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Make a Twist Fold Card for Fathers Day This Year | Video

Make a Twist Fold Card for Fathers Day This Year | Video

Wow your special guy and make a twist fold card for Fathers Day this year!  It’s super easy once you take a look at my short video.  

See my tips (especially when I have a bit of a blooper on-screen 😬) to craft this card with the manly True Gentleman suite.  Let’s take a peek.

he'll love a handmade card for fathers day this year

Your guy will be scratching his head wondering how you made this neat shaped card.  And it gets better!  When he opens it up, look what’s inside!

My inside greeting is for a birthday to show the versatility of this set!  Father’s Day, birthday, congrats…a perfect all occasion card!

make a twist fold gift card for fathers day this year

Before we skip to the video, here is everything I use in it to make this neat card.  See what you have in your stash to follow along or grab yours today with a quick click of the mouse!  Thanks so much for shopping with me…it keeps this blog running!

Do you like simple? Then this card is for you.  

Fast and easy to put together, there are just a couple tips to keep in mind:

  • Score the diagonal on your card FIRST
  • Be smarter than your designer series paper! (See what I mean in the video!)  

So let’s get right to it and make a twist fold card for Fathers Day this year!  

(Psst, watch right to the end as I give you steps for inserting into your envelope!)


Make a Twist Fold Card for Fathers Day this Year


See?  Pretty simple once you’ve got those cuts and folds figured out.  

Now it’s your turn.  I’d love to see your own creations.  Email me a pic here.

make a truly tailored card for fathers day this year


Do you remember the awesome Candy Cane Lane paper from a couple Christmas’ ago?  Here is the exact same card decorated with those lovely patterns for a Christmas gift (if you’re really a planner, you could even get busy with your holiday wishes with this card 😄).


make a cool card for fathers day this year

If you like to surprise someone with a card that’s different, this one’s a winner.  So why not make a twist fold card for Fathers Day this year and see his puzzled, but super impressed, expression when you hand it to him!


Handmade Unicorn Birthday Gift Boxes

Handmade Unicorn Birthday Gift Boxes

These handmade unicorn birthday gift boxes will thrill any little girl!  And who knows, maybe even a bit bigger gal?  Sparkly, sweet, pink and with a pretty unicorn to celebrate a special day.  Stay tuned!  I share all the measurements to make your own with your Simply Scored and some Tear & Tape. 

The Magical Day bundle has been ULTRA popular this winter – but now it’s retiring!  

All kinds of mythical creatures…fire spouting dragons, wily wizards, mystical mermaids, knights in shining armour, not just unicorns!  There’s something here for guys and gals, kids and the young at heart! You’re going to want to pick it up at 10% off before it’s gone for good!  

And if you’re a girly-girl this pretty pink box might call your name!

handmade unicorn birthday ideas

Sweet yes?  If you’re of a certain “vintage”, you may have played with My Little Pony toys from the 80’s (which then became a movie)?  Such cute little animals and unicorns…and you could brush their pink and blue manes.   (I’m about to age myself ☺️) I remember babysitting little tykes who had these sweet little toys! 

But there’s WAAAY more ways to use this bundle.  Heck, who knows a Harry Potter fan?  Or Game of Thrones?  Think of all the possibilities for themed parties and get togethers!

But let’s get back to my handmade unicorn birthday gift boxes…

handmade unicorn birthday box to make

Let’s see, how many “girly” details are there?

  • Sweet galloping unicorns
  • Pretty Powder pink paper
  • Shiny silver washi tape
  • Sparkly Wink of Stella colouring
  • Silvery textured stars
  • Silky powder pink ribbon tied in a bow

Enough to please even the toughest five year old critic!

Handmade Unicorn Birthday Gift Boxes

So now we’ve established that there’s not too many girls who wouldn’t think this box was the cat’s meow, how about some of the deets so you can get busy?

It stands almost 6 1/4” high and is a perfect 2 7/8” square shape.   The ribbon will slide right off and the lid pops off so you have lots of space for your gift.

handmade unicorn birthday

Here are your measurements:

  • Powder Pink cardstock – 9” x 12”
  • Unicorn (Myths & Magic) designer paper lid – 6” x 6”


  1. Score on the long (12”) side at 2 7/8”, 5 3/4”, 8 5/8” and 11 1/2″
  2. Turn 90 degrees and score on the short (9”) side at 2 7/8″


  1. Score on all 4 sides at 1 1/2″

handmade unicorn birthday for girl

Let’s Make the Unicorn Tag

I cut out out the tag with the Celebrations Thinlits (also retiring that I’m almost a bit distressed about 😢)  This has been an absolute favourite of mine this year and I’ve used it over and over. You might remember this Christmas tag?  (PSSST, rumour has it this beautiful Year of cheer paper and washi tape is in the Updated Clearance Rack at a super great deal!).  

  1. First, the stars are heat embossed with Versamark ink and silver embossing powder.  
  2. Then a strip of the gorgeous glittery Myths & Magic washi tape is wrapped completely around the bottom.  (TIP1: this tape is not super sticky so add some SNAIL to get it to stay stuck down.)  (TIP2: wrap it all the way around and overlap in the back so you don’t see a torn edge because the back of the tag will be written on.)
  3. Our pretty unicorn is stamped with Basic Black Archival ink on Shimmery White cardstock (are you noticing the sparkly trend here 🤗?)  The matching framelit cuts her out perfectly!
  4. To add colour, I picked up my clear Wink of Stella for her body and my Real Red Wink of Stella for her mane.  Check out my video to see how you can have every Stampin Up Wink of Stella colour if you want!
  5. Mini dimensionals hold her in place over the sparkly silver tape.
  6. I used about a 30” piece of the pretty Powder Pink finely woven ribbon.  It’s super flexible but has enough body to hold your tied bow and tag.  (TIP3:  Place the ribbon under the bottom, pull up to the top and insert the tag onto one end.  It doesn’t need to be tied because there’s enough body to hold it in place – BONUS!)

Now it’s your turn!  Everything you need to make these pretty handmade unicorn birthday gift boxes is right here!  The Magical Day bundle is retiring and is sure to sell out pretty quick so don’t miss out on saving 10% now!  

Thanks for shopping with me!

handmade unicorn birthday box to make

We always need a little bit of magic in our lives!  That “what if” element takes us all back to when EVERYTHING was possible!  And the Magical Day bundle is one way to add a touch of whimsy quickly and easily to all your cards and gift giving.

Get out your paper crafting supplies and get a start on these super sweet boxes.  After all, what little girl wouldn’t LOVE to get handmade unicorn gift boxes on her special day?

Adorable Easy Last Minute Easter Card | VIDEO

Adorable Easy Last Minute Easter Card | VIDEO

Don’t be fooled – my adorable easy last minute Easter card is a SNAP to make! Even with this sweet little fold, the scalloped circle die cutout and the cute punchart bunny, you’ve got LOADS of time to make one before Easter. My VIDEO gives you all the steps to get them done hippity hop!

And once you get crafting, I’ll bet you can’t stop at only one!

easy last minute easter card

Did you notice the fun fold? Sort of like a diorama card, but quite a bit simpler. Take a closer peek.

easy last minute easter card

The great thing about this card is it folds absolutely flat AND fits into a standard sized envelope.  Then once your family and friends open it up, it pops out and stands on its own, creating a little shadow box.

Remember that bunny (hint: he was on a tag last time)?  Shake up your colours so he takes centre stage and all you need are a few punches and adhesive. Make him along with me in about 5 minutes with my video tutorial.

Then once your bunny is ready to go, here’s what else you’ll need for your simple fold card.


  • Whisper White cardstock – 2 pieces 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”
  • Fresh Florals designer series paper – 3 7/8” x 5 1/8” Powder PInk
  • Smoky Slate scrap
  • 1/4” Whisper White organza ribbon – piece about 7” long

Let’s make an easy last minute Easter card!

Ready for the video? Settle in for a short 10 minutes for my fun fold Easter card with my punch happy bunny.

How about a couple other ideas that won’t take much time? Maybe an embossed bunny?

Or perhaps a trio of Easter bunnies?

easy last minute easter card

So now it’s time to hop to it!!  However you decide to fancy up your sweet punchart Easter bunny for gift giving, he’s sure to bring a smile to everyone he meets. If you need a punch or two to make him yourself, here’s everything I used. I’m grateful you choose to order your supplies from me.

easy last minute easter card

Did you watch the video? 👍 And now you’ve got your supplies out and are punching and scoring up an Easter storm? I sure hope so!

Both your rascally rabbit and simple fold card will get rave reviews this holiday. And although you can make this adorable easy last minute Easter card, I’m sure you’ll make tons for other occasions with this simple design!


Punch a Cute Easter Bunny Gift Tag

Punch a Cute Easter Bunny Gift Tag

Let’s pull out some punches and punch a cute Easter bunny gift tag! This little fella is a-DOR-able! And so quick and easy to make once you see my short video.

And I’ll bet you have most of the supplies already in your craft stash! Let’s take a peek at how sweet he is.

punch a cute easter bunny gift tag

Cute huh? And to make the bunny by himself, there’s hardly any supplies. A few punches, paper and some adhesive and you’re all set. I want to show you what they are so you can grab them and follow along with the video to make your own!



punch a cute easter bunny gift tag

I placed my bunny on a simple Smoky Slate tag to dress up some Easter table treats. If you wanted to do the same, there are just a couple more items you might need out on your crafting table.



So did you watch the video and punch a cute Easter bunny gift tag too? I hope so!  (And did you find out he’s just a tad addictive too? 😜)

Once I got started crafting, I just couldn’t stop so I’ve got about 25 ready for my Easter brunch – and only about 10 guests! (Either I need a bigger house or I’m ready for next year too!)

If you love this little guy, you may also find these sour cream carrots fun too!

punch a cute easter bunny gift tag

Here I’ve used a glue dot to attach my tag to a window box I made with my Gift Bag punch board (I think I may have gone just a little punch crazy today). If you look closely at this one, you might notice I scrunched up the tail just a smidge before I glued it on for a little interest.

punch a cute easter bunny gift tag

And I’m not done yet!  I’ve got a couple other projects I’m going to share over the next little bit too so be sure to check back to see how else I’ve dressed him up for the holiday.

In the meantime, thanks for checking out my video and I just might get an even bigger bunny fix and punch a cute Easter bunny gift tag – or two – before I put my tools away!


You Might Ask Is THAT An Easter Treat Box?

You Might Ask Is THAT An Easter Treat Box?

When you see today’s project, you might ask is that an Easter treat box? Or is it a birthday treat box? Or maybe even is that a congrats treat box? To make it even MORE confusing, I made it with the Lots to Love Box framelits, and if you’re not a Valentine’s crafter, you might’ve missed it in the Occasions catalogue.

You know I really should have named this blog post “How to Get More Mileage From Your Crafting Purchases” since I want you to go away thinking about them just a wee bit differently. So let’s dive in and although you might ask is that an Easter treat box initially, I think you’ll start to see LOTS of other possibilities too.

you might ask is that an easter treat box

So at first glance, you might’ve picked the birthday box. After all, it IS made with the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set and designer series paper. And there’s not a single bunny or Easter egg in sight. Plus the greeting talks about celebrating “brilliant fabulous you!” So yes, I agree our box could be congrats or birthday.

But take another look at those beautiful spring colours. Peekaboo Peach, Pool Party, Lemon-Lime Twist, Berry Burst. Tell me just how many Easter eggs you’ve dyed in exactly those colours in the past! And what about that little peek of turquoise glimmer paper, the Lemon-Lime Twist ombre ribbon or the Pumpkin Pie sequins? They are ALL perfect for this fun spring holiday I’d wager.

And what about the paper design? It’s really just some streamers and mixed ribbon. It doesn’t HAVE to be birthday, it could be just about anything celebratory.

And it’s a simple box…which could work for just about ANY occasion!

you might ask is that an easter treat box

So In Case You Might Ask Is THAT An Easter Treat Box?

So what exactly does this mean for us paper crafters? We CAN get all kinds of versatility from our stamp sets, dies and papers, simply by looking at them a bit differently and making smart purchasing choices.

How do you do that? The next time you’re in the mood for something new in the craft supplies world, start by asking yourself these questions:

Designer Series Paper

  • Are there multiple colours I can use for more than one occasion? (And do you have the matching stamp pads and cardstock already?)
  • Are there lots of designs I absolutely LOVE in the package? (Because then you’ll USE them up.)
  • Is the size good for multiple projects? (For example is 6x6 big enough for everything you might want to make with the paper?)

Stamp Set

  • Is there a coordinating set of framelits for the stamp set? (To make your crafting life quicker and easier.)
  • How many different techniques can I have fun with with this set? (There are SO many techniques out there, what are your favourites and can the set handle at least two or three?)
  • How many different ways could I use this stamp set? (For example let’s look at the Sure Do Love You set below)


you might ask is that an easter treat box

How many different uses do you see? I see: anniversary, birthay, weddings, congratulations, thinking of you, spring and of course Valentine’s (see my fun fold Valentine I made with it).


  • Are some of the dies generic enough for multiple applications? (Think stars, circles, squares, hearts, ovals that you will use over and over again.)
  • Will the dies make my paper crafting more efficient? (Like cutting out and scoring a fun box rather than making one from scratch.)
  • Is there at least ONE die that is an absolute MUST-HAVE? (Like the box in Lots to Love Box framelits or the two nested heart shapes.)


  • Could I use this for at least three different events I will be crafting for – in the next three months? (Giving yourself a timeline is really important so you KNOW you’ll pull it out and use it as soon as it arrives!)

There are so many others I could suggest but I’ll save those for future blog posts.  Now I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes I stray a bit from my own advice. (Did I really NEED the Beautiful You stamp set when I haven’t used it once in almost a year?!!  Yikes!) But I do try and now you’ve got some of the key questions to ask, how do your current supplies measure up?

I knew I’d use the Lots to Love Box framelits and the Picture Perfect Birthday designer series paper for multiple projects over many years. Anytime I can get a template for a box or treat holder, I’m IN!  If you’re the same just click on the image below and have tons of fun creating!

you might ask is that an easter treat box

So the next time you’re browsing a new catalogue and you’ve got a post-it note on EVERY page, come back to this post. You might ask yourself is that an Easter treat box – or birthday or congrats or Father’s Day or sympathy – and you might be able to narrow down some of those post-its.


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