Real Life Note Card Set

I’m back with another alternate idea for one of the Paper Pumpkin kits.  For this project I used the stamps from the Real Life Mini Scrapbook that came out for our December 2013 kit.  The little scrapbook itself was super cute but here is another idea for all those fun stamps.

notecard-PP-setIt’s a note card set in a window tin.  I was able to fit a set of 12 note cards in there – actually more would fit – but for my class we made 12.  Here are some “notes” on how I created this project:

  • I used Very Vanilla card stock for each note card cut to fit inside the tin.
  • On one end I added a strip of the Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper – I used all 12 prints from the package.
  • Then corner rounded all four corners on each card – I used the Envelope Punch Board to do this.
  • I went back and added a strip of the Retro Fresh Washi tape to each card overlapping the designer paper.
  • Stamp each of the four images 3 times – I hand cut the word bubble, banner and arrow and used a circle punch for the starburst.  Attach these to the cards with Stampin’ Dimensionals.




  • Decorate the tin with some of the Washi Tape and some Baked Brown Sugar Ruffled Stretched ribbon.
  • To finish it off I added one of the wood accents and guess what – It’s a PERFECT match to the Take Note Starburst stamp!  Who knew!take-note-wood


And as it turns out the note cards will fit in the note card envelopes that Stampin’ Up! sells – we have some Crumb Cake ones and then the set of white.  They just don’t quite fit in the tin.  You could also make envelopes with the Retro Fresh Designer Paper and the envelope Punch Board.  Or just leave them like they are and tuck a note in a lunch box, brief case or anywhere else you want to leave a little note for someone!

The Retro Fresh Designer Paper and Washi Tape and the wood elements are all from the Occasions Catalog.

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Something fun for today – it’s my birthday!

I thought I would do something fun on my blog for today to celebrate my birthday.  I’d like for you to leave me a comment and let me know which project/blog post has been your favorite on my blog.   I’ll pick a winner to receive a free tutorial of the project I’m sharing with you today.  And if you place a Stampin’ Up! order in my online store I’ll send you the tutorial for free.  You can shop my store here.  You’ll have through Friday to leave your comment and/or place an order.  I’ll send the tutorials out via email this weekend.

This is one of my favorite projects that I’ve made in the last few months.


It is so pretty in person.  The combination of Basic Black and Very Vanilla from the Modern Medley Designer Series Paper along with the GOLD accents and the pop of color from the Coastal Cabana it’s just beautiful!

There are touches of gold and the natural elements from the Linen Thread and Cotton Ribbon are unique combination.

coaster-book-pageThe book has multiple pages made out of coasters.  Plus a fun pocket page in the center.


The tutorial has all the details to make this project including lots of photos.  I hope you’ll leave me some love today!


Get Organized for the New Year with Paper Pumpkin

I created this project a few months ago using the October Paper Pumpkin Kit.

Paper Pumpkin Index Card Organizer Box - Monika Davis

Paper Pumpkin Index Card Organizer Box – Monika Davis


The October 2013 Paper Pumpkin Kit had three stamps – TO DO, NOTES and ALL OUT OF – with a Gumball Green Ink spot and then the project pieces to make the Memo Roll.  I find myself using Index Cards for many things and decided this would be the perfect thing to use these stamps for.  I designed a box to fit 4×6 index cards.  I used the Envelope Punch Board to help with the box and the divider cards.


Here is a photo with a few notes on the box –


  • You start with an 8-1/2″ square piece of card stock.
  • On one side score at 1-1/8″ and 7-3/5″
  • On the opposite side score at 4″ and 5″, cut tabs to fold up the box
  • on the shorter side use the Envelope Punch Board to make the notch – line up each side at the 2-1/8″ score line on the Envelope Punch Board and punch, then cut away the in between piece.
  • I also corner rounded on the corners – see photo.
  • assemble the box
  • decorate

If you want to stamp on the index cards for each section – I used Gumball Green, Calypso Coral and Basic Gray.  I keep it on my desk and use the index cards for a variety of things/lists.

I enjoyed creating this fun project with the Paper Pumpkin stamps.  We made this in my Stamper’s Club back in November.  I hope you like it!


Envelope Punch Board Box

I love my Envelope Punch Board from Stampin’ Up!  Not only can you make envelopes with it but look at this cute box that you can make!


Our double-sided Designer Series Paper is perfect for this project.  I used a 6″ x 6″ piece of paper so that means you can get 4 boxes from each sheet of Designer Series paper.  Here is how I made it –

  • Start with a 6″ x 6″ piece of Designer Series Paper.
  • Line it up at the 2″ mark on the Envelope Punch Board and punch and then score it.
  • Slide it over to the 4″ mark and punch and score again.
  • Turn the paper and repeat on the next side.  Do it again on the other two sides.  Now your paper has two diagonal scores lines on each side.
  • Now use the corner rounder and round all four corners.
  • It should look like this (I marked the score lines on this sample with a black sharpie so you could see them)envelope-box-1
  • Next you need to fold on all the score lines.
  • Now you are going to fold in the corners of the box by taking the rectangle sections and bringing them together so that it creates a fold in the little triangle between each pair of punches.  I added the sharpie here on this picture so you can see where those are.envelope-box-3envelope-box-2
  • Punch holes in each of the corners so that you can pull your ribbon through to tie the box shut.
  • On my example I used the Natural Ribbon to tie the box shut
  • Add a tag – this one is from the Perfectly You Hostess stamp set in the Holiday Catalog.


Fill the box with a little treat before you close it up.  Some candy canes or chocolates.

Well it may be late in the day but I got a second post done after my shopping today.  I am almost done with all the Christmas shopping.


Vellum Envelope Pouch

I made these cute Vellum Envelope Pouch as one of the surprises for the girls that attended the Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat a couple of months ago.


I put Washi Tape inside for everyone but it would fit small candy treats for the holidays too.  This is how I made it.

  • I used the new Stampin’ Up! Envelope Punch Board (love it) – if you take the item you want to put inside and measure that to get your size – then look on the Punch Board to see what size to cut your piece of Vellum Card Stock.  Then place it on the board on the score measurement, punch, score, turn, etc.  Until you get your envelope.
  • Corner round the four corners and fold on the score lines.
  • I used the Season of Style Washi Tape to hold the bottom of the envelope sides to the bottom.
  • Cut a piece of the Cherry Cobbler ribbon, fold in half and attach to the top flap of the envelope – I actually stapled mine on.
  • I used the Label Love stamp set and coordinating Artisan Punch to create the little label.  stamp twice – once in Old Olive and once in Cherry Cobbler.  Punch them out and then trim the Cherry Cobbler piece to be just the banner with the words.  Use a stampin’ dimensional to attach to the Old Olive piece and then add to the pouch over the end of the ribbon.
  • I added a little Rhinestone for a bit of bling.


It didn’t take long to make a dozen of these.  It would make a cute little holiday treat for a teacher.

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New Envelope Punch Board

Have you seen the new Envelope Punch Board from Stampin’ Up!?

Look what I made!


A fun Halloween envelope using the Witches Brew Designer Series paper.  It was so easy.  Find your card size on the board, cut your paper to the correct size, put it on the board at the indicated scoring line – punch, score, turn, punch, score, turn, repeat two more times.  You can corner round the ends and then fold it up.

And then you can make this cute matching card to go inside


It’s a File Folder style card and see the little tabs at the top – those were made using the envelope punch board!  Now these are fun little cards to make.  I saw this idea on several other demo blogs – I found multiple videos on how others made these.

I used the Halloween Happiness stamp set for this card – here are a few tips for you:

  • add the Witches Brew Designer paper to the front of the card before cutting the tabs with the envelope punch board.
  • ink the stamp in Tangerine Tango ink, use a q-tip or blender pen to remove the ink from the stems and the words, then use a Garden Green Stampin’ Write marker to add color to those, huff and stamp
  • cut out after you stamp with the Label Framelits
  • The ribbon is the 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon – I cut it in half and let it fray on the edges

Fun, fun – really it was fun.  I need to make some more cards of this style.

I’m finishing up the projects for my Cards that Move class tomorrow – so I have to get back to that.  Thanks for stopping by today.  I know several people ask for more information on the clear case mini scrapbook I posted a week or so ago and I’ll have another post soon with some more details on that.

See ya later!


Oh – here is what the punch board looks like –

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