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CARD: Game On



  • Very Vanilla Thick CS: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored in half at 4-1/4”
  • Basic Gray CS: 5-1/4” x 4”
  • Very Vanilla CS: 5-1/4” x ¾”;     scrap 2-1/2” x 2” for the chessmen
  • Well Suited DSP: 2-1/2” x 2”


  1. Burnish the fold in the card base using a Bone Folder.
  2. Put the Basic Gray CS layer in the embossing folder and run it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to emboss.
  3. Stamp the sentiment in black ink onto the Very Vanilla CS strip.
  4. Stamp the chessboard design in black ink onto the inside of the card base, one in the upper left corner and one in the lower right corner. (Oops, I forgot to photograph the inside.)
  5. Stamp the chessmen in black ink onto the scrap of Very Vanilla CS, then fussy cut using Paper Snips.
  6. Glue the Basic Gray CS layer onto the front of the card base.
  7. Glue the sentiment strip onto the Basic Gray CS layer.
  8. Glue the chessmen onto the DSP layer.
  9. Glue the DSP layer over the sentiment strip.
  10. Apply 3 silver pearls onto the card front using a Take Your Pick tool.



He's All That!



  • Sahara Sand: 8 ½” x 5 ½” (base); scrap (element)            
  • Basic Black: 3” x 2” (label)
  • Cajun Craze: 2” x 2” (label)
  • Crushed Curry: 2” x 2” (banner)
  • DSP: 5 ½” x 4 ¼” (layer 1); sheet with barbeque and arrow die cuts          


  1. Fold Sahara Sand cardstock at 4 ¼” to form card base.
  2. Die cut the DSP using the Split Card Textures Dies and glue to the card front.
  3. Apply Sahara Sand ink with a Blending Brush to the die cut area of the DSP.
  4. Fray two ends of the ribbon by pulling a thread and glue across middle of card.
  5. Cut out the label from the Basic Black, the banner from Crushed Curry and the element from Sahara Sand using the All That Dies and Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.
  6. Add the element to the top of the black label and the banner pieces to the back of the same label.
  7. Pop up the piece on top of the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Stamp the sentiment on the Cajun Craze, apply black emboss powder and heat set. Cut out sentiment with oval die.
  9. Pop up the stamped piece with Stampin’ Dimensionals in the middle of the black label.
  10. Glue the barbeque die cut image from the DSP to the lower left corner.
  11. Pop up die cut arrow at the upper left corner so it’s pointing to the label.
  12. Add Rustic Metallic Dots to the ribbon.

He's All That!

WOW!  I really love this new He's All That Suite!  It's a GREAT masculine suite for those of us that have husbands/fathers/sons/etc that don't fish or hunt!  haha!  I predict a lot of masculine cards coming in the near future!  For now, here's one I made for the Freshly Made Sketches this week!


The colors in the He's the Man Specialty Paper are amazing!  This sheet used Soft Succulent and Early Espresso!  So, the card base is Basic White, and then a layer of Early Espresso--which was embossed with the Gingham Embossing Folder.  I think it looks a bit like plaid?!?  The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso and colored with the Soft Succulent Stampin' Blends.  Be very careful when doing this, as the Early Espresso can bleed!

Here's my inspiration:

And, the supplies used:

Let's Set Sail

Is the weekend really over already?  haha!

This morning, Let's Set Sail with a fun card for the men in our life!


Same card--but different sailboats!  Punch one boat from Basic White cardstock, and one boat from Real Red cardstock!  Easy way to get two cards, with no wasted boat pieces!

Here are the products used on this card:

Thanks, Clean and Simple

Happy Sunday!  Sure hope your weekend is going well!  Class this afternoon -- can't wait!  Be sure to check out my class schedule HERE!

Masking again!  It's so fun!  This time, I used two strips of masking tape and added Misty Moonlight Ink with the Blending Brush.   The dies are from the Amazing Thanks Dies -- love them!!  Hope to see more word dies in the next catalog!


This card was made for the Perfectly CAS Challenge to use Dies!  I'm loving the Clean & Simple style.  

All products used today:

Sweet Conversations for St. Patty's Day!

Good morning!  The "Just Us Girls" Challenge this week was a word challenge:  "Lucky".  This automatically made me think of the "luck of the Irish"-- I know, I know -- how did I ever think of that!!  haha!!  Maybe because it's March, and we're all Irish in March!  :-)  

Well, I don't have a Shamrock stamp (need to remedy that!), so I used the next best thing--a heart!!


Aren't they positioned perfectly!!  It's so easy to do with your Stamparatus!  The small white cardstock is 2 1/2" square.  Place this in the corner of your Stamparatus, and place the heart in the middle, just below the edge of the White cardstock.  Stamp, then rotate your cardstock 90 degrees.  Stamp again, and repeat until you have a three leaf clover.  If you want to be extra lucky, stamp a 4th heart for a four leaf clover!

Pretty simple, but cute!!  I finished it off with a sentiment from the "A Wish for Everything" Stamp Set.  I don't use this set very much, and I'm not sure why--it's got soooo many great sentiments!   The bling are the In Color Jewels!

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Here's the supply list for your shopping convenience!

Monochromatic? Yes, Please!

Good morning!  As promised, here is another card (actually two!) for the Monochromatic Challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!  I didn't use the sketch for these!

For this first one, I stamped the tree from the Amazing Silhouettes Set three times, then cut them out using the skinny rectangle from the Ornate Layers Dies.  Funny--this set of dies has so many pretty frames, and I tend to use the plain one most often!   I popped these up using Stampin' Dimensionals.  I used the Timeworn Type embossing folder to add a little texture behind the trees.  I really love the way this card came out! oh--and this is Misty Moonlight!


This one is all about the Garden Green!  Very simple to make--just stamped the image several times, sometimes without reinking in between.  The "Thanks" was cut from the Amazing Thanks Dies -- love the layered words, don't you?!!  The ribbon is the Frayed Ribbon, and I did just that--frayed it!!

Hope you like the cards!  


Products used:

Let's Set Sail

Aren't we all always looking for masculine ideas!?!  I know I am!  So, when I saw the Let's Set Sail Bundle in the Jan-June Catalog, I knew I had to have it!   Here's a fun card we made at my stamp club this past weekend

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The Simply Marbelous designer paper was hand cut to resemble waves.  The embossing folder is the Bark 3D -- doesn't it look like water??   

Here are the supplies used on this card:

Awesome Otters & Simply Marbelous!

Good morning!  I have a fun card for you today that used two of our Sale-a-bration items:  the Awesome Otters Stamp Set and the Simply Marbelous Designer Series Paper:



  • Balmy Blue: 4 1/4” x 11” scored at 5 ½”, scrap for sentiment
  • Misty Moonlight: 4” x 5 ¼”, 3 ½” x 3 ½” piece for cut label
  • Basic White: 3 ¾” x 5” (Front), 4” x 5 ¼” (Inside), 2 ¾’ x 2 ¾” piece for cut label, scrap for birthday hat (fussy cut)
  • Simply Marbleous DSP: 2” x 5”


  1. Card Base using the Balmy Blue 4 1/4” x 11” scored at 5 ½”. Take the top right flap corner and put into trimmer groove, score down to the bottom left corner.  Fold down at score line.
  2. Using the Simply Marbleous DSP 2” x 5” adhere to the bottom of the Basic White 3 ¾” x 5” (Front). Wrap the Gray Granite 1/4" Shimmer Ribbon around this layer and adhere to Misty Moonlight 4” x 5 ¼”. Attach to card base using adhesive only on bottom scored front fold.
  3. Using the Hippo & Friends Dies & the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine run the following: Largest (above shape) Die & Misty Moonlight, Basic White CS and the Hippo & Friends 2nd Largest (above shape) Dies & the smallest (above shape) & Balmy Blue label for sentiment.
  4. Slide the Misty Moonlight label under ribbon, center and adhere.
  5. Using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Stamp Otter & “It’s birthday time!” sentiment onto the cut Basic White label. Stamp “you are OTTERLY AWESOME” onto Balmy Blue cut label. Stamp birthday hat (fussy cut).
  6. Color the Otter using the Gray Granite Blends, water & birthday hat with Balmy Blue & Misty Moonlight. Add this to the Misty Moonlight label with Stampin’ dimensionals.
  7. Fussy cut birthday hat & attach to Otter with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Adhere the Basic White CS 4” x 5 ¼” to the inside. Stand up front flap & adhere the Balmy Blue Sentiment cut label with Stampin’ dimensionals.
  9. Finish the card with five Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems.



A Holiday Thank You!

Happy Boxing Day!!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday yesterday!  It was a great day here, spent with family and friends!

Here's a fun card (and easy to do!) for your holiday thank you's!!

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The background is created with the Evergreen Embossing Folder and our beautiful Green Foil Sheets!  Love it!

Here are all the products used that are still available: