DIY 4th of July

DIY 4th of July

Hi Friends!

Summers officially here and today we’re busy in the Make Shoppe putting together some ideas for the 4th of July.
As I browsed online, Pinterest, Etsy and Craftsy and saw some really cute ideas but didn’t have all the various materials to make certain things. So, I started going through some scrapbook papers and put together some colors and textures that had a patriotic and vintage feel to them. Then I gathered some shape punches and other tools but I still didn’t know what I wanted to make.
Awhile back before the MakeShoppe started, I did a lot of scrapbooking and card making and that inspired me to try to put together some cute stuff with the card stock. So, little by little I made these cute little napkin rings or bracelets, party hats and bow ties. When I create a hardly use any templates I usually just practice on scrap paper until I’m happy and have achieved my look. Besides, if it’s too easy it isn’t challenging enough, right?  Check out the gallery!

If you have any questions about technique or materials, please feel free to send me a message in ” Talk to Tutu.”

Wishing you and yours a Happy and Safe 4th of July!



i’m a baby panda and i love you…

i’m a baby panda and i love you…

Meet Tinker and Sasha, the newest members of the Make Shoppe characters! These original illustrations were done by an extremely talented 3D artist,  Chris Weeks. Chris is also the creator of me, Tutu and all my Make Shoppe side kicks. Yes…even Goofy Maple who hasn’t managed to make a mess in months now. But just wait…it’s coming…
I encourage you visit Chris’s site filled with all other types of animated artistic developments!

Tinker is a baby Panda and Sasha is a baby Fox. Together they will appear on cards, stationary or wherever their cute little faces can go!

Here is my first project with them:

You can also find these animal babes on Etsy!