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Stampin’ Up! Using Retiring Paper

Hi Everyone! I hope you are doing well. It’s beautiful today on the East coast and cries out to be enjoyed and appreciated. One of the things I did this past week was open our backyard to a specific group of folks for meditation and social distancing. They were thrilled at the opportunity to get out! Our backyard provides a peaceful setting and is full of birds so it’s perfect for this. Today may be the time to do that again…

To today’s card(s)… Peaceful Poppies DSP and Lovely Lipstick are not a perfect match, but my challenge to use retiring papers moved me in this direction, and I don’t think it’s too bad. My other challenge was to create something simple, few embellishments (no extra postage!) and be cheerful. I also needed a lot of them. Let’s take a peek:

Peaceful Poppies DSP
Fun Folds

Each card was either a Gatefold or a Z fold to create a bit of fun. And here are the details…

Z Fold Card…

  • Z fold cards are all cut 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2. I used Lovely Lipstick.
  • DSP is 3 x 4 and i used the retiring Peaceful Poppies.
  • The DSP was adhered to basic Black 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 with liquid glue. This was adhered just to the left portion of the Z fold – again with liquid glue.
  • Whisper White cs for the sentiment panel – die cut with the Layering Circles Dies. The sentiment comes from Under My Umbrella – NOT RETIRING!
  • The inside panel, 3 x 4 in Whisper White, was stamped in Black Memento ink using the Peaceful Poppies stamp set. Adhere this so it does not show when the card is closed!

Gatefold Card… I created eight total but used two different dimensions

  • 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 2 3/4 from each end. The Whisper White inside panel is 5 1/4 x 4
  • 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 2 1/8 from each end. The Whisper White inside panel is 4 x 5 1/2
  • The DSP is 3 x 4, adhered to Basic Black 3 1/4 x 4 1/4. Adhere to the left front ‘gate’
  • The inside panel was stamped using the Peaceful Poppies stamp set  – NOT RETIRING!
Peaceful Poppies DSP

The envelopes…

  • All were stamped in the lower left corner with the beautiful poppy from Peaceful Poppies stamp set
  • DSP was adhered to the envelope flap with liquid glue and trimmed to fit. I ran out of this particular DSP so on one envelope I stamped the flap with the same poppy stamp. You can see that in each of the photos.
Peaceful Poppies
Peaceful Poppies DSP












All in all I was able to create 11 cards in such a short time. I’m generally not one to make multiples of the same card, but cutting everything and laying it out made it so easy peasy. I hope you enjoyed this little exercise and make use of some of your retiring papers.

Peaceful Poppies
Gatefold and Z Fold

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Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin Alternatives

Hello All! Today’s post is all about Paper Pumpkin, primarily the May ’20 PP. The colors in this kit show off the new In Colors: Bumblebee, Cinnamon, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Misty Midnight. I really like the names AND the colors themselves – together, well, not so much 😏. Included in the kit was a new ink spot from the new In Color Misty MidnightLet’s take a look…

This first card is made just as suggested…

PP April ’20
Card 1

Card #2 is similar, except I cut it apart vertically in various widths and mounted it on Magenta Madness cs. Everything else is the same.

PP Alternative 1
Card 2

Card 3 I cut apart again making various sizes of squares. They didn’t fit together quite the way I wanted (ugh!) Again I mounted the squares on Magenta Madness. I used a sentiment from Silhouette Scenes. 

PP Alternative #2
Card 3

Card 4 wasn’t cut at all, simply mounted on the Magenta Madness and put on dimensionals, again using the sentiment from Silhouette Scenes.

PP Alternative #3
Card 4

The second set of cards I chose to do was a bit more of a challenge and I made not one the way it was suggested. Card 5…  I removed the card front and cut it in fourths, adhered to Misty Madness cs and mounted on dimensionals, adhering to Thick Whisper White cs. I cut a 1 1/2″ banner from the In Color 2020-2021 6 x 6 DSP using the Triple Banner Punch and adhered to the vellum banner that was part of the kit. I trimmed the vellum banner point to match. I stamped a sentiment on a  1 1/4″ banner from Silhouette Scenes stamp set and adhered that to the same banner. I wrapped the Ruched Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Ribbon around and tied a knot, adhering with a glue dot. The full banner then got dimensionals and was placed as you see it.

PP Alternative #4
Card 5

Card 6 was done similarly except… I placed a 1/2″ strip in the middle from the In Color 2020-2021 6×6 DSP pack (new and available Jun 3), included the vellum panel from the kit, cut a label from Tasteful Labels Dies (new in catalog and available Jun 3) in the In Color 6×6 DSP pack and adhered in the center with dimensionals. I cut another label from the same die set (this is an awesome die set folks!), stamped the sentiment using the ink spot Misty Midnight from the Well Said stamp set. (Father’s Day is JUST around the corner and I thought this could be a fun masculine card)This was adhered to the blue label with dimensionals. I added three 2020-2021 n Color Enamel Dots

PP Alternative #5
Card 6

Card 7 I got a bit more creative and decided a lighthearted Father’s Day card would be fun. I again removed the card front, then used the Balloon Punch to create two balloons. Using the colors in the stripes, I punched additional balloons from Bumblebee cs, Misty Midnight and Pumpkin Pie. I stamped the sentiment on various balloons using the Well Said stamp set. Special Someone stamp set was used to create the rest of the card: tails on the balloons, the raccoon (Soft Suede), the mouse (Smokey Slate). The little embellishments were included in the kit. I added a banner at the bottoms from leftover parts of the card front. This Whisper White got dimesnionals and adhered to Misty Midnight card base.

PP Alternative #6
Card 7

Card 8 and I went a little crazy over the top…  There were left overs from the previous card front so I cut it down to make a square (about 3″), adhered that to a Misty Midnight scallop square cut from the Squares Dies and adhered this to a Bumblebee 3 1/2 x 7 panel (scored at 3 1/2). I used a section of the card front for the inside that shows a bit of the colors where I removed the card front 😉

PP Alternative #7
Card 8
PP Alternative #7
Card 8 small panel inside










Using a Misty Midnight card base, I adhered a panel 4 x 5 1/2 from the 2020-2021 In Color 6×6 pack to the card front . I then adhered the Bumblebee piece all the way to the top of the fold with liquid glue. I stamped a sentiment from the Dressed to Impress stamp set to a piece of Whisper White and cut a banner from the Tasteful Labels Dies (did I say I love these dies?). I adhered one of the fun embellishments from the PP kit to the banner, added dimensionals and adhered to this Bumblebee panel. For the bottom of this card, I stamped another sentiment from the Dressed to Impress stamp set using the included ink spot and cut it using another banner from the Tasteful Labels Dies. I stamped the show in Melon Mambo, colored in with Wink of Stella to give it some glimmer and fussy cut it and adhered to this banner with liquid glue. This banner was added to the card with dimensionals. Again, more embellishments from the PP kit.

Since this card was made with someone special in mind, I wanted lots of room to write something. I simply adhered another of the leftover pieces from the removed card front to a Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4. This was adhered with liquid glue and this card was now complete.

PP Alternative #7
Card 8

Whew! That was fun… 4 more cards in the PP kit to make, but not today. Paper Pumpkin is a fun “gift” to receive each month. It most often has cards to make, but sometimes includes bags or boxes. Each kit includes a stamp set, an ink spot, embellishments such as seen today, also ribbon, adhesives, AND instructions – how great is that?! Consider a PP kit for one month, six months or a years subscription. Ship with me now…

The new Annual 2020-2021 Catalog goes live Jun 3. Start making your list and checking it twice. When shopping with me, include my CURRENT HOST CODE J2E4VDGM  for a free gift from me when your purchase is between $50 – $150. No more than one free gift per customer per month though – let’s not be greedy, ok? That free gift is an item of your choice worth $10.

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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.

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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! Peaceful Moments and Coordinating DSP

Double Z Fold with Peaceful Poppies DSP #1Hi Everyone! Yesterday was so delightful, I played in the yard ALL DAY. Today is a wonderful light rain to help with all the transplanting I did 🥵 It was hard work, but I enjoyed every moment of it. Speaking of moment… good segue into today’s card made with the Peaceful Moments  stamp set and the Coordinating Peaceful Poppies DSP. Here it is…

Double Z Fold with Peaceful Poppies DSP #1

And here’s how to create this fun double z-fold card…

  • Thick Whisper White 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2 & 2 3/4
  • Old Olive 2 1/2 x 4 for the front panel
  • Blackberry Bliss 2 1/2 x 4, 4 x 5 1/4
  • Peaceful Poppies DSP 2 3/8 x 3 7/8 (cut 2) 3 7/8 x 5 1/8; for the panel…1 1/8 x 5 3/8, 1 1/8 x 2 1/8 (cut 2)
  • Whisper White 1 1/8 x 5 1/4, 1/2 x 2 5/81 1/8  x 2 5/8
Double Z Fold with Peaceful Poppies DSP
  • Adhere appropriate panels to your Thick Whisper White cs using liquid glue. Refer to the photo for guidance.
  • Adhere the DSP to the smaller z fold piece using liquid glue
  • Stamp your sentiments in Black Memento ink on the appropriate Whisper White strips
  • Adhere the longest Whisper White with sentiment with liquid glue to the longest z fold panel – add the Peaceful Poppies element with liquid glue
  • Color the Peaceful Poppies element with Light Blackberry Bliss Blends. Cover with the coordinating vellum, attaching jsut at the base with snail. Adhere to the middle panel with liquid glue. Adhere the narrow stamped piece over this with liquid glue.
  • For the last portion of the narrow z-fold panel, stamp your sentiment and adhere with liquid glue.
  • Tricky part… adhering the narrow z fold to the card… adhere the longest panel first, remembering to just adhere to the front left panel of the card. Close the card and adhere the far right panel. Using your grid paper to. line up this panel helps to keep it straight. Card is done!

For the envelope, simply adhere a 2 1/4 x 6 panel of coordinating DSP to the envelope flap; trim and your card is complete – YAY!

Double Z Fold with Peaceful Poppies DSP #1
Double Z Fold with Peaceful Poppies DSP #2










I hope you feel a sense of accomplishment in creating this fun Double Z Fold card. This layout has so many possibilities, I would love to see what you do with it.

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May you have a beautiful day.

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Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms and Parisian Blossoms SDSP

Hi Everyone – it’s Wednesday – hump day as many folks call it. Guess that means mid week 😉 Today’s card is a rather fun fold – maybe accordion (?) and uses a bit more than the usual Specialty DSP. I like it, but it needed LOTS of card cuts cuz I did multiple layering (which I really like). This has two additional layers to each panel…

Forever Blossoms stamp set & Parisian Blossoms SDSP #1

And here’s how it happens…

  • Basic Gray cs 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4. Cut diagonally from the score line to 2″ up from the bottom of the left side of the card stock.
  • Petal Pink cs 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, 2 x 5 1/4, 2 x 3 1/2, 2 x 5 3/8
  • Parisian Blossoms DSP 4 x 5 1/4,1 7/8 x 5 1/8, 1 7/8 x 1 3/8, 1 7/8 x 5 1/4
  • Whisper White scraps approx 1/2 x 4 1/4 fro front sentiment, 4 x 5 1/4 sentiment panel on inside and stamped flowers die cut.  Take a peek  how the panels adhere…
Forever Blossoms #2 – open front
Forever Blossoms #3 – open back










  • The tricky part is the angle for the supplementary panels… but I hope to make this real easy for you 😏… I used the card stock base and the angle already cut as my guideline. For instance, in picture #3 that panel is Petal Pink 2 x 5 1/4. Lay the Petal Pink under the Basic Gray (Basic Gray is on top) and softly pencil the angle onto the Petal Pink. Trim on that pencil line. If it needs more length removed, cut it off the straight bottom.This keeps the angle correct and simply adjusts the length of the new panel. Now do the same for the Parisian SDSP: lay it under the Basic Gray, draw a thin pencil line for the angle (making certain the SDSP is going in the appropriate direction) and trim along the pencil line. Adjust the length to fit 1/8″ smaller than the Petal Pink. Adhere the Petal Pink o the “back” as shown in picture #3, then the SDSP.
  • Now go back to picture #2 and do the same steps for cutting the angle for the front panels – do the Petal Pink first, then the SDSP.
  • Adhere SDSP to the appropriate Petal Pink panel, then adhere to the Basic Gray card base.
  • TIP: Adhering each panel as you go saves you from making mistakes in cutting and adhering.

Now you are ready for the largest panel…

  • Adhere the 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 Petal Pink to the Basic Gray cs, then adhere the SDSP 4 x 5 1/4 to the Petal Pink
  • Stamp the large flower from Forever Blossoms stamp set in Black Memento ink. Color using the Dark Petal Pink Blends. Die cut this with the Cherry Blossoms Dies and adhere using liquid glue.
  • Using the Stitched Rectangles Dies, cut a piece from Whisper White and adhere using liquid glue
  • Stamp your sentiment from the Forever Blossoms stamp set on the 1/2 x 4 1/4 strip, using Black Memento ink. Cut to size
  • Cut a strip of Petal Pink for the scallop under the sentiment, from Be Mine Stitched Framelits. Adhere to the sentiment strip with liquid glue and attach to the far left front panel using liquid glue.

For the envelope..

  • Adhere a 2 1/4 x 6 strip of the SDSP to the envelope flap using liquid glue; trim to fit
  • Stamp the single flower from Forever Blossoms stamp set in Back Memento ink and color using Dark Petal Pink Blends

Done, done, done. Now you have completed an accordion card with multiple layers and it wasn’t so hard. Do you love it? My hubby did and that made me very happy.

What’s retiring from the items used today… only the Parisian Specialty DSP – and folks, it is beautiful and right now a real bargain.. Love love love this paper and I am so glad this stamp set is carrying over into the new 2020-2021 catalogue. If youy would like to shop with me (I like that idea by the way!), please use my CURRENT HOST CODE J2E4VDGM for purchases between $50 – $150 to receive a free item of your choice from me – up to a $10 value. If your purchase is over $150, you will receive not only your free item of choice from me, but Stampin’ Up will offer you something as well. Shop now looking at not only the CLEARANCE RACK but also the RETIRING LIST…


Last Chance Products JJ (US)

Last Chance Products AC (US)

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Stampin’ Up! and Bonanza Buddies and Bonanza Dies

Hi Everyone… Back for my second post of the day – yes, unusual it is! I needed a birthday card and this struck my fancy – today’s card is made using SU! Bonanzas Buddies, Bonanza Dies and Birthday Bonanza DSP. How fun is that!!! This card was inspired by one I saw by
Dawn Olchefske. Thank you Dawn for sharing.

The card cuts are just a bit different and you can see it so clearly in this first photo…

Bonanza Buddies #1
  • Bermuda Bay cs 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4. Remove 1″ from each FRONT SIDE

For the card front…

  • Cut Grapefruit Grove cs 3 3/8 x 4 1/8 and adhere to from panel with liquid glue
  • Cut Birthday Bonanza  DSP 3 1/4 x 4 1/8 and adhere to Grapefruit Grove with liquid glue
  • The tag is made with Whisper White scrap about 2 1/2 x 4 1/4 – cut with the fabulous tag from the Bonanza Dies
  • Stamp your sentiment onto the tag using Memento Black ink and your Stamparatus. I find I get the stamp just so perfectly straight and I don’t have so many mistakes – just sayin’
  • Fussy cut – yes, I did say fussy cut… a toucan and balloons from another of the Birthday Bonanza DSP. This is such fun paper!!!
  • Attach a Grapefruit Grove  twine from the Nature’s Twine set then adhere the tag to the card front with dimensionals. Attach the fussy cut toucan with balloons with liquid glue and dimensionals on the far right of the Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay balloons.

For the inside…

Bonanza Buddies #2
  • Cut two (2) Grapefruit Grove cs 1 x 4 1/8 and adhere to the far left and far right sides.
  • Cut two (2) Birthday Bonanza DSP 7/8 x 4 and adhere to the Grapefruit Grove panels
  • Cut Grapefruit Grove cs 3 1/4 x 4 1/8 and adhere to the center of your inside
  • Cut Whisper White cs 3 1/8 x 4. Stamp your sentiment from the Bonanza Buddies stamp set in Memento Black ink. Again I used the Stamparatus to make the sentiment straight and centered.
  • Cut a banner using the Bonanza Dies and the Birthday Bonanza DSP and adhere with liquid glue.

YAY! Your card is complete… ready to send to someone with a sense of fun n- and who doesn’t need a bit of fun these days to lighten their heart?

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Bonanza Buddies

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Stampin’ Up!, Fun Fold and DSP

Wow! Late post today… I’ve been cleaning out a space and got caught up in the throws of it all… Todays cards are two for one:  another fun fold as yesterday, but turned sideways & a regular 4 1/4″ x 11″. Yesterdays was for our 10 yr old granddaughter – who is a sweetheart and growing up waaay too fast. This one is for our 19 year old grandson, so it needed to be masculine 😏. He’s wonderful… and a general gem of a young man. Am I a proud Nana? You bet I am! The next card is for our 12 year old grandson and I get bragging rights on him too: gentle soul, tender hearted and growing to a man already.

Here’s the card for the 19 year old… it’s simple and perfect for him…

Fun Fold, sideways
Fun Fold inside










Here are the card cuts…

  • It starts with a 4 1/4″ x 11″ Thick Whisper White. Score at 5 1/2″, then trim off 1″ the front edge
  • Cut your DSP 4 1/4″ x 4″ for the front panel, 4 ” x 5 1/4″ for the inside, 2 1/2″ square for the insert panel and a 2 3/4″ square for the back of the insert panel (the part you see when you open the insert); 2/14″ x 6″ for the envelope flap
  • Night of Navy 2 3/4″ square (the 2 1/2″ DSP gets adhered to this) + approx. 3″ scrap for the scalloped layer on card front
  • Whisper White 4″ x 4 1/4″ inside front panel); 3″ x 6″ scored at 3″ (insert panel), a 2 3/4″ square for the inside panel + scrap approx. 3″ square for stamping the image for the front of the panel


  • Adhere the 4″ x 5 1/4″ DSP to the card inside; adhere the 2 1/2″ DSP square to the 2 3/4″ Night of Navy and adhere this to the 3″ x 6″ insert panel for the card front
  • Stamp the 4″ x 4 1/4″ Whisper White with the grass from the March PP kit in Garden Green. Add the bunny, also from the same kit, using Memento Black ink. Adhere this to the left inside of your card using liquid glue
  • While you have the grass and Garden Green handy, stamp the front of the envelope
  • With the scrap of Whisper White, stamp the bunny in Memento Black ink making certain you are stamping it on the diagonal, create a mask, and stamp the grass in Garden Green. Using a Layering Square Die, cut this piece
  • Using a scalloped Layering Square Die, cut a piece of Night of Navy to go behind the bunny/ grass Whisper White piece. Adhere the Whisper White stamped piece to the Night of Navy scalloped piece with liquid glue. Put dimensionals on the back and adhere to the insert panel. Add a pom-pom for the Assorted Pom-Poms  elements available in the SAB catalogue. Stamp your sentiment (I used Itty Bitty Greetings) in Memento Black ink and adhere this insert panel to the inside of the card (the DSP layer).
  • Using a glue dot, adhere a neodynium magnet to the inside panel insert (it should sit right behind the point of the diagonal piece on dimensionals). With the second magnet attached to this, add a glue dot to the back and close the panel over the front of the card that has no decoration. This will match those magnets perfectly and allow your card to stay shut.
  • Open your card and adhere your 4 1/4″ x 4″ DSP to the card front panel using liquid glue

Wow – your card is done…


  • You have already stamped the grass on the envelope front. Now adhere the 2 1/4″ x 6″ DSP to the envelope flap

Card #2 is for the 12 year old growing to close to 6′ already

Tropical Oasis DSP
Tropical Oasis inside










Here’s what’s needed…

  • Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz markers
  • Light Petal Pink Blends
  • Iridescent Sequins Assortment
  • Assorted Pom-Poms
  • Burlap Ribbon – about 5″
  • Papers: Early Espresso Grapefruit Grove, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White and Tropical Oasis DSP
  • Stitched Rectangle Dies
  • Int the Tropics Dies
  • Itty Bitty Greeting for the sentiment
  • March PP stamps

Directions are super easy…

  • Early Espresso 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″
  • Grapefruit Grove 4″ x 5″1/4″ adhered to the card front
  • Tropical… DSP 3 3/4″ x 5″ adhered next
  • With your Whisper White, stamp the palm trees and the bunny. Color the bunny using the Light Petal Pink Blends and adhere the Pom-Pom for the tail (I used liquid glue). Cut with the Stitched Rectangle Dies. Adhere to the card front using dimensionals
  • Add the Iridescent Sequins Assortment with glue dots. They are like little eggs buried for the finding. 😉

Inside the card…

  • Grapefruit Grove 4″ x 51/4″ – adhere to the inside with liquid glue
  • Whisper White 3 3/4″ x 5″ . Die cut two leaves from the In The Tropics Dies from Old Olive cs. Cut a 1/2″ x 5″ strip of matching DSP. Lightly place these so you see where to stamp the bunny.
  • Stamp the bunny in Memento Black ink. Color using the Light Petal Pink Blends
  • Adhere the leaves then the DSP Strip using liquid glue. Adhere all this to the card inside and card is complete!

the envelope…

  • Stamp the grass in Garden Green across, then the bunny in Memento Black ink, just peeking near the edge
  • Adhere the 2 1/4″ x 6″ DSP to the envelope flap.

What fun making cards for very particular folks, knowing they will appreciate and love your creations. The package is already mailed – another delay for my blogging efforts today, but I wanted it there for Easter fun.

Here are all three cards…

Fun Fold with PP bunny, grass
Fun Fold, sideways








Tropical Oasis DSP


Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed the cards.

May you have a beautiful rest of your day

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

Stampin’ Up! and a Fun Fold and DSP

Today’s card is made using Stampin’ Up! products and a very fun fold… Since we can’t be with our grands this Easter, with all the coronavirus about us, making and sending is the best I can do. I’ve gotten a bit of a late start but will finish up today so you may see the other items in a future post 😏 But for now, here we go…

Fun Fold with PP bunny, grass
DSP Treat holders








Items needed for the card…

  • Garden Green 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″, then 1″ removed from the front; 3 1/4″ x 6 1/2″, scored at 3 1/4″ (this is the insert); approximately 3″ x 3″ for front of insert; 2 1/4″ x 6″ for the envelope flap
  • Designer Series Paper (DSP) of choice 3″ x 5 1/4″ for the left front; 4″ x 5 1/4″ for the inside
  • Whisper White 3 x 5 1/4″ for inside the front flap; 3″ x 3″ for the left part of the insert; approximately 3″ x 3″ for the front of the insert
  • Iridescent Sequins Assortment from the SAB catalogue
  • Basic Pearl Jewels
  • Assorted Pom-Poms from the SAB catalogue
  • Layering Squares Dies
  • March PP stamps
  • Garden Green ink & Memento black ink


  • Adhere DSP to the card front, the inside and the insert plus your envelope flap
  • Stamp your bunny in Memento Black ink for the insert front, create a mask for the bunny, place it over the stamped bunny on the Whisper White cs, and stamp the grass with your Garden Green ink (I love this grass!!!)
  • Using just the grass stamp, stamp the Whisper White piece for inside the front of the card, stamping twice (Did I say I love this grass?)
  • Go ahead and stamp your envelope while you have everything handy 😁
  • Die cut your bunny that is on the 3″ x 3″ piece with a Layering Squares Die
  • Die cut the 3″ x 3″ Garden Green with the scalloped Layering Squares Die. Adhere the two together with liquid glue, put on dimensionals and adhere to the insert piece, MAKING CERTAIN THE FOLD IS ON THE RIGHT.
  • Adhere this to the inside of your card – almost finished…
  • Stamp your 3″ x 3″ piece with sentiment of choice. Mine came from A Wish For Everything stamp set and Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set
Fun Fold inside

Items needed for the treat bags…

  • 6″ x 6″ DSP of choice (Our grands are 19, 12 and 10, the girl being the 10 yr old. Can you tell which treat bag goes to which grand?)
  • Buttons (these are retired ones in my stash!)
  • Thread or twine to coordinate (again retired items in my stash)
  • Tear n Tape
  • Glue dots

Directions for the treat bags…

  • Choosing one side, adhere Tear n Tape almost to end of paper
  • Fold DSP into a cone shape carefully rounding the paper so it doesn’t fold, adhere together
  • Thread button and tie a bow, adhere to DSP with glue dots
  • FILL – this is important 😳

Thanks for stopping by today. It was nice being with you to share my creations. 

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card – or a treat!

Fun Fold with PP bunny, grass
DSP Treat holders

Stampin’ Ip! Ornate Garden Specialty DSP, Ornate Borders Dies

Todays Card is a fun use of the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Garden Specialty DSP and the Ornate Borders Dies. It’s a panel card, at least that’s what I’m calling it, meaning it doesn’t open 🙂 It simply has a panel that fits inside the folded DSP. Let’s take a look….

This Ornate Garden Specialty DSP is so sweet and I wanted to emphasize this particular pattern for as much of the card as possible. This is what I did…

  • Mint Macaron card base cut to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″; also cut 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ for the inside panel
  • Ornate Garden SDSP cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″; another with same dimension but score this at 4″
  • Adhere the 4 “x 5 1/4” SDSP to the card base using liquid glue
  • Cut a panel 1/2″ x 4″ from Gold foil. Using a die from the Ornate Borders Dies, run it through your embossing/ diecut machine. Adhere this diecut to the fold-over piece of SDSP. Cut about a 20″ length of Mint Macaron 1/4″ ribbon, run over it with your snail adhesive and adhere evenly around the back and front, covering slightly where the Gold Foil diecut was attached.Tie a bow. TIP: use your grid paper to make certain the ribbon is attached evenly. 
  • Using tear ‘n tape, adhere to the sides and bottom of this panel and attach to the card base.
  • Cut three flowers from Gold Foil scrap using the Ornate Border Dies. Adhere Glitter Enamel Dots to the center of each flower. Put on dimensionals and attach accordingly.

Now for the inside…

  • Whisper White cut to 2 is 7/8″ x 4 1/4″. Stamp your sentiment (I used the Peaceful Moments stamp set) with Stazon Jet Black ink. I like how clear this ink stamps! I also added a sweet flower from the Special Someone stamp set. This was colored using Flirty Flamingo and Daffodil Delight markers. TIP: When using Stazon Jet Black ink, DO NOT USE BLENDS TO COLOR! It simply smears the ink instead of adding color.
  • Using the Ornate Borders Dies once more, cut the same border die from Blushing Bride cs (approx. 1/2″ x 4″). Adhere to the Whisper White panel using liquid glue.
  • Adhere this Whisper White panel to the 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ Mint Macaron piece. Cute, cute!

The envelope…

  • Cut a piece of matching SDSP from the Ornate Garden SDSP pack 2 1/4″ x 6″. Adhere with liquid glue and trim.
  • Stamp the adorable flower used on the card panel insert on the envelope front (I did it five times!) Color using Flirty Flamingo marker for the petals and Daffodil Delight marker for the flower center.

Isn’t this card sweet?!

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