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Easy Card with Bloom by Bloom DSP

You can make this card in a flash for any occasion!  This is going to be a graduation card, but it would be just as nice as a "birthday" or "thinking of you" card!   The Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper and the Friendly Expressions stamp set are retiring soon.  Grab them while you can in my online shop! 



Here's what you need:

Night of Navy card stock, 8 ½ x 5 ½” scored at 4 ¼”;

3½ x 5 piece of Whisper White card stock for front;  5 ¼ x 4” piece for inside; 4 x 5 piece of Happiness Blooms DSP

Rectangle Framelits, 4th and 5th largest Friendly Expressions stamp set; Bokeh Dots stamp set; Pineapple Punch ink pad; Night of Navy ink pad;

Night of Navy gingham ribbon, 3”; Snail adhesive, mini glue dot.


Stamp Bokeh Dots on center of Whisper White card stock with Pineapple Punch ink.  Stamp sentiment in Night of Navy over the Pineapple Punch color. 

Cut Happiness Blooms piece and Whisper White card stock piece with Rectangle Framelits.

Adhere Happiness Blooms piece to card base.  Adhere Whisper White piece on top. 

Tie a knot in the gingham ribbon.  Use glue dot to adhere to Whisper White card stock with glue dot.  Trim ribbon.

Stamp Whisper White piece for inside and adhere.


Retiring Gingham Gala DSP and Daisy Punch

I love, love, love the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper, and I'm sorry it's retiring!  I've used it on this card, not only as DSP on the front but I punched the daisy flower out of it.  I also added vellum to the daisy, which gives it a softer look.  I think I will make one with each color from the Gingham DSP! I saw the idea for this card on




Strong and Beautiful stamp set.

Grapefruit Grove card stock, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"; Grapefruit Grove card stock,  4 3/4 x 3 1/4" for mat on front.

Whisper White card stock, 2 7/8 x 4 3/8" for front; Whisper White card stock, 5 1/4 x 4" for inside of card; scrap piece for sentiment, and daisy center.

Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper in Grapefruit Grove, 4 x 5 1/4"

Scrap piece of vellum for daisy.

Polka dot tulle ribbon, 3"

White Baker's Twine.

Black Memento ink.

Snail adhesive.

MIni Glue Dots.


Daisy Punch, Pretty Label Punch.

1/2" Punch.



Stamp sentiment on scrap whisper white and punch out with Pretty Label Punch.  

Punch out two daisy flowers from Gingham Gala DSP, and one from Vellum card stock.  Adhere together with mini glue dots of liquid glue.  Punch out 1/2" circle for center of daisy and adhere with glue dot.  Add Baker's Twine bow to center of daisy.

Adhere ribbon to white card stock, and then place on Grapefruit Grove piece.  Adhere to Gingham paper and add both to the front of the card.  

Adhere daisy with a dimensional to front of card.

Stamp sentiment on Whisper White for inside of card and adhere.



Easter Card With Hold on to Hope Stamp Set

Here is another card made with Very Vanilla card stock and Gold Foil paper.  It is my Easter card I made using the Hold On To Hope stamp set.  I also used the new Country Floral embossing folder for the front 5 1/4" x 4" background piece of card stock on the front. Simple, but oh so pretty!

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Card base - 4 1/4 x 11" Very Vanilla card stock scored at 5 1/2".

Background piece for front - 5 1/4 x 4" Very Vanilla card stock.

Scrap piece of Very Vanilla card stock for sentiment.

Piece of Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim.

3 x 3 piece of  Gold Foil Sheet to die cut Cross.

Gold embossing powder.

Versamark ink.

Vanilla ribbon from Tea Time Combo Ribbon Pack.

Country Floral Embossing folder.

Snail Adhesive

Mini Glue Dots

Stampin' Dimenstionals

Hold on to Hope stamp set

Cross of Hope Framelits

Embossing Buddy

Heat tool.



Emboss 5 1/4 x 4" Very Vanilla card stock piece with Country Floral embossing folder.

Run embossing buddy over  card stock for sentiment. Stamp sentiment with versamark ink.  Sprinkle with gold embossing powder, tap off and then heat emboss sentiment.  Die cut sentiment with framelit from Cross of Hope.

Die cut cross from gold foil using Cross of Hope Framelits. Adhere to embossed front piece with fine tip glue pen.  

Adhere vanilla ribbon to lower front of card.

Adhere sentiment over ribbon with dimensionals.

Make bow from Tea Time ribbon and adhere with glue dot to left side of sentiment. 

Stamp inside as desired.






Hearts and Country Floral Embossing Folder

June is fast approaching and wedding bells are in the air!  My niece is getting married in June, and I've been thinking a little more about cards for bridal showers and weddings.  I love this card made with Country Floral dynamic embossing folder, Meant to Be stamp set, and the lovely Be Mine Stitched Framelits.  Very simple to make, yet elegant!

Meant to be



4 1/4 x 11" Very Vanilla card stock scored at 5 1/2" for card base.

5 1/4 x 4" Very Vanilla card stock for embossed piece.

Gold foil paper for die cutting hearts

Scrap piece of Very Vanilla for die cutting heart

Gold embossing powder

Versamark ink


Heat tool

Stampin' Trimmer

Multipurpose glue


Cut out multiple heart piece for bottom of card and large gold heart from Gold foil paper.

Die cut Very Vanilla heart using Be Mine Stitched Framelits.  Emboss with sentiment from Meant to Be stamp set

Emboss 5 1/4 x 4"  Very Vanilla piece with Country Floral embossing folder.  Adhere to card base

Attach large hearts to top of card.

Adhere large piece of multiple hearts to bottom of card with multipurpose glue.

Stamp sentiment inside.







Saying Goodbye to Retiring Stamps!

It's time to say goodbye to retiring stamps.  They will be available for purchase only until June 3rd.  Look through the list of beauties, and grab those special ones you want while they are available!

Remember to use the April Host code for orders between 50 and 150 dollars (before tax and shipping).  I will send you the beautiful tea time ribbon set.  

Here's the lists - take a look!



Retiring pic 2019


Retiring stamps from Occasions catalog (Download OCC 19 Retiring List_US 2019

Retiring stamps from Annual Catalog Download AC 18-19 Retiring List_US


Hopping Along with Fabled Friends Bunny!

This little bunny is bringing an Easter greeting today.  I have posed him in a watering can from an older retired stamp set (Garden Grown).  It reminds me of the story of Peter Rabbit!  Use him for Easter or a cute baby card!




Fabled Friends Stamp Set

Basket Weave embossing folder

Rectangle Framelits

Very Vanilla card stock - base is 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2"; embossed piece is 5 1/4 x 4"; scrap pieces to stamp bunny and watering can.

Stampin' Blends - Petal Pink, Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake

Memento Black ink

Balmy Blue card stock or Petal Pink card stock for framelits.

Garden Grown stamp set (retired).

Silver and Pink or Silver and Blue Baker's Twine.

MIni glue dots.



Stamp bunny with memento ink.  Color as desired with Stampin' Blends markers.  Fancy cut bunny, and cut around elbows to go over watering can.

Stamp watering can.  Adhere bunny to watering can with elbows hanging over edge.

Die cut frame using Rectangle Framelits (second and fourth I think).

Emboss Very Vanilla Piece for background.

Place bunny/watering can where desired on card stock with dimensionals.

Place frame around bunny with dimensionals.

Adhere bow with glue dot.

Stamp sentiment inside.




This card is soooo fun!!  It's pretty on the outside, but open it up, and SURPRISE!  A little beauty and fun in a card to share with a friend!  This is a get-well card, but you could use the recipe below to make a card for any event.

This card was CASED from Ronda Wade.  If you haven't seen any of her tutorials, you should!






Designer series paper - 11 1/2" x 5 1/2"

White card stock for front - 3" x 4"

Gorgeous Grape card stock for front mat - 3 1/4" x 4 1/4"

Whisper White card stock for inside (2 pieces) 5" x 3 3/4"

Whisper White scraps to punch out daisy

Vellum card stock, 11 1/2" x 3/4"

Butterfly DSP

1/2" circle punch

Daisy punch

Butterfly punch

Gorgeous Grape ink

Tear 'n Tape

Black/silver 1/4" ribbon

Stampin' Trimmer

Snail adhesive

Glue dots



Score the 5 1/2" x 11" DSP at 4 1/4, 5, 5 3/4, 6 1/2, and 7 1/4"  Fold in half, and then a mountain fold on either side of center fold.

Run a piece of Tear 'n Tape in each valley fold on front, peel and tape.

Punch six butterflies from Butterfly DSP. Adhere one to each side of narrow vellum with dimensionals.

Run a piece of Tear 'n Tape in valley fold on inside .  Attach the vellum/butterfly pieces and seal.

Stamp sentiments on white card stock for inside and adhere.

Stamp sentiment on front.  Decorate as desired and adhere to black mat, and then to card front.

Punch out two daisy pieces.  Layer one on top with glue dots.  Punch out 1/2" circle, color, and add to center of daisy.





This cute frog birthday card is for my grandson.  He is going to be five tomorrow, and I know he likes frogs, toads, and all of those funny creatures that are coming alive right now because it's spring!



Supplies:   Card stock - Mango Melody 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" scored at 5 1/2" (Card base)

                    Card stock - Whisper White 5" x 3 1/2" for stamping on

                   Card stock - Bermuda Bay  5" x 4" for mat

                    DSP - Green Gingham Gala  5 1/4" x 4"

                    Black Baker's Twine

                    Stampin' Blends - Pumpkin Pie (light), Granny Apple Green, (dark and light), Bermuda Bay (dark), Daffodil Delight (dark)

                    Memento Ink (black)

                    Rectangle Stitched Framelits

                    Adhesive, Dimensionals, Glue dot

                    Stampin' Trimmer

                    So Hoppy Together stamp set

                    Piece of Cake stamp set (for "Birthday" stamp)


Cut the Whisper White cardstock piece with the 3rd largest Rectangle Stitched Framelit.  Cut the Bermuda Bay piece with the 2nd largest Rectangle Stitched Framelit.

Stamp frog on Whisper White cardstock and color.  Stamp "Hoppy" at top (tape off the words you don't want while inking, pull off tape and stamp "hoppy").  Then stamp "birthday" from the "happy birthday" sentiment in Piece of Cake set, using the same technique (cover the words you don't want while inking the stamp and remove the tape before stamping).

Adhere Gingham DSP to card base.

Adhere Bermuda Bay Piece to card.

Tie Baker's twine bow around white card stock with frog.  Adhere in place with a glue dot under the bow.

Adhere White frog card stock piece to Bermuda Bay piece with dimensionals.

Stamp sentiment on white card stock for inside of card.  Adhere to inside.




I made this card for a sweet friend.  I used the Incredible Like you stamp set.  If you haven't looked at this set (page 21, Occasions Catalog), you might want to.  There is an accompanying project kit that is loaded with beautiful things like laser cut paper and tags in beautiful soft colors!

The flower is stamped in two steps.  I stamped the base color in Highland Heather, and then stamped the dark defining lines of the flower in Gorgeous Grape.  

The leaves are stamped in Clover.  I used a mask over the flowers so I could stamp the leaves over the flower image to look like they naturally are behind the flower bud.

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8 1/2" x 5" Gorgeous Grape card stock, scored at 4 1/4"

5 1/4 " x 4" black and white gingham DSP from the Butterfly Sale-A-Bration paper for mat piece.

5" x 3 3/4" Gorgeous Grape card stock for mat piece.

4 3/4" x 3 1/2" Whisper White card stock for stamping on.

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

Rectangular Stitched Framelits 

Incredible You stamp set

Gorgeous Grape stampin' pad

Highland Heather stampin' pad

Call Me Clover stampin' pad

Daffodil Delight stampin' pad

Versamark stamp pad

Black embossing powder

Heat tool

Organdy ribbon

Black Bakers twine

Glue dots



Using Rectangular Framelits (3 largest), die cut layers for front of card.

Wipe Whisper White card stock with Embossing Buddy.  Using Versamark ink, stamp sentiment on Whisper White card stock.  Cover with black embossing powder and heat with heat tool until set.

Stamp flowers around sentiment.  

Adhere ribbon and Baker's twine with glue dots.

Layer DSP mat and Gorgeous Grape mat on card base with Snail adhesive.   Pop white sentiment piece on with dimensionals.

Adhere inside Whisper White piece.


Baby Bear, Pink and Blue!

This sweet Baby Bear makes an adorable baby card.  Paired with Blushing Bride (pink) or Balmy Blue, little bear is cute for a new baby girl or boy!

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Blushing Bride or Balmy Blue card stock 8 1/2" x 5," scored at 4 1/4"

Whisper White card stock for stamping, 3" x 4"

Subtles matching DSP, 6 x 6"

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

Rectangular Framelit Dies

Baby Bear Stamp Set

Ink pads, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand

Silver Baker's Twine - Pink or Pool Party

Glue dots



Stamp Baby Bear on Whisper White card stock.  Stamp large plain image first with Crumb Cake.  Use Sahara Sand on stamp with the most facial features and stamp over the first image. Use Soft Suede on last stamp and stamp on Baby Bear image again.

Stamp sentiment.

Cut Subtle DSP with 2nd to largest rectangular stitched framelit.  

Cut Whisper White with Baby Bear stamped on it with 3rd largest rectangular stitched framelit.

Adhere DSP to card base with Snail adhesive.  Pop Baby Bear piece on with dimensionals.

Adhere bow with glue dot.

Stamp sentiment on inside white card stock and adhere to inside.