Christmas Gift Tag Swap 2013 – Video

Hello Crafty Friends,

Happy Saturday! I hope you are up for some Christmas Holiday Gift Tag or Card inspiration, because I have a video to share with you all of 15 tags I received in a Swap.

Several of the designers from She’s A Sassy Lady and The Bug Bytes participated in the 2013 Christmas Tag Swap this year and we were not disappointed! Just go grab a cup of coffee or some hot herbal tea and sit down in your comfy chair and watch this video of the 15 tags I received from some wonderful crafters!

Click HERE to see the video!

I’ll be back on Monday to share my Christmas tag in a video tutorial that was part of this swap! Enjoy and be inspired to create after you see what these fellow paper crafters came up with!


Donna Lee

November 2013 Specials

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Cute As A Bug ~ Pinterest & Etsy Inspired

Everyone who knows me very well knows that I have an affection for certain insects. Dragonfly’s, Butterflies, and Ladybugs are some of my favorites.

I had a request to come up with a Ladybug card/invitation. I was sent a photo of something that she found on on Pinterest, but it didn’t WOW me so I went searching in more detail on Google and found my way to Etsy where I found this This card has the wow factor and for me it’s the little black button like features! The red gingham drives my eyes crazy, but its fun and dazzling for sure.

I took a look at my PC Gypsy and searched for Ladybug to see what cartridges I had that might help me make mine. I lucked out and found the Ladybug on the Cricut Paisley cartridge on the button key! This is on page 49 and without the search field on my Gypsy I’m not sure I would have noticed it. It’s perfect for what I wanted to do.


The circles and scalloped circles are from Mini Monograms Cricut cartridge. I used the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots embossing folder on the small scallop circle. This adds a lot of charm to the card.


I really liked the border that Terri added to her card and I have that punch from Stampin Up so I went with it. I think it would be cute with the heart punch border to, and I may play with that later on.


For the buttons and the flowers I went to my go to Close To My Heart Artiste cartridge. I cut the black buttons out of glitter paper from Hobby Lobby and they are .50 inch and super detailed but cut perfectly using the multi cut feature, blade set at 6, speed Medium, and pressure was set at high on my Cricut Expression.

All of my paper for this project is from Hobby Lobby and I can get 4 base cards out of a 12×12 piece of card stock. It’s an economical card to make and would be easy to make a quick set of cards to give as a gift to someone.

Thanks for stopping by today! If you enjoy using your Cricut, stamping, and Scrapbooking you’ll want to sign up this month!

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