Monday, December 24, 2018

As Christmas is fast approaching, I have spent the last few days putting finishing touches on several Holiday Cards that were started, but not quite complete.


This first one uses the large "Blizzard" stamp from the Beautiful Blizzard stamp set from Stampin' Up!, which was stamped as a background for the sentiment stamp from Merry Christmas to All set, and the trees from Lovely as a Tree,  I used Pool Party and Tranquil Tide inks.   This is an A2 size card.

Merry Christmas to all my Blogger Friends!

These first 2 cards feature the die from the Beautiful Blizzard Bundle in Stampin' Up!'s 2018 Holiday Catalog.   The Blizzard Thinlits Die is a single die that cuts out lots of snowflakes all at once.   The pieces at the top of these 2 cards are from the cardstock left behind after the snowflakes are all removed.   I trimmed the pieces to size to fit my card and also added a few of the snowflakes and the sentiment to the bottom of the card.  
This last card features the large snowflake from Snowfall Thinlets.  I mounted it on a piece of Christmas DSP and a Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  These three are all A2 size cards.



These 2 cards feature the tree stamps from the Winter Woods Bundle from Stampin' Up!.  One stamped and mounted in Shaded Spruce, and the other using Tranquil Tide.  These are both A7 size cards.




Thursday, December 13, 2018

This holiday card features the Winter Woods stamp set from Stampin' Up!.  I began by sponging some Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana ink on the top mat of Whisper White CS. Then I stamped the trees with Versamark ink using clear embossing powder. To darken the background I sponged some Island Indigo ink onto the mat and then wiped off the embossed area revealing the lighter colored trees. I finished the card front by heat embossing some "snow" across the mat using white embossing powder. The Sentiment is from the November 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit. This card was inspired by a video done by Linda Bedinger.


Here's another card using a the same process, with different inks and a different layout.

These are both A2 size cards.


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

This card features the Signs of Santa Bundle from Stampin' Up!.  I think this is definitely the "cutest" set in this years 2018 Holiday Catalog.  Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus and the sign post were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored with Stampin' Blends and die cut with the coordinating Framelits dies.  They were layered onto a piece of Whisper White CS that was embossed using their Softly Falling embossing folder.  The sentiment from Timeless Tidings was stamped in Real Red ink.  This is an A2 size card.

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Monday, December 10, 2018

This Merry Christmas card features a die from the Detailed Poinsettia Thinlits from Stampin' Up! with a sentiment from their Labels to Love stamp set that was punched with the coordinating Everyday Labels punch.  I have used gold foil paper, Tranquil Die cardstock & a strip of Joyous Noel DSP.  This is an A2 size card.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

This Seasonal card features the Woodlands Texture Embossing Folder and Lovely as a Tree stamp set from Stampin' Up!.  I began by opening the embossing folder and sponging Island Indigo & Soft Sky ink on the inside of the embossing folder on the spaces in between the trees.  Then I stamped the trees in Tranquil Tide ink, inserted my Whisper White CS, closed the embossing folder & ran the it through the Big Shot. I mounted the finished piece on a Island Indigo CS.  The sentiment is from Merry Christmas to All stamp set. I CASE'd this process from a video I saw by Carolyn Serviss.  This is 6-1/2" x 4-1/2" card.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

This card features the Winter Woods Bundle from Stampin' Up!.  This is one of my two favorites bundles from the 2018 Holiday Catalog.  The dies were cut from Tranquil Tide and Mint Macaron and I used Tranquil Textures DSP for the background pieces behind the dies.  The sentiment is from the same bundle.  This is an A2 Size card.

Friday, November 30, 2018

And here are a couple more alternatives for October 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit "Friends of a Feather".  I have made 10 alternative cards so far and still have extras pieces left - these kits are such a bargain.
















My sister was up for Thanksgiving so we worked on the November 2018 Paper Pumpkin - To You & Yours.  Wow! I love the card stock and pine boughs in this kit. I have made 6 alternatives so far.  These are my 3 favorites. The rest are on my website - click on the link below.

Click Here for My November 2018 "To You & Yours" Alternatives



Monday, November 19, 2018


A few days ago I posted several cards I made using the Peaceful Poinsettia Bundle.  The post included a card that I had embossed on my Big Shot using both the corner die and the flower die onto a piece of card stock and then outlining the flower, branches and leaves & then coloring them in.  I really liked this process and wanted to share these additional two A2 size cards using the same process.  On the first one I added a few white die cuts.  On the second I added some foil paper dots.



Saturday, November 17, 2018

This Winter Scene card features one of the snowman from the Spirited Snowman stamp set from Stampin' Up!.  The trees are from their Lovely As A Tree stamp set and the sentiment from Peaceful Noel.  The background has been sponged and Dazzling Diamonds applied for a snow effect.  This is an A7 size card.   See the link to the Video below.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

These holiday cards feature the Peaceful Poinsettia Bundle from Stampin' Up!.  


In this first card, I started by using the corner die to emboss the branches & holly on a piece of Garden Green CS.  Then I die cut the flower and mounted the card on Cherry Cobbler CS.  The sentiment is from Snowflake Sentiment stamp set and was heat embossed with White embossing powder.


For this 2nd card  I used the same corner die to emboss the branches & holly on a piece of Whisper White CS and then repositioned the die a 2nd and 3rd time to die cut some additional branches to fill some of the space.  The 2 step flower was die from WW & red foil paper.  The sentiment is from the Peaceful Poinsettia bundle and was heat embossed with  Lovely Lipstick embossing powder.


For this 3rd card I die cut the flower and the branch & holly all at once on a piece of WW CS, heat embossed the same sentiment, and then sponged some pink ink on the card front and mounted onto a piece of Lovely Lipstick cardstock.




For this 4th card I embossed the 2 dies at once on a piece of Smoky Slate CS.  Then I used Smoky Slate and Sweet Sugarplum Stampin' Write markers to outline the flowers and fill in the branches.  I also sponged the front of the card with Sweet Sugarplum ink, stamped the sentiment in Real Red ink, and mounted on a piece of Sweet Sugarplum CS.

Sunday, November 11, 2018


These 2 Holiday Cards were created using the same layout.  The first one features a die cut from the Dashing Deer Bundle and pieces of Joyous Noel card stock.  The second one features one of the stamps from Seasonal Chums stamp set, both from Stampin' Up!.  These are A2 size cards.  See the video below!

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Friday, November 9, 2018


I spent the last 2 days making some alternatives for the October 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit - Friends of a Feather - from Stampin' Up!.  I made 8 altogether - here are a few - but you can click on the link below to see all of them.  These are all A2 size cards.  

Click Here to See My Friends of a Feather Alternatives

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018


This sentimental Holiday Card features the Spirited Snowmen stamp set from Stampin' Up.   The "snow people" were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Stampin' Blends.  The piece was matted onto a square of Mint Macaron and then onto strips of Joyous Noel DSP.
This is an A2 size card.



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Saturday, November 3, 2018


This Celebrate You card features Bella & Friends Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!.  The Highland Heather bottom card mat is set off with a strip of Highlands Heather DSP from the Subtles DSP set.  The balloons were cut with the Balloon Punch in Eggplant, Granny Apple Green & Marina Mist Card stock.   This is an A2 size card.


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Friday, November 2, 2018


This Merry Christmas Card features  the Winter Woods stamp set, Merry Christmas to All stamp set and the In the Woods Framelits from Stampin' Up!   The background mat is lightly sponged with Balmy Blue ink, the background trees are stamped in Smoky Slate, and the sentiment and pine tree are stamped in Tranquil Tide ink. This is an A2 size card. See the video below!

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Sunday, October 28, 2018


This holiday card features two of the tree dies from the In The Woods Framelits set from Stampin' Up!.  They are part of the Winter Woods bundle in the 2018 Holiday catalog.  This card uses a piece of DSP from the Twinkle Twinkle set for the background - but in my video for this card I show 2 alternative background options.  This is an A2 size card.

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Friday, October 26, 2018


This fall card features the tree from the Sheltering Tree stamp set by Stampin' Up!.  The pumpkins were die cut from their Seasonal Chums stamp & die set and were popped up with dimensionals.
This is an A2 size card.


This card features the Peaceful Poinsettia stamp set from Stampin' Up!.  The 2 flower clusters were stamp and heat embossed with gold heat embossing powder and then colored with Stampin Blends.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.  This is an A2 Size card.

Thursday, October 18, 2018




Here are several more alternatives I made inspired by the May 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Manly Moments - by Stampin' Up!.


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Wednesday, October 17, 2018


 Still working on completing some of my Paper Pumpkin kits from Stampin' Up!.  These additional cards are from the February 2018 Wildflower Wishes kit.

Click Here to Access Pictures of all 23 of My Alternatives for Wildflower Wishes







Saturday, October 13, 2018

These 2 Birthday Cards featured the Rooted in Nature stamp set & Nature's Poem DSP from Stampin' Up!.  The cards use Rich Razzleberry cardstock and ink, and feature a heat embossed tree from Rooted in Nature.  These are A2 size cards.


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Worked on finishing up several of my Paper Pumpkin kits from Stampin' Up! this past week.  Here are 6 more alternatives for  March 2018 - May Good Things Grow.


Click Here to Access all 26 of My Alternatives for May Good Things Grow