Stampin’ Up! Lemon Lime Twist with Night of Navy!

So surprised that EVERYONE didn’t fall immediately in love with Lemon Lime Twist.  That is the color that excites me of all the new colors!  Here I coupled it with Night of Navy.  Using the pretty matching papers from Eastern Palace Speciality Papers.  Eye catching for sure!  Sorry about the retired Special Reasons flowers but had to use them on this card.  One set that I will not be saying good bye to.  Wish SU had carried it over.

Cardstocks: Night of Navy

Lemon Lime Twist

Tranquil Tide (leaves)

Paper: Eastern Palace Speciality Designer Series Paper

Sentiment: Butterfly Basics stamped in Night of Navy

Oval die cuts: Layering Oval Framelits

Flowers/leaves die cuts: Special Reasons Thinlets

Pearls: Pearl Basic Jewels


Delightful Daisy DSP Graduation Gift Check Holder

You may have noticed that I haven’t posted since early April.  Life kinda has a funny way of  happening!  Many family members visiting, and most especially my work.  And then when I had a couple of days off, got my laundry caught up and went to my craft room, I couldn’t think of one single card I wanted to make!  Ever happen to you?  So without cards I had nothing to post about.  I finally gave in and pulled out the card fronts I made for On Stage the first of April.  I have never shown them and I do think they are pretty.  So I will be featuring them over the next few weeks trying to get my posting back on a regular basis I will start by posting just once a week on Saturday.

That said, I did make a couple of new cards recently and will feature those first.  The one I am showing today was a graduation check holder made with the lovely, inspiring Delightful Daisy DSP and the Daisy Punch.

This is the outside, the check I used was a Cashiers Check and it is unusually long- 8 1/2″.  The colors are: Calypso Coral and Old Olive.  See below for the list of supplies that I used on this project.

Here it is without the ‘Belly Band”.

The sentiment is mostly original.  I found the basic sentiment on the internet but was unable to find the author.  I changed quite a bit of it to suit my situation. The sentiment was printed from my computer on Whisper White Card Stock and cut to fit.  The little length of Whisper White at the bottom of the sentiment covers up my personal message and signature.  Forgot to take a picture  before I signed it!

Here are the supplies I used in making this holder.  If you would like the size of the cuts  please email me and I will be happy to send them to you.


Calypso Coral Card Stock: 9″ X  8 1/2″ : Score Longwise: 2 3/4″,  6 3/8″  Fold on these lines

Old Olive Card Stock: Belly Band: 2″ X 8 1/2″ (overlap in back)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 1/2″ X 8 3/4″

Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper: 2 1/2″ X 8 3/4″ (top), 2″ X 8 3/4″ ( bottom)

Belly Band DSP: 1 3/4 ” X 8 1/4″

Daisy Punch

Glitter Enamel Dots

Old Olive 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon



Stampin’ Up! Lift Me Up Bundle in Peekaboo Peach and Watermelon Wonder

The colors in this Carried Away Designer Series Paper are so bright and cheerful!  Combined they make me want to smile.  However, this Designer Series Paper is going to be Carried Away on April 1.  You have just one more day to order and get this bright paper free!!! (order of $50 or more).

The card base is Peekaboo Peach Card Stock and layered with Watermelon Wonder Card Stock and a layer of Carried Away DSP.  The Sentiment is Stylized Birthday Stamp (only in rubber/wood block) and stamped in Watermelon Wonder on Whisper White Card Stock.  The Sentiment was heat embossed by using Stampin’ Clear Embossing Powder over the Watermelon Wonder Ink.

The Sentiment was then die cut from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and layered with a piece of Carried Away DSP die cut using next larger die in Layering Squares Framelits.  The next frame is die cut from the next larger die in Layering Squares Framelits and all layers adhered together using SNAIL adhesive.  This panel was then adhered to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it some height.

The hot air balloons are from the Lift Me Up Stamp Set stamped in Archival Black Ink, on Carried Away DSP and die cut using the matching dies from the Lift Me Up Bundle.  These were adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

This angle shows the dimensional effect a little bit better.

The inside was finished by stamping the smaller balloons in Watermelon Wonder on Whisper White Card Stock.  The clouds are also from that Stamp Set and are stamped in Smoky Slate. The sentiment is from the Lift Me Up Stamp Set and stamped in Watermelon Wonder.

Here are the products I used in making this Card:
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Stampin’ Up! Oh So Succulent Oh So Versatile!

There is a story behind this card!  I was supposed to create a tutorial to be added to next months Amy’s Stampin’ Krew tutorials and Oh So Succulent is the theme.  We’ll, I had great ideas, and as they evolved they became more and more involved and when I completed this card I realized-Oh dear!  It would take three pages of instructions to describe how to make this card step by step!  So I did another card and it will be my tutorial.  This is my card for today!

For this card I chose Calypso Coral Card Stock for the Card Base, and layered it with Old Olive Card Stock.  Next I layered a piece of Whisper White Card Stock on top of the Old Olive.  Next I took a 2 X 3 3/4″ Calypso Coral and layered with a  1 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ Old Olive.  Then added a 1 1/2″ layer of Succulent Garden DSP onto of that.

The Basket behind the flowers in the bigger circle is from the carryover Holiday Stamp set Basket of Wishes Stamped in Early Espresso and colored in using the Blender Pen and Early Espresso Ink on Whisper White Card Stock. Die cut using Layering Circles Dies. Graduating circle dies were used to die cut the Calypso Coral and the Old Olive background circles. The Whisper White Circle was adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals to raise it a bit above the Old Olive.

The flowers were all stamped on Whisper White Card Stock using Sweet Sugar Plum, Calypso Coral and Old Olive and colored in using a Blender pen with the same inks. They were then die cut using the matching Succulent Framelits Dies.  These die cut flowers and stems were then adhered using Multipurpose Liquid Glue once I had carefully arranged them in a pleasing fashion.

The lower right ovals used the basic colors as above and die cut from the same size Layering Ovals Framelits.  The sentiment is stamped in Old Olive on  Whisper White from the stamp set Basket of Wishes.

The little enamel dots are in Calypso Coral.

The inside was layered like the front, the sentiment is stamped in Old Olive using the Stylized Birthday Stamp.  The flowers are die cut from the Oh So Succulent flowers, stamped in Calypso Coral and colored in using a Blender Pen.  Adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Here are the products I used making this card:
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Party Animal makes great backdrop for Pretty Kitty Twist and Pop card!

The first time I saw a Twist and Pop card I got so excited.  I knew I wanted to make one but couldn’t decide just which stamp set or sets I wanted to use.  My granddaughter, who just happens to love dogs (Ok any furry animal), was turning 10 and I needed a very special Birthday Card for her.  While looking through my stamp sets I noticed Bella & Friends, and counted- yes there were four kitty stamps that would fit on those smaller sections.  So, running out of time I quickly went through my DSP and quickly settled on Party Animal Designers Series Paper in the Occasions Catalog.  Love the Emerald Envy!

Then I began looking through all my saved You Tube videos on Pop & Twist Cards. I found the perfect one and when I finished this card I was so happy I did.  All her tips made my card ‘pop’ out just as it was supposed.  Here is the link for the video: Rajni’s Craftivity.    The video is so very easy to follow and the card goes together very easily if you carefully follow the video.


The card base is larger than usual- 5 1/2″ X 6″ (Card Stock cut at 6″ X 11″, scored and folded at 5 1/2″).  Yes, I had to make my own envelope-easy-peasy when you use the envelope making board.  The Color Stock used in this card is Emerald Envy and Whisper White.  The DSP is the Party Animal DSP.

I formed the ‘belly band’ by cutting Whispr White Card Stock -two lengths cut at 3/4″ X 7 inches.  I overlapped the ends to fit the card around and using Fast Fuse taped the ends together.  Before taping I stamped the squiggles using the stamp from the Ballon Adventure Stamp Set.  I stamped the kitty on Whisper White Card Stock in Black Stazon Ink and colored in using GoldenDijon, Pacific Blue,  Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy and Tangerine Tango Stampin’ Write Markers.  Then I die cut using the Stitched  Shapes Framelits Die Set circle that would outline kitty perfectly. Using the next size up circle die from the Layering Circles Framelits Set I die cut it in Emerald Envy, and the largest circle was die cut the largest die from the Layered Circles Framelits set.  All were adhered using SNAIL adhesive.  The two little ties are Emerald Envy 1/8″ Taffet Ribbon in Emerald Envy and the trinket are from the Party Animal Embellishments in the Occasions Catalog.


This shows it about to pop open, this mechanism is so good that when the belly band is removed the card almost pops open by itself!  The mechanism was made using Emerald Envy Card Stock.


And here it is open!  Cut huh?   All the kitties arerom the Pretty Kitty Stamp set,  The balloon was carefully masked from then Bella & Friends Stamp Set.  The kitties were all colored in using GoldenDijon, Pacific Blue,  Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy and Tangerine Tango Stampin’ Write Markers.  By the way, this card closes very easily as well!

The back page of the card was finished by stamping, in Emerald Envy Ink,  the sentiment from Confetti Celebration on Whisper White Card Stock.  The balloons are from Balloon Celebration stamped in Crushed Curry. It was then die cut using next to largest Lots of  Labels Framelits.  The edges were smudged using Emerald Envy Ink and a Sponge Dauber.

This card was so much fun to make.  Of course I had to make my own envelope, I used 12″ x 12″ Whisper White Card Stock and the Stampin’ Up! Envelope Punch Board.

Hope you like my card!

Here are the products I used in this card:
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Beautiful You Birthday Card in Mint Macaron and Soft Sky

I needed something quick, a soft, feminine, lovely looking card for a very sweet future granddaughter-in-law!  This is what I came up with.  When sitting at my desk,  my eyes fell upon the mask from my last post.  I already was pretty sure I wanted to use  Beautiful You Stamp so pulled it out,  and decided to go with Mint Macaron Card Stock layered with Whisper White Card Stock.    The background is the masking technique I described in another post recently.   used sponging with Mint Macaron and Soft Sky Inks.  I then stamped the girl in Basic Black Ink  with the Sentiment also in Basic Black Ink.  These are from the Beautiful  You stamp set.   I tried jewels (diamonds) but they didn’t look right so I added pearls and they were just right.




The inside was finished by stamping the sentiment from the Stylized Birthday Stamp  in Soft Sky. Quick and easy.  She loved the card!  She says she keeps all my cards and someday will make a display of them.

Be sure to check my blog on Saturday March 4th.  I have a WOW! of a card to show you.  I liked it so much I almost didn’t sent it.

Here are the products I used in making this card.

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Lift Me Up creates special 13 year old birthday card!

Cheerful, bright, happy, adventure, fun!  This card says them all and done with Night of Navy make this a perfect card for a special 13 year old great Grandson!  Sometimes it’s hard coming up with an idea for someone special and my Great Grandson is one of those very special kids!  I wanted his card to say all of the above and still be appropriate for a boy.  This is what I came up with.

The card base is Night of Navy with a layer of Carried Away DSP (Sale-A-Bration-Free!!! with a $50 order).  I pulled the colors of Peekaboo Peach, Night of Navy and Watermelon Wonder to brighten up this card.  The panel with the ballons on it is Night of Navy with a layer of Whisper White Card Stock.  Using the two medium size hot air ballon stamps from the Lift Me Up Stamp Set  I stamped them in Night of Navy on a separate sheet of Whisper White Card Stock and using my Blender Pen and Peekaboo Peach and Night of Navy Ink Pads I colored them in.  Then I die cut them using their matching dies from Up and Away Thinlet Set. (Comes as a bundle and you save 10%!)  These were adhered to the white panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.


The numerals 13 were die cut from the Carried Away DSP and Night of Navy Card Stock.  These were adhered together slightly off, creating a shadow effect.  Then I using the scalloped die from the Layering Squares Framelit Set I cut the background in Night of Navy.  I then used a plain sided die from the same set just the next size smaller.  The numerals were adhered to the Whisper White Card Stock and then to the Night of Navy Card Stock and positioned on the lower right front and adhered using SNAIL adhesive.


The inside of the card was finished by stamping in Night of Navy Ink on Whisper White Card Stock the smaller ballon shape from the Lift Me Up Stamp Set.  The Sentiment is from the Balloon Adventures Stamp Set.

Here are the products I used in creating this card.

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