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SU!Tasteful Labels Dies, Playing with Patterns 6×6 DSP

Hello again… baby card #4. So different from the other three and still from the very same DSP! Love this… and this may be my favorite so far…

Playing with Patterns 6×6 DSP
Tasteful Labels Dies

I love how this turned out, maybe because it’s bright, cheerful and has several coordinating colors. The base of the card is Thick Whisper White 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2. Cut a panel of Purple Posy 4 x 5 1/4 and run through your die cutting/ embossing folder using the gorgeous and very versatile Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder. Adhere with Stampin Seal to the card front. TIP: When adhering embossed panels I find it helpful to use Stampin Seal. I find it covers better somehow and I just prefer the way it holds the panel. 

The next layer is Coastal Cabana 4 1/4 x 3 1/4. Then cut three panels of the Playing with Patterns 6×6 DSP that coordinate and compliment each other. These are cut 1 1/2 x 3, 1 x 3, and 1 1/4 x 3. TIP: Adhere the two end pieces first and the center one last. This allows for perfect centering of all panels. Cut a length of Night of Navy 1/2″ Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon from the Boho Indigo Product Medley. (This gorgeous ribbon – just sayin’) Know where you want the ribbon to end and adhere that section with Stampin Seal. Then wrap the end of the ribbon to the back of the card creating a loop. Adhere to the back with Stampin Seal. I love the way this looks, as though it is creating a banner :O). Put dimensionals on this panel and set aside.

Die cut a circle from Coastal Cabana with the Layering Circles Dies. Die cut another circle using the Tasteful Labels Dies (there is such a collections of cool labels in this die set!) from Whisper White. Stamp the sentiment with Night of Navy from the Best Year stamp set. Adhere this to the Coastal Cabana circle with liquid glue. Add three Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins. Put dimensionals on this circle duo (top and bottom only) and adhere over the ribbon.

Take this Coastal Cabana panel and attach to the card front about 1/2″ from the right edge. Your card front is now complete. Again, the inside is super duper easy: layer Purple Posey 4 x 5 1/4 and Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5; add a strip of coordinating DSP; adhere to the card inside and the card is done. The envelope gets a strip 2 1/4 x 6 adhered to the flap and trimmed. Done, done, done.

Tasteful Labels Dies
Playing with Patterns 6×6 DSP

Since this is card #4, here are the other three to be sent as a new baby gift. I have intentionally not put thank you sentiments or congratulations on any of these as they can be used as an announcement or any other purpose., sharing a photo even.

Playing with Patterns 6×6 DSP
Playful Alphabet Dies

Waterfall card

Playful Alphabet Dies
Playing with Patterns 6×6 DSP
Pattern Play stamp set

Aren’t these a fun assortment? Tomorrow I will share the last of the baby cards, then move on to something else… 😳

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May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

Not for nothin’… today, Jul 2, SU! Demonstrators around the world will be ordering from the Aug- Dec Mini Catalog. This used to be called the Holiday catalog but SU! decided to have a longer sales period for this cattie and renamed it. Smart, right? Anyway – I can’t share anything just yet, but will soon! Keep your eyes peeled 😜 for more new stuff!

SU! A Box and Tasteful Labels Dies

Hello again… did you miss me yesterday? I hope so :o) Today’s project is not a card at all. I was doing some tidying of my craft space yesterday  (seems as though I’m always doing that) and decided to make a container to hold die cut pieces, stamped pieces, odds and ends like that. I didn’t want anything too large (my crafting area is rather small) and I wanted it to compliment other containers. Gosh, do you need all that explanation? Maybe not… anyway, here is my project.

SU! Tasteful Labels Dies & storage

And a side view…

SU! Tasteful Labels Dies & storage

And here’s a view with the box slightly open, so you can see the holder slides out…

SU! Tasteful Labels Dies & storage

I made two of these, pretty much same size… one holds paper clips and small binder clips – both of which I use a lot. The other holds those die cuts I mentioned earlier. The difference in the two boxes is that one has a ribbon for sliding the holder out of the sleeve, the other has a taller ‘end’ for sliding through the sleeve in and out. Hopefully you can see that in the photos.

Supplies used…

  • Window sheet – 2 3/8 x 5
  • Tasteful Labels Dies
  • Just Jade cs (for the base) 5 1/2 x 8
  • Forever Greenery DSP 7 3/4 x 5
  • Tear n Tape

I wanted the base to have strength so the sides of the base needed to fold over themselves. Here’s are two fairly good pictures of what the base looked like after scoring and trimming.

Storage base
Storage base
  • Score around all sides 5/8″ & 1 3/8″ and burnish.
  • Trim as in above photos, then add Tear n Tape as in photos.
  • Fold over those longer areas seen in photo 5, adhering the sides for strength.
  • Turn over and complete the adhering of the ends so the box is now solid and secure.

The top… BIG TIP… when creating tops or lids for boxes, scoring needs to be just a shade different so the box slides in and out easily. Use a shim against the side of the scoring tool to create that needed space. I used a piece of window sheet, but you could easily use a piece of cs.

  • Cut the Forever Greenery DSP 7 3/4 x 5
  • With your shim to the far edge of the scoring tool, score at 7/8, 3 15/16, 4 3/16 and 6 5/8. Burnish. Add Tear n Tape to one end.
  • Determine which wide side is your top, and use the Tasteful Labels Dies to die cut an opening
  • Adhere window sheet (2 3/8 x 5) to inside with Tear n Tape
  • Wrap around your base for fitting. Trim excess if necessary then adhere together. Voila!  Here’s the photo of the completed box again…
    SU! Tasteful Labels Dies & storage

    Fun, right? Fill with those extras on your stamping table so you have more space to create… 😏

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May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card (or box filled with goodies!)



Stampin’ Up! Forever Gold Specialty DSP, Note cards and Envelopes

Today is TGIF day! Woohoo! For me, it doesn’t matter for everything has changed. Early this morning hubby had a Zoom meeting for Kiwanis. It seems the way we define what day it is, is by the zoom obligations… odd, right? While he was participating in his ZOOM meeting, I created this quick and easy card. I love this new In Color – Magenta Madness… 😁

Forever Gold SDSP, Notecards & envelopes

Made with SU! Notecards and Envelopes, new In Color Magenta Madness (new and available to customers Jun 3) cut to 3 3/8 x 4 7/8, Forever Gold Specialty DSP (new and available to customers Jun 3), Whisper White for the sentiment panel, Greenery Embossing Folder (new and available to customers Jun 3), Tasteful Touches stamp set (new and yes! available to customers Jun 3) for both the sentiment and the sprig. I used Pretty Peacock for stamping.


  • The white decorated piece that covers most of the Magenta Madness is one of the gorgeous foils in the Forever Gold Specialty DSP. And yes, it is gold on the other side. Adhere with liquid glue to the Magenta Madness cs, then adhere this to the note card with more liquid glue.
  • The next layer is another of the papers in the Forever Gold Specialty DSP. To give it strength to put on dimensionals, I adhered some card stock to the back, then adhered the piece to the front of the card with dimesnionals.
  • Stamp your sentiment using Pretty Peacock ink (here I used Night of Navy) and the Many Mates stamp set (new and available to customers Jun 3).Cut that sentiment with a circle from the Tasteful Labels Dies (new and available to customers Jun 3) out of Whisper White. Adhere with dimensionals.
  • Stamp the inside with the leaf spray from Tasteful Touches stamp set using Pretty Peacock.
  • Stamp the envelope with the same spray.
  • Run the Magenta Madness through your embossing machine using the NEW  Greenery Embossing Folder (yep! new and available to customers Jun 3). Be sure to spritz the paper lightly with water to get a really nice dry embossing. Isn’t this leaf imprint gorgeous!
Forever Gold SDSP, Notecards & envelopes

Your card is complete and ready to mail. This card is being sent today as a sympathy card. Although the Magenta Madness is bright, it is softened with the overlay of the Foil paper. It still comes across as elegant and prepared with loving care.

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.


Shop with me… Now is the perfect time to stock up on those retiring items, many at a reduced price. Please refer to the graphic for that information. And don’t forget the Clearance Rack – it has some really fabulous deals!

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The new catalogue goes LIVE Jun 3. My catalogs for the 2020-2021 year should be arriving any day. If you have shopped with me in the last 3 months, you will receive a catalog from me. If you do not have a demonstrator, please, let’s connect so that I may send you the newest of the new 😁

Please use my current host code when shopping with me. That way I will be able to send

you a special surprised from me, worth $10. You must purchase between $50 – $150 to qualify.


Another puzzle complete – this was sooo hard! The colorsvery similar and the pieces were curvy more that anything else. A definite challenge…

flowers puzzle



Stampin’ Up! Birds and Branches with matching Dies

Hi Folks! Guess what I received in the mail today… my NEW 2020-2021 ANNUAL CATALOGUE!  Woohoo!!! Oh my, so many special new products that I think you are going to love…

NEW 2020-2021 Annual Catalog

Today’s card is made using the brand new Birds and Branches stamp set, the matching Birds and More Dies, Lovely Joy stamp set and Field of Flowers stamp set and the new Just Jade 2020-2021 In Color. Let’s take a peek…

Birds & Branches stamp set w/ matching dies #1

This was fun using so many new products to make this card – got me all fired up!

  • Use the diecut for the inset from Birds and More dies to do this gorgeous green piece. The green is one of the new In Colors – Just Jade, kind of a blue-green, wonderful shade.
  • Using a sponge dauber, highlight just the leaves/ branches with Shaded Spruce.
  • Color the berries with Real Red Stampin’ Blends, then add sparkle with your Wink of Stella.
  • Using the Stitched Shapes largest circle die, cut the front of a Whisper White panel. Emboss it with the new Tasteful Texture 3D embossing folder. Adhere the Just Jade diecut to the backside of this panel using liquid glue.
  • Cut a length of ribbon from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack and angle the ends as shown.
  • Run snail across the middle portion of the ribbon and wind the A in loops as shown.
  • Die cut the banner from the new Tasteful Labels Dies in Sahara Sand. This banner has the same wonderful stitches around it as so many of the stitches dies :o). Adhere to the ribbon with dimensionals
  • Lay this on the card front and make note of where to stamp the bird and branch. I used my Stamparatus to do this so it was easy to position the bird in the proper place. I then removed the panel, stamped the more solid bird stamp in stamped off Sahara Sand, then stamped the detail bird portion in So Saffron full strength. Stamp the feet in Black Memento ink. Then stamp the branch in Early Espresso.
  • With dimensionals, adhere the panel over this and your card front is complete! Here’s a close-up of the inset and bird.

    Birds and Branches w/ matching dies #3

For the inside…

Lovely Day, Field of Flowers stamp sets #2
  • Cut a piece of Just Jade 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 and adhere to the inside with liquid glue.
  • Stamp your sentiment in Sahara Sand on a Whisper White panel – it’s from the new Lovely Day stamp set and the fonts are gorgeous.
  • With Garden Green ink, stamp the border from the new Field of Flowers stamp set. Adhere over the Just Jade panel and your card is complete!

For the envelope…

  • Cut a piece of Just Jade (new In Color) and run it through the Tasteful Textures 3D Embossing Folder. Adhere to the envelope flap with liquid glue and trim. Done, done, done!

I love everything about this bird… it looks as though he is outside singing his heart out!

Birds & Branches w/ matching dies #4

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Card Cuts for today’s card:

  • Thick Whisper White 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2
  • Whisper White panel 4 x 5 1/4 (cut 2)
  • Just Jade 4 1/8 x 5 3/8; 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 for the diecut
  • Sahara Sand scrap about 3 x 3/4 for the banner

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Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card

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