A little Country Home

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Country Lane Suite from the 2018 Holiday Catalog! When I first saw this suite, I knew this was a must for my Fall and Thanksgiving cards and yes, I ordered everything! Lol I will have to admit that the DSP is a little out of my norm and wasn’t too sure about it, but I figured “what the heck, just go for it and you will figure it out”!  So, I got everything from the suite out (except the blends), picked a design from the DSP, and just went from there. This card is really an “all occasion” suite, just simply creating a pretty card!

To create this card, first start with a card base in Mint Macaron cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Blackberry Bliss cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Subtle Dynamic TIEF:

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The next layer is from the Country Lane DSP, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:

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For the card front, I stamped the metal pitcher stamp from the Country Home stamp set in Memento ink, used Light and Dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends, and cut out using the second largest oval Stitched Shapes Framelits. I stamped this flower stamp in Memento ink on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, colored with Light and Dark Mint Macaron, Light Crumb Cake, Light Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends, used Wink of Stella on the cotton, and then fussy cut out. I used the largest oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits to cut out this design from the DSP and cut 2 ½” off the long side of the Chicken Wire Element, which gives you a 3” x 4” piece:

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Adhere the oval pieces together and then adhere the flower piece with a dimensional:

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Adhere the DSP to the embossed base layer, place the Chicken Wire Element where you want, and then used liquid glue to adhere the layered oval pieces on top:

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Adhere this completed top layer to the card base:

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The inside is a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and I adhered a ¾” x 4” piece of the DSP along the bottom:

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Isn’t this a great card and don’t you love this suite? I never would have thought to pair Mint Macaron and Blackberry Bliss together if it wasn’t for this DSP! This card is great to leave the inside blank, then when you need a card you can simply add the sentiment you need!

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Heat Embossing with Rooted in Nature

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy card featuring the Nature’s Poem Suite. This is a great “any occasion” card that uses the front and back of one sheet of Designer Series Paper from Nature’s Poem, creating a very soft look, and I heat embossed the leaves in white to coordinate with the DSP.

To create this card, start with Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer of DSP is cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and the next layer of DSP is cut at 3 ½” x 4 ¾”:

For the sentiment and leaves, stamp the sentiment from Rooted in Nature on Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the largest Stitched Labels Framelits die, cut a piece of 3/8” Classic Weave Ribbon in Crumb Cake long enough to wrap around the bigger piece of DSP, and then on Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, and Cajun Craze cardstock, stamp the leaves in Versamark ink and heat emboss with White Emboss Powder, then cut out with the coordinating die from Nature’s Roots Framelits:

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Adhere the two layers of DSP together, adhere the ribbon across (Hint-to help keep the ribbon in place, I use some adhesive along the backside of the ribbon), and then adhere this piece to the card base:

I used glue dots to adhere the leaves to the front and back of the sentiment piece and used dimensionals to adhere to the card front and added 3 of the Gold Metallic Pearls:

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The inside of the card is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and I adhered a leftover strip of the DSP along the bottom, leaving this open for any occasion:

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That was quick and easy! The sentiment really makes this for any occasion, birthday, condolences, pick me up, and well, you get the picture!

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Tranquil Textures Shaker Card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun (and surprisingly easy) shaker card made with the Tranquil Texture’s Suite! I’ve been wanting to make a shaker card for a while now, so this was on today’s “must make” list!! Part of the Tranquil Textures Suite are the Tranquil Texture Sprinkles, however, I decided to use the Iridescent Sequin Assortment and the Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins in Soft Sea Foam and Petal Pink and used Wink of Stella on everything!!

To create this card, first start with the card base in Soft Sea Foam cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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From the Tranquil Textures DSP, cut two pieces from this design at 4” x 5 ¼” and then cut a piece of Window Sheet at 4” x 5 ¼”. To make the frame for the top piece, you can either use the largest square from the Layering Squares Framelits, or do what I did and measure ½” in on each side and then use your Stampin’ Trimmer to cut out the middle:

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I used Tear & Tape Adhesive to adhere the Window Sheet to the frame (HINT-if your Window Sheet has static, you can either use your Embossing Buddy or a dryer sheet on the Window Sheet to eliminate the static):

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The octopus is stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Soft Sea Foam ink, with Tranquil Tide ink sponged along the tentacles using a Sponge Dauber, and then cut out with the coordinating die from the Under the Sea Framelits. The sand dollar’s, coral, and sea grass are also from the Under the Sea Framelits in Calypso Coral, Sahara Sand, Night of Navy, Fresh Fig, and Soft Sea Foam cardstock. All pieces are brushed with Wink of Stella. I used the Iridescent Sequin Assortment and Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins in Soft Sea Foam and Petal Pink for the “shaker” part of the card:

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For the base DSP, I used the net stamp from Sea of Textures stamp set in Sahara Sand ink and then arranged the image pieces, making sure that they are high enough from the bottom so that the frame doesn’t cover them. After arranging the pieces, I then used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere to the DSP:

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For the sequins, I used some of the adhesive backed ones first, placed the Foam Adhesive Strips along the edges, added some of the Iridescent Sequins, and then adhered the top piece (Window Sheet). In my opinion, having all the layer pieces the same size made it much easier to line them up:

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I used the extra cut out pieces for the frame (except the large sand dollar in Night of Navy) and then adhered to the card base:

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For the inside, I used a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, used the background stamp along the bottom in Soft Sea Foam ink, stamped the long seaweed stamp on the left side in Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron, and Tranquil Tide inks, and then adhered the sand dollar:

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Wasn’t that easy?? Sometimes I really struggle making a Shaker Card, lining everything up and adhering can be a little off..lol I really like how the Iridescent Sequins really coordinate with the colors of this card.

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Playing with Gallery Grunge!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is my first time creating with the Gallery Grunge stamp set! When I first saw this set in the Annual Catalog, the “wood plank” stamp is what sold me on it! I wanted to create a fun card with the Painted Harvest stamp set (it was time to dust it off and bring it back out) and I thought the Gallery Grunge set would pair perfectly with it! I did fussy cut the flowers out for this card and even though I’m not the greatest at fussy cutting, this wasn’t too hard because you really don’t have to be precise in your cutting!

To create this card, first start with a piece of Gray Granite cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½:

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The base layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and the “wood plank” stamp from Gallery Grunge is stamped in Gray Granite ink. To achieve the all over look, I first stamped in the middle, towards the bottom, of the cardstock, and then inked and stamped again on top. I repeated this process on each side and it’s ok if it’s not “perfect”, this stamp is very forgiving:

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The additional pieces for the card front are from Painted Harvest, I stamped 3 of the flowers in Rich Razzleberry ink (both stamps), with the middle stamped in So Saffron ink, fussy cut out, and added some Wink of Stella. The leaves are stamped in Old Olive ink on Old Olive cardstock and punched out with the coordinating Leaf Punch. I cut enough Linen Thread to wrap around the base layer 3 times:

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To assemble the front, I adhered the leaves to the back of the flower with glue dots, adhered one of the flowers with Snail, and then the other two with dimensionals. The Linen Thread is wrapped around 3 times and then tied in a knot:

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The completed base layer is then adhered to the card base with dimensionals:

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The inside is a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, the flowers stamped in Rich Razzleberry and So Saffron inks with some Wink of Stella added, the leaves are stamped in Old Olive ink, and the sentiment is from Itty Bitty Greetings in Gray Granite ink:

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What a quick and easy card!! Deciding on colors is never easy, and I did stamp a few times trying to figure out which colors to use for the flowers and then which card base would look best, Gray Granite, Old Olive, or Rich Razzleberry. I chose Gray Granite because I felt that the colors for the flowers really popped and Rich Razzleberry or Old Olive would take that away the focal point of the flowers.

While I’m writing this blog, I keep staring at the Gallery Grunge stamp set because the other three stamps seem so familiar. Then it dawned on me! Animal Expedition DSP!! The other three stamps coordinate with some of the designs!! Now I’m really going to have to play with this stamp set!!

The 2018 Holiday Catalog will be live September 5th, so if you would like a complimentary copy please contact me for more details!!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

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Kindness Gate Fold Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super easy Gate Fold card featuring the Abstract Impressions stamp set! I really wanted to create a card using Granny Apple Green, so I used a piece of DSP from the Brights 6” x 6” DSP and combined it with Highland Heather to create a bright and cheery card! I typically do not use a lot of purples in my card making, however, since this year’s color revamp, I really do like Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape! I really liked combining Granny Apple Green and Highland Heather to create a card outside of my normal colors.

To create this card, first start with a piece of Highland Heather cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”. Next, you will need to score at 2 1/8” from each end, along the 8 ½” side:

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Using this piece of Granny Apple Green DSP from the Brights 6” x 6” DSP, cut two pieces at 2” x 5 ¼”:

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The front flap is a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3 ½” x 4 ¾”. The flowers are stamped in Highland Heather and Blackberry Bliss inks (stamping off once before stamping on the cardstock), the flower buds are in Petal Pink ink (the first stamp is stamped off and the second stamp is fully inked), and the leaves are first stamped in Granny Apple Green ink (stamp off first) and the smaller leaves are in Pear Pizzazz ink:

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The sentiment is stamped in Granny Apple Green ink and the butterfly is stamped in Highland Heather and Petal Pink inks on Whisper White cardstock and then cut out using the 3rdlargest circle from the Layering Circles Framelits, which is layered on a piece of Highland Heather cardstock, cut out with the 2ndlargest scalloped circle framelit:

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To put this card together, adhere the DSP panels to the front with adhesive, use a piece of Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon to tie a bow around the Whisper White cardstock, and then adhere the layered circles with dimensionals:

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I used some dimensionals on the left side of the Whisper White cardstock to adhere to the left panel of the card base:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Highland Heather ink, and the flowers are stamped in Highland Heather and Blackberry Bliss inks (stamping off first):

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Wasn’t that quick and easy?? The Abstract Impressions stamp set is so pretty and so versatile that you can easily create your own background with any color combination!! Are there any of the new colors that you haven’t tried yet?

The 2018 Holiday Catalog will be live September 5th, so if you would like a complimentary copy please contact me for more details!!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

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Mixing up Designer Series Paper!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is combining the Garden Impressions and the Brights 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper! This is a great quick and easy card to make, the only stamping is the sentiment on the front! I will admit that creating this card was a “happy accident”, I was trying to decide which of the two DSP’s to use, so, I just started playing around and thought the Mango Melody 6” x 6” DSP went perfectly with this flower design from Garden Impressions. To top it off, I was able to make an alternative card and use almost every bit of paper! Win-win!!

To create this card, you will start off with the card base in Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”

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Each of the Designer Series Papers are cut exactly the same: cut ¾” off one side ( 5 ¼” x 6”), then along the 6” side, cut at 2”. This will give you ¾” x 6”, 2” x 5 ¼”, and 4” x 5 ¼”:

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The dragonflies are from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits are cut out using the Gold Glimmer Paper and the sentiment is from Itty Bitty Greetings on Whisper White cardstock in Mango Melody ink, cut out with the Stitched Labels Framelits:

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To put the card together, I adhered the 2” x 5 ¼” Garden Impressions DSP to the 4” x 5 ¼” Brights DSP, adhered the sentiment, used mini dimensionals to adhere the dragonflies, and added some Gold Metallic Pearls to the center of the flowers:

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The remaining ¾” x 6” of Garden Impressions DSP is adhered to the bottom of the inside of the card, trimming off the extra from the end:

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How easy was that?? While this card uses the striped design, my alternative below uses the other side of the Mango Melody DSP, which is the dot design. I did change it up and used the bee thinlit from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit Dies from the Black Foil Sheets, from the 2018 Holiday Catalog!

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The 2018 Holiday Catalog will be live September 5th, so if you would like a complimentary copy please contact me for more details!!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

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Quick and easy Thank You cards!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which will show you how to create four cards from one sheet of 6” x 6” Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper! What made creating these cards so easy, is that the DSP has several colors that you can change the cardstock to create a slightly different look for each card. This was my first time using the Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, along with the Stitched Labels Framelits that the sentiment is on, and I love how these turned out! If you missed these two gems, definitely check them out. The Stitched Shapes Framelits have a coordinating stamp set (Stitched All Around, page 17 in the Annual Catalog), however, I only purchased the framelits because I just loved all the ways I knew I could incorporate them into my cards.

To make these cards, I first cut four sheets of cardstock, one each of Melon Mambo, Powder Pink, Calypso Coral, and Petal Pink, at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½” for the card base:

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I then cut one each of the same cardstock for the base layer at 4” x 5 ¼” and embossed with the Tufted DTIEF:

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The 6” x 6” piece of DSP is cut into four, which gives you 3” x 3” pieces. Then cut a 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” piece of cardstock in Melon Mambo, Powder Pink, Calypso Coral, and Petal Pink, adhering the DSP on top:

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The sentiment if from the Abstract Impressions stamp set in Shaded Spruce ink on Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the Stitched Labels Framelits. I first cut out Whisper White cardstock with the framelit, made one as a base template so that I could use my Stamparatus to easily stamp the sentiment each time. I find it much easier to cut out the framelit first and then stamp, so this way I do not have to worry about the cut being slightly off, especially when you have a limited space to stamp such as this piece:

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The 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” square is adhered to the embossed base layer, the sentiment is adhered with dimensionals, and I used a piece of Shaded Spruce ribbon from the Metallic Ribbon combo pack to tie into a bow:

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This is then adhered to the card base with dimensionals and for each card to color combo is Melon Mambo/Powder Pink and Calypso Coral/Petal Pink, alternating colors for each layer. I also added some Rhinestone Basic Jewels for a little bling:

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The inside is a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock and I used my Stamparatus to use the 2-step flower stamp from Abstract Impressions. I also color coordinated the flower with the card, so the outside petals are light with the inside petal dark, using the Melon Mambo/Powder Pink and Calypso Coral/Petal Pink colors:

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This card design would really work with any of the Garden Impressions DSP, just add your sentiment! Which color combo is your favorite? If I really had to choose, it would be the Calypso Coral card base.

The 2018 Holiday Catalog will be live September 5th, so if you would like a complimentary copy please contact me for more details!!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, or joining my team!

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!


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