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September 2021

Beauty of Tomorrow

This week is flying by!  We're busy getting ready for our World Card Making Open House!  Sure hope you can join us!  We'll have 2 fun cards for you to make!  Come anytime between 9am and 11:30am!  Click HERE to RSVP!

Today's card features the Beauty of Tomorrow Stamp Set, along with the coordinating designer paper, Blackberry Beauty.  This paper is so elegant with the gold foil highlights!

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Here is another version, substituting Mossy Meadow for the Cinnamon Cider ink:

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Here's a listing of all the products used on these cards:

Beauty of Tomorrow for GDP #311

Good morning!  I was able to stamp quite a bit over the weekend!  And, here is something I made for the Global Design Project #311--the challenge is a theme:  Leaves.  The Intricate Leaves Dies are so pretty--especially when you use them with the Gold Foil Sheets!!

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I am in love with this designer paper--especially the colors!  Blackberry Bliss and Cinnamon Cider are sooooo pretty together, don't you think?

Here are all the products used:

Gorgeous Leaves for 2 Challenges!

This weekend, my downline got together for some stamping fun!  We learned a One Sheet Wonder technique, and the Alcohol Ink background technique!  This uses the Stampin' Blends and 91% alcohol to create really cool backgrounds!  As I was looking at the pieces of vellum this morning, I decided they would be perfect for some CAS fall cards!!  Two challenges:  The Paper Players #559 and Addicted to CAS #207 both asked for fall cards!  So, here you go!


For the background, I used the dark Night of Navy & dark Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends, along with the 91% alcohol!  I love this technique--you'll see more from me!

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Supplies used:

Peaceful Deer for Christmas

Good morning!  Can you believe that Sale-a-bration is almost over?!!  If there are still items you would like to get, please do so by this Thursday, Sept 30th!  Be advised--all items are "while supplies last"--so don't wait too long!

Today's card is one I made a while back--was trying to come up with designs for my Holiday Card Classes.   Can't remember why I didn't use this one, but I didn't!  I think it's a great "masculine" Christmas card--don't you?


For the main image, I stamped directly onto the Pe-aceful Prints Designer Paper--love the effect!  The leaping deer was stamped on Basic White cardstock, then punched out and adhered to the card.  Very simple!

Here are all the products used on today's card:

Trifold Card with Nature's Harvest

Good morning!  I love the Nature's Harvest Bundle--it's so pretty, and very easy to create with!  My stamp club ladies love to learn new things, so when I saw this fun fold idea, I knew I had to show them!  We had a lot of laughs as we learned how to cut it!!  But, the cards all turned out great!  

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If you'll notice--I put my right panel into the embossing folder the wrong direction, and now the script is going up and down!  haha!!  Oh well!

I'm entering this in the TGIF Challenge #335:  Fall and Pumpkins.  

Here are all the fun items used on today's card:

Delicate Dahlias

Good morning!  What a busy week it's been!  Happily busy though!  I'm so excited--we're having an "in person" team meeting this morning--so fun!!  I'll show you the cards and projects from the meeting later!!  (Don't want to spoil the surprise for anyone coming!!)

In the meantime, enjoy this fun, simple card using the beautiful Delicate Dahlias!  It's paired with the Beautifully Penned Designer Paper.  Both these items are available FREE with purchase!!   

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What I love most about this set is that it doesn't need to be aligned perfectly!  For this card, the "solid" image is stamped in Polished Pink, and then the "ouline" image in Tuxedo Black.  The Basic Rhinestones were colored with the Polished Pink Stampin' Blends!  Love that you can have any color you'd like in rhinestones!!

Here are all the products used on this card:

Gorgeous Leaves

This is an over the top card using Gorgeous Leaves--what do you think?



  • Bumblebee card base:5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4” then folded on the crease with the Bone Folder, 1-1/8” x 2-3/8”, scraps to die cut leaves
  • Basic White: 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Mossy Meadow and Cinnamon Cider: scraps to die cut leaves
  • Early Espresso: 1-1/2” x 3-3/4”


  1. Using Mossy Meadow, Bumblebee, and Cinnamon Cider ink and the Blending Brushes, create a background on the Basic White piece. With Early Espresso ink, randomly stamp large leaf image to create a background piece. Adhere to card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  2. With Early Espresso ink, stamp sentiment from In Your Words onto Bumblebee cardstock.
  3. Run Early Espresso cardstock through Timber 3D Embossing Folder.
  4. With Paper Snips, cut one Paper Lattice on each end to about 1”. Using dabs of Multipurpose Liquid Glue, adhere to back of Early Espresso piece. Set aside to dry.
  5. Die cut your choice of leaves out of Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, and Mossy Meadow cardstock. Use your Take Your Pick tool and the Brush Tip to extract any pieces that don’t come out cleanly. Tip: have your dies face up, put cardstock on top, run through die-cutting machine back and forth, slowly, 3-4 times. That helps pop the loose pieces out.
  6. Arrange array of leaves on card front and set in place with dabs of Multipurpose Liquid Glue in spots that will, next, be covered with sentiment piece. Do the same with smaller leaves on two corners of the Bumblebee sentiment piece. Allow to dry somewhat.
  7. With Stampin’ Dimensionals, add sentiment atop leaves on card front so the leaves are coming out of the top.
  8. With the Dark Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blend, color three Basic Rhinestone Jewels and attach to card front.

Clever Cats!

I love Halloween cards!  Do you create and send these out?  I tend to make a bunch, but don't send them out!  Shame on me!  I'll do better this year!!  (maybe!)

Here's a cute one featuring the Clever Cats Stamp Set:



  • Basic White Thick 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” scored at 4 1/4”
  • Basic Black 4” x 2 3/4”
  • Gorgeous Grape 1 5/8” x 2 1/2”
  • Granny Apple Green 1 3/8” x 2”
  • Basic White 1” x 2”


  1. Emboss Bermuda Bay layer in Star-Crossed 3D Embossing Folder. Tie Black & White 1/4” Gingham Ribbon around layer in a bow. Adhere to Basic White Thick card base.
  2. Stamp all images on Basic White, Granny Apple Green and Gorgeous Grape layers as shown with Jet Black Stazon ink. Ink up cat tail and add to cat where shown. Adhere all to Basic Black layer and then to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  3. Embellish with Cute Stars Adhesive-Backed Sequins.
  4. Add a few images of your choice to the inside of the card.

Peaceful Prints Giftcard Holder

Check out this super cute gift card holder!!  It's made with the lovely Peaceful Prints Designer Paper--FREE with a $50 purchase!!



  • Basic Black: 11″ x 4 1/4″, Score at 1 1/4″ and 5 1/2″, 3" x 4", 3/4” x 4”
  • Basic White: 2 3/4″ x 4″ (front), 4" x 4" (inside), ½” x 3 ½”
  • DSP: 2 pieces @ 1 ″ x 4″, 4" x 4", red/black plaid scrap to punch out deer.


  1. Start with card base Basic Black 11″ x 4 1/4″, Score at 1 1/4″ and 5 1/2″. Fold over the 1 1/4″ score line and adhere just the right and left side with Stampin’ Seal + (this becomes the inside left).  This is where the gift card will go.
  2. Let’s do all the stamping 1st: Using the Snowflake from Snowflake Wishes & Memento Tuxedo Black, random stamp snowflakes on the Basic White 2 3/4″ x 4″ and stamp the fawn in the lower left corner with the Basic White CS 4" x 4" for the inside.
  3. Using Real Red Ink, stamp It’s the best Time OF year on the Basic White ½” x 4” & also WISHING YOU A wonderful year AND friendship dear on the top center with the Basic White CS 4" x 4" attach to the inside.
  4. Take the 4" x 4" DSP adhere to the front flap. Open the flap & adhere 1 of the 1 ″ x 4″ to the left inside fold & the other strip to the far right.
  5. Adhere the random stamp snowflakes to the Basic Black 3" x 4". Attach to the center of front flap on top of the Peaceful Prints DSP.
  6. Using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, punch both ends of the stamped It’s the best Time OF year & also the 1” x Basic Black Strip.  Attach together with the Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere to the stamped snowflake front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Use the Peaceful Deer punch to punch out one of the deer from the red/black plaid DSP, attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals to the front of card.
  8. Final touch, add a silver Epoxy Essential Embellishment to both the left & right side of the It’s the best Time OF year sentiment.
  9. Using the Black 3/8" Glittered Organdy Ribbon, tie a bow and attach to deer with Mini Glue Dot.


Counting Sheep

Only 9 days left to get your FREE Counting Sheep Stamp Set and Dies!!



  • Bumblebee: 8 ½”x 5 ½”scored at 4 ¼” (Card Base)
  • Sweet Stockings Designer Paper: 4” x 5 ¼”
  • Old Olive: 2 1/8” x 5 ¼”
  • Basic White: 2 ¼” x 5 1/4”

Instructions :

  1. Adhere the designer paper to the card.
  2. Use Blending Brushes to add Old Olive at the bottom of the Basic White cardstock and Pool Party at the top. It helps to start blending off your paper so that you don’t get a dark spot when you start blending the color.
  3. Stamp the grass with Old Olive ink.
  4. Adhere the layer to the Old Olive cardstock, then adhere both to the card.
  5. Stamp the sheep with Memento ink on a piece of Shimmery White cardstock.
  6. Use the dies to cut them out. (Tip: You can just run them through the Big Shot at the same time.)
  7. Color the sheep with Stampin’ Blends. The face was colored with Petal Pink, the legs were colored with Smoky Slate and the hooves were colored with the Light Basic Black Blend marker.
  8. Stamp the hats onto a piece of Shimmery White cardstock, cut them out using the matching die, then color with Stampin’ Blends.
  9. Press the fence die into the Crumb Cake ink pad, place the die on a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, then cut it out using the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.
  10. Add fence and the sheep on the left to the card using Dimensionals.
  11. Adhere the sheep on the right with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  12. Stamp the greeting on a 5/8″ x 1 5/8″ piece of Basic White cardstock using Old Olive ink. Add to the card using Dimensionals.
  13. Add party hats to the card using Dimensionals.