April 3, 2014


Hi Everyone. So glad you decided to stop by today because we have a new sketch challenge at Create with Connie & Mary to play with. Here is the sketch for this week:

I decided to use the square layer on the front to create a little scenery for you today:

I think Lovely As A Tree has got to be the stamp set that has been the most popular and our longest carry-over set of all time at Stampin' Up!

I started out by adding 3 strips of Basic Black Cardstock measuring 3/4" wide on my card front. I then added embossing at the top and the bottom using the Needlepoint Border Embossing Folder:

I stamped part of the trees using StazOn Jet Black Ink on my square that I cut with the Squares Collection Framelits Dies and then sponged some Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz Inks. I even sponged a little bit of ink on my sentiment also. Quite a few of my customers ask me why I use StazOn for my choice of black ink. That's because it never smudges when coloring and the images stamp so crisp.

I layered the square over the next size up of framelits using Stampin' Dimensionals and added Stampin' Dimensionals again to glue to my card base:

Before I list my products I wanted to remind you that we are into our first week of the Card "Create"tions week at Create with Connie & Mary. We have 3 weeks of card projects for you and then we will show you 3D items on Saturday. Make sure you visit and subscribe to receive a total of 72 card ideas. It's a great deal!


Card Supplies:
  • Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, Express Yourself
  • Inks: StazOn Jet Black, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz
  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz
  • Tools: Big Shot Machine, Needlepoint Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Word Window Punch

Thanks for stopping by to visit!



  1. Beautiful card, Debbie! Love the little scene you created! I really should get this stamp set out again! Such a classic!

  2. What a lovely card using this set! I never grow tired of this set, it is a classic! Love it with these colors too. The touch of embossed scallops is lovely!

  3. Its my favorite stamp set.
    Very nice card; the border is a good choice!

  4. I love this card - the colors are striking! And the trees look beautiful. Nice job!

  5. Beautiful! You created a spring card with a wintery looking image. Love your creativity.

  6. Love your sponging and how you made it look life-like. Can you believe that this is one stamp set I have never owned? I love what people do with it but have never felt compelled to buy it. This card is lovely!

  7. Love these colors and one of my favorite stamp sets!

  8. Thank you Debbie....I may just use this inspiration to create a Sympathy card....love this set as well!

  9. One of my favorite sets and this card is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Just sold that set again this week! Amazing. Love the greens and blacks on your card...so elegant. Great job with the sketch!

  11. GORGEOUS framed scenery! I really like the little bit of embossing you slipped in there!

  12. Gorgeous get well card! The coloring of the scenery is just amazing!


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