3D card?

I am really not sure what to call this project!  It’s a cross between a card and a 3D item.  I wanted to say that I am sorry I haven’t been posting much.  Preparing for a craft fair can be a LOT of work (what do I mean by can?  Ok… I mean it IS a lot of work).  I love it though!!  Anyway, I saw something on Pinterest and made it my own.  The reason why I say I made it my own is that I am VERY sure that the crafter that created her project didn’t use this tool to make it:


This is a sheet metal rivet gun.  It can create any size hole you want as it has a separate tool box with different hole punches and setters (for the rivets)!  Think of it like a Crop-A-Dile with a longer reach!  Where did I get this beauty?  My father-in-law gave this to me a long time ago.  He was a sheet metal mechanic.  I mentioned to him that I needed to punch holes (this must have been before Stampin’ Up! had their Crop-A-Dile) through layers of paper.  He hands me this rivet gun!  I must admit, I didn’t use it much since Stampin’ Up! came out with the Crop-A-Dile – a tool they no longer sell.  However, this particular project needs a LONGER reach.

Are you ready to see what I have been working on??  Have I chattered long enough??  *giggle* Ok ok… here it is!


I think this is a great gift for any coffee lover.  It serves two purposes.  Give them what they want – COFFEE!!  (Can you tell I am a coffee lover?) And send them some Christmas greetings!!

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Tech Tues on Wednesday

I had my week planned out.  I was going to post to my blog once a day.  Well, instead of scheduling my thank you card on Thursday, I posted it on Tuesday!  *giggles*   Oh well, bonus for you!  So, I downloaded some of the new MDS downloads and just had to play with one of them.  I used the “Old School” digital set for this page.  DSP and embellishments.  With all of the mugs that I have acquired over the years, I didn’t have room for a title or anything else!  I still like the way it came out!

Here’s the link for the newest downloads!  Check them out! They are super cool!  August 27th downloads


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Coffee Anyone?

So, I made this card when the catalog first came out!  My besties and I are coffee enthusiasts.  We love it.  Wherever we are, there is a Starbucks in our hand, pretty much… *grins*  Anyway, I thought I would post my card here, since no one else really got to see it!  It’s a fun stamp set for those that drink the wonderful hot fluid that recharges our body with that amazing caffeine!  Anyway, I love to distress stuff… it gets some frustrations out… *giggle*


List of supplies (each link opens a new window)