Dear Doily

Hello Stampers!

Today I have a lovely doily card for you. Since I’m way behind in my posts I have a bunch of cards stacked up using newly retired products. You can still get an idea of a layout and use NEW products. 🙂



I love the clean fresh look of this card. Lots of that beautiful Fresh Fig on this one. 




Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Dear Doily

Ink – Black

Paper – Fresh Fig, Whisper White, Fresh Florals DSP

Accessories – Doily Builder Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Stampin’ Write Markers



Stay tuned…I will be posting more often for a bit since I have a backlog of cards to share! Until my next post….Happy Stamping!    Donna


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

Secret Message Card

Hello Stampers! Today I have a really unique card for you. It’s very easy to make but it really has a “wow” feature! I got the idea from fellow stamper Dawn Griffith.


This looks like a normal card with the gate opening but once you open it there are surprises.



Under the flap there are messages.



Now you can see little messages on both sides of the inside of the card.




Now make a tent out of the inside messages and pull the sections apart…



…and you will find more “hidden” messages!



To help you understand this card and get full and easy directions…I’m going to send you to Dawn Griffiths video.




Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Abstract Impressions, Special Celebrations, Bella and Friends, Itty Bitty Greetings, Dragon Dreams

Ink – Mango Melody, So Saffron, Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea Foam, Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Whisper White, Old Olive


Be sure to try this card out…it’s soooo cute!

Until next week…Happy Stamping!     Donna



Cut Out To Be Friends

Hello Stampers!  Today I have a really cute card for you. I used the great stamp set Crafting Forever. Anyone who crafts or knows people who craft love this set. 


This card can be used for any crafter who uses scissors! That would be ALL I think. I stamped the scissors randomly on the front of the card then colored the handles in Pacific Point, added the little border (used some retired DSP), stamped the white circle and punched both out. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to “pop” the circles. I stamped another pair of scissors and did some fussy cutting to cut it out then adhered it to the circles.


Here’s one where I didn’t color the scissor handles and moved the circles to the left. Be creative and change up my idea. 


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Crafting Forever

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black, Pacific Point

Paper – Whisper White, Pacific Point

Accessories – DSP (R), 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, Pacific Point Stampin’ Marker


Hope you enjoyed seeing this cute crafty card!


Until next week…Happy Stamping!     Donna

Tri-Fold Card

Hi Stampers!  Today I have a very versatile card for you. Yes, mine is a Valentine card…better late than never! I should have posted this on Wednesday but life got in the way. 🙂


In class some of the participants made this lovely card into a birthday card…you can put any sentiment you want on it.


Open the first page and find this lovely flourish.


And finally the inside where you can put your sentiment. I left this particular one blank until I need it and then decide what I want inside.

This card may look difficult but really isn’t.

Here are the measurements for this card:

Powder Pink – 6 3/8″ x 5 1/2″, score at 2 1/8″

Whisper White – 8″ x  5 1/4″, score at 4″; (2) 2 1/2″ x 4″

Sahara Sand – (2) 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″

DSP – 2″ x 5 3/8″ and 1/2″ x 5 1/4″

Use the photos to lay out your pieces then stamp and adhere.


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Bloomin’ Love, Flourishing Phrases

Ink – Crumb Cake, Powder Pink

Paper – Powder Pink, Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Fresh Florals DSP

Accessories – Stampin’ Write Markers (Pear Pizzazz, Powder Pink)


This card is really lovely; I hope you will try making one. 

Please try to stay healthy! The flu bug has hit my daughter and her family very hard…all 5 of them are down with the flu (mom, dad, 3 children). Unfortunately one of the girls also has pneumonia! This flu is nothing to fool around with so take care of yourselves.

Happy Stamping!      Donna

Friend Flip Fold Card

Hi Stampers.

Since today is the Fourth of July I’d like to wish you all a Happy Fourth! Shock…I do not have a red, white and blue card for you. 🙂 Instead, I have a little different twist on a greeting card. Got the inspiration from Dawn Griffith. She has so many great ideas so “why invent the wheel”!

Instead of the normal card this one has a single piece of 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and then you build from there.

I used the new In Color – Fresh Fig and the Fresh Florals DSP. Those new In Colors are great.

The Blushing Bride is adhered to the Fresh Fig and then there is a small fold in the DSP which adheres over the Blushing Bride. Whisper White is then centered with the back of the DSP onto the Blushing Bride. It’s quite different and I do like unique folds and cards.


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Bunch of Blossoms

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Fresh Fig, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer, Fresh Florals DSP

Accessories – Laying Circles Framelits, White Satin Ribbon (R), 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 2″ Circle Punch


This is such a fun card to make and I can see it made with all the new In Colors. It would make a great gift set of Thank You cards in a cute little box!  Hmm…just might do that!

Here are the measurements I used:

Fresh Fig – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″;  Blushing Bride – 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″;  Whisper White – 3 1/4″ x 5 1/2″;  DSP – 3 1/4″ x 6″, score on the 3 1/4″ side at

5 9/16″.

I stamped the sentiment on Whisper White and then punched it out with the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch. Punch out a 1 3/4″ circle from Fresh Fig, and a 2″ circle from Silver Glimmer. Glue them together. (Might want to use your Fast Fuse especially on the Glimmer paper.)     Using the 2 1/8″ Circle Framelit cut out a circle in the DSP, then use that die and the 2 1/2″ Scallop die together to make the frame. Glue it together and add the ribbon and you’ve got an awesome card.

Give this card a try and send me a photo…I’ll highlight you as my guest stamper!

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Have a great 4th and Happy Stamping!    Donna