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Friday, March 23, 2018


Today's fold is VERY easy - just a little different take on a regular card.  This was a stamp camp card this month.  However, due to the snow stamp camp had to be cancelled the second day.  Hope to get a make-up day this coming week.

The easiest way to do this card is to score at 5 1/2, which you would ordinarily do and then cut 1 1/2" off of one side.  That way you don't have to refigure where you are going to score your card.  The rest is simple.  
Berry Burst and Whisper White c.s.
Sweet Soiree' DSP cut at 5 1/4 x 2 1/2 (This paper is GORGEOUS!)
Old Olive 2 7/8 x 2 5/8
Whisper White (embossed with Gently Falling Emb Folder) 2 5/8 x 2 3/8
Daffodil Delight Cake
Flower popped up and inked with "Winker"
Berry Burst Ribbon

Have a great Palm Sunday weekend.  We will be having our church Easter Egg Hunt inside because of the snow!  Bummer!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Well, before I post a card picture, I will post a picture of what we are looking at at my house on the first day of spring and the day after:

We have 10" so far and it is to continue to snow until this evening.  Welcome spring!

But now for an Easter card, which is what we should really be thinking about at this time of year.
The card uses the Blossoming Basket Bundle SAB set FREE for $100.  It includes the stamp set and the Basket Weave Embossing Folder.  The folder will also be available in the new 2018-19 catalog. For this card I used Stampin' Blends and also some Soft Sky ribbon.  

Here is the one we made at the stamp fest on Saturday using Whisper White Organza Ribbon from the Occasions Catalog and the message from the basket set.

Monday, March 19, 2018


Here is a card using some of the Bubble Wrap I created last week using Brusho.

I cut out the butterfly using the framelit and then stamped some other dots on the paper using the Playful Backgrounds Stamp Set.  The card stock is Tranquil Tide and the ribbon is Lemon Lime Twist.  

Friday, March 16, 2018


Hi all,
Sorry I missed Wednesday.  I have been under the weather since Tuesday and am drained.  
Today's post was inspired by a little treat holder that was given to us at our stamp fest last Saturday.  It is a mini milk carton and can hold a Lindor Chocolate or other round candy.  I actually put two kisses with green foil in mine for Saint Patty's Day. Mine will have to be given after St Patty's Day since I didn't go anywhere last week to hand them out.

Here is a picture of how to cut and fold.  You need a piece of 3 x 6 DSP.
Score at 1 3/8, 2 3/4, 4 1/8, 5 1/2 along the long side.  Then score at 1" on the short side.
Cut where shown with the black lines.  Adhere with Tombow, Fast Fuse or Sticky Strip.
Here is a youtube video to make it easier for you.
These are quick and easy, but so cute.

I also wanted to let you know that there has been a third round of Sale-a-bration FREE products introduced. They are regular catalog products, FREE with your $50 or $100 order.  You have until March 31 to get that SAB order in and  take advantage of all the wonderful SAB products.  Don't delay!   Click here to see the new additions.

Monday, March 12, 2018


Today I am sharing a new, fun Brusho technique.  I was demonstrating the Brusho at our stamp fest and found a new way to use Brusho on Pinterest using Bubble Wrap. All you do is sprinkle Brusho onto your Bubble Wrap, spritz with water, lay your card stock on top of the Bubble Wrap, lay a scrap piece of paper on top of it all and rub.  Lift up your card stock and see the surprising result.  So much fun and you never know what you are going to get.  Watch a video here to see it done.  If you already know the basics about Brusho, you can fast forward to the actual "doing" part to see how it works. Thanks to Christine Dam for the idea and the video.

Here are a couple of my background pieces before mounting onto card stock:
You can use all the colors or just a couple to get different effects.

Here are 2 of the cards I made with other backgrounds:

I used Shimmery White Card stock for all of my samples.  What amazed me was how many different Stampin' Up colors actually coordinated with the Brusho colors when completed.  That is one of the reasons I made the "celebrate" card like I did - so that you could see all the different colors I used to coordinate with the "dots" - Tranquil Tide, Crushed Curry, Lemon-Lime Twist, and Island Indigo - WOW!

I hope you will have time to play with this technique.  It is lots of fun and is not quite as messy as some of the other techniques.

Friday, March 9, 2018


Here is a fairly quick and easy fun fold that can be changed up in lots of ways.

 I cut my card at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. 
Score at 2 1/8" from each end.  Fold and crease with your bone folder.
I used the Lots of Labels Framelits to make the Elegant Eggplant frame and the inside stamped piece.
The Pear Pizazz panels on the front are 5 1/4 x 1 7/8.  I used the new Basket Weave Embossing folder, which is a FREE Sale-a-bration item along with the Basket stamp.  This folder will also be available in the new Annual Catalog.
Attach the purple frame with some Tombow only on the left hand side.
Attach the stamped Vanilla piece with Tombow only on the right hand side.
That way the pieces will slide together to open and close. 
The stamp set is Lots of Lavendar, a FREE SAB set. I used Wink of Stella on the lavender. 
The little butterfly is from the Flying Home set.  I used Stampin' Write Markers for coloring.
This card can be turned in the other direction and the paper could also be cut at 4 1/4 x 11 for a different look.  You can also use any Framelits that have graduated shapes.  The possibilities are endless.  I am going to try a few more with different shapes.  Have fun creating!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018


Sorry I missed Monday.  I was at the Philadelphia Flower Show and it was a LONG, but enjoyable day.  This is a card I created and I included it in a packet of cards for my friend and hostess who let me stay overnight at her house before heading out to the flower show.

I was using some card pieces I had cut, but never used.  The stamp set  is Blossoming Basket from the second release of SAB FREE items.  I colored it with Stampin' Blends and then fussy cut both the basket and the butterfly.  I "winkered" the flowers in the basket. I popped up both the basket and the butterfly.  I love how it turned out.