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It’s Fall here in Michigan!  Great time for some quick cards so I can get outside and enjoy the last few days of warm weather. So I designed a quick card for you that could be used as a friendly hello, a birthday card, – or a sorry you caught the flu!



A day to remember

Today we think of those who have gone and treasure our freedom even more because of the price it exacts from many. I hope that each of you will wear red, or white or blue today in honor of those who serve our country, and those who have died . The sound of freedom […]

Oriental Texture

I was fortunate enough to take a class with the Copic Queen, Suzanne Dean. Did you know she uses cryogen paper from Paper Temptress? I learned a lot of coloring and also was impressed with her love of books. The book club over at Dean’s Color Me Creative Classroom is reading Snow Flower and […]

It’s a cut up

Cutting shapes out of beautiful paper is difficult to do; but perhaps having some templates will make it easier for you to make that big cut. These designs take full advantage of the textures of PaperTemptress papers – I know you will want to try a few.

For the men in your life!

My son writes thank you notes and asked for some nice papers … I jumped at the chance!  This way I could choose a variety of classy papers and send half, keep half!  I cut all my papers then used a score tool to create notecards.  Sent along envelopes to match and tied the […]

Four for the Fourth and More!

All of the cards above use the same image in different ways, thanks to the magic of Paper Temptress paper. All images were colored with the same 14 markers. but as you can see,  just a switch in paper makes each card unique. It’s fun to see how many different looks you can […]

Napkin Fold card or bow

Napkin Fold card

This darling card can double as a bow on a package top. It is easily made from any of the beautiful papers from Paper Temptress. I made myself a sample with directions written inside to keep in the box with my PT papers so I can refer to it any […]

Just add shoelaces!

Just add shoelaces!

This cute shoe uses corrugated paper for the sole, and of course, some leather look for the shoe. Add some eyelets, distress the edges just a bit and tie on your shoelaces!  If cutting shapes is not your thing,  cut out a shoe silhouette from your favorite catalog.  You […]

Sparkle and Stripes!

PT’S Patriotic Package will spark your patriotic pride in the Red, White and Blue!  Here is just a sampling of some of the things you can do with the new Patriotic Package  cardstock, and it represents not even half of the amount of cardstock you will receive.

Here is just a sampling […]

Sparkle Sunrise Tutorial

Steps 1 and 2

Life’s a beach, and I’m a beachcat!  Let me introduce myself briefly so we can get to the good stuff, the card!  I am a retired teacher, now working part time as an English Professor. At age 60 I started the Couch to 5K program and […]