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July 2022

Amazing Phrasing with Glimmer!



  • Sweet Sorbet card stock: 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼” for card base.
  • Basic White: 4 ¾” x 3 ¾” and 3” x 1 ¼”
  • Tahitian Tide: 3 ¼” x 1 ½”
  • Sweet Sorbet glimmer paper: Nine ½” x 3 ½” strips
  • Tahitian Tide ribbon: 25”


  1. Use liquid glue to glue the glimmer paper side-by-side on the large basic white card stock, leaving ⅛” all the way around as a matte. Alternate the ombre patterns.
  2. Wrap ribbon around the white/glimmer paper layer and tie a bow on left side, then adhere layer to left side of Sweet Sorbet card base.
  3. Stamp AMAZING in Tahitian Tide toward the bottom of the small white card stock, then stamp YOU’RE DOING in Sweet Sorbet just above it. Adhere to Tahitian Tide card stock and use dimensional to attach to top right front of card.

Bottled Happiness



  • Sweet Sorbet: 8-1/2” x 4-1/4”
  • Starry Sky: 5-1/4” x 4”
  • Basic White: 4-3/4” x 3-1/2”; 3-1/4” x 1”


  1. Score the large piece of Sweet Sorbet cardstock at 4-1/4“. Fold in half, and use your Bone Folder to create a sharp crease.
  2. Adhere the Starry Sky cardstock to the card base. Set aside.
  3. Using Sweet Sorbet ink, use your Stamparatus to stamp the floral image near the top and bottom of the piece of Basic White cardstock. Rotate the stamp 180 degrees between each stamp.
  4. Using Parakeet Party ink, use your Stamparatus to stamp the leaves and stems, lining them up with the previously stamped images. Glue the cardstock to the card base.
  5. Using Starry Sky ink, stamp the phrase in the centre of the 3-1/2” x 1” strip of Basic White cardstock. Punch the ends with the Banners Pick A Punch.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the banner to the card.
  6. Cut a piece of Starry Sky Metallic Woven Ribbon, tie into a bow, and attach to the banner.
  7. Add 5 rhinestones to the card front.


Hippest Hippos



  • Smoky Slate: 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼”
  • Basic White: 4” x 5 ¼” and  2 ½” Circle Die
  • Petal Pink: 2” x 5 ¼”


  1. Adhere the Petal Pink cardstock to the Basic White cardstock, then adhere both to the card base.
  2. Cut out Petal Pink hearts using the heart die from Hippo Dies. Adhere the hearts to the Petal Pink cardstock.
  3. Cut out a 2 1/2″ circle with Basic White cardstock using the die from the Stylish Shapes Dies. Add it to the card using Dimensionals.
  4. Stamp the Hippo on Shimmery White cardstock using Memento ink.
  5. Colour the Hippo with Stampin’ Blends. Cut it out using the Hippo Die. Add the Hippo to the card using Dimensionals.
  6. Cut out Melon Mambo hearts using the heart die from Hippo Dies. Adhere the hearts to the card.
  7. Cut out a Melon Mambo flower and adhere it to the Hippo. Add a Rhinestone on top of the flower.
  8. Stamp the greeting using Memento Black ink on Basic White cardstock. Cut it out using the die from the Stylish Shapes Dies. Adhere it to the card.
  9. Cut out 2 pieces of White Baker’s Twine and tie them together in a bow. Add them to the card using a Glue Dot.



Charming Sentiments



  • Basic Black – 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored and folded at 4 ¼”; and scrap for sentiment.
  • Basic White Thick - 3” x 3” for circle; 3 ¾” x 5” for inside of card.
  • Perfectly Penned Designer Paper (DSP) – 3 ¾” x 5”
  • Petal Pink – 2 ½” x 2 ½” for heart.


  1. Color DSP with Stampin’ Blends as shown in photo and attach to card base with Stampin’ Seal Adhesive.
  2. Cut circle with Stylish Shapes Dies (2nd to the largest) and attach to DSP with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  3. Cut heart with Brushed Shapes Dies and attach to circle with Multipurpose Glue.
  4. Heat Emboss sentiment using the Charming Sentiments stamp set, VersaMark, white embossing powder and Heat Tool. Attach over heart with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


Cup of Tea



  • Card Stock 1: Thick Basic White- 8 ½” x 5 ½”
  • Card Stock 2: Basic White- 4 ½” x 3” for frame, 3 ½” x 1 ½” for leaf and lemon
  • Card Stock 3: Petal Pink- 2 ½” x 2” for cup
  • Tea Boutique DSP: 5 ½” x 4 ¼”
  • Brushstroke Specialty DSP- 4 ½” x 3” for frame


  1. Score the Thick Basic White card base on the long side at 4 ¼” and fold.
  2. Adhere the tea Boutique DSP layer to the card front with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  3. Die-cut the frame piece from the Fabulous Fames Dies using the Brushstroke DSP and Basic White Cardstock.
  4. Die-cut a teacup using the Teacup Dies and Petal Pink CS. Then, stamp the leaf in Garden Green and the lemon in Daffodil Delight on Basic White CS. Die-cut using the Teacup Dies.
  5. Stamp the sentiment on the teacup using Night of Navy ink.
  6. Earlier we die-cut two frames, one in Brushstroke DSP and one in Basic White. We will use the frame in the Brushstroke DSP and the inside square from the Basic White CS.
  7. Adhere the blue frame to the card front using liquid glue.
  8. Stamp some flowers from the stamp set on the Basic White square using Sweet Sorbet ink. Pop the white square up in the middle of the blue frame using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  9. Add your teacup using liquid glue and add glue to the leaf and quickly tuck it under the cup. Press and hold. Add the lemon to the front using a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  10. Lastly, add a few Iridescent Rhinestones to the middle of the flowers.


Nature's Print



  • Basic White: 5 ½” x 8 ½”; 3” x 4 ¼”; 2” x 3 ¼”
  • Night of Navy: 1-1/4” x 4"; ½” x 4”
  • Sun Prints Designer Series Paper: ¾” x 4"


  1. Stamp the greeting in Night of Navy ink on the 2” x 3 ¼” Basic White.
  2. Die cut the greeting with the label from the Natural Prints Dies.
  3. Emboss the Night of Navy pieces with the Fern 3D Embossing Folder.
  4. Adhere the embossed pieces and the DSP piece to the 3” x 4 ¼” piece of Basic White.
  5. Adhere to the folded card base with Dimensionals.
  6. Adhere the die cut label to the card front.
  7. Place a large, medium, and small Iridescent Rhinestone above the label.


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Quiet Meadow, again!

I warned you--I'm all packed up, so have minimal supplies for cardmaking!!  I recently ordered the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set, along with the coordinating Meadow dies.  So, it's what was used again on today's card!!  (stick with me though--just a few more weeks, and I'll be in my new stamp room!!)


I made this card for two different challenges:  the Flower Challenge #70--for Clean and Simple, and the Less is More #468, which called for Embossing!

I embossed the flower using Versamark ink and Black embossing powder, then colored using my ink pads and a water painter brush.  (check out the new Embossing Additions Tool Kit!!)  I'm not an artist by any stretch of the imagination, but the water painters make it easy!   I used Old Olive and Sweet Sorbet.  The layers are all Basic White!  

Here are all the supplies used on today's card:

Quiet Meadow for GDP #350

Good morning!!  It's been a crazy couple weeks--we bought a house, sold our house and are now busy packing up 29 years of stuff!!  (that's a alot of stuff!! haha!)  But, I took some time yesterday to just stamp a card or two!  This first one uses the sketch at Global Design Project as the inspiration!


I cut three of the stems from Basic White cardstock, and glued them together--so that there is more substance across the opening of the card (cut out using a circle die).  I then embossed the sentiment in white on Basic Black cardstock and cut out using the Stylish Shapes Dies.  That is adhered to the stem and the right side of the circle.

For the background, I used a sheet of the Perfectly Penciled Designer Paper--doesn't the image coordinate perfectly with the cut out stem?!!  It really made me happy!


IMG_2898It's a very simple card, but I like it!  I hope you do, too!

Here's the inspiration sketch:

Supplies used:

Nourish & Flourish Kit

So, yesterday I finally had some time to stamp.  I needed cards to send out to my team and to my customers.  I am in the middle of moving, and have very few supplies on hand.  So, I pulled out this awesome kit!!  I'll be honest--I bought it for the lunch bag! haha!!  But, the cards were so pretty and so much fun to put it together!  As a bonus, $3 USD from every sale will go towards ending food insecurity in your own market.  

The Nourish & Flourish Kit is made of your spring picnic dreams. With a deliciously bright color palette you’ll love creating the springtime cards while knowing your crafting is making a difference! 

  • Kit includes 9 embossed card bases—3 each in 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes
  • Includes sticker sheets, die cuts, and die-cut labels
  • Includes an insulated 9" x 6-1/2" x 6-1/4" (22.9 x 16.5 x 15.9 cm) lunch bag
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Shaded Spruce