Thank You Flower Tag Card

This Tag card is made with the Timeless Tags Bundle.  It is pretty quick and you get to color a little bit.
*Bundle #144725:  That’s The Tag Photopolymer stamps + Timeless Tags Thinlits
Stamps:  *That’s The Tag Photopolymer #142918
Ink:  Rose Red
Memento Tuxedo Black
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Falling in Love Designer Series Paper (12×12) #142788
Markers:  Rose Red
Cucumber Crush
Big Shot:  *Timeless Tags Thinlits #142755
Other:  Sweet Sugarplum 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon #141428
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut out your Tag from Whisper White card stock and the Tag Thinlit with your Big Shot.
4.  Stamp Thanks So Much in Rose Red ink in the center of your Tag.
5.  Lay the flower stems stamp with flat side up on your tag.  Slightly curve the bottom of the stems to match the curve of your tag.  Hold in place while putting a block on top.
6.  Stamp the flower stems on the tag and the patterned paper with Memento ink.  You might want to reverse the way the flowers are stamped on the patterned paper.
7.  Color the flowers with your Rose Red Marker.  Color the stems and leaves with your Cucumber Crush Marker.
8.  Cut about 5-6″ of Ribbon and put through Tag hole.  It helps to fold the ribbon in half, then at the fold you fold the ribbon in half again so you can get it through the Tag hole.  Pull most of the way through, then put the ends of the ribbon through the loop and pull tight.
9.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the Tag and attach to card front.
10.  If desired, you can stamp and color the flowers on your envelope.

Enjoy making this Timeless Tag card!

Lots of Hearts Valentine Card

We made this Lots of Hearts Valentine’s Card at my class last Friday.  It was a favorite!  I hope you enjoy making one also.
Lots of Hearts Valentine CardSUPPLIES:
*Bundle #144705:  Sealed with Love Photopolymer stamp set + Love Notes Framelits
Stamps:  *Sealed with Love Photopolymer #142815
First Sight  Clear #140688  (Apparently this is no longer available in Wood Mount)
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Thick Whisper White
Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack (6×6) #142733
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
*Love Notes Framelits #142752
Sweet and Sassy (Heart) Framelits #141707  OR use the Sweetheart Punch #133786
Other:  Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack #142737
Stamping Sponge wedge
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue
Glue Dots

1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Sending Love paper at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Stamp in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock:
~Happy Valentine’s Day
~First Sight heart
4.  Cut out:
~The heart you stamped with either the Sweetheart Punch (shown) or one of the Sweet and Sassy Framelits.  Sponge around the edges with Real Red ink.
~The heart from the Sending Love paper with either the Sweetheart Punch (shown), a Sweet and Sassy Framelit, or fussy cut it.
~Happy Valentine’s Day with the Stitched Shapes Circle Framelit.  Sponge around the edges with Real Red ink.
~The Heart Strip:  Cut Real Red card stock at 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″.  Place the straight edge of the Heart Strip Framelit and run through your Big Shot.
5.  Assemble.  Lay out all the pieces on your card front in the position you want them.  Attach:
~The Heart Strip with Tombow Glue
~The Heart cut outs and the Happy Valentine’s Day with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Tie a bow with the Real Red Sending Love Ribbon.  Attach it with 2-3 Glue Dots.
6.  Decorate your envelope by stamping some of the heart stamps on your envelope front and/or flap.

Enjoy making this Lots of Hearts Valentine’s Day Card

Confetti Birthday Card

Here is a super quick and easy Birthday card using the Confetti Embossing Folder and the Big on Birthdays stamp set.  This card is perfect for men, women, and children.
Confetti Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Big on Birthdays  Photopolymer #142877
Ink:  Pacific Point
Card Stock:  So Saffron
Big Shot:  Confetti embossing folder #140592
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue

1.  Cut your So Saffron card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your So Saffron card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Confetti embossing folder.
3.  Stamp in the flat Oval on your card front: Happy Birthday and To You and the stars in Pacific Point ink.
4.  Glue your card front to your card base.

Choose different colors and make your own Confetti Birthday card.

Glassine Paper Bow Card

This is a quick and easy card using Glassine paper for the background, a doily for the next layer, and a punched bow for the focal point.  You can substitute any paper for the Glassine sheet, a die cut for the Doily, and a tied ribbon bow for the punched bow.  You can also add a stamped greeting if desired.
Glassine Bow CardSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Night of Navy
Marina Mist
Sending Love Glassine Sheets #142734  (or use Vellum)
Lace Doilies #142793  Choose either the White or Vanilla side
Punch:  Bow Builder #137414
 Stamping Sponge wedge
Tombow Glue
Glue Dots
Silicone Craft Sheet  #127853

1.  Cut your Night of Navy card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Sending Love Glassine Sheet at 3-1/2″ x 6″.  The Glassine Sheet is 6″ wide.  You can also use Vellum or patterned paper instead of the Glassine Sheet.
3.  Angle your Glassine Sheet so it touches both the top right corner and the bottom left corner.  Make marks slightly past the edges on both sides so you know where to apply your adhesive.  You can use Glue Dots, but they show through the corners.
~Since I made this I have learned a new way to attach Glassine and Vellum without the adhesive showing through.
~Cut a Sponge wedge
~Put about a 3/4″ circle of Tombow Glue on your Silicone Craft Sheet.  Pounce your Sponge wedge to cover the rounded part with Tombow Glue.
~Now Pounce your gluey Sponge Wedge evenly on the back of your Glassine Sheet or Vellum.
~Attach your Glassine Sheet to your card front, being careful to not glue it to the surface underneath.
~ Spread your Bone Folder over the top to flatten.
~Attach your Lace Doily using the gluey Sponge Wedge.
~Turn card over so the card front is facing down.  Let dry while you make your Bow.
4.  Punch your Marina Mist card stock twice with the Bow Builder Punch as you need two of most parts.
~Use your Bone Folder to curl the longer Bow pieces and one of the smallest rectangle pieces.  The Bow ends do not need to be curled.
~Attach the ends of one long Bow piece together with a Glue Dot.  Now attach the ends of the other Bow piece together with a Glue Dot.  Attach the end of the two long Bow pieces together with a Glue Dot with one on the right side and one on the left side.
~Attach one Bow end to the bottom of each Long Bow piece with 2 Glue Dots so the Bow ends stick out evenly at the ends of the Long Bow pieces.
~Now attach the curled rectangle piece around the center of the Bow using a Glue Dot at each end and having the ends meet at the back of the Bow.
5.  Attach the Bow to your card front with 3 Glue Dots.  Your card is finished.

Enjoy making this easy Bow Card.

Love Heart Card

This is a fun Valentine’s Card to make.  You can also use it for a Wedding or Anniversary card – just add one more heart.  It is pretty simple if you want to make several.
Love Heart Valentine or Wedding CardSUPPLIES:
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Whisper White
Red Glimmer Paper
Big Shot:  Sunshine Wishes  Thinlits #141489
Happy Heart Embossing Folder #137364
Other:  Stamping Sponge wedge
Tombow Glue

1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut you Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Happy Heart embossing folder.  Sponge around the edges with Real Red ink.
3.  Cut out your Heart and Love from Red Glimmer Paper.  Make sure the Love is on top of the Glimmer Paper.  Cut out the Heart from the BACK white side of the Glimmer Paper.  Glue to embossed card front.
NOTE:  For Wedding or Anniversary card cut out two Hearts and overlap them on the card front.
4.  Gently sponge Real Red ink over the hearts around the love and Heart die cuts leaving some white areas.
5.  Glue to card base.

Happy Valentine Card Making!

Lacy Thank You Butterfly Card

Make this Clean and Simple Lacy Thank You Butterfly card to tell someone Thank You.
*=Sale-a-bration item available until March 31, 2017.  FREE with $50 purchase
  *So Very Much  Wood #143340
*Delicate Details  Photopolymer #143314
*Any Occasion Photopolymer #143348
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette
Melon Mambo
Elegant Eggplant
Big Shot:  Bold Butterflies Framelits #138135
Butterflies Thinlits #137360
Adhesive:  Glue Dots
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen

1.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp with Elegant Eggplant ink:
~Large Thank you
~Lace:  Angle based on the Thank you.  I did the right side first, then the left side.
~Banner Thank You
3.  Cut your Butterfly parts out with your Big Shot.
~Solid Butterfly shape from Melon Mambo card stock.
~Butterfly details from Elegant Eggplant card stock.
4.  Attach Butterfly parts together with Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen.  Wait a minute or so until it is dry.  Then bend the Butterfly along each side of it’s body.  Attach left side with Glue Dots.  Fold right Butterfly wing in so card will fit in envelope.

Happy Thank You card making!

Let’s Celebrate Balloon Birthday Card

The Balloon Adventures Bundle is really fun to use!  Make this simple Celebration card with just a few supplies to celebrate a birthday or other occasion.
Lets Celebrate Balloon Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
*Bundle #144708:  Balloon Adventures stamp set + Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits. Bundle available until May 31, 2017
Stamps:  *Balloon Adventures Photopolymer #142823
Inks:  Tempting Turquoise
Island Indigo
Whisper White Craft #101731
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Tempting Turquoise
Big Shot:  *Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits  #142753
Punch:  Project Life Corner Rounder #135346
Adhesive:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base ar 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Balloon shape out of Tempting Turquoise card stock.  The sides will need to be cut along the embossed edge lines with either your Paper Trimmer or scissors.
3.  Stamp:
~Balloons in Whisper White ink.  Whisper White Craft ink takes a little longer to dry so avoid touching it for a few minutes.
~Banner in Tempting Turquoise ink
~Let’s Celebrate in Island Indigo ink
4.  Round all four corners with the Corner Rounder Punch.
5.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.  Attach to card front.

Happy Celebrating!

Metallic Ribbon Birthday Card

This Ribbon Birthday card uses the 3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo that is a Sale-a-bration product.  It also uses the NEW Big on Birthdays stamp set from the 2017 Occasions Catalog.  Because the Ribbon is gold and silver you can use a variety of color combinations to make your own version of this card.
Ribbon Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Big on Birthdays  Photopolymer  #142877
Ink:  VersaMark
Card Stock:  Island Indigo
Pool Party
Embossing:  Gold Embossing Powder #109129
Heat Tool  #129053
Other:  3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack #143601 (Sale-a-bration product-FREE with $50 purchase until March 31, 2017)
Paper Snips/fussy cutting scissors
Stampin’ Dimensionals

1.  Cut your Island Indigo card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Pool Party card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  If desired, cut a piece the same size to put inside the card and attach it now.
3.  Ribbon.  Cut three 6-1/2″ – 7-1/2″ strips of ribbon.  I cut one silver and two gold.  Use any combination or just one color.
~Put SNAIL on the back of the ribbon just running it along the whole length.  Attach it where desired.
4.  Rub you Embossing Buddy on your Island Indigo card stock that you will stamp on.  Stamp your birthday words in Versamark ink on Island Indigo card stock.  Dump Gold embossing powder on it, then remove excess.  Melt with Heat Tool.  Fussy cut around the edges with your scissors.  Attach to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
5.  Attach your card front to your card base with SNAIL or Fast Fuse.

Let’s keep making Birthday cards so we will have them when we need to send them to family and friends this year.

Sweet Flower Card

This Sweet Flower card is pretty quick to make.  Choose 2 coordinating colors of card stock and make your own version.  The pretty flower embellishment adds just the right amount of bling.
Sweet Flower CardSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Sweet Sugarplum
Rich Razzleberry
Big Shot:  Window Box Thinlit #142762
Cupcake Cutouts Framelits #141474
Other:  Falling in Love embellishment #142791
Tombow Glue or Fine-Tip Glue Pen
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Glue Dots

1.  Cut your Rich Razzleberry card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Sweet Sugarplum card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  With your Big Shot cut out the large Window Box flower Thinlit in the center of your card front.
3.  Attach your card front to your card base with Fast Fuse.
4.  Cut your “Sweet” and the Cupcake Cutouts curlique from Rich Razzleberry card stock.  Attach with glue to your card front.
5.  Attach your Flower embellishment with 2 Glue Dots.
6.  If desired cut a piece of Sweet Sugarplum card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″ and attach to the inside to write on.

Enjoy the fun cutouts in the Window Box Thinlits and Cupcake Cutouts.

Valentine Nuggets Treat

This Hershey Nuggets Valentine Treat is pretty quick and easy to make-especially if you are doing multiples.  Have fun!
Hershey Nugget Valentine TreatSUPPLIES:
*Bundle #144705:  Sealed with Love  Photopolymer stamps + Love Notes Framelits
*Stamps:  Sealed with Love Photopolymer #142815
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Sending Love Designer Series Paper (6×6)  #142733
Big Shot:  *Love Notes Framelits #142752
Other:  Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack #142737
2″ x 8″ Cellophane Bags #141703
Glue Dots
Hershey Nuggets in your favorite flavor from your local store

1.  Stamp the overlapping Hearts in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Stamp one of the small sayings under the Hearts.  Cut out with the squarish Framelit and line up the  wavy top part with the top of your hearts.  Cut out with your Big Shot.  Sponge around the white edges with Real Red ink if desired.
2.  Find the small envelope Framelit and cut it out of Whisper White card stock.  Put together with a Glue Dot.  If desired, stamp a Heart or other small image in the upper front corner.  People will see it when they pull the envelope off the cellophane bag.  Insert the Overlapping Hearts note in the envelope.
3.  Cut your patterned paper at 3″ x 6″.  Cut six 1″ x 3″ pieces of patterned paper.  Attach to Hershey Nuggets with Glue Dots.
4.  Put Hershey Nuggets in 2″ x 8″ cellophane bag.  Tie closed with Red Ribbon.  Attach Envelope and Love Note with 2-3 Glue Dots.
5.  Give to someone special.

Have fun giving Valentine Treats to your friends and neighbors!

Baby Bear Card

I made this Baby Bear Card to celebrate the birth of a new grandson born the day after Christmas.  This cute bear that looks so soft and fuzzy is done entirely with stamps and three colors of ink.  Make a pink version for a girl using Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, and Melon Mambo inks and card stock.
Baby Teddy Bear CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Baby Bear  Photopolymer #141859
Inks:  Sahara Sand
Crumb Cake
Tip Top Taupe
Soft Sky
Marina Mist
Night of Navy
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Soft Sky
Marina Mist
Other:  Scissors
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

1.  Cut your Whisper White at 3-1/8″ x 3-3/8″.
2.  Stamp you Bear on the Whisper White making sure the widest sides are at the top and bottom.
3.  The Bear stamps are numbered on the plastic sheet they are attached to.  Look through the inked stamps to line up the Bear parts.
~Stamp Bear part 1 in Sahara Sand ink.  Most solid stamp,
~Stamp Bear part 2 in Crumb Cake ink.  Medium solid stamp.
~Stamp Bear part 3 in Tip Top Taupe ink.  Less solid stamp.
On a scrap of Whisper White stamp the Bow.
~most solid in Soft Sky ink
~Least solid in Marina Mist ink.
~Cut out the bow with scissors and attach to the Bear with Glue Dots.
4.  Cut your Marina Mist card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and Fold at 4-1/4″.
5.  Cut your Soft Sky card stock at 3-1/2″ x 3-3/4″.  Attach under stamped Bear with Fast Fuse or SNAIL.  Attach the layered Bear to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
6.  Stamp your sentiment on the card base with Night of Navy ink.

Enjoy making a pink version for a Baby Girl!

Happy Birthday Candle Card

This Flower Birthday Candle card uses the Candle Punch and two layers of card stock to make a multi-colored candle.  The flowers are colored with markers.  So choose your birthday person’s favorite two colors to make your version of this card.
Flower Birthday Candle CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Big on Birthdays  Photopolymer #142877
Ink:  Watermelon Wonder
Markers:  Daffodil Delight
Old Olive
Card Stock:  Whisper White
So Saffron
Watermelon Wonder
Punch:  Candle Border #142764
Adhesive:  SNAIL or Tombow Glue

1.  Cut your So Saffron card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/2″.  Punch your Candle Border along one of the 5-1/2″ edges starting in the center, then punch each edge.  Use your Paper Trimmer to cut 1/4″ off each 4″ side to just above the candles.  Use scissors to cut the off the 1/4″ section off above the candle at the edge. You can cut at an angle if you want to.
3.  Stamp your Happy Birthday in Watermelon Wonder ink.  Color the flowers with Daffodil Delight Marker and the leaves and stems with Old Olive Marker.
4.  Cut a 1/2″ x 5-1/2″ strip of both Watermelon Wonder and So Saffron.  Attach under the candles.  I just ran SNAIL along the bottom edge and over the candles, using my fingers to move the SNAIL from the open parts of the candles.  Add the Watermelon Wonder card stock strip along the bottom edge so it shows through the candle cut outs.  Line up the So Saffron strip so it touches the Watermelon Wonder strip.  Make sure there is enough adhesive to attach the top.
5.  Attach the card front to the card base with SNAIL.

Have fun making this Birthday Card in a variety of colors.


Love Card with Wooden Accents

This fun LOVE card can be used for any LOVE Occasion such as Valentine’s Day, Wedding, Anniversary or just to say I Love You anytime.  It is a quick card to make with just a little stamping and glueing on the wooden embellishments.  This card is perfect for guys and others who love wood.
Every Friday now through Valentine’s Day will feature either a card or something else you can use for Valentine’s Day or other LOVE Occasions.

Stamps:  Double Talk Photopolymer #142908
Ink: Flirty Flamingo
Watermelon Wonder
Real Red
Card Stock:  Watermelon Wonder
Embellishments:  Sending Love Wood Embellishments #142735
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen or Glue Dots

1.  Cut your Watermelon card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp:
~Block Love Banner stamp in Watermelon Wonder ink
~Block Love stamp in Flirty Flamingo ink inside the open LOVE in the Banner.
~Delicate Line Love stamp in Real Red centered inside the Flirty Flamingo Block Love.
3.  Choose and lay out the wood embellishments you want.  Attach them with the adhesive of your choice.  You are done!

Have fun making Valentines for your family and friends!


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January’s Host Code is: ATCH3NZ4 and is good for January 1-10th.

Then join THE CLUB!  There are three choices.

1. BASIC CLUB (US only)

~Place an order of at least $50 by the 10th of each month (January, February, and March 2017) using the Host Code.
~If your order is $150 or more please do NOT use the Host Code and choose your FREE Stampin’ Rewards products!  (Stampin’ Rewards include Exclusive products AND everything in the current catalogs!)
~Your Tutorial will be emailed to you on the 11th of each month.
~Fill out the Email Form on the linked page.  Then place your order before the 10th.



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~$10 a month for the Card Kit to be mailed to your home.
~You will pay the $10 a month January, February, and March.
~Place an order of at least $50 by the 10th of each month (January, February, and March 2017) using the Host Code.
~If your order is $150 or more please do NOT use the Host Code and choose your FREE Stampin’ Rewards products!  (Stampin’ Rewards include Exclusive products AND everything in the current catalogs!)
~Your Tutorial will be emailed to you on the 11th of each month.
~The Card Kit. Supplies to make 2 cards are included along with 2 Envelopes.
~Your Card Kits will be mailed on the following dates.
-January 30th since I will be away from home most of January.
-February 27th
-March 27th
~I will email you a tracking number if I can.
~You will be taken first to PayPal, then to the page to fill out your email information.  Place your order before the 10th.

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~$10 a month for January, February, March 2017.
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~1st of month email with supply list.
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Watercolored Flowers Card

You can now order from the NEW 2017 Occasions Catalog and earn 1 FREE Sale-a-bration product for every $50 of products you buy!  The Flowered paper is one of the Sale-a-braton choices.  I colored it with the NEW Watercolor Pencils and an Aqua Painter.
Watercolored Flower card

Watercolor Pencils #141709
Inside the Lines Paper #143830 (Sale-a-bration Product)
Watermelon Wonder card base
Aqua Painter #103954
Tear & Tape
Bone Folder

1.  Cut your Watermelon Wonder card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Decide which way you want your flower patter to go and cut at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
3.  Color with your Watercolor Pencils:
~Flower Petals-Real Red.  Color darker by the center and where the petals meet.
~Flower Centers-Daffodil Delight.  Add a little Early Espresso in the very center.
~Large Leaves and stems-Old Olive
~Small Leaves-Old Olive and Daffodil Delight
~Bee & wings-Daffodil Delight (I didn’t use the Aqua Painter here.
4.  Gently color each item except the bee using your Aqua Painter.  Make sure your brush tip is wet, but do NOT squeeze more water out as you paint as this paper does warp and wrinkle more with more water used.  Clean the brush tip before you move onto a different color.
5.  Let dry.  It does dry pretty quickly, but I did not time how long it took.
6.  Now go back and add some shading to the flower petals and large leaves.  I did use the Aqua Painter on the leaves, but not on the flowers this second time.
7.  Let dry again.
8.  Flatten out your paper with your Bone Folder.  Add Tear & Tape around all four sides.  Center your paper and use your Bone Folder to help it lay flat on your card base.
9.  You can add a greeting if you want, but I liked mine without one.

Happy Watercoloring!

Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration Information

The FUN begins tomorrow!  You will be able to order from the NEW 2017 Occasions Catalog!  For every $50 in merchandise you buy you will get to choose 1 FREE Sale-a-bration product!  There are NO LIMITS!  (except your budget)  I will post both catalogs on my Current Catalogs page tomorrow per Stampin’ Up! rules.  NOTE:  Online Ordering begins about 3am Utah time tomorrow!

There are THREE ways to enjoy Sale-a-bration.


Here’s the deal: for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.  It is also the perfect time to replenish your card stock and adhesives AND get something FREE!  Go to My Online Store tomorrow morning to get those items on your Wish List!


Need another excuse to get together with friends? Just host a qualifying party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards! You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!  Contact Me today to schedule your Party with your friends.


It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free!  Contact Me today to join!  I will answer any questions you may have.  You can also go HERE for more information.  You can Sign Up HERE.  This option is also great if your Wish List/Order is over $100 and/or you want a 20% discount on everything you buy.

Happy Sale-a-bration!

Sneek Peek: Lacy Kindred Spirits Card

This Lacy Card features the the Delicate Details Sale-a-bration stamp set and the NEW Lace Doily!
Lacy Kindred Spirits CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Delicate Doilies Photopolymer #143314  (FREE with $50 purchase)
First Sight  Clear #140688 (I have the wood #140685, but it is apparently no longer available in wood mount.)
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Blushing Bride
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372 available around January 16, 2017
Doily:  Lace Doilies #142793
Adhesive:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen

1.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Line up your Lace stamps where you want on the card front with the flat side up.  Gently place your Clear Block H on top of the stamps.  Now ink up the stamps with Melon Mambo ink and line up the stamp on the the front of your card and stamp.  Hold the card base onto the stamp and flip it over.  Run a clear block over the back of the entire card front being careful to rub all the corners.  (You can see I missed part of the upper left corner.)  Remove card base from stamps.  (You can stamp each lace strip separately if you want.  But it quicker stamping all the stamps at once and they are all lined up correctly.)
3.  Stamp the leafy small backgroud stamp from First Sight stamp set in Blushing Bride ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the Stitched Shapes Oval/  Stamp Kindred Spirits in Melon Mambo ink in the center of your Oval.
4.  Glue your Lace Doily to the center of your card front.
5.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach your Stitched Shapes Oval to your card front.  Your card is finished!
6.  You can use any of the stamps to decorate your envelope.  This will make the receiver excited to see what is inside.  It will also give the mailmen and women something to look at besides plain white envelopes.

Happy Card Making!

Flower Thank You Card

We do need to make Thank You cards for all the Christmas gifts we received.  This one is quick and easy and uses just 3 individual stamps and 1 ink color directly on your card base.  So choose your colors and get started making those Thank You notes!
Flower Thank You CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  So Very Much  Wood #143340, Clear #143343 (Sale-a-bration item FREE with $50 purchase)
Big on Birthdays  Photopolymer #142877
Ink:  Memento Black
Card Stock:  Cucumber Crush

1.  Cut your Cucumber Crush card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your Thank You in the center of your card.  Add the small part of the greeting underneath the Thank You.
3.  Stamp the large flower border starting at the upper left corner.  Stamp three more times working around the card.  You are finished.

Happy Card Making!

Sale-a-bration Sneak Peek: Pretty Pocket Card Kit

The Pretty Pocket Card Kit is one of the Sale-a-bration items you can choose when you spend $50 in merchandise.  Here are two things you can do with it.  The So Saffron Yellow one is made with parts included in the Kit.  The Pool Party one is made using stamps to decorate it.
Pocket Card-closedYELLOW POCKET CARD
Pretty Pocket Card Kit #143832  (all pieces have adhesive)
1.  Remove the adhesive backing on the Pocket Card.  Line up edges and seal closed.
2.  Decorate the lined insert by choosing a self-adhesive greeting and flower and put them where shown.
3.  Tie some Baker’s Twine around the card outside.  You are finished!

Pocket Card-OpenPOOL PARTY CARD:
Pretty Pocket Card Kit #143832  (all pieces have adhesive)
Stamps:  Window Shopping
Big on Birthdays
Delicate Details  Photopolymer # (Sale-a-bration item)
Ink:  Island Indigo

1.  Stamp Lace from Delicate Details across the card bottom with Island Indigo ink.  You might want to mask the side with a sticky note to prevent the Lace stamping on the back of your Pocket Card.
2.  Stamp the Lined Insert with Island Indigo ink”
~Thinking of you from Window Shopping stamp set
~Bow from Big on Birthdays stamp set
3.  Write your message on the Insert lines provided.  Put the insert in the card and envelope and give to the person intended.

Happy Sale-a-bration!