Not so spooky Halloween card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper! This is a fairly simple card that I created for Halloween and fussy cutting the pumpkins from one of the designs was very easy to do! To help blend the white edges along the pumpkins from cutting, simply sponge the edges with Cajun Craze ink.

To create this card, start with Pumpkin Pie cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼” for the card base:

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The base layer is Basic Black cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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The next layer of DSP is cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:

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I cut four of the pumpkins from the DSP, sponged the edges in Cajun Craze ink, cut the largest Stitched Labels Framelit from Black Foil Paper, and you will need some Gold Metallic Thread. I adhered three of the pumpkins to the Black Foil cut out, and then placed some adhesive on the back to adhere some of the Gold Metallic Thread:

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Adhere the DSP to the base layer, adhere that to the card base, and then used dimensionals to adhere the cut out to the card front:

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The inside is a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, the sentiment from Spooky Sweets stamp set is stamped in Pumpkin Pie ink and the remaining pumpkin is adhered to the bottom left corner:

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Pretty easy, right? This is a great card to make multiples of and using up that Designer Series Paper! I chose to use the pumpkins for the focal point of the card as kind of a “alternative” Halloween card!

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Lilypad Lake Z Fold Pop-Up Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super fun and easy Z Fold Pop-Up Card! I made this a birthday card for dearest sister-friend, who loves Lilypad Lake stamp set! I’ve posted on Facebook a couple of other cards that I made, so I figured why not show you how easy it is to make, which you can do out of ONE piece of cardstock!

The card base is Balmy Blue cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 2 ¾” and at 5 ½”:

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The front fold is Balmy Blue cardstock, cut at 2 1/8” x 11”, and scored at 2 ¾” and at 5 ½”:

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The inner strip to create the “pop-up” part is Balmy Blue cardstock, cut at 2 1/8” x 11” and scored at 7/8”, 3 5/8”, 4 1/8”, 6 7/8”, 7 3/8”. You will then fold into a “Z” and use strong adhesive on the “mountain” of the folds (I used Tear & Tape):

The panels for the card base are Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and 2 pieces cut at 2 ½” x 4”:

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For all the card base panels I wanted to make them look like the sky, so for the two smaller panels, I placed them next to each other and created a mask for clouds using the cloud dies from the Up & Away Thinlit Dies and sponged Balmy Blue ink onto the cardstock:

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For the bigger panel, I first used a sponge dauber with Pineapple Punch ink in the upper left corner and then used the sun stamp from Lilypad Lake in Crushed Curry, stamping several times for the effect. I then used the same cloud masks with a Stampin’ Sponge and Balmy Blue ink for the rest of the sky:

Since I knew I was making the bird from Lilypad Lake stamp set into a Heron, I wanted to make it look like he was “walking on a dock” for the front fold piece, so I used a piece of Wood Textures 6” x 6” DSP cut at 2” x 5 ¼”, embossed it with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF, and then sponged Early Espresso ink to give the embossing a darker definition:

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For the smaller two front fold panels, I cut two pieces of Whisper White cardstock at 2” x 2 ½”, sponged Balmy Blue ink, and then used the wave stamp in Balmy Blue and Blueberry Bushel inks. I also stamped the wave stamp in Blueberry Bushel ink on the front panel of the inner strip:

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I stamped the Heron in Memento Ink and then colored with Light and Dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends. I stamped the sailboats 5 times in Memento Ink and then colored them in with Light and Dark Pineapple Punch, Light and Dark Call Me Clover, Light and Dark Poppy Parade, Light and Dark Highland Heather, Light and Dark Lovely Lipstick, Ivory, Bronze, Light Granny Apple Green, Light Bermuda Bay, Light Night of Navy, Dark Pool Party, Dark Petal Pink, Dark Flirty Flamingo, and Dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends Markers:

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Attach the panels to the card base and to the front fold base:

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I used Tear & Tape on the ends of the front fold and then attached to the card base:

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Next place the inner strip in the “box”. The easiest way I have found to make sure this piece is correct and the card folds over, is to adhere the end pieces first, and then fold the card closed and the two inner pieces will adhere correctly:

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The final step is to adhere the Heron and all the sailboats! For the inner strip, I used glue dots at the bottom of the boat and then for the front fold panels I popped the smaller ones and the Heron up with Mini Dimensionals. I also used Wink of Stella on all 3 of the front fold panels:

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After I put this all together, I felt like it needed a little bit more. So, I used the birds from the High Tide stamp set and heat embossed the sentiment from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in Copper Embossing Powder on Whisper White cardstock. This was then cut out with the smallest circle from the Stitched Labels Framelits and I also used the heart framelit from this set to cut out from Copper Foil Sheets:

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I just love how this turned out! Now I will admit these are not my instructions, I got them from Splitcoast Stampers! Having great instructions make it so easy to make and share creative ideas!!

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Heat Embossing with Rooted in Nature

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy card featuring the Nature’s Poem Suite. This is a great “any occasion” card that uses the front and back of one sheet of Designer Series Paper from Nature’s Poem, creating a very soft look, and I heat embossed the leaves in white to coordinate with the DSP.

To create this card, start with Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer of DSP is cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and the next layer of DSP is cut at 3 ½” x 4 ¾”:

For the sentiment and leaves, stamp the sentiment from Rooted in Nature on Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the largest Stitched Labels Framelits die, cut a piece of 3/8” Classic Weave Ribbon in Crumb Cake long enough to wrap around the bigger piece of DSP, and then on Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, and Cajun Craze cardstock, stamp the leaves in Versamark ink and heat emboss with White Emboss Powder, then cut out with the coordinating die from Nature’s Roots Framelits:

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Adhere the two layers of DSP together, adhere the ribbon across (Hint-to help keep the ribbon in place, I use some adhesive along the backside of the ribbon), and then adhere this piece to the card base:

I used glue dots to adhere the leaves to the front and back of the sentiment piece and used dimensionals to adhere to the card front and added 3 of the Gold Metallic Pearls:

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The inside of the card is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and I adhered a leftover strip of the DSP along the bottom, leaving this open for any occasion:

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That was quick and easy! The sentiment really makes this for any occasion, birthday, condolences, pick me up, and well, you get the picture!

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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Fall Theme Blog Hop!

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Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Groups Fall Theme Blog Hop! Can you believe the official start of Fall is only 3 weeks away?? Today’s blog hop is a great way to get your mind set (and ready) for the upcoming holiday card and craft making! The card I am sharing today features the Rooted in Nature stamp set with Mango Melody, Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow, and Copper accents. This is a very easy card to CASE and change the colors used to make it your own creation!

To create this card, start with Cajun Craze cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½” for your card base:

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The base layer is Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I then used both of the leaf stamps from Rooted in Nature in Mango Melody, Cajun Craze, and Mossy Meadow ink. I stamped off the leaf stamp after inking and randomly stamped them on the Very Vanilla cardstock:

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You will need a piece of Copper Trim long enough to go across the front of the card and one of the Leaves Trinkets in copper. From the Stitched Labels Framelits, I used the bigger of the two circle dies to cut out a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock and the label framelit to cut out the sentiment in Copper Embossing Powder on Very Vanilla cardstock:

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The adhere the Very Vanilla sentiment across the middle of the Cajun Craze piece and then use glue dots to adhere the Leaves Trinkets:

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Use some adhesive on the back of the base layer to secure the Copper Trim and I used some dimensionals to secure it on the front before adding the layered sentiment piece:

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I applied adhesive directly to the card base so when I set the base layer on top, it would have some extra adhesive to secure the Copper Trim:

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The inside is a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and I stamped the larger leaf stamp in Mango Melody ink and the smaller leaf stamp in Cajun Craze and Mossy Meadow inks down the side:

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Wasn’t that easy?? Another great color combo would be Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, and Old Olive! Any sentiment from the Rooted in Nature stamp set could be used for this card, it just depends on the occasion!

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!

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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!

This month’s contest:

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And the winner from the Christmas in July Blog Hop is:

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For the wine lover!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun card to send to the wine lover in your life! With Fall just a few short weeks away (WHAT??), the makes me think of sitting by the firepit with a nice drink in hand and enjoying time with friends! This card does require a little bit of fussy cutting, but even if you are not the greatest, the wine bottle and glass are super easy to cut out.

To make this card, first start with a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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

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The pieces you will need for the card front are:

2 ½ x 3 ½ Mossy Meadow cardstock, embossed with the Pinewood Planks DTIEF

A piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the “stars” stamp from Bokeh Dots stamp set in So Saffron ink, and fussy cut out

3 ½” piece of Burlap Ribbon

Stamp the wine bottle and glass images on a piece of Whisper White cardstock with Memento Ink, color in with Dark Blackberry Bliss, Light Smoky Slate, Light Mango Melody, and Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends, and then cut out

A piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock cut out with the bigger circle framelit from the Stitched Labels Framelits

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Adhere the cardstock to the base layer DSP and then adhere the burlap ribbon across:

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Adhere the wine bottle, glass, and stitched circle with dimensionals:

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Adhere the base layer to the card base with dimensionals. I added 3 of the large Clear Faceted Gems for a little bling:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Mossy Meadow ink, and I used So Saffron and Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Write Markers to individually color the wine glasses:

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Isn’t this super cute?? If you notice, the stitched circle looks like a serving tray!!

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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Card Swap Week part 5

Hello and welcome to today’s blog, featuring the second 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!

The first set features the Delightfully Detailed Suite (pages 138-139) and what is so awesome about these cards is how one stamp set can be used to many different ways!

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This second set features the Enjoy Life stamp set (page 58), which is inspired by Million Dollar Sales Achiever Connie Fitzgerald. I love how one sentiment from a set can be so versatile and create beautiful cards!

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This third set features the Varied Vases Bundle, which the Varied Vases stamp set is inspired by Million Dollar Sales Achiever Mary Fish. Whether it’s just the stamp set or using the coordinating punch, this set is beautiful and these cards are stunning!

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This fourth set is actually a Hostess stamp set, Hand Delivered (page 229). Both of these cards are beautiful, have you checked out the Hostess sets??

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This last set features a card using the giraffe from the Animal Outing stamp set (page 27) and the Sitting Pretty stamp set (page 25). The card on the right also uses the Stitched Labels Framelits (page 220), which I admit I may just have to add this set to my wish list!

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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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