Sunday, June 9, 2019

This A2 sized card features the Painted Seasons Stamp Set and the coordinating Four Seasons Dies from Stampin' Up!

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The flowers were stamped with the Painted Season Stamp Set onto Whisper White CS using Gorgeous Grape Ink.   The leaves from the same set were stamped onto Whisper White CS using Coastal Cabana ink.  They were cut out using the coordinating Four Seasons Dies.

I used a die from the Hummingbird Framelits to cut the center out of a piece of Whisper White CS for the top mat.  I attached it to a piece of water colored paper that I had on hand that seemed to coordinate with the stamped pieces.

The two butterflies are from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set and were stamped onto Whisper White CS and punched out with the Butterfly Duet Punch.  I colored the smaller butterfly with the Coastal Cabana Stampin' Write marker.

The sentiment is from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set and the cluster of little stars is from the Painted Seasons Stamp Set and they were both were stamped using Gorgeous Grape ink.

I attached the leaves and butterflies to the Top Map using Tombow Glue.  I popped up the flowers using Dimensionals.

The top mat was attached to bottom mat of Gorgeous Grape CS, and then to a White Card Base using Tape Runner.


Saturday, June 8, 2019

This A2 size card features the By the Bay and Beautiful You Stamp Sets from Stampin' Up!.  I cased this card from one I saw on Pinterest by GT.

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I began by stamping the large scene from the By the Bay Stamp Set on the top half of a bottom mat (5-1/4" x 4") piece of Highland Heather CS using Gorgeous Grape Ink.

I used a portion of the seagull stamps (which I have cut in half) from the High Tide Stamp Set in the upper right corner using Gorgeous Grape Ink.

Then using the same ink and CS, I stamped the dancing girl from the Beautiful You Stamp Set and fussy cut her.

I torn a piece of Whisper White CS and then ran it thru my Big Shot using the Corrugated Embossing folder.  The finished piece is about 2" high and was trimmed to 4"wide.

Then I cut a piece of Gorgeous Grape CS (1-1/4" x 4") and centered and glued with Tombow Glue to the Whisper White piece.

The sentiment is from the Beautiful You Stamp Set, it was stamped with Gorgeous Grape ink, and was cut with one of the dies from the Lily Framelits.

The girl and the sentiment piece were popped up with Dimensionals to the GG CS strip.  And then the finished piece attached to a White Card Base using Tape Runner.

I added a few Rhinestones to finish off the front of the card.


Thursday, June 6, 2019

This A2 size card features the Beauty Abounds Stamp Set and the coordinating Butterfly Beauty Thinlits from Stampin' Up!

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This is a really simple card to make, its really about the two large dies in the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits.

I cut the top die out of Bermuda Bay CS and the bottom die out of Mango Melody CS and then glued them together using Tombow glue.  It is a little tricky to get them aligned correctly - just takes time and patience, but I love the finished piece which I glued onto a top mat that I had on hand that was colored with Brusho Crystals.

That top mat was then attached to a Coastal Cabana CS bottom mat using Tape Runner, and then then attached to a Mango Melody CS Card Base.

The sentiment is from the Beauty Abounds Stamp Set and was stamped in Bermuda Bay ink onto Mango Melody CS and cut with a die from the Rose Garden Thinlits, and popped up with Dimensionals.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

This A2 size card features the Humming Along Stamp Set and coordinating Hummingbird Framelits from Stampin' Up!

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The humming bird and flower were stamped onto Whisper White CS using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut out with the Hummingbird Framelits Dies.

The bird and flower were colored with Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron, Daffodil Delight, and Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blend Sets.

I used one of the dies from the Hummingbird Framelits to cut out the design in the center of the Whisper White CS top mat.  The piece of underneath the center section was a water colored background I had on hand.

I popped up the bird and flower with Dimensionals and then stamped the sentiment from the Humming Along Stamp Set in Bermuda Bay Ink.

The top mat was attached to a bottom mat of Rich Razzleberry CS using Tape Runner and then I added a few coordinating Enamel Shapes to finish the front of the card.

Saturday, June 1, 2019


This A2 size card features the Petal Palette Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

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The flower piece is from the Petal Palette Stamp Set and was stamped in Archival Black ink on Thick Whisper White CS.  The flowers were water colored with Elegant Eggplant and Pear Pizazz inks and then cut out with the coordinating die from the Petals & More Thinlits.

The sentiment is from the Dear Doily Stamp Set and was stamped in Gray Granite ink onto a circle of Pear Pizazz CS, that was cut out with one of the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

The Top Mat was stamped in Gray Granite ink with a wood block stamp from Inkadinkadoo #8347 that I got at JoAnn Fabrics.  I used a Sponge Dauber to outline the edges of the piece.

Both the flower and sentiment piece were popped up with Dimensionals onto the Top Mat and then glued to a Pear Pizzazz Bottom Mat.






Tuesday, May 14, 2019

This A2 size card features the By the Bay Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!  It was inspired from a card I saw online by Amy Koenders.

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I stamped the large scenic stamp from the By the Bay Stamp Set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto a top mat of Whisper White CS (5" x 3-3/4").

Then I used a one of the Rectangle Stitched Framelits to cut out the center of the piece to color.

I began by using a mask to cover the stamped image and then used a Sponge Dauber to color the sky using Balmy Blue ink.

The rest of the scene was colored with Old Olive, Mango Melody, Night of Navy, and Crumb Cake Stampin' Blend Sets.

I attached the Whisper White CS frame to a bottom mat of Pear Pizzazz CS (5-1/4" x 4") using Tape Runner and the popped up the colored piece into the center using Dimensionals.

The pieces were then mounted onto a White Card Base using Tape Runner.

Monday, May 13, 2019

This A2 size card was created using the By the Bay Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

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I stamped the large scenic stamp from the By the Bay Stamp Set onto a top mat (5" x 3-3/4") of Whisper White CS.

I used various texture type stamps from Beautiful Blizzard, Eclectic Expressions, and Artisan Textures to color the scene using Soft Sky and Whisper White inks on the sky, Balmy Blue ink for the water, Pear Pizzazz for the grass/bushes, and Crumb Cake for the paths and rock walls.

I used Sponge Daubers to fill in any edges and empty spots using the same colors of ink.

And then used Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake and Old Olive Stampin' Blend Sets to color the house and add some highlights and definition where needed.

The door was colored with the Real Red Stampin' Write marker.

Then I trimmed the piece using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits, mounted the piece onto a bottom mat of Crumb Cake CS (5-14" x 4") and then mounted them both onto a White Card Base.

The sentiment is from the Birthday Banners Stamp Set and was stamped in Old Olive Ink onto a scrap piece of Whisper White CS and cut with a die from the Bunch of Banners Framelits and popped up with Dimensionals.


Sunday, May 12, 2019

This A2 size card features the By the Bay Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

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I stamped the large scene stamp from the By the Bay Stamp Set on a piece of Whisper White CS using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and this time I used colored pencils to fill in the scene.

I used one of the larger dies from the Layering Ovals Framelits to cut an oval in the center of a piece of So Saffron CS (5-1/4" x 4") and then stamped the Seagulls from the High Tide Stamp Set at the top of the card and the water birds from the By the Bay Stamp Set at the bottom of the oval - using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

I glued the colored piece to the back of the So Saffron piece using Tombow Glue and then attached both to a White Card Base using Tape Runner.












Saturday, May 11, 2019

This A2 size card features the By the Bay Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

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I stamped the large scenic stamp from the By the Bay Stamp Set onto a scrap piece of Whisper White CS and colored it using various colors Stampin' Blends (you can use any of your favorite colors or even Stampin' Write Markers or Colored Pencils).

Then I cut out the scene using one of the dies from the Lots of Labels Framelits.   And then cut a larger piece using the same Framelits set from Island Indigo CS and attached the two pieces using Tombow Glue.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set and was stamped into a scrap piece of Whisper White CS using Island Indigo ink and then cut using the smallest die from the Lots of Labels Framelits and attached using glue, positioned as shown.

I popped up the piece with Dimensionals onto a bottom mat of Soft Sky CS that I embossed using the Seaside Embossing Folder.

I edged the mat using a frame that I cut from Island Indigo CS using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits.

The final piece was attached to a White Card Base using Tape Runner.

Friday, May 10, 2019

This A2 size card features the By the Bay Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! and was CASEd from one I saw online by Tina Zinck.

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For my version of this card I began by stamping the large scenic stamp from the By the Bay Stamp Set toward the bottom of a top mat of Whisper White CS (4-3/4" x 3-1/2") using Black Archival Ink (leave enough room to stamp your sentiment underneath).

Next I stamped the seagulls from the High Tide stamp set toward the top of the card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Then I cut the top mat into 3 strips, the 2 outside strips are both 1-1/8" wide leaving the center strip at 1-1/4" wide.

I colored the center strip using Cajun Craze (siding), Old Olive & Always Artichoke (grass and bushes), Basic Black (roof), Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Early Espresso (pathways and rock walls) Stampin' Write markers.

I used a mask that I had stamped onto Post-it Tape and fussy cut it, to cover the scene, and then used Sponge Daubers to color the sky and water with Soft Sky, Island Indigo, and Blueberry Bushel inks.

Next I stamped the sentiment from the By the Bay Stamp Set (centered on the bottom of the piece) using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I attached the colored center strip using Tombow Glue to a piece of Soft Suede CS (1-1/2" by 3-1/2") - this left an 1/8" border on both side edges of the center piece.  
Then I attached the 2 uncolored strips onto a bottom mat  of Cajun Craze CS (5" x 3-3/4") leaving 1/8" border on each side and the top and bottom edges.  And then attached the center piece lining up the top and bottom edges.

The finished piece was attached to a bottom mat of Soft Suede CS (5-14" x 4") and then all attached to a standard A2 size White Card Base.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

'This card features the By the Bay Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

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I began by stamping the "Scene" from the By the Bay stamp set and the Lighthouse from the High Tide stamp set onto  pieces of Post-It tape and then fussy cut them out.

I stamped the lighthouse toward the left side of a piece of Whisper White CS (standard top mat size) using Pacific Point and Smoky Slate inks. And then positioned the lighthouse mask on top of the stamped image.

Then I stamped the "scene" from the By the Bay stamp set on with Memento Tuxedo Black ink,  colored it with Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends sets, and then masked the stamped image.

I sponged the backgound with Marina Mist and Balmy Blue inks, and then stamped the sentiment from the Birthday Banners stamp set in Pacific Point ink.

After removing the masks I sprayed some Shimmer Spray across the finished card front and layered it onto a bottom mat of Cajun Craze CS, and once it was dry them layered them both onto a White Card Base.

This card was cased from one I saw on Pinterest by Linda's Stampin' Escape.


Tuesday, April 30, 2019

This cards features the By the Bay stamp set from Stampin' Up!.

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I stamped the scenery onto a piece of Whisper White CS with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored the scene with Mango Melody, Smoky Slate, Old Olive and Crumb Cake Stampin Blends sets.

I created a mask to cover the scene by stamping it onto a piece of Post-It tape and then fussy cut it out.

I covered the scene with the mask and then used Night of Navy, Blueberry Bushel, Pacific Point and Whisper White inks to color the background sky and water.

I used a Stampin' Write Basic Black marker to outline the roof for definition from the sky.

I cut out the scenery piece and the background mats using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits and Daffodil Delight and Blueberry Bushel CS and attached them all to the White Card Base.

The scenery piece was popped up with Dimensionals.







Monday, April 29, 2019


These  two A2 size cards feature the Home To Roost stamp set from Stampin' Up!

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The rooster was stamped on a scrap of Whisper White CS using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Bermuda Bay, Mango Melody, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie and  Soft Suede (bottom) Stampin' Blends Sets.

Next I masked the rooster with and stamped the grasses with Soft Suede ink.

The square was cut with one of the Stitched Shape Framelits dies and matted on a piece of Bermuda Bay CS cut with one of the scalloped Layering Squares Framelits dies.

I stamped a piece of Natural White CS (3-1/4" x 4") with the Crackle Paint stamp using Soft Suede ink.

The bottom mat is Soft Suede CS which I embossed with the Pinewood Plank embossing folder.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set and was stamped on Natural White CS with Soft Suede ink.  It was cut with a die from the Lily Framelits set.  The background piece is Bermuda Bay CS and was cut with a die from the same set.

Attach the pieces as shown - the Rooster piece was popped up with Dimensionals.  All were layered on a White Card Base.

This second card was done similarly.  The bottom mat and scalloped oval mat were cut from Dapper Denim CS.

The background stamp that I used on the rooster oval is from the Best Birds stamp set.

All the ovals were all cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits.

The crackle mat was from the Color Theory DSP set.

This rooster was colored using Watercolor Pencils.




Sunday, April 28, 2019

Here's another A2 size card featuring the Home to Roost stamp set from Stampin' Up!.

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I stamped the rooster from the Home To Roost stamp set on a scrap piece of Whisper White CS with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Pear Pizzazz, Navy, Mossy Meadow, Real Red, Crushed Curry and Mango Melody Stampin' Blends sets.

Then I used a mask of the rooster that I stamped and fussy cut from Post-It tape to cover the rooster and sponged the background with  Pear Pizzazz and Pool Party inks and stamped the grass using a stamp from the Sheltering Tree stamp set with Pear Pizzazz ink.

I die cut the rooster with one of the Square Stitched Shape Framelits and mounted it a scalloped square cut from Night of Navy CS using the Layering Square Framelits dies.

The bottom mat is Night of Navy CS.  The top mat is a piece of Color Theory DSP.  And the banner is Pear Pizzazz CS which I embossed first using the Subtles embossing folder, and then cut the end of the banner with the Triple Banner Punch.

I used the 2 piece die from the Bunch of Banners Framelits to cut the sentiment frame. The inside piece is Night of Navy ink for the sentiment, which is from the same stamp set, on Whisper White CS, the outside frame is Mossy Meadow CS.

The pieces were layered as shown and mounted on a White Card Base.


Saturday, April 27, 2019

These two A2 size cards feature the Home To Roost stamp set from Stampin' Up!

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Before I started using this set to make cards, I began by stamping several roosters onto Post-It tape and fussy cut them to use as masks.

The rooster was stamped on Whisper White CS using Basic Black Archival ink and colored using Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry and Garden Green Stampin' Write markers.

Next I used a circle mask to cover a spot for the sun and one of the rooster masks to cover the rooster.  Then sponged the background with Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz and Marina mist inks.

 I removed the circle mask and laid down the leftover piece of the mask around the circle and sponged it with Crushed Curry ink.

The grasses were stamped with Soft Suede ink (1st and 2nd generation stamping).  Then I removed all the masks.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set and was stamped with Soft Suede ink.

The bottom mat is Night of Navy CS.  The layered piece was mounted on a White Card Base.

This card is very similar thought I used some Whisper White ink to stamp some "clouds".

Early Espresso ink for the grasses.

And didn't fill in the circle spot with color.

This sentiment is from the same stamp set.

The bottom mat is Old Olive CS.






Tuesday, April 16, 2019

This A2 size card features the Painted Season Stamp Set and the coordinating Four Seasons Framelits from Stampin' Up!

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This card was inspired by a piece of background paper that I had water-colored quite some time ago and then had set aside.

I am guessing that I used Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo & Peekaboo Peach inks - but hard to tell as the colors blended together.

The center of the Top Mat was cut using the die from the Hummingbird Framelits.  And then the water-colored piece was set behind it.

I stamped the flowers onto scraps of Whisper White CS using Poppy Parade inks.  The branches were stamped with Mossy Meadow ink.  All of the pieces were cut out with the dies from the Four Seasons Framelits.  And then the flowers were popped up with Dimensionals and the branches attached beneath them with Tombow Glue.

The sentiments is from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set and was stamped in Poppy Parade Ink.

The "dots" from the set were stamped with Poppy Parade Ink.

The finished Top Mat was attached to a Bottom Mat of Poppy Parade CS and mounted onto a White Card Base.



Monday, April 15, 2019

These three A2 size cards were made using the Painted Seasons Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

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These cards were created using the same basic process.

I began this first card by embossing the Top Mat using the Country Floral Embossing Folder.  I used a Sponge Brayer to ink up the folder with Balmy Blue ink before Embossing.

Next I stamped the flowers and leaves across a 2-1/4" x 7" strip of Whisper White CS using Balmy Blue and Tranquil Tide inks as shown.  I created several masks for these flowers and covered them before I stamped the leaves and branches.

I attached the piece diagonally to the bottom mat and trimmed the excess CS off the edges.

I mounted the finished piece onto a Bottom Mat of Balmy Blue CS and then both pieces to a White Card Base.

The sentiment for this card is from the Home To Roost stamp set and was stamped using Tranquil Tide ink onto a scrap of Balmy Blue CS.


For this second card the Whisper White CS strip is 2-3/4" by 7" and was stamped with Grapefruit Grove and Tranquil Tide Inks.

I applied Tranquil Tide ink to the Embossing Folder before embossing.

The sentiment is from Eclectic Expressions Stamp Set and was cut with a die from the Stitched Labels Framelits.

The bottom mat is Grapefruit Grove CS.



For this third card the Whisper White CS strip is 2" wide.

It was mounted onto a 2-14" strip of Tranquil Tide CS.

The flowers and leaves were stamped with Petal Pink and Tranquil Tide Ink.

I applied Petal Pink ink to the Embossing Folder before embossing.

The sentiment is from the July 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Picnic Paradise.  It was cut using a die from the Stitched Labels Framelits.

The bottom mat is Tranquil Tide.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

This A2 size card features the Painted Seasons Stamp set from Stampin' Up!

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I embossed the Top Mat of Whisper White CS with the Country Floral Embossing Folder.  I used a Sponge Dauber to apply a light coat of Tranquil Tide Ink to the folder before embossing.

Next I stamped the flower from the Painted Seasons stamp set onto a 2-3/4" square of Whisper White CS with Balmy Blue Ink.  I applied a mask to the flower and then stamped the leaves and branches from the same stamp set with Tranquil Tide Ink.

I mounted the square onto a 3" square of Tranquil Tide CS.

Next I cut out the Celebrate & You dies using the Celebrate You Thinlits from Tranquil Tide CS and glued them to the top and bottom of the Top Embossed Mat.

Then I popped up the square mats in the center of the card using Dimensionals.

The Top Mat was glued to a Tranquil Tide Bottom Mat and then both were attached to a White Card Base using Tape Runner.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

These three A2 size cards feature the Painted Seasons Stamp Set, the coordinating Four Seasons Framelits, and the coordinating Painted Seasons DSP from Stampin' Up!

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For this piece I have cut 3 strips (3-3/4" x 1-5/8") of  Painted Seasons DSP and mounted them on a bottom mat (5-1/4" x 4") of Whisper White Card CS leaving an even margin around each piece.

I stamped two of the succulent stamps from the Painted Seasons Stamp Set from scraps of Whisper White CS using Pool Party ink. And then stamped 4 of the leaf stamps from the same set in Lemon Lime Twist ink onto Lemon Lime Twist CS.  I cut all of the stamped pieces with dies from the Four Seasons Framelits.

I cut out the Celebrate & You from Pool Party CS using the Celebrate You Thinlits dies.

I popped-up the two succulent pieces with Dimensionals and then used Tombow Glue to attach the leaves and sentiments as show.

The mat was attached to a Lemon Lime Twist card base using Tape Runner and then I added a few Rhinestones to finish off the card.

I started this second card by embossing a bottom mat of Grapefruit Grove CS using the Country Floral Embossing Folder.  Then a cut a top mat of coordinating Painted Seasons DSP and then cut it in half diagonally and attached one half to the bottom mat using Tombow Glue.

I stamped a flower from the Painted Seasons Stamp Set onto a scrap of Whisper White CS using Grapefruit Grove ink.  And then stamped some leaves from the same set using Call Me Clover ink on scraps of Whisper White CS.  I used an Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker to color the center of the flower as shown.

All the pieces were cut using the Four Seasons Framelits dies.

I popped up the flower in the center of the card using Dimensionals and then glued the pieces to the mat as shown.

The sentiment for this card is from the Birthday Banner stamp set and was stamped onto a Framed label leftover from one of my Paper Pumpkin kits using Call Me Clover ink.  The sentiment was popped up using Dimensionals.

The mat was glued to a White Card Base.

For this third card I cut the bottom mat from a piece of the Painted Seasons DSP.   Then in a different coordinating pattern cut a strip (1-1/2" x 4-3/4") and mounted it onto a mat of Call Me Clover CS (1-3/4 x 5") and attached the strip to the bottom mat using Tape Runner, position as shown to the left side of the mat.

I cut an oval shape with the Layering Ovals Framelits from a piece of Whisper White CS that I embossed with the Country Floral Embossing Folder.  I glued it to a scalloped oval cut from Grapefruit Grove CS using a die from the same set.  I attached the 2 pieces with Tombow Glue.

I stamped the flower from the Painted Seasons stamp set with Grapefruit Grove ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS.  The leaves were stamped using the same stamp set using Call Me Clover Ink on Call Me Clover CS.  These pieces were all cut with the coordinating Four Seasons Framelits dies.  I used an Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker to color the center of the flower as shown.

I popped the flower up in the center of the oval using Dimensionals and then attached the leaves with glue.

The bottom mat was attached to a White Card Base using Tape Runner.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

These two A2 size cards feature the Painted Seasons Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

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This first card is basically just stamping with the great stamps in this set onto a top mat of Whisper White CS.

I used Berry Burst and Mango Melody inks for the flowers and Mossy Meadow ink for the leaves.

The sentiment is from the July 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit and was stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White CS and then cut using one of the dies from the Stitched Label Framelits and popped up using Dimensionals.

I attached the top mat to a bottom mat of Mango Melody CS and then both attached to a White Card Base using Tape Runner.


For this second card I decided to create some masks for the flowers so that the stems of the leaf branches appear to be under the flowers.

I make my masks from a 2' wide roll of Post-It tape so that they can be used over and over.  I stamp them, let them dry thoroughly so I don't get ink all over my fingers when I fussy cut them.

I stamped the flowers first using Mint Macaron ink on a top mat of Whisper White CS.  Then stamped the leaves using Tranquil Tide ink.  I just love this combination.

The sentiment is from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and was stamped in Tranquil Tide ink.

I attached the top mat to a bottom mat of Mint Macaron CS and then both pieces to a White Card Base using Tape Runner.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

These two A2 Size Cards feature the Lasting Lily stamp set and coordinating Lily Framelits from Stampin' Up!

I stamped the lilies from the Lasting Lily stamp set in Melon Mambo ink onto Whisper White CS and cut them out using the Lily Framelits Dies.

I stamped the stems and leaves in Old Olive ink onto Whisper White CS, cut them out, and the used a Sponge Dauber to color over the white edges of the leaf pieces.

I cut the top mat from a piece of DSP from the Frosted Floral set and mounted it on a bottom mat of Mossy Meadow CS.

I attached the leaves and stems to the lilies using Tape Runner.  I popped up the lilies using Dimensionals, but glued the stem and leaf pieces and then trimmed off any excess at the bottom.

The sentiment is also from the Lasting Lily Stamp Set and was stamped in Old Olive ink and then cut with one of the dies from the Lily Framelits.  It was popped up with Dimensionals.  

I added a bow using ribbon that came in the January 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit.

The finished mats were attached to a White Card Base using Tape Runner.

This second card was done basically the same as above but I only used 2 of the lily die cuts.

The top map is  a piece of All My Love DSP.

The bottom mat is Melon Mambo.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

These two A2 size cards feature the Forever Lovely Stamp Set and coordinating Lovely Flower Edgelits Dies from Stampin' Up!

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For this first card I used the 2 piece Forever Lovely Stamp. I stamped the flowers using Blueberry Bushel Ink and the leaves with Granny Apple Green ink on Whisper White CS.

I attached pieces of Lemon Lime Organza Ribbon on the top and bottom of the card using Tape Runner on the back of the mat.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set and was stamped with the Blueberry Bushel Ink on Whisper White CS, cut with a die from the Rose Trellis Thinlits and then sponged around the edge with the Granny Apple Green Ink and popped up with Dimensionals.

The top mat was attached to a bottom mat of Granny Apple Green CS with tape runner and then onto a White Card Base.

I finished the card by adding an Enamel Heart Shape to the sentiment piece and several Rhinestones to the stamped flowers.

For this second card I began by die cutting the top and bottom edges of the top mat of Old Olive CS using the Edgelit die from the Lovely Flowers set.

I centered the die cut onto a bottom mat of Pineapple Punch CS and then added pieces of Old Olive Sheer Ribbon to the top and bottom.

I stamped 2 of the individual flowers from the Forever Lovely stamp set using Pineapple Punch ink on Pineapple Punch CS.  The Whisper White flower die cuts that I placed on top of the die I snipped out of other die cuts from the Lovely Flowers Edgelits Dies.

For the sentiment I started by stamping the outline frame from the Labels to Love stamp set onto a scrap piece of  Whisper White CS using Old Olive Ink and then stamped a sentiment  from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set in the center using Pineapple Punch ink.  I used the Everyday Label Punch to punch out the sentiment.

Both of the flowers and the sentiment were popped up with Dimensionals and then I added a few Rhinestones to the flowers and attached the mats to a White Card Base.


Sunday, March 31, 2019

These three A2 size cards feature the February 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit Grown with Kindness from Stampin' Up!

This is Part 5 of a 5 Part Series.

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All three of these cards feature the Cup stamp mounted on Embossed Backgrounds and Die Cuts.  The Cups were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, colored with Stampin' Blends and then fuzzy cut.

For this first card I used the Night of Navy and Old Olive Stampin' Blend Sets to color the Cup.

I used Blueberry Bushel CS for the bottom mat and also cut the sentiment from the same paper using the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies.

The top mat is Old Olive CS and was embossed using the Country Floral Embossing Folder.

I cut a Doily out of Whisper White CS using the Doily Builder Thinlits Dies.

The layers were all attached using Tape Runner, but I popped up the Cup using Dimensionals.



For this second Card I used Mossy Meadow and Cajun Craze Stampin' Blend Sets to color the Cup.

I used Pear Pizzazz CS for the bottom mat and to cut the frame piece using two of the Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies.

The top mat was cut from Cajun Craze CS and embossed using the Subtle Embossing Folder.

The sentiment was stamped in Cajun Craze ink on a scrap piece of Pear Pizzazz CS using a stamp from Dragonfly Dreams stamp set.  The outside frame for the sentiment was cut from Whisper White CS and the 2 pieces were taped together using Tear & Tape Adhesive strips.

The Background piece behind the Cup was cut from a scrap Whisper White CS using the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies.

The layers were all attached using Tape Runner, but I popped up the Sentiment and the Cup using Dimensionals.

For this third card I used Balmy Blue, Old Olive and Soft Suede Stampin Blend Sets to color the cup.

I used Pear Pizzazz CS for the bottom mat and also used the inside piece that remained when I cut  the frame piece for the card above.  I used one of the Layering Square Framelits Dies to cut a square from the center of the piece.

The top mats was cut from Dapper Denim CS and embossed using the Tufted Embossing Folder.

The sentiment is from the kit and was stamped in Dapper Denim ink and cut using a die from Petals & More Thinlits.

I wrapped 2 pieces of Balmy Blue Organza Ribbon to the ends of the top mat before attaching all the pieces together using Tape Runner, though the cup and sentiment were popped up with Dimensionals.

I finished all 3 cards by attaching some Rhinestones.
These three A2 Size cards feature the February 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit, Grown With Kindness from Stampin' Up.

This is Part 4 of a 5 Part Series.

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All 3 of these cards feature the YOU picture from the kit.  And I chose to make the cards pretty much as suggested in the kit with the exception of color scheme and sentiment.


In each case I began by attaching with Tape Runner the picture to the Basic Gray Mat that came in the kit, centering the 2 pieces.

The sentiment I choose to use was the Celebrate die from the Celebrate You Thinlits.

This top card was mounted on Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock and the die was cut from the same color and mounted to above the word YOU on the mat.



I used Fresh Fig Cardstock for the bottom mat and die cut for this second card.














And used So Saffron Cardstock for this third card.

I finished off each of the cards by adding 3 Rhinestone in the bottom right of the card front.








Saturday, March 30, 2019

These three A-2 size cards feature the February 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit Grown with Kindness from Stampin' Up!

This is Part 3 of a 5 Part Series.


These 3 cards were created using the cup pictures  that came with the kit.  

 I cut the picture for this card to 3-1/4" x 3-3/4".

Then I cut a 2" x 5" strip of Poppy Parade CS,  used the Triple Banner Punch to cut both ends, then cut it into 2 pieces  I used Tape Runner to attach the pieces to the picture as shown.

The sentiment is from the Home To Roost stamp set and was stamped on the picture using Poppy Parade ink.

I attached the picture with the attached banners to one of the Gray Mats that came with the kit, and then attached the mat to a White Card Base and added a few Rhinestones.

This second card is very similar as I used the same color scheme.I cut the picture piece down to a 3-3/4" square.

I used Tape Runner to attach a bottom mat of Poppy Parade CS onto one of the Striped Card Bases that came in the kit. And then attached one of the Gray Mats that came in the kit to Poppy Parade Piece, and then attached the Picture Piece to the center of that.

The sentiment is from the Birthday Banners stamp set and was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto a scrap of Poppy Parade CS and then cut out with using one of the Bunch of Banners Dies and was popped up with Dimensionals.

I cut the third picture piece using one of the Stitched Seasons Framelits dies.  

It was matted onto a top mat of Mint Macaroon CS that I embossed with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder.

And then attached to the bottom mat of Shaded Spruce CS and attached to a White Card Base.

The sentiment is from the Birthday Banners Stamp Set and was stamped using Shaded Spruce ink onto a piece of Whisper White CS.  For this card I also used the die a second time on a piece of Shaded Spruce CS and attached the WW inside piece to the Shaded Spruce outside piece and glued it to the top section of the picture.

I added a bow tied with Coordinating Twine and a few Rhinestones to finish off the card.

Friday, March 29, 2019

These two A-2 size cards feature the February 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit Grown with Kindness from Stampin' Up!

This is Part 2 of a 5 Part Series.

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These 2 cards were created using 1 of the large succulent pieces that came with the kit, cutting it in half, and using one half on each of the 2 cards.

On this first card the Bottom Mat is Tangerine Tango CS which I embossed using the Subtles Embossing Folder.

I glued the Succulent Piece to the left end using 1/8" border.

The cup from the kit was stamped on Whisper White CS using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, colored with Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive Stampin' Blends sets, and fussy cut.

I glued the cup on a diagonal to a square piece of Pear Pizzazz CS cut with one of the Stitched Shaped Framelits Dies.  It was glued to a piece of Whisper White CS cut using one of the Scalloped Layering Squares Framelits, and popped up with Dimensionals on the right end of the bottom mat.

I wrapped a piece of the White Twine that came with the kit around the left side of the completed mat and then glued it to one of the Striped Card Bases that came in the kit.

On this second card the Bottom Mat is Rich Razzleberry CS.  

I glued the Succulent Piece to the left end using a 1/8" border

The cup from the kit was stamped on Whisper White CS using Memento Ink, colored with Rich Razzleberry and Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends, and the piece was cut using the large label die from the Stitched Labels Framelits.  I applied 3 Enamel Shapes to the cup.

I pulled a piece of Basic Gray Shimmer Ribbon thru the 2 end holes on the die, and applied some Dimensionals to the back of the piece to attach it to the card front.  The ends of the ribbon were attached to the back of the bottom mat.  I made a small bow for the corner using the same ribbon and attached it with Glue Dots.

The sentiment is from the Best Birds Stamp Set and was stamped using Memento Ink.

The finished mat was glued to one of the Black Card Bases that came in the kit.

I added a few Rhinestones to each of the 2 cards.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

These A2 size cards feature the February 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit Grown With Kindness from Stampin' Up!

This is part 1 of a 5 part series.

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These 4 cards were all created using 2 of the large succulent images that came with the kit.  I cut both of them in half diagonally and used 1 half on each of the 4 cards.

Next I stamped 4 images using the Cup stamp from the kit onto scrap pieces of Whisper White CS using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored them with Stampin' Blends and then fussy cut them.


For this first card I mounted the piece on a bottom mat (5-1/4" x 4") of Mossy Meadow CS that I embossed using the Country Floral Embossing folder.

This cup features the Daffodil Delight Blend and Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blend sets.  It was popped up using Dimensionals onto a Pearlized Doily that I glued to the card using Tombow Glue.

The sentiment is from the PP kit and was stamped with Mossy Meadow ink onto  Daffodil Delight CS and die cut using a die from the Petals & More Thinlits. It was popped up using Dimensionals.

The completed mat was mounted onto a White Card base.

For this second card I glued the diagonal cut alongside a diagonal cut of Fresh Fig CS that I embossed using the Country Floral Embossing folder onto one of the Vellum pieces that came in the kit and then onto a 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" piece of Old Olive CS.

The cup features the Smoky Slate and Rich Razzleberry Blend Sets and was popped up using Dimensionals onto a Pearlized Doily.

This sentiment is from the PP kit and was stamped with Fresh Fig ink onto a banner cut from Smoky Slate CS. It was popped up using Dimensionals.

The completed mat was mounted onto a White Card base.

For this third card I glued the diagonal cut onto a bottom mat of Pear Pizzazz CS.

The cup features the Rich Razzleberry and Granny Apple Green Blends and was mounted onto a square of Whisper White CS die cut using the Stitched Shape Framelits and then glued to a scallop square die cut of Rich Razzleberry CS using the Layering Square Framelits.  This piece was popped up using Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the PP kit and was stamped with Rich Razzleberry ink onto Whisper White CS, die cut using a die from the Petals & More Thinlits Dies. It was popped up using Dimensionals.

The completed mat was mounted onto one of the Striped Card bases that came in the PP kit.


For the fourth card I used some Tear & Tape Adhesive strips to attach the diagonal cut alongside a diagonal cut of Fresh Fig CS that I embossed using the Country Floral Embossing folder.

I attached a piece of Lemon Lime Organza ribbon to the top and bottom of the piece.  And then attached them to a bottom mat of Lemon Lime CS.

The cup features the Smoky Slate and Rich Razzleerry blends and was popped up with Dimensionals onto a Pearlized Doily that was glued to a scalloped circle die cut using the Layering Circle Framelits.

The sentiment is from the PP kit and was stamped with Rich Razzleberry ink onto Lemon Lime CS, and die cut using a Petals & More Thinlits Die.  It was popped up using Dimensionals.

The completed mat was mounted onto a White Card Base.

At the end I attached a few Rhinestones to each of the cards.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

These three pocket cards feature the Forever Lovely stamp set and the coordinating Lovely Flower Edgelits dies from Stampin' Up!

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I began by stamping the insert for the cards.  This first one was stamped in Crushed Curry and Old Olive inks onto a piece of Whisper White CS 4-1/2" x 3-1/4" and mounted onto a piece of Crushed Curry CS 4-3/4' x 3-1/2".

The sentiment is from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set and was stamped with Crushed Curry ink.









Then I created the pocket for the insert by die cutting a piece of Whisper White CS with the Edgelit die from the coordinating Lovely Flower dies.  I trimmed the piece of WW CS to 4" wide  x 4-1/4" tall (to the top of the die cut).

I stamped the sentiment from the Forever Lovely stamp set in Old Olive ink.  The stamped the 2 flowers from Forever Lovely in Crushed Curry ink (2nd generation stamping) across the sentiment as shown.  Then added the leaf sprigs and hearts in the same colors as shown using other dies from the set.

Lastly glued the card front onto a  5-1/4" x 4" Whisper White CS mat to form the pocket, mounted  it onto a 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" base using a thin line of Tombow glue on the sides and bottom edges .  Let it dry completely before inserting the other inside mat to complete the pocket card.





This version of the card was stamped using Highland Heather and Old Olive inks and Highland Heather CS.


















And this version of the card was stamped using Peekaboo Peach and Mossy Meadow inks and Peekaboo Peach CS.