Ocean Dreams

| card making, craft life, Crafting from the Heart

Hi Friends!

I have another card share for you today. I busted out my Santoro Gorjuss stamps and used the By Air Mail Stamp of this beautiful mermaid to create an under the sea card.

I’ve had my Gorjuss stamps for awhile and this was the first time I took one out and actually used it. They are so pretty I almost don’t want to open them!

The card is 6 x 6 but I added additional dimension by adding a 2 additional layers on the top.

I also added some seaweed, tulle and ribbon thread for embellishment. Lastly I used glossy accents and stickles & sequins to add a ton of shimmer.

I think I’m going to mail this card to my niece for her birthday but haven’t finished her memory gift yet so it’ll be a little bit before she sees it.

I also linked up this card to the Crafting from the Heart/ Anything Goes Challenge. There’s still time for you to enter and you can find that blog here:

crafting from the heart

I hope you enjoyed my project. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Whatever Life..

| Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers

Hello Friends!

I have a super EXTRA card to share with you today. I found a new blog with weekly challenges and they are snarky and fun. So today’s project share is a card I made for the Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers Challenge #137- M is for Menopause.

I made a slim easel card that measures 3 x 6 inches. I added extra dimension by adding an additional 3 x 6 layer card on top and popped it on top diagonally.

I used a Housewife Image I got from Hungry Jpeg and the paper collection is a combination but mostly papers from Fancy Pants Designs- Flutter Collection.

There is space on the inside for more “snark” and to write in a message. The card fully extended measures 3 x 12 inches.

If you’d like to enter the challenge, there is still time and you can find this oh so awesome blog here:

I hope you enjoyed my project! Thanks so much for stopping by.


Instant Smile In A Cup: Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop

| card making, Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, craft life, crafty gal, greeting cards

Happy Friday!

I have a fun project share for you today which is also my card for the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop.

The theme was Spring/Summer and although the lady in the image I used is wearing a sweater I am positive it’s probably because its cold inside the coffee shop.

I created a 6 x 6 card with a gorgeous image from Krista Smith. You may love Krista’s designs as much as I do and remember her designs as Saturated Canary. The image I used is the Once A Month Image April 2019. You can find it in her Etsy Shop: Shop Krista Smith here.

The paper collection I used is from my very own collection, Magic Bean and you can find that here.

I colored up the image with my Copic and Spectrum Noir markers. I wanted the card to be dimensional so added a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 and 5 x 5 layers on pop dots and then an oval cutout for the image with more pop dots.

The sentiment stamp I used “Instant Smile in a cup” is from the Greeting Farm, Mini-Remix Brewtiful.

Lastly, I embellished the card with some gold sequins and a tulle bow and brown cord bow.

I really enjoyed coloring up this image and making a card with less embellishments but more dimension with all the layers.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Halloween Pocket Tag Mini Album & Mini Ghost Pinata

| Halloween, mini albums

Hello Crafty Friends!!

I have a brand new tutorial for you that you can use for your Halloween goodies or really anytime of the year.

It is a Pocket Tag Mini Album that has a ton of space on the cover to fit goodies as well as two pockets on the inside. There is also room for you to add flaps or additional pockets inside or on the back.

Of course because it’s Halloween I wanted to get right into adding something a little spooky and added a tutorial for a Mini Ghost Pinata. I think this may be how I send treats to my nieces and nephews this year since it is cute enough to give as a gift but small enough that it isn’t too much candy!

You will find the full tutorial below as well as SVG’s you can use in your die cutting machine and PDF templates for the tags you can cut out as well.

Download a Zip File with the SVG & DXF File Tags by clicking here or by clicking on the tag picture below.

I hope you’ll try this project!

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Loaded Heart Valentine Swap

| Uncategorized

Hi Everyone!

If you are in my VIP Facebook group then you know we are making Loaded Hearts for our Valentine Swap. You can find the PDF & the SVG’s for the Loaded Heart below.

Here is my finished Loaded Heart. I embellished with lace, tulle and lots of flowers & stuffed it full of goodies.

Here is the back of the loaded heart. I kept it simple with white lace.

If you want to join my Loaded Heart Valentine Swap, you can join my VIP FB group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SincerelyRinaCraftyTutorials/?ref=bookmarks

  Loaded Heart SVG Files




Here is the PDF version if you would like to cut the pieces out and use them as a pattern.

Loaded Heart Pattern Pieces

I can’t wait to see all of your Loaded Hearts!

Thanks for stopping by & Happy Crafting!

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Mini Keurig Inspired Coffee Treat Holder

| Treat Box, Tutorial

Hello Crafty Friends!

I’m back! I know it has been a long time since I added a blog post but I am planning to get more consistent again. If you follow my Youtube channel you have seen new tutorials just not new blog posts so here is the first one back!

A member in my FB VIP group sent me a picture of this Mini Keurig from Pinterest and asked if I could re-create this and of course I said yes. So here it is!

This Mini Keurig Inspired Treat Holder is large enough to hold a 4oz Expresso Cup that you can absolutely fill with treats. You can also add a little pocket to the back to add a gift card or a note card.

It is 4 1/2 inches tall and 2 1/2 inches wide. The paper I used is my new Magic Bean Designer Paper. You can find it in my Etsy Shop! The Stamp I used is Perk Up from My Favorite Things.

Here is the tutorial and the PDF pattern pieces so you can make one of these adorable treat holders for yourself!


Mini Keuring Inspired Coffee Treat Holder_Base Pieces

Mini Keuring Inspired Coffee Treat Holder_Designer Paper Pieces

Mini Keuring Inspired Coffee Treat Holder_Outside Designer Paper Pieces


Also, here is the link to the Pinterest pin that inspired this idea.

Christmas Keurig Gift Card and Treat Holder

Thanks so much for stopping by & Happy Crafting!


Unicorn Daily Planner Sheet: Free Printable

| Printable

Hi Everyone!

I have a different type of project share for you today! It is a freebie printable! Here is an adorbs Unicorn Daily Planner sheet.

The Unicorn Daily Planner is a great way to organize your day with a super cute layout.

Want a break down of all the sections?

Here it is:

Brain Dump: Use this section to jot down all those thoughts, ideas and to do’s in your head. Get them all on to paper here!

Must Do’s: This section is for you to list everything you need to get accomplished today. I know there are a bunch of things you want to do but you can’t do them all. What do you absolutely need to get done today.

Schedule for later: Did you write something down in your brain dump section that you need to get on your calendar. Write it down here. Maybe you need to remind yourself of an upcoming deadline or that you need to schedule an appointment. These are tasks that don’t need to be done today but you want to keep track of.

Delegate: It’s so hard to let go! But that is exactly what this section is for. You should do things every day only you can do. If there is something that you know you need to give someone else then do it. Pass along those things you should not be doing.

Appointments for today: This is just what it says. Write down all those appointments or errands you have scheduled for today.

Move to tomorrow’s To Do’s: Even with the best to do list and most organized day sometimes you just can’t get it all done because well, life happens. These are to do’s that you had scheduled for today that you need to move to tomorrow’s list.

Ready to start using the Unicorn Daily Planner Sheet??

You can click on the image above or here is a link to get your copy!

Unicorn Daily Planner

I hope you love this printable as much as I do! Thanks for stopping by!


Traditional Dutch Fold Card Tutorial

| Dutch Fold Card, greeting card, paper craft, Tutorial

Hi Everyone!

Today’s project share & tutorial is a Traditional Dutch Fold Card. This is a super easy and super quick way to make a Dutch Fold Card. You can whip up the base and then get right to the embellishing!

For this card you only need 3 pieces of card stock for the base and there is very little cutting or measuring!

The paper collection I used for this card is Tea Party and it was a Michael’s Hot Buy a year or so ago. My base is made out of kraft cardstock and I used a Martha Stewart lace edge punch on my edges.

I fussy cut out a birdcage from the collection, added tulle, twine and flowers. I added stickles to the flower edges for a bit of sparkle.

Here is the tutorial so you can make your own:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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A Fairy Christmas Greeting Card

| Uncategorized

Hi Everyone!

Today’s project share is my design team project for Craft Your Passion. Our sponsor this week is All Dressed Up and the image I used is Christmas Tree Fairy.

I decided to make an easel card this week with a corrugated card base. This image is so cute and dainty I really wanted to make sure my card had the same feel.


I added light blue lace at the bottom and a gold lace ribbon for the bow. I colored up the image with my Copics and Spectrum Noirs and then had fun adding Christmas magic with Stickles, Glossy Accents and multicolor confetti flakes.


I also added tulle, snowflakes and flatback pearls for additional embellishment. I really love how sweet how card this came out.

There is still time for you to link up your project here:


I hope you enjoyed my project & thanks for stopping by!



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