Monday, October 14, 2019

Hershey Nugget Treat Box--Video Tutorial

Your Trick or Treaters will love receiving this treat box...just right for the Halloween season!  If you'd like to know how to make this box, here is the video that explains each step:


Sunday, October 13, 2019

Beautiful Fall!

Beautiful Fall!
This card is one with the Autumn Season.  The colors of the cardstock may not be those you might choose, but they worked so well together I thought I'd give them a try.

Merry Merlot and Cajun Craze blend together to make a beautiful backdrop for these leaves that are stamped using the "baby wipe" technique.  For those of you who have not tried this clever way to color, why not give it a try?  Here's what to do:

  • Line a lid of a plastic container or something that you can rest the baby wipes on.  Choose wipes that are thick, not real thin.  The wipes need to hold the ink for repeated stamp dips.
  • Select a stamp that requires color over the entire stamp...not a stamp that outlines an image, or one that has lines through it.  
  • Take any color or combination of colors of reinker and drip them randomly over the baby wipe to a saturation size that will fit your stamp.  Dip the stamp in the ink a few times to distribute the ink through the wipe.  Then ink the stamp, insuring that the stamp is covered with ink.
  • Stamp the image you have selected on Stampin' Up! cardstock.  You should see variations of color throughout the image.  As you see the above leaves that have "purple" in them, I used the Calypso Coral and Rich Razzleberry reinkers to create those colors.  For other leaves I chose Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie.
This is a very different and unique way to color stamps and I will bet that your customers will love doing this new technique.

Please leave comments...would love to know your thoughts!

Saturday, October 5, 2019

The Christmas Cardinal-Christmas 2019

Let's start off the Christmas greeting card season with an iconic symbol...the beautiful cardinal.  Associated with the winter season, this card will be an easy one if you want to make many of the same card for giving this season.

This card used the "Toile Christmas" stamp and die collection.  Stamped the cardinal in black ink and cut it out with the cardinal die.  The branch that the cardinal is sitting on was stamped in black and cut out with the appropriate die and colored with Stampin' Up Blends Alcohol Pens.  The Blend colors I used were Dark and Light Real Red for the bird and Old Olive and Soft Suede for the branch and leaves and berries.  The greeting was stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink and cut with the die.  I also used a branch die and cut it out from Vellum paper to add a little "winter" to the scene.  It all rests on Whisper White card stock that was embossed with the "Tin Tile" embossing folder.  I added a Cherry Cobbler liner on Whisper White card base...and there you have it...the Christmas Cardinal card, ready to send.

Christmas Card 2019

This is a very pretty greeting card to send to start off the 2019 Christmas season. I used the “Memories Of Home” stamp set and punch bundle by Stampin’ Up to create the embossed ornaments and the greeting.  I used the dies from “In The Woods” to create the greenery branches from where the ornaments hang. When you use those tree dies, you can turn them sideways and their branches become the greenery branches from which the ornaments hang. Add a bow and a few dimensional and you have a beautiful card front. Card stock used...Pear Pizzazz, Seaside Spray, Soft Sea Foam, Old Olive and Silver Foil. 

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Monday, September 30, 2019

Spooktacular Fun!

How about a little howling Halloween fun??  Here is a card just begging you to make it for someone special!! This is being made right before your eyes this Thursday, Oct. 4 at 4 PM ET, during my Facebook Live !

Here's the link:

Here's how to put this one together:

Card Front:

  • Card Base is Basic Black cardstock -  5 1/2 x 8 1/2..score at 4 1/4 inches.
  • Next layer is Basic Gray cardstock - 4 x 5 1/4 inches.
  • Designer Series Paper - Monster Bash 3 x 3 3/4 inches,  2 x 3 3/4 inches
  • Ornate Frame - Basic Black card stock 
  • Monster image stamped on Whisper White cardstock scrap and cut out with Ornate Frame die using the Spooktacular Bash Stamp Set.
  • 3/8 " Organdy Glittered Ribbon
  • Basic Black cardstock -die cut background die
  • Basic Gray Stamped with Versamark and Heat Embossed with Silver embossing powder.
  • Add the two DSP pieces of paper selected to Basic Gray cardstock
  • Wrap length of ribbon around to backside of the card where the two pieces of DSP meet and adhere in place with snail.  Add a double bow with glue dots.
  • Adhere Basic Gray liner to Basic Black card base using snail adhesive.
  • Take frame cut out and adhere to DSP with dimensionals.
  • Take monster image and adhere to frame as shown.  Use Shimmery Crystal Effects to "shine" the monster cape.  Allow to dry before adhering to card front.
  • Adhere background Basic Black die cuts to  back of Basic Gray embossed label.  Place all on dimensionals and adhere to card front.  An adorable Halloween card for anyone!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Hello All,
Here's the tutorial from the Facebook Live presentation on this card.  I think it's as cute as can be...colorful and just a great Christmas greeting card.  So here's how to make this.  We will be using the Snowman Season Stamp Set and the Heirloom Frames dies, along with the Winter Knit Embossing Folder, and the Rectangle Heirloom Frame Embossing Folder.


  • 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 Inch card stock (Real Red).  Score at 4 1/4".
  • 4 x 5 1/2 inches card stock (Coastal Cabana)
  • 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches card stock (Real Red)
  • Scrap of Coastal Cabana large enough to fit behind the square Heirloom Frame die.
  • Designer Series Paper (DSP) is 2" x 3" from the Let It Snow Designer Series Paper.
  • 3/4" x 3 3/4" Real Red card stock --Use for Merry Christmas Embossing

  • 4" X 5 1/4" card stock (Coastal Cabana)- serves as a liner
  • 3 3/4" x 5" card stock (Whisper White) - Stamped surface
  • 3/4" x 3 3/4 DSP from the Let It Sow Designer Series Paper

  • 1. Burnish the score line on your card base with a bone folder to crease crisply.
    2. Using the 4 x 5 1/2 inch Coastal Cabana piece, Run through the Winter Knit Embossing Folder after spraying a mist onto the card stock to create deeper design marks. Adhere to card base with snail.
    3. Adhere the 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch Real Red Card stock as a liner on top of the Coastal Cabana.
    4. Take the scrap piece of Coastal Cabana and cut with the Rectangular die to create a picture frame.
    5. Now take that picture frame and insert it into the Heirloom Rectangle Embossing Folder to emboss the edges.
    6. Take the 2 x 3 inch DSP and adhere to the back of the framed and embossed Coastal Cabana frame.
    7. Stamp the snowman image with Memento Black ink on a piece of scrap Whisper White cardstock; stamp the hat and the stick arms and punch out.
    8. Color the snowman nose with Pumpkin Pie marker, his hat with Coastal Cabana marker and the hat details with Real Red and Garden Green markers.
    9. With White Embossing powder, powder emboss the Merry Christmas greeting on the 3/4 x 3 3/4 inch piece of Real Red Card stock and adhere to the front as shown with snail.
    10. Add the striped ribbon as shown and adhere with glue dots. Add rhinestones.


    1. Adhere the Coastal Cabana card stock liner with snail.
    2. Stamp the snowman image on the Whisper White card stock as shown.
    3. Color the snowman nose and hat.
    4. Stamp the greeting as selected in Coastal Cabana ink.
    5. Add the 3/4 x 3 3/4 inch piece of DSP to the bottom of the card and adhere with snail. You have just made one adorable Christmas card!!

    Would love to see what you think of this card! Please leave a comment!
    Also, if you liked this project and would like to join my Facebook page here is the link:

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Christmas Treat Box

Here is the video from my Facebook Live presentation on how to make this adorable cookie and tea treat box....

The box we are making is the box with the ties on the lower left of the picture above.  It holds a tea bag and two packages of Biscoff Cookies (like the airlines give you)...perfect treat for a co-worker or anyone you'd like to reward with a little something.

Easy to's what you need:

1.  Cardstock : 2 3/4 x 8.5 inches.  Cut three of these from one sheet of cardstock so you           can make a few at a time. Also another piece of the same color card stock measuring 2         3/4 x 2 inches.  These pieces are in Real Red in the picture.
2.  Cardstock: 2 1/2 x 1 3/4.  This is the Coastal Cabana piece in the example above.  
3.  Designer Series Paper (DSP): 1 1/2 x 8 1/2.  This is a strip that decorates the box all             around.
4.  Scraps of Whisper White paper to stamp the snowman, hat, and stick arms.
5.  A length of ribbon about 15 inches long.

Put it together...

  • Score the long piece of card stock on the long side at 3/4, 3 7/8, 4 5/8, 7 3/4.
  • Furnish the folds with a bone folder.  Score the DSP paper on the long side at the same marks as the card stock.  Burnish the fold lines with the bone folder.
  • Take a corner rounder punch and round the small red and green squares of paper.
  • On the green square, take the small stamp that looks like snowfall and stamp the falling snow all over that card stock
  • Stamp the snowman image and his stick arms and hat with black ink on the white piece of scrap card stock and punch out all of the images.  Attach the images with dimensionals to the stamped blue card stock.  Color the hat, carrot nose, and holly with markers as desired.  Attach the arms and the hat to the snowman.  
  • Take two sided tape and apply it down the length of the box.  Remove the paper liner and take the ribbon and lay it on the tape evenly.  
  • Take the green square with the snowman attached and adhere it to the red card stock square and attach both the front of the box.  
  • Add a tea bag package on the inside and two Biscoff Cookie packets which you attach with two sided tape.  Tie a bow and give to your favorite friend!