Floral Note

Hello Stampers!  

Today I am using the beautiful floral vellum from the Floral Romance DSP. It is just gorgeous. If you haven’t checked out that DSP, you should!


Isn’t this card just so attractive! I love it! Besides this vellum there is also another design which I will need to try out in a new creation. 🙂


I like to make envelope liners and usually forget. I’m using up retired DSP so I can’t tell you what pack the liner came from. Can you imagine using up all of your DSP! I keep trying but as I use some I buy new. Crafters dilema.


The punched out leaves and tiny flowers give the card depth. The oval is popped up with dimensionals. 


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Flourishing Phrases

Ink – Mossy Meadow

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

Accessories – Pearls, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Bird Builder Punch (R), Itty Bitty Flower Punch (R), Mossy Meadow Ribbon




A little tip when using vellum. Put your adhesive where the dark spaces are – for example I put mine behind the leaves. You don’t really need to put adhesive on every side and corner. 

I hope you’ll try making a card with vellum DSP…it is so lovely!

Until my next post…keep on stamping!

Happy Stamping….Donna


Lovely Lattice

Hello Stampers!

Today I have a beautiful card using the stamp set Lovely Lattice. It was a Sale-A-Bration set that is being carried over. It’s such a beautiful stamp!


I don’t usually use Cherry Cobbler and Black but it just worked for this card.


I LOVE our new Blends! They make coloring so easy and they blend perfectly. If you haven’t tried them yet then you must. 



Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Lovely Lattice

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Black

Accessories – Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Corner Rounder, Cherry Cobbler Ribbon, Blends – Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette (R)


I hope you enjoyed seeing this card. I enjoyed making it. I need to create some more cards with that stamp. 

Until my next post…keep on stamping!

Happy Stamping!    Donna

His Grace

Hello Stampers!

Today’s card is for Easter. You still have time to get some Easter cards done so here’s one you might like. 

This is a great stamp set and I love using Highland Heather. 



The set His Grace does it all but I did add the “Happy Easter” with a retired set called Easter Message. 


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – His Grace, Easter Message (R)

Ink – Highland Heather, Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Highland Heather, Whisper White

Accessories – Layering Ovals, Organdy Ribbon (SAB), Markers – Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Highland Heather


I hope you’ll use this set to make some beautiful Easter Cards!

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Until my next post…Happy Stamping!    Donna

Butterfly Birthday

Hello Stampers! Today’s card incorporates the Butterfly Duet Punch which I know won’t be available until April but when you get it (if you don’t already have it) try this card out.


I love using the Botanical Butterfly DSP that was a FREE item from Sale-A-Bration. Great paper!! The Butterfly Gala Stamp Set coordinating with the Butterfly Duet Punch is the best! I CASE’d this card from a fellow demo, Karen Hallam. Of course every time we CASE a card we add our own touches. 🙂

Notice that each butterfly is “popped up” with Stamin’ Dimensionals. The dimensionals give your card depth.


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Butterfly Gala, Better Together

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Botanical Butterfly DSP

Accessories – Butterfly Duet Punch, Stampin’ Blends, Sequins


Here’s a close up.

Sorry it came out a little blurry. When I was prepping it the card was clear and my watermark was blurry…go figure.

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Have a great week and Happy Stamping!    Donna


Birthday Wishes for You

Hello Stampers! Hope all is well with you and you are in good health. Stay warm and dry.

Today’s card is super easy and super quick to create. One stamp, some coloring and DSP and you’ve got it! This also serves as a great masculine card.



See what I mean! I chose a very subtle DSP from Tranquil Textures and used on of the Birthday Wishes For You stamps. I used the Stampin’ Write Markers to color, rounded the corners for a softer look and DONE!



I did use Special Celebrations Stamp Set for the inside sentiment. 


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Birthday Wishes For You, Special Celebrations

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Very Vanilla, Tranquil Textures DSP

Accessories – Corner Rounder Punch, Stampin’ Write Markers


I told you it was quick and easy. Sometimes it’s a good idea to make a quick and easy card. Too many times stampers try to keep adding embellishments etc. to “jazz” up their cards…simple is good too!  🙂

Take care and Happy Stamping!    Donna



Dream Catcher Birthday

Hello dear Stampers!  This is the time of the year when we all dream for warmer weather and sunshine so here’s a card to help you with your dreams.

This card uses a different little fold and a one piece base.


I chose to push the fold closer to the top of the base so that I could use the Chase Your Dreams Framelit at the bottom (dream).



This fold is quite easy:  The base is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″; the folded piece of cardstock is 4 1/4″ x 9 3/4″ scored from each end at 3 1/4″; you fold accordion style on the score marks. The front panel is stamped, inside panel is a piece of DSP and the panel adhered to the base is where you stamp your sentiment. 

We always seem to neglect the masculine cards but this one works very well for all. My daughter LOVES Dream Catchers so I’ll be using this one to make cards for her.



Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Follow Your Dreams

Ink – Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide

Paper – Tranquil Tide, Mint Macaron, Very Vanilla

Accessories – Chase Your Dreams Framelits


I hope you enjoyed seeing this card and the different way of making it and you’ll try it.

Follow Your Dreams!  Happy Stamping!     Donna

Birthday Statement

Hello Stampers! Hope this post finds you all in good health and keeping dry and warm. Crazy weather all over!

Today’s card uses the wonderful Gingham Gala DSP with a great stamp set – Birthday Statements. Basically one stamp, a little coloring and you’re done. I find coloring to be so relaxing. But then…I also enjoy cutting – must be all those years of teaching! 🙂



Isn’t this a nice cheery card! You can do this in any color combination and it will be a hit. I used the Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder on the envelope (difficult to see clearly).



Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Birthday Statements, Special Celebrations

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Whisper White, Grapefruit Grove, Gingham Gala DSP

Accessories – Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Markers – Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight, Pineapple Punch, Pear Pizzaz




This was definitely a fun and easy card to make. You can make these in a variety of colors and have them on hand for those last minute birthdays.


Stay Well and Happy Stamping!    Donna