Friday, September 30, 2011


Hello...This card involves a lot of stamping and punching. Easy though a little time consuming. Isn't it interesting that the small cards take just as much time as the bigger ones? Stamp the background image first then all the other images on white and punch them out. Emboss a 4x6 piece of green cardstock and cut it into strips-1x3" to make several cards. Put it all together!
Recipe: (all Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Olive, white
Ink: Melon mambo, olive, baja breeze, daffodil
Stamps: Cheep Talk
Accessories: circle punches, jewel brad, dots embossing folder, Big Shot

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

May your Layers be Many...

A pink birthday greeting! This little card is for a birthday, obvious! This one took a little bit more time than something a little simpler just because of the coloring and the paper piercing. It gives it a great look though! What do you think?
Cardstock: Regal Rose, yellow, Certainly celery, white
Ink: watercolor crayons: pink, blue and yellow
Stamp set: Birthday Bliss (retired 2010)
Accessories: paper piercing tool, button, circle cutter or circle punches

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Another 3x3 card that I made meant for a birthday or special message. Simple to make. I probably should have worked on that punched border a little more. It is amazing how you notice the little things when you post pictures on-line. I used a lot of punches on this little gem.
Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Olive, and white
Ink: cajun craze, more mustard
Punches: Boho Blossoms, Scallop trim border, small circle punches
Stamp set: On a Pedestal (retired 2010)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Masculine Birthday

Hi, this is a masculine birthday card that got a little crooked when I scanned it in. You can still see it pretty good so I am leaving it as is. I used all kinds of elements in this little 3x3" card. It was a little involved so if you decide to make it plan on taking a little time for it. After using the impression folder on the gray, I rubbed some ink over the raised areas to help the embossing to stand out. I used the Big Shot to cut out the leaf branch and punches for the tag shape.  As always, here is the recipe:
Rust, light blue, white, olive and dark gray cardstock
Dark gray taffeta ribbon
Textured impression folder: circles
SU Tag punches and SU sizzlet die for leaf branch
Stamp sets: Fox and Friends, Teenie tiny wishes

Friday, September 23, 2011

Sweet Stuff

Isn't this a cute card? I stamped the swirly image and embossed it with white embossing powder on red cardstock, then wrapped it in cellophane to make it look like a lollipop. I also rolled some white paper and used it for a lollipop stick.
Pumpkin pie, white, wild wasabi, red cardstock
Textured embossing folder: Perfect Polka Dots
Circle cutter
Baja Breeze 1/8th inch taffeta ribbon
Stamp sets: Trendy Trees, greeting from unknown set

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Another Halloween card

Here I have another Halloween card. I make these cards to sell. They are mostly 3x3 inches unless otherwise stated. I added some black glitter to the happy halloween letters, to bad you can't see it! (on the 31 too!) I scanned these in so maybe I should take a picture so you can see the glitter better.
black, pumpkin, and white cardstock
Designer paper for the strip
Stampin' Up! rubber stamp set: Dark and Dreary

Have a great day!

Friday, September 16, 2011

A Cute Little Card

I made this Halloween card for a place that sells them for me. It is getting closer to Halloween and I've been seeing people displaying Halloween cards so I decided to start with them. I get the ideas from the Stampin' Up! Catalogs that I have collected over the years. I used the Wicked Cool and the Dark and Dreary sets. The striped paper is from an older catalog but you can substitute another if you make this card. I also used glitter on the candle holder. Most people like glittter, it makes everything so "sparkily." (Is that a word?)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Blog about Paper Crafting

Hi all, I am starting and/or continuing my paper crafts on this blog. I had a previous blog called Shari's Cards and Stuff, but I decided to change it to Shari's Cards and Paper Crafts to make it more accurate. I love making things with paper, and that includes mixed-media. I will probably have more than paper crafts on here though. I like to dabble in a lot of projects, some of them quilting. So, you will probably see some quilts and fabric art here also.

I have another blog about my drawing and art work. I wanted to separate my cards from my scrapbooking and drawing. The address to my "art" blog is
This other blog has artwork, scrapbooking, and art instruction. If you are interested in any of these things then hop on over and check it out. I would love it if you did because I like to share. That is why I have several blogs. I also have a family blog and will post that link on this blog if you want to look.

I will start posting some of my card creations and such soon. I will need a little time to get organized. Please return soon.