You are Wonderful with a Lantern!

I still love the SU Lighting the Way bundle. That lantern is fantastic!

I die cut the lantern with the Brushed Metallic paper. I stamped the lightning bugs with Basic Gray and then colored them with Daffodil delight. I stamped the “light” inside the lantern with Crushed Curry and cut it out.

The leaves behind it were stamped with Garden Green, Soft Succulent, and Sea Foam. I then used my Blending Brush with Pool Party to cover the background.

For the sentiment, I colored each word with a different Write Marker: Garden Green, Soft Succulent and Crushed Curry. I stamped each word individually, and then cut them. The sentiment actually says “You are all kinds of wonderful!” I decided just to use “You are wonderful!”

I’m working on a video of a really cool type of card- I hope to be done this weekend. If you subscribe, you’ll get an email when I post something. If you want to subscribe, click on it and then confirm the email they sent you.

Here’s everything I used:


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A Turtle with a Heart!

We made this card in my classes last week. It was a favorite of many people!

I love that Playing in the Rain can be used for so many types of cards. That cute little turtle is holding a flower, but after stamping and die cutting, you cut a piece of it off and add the heart die from the Love for You Dies.

We colored him just with Mossy Meadow blends.

The “Love You” dies were cut with Basic White and Sweet Sorbet. The heart behind the Love You is from the Country Bouquet Punch with Mossy Meadow paper.

The Split Card Textures dies are one of my favorites. I made the cherry card with it. When I was designing this card, I wanted some thing in the corner/left side. This die with the Country Floral Lane DSP behind it is perfect for a love card!

The stump is from the Playing in the Rain dies. We used Soft Suede cardstock.

Here’s everything we used:


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Rain or Shine? Faith over Fear!


Playing in the Rain from Stampin’ Up can be used for so many cards!

First, I embossed Smoky Slate cardstock with the Raindrops Embossing Folder. I actually used Versamark on the folder before embossing, to make my rain drops a little shiny. I used the side where the drops are not embossed- not sticking up-the side where they sink a little bit.

I then stamped some clouds (from the Playing in the Rain stamp set) with Smoky ink on Basic White. I used my Blender Pen with Smoky to add some color to the middle.

I die cut the fox from the Rain or Shine DSP.

I wanted a hill or grass for the fox to walk on. One of the dies from Around the Bend worked perfect. I used Mossy Meadow cardstock. I added some Wink of Stella to give it a wet look.

I just couldn’t decided on what sentiment to use. I looked through my stuff and I saw the “Faith over Fear” in the Charming Sentiments. I thought it was perfect- here’s a happy fox in terrible weather!



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Golden Cherries! Two Cards and a Video!

When I saw the Share a Milkshake stamp set in the mini, I loved it, but I especially loved the sentiment “You’re the Cherry on Top”. I’ve had the Sweetest Cherries bundle for a while and I always thought it should have the sentiment!

I wanted the cherries to have some shine or sparkle, so I looked through all my stuff and the Gilded Leafing won!

Since the cherries are shiny gold, I decided to put the Distressed Gold paper behind my Split Card Textures die cut.

Here’s another card I made during the video. Just some color change and I added leaves from the punch with Distressed Gold.

Here’s the quick video of me making the pink card:


Here’s the supplies used for the Real Red Card:

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And the supplies for the Polished Pink Card:

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Love You from a Gnome! Using Dies as Stencils! Video!


This card is simple and uses an old school technique. Use a die as a stencil!

I saw a card months ago and it reminding me of that technique. I wanted to try it again! The first card I did was the Sweet Christmas card you can see here:

Sweet Christmas

I then started doing it on tons of cards. I love the technique and it’s so easy! Here’s my video (you’ll see lots of cards in this, including ones I’ve never shown):


For this card, I used Sweet Sorbet and Calypso Coral with Blending Brushes for the hearts. I also covered the small hearts with the Wink of Stella.

The sentiment is from the Kindest Gnomes stamp set.

For the Gnome, I colored him with Calypso, Sorbet, Balmy Blue and Medium Light Blends.

I scored a few lines around the edges with the Scored Tool.

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3 Turtles Say Hi!

On this card, just about everything is from the Rain or Shine DSP!

I used the dies to cut out the turtles from a piece of the DSP. On the paper, a few of the animals on the sides are cut off, not the full animal. My middle turtle was one of those, so I die cut several pieces of grass (also from the Playing in the Rain dies) to cover up his missing legs.

The background paper is also from the Rain or Shine DSP. It’s one of the best DSP I’ve ever seen!

I love the Alphabet a La Mode dies! Tall skinny letters! I die cut the “hi!” with Old Olive cardstock.

A pretty quick card! No stamping!

Here’s what I used:


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Playing in the Rain with a Few Friends!

The Rain or Shine DSP that coordinates with the Playing in the Rain bundle (page 50-51 in the mini) is absolutely fantastic. It has some UV coating on most of the papers. The rain paper on the background is shiny. The animals clothes and other things are shiny. I love it!

There is one paper in the DSP that you can die cut the animals with the Playing in the Rain dies. There’s another sheet of animals, the one I used on this card, but they’re not die cuttable. I do have a cutting machine, Brother Scan N Cut, but I did fussy cut some of these guys too.

The sentiment is from the Playing in the Rain stamp set. I stamped with Versamark and then embossed with white powder. I die cut it with Stylish Shapes, and die cut two more shapes to layer behind it.

The grass was made with the Basic Borders dies.

I have made 5 cards with the Rain or Shine suite, including this one. Check back! I’ll post the others soon!

Here’s everything I used:

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Owls with a Sundae!

I was looking at the Adorable Owls stamps trying to think of a card. The Share a Milkshake bundle was on my desk. Ding ding! I want those owls to look like they like each other and share a sundae!

I did some reverse stamping so the owls would look like they’re facing each other.

The dies and stamps on this card from Share a Milkshake bundle are:

  • The spoons (stamped with Versamark and used silver embossing powder)
  • The sundae (the bottom was stamped with Orchid Oasis and die cut, the top was die cut using Pearlescent paper. I used a Blending Brush with Sweet Sorbet ink to give it a little color)
  • The die cuts behind the sentiment.
  • The sentiment is from the stamp set; I die cut it with Stitched Rectangles.

The Owls were colored with Light Smoky Slate Blends and Pool Party Blends. Their bows are Orchid Oasis and Sweet Sorbet.

Only two more days! Then you can earn those cute owls for free!

Check back on 1/5 to see the full list of everything I used.


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