Friday, December 2, 2022

Rustic Wood Star

 I just got the new Papertrey Ink "Rustic Wood Star" dies and I love their country look. I fell in love with them after seeing Kelly Lunceford's beautiful card. 

Here are the Distress Oxide inks that I used:

Star: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs, Vintage Photo

Wreath: Frayed Burlap, Ground Espresso, Vintage Photo

Brick: Ground Espresso brush over some of the bricks

Leaves: Rustic Wilderness, Mowed Lawn 


Paper: White, black, Kraft, Cherry Cobbler, Handsome Hunter (SU), Autumn Chicken Scratch Gingham (pti)

Ink: DOX - see below

Dies: Rustic Wood Star, Nesting Basic: Ovals, Nesting:Pierced Ovals (pti); Perfect Sentiments: Holiday (Pinkfresh Studio)

Other: Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder, Pinewood Plank 3D embossing folder (SU); white ink for splatters

Hot foil plate: Perfect Sentiments: Holiday  (Pinkfresh Studio)

Hot Foil: Red (Spellbinders)

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Warm & Wonderful Hot Cocoa

 This is a birthday card for a friend. The birthday sentiment is on the inside of the card.

I experimented with inks for the cup and found the following to work best for me:

Cup outline detail: Dove (C9)

A1: Warm Buff (Pinkfresh Studio)

A2: Doe (PFS)

A3: Gathered Twigs (PFS) - stamp off one time first


Warm Buff & Gathered Twigs

For the coaster I cut it on angle with the following measurements which gives you 2 pieces that can be used on cards:

1-3/4” on one side

1-1/8” opposite side

I stamped the Crumb Cake ink directly onto the die before cutting so that it would embed in the die cut.

I am entering this card into the Fall-Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

Thanks for stopping by!


Paper: White, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Plaid Tidings  dsp(SU)

Ink: Crushed Curry, Mango Melody, Handsome Hunter, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake (SU), Warm Buff, Doe, Gathered Twigs , Espresso (Pinkfresh Studio), Versamark

Dies: Warm & Wonderful,  Cozy Cup Coaster (The Greetery); Fishtail Flag Stax (mft)

Other: Gold embossing powder, twine (May Arts)

Framed Florets Celebrate

I needed a birthday card for a friend and I had just received Framed Florets and wanted to use it. I also had a negative piece of pink foil on my desk so I put the two together for this card.  

It's difficult to see in the picture the frame is cut from shimmer white cardstock.  

The foliage is cut from silver, vellum and Polished Pink.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!


Stamps: Framed Florets (SU)

Paper: White, Shimmer White, Hibiscus Burst, silver (pti), 20221-2023 In Color dsp polished pink (SU), vellum

Ink: Polished Pink (SU)

Dies: Framed Florets, Fabulous Frames (SU)

Other: Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder, silver cord trim (SU)

Glimmer Hot Foil Plate: Illustrated Floral & Solid (Spellbinders)

Hot Foil: Pink (Spellbinders)

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Jumbo Curiosity Round Ornament

 I got two new items in the mail on the same day and had to put them together. The Jumbo Curiosity Round Ornament die by The Greetery and the Scattered Christmas embossing folder by Spellbinders. I based my card on this one by Laurie Willison.

It's hard to see in the photo but I cut the branch with Close to Cocoa and shaded it with Early Expresso. The pine needles are cut from Soft Succulent and shaded with Handsome Hunter.

I used the Opposites Attract Holiday Hot Foil plate by The Greetery for the sentiment. You can see the shine below.


Paper: White, Handsome Hunter, Close to Cocoa, Soft Succulent (SU), gold foil, kraft (pti)

Ink: Early Espresso, Handsome Hunter (SU)

Dies: BotaniCuts Pine Bough, Jumbo Curiosity Round Ornament (The Greetery)

Other: Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Sage Shadow Stampin’Write marker (SU), red twine (American Crafts), Scattered Christmas embossing folder (Spellbinders), foam tape

Hot Foil Plate: Opposites Attract Holdiday (The Greetery)

Hot foil: Matte gold (Spellbinders)

Friday, September 16, 2022

Seasonal Swirls Christmas Wreath

 I'm getting started on my Christmas cards.

The wreath on this card was inspired by Mary Deatherage.

• Die cut 1 wreath from Pear Pizzazz and 1 from each of the colors in Eden’s Garden Cotton Paper (Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent)

• Die cut 1 wreath with stars from the silver foil

• Evening Evergreen 5-1/4 x 4"

• Gingham Cottage dsp: 4 x 2-3/4”

• Sentiment strip Smoky Slate: 3-1/4 x 1/2”

• Evening Evergreen: 3-3/8 x 5/8”

• Foam tape under dsp & sentiment

• The embossing folder must be run through twice to cover the entire Evening Evergreen piece


Stamps: Sparkle of the Season (SU)

Paper: Evening Evergreen, Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzazz, Gingham Cottage dsp, Ever Eden Cotton Paper (SU), silver foil

Ink: Evening Evergreen (SU)

Dies: Seasonal Swirls (SU)

Other: Wintery 3D embossing folder, silver cord (SU), foam tape

Friday, August 19, 2022

Jumbo Curiosity: Butterfly

My daughter visited with her family and we had lots of time to craft together. This is my first card with the Jumbo Curiosity: Butterfly die by The Greetery.

After playing with the butterfly I figured out it works best to die cut and then ink blend using the stencil. I couldn't get it lined up the other way around.  I recently learned about Foundry Wax and thought it would look cool on the butterfly wings. I used the the end of a paint brush to apply the dots. I also splattered some of the gold onto the background but it is hard to see.

For the wood slice, I inked up the center part of the die with Early Espresso before die cutting so that the lines would show up better. After cutting I inked blended the outer ring with Vintage Photo DOX.

Supplies used:

Stamps: Sketched Wildflower Frame, Sentiment Suite: Birthday (The Greetery)

Paper: White, Kraft

Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, DOX (Carved Pumpkin, Crackling Campfire, Festive Berries, Barn Door, Vintage Photo)

Dies: Jumbo Curiosity: Butterfly, Wood Slices, Sentiment Suite Basics (The Greetery)

Other: Foundry Wax-Gilded (Tim Holtz/Ranger)

Topsy Turvy Cake

 I have a thing about cake stamps & dies. I love them. So when I saw this funky die set it went right on my wishlist. When it came back in stock I immediately ordered it. This card is for a couple at church celebrating their anniversary next week.

The cake has 5 layers to choose from and I went with 3 of them.  I ink blended each layer with distress oxide. From top to bottom I used: Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo & Picked Raspberry. To add some bling I cut the frosting out of a Pop-Up Die Cutting Glitter Foam Sheet in white  by Spellbinders. The sentiment is hot foiled.

Supplies used:

Paper: Melon Mambo (SU), gold foil

Ink: DOX (Picked Raspberry, Kitsch Flamingo, Spun Sugar)

Die: Crimped Frames (The Greetery)

Other: Big Dots embossing folder-ret (SU), Pop-Up Die Cutting Glitter Foam Sheets-white (Spellbinders) 

Hot Foil Plate: More Sentiments (Spellbinders)

Hot foil: Shiny gold (Spellbinders)

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Red Truck Christmas

 I love this little truck. It's one of those things when you see it you know you "need" it. It's called Holiday Haul by Spellbinders.  It has lots of tiny bits that are kinda fiddly but I love how this card turned out. It's late afternoon and raining outside so sorry that the photo is a bit darker than the actual card.

Everything is straight forward. The oval is popped up on foam tape. The truck's fenders are popped up and the whole truck is popped up on the oval.

The sentiment is hot foiled with matte gold foil.

Here are the supplies that I used:

Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Garden Green, Creamy Caramel-ret., Plaid Tidings 6x6 dsp-ret. (SU); brushed silver, Lemon Tart (pti)

Dies: Holiday Haul (Spellbinders); Stitched Rectangles (mft); Nesting Basics: Ovals, Nesting Basics: Pierced Ovals (pti)

Hot Foil Plate: Holiday Sentiments Series 2 (Spellbinders)

Hot Foil: Matte gold (Spellbinders)

Other: foam tape

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Using Up Leftovers

 I had some pieces leftover on my table from 2 other cards and so I started playing them and put together this card.

My starting pieces were the tree and the 2 dsp pieces. I added a 4 x 5-1/4" piece of Handsome Hunter which I embossed with Tasteful Textile embossing folder. I also embossed the smaller of the 2 pieces of dsp which is directly behind the tree. 

The hardest part was the sentiment. I didn't want to cover up the tree too much and I didn't have a die that I felt worked so I took a stitched rectangle die the correct width and cut out a piece of white cardstock. Then I flipped the piece 180 degrees and carefully matched up the sides and cut it again to a size that fit the sentiment vertically. It took me 4 tries before I liked the result :-). I also added Wink of Stella to the snow on the branches but I guess I did that after taking the picture. It sparkles it up.

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Christmas to Remember (SU)

Paper: White, Handsome Hunter-ret, 2021-2023 In Color dsp, Tidings of Christmas dsp (SU)

Ink: Evening Evergreen (SU)

Dies: Woodlands (Tim Holtz-Sizzix), Stitched Rectangles (mft)

Other: Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder, Dimensionals, Liquid Applique (Marvy), Wink of Stella on top of the applique, Wink of Stella

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!

Dimensions of cardstock pieces:

White: 3-5/8 x 4-5/8”

Cherry Cobbler: 2-1/2 x 4-1/2”

dsp: 1 x 4-1/2”

Thanks for stopping by!

Here are the supplies that I used:

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

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