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Posted on May 25, 2018

Lilypad Lake Card PDF Tutorial

Die Cut/ Samples/ Stamping

Happy Friday Stampers! From what I hear, a lot of people are heading towards “water” this weekend, perhaps to a lake nearby or maybe just to a backyard pool. I thought this Lilypad Lake Card PDF Tutorial would get us in the mood!

Lilypad Lake Card PDF Tutorial

Aren't these tiny boats just the cutest? You can use markers, colored pencils or Stampin' Blends (shown here) to add your choice of color. Here are all the instructions. This set will be available on June 1!


  • Stamp Sets Lilypad Lake (146496)
  • Card Stock – Pool Party (122924); Whisper White (100730) Crumb Cake (120953)
  • Stamp Pads – Memento Black (132708); Pool Party (147107)
  • Misc. – Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (DSP) Pack (144177); Linen Thread (104199); Layering Circles Framelits (141705); Wink of Stella (141897); Stampin’ Trimmer (126889); Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs: Bermuda Bay (144600), Calypso Coral (144045); Daffodil Delight (144603); Big Shot (143263), Snail Adhesive (104332)


  • Pool Party: 4-1/4 x 9-5/8 (score at 4-1/4 inches); 1-1/4 x 4 (score at 3 inches)
  • Wood Textures DSP: 4 x 4; 3×3
  • Whisper White: 5 x 3-3/4
  • Crumb Cake: 3-1/2 x 3-1/2; 4-1/8 x 4-1/8; 5-1/4 x 4


  1. On 3 x 3 Wood Textures paper, stamp ocean with Pool Party ink. Stamp sailboats and sun with Memento black ink. Using blends, color as desired.
  2. Cut out image with layering circle framelits.
  3. Cut out crumb cake scalloped circle using layering circles framelits.
  4. Adhere stamped image to crumb cake scalloped circle Apply Wink of Stella as desired and let dry.
  5. Adhere crumb cake square to front of card. Adhere 4×4 piece of Wood Textures DSP to crumb cake mat.
  6. Attach folded end of 1-1/4 x 4 Pool Party Cardstock to back of Crumb Cake mat.
  7. Inside card, attach Crumb Cake (5-1/4 x 4 piece) to card base.
  8. Stamp sentiment so that it is hidden behind the Pool Party folded cardstock.
  9. Wrap linen thread around Pool Party flap.
  10. Adhere Scalloped Circle accent to end of Pool Party flap.
  11. Fold over card, and you’re finished!

Lilypad Lake Card PDF Tutorial

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Posted on May 23, 2018

Stampin’ Up! Color Coaches

Samples/ Stamping

Hey Stampers! As promised, today I have the new Stampin' Up! Color Coach resources to share with you. I was so sad when Stampin' Up! did away with this splendid resource. I had it by my crafting table and used it all the time! So, I am thrilled to provide the NEW Color Coaches to you today!





Feel free to print out the PDF, cut up the pages and put together on a ring so you'll have handy whenever you need some color inspiration. You'll notice there are “blank” sheets that you can print out to keep track of your favorite color combinations. No reinventing the wheel each time you make a card!

Speaking of favorite color combinations, here's a project with one of my favorite combos; Pacific Point,  Granny Apple Green, and Mango Melody. I just love the bright, vivid look of this card.

Stampin' Up! Color Coaches

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Abstract Impressions (147513 Photopolymer)
  • PAPER –Whisper White (100730), Mango Melody (146898), Poppy Parade (119793), Pacific Point (111350)
  • INK –– Pacific Point (147098), Mango Melody (147093), Poppy Parade (147050), and Granny Apple Green (147095)
  • OTHER – Poppy Parade Marker (147157 Brights Markers), Triple Banner Punch (138292), Clear Wink of Stella (141897), Bone Folder (102300), Clear Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220)

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Mango Melody – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Whisper White – 3 ¼ x 3 ¾”
  • Poppy Parade – 3 ½ x 4”
  • Pacific Point –1 ½ x 5 ½”
  • Whisper White — ½” x 4 ½”


  1. Stamp “ground” swish at bottom in Granny Apple Green ink, add stems above, both full strength and stamped off.
  2. Add flowers in Mango and “details” in Poppy Parade ink. Add Butterfly in Pacific Point.
  3. Spritz with Poppy Marker. Embellish with Rhinestones. Adhere to Poppy Panel.
  4. Punch end of Pacific Point Cardstock with Triple Banner Punch.  Using Bone folder, rub against paper until layers start to separate.  Pull apart to reveal “faux suede”.  Adhere to Mango card and pop up flower panel on top.
  5. Stamp Thank You in Pacific Point and punch with banner end.  Pop up onto card.

If you want to check out what's on sale right now or order any of the pre-order bundles featuring new colors and products, click here to go to my online store.

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Posted on April 24, 2018

In the Land of Dungeons and Dragons, Knights and Wizards

Die Cut/ Samples/ Stamping

Hey Stampers! No, I'm not talking about the popular “Dungeons and Dragons” fantasy tabletop game. I do know quite a few professionals who are obsessed with this game, but it's really not my cup of tea. What I'm spotlighting today is also in the land of Dragons and dungeons; it's the Magical Day Suite of products from Stampin' Up! This suite made it's debut for a limited time in the Occasions 2018 catalog; sadly it's disappearing on May 31 when the catalog period ends.

In the Land of Dungeons and Dragons, Knights and Wizards

The stamp set has mythical and whimsical images, perfect for all sorts of occasions. The little blue wizard in the picture above brings Merlin the Magician to mind. Isn't he adorable? Notice the coordinating framelits that make cutting out stamped images a breeze!

The coordinating papers and washi tape make it so easy to complete your projects, whether these are cards, party invitations and decor, or scrapbook layouts from a trip to Medeival Times Dinner Theatre.

In the Land of Dungeons and Dragons, Knights and Wizards

Here are just a few samples of things you can create with this suite of products.

In the Land of Dungeons and Dragons, Knights and Wizards

Thanks for popping in today! I hope you enjoyed our time in the Land of Dungeons and Dragons, Knights and Wizards! You can purchase any of these products right now at my online store. Remember they are only available until May 31st!

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