Saturday, April 20, 2019

April Workshop

Hi there!
April was a pretty busy month! I made 20 of these for the grandkids teachers...

They were filled with cute 'shreds' of pink and green, and goodies! I designed the box to the size I wanted. The sweet die set was purchased from Taylored Expressions. It's one of their 'sack-it' sets. Love how easy it was! There was a cute little sentiment box added at the bottom of the box, between the bunny feet.

Shirley and I had an April workshop, as well. The first one filled up right away, so we scheduled one a few days later, which also filled up. We had a great time with some very fun creative ladies! Some were brand new paper crafters, and we loved seeing their smiles after they made cool stuff!

Here's what they made:

This card uses stamps and dies from an older Die-Versions set. It was one of my designs.

Cuteness....! This was Shirley's 3-D design. It's a popcorn sleeve. I think her stamps were from Crackerjack Palace.

This was one of my designs - it is a W card.

Here's another adorable card design by Shirley. This uses stamps from Repeat Impressions.

Here is Shirley's last design. It's such a pretty card, and the flap is held closed with a tiny magnet.

This project uses Stampin'Up supplies.

That's all I have for today!
Thanks for stopping by on this glorious Saturday!
If I don't see you tomorrow, Happy Easter!!!

Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Catching up once again!

Hi there!
I'm happy to say that the weather in MO is drop dead GORGEOUS! Hope you are enjoying some pretty days, as well. Things here are budding out, turning green, we've mowed twice already, and temps are in the 70's!

Here are some things I've created, but not had time to post. All are clean and simple creations....enjoy! If you have any questions, give me a shout-out!

That's all for today - hugs and blessings from me to you all!
Patti J.

Monday, April 1, 2019

April and Texture...

Happy April, everyone!

Wow, this is my Medicare month! Where have the past 50 years gone?'s a beautiful day today in Missouri - hope it's nice where you are. Still chilly, but OH MY, that sunshine rocks my world!

The monthly challenge at Scor-Pal, is Texture, and of course, more than one fold.

I chose to make a fun candy box. This little box works perfectly for the flatter candies, like the Dove chocolates I used. The box was made, and then I added a panel on the top that I embossed with a Happy Birthday folder for texture.

For my project, I used: Scor-Pal Eighths, and Scor-Tape 3/8".

Here is the box...

We hope to see your creations with texture in our 'More Than One Fold', Scor-Pal challenge!

We also have a ton of inspiration in the Projects section of the Scor-Pal website and also on our Pinterest Board to help you get creative! 

Happy April!
Patti J.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Catching up with a few more cards...

Hi friends!
I've got a few more from my never seen stash. Some were published, and returned to me, and I had never posted them, and others were just made, mailed, and not shared! If you have any questions, give me a shout out! Otherwise, just enjoy, and thanks again for you patience with me. As an update, the baby is doing SO well (thanks for your prayers) and is now a one year old, God has taught me patience, and finally cured my lungs, and Crafty Patti is BACK!!!!!

Patti J. Gilliam

Thanks for stopping by,
Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

A few more never seen items...

Happy Saturday!

Here are a few more items that have never seen blogland!

Give me a shout if you have questions, otherwise, enjoy!

First, this is a rack that my BFF Shirley's hubby built to hold my wooden stamps (well half of them, anyway)!  I love having them where I can see them, but use wooden stamps so seldom anymore. The rack is fabulous, and Wayne did a wonderful job.

Another effort using Yupo Paper, Alcohol Inks, and Alcohol Lift-Off Ink Pad

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, March 11, 2019

Hello out there!

Hi there!

Haven't been here for a while, so I thought I'd do a few posts this week of just plain old 'catch-up'! I'm thinking that I'll just post some things that I've made, but have never made it to my blog. If you have questions, let me know! Otherwise, I'm going to just post lots of things with very few words.

Thanks for stopping by!
Patti J.

My first attempt with Alcohol Ink Lift Off!

I'll stop here for now....see you soon!!!

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Flowers for Friends...

Hi all,

Sorry I've been MIA again. We have been battling the Creeping Crud here, and it's been tough to stay out of bed/recliner/couch long enough to create anything.

I saw that there was a Flowers for Friends challenge at Impression Obsession, and thought of this fun basket of flowers that I purchased at the stamp show last summer in Collinsville. So, here is my last minute attempt to throw a card together just in the nick of time! (The challenge ends in 2 hours!)

Here's my card:

For this card, I stamped in the middle of the cardstock, scored over to the image on both sides, fussy cut the image at the top, and folded the card over. In this second photo, you can see how it looks after cutting and folding.

I used Impression Obsession's 'Daisy Basket' for the image, and Impression Obsession's 'Solid Tree' for the sentiment.

Hope you are all doing well!
Thanks for stopping by...
Patti J.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Soft and Subtle with Scor-Pal

Happy March, everyone!

I'm not sure where February went, but I hope that when it left, it took Mother Nature's bad moods with it. So tired of winter - ready for the trees to start budding out, and the SUN to begin shining.

The monthly challenge at Scor-Pal, is Soft and Subtle (soft colors, babies, whatever sparks your creativity), and of course, more than one fold.

I chose to make a fun panel card. This card closes flat for mailing in a 5 x 7 envelope, and when it's opened, it stands up proud and tall, to be seen. 

For my project, I used: Scor-Pal Eighths, Scor-Tape 3/8", Scor-Tape 1/8"

Here is the card in standing position...

Here it is flat for mailing...

And here is the back of the card, where you can write and/or stamp a nice, long greeting...

I saw this card on Pinterest and followed the link to the tutorial HERE. There's a good video that shows the steps, and it's really pretty easy to put together. I had some soft, pretty designer paper from Stampin Up that I thought would finish the card perfectly.

We hope to see your Soft and Subtle creations in our More Than One Fold, Scor-Pal challenge!

We also have a ton of inspiration in the Projects section of the Scor-Pal website and also on our Pinterest Board to help you get creative! 

Happy March!

Patti J.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Scor-Pal Mid-Month Tutorial

Hi there, crafty friends!

I'm here today with a photo tutorial for these crazy fun, super tiny little gift bags.
When finished, they stand 1 7/8" tall, and are 1.25" square, and hold 2 Hugs or Kisses.
I cannot take credit for the design, but I'm sorry to say that I don't recall whose design it was!

Here are the supplies you will need:

Scor-Pal (I used Scor-Pal Eighths), Scor-Tape, (I used 3/8" tape) Scissors, Hole Punch, Twine

and...patterned paper.
You can use cardstock, but these bags are so tiny that paper actually works best.

Cut your paper to 5.5" x 3"
Score the long side at: 1.25", 2.5", 3.75", and 5"
Score the short side at: 1"

Remove the small section at the bottom, and trim your tab at a bit of an angle.

Cut on each of your fold lines, cutting only up to the 1" fold line.
Mitre the back and two side tabs in a bit, but leave the tab on the front as is.

Add your Scor-Tape to your little flap, and create your box!


 Here's what your box looks like. Now you can see the three angled tabs better.

Add Scor-Tape to your 'front' box flap.

Fold in the three angled tabs, and secure them with the 'front' tab.

Add two Hershey's Hugs or Kisses (or another tiny candy)

After your goodies are inside, gently pinch in your two sides.

Holding tightly, punch two holes for your ribbon or twine.

Add twine and/or decorate as desired!

 Here are the finished bags - perfect for carrying in your purse to give friends, postal workers, etc.

 Easter and/or spring...

For your Valentine...

St. Patrick's Day...

The possibilities are endless!
Give them a try, and have fun!!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.