Time for Love

Hi!  Today I am participating in Kylie’s International Blog Highlights!  Our theme this month is LOVE and I am also continuing my series on the Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper!

I’d love your vote on my card!  You can vote here.

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The Springtime Foil paper is so elegant all on its own!  I decided to use two of the sheets to make this Wedding card.  No altering of the paper needed – just perfect and elegant all on its own.  For this card, I chose to use the silver stripes and the Silver and Gold leaf prints.  The dimensions are 3 3/4″ x 3″ for the leaf print and 3 3/4″ x 2″ for the stripes.  A piece of the Silver Trimmed ribbon balances the two different papers.  I paired the Rose Wonder stamp set and coordinating dies from the Annual Catalog to complete the card.  The sentiment and border is stamped in Basic Black Archival ink and die cut with the coordinating framelit.  The leaves are die cut in Old Olive.  It’s a little hard to make out in the picture, but the leaves are covered in Clear Wink of Stella to give it a little glimmer as well.

The Designer Series  Paper is layered on Basic Black card stock that measures 4″ x 5 1/4″.  The base is Thick Whisper White and measure 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″.   This could easily be changed into a 25th Wedding Anniversary card by changing out the sentiment.

I love the simplicity and elegance of this card and paper.

The Springtime Foil Designer Series Paper is one of the choices you can earn for FREE with a $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax).   Just place your order in my on-line store here.   Each $50 increment gets you a FREE product!  But hurry as there isn’t much time left!   Use Hostess Code 9PSW36TE and you’ll also receive this FREE tutorial!

Don’t forget to check out all the other Stampin’ Up! Love theme projects and vote for your top 5!

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A Two Pointer

Hi!  I recently came across this fold by Lisa Curcio and had to try it!  It is so easy to do and is a great way to use some of our gorgeous Designer Series Paper!

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It is called the Double Point fold!  Isn’t it fun!   It uses 2 pieces of Designer Series Paper measuring 4″ x 3″.  A great way to use up some of your Designer Paper.     Here is what you do:

  1. Score at 1″ along the 3″ side.
  2. Fold the corners furthest from the score line down to the score line.
  3. Use adhesive to hold the corners down.
  4. Attach the 1″ flap to the top and bottom of a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Whisper White card stock.
  5. Attach the Whisper White card stock to a piece of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″ colored card stock.
  6. Use punches or die cuts for your front focal image that is big enough to span the two points.
  7. Decorate as desired and stamp a sentiment under the focal image for the inside of the card if desired.
  8. Attach the focal image to the TOP ONLY using dimensionals.  For the cupcakes –  I used 3 dimensionals; for the bird, I could only use one.  Details on the actual cards below.

Here is a link to Lisa’s video if you’d like a visual.

For the cupcakes, I used the Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper stack.  My base colors are Lemon-Lime Twist and Berry Burst.  The colors for the “vanilla” cupcake are:  Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and So Saffron (in that order for the stamps labeled 1, 2, and 3).   I did stamp off the Crumb Cake and Sahara Sand stamps once before stamping on my paper.  I am very happy with how my cupcake turned out.

For the Lemon-Lime Twist card, I used Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist for the two colors (in that order for stamps labeled 1 and 2).  For Berry Burst, I used Berry Burst and Powder Pink in that order.   After they dried, I went over the “frosting” with a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter pen.

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It sparkles more in real life than I could capture in my picture.   The sentiment is from the You Are Inspiring stamp set in the Occasions Catalog and punched out with the Duo Banner punch.   I did attach the frosting with dimensionals to the cupcake.   These were attached to a Berry Burst Lots of Labels die cut (the second largest die).

The bird is from the Petal Palette stamp set and is stamped in Memento Black ink and colored with the Daffodil Duo Blends.  Tranquil Tide is my base color and the Designer Series Paper is from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack.  The bird is punched out with the 2″ circle punch and is layered on a 2 1/4″ Tranquil Tide circle.

I taught this fold at a workshop last week and the attendees loved it!  I’ll be doing it again at the March Madness class I am hosting on March 9.  I think it’ll be a big hit!

We are in the last month of Sale-A-Bration!  If you have not yet taken advantage of all the Sale-A-Bration has to offer, now is the time!!  Shop my on-line store with Host Code: 9PSW36TE for a FREE tutorial featuring the Celebration Time stamp set!

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You’re the Best

Hi!  How are you today?  I’ll be busy selling Girl Scout Cookies with my daughter this morning and then at dress rehearsal for their competition dance team this afternoon.  I thought today I’d share with you the project attendees made at my Stampaversary party last Saturday.

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This idea came from fellow demonstrator, Mary Bush.  The box is made using the Lots to Love Box Framelits and holds 4 of the new Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper pack.  The colors are Basic Gray and White.  The sentiment is from Label Me Pretty and the coordinating punch found in the Annual Catalog.  I added Rhinestones to the sides of the labels for a little bling.  These are quick and easy to make if you are looking for a little gift for someone special.

Today is the last day to earn your FREE Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes with a $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax).  This offer is good only through Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Teresa Howe.  Just place an order in my on-lines store using Hostess Code:    AWRFCDQY

You will also receive this FREE Tutorial with your $50 order.


We are still Sale-A-Brating with Stampin’ Up! and there are three ways to play along:

  1. Shop: For every $50 USA (prior to S/H and tax) you can choose a Level 1 Sale-A-Bration item from the brochure for FREE!  There are two Level 2 items which are available with a $100 USA (prior to S/H and tax) purchase.
  2. Host:  Host an Online, Facebook, Catalog, In-home Party or place a single $250 order and you will earn an additional $25 FREE in product of your choosing!  Contact me soon to set your date!
  3. Join:  Join my Stampin’ Up! Team and choose an additional 2 Stamp Sets in your Starter Kit FREE!!  The kit is already a great value at just $99 (plus tax) – where you choose $125 in merchandise plus get business supplies to get you going.  Now you can add any 2 stamp sets of your choosing (excluding Sale-A-Bration products) FREE!   Ready to sign up?  Click here to join!

Whatever plans you have today, I hope you enjoy it!

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Simply Amazing

Hi! Today I have a card for you featuring the Amazing You Sale-A-Bration set and coordinating dies.  Both of these products are FREE with a purchase during Sale-A-Bration!

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I had seen a card very similar to this one in my Stampin’ Success magazine (a perk from Stampin’ Up! for demonstrators) and just love it and decided to make one.  I did change up a few things from the card I CASE’d, but not much.

This card has so much texture to it – from the Hexagon Embossed Fresh Fig Layer, to the Eclectic Layers Die Cut star in the bottom right.  The Bermuda Bay leaves are also die cut from the Eclectic Layers set.  The stamped panel is die cut using the Lots of Labels framelits.  The word “amazing” is die cut from Champagne Foil (yes! these carried over from the Holiday Catalog!).  And the colors are just so happy!

All supplies to make this card can be found in my on-line store.  The Amazing You Stamp set is FREE with a $50 purchase and the Celebrate You thinlets are FREE with a $100 purchase.  (You are not able to choose both with a $100 order -but you can get both with a $150 order! – plus at this level, you’ll earn Stampin’ Rewards of $15 – so more FREE goodies of your choice!)

Shop today to take advantage of this great time of year!

Sale-A-Bration offers 3 great opportunities for YOU to save:

  1. Shop: For every $50 USA (prior to S/H and tax) you can choose a Level 1 Sale-A-Bration item from the brochure for FREE!  There are two Level 2 items which are available with a $100 USA (prior to S/H and tax) purchase.
  2. Host:  Host an Online, Facebook, Catalog, In-home Party or place a single $250 order and you will earn an additional $25 FREE in product of your choosing!  Contact me soon to set your date!
  3. Join:  Join my Stampin’ Up! Team and choose an additional 2 Stamp Sets in your Starter Kit FREE!!  The kit is already a great value at just $99 (plus tax) – where you choose $125 in merchandise plus get business supplies to get you going.  Now you can add any 2 stamp sets of your choosing (excluding Sale-A-Bration products) FREE!   Ready to sign up?  Click here to join!

Ready to place your order?  Shop here by January 15! Use Hostess Code: WTMEDAAN and earn this tutorial FREE with a $50 purchase!  (If placing an order of $150 or more – do not use the Hostess Code – instead choose more FREE goodies for yourself!).

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A Little Treat Pouch

Hi!  Today I have a little treat pouch, also called a self-closing bag, for you!  This is another of the gifts that we made at the Gifts class earlier this month.

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This features the Merry Little Label bundle in the Holiday Catalog.  This bundle, and the stamp set, are retiring on Jan 2nd.  If you haven’t gotten yours yet, just click on the product below to be taken to my store so you can order it before it is gone.

I used the Be Merry Designer Series Paper in the Annual Catalog for my pouch.  The directions to make this are as follows:

Large Box:  (fits 5 Lindt Truffles)

Designer Series Paper 6 x 8 1/2″

  1. Score at 1″ and 5″ on the 6″ side.
  2. Score at 4″ and 8″ on the 8 1/2″ side.
  3. Cut off the 1/2″ x 1″ corners and angle cut the center tab.
  4. Cut at 4″ score line to the 1″ score lines on the top and bottom.
  5. Cut on one side only (tab will be on your right) at 2″ and 6″ to the 1″ score line”
  6. Place the paper on top of the pierce mat.
  7. Using a stylus and a ruler, score a diagonal line from the left hand side of the paper at the 5″ score line to the 2″ cut line on top and from the 2″ cut line  to the 4″ cut line on the bottom.
  8. Then make diagonal scores from the bottom 4″ cut line to the top 6″ cut line and from the top 6″ cut line to the bottom 8″ score line (right edge  by tab).
  9. See picture below – the score lines are dotted, the cut lines are solid.
  10. Fold on all score lines.
  11. Use Tear and Tape on the tab and fold on 4″ score line to adhere the tab in place.
  12. Use tear and tape on two opposite tabs to form the bottom of the box.
  13. Decorate as desired.

Once you have made a few, they go pretty quick and are a great little treat for the postman, neighbor, co-worker or friend.   If you are hosting Christmas dinner, you could even make one for each place setting.

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A Quick Gift Idea

Hi!  Today I am sharing a quick gift idea if you are like me, and haven’t finished those gifts for teachers, neighbors, family members and friends.

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This is one of the projects attendees made at the Gift Class last week.  They are very quick and easy.

  1. Cut Basic Black card stock at 4 1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5 1/2″ and fold.
  2. Cut Whisper White 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to the inside.
  3. Cut Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst and Powder Pink card stock at 4 x 5 1/4″.
  4. Stamp sentiment across the bottom – this one is from the Floral Phrases coordinating stamp set.
  5. Run these panels through the Big Shot with the Details Floral thinlets.  Use the Big Shot brush and foam pad to remove the little pieces.
  6. Adhere panels to front of cards.

We did 2 of each color for a total of 6 cards.  The sentiment on the second set was from the Dragonfly Dreams “To a wonderful friend….”   These were then boxed with 6 envelopes in the clear card cases found in the Holiday Catalog.

If you need to make multiple sets, cut all your card stock, stamp your sentiments, then die cut.  Adhere all your layers and package with envelopes.

I am off to The Nutcracker with my daughters – they only have 3 shows left this weekend.  Hard to believe we are at our final weekend already.  I’ll show you what we made for the cast members in a future post.

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Wild About Flowers

Hi! Today I am taking part in Kylie’s International Blog Highlights and our theme is All About Flowers!   If you’d like to vote for your favorites, please click here.  I’d love to make the Top 10 this month and take part in a special January Blog Hop for the Top 10 winners!

Ok, well, it would be good if you know what you are voting for.  Here is my card:

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I am so happy with how this card turned out.  I started with the Burlap background stamp inked in Crumb Cake ink.  I then stamped the leaves in Always Artichoke and the flowers in Cajun Craze from the Wild About Flowers stamp set.  The sentiment is from the Hello Friend stamp set and stamped in Cajun Craze as well.  I used the Triple Banner punch to make the flag look for the sentiment.

A scrap of Cajun Craze card stock was placed along the bottom of the stamped panel.  I trimmed a piece of the burlap ribbon in half (I wanted a narrow piece) to wrap around the Cajun Craze.   The sentiment is attached using dimensionals.

The stamped panel is also attached with dimensionals to a Thick Whisper White card stock base.

The card is being sent to someone special – their support of my Stampin’ Up! on-line presence on social media has been so uplifting and I wanted to let them know.  I hope they like it!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you will click the link above and check out the other entries and vote for your favorites!


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A Snowman Treat

Hi!  Today I have an adorable little snowman to share with you.  We will be making these at tomorrow night’s Gifts Class!  I am super excited for my last class of the year!

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Isn’t he just adorable?  The box  is made with the Thick Whisper White card stock and the Gift Bag punch board.  I did a small size – and started with a 4 1/4″ x 10″ piece and followed the directions on the punch board for making the small board.  I did not punch the holes – as  I was not planning on adding handles.

The mouth is punched from the Cookie Cutter builder punch and eyes are punched with the 1/2″ circle punches.  The nose was hand cut from Pumpkin Pie card stock.  A White Chalk Marker was used for the eyes.

The hat itself uses two retired punches.  The holly on the hat is created with the Holly Builder punch.  Watercolor pencils were used to draw the lines on the leaves and on the nose.  A piece of Real Red cardstock was used for the band on the hat.

Here are the contents in the bag:

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A pack of tissues, a lip balm and a mini hand sanitizer.   This would make a cute gift for coworkers and neighbors or even kids.  They are pretty quick to make as well.   You could also switch out the personal care items and fill with chocolates or a few coffee pods and a gift card.

If you don’t have the punches for the face, you could stamp a face using the Work of Art stamp set similar to what is seen on this card.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post!  Leave a comment if you did!  I’d love to hear from you!

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It’s A Holly Christmas!

Hi!  Back today with another Christmas Card!

For this one, I used the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set in the Annual Catalog.  I stamped the holly in Memento Black Ink and used the new Stampin’ Blends in Old Olive to color the leaves.  These markers are fun to play with!  The berries and Sentiment are stamped in Cherry Cobbler.

I used the Layering Circles and coordinating Stitched Shapes for the stamped image and Cherry Cobbler mat.  Behind the panel are two strips of Design Series Paper – the Cherry Cobbler piece from the Be Merry pack, and the Old Olive from the

I kept the card Clean and Simple (CAS) to make it easy to mass produce.

Tomorrow, Dec 1, Stampin’ Up! is kicking off their Year End Sales Event!  I’ll be traveling, so won’t be able to check it out until late in the day.  You will find it in my store starting Dec 1 – just click the Shop Now button on the right to get to my store and check out the great end of year deals!  This will include the retiring list for the Holiday Catalog.  One final note, some quantities will be limited  – so shop early!!

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Flurry Wishes

Hi!  I am so sorry for being absent from my blog for most of November.  I ended up catching a nasty virus that put me down for over two weeks.  I am doing much better and hopefully back in the saddle!

I did a Facebook LIVE for this card back in early November – right before I got sick – and never got around to posting it here.  So, I’ll kick off with this quick and easy Christmas card.

If you’d like to see how I made this card, then hop on over to my Facebook page and check out my video on November 7.

The stamp set used for this card is Flurry Of Wishes.  The snowflakes are stamped in Pool Party and Smoky Slate.  The sentiment is stamped in Basic Gray.  I colored the Rhinestones with the Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends.   The stamped panel is layered on a Smoky Slate layer.  A piece of Pool Party Shimmer ribbon is tied around the base.  The matted stamped panel is attached to the base using dimensionals.

This card is quick and easy to mass produce if you are still looking for a Christmas Card design for this year.

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