Astronauts on the Moon!

I walked into my stamp room wanting to make a card with an astronaut on the moon. Since SU doesn’t have a really big circle die, I thought I could make the moon with the Basic Borders dies. That makes it so you just see a part of the moon, not the whole thing.

I die cut Very Vanilla with the Basic Borders (5-1/4″ wide) and the embossed with the dies from Reach for the Stars that give it a look like craters. I then used Crumb Cake with a Blending Brush just to give it a little color.

I decided to reverse stamp and die cut the astronaut so they could “hold” a sentiment. Here’s my short video on how to do this:

I stamped the sentiment from Reach for the Stars with Blueberry Bushel on Basic White. Die cut it with one of the Countryside Corners dies.

I wanted to add a star, so I used the Beautiful Balloons dies with the Holographic Speciality paper.

The background paper is from the Stargazing DSP. On the other side is lots of “planets”. I saw the one that looked like Earth, so I die cut that with the Reach for the Stars dies. I thought it looked really cool as a view from the moon.

Here’s everything I used:


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Reach for the Stars! Astronaut says Happy Birthday!

If you watched my video of my new stuff (the most recent one), I showed the Stargazing Suite. It includes Reach for the Stars stamp set, Reach for the Stars dies, Stargazing DSP, and the Holographic Trio Speciality Paper. All four of those are used on this card!

In the video, when I showed the Holographic paper, you could see how it looks when a light is on it. It becomes rainbow-y! It’s hard to take to picture of it!

This card took me about ten minutes. That does not include letting the Staz-On dry. When stamping on the Holographic, you have to let it set for a while to dry.

I stamped the astronaut and the sentiment on the Holographic with Staz-On. The sentiment is from Phrases for All. I die cut it with Deckled Rectangles dies.

So everything on the front of this card, except the background paper (which is Stargazing DSP), is with the Holographic paper. I think a kid would really like this card!


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Fun on Wheels Congrats Card!

I wanted to make a card for a high school graduate who runs with my sons on the Cross Country team and the Track team. He is fantastic- unbelievably fast. He’s going to a nice school and will continue to run!

My kids’ school colors are teal and black. Their mascot is a Seahawk, so you also see some of the dark yellow for his beak.

Since the teal color is dark, and we no longer have Bermuda Bay 🙁, I had to make Coastal Cabana darker. I took a piece of Coastal Cabana paper and using the Coastal ink and a blending brush, I put lots of ink on that paper. Made it dark- it looks like Bermuda Bay!

I die cut the dark Coastal Cabana with the Patchwork Piece die, and die cut another with Basic Black. Since it left me with half of each color, I made two cards.

So, my first card was this:

This was the card I made for the graduate. When the last mini came out (the January-April 2023) and I saw the Greatest Journey bundle, I knew I had to have that. All three of my sons have run since middle school. Cross Country and Track are a big deal in my family. I’ve made lots of thank you cards for the coaches using that one die of a runner. So, you can’t buy it anymore, but I will never get rid of mine!

For the next card, the bike one, I wanted to make it a congrats card too.

Using the Fun on Wheels bundle, I stamped the bike on Basic Black cardstock with Versamark. I embossed with silver embossing powder and then die cut it. The sentiment is also from that stamp set and I stamped the same way and then die cut it with Deckled Rectangles.

The background Crushed Curry paper was embossed with the Metal Plate folder.

I wanted to add a little more silver to the card, so I used the Simply Elegant Trim in a few places.

On the inside of the card, I stamped the Congrats from Phrases for All stamp set. I used that same stamp on the outside of the runner card.


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Happy Father’s Day from 3 Fish!

I used a few techniques on this card. I’ll explain them the best I can- probably will make some short videos next week to show them.

Gone Fishing is one of my favorite stamps/dies/suites ever. It is great for man cards!

OK, here we go:

The fish are from one of the sheets of Let’s Go Fishing DSP. I fussy cut them.

The lure (the hook thing- I had to ask my husband and kids what it was called 🤣) was stamped with Versamark, embossed with silver powder, then colored with Boho Blue Blends.

For the striped paper, from the DSP, I used the wave die. First, I added Versamark to the die, die cut, then added white embossing powder.

For the sand and plants, I used the Seaside Bay stamps and dies. For the sand, my Crumb Cake cardstock was 3/4″ x 5-1/4″. I stamped the dotted stamp several times with Crumb Cake ink. I then die cut with the sand looking die. I used both for my bottom.

For the plants, I first added some Mossy ink to a window sheet. I then sprayed it with a Spritzer with water. I then added a piece of Watercolor Paper on top. Let it dry, then die cut.

For the sky above the sea, I used my Blending Brushes with Melon Mambo and Lemon Lolly inks.

I stamped the “Happy Father’s Day” with Boho Blue, die cut it with the tackle box dies in Gone Fishing. I then added some Melon Mambo and Lemon Lolly to it too.

Here’s everything I used:

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Pink Happy Birthday Card- NO Stamps!

Everything on this card is new except one thing- the embossing folder I used.

I really love the Patchwork Pieces dies- I have so many ideas! For this one, I used the Bright & Beautiful DSP for the Patchwork. I also die cut the top balloon with the DSP.

“Happy Birthday” is from the Wanted to say dies. I die cut one layer with Bubble Bath, the other with Berry Burst. I cut the back layer so that I could arrange the words a little different.

For the frame (I die cut the Patchwork from the Bubble Bath so I could layer the pieces from Bright & Beautiful DSP evenly) I embossed with the Painted Texture folder.

So, no stamps on this card! That happens every once in a while.


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How about some PINK Birds?

The color change came with some really pretty new pinks. I hadn’t used any of them yet, so I decided to make a birthday card that would be good for a woman!

Again, used Bird’s Eye View stamp set, this time birds with no glasses. I colored all them with Berry Burst, Bubble Bath and Fresh Freesia. Their beaks and the tree limb are Crumb Cake.

The sentiment is from the Hello Kiwi stamp set.

I die cut the “H” and the “B” from Alphabet a La Mode with Berry Burst cardstock.

The background paper is from the Bright & Beautiful DSP- 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″.

To make the Fresh Freesia frame around the background, I took a piece of 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ of Fresh Freesia and die cut it with the largest Deckled Rectangle dies. Glued it on top of the DSP.


Here’s everything I used:


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Earthen Textures Mother’s Day Card!

I made this card for my mom- she really loved the Earthen Elegance (Textures) suite. On the inside of the card is a “Happy Mother’s Day” from a retired stamp set.

I had a lot of fun making this card- using all NEW stuff!

For the vase, it’s a stamp from the Earthen Texture stamp and a die cut. I stamped with Blackberry Bliss. I added some Copper Metallic Enamel Effects (also new!) on the top and bottom of the vase.

For the leaves, I die cut one of the dies with Lost Lagoon paper. The other leaves from the vase are a stamp and die. I used Pretty Peacock with white paper.

The background paper is from the Earthen Elegance DSP. I wanted to a little more to it, so I used the new Foursquare Masks. I used Versamark ink, and then embossed with Copper powder.

That’s Pecan Pie cardstock on the bottom, embossed with one of the dies from Earthen Textures.

The sentiment is from the Botanical Layers stamps. I stamped with Versamark, then embossed with Copper embossing powder. I die cut it with the Countryside Corners dies.

So, this is a Mother’s Day card, but you could make the same thing for something else. “You mean the world to me” is a great sentiment for lots of cards. Sorry I didn’t share this sooner- my mom is a stamper too!


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Bird’s Eye View for Teachers!

I made these cards yesterday- I thought they would be perfect for teachers!

I cut my paper to 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″. I then stamped the new Sketched Plaid stamp. On one card it’s Balmy Blue, the other is Crumb Cake.  Everything else is the same. I think I like the Crumb Cake a little better, my I change my mind constantly!

After stamping, I then used the dies from Gorgeously Made for the top of bottom of the cardstock. It looks like the edge of notebook paper!

The birds and books were stamped with Memento and colored with Blends. The birds were colored with the Medium Blends. Books are Real Red, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and the pages are Ivory.

The “thanks” is from Biggest Wish.  I stamped with Real Red.

Here’s everything I used:


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Hey Chuck! It’s Your Birthday!

If you watched my video of more new stuff, you might have heard how excited I was about the Hey Chuck bundle. These chickens are quite cute!

For this card I only used Basic White and Crumb Cake cardstock. Everything on the front is Basic White colored! Tons of ink and Blends!

For the hills, I used the Patchwork Pieces die- the wavy one. I die cut it with Basic White and used the two from one edge.  I colored it with Blending Brushes and used Granny Apple Green and Soft Sea Foam inks.

The background is Boho Blue and Crumb Cake inks with Blending Brushes.

The sun (to me, the best die in the Hey Chuck dies!) is Basic White colored with Daffodil and Pumpkin Pie with the Blending Brushes. I stamped the sentiment on top with Memento Ink.

Blends for the Chickens:

Standing chick:

Pretty Peacock

Calypso Coral

Granny Apple Green

Cajun Craze

Crumb Cake

Skateboarding chick:

Daffodil Delight

Poppy Parade

Crumb Cake

Cajun Craze

For the fence I used the Medium Blends.

For the skateboard I used Gray Granite.

I added some clouds in the sky using the Waves dies. I added a little bit of Smoky Slate ink with the Blending Brushes.

Here’s everything I used:


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