Have you ever heard of the Inlaid Die Cut technique? I like to call it the die cutting puzzle! I have done several times on cards over the last few months but this is my 1st time on a tiny intricate die like this one called the Trefoil Tile & Panel Card Creator.

It was fussy, but SO MUCH FUN! and the result is awesome. First I cut the lattice style die from the February Small die of the Month in black and removed all the little pieces. It was adhered to to the sweet berry cardstock layer.

Then I die cut the same lattice in white, carefully popped out the tiny pieces, a few at a time, and adhered them into place. ( I saved the white die cut for another project). Take a closer look!

The card is finished off with a hot pink foiled glimmer sentiment and some more white die cuts for the small die of the month. This card was definitely a labor of love and I can’t wait to make a few more!

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I have some Spring Fever!

Spring is most welcome here as we are digging out of over a foot of snow mixed with ice!

I went with bright yellow and the Spring/Summer Season Wreath set from Stamp Simply! If Easter is not your thing- Just swap out the sentiment! This one is so simple you could easily make a few in a bunch of colors!

Colored with just a few copics markers. For added details – there are few extra black dots I made with a thin sharpie and some clear Nuvo drops. The Craft Consortium – 6×6 – Bright Blooms paper is full of spring prints and lots of colors of polka dots!

Although I did not use these sets there are plenty of Easter/Scripture choices at Stamp Simply. Check them out HERE.


Seasonal Wreath Spring and Summer

Typewritten Year Round Greetings

Craft Consortium – 6×6 – Bright Blooms

Tim Holtz Tag dies

Memento black ink

Yellow Seam Binding

White cardstock

other: Colored with copics, Clear nuvo drops

Expressions of Spring

There is a new release at Spellbinders called Expressions of Spring. Here in PA we are getting a foot of snow and lots of ice and sleet. Any sign of spring is very welcome!!

I have 3 cards to share using the Glimmer Daisy Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set.

I used Black hot foil for these fun daisies and layered them with 2 daisies for each flower. It is paired with a gold foiled Happy Birthday from a older Glimmer Kit of the Month.

This “Smile Everyday” card also uses Black foil. I hot foiled a bunch of daisies on several colors of yellow die cut them and then designed a few cards.

Next up I paired the daisies with  the Oval Coronet Etched Dies Flourished Fretwork by Becca Feeken. The sentiment is from the Everyday Sentiments II Glimmer Hot Foil Plate.


Glimmer Daisy Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set

Everyday Sentiments II Glimmer Hot Foil Plate

Glimmer Hot Foil Machine

Black Foil, Gold Foil

Oval Coronet Etched Dies Flourished Fretwork 

Remarkable You stamp set

Pretty Plaid Embossing Folder (retired)

Fashion gold

White, Black, shades of Yellow and shades of green cardstock

You are Loved

Stamp Simply has a great set of sentiments that can be used on the inside and outside of your cards. Today’s card features the set Typewritten What You Mean to Me.

I LOVE the  Coffee and Friends paper and added the Tim Holtz wildflower stem die cut in black cardstock.

Check out the full set of Typeset greetings. Sold as a bundle and individually. So many options for the Inside and the outside of your cards!


Typewritten What You Mean to Me
Farmhouse Pierced Nested Hearts dies

Coffee and Friends 6×6 paper

Tim Holtz wildflower Stems

Memento black ink

White, Black, pink cardstock

Pink Nuvo drops

My First Set of Slimline Dies

Slimline cards have been around for ages. I made them when I first started stamping many moons ago. I just added a new Slimline Scallop Die Set to my collection. Here are a few cards I created this past weekend.

There are lots of companies that make a slimline scallop dies for cards, This particular Scallop Frame set is from Simon Says Stamp. First up is my favorite (and most used) Bear with the Largest scallop frame.

All Inside Bear, Bear die, Cloud Die and Tall and Skinny Alphabet are all from Ellen Hutson.

Next up is A Birthday Sloth! You all know I love a good critter and the Avery Elle Peekaboo Pals are so cute. I love the adorable Peekaboo Pals set. This card uses the middle sized scallop in the slimline die set.

The Peekaboo pals set is available from both Ellen Huston and Simon Says Stamp. Just search for Peekaboo Pals! There are quite a few to choose from. The Happy Birthday script die is from Simon Says Stamp.

Next Up is the Birthday elephant. The Happy birthday die for inside one of the scallop dies. The reverse of the die, used on this card is perfect for a Pal to peek over!`

I will have more Peek a Boo pals coming and probably a few more slimlines! Here is a shot of the die.

SHOP: Ellen Huston and Simon Says Stamp.

In Loving Memory

The card you need to have on hand that you really don’t want to make. The Sympathy card.

I cut simple strips of Coffee and Friends paper and added the Tim Holtz wildflower stem die cut in black cardstock.

The last step was stamping the sentiment in black ink and adding pearls. A perfectly clean and simple sympathy card. There are 3 sets in the Sympathy Series. You can purchase them separately or as a bundle.


Sympathy Sentiments

Coffee and Friends 6×6 paper

Tim Holtz wildflower Stems

Memento black ink

White, Black cardstock


Spellbinders JANUARY 2021 CLUB BLOG HOP

Welcome back to another Blog Hop with Spellbinders. We are sharing January 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 Small die of the Month with another gorgeous valentine card:

The gold background was just a little bit busy for my design, so I used it as a layer and it was PERFECT!

This card uses gold, white and a little bit of red cardstock. Perfect colors for Valentines day!

This month the Small die is called “Lovely Card Creator” and coordinates really well with the sentiments in this months Glimmer kit! All Valentine and love themed!


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, January 17th, 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 Laurie Willison And next Up is Marie Heiderscheit 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!!


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Tina Smith
Becky Roberts
Desiree Kuemmerle
Carrie Rhoades
Bibi Cameron
Laurie Willison
Jill Hilliard
Marie Heiderscheit
Jennifer Snyder
Jean Manis
Henriëtte van Mierlo
Annie Williams
Yasmin Diaz
Brenda Noelke
Betty Wright
Melody Rupple
Jenny Colacicco
Dilay Nacar
Hussena Calcuttawala
Mindy Eggen
Virginia Lu
Emily Leiphart


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Elegance in Black and White

Sometimes you just don’t want to color. You want a simple card in black and white! Floral Cluster from Stamp Simply to the rescue!

I made this card 1st in black and white:

The simple black and white paper is Echo Park 6×6 Coffee and Friends. Its pairs will with the black and white stamped image and a touch of sparkle with Wink of Stella.

I did heat emboss the Typewritten Sentiment and cut it with the FishTail banner dies. After I made this card I thought it would be cool to step it up a wee bit with some gray

Same exact card except I added some gray copic coloring on the leaves and the base of the card is dark gray card stock

Hope you Enjoy! Happy Stamping!

A New Sunday Drive

Happy Sunday, Friends! Today I’m creating with the Spellbinders Sunday Sunset Drive Etched Dies from Expressions of Love Collection. You definitely have seen this fun Sunday Drive convertible before! I used it many times. because it is so much fun to create with.

The Sunday Sunset Drive die set is an add-on set for the Sunday Drive set. Perfect for your Valentines or for a wedding or anniversary card. Take a closer look at the couple. There are a bunch of hair and clothes combinations.

The sentiment is part of Expressions of Love Sentiments Etched Dies. A set of four thin metal dies includes the words: forever, yours, love, and you.

If you love die cutting then this is the set for you! I love how all the little pieces come together to form a fun scene! It is super easy to put together and if you don’t have a lot of colored card stock, you could also cut it from white and color it with your markers.

There are Halloween, wedding and Christmas add ons too.

Happy die cutting!


This month’s Glimmer Hot Foil Kit kit from Spellbinders is perfect for all your Valentine’s! It can be used all year round for your Anniversary cards too!

I went with a triple heart combo in red foil. Oh how I love red foil! (part of the kit this month).

I layered with some extra silver mirror cardstock to increase the Glimmer!

The “Calligraphy Hearts” set comes with the 3 hearts shown on my card, plus a heart die. It also has sentiments too and a floral die! This glimmer kit coordinates perfectly with the Small die of the month too!

The Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil kit is a monthly subscription and a great way to build your collection of glimmer plates and foils.

You will need the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil machine to use with this subscription, plus a compatible die cutting machine. (Save 10% when you subscribe!)

Happy Foiling!