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CARD: Soar Confidently

Good morning!  (almost afternoon!)  I have a great masculine card for you today!  It was really easy to make--give it a try!



  • Crumb Cake: 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”; 2” x 4 ½” (3), Scrap for sentiment
  • Basic Black: 5 ¼” x 4”;  1” x 4” (3); scrap for sentiment
  • World of Good DSP: 5 1/8” x 3 7/8”


  1. Stamp the balloon once on each of the 2” x 4 ½” pieces of Crumb Cake. Cut out using the Ornate Borders Dies.  Place the die in a different position for each cut—so you’ll have a right side of the balloon, a center and a left side.
  2. Adhere these to the 3 pieces of Black cardstock.
  3. Stamp sentiment on scrap of Crumb Cake and punch out using the Double Oval Punch. Also punch the scalloped oval from a scrap of Basic Black.
  4. Assemble card as shown. The three Balloon panels are adhered using Black Stampin’ Dimensionsals, along with the oval piece.  The rest of the card is assembled using Stampin’ Seal.

Charming Sentiments

I was so excited when I saw this set, Charming Sentiments, in the new catalog!   It's got such great sentiments, and, best of all, dies to cut them out!!  I paired it with the Perfectly Penciled Designer Paper to create this card:


The leaves are colored with the Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends.  The sentiment  is stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto Granny Apple Green cardstock, and then cut out with the coordinating dies.  Love how closely they cut!!

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

Emboss Resist

Here's another technique I learned at the Spring Card Camp--emboss resist!


I embossed the "Happy" using Versamark ink, and clear embossing powder.  Then, I used my new Artistic Mix Decorative Masks to color over the embossing!  Once you've finished with the masks, just use a paper towel to wipe the ink off your embossed areas!  Super fun!  I might try it again with white embossing powder to see if that will "pop" more!


"stuff" used on today's card:

Sending Smiles in a Wreath Pattern!

Good morning!  I warned you--this is one of my favorite sets, so you'll be seeing alot of it!  

This card was made using a wreath stamping technique!   It used the Stamparatus--you stamp an image, turn your cardstock, then stamp again.  All the way around, then do it again with another image!!  It was one of the classes in the Spring Card Camp 2022!

Wreath I'm still learning how to take photos of my cards.  As you can see, these were taken at the same time, outside in the sunshine, but the colors look different in each.  It's a work in progress!   Speaking of colors, my color palette came from the Just Us Girls Challenge this week:

I thought they were very pretty colors, and worked well with my images!


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


Sending Smiles

Good morning!  Here's a fun card using the Sending Smiles Stamp Set!  This is by far one of my favorite new sets!

We made this yesterday at my "New Stuff" stamp-a-stack!   My next class is Saturday, June 11 @ 9:30am.  Click HERE to register today!


This card is stamped in Parakeet Party and Gorgeous Grape.   The sentiment is cut out with the Stylish Shapes Dies -- there are dies included in the bundle, but I wanted a so use a larger die for this card.  

Here are the supplies used on this card:

Amazing Thanks!

Good morning!  I have a fun card for you today with absolutely NO STAMPING!!  Can you believe it?  haha!


I used the Amazing Thanks Dies--using Bermuda Bay and Basic Black Cardstock.  The stripes in the background were cut from the Pretty Prints DSP and the Perfectly Penciled DSP, along with a strip cut using the Basic Borders Dies and more Basic Black Cardstock.  Added several Matte Black Dots to tie it all together!  What do you think?

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

Ladybug Hello -- Interactive Card!

Good morning!  Aren't you glad it's Friday?!!  We're going to see the new Downton Abbey movie tonight, then I have a card class tomorrow!  (It's full, but there's another in June--click HERE to register!)

For my Stamp Club, we made this fun and easy interactive card:

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It lays flat, and when you pull the tab, the circle layer flips open to reveal a smaller sentiment circle!   So Fun!!

May club 3

If you would like to learn how to make cards like this, along with other fun techniques, let me know!  We just need six people for a new Stamp Club!!

Here are the supplies used on this card:

Sweet Songbirds



  • Crumb Cake: 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼”
  • Tahitian Tide: 4” x 5 ¼” and 2 ¼” x 3 ½”
  • Whisper White: 7/8” x 1 1/2"


  1. Use the Dots & Spots Die to cut out the dots from the Tahitian Tide cardstock. Adhere it to the Crumb Cake card.
  2. Wrap a piece of crinkled ribbon around the card, tie it in a double knot and then tie it in a bow. (Tip: I like to make my bows upside down as I find they turn out better)
  3. Cut out a piece of Tahitian Tide cardstock using the 2 ¼” x 3 ½” die from the Stitched Rectangle Dies. Stamp the music notes on the cardstock using the matching ink pad. Add the layer to the card using Dimensionals.
  4. Stamp the bird and the wing using Tahitian Tide ink on Basic White cardstock and use the coordinating punch. Adhere the wing to the bird.
  5. Stamp the eyes on the bird using Memento Black ink.
  6. Punch out the beak with Mango Melody cardstock using the punch. Adhere it to the bird.
  7. Stamp the nest on Basic White cardstock using Crumb Cake ink. Cut it out using Paper Snips.
  8. Adhere the bottom of the bird to the back side of the nest.
  9. Stamp the branch on Basic White cardstock using Crumb Cake ink, then cut it out using Paper Snips. Adhere the branch to the card.
  10. Add the bird and nest to the card using dimensionals.
  11. Stamp the leaves on Basic White cardstock using Granny Apple Green ink, then cut them out using Paper Snips. Add them to the card using Dimensionals.
  12. Stamp the greeting on Basic White cardstock using Tahitian Tide ink. Cut it out using the 1” x 3” Stitched Rectangle Die. Place the die vertically on the right side of the greeting, put it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to make the stitched rectangle shorter. Adhere the greeting to the card.



Butterfly Brilliance Pop Up!

Good morning!  I'm playing along with Global Design Project's Theme challenge of "beautiful bugs"!   (and it's not last minute for a change! haha!)

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For this card, I embossed a single butterfly from the Butterfly Brilliance Background Stamp (I actually bought two of this stamp, and cut one into single butterflies!).  I stamped with Versamark Ink on Cardstock Vellum, then embossed in white.

May club 2a

I cut the same butterfly out of the Flowering Fields Designer paper -- just love the bright, happy colors in this collection!!   The So Saffron layer was run through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine with the Stitched Greenery Die--love the "paper piercing" from this die!   Adhere that to your Basic White Thick cardstock card base.  Glue the DSP butterfly to your card base.  Then add two small strips cut from a window sheet and folded in two--I tried to get a picture, but it was hard:

May club 2d

The vellum butterfly is adhered to the bottom butterfly using one piece of Tear-n-tape right in the middle of the butterfly.  The strips of window sheet are only adhered to the DSP butterfly, NOT the vellum butterfly.   This card will lay flat to fit into an envelope, but when the receipient pulls it out, the butterfly wings pop up!  It's so pretty IRL!!

May club 2b

This idea came from Jennifer MacGuire -- you can see her video HERE.

Here are all the supplies used on this fun card!

He's All That!

WOW!  I really love this new He's All That Suite!  It's a GREAT masculine suite for those of us that have husbands/fathers/sons/etc that don't fish or hunt!  haha!  I predict a lot of masculine cards coming in the near future!  For now, here's one I made for the Freshly Made Sketches this week!


The colors in the He's the Man Specialty Paper are amazing!  This sheet used Soft Succulent and Early Espresso!  So, the card base is Basic White, and then a layer of Early Espresso--which was embossed with the Gingham Embossing Folder.  I think it looks a bit like plaid?!?  The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso and colored with the Soft Succulent Stampin' Blends.  Be very careful when doing this, as the Early Espresso can bleed!

Here's my inspiration:

And, the supplies used:

New In Colors!

Good morning!!  I designed this card for a Stamp-a-Stack happening next weekend--I wanted to show off the new In Colors!  As always, when I can't come up with anything on my own (which is often! haha!), I go to my Challenges Pinterest Board for inspiration!  I decided to use the Global Design Sketch #342!  Here's the card:


The letters are from the brand new Alphabest Bundle (includes the punch!).  I also added coordinating 2022-24 In Color Matte Decorative Dots!  Each strip is popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I loved the way it came out!  So, I tried a couple more cards along the same lines:


For the above card, I did basically the same card, but adhered the strips to a 1/4 sheet of Basic White Cardstock, then added the letters at different levels for some added interest.  The dots were hand drawn, using the matching Stampin' Blends!

For this one, the strips are adhered to a piece of white cardstock, which was trimmed down so you can't see it!   I used the Charming Sentiments Bundle--using the die to cut out part of the striped panel.  The sentiment was then stamped on the card base.  I used my Stamparatus to make sure the sentiment was placed properly.  The dies cut out the sentiments very closely, so there wasn't alot of room for error!  

I thought the right side of the card was a bit too bare, so added the flower from the Sending Smiles Stamp Set in Sweet Sorbet, Parakeet Party and Tahitian Tide.  And, once again added the In Color Decorative Dots.

Which one is your favorite?

Here's the sketch that inspired me:


And, here are the supplies used on these cards: