Hello Strawberries

On Friday I shared one of the Treat Boxes I had decorated with the Sweet Strawberry Bundle.  Today I have the matching card to show.  I intentionally made it quite similar to the layer on the top of the treat box.



Even though the layout of the focal layer is quite similar to the box,  it is stepped up somewhat.  I added a layer of Granny  Apple Green cardstock.  I do not know whether this would be considered embossed or die cut?  I used the Stitched With Whimsey Dies to add the stitching around the center layer.  It does not cut out the piece, it only adds the stitching.  I used the second largest die for this project.

The background DSP that is sticking out from behind the center layer is from the Berry Delightful  Designer Series Paper from the Sale-A-Bration Bundle Berry Blessings.  As I said on Friday’s post, I really LOVE this pack of paper.  It is one of the best ever.

For the stamped images, I started with the background zigzag stamp from the Hearts & Kisses stamp set.  I stamped it using So Saffron  Ink for a very light color.  The leaves and flowers are stamped with Granny Apple Green Ink, and stamped off first.  I wanted this a little lighter as well.  I did not color these so the So Saffron would show through.

The strawberries and caps are stamped and punched using the Strawberry Builder Punch, which is part of the Sweet Strawberry Bundle.  I stamped the berries with a black outline because I like the look of the black seeds.  I have stamped them before using Cherry Cobbler as the outline and Real Red as the center.  The bottom two berries are glued down and the top one is raised using a Stampin’ Dimensional.  On the treat box, I made a 3D strawberry.  I did not think that would work very well to go in an envelope or mail.

For the final touch, I stamped the greeting using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I love my Bling!!  So I added three of the Champagne Rhinestone Jewels to give it some shine.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have enjoyed these last two posts and seeing how well a card layout can work for a treat box as well.  I have all of the measurements and supplies below.


  • Card base of Real Red is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 and folded
  • Granny Apple Green layer is 5 1/4 X 4
  • DSP layer is 2 3/4 X 4
  • White layer is 2 1/2 X 3 3/4



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Strawberry Fudge Treats

Today I have a quick “Treat” to share with you.  I have decorated another of the Love You Always Treat Boxes.  These boxes are wonderful.  They are on page 11 of the Mini Catalog.  You get 10 of them for $9.00.  They are a good size and are Food Safe! What a deal!



I paired the treat box with the Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration and the Sweet Strawberry Bundle from the Mini Catalog. These all are a perfect match up.

I began my project deciding on the paper.  I love this green plaid.  (There is also a red plaid in the pack!)  I cut the DSP to 3 3/4 wide and wrapped it around the box, creasing the corners as I went.  I left enough at the end to overlap about 1/2″ .  I did not adhere the paper to the box but just a tight fit and adhered to itself.  Although you could adhere to the box if you wish.

The layer is from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  I believe this was the third largest die.  I think it fits perfectly.  For the stamping, I stamped off Granny Apple Green to give a softer look.  I colored the leaves with Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend and the flowers with Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.  I had to add some Rhinestones to the flowers ,and one extra, for a touch of bling!

The strawberry is stamped three times  The fill color is Real Red Ink with Memento Tuxedo Black as the outline and the seeds.  I like having the black seeds.  I punched out all three berries using the Strawberry Builder Punch.  Each berry was then folded in half long way with the color to the inside.  I adhered the three together and then added them to the box using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I only punched one stem, folded it in half, and added it to the berry with a glue dot.

Here is a picture of the open box.


The candies are leftover Valentine treats.  For me the little hearts on the wrapper could be seeds from the strawberries.  And Yes, I have a good imagination, LOL!!!  I punched a leaf from the Strawberry Builder Punch for each of the candies.  They are adhered with just a Glue Dot.

I have made a similar box using the Snail Mail Suite of products.  You can see that box decorated by clicking HERE.  You can see on that link how much the box will hold.  It has candy and a Bath & Body Hand Sanitizer.

Sale-A-Bration is winding down.  There is only a little over a week left.  Just an idea…..The Sweet Strawberry Bundle along with the two pairs of Stampin’ Blends I used today, will get you to the $50.00 mark.  It is not enough to get the paper I used, sadly.  It is part of one of the $100.00 bundles.  But it will get you one of nine other FREE items.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I will share the matching card for today’s project on Monday.  I hope you have an enjoyable weekend.


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Art Gallery Die card

I know the title may be a bit confusing to you!  I used the word dies from the Art Gallery Bundle as the star of this card.  It turned out to be a really “Busy” card.  But I believe that is perfectly fine.  I hope you do as well.



My choice of DSP is the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration.  I used three different patterns from the paper pack.  And I do realize from the photo the saying is a little difficult to see.  It is not quite as hard in person.

The cut out sentiment is from the matching Dies from the Art Gallery Bundle.  It says “Just Want To Say”.  There are a variety of words to finish that sentiment in the stamp set.  I chose the “Happy Birthday” .  The cute die trimming the Happy Birthday is also from the Die set.

The main wording is created using the Foam Adhesive Sheets.  I cut a piece of the DSP a little larger than needed.  I also cut a piece of the Foam Adhesive the same size.  I do love this product.  All you have to do is peel off the top cover, like on the dimensionals, and add the DSP.  These thicker foam layers go through the Cut and Emboss Machines very easily.  I do recommend running it through and then back the opposite direction to get a really good cut.  Now all you have to do is peel off the sheet on the back of the foam and lay it down.  Easy Peasy!!!

The measurements for the layers of this card are as follows:

  • Base card of Rococo Rose is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 scored and folded at 4 1/4
  • Night Of Navy layer is 4 X 5 1/4
  • DSP is 3 7/8 X 5 1/8
  • Rococo Rose layer is 4 X 2 1/4
  • DSP is 3 7/8 X 2 1/8


Thank you for stopping by today.  Please come back tomorrow for another new project!


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Balloon Chicks for Royal Hop


Welcome to InKing Royalty’s February Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are having fun with our stamping favorites – our favorite themes for seasonal cards and projects. This month’s projects feature balloons, so you are in for a celebratory treat. 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 believe balloons are a definite Fun item.  Anything that makes me Smile is fun.  So I have combined the smile inducing, adorable, Happy Birthday Chick stamp set with a Fun Fold to share for this Blog Hop Challenge.


Stampin' Up!, Hey birthday chick bundle, ice cream corner, jackie beers


This is the first time I have made this Fun Fold.   There are a couple of names that I have seen in looking for it on various card sites.  So I chose to call it the Corner Fold.  It worked perfectly to show off the balloons.  And since the little chicks are shouting Happy Birthday, the balloons are appropriate.

Here is the inside view and you can see the fold as well.



I LOVE the chick with the balloon hanging off her tail!  You can see the corner pieces under the chick and above her.  Those fold inside the card when it is closed.  I positioned the chick to lay down with the fold and not be seen when the card is closed.  The three balloons from the closed card are attached on the back side of the fold.

The chicks are all stamped with Memento Tuxedo Ink and colored with the Stampin’ Blends.  All of the colors will be listed in the supply list.  They are all cut out using the matching Dies in the bundle.  The Happy Birthday from the front is stamped and punched out using the Classic Label Punch.

I chose to have a background for the balloons as the strings are not really sturdy.  I used the 2″ Circle Punch for this.  All of the DSP is from the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper.  I think it worked perfectly for this birthday card.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink. 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. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  3. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  4. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  5. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  6. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  7. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  8. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  9. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  10. Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon
  11. Rachel Brumley at Artistic Designs by Rachel
  12. Genevieve Ko at Stampin4Fun
  13. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping  ←  YOU ARE HERE!!
  15. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  16. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy




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Artistry Bird

I have a cute card to share today.  I made it last week and forgot to photograph it.  It was for the Global Design Project sketch challenge.  And of course, I missed the entry time.  Oh well!  I am still very happy to share it with all of you.

This card is full of products from the Annual Catalog.  Sometimes I have to remind myself to got back to those products.  It is so exciting to play with new items that I forget ones I already have shared.  So I hope this gives you a new look at old products.


Stampin' Up!, Artistry Blooms, Free As A Bird, Jackie Beers


I have highlighted the single bird from Free As A Bird stamp set.  I wanted the bird to be the star of the show, so made the circle a tad bigger than I normally would have.  He, or she, is colored using the Stampin’ Blends.  I used both of the Pool Party blends as well as the light Smoky Slate one.  I have quite a few little small birds that visit my feeder.  They appear to be this coloring, just a bit darker.  I thought the lighter look was better here.

The flowers and leaves are also from the Free As A Bird stamp set.  And they also are colored using Stampin’ Blends.  Those are Granny Apple and Flirty Flamingo.  I finished the flowers with an addition of Pearls for each blossom.  The sentiment is from the set as well and is cut using the Banner Pick A Punch.

I used the layout from the GDP sketch.  Even though my stamped areas are done in lighter colors, I went with bright colors for the card itself.  The base of the card is Coastal Cabana with a layer of Granny Apple Green.  The DSP is the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper.  I chose the card colors from the paper.  I love this bright “brush strokes” looking piece and felt it combined the card colors very well.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please remember there is only one more week of Sale-A-Bration.  I would love to help you with an On Line, or In Person, Party to get you some great Free products.  Also, when you have a qualifying amount for the FREE SAB items, that means you have also earned a Blue Line Star from my Rewards program!!  You can read about that on the menu at the top of the page under Shop.


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With Love

I hope you had an enjoyable Valentine Day yesterday.  We do not get too excited about these holidays.  It was just a nice, relaxing, and WET, day.  I am ready to go out and see sunshine!!!  I am happy we just have rain and not the snow and storms some are having.  I hope all of you are safe and dry!

Today’s card is an extra Valentine card I made but did not share.  It could also be for a wedding.  I paired a few different products from the Forever & Always Bundle and suite.


Stampin' Up!, Forever and Always, Metalic Ribbon, Love you always foil, true love , Jackie Beers


I mixed several blingy pieces on this card.  I began with the card base of Blushing Bride cardstock.  Next is a layer of the Love You Always Foil Sheet, which is blush or champagne color.  The foil is topped with True Love Designer Series Paper in the polka dot.

I added a banner with an angle cut made from the Love You Always Foil sheet.  It is wrapped with a ribbon bow from the Blushing Bride Metalic Ribbon.  The ribbon is beautiful!  The back is Blushing Bride and the front is a mixture of blush and gold.  I had to fiddle with my bow to keep only the front of the ribbon showing.  It is well worth the fiddling time!

For the focal areas, I stamped the flowers from the Forever & Always Bundle and colored with Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends.  The leaves are colored using Just Jade Stampin’ Blends.

I went a bit rogue on the “LOVE”.  I had used the Blush Foil, but wanted to bring out the gold in the ribbon.  So I used Gold Foil to cut the background of the LOVE. (If I had a do over, I would use the blush for this as well)


  • Blushing Bride card base is 4 1/4 X 11
  • Foil layer is 3 7/8 X 5 1/8
  • DSP layer is 3 3/4 X 5
  • Angle Foil is 2 1/2 X 3 7/8 with a 1″ angle cut (place a mark at 1″ on the right side and put the mark on the cutting line.  place the opposite corner on the cutting line as well, cut from mark to point)


Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you like my mix of products and will give these items another look in the catalog.  Please let me know if you have any questions.



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Good Morning Magnolia

I have not used the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set in quite a while.  I wanted a quick Thank You card and this was perfect for the card I had in mind.  I also used the favorite DSP, the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper.  That paper has so many beautiful sheets to choose from.



I actually made this card a few weeks ago but had never used it here on my blog.  It is a nice and quick one using DSP for the Wow factor and punches to make it easy.

The single flower is stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored using Petal Pink and Just Jade Stampin’ Blends.  I used the Heart Punch Pack duo to cut the heart and the background heart.  I was thrilled when the flower fit inside the heart!

The gorgeous script Thanks is from the stamp set as well.  It is punched using the Label Me Fancy punch.  To add an extra touch, I added some Champagne Rhinestones to the sentiment tag and the flower.

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have a great weekend and get some crafting done yourself.  Please come back on Monday for another new project.



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Kangaroo Love

Last week I had asked on my Facebook page, Blue Line Stamping, to name a few stamp sets that you would like to see used.   I used one on Monday.  You can see that card HERE.  And today I am sharing the second one.  It is Kangaroo & Company.


Stampin' Up!, kangaroo and company, True Love, Blending Brushes, Jackie Beers


I chose to make the Kangaroo as a Valentine Card.  But since it doesn’t say that on the front, it could be used for any expression of love.  The little envelope is part of the stamp set and I think it is simply adorable, so I wanted to include it.  It’s sort of hanging in the air, so I see it as love is being sent.  Yes, I know I have a crazy imagination!!! LOL!

The background for the card is from the True Love Designer Series Paper.  I used the new Blending Brushes with Flirty Flamingo and  Poppy Parade Inks to blend the colors onto the paper.  I love how the dots still show through so well.

To ground everything, I added one of the Vellum Doilies.  These little squares are so versatile and are perfect for this use.  I also added the White Baker’s Twine from the Snail Mail Combo Trim Pack.

The kangaroo is adorable alone or with one of the included inserts for the belly slot.  I went with the hearts for the “Love” theme.  They are colored using Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blend Combo.  I also utilized the little “stick” for lack of a better word.  It is what the inserts can be attached to so they pull out of the belly slit.  Here is a closer look at that.


Isn’t that adorable?  The smaller sayings in the stamp set will all work on this little piece.  It is long enough to easily hold the attached hearts in place.  You do need to pay attention when adding your dimensionals so they do not interfere with it.

Thank you for stopping in today!  I really do appreciate it.  If you have any stamps you would like to see me create a card for, hop over to my Facebook Blue Line Stamping page and leave me a note.  There are not very many that I do not have 🙂


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Art for Pals February Blog Hop


Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team created “Birthday Bonanza” projects to inspire you to make for all of your family and friends. We hope you enjoy and are inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments because we all love hearing from you! At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I have a birthday card to share with you today that highlights the gorgeous Fine Art Floral Designer Series paper.  I have also used other products from that Suite and created a fun fold that is designed to show off each layer.   I hope you like it.


Stampin' Up!, Fine Art Floral, Art Gallery, Gilded Leafing, Jackie Beers


The DSP is always a great place to begin color choices.  I chose Old Olive, Misty Moonlight, and Petal Pink to compliment the flowers of the DSP.  For the top layer flower, I stamped Petal Pink for the base and used Flirty Flamingo for the highlight areas of the 2 Step Stamping.

For the first time, I used the Gilded Leafing and Heat & Stick powder.  I applied the Versamark Ink  with the “center” stamp of the flower.  After adding the Heat & Stick powder, heating it, I applied the leafing.  It was not as nerve racking as I had anticipated!!!  Normally being a bit messy with embossing powder is not good.  But with this application a few flecks of the gold leafing looks like they belong on the petals.

The flower layer is cut using the Stitched Rectangles Dies.  I used the 3rd Largest one.  It is then layered onto a piece of Misty Moonlight.  The Petal Pink is the second part of the Fun Fold.  You can see that in the next photo.



The colors of the DSP are so vibrant that I wanted you to see what a punch it has when you begin opening the card.  This fold is the same one I have used several times as a gift card holder.  I did not do that today.  But all you need is to slightly shorten the folded under layer beneath the DSP and adhere it on the sides to make the pocket.

Before adhering the front flower layer, I did a bit of “flicking” of color using Stampin’ Write Markers.  I used the same colors as the cardstock.   Also, going back to the first picture, I used the 2 smallest of the Stitched Rectangle Dies for the sentiment layer on the front.

To finish the card, I wrapped some of the beautiful, and glittery, Blushing Bride Metallic Ribbon around the Petal Pink layer of the fun fold.  I wrapped the ribbon and secured it on the front beneath the sentiment.  For the little knot of ribbon, I cut a smaller piece and simply tied a knot around the strip of ribbon.  The easiest way to add a ribbon in my opinion.

Here are all of the measurements:

  • Base card of Old Olive is 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 2 1/4 and 5 1/2.  (to make a gift card, after scoring cut off 1″ from the left end . After burnishing the scores, fold under the short section and secure the layer with Tear & Tape)
  • Inside Misty Moonlight layer is 4 1/8 X 5 3/8
  • Petal Pink section is 3 1/4 X 9 1/2, folded in half
  • White inside of Petal Pink is 3 X 4
  • Misty Moonlight beneath Focal Flower is 3 1/8 X 4 1/2
  • Misty Moonlight beneath DSP is  2 5/8 X 4 1/8
  • DSP is 2 1/2 X 4


More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on March 10th when our theme will be “Cute Critters” where the design team will be sharing projects that will feature critters of all sorts to inspire you. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.


  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  3. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  4. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  5. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  6. Renae Novak at Blessed By Cards w/Renae Novak
  7. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  8. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  9. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  10. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  11. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  12. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  13. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  14. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  16. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  17. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping  ← YOU ARE HERE
  18. Jennifer Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  19. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  20. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  21. Lisa Milligan at Stamping Made Simple
  22. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  23. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  24. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  25. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  26. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  27. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  28. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  29. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery



Oh Snap I Forgot

Oh Snap! is perfect for this card.  This past year has really messed with my brain and how I seem to operate.  I have become LATE on way too many things.  This card is one of them.  I needed a Congratulations card and am very late getting it made and sent.  I hope you are not like me!!



I used the gator and his bird friend to shout Congratulations.  They are both colored using Stampin’ Blends.  I added some light Pool Party to the bottom of the card to ground them and also serve as some water.

The Congratulations is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set.  I layered it onto a piece of Granny Apple Green cardstock.  I added a few of the Opal Rounds to be add some bling as well as look like water droplets.  I apologize for the poor photo quality as it is hard to see them or the Pool Party at the bottom.

I forgot to take a photo of the inside.  Of course I did!!!  But, I stamped the Oh Snap, and die cut it along with a Granny Apple Green background using the scalloped small circles in the Layering Circles Dies.  I added this to the inside along with a handwritten apology for being so late.

This is a really quick card to make and hopefully will make the recipient Smile.  That is always my goal with my projects.

Thank you for stopping in today.  Tomorrow is the Pals Blog Hop.  I hope you will join me and hop along through all of the blogs for some great card ideas.



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