Be strong

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Nature’s Poem Suite, located on pages 142-144 in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. This is a great card that is quick and simple to make AND uses that leftover Designer Series Paper! I have some 3” x 3” squares left over from the card swap I participated in, so this is what I started with to create this card. If you have multiple cards that you need to make, cutting your Designer Series Paper into smaller pieces will also make it go farther!

The card base is Thick Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. The card front is embossed using the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder:

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From the Nature’s Twine, I used a piece of Crumb Cake and Blackberry Bliss twine, which I tied in a knot and frayed the ends:

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I had this piece of designer series paper from Nature’s Poem DSP, 3” x 3”. Stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, I used Soft Suede and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Markers to color the tree image from the Rooted in Nature stamp set and cut out with the coordinating framelit from the Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies:

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The tree is adhered to the DSP and then adhered to the card base with dimensionals. I placed some of the dimensionals around the twine to keep that in place:

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The sentiment from this stamp set is stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock in Blackberry Bliss ink and then cut out:

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The sentiments are adhered on the card front with Mini Dimensionals:

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The inside sentiment is stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink and the leaves are stamped in Mossy Meadow and Soft Suede inks, stamping off on a scrap piece of paper first:

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Wasn’t that quick and easy?? Not sure if there is enough twine to make 11 cards, but maybe I should’ve made this for my card swap! lol

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Thinking of you

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Nature’s Poem Suite, located on pages 142-144 in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. Notice anything different? The corners are rounded! Stampin’ Up! introduced the Detailed Trio Punch (page 211) and which includes a corner rounder! If you don’t have the Envelope Punch Board (or even if you do), this product is a must for adding details!

The card base is Soft Suede cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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I used these designs from the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper, cut at 4” x 5 and 2” x 5 ¼”:

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On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the trunk image from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in Soft Suede ink, stamping off first. Then using the sentiment from this stamp set, heat emboss in White Embossing Powder. The image on the right is embossed first and stamped second. I like the result on the left!

I fussy cut this from the Whisper White cardstock and roughed up the edges with the edge of my scissors:

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I used the Detailed Trio Punch to round the edges of the card base and the base layer DSP and then adhered the layers to the card base:

I cut a piece of the Burlap Ribbon, adhered that across, and then cut a piece of Nature’s Twine in Grapefruit Grove, working the strands apart on the ends:

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You can use dimensionals to keep the twine in place:

The sentiment is placed on top of the dimensionals, I used one of the leaves from the Leaves Trinkets, tying a doubled piece of Linen Thread in a knot, and used a glue dot to adhere:

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The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamped in Cajun Craze ink, and the leaves from the stamp set are stamped in Tranquil Tide and Cajun Craze inks:

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This a great quick and easy card, with just a few added details, that would be great to send to someone! Do you have anyone in mind you’d make and send this to?

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Rooted in Nature

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Nature’s Poem Suite, located on pages 142-144 in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. Have you checked this mega suite out?? Not only does it have coordinating framelit dies, but 3 of these dies can emboss with the new Big Shot Embossing Mats (page 221)!! I don’t know about you, but I was so very excited to see these embossing mats!!

The card base is Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is from the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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The tree from the Rooted in Nature stamp set is heat embossed in Silver Embossing Powder and cut out using the 2ndlargest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I used Crumb Cake cardstock to cut out the largest scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits and to emboss and cut out the leaf from the Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies. Then I used Tranquil Tide cardstock to cut out the 3rdlargest oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits and to emboss and cut the leaf from the Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies. The large leaf from these dies is embossed and cut out using Silver Foil Sheets:

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The ovals are adhered and layered together and the leaves are adhered to the back:

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Use Mint Macaron twine from the Nature’s Twine, wrapping around the DSP twice, and tying in a bow:

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Adhere the base layer to the card base and then the ovals on top using dimensionals:

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The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in Tranquil Tide and the leaves from this stamp set are in Crumb Cake, Tranquil Tide, and Mint Macaron inks:

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This card is a great example of what you can create with this suite, is it on your shopping list??

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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Card Swap Week part 4

Hello and welcome to today’s blog, featuring the first half of the card swaps I received back! I grouped these cards together and divided them into two days of Show and Tell! These are beautiful and awesome cards, I hope they inspire you!

This fist set is from the Graceful Suite (pages 164-165), using the Painted Glass stamp set, Stained Glass Thinlits Dies, and Graceful Glass 6” x 6” Designer Velum. These are great examples of how diverse the products from this suite are!

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This second set features cards made from the Lilypad Lake bundle (page 133) and the Tranquil Textures Suite (pages 154-155). These are great examples of using the most of your products!

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This third set features cards made from the Garden Impressions Suite (pages 128-130). Whether it’s the Abstract Impressions stamp set, the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies, or the Garden Impressions 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper, this suite makes such stunning cards!

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This last set features the Nature’s Poem Suite (pages 142-144), I just love the copper embossing and the embossed leaves on the card on the right! Both of these cards are stunning!

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I hope you have enjoyed these swaps and if there is any card in particular you would like more info about, contact me today!

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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Card Swap Week part 3

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Nature’s Poem Suite! I was very fortunate enough to snag this stamp set when I was in Hartford for OnStage, so when I was able to place my pre-order, I absolutely ordered the DSP, Twine, and Leaves Trinkets!! The Designer Series Paper is absolutely stunning and I love the colors! While I am so very sad to see Vintage Leaves and the coordinating Leaflets Framelits retire, this is a welcomed replacement. Before I begin, I must confess that I completely forgot to take pictures as I was creating this card, however, it is so very simple that I will easily be able to explain it and I have ONE picture that I did take for stamping on Vellum cardstock that kind of has a close-up picture of the card front. What I will do, is recreate this card at a later date using different colors. 😉

  1. The card base is Petal Pink cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”.
  2. The base layer is Gray Granite cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”, and is embossed with the Pinewood Planks TIEF that is inked up with Gray Granite ink prior to embossing (to do this, simply drag your stamp pad across the embossing folder).
  3. From the Nature’s Poem DSP, use this design cut at 3 ¼” x 4 ½.
  4. The tree trunk stamp from the Rooted in Nature stamp set is stamped in Sahara Sand ink with Early Espresso ink sponged around the edge with a Sponge Dauber and stamped on Sahara Sand cardstock. This is fussy cut out and sponged with Early Espresso ink around the edge of the cardstock.
  5. The sentiment is stamped on the trunk in Versamark ink and then heat embossed with Copper Embossing Powder.
  6. On Vellum cardstock, use the larger of the two leaf stamps and stamp once in Blackberry Bliss ink and once in Tranquil Tide ink. Use the smaller leaf stamp in Grapefruit Grove ink. These are all cut out with the coordinating framelit and adhered to the back of the tree trunk.
  7. The base layer is adhered to the card base at a slight right angle and the DSP layer is adhered at a slightly left angle. The tree trunk image is adhered on top with dimensionals.
  8. Using the Grapefruit Grove Twine from the Nature’s Twine bundle, tie in a small bow and adhere with a glue dot.

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There you go! How easy is this card?? It’s not even Summer yet and I’m wishing for it to be time to make my Thanksgiving cards for friends and family!! Be sure to check back tomorrow as I share some of the card swaps I received back!!

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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Lilypad Lake

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Lilypad Lake Bundle and Rooted in Nature stamp set! I’ve been creating with Lilypad Lake all week and have yet to make a lake card! I also included a sneak peek at the Artisan Textures stamp set when I created the lake, this set is not available until June 1st, but this is one of the stamp sets I won from a Prize Patrol from OnStage in April!! This card is actually very easy to make and was inspired by the striped DSP from the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper.

For the card layers you will need Mint Macaron cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, Tranquil Tide cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the striped DSP from Nature’s Poem DSP cut at 3 ¾” x 5”, and a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 3 ½” x 4 ¾”:

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To make the lake on the Whisper White cardstock, first start with the single tree stamp from Rooted in Nature and stamp in Tranquil Tide ink (1st, 2nd, & 3rdgeneration stamping):

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To create the shoreline, I used a Sponge Dauber in Crumb Cake ink and then stamped the waves in Mint Macaron ink (this is the stamp from Artisan Textures):

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I then used this stamp again in Tranquil Tide ink and filled in the water’s color with a Sponge Dauber in Soft Sea Foam ink:

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The lilypads are stamped in Memento ink and colored in with Tranquil Tide, Mint Macaron, Poppy Parade Stampin’ Write Markers and Grapefruit Grove ink with a Blender Pen. These are then cut out with the coordinating framelit:

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The cardstock and DSP layers are all adhered to the Mint Macaron card base:

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The lilypads are adhered along the bottom with dimensionals:

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The inside is stamped with the single tree stamp in Mint Macaron and Tranquil Tide inks on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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You may be wondering why there is no sentiment on this card?? Well, all the cards I share with you I do send out and sometimes it’s nice to have a card that is readily available for any reason. I like to have a stash of cards readily available because sometimes life gets hectic and you may forget about that card you needed, lol!

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!

***The product number for Mint Macaron cardstock listed below is incorrect, it is 147106 from the new catalog. Also, the product info for the Artisan Textures stamp set is not available at the time this blog is written, however, it is found on page 130 in the new catalog and here is a link to a former blog post with a picture.


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Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

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New Annual Catalog Product Sneak Peak!

Hello and welcome to today’s show and tell with new products from the upcoming 2018-2019 Annual Catalog! Besides the cool swag from OnStage, I was able to make a special pre-order from the upcoming catalog and I really wanted to share this with you!

NEW INCOLORS

Of course one of the first items on my “must have” list are the new 2018-2020 InColor ink pads and paper. Pictures really do not do these colors justice, they are so bright and vibrant, and I am so excited to get the chance to share them with you! I am also happy to share the new ink pad design and really show you how they stack up! (lol!)

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Aren’t these so cool?? They really do stack on top of each other nice and neat!

NEW STAMP SETS

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These are all the stamp sets that I came home with from OnStage! Everyone had “Animal Outing” in our registration bag, “Artisan Expressions” I won from Prize Patrol, “Pick a Pennant” was another Prize Patrol, and “Rooted in Nature” was from the “make and take” items at our table! While I am sad to see Vintage Leaves stamp set and the coordinating thinlit dies retire, Rooted in Nature is definitely going to become my new fall staple. Aside from Artisan Expressions, all these stamp sets have coordinating thinlit dies and I cannot wait to add those to the stamp sets!

Make and Take

One of the best perks about attending OnStage, is that you actually get to play with new products and take them home to share!

My first make and take is from the Nature’s Poem Suite, made with the Rooted in Nature stamp set, Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies, Nature’s Poem DSP, Nature’s Twine, Leaves Trinkets, and Nature’s Poem cardstock:

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Next is from the Share What You Love Suite, made with the Love What You Do stamp set, Share What You Love Speciality DSP, Share What You Love Artisan Pearls, Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon, Pearlized Doilies, and Share What You Love cardstock:

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Next is from the Delightfully Detailed Suite, made with the Detailed with Love stamp set, Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, Delightfully Detailed Note Cards and Envelopes, Faceted Dots, and Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon:

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Finally from the Graceful Glass Suite, made with the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum, Painted Glass stamp set, Black Cord, and Stampin’ Blends in Dark Pineapple Punch and Light Lovely Lipstick:

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TRANQUIL TEXTURES SUITE

My choice for the special pre-order was a no-brainer, the Tranquil Textures Suite! I absolutely love that there are framelits to coordinate with this stamp set and they also emboss

! I can totally see incorporating this stamp set along with the Magical Mermaid stamp set!! Here are some product pictures:

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So stay tuned this week as I will share my creations with the Tranquil Textures Suite!!

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!