Gnome Wish

I have fallen in love with the Gnome For The Holidays stamp set after passing it by a few times in the catalog.  Today I have paired a sweet little gnome with the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper.  And yes, it is one of the DSP that are on SALE for 15% Off.  You can see all of the ones that are on sale at the bottom of the post.


Stampin' Up!, Gnome For the Holidays, Snowflake Splendor, Jackie Beers

I think this little guy is just too cute!!  And matching his clothing with the gorgeous colors from the DSP is a perfect pairing.  All I did as an add on are to add a few of the Adhesive Backed Snowflake accessories.

This card is a quick one.  A couple of layers of paper, two stampings, a little coloring, and finished card!  This will probably be one of my mail out Christmas cards for this year.

Here are the measurements for this little card.

  • Base card is Thick Whisper White cut 4 1/4 X 11
  • Pacific Point layer is 3 1/4 X 5 1/2
  • DSP layer is 3 X 5 1/2
  • Highland Heather layer is 2 1/4 X 3 1/2
  • Stamped layer is 2 X 3 1/4

I have all of the supplies used listed at the bottom of the page.  And just below here are all of the DSP that are on sale through the end of this month.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have a great weekend.  Please come back on Monday for another new project.



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Annual Ornament

I have a cute card with a small extra fold for you today.  This is one that I have done previously.  Just not recently.  It is a way to show off both sides of Stampin’ Up!s gorgeous Designer Series Paper.


Stampin' Up!, Tag Buffett, Tis The Season, Jackie Beers


I love just the corner turned down to give you a view of the other side of the DSP.  This is of course the Tis The Season Designer Series Paper.  And it is part of the 15% OFF Sale through the end of the month.  All of these sheets are beautiufl!

I used the Tag Buffet Stamp Set for the Ornament.   I thought a pretty ornament hanging from the folded edge would make a nice, clean looking card.  I colored the ornament with Stampin’ Blends to match the two colors of the card.  Shaded Spruce and Cherry Cobbler are these gorgeous colors.

For the sentiment I went with the A Merry Hello Stamp set.  It is a Host Rewards set from the Mini Catalog.  As I was deciding on the sentiment to use, I noticed the “2020”.   I have always been a huge fan of Christmas Ornaments!  The Hallmark ones were always special.  And I always got one with the year on it.  When I saw the year, that is what I thought of.  So of course I made a special year ornament.  This year will definitely be one to remember!

Here is a quick view of the inside as well.  I showcased the Cherry Cobbler side of the DSP using the strip I cut off.  I also used an additional sentiment from the A Merry Hello Stamp set.




  • Base card is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 scored and folded at 4 1/4
  • Whisper White layer is 5 1/4 X 4
  • DSP layer is 5 1/8 X 3 7/8, folded at top right corner enough to show sentiment
  • Inside Whisper White is 5 1/4 X 4
  • Inside DSP is 3 7/8 X 7/8 ( piece cut from 6X6 for front)


Thank you for stopping by today!  I will have another project to share tomorrow, so I hope you will check in then.


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InKing Royalty October Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s October Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate Thanksgiving, so prepare yourself for Autumn landscapes, warm colors and sweet reminders of all the reasons we have to be grateful this time of year. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

This month’s theme is right up my alley.  Every year I really enjoy making Fall Cards and those that say we are Grateful.  I also tried a new card layout.


Stampin' Up!, Arrange A Wreath, Banner Year, Gilded Autumn, Jackie Beers

The Focal point of the card is the Wreath!  I love the Arrange a Wreath Bundle.  I feel it is really showcased here.  The background of the wreath is stamped using Mint Macaron on Very Vanilla card stock.  I sort of fussy cut around the outside of the wreath, but not overly detailed.  I then did the same for the inside.  The Cinnamon Cider wreath is not stamped on. It is only die cut using the wreath die.  The embossing of the leaves is part of the die!  I love that.

The banner across the wreath made me very happy!  I played with different versions for getting the sentiment.  I used the Banner Year Bundle for the sentiment.  It does not really show in the picture, but I used my bone folder to curve the banner just a little.  So it looks wavy across the front of the wreath.

The finishing touch to the wreath is the bow.  It is the Metallic Ribbon from the Basket Weave and Metallic Ribbon Combo.  And it pairs beautifully with the gorgeous DSP.  This is one of my all time favorite DSP.  It is the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper.

And here is the inside of the card .  This also shows the different fold I mentioned at the beginning.  I have made a couple of regular size cards with this fold. (I got the fold from fellow Demonstrator Paula Butler in a beautiful card for a card swap)  I just stretched it out quite a bit for this Slim card.


You can see that only the center raises up.  To finish the inside I stamped the Mint Macaron Wreath again and then added the sentiment.  The sentiment is also from the Banner Year set.

Measurements:  This card fits into a regular A10 Envelope

  • Thick Very Vanilla card stock base is 4 X 8 3/4
  • Very Vanilla center layer is 4 X 8, scored at 4 and folded
  • Center DSP is 3 7/8 X 3 7/8
  • Cinnamon Cider side layers are 3 7/8 X 2 1/8 (need 2)
  • DSP side layers are 3 3/4 X 2 (need 2)


I could not get the pictures to look as it should.  I am still playing with new photography and the Slim Line Cards are an added challenge in this!  So I apologize for my larger than necessary watermark.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Candy Ford at Stamp Candy. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  3. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  4. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  5. Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon
  6. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  7. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  8. Rachel Brumley at Artistic Designs by Rachel
  9. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  10. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  11. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  12. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  13. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  14. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie



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Tri-Fold Sunflower

My Fun Fold today is another find in my craft room.  This fold was one I had done many years ago.  So now it is new again!  I called it a Tri-Fold.  Although I am sure it had a better name at one time.



I adore this Celebrate Sunflower stamp set.  I have used it many times.  And since I love coloring, as you can tell if you follow me, It is perfect for coloring.  I used a variety of Stampin’ Blends and will have all of them listed in the Supply List.  But I stamped the flower using Early Espresso Ink and colored the petals with Mango Melody.  The highlights are Calypso Coral.

I feel like I sometimes use too much Designer Series Paper.  And then I think there is no such thing!!  Before I got so attached to the DSP, I previously used a lot of different Embossing Folders for my backgrounds.  For this card, I decided to go with the embossing.  This is one of the two folders in the Wrapped In Texture Embossing bundle.  They are both wonderful, but I thought the little dots went with the center of the sunflower.  Note:  These embossing folders are the narrower ones and will work in the Mini Cut & Emboss Machine when it becomes available.

Here is a look at the inside and how it opens.


As you can see, I stamped the sunflower on the inside as well.  This time I used Crumb Cake and then stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso.  All of the stamps are from the Celebrate Sunflower set.  The only difficult thing about this card, Is remembering to only add adhesive to half of the back of your focal layers!  It only attaches to one side.  Ask me how I know this !!!!!!! 🙂


  • base of Crumb Cake is 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 2, 3 3/4, 7 1/4, 9
  • Fold and burnish all score lines and then fold into mountains on each side of the square center.
  • the Inside Very Vanilla layer is cut to 3 1/4 X 4
  • The front embossed areas are Mango Melody cut to 1 3/4 X 4 (need 2)
  • The center layers are largest to smallest: 3 X 2 5/8, 2 3/4 X 2 3/8, 2 1/2 X 2 1/8, 2 1/4 X 1 7/8


Thank you for visiting today!  Please come by tomorrow.  I will be participating in the InKing Royalty Blog Hop.  There will be great projects for you to see.



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I Believe

I hope you have noticed the Red and Green Foil Paper in the Mini Catalog!  I worked with it for the second time on today’s card.  It is so very nice!  The first project with it was the Christmas Tree I used last week on the Pals Blog Hop.  I added a Green Foil Tree to the Hand Sanitizer and the matching Gift Tag.  Today I have chosen to use it on some Jingle Bells.


Stampin' Up!, Cherish The Season, Christmas Means, Tis the season, Jackie Beers

Those bells look amazing in the Green and Red Foil paper.  I stamped the greenery from the tree in Shaded Spruce and then just glued the bells to the branches.  It was really easy to make the “tree” branches using the stamp of two stems.  And I really love Shaded Spruce for the tree color.

The sentiment is from the set Christmas Means.  Those are all adorable sayings from different Christmas Movies.


  • Card base in Shaded Spruce cut 4 1/4 X 11 and scored at 5 1/2
  • Real Red layer cut to 4 X 5 1/4
  • Tis The Season DSP cut to 3 3/4 X 5
  • Shaded Spruce center piece cut to 2 3/8 X 4 1/2
  • Whisper White stamped layer cut to 2 1/4 X 4 3/8


Thank you for stopping by today!  Please come back tomorrow for another new project.  I have all of the products I used listed in the Supply List at the bottom of the page.


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Umbrella Birthday

I have a birthday card to share with you today.  It is almost out of season in regard to more summer type flowers, but here is to one last card.  Here in the South, summer lasts quite a bit longer than other parts, so I still have some flowers blooming.  And I love this stamp set that I used today!



I paired Under My Umbrella stamp set with the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper.  To create the  flowers I stamped along the bottom edge of a scrap of paper.  I used two different flower stamps from the set to create this little uneven line.  I colored them using Stampin’ Blends and then fussy cut them along the ends and top.

The umbrella is stamped directly onto the sheet from Forever Greenery DSP and punched using the Umbrella Builder Punch.  I added some dimensionals to the base and then tucked the flowers behind and over the ends.

The Rococo Rose circle is cut using the 2 1/4″ Circle Punch.  I wanted the umbrella and flowers to Pop a bit off of the green background.  I chose the color from the flowers.  When layering everything together, I wanted the umbrella and flowers to spill over the edge a bit.  Plus it left a little more room for the tag.  I like seeing the flowers hanging over the center panel and onto the card base.  It shows the flowers a bit extra.

The tag sentiment is from the stamp set as well.  I used the Classic Label Punch to punch it out.  I then put the one end back into the end of the punch to make the banner tip.  The other end I cut off straight and tucked behind the umbrella handle.  I also added a few small pearls to a couple of the flower centers for a bit more dimension and a touch of bling!

Thank you for stopping by today!  I do appreciate your visits and comments very much.  I have all of the supplies I used at the bottom of the post.  Don’t forget about the 15% OFF DSP Sale!  We have a little under two weeks to go.



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No Place Like Gnome

I don’t know about you, but I see some stamps or other products and say to myself that I don’t think I would use that.  The stamp set I am showcasing today is one of those.  When I first saw it in the Mini Catalog, I thought it was adorable, but didn’t think I would really use it.  And I can imagine that you know where this is going!!!!   Yes, after seeing everyone’s creation, I had to have this set.

I have already used this set twice and just received it on Monday!  The other project is for a class I am having on Saturday. So I cannot share it until next week.  The stamped images are exactly what I envisioned for this card.  But the layout gave me fits!

I tend to stamp images and then cut them down to a smaller size.  I could not decide how to best cut this one.  And I thought it was too large with too much white space to leave it square.  In comes the handy dandy Paper Trimmer.

I played around with how to cut the angles.  And was afraid I was going to totally mess up my work.  All I can say is Go For It!!!  After I got the first cut completed, I was happy.  It is different and I am good with that.

Oops, I never told you what colors I used!  The background is Poppy Parade and the DSP is Granny Apple Green.  I wanted this one to POP!  Other than the funky cutting, I added a some extras to create the picture I wanted.  The Granny Apple wood grain DSP is from the Brights 6X6 Designer Series Paper.  I thought it went perfectly with the tree.  I also added the stars from the All The Trimmings embellishments.  There was already a star on top of the lady’s hat.  I just covered it with one of the embellishments.  And since I didn’t want the sentiment to feel neglected, I added a star on each end of that layer.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you like my angles on today’s card.  Yesterday was the Pals Blog Hop and it was FULL of Awesome Projects.  If you didn’t see it, you can go back there from HERE.

I have all of today’s supplies listed below the DSP Sale information.  You have about two weeks of the sale, so don’t miss out.


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Pals October 2020 Blog Hop

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Tag, You’re It” – tags or 3D projects to get you inspired for the upcoming gift season. We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I decided to go with a Tag and a 3D Project.  I made a tag and a box that holds a Bath & Body Hand Sanitizer.  And who doesn’t need that right now!


Stampin' Up!, Pine Tree Punch, Green Foil, Tis The Season DSP, Peace & Joy, Jackie Beers

This is the box which holds the hand sanitizer.  I adapted it from The Paper Pixie’s Tombow Glue Box, with Julie’s permission.  The tree is using the beautiful Green Foil.  The “garland” is from the Peace & Joy Stamp set.  I used my paper snips to trim the two words, they are separate anyway. I decided they would work perfectly for the garland on the tree. Plus they coordinate with the Bronze Star.


You can see from this photo how the front flap tucks behind the top of the Christmas tree to close.  The bottle fits easily inside of the box.   You can also see the White Polka Dot Ribbon.  LOL!!  It cannot be seen in the first picture due to the white background.  There is actually a bow on the top of the lid.

And here is the matching Tag.  Both items use Cherry Cobbler card stock along with the Tis The Season Designer Series Paper, as well as the White Polka Dot Ribbon.  Also…..the “bronze” or metallic look to both of the “garlands” stamping is not a metallic ink.  It is the Cinnamon Cider Ink!!  That is an amazing find to me.


The garland phrase on this tree is from the Warm & Toasty stamp set. I have actually made a dozen of these tags for a friend to use.  I added a white layer, the same size as the DSP layer on the front, to the back with a “To / From” stamp.  She fell in love with my prototype for this.  That was nice!

I hope you like today’s projects.  I would love it if you left a comment.  And I have added the template and measurements for the box just below.  Then please continue on to  the Blog Hop Lineup.

Box Template and Measurements:


Measurements for the Box:

  • The card stock is cut 6 X 5 3/4
  • Score the 6″ side at 1/2, 1 1/2, 3 1/4, 4 1/4
  • Score the 5 3/4″ side at 1, 3 3/4, 4 3/4
  • Follow the templates below for cutting
  • DSP is : 2 @ 1 1/2 X 2 1/2,    2 @ 3/4 X 2 1/2,    2 @ 3/4 1 1/2


More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on November 11th when our theme is “Pile It On!” Participants will showcase projects with lots of layers, embellishments and/or texture. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop Line-Up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  3. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  4. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  5. Karen Buttery at Karen On The Lake Stamper
  6. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  7. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  8. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  11. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  12. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  13. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  14. Dacia Smith at My Creative Days
  15. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  16. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  17. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  18. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  20. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  21. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  23. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  24. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…





Pink Zebra Stripes

One set that was extremely popular on debut of the Annual Catalog was the Zany Zebras stamp set.  I did not get it immediately but after all of the cute cards, decided it needed to come to me.  So today I have a bright and fun card.



I love the face on this precious zebra!  So I took some creative license and decided she needed to be spruced up for the birthday party.  She was given a Magenta Madness Manicure and Pedicure, along with some new Magenta Madness Lipstick.  LOL!!!  It is my world and I can be as crazy , or creative, as I want.

Really this card was so quick and simple.  You can see there is only a little bit of stamping and coloring.  I took my color choices from the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper.  ( Yes, it is one of the DSP packs that are included in the 15% OFF Sale!)  I added the touch of matching Ribbon in Magenta Madness, as well as die cutting the focal point using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope my spiffy Zebra gave you cause to smile!!  Please come back tomorrow for the Pals October Blog Hop.  You will see quite a few great projects.




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Matchbook Birthday

I have a little different Fun Fold to share with you today.  It isn’t new by any means, it is an old one that I found when cleaning out.  I love when I find older styles and folds that I have not seen in quite a while.  Today’s find is a Matchbook fold.  The most  recent Matchbook fold I have used was with a little Life Saver Candy that I made in a Matchbook last year.  I handed them out during the Holidays.



I think this stamp set, Senior Years, is a hoot!!  But then I qualify as a Senior, so best to just laugh about it, Right???

The man and the sentiment are both from the Senior Years set.  I colored the man thinking of Sheldon on Big Bang Theory and his plaid pants.  I added the background colors based off of the pants.

The card is a pretty quick one in terms of the fold.  It is a 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 1″ and 6 1/4″.  The 1″ is the matchbook part.  I still have the old Stampin’ Up! stapler.  But any little stapler will do the trick.  Just fold the 1″ section up and staple it equal distance apart, like 1/3 in from each end.  But staple it a bit below 1/2″.  That way your card has room to get behind the fold and not hit the staples.

To Dress Up the card, I added four of the Antique Corners from the Antique Corners and Slides accessories from the World Of Good Suite in the Annual Catalog.  They seem very “manly” when placed with these colors and the “senior” man.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I greatly appreciate it.  If you have any questions regarding the card, do not hesitate to reach out.  I will gladly explain more or answer a question.



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