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



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

Quilted Thank You

Hello Stampers…we’ve had lovely weather here in San Diego. Hope you are all well and staying healthy!

You know how much I like the Quilt Builder Framelits…well…they aren’t just for Christmas! Today’s card is a Thank You card highlighting the Quilt Builder Framelits and the Quilt Top Embossing Folder.

I know I’ve been stuck on Night of Navy but I love the combination with Lemon Lime Twist and Marina Mist.



Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Thoughtful Banners, Floral Phrases

Ink – Night of Navy

Paper – Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy, Marina Mist

Accessories – Quilt Builder Framelits, Quilt Top Embossing Folder, Rhinestones, Duet Banner Punch



This card may look complicated but it’s not with the help of the Quilt Builder Framelits…and guess what…both the framelits and the stamp set, Christmas Quilt, are being held over! So…you can still order them. To see what else is being held over check my January 16 or 23 Newsletter for the complete list. If you do not receive my Weekly Newsletter then definitely contact me to get added to my email list. (Contact info. is on the upper right side of this post.)

Hope you enjoyed today’s card and keep checking for other new and exciting creations. 

Happy Stamping!      Donna 🙂

Daisy Field Thank You

Hello stampers!  Today I have a delightful card for you. I made it as a Thank You card but it would be a great Birthday card as well. I love daisies and this combo of the Daisy Delight Stamp Set and Daisy Punch make my day.

I’m pretty sure I was influenced by a card I saw somewhere on line but can’t remember where or who influenced me. This happens to all of us I’m sure…we view so many cards and subconsciously one or more stick in our memory banks. I apologize to the person who originally made this design or something similar.


The inside has a simple sentiment and leaves room for a lovely personal note.




I try to switch it up as to the direction in which a card opens…I think I’m partial to the vertical. 


Stampin’ Up! Products used to make this card:

Stamp Set – Daisy Delight

Ink – Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, Wild Wasabi, Cajun Craze

Paper – Peekaboo Peach, Whisper White, Pool Party, Cajon Craze 

Accessories – 1/2″ Circle Punch, Gold Faceted Gems, Daisy Punch, Corner Rounder Punch


This is a fun card to make and it is quite versatile. Try it out and have some fun stamping time!


I’ll once again highlight my granddaughter’s card making in my next blog. She spent a week with us and LOVES to make cards.

Until next time…Happy Stamping!      Donna 🙂


Alcohol Technique in Blue

Hello dear stampers…today I have a card with a new technique to me.  A fellow demo, Robin Daus, demonstrated it for us at one of our team meetings. I love it! Some of you may already have seen the alcohol background technique but here’s my version.


I used Night of Navy and Soft Sky re-inkers.


Sorry about the poor quality – it was a rainy day and I guess I didn’t focus well. Couldn’t redo it since I’d already sent the card. Oh dear!


Here’s how easy it is to do this and every time you do it…the result is different!

Be sure to use Glossy White Paper

1.  Saturate a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol.

2.  Take two complimentary colors (re-inkers) and put 4 drops (or less if really dark) of the darker color and 5 drops of the lighter color.

3.  Bounce the cotton ball randomly around the glossy white paper close together.

4.  Use an old t-shirt to blot the excess or let dry then shine it a bit.

Tip…use the same cotton ball again and see how different the pattern is.


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Thankful Thoughts, Label Me Pretty

Ink – Night of Navy, Re-Inkers – Night of Navy & Soft Sky

Paper – Whisper White, Night of Navy, Glossy White

Accessories – Marina Mist Ribbon, Pretty Label Punch, Rubbing Alcohol, Cotton Balls


Once you try this technique you will love it. 

Happy Stamping!    Donna