A quick fall notecard

I love to use the Notecards & Envelopes for quick little cards.  The Very Vanilla ones are nice for a fall feel.


This one uses the Flourishing Phrases stamps set, a little bit of the Painted Autumn Designer Series paper.  And to dress it up just a bit a die cut piece from the Flourish Thinlits.  Stamp the envelope to match.

Quick and easy to make a stack – the notecards come in a pack of 20 with envelopes.

Thanks – it’s short and sweet today.




Ribbon of Courage

It’s October and while that brings about thoughts of orange and black and Halloween; I think for many we also thing of pink and breast cancer awareness.  This time last year I was finishing up training for a 2 day 30-mile walk.  On my FB memories a year ago my friend Molly and I had just walked 17 miles!  That was our longest walk up to that day.  Later in October we would complete the full 30 miles – 20 on the first day and another 10 the second day.  It was a wonderful experience and I really wanted to do it again.  But scheduling conflicts moved the 2017 walk out to November and on the same weekend that I’ll be traveling to Salt Lake City for the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event.  So I’m not walking this year.  I do hope to walk again in 2018 – crossing fingers they pick a weekend that doesn’t conflict with anything.

For today I have a pink card for you – I created it for my monthly Card Maker’s Class.  Even if it isn’t a card you need right now it might be something you want to have on hand.  Alternately you could create the card in a different colors.  That’s the great thing about stamps – you can stamp them in any color that you need.


I used the Ribbon of Courage stamp set and Powder Pink ink and card stock.  The background layer is embossed with the Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder.  Like I said the other day – it’s my favorite right now.  The Layering Oval Framelits are the oval.  for the white.  There is also a coordinating set of framelits for this set called – Support Ribbon Framelits.  A little bit of Whisper White Baker’s Twine is tied around to finish the card.  I hope you like it.


World Card Making Day

World Card Making day is coming up this weekend and Stampin’ Up! is having a sale!  October 1 – 10 get 15% off Note Cards and select stamp sets, plus a BONUS DEAL!  Buy Fast Fuse adhesive and get two refills for Free!


The Note Cards & Envelopes are on sale – both Whisper White and Very Vanilla.  12 stamp sets are on sale.  Fast Fuse is $10 and you get 2 refills free – that’s a $15 value!

WCMD flyer page 1WCMD flyer page 2


The stamp sets that are on sale coordinate with the Designer Papers that are part of the Designer Series Paper Sale for October.


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The perfect birthday card

If you are like me the number on your birthday keeps getting higher!  The Number of Years stamp set and Large Numbers Framelits are perfect for making the “perfect” birthday card.  Because you can celebrate 29 again!  and again! and again!


For this card I also used the Embossing Paste to create the background.  But this time I created a mask using a die to cut through a Window Sheet.  The Window Box Thinlits has the die with the birthday candles.  I cut a piece of window sheet that would cover the front of the card.  Then ran the die through cutting multiple images of the candles over and over.

The paste was colored with the Lemon Lime Twist ink refill.  Then use the mask to apply the paste to the Pool Party layer.  While that dries, stamp and cut the 29.  The Lemon Lime Twist cotton ribbon is wrapped around the layer and tied with the Whisper White Baker’s Twine.  If you pull the ends between your finger nails you can give them a curl – it’s like curling ribbon that you use for wrapping presents!

Tangerine Tango, Pool Party and Lemon Lime Twist are a fun and bright combination!  I finished the card with some Tangerine Tango star Enamel Shapes.

Enjoy being 29 again! and again!  and again!


Card Maker’s Class

Every month I have a Card Maker’s Class at my stamping studio.  It’s the perfect class for every level of stamper.  You get to make the cards that you need and work at your own pace.  Card choices vary each month.  I’m there to help you with anything you need.  Upcoming dates for this class are:

  • Friday, October 27 – 10 am and 7 pm
  • Friday, November 17 – 10 am and 7 pm
  • Friday, December 15 – 10 am and 7 pm

Here is a look at the card choices from the September class last week.

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Every card is in a shoe box with all the supplies inside.  You select a box take it back to your seat, make one or  more cards and then clean everything and return the supplies to the box and the box to the table.


My Paper Pumpkin subscribers get to make a bonus card – it’s an alternate idea using the stamps from the monthly kit.  This month my class was held before my kit arrived (actually my kit arrived the day of class) so I had a second idea for the August kit.

If you live local I hope you can join me!

CLICK HERE to see my full list of events and to RSVP.

Have a great day!


Fall Colors

There are many colors in the Stampin’ Up! color families that can be considered fall colors.  Even though I usually say that my favorite time of the year is spring; I think my favorite colors of the year are the fall colors.  I love all the earthy natural colors that are considered the colors of fall.

The card I have today actually came from a project that a demonstrator friend, Erica Cerwin, created.  She made these cute fall boxes filled with some type of candy.  She always finds the neatest stuff.  I loved the project but was working on card ideas for my stamp club and decided to take what she did on the box and turn it into a card.  If you follow Erica you will see that this looks familiar.


These are the colors that I used – Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango, Garden Green, Soft Suede.


The stamp set is called Pick a Pumpkin and the coordinating Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits Dies.  You can get them as a bundle. The dies also match the pumpkins on one of the Spooky Night Designer Series paper patterns.  The stamp set has no words with it so I used the set Banners For You and the Bunch of Banners Framelits to add a greeting to my card.

I’m not sure if you can see the large scallop in the Soft Suede – it’s part of the background and that die is in the Seasonal Layers Thinlits die set.  I love the big scallop edge.

Enjoy your week!


Merry Little Labels

Today’s card is actually a third card using the same “layout” for the design.  I shared a Halloween, a fall card and now a winter card.


It’s the same basic layout but this time the background is embossed and I didn’t layer the strip of Designer Paper.  There are several new products from the Holiday Catalog on this card.

  • Merry Little Labels stamp set
  • Everyday Label Punch
  • Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper
  • Foil Snowflakes

You can purchase the stamp set and punch as a bundle and save 10%.  The Foil snowflakes come in a package with both Gold and Silver and the backing is paper that you could actually color with ink – using markers or a brayer if you want a snowflake in another color.  This card used just 1/2 of the snowflake but there is actually less than that showing on this one.

The Embossing folder is Softly Falling and the ribbon is Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon – both of those are in the Annual Catalog.  I used the Archival Basic Black ink to stamp the image – I find that it has the best crisp black image.  One note of advice – don’t accidentally use the Memento Ink refill on your Archival Black pad.  You won’t be happy – ask me how I know.

Thanks for stopping in.