Friday, August 29, 2014

Simple envelope card with tutorial

hello back with an other quick but oh so sweet idea to use with your Mini Magnolia stamps. sorry for the dark pictures… I really need to start using my day light lamps again.

Doesn’t this look nice? no cutting required just folding. lets go ahead and make one, all you need is pretty double sided paper.

envelope card_1

Magnolia Doo Hickey border die, Magnolia Sentiment: Loving Wishes
Magnolia ink double sided design paper
Martha Stewart clay and mold for frame and butterfly
Copic markers
Corner rounder
Gesso for a vintage wash
chipboard embellishments, pearl brad

Simple envelope card
Claudia Rosa

1 sheet double sided Designer paper (DSP)
I used Magnolia ink, Adhesive if desired
to finish card:
stamps, sentiments, ribbon, dies and flowers
Step 1: Cut DSP into a square. Sample has been cut to 10 inches x10 inches
Step 2: fold your DSP in half

Step 3: fold in half again. You will have a square.

Step 4:
open your paper. It should now look like this:

Step 5: fold all four tips or corners of your DSP to the center point of your scored lines (center of your DSP) If your DSP is heavy weight and it’s hard to fold, or if you can’t see the scored lines well due to the pattern of your DSP you could use a ruler to help you guide. This is how your DSP should look after you folded all 4 tips to the center point.


Step 6: flip your paper face down

Step 7: and fold your paper in half

Step 8: open flap and fold it to the other side

Step 9: this is how your card will look like after the flap is folded “back”. You can now glue both DSP together or embellish the seam with lace or some of your die cut borders.
Step 10:
cut a piece of white paper according to the size you created your envelope to add your message. If you started out with a square 10x10 inches of DSP you might want to cut your slider to 6 ¾ and 3 ¼

Here is how my finished card looks like with the slider pulled out:
envelope card_2

Thanks for swinging by

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Birthday book

Hi there,

as summer comes slowly to an end I look forward for my kids to go back to school. I do like to spent time with them but honestly sometimes a yucky fall day where I not have to feel guilty not to have to go outside to pull weeds or be soccer mom, I do miss it Smile I know soon enough we all complain how long the winters are in Michigan. You just can’t make it right hahaha


Today I have a little birthday book to show. This is my 3 one. Who would have thought! They are time consuming but the result is well worth it. The little images from the Zodiac Collection are just the perfect fit for this kind of stuff. Just saying Christmas is around the corner… This really does make a nice gift and if you did every month from now on 2 pages its not getting too overwhelming creating and finishing the inside pages.


If you do like the sentiments – they are made with the computer by my sweet and talented friend Tammi from Tropical Dreams. I think she does share those, so just give it a try and leave her a comment on her blog.


Supplies used:

Small 3-ring book binder in white found at Office Depot or Staples
Paper: Magnolia Ink Bubble, Magnolia Ink quilt in blue and green
Magnolia: Pisces Tilda, Magnolia Capricorn – both from the recent Zodiac Collection, Magnolia koi pond
Other: Butterfly die, Fern die, Buttons, Martha Stewart Butterfly and frame mold, Martha Stewart paper clay, hardware charms for the front and as a little bookmark – hanging down at the side of the binder at the moment. Cute little extra detail Smile

Thank you ladies have a blessed day

Friday, August 1, 2014

Big Big Hugs

Hei there..

back from our family VACAY… got crazy here before we left.. one day we have had a Tornado passing trough really close and several power lines came down so our area had no power for almost 4 days.


Here is a little card I have made a few weeks ago. Geez, I made things for the Christmas DooHickey magazine and I feel I am totally out of the loop after our trip.


These are the supplies I used:
Tilda with Leo
Doo Hickey dies: Cloud,swirly butterfly, Tildas tag, fern, heart swirl, So Lovely, Pin Wheel,
shape of card: go Kreate, Tim Holtz Butterfly edge
Papers: Maja
I didn’t use Frantage on the edges – I tried to fake the look with Gold, Platinum, white and Start Dust Stickles
The word hugs is spelled out with a mini Alphabet set from Joann ($1 dollar bin)


PS: sorry for the “wonky” picture I played with some free features over on Picmonkey… I think those little dots are bit weird on Tildas face lol.