Hi!  This past Saturday was the Team Stamp It! Happy New Year blog hop. I  couldn’t get my project done in time to participate, but finally had a chance today to sit down and make the card I had planned.  SU! Here's to Cheers, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Just realized my picture doesn’t capture the sparkly bottle and glasses – I had colored the stamp with Wink of Stella Gold – so in real life – more sparkly like champagne. The image is from Here’s To Cheers in the Holiday Catalog – a very versatile set that can be used for more than just tags!  I could easily see this image on a wedding or anniversary card as well.   I thought the Softly Falling embossing folder added a bubbly look.  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes – still one of my favorite sentiment sets.

So, while it is a little early – I hope you enjoyed my Happy New Year card.

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A Country Snowman

Hi!  Today I have a card for you that I did for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches #267   The idea of doing a country snowman hit me – not sure I achieved it – but here is my attempt:

SU! Christmas Magic

I thought I had some plaid Designer Series Paper – but alas, I didn’t – so I went with the burlap ribbon instead.  While it wasn’t quite what I had pictured, I think it came out cute.

The snowman is from the Christmas Magic stamp set found in the Holiday catalog and is embossed on Crumb Cake card stock using White Embossing powder.  I think the little bit of Cherry Cobbler helps him pop on the card.

Just a reminder, if you didn’t place your order yet for your favorites in the Holiday Catalog – better do so soon – the catalog ends on January 3rd.  You can find all kinds of great deals on retiring products and more in Stampin’ Up!’s Year End Closeout Sale in my online store here.

If friends and family are still trying to find the perfect gift for you, tell them to consider a Stampin’ Up! Gift Certificate from me (good in the USA only).  With the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration kicking off on January 4th – its the perfect gift!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed today’s card.

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Tarnished Trees


Hi!  Today I am playing along with the Team Stamp It Christmas Blog Hop!  I saw this technique by Jackie Bultje and just loved it – so had to give it a try.  It is called Tarnished Foil.

SU! Tin of Tags, Woodland TIEF

Love, love, love it!!  Is this not just gorgeous? Here is how you do it:

  1. Wrap a piece of foil around a piece of card stock.
  2. Wipe Jet Black Sta-Z-On ink over the foil randomly
  3. Wipe VersaMark over the inside front of the Woodland Embossing folder.
  4. Place your foil sheet in the folder with the foil facing front.
  5. Run through the Big Shot
  6. Sprinkle Gold Embossing Powder over the foil.
  7. Tap off excess powder and put back in container.
  8. Over a scrap sheet of paper, use a clean paint brush and brush off the embossing powder that is on just the trees.  Discard the scrap into trash (you do not want to save this embossing powder as it is mixed with versamark and thus clumpy.)
  9. Heat set the embossing powder with the heat gun.
  10. If you do not have enough Sta-Z-On showing on your trees – apply more using a sponge dauber.
  11. Finish card as desired.

The sentiment is from the Tin of Tags set – a great set to have – even if not making tags – and embossed in Gold on Basic Black card stock.  Layering Circle framelits were used to die cut the sentiment.  A piece of Real Red woven satin ribbon finishes it off.  You could mass produce this card in batches of 5 (I wouldn’t do more than 5 at a time for the Versamark steps just to make sure the Gold Embossing Powder doesn’t flake off).

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Holly Box

Hi!  How are you today?  I have been working on some packaging for Christmas gifts and made this box.

SU! Oh What Fun, Holly Berry Happiness

This box is about 4x4x2 in size when finished and would hold note cards, tea lights, chocolates, tags, a pair of socks, jewelry and all sorts of items.

Here are the directions for the box:

Base: 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 Card Stock

  1. Score at 2 1/16″ on all 4 sides
  2. Snip the score lines on two opposite sides to create tabs
  3. Fold on all score lines using Bone Folder.
  4. Use Tear & Tape on the tabs and assemble the base.

Lid: 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 Designer Series Paper

  1. Score at 1″ on all 4 sides
  2. Snip the score lines on two opposite sides to create tabs.
  3. Fold on all score lines using Bone Folder.
  4. Use Tear & Tape on the tabs and assemble the lid

Belly band: 3/4″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper

  1. Wrap belly band around the box so the two ends are on the top
  2. Place Tear & Tape on the ends that are facing up
  3. Adhere a 3″ Scallop Circle over the two ends
  4. Decorate as desired

I decorated my Belly Band with a sentiment from the Oh What Fun stamp set and the Holly Berry Happiness bundle.  These are pretty quick and easy – I hope you’ll give it a try.

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Stitched Snowman

Hi!  My Stitched Shapes Framelits finally arrived and I couldn’t wait to play!

SU! Christmas Magic, Stitched Shapes

Is this not just the cutest?  I love the added dimension from the Stitched Oval framelit.  Also, these ovals DO coordinate with the Layered Ovals thinlets as shown in the picture.  Isn’t this little snowman from the Christmas Magic stamp set adorable?  He is stamped with Jet Black Sta-Z-On ink and colored with markers.  While I forgot to capture a closer picture of him, I did use Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen to color his body and the ground and add some sparkle.   To complete my card, I embossed the background white panel with the Softly Falling Embossing folder.  As you can see – still on my Stamps, Paper, and Ink kick.

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CASE’ing on the Fly

Hi!  Today, I have a card for you that I CASE’d (Copy and Selectively Edit -or- Copy and Share Everything) from Stampin’ on the Fly – Jennifer Timko.   You can see her card here.

Here is my take on her card:

SU! Merry Tags, Holly Berry Happiness

I love the simplicity of this card and think it makes it elegant.  And – it is super quick and easy to make – so making multiples will be a snap!  The ornaments are die cut using the Merry Tags framelits and the sentiment is from Holly Berry Happiness and is embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.  The ornament is popped up on dimensionals to give the card some depth.

What do you think?  Too plain or just right?

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Merry Christmas Poinsettia

Hi! Today I have a poinsettia card (ok, two), but I am not sure if I like how they turned out.

SU! Reason for the Season, Holly Berry Happiness, Tin of Cards

I had this idea in my head from a card I had done a while back – but for some reason, this one isn’t turning out the way I hoped it would.  What do you think?  What would you change?  I’m open for ideas.

The outline of the poinsettia was stamped in Basic Black Archival ink, then I stamped the flower petals in Real Red and finally the leaves in Garden Green.  The sentiment is from the same set.  The holly on the right card is from the Holly Berry Happiness set.  The swirls are from the Tin of Cards stamp set.

I’ll keep playing with it and hope to get some ideas on what else to try.

And, I have something for you!  Announcing the 13 Days Of Christmas Tutorials!  I am offering you FREE, 13 tutorials of holiday goodness!  Just sign-up for my newsletter and you will receive 1 tutorial a day for 13 days starting Monday, November 7th!


Stampin’ Up! Sneak Peek!!

Did you see this new product being offered by Stampin’ Up! Stitched Framelits!!  These will debut in the Annual Catalog 2017-2018 in June 2017 – BUT – you can purchase them now during the month of November!!  AND – to make it better, select coordinating stamp sets are on sale for 25% OFF!!  Find these awesome products in my on-line store


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Lastly – are you a subscriber to Paper Pumpkin?  What is it, you ask?  It is a little box of crafty goodness delivered right to your door once a month!  Cost is $19.95 USA + tax!   Everything you need for a 30 minute crafty break is included – except scissors – a clear block is even provided in your first kit!  Well, here is a sneak peek of the box for November!

Sign up by November 10th to get your kit!


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A Little Nugget

Cake for you!  I had seen the Nugget Cake tutorial on Splitcoaststampers recently and thought this would be perfect for Halloween!  I have a few friends who love this holiday and thought this would be the perfect treat.

SU! Halloween Scenes Thinlets, Halloween Night DSP The hardest part was finding round containers to use to support the cake – but I did – and they were all from Stampin’ Up! products!  For the top layer, I used the lid of an empty Embossing Powder container, the middle layer uses an empty button container and the bottom layer uses two empty ribbon rolls.  Great way to recycle those empty containers!

The Designer Series Paper used to wrap around the nuggets is from the Halloween Nights Specialty paper – great way to use up scraps as each nugget is wrapped in a 1″ x 3″ piece of DSP.  All the embellishments were die cut with the Halloween Scenes Framelits.  I used a retired brad and the retired Circle Framelits for the cake topper as well as the separate layers.

So happy I gave this tutorial a try – what fun to make and I think the recipient will be very happy!

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Gingerbread Bag

Hi!  Today I have a bag we will be making at the Boxes, Bags and Tags class I am holding on November 5.  If you are local to Northboro, MA and would like to attend, please send me an email and I will send you the details.

SU! Cookie Cutter Christmas, Candy Cane Lane DSP

Is this not the cutest?  Who wouldn’t love to get a gift packaged like this?   The other good thing?  It is made from the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper – which is part of the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper special going on right now!  But, the special ends on Oct 31 – that’s just 6 days away!!  If you haven’t taken advantage of this special yet, hurry!!  I’d hate for you to miss it!


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Team Stamp It Thanksgiving Blog Hop


Hi!  Welcome to the Team Stamp It! Thanksgiving Blog Hop!  Did you ever have a card in your head and actually have it come out the way you pictured it – or even better than you pictured it?  Well, that rarely happens to me – usually what I envision doesn’t translate from my brain to the final product – but in this case it did and I was ecstatic!  I love how this turned out!

SU! Vintage Leaves, Acorny Thank You

I sponged Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry ink diagonally across my Whisper White panel.  I then randomly stamped the small leaves in Elegant Eggplant ink.  Finally, I stamped the oak and maple leaves in Versamark and embossed with Copper Embossing powder.  I mounted this panel on Elegant Eggplant, tied Burlap ribbon around it.  Next, I die cut a Copper Foil and Elegant Eggplant leaf using the Paisley thinlets.  I stamped my sentiment in Elegant Eggplant, punched with the Classic Label punch, sponged the same three colors on the tag and then tied the two leaves and  sentiment around the burlap ribbon using Linen Thread.   It is shinier in real life than I captured in the picture.

I was having fun with my sponging, so made this card as well:

SU! Vintage Leaves, Petals & Paisleys

For this card, I sponged Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry inks and stamped the leaves in Elegant Eggplant.  The sentiment is inked in Cajun Craze as well and the Banner Triple punch was used to create the flag ends.  A little Thick Black Baker’s Twine to finish it off.  I need to make a few more of either card (or maybe both) to send out to family and friends next month to let them know how Grateful I am to have them in my life.

I hope today’s creations inspire you!

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Please continue on to see the rest of the great projects!

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