The Summer of Stamping Continues

Here are a few more cards from the NEW Summer of Stamping Essentials By Ellen release! This is the Mondo Anthurium. I love these Mondo stamps and have quite a few in my collection.

Both of these are gold heat embossed. One is on colored green cardstock and the other is watercolored with a bright shade of green Zig Marker and a water brush.

You can check out my previous cards from this release HERE.


Mondo Anthurium

Totally Random Sayings Vol. 3

Metallic Gold Foil Cardstock

Gold Embossing powder

Heat tool

Zig Water Color Brushes


Hang in There!

Today’s card is a clean and simple Mini Slim Line. Save 25% on May Arts Ribbon at Stamp Simply. Now is a great time to stock up on ribbon for you holiday cards and gifts.

Simple! Tim Holtz Wild Flower stems #1 lightly colored with copics and attached to a wood grain paper wall!

Add the tag and tie with Chevron ribbon and your done! Lots of sentiment options fit the tag collection dies too!

Typewritten Just checking in

May Arts 1/4″ Striped Chevron Twill black

All May Arts Ribbon

Tim Holtz wildflower stems #1

Tim Holtz tag collection

Memento black ink

Paper Echo Park –Farmers Market

white black and Kraft cardstock

flower colored with copics

Introducing the Dancin’ Gnome from the Spellbinders Be Merry Collection

There is a new Gnome in town and he is super cute! Spellbinders just launched some AMAZING and fun new products and this Dancin’ Gnome is one of them. I have a whole bunch of new products on all these cards. I highlighted each with the cards and included a full supply list at the bottom of this post.

I love all the gnomes. I have quite a collection growing and this guy is FUN!! When assembled the dies make an adorable gnome which is how I used him on my cards. For even more fun, he dances with his moving arms and legs.

I love his rustic look! This set also includes accents for the gnome like mittens, boots and tree design options. Makes for creating fun outfits! The Merry Christmas sentiment is a new stamp set with a die called Mini Christmas Greetings. I also love small sentiments and I use them all the time!

This Gnome also has a coordinating accessory set called Shopping Spree. A set of nine thin metal dies can create an elf with a stack of gifts. It also has the moving legs option. And there are new Mini Christmas Sentiment Strips (hot foil)  too!

I paired Gnome with a friend and used the Large die of the month for this fun mini slimline. Another new item is the Gifts of Christmas Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plates. Red foil makes it pop and coordinates well.

Take a closer look at these Guys. So many ways to customize!

The snow mounds (hard to see) are made with Color Block Scenic Scape Etched Dies from the Tis the Season Collection. I have a few awesome cards coming from that collection soon!

CHRISTMAS IN JULY SALE launching today as well.

Be sure to check out the sale section while you are shopping!


Dancin’ Gnome

Shopping Spree

Mini Christmas Greetings Stamp set and Die

Gifts of Christmas Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate

Mini Christmas Sentiment Strips Glimmer Hot foil

Color Block Scenic Scape Etched Dies 

Large Die of the Month

Red Foil

Gold Foil

Glimmer Hot Foil Machine

Summer of Stamping – Essentials by Ellen Release

Today I’m sharing 2 new card ideas featuring the Summer of Stamping Essentials By Ellen release. The 2 sets I used are called “Aloha” and “It’s a Jungle”.

First up- a tropical mini slimline:

I Colored the Image with all my super bright copic markers. The Background is made with some distress oxide ink blinding in Wild Honey and Squeezed Lemonade. The sentiment is white heat embossed.

Check out the inside:

Next up is a super fun birthday tiki card:

Are you transported to the beach in Hawaii? This was so much fun to create!!

How about a Free gift with Purchase! Monday(TODAY!!) is the final day:

The Essentials By Ellen Trippin’ stamps and dies are a gift with purchase, while supplies last! I can not wait to get mine!

Note: it does NOT show on your order or in your cart. But it will show on your packing slip so the warehouse knows to give you one. Also, qualifying totals are before shipping and tax.


EBE Aloha with matching dies

EBE It’s a Jungle With matching dies

Distress Oxide Inks and copic markers

White Neenah cardstock


Welcome to another Blog Hop with Spellbinders. We are sharing July Clubs Blog Hop Project Inspiration! Hopefully you have hopped with us before! It is so much fun to celebrate some of my favorite clubs

Today I am sharing the Large die of the Month with the Clear Stamp of the month! TWO beautiful floral cards!

First up is peach and light gray mini slimline! a new favorite color combo!

The Clear stamp is Simply gorgeous and has wonderful sentiments too

Next up is pink florals witch is also a mini slimline

The sentiments on both cards are from the Clear stamp of the month. Make sure you head over to the Spellbinders site to check out this month’s Large Die of the Month and Clear Stamp of the Month. I love how all of these kits coordinate together, so you can create a variety of cards.



To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on the Spellbinder’s blog. Giveaway closes on Sunday, July 18th, 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Tuesday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

(Please note, store credit (gift certificate) cannot be applied to Club Subscriptions. Store credit can be applied to shop past Club products, Club extras and regular releases.)


NOW IT’S TIME TO HOP: You should have arrived here from Marie Heiderscheit And next Up is Laurie Willison. We’ve got lots of inspiration waiting for you created by fabulous card makers. Be sure to visit each one of their blogs and leave them some love with comments!!

Spellbinders Blog
Becca Feeken
Tina Smith
Bibi Cameron
Annie Williams
Becky Roberts
Yasmin Diaz
Jennifer Snyder
Kathy Clement
Hussena Calcuttawala
Marie Heiderscheit
Jill Hilliard <—– you are here
Laurie Willison
Ilina Crouse
Virginia Lu
Emily Midgett
Jean Manis
Sheri Holt
Sandra Nagel
Joy Baldwin
Rosemary Dennis
Henriëtte van Mierlo
Betty Wright
Melody Rupple
Jenny Colacicco
Emily Leiphart
Vera Yates
Tracy Ware
Gemma Campbell
Alanna Moses
Michelle Starcher
Deborah Jenkins
Erin Thompson
Birgit Norton
Michelle Sheler
Sandhya Iyer
Jennifer Kotas
Jessica Vasher
Olga Direktorenko
Karen Brown
Tanya Boser
Martha Lucia Gomez
Amy Kolling


Subscribe and get your Small Die of the Month kit 

Clear Stamp of the Month

and if you want multiple clubs: Spellbinders VALUE Clubs (Scroll Down)

Warm Winter Wishes

Christmas is on sale at Stamp Simply- Save 20%. In honor of this fun Christmas in July sale I created this Warm Winter Wishes card with beautiful winter Paper from Carta Bella.

Happy Stamping and Happy Shopping!

Typewritten Year Round Greetings
Carta Bella Winter Market 6×6
Blue, White black cardstock
Black ink
Other: Enamel dots, retired spellbinders snowflake

Designer Paper Cards and a Paper Sale

Kaisercraft Paper is on sale at Stamp Simply this week. Save 30% from now till July 11th. Be sure to add these Fleur and the Paisley Days pads to your paper collection.

Here are 3 great layouts that you can use with your new 6×6 paper pads. First up Paisley Days.

The floral panel is 3.25 x 4.25 and the Pink Patterned layer is 4 x 5.25.

Here is another Paisley Days.

Each square is 1-7/8 x 2-1/2. The circles are 1-3/4 and 2″.

This card Uses the Fleur paper:

Happy Shopping!


Pretty Poppies

Get Well Tulip

All occasion sentiments set 2

Kaisercraft Fluer and Paisley Days

White, Black, Honey card stock

Black memento ink

Grey silk ribbon


Another Mini Slimline for the July 2021 Spellbinders Small Die of the month. Insert Happy dance here! I am totally loving these dies. This month is called “Decorative Mini Slimline Card Creator”.

There is a die cut sentiment that goes with the set however I decided to go with a sentiment from the clear stamp of the month. Friends really do make the beautiful!!

The flowers are Mini Blooms and Sprigs, quickly becoming a new favorite of mine!!

Like the other Spellbinders clubs, the small die & clear stamp are subscription-style clubs. You can add on other clubs and so much more: Details of how it works HERE


Subscribe and get your Small Die of the Month kit TODAY!!! 

All Available Spellbinders Clubs

Clear Stamp of the Month club

Spellbinders VALUE Clubs (Scroll Down)


The July 2021 Large Die of the Month is here! and it ROCKS!!! and I mean ROCKS! It’s a mini Slim Line layering die set with and envelope and flowers. Its such an awesome value you get sooooooo much!

There are 16 dies included in the Mini Slimline Envelope & Nested Card Creator Die set. This club kit has everything! and since I have very few mini slimline card dies, it’s a perfect addition to my die stash.

If you use a lot of layers from this die like I did you will need extra postage if you mail it. These slimline can get heavy!!

This envelope is more like a thin box. If you make it as I have you definitely have to gift it as its too thick for mailing. You can make a flat envelope just skip using the 2nd score line. (scroll down for the envelope video)

Take a closer look at the card:

Seriously… this was so fun to make. Here is a video that shows you how to make the envelope.

Big sales event at Spellbinders –some great deals at 40% off! A few of my favorites are in this sale: The Truckin’ Through the Seasons Die and the accessory dies too!, Sunday Drive Dies and its fun holiday accessories! and the Plaid Embossing Folder. (must get that back out!) Be sure to check out all 6 pages of sale items!


Subscribe and get your Large Die of the Month kit TODAY!!! 

Clear Stamp Of the month Club

All Available Spellbinders Clubs

Spellbinders VALUE Clubs (Scroll Down)

Baby Girl Onesie Card

Welcoming the New Baby is a wonderful time to send a card. Hopefully one that will be treasured by the parents for years to come! This one is for my husbands co-worker!

This was so easy to do using the Onesie die from Baby Basics Die from Stamp Simply.

Change the paper for shades of Blue and this is a great card to welcome a baby boy.


Welcome Baby Stamps

Welcome Baby Basics Dies

Welcome baby Bundle

Echo Park Cupid & Co 6×6

White, Pink and Red Cardstock

Light pink ink