Sweet Boho Animal Boxes

What do you get when you start with a versatile, self-closing box and add cute little animal faces? You get my sweet Animal Boxes by Sizzix of course! They are so simple to make and can be embellished to be used without the faces but the magic happens when you add the various eyes and […]

Travel Journal Page

I am more of a “wanderer” than a “traveler” so perhaps I should be creating a Wander Journal. The difference is that the eventual destination is more random in spite of pre-planning. But this hasn’t deterred me from starting a journal {which has been difficult to just decide what kind of journal to start}. Gathering […]

Last Minute Father’s Day Gift

Here’s a quick, last minute Father’s Day gift idea that costs very little. The inspiration came to me when I saw my coworkers pinning photos and drawings on their walls. I thought that there must be a better way to highlight the rotating gallery of art and photos without putting holes in the original pieces. […]

Thank You Notes of Gratitude

I hope people still appreciate thank you notes. It seems a bit of a lost art. I enjoy making and giving handmade thank you notes because I sincerely feel gratitude for the thoughtfulness of others. I made a handful of these little cards and it took me longer to write the sentiment inside than it […]

Sizzix Flat Fold Box – Mini Suitcase

Super simple project using my Flat Fold Box by Sizzix. This little gift box can hold gift cards, business cards and Fujifilm Instax Mini photos which makes it perfect for sharing. And you can make several of these ahead of time and store them flat until ready to use. Supplies used: Sizzix Big Shot Machine […]

DIY Custom Gold Sizzix Lettering Tote

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. Between work and the holidays, I have been busier than usual but the fact is… a Makers Gonna Make no matter how busy. I’ve had a few days to relax and unwind so I decided to create a fun tote bag using my Sizzix Alphabet script dies and […]

Bindable Dies by Sizzix

They say that necessity is the mother of invention and so it goes with my new Bindable dies that I designed for Sizzix. These dies create edges so that they snap into the binding of various planners and notebooks. I created a quick video to explain how it works because words cannot describe the simplicity […]

Rinea Paper Foil Sponsored Blog Hop

Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection November Sponsored Blog Hop featuring Rinea Paper Foil products by GlobalCrafting. Enter to win a giveaway prize on the DCC blog by leaving a comment on my post and using the Rafflecopter widget on the DCC blog post. The paper foil product was supplied by the manufacturer but all opinions are […]

Embroidered Felt Flower Pillow

This month’s Designer Crafts Connection theme is Favorite Designer Products. As it so happens, my Home Décor Ampersand die from Sizzix has just been released and is currently my favorite designer product. I’ve already shown a project I made using the large Ampersand here so I wanted to show the versatility of this die set by […]

Sizzix Home Decor Ampersand Die

I am excited to share one of my new Sizzix Home Décor dies. It is a unique Ampersand die set that is more versatile than it may first appear.   The fun part of this Ampersand is that it cuts a positive and negative shape that are both great designs. For this project on the record above […]