Sunday, October 2, 2011

Real Women Word Art Freebie !

Isn't that the truth ! I needed a birthday card for a dear friend.
We've shared many good times and a few sad tears over a good glass of wine. The years have flown by and it's more like coffee or tea now but we can still empty a bottle between the two of us when the occasion calls. 
I hope you can use this word art in your projects. It's a 5" by 5" print out. I reduced it to 
3" by 3" for my inside layer and it worked great. Don't save this preview. It has a watermark.
Pop over to 4 shared to get the correct size.

You can get your word art ....  HERE


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Owl gift tag and circle wordart Owl freebie !

I crafted a gift tag to go along with the owl I made yesterday for the owl hat
I'll be gifting to a friend's little one . I made a colored digistamp out of the paper crafted owl on the owl card and added circle word art. It completely matches the card. So cute !
I'm offering the circle sentiment with colored owl as a freebie . I'm attaching a 3" file and a 2" file.
For this gift tag I printed the 2" file on cardstock and used a 2 "circle punch to cut it out . You can use a 2" circle of any kind to cut it out. You don't need a scrapbook punch. I pop dotted that to a 2 1/2 " circle and taped that to a 3" scalloped circle . I punched a small hole and added the ribbon. It took me just a few minutes.
You can get the files at 4 shared. PNG, PU, 300 DPI

The 3" file is ....  Here
The 2" file is ..... Here

Sorry, no CU just Personal Use for your crafting projects . Credit to SugarPawScraps is appreciated.
 I hope you can use the cute little owl colored digistamp I made . I'd love to hear from you if you do.


Monday, September 26, 2011

Owl card and a word art freebie !

  I made some word art to go with an owl card I made. Inside the card is decorated and I wrote " I do, that's Whooooo". I will be giving an owl hat as a gift to a little boy. Making
handmade cards or simple note cards are not difficult at all . It's best to start simple and before you know it you'll
grow creatively. It can be addicting. Everyone loves the handmade cards !
This 5" card was made using DSWV Linen Closet and I used an owl paper template I found online. I printed my word art and cut in half to separate the sentiment. I choose not to color my word art but the font is open enough to do so.
The freebie zip file includes a 4" and a 3" printable word art files. Don't save the above watermarked preview wordart. Go to 4 shared to get the proper size.

You can get your freebie Word art .....HERE

If you make a card using the word art, please come back and show me.  

STOP back tomorrow because I will offer a matching owl circle sentiment as a freebie that will match this owl card. I used it on the gift tag. Turned out cute !


Friday, September 16, 2011

Cardmaking Freebie !

I needed a gardening card and made some word art.
Here is a preview with watermark. ( Don't save this one.)

You can get the  3" printable freebie ........HERE


Thursday, September 8, 2011

GGrandma card and a cardmakers Freebie

 Today was a cold, rainy day thanks to TS Lee . I stayed home and made a
card for Grandparents day to my Mom from my grandchildren. We're all
blessed to still have her with us at 89. Hug your grandparents, if you can !
I totally CASED this card design. I saw a beauty online by Kristen at Lilsweetpeasplace
 Blog. I changed it up to fit what I had and it turned out nice. The inside is all decorated also with the pink and brown dotted paper and a sentiment from the 3 little ones for
their sweet great grandma .
Your freebie is the Great Grandma word art. It will fit a smaller square scalloped
Spellbinder die or any style small shaped die. I hope you can use it !

 You can download the freebie .....HERE

300 dpi, png


Friday, August 26, 2011

Anniversary Card and a Freebie

This anniversary card was made with DCWV Bella Armoire designer
paper stack. It's such a pretty design of papers ! The inside of the
card panels are decorated also using the black and ivory dotted paper
and a pretty center journal piece included in the stack.
I made a Happy Anniversary digi-stamp to fit inside the 2" Spellbinders oval .
I'm offering it as a freebie for those that can use it. I darkened the digi
for better printing clarity as you can see in the preview at 4 shared. There
is room to add your own year or just print as is .
I'd love to hear from you and see what you make also !

You can get your digistamp .....HERE

PU, PNG, 300 DPI


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Necklace card and Scroll Journal Freebie

My beautiful daughter's birthday is today . I incorporated a necklace into
her birthday card. One of the layers is a pocket where I hid
the chain. She can just pull
it out later to wear it. In the picture one of the top pearls popped off
the circle die cut and I
added it back later after I noticed it missing. I've found out you need to
glue those tiny pearls
to some cardstocks. I decorated the inside also with matching paper
and made a scroll journal
piece to write a few words. I'm trying to teach myself calligraphy.
It's way harder than it looks !
If you'd like the scroll journal for inside a 5 inch card , you can get it


 The journal lines are faint. If you want a bold line, this one might not be
for you.
PU only, png and 300 dpi


Saturday, August 20, 2011

First Day School card and a freebie !

I saw a card design I really liked one day . The card markers name was Wendy
from Kingstons Kreations blog. Her apple card was from a Cricut cartridge I believe.
I made this one for my grand daughter on her first day
of school. I cut the apple card base as best as I could just using my scissors. Those
seeds took longer than the base.
I thought I'd offer you the sentiment I made for inside the smallest Spellbinders oval.
I'm still stuck on the Summertime font. I need to change it up next time.:-)
The inside of card has a free printable subway art from sweetcoconutlime Blog reduced
to 3 inches.

Anywho, you can download the small png file ....HERE

I also wanted to RAVE about the new No Shim Embossing Mat for Cuddlebug. Mine
finally arrived in the mail and I love, LOVE, LOVE it. Nothing
else is needed to emboss after the cut but this mat and the 2 B's. TERRIFIC product !

It's storming here in the mitten ! Perfect day to make cards unless we lose power.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Happy First Day of School digi Freebie

My sweet granddaughter goes back to school here soon . I wanted to send
her a treat for her lunch bag. Inside the card box is a 1.8 oz box of
Good and Plenty and a note from grandma :-) It's our favorite candy to
share together once in awhile. I made the digi stamp for the 2" punch .
I thought I'd share it with you . It looks cute with the scallop punch .
The double punched circle would look just as cute glued to a sucker  or
any thing in their lunch bag actually.

 The Free Digi Stamp is.....HERE !


Saturday, July 30, 2011

Baby Bottle Card and freebie

I needed a baby card for a family member , so I looked around till
I found one I wanted to CASE. It came from sandrasscrapsels blog .
Her whole blog is awesome!! The card turned out so cute !
The first picture is the front . I cut out a baby bottle card using a template
and just decorated with baby boy designer paper from Martha Stewart.
The second picture I added the poem on one side and made a
diaper to hold the Babies R Us gift card.
The back is decorated also but I forgot to snap a picture. I had to
custom make an envelope to fit and just wrapped it all in a big blue bow.
I had made a Sweet Baby text to fit an oval punch but did not use it .
 Maybe you can.

You can get the Sweet Baby in 3 colors....HERE


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Freebie Sympathy sentiment for A2 card

Today I had to make a pet sympathy card for a good friend that lost her
yorkie to illness the other day. If you look close enough you'll find a tear
stain or two. :-(  It's a bit similar to the human sympathy card I made the
other day but I changed it up to make it pet themed.

I have a detailed post at Taggerpaws , if you're interested in what I used.
I wrote a short tutorial on how I print out these borders also.
Pop over and take a look.
There are two freebie sentiments there that match the card above.
She will be Remembered and He will be Remembered. They fit
the smallest oval Spellbinders die.

The other freebie today is With Sympathy . It was used in the human
sympathy card I made yesterday.
You can get the text dowload....HERE


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sympathy Card with Border

Here is the sympathy card I made using the sympathy border
I made the other day. The base card is DCWV Linen Closet
and the designer paper is DCWV Bella Armoire . I made
the With Sympathy word art to fit inside the Spellbinders
smallest classic oval.

You can still download the sympathy border ....HERE
It will print out 4"by 5" for an A2 size card.

Judy Cason
SugarPaw Designs

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sympathy Digi Border for A2 size card

I did not think I would have to make a sympathy border for a card, but today
I was wrong :-(  I hope you can use it too . It will print out 4" by 5" like the others
I have shared. It's PNG and 300 DPI. You can use any pattern or any color cardstock.
Personal Use, please.
The dotted paper the text is shown on will not be included.
It's only being used as a visual sample .

When I get my card done, I'll post it here. I'm going to look over my designer
papers and ribbon stash tomorrow.
Update: I have posted my card now. Click on this link to view it.

You can get the sympathy poem border ....HERE


Friday, July 15, 2011

Two Free Borders

Since the A2 size card borders are going so well, I have two more
to share with you. Click on the preview picture to
see them larger. One says "Enjoy your day" and the other
says "Happy Birthday to you" with a music note.
They will print out 4"by 5" and they are png transparent,
so print them on any color or patterned cardstock you
want. They really dress up a card nicely.
If you'd like a custom made one, contact me at
my email addy here and I'll give you a price via PayPal.
I can make one to say Happy Birthday to "insert name here".
The kids will like to see their names printed on a card, I'm sure.

You can get the zip file with both borders ......HERE

These borders are for A2 size handmade cards but can be used
in any smaller digital projects .
Here is a card made with Enjoy Your Special Day border. 

If you are a pet lover, pop on over to my TaggerPaws blog for
some free pet themed digi-borders for your A2 cards .


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Free Happy Birthday A2 border

I made a Happy Birthday border for an A2 size card today.
I placed it on some digital paw print paper, so you can see how it will
print when using your own colored or patterned cardstock. The file is png (transparent except for text) for that reason. It will print 4" by 5 " to
fit an A2 size card.
Font size is 60. The file will not have the paw print background
paper when you download it from 4 shared. Personal Use only please.
300 DPI for quality print.

Download the Happy Birthday border ....HERE

OK......I'm back again !
I made up a simple pet card which shows the border printed out
on a finished card. If you're like me you need a
visual of what the printable file will look like . I printed the
border on the same digital pawprint paper as shown above.
The inside is finished with distressed chipboard that spells
Come back and show me what you made if you can use it !
There are other FREEBIES and CARDS on the right side under LABELS.
I have also posted a paw and bone border for an A2 card over at my other blog
TaggerPaws . You can download the link there. Both borders have
made really cute cards.


Monday, July 11, 2011

Happy Birthday DigiStamp / Cowboy Boot Card

I put together this cowboy boot shaped
birthday card for my brother. I saw something similar
online once. I did an internet search for a cowboy boot template.
It's so cute ! I made a Happy Birthday digistamp to fit
inside a Spellbinders nesting labels #8. I might dress up the inside
a bit more. It looks too plain. I still have time before I pop
it in the mail. The design paper is from a digital kit I printed using textured
card stock. The kit is called " I wanna be a Cowboy". I followed
a recent tutorial posted online on making 3D stars for the center.

You can get your freebie Happy Birthday Digi.....HERE
I love to hear from you anytime !


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Free Graduate Circle Digi

It's that time of year ! Graduation cards or gift card holders to make for the happy
graduate. I have made a graduate circle to fit a 3 in punch
and also a 2 in punch. The inside circle is blank so you can add their name,
or their monogram, year or stickers however you'd like. The file is PNG, so
you can print these on any color card stock.

You can get the 3in circle ...HERE
The 2 in circle ....................HERE


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Happy Birthday Papa Digistamp /Apron Card

I made a card for my hubby's birthday this weekend. My inspiration
was a super card I saw called Pops BBQ by Robbie for MelJen's challenge.
I used what I had on hand , changed it a bit and it turned out very cute.
I thought I'd pass along a Happy Birthday Papa sentiment
to those that would like it. It will print out
2" by 1.29 ". It looks cute cut apart, layered and distressed. The
file is PNG so you can print it out on any color cardstock.
The papers I used for the apron card is Americana by K & Co.
The inside of the card is decorated also in the same paper pack.
I had no template for the spatula. It is a bit weird looking but hubby
won't care. :-)

You can get the right size sentiment ......HERE

Have a super day !

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Declaration of Independence Background /4th of July Card with coffee sleeve

I made a card for an Independence Day birthday and I needed a script background paper. I was inspired by a blogger for the American flag using cardboard. I have her name written down somewhere. I will add her name when I find it.
I went to an American history page and found the Declaration of Independence . I hope it's considered public domain. I reduced it and cropped it for background paper. It will print 4 by 5 for A2 size card. If you ink and distress it looks really cool ! Glued on top of the script paper is a Starbucks coffee sleeve I decorated and added a Starbucks gift card inside the sleeve . Designer paper is Americana paper pack
by K and Co.
Feel free to get the Declaration of Independence background to use
at 4 shared.....HERE
Happy 4th blogger friends ! For my Canadian friends ,Happy Canada Day !!

Judy ...SugarPawScraps & TaggerPaws

Friday, April 22, 2011

Go Green !

Every year for as many years as I can remember, I've
tried to raise awareness for Earth Day. I found this
subway art graphic online and thought it was cute
and says it all ! With gas prices over
$4.00 a gallon and creeping up,
walking instead of driving is a
Remember Earth Day !!!!
Grab my earth day word art in yesterday's post.
There's no reason not to look stylish when recycling :-)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Earth Day 2011 freebie !

I've got some cute Earth Day word art for you today.
The larger file included in the zip folder prints out
8 by 8 " and the smaller file is for card makers.
It prints out 2.4 " by 2.4 " . Perfect for the inside !

You can snag the Earth Day Word Art file ......HERE

Please remember to Go Green when you can. Bring
your travel mug to Starbucks tomorrow and your coffee is
on them. Woo Hoo !
Peace Out

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Don't forget Earth Day April 22, 2011

I saw this neat graphic today for Earth Day. It comes in poster size for printing over at
the Tip Junkie. Stop by Laurie's blog if you'd like to download the awesome
8 by 10 printable file for framing . I just loved it ! Thank you Laurie :-)

Last year I posted an Earth Day freebie. I'll repost it again for download.

You can get the file HERE .
I hope I have time to make a new one for this year. I'm
working on Easter goodies , so stay tuned !

Friday, April 8, 2011

Freebie DigiStamp

I needed a simple rectangle digistamp for cards . I was tired of my
circle name one and needed a change. I made another one without a name in case
my blog friends would like to have it too. Just print, cut and write
your own name.
One prints out 3.9 "w by 1.3 " H. The smaller one prints out
roughly 2" w by .6" high which was perfect printed on cardstock,
trimmed, framed in a different color and adhered to the back bottom
of the card. Click each image to open a new window with larger size
to save to your computer. Don't save the thumbnails :-)
Feel free to snag 'em !

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Irish Blessing Freebie !

Just in time for St Patrick's Day projects, I put together
this Irish Blessing. One file size is 2167 by 1310 pixels
for scrapbook layouts.
The other file size included in the zip is for card makers.
It will print out 3.3" by 2" ( 997 x 603 pixels) . I used that size
for the inside of a card and it printed out nicely.
Thanks to Lady Shannon for allowing the altered use of her
shamrock element.
You can get the file HERE
If you can use the word art, I'd love to see what you make
and credit to SugarPawScraps.
Click image for larger view.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Spring Easel Card

I've got Spring fever ! I'm ready for some warm air
coming this way. We still have about 5 weeks of cold, snow, wind
and ice to muddle through here in the mitten. I'll
have to settle for spring color and fun images till then.
I made an easel card using Meljen Designs . The minute I saw this
digistamp I loved it. Learning to color with markers has been
a challenge for me. I'm all about the digital design coloring so
adding color by hand using a marker is not easy.
There is no *undo* option ! You are stuck with your
mistake or have to start all over again which is a bit
Click on the image for detail.
Here is what I used:
Johnny Boots Spring Digistamp and Tulip line sentiment by MelJen Designs.
Digi frame by Kim B Designs which was fussy cut by hand and for
some dimension foam dots were added. Both digistamps were
colored with prisma markers.
Card base is textured paper by Colorbok
Pattern paper by Doodlebug Design ....Easter assortment
Misc Buttons, pearls, ribbon embellishments.There is a tutorial
for making the korker ribbons for cards ( and most
anything korker) under Labels or Here.
Glass Effects and gelly pens.

I have entered this card into Meljens Challenge # 48.
It's a first for me other than a card share at Meljen's.

Spring is right around the corner ! I just know it :-)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Grunge card

I love the grunge look. I love prim country also. I just made
a pin cushion using one of my antique spools that turned out cute.
While I was in that mode, I decided to make a grunge card
for a friend. I started with Kraft colored paper by The Paper Co.
I stamped swirls in Chestnut all over the paper. Using Versamark pad,
I stamped swirls again and heat embossed with clear emboss powder.
I distressed all around the edges and inked .
The flower petals are Sizzix, inked with Holtz
vintage photo and perfect pearls. Butterfly punch is Martha Stewart.
Vine is Sizzix, inked with Tim Holtz vintage photo and forest moss.
Buttons , burlap ribbon, glitters and glass effects
here and there. Click on image for closer detail .
Even though I made a messy inky mess, this card was the most fun to make.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Korker Flower Curls Tutorial

I've been asked by a blogger friend to do a tutorial with more detail
on how to do the little korker curls I used in the Mother's day
card flower. They are very easy. I thought a picture would tell the tale better.
Click on image above for better detail.
You can use jewelers cord, scrappers floss, silk flower wire, etc.
I used the sparkle cord up above. I applied the stiffener to the thread using
a q tip on a piece of copy paper. When it was still wet I rolled it
on a thin round stick or dowel. In the pic I used a thin paint brush.
I secured the ends with plastic clamps I found in the hardware
section of a grocery store. Michael's has small crafters clothes pins
that work great too. I let it dry overnight and it all comes off in a
stiff spiral. Cut what you need for your projects.
I had some white silk flower wire. I colored the wire using a pink ballet
prismacolor marker. I wrapped it around the thin dowel and it made a
nice korker curl. You don't need stiffener, of course, because of the inner wire.
They are a tad picky to touch but they look good too.
It's the bottom pink korker curl in the picture.
The little ribbon korkers for paper cardmaking use the same technique .
Although for hair bows, you need to heat set the curls .
I learned how to make ribbon hair bow korkers
for my granddaughters Here.
Easy Peasy !

Mother's Day Card

I just finished a Mother's Day card for my sweet Mom. She'll
be 89 next month. I've been wanting to make a few more flowers
using ribbon, so this was a good opportunity. The center rosette
I glued and wrapped around my piercer. The outer ribbons I
stitched around one side and pulled the threads together
to form circles. The curly q's I made using sparkle thread
I bought by the jewelry crafts dept.To stiffen use fabric stiffener
and wrap around a thin rod. I used
a thin paint brush handle. Secure the ends with very small clothes pins
and set it aside till it all dries. When making the bow korkers
for hair bows , it's better to heat them in a low heat oven but for cards
just having them air dry works well.
Paper by Colorbox, Spellbinder fancy tags, Martha Stewart
doily edge punch and assorted leaf punches, ribbons,
pearls , Tim Holtz inks and Glossy accents here and there.
Click on image to see more details.
Is it Spring Yet ????? I'm so tired of snow, snow, snow and more

Saturday, February 19, 2011

St Patrick's Day pull tag card

Target had metallic gold foil paper by Colorbok
just begging to be made into a pot of gold card
with gold coins. Yes, you can run coins through
the Cuttlebug ! I tried anyway and it worked. Just use a Spellbinders
pad over the coin and paper before adding
the top B plate. I wasn't real happy with the way they came out and wished
I had some real gold chocolate coins instead. I'll save some from Christmas
stockings next year.
I used a 3 " circle punch for the pot, 3 " oval for the rim with a 2 1/2 "
gold foil oval for the inside of the rim. I used my craft cutter to make a
slit in the gold oval for the tag to slide through.
The bun feet for the pot is 1" circles. The shamrocks are
smallest EK Success punched hearts glued together . I used the gold
paper for the buckle punch also. When you pull the shamrocks tag up it's
stamped Hugs and Kisses in Tim Holtz forest green.
I wish I had a Kiss Me stamper instead. Things to watch for next year.

Monday, February 14, 2011

My 2nd beautiful granddaughter will turn 1 year old soon. My how
the time flies by. I made her card using a digital image I have had
since 2009 when it was offered as a freebie. The digital
image I used is by an awesome designer Kim B Designs .
She is such a sweetheart. When I asked Kim if I could
use her designs to make clusters or QP's for my blogs
Taggerpaws and Sugarpawscraps she said yes with
pleasure. Check out her blog if you love digital design !
I used Kim's Happy Cow kit for the birthday cow
image and some of the digital papers included in the kit.
The other paper scraps are
by Imaginisce All Kinds of Happy. I used liquid pearls,
glossy accents for shine, lots of glitter , stickles, liquid applique for
the frosting, pretty gem stones and metal flower stickers,
Spellbinder oval die and assorted punches for tag
and hearts .
This card was so much fun to make. Just looking at
Kim's happy cow holding a cupcake put a smile on my face.
Click on the images above to see the card in detail.

Friday, February 11, 2011

A butterfly shaped card

I wanted to try my hand at designing a butterfly card template, so
I opened my Paint Shop Pro software and messed around with vector
shapes. I know digital scrapbooking much better than paper scrapping.
Using heart vectors and eclipse I came up with this template.
I used pearlized card stock , liquid pearls and a massive amount of
pretty glitter. The antenna took me a few tries using black scrappers
floss, glue to shape and stiffen plus black liquid pearl drops.
I used a sweet sentiment from Meljen Designs . I just love her
artwork. I'm looking forward to making another card using her
awesome digistamps.
I'm sending this one to a friend. The inside simple says Thank you .
Thanks for viewing my card. I'm learning quite a lot as time goes by.
I really enjoy making these cards for those I love. I'm going to
work on a few more shaped card templates I can offer as
printable freebies. I have a pet themed one in mind already for Taggerpaws.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

If Love... word art freebie !

As I mentioned in a previous post, I embellished the inside of my
yorkie embossed card with a sympathy word art I made in PSP.
I used it in gold to match the card but I also have it in black.
You're free to use it in your crafting projects. PU only.
I reduced it to 3 " for the inside of my card on ivory cardstock
and it printed beautifully.

You may get the zipped download ... HERE

Lollipop flower basket

Today at there was a tutorial for a lollipop
basket. Hers is adorable and much more professional looking
than I could ever attempt. I thought I'd try my hand at it anyway.
I did not have the spiral rose
template till the yellow ones. I think those are the best
flowers for this lolly basket . I guess I will get
better at making the rose lolly flowers the more I do them. It's a cute
project to do on a snowy afternoon and the kids will love it !

Embossed edge card

I tried a new technique I learned from Gina K at Stamp TV.
She showed how to emboss around the edge of cardstock
to match the embossing powder you used for your stamp.
It's a wonderful idea and one I'll use more often.
Click on image for more detail.
Papers : Colorbox for the pink striped and DCWV designer pack
Rustic . Spellbinder fancy tag, ribbon and pearls.
I have embellished the inside with a sympathy sentiment.
I will share it as a freebie when I upload it to 4 shared tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Freebie Word Art !

Someone asked me where I found the digital word art I used
for my easel valentine card down below. I made it in PSP . I reduced
it just enough to fit the size heart spellbinder nestie I wanted to use .
It's png. You can use any color paper ( but red) to print. It is only
300 by 150 pixels. It is a 1 inch print out for card making.
I colored in the heart using a prisma marker. Please use it if you can.
Credit and a link back to SugarPaw Scraps is very appreciated.

Blizzard and a very simple valentine card

We've been under a blizzard warning since yesterday 7 PM.
So far there has not been a let up in sight. A minute ago
I looked out to see a total white out. Hopefully it's out
of the mitten in a few hours. We'll be digging out all afternoon.
I made a very, very simple valentine card today for hubby.
He is not for all the frou frou. He likes all the cards I make
though but for him I went simple. The speciality paper I used was from
K and Company. Nestie hearts for the pull out tag and a heart sticker
here and there. That's it...easy peasy !
Stay warm. I read the Ground Hog predicts an early spring.
That's a good thought, right ?