Wedding Wishes

Before I get started on today’s post I wanted to give you a heads up!  I am going to be traveling after today.  I will not return until the end of the month.  Woohoo for me!  A big vacation / girl trip!!  But that means that I will not have new blog postings.  I just have not had the time to plan ahead.  I apologize and I hope you will come back the end of the month when I return.

So for today’s card I have another card from the awesome set Wishing You Well.  I really do love this set. The card I am sharing today is one I gave for a wedding over the weekend.  What better use of “Wishing You Well” than for a bride and groom.


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I think of this as a simple elegance.  I hope you do as well.  I utilized the Subtle Textures Embossing folder on the So Safron layer.  The flowers are stamped in Crushed Curry to stand out more.  I then topped each one with a small pearl.

Even though in the picture it looks almost black, the dark layer is Blackberry Bliss which matches the bow.  That bow is my favorite stamp in the entire Stampin’ Up! inventory I believe. 🙂

Thank you for visiting today.  I apologize for going to be absent for a little over two weeks.  I will post some photos when I return.








Takeout Treats

Today is Not a Card.  It is the adorable box from Takeout Thinlits.  It is shaped like the Chinese takeout containers , but in miniature size.  There are quite a few different ones that you can find on Pinterest, etc. I made this one a little bit ago when my Upline, Brian King, had a challenge on our group Facebook page to post every day.  Since I do not do a blog post on the weekends, I have a couple of cute little projects left over.  But first, I hope you will fall in love with this cute little takeout box.


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My takeout container is done very simply.  I used designer series paper for the entire box.  Most of the samples you will see utilize the DSP as the layers for the sides.  The dies are awesome for this layering as there is a die that cuts the side layers included in the set.  Yay for Stampin’ Up!

I kept the decoration pretty simple as well.  The heart is an included die and the white heart is cut using that.  I simply adhered the die cut heart to the Fresh Fig card stock and fussy cut around it.  It was not really very fussy cutting!  I then used the 1/8″ handheld punch to punch a hole through both layers.  The cute little ribbon is the Fresh Fig ribbon also.

This adorable little box would hold a handful of Hershey Kisses or a couple of Lindorf Truffles even.  Better yet, a cut little gift!

Thank you for visiting today.  I appreciate it very much.  All of the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the post






You Are Spooktacular

I have a Halloween card for you that I made using the Sketch Challenge for Global Design Project #158.  It is an awesome layout that I believe I will be using quite often.  I tweeked it just a bit, and love both of the layouts.


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Nothing is sweeter than dogs and cats together, unless it is them Trick or Treating!  Instead of the center animal, I chose to show the love and added a heart.  It is from the Takeout Thinlits Dies.  I really love this die set.  I will share the little box I made at a later date.


This is the sketch from GDP.


The gorgeous purple designer series paper is from the Frosted Floral Specialty DSP.   I paired it with Blackberry Bliss card stock and Whisper White to bring out the bright colors.  The animals are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with a variety of Stampin’ Blends.  I do LOVE the Stampin’ Blends!!

I have the measurements listed below, as well as the complete supply list at the bottom of the page.  Thank you very much for visiting today.  I do very much appreciate you checking on my projects.


  • Base card of Blackberry Bliss is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, folded in half
  • Whisper White layer is 5 3/8 X 4 1/8
  • DSP layer is 5 1/4 X 4
  • Large Blackberry layer is 4 3/4 X 2 1/4
  • Large Whisper White is 4 5/8 X 2 1/8
  • Small Blackberry layer is 2 5/8 X 7/8
  • Small Whisper White layer is 2 1/2 X 3/4




Price: $110.00




Masculine Birthday

I don’t know about you, but it can be difficult for me to make a masculine card.  Occasionally they pop right out, but generally I have to really think about it.  I have found a stamp set that is a great resource for masculine cards.  The Rooted In Nature set is just perfect in my opinion for rugged, nature, masculine cards.  Today’s card is for my sweet husband’s birthday.  Although I did not put birthday on the front.


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I paired the trees with the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper.  If you saw yesterday’s post, it was using the Nature’s Poem DSP as well.  And it was a totally different look!!

To get the effect I did for the trees, I colored them with the Mossy Meadow and Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Markers.  The center front tree is full strength and the others are repeated without re-inking.   I did do a second re-ink.  You get three stampings with one inking.  The third is very light.  I hope you will play with this technique and let me know what you think of it.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you will come back tomorrow.  All of the supplies are listed at the bottom of the page.


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Table Accessories

I have a different type post for you today.  It is paper crafted table accessories.  Wether or not we are ready for the holidays, they are quickly approaching.  This means a variety of special dinners or gatherings.  For me at least, these tend to be more the buffet style.  And that brings me back to the topic.


Stampin' Up!, A Big Thank You, Nature's Poem, Darling Label such, Everyday Label much, Leaf punch, Trio punch, Jackie Beers

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I paired two super projects together.  The Hand Sanitizer is from Julie DiMatteo (The Paper Pixie) and the silverware holder is my design.  You can see Julie’s post HERE  for her fabulous video tutorial.  I created the napkin/utensil holder based on something a friend had.  I widened it so that it will hold more utensils.  My photo has clear plastic utensils (sorry about that in terms of being able to see them!) and a napkin easily.

Obviously you could change up the colors for both of these projects to suit your occasion.  The utensil holder is great for buffets as I mentioned earlier.  This way everything is together and you do not drop the lose pieces.  And of course, we can always use the hand sanitizer!

I have the measurements for the napkin/utensil holder listed below.  Again, Julie has a great video on making the hand sanitizer holder if you click the link above.  They are both very easy to make and the decorations can be up to you.  I hope you will give them both a try.

Thank you for visiting today.  I very  much appreciate it and hope you will continue to stop by and check out my projects.


  • Crumb Cake base is 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 6 and 10.
  • Fold and burnish the scorelines.  The 1″ piece folds to the front.
  • Using Tear & Tape, place the tape against the edge of the section between the two score lines.  Before adhering, place a folded napkin inside. This gives you room for the napkin, etc without tearing the envelope.
  • Prior to taping down the little flap, wrap the ribbon and secure it.
  • The DSP is 3/4 X 4 for the little flap and 3 X 4 for the front
  • Round the top corners wit the Detailed Trio Punch



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Price: $16.00




Harvest Thanks

I have a quick and bright card to share with you today.  I inked up the Falling For Leaves stamp set for the first time.  I can just imagine several ways of using the large leaf.  Oh My!!  But today’s is quick, and simple.  I am not saying clean though.  LOL !!  I did the smooshing technique and I usually get a little messy with that.


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As you can see, my smooshing is messy!  I intentionally only did it to one side for a bit different look.  I used Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody, and Calypso Coral re-inkers for the technique.  I actually made a couple of backgrounds at the same time.  This one turned out the best I believe.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I greatly appreciate it.  All of the supplies I used, as limited as they are, are at the bottom of the post.  I hope you will come back tomorrow to see a new project.






Spirited Snowman

I have another card with the adorable Spirited Snowman stamp set.  These little guys are just so cute that I made several on my first play with them.  This is the second card.


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He looks like he is having such a good time skating along!  I can see this card done in any color.  All you have to do is color the scarf and hat to match your card stock or designer series paper.  This DSP is the Under The Mistletoe DSP.  I know I have used it quite a bit, but it is so wonderful that I cannot resist it.

I know it  may look odd, but I debated on using the two different colors of layers.  I thought about doubling the Real Red and Old Olive in both places.  But then I thought about the “fun” of the DSP and decided to go wild. LOL!!!

Thank you for stopping by today!  I appreciate it very much and I love to read your comments.  I have the measurements and the supply list below.


  • Base of Thick Whisper White is 11 X 4 1/4
  • Real Red is 4 1/8 X 5 3/8
  • DSP is 4 X 5 1/4
  • Old Olive is 3 5/8 X 2 5/8
  • Whisper White is 3 1/2 X 2 1/2







Hung With Care

I do not usually do posts using the Host Rewards Stamp Sets, as not everyone can easily purchase them.  You need a party, or an individual order, of $150.00 minimum to purchase these sets.  But this particular set immediately caught my attention when I first viewed the Holiday Catalog.  I just love the sweetness and childhood memories it invokes.


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Aren’t these little stockings just adorable?  They make me smile right away.  Even though the layers of this card are very simple, I will admit it took a few minutes to make this card.  It was more due to me wanting two tone stockings.  I colored each stocking with the Stampin’ Write Markers in Shaded Spruce and Blackberry Bliss.  That takes a few minutes to do each one.  It would definitely be quicker to do solid color stockings.

The designer paper I chose was for the color, again Blackberry Bliss.  It is from the Country Lane Designer Series Paper.  You know I love my DSP!!

I have the measurements and the supply list further down for this card.  If you would like to try to get this stamp set, I would be thrilled to help you.  Please let me know and we can talk about the options.  Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you will return tomorrow.


  • Base layer of Shaded Spruce is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 folded in half
  • DSP layer is 5 3/8 X 4 1/8
  • Smaller Shaded Spruce layer is 3 5/8 X 4 7/8
  • Whisper White layer is 3 1/2 X 4 3/4







Winter Cheer

It is so hard to think of Winter and Christmas here in the South when the temperature still acts like it is July!  Yikes, I am ready for a little cooler weather.  Maybe my card for today will give you a little hint of cooler weather with some Winter Cheer!


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This cute little person looks so happy and cool that I just had to have this stamp set.  You can never go wrong with snowmen, or snowwomen, right?  They are great for all of the winter, not just for Christmas.  At least that is what I told myself! LOL!!  Like I need a reason to buy a stamp set.

This is really a quick card.  I only colored the snowman’s accessories plus just a touch of the Light Pool Party around the edges of his body to give the illusion of a blueish ice.  The designer paper is the Festive Farmhouse DSP.  I also added some of the Silver Thread for a touch of texture behind the snowman.

I have all of the measurements and the supplies I used listed as you go down the post. (Oops:  I did not list the Cherry Cobbler Ink in the supply list!)

I appreciate you visiting and love to read your comments.  Thank you for stopping by today.


  • Base of Gray Granite CS is 11 X 4 1/4
  • Layer of Cherry Cobbler CS is 4 1/8 X 5 3/8
  • DSP layer is 4 X 5 1/4
  • Small Cherry Cobbler CS is 2 7/8 X 2 5/8
  • Small White layer is 2 3/4 X 2 1/2






A Happy Halloween

I am not the big Halloween person I was in my younger days, but I am a huge fan of cats!!  And I love Black Cats.  So I have made a cutesy Halloween card featuring a Black Cat and his unexpected little friend.


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Aren’t these little guys just precious?  I based my colors from the Call Me Clover green eyes of the cat.  Then I colored his little froggy friend with both shades of the Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blends.  Of course I now had to use the green instead of yellow on the hat.  But that’s OK.  We get to use whatever color we want to use!!  LOL!!

I do apologize for the shadows of the ribbon on the card.  They did not show up as much until I put the photo into the post.  But then you know I am not an expert on the photography!!

There are two things I did a little differently on this card.  I masked the hat so that the broom in laying underneath it.  I did this by stamping on a post it note (the sticky section beneath the rim of the hat) and cutting it out just inside the lines.    The second is that I fussy cut the frog and raised him up with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional.  I especially love that he is looking towards his friend Mr. Cat.

Just to add a little sparkle, I cut three small sections of the Glitter Organdy Ribbon.  I wrapped them around a wooden skewer that is one of my pointy tools in my craft space.  It gave the ribbon just a little shape.


  • 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 scored and folded in half
  • Basic Black is 5 1/8 X 3 7/8
  • DSP is 5 X 3 3/4
  • Basic Black is 2 3/8 X 3 3/8
  • Whisper White is 2 1/4 X 3 1/4



Thank you once again for visiting my blog today!  I hope you enjoyed my whimsical Halloween card.  I have listed all of the supplies I used at the bottom of the post.