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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.

Monochromatic Splendid Day

I love clean and simple cards, so this monochromatic challenge at the Stampin' Up! Only Challenge was perfect for me!  I used the Splendid Day Suite, which was a gift from my beautiful friend, Leilani!


I started with a 4 1/4" square card base.  I stamped directly onto the designer paper using Pear Pizzazz ink.  Then added a die cut from the Splendid Stems Dies, and finished it off with a few of the Classic Matte Dots.  I love the way it turned out!  

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

Nacho Swaps!

Just a quick post this morning!!  I've been out with a migraine for the past 2 days (ugh!!), but am feeling much better today!!  I wanted to share some swap cards from my team with you!

by Nan:

by Judy

by Laurie

by Jenni

by Leilani

by Pauline

We have so much fun at our meetings!   

Aspen Tree Dies -- for TWO Challenges!

Hi!  I've had such a nice afternoon!  Only had to work 4 hours today, then went and had brunch with my oldest son--always nice to spend time with our adult kids, huh?!!  Then, the rest of the afternoon was spent in my stamp room!  There are so many great challenges out there!  I decided to combine two to create this card:  Just Add Ink #622, which was to "Choose Two:  Friend, Foliage, Masking", and TGIF Challenge #387, "Cut it Out".  


I cut strips from several different greens (Mossy Meadow, Evening Evergreen, Garden Green, Soft Suede and Soft Succulent).  Each strip is 1/4".  Glue the strips side by side on a piece of copy paper (you want to use thin paper as your base, so it won't be too thick to cut out the die!). Then, I cut out the leaves using the Aspen Tree dies.

For the background, I used a retired Decorative Mask (Pattern Party).  I used my blending brush to add some Soft Suede to the smaller panel of Very Vanilla.  Then, added my leaves, and the sentiment (from the Cottage Wreaths set).  I really like the way it turned out!!


Products used:

Forever Ferns/Emboss Resist Technique

Today's card features the Forever Ferns stamp set, and a neat technique using the Stampin' Spritzers!  I'm entering this into the Paper Players Challenge:  Scarecrow and/or Leaves.   Just leaves here!


To do this technique, start with Fluid 100 Watercolor paper, and emboss your leaves using Versamark ink and white embossing powder.  Fill your Stampin' Spritzer with water, then add some drops of Shaded Spruce reinker.  (or your favorite color!).  I used 13 drops for this card.  Lay your panel on some paper towels, and spritz with your colored water!  You can stop with just a few drops, or go all the way like I did--for the saturated look.  Let your panel dry, then assemble your card!

Here are all the products used:

Cottage Wreaths: BOO!!

The Cottage Wreaths is such a great bundle--so versatile!  I look for a set like this each year--to make sure I have a set that covers all the Fall Holidays and occasions!  This one certainly does:  Halloween, Gratitude, Christmas!!  And the coordinated designer paper helps, too!!

Here's one we made for Halloween:


I used a sheet of the Gingham Cottage Designer Paper, and stamped the 3 little dots directly on it--to add some fun!  The main image is cut out with the Layering Circles Dies.  So simple, but oh so cute!!!

Here are all the supplies used:

Fond of Autumn


Fond of Autumn is such a pretty bundle!  But, for this card, just the pretty sentiment is used!  It's paired with the Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder (which might be my favorite product in the mini catalog!!) and the Celebrate Everything Designer Paper!  I love the brighter fall colors used in this paper!  What are your favorite fall colors?

Don't forget to RSVP for my WCMD Open House!  This is a free event!!  We'll have two cards for you to make and take home with you, along with lots of inspiration!!  I sure hope you can make it!!  Click HERE to register!   Will be held on Saturday, October 1st -- come anytime between 9am and 11am!

This Birthday Piggy

Good morning, and happy Friday!!  I've got a busy weekend ahead of me--a meeting with my team tomorrow morning, and then my first Holiday Card Class on Sunday afternoon!!  Should be a fun one!!!

Today's card is made with the This Birthday Piggy, and it's "Perfect Partner":  the Playful Piggy Dies!  

Stamp the image once and color in using Stampin' Blends (or your favorite coloring method!).  Then cut out using the coordinating die.  Cut out two more of the dies (with no stamping).  You'll stack these three together to add dimension to your image!   Then, stamp your image and add some pearls!


Don't forget!  The Perfect Partners promotion ends on September 30th!  Click HERE to see them all!

Products used today:

Bleached Sunflowers

My club LOVES to learn new techniques, and I struggle to come up with new things!  So, I went WAY back--to bleaching!!   For this card, emboss your image (the large sunflower from Celebrate Sunflowers is used here) with black embossing powder on Cajun Craze cardstock.  With a cheap paintbrush, "paint" your sunflower with regular household bleach!  Be patient--it takes a few seconds for the magic to happen!!   This just happened to bleach out to a color that matched our So Saffron cardstock perfectly!


What do you think?!  As you try this, just remember that each color of cardstock will react differently with the bleach--so do a "test" first, if you're looking for something specific!!  Have fun with it!

I'm entering this in the SUOC #310:  Autumn/Fall!

Here are the products used, along with household bleach:


My wonderful stamp club met yesterday--what fun we had!!  We learned several techniques--which I'll share later this week!  But, I just had to share these beautiful swaps!!  The theme was Sympathy or Thank You!   

By Grace (voted favorite card this month!)


By Nan


by Carmen


by Mary


Mary also brought everyone an extra card for Halloween!  Everyone got one of these designs!  These are super cute--the front of the card is only the bottom half--wish I had a picture!!



I'll share our projects later this week, so stay tuned!!

Cup of Tea



  • Basic White Thick CS: 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼”
  • In Color Glimmer Paper – 2 @ 1 ½” x ¾”
  • Parakeet Party CS – 2” x 2 ½”
  • Basic White CS – 2 ½” x 2 ½” – diecuts


  1. Randomly stamp multiple flowers in Parakeet Party Ink and fruit slice images in Parakeet Party, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight ink on card base.
  2. Ink Greeting on Parakeet Party CS in Memento Black ink and adhere Glimmer pieces to the back side.
  3. Fold ribbon in half and adhere to back side of Parakeet Party CS with adhesive of choice and adhere to card base with dimensionals.
  4. Ink 2 Flowers in Pumpkin Pie ink on Basic White CS. Die cut with coordinating dies and adhere to Parakeet Party CS with dimensionals. Embellish flower centers with Matte Black Dots.