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October 2017

Painted Harvest on Blue



  • Soft Sky: 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4” then folded to create card base
  • Early Espresso: 2-1/8” x 5-1/8”, 2-5/8” x 2-5/8”
  • Very Vanilla: 2-1/2” x 2-1/2”
  • DSP: 5”x2”
  • Twine: 16”


  1. Stamp greeting in bottom right corner of card base using Early Espresso
  2. Adhere DSP to long Early Espresso card stock. Adhere this panel to card front on left side. (Use SNAIL or Multipurpose Liquid Glue.) Run twine through inside of card and completely around, tying in a bow on card front.
  3. Stamp ruffly flower image twice on Very Vanilla cardstock in Crushed Curry ink, inking up each time and turning s stamp on second stamping about 90 degrees to form flower. Stamp center using Early Espresso ink.
  4. Adhere Very Vanilla cardstock to Early Espresso square in a cross-stacked fashion. (Use SNAIL or Multipurpose Liquid Glue.) Adhere to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Place Gold faceted gem in center of flower.

Painted Harvest for Christmas?? YES!

Isn't this a fun idea!!  Use the Sunflower as a wreath--genious!!!



  • Garden Green (8 ½” x 5 ½)(3” x 3”)
  • Cherry Cobbler (5 ¼” x 4”)
  • Whisper White: (3” x 3’)
  • Be Merry DSP (2” x 5 ¼”)


  1. Fold Garden Green in half to form card base.
  2. Emboss the Cherry Cobbler with the Holly Embossing Folder and Big Shot. Glue to the Garden Green card front.
  3. Punch one end of the DSP strip with the Banner Triple Punch and glue towards the left side of the Cherry Cobbler.
  4. Die cut the  Whisper White with the largest square from the Stitched framelits using the Big Shot.
  5. Ink up the larger sunflower in Garden Green and stamp off on scrap of paper. Then stamp directly on the middle of the Whisper White square.  Stamp it towards the top edge to allow room for sentiment.
  6. Ink up the smaller, more detailed flower in Garden Green and stamp full strength on top of the first flower.
  7. Add “berries” in Cherry Cobbler ink.
  8. Stamp Merry Christmas in Cherry Cobbler ink below the wreath.
  9. Cut out the layering scallop piece from the Garden Green using the Layering Square Framelits and the big shot. Glue the stamped piece to the Garden Green mat.
  10. Glue the piece to the front of the card as shown.
  11. Tie a bow from the Quilted Christmas ¼” ribbon and glue dot to the top left corner of the stamped square.
  12. Enjoy card!

And another!

I promised you a whole week of Painted Harvest -- what do you think so far?!!  This card strays away from the yellows that we've been seeing -- I like an orange sunflower!



  • Crumb Cake 8½ x 5½ fold in half card base
  • Cajun Craze 5¼ x 4
  • Whisper white 5-1/8 x 3-7/8


  1. Stamp the big sunflower randomly onto the whisper white card stock, each sunflower stamp twice using the Crushed Curry ink. After you stamped the first image turn your stamp 90° and stamp again using Crushed Curry ink also.
  2. Stamp the smaller sunflower on top the Crushed Curry sunflower using Cajun Craze ink.
  3. Center circle using Soft Suede ink.
  4. Stamp the burlap back ground using Sahara Sand ink.
  5. Stamp the Hello using Cajun Craze ink.
  6. Assemble: adhere the whisper white stamped card stock into the Cajun craze and then onto Crumb Cake card base.
  7. Add the black rhinestone into the center of each flower.

Painted Harvest, no Sunflower!!

Here's a fun one!  And, it doesn't even use the Sunflower image!!  Always nice to see different uses for the same stamp set, right?!



  • Cajun Craze 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", scored at 4-1/4” & scrap
  • Whisper White 2 @ 4” x 5-1/4” & scrap


  • Stamp the polka dots randomly where shown on the front and inside layers with all three ink colors.
  • Tie Peekaboo Peach 5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding in a bow around Whisper White front layer where shown.
  • Stamp greeting in Cajun Craze ink and acorn using Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry inks on Whisper White scrap.
  • Die cut in Big Shot using the Layering Ovals Framelits.
  • Die cut Cajun Craze scalloped oval.
  • Adhere Whisper White oval to scalloped Cajun Craze oval with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  • Attach ovals to card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Adhere Whisper White layer to inside with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Painted Harvest, Celebrate!

Good morning!  Are you ready for another fun card using the Painted Harvest Stamp Set?  Well, here ya go!!


So sweet and simple!  I love the clean lines!


  • Whisper White: 2 3/8” square; 3/4” x 2” (phrase)
  • Crumb Cake: 11” x 4 1/4”
  • Wood Textures: 2 3/4” x 3 3/4”
  • Merry Little Christmas: 4 1/4” x 1 1/4”
  • Old Olive: 3” x 4”; 2 1/2” square, scrap for leaf


  1. Fold Crumb Cake cardstock in half to create card base.
  2. Using SNAIL adhesive, adhere Merry Little Christmas across card front.
  3. Adhere Wood Textures layer to Old Olive layer, then to card front.
  4. Create Daisy on Whisper White square using Crushed Curry; Cajun Craze and Early Espresso inks. Adhere this layer to the smaller Old Olive square, then to card front.
  5. Ink phrase and stamp onto small Whisper White strip. Adhere to card front under Daisy.
  6. To complete card, punch Old Olive leave and adhere to card front using SNAIL adhesive and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Painted Harvest

This was one of the first sets I was drawn to in the Holiday Catalog -- I love sunflowers!!  So, this week, we'll highlight some really pretty cards using this set!  Enjoy!!  And, when you're ready to order -- give me a call!  :-)



  • Whisper White: 4 1/4" x 11” (scored at 5 1/2") 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" 2” x 4”
  • Soft Suede: 3 1/2” x 3 1/2"


  1. Using the Big Shot diecut the largest scalloped square from the Soft Suede cardstock and then, diecut the 2nd largest plain square from the Whisper White cardstock.
  2. Use Crushed Curry ink to stamp the solid flower image 3 times onto the Whisper White square.
  3. Use Cajun Craze ink to stamp the more detailed flower image on top of the Crushed Curry flower images.
  4. Use Soft Suede ink to stamp the flower centers.
  5. Use Old Olive ink to stamp the fern image in several places around the flowers.  You will only use the stamp that has the most incomplete image to do this.
  6. Use Old Olive ink and second generation stamping* to stamp 2 of the triple leafed image onto Whisper White 2 “ x 4” piece.  *(Second Generation Stamping means to ink up stamp and then stamp off onto a scrap paper and then restamp without reinking).
  7. Use Old Olive ink to stamp the triple leaf veined image on top of the images you just stamped.
  8. Use Leaf Punch to punch out these 2 images.
  9. Use Old Olive ink to stamp the triple leaf veined image onto the Whisper White cardbase so a few of the leaves will be sticking out around the Soft Suede scalloped square.
  10. Adhere the art piece onto the Soft Suede scalloped square and adhere the 2 punched leaves behind in opposite corners.  
  11. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the completed art piece onto the cardbase.
  12. Use Soft Suede ink to stamp the sentiment onto the card at center bottom.

Cheer to the Years!

We're having a Shoebox Swap with my group, the Nacho Average Stampers, this Friday night!  I'm so excited to see these ladies again!  It's always a night filled with laughter and friendship -- I am truly blessed to have them in my life.

Here's the card I designed for the swap -- I adore snowflakes, and when I saw the Cheer to the Years stamp set, I just had to have it!  It's a great set that can be used all year round -- Christmas, New Year's and Anniversary, Wedding, etc!

I created a fun Christmas card with not-so-traditional colors.  This is one of my favorite color combinations:  Real Red, Marina Mist and Crumb Cake.
Here are the measurements and instructions:


  • Marina Mist: 5 ½”x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”;  1” x 3 ¾”
  • Real Red: 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”;  3/8” x 4 ¼”
  • Crumb Cake: 3 ¾” x 5”;  scrap for punched sentiment            


  1. Stamp the large snowflake randomly over your Crumb Cake panel, using Marina Mist ink.
  2. Stamp the small snowflake in the empty spaces, using Real Red ink.
  3. Stamp sentiment in Real Red ink. Punch out using the Pretty Label Punch.
  4. Add some large snowflakes in Marina Mist Ink.
  5. Sponge edges of label -- this is an easy way to create a “layered” look, and makes the punched piece stand out against the background.
  6. Cut banner tails in your strips of Real Red and Marina Mist.
  7. Assemble your card as shown. Stampin’ Dimensionals were used behind the punched sentiment.

Shutter Card Tutorial

I am so excited to share this card with you!!  I belong to a great group of demonstrators--each month, we each do a tutorial on a specific technique or card fold!  This month, my assignment was a Shutter Card!  I absolutely LOVE how this one turned out!!  There's a link below to download the PDF Tutorial!



Click HERE to download the PDF Tutorial!

Mixed Drinks



  • Whisper White (base): 5 ½” x 8 ½”, folded in half
  • Whisper White: scrap to die cut square
  • Crumb Cake (layer): 4” x 5 ¼”
  • Crushed Curry: 2” x 6”
  • Real Red: (banner)” ½” x 2 ½”
  • Real Red (strip): 1/8” x 5”


  1. Stamp the foam/whipped cream image randomly on the Crushed Curry layer using Whisper White craft ink. Let dry.
  2. Adhere the Real Red strip to the Crushed Curry layer, leaving ½” border at the top as shown. Use the Silicone Craft Sheet when placing the adhesive on this strip so that the excess adhesive will not stick to your work surface. Adhere to the Crumb Cake layer on an angle as shown. Turn the cardstock over and trim the excess layers from the backside, following the edge as a guide.  Adhere these layers to the Whisper White card base.
  3. Die cut a Stitched Square from the framelits. Stamp the tall glass image using Memento ink, near the center bottom of the square. Be sure to leave room at the top for the whipped cream and straw. Stamp the whipped cream image on top of the glass using Memento ink.  Stamp the outline cherry image on the whipped cream using Memento ink. Fill the inside of the cherry with the solid image using Real Red ink.  Use the shortest straw image and stamp on the whipped cream using Crushed Curry ink.  Be sure the ‘finished edge’ of the straw is at the top.
  4. To fill the glass, ink the coordinating solid image using Crumb Cake ink. Stamp off one layer of ink on scratch paper to reduce the shade. Stamp inside the glass.  Adhere the image square to the card base using Dimensionals.
  5. Create a banner tip on the right side of the Real Red cardstock. Stamp the greeting close to the banner tip using Memento ink. Adhere the banner to the card as shown using Dimensionals.  Place a Crushed Curry Enamel Shape Heart to the left side of the greeting.
  6. Fill in the whipped cream using Clear Wink of Stella.
  7. Fill in the glass using Fine-Tip Glue. Let dry completely. The glue will dry clear and provide a realistic look to the glass. 

Spooky Cat Boo!



  • Thick Whisper White Cardstock – 4-1/4” x 11”
  • Basic Black Cardstock – 5-1/8” x 3-7/8”
  • Whisper White Cardstock – 5” x 2-7/8”
  • Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock – 5” x 3/4”
  • Vintage Crochet Trim – 6”



  • Arrange the Large Alphabet letters B-O-O on the 5-1/8” x 3-7/8” Whisper White and run it through the Big Shot to die cut them out.  NOTE:  Do not toss any center pieces from any of the alphabet letters.
  • Arrange the same Whisper White cardstock piece with all of the alphabet letters and their insert pieces inside the Woodland Textured Embossing folder and run through the Big Shot.  NOTE:  Die cutting the alphabet letters after texture embossing will cause the raised embossing to flatten as it goes through the Big Shot.
  • Lay the Whisper White cardstock layer with the alphabet letters and their insert pieces onto a piece of Grid paper.  Lightly sponge Smokey Slate ink over top of the raised Woodland embossed tree trunks and branches.
  • Adhere the main portion of the Whisper White layer to the Basic Black cardstock using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Lay the B-O-O letters in place, but only add liquid glue to the alphabet inserts and set into place.
  • Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the alphabet letters B-O-O and set into place.  NOTE:  pay special attention to the letter O’s and matching up the correct embossed tree trunks and branches.
  • Ink the Trick or Treat sentiment from the Spooky Cat stamp set with Archival Basic Black, stamp in the center of the Lemon Lime Twist strip, cover with Stampin’ Clear Embossing powder and heat set using the Heat Tool on high setting.  Add to the bottom portion of the Basic Black cardstock matte layer leaving a gap between this layer and the Woodland embossed layer.
  • Adhere the Black Vintage Crochet Trim with a light line of Multipurpose Liquid glue to the gap area of the focal layer and wrap the ends to the back side of the Basic Black layer.
  • Adhere the focal layer to the Thick Whisper White cardstock base.  Add medium-sized Black Rhinestone Jewels to either side of the Trick or Treat sentiment; and add Mini Black Sequins to various spots on the Woodland embossed layer using a small dot of Multipurpose Liquid glue.