Thinking of You in Swirly Bird

Hello my stamping friends –

I’ve had the Swirly Bird Stamp Set and dies for a while but just haven’t gotten into them too much. I made this card at a class with my upline, Peggy Noe. I liked it so much I thought I’d CASE it for my class.

Thinking of You in Swirly Bird 1 

We did this in Sweet Sugarplum and I’m beginning to think this is my new favorite color. This card is so light, clean and easy (except for all the different colors and stamps).

Thinking of You in Swirly Bird 2

I jazzed it up a bit with some rhinestones.  A little bling adds so much to a card. The inside is a piece of whisper white so that a handwritten message can be added.

Products used:

Stamp Sets – Swirly Bird, Time of Year (Hostess set)

Ink – Sweet Sugarplum, Smokey Slate, Blushing Bride, Wild Wasabi, Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White

Accessories – Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Try this card out. I’m going to get busy and make some more cards with the Swirly Bird stamp set and dies.

Until my next post…Happy Stamping!

Retirement with Love and Affection

Hello, hope this post finds you all in good health. Even though it’s summer so many people have been ill lately. Do take care of yourselves – it’s a real bummer when you are so sick you can’t stamp!

You are probably wondering – “Another Love & Affection card!” – What can I say…it’s a great set. This is the last…I promise!🙂

This is really the same sketch but I changed up the sentiments.

Retirement in Love & Affection 1

I left out some of the greenery and changed the little Calypso Coral flowers to stars in Dapper Denim.

Retirement in Love & Affection 2

From the side you can see how I curled the petals back a bit to make them stand out and of course used Dimensionals to “pop”.

Retirement in Love & Affection 3

Here’s the inside sentiment. The stamp set Wild About Flowers is great for retirement and Congratulations cards.

Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Wild About Flowers, Love & Affection

Ink – Memnto Tuxedo Black, Wild Wasabi, Dapper Denim

Paper – Whisper White, Dapper Denim, DSP (Retired)

Accessories – Candy Dots (Retired)

Next post will be with Swirly Birds – a lovely card CASE’d from my upline, Peggy Noe. I think you will really like it!

Until then…Happy Stamping!

Thinking of You in Love and Affection

I’m really enjoying the Love & Affection stamp set. This card has a bit of fussy cutting but so worth it.

Thinking of You in Love & Affection 2

I used DSP to stamp these flowers – I like the effect. I think the retired Candy Dots also add to this card. I love those dots too bad they are retired. (I still have a nice stash of them!)

I’m also getting a lot of use out of the Duet Banner Punch. Using the two with the larger in a different color really gives the message a punch. (No pun intended.)

The touch of Calypso Coral on those little background flowers really pop. I’m very pleased with how this card came out.

Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Love & Affection, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black, Wild Wasabi, Calypso Coral

Paper – Whisper White, Black, Wild Wasabi, DSP (R)

Accessories – Duet Banner Punch, Candy Dots (R)

Hope you enjoyed my creation.

Happy Stamping!

Sending a Smile in Love and Affection

Here’s a card you can use for almost any occasion. The theme for last months cards was Get Well but I just put a simple phrase on the front and left the inside blank so I can add something later or put a handwritten message inside.

Sending a Smile with Love and Affection 1

Love the screen look from the Touches of Texture Set. It makes a great background.

Sending a Smile with Love and Affection 2

This close up shows how I slightly curved each flower and leaf. Yes, I did do some fussy cutting on this one. I used Melon Mambo with our new Sweet Sugarplum and I love the combination. The Rhinestones and the silver cord from last year add just a touch of sparkle. The new Duet Banner Punch really makes the sentiment stand out.

Products used:

Stamp Sets – Love and Affection, Touches of Texture

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Whisper White, Black, Melon Mambo, Sweet Sugarplum

Accessories – Rhinestones, Silver Cord, Duet Banner Punch

Hope you enjoyed today’s card. I got some great ideas from the friend I was visiting in NC and I hope to show you some soon.

Happy Stamping!

Batman and Ninjas

Hello crafters! Recently my grandson celebrated his 6th birthday. He has been crazy about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for a couple of years but recently he is favoring Batman. I needed to make a card from my husband and I and also one from my mom, his great-grandma, so…I made one of each and he was tickled pink!

Batman 1

Batman is made with the Ovals Collection Thinlits and then I used the Word Window Punch to cut out for his wings. I like the Sparkle Embossing Folder for the background.

Batman 2

It’s so simple but he loved it.

Now here’s the Ninjas…just as easy.

Ninjas 1

This time I used an oval punch and circle punch then used the Word Window Punch to make the scarves. The google eyes are too cute.

Ninjas 2


It’s amazing what you can do with punches and framelits! I have seen so many cute little animals made from the Bundle of Foxy Friends and Fox Builder Punch in the Annual Catalog page 57. Plus there’s an adorable Host set in the Holiday Catalog using both the Owl Builder and Fox Builder Punches.

Gosh…the summer is over for the school children. My grandchildren start back on Monday. Enjoy the last of the summer vacation and…

Happy Stamping!



Blossom Bunch Washi

It’s amazing how cool cards come out with just a few items and a little sparkle.

Blossom Bunch Washi 1

See what I mean. Once again I used some retired DSP and Gold and White Glitter Washi.  Too bad that glitter washi retired…I love it! I also found that pretty gold brad in my stash. As crafters, don’t we all save every scrap and little item – you never know when it will come in handy.

As you are cleaning out and making room for new items…let your mind go and create a card, bag, tag or box with your “leftovers”. It gives you such a great feeling to use those items, make room and create some awesome pieces.

Here’s a close up of that flower…I used 4 layers and didn’t “pop” up each layer.

Blossom Bunch Washi 2

This will make a great note card (now blank) or any occasion once a sentiment is added inside. We really need to have cards like this on hand for any occasion.

Products Used:

Paper – Whisper White, DSP

Accessories – Glitter Washi Tape, Blossom Bunch Punch, Gold Brad

Be Creative!

Next time I’ll share some birthday cards I made for my 6 year old grandson. Be ready for Batman and the Ninja Turtles!

Happy Stamping!

Blossom Bunch Thank You

I’m still here…didn’t leave you.  I had my granddaughter for a week and that little 8 year old kept me hopping. I’m actually getting ready for a little trip to visit a long time friend who has moved to Ashville, NC. I’ll try to get some blog posts together before I leave.🙂

Today I’d like to share a quick, easy and great way to use some retired products. I have so much retired DSP so I decided to start with a piece and go from there. I pulled my other colors from the DSP. I used some old punches and one new one. I think I’ll be using the Blossom Bunch Punch a lot.

I love this sentiment that came in one of the Paper Pumpkin kits. See what you are missing if you don’t get the monthly Paper Pumpkin subscription.🙂

Blossom Bunch Thank You 1

Here’s a close up of just how cute that flower is from the Blossom Bunch.

Blossom Bunch Thank You 2

With some sponging and a little lift from Stampin’ Dimensionals this flower really comes alive. I think I might add a pearl colored with black Sharpie in the center…what do you think?

Products Used:

Stamp Set – Paper Pumpkin

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red

Paper – Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, DSP (R)

Accessories – Real Red Ribbon (R), Blossom Bunch Punch, 2″ Circle Punch, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch

I have another very easy and clean card coming up – again using the Blossom Bunch Punch as the focal point.

Happy Stamping!