• 3D Items,  Cards,  Floral,  Thank You

    Hand-Penned Thanks

    With the start of the new Stampin’ Up! annual catalog, each month I am mailing a hand-stamped card to my regular customers which includes a set of instructions on how to make that card. This is the “June” card and I will be posting additional samples during the month to showcase the set. Why not place an order and get on the list! The Hand-Penned stamp set (and dies) is just one of the exciting new entries in our new catty. It is so fun and versatile, I just love using it, I know you will too! For this card I used the lovely matching Hand-Penned DSP as well as…

  • Cards,  Floral,  Friendship,  Thank You

    Redwoods – Thank You

    Finally able to take a bus tour with my grandson this coming week. We will be touring the California national parks including the fabulous redwoods and sequoias. It is customary to leave a gratuity with the tour director and driver, so I made these cute “tree” thank you’s using our new Beauty of the Earth DSP, and matching Beauty of Friendship stamp set. The greetings are from the Ride the Range set. If you have not yet seen the new Stampin’ Up! catalog, check the box above and I will send one out to you. There are some really lovely sets that I will be highlighting each month. Customers receive…

  • Cards,  Clubs,  Floral,  Kits,  Paper Pumpkin

    April Paper Pumpkin Alternatives

    The April 2021 Paper Pumpkin set — SO COOL — is so cool! Everything is included to make 12 cards (3 of each design). I took the easy way out and used the Ice Cream Corner DSP as the background to my cards and I am so pleased how they turned out. They are just perfect summer notes for any occasion. Paper Pumpkin is a Stampin’ Up! subscription program where you can get one (or more) sets per month. They do seem to run seasonally as the May kit has a baseball theme. Head on over to my site (check the shop box above) to get more information or to…

  • Cards,  Floral,  Sympathy,  Uncategorized

    Boho Sympathy

    So sorry I have been out of touch lately, I hope to get back to posting regularly. This blue and white card (one of my favorite combinations) is stamped with the Prized Peony Set (continuing in the new catalog) and Boho Paper which has retired. Any blue & white combo will do nicely with this soft and elegant sympathy card. I stamped the image first on the Basic White cardstock, embossed with the Subtle 3D embossing folder to give it a linen look, and then re-stamped it again on another piece of cardstock which was then die cut. It gives it a kind of 3-D effect up close. Supplies:#159276 Basic…

  • 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)