Top Note Banner Blast Tag

DSCN4019Hi Everyone! Here's a tag you can use for Valentine's Day, a wedding or any gift of love! It shows 3 Sale-a-bration items. The Banner Blast stamp set, Banner Punch and the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder.

DSCN4020Once again {giggle} I made good use of my Big Shot Die-cutting Machine. Why not, right?! 😉

DSCN4021To make the center band, take a 1" wide strip of Whisper White and adhere on either side layer Crisp Cantalope trim using the Scallop Edge Border Punch. Position in the center of the Top Note Die and cut. Emboss this strip with the Decorative Dots Emossing folder.

Die cut Top Note imagage using Blushing Bride Card Stock. With Adorning Accents, emboss heart strip on both sides of center. Adhere center strip over top.

With Crisp Cantalop – die cut the flower using Spiral Flower Orginals Die. Use hot glue to assemble and to adhere to tag.

Punch flower center using 7/8" Scallop Circle. Add Large Pearl Basic Jewel.

With standard hole punch, punch ribbon hole. Thread Smokey Slate 3/4" Chevron Ribbon through hole.

Stamp images and punch out using Banner Punch. Adhere onto Whisper White Baker's Twine. Punch heart out using the Owl Builder Punch.


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Spring Clothespin Clips – 7 Days of Easter…Day 1

DSCN3087Hi Everyone! Get ready for 7 days of Easter or spring inspiration 🙂 The projects are perfect for Easter baskets and spring treats. Our first post is a family friendly craft using clothes pins. Your children or grandchildren will have fun making these cute clips that can be used as a bag clip, flower pot, on top of a basket handle, hold a cellophane wrapped cookie or treat, etc..!

Step 1 – cover both of the flat sides of the clothes pins with designer paper.
Step 2 – add your favorite punch image or punch art creation! That's it!

DSCN3093My clothes pin sides measured 3/8" wide by 2-7/8" high. You'll want to check yours just to make sure the same. Tombo Multipurpose glue used adhere paper.

The flowers where made using the Blossom Flower Punch125603 and the 1" Circle Punch 119868 for the center. Lacy Brocade Embossing folder added a little detail to the flowers.

The punch image is attached to pin using a Stampin' Dimensional foam dot.
To make the Bunny:
1-3/4" Circle 119850
Large Oval 119855
1/2" Circle 119869
Circle from Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack 118309
Standard hole punch – office supply store

Great project for using up some scraps! I used scraps from the Color Collections Designers Series Paper Packs of 2011-2012 In Colors 122384 & Brights 117155.

Another gift giving idea – give them their favorite bag of snacks along with this hand made chip clip! (wink) please no comments on how much candy is out of the bag! hahaha

DSCN3094You could easily step up this project by adding ribbon, attach a sentiment and such. I kept the look simple to show it as a Kids' Craft 🙂

Being Fab! Inspirations for living a fabulous life.   Dreams
are the touchstones of our character.~ Henry David Thoreau

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Dress Up Framed Art


Hi Everyone! When I spied Patty Bennett's project, I knew I had to make it! Above is mine, which is a near duplication of hers. It uses the new Dress Up Framelit Dies 130101 and Hung Up Cute Clips 129389.Dress upSo many cute projects using this die set. With Mother's Day just around the corner, this would make a super cute gift! I found the frame at Walmart.

I used a Sponge Dauber 102892 and Daffodil Delight ink126944 on Whisper White Organza Ribbon 114319 to 'color' my ribbon! A Mambo Melon Stampin' Write Markers (119702 Brights Collection Marker set) was used to add color to the Flower Trim 126869 (my spool had 100 flowers on it!).

Stamp image from Betsy's Blossom (wood mount 126004, clear mount 126006) using Lucky Limeade ink 126984. Die cut with Dress Up for a perfit apron fit! Scallop Edge Border Punch 119882 and Whisper White 100730 made trim. I think I will add some Basic Pearl Jewels 119247 to this one!

The belt is 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Very Vanilla 119960.
DSCN3002Heat Emboss White Emboss Powder 109132 using Lacy & Lovey stamp on Wisteria Wonder 122922. Victoria Crochet Trim and a Flower Ribbon 118481 make the sash.

And lastly, Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon 121884 makes for a pretty belt.
The Designer Paper used is Sunshine & Spinkles 126922 and More Amore 129309.

Being Fab! Inspirations for living a fabulous life. My family might tell you I'm the rightest person I know…LOL so this quote is for me!
It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
– Mark Twain

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Apron Card



Hi Everyone! I enjoyed a wonderful weekend with my Tiffin family. Besides spending time with my BFF and goddaughter, I was part of their church's Mother/Daughter Banquet. They had an apron theme.I'll have a few pictures later on.I helped the group made this cute apron card.My friend Joan wrote the poem and I found the apron template on line (I'll post the design credit later today.) Tea Party Designer Paper113992 was a perfect choice for this card (at least I think so!)Itty Bitty Bits stamp set 120060 and the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack round punch 118309 was used as the inspiration for my friend's poem. Check back soon and I'll have the video tutorial to share with everyone.

Download Apron-card-template from
Card base is  81/2" x 5 1/2" folded in half
Adhere apron with Snail adhesive to middle of card
Apprx. 9" ribbon for the apron's waist string. Adhere only along the top of the apron designer paper to allow ties to dangle. Use either light beading of Tombo glue or Snail adhesive
2 buttons on top of riboon (tombo glued)
Apprx 4 1/2" ribbon to use in middel of apron.
Adhere pocket with Snail
Punch flower using Trio Flower punch.
Stamp and punch a tiny tag using products above.
With a white brad, layer flower then tag. Adhere to pocket with a dimentional.
4" x 5 1/4" piece of Barely Banana cardstock.
Use decorative corner punch in each corner to create a "frame". Hold a 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" card. Tuck into corners and adhere with Snail.

Happy Crafting! ~ Dee


A Memorable Mother’s Day Class

Hi Everyone!I hope you all had a wonderful Easter. I will be teaching a Memorable Mother's Day class through the Freedom Academy on April 27, 2010 from 6 pm -8 pm.  Perfect for a mother/daughter or girlfriends get-together. Cost $25. Sign-up for class through the Freedom Academy. 260.347.0887. I changed up my initial offering because I love the look of these flowers. (You're sure to WOW folks when they find out you made them!)
Everyone will make the following:

  • Flower for a bud vase (vase included with the class)
  • 6 each invites
  • 6 each flower top treats
  • 6 each name tents

Hope to see you at class! Happy Crafting! ~ Dee