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


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.

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Stampin’ Up! Country Livin’ Birthday Card for older Teen Boy Rock Enthusiast!

One of the joys of creating your own cards is that you can make cards for those hard to find people when you want to send them ‘just that special’ card.  My 17 year old Grandson is just one of those people!  How to design a card for a 17 year old boy.  Now that is difficult.   My grandson plays guitar and has a small garage band that he really enjoys.  So……here is the card that I cased from  Wild West Paper Arts card as a jumping off point.  I changed it up a bit to suit me! Love the idea of Basic Black with the Cajun Craze. It just somehow says ” rock star”.


The base card is Basic Black Card Stock.  The next layer is Cajun Craze Card Stock adhered with SNAIL.  The top layer on the front is Basic Black Card Stock again.  I applied one strip of  5/8″ Burlap Ribbon a bit left of center.  I applied it with Fast Fuse to assure its permanency.  The star on the right was created by first die cutting the star by a die from the Stars Framelits set using a piece of Basic Black pattern paper  from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack.  Using a sponge smudged it all over first with Cajun Craze Ink and then with Crushed Curry Ink.  Especially making it much heavier towards the edges, allowing the center open and brighter!  It was adhered on the right side using SNAIL Adhesive.



The guitar is from the Country Livin’ Stamp Set stamped in Stazon Jet Black Ink on Very Vanilla Card Stock.  I them carefully colored it using Aqua Painters and Cajun Craze,  Delightfu Dijon in a watercoloring fashion .   I then fussy cut it out and adhered to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it more definition.  The sentiment was Stamped in Cajun Craze using the words from the Crazy About You Stamp Set on Very Vanilla Card Stock.   Using the Layering Circles Framellits the sentiment was die cut and the layer under was die cut using the next size die in Cajun Craze Card Stock. The front was finished by placing stars in the four corners from Regals Enamel Shapes set.


The inside of the card was finished by layering Cajun Craze and Very Vanilla Card Stock.  The sentiments were stamped in Cajun Craze Ink  from the Confetti Celebration Stamp Set.  Don’t you love how it turned out?

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Leaflets Framelits, Tangerine Tango and Dapper Denim team up for a masculine ‘Hello’ card

One of my husbands fraternity brothers from college has been under the weather so my husband asked me to create a card using their college colors-well sounds easy but the colors are blue and orange!  I thought what can you do with Blue and Orange?   Auburn University colors!  Dapper Denim and Tangerine Tango almost match their colors displayed on their website so I decided to use them-but then-how to create a masculine ‘thinking of you card’?

Actually when I was finished I was rather pleased with  it.  I cased this design from Diane Squires .  My base card is Dapper Denim Card Stock with a layer of Tangerine Tango next and topped with a layer of  Very Vanilla Card Stock.  The leaf was die cut in the upper top of the card layer using the Leaflets Framelits Oak Leaf die.  The layer in between is Tangerine Tango pattern from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack.



My husband choose the sentiment and it was stamped in Dapper Denim using the stamp from Tin of Cards Stamp Set.  The ribbon is Dapper Denim in the 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon and adhered using SNAIL with a small snippet tied in a one knot on the left side.  The little embellishment on the upper left side are Dapper Denim Enamel dots from the 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes Collection.


My husband choose not to have anything adorning the inside. He wanted lots of room to write his own note.  The layers are the Dapper Denim Card Base with Tangerine Tango next and top layer is Very Vanilla Card Stock.  All adhered using SNAIL adhesive.


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Sweet Sugarplum and Emerald Envy for an arty Masculine Birthday Card

Life does get in the way sometimes doesn’t it?  No post on Thursday, and late today!  My week was totally out of kilter.  Spent the night in Atlanta Sunday and so Monday was my Sunday!  All week I was one day off and my working days have changed.  Not working on weekends is difficult to adjust to!  One would think that it would be easy but…I always planned to not be able to stamp on the weekends so I always stamped on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  So last week I worked on Tuesday, spent the weekend in Atlanta and my stamping time was limited.  Just not enough hours in the day.

Today we had a going away party for our older son who is leaving for Steamboat Springs for the winter season.  He is excited, he will be driving a city tourist bus there.  AND the other reason for our family party was my youngest son’s 40th birthday!  so we had a lot to celebrate.  No stamping done!  I did spend some time thought on my son’s birthday card. He is very hard to think of a theme for 40.

He doesn’t hunt, fish, boat or watch sports.  He is a professional photographer, retired ballet dancer and now a banker.  Did I leave out  husband and daddy par excellence?  Lives near downtown Atlanta in a really arty area and has a mini farm in his backyard.

This is the card I came up with.  Black for the significant year,  plum  for brightness and creativity, emerald green because he is a jewel with a little peekaboo peach thrown in.

The card base is Basic Black Card Stock layered with Sweet Sugar Plum Card Stock and next layer is Emerald Envy Card Stock.  The background front is Very Vanilla Card Stock, stamping off twice I stamped the splattered background from the Swirly Bird Stamp Set in Peekaboo peach,  Emerald Envy and Sweet Sugar  Plum ink filling in the back ground.  I then die cut using the ‘waves’ from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits  and  a piece of Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack and adhering to the front of the card using Multipurpose Glue.   I die cut the numbers (Large Number Framelits)  first from a coordinating piece of Playful Palette DSP Stack  and then in Basic Black Card stock and adhered them together using Multipurpose Glue.  Die cutting two of the smaller swirls in a coordinating piece of the Playful Palette DSP Stack I cut them into  pieces to fit the odd places on the lower half of the card.  The front was finished off by adding the Emerald Envy Enamel Shapes from the 2016-2018 Enamel Shape Sets.


The inside was finished by adhering a layer of Sweet Sugarplum to inside back.  Taking a piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock I used the spatter effect stamp from the Swirly Birds Stamp Set and stamped it in Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum and Emerald Envy.  The Sentiment is from the Suite Sayings Stamp Set  and stamped in Tuxedo Black.  All layered were adhered using SNAIL adhesive.



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Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Branches stamp set with Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper background

Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Branches Sentiment  and Night of Navy Card Stock create a perfect ‘masculine’ feeling “Your in My Thoughts” Card but is appropriate for an elegant woman as well!

Thoughtful Branches Bundle is only going to be available until August 31!  If you don’t have this versatile stamp set, order it today!  I love the sentiments on it, AND all the fun things you can do with the trees, tree, etc.

The Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper is perfect for elegance don’t you agree?  There are so many coordinating patterns in this Series.  I posted a card several weeks ago using four of the patterns!  All lovely, hard to choose just one.  This card Clean and Simple Card  features two designs in this paper series.

The card base is Night of Navy Card Stock, the lower half is Flora Boutique DSP adhered with SNAIL adhesive.  Using Night of Navy Ink I stamped the sentiment from Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set on Whisper White Card Stock.  I then die cut it using an appropriate size of scalloped die from the Layering Circles Framelit Set.  I then die cut the next layer using Night of Navy in the very next size scalloped Die.  The final layer is two sizes up scalloped Circle using the Floral Boutique DSP.  I then adhered it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Using Night of Navy Solid Bakers Twine I wrapped it around the lower 1/3 several times and tied it in a bow.

The card front was completed by adding two medium size Metal Rim Pearls to the right upper side.

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The inside was even cleaner and simpler~I layered the Floral Boutique DSP and Whisper White Card Stock and added two strips of contrasting Floral Boutique Washi Tape to the left side.  Quick, clean and so pretty.  Hope you like it!

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Stampin’ Up! Tuscan Vineyard Stamp Set so vintage-Congratulations Card.

Tuscan Vineyard Stamp Set just cries out for vintage rendition.  Delightful Dijon is the color I chose to feature this pretty, vintage looking scene.  The card base is Delightful Dijon Card Stock layered with a piece of jSerene Scenery Paper as background.  I didn’t want the Dandelion ‘Fluff’ to show so I carefully cropped the paper to get all the big stuff out of the way.  Then using the motif stamp from the Timeless Textures Stamp Set I stamped off once and then stamp randomly on the background covering all the little fluff that was showing through.

Don’t you love the Burlap Ribbon?  But how to feature it?  It is perfect on this card and adds to the vintage feel of the scerenly.  I adhered a piece of the Burlap Ribbon to the top 1/3 of the card.  Then I stamped the pastoral scene from the Tuscan Vineyard Stamp set using  Tuxedo Black Ink on Very Vanilla Card Stock.  The scene is colored in with the Blender Pen using Emerald Envy, Crumb Cake and Old Olive ink.


Choosing an oval die that fit the scene plus a 1 /4″ I die cut the scene and added a frame by die cutting the next size die in Delightfu Dijon Card Stock.  I adhered the frame to the picture using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.  This finished piece was adhered to the background using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The little Medallion  was stamped using Versamark Ink on Very Vanilla Card Stock.  It was then heat embossed using the NEW Stampin’ Up! Copper Embossing Powder.  The Medallion was die cut using a small Scalloped Circle die and the background piece-Delightful Dijon- was die cut using the next size up Scalloped Circle die.  (These are from the Layered Circles Thinlets Set).  I smudged (Using a dauber) the edge of the Medallion with Delightful Dijon before adhering it to its back piece.  The finished piece was adhered to the front using Stampin’ Dimensionals on the edge away from the scene and a bit of SNAIL was used on the edge to hold it down to the frame of the scene.

The Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set Sentiment if perfect here, stamped in  Versamark Ink and heat embossed using Copper Embossing Powder on Very Vanilla.  The sentiment was then trimmed to fit and the ends were die cut using a small die from the Layering Circles Set.  The sentiment was then  smudged using Delightful Dijon.  This was then adhered to a piece of Delightful Dijon Card Stock and trimmed leaving a 1/4″ frame all around.

To finish off the front I cut a short length of the Burlap Ribbon and folded it in two, adhered under the Medallion using a glue dot to hold it in place.  (Also had to use a glue dot on each end of the ribbon, they tended to want to jump up!


Love this inside!!!  I used a piece of Very Vanilla and stamped it all over using the motif stamp from Timeless Treasures as I did on the front of the card stamping off once or twice.  The jugs are from the Tuscan Vineyard Stamp Set,  stamped in Delightful Dijon.  (Note*I had just reinked my stamp pad and it was too juicy-hence the dark circle at the bottom of the jugs-but kind of lends a shadow effect.)

The inside top is a coverup!!!  When I adhered the finished piece to the background I did it on the wrong side!  So,  hint: using my trusty heat gun I heated the SNAIL slightly, and carefully removed the piece from the top.  Oops-some slight roughness and tears left behind so I added this piece of Serene Scenery DSP to the top.  Glad it turned out OK.  Here is the envie I made to match.


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