Sunday, February 28, 2021

Bouquets All Wrapped Up

 Creating is such fun, and sending handcrafted cards to friends and family is such a treasure. I was drawn to the Wrapped Bouquet bundle at first sight, I think because of the die that creates a newspaper wrap. That 3D touch is just sooooo lovely!

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Curvaceous Cards

 This is the most adaptable, flexible, multifaceted, multitalented, flexible bundle EVER! Did I mention how versatile  it is? LOL I think you get the point. the bundle is called Quite Curvy and I've use some FREE SALE-A-BRATION paper Called Flower and Field and Oh So Ombre

Misty Moonlight, Shaded Spruce, Basic White, Stitched Rectangles Dies

So Saffron, Granny Apple Green, Basic White

Highland Heather, Basic White, Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon

Seaside Spray, Pretty Peacock, Basic White, Smoky Slate, Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon 

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

A Gallery of Flower Art

  Still love using the Art Gallery Suite! It's so easy and quick to work with and you can use so many different color themes. Here are a few to inspire you.

Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Night of Navy, Old Olive

Rococoa Rose, Petal Pink Magenta Madness, Granny  Apple Green

Flirty Flamingo, Petal Pink

Rich Razzleberry, Granny Apple Green, Pretty Peacock, Rococo Rose, Night of Navy

Rich Razzleberry, Rococo Rose, Night of Navy, Old Olive

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

February Fun

 Three Fun Cards for this cold month. Well, actually it's not that cold here in the Carolinas. I have family in the Midwest and Colorado who are FREEZING! 


Quite Curvy

Card Stock

Basic White, Artistry Blooms DSP, Night of Navy and Bermuda Bay, OR Mango Melody and Melon Mambo


Night of Navy, Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Blends Markers


Glitter Enamel Dots


Curvy Dies, Small Daisy Punch

  1. Thick card base: cut 4-1/4 x 11 score @ 5-1/2

  2. Night of Navy or Mango Melody 4 x 5-1/4

  3. DSP 3-3/4 x 5

  4. Basic White 2-1/2 x 5, diecut with Curvy die

  5. Punch daisy from Bermuda Bay or Melon Mambo cardstock

  6. Stamp bird in Tuxedo Black on Basic White cardstock, diecut and color

  7. Adhere the Navy or Mango Melody panel to the card base, then the DSP on top of that. The white curvy layer is last, align it to cover the DSP at the top.

  8. Adhere the flower to the right and the bird on top. The Glitter dot in the flower center. Be creative, you might have other ideas about how to arrange these!

  9. Stamp the inside and envelope with any stamps you have that appeal to you.



Wrapped Bouquet

Card Stock

Pool Party, Basic White, Fine Art Floral DSP, Mossy Meadow, Vellum


Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Blends Markers, Old Olive


Rhinestones, Forever Greenery Trim -Gold twine, or Pool Party Baker's Twine


Wrapped Flowers Dies, Old World 3D embossing folder, Circle Dies

  1. Pool Party card base cut 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 score at 4-1/4

  2. DSP 4 x 5-1/2 layer on top of card base.

  3. Vellum cut with Circle die, then embossed with Old World EF.

  4. Mossy Meadow die cut leaves.

  5. Stamp bouquet in Olive Olive ink and color with Stampin' Blends, then diecut. I have colored this shade of green with yellow, red, purple and pink. They turned out very well!

  6. Stamp newsprint in Tuxedo Black and die cut. Look closely at the score lines the die provided (see photos below). The two long orange lines are folded towards you, and the two blue short lines are folded away from you. Fold both flaps towards the center to close the wrap, the larger flap on the left over top. Color pictures are on my blog.

  7. Insert bouquet into the newspaper wrap and glue. Glue green leaves from the back of the bouquet, then adhere to the Vellum circle.

  8. Turn the vellum circle to the back and apply adhesive ONLY where you see the bouquet from the other side. That way you see any adhesive on the front.

  9. Adhere bouquet/circle assembly to the card front. Add rhinestones and bow.

  10. Stamp the inside and envelope with any stamps you have that appeal to you.


Art Gallery


Basic White, Oh So Ombre` DSP


Granny Apple Green, Rococo Rose & Merry Merlot OR Rich Razzleberry & Blackberry Bliss,


Glitter Enamel Dots


Floral Gallery Dies

  1. Basic White card base: cut 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 score at 4-1/4

  2. Ombre` DSP 2 x 5-1/2. Adhere to the cardbase, leaving a bit of white on the left side.

  3. Stamp flower on Rococo Rose Ombre` DSP using Rococo ink that has been stamped off once for the large flower. Then stamp Rococo ink full strength using the detail flower image over top. Finish with the small detail stamp in Merry Merlot ink, then diecut. If using Rich Razzleberry DSP, follow the same procedure using Razzleberry and Blackberry Bliss inks.

  4. Stamp the leaves in Granny Apple Green ink on the Granny Ombre` DSP, then diecut.

  5. Adhere to card front and embellish with glitter dots.

  6. Stamp greeting in Rococo or Rich Razzleberry ink to coordinate with the paper and ink colors of the flower.

  7. Stamp the inside and envelope with any stamps you have that appeal to you.

Friday, February 5, 2021

Quite Curvy, I Finally got it!

 I have been wanting his bundle for a while and I finally got it. I was right, it is going to be a very versatile purchase! Here are the first three cards I've made with it.

Here are the stamps and dies in the bundle. Just using the dies with other stamp sets, is a game changer!

First Card

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Second Card

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