Sunny Day

Hello and welcome to today’s card which features the Sunshine & Rainbows stamp set, Rainbow Builder Framelits Dies, and Embossing Paste, using the cloud mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks! Now, before I get started showing you how to make this card, I have some creative advice to share: if at first you don’t succeed, try again, and again, and again…For some reason when I was trying to stamp the rainbow using my Stamparatus, it was not working! I would get towards the end and something would happen and I would have to start over! Rather than scrapping the whole project, I started over from the inside and worked my way out when stamping the rainbow. So just remember with multiple step stamping, that if one way does not work for you, try another!

The card base is Tempting Turquoise cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½:

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I placed the cloud mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks on the card front and then used some painter’s tape on the edge to secure the mask so it would not move while I was spreading the Embossing Paste:

When done, carefully remove the painters tape and I had a container with warm soapy water nearby for the mask, Silicone Mat, and Palette Knives to soak. The card base was then set aside to dry:

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On a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 3” x 4 ¼”, stamp the rainbow layers in Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clove, Blueberry Bushel, and Gorgeous Grape inks:

Then use the largest scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits to cut out:

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The sun is stamped in Pineapple Punch ink on Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the coordinating die, and then use the cloud die to cut out two pieces from Tempting Turquoise cardstock and one piece from Whisper White cardstock:

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The scalloped oval is adhered to the card base with dimensionals and the turquoise clouds are adhered on top with Snail:

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The sentiment is heat embossed in Silver Embossing Powder on the white cloud and then I used dimensionals to adhere the cloud and the sun:

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I wanted to do something different for the inside sentiment, so I cut ½” x 5 ¼” strips in Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel, and Gorgeous Grape cardstocks:

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These are adhered to the inside piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sun is stamped in Pineapple Punch ink and the sentiment is stamped in Tempting Turquoise ink:

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This is what it looks like on the inside, so if this is not enough room for you to write your personal note, you could always cut another piece of Whisper White cardstock and either adhere that to the inside of the card (top or bottom) or to the back of the card:

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Don’t forget, the Sunshine & Rainbows stamp set, Rainbow Builder Framelits Dies, and Tempting Turquoise are all on the Retirement List! If you would like to purchase any of these products, simply click on the product list below and you will find them on my Online Store!

Did you notice some NEW products used? That’s right! The rainbow was created using the new 2018-2020 In Colors and Gorgeous Grape, which is a new core color! The 2018-2020 In Colors are available NOW in my online store and Gorgeous Grape will be available June 1st! You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

I hope today’s card 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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Here for you

Hello and welcome to today’s card which features the Sunshine & Rainbows stamp set and the Rainbow Builder Framelits Dies! When I first started creating this card, what I had pictured in my mind did not quite turn out right…so, instead of scrapping everything and starting over, I created this card from what I had started with and I think this turned out so much better!

The idea behind today’s card was for someone that may be having a bad day or a difficult time, and what better way to cheer their spirits than to send a card. I first started out with a piece of Shimmery White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and used Sponge Brayers in Gray Granite ink, starting at the top, Smoky Slate ink, towards the bottom, and then embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. Then I thought I would create a “cloud outline” with the two cloud framelits from the Rainbow Builder Dies using the new Big Shot Embossing Mats and go from there. Since I didn’t like the results and did not want to start over, I sat down and figured out how to utilize this piece to create the card I wanted:

I used the framelits and cut the clouds to make it look like a stormy day:

I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock and used the Sponge Brayer in Smoky Slate ink for the base layer:

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I then positioned and adhered the three layers of clouds, using dimensionals for the top layer:

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Using the lightning bolt framelit, cut out two pieces each from Silver and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Papers:

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I decided to use the sentiments from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set. The card front sentiment is heat embossed in Copper Embossing Powder and cut out with the cloud framelit from the left over paper that I used to make the clouds:

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The card base is Night of Navy cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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After adhering the base layer to the card base, I added some clear teardrop and circle accents from the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes:

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The inside sentiment is meant to brighten the receiver’s day, so I used my Stamparatus to stamp the rainbow in Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, and Blueberry Bushel inks, the sun is in Pineapple Punch ink, the clouds and sentiment are in Balmy Blue ink:

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Don’t forget, the Sunshine & Rainbows stamp set, Rainbow Builder Framelits Dies, and the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes are all on the Retirement List! If you would like to purchase any of these products, simply click on the product list below and you will find them on my Online Store!

Did you notice some NEW products used? That’s right! The rainbow was created using the new 2018-2020 In Colors, Gray Granite and Balmy Blue are two new core colors, and Itty Bitty Greetings is also a new stamp set! The 2018-2020 In Colors are available NOW in my online store and everything else will be available June 1st! You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!, so you don’t forget any of these awesome new products from the new Annual Catalog starting June 1st.

I hope today’s card 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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New Product Recap!

Hello and welcome to today’s post, which is a recap of all the new goodies from my 2018-2019 Annual Catalog Pre-Order! Yesterday I shared all of these wonderful new products on my blog with a fun video and today is a follow up with pictures and all the details! Like all the new products that you are seeing?? Great News! I have added a complimentary PDF Shopping List so you won’t have to remember or try to find any products that you can’t wait to order! You can find this on the right hand side of my post, underneath Follow Me!

New Colors!

Here is a recap of all the new (and returning) colors that have been added to our core color collections:

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Neutrals Collection-

Brights Collection-

Subtles Collection-

Regals Collection-

Here’s the Big Shot Embossing Mats and Simply Shammy!

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Nature’s Poem Suite

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Garden Impressions Suite

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Tranquil Textures Suite

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Lilypad Lake

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Itty Bitty Greetings

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Animal Outing and Pick a Pennant

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The last two stamp sets above are going to be available on June 1st!

I hope today’s card 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!

Pre-Order is here!!

Hello and welcome to today’s special post, which is featuring brand new products from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog! Today I am going to share all these amazing products by video! That’s right, pictures are nice and I will do a feature for tomorrow with pictures, but I thought there is no better way to do a show and tell! Let’s get started!!

Wasn’t that fun?? Be sure to join me tomorrow as I will do a recap of today’s video and post pictures of all these awesome new products!!

If you would like your own personal copy of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, contact me today and I would love to be your creative coach!

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You are the sweetest!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Tutti-Frutti 6” x 6” DSP Stack, making two cards with this Flip Fold card! This is a great way to make two cards at once or if you choose two different paper designs, you can make four cards! This super fun card is inspired by Rachal Tessman and you can her video here.

The card base is a full 8 ½” x 11” piece of Basic Black cardstock, scored at 4 ¼” on the 8 ½” side and scored at 5 ½” on the 11” side:

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This cardstock will then need to be cut diagonally down the middle, so you will have to remove the score blade from your Stampin’ Trimmer to get this piece to fit:

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After cutting, burnish the diagonal score lines with your Bone Folder:

I chose two coordinating pieces of DSP and cut them each the same; ¾” off one side, 2” off the next side, and then cut the remaining 4” x 5 ¼” diagonally down the middle:

Choose one piece of the diagonal cut DSP from each design:

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If you find that the card fold will not work with the cut DSP, just flip the diagonal cardstock over and burnish:

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To make the layered circles, use the 2” circle punch on Basic Black cardstock for two pieces and cut out two more circles using the 2” DSP strip to coordinate with the DSP on the card. On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the sentiment from the Fruit Basket stamp set in Real Red ink, the solid bowl image in Sahara Sand ink, and the bowl outline image in Soft Suede ink and used the 1 ¾” Circle Punch for each. The watermelon images are stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Real Red and Garden Green inks and punched out with the coordinating punch from the Itty-Bitty Fruit Punch Pack:

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The circles are layered and adhered together with Snail and I used Mini Glue Dots for the watermelons:

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After I adhered these to the front of the card I felt it needed another set of circles, so I used the 1 ½” Circle Punch on Real Red cardstock and then chose a piece of coordinating DSP to punch out using the 1 ¼” Circle Punch:

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I used the Bright Enamel Shapes in Real Red and Bermuda Bay to give the front some added cuteness:

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The inside sentiment is from the Special Celebrations stamp set on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock and then I adhered one of the ¾” DSP strips along the bottom:

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Don’t forget, the Fruit Basket stamp set, Itty-Bitty Fruit Punch Pack, Tutti-Frutti 6” x 6” DSP, and the Bright Enamel Shapes are all on the Retirement List! If you would like to purchase any of these products, simply click on the product list below and you will find them on my Online Store!

I hope today’s card 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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Thanks a bunch!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a easy “thank you” card, featuring the Tutti-Frutti 6” x 6” DSP Stack, which you can make two cards from one sheet! Since this stack contains four each of the twelve designs, this makes it perfect for creating multiple cards.

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

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To make the layering squares, use one sheet of the 6” x 6” DSP stack and cut into 3” x 3” squares, which will make 4 squares, and use two of them. For this card, I left the spotted DSP at 3” x 3” and cut the papaya DSP to 2 ¾” x 2 ¾”. I chose a piece of Peekaboo Peach cardstock to compliment the papayas, cut it to 3 ¼” x 3 ¼”, and then embossed with the Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, using the debossed side for this card:

On a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, I used the sentiment from the Fruit Basket stamp set in Peekaboo Peach ink and punched out with the ¾” circle punch:

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To create this card, I started with the embossed cardstock and lined it up with the upper left-hand corner:

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Then layer the other two DSP pieces, the 2 ¾” x 2 ¾” towards the bottom right-hand corner:

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The circle sentiment is adhered with dimensionals and then I added some Tutti-Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins in Pumpkin Pie:

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The inside sentiment is from the Sprinkles of Life stamp set in Soft Suede ink on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock and in the bottom left-hand stamp the basket image (Fruit Basket stamp set) in Soft Suede ink and the sentiment in Peekaboo Peach ink:

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Don’t forget, the Fruit Basket stamp set, adhesive-backed sequins, and Peekaboo Peach cardstock and ink are on the retirement list, so you can order these items today by clicking on the products listed below from my online store!

I hope today’s card 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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Thanks for being you

Hello and welcome to today’s card featuring the Tutti-Frutti 6” x 6” DSP Stack! When I was looking through this paper stack to decide on which one to use, for some reason the rhino from the Animal Outing stamp set (which is in the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog and you can see my post about this here) came to mind! I’ve been trying my best not to use any new products (use up the retiring to make way for the new), but I just thought this was too cute!!

The card base is Garden Green cardstock cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”:

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I cut the DSP into three pieces, one piece is 1 ½” x 6” and two pieces at 3” x 4 ½”. You will not be using the 1 ½” x 6” piece, but this is a great piece that can be used on another card:

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The rhino image is stamped in Memento Ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and I used Light Crumb Cake, Light and Dark Smokey Slate, Light Pumpkin Pie, and Dark Pineapple Punch (this color will be available in the 2018-2019 AC) Stampin’ Blends Markers. I used the 3rdlargest square to cut this out and the 2ndlargest scalloped square on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock from the Layering Squares Framelits:

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To put this card together, adhere the two pieces of DSP to the card base:

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Then adhere the two square pieces together and adhere to the card front with dimensionals:

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I felt the card front needed a little something else, so I used the Real Red hearts from the Brights Enamel Shapes:

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The inside sentiment is on a  piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment is from the Special Celebrations stamp set in Garden Green ink, and the frog on the branch image is from the Animal Outing stamp set, stamped in Memento ink and colored with Light Crumb Cake, Light Old Olive, and Dark Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Blends:

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This is such a quick, easy, and cute card that you can change the sentiment on the inside to anything!

I hope today’s card 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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