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Gift Card Holder

Thought I would share with you the gift card holders I made today. Inspired by one of my students. here they are… see below

* Card stock is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored on the long side at 3 1/8, 4 1/4 & 5 3/8
* Fold in half, burnish; fold the other two scored sides the opposite direction. Card now looks as though it has a W in the middle. Adhere that ‘W’ inside.
* I made the front piece to hold the gift card by using tear n tape on the ends of the fold.
* Decorate as desired: my sizes for the front were..CS: 3 x 5 3/8, DSP: at 2 7/8 x 5 1/4. The inside dimension was 3 x 5 3/8

Have fun!!!
This is the outside: the envelope is a standard small envelope, decorated to coordinate with each individual card holder.

And here’s the inside:

As I made several (5 to be exact), here are photos of the outside of the others:
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If you have questions about creating these cute gift card holders, Please contact me. My email is

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Sneak Peek – Breathtaking Bouquet – 2020 Mini Catalogue

Todays card is from the new 2020 Mini Catalogue that opens for ordering Jan – Jun. The stamp set is called Breathtaking Bouquet Background Stamp Set. I used it in my Stamparatus with Versamark and then embossed with white embossing powder on Seaside Spray. I really like the softness of this color! The really fun part happened next as I began coloring the image with various Stampin’ Up! Blends. It takes a bit of time but somehow it’s soothing to me. Here are the Blends I have used for the flowers: Light and Dark So Saffron, Light and Dark Purple Posy (love this color too!), Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo, Light and Dark Pumpkin Pie,Light and Dark Blackberry Bliss. For the leaves I used Light and Dark Granny Apple Green plus Light and Dark Old Olive. The ribbons used to simply wrap the card were Whisper White Flax ribbon and the Seaside Spray 1/4″ Metallic ribbon from the Holiday catalogue. For the inside I used the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp set for the sentiment (using Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends) and the dragonflies from the Friend Like You stamp set using Seaside Spray ink pad.

Here are the deets for the card:
* 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Seaside Spray CS, scored at 4 1/4″
* Seaside Spray Layer 4 x 5 1/4″ (front)
* Whisper White 4 X 5 1/4″ (inside)

Please notice the envelope – stamped in dragonflies as though they are circling the card!

Cut your card stock for the stamping Breathtaking Bouquet, larger than 4 x 5 1/4 as the stamp set is large and you want it to stamp all the way to the edge. After stamping and embossing, pare down to appropriate size :o)

Here’s the card!

And the inside with the envelope.

Hope you enjoyed this sneak peek of a very pretty stamp.

Online Extravaganza + Card

What a great last two days of stamping and creating! Yesterday it was eye pillows for our daughter who is teaching a class about Essential Oils (Young Living to be exact). I made 7 and they turned out so cute :o) Sorry – no picture of those. Today it was making a birthday card for my brother-in-law and I used some new paper from the Mini Catalogue – whee! The paper is from the Clubhouse Suite… this Designer Series Paper is called Country Club DSP and is very masculine – golf themed on one side, plaids and argyle on the other. Here’s the card I created:

And here are the stats:
* Crumb Cake CS – 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4; 1 1/2 x 5 for banner (trimmed w/ the Triple Banner punch
* Whisper White CS – 4 x 5 1/4 (cut one for inside as well) + 2 1/4″ square for 2″ circle punch
* Country Club DSP – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 + 3/4 x 5 1/4 for inside + piece for envelope flap (2 1/4 x 6)
* Garden Green CS – 1 1/2 x 4 trimmed down w? Triple Banner punch
* Night of Navy CS – about 2 1/2 square, cut down w/ Starburst punch
* Bakers Twine – Night of Navy/Sahara Sand for bow
* Perennial Birthday stamp set for the sentiments
* Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots
* Corrugated embossing folder for the Crumb Cake banner

And here’s a picture of the inside of the card:

Remember that tomorrow – Nov 22 – is the last day of the Online Extavaganza! See my prior post with all the deets.
Happy stamping!

Hartford CT – Mini Catalogue Release Previews

Hartford CT 2019

The introduction of the Mini Catalogue (new name) was introduced to those demonstrators attending conventions around the world. I was able to attend the Hartford CT event and it was fabulous!
Here are photos of some of the items available in the new catty (which will be available to customers in late Dec.) The catalogue ordering dates are Jan-June. Having a preview allows the customer to prepare a WISH LIST/ ORDER LIST ahead of time. If you have placed an order with this past year and do not have another demonstrator, you will receive the new catty mid December. If you do not have a demonstrator and place a $50 order with me prior to Dec 2, you will receive a mini catalogue mid Dec. Enjoy these previews and begin making your list!

Hope this gives you some preview of the excitement that is building around this catalogue 🙂 Feel free to post questions regarding the products available. As always, during this particular sales time, there are promotions for free products when ordering certain dollar amounts. Below are two pictures of some of those.

Enjoy the previews!



This is such exciting news from SU! Look at all the wonderful products on sale for the next 3 days. Remember, this sale ends on the 22nd of Nov., so don’t delay ordering. If you have questions – contact me via my gmail acct.:

Remember to use my Host Code if your order is over $50 as you will receive a free gift from me. That Host Coder is 2A6VGKCY and is being extended to include the time of this sale which is Nov 22. The free gift is your choice of product for $10.

Click on the flyer above for all the EXTRAORDINARY SALE POSSIBILITIES! Happy shopping.

New Items Available

All I can say is – wow! to the new paper trimmer SU! is offering customers. As a demonstrator, SU! offers early release of products. This new paper trimmer is a WINNER! The blade is longer and can cut tiny strips without any problem at all. That was a struggle with the previous trimmer, but not this one. And the extendable arm opens to a whopping 17″ length for cutting extra long papers. It’s light-weight but very sturdy. I’m really excited about it and it’s available to customers today – Nov. 1. I encourage you to not delay in placing your order.

The item # is…152392 and the cost is a reasonable $25. Trimmer blades come in a four-pack and will be available Jan 2020. That says to me, if you order the trimmer now, that blade will LAST A LONG TIME before it needs replacing. I’ve used my trimmer now a full month and the blade is still excellent.

Remember to use my HOST CODE if your order is less than $150. Nov 1-20 that code is…

host code Nov 1-20


If your order is $50 or more AND you use the host code above, expect a free gift from me! (One gift per person per month.)

24 hr stamp sale

Stampin Up! is having a 24 hr, 15% off select stamp sale Wed Oct 23. Please see the attached flyer for details and feel free to order through this site. Enjoy – there are some wonderful stamps for sale here!


Daisy Lane, …..Perennial Essence DSP

The card: the base is thick Whisper White: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4; next layer is also thick Whisper White cut at 4 x 5 1/4. The two diagonal pieces are Perennial Essence DSP cut at 7/8″, layered on a strip of Gorgeous Grape. The string is not a SU! Product (shame on me!) but coordinates so well I just had to use it. The strings were adhered on the back with snail then taped over it once they were as I wanted them. On my desk and having laid around for a while :o) were these two stunning daisies from the Daisy Lane stamp set, stamped in Highland Heather and punched with their coordinating punches. The embellishment (faceted gems  for the daisy was colored with Melon Mango stampin blends.

The butterflies come from the Beauty Abounds stamp set. They were stamped in Memento black and colored with SU! Blends: Dark Purple ePosy, Light Rich Razzleberry and Dark Mango Melody. This whole front was adhered to the thick Whisper White card base with lots of dimensionals.

The envelope uses more of the Perennial Essence card stock for the flap and more stamps from Beauty Abounds. The “blobs” are supposed to be nectar from the flowers that the butterfly is going after :o) and was stamped with So Saffron. The butterfly was again colored in using Mango Melody.

Thanks for stopping by. May you enjoy the day wherever you are. Create. Inspire. Share.

Aug blog hop – Fall Frenzy

This month Amy’s Inkin’ Krew is doing a blog hop titled Fall Frenzy – so a fall card was created by each team member. If you have come from the blog of the amazing Jaimie, she has done a beautiful job.

This card was definitely a work in progress and while I’m not convinced it’s my best, it was still fun to do. Sponge daubers were used to create the sun and sky: Crushed Curry, Blueberry Bushel, Pumpkin Pie, even a little Flirty Flamingo. The sky is so FULL of color in real life and the idea was the beginning of a sunset.

The tree is from the wonderful Rooted In Nature stamp set and matching dies. I applied inks directly to the stamp, again using daubers: Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze along the edges of the leaves; Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz were also used for the leaves. Trees are NEVER just one color. :o) Early Espresso was used on the trunk and highlighting the branches in the tree. (I love how the branches really do show through.) After stamping the tree, it was cut out using the matching die. The branch was cut using the Seasonal Layers dies that go with Colorful Seasons stamp set. The leaf was die cut on a piece of Perennial Essence DSP, then a coordinating die cut in copper foil was adhered to that. I curled the leaves, cuz leaves are never flat.

Before placing the tree, I tore another piece of the Perennial Essence paper to create a scene of grassy hillside. The tree was placed on dimensionals, then the branch had dimensionals just on the largest part and Tombow glue was used to adhere the branch to the tree. This creates even more dimension, the larger tree in the distance, the branch in the forefront. Then I placed the leaf.

As this card was created for a gentleman friend who has had some health challenges lately, the sentiment from Rooted In Nature was used and stamped in Blueberry Bushel. The sentiment probably should have been placed above the grassy hillside, but once it was on, well, it was on.

The inside also has a stamped leaf, again using the Perennial Essence papers and the Colorful Season stamp set. Because I want to write a special note, no sentiment was used. It’s very simple. You can also see part of the envelope and the leaf adhered. That leaf is from the Nature Roots dies that coordinate with Rooted in Nature stamp set.

If you want to see the previous blog, please use the appropriate “sign”, otherwise move on to the next blog to see what else has been created by this amazing team. Thanks for stopping by. May you create a beautiful day for someone!

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