Sunday, July 18, 2021

Sneak Peek at the NEW July - December Catalog

 Have y'all seen all the Christmas stuff in the craft stores already? This card is pretty much a CASE from the new catalog. The stamp set is called Sparkle of the Season, and of course it has coordinating dies! I chose this set because it's pretty and because it's so versatile. Look closely at the images on the index I created. There are things to decorate the wreaths for Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving and the stars... I'm thinking even the 4th of July. There are three different wreath diecuts and one wreath stamp. The stamp set offers a nice selection of sentiments for the holidays.

This is an index of the stamps and dies in this bundle.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Artistically Inked is an Appropriate Name For Sure!

 This stamp set is such a perfect rendition of the alcohol ink technique. Supplies and links listed for all three card are below, and colors listed under each project.

Polished Pink, Soft Succulent and Pale Papaya Inks. Painted Texture embossing folder.

Old Olive cardstock, Fresh Freesia, Gorgeous Grape and Old Olive inks.

Just Jade cardstock, Pale Papaya, Polished Pink, inks.
Product List

Monday, July 12, 2021

Pretty Pansy

 Pansies are no longer blooming here in Carolina. They are a winter and spring flower for us. Thankfully, I can have pretty pansies to look at any time I like with the Pansy Patch bundle. On this card I used the border dies to create an interesting edge. The coordinating DSP and ribbon add such a nice touch. 

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Card Class

 This card was pretty simple and it turned out to be so elegant looking. We used the adhesive sheets on the back of the gold foil paper before diecutting. That way it becomes a sticker and is so much easier to apply to the DSP. That's it! Gorgeous DSP and a diecut. I meant to stamp the greeting directly on the DSP, but I had an oops, so I stamped on Basic White cardstock and adhered over the oops.


Artistically Inked

Card Stock

Shaded Spruce, Basic White, Gold Foil, Expressions in Ink DSP


Shaded Spruce


Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack


Artistic Dies

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

  2. DSP layer: 4 x 5-1/4

  3. Diecut from Gold Foil 4-1/2 x 1-1/4

  4. Stamp sentiment directly on DSP in Shaded Spruce

This card has a beautiful marbled look using Stampin' Blends alcohol ink markers on vellum and 91% alcohol. By dabbing with a paintbrush you get this striking background. I kicked it up a notch, by adding some Multipurpose glue with a fine tip applicator. Then sat it on top of the gilded leafing flakes in a box and volia! Instant pizzazz:)


Quiet Meadow


A: Misty Moonlight, Soft Seafoam, Balmy Blue, Mint


B: Rich Razzleberry, Highland Heather, Fresh Freesia


Misty Moonlight, Rich Razzleberry

Stampin' Blends:

A: light Night of Navy, dark Old Olive, dark Pretty Peacock

B: dark Rich Razzleberry, dark Highland Heather, dark Rococo Rose, light Lovely Lipstick


Gilded Leafing


Meadow Dies

  1. Misty Moonlight card base: cut 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 score at 4-1/4.

  2. A: Soft Seafoam B: Highland Heather layer: 4 x 5-1/4

  3. Vellum: 4 x 5-1/4 - Begin by applying splotches of color with Stampin' Blends onto vellum cardstock. Cover most of the surface. Use the bullet tip.

  4. Use a paint brush to apply 91% alcohol and not be afraid to be generous in your application. Don't swish it on with the brush, use a daubing/pouncing motion. Allow to dry.

  5. Apply Multipurpose glue with a fine tip applicator following some of the 'veins' in the ink pattern. Place the cardstock upside down in the leafing container, finally rub off the access.

  6. Basic White: 4 x 5-1/4 - Mount the completed vellum piece on white cardstock, then trim all four sides to 3-3/4 x 5.

  7. Meadow Diecuts – leaf and flower

    A: Mint Macaron leaf 2-1/4 x 4-1/4 and Balmy Blue flower 1-1/2 x 4-3/4 B: Rich Razzleberry leaf 2-1/4 x 4-1/4 and Fresh Freesia flower 1-1/2 x 4-3/4

  8. Greeting diecut: A: Balmy Blue B: Highland Heather 1-1/4 x 3-1/4

  9. Basic White inside 4 x 5-1/4

This fun fold card opens like a double door. You need a whole sheet of cardstock, and you'll cut away two sections.


Plentiful Plants

Card Stock

Cinnamon Cider, Basic White, Just Jade, Bloom Where You're Planted DSP


Just Jade, Cinnamon Cider, Bronze Stampin' Blend


Basic Pearl, Stampin' Dimensionals


embossing folder, Perfect Plants dies

  1. Cinnamon Cider card base 8-1/2 x 11

  • on the long side across the top, score @ 5-1/2

  • on the short side across the top, score @ 2-1/8 and 6-3/8

  • with the 8-1/2 side across the top, remove top two side flaps: use trimmer to cut, IT WILL LOOK LIKE A CAPITAL UPSIDE DOWN T. 

  • Use bone folder to burnish the middle flap and side flaps.

  1. Just Jade: (4) pieces 2 x 5-1/4

  2. DSP brick pattern: 4 x 5-1/4

  3. DSP plant pattern: (4) 1-7/8 x 5-1/8

  4. Basic White for front flap 3 x 4 embossed

  5. Basic White for front sentiment: 5/8 x 3-1/2 flag ends after stamping

  6. Basic White for the inside: 4 x 5-1/4

  7. Use dies to cut pot and plant from DSP

  8. Very Vanilla: 3-1/2 x 1-1/2 plant hanger die

  9. Adhere plant behind pot, and macrame hanger on front. Attach to card with dimensionals