Sending you well wishes

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a sweet card to send when someone you know needs a little pick-me-up! This card has lots of textures and layers, but is so very easy to make! If you haven’t checked out the Noble Peacock Foil Sheets and Rhinestones, you should! The colors for both of these are just stunning and coordinate beautifully!

To start, your base layer is Pretty Peacock cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and embossed with the Subtle 3D Emboss Folder:

I used this design from the 2019-2021 In Colors 6” x 6” DSP, first cut the bottom piece at ¾” x 6” and then cut at 2” so you will have one piece 4” x 5 ¼” and another piece at 2” x 5 ¼”. For this card you will need the ¾” x 6” and 2” x 5 ¼”:

You will layer the DSP on a piece of Pool Party cardstock, cut at 2 ¼” x 5 ¼” and adhere to the embossed cardstock base layer:

Cut another piece of Pool Party cardstock at 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” and a piece of Pretty Peacock foil sheet at 2 ¾” x 2 ¾”. Heat emboss the dandelion image on the foil sheet in White Embossing Powder, keeping the heat on low or being very careful not to heat too much as the foil will start to melt. On a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the dandelion seeds in Pool Party ink, ink the sentiment first in Versamark ink and then Pretty Peacock ink, stamp on the cardstock, and heat emboss using Clear Embossing Powder, cutting out with the 5thfrom the larges scalloped Layering Circle Die:

The embossed foil sheet is layered on top of the Pool Party cardstock and adhered to the base layer. To adhere the sentiment, apply adhesive to the top half (to adhere to the foil) and use a couple of dimensionals on the bottom half to adhere to the embossed base layer:

This completed piece is adhered to a Gray Granite cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”. I added a rhinestone in Pretty Peacock to the middle of each dandelion:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, adhere the ¾” strip of DSP along the bottom, trimming off the excess, stamp the dandelion seeds in Pool Party ink, and the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings in Pretty Peacock ink:

Don’t you just love pairing Pool Party with Pretty Peacock? The layout of this card is very easy to replicate with any stamp set, DSP, and color combo!

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Sending you a little hello

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and easy way to use the butterfly from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies with the Garden Lane DSP! I really liked pairing this DSP with Soft Suede and thought using the big butterfly with a small sentiment would be perfect. However, I wanted to do something a little different with the butterfly by keeping those little bitty pieces from inside the wings and give it some depth by adding layers. I will show you how I created the butterfly first and then show you how I created today’s card!

I cut a piece of Mint Macaron cardstock at 4 ¼” x 5 ½”, which gives you enough room to cut three of the butterflies. For the first butterfly, I had the die facing up (cutting plate, die, paper, cutting plate) when I ran it through the Big Shot so that I could keep the little pieces in place. I removed the cardstock piece, leaving the die upside down, and then used scotch tape strips to keep the small pieces in place. I was easily able to trim any excess tape (over the edge) with my snips:

I then cut two more butterflies out of the Mint Macaron cardstock and used my fine tip glue pen to adhere the layers together, placing a couple clear blocks on top to ensure the layers dry flat:

The base layer is this design from the Garden Lane DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

After the butterfly dried, I went over the outlines with my wink of stella pen and added three pearl basic jewels that I colored with Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends, stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, cut out the sentiment with the smallest Stitched Nested Labels Die and used the next size up to cut Soft Suede cardstock to layer under the sentiment, and use enough Petal Pink Organdy Ribbon to tie into a bow around the DSP layer:

I first tied the ribbon into a bow around the DSP base layer and then adhered the butterfly with liquid glue. (for me, I placed a strip of ribbon across the DSP and adhered a bow with glue dots):

I then adhered the layered sentiment pieces together, adhered the completed piece to the DSP with dimensionals, and then adhered the completed piece to a Soft Suede cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, use a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and adhered a ¾” x 4” piece of the same card front DSP along the 4” side of the cardstock:

Is there an easier way to keep all those itty bits from the butterfly in place? Very well could be, but for me, scotch tape seemed easiest and it’s sitting right on my desk. If you have another way, I would love to hear it by commenting on this post! I almost kept this a “safe” color combo of Soft Suede, Mint Macaron, and Very Vanilla, but then I compared it with Petal Pink and I really liked it! 

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Having fun with the new Come Sail Away Suite!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features products from the new Come Sail Away Suite from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog! As a demonstrator, it is very exciting to attend an OnStage event because not only do you receive your very own copy of an upcoming catalog, get to see upcoming new products first hand, but are also able to purchase select products! So, when I saw the Come Sail Away Suite, this was a MUST on my list! This suite includes the stamp set, dies, designer series paper, baker’s twine, trinkets, memories & more card pack, and 3D embossing folder, which I was able to purchase everything except the embossing folder. If you are looking for a “manlier” themed suite, this is perfect! This stamp set is also one of the new DistINKTive sets, which I just love! The first card I chose to make with this suite is actually a simple birthday card, which is perfect for someone who loves lighthouses.

I first started with a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and stamped the lighthouse image in Night of Navy ink. I then cut the lighthouse with the coordinating die, which is part of the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss product line. What’s the difference? The new dies “hug” the edge of the stamped image, making it easier to line up:

For the base layer, I cut this design from the DSP at 4” x 5 ¼” and then cut this design at 1 ½” x 5 ¼”:

For the rest of the card front, I cut a piece of Thick Very Vanilla cardstock using the third largest Stitched Rectangle Framelit, used my aqua painter with some Balmy Blue ink to watercolor the background, the cut-out lighthouse, and I braided the baker’s twine to make it look like a rope, then tying the anchor trinket at the end:

To assemble the card front, adhere the two pieces of DSP together and then adhere to a Night of Navy cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

The lighthouse is adhered with dimensionals on the watercolor washed piece of Thick Very Vanilla cardstock and the anchor is adhered with mini dimensionals. I cut one mini dimensional in half and then cut in half again, which will hide the dimensional behind the anchor. I used dimensionals on the back of the Thick Very Vanilla piece, using one to secure the other end of the baker’s twine around the corner of the cardstock. I then used a glue dot to secure baker’s twine in place. Before I adhered this completed piece to the card front, I thought it needed just a little sentiment, so I used “Happy Day” from Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set:

For the inside, I cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and stamped the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings and the anchor in Night of Navy ink:

What do you think?? Don’t you just love this suite?? Even though I didn’t use it, the memories & more card pack not only comes with 50 double sided cards in two sizes, laser-cut specialty card, but also sticker sheets! So, even if you are on the fence about the sentiments from the stamp set, you can always change it up using one of the sentiments from the four sheets of the memories & more card pack! 

The program that I use for showing you the products used is not updated with the Come Sail Away Suite, so I took pictures of these amazing products:

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Have a Lucky Day!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which a fun and easy St. Patrick’s Day themed card! Combining the four-leaf clover stamp from Amazing Life, the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings, and my own DIY shamrocks, I was able to create this super cute card! 

The base layer is a 3 ½” x 5” piece of Whisper White cardstock and I stamped the four-leaf clover stamp in Call Me Clover and Granny Apple Green inks. The next layer is from the Brights 6” x 6” DSP in Granny Apple Green cut at 3” x 4 ½”:

For the card front, you will stamp the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings in Call Me Clover ink on Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the smallest Layering Oval Framelit, and then cut a piece from Call Me Clover cardstock with the smallest scallop Layering Oval Framelit. To create the shamrocks, I used the heart framelit from the Stitched Labels Framelits to cut out three hearts in Gold Foil, Granny Apple Green, and Call Me Clover cardstock. I made the stem from the flower framelits from Hummingbird Framelits Dies, just cutting a small piece with the framelit. If you do not have this, you can easily just cut the cardstock with your Snips:

The easiest way I found to adhere all the pieces of cardstock for the shamrocks was to use a dimensional. I started with the stem and then adhered each heart, starting with the sides and then the top:

For each shamrock I added a pearl embellishment to the middle, the gold shamrock has a gold metallic pearl and the Granny Apple Green and Call Me Clover shamrock’s have a Pearl Basic Jewel that I colored with a Stampin’ Blends Marker:

To assemble card front, adhere the base layer to a 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½” Call Me Clover cardstock card base and then adhere the DSP on top. The sentiment is then adhered and remove the backing from the dimensional to adhere the shamrock’s:

For the inside of the card, cut a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, adhere a ¾” x 4” piece of Brights 6” x 6” along the bottom, and then stamp the four-leaf clovers in Granny Apple Green and Call Me Clover inks:

Wasn’t that a fun card?? This would be a great birthday card for someone who’s birthday is on St. Patrick’s Day, a holiday card to send to family and friends, or even just wishing someone good luck!!

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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!!

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Broadway Bound One Sheet Wonder-Part 2

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which are another “one sheet wonder” from a 12” x 12” Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper! On Monday I shared one template that made 7 cards from a single sheet of DSP and today I am sharing another template that I was able to make 8 cards and 1 invitation! I chose this particular design of paper because I wanted to see what other colors that I could use to make these, aside from the coordinating Lemon Lime Twist and Lovely Lipstick.

Today’s template is courtesy of Elizabeth Jeanne Thatcher that I found on Pinterest! Below is the DSP and the template for cutting:

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I wanted to make a template that I could easily refer back to and not try to remember where I found it at. Below is a picture of each card I made, inside and out, with a brief description:

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The card base is Flirty Flamingo cardstock, 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”

The base layer is the DSP cut at 4” x 5 ¼”

I used the Celebrate Thinlit Die to cut out once on Champagne Foil and twice on Whisper White Cardstock, glued layers together, and then adhered with mini dimensionals

The balloons are cut out of Champagne Foil, Petal Pink, and Gorgeous Grape cardstock with the Balloon Banquet Punch. I used the Softly Falling and Seaside TIEF to emboss the balloons, tied Whisper White Baker’s Twine, and adhered with dimensionals

The inside sentiment is from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set in Flirty Flamingo and Petal Pink inks

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This is an invitation, the base is Blueberry Bushel cardstock, 4 ¼” x 5 ¾”

I used the bottom of the 4” x 5 ¼” diagonal cut to create a pocket (carefully use liquid glue to create a thin line around the sides and bottom)

The “invitation” is on a 3 ½” x 4 ¾” piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink with the Balloon Celebrations and Pick a Pennant stamp sets

I punched out two of the larger balloons in Gold Foil with the Balloon Banquet Punch, heat embossed in Black Embossing Powder on one balloon “Birthday” and “Party” from the Tabs for Everything Stamp set, and then then adhered the balloons to the cardstock to create a tab pull for the cardstock

The front sentiment is using the Pick a Pennant stamp set, the Playful Pennants Framelits Dies, and heat embossed Gold Embossing Powder

I used Gold Metallic Pearls for accents

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This card uses the top of the 4” x 5 ¼” diagonal cut DSP

The card base is Gorgeous Grape cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”

The base layer is Petal Pink cardstock, embossed with the Simple Stripes TIEF

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, heat embossed in Gold and layered with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and Layering Ovals Framelits.

I used some Gold Metallic Thread as an accent

The inside sentiment is from the Balloon Celebration stamp set in Petal Pink and Gorgeous Grape inks

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The card base is Calypso Coral, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”

The base layer is the DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”

The third layer is Grapefruit Grove cardstock, cut at 3 ½” x 4 ¾”

The fourth layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3” x 4 ¼”, stamped with one of the background stamps from Picture Perfect Birthday in Calypso Coral ink

The front sentiment is heat embossed in Gold from Picture Perfect Birthday, hand trimmed, layered on Gold Foil, and some Gold Metallic Thread adhered to the back

The inside sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is stamped in Calypso Coral and Grapefruit Grove inks

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These two cards are the same, except I used Merry Merlot and Basic Black as accent colors

The card base is 4 ¼” x 11”

The base layer is the DSP cut at 4” x 5 ¼”

I layered the 1 ¾” x 4” DSP on a piece of 2” x 4” Gold Foil

The balloons are made with the Balloon Banquet Punch, using the coordinating stamp from Balloon Celebration and heat emboss in either Black or White.

I stamped the “balloon string” in Memento Ink and then used a piece of Whisper White Sheer Ribbon to tie a bow

The inside sentiments from Picture Perfect Birthday and Balloon Celebration stamp set are in Merry Merlot, Memento, and Gray Granite inks

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These two cards are the same, except the base color of Real Red or Pineapple Punch

The card base is 4 ¼” x 11”

The base layer of Whisper White is 4” x 5 ¼”, using the candle base stamps from Picture Perfect Birthday in Night of Navy, Real Red, and Pineapple Punch inks, and the candle flame is heat embossed in gold

The 1 ½” x 4” of DSP is adhered across the base layer

The sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is stamped in Night of Navy ink and used the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies

The accents are the Gold Metallic Pearls and a gold candle from Candle Embellishments

The inside sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy ink with either Pineapple Punch or Real Red ink for the confetti stamp

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The card base is Gorgeous Grape cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”

The base layer is Petal Pink cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Striped Scallops TIEF

I used the last two pieces of DSP and punched them with the Banner Triple Punch

The sentiment is from Picture Perfect Birthday on Whisper White cardstock in Petal Pink and Gorgeous Grape inks, punched out with the 1 ½” Circle Punch, and layered on Gold Foil punched out with the 1 ¾” Circle Punch

Gold Faceted Gems are used to accent the front

The inside sentiment is stamped in Gorgeous Grape and Petal Pink inks

WHEW!! I didn’t realize until I was completely done that I had made so many from ONE sheet of DSP!! So, I have made a total of 15 cards and 1 invitation from TWO sheets of DSP so far and I will be sharing another version in my next post! Stay Tuned!!

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!

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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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Creating a faux Stained Glass card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring a faux Stained-Glass technique! We all love to learn new tips, tricks, and techniques, and so when I saw a video on YouTube from Jennifer McGuire, I thought I want to try that!! So for this project, I used the new Big Shot Embossing Mats, Brusho Crystal Colour, and the big flower die from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies.

To start with, I used a piece of Watercolor Paper cut at 4” x 6”:

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Next, I embossed the Watercolor Paper using the big flower die from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies and the Big Shot Embossing Mat:

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I used Painters Tape to tape the paper to a cutting board (that I only use for crafting), and colored the flowers and leaves using Brusho and the medium tip Aqua Painter. I only mixed up a couple of colors to make purple and the rest are single colors:

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After this completely dried, I stamped my VersaMark pad directly onto the paper around the flowers, covered with Clear Embossing Powder, and heat embossed. I did this technique twice to make the paper extra shiny:

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I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 4” x 6” and placed a piece of Sizzix Adhesive Sheet (cut at 3” x 4” and then cut diagonally) on the back of the paper. Then I cut out the big flower thinlit with the Big Shot and with the adhesive on the back, this will make it easier to adhere to the embossed paper:

Next, I again used the VersaMark pad completely over the image and then heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder, I did this technique twice as well, but you can do it more, it just depends on how thick you want this piece to be:

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I fussy cut around the flowers on the Watercolor Paper, removed the backing from the heat embossed image, and then adhered to the Watercolor Paper. Any additional pieces that I may have missed and are sticking out, I was able to fussy cut them off:

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Here is a close-up of the image:

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The card base is Calypso Coral cardstock, cut at 5 ½” 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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Since the embossed image is pretty thick, I used liquid glue to adhere to the base layer and the base layer to the card base:

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The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greeting stamp set, stamped in Calypso Coral ink on a scrap piece of the same DSP. I punched this out and a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock with the Classic Label Punch, trimming down the sentiment. This is then adhered together and use Mini Dimensionals to adhere to the card front:

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The inside sentiment is also from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Calypso Coral ink. The butterflies are from the Abstract Impressions stamp set in Calypso Coral and Mango Melody inks:

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This was my very first time trying this technique and I really like how it turned out! Of course, after the card is completed I could see somethings that I would do differently next time when coloring the embossed flowers in. But isn’t that how it goes when you try something new??

I will definitely do this again, but next time I am going to use the butterfly from this thinlit set and watercolor pencils!! So stay tuned!!

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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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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