Merry & Bright for GDP168

I have a simple and Very Bright card for the Case The Designer at Global Design Project168.  The CASE card is a simple wreath on a white card.  I have a simple wreath on a very bright background for my card.


Making Christmas Bright, 148046


As I said, my card is Bright!!  However, it was a very easy card to stamp.   The strip of lights is not the complete strip from the set.  I used markers to color only enough to spread across the wreath.  A little tip for you to keep in mind.  The sentiment is stamped on a strip of paper from trimming the layers of a previous card.  And the bow is from the Hung With Care host stamp set.  It is cut away from the wooden shoes the are part of the hanging stockings.  All of it was easy peasy!!

Thank you for visiting today.  I hope you will return tomorrow for the Pals Blog Hop.  There are always great inspirations to be found in those hops.




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I hope everyone is safe and well after the nasty weather of the weekend.  We were very lucky and did not get the ice that was expected.

Today’s card is a quick and easy one that could be done with almost any stamp set and designer paper.  I used the awesome Share What You Love Designer Series Paper.  I really do love that paper!!


Stampin' Up!, Enjoy Life, Share What You Love, Jackie Beers

Enjoy Life, 148190


I did a different pairing of colors than I have done previously.  I paired Coastal Cabana with Tranquil Tide. I was attempting to bring out the lighter / brighter blue in the DSP.  The positioning of the sentiment is totally to show off the beautiful DSP.  And I really like it in the corner, as opposed to centered.  Not your normal positioning and I like that as well.

I hope you liked my quick and easy card.  Please return tomorrow for a new project.  All of the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.

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Beautiful Wishes

I have taken another holiday card break today.  We need birthday cards year round.  It was also a great time to go back to the Annual Catalog for a great stamp set.


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The Beautiful Bouquet stamp set, with matching framelits, has a lot of stamps to choose from.  I went very simple on this card.  And decided on just a single flower or stem.  I do love the Highland Heather for this flower.  It may not be true to nature, but I think it is gorgeous.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you like a quick and easy card that is easy to stamp or make quick changes to.  All of the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.

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Hoppy Thursday

Sorry I am late today.  I was fighting with the Year End Closeout links.  As you can tell if you have been following me for any length of time, I am not a whiz at computer technology!!! Yikes.   But I hope the awesome sale prices will be worth the wait.

Another great thing is that you can now order the Stamparatus Carry Bag.  I have had the icon at the bottom of the post for a few weeks now.  Well the time is here.  And it is really the perfect bag for your Stamparatus, plus other uses as well.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Now for today’s card.  It is another Sneak Peek of the upcoming Sale-A-Bration stamp sets.  Did the Blog Title give it away?  Of course it did…. Frogs!!!


Stampin' Up!, So Hoppy Together, Animal Expedition, Jackie Beers

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Aren’t the little frogs adorable?  I believe they will be the same big hit that last year’s SAB Pandas were.  The name of the stamp set is So Hoppy Together.  I linked to the DSP, because the graph for the stamp set is not available yet.  I will update once I can get that link.

BUT….do you see how wonderfully it pairs with the Animal Expedition DSP?  There are several pieces in that pack of paper which pair beautifully with this set. Hint, Hint….

Thank you so much for stopping by this morning.  I hope you will check back tomorrow.  I will be on time in the morning.

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Grateful for scraps

Once again I have been playing with the pieces of scrap paper on my desk.  We all have those little strips or scraps that we have punched something from.  I really do try to keep it neat, but I do not always succeed (well, rarely succeed!).  Today’s card is more of the leftovers.


Country Home, 147678


Today’s layout is one of the easy to use classics.  Even if you do not like the card, please make note of the layout.

My background banner piece is actually a sneak peek of a DSP in the upcoming 2019 Occasions Catalog.  it is from a make ‘n take we had at OnStage that I did not make.  I believe the card called for the opposite side of this piece, but I loved the vibrancy of this side better.  I may have stamped my piece too similar to the print of the DSP.  The strip of white is stamped on with First Frost stamp set for the flower.  A definite “Keeper” set.  The little leaf is from Peaceful Noel.  It added just enough of a soft touch.

The sentiment is one of my all time favorites from the Country Home set.  That set will for sure be staying with me, and I really hope it carries over to the 2019 Annual Catalog.  It is a very versatile set with awesome sentiments.

Thank you for stopping by today!  All of the supplies are listed at the bottom of the page.  I hope your day is amazing!



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Collecting Santas has been one of my favorite things for many years.  I have added the Signs of Santa Bundle to my collection.  Just kidding, but it is the Perfect Santa!!  It is so adorable!  And the framelits are a great pairing.  I hope my bright card will get you in the Santa mood.


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I stamped Santa and colored him with Stampin’ Blends by following the Santas on the DSP.  But I couldn’t stop there.  I added two different versions of the Santa Workshop DSP for added Christmas Brightness.  I may have gone a bit overboard on the brightness!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you like Santa and the very versatile layout used in the card.  As always, the complete list of products are at the bottom of the post.




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Happiness is anytime spent with friends, at least to me anyway.  So today’s card is a simple stamping ,#SimpleStamping, as Sara mentioned several times at OnStage.  What makes this one seem so easy is the photopolymer stamp set Coffee Cafe.  It is a favorite of mine that I hope stays around for quite some time.


Stampin' UP!, Jackie Beers, Coffee Cafe, #SimpleStamping, Festive Farmhouse

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As I mentioned above, the photopolymer stamp set is so easy to line up the sentiment inside the cup outline.  And it is just as easy to add the dollop of whipped topping on top.  Yes, I realize this is more a dessert than a cup of coffee!!  Isn’t that the best kind?

I tied together the Coffee Cafe stamp set from the annual catalog with a designer series paper from the Holiday catalog.  I love mixing products.  Also, all of the stamping is from the single stamp set.  Sometimes I wonder if I confuse customers with multiple stamp sets.  I like to occasionally show a “one stamp set” type card.

The picture doesn’t really do the heart in the center of coffee very clearly.  I punched a Cherry Cobbler heart using the Cookie Cutter punch.  I believe it is very fitting to match the hearts I added in the whipped topping.

Thank you very much for visiting today.  I hope you enjoyed this quick #SimpleStamping card.  Please come back tomorrow for a new project.  As always, the complete supply list is at the bottom of the post.

One more thing……If you are interested in the Stamparatus carry bag, it is listed further down, you can begin ordering soon.  I recommend ordering as soon as it is available as it is while supplies last.

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Candy Cane Christmas

Today’s card is a quick and easy one.  I think it will bring a smile to your face though.  Who doesn’t like Candy Canes at Christmas?  It is part of the tradition.  And I paired this with the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder.  Oh My!  I do not know why I have not used this previously.  It is so festive.


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I was happy with my #SimpleStamping card.  And once again , the photopolymer stamp made the lining up of the candy canes super easy to do.   I borrowed the Merry Christmas from the Host Rewards stamp set Hung With Care.  The two stamps were just perfect and all the card needed.

Thank you for checking on my project today.  I hope you liked it and can use this simple layout for a card of your own.  I hope you will check back on Monday for another project.


  • base card of Garden  Green is 4 1/2 X 11
  • whisper white layer is 4 1/8 X 5 3/8
  • real red layer is 4 X 5 1/4
  • small Garden Green is 3 7/8 X 1 7/8
  • Small Whisper White is 3 3/4 X 1 3/4



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Alpine Christmas

I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s InKing Royalty Blog Hop!  I am amazed at the wonderful projects we see each month.  Thank you for Hopping Along with us.

For today’s card, I am back to Christmas.  I love the rustic, country, warm and cozy feeling this card gives me.  Hopefully you will get some of those feelings as well.  It reminds me of childhood Christmas cards.


Stampin' Up!, Alpine Adventure, Farmhouse DSP, Jackie Beers

Alpine Adventure, 147742


The Alpine Adventure has matching dies, but I did not use them on this card.  I was going for a more simple look.  I did add the Corrugated Embossing Folder, a 2″ piece, behind my sled of gifts.  And please forgive my bells attached to the sentiment.  They did not show up very well, so I went over them with the Black Stampin’ Write Marker.  Now they almost show up too much!  I never know when to leave it well enough alone.

The Alpine stamp set is photopolymer which made the lining up of the gifts on the sled super easy.  And what’s not to love about the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper.  That plaid is perfect for so many projects.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I really appreciate it.  Please come back tomorrow for another new project.




  • Base card is 4 1/4 X 11
  • Black is 4 1/8 X 5 3/8
  • DSP is 4 X 5 1/4
  • Corrugated piece is 2 X 5
  • Sled layer is 3 3/4 X 2 7/8, and 3 5/8 X 2 3/4



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InKing Royalty November Blog Hop



Welcome to InKing Royalty’s November Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular songs – this month’s song is “We are Family.” As you might guess, our Blog Hop today is filled with projects that are inspired by family – we have a wide variety of projects today! 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.

I have created a gift card holder that is simple and a bit different than my normal ones.  For this one, I got the idea from a swap I received in Orlando that held a candy bar.  You can be sure that I will be sharing one of those with you in the near future as well!!  But today, I have a simple gift card holder that is made for  a birthday instead of holiday.


Stampin' Up!, Healing Hugs, Picture Perfect Birthday, Tea Room, Jackie Beers

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And here is the inside.



The gift card attaches to the backside of the “Treat Yourself” piece with a couple of glue dots.  I realize you cannot see the ribbon behind the front layer.  I punched through the front and back, at the same time, using the Detailed Trio Punch.  The ribbon is then pushed through front to back and the insert pushes the ribbon down into the card.

I loved this when I saw it pull out a candy bar.  Who Wouldn’t !!!  And I immediately thought of the gift card as an alternative.  I am not the mathematical wizard the my friend Julie DiMatteo (The Paper Pixie) is, but I finally got the measurements figured out to hold the card.  I was so proud 🙂

I have got all of the measurements listed below for you.  I hope you like this idea and will give it a try.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Thank you for visiting my blog today!  I greatly appreciate it.




  • DSP is 5 X 5 1/2
  • On the 5″ side, score at 1″
  • One the 5 1/2″ side, score at 1 1/4, 3 3/4, 4 3/4,
  • Cut off the bottom tabs created by the 1″ score, except for the center one. That is the front of your holder.  Add Tear & Tape down the narrow scored piece and fold together.  Then add tape and fold up the one flap.
  • Punch through both layers of the holder with the Detailed Trio Punch.
  • Ribbon is 14″
  • Insert is 2 1/4″ X 3 3/4″
  • Front panel is 3 7/8 X 1 7/8 and 3 3/4 X 1 3/4


Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations. 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:

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