Glitzy Birthday Card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and fun birthday card with lots of glitz! In this year’s Holiday Catalog, Stampin’ Up! introduced metallic ink pads, Golden Glitz, Silvery Shimmer, and Celestial Copper, and I was ecstatic!  This now means that you don’t have to heat emboss gold, copper, or silver to your projects! Don’t get me wrong, I love heat embossing, but let’s face it, it can be, well, messy….if you’ve ever dumped a container out on your desk or floor, you know what I mean! Who wouldn’t love to receive a birthday card that’s gold and glitzy??

You will start with a base layer of Rococo Rose cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, embossed with the Tin Tile 3D Folder, and I lightly “dragged” the Golden Glitz Metallic ink across the raised side of the embossed cardstock. TIP-save time by using your heat tool to dry the ink:

For the card front:

1. On Crushed Curry cardstock, stamp the medium daisy stamp with Golden Glitz Metallic in three times and punch out with the coordinating punch.

2. Stamp the sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays on Very Vanilla cardstock in Rococo Rose ink and cut out with the third smallest Stitched Nested Labels die.

3. Use the fourth smallest Stitched Nested Labels die to cut out a layer piece for the sentiment from Early Espresso cardstock:

Adhere the stitched labels layers together and adhere to the card front. Use your bone folder to curl the edges of the daisy pieces, use liquid glue to adhere the layers together, slightly staggering, use three of the smallest Gold Glitter Enamel Dots for the center, and use a dimensional to adhere to the base layer, next to the sentiment piece:

This completed piece is adhered to a Early Espresso cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside sentiment, cut a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, the sentiment is stamped in Rococo Rose ink and the daffodils are stamped along the bottom in Golden Glitz Metallic ink:

Isn’t this a fun and glitzy card?? I really love how the gold metallic ink coordinates with these colors! If you are into heat embossing, then I highly suggest these metallic ink pads, just don’t forget that they take a little bit to dry, but this can be sped along with your heat tool!

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Thinking of you with Rooted in Nature

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun card made with the Rooted in Nature stamp set and the new In Color Rococo Rose! While it is so easy to coordinate In Colors with designer series paper, are you sometimes left thinking “what colors can I coordinate with In Colors?” Well, I challenged myself to create a card without designer series paper and have one of the 2019-2021 In Colors! I chose to use Rococo Rose and after comparing the different color options, I chose to pair it with Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, and a little bit of Copper Foil. I just get a warm and earth tone feel from Rococo Rose and thought these colors would be perfect. So then, what stamp set?? Rooted in Nature immediately came to mind, then I wanted to add my own background and why not include an embossing folder?

To start, you will need a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Rococo Rose cardstock for your base layer, a 2 ¼” x 5 ½” piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, and then a 2” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock:

The Rococo Rose cardstock is embossed with the Tin Tile 3D folder, I will be using the “debossed side”, and the wood plank stamp from Gallery Grunge is stamped on the Very Vanilla cardstock in Rococo Rose ink:

I stamped the sentiment from Rooted in Nature in Early Espresso ink on the stamped Very Vanilla cardstock, used the branch die from Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies to cut 3 pieces out of Copper Foil Sheets, and the bow is Linen Thread that I measured 30”, folded 3 times (you will have three 10” strips of thread), tied into a bow, and then trimmed the ends to even out (so you basically have a three layered bow):

The Very Vanilla cardstock is adhered to the Crumb Cake cardstock, the Copper Foil pieces are adhered at the bottom (so they are fanned out), the bow is adhered with glue dots, and then this piece is adhered with Mini Dimensionals:

The card base is Early Espresso cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. The embossed cardstock base layer is adhered to the card base and then the layered cardstock is adhered on top:

For the inside, use a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, the sentiment is stamped in Rococo Rose ink, and the tree branch stamp is embossed with Copper Foil:

Isn’t this a great way to create your own background and show this beautiful new color, Rococo Rose?? If you want to use darker colors, Merry Merlot and Blackberry Bliss would pair nicely! If lighter is more your style, then try Blushing Bride and Petal Pink! An easy way I see if I like a color combination is to compare my ink pads! I’ll line them up next to each other to see if they might work! Cardstock works just as well, too!

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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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Rustic card with Home to Roost

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the Home to Roost stamp set! This super cute stamp set is in the 2019 Sale-A-Bration catalog and you can earn this for FREE with a qualifying $50 (USD) purchase! I honestly passed this stamp set by the first time I saw it in the SAB catalog, but then what really caught my eye was the card samples in the catalog, which inspired this card. Not only is the rooster another stamp that you can use to color in with your Stampin’ Blends, but look at the sentiments! These great for just simply sending a card, but I can totally see using “enjoy the simple moments” for scrapbooking! For this card, I really wanted to give it a distressed and rustic flare, which is so easy to do!

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

The base layer is Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

To distress the Crumb Cake cardstock, first emboss the cardstock with the Tin Tile DTIEF, crumple the paper into a ball, unfold flat, use a sponge with Early Espresso ink along the raised impressions, take the edge of your scissors to distress the edges, and then use the sponge again with Early Espresso ink along the distressed edges:

The rooster is stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock in Memento ink, but before stamping, I used a Q-Tip to remove the ink around the bottom that looks like a shadow underneath. The image is then fussy cut out and colored in with Dark Pumpkin Pie, Dark Real Red, Light Cajun Craze, and Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends:

Cut a 2 ½” x 3” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the wheat image twice in Sahara Sand ink, use a blender pen with a little bit of Sahara Sand ink to fill in the ground, and then use a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to color in the shading underneath the rooster, stamping this on the shaded ground:

The rooster is adhered with dimensionals on the Very Vanilla cardstock and then use a sponge with Early Espresso ink along the edges:

Cut a piece of Wood Textures DSP to 3” x 4 ½”, adhere the stamped cardstock, and then use enough Copper Trim to tie around into a bow:

This piece is then adhered to the base layer and then I used dimensionals to adhere this to the card base:

The inside is a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock and I stamped the wheat image along the bottom in Sahara Sand ink, using second generation stamping to fill in (or stamping off):

Wasn’t that easy?? A little sponging, a little distressing, and you get a rustic themed card! Again, I did not use any sentiments on the front or inside as this is one of my “use for any reason” cards! This stamp set would also make a great “masculine” card!!

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! 

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Simply Thankful

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a stunning card using the Stampin’ Blends and the Country Home stamp set! Now, I cannot take total credit for this as the coloring of the can was CASE’d from a post I saw on Facebook and now I cannot for the life of me find this post and give proper credit! This is one of the things I love about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, all the brilliant ideas and inspiration that we share with each other! Now I can share this with you!

If you are need for a last-minute Thanksgiving card or even a thank you card, this may be what you are looking for, so let’s get started on this easy card!

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

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The base layer is a combination of a 2 ½” x 5 ¼” DSP design from Country Lane and a 2” x 5 ¼” piece of Copper Foil Sheet that is embossed with the Tin Tile DTIEF. I made the embossed Copper Foil Sheet darker by using a Sponge Dauber with black ink and then adhered the two pieces together making it a 4” x 5 ¼” layer:

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For the flowers and can, I cut a piece of Thick Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 2 ½” and stamped the images in Memento Ink. To create the “bronze” look to the can, I used a combination of Light Pumpkin Pie, Dark Pineapple Punch, Light and Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends Markers. There’s no real way to do this, I just started with Dark Pineapple Punch in the middle, colored with Light Pumpkin Pie around, Dark Soft Suede along the edges and blended Light Soft Suede. I kept playing until I achieved the result I was looking for. The flowers were colored in using the Light and Dark Soft Suede, Light and Dark Old Olive, Dark Mango Melody, and Dark Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends Markers. I then used the Detailed Trio Punch to round two of the opposite end corners and tied a piece of Copper Trim around the bottom:

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TIP-I HIGHLY recommend using thick cardstock AND letting the layers dry. I have an example below of using regular cardstock and not letting the layers dry and well, they bled outside the lines! Lol

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The base layer is adhered to the card base and then the stamped image is adhered on top with dimensionals:

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For the inside, the sentiment is heat embossed with Copper Emboss Powder and then two of the corners are rounded with the Detailed Trio Punch on opposite corners to match the front of the card:

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Wasn’t that easy?? The only thing that was really time consuming was the coloring on regular cardstock only to have it bleed and then start over again. But hey, we live and learn and that’s all about the card making adventure!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

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Thanksgiving Cards with Country Lane Suite

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which are part one of my three-part Thanksgiving cards made with the Country Lane Suite! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, going to Orlando for OnStage, and then family coming right after that, it was time to get on those cards! I chose the Country Lane Suite from the 2018 Holiday Catalog for my Thanksgiving cards this year, but where to start?? Sometimes when Designer Series Paper is a little “busy” it can be overwhelming and you may not use that side of the paper, but I wanted to challenge myself. Recently I watched a FaceBook video from Ronda Wade (8 cards in about 20 minutes, her page is @trainingwithrondawade) and she showed how to make 8 cards from one sheet of Designer Series Paper and I loved the simplicity of the cuts! Instead of taking my favorite design from the Country Lane DSP, I took a sheet that I probably would not use and cut it right up, which inspired me to make my 8 cards that I’m sharing with you.

You will start with a 12” x 12” sheet of DSP and cut it into three 4” strips. The first strip you will cut two pieces to 5 ¼” and save the scrap leftover. The second strip you will cut two pieces to 3”, one piece to 4”, and save the scrap leftover. The third strip you will cut one piece to 5 ¼”, one piece to 2”, and then save the leftover piece for accents:

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You will also need four sheets of coordinating cardstock, so I used one sheet of Blackberry Bliss, one sheet of Thick Whisper White, and two sheets of Mint Macaron. The sheet of Blackberry Bliss and Thick Whisper White cardstocks were cut into two pieces measuring 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and the Mint Macron sheets were cut into two pieces measuring 4 ½”x 11”, scored at 5 ½”.

For the card on the left, I used Blackberry Bliss cardstock for the card base, one sheet of DSP cut at 4” x 5 ¼” for the base layer:

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For the front of the card I stamped the sentiment from the Country Home stamp set in Blackberry Bliss ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the second largest Stitched Shapes oval, I cut a piece of the Chicken Wire Element in half, used the biggest Stitched Labels Framelit to cut out in Crushed Curry cardstock, and you will need enough Braided Linen Thread to tie around the front panel into a bow:

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To assemble the front, place a small amount of adhesive on the DSP to adhere the Chicken Wire Element, adhere the layered sentiment on top with dimensionals, and tie the linen trim around into a bow:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, the sentiment is stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink, and I cut the scrap leftover in half (this will give you two piece of ¾” x 4”) and adhered along the bottom:

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For the card on the right, I adhered the leftover scrap for accents (measures 4” x 4 ¾”) to the Mint Macaron card base:

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The sentiment is stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the second largest Stitched Shapes square, adhered two of the Leaf Trinkets with glue dots, and embossed a 1 ¾” x 4” piece of Galvanized Metallic Paper with the Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF and used a sponge dauber with Early Espresso ink over it, which gave it a slight purple/pink sheen:

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The embossed paper is adhered to the card base and then the sentiment is adhered with dimensionals:
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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock and the sentiment and shape are stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink:

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So, I made two of the card on the left and one on the right, which gave me 3 cards so far. On my next post I will show you the next two card that I made from this one sheet of DSP, so stay tuned!!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

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Country Lane and Tin Tile

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a result of a “happy accident” while experimenting with the Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF, Shimmer Paint, and Stazon ink! I don’t know about you, but whenever I order a new embossing folder the first thing I do is emboss with it. I really like to see what the impression looks like on cardstock, so I will use either retired or current cardstock, just depends on what I’m experimenting with.

While I was putting all of my “goodies” away from my last order, I started researching on how to use the new Shimmer Paint from the Holiday Catalog and came up with an idea of sponging the paint directly on the embossed cardstock. I experimented with Gray Granite and Cherry Cobbler cardstock and used a Stampin’ Sponge with the Frosted White (leaves a pearlized finish) and Champagne Mist (leaves a light gold shimmer) Shimmer Paints on the embossed and debossed sides, which turned out nice, but then I thought about adding some ink to make it look a bit more tarnished. I wasn’t too sure about using Memento ink, so I used my Stazon ink pad and just dragged it gently across the paper and loved it!! I decided to use the embossed Cherry Cobbler cardstock with the Champagne Mist and Stazon to create today’s card!

For this card, start Crumb Cake cardstock for the card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Cherry Cobbler cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, embossed with the Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF, sponge Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, and lightly drag your Stazon ink pad across the raised images:

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The images from the Country Home stamp set are stamped in Memento ink on a piece of 2 ¾” x 4” Whisper White cardstock, colored in with Light and Dark Smoky Slate, Light and Dark Cherry Cobbler, Light and Dark Old Olive, Dark Crumb Cake, and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. To give the watering cad and more “weathered” look, I used the Color Lifter to lighten it up a bit and the corners are rounded using the Detailed Trio Punch. I cut a strip of Country Lane DSP at ½” x 4”:

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For some added element, I used one of the Galvanized Clips and tied a piece of Braided Linen Trim in a knot, fraying the ends and the sentiment from the stamp set is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink:

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The strip of DSP is adhered across the bottom of the embossed cardstock and then the stamped image is adhered on top with dimensionals:

The base layer is then adhered to the card base, make sure to use a strong adhesive when adhering embossed cardstock:

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For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 4” x 5 ¼” and then stamp the image in Cherry Cobbler ink across the bottom:

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Here are pictures of the results from my experimenting:

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Have you ever had a “happy accident”?? Don’t hesitate to play with products to create a totally new look!!

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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