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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

A Card For Spring! Butterflies Galore...

This card just shouts Spring!  The card is an easy way to make a card wishing the recipient a :get well" wish.  The card stock used is Delightful Daffodil and the liner is the same card stock but embossed with Greenery Embossing Folder, Stamped with the Healing Hugs stamp set, and the butterflies and the vine are from the Butterfly Brilliance die set and the Birds and More die set.  The card dimensions are the standard sizes:

Card Base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4.

Liner (embossed) 4 x 5 1/4

Checkered strip 2 x 5 1/4.  Cut out the butterflies and the vine  from the Basic White card stock and sleect the frame with the set to stamp the outside greeting "Sending You Healing Vibes".  It's simple to construct and very easy to out together.  Your sick recipient will love receiving it!

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Hydrangeas In Gray-Thinking Of You


This card features the Hydrangea dies in three colors of card stock...Basic Gray, White, and Smoky Slate. The card base and liner have the pierced design from the Stitched With Whimsey Dies. With some gray paisley Designer Series Paper to anchor the flowers, you will have a pretty card that is suitable for any and all occasions. Here are the dimensions of the paper I used so you can make this card for yourself with your stash of paper and cardstock:

Card base - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2. Score on the long side at 4 1/4. (Basic Gray Card Stock)

Liner - 3 1/2 x 4 5/8 Smoky Slate Card stock. Use the Stitched With Whimsey dies to create a pattern in the card stock on the card face and the liner.

Liner - 2 7/8 x 3 7/8 Basic Gray card stock.

Liner - Paisley Gray Pattern from Well Suited Designer Series Paper - 2 5/8 x 3 5/8

Ribbon- Basic Gray satin 1/4 inch ribbon. Place a strip around the two liners as shown and tape to the back of the card stock.

Banner Die - on Smoky Slate card stock, stamp "Thinking Of You" from the Happy Thoughts stamp set in black ink. Cut out with die from Hydrangeas Dies set and attach on top of ribbon with dimensionals.

Ribbon - White - Tie a small shoelace bow with white ribbon and attach to the floral bouquet base with glue dots.

Cut out one hydrangea (round) die and the stem and leaves from Basic White card stock. Cut additional flowers and glue to the hydrangea flower to make the flower look more 3 D. Do the same with the smaller hydrangea dies in Basic Gray and Smoky Slate. Add additional separate flowers with glue and attach the entire bouquet to the card face with dimensionals.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Sweet Strawberry Birthday Card

 Here is a cute card that sends hints of Spring.  It is a fun fold "Double Z Card" and is surprisingly easy and fast to make.  If you'd like to make this card, here is the recipe:

  • Cardstock - Card Base - Poppy Parade - 11 x 4.25; Score @ 2.75, 5.5
  • Cardstock - Card Inside - Granny Apple Green - 9 x 3.25; Score @ 3, 6.
  • Outside Liner - Green Plaid - Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper- 4 x 2.5
  • Cardbase Inside Liner - Basic White Cardstock - 4 x 5.25
  • Cardbase Inside Liner - Strawberry Print -Berry Delightfyl Designer Series Paper - 3.75 x 5.

  • Green Z Fold - White Liner - Cut 2, 2.75 x 3; stamp one with flower and leaf stamp and the other with the inside greeting, " Happy Birthday You Sweet Thing".  Add flowers and stamp if desired.

  • Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set - Basic White Card stock - stamp two strawberry images, two strawberry leaf tops, two leafs, as shown and punch with Strawberry Builder Punch.
  • Fold on score lines.  Apply inside liners to the card base with glue tape.  
  • Apply green plaid liner to green card face with glue tape.
  • Attach the stamped white square with leafs and blossoms to the outside green card fold. Attach the stamped and  punched strawberries, strawberry tops, and leafs to the stamped blossom / leaf design with dimensionals.
  • Attach the stamped inside greeting to the inside of the green card fold.
The card is completed.  Add a matching envelope and stamp the outside of the envelope with strawberries to add some interest.

Welcoming Window Birthday Card

Showing you the card I made using the Welcoming Window stamp set and matching Window Flower Box dies. Stamped most of the features on this card and liked the brick wall created by using Soft Suede ink and stamping off techniques. Layering Squares dies create the frame for the card face greeting. Here's the recipe to put this one together:
  • Cardstock -Card Base - Early Expresso - 8.5 x 5.5.  Score at 4 .25
  • Add liner card stock - Calypso Coral - 4 x 5.25
  • Add liner card stock as stamp surface - Very Vanilla - 3.75 x 5.
  • Stamp the brick wall using Soft Suede ink using the stamp off technique and cover the entire sheet.
  • Stamp and cut out with Window Flower Box dies the shutters (2), window (1), plant ledge (2) using Early Expresso ink.
  • Stamp and cut out with Window Flower Box dies the three green flower bunches.  Garden Green Ink and Calypso Coral ink for the flowers.
  • From Bumblebee card stock, cut out three flower pots, one large, one medium, and one small.
  • From Calypso Coral and Very Vanilla card stock:  stamp the greeting using Calypso Coral ink and cut out with Layering Squares die.  Cut out the next size Layering Square from Calypso Coral card stock.  Adhere together.
  • Assemble the flower pots with flower bunches as shown.  Adhere window, shutters and ledges to card face using dimensionals.
  • Adhere the flower pots to the ledges and the greeting to the ledge as shown.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Art Gallery Birthday Card

Art Gallery Stamp Set - Stampin' Up!

This card was created using the Art Gallery stamp set and the Floral Gallery dies from Stampin' Up!  Used Flirty Flamingo card stock as the card base and added Pear Pizzazz and White to complete the card layers.  Flirty Flamingo Ink was the color choice for stamping the greeting and the Designer Series Paper at the bottom of the card face came from Flower and Field DSP.  Hope you enjoy watching the video I made to show you how to put this card together!  Click on the link to see the video:


Thursday, January 7, 2021

Comfort and Hope - Card For Comfort

This card was made intended to be a card for comfort and hope for someone going through hard and difficult times.  I've also thought that it could be used for a masculine birthday card just by changing the greetings on the card face and inside.  
This card used Pretty Peacock and White card stock as the card base and liner.  The stamp set that was used is Stampin' Up!'s Comfort and Hope stamp set with inks of Pretty Peacock, Soft Sea Foam, and Blushing Bride.  The Painted Texture embossing folder adds some interest to the liner, especially when brushed with the new blending brushed that Stampin' Up! offers in the new mini catalog.  The Tailored Tag punch provides a home for the card face greeting, but any punch can be used as long as it fits the stamp used.  Hope you like this easy but subtle and beautiful card.


All Things Fabulous Birthday Card

A feminine birthday card done in Highland Heather card stock with floral accents of Highland Heather and Melon Mambo. Stitched So Sweetly dies and Fabulous Floral dies are combined as shown to make this framed card face.  The stamp set are Stampin' Up!'s All Things Fabulous and Dragonfly Garden.