Mother’s Day

I have a Mother’s Day card to share with you today.  And it is a Fun Fold!  You know those are my favorite.

I do want to give you a heads up about next week first.  I will not be posting next week as I will be sitting on the beach and just relaxing!  I cannot wait!  Girlfriends on the beach is one of the best pairings.  So I will not be posting again until Monday week.

Now, here is today’s card


Fun Fold

This adorable Fun Fold was shared with me in a Team Swap of my Upline.  So a shout out to fellow InKing Royalty Demonstrator Joan Brown for this great fold.  I will show you the opening pictures first and then explain a bit.


If you can tell from the photo, the center strip is attached only to the right side of the card.  The top and bottom strips are attached to only the left side of the card.



I think this truly is a FUN Fold!  I have all of the measurements for you further down.  I want to tell you about the products I used first.

Designer Series Paper

The DSP I used is the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper.  There are such gorgeous pieces in this pack of paper.  And it goes from very soft, like this one, to very vibrant with purple pansies as the star.  The gingham on the strips is one of the reverse sides of the paper.  You know how much I love those reverse sides as complimentary pieces.  And of course, all of my colors were chosen from the DSP!

A great thing about this paper is that it has all of the new In Colors  for 2021-2023 included on it.  I chose to go with the Fresh Freesia for the layers.  The inside of the perfume bottle is the Pale Papaya.  Both are wonderful new colors!

Stamp Set

The surprise of this card is the stamps I chose.  I used the Dressed To Impress stamp set and matching All Dressed Up dies.  This reminds me of my childhood, in that I would always give my Mom perfume or Bath Salts, etc.  Things that as I grew older realized she never used.  Once I realized that I did begin gifting her things that she did like and use!

One of the purposes of the image is to connect the top and bottom strips.  I added an extra piece of the Fresh Freesia cardstock to connect the two strips and then positioned the  perfume and rose to cover it.  You can see a peek of it at the neck of the bottle in the last photo.  That is okay with me.

Measurements and Building

  • The base of the card is 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 2 3/4 and 8 1/4.
  • Cut two pieces of Highland Heather to 2 1/2 X 4
  • Cut two pieces of DSP to 2 3/8 X 3 7/8
  • Cut three pieces of Fresh Freesia to 1 X 4, plus one more to 1 X 3 1/2 to connect top and bottom pieces
  • Cut three complimentary DSP to 3/4 X 3 3/4
  • Stamp and color the perfume bottle and rose with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and Stampin’ Blends. Then Die Cut.
  • Layer and adhere the two panels to the card
  • Layer all of the strips.  Add the extra strip to the right end of two strips and line up the edges.
  • Center the single strip on the card and adhere to only the right side panel
  • Center the combined strips on the card and with the center strip.  Adhere the two strips to only the left side panel.
  • Add your stamped images.


I hope you like this Fun Fold as much as I do.  This was the first time I had seen this one and thought it was a good one.  And what better time to make a special card than for Mother’s Day.

Thank you for visiting today!  Remember that I will be away next week.  Please come back Monday week for more new projects.  I have another new Fun Fold to share one day that week as well.


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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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Tea Together

The Tea Together and Tea Time Dies were never a bundle but are a super pairing of products.   It gives a very classic scene for a card.



I paired the sweet products with the softest of the Stampin’ Up! colors.  It is the Purple Posy.  Sadly, there are still failed results for the Purple Posy Ink.  So Stampin’ Up!, with their great care for quality, has decided to give up on the Purple Posy Ink.  All of the other Purple Posy products will still be available.  The Stampin’ Blends works beautifully as you can see in the tea cup.

I stamped the tea cup in Highland Heather and then colored parts with the Purple Posy Stampin’ Blend Light.  The flower is stamped in Smoky Slate and colored with the Purple Posy, Light Highland Heather, and Light Old Olive Blends.

The tag is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Birthdays and is puched using the Classic Label Punch.  After punching, I put the one end back into the edge of the punch to make the flagged end.

The background designer paper is from the In Color Designer Series Paper for 2019-2021.  I used two different patterns of the Purple Posy DSP.

Thank you very much for checking in today.  I hope you will return tomorrow for another new project.



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Strong & Beautiful for Pals Blog Hop


Welcome to the Pals’ April  Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because we love to put our ”Families First”! Our Design Team created beautiful projects to inspire you. 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 full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

My project for today’s Blog Hop is a Mother’s Day card.  My Mom passed away way many years ago and I miss her every day.  She was one of the strongest women I have ever known and the best Mom ever.  Making this card and especially this sentiment was a great reminder of her and many of the really strong women I know.


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I was pleasantly surprised at how soft this card looks competed.  And that is using a base of Rich Razzleberry.  Apparently soft does not have to be a light or subtle color. This is a card that evolved as I went.

My first thought was the center vellum with the pink and razzleberry flowers.  That became the color choices.  Then I decided to try the pink lace vellum as the main layer.  I played around with it and it really needed the white underneath it to make it really show off.  I decided to place white underneath the center vellum and it made that one pop as well.  Wow!  Who knew?

To give some dimension to the sentiment area, I added a couple of punches using the Leaf Punch.  It is also done using DSP from the Floral Romance Designer Series Paper.  This is a really fabulous pack of paper.

Thank you so much for hopping along with us today!  The complete line up is below. Please continue on the Blog Hop.  Also, we love to read your comments on our projects, so please take a minute to say something!  Finally, all of the supplies I used today are listed at the bottom of the post.


  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  3. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  4. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  5. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  6. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  7. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  10. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  11. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  12. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  13. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  15. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  16. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  17. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  18. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  19. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  20. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio

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Tea Together

I have a cute cup of tea to share with you today!  All I need to go with it is a lovely scone.  I have traveled across England and Scotland eating my way in scones!  So anytime I see the lovely Tea Together stamp set I want a scone to go with the tea.  Alas, no scones for today’s card but there is a sweet rose instead.


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I love the unexpected of the rose inside the tea cup.  I die cut it with the Tea Time Framelits.  They were part of Sale-A-Bration and is supposed to carry over to the next annual catalog.  The rose is the only part of the card that is die cut.  I wanted a simpler look for today.  When I adhered the rose, I straight cut across the bottom of the rose to match the cup edge.  Also, I did not put adhesive on the leaves, only the rose.  I sort of lifted up on the leaves to give them the 3D look.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set.  I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and punched it out with the 1 1/8″ scallop circle punch.  The heart is the Heart Epoxy Droplets that I colored with the Dark Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blend.  I love these hearts, and the ability to make them any color you want.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I very much appreciate you looking at my projects.  I also, love to read your comments.

As always, the complete supply list is at the bottom of the post.



Check out the new Storage by Stampin’ Up!


And here is a video showing the versatility!!






Additional quick pictures



Price: $110.00



Amazing Day

I am back to my Bright colors today.  I love getting my inspiration from the Designer Series Paper.  I hope you do that, or will now give it a look next time you sit down to create.  If you have been following me for any amount of time you know that I lean towards the bright colors.  The DSP from Happiness Blooms is definitely right up my alley.


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The stamp set, Incredible Like You, is not the set that is part of the Happiness Blooms suite.  I think it matches perfectly anyway!  The flower looks very similar.  I used the colors from the DSP to stamp the flower in my center panel.

The beautiful DSP is actually both sides of the same piece of paper.  I love when it works that way.  I feel like I am getting more bang for my buck.

This stamp set also has a matching Kit you can purchase to make some gorgeous cards.  I occasionally love those kits, but almost always really find the stamp sets to be perfect ones.  So please do not overlook a kit if you prefer making your own cards.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I do really appreciate your visits.  And if you ever have any questions about a project, please do not hesitate to contact me.



  • Base is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, folded in  half
  • 5 1/4 X 4
  • DSP is 2 X 5 1/4, and 1 X 4
  • center panel is 3 1/8 X 2 5/8
  • white is 3 X 2 1/2


For the Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
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  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
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  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
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  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!

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