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May 2021

CARD: Etched in Nature

Good morning!  One of my favorite things about being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is participating in swaps!  I love seeing all the different ideas with stamp sets that might not be in my collection yet!  Here's a card I made for a swap last month -- for the 2021-22 Annual Catalog:


The bird was colored with the Wink of Stella pen and ink refills!  It's really sparkly in person!  

I'll be sharing all the swaps I received in the next week or so--stay tuned!!



Sunday, June 13th at 1:30pm

Cost is $20

We'll make 12 cards:  2 each of 6 designs!

Come join us for some cardmaking fun!! Please bring your favorite adhesive and paper snips! All other supplies will be included.

Please click HERE to register!!

CARD: Sunny Sentiments

Good morning!  Here's a fun card I created using the Sunny Sentiments Stamp Set--the big and bold sentiments are a great focal point for your cards!


Once again, I used the Hostess Designer Paper Pack, Pattern Party.  One side of each sheet is a fun pattern in bright colors, and the back side is a black and white pattern!  I mixed the two here!

Here are all the items used on this card:

CARD: Biggest Wish

On Saturday, we had our first "in person" get-together in over a year!  It was so nice to see my friends and fellow demonstrators!!  I had three projects for them to do, along with some little goodies to show my appreciation for such a wonderful team!  Here's one of the cards we made:


We used the brand new Soft Pastels Assortment!  For the background, we embossed then rubbed the Versamark ink pad over the top--then rubbed the pastel "stick" over the top.  The color sticks to the Versamark ink!  Then, for the sentiment:  stamp the "Hello" in Versamark ink, and "color" with the pastels using a sponge dauber or small brush.  Again, the pastels cling to the Versamark ink!  Such a fun product!!

Here are all the supplies we used:


CARD: Mother's Day!

I am so blessed.  Look at this beautiful card that I received for Mother's Day!


My son's girlfriend works with a man that makes Stampin' Up! cards, and she asked him to make one for me!  Isn't it gorgeous?!!!  I love all the detail and textures!!  Thanks so much, Hailey!!

CARD: Party Puffins



  • Bermuda Bay - 5 ½” x 8-1/2” scored at 4-1/4” on the long edge; ¾” x 1-1/4”
  • Poppy Parade – 3-1/8” x 3-5/8”; 3-3/8” x 4-7/8”; ¼” x ¾”
  • Basic White – 3” x 3-1/2”; small scrap to stamp the fish
  • Buffalo Check DSP – 3-1/2” x 4”
  • White Baker’s Twine – 18 inches


    1. Stamp the candle image around all four edges of card base in Bermuda Bay ink.
    2. Adhere the Buffalo Check DSP towards the top edge of the large piece of Poppy Parade cardstock.
    3. Wrap the Baker’s Twine around the remaining section below the Buffalo Check twice and tie a bow in the front as shown.
    4. Stamp the puffin, cake and sentiment onto the piece of Basic White as shown and color with Stampin’ Blends using the photo as a reference.
    5. Stamp the fish in in Black on a scrap of Basic White, color with Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut it out. Add a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional and adhere using the photo for placement.
    6. Adhere the stamped panel to the coordinating Poppy Parade piece and then adhere on top of the Buffalo Check. Add Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhere the completed piece to card front to complete.

CARD: Art Gallery



  • Flirty Flamingo CS: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”; scored at 4-1/4”
  • Fine Art Floral DSP: 3-1/2” x 5-1/2”
  • Golden Garden Acetate: 3-1/2” x 5-1/2”
  • Basic White CS: 3” x 4”; 1” x 3”
  • Poppy Parade CS: 5/8” x 2-7/8”
  • Basic White CS: 4-1/4” x 5-1/4”


    1. Stamp large and small ‘solid’ flowers on Basic White CS using Flirty Flamingo ink.
      1. Stamp 2nd step overlay flowers with Poppy Parade ink.
      2. Stamp stem/leaves on same Basic White CS using Mossy Meadow ink.
    2. Die cut flowers and stems with Floral Gallery dies using the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.
    3. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, outline the edges of the large die cut flower and the inner petals of the small flower – use a very thin line of glue.  Set aside to dry.
    4. Adhere Golden Garden Acetate to Fine Art Floral DSP.
    5. Wrap Fine Art Ribbon around DSP unit than add to card front.
    6. Stamp sentiment on Basic White CS using Flirty Flamingo ink.  Die cut using largest label die.  Adhere to Poppy Parade CS than add to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
    7. Adhere die cut stems to card front.
    8. Dip flowers (glue should be tacky now) into Gilded Leafing Embellishment then use Stampin’ Sponge to wipe off the excess.  Add flowers to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

CARD: Way to Goat

Had some fun playing with the new Pattern Party Designer Paper -- it's one of the items that can be purchased when you host a workshop (or spend $150).  It's only $18 and comes with 48 sheets!!!  I paired it with Way to Goat--love these little guys!


Here are all the items I used for this card:

CARD: Beauty of Friendship



  • Evening Evergreen Cardstock: 5 ½” x 8 1/5”, scored in half to form card base.
  • Misty Moonlight Cardstock: 5 ¼” x 4”, 4” x 2 ¼” – to die-cut label piece.
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3 1/2” x 4 1/2”, scrap – to die-cut sentiment banner.
  • DSP piece (patterns as shown in photo) – 2 ¾” x 4”, scrap to create (4) small strips each measuring 2 ½” x ¼”.


  1. Create Evening Evergreen card base.
  2. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, attach Misty Moonlight layer to card base.
  3. Using liquid glue, attach Basic White piece to card base.
  4. Using Sponge Dauber and Misty Moonlight ink, add color to vellum doily as desired.
  5. Carefully attach inked doily to right side of card base.
  6. Using third largest scalloped border die, run DSP piece through Cut & Emboss machine and attach to card base on left-hand side on top of white piece.
  7. Using longest label die from Tasteful Labels Dies and smallest Misty Moonlight piece, cut label.
  8. Using liquid glue, attach four (4) small strips on a slight diagonal angle (as shown in photo) to label from step #7. After pieces are attached, flip over and trim off excess DSP.
  9. Stamp “thank you” onto scrap white piece and cut out small banner piece using die from Tasteful Labels Dies. Attach on top of small DSP strips (on Misty Moonlight label) using liquid glue.
  10. Attach three (3) small pearls to unit created in step #9 and then attach to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.


CARD: Snailed It



  • Bermuda Bay: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”
  • Real Red: enough to cut out stitched frame
  • DSP:2 x 5 1/4, 3/4 x 5 1/4, and 1 1/4 x 5 1/4
  • Whisper White: Enough to cut out stitched frame


  1. Adhere DSP to the card base
  2. Stamp image on Basic White and color with Blends, cut out with stitched frame die and then trim off the border, cut out stitched frame in real red and adhere them together. attach with dimensionals to card base.
  3. Add resin hearts.