Old Goat

I am back with the Goats today.  This stamp set is so darn cute.  I have used it a couple of times already and the recipients all say they love the cards and laugh at the cute goats.



These cute guys, or gals, would work for pretty much anyone’s birthday.  At least for those of us that are a bit older!  I think they are just adorable, and I love the sentiments.  The goats are stamped with Gray Granite Ink and just the highlights are colored with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.

I colored the base just a bit with Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend.  I love this color for giving the shadow look around images.  I used it here to sort of ground the guys.

The paper is from the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper.  The pack is a beautiful mix of Fall colors.  I paired this sheet with Cajun Craze and Crumb Cake card stock.  The ribbon is a retired (I didn’t realize that until I was writing this post – Oops!) Satin Mint Macaron Ribbon.  It is a perfect match for the Mint Macaron stripes and the stem of the poor flower that is being eaten.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you enjoyed another version of the Old Goats and will come back again.



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Fall Gift Card Holder

I have been cleaning, sorting, etc in my craft space a bit lately.  One of the best parts of this is I find old projects that I saved because of the layout, folds, etc.  Today I have a gift card holder that is an “Oldie but a Goodie”.  This is one that is very quick and simple in terms of cutting and scoring.  And it it super flexible so that different stamping or DSP makes it appropriate for anyone at any time of year.  I know I need gift card holders year round!


Stampin' Up!, Plaid Tidings, Label Me Fancy, Label Me Lovely, Jackie Beers


As I started working on this post, I realized I did not add the touch of bling that I had planned on.  So imagine that there is some bling next to the sentiment!  LOL!!!  Sometimes I would forget my head.  I was running out of time, so did not go back down to my room to fix it.  Sorry!!

Besides the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper, I used the Little Treats stamp set.  This little set has decorations and sentiments for a variety of occasions.  Plus the Little Treat Box is adorable.

Here is the inside of the card.


As you can see , the gift card sort of stands up in the center fold.  You can decorate this card as much, or as little as you want.  I opted to just show the pretty DSP.  It is from the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper.  As I have this one done, which is DSP on every panel on both sides, it takes 2 sheets of the 6X6, with just a bit left over.  I have the measurements for you below.

Here is a close up of the slit that the gift card fits in.


I cut the slit just after I have made all of the score lines.  Go back to the 6″ score line.   It is the center one of the three that are close together.  Using the Paper Trimmer, lay that score line on the cutting track.  Come in 3/8″ and slice down the score line, and stop at 3/8″ from the other end.  To make the little stand up holder, use Tear & Tape and place it against the cut edge on one of the panels above or below the cut line.  You do not need to do it on both of those sections.  But the tape does need to be against the edge so you don’t close up the opening you made.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I will add the instructions and measurements just below.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.  I would love to help you out.


  • Card base is 4 1/4 X 10
  • Score along the 10″ side at 2, 5, 6, & 7.
  • Place the 6″ slit on the Paper Trimmer and cut , leaving 3/8″ from each end solid
  • Fold and burnish on all score lines.  Make a “mountain, Valley ” fold with the three short lines.  The slit for the gift card should be at the top.
  • Place Tear & Tape along the edge on each end of one of the 5-6 or 6-7 scored sections.
  • Cut DSP to: 2 pieces cut 1 3/4 X 4, and 4 pieces cut 2 3/4 X 4
  • After adhering the paper, remove the Tear & Tape and make the mountain with the slot at the top.
  • Decorate the front as you see fit.  I did use a velcro dot to hold the card closed due to the thickness.




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Witchy Halloween

I have been playing with new sets from the Mini Catalog today and considering all of the upcoming holidays.  I decided to give a nod to Halloween for this post.  I am not a Scary Halloween person.  I want the smiles and of course the candy!

Stampin' Up!, Festive Post, Fancy Tag, Magic In This Night, Jackie Beers


This adorable stamp is from the Festive Post stamp set.  I have used this set previously, as well as the Posted With Love set from the Annual Catalog.  Both of these are fast becoming favorites.

The DSP is from the Magic In This Night Designer Series Paper.  It is so pretty!  I was very pleased to see Pretty Peacock, Blackberry Bliss and Cajun Craze paired with the Black in the pack of DSP.  This is probably my favorite sheet from the pack.  Pretty Peacock pairs well with so many colors that I was not afraid to pair it with Crumb Cake.  I needed that color for the witch’s brooms.

The Tag is cut using the Fancy Tag Punch.  Since this tag can be as long as you need it to be, I cut a 2″ strip, stamped and then decided where to cut the bottom length.  I love that.  The ribbon is the Pretty Peacock Scallop Linen Ribbon that carried over from the last Annual Catalog.  I knew I wanted something on the bottom of the tag and could not decide.  So I went ahead with the tie for the top while I was thinking on what would work.  When I noticed the back side of the ribbon was solid linen colored, I had found my answer.  I just cut a piece to 2″ and glued it to the bottom of the tag with the linen only side showing.  A happy find!!

Thank you for stopping by today.  This is a quick and cute card,  My Favorite!!!




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Masculine Nature

The card I am sharing with you today is very nature / rough / woody and fairly masculine.  It started out as an idea from a sketch I saw.  And as happens fairly often, it became totally different than intended.  I like it anyway.



All of the stamped elements are fromthe Rooted In Nature stamp set.  I also used the matching dies for the leaves.  The background DSP is from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper.  All of those sheets are gorgeous and are either stone or wood.

The sentiment is from the stamp set and is the three wordings one above the other.  I stamped them and then cut them out with my paper snips.  To give them more oomph I layered them on a piece of Cajun Craze card stock and then fussy cut again.  These are great for fussy cutting because they are simply straight lines, and not very long either.

Thank you for stopping in today.  This card was a bit different than my normal, but that can be a good thing!



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Little Treats Holiday

I hope the new OnLine Store went well for you yesterday!!  I know there were a few issues and getting used to all the new features.  So far I really love it.  Especially the Wish Lists.  If you want to give a family member or friend some gift ideas for you, share your Wish List with them.  Be sure to give them my information as well!  They can order on Line or through me.  While we are on the subject, I can do Gift Certificates as well.  The holidays are right around the corner!!

Today I have a cute and fairly quick little Christmas Card.  I love smaller size stamps and this card is one of the reasons why.



I paired the cute little stamps from the Little Treats stamp set and some of the gorgeous paper from Tis The Season Designer Series Paper.  I stamped using Cherry Cobbler Ink and Shaded Spruce Ink.  I cut the images using the Layering Squares Dies.  I used the 2nd smallest for the stamped pieces.  The scalloped layer is the 4th smallest of the scalloped ones.

The sentiment is from the Merry Moose stamp set.  I stamped it using Memento Tuxedo Black to help it stand out somewhat.   I love the smaller font,  And it fits perfectly in the open area at the bottom.  Merry Moose is another of the Returning Favorites from last Holiday Catalog.  There are several!

As a finishing touch, I added a bit of Wink of Stella to the santa hat and the package.  I also added some Red Rhinestones to the sentiment and the candy pieces.


  • Cherry Cobbler base card is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2
  • Whisper White is 5 1/4 X 4
  • DSP is 5 1/4 X 2 1/2


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Evergreen Plaid

Today is the launch of the Mini Catalog, as well as the launch of the new On Line Store!!  Two great things at once.  I hope you will check out the store and see all of the new looks and features.  And you can do that without placing an order.  One of the new features that I love is that you do not lose your shopping cart items if you log out before purchasing.  Next time you log in, they will still be there!!

I am mixing a carry over favorite with some new products today.  I fell in love last year with the Perfectly Plaid Bundle.  The little Christmas Trees with matching punch.  I was thrilled when it carried over to the Annual Catalog, and am so happy to break it out again.



As I said above, I mixed several products today.  The first is the Perfectly Plaid stamp set and Pine Tree punch.  I stamped the plaid tree three times using Shaded Spruce Ink and punched them out with the matching punch.  I then scored each one down the middle, burnished and then glued them together.

The background for the trees is the new Balmy Blue Glitter paper.  It reminds me of a bright winter night here.  I cut a piece that is square and a bit larger than the die cut circle.  I will say that glue and regular adhesive do not work very well for the glitter paper.  Since I wanted it to be raised anyway, to give some depth for the trees, I used the Foam Adhesive Strips around the edges of the glimmer paper.

The front panel is Just Jade Card Stock.  I die cut the circle first using the Layering Circles Dies.  I used the 4th smallest scalloped circle.  After cutting the circle, I embossed the panel with the new Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder.  I believe it may show better in landscape mode, but that was not my layout.  It still works here.

To adhere the trees to the Glimmer paper, I used glue dots.  I wanted to make sure it would hold and the glue just didn’t seem to want to set.  I added about 4 of them for security!  The finishing touch to this forest of trees is the banner.  The sentiment is from the Festive Post stamp set.  And it is cut using the banner die from Tasteful Labels Dies. I added one of the 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots for a bit of bling.  I didn’t want it to conflict with the glitter paper, so went with the Just Jade dot instead of a rhinestone.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you like today’s creation.  And please let me know if I can assist you with your next order.

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