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January 2018

Petal Palette - Roses

This is such an elegant card!  And, no framelits on this one!  But, we can't go without using our Big Shot, so we used embossing folders on this card.  Secret:  I hadn't even seen these folders in the catalog!  They're kind of hidden on page 23!  Guess that'll be on my next order!  Have a great day!



  • Thick Whisper White cardstock (base): 5 ½” X 8 ½”; scored at 4 ¼” and folded in half
  • Powder Pink card stock: 3 ⅞” X 3 ⅛”
  • Whisper White cardstock: 3 ¾” X 3”


  • Using the floral image from the Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, emboss the front of the card with the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.
  • Stamp the dot image along the bottom of the Whisper White piece of cardstock in Powder Pink.
  • Stamp the rose image in Memento Ink to the lower left-hand side of the Whisper White piece covering some of the dots.
  • Stamp the sentiment in the upper right-hand side of the card in Memento ink.
  • Using a Blender Pen, pick up a little of the Powder Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad either from the corner of the pad or from the lid (to get ink on the lid, simply press the middle of the ink pad when the ink pad is fully closed.) and color in the roses adding a little color at a time. Color in the little flower from the sentiment image in Powder Pink as well.
  • When finished coloring in the roses, wipe the Blender Pen clean on a scratch piece of paper. Pick up Pear Pizazz ink with the Blender Pen and then color in the leaves.
  • Add Wink of Stella to the roses.
  • Adhere the Whisper White piece with the stamped and colored images to the Powder Pink piece using Snail Adhesive.
  • Adhere to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.


Petal Palette -- another in Calypso!

Here's a fun card -- almost the same colors as yesterday's card, but no black this time!  Isn't it pretty?



  • Whisper White CS: 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”; 1” x 4”; 1/2" x 2”
  • Calypso Coral CS: 4” x 5 1/4”; 3/4 x 3 3/4”
  • Bubbles & Fizz DSP: 3 3/4” x 5”
  • Vellum: 3 1/2” x 5”
  • Ribbon: 8”


  1. Score Whisper White cardstock at 4 ¼” then fold to form card base.
  1. Adhere Calypso Coral cardstock to card front.
  2. Layer Bubbles & Fizz DSP to card front.
  3. Run Vellum through Big Shot using the Scattered Sequins Dynamic TIEF. Add to card front.
  4. Adhere Whisper White cardstock to Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet. Run through Big Shot using Petals & More Thinlits Die.  Add to Calypso Coral cardstock.  Add unit to card front.
  5. Stamp sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Add to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Tie ribbon into bow; Add to card front using Mini Glue Dots.
  7. Randomly add Tutti-fruitti Adhesive-Backed Sequins to card front.

Petal Palette - Best Wishes

It's a week of Petal Palette!  Here's a beaufitul card using Calypso Coral and Black -- Clean and elegant!



  • Calypso Coral Cardstock: 4" x 5 1/4”
  • Whisper White Cardstock: 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” (base); 2 ¾” x 3 ½” (oval); ¾” x 3 ½” (banner) 
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 2 3/4” x 3 ¾” (oval); 1” x 4 ¾” (die cut)                           


  1. Score Whisper White Cardstock at 4 ¼”. Fold for card base.
  2. Adhere Calypso Coral Cardstock to card front.
  3. Stamp floral spray with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on 2 ¾” x 3 ½” Whisper White.
  4. Use the Big Shot to cut out with 2 ¾” x 3 ½” oval framelit.
  5. Color floral spray with Calypso Coral and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs, using both light and dark markers to achieve the look you want.
  6. Use the Big Shot to cut the largest scalloped oval framelit from 2 ¾” x 3 ¾” Basic Black Cardstock.
  7. Adhere finished white oval to Basic Black scalloped oval.
  8. Use Petals & More Thinlit to cut accent die from 1” x 4 ¾” Basic Black Cardstock
  9. Adhere accent die cut to card front with Liquid Glue.
  10. Punch one end of the 1” x 3 ½” Whisper White Cardstock strip with the Banner Triple Punch.
  11. With “V” at left side, stamp sentiment with Memento Black Ink on banner.
  12. Adhere banner slightly overlapping Basic Black Cardstock accent.
  13. Adhere finished oval to right side of card front with Dimensionals.

Petal Palette Congrats!

This week, I'm going to highlight the "Petal Palette" Suite!  You can see it on Pages 22 & 23 of the Occasions Catalog!

This first card is a soft pink and black Congrats card.  Pink and black is one of my favorite color combos!



  • Whisper White:   8½” x 5½”; score at 4¼”; 5 ½” x 4”)
  • Basic Black: 5 1/i8” 3 7/8”
  • Pink Pirouette: 5” x 3 ¾”
  • Petal Passion DSP: 4” x 1”


  1. Fold Whisper White in half to form card base.
  2. Emboss the Pink Pirouette piece with the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF and glue to the Basic Black mat. Glue both pieces to the card base.
  3. Stamp the bird and sentiment in Basic Black ink on the Whisper White piece (leave room for the leaf die cut) and cut out with the matching framelit using the Big Shot.
  4. Colour the bird with Aqua Painter and Pink Pirouette ink.
  5. Cut out the leaf thinlit from the remaining scrap of Whisper White.
  6. Glue the leaf thinlit to the middle of the card – you will have to trim off the lower portion so it fits on the card front.
  7. Cut out the weave framelit from the Petal Passion DSP.
  8. Cut the doily in half and glue to the embossed piece in the middle near the bottom of the card front.
  9. Glue the DSP weave piece on top of the doily and glue a piece of ribbon across both pieces.
  10. Pop up the sentiment label with Stampin’ Dimensionals on top of the other elements.
  11. Pop up bird on the left side of the label.

Bird Banter

This has got to be one of the cutest stamp sets ever!!  I just got it this week, and I can't wait to play with it!!  Here's a great card from PS Just for You collection:



  • Whisper White: 4 1/2” x 3”
  • Delightful Daisy: 4” x 5 1/4"
  • Old Olive: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”; 4 6/8” x 3 1/8”
  • Night of Navy ribbon: 8”
  • Old Olive ribbon: 8”


    1. Fold Old Olive cardstock in half to create card base.
    2. Using Tear and Tape adhesive attach two ribbon strips (Old Olive on Night of Navy) across card front.
    3. Using SNAIL adhesive, adhere Delightful Daisy to card front.
    4. Ink bird images, party hat and heart using Tuxedo Black ink and stamp onto Whisper White layer.
    5. Color all images using Stampin’ Blends.
    6. Adhere bird layer to Old Olive layer using SNAIL adhesive and then adhere to card front to complete card.
    7. To complete card, punch Old Olive leave and adhere to card front using SNAIL adhesive and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Sweet & Simple Valentine



  • Basic Black: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Real Red: 5 1/4" x 8” (scored at 4”)
  • Whisper White: 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"


  1. Fold Real Red cardstock on score line. Adhere to Basic Black cardstock.
  2. Stamp sentiment in Basic Black ink on Whisper White cardstock. Stamp heart image over the top of the sentiment in Real Red ink. Add vine heart border in Basic Black ink.
  3. Using the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies, cut out the heart image on the Whisper White cardstock.
  4. Adhere Whisper White cardstock to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add SNAIL Adhesive on the back of the heart you’ve cut out and add to card where the heart cut out is.
  5. Tie Whisper White 1/4" Organza Ribbon around Whisper White card base.

Sure Do Love You!



  • Basic Black: Card Base 5 ½” x 8 ½”, Layer 2 7/8” x 3 7/8”        
  • Shimmery White: 2 ¾” x 3 ¾”
  • Gold Foil Sheets:   3” x 4”
  • Ribbon: 4”


  1. Ink up the stamp in VersaMark ink and stamp it on the Shimmery White cardstock.
  2. Sprinkle on Clear Embossing Powder. Tap off excess powder.
  3. Use the heat gun to melt the embossing powder. Check in the light to make sure all of the words are shiny, and then you know that you melted all the powder.
  4. With a pushpin tack, pierce a hole in the lid of the Brilliant Red Brusho. No need to remove the safety seal or the cap as this will make it hard to control how much watercolor crystals you add to your project. Remove the pin and sprinkle some of the Brusho Crystals on to your paper over the embossed image. Replace pin in the hole to “cap” the Brusho for storage.
  5. Fill a Stampin’ Spritzer with water.
  6. Fill the AquaPainter with water. Lightly squeeze the barrel to load the brush tip with water.
  7. Lightly mist the Shimmery White cardstock with the Stampin’ Spritzer 1 or 2 times directly over the Brusho crystals. (Option: if you are using Watercolor paper you can spritz 3 times).
  8. Starting in the upper left corner of the paper, use the AquaPainter to swish the color back and forth all the way down to the bottom of the paper to reveal the embossed image. For a more intense color, add more Brusho Crystals and repeat brushing with the AquaPainter.
  9. Place damp paper on a scrap paper. To avoid curling, place it face down on the paper and lay something heavy on top (for example: a large clear block). Let image dry.
  10. When image is dry, use Tear & Tape to attach it to the black cardstock layer. The Tear & Tape will insure the paper will stick and stay flat even if it is curling.
  11. Place Dimensionals on the pack on the layered, embossed piece.
  12. Remove the Dimensional backing papers and attach to Gold Foil layer.
  13. Fold card base in half. Attach the layered piece with SNAIL adhesive.
  14. Knot ribbon. Attach the ribbon to the card with a glue dot.

Stamp Club Sneak Peek!

Here's one of the cards we'll be making at our first Stamp Club meeting on Januray 21st!   There is still ONE spot available if you'd like to join us!!  Click HERE to sign up!!

This card uses the Hold on to Hope stamp set, along with the awesome new Brusho Crystal Colors!  I really love this stuff!! haha!


You'll have to come to club in two weeks to get all the details!!! :-)  Hope to see you then!


Magical Day



  • Pacific Point: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”
  • Old Olive: 5 ¼” x 4”
  • Basic Gray: 3 ¾” x 2 ½” and 2 7/8” x 1 5/8”
  • Whisper White: 2 ¾” x 1 ½” and 2 ½” x 2 ½”
  • Pumpkin Pie: 1” x 3/8”
  • Silver Glimmer Paper: approx. 3” x 3”


  1. Stamp sparkle image on Old Olive card stock in Old Olive ink and then adhere card stock to Pacific Point card base.
  2. Run both Basic Gray pieces of card stock through the Brick Wall Embossing Folder. Make a banner cut in one end of the largest piece and adhere to the front of the Old Olive piece. Set the smaller Basic Gray piece aside for now.
  3. Stamp your sentiment on the smaller Whisper White card stock and attach it to the small Basic Gray piece.
  4. Flag one end of both Pumpkin Pie card stock strips and attach one to the backside of the sentiment then attach the sentiment to front of the card with dimensionals.
  5. Stamp the dragon in Memento Black ink and then color with your Stampin’ Blends. Finish that piece with stamping the sparkle stamp in Pumpkin Pie.
  6. Die cut a scallop square in the Silver Glimmer Paper then attach the dragon on top.
  7. You will attach the other Pumpkin Pie flag to the backside of the glimmer paper. Then I put some fast fuse on the back to attach a little (messy) nest of the Silver Metallic Thread. When that’s done then attach it to the front of the card using dimensionals.

Heart Happiness

Good Morning, and Happy Wednesday!  Love these short weeks, don't you?!!  Here's a fun card I created this weekend, using the Heart Happiness Stamp Set!  Hearts do make me happy!  This fun set is found in the new Occasions Catalog -- which just happens to go live today!  I have copies avaiable for pick up -- just let me know!!


For the background, I used more of the Brusho Crystal Colors -- these are so much fun to use!  And so easy!!  I used the yellow and red on this card -- as you can see they mix very nicely!   I then stamped hearts over the top of the Brush (once it was dry)  The biggest heart is Real Red, the medium is Pumpkin Pie, and the smaller hearts are Crushed Curry.  For some reason, I couldn't quite get the colors right in the photo.

The sentiment is from an older set, Lift Me Up.  To finish it off, I added some cute rhinestones.