Archive for February, 2008

Nothing New!!

I have nothing new created that I can share 😦 So here is a little Xmas box I did over a year ago… but it has always been one of my favorites. Background stamps are SU! and the focal image is from Stampington and Company (one of my fav all time stamps!) Box cut with the Accucut die cutting system. With hope, things will slow down a bit here and I’ll be able to share something new really soon!



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New Papertrey Ink

This week I received my order from Papertrey Ink.  I couldn’t resist the Aqua Mist paper, ink and ribbon and also purchased a small sampling of the new Spring Moss collection as well (which I like much better in real life !) The project below is a small gable box (cut with an accu-cut machine) stamped with the paisley SU! background stamp and the sentiment is from the PTI’s February release, Just Hatched. I love the way some of her images fit so perfectly in the Marvy scallop punches! Their Stampers Select card stock is perfect for diecut boxes too- such a nice weight. (110 lb and a beautiful bright white) The ink and ribbon used is the new Aqua Mist


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Under the Weather :(

Well, I have come down with a seasonal “bug” of sorts and should be in bed but really wanted to post something today since it’s been a while so here is a circle journal entry which was to reflect “what inspires me” and include stamping. Most if not all stamps are from Stampington and Company and the beautiful patterned paper is from Crate Paper. (I love their papers!!)

I am looking forward to feeling better so I can play with a new accu-cut die I received in the mail today. It is for a shadowbox card. I love to make these but get tired of all the cutting and scoring, especially if I am mass producing so this die is just the ticket!! lisacjb11.jpg

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More Valentines :)


I Love Valentines Day! It’s such a great mid-winter holiday. This card is a simple one embossed with the cuttlebug mini embossing folders with a few brads sprinkled on. I used the new Swiss Dots A2 embossing folder on the envelope liner. I absolutely ADORE this new folder! It gives the plain white envelope that little extra something. I haven’t decided yet if I am going to hang a sentiment in some fashion from the knot in the ribbon or perhaps a rub on sentiment. I may just leave as is. Unfortunately you cannot see in the photo the embossed lines above and below the embossed floral images. This nice finishing touch was inspired by Sharon Johnson as seen on her blog “No Time To Stamp?” I believe she uses the Scor Pal but I just used my paper trimmer and stylus even though I have a Scor Pal. Someday I’ll take it out and play.

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics and Papertrey Ink, Brads: unknown, Ribbon: American Crafts, A2 envelope and liner dies from Accu-cut.

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Happy Valentines Day!!


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Happy V-day Continued……


This card is a result of an online image swap. Thank goodness the hostess of the swap gave us three images as I totally ruined the 1st one! I loved working with the bella image and immediately went online to http://www.stampingbella.com and ordered a few to play with 🙂 The card base and envelope are cut with Accu-cut dies. I do feel guilty as I didn’t line the inside of the envie flap or even stamp a sentiment on it-I also used a Cuttlebug A2 embossing folder- LOVE THESE!! I’ll do better next time. Since I had another image to play with I paired it with a scallop (SU!) , a prima, a little ribbon, some sweet kissables and a food safe test tube. LOVE playing with these test tubes.

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Welcome to Paper Hostess!


Thanks for visiting 🙂 This is one of those adorable band aid tins altered with Heidi Grace patterned paper and Rhinestones. The flower, photo corner and “bread clip” are die cut with the original sizzix. I adhere the designer paper to chipboard (both sides) and put through the die cut machine. This was a gift for one of my best friends  sweet daughter and inside holds a mini book made with coordinating papers with room for all her grade school photos.

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