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Posted on September 19, 2017

Painted Harvest With Burlap Background

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The Painted Harvest Stamp Set is certainly one of my top 5 sets in the Holiday Catalog! This Painted Harvest With Burlap Background card would even be perfect as a place card for your seasonal table! Instead of the word “hello”, personalize each card with your guests’ name. The Burlap Background Stamp adds just the right amount of “texture” to this card and makes it pop a bit more than just having all the white space.

Painted Harvest With Burlap Background

This stamp set also comes as part of a bundle, along with a unique leaf punch. If you purchase the bundle instead of buying each item separately, you’ll save 10%!

Painted Harvest With Burlap Background

I LOVE this stamp set so much that I’ve designed a class featuring 3 projects (and a bonus card showing you an idea for using the leaf punch!)  The exciting thing is this is going to be a Facebook Live Class. You can join me as I’m making the projects and teaching OR you can watch it later at you convenience. You’ll have lifetime access to the class so you can watch it as many times as you like! I’ll have the details and a link to purchase my class here on Friday, September 22. If you want to stamp along during the class, go ahead and order the bundle today!

Instructions, including measurements, for today’s project follow below…enjoy!


  • Stamp SetsPainted Harvest photopolymer #144783; Burlap clear #143982. Wood #143979; Hello Friend clear #144059, wood #144055
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake #120953; Cajun Craze #119684; Whisper White #100730
  • Stamp Pads – Sahara Sand #126976; Crushed Curry #131173; Cajun Craze #126965; Soft Suede #126978
  • Misc. –Black Rhinestone Jewels #144639; Snail Adhesive #104332


  • Crumb Cake 8½ x 5½ fold in half card base
  • Cajun Craze 5¼ x 4
  • Whisper white 5-1/8 x 3-7/8


  1. Stamp the big sunflower randomly onto the whisper white card stock, each sunflower stamp twice using the Crushed Curry ink. After you stamped the first image turn your stamp 90° and stamp again using Crushed Curry ink also.
  2. Stamp the smaller sunflower on top the Crushed Curry sunflower using Cajun Craze ink.
  3. Center circle using Soft Suede ink.
  4. Stamp the burlap back ground using Sahara Sand ink.
  5. Stamp the Hello using Cajun Craze ink.
  6. Assemble: adhere the whisper white stamped card stock into the Cajun craze and then onto Crumb Cake card base.
  7. Add the black rhinestone into the center of each flower.


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Posted on September 12, 2017

Double Embossing Technique Using Dragonfly Dreams Thinlits

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Hey stampers! Today I want to share a card featuring the Double Embossing Technique Using Dragonfly Dreams Thinlits. Say that five times fast!

I really should call this Triple Embossing because of the “HAPPY” dry embossing on the top of the card. I did this using the Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Double Embossing Technique Using Dragonfly Dreams Thinlits

These two little gems add some quick texture and definition to your projects.

My multi-colored dragonfly is where I used double embossing. Let me tell you the steps.

First, I cut a piece of Shimmery White cardstock to 3″ x 4″. I then traced around the solid dragonfly image. Next, I used Sponge Daubers to apply 5 colors of ink around the image. Last I cut out the traced image using the detailed thinlit.

Double Embossing Technique Using Dragonfly Dreams Thinlits

Finally, take a Versamark Pad and rub over the die-cut image, coat with Dazzling Diamonds Embossing Powder and heat. Do this a second time. You will have a beautiful double-embossed image!

Visit my You Tube Channel to see a step by step video for this fun technique.

These thinlits have a coordinating stamp set that gives you even more options for your papercrafting.

I also have a Video Class Tutorial available, complete with a color PDF. You’ll learn how to make these three projects and a variety of new techniques.

CLICK HERE to visit the class page now.

Thanks for popping by today; I hope you learned something new!

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Posted on September 2, 2017

My Latest Online Stamping Class Tutorial Now Available!

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Hey stampers! My Latest Online Stamping Class Tutorial Now Available! In this class you’ll make two cards and a gift tag using the new Carols of Christmas stamp set and thinlits (also available as a bundle for a 10% savings).

Here’s a short video about the class; you’ll see the projects which are exclusive to this online class.

In addition, I designed the projects with holiday cardmaking and gift giving in mind. Get a jump on the season so your stress level can decrease! Click here to get the class particulars.

Bonus Carols of Christmas Project

Another fun project you can make with Carols of Christmas follows below. Also, if you missed yesterday’s post, I featured a sampler that also uses these products. I think this versatile bundle is a great addition to any crafting collection!

Finally, once you order your bundle, please feel free to email me for other ideas!

My Latest Online Stamping Class Tutorial Now Available!


  • Stamp Sets: Carols of Christmas (144804 clear; Bundle item 146037 includes Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies ); Santa’s Sleigh (142057)
  • Card Stock: Garden Green card stock (102584), Cherry Cobbler card stock (119685), Whisper White card stock 100730), Be Merry Designer Series Paper (144111), Red Glimmer Paper (121790)
  • Stamp Pads: Cherry Cobbler (126966), Garden Green (126973)
  • Accessories: Santa’s Sleigh Framelits Dies (140278), Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (143263), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108)


  • Garden Green card stock for card base: 4 ¼” x 11”, folded in half
  • Scratch piece of Garden Green big enough for the Christmas tree
  • 2 pieces of Cherry Cobbler card stock: 4” X ¾”
  • 1 piece of Be Merry Designer Paper: 4” X 1 ¾”
  • 1 piece of Be Merry Designer Paper: 4” X 2”
  • Whisper White card stock:4” X 2 ¼”


  1. Stamp the Deck the Halls sentiment in Cherry Cobbler on the piece of Whisper White. Make sure the sentiment is stamped to the far left of the piece of card stock.
  2. Stamp the Christmas tree from the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set on a scratch piece of Garden Green card stock. Cut out using the coordinating Framelit from the Santa’s Sleigh Framelits using the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.
  3. Cut out the small star from Red Glimmer Paper using the star die from the Santa’s Sleigh Framelits.
  4. Adhere the two Cherry Cobbler strips to the back top and bottom of the Deck the Halls piece. Try to leave the same amount of border on the top and bottom.
  5. Attach the 4” X 1 ¾” piece of Be Merry Designer Paper to the top portion of the card base leaving a border around the three sides.
  6. Adhere the 4” X 2” piece of Be Merry Designer Paper to the bottom portion of the card base leaving a border around the three sides.
  7. Attach the Deck the Halls piece in between the two pieces of designer paper.
  8. Adhere the cut out Christmas tree and red star using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the front, right of the card. 


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Posted on July 18, 2017

Carols of Christmas Coming August 1

Holidays / Special Days/ Online Classes/ Paper crafting/ Stamping

Stampin’ Up!’s new Carols of Christmas coming August 1! This stamp set and coordinating framelits dies will be featured in our holiday catalog but is arriving early so you can get a head start on your holiday projects, like this one!

One of the best thing about these products is they look fabulous with any ink and paper combination. You can use more “traditional” Christmas colors of red and green, or choose something totally different, like the blues above. Maybe you like to send different styles of cards so you can make some of each! The bold greetings in the stamp set let you create eye-catching focal points in your handmade cards.

I know you will want some WOW cards to send out to all your friends and family this year! I am hard at work on a brand new online video class tutorial for this fabulous new bundle.  If you’d like to be among the first to see the details be sure you have subscribed to my email newsletter!  Sign up here and you’ll also get this free project tutorial.

In addition to this awesome tutorial and early-bird class release notice for my Carols of Christmas Online Class, you’ll also get more great projects, tips, techniques and other valuable information to help you with everything crafty!

As a Stampin’ Up! business owner, I was able to purchase this bundle in July and start working on amazing samples for you! Did you know that you can still get this stamp set for free in July, along with $72 of extra free products when you join the Stampin’ Up! family? I invite you to check out my team page to see if the fun, friendships, early product release purchase opportunities, extra income, and more just might fill some of your needs!


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Posted on June 20, 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous

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Happy Birthday Gorgeous

I just love stamp sets that save me time and money…don’t you? I have so many things going on that whenever I can cut some corners, I’m all over it! Today’s card does just that!

It’s made with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle, a stamp set with tons of beautiful images and a coordinating framelit!

This is the perfect solution for me. I can stamp a bunch of birthday cards at once, using different images and I saved money (10%) by purchasing the bundle.

Many of my stamp club and hostesses did the same thing and they also were able to score some additional stampin’ rewards with our “We Heart Hosts” June Promotion. It’s not too late to take advantage of this promotion. Give me a shout and we can talk about some different ways for you to get these extra rewards!

Oh, before I move on to today’s project details, I don’t want to forget to share yesterday’s post in case you missed it. My NEW Dragonfly Dreams ONLINE Class is here!

OK, now back to today’s business! Here are the supplies and instructions, including measurements, for the Happy Birthday Gorgeous project…enjoy! To order any of the supplies, just click on any picture below the instructions.


  • Stamp SetsHappy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle (145301)
  • Card Stock –Whisper White (100730); Tranquil Tide (144246); Soft Sky (131203)
  • Inks – Whisper White (101731); Tranquil Tide (144085); Soft Sky (131181)
  • Misc. – Big Shot (143263); Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220); SNAIL (104332, Refill: 104331); Dimensionals (104430); Fine Tip Glue Pen (138309)


  • Whisper White:               8 ½” x 5 ½”    Scrap
  • Soft Sky:                          5 ¼” x 4”
  • Tranquil Tide:                  5 ¼” x 4”


    1. Cut out Happy Birthday from center of Soft Sky and center of Tranquil Tide
    2. Stamp greeting using Tranquil Tide Ink onto Whisper White Scrap, cut to size & flag
    3. Stamp swirly image using Whisper White Ink & Soft Sky Ink onto Soft Sky
    4. Adhere Soft Sky layer to Whisper White base using SNAIL
    5. Adhere Tranquil Tide “Happy Birthday” inside Soft Sky cut out using the Fine Tip Glue Pen
    6. Adhere flagged greeting layer using Dimensionals
    7. Add Rhinestone(s)

If you want to check out some more Happy Birthday Gorgeous samples, join our Artisan Team Blog Hop for lots of creative inspiration!

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