Abundant Hope Tie Dye Technique Easter Card

I love this Easter set and it can be used for so many different occasions! Think Easter, Get Well, Birthday, Mother's Day, Welcome Spring, etc.

For this Easter card I used black and white cardstock and a little Razzleberry Lemonade strip to pop the colors from the tie dye technique (this should have been posted Tuesday!) I used for the background.

I embossed the top 1/2 of the card front with Stampin' Up!'s Perfect Polka Dots Emboss Folder. I stamped the greeting in the bottom right hand corner.


Stamp Set(s): Abundant Hope (118547)

Cardstock: Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (102851), Razzleberry Lemonade (115675)

Ink: Basic Black (101179), Melon Mambo (115656), Crushed Curry (115659), Rich Razzleberry (115658), Garden Green (102272)

Accessories & Cool Tools: Stampin' Up!'s Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions folder (117335 Occasions Mini)), Big Shot (113439)

Technique: Wad up a lotion free tissue (kleenex) and using it like a sponge tap the tissue on the ink pad and then on the card randomly. A lighter touch will give a softer background. Use a different section of the tissue for each different color.

Just Buzzin’ By Card for Stampin’ Connection Challenge


I created this card for a Stampin' Connection challenge based on a card by Ilina Crouse. I changed the paper, the colors, the stamp set and the orientation. I hadn't used Just Buzzin' By since last summer and decided to use it along with papers from Stampin Up's new Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Stack in the Occasions' Mini catalog.

If you do not like to watercolor, change the stamp set to a solid stamp or a two-step stamp. This is a really quick and easy template!


Stamp Set(s): Just Buzzin' By

Cardstock: So Saffron (105118),Old Olive (100702), Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Stack (117161)

Ink: Stazon Jet Black (101406)

Accessories & Cool Tools: 1/2" Bashful Blue Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (110717), Aqua Painter (103954), Watercolor Crayons (104835)

Crazy for Cupcakes with Bead Duo Frosting Challenge Card


This is a challenge card I created for the Monday Card Sketch Challenge on Stampin' Connection. I had to use this sketch –

and here is my card


I hadn't used the Bead Duos in a while and decided the frosting needed some bling and this would work.  I used sticky sheets to attach the beads.


Stamp Set(s): Crazy for Cupcakes (111618)

Cardstock: Bashful Blue (105120), Brilliant Blue (100721), Whisper White (100730), Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Stack (117161 Occasions Mini)

Ink: Basic Black (101179)

Accessories & Cool Tools: Watercolor pencils (101879), Bead Duo Blue (110753), Blender Pens (102845), Sticky Pages (114300), 1/2" Striped Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon (110717)

If you are one of my customers and have questions, I will be glad answer them.







Well Scripted Love You Much Valentine

It's getting close to Valentine's Day and if you have not made your sweetheart a card yet, this is a quick and easy WOW card. Finished card is a standard quarter fold size 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

Start with 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" Whisper White card stock and using Stampin' Up!'s Big Shot and Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions folder emboss only 1/3 of the front. Layer a 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" strip of Sending Love Specialty Designer Series Paper and a 1/4" x 5 1/2" strip of another pattern in same DSP pack. With the Extra Large Fancy Flower and 1 1/4" circle, punch the Pretty in Pink cardstock. Punch Real Red cardstock with the scalloped circle punch and chocolate chip cardstock with the 1" circle.

Take the red scallop circle and cut in about 3/8" between each scallop .Bend edges up toward center. Layer all punches as shown in the picture. Tie a piece of Whisper White Taffeta ribbon through the flower ribbon slideand attach to center of flower with mini glue dot.

Stamp Love you Much in bottom right corner and your card is complete.


Stamp Set(s): Well Scripted (118601)

Cardstock: Whisper White (100730),Sending Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (117153 Occasions Mini), Pretty in Pink ((100459), Real Red (102482), Chocolate Chip (102128)

Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908)

Accessories & Cool Tools:   Hodgepodge Styled Silver (11325), Scalloped Circle Punch (109043), 1 1/4" Circle punch (104403), 1" circle punch (109046),Ex. Large Fancy Flower (118073),Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (109070), Textured Impressions Perfect Polka Dots Folder (117335)

If you are one of my customers and have questions, I will be glad answer them.

Sharing Birthday Card and Shoebox Swap

 I'd like to share with you a birthday card I received from my dear friend and fellow demonstrator Jenny Hansen. I love it! The cardstock colors are Very Vanilla, Mellow Moss and Always Artichoke. The stamp set is Embrace Life.

Embrace Life Card

And while I am sharing — We had a shoebox swap at my last downline meeting and I'd like to share the cards we did:


Michelle S. used the Vintage Vogue set and Razzleberry Lemonade to create the item for her shoebox. Lynn M. made this pretty treat holder using the Love You Much and Wings of Friendship stamp sets. Colors are Melon Mambo and Regal Rose. Carrie brought this gorgeous card as her shoebox entry. It is a card she cased from Gretchen Barron – using a technique that I had forgotten about, making your own background paper with the Vintage Vogue set! And last was my shoe box card using Autumn Days stamp set to create a masculine birthday card. I used Autumn Traditions Designer Series Paper for the background on a Confetti Cream cardstock base.  Below is a closer look at my card.  If you want a list of the supplies, please send me an e-mail.


Autumn Days Card 2

With All My Heart Shaving Cream Valentine

One of my friends requested I do a card with the shaving cream technique for her next party. Since Valentine's Day is soon approaching, I thought this would be a fun Valentine to create. I used Stampin' Up!'s new With All My Heart clear mount set and the Stampin Up's new Scallop Trim Border punch. If you have never tried the shaving cream technique I have step by step instructions my customers.


Stamp Set(s): With All My Heart clear (118623), Teenie Tiny Wishes (115370)

Cardstock: Real Red (102482), Pretty in Pink (100459), Whisper White (100730)

Ink: Pretty in Pink Stamp Pad (101301), Real Red Stamp Pad (103133); Marker: Real Red (100052) Reinkers: Real Red (103287), Pretty in Pink (102295), and Blush Blossom (100614)

Accessories & Cool Tools: Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402 Free with $50 Sale-a-bration purchase), My Way Punch (110709), Full Heart Punch (113693)

If you are one of my customers and have questions, I will be glad answer them.