Category Archives: Cards

Made My Own Kit

If you’re like me, you’ve seen (and drooled over) those expensive, yummy-looking kits offered on so many scrapbooking websites, each one full of well-selected paper, embellishments, stickers and stamps. Usually, to get one, you have to sign up for a period of time, joining the Kit Club. Several months of $37.50 (or higher!) fees isn’t […]


Easy, Adaptable Card

During the month of March, I am taking the “You’ve Got Mail” card-making class at Studio Calico. Each week, we receive a PDF-format lesson on the week’s topic, as well as a video of additional techniques.  Last week’s topic was “Everyday Cards.” One of the card examples was attractive, easy and very adaptable to many […]


I’ve Got Mail!

It’s March 1 — looks like it’s time to make some cards! I’m spending part of March taking this month’s class at Studio Calico, “You’ve Got Mail!”. It’s a card-making class, and the first day’s introductory handout has an easy but very attractive “Hello” card. The class fee includes some freebie downloads and a set […]


Corner Rounders

Way back when I got started scrapbooking (those were the Creative Memories days, thank you, L.C.!), one of the first tools I bought was a corner rounder. On photos, matting paper or other materials, it’s seen a lot of use. Recently, though, I’ve been wishing for a tighter corner. I wanted my corners rounded but […]


Chevrons from Squares

After a bit of a [posting break, here we go with part two of the Saga of the Chevrons. I need to make several sympathy cards, unfortunately, and this card tutorial seemed like an appropriate design: essentially not too fussy, and the choice of paper colors can contribute to the right feel for the message. […]


Printable Gift Tags

Who knows why this was posted last April, but here’s a free set of printable gift tags for your holiday gift-giving, with suggestions for ribbons or string and a few embellishments. I hope the color scheme fits your wrapping paper! http://www.sassandperil.com/blogs/sassandperil/5931485-giving-thanks-free-holiday-gift-tags