Welcom Spring

Today’s card is similar to one I did previously using the Springtime Joy stamp set.  This is such a sweet set that I have actually used it several times on cards not posted.  So today you get to see a second one with this set.



I love this adorable little lamb!  I kept all of the colors very soft.  The base card is Thick White cardstock and the stamping is done on a White cardstock piece cut 4 X 5 1/4 that is layered using Dimensionals.  I like the white on white look plus the depth it gives.

The lamb is stamped on a circle that I used Blending Brushes and a mask.  It is the 2″ circle from Layering Circles Dies.  The ink is Mint Macaron and kept pretty light.  The lamb is just highlighted with Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends.  I did use Just Jade and Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends for the little flowers.  The butterfly is colored using the same blends and then fussy cut with my Paper Snips.  It has a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional to give it a little elevation.

The sentiment is a strip of Soft Sea Foam cardstock cut 3/4 X 4.  The little flower added is from the Confetti Flowers Punch.  I punched just a small strip, enough to get two flowers, and layered them together.  This flower and one on the lamb have an added Pearl for a highlight.

This card was a fun one to make and could be cased using any number of stamp sets.   If you didn’t want to using the Blending Brushes, you could simply cut a circle and stamp on it.

I appreciate you coming by today.  Please come back tomorrow for another new project.




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Welcome Spring

The days are getting warmer and longer, and I LOVE it!!!  Today I have a card that shows my enthusiasm for the warmer Spring weather.

One of the old time sayings has something about “coming in like a lamb”.  I cannot remember if it is Spring though.  When I saw this stamp set, Springtime Joy,  I immediately thought of Spring and Easter.  Regardless, I think this little lamb is adorable!  I kept the lamb image very simple.  I stamped using Smoky Slate Ink on Basic White cardstock.  I colored the flower headband with Petal Pink and Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends.

The paper is from the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper.  I love the softness and the flecks of color in the larger piece.  I layered the DSP onto a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock.  The base of the card is Thick Basic White.  The ribbon wrapped around the card is Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon from the Annual Catalog.  Sometimes I get carried away with the newer catalogs and don’t use the other items.

To join all of the colors together I cut two banner pieces and cut one end of each using the Banner Pick A Punch.  To finish, I decided not to layer the lamb circle.  I simply added a few Stampin’ Dimensionals and let it overlap the banners a bit.  I did add some Basic Pearls to the flowers on the lamb.  I know it is a norm to only use an odd number of embellishments, but there were four flowers, so I added four pearls.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I have the measurements just below.  Please stop by on Monday for another new project.


  • Card base of Thick Basic White is cut 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 5 1/2
  • Smoky Slate cardstock cut to 4 X 5 1/4
  • Peony Garden DSP cut to 1 X 5 1/8 and 2 7/8 X 5 1/8
  • Smoky Slate banner cut to 1 X 3 3/4, before punched banner
  • Basic White stamped banner cut to 1/2 X 3 1/2, before punched banner



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You Make Me Smile

I want to share some sunshine here and make you all relax and hopefully Smile!  So the next couple of posts are going to be along those lines.  Today I have a daisy, which is simple flower that always makes me smile.



I have a mix of bundles for this card.  The Daisy Lane stamp set debuted in a previous catalog as a bundle with the Medium Daisy Punch.  Although they are no longer a bundle, they are both in the current catalog.  The other is the Many Mates Bundle.  It is the sentiment and the background for the daisies.  The sentiments for this set are varied and a mix of fonts.  The mixed fonts are always a favorite of mine.

I also used the Lovely Label Punch for the sentiment.  I adore the two different shapes for the ends of the punch.  In case you missed it.  I did a tip in one of last weeks posts that shares how to get the equal distance on each end of your sentiment.  Click HERE to go to that post.  The tip is in the middle of the post.

For the daisies, I punched four daisies to make the two flowers.  I fussy cut the small daisy and the fern.  The fern was an experiment.  I stamped it on Whisper White card stock, and to say it didn’t look good was mild.  The white actually shined, in a bad way!!  So I used my Light Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blend and went over the entire leaf.  I was happy with that.  I was trying not to use another set of dies to get some greenery.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you will return tomorrow for another Smile project.

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Spring Bouquet

I have a little Spring Bouquet to share today.  I used the Ornate Style stamp set.  It is a new set to the next Annual Catalog, but it has been available for about a month now as a sneak peek.  I shared one card earlier in the week with a single daisy from the set.  Today I have the full bouquet for you.



I went a little on the wacky side with my layers for this card.  I couldn’t decide on the colors of my normal layers and had all three of these colors on my desk playing with them.  I layered all three to see which two I preferred and decided I liked them all.  So to keep the bouquet the size it is, I had to go with a wacky layer look.  And I am okay with that.  This is not the first time that I have used this angled look.

For the definition on the layers, I used the leaf from Parcels & Petals stamp set.  I stamped the leaf on all of the layers using Versamark Ink so that it is a lighter shade of the colors. The ribbon is the Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon from the Mini Catalog.

The sentiments is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.  It is stamped in Granny Apple Green ink to match the card base and it is die cut using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  I love the different sizes and shapes of these dies.  And I am thrilled that they carried over!!

Now for the bouquet!!  I love this mix of flowers.  I stamped the image using Gray Granite Ink.  I like the light gray because it doesn’t show as much of an outline.  I colored everything using a variety of Stampin’ Blends.  All of the colors are listed in the supply list at the bottom of the post.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you have a nice weekend and check back in next week.  I appreciate you visiting my projects.


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Below are links to the two Retiring or Last Chance Lists.  Keep in mind, a Bundle may retire, but the stamp set and dies or punch can still carry over.  So look for the individual item.  Also, all of the Stampin’ Blends are not retiring.  It is only that in the new catalog, they will be sold in the combo pack only.  The only ones retiring are the 2018-2020 In Color ones.

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April InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s April Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate Springtime, so I hope you are ready for gorgeous Spring colors, flowers and butterflies – and maybe some sweet baby animals. 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 tried looking in my yard for “Spring” ideas and could only find flowers , birds, and squirrels.  Those are all great, but I wanted something different.  I opened Facebook to take a break and the first post that popped was a fellow demonstrator with a Kite on the front of a card.  The post was from For The Love Of Stamping.  As soon as I saw the kite, it reminded me of the Graduation Cap card I did two weeks ago.  So I took her idea and designed my own kite card.    I used the fold I had created for the other card.  New kite flying memories in the making.


Stampin' Up!, Woven Threads, Fable Friends, Very Versailles, Swirls and Curls Folder, Jackie Beers


My color choices came from the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper.  I debated on the order of the three colors and finally ended with this one.  It was more due to the gorgeous Seaside Spray Metalic Ribbon.   It looked best on the Purple Posy card stock . 🙂

The kite is a miniature of the Graduation Cap Card and opens as that one did.  Here is a view of the open kite.



If you look closely at the bottom tip of the kite, you can see a tiny piece of a clear velcro dot.  The thickness of the card stock for the kite made it not want to remain closed.  So a tiny piece of a cirlce velcro dot was added there.  You really do not notice it even in person.

The card itself does open and has a sentiment there as well.  The opening of the kite is just a bonus!

The embossed area is from the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder and fits with the flying the kite in the wind theme.  I finished the card with the Happy Spring sentiment from the Fable Friends stamp set layered on circles.  The kite string is the Seaside Spray Metalic Ribbon along with a bow from the Whisper White Seam Binding Ribbon.  The finishing touch is the Basic Pearl that I colored using the Light Purple Posy Stampin’ Blend to add to the sentiment.

I appreciate you checking my blog today and hope you will leave a comment.  I have added a link to the Graduation card and some directions for the kite below the Blog Hop Lineup.  Please continue hopping!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the bloghop, 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:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  3. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  4. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  5. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  6. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  7. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  8. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  9. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  10. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  11. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  12. Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo
  13. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping  ← YOU ARE HERE
  15. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  16. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy



Click HERE to go to the Graduation Cap Card.  The top fold of the kite is the same as the fold on that cap.  The other measurements are listed here.  If you have any questions, please contact me and I will be happy to assist you.


  • Card base is 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 5 1/2
  • layers are 4 X 5 1/4, and 3 7/8 X 5 1/8
  • Kite piece is 2 1/2 X 7 1/2 scored at 3 3/4.  Then like the graduation card, make a mark at  2 1/4 and 5 1/4 on each side and make a scored X using the marks.
  • Also make a mark on each end of the kite layer at 1 1/4
  • Fold on all the score lines and then cut from the end center mark to the side mark.  Do this on each side to make the bottom point of the kite.
  • The inside of the kite and the top of the kite are the same measurements.  Each is 2 1/4 X 3 3/8.  Make marks at the top and bottom of the 2 1/4 side at 1 1/8.  On each long side make a mark at 1 3/8 on each side.
  • Cut from the top to the side mark on both sides and the bottom to the side mark on each side.  This makes the pointed ends for the  kite.


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More Like You

I have another Springtime card to share today.  I have also used another one of the products from the Early Release Suite, Ornate Gardens.  Yesterday I used the Designer Series Paper.  Today I am using the Ornate Layers Dies.  At this one at a time rate, I will have used them all by the end of the month. 🙂


Stampin' Up!, Free As A Bird, Bird Ballad, Ornate Layers, Stitched Rectangles, Jackie Beers


The Ornate Layers Dies are fabulous.  The newer dies also seem to be, at least to me, sharper than the old dies. It makes for an easier release of all the little pieces.  I also had a Wahoo find for the sentiment layer.  The smaller of the Stitched Rectangle Dies fits perfectly inside this Ornate layer.

Here is a picture of the die I used.


The sentiment is the only stamp I used from the Free As A Bird set, but I believe it is a great one for so many people during this unusual situation.  From the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper, I used two different sheets.  They are layered on a piece of Whisper White, and then onto a piece of So Saffron to match the Ornate Layer.

I used the Braided Burlap Trim to ground the sentiment and join the two pieces of DSP.  It also gives a little nod to the bird colors.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you find some crafting time over the weekend, or whatever you can do to relax.


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