St. Nick with some Petal Patterns Dies!

This is a bigger card- 5″ x 5″. I wanted to use the whole Petal Patterns die cuts and I thought with that big Santa, it worked! Using Real Red and Very Vanilla, they look like poinsettias!

The Santa is from the Traditions of St. Nick DSP. I die cut him with the St. Nick dies. The green paper behind the Petal Patterns dies is also the Traditions of St. Nick DSP.

For the Rhinestones, I colored the small ones with the Real Red Blends, and the big ones with the Mossy Meadow Blends. I put the big ones on top of the hollow center of the Petal Patterns top layer. The small ones on the solid center.

Here’s the measurements for the card:

Very Vanilla 5″ x 10″ scored at 5″

Traditions of St. Nick DSP 5″ x 4″

Real Red and Vanilla for the Petal Patterns dies  5″ x 5″

Scraps of Very Vanilla for the sentiment, which is from the Joy to You stamp set.

Don’t forget! I have PDF Tutorial for the Saint Nicholas! 4 cards I won’t share anywhere else! You can see it Here!

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Santa on a Roof! Video and a New PDF Tutorial!

I had so much fun making this card. It’s such a classic Christmas scene.

Stargazing DSP for a Christmas Card! You can use that DSP for so many things.

As I started, I wanted Santa on a roof. Basic Borders was perfect for that. But, I wanted the roof to have a little bit more. There’s a die in the Saint Nicholas die that worked!

Here’s my video to show how I did this- it also shows the cards in my PDF Tutorial for Saint Nicholas!

You can see the PDF  here!


Everything I used:

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Skeletons with Tissue Paper Background!

I showed this card in my last video- the one about using tissue paper. This card uses the tissue paper as a background.

I used Gorgeous Grape, Fresh Freesia and Blackberry Bliss ink on the plastic this time. As I glued it to the Basic White, it tore in some places. I took some of my tissue paper I used for the leaves and filled the holes.

Watch this video- I show how I did that:

The skeleton and the dog skeleton were stamped with Versa on Glow in the Dark paper. I embossed with silver embossing powder.

The cat is from the Them Bones DSP.

The tombstone was die cut with Basic Gray. The middle of it is Glow in the Dark paper stamped with Blackberry Bliss (a Tricks & Treats stamp) and then heat embossed with clear powder.

The grass is Basic Gray die cut with the grass die in Bag of Bones.

Here it is in the dark!


Halloween is 8 days away! I have PDFs for Bag of Bones, Tricks & Treats, Pick of the Patch and Autumn Leaves

(You can click on each one above)

All have great cards for Halloween and the fall! Thank you to all of you who have purchased them! I hope you love them!



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Tissue Paper Watercoloring for Die Cuts! Video!


I came across a technique I haven’t done in a long time. It was perfect for the Autumn Leaves dies. Those leaves look real! They are made with tissue paper!

Tissue Paper Watercoloring is fun and a bit messy.  You could use it for a ton of things! Here’s my video:

Measurements for this card:

Pumpkin Pie 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″

All About Autumn DSP 4-1/8″ 5-3/8″

All About Autumn DSP 1/2″ x 5-3/8″

Scraps of Basic White

Don’t forget! I have a PDF Tutorial for 4 cards using the Autumn Leaves/All About Autumn. You can see it here!

All my PDF Tutorials can be seen here.

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Pick of the Patch Glow in the Dark! Video!


I wanted to make a card with the pumpkins and the crow. I also wanted a bare tree and a moon. Accomplished!

The background paper is the Stargazing DSP. I was looking at some of my astronaut cards and I thought using one of the star papers would be perfect!

Here’s what the cards look like in the dark:

Here’s my video- at the end, you’ll see the 4 cards with Pick of the Patch that I have a PDF Tutorial! You can see that PDF here!


Remember, all PDFs can be seen under “shop” at the top menu.



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Happy Halloween from 4 Pumpkins! New PDF!

Jack-o-Laterns are the best! When my kids were little, pumpkin carving was a huge part of Halloween.

This card was pretty easy. I stamped the pumpkins four times with Pumpkin Pie on Basic White cardstock. I added the faces to three, and the sentiment on one. I only needed one stem since they are stacked on top of each other.

The background was first colored with Balmy Blue and a Blending Brush. I then stamped the leaves on the bottom with Garden Green. I then embossed the whole thing with the Raindrops embossing folder.

Added the pumpkins with Dimensionals, done!


  • Pumpkin Pie 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″
  • Basic White 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
  • Scraps of Basic White.

New PDF! Pick of the Patch! 4 cards- all have different sentiments. One is for Halloween, the others for thank you, blessings, etc. You can see it here!

You can see all PDFs here!





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A Tip on Using the SU Masks/Stencils! Video!


SU has sold masks/stencils for a while now and I always buy all of them. I got a little frustrated with them because I could never get them and the cardstock to stay still! Now I know how to do it!

Here’s my video:



In the video, I show the cards that are in my Autumn Leaves PDF Tutorial! You can find that one here and all of the PDFs I have for sale here.


Very Vanilla 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″

Pretty Peacock 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″

Scraps of Pretty Peacock

Scraps of Very Vanilla

Scraps of Oxidized Copper Specialty DSP



Here are a few things I showed during the video (non SU things). You can see all my must haves on the top under menu-shop. Here’s the links:

Must Haves for Crafting

Must Haves for Craft Rooms

Press N Seal
Tabletop Vacuum
Washi Tape for Die Cutting








And all the SU products:

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Autumn Leaves- Grateful for a Friend Like You- NEW PDF!

The All About Autumn suite is so dang pretty. One of the best papers I’ve ever seen! This card took me about 10 minutes.



  • Copper Clay 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
  • All About Autumn DSP (for the background) 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″
  • All About Autumn DSP (the green one) 5/8″ x 4-1/8″
  • Scraps of Very Vanilla
  • Scraps of Pecan Pie
  • Scraps of All About Autumn DSP (for the leaf)

Step by Step:

  • Die cut the leaf with the DSP paper.
  • Die cut the midrib (the middle part of the leaf) with Pecan Pie cardstock. Glue to the leaf.
  • Glue the 5/8″ DSP on the bottom right of the background DSP.
  • Stamp the “with a grateful heart” on the DSP background paper with Versamark. Emboss with gold embossing powder. Heat.
  • Stamp the “to have you as a friend” on Very Vanilla with Copper Clay ink. Die cut with one of the Autumn Leaves dies. Glue below the grateful heart sentiment.
  • Add the leaf to the card with Dimensionals.
  • Add the Speckled Dots.


OK, when I first got this suite out to make stuff with it, I struggled a little. I just couldn’t come up with ideas. Then! I came up with tons! I have a few I’ll share with you, but I also have 4 that I will not share anywhere and have a PDF Tutorial for them! You can see it HERE

All my PDF Tutorials can be seen Here

Let me know if you have any questions!


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The Lord is My Shepherd


A pretty simple card that doesn’t take long. That DSP makes it easy to make a fast beautiful card! It is backordered now, but hopefully will be available soon.

  • Basic White 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″
  • Crumb Cake 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
  • DSP 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Scraps of Copper Clay for the camel
  • Scraps of Basic White for the sheep and sentiment
  • Scraps of Crumb Cake for the Shepherd. He is part of the Nativity die- he is on the right. Cut him off to stand alone.
  • Stamp sentiment on Basic White with Night of Navy ink.
  • Glue animals and shepherd to the DSP.
  • Die cut the sentiment with the Stylish Shapes. Glue to DSP.
  • Add a star trinket to one of the stars on the DSP.

Also, don’t forget! I have a PDF Tutorial for 4 cards using this suite. I won’t share them anywhere! You can see it and my other PDF Tutorials HERE!

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