Sunday, November 29, 2015

A glide and slide nativity card

I found this tutorial for making slide and glide cards and thought it was adorable:

So I decided to make my own with a nativity scene. Here is what mine looks like:

Here is a video of it working:

I am going to pretty it up today (if I have the energy).

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Baby Congrats card with swinging bassinet

A pop up baby card with a double slider front. No one ever said I was a simple girl or that I embraced simplicity. I made this card for a very dear friend of ours that just had a baby. Here is a video of the pop up card in action:

So the file is pretty detailed but essentially, the front part of the card is composed of a double slider base (MTC file front_base page) and then a print and cut page (front_pull_out page) is made of items that go onto the double pull out. Here is a instructional of how to do a double slider by Beccy:

Then the inside of the card is a pop up card with a swing on it.  The first page in the MTC file is the pop up card. Then the second page is all of the complementary pieces. There is a picture window, a wood floor with a rug and a pink wallpaper and then of course the swinging bassinet. There are pieces that match the wallpaper that go on the pop up tabs. It is all print and cut with a bit of gluing down.

Note: I did not put fold lines at the bottom of the chair or the dresser because it was such a tiny attachment.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Build me a snowman and Something old challenges

I am enjoying entering crafting challenges so thankfully my blog title still works. I created my own stamp placement tool. It is a dvd case that will allow you to restamp the same image over and over in the same place until it is fully inked. So a lot of my cards will feature stamps in the next little while. Here is a snowman that I am entering in fresh brewed designs build me a snowman challenge. Here is my card:
Isn't she a-dork-able. I love the sweet motherly type snow woman referencing the Game of Thrones.

I made another card for Beccy's Place Something old Challenge. This is a stamp that my mother-in-law gave me. He is quite a cute frog. I had a lot of trouble on this card. First I didn't put tacky spray on the grid so the page kept moving in the stamp placer. But I got that fixed but then I realized that the paper I used smudged. And then I got black ink all over the place. I learned from my wonderful sister that the best crafters take an error and make it a feature. So the smudges became glitter snow. The poorly cut banner had some washi tape added to it and the frog got redone on another paper and stuck on top of the smudged frog.
All in all, I am learning lots about stamping. I only have one stamp pad but I guess in time I will get more. I enjoy the short time frame needed to make cards.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Countries of East Gate Alliance Church of Ottawa

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Children Playing box card

MTC File:
SVG Files:

Bucket o Flowers

MTC file:
SVG file:

You will need to add flowers.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Volcano Craft


This is a simple craft with big effect. You will get disposable shot glasses to make the reaction in. The way I did the reaction is that I put one Tablespoon of Baking Soda in the shot glass. I took a used water bottle and filled it 2/3 the way with vinegar added some dish soap (dawn), red food colouring and red glitter to give it some fun. I printed and cut out the following volcano, and then covered it with mactac. I put the shot glass in the cone that I made and then I poured the vinegar solution into it.

Cardstock for cone
mactac for the cone (optional)
baking soda
food colouring (optional)
red sparkles (optional)
dawn (optional but highly recommended -- makes it foam)
disposable shot glasses


  1. Print and cut out the following cone on card stock. Leave a 1/4 to 1/2 inch margin around the top of the volcano Link to pdf
  2. If you want the volcano to survive it's maiden voyage, you may want to mactac or laminate it.
  3. Wrap the cone around the shot glass. Cut the top of the volcano to accommodate the glass and be able to close. 
  4. Tape the cone together. 
  5. Put a Tablespoon of baking soda in the shot glass
  6. Put the volcano into a pan or a foam plate or the sink
  7. Pour the vinegar mixture into the shot glass.
  8. Rinse Repeat.