For The Coffee Lovers

Hi!  Today I have a card for the coffee lovers out there.  One of the first bundles I purchased from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog was the Nothing’s Better Than bundle.  This is such a great bundle and sparks so many ideas.  Coffee, Love, Nothings Better Than, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog

This would make a great Valentine’s Day card!  The heart background is made using Pool Party Cardstock and the Detailed Hearts die.  The words are die cut from Blushing Bride, Petal Pink, Rococo Rose and Early Espresso Cardstock.   The cup is stamped in Blushing Bride and Early Espresso inks.  The splats are Pool Party.  A layer of Pool Party Designer Series Paper is placed behind the Basic White stamped image panel.  The base of the card is Early Espresso.

I am not a coffee drinker -but I do love chocolate – so for my Valentine’s Day card, I believe I’ll switch it up using the chocolate image in this bundle.  What about you?  Coffee or chocolate lover?

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Forever Fern Meets Fancy Fold

Hi!  I have a fun fold card to share with you today using my favorite set – Forever Fern.

Forever Fern, Fancy Fold, Friendship, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog

For this card, you will need the following:

  • Base Cardstock measuring 5 1/2″ x 7 1/4″ – score at 3″ on the 7 1/4″
  • Flap Cardstock measuring 3 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ – score at 1/4″ on the 3 1/2″ side
  • Basic White measuring 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Basic White measuring 3″ x 3″
  • Designer Series Paper measuring 5 1/4″ x 2 3/4″

To assemble, attach the 1/4″ tab of the Flap Cardstock to the back of the Basic White 5 1/4″ x 4″ – centered along the 5 1/4″ edge.   Attach this piece of Basic White to the Base Cardstock to the right of the 3″ score line.   Fold the Base Cardstock on the score line to create the front.   Attach the Designer Series Paper to the front flap of the base cardstock.  Fold the 3 1/4″ flap on the front.   Use a design element to tuck the corner of the flap in – in the card above, I used the stamped leaves and two die cut leaf bunches popped on dimensionals.

The sentiment is stamped in Pretty Peacock and the leaf and flowers in Pretty Peacock, Gray Granite and Pear Pizzazz inks.   The base cardstock is Gray Granite.

The Designer Series Paper on the left is from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper Pack.

I hope you will give this Fun Fold a try.  If you have any questions on the directions, please let me know.

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Happy National Cookie Day!

Hi!  Today is National Cookie Day!  What better way to celebrate than with the Nothing’s Better Than suite!

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My favorite cookie is the Peanut butter Blossom.  We make them near the holidays for the most part – so we will be making them soon!

Crumb Cake and Petal Pink form the base colors for this card.  A little texture is added to the Petal Pink by embossing with the Tasteful Textures Embossing Folder.

The Bermuda Bay plate adds a nice pop of colorful.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Brights 6×6″ stack.  For a lighter look to the cookies, stamp off once before stamping on Whisper White card stock.

So, what’s your favorite cookie?

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Happy Birthday!

Hi!  Today is my birthday so I have a cute Gift Card holder to share with you featuring the Way To Goat stamp set!

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This stamp set is adorable!  I shared this card with a group of ladies during a workshop and then decided to use it during this past week’s Facebook Live.  It is just that cute not to share!

Here’s what you need:  (dimensions below are height by length)

  • Base Cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 8″ – score at 2 1/2″ on the 8″ side.
  • Base Cardstock – 3 3/4″ x 8″ – score at 4″ and fold in half.
  • Coordinating Mat Cardstock – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Coordinating Mat Cardstock – 4 1/8″ x 2 3/8″
  • Coordinating Mat Cardstock – 3″ x 3″
  • Designer Series Paper – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Designer Series Paper – 4″ x 2 1/4″
  • Designer Series Paper – 3 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
  • Designer Series Paper – 2″ x 4″
  • Neutral Cardstock – 3 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
  • Neutral Cardstock – 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″

The assembly for this card is shown in this video:

The goat is stamped in Memento Black Ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends.  The one above uses Smoky Slate and Petal Pink.  In the video, I switched to Gray Granite for the goat.

One important tip – adhere the ribbon to the very base before adhering any of the layers.  If you forget this step, you could just wrap the ribbon around the back of the card as well.

The Designer Series Paper used is the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper from the 2020 Annual Catalog.  It is on sale this month for 15% off!  This paper is perfect for both male and female cards – I LOVE when my paper packs are versatile and have patterns and colors for anyone!

Here’s the inside view:

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Step It Up

Hi!  Today I am showcasing three cards using the Step It Up technique.  Each card is “stepped up” from the one before it.  All three feature the Beauty Abounds Stamp Set.

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This card just uses stamps, ink and card stock.

The colors used for this card are Misty Moonlight, Terracotta Tile and Gray Granite.   Everything is stamped on this card.   The Whisper White stamped panel is attached to a Misty Moonlight Mat.  The base is Thick Whisper White.

The second card looks like this:

Beauty Abounds, Casual, Friendship, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog

For this card, the sentiment is stamped on a scrap of Whisper White and punched with the 2″ Circle Punch.  The butterflies are die cut using the coordinating dies Butterfly Beauty.  Misty Moonlight and Crumb Cake are the card stock colors used for the butterflies.

The final card is this:

Beauty Abounds, Friendship, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog

A mat layer is added behind the sentiment, Butterfly Gems and ribbon are used to accent the card.  Minor touches as you go along and each a beauty in its own right.

I just wanted to show how you could make minor tweaks to take your card to the next level.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Step It Up post.

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2-1/2" Circle Punch

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Beautiful Journey

Hi!  Today I have a quick card using the World of Good Suite from the Annual Catalog.

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The World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper is paired with the Old World Paper Embossing Folder to create the background for this card.  I love the dimension the embossing folder gives to our Whisper White Cardstock.

The sentiment is stamped in Misty Moonlight ink and die cut using the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  The ink bottle is stamped in Jet Black StaZon and the feather in Crumb Cake.  Both are die cut with the coordinating die set.

The base is Early Espresso.

This is a great set for those masculine cards we sometimes struggle with.

Don’t forget, the new Standard Stampin’ Cut and Emboss has made its debut in my on-line store:

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Do You Love Fall?

I do!!  (I’m sure you know that by now!).  Anyway, today I have two cards for you – though they are made together using the 2 for 1, or Split Card or ….  not really sure what it is called …  technique.

Fall, Hello, Friendship, Forever Fern, Stampin' Up!, SU!, 2for1, Split Card, #2020AnnualCatalog

I had seen this technique a while ago but didn’t have a chance to try it out until a few weeks ago when getting ready for my Facebook Live.  The gist of the technique, take a larger sheet of cardstock – for this I used 6 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ sheet of Whisper White – then stamp up the middle.  Cut the card in half at 3 1/4″ and you have 2 card fronts!

I decided to do this with the Emboss Resist technique – so I stamped the leaves from the Forever Fern bundle in Versamark and Embossed with Whisper White Embossing powder.  I then sponged Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze inks – wiping off the ink over the embossed leaves after each color.  The final step was to stamp the flowers, smaller leaves and splatter stamps in Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry.   The sentiments are stamped in Cajun Craze.

Emboss Resist, Fall, Friendship, SplitCard, 2for1, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog

I matted the stamped panels on Early Espresso measuring 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″.  I tied Early Espresso Faux Suede Ribbon and Copper Ribbon together around this layer.

The Cajun Craze mat layer is embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.  The base is Thick Whisper White Card Stock measuring 4 1/4 x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and folded in half.

I love how these cards turned out!  If you are looking for a quick technique for mass producing, try this 2-For-1 layout – you can just use stamps and inks – no need to Emboss Resist if time is an issue.

Here’s a look at the second card:

Emboss Resist, 2for1, SplitCard, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Forever Fern, Hello, Friendship, #2020AnnualCatalog

Here’s a video showing how the cards were made:

I hope you’ll give this technique a try!

Flowers For Every Season Class!  Deadline Sept 18!

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There’s still room for the World Card Making class on Oct 2nd and 3rd!  Sign up here:  WCMD Class Flowers for Every Season

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Flowers For Every Season WCMD Class

Hi!    Are you ready to start making some personal gifts for friends and family at a reasonable cost?  Then I invite you to sign-up for this beautiful note card class for World Card Making Day!

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I will be hosting 3 sessions for this class on Friday, October 2 – all on-line!  Choose the time that works best for you!

  • Session 1 – 9-11am EST
  • Session 2 – 2-4pm EST
  • Session 3 – 7:30-9:30pm EST

Cost of the class is $40.   Just think – each gorgeous set is just $10!!   You will receive:

  • 4 Mini Paper Pumpkin boxes
  • 1 package of 20 Note Cards and Envelopes
  • 1 package of Rhinestones
  • 12 6×6″ sheets of Designer Series Paper
  • 8 1/2 sheets of Cardstock
  • 1 sheet of Dimensionals
  • Cut maps for the DSP, Cardstock to make 20 Note Cards and decorate 4 Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes

You will need to provide:

  • Stamps
  • Inks
  • Diecuts/punches if desired
  • Adhesive
  • Paper Trimmer

Registration deadline is Friday, Sept 18.  All supplies will be mailed to you on Sept 25.   A Zoom meeting link will be sent to you on Thursday, October 1.   I will walk you through each of the cutting steps in the Zoom meeting.

Can’t make it?  You can also order just the PDF tutorial for $20.  The tutorial will be emailed to you on Saturday, October 3rd.

Sign up TODAY at:  Flowers For Every Season Class

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Country Charm

Hi!  I’m back today with a card featuring the Country Home Stamp Set.  I love this set – it has such a charming feel to it.

Hello, Friendship, Country Home, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog

For my colors, I went with Flirty Flamingo and Basic Gray.  The milk jug was stamped on a piece of Designer Series Paper from the In Good Taste pack then fussy cut with scissors.  The flowers were stamped with Jet Black StaZon ink and colored with Watercolor Pencils on the Whisper White layer.  The jug was then adhered to the Whisper White layer.  This is matted on Basic Gray cardstock.

For the background, I inked the Tin Tile Embossing Folder with Flirty Flamingo ink then placed a piece of Whisper White cardstock in the folder.  This is then run through the new Stampin’ Cut and Emboss machine.

The card base is Basic Gray – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ then folded in half.  A piece of Flirty Flamingo is used as a mat for the Tin Tile embossed strip and piece of Whisper White.  The main stamped image is adhered using dimensionals.

With fall right around the corner, this is a perfect card to send a friend or family member to say Hello.

As mentioned above, the new Stampin’ Cut and Emboss – standard size – is now available in my On-line store.  If you are looking for a new die cut machine or for your first check it out!

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A Simple Thanks

Hi!  I just wanted to say THANK YOU!!  This past weekend I was able to attend Stampin’ Up!’s Leader’s Summit for the first time in 15 years.   It is due to you and my downline that I was able to attend and it was a wonderful experience.  This card is for YOU!

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The colors for this card are Gray Granite, Terracotta Tile and Pear Pizzazz.  The stamp set is Rooted in Nature and the sentiment is from Free As a Bird.  I embossed the panel with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder after stamping the leaves on it.

I truly appreciate all the support you give, through your comments, likes and follows on this blog, on my Facebook Business Page and on my Pinterest page as well as your purchases, suite share participation and for those that have chosen to sign-up underneath me.  From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!

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