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Circle of Spring Greetings

Hello my fellow stampers! Hope you all had a good week. Today I have a visit back to the Wonderful Wreath Thinlits and the Circle of Spring Stamp Set. **Note – sorry for the yellowish tint on my photos. I took these outside but in the shade of the house and I’m afraid the beige stucco of the house cast this tint on my photos.

The Flirty Flamingo cardstock is so nice and springy along with the little Pink Pirouette and Tempting Turquoise flowers. The Daffodil Delight centers add another touch of spring. I used Wild Wasabi for the leaves and Old Olive ribbon – they blend together well.

The background was done using the Brick Wall Embossing Folder.

After making a couple more of these, I decided to sponge the wreath with a little Wild Wasabi. I like the white on white but decided the wreath needed to stand out a bit more.

I haven’t finished a card with this sponged wreath yet but I think it will stand out better. Where you see the blank flowers is where the cut out Tempting Turquoise flowers will be “popped up”. I purposely had darker spots rather than all the same color green. Any comments?


Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets – Circle of Spring, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Write Markers (Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi)

Paper – Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo

Accessories – Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Wonderful Wreath Thinlits, Old Olive Striped Organdy Ribbon (R)


Now that I look at the white wreath on white…I’m not sure about the sponging. ūüôā I need to complete a card with the green sponging and then I’ll make a final decision before I complete the rest of the cards. I had quite a few left over from my March classes so I’m finishing them with various greetings – Mother’s Day, Birthday, etc. for my upcoming Craft Fair. This is proof that the more we look at a card the more ideas we can come up with.

Take care, stay healthy and have a great weekend! Until Monday…Happy Stamping!¬†¬† Donna



Lovely As A Tree – Double Flip Card

Hello my dear fellow stampers! Today I am sharing a Thanksgiving card using the Double Flip Fold. I’ll also describe the construction. It’s easy!


Lots of little details…like the Versa Mark leaves in the background and the¬†drops of color on the white.

Then you pull the corner of the square and…


As the card opens the corner flips so it is visible on the inside now. Neat, huh!


Here’s a close up of the leaves. I just took a bunch of markers and kept adding color. I REALLY like the way these leaves turned out.


This is a wonderful fold and can be used for everything!

Double Flip Card

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

To make fold over – make a tic mark at 1/2″ from fold at top; another along right side at 3 3/4″. Using your Stampin’ Trimmer connect the marks and score

Inside Рcolor card stock (I used Pumpkin Pie on this card) 4 x 5 1/4; neutral color (I used Whisper White) 3 3/4 x 5

Outside – color 3 1/2 x 3 1/2; neutral 3 1/4 x 3 1/4

Banner Рcolor 5 1/2 x 3/4; neutral 2 1/2 x 5/8


I used an old favorite stamp set – Lovely As A Tree. Some have asked why it has been around so long…because it is a “go to” stamp set!


Products used:

Stamp Sets РLovely As A Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink – Cajun Craze, Versamark

Paper – Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White

Accessories – Stampin’ Write Markers – Pumpkin Pie, Peekaboo¬†Peach, Always Artichoke, Delightful Dijon, Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze¬†¬†



Get Well Soup

Hi my stamping friends!

You know how we hate to make Get Well and Sympathy cards but they are necessary…so…here’s a very cute and homey type Get Well card.

Get Well Soup 1

I think this stamp, Get Well Soup, is just so cute. I didn’t like the plain bowl so I stamped and cut out that portion from a piece of DSP. Then punched out the heart in black, added the soup (Crushed Curry) and the rim of the bowl (Calypso Coral) and there you have it!

I really like the Calypso Coral with the Black and Very Vanilla.¬† You know how crazy I am about the Curvy Corner Trio Punch…had to use it! (Don’t know why they retired it but maybe if we all beg…they will bring it back!)

There is a nice Get Well sentiment inside from Thoughts & Prayers SS.

Get Well Soup 2

As you can see, I carried the punched corners to the inside.

Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Get Well Soup, Thoughts & Prayers

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Write Markers in Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry

Paper – Calypso Coral, Black, Very Vanilla, Pretty Petals DSP (R)

Accessories – Itty Bitty Accents Punch (R), Curvy Corner Trio Punch (R)

This is a quick and easy card so give it a try. Be sure to check out the next post…a REALLY cool card!

Happy Stamping!

Easter Lamb

It’s that time again when we¬†celebrate¬†Easter. I just had to use this adorable little lamb from the Occasions Catalog.

Easter Lamb 1

I made this card first and since then several others in different color combinations. I made a couple Easter cards in Blushing Bride and Perfect Plum – they came out darling. Then I used that same combo without the “Happy Easter” and made them into baby cards. Be creative with your stamp sets – don’t get stuck on one theme.

Easter Lamb 2

Of course, we always need to decorate the envelope. Wink of Stella Clear was brushed on the lamb to give it a bit of sparkle. The Cajun Craze marker was used for the “hand stitching” around the frame with a bit of sponging also in Cajun Craze. I actually cut the ribbon in half to make it thinner so as not to overwhelm the lamb.¬†


Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Easter Lamb, Botanical Blooms on the envelope

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black, Cajun Craze, Wild Wasabi, Hello Honey

Paper – Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Botanical Gardens DSP

Accessories – Deco Labels Framelits, Stampin’ Write Markers in Wild Wasabi, Cajun Craze & Pink Pirouette, Clear Wink of Stella, Hello Honey Satin Stitched Ribbon


This lamb is just so cute and I’ve had such fun using it on different cards. Please send photos¬†your Easter creations and I’ll post them here on my blog.

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Happy Stamping!

Floweriing Fields Stand-up Card

Stand Up Card Flowering Fields 1

I love this stand up card format and our Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Flowering Fields is light and airy.

Stand Up Card Flowering Fields Close Up

Quick coloring with our Stampin’ Write Markers and you have a lovely design.

Stand Up Card Flowering Fields flat env

This is how the card lays flat for mailing and I added the same images on the envelope.

Rather than my trying to explain how to make this…here’s the video Julie Davison posted.


These are fun to make and I think they are quite unique. We’ll be using a new set from the Occasions Catalog to make one of these next month in class. Speaking of the NEW Occasions Catalog…if you haven’t had a chance to browse…be sure you do (right side bar). There are so many great items in it. Also, this is a great time to place your orders – it’s Sale-A-Bration time! Many customers look forward to Sale-A-Bration every year and stock up. While they do they earn free products. Check out the Sale-A-Bration brochure (right side bar).

If you have a lengthy list of items…consider purchasing the Starter Kit. During Sale-A-Bration you can order $155 worth of product for the usual $99 Starter Kit price. Plus…Free Shipping on your Starter order. You are not obliged in any way to have classes, workshops or even order. That’s how I started…just to get a discount on products! ūüôā I truly love the quality of the Stampin’ Up! products, the Customer Service and I have met so many wonderful demonstrators. I’d love to have you join me or have you take advantage of a great way to get more product for your money.

Until my next post…Happy Stamping!


Watercolor Technique – Clear Block Wash

Card #3 today from my Watercolor Technique Class.

Clear Block Wash Wonderland 1

With this technique you use your Stampin’ Write Markers and Whisper White Cardstock. I used Island Indigo, Pool Party and Soft Sky as my color combo. I just colored across the E block with strips of each color. I then spritzed the block with my Stampin’ Spritzer. Don’t leave it too dry or you won’t get the blending. Press the block onto the Whisper White CS and hold. You need to let the watercolor soak in since this isn’t Watercolor Paper

Clear Block Wash Wonderland 2

I used the NEW Wonderland Stamp Set to make the snowflakes (used Whisper White Craft Stamp Pad), Pine Cone sprigs (Island Indigo) and Lovely As A Tree SS (I must admit…I LOVE this set!) for the tree.

If you don’t like the white around the edges, use smaller paper than the size of the E block. Personally, I think it makes it look more like a true watercolor with the white edges here and there.

Hope you try this technique and let me know how it went…or better yet, send me a photo of your work.

Happy Stamping!

Pillow Top Technique

Pillow Top 1

Got this idea from Sheri Pearson. Visit her site here http://www.inkspirationswithsheri.ca/2015/04/pillow-top-technique.html

I loved the concept and it is so unique. It’s not very difficult either! I used the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set and my Stampin’ Write Markers for the flower. Rather than using Rhinestone Basic Jewels I used Dazzling Details at each intersection.

Pillow Top 2

Since we were making Get Well cards in class I added this to the inside of the card. I LOVE those ferns from the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set!

Well, I managed to place a good sized order yesterday taking advantage of the ability to order from all three catalogs. Now I need to be patient until the UPS man visits me. So, keep checking to see what new stamp sets I ordered because I will be using them in new cards.

Happy Stamping!