Thursday, December 8, 2016

For the 12 Days of Christmas!!!

For the 12 days of Christmas

My Red truck gave to me . . . . .a great way to get something free!

I love getting mail which is part of the reason I make cards, so others can have fun getting that something extra special in the mail too!

So in the spirit of the holidays (and yes to promote my card-making hobby/business), I'm giving away cards for 12 days (starting December 8th - December 20th 2016).

Here is how it works:
Follow my blog!  (Look to the right below my "About Me" section.)
Once done send me an email at
Please put free cards in the subject line.
Make sure you include your mailing address (this won't be shared).

I will send you a card that you can either keep or send to someone special.  An envelope will be included.  It's my pick however if you're looking for something specific please let me know and I will try to make it fit the occasion.
Okay  . . .I know you are thinking nothing is free right?  Well the only condition is to keep the business card that is attached to the back of the card.

Wait I would like more than one free card please!!
To get a second card you can go to my Facebook page.  If the link doesn't work you can try searching MyRedTruckDesigns on Facebook..  Like my page and post in the comments section under the 12 days give away post.  I'll send you a second one.
Sorry but two freebies is all I can do.

Let's keep the joy of snail mail going!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Shake Shake Shake!

Love Shaker Cards!

I've been wanting to try a shaker card with the Jar of Cheer set. As predicted it is one of my favorite sets!  It coordinates with the Jar of Love bundle.
At the last card club meeting we made a fun shaker tag.  But this could easily be converted to a card.

 The assemble is a bit tricky but well worth it!  I've broken down the steps here for you.


Stamp two complete jars (the body + lid)

Cut out using big shot: One jar with inside cut out and one jar just the outside cut.

Reserve the blank inside of the jar - this will become the sentiment tag.

Stamp the tree on the inside of the jar (this is the back) and Merry on the extra piece that was the inside of the card.

Glue clear window sheet onto wrong side of jar.
Build up the sides of the jar with foam strips. You will want to use as little strips as possible.  I started with a strip for the top and the bottom them filled in my sides.

Pour your "snow" into the area built up. Then remove the backing on the foam strips.  It's important not expose the adhesive on the strips before pouring in your snow as it will stick to the strips and you want get a good seal.

**Note: It's easy to want to really fill your area with glitter however you need to provide room for the glitter to move.  Resist the urge to over fill!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Club Cards

Oh What fun . . .

we had at our Thursday evening club card meeting!  We experimented with One Sheet Wonder Cards.  For those that took advantage of the paper offer in October this would be a great solution to maximize your use of a single sheet of Designer Series Paper.  I plan on doing a video however in the meantime I'll post separately on how I cut up the 12 x 12 sheet and the 6 cards I created from it.

I copied the Christmas card (thanks again Pinterest) and the fall card was October's Paper Pumpkin.  It's a shaker card and we had a lot of fun making these!


Stay tuned for my next post on the 6 OSW (one sheet wonder) from the DSP (designer series paper)!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

November Special . . . .

Stampin' Up is pre-releasing a framelit set called Stitch from the heart.  It's a great set if you won a big shot die machine!  Plus they are discounting sets that coordinate with it!  Click here for more information!

Don't miss out on this great offer! 

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Are you ready for Halloween!

I just can't think of any occasion the jar set can't cover!  The jar of haunts set is just too sweet not to creat some cards from!  I used some extra thick clear embossing powder to give it a real glass look!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Calling All Paper Fanatics!

Great Offer from Stampin' Up to stock up!

Just like in my wardrobe when I create cards I tend to not use patterns!  However I may be doing more pattern mixing in the future as this is a deal most won't be able to pass up!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Another one...

You may eventually tire of these posts however I will not tire creating the cards from Thoughful Branches. 
We've had a slight hint that fall will in fact eventually arrive. It's gotten my into making ginger cookies (my favorite tried and true recipe) and making fall inspired cards. 

Friday, September 2, 2016

Thoughtful Branches....sorry you couldn't stick around!

Stampin Up released a limited stamp and big shot thinlit called thoughtful branches. I fell in love!  This is just one of the examples, (thank you Pinterest for the idea).  I'll take pictures of the others I've done!

Monday, August 29, 2016

A venture away from cards!

So I know mostly (like 99%) of my posts are regarding card and paper crafting. I do however venture outside the realm of paper!  I love making costumes for my kids. In the past it's been Cinderella, Ariel etc....then it was Wall-E and Thomas the train. As my son has gotten older we have ventured to transformers and video game characters. Not exactly my niche. 

However knowing my costume making for the kids are numbered I gave forayed outside my comfort zone into the world of cosplay!  Enter into the world of EVA foam. Oh it's been fun. Here are the chest and back plates for my son's destiny inspired armor. 

I'm currently working on the shin guards and knee pads. Will post more soon. Who knew I'd be using my heat gun for something other than embossing on paper!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Thoughtful branches and banners!

For a limited time you can purchase the thoughtful branches bundle (item #144328) from Stampin Up!  It's a great set and there have been so many fun and beautiful cards made with the set. Here are two I put together. Will be posting more to my Pinterest and Facebook pages as well as here so check back!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A little Christmas in August!

It was hard not to go crazy with the holiday cards. This year Stampin Up's paper is just so great!  They have everything from whimsical to traditional holiday patterns. 

Here are the cards we made at our Christmas in August card club!

The tag was created using the everyday jars die with the big shot and the jar of cheer stamp set. I also pulled in some ultra thick embossing powder to make the jar really look like glass. 

Playing around with shaker cards!

I love this snowman in the Jar of Cheer stamp set (142161 available September 1). Wanted to make it snow for him in a fun shaker card. 

Monday, August 22, 2016

This is totally awesome!!!

Paper Pumpkin kits from Stampin' Up are great for many reasons.  My two favorite are 1) its a craft to go in a box.  You can literally take that box (and maybe a pair of scissors) and craft anywhere as it has everything you need. 2) Its perfect for the never stamped before to the seasoned stamper.  You can create it as is or enter the world of pinterest (hint set a timer) and gather up so great ideas to alter it.

Any way you look at it this deal is GREAT! It's a purchase one month and you get the second free.  How awesome is that?!?! Basically you are spending $10 per box.

Let me know if I can help get you signed up!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Bonus Days!

Bonus Days!

Stampin' Up is having holding bonus days!  For every $50 you spend through the month of July 2016 you receive $5 to be used for your purchases in August!  Click here to shop!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Sitting pretty

Here is just one of the cards we made tonight!  I'll post another one tomorrow!  Stay tuned!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Having too much fun!

The new colors in the Stampin' Up catalog are so happy!  I've also discovered a fun paper frame/shadow box technique. It's not quick and took some practice. The results are really fun and showcase the stamps. 

I'm giving two as prizes this Sunday!  Here is just one. I have to keep one as a surprise. 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

New Catalog means I get to play!

Play Time!

Our new catalog is either in your hands by now or will be soon.  If you don't have one come on by my home or the Stampin' Up website to take a look.
I've had the hard job of playing with the new colors and getting familiar with the new catalog! I know it's been such a complete headache.

Stay tuned for some fun creations!  I'm preparing for my June card club and of course my catalog launch on the 5th.

Here is a prize that I'll be awarding to one lucky winner at this Sunday's catalog launch.  It uses all our new colors and a new favorite set.  If you thought the Crazy about You set was awesome just wait for this set that coordinates with a set of BigShot dies.  If that last sentence sounded Greek to you, contact me we need to get together! 

Have fun and stay tuned!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

New catalog!

The new catalog is out and packed with great ideas and new products!  Join me on Sunday June 5th 3-4pm to look at the catalog, make a card and win some prizes!  

Friday, May 20, 2016

Free tonight?!?!

Come see me at the Hungry Mother Market!  It's at the Factory in Franklin tonight from 4-9pm!!!
$5 gets you free wine samples and access to a whole bunch of great vendors!! Plus raffles for free items!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

So many!

I truly struggle to narrow down the cards for classes!  Here are our cards from May!  We will be creating and having loads of fun at the next meeting!  Stay tuned!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

I took a different more subtle approach to Stampin Up Botanical Builder. It's a one of a kind card and really had fun playing with softer colors!

Happy Mother's Day Mom!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Sneaky sneaky......

Sneak picture of tonight's club cards!  I have room for one more. First to email me claims it! :-)!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Mother's Day May 8th!

We had great fun this afternoon creating this Mother's Day basket and matching card!  I used the Ornaments for the big shot as the base for the strawberry and a leaf from another thinlit.  It all came together perfectly!  Now to fill it with chocolate covered strawberries!

This would also make such a great appreciation gift as end of the year is fast approaching!  These can be purchased all ready to assemble (1 card + 1 basket) for just $5.  Just send me an email!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Mother's Day...,

Join me during your lunch hour on Friday April 29th (12-1) to create a basket and card for Mom!  Kids welcome!  $5 per person. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Mark your Calendars!

I will be a vendor at the Hungry Mother Market on May 20th!  Stop by My Red Truck booth and shop!  If you place an order at the market I will wave shipping!

It's a great event and you get free wine.  There will be tons of vendors there and you can make a night of it by stopping in to have dinner at one of the many great Franklin restaurants.  Plus free wine!

I'll have some great sneak peaks at my cards and projects I'm offering.  Plus insight on classes coming up!  If you sign up for a class and attend I will be discounting your class fee!  Plus did I mention free wine!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Going going . . . . .

Weekly Deals!

Weekly deals will be going on for one more week!  Don't worry there will still be some great special offers available throughout the year.

Here are the ones available for the week of April 4th!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Thursday Club Cards

Thursday Club Cards

Here is a view of the full cards we did in the March Thursday Club.  We used a stamp set that has been a favorite since premiering, the Sprinkles of Life stamp set.  The other two cards feature sets from the Sale-A-Bration and Occasions Catalog. 

I will be posting videos and ingredient lists in the next few days!  


Friday, March 18, 2016

Have you been thinking about Joining Stampin' Up?  Or maybe want to stock up your craft supplies?!?  Now is such a great time to join!  During Sale-A-Bration you can get a great deal on your starter kit which you get to choose!  It doesn't matter if you are pursuing a hobby and want to take advantage of a discount or wanting to turn your hobby into a business. 

I have a few bonuses going on right now to put the cherry on top!  
Contact me to find out more!