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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Valentine Treat Purse

Well, my last post wished you all a Merry Christmas so to be sure I covered all the holidays, I am posting this in advance of Valentine's Day but send my sincerest wishes for a healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year.

This coming week my class will be making this cute octagonal box for a special friend for Valentine's Day.  This box "purse" is made from the Stampin' Up Window Box Thinlits (142762).  Instead of making it a box, I turned it on it's side and added some handles to make it a purse.  Added some additional Valentine hearts and some ribbon and you have a really cute box to fill with treats or a special gift.  Here's how to make it...

                                        Valentine Purse Tutorial

1. Cut two patterns of the purse from the Window Box Thinlits (142762)

2. The top piece is the front and sides of the purse and the bottom piece will          be sides and back of the purse. Cut out a heart shape from the purse front        using the framelits "Be Mine Stitched Framelit Dies" (148527).  Add a piece        of vellum paper to line the heart shape and glue to inside of the box lid.

3. Fold each tab on the fold line and crease with a bone folder.  Add sticky strip glue to each of the tabs colored in blue.  Do not add glue to the tabs around the purse front as you will be unable to insert treats or open the box.  Punch two small holes on the sides of the box to accommodate the the box.  See picture below..

4. Attach the two pieces together at each tab to form the octagonal shape..the first tab should be the back of the purse to the bottom of the purse…see above.  As you glue the tabs together you will see the purse form take shape.
After assembling the box, attach the handle (1/2” x 8 “) with brads after punching holes.

5. Punch out shapes to serve as the closures for the box.  I chose two hearts on a small strip of ½” paper.  Attach one end with glue to the front of the box and the other to the top of the box with a Velcro closure.  
6. Decorate the exterior of the box to fit any occasion.  Add ribbon and tags as you desire.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Meant To Be Valentine

Thought I'd take a few minutes today to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy holiday season!  The card below is a "sneak peak" of what you will find in the new Occasions Catalog for Stampin' Up which is online on the Stampin' Up web page.  The items listed below to make this card will be available for purchase on January 3, 2019.  I had fun making this Valentine, and I think I will be using it as one of my class cards starting with my January classes.
The link to purchase these items is located on the right column on this Stampin Up web page. Thanks for taking a peek and I hope you leave some comments.
"Meant To Be" Valentine
·       Stamp SetsMeant To Be (148626); Climbing Roses  (148658)
·       Card Stock – Lovely Lipstick (146970); Flirty Flamingo (141416); Whisper White (100730)
·       Stamp Pads – Lovely Lipstick (147140); Flirty Flamingo (141397)
·       Misc. – All My Love Designer Series Paper (DSP)  (148576); Rectangle Framelit (148551); Be Mine Framelit (148527) Lovely Flowers Framelit (148526) Dimensionals (104430); Snail (104332); Flirty Flamingo Ribbon ( 141426); Glue Dots (103683)
·       Flirty Flamingo Card Stock:          8 1/2” x 5 1/2”   Score at 4 ¼”
·       Lovely Lipstick Card Stock:          3 ¾” x 5” Cut Out With Rectangle Framelit
·       Whisper White Card Stock:          Use scrap piece to cut out front label         
·       All My Love DSP:                          3 ½“ x 3 ½” square 
1.     Fold card base on fold line.  Snail the Lovely Lipstick framelit cut card stock.
2.     Add the square piece of DSP using snail.
3.     Cut out scalloped stitched heart from the framelit in Lovely Lipstick card stock.   Cut one Scalloped Floral Heart from Flirty Flamingo card stock and add to card front as shown with snail.
4.     Cut out one Whisper White banner that was stamped prior to cutting with the framelit as shown in Lovely Lipstick ink.  Add to front of the card on dimensionals.
5.     Cut out one set of multiple hearts with framelit in Flirty Flamingo card stock and add to the front of the card with snail.
6.     Add a ribbon bow next to the banner sentiment.  Attach with glue dots.
7.     Send this card to someone special for Valentine’s Day.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sneak Peek - Cards Made With the New Occasions Catalog, January 3, 2019 - March 31, 2019

Lasting Lily Stamp Set
Bloom By Bloom Stamp Set

The cards you see are a sneak peek at the stamp sets (Lasting Lily and Bloom By Bloom) that will be available on January 3, 2019 with the debut of the new Occasions Catalog and the start of Sale A Bration.  
The card with the lily was done on Rich Razzelberry card stock as the card base.  The liner is Old Olive card stock and the stamped surface card stock is Whisper White.  Three of the lillies are stamped using the stamped off technique and two of the lillies are fussy cut and placed on dimensionals to lift them from the others.  The stems for all of the flowers are stamped in Old Olive ink.  The sympathy note was used from the same stamp set and stamped in Rich Razzelberry ink.  The oval was cut with the Stitched Oval Framelit  and is backed with a Rich Razzelberry scalloped liner.  Both are on dimensionals.

The green floral card was stamped with the new Bloom By Bloom stamp set.  For the card base I used Call Me Clover card stock with a Night of Navy liner.  I added a strip of paper from the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper on the left and I stamped a series of floral images in Night of Navy, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, and Calypso Coral ink. Using the mini punches that compliment this stamp I added a couple of tiny flowers in Pineapple Punch card stock and Calypso Coral card stock and punched the centers out with Call Me Clover card stock.I added some Night of Navy ribbon and stamped a get well greeting from the Wishing You Well stamp set on Whisper White card stock and lined that with Night of Navy.  You can purchase the items to make these cards at my online store after January 3, 2019.... just click on the Stampin Up Web page link to your right.   The following list will help you order the items used here:

Floral Card Elements:
Call Me Clover Card Stock - 146969        Night of Navy Ribbon - 144189
Call Me Clover Ink Pad - 147139             Whisper White Card Stock- 100730
Night of Navy Card Stock - 100867         Happiness Blooms DSP - 148795
Night of Navy Ink Pad - 147110              Bloom By Bloom Stamp -148820
Calypso Coral Card Stock - 122925
Calypso Coral Ink Pad - 147101
Pineapple Punch Card Stock- 146971
Pineapple Punch Ink Pad - 147141
Call Me Clover Card Stock - 146969
Call Me Clover Ink Pad - 147139 

Lily Card Elements:

Lasting Lily Stamp Stamp - 149717          Whisper White Card Stock -100730
Rich Razzleberry Card Stock - 115316       Old Olive Card Stock - 100702
Rich Razzleberry Ink Pad - 147091            Old Olive Stamp Pad - 147090
Stitched Shapes Framelits - 145372
Layering Ovals Framelits - 141706

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Santa's List - Tutorial

Hello Card Makers and Stampers !
Thought I'd post the tutorial for the "Santa's List" card above.  This is an easy card to complete and I hope you will give it a try and let me see your finished product!

Here are the items that you will need to make this card.  The item numbers next to the item are referenced for you to make a list so you can shop on my online store for whatever you need...

·       Stamp SetsSigns of Santa (147690);
·       Card Stock – Old Olive (100702); Basic Black( 121045); Whisper White  (100730)
·       Stamp Pads – Basic Black (140931); Real Red (147084)
·       Misc. – Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper (DSP)  (147820); Cherry Cobbler Blend Marker Light (144576);Old Olive Blend Marker Light (144574); Santa’s Signpost Framelits (147911) Stitched Square Framelit (145372) ; Dimensionals (104430);
·       Card Base = 8 1/2” x 5 ½.  Cut away 2 1/8 inches on the long side. Score at 4 ¼.  ”
·       Liner:  Black Strip 5 3/8 x 2 inches and 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 inches
·       DSP : 5 ¼ x 1 7/8 inches and 2 ¾ x 2/ 3/4 inches
·       Card Stock: Real Red : Stitched Square Framelit
·       Closure Card Stock – Old Olive = 4 ¾ x 3 inches; Score at 1 ¾ inches.         
1.     Fold on the score lines and add black liners and DSP for each section on card front.
2.     Stamp Santa and Elf and color with Blends Markers, cut out with framelit and add to front of the real red stitched framelit square and circle on dimensionals.
3.     Fold the closure piece and glue one side to the inside middle of the card base.
4.     Place th stitched circle with the elf glued to it on the face of the card on dimensionals so that it holds the corner of the opening flap to keep the card closed.
5.     Stamp the greeting in black near the bottom right corner of the inside of the card so it can be seen.
6.     Add whatever sentiment you wish for the inside of the card.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

A Blizzard of Snowflakes - Tutorial

Hello Everyone,
I'm back with another tutorial for you for a card you can make for this holiday season.  This card is easy and uses the Snowfall Thinlits dies and the Snow is Glistening stamp set.  All of the item numbers for you to purchase the supplies are included so you can have all the items at hand.  Simply click the link "Stampin Up Web Page" on the column on your right and you will be taken to my online store.  I hope you have some fun making this happy holiday card!

Stamp Set : Snow is Glistening
·       Card Stock – Balmy Blue (146982), Whisper White (100730), Vellum Cardstock (101856), Silver Foil (132178), White Velvet Sheets (149619)
·       Stamp Pads – Versamark (102283)
·       Misc. – Silver and Snowflake sequins (retired); White Embossing Powder (109132), Heat Tool (129053)
·       Snail Adhesive (104332), Glue Dots (103683)
·       Framelits –Snowfall Thinlits Dies (149692)
·       Card Stock (Card Base-Balmy Blue):8 1/2” x 5 1/2”-Fold on score line @ 4 ¼”  
·       Card Stock (Liner- Whisper White) :4 x 5 ¼” – Inside Liner (Whisper White)  4 x 5 ¼”; Inside Second Liner (Balmy Blue)
·       Vellum Card Face( 3 ¾ x 5” )–Inside Stamp Surface – (Balmy Blue) 3 ¾ x 5”
1.     Apply Whisper White Liners to Card Base, Inside and Out
2.     With Versamark stamp “Joy” in the lower right corner of the Vellum paper. Add white embossing powder, shake off excess, and heat with heat tool.  Do the same process for the inside greeting of the card.
3.     Cut snowflakes with Framelits from velvet paper and silver foil paper in various sizes, your choice, and fit onto vellum paper. Attach with glue dots.
4.     Attach sequins to fill in open space (optional).
5.     Attach vellum paper to Whisper White liner using glue dots in each corner as to minimize seeing glue through the vellum paper.
6.     Stamp inside greeting onto Balmy Blue liner with Versamark and apply white embossing powder and set with heat tool.

Christmas Stockings Tutorial

Hi Everyone
I'm back from attending the 30th Anniversary Celebration of Stampin' Up Convention in Orlando, FL.  I have brought back with me some amazing new ideas and tips and techniques to try and I intend to put them to good use in the future projects I create on my blog.  I have a tutorial to follow for the card above and it is a very cute and easy way to send holiday greetings to those you love.  I intend to post most of my tutorials so you can also make and send these cards and I will also be giving you the item numbers for all of the products I have used making this card as well as the dimensions I used to make this card a "no brainer" for you!  If you click on the "Stampin UP Web Page" on the column on the right you'll be able to shop for all the items.
Here's the tutorial....enjoy!

·       Stamp SetsHung With Care (147882)
·       Card Stock – Old Olive (100702); Real Red (102482); Whisper White (100730)
·       Stamp Pads – Old Olive (147090); Real Red (147084)
·       Misc. – Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper (146921); Real Red Marker 147155); Old Olive Marker (147155);; Dimensionals (104430); Snail (104332); Linen Thread (104199); Glue Dots (103683); Bone Folder (102300)
·       Card Stock 1:          Old Olive Card Stock = 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”             
·       Card Stock 2:          Real Red Card Stock = 4” x 5 ¼ “
·       Card Stock 3:          Whisper White = 3 ¾”x 2 ¾”                           
·       DSP:                      3” x 4”          
1.     Take Old Olive card base and score at 4 ¼ “…Fold and burnish with bone folder.
2.     Apply Real Red card liner to card base with snail.
3.     Apply DSP to Real Red Liner with snail.
4.     Take Whisper White piece of card stock and stamp “and the stockings were hung” in Old Olive Ink at top. Stamp hanger in Old Olive ink at three different points on the phrase.  Use Old Olive and Real Red markers to extend the line if you miss with the stamp.
On scrap Whisper White card stock, stamp three stocking images ..two in Old Olive ink and one in Real Red ink and hand cut.   Add small bows with linen thread to top of each stocking with glue dots.  Add stockings to the hanger lines and affix to the card face with dimensionals.  The card is done.  Enjoy giving this cute holiday card!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Bethlehem Pop Up Card

Bethlehem Pop Up
Bethlehem Pop Up Inside
Hello Everyone and Welcome to my Blog...
Thought I'd post the directions and measurements for this beautiful pop up card made with the Night In Bethlehem stamp set and the Bethlehem edgelits from Stampin' Up!
This is a beautiful card that is fairly easy to do.  The trick is in construction of the mechanism that allows the inside images to pop up when the card is opened.  Other than that...let's get going!

  • Outside card base (black) = 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Score at 4 1/4 inches.
  • Liner (your choice of DSP) = 4 x 5 1/4 inches.
  • Outside squares...Smoky Slate = 3 x 4 inches 
  •                           Black Liner    = 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches
  •                                White (stamped surface) 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches
  • Ribbon - 3/8 " Black Organdy Glittered Ribbon (147897)
Construct the card base by folding on your score line.  Attach your choice of DSP as a liner and then add the outside squares.  On Whisper White card stock square, stamp the greeting from the Night In Bethlehem stamp set in black ink.  Add the ribbon around the set of three outside squares and attach bow.  The outside of the card is complete.

  • Inside card base (Smoky Slate) = 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches.  Score at 4 inches.
  • Fold the inside card base on the score line.  Take a pencil and made a mark 1 inch up from the fold. This will serve as your inside liner and will make the support mechanism for the pop up.  
  • After marking the 1 inch mark above the fold, cut up starting at the fold line at 3/4, 1 1/2, 2 1/4, 3 , and 4 1/2 inch marks up to the 1 inch line you just drew.  These cuts are then pushed out and back in at every other space to form supports for your pop up Bethlehem cut outs.

  • Attach the two Bethlehem cut outs (silver foil and black) to the three supports you just created to form the pop up part of the card.  Attach the silver first, about 1/2 inch above the fold and then attach the black skyline on top of the silver.  Add some dimentionals to the black skyline to pop it away from the silver skyline but be careful to place them on the support mechanism and not anywhere won't be able to open the card if they are placed in the wrong area.  Attach the inside card (now just completed) to the black card base.

Now let's finish the interior of the card:

  • Upper Liner (Black) = 5 x 3 inches
  • Lower Liner (Black) = 5 x 2 3/4 inches
  •                   (White) = 4 3/4 x 2 1/2 inches
Add the star cut out to the upper liner and glue the lower liners and stamped surface to the lower part of the card and you are done.  Enjoy making this beautiful Card!

Here are the Stampin' Up products I used in making this card...You can purchase these items in my online store by clicking on this page the link "Stampin UP Web Page".  You will be shopping in my online store....

  • Stamp Set - Night In Bethlehem 145282  -    Bethlehem Edgelits 144676
  • Card Stock - Basic Black 121045
  •                    Whisper White 100730
  •                    Smoky Slate 131202
  •                    Silver Foil 132178
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink - 132708
  • Glue Runner (Snail Adhesive) - 104332
  • Dimensionals (Pop Up Dots) -104430
Thanks for taking a peek at my blog and I hope you enjoyed making this card!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

"Let It Snow" Stampin Up Christmas Card

"Let It Snow"

Welcome to Barb's Paper Pizzazz!  So happy you decided to stop by and take a look at what I have done for you this week.

This card will be made this Tuesday in my classes bu all my wonderful ladies who enjoy making paper crafted cards that I design  This card is simple to construct and it uses watercolor for the background color.

  • This card starts with your base card stock for the card that measures 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Score the card at 4.5 inches.
  • The liner is a piece of Lemon Lime Twist Card stock that measures 4 x 5 1/4 inches.
  • Next is a piece of watercolor paper that measures 3 3/4 x 5 inches.  I took the Real Red ink and squeezed the ink pad to deposit some ink in the lid.  Also did the same for the Lemon Lime Twist ink.  I took my aqua pen and diluted the ink in the lid and spread the inked water over the watercolor paper lightly in areas all over the paper, mixing the placement of the colored inks over the entire card.  You can let it dry at room temperature but I proceeded to use my heat gun to dry it out quickly so that I could proceed with making the card.
  • I selected the sled from the framelits called " Alpine Sports" and cut one in Real Red card stock.  I embellished the sled by adding an Old Olive wreath and a silver glitter paper bow to add some pizzazz to the sled (from the same die set).  I also added some baker's twine that I had left over from last year but you can substitute any bakers twine or ribbon you may have on hand as a substitute.
  • The snowflakes in the background are cut from the snowflake die from the same set.  I added some Dazzling Diamond glitter to the snowflakes.
  • The "Let It Snow" greeting is stamped in Real Red Ink from the Alpine Adventure stamp set on watercolor paper and is cut out with scalloped oval framelit in the Alpine Sports framelit set.  Your card is done....beautiful!
I hope you like the card I created and I hope you give making this one a try.  The items you need to make the card are listed below.  Comments appreciated.  Thanks for taking a peek!!
SHOP WITH ME!  You can PURCHASE all the items you need below from my Stampin Up on line store.  Just click on the link on the right side of the page that says "Stampin Up Web Page" and you will be shopping with me for all your supplies.

  • Real Red Card Stock - 10248
  • Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock - 144245
  • Old Olive Card Stock - 100702
  • Water color paper - 122959
  • Lemon Lime Twist Stamp Pad - 147145
  • Real Red Stamp Pad - 147084
  • Aqua Painter Pens - 103954
  • Alpine Adventure Stamp set - 147742
  • Alpine Sports Dies - 147916
  • Whisper White Envelopes - 107301
  • Glimmer Paper - Silver - 146960
  • 1/8 " Solid Ribbon - Real Red - 144631
  • Dazzling Diamonds Stampin Glitter - 133751

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

A Note of Thanks

"A Note of Thanks"
Floral Phrases Stamp Set and Seasonal Layers Thinlits

I have joined a very dynamic and helpful group--"REMARKABLY CREATED TRAINING CENTER" lead by Janet Wakeland to hopefully achieve a trip to Maui in 2020 as a result of expanding my business with the information I receive and applying what I learn to enhance my business to earn enough points to earn this trip  This is my first "assignment: of many to come...and I thought I'd post the card I made with the theme of thanks, blessings, or thanksgiving.

I am looking for card makers and paper crafters who would like to help me achieve my goal by joining my team as a Stampin' Up Demonstrator.  There is no experience required to be a Demonstrator and there is no obligation to "teach" classes.  As a Demonstrator, you have the opportunity to create wonderful projects that you make with  Stampin Up products for the satisfaction of personal achievement, craft shows and bazar items, or just because you love to make papercrafts for family and friends.  Whatever your motivation, i would like to help you get started with a great company.

If you would like to make the above card I would be happy to send you the tutorial for FREE as well as a gift from me in appreciation.  I will supply you the directions on how to make this card when you place an order of $30.00 or more with Host Code  6U9EG2FG.  The host code is an identifier when you get on the Stampin' Up web site to place your order.  You add the host code at the bottom of your order after you have itemized the products you would like to order.  The host code will "label" your order with my information so that I can get credit.  If you need any assistance with any order or if you have questions regarding demonstratorships or the ordering process I would be happy to answer them for you.   The items that I used for this card are itemized below.  Please contact me at barbkapla@  I am also on Facebook at and you can find me on Pinterest as well to see my posts of all the items I have made over the past 4 years as a Demonstrator.  If you have questions, please leave me a message and I will try to get back with you as soon as possible.  Thanks for taking a peek at my blog and I hope to "see" you soon!

Stamp Set :  Floral Phrases (141767)
Card Stock - Early Expresso (119686), Crumb Cake (120953), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink - Soft Suede (147115), Crumb Cake (147116)
Miscellaneous - Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Designer Series Paper (146987), 
Foil Sheets --Copper (142020), Gold (132622), Silver (132178)
Glimmer Paper --Gold (146958), Silver (146960)
Glue Tape (Snail) - (104332)
Framelits - Seasonal Layers (143751)

Thanks so much and I hope you will continue to follow this blog for future postings and (hopefully) an attempt at a Facebook Live video presentation!!! (Need some courage!)


Saturday, September 1, 2018

Welcome back to my blog!  Since the new Stampin' Up Holiday catalog is available for product purchases as of Sept. 5, I decided I'd take a couple of the pre-ordered stamp sets I have to make a couple of Christmas Greeting Cards.  This card is made with the Dashing Deer stamp set and Detailed Deer framelits.

I used Whisper White as the card stock for the card base which measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 in. after folding.  I lined the card base with Smoky Slate card stock that measures 4 x 5 1/4 in.  On top of the Smoky Slate, I added a silver foil card stock that was embossed with the Swirls and Curls embossing folder.  I chose another piece of Smoky Slate card stock to make the oval that the deer is on and cut that out using the Big Shot and the Oval Stitched Framelit.  I took the deer stamp and added Versamark ink and heat embossed the deer in silver embossing powder which really brought out the design pattern on the deer body  I added the deer after placing him on dimensionals to the oval card stock.  In the background I added some trees in Whisper White Card stock from a framelit set that I do not have the name of.  Tried to make this card more monochromatic by using just the silver, white, and gray combination of colors.  The greeting "Happiest Christmas Wishes" is from the Dashing Deer stamp set which was heat embossed in silver embossing powder.   It's still not finished as I would like to add some Dazzling Diamond glitter to the trees.  Hope you like the design and thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my blog!

A Christmas Card...In Early Fall...Peaceful Noel

The Peaceful Noel Stamp set from Stampin' Up! brings you this beautiful Christmas card.  I chose the card stock of Old Olive as the card base and fitted it in a Real Red liner.  I used Designer Series Paper from Under The Mistletoe to line each of the squares of Real Red.  Here are the card dimensions:

Card base = 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.
Liner (Real Red) = 4 x 5 1/4
Rectangle Squares = 1 5/8 x 3 3/4 in.
DSP Liners = 1 1/2 x 3 5/8 in.  

I used the Stitched Circle framelit to make the Christmas ornament background and added a Whisper White Stitched Circle framelit for the inside of the ornament.  Between each circle, I added a 1/4 strip of gold foil paper to add some texture and interest.  The greeting, " Fill The Season With Happiness" is stamped in Old Olive ink.  I added some additional paper decorations to the top of the ornament..evergreen sprigs from the Pretty Pines Thinlit collection in Mossy Meadow card stock and also added some mistletoe sprigs in Very Vanilla paper.  I sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the sprigs to liven the ornament's appearance and added a satin ribbon bow in Whisper White. I think it makes a very pretty presentation and I hope you like it as well.  Let me know your thoughts and thanks for taking a peek at my blog. 

First Frost

Hello Everyone and Welcome to my Blog!

Made this card to make with my classes on Tuesday.  This card is stamped with the new First Frost stamp set from Stampin' Up!  The cardstock I used is Highland Heather for the card base and the liner is Soft Sea Foam.
Sizes for this card are the standard A7 card sizes (base=4 1/4 x 5 1/2) and the liner is 4 x 5 1/4..  I chose to stamp some of the greenery in two colors...Mossy Meadow and Old Olive.  The thistle is done in Pear Pizzazz but no matter what color you select, this stamp set makes any choice beautiful.  
The colors of the roses are Gorgeous Grape and they become even more beautiful when I added Dazzling Diamond glitter on the lighter and shaded portions of the flower.  Wow!  Even though you aren't able to see it clearly, the glitter really makes a big difference.  I used a birthday greeting for the inside of the card and it is a beautiful way to wish your family member or friend  a happy birthday greeting.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Buffalo Stamp Makes Its Debut!

I was thrilled to see that Stampin' Up made a buffalo check stamp for us to use for a background.  I had to get it immediately and here is my first card made with this wonderful stamp.  I used Cajun Craze ink and applied it with a brayer to the stamp and used my Stamparatus to ensure a straight stamp and even color throughout the stamp.  I cut the Crushed Curry paper larger than the stamp itself in order to make sure that the edges of the stamped area were of equal width all around the card.  Then I just cut away the excess paper to make it fit the card.

In the rectangle in the center of the card I chose Early Expresso (4 x 3) as the background to the stamped white card (2 3/4 x 3 3/4).  On the white card stock I stamped the sunflower image twice from the Painted Harvest stamp set.  Once I stamped it on the small square card stock, I used a piece of white card stock to stamp the other and hand cut out the sunflower.  This was added to the front of the card on dimensionals.  I added some leaves from the Painted Harvest stamp set and used the framelits from the Foliage Frame set to create some 3 D sunflower and leaf images.  The sunflower was stamped in Crushed Curry with Early Expresso centers and Old Olive leaves.  The 3 D sunflower was stamped in Crushed Curry and Early Expresso, then hand cut and I added the Foliage Frame leaves in Mossy Meadow.  A little piece of Burlap ribbon was added to the edge of the card and I also made a loop of ribbon to add a little different slant on ribbon.  And that's it...this card is beautiful and gives a homey, country feel.. I hope you like it!