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A Day at Epcot – Scrapbook Album


Spent this weekend participating in a virtual scrapbooking retreat. My friends and I were on zoom from our craft rooms. So happy that I completed an entire album. It was my MIL first trip to Disney. So glad we were able to go last year!

Happy (little-bit-late) Birthday Card


Today’s card is called a triangle fold card. I love sending homemade cards to friends and family but, sometimes, my timing is a bit off! So I decide to make a belated birthday card (might need to make a few more!)

completed card
top flap opened
fully opened and ready to personalize

To create this card I used: Close To My Heart Confetti Wishes cardstock, pattern papers ,and embellishment, sentiment from Stampin’ Up Happiest of Birthday’s cling stamp set, Simon Hurley create dye ink pad – triple berry, blue twine for balloon string, Velcro to close the card, and balloons cut using Silhouette Cameo 3.

Measurements: 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock scored at 5.5″ and 4.25″ and then cut diagonally. (creates 2 base cards)
Pattern paper: (2) pieces 4″ x 5.25″ cut diagonally
inside paper: 4″ x 5.25″
Balloons: approx 2.5″ x 2.75″

Tri-fold Card – Celebrate Today


I love everything about homemade cards! They are fun to make and really allow me to be creative. Plus when I send them I know that my friends and family appreciate the time, love, effort I put into making them. Of course, I also love receiving them and I am lucky to have quite a few friends who are card makers too. The card I’m sharing today is called a tri-fold card. I used the Animal Safari paper pad from Echo Park Paper Co. for the patterned papers. I just used scissors to fussy cut my butterflies and then foam squares to pop them up. I used American Crafts card stock and cut the floral pieces on my Silhouette Cameo 3. Finally I used Simon Hurley Create dye inks from Ranger.

closed card
opened card

Thinking you’d like to try it yourself? I’d love to see your version! Here’s the lowdown:

Base card: 5-1/2″ x 11″ scored at 1-1/4″, 4″, and 6-3/4″
Layers: 2 pieces at 1″ x 5-1/4″, 2 pieces at 2-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (1 of these will have your sentiment); 1 piece at 4″ x 5-1/4″. The shaped piece on the cover (can be round, floral, etc) is approx 2.5″
Envelope: The card fits in a standard A2 envelope

My Favorite Children’s Book


Today’s layout challenge had me thinking about a favorite childhood book and the lessons learned from it. Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak was one story I treasured and read countless times. When my sons were little it was also one of their favorites! It is a children’s story but the lessons work for adults as well.

Paper and stickers from Paper House. Title designed using silhouette business edition software and cut on a Silhouette Cameo.