Berry Burst Beautiful You

I have used this wonderful set, Beautiful You, so many times.  But it seems the sentiments and the ladies seem appropriate for the type of card I happen to need or decide to try.  I hope you have tried playing with this wonderful set. Here is my card for today.


Beautiful you, 143637


This lovely Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack was my color inspiration.  It pretty much said that I was going to use Berry Burst!  The only discrepancy is the watercoloring of the lady.  I used the Rich Razzleberry Watercolor Pencil and a Blender Pen.

The lady and the sentiment are both die cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits. In that set of framelits you get squares, circles and ovals.  I just adore using those.  The stitching means I do not have to layer another piece under that die cut.  In this case it would have been difficult due to my color choices.  The set of framelits is most definelty a Must Have for your tool kit of dies.

The finishing touches for this card are the Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding and the Enamel Shapes (I used a Rich Razzleberry shape again to compliment the Berry Burst).  The Crinkled Seam Binding is a dream to work with.  It is extremely light and maneuverable. The bow came out perfect the first time!

Thank you for visiting today!  The products I used in this card are listed at the bottom of the post and if you click on a picture you will be taken to my OnLine Store.  But don’t leave yet!! Please check out the two specials for the month of July!

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It’s Your Day


This card is a tad unusual, but I love the colors I used.  It is also colored with watercolor pencils and a blender pen.  I am beginning to understand the appeal of people who use the coloring books now to relax.  I would not want to make multiples of this card, but one or two would be quite fine.

The stamp set I used  today is Paisleys and Posies.  This is another one that I used when it first appeared in the Holiday catalog last fall.  I thought it was beautiful, and I still do, but then I have not touched it until today????? I am very happy that it carried over into this new catalog.


Paisleys & Posies, 142196


Even though this card is “different”, I still am very happy with the outcome.  It was basically just  random stamping and some coloring.  If five people did this similar layout with the stamp set, I believe you would have five totally different cards.

My color inspiration for this card came after I began coloring and I chose the two colors I thought would most “POP”.

I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp all of the items on our Shimmery White card stock.  I then colored with the Watercolor Pencils and went over it all with a Blender Pen.  Actually it only took a few minutes to complete.  I love the softness of the watercolor pencils and using a blender pen instead of an Aqua Painter is , at least for me, much easier to control.  I hope you will give it a try if you are new to using the watercolor pencils.

The sentiment is from the Confetti Celebrations stamp set.  I stamped it on a scrap of the Shimmer White card stock and punched it out using the Classic Label Punch.  To make the Old Olive matching layer, I just fussy cut around the original one.  It was pretty easy and I was thrilled with the result.

There are several stamp sets in the new catalog that are perfect for coloring.  I hope you will give this technique a chance.  Please let me know if I can help you at all.

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The supplies I used today are listed below.  You can click on any item and be taken directly to  my ONLINE store.

Two For One of You’re Sublime

My post today is a 2 for 1 card deal.  Who can resist a sale, or in this case a treat?  I was making a gift card and realized that I had the hard part of a full size card already made.  And the rest is what you see below.


You’re Sublime, 139309, 19.00

I know that my picture taking needs some improvement!!  But hopefully you can see that the scalloped Bermuda Bay layer on the gift card is the center opening on the full size card.  Now you see why I said I had a 2 for 1 card.  I actually had the idea for this as I was getting ready to cut the scalloped square from a scrap piece of card stock.  I stopped myself just in time, and went with a full piece of 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 piece. (Although I did go back and use that scrap piece of card stock, because now I needed 2 of the scalloped square pieces!)  I then stamped the wheelbarrow of flowers twice on Whisper White Thick card stock and cut them out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits that were a size smaller than the scalloped square.

I colored both wheelbarrows with our amazing Watercolor Pencils but I then used a Blender Pen on one and the Aqua Painter on the other. If you do use the aqua painter on this card stock, please be careful and use minimal water or you can get some pealing of the paper.

For the gift card I simply layered the pieces onto a 6 X 3 piece of Rich Razzleberry that is folded in half.  I forgot to punch the hole and attach my Baker’s Twine before I took the picture.  I used the 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch for the whole.  And it will punch threw both pieces at one time.

On the card, I placed the front side in the Petal Burst Embossing Folder and ran the entire piece through the Big Shot.  This embossing folder will go through sideways.  Lucky Me !!  I then closed the card and scored it very well.  Due to the embossing folder, it really doesn’t want to close and lay flat.  After layering my focal point, I added dimensionals and placed it through the closed card and through the cut out area.  I did this first without removing the backing from the dimensionals to make sure it would work.  I recommend you doing that as well!!  And it did work perfectly, so there you have the finished product.

Even though I have talked/typed a lot, this was pretty quick and easy to do.  It could be ramped up some moe with additional layers, more embellishments, etc.  The only embellishment I did was to add a Rhinestone to the center of the wheelbarrow’s wheel on each card.

Thank you for visiting today.  I hope you enjoyed my 2 for 1 card.  If you have any questions please ask me, I am happy to help.

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The supplies I used are listed below.


Bright and Endless Birthday!

OOPS !!!  I did not realize until last night that my Friday post did not post!  And guess what?  It was operator error!!  I know, shock, shock . HaHa!  I will get the hang of this before long.

Today’s card is made with Endless Birthday Wishes.  This set originally came out when Stampin’ Up! was debuting a new set outside of the catalogs..  It was a few years ago.  Anyway, I was so happy when this one made the Annual Catalog.  It is just such a versatile set.

I have to preface this card with: the Cupcakes and Carousels DSP was the inspiration.  I saw this sheet of paper as Rays of Sunshine.  Then when I wanted to use the cake from Endless Birthday Wishes it became the bright light from the candles on the cake.  For some of you that may be a huge stretch of imagination but it was the little lightbulb in my head.  So here it is:


Endless Birthday Wishes, Cupcakes & Carousels, Stampin' Up!

Endless Birthday Wishes, 140273, $16.00


Isn’t that card just a hoot!  It says “It’s All About You” and the spotlight rays of light coming from the candles on the cake make me smile.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it and sharing with you.

The products I used are:


Supply List

 I also used the So Saffron and Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write Markers for a little highlight on the cake and stand.
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A Spring Garden In Bloom

I apologize for being absent again.  I was off for the weekend with some great Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.  We laughed and stamped, and laughed and stamped!!  You get the idea.  It was a wonderful time that I hope to do again soon.

But now, back to blogging about stamping……This is a wonderful stamp set that I had sort of forgotten about until I found a couple of gift cards I had made.  Oh Happy Dance!  As soon as I saw it I thought it definitely needed to be inked up again.

What a perfect Spring Time card:


Garden In Bloom



I did a side fold for this flowery garden card, but added a twist. I love to use different folds and especially when you get the opportunity for more stamping!  I folded underneath 1 1/2″ from the front.  This left the room on the side for more flower garden.  It is a different look that I love.  I hope you do as well.

I used Pool Party card stock as well as Pool Party for the flower.  I did the outlines of flowers and bee with Memento Black.  I also did a narrow border with the Basic Black card stock to help make the panels pop.  The sentiment is from the set and can be used with many other Birthday sayings, etc.  It is very versatile.  The saying is cut with the layering ovals and backed with the scallop from layering ovals as well.

The layering measurements are:

  • Basic Black = 3 5/8 x 3 7/8, and the small is 1 3/8 x 3 7/8
  • Whisper White = 3 1/2 x 3 3/4 , and the small is 1 1/4 x 3 3/4

Here are the products that I used today:

Please remember that Sale-A-Bration is ending in a few days.  These are the items available while they last.  The additional Designer Series Paper, Washi Tape, and Embossing Folders were just added this week.  If you have any questions please let me know.  You can contact me to place an order or press the “Shop” button at the top of the page.
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Fruit Stand Thank You

Today’s card is a cute card that emphasizes Stampin’ Up!s amazing Designer Series Paper. One of the great thing about the paper is that it all coordinates without you having to worry about it.  And here it is:


All Things Thanks, 143089

I made this card for a sweet friend, and fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, Julie DiMatteo.  She has helped me with so many things!  Plus she has a great blog with many 3-D items.  Her blog is .

This bright and cheerful Thank You is also a super simple card to make.  The Fruit Stand DSP has so many colors to pull from.  I chose the Watermelon Wonder for the base and then both sides of the same sheet of DSP.  I felt like it needed a border to break all the color though, so I added very thin layers of black to frame each of the DSP layers.

The 2015-2017 In Colors will be retiring with the new catalog.  Watermelon Wonder is one of those. So basically you have until the end of May to order the five colors.  I am so going to especially miss Mint Macaron!  If you have been a SU customer, you know that the retiring In Colors tend to sell out before the new catalog arrives.  So if you do have a favorite and need the re-inker or some extra card stock, you really should order now to insure that you are not left out.

Please do not forget that Sale-A-Bration will end in a couple of weeks (March 31) and you never want to pass up FREE stuff!  So if you order the retiring colors now it might help you reach the magic $50.00 for FREE SAB items.  A win/win……

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I very much appreciate your comments. And if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Here are the products used in today’s card: