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February 2020

Easter Treat Holder With Stitched So Sweetly Dies and Fable Friends

The Fable Friends stamp set brings me back to childhood days and time spent reading wonderful books like those written by Beatrice Potter.  This set is so sweet, and can be used for baby cards or Easter.  Or, how about a treat holder? In addition to Fable Friends, I've used Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  I love not only the stitching on these but how about those frilly edges on the rectangles.  This is a set you will want for your stash.  Here is the treat holder:

Stitches so sweetly dies treat holder2


PAPER:  Thick Whisper White card stock.  Balmy Blue or Blushing Bride card stock.

STAMP SET: Fable Friends

INK:  Black Memento Ink, Balmy Blue or Blushing Bride.

TOOLS: Die cutting machine, Stitched so Sweetly Dies, Stampin' Blends (Balmy Blue or Blushing Bride, Dark and Light Crumb Cake, Ivory), glue dots, liquid adhesive, tear and tape, sponge.

EMBELLISHMENTS: Champagne Rhinestones, White Baker's Twine


Die cut using the largest die from Stitched so Sweetly Dies (see video).  Die cut two Whisper White pieces, and two of the contrasting color.  Die cut Whisper White rectangle using smallest rectangle.  Cut bottom of colored pieces and glue to back whisper white piece so top edges stick up above white piece (see video).  Stamp bunny and color. Add a touch of Balmy Blue ink or Blushing Bride ink on edges with a stampin' sponge.

Bend bottom tab on  bottom of Whisper White pieces and adhere to small rectangle (see video).

Using glue dots, add Hershey Nuggets to inside of treat holder, stacking on top of each other.  

Close at top using Tear and Tape.

Add bow made with White Baker's twine on front.  Add Champagne Rhinestones to buttons.



Easy Layering Card With On to Adventure Stamp Set!

Have you seen the funny, unique figures in the On to Adventure Stamp set?  They are hilarious, and you will want to add this set to your collection!  This set is all things retirement.  It has great sentiments, and as I said before funny characters.  Here is a layered card I made with it.  The layers add color and depth to the card, and the simple design puts the focal point on the Designer Series Paper and the funny character.  Here's the card:

On to Adventure



CARD STOCK: Card base - Basic Gray, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4"; Real Red for front - 3 5/8 x 4" and scrap piece for 2 1/4" circle on front; Basic Black for front - 5 x 3 3/4", and scrap piece for sentiment;  Country Club DSP, 4 3/4 x 5 3/8" for front and 1 1/4 x 4 for inside, and also 6 x 2 1/4 for envelope flap if desired; Whisper White 5 1/4 x 4 for inside sentiment and scrap piece for Sunburst punched piece and sentiment on front.

STAMP SET: On to Adventure

INK: Momento Black; Stampin' Blends - Ivory, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Mossy Meadow.

TOOLS: Paper cutter; Starburst punch, 2 1/4" punch, Classic Label punch, liquid glue or snail, dimensionals.


Stamp figure on Whisper White with Memento Black Ink and color with Stampin' Blends. Punch out with Starburst punch.  Punch out 2 1/4" circle.  Adhere Starburst circle to 2 1/4" circle with dimensionals. 

Adhere layers to front of card.  Glue circle with figure on it to front.

Stamp sentiment "Happy Retirement" on Whisper White and punch out with Classic Label Punch. Punch out two more using Basic Black and adhere to back of White label with ends sticking out on either side of white label.  Glue onto card front.

Adhere Whisper White to inside of card for sentiment.  Adhere DSP piece on inside on Whisper White.


Click on any of the pictures below to order the supplies for this card from my online shop.  Order $50.00 or more in product (before tax and shipping), using the host code and receive the lovely Champagne Rhinestones FREE from me as a thank you!  You have to use the host code in order to receive this special gift.  

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I didn't intend to make an "Art Deco" style card, but this card sure reminds me of that style from the early 20th century!  I'm enjoying this stamp set - the lily pads remind me of childhood days at the pond!  

Lovely Lily Pad Art Nouveau Card3

Watch the video tutorial to see how to make this card.  The supplies for it are available from my online shop! 

This stamp set and dies are some of the products you can get for FREE with a qualifying order.  They are available in the Stampin' Up 2020 Sale-A-Bration Catalog.

Happy stamping!




Beautiful Valentine Diagonal Fold Card

This diagonal fold card is so pretty with the Organza Striped Ribbon and copper flower and accents.  You will want to make this and use it for cards all throughout the year!!

Diagonal Fold Ribbon Card3


Here's what you need to make this card:

PAPER:  One sheet of thick Whisper White card stock, 8 1/2 x 11"; Whisper White piece for inside sentiment, 5 x 3 3/4"; 5 1/4 x 4" piece for back of card to cover ribbon; scrap of Whisper White for leaves and heart.

Petal Pink card stock for mat 5 1/4 x 4" (you will cut this on the diagonal to make two triangles); 5 1/4 x 4" piece for mat piece inside the card.

Copper foil, 5 x 3 3/4" (you will cut this on the diagonal to make two triangles); scrap piece to punch three petals and piece to punch out scalloped heart to go behind plain white heart).

Parisian Blossoms DSP, 4 5/8 x 3 3/8" (you will cut this on the diagonal to make two triangles for the top).

STAMP SET: Heartfelt

INK: Petal Pink for plain heart; Soft Suede for sentiment.

TOOLS:  Paper cutter, dimensionals, liquid glue, Tear n Tape adhesive, Heart Punches, (plain and scallop), Leaf Punch, Perennial Flower Punch, Blossom Punch.

EMBELLISHMENTS: Organdy Striped Ribbon (two pieces, 20" and 16"); Champagne Rhinestones; Perennial Essence Floral Centers.


Score Whisper White 8 1/2 x 11" card stock at 4 1/4" on 8 1/2" side and 5 1/5" on 11" side.

Cut this piece all the way across on the diagonal. (see examples in video). You will have card bases for two cards.  Fold flaps and crease with Bone Folder.

Cut layers for front (two of each) by cutting the mat layers on the diagonal (Petal Pink, Copper foil, Parisian Blossoms DSP).  Adhere layers on top of each other after punching out the scallop heart from one of the copper layer pieces.  It will be covered over by the DSP on top.

Stamp heart design for white heart with Petal Pink.  Stamp sentiment in Soft Suede.  Adhere white heart on copper foil with dimensionals.  Adhere left upper side of heart to left side of flap (see video).  Add rhinestones to heart.

Punch out petal designs from copper foil with Perennial Punch.  Layer with glue dots.  Add blossom punched with Blossom Punch. Add Perennial Essence center to middle of flower.  Punch out two sets of leaves and adhere to back of blossom.  Add to left lower flap of card with dimensional.

Tape ends of ribbon to back of card, so longest piece comes around right front of card, crossing over to tie on left side.  Add Tear and Tape to hold good. Cover back with Whisper White card stock.


Click on any of the images below to purchase the supplies for this card.  Order $50.00 in product using the host code at right (before tax and shipping) and receive the beautiful Champagne Rhinestones FREE from me!