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.


Beautiful Bouquet, 143666

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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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

Healing Hugs, 146530


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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OnStage Case card

Before I get to today’s post, remember this is the final day of the Online Extravaganza for stamp sets!  If there is a set you have been waiting on, now is the time to get it.  Tomorrow begins the Tools and Ink portion of the sale.  Here is the link for today and the stamps.  CLICK HERE


And now to today’s post.  At On Stage in Orlando, we got to do a couple of Make ‘N Take cards each day at lunch.  Today’s card is one of those.  I love the layout, and see myself using this often.  Feel free to use it yourself!!


Bloom By Bloom, 148820


I love these vibrant colors!  I hope you do as well.  All of this is new items in the upcoming 2019 Occasions Catalog.  So I guess this is a Sneak Peek for you.  I am sorry that you cannot order it right now.

The card base is a new item.  There are regular size cards and note cards in this gorgeous Blueberry Bushel.  They come with matching envelopes that are white with a blue and white stripe on the flap.  I cannot wait to get a bunch of those in my hands.  The rest of the items are new as well, with the exception of the sentiment.  I did not stamp at On Stage, I just brought the  little pieces home.  So I used the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set for the sentiment.  Hint…it is a great set to have on hand, and even better at 10% off!!!!

One way to get these items before January is to join my team!  I would love to have you as part of my Blue Line Stampers Team.  We are allowed to pre-order for the new products a month ahead of time.  It is one of the great bonuses of joining Stampin’ Up! .  If you are interested or just have a few questions about joining, please reach out to me.  I would love to talk with you.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please return tomorrow for a new Christmas card and a new 2 Day sale on Tools and Inks.  Woohoo!!

I have added the supplies at the bottom of the post.  Unfortunately anything that is new in the Occasions Catalog coming up, I do not have a graph of.  Sorry!!


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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.


Rooted In Nature, 146482


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.


The World Card Making Day 10% Off Sale is going on now.  You can see the list of products by clicking HERE.  This goes to my Online Store and all of the specials are on the home page.






Treat Yourself Giftcard Holder

I love the cute matchbook type note holders and treat holders.  So I had a thought the other day for a gift card holder made along those lines.  I remembered a card from a few years ago that the bottom was folded up and stapled to look like a matchbook.  After some playing around, this is what I came up with.



Picture Perfect Birthday, 145519


The DSP is one of those sleeper pieces that is a reverse side from the Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I much prefer the brighter colors and this is right up my crazy alley!  The perfect stamp for a gift card holder is this “Treat Yourself” from Picture Perfect Birthday.  And anyone would love the little blow pipes.  A note on the blow pipes:  I “stamped off” first with Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight for the background of each pipe.

My answer to the matchbook bottom for the card was instead of stapling the folded up bottom section, I used Tear & Tape to secure it.  I then decorated with DSP and added a couple of sequins for some bling.  And here is the inside for the gift card.





The bottom of the Whisper White inside piece is folded up to make the pocket for the gift card.  There is room beneath the gift card itself for you to write your well wishes and sign the card.  This did not totally come out as I had envisioned, but that is not really uncommon either! 🙂

I have all of the measurements listed below, along with some directions or suggestions.  I hope you will give this one a try.  It really is quite simple.

Thank you once again for stopping by today!  I appreciate it and hope you will return.


  • The card base is 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 3/4 and 6 1/8
  • The Daffodil Delight is 4 X 4 3/8 and 4 X 5/8
  • The DSP is 3 7/8 X 4 1/4  and 3 7/8 X 1/2
  • The inside White piece is 4 X 5 1/4, scored at 1 on the long side
  • On the base card for the folded up area, place Tear & Tape along the fold, leaving the top part loose.  This allows the top flap to fold under it.
  • On the inside gift card holder, fold on the score line and place Tear & Tape against the outside edge on each side.  This leaves just enough room for the gift card. NOTE:  Place a gift card or business card inside the flap as you are securing the sides.  This ensures there is sufficient room and the gift card will slide in and out fairly easily without stressing the tape.







Price: $110.00




Country Home

I have another Country Home stamp set card today.  I really am loving this set.  For today I combined Country Home with Love What You Do stamp set.  I almost named the post Country Pitcher, LOL!  The pitcher reminds me of the old blue metal dishes that were speckled and usually had a tad of rust on them.  Am I dating myself? HaHa.  Anyway, I turned it into a vase.


Stampin' Up!, Country Home, Love What You Do, Frosted Floral, Jackie Beers

Country Home, 147678


Isn’t that Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper just beautiful?  Stampin’ Up! continues to top themselves on the beauty of the DSP.  This pack has each sheet with one side that is either pearly or copper.  It is just “WOW!!

Because I wanted a blue pitcher, I chose to focus on the blue of the DSP.  My base card is Blueberry Bushel.  I have used it before, but when I put it with this DSP it just seemed to brighten.  My coloring is with the Stampin’ Blends.  I love how they seem to blend themselves and do not leave lines.  I am definitely not a great blender!

To finish off the card I knew it needed something but I did not want to cover up the DSP.  So I added the Pearlized Doily.  It sort of blended into the paper, so I backed it with a Blueberry circle.  The sentiment is stamped and backed with Blackberry Bliss.  I added just a single pearl to go with the pearlized paper and doily.

Thank you for visiting today!  I very much appreciate it.  I have a complete supply list at the bottom of the page.  Also I have included the measurements just below.  Thanks again and please stop back tomorrow.

MEASUREMENTS: (Sorry for the funky 16th of an inch measurements.  I stamped and decided to cut it down and that’s where I ended up!  Oops)

  • Card base is 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 5 1/2 , folded and burnished
  • Gray layer is 4 1/8 X 5 3/8
  • DSP layer is 4 X 5 1/4
  • Small gray layer is 4 X 1 13/16
  • White layer is 3 7/8 X 1 11/16