Pop & Twist Cards! Two Sizes!

I saw the Pop & Twist (or Pop & Fold) technique years ago, and saw it again recently. I love it!

After making a vertical card, I decided I wanted to make a horizontal one. I had to figure out the dimensions and thought I’d make a video of how to do it!

I show how to do both in this video.

This card shown is just one of the four I show in the video. I’ll share the others soon!

I also did a short video:



I first stamped the Rays of Light on Basic White with So Saffron ink. I stamped the tree branch (from the Perched In a Tree stamp set and Aspen Tree Dies) with Early Espresso. I used one of my water painters to bleed the ink a little.

The leaves is one of the dies from Aspen Tree dies. I used the In Color Glimmer paper.

For the inside, I used the kite die from the Playing in the Rain dies. The letters are from the A la Mode dies.

To see my PDFs of instructions (it’s two pages- one for vertical, one for horizontal), here you go (click on it to see both pages). They will also be under my instructions:

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Watercolor Techniques #1- Video!


This month, Stampin’ Up is having World Watercolor month! I absolutely love watercoloring. There are tons of ways to do it, so I’m going to show you 7 different ways. The video and this post has 3 ways with 3 cards. The next one will have the other 4 ways with 3 cards.- I’ll post that in a few days.


Here’s the video for today:


Here’s the cards I showed in my video and all the products I used:



An easy card! I watercolored the daises in about two minutes. The grass is from the Palms dies. The background paper you can only get with hostess rewards! There is a TON of paper!!


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This is one of my favorites. You could do this technique with lots of stamps!


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This card is very simple- but I love the way it came out. You could make so many backgrounds with this technique.


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Scalloped Gate Cards! VIDEO!

I made these cards months ago. September and October are so dang busy for my family! I finally got around to make a video! Get ready to laugh- I made several errors and still included them!

All supplies used for these cards are listed below. The video shows how to use the Basic Borders Dies to make a scalloped edged gate card!


Measurements on the cards:

Stellar: 6″x12″, scored at 4″, 8″

Animals: 4 1/4″x11″, scored at 3″, 8″


Stellar Gate Card

To the Moon Stamp Set

Basic Borders Dies

Give it a Whirl Dies

Layering Circles Dies

Stitched so Sweetly Dies

Basic White Cardstock

Mango Melody

Gorgeous Grape

Granny Apple Green

Polished Pink Ink Pad

Night of Navy
Stitched Triangles Dies
Polished Pink Stampin' Blends

Misty Moonlight Blends

Granny Apple Green Blends

So Saffron Blends

Basic Black Blends

Cinnamon Cider Blends

Bronze & Ivory Blends

Crumb Cake Blends

Soft Suede Blends

Petal Pink Blends

Smoky Slate Blends

Animal Gate Card

Count on Me Stamp Sete

Sharing Sunshine Stamp Set

Basic Borders Dies

Give it a Whirl Dies

Stitched Triangles Dies

Granny Apple Green

Daffodil Delight

Pool Party

Balmy Blue
Basic White Cardstock

Granny Apple Green Blends

Crumb Cake Blends

Basic Black Blends

Daffodil Delight Blends

Cajun Craze Blends

Cinnamon Cider Blends

Gray Granite Blends

Petal Pink Blends

Pumpkin Pie Blends

A New Way to See When I Post Something!

OK! I just sent a bunch of you an invite to join my Remind group. It’s really me! Some of you may know about my terrible hack on Facebook, Instagram, and a few others a few weeks ago. Fortunately, I was not hacked again!

I started using Remind a few years ago- all my kids’ teachers/coaches use it. Employers use it too. I decided to set up my own.

I will put an announcement any time I post on this site. Pictures, videos, upcoming classes, instructions, current sales, upcoming garage sales, etc.

You don’t have to have the Remind app- it can just be texts. Every one will have a link to this site. But you need to join it to get the texts or notifications when I post something!

If you didn’t get an invite, follow the picture above to join the group! Again, you don’t have to have the app- everything can just be a text. This is easier for me then trying to text a bunch of people!


Navigation for my Website!

I started this website in January of 2021. Whew! It’s pretty easy, but some things I’m still learning.

I have tons of stuff on here and it will only get bigger as time goes on!

Since the site looks very different on the computer vs a phone, my instructions show how everything looks on both.

I’m putting the “navigation directions” in this post but if you look in my top menu,  you’ll see a link to it also.

Let me know if you have any questions!