Sunflower Floral Cluster with Video Tutorial

Have you tried the partial die cutting technique? Absolutely perfect for the Floral Cluster from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store!

First the card:

You will not believe how easy this technique is! Check out the Video Tutorial:

The flowers are colored with copics. They are all listed below and in the video. and how fun is that 1/4 inch silk ribbon? So soft and easy to work with.

You can purchase the Floral Cluster by itself or as a bundle with all 4 stamps sets and the die. (links Below)


My Father’s Day card

I sure hope everyone enjoyed their Fathers Day weekend. The card for my husband turned out so adorable!

Of course the inside reads: You are Brewed to Perfection. He loves coffee and we love him.


Donuts and Sprinkles- With Love

Delicious donuts (and unicorns) for the Fun Stampers Journey June Stamp of the Month. I felt like I was in a bakery when making these yummy treats!

Stamp with Jill, FSJ Stamp of the Month- Sprinkled with Love

Donuts are my favorite food! There is a Unicorn in the stamp set too and he’s adorable holding a donut. You should see him in a few days.

Stamp with Jill, FSJ Stamp of the Month- Sprinkled with Love

The Sprinkles are a stamp included in the set, but the icing drizzle I made with Nuvo Drops. And the donut bases are made with distress oxide inks in Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs.

Stamp with Jill, FSJ Stamp of the Month- Sprinkled with Love

White embossing powder and the heat tool finish of the sentiment. The Journey rectangle dies make the Donut box. There is clear window sheet for the box too but its not showing up in the photos.

Stamp with Jill, FSJ Stamp of the Month- Sprinkled with Love

So Yummy I could eat a few! Good thing these are calorie free. At any rate, get your Stamp of the month here.

Floral Cluster- Summer Roses

How fun is this floral cluster? I’m loving the combination of yellow with the gray.

A few yellow and green shades of copic markers makes these yellow flowers so bright. The Tin Pail gray base really makes the yellows pop.

I stamped this image twice and used some of the extra buds as a layer underneath the main focal image. The Thinking of You sentiment is heat embossed with white powder.

This bundle is available as a whole set or you can get each item individually. You can check out the Stamp Simply Blog HERE and see tons more inspiration with this fun release.


Pink Hot Glimmer Foil, Yes Please!

I love how easy the Glimmer Hot Foil machine is to use. It makes simple cards elegant with the touch of shine! Pink foil comes with the June glimmer Kit of the month. I LOVE PINK!

This months Glimmer Kit has pink foil, and these beautiful floral images (plus a stem and leaf) with matching dies. The Ligting makes the shimmer foil look 2-tone.

Do you like the dotted circle image? Did you know you can foil with regular cutting dies? My Journey circles die set has a piercing die to coordinate with the circles and that is how I made the dotted circle behind the flower and the window die cut.

I love that foiled circle so much I used it again. This card has 2 shades of pink foil. The lighter pink comes in this months kit (circle and sentiment) and the darker pink (flowers and stem) you can purchase separately. (all products are liked below)

This picture shows the slight difference in color.

So beautiful!


PA Scribe by Paul Antonio

Spellbinders has a few new fun new glimmer plates and stamps from designer Paul Antonio Scribe. Who is this you ask? Paul Antonio Scribe is a studio of calligraphers, hand-lettering artists and graphic designers from London. Check out the collection at Spellbinders here.

For todays card I am using the stamp– the glimmer plate will come in a few days. I thought this “Hi” stamp was very graffiti style. Where do you often see graffiti? on a brick wall!

For the brick wall, use a sponge dauber cut into a rectangle (see picture), and stamp in Tin Pail ink. The card on the left is a white cardstock and the right has a Tin Pail base for the wall. No fancy tools- just ink the dauber and stamp.

I learned the brink wall technique from one of FSJ’s videos. EASY!!! At this time, the fun Ink Splat stamp is on the retiring list! So if you don’t have one get yours now!

Black embossing powder (heated) ensures that the sentiment pops off the wall.

I did add a little bit extra splatter with my Black licorice sparkle silk. Such a fun card to make. And you can make colorful brick walls, not just gray.


The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store June Release

I am happy to announce that I am a member of the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store’s Design Team. How Exciting!

Today I am sharing my first card using their NEW Floral Cluster Stamp Set -Spring Pansies and die. This is so beautiful and so much fun to color.

A simple white notecard base and a color strip of Kaisercraft Paisley Days designer paper is where I started. I added the Floral Cluster stamped in black ink and colored with some copic markers to match the printed paper.

The Optimist Sugardots stickers were a perfect match to the spring floral and the paper.

This bundle is available as a whole set or you can get each item individually. You can check out the Stamp Simply Blog HERE and see tons more inspiration with this fun release.

Going forward, I will be sharing fun products from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store on Wednesdays.

One Happy Grad

I know you have all been missing the bears! Here is a grad card I made for Carson’s friend who recently graduated from college.

Clean and so simple!!! I can’t wait to ink up a few more bears! In the mean time click here and here for more bear inspiration!


It’s Spellbinders Card Kit Time- June 2019 (8 projects)

Holy cow- it is June 1st! This months Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month is called Super Chill. Absolutely perfect for Summer!

How fun! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this kit!!!! Lemonade is perfect for summer and so are the pastel pinks, blues and yellows in this kit.

Below is the 1st card I made in a few minutes- right out of the box. All I did was trim the designer paper and stamp some fruit on the die cut jar. The die cut shapes from the kit makes cards come together super quick!

This Happy card is 100% from the card kit.

Same for this adorable Ballon puppy card- 100% from the kit. At least I think it’s a puppy and the vellum is so pretty.

Next for the Rainbow card I added a FSJ Cloud embossed layer and a cloud die cut. The sentiment is gold heat embossed.

This adorable Lemonade Card is a vellum sticker from the Kit. The rectangle scallop die cut is the only item not part of the kit. I am always reaching for Fancy Edge Rectangles to make cards, as it is one of my personal favorites.

Meanwhile, here are the next four cards. I should mention that these kits are SUPER fun. All in all I have been getting them now for 8 months and I love every single one.

Balloon Animals -so cute!

These next 2 are because everyone loves pink lemonade.

In any event, this Card Kit comes with dies, sentiments, a 6×6 paper pad, cardstock, envelopes & embellishments. It contains at least 45 pieces and will create up to 10 complete cards! I always get way more than 10!

Sure hope that you enjoy the June Spellbinders Card kit of the month. As you can see, I sure did! SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Lots of fun and lots of perks!


Spellbinders Large Die of the Month for May

As usual it’s the end of the month before I get to share my creations with this die called Layer Cake Sparkles. So worth it!

This months Die is a 3-d cake. It coordinates well with the Celebrate with Cake Dies that I shared in April. This cake fits perfect on the stand from that set.

The gray chevron paper is GinaK and the scallop border is washi tape. It’s hard to see in the picture but the cake is curved.

You can cut the cake with or with out the intricate details. For Carson’s 19th Birthday scrap page below I used coordinating My Minds Eye patterned paper to make the cake. And that sentiment is the truck die add on!!

I love that you can easily line up the detailed inside die to make a background.

A purpled colored flower from the Altenew Perfectly Perfect stamp set and some Nuvo Drops in black complete this clean and simple card.

Finally, I have a vanilla cake with chocolate frosting. I cut some buttercream cardstock just small enough to layer inside the die cut. this ensures the striped paper doesn’t peek through.