Thursday, June 23, 2016

Coupon Card and Money Envelope

Coupon Card and Money Envelope

I wanted to share a card and money envelope that I made for my husband for Father's Day.  I used Stampin' UP! Designer Series Paper and cardstock.  Stampin' UP! has amazing cardstock and designer papers.  The stamp sets I used were Going Global, Vintage Verses (retired), Crazy Mixed Up Love, Hip Notes, Hello Life, and Because You Care.

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Start with 8 1/2 X 11 sheet of paper, on the 11 inch side score at 5 1/2, turn and on the 8 1/2 inch side score 4 1/4 and do not score past the previous score line that you made.  Then along the 8 1/2 inch side that you have done nothing with yet, cut at 2 1/8, 4 1/4, you can turn at this point and cut the other side at 2 1/8 (or you can keep going from where you began and cut the last line at 6 3/8).   Please see pattern below.  

These are really fun.

The Coupon Card was inspired by Kelly Jean Gettelfinger, another Stampin UP! Demonstrator.

Money Envelope

Begin with an 8 1/2 X 11 piece of cardstock and cut to 8 1/2 X 7 1/2    From the remaining piece, cut it to 1 inch X 8 1/2 inch, the piece that is left over we do not need unless you decide to add embellishments using the leftover piece.

Line the 8 1/2 inch side of your cardstock up against the top of your scoreboard and score at 3 inches and 6 inches

Next score your 1 inch piece at 3 1/8 inch and 6 1/4 inch

Line up the 7 1/2 inch side of the piece of cardstock that will become your money envelope against the top of your envelope punch board and punch as I've shown below.

Now move the piece of cardstock to the 3 inch position on the envelope punch board as shown below and punch once more.

You no longer need your envelope punch board, grab your paper trimmer and line up the 8 1/2 inch side along the top of the paper trimmer, and your tab along the top of the trimmer with the tab facing to your right as shown below and trim off the bottom excess leaving a tab along the top of the cardstock as shown in pictures below.

Next fold score lines and I like my tab along the left hand side but you can put it on either side that you wish, and decorate however you wish. Then place sticky strip or a really strong adhesive along the sides as I've shown in pictures and secure.  Also place sticky strip along one side of your belly-band and secure, decorate as desired.

And wah-lah, you have a nice money envelope to decorate as you desire.  You can see the outside of mine above.

Happy Crafting!


Monday, June 20, 2016

Ginger Molasses Cookies (Pfeffernuse) Gluten Free

Ginger Molasses Cookies

1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup molasses (do not use blackstrap)
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

1 cup sorghum flour
1/2 cup brown rice flour
1 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1/2 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp ground black pepper if you prefer pfeffernuse, or leave out for ginger molasses cookies

1/2 cup chopped crystalized ginger candy (optional) but putting this in makes these cookies oh so awesome.

2 tbsp. sugar for rolling (DO NOT add this to the cookie dough)

Line 9 X 13 cookie sheet with parchment paper.

In medium bowl beat butter, molasses, brown sugar, and vanilla with electric mixer on low speed until well blended.  Add rest of the ingredient (except for the sugar for rolling) and beat well.

Roll into smooth balls (approximately 12) with hands, and roll each ball in sugar.  Place 2 inches apart and bake approximately 9 minutes in a 375 degree oven.

You will see little cracks on the top when the cookies are done, be careful not to over bake.

Cool on wire rack approximately 5 minutes.

Enjoy! :)

Monday, June 13, 2016

Unity-You Rock

You Rock-Thank You!

I frequent a local music store, and one of the gentlemen that works in the store recently gave me a CD that he recorded. "The End of the Evening".  He plays the flute along with other instruments.  This CD is a lovely compilation of Irish Music.  I am so grateful to have this CD to enjoy.  I wanted to express my gratitude with a handmade card from one of my newer Unity Stamps.  The name of this stamp is Katie Girl, (

I used Stampin' UP!'s Archival Black Ink, and Stampin' UP!'s retired Watercolor Crayons.  I pulled a little color off the bottom of the crayons with a watercolor brush.  I also used a retired Stampin' UP! Music Background stamp.  

I hope you enjoy.  

And here is a link to Dmitri's blog

And here is the outside of my card.  Inside I stamped "You Rock"