Sunday, October 31, 2021

Stampin' Up! Wedding Card

Good Sunday morning, peeps. I'm behind the eight ball once again. I would have finished my card on time if I hadn't been careless along the way! I wanted one more wedding card for the Craft Fair coming up Saturday so I created this. My inspiration was from the Let's Squash It Double Embossing Challenge #13.

I dug out the retired Last a Lifetime Stamp Set for the sentiments. For my double embossing, I used the Brick & Mortar 3D EF and the Dandelions 3D EF. This is the first time I've used the Dandelions folder so I'm playing at NBUS #31. I'm also playing Tic Tac Toe at The Paper Players PP565, going across the bottom row.
Now, I'm ready to show you my card!

I sponged the edges of my 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" piece of Basic White that I had embossed with the above-mentioned folders. I had stamped the sentiment with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder. Triple embossing!!

For the inside...

The Gold Foil frame is from the Scalloped Contours Dies. The flowery doo dads strip is from the Ornate Layers Dies. I used the two hearts from that piece as embellishments, along with a gold Metallic Pearl. The Basic White panel measures 3 1/4" x 4 5/8". I used retired Gold ink to stamp the sentiments.

Thank you for stopping by today and have a blessed one! See you tomorrow for M & M's!

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Stampin' Up! Eden's Garden Sympathy Card

Good morning, peeps! Hope your Saturday is starting off on the right foot. My feet went a little backwards this morning as I should have made my card and THEN put the outside furniture back in place. BUT I wanted to take advantage of the weather when the sun wasn't out and it was only 66 degrees! So here's my card a little bit late.

The design was inspired by Sharon Armstrong. I started out with a Soft Succulent card base (5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"). I cut a mat of Evening Evergreen (4" x 5 1/4") and adhered it to the base.

Next I cut three pieces of Ever Eden Designer Series Paper (available 11/2/21). The long strip is 1" x 5", the top left is 2 1/2" x 3 1/4", and the bottom piece is 1 5/8" x 2 1/2". They are adhered with liquid glue.

Then I used my Double Oval Punch to punch a scalloped Gold Foil mat. The sentiment from Inspired Thoughts is stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. I punched it out with the solid oval on the punch. 

I cut a piece of 3/8" Open Weave Soft Succulent ribbon and glued it to the card front with a glue dot. I adhered the sentiment portion with Dimensionals. I added 3 Metallic Pearls on the front and one on the inside...

I used stamps from the Eden Garden Stamp Set (available 11/2/21).

As you can see in the first photo, I added a 6" x 2 1/4" piece of DSP to the envelope flap.

I'm entering my card at Festive Friday World Kindness Day #0096 with my pearls, embossing and flowers.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Friday, October 29, 2021

Stampin' Up! Forever Grapevine Friendship Card

TGIF for those in the working world and anyone else who loves to see the weekend roll around!

My card today is one I made for a new friend. What also is new is the Designer Series Paper which is an early release for demonstrators who are attending Stampin' Up!'s virtual On Stage in November. Take a look see...

I love anything bees as my father was a beekeeper. The colors are Cinnamon Cider, Pale Papaya and Basic Gray. I love the texture in this particular pattern from Heart & Home. You'll be able to get it January 4, 2022. One of the perks of being a Demonstrator is getting to SEE and USE new products before anyone else! Think about that....

My card base is Pale Papaya 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". The DSP panel is 3 3/4" x 5". The sentiment and dotted frame outline are stamps from the Forever Grapevine Stamp Set, stamped with Basic Gray ink. It is punched with the Label Me Lovely Punch and sponged with Cinnamon Cider ink. I adhered the Bumblebee Trinket with a glue dot. Those products are currently available. The 1/4" Cinnamon Cider Ribbon is not.

Unfortunately, I had written on the inside before I took a picture but I used stamps from the retired Honey Bee Stamp Set.

I'm entering my card at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper October 2021 and NBUS #31 as the Forever Grapevine Stamp Set is NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff!) Because this is a "fallish" card, I am entering it in the Inspired By Challenge IB193.

I know my friend will like the card because she likes bees too!

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you will have a great weekend.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Stampin' Up! Eden's Garden Friendship Card for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

Brought to you by Eden's Garden, available November 2! 

I think I followed the sketch to a "T", don't you? Let's take another look...

Yeppers! My card base is a piece of Soft Succulent cut at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". To that, I adhered a piece of Ever Eden Designer Series Paper (available November 2) cut at 3 1/4" by 11", scrored and folded at 5 1/2".

I used a die from the Ornate Frames Dies to cut the gold foil frame. I adhered the DSP to the front of the base then adhered the frame to the front. I used a die from the Stitched Rectangles Dies to cut out the center of the DSP/cardstock layer. I adhered 2 Champagne Basic Jewels to the card front. Let's open it up now...

I cut a piece of Basic White cardstock 3" x 5 1/4". I did a dry fit to see where I needed to stamp the sentiment from Eden's Garden Stamp Set (available November 2). Then I stamped it full strength in Soft Succulent. Next I stamped the flower second generation. I then adhered it to the DSP inside. Here's the side and back views...

Thanks for taking time out of your day to hop with us. 

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Stampin' Up! All for Baby Easel Fun Fold Card

Good mid-week, peeps! This is the last Wednesday in October; can you believe it?!! Hope you have had a good week so far.

I was inspired by my teammate, Darryl Robbins, to make a baby card. First I'll show you mine, then I'll show you his.



Cute, yes? So, there are tons of videos out there showing you how to create an easel card; therefore, I won't get into instructions. However, I will give you measurements if you would like to know. Just leave me a comment with a way to get back to you. Can you tell I'm rushed today? Yeppers, I'm getting ready for my first craft fair. Wish me the best!

I'm entering my card in my two favorite challenges and I encourage you to visit their sites and play along! They both offer a chance to win a prize!!

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Stampin' Up! Encircled in Friendship Fun Fold Sympathy Card

Good Tuesday morning, peeps! This is my last card for awhile from our Thursday Card Group. This kit was provided by Sue M. She got her instructions for the fun fold from Linda Bauwin.

I have no idea where the ingredients came from and Sue didn't remember as she put the kits together quite awhile ago. Update: I was just going through my Annual Catalog marking off sets I have and saw this one that I don't have. The bundle is on page 70. How did I miss getting this?

I finished the inside when I got home. The sentiment is from the retired Well Said Stamp Set.

Not only could this be used as a sympathy card but it could also be for a person who has been diagnosed with or has a terminal illness.


5 1/2" 4 1/4" Crumb Cake Cardstock for base
4 1/2" x 
3 1/4" Crumb Cake Cardstock scored along the 4 1/2" side at a 1/2" for fold
4" x 5 1/4" Very Vanilla Cardstock (mat on base)
3 1/8" x 3 7/8" Very Vanilla Cardstock (for front die cut and sentiment)
3/4" x 4"  Patterned Paper
1 1/4" x 4" Patterned Paper

Thanks for stopping by today. If you have any questions, please ask in a comment. Also, if you aren't a follower, I'd love it if you would click on the "follow" button. My goal is still 100 by December 31. Have a blessed day.

"But the YEPS on my STEPS ~ They're great friends to have around. And so are many, many other friends that I have found....

Dr. Seuss There's A Wocket in my Pocket

Monday, October 25, 2021

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Autumn Quite Curvy Birthday Card

Welcome to another Monday Makeover Madness card with special M & M's at the end of my post! 

At our Thursday card group, Meg brought a kit for us to CASE a card created by Windy Ellard. We did a lot of two-step stamping using the retired Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set and a lot of punching with the Autumn Punch Pack. We also used the retired Quite Curvy Stamp Set and matching Curvy Die.

The ink colors for the leaves and acorns are: Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider and Old Olive.

The ribbon is Bumblebee 1/4" Gingham Ribbon.

The Bumblebee colored embellishments are from the 2020-2022 In Color Square Gems

I finished the inside when I got home using the retired In Your Words Stamp Set and added a strip of retired 2020-2022 In Color DSP.

Thank you for stopping by today and here are your M & M's. Click on the photo to get the recipe!

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Stampin' Up! Inspired Thoughts Birthday Card

Today would have been my paternal grandmother's birthday. Tomorrow is my daughter's birthday. As many times as I have been to the Mexico pavilion in Epcot, I never knew what Day of the Dead was until my daughter got a Sugar Skull tattoo. I found this article on Wikipedia about the celebration which takes place November 1-2 this year. Sugar skulls are quite colorful and a work of art. This is nothing like hers but I loved the colors so I downloaded the digital and turned it into a card.

My card base is Misty Moonlight cardstock with a mat of Basic Black. I took a piece of Polished Pink cardstock and embossed it with the retired Garden Trellis EF. The sentiment is from the retired Well Scripted Stamp Set. I heat embossed it with Brutus Monroe Raven Embossing Powder. To embellish the front, I added 5 Pearl Basic Jewels.

For the inside, I used a sentiment from the retired Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set. I punched it and the mats out with the Label Me Lovely Punch. The doo-dads in the corners are from the retired Eastern Beauty Stamp Set.

I'm entering my card in the Let's Squash It Challenge #13 - Double Embossing.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you have had a wonderful weekend. My daughter did...she and her husband spent it in Maine in an oceanfront room. Happy birthday, Kerri. I was privileged to see pictures of the ocean, beach and all the seafood they had! Perhaps I'll go get a lobster from Publix to celebrate tomorrow!

Then God said, “Let the waters swarm with fish and other life.”

Gen. 1:20 (New Living Translation)

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Stampin' Up! In Good Taste Designer Series Paper Thanksgiving Card

There are 33 days left until Thanksgiving so I thought I better get working on my Thanksgiving cards. Do you send turkey day cards? Do you eat turkey? My son always roasted a whole turkey but this year I'll be doing just a breast with stuffing and creamed onions. I can skip the mashed potatoes this time as well as the pumpkin pie. One person can only eat so much!

Barb provided the kit at our Thursday Card Group. The card base is Very Vanilla. The DSP from In Good Taste is adhered to a mat of retired Chocolate Chip cardstock.

Barb had Thanksgiving napkins so we did the napkin technique for the truck filled with pumpkins and the basket filled with sunflowers. You can see cards I did in the past with the napkin technique here and here. However, this time we didn't use saran wrap and an iron. We used SU's Adhesive Sheets! Much easier!! Once we had the napkin (single ply) on the adhesive sheet, we adhered it to a panel of Basic White cardstock. You can either fold the edges over and miter the corners or you can cut off the edges if you know it's glued good to the edges. We adhered that panel to a piece of Chocolate Chip and adhered that to the front of the card.

The sentiment mat is cut out with a die from the Stitched Rectangle Dies. I stamped the sentiment, from a defunct company, with Early Espresso ink and fussy cut it. I adhered it with liquid glue to the rectangle and the rectangle to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

The inside is stamped in Chocolate Chip with a Stampendous stamp.

The Chocolate Chip mat is 5 1/4" x 4" and the white panel is 5" x 3 3/4".

I'm entering my card at:

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper October 2021

Art Impressions Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Double D Sunflowers

Fusion Card Challenge Pumpkin Mugs Photo Inspiration

Thank you for stopping by today.

Friday, October 22, 2021

Stampin' Up! Country Home Harvest Blessings

I got out the retired Country Home Stamp Set as one of the women wanted to use the sentiment for her card kit at our Thursday Card Group. However, I left it home on the counter so we used something different (you'll see that tomorrow) and I decided to make a card with it while it was out.

My card base is Cajun Craze cardstock 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". I cut a panel of retired Perfectly Plaid Designer Series Paper 3" x 5 1/2" and adhered it to the card base with liquid glue.

I sponged a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of Basic White with Bumblebee Ink and Cajun Craze Ink. I stamped the sentiment and image from Country Home and colored the image with Stampin' Blends. I added 3 Cinnamon Cider Square Gems to the panel and adhered it with liquid glue to the card front. My design was inspired by Jacquie's Freshly Made Sketches FMS508.

For the inside...

I adhered a 5 1/2" x 1/2" strip of DSP to the bottom of a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Basic White. The leaf image is from the retired Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set, which I forgot I had until we made a second card at card group. More on that one Monday, where you can get your fill of M & M's!! The sentiment is from the Country Home Stamp Set, again using Cajun Craze ink.

I'd also like to enter my card at Crazyhazelnut's Patterned Paper October 2021,  Craft Rocket #86 Autumn and/or Mushrooms, and Just Add Ink #577 - Just Add Inspiration 

Thank you for stopping by today and have a great weekend.

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."
Galatians 6:9

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Stampin' Up! Whimsical Trees for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop


Welcome to the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop. This week we have a color challenge.

Can you guess what colors I picked?

Yes, all of them! Some of the lights are Pool Party, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Bumblebee. My card base is Evening Evergreen, with a piece of Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper. This pattern is so adorable! I CASE'd my own card that I posted here.

You will need:
  • 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Evening Evergreen cardstock, scored and folded at  4 1/4"; cut off front at 1 1/4"
  • 4″ x 5 1/2″ DSP; adhere to front 1 1/4" x 5 1/2" flap
  • 3" x 4 1/2 Cherry Cobbler cardstock for image mat; adhere to card front with Dimensionals
  • 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ Basic White cardstock for image; adhere to mat
  • 3 1/2″ x 1/2″ Basic White cardstock for sentiment; adhere to front with Dimensionals
  • 4″ x 5 1/4″ Basic White cardstock for inner liner

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Stampin' Up! Appreciation Card

My card today is for another staff person at my church. She helps the pastor with things he needs to do and also works to connect people into specific groups.

I started out with a Thick Basic White cardstock base. I embossed a Basic White panel 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" with the Tasteful Textures 3D Embossing Folder. Unfortunately, I forgot to stamp the sentiment first but my Stamparatus came to the rescue for that! The sentiment is from the retired Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set and is stamped with Early Espresso ink.

I cut a piece of patterned paper from the retired Perfectly Plaid 6" x 6" DSP at 4" x 5 1/4", then cut it on the diagonal. I adhered it to the card front with liquid glue. I had this leaf laying on my desk from another card I had made here. I used the reverse side and adhered it with Stampin' Dimensionals. I added a Linen Thread bow with a glue dot and 3 Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

For the inside...

I stamped the smaller sentiment from the Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set with Melon Mambo ink. The larger sentiment from the retired Happy Thoughts Stamp Set is stamped with Early Espresso ink. I adhered a 5 1/2" x 1/2" strip of DSP to the bottom with glue.

I'm entering my card at:

The Card Concept #162 Fall Fun - I was inspired by the plaid material in the photo and went with the Clean and Layered Style.

Watercooler Wednesday WWC327 - All Things Feminine

and Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper October 2021.

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

Stampin' Up! Country Club Masculine Fun Fold Birthday Card

TGIF, peeps! Welcome to my Friday Fun Fold post. I belong to a Grief Share Group and one of our participants is having a birthday today. I m...