Hey, friend

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Garden Impressions Suite, which is located on pages 128-130 in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. When I first saw the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies, I knew this was a must have! If you haven’t checked this suite out or maybe you missed it, give it a look! If you take a closer look at the DSP from the Garden Impressions 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper, it almost looks like there’s Sweet Sugarplum in there!!

The card base is Powder Pink cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer from the Garden Impressions 6” x 6” DSP is 4” x 5 ¼”:

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For this thinlit from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies, I used Melon Mambo cardstock and used some of the Sizzix Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets on the back of the cardstock before cutting out. Helpful hint-use the Precision Base Plate to cut this out when using the adhesive sheets:

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings, stamped in Melon Mambo ink on Whisper White cardstock. This is then cut out using the smallest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and use Powder Pink cardstock to cut out the smallest scalloped oval from Layering Ovals Framelits and the flower from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits (I used a small piece of the adhesive sheet on the back of this):

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Adhere the base layer to the card base and remove the backing from the adhesive sheet to adhere the cut-out piece on top:

I placed the cardstock flower on a similar piece, used Wink of Stella on this and the roses, and placed the largest pearl from the Pearl Basic Jewels:

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The ovals are adhered together and then use dimensionals to adhere to the card front, I also added a piece of Whisper White 1/8” Sheer Ribbon that is tied in a bow:

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The inside is a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings in Melon Mambo ink, the flowers are from the Abstract Impressions stamp set in Powder Pink and Melon Mambo inks, and then I adhered the leftover ¾” x 4” DSP along the bottom:

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This is such a super cute card and you can easily change up the colors to use a similar piece of DSP! What do you think of this suite??

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Card Swap Week part 3

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Nature’s Poem Suite! I was very fortunate enough to snag this stamp set when I was in Hartford for OnStage, so when I was able to place my pre-order, I absolutely ordered the DSP, Twine, and Leaves Trinkets!! The Designer Series Paper is absolutely stunning and I love the colors! While I am so very sad to see Vintage Leaves and the coordinating Leaflets Framelits retire, this is a welcomed replacement. Before I begin, I must confess that I completely forgot to take pictures as I was creating this card, however, it is so very simple that I will easily be able to explain it and I have ONE picture that I did take for stamping on Vellum cardstock that kind of has a close-up picture of the card front. What I will do, is recreate this card at a later date using different colors. 😉

  1. The card base is Petal Pink cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”.
  2. The base layer is Gray Granite cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”, and is embossed with the Pinewood Planks TIEF that is inked up with Gray Granite ink prior to embossing (to do this, simply drag your stamp pad across the embossing folder).
  3. From the Nature’s Poem DSP, use this design cut at 3 ¼” x 4 ½.
  4. The tree trunk stamp from the Rooted in Nature stamp set is stamped in Sahara Sand ink with Early Espresso ink sponged around the edge with a Sponge Dauber and stamped on Sahara Sand cardstock. This is fussy cut out and sponged with Early Espresso ink around the edge of the cardstock.
  5. The sentiment is stamped on the trunk in Versamark ink and then heat embossed with Copper Embossing Powder.
  6. On Vellum cardstock, use the larger of the two leaf stamps and stamp once in Blackberry Bliss ink and once in Tranquil Tide ink. Use the smaller leaf stamp in Grapefruit Grove ink. These are all cut out with the coordinating framelit and adhered to the back of the tree trunk.
  7. The base layer is adhered to the card base at a slight right angle and the DSP layer is adhered at a slightly left angle. The tree trunk image is adhered on top with dimensionals.
  8. Using the Grapefruit Grove Twine from the Nature’s Twine bundle, tie in a small bow and adhere with a glue dot.

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There you go! How easy is this card?? It’s not even Summer yet and I’m wishing for it to be time to make my Thanksgiving cards for friends and family!! Be sure to check back tomorrow as I share some of the card swaps I received back!!

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Card Swap Week part 2

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Garden Impressions Suite! Continuing on from yesterday’s post, this is the second card that I created for the card swap I participated in. While it may look very time consuming, I have some tips and tricks that make it very easy!

The card base for this is the Right Angle Fold Over, which if you use an 8 ½” x 11” piece of cardstock, you will score it at 4 ¼” and at 5 ½” (directly in the middle on each side), then remove your score blade from your trimmer, line up the corners from top to bottom so they are in the cutting track, and then cut. This will give you two card bases. I used Mint Macaron cardstock to make the card base:

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This thinlit from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies is cut out of Glossy White cardstock that I precut to 5 ½” x 4 ¼” and used a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet, cut at 3” x 4”, cut again across corner to corner, adhered to the back of the Glossy White cardstock before going thru the Big Shot. Cutting the adhesive sheet this way will give you two pieces that you can use on each piece of cardstock so it will adhere to the card base and yet not waste any of the adhesive sheet. I then used a Q-Tip and colored in the flowers using Shaded Spruce, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Mango Melody, So Saffron and Melon Mambo inks:

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I used this design from the Garden Impressions 6” x 6” DSP, cut to 3” x 3” and used the corner rounder from the Trio Punch. I used the bigger sentiment framelit from the Lakeside Framelits, cutting it out first from Whisper White cardstock:

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I made a template for this framelit so anytime I want to use it with my Stamparatus all I have to is cut it out and then line up the sentiment. Makes it much easier than trying to line up the stamp or the framelit:

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I used my Bone Folder for the card front folds:

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Removed the backing from the adhesive and placed on each flap:

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Adhere a strip of each ribbon from the Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack across the DSP:

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I placed some adhesive on the back of the sentiment piece to secure some Silver Metallic Thread, and then adhered on top with dimensionals:

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To adhere the DSP piece to the card front, place some adhesive towards the upper right-hand corner and then place on top:

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This was such a fun and creative card that I hope everyone enjoys! I really liked how the flowers turned out by using the Glossy White cardstock and a Q-Tip to color, you can really control how light or dark you want them to be. Making the template for the sentiment framelits really is great if you have a bunch of cards to make or just one! I created a template piece for each framelit from this set to use with my Stamparatus, another reason why you should have this awesome product!!

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Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Mint Macaron 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
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You are wonderful

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Lilypad Lake Bundle and Rooted in Nature stamp set! When I first started to create this card, I got out my Tranquil Textures DSP, and looked at my scraps to see if there is anything that would go together or something that I could create a card with, because who doesn’t have those pesky odds and ends of paper that get ignored?? So, I started with a piece of DSP in Fresh Fig and a piece in Crumb Cake and just went from there.

The card base is Fresh Fig cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and I used the Hardwood background stamp in Fresh Fig ink:

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I had this 3” x 6” strip of DSP from the Wood Textures 6” x 6” DSP and trimmed it down to 3” x 5 ½”:

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I used these two scraps from Tranquil Textures DSP:

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The sentiment is from Rooted in Nature stamp set, stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in Copper Embossing Powder on a 1 ¼” x 3 ½” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. Both pieces are then punched with the Banner Triple Punch:

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The heron is stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock in Early Espresso ink, colored in with the Light and Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend Markers, and cut out with the coordinating die:

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A piece of Copper Trim is tied in a bow around the Wood Textures DSP and then adhered to the card base:

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The 3” x 3” piece of Tranquil Textures DSP is adhered with dimensionals, the sentiment banner piece is adhered with Snail, and then the heron is adhered along the edge with Glue Dots:

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The inside sentiment is on Very Vanilla cardstock, stamped in Versamark ink, and heat embossed in Copper Embossing Powder. I stamped and colored the inside heron the same as the front and then cut out two pieces of the grass from the Lakeside Framelits Dies in Crumb Cake and Early Espresso cardstocks:

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I love how this card turned out and Fresh Fig, Early Espresso, and Crumb Cake are not colors I would have ever thought to have used making a card! I guess getting out those scraps and seeing what you can create can pay off!!

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To See Far

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the new 2018-2020 In Colors and the Lilypad Lake Bundle! I just love the font used for these sentiments and also wanted to experiment with the wave framelit die. So, when I started creating this card, I thought I would mix in some High Tide stamps!

The card base is Blueberry Bushel cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”

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For the base layer you will need two pieces of Whisper White cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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On the first piece of Whisper White, stamp both of the lighthouse images in Blueberry Bushel ink and the ground stamp in Sahara Sand ink, from the High Tide stamp set. I used my Stamparatus (available on my online store June 1st!!) to line the stamps up:

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This image is then fussy cut out of the Whisper White cardstock and then I used the small ground stamp from High Tide to fill in some of the area in Sahara Sand ink:

Use a Sponge Dauber with Sahara Sand ink to finish coloring in the ground area around the lighthouse:

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For the second piece of Whisper White cardstock, use the wave framelit from the Lakeside Framelit Dies twice with the Big Shot. Note: I used the Precision Base Plate to get the cuts completely through, I had some issues with my first piece of cardstock, and used washi tape to keep the framelit in place:

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I cut a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper to 3 ½” x 4”, but if you don’t have glimmer paper, you can use a piece of cardstock. This is going to be placed behind the waves:

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Using the leftover Whisper White cardstock from the lighthouse, stamp the sailboat images from Lilypad Lake stamp set twice in Memento ink. I then colored the sailboats in Poppy Parade, Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, and Blueberry Bushel inks. They are then cut out using the coordinating framelit:

I used Multipurpose Glue to adhere the Silver Glimmer Paper to the back of the card base and then used Snail to adhere the lighthouse piece to the front:

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To soften this piece, I used a Sponge Dauber and Pool Party ink around the top and sides:

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Use the sun stamp from Lilypad Lake and stamp several times in Pineapple Punch ink. The bird stamp from High Tide is in Blueberry Bushel ink (see my boo-boo? I’ll fix that!):

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To finish the base layer, I adhered the sailboats with Glue Dots, used the grass stamp from High Tide in Call Me Clover ink, and stamped the sentiment from Lilypad Lake in Blueberry Bushel ink, using the framelit from Lakeside Framelits to cut it out and adhere with Dimensionals:

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The base layer is then adhered to the card base with Dimensionals:

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The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink. The waves along the bottom are also stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink, I stamped another sailboat in Memento ink, colored it in with Pineapple Punch and Grapefruit Grove inks, cut out with the coordinating framelit, and then adhered with a Mini Dimensional:

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I just love combining High Tide and Lilypad Lake together to make this card!! I also really loving the new In Colors! There’s usually one or two that I’m “ho-hum” about, that’s just me, but I really think that because they all coordinate so nicely together and are so vibrant, it makes incorporating them a breeze!

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! June 1st is just a few days away and the new Annual Catalog will go live!! I’m so excited!!

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Lift Your Spirits

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Myths & Magic Suite! This super cute card is very easy to make, a little ink, some heat embossing, and washi tape is all you need! This will be sure to brighten someone’s day, so let’s get started!

The card base is Dapper Denim cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3 ½” x 4 ¼”:

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The wizard from the Magical Day stamp set is stamped in Memento ink and colored in with Light Smoky Slate, Ivory, Bronze, and Light Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends. The stars are heat embossed in Silver Embossing Powder:

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I first used the coordinating wizard thinlit so I could mask him before creating the “blue smoke”, then I used the D Clear Block with some Dapper Denim ink and an Aqua Painter to move the ink around the block, and quickly stamped the ink onto the cardstock. To help fill in the spaces that the ink did not color, I used some of the ink from the lid of the Dapper Denim ink pad and the Aqua Painter:

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The mask for the wizard is then removed and I added a small Clear Faceted Gem to his hand:

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Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 1 1/8” x 4” strip and then use the stripe and the stars washi tape from the Myths & Magic Specialty Washi Tape:

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The ends are cut with the Banner Triple Punch and the sentiment is from the Lift Me Up stamp set, stamped in Dapper Denim ink on a 1” strip of Whisper White cardstock, trimmed, and then adhered to the banner:

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The base layer is adhered to the card base with Snail and the banner is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals:

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For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock, 4” x 5 ¼”, use all three rolls for a strip of each across the bottom, the stars are heat embossed in Silver Embossing Powder, and the sentiment, also from the Lift Me Up stamp set, is stamped in Dapper Denim ink:

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Now, since I did not stamp my sentiment first, it came out wrong! So I stamped the sentiment again on a 1” strip of Whisper White cardstock, then used the new Trio Punch to round the corners, and adhered with Dimensionals. Problem Solved!:

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Don’t forget, the Magical Day stamp set, Magical Mates Thinlits Dies, and the Myths & Magic Specialty Washi Tape are on the Retirement List! If you would like to purchase any of these products, simply click on the product list below and you will find them on my Online Store, while supplies last!!

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Sunny Day

Hello and welcome to today’s card which features the Sunshine & Rainbows stamp set, Rainbow Builder Framelits Dies, and Embossing Paste, using the cloud mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks! Now, before I get started showing you how to make this card, I have some creative advice to share: if at first you don’t succeed, try again, and again, and again…For some reason when I was trying to stamp the rainbow using my Stamparatus, it was not working! I would get towards the end and something would happen and I would have to start over! Rather than scrapping the whole project, I started over from the inside and worked my way out when stamping the rainbow. So just remember with multiple step stamping, that if one way does not work for you, try another!

The card base is Tempting Turquoise cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½:

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I placed the cloud mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks on the card front and then used some painter’s tape on the edge to secure the mask so it would not move while I was spreading the Embossing Paste:

When done, carefully remove the painters tape and I had a container with warm soapy water nearby for the mask, Silicone Mat, and Palette Knives to soak. The card base was then set aside to dry:

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On a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 3” x 4 ¼”, stamp the rainbow layers in Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clove, Blueberry Bushel, and Gorgeous Grape inks:

Then use the largest scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits to cut out:

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The sun is stamped in Pineapple Punch ink on Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the coordinating die, and then use the cloud die to cut out two pieces from Tempting Turquoise cardstock and one piece from Whisper White cardstock:

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The scalloped oval is adhered to the card base with dimensionals and the turquoise clouds are adhered on top with Snail:

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The sentiment is heat embossed in Silver Embossing Powder on the white cloud and then I used dimensionals to adhere the cloud and the sun:

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I wanted to do something different for the inside sentiment, so I cut ½” x 5 ¼” strips in Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel, and Gorgeous Grape cardstocks:

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These are adhered to the inside piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sun is stamped in Pineapple Punch ink and the sentiment is stamped in Tempting Turquoise ink:

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This is what it looks like on the inside, so if this is not enough room for you to write your personal note, you could always cut another piece of Whisper White cardstock and either adhere that to the inside of the card (top or bottom) or to the back of the card:

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Don’t forget, the Sunshine & Rainbows stamp set, Rainbow Builder Framelits Dies, and Tempting Turquoise are all on the Retirement List! If you would like to purchase any of these products, simply click on the product list below and you will find them on my Online Store!

Did you notice some NEW products used? That’s right! The rainbow was created using the new 2018-2020 In Colors and Gorgeous Grape, which is a new core color! The 2018-2020 In Colors are available NOW in my online store and Gorgeous Grape will be available June 1st! You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

I hope today’s card 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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