So grateful!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a bright and shimmery Thanksgiving card! I recently shared a card that I used the Celestial Copper Metallic Ink on the Gathered Leaves Dies when embossing/cutting the leaves and I wanted to make another card, but this time with the Golden Glitz Metallic Ink and the Nature’s Roots Dies. What better way to make a stunning card than with some foil and shimmery ink? 

The base layer is this design from the Noble Peacock Specialty DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” (horizontal cut):

For the card front you will need:

1. 5 ¼” piece of Burlap Ribbon.

2. On Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Golden Glitz Metallic Ink and cut out with the second largest square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

3. On Old Olive cardstock, stamped the branch stamp in Mossy Meadow ink two times, cut out with the coordinating die, and then cut out two more pieces from the Gold Foil Sheets.

4. Use the small leaf embossing and cutting dies to cut two leaves from the Gold Foil Sheets. Tip-if you did not know, the embossing and cutting dies layer together so you cut and emboss at the same time.

5. Use the large leaf embossing and cutting dies to cut out one each of Terracotta Tile and Merry Merlot cardstocks. Before cutting/embossing, ink up the embossing leaf in Golden Glitz Metallic Ink, there will be enough ink for both leaves. Tip-To keep the embossing die and cutting die in place, use a post it note or a small piece of masking/painters tape over both dies when placing on top of the cardstock:

To assemble the leaves and branches, use glue dots to layer the branches and then to adhere the branches to the cardstock leaves:

Use Tear & Tape to adhere the Burlap Ribbon to the DSP, adhere the Stitched Shapes square in the middle with dimensionals, and then use glue dots to adhere the leaves around the sentiment:

This completed piece is adhered to a Crumb Cake cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside sentiment, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink, stamp the large leaf in Terracotta Tile and Merry Merlot inks, and stamp the small leaf twice in Golden Glitz Metallic Ink:

This is another beautiful Thanksgiving card made with products from the Annual Catalog, aside from the metallic ink! I just love the added detail to the leaves with the metallic ink and clean-up is a snap, just rinse the die with water in the sink and dry thoroughly.

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DIY Turkey Card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is what I call the “DIY Turkey Card”! I set out this year to figure out how to make a turkey out of current products that you may just have on hand, which was pretty easy! If you have ever looked up on how to make one, you will see that a lot of the instructions involve retired products, but I couldn’t find one a little bit more current (not to say there isn’t one out there). After looking thru my punches and dies, I was able to find what I needed to make this super cute turkey!

To make the turkey:

1. Use the Daisy Punch to only punch out half of the daisy out of Pear Pizzazz, Pretty Peacock, Cajun Craze, and Merry Merlot cardstock.

2. Use the small circle die from Seasonal Layers to cut out two pieces in Whisper White and one piece in Basic Black cardstock. Cut the Basic Black in half, adhere to the Whisper White (like eyelids), and then use your Black Stampin’ Write Marker to make the eyes.

3. Use the Detailed Trio Punch with the “flower” corner and Cajun Craze cardstock. You will have three pieces from the “flower”, use two of those for the wattle. 

4. Use Crushed Curry cardstock to create the legs and the beak, use scissors to cut a small triangle and the end of the branch die from Seasonal Layers for the legs.

5. Use Early Espresso cardstock for the head, body, and wings, the head and wings are the smallest scalloped circle from the Layering Circle Dies (cut one in half for the wings) and the body is the third smallest scalloped circle die:

To assemble the turkey:

1. Use liquid glue to adhere the daisy petals together to create the tail feathers and use the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the eyes, beak, and wattle to the head.

2. Adhere the legs to the back of the body and then adhere that to the tail feathers.

3. Adhere the wings to the body and then adhere the head on top of the wings:

The base layer is this design from the Come to Gather DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I made another cut at 2 ½” and flipped the back side of the cardstock design over:

For the card front you will need:

1. The turkey, of course!

2. A 4” strip of Burlap Ribbon.

3. On a Whisper White cardstock piece, use the letters from Make a Difference to stamp “Gobbles!” in Merry Merlot ink. This is then cut out with the third smallest square from Layering Squares Dies. Use the fourth smallest square to cut out a piece from Merry Merlot cardstock to layer under the sentiment.

4. The “post” for the sign is just cut with scissors out of Merry Merlot cardstock:

The card base is Merry Merlot cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. The DSP is adhered to the card base and then the burlap ribbon is adhered across the middle where the DSP is cut:

The square layers are adhered together and the “post” is adhered to the back. The turkey and the sign are both adhered with dimensionals:

For the inside sentiment, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink, stamp the pumpkins in Early Espresso ink, the stem is colored in with Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends, the pumpkin is colored in with Light and Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin Blends, I used the Color Lifter to lighten the middle of the rind:

Isn’t this turkey so stinkin’ cute?? This would also be a fun way to make table decoration or place settings for your dinner or party! Even if you don’t have all the products that I used to make this turkey, you may already have something comparable or you can head over to my online store to place an order for what you need!

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A Wicked Good Time!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super cute Halloween card featuring the Wonderfully Wicked and Gather Together Bundles! I recently purchased the new pigment sprinkles and I just love them! If you have the Brusho Crystal Colour, which I do, the new pigment sprinkles are completely different! Not only are they in 6 Stampin’ Up! colors, the jars feature a screw-top lid and a snap lid to close the opening for sprinkling these pretty little pigments! I wanted to use these pigment sprinkles with the watercolor paper to create the pumpkins for this card and just love how they turned out! 

The base layer is Old Olive cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and stamped with the Buffalo Check Background stamp. I used my Stamparatus so that I could stamp the image again if needed:

For the card front:

1. Cut a 5 ¼” piece of the burlap ribbon, fraying the ends with your fingertips/nails.

2. Use wicked die to cut out of Black Foil Sheets.

3. To create the pumpkins, use a 1 ¾” x 5” piece of Fluid 100 watercolor paper (or a big enough scrap piece), lightly spritz water on the paper, sprinkle Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight pigment sprinkles on the paper, and then spritz with water again. To speed up the drying process, I used my heat tool. I used a spritzer with rubbing alcohol and champagne mist shipper paint over the watercolor paper. I stamped two each of the pumpkin stamps in Early Espresso ink, cut out with the coordinating dies, and colored in the stem with Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker:

Adhere the burlap ribbon to the stamped base layer with Tear & Tape. The pumpkins are adhered together, the big pumpkin to the back of the two smaller ones, use glue dots to adhere the “wicked” to the pumpkins, and then use liquid glue to adhere this to the burlap ribbon:

On a scrap piece of Basic Black cardstock, heat emboss the sentiments in White Emboss Powder, and trim down. These are adhered to the base layer with black dimensionals and I also added 6 of the black enamel dots. This completed piece is adhered to a Basic Black cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside sentiment is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. The sentiment is stamped in Old Olive ink and the cats are stamped in Memento ink:

Isn’t this a cute card?? Something a little different, using pumpkins to incorporate with the Halloween card! If you’ve been thinking about purchasing the pigment sprinkles, I say go for it! They are a little messy (to be expected), so you can use latex gloves and if not, the colors do rinse from your hands easily!

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Create a “weathered wood” background for Beach Happy!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the Beach Happy stamp set with a “weathered wood” background created with the Crackle Paint background stamp, Pinewood Planks DTIEF, sponging, and some distressing. Creating this background piece was really an experiment that I’ve been wanting to try with the Crackle Paint stamp and Pinewood Planks embossing folder, I thought that combing the two would give the background just a little bit more depth than just embossing the cardstock. This was very easy to create and I thought pairing it with the Beach Happy stamp set would be perfect!

This piece is going to be the base layer for the card, which you will start with a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Very Vanilla cardstock and stamp the Crackle Paint stamp in Gray Granite ink:

The next step you will emboss the cardstock with the Pinewood Planks DTIEF and then sponge Soft Sea Foam, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, and Gray Granite inks until you achieve the desired coloring:

I then used my scissors (one of the blades) to distress each side of the cardstock and then sponged more Gray Granite ink on each side:

For the palm tree image, I first cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the third smallest Rectangle Stitched Framelits. Starting at the bottom, I sponged Sahara Sand ink, then Pool Party ink, and then Balmy Blue ink. I then stamped the palm tree in Garden Green and Crumb Cake inks:

You will need the palm tree image, a 4” piece of Burlap Ribbon (I “pulled” at the ends to give it a worn look), and then stamp the sentiment in Mango Melody ink on a piece of Pineapple Punch cardstock, punching out with the 1 1/8” Scallop Punch:

Use Tear & Tape to adhere the Burlap Ribbon to the base layer, use a small amount of Snail in the corner to adhere the sentiment to the palm tree piece, and then use dimensionals to adhere to the base layer:

This is then adhered to a Crumb Cake cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, use a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, sponge Sahara Sand and Coastal Cabana ink in the bottom left corner (made to look like sand and water), and then stamp the palm tree in Crumb Cake and Garden Green inks:

How fun was that?? With all this crazy winter weather going on, I’m sure there is someone you could send this to and warm their heart!! Lol I left out an inside sentiment so this could be ready for any occasion!

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Create a sympathy card with Glossy White Cardstock

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a sympathy card I created with Glossy White Cardstock. This card did not start out as a sympathy card, rather I wanted to create a card using the Dandelion Wishes stamp set and Glossy White Cardstock. As I was making this card and discussing with my husband how I made the image on the glossy cardstock, he mentioned he needed a sympathy card and I thought this would be perfect with the Kindness & Compassion stamp set!

When Stampin’ Up! brought back Glossy White cardstock, I was excited because I originally bought it when it was previously sold, did one project, and then it just sat…and sat…and sat. The cardstock can be very intimidating, for me at least, so I tried to think of some way to create a card with it. Earlier this year I did a card using the “polished stone technique”, so I thought I would try coloring using a cotton ball and Stampin’ Up! Ink Refills and it was very easy! I will walk you through each step below!

I first started with a 3 ¾” x 5” piece of Glossy White cardstock:

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I used this dandelion image from the Dandelion Wishes stamp set, which I stamped in StazOn Jet Black ink:

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I chose 3 colors that I wanted to color the background in, going from light to dark, and went with So Saffron, Mango Melody, and Pumpkin Pie ink refills:

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I first started with So Saffron ink, which I put a couple drops on a cotton ball, and then swirled around the dandelion image:

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I then used Mango Melody ink on a different cotton ball and swirled that around the So Saffron ink:

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Finally, I used Pumpkin Pie ink on a different cotton ball, which I swirled around the rest of the paper. TIP-if you put too much ink on the cotton ball, flip the cotton ball over and use a clean side, this will take up any of the extra ink. If you don’t add enough ink, quickly squeeze another drop or two and quickly blend in:

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For the front of the card sentiment, I used one of the sentiments from Kindness & Compassion on a 5/8” piece of Whisper White cardstock, which I used my Stampin’ Write Marker in Basic Black to ink the bottom of the sentiment, flagged the end with the Banner Triple Punch, and cut a 5” piece of the Burlap Ribbon:

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To adhere the sentiment to the ribbon and then the ribbon to the cardstock, I used some Tear & Tape Adhesive on the back:

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The card base is a 5 ½” x 8 ½” piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock, scored at 4 ¼”, and the base layer is Basic Black cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. The base layer is adhered to the card base and then the glossy cardstock is adhered slightly askew on top:

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The burlap ribbon is adhered across the bottom of the glossy cardstock and the sentiment is adhered on top:

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The inside sentiment is on a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, the sentiment is inked using the Stampin’ Write Marker in Basic Black and the dandelion seed stamp is inked in Memento Ink, stamping off first:

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I’m really going to have to look up some more ideas using Glossy White Cardstock, this was pretty easy to create! The ink from the cotton ball dried quickly, but I did have to use my heat tool to help dry the dandelion image. I know a lot of us create cards as we need them, but every now and again, get out paper, a stamp set, or even some embellishments and let your creativity take over and experiment!

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Gallery Grunge meets Butterfly Gala!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the Gallery Grunge stamp set and the new Butterfly Gala Bundle from the 2019 Occasions Catalog! What is in the Butterfly Gala Bundle? A super cute photopolymer stamp set and a coordinating punch! What I love about this set is that there are 4 butterfly designs that you can stamp and are made so that you punch them out perfectly! There are some very sweet sentiments and butterfly backgrounds to fill in the design, or you can color them in with your Stampin’ Blends. Today’s card is a great way to #makeacard and #sendacard to let a special someone know you are thinking of them, so let’s get started!

The card base is Gray Granite cardstock, cut at 4 ½” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I used the “plank floor” stamp from Gallery Grunge in Gray Granit ink to create a background:

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For the front of the card, I stamped this butterfly design on Whisper White cardstock in Memento ink. To get three butterflies, I stamped the whole image first and then inked up just the small butterfly again and stamped that towards the edge of the cardstock. The punch and the stamps have the big butterfly on the bottom and the small butterfly on top. I then colored the butterflies in with Light Petal Pink, Light Flirty Flamingo, and Light Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends and then added a Wink of Stella, then punching out. The sentiment is in Gray Granite ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the second smallest oval die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. You will also need a 3” piece of Burlap Ribbon and 3 of the 5mm Pearls, which I colored with the Light Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blend:

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To assemble the card front, adhere the base layer to the card base. I first adhered the Burlap Ribbon with glue dots and then adhered the sentiment with dimensionals on top. I next adhered the butterflies with mini dimensionals and then added the colored pearls:

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The inside is Whisper White cardstock, which I stamped and colored the same butterflies as the front, also with some Wink of Stella. I left this blank so this can be used for any occasion it may be needed for:

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Do you decorate your envelopes? I sure do and for this envelope the same butterfly design and colors are used, along with Wink of Stella, to tie them all together. I love decorating the envelope, but I do keep it very simple and it will tie into what the card being sent is about:

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Another quick and easy card that is sure to put a smile on your recipient’s face! Remember, it doesn’t have to be a holiday or special occasion to send a card, #makeacard and #sendacard is a sweet way to brighten someone’s day!!

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

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, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog!

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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