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Anne Brown

Posted on May 14, 2019

No Time To Stamp? Want a Beautiful Card?

Memories & More/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Hey Stampers! Let's face it. We are all long on to do lists and short on time these days, especially where our fun hobbies are concerned. There are jobs to go to, kids activities, meals to prep and cook, the list goes on and on. When we have to slash the list, our “fun” activities are usually the ones to go.

Today's project features a card that has NO stamping! How's that for time-saving?

It uses our Memories & More card pack; and not just any card pack. This one is coming in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog that goes “live” on June 4.These cards are part of a wonderful suite of projects that is perfect for casual AND avid stampers.

No Time To Stamp? Want a Beautiful Card?

The card pack includes 50 double-sided cards, 6 single-sided printed vellum specialty cards , and 4 sticker sheets, all for $11.00! In addition, if you scrapbook in addition to cardmaking, these products are acid and lignin free.

Here are the instructions and supply list for today's project. I think a set of these note cards, using different designs from the card pack would make a lovely gift!  No driving to the mall, no thinking up designs, totally easy peasy! Once your cards are put together, just pop them into one of our acetate card boxes and decorate with a ribbon bow or belly band and you're all set!


  • Paper: Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories & More Cards & Envelopes (149487)
  • Other: Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack (149445); Stitched Rectangles Dies (148551); SNAIL adhesive (104332; Die Cutting Machine


  1. Cut down one of the card bases in the Memories & More Cards & Envelopes to 8 ½” x 5 ½”; fold to create card front.
  2. Adhere one of the 4” x 3” Memories & More Cards to the left side of the card front using SNAIL Adhesive.
  3. Cut out the sentiment from the Memories & More Card using the 3 ½” x 2 1/8” die from the Rectangle Framelits using a die cutting machine.
  4. Adhere the rectangle piece onto the card front.
  5. Add one magnolia blossom and two leaf stickers from the Memories and More Cards to the top right corner of the rectangle.

See how easy?!

Here are a few other samples using the Magnolia Lane Suite.

No Time To Stamp? Want a Beautiful Card?

If you don't currently have a Stampin' Up! Demo, I'd love to work with you. Need a catalog? Email me with your mailing info and phone number; I'll get one out to you.

Oh, don't forget that in order to make room for wonderful new products like Magnolia Lane, we must bid farewell to others. You can see retiring (and clearance rack!) items at my online store, HERE.

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Posted on August 17, 2016

Showcase Your Creativity

Paper crafting/ Product Information/ Stamping

You'll definitely want to showcase YOUR creativity with Stampin' Up!'s new “I Stamped This” stamp set. Let everyone know that your projects are made by hand, with love; after all, you've taken the time to create a special, one of a kind project…now give yourself the credit!

i stamped this

There are 16 fun, detailed images in this set, available in either clear mount (suggested clear blocks: a and g) or wood mount. If you sell any of your handmade items, this stamp set fulfills Stampin' Up!'s Angel Policy.

Don't worry, if your creativity is in the kitchen rather than the craft room, there are images for you, too!! Just click on one of the images below to see more info and to order at my online store.


Thanks for stopping by!

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Posted on August 4, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Hydrangea

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Paper crafting/ Product Information

A pink “Thoughtful Branches hydrangea” to share today; can you tell I am digging this limited edition bundle?!


Stampin' Up! makes things so easy by pairing a versatile stamp set with framelits or thinlits dies…the dies do most of the work! You can either stamp the coordinating image and cut out OR use a coordinating Designer Series Paper; a win win in my book!

Remember the Thoughtful Branches Bundle is only available in August. If you've accumulated any Bonus Days coupons, use them on this bundle to save even more! (bundles save you 10% right off the top!)

Instructions and supplies are below-click on any picture to order right now.


    • Stamp Sets: Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Bundle (144328)
    • Paper: Sweet Sugarplum (141418), Basic Black (121045), Pear Pizzazz (131201), 2016-18 In Color Envelope Paper (141698)
    • Ink: Versamark (102283)
    • Other: Big Shot (143263), Precision Plate (139684), Big Shot Die Brush (140603), Heat Tool (129053), White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132), Subtles Enamel Shapes (141679),2016-18 InColor Enamel Shapes (141410), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)


  • Sweet Sugarplum cardstock – 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4”
  • Basic Black cardstock – 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Pear Pizzazz Scrap
  • Sugarplum Scrap from the 2016-18 In Color Envelope Paper


  1. Stamp the sentiment with Versamark ink on the bottom right of the Basic Black panel. Sprinkle on and tap off the excess Whisper White Embossing Powder, then use your Heat Gun to set it. Adhere the panel to the Sweet Sugarplum card base as shown.
  2. Run the flower and the stem through the Big Shot Machine with the aid of the Precision Plate using the scraps of paper Then, use the Die Brush to remove the pieces from the die.
  3. Adhere the stem and flower to the card as shown with tiny drops of Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  4. Select a few Enamel Shapes from the 2016-18 In Color and the Subtles Enamel Shapes packs and adhere them to your card as shown.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are enjoying these Thoughtful Branches Bundle samples. Click here if you missed yesterday's post and sample.

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Posted on August 3, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Project

Paper crafting/ Projects

Hi stampers! I'm excited to share another Thoughtful Branches project; this would make an awesome Christmas card. SO easy to put together!


This exclusive stamp set will only be available for purchase during the month of August. With the versatile designs and sentiments, this is a “must add” to your collection. As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I can pre-order products before release to customers so I've had a few weeks to create with this new stamp set.

There is a bundle available that includes coordinating thinlits dies and is a great option for a 10% discount! You'll see instructions for this card and a supply list below. You can click on any picture to go right to my online ordering site to grab yours. Once you have your set and need ideas, I'll be happy to send you additional pdf's that will help to inspire you!


Stamp SetsThoughtful Branches (143539); Wondrous Wreath (135047)

Card Stock – Thick White Cardstock (140272); Real Red Cardstock (102482)

Stamp Pads – Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad (126949)


Misc. – Big Shot Machine (143263); Beautiful Branches Thinlits (143538)



  • Thick White Cardstock: 4-1/4” x 11”, 5” x 3-3/4”; scraps for die cutting
  • Real Red Cardstock: 5-1/4” x 4”


  1. Fold White cardstock in half for card base and layer with Real Red cardstock.
  2. Stamp “Happy Wonderful Christmas” in Real Red at bottom right corner of smaller piece of white cardstock and layer onto card base.
  3. Die cut tree four times from Thick White Cardstock scraps. Glue layers together to make one thick piece. Adhere to card center.
  4. Stamp bird in Real Red on scrap of white cardstock and die cut. Adhere to tree.
  5. On inside, stamp “Many Happy Moments. . .” and another bird.

I hope you've enjoyed today's project; click here to see Monday's idea for using Thoughtful Branches.

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Posted on August 1, 2016

Tomorrow’s the Day!

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Mojo Monday/ Paper crafting

Tomorrow's the day you can order the exclusive, limited time bundle, Thoughtful Branches; you can also order the stamp set and Thinlits Dies separately.

Today's project features images from this stamp set…enjoy!


There are lots of great images in the stamp set and the coordinating thinlits make die-cutting a breeze! Check out all the images in the pdf : thoughtfulbranches_flyer_jul0516_us

Instructions for today's card and supply list follows. Just click on any image following to order.


  • Stamps: Thoughtful Branches
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip 126979, Cajun Craze 126965 reinker 119790, Always Artichoke 126972 reinker 105232, Crushed Curry reinker 131158,  Versamark 102283
  • Paper: Crumb Cake Notecards & Envelopes 133766, Early Espresso 119786, Very Vanilla 101650
  • Accessories:  SNAIL 104332, Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430, Embossing Buddy 103083, Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder 141636, Heat Tool 129053, Paper Snips 103579, 5/8” Burlap Ribbon, Stampin’ Pierce Mat 126199
  • Non-Stampin’ Up!: Baby wipes


  • Early Espresso layer:  3 3/8” x 4 7/8”
  • Very Vanilla layer: 3 ¼” x 4 ¾”
  • Very Vanilla for greeting: 2” x 2 ¼”
  • 5/8” Burlap Ribbon: about 3 ½”


      1. Adhere Early Espresso layer to front of Crumb Cake Notecard with SNAIL.
      2. Fold a baby wipe on a non-porous plate. Starting with Crushed Curry, add drops of reinker randomly on baby wipe. Add Cajun Craze reinker drops, then Always Artichoke reinker drops until the baby wipe is covered about the size of the tree foliage stamp.
      3. Press the tree foliage stamp into the colors on the baby wipe. Stamp on vanilla layer with the “tab” on the stamp pointing down.
      4. Stamp tree trunk directly under the foliage using Chocolate Chip ink.
      5. Stamp the grass lines and grass stubble around the bottom of the tree with Always Artichoke ink.
      6. Sponge edges with Crumb Cake ink. Adhere to Early Espresso layer with SNAIL.
      7. Fray the edges of the burlap ribbon. Adhere across the bottom of the vanilla layer with SNAIL.
      8. Ink leaf with Cajun Craze. Stamp off before stamping on vanilla scrap. Rub with Embossing Buddy. Stamp greeting with Versamark. Sprinkle with Copper powder. Heat with Heat Tool. Cut around greeting and leaf with Paper Snips, leaving a little edge of vanilla around it to give the edges a smooth look. Adhere over the ribbon with dimensionals.
Thanks for stopping by today, and…..

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Posted on July 28, 2016

Painter’s Palette and Bonus Days

Classes / Events/ Holidays / Special Days/ Product Information/ Stamping

Our new 2016-2018 In Color Collection is shown off so beautifully in the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack. The coordinating Painter's Palette stamp set makes it so easy to create custom birthday cards for your special family and friends. Notice the little pocket inside this cheery card. A gift card fits perfectly or you could tuck in a little note.


You'll see pictures of supplies and all the instructions at the bottom of this post. But WAIT, don't go there yet…..


Bonus Days : July 7- July 31, 2016

Earn in July

  •  through July 31, 2016 ONLY

 Redeem in August .

  • August 2 – August 31, 2016 

NOTE: Bonus Days coupon codes will be delivered directly from Stampin' Up! via email,

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An email address is required to participate in this promotion. We cannot resend emails with coupon codes, so make sure you save the email and write down the codes in a safe place so you don't miss out on the coupons you earn.

  • You will receive a $5 Bonus Days coupon code via email for every $50 you spend in a single order (catalog price before shipping and tax).
  • There is NO LIMIT  to the number of coupons you can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • There is NO LIMIT on the number of coupons you can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupons codes will be used in the checkout process during the redemption period.

*Participants will receive a Bonus Days coupon code via email for every $50 spent in a single order. (merchandise price BEFORE tax and shipping)

It's like Kohl's  cash

  • Make sure you keep your emails with your codes so you can cash them in starting on August 2.

Questions? Contact me please!


*Please check your SPAM/Junk Folder if you do NOT see your email from Stampin'Up! with your coupon codes.

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Posted on July 28, 2016

Sketch Challenge

Projects/ Scrapbook/ Stamping/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Ever get stuck in a rut with your cardmaking? Using the same colors, the same designs, your same old “standby” stamp sets?

This happens to me sometimes; when it does, I look for a sketch challenge to get my creative juices freely flowing again! Here's one I found at Becky Fleck's PageMaps (
card map
Think of all the scraps from your scrapbooking or stamping you could use up…each card would be different and any sentiment would work!

I hope today's sketch challenge inspired you; I'd love to see your creations!
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Posted on July 27, 2016

Teddy Bear Fun


OK…aren't these little teddy bears made with the Fox Builder Punch just the CUTEST???

teddy bears

Baby cards, baby shower invitations, even wedding congratulations made with this punchwould be so adorable!

If you haven't seen the punch and/or the matching stamp set, just click on an image below and go right to my online store to see more info and/or purchase. I've also included pictures of the coordinating Designer Series Paper Stack. The product coordination really is one of the best features of Stampin' Up! products.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed today's teddy bear fun!

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Posted on July 26, 2016

Floral Phrases Bundle Samples

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Holidays / Special Days/ Tuesday Tips

Our daughter is getting married in the fall and I've been playing around with the Floral Phrases Bundle to create some invitation ideas for her. While those ideas are a closely guarded secret at this point (can't spoil the “reveal” when invitations are sent out!), I thought I'd share some card samples; I picked ones done with navy as that is one of her wedding colors…enjoy!


As you can see, the stamp set and coordinating Detailed Floral Thinlit are perfect for thank you as well as wedding invitations and congratulations.

When you order the Floral Phrases Bundle, you'll also want to add a package of the elegant Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper. Not only will the paper give you many yummy patterns to use BUT you'll qualify for a $5 Bonus Days Coupon…woo hoo! Note: the code will be sent to you in an email from Stampin' Up! immediately after you place your order–save these codes!. You'll be able to redeem your coupon code (s) from August 2 – August 31.

You might also want to add a bottle of our Fine Tip Glue to your order…it makes adhering the detailed die cutouts so easy.

 Thanks for stopping by today!

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Posted on July 25, 2016

Create a Quick Background

Mojo Monday/ Videos

Do you ever want to create a quick background that will really show off your stamped or diecut image? I recorded a quick video to show you how I use my Stampin' Write Markers and some water to do just that!

Be sure to email me if you have any questions or if there is a technique you'd like me to feature!



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Posted on July 21, 2016

Fresh Fruit… I Can’t Get Enough!

Paper crafting/ Product Information/ Stamping

Hey stampers, I hope you've been enjoying my “fruity” posts of projects made with the new Fresh Fruit stamp set by Stampin' Up! Today's project uses the strawberry design from the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper as well…enjoy! You'll find complete instructions and measurements below. Click on any image under instructions to see the products and complete descriptions at my online store. Don't forget there's still time to earn the bonus days coupons!




  • Stamp Sets – Fresh Fruit (141770)
  • Inks – Real Red (126948), Cucumber Crush (138324), Basic Black (140931)
  • Paper – Whisper White (100730), Real Red (126949), Fruit Stand DSP (141660), Cucumber Crush (138335), Vellum Cardstock (101856)
  • Other – Real Red 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon (141693) – 14”, Bone folder (100230), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Snail Adhesive (104332)


  • Whisper White, 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, 3” x 3/4”, small scrap
  • Real Red, 4” x 5 1/4”
  • Cucumber Crush, 1” x 3 1/4”
  • Vellum Cardstock 3 3/4” x 5”
  • Fruit Stand DSP – Strawberry design, 3” x 3 3/4”, and Red/white stripe 2” x 3 3/4”


    • Fold Whisper White cardstock in half, using Bone Folder, to make card base.
    • Adhere strawberry paper at the top of the Real Red cardstock, leaving a border around all edges. Adhere stripe paper on bottom of strawberry paper, leaving a border around. Run a strip of Snail adhesive along the “seam” of the two designer papers, and attach the vellum there.
    • Wrap ribbon around card front, covering the “seam” where the two different DSP designs connect.
    • Stamp strawberry image with top on a Whisper White scrap. Be sure to stamp the black outline
    • for both the strawberry and top first, and then fill in with the Real Red for the strawberry and the
    • Cucumber Crush for the top. Cut out the strawberry image. Set aside.
    • Stamp the sentiment in Cucumber Crush on the skinny strip of Whisper White cardstock.
    • Adhere to the Cucumber Crush cardstock with the Snail Adhesive. Adhere to the card with two dimensionals. Adhere strawberry image with two dimensionals.
Thanks for stopping by to get your dose of fresh fruit today!

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Posted on July 20, 2016

Summer Peaches…Day 2

Paper crafting/ Projects/ Stamping/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Summer Peaches…day 2! I am in love with this paper so I just had to show you another project today…enjoy! I'm going to make some to put on my co-workers' desks…I might even put in a couple pieces of chocolate!


You can click on any picture below to go right to my ordering site; you can see all the clearance items, too!



  • Stamp Sets: Thoughtful Banners (141614)
  • Inks: Pear Pizzazz (131180), Peekaboo Peach (14139
  • Paper: Peekaboo Peach CS (141417), Fruit Stand DSP (141660), Whisper White (100730)
  • Other: Bone Folder (102300), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Stampin Trimmer (126889), Fast Fuse (129026), Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995), SNAIL adhesive (104332), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Whisper White Thick Twine (141688), Metal Rimmed Pearls (138394),Paper Snips (103579),Stampin Dimensionals(104430), Duet Banner Punch (141483), Post-It Notes in bright colors from Dollar Store or Walmart


  • Peekaboo Peach CS: 4 ¼” x 6 ½”, 4 ¼” x 3”, 5 x 2 ½”
  • Scrap Whisper White for banner sentiment
  • Fruit Stand DSP: 4” x 2 ¾”, 4” x 2 ¼”, 3 ¾” x ¾”
  • Thick White Twine: 9” 


  1. Score 4 ¼” x 6 ½” Peekaboo Peach CS at 2” & 4” along the 6 ½” side. Fold on score lines (see figure 1). The 2 ½” side will be the bottom of the holder.
  2. Adhere the 4” x 2 ¼” DSP to the bottom using SNAIL adhesive.
  3. Adhere the 4” x 2 ¾” DSP to 4 ¼” x 3” Peekaboo Peach CS. Adhere to folded CS using Fast Fuse lining up with bottom of top folded piece (see figure 2).
  4. Score the 5 x 2 ½” Peekaboo Peach CS at ½” & 4 ½” along the 5” side and at 1” & 1 ½” along the 2 ½” side. Fold on score lines, snip along scored line up to ½” scored line in 4 places (see figure 3). Add the DSP to one long side (this will be the front of the “post-it note holder”).
  5. Using Fast Fuse, fold in the ends of the post-it note holder (adhere the smaller piece in between the 2 larger pieces so you don’t have the flap to deal with).
  6. Adhere the “post-it note holder” to the front as picture shows using the tear & tape adhesive about ¾” from the bottom.
  7. Center the large pearl to the bottom piece as picture shows (this is what will hold up your holder).
  8. Stamp the banner in Pear Pizzazz.
  9. Stamp the desired sentiment in Peekaboo Peach in center of banner.
  10. Punch out using the Duet Banner Punch. Adhere to front using Stampin Dimensionals.
  11. Tie the white twine into a bow and add using a glue dot.


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Posted on July 19, 2016

Summer Peaches

Paper crafting/ Projects/ Tuesday Tips

Nothing tastes quite as good as “summer peaches”…you know the ones…juicy, sweet, filled with flavor! Today's card brings back memories of canning those delicious summer peaches to enjoy all year long.

summer peaches

I love the way the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper coordinates so perfectly with the Fresh Fruit Stamp Set. Click on any of the pictures below to order your own; supply list for this project follows…enjoy!


  • Stamp Set – Fresh Fruit (141770)
  • Card Stock – Pear Pizzazz (131201), Whisper White (100730), Peekaboo Peach (141417)
  • Designer Series Paper – Fruit Stand (141660)
  • Stamp Pad – Archival stamp pad ~ Basic Black (140931), Peekaboo Peach (141398), Pear Pizzazz (131180)
  • Tools – 1 3/4″ Circle Punch (119850)
  • Misc. – Snips (103579); Dimensionals (104430), Metallic Enamel Shapes (141678), Delicate White Doilies (141701)


  • Peekaboo Peach base card: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • Pear Pizzazz: 1 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • DSP: 2 3/4″ x 5 1/2″


  • Stamp peach in Peekboo Peach, add outline in Basic Black. Punch out with Circle Punch.
  • Stamp leaves in Pear Pizzazz, add outline in Basic Black. Cut out with Snips.
  • Cut White Doily in half, adhere to left side of base card.
  • Adhere DSP and strip of Pear Pizzazz, stamp message. Add Dimensionals to peach and leaves, adhere to card.
  • Add one gold metallic enamel shape to peach.

 Thanks for popping in today to “taste” summer peaches!

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Posted on July 16, 2016

Pokemon Go…ala Stampin’ Up!

Paper crafting

Oh my….I'm trying to wrap my head around this new Pokemon Go phenomenon. My soon to be 16 year old grandson was really into Pokemon cards when he was younger but that was the extent of my interest.

But, when I noticed my Facebook feed going bonkers with people chasing Pokemon, this is where my interest really peaked!

You see,  this game has special places (monuments) that you can collect poke balls and things. Might be restaurants, churches…even at a museum! You can also buy “lures” that will cause people to congregate near you; makes for some great people watching and it’s getting kids to MOVE.  Yes, they might still have their cell phones, video games, and tablets… but at least they are outdoors.  They are communicating and having fun with other folks …it can't all be bad!

There are so many horrible things going on in the world today that when I see happiness exuding from people around me because of a silly app…well, it makes ME happy!! To be able to connect it with crafting (my VERY happy place)…pure joy!

Here are a couple of samples of things you can do with Stampin' Up! circle punches to make birthday cards, invitations to send to people who are hooked on Pokemon Go; if you need any help, I'm just a chat away!

pokemon circle 1inchpokemonpikachupokeballcards


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Posted on July 15, 2016

Christmas in July – Flourish Thinlits

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Holidays / Special Days/ Videos

Hey stampers! My team is already at work for our Christmas event…yes I know it's only July! But, many of us demonstrators are also getting our Christmas Card classes rolling so I thought I'd share one today!

flourish thinlits

The details in this card are made easy by using the Flourish Thinlits Dies; here's a quick video that shows you more about these new gems. TEN individual dies come in this set so it's a great value!

These framelits and a few other supplies would be the perfect purchase to help you have a jump on your holiday card-making PLUS qualify you for a Bonus Days coupon…boom! Just click on any product photo below to order; supply list follows.


  • Stamp Set – Embellished Ornaments (139759)
  • ThinlitsFlourish (141478), Detailed Floral – (141482)
  • Card Stock – Cherry Cobbler (119685); Gold Foil (132622),
  • Very Vanilla (101650)
  • Stamp Pads – Cherry Cobbler (126966)
  • Other: Fine-Tip Glue Pen (138309), Pearl Basic Jewels (119247), Big Shot (143263), Dimensionals (104430), Dazzling Diamonds (133751 ), Wink of Stella –gold (141898 ), Gold 1/8” ribbon (134583), Layering Circles Framelits (141705)


  • Cherry Cobbler Base: 8 ½ X 5 ½ and scraps to cut the ‘poinsettias’
  • Gold Foil: 5 ¼ X 4
  • Very Vanilla 3×3 scrap


  1. Cut 2 small & 1 large poinsettia from Flourish Thinlits out of cherry cobbler card stock
  2. Using the largest Detailed Floral Thinlit, cut from the bottom portion of gold foil.
  3. Stamp sentiment of choice in cherry cobbler ink and cut with layering circle framelits.
  4. Cut gold ribbon at 5 ½” and adhere to gold foil.
  5. Adhere gold foil to cherry cobbler cardstock base, using fine-tip glue pen
  6. Adhere circle sentiment to gold foil front, using dimensionals
  7. Place 1 dimensional in the center, on backside of each poinsettia
  8. Adhere the poinsettias around the circle sentiment
  9. Paint the poinsettias with a gold Wink of Stella
  10. Place Pearls in center of poinsettias
  11. Take a pinch of dazzling diamonds and sprinkle on top of front poinsettia to cover the sticky of the dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by for a little Christmas in July! 🙂

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