Bird Feeder

When looking through stamps for today’s project, I came across the Life Is Beautiful stamp set.  I have not used it previously.  And when I saw the stamp of the birds and birdhouse, I saw a birdfeeder.  We have several feeders and always have Cardinals around them.  So I am pretending the house is actually a feeder.


I live north of Atlanta and I had commented to my husband yesterday that with all the leaves still on the trees, it did not seem like December.  So I went with the Fall look of the leaves to match my imaginary bird feeder!

To get the multicolored leaves I used a reinker and baby wipe technique.  I folded up a baby wipe on my silicone mat and added reinkers in Mango Melody, Cherry Cobbler, and Cajun Craze.  I did a drop of each scattered around.  Because the stamp itself is one of the Distinctive stamps, it made an even more rough look to the leaves.  I was happy with how they came out.

And yes I made it look even more like a Fall card by using this sheet of the Plaid Tidings Designer Series   Paper.  I had to though.  It matched the leaves perfectly!

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Birthday Fun Fold

I love making cards with different folds.  I believe it adds a bit of an extra to a simple card.  So I have a birthday card with a fund fold to share today.

I am giving you a sneak peek of a few products from the upcoming January – June Mini Catalog with this card.  It is another Wonderful Catalog!!  As a Demonstrator, I was allowed to do my pre-order this morning.  These products were part of our OnLine Conference order.  Great perks for being a Demonstrtor!!!

The gorgeous DSP is named Fine Arts Designer Series Paper.  The bold colors are what grabbed my attention immediately.  The stamps and Dies are the Art Gallery Bundle.  I used a technique that Shelli and Sara demonstrated at our OnLine event.  They die cut different colors of the die I used and then pieced them together.  I stamped the first one and die cut the Pretty Peacock.  I left the Pretty Peacock in it’s entirety and cut up the one I stamped.  It was easy to glue the flowers onto the solid piece.

Do you love the die of the Happy Birthday?  That was one of the pieces that drew me to the set!  There are two different sizes of that die.

This is a view of the inside, which gives you another view of the fold as well.

Here are the measurements for this Fun Fold.

  • Card base of Pretty Peacock cut 5 3/4 X 5 1/2, score at 1 1/2 on the 5 3/4 side.
  • First layers are Poppy Parade and are 4 1/8 X 5 3/8 and 1 3/8 X 5 3/8
  • DSP layers are 4 X 5 1/4 and 1 1/4 X 5 1/4
  • Focal Poppy Parade layer is 3 1/4 X 3 1/4
  • Whisper White Focal layer is 3 1/8 X 3 1/8
  • Inside layer is 3 X 3


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Card and Treat Box

I began today’s project making a treat box from the Little Treat Box Dies.  Of course after the box, I decided it needed a matching card.  So I have a two for one to share with you today.


Stampin' Up!, LIttle Treat, Gilded Autumn, Merry Hello, Plaid Tidings, Jackie Beers

I will begin with the Treat Box.  It is die cut using the Little Treats Dies and Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper.  I wanted to use this paper because it is too pretty to put away now that the Fall season is about gone.  The Little Treat Die is so simple to make a box with.  It is one piece that is pre-scored and simply folds into place.

For the Treat box and the card, I stamped a tree from the Plaid Tidings stamp set.  I used Cinnamon Cider Ink on Mint Macaroon card stock.  For the box, I stamped two trees and folded them down the center.  They were then glued together and then to Gold Foil label and onto the box.  All of the trees have been touched up with Wink of Stella to give them a bit of frosty looking shine.

For the card, I used one stamped tree with the same Gold Foil label.  The label is the Everyday Label Punch.  I wanted as much of the pretty DSP to show as possible so I played around with the layout of the tree and the sentiment.  I finally decided on this vertical layout.  I used the Metallic Edge Ribbon as the anchor.  The gold edging matches the gold in the DSP.  And the ribbon would work on both the card and the box.

The sentiment is from the Merry Hello stamp set.  I cut the “A Merry Hello” and the Gold Foil layer using the Layering Circles.  For the final Gold touch, I added some of the Gold Gilded Gems.

The card layers are 4 1/4 X 11, scored and folded at 5 1/2.  The Gold Foil layer is 4 X 5 1/4, and the DSP layer is 3 7/8 X 5 3/8.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you like this little duo and will give the Little Treat Box a try.  They are the best yet, in my opinion, of the treat holder dies!




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Gleaming Holly

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving however you celebrated the day!  Today I am playing along with the Global Design Project and the Case The Designer.  In doing so, I broke out the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper for the first time.  Oh My!!!  I am in love with this paper.  I hope you will be as well.


Stampin' Up!, Christmas Gleaming, Poinsettia Place, Stitched Shapes, Jackie Beers

I love the softness of the colors in this sheet of holly from the Poinsettia Place DSP.  The color is not listed as a matching color on the package, but I decided the light background was a perfect match to Soft Sea Foam.  To break it up, I added a layer of Bumblebee, which pairs with the yellow on the leaves.

My layout is from the Global Design Project #268, Case The Designer.  Here is the card I am casing.

My Holly is a favorite, and has been since it is from the Returning Favorite stamp set of Christmas Gleaming.  I have used this holly quite a few times.  But what else would I use to match this paper. For a change of pace, I heat embossed the holly in gold before coloring with the Stampin’ Blends.  The gold doesn’t show as well as I thought it would.  But it made the coloring a dream!  And I did remember to use a tissue to clean off the embossing after I finished coloring.

The layers of the holly are cut using the Stitched Shapes Dies.  I have not used these in quite a while.  They give a bit more area between the layers.  The Merry Christmas is from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set as well.  I stamped it in Real Red and then fussy cut, which was very easy with straight lines, close to the edge for my little sentiment tag.

In casing the designer’s card, I used only a couple of items for the underneath layers.  The base of that layer is the Wonder Of The Season Designer Series Paper.  I used the piece with the gold foil writing.  The ribbon is the Real Red Sheer Ribbon.  I also added a few of the Gilded Gold Gems around the card.

Thank you for stopping in today!  I really appreciate you following my cards.  Please come back on Monday for another new project.  Also, remember to get your Curvy Celebrations Bundle or individual pieces.  You can purchase just one of the stamp sets, or just the dies.  But I love the entire set personally.  My favorite is the Curvy Christmas and the Classic Christmas DSP!  See the pictures below.  To shop, simply choose the SHOP button at the top banner of my post.



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Grateful Heart Gift Card Holder

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families.  I hope your day is a good one however you choose to spend this holiday.  We will be spending the day with friends that are family.  But first I have a card to share.  It is a really Fun Fold and a Gift Card Holder.

I made this gift card holder as a Thanksgiving card, which may seem a bit odd.  This year has definitely made me aware of how much I have to be thankful for.  So I thought a gift to someone special is a good way to show how grateful I am for them, or something they have done.


Stampin' Up!, Banner Year, Plaid Tidings, Itty Bitty Greetings, Harvest Hello, Jackie Beers

LOL!!!  Please forgive my finger…..the card wanted to open instead of cooperating with the picture!

As I said at the top of the post, this is a Fun Fold.  But first, I love the simplicity of the look of the front.  The pumpkin is from the Harvest Hello stamp set and is stamped on Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper.  The sentiment, which is an all time favorite, is from the Banner Year stamp set.

Here is the next view:

This is with the pumpkin layer lifted up.  It reveals a gift card.  The gift card is in a pocket on the bottom section.  And seeing this picture, I should have stamped something on the underside of the pumpkin layer.  Never fear, I will be doing this Fun Fold again!!

Here is the final opening:

Now you can see where the gift card is being held.  Yes this card has quite a few layers, but I do love all of the folds.  As I said, I will be doing this one again soon!!

Here are all of the measurements and instructions:

  • The base is Rich Razzleberry and is cut 5 1/2 X 4 1/4
  • the Crumb Cake layer is cut 4 X 7 1/4 and scored at 5 1/4
  • For the gift card slot, you need Crumb Cake cut to 1 3/4 X 3 3/4.  Put Tear & Tape on each short side and one long side.  Adhere with the side without tape and the end. (as shown in last picture)
  • Center the Crumb Cake layer folded as if it was a 4 X 5 1/4 layer
  • The Bumblebee layer is cut to 3 3/4 X 5 for the inside layer and 3 3/4 X 1 3/4 for the bottom fold
  • The Rich Razzleberry layer is cut to 3 1/2 X 4 3/4 for the inside and 3 1/2 X 1 1/2 for the bottom fold
  • The Top Crumb Cake folded layer is 2 3/4 X 8, folded at 4
  • The top Bumblebee layer is 2 1/2 X 3 3/4


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Singing Bunnies

I hope you found some products that you needed on yesterday’s 24 Hour Sale.  I stocked up on some of the card stock, replaced an ink pad, and a few sets that I had been hesitating on. 🙂

Today’s project is a quick and cute little Christmas or Winter card.  It features the Warm & Toasty stamp set, along with the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper.


These little bunnies seem to be having a jolly time singing their songs.  I went with the haphazard layout of the layers for a bit of extra fun.  The bunnies are stamped and colored using Stampin’ Blends.  They are punched using the Label Me Lovely Punch.  For more texture, I added a mix of ribbon pieces behind the punched layer.  I colored the Whisper White Seam Binding Ribbon with the Poppy Parade Stampn’ Blend for that bright Poppy color!

I stamped the sentiment, which is included in the stamp set, directly on the DSP.  This was another pretty quick card that would be great for multiples.  The background layers are 5 X 3 3/4 and 4 3/4 X 3 1/2.

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Price: $25.00


Purple Birthday

I hope you have already taken advantage of the 24 Hour Extravaganza Sale!  If you have not shopped yet, you can do so by clicking the button on my menu that is SHOP!!!!!

The card I have to share with you today includes items that are in the Annual Catalog and part of the sale.


Actually, everything on this card is from the Annual Catalog!  The stamp set is the Inspiring Iris set.  It is such a great set for a lot of the cards I make.  It gives you the ability to have a tall and narrow focal point.  The flowers are all wonderful and can be Two Step stamped or Outline stamped and colored as I have done today.

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Birtday stamp set.  I could not get by without all of the “Itty Bitty” stamp sets.  There are three different ones.

The base of the card is Purple Posy card stock and it is paired with a purple from the Play With Pattern Designer Series Paper.  The flower layer is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals placed only on the left side.  Prior to adding the front DSP layer, I wrapped the Purple Posy Scalloped Linen Ribbon around the layer.  I made the bow separately and added it with glue dots.  The finishing touch is a few Pearls on the flowers.

Here is a view of the inside:

I added a regular size piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside, and added a matching strip of the DSP.  Actually, the front DSP is cut to full size, and then divided for the front section and the inside. This way the pattern matches.


  • Base card is Purple Posy cut 4 1/4 X 9 1/4, scored at 3 3/4
  • Inside Whisper White is 4 X 5 1/4
  • DSP is  5 3/4 x 3 3/4, cut to 3 1/4 X 3 3/4 and 1 1/2 X 3 3/4. The larger is the front and smaller is the right side of the inside.
  • Flower layers are 2 3/4 X 3 5/8 of Highland Heather and 2 3/8 X 3 1/4 of Whisper White


Thank you for stopping by today.  As I said above, all of the items I used on this card are included in the sale if you have not placed your order yet.  And if your order is under $150.00, I would appreciate you using my host code.  It is above the supply list further down, or if you are on a tablet or computer it is also on the right hand side of the post.



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Today is the 24 Hour Sale!

I hope you have your shopping list ready to go!  I have the list of the exclusions for you again.  And a reminder that the sale is of the Annual Catalog only.  You can shop by clicking the SHOP button at the top of my post. If your order is under $150.00, please use my Host Code located at the bottom of the post and at the side if you are on a tablet or computer.  I very much appreciate you all!!!

I will have my regular post comingl to you a little bit later.  I wanted to remind you of the sale one last time!




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Toile Gift Card Holder

I really like the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper.  I have used it a few times this season since it came back as a Returning Favorite.  Today I have a little bit different fold to showcase it.  Because the paper is so pretty, I hate covering it up.  And it is difficult to find ways to Not cover it.

I paired the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper with the Gift Wrapped Bundle.  To not cover the DSP, I created a band to go around the card to hold it closed.  Did I mention it was a Gift Card Holder?  You know how much I love these!!

Here is the inside view

The gift card slot is just above my watermark.  I was not thinking that I did not have a card in there!

From this picture I think you can see that the card is basically divided into two equal parts.  The DSP is cut to line up perfectly.  And the seem is covered my the belly band.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I do appreciate your following me and my projects!  Reminder that the OnLine Extravaganza is TOMORROW!!!  There are very few exclusions, compared to the size of the Annual Catalog.  This is a great time to stock up on card stock, build your Ink collection, etc.

Click HERE for the post I did on Saturday showing all of the exclusions. 

Measurements and Directions for today’s project:

  • Card base of Garden Green is 4 1/4 X 5 1/2
  • Very Vanilla is cut to 4 X 10 1/4, and scored at 5 1/2 and 8 1/4
  • The 8 1/4 fold is for the gift card. Fold it to the inside and punch a thumb hole using a circle punch inserted halfway prior to securing the edges with Tear & Tape
  • DSP is one piece cut 3 3/4 X 5. On the 5″ side cut at the 2 1/2 mark for two equal pieces.
  • Adhere one piece to the front of the fold down (gift card) section, close it and then add the second piece and align them
  • The belly band is 1 1/2 X 11. Score at 2 5/8 and 7. Fold and burnish.
  • Wrap around the closed card and secure the overlap in front.
  • Add the stamped and punched bow and tag so they cover the overlap on the band

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24 Hour Extravaganza Sale

Are you just about ready to start your Christmas countdown? The big day is only weeks away, which means we are all starting to think about our holiday papercrafting plans. Perhaps you would like to make an advent calendar, create some handmade décor, or prep some scrapbook pages. The possibilities are truly endless! And since the busiest shopping season is beginning now, this is the perfect time to let everyone know that our Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza will be here soon, with 10% off select annual catalog items.  As crafters, we know that adding a personal touch to the holidays can make the season even more meaningful and fun. So make sure you spread the word about this fabulous sale so everyone can make the world a more beautiful place this Christmas season!


The big day is Tuesday, November 24th.   I have included the list of Exclusions from the sale below.  So be aware if those items are on your list.

Also, I would be happy to help your family and friends surprise you with Stampin’ Up! Gifts for Christmas.  I can do gift certificates, or help them order from your Wish List.   You can make a specific Wish List for Christmas using the new Stampin’ Up! site.  Then share it with one or more of your family / friends.  They can contact me to place the order, or do so themselves.  To order themselves, they would have to create an account.  As I said above, I do not mind helping them place the order.  I love surprises and helping to arrange a surprise is just as much fun!!

The Exclusion List:



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