Nature’s Prints

Sharing the beautiful Sun Prints Designer Series Paper brings me happiness.  And it can be the star of the card.  That is the case for today’s quick, Fun Fold card.


Stampin' Up!, Nature's Prints, Very Best Occasions, Sun Prints, Double Oval Punch, Jackie Beers


The variations in colors of the Sun Prints Designer Series paper is so pretty!  And that is an understatement.  The pack is variations of Blue, gray and white.  This piece is particularly appealing to me and is why I chose it for this card.  Sadly a Sympathy cards was needed and I wanted it to be caring and pretty at the same time.

The DSP is paired with a color I rarely use.  It is the Gray Granite.  This color has a brownish tone to it compared to say Smoky Slate, which has a silvery tone.  And either of these would work with this DSP.  But the Gray Granite is maybe a touch softer so it seems to pull out the softer shades in the paper.


There are two wonderful stamp sets used on this card.  The first is the set for the sentiments.  It is an awesome stamp set named Very Best Occasions and is in the Mini Catalog.  Better yet is that it is paired in a bundle with the Very Best Trio Punch.  The punch was used in a card last week for decoration on the focal layer.  For a quick and beautiful edge to a layer, I highly recommend the punch and these sentiments are a nice mix of different occasions.

The second stamp set is the Nature’s Print stamp set.   To give some beauty to the White part of the card which shows above the sentiment flap, I used one of the floral stamps.  It is stamped in Gray Granite Ink and then stamped off before stamping the White layer.  This gives quite a bit softer shade of color.  But you still get the definition of the stamp.

Card Design

This card qualifies in my book as a Fun Fold.  It is a quick and easy one to do, which is a super bonus.  The card base is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 and scored on the 8 1/2 side at 4 1/4.  Then you cut off 2″ from the front flap.  Save that piece because it becomes the little flap!  Fold that 2 X 5 1/2 piece in half and burnish the fold.  Then adhere half behind the White piece prior to adding the White inside layer.

The DSP pieces are 1 7/8 X 5 1/8 and 2 3/8 X 1 5/8.  Each of these pieces is layered onto a piece of Basic White that are cut 2 X 5 1/4 and 2 1/2 X 1 3/4.  The inside White layer is cut 4 X 5 1/4.  As a finishing touch, the front sentiment layer, is stamped using Gray Granite Ink.  The Double Oval Punch is used to cut the sentiment and the background scalloped layer.  This is probably my most used punch!  And this may be my card requiring the least number of supplies I have ever made!! 🙂

Here is a look at the open card.



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You’re Purrfect Birthday

I have another fun whimsical, animal card today.  You know how much I love the funny stamp sets.  And today’s is another good one!  The bonus is that it is a Fun Fold / Gift Card holder.


Stampin' Up!, Catch You Later, Daffodil Afternoon, Jackie Beers


Stamp Set and Dies

Isn’t the face on the cat just perfect?  I love it.  And of course the sentiment fits right in as well.  These are both from the new set in the Mini Catalog named Catch You Later.  The set includes various animals with adorable sentiments to match.  I love cats, so that was the first one for me to try out.  This is a birthday card for someone who also loves cats.  Like I needed a reason to use the cat. LOL!!

For a bit of a different look, I did the angled banner for the sentiment.  The positioning is a little bit out of the normal, but that is fine to me.  To get the great shapes for the stamped images I went to a favorite of mine.  They are the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  I love that the shapes are quite different from any of the other die sets.  And they surprisingly fit most sentiments and any of the smaller images.

Papers and Fund Fold

You may not recognize the two DSP patterns I used on this card.  They are both the “back” sides of paper in the Sale-A-Bration paper Daffodil Afternoon Designer Series Paper.  I love both of these patterns.  I paired them with Pale Papaya as the card base.  And the unexpected color for a pairing to Pale Papaya is Flirty Flamingo.  I would never have put the two together without the plaid pattern using it.  Now I am a fan!

As I mentioned, this card is a Fun Fold.  And of course, I failed to take a photo of the inside before mailing.  However, the measurements are as follows

  • Card Base is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 scored on the 8 1/2 side at 2 1/4 from each end.
  • The Flirty Flamingo layer is 5 1/4 X 2 (x2)
  • The DSP layer is 5 1/8 X 1 7/8 (x2)
  • Inside White sentiment layer is 3 3/4 X 4 1/2
  • Strips for sentiment are 1 X 3 and 3/4 X 2 3/4

To make the Fun Fold, fold on the scoring lines and burnish the folds.  The folds are the same size, so it does not matter which is top or bottom.  Whichever one you decide is the bottom, add Tear & Tape against the edge on each side and fold up to make the pocket.  There is room for the White inside card as well as a gift card.  I left the card attached to the little tag they come on and still had room.



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Playful Valentine

I have a fun card for you today.  I started with a fold from a card I had received in a swap.  It had several layers that opened like pages in a book.  I started with that, but took a wrong turn somewhere in my scoring, LOL!!!  But I am happy with the Tri-Fold Card I designed from the error.  I hope you will enjoy it as well.



I LOVE Cats and Dogs, and most other animals.  And my husband does as well.  Maybe even more than I do.  So this became the Valentine card I will give to him.  Here is a view of the open card.



The cat is smiling up at the frowny face little dog and I thought that was too cute.  When in actuality, it would be just the opposite probably. Since cats are usually the stand offish ones.

Here is a close up of the cat.


I used the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper for the stand out part of the card.  I chose three different papers that worked together.  The ribbon is from the Playful Pets Trim Combo.  I tried to line them up along the bottom.

The hearts are from the Heart Punch Pack.  I kept that simple to show off the dog and cat.  They are fussy cut from the Playful Pets DSP also.

The sentiment is from Hot Dog Stamp Set in the Mini Catalog.  I used a small sticky note to block the rest of the sentiment.  All I wanted was the I Love You.  I have a small pad of those on my desk for a variety of uses.  I just have to remember to remove it before I stamp!!

I will add a small piece of White cardstock on the center panel for what I write for hubby.  But for the picture I left that off.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I do have all of the measurements for you.  All of the supplies are at the bottom of the post.  I hope this gives you a Smile in your day!!


  • card base is 5 1/2 X 11, scored at 4 1/4, and 8. (or 3 and 6 3/4, depending on your preference)
  • DPS is 2 3/4 X 5 1/8 , 3 3/8 X 5 1/8 (X2) , 3 7/8 X 5 1/8
  • The second of the middle DSP goes on the backside of middle panel as you can see that panel when the card is closed.



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Winter Woods

I have a woodsy, masculine card to share today.  Yesterday was our 40th Anniversary!  Wow!  When you are first married, you never think of reaching a large number.  Anyway, I have been playing with the Skinny Cards and that is what I made.


Stampin' Up!, Winter Woods, Tasteful Touches, Jackie Beers


This card does not scream romance!!  But my husband likes peace and quiet.  So that was where I was going with my idea.  That said, this card would work for a lot of people in your life.

The background is sponged using Old Olive and Balmy Blue Inks.  I stamped the Winter Woods trees in Soft Suede.  They are a group of trees. So I started with the ones to the left of center, then added a couple further left, and finally the ones to the right.  I did use the little grass stamp to define them and give some texture to the ground.

The sentiment is from Tasteful Touches stamp set.  I added the 2020-2022 In Color Dots in Cinnamon Cider for a highlight.  The ribbon is the Faux Suede Trim.  This is the first time I have used it and I Love it!!!  It is soft and very easy to work with.

Here are the measurements for today’s card:

  • base is 7 1/2 X 8 3/4, scored at 3 3/4
  • layer is 3 1/2 X 8 1/2
  • white is 3 1/4 X 8 1/4
  • sentiment base is 3 3/4 X 1 1/2
  • sentiment is 3 1/2 X 1 1/4


Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you had an enjoyable weekend and ready for a week of new projects.


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Granny Apple Green card pack contents
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3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
3/4″x 4″ (1.9 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope

Coastal Cabana card pack contents
2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (5.7 x 8.9 cm) Whisper White Cardstock
2-3/4″ x 4″ (7 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
3″ x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope





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I have a sneak peek of new products to share today.  This Suite is going to Wow everyone.  Especially if you love to travel, as I do!  It is the World Of Good Suite of products.



I know we are all on hold for our travel plans, as well as most plans, right now.  However, I can still plan the next trip and remember fondly those I have already made.  This stamp set is so pretty and I am only using a portion.  The Designer Series Paper is World Of Good DSP.  The map piece is GORGEOUS!  It is in the new In Color Cinnamon Cider with Bronze Highlights.  Oh My!!  The map is of Europe and is very easy to see the locations.  I really hated to cover it up.

The compass is another of the sheets from the DSP.  And you can really see the awesome color of the second new In Color of Misty Moonlight.  That is by far my favorite of the new colors.  The base of the card is from that color as well.  As is the ribbon!  Love, Love, Love it!!!

I used probably the lesser of the stamps in the stamp set, but they fit the idea I had in my head.  I stamped the feather in Gray Granite Ink and then the ink well and sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black.  The additional little details are three of the 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots.  I have always loves using the various enamel dots Stampin’ Up! has carried and these are in the best colors ever.

I have a tip for cutting the angle of the sentiment layer.  I have the written directions and then two photos.

  • The piece of Whisper White is cut to  2 7/8 X 3 1/4
  • With the 2 7/8 across the top, place the top left corner on the 3/4″ mark on your paper trimmer.
  • Place the bottom right corner on the 1″ mark of your trimmer.
  • Cut off the angle that has.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please let me know what you think of my project and odd shapes.


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Today I am sharing one of the New Release Sale-A-Bration Items.  It is subtle on the card, and that is a great definition of the item.  Have you guessed what it is?  Yes, It is the So Very Vellum.  And it is more beautiful in person.  I love the soft colors.



The vellum comes with this embossing already done for you.   All of the sheets have the same embossing.  The vellum I chose for the background is the Soft Sea Foam one.  I used the Highland Heather Vellum for the flowers.  They are die cut using the Dies from Forever Blossoms Bundle.  The embossed vellum gives an added definition to the petals.

The stamp is from the Forever Blossoms stamp set.  It also is die cut using the bundled dies.  That is such a great focal point for any design you could come up with.

I stamped in Smoky Slate Ink and then colored with Soft Sea Foam and Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends.  For the bow, I used the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon.  It is simply wonderful to work with.  I don’t usually do multiple loops with ribbon, but this is so silky and thin I went for it.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I have new projects each day to share with you.  And this coming Wednesday is the InKing Royalty Blog Hop, you will not want to miss that.

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