Exclusively Cards

Hello Stampers!

As promised yesterday, here is the information on my Exclusively Cards tutorials.  This month I am featuring Pop of Petals.  This is a bundle until June 4th and then you can get each item separately.  Order now to get the better price!

Do you like making cards using one stamp set and a few other supplies?  That may be why kits appeal to you.  But if you are like me you want just cards not other projects.  My Exclusively Cards tutorials is just the the program you are looking for.  Each month I will take one stamp set and some other supplies to create 4 cards ~ remember it is just cards ~ using the supplies I list.  If this sounds like the perfect program for you, check it out here.  Don’t miss out on these great tutorials!


Simple Beautiful Friendship

Hello Everyone ~ want a Simple Beautiful Friendship idea today?

Yesterday we went to the pool.  We spent several hours there then came home and cleaned up for dinner.  We went to a Mexican restaurant last night.  Today we may go downtown and walk around for a bit so they can see our cute downtown.  Not sure what else we will do as it will be pretty hot.  We may do the pool and then go downtown in the afternoon.  We will see what we end up doing.  It will be fun no matter what.

Today’s card was a layout I saw online.  I really liked it and wanted to see how I could use it.  The first element I had to address was the swirl.  I looked at my dies and had the Flourish ones.  I cut the large die out of Night of Navy.  I wanted it sparkly so I spritzed it with some shimmer spray.  The original card had a strip of paper across the lower portion of the card.  I opted to use the See a Silhouette designer series paper that had Navy in it.  I them need a smaller strip diagonally behind the designer series paper.  I chose to use Night of Navy card stock.  To get the placement of the diagonal strip, I set the designer series paper down of the card, determined where to put the Navy card stock then removed the designer series paper strip and stuck the card stock piece down.  Next I added the designer series paper strip.  Then I glued the Flourish die in place.  To finish off the card I stamped my sentiment in Night of Navy onto a scrap of Highland Heather card stock.  The 1 3/4″ circle punch was used to punch it out.  It was added to the card base using dimensionals.  Here is my completed Simple Beautiful Friendship creation.

Don't miss how I created this Simple Beautiful Friendship creation. Click through for all the details.















inside of card and envelope

See how this image goes with the dies on the front of the card. Click the picture for the details.











Stampin’ Up supplies used in my creation


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  It has been nice having my girls here.  Josh has been a real trooper in doing all the things we want and being the only guy.  When they leave on Wednesday evening I will see them again at the end of October when we go out for the baby shower.  Have a Terrific Tuesday and what designer series paper would you use to C.A.S.E. my Simple Beautiful Friendship card?



Stampin’ Up Dandelion Hello

Happy Monday Everyone ~ I have a fun Stampin’ Up Dandelion Hello creation for you today.

Well Michaela and Josh got here yesterday afternoon.  We had dinner and then I took them for a ride to see some of the area.  They loved the new super huge Harris Tetter’s.  We then came back and chilled.  Jess and the girls got here much later as they had a party to go to in the afternoon.  Not sure what we are going to do today.  They want to see downtown New Bern and Atlantic Beach.  We will probably decide when everyone gets up.  What ever we do it will be a fun day.

I saw this idea online from another demonstrator.  I thought it was perfect for a quick and easy card so I decided to make my version.  I began by mixing White embossing powder with Hologram Highlights embossing powder which retired a few years ago.  I then too the embossing buddy and wiped it across the strip of Rococo Rose.  The 3 dandelion image was stamped using Whisper White craft ink down the panel.  I then sprinkled on my embossing powder mixture and heat set it.  I cut two 3/4″ strips of Sparkle Glimmer paper.  Using Tear & Tape I attached one of the Sparkle Glimmer paper close to the left hand side of the card front.  The dandelion strip was attached next right next to the Sparkle Glimmer paper.  The other strip of Sparkle Glimmer paper was attached with Tear & Tape next to the dandelion strip.  The sentiment was stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White using Rococo Rose ink.  It was then punched out using the 1 1/2″ circle punch.  A 1 3/4″ circle punch was used with the Sparkle Glimmer paper to make a circle.  The 2 circles were attached to each other using glue dots.  The sentiment layer was then added to the card front using dimensionals.  Here is my completed Stampin’ Up Dandelion Hello creation.

You can't go wrong with sparkle. The Stampin' Up Dandelion Hello card is very sparkly. Get the details by clicking the photo.


















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This dandelion image makes a great sparkly card. Click the photo to get the details of my Stampin' Up Dandelion Hello creation.












Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation.


Floral Essence Smile

Hello Stampers ~ I have a fun different front Floral Essence Smile card for you today.

I got my 2 videos made yesterday, ran some errands, and cleaned my bathroom.  Today I will dust mopping the floor and then making Chicken Salad so we have it for lunches.  One of the errands I ran yesterday was to pick up some photos I had printed.  I want to get Remi’s frame finished and put it back on the wall.  We hung the frame on the wall so we knew where it would go so all I have to do is add the pictures and hang it back on the wall.  I also have some frames for other photos so I will add them and put them on my tables, etc.  I am so excited to get all my pictures straight.  I did save space for the new little one that will be here in December.  Then I will fill in the spaces with his pictures.  I still have a wall in my hallway that I can also add more photos of the kids on as there is nothing on that wall.  Next week I will start to work on my studio and finish it up.

Today’s card is for my 10 Minute Creation.  I saw a card with this front online and decided to make my version of it.  It is a really simple card and would be great to mass produce.  Here is the video for my 10 Minute Creation Floral Essence Smile.




Here is the photo of the card so you can see the front better.

Do you like unusual or dofferent card fronts for you cards? I am always looking for them. Here is an idea I used for my Floral Essence Smile creation. Click the photo to see the video showing how I made it.















inside of card and envelope

Want to know how to stamp this image perfectly? Click the picture to see the video for my Floral Essence Smile creation.











Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I am so excited to see Michaela and Josh.  We have not seen them since their wedding a couple of years ago.  It will be a great visit for her to see the new house.  Have a Sensational Sunday and did you like the card front on my Floral Essence Smile creation?




#ShopYourCraftStash ~ Bunch of Blossoms

Happy Saturday Everyone ~ are you ready for another #ShopYourCraftStash ~ Bunch of Blossoms?

Well I got 3 cards made yesterday in between cards and dinner.  Now I have 2 videos to make and I will have all my posts for next week until after the girls leave designed.  I know what I am doing for one of the videos so I just need to make it.  The other one is my One Color Wonder so I need to come up with a layout.  I will keep my eyes open as I surf the internet for a layout that I like that I can make work.  It rained most of yesterday so the perfect day to spend in my studio getting inky.  I am glad I only have 2 videos left for the upcoming week.  I will work on them today as well as do my cleaning and go grocery shopping.  It will be a busy day for me!

My #ShopYourCraftStash has been well received.  Apparently I am not the only one with lots of retired items and desire to use them.  Today’s share is a great example of #ShopYourCraftStash.  Do you have the Sailing Home bundle?  It is a great stamp set.  There is another stamp set in the catalog that pairs well with it.  I did not want to purchase another stamp set as I already have quite a few.  While looking through my retired sets I saw the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set.  This set has several images that can be used as seashells.  I pulled it out to make my card.  I started with a Whisper White panel that I wanted to make a beach scene.  I sponged Sahara Sand ink on the bottom.  I then added some sponged water using Balmy Blue.  Finally I added some really light Balmy Blue across the top of the panel to add some color to the sky.  The panel was then added to a Crumb Cake card base.  Using some Very Vanilla card stock I stamped the 3 shells using Versamark ink.  It was then embossed using gold embossing powder.  The coordinating Blossom Builder punch was used to punch them out.  The shells were added to the lower left hand of the panel using glue dots and dimensionals.  On a scrap of Whisper White I stamped the large boat using Memento Tuxedo black ink.  I then used Stampin’ Write markers to color it in.  The framelit was used to cut it out and then it was added to the card front using dimensionals.  To finish off the card I stamped the sentiment from Colorful Seasons using Balmy Blue ink.  Here is my #ShopYourCraftStash ~ Bunch of Blossoms creation.

Do you have a lot of retired product you would like to use? My #ShopYourCraftStash series is perfect for you. Check out this #ShopYourCraftStash ~ Bunch of Blossoms which combines a new set with a retired set. Click the photo.



















inside of card and envelope

Wondering what retired set I paired with this sailboat for my card? Click through to get the details for my #ShopYourCraftStash ~ Bunch of Blossoms creation.












Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Stampin’ Up First Frost

Hello Everyone ~ I played with the Stampin’ Up First Frost stamp set for today’s creation.

My rug came yesterday!  I am so excited as I now have everything I wanted to get done before the girls get here this weekend done.  I still need to finish up my studio but I will work on that at the end of next week when everyone goes back home.  Now I will focus on cards for my blog so I have them done and scheduled for next week.  Today I am playing cards and then going to dinner at the Pavilion tonight.  I don’t have any plans for tomorrow so I will work on cards and do some cleaning.

I decided to use a sketch for my Fast & Fabulous video today.  I found an interesting sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches










All I needed was to find a stamp set I could use.  I thought the First Frost would be good as I could use several of the images for the elements in the sketch.  Here is my video showing how I created my Stampin’ Up First Frost creation.




Here is a photo of the card so you can see the details.

This card has a lot of interest with all the elements. To see how I created my Stampin' Up First Frost click though to watch the video.



















inside of card and envelope

This is a favorite image of mine. See the video for the Stampin' Up First Frost card by clicking the picture.












Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I will be working on a few cards in between my  playing cards and going to dinner.  I am hoping to get at least 2 done.  That will leave only a few more and a couple of videos.  Wish me luck!  Have a Fabulous Friday and did you like the layout of my Stampin’ Up First Frost creation?