I KNOW, I KNOW , I am way behind …yes, these are for xmas but you could look it that I am way ahead…lol.. actually I liked this one so much that I made several and used them as birthday rather than CHRISTMAS…remember I warned you that I was good at re-purposing things.

Dawn's Tee Pee Card


I am sure you have heard that ole saying I so far behind that I actually think I am FIRST… WELL THAT’S ME FOLKS.. as you can see I pulled this out to share and it was back in DECEMBER as her sample is a CHRISTMAS CARD… well no matter I still think its really cute and fun to make…

HINT… I Do use the ZIG TWO WAY GLUE but in this case I was having a terrible time getting it to hold the card together to stand.. so I tried using the removable tape and it worked just fine… and if you don’t have any writing on the inside then I would use a piece of permanent tape with cover on it and tell them to remove the cover paper and stick card together… but maybe you will have better luck then me…DON’T USE THE PERMANENT IF IN FACT YOU WANT THEM TO BE ABLE TO open it again… but being the lazy stamper that I am I liked the idea of nothing inside maybe a tiny message on the back triangle  and call it FABULOUS…well sometimes I just can’t let things go so I stumbled across some small velcro dots at JO ANN’S…. THESE WORK BEST OF ALL…if you do want to write inside…. even the removable tape doesn’t stick well at least with this humidity but the velcro dots work great but again a small note with the card is helpful. Here is what I wrote…

This card will fold into a small TRIANGLE TEE PEE. Just fold right triangle over to left and gently press the velcro dots together to hold it in shape.

Here are a few of the ones I did…


kh bday tee pee

photo 3


I loved this one used the tree punch to make the tree and then colored a little wooden bird to sit on it and then added the banner with the bird greeting at the bottom…this is just too cute but you do need to send them a little note on how to make it stand up cause  people who don’t do this can not seem to see what we see.. so give them a break so you don’t get a call saying ‘ WHAT THE HECK”…LOL

photo 2

This one my MICHAEL’S was having their dollar ( now 1.50 ) sale bins and and I found a package of long strips of butterflies that were originally intended for use on a scrapbook page I think….but I just cut off the number I needed and used them on my TEE PEE.


This card will fold into a small standing TEE PEE…just fold the right triangle over to stick on the left triangle using the small velcro dots. 

I just think this is a very cute and simple card to make which is quite unique when finished.


CALLIGRAPHY /TAPESTRY…http://ilovetypography.com/2014/04/19/cloths-of-heaven/ 

I think this is a lovely piece of calligraphy and the fact that they also did it as a piece of tapestry was just so amazing.

Then this one was really funny I thought especially cause I am always laying my xacto knife down and loosing it on my desk…lol…

xacto knife joke

Ok that’s it for this week… give these a try and like I have told you before cutting and folding them ahead of time is great way to always have a few available to quickly put together …. and yes, saving them in a sheet protector ….lol.

AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPING BY… wire headed cyber toad…aka kath



NICHOL RAUCH’S chick and egg

A few years ago my good friend and teacher NICHOL RAUCH… sent me this adorable easter card….a baby chick ( origami) tucked into an egg…WELL OF COURSE ..I had to figure out how to make this chick myself and it wasn’t quite as easy to find as I thought but finally I did come up with fold by fold photo directions so I put the link here for you.  I printed it out and then cut the strips and put them on a few sheets of paper to cut down the number of pages I had… in addition there is no size given so my chick is made out of a 6×6 piece of light weight text paper.  I think Nichol’s might have been only 5×5…as for her egg I think she simply cut an oval and then using an exact cut a ragged edge in the middle so that the egg looks broken then simply place a narrow line of glue around the edges and press the two pieces together…then she used the GLAZE sakura gel pens to decorate the front of the egg…

NIchol's chick:egg

Here is the LINK  to the origami chick…


You notice that both Nichol and I love GOGGLIE eyes so I put them on each of my chicks…but rather then the egg as the holder I decided to use DAWN’S DIAPER FOLD CARD so that I could tuck not only the chick but some easter grass and also a single Ghirardelli chocolate square….hey its easter your supposed to eat candy…

my bskt and chick


DAWN'S DIAPER FOLD cbd557970b-320wi


DAWN was using her’s as a complete card so she used a larger piece of paper than I did. I only needed a small pouch so I used the same size as the chick a 6×6 square and again it can be made out of lighter card stock but it works better due to the thicknesses with text weight paper.  As for how far down to fold the point I just looked at her picture and decided that it was about ¾ of an inch up from the bottom… I tried that with just my eye not a real measure and it worked just find… so that’s my recommended size … if you make the bigger one you will need to put more grass in it and maybe even stick the chick up near the top or it may gone down into the pouch too far….if your not mailing jelly beans would be fun but if you are mailing even the eye of the chick is going to mean that you will probably need the extra postage… I am warning you because I have experienced the PO being rather picky about your mail…my bskt and chick

Ok just a couple of quick things to make for your Easter cards…. I cut my papers and did my folding in front of the tv…by the time you fold 2-3 of the chicks you will have it down and no problems.. then the diaper fold is even easier…just use a clip board or some hard surface to rub your bone folder on and away you go…. O

One last Easter Idea… DAWN’S OMBRE FRINGE CARD 



Yes, I am well aware that this is not the least bit easter….. I am a LAZY STAMPER not a stupid one ….lol…..so I used the same idea with greens  for grass and small bunny die cuts that I had purchased from IMPRESS RUBBER STAMPS.   Then I made this Easter card.

khombre bunny

so this ombre technique will work in a variety of ways… however I like the boot one too a great birthday card…

Ok in the words of GAME OF THRONES ( my favorite) EASTER IS COMING….( instead of winter…lol)  So get those creative capes on and get busy…. have fun and Play….

AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR COMING BY....wire headed cyber toad…aka kath