Wednesday, February 5, 2014


I was really expecting to have a few comments on the Card Candy Giveaway....they're so stinkin' cute...even if I do say so myself.  Well, I'm going to up the ante...if you leave a comment and have a friend join my blog just let me know your friend's name when you leave a comment and I'll send you some Card Candy for Valentine's Day and the Card Candy that I posted will go to your friend for joining!  As always, thanks for stopping by


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Card Candy ~ Blog Candy Giveaway

I saw some of this on Pinterest and loved it so much that I immediately made several sets.  Here is a pic of one of the sets that I made.  I hope you love it as much as I did.  I'm making a set for Valentine's day.  I'm giving it away as Blog Candy...all you have to do is join my blog and comment on this post for a chance to win.  I will announce the winner on Wednesday, February 5!  Thanks so much for looking


Monday, January 20, 2014

Man Card Monday

I needed some masculine birthday cards to add to my card stash.  Here they are.  I hope you are inspired to create some of your own.  I used some card layouts that I found on Pinterest.  I love the way they turned out and can't wait to use them.  Hope you all have a wonderful week...

As always, thanks for stopping by


Friday, January 17, 2014

Altered Tin

Made this tin for my best friend.  Used a combination of her favorite colors and my favorite colors.  I'm filling it with chocolate and Starbucks Via Coffee packs.  She loves those.  I colored the Maggie.  She's one of my favorite!!


I hope you've enjoyed seeing her.  Please feel free to share any comments.  Thanks for stopping by


Saturday, January 11, 2014

Blogger Nightmare ~ Accidentally Deleted Post

I just had the most stressful moment probably for any blogger...I accidentally deleted the Thursday Tutorial from my blog.  Uuuggghhh!!!! I Googled how to get it back and it worked.  So here is my info for you on how to get back a post that you've accidentally deleted.  First don't leave the page where your posts are listed a new tab and google search the name of the specific post that you're looking for include in the search bar your blog name:

This is how the search will look:

Cajun Girl Creations Thursday Tutorial Paper Mugs

if a result comes up you will have a shot at getting it back.  Click on the down arrow right next to the result you get from the search.  When you click on that arrow you should see a couple of options.  The first one should be cached.  Click on cached and it will open a new tab with the cached page.  Copy and paste the info from that cached post into a new post. If there were pics you will probably have to reinsert them. HTH

As always, thanks for stopping by


Thursday Tutorial ~ Paper Mugs


Since it's the new year and I'm trying to really get this blog cranking, I'm going to TRY to post a tutorial on each Thursday.  If I don't get a chance every Thursday, I will for sure do it every other...but the goal is every week. 

Thursday Tutorial~Paper Mugs (didn't get a chance to post the pics.  Chemo today and now I'm exhausted.  I'll try to remember to do it tomorrow, if not I will definitely do it as soon as I can)  Enjoy!

What you'll need:

12 x 12 heavy cardstock cut to 4 1/2" x 12"
2- 3 1/4" circles cut from same cardstock
1" x 7" strip from same cardstock for handle
3 3/4" x 12" cardstock or heavy paper for decorating the mug (cut this into 10~ 3 3/4" x 3/4" strips.  HINT:  when cutting these strips ...if you're using patterned each strip (one on top of another) in a stack, as you are cutting each one, take care not to mix them up or your pattern won't work out when you put it on the mug)

Scoring tool
Bone Folder
A really good strong adhesive: Aleene's Tacky Glue, Tombow or Redline Tape are all good choices

After you cut  your cardstock to 4 1/2" x 12"  you're going to score on the short side at 1/2 an inch.  Then turn your paper a quarter turn, and on the long side, score at every inch.

Then use your bone folder to fold and crease each line that you've scored.  The half inch score line is the bottom of the mug.

On the side where you have scored at 1/2"... at every inch, cut up to the 1/2" score line from the bottom of the paper.  You will have 12 small squares when done.  This will make it easier to fold and glue later on.

Cut a notch, at an angle from the bottom of the paper to the corner of each square that you've cut.  This will make it lay better when you glue the circles in.

Now glue down one side and attach to the other to form the mug.

Flip the mug upside down and put glue on each of the tabs and then place one of the circles over all of the tabs, I'm a perfectionist so I try to keep it even all around and keep the mug from losing it's shape.  :)  Hold it down for a minute or so till the glue somewhat adheres and then flip it over and using your pencil go around the inside bottom edge to push the glue down then add glue to the other circle and put that one on the bottom inside of the mug, again run your pencil around the edge of the mug this will help the glue to adhere better.  This will reinforce your mug and make it much stronger.  Now you can add your handle.  Glue it on the same place where you glued the ends together to create the mug shape.

 Take the 1" x 7" strip of cardstock and using your pencil roll one side under around the pencil till most of the paper is rolled leaving about 2" unrolled.  Then roll the other end up just a couple of times.  Unroll and manipulate the cardstock till you get what should look like a large "question mark".  This will be the handle of your mug.  Add the handle to the panel where the two ends come together to form the mug.

Now you can add your decorative strips.  Starting on the right side of your mug handle use the strip on the top of the stack, add a very thin line of glue as close to all four edges as you can get and then down the center of the strip as well (remember less is more you really don't want to use a lot) it in the center of the 1" x 4" panel and work your way around to the other side of the mug centering each strip as you go.  Every so often (if you're using glue and not redline tape you need to go back and press them down again.  And you're done!! You can add any other embellishments you like if you like more...

Hope you've enjoyed this tutorial.  Leave a comment if you need further instructions.  I'm going to try to make a video of it and post that as well.  I like having the directions in writing along with the video.  I didn't get to the video today.  I'll try to post it soon.

I've also done Mini Mugs and will happily share the dimensions for those as well.  You can also do this with a sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock.  I also have the dimensions for those if anyone would like them please just leave me a comment.

Hope you love making these as much as I do.  Thanks for stopping by


Monday, December 30, 2013

Paper Christmas Mugs

These are the Christmas Mugs that I made for the ladies that take care of me at the Cancer Center.  These ladies are extraordinary examples of the spirit of love that it takes to be in the health care field.  They are always compassionate, caring and kind and I wanted to do something to show my appreciation!  I love making these and have made them several times.  I made 32 of them in 3 days....I will post the directions on how to make them soon.  They are super easy to make!  You will love the ease of making these in large quantities so that you can give them as teacher gifts, people in your office, maybe a wedding shower, baby shower etc. 

I filled them with hot chocolate, cookies, chocolates and a candy cane.  Thanks for stopping by