File Folder Card

Hello Stampers! Sorry I’ve been slacking on my Blog posts. I’ll try to make it up to you with two posts this week. 🙂

Today I have one of my favorites…a file folder card. 

You use the Envelope Punch Board which is now on Clearance for $12. What a deal! I’ll never part with my Envelope Punch Board! I’ll give you all the measurements and directions.


The insert holds your sentiment or handwritten greeting.


Base – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score in half on long side. Trim off some of the card front (about 3/4″ to 1″) at top.  In my photo I cut off more because I wanted the insert to show. Use Tear and Tape to hold the sides together to form a pocket.

DSP – to cover the front panel and a strip on top of pocket.

Coordinating Cardstock to go with the DSP

Punch Board – line up the left side with the hole and punch, move to 3″ and punch, cut off the paper to the right. Adhere the DSP and trip to match the notch.

The inside measure 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ cardstock, and Very Vanilla or Whisper White measures 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Itty Bitty Greetings

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Very Vanilla, any color cardstock with matching DSP

Accessories – Envelope Punch Board, Very Vanilla Ribbon


Here’s another look at the one I made…


You can actually make this card any number of ways. You can punch tabs on both sides, tab on left, tab on right, and same size for both front and back. This is a fun one to experiment with. 

This card would also be great for sticking in a gift card…think about some Christmas DSP and make some of these. 

I hope you will try out the File Folder Card and let me know how it goes or better yet, send a photo and I’ll  post it on my Blog. 

Until my next post…Happy Stamping!    Donna


Waterfront Friend Card

Hello Stampers! Have you enjoyed browsing through the new Holiday Catalog? I’ve put in 3 orders because I keep finding items I must have. 🙂 You will find the catalog in my last post and also at the side bar. 

I fell in love with the Waterfront stamp set and just had to make a card for one of my classes. So…here it is!

The sky is actually a very light Balmy Blue using some sponging. It’s so easy to get this watercolor effect with these stamps.


You can see the sky a bit better in this shot.


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Waterfront

Ink – Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Balmy Blue, Old Olive, Black

Paper – Sahara Sand, Black, Whisper White

Accessories – Sponge


If you have this stamp set but haven’t used it…do try it. It’s a great set.

I hope you enjoyed seeing this card as much as I enjoyed creating it! Be adventurous…there are so many ways to use this great set.


Until my next post…Happy Stamping!     Donna 🙂

Holiday Catalog

Hello Stampers!  Today is the day the 2019 Holiday Catalog is available for ordering!

Items in this catalog are available from September 4, 2019 to January 2, 2020.

Click Here to view the new catalog.

You will also be able to view the catalog any time on the right hand side bar.



Happy Labor Day

Hello Stampers! Hope you are having a fun day. I have a cute Summer Days card for you today.

I had to use our retired Sheltering Tree Stamp Set for this card…sometimes we just have to dig into the past sets. 🙂


This is a perfect card to celebrate the last days of summer…with a cold drink and a friend!



Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Sheltering Tree (R)

Ink – Garden Green, Blueberry Bushel, Mango Melody

Paper – Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Whisper White

Accessories – Seasonal Layers Dies


Hope you enjoyed this card and until my next post…Happy Stamping!

Bye for now…Donna

Apples for the Teachers

Hello Stampers!  Today I have a quick look at the cards I made for my grandchildren’s teachers. I also made some cute treats for my retired teacher friends when we had our “first day of NOT going to school” brunch.


These are a sneak peek at some new items. I’m loving these new Gathered Leaf Dies…they emboss and cut!  The apple comes from the Harvest Hellos Bundle. Too cute!


I made these treats from the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies…a huge hit! Also used the Come to Gather DSP. Both from the Holiday Catalog.


Only 8 more days and you too can order from the 2019 Holiday Catalog and see it on line. I’ll be posting it on Sept. 4th in my Weekly Newsletter as well as here on my blog. 

Sorry I’m teasing you but these items are just so cute!

Happy Stamping!    Donna

Painted Glass Sympathy

Hello Stampers! I have another sympathy card for you today as I promised.

Today’s second card uses the Painted Glass Stamp Set and Stained Glass Dies. I love this set…I say that a lot don’t I! But seriously…I’ve always loved stained glass and it’s great to be able to create a card with that effect.


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Painted Glass

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Balmy Blue, Whisper White, Black

Accessories – Stained Glass Dies, Stitched Labels Dies, Balmy Blue Ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots EF (R)



Happy Stamping!  Until next time…be safe and stay healthy.    Donna

Floral Essence Sympathy

Hello Stampers!  

Today I have a couple sympathy cards for you. Since I got too busy last week to add a post I thought I’d send you two cards today. 

We usually don’t like to think about sympathy cards but it is a necessity of life. Hope you like these two and hopefully CASE them. 🙂


This card is a bit different since you use a Gate Fold with a bit of a twist. I used the Floral Essence stamp set for these bright flowers. 


As you start to open the card you see that the frame and image open up each on a separate flap.


Now the inside sentiment is being revealed.


There you have the card fully opened up and the full inside sentiment is visible. 


This card may look complicated but it really is quite easy. I hope you will try it. 


The base is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 2 1/8″ on both sides.

Whisper White is 4 x 5 1/4″ – cut out the 4th largest rectangle from the Rectangle Stitched Dies

Frame 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ then the 3rd largest rectangle, skip one to make frame from Rectangle Stitched Dies


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Floral Essence, Itty Bitty Greetings, Kindness and Compassion

Ink – Pear Pizzaz, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody

Paper – Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Whisper White

Accessories – Rectangle Stitched Dies


I hope you enjoyed this card and will make one for yourself! Watch for card #2 in the next post. 

Happy Stamping!