• Cards,  Floral,  Thinking of You,  Valentine's Day

    My Heart Smiles

    I finally decided to go ahead and use the Fine Art Floral DSP along with the matching Golden Garden DSP, an acetate overlay for the paper. There are only 3 sheets of acetate and I just didn’t want to waste it. I figured out that I can actually make 6 cards out of each sheet, so 18 all together! Valentine’s Day is next week so this is my jab at a generic card — even though it’s so pretty, wish I had a sweetie to send it to. Supplies:#141416 Flirty Flamingo cardstock#131198 Blushing Bride cardstock#154558 Fine Art Floral DSP#154557 Golden Garden DSP#154348 Lots of Heart stamp set#154308 Many Hearts Dies#151194…

  • Cards,  Floral,  Friendship,  Masculine

    Winter Peace

    When I lived in Michigan — known to many as the Water, Winter Wonderland, we had several peaceful snowfalls, especially in February. My favorites were always the ones that left snow crystals on the pine branches for days. This card reminds me of those and it was made for the Snowed In challenge at Splitcoaststampers.com. I used Peaceful Boughs from the Stampin’ Up! annual catalog as well as one of my new favorites, the Tasteful Texture 3D embossing folder. Supplies:#159276 Basic White card stock#146981 Shaded Spruce card stock#153078 Cinnamon Cider card stock#150541 Peaceful Boughs stamp set#147088 Shaded Spruce ink#147089 Garden Green ink#153114 Cinnamon Cider ink#144668 Everything Label Punch#152718 Tasteful Texture…

  • Cards,  Friendship,  Thinking of You

    Suite Sampler #1

    This card was made for Beyondthebluechallenges.blogspot.com for a challenge to use re-inkers, a gel pad and some kind of stencil as a background to a card. I have been wanting to try the “Suite Sampler” hostess set and this was the perfect opportunity. I used the flower image related to the Art Gallery suite, and then used the colors from the stamped image as my background. I also used the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks from the Stampin’ Up! annual catalog as my stencil. Supplies:#141416 Flirty Flamingo card stock#146990 Granny Apple Green card stock#159276 Basic White card stock#154547 Suite Sampler stamp set (hostess)#147050 Poppy Parade ink#147052 Flirty Flamingo ink#147095 Granny Apple…

  • Cards,  Family,  Floral,  Friendship,  Thinking of You

    Friendship Blossoms

    I made this card using only three Stampin’ Up! colors for the Fab Friday Stampin Challenge at fabfridaystampinchallenge.blogspot.com. We were to use only Stampin’ Up! Just Jade, Blushing Bride and Bumblebee inks. I was going for the simple look and used Forever & Always (with matching Always dies) and Grace’s Garden (greeting) stamp sets. To color the images I used the new blending brushes and just dabbed them into the ink pads — it was so easy! Supplies:#131198 Blushing Bride cardstock#159276 Basic White cardstock#153079 Just Jade cardstock#154343 Forever & Always stamp set#154307 Always dies#151513 Grace’s Garden (greeting)#153115 Just Jade ink#147100 Blushing Bride ink#153116 Bumblebee ink#153611 Blending Brushes#151775 Subtle 3D embossing…

  • 3D Items,  Cards,  Family,  Floral,  Thank You

    Slimline – Sweet Strawberry

    Below are two cards I made for Splitcoaststampers Fan Club – More is More January challenge. The idea is to make a simple card, then step it up for a more enhanced version. I think I got a little carried away. The first card is quite simple in that I only used the Stampin’ Up! Berry Delightful DSP for most parts of the card. Even the strawberries and leaves were cut from some very pretty DSP. The second card also uses the Berry Delightful DSP, but all of the fruit, leaves and flower images are stamped. There is also a very pretty background die used from the Ornate Layers dies.…

  • Birthday,  Cards,  Friendship,  Thinking of You

    Snail Mail Birthday

    It always amazes me when I can create a card and never pull out an ink pad. This is (almost) the case with the Snail Mail birthday cards. The Snail Mail DSP is so adorable by itself, I just fancy cut images from that and adhered them to the card front. I did use the Friendly Flamingo stamp set for the cute little birthday greeting. Supplies:#154577 Snail Mail DSP#115318 Soft Suede card stock#154386 Friendly Flamingo (greeting)

  • Birthday,  Cards,  Thinking of You

    Pretty Birthday

    I didn’t notice this set until a few weeks ago. It’s called Prettiest Birthday and has a matching die cut set from the Spring 2021 Stampin’ Up! mini catalog. I stamped the images in gold, embossed them and then it was easy to color them in. The background is embellished with Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder. Supplies:#131198 Blushing Bride card stock#105118 So Saffron card stock#159276 Basic White card stock#131203 Soft Sky card stock#154455 Prettiest Birthday stamp set#154325 Pretty Birthday dies#151690 Stitched So Sweetly dies#151474 Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folderMisc. Blender Pens

  • Birthday,  Cards,  Floral

    Fluttering Birthday

    I have been wanting to use the Stampin’ Up! Floating & Fluttering stamp set for awhile. You are able to stamp a group of butterflies together, and then die cut them all at once too — so much fun! I stamped Blossoms & Blooms for the background and used the Ornate Dies to back that up. Just call me the “layering lady” — that’s my new nickname! Supplies:#146985 Petal Pink card stock#122925 Calypso Coral card stock#154424 Floating & Fluttering stamp set#154318 Fluttering dies#152684 Blossoms in Bloom stamp set#149317 Parcels & Petals stamp set (greeting)#152726 Ornate Layers dies#147101 Calypso Coral ink#147104 Pear Pizzazz ink#147052 Flirty Flamingo inkAssorted Stampin’ Blends markers

  • Cards,  Floral,  Friendship,  Thinking of You

    Dandy Garden – Celebrate

    Yesterday I posted a card made without stamping – here is another one that was so simple to create. I used the Stampin’ Up! Dandy Garden Memories and More card pack to create this cute little “celebrate” card. The only other items used were Bumblebee card stock and ribbon and the adorable Ladybug Trinkets. Check out the annual and mini catalog for other card packs — in a pinch they really come in handy. Order your catalog above. Supplies:#154302 Dandy Garden Memories & More card pack#153077 Bumblebee card stock#153622 Bumblebee ribbon#154299 Ladybug Trinkets

  • Cards,  Inspiration,  Masculine

    Joy in the Journey

    I’ve been wanting to play with the World of Good suite from the Stampin’ Up! annual catalog, but just didn’t have enough time this week. Then I found my stash of World of Good Memories & More card pack. I was able to make this inspirational/masculine card with just images and stickers from the pack — no stamping required! These card packs are a wonderful go-to when you are short on time. Be sure to sign up for my annual birthday club – deadline is the end of January. See the information in my rewards button. Supplies:#153600 World of Good Memories & More card pack#121045 Basic Black card stock