Nacho Swaps!

Just a quick post this morning!!  I've been out with a migraine for the past 2 days (ugh!!), but am feeling much better today!!  I wanted to share some swap cards from my team with you!

by Nan:

by Judy

by Laurie

by Jenni

by Leilani

by Pauline

We have so much fun at our meetings!   

Yeti to Party!

It's the last week to get these fun dies!!!   Be sure you check out all the Perfect Partner Dies -- only available through Sept 30th!!   

This card uses the Yeti to Party Bundle--so fun!!



  • Basic White (base): 5 ½” x 8 ½”; scored at 4 ¼”
  • Starry Sky: 4” x 5 ¼”
  • Basic White: 3 ¾” x 5”
  • Basic White (Yeti): 3” x 3 ½”
  • Basic White (snowflakes): 1” x 4 ½”
  • Starry Sky (scarf and sentiment): 1 ¼” x 5”


  1. Fold Basic White card stock in half to form card base.
  2. Attach Starry Sky card stock to the front of the card.
  3. Place Basic White card stock in the Landscapes embossing folder and emboss with a die cutting machine.
  4. Squeeze a Starry Sky ink pad leaving a pool of ink on the top of the pad.
  5. Wet a water painter and wash Starry Sky ink over the top of the basic white card stock to create a sky. Careful not to add too much water. Set aside and let dry.
  6. Attach to the card front.
  7. Stamp the Yeti with Black ink and die cut with the coordinating die. Color the Yeti face with a Stampin’ Blend and attach to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Die cut a scarf from Starry Sky card stock. Attach to the Yeti.
  9. Die cut Starry Sky card stock using a Stylish Shape die.
  10. Stamp the sentiment with Versamark ink and emboss with White Embossing Powder and a Heat Tool. Attach to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  11. Stamp 4 snowflakes with Starry Sky Ink. Die cut with the coordinating dies and attach to the card and the sentiment.
  12. Add Rhinestones jewels to the center of the snowflakes


Aspen Tree Dies -- for TWO Challenges!

Hi!  I've had such a nice afternoon!  Only had to work 4 hours today, then went and had brunch with my oldest son--always nice to spend time with our adult kids, huh?!!  Then, the rest of the afternoon was spent in my stamp room!  There are so many great challenges out there!  I decided to combine two to create this card:  Just Add Ink #622, which was to "Choose Two:  Friend, Foliage, Masking", and TGIF Challenge #387, "Cut it Out".  


I cut strips from several different greens (Mossy Meadow, Evening Evergreen, Garden Green, Soft Suede and Soft Succulent).  Each strip is 1/4".  Glue the strips side by side on a piece of copy paper (you want to use thin paper as your base, so it won't be too thick to cut out the die!). Then, I cut out the leaves using the Aspen Tree dies.

For the background, I used a retired Decorative Mask (Pattern Party).  I used my blending brush to add some Soft Suede to the smaller panel of Very Vanilla.  Then, added my leaves, and the sentiment (from the Cottage Wreaths set).  I really like the way it turned out!!


Products used:

Forever Ferns/Emboss Resist Technique

Today's card features the Forever Ferns stamp set, and a neat technique using the Stampin' Spritzers!  I'm entering this into the Paper Players Challenge:  Scarecrow and/or Leaves.   Just leaves here!


To do this technique, start with Fluid 100 Watercolor paper, and emboss your leaves using Versamark ink and white embossing powder.  Fill your Stampin' Spritzer with water, then add some drops of Shaded Spruce reinker.  (or your favorite color!).  I used 13 drops for this card.  Lay your panel on some paper towels, and spritz with your colored water!  You can stop with just a few drops, or go all the way like I did--for the saturated look.  Let your panel dry, then assemble your card!

Here are all the products used:

Cottage Wreaths: BOO!!

The Cottage Wreaths is such a great bundle--so versatile!  I look for a set like this each year--to make sure I have a set that covers all the Fall Holidays and occasions!  This one certainly does:  Halloween, Gratitude, Christmas!!  And the coordinated designer paper helps, too!!

Here's one we made for Halloween:


I used a sheet of the Gingham Cottage Designer Paper, and stamped the 3 little dots directly on it--to add some fun!  The main image is cut out with the Layering Circles Dies.  So simple, but oh so cute!!!

Here are all the supplies used: