ ribbon.  You gotta feel it with your fingers to appreciate the softness in the material.

Stamp Set:  Hearts a Flutter (C129252)
Embossing Folder:  Adorning Accents (125601)
Paper: Basic Gray  (121044), Very Vanilla (101650), Whisper White (100730)

Framelits Dies:  Hearts A Fluttere (130159) Bundled with Stamp Set (C131097)
Ink: Basic Gray (126981)
Ribbon: 1-1/4″ Basic Gray/Basic Black Two-Tone
Paper Doilies:  Tea Lace (129399)
Paper Punch:  Two Step Owl (118074)

The next stop is Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers, stop number 16 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!

Blog Hop Line Up:

  1. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  2. Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine
  3. Naki Rager at … notes from Naki
  4. Peggy Noe at
  5. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  6. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  7. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee
  8. Jennifer Takacs at Stamped In Full
  9. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  10. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  11. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  12. Linda Callahan at Stampin’ Seasons
  13. Lori J Martin at The Rejoicing Papercrafter
  14. Claire Crotteau-Hutt at Stamp Paper Scissors
  15. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards<—- YOU ARE HERE
  16. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  17. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
  18. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  19. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  20. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti
  21. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
  22. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  23. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty

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