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Posted on July 27, 2020

Nothing’s Better Than…


Nothing's better than…Coffee! Well, of course there are things better than coffee but I love this “coffee” card made with Stampin' Up!'s new Nothing's Better Than Bundle!

I have several friends who are going to need one of these cards for sure! Below please find the instructions, including measurements. If you need any of these supplies, please click on a picture below to go right to my online store.


  • Stamps: Nothing’s Better Than Bundle (154061)
  • Cardstock: Crumb Cake (120953); Basic Black (121045); Whisper White (100730)
  • Inks: Memento Pad (132708); Mango Melody (147093)
  • Misc: Tasteful Textile 3D (152718); Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653)**;Stampin' Dimensionals (104430); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

**Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine available to order September 1. In the meantime, use any die-cutting machine.


  • Crumb Cake: 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼” and 3 ¾” x 5”
  • Basic Black: 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
  • Whisper White: 4” x 5 ¼” , 1” x 5” and scrap for stamping


  1. Run the 3 ¾” x 5” piece of Crumb Cake through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine using the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.
  2. Add the embossed cardstock to the center of the black cardstock and that to the center of the card front.
  3. Stamp the greeting using Memento ink onto the white cardstock strip.
  4. Stamp the word ‘coffee’ in Mango Melody next to greeting stamped in step #3.
  5. Add the stamped strip to the card front.
  6. Using Memento ink, stamp the outline of the coffee cup twice onto the Whisper White scrap. Stamp the inside with Memento ink.
  7. Use the coordinating die to cut out both of the images.
  8. Position one of the coffee cups on the card front, without adhering it, to get an idea of where to stamp the steam. Stamp the steam using Memento ink.
  9. Add the coffee cup to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  10. Stamp the white layer with the inside greeting and then add the second coffee cup using a Stampin' Dimensional and add that to the inside of the card as pictured above.

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Posted on July 22, 2020

How Do I Use my Watercolor Pencils?

Tips, Tricks, & Techniques/ Tuesday Tips/ Uncategorized

Hey Stampers! A question I get all the time is, “How do I use my watercolor pencils in some new ways”? Today's project uses the Daisy Lane Stamp Set, Watercolor Pencils, and sponge daubers to create a colorful card, adding a white pencil for a unique effect. Although this is a birthday card, just use any sentiment you like.

Coloring with Watercolor Pencils

Supplies, measurements, and instructions follow. To order any supplies you see here, just click on a picture below.


  • Stamps: Daisy Lane Cling Stamp Set [149325] , Special Someone Photopolymer Stamp Set [151643]
  • Cardstock: Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [100730] , Cinnamon Cider 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [153078]
  • Ink: Jet Black Stāzon Ink Pad [101406] , Cinnamon Cider Classic Stampin' Pad [153114] , Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Pad [153118]
  • Miscellaneous: Watercolor Pencils [141709] , Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 [149014] , Sponge Daubers [133773] , Stampin' Seal [152813] , Lovely Labels Pick A Punch [152883] , 2020–2022 In Color Enamel Dots [152480] , Stampin' Dimensionals [104430] , Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint [147044] , Clear Block D [118485] , Water Painters [151298]


  • Cinnamon Cider: 8 ½” x 5 ½”” and 5” x 3 ¾”
  • Whisper White: 4” x 5 ¼” and ½” x 2 ¾”


  1. Fold 8 ½” x 5 ½” Cinnamon Cider in half to create card base. Stamp fern image randomly around the edges of card using Cinnamon Cider ink pad.
  2. Tap sponge dauber into the Cinnamon Cider ink pad and sponge edges of Whisper White card stock. Use Stampin' Seal to adhere to front of card.
  3. Stamp flowers and leaves onto 5” x 3 ¾” Cinnamon Cider card stock using Black Stazon ink pad.
  4. Color flowers and leaves with Watercolor Pencils in desired colors. Add white watercolor pencil on flower tips and edges, blending with Water Painter. Add dots of the white pencil in flower centers.
  5. Ink sponge dauber with Cinnamon Cider ink pad and sponge edges of the Cinnamon Cider card stock layer; adhere to front of card.
  6. Stamp sentiment from “Special Someone” with Misty Moonlight ink onto the ½” x 2 ¾” piece of Whisper White card stock and cut with Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. Sponge edges with Cinnamon Cider ink and place on card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  7. Lightly spritz Champagne Shimmer Mist Paint onto card (add a few drops of paint to 70% rubbing alcohol to create a spray).

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