A Cup of Tea Thanks!

Good morning!  A fun and easy card for you today!  And, it's a great way to use up your scraps of paper!


Just cut four rectangles of your favorite designer paper--you can use any scraps you have!  Don't forget--each piece has two sides, too!!  Adhere them to a piece of coordinating cardstock, then trim that to fit!  Super easy!



Artfully Layered Happy Birthday

oh gosh, will I miss this one!  It is such a pretty set, and the coordinating designer paper--LOVE!  But, alas, we have to say goodbye!  If you haven't purchased this yet, you only have until June 30th!  Don't miss out!

For this card, I used 3 different patterns from the Artfully Composed Designer Paper--the background, the leaf and the strip of Calypso Coral!  The sentiment is stamped in Evening Evergreen--too coordinate with the leaf!





Happiness Abounds!

I really love this card! Just plain 'ole stamping!  Well, the background panel is embossed, but other than that, just stamping!  No coloring or anything!  But look out bright and fun it is!!


The ribbon is simply tied in a knot and adhered with a mini glue dot!  The trick to this card is to stamp your sentiment first--this helps you with the placement of your other images!

Here are the supplies used on today's card--thank you for shopping small businesses like mine!

Celebrating You--Thank you!!



  • Thick Basic White: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” scored at 4-1/4”
  • Basic White: 3” x 4-1/4”
  • Hues of Happiness DSP: Choose two flowers and a leaf to fussy cut or use the coordinating dies.
  • Pool Party: 3-1/8” x 4-3/8”
  • Opal Rounds: x3


  1. Using a blending brush, pool party ink and the simple floral mask from the Butterflies & Flowers Layering Masks – add a subtle pattern to the smaller white cardstock.
  2. Choose desired greeting from the Celebrating You stamp set and stamp it randomly overtop of the stenciled background.
  3. Add the white cardstock to the pool party layer and add that to the card front using dimensionals.
  4. Die cut (or fussy cut) one large flower, one small flower and a set of leaves.
  5. Add the largest flower to the card front using dimensionals. Tuck the smaller flower and the leaves in behind using multipurpose glue.
  6. Add opal rounds.


Nature's Harvest Birthday Cards!

So, I was stamping last week, and decided I needed some fun birthday cards!  I hadn't used my Nature's Harvest Stamp Set in awhile, so I pulled it out!  After lots of die cutting and coloring (while watched "Call the Midwife"!), this is what happened:


The die cuts are "stacked" -- which simply means I cut 3 of them, and glued them together!  I even stacked the stamped image!  So, this card is a bit thicker than a normal card, but it's really pretty!  It feels good in your hand, if that makes any sense!!

Do you have a birthday coming up?  Leave me a comment below, and maybe you'll find this in your mailbox!! 

Supplies Used:

Painted Posies Birthday

Here's a soft and pretty card for you today!  It features the Painted Posies 3D Embossing Folder!  I added the sentiment from the Artfully Layered Stamp Set--cut out using the Stylish Shapes Dies.  So simple and easy, but so elegant!


I've got two spots left in my June Stamp-a-Stack!  Would love for you to join us!!  Click HERE to sign up!  It's this Saturday at 9:30am!

Here are the products used on this card:

My Paper Pumpkin, June 2022


Name: Pick of the Crop


Looking for fresh ideas and designs for your summer cards and crafts? Then the Pick of the Crop Paper Pumpkin Kit is just what you’re looking for! This month’s kit is inspired by open markets, summer produce, and community. We can’t wait to see how you make the most of this sensational kit. And don’t forget about the mini canvas bag add-on!


For this month only you can purchase additional mini canvas shopping bags for a fun twist on card packaging. You will get one bag included in your kit, but there’s no need to stop the creativity there! Purchase more bags that you can stamp, color, and personalize. Just our way of expanding one of our favorite kits of the season!


Make the most of the summer season with fun sentiments like “Love you a whole bunch” and “You are the sweetest” stamped alongside a bushel of berries. You’ll love the stylized line art images that make it easy for you to show your creativity. And those cute mini canvas bags make this kit even more fun. Time to subscribe for the perfect summer craft!

This Kit includes:

  • This month’s kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, adhesive, and more!
  • The Pick of the Crop Paper Pumpkin Kit includes a Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • This kit’s stamp set is perfect for expressing your love, gratitude, and style. With sentiments that say “Love you a whole bunch”, “You’re the pick of the crop”, “You are the sweetest,” and so many more, you’ll be able to use this photopolymer stamp set for all of your summer projects.
  • This kit also includes specialty vellum pieces to add a fresh touch to your cards.
  • And you’ll get a Mini Shopping Bag (5-3/8" x 6"; 13.7 x 15.2 cm) which can be used to hold a couple cards for a unique craft element. (Additional bags available to purchase separately.)
  • Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Night of Navy, Soft Succulent 

Join by June 10th!  Click HERE to sign up now!

Fun card for two Challenges!

Good afternoon!!  I have spent most of the day in my craft room, just playing!  I wanted to try some ideas out, and had so much fun!  I was even able to complete this card, which uses inspiration from two challenges:   Just Add Ink's sketch, and TGIF's colors!  I absolutely LOVE the way it turned out!


I used two of the colors for my color blocking--cut them out and adhered them to a piece of crumb cake (that you can't see!), and ran it through my Cut & Emboss Machine with the Stitched Greenery Die--don't you love the effect?!!  This panel is adhered to the cardbase using the Foam Adhesive Sheets--it covers most of the back of the panel (I wanted to give it extra sturdiness!).  I then cut out 3 of the leaves from the Forever Flourishing Dies (funny story--I purchased the coordinating stamp set, Forever Fern, over a year ago, but didn't think I liked/needed the dies.  Well, I finally purchased them, and use them NONSTOP!!)   Anyhoo--I glued all three leaves together to form a stack--love the dimension this gives it!  When I added it to the card, the leaves were too large for what I was going for, so I cut them up!  The left over piece is shown.    The sentiment is from the Happiness Abounds Stamp Set--the font in this set is so pretty--and is embossed in white on Basic Black cardstock!  


I hope you are enjoying your weekend!!  

Here are all the products used on this card:

Joseph's Coat with Stencils!

I have been on a roll learning new things!  This is a version of the Joseph's Coat technique, but no heat embossing!


To do this, you'll use your blending brushes and classic inks to create a colorful background.  Then, place a stencil over the top, and add black ink!  Super easy!  And gorgeous, don't you think?!   Oh, and I added Wink of Stella to the white portion of the Thanks:


Here are the products used on today's card (hint--the decorative masks are on sale!)