Hi all! It’s been awhile since I updated here, so I thought I’d share my two latest projects. Only two, because November and December have been very busy months for me (as for you, I’m sure).

The first is a layout I did about our Christmas vacation at Disney World in 2006. We had told the boys that the trip was their gift. They knew they’d receive stockings, but were totally surprised when they had actual gifts to open up on Christmas morning.

The next is a simple card I did. It’s very easy to assemble: Just cut a strip of cardstock 4″ x 12.” Use your Top Score Scoreboard to score it into a trifold, then trim from each fold to the outer corner, creating the triangular flaps. Cut your patterned papers to fit, adhere, and embellish. I will be using mine to tuck a gift card into, so I kept it simple, but these cards are gorgeous all done up.

Both projects use Bazzill cardstock and the December Details paper set from AC Bailey.

Enjoy, and Merry Christmas!

What would an Open House be without a make and take project?

This project has all the fun things we want in a make and take: it is cheap, easy, and fun!

All you’ll need are:

A cereal box

Some cardstock

Some patterned paper scraps

A few buttons

Some bits of ribbon

Embellishments of your choice



Hole punch

Got it all together? Then let’s begin!

Start by cutting 4 panels from the sides of your cereal box:

Panel 1 is 3.75″ x 11″

Panel 2 is 3.75″ x 10″

Panel 3 is 3.75″ x 9″

Panel 4 is 3.75″ x 8″

Next, cut your cardstock to match. You will need to double the number of panels, since the cardstock will cover both sides of the cereal box panels.

Round corners, if desired.

Glue cardstock to the fronts and backs of the cardstock.


Punch holes for binding. Use ribbon, post from post-bound album, or binder ring.

This little project uses the Be Merry line from My Mind’s Eye, although it would be adorable with any paper set you choose.