TBT – Apron Invite

My Throwback Thursday Post today. Pulling some older items and adding them to my current blog. This file was part of one of my past Quarterly Membership Clubs. If you want me to add this to the KNK store comment below and I will work on getting it uploaded. For now here are some more photos. Enjoy! Chris

Here is a really cute invite created by my friend Heidi with my apron invite from the qmc. This file has the words “you’re invited” and the apron cut in the file. My friend is throwing a cookie decorating party. However, you could this invite for food parties, cookie swaps, or food drives for your local food bank. How about cute thank you’s for that after the dinner party hostess gifts. Or a gift card holder for dinner out. I just can’t stop thinking of the ideas. I hope you cut it and enjoy! Have a wonderful pre-thanksgiving evening. I am resting and hoping my cold goes away before tomorrow and tonight my guys make their apple pies. Lots of great sights and smells.

Happy Thanksgiving!

***Updated May , 2012 for Card A Day Blog**
Here are some additional photos of the invite with the apron opened up a little and to see how it is made. Enjoy!

This photo you can see the glue dot on the left just barely where it holds the pocket closed.

and here is one with the invite inside the pocket of the Apron.

Pink Birthday Card



I have a collaboration Birthday card to share today. I have some Copic Markers and my son really wanted to use them. I had an extra print of some digi-stamps and so he colored in and left it on my color clipboard. It was wonderful because I needed a birthday card for my God Daughter. Perfect time for a collaboration birthday card. Lots of fun and he totally smiled when he saw it finished on my studio table. Love that!


-My son colored with Copic Markers
-I have no idea where the digi stamp came from. Just found it in my downloads.
-I used a cuttlebug to emboss the Happy Birthday pattern on the pink paper
-Some red and white gingham ribbon, red cardstock and pink cardstock all from my studio.
-Stickles on the heart
– Silver heart (covering a woops) and 3 rhinestones found in drawers in my studio.
-Fiskars scissors for material used on the paper to cut the jagged edge.
-Working with my Son’s Project. Priceless

Although Copic Markers are pricey and it can be stressful the ends will get bent, I find my Son is very respectful of my things when I let him borrow them. I cannot imagine having said no and missing this opportunity to have a collaboration card. This is not how I would have colored this image at all. I love what he did with it and it will be perfect to accompany our gift.  If you have little ones around, try inviting  them into your space, your craft room, and see how they can inspire you.


Sunburst Card Cuts



Still celebrating my move to a new space. Woohoo!

Today, I am offering you a file to make your own sunburst/starburst card. I cut this to create a 4×6 card. I cut 4 different papers and created 4 different sunbursts. One I used on my handsome Hubby’s card, another I cut to use in my project life and the others I put in my to use pile. They will be quick and useable for birthday cards etc. You can increase the size of the file and make a larger burst or two.

I like these cards. Pretty fun and full of color if you choose the right papers.

I will post the rest of my card pictures later in the week.



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Valentine’s Day Card – wood grain


I created this card after purchasing a Paper Studio Embossing Folder on a binge shop at Hobby Lobby. That store can be so dangerous. And it was on sale for a few dollars. I used the wood grain for Valentine’s Day, but originally purchased it because they had some very “guy” style folders. I am constantly on the quest for non-frilly with my guys.

A very easy card. and not to fooffy. I hope you Enjoy!

Embossed brown paper, Scuffed it up a bit
Used a heart paddle punch to cut the heart.
Glued some red scrap behind it and left it to dry.
Then printed the verbage and glue the card to the front.

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Name Book

I posted this on the forum at Paperthreads in their new gallery. Don’t forget to check it out. I made this for my friend Raquel and she seemed to like it. Thought I would share it here. The possibilities are never ending when it comes to the cutter. I got this idea off the UK scrapbookers website and knew it was perfect right away for a birthday gift. Her name is spelled out on the right hand side of the book in large puffy letters.