Make a Snowman Card from Paper Punches – Glue Dots Design Team
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Make a Snowman Card from Paper Punches – Glue Dots Design Team

You know I love die cut machines.  They are this crafty girl’s BFF.  However, I decided that I needed a good challenge, so I took a look around my newly cleaned craft room (only took me about 6 months to clean it) and zeroed in on my paper punches.  You know what I learned?  You…

Pasture Birthday Cow Twisted Fold Greeting Card
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Pasture Birthday Cow Twisted Fold Greeting Card

I had such a good time making my first gate fold card that I wanted to try another kind of fold I’ve never made.  I came across a whole new kind of card!  Well, new to me anyway.  It’s called a twisted greeting card. I learned how to make it from this video.  It’s such…

Living Dead Gate Fold Zombie Card – Cricut A Frightful Affair
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Living Dead Gate Fold Zombie Card – Cricut A Frightful Affair

Woo hoo!  This is my first “gate fold” card.  Am I the last person to ever make one?  They are so easy!  If you haven’t tried one, here’s how to make a Gate Fold card: Find the center of a 6×12 piece of paper.  Fold each side in toward that center point and crease with…

Halloween Upcycle Frappuccino Bottle
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Halloween Upcycle Frappuccino Bottle

 I don’t know where I’ve been when it comes to making projects using these cool bottles but I finally did it!  It was super fun! Need vinyl?  I like to buy mine from Expressions Vinyl. I bought these Starbucks frappuccino’s at my local grocery store and my sons helped empty them…into their tummies.  I washed…

Easy and Versatile Numbers Card for Halloween or Birthday
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Easy and Versatile Numbers Card for Halloween or Birthday

I can’t believe my baby is about to be a teenager!  It’s true that I call all my children “my babies” but this one is actually my youngest.  This means I have all teens!  I used Lori Whitlock’s Number Pattern card to make a Halloween”ish” card that will also suit a 13th b’day…especially one that…

Best Friend Ever Stationary Set – Lori Whitlock Design Team Post
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Best Friend Ever Stationary Set – Lori Whitlock Design Team Post

Today I’m using Lori Whitlock’s Stationary set file to help me create a gift for my daughter who is away at college.  I was thinking she could use it to leave notes for her friends or uh … to send a letter home to dear ole Mom.  Subtle, I know.  LOL!  Subtlety is my middle…

Cricut Bump in the Night Monster Bookmark
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Cricut Bump in the Night Monster Bookmark

Let’s make a funny bookmark!  I’m using the Cricut Bump in the Night cartridge along with some popsicle sticks, paper and Joy’s Life Halloween Puns stamps. I thought it would be fun to make a little monster bookmark.  I cut this monster at 3″. Using Tsukineko Onyx Black ink,I stamped directly onto a popsicle stick. …

Make Washi Tape Magnets – Super Joy Loves Her Super Friends Day GIVEAWAY
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Make Washi Tape Magnets – Super Joy Loves Her Super Friends Day GIVEAWAY

Hey Everyone!  Today is Super Joy Loves Her Super Friends Day (on the 14th of every month) so don’t miss the giveaway at the end of this post!  Thank you for being part of Joy’s Life! I haven’t cut magnets with my Cricut since I made my Cricut Vinylology DVD.  I forgot how much fun…

Lollipop Treat Holder – Lori Whitlock Design Team Post
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Lollipop Treat Holder – Lori Whitlock Design Team Post

I had the best time creating this lollipop treat holder using Lori’s Party Favor Wrapper file with my Silhouette Cameo.  The wrapper is so easy you’re going to LOVE putting it together. I just used a few Glue Dots to attach the heart shape, where I added a brad for closure. Just a few swipes of my…