Glow in the Dark Christmas Lights! Video!


I had so much fun making this. When I was done and turned the lights off, I was thrilled!

I made a somewhat short video on different ways to use the Glow-in-the-Dark paper:


Most of this card uses the new Merry & Bright Bundle/Merry Bold & Bright Suite- page 8-9.

The background paper is from the Merry Bold & Bright DSP.

I stamped the lights with Melon Mambo, Blueberry Bushel and Lemon Lime Twist. All on the Glow-in-the-Dark paper. I dipped them in clear embossing powder, heat set and then die cut.

The light string (die) is Shaded Spruce.

The stars (die) are with Silver Foil.

The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and then embossed with silver embossing powder.

The scalloped edge is from the Scalloped Contours dies.

The die used for the sentiment is from the Nested Essentials dies.


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Have a Sweet Christmas! Sweet Gingerbread is retiring! And will be on sale tomorrow!

Sweet Gingerbread is one of my favorites in the mini catalog. It is so whimsical and cute! The dies are the best- the “hill” die I have used on so many cards. The dies will be 40% OFF starting tomorrow!! The original price is $33, now it will be $19.80! Huge deal!

I made this card about 2 weeks ago. I planned to do a video on how I made the circle on the background. Then it was Thanksgiving. Everyone eats at my house. Then, the day after Thanksgiving? I’m sure a lot of you do this too- It’s time to get the Christmas stuff out! I finally finished my job today. I decorate three trees and put all the other stuff we have on display. So glad to be done! Just need my husband get the outside lights done! So, I’ll make the video soon!

edited 1/13/23: Here’s the video!


I stamped the house with Versamark on Sahara Sand paper. I embossed with white embossing powder. The door, windows, hearts and sentiment are with Sweet Sorbet. The trees and the wreath were with Soft Sea Foam. I used the Sweet Sorbet Blends to make the berries on the wreath pop.

Here’s everything I used: (I listed the bundle and the stamps and dies separately. With this sale, you don’t want to order the bundle!)

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Dogs with a Tree!


I love the Christmas Scottie stamp and punch bundle. My dog, Maggie, is a Schnoodle. She is half Schnauzer and half Poodle. She looks just like this stamp!

I stamped two of the stamps of dogs. I punched one, and fussy cut the other. I used Crumb Cake for both.

The tree is from the Spruced Up bundle. I stamped the tree with Shaded Spruce and then die cut. It cuts two dies on one die- it gives a border around the tree. I used that, too.

When I got the dies out, I noticed the string of lights die! I didn’t notice that before! I love string of lights! I die cut those with Basic White paper.  I then used my blends to color them.

The bow on top of the tree is from the Country Wreath dies.

The sentiment is from the Scottie stamp set.

For the background, my paper is Basic White 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″. With the Brick and Mortar embossing folder, I first added some Smoky Slate ink on it with a Blending Brush. Then embossed. The ink gives it a little dimension.

Here’s everything I used:

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A Dog & Cat Shaker Card!


I loved the North Pole Mischief stamp set when I first saw it. I decided to make a big shaker card with the dog and the cat stamp.

I stamped the stamp in the middle of the paper with Memento ink. I colored the cat with Smoky Slate, the dog with Crumb Cake, the ribbon with Sweet Sorbet and the box with Pool Party. All Blends markers.

The sentiment was stamped with Sweet Sorbet ink and then die cut with the Stitched Rectangles.

Here’s my video on how to make the big shaker cards- it’s pretty easy!



Here’s everything I used!

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A Solo Dancing Gnome


When I was making my short video on how to make the gnomes dance, this is the one I made. As I started making the card, I came up with so many ideas.

The bows are from the Cottage Wreath dies. The embossing folder used on the Crumb Cake is the Whimsical Woodland. The “merry merry” is fro the North Pole Mischief stamp set. I die cut it with a die from the Fabulous Frames. I added two pearls on each side, but I colored them first with the Light Shaded Spruce Blend.

This card would be cute even if the gnome didn’t dance!

Here’s my videos (the short one and longer one) on how to make them dance:





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Ringed with Nature- Easy Card!


I made this card a few months ago, but every time I look at it, I like it more. It was pretty easy!

I first embossed the Sahara Sand paper with the embossing folder. I then cut a piece of Real Red the same size as Sahara (4-1/8 x5-3/8) and used the die cut along with the embossing folder. Gave it a little dimension.

The leaves are from the dies. I just die cut a bunch of them and slid them under the Real Red paper. I then added some “berries” with the Pearlized Enamel Effects. I love that stuff!

The sentiment is from the stamp set. I stamped with Real Red on Basic White and then die cut with the Stitched Rectangles. I then die cut another rectangle with Old Olive.

Easy card!



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Glimmer Ornaments! LOTS of Glimmer!

OK, taking pictures of sparkly cards is hard. I think I’ve taken about 25 of them, so this was the best one. But it still doesn’t show how glittery it is. ugh.

If you saw my Yeti card using the Picture This dies, I wanted to use the part I didn’t use for that card. Lots of glimmer! Here’s the Yeti card:

Is It Christmas, Yeti?

I put the negative piece, from the Yeti card, on Basic White. I then die cut two of the Stitched Rectangles dies to make a frame using Tahitian Tide paper. I then used the Picture This die on scrap glimmer paper- just putting enough paper under the different circles. I used the Spruced Up Outlines dies with the White glimmer (from the mini) for the tops of the ornaments.

I added a few more ornaments on the card- ones that didn’t fit inside one of the empty circles.

I stamped the sentiment from Christmas Scottie on white with Tahitian Tide ink. I die cut it with the Stylish Shapes dies.

The ribbon on the side is the really pretty Metallic Woven Ribbon in the main catalog.

Here’s everything I used:

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How to Make Those Gnomes DANCE! Video!


Who doesn’t love to see gnomes dancing??


I saw that SU had shared this technique at a recent event. What a great idea! I’ve used it on two different cards, this one and a witch one that I’ll share in a few days. It is really so easy and fun!

Here’s my video of making this card:



Here’s everything I used:

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Snowy Scene thru a Window


We made this card at one of my classes. It’s so pretty and doesn’t take long!


When you die cut the window from window wishes, the inside piece comes out and you can use that for the window, or for something else. I first did a light Balmy Blue background, then stamped the trees (also from Window Wishes) with Early Espresso and Garden Green. I then added some snow with the puff paint.

I wanted to make the window look like it was inside a house looking out. The pretty Petal Pink DSP is from the host DSP Design a Daydream. If you place an order over $150, I suggest getting that paper. You can use it for lots of cards!

On the bottom, I had a piece of Basic White that was 4 x 1.5. I scored every 1/4″ using the Simply Scored. It makes it look like beadboard! I then placed a very small piece (4 x 1/4) of white on top.

For the sentiment, I used the Christmas Banners. You can stamp the sentiment and the banner before die cutting, but Ii did it different. First, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and embossed with white powder. I then die cut it. Then, using Petal Pink ink, I stamped the banner. It’s hard to get it on there perfectly, but I liked the way it looked.


Here’s everything I used:

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