Terry Lynn Bright, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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SU! Forever Fern and Forever Flourish Dies

Hi Everyone! Some days just do not go as planned – what can I say… I have a beautiful card for you, one using those gorgeous Forever Gold Laser-Cut SDSP pieces, Gold Hoops Embellishments, and several die cuts. It was so fun to layer these pieces , adhering was really easy too.

Forever Fern stamp set
Forever Flourishing Dies

I started with a piece of Just Jade cs and one of the rectangles in the Forever Gold Laser-Cut SDSP, keeping the gold side up and adhering with Stampin Seal where the wreath was going. I die cut a leaf from the the Forever Flourish Dies in Whisper White and another in Soft Sea Foam. Then I stamped several leaves from the Forever Fern stamp set on Whisper White with these inks: Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, and Shaded Spruce – and die cut them. I also pulled out gold berries and a leaf garland from the SDSP.

Forever Fern stamp setForever Flourishing Dies

I began the layering with the Whisper White leaves first, then the Soft Sea Foam then the Gold Hoops Embellishments. Next was the Pear Pizzazz going up, the Garden Green going down, then Gorgeous Grape followed by the gold berries. On top of that was the Shaded Spruce leaf the the garland spray on the white side. Each of these was adhered with either liquid glue or a glue dot… and I slipped in dimesnionals under some of the leaves to keep them raised a bit. What ribbon to use – I tried several and settled on. the Magenta Madness 1/4″ ribbon which really adds some zing.

This entire panel was adhered to Pear Pizzazz cs then onto Thick Whisper White card base, using liquid glue each time. The card front was now complete and I love the look!

Forever Fern stamp set
Forever Flourishing Dies

Inside I took another panel of Pear Pizzazz and adhered it with liquid glue. On the Whisper White panel, I stamped  the leaf in Pear Pizzazz, stamping off at least once. Then I stamped the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape. This was adhered with liquid glue to the Pear Pizzazz and the card was complete.

Forever Fern stamp set

For the envelope… Forever Greenery DSP was adhered to the flap. The leaf for the front got some extra treatment 😏… With sponge daubers, Pear Pizzazz and Shaded Spruce inks, daub in various places for coloring, then stamp on the envelope. Makes it look just like the DSP on the flap… ta da! Isn’t that an awesome look? And so easy!!!

Forever Fern stamp setForever Flourishing Dies
Forever Fern stamp set
Forever Flourishing Dies

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.


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SU! Jar of Flowers

Hi Everyone… It’s Friday, TGIF day and the weather folks say it’s a beautiful weekend ahead. YAY! Tomorrow is hubby’s b’day 😍 and we are headed to a National Park picnic area to meet up with our kids and their families ~ eek ~ so excited! But we have to be so careful… elder daughters hubby is compromised health~wise and so is their older son (age 19)… just sayin’ it’s been six months since we have seen that family in person and I so badly want to hug every one of them…. But I am going to be good, good, good. I rarely go out so definitely self quarantining, and I don’t want to do anything that would jeopardize their health. We are taking chairs so we can socially distance, and we are not sharing food. Our other daughter/ hubby will be there too but they live about 20 minutes from us and while we socially distance, we see them about once a week, which is really nice. Sounds sterile doesn’t it? But there will be love and laughter… and celebration! 💕💕 Enough already…

Today’s card has a definite country look…Does it ever happen that the vision you have is NOT what is created? Well, that definitely happened with this card, but I still like it… here ’tis…

Jar of Flowers stamp set

And here are the products used to make this card…

  • Jar of Flowers stamp set
  • Lovely Youn stamp set (sentiment & leaf on inside panel)
  • Bumblebee cs
  • Early Espresso cs & ink
  • Thick Whisper White cs
  • Watercolor paper (which probably should have been Whisper White cs :O)
  • Linen Thread
  • Pear Pizzazz ink
  • Mint Macaron ink
  • Balmy Blue ink
  • Black Stazon ink
  • Lots of Blends: Lt Old Olive, Daffodil Delight combo pack, Early
    Espresso combo pack, Pumpkin Pie combo pack, Highland Heather combo pack, Dk Petal Pink

And here’s the how…

Stamp the flower image in Black Stazon ink. And here was my mistake… I wanted this to be done in watercolor, but the image is really too small. Watercolor is great for backgrounds or a larger image, so I switched and colored the flowers with Blends… Make a mask with the flower stamp, place it over the flower and stamp the jar (vase) in Pear Pizzazz. I wanted this jar to look like one of the old fashioned blue-green glass canning jars. Stamp the water in Balmy Blue. Not for nothing, but this should have been stamped off at least once! Stamp the stems in Pear Pizzazz.

Use the Take Your Pick tool and the Stampin ‘ Pierce mat to punch four small holes at the edge of the opening. Weave the Linen Thread through the holes and tie a bow. Love it! The card front is ready to be adhered to Bumblebee cs, then early Espresso, put on dimensionals and on to the Thick Whisper White card base. Nice!

The inside…

Lovely You stamp set

Stamp the sentiment from the Lovely You stamp set in Early Espresso and the leaf from this same set in Pear Pizzazz, stamped off at least twice so it’s a soft image onto a Whisper White panel. This is a wonderful stamp set with super fonts – just sayin’. Adhere with liquid glue to a Bumblebee panel and then to the card inside. Your card is now ready for an envelope!


The envelope..,.

Jar of Flowers stamp set #3

I had some paper strips left over from cutting down cs so simply adhered them to the flap and the front of the card. What do you think? This idea would be very appropriate for a masculine card but sure ties this card to the envelope – and I like it…  TIP: I usually have my Silicone craft sheet handy when I do this, so as not to get glue all over my work surface. Paper strips often have glue on the ends that go beyond the paper it’s being adhered to and the Silicone craft sheet is so easy to clean… just roll the glue with your finger and that’s it!

While this card did not turn out as I had envisioned, it is a definite ‘send now’ kind of card that I want to share with someone special – so out it will go today… Would you like to make this same card and maybe don’t have the stamp sets or Blends? I you do not have a demonstrator, shop with me! Use my CURRENT HOST CODE J2E4VDGM if your product purchase is between $50-$150 to receive a free SU! $10 item of your choice from me. If your purchase is over $150, do not use the host code. (yes, you will still receive the gift from me…) SU! will allow you to use their Stampin’ Rewards for free items too. So there you go ~ have at it, shop away. If you do not have a catalog just yet, please browse through the PDF attached, then let me know how I can help.

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card!

Stampin’ Up! AMY’S INKIN’ KREW Blog Hop

The theme for this month’s Blog Hop is all about “For the boys/ men…” and we could interpret that any way we wanted. Hubby’s birthday is in June and he is a sailing man. The new blue in the 2020-2021 In Colors for Stampin’ Up! is titled Misty Midnight. I love that! And it’s perfect to work with for a man – my man. And the Sailing Home carrying over stamp set is a perfect match in many ways. I also used the NEW Tasteful Labels Dies (eek! – fun!) and the Many Mates stamp set (love this too!)

You may be joining me today from the talented Julie Johnston. Thanks for following the blog hop!

The card is a take-off of a Gate Fold card – modified version. I actually followed the really good directions of my upline Mary Deatherage, who created a card using this fun fold. It’s easy!

For the boys/ men #1
  • Cut your card base 4 1/4 x 11, score at 5 1/2. I used Whisper White
  • Cut another piece of card stock (I used Night of Navy 5 1/4 x 8, score at 2″ and 6″
  • Mark the center of each of the short panels( 2 5/8). Cut to the center of each short panel (or gates) creating a V – see photo… I apologize… should have taken a photo PRIOR to completing the card – grrr
For the boys/ men #2
  • Cut a piece of  In Good Taste DSP 1 7/8 x 5 (2 of these) Follow the same procedure for cutting.  Adhere DSP panels to the card front “gates” using liquid glue. (This DSP is available to customers June 3!)
  • Cut apiece of the 2020-2021 6 x 6 DSP  Misty Midnight 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 and adhere using liquid glue to the inside of the Night of Navy panel (This DSP is available to customers June 3!)
  • Using the Stitched so Sweetly Dies, cut a panel for the sentiment and the sailboat. The sentiment, sailboat and birds are from Sailing Home stamp set.  I used Night of Navy ink. Adhere to the inside front panel with liquid glue.
  • Adhere this modified gate-fold to your card base with liquid glue.
  • Cut a strip 1 x 10 for the belly band. I used the new 2020-2021 IN COLOR Bumblebee. Don’t you love that name? It is so descriptive.
  • Cut another panel using a smaller Stitched So Sweetly Dies and Bumblebee card stock. Adhere to the belly band with dimensionals.
  • * Using two of the Tasteful Labels Dies (available to customers June 3!), cut panels, one in Night of Navy and one in Whisper White. Adhere with liquid glue to the Bumblebee diecut.
  • Stamp your sentiment using the new Many Mates stamp set. I added three of the new 2020-2021 In Color Enamel Dots. They are so cute! (Both of these are also available to customers June 3)

The front of your card is complete! Yay! And it’s gorgeous already. 😏 Now for the inside…

For the boys/ men… #3
  • Cut a piece of Night of Navy 5 3/8 x 4 1/8. Adhere using liquid glue.
  • Cut a Whisper White 5 x 3 7/8. Stamp with your sentiment and the anchor from the Sailing Home stamp set and Night of Navy ink. Adhere using liquid glue. Done!

Remember your envelope…Cover the envelope flap with the new 2020-2021 6 x 6 In Color DSP, adhering with liquid glue. Trim. Done, done, done…

For the boys/ men #









This was such a fun card to do. It looks complicated but isn’t at all and is just stunning.

Remember all those products I mentioned that are NEW! Purchasing from me is easy and when buying product between $50 – $150 you receive free product from me :O) Please use my current HOST CODE… J2E4VDGM .

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.


Now on with the hop…. to the very creative Amy Koenders.

If you get lost or disconnected along the way, you may get back in by connecting with any of these participating members today… Enjoy the hop!

  1. Mary Deatherage –
  2. Karen Ksenzakovic –
  3. Sue Prather –
  4. Jaimie Babarczy –
  5. Leslie Larkin –
  6. Karen Finkle –
  7. Connie Troyer –
  8. Akiko Sudano –
  9. Julie Johnston –
  10. Terry Lynn Bright –
  11. Amy Koenders –





Stampin’ Up! Old and New

Hi All! It’s Thursday, May 7 and I desperately hoping for my order from the NEW 2020-2021 ANNUAL CATALOG to arrive today. I will be very anxious to share the new products with you once they arrive. But for today, what I’m showing is something I made for a friend of mine. We were to have had our state convention last weekend and these were to have been given to her then – as a thank you for her leadership. Take a peek…

Best Dressed 3×3 Notecards repurposed

These are just adorable in person. Photos just don’t quite show how cute they really are. I think there are 12 notecards in a set – I forget really… but I have three left and will finish them up today. I made nine but only took a photo of these as they wouldn’t all fit in the photo frame!

Mini pizza box #1
Mini pizza box #2
Mini pizza box side view


There are some carryover products used and some new and some retiring. The new items are ribbons from the Ornate Garden Suite and I used Old Olive. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Here is the list of all the products used to create these fun gift cards.

  • Small Bloom Punch – carrying over from the recent mini catalog
  • Medium Daisy Punch – carrying over
  • Large Daisy Punch – carrying over
  • Leaf Punch – I thought it was carrying over, but maybe not – I have to look again

That’s it for the punches, now for the ribbons and accessories…

  • Crinkle Seam Binding – carrying over from the mini catalog
  • Old OliveOld Olive from the Ornate Garden Combo – new item
  • Flax ribbon 5/8″ – retiring – I cut a length and pulled individual strings from it to make a bow :O)
  • Pearlized Doilies – retiring
  • Clear and Gold Faceted Gems – retiring
  • Perennial Essence Floral Centers – retiring

Papers, notecards, ink and boxes…

  • Mini Pizza boxes – carrying over
  • Best Dressed 3×3 Notecards & Envelopes – retiring
  • Designer Series Paper 6×6 – retiring (this is a variety pack)
  • Come Sail Away DSP – retiring
  • Pearl Essence Vellum
  • Noble Peacock Foil Sheets
  • Balmy Blue ink and Purple Posy (you can use stampin’ Blends)

Fun project and knowing to whom I’m sending them makes it more fulfilling somehow. Anyway – hope you enjoyed seeing these today.

Thanks for stopping by

May you have a beautiful day

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card 

Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballad Laser Cut Cards and Tin

Hi Everyone- BEAUTIFUL day today here – hope yours is as well. I brought out my Bird Ballad Laser Cut Cards and Tin to share with you. This set is just so stunning and takes my breath away a bit. It doesn’t need very much to decorate, unless you want to. I wanted these to be very un-fussy so here’s what I did…

Bird Ballad Laser Cut Cards #1
Bird Ballad Laser Cut cards #2










These first two have Perennial Essence DSP layered behind the laser front and then a bit of extra trim on the inside. Because the DSP is two-sided, it is sometimes difficult to decide which you want for the focal point. One side is about as stunning as the other.

Then I decided to add a bit of ribbon and it a different look. Not sure I like it quite as much, what do you think? Any opinions? Here’s a list of the various ribbons…

Bird Ballad Laser Cut Card with ribbon #3
  • Metallic Edge ribbon 3/8″ in gold (very vanilla) and silver (white) – – carrying over to the new catalogue
  • Metallic ribbon 1/4″ Seaside Spray – –  carrying over to the new catalogue
  • Ruched ribbon 1/4″ in Daffodil Delight – – also carrying over
  • Metallic Edge ribbon 1/4″ in Petal Pink (retiring, sadly – but on sale!)

Here’s a couple individually with the ribbon for a closer look…

Bird Ballad Laser Cut Card w/ ribbon #4
Bird Ballad Laser Cut Cards w/ ribbon #5










And here’s the gorgeous tin for holding all the beauteous cards…

Bird Ballad Laser Cut Cards and Tin #6

So tomorrow – TOMORROW – I have the privilege as a demonstrator for Stampin’ Up! to place a preorder of some of the new items offered in the NEW 2020-2021 ANNUAL CATALOG. EEEK! So excited… And then – I will be able to share the new goodies with you when they arrive. 😁  😏 Want to be apart of that group who can place preorders and receive discounts? Ask me how you can JOIN MY TEAM!

Thanks for stopping by

May you have a beautiful day

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card

Stampin’ Up! Retiring List

Stampin’ Up! has announced it’s Retiring List from both the Mini Jan – Jun Mini Catalogue AND the 2019-2020 Annual catalogue. Items go F.A.S.T. so check to see what items you are interested in, make a list, check it twice, then place that order so you get what items you cannot live without. 😏

Last Chance Products AC (US)

Last Chance Products JJ (US)

Stampin’ Up! DSP and Detailed Bands Die

Todays post is all about the Stampin’ Up Detailed Bands Dies and a couple of 6 x 6 DSPs – to be exact, the 2019-21 In Color 6×6 DSP and the Neutrals 6×6 DSP. I’ve created two cards in the same format, just changed things up a bit differently for each. Let’s take a look.

2019-21 In Color 6×6 DSP, Detailed Bands Die
Neutrals 6×6 DSP, Detailed Bands Die










See how similar? Can you tell the differences? Both hav e ther raised center, but the left or Smokey Slate card has a shadow created at the top with a piece of Smokey Slate, the Terracotta Tile card on the right does not. The other obvious difference is the ribbon on the Terracotta Tile card. Originally I thought each card would be totally monochromatic, but I didn’t like it so simply switched the center section. What’s pretty cool with this die is the center is cut at the same time, so it can be used – or not.

Here are the details:

  • Smokey Slate 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
  • The next layer is a Thick Whisper White 5 3/8 x 4 1/8
  • The following layer is the coordinating DSP. I love the handwriting piece!
  • Adhere layers 2 and 3 together with liquid glue
  • In the Smokey Slate card those two layers were adhered to the front of the card with liquid glue. In the Terracotta Tile card, I put these two layers on dimensionals and adhered them to the card front
  • Using the Detailed Bands Dies, cut your band out of Whisper White cs. Adhere directly to the card front with liquid glue in the center of the card. On the Terracotta Tile card I did attach a Metallic Edge Ribbon 3/8″ to each end using glue dots, then adhered it to the card front. Here’s a picture (not a very good one) of where I put the liquid glue on the back of the band.
Detailed Bands Die – glue areas circled
  • Cut another center out of Smokey Slate, cut in half lengthwise and set aside
  • Stamp your sentiment on the center piece using your Stamparatus. It allows for perfect centering! Since I was creating two cards at the same time, one was stamped using Smokey Slate, and the other was Terracotta Tile. The sentiment – Peaceful Moments stamp set
  • The center band stamped in Terracotta Tile got one half of the Smokey Slate piece adhered to the back to create a shadow
  • Adhere the center band to the card front with dimensionals.
  • Trim the ends of the bands

The inside…

           Terracotta Tile card inside

  • Cut a 4 x 5 1/4 Whisper White panel
  • Adhere a 1/2 x 4 strip of the coordinating DSP 1/4″ from bottom
  • Using the Positive Thoughts stamp set, stamp the butterfly in Smokey Slate full strength and then continuing up the panel without reinking
  • Adhere the white panel to the card inside and the card is done!
  • The envelope is the last step…
    Neutrals 6×6 DSP, Detailed Bands Die

    Stamp the feather from Positive Thoughts stamp set on the card front using the same steps as with the butterfly – stamp full strength and continue stamping across without reinking. Adhere a coordinating Smokey Slate Neutral 6×6 DSP panel to the envelope flap.

    2019-21 In Color 6×6 DSP, Detailed Bands Die
    Terracotta Tile card inside





  • Here the butterfly is stamped in Smokey Slate full strength each time for the card front. I actually stamped 3 times but one is hidden!
  • Adhere the same 2019-21 In Color 6×6 DSP to the envelope flap and these two cards are complete! So why did I use a feather on one card and a butterfly on the other? Simple… I wanted to use the feather on the Smokey Slate card to make it more useful as a masculine card and I think it works perfectly.

I love how Stampin’ Up! creates products that can be used for so many different types of projects. Are you interested in purchasing some products? Let’s connect!

Thanks for stopping by today

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card!

Stay safe. Stay well

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! Third Release for Sale-a-bration

Stampin’ Up! is doing amazing things… and to inspire us all they have a THIRD RELEASE for the final days of Sale-a-bration (SAB). Products available in the first and second releases may still be ordered, but this Third Release is a stimulation for all of us. When you order from this THIRD RELEASE you must use the item number shown on the flyer below as they are a different item number strictly for this final sale. Please see the flyer for more details – then place your order with me!



I’ll be back later today with a really fun project using the

Flowering Foils Specialty DSP

that is also a free product during SAB. 

For now – continue crafting… what else are you going to do during the time of “self containment”? Who really wants to clean out the garage, the attic or a closet? Well, not me! But I will say that yesterday hubby and I began tackling the garage, for that is our storage area for all things. Yes, we get our cars in the garage… but it’s cramped and a bit scary. So that’s been rather a freeing project if I do say so myself. I have some items to shred, but thank goodness our sanitation workers are still on the job and our recycling goes out today. Lots of old papers that don’t need keeping any more are part of that pickup.

See you soon with all the details of my project and a fun gift set! 

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