A Sweet as Honey Mother’s Day with PhotoPlay Paper

Happy Thursday, crafty friends! With Mother’s Day quickly approaching this weekend, I thought now was the perfect time to share this mom card that I made for PhotoPlay Paper featuring their adorable Sweet as Honey collection.

As you may guess from the cute garden gnome, Sweet as Honey is a continuation of the popular Tulla & Norbert product line that PhotoPlay began releasing last year. This kit is perfect for spring and summer with it’s bright sunny colors and garden theme filled with flowers and bees. I created an outdoorsy scene for my card using stickers from the collection and a couple of die sets. I really love all the flowers, and I think most moms would, too.

To turn this card from an everyday card into a Mother’s Day card, I used a sentiment die set from PhotoPlay’s Say it With Stamps collection to die cut the word Mom into the front of the card. Once die cut, I nestled the wording back in place, adhering it to the inside of the card to create a fun, peek-a-boo window for a little element of surprise.

I hope all of you celebrating Mother’s Day this Sunday have an amazing weekend! And thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Photo Play Paper - 12 x 12 Paper Pack - White Cardstock Core'dinations - 8.5 x 11 Cardstock - Value Pack - Black Cat - 50 sheets Sizzix - Making Essentials Collection - Cardstock Sheets - 80 Sheets Photo Play Paper - Tulla and Norbert's Sweet As Honey Collection - 12 x 12 Collection Pack Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Circle Play Photo Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Dies - Borders
PhotoPlay Paper Say it With Stamps Mom & Dad Etched Dies
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Tulla & Norbert’s Lucky Charm with Photoplay Paper


Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! Can you believe that March is just around the corner? Hopefully that means that spring is on the way, and we can soon say goodbye to this horrible winter weather everyone is having. Today I’m looking ahead to golden skies and green clovers with a pair of St. Patty’s cards made with Photoplay Paper’s adorable Tulla & Norbert Lucky Charm collection.


I think of these cards as a bit of a two-fer project. Once you cut and mix and match the background pieces back together, you end up with two coordinating, yet unique, cards from one simple design. Bonus time.

I used 3×4 cut-apart cards for the focal points of each card, simply adding shamrock stickers and my favorite twine ties for final details. Sweet and simple, and an easy two-fer design.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Photo Play Paper - 12 x 12 Paper Pack - White CardstockPhoto Play Paper - Tulla and Norbert's Lucky Charm Collection - 12 x 12 Collection Pack

Stampin’Up twine

Get Your Hop On with Photo Play Paper


Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! Hope your week has been going well, and that you are all managing through another week of quarantine. And most of all, I hope that my friends who celebrated had a wonderful Mother’s Day this past Sunday.


Today I have another card to share that I made with the adorable Tulla & Norbert collection from Photo Play Paper. I know Easter is well over, but I think this card sentiment is perfectly fitting for a birthday or celebration, which is how I used it. Love that silly gnome in his bunny hat, and the bright and happy colors and prints of this design.


Hop on, my friends! And thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Photo Play Paper - Tulla and Norbert Collection - 12 x 12 Collection KitBest Creation Inc - Baker's Twine - Orange

Hello Sunshine with CardMaps

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Happy Monday! It’s the start of another week of quarantine here in North Carolina. I’ve lost track of how many this makes now, and am actually having a hard time even remembering what day of the week it is. But I’m very grateful to say that the sun is shining with beautiful spring days and that we are all still healthy. Hope you are, as well.

At the beginning of April, the PageMaps website released the new CardMaps sketches, and I am very excited to have been able to create a few card samples for the reveal. If you are a card maker, or are wanting to become one, these sketches are an amazing source of inspiration. Here is one of the April sketch designs, and below is my take on it.


This sketch is for a square card design, and I did mine in a 5×5 size using the adorable Tulla & Norbert collection from Photo Play Paper. I chose two main patterned papers for the background, and accented with paper banner strips and cardstock stickers. Those banners are a great way to sneak in a little more patterned paper without overwhelming the design.


The sketch called for a rounded edge on the second background paper, and I substituted for a more wonky curved edge that I die cut using the Stitched Slopey Joes Border Dies by Heffy Doodle. Foam adhesive behind some of the stickers added a bit of dimension to the design.

May is PageMaps 14th Anniversary! To celebrate, they are giving away a $100 Gift Certificate to A Cherry on Top. For your chance to win, leave a comment on their Facebook page and tell them what your favorite cupcake flavor is.

To double your chances to win, visit their Instagram page and comment there, too.

They will combine all comments from FB and IG and draw a random winner on Friday, May 29, 2020.

Good luck, friends! And thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Photo Play Paper - Tulla and Norbert Collection - 12 x 12 Collection KitHeffy Doodle - Cutting Dies - Stitched Slopey Joes Border

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Creativation 2020 with Photo Play Paper’s Tulla & Norbert


Hello gnomies, happy Sunday to you! It’s Creativation weekend! Such an exciting time for paper crafters with all the new products heading our way. I had the great pleasure of getting my hands on some of the new Photo Play Paper releases to create card samples for the show, and I can’t wait to share these new collections that are as cute as can be. First up today is Tulla & Norbert.


Gnomes have been super trendy these past few months, and that is continuing into the new year with this sweet spring-inspired collection. Love the colors in this one! Piled on lots of patterned papers for this card, adding in crisp white cardstock to help define all those layers. The rainbow background is one of the Cut-Apart cards, trimmed down to size. Then sticker and die cut ephemera details to finish the design.


Have you all been following along with the Creativation excitement? Any new immediate must-have favorites for you?


The products I’ve used are linked below:
(Tulla & Norbert collection coming soon!)

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackPhoto Play Paper - Tulla and Norbert Collection - 12 x 12 Collection KitPhoto Play Paper - Tulla and Norbert Collection - 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers - ElementsPhoto Play Paper - Tulla and Norbert Collection - Die Cut Cardstock Pieces - Ephemera