Sweet Little Ladybug Thank You card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and sweet card featuring the Little Ladybug stamp set and coordinating Ladybug Dies! So, how many of you have a stamp set that you just fell in love with, but when you started using it, you fell out of love? Yeah, that’s how I am with the Bokeh Dots stamp set, lol! I ordered this stamp set when it first came out, but no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t seem to like what I was trying to use it for or with. As I was sitting at my desk with the Little Ladybug stamp set in my hand and looking at my background stamps for ideas, I thought why not try the Bokeh Dots stamp set? Then I started thinking of ideas, layouts, and colors, and before I know it, I had this super cute thank you card! 

The base layer is Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and is embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder. Before I embossed the cardstock, I used my Crumb Cake ink pad and “dragged” it across the embossing folder, leaving some areas lighter or darker (less or more ink) to give the embossed cardstock a little more depth:

For the front of the card, you will need:

1. Stamp just to top of the flower in Memento ink on Whisper White cardstock three times and cut out with the coordinating die. You will use a Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends to color in the middle and then use a little Wink of Stella.

2. On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the Bokeh Dots stamp in Balmy Blue ink and cut out with the fourth largest layering Stitched Rectangle Die. Use the stitched loop die, starting from the upper left corner.

3. Stamp the sentiment on Whisper White cardstock in Memento ink and cut out using the 1 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch. Use the 1 ½” Circle Punch to cut out a piece in Calypso Coral cardstock, this will be layered under the sentiment.

4. Stamp the flying ladybug on Whisper White cardstock in Memento ink, color the inner edge of the wings and body with Light Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends and then color in the rest with Light Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends, fill in the backside with just Light Calypso Coral and the face with the Ivory Stampin’ Blends. This is cut out with the coordinating die and use a bit of Wink of Stella on the wings.


I first adhered the stitched rectangle layer on the base layer, making sure it was more towards the top, and then adhered the ladybug at the end of the stitched loop:

Adhere the first flower top in the middle of the stitched layer and then adhere the two other flower tops on each side with dimensionals. The sentiment is adhered on top of the embossed base layer and stitched layer:

This completed piece is adhered to a Calypso Coral cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment and ladybug in Memento ink, and color the ladybug in the same way as you did the ladybug on the front of the card:

I just thought this card turned out so stinking cute! I originally stamped the Bokeh Dots in Daffodil Delight ink, but I really didn’t like how that looked, so then I tried it in Balmy Blue and loved it! I think I realized that the issue I have with Bokeh Dots, is not the stamps themselves, but my point of view and what I like/don’t like and using the Stitched Rectangle Dies helped with that. It just goes to show you, take out those unused and neglected stamp sets every so often and see if you can create something fun! Maybe now you may have other products that will pair nicely with them! lol

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Colorful and sparkly Honey Bee!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is having a little fun with the Honey Bee Bundle! I’ve seen so many awesome cards and crafts with this bundle and just love the one’s using Bermuda Bay cardstock and ink. So, I thought I would show you one card design, but how you can make the card with either Bermuda Bay or So Saffron, or both! One of the fun embellishments that you can use, is the Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins Combo Pack! The DSP I used is also from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog, the Golden Honey Specialty DSP, which is awesome to use because it is so easy to add a pop of color! 

For the base layer, use this design from the DSP, cut at 4” x 5”:

For the card front, you will need:

1. 2” x 4” piece of DSP (this is the other side of the base layer design) and wrap a piece of the Bermuda Bay twine around four times, then tie into a knot.

2. Stamp the sentiment in Memento Ink on Whisper White cardstock and punch out with the 1” Circle Punch. Use the 1 1/8” Scallop Punch to punch out of Bermuda Bay cardstock, this will be layered under the sentiment.
3. Use the large detailed bee die to cut one out of Black Foil Sheet.

4. On Bermuda Bay cardstock, I traced the outline of the body and wings with a pencil, using the outline from the Black Foil Sheet. Cut out with Paper Snips, erase any pencil marks, and use your Wink of Stella over the whole piece. This will be adhered under the Black Foil die cut.

5. You will need four large and two small of the Bermuda Bay sequins from the combo pack.

I adhered the 2” strip of DSP and the sentiment to the base layer with dimensionals, adhered the two bee pieces together with the Fine Tip Glue Pen, and then adhered it to the 2” strip of DSP with Multipurpose Glue. You can also “pull” the wings up after the glue dries:

I used my Take You Pick Tool to pick up the large sequins and place them on a glue dot, then placed on the DSP. I used my Fine Tip Glue Pen to place a “dollop” of glue for the small sequins and also used my Take Your Pick Tool to put them in place:

This finished piece is then adhered to a Bermuda Bay cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the bees and sentiment in Memento Ink, and color in the body of the bees with a Light Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends:

Now, here’s my alternative card and the only difference is that I used So Saffron instead of Bermuda Bay:

These are super cute and easy cards that you can use for a variety of occasions! Really, any of the sentiments from the Honey Bee stamp set can be used in a variety of occasions! While the Baker’s Twine & Sequin Combo have sold out, the DSP is still available while supplies last or March 31st, whichever comes first!

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Sending You Tropical Wishes

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a warm and tropical birthday card featuring the Tropical Oasis Suite! My Saddle Brown Stazon Ink pad arrived from backorder a couple weeks ago and it was time experiment with it! Not only that, but I really wanted to work on my coloring of the flowers from this stamp set. I really like the stamped image in the Saddle Brown ink, it doesn’t feel as harsh as using Memento or Early Espresso inks, and there was no “bleeding” considering I used a Blender Pen, Stampin’ Blends, and Wink of Stella. I also played around with different coloring tools, Blends, Sponging, and Markers, but ultimately, I really liked using the Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen for coloring and then used the Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends to “fill in” the petals.

The base layer is Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and is embossed with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder. I then took the Saddle Brown ink pad and “dragged” it across the embossed side, horizontally and vertically, to give the embossed cardstock some depth:

For the front of the card, you will need:

1. This design from the Tropical Oasis DSP, cut at 4” x 4”.

2. Two strips of the Braided Burlap Trim, each cut at 4”.

3. Stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso ink on a ¾” strip of Very Vanilla cardstock and trim down.

4. Stamp the palm trees in Saddle Brown ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the coordinating dies. Use the Old Olive watercolor pencil to color in the leaves, the Early Espresso watercolor pencil (very lightly) to color the tree trunk, and use a Blender Pen to blend, or soften, the leaves and tree trunk. I created the “coconuts” by coloring the 3mm Pearl Basic Jewels with the Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends.

5. Stamp the hibiscus flower in Saddle Brown ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the coordinating die. Color the stamen with Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends and color the middle of the flower, the shaded areas on the petals, and around the edge of the petals with a Calypso Coral watercolor pencil. I very lightly used the Real Red watercolor pencil for definition around the flower center, used a Blender Pen to blend the watercolor areas, used Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends to fill in the petals, and then went over the whole flower with Wink of Stella.

6. For the two smaller flowers, I did the same thing as above, but I used a little bit more Real Red watercolor pencil in the shaded center areas, and colored a 3mm Pearl Basic Jewel with Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends for the center of the flowers. 

I first adhered the DSP to the embossed base layer with Multipurpose Glue and then adhered the two strips of Braided Burlap Trim with Tear & Tape Adhesive:

The hibiscus and one of the smaller flowers are adhered to the DSP and the other small flower is adhered with a dimensional. For the palm tree, I placed dimensionals behind the leaves and then a little bit of adhesive to the bottom of the tree trunks, so they will stick to the braided trim. Then I decided that the sentiment would be adhered to the DSP, in the upper right corner:

This completed piece is then adhered to an Early Espresso cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso ink, and then use the pineapple stamp to stamp just the top along the bottom in Old Olive ink, filling in the leaves with the Old Olive watercolor pencil and the Blender Pen:

Isn’t this a super cool card?? This is a fun way to get out those watercolor pencils that have been sitting around just collecting dust! Lol I will admit that I completely forgot about coloring with them and a Blender Pen versus an Aqua Painter, so maybe now I won’t be so intimidated by trying to figure out how to color the flowers without making them look like a blob!!

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Hey, Little Ladybug!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features two products from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration catalog and a sneak peek at an upcoming product available February 4th! The Little Ladybug stamp set is a special SAB Hostess set that you can earn with a $300 (USD) product purchase and if you are on the fence about this set, well there is a coordinating die set that will be available for purchase starting February 4th for $29 (153588)! Not only do the dies cut out the four individual ladybugs, the full large flower, and just the top petal part, but it also has some super cute accent dies that also emboss! The coordinating dies were the clincher for me and as I demonstrator I could buy them NOW! lol I paired this set with the Stone 3D Embossing Folder from the Power of Hope Bundle (also in the SAB catalog) to create this sweet birthday card!

The base layer is Basic Gray cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Stone 3D EF:

For the card front, you will need:

1. On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Memento ink and punch out with the Classic Label Punch. Use the punch one more time with Lovely Lipstick cardstock, this will be layered under the sentiment.

2. Stamp the two ladybugs in Memento ink on Whisper White cardstock, color the “wings” and top of the head with Dark Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends, and then color the back and the flower with Light Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends. Let this dry for a moment before using Wink of Stella on the wings and flower. Cut these out with the coordinating die.

3. Use the flower die to cut/emboss three pieces from Lovely Lipstick cardstock and then place a small (3mm) Rhinestone Basic Jewel in the middle of the flower.

4. Use the 2” Circle Punch to cut out a piece of Whisper White cardstock and the 2 ¼” Circle Punch to cut out a piece of Lovely Lipstick cardstock. Stamp a section of the All Wired Up Background stamp in Versamark ink and heat emboss with Black Emboss Powder. These two circles will be layered together.

To assemble the card front, adhere the layered circled about the middle of the embossed base layer and adhere the ladybugs with dimensionals. Adhere the Classic Label Punch pieces together with the Lovely Lipstick layer sticking out on the left side, this is adhered to the embossed base layer with mini dimensionals. The three flowers are adhered to the embossed base layer:

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

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment and little ladybugs in Memento ink, color in the ladybugs with Light Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends, and then add some Wink of Stella:

Isn’t this set so stinking cute?? I just love this time of year with the Mini (previously called Occasions Catalog) and the SAB Catalogs! This is a great time to restock on supplies that you have used up from the holidays and earn free products! 

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Add a little shimmer and texture to your card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super cut winter themed card featuring the Snow Front stamp set! Adding a bit of shimmer with the Wink of Stella pen and some texture with Shimmery Crystal Effects is a great way to accent to your Christmas cards. Keep in mind, that when you use Shimmery Crystal Effects, you need to set your project aside to let it dry. But, don’t let that deter you from using this awesome accessory from the Holiday Catalog!

To make the scenery with the Snow Front stamp set:

1. cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 2 ¾” x 4”. 

2. The mountain, snowman, and both tree stamps (first, second, and third generation stamping) are stamped in Gray Granite ink.

3. The cardinals are in Cherry Cobbler ink.

4. The lake is in Balmy Blue ink, stamped off once. 

5. I used the Light Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends around the lake and the Light Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends around the mountain tops and side of the snowman. 

6. The sky is filled in with an Aqua Painter and Balmy Blue ink.

7. The lake is filled in with Shimmery Crystal Effects. Set this aside for an hour or so, which you can go about making some other cards, take a shower, clean your house, take a nap or ?? LOL

The base layer is Cherry Cobbler cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D EF, spritzed with water first. The next layer is this design from the Wrapped in Plaid DSP, cut at 3” x 5”. You will need enough Gray Granite Textured Weave Ribbon to tie into a bow around the embossed base layer:

Adhere the DSP to the embossed base layer, high enough to allow room for the ribbon to be tied into a bow:

Once the Shimmery Crystal Effects is dry, adhere the cardstock to the DSP with dimensionals. I then used some Wink of Stella on the mountains, cardinals, and snowman:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas in Cherry Cobbler ink, and adhere a ½”x 6” strip of DSP along the bottom, trimming off the excess:

Don’t you love the added element of crystal effects? While it does take a bit to dry, you can easily do this part first, get the rest of the card cut and assembled, and then just add the scenery. Another thing, the way I cut this DSP, 1” off one side, turn 90 degrees and cut at 3”, and cut the 1” piece in half, will give you cut DSP for two cards out of one piece of DSP. 

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Thankful for you!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a beautiful Thanksgiving card make with everything from the Annual Catalog! This card was a two-fold challenge for me, one-create a card with Terracotta Tile, and two-use products from the Annual Catalog. I will have to admit, figuring out colors to use with Terracotta Tile for a Fall/Thanksgiving themed card was more of a challenge! In the end, I love how Terracotta Tile pairs with Merry Merlot and adding just a pop of yellow and green keeps the fall theme!

The base layer for this card is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and then the next layer is this design in Terracotta Tile from the 2019-2021 In Colors 6” x 6” DSP, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:

For the card front you will need:

1. On Old Olive cardstock, stamp the leaf in Mossy Meadow ink three times and punch out with the Leaf Punch.

2. Stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the third largest rectangle from the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies. Use the second largest rectangle to cut out a layering piece on Merry Merlot cardstock.

3. On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the first flower stamp in Terracotta Tile ink, use a sponge dauber with Merry Merlot ink on the detailed flower stamp, and use a sponge dauber with Daffodil Delight ink for the flower center to create two flowers. I fussy cut these out of the cardstock, use a sponge dauber with Terracotta Tile ink around the edges, and then lightly went over the whole flower with Wink of Stella:

Adhere the base layer and DSP together, adhere the sentiment and layering piece together, and then adhere the sentiment piece to the DSP:

I positioned the flowers around the sentiment piece and then inserted the leaves to where I wanted them underneath the flowers. I removed the flowers, adhered the leaves in place with glue dots, and then adhered the bottom flower with snail and the top flower with dimensionals:

This piece is then adhered to a Merry Merlot cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. I added three of the copper Designer Elements along the bottom:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink, and then adhere a ½” strip of the same design DSP along the bottom, trimming off the excess (this from a 1” strip that I had from cutting the front piece, cutting in half):

Don’t you love the colors use for this card? They are “fall like” colors, but not typical colors you may use for your Fall/Thanksgiving cards and crafts. On top of all that, it was created with products that you probably already have on hand from the Annual Catalog! 

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Quick and easy Valentine’s Day card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy Valentine’s Day card I made with pieces of cardstock and DSP with the Be Mine Stitched Framelits. When Sweet & Sassy Framelits retired from the last annual catalog, I was bummed! So, when I saw the Be Mine Stitched Framelits, I just had to get them! Now I didn’t get the coordinating stamp set, Meant to Be, which is totally ok, this isn’t the first time I’ve bought the framelits and not the stamp set. However, these framelits do coordinate with the All My Love DSP and this is how I came up with today’s card.

The design from All My Love DSP with the Flirty Flamingo and Lovely Lipstick flower hearts can be cut out with the 3rdlargest and the smallest heart framelit. The 3rdlargest heart actually cuts out twice, giving you a heart design and then a scalloped stitched heart frame:

Then if you flip over the white heart frame, you have the other side of the DSP! Rather than wasting these hearts, I thought I would try and do something to incorporate them into a simple Valentine’s card.

To create the card front, start with a piece of Real Red cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and use Real Red ink to stamp the Crackle Paint background stamp. The bigger heart is cut out of Blushing Bride cardstock using the largest narrow heart and sponge some Frost White Shimmer Paint all over. The two small white hearts are from the long multiple heart framelit and I put some Wink of Stella on them, but you can’t really see it. Finally, you will need two of the scalloped heart frames and a piece of Flax Ribbon, cut about 4”:

To assemble, I adhered the ribbon with Tear & Tape across the middle of the Real Red cardstock, adhered the heart frame with the Fine Tip Glue Pen, adhered the Blushing Bride heart with dimensionals, adhere the second heart frame with the Fine Tip Glue Pen, and then adhered the small hearts with mini dimensionals. This completed piece is adhered to a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock. The inside heart is cut out of Real Red cardstock and adhered with the Fine Tip Glue Pen, the sentiment is stamped in Real Red ink, and the small hearts are stamped in Blushing Bride ink:

If you are like me and send Valentine’s cards to family and friends, you kind of want them to be not so much on the romantic side, but still cute and fun! This is a great way to send a card and let them know you are thinking of them! 

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