Thursday, February 29, 2024

My Best Friend

Happy Thursday!
It's my turn to share my latest project created for

This card was done with one of last month's New Release stamps sets,

How cute is this little lab puppy?
It's just one of three in this set. There's also a chihuahua and yorkie.
There are several sentiments and a heart and bone stamps as well.

I colored this cutie and the heart with Spectrum Noir markers with colored pencil over top. 
The sentiment was stamped onto a layered die cut.
The die cut was cut with the Flourish Oval Nesting Die Set.

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look at today's project!

We would love for you to connect with us in the
You can find more Pajama Crafter Stamps inspiration from 
other design team members and are welcome to post your creations
 using Pajama Crafter Stamps products.

Linking up to:
Dream Valley Challenges - Our 4 Legged Friends
Creations in Pink - ATG Mainly Pink

Challenge Recognition


Saturday, February 24, 2024

Cat with Balloons

Happy Saturday!
I hope everyone is well!
I cannot complain and am so thankful for that!

Today I'm sharing a cute card I created for
It features a new digi available in Conie's Etsy shop called

I colored this sweet kitty with Prismacolor Pencils and fussy cut.
My card background was created by inking white card stock and
adding die cut clouds, hills, grass and a fence.
The sentiment was also die cut.

Now, the fun thing about this digi is you can also learn to draw it yourself!
Check it and all the other drawing tutorials out on Conie's YouTube Channel

Also, we invite you to join the Draw with Conie Facebook Group.
You'll find info on new videos there and inspiration projects from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Linking up to:
Allsorts Challenge - ATG option
Krafty Chicks Challenges - All Occasions
Critter Crazy Challenges - ATG w/featured critter
Crafty Animals - ATG w/animals

Challenge Recognition


Friday, February 23, 2024

Anniversary Card

Happy Saturday!
It's time for this week's 

Challenge Theme is

My DT project for this week's challenge is a rocker style card.
The image was colored with Prismacolor pencils and die cut.
I printed the "You're my No. 1" sentiment from the
The patterned paper on my rocker card base is from
I printed the "Happy Anniversary" sentiment from 
Love Birds Greetings Valentine and die cut into a tag.
A flower and bow were added to embellish.

Hope to see you join us in the gallery!

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Explosion Card Gift Box

Hey there! 

I'm here today with an explosion card gift box project created for CutCardStock.

Have you created an explosion box card before? I have and they are pretty easy to do. But, I had an Etsy customer ask for a card that would hold a gift. So, I did some calculating and made a prototype or 2 to make sure it was large enough to contain this gift.

This is what I came up with. The outside box measure 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches and the inside box is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches.

Outer Box Construction

For the outside box I cut 4 pieces of Stardream Metallic AZALEA 105lb 8.5 x 11 Card Stock 5 1/2 x 11 inches and scored each at 5 1/2 inches. 

The lid piece measures 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches and is scored at 1 3/8 on all 4 sides.

Adhere the 5 1/2 x 11 inch pieces together. This forms a 5 1/2 inch square base and 4, 5 1/2 inch square sides as seen in the 1st photo below.

For the lid you will want to cut from the outer edge to the middle score line on all 4 corners. This will give you 4 tabs. Fold the edges up, tuck the tabs in and adhere at all 4 corners. I did cut an angle on each tab before adhering.

To decorate the box I cut 10 pieces of patterned paper 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches. 5 of these pieces will be used for outside of the box and lid. The other 5 are for the inside panels of this box. I also cut 4 strips of patterned paper 5 1/2 x 1 1/8 inches for the sides of the box lid. 

Adhere these pieces. See the photos below.

Inner Box Construction

Using DCS Discount Amaranth Pink 8.5×11 Card Stock, cut 4 pieces of card stock 4 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches. Score these pieces at 4 1/4 along both the short and long side.

 Cut from the bottom edge up to the center score line, leaving this piece on the upper half for a tab.

 One piece of card stock was cut to 6 1/8 x 6 1/8 inches for the lid. Score at 7/8 inch along all 4 sides. Cut tabs as done for the outside box.

Adhere the 4 large pieces together forming a base for the box. Fold the edges up and attach the tabs to the inside of the sides. This forms a fully enclosed box that measures 4 1/4 inched square.

Cut 5 pieces of patterned paper to 4 x 4 inches for the outside of the box and lid, if desired. 4 pieces cut to 5/8 x 4 inches for sides of lid.

Adhere the patterned paper accordingly.

Putting it all Together

Attach the inner box to the center of the inside of the outer box. I added a ribbon to the bottom of the smaller box before adhering. The ribbon was cut long enough to tie across the box top.

Decorate the inside of the outer box panels and the outer box lid as desired. I used a combination of card stock pieces, patterned paper, punched butterflies, die cut flowers, silk flowers and pearls.

I used Lessebo Colors Premium Bubble Gum Pink 83lb Discount Cardstock, DCS Discount Canvas Textured Pink Tutu Card Stock, Pop Tone PINK LEMONADE 8.5×11 Discount Card Stock.

Thanks for taking look at my project today. I really enjoyed putting it together and hope I’ve provided you with a little inspiration!

We would love for you to connect with us over on the CutCardStock Facebook Page and the Facebook Group Creating with Card Stock for more inspiration.

Linking up to:
Creative Creases - ATG with a Fun Fold 
Creations in Pink - ATG mainly pink
A Place to Start - Monochromatic

Challenge Recognition

Just a Note Card

 Hello there!
Today's inspiration card was created for

I used Prickley Pear's
Mini Butterflies Stamps (retiring), which
happens to be on sale for 50% off!

Using a resist technique, I stamped butterflies on white card stock with
 Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder.
Then I inked with purple and green inks for the background panel.
I used the Mini Butterflies Die (retiring), also on sale, to cut the purple butterflies. 
They were stamped with Versasmark and embossed with purple embossing powder.
I adhered the butterflies to an oval die cut cut with Flourished Oval Nesting Dies.
3 banners were hand cut. 
The sentiment from Spring Flourished Oval Stamp Set was stamped on a strip of purple card stock.
I added 3 glitter dots to complete my card design.

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look at today's project!

We would love for you to connect with us in the
You can find more Pajama Crafter Stamps inspiration from 
other design team members and are welcome to post your creations
 using Pajama Crafter Stamps products.

Linking up to:
Krafty Chicks Challenge - All Occasions
613 Avenue Create - ATG option
Stamping Sensations - Animals, Birds and Creatures/ATG option

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

My Always

Hi there!
Loved putting this sweet little card together for


I colored this cutie with Prismacolor Pencils and fussy cut.
My card base was die cut.
I added a layer of white card that I inked to the base and
the sentiment piece, which is a ready made die cut from
a 12 x 12 paper pad in my stash.
Grass die cuts were added along the bottom of the card.
I die cut tulips and colored with markers before adding to the right side.
The digi was added last and is adhered with foam tape.


I do hope you'll check this digi out along with all the other
fabulous digis available in Conie's Etsy Shop.

Also, I hope you'll join us over on Facebook at

You'll find lots of inspiration there and we welcome you to share your
creations using Conie Fong products!


Conie Fong now has a You Tube Channel where she teaches drawing simple images 
in easy step-by-step drawing tutorials.

Also, we invite you to join the Draw with Conie Facebook Group.
You'll find info on new videos there and inspiration projects from the Design Team.

Linking up to:
Classic Design Challenge - ATG/option I Love...
Crafty Animals - ATG w/animals
Critter Crazy Challenge - ATG w/featured critter
Pearly Sparkles Challenge - Love/Have a Heart
Aud Sentiments - Dies and/or Love + Sentiment
613 Avenue Create - ATG/option Love Letters
Little Red Wagon - Show Some Love
Challenge Recognition

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Seasonal Gates

Hi there!
Today I am posting on behalf of

My cards below were created with one of this month's new releases

When you purchase this digital set, you will receive a zip file containing:
- black and white line drawings
- full colour images
- word images / sentiments

I colored the digis on both cards with Prismacolor Pencils.
The backgrounds were inked.
Both digis were trimmed to rectangles and added to the card bases
with patterned card stock in the background.
I printed the sentiments on white card stock and die cut for 
the first card and hand trimmed the sentiment on the bottom card.
Die cuts and were added, as well as some hand punched items and pearls.

Check this digital stamps set out along with all the other products in store from

And there is always plenty of inspiration and a challenge found at the

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Linking up to:
Creative Knockouts - Die Cuts, Punchers, Stencils (die cuts and punches)

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Add a Heart with Crafty Gals Corner

Happy Valentine's Day!

It's the 2nd Wednesday of the month and that means a new challenge at

The theme for this challenge is: 

~ Add a Heart ~

 Our sponsors for this challenge are: 
(listed in alphabetical order)

Prize ~ 3 Sets of Digis

* * * * * * * * * *

Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

LeAnn's World 101

I colored up these cuties with Prismacolor Pencils and fussy cut.
A heart border was die cut and added to the right side of my card.
I added 3 tiny punched hearts to the center of each heart in the border.
I popped the image with foam tape onto the left side.
The sentiment was die cut.
I added some red pearls.

Won't you join us this month?

Linking up to:
Little Red Wagon - Show Us Some Love
Try it on Tuesday - Hearts and/or Flowers
613 Avenue Create - ATG/Love Letters
Crafty Catz - Valentines or With Love

Challenge Recognition 

Monday, February 12, 2024

Pancakes & Waffles

Hi there!
I'm quickly popping in to share a slimline card created for 

a cute and fun set of digital stamps and SVG cutting files is now available
just in time for Shrove Tuesday, or better known as Pancake Day, which is tomorrow.

Shrove Tuesday was the last opportunity to use up eggs and fats before embarking on 
the Lenten fast and pancakes are the perfect way of using up these ingredients.

Where I'm from, Louisiana, we celebrate Mardi Gras on the same day.

I used Flipping Pancakes which I colored with pencils and fussy cut.
colored the letters with a purple glitter gel pen.
The background paper used is from

Where ever you are and what ever you celebrate, enjoy!

Linking up to:
Birthstone Challenges - Feb Birthstone Amethyst
A Place to Start - Monochrome
613 Avenue Create - ATG option

Challenge Recognition