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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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May you have a beautiful day

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

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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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! Ornamental Envelopes

Hi Everyone – have you visited the UPDATED SU! site yet? Oh my goodness – it’s wonderfully exciting…the techs have worked miracles! AND the new Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog is now live… see that right here…08.01.20_HAPPENING_NOW_AD_CATALOG_GOLIVE_ENG

OK, I have two cards for you today, both using the Ornamental Envelopes stamp set with coordinating dies.

Ornamental Envelopes #1 a
Ornamental Envelopes Card #2 a












I really appreciate how different and yet how similar these two cards are… similar due to colors mostly, and different as different elements were used from the stamp set.

Card #1:

  • stamp the ornaments using Versamark ink on Whisper White panel, sprinkle with silver embossing powder then heat emboss to set.
  • Once embossing has cooled sufficiently, color with Stampin’ Blends: Light Misty Moonlight, Lt Highland Heather, Lt Granny Apple Green, and Lt Melon Mambo
  • Add a pearl to the one ornament and color with the Lt Misty Moonlight Blends
  • Adhere this panel to Pear Pizzazz with liquid glue
  • Adhere both of these to Silver Foil sheets with dimensionals
  • Place but DO NOT ADHERE on the Pear Pizzazz card base.
  • Using your Stamparatus, place the ‘Merry” sentiment and the ornament in the appropriate position, remove the ornament panel and stamp with Versamark ink. sprinkle with silver embossing powder and heat set. Again, once cooled, color the ornament with Lt Misty Moonlight and Lt Melon Mambo Blends
  • Adhere the ornament panel and your card front is complete :O)

For the inside:

  • Stamp the sentiment on a Whisper White panel with Melon Mambo ink. The sentiment comes from Festive Corners stamp set (an awesome versatile stamp set I might add!)
  • Because I colored the single ornament on the card front with Blends, the colors bled through – what to do? Cover the offending panel with DSP – this comes from Heartwarming Hugs DSP and coordinates perfectly!
    Ornamental Envelopes – card inside using Festive Corners

    The envelope got the same DSP on the flap and then using a die from the coordinating dies, create this incredibly beautiful edge. Can you see that cuteness?

    Ornamental Envelopes with Envelope Dies

    The card is complete… yay!

    Card cuts for Card #1

  • Whisper White: 2 1/2 x 4 1/2, 4 x 5 1/4
  • Pear Pizzazz 2 3/4 x 4 3/4, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
  • Silver Foil sheet 3 x 5
  • Heartwarming Hugs DSP 4x 5 1/4 + 2 1/4 x 6 for envelope flap

Thanks for stopping by

May you have a beautiful day

Create something wonderful and send it to a friend.

OH PS… I’ll share directions for Card #2 tomorrow :O) 😏

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! Wishes and Wonder Bundle

Hello… muggy day here even though it is 67 degrees. Of course it is not quite 5 AM either. Doomed to be a hot one. Yesterdays card was more ornate ~ todays is layered and more country, but still Christmas. It is a CASE of a card on the back of the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog.

Wishes & Wonder bundle

Gosh, the picture is kinda dark… but I think you can see the many layers. I knew I wanted to play with the papers in ‘Tis the Season 6×6 DSP pack and I knew I wanted to use the stag again. I have used him before and he is so elegant. Anyway, staring me in the face was the back of the catalog and I just went for it… There are so many great dies in the North Pole Wonder Dies. I haven’t quite played with all of them yet, but it’s definitely in the cards 🙂

I started with the die that looks like a tag and die cut two of those, then went to the DSP again for a coordinating paper for the back drop. Love this plaid! I then die cut a single long leaf stem in Shaded Spruce, then played around with the ‘spray’ stamp. That I stamped in Crumb Cake on Whisper White and die cut with the coordinating circle. Notice how the tag has those jagged edges – like pinking shears? So does this particular circle! Gosh, I could go off on a tangent about pinking shears… they bring back so MANY memories. But.. the stag – one gorgeous animal… die cut from Brushed Metallic cs, not as shiny and bold as gold foil. I began layering, didn’t have papers cut yet ~ this off-center look is kinda fun, and then I put the tags together and off-centered them so both showed. They HAD to have a string ~ I found the 1/16″ Gold Cord from the Wonder of the Season Combo Pack and it brought in another element of sparkle that I like. OK, time to cut papers and put things together… and you can see the layering, all adhered with liquid glue. I debated with a banner, wasn’t sure I wanted anything more, but the card needed it…. stamped the sentiment in Real Red ink on a Whisper White scrap, added dimenionals and the card front was complete.  Card cuts are listed at the end of this post.

The inside was easy. I wanted it simple and stamped the sleigh from the Wishes & Wonder stamp set in Real Red on Whisper White. Adhered that to the inside and bingo, the card was done.

Wishes & Wonder

While the sleigh was out I stamped it on the envelope front n- continuing with the Real Red ink. The envelope flap got another piece of the ‘Tis the Season 6×6 DSP. And that was it!

Wonder of the Season 6×6 DSP
Wishes & Wonder stamp set

Let me talk to you about the Wishes & Wonder bundle just a bit… when you purchase a bundle (stamp set with coordinating dies) it is automatically 10% off. And all the products I used in today’s project are part of the Wonder of The Season Suite. When you purchase a suite, it is also less than if you purchased every item individually. So, what are you waiting for? Oh yes… you can order any of these items as a suite or individually, beginning 4 Aug. They are listed in the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog which goes live to customers 4 Aug. 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…

Card dimesnions and elements used:

  • Shaded Spruce 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 + scrap for leaf die cut
  • Whisper White 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 + scrap for sentiment and circle for card front; 4 x 5 1/2 for inside
  • ‘TisThe Season 6×6 DSP 3 1/4 x 4 3/8
  • Brushed Metallic cs
  • 1/16″ Gold Cord from Wonder of The Season Combo Pack
  • Crumb Cake ink
  • Real Read ink

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

SU! Triple Shutter Card with Snowflake Splendor Suite

Hi Everyone – lots of new items to share with you today… products. from the Snowflake Splendor Suite AND using those to make a Triple Shutter Card! First of all, I have never made one of these before and was concerned it would be extremely difficult. It wasn’t… It did take a bit of figuring out, which DSP to go where and making certain I had the die cuts correct. But it was super fun and I felt a sense of accomplishment after. Here’s the card…

Snowflake Splendor in Triple Shutter card

Notice how the center panel is folded mountain, valley. The upper and lower panels are just the opposite: valley, mountain. valley – three folds. Burnishing the score lines in the proper direction is one of the most important aspects of this fun fold. Notice too, that where the sentiment banners are, there is no fold. Those papers are also the same and form what I would call a ‘T’. This will help you if you can remember this when scoring and putting the papers together. Here’s another picture – a flat one that shows off every panel.

Snowflake Splendor SuiteTrifold Shutter Card

And here’s a top–down photo.

Snowflake Splendor SuiteTrifold Shutter Card

This doesn’t quite show that upper strip going in the same direction of the bottom strip, but it does! Here’s a list of products I used to make this card… dimensions are listed at the bottom of the post.

  • Snowflake Splendor Suite…
    • Snowflake Wishes stamp set
    • coordinating So Many Snowflake Dies
    • Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems
    • Snowflake Splendor DSP – 3 patterns
    • Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper
  • Seaside Spray cs – card base 5 1/2 x 12 (scored at 2, 4, 8, 10 on the long side) + extra scraps for the two banners
  • Pacific Point cs – background for all DSP
  • Whisper White scraps
  • Pacific Point ink
  • Detailed Bands Dies
  • Poinsettia Petals stamp set
  • a retired item… Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper – could use Silver Foil Sheets

Basic directions:

  • Score cs base as mentioned earlier at 2, 4, 8, 10 on the long side. Card stock base for this card is Seaside Spray.
  • Turn paper to short side and place at 1 1/2″ mark: cut from first score line to bottom score line. Turn paper over, still on the short side, place at 1 1/2″ mark again and cut from first score line to bottom score line.
  • Burnish top and bottom “strips” so they are valley, mountain, valley
  • Burnish middle strip at second score line, mountain; then third score line valley. Do not burnish the middle strip first or last score lines.
  • Cut Pacific Point cs to dimensions listed below and adhere to appropriate panels
  • Cut DSP to dimensions listed below: there are 3 designs used from the Snowflake Splendor DSP. There are listed below as a, b, c. Adhere to appropriate panels.
  • Die cut snowflakes using the So Many Snowflakes Dies: 2 from Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper and 4 from Dazzling Diamonds (you could also use Whisper White cs and cover snowflakes with Wink of Stella OR cut from Silver Foil sheets)
  • Stamp banner sentiments from Poinsettia Petals stamp set in Pacific point ink (for end panels)
  • Cut banners using the Detailed Bands Dies: 2 from Pacific point, 2 from Seaside Spray (cut in half lengthwise) and 2 stamped sentiments using the oval from Whisper White. The front banner is attached with dimenionals. The other banner is attached with liquid glue.
  • Use liquid glue to adhere snowflakes
  • Attach the Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems
  • Here’s what I did with the bak of the card…

    back of Trifold Shutter card


Snowflake Splendor Suite Trifold Shutter card

The envelope got a strip of the Snowflake Splendor DSP and a snowflake bunch stamped from the Snowflake Wishes stamp set.

Snowflake Splendor Suite Trifold Shutter card – envelope

This is such a showy card, elegant as well ~ and I had lots of good vibes putting it together. It’s always a special feeling when creating something that I feel so good about. All of these items are available in the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog, which goes live to customers 4 Aug. If you do not have a demonstrator I would be happy to connect with you, send along this catalog and find out something about you so I can serve you better.

Right now, SU! has a special called BONUS DAYS. For every $50 you spend from now until 3 Aug, you receive an email from SU! with a $5 coupon to be redeemed 4-31 Aug. Got it? It’s a real 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…

Card dimesnions:

  • Seaside Spray 5 1/2 x 12, scored at 2, 4, 8, 10 + scraps for sentiment banners
  • Pacific Point cs:
    • panels a ~ 1 3/4 x5 1/4 (x 2); 1 1/4 x 2 1/4 (x 2)
    • panels b ~ 1 1/4 x 1 3/4 (x 4)
    • panel c ~ 3 3/4 x 2 1/4 (x 2 – one is for the back of card)
    • + scraps for sentiment banners
  • Snowflake Splendor DSP:
    • design a ~ 1 5/8 x 5 1/8 (x 2); 1 5/8 x 2 1/8 (x 2)
    • design b ~ 1 1/8 x 1 5/8 (x 2); 3 5/8 x 2 1/8 (x 1)
    • design c ~ 3 5/8 x 1 1/8 (x 2)
  • Whisper White:
    • 3 5/8 x 2 1/8 for back of card
    • + scraps for sentiment banners

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.

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


SU!Snow Wonder w/ Snow Time Dies

Hi Everyone! Hurricane Fay was in the area yesterday ~ dropped lots of rain and w-i-n-d-y. Thankfully no damage; some branches down but that’s about it. Whew! Today is Saturday and I’m calling it Snowman Saturday. Yep – Snowman… right after a hurricane, right? Ha! I was ready and wanting to play with the Snow Wonder stamp set and it’s coordinating Snow Time Dies. And I have created two cards for your cards for your pleasure. Let’s take a look.

Snow Wonder stamp set
Snow Time Dies
Snow Wonder and Z Fold

Aren’t these fun? Let me tell you about card #1 first… Seaside Spray card base is the standard 8 1/2 x 4 1/4 scored @ 4 1/4. Layer a Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4 panel that has been run through the Evergreen Forrest 3D embossing folder  (this is a stunning embossing folder!). I ruffled the edges with my scissors then adhered with Stampin Seal, but left the edges free. Next I stamped the snowman from the new Snow Wonder stamp set in stamped off once Tuxedo Black Memento ink, then colored him with our colored pencil: Granny Apple Green, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Pumpkin P{ie and Balmy Blue. Use the blender pen for the hat to smooth the lines of the pencil. Then die cut this with the Snow Time Dies and adhere with dimensionals. The sentiment was stamped on a scrap of Whisper White in Seaside Spray and die cut with the Snow Time Dies. I cut another banner out of Seaside Spray, cut it in half lengthwise and adhered to the back of the Whisper White. Put this on dimensionals as well and adhere to the card front. Add those sweet little Adhesive-Backed Snowflakes and the front is done.

Snow Wonder stamp set

For the inside I took another panel of 4 x 5 1/4 Whisper White and stamped the trees in Shaded Spruce, stamping off once on a scrap first. Then I stamped the sentiment in Seaside Spray, adhered this panel to the inside with liquid glue and done, done done.

Card #2 is a Z fold card again and is so much fun to do – so many options for variety. Just look at yesterday’s card that was a double Z fold to get an idea… anyway, today’s second card… Seaside Spray cut 4 1`/4 x 11 and scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2 on the long side. Highland Heather is 3 1/4 x 10 scored at 2 3/4 x 5 1/2. The Whisper White panels are 3 x 4 1/4 and (2) 3 x 2 1/2.

Snow Wonder stamp set #2a

The largest panel is the adorable snowman, colored just as card #1. I added the adorable adhesive- backed snowflakes then the sentiment stamped in Balmy Blue. These were just scraps. The next panel is Snowflake Splendor DSP (awesome DSP!).The wreath is stamped off once in Shaded Spruce and the ribbon highlighted with Wink of Stella. The sentiment comes from the Dove of Hope stamp set and stamped in Highland Heather. The bottom panel is from Snow Wonder stamp set in Seaside Spray. The snowflakes were stamped in Versamark then heat embossed in white. Once the embossing had cooled, I used a sponge to very lightly color the snowflakes with Seaside Spray. Adhere each of the white panels in the appropriate place on the Highland Heather Z fold. This gets adhered to the Seaside Spray, top panel first, but only a portion of it… center it on the SMALL section of the Seaside Spray and add liquid glue just to the upper  panel. Lay the entire card flat and adhere the bottom panel. And you are done! Wasn’t that easy? Two cards so different from the other but using the same stamp set. YAY!

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