Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Mystery Stamping with Jaimie

 I am so far behind in posting my cards but here is one that I made yesterday with my SU upline & team. She called it Mystery Stamping. We were given the basic supplies & paper dimensions that we needed but she did not tell us the final sketch/layout of the card. It was fun to see what everyone came up in the end. Here is my card.

It's a pretty straight forward card.  I recently bought some liquid appliqué and I wanted to try it out so I added it to the tree branches to look like snow.  It's interesting stuff. You apply it, let it dry & then heat it with a heat tool. When it gets hot it puffs up. Very fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

Here are the supplies that I used:

Stamps: Christmas to Remember (SU)
Paper: White, Kraft (pti),  Cherry Cobbler, Tidings of Christmas dsp (SU)
Ink: Evening Evergreen (SU)
Die: Woodlands (Tim Holtz Sizzix)
Other: Wintry 3D embossing folder, Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Rhinestone Basic Jewels (SU), Liquid Applique (Marvy), Foam Tape, heat tool

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Hand-Penned Birthday

This card is for a young woman new to our church. 

I recently ordered Mint Macaron ink but apparently did not order the cardstock. It turns out that PTI Mint Julep is a pretty good match. This card is quite a mix & match of sets and took me a long to get to figure out. It is busier than I usually do but I am going to go with it.

I am using the piece of Pale Papaya sheer vellum that I cut from my previous post's card. It's getting late in the day so I didn't have enough light to capture the simmer very well.

Thanks for stoppimg by!


Stamps: Pansy Patch (sentiment - SU)

Paper: White, Blushing Bride, Garden Green, Hand-Penned dsp, Pale Papaya Shimmer Vellum (SU); Mint Julep (PTI)

Ink: Mint Macaron (SU)

Dies: Scalloped Contours; Penned Flowers (SU); Shape Shifters: Oval 2 (PTI); Hemstitch Rectangles (Spellbinders)

Other: Foam tape

Color & Contour

 I finally received the Color & Contour set. I have seen so many cute cards out there and so decided to case this one for my first card. Making it easy on myself :-)

The new SU In Colors this year are really pretty but I have so many ink pads from past years that I went looking to see if I had anything close to the Pale Papaya used on this card.  I bought the cardstock so that I could match and I came up with Apricot Appeal. I think it is very close in color so I am going with it. 

For the background scallop piece I used the largest Scalloped Contours die and a piece of the new Pale Papaya Shimmer Vellum. It has a real pretty shimmer to it.

The sentiment is from Sentiment Suite: Thinking of You from The Greetery. I added some fun foam underneath the white panel to give it some depth.

One more thing. I couldn't bear to waste all the shimmer vellum underneath the white panel so I cut out a Hand-Penned Petals flower. It will be used on another card. No one will ever know that it is missing from this card. Well, almost no one :-)

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Color & Contour (SU); Sentiment Suite: Thinking of You (The Greetery)

Paper: White, Black, 2021-2023 Pale Papaya  Shimmer Vellum (SU)

Ink: Basic Gray, Apricot Appeal (SU), Versamark

Dies: Scallop Contours (SU); Sentiment Suite Basics (The Greetery)

Other: white embossing powder, fun foam

Friday, May 21, 2021

Masculine Birthday Card

 I have quite a few birthdays coming up where I need a masculine card. Those are always hard for me. I looked through my stamps and found a really old set called Classic Convertibles. Seemed like a good choice for a guy card.

The only tricky thing about this card was the piercing. I cut a piece of Very Vanilla to 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" and then used the largest Nesting Basics: Pierced Rectangles die by PTI. Next I stamped the car close to the left edge. I carefully placed the die back into the piercing holes but moved it so that the right side had the same width as the left side and put it through my Big Shot only far enough to pierce the right edge where I wanted it. Then I pulled it back out and cut off the right side just past the new pierced edge. Did that make sense?

I dug through my hoarded stash and found some very, very old Hodgepodge Hardware by SU. It seemed like a good masculine accessory to use.  Do you all hoard your stuff like me? I need to just use it!!!


Stamps: Classic Convertibles (SU)

Paper: Very Vanilla, Cinnamon Cider, Cajun Craze (SU)

Ink: Cinnamon Cider, Cajun Craze marker (SU)

Dies: Nesting Basics: Pierced Rectangles (pti)

Other: Tasteful Textile embossing folder, Linen Thread, Hodgepodge Hardware Antique Brass (SU), foam tape, glue dot

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Hand-Penned Petals

 I have new SU ink & stamps to play with. I love all the Hand-Penned Petals cards that I have been seeing and I had to get in on the action. There are many firsts on this card, for me at least. 

I started by embossing a 4x5-1/4" piece of Sahara Sand with the Dainty Diamonds embossing folder.

Then I dic cut the the 2 parts of the flower in white. I liked a color combo I have been seeing of Misty Moonlight, Mint Macaron & Pale Papaya. I do not have Pale Papaya but I do have a the retired Apricot Appeal which looks close enough to me. For the Misty Moonlight & Mint Macaron I stamped off one time before stamping on the flower. I cut a piece of Apricot Appeal card stock with the Penned Flowers die and layered it under the flowers.

Next I stamped and then die cut a sentiment from The Greetery with Versamark, embossed it with some Walnut Stain Distress embossing Glaze from Tim Holtz and attached with a tiny staple.

This set is so pretty and I look forward to making more cards with it.  Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Hand-Penned Petals (SU), Sentiment Suite: Thinking of You (The Greetery)

Paper: White, Apricot Appeal-ret (SU)

Ink: Apricot Appeal, Mint Macaron, Misty Moonlight (SU); Versamark

Dies: Penned Flowers (SU); Sentiment Suite: Basics (The Greetery)

Other: Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder (SU); Walnut Stain Distress Embossing Glaze, Tiny Attacher (Tim Holtz); fun foam

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Tiny Just Mason Around from The Greetery

I got my order from The Greetery and Betsy had included a little freebie in honor of her 2nd anniversary. It is a very cute, but tiny, stamp of a her Mason jar set and a bouquet of flowers. My daughter hasn't received her order yet so I got to work and made a quick card to show her.

It is a 2 piece set so the jar was easy to stamp. The flowers were a bit more challenging.  I tried a couple different things but ended up stamping the bouquet in Soft Stone and then using the fine tip end of markers to go over it and color in the parts of the bouquet. It is a bit messy because I did it fast but I do like the results.

After doing the flowers I flicked some Early Espresso around the bouquet, added some clear Nuvo drops and tied some twine around in a bow.

I think that next time I might try die cutting some mini flowers to add to the jar. I'm thinking my new Alphabuds Bold might do the trick :-)


Stamps: Tiny Just Mason Around (free thank you set from The Greetery)

Paper: White, Lemon Tart, Lemon Tart Pattern Pack (pti)

Ink: Soft Stone, Aqua Mist (pti)

Dies: Border Basics: Rectangle, Border Bling: Tin Stitched (itp); Stitched Rectangles Stax die-namicss (mft)

Other: SU markers (Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Wisteria Wonder, Pale Plum, Blushing Bride); Linen thread (May Arts), spritzer, Clear Nuvo Crystal Drops

Friday, November 13, 2020

Noel Stag

Working on my Christmas cards. I knew that there was a stag challenge out there and I was going to enter this until I realized it was a CAS + stag challenge. This wasn't really hard but there are a lot of layers so I guess I will have to make another go at it. 

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you soon with a CAS stag card :-)


Paper: White, Kraft, Handsome Hunter, Vintage Cream, Wrapped in Plaid dsp (SU)

Dies: Nordic Frames (mft); Noel Word (Lil Inker Designs)

Other: Tasteful Textile embossing folder (SU)

Monday, October 5, 2020

Hello Lovely

 I just got this Hello Lovely set from Concord & 9th. I combined it with Stacked Decorative Edges dies from Spellbinders to create this card.

I masked off the die cut area and stamped the flowers. The images are a very loose style and you can't really go wrong no matter how you stamp them. I think that next time I will stamp & die cut the flowers and then overlay them over the decorative border but I like this version for my first card with this set. 

Have a great day!


Stamps: Hello Lovely (Concord & 9th)

Paper: White, Summer Sunrise (pti)

Ink: Black, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Melon Berry, Spring Moss, Olive Twist

Dies: Stacked Decorative Edges - Small dies of the month May 2020 (Spellbinders)

Monday, September 28, 2020

Quick Birthday Card

 I needed a fast birthday card so I cased this cute card for my brother's birthday.  I didn't have the cupcake stamp set so I used Birthdays Take the Cake instead.

I die cut the words from each of the colored papers and also one time from white. I backed the colored letters in white for a tiny bit of elevation and then used the negative space in the white sheet to place the words on the pattern paper. I colored the cake with the alcohol markers.

You can see the shine in the gold letters better in this photo.

This card came together really quickly since the sentiment is all one die. 


Stamps: Birthdays Take the Cake (mft)

Paper: White, Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal (pti), gold (not sure what this is), Party Plaid Paper Pad  (mft)

Dies: Big Birthday Wishes Die-namics, Birthdays Take the Cake (mft)

Other: Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend markers

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Piece of Cake For a Friend

Here is a birthday card I made for a friend at church.

I just got some Tim Holtz distress oxide glazes and I wanted to try them out. I die cut the cake and then tapped Versamark all over. Then I sprinkled Fossilized Amber glaze all over and heat set it. So the cake is really shiny but you can't see that in the picture.

I ink blended some Antique Linen distress oxide ink all around the perimeter of the circle and the cake is popped up on foam tape. I used 2 colors of yellow Zig markers to color the flame on the candle.

Thanks for stopping by to look at my card :-)


Stamps: Birthday Greetings (mft)

Paper: White, pink (pti), Petite Gingham paper pad, Positively Preppy paper pad (mft)

Ink: Black, Antique Linen Distress Oxide, Veramark

Dies: Piece of Cake die-namics, Inside & Out Stitched Circles (mft); Scallop Stackers: Large (pti)

Other: Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Glaze (Tim Holtz), Blending brush, foam tape, Zig markers


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