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August – December 2020 Mini Catalog

SU! Fall Frenzy Amy’s Inkin Krew Blog Hop – Aug ’20

Here we are for the “Fall Frenzy” of the awesome Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop… wait till you see the wonderful creations everyone has posted

Stitched Leaves Dies

We begin with Shimmer White card stock and do a watercolor wash with Soft Sea Foam using the new Water Painters. Set it aside to dry and do the die cuts: Crumb Cake for the largest leaf in the Stitched Leaves Dies, Soft Suede for the medium leaf from the StitchedLeaves Dies and Soft Sea Foam for the third and smallest leaf – this time from the Gathered Leaves Dies. The berries are die cut both from Whisper White and Shimmer White card stock using the Poinsettia Dies. I used my bone folder and the Stampin’ Pierce mat to follow along the main veins on each of the leaves to encourage ‘curling’ or ‘creasing’ to give them dimension.

Now that the wash is dry, let’s begin the layering… the two larger leaves go on first… I used glue dot in the center to hold them together then rolled glue dots to put one on a fold of the two side leaves. This holds them in place so they don’t flop. I added the smallest leaf also with a glue dot, then added the berry die cuts with liquid glue. When necessary I shorted stems to make them fit nicely. I stamped the sentiment from the Love of Leaves stamp set. Finally I added several; Elegant Faceted Gems to give the card a bit of sparkle. This panel was adhered to a Soft Sea Foam then dimesnionals added to the back. This was adhered to the Shimmery White card base.

Stitched Leaves Dies #2

For the inside I stamped the leaves in Soft Suede from the Forever Fern stamp set on a Whisper White panel. The sentiment comes from the Love of Leaves stamp set and is also in Soft Suede. This was adhered to another piece Soft Sea Foam then mounted to the card base. Voila! card is complete and gorgeous. I love the soft colors and the layering.

Stitched Leaves card (inside panel)

The stamps and dies for today’s card are mostly from the new Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog, pages 49-50. Gathering Leaves is a returning stamp set and may be found in the Annual catalog. Need help locating these? Here is a link to the Mini Catalog:  20200804_AD_en_US


Card Cuts for today’s card:

  • Shimmery White 3 3/4 x 5 (front panel) 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 cored at 4 1/4 + scraps for berries
  • Soft Sea Foam 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 (front) 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 (inside)
  • Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4 (inside)
  • Scraps of Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Soft Sea Foam for leaves

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SU! Warm Hugs Bundle

It’s Monday – and a glorious day! I’m thankful for so much… and one of those I have the opportunity to play with some amazing SU! products. What I did prior to SU! was just muddle around in mediocre stuff. Once I found SU!, there was no turning back. All products are made well; products coordinate. I can’t say enough. So if you are ‘on the fence’, jump in. I’ll help you navigate and create – we could make a great team. Contact me at and let’s talk about how to make this happen.

For today’s card I pulled out a stamp set I haven’t used before – yep – from the amazing Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. It’s called the Warm Hugs Bundle and is actually part of a suite of products that can be found on pages 8-11. I used many of the products from the suite but incorporated some other items as well.

Warm Hugs Bundle #1

I started with a Crumb Cake card base. Then took a panel of Mossy Meadow cs and ran it through the Wrapped in Texture embossing folder twice. This embossing folder is narrow, and probably is not meant to emboss a card front, but I did and think it turned out really well. I took a strip of Heartwarming Hugs DSP cut a banner at the bottom and adhered it with liquid glue to the card front. I took another very narrow strip of this same DSP, cut a side angle at the bottom and slipped it under the right of the banner. Next I took the Mossy Meadow Diagonal Stripe ribbon and wrapped it back and forth on the card front, adhering in various places with Stampin Seal. The sentiment was extra fun and easy to create using the Warm Wraps Dies and the Warm Hugs stamp set. Don’t you love this hexagonal look?

Stamp the sentiment in Real Red ink on a Whisper White scrap. The sentiment comes from the Wrapped in Christmas stamp set which is part of the Heartwarming Hugs Suite of products. Stamp the hexagonal decoration around it in Mossy Meadow ink and die cut with the Warm Wraps Dies. Put dimensionals on it and adhere to a circle cut from Pear Pizzazz cs. That circle also is in this die set. The Pear Pizzazz also got dimensionals and was adhered over the Diagonal Stripe Ribbon.  Since the card front is complete, let’s move to the inside.

Warm Hugs #2

So, so simple but I love how the inside coordinates with the outside… another strip of DSP adhered to Whisper White panel. This was adhered to Mossy Meadow and attached to the Crumb Cake card base. And voila, your card is complete!

Warm Hugs Bundle #3

For the envelope I stamped a fun little cup in Mossy Meadow, then the steam rising from the cup in Crumb cake. The envelope flap got the same Heartwarming Hugs DSP as the card front. Fait accompli! While this card is done in Holiday-type colors, it could so easily be used as a card of encouragement or a birthday card, and it’s a bit masculine too.

Warm Hugs Bundle #4

Here’s a link to the cattie to help you find everything.


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Card cuts for today’s card:

  • Crumb cake card base 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2
  • Mossy Meadow 4 x 5 1/4 (2)
  • Heartwarming Hugs DSP – 2 1/2 x 5, 3/8 x about 5 (front), 3/8 x 5 (inside) and 2 1/4 x 6 (envelope flap)
  • Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5 (inside) + scrap for front sentiment
  • Pear Pizzazz for front circle

SU! Yuletide Pasture Slimline Card

Oh what fun …I loved making this card… it’ different. Who would have thought I would like this stamp set so much. (Yuletide Pasture).. but once I started, well, it struck my fancy 🙂 I’ll be honest, I don’t know what this beast is called – maybe an ox? But it has this undisturbed look, with ornaments from its horns. I mean, what NOT to like! So here we go…

The card base is Crumb Cake and it’s a slimline card, so l-o-n-g. And this hairy ox is stamped in Soft Suede, just lying there, with ornaments on its horn on a Whisper White piece. I then took the fine tip water painter and brushed it across the ‘hair’ of the animal to give it some color, but not too much. I did the same to the antlers. Then I colored the ornaments with various shades of blue Blends and added a stripe of Just Jade on each one. The Blends used.. Night of Navy, Seaside Spray and Misty Moonlight. The beast looked incomplete so I added a bow using Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack, specifically the Misty Moonlight/ Silver Bakers Twine. I completed the bells by adding the sparkle of Wink of Stella.I put dimensionals on the back and set it aside.

For the layering on the card front… Pacific Point and the lovely Snowflake Splendor DSP. The banners are again Pacific Point and Crumb Cake with the sentiment stamped in Soft Suede. I used the Banner Pick A Punch for the ends. 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots completed the look for the banner. Once these were placed where I wanted them, I added the ox panel with dimesnionals.

Yuletide Pasture #1

The inside is another adorable beast stamped in Soft Suede on the Whisper White panel , then the fine- tip water painter was used to add color and depth. The neckband/ bells uses Blends in… Poppy Parade, Call Me Clover and Mango Melody. I stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede as well.The Whisper White panel was adhered to Pacific Point with liquid glue and that in turn added to the Crumb Cake Card base, again with liquid glue. Voila – fait accompli’. I love this simple card and hope you do as well.

Yuletide Pasture #2

This wonderfully fun stamp set can be found in the Aug-Dec 2020 Min Catalog on pg 28. Here’s a link to the cattie to help you find everything.


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Yuletide Pasture #3

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Card cuts….

  • Crumb Cake card base 7 x 8 1/2 scored at 3 1/2, 1 x 5 (banner)
  • Pacific Point 3 1/4 x 8 (front), 3 1/4 x 8 1/8 (inside), 3/4 x about 5 1/4 (banner)
  • Whisper White 2 7/8 x 3 3/8 (front), 3 x 8 (inside)

SU! Ornamental Envelopes

Hi Folks! In yesterday’s post I shared two cards but gave instructions for only one… so today you get full disclosure on Card #2   <:O). Funny me, right? So here’s the card again..,.

Ornamental Envelopes Card #2 a

One of the things about this particular stamp and die set is the variety, how very different we can create from one bundle. To create this wreath I stamped with Granny Apple Green on a Whisper White panel. TIP: To be certain I stayed in a circle, I had used a 2 1/4″ circle punch to pop out a circle. I laid that on the Whisper White panel and stamped around the edge of it …. perfect for creating this wreath!  On  a Whisper White scrap I stamped several of the triple flowers in both Crumb Cake and Real Read inks and die cut them with the dies from the coordinating Envelopes dies. I placed them around the wreath where I wanted and adhered some with liquid glue and some with dimensionals. To add some sparkle I added the lovely Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels to many of the floral centers. then added three gold bows using the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack, attaching them with liquid glue. I took another length of the gold trim and wrapped it around the wreath, encircling some of the flowers, using liquid glue under the raised flowers to adhere.


I then took a strip of the beautiful Heartwarming Hugs DSP and adhered it to the lower portion with liquid glue. Over this is a die cut in Granny Apple Green from the Painted Labels dies. This I adhered with liquid glue.  I stamped the sentiment from the Ornamental Envelopes stamp set in Granny Apple Green on a Whisper White scrap and die cut it with the Ornate Frames Dies. This was put on dimensionals and voila! the card front just needs the layering panels: adhere to Granny Apple Green with liquid glue; then this panel is put on dimensionals and goes on the Crumb Cake card base. OH! Almost forgot a VERY IMPORTANT Step…..use the Tasteful Textile embossing folder to emboss the front of the card, spritzing it lightly with water to get a good emboss.

For the inside, I stamped the sentiment in Real Red ink on the Whisper White panel then adhered a couple of the leftover die cut flowers. The panel was adhered to Granny Apple Green cs, then to the inside Crumb Cake card base. Card is complete!

Ornamental Envelopes Card #2 b

For the envelope I took a piece of the Heartwarming Hugs DSP and adhered it to the envelope flap, then die cut it with one of the wonderful edges curved perfectly for envelopes – hence Envelopes Dies!!! This gives that final elegant appearance and completes your card.

Ornamental Envelopes Card #2 c

This is such a neat bundle – the Ornamental Envelopes. 10% off when purchasing the stamp set and dies as a bundle. See pg 40 in the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini catalog by clicking the link…


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May you have a beautiful day

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card :O)

Card cuts for today’s card:

  • Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5 (front), 4 x 5 1/4 (inside) + scrap for sentiment
  • Granny Apple Green 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 (front), 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 (inside)
  • Crumb Cake 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4


SU! Love of Leaves Bundle

Fall is such a great time of year… and this card says ‘Fall’ all over it. This stamp/ die set is just so lovely – can be used for masculine cards for sure, which I sometimes have a hard time making. But this was so easy peasy and I love how it turned out.

Love of Leaves bundle #1

I kept the look really simple and clean, using the Stitched Leaves Dies as the main focus. Aren’t they stunning? What I especially like about them is the way they have a stitched border around the leaf die cut and the leaf embossing with another die. With one roll through that die cutting machine  I was able to cut the square with the Square Dies AND one set of leaves in Very Vanilla cs! The border color is one of the new In Colors – Cinnamon Cider – a gorgeous shade of golden brown. That was cut with a Square Scalloped Die. The rectangle for the largest leaf was die cut with the Stitched Rectangles Dies, again in Very Vanilla.

I adhered the Very Vanilla square with the leaf ‘hole’ to the Cinnamon Cider with liquid glue. The leaf itself I adhered with dimensionals. I set those aside While I worked on the Very Vanilla background. First I located where the leaf squares would be, then laid the sentiment from Love Of Leaves stamp set in place. I moved the squares off the piece and stamped the sentiment in Cinnamon Cider ink. Then I ran it through the Tasteful Textures. embossing folder. This panel I adhered to a piece of Cinnamon Cider. I laid the leaf dies back on the textured Very Vanilla panel, glued on the squares and the rectangle with liquid glue. Then in the opening, I placed the leaves which had dimensionals on the back.

I put dimesionals on the back of the Cinnamon Cider panel and adhered to a Thick Very Vanilla card base.

Love of Leaves bundle

For the inside i stamped another leaf from the Love of Leaves stamp set, stamping off twice, onto Very Vanilla cs in Cinnamon Cider. I then stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in full strength in Cinnamon Cider. I should probably stamped the sentiment again ass the word ‘changes’ gets a bit lost in the leaf.. ugh.

Love of Leaves bundle #3


Using yet another leaf from the Love of Leaves stamp set, I stamped both the envelope flap and the front as well – in Cinnamon Cider.

This bundle can be found in the new Aug-Dec Mini 2020 catalog that goes live to customers Tue Aug 4. And when purchased as a bundle in lieu of individually, you save 10% I strongly encourage you to. put this on your wish list.

Bonus days are coming to an end soon – now through 3 Aug, just 3 days. That $5 coupon (s) should be eating a hole in your pocket… to use in Aug.


Bonus Days. Earn in July, spend in August.

And when you order from me, please use my Aug host code to receive a SU! item worth $10 when your purchase is $50-$150. Sounds like another good deal, right?! It is…

August Host Code 


Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card made with love.

Card cuts for today’s project:

  • Thick Very Vanilla – 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2
  • Very Vanilla – 4 x 5 1/4 for the front; 3 3/4 x 5 for the inside + scraps for the die cuts
  • Cinnamon Cider – 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 for the card front; 4 x 5 1/4 for the inside layer

SU! Slimline Diagonal Gatefold Card with Poinsettia Petals Bundle

Hi Everyone… Today’s card is just a gem but I might be a tad prejudiced… I have used this bundle in a previous card and fell in love with the set. Slimline cards seem to be all the rage these days and I had not done any of these. But here I am… and pleased with the results.

Before I get to the card: a couple of days ago I shared two Mini Paper Pumpkin boxes that I had decorated and asked for feedback, comments and said there would be a prize/ gift to one of the ‘commentees’. Karen Andrews – your name “plopped out of the spinner”. Please send your address to my email: and I will get that in the mail today Congratulations – hope you like it! The differences in the boxes? All inks, papers and ribbons used were the same; differences listed below. I’ll do a more complete post about the boxes tomorrow, Aug 1.

1) I used a brayer and colored the one box with Pretty Peacock ink

2) That same box was decorated on four sides

3) The top DSP was two (2) pieces

I also want to give an update on our S-I-L: he is doing very well. Recovery will take a while but he is in PT with mostly massage/ stimulation to help reduce the expected swelling in the affected arm. He has an amazing attitude and strong will and that will be to his advantage during the recover. If you are new to my blog, S-I-L had a rather nasty bicycle accident and shattered his right elbow.

Now – to the card of the day: I’m calling it the Slimline Diagonal Gatefold. Card cuts listed at the end of this post.

Slimline Gatefold with Poinsettia Petals

The base is Thick Whisper White, scored in two places, and cut on the diagonal. I then cut a panel of Blushing Bride and cut it on the diagonal – then did the same with the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper. TIP: be sure you are cutting the Specialty Paper on the proper diagonal. Ask me how I know that!

Slimline Gate Fold with Poinsettia Petals

Once those have been adhered to the appropriate diagonal for the card front, you are halfway to completing this gorgeousness. Again using Blushing Bride cs, stamp the three poinsettia in Blushing Bride ink using the Poinsettia Petals stamp set. Die cut those with the coordinating Poinsettia Dies. (This is one fabulous bundle – and 10% off when purchased that way. 😉) With Just Jade cs, die cut two leaves. This die set allows you to not only die cut the outline, but also to ’emboss’ the leaf impression. LOVE THIS! I also took a Whisper White scrap, stamped a leaf in Just Jade ink and using the outline die, cut that out as well. Using additional Whisper White cs, I cut out three berry  sprays. Then I took another die set – the wonderful Tasteful Labels Dies, and cut a label from Whisper White.

Before assembling the poinsettia, I took my Wink of Stella and covered the poinsettia, and the three leaves to give them sparkle. TIP: Be careful not to cover the centers so the glue adheres the layers together better. You can see that pretty clearly in this photo.

Slimline Gate Fold with Poinsettia Petals

Now put the poinsettia together with liquid glue. I did use a dimesnional for the top layer. Add a Beaded Pearl for the center adhering with a glue dot. Are these pretty or what? I layered my poinsettia in the center of the Tasteful Labels die and adhered with liquid glue. Then I added the leaves and finally the berry sprays, adhering with liquid glue.

The last step for the card front is attaching the ‘bouquet ‘to the card. Decide if you want the centerpiece of the card attached to the bottom panel or the top diagonal. It doesn’t really matter. The key is to make certain it is in the middle AND that the adhesive is only on the portion to adhere to the card. You might find it helpful to even mark the back of the label so the adhesive is in the right spot. You don’t want extra adhesive beyond the label.

The inside I kept very simple but it is elegant as well.

Slimline Gate fold with Poinsettia Petals

Cut a Blushing Bride panel and set aside. Cut a Whisper White panel: stamp with the next largest poinsettia in stamped off once Blushing Bride ink. Over this stamp the sentiment in full strength Just Jade ink. Adhere the stamped Whisper White panel to the Blushing Bride with liquid glue, then add that to the inside of the card. Voila! Your card is complete…

Slimline Gatefold with Poinsettia Petals

The Poinsettia Petals bundle will be available to customers Aug 4. As demonstrators, we have the opportunity to preorder catalog items to play/ create/ inspire one another to new levels. Interested in being a demo? Join my team and we can create together.

Today is the last day to use my July Host Code – see below. I will post a new Host Code Aug 1

Bonus days are coming to an end soon – now through 3 Aug, just 4 days. That $5 coupon (s) should be eating a hole in your pocket… to use in Aug. Did you make your list?


Bonus Days. Earn in July, spend in August.

And when you order from me, please use my July host code to receive a SU! item worth $10 when your purchase is $50-$150. Sounds like another good deal, right?! It is…

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card made with love.

Card cuts for today’s project:

  • Thick Whisper White – 8 1/2 x 10 1/2, scored at 3 1/2 and 7 on the long side
  • Blushing Bride cs – 3 3/8 x 8 for the card front, cut on diagonal + scraps for Poinsettia; 3 1/4 x 8 1/4 for the inside
  • Plush Poinsettia Special Paper – 3 1/8 x 7 3/4, cut on diagonal
  • Whisper White  – scraps for leaf and berry spray; 3 x 8 for inside

SU! Tag Buffet Project Kit

Hello! Welcome… I keep telling myself I am going to stop making Christmas projects, but… once started it’s hard to stop :O) Do you feel a jingle coming on – ha ha ha. The Tag Buffet Project Kit is so cute and fun to put together… and the box to store the completed tags is perfect. The ribbon is from the Wonder of the Season Combo Pack – 1″ Shaded Spruce and it is gorgeous ribbon!

Tag Buffet Project Kit

Isn’t this box wonderful? If you didn’t want to use it for tags, it can easily be used to gift a set of cards – just sayin’. So what comes in the kit… enough tags and gold cord to make 30 – yes 30 tags! 5 each for 6 designs and gold cord. And if you wanted you could add some card stock to turn them into cards. You add the Tag Buffet stamp set and inks and bingo – easy peasy. What a fun way to get together – physically distanced of course. You could invite five friends and let them do one of each design. Have them bring their own ink pads and dimensionals if possible: you provide the stamp set, acrylic blocks and wipes for sanitizing. And oh yes, don’t forget the wine, or root beer or your favorite beverage.

Tag Buffet Project kit

Final product…

Tag Buffet Project Kit

If you look closely, you will see more than just gold cord on. my tags. I added either red or green crochet cord with the gold cord provided, just cuz – that’s me… But i9t certainly isn’t necessary. This project kit can be found on page 5 of the August-December 2020 M ini Catalog that goes live to customers 4 Aug. Don’t have a catalog? I can fix that! If you do not have a demonstrator I would be happy to connect with you. During the month of July – yes I know it’s just about over… but when you purchase $50 worth of product SU! sends you an email with a $5 coupon.
For every $50 you spend, you receive another coupon. They are redeemable 4-31 Aug. Such a deal!, what are you waiting for – buy something!


Bonus Days. Earn in July, spend in August.

And when you order from me, please use my July host code to receive a SU! item worth $10 when your purchase is $50-$150. Sounds like another good deal, right?! It is…

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card made with love.


SU! Mini Gatefold

Hello there… Weather advisory for the East coast is to stay INSIDE today – it will feel like 104! Yeck!  Be safe…I have been doing doing several different fun folds lately and well, I just couldn’t stop… todays is a mini version, a little 3″ card for a grandson turning 20… Cannot believe he is 20! 6’4″ and handsome – oh my…I’m just a little bit prejudiced. 😍 Anyway, the card… This young man has come to expect something fun in the way of a card, not something you can buy at the store – yay.. getting them trained. :o) So here it is…

Mini Gate Fold
Mini Gate Fold #2
Mini Gate Fold

This is so cute – perhaps because it is small. And I just love the way the folds are… here it is from a another angle.

Mini Gate Fold

Now you can really see all the folds. Here are the products used in this cute mini card:

  • Whale of a Tail DSP
  • Whisper White card base + belly band
  • Details Bands Dies – oval in Whisper White cs
  • Celebration Labels and Dies for the larger portion of the banner, Pacific Point cs
  • So Much Happy stamp set – balloons, fussy cut
  • A Grand Kid stamp set – front banner sentiment
  • Little Treats stamp set – inside sentiment
  • Pear Pizzazz and Pacific Point inks

Let’s see if I can tell you how to do this…

  • card stock base (Whisper White) is 3 x 6 scored at 1 1/2 and 4 1/2 on long side. Burnish well.
  • DSP panel (Whale of a Time) is 3 x 6. Mark center on the long side, at the top & bottom lightly with pencil. Fold from the top left to center bottom making a triangle – burnish and open. Fold from the left bottom to the center top making another triangle – burnish and open. Fold left portion to center, as in step one – burnish and open.
  • Do the same on the right side: right top to center bottom making a triangle, burnish and open. Right bottom to center top making a triangle, burnish and open. Right to center, burnish and open. It will look like picture #4 above even though it isn’t attached to anything yet. 😊
  • Cut a panel in Whisper White for inside sentiment, 2″ square. Stamp the sentiment from Little Treats stamp set in Pacific Point ink. Then stamp the party favors in Pear Pizzazz ink. Remember to stamp ON THE DIAGONAL. Adhere to the DSP.
Mini Gate Fold
  • Now adhere adhere the DSP to the Whisper White card base: triangle on the left first making certain it is al the way to the edge. With the papers flat, adhere the center diagonal square then the right triangle.
  • Belly band: 1″ x about 7″ to go around in Whisper White, DSP is 3/4″ x about 7. Adhere the papers together and wrap around card. Secure in front with Tear n Tape. It should slide easily on and off the card.
  • Cut banner in Pacific Point using the smallest Celebration Labels & Dies. Put dimensionals on back and attach to belly band where it overlaps.
  • Stamp the banner sentiment from A Grand Kid in Pacific Point – off to the right side to allow room for the balloons. Cut with the oval from Detailed bands dies. Adhere with liquid glue to the Pacific Point banner.
  • Stamp balloons from the So Much Happy stamp set: one in Pacific point and one in Pear pizzazz. Fussy cut both. Adhere the larger with liquid glue and the smaller with a dimensional. Slide over the card and bingo this cute little mini is ready for giving.

I love this. Mini cards are just a different kind of treat and this one is extra special cuz it’s a Gate Fold.

That does it for today. Think about shopping during SU! Bonus Days. Items for this card are listed in the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog which goes live to customers 4 Aug. AND the 2020 – 2021Annual catalog. Don’t have a catalog or a demonstrator? Then talk to me and we can fix that 😁

SU! has some awesome items in their 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and a real bonus going on now – called BONUS DAYS. For every purchase of $50 from now until 3 Aug. you will receive from SU! by email, a $5 coupon that is redeemable 4-31 Aug. Such a deal!

Bonus Days. Earn in July, spend in August.

And when you order from me, please use my July host code to receive a SU! item worth $10 when your purchase is $50-$150. Sounds like another good deal, right?! It is…

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card made with love.


SU! Poinsettia Place Suite and Gatefold Card

Hello… Yesterday was a glorious day – started out with an early morning sail. It was perfect – 8-9 mph winds, no power boats to make us rock. We were the only sailboat. on the river… After sailing, we came home, had a hearty breakfast, walked the dog, then I settled in to create this very cool card…

Poinsettia Place Suite
Gate Fold

It is made with several items from the Poinsettia Place Suite of products found on pg 16 of the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini catalog. Don’t have a catalog??? I can fix that 😁. If you don’t have a demonstrator, let’s connect before the catalog goes live to customers Aug 4.

Back to the card and the details…

  • 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 Soft Sea Foam, scored at 2 1/8 from both ends on the long side
  • Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper 1 7/8 x 5 1/4 (x2). Adhere to side panels of the card base
  • 2 7/8″ square of Soft Sea Foam cs
  • Square Doily adhered to the square with a swipe of Stampin Seal just in the middle
  • Poinsettia Dies: Die cut the 3 poinsettia pieces and with a sponge dauber, gently brush along each petal edge with Blushing Bride ink, and sometimes swipe in the center of the bracht as well. Adhere together with liquid glue. Adhere this sweet Beaded Pearls to the center. These are such COOL dies… one portion embosses the bracht while another portion die cuts – running these through the die cutting machine at the same time…
  • Stamp the leaf outline/ veins in Garden Green ink using the Poinsettia Petals stamp set. There are two sizes of leaves – I did two large (one I used on the inside of the card) and two of the smaller.
  • Stamp the leaf centers with Soft Sea Foam ink – again two options in the Poinsettia Petals stamp set. I used the slimmer version on the smaller leaf and the broader version on the larger leaf. Die cut the leaves with the outline die. Attach to the backside of the poinsettia with liquid glue, then adhere the completed poinsettia to the doily/ card stock piece.
  • For the inside… Whisper White panel 4 x 5 1/4… stamp the two sentiments in Garden Green ink from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set. Gorgeous fonts! Adhere to the inside with liquid glue.
  • Attach the additional leaf to the inside of the right panel and your card is complete!!!
Poinsettia Petals Suite
Gate Fold
Poinsettia Place Suite
Gate Fold
  • The envelope got some special treatment:
    • Again from the Poinsettia Place Suite is Poinsettia Place DSP – cut a 2 1/4 x 6 piece for the envelope flap. Adhere with liquid glue, trim.
    • The front of the envelope got a fun berry stamp from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set, stamped in Crumb Cake ink. Color the berries with Dark So Saffron Blends marker. TIP: be sure to put a scrap piece in your envelope when colored with the blends so it does not bleed through to the back of the envelope.

Whee! Your beautiful card is complete and ready to put in your stash for the upcoming holidays. It’s a start, right? Remember I mentioned the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog going live to customers 4 Aug? SU! has some fabulous Bonus Days offering right now… spend $50 in product between now and 3 Aug and receive a $5 coupon to redeem $-31 Aug. Such a good deal! Spend $100 and get two coupons. These coupons are sent by email, so you do have to provide that to SU! to receive them, but that’s not a big deal. Their security system is top notch!Bonus Days. Earn in July, spend in August.


And when you order from me, please use my July host code to receive a SU! item worth $10 when your purchase is $50-$150. Sounds like a deal, right?!

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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