2 Valentine Box Cards ~ 1 Card Stock (Tutorial)

This is a very easy tutorial to follow to create 2 box cards out of one 8 ½ x 11 card stock:

Materials Used:

One cardstock (8 ½ x 11) cut in half measuring 5 ½ x 8 1/2
2 pieces – Designer Series paper – cut at 1 ¾ X 5 ¼
6 pieces – Designer Series paper – cut at 1 ¾ X 2 ½
3 pieces – card stock cut at 3 X 1 ¼ (these pieces will go in the middle of your box card to hold the embellishments
Optional ~ 3 pieces of card stock cut at 2 inches wide using a decorative die or deco punch
Acetate sheets
Stickers and other ephemeras to decorate your box card
Double-sided tape or Tombow Glue
Mini Glue Dots

My Once Upon A Time Chipboard Album

I am so happy that I finally finished my Once Upon A Time chipboard album. This has been an 8-month process and I almost gave up and didn’t finish the album. After putting it away for a few months, I decided to start on it again and somehow found the inspiration to finish it.

The album is 9.5 x 11 inches and it is very heavy. It will be kept in a keepsake box to protect the decoration on the album. I used a lot of Tim Holtz and Stampin’ Up! dies to decorate the pages. It was too difficult for me to cover the DCWV paper that I used in the whole album, because the designs were just too pretty.

I know that compared to some of the albums that you see on the internet, mine is not even as beautiful as what the others have posted on YouTube; but I am quite happy and proud of what I have achieved in the whole process of putting it together.

I hope you all check it out and see if you like my album. Hopefully it will give you some ideas on how to decorate yours.

Do some crafting with your kids, grandkids, etc. and create some great memories! XO!

Easy Side Step Card Tutorial

This is a very easy tutorial to follow to create a simple Side Step Card. Using an A2 size card (5 ½ by 8 ½)

  1. On the 5 ½ side of the card stock (portrait), line it up on your trimmer on the 3 inches mark.
  2. Using your side ruler, cut the cardstock using your trimming blade from the 1 inch mark up to 6 ½ inches down.
  3. Turn your cardstock clockwise (now we are on the 81/2 inch side), start scoring up to the cut line. Score at 2”, 4”, 5 ¼”, 6 ½” and 7 ½”
  4. Turn your cardstock on the other side, and score at 4 ¼”
  5. Fold your card stock as shown the video.

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Gatefold Shutter Card

When I saw this video posted by France Martin, I immediately wanted to recreate this card and share with my subscribers.  I thought this card is not only unique, but also stylish.  I wanted to make my version a lot easier and I hope I achieved that on this video.  I chose a simple black and white color scheme and I thought it turned out so pretty.

Materials Used:

Card Base — Very Vanilla Card Stock — cut at 8 ½ by 5 ½, then score at 2 1/8 and 6 3/8

Shutter — Basic Black card stock (2 pieces) — cut at 3 ½ by 4. On the 4 inch side, score both pieces at ½ inch. Then on 3 ½ side pencil mark at 1 ¾ then mark at 2 inches to find the center so you can cut the fish tail for the shutter.

Center Piece — Basic Black card stock — cut at 3 by 5 ½. DSP cut at 2 ¾ x 5 1/4 . Adhere together using your TG or tombow glue. Use your large circle punch or circle framelits to cut a hole on the middle piece. This will create the window to your shutter card.

Shutter DSP — DSP cut at 5 ¼ by 1 7/8.

Bellyband — 1 by 11 inches. Fold on your card to create the bellyband. Don’t make it too tight so it can still slide in and out. Decorate according to your style.


Score board and scoring tool or stylus
Bone Folder
Stampin Dimensionals or foam dots
Mini Glue Dots
Adhesive (tape runner of Tombow glue)
Circle Framelits (about 1 ¾ inch. In diameter)
Pansy Punch
Boho Blossoms Punch
Petite Petals Punch


Birdhouse Tea Light Holder-DIY Mini Milk Carton


Spring is already in full bloom where I am and in fact, it is already getting hot over here.  I know some of you are still experiencing snow and hoping that it’ll be over soon.   Maybe crafting is the best way to deal with snow days.  So here is a little cute project that I hope will cheer you all up.

I don’t have the mini milk carton die from Stampin Up.  I saw this tutorial by Sam of PootlesPapercraft and I was just so thrilled since I didn’t have to purchase the die to make these boxes. She made hers as a treat holder but I wanted mine to look like a bird house and make it as a home decor.  So I added the roof, and the tea light.  Thank you Sam for this inspiration and for giving us the measurements.  I tried to make this video as short as possible so some of the boring scenes have been fast-forwarded for your benefit.

Mini Milk Carton:

Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock – 8 1/4 x 5 1/2″

Score on the 8 ¼  side at 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 5 5/8, 7 1/2″

Score on the 5 1/2 side at 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 5″


Chocolate Chip Cardstock – 1 7/8 by 5 (embossed using the textured arrow embossing folder)


Trimmer and Scoring Board

Bird Builder Punch

Paper Snips

TIEF Arrow embossing folder

Sticky Strip

Circle Punch

Scallop Trim Punch

Polka Dot Parade Stamp Set


Valentine Pop-Up Card Tutorial

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The tutorial on this video is just to show you how to create an A2 size Pop-Up card that fits in a regular A2 envelope; but you can decorate it according to your own taste and style.   The possibilities are endless!

Materials used:

Main card — Card Stock is cut at 9 inches by 5 ½ inches
(on the 9 inches side — score your card stock at 2 1/8, 4 ¼, 6 3/8 and 8 ½
(on the 5 ½ inches side — score your card stock at 2 ¾ inches)

Tabs in the middle of the card:

Card stock cut at 3 1/8 by 3 1/8 score at ½ inch and 2 5/8 — (We will cut this in half as I showed on the video to create the middle tabs in the card and these will hold your decoration).

Fold the scored tabs and put sticky strip and insert and adhere to your basic card.

Mini Glue Dots (Item No. 103683)

Sticky Strip

Acetate sheets

I hope you enjoyed this video. If you have any questions, please feel free to send me a message.. Craft with your loved ones and create some memories. Happy crafting!