Bright and cheerful with Country Home

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a bright and cheerful card made with the Country Home stamp set! I will admit this stamp set has been sitting on my shelf neglected since making my Thanksgiving cards. So, when I brought out my pack of Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper and chose at random a piece to make a card with, I thought this would be perfect! Then layer this on a piece of cardstock embossed with the Tin Tile DTIEF, you give the stamp and embossing folder a whole new look!

I first started with this design from the Garden Impressions 6” x 6” DSP, first cutting a 1 ½” strip off one end and then cutting this in half at ¾”. Then turn the DSP so 6” side is at the top and cut at 3”. This will give you two 3” x 4 ½” and two ¾” pieces, which you can make two cards from cutting the DSP this way, and this is my absolute favorite way to cut 6” x 6” DSP:

I cut a piece of Mango Melody cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and embossed it with the Tin Tile DTIEF for the base layer:

For the rest of the card front, you will need enough Braided Linen Trim to tie into a bow and the tin can stamp. This is stamped in Memento ink on a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock and colored in with Stampin’ Blends. I first colored around the edge of the can in Dark Night of Navy and then colored the handles in Light Night of Navy and blended this in with the outline towards the middle of the can. Next, I colored in the middle of the can with Light Mango Melody and then blended Light and Dark Balmy Blue around the edge of the Mango Melody and Night of Navy. Then to give this a lighter and weathered look, I used the brush tip of the Color Lifter over the Mango Melody and Balmy Blue inks. The sentiment is stamped on Whisper White cardstock, fussy cut out, colored with Light Smoky Slate, used the brush tip of the Color Lifter, and then adhered to the can. This is then cut out with the second smallest Stitched Rectangle Framelit. TIP-using Thick Whisper White with multiple Stampin’ Blends helps prevent the colors from bleeding outside the stamp image and also making sure the cardstock dries inbetween coloring, which you can use your Heat Tool to help with this:

Adhere the DSP to the embossed base layer, tie the Braided Linen Trim into a bow around this piece, and then adhere the stamped piece with dimensionals. This completed piece is then adhered to a Night of Navy cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

The inside sentiment is on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” in Night of Navy ink and the ¾” piece of DSP is adhered along the bottom, trimming off the excess:

I love how Night of Navy and Mango Melody really make the colors pop on this card! The Country Home stamp set really has some great sentiments and this is a great way to repurpose a holiday stamp set! So get out those sets and see what you can create with them!!

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Birthday shaker card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the new Amazing Life Bundle from the 2019 Occasions Catalog! What’s amazing about this bundle?? The Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies of course! lol But seriously, these dies make making a “shaker card” an absolute breeze! With the layering circle, square, and oval dies, you had to line up two of the dies (and hope and pray they don’t move) in order to complete the “frame”. Now with the rectangle dies, they do it in one easy step!

The dies feature stitching on the inside and outside of the frame, so when you are done, you have two pieces that feature the stitching! As you can see, there are 13 dies and they layer together beautifully. The possibilities with this set are enormous!

To create today’s card, start with a card base in So Saffron cardstock,
4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

The base layer is Soft Sea Foam cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ½” and is embossed with the Subtle Dynamic TIEF, which I inked up first with Soft Sea Foam ink:

The next layer is this design from the Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ DSP, cut at 4 ½” x 3″:

To create the frame for the shaker card, I cut a piece of Powder Pink cardstock, cut at 2 ¼”  x 3 5/8″, and I used the 3rd smallest rectangle die to cut out the middle:

For the rest of the card, you will need a piece of Window sheet and Whisper White cardstock (cut at 2 ¼” x 3 5/8″), the sentiment from Amazing Life stamp set stamped in Powder Pink ink, Iridescent Sequins, and 2 small and 2 large balloons cut out of Champagne Foil sheet with the Balloon Bouquet Punch, tying Whisper White Bakers Twine around the bottom of the balloon:

To create the shaker part of the card, I first glued the window sheet to the frame using the Fine Tip Glue Pen. I also glued a couple of the sequins to the stamped cardstock with the Fine Tip Glue Pen and the Take Your Pick tool:

I used the Foam Adhesive Strips around the edge of the frame and then placed some of the sequins in the middle:

I removed the backing off the foam strips and placed the stamped cardstock image on top:

To assemble the front of the card, I adhered the base layer to the card base and then adhered the the DSP on top at a slight angle:

The shaker piece is then adhered on top, I recommend a strong adhesive:

I then adhered two of the balloons to the front, one to the frame and the other with a dimensional:

For the inside sentiment, use a piece of 4” x 5 ½” piece of Whisper White cardstock, the cake is stamped in Soft Sea Foam ink, the sentiment is in Powder Pink ink, and the bottom image is stamped in So Saffron ink. I adhered the two remaining balloons to the side:

Wasn’t that way easier to make than before? If you have never made a shaker card before because you found it just too difficult, give these dies a try! Just simply cut a piece of cardstock, that is going to be the frame, slightly larger so you have enough room for the foam strips. Wondering how I got the baker’s twine so curly? I simply used my bone folder, just like you would so for curling ribbon with a pair of scissors!

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!  

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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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!

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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