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August 2019

Easy LIttle Debbie Cake Box

I designed this cute box for our stamping class last Saturday.  In each  box was a Little Debbie Strawberry Cake (oh yum!)

Box with  2

Fun and easy!  You could put in a number of other cute little gifts!  Here are the directions:


Paper: Poppy Parade card stock 7 1/2 x 6 3/4"; Whisper White piece for tag, 4 x 5"

Stamps: Floral Essence (flower); Tasteful Textures (sentiment)

Ink: Memento Black, Poppy Parade

Embellishments: Poppy Parade Ribbon

Tools: Stitched Nested Labels Dies; Liquid Glue; Tear Tape; Bone Folder, Simply Scored Tool


Score the piece of Poppy Parade along the 7 1/2" side at 1/2", 1 3/4", 4", 5 1/4", 6 3/4".  Score on the two 6 3/4" sides at 1 1/4"

Box scored 2

Cut the two rectangles on each end as shown above.

Box with ends cut 2

Cut up remaining edges to 1 1/4" score line:

Box with cut scoring 2

Fold on scored lines using Bone Folder:

Box folded 2

Beginning on end with larger rectangle, use Tear Tape to attach flaps and begin to form box.  End with small 1/2" scored piece is flap to close box.

Box showing flap 2

Cut white tag using Stitched Nested Labels Die.  Stamp with sentiment and flower.  Adhere to box.  Tie ribbon around it.  Enjoy!!

Feel free to email me with any questions!

Click on any of the supply pictures to order from my online store.  Order $50.00 before tax and shipping using the August hostess code, and I will send you the beautiful embossing folder pictured to the right!



Colorful Free as a Bird Card

This neat technique was new to me...

Bird watercolor pencil card 2

I CASED this card and technique on a video by a Stampin' Up demonstrator, and I can't remember her name, so sincere apologies.  I loved the "neon" look which is created by heat embossing an image and then coloring over it with Watercolor pencils. 

Bird tag only2

As you can see, this image from the Free as a Bird stamp set has been heat embossed with white embossing powder.  It's pretty just like this.  

But use watercolor pencils to color on the embossing, and you have another beautiful image!

I used Old Olive, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, and Mambo Melon to color this card.  

Bird tag and pencils2



Thick Whisper White card stock, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4"; small piece for sentiment; 5 1/4 x 4" ; 5 x 4" piece cut with Nested Labels framelit; piece for inside of card.

Melon Mambo card stock, 5 1/4 x 4"

Basic Black piece, 4 x 5" cut with Nested Labels Framelit.


Versamark ink; Memento black ink; White Embossing Powder

Stamps:  Free as a Bird stamp set, Wish For it All


Snail Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots, Heat Tool; Stitched Nested Framelits Dies; Doily Wishes Dies


3/8" Glittered Organdy Ribbon; Subtle Embossing Folder


Use embossing buddy on black card stock piece.  Stamp bird image in Versamark ink, add white embossing powder and heat until set.

Color the embossing with water color pencils.

After coloring the embossing, layer the embossed piece onto a larger Stitched Nested Labels tag (white piece).  Emboss the Melon Mambo card stock with the Subtle embossing folder.  

Die cut tag using tag from Doily Wishes Die.  Add Glittered Organdy ribbon through tag and to backside of Melon Mambo card stock.  

Add embossed birds piece and sentiment tag to front of card.

Stamp inside of card.


Fun Summer Double Easel Card

I'm in the mood for summer to linger on.  I sure wish the days would stay beautiful and sunny!  This card was made with summer in mind.  It's a double easel card I saw in a post from  What fun to make too! I've used Designer Series Paper from the Floral Essence paper.  It's so Impressionistic and lovely!

Trifold front B

Here is a side view to see the folds:

Trifold side view A

And a view of the card lying flat:

Trifold flat A

Here is the recipe:

Paper - Card stock for card base, Mossy Meadow 4 1/2 x 11" scored at 5 1/2"

              Card stock for easel base, Daffodil Delight, 4 1/4 x 10 1/4" scored at 2 1/2 and 5" on the  10 1/4" side

              Card stock for panel, Mossy Meadow, 4 x 2 3/8"

              Card stock for leaves, scraps of Mossy Meadow

              Card stock for daisies - scraps of Very Vanilla

              Card stock for inside sentiment panel - 5 1/4 x 4" Very Vanilla

              Card stock for sentiments on front - scraps of Very Vanilla

              Designer Series Paper, Perennial Essence, 4 x 2 3/8" for  panel and 3 7/8 x 2 1/4" for small pane.

Stamp sets for sentiments - Itty Bitty Birthdays and Beautiful Friendship

Ink - Mossy Meadow

Embellishments - Perennial Essence Floral Centers; 5/8" Organdy striped ribbon; Gingham Gala Sequins

Tools - Daisy and Medium Daisy Punch, Leaf Punch, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies (circle) Liquid Glue, Snail, Mini Glue Dots


Adhere long panel of yellow easel base to long panel of Mossy Meadow Base.  Add layers of DSP, and ribbon to large panel on easel base.  Add layers of card stock and DSP to small panel of easel base.  

Die cut pieces for sentiments and stamp.  Add to card.  

Punch out two daisy pieces for each daisy (large and medium).  Adhere with glue dot and attach to card.  Punch leaves and adhere under large daisy.

Add sequins.





Easy Fun Fold Birthday Card

Want to make an easy fun fold card? This card is it!  It features new Fall paper from the Holiday Catalog, which will be available to customers September 4th. 

Come Gather 2

Card Receipe:

Stamp Set:

Wonderful Moments


Card Base: Crumb Cake - 5 1/8 x 5 3/8" scored at 4 1/8" on the 5 1/8' side; scrap piece for front and leaf die.

Mat piece:  Crumb Cake - 3 7/8 x 3 7/8"

Very Vanilla Cardstock - 3 7/8 x 3 7/8" for inside and scrap piece to cut sentiment for front

Come to Gather Designer Series Paper - 3 7/8 x 5 1/4" for inside; 3 3/4 x 3 3/4" for front; 7/8 x 5 1/4" for across top.

Ink: Soft Suede

Tools:  Stitched Nested Framelits dies, liquid glue adhesive, mini glue dots; Nature's Roots Framelits

Embellishments: Nature's Twine and Designer Embellishments


Dies cut leaf and Stitched Nested Pieces for front of card.  Adhere DSP to card stock pieces.  Stamp sentiment onto small Very Vanilla piece for front and Very Vanilla Piece for inside.  Adhere Stitched Nested pieces to front square piece, and then glue to inside of flap.  

Tie twine around top of card and add mini glue dots to adhere.  Adhere leaf to top and Design Element to top of leaf.  

Add Very Vanilla piece to inside of card.



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Beautiful Journal to Personalize

Did you know Stampin' Up has a journal in the Pressed Flowers Suite?  It's spiral bound with a lovely embossed cover.  I've decorated mine with Designer Series Paper from the Pressed Flowers suite, and the unique Pressed Flowers washi tape.  Use the petals to form a flower! Thanks to Missy Shipman of Glad Heart Stampers for this journal and supplies to decorate it.  She gave them to us at our 20 year celebration yesterday.  This is how I decorated mine.

Pressed petals journal

A page on the inside of the notebook:

Notebook inside

Isn't it lovely?  The whole notebook is filled with sweet sayings, and lovely designs.  Here are the supplies I used:

Pressed Petals Journal

Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper

Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape

Designer Elements

Natures Twine in Blackberry Bliss

Linen Thread

Banner cut from page inside journal

Sprig Punch and Mossy Meadow card stock

Praisworthy Prose stamp set

Click on any of the supply pics below to order from my online store!  Use the August hostess code to receive the Swirls and Curls embossing folder FREE from me with a $50.00 order (before tax and shipping).  

"Summery" Cards With Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set

Today I'm featuring this fun fold card made with Beautiful Friendship stamp set.  I love the flower images in this stamp set.

Beautiful Friendship daffodil2
Beautiful Friendship daffodil2

Beautiful friendship cards inside2

Beautiful Friendship cards2

I saw this idea from Lisa Curcio at Here is the recipe:



Beautiful Friendship (flower images) and Wonderful Moments (sentiments)


Card Base: Calypso Coral - 5 1/8 x 5 3/8" scored at 4 1/8" on the 5 1/8' side.

Mat piece:  Calypso Coral - 3 7/8 x 3 7/8"

Thick Whisper White Paper - 5 1/4 x 3 7/8" for inside, and 2 7/8 x 3 1/8" for front.


Memento Black Ink, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green.


Gingham Gala Sequins, Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon (18")

Adhesives: Snail Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots


Stamp flower image and leaves on front and on inside piece as desired.  Stamp sentiments.  Adhere front Whisper White piece toward bottom of Calypso Coral mat piece before adhering to card base on small folded piece.  

Tie ribbon around small folded edge of card base and stabilize with a glue dot.

Add sequins as desired.