A Thank You note card set

I made these a while back for a quarter auction I participated in….

A simple layout using up some of my extra Urban Garden designer paper. I made a cute box to go with this but never took a picture of it. (sigh)

Stamps: A little somethin

Paper: Urban garden, baja breeze, basic grey, whisper white

ink: Baja Breeze, basic grey

Accessories: various ribbons, ribbon sliders, 1-3/4″ circle Punch, circle scissors plus

this is the reason I got the puppy. Are these sweeties the cutest ever. I just could not say now to getting one. Zoe is on the right. The 2 on the left now live with my parents. They went for Maxine (she is in the middle) and they fell in love with the lightest one Jack as soon as they saw him!

Thanks a Bunch! swap card

For a swap I joined…anything new in the catalog. Since Damask is so popular right now I thought I would showcase the Raspberry Tart Paper that has the damask pattern on it. Cased from HERE.


Stamps: A little somethin‘ (level 2 hostess)

Paper: Raspberry Tart, Bashful blue, whisper white

Ink: Regal rose, bashful blue

Accessories: Pretties kit, bashful blue taffeta ribbon, eyelet border punch, 1-3/4 circle punch, coluzzle ( my circle scissors plus is on back order)

Sending warm thoughts

I cased this from Nicole Heady’s card HERE

the rectangle scallop is 2 SU square scallops (kraft) layered, then matted with chocolate chip card stock.  I hand drew the outline with a ruler.  

The sentiment is form a retired stamp set- Like it a latte.  One of my all time favs!  the Coffee cup is from the current level 3 hostess set called “hand drawn bundle”

Check out the cute button!!! and the faux stitching. card measures 6.25 x 3.25


Stamps:  Hand drawn bundle, Like it a latte

Paper:  Raspberry Tart, Kraft, chocolate chip, whisper white

Ink:  Chocolate chip

Accessories:  Square scallop punch. markers for coloring, scallop edge punch, kraft corduroy button, chocolate chip taffeta ribbon, white get pen & mat pack for faux stitching, retire kraft small open end envelope 

Best Fishes Birthday

My son Carson turned 9 earlier this month.  This was the card I made for him.  Its funny I have to make the card the night before my kids birthdays.  They always start snooping in my stamp room and asking– did you make my card yet?  HA!

and the inside:  

Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Very Punny (retired SAB), papertreyink sentiment on inside of card.  

Paper: Pacific point, kiwi kiss, Muirfield dsp

Ink:  black, kiwi kiss, Baja Breeze for the water (sponged)

Accessories:  Top Note, Copic markers for coloring. Clear embossing powder (over the fishes)

Bella Blossoms Class recipes & Video Tutorial

I held this class last night at my home. Bella Blossom

To see how I made these cards, check out my VERY 1st and VERY amateur video tutorial. Don’t mind my sarcasm (if you can catch it) and don’t mind the reversed images. I shot this 1st one from my laptop! I am not sure video is my cup of tea…..maybe with some practice! and a video camera would probably help. (I know I am my own WORST critic) Enjoy!


Left: Pink Pirouette, dauber Rose red; Ribbon Pretty in Pink

Right: Tangerine Tango, dauber More Mustard; Ribbon: Pumpkin pie

Left: Rose Red, dauber Bravo burgundy; Ribbon Rose red

Right: Lavender lace, dauber Elegant eggplant; Ribbon: elegant eggplant

Left: Baja Blue, dauber Night if Navy; Ribbon: White

Right: So Saffron, dauber More Mustard; Ribbon: very vanilla

I stamped the small flower on the inside of the card and on the envelope using the same sponge dauber technique. We learned how to do this at Convention last July.

for the rest of the Recipe:

Stamps: Bella Blossoms of course, plus All Holidays

Paper: Stampin’ Up! small note cards with envelopes, whisper white, so saffron, baja breeze card stock & dsp, tangerine tango, rose red, lovely lilac, pretty in pink, old olive

Ink: noted above

Accessories: ribbon to match noted above, ticket corner punch, old olive marker for the stem. accent and elements tin, top note, baja in color ribbon, jumbo eyelet

Black & White bloom

I was going for a simple, elegant black and white card. sometimes these can be sooooooo tricky. I was not going to share this card since I really am not sure I like it. You cant see the glitter in the photo, but this is very sparkly. I am interested in your thoughts….

All Supplies are Stampin‘ Up!


Stamps: Bellas Blossom

Paper: black, white

Ink: black

Accessories, glitter, top note, sponging, black brad

Bellas Blossom Class

CLICK HERE for all the class Details. Stunning in person!

PLEASE NOTE. as of 1/14, the cards will be in a box, not a tin. The skinny tins were the wrong size from SU. I have tins to fill the orders placed until today. My apologies.

Recipe to come after the class!

Do you like cookies?

These are the invites for my holiday cookie exchange. I think they turned out pretty stinking cute using the top note as a tent topper. The inside is printed from the computer. I missed my cookie exchange the past 2 years due to crazy hectic schedules….this year I am so excited I actually got it on the schedule and made the invites!

the base of the card is 4.25 x 9.25 and I adjusted the top note, while adhering, so the card is 5.5 inches tall


Stamps: Deer friend, sentiment is from Papertrey ink

Paper: Kraft, riding hood red, whisper white, Chocolate chip and Holiday Treasures DSP

Ink: chocolate chip

Accessories: top note die, red taffeta ribbon, red stickles, scallop & circle punches

Friendship flowers

I really like these felt flowers from Flower Fusion!  trying to use up some left over designer paper making room for some new!  I cased this card,  I saw a similar one in a recent paper crafts magazine.

All Supplies are Stampin‘ Up!


Stamps:  Wonderful words

Paper:  Old Olive, Summer Picnic, Bali Breeze

Ink: black

Accessories:  Flower Fusion, marker for faux stitching, brads

Not So Much

Edited to add:  I love the card– just not the set.  Wow this post was very negative- shame on ME!!!

Wont miss this one for sure!  Its the Stampin Up! set called So Much….I call it Not So Much. Some love it, I do not.  I do like this card though! I think this is the ONLY card I have made with this set. It was the set that was given at regionals this past year.

All Supplies are Stampin Up! unless noted


Stamps: So Much

Paper: Soft Sky, Purely Pomegranate, white

Ink: Soft Sky, Purely Pomegranate, black

Accessories:  Pomegranate stitched ribbon, Threading water fiskars scallop punch