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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!


Stamping Ink Watercolour Card with Stampin Up Lovely Wishes

Stamping Ink Watercolour Card with Stampin Up Lovely Wishes

Today let’s welcome spring with a stamping ink watercolour card with Stampin Up Lovely Wishes set.

But first, I have a question for you.  Do you think watercolour is WAAAY beyond your card making skills? Something that only advanced cardmakers can pull off? Then hold your hat, because you’re about to have those ideas blown away!

Watercolouring takes so many different forms, and this technique is one of the easiest I know, with the most reliable results. Let’s see.

stamping ink watercolour card

Can you see where the watercolour is? Take a closer peek.

stamping ink watercolour card

See how soft those green vine leaves are? THAT’S the watercolour technique. And to get that effect you only need four things:

  1. one solid stamp image
  2. a dye-based ink pad like our Classic Stampin’ pads
  3. your Stampin’ Spritzer filled with plain water
  4. good watercolour paper

Let me give you the how-to for a stamping ink watercolour card:

  1. Ink your solid stamp well with Classic Stampin’ pad
  2. Hold stamp about 6-8” away from you and spritz image with Stampin’ Spritzer about 3-4 times (TIP1: experiment a bit to see just how many spritzes you need. The ink needs to be wet enough to “bleed” on the paper but not so wet, it bleeds so you cannot see the original stamp shape any longer.)
  3. Stamp immediately onto watercolour paper. (TIP2: hold your stamp in place a 3-5 seconds so the ink/water mixture has time to seep into the fibres.)
  4. Spritz image and stamp again if desired. (TIP3: each time you re-spritz and stamp, your image will be lighter and lighter. I usually do this 1-2 times maximum before re-inking my stamp.)
  5. Let dry and stamp the open line leaves on top in Basic Black Archival ink. (TIP4: ink your stamp well and use firm pressure on your “bumpier” watercolour paper to get a good strong image.)


stamping ink watercolour card

Let’s talk a bit about the rest of the card.

I added the Peekaboo Peach blossoms randomly along the vine after everything was dry (which happens in a flash with this technique). And since those blossoms look a lot like butterflies to me😊, I embossed the Fluttering folder with my Big Shot on my large Peekaboo Peach panel. But look close because for a bit more interest, I embossed only about half of the cardstock.

Then I matted both my stamped image and my peach background with Pear Pizzazz and adhered them to a folded Basic Black card. My final touch is a cute shimmery Pear Pizzazz bow.  (In case you hadn’t noticed this fun fold card and my simple birthday box, the Shimmery ribbon is my FAVE this year – flexible enough to make pretty bows like this but sturdy enough to hold its shape.)

If you’re “bow challenged”, learn how to make your own perfect little bow every single time with my quick video tutorial.

stamping ink watercolour card

And once thing I always do with black cards? Create an insert. This one I framed with the same stamps and colours to tie it all together.

Now you see how pretty the Lovely Wishes set is, are you wondering where it is? I think it’s a bit of a hidden gem in the Occasions catalogue, maybe because it’s way back on page 50.

If you’re a tried & true two-step stamper (bet you can’t say that three times fast!), this set is a beautiful addition to your collection. Spring cards, Mother’s Day, Easter, Valentine’s, birthdays, congrats, graduation… and I’m even going to pull it out for fall projects. You’ll use this one over and over again.

Plus I really like the greetings.  With a font that’s just a little wonky so we don’t HAVE to get it perfectly straight 😋, it’s easy for this 50-plus crafter!

OK now it’s time for you to dive in and give a stamping ink watercolour card with Stampin Up Lovely Wishes a try. Make sure you don’t forget about Sale-a-bration! There’s still lots of free gift choices available when you spend either $60 or $120! I really do appreciate you choosing to spend your crafting dollars with me.  Thank you.

stamping ink watercolour card

Aren’t you glad spring has arrived?  Do you feel like winter has been about 14 months long? Me too!

So I’m MORE than ready for some spring sunshine and warmth to melt away our snow. And with all that extra water lying around, why not make a stamping ink watercolour card with Stampin Up Lovely Wishes?


Simple Handmade Birthday Cards with Patterned Paper

Simple Handmade Birthday Cards with Patterned Paper

If you’re pressed for time there’s nothing quicker than to make simple handmade birthday cards with patterned paper. I should know, because it seems I’m ALWAYS running behind.

You’d think with the type of work I do, I’d have loads of cards ready to go right? If only!! So let me show you how I whip up super fun and fast cards when my husband has the car running and I’ve got one shoe on!

simple handmade birthday cards with patterned paper

No kidding! Does that ever happen to you? You think you have ALL the time in the world and you’re dilly dallying around…and then WHAM! You realize you’re supposed to be out the door, with make up and EVERYTHING in 20 minutes? With a yummy homemade dessert AND a chilled bottle of wine? And with a handmade card? YIKES!

Well, I might not have the answers for the yummy homemade dessert (although you could check out my Pinterest Recipes board for a sweet one 😋). But I do know how to slap together a pretty mean handmade card in mere minutes!! Even one with a sumptuous bow like this Shimmer Black one!

simple handmade birthday cards with patterned paper

Just like with this other fast and fun birthday box, the Picture Perfect Birthday designer series paper stack comes to the rescue! It really IS perfect for just about anyone…kids, adults, husbands (not that your husband isn’t an adult 😁), grandparents, boys, girls… With such bright and cheery patterns, I know your family and friends will be delighted to get this card.

You can find it on page 5 of the Occasions catalogue. It’s a steal of a deal at only $12.50 Cdn for 48 sheets! That’s only 26 CENTS a piece! But you’re going to want to get your package soon before it’s no longer available!  (we’re more than half way through the Occasions catalogue already!)


So what are the timesavers on this card?

  • super colourful patterned paper that does ALL the work so you don’t have to!
  • simple two panel layering
  • a stitched oval die cut already cut out and waiting in my bin on my desk
  • only one stamped image with lots of personality

Here’s all you need to do for this simple handmade birthday cards with patterned paper


  • Lemon-Lime Twist 4 1/4” x 9”, scored at 3 1/2”
  • Basic Black 4” x 5 1/4”
  • Picture Perfect Birthday DSP – 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
  • Whisper White Thick – scrap 2 1/2” x 3 1/2” (or a pre-cut stitched oval)
  • Black shimmer ribbon – about 18”

simple handmade birthday cards with patterned paper


  1. Stamp greeting in Memento ink on middle of stitched oval die cut. Turn over and apply Stampin’ Dimensionals (4)
  2. Glue patterned paper to Basic Black. Wrap ribbon around from the back and tie into a bow just left of the middle (TIP1: don’t skimp on your ribbon here and then it’s just like you’re tying your shoe!) (TIP2: I place my card so I’m looking at it from the top and then tie my bow. I usually get the tails going the right way then!)
  3. Apply glue to front of folded card and place balloon panel on top.
  4. Remove backing from Stampin’ Dimensionals and place over top of ribbon on right hand side. (TIP3: It’s best not to glue your ribbon in place in case you need to slide it to the left or right to get your oval placed properly.)

OK, now it’s up to you! But hey, don’t be like me. Grab the Picture Perfect Party paper and make up a bunch of these so you have them to pull out at a moment’s notice. Here’s the short list of supplies!

simple handmade birthday cards with patterned paper

Like I said in this post, it took me a little while to warm up to this particular designer paper. But don’t you find that’s the case for a lot of things in a catalogue? But once you see it in action and then get a pack and play with it you wonder how you lived without it?

So pick up a package today so you’re not disappointed when it’s no longer available. Then create a bunch of simple handmade birthday cards with patterned paper so you never have to be running out the door and stamping at the same time again – like me!

Stampin Up You Move Me Shutter Card

Stampin Up You Move Me Shutter Card

How fun is this Stampin Up You Move Me shutter card? My friend and fellow demonstrator Anita brought it to swap at our last Kreative Kanucks Team Stamping Party?

With such a great interactive card, I knew you’d want to see too! Anita says she “totally CASE’d it from Billie Moan”, retired Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. CASE means “Copy and Share Everything” and that’s what we demonstrators do just like you!

I have to say, I wasn’t all that thrilled with the set in the catalogue.  What about you?  But when you see it in person, it is super cute! There’s both a hummingbird and this butterfly to make a pretty moving image when you stamp them on a movable tag behind the shutter. Isn’t it perfect for spring?

stampin up you move me shutter card

So I have a few questions for you…

  1. Would you love to get together with paper crafting friends and share ideas like Anita did with us?
  2. Are there WAY too many post-it notes marking your Stampin’ Up! catalogue pages? (You know, all the things you want AND need but your budget just doesn’t stretch that far?)
  3. Do you think you’d like to have a fun way to make a bit of moola to spend on more Stampin’ UP! supplies?

Well, in the words of Monty Hall, “Have I got a deal for you!” From now until March 31st, this is the BEST time to join my team, the Kreative Kanucks. Why?

You get to pick not one, but TWO stamp sets (of ANY dollar amount) for FREE to add to your Starter Kit! (A value of up to $132). So if you have your eye on a couple of the larger dollar value sets, this is your chance!

But there are TONS more reasons to join my team now too! You can:

  • get paid to PLAY in your craft room! (can you say that about many jobs?)
  • instantly get a 20% discount on every current Stampin’ Up! product
  • see – and play with – the NEW product, catalogues and supplies before everyone else (like the NEW annual catalogue coming this June)
  • make friends with paper crafters all over the world, and right in your own back yard
  • receive up to $165 in current catalogue products for only $135 in your Starter Kit
  • build your own Starter Kit with anything in any current Stampin’ Up! Catalogue
  • get a FREE business builder kit
  • have all of this and get FREE shipping on your Starter Kit

You haven’t really got anything to lose. So are you ready? Say YES and JOIN NOW!

What’s a Kreative Kanucks Team Stamping Party? When you join my team, we get together every couple months to share great ideas like this. It’s always fun to see what other Stampin’ Up! demos are creating.

And since each of us LOVE different things out of the catalogue we get to see many of the sets and bundles in action that we don’t have. (Yes, while we may want EVERYTHING, the same ever-present budget that you have means we need to pick and choose, too!) Great bundles like the Stampin Up You Move Me shutter card Anita shared with us.

stampin up you move me

Now I know you probably have lots of questions. That’s what I’m here for. Give me a shout and I’ll be happy to answer any you have.

And in the meantime, if you just gotta have the You Move Me set and all the supplies Anita used, here they are! Simply click on an image to order it from me and have it arrive on your doorstep in about a week.

stampin up you move me

Doing what I love, sharing with others and building a flexible and rewarding business are just a few of the reasons I decided to join Stampin’ Up! But I know there are as many different reasons as there are paper crafters. Many want to take advantage of getting their Stampin’ Up! items at a discount, most fall in love with the exceptional product. Others can’t live without the ease of the perfect colour coordination.

What’s your reason? Maybe it’ll be the Stampin Up You Move Me shutter card that you could be making right away with items in your Starter Kit – come on in and join the fun now!



Learn Brush Marker Lettering with Stampin Write Markers

Learn Brush Marker Lettering with Stampin Write Markers

Want to learn brush marker lettering with Stampin Write markers? It’s super fun, on trend, and the best part? You don’t have to go anywhere to learn! I come to YOU with my step-by-step videos and lettering guide sheets to help you learn – and master – this fun lettering style.

See it action!

Once you start lettering with your Stampin’ Writes, the sky’s the limit on how you’re going to use your new skill. Journals, scrapbook pages, home decor – and of course, paper crafting.

Make cards just like I did on these thank you’s I sent to customers a few weeks ago.

learn brush marker lettering with Stampin write markers

How about we take a closer look at one?

learn brush marker lettering with stampin write markers

So why exactly do I know you will absolutely LOVE when you…

Learn brush marker lettering with Stampin Write markers?

  1. You can create ANY greeting you want ANY time you want to
  2. Your marker colour perfectly COORDINATES with your card
  3. You can create awesome gifts for loved ones just like these – in minutes!
  4. Your envelopes will WOW your postman (not to mention your card recipient! ☺️) Take a look at this one I sent to my friend a while ago.

Plus…you get unlimited access to my pdf guide sheets and detailed videos. So you get to learn at your OWN pace, according to your OWN schedule.

learn brush marker lettering with stampin write markers

So let’s talk a bit about this card!

Don’t these cheerful colours just POP off the page at you? The Sale-a-bration Bubbles & Fizz paper (FREE until March 31st) is so darn happy, I had to use it for thank you’s. After all, what’s NOT to love about Calypso Coral, Lemon-Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight all mixed together with Basic Grey and Whisper White?

Recognize the “YOU”? The Celebrate You thinlits are another FREE Sale-a-bration item and are perfect for this card. I ran the YOU through the Big Shot several times in the bold colours so I could mix up my cards a bit.

While my cards are thank you’s, what else could you make once you’ve got the brush marker lettering figured out? How about “thinking of you” or “for you” or “a wish for you”.  I bet you can easily think up a couple more you’d make!

A TIP: Because the designer paper has lots of colour and patterns, my banner and the card itself add a spot of “rest” for the eye. Simple gray on white lettering with a grey card are not too busy and stand out much better than if we had lettered directly onto some patterned paper.

Want to get started right away with your own brush marker lettering?

So what do you need to brush marker letter?  Really only TWO things:

  1. some paper
  2. a Stampin Write marker  – my favourite choice for beginner letterers.  See why I think so here.

…plus a ruler, pencil and eraser, that’s it!

And you know what?  Take my online lowercase brush marker lettering right now, and you’ll be creating cards just like these before next week!  Here’s all you need to get started!

So did you take the plunge and sign on? Or do you think you haven’t got enough skill in your little pinky to make letters like mine?

If that’s the case, I’ve got two words for you! Tish tosh!!

Of course you can! I’ve taught all kinds of folks so I know that absolutely everyone can master this lettering with a little practice! I walk you step-by-step through all the strokes so it’s just like I’m there peeking right over your shoulder with my marker in hand!

Go head, click that button! There’s no time like NOW to learn brush marker lettering with Stampin Write markers!

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