Seaside Bay- Happy Birthday!

I love the Seaside Bay stamps and dies. I actually love the Suite- By The Bay. Everything is carrying over from it, except the amazing DSP/paper. Paper almost always retires with SU, but I had hoped they would let this one continue. They didn’t. ☹️

So, I wanted to make many cards as I could with the paper.

The shells were all cut from retiring paper: Brushed Metallic and Pearlescent. The “grass” parts were cut with the DSP.

I die cut the “sand” layers with a die from Seaside Bay. I used Crumb Cake. I stamped the dots, part of the Seaside Bay stamp set, with Crumb Cake. I also used my Blending Brush with Crumb Cake to make the edges darker.

Inside the oyster is 3 pearls. I Googled how many you can find in oysters and 3 is possible!

The sentiment on this card is from the Go to Greetings. I die cut with the Stylish Shapes dies.

Ok, here’s two more cards using the same die cut shells, just with a different background paper and sentiments.

Both sentiments are from the Seaside Bay stamp set. I used Coastal Cabana for the thank you one.


Here’s everything I used for these cards. Get that paper while you can!


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Happy Birthday… You Rock!

I made this card pretty simple- it would work for a man!

The paper behind the drums and guitars is from the Ready to Ride DSP. That paper is so good for manly cards! It’s retiring 😟.

The background cardstock (Smoky Slate) was embossed with the Merry Melody embossing folder.

The “Happy Birthday” and “You Rock” are both from the Enjoy the Rhythm stamp set (which is where the guitars and drums are from). The “You Rock” is actually from a stamp that says “you rock my world”. I wanted just the “you rock”, so I used my black Write Marker to color. I die cut both sentiments with the Stylish Shapes. I cut the left and right side off so the stitching only shows on top and bottom.

Here’s everything I used:


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January-April 2023 Mini Catalog Retiring Lists!

So many things from this catalog are staying! I’m so happy because some of them are my favorites!

You’ll see the sale prices, but those don’t start until 4/4.

Here’s my PDFs. One is just the words, the other has pictures and prices.

I also have a post about the Annual Catalog Ret


The first thing are the bundles that the stamps and dies/punch are not retiring, but the bundles are leaving. So, if you order after 5/1, you won’t get that 10% off.

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 OK, there are a five stamp sets in the catalog that have two options: cling stamps or photopolymer stamps. Four of those are carrying over, but only in photopolymer. So, the cling stamp is retiring, the photopolymer is not and if there’s dies/punches, they aren’t retiring either. So, the bundle is gone and the cling stamp set is gone.

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Now on to bundles that have one of the things retiring, but not both.

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Queen Bee Bundle (English)

Just the dies are retiring


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Warm Welcome Bundle (English)

Just the dies are retiring


Warm Welcome Dies




OK! Now the more simpler things!


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Dies & Masks

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Beautiful Thistle Dies



Brushed Bouquet Dies



Desert Details Dies



Fragrant Flowers Dies



Framed Florets Dies



Ginkgo Branch Dies



Greatest Journey Dies



Marigold Moments Dies



On The Farm Dies



Queen Bee Dies



Warm Welcome Dies



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Gnomes Dies




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Celebrate His Love



I wanted to make an Easter card that had Jesus on it. The Rejoice in Him stamp set is one of my favorite Easter stamp sets ever. I’ve used every stamp in there. The sentiments are perfect!

Jesus, the dove and the leaves were stamped with Memento and colored with Blends. The sentiment was stamped with Rich Razzleberry.

I die cut both the image of Jesus and the sentiment with the Deckled Rectangles dies.

I used one of the Heart Pearls and colored it with the Blackberry Bliss Blends.

The background paper is from the Design a Daydream DSP. It’s a host set, so it won’t be around for much longer!


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Classic Authentic You! Man card!

I’ve been at a few things selling my cards. One question I get frequently is “do you have man cards?” We all know that man cards can be a little harder, you don’t use your typical stuff. I even had classes just making man cards!

SU’s Ready to Ride suite is absolutely perfect for man cards! Everything in it is one of my favorites.

For this card, almost everything on it is from the suite.

For the motorcycle, I stamped with Versamark on white paper and used Black Embossing Powder.

For the flames (one of the dies), I used one of the sheets of the DSP for them.

The background paper is all from the suite.

I was going to sleep and thought of a big orange circle behind the motorcycle. So I ran downstairs and die cut one so I would remember!

The next morning, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark, embossing with black embossing powder, then die cut with the circle dies.

I then used my Blending Brushes with Mango Melody and Pumpkin Pie ink. I added the Adhesive Backed Studs below the sentiment.

You’ll see more men cards coming up- I’ve been making a ton of them!


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Happy Easter from a Playing in the Rain Bunny!


I made this card a while ago when I was using dies as stencils. You can see in this card that there is 2 different colors behind the Framed Floret dies. Using the die as a stencil, I was able to use two different colors. Here’s my video on that:



I die cut the bunny from the Rain or Shine DSP with the Playing in the Rain dies. He’s so cute and his shirt is shiny!

I die cut the tree stump with Sahara Sand cardstock.

For the frames, I used Basic White and Pear Pizzazz.

The sentiment is from the Easter Bunny stamp set.

For the background, I also die cut the Framed Florets from the middle of the Pear Pizzazz cardstock. I wanted the frame to have a different background than the rest of the card. I then embossed the Pear Pizzazz with the Painted Posies embossing folder.

I used Flirty Flamingo and Mango Melody ink with my Blending Brushes for the colors behind the frames.



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Spring is Everywhere!

Playing in the Rain can be used for lots of cards- even a spring/Easter one!

We made this card in my last class. Isn’t that bunny so cute and looks so happy?

I stamped the bunny and the flowers with Memento. The bunny was colored with Pool Party and Petal Pink Blends. The flowers were colored with Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green Blends. The center of the flowers were colored with the Mango Melody Write Marker.

The tree stump was die cut with Sahara Sand cardstock.

I decided to use the Rain or Shine DSP for my background. The Mango Melody flowers are so bright and cheerful. It looked to be too much as I started to assemble, so I decided to use the Split Card Textures dies with Basic White to tone it down a bit. I then embossed the paper with the Raindrops Embossing Folder. I added Wink of Stella to all the raindrops.

The sentiment is from the Friendly Gnomes stamp set. I stamped with Mango Melody ink on Basic White and then punched out with the 1-3/4″ circle punch.

Behind the circle, I die cut one of the Stylish Shapes dies with Pool Party cardstock.

I added a Glossy Dot and a bow made with the Baker’s Twine to the circle.

The cards looks like it has a lot going on, but it was pretty easy to make. Those Split Card Textures dies are awesome!


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Wishing you Joy & Love this Easter

I had one of my “beachy” backgrounds on my countertop, it was one I made during my video. I thought it would make a very happy Easter card!

For the dove and the leaves, I stamped with Memento Ink and fussy cut. I colored the leaves with Parakeet Party Blends, and added a little color to the Dove with the Ivory Blend (that comes with a Bronze Blend).

For the sentiment, I used Write Markers to make each line a different color. The Write markers can be used for many things, but coloring a stamp (the rubber kind) with different colors is one of the best things. I used Polished Pink, Mango Melody and Pacific Point. I then die cut it with one of the square from the Stylish Shapes dies.

Here’s the supplies for all the products used on top of the beachy background:

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 For the background, here’s the video on how I made it:


You can use the beachy background for tons of things!

Here’s everything I used for that:

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He is Risen!

I wanted to make a card with a cross for Easter. Fortunately, crosses are easy to make.

Mine was cut 3/4″x 4″ and 3/4″ x 3″ with Crumb Cake cardstock. I then embossed with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder. I added some color to it using the Crumb Cake ink and the Blending Brush. I added Rustic dots on each end.

For the leaves, I used the Forever Flourishing dies with Pear Pizzazz cardstock.

The dove and the sentiment are from the Rejoice in Him stamp set. I stamped the dove with Memento Black and fussy cut him. The sentiment was stamped with Soft Suede and die cut with Stitched Rectangles.

I wanted a bit of a “hill” or something to show a ground on the card. Using one of the Greatest Journey dies with Soft Suede cardstock, it worked perfect. I tucked the cross behind it a little bit.

The background paper is the Enjoy the Journey (that works with the Greatest Journey dies and stamps). I loved that it looked like a sunset.

This card will be in my upcoming class! Check out classes to see more info:





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