Archive | September 2017

Bright Foil Frenzy Lemon Lime Twist Birthday Shaker Card

Ah, what do you make for a 13 year old boy that doesn’t play sports?  He does play the cello but I couldn’t come up with a card for that.  So…I decided an eclectic card would do.  Here is what I came up with.  Using Foil Frenzy in Lemon Lime Twist I paired it with Gold Numbers,  and Lemon Lime Card Stock.  I think it turned out pretty  nifty.  At first when I created it I wanted to the leave the front plain, but after some thought I added from stars from two different die sets that were coordinating.  Gold Foil kind of sets it off.

Since I wanted to use die cut gold foil numbers I had to contrive a different way of creating my shaker card.  Using two window sheets I made a ‘shaker pocket’ adhered to the back of the  patterned foil card front.  The pocket was created by first adhering a piece of window sheet to the back of the die cut round opening.  I used Fast Fuse.  Next using Foam Adhesive Strips I outlined the window placing the Foam directly on the window sheet.  Next I cut another piece of window sheet about the same size and then carefully place some sequins on the open area.  Placing the second sheet of window sheet on top of the foam adhesive strips sealed it carefully.  The front was then adhered to the Card Front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using the die cut piece from the front of the card I adhered it to a piece of Whisper White Card Stock  The Happy Birthday Thinlit was die cut in Lemon Lime Card Stock and adhered on top of the die cut.  The materials I used in this card can be found listed below.

Stampin’ Up! materials used in making this card:

Card Stock:  Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White

Paper: Foil Frenzy Speciality Designer Series Paper , Gold Foil Sheets

Window Sheets

Dies: Layering Circles Framelits, Large Numbers Framelits, Happy Birthday Thinlets

Stars dies: Larger Star-Mini Treat Bag Thinlets, Smaller Star – Wood Crate Framelits.

Embellishments: Subtles Enamel Shapes (Stars-Pear Pizzaz), Sequins: Metallic Sequin Assortment

Foam Adhesive Strips, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Fast Fuse


Stampin’ Up! Foil Frenzy Stunning Birthday Card

Don’t you love the versatility of the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper?  Gorgeous!!! Especially pairing two new colors: Berry Burst and Powder Pink.

I  loosely cased this card and now can’t find the original to credit the author.  I think it is a brilliant design. The ribbon is new this year, so pretty in Berry Burst, it’s the 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding.  It makes the prettiest bow.  The gold foil sentiment just sets the whole front of the card off don’t you think?

Inside was finished by using the punched out Foil Frenzy scalloped circle and Powder Pink.  Before adhering all layers together on the inside I first stamped the sentiment and sponged lightly with Berry Burst Ink on the edges of the powder Pink.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! Products that I used in this card:

Card Stock:  Foil Frenzy (Berry Burst)  Whisper White, Powder Pink, Gold Foil

Dies: Scalloped Circle Framelits, Happy Birthday Thinlets

Stamps: Baskets of Wishes

Inks: Berry Burst

Ribbon: 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding (Berry Burst)


Stamin’ Up! Bella & Friends Birthday Card

Bella & Friends is the perfect card to use when wishing your fur baby groomer Happy Birthday!  My fur babies have gone to Charles for over six years for grooming.  This card turned out just perfect for him, he so appreciates my handmade cards.

The perfect combination of Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper and the 1/2″ Gingham Ribbon in Night of Navy were crying for a card!  This card was loosely cased from (6/10/2016).

The puppy was filled in with the Blender Pen and Crumb Cake Ink.  Triple layered and popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The little footprints on the inside are from a stamp I have had for years.  Sorry not Stampin’ Up!.

Obviously, Chin Chin and Zee Zee are my two Shih Tzus’.

Stampin’ Up! Products used in this card:

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight

Designers Series Paper: Delightful Daisy

Stamps: Bella & Friends, Birthday Delivery, Stylized Birthday

Ink Pads: Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Real Red

Ribbon: 1/2″ Gingham Ribbon Night of Navy

Embellishments: Enamel Shapes Regals (Night of Navy heart)




Stampin’ Up! Fresh Fig Wine is Devine! All occasion card.

Here in North Georgia the temperature was an early fall 59 degrees this morning.  Cool, dry air and just hints of cooler weather to come.  What better way to celebrate fall that a delicious glass of red wine.

New Stampin’ Up! In Colors includes two colors that I was not too fond of, at first.  Now it is down to one.  Fresh Fig was one of those colors that just didn’t ring my bell.   Couldn’t think of a project or card I wanted to use it with…until I saw this versatile ‘Wine is Devine’ Stamp Set.  Suddenly realized that Fresh Fig is actually Red Wine color!  So I started playing and this is what I created.  The colors I used were Fresh Fig, Pear Pizazz and Whisper White.  The fluer de les at the top were stamped off twice before stamping on the card front.  The ‘sister’ stamp set that is perfect with   ‘Wine is Devine’ Stamp Set is the Stampin’ Up! Tuscan Vineyards Stamp Set-the fluer de les, the grapes and the award stamps.

The seal on the bottle of wine was first stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, then the top was gently laid on the VersaMark  Pad and heat embossed with Copper Stampin’ Embossing Powder.  The bottle and glass wine was colored in using the Stampin’ Write Marker in Fresh Fig.  The label on the bottle was stamped on Blushing Bride Cardstock and fussy cut, applied with Multipurpose Glue.  The glass and bottle were fussy cut.


The corks on the inside are from the Tuscan Vineyards Stamp Set.  All Stampin’ Up! products and are listed below used in this card.


Stampin’ Up! Products used in this card:

Card Stock:  Fresh Fig, Whisper White, Blushing Bride

Inks: Fresh Fig, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzaz

Stampin’ Write Markers: Fresh Fig, Pear Pizazz

Embossing powder: Versa Mark Ink Pad, Embossing Buddy,  Copper

Stamp Sets: Tuscan Vineyard, Wine is Devine

Die cuts: 3/4 Circle from Circles Framelits

Ribbon: 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon-Fresh Fig

Stampin’ Dimensionals (under award and wine bottle).