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February 2019


Have you seen the Climbing Roses stamp set and  coordinating Rose Trellis Thinlits Dies from Stampin' Up?  It is such a beautiful versatile set.  I love the trellis thinlit die.  This is a card I made using that set.  The ribbon is pulled through the trellis.  

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This is a dutch door fold card.  So simple to make and fun at the same time!

The basic card recipe:

4 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4".  Turn and score short side at 2 1/4" down to score mark in middle of card stock (halfway).  Cut out upper half along score line.  Cut two DSP pieces 2" x 4" for front and upper inside.  Cut one piece for inside sentiment 2" by 4."  I used Animal Expedition designer series paper for all the cards.  I colored the frogs with Stampin' Blends using Granny Apple Green, , Bermuda Bay, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch, and Smokey Slate. For the cards with the round layer piece for the frog, I used the Starburst punch and round Stitched Shapes Framelits.

For the card with the long rectangular piece on the front I used the new rectangular framelits. 

Fun and cute!!


Lovely Lattice with Dear Doily

This card uses three beautiful new Stampin' Up products from the 2019 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs - Lovely Lattice stamp set (a free item with  $50.00 purchase), Doily Builder thinlits dies,  and Grapefruit Grove foil.


Card stock base - Whisper White 11" x 4 1/4" scored at 5 1/2"

Card stock mat piece - Pineapple Punch 5 1/4" x 4"

Grapefruit Grove foil piece,  5" x 3 3/4" embossed with Tufted embossing folder, and corners rounded with Detailed Trio Punch.

Stamp Image with Lovely Lattice stamp set.  Use Stampin' Blends (Pumpkin Pie, light and dark, Old Olive light and dark, Pineapple Punch dark).  Fussy cut flowers out of image.

Die cut small doilies with Whisper White card stock.  

Stamp sentiment with Itty Bitty Birthday Greetings.  Punch out using classic label punch.  

Tie Polka Dot Tulle ribbon around foil. Use glue dots to anchor ribbon.  Mount sentiment on ribbon with dimensionals.

Add faceted gem to upper doily.



"Hoppy" Birthday With So Hoppy Together Stamp Set

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The So Hoppy Together stamp set is free with a $50.00 purchase from Stampin' Up during Sale-A-Bration (until March 31st).  These little frogs are so much fun to color.  Use them for any happy (hoppy!) occasion!!  (This happens to be a birthday card.)

I used the "Birthday" word in the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set.

Card base: Lemon Lime Twist -11" x 4 1/2", scored at 5 1/2"

Designer Series Paper - Animal Expedition, 5 1/4" x 4"

Whisper White card stock to stamp on - 3 1/2" x 1 1/2"

Whisper White card stock to make white rectangle from - 4" x 2 "

Whisper White card stock for inside of card 5 1/4" x 4"

Daffodil Delight card stock to make from, using Retangular Framelits - 3 3/4" x 1 3/4"

Stamp toad and sentiments with Memento black ink.

Stamp balloons with balloons from Balloon Celebration stamp set with Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral ink.

Color Mr. Frog with Stampin' Blend markers.

Add Old Olive Linen Thread for Balloon strings.


Shop for the supplies in my online store!  Spend $50.00 (before tax and shipping), and receive beautiful adhesive backed sequins free ( a $7.00 value).  Use hostess code 9GFREQF3 when you checkout to receive the sequins.  

Also, during Sale-A-Bration, you get to pick a free item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog with a $50.00 order (again, before tax and shipping).

Download Sale-a-bration 2019



Valentine Card with Botanical Bliss

An elegant Valentine's Day card for a friend. I would like to thank the original designer, but I can't remember where I saw it! I like the elegance of the white embossed card stock, the red oval frame, and the silhouette of the birds. So tweet, I mean sweet!!

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Card base: Whisper White card stock 11" x 4 1/4" scored at 5 1/2"

Gray Smoky Slate mat piece 4" x 5 1/4"

Embossed Whisper White piece 3 7/8" x 5 1/8," embossed with Tufted embossing folder and oval cut out with large layering oval framelit.

Real Red card stock scalloped edge cut with scalloped layering oval framelit.

Whisper White center piece cut with oval Stitched Shapes Framelits; center cut with Botanical Tags Thinlits die.

Stamp "Friend" with Smoky Slate stampin' pad ink.

Share with a friend!!


Animal Outing Birthday Card

My grandson turned five.  What a wonderful, fun age!  So, I needed a fun card.  What better to use than Stampin' Up's Animal Outing stamp set, with all those great wild animals.  I decided to feature the rhino on my card, and colored him with stampin' blends.  The gold five was made with the large number framelits.  Cute and fun!


You can buy the products for this card from my online store.  And, if you spend $50.00 or more before tax and shipping, I will send you the beautiful adhesive backed sequins (pictured below).

Also, this is Sale-A-Bration, and for every $50.00 spent before tax and shipping and handling, choose a free product!!  (FREE is always GOOD!)

Download Sale-a-bration 2019




Vibrant Vases and Petals and More Thinlits

I made this card for a friend, and love the way it turned out!  This is my first card with the Vibrant Vases stamp set and Vases Builder punch.  Can't wait to create more cards with it!  

I used the Petals and More Thinlits from the Annual Catalog to create the trellis pieces on the front and the cut flowers in the lower left corner.  

The beautiful light and dark shades of Lovely Lipstick Stampin' Blends shine on the focal point of the card - the flowers!  I used the dark color in the centers and the lighter on the outer petals.

You can purchase all of the supplies for this card from my online store.  For every purchase of $50.00 (before tax and shipping), pick a free product from the Sale-A-Bration catalog:  Download 2019Saleabration

Card recipe: Download Vibrant Vases Card


February Hostess Code!

The hostess code for the month of February is 9GFREQF3.  Use this code when you place an order in my online store between $50 and $150.00 (before tax and handling), for the month of February and I will send you a set of the beautiful Gingham Gala Adhesive-backed Sequins (page 35 in the Occasions Catalog).  They are so pretty, and come in round or flower shapes.  If you would like a catalog, and you don't have a Stampin' Up demonstrator, I would be happy to send you one!



Double Z-Fold Card with Butterfly Gala Bundle

I love the versatility of the Butterfly Gala stamp set!  The sentiments can be used for a number of occasions.  This double z-fold card was created for a friend dealing with a serious illness.

The front panel is stamped with the butterfly image behind the punched butterfly.  The sentiment on the front is embossed with white embossing powder.  The first rich razzleberry panel is embossed using the Lovely Floral embossing folder.

This card was CASED from Patty Bennett, and her website is

I've added a link for the PDF of the card recipe below.