“Bunny” Hamburger Box perfect for Easter!!!

Have you seen this Hamburger Box Bigz XL die in the Stampin’up catalogue? It’s such a fun way to make your own box!!! I made this design for Easter and I think you will like it as much as I do!!!

I wanted to add some dimension to my bunny face, so I used white cotton balls, a pink pompom and big googly eyes (from your local craft store or Dollar store). I cut 2 ears out of Whisper White card stock and color the center with a Pink Pirouette marker. The whiskers are made with 2 tiny strips of Basic Black card stock, attached in the center under my pink pompom.

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Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock, Pink Pirouette Marker, 1 pink pompom, 2 cotton balls, 2 googly eyes.

Big Shot and Hamburger Box Bigz XL die.

Sheltering Tree “Spring” card

I’ve been away for a while, busy with life!!! The end of ski season was really busy with my kids in ski competition!

I have a perfect “Spring” card for you today. I made it with the new “Sheltering Tree” stamp set. I love that set because you can change the tree to fit any season! I also used the Butterfly from my favorite set called “Butterfly Basics” that also have matching Thinlits and beautiful detailed Butterflies!

For the background, I used the “Hardwood” background stamp, with White craft ink.

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Stamp set: Sheltering Tree, Butterfly Basics, Hardwood

CS and paper: Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pear Pizzaz

Ink: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzaz, Baked Brown Sugar, Craft White ink

Tools: Big Shot, Circle Framelits collection, Decorative Dots embossing folder, Butterflies Thinlits Dies

Accessories: 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon


1. Cut half a sheet of Crumb Cake card stock (8.5″ x 5.5″). Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Ink the Background stamp “Hardwood” with White craft ink and stamp on the card front.

3. Cut the biggest Circle from the Circle Framelits in Whisper White card stock. Stamp the tree with Baked Brown sugar and the leaves with Pear Pizzaz ink. Stamp little leaves on top with Blushing Bride ink. Stamp the grass and little flowers with the same colors. Trim the left side of the Circle.

4. Cut a 1-1/4″ Strip of Pear Pizzaz card stock. Run through the Big Shot with the Decorative Dots folder. Wrap the ribbon behind and adhere at the back with Snail adhesive. Tie another small ribbon on top. Adhere on the card front. Adhere the Circle on top.

5. Stamp a butterfly with Blushing Bride on Blushing Bride card stock. Cut with the matching Butterflies Thinlit. Adhere on the card with dimensionals.

Sale-a-Bration “Lotus Blossom” Card

This is a quick card to make with the Sale-a-bration set “Lotus Blossom”. There’s still some time to get this set for FREE! Make sure to order any products for $60 before the end of March and get your free Sale-a-bration item! Don’t wait! Shop now!

The focal point of this card is the flower from the “Lotus Blossom” stamp set. This flower is a “3- steps” stamping, so there’s 3 stamps made to be superposed and each stamp adds details to your flower. I used 3 shades of blue-turquoise: Pool Party, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay.  Since the stamps are transparent (in photopolymer), it’s much easier to align!  I stamped this on a 2″ strip of Whisper White card stock and used the Scalloped Tag Topper punch to make this cute tag. For the background, I used the really nice “Lovely Lace” embossing folder and some ink splatters (from Gorgeous Grunge stamp set).

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Stamp set: Lotus Blossom, Gorgeous Grunge

CS and paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana

Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Wild Wasabi, Old Olive

Tools: Big Shot, Lovely Lace embossing folder, Scalloped Tag Topper punch

Accessories: Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (Coastal Cabana ribbon) *SAB item


1. Cut half a sheet of Crumb Cake card stock (8.5″ x 5.5″) and fold in half to make the card base.

2. With the “Ink splatter” stamp from Gorgeous Grunge, stamp on the card base with Baked Brown Sugar ink.

3. Cut a 2″ x  5.5″ Coastal Cabana card stock and run it through the Big Shot with the Lovely Lace embossing folder. Cut a 1/2″ Bermuda Bay card stock strip and adhere behind the embossed card stock. Adhere on the card base.

4. Cut a 4-1/4″ x 2″ Whisper White card stock. Cut the end with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch.

5. Stamp the Lotus Blossom flower in 3 steps with Pool Party, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay ink. Stamp the stem with Wild Wasabi and Old Olive. Stamp the “Thank You” with Bermuda Bay ink.

6. Insert a ribbon in the tag. Tie a knot. Adhere the tag on the card with dimensionals.

Beat the Winter Blues with some Card Making!

My next card Class will be Friday February 27 at 7:00pm. It will be devoted to making Birthday cards! If you are like me, you know many people born in March or April, so this class is just in time to stack on some much needed Birthday cards! We’ll be making 6 birthday cards and the cost is $20 cash or free with a $25 order. Please bring your own Snail adhesive. Register by email at Julie_olivier@hotmail.com before February 25.

Here’s a sneak peek of one card that we’ll be making:

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You will be able to try the fabulous “Irrisistibly Yours” Specialty Designer Paper (one of the Sale-a-bration item; get it free with a $60 purchase!) The glossy white pattern on that paper “magically” appears when you sponge it with ink! This card also uses the Sale-a-bration set “Big Day” (get it FREE!) a perfect Birthday stamp set! I colored the letters with the Blendabilities markers. You can get those markers (set of 3 markers) as a FREE Sale-a-bration item too!


Stamp set: Big Day, Be the Star

CS and paper: Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Irrisistibly Yours” Specialty Designer Paper

Ink: Tempting Turquoise,  Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Memento Black ink, Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities markers

Tools: 2-1/2″ Circle punch, Sponge daubers

Sheltering Tree Card

I would like to share with you the card I made for my husband for Valentine’s Day. I used a new set called “Sheltering tree”. This set is so beautiful! It is available in French and English.  What is nice about this set is that it can be used for any season! The sayings are also beautiful… It’s not a traditional “Valentine’s Day” set, so you can get a lot more use of this set, all year long!

Here’s the English set: Sheltering Tree

Sheltering Tree

Here’s my card:

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Stamp sets: Sheltering Tree (Arbre Protecteur) Gorgeous Grunge

CS and paper: Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride,  Strawberry Slush, Whisper White

Ink: Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush

Tools: Itty Bitty Accents punch pack Heart punch


1. Cut half a sheet of Smoky Slate card stock. Fold in half to make the card base.

2. Stamp the card base with Smoky Slate “ink splatters” using the stamp from Gorgeous Grunge. Stamp the greeting at the bottom.

3. Cut a 3-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ Whisper White card stock. Stamp the tree with Basic Gray ink. Stamp the leaves with Blushing Bride ink. Stamp a few little leaves in Strawberry Slush on top. Stamp the ground with Smoky Slate ink and the Greeting with Basic Gray ink.

4. Cut 2 little hearts in Blushing Bride and Strawberry Slush card stock. Adhere on top of the tree.

5. Cut a 4″ x 4-1/2″ Blushing Bride card stock. Adhere on the card front at an angle. Adhere your stamped image on top.





“Big Day” Chalkboard Card

Which Sale-a-bration set is your favorite? (Don’t know? Check them out right here!)  This Birthday set called “Big Day” is on top of my list!  I used it to make this Birthday flip card!  I also used the new Chalkboard paper and the new ColorBox Chalk ink pads! The Chalkboard paper has a smooth grain that pairs perfectly with the Chalk ink pads! I love that contrast! I also used another Birthday stamp set called “Celebrate Today” (from the new Occasions catalogue p.11) This set has matching framelits dies to cut the balloon, banner, bow etc… Buy this set and Framelits as a bundle and save 15% on both!

Big Day chalk flip Big Day chalk inside

The Circle Card Thinlits was used to cut the card and turn it into a Flip Card.

Material: Stamp sets: Celebrate Today, Big Day (SAB)

CS and paper: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Chalkboard

Ink: Bermuda Bay, Black Memento Ink, Blushing Bride, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, ColorBox Chalk ink Rose Coral and Aquamarine

Tools: Big Shot, Circle Card Thinlit, 2-1/2″ Circle punch, Balloon Framelits Dies

Penguin Curvy Box

Today’s project is a really cute Penguin box made with the Curvy Box Thinlits dies. In the Fall, I made a few different boxes with this template (pumpkin, Scarecrow, etc…) You can see those boxes here.) Now, as a “Winter” theme I went ahead and made this one!

pingouin curvy box

To make this cute penguin, I used the Extra Large Oval punch for the white belly and for the wings, the Heart punch from the Itty Bitty Accent punch pack for the beak and the 1/2″ Circle punch and 3/8″ Circle punch for the eyes. I used the White Signo gel pen to add the little line in the eye.


CS and paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie

Tools: Big Shot and Curvy Keepsake Thinlits dies, Extra-Large Oval punch, Heart punch from the Itty Bitty Accent punch pack and the 1/2″ Circle punch and 3/8″ Circle punch.

Other: White Signo Gel pen


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