Thinking of you with Rooted in Nature

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a great card featuring the Nature’s Poem Suite! This really is a perfect greeting for just about any occasion. I am happy to say that except for the Designer Series Paper and the cardstock pack, this suite is carrying over to the new catalog! This really is beautiful and versatile designer series paper and I will be sad to see it go at the end of this catalog! 

One of my favorite things to do with the tree trunk from the stamp set is to color it with daubers and then fussy cut it out. I first use a sponge dauber with Crumb Cake ink and color it all over, I then use another sponge dauber with Soft Suede ink around the outside of the tree trunk, and finally use my snips to cut out. After this, I use the sponge dauber with Soft Suede ink and go around the edge, which not only blends into the stamped image, but hides any mistakes you made. For today’s card, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed White Embossing Powder:

Additionally for the front of the card, you will need this design from the DSP cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, a 1” x 4” piece of Copper Foil Sheet embossed with the Climbing Vine TIEF, one of the copper Leaves Trinkets, and I created this little “knot” with the Nature’s Twine by “folding” the twine over about three times, tied the end piece around the middle into a knot, cut the end piece apart, and then then just used my finger tips to fray the ends:

To assemble the card front, I first adhered the embossed Copper Foil Sheet, adhered the sentiment piece with dimensionals, adhered the knotted twine and the trinket with glue dots:

This piece is then adhered to a 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, Tranquil Tide cardstock card base:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and then I adhered a ¾” x 4” piece of the DSP along the side. Typically, when you cut DSP you will have a 1 ½” x 4” piece left over and I will cut that in half so I have two pieces to use for the inside of my card:

Wasn’t this a fun and easy card to make? I chose to leave the inside blank, then this way I can use it for any reason, just have to stamp the sentiment! As I am writing, the DSP and cardstock pack are still available from my online store, but this will be only while supplies last since they are on the retirement list. The stamp set, dies, twine, and trinkets are carrying over into the new catalog, however, the discounted bundle for the stamp and dies are not. 

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! 

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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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Filled with Love

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is featuring the Animal Expedition Suite! With the new Watercolor Pencils that are available now through August 31st(while supplies last), I was able to use the Crushed Curry pencil from this set to help color in these super cute giraffes!! The sentiments are from the Special Celebrations stamp set, which is a great set to have for many different occasions.

To make this card, start 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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The base layer is Crushed Curry cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Climbing Vines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder:

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The giraffe stamp from Animal Outing stamp set is stamped on Watercolor Paper in Stazon Ink. They are then colored in with the Crushed Curry and Early Espresso Watercolor Pencils and blended with an Aqua Painter. After the paper dries, they are cut out with the coordinating die from the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies:

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I cut a piece of this Designer Series Paper from Animal Expedition DSP to 1 ½” x 4”. I used the leaf die from Animal Friends to cut out 5 pieces in Call Me Clover cardstock and 2 additional leaves in Vellum cardstock with the Leaf Punch. The sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock in Call Me Clover ink and punched out with the Tailored Tag Punch. I cut an 8” piece of Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and folded in half:

I used liquid glue to adhere the giraffes to the DSP, so this will give me some room to move them before it sets:

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I placed some Snail on the back of the DSP to help adhere a couple of the Call Me Clover and Vellum leaves to the back and then used liquid glue on the rest:

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A small amount of Snail is used on the front for the Tulle Ribbon and then the sentiment is attached using dimensionals. I used my Silicon Craft Sheet underneath while putting this together so the DSP would not stick to my grid paper:

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The giraffe piece is then adhered to the embossed base layer and then this is adhered to the card base:

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The inside sentiment is stamped in Call Me Clover ink and then I used the Call Me Clover Stampin’ Write Marker to color only part of the leaf stamp:

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Isn’t this a fun and cute card?? With all the new Watercolor Pencil colors, this will make choosing your colors easy!

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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Just add words-Part 2

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which feature the Garden Impressions 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper and the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies! This is two cards made from one sheet of the DSP that is very quick and easy to make! This is another great way to have cards readily available and all you need to do is add words for the occasion!

The card bases are Mint Macaron cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and So Saffron cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”:

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The base layers are Mango Melody, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, embossed with the Basket Weave DTIEF and Shaded Spruce cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, embossed with the Climbing Vine TIEF:

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This DSP design was cut into 4 pieces, 2 pieces at 3” x 4 ½”, and 2 pieces at ¾” x 6”:

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I used the smaller Detailed Dragon Thinlit to cut out one in Gold Glimmer and one in Silver Glimmer Papers:

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A piece of the Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon is tied in a bow around the DSP and then adhered to the base layer. For the Shaded Spruce base, I used the debossed side of the paper:

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This piece is then adhered to the card base, the dragonfly is adhered with Mini Dimensionals, and then I added either Rhinestone Basic Jewels or Share What You Love Artisan Pearls in So Saffron:

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For the inside, I trimmed down the ¾” DSP to 5 ¼” and adhered to the bottom of the Whisper White cardstock. The dragonfly is then stamped in So Saffron and Mint Macaron inks and then brushed with Wink of Stella:

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Seriously, how easy was that?? If you don’t have the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies, you can always use another detailed die in its place! It’s so fun to just create cards to have on hand!

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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For You

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper and Make a Difference stamp set! When I set out to create this card, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to practice with the Make a Difference stamp set. This is a wonderful set to create and personalize your card if you don’t quite have what you are looking for!

The card base is Shaded Spruce cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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Next, I cut a piece of this DSP from the Animal Expedition DSP at 4” x 5 ¼” and then 2 ¼” from the 4” side. I used the other side of the DSP for the smaller piece and then trimmed it down to 4 ½”, so you will have a piece 1 ¾” x 4 ½”:

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Cut a piece of Lemon Lime Twist to 1” x 4 ¼” and then emboss with the Climbing Vine Dynamic TIEF:

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On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, use the letters to stamp the sentiment in Berry Burst ink, and then cut out with the 2nd largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits:

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Layer the DSP on the card base and then adhere the embossed cardstock across:

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After I adhered the sentiment with dimensionals, I felt like the card still needed a little something, so I used the leaf die from the Animal Friends Thinlits to cut out one in Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst cardstocks. To me, this really helps tie in the colors with the DSP:

The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, stamping the letters in Berry Burst ink, using the balloon stamps from the Balloon Celebration stamp set in Lemon Lime Twist and Shaded Spruce ink, and then adhering a piece of the DSP that is ¾” x 4”:

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What I really like about this card, is the way to use Designer Series Paper that has coordinating stamps and dies, but not use them to create something different! This is only the second time that I have used the Make a Difference stamp set, but personally I find it easier to stamp each individual letter and just haven’t been able to master them with the Stamparatus. The best tip I can give is make sure you have some extra A, B, and G blocks on hand and you can use one letter on each side.

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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