Beautiful Bouquet in Terracotta Tile

Hello Everyone ~ The Beautiful Bouquet in Terracotta Tile card was a real challenge for me.

Can you believe it is April 1st?  Time is standing still with the quarantine in place.  I hope you are taking time to be creative.  Did you know Stampin’ Up has released a suite that will be in the upcoming new Annual Catalog?  The Ornate Garden is a beautiful set of products that has some fabulous dies.  I can’t wait to get my hands on this suite to play with it.  Here is a picture showing all the different pieces.





















Over the next few days I will be sharing the different elements with you and once my products get here I will play with them and share my creations with you.

Well I did absolutely nothing creative yesterday.  I went to pick up fabric to cut to masks our development is making, then went to the recycling center, and finally to the grocery store.  After that I basically sat in my chair and listened to videos for a couple of groups I am in.  After a while I said I was going to my studio and play but when I looked at the time it was 5.  Needless to say that did not happen.  I have a couple of things going on today so not sure I will get up there to play.  I will be playing catch up on Thursday!

I was not thrilled with the color I had to use today.  Terracotta Tile is not one color I use very often.  In fact I am not sure I have used it before today.  I did create a great card I think.  Here is the video for my Beautiful Bouquet in Terracotta Tile creation.



Here is the photo of the card

Can you believe this card uses one color? Check out how I got all the different shades for my Beautiful Bouquet in Terracotta Tile creation.


















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These images use the same color. I used the idea to create my Beautiful Bouquet in Terracotta Tile. Check out the video to see how.












I have used the Beautiful Bouquet set quite often.  This card was a C.A.S.E. of the catalog and is a very pretty color combination.  Here is another idea that uses the same idea for the dies.  Here is a great quick and easy card that uses this set and dies.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  It is supposed to rain all day today.  Perfect day to do something creative!  Have a Wonderful Wednesday and what do you think of my Beautiful Bouquet in Terracotta Tile creation?




Partial Cut Edge Bloom and Grow

Hello Everyone ~ have you tried partial de cutting that I used for my Partial Cut Edge Bloom and Grow card?

I was so excited yesterday.  I did a surprise Facebook Live and did a One Sheet Wonder.  I used a 6″ x 6″ piece of designer series paper and made 6 cards.  The cards were very pretty and I loved them.  Now I have some more cards to mail out!  I have another Facebook Live scheduled for Thursday evening.  We will be doing another fancy fold.  I have found several easy ones that I wanted to share.  Join us and let’s have some fun!

At Hand Stamped Sentiments our challenge is a color challenge.









Aren’t these colors fabulous!  I was a little worried as to how I was going to use them but I decided they would be good to use for flowers.  I wanted to add some pizzazz to my card so I decided to use partial die cutting for the edge.  I took a 3″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Whisper White card stock and using Memento Tuxedo Black ink I stamped the image 2 times side by side.  Using the markers in our color challenge I colored the flowers.  Then using the coordinating die I added it to the image and taped it in place.  The paper was placed on the magnetic platform and the cutting plate was added to the bottom covering only the lower portion of the die.  I ran it through my Big Shot then moved the die to the other image and repeated the procedure.  When finished the bottom of the panel was cut in the outline of the stamped image.  This piece was added to a Poppy Parade card base.  To finish the card I took the Whisper White polka dot tulle ribbon and wrapped it around the bottom and tied a bow.  Here is the completed Partial Cut Edge Bloom and Grow.

Check out this adorable card! It uses a fun technique for the edge. Get all the details for the Partial Cut Edge Bloom and Grow creation.















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This colored image was used for a great technique. Don't miss the Partial Cut Edge Bloom and Grow creation.











This stamp set is one of my favorite to play with.  This card uses the same image and colored it in blues.  This idea uses glycerin to color the image.  I embossed the image and then used the white pencil to color it and then added color on top.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation



Make sure you check what the other ladies created using these colors.  I am sure there will be some great ideas at Hand Stamped Sentiments Paper Crafting Challenges.

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I will be cutting material for masks today to help out the ladies in the neighborhood who are sewing them.  After that I will be working on some cards I need for a class and making my sample for the Facebook Live on Thursday evening!  What plans do you have?  Have a Terrific Tuesday and what do you think of the technique for the Partial Cut Edge Bloom and Grow card?




Happy Birthday with Candle Embellishments

Hello Everyone ~ A simple birthday card idea is my share today with the Happy Birthday with Candle Embellishments creation.

Today is National Doctor’s Day!  So appropriate with all we are going through today.  If you see a doctor make sure you thank them for their hard work.  You can even flood Facebook with all kinds of thanks!

I spent the entire day in my studio yesterday.  It was a lot of fun.  I got all my cards and videos for this week completed.  I made a list of all I had to do and slowly crossed it off.  Today I am going to work on the baby blanket I got for Jake.  I found material with soccer balls all over it.  I hemmed it the other day and now I have to add the blanket stitch around it.  Once I finish it I can mail it out to Michaela.  Josh is a big soccer fan and does a podcast for the LA Galaxy so he is going to love it!

There are only 2 days left for Sale-a-bration.  If there is an item you want, place your order today or tomorrow so you don’t miss out.  I will tempt you with today’s share.  I began by stamping the cake using Memento ink.  I then used my pencils to color it in.  I was going to stamp the sentiment at the bottom so pulled out my Itty Bitty Greetings set and mounted my sentiment.  Image my surprise when I stamped it and looked at it.












I did not pay attention to the entire word and grabbed the wrong one.  That meant I had to fix the mistake.  I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of Whisper White.  I used my favorite retired banner punch to flag the ends.  I added this strip over the mistake using dimensionals.  This panel was added to a piece of Daffodil Delight.  The panel was then mounted onto a Call Me Clover card base.  To finish off the card I added a candle embellishment in the upper left hand corner.  Here is the completed Happy Birthday with Candle Embellishments.

Isn't this just the nicest birthday card? It is so easy to do with the Sale-a-bration set Happy Birthday to You. I made a mistake and you can see how I fixed it on the Happy Birthday with Candle Embellishments.



















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This image made the best birthday card. Check out the details and how I fixed a mistake on the Happy Birthday with Candle Embellishments.











Did you see these ideas using the Happy Birthday to You set?  This one uses the great flowers from the set for a fun note card.  Here is another idea for those pretty flowers!  Here is a pretty feminine card that is perfect for any occasion.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Bouquet Bunch in Purple Posy

Hello Stampers ~ I have a sweet, simple Bouquet Bunch in Purple Posy idea for you today.

You may not know that I am a huge NASCAR fan!  I love watching the race while I create cards.  With the quarantine and limit on the number of people who can gather they have not had races for the past 2 weeks.  I am really missing them.  I still craft but now I am watching Hallmark movies.  I am curious to see how they make up the races when they finally get back to them.  Do you have something you like to watch while you craft?

I have a sweet All Occasion card for you today.  I combined 2 designer series papers from different collections.  It is an easy layout and could be made using any designer series paper or even embossing folders.  Here is the video for my Bouquet Bunch in Purple Posy creation.




Isn’t that a cute card?  So you can see how the stamps match the designer series paper, here is a photo of the card front.

This great All Occasion card uses 2 different designer series paper. The Bouquet Bunch in Purple Posy is a great layout to use for other ideas.



















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Do you know which designer series paper this image matches? Find out by looking at the post for Bouquet Bunch in Purple Posy.












Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


#ShopYourCraftStash Basket Builder

Hello Stampers ~ I loved a retired Easter set and had to use it for my #ShopYourCraftStash Basket Builder creation.

Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud. – Maya Angelou

This quote is something we can all use to keep us going right now.  There are many people who are struggling with the quarantine as they are a people person.  We as crafters can bring them a rainbow in their mailbox.  If you are like me you have cards sitting around.  Pull out those cards and send them out!  Send them to your neighbor down the street who lives alone!  Send them to the mom who now has all her kids home and is struggling to ensure the learning continues!  Send them to your relatives whom you have not seen in a couple of weeks!  Send them to your friends whom you would love to give a hug to.  A handmade card is a hug in the mail!  I will be writing out cards and sending them out next week to let people know I am thinking about them.  It will help brighten everyone’s day!

I went way back in my stash for today’s card.  I wanted to do an Easter card to send to my daughter and I just love the Basket Builder bundle we had a few years ago.  I found a great sketch on the Try Stampin’ – or not – on Tuesday  challenge blog.








I knew it would be perfect for this stamp set.  I began by choosing my designer series paper for the background of the stamped image.  I chose the Lemon Lime Twist color from the retired Gingham Gala dsp.  I used a strip that was 2 7/8″ x 3 1/2″.  I cut a piece of Whisper White that was 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″.  On this I stamped the cute bunny in the set using Crumb Cake ink.  I colored his ears using a Blushing Bride marker and the bow tie with a Highland Heather marker.  I then outlined the bow tie with the Basic Black marker so the details would show up.  I mounted this onto the designer series paper strip so it mimiced a Polaroid photo.  I took a strip of Highland Heather and stamped the Easter eggs using Gorgeous Grape.  This was attached in the lower third of the Gorgeous Grape card base.  I mounted the designer series paper element using dimensionals.  To finish the card I stamped the eggs using Gorgeous Grape and colored them in with a Lemon Lime Twist and Highland Heather marker.  These were added to the card front using dimensionals.  Here is a super cute #ShopYourCraftStash Basket Builder card!

Easter is just around the corner. Here is a cute card using a retired set. Don't forget those sets as they make great cards like my #ShopYourCraftStash Basket Builder creation.h Basket Builder



















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This adorable bunny and Easter Eggs make a super cute Easter card. Learn how to make this #ShopYourCraftStash Basket Builder card.












Need some inspiration for Easter cards?  Check out this shaker card that is an Easter egg.  If you don’t have any Easter sets you can always make a punch art bunny like this cute idea.   This is another card made using today’s set that is also adorable.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  Since I got all my cleaning done yesterday I get to play in my studio today.  I am so looking forward to it.  I may make a few videos.  Have a Super Saturday and did you like this cute #ShopYourCraftStash Basket Builder creation?