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Stampin’ Up! Blossoms in Bloom with Matching Dies

Wheee! The NEW SU! 2020 Annual Catalogs have arrived and are going out the door today. If you are a customer of mine, you can look forward to some really special bundles, punches, stamp sets being offered – along with LOTS of other card making essentials. Todays card shows off one of those bundles… Blossoms in Bloom and the Many Layered Blossoms Dies. Let’s take a look…

Blossoms in Bloom, Many Layered Blossoms Dies


You may remember that I have said how much I like the New In Color Magenta Madness, and here it is again used as the die cut from the Many Layered Blossoms Dies. Because the new In Color ink are not yet available to demonstrators, I have paired this die cut with Melon Mambo ink and it looks really good together. I have stamped the Blossoms in Bloom on Whisper White cs, colored in the centers of the flower with Mango Melody Stampin Blends and laid the die cut over it using liquid glue to adhere.

I used the new Lovely Labels Pick a Punch to cut a banner after stamping the sentiment from  the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set. The ink here is Black Memento. I added three 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots to the label and adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals . I then tied a bow with the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding and added it with a glue dot.

This front panel was given dimensionals and adhered to the card base of Smokey Slate 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2.

For the inside I used the new Forever Fern stamp set for the sentiment. Isn’t this a lovely font? Melt my heart…

Forever Fern font for the inside

i apologize for the shadows… guess I positioned the lighting incorrectly for the time of day – ugh. I kept this inside really simple for writing some words of encouragement. This is for a young woman who lost her mother recently and she’s really struggling. She could use your prayers!

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy or feel loved by sending them a handmade card.

Shop with me – used my HOST CODE J2E4VDGM and receive a free item worth $10 if your order is between $50-$150. The NEW 2020-2022 SU! Catalog goes live Jun 3 about 12 noon MT. If you do not have a demonstrator, contact me to receive a catalog!

NEW 2020-2021 Annual Catalog


Stampin’ Up! Daisy Lane, Medium Daisy Punch and Garden Lane DSP

Todays card features the Stampin’ Up! Daisy Lane stamp set, the Medium Daisy punch and the Garden Lane DSP. The soft colors used give an element of comfort and elegance, and perfect for a sympathy card.

With yesterdays beautiful weather I did NOT work on my craft room – I worked (played) in the yard, first picking up the branches down from the couple of days worth of storms, nothing big thank goodness. Then the clippers came out to cut back some overgrowing bushes, some minor trim on hydrangea and holly shaping, When I cleared the area of leaves a few weeks ago, I had taken down fencing that keeps the dog out of the flower beds. (He really likes to lie on the cool plants in the heat of summer!) I got several of those back in position. After two hours of work, it was time for a break. That’s when I created this card, still in the confusion and messiness of an incomplete craft room cleanup.

Medium Daisy punch and Garden Lane DSP

Here are the deets:

  • Thick Whisper White 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
  • So Very Vellum , an item free from the SAB catalogue 4 x 5 1/4
  • Garden Lane DSP 2 5/8 x 3 7/8


  • With Soft Seafoam ink, stamp the Medium daisy from the Daisy Lane stamp set 3 times on a scrap of Whisper White cs. Punch out with the Medium Daisy punch. Curl the edges inward gently using your bone folder. Adhere together with liquid glue.
  • Wrap a length of Mint Macaron 1/8″ ribbon around the DSP and tie a bow, adhering with a glue dot under the bow.
  • Attach the Daisies with two dimensionals layered together, to the DSP, and place on the wrapped ribbon. This additionally helps hold the ribbon in place. Add a Gold Faceted Gem to the daisy center.
  • Adhere the Garden Lane DSP to the So Very Vellum with several dimensionals, and glue this in place on the Thick Whisper White using liquid glue. Your card front is complete.


  • TIP… Use liquid glue only where you can see the DSP as the glue will show through if it goes outside this area!

The inside…

Woven Heirlooms inside of card
  • Stamp the sentiment using Mint Macaron ink and the Woven Heirlooms stamp set on a pice of Whisper White cs 4 x 5 1/4.  L.O.V.E. this script!
  • Adhere to the inside of the card with liquid glue. Inside done!

The envelope…

  • Adhere a 2 1/4 x 6 piece of the Garden Lane DSP to the envelope flap and your card is complete.
Medium Daisy punch and Garden Lane DSP
Woven Heirlooms inside of card

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

Stampin’ Up! Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack

Today’s post is all about the fun Stampin’ Up! Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack with the coordinating Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories and More Cards and Envelopes.. Do you hoard some of your card making products? Let’s say I used to but am getting better at actually making use of most everything. So why do I ask about hoarding? I have had this card pack for quite some time, used one or two then set it aside. I even made a fun “album” of sorts very early on. There were so many new products I think I got a bit overwhelmed. Yesterday I pulled out that card pack and went to ‘town’. I think this would make a lovely gift package as there are birthday, wedding, and congratulations cards made from this set. Enjoy.

These large specialty cards and envelopes are of a lighter weight paper than our regular cardstock, so you will notice I have used additional cardstock behind all the cards. I just felt it needed it and even more importantly, I liked the look. 😏 Here’s  what I used on various cards along with the Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack … Notice nearly every card has aspects on dimensionals. I really like the layered look

Card #1…. Large Specialty Cards and Envelopes and the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo pack, Early Espresso cardstock, Glitter Enamel Dots, Whisper White and the Woven Heirlooms stamp set

Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack card #1
Inside card #1









Card #2…. Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo pack, Garden Green cardstock, Good Morning Magnolia stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink

Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack card #2
Inside card #2










Card #3….Mossy Meadow cardstock, Basic Pearls colored with Light and Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends, Whisper White cardstock. Yes I split the Whisper White inside… ‘cuz I wanted to!

Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack card #3
Inside card #3








Card #4….Mossy Meadow cardstock, Whisper White cs, Positive Thoughts stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink

Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack card #4
Inside card #4








Card #5…. Whisper White cardstock and Basic Pearls. I did nothing special on the inside, just added Whisper White cardstock. Yes, itg will need a swentiment but I couldn’t figure out what at the time. 😔

Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack card #5

Card #6….Linen Thread in a triple bow, Whisper White cardstock, Petal Pink cs, Good Morning Magnolia stamp set for the flower, Light and Dark Petal Pink and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends for coloring the flower, Peaceful Moments for the sentiment stamped in Early Espresso ink

Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack card #6
Inside card #6








Card #7….Early Espresso cardstock, Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack, Crumb Cake ink, Good Morning Magnolia stamp set for the sentiment

Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack card #7
Inside card #7








So do you have a favorite. I think mine are cards #1, #6 and #7. Sometimes I liked the inside better than the outside! Imagine that. Thanks to those who inspired these creations. If I found something I liked, I put my own twist on it.

Thanks for stopping by today.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.


Stampin’ Up! Golden Honey Bee SDSP and Poppies Elements

Today’s card is made with the Golden Honey Bee Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Poppies Elements and also uses the new Ornate Layers Dies. It’s a sympathy card for a teammate who lost her adult son very suddenly. I am so sorry, but we shouldn’t have to bury our children….

Golden Honey Bee SDSP, Poppies Elements
  • We start with a 4 1/4″ x 11″ Thick Whisper White for the card base. Score at 5 1/2″.
  • Cut a piece of the Golden Honey SDSP 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • Using a scrap of Poppy Parade  (about 1/2″ in width) and one of the edging dies in the Ornate Layers Dies, cut two lengths of edges. Adhere these edges with liquid glue to the Golden Honey SDSP.
  • Cut a 1″  x 4 1/4″ strip of Poppy Parade for the sentiment. Rub with the embossing buddy. Stamp your sentiment with Versamark ink – I used one of my favorites, Woven Heirlooms. Sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat until set. Adhere to the card with liquid glue.
  • I punched out two of the colorful Poppies Elements, one medium vellum poppy and one small vellum leaf. I wrapped a green linen thread around the poppy and tied a bow.(sorry – this is a retired item!). i adhered the double flower onto the standing tall poppy with glue dots, adhered the vellum leaf and the vellum medium flower to this with glue dots. Adhere to the card/ and sentiment using dimensionals.

For the inside…

Woven Heirlooms Sympathy
  • I used the same stamp set for the inside sentiment, Woven Heirlooms, stamped in Black Memento ink onto Whisper White 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • Adhere the Whisper White to a Basic Black 4″ x 5 1/4″ with liquid glue. Attach this to the inside of the card.

For the envelope, I simply used 3/4″ x 6″ of Poppy Parade and a scrap of the Golden Honey SDSP 1 1/2″ x 6″ and adhered with liquid glue. Your card is done and ready for mailing!

I hope you like todays card. It was certainly made with love for a vey sad friend.

What’s on your agenda today? Hubby and I have worked diligently in cleaning our flower beds of winter’s debris and leaves and I think they are now ready for mulching. It’s interesting what this forced sequestering has encouraged us to accomplish. I’m very pleased with the clean flower beds. We have also been going through some saved pictures and papers and freed ourselves of quite a load of unnecessary items. Yes, there is more to do, there is always more to do, but we have so far at least, used this time productively. Oh, and there’s always card making! How about you? What are you doing to keep yourself occupied?

Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies DSP and More

Today’s cards use mostly the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies Designer Series paper. The focus is the DSP, but there are other elements too: sentiments, die cuts – like that. Read on for more info! 🙂

I decided to share both of these cards today as the layout is so similar, but by adding another element (sentiment at the bottom) as is the case of the second card, it gives it a completely different look. Would love to hear if you prefer one card over the other.








Here are the details…

Card #1 – the red poppies

  • Whisper White card base 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″; for inside, 3 3/8″ x 4 1/8″
  • Poppy Parade layer 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. Cut 2, one for inside.
  • Using the 1″ x 4″ framelit from the Ornate Layers Dies, cut three pieces from the DSP, in sequential order so you see the picture/ connections to each frame. Notice how frame #1 carries over to frame #2, and that follows into frame #3? Once all are cut, put  dimensionals on the back.
  • TIP…Using your grid paper as a guideline for the best centering. place the middle frame first onto the Poppy Parade, then place the remaining two frames.
  • Wrap ribbon around this entire section (see photo), and tie a knot or bow. I like bows and nearly always do this. 🙂 This is a retired item (sorry!) but another option would be to color a length of baker’s twine using your Stampin’ Blends Old Olive, which would work beautifully!
  • Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White using Stazon Jet Black ink. This one is from Peaceful Moments stamp set but could easily be a birthday or hello friend. The options are limitless! Cut with framelit that fits your sentiment- again this diecut is from ……. Adhere with dimensionals.
  • Now adhere the entire Poppy Parade section to the card base using dimensionals and the card front is complete!

The inside is super easy…

  • On the remaining section of Whisper White, stamp your sentiment in Stazon Jet Black ink. Stazon gives such a clear stamp and I like how it looks. For this sentiment, I taped off the “with all my heart” before inking the stamp, then removed the tape and voila – a perfect  “thinking of you”. This sentiment is from Peaceful Moments stamp set.
  • Adhere the Whisper White to the remaining section of Poppy Parade, using liquid glue.

The envelope get’s special treatment too…

  • Using liquid glue, adhere a 2 1/4″ x 6″ piece of coordinating DSP to the envelope flap. Trim.
  • Using the “fill in” stamp, ink with Poppy Parade, stamp off at least once, then onto your envelope front.
  • Using the smaller poppy stamp, ink with the Stazon Jet Black and stamp over the “filler” stamp.
  • TIP…Because of the thickness of this card, it will need extra postage when sending in the mail. And this card is already out the door and in the mail. Our daughter asked for a card that was colorful and reflective of the woman friend who recently passed away ~ this is for her husband.

Card #2 is very similar, dimensions are a bit different for the card front and the inside. Here’s the picture again…

  • Highland Heather 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Whisper White: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ for the outside, 4 x 5 1/4″ for the inside, scrap approximately 3 1/8″ x 1 1/8″
  • Scrap from the DSP for the sentiment on the front.

I wanted the sections of the DSP to be more reflective of the picture, so placed them closer together and of course, cut the Whisper White section smaller as well. Follow the above directions for placement, etc. as they are the same.

Here’s where the difference is…

  • For the sentiment at the bottom… I stamped the “hello” from the Timeless Tropical stamp set right onto a scrap from the DSP. I like how it coordinates with the upper section.
  • Cut a rectangle from Whisper White from the Stitched Rectangles Dies.
  • Adhere the hello sentiment with dimensionals to the rectangle just cut and apply dimensionals to the rectangle.
  • Placement for the card front sections… again, using your grid paper, center the bottom piece first, then center the upper section. YAY – card front is complete.

For the inside…

  • Stamp the poppy from Painted Poppies stamp set in Memento Black ink onto Whisper
    White 4″ x 5 1/4″; color using Stampin’ Blends light and dark Rich Razzleberry and light and dark Granny Apple Green for the leaf and stems. I used no sentiment on this piece as it is for a special note.
  • Adhere to the card base using liquid glue.

For the envelope…

  • Cut a piece of coordinating DSP 2 1/4″ x 6″, adhere with liquid glue to the envelope flap and trim.
  • Stamp the poppy from Painted Poppies stamp set, then color using the light and dark Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ blends, light and dark Granny. Apple Green for the stems and leaf. TIP…slip a piece of scrap into the envelope prior to using the Stampin’ Blends. Remember they bleed through, so to prevent this you need a something to bleed onto instead of the envelope back!

This card too is already in the mail – sent to a special woman who has had health struggles with cancer this year – and she loves purple. Do you think she will like this card? As in Card #1, this also needs extra postage. What I know is, even when it costs more to send, I KNOW the recipient is appreciative and that makes the difference.

Thanks for stopping by… May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.





Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Poppies, Peaceful Moments

Today’s card features the fabulous Peaceful Poppies Designer Series paper, Stitched So Sweetly dies, Peaceful Moments for sentiments and finally, a gorgeous diecut from Nature’s Thoughts Dies. Let’s take a look…

Here are the deets:

  • Whisper White 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″;  3″ x 1 1/4″; for the inside 4 x 3 3/4″
  • Basic Black 4 / 5 1/4″
  • Peaceful Poppies DSP 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Old Olive 4 1/8″ x 3 7/8″


  • Adhere the Peaceful Poppies DSP to the Basic Black with liquid glue
  • With the smallest Whisper White, stamp the sentiment for the card front from Peaceful Moments stamp set using Stazon Black ink, cut with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. Put dimenionals on the back but do not attach yet. Determine it’s location and where exactly you want the Baker’s twine for a bow.
  • Using the Small Daisy Punch, with one of the petals, punch notches in appropriate place for the Baker’s Twine on the joined DSP/ Basic Black piece. I suggest you mark your paper so it’s even! Wrap a length of Baker’s twine, place the sentiment piece, then tie the bow. Adhere three Glitter Enamel Dots and voila – the card front is complete!

The inside:

  • Stamp the sentiment from Peaceful Moments stamp set in Stazon Black ink on the remaining piece of Whisper White.
  • Adhere this with liquid glue to Old Olive cs.
  • Using a scrap from the Peaceful Poppies DSP, diecut the gorgeous scroll with Nature’s Thoughts Dies. Adhere with liquid glue in teeny tiny amounts.
  • Adhere the Old Olive/ Whisper White piece to the inside and the card is complete.

The envelope… Adhere a coordinating piece of the Peaceful Poppies to the envelope flap.

Today’s card was created using products from the SAB catalogue. There is still time to order from it, but only until Mar 31 can you receive the free items offered with the appropriate purchase amounts. In other words, with a $50 purchase you can receive one free item offered by Stampin’ Up! Such a deal! What are you waiting for… order today.

20200103_JANJUN20_en-US        20200303_SAB20-2_en-US.    01.01.20_COORDINATION_FLYER_OOP_Q1_NA.    2020 SAB 2nd Release

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the card.

May you have a beautiful day. Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

Timeless Tulips

Hello! The birds are singing wildly this morning. Isn’t it amazing how bulbs popping out of the ground can get us all enthused? It happens to me for sure. So today’s card is a hint of Spring – Pool Party is the lead color with just a hint of Petal Pink and Soft Seafoam. Here it is…

  • Card base is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ – Pool Party
  • Layer 4″ x 4 1/4″ Pool Party dry embossed with the beautiful Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder. Adhere with liquid glue directly to the card base
  • Layer #2: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ Pool Party. Cut 3″ x 4″  Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP and adhere with liquid glue to the smaller Pool Party. Put dimesnionals on the back and adhere to the card base by centering it on the card.
  • Layer #3: Using the Stitched So Sweetly dies and second from largest scalloped edge, cut a piece of Whisper White. Stamp the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, the stamp the smaller tulip in Petal Pink, followed by the stem and leaves in Soft Seafoam.
  • Adhere pearls from Share What You Love OR color pearls using Stampin Blends markers.

Love the simplicity of this primarily monochromatic look. The sentiment chose lends itself to being used as a birthday, sympathy, congratulations or just a note card.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the card today. This kind of card lifts my spirits and I hope it does the recipient as well.

When you’re ordering from me, Please use my current HOST CODE 2TMMA9HX if your order is between $50- $150 and I’ll send you a product of your choice not to exceed $10. If your purchase is over $150, don’t use a host code – accept the freebies offered by Stampin’ UP! and I’ll still send you a product of your choice not to exceed $10. One fvrfee item per month per customer, thank you.

May you enjoy your day. Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card!

Triple Fold Card

This is such a fun, fun fold and so easy ~ you will want to make this several times using various DSP just to see what it looks like! This first card is maxed using the Magnolia Lane stamp set and coordinating DSP and was made in one of my card classes. The envelope used the “adorable closed magnolia from the same stamp set. It was colored using stampin’ blends DK and LT Petal Pink. When coloring an envelope with blends, please make sure to have a scrap piece of card stock in the envelope as blends tend to bleed through ~ and you don’t want that!

The card base is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″; same card stock 4 1/4″ x 11″ (score this at 1 1/2″, 3″, 5 1/2″ and 8″, folding accordion style and burnishing the folds) + 2 1/8″ square

Next layer: 4″ x 5 1/14″ (Adhere to card base) + about a 2 1/4″ scalloped square

Coordinating DSP 1 1/4″ x 4″, 2 1/4″ x 4″, 2 3/4″ x 4″

* Adhere DSP to appropriate layers of the folded card stock using Tombow glue

* Adhere this to the card base

* Stamp sentiment on 2 1/8″ piece and adhere to scalloped square

* Having the accordion fold in place, adhere this square so that it is centered and 3/8″ from left edge.

Here is a picture of the same card using the Wrapped in Plaid 6 x 6 carfd pack in the new catalogue. I used the Dashing Deer stamp set and So Many Stars stamp set from the Holiday cattie for that adorable star. The square was embellished with Holdiay sequins – yep, from the Holiday cattie! Fun, right?

Remember to decorate your envelopes!

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