Friday, September 18, 2020

Shana Tova - Happy New Year!

With this card I want to wish all my family,
my friends on and offline and all those who celebrate

a very Happy, Healthy and Sweet New Year!

I made a z-fold card with images and stencils

It was so fun to see that the honey gift bag fitted perectly
inside this card. You find instructions  for the gift bag here.

May 5781 bring goodness for everyone!

Thank you for looking,
have a wonderful celebration
and stay safe.


Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Honey Gift treat

I found some lovely small honey jars that are a 
perfect gift for Rosh Hashanah with an apple.

For on the Jewish New Year we eat an apple with honey
to wish each other a sweet New Year.

It is easy to make, here are the instructions:
I made two so you see here two of each.
For one treat box you need a piece of cardstock of
2x 11 inch and a piece of 4x4 inch.
You can decorate or stamp directly on the cardstock
or use some design paper, like I choose to do here.

We start by scoring the  4x4 piece on each side by 1 inch.

Next we cut the corner square so we can make it into a box.

Glue the corners and you can even add some design papers 
on 2 sides opposite each other on the box.

Take the long strip and scor at 4,5 inch and 6,5 inch.

 For top and bottom of the strip, I used  this topper punch
by Stampin'Up!. I also cut some design paper and used
both sides.

Put the box inside the strip and fold on the score lines.
Glue or tape the bottom to the strip.
I also taped the sides of the box to the front and the back.
I found these mini honey jars for my treat bag
and made the box to fit them.
I added the honey jars inside.

Even my grandson liked to make one.

Coloring and cutting
and adding the images with stapples to the strip.

Her the bacg of the treat box.

For my box I used some stamps, that my friend Donna
made for me by special request. They are not for
sale anywhere: a big and small apple and the honey jar.

The Hebrew sentiment is by Zum Gali Gali.

Thank you so much for looking,
stay safe and'
keep crafting.


Monday, September 14, 2020

Bugaboo Monday Anything but a Card

Happy Monday Crafty Friends!

Here I am with a little project:
a bottle gift label for the

On Friday we celebrate the Jewish New Year.
We drink whine and eat an apple with honey
to wish each other a sweet year.

So I created this pocket on the label to
add some honey sticks inside the pocket.
(only I have to buy the sticks this week).

For my project I used Bugaboo Brat Scool - Apple.

Ifter I cut the label and colored it with 
Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey distress oxide ink,

Then I stamped the new year wish from my stash.

I did the same with the pocket.
You find many tutorials online for this kind
of label, like here and here
It seems I can only find this on German Blogs.

On the front pocked I added the 
Apple Girl after goloring it with

As i did not want to leave the pocket empty
I added a little card inside for adding a
handwritten wish.

Here you see the card I made.
Now I only have to shop for the honey sticks.

Do you want to know more about 
The Jewish New Year? Go HERE.

Thank you for looking,
stay safe and
keep crafting!


Friday, September 11, 2020

Bugaboo Digital Stamps: Friday Freebie

Welcome to anothe Friday Freebie by

We have a fun image and sentiment for you:

Crabby Cathy Door 2

and here is my card:

I sed some design paper and a spiderweb stencil (Tim Holtz)
for the background. The image is colored with Stampin'Blends
and cut out with siccors. 

The ponting hand is a stamp by Tim Holtz/

Thank you for looking,
stay safe and
keep crafting.


Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Simon Says Stamp It in Stamptember

Today I share my card for the challenge on the
It is to stamp with clear or rubber stamps.
Here is my card with a stencil and stamps from
and a leave embossing folder from my stash.

First I used the Elegant Foliage stencil
and different colors of oxide distress ink.

Next I stamped the bug from the Geo Bugs
and then my grandsons came in (5 and 8)
amd the just had to stamp too!
The started just like me, stamping the bugs
with black versavine ink.
Then the bugs where colored with distress ink
and gild wax, just like Oma..
And just like Oma we made a card out of it, one with the
same leave embossing folder and one with a honeycomb stencil.

I stamped the sentiment and cut it into cards.
When it was finished he could not believe this was his card.

The little one just wanted the stamped version to take home.

Here a close up to the other card.
It is a pity you cannot see the shine 
from the gilded wax.

When the kids where gone, I redid the bug.
First i added some bown ocide distress ink to the
paper and next the gilded wax. On top of this 
I stamped the bug and cut it out. When you do it the
other way round, the black stamped image 
disappears behind the wax.

Thank you for looking,
stay safe and
keep crafting.


Sunday, September 6, 2020

Grid card tutorial

Hello Craft Friends,

I hope you have enjoyed my previous grid cards.
I got some questions on how this card came about,
so here is a tutorial:
What do you need:
cardstock for your card base
design paper
and the grid printed out (you find it HERE)
a square paper punch
(mine is 6/8 inch or 1,7 cm)

double sided tape
foame tape

About the paper punch: see what you have
and you can ajust the grid to the punch you have.
I printed out several grids, to find the right size
for mypunch.

Punch out 18 squares to fill the grid.

Use glue to add the squares to the grid.
For the border you have to cut the squares diagonal 
before adding them to the grid.


Next I used Michael Strong's large dragonfly stamp.

I stamped with versamark and then I embossed the image with white embossing powder. Then I cut out the dragonfly. For decoration I used a few sticky gemstones.

Assemble all the layers and leave the wings to fly free.

If you do not like to make square cards, you can cut the grid to a rectangular size.

Here the result of a rectangular card.
The 4 corners are a little smaller than half a square,
but after glueing, it is easily cut of.

For decoration I used Michael Strong's mini
dragonfly stamp. I also embossed these.

Here the finished card with the dragonflies with
their wings free from the card. I decorated all the 
dragonflies with one dark purple sticky pearl.

Hope you got some inspiration for
 some cards of your own design.

Thank you for looking,
stay safe and
keep crafting!