Saturday, September 29, 2018

This Wishing You All the Best Card features the Blended Seasons Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!.  The flower on the card was heat embossed, colored with Pool Party, Old Olive & Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends, fussy cut and glued to a custom colored Framelit die cut.  This is an A2 size card.  Below is a link to a video for making this card and another example. 


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Thursday, September 27, 2018

This Thank You card features the flower from the Daisy Delight stamp set from Stampin' Up!.  The card is made using a pattern piece from Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper, Tranquil Tide, Mint Macaron & Whisper White cardstock, and Lots of Labels Framelits.  This is an A2 size card.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018





This It's A Good Day card features the Daisy Delight flower from Stampin' Up!.  It is a layered card using strips of Tranquil Textures DSP, Mint Macaron and Tranquil Tide CS & ink, and a sentiment from Best Birds.  This is an A2 size card.


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Monday, September 24, 2018


This Wishing You All the Best card features the Blended Seasons stamp set from Stampin' Up!.  The flower is stamped and colored with Stampin' Blends, fussy cut and applied to a Framelits die cut from the coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies.  This is an A2 size card.

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

This Friendship Card features the Love What You Do stamp set by Stampin' Up! and Brusho Crystal Colours. I sprinkled the Brusho Crystals into the coordinating Lovely Floral Embossing folder, spritzed the watercolor paper and folder with water and then embossed it. Hard to tell from the picture but in person the embossing shows up much better. The bottom of the card is stamped with Old Olive and Real Red inks.  This is an A2 size card.

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

This Friendship card features the dies from Detailed Floral Thinlits from Stampin' Up!.  I mounted the Real Red cardstock onto a sheet of Glimmer Paper (which is really pretty but hard to see the sparkle in this picture) and then heat embossed the flower from the coordinating Floral Phrases stamp set onto the center of the card  using White embossing powder.  This is an A2 size card.

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Friday, September 21, 2018

This Congratulations card features the Detailed Floral Thinlits from Stampin' Up!.  The sentiment is from the coordinating Floral Phrases stamp set.  I used Pacific Point CS and ink on a background of a sheet of DSP from the Tranquil Textures package.  This is an A2 size card.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

This quick and easy Thank You card features the Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Dies from Stampin' Up!.  Dies cuts add such dimension to a card and this is such a beautiful die.  I used Rose Red and Cherry Cobbler inks and cardstock.  This is an A2 size card.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

This is a really easy Birthday Card to make and features the Lovely As a Tree set from Stampin' Up!.  I used sponge daubers to apply the blue and green background, stamped the trees, deer and sentiments, mounted on to a card base and was done. 

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Finally getting around to doing some alternative cards for the July 2018 Paper Pumpkin Picnic Paradise. Many of these cards were inspired by cards that I saw either on Pinterest or the Paper Pumpkin Fan Club on Facebook.  The bright colors in this kit are great for summer cards.  More pictures on my website - see below.


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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Here's another card using the Brusho Crystal Colours from Stampin' Up!, combined with the tree stamps in their Winter Woods stamp set.  I used the Prussian Blue and Moss Green crystals to color the whole top watercolor mat.  Then when dry heat emboss the trees and sentiment with white embossing powder.  This is an A7 size card.

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

This card features the Rose Wonder stamp set from Stampin' Up!, colored with Brusho Crystal Colour.   I bought the Brusho Crystals several months ago from Stampin' Up! but just got around to using them and love the results.  I heat embossed the flower design, added water & sprinkled the crystals. I used Aqua Painters to spread the colors across the card front.  This is an A7 size card.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

 I spent some time this week working on Paper Pumpkin alternatives for several of my kits.  These cards are from the August 2018 kit - Blissful Blooms.  

Here is a Link to all my Alternatives for this Paper Pumpkin Kit

This Christmas card features the Winter Woods Bundle in the 2018 Holiday catalog from Stampin' Up!.  The card background is sponged with a combo of Pool Party and Balmy Blue inks nd then stamped with trees.  The sentiment and pine tree were stamped with Shaded Spruce ink and then the tree was die cut.  The card was finished by covering all with "snow".   This is an A2 size card.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

This Thank You card features the flower die cuts from Eclectic Layers Thinlits and the Share What You Love DSP from Stampin' Up!.  I used Rich Razzleberry, Mossy Meadow and Crumb Cake cardstock and ink to coordinate with the colors of the DSP.  This is an A2 size card.

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Thank You Card featuring Rooted in Nature Stamp Set & Nature's Poem DSP from Stampin' Up!. Tranquil Tide and Crumb Cake cardstock and ink.  This is an A2 size card.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

This Thinking of You Card features the  Lovely as a Tree stamp set from Stampin' Up!.  The deer are from Nature Sings and the sentiment from Rooted in Nature stamps sets.  The background was sponged with Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive inks.  This is an A7 size card.  

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Monday, September 10, 2018

This Celebrate Card features the Celebrate You Thinlits from Stampin' Up!.  And is probably the quickest and easiest card I have ever made.  You simply stamp the flowers, die cut the 3 word dies, attach everything to the mats and you are done. This is an A7 size card.

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

This Thinking of You card features the Love What You Do stamp set and coordinating DSP from the Share What You Do Suite of products from Stampin' Up!.  The suite also offer offers coordinating pearls, ribbon, and other embellishments.  This is an A2 size card.

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

This Holiday Card features my 2 favorite stamp sets from the new 2018 Holiday catalog from Stampin' Up!, Winter Woods and Dashing Deer.   I used Coastal Cabana and Balmy Blue for the background stamping and several shades of green for the trees.  This is an A7 size card.

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Another Fall card.  This time featuring Sheltering Tree and Winter Woods stamp sets from Stampin' Up!.   I used Balmy Blue for the sky and Pear Pizzazz & Garden Green for the lawn.  Leaves are a combination of yellows, greens, and orange. This is an A2 size card.

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Thursday, September 6, 2018



This Fall colored Wishing You All Best card features Blended Seasons from Stampin' Up!.   All of the stamping on the card was done using Versamark ink, then heat embossed with copper embossing powder.  The leaves were colored with Stampin' Blends. This is an A2 size card.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

This Christmas Wishes card features one of the deer from the NEW Dashing Deer Bundle by Stampin' Up!  There are 4 different deer designs and they all have coordinating die cuts.  This one was cut from Gold Foil paper and mounted on mats of Under the Mistletoe DSP.  This is an A2 size card.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018








This Thinking of You card features the Rooted in Nature Suite & Blended Season Bundle from Stampin' Up!.  It is a triple fold card, using a sheet of double sided Nature's Poem DSP and coordinating colors of Tranquil Tide & Cajun Craze.  This is an A2 size card.

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Monday, September 3, 2018


This Thank You card features the Lovely Floral Embossing Folder and Share What You Love DSP from Stampin' Up!.  Really easy card to make and this layout can be used with your choice of any embossing folder and DSP. This series of cards used So Saffron, Tranquil Tide, Rich Razzleberry & Grapefruit Grove for the background mats.  These are all A2 size cards.

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Sunday, September 2, 2018

This simple Thank You card features a strip of Share What You Love DSP from Stampin' UP!.  For this one I used coordinating Mint Macaron & Tranquil Tide inks and papers.  The Mint Macaron was embossed with the Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder - though I must admit its hard to see that in this photo.  This is an A2 size card and was inspired by a layout I saw on Pinterest by Christy Fulk.

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Saturday, September 1, 2018


Here is one of my alternatives for the Paper Pumpkin  August 2018 Blissful Blooms kit.  I have just updated the page on my website with pictures of the seven I have completed so far.

Here is a link to the page:  Blissful Blooms Alternatives
Here's another Blended Seasons card I completed this week using the Blended Seasons Bundle from Stampin' Up!.  This card is a combination of Pool Party and Coastal Cabana papers and Stampin' Blends.  The Gold flowers/leaves were first heat embossed with Gold Embossing powder and then colored with a Gold Wink of Stella marker.  This is an A2 size card.



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