Stampin’ Up Toile Christmas Bundle

September 13, 2019

Have you seen the cardinal from the Stampin’ Up Toile Christmas stamp set
on page 3 of the Holiday Catalog?

  I noticed that it was colored with Watercolor Pencils so I added some to my image. I stamped my cardinal in Cherry Cobbler ink on Real Red Cardstock. Then I colored the breast/belly with some Pumpkin Pie and white colored pencils.  I colored the beak with Daffodil Delight colored pencil. It added just a little something to pep up the image. I plan to play around some more with this beautiful bird…

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*I used the retired Hardwood Background stamp as my backdrop for the cardinal.
I also used a Real Red Stampin’ Blend on the berries:)

Stampin’ Up Buckle Card Video Tutorial with Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper

September 11, 2019

I finally cut into the gorgeous Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper!

I made a Fun fold called a Buckle Card because of the way the card closes- a belt slides into a buckle:)
Here is a video showing how to make one:

The beautiful hummingbirds with the clear embossed texture on the DSP were easy to fussy cut with my Stampin’ Up Paper Snips. I made two different variations depending on how the hummingbird was facing.

The Stampin’ Up Here’s a Card stamp set had a great sentiment that fit the card wonderfully.

Card Base is 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 5-1/2″ on 8-1/2″ side.
The Leaves DSP is  2-3/4″ x 4″ and the belt DSP is 1-1/2″ x 3″.
The Belt is 1-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ scored at 5-1/4″ so there is a 1/4″ flap to attach to the card base.
The embossed circle is 2-1/4″, the bordering circle is 2-1/2″. Inside panel is 4″ x 5-1/4″.

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* I did use the 2-1/4″ and the 2-1/2″ circle punches:)

While the Mosaic Mood DSP is not on sale, you can get your hands on some of other gorgeous papers with the
Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale going on NOW!

Stampin’ Up Snow Front

September 9, 2019

I pretended I was a watercolor artist over the weekend…
this is what the Stampin’ Up Snow Front stamp set helped me do:

I can’t wait to play around some more with this set…
look at all the great “clear” photopolymer stamps to design your own masterpiece:

At first, I was bummed I did not use my Stamparatus to stamp the  Buffalo Check Background and it was not perfect but then thought nothing is more comfy than a well worn flannel shirt!

I easily cut down my sentiment stitched rectangle by cutting it out with the die and then placing the die right where I wanted it to be sized. You can customize the die cut to any size you want by sliding the die over the stitches that just sink down into the die cut. I use a post it to hold it in place when I die cut to be safe:) Think of all the possible sizes you can make!!

Mountains: Crumb Cake
Cabin and Deer: Soft Suede
Pond: Balmy Blue
Trees: Garden Green

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Stampin’ Up Free Skate in Blue

September 6, 2019


I just love how clean, cool, and fresh this card turned out.
The Stampin’ Up Free Skate Bundle made it super easy to make this beautiful card.
I mean, it’s Stampin’ Up that makes it easy for me to be an artist!

The soft textured background was made with the NEW Winter Knit 3D Embossing Folder. You know I die cut the blue laces from the blue under the embossed panel. The silver snowflakes were die cut with the NEW Frosted Frames Dies. Aren’t the silver blades so cool?

Just a simple stamping of a sentiment and some snowflakes on the inside.
The Timeless Label Punch is the perfect size for the sentiments on the inside or outside.
I think they are interchangeable- I made another card with them switched:)

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Stampin’ Up Inspiring Iris Peek Through the Middle Video Tutorial

September 4, 2019

Now, I am back in the summer mood and using the lovely Stampin’ Up Inspiring Iris stamp set.

Two easy cuts makes this fun fold card. Watch the video:

I just love the Highland Heather colored Iris along with the gingham pattern in the Subtles Designer Series Paper.

The Old Olive rhinestones in the Noble Peacock Rhinestones worked well to add some bling to the focal point on the front of the card.


The Card Base is 5-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ scored at 4-1/4″ on the 5-3/4″ side. The bottom purple portion is 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. The DSP is 1″ x 5″ and the white border around the DSP is 1-1/4″ x 5-1/4″. The inside white panel is 4″ x 5-1/4″. Use 4-1/4″ x 3″ pieces of white and purple for the labels the iris is stamped on.

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