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!!

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!

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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Sea of Mermaids

Hello and welcome to the start of a new week and a new theme, the Myths & Magic Suite! When I first saw this suite in the 2018 Occasions Catalog, this was on my “must” list! I saw so much fun and creativity with everything in this suite, I couldn’t wait to order it! I’ve created a few things so far (One of a Kind, Glitter, Unicorns, and Rainbows, and Triple W Fold Card), so before these products are gone forever (yes, all the products from this suite will be retired May 31st) I wanted to get one last week in!!

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 Whisper White cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, Soft Sky ink is sponged on the upper half. The clouds are from the Myths & Magic 6” x 6” Glimmer Paper in iridescent, punched out with the Tree Builder Punch:

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I chose to start with this DSP from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack in Dapper Denim:

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Even though the Magical Mates Framelits Dies come with a smaller “wave” die, I wanted them to be bigger and used the one from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies. The die is placed at the top of each color change and then I trimmed the white off the end:

On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the mermaid image three times in Memento ink. The mermaid bodies are colored in with Stampin’ Blends, Light and Dark Pool Party, Light and Dark Smoky Slate, and Light and Dark Night of Navy. The face and arms are colored in with Ivory and the hair is colored in with Light and Dark Crumb Cake, Light Pumpkin Pie and Dark Calypso Coral, and Dark Pink Pirouette and Light Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends. Wink of Stella is brushed on the body and the eyelids and then cut out with the coordinating die:

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To place the Dapper Denim waves on the base layer, I placed my ruler at the 3” mark across the cardstock and then adhered the first layer. I did this so that it would be straight across and lining up the other pieces would be easy:

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Starting with the second wave layer, adhere with Mini Dimensionals and then adhere one of the mermaids, doing this for the third and fourth layers. The final layer, adhere Dimensionals along the bottom of the base layer and then place the wave layer on top. I used scissors to trim the pieces that overlapped the card base:

I used Glitter Enamel Dots in Dapper Denim to make it look like bubbles coming up from the waves:

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I cut one of the glimmer clouds in half, adhered those to each edge, and then adhered the remaining cloud with Dimensionals. This completed piece is then adhered to the card base:

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The inside sentiment from Magical Day stamp set is stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the bubbles are stamped in Dapper Denim ink, the seahorses are stamped in Memento ink, and then colored in with Light and Dark Old Olive, Light and Dark Smoky Slate, Light and Dark Pool Party, and Light and Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends:

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Don’t forget, the Magical Day stamp set, Magical Mates, Color Theory DSP Stack, and Glitter Enamel Dots 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!! 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!

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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Up in the clouds

Hello and welcome to this week’s final feature of the Sunshine & Rainbows stamp set and the Rainbow Builder Dies. Today’s card is a combination of this bundle and the Up & Away Thinlits Dies, I just love it when two products can complement each other and create an awesome card! As I take you through the steps to make this card, you will notice it is not my “normal” way, starting with the card base and building from there. When I started to make this card, I only knew that I wanted the detailed hot air balloon thinlit, the clouds, the rainbow dies, and that I was going to use the new 2018-2020 In Colors and Gorgeous Grape (these are left over cardstock from yesterday’s post). So, let’s get started!

For the detailed hot air balloon thinlit, I chose to use a piece of Silver Foil Sheet because I felt it would help the background colors pop:

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Next, I cut a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, 5 ¼” x 3”, and a piece of Whisper White cardstock, 5 ¼” x 2”, then used the cloud top thinlits from the Rainbow Builder Dies to cut the image out. Since I had enough scrap paper left from each, I used those to cut out two each of the other cloud images:

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From the Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel, and Gorgeous Grape cardstock, I cut out the rainbow and the hot air balloon background:

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To adhere all the hot air balloon pieces together, I used a Fine Tip Glue Pen and this will give you some wiggle room to line up the paper on the back:

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I decided to Sponge Brayer Balmy Blue onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” for the sky, I felt that with the rainbow and hot air balloons the sky should be very subtle:

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The card base is Night of Navy cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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Since I wanted the rainbow to be peeking out from the clouds, I first put together all the pieces to get an idea of where I wanted them before I adhered anything:

I placed the Gorgeous Grape cardstock down and then positioned it behind the glimmer paper to start building the rainbow (you can always mark the place lightly with a pencil or place a ruler down):

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I adhered each piece of the rainbow and the clouds with liquid glue, this will give you a little bit of wiggle room to align each piece:

The hot air balloon is adhered with dimensionals:

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The smaller clouds are adhered with liquid glue and then the larger cloud is adhered to the card base with dimensionals:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy ink, and the hot air balloons are stamped 2nd, 3rd, and 4thgeneration in Balmy Blue (wanted these to be very light):

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Don’t forget, the Sunshine & Rainbows stamp set and the Rainbow Builder Framelits Dies 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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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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Here for you

Hello and welcome to today’s card which features the Sunshine & Rainbows stamp set and the Rainbow Builder Framelits Dies! When I first started creating this card, what I had pictured in my mind did not quite turn out right…so, instead of scrapping everything and starting over, I created this card from what I had started with and I think this turned out so much better!

The idea behind today’s card was for someone that may be having a bad day or a difficult time, and what better way to cheer their spirits than to send a card. I first started out with a piece of Shimmery White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and used Sponge Brayers in Gray Granite ink, starting at the top, Smoky Slate ink, towards the bottom, and then embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. Then I thought I would create a “cloud outline” with the two cloud framelits from the Rainbow Builder Dies using the new Big Shot Embossing Mats and go from there. Since I didn’t like the results and did not want to start over, I sat down and figured out how to utilize this piece to create the card I wanted:

I used the framelits and cut the clouds to make it look like a stormy day:

I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock and used the Sponge Brayer in Smoky Slate ink for the base layer:

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I then positioned and adhered the three layers of clouds, using dimensionals for the top layer:

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Using the lightning bolt framelit, cut out two pieces each from Silver and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Papers:

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I decided to use the sentiments from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set. The card front sentiment is heat embossed in Copper Embossing Powder and cut out with the cloud framelit from the left over paper that I used to make the clouds:

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The card base is Night of Navy cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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After adhering the base layer to the card base, I added some clear teardrop and circle accents from the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes:

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The inside sentiment is meant to brighten the receiver’s day, so I used my Stamparatus to stamp the rainbow in Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, and Blueberry Bushel inks, the sun is in Pineapple Punch ink, the clouds and sentiment are in Balmy Blue ink:

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Don’t forget, the Sunshine & Rainbows stamp set, Rainbow Builder Framelits Dies, and the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes 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, Gray Granite and Balmy Blue are two new core colors, and Itty Bitty Greetings is also a new stamp set! The 2018-2020 In Colors are available NOW in my online store and everything else 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!, so you don’t forget any of these awesome new products from the new Annual Catalog starting June 1st.

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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New Product Recap!

Hello and welcome to today’s post, which is a recap of all the new goodies from my 2018-2019 Annual Catalog Pre-Order! Yesterday I shared all of these wonderful new products on my blog with a fun video and today is a follow up with pictures and all the details! Like all the new products that you are seeing?? Great News! I have added a complimentary PDF Shopping List so you won’t have to remember or try to find any products that you can’t wait to order! You can find this on the right hand side of my post, underneath Follow Me!

New Colors!

Here is a recap of all the new (and returning) colors that have been added to our core color collections:

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Neutrals Collection-

Brights Collection-

Subtles Collection-

Regals Collection-

Here’s the Big Shot Embossing Mats and Simply Shammy!

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Nature’s Poem Suite

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Garden Impressions Suite

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Tranquil Textures Suite

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Lilypad Lake

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Itty Bitty Greetings

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Animal Outing and Pick a Pennant

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The last two stamp sets above are going to be available on June 1st!

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!

Pre-Order is here!!

Hello and welcome to today’s special post, which is featuring brand new products from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog! Today I am going to share all these amazing products by video! That’s right, pictures are nice and I will do a feature for tomorrow with pictures, but I thought there is no better way to do a show and tell! Let’s get started!!

Wasn’t that fun?? Be sure to join me tomorrow as I will do a recap of today’s video and post pictures of all these awesome new products!!

If you would like your own personal copy of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, contact me today and I would love to be your creative coach!

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