Paper Crafting Projects

November Special Holiday Class "Build a Snowman" Sneak Peek!

It's time to build a snowman!  This is my special holiday class where we will be using the Snowman Season suite of products to make adorable little snowmen for cards, folders, tags and notebooks.  Here is a sneak peek:

Nov 2 sneak peek

The class fee is $40 and includes all of the supplies to make the following:

  • 4 cards with envelopes and 1 decorated folder to hold it in
  • 8 small cards (3x3) with envelopes with 2 decorated boxes to hold 4 cards each
  • 2 notebook folders with a pocket
  • 8 tags with a decorated Let it Snow Embellishment box to hold them in
  • Let It Snow Embelishment kit to use on projects and take home the remainder

There are still spaces available in all sessions, so please contact me ( or text 808.384.5122) to reserve your spot today!

  • November 2nd at 9 am and 1 pm
  • November 3rd at 9 am and 1 pm

A preview of some of the products that will be featured:

Hope to be building a snowman with you!

Stamped With Aloha - Snowman Season Stamp Camp October 26th

Please join us for our Stamped With Aloha Snowman Season Stamp Camp!

    Saturday, October 26th, 2019, 10 am to 2 pm

    Salvation Army Kroc Center - Koa Ballroom 

    Registration Fee $85

    Deadline to register is October 1st, register by Sept 24th for additional benefits


This stamp camp will be all about snowmen, featuring the Let It Snow Suite from the holiday catalog.  So come build lots of snowmen with us.  Your registration includes $50 worth of products to use at the event to make the holiday projects and take home after, boxed lunch, prize patrol, themed grand prize baskets, retired stamps and products sale with a 50% rebate and optional holiday swap.

Click the link below for the flyer and registration form with all of the details.  We hope that you can join us!

Download 2019 Snowman Season Stamp Camp

Stamped With Aloha Holiday Express Stamp Camp - October 27th

Join us at our Stamped With Aloha Holiday Express Stamp Camp where you will be using many of the cool and festive holiday products featured in the new Holiday Catalog.


 Event Details:

        October 27, 2018 from 10 am to 2 pm

        The Salvation Army Kroc Center, Koa Ballroom

        Registration Fee $80

Some of the featured products include:


Click the link below for the registration form and more details.  Hope to see you there!

Download 2018 Holiday Express Stamp Camp


Hedgehog notebook and notebook folder

You may have seen these cute little hedgehogs popping up on pinterest and other Stampin' Up! posts.  I couldn't resist making some myself.  I have 2 projects to share with you featuring these cute little guys.

Project #1: Hedgehog notebook

The hedgehog was made using the sunflower from the Painted Harvest stamp set.  The larger flower image was stamped in Soft Suede--first stamped off before stamping the image.  Then the detail flower image was stamped in Soft Suede.  The face is the flower center stamped in crumb cake.  The eyes and nose is a stamp from the Foxy Friends stamp set, or it could be drawn in using a journaling pen.  Then cheeks were stamped in blushing bride using the eraser tip on a pencil.  I chose the sentiment from the Happiest of Days stamp set.

The whisper white piece that the hedgehog is stamped on measures 2 x 2 3/4".  The old olive frame measures 2 1/4 x 3".  The strip of designer paper measures 1 x 5 1/2".

20180215 Hedgehog notebook inside

I also added a pocket to the inside of the notebook.  The designer paper was cut to 3 x 4"  then the corner was trimmed off.  Fast Fuse was used to attach all of the pieces so that they would be secure and withstand a lot of handling.  The kraft grid journal is something that we used to have and it's included in the products for reference, but it is retired and no longer available.  

20180215 Hedgehog notebook inside

Here are the supplies used to make this project:

Project #2: Hedgehog Notebook Folder
We made these folders in my December special holiday class.  Here are the cover designs.
20171202 Hedgehog notbook folder-covers
Here is the inside.
20171202 Hedgehog notebook folder-open
This folder has a pocket on one side and a notebook attached to the other side.  It was made from a 2 pocket folder.  I originally shared how to make this folder in my post dated 5/2/17.  I've copied the instructions here.

Here is how to make this notebook folder:

  1. Start with a 2-pocket folder (see photo below).
  2. Cut down the height of the folder to 11".  Cut the top of the folder (the end that does not have the pockets).
  3. Cut the spine off the folder so that each side is 8 1/2" wide.
  4. Your original folder should now be in 2 pieces that are 8 1/2 by 11" each.
  5. Score down the middle of the 11" length at 5 1/2".  Fold on the score line.  You should now have 2 folders that are 8 1/2 x 5 1/2".
  6. One of your folders will open so that the pocket is on the left and the blank side is on the right.  For this one, cut the pocket flap on a diagonal so that it is easier to use. 
  7. The other folder will have a pocket that opens upside down.  To fix this, cut open the top of the pocket, just follow the edge of the folder.  Then cut the flap on a diagonal.  Then use tear and tape to seal the bottom of the flap to make the pocket.  Now you have it set-up correctly.  See photo below.
  8. Attach a notepad to the right side of the inside of the folder.  I just used tear and tape on the back of the notepad and attached it to the folder.
  9. Decorate as desired and you have your finished folder!

  20170429 pocket folder

20170429 Undecorated folders

November "Santa's Workshop" Special Holiday Class

In the first weekend of November we had our special tags and cards class.  This year, Stampin' Up! has great packaging options for cards in the Holiday Catalog, including mini pizza boxes and the acetate card box.   We used them with the Quilted Christmas product suite to create a spread of cards.  Here is a summary of what we made, which included 2 sets of each of the following:

  • 4 3x3" cards and a decorated mini pizza box to package them in, including envelopes
  • 5 holiday tags and a decorated mini pizza box to package them in
  • 2 medium cards and 2 notecards with an acetate box to package them in, including envelopes

We used a pack of felt embelishments, which included 5 each of trees, holly berries and leaves and stars.  They are very versatile and an easy way to make a project pop.  For all of the projects, we attached them using the multipurpose liquid glue.  When were were done, we had 1 tree left.

3x3 Cards and Mini Pizza Box 

The mini pizza boxes are perfect for 3x3 cards.  The box can also fit a gift card, food (the lining of the box is foodsafe) and other goodies, like tags, which are up next!  On this project, we used the felt tree on the box cover and on a card in the box.  The images are from the Quilted Christmas stamp set and paper from the Quilted Christmas designer series paper stack.

  20171104 Pizza box of cards 1

Holiday Tags and Mini Pizza Box 

 This box holds 5 folded tags--2 with a 3x3 front, 2 with a 2 x 2 3/4" front and 1 with a 2 x 3" front.  The images are from the Merry Little Labels stamp set and punched using the Everyday Label punch.  The bow on the Just for You tag is from the Holly Berry Builder Punch.

  20171104 Box and tags

20171104 Large tags

20171104 Small tags


Holiday Cards and Acetate Box

The final project includes 2 whisper white notecards and 2 medium sized cards.  They are packaged in the acetate card box.  This box is sized perfectly for medium sized cards.  Depending in the thickness of the cards, it can hold up to 6 cards and envelopes.  Perfect for gifting.

20171104 Acetate box and cards

20171104 Holly berry card

20171104 Star felt card

20171104 Quilted card

20171104 Tree card

For the tree card, the triangles were cut from the Quilted Christmas designer paper and then "pieced" together from the bottom up.  The Quilt Top textured impressions embossing folder makes the perfect background.



Below are the supplies used for all of the projects.  If you'd like to order any of the products, click on the pictured item to jump immediately to my website and shop or from the top menu, click on SHOP NOW.

Mini pizza box with 3x3 holiday tree cards:


Mini pizza box and christmas tags:


Acetate box of holiday cards:


 Other supplies: