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Stampin’ Up! In Good Taste, Mix and Match

Hi Everyone! Hope you had a nice Memorial Day weekend… it was cloudy and overcast, perfect for yard work, not so much for partying… and with the pandemic, not really possible anyway.Still, so thankful and appreciative to those who served our country, sometimes losing their lives, and those who still serve… Grateful, thankful, appreciative…

Today’s card is masculine! I know, a bit unusual for me. I like the simplicity of this card, yet it still has several elements and dimension. This could so easily be a Father’s Day card or birthday card, or a card of thanks and appreciation. Let’s take a look…

In Good Taste DSP Well Said stamp set #1

And here’s what you need to make this card…

  • In Good Taste DSP
  • 2020-2022 In Color 6 x 6 DSP
  • 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots
  • Misty Moonlight cs and ink
  • Whisper White cs
  • Braided Linen Trim
  • Lovely Labels Pick a Punch
  • Well Said stamp set
  • Ornate Style stamp set

And here’s how to do it…

  • Cut a piece of Misty Moonlight for your card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4. Set aside
  • Cut a piece of 2020-2022 In Color 6 x 6 using the Misty Moonlight color, 4 x 5 1/4 and adhere to Whisper White cs 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.
  • Fussy cut a panel of the In Good Taste DSP and adhere to a panel of Whisper White about 1 1/2 width for stability. I like this blue/ white piece as it reminds me of Delft and Bing and Grondahl plates. Does it for you? I put this panel on dimensions and set it aside for now.
  • Next I cut a 1/2 strip of Misty Moonlight for a background for my sentiment. I punched the one end using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch.
  • Stamp your sentiment using the Misty Moonlight ink spot provided in the May PP. (I used the Well Said stamp set and taped off the IS YOU. to use for the inside) on a Whisper White scrap, punch the end with the same Lovely You Pick a Punch and adhered to the Misty Moonlight piece.
  • I laid this on the card front and decided something was missing – so the Braided Linen Thread to the rescue! This is a nice masculine type trim and I like the neutral and how it seemed to tie everything together (PUN :)) Add snail to the back of the 2020-2022 In Color DSP and Whisper White panel, placing the trim 3/4 from the bottom of your panel.
  • Since the sentiment is going over the braided trim, cut your dimensionals in half and place on opposite sides so the sentiment panel doesn’t wobble (ask me how I know that!). Once you have your sentiment strip where you want it, adhere over the trim and cut off the extended end.
  • I added three 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots to the sentiment panel and felt something was still missing. Braided Linen trim to the rescue again! I cut a length and tied a half knot just beyond the sentiment panel and adhered it with a glue dot. Then I frayed the ends of the braided trim cuz I like the look 🙂
  • Let’s see, did we do everything?   Yikes – remember the In Good Taste panel – it has dimensionals on it ready to be adhered – do that and your card front is nearly complete.
  • Put this entire panel on the Misty Moonlight card base in the very first step and your card front is done… yay.

For the inside…

Well Said stamp set
Misty Moonlight
  • Cut a panel of Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4,.
  • Adhere a 1/2 strip of the 2020-2022 In Color DSP to the right  about 1/4 from the edge.
  • Stamp the rest of the sent (is you.) with the Misty Moonlight ink spot
  • Adhere to the inside of your card with liquid glue

Remember to do your envelope… See photo..

  • I adhered the 2020-2022 In Color 6 x 6 DSP to the envelope flap and trimmed to fit
  • I stamped this fun decoration that seemed to fit the Delft look – using the Ornate Style stamp set and the Misty Moonlight ink spot.
In Good Taste DSP
2020-2022 In Color 6 x 6
Well Said stamp set
Ornate Style stamp set

Done done done… And as I said earlier, this card could fit so many occasions for a man.It’s also feminine enough for a woman as well. So many of these products will be available to customers beginning Jun 3. They are part of the NEW and exciting  2020-21 Annual Catalogue. Shop with me, join my team (for those extra discounts!) – lots of bonuses either way. When shopping with me please use my CURRENT HOST CODE J2E4VDGM to receive an item of your choice worth $10 when your purchase is between $50- $150. One free item per customer per month please… Feel free to contact me for further details.

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches

Hi Everyone! It is a cool Thursday here on the East Coast, much cooler than usual for May 21. It is however, sunny – yay… Today’s project began because I saw a card in the new catalogue that had a flower that I really, really liked (see pg 19)and I didn’t know to what stamp set it belonged as it is a new item. I searched and searched and finally found it 😁 (now go to pg. 124) And guess what… I have the stamp from my preorder!!! Little did I know/ realize. So I pulled it out and began playing. The set is called Tasteful Touches and I love everything about this set – from the sentiment fonts to the beautiful images. Here is the start of my playing…

Tasteful Touches

Since I was playing, I first stamped in Soft Suede and prepped two flowers. Aren’t they stunning? I was thinking sepia tone. I colored in all the flower petals for the flower on the left using Wink of Stella – can you see the sparkle in the photo? Then I used Dark So Saffron Blends to color the center. I like it but the flower appears more yellow than sepia tone so I continued playing. The flower to the right is colored using both Light and Dark Petal Pink Blends and Mango Melody for the center. I like this too! In this stamp set is a lovely leaf bunch and I began playing with that… stamping in Soft Suede and coloring in the leaves with Granny Apple Green Blends – again doing two of them. I fussy cut them and decided to make my card with this bunch.  What to do… Here’s the final card – waaay different than my original intention. My hubby calls it ‘rustic’.

Tasteful Touches
  • Crumb Cake cs – roughed the edges by moistening on the back side with an aqua painter then scruffing with my open scissors
  • In Good Taste DSP
  • Soft Sea Foam cs cut with Stitched Shapes Dies
  • Gold Hoop Embellishments
  • Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack
  • Gilded Gems
  • Linen Thread
  • Soft Suede ink
  • Thick Whisper White cs

The inside…

Tasteful Touches

And another view…

Tasteful Touches

What do you think? It is definitely not my ‘run of the mill’ card but I like it a lot. Hope you do as well. The sentiment on the card front is fussy cut and set on dimensionals. The envelope got it’s special treatment as well: In Good Taste DSP on the envelope flap and sentiment from Tasteful Touches on the card front stamped in Soft Suede.

Perhaps tomorrow I will have something creative using the beautiful flowers I prepared today! In the meantime…

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.

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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! and Mosaic Mood SDSP, Butterfly Gala

Hi Folks – it’s Friday, May 1! Aren’t we supposed to have a maypole with streamers and dance around it? If that’s the case, why is it raining so stinking hard? At least the temp is not so terrible… at 5 AM it’s reading 53 degrees!So I guess we COULD go out and dance in the rain, couldn’t we… might be fun. 😂 Well thank you very much, right now I’m writing :o)

For today’s card the focus is on the Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP. It’s the standout… a rather modern look and shiny and can easily be a masculine card. And here’s how we do it…

Mosaic Mood Specialty
DSP, #1
  • Garden Green is the card base 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2
  • Mint Macaron 4 x 5 1/4 (cut 2, one is for the inside)
  • Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP 3 3/4 x 5. Adhere to the Mint Macaron panel with liquid glue.
  • Wrap with Very Vanilla twine (is this retired???), tie a bow. Put this on dimesnionals and adhere to the card front.
  • Stamp your sentiment from the Butterfly Gala stamp set in Garden Green ink. Punch this with your Tag Topper punch. Do another out of Garden Green cs, Adhere together with liquid glue keeping a bottom border.
  • Put dimensionals on just at the top point and bottom point to adhere over the twine.
  • Bingo – your card front is complete!

The inside…

Butterfly Gala #2
  • Adhere the extra Mint Macaron panel to the inside.
  • Cut a piece of Very Vanilla cs 3 3/4 x 5. Stamp your sentiment, again from the Butterfly Gala stamp set, in Garden Green ink.
  • At the bottom, adhere a thin strip of Garden Green cs with liquid glue, then a 1/2 x 4 strip of Mosaic Mood SDSP. Adhere this to the mint Macaron and your card is done!

The envelope got a little extra treatment today…

  • Mosaic Mood SDSP adhered to the flap
  • Butterfly Gala butterflies stamped in the front in Black Memento ink. I love how there is a separate stamp for the body AND for the antennae – for both the small butterfly and the large one.
Mosaic Mood, Butterfly Gala #3

Here’s a reminder…. The Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP is retiring! But… the Butterfly Gala stamp set is not 😁

I was going to save this next card for tomorrow, but just couldn’t wait. it’s too much fun…  the technique is called Scrappy Strip and was developed by Bruno Bertucci. I used scraps from my Mosaic Mood stash to cut strips at an angle and the Butterfly Gala stamp set for the sentiment. Stitched Rectangles Dies were used for the sentiment.Please take special note of the envelope, cuz I like that as much as the card!

Mosaic Mood SDSP & Scrappy Strip technique
Mosaic.Mood SDSP & Scrappy Strip technique










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May you have a beautiful day

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card 



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.

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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! Ornate Garden Suite Masculine Card

I used the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Thanks stamp set and Ornate Layers dies from the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue to create my masculine thank you card today. It was quick and it was easy!

  • Starting with Old Olive 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ card stock, score @ 4 1/4″
  • Cut a piece of Pear Pizzazz 4 ” x 5 1/4″. I appreciate how these two greens work together.
  • Cut a piece Ornate Garden Specialty DSP with the largest die in the Stitched Rectangle dies. Using liquid glue, adhere this to the Pear Pizzazz.
  • Cut a piece of Gold Foil from the Ornate Layers dies. Put dimensionals on the back and attach to the Pear Pizzazz and Ornate Garden SDSP.
  • Cut a strip of Basic Black 1/2″ x 5″. Adhere using snail to the center of the Gold Foil.
  • Cut a piece of Pear Pizzazz about 1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″. Run your embossing buddy across this to remove all static. Stamp the front sentiment with Versamark ink and sprinkle with Black embossing powder and heat set. Once cooled, cut this out with another of the Ornate Layers dies. Color six Rhinestone Basic jewels with Black Stampin’ Up! blends and adhere as shone. Adhere dimensionals to the back of this piece and attach, centering it, over the black strip.
  • Almost done with the front… Add dimensionals to the large Pear Pizzazz and attach, centering, to the Old Olive card base. This card now has three layers on dimensionals and shows such depth and beauty. I love it!

The inside…

  • Cut a piece of Pear Pizzazz 4′ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to the card base with liquid glue.
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White 3 3/4″ x 5″. Stamp the sentiment from the Ornate Thanks stamp set using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Adhere a strip of the Ornate Garden SDSP 1/2″ x 5″ toward the bottom as shown. Adhere the Whisper White to the Pear Pizzazz already attached to the inside of the card and voila!

The envelope flap… adhere a piece of the Ornate Garden SDSP, cut to fit. Your card is ready to share, send, give.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you like this masculine card. I think it looks really elegant. And.. it will fit inside the gift bag from yesterday’s post. Lucky man!!!

Remember the Ornate Garden Suite will become available to customers Apr 1 – May 31. Items will be in the Annual catalogue, but probably not listed as a suite – so definitely a deal as a suite of products.  When you shop with me please use my HOST CODE XYW2SYNV to receive a free gift from me!

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

Stampin’ Up! Ornate Garden SuiteTreat Bag or Card Holder

Hello again… We have had some beeeeauuutiful weather here lately – jonquils and some daffodils are up and blooming; and the hellebores are stunning. The only thing is, I’ve been feeling really punky and haven’t been able to get out and do my garden thing. I’m better mind you, just not up to snuff yet.

Today’s post is more of the products from the Ornate Garden Suite. I had used one of the dies to cut one of the gorgeous papers and needed to cut it down. Well – I didn’t line it up properly and goofed but I couldn’t bring myself to throw that piece out, so I tried again and it worked the way I intended. That stitched (almost) square with the cute scallop using the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP is the result. Take a look see.

Isn’t this fun? Here are the deets:

  • Copper Dotted Treat bag, fold over the top and punch two holes.
  • Cut out a square using the Layering Squares dies, scalloped of course – Terracotta Tile cs and adhere using snail.
  • The next layer is that stunning paper  (Ornate Garden Specialty DSP) using the Ornate Layers dies and cutting it down to almost a square. It isn’t perfect, but I liked that I made it work. Adhere this layer with dimensionals.
  • The next two layers: Mint Macaron cut using the Ornate Frames dies and Whisper White cut using another framelit from that set.
  • The top layer uses the smallest of the Layering Squares dies. It has been stamped with a sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.
  • The ribbon is from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack and uses the Terracotta Tile from the set.

My plan is to make a card to put in this bag, and of course it would need to be in a larger size envelope due to the size of the treat bag. Perhaps you’ll see that card tomorrow. Good plan, right? Remember… this Ornate Garden Suite will become available to customers beginning Apr 1 – May 31and will be listed in the new Annual ’20-’21 Catalogue, but probably not available as a suite of products.

When you want to learn more about this suite and how to order, please contact me. If we do not connect via my blog, please send a note to my email at Thanks for stopping by today. Remember… make someone happy by sending them a handmade card!

Stampin’ UP! Clubhouse fun fold card

Hello – today’s card is definitely masculine and I hope you like it. It can be used for a birthday, congratulations or simply a friendly card. I created it for someone who is a golfer and just needs a ‘pick me up’. Here it is…

What do you think? One of the aspects about SU! that I like so much is that colors coordinate pretty much across the board. When they package their Designer Series Paper, it lists on the back of the package coordinating colors for that particular design. And what I’ve learned is often other shades of a particular color,  say green, may work in nicely as well. And that’s what I did on this card – worked in a different shade of green.

Here are the details…

  • Cut a piece of thick Whisper White cs 6 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, scoring on the long side at 2″.
  • Cut a piece of Country Club DSP 1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere using liquid glue to the left portion of the card front. Refer to the photo for help.
  • Using Night of Navy ink, stamp both the sentiment as well as the golfer from the Clubhouse stamp set on Whisper White card stock. Using the Golf Club dies cut out the golfer and JUST the Greatest Guy part of the sentiment.
  • Using the Stitched So Sweetly dies and Pear Pizzaz cs, cut out a rectangle large enough for the golfer.
  • Using the next larger die from Stitched So Sweetly dies, cut a piece of Night of Navy cs.
  • Using liquid glue, adhere the Pear Pizzaz to the Night of Navy cs. Using dimensionals, adhere the golfer to these two pieces. See photo for placement. Set aside.
  • Cut another piece of DSP 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to the inside of the card.
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White  2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ for the inside. Stamp in Night of Navy ink accordingly. I used the golf ball and this wonderful sentiment. When you look at the photo of the inside of the card, you will see that I separated this into two sections. There’s a simple explanation for that… I goofed when stamping and stamped the sentiment upside down! I was so annoyed with myself. So how to fix it? I simply cut it into two sections 🙂

Back to the front and adhering the panel to the card front.

With the card closed adhere the panel approximately 5/8″ from the left, top and bottom. This will mean it is pretty well centered on the card. I put the glue on the card front instead of the panel cuz I wanted to be sure not to have glue where it wasn’t needed.

Now complete the inside. Open the card and adhere the Whisper White panel to the inside so it is approx. 7/8″ from the fold, bottom and and right edges. What you want to be certain of is that this panel does not show when the card front is closed.

Remember to decorate the envelope – no “naked” envelopes please! And be certain to sign your card. People love to see your name or initials on there.

I hope you like today’s card. Masculine cards are sometimes tricky to create but I like the way this turned out.

Sale-a bration is quickly coming to an end – Mar 31. If you are still wanting to pick up any of these fabulous products do so right away. Reach out to me if you have questions – love to hear from you.

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





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