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gift box pocket card

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I have a pocket card in the shape of a gift box.  I used part of the Art Impressions Birthday Gal Front & Back (3199) and my sentiment is from the Michael’s exclusive set called His & Hers Camper.

I made a picture tutorial to show you how to create this pocket card (below).  They are great for tucking in a gift card or cash.  😉

Here is the front of my pocket card…

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…and the inside…

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And…you can also create this without a pocket if you just want it to open like a regular card…

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It’s easy and fun so let’s get started!

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Note: I like to use the CLEAR sticky-back Velcro dots.  They are thinner and less noticeable!

That’s it!  Now just decorate your pocket card with your favorite Ai characters!

Have a great day!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Birthday Gal Front & Back (3199) and Michael’s exclusive set- His & Hers Camper (sentiment); paper- white, SU! Crisp Cantaloupe and Pool Party, SU! Sweet Sorbet designer series paper; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- SU! Oval Punches, 1 3/4″ circle punch, Velcro, Scor-Tape, Copic markers, My Mind’s Eye- The Sweetest Thing Enamel Dots.

beach tote- AI hop with Tombow!

Hello and Welcome to the Tombow USA and Art Impressions Blog Hop!

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You probably got here from Daniella Hayes’ blog but if you stumbled across my blog go the Art Impressions’ Blog to start!

I made a Beach Tote Gift Bag for our hop today!  I used the Ai Loungers set (4473) and Beach TryFolds set (4577) to make my project. 

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Here’s a close up of the Loungers and beach signs…

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And here are the Tombow products I used to create my beachy gift tote… I LOVE Tombow so this was a fun project for sure!  I used Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, NEW Foam Tape, and Mono Adhesive Permanent.

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To make the base of the tote, cut and score as shown here:

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Fold the sides in and glue or tape where they overlap.  Then decorate as desired.  Add ribbon or cardstock strips for handles.  Tip: I recycled/reused cording from a shopping bag.  You can also save the cord from gift bags that have torn, etc. and need to be tossed.

After I colored my images, I used Tombow Foam Tape to pop them up.

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The Lounging ladies were fully popped, the beach signs were popped up at the top and glued down at the bottom.

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Below the signs I used Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue to add “sand” (Summer Mudd Puddles).

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To make the bag a bit sparkly, I added Clear Wink of Stella to the sun, umbrella, beach ball, and their drinks.  😉

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Now be sure to check out the other AI and Tombow projects in the blog hop- they are fabulous!!  Plus here’s some FUN prizes…


a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Tombow USA prize includes: Tombow Mono Adhesive Permanent, NEW Tombow Adhesive Dots, Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue and NEW Tombow Foam Tape.


The Art Impressions prize includes: Elephant Set, Cat Big Mouth, The Queen Set and Joy Found Window.


To win, enter on the Rafflecopter above! You have until May 5th at 11:59 EST to enter. A winner will be picked randomly and announced on May 6th 2015.


Remember to “Like” Tombow USA and Art Impressions on Facebook!


YOUR NEXT STOP IS Jennie Garcia!


Here is the line up in case you get lost.


Art Impressions Blog

Cheri Burry

Beth Watson

Dana Warren

Daniella Hayes

Diane Zechman

Jennie Garcia

Karen Day

Jennifer Priest

Kerry Kung

Latrice Murphy

Reneé Matarese

Sharon Caudle

Tombow USA Blog

Thanks for popping in!

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stamps- Art Impressions Loungers Set (4473) and Beach TryFolds Set (4577); paper- Cougar white 100#; SU! Baja Breeze and Daffodil Delight, The Paper Studio- Girl Multi Stripes; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, Foam Tape, and Mono Adhesive Permanent (tape runner), Scor-Pal, tracing wheel, SU! Jumbo Eyelets, Crop-A-Dile, Copics, cording, Clear Wink Of Stella, Summer Mudd Puddles, BossKut Sun die.

Super Dad

Welcome to Sweet ‘n Sassy’s April 2015 Release Blog Hop & Challenge!  Now that you have had a chance to see the new masculine release for this month, it’s time to see what the Design Divas have done with the new stamp and die sets.  Hop along to each of the DT Blogs and check out all of the fabulous masculine cards!


Blog Hop Giveaway!

What would a Blog Hop be without a giveaway, right?  One random commenter from one of the DT blogs will be selected to win a $10 Gift Code to Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps.  You have until Thursday, April 23rd at midnight EST to leave your comments.  The winner will be posted on the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, April 24th!


The stamp and die sets the Design Team will be using for the Hop today are now available as a Pre-Order at the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Store!  

I used Super Dad to create my card:

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I think he’s super cool!



The DT blog links can be found in the Linky Tool below!

Now onto the challenge! 

Make it Masculine

Just a few guidelines to remember as you play:


– You don’t have to use a Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps image to enter (although we sure love when you do!)

– Please create a NEW card (no back linking)

– We ask that you enter your card in no more than 3 challenges
 – You’ll have until Thursday, April 23rd at midnight EST to enter

– We’ll draw 1 winner from this week’s challenge to receive a $10 credit to Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps!  

If there are 25 participants, (not including the DT), we’ll draw 2 winners!

– Please use code SNSApril2015RC when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries 


To enter simply share a link to your creation below!


Thanks for joining us today!  Be sure to join us again on Friday, April 24th to see if you’ve won and check out our new May Sweet Perks Bundles!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Super Dad; paper- white, SU! Real Red and Midnight Muse, Pebbles- Americana; accessories- Sweet ‘n Sassy Arrow dies, trimmer, Scor-Pal, Copics, foam tape, gemstones.

rosette ornaments

It’s the first day of the month and that means it’s time for a new Scor-Pal challenge!  This month’s theme is Christmas/Holidays.  I made a set of 3 rosette ornaments using my Scor-Pal and some Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps and dies.

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I used the Christmas Silhouettes stamps and matching dies, along with some pretty sheet music patterned paper.  To make the rosettes, start with 3 strips of the patterned paper (1/2 x 12, 1 x 12, and 1 3/4 x 12) and score them every 1/4″.  To heat emboss the edges of the rosettes, roll them over a Versamark ink pad and add powder, then heat.

Now check out the other fun projects on the Scor-Pal blog and play along!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas Silhouettes; paper- SU! Cherry Cobbler, Vanilla, Echo Park- Christmas Carol; ink- Versamark, Cherry Cobbler; Accessories- Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas Silhouettes dies and Large Snowflake dies, circle punches, hot glue gun, Cherry Cobbler embossing powder, rhinestones, silver cording.
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Snowman Soup pocket card (with Envelope Notcher and video!)

Brrr!  We were spoiled with a few extra days of nice temps but now it has gotten cooler.  I am not especially fond of the cold but today I have a card to help warm someone up.

I recently purchased the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Notcher which compliments their Envelope Punch Board.  And I wanted to use it for a Make & Take for some dear friends who came to visit at my friends Lisa & Lou Ann’s store.  But I thought it would be fun to notch something else besides an envelope… because we can all read & follow the directions on the package, right?  lol.  But when I did a quick search, I soon realized that there aren’t any tutorials using this tool for projects other than making a notched envelope…or maybe I’m not looking in the right place??

Anyway, I first decided to create a tri-fold card so I figured out the measurements for cutting and scoring.  Then I changed it up a bit and turned my tri-fold into a pocket card… so you can tuck in whatever you wish.  Mine has a hot cocoa packet.  And I used my Snowman Soup stamp set by Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps.  🙂


And here it is open…with hot cocoa inside…


My snowman was paper pieced (still one of my fave techniques!).  A marker was used on his scarf though.


To create the Tri-fold card base, I started with a 5 1/2″ x 10 1/4″ piece of cardstock.  Using my Scor-Pal, I scored the length at 3″ and 7 1/4″.  (Or you can just score each end at 3″)  Crease scored lines.

Next, centering the Envelope Notcher in the middle section both horizontally and vertically, fold and punch each end (the top and the bottom).

Then staple, tape or glue each side of the pocket and decorate your card as desired.  The snowflake border was diecut from white cardstock using the Sizzix Decorative Strip Die – Holly, Beaded & Snowflake Garland.  I dotted this with a little Stickles.

Here’s a quick video with a few hints on using the envelope notcher and making this project…


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Hope this helps you have a little more fun with this cool tool!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Snowman Soup; paper- white, red, ?dsp; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Scor-Pal, Copics, Sizzix Decorative Strip Die – Holly, Beaded & Snowflake Garland, We R Memory Keepers Envelope Notcher.
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give thanks Silverware Pocket

Another Halloween has come and gone and we are movin’ on to Thanksgiving!  Seriously…is it November already?

The first day of the month means it’s time for a new Scor-Pal challenge.  This month’s theme is Family/Thanksgiving.  When families get together, we usually eat!  So today’s project is all about the Thanksgiving table and giving thanks.

I created a super simple Silverware Pocket that would look great at each place setting.  (Or they would look cute to fill them up and place them all in a basket if you have a large family gathering and serve the food buffet style.)

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I didn’t add the napkin behind the utensils so I could get a photo of the scored back but you can easily slip a napkin in there too and they’d be good to go!

To make the pocket, I started with a piece of 4 1/4″ x 11″ cardstock (half a sheet).  Score the 11″ side at 4″ and fold.

Next I diagonally scored the back every 1/2″ in both directions.

Finally, use Scor-Tape on both sides of the pocket to keep it closed, or stitch with a sewing machine as I have done.  Then decorate your silverware pocket as desired.

Now check out the other fun projects on the Scor-Pal blog and play along!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Season of Change, So Grateful, and Grunge Borders; paper- SU! Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, white; ink- SU! Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, and Pear Pizzazz; accessories- Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape or sewing machine, Sweet ‘n Sassy- Season of Change Leaf dies and Bookmarks & More dies, red twine, metal clip, button, crochet thread.

Pop Up Box Card (ATC size)

A few weeks ago I participated in an ATC swap (artist trading card) and made 2 different ATC’s with fancy cuts and folds.  My Scor-Pal and Scor-Tape, which I couldn’t do without, came in very handy!  (Have you seen the new Scor-Pal Eighths? Check out the pics below!)  Here’s my first ATC from this swap…be sure to check back for the other one.

Witch way to the candy?

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When the box folds flat, it measures 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, ATC size.  Note: This is an adaptation of the Pop Up Box card.

For the ATC box card base you will need 2 pieces of cardstock: one piece measuring 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and one 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ strip.  *To easily cut these without waste, start with a quarter sheet of cardstock- 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Cut this down to 3 1/2 x 5 1/2.  Then cut the remaining strip to the 3/4 x 2 1/2 size needed.

Using your Scor-Pal, score the long side of the 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece @ 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 3 3/4, and 5″.  Turn it counter-clockwise 1/4 turn and score again @ 1 1/4″.  Crease the folds and cut the top flaps down to the 1 1/4″ scored line as shown below.  Remove the top section of the 1/2″ flap, angling the cut as shown.

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Add Scor-Tape to the remaining 1/2″ flap, fold and adhere box.

Next score each end of the small strip @ 5/8″. (Or score @ 5/8″ and 1 7/8″)

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Crease the folds and adhere each flap inside the top of the box card.  This piece is what you will adhere your images, etc. to.  See the finished box for placement…

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The patterned paper layers to finish the ATC card will be the following sizes… 1″ square, 1 x 2, and 1 x 3 1/4 (for the inside of the back).

Now…witch way to the candy?  🙂

stamps- SU! Home Is Where The Haunt Is, candy corn- $1 stamp from ?, words- computer; paper- black, white, K&Company- KP Halloween; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, SU! Daffodil Delight; accessories- Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Copics, foam dots, 10 mil clear acetate, Martha Stewart Mice punch.





a Halloween box card

Wow…is it October already?  The leaves are getting gorgeous here in PA.  I wish we could have fall weather all year ’round!

Today starts a new challenge on the Scor-Pal blog!  This month’s theme is Fall/Halloween.  We’d love for you to play along with us and make a fall or Halloween project!  I used the Pop Up Box Card tutorial on the Splitcoast website to make my card.  (I followed the measurements at the end for a horizontal A2 card).

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These cards are so fun and pretty easy…I can’t believe it took me almost a year to try them.  I think they could be quite addicting!  (Thanks, Jeannette, for the little push you gave us to try them.)

Come join us on the Scor-Pal Blog for our new Challenge!

paper- SU! Tangerine Tango, K&Company dp; accessories- Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, K&Company Layered Accents, Martha Stewart Mice and Graveyard punches.

blessings box

Today starts a new challenge on the Scor-Pal blog!  This month’s theme is Storage Ideas.  We’d love for you to play along with us and make a project that can be used for any type of storage!  I used the Soap Box tutorial on the Scor-Pal website and some NEW Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps to create a little divided box to store some paper flowers, buttons, trinkets, or anything you can think of.

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Here’s the inside with the dividers.  The Scor-Pal and Scor-Tape are awesome tools to create beautiful boxes, etc.!

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I filled the box with flowers to take the photo but you could use it to hold any little treasures you want…or maybe little truffles?  😉

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I used stamps from the Sweet ‘n Sassy Autumn Mums bundle…available to order NOW in the new Sweet Perks Club!  Here’s a close up of the flower.

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Yup, I used the Wink of Stella clear brush on it!

Come join us on the Scor-Pal Blog for our new Challenge!  And be sure to check out the new Sweet ‘n Sassy Sweet Perks Club for a discount on your favorite stamps and dies!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Autumn Mum Greetings and So Grateful; paper- pale yellow, black, The Paper Cut- Aqua Blue and Silver; ink- SU! Crushed Curry, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, tracing wheel, Spellbinders Scalloped Squares, ribbon, foam tape, Copics, Wink of Stella clear, rhinestones, adhesive pearls.


birthday cookie

Today starts a new challenge on the Scor-Pal blog!  This month’s theme is Food For Thought.  We’d love for you to play along with us and make a card or project that is food related!  I used the tutorial for a Mini Pizza Box and created a little treat box to hold a birthday cookie.  (Because who doesn’t love a chocolate chip cookie??) 

After cutting and scoring the box, I added the patterned paper (which is very sparkly) to the top.  Then I die cut a window and added a die cut frame.  The inside of the window was lined with a piece of clear acetate.  Then the box was adhered with Scor-Tape.  A half circle was punched on the front of the lid to ease in opening the box.

Finally, I used some Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps to decorate my box.  The flower and matching die is from Long Stem Silhouettes, the butterflies and coordinating dies are from Majestic Monarchs, and the sentiment is from Birthday Word Art.  Some clear Wink Of Stella was applied to the butterflies and flowers for some added sparkle which unfortunately doesn’t show up in the photo.

Here’s a photo of the box open.

What a cute little way to wish someone a happy day, don’t you think?

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Long Stem Silhouettes, Majestic Monarchs, and Birthday Word Art; paper- SU! Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait, DCWV Citrus; ink- SU! Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, clear acetate sheet, Labels 3 Nestabilities, SNSS Long Stem Silhouettes dies and Majestic Monarchs dies, foam tape, adhesive pearls, circle punch, clear Wink of Stella.