Be You

Today’s card is a case of a wall decoration I saw on pinterest.  That was a painting instead of a card.  But I thought it would make a great card.  The concept is nothing new, but the look of the fence was the inspiration and one I have not previously made.


Stampin' Up, Rooted In Nature, Detailed Leaves, Jackie Beers

Rooted In Nature Bundle, 148353


I mentioned above that I have made similar cards with a cut out that is raised above the stamped image.  But I had not used a different type shape, like this leaf.  I had not previously used the Wood Textures DSP either.  I love the wooden fence look.

I added the die cut/stamped leaves in front of the tree as some added dimension.  I must say that I was pleasantly surprised with the final result.  I hope you will give this a try using different shapes for the cut out.

The cut apart words are also a first for me.  I am not sure why I spread them around the card, but when I tried with them all together, it just did not work for me.  A day of difference!

The tree in the background is colored with Stampin’ Write Markers.  I really hate that they cannot be ordered individually right now.  I periodically add that to the idea box on the Stampin’ Up! website.  Hopefully it will be an option in the future.

Thank you for stopping by.  I will be back on Monday with a new project.  I hope you will check in to see what it is.  Here is wishing you a good weekend to come!







Harvest Thanks for #GDP164

I am playing along with the Global Design Project Challenge 164 of Case the Designer. I love this one, as I got to meet the designer, Louise Sharp, at the Stampin’ Up! Convention in Orlando a few days ago.  She is a bubbly and funny lady that I immediately liked.

I chose to make a Fall card for the challenge.  Of course great minds think alike, LOL!!  I saw my fellow SU Demonstrator, and Friend, Lynn Kolcun posted yesterday with a card for the same challenge that is very similar to mine.  I sent her the photo of my card with a LOL comment!


Falling For Leaves Bundle, 149938


Sometimes I forget how much I love embossing.  I remember seeing it many years ago for the first time and thinking WOW!  I even now think WOW every time the powder becomes shiny.  I used the Copper Embossing Powder today and then filled in the sections with my Stampin’ Blends.  The Blends are so quick and easy to work with.

I pretty much allowed the leaf to stand alone and become the focal point of the card.  I did add a few of the Faceted Dots as accents.  The gingham DSP is a sneak peek for the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  I hate that you cannot ordered it yet.  But I know you are going to love it!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you will join me tomorrow, as I have another Leaf card to share.








Grateful Gift for PALS Blog Hop




Welcome to the November, 2018 Blog Hop with Stampin’ Pretty Pals. Holiday cards are done. It’s time to start on gifts and gift wrap. Let the Stampin’ Pretty Pals inspire you with “Anything But A Card” today.

You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

For my “Gift” idea, I have CASED a fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator from England.  Everyone knows her as Pootles.  I have made her small Explosion Box.  The box I originally saw was sized for a small candle.  I wanted something that someone could give to co-workers or as a Host Thank You, etc.  So I resized it just a tad to fit a K Cup.  Here is my version.  There are several photos from different angles.

A Big Thank You, 147377


A Big Thank You, 147377


A Big Thank You, 147377


I just love this idea!  Pootles had several different sizes of explosion boxes in her YouTube library if you are interested in making them.  I will give you the directions for this one below.

The designer series paper I used on the box is the gorgeous Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Catalog.  It has a pearly sheen to it.  The photo doesn’t do it justice.  In fact, the sheen is not so great for the photograph.

Thank you for checking on my project today.  I hope you like it and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  I love hearing from you for any reason.

Get more inspiration using the Blog Hop Line-up below. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 12, 2018 for the next Pals Blog Hop. It will be a glitzy affair with All That Sparkles and Shines. Don’t miss the fun.

Here is the full list of blogs for you to hop through:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  3. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  4. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  5. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  6. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  7. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  8. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  9. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  11. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  12. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  13. Sandra Conner at Pretty Provisions
  14. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  15. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  16. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  17. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  18. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  19. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose


NOTE:  I went back to locate Pootles’ video to do a link and could not find one with this type opening.  I would have sworn it was her video.  So I have attached one more picture with the template.


  • Base is 9 X 6, with a small piece of 5 X 1 7/8 for the center
  • on the 9 side, score @ 2″, 4″, 6″, 8″
  • Rotate so the 8″ score is at the top, score @ 2″, 4″.  Then score only down to the 2nd score line from the 1″ and 5″.
  • On the small piece, with the 5 at the top, score @ 1 7/8″, 2 1/4″, 4 1/8″, 4 1/2″
  • Use 1 1/2 Circle Punch to punch the center from the first large section of the small piece
  • The DSP pieces are 2 @ 1 3/4 X 1 3/4, and 6 @ 1 3/4 X 3/4
  • The CS beneath DSP is 2 @ 1 7/8 X 1 7/8, and 6 @ 1 7/8 X 7/8










You’re The Best

I apologize for not posting yesterday!  I had way too much fun at the Stampin’ Up! Convention and was really dragging.  I intended to post during the day , but ended up trying to clean the mess I had left getting ready for convention.  Can you relate????

So, here is a cute and easy card I have made to thank a sweet friend.


P.S. You’re The Best, 146516



I did use the stamparatus for the wreath background.  I began that section of the card with a totally different idea in mind.  As I made the “wreath” I changed direction.  Sometimes how my mind works is very strange!  But I do like how the card turned out, so I guess it was an ok detour.

I have posted previously how to use the stamparatus to make a perfect wreath.  You can see that post by clicking HERE.  It is a great template to have on hand.

Thee are a variety of products on this card.  I also went with a off-center layering.  I like to do that occasionally, and especially with bright designer series papers.  This is from the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper.  I love the vibrant colors used in all of the sheets.

Thank you so much for visiting today.  I will try to share some of the great items and swaps I received in the next week.  Please return tomorrow as I will be participating in the Pals Blog Hop with Mary Fish.

The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.









Single Layer Card

Today’s post is short and sweet!  Last night I was part of a great group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators swapping cards.  I made a very simple card.  It is a great layout for making multiples of.  I failed to take a picture of the mini front card open.  But that is what the center piece is.  It is a 3 X 3 card on the front of a full size card.


Making Christmas Bright, 148046


I needed quite a few cards so I went with a variety of designer series paper.  Even though the colors are different, I kept the sentiment and tree background the same.  I hope you can see how this layout could be changed to any occasion by simply altering the DSP.

Hopefully I will get home in time on Sunday to play with some of my new products from the celebration.  So please come back on Monday for some sneak peeks!


  • Base card is 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 (yes that is correct, the base does not open!)
  • next layer is 4 1/8 X 5 3/8
  • DSP layer is 4 X 5 1/4
  • Front card base is 3 X 6, scored and folded in half
  • First layer is 2 7/8 X 2 7/8
  • White stamped layer is 2 3/4 X 2 3/4








Treat Holder

I had previously written that I would not be posting while in Orlando for Stampin’ Up!’s 30th Anniversary / Birthday, but I could not resist.  I am sharing a treat holder that I made as a swap or give away, whichever it works out as!

The project actually came from Fellow Demonstrator Dawn Griffith.  She designed it to hold a chapstick.  I love that idea for a small gift, but I saw it and immediately thought a candy treat.  To my pleasant surprise it perfectly holds one of the Merci Chocolates.  Woohoo!!!  So that is what is inside my little container.

Tabs For Everything, 143907



Here is the link to Dawn’s blog post for directions. Click HERE.

I used the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper for my version.  I wish this paper would be around forever!! It is so perfect for 3D projects, as well as cards.  But most of all it is just beautiful.

The cute little “Enjoy” is from the Tabs For Everything stamp set.  This is a much overlooked set that has cute little one word sentiments.  It is on page 49 in the Annual Catalog.  Please give this set a second look.

I topped it off with the Julie DiMatteo / Vera Bradley bow.  It gives the little treat a more refined and finished look.

I also purchased some fundraiser candy bars from a friend’s son.  They are about twice the size of the Merci Chocolates.  I was so proud of myself in being able to figure out the measurements to make a larger size.  These will be given to my fellow Team Members.  I hope everyone is ready for chocolate overload!   Here is the larger version.  I used Takeout Treats stamp set for the same “enjoy” theme.  This one is using the Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper.  It is another thicker, and beautiful, paper.


Takeout Treats, 147858


Thank you for checking back with me.  Tomorrow I will be sharing the swap card I made for an event my upline Brian King is hosting tonight.

The supply list at the bottom of the page includes the products used for the small and larger versions of the Treat Holder.








I am sharing a new, for me, stamp set with you today.  It is also the last of my Stamp Club swap cards.  I used the Signs of Santa Bundle, and some of the Santa’s Workshop Designer series paper.  I am in love with both now.  So be prepared for more projects with these great items.


Signs of Santa Bundle, 149967


There really is not very much stamping on here.  I let the little elves on the DSP be the main character.  Although Santa is pretty special!  I don’t know if you can see the shading on his beard and the list.  I copied that from the DSP that has this image as I was coloring him with the Stampin’ Blends.  How Cool is that???

In case you have not seen this bundle from other blogs, the dies in the set will cut out several different pieces of the DSP.  I love that Stampin’ Up! has created the items that way.  It is so easy.  But since I needed a dozen of the Santa, I had to stamp, color and die cut myself.  They were great fun though.  I love Santa and have collected Santa ornaments, etc for more most of my adult life.

My only fail on this card is the ribbon.  I needed a piece across the two layers and did not have current Garden Green ribbon.  This one is retired.  Although I am sure you probably have some leftover ribbons of your own!  We do not want to waste the gorgeous ribbons.

Thank you for visiting today.  I will have updates from the Stampin’ Up! 30th Anniversary Celebration for you tomorrow.  So stay tuned on my Facebook Blueline page.






Price: $110.00




Thankful Heart for #GDP163


Today is another of my Stamp Club Fall Swap cards.  It also fits perfectly with the challenge from Global Design Project #163.  That is to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 30th Anniversary/Birthday.  And to share what we all love about Stampin’ Up!.  For me, Stampin’ Up! is the definition of Friends and Sharing.  I have made some fabulous and longtime friends through Stampin’ Up!.  I cherish them all and am so thankful for what brought us together.  So my card today fits perfectly on that idea of a Grateful Heart.


Falling For Leaves, 147680


I shared this type card once before on a Blog Hop.  It is the Double Z Fold Step card.  It sounds complicated but is super easy to make.  I love easy that packs a WOW.

This card layout does require designer series paper.  On this one, I mixed some DSP.  My favorite part is the sentiment though.  I LOVE that saying, as well as the mixture of fonts.  I am crazy for a mix of fonts.

Here is a side view of the Double Z.


Falling for Leaves, 147680


Thank you for visiting today!  I have listed all of the measurements and supplies for you.  I hope you will give this one a try.

If you have not done so, please Like my Blueline Facebook page so you can see the new products and excitement from Orlando.


  • Base card is Thick Whisper White  4 1/4 X 11, scored and folded in half
  • Second Z fold is Old Olive 4 X 10, scored at 2 1/4 & 5, folded in a Z
  • DSP are 3 3/4 X 5, and TWO at 3 3/4 X 2 1/4
  • Bases for smaller DSP is 3 7/8 X 2 3/8
  • Base for sentiment is 2 3/8 X 2 1/4
  • White sentiment is 2 1/4 X 2 1/8









I am sharing with you in the next couple of days cards that I made for my Stamp Club’s Fall Swap.  Then it is off to Orlando for the Stampin’ Up! 30th Anniversary!  I am so excited.  If I read the information correctly, we can share new products this time.  Usually we cannot.  So be sure and follow me on Facebook for the updates.  I may not be able to do new posts but I know I will be able to add to the Blueline Facebook page.

Now, back to the cards.  The first is from my favorite set, Wishing You Well.  I have shared a similar card before I believe.  But this is definitely a keeper in the layout department.  When making multiples this card is awesome.


Wishing You Well, 147864

I purposely did not put a sentiment on the front.  That is the great thing about this stamp set.  You do not need a sentiment to ground it.  The additional bonus is that you can make multiples and put the appropriate sentiment on the inside as you need a card to send.  A Win / Win situation!!

I have listed all of the information on today’s card below, as well as the supply list.  Thank you for stopping in today.  And be sure to like my Facebook page for updates from Orlando beginning on Thursday.

NOTE:   There is a new feature being tested in the Online Store.  It is “Shop the Project”.  There are pictures of a card, etc, and you can click on it and see all of the supplies used.  If you need any of them, you simply click on that item and it goes into your shopping cart.  How cool is that???  Hopefully it will be utilized and become an added bonus to the website.




  • Base layer of Tranquil Tide is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, scored and folded in half
  • Whisper White layer is 4 X 5 1/4
  • DSP layer is 3 7/8 X 5 1/8
  • Focal layer of Whisper White is 2 3/4 X 3 3/4









New products for November

As usual, I am a day late on getting out information!  But this is definitely one of the better late than never scenarios.  These new products are fabulous!!!  I have included the products as well as some Stampin’ Up! design team samples using them.  So sit back and drool over these beautiful stamps and dies.


If you fall in love with these items, please remember that they are While Supplies Last!!!


Happiness Surrounds, 149744


I adore these sentiments.  And this is a year round stamp set I do believe.


Snow Is Glistening, 149742


I do love these stamps, but the sentiments and fonts are just fabulous!!


Snowfall Thinlits, 149692


What is better than dies for a stamp set?  Well, how about one set of dies that fits TWO stamp sets!!!!!


Snowflake Trinkets, 149620


These are just precious!  They would be so cute on a small package, gift tags, cards, as earrings!


White Velvet Paper, 149619


This is just perfect for the snow theme.  So now you have the complete line up!  I cannot wait until my order arrives.  Since I was on my vacation for two weeks, I waited until I was home to place my order.  So stay tuned for my samples.

In the meantime, here are the Stampin’ Up! samples I mentioned at the top of the post.







Thank you for visiting today!  I hope you liked this view of the new products.  Please contact me if you have any questions.  And I hope you will return on Monday for a new project.