Doily Delight

Hello Stampers!  I think I have a card you will enjoy today. 🙂

I really love this new Dear Doily Bundle. There are so many lovely stamps and dies to use.

The new Floral Romance DSP really adds to this set.


I used Mossy Meadow ink and cardstock along with Petal Pink.





Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Dear Doily

Ink – Mossy Meadow

Paper – Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Petal Pink, Floral Romance DSP

Accessories – Doily Builder Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits



Hope you enjoyed today’s card. This winter weather has been crazy all over but good for staying in and making cards!


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Until my next post…stay healthy and keep making cards!    Donna



Butterfly Joy Fold

Hello Stampers!

Today I will show you my version of a Joy Fold Card.

You may have already made a Joy Fold Card because they can be found all over on Pinterest.  I’ll give you my measurements and directions but you can find many videos just in case you want to see the variety.

I have a LOT of photos for this one. 🙂

This looks like a regular size card but part of the front cover is cut off and then a smaller card opening in the opposite direction with a small cut out to hold it closed. That’s basically what it is!



Notice the touch of Organdy Highland Heather Ribbon on the side. (Unfortunately the Organdy Ribbon Pack from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure is out of stock. 😦 )


This shows both cards opened up to see the inside sentiment.



Here’s a close up of the darling little butterfly that holds the front piece closed.


Here are my directions:

Base Card – 8 1/2 x 4 1/4, score at 5 1/2; 3 x 8, score at 4

DSP – 2 3/4 x 4

Inside Whisper White – (2) 2 3/4 x 3 3/4; 5 1/4 x 4 

After scoring I lined up the smaller card folding in the opposite direction in the center of the larger section of the base card – just so I knew how it should go…this is important to remember. 

I used the bubbles (both sizes) from Beauty Abounds to stamp onto the 5 1/4 x 4 Whisper White to make my own DSP.

The little butterfly was stamped using Beauty Abounds and then cutting it out with Butterfly Beauty Thinlits. I put a tiny piece of Stampin’ Dimensionals on the left side of the butterfly so that the flap would still tuck under.


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Beauty Abounds

Ink – Highland Heather, Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Highland Heather, Whisper White, Botanical Butterfly DSP (from Sale-A-Bration)

Accessories – Butterfly Beauty Thinlits, Organdy Ribbon Highland Heather (SAB), Stampin’ Up! Markers


I really hope you try this fold and maybe even this design or your version of it.

Don’t be shy…send me photos of your creations and I’ll post them on my blog and you can be my Guest Stamper!

Take care of yourself, stay healthy and Happy Stamping!     Donna

Meant To Be

Hello Stampers!  Hope you are all in good health. The cold and flu season is still upon us.

Since Valentines Day is approaching I thought I’d share a pretty Valentine Card.

This is such a pretty card made with Lovely Lipstick and Flirty Flamingo cardstock on Soft Sea Foam. The DSP in this card does not have the touches of Soft Sea Foam but in class the participants used another design (from All My Love DSP) that did have some Soft Sea Foam which pulled in the base card. 




I did not center my accent color and DSP but rather moved both to the left and rounded the right hand corners of the DSP. You know I’m partial to rounded corners! 🙂


Here’s a close up to show off the beautiful Be Mine Stitched Framelits. 


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Meant To Be (used for inside sentiment)

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Soft Sea Foam, Flirty Flamingo, Lovely Lipstick, All My Love DSP

Accessories – Be Mine Stitched Framelits


Hope you enjoyed this card and the Meant To Be Bundle is awesome. Those framelits are real winners.

Take care, stay healthy and…Happy Stamping!     Donna



Fun Cards

Hello Stampers!

I have a couple fun cards for you today. I didn’t design these…we had a meeting at my upline’s house and we made these. They are so neat I wanted to share them with you.

This card was designed by Peggy Noe (my upline). 

This card was made using the new Meant To Be Stamp Set and the Be Mine Stitched Framelits. Those gorgeous cut out hearts were made from the Sale-A-Bration Grapefruit Grove Foil Sheets. The solid heart was run through the Big Shot using the Lace Dynamic Embossing Folder after it was cut out.



Isn’t that embossing folder awesome on the foil!


Here’s another card we made – this one designed by fellow demo Robin Daus.

Really cute, huh!  Robin taught us how to do the mirror image…so easy.

The background was embossed with the Dot to Dot Embossing Folder and the frogs from the Sale-A-Bration So Hoppy Together Stamp Set. 


So you now have a couple ideas for making cards using new products from the Occasions Catalog and some freebies from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.

Have fun and Happy Stamping!     Donna

Oval Lock Gate Fold

Hello Stampers!  Hope this post finds you all in good health and warm. Here in San Diego we are having a cold spell (for us) and lots of rain (hooray). The weather is crazy all over. Stay warm and dry and healthy!

Today I have a really neat version of the Gate Fold. I got the idea from Dawn Griffith. We made this card in one of my classes and it was a hit because it is so different.

Here are some photos…

Here is the card semi closed.


Starting to open the card up.


Open all the way to view the inside sentiment.


I love the way this card turned out and it’s so unique.

Here are the measurements:

Base – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 score at 2 1/8 on one side and fold the other side to meet; also one piece 3 x 4 to cut out the oval frame

Whisper White – 4 1/8 x 5 3/8; (2) 2 x 5 3/8; 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 for oval

DSP – (2) 1 3/4 x 5


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Daisy Delight, Southern Serenade

Ink – So Safron, Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, DSP

Accessories – Layering Ovals Framelits, Iridescent Sequins



I hope you’ll try this fold and there are so many beautiful new colors and DSP sheets I know the possibilities are endless.

Enjoy and have fun making this card. Until my next post…Happy Stamping!     Donna

Thank You Tunnel Card

Hello Stampers!

Now is the time to thank all those wonderful people who gave you gifts…so here’s a very cute card you can whip up!








I love this fold and I love the way the leaves turned out. They came from Healing Hugs Stamp Set. The message came from Thankful Thoughts Stamp Set. 

Here are the directions to make this tunnel card:

Base – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 DO NOT SCORE YET at the 4 1/4 (You will want to cut out your oval in the DSP first, line it up on your card base, stamp your sentiment and then you can score your card base.)

Tunnel – DSP – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2  – score both end at 2 1/8 and center fold at 4 1/4 (After you cut out the oval and score, fold on your score lines to make and accordion fold, then ONLY glue the two side flaps to the card base lining up the edges.)

Front – DSP – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2; Solid Color – 1 x 5 1/2 and 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 for the oval; small piece of whisper white for the oval sentiment


You can do so much with this fold…and the many DSP designs. That is what I LOVE about Stampin’ Up! – EVERYTHING coordinates!

Give this easy fold a try…I think you’ll like it as much as I do. Have fun!

Until next time…Happy Stamping!     Donna

Tin Tile Birthday/Thank You

Hello Stampers! Today I have a couple cards using the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder. That folder is FANTASTIC! These cards are quick and easy but they are so brilliant.

Isn’t this so stunning!  I used the Happy Birthday Thinlits. 



It just shimmers and shines!



Here’s the Thank You version. I used the Thank You Thinlits on this one.

I also used the Embossing Folder on the flap of the envelope. It really adds some pizzazz!


I used straight corners on this one and you may have noticed I rounded the corners on the Birthday Card. I think rounded corners softens the look. 

Can you imagine how awesome this embossing folder would look with the Copper Foil!

All you need to make these cards is Whisper White and Black Cardstock, Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder, Happy Birthday Thinlit and Thank You Thinlit.

My wish for you all of you is to have a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!  

Happy Stamping!     Donna