Poinsettia made with the Stampin’ Up Nature’s Roots Dies

November 2, 2019

I just had to make a Christmas poinsettia card so I pulled out my Nature’s Root Dies and made one. They really look like poinsettia leaves! I am imaging them in white and pink, too. And after getting a swap in the mail using the gorgeous sentiment in the Greatest Part of Christmas Host set, I could not wait to use it! I love big bold sentiments, don’t you?

I remember stampers using the leaf stamps and the dies to create poinsettias last year when the Rooted by Nature stamp set was released. I thought, oh my gosh, I can’t die cut all those leaves!!! And, that would be after I had embossed them all!  So, I thought, maybe just fussy cut them with scissors? YES, and it was so easy…actually, my scissors just glided along the embossed groove that made the outline of the leaf. I mean, it was almost like I could have done it with my eyes closed…well, not really…but you get the point. I had them all cut lickety-split! I mean, it was really easy, friends:)

I found it easier to create the two layers of red flowers by adhering each leaf to a main cardstock circle  so I had a base in the middle with the leaves going around it like rays of the sun. First, I made the larger layered flower with a circle under it to place dimensionals on, and then I did the same with the smaller flower with a smaller circle under it to attach dimensionals as well. I then adhered the layered poinsettia to the card and slipped in the green leaves. The Subtle embossing folder is perfect to finish off a plain panel on a card…just the right touch:) Of course, stamp first then emboss…and you may want to do a quick cleaning swipe across the inside of the embossing folder in case any ink transferred onto it. That has happened to me before:(

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The NEW Paper Trimmer and the Christmastime Is Here Suite are Available TODAY!

November 1, 2019

The NEW Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer is available today!

I have been using mine to make clean, accurate cuts for the last month…I LOVE IT!

Order a NEW Stampin’ Up! Trimmer –  Item #152392  this month

using my Host Code: V E F 4 7 G Y T

and receive a pack of the always useful Stampin’ Dimensionals as a gift!



And the exclusive Christmastime is Here Suite is Now Available!


Oops, it should say…Christmastime is Here:)

You can purchase items individually or as a total suite:

Order the Christmastime is Here Suite Bundle – Item #153947

this month using my Host Code: VEF47GYT

and receive a beautiful set of 20 Scalloped Note Cards as a Gift! 




Stampin’ Up Gather Together Buckle Card Video Tutorial

October 30, 2019

I have a fun take on the Buckle Technique using the Stampin’ Up Gather Together Bundle.

Don’t you just love the Copper with the Designer Series Paper on the card?
Remember my other Gather Together card where I distressed the Copper Foil?
Well, here is how I did it:

A simple distressing of the foil gives a WOW to the focal point on this card!

The “Wishing you well” sentiment is great to use as a cheer up or a get well card:)

I love the open leaves from the Detailed Bands Dies- a great accent to finish off the focal point.

Card Base: 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 5-1/2″ on the 8-1/2″ side
Very Vanilla inside: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Merry Merlot Circle: 2-1/4″
Cajun Craze for maple leaf” 3″ square
Merry Merlot belt: 5-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ scored at 1/2″ on the 5-1/2″ side
Copper border: 2-3/4″ x 4″ (cut out your leaves from here)
Copper Strip for open leaves: 1″ x 4-1/2″ (save the leaf pop outs for pumpkins:)
DSP on flap: 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″, on belt: 1-1/4″ x 5″

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Stampin’ Up Still Scenes Snow Globe Bundle

October 28, 2019

I am loving this card made with the Stampin’ Up Still Scenes Bundle and
the Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper…

The gold accents in the paper, in the ribbon, and on the snow globe base make this card so elegant. I was going to add gold inside the church windows but opted for So Saffron since I knew I would get adhesive all over the foil windows!

I embossed the inside of the globe with the retired Gently Falling Embossing Folder. It is a great folder for creating snow. If you don’t have it, – it is on the Clearance Rack for $5 right now. I can not say enough how much I LOVE the Shaded Spruce Ribbon. It ties so nicely.

I used the Lakeside Dies to cut out the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set.
The font matches the font in the Still Scenes Stamp Set. I added some of the plaid DSP to the inside of the card- sorry about the blurry photo:(

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Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder


Stampin’ Up Come To Gather

October 25, 2019

Finally got out my Gather together Bundle this week!

Oh, this was so hard to photograph! My copper foil leaves are distressed on the veins with a sanding block. The dull silver left behind is a nice match with the wood pattern in the Come to Gather Designer Series Paper and the silver metallic pearls.  I added in some loops of Linen Thread to add some more texture around the pumpkins. I love how the sentiment can be used for a Get Well Wishes and not just a “hoping you are doing well” card.

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