Saturday, August 24

Joy's Life Fun Card Folds Birthday Blog Hop!

 I'm so glad you could stop by the Crafty Kitten for Joy's Life's Fun Card Folds Birthday Blog Hop

  This will be my last Blog Hop post for awhile as a member of Joy's team so it's a little bittersweet.  Everything's going ok...I'm just taking a little time off to craft for the holidays and do some traveling.  :)

If you came here from Lori's blog, then you're in the right place.   If you stumbled on this post, and want experience all the fun from the beginning, you can start here.

For this hop, I decided to do what I call a Modified Gate Fold Card.  Here's a pic of it closed.

Here's what it looks like when you swing the gates open. 

The stamp I used is from Joy's Yummy Puns set.  You can grab your own set here.

To create this card, start with a white base. Cut the pink paper at 11.5" x 4" and score it at 2 7/8 x 8 5/8.

Tape a scalloped Nestability to the paper and run that side through your CuttleBug.  Tape it to the other side of the gate and run it again. (You can't tell from my pics but I managed to emboss each side with a polka dot folder.)

For the frame on the front, use two of the scallops at the same timeAfter adhering it to the front of the card, carefully cut the frame in half.  Embellish the inside to your taste. (I cut the inside scallop slightly larger than the window.)

*** Now how about a chance for some GREAT Blog Candy as a reward for staying with me through this long post?? ***

I'm going to give away your choice of ANY Joy's Life stamp set!

You have up to four chances to enter the drawing.
It's up to you how many comments you'd like to leave for your chance to WIN!

1st Comment/entry: Leave me a comment
2nd comment/entry: Leave a 2nd comment if you are following me through Blog Lovin'  (There's a link a the top of my Blog)
3rd comment: Leave a 3rd comment if you like or have liked my Facebook page
4th comment: Leave a 4th comment if you are a follower of Joy's Design Team Blog

You'll have until Sunday, September 1st to leave your comments. It's that easy to win!  

*** Be sure to head over to Dawn's blog.  She's got another great card fold waiting for you.  ***

Here's the blog hop order in case you get lost along the way.

Wednesday, August 21

Down By The Creek Bank Frog Card

Hi, all!  This week, I've got a post for you as part of Joy's Life's Design Team.

 Joy came up with the super cute theme this week....Down By The Creek Bank.  I remember as a kid catching night crawlers with my dad and finding salamanders in the window wells.  Yes, I was a tomboy.  

Growing up, I didn't see many frogs around but I wanted to use one for my project. This one is from Cricut's Create A Critter cartridge.

Lot's Of Pun was the first stamp set that I bought from Joy! You can get yours here.

For this weeks card, I used DoodleBug's Flower Box paper set.  The card is 4.25 x 5.5 in size.  I cut the frog at 3.5" and then played around with the paper strips to figure out what size I wanted.  I stamped the saying on a strip of white paper and then cut the tab by hand.  After adding stitching, ribbon, and a plastic flower, the card was done! 

Thanks for coming along with me on a trip down memory lane!  I hope you'll leave a comment and share one of your favorite memories with me.

Saturday, August 10

Joy's Life 3D Summer Blog Hop Winner!

I'd like to thank everyone who was able to hop with us and leave comments!  I sure do appreciate it especially knowing how busy we all are nowadays. 

The winner of her choice of any Joy's Life stamp set is Roseanna C! She wrote:

Roseanna, please email your choice of stamp set and mailing address to

I'll have Joy send your set ASAP!  

Thanks to all for hopping!  We've got another great blog hop planned for August 24th.  Hope you can join us! 

Thursday, August 1

Cupcake Cat Card

Hi, everyone!  Thanks for stopping by!  Today I have a Friend Shaped Card for you on behalf of JoysLife's Design Team.

You can tell by the name of my blog that I LOVE cats!  They've been cherished family members to my hubby and I over the years. 

When I saw this file, I thought this would be a sweet card to make for a friend.   


Slip off the cupcake liner to reveal
 this sweet saying from Joy's Yummy Puns stamp set.  

Here's a closeup of that great stamp!

Packed with fun sentiments, you can grab your own set of Yummy Puns here

To recreate this card using your cutting machine, resize the SVG file so it will fit in a 4.25x5.5 envelope. Add some dry embossing and crystals to make your project sparkle.  I cut the cat out of black paper since it reminds me of my cat, Moonlight.  

Maybe he approves.

Well, that's all I have for you today.  I hope you have a great one!  Thank you for taking the time to leave comments.  They mean a lot to me. :)