handmade cards

SU Ready for Christmas

December 9, 2018


So, this past week, one of my friends, Angela, asked me where to find a card on my blog.
She wanted to refer a friend to a card that we made using the SU Ready for Christmas Bundle.
I got onto my computer, and indeed I did not post it! However, the funniest thing is…I actually had added it to the line up of displays this month
at class just to remind everyone at class that it is still in the Annual Catalog. So, Angela was able to see it and share it.

I perused Pinterest to find who I cased it from…because it was so darn neat!
I found it was Joanne Cantrell:

This is the one we created for a Product Class using the SU Ready for Christmas last year.
You can use any small patterned DSP to be the wallpaper!

A simple folding back of half of the card front at 2-3/4″ makes this fun fold.

A message can be written on the middle panel that is left unstamped. I should have put a little sentiment there:)

I forgot how cool this bundle is…those puppies and presents…what a great set that is in the Annual Catalog!


Thanks for buzzing by, friends…


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Garden Green Stampin' Write Marker

Garden Green Stampin’ Write Marker

Gold Glimmer Paper

Gold Glimmer Paper

SU Wishing You Well- Using your Grid Paper Video Tutorial

December 6, 2018

I didn’t forget about my Wednesday video,
I just wanted you to see the RETIRING AND CLOSE OUT ITEMS that came out!

You can see all the lists HERE.

I had a few emails with questions about this card…

so I thought I would do a video showing a how I stepped it up and used my grid paper when making a tent card like this.



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SU Love You to Pieces

December 3, 2018

It’s December… but not too early to think about Valentine’s Day!

But really…the pink and red scream valentine but I actually made this as a thank you
for my girlfriend for picking me up at the airport! I just left it blank on the inside.
Here is a great sentiment to let someone know you are thinking of them…

Just a clean and simple card that is so cute and easily mailable:)
And….duplicatable for Valentine’s Day. You could mindlessly die cut a ton of blank white puzzle pieces and pop them into a template in your stamparatus, and stamp them really quickly. I did that with my Octopus in this video- check it out HERE – shows how to do it!

OH! I will do a quick video on how I am envisioning this but no time this morning…
heading out to hang with the my stampin’ gang at class!!!

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SU Beautiful Baubles in

November 30, 2018

Oh, when I started putting this together, I did not realize how stunning the paper with the ornaments would be…
my intention was to put whisper white behind the foil ornaments but when I was adjusting the ribbon on the paper,
I said “oh, I like how I can see through them!

Talk about clean and simple…and I cut out the ornaments from the gold foil behind the DSP so that was economical with the Gold Foil:)))

Those cute little bows are found in the Bouquet Bunch Framelits…just the right size!

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*My sentiment was punched out with the retired Washi punch. It worked great for the sentiment, don’t you think?

SU A Big Thank You Foldover DSP Video Tutorial

November 28, 2018

Don’t forget that the Online Extravaganza is up and running!

A lot of Goodies on the list!!! Check out the last day of the sale  HERE


Now for some eye candy….

I had fun making this cute Foldover Designer Series Paper card.

A little history on the designing of this…I was playing around with folding my cardstock back on the front as I have done before for something different and adding a strip of DSP to the inside but then thought I wanted to showcase this absolutely gorgeous DSP more.

You know how it is with DSP, you either hoard it and use little strips here and there or just go all out and use a *ouch* huge piece!  So, I decided cut my 12″ x 12″ piece into (3) 4″ by 10-1/2″ pieces and do a fun fold of DSP on the front. But needed to give it some support so I mounted it on a 1/4 sheet of cardstock and made a place for the inside greeting! See how much of the DSP you can show off? It is a great use of the DSP- three cards from sheet!

Tip: cut the 1-1/2″ piece off first from the 12″ x 12″ to make it 10-1/2″.
That way, you have a 1-1/2″ x 12″ piece to use later on either a landscape of a portrait card:)

How about a video to show you how I did it?


The Petal Promenade DSP is just perfect for this fun fold! Here is one with Highland Heather and Petal Pink with the darker floral.

The Share What You Love Artisan Pearls work lovely with the colors in DSP pack, too!


Time to play with that DSP you have…if you make one…send me a pic or email…I love happy mail!

Thanks for buzzing by, friends…


Cardstock Base: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
DSP: 10-1/2″ x 4″, scored at 5-1/4 and 8-3/4″
Cardstock inside: 3″ x 4-1/4″ Whisper White inside: 2-3/4″ x 4″

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Leaf Punch