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September 2022

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:

Fond of Autumn


Fond of Autumn is such a pretty bundle!  But, for this card, just the pretty sentiment is used!  It's paired with the Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder (which might be my favorite product in the mini catalog!!) and the Celebrate Everything Designer Paper!  I love the brighter fall colors used in this paper!  What are your favorite fall colors?

Don't forget to RSVP for my WCMD Open House!  This is a free event!!  We'll have two cards for you to make and take home with you, along with lots of inspiration!!  I sure hope you can make it!!  Click HERE to register!   Will be held on Saturday, October 1st -- come anytime between 9am and 11am!

This Birthday Piggy

Good morning, and happy Friday!!  I've got a busy weekend ahead of me--a meeting with my team tomorrow morning, and then my first Holiday Card Class on Sunday afternoon!!  Should be a fun one!!!

Today's card is made with the This Birthday Piggy, and it's "Perfect Partner":  the Playful Piggy Dies!  

Stamp the image once and color in using Stampin' Blends (or your favorite coloring method!).  Then cut out using the coordinating die.  Cut out two more of the dies (with no stamping).  You'll stack these three together to add dimension to your image!   Then, stamp your image and add some pearls!


Don't forget!  The Perfect Partners promotion ends on September 30th!  Click HERE to see them all!

Products used today:


My wonderful stamp club met yesterday--what fun we had!!  We learned several techniques--which I'll share later this week!  But, I just had to share these beautiful swaps!!  The theme was Sympathy or Thank You!   

By Grace (voted favorite card this month!)


By Nan


by Carmen


by Mary


Mary also brought everyone an extra card for Halloween!  Everyone got one of these designs!  These are super cute--the front of the card is only the bottom half--wish I had a picture!!



I'll share our projects later this week, so stay tuned!!

Cup of Tea



  • Basic White Thick CS: 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼”
  • In Color Glimmer Paper – 2 @ 1 ½” x ¾”
  • Parakeet Party CS – 2” x 2 ½”
  • Basic White CS – 2 ½” x 2 ½” – diecuts


  1. Randomly stamp multiple flowers in Parakeet Party Ink and fruit slice images in Parakeet Party, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight ink on card base.
  2. Ink Greeting on Parakeet Party CS in Memento Black ink and adhere Glimmer pieces to the back side.
  3. Fold ribbon in half and adhere to back side of Parakeet Party CS with adhesive of choice and adhere to card base with dimensionals.
  4. Ink 2 Flowers in Pumpkin Pie ink on Basic White CS. Die cut with coordinating dies and adhere to Parakeet Party CS with dimensionals. Embellish flower centers with Matte Black Dots.


Cottage Wreaths: Grateful

Good morning!!  I have another challenge entry for you today!!   This morning, we're playing along with The Paper Players for their "Fall Fun" theme! 

For this card, I stamped the leafy wreath in Cajun Craze, along with the sentiment.  The leaves are cut with the coordinating dies from the Brushed Metallic Cardstock:  Gold for the leaves and bronze for the bow!  Quick and simple!!


Here are the products used in today's cards:


Hello Harvest for GDP#359

Good morning!!  Today's card features the Hello Harvest Bundle--it's such a pretty bundle!  Love the pumpkins and flowers!   The theme for the Global Design Project this week is Autumn/Fall, so here ya go!


The pumpkin is stamped directly onto the Basic White panel, and colored with Stampin' Blends.  I stamped the flowers on a scrap of Basic White (I save all my scraps!! haha!), and cut it out with the coordinating die and Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine.  I also used Stampin' Blends on the flowers, and I suggest coloring before cutting--seemed easier to me!   For some added dimension, cut an extra of the floral die (no need to stamp or color it), and glue it behind your colored image.

Here are all the products used. on today's card:

Speedy Recovery



  • Thick Basic White Base: 8 ½” x 5 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”
  • Basic White: cut 2 stitched squares from Stylish Shapes Dies (third smallest square die)
  • Designer Series Paper –Flower Pattern - 4” x 5 ¼”, 3” square – cut 1 in the small heart pattern and 1 in the Parakeet Party dot


  1. Fold the Thick Basic White card stock along the score line to create card base.
  2. Attach the 3 pieces of Designer Series Paper to the card front, positioning as shown in photo.
  3. Die cut the 2 squares from the Stylish Squares Dies.
  4. Use Calypso Coral ink to stamp the Kleenex Box onto one of the squares; stamp the words onto the second square.
  5. Attach to card front – attach word square with Multi Liquid Glue; attach the Kleenex box square with dimensionals.
  6. Fold two pieces of the Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon in half, adhere together with Glue Dots. Attach to Kleenex Box to create the appearance of Kleenex.
  7. Finish the card by adding three of the Fun Flower Resin Shapes.