July 24, 2016

Deloris's Workshop!

I had a great workshop a few weeks ago for Deloris & the girls. We had a great turnout and loads of fun just like we always do. It was great that the workshop occurred during the month of July and that most of my attendees earned a coupon that they can redeem next month on their orders. We only have one week left of our BONUS DAYS so make sure you get your order in by the 31st to receive a coupon:

And don't forget my 20% off for the month of July!

So here are the projects that were presented at the workshop:

Card #1 uses the Weather Together stamp set and the Umbrella Weather Framelits Dies. I also embossed the Sweet Sugarplum layer using the Petal Burst Embossing Folder:

Card #2:

I used multi-patterned strips of the Fruit Stand Designer Paper and a few pieces of cardstock
 for my background on this card and added the stamped images from the Fresh Fruit stamp set.
This stamp set is fun to work with!

Card #3 is what the attendees all made to take home with them:

I cased this design from our demonstrator magazine. So quick & simple using the Neutrals Paper Stack and the Badges & Banners stamp set. The stamped sentiment embossed with Black Embossing Powder and cut using the Best Badge Punch.:

Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!


July 23, 2016

Create with Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop!

Hi Stampers! I am so glad you stopped in today to visit! We at Create with Connie & Mary have an awesome Blog Hop today. Well, all of our Saturday Blog Hop's are awesome if you visit each and every Saturday. Today we are all featuring our favorite framelit/thinlit from the new Annual Catalog so make sure you visit all of my teammates!

So I picked the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies for today's project. I LOVE this set! There is so much you can do with it. The possibilities are endless!

So I cut two of the flowers using the die, in Rose Red & Pink Pirouette Cardstocks. I also used a Gold Foil Sheet "enjoy" that was sitting on my counter that I had cut weeks ago from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies. I thought it would be perfect to add into the mix.  Don't all three pieces look great on my tag?

Here is the card recipe in case you'd like to make one too:

  • Card Base: Sweet Sugarplum 11" x 5-1/2". Score and fold in the center at 4-1/4".
  • Layer #2: Whisper White Cardstock 5-1/4" x 4". Glue to card base. 
  • Layer #3: Festive Birthday Designer Paper 3" x 5-1/4". Cut off 1/2" on one log side and flip it over. Glue to the left-hand side about 1" from the edge using Stampin' Dimensionals. Glue the 2nd piece of Designer Paper about 1/4" from the first one using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Tag: Create a tag using Whisper White Cardstock measuring 2-1/2" x 4-1/4". Cut the top using the Lots Of Labels Framelits Dies. Add a hole to the top using the 1/8" Handheld Circle Punch. Add a piece of the Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon and fold it in half. Secure a piece of Linen Thread around the ribbon.
  • Flowers: Cut  2 flowers using Pink Pirouette and Rose Red Cardstocks using the. Glue them layered to the tag using the Fine Tip Glue Pen. 
  • Sentiments: Glue the "enjoy" sentiment that was cut with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies and the Gold Foil Sheets. Add the stamped sentiment from Thankful Thoughts inked and stamped using Rose Red Ink. Glue the tag at an angle in the center of the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.
Card Supplies:
  • Stamps: Thankful Thoughts
  • Inks: Rose Red
  • Cardstock: Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Gold Foil Sheets
  • Designer Paper: Festive Birthday
  • Accessories: Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon, Linen Thread
  • Tools: Lots Of Labels Framelits Dies, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies, 1/8" Handheld Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals
Now you can follow the hop by clicking on the links below to visit my talented teammates, Nicole at Be Creative with Nicole, or Melissa at RubberFunatics:




Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!


July 22, 2016

Paper Pumpkin July Sneak Peek Bonus!

Paper Pumpkin for July is here! I know a lot of you prefer to receive card kits rather than the 3D items we sometime receive. I lve the 3D items just as well. It's great to have something on hand for a last-minute treat when you need one. But you know me, I can turn a 3D item into a card in no time and that's what I 'm showing you today!


It's easy to cut up the boxes on the score lines to create triangles to use for Christmas trees!

And I even have a printed direction sheet for you!



Watch the video: HERE

Subscribers, I'll have more projects for you soon from the Paper Pumpkin Gurus team I belong to and I'll be posting more on my blog next week!

Not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber yet? Don't miss out on the August kit, sign up before August 10th to receive yours.....and a FREE gift from me for joining!


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July 21, 2016

One Wild Ride!

No I am not a biker babe and have no desire to be one but you do know that I love to create masculine cards right? So how could I NOT want to purchase the One Wild Ride stamp set?

I participated in a group swap where I had to make 23 of these babies so I set up a production line of all the layers and then assembled each card. This is what my counter looked like when I was doing the layers that required stamping, cutting and assembling of the motorcycle layers:

And my swap card, finished product:

The bottom right-hand corner has some copper embossing:

And my  motorcycle layers are raised using Stampin' Dimensionals. Neat huh?

Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!

Card Recipe:
  • Stamps: One Wild ride
  • Inks: Versamark, Early Espresso
  • Cardstock: Soft Suede, Whisper White, Island Indigo
  • DSP: Moroccan
  • Tools: Stampin' Dimensionals, Copper Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Tags & Labels Framelits Dies


July 20, 2016

Thoughtful Branches...I Love?

Only 14 more days and YOU can order the new Thoughtful Branches stamp set & Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies. I have been posting cards with this bundle all week. If you missed any of my prior posts, click the "HOME" button at the top and scroll to see them all!

So today I am creating a clean & simple card using mostly the stamped images and two ink colors, When stamping the Old Olive Ink, I actually stamped twice before re-inking to create some lighter shades for my trees and grasses:

I love the simplicity of this card, don't you?

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July 19, 2016

Control Freaks July Blog Hop!

Good Evening and welcome to the July Control Freaks Blog Hop. This month our theme is "Fun & Fancy Free". You may have just arrived here by starting with my blog our you may have hopped over from Cindy Elam's blog with her fabulous projects. Either way, I will direct you to the next stop at the end of my post so keep reading!

So I went a different route with this months theme. Most of you probably remember that the Woodland Embossing Folder was around for a short time less than a year ago. The embossing folder was so popular that it made a "come-back" in our Annual Catalog this year. So that's what I decided to focus on this month. I made it fun by using it on these three cards:

The first card uses the One Wild Ride and the Country Livin' stamp sets. I inked the embossing folder with Soft Sky Ink using a Brayer, inserted the Whisper White Cardstock layer into the folder and embossed it with the Big Shot Machine. I love how the soft sky ink is embossed right into the background:

I water-colored the truck image on Whisper White Cardstock after it was stamped with Basic Black Ink by using my ink pads and a Blender Pen. I then hand-cut the truck and glued it in the bottom right-hand corner. 

Card #2 uses the embossing folder on Basic Gray Cardstock. Once the cardstock was embossed,  I sponged White Ink over the embossing with a Sponge Dauber:

A trio of acorns from the Acorny Thank You stamp set were added to the corner layered over a Metallic Foil Doily that was flipped over to the white side. Love the autumn feel to this card.

And finally, card #3 uses tone-on-tone by embossing on Crumb Cake Cardstock and using Crumb Cake Ink sponged over the embossing:

I used torn Shimmery White Cardstock for the snow banks and layered them. To add the shimmer to each edge I swiped the VersaMark Ink Pad over the edges and sprinkled Heat & Stick Powder to the ink. I used the Heat Tool to melt the Heat & Stick Powder and quickly sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and heated a 2nd time. It looks fabulous in real life by the way!

Now it's time to go visit Mary Brown's blog. I just know you'll love all of her projects! Make sure you go through the whole hop and visit my teammates. Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!

Third Time Is A Charm!

Good Morning Stampers I hope you are loving the samples I've been posting this week using the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and the Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies because here's another one: 

  • I started with an Old Olive Cardstock base measuring 11" x 4-1/4" and scoring in the center at 5-1/2" and folding.
  • The 2nd layer is Soft Sky Cardstock measuring 5-1/4" x 4". Emboss with the Sparkle Embossing Folder and glue to card base.
  • Cut 2 strips of the Serene Scenery Designer Paper Stack strips, one measuring 3/4" x 4" and one measuring 1" x 4". Use the Fringe Scissors to cut along each strip. Glue the 1" strip in place even with the bottom of the Soft Sky layer. Glue the 2nd strip over the first strip.

  • Using the thinlits, cut the tree shape using Soft Suede Cardstock and glue the tree in-between the grass layers.
  • Stamp the tree leaves using Rich Razzleberry Ink on Whisper White Cardstock and cut out using the thinlits. Glue over the tree image using small pieces of Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Stamp the sentiment on Whisper White Cardstock using Rich Razzleberry Ink and cut out using the Tree Builder Punch. Cut 2 more clouds also. Glue 2 clouds tucked under the tree and glue the one with the sentiment layered over the tree leaves.

  • Wrap Crushed Curry Baker's Twine around the bottom twice and tie into a bow!

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July 18, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Again!

Yesterday I used the Thoughtful Branches stamp set & Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies to create a "tree" card. Today I am using the same products to create a flower card. Isn't it neat how you can use the same products in a different way?

I cut 2 of the flower shape using Delightful Dijon & Crushed Curry Cardstocks. I glued and overlapped them together and then stamped the dotted image on top:

For the background I used a layer from the Serene Scenery Designer Paper Stack. This particular sheet reminded me of an ombre sky so it works perfectly with the flower. I also used a 2nd sheet with a different pattern on it to cut out the leaf & branch shape. 

Card Supplies:
  • Stamps: Thoughtful Branches
  • Inks: Delightful Dijon
  • Cardstock: Delightful Dijon, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Metallic Enamel Shapes
  • DSP: Serene Scenery
  • Tools: Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies, Stapler

Make sure you join me tomorrow as I'll have another sample to show you so that you will really want to purchase this set on August 2nd!

Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!