Did you like that play on words?  Get it….tulle box….tool box.  My husband looked at me like I was crazy when the light bulb was blinking off and on over my head.   


I kept babbling about a tool/tulle box and he just didn’t get it.  Well, this is what I had in mind…..  I was shopping in Target and found these little wire framed boxes covered with tulle that close with a drawstring and the Tulle Box idea was born.  

I just knew that I could make a set of 3×3 cards to fit in the "Tulle Box" and what a quick, fast and easy gift.  But, the drawstring top looked very plain and I thought a little bit about how to get something wrapped around the top.  Well lo and behold in the $1 bins there were also hair bungees for little girls that had organdy ribbon,  flowers and sequins tied on them.  I slipped it on the top of the drawstring and viola instant decoration and closure.  Here’s another view from the side.

The card I posted last night made me delve into my Marcella Kay – Blue and Cream collection.  It is the most delicious paper and it has a heavenly shimmer to it.  I’ve said before that pictures don’t do it justice.  After my Friendship card, I had scraps left over and I wanted to use this paper while I had it out.  I made a set of eight 3×3 cards and I made up my own template to make the envelopes. 


Here is what the set looks like, unassembled….

Oh, the possibilities are endless!!!  I have ideas for a couple of other sets and this was so very easy.  There’s nothing more satisfying than to crank out a bunch of 3×3 cards that you really don’t have to put too much thought and planning into.  They are so small that you have stop adding things after a couple of minutes.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Supplies:  No Stamps, No Ink, Paper:  Marcella Kay – Blue and Cream Collection; Accessories:  Box from Target $1 spot, Hair bungee from Target $1 spot, Pearl Brads – Michaels, brads, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, SU Scallop Punch, Martha Stewart Flower Punch, Fiskar Border Punch, pearls, rhinestones.


  • MichelleOMarch 20, 2008 - 12:24 pm

    VERY pretty! Great idea and you did a fantastic job. Men just don’t get some things!ReplyCancel

  • silliMarch 20, 2008 - 1:22 pm

    very, very pretty cards of your site! TFS…:-) By from Germany…ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMarch 20, 2008 - 1:25 pm

    I love it I love it, I may have to case those cards, the layouts are awesome. love the box. i wish i had a target nearby. I cant tell u how much I loved those.

  • Debra BarkerMarch 20, 2008 - 1:37 pm

    To cute. I was going to buy one of those boxes. But I did not. I am sure they are all gone now. Keep up the work. I love it.


  • BeckyMarch 20, 2008 - 2:06 pm

    I love it all!!
    I’ll have to take a look at what my Target have …nice find!ReplyCancel

  • TaniaMarch 20, 2008 - 4:34 pm

    Waw! Great cards, love the colors you used and gread box!ReplyCancel

  • JackieMarch 21, 2008 - 2:42 pm

    Wow, that is simply fabulous! I never thought of using a border punch the way you do and it is wonderful! That box will make someone’s day for sure!ReplyCancel

  • GloriaMarch 22, 2008 - 11:46 am

    You are very, very talented. My sister, Jan told me about your website. I really have to keep looking more often. So creative. Name a season or holiday and you’re all set. Christmas is how may days away?????ReplyCancel

  • MichelleMarch 24, 2008 - 7:33 am

    these are gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • dorisJuly 5, 2008 - 3:24 pm

    absolutelly fantastic idea!ReplyCancel

  • paulaNovember 13, 2008 - 8:22 pm

    this is so adorable! i love the tulle box and the cards are wonderful – that cream and blue paper is delicious. you did a great job!ReplyCancel

  • Rosie WaldtAugust 28, 2010 - 10:37 pm

    Love, love, love your *tulle box*. Did you get it at Target as of lately? I’m going to have to check our store out, what a gorgeous gift. And I love tht two colors together.ReplyCancel

Don’t you love it when you find the perfect stamp?  This is one of my favorite stamps and its blackened and stained back attests to that fact.  Every time I have used it, the sentiment resonates in my heart as true, and I am very blessed to say that it has never been truer than today.   This has not been my best year, I’ve had many trials to struggle through, but my friends have rescued me, kept me afloat and gently reminded me not to lose faith.   I get emotional whenever read the sentiment and want to dedicate this card to my friends – you are out there and you know who you are.


The card is another long one as I love this format.  This stamp has been sitting on my desk for several weeks and I was waiting for something to click.  The inspiration came from the design paper which is Marcella K (the Target version of K & Co.)  I’ve had this in my stash for some time but was reminded how pretty it was when I was in the store this week. This collection is blue and cream and each sheet has a shimmer.  It’s hard to catch it on camera, the pictures simply don’t do it justice, but I have several pictures to post.


See the shimmer?  It’s so very elegant.  Well, I love the paper so much that I launched into another  project using it.  I hope you’ll come back tomorrow to see what I did with the scraps and leftovers I had laying on my table!  It will be a long post…. 



Supplies:  Stamps: Wordsworth; Ink: Versamagic – Aegean Blue; Paper: Marcella Kay – Blue and Cream, Bazzill; Accessories: Paper piercing template, Fiskars Border Punch; Gartner Studios Ivory Pearl Seals.


  • cassieMarch 19, 2008 - 3:26 pm

    I have this stamp too and just love it! This is a beautiful card that you made with it!!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMarch 19, 2008 - 5:48 pm

    oh this is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful. i love that stamp where oh where do u find all these things? the paper is really pretty and those brads just make. u should enter this one in a contest.

  • BeckyMarch 19, 2008 - 7:40 pm

    Everything about this card is sooooo classy and beautiful.
    You did the stamp justice with this design…i’m looking forward to seeing what you do with the scraps….ReplyCancel

  • BeckyMarch 19, 2008 - 7:45 pm

    I just also wanted to say after posting the previous message to you i looked around at your other cards…you are very talented….i bookmarked your page and will be checking in to see your new designs from time to time.
    Lovely work!!ReplyCancel

  • AimeeMarch 19, 2008 - 8:06 pm

    The card is gorgeous and the sentiment is so beautiful…ReplyCancel

  • Patsy BJanuary 19, 2009 - 5:53 pm

    Breathtakingly beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • CherylSeptember 30, 2010 - 2:53 pm

    I LOVE every single card you create!!! They are SO beautiful! Whenever I receive most feeds, I’ll skip over them if they do not have pictures but I ALWAYS open the links to your feeds!!! Thank you for sharing your creativity blessings with us.ReplyCancel

I hope your St. Paddy’s Day was wonderful.  I’m back to share a card with you.  As I do cards, I’m trying to reach into my stash and use things that I’ve not used before.  I don’t know about you, but for the longest time when I purchased a product I would just leave it in the packaging until I was ready to use it.  Well the truth is, keeping it in that packaging was really a barrier to me using it – I mean, what if I needed to return it to the store?  Things look so pristine in the package that I tended to save them for a "special occasion".   Not anymore!  I’m now really good at getting things out of the package and into my everyday storage so that I can put my hands on it quickly.  Somewhere in my meanderings I picked up these jumbo eyelets and on this card used them for the first time.  They were a little bit klutzy for me and I couldn’t seem to get them set with my Cropadile without mangling them – I ended up having to use the dreaded manual eyelet setter and hammer. 

Another simple card.  In real life the colors mesh a little bit better than they appear.  The scalloped circle is more of a lime green as is the patterned background.  My camera simply wasn’t feeling it.

Supplies:  Stamps:  Stampendous; Paper:  DCWV, Bazzill; Ink: SU Night of Navy, Brilliance Black; Ribbon: Michaels; Accessories: Eyelets – Karen Foster; Nestabilities; aquapainter and watercolors.

  • HilmaMarch 18, 2008 - 9:22 am

    I like this card! May have to case it!ReplyCancel

  • nancy bMarch 18, 2008 - 11:00 am

    love this one!!! I recognize that ribbon from the 33 rolls at Michaels that I purchased! Love the dragonfly and the colors. thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • debMarch 18, 2008 - 3:41 pm

    Finally someone that has used jumbo brads !!! I loved reading “as time goes by” … because I’m notorious for never taking anything out of it’s original box. And you’re right – it’s a barrier and you never use the product. I’m delivered !!!!!

    love ya, debReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMarch 18, 2008 - 7:38 pm

    pretty card, guess u need to buy that big bite it might have done the job. I used mine the other day for reg. eyelets and it works good when u use it right.!! we will have to email deb and tell her that is jumbo eyelets. I dont have a problem taking things out of the box , I have a problem of using them if they are special, i keep thinking oh gotta save it for that special project but i am loosing that philosophy real quick. thanks for sharing. i have that ribbon from michaels too.
    who doesnt??