Autumn Theamed 6″ x 6″ Mini Fold Out Album

Album made from the 6″ X 6″ Kraft Cards and Autumn/Winter 2011 – Dreaming Paper Collection.


Colors used are Kraft Card and Envelope, Cardstock – Autumn Terracotta, Chocolate and Colonial White. Inks – Coco, Chocolate, Olive and Autumn Terracotta. Ribbon – Colonial White, Twine – Colonial White. Buttons – Autumn Terracotta. Other embellishments – photo hinges, brads and swirls are Autumn Terracotta.

Special details: I stamped the pumpkin three times and cut the desired segments into layers, using chip board I stacked them to give the appearance of a round pumpkin.  image


A cute spin on what we can do with a 6″ x 6″ card, this little mini album was created to be part of a workshop for my up-line Brigetta Jiles “Brigetta’s Creative Trends”. It might be small but it is packed with lots of places to place picture memories and journal your story. It’s a great way to showcase that visit to the pumpkin patch with your little ones, that Thanksgiving dinner with the family, or A great little keepsake for your guest to take home with them after a visit over the holiday event.

Fall is a beautiful time of year filled with color and prepares us for Thanksgiving. A time to remember all our blessings throughout the year.

Color Dare Challenge #178

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“Take the Color Dare Challenge” It was great fun to play with these colors together. I know you will love creating something with these beautiful colors. Take the challenge here.


This VALENTINE BASKET & CARDS was created for a color dare challenge using Glacier, Pixie, Thistle and White Daisy.

I used Cardstock and Ink colors of Glacier, Thistle, Pixie, White Daisy, and the Pink striped paper from the Kaleidoscope Paper Collection. I also used the S1601 January SOTM set, White Organza Ribbon, Sparkles, Bitty Sparkles, Thick Twines – Glacier and Thistle, and mini Brads. I created my cuts in Cricut Design Space using several of our CTMH Cartridges. Art Philosophy – images #M46CCE, #M3F851, #M3ED9A – Soiree Lettering to add the word Valentine, and sentiment inside one of the cards.  Artfully Sent – #M10677A, Artiste – #M3Dad5, M3ABFC.

Creating the files required using the Cricut Design Space tools – slice, weld, attach, group and UN-group and contour. This was a fun challenge that took me out of my comfort zone of colors. It was a little challenging for me to combine these colors, but are very cute together. It was a great experience and pushed me to try colors I don’t usually prefer or use. I decided to make three different card designs while I was creating my cut files. I tried to keep this project simple which is another one of my struggles. My desire was to try and create something that would apply to different style preferences and taste, I hope you like them.

Gift Box Purse in Purple

I loved this little box from the past so much I just had to bring it back and add a little twist to it. I have no idea where the Original idea of the folded box came from or just how long it’s been out there but here is just one of the ones I’ve done. This one was created and cut in Cricut Design Space. The link to the  file can be gotten in the Red version previously posted called Gift Box within a Purse. I used the paper collection Sonoma, Coco Ink, and some odds and ends for embellishing from Close To My Heart. The paper collection is retired. It was my favorite collection that year so I decided to use it for this project, I’m glad I did. I love how I was able to fussy cut some of the pieces to embellish it to give it even more interest and depth.

Front view of purse box


Side view shows the layered details


Back view details


Inside when opened



Outside view of the purse box opened flat


Inside with box opened to show details of the inside of hidden box


Tag that fits into the little pocket


Close up of tag front


Close up to show the tag removed from its pocket


Opened flat to reveal all the little details of the inside


Close up of tag back for a short note



Close up of box lid underside details


Close up of the top details of the hidden box

A Tiny 2″ Treat Bag

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This is a tiny 2″ gift box done from the Ivy Lane Paper Collection. Very simple for it is so small and doesn’t need a lot of embellishing. It was quick and easy and only took about 35 minutes to make. I used the Cards and More Basket pattern to create the box and then embellished it. Remember to get the Cards and More Basket pattern from Inking From The Heart to make this. I just made it a lot smaller and left off the side panels that are in the full version of the basket. It is perfect for just a few pieces of candy or a little trinket of sorts as a thank you to someone.

Cards and More Basket Pattern by Madeline Morcelo of Inking From The Heart Blogspot.

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Madeline Morcelo’s pattern “Cards and More Basket” is a great pattern. You can find it on her blog Inking From The Heart. She does such beautiful design work, I love  her work so much. These are a few of my versions of the pattern. The Black and White are done from the For Always Paper Collection. The Red, Black and White one was done for a teacher Anita Shackelford and The Blue one was done for the other teacher Joan Knight. They were the teachers at the Retreat my husband and I attended in April. They give so much to us in product and in knowledge that I wanted to do something nice for them. They were liked and a big hit at the retreat. The pattern is so easy, be sure and go to Madeline’s blog and purchase the pattern. It is only a $5.00 pattern, you will love it. It has great instructions and very easy to follow.