CARD: In the Pines

Here's one of the cards we made at my Holiday Card Class this month!  It uses the In the Pines Stamp Set and the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder:



  • Seaside Spray: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”
  • Misty Moonlight: 4 3/8” x 3 1/8”
  • Whisper White: 4 ¼” x 3”; plus scrap for punched sentiment       
  • Seaside Spray Ribbon: 22”


  1. Stamp outline image of large tree with Misty Moonlight Classic Ink – stamp several times, as shown.
  2. Stamp the solid image of the large tree in Seaside Spray Classic Ink over each outline image.
  3. Run your stamped piece of Whisper White through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine, using the Evergreen Forest embossing folder.
  4. Dab your Stampin’ Sponge lightly on the Seaside Spray ink pad, and brush over your embossed image, to highlight the raised images. Follow with the Misty Moonlight ink, until you reach the desired effect.
    1. Hint: I cut my Stampin’ Sponges into wedges—usually get 8 from one sponge!
  5. Stamp your sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink, and punch out using the Classic Label Punch.
  6. Adhere your stamped/embossed piece to the Misty Moonlight Cardstock. Tie the Seaside Spray ribbon around this layer before adhering to card base.
  7. Adhere your punched sentiment to card using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

CARD: Gorgeous Posies



  • Rococo Rose (card base): 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” scored at 4-1/4” then fold on crease with a Bone Folder; scrap for the largest scalloped, stitched rectangle
  • Whisper White: 5-1/4” x 4” embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder; scrap for the second to largest scalloped, stitched rectangle and scrap for sentiment
  • Ribbon: 12 inches for bow


    1. Adhere the embossed Whisper White panel to card front.  Then adhere the Rococo Rose rectangle to card front as shown.
    2. Using the photo for a reference, stamp the white, scalloped rectangle with the following images in these colors. Flowers: Rococo Rose, Leaves: Just Jade; Flower centers: Mango Melody; Detail for flower centers: Soft Suede.
    3. Stamp the sentiment on a scrap of Whisper White card stock in Just Jade ink. Using the second to smallest scalloped rectangle die, cut out sentiment.
    4. Adhere the floral stamped rectangle in the center of the Rococo Rose rectangle using Stampin’ Seal. Adhere the sentiment next using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
    5. Tie a bow with the Just Jade ribbon and adhere as shown using a Mini Glue Dot.
    6. Add In Color Enamel Dots as shown.

CARD: Gilded Autumn



  • Thick Very Vanilla Base Card: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored & folded at 4-1/4”
  • Thick Very Vanilla Mat: 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Designer Paper: 3” x 4”


    1. Fold the Very Vanilla Base Card in half.
    2. Using the Very Vanilla Mat, run the folder through the Cut & Emboss Machine using the Hammered Metal Embossing folder. Adhere to the base card.
    3. Cut 6” of Ribbon and wrap around the Designer Paper; adhere to back.
    4. Take 6” of Linen Thread and thread through Acorn Trinket; tie into middle of Ribbon.
    5. Using 6”-8” of ribbon, tie into a bow and adhere to the ribbon (over where the Trinket is tied) using Liquid Adhesive. Let dry.

Holiday Swaps!

Good morning!!  I have the last of the Holiday Swaps for you today!!  These were such fun cards--I hope you've enjoyed them as much as I have!!

From Nancy Inchausti: Swap20

From Brenda Sprenger:

From Teri Dullnig:

From Dawn Schliep

CARD: Snowman Season

Good morning, and happy Weekend!!  It's a bit cooler here in the Sunny Southwest, but still bright outside!  Love our weather!

Here's a fun card using Snowman Season!  When I saw the Color Throwdown color combination this week, I just had to play along!  This is one my favorites--combined with an old favorite stamp set!

The Curvy Dies were used to create a "landscape" -- combing with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder!  Colors used are Real Red, Coastal Cabana and Whisper White!  Such a fun color combo for the Holidays!!

And, the products used on today's card -- thank you so much for placing orders! 

CARD: Christmas Gleaming

Good afternoon!!  I have a card to share with you today--it was inspired by two challenges:  Freshly Made Sketches and Paper Players.  But, I missed the deadline for the Paper Players!  :-(   I lost track of the days -- had Wednesday off, and it threw me off! haha!


I love these colors!!  And, this particular stamp set, Christmas Gleaming, hadn't been used at all this year--thought it was time!  The ornament in the back was punched out of the Red Foil and embossed using the Dainty Diamonds 3D embossing folder--it cut out some of the little dots, which made for a very cool effect!

Here's the sketch I used:

and the products used on today's card:

CARD: Banner Year



  • Crumb Cake: 4-1/4” x 11”
  • Very Vanilla: scrap to fit largest Stitched Oval Die
  • Early Expresso: 5-1/2” x 4-1/2” (to fit largest rectangle die)
  • Designer Series Paper: 5-1/4” x 4” (to fit second largest rectangle die)
  • Ribbon: 5-1/2”


  1. Score & Fold Crumb Cake Cardstock in half to create cardbase
  2. Die cut lagest Stitched Oval Die from scrap Very Vanilla cardstock
  3. Stamp sentiment in Early Espresso towards top of oval. Stamp pumpkin body in Pumpkin Pie centered underneath sentiment. Mask and stamp pumpkins on either side. (To mask – stamp the image over the stitcky portion of a Post It Note, then cut out with Paper Snips. Place the cut out over the stamped image before stamping other images overlapping the first to create the illusion that the center pumpkin is in front of the other two.)
  4. On the pumpkin top stamp: Use the brush end of the Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker to color the leaf and the Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker to color the stem of the pumpkin. “Huff” onto the stamp then stamp in place on top of pumpkin body. Repeat for other pumpkins
  5. Die cut the Early Espresso Cardstock with the largest Rectangle Stitched Die, and the Designer Series paper with the second largest Rectangle Stitched Die. Adhere together, then wrap with Old Olive Ribbon and adhere ribbon ends in place on back of cardstock before adhering on to the cardfront.
  6. Adhere Stitched Oval in place with Stampin’ Dimensionals

CARD: Beautiful Autumn



  • Very Vanilla Thick: 5-/12" x 8-1/2"" score at 4-1/4"                  
  • Early Espresso: 5-1/8” x 3-7/8”
  • Very Vanilla: 5” x 3-3/4” and 3-1/4” x ¾” and scrap for leaves



  • Attach Early Espresso piece to card front with Stampin’ Seal.
  • Run Very Vanilla piece through Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder and attach to card front with Stampin’ Seal
  • Attach Gold Hoop Embellishment to card with Mini Glue Dots.
  • Stamp Sentiment in Early Espresso Ink on small Very Vanilla piece and punch both ends with Banners Pick a Punch, then attach to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp detailed leaves and acorn in Early Espresso ink on scrap piece of Very Vanilla card stock.
  • Stamp fill-in image of leaves with Cajun Craze ink stamping full strength ink on some and stamping off on others.
  • Stamp acorn body in Crumb Cake Ink stamping off first and Early Espresso for acorn top stamping off first.
  • Punch leaves and acorns out using the Autumn Punch Pack.
  • Attach leaves and acorns to Gold Hoop and banner with Mini Glue Dots.

Products used on today's project:

CARD: Quite Curvy

Happy Monday!!!  Each month, I like to celebrate my team's accomplishments -- if they've added a new team member or the top five in sales!  We also celebrate birthdays and Stampin' Up! Anniversaries!  Whatever excuse we can think of to send a card!  Here is the card I sent for accomplishments in October:


I used the Quite Curvy Stamp set and coordinating dies to create this simple card!  Colors are Sahara Sand and Terracotta Tile.

Enjoy!  And, don't forget to place your orders for the Curvy Celebrations! 

CARD: A Wish for Everything

Well, tomorrow is the big day -- first day on the new job! Wish me luck!  I'm really nervous!  But, very excited!!

Thanksgiving is in the air!  Here's a card using challenges from Freshly Made Sketches and Color Throwdown for inspiration!

The banner was alot harder than expected!  Couldn't get it even for anything!!  Oh well, perfection is something to strive for, even if we fall short, right?  The colors are gorgeous, don't you think?  The "Happy" is Copper Foil -- so shiny! 


The Holiday Rhinestones aren't the exact match for the colors, but I thought they coordinated well.


All the products used: