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Stampin’ Up! Poppy Moments and Well Written Dies

May 2020

I love the brightness of Poppy Parade. I am so glad we have Poppy Parade along with Real Red and Cherry Cobbler. So many times, I just need the perfect red…and I have three!

Ha! a stamp free card…only die cuts!!! This is a great card to let someone know you are thinking of them and missing them…shout out to all my peeps in PA and FLA- miss you terribly over the last two months! Praise the Lord for social media during this social distancing. Hugs to you all! Thank you for all the encouragement from blog followers who I know over the internet without even meeting face-to face…friends who make the day brighter!!


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Stampin’ Up! Grace’s Garden Bundle

February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine’s Day, lovely friends!!!

Simple and sweet…stamp, die cut, and color.

I just love this card. The layering of the fence adds so much to the softly colored images. I die cut the Stitched Rectangle first, then stamped the flowers in Archival Basic Gray Ink and colored them with my Stampin’ Blends- Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron, and Highland Heather. Then I stamped the fence, die cut it, and colored it with a Crumb Cake Blend. My intention was to have the little bird on the fence but the smudge above the flowers needed hidden! So, the Balmy Blue bird did his job of covering it:) I am not quite sure how I colored the cat…I think it was Daffodil Delight blended with Crumb Cake?

I was pleased with the simple addition of part of the fence with flowers on the inside of the card.

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Basic Gray Archival Stampin’ Pad

Basic Gray Archival Stampin’ Pad

Stampin’ Up! Parisian Beauty Bundle

January 20, 2020

I had a fun day yesterday at my friend Ann Hillery’s home. She hosted a shoebox swap for demonstrators to share ideas. We each brought a finished card and kits for others to make the same card. We went from one table seat to another table seat working on the cards. Everything was die cut for us- we just stamp, color, assemble. It is always a great time, and the three soups made by Ann and Linda Briel along with salad and pumpkin bundlt cake and raspberry crumb bars for lunch were delicious!  My friend Patti Sharkey had this Parisian Beauty for us to make:

I love all the patterns in the Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper
but the script is especially striking in the champagne metallic against the Petal Pink background. Tip: Using a 3″ x 4″ piece of the luxurious paper not only makes a statement but also stretches your paper to get 12 pieces from a 12″ x 12″ piece.

The black Eiffel Tower really pops off the card. There is not a die for the flower so I did have to fussy cut the flowers but I did it with minimal whining…

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Stampin’ Up! Parisian Beauty Bundle

January 13, 2020

Oh my, I was blown away with how pretty the Stampin’ Up! Parisian Flourish Embossing Folder is when I used it…especially when I used the Champagne Foil!

The Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper is so, so gorgeous with its accents of metallic champagne. I love the Pool Party, Petal Pink, and Cherry Cobbler included in the paper’s color palette. The Petal Pink Metallic Edged Ribbon is just so elegant.

The Parisian Beauty Bundle is featured along with the Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms Bundle in the Parisian Blossoms Suite on pages 14-17 of the Stampin’ Up Mini Catalog.

I like how the inside turned out, too!

Did you notice I did not even use any ink on this card? The “merci” is a die cut! 

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Using the Negative Die Cut Video Tutorial with the Stampin’ Up Praiseworthy Prose Bundle

July 31, 2019

It’s Wednesday…time for a video tutorial!
This one shows how to use the Negative Die Cut for an accent on your card creations:)

The Hand Lettered Prose Dies are a great alphabet to use on an A2 sized card.
Thank You fits wonderfully:)
Think of all the words you could use on a card…baby, wow, love, super, happy, the list goes on…

The extra layer of cardstock under the DSP gives just a little more depth for the negative die cut letters to show off. Next Wednesday, I have another video showing a neat way to accent your card with the Hand Lettered Dies so make sure to visit.


Garden Green Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ on the 8-1/2″ side
Garden Lane DSP: 4″ x 5-1/4″ placed over a slightly smaller piece of the same color card base (almost the same size)
Whisper White inside: 4″ x 5-1/4″ with a strip of 3/4″ x 4″ DSP
Mint Macaron for leaves: 2″ x 4″
Whisper White for sentiment: 1-1/2″ x 4-1/2″


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