Monday, November 30, 2020

Stampin' Up! Many Mates Beautiful Autumn Birthday Card

Welcome back for another Mystery Monday card where I give some of our card group clues throughout the week with a list of card cuts and supplies on the first day. They get to pick the cardstock and designer series paper that they want, along with dies or punches of their choice; same for sentiments and images.  If you have been following, you have noticed there have been no two cards alike! We are all surprised to see how our cards turn out. Here's mine for today using the Many Mates Stamp Set and Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set.

My card base is Cinnamon Cider cardstock with a mat of the same color. I embossed the mat with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. To that, I adhered a piece of Just Jade DSP and Cinnamon Cider wood grain DSP from the 6 x 6 pack of 2020-2022 In Color DSP. I wrapped a piece of ribbon, from the Flowers for Every Season Combo Pack, around the mat and tied a bow. Then I adhered the panel to the card base with liquid glue.

I used the Tailored Tag Punch to punch out the "It's Your Day" from the Many Mates Stamp Set. Then I punched a Just Jade label and a Cinnamon Cider label, cut them in half and layered them behind the sentiment. I attached the layered sentiment to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. Three 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots finished the card front.

I'm entering my card in The Paper Players Tic Tac Toe Challenge by Ann Marie PP519. I went straight down the right side.
For the inside...

I stamped the sentiment from Beautiful Autumn and the image from the Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set. The corners are punched with the retired Trio Punch.

Here is sleuth Edie's card...isn't it gorgeous?

Colors are Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake. Here are her ingredients: "DSP is 6X6 Classic Christmas, Sahara Sand, the ribbon is from the Christmas twin pack. It was Real Red, but I used my Cherry Cobbler dark Stampin Blend to color it. The sentiment I used is from the “For Unto Us” stamp set. Ornament embellishments are from the “Christmas Gleaming” stamp set and matching punches. Inside and envelope stamps are also from Christmas Gleaming.  Stitched Nested Labels dies.

Here's Meg's
Night of Navy card base and BrightlyGleaming Speciality DSP. Copper Trim Ribbon.  and I just spread out the mesh Ornate Frames Dies, Itty Bitty Greetings sentiment. 

Image from Tasteful Textures, sentiment from Part of My Story. 

Thanks again to Beth McCullough for her inspiration.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed looking at our cards.

“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say thank you?” – William Arthur Ward

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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Stampin' Up! A Little Lace Boho Indigo Birthday Card

I was inspired by Sharon Armstong's design in the making of my card today using the A Little Lace Stamp Set and Zany Zebras Stamp Set.

The above photo is of the finished card with Pearl Basic Jewels added to the center of one flower and on the darker DSP. The next photo shows the fun fold.

The next photo shows it flat without the embellishments, but with the decorated envelope.

My card base is Misty Moonlight cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 1 1/4" and 4 1/4". I used Designer Series paper from the Boho Indigo Product Medley to decorate my folded back flap, the card front base and the inside back of the front.

I cut a Misty Moonlight mat with a die from Stitched So Sweetly. It was either the 2nd or 3rd smallest rectangle. Whichever it was, it was just a little bigger than the Rectangle Postage Punch that I used to punch out the sentiment and image from A Little Lace. I used Misty Moonlight ink for that.

I adhered a 1" x 5 1/4" strip of DSP to the outside of the folded flap. For the rest of the card front, I adhered a 2 3/4" x 5 1/4" piece of DSP. Then I adhered the sentiment layer to the folded flap with Stampin' Dimensionals.

On the inside, I adhered another piece of DSP 2 3/4" x 5 1/4". On the 4" x 5 1/4" Very Vanilla mat, I stamped the flower image in 2nd generation Misty Moonlight ink. "You Know Too Much" from A Little Lace is stamped full strength. The "Happy Birthday" from Zany Zebras is stamped full strength.

I'm very pleased with how it turned out and I hope you like it. I'm entering my card in these challenges:

The Paper Players PP519 Tic Tac Toe. I went down the center.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll be back tomorrow for another mystery card reveal.

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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Stampin' Up! Circle Thinlet Christmas Card

Today I have the last of the card kits from our card group. Sue M. brought this kit for our group to make. I believe she had the circle thinlet die from Stampin' Up!, which is retired. The patterned paper is some she got at Michael's. The stamp on the circle back is from a 1998 Stampin' Up! Stamp Set. I can't tell you much more than that!

TGIFC292 has a theme challenge this week

Thus, I am entering my card in their challenge. I think the spinner is quite magical and I wish I had purchased it when it was available. If you click on this link you can see the dies used and how to use them. There is a set available at too, unless it has sold since this post.

I am also entering these challenges:

Inkspirational #227 Photo (I want this kitten!)

Thank you for stopping by today. We are off to the Celtic Ray to enjoy our favorite Irish singer, Paul Duffy, and meeting friends there. It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood! Hope you will enjoy your weekend as well.

Friday, November 27, 2020

Happy-Post-Thanksgiving Thanks!

 Hope you all had a festive feast yesterday. No card for today except this one...

Have a wonderful TGIF day, peeps, and be blessed. I'll be back tomorrow with a fun Christmas card.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Stampin' Up! Path of Petals Sympathy Card for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop


Welcome to the Happy Inkin' Thursday blog hop. You're in for a treat if you have never visited before. It's a weekly challenge and this week we have a sketch challenge.
I used the Path of Petals Stamp Set  to create my card.

My card base is Purple Posy cardstock. I used the Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. I adhered it to the card base with liquid glue.

I had scraps of Feels Like Frost DSP laying on my desk so I put them to good use for the sketch! I adhered the silver pieces to each end of the leaf image. I stamped the sentiment with Gorgeous Grape ink. Before I adhered the pieces to the card front, I ran a piece of Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon around the leaf piece and tied a faux bow. Then I adhered the piece to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. I added three Playing with Patterns Resin Dots of varying sizes and the card front was finished.

For the inside, I added another piece of the DSP and stamped the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink. The envelope also received a piece of DSP for the flap and I stamped a leafy image on the front but the envelope wasn't in the photo!

I'm entering my card in the Krafty Chicks All Occasions #535 Challenge.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you'll have time to hop.

Clicking on the "next" button will take you to Akiko. Clicking on the names listed below will take you directly to the other team members and their projects.

Karen Finkle - you are here!
Happy Thanksgiving, peeps!
“Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.”

Card Base: 4 1/4" x 11", scored and folded at 5 1/2"

Embossed Panel: 4" x 5 1/4"

DSP: Silver Foil 2 3/4" x 1"; 2 3/4" x 1 1/2"; 1" x 5 1/2" for inside strip; leaf image 3" x 3 3/4"

Ribbon: 6"

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Paper Pumpkin Card

Can you believe tomorrow is Thanksgiving? Don't blink or it will be Christmas the next day! I do exaggerate, but really, it's only a month away! I have to admit I can't wait for 2020 to be over and I'm hoping 2021 will have some normalcy to it.

Here's my card for you...

It's a CASE of Maria Willis' card from 9/28/17. I used my September 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit to create my card for you today. Everything is retired product except for the inside. I'm entering my card as a thanksgiving day card in the Watercooler Wednesday: WWC222 Heidi's All About Occasions Challenge. I'm also entering my card at Dragonfly Journeys No. 140 - Thank You.

For the inside, I used stamps from Autumn Goodness and Cajun Craze ink.

If you have any questions, I'll be happy to respond if you leave a comment with your email address.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you'll be back tomorrow for our Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop.

Some of you may have experienced some issues trying to order from the Online Extravaganza yesterday morning. Stampin' Up! was having some technical difficulties. As a result of the problems encountered, Stampin' Up! let demonstrators know that they are EXTENDING the Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza. Not too often that we get second chances!!

This 24-hour sale, in which near to 700 items in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog  are on SALE for 10% off, will continue for another 24 hours! The new ending time is November 25 at 11:59 pm Mountain Time.

Here's a spreadsheet with the list of exclusions or a pdf file, if you prefer.

Now is the time to stock up on ink and cardstock, get that punch or embossing folder you've been meaning to buy. You can purchase inks, dies, clear blocks, and embellishments...anything that's not on the exclusion list! Please use the HOST CODE R9YSTW9Y when you place your order online in my store.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Stampin' Up! Happiest of Birthdays Masculine Birthday Card

Happy Tuesday, least I hope it is for you. I had a great day yesterday because I sold four cards! Woo hoo!! I'm about to show you one of them.

This was a card kit that Sue L. brought for our group last Thursday. She had the snippets of DSP all cut for us. I'm entering my card at Pixie's Crafty Workshop: Pixie's Snippet Playground #391 and hope to win her delightful prizes, which consist of balloon and birthday dies. Di is a really fun blogger from across the pond and if you have never visited her blog, I hope you can take time to do so. I'm also entering my card in Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper November 2020 Challenge. She is another delightful person from across the pond and I have won several stamps from her.

Y'all know I love making masculine cards and this one is no exception. The stamp set is retired as is the DSP but it was a joy to work with. Oh, and you know I love monochromatic too! What's not to love about M & M's! I think the name of the set is Classic Pickups and it's from the early 2000's. Does anyone know? I didn't look at the edge of the stamp when I used it. I could call Sue but I'm banking on someone from the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog "They Said It's Your Birthday" Challenge #RRCB148 to let me know!

For the inside, I kept it quite simple...

The sentiment is from the current Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set.

Thank you for stopping by today. Now, get back to working on your Thanksgiving Day menu! Mine is done...we are going to friends and I only have to bring dessert!!

Monday, November 23, 2020

Stampin' Up! Gather Together Get Well Card

We're back to Mystery Monday card day again! This is #11!! I made two for today. I'm good at pretending I don't know how it will turn out. I have to do that when I play the Official American Mah Jong all alone! If you'd like to know more about that, leave me a comment.

I used the Gather Together Stamp Set, Healing Hugs Stamp Set and Daisy Lane Stamp Set to create my cards. First is my portrait orientation...

Colors are Magenta Madness, Bumblebee, Just Jade - DSP Flowers for Every Season - 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots - Vellum Sprigs

then my landscape orientation...

Colors are Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight, Just Jade - DSP Flowers for Every Season - 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots - Vellum Sprigs

Meg's card...

Dashing Deer Stamp Set (retired), Heartwarming Hugs DSP

Edie's card...

Whisper White card base with a Bumblebee card stock mat. DSP is from the Flowers For Every Season 6 x 6 stack.  Edie reversed the DSP for the center panel and used the Just Jade and Misty Moonlight as the background for her sentiment. Sentiments were stamped with Just Jade ink. Embellishments from Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels. A little bit of Ruched Ribbon finished it off. Sentiments were from Here's A Card Cling Stamp Set. 

Sue's Creation

Same instructions, totally different results...that's what we all love about the mystery cards. Thank you, Beth McCullough and Amy Pousson-Noonan for your inspiration.

I'm entering my card in the Use Your Stuff: #410 Tic Tac Toe Challenge and went straight across the bottom.

Sketch I used


  • Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored and folded at 4 1/4”
  • 4” x 5 1/4” colored cardstock (cut 2) for the card front mat and inner liner
  • 1 1/2” x 3” different colored cardstock
  • 1 1/4” x 2 3/4” another colored cardstock
  • 1” x 2 1/2” Whisper White for outside sentiment
  • 3 3/4” x 5” inside sentiment panel
  • 3 pieces of coordinating DSP 1 1/2” x 3 3/4”
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Creative Creases ATG with a Fun Fold Challenge #42 with Hats Off Breast Cancer Awareness Card

Welcome to another Fun Fold Friday at Creative Creases . Be sure to stop by and enter your fun fold! If I am able, I will go into a more des...