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! 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.


Product List

Stampin’ Up! Lost Lagoon and Blackberry Bliss for Masculine Birthday Card using The Open Sea Stamp Set with Going Places DSP Paper.

It is always hard for me to come up with Masculine Cards,  I love fancy, vintage, feminine cards and so their easy to design and make.  But a mans card just escapes me.  I have four boys!  On birthday I try so hard to come up with something that pertains to their life.  I don’t always come up with something.  The paper and the stamp set suggested this design to me although none of my boys (men) are boaters.  For sure it is definitely masculine.


Just a note to let you know the colors are retiring as of May 31.  Two of my favorites!

The card base is Lost Lagoon Card Stock layered with Very Vanilla and the top layer is from the Going  Places DSP Stock.

Stamps are from the Stampin’ Up! The  Open Sea Stamp Set.  Blackberry Bliss Card Stock is layered behind the images stamped in Blackberry Bliss and Lost Lagoon Yardstick is layered behind the images stamped in Lost Lagoon.  The Ship Image layer was adhered using Stampin’ Dimensional for a focal point.

I used the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Basics Stamp Set and having a very clean stamping block and very clear back of image I carefully stretched and pressed the sentiment into a shallow curve.  I stamped the image using Blackberry Bliss Ink, heat embossed it using Stampin’ Up! Clear Emboss  Powder.  Then carefully fussy cut it.  Layered it on a piece of Black Berry Bliss Cardstock and fussy cut that layer just an 1/8″ away.  Using Dimensionals I adhered it to the card front.

Ship ins

Inside I layered Blackberry Bliss Card Stock on the Lost Lagoon and last layer is Very Vanilla.  I cut the same DSP as used on the front into a 1 1/2″ width and using the Stampin’ Up! Scalloped Tag Punch (Now retired)  punched one end.  The Anchor is from The Open Sea Stamp Set and was stamped in BlackBerry Bliss Ink on Very Vanilla, then die cut using a circle die from the Circle Die Set.  The back piece is die cut using the next size circle in BlackBerry Bliss.  Adhered with Snail Adhesive.

I made the envelope using the envelope punch board and Very Vanilla Card Stock.  The lining is the same DSP as on the front of the card.  The envelope was stamped with the world image from The Open Sea Stamp set in BlackBerry Bliss.

Let me know what you think!


Birthday Bouquet DSP completes this very special FlipTop Gift Box.

Mother’s Day was this past week and I apologize for not getting this very precious, special box posted in time.  This Split Top Box is quick and easy made with the new Heavyweight Whisper White Card Stock.  Great directions at SplitcoastStampers in the Tutorial Section.   The tutorial is done by Joan Jamieson and it is so clever!  Quick, fairly easy and very impressive.  I made this box to hold a birthday gift for my daughter.  After I took all the pictures and got the edited I discovered that this ribbon is now retired.  I looked in the new catalog and I think there are several ribbons that would work with this box. Let me know if you make it, I would love to see others ideas!  The box that I CASEd was made for Christmas with a lovely Flower on top of it.

Birthday Bouquet DSP FlipTop Gift Box

I am not going to even try to list how I made this because it is so well done on Splitcoasters site.  I did add the end to end  1 1/2″ belly band in Blushing Bride Card stock.  Using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch I punched both ends.  I secured the belly band with a bit of Sticky Strip on the bottom.

Birthday Bouquet DSP and Blushing Bride

Isn’t this clever to use the ribbon for the hinges?  So a little wider ribbon is required.

Birthday Bouquet DSP and Blushing Bride Sideview

And here it is open. Size?  it is just right for the Regular Size Cards.   The Box measures: 5 1/2″ long x 4 1/4 Wide and 1 1/2″ Deep.  It is a very sturdy box but looks so feminine and precious in this color combination.  Summery too!

Birthday Bouquet DSP with Blushing Bride open and inside

This is what the inside looks like.  A sweet little box.  Please try it.

Perfect Pairings combined with Large Numbers Framelits are spotlighted on this ‘cool’ graduation Card.

This card, using  ©Stampin’ Up! Perfect Pairings Stamp Set and Large Numbers Framelits for the numbers   and DSP from the Brights Color Collections to create a stunning, personalized graduation card.  My grandson, Andrew graduated from the University of Cincinnati last weekend and I created this card especially for him.  Researching, I discovered the school colors were Black and Red.   I CASEd this card from Peggy Waggoner as showcased by Dawn on Do Stamping with Dawn Blog.


Large Numbers Framelits, Real Red, Basic Black and Perfect Pairings Graudation Card

Large Numbers Framelits, Real Red, Basic Black and Perfect Pairings Graudation Card

So this card was created like this:

  1.  Card base is Whisper White Heavy Card stock to 5 1/2″ X  8 1/2″ and scored and folded at 4 1/4″.
  2. The DSP is from the Brights Color Collections in Real Red and cut at 5 1/2″ X 4 1/2″.
  3. Die Cut the numbers using Basic Black and the Large Number Framelits.
  4. Using Versa Mark Pad, I liberally coated the sentiment from Perfect Pairings and stamped it on the one.  Then dusting well with White Stampin’ Emboss powder followed by heat embossing.
  5. Using the Ovals Framelits (retiring May 31), I choose to sizes that fit well together.  Die cut the larger oval in Basic Black.  The next smaller size cut in Real Red.
  6. Using Vera Mark Pad and the sentiment stamp on Real Red Oval centering it.  The dust it liberally with Black Embossing Powder (retiring May 31).  Followed by heat embossing.
  7. Cut a  1″ X 1″ square out of Basic Black Card Stock.  Punch to holes close together in the middle and run a 1/4″ Crushed Curry doubled through the two holes, taking the ends of the ribbons, insert through the loop and pull through.  Adjust as needed.
  8. Adhere the Real Red/Basic Black Oval to card on lower right using Stampin’ Dimensional’s.  Adhere the cap to the lower left hand corner using the Dimensionals again.

Thank you Dawn for showcasing this perfect graduation card!