Category Archives: Tutorials

Fun Summer Cards to Share

Ok, I came across this fun card as I was cleaning up and organizing things.  I had been in a monthly swap a few years ago with a few ladies and this was one of the cards that was swapped! I LOVE it and I have no idea who did it! No name but great card! Can be used for invites etc.. Ideas are endless!  Enjoy!

Bikini Card Front       

Bikini Card Back


Bikini cards and trunks

Download bikini_card_pattern.doc

Here is one with matching Trunks! I am attaching the pattern that I was able to scan.  Ok, so I finally figured it out BOY I feel like such a knuckle head cuz it was so easy!  Will have more shares later!

Recipe: only stamping on this card is the belly button! I used the dot from the the Three for you Punch Box, you could use the end of a pencil eraser too!

Card Stock: Blush Blossom, Real Red, W. White Brilliant Blue & Small Star Punch! You could also add ribbon to the sides of the bikini too!  HMMM!!!  Ok enough!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Stampin’,

Yvonne Metz

Vista, Ca.

Purse Tutorial is here!

 Ok, I have been working on this tutorial for the last 2 days, between my almost 4 yr old and my 17 yr olds finally school days….Whew!!!  Here we go if you have any questions please don't hesitate to email me or leave me a comment!  Although I do have to say I'll be on vacation starting Sunday and coming back the following Sunday Father's Day!  I am so looking forward to it.  Of course I'll have my Lap Top and Stamps, and…camera…LOL!  7 Days w/out stamping??? Are you Kidding??? LOL! Can't leave home with out them! Ok, back to the directions……

DSC00820 Trim your 12 x 12 to 8 1/2 x 11 (Cut the 11" first) this will be your handle. Score the 11" side at 4 1/2 & 6 1/2 (I was doing a 5 1/2" mark but realized no need for it) ; )

Crease the Scores w/your bone folder






DSC00822 Next as you can see in the photo on the 8 1/2" side you are going to mark with a pencil 2 inches on each side TOP & BOTTOM. 

You will have 4 pencil marks







Then take the ruler and line it up to the 1st score line. Take your bone folder and make a a line and fold it.

Or you can fold the DSP over to make the crease. Just use a flat ruler.





Your piece should look like this.

Disregard that crease you see popping up, You don't need it.






DSC00826 Top & Back trim of purse Cut 2 pieces 6 1/2 x

Cute 2 pieces 6 1/2 c 1" for the Top & Back trim of your Purse.  I used C. Celery here.

Add the scallops, you can also put little dots with your White Gel Pen! Looks really good, I added them.






Attach to the Middle of the top  and back  of your purse with snail.









Side Straps – (2) 2 x 7 score the 7" side at 1 1/8 on each side. Use Sticky Strip as shown.





DSC00829 Attach Pieces as shown.

Piece should now look like this.









Use snail to attach the top of the side strap as shown on both sides.  No need for Sticky strip as this part will be held together later with a Jumbo Brad.








Bring up the sides and flip the side strap down on both sides.








Piece should look like this.Handle should be 1 x 12 use snail on both ends and attach to the inside of the purse.  I use the inside as my guide.  With this purse I put the handle all way  down to the edge of the Side Strap. Do this on both ends…

Then attach your Jumbo Brads or Regular Brads and you are done. 



Ta Da!!! All done. 

You can also use the Bloomin Die Cuts in the Occassions Mine to attach to the sides to! Or the Scallop Punch, the Flower Punch…Oh the ideas…



For the little Pocket Card  I did the following:

DSC00837 DSC00835

DSC00838 6 x 3 pc. of cardstock scored at 3, 5 1/8, 5 5/8  Fold and tape as shown using sticky strip. White insert measures 3 x 2.  Ok, I think that is IT!  OMG! I hope you enjoyed this Tutorial!

OH, The little strip of DSP on the pocket measure 1 x 3 (the size of a nugget wrapper) I would LOVE to see your creations, please send me a link so I can take a peek! ; )

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stampin',

Vista, Ca.

1 More Pouch Fold Card ; )

 Ok, I had to share this last Pouch Card I did with Stampin’ Up’s! Berry Bliss Paper.  When you make these cards you are using a 11 x 11 sheet of DSP, so you end up with 2 strips – 1 that is 1 x 12 the other is 1 x 11.  What to do with the strips????  Well cut them down to 1 x 3 and wrap them around nuggets!!! You can get 7 wraps.  I used 6 for the photo below!  I’ve never posted instructions/File before so hopefully it will post.  If you have any problems trying to download them let me know.  Enjoy and Thanks for stopping by.

Berry Bliss Pouch   

 I LOVE SU’s Berry Bliss Paper! I also used the Boho Punch and the One of a Kind set! Love these together.

I also had to use Glitter! ; ) The next photos are what I did on the inside flap and for the greeting.

Any questions please don’t hesitate to email or comment me.  I have more coming so please check back often.

Download pouch_fold_card_instructions_with_photos.doc

Happy Stampin,

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.


Berry Bliss Flap 
Berry Bliss Inside