Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Leaf Prints

 Just before leaving on vacation, I made this card. I really like this stamp set. There's something about leaves that show the veins or are leaf prints that really capture the artistry in nature. There used to be a company in the Pacific Northwest that produced prints from fish, leaves and flowers. Oh how I loved those images! I did leaf and fish prints with my students when teaching science and they loved the art connection.

  • Stamps: Soft Seedlings, Go To Greetings

  • Paper: Bermuda Bay, Starry Sky, Basic White

  • Ink: Starry Sky, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay

  • Embellishments: In Color Matte Decorative Dots

  • Tools: Leaf Falling 3D Embossing Folder, Stamparatus, Sponge Daubers

Friday, August 12, 2022

Leaves, Leaves, Leaves!

 I really love leaves for stamping, and I'm not quite sure just why. I guess it's a nature thing, you know flowers, plants, animals. Anyway I also prefer realism in stamp images and this stamp set fits the bill. In this card I stamped the image on my Stamparatus with Pool Party ink, then applied some Bermuda Bay ink with a Sponge Dauber and finally added some Mossy Meadow. The Stamparatus makes it so easy to add multiple colors to a stamp with Sponge Daubers. After applying the colors, I embossed it with the Timeworn Type folder. The layer behind, is DIY DSP... that is I made my own designer paper with stamped images. I used the White Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon because I can color it any shade I like with a Stampin' Blend, our incredible alcohol ink markers.


Soft Seedlings


Bermuda Bay, Basic White


Mossy Meadow, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Stampin' Blend Marker in Dark Pool Party


White Crinkled Seam Binding, Parakeet Party Metallic Woven Ribbon, 

Opal Rounds


Timeworn Type Embossing Folder, Word Window Punch (retired), 

Classic Label Punch (retired)

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Tanzanite Flower

 This stamp set is one of my favorites. It's classic and so versatile. Here, I've used Orhid Oasis my favorite color! Blue with a hint of purple, Like Tanzanite, my favorite gemstone.


All Measurements in Inches


  • Art Gallery stamp set

  • Floral Gallery dies

  • Artistically Inked stamp set (leaf and dots stamps)

  • Inks: Orchid Oasis, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Memento Tuxedo Black

  • Cardstocks: Orchid Oasis, Crumb Cake, Basic White, Vellum

  • Linen Thread

  • Stampin' Dimensionals

  • Glue Dots

  • Incolor Opal Rounds

  • Parisian Embossing Folder (retired)


  • Crumb Cake card base 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 scored at 4-1/4

  • Orchid Oasis 4-1/8 x 5-3/8

  • Basic White 4 x 5-1/4

  • Basic White 5 x 2-3/4 - for stamping flower and leaf/stem

  • Vellum 4 x 5-1/4

  • Crumb Cake 1 x 4 and embossed with Parisian embossing folder

  • Orchid Oasis 4 x 5-1/4 for inside Panel

  • Basic White 3-3/4 x 5 for inside Panel

  • Crumb Cake 1 x 4 and embossed with Parisian embossing folder for bottom inside

  • Orchid Oasis 1/2 x 4 for bottom inside

  • Scrap Basic White 1 x 3 - for greeting

Assemble Card:

  1. Adhere 4-1/8 x 5-3/8 Orchid Oasis panel to card front

  2. Use Parisian Embossing Folder on 4 x 5-1/4 Vellum and on both 1 x 4 pieces of Crumb Cake.

  3. Basic White 4 x 5-1/4 – Create your own DSP by randomly stamping the large flower in Orchid Oasis ink. Stamp off (second generation) when using the background flower, then 1st generation when stamping the detail flower on top.

  4. Amongst the flowers, stamp the leaf from Artistically Inked in Pear Pizzazz ink, both 1st and 2nd generation.

  5. To complete your DSP, stamp the dots from Artistically Inked in Crumb Cake a few random places around the paper.

  6. Using Glue Dots, adhere the embossed Vellum on top of the DSP layer you created. Then adhere on top of the Orchid Oasis layer on the card front.

  7. Adhere the embossed 1 x 4 Crumb Cake strip in the middle of the card front.

  8. Stamp Happy Birthday in Black ink on scrap white and diecut with rectangle scallopy shape. Adhere to the right side of the Crumb Cake strip.

  9. Stamp Flower in Orchid Oasis ink 5 x 2-3/4 Basic White. Background flower in 2nd generation and the detail flower in 1st generation. Stamp leaf/stem in Pear Pizzazz ink, then diecut both pieces.

  10. Stamp Happy Birthday in Black ink on 1 x 3 Basic White then diecut.

  11. Adhere flower to the middle left of the card front. Use Dimensionals for the flower.

  12. Tie bow with Linen Twine and attach with Glue Dot to the stem of the flower.

  13. Adhere a few Opal Rounds to complete the card front.

  14. Adhere the 4 x 5-1/4 Orchid Oasis for inside panel on the inside.

  15. Adhere the 3-3/4 x 5 Basic White on top of the Orchid layer of the inside.

  16. Adhere the other 1 x 4 embossed Crumb Cake piece to the bottom the inside.

  17. Use the smallest flower to stamp in Orchid Oasis ink on the 1/2 x 4 Orchid Oasis cardstock to make a decorative paper to adhere to the top portion of the embossed Crumb Cake Layer.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Christmas Door

This fun fold card will be for my niece and her family at Christmas. It was a bit time consuming, but soooo worth it. Don't you think? 

I used the Leaves of Holly Bundle, and coordinating papers and inks. 

Thanks to Sue Campfield for translating the measurements for this card to the Imperial System we use in the US. 


Wednesday, August 3, 2022

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Tuesday, August 2, 2022

August Card Ministry

 We made some cards for the church staff, discussed restaurants, and had fun today! Below are three cards we made and I can just imagine the reactions of the people who receive them. We've had such wonderful feedback from members of the congregation who get handmade cards. And you know it's a God Thing when a retired Coast Guard Officer gets one with a nautical theme. His wife said he had it on the mantle for the longest time! We are truely blessed to be able to share this gift with others. I've got some cardstock in retired colors that we used this time (Misty Moonlight and Bumblebee) these designs would work with other colors as well.


  • Cup of Tea Bundle

  • Approaching Perfection stamp set

  • Tea Boutique DSP 4 x 5-1/4

  • Tea Boutique DSP 2 x 2-3/4 for tea cup diecut

  • Inks: Orchid Oasis, Fresh Freesia, Garden Green, Crushed Curry

  • Purple Posy card base 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 score @ 4-1/4

  • 4-1/8 x 2-7/8 Orchid Oasis cardstock

  • 2-3/4 x 4 Basic White cardstock for stamping greenery

  • 1-1/4 x 1-1/2 Basic White cardtstock diecut teabag

  • 2 x 2-3/4 Basic White for stamping flowers

  • 2-1/2 x 2-1/4 Crushed curry cardstock with embossed Happy Birthday

  • Washi Label Punch

  • Stampin' Pierce Mat

  • Glue Dots


  1. Fold Purple Posy card base and reinforce score with bone folder.

  2. Adhere DSP to card front.

  3. Adhere 4-1/8 x 2-7/8 Orchid Oasis cardstock on top of DSP.

  4. Punch out greeting on Crushed Curry cardstock with Washi Label punch and adhere to top right of 2-3/4 x Basic White cardstock.

  5. Stamp greenery on 2-3/4 x Basic White cardstock just below the punched greeting.

  6. Stamp two clusters of flowers on 2 x 2-3/4 Basic White cardstock, one cluster in Fresh Freesia and the other in Orchid Oasis, then diecut.

  7. Glue 5 diecut flowers on top of the stamped greenery, some of each color.

  8. Diecut the tea cup from 2 x 2-3/4 Orchid print DSP.

  9. Diecut larger teabag from 1-1/4 x 1-1/2 Basic White cardstock, then stamp enjoy on it with Orchid Oasis ink.

  10. Place a glue dot inside the diecut cup at the top, then attach the string to it. Adhere tea cup just below the flowers leaving string hanging out.

  11. Place a glue dot on the back of the teabag diecut, place over string on the cup.

  12. On the inside, stamp the tea cup with leaf in Fresh Freesia ink and the sentiment in Orchid Oasis ink.


  • Wildlife Wonder stamp set

  • Itty Bitty Birthdays

  • Misty Moonlight card base 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 score @ 4-1/4

  • New Horizons DSP 4 x 5-1/4

  • Gray Granite 2-1/8 x 2-7/8

  • Misty Moonlight 2-1/4 x 3

  • Layering Designs Vellum 1-3/4 x 5-1/4

  • Inks: Basic Gray, Misty Moonlight

  • Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. Fold Misty Moonlight card base and reinforce score with bone folder.

  2. Adhere the 4 x 5-1/4 DSP to the card front

  3. Adhere the Vellum to the middle/left on top of the DSP, apply glue only to the middle so it won't show through.

  4. Stamp the wolf in Basic Gray ink, on 2-1/8 x 2-7/8 Gray Granite cardstock.

  5. Adhere stamped wolf to 2-1/4 x 3 Misty Moonlight cardstock, then adhere both of those to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

  6. Inside: 4 x 5-1/4 Basic White – stamp bear in Basic Gray ink and sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink.


  • Nature's Harvest bundle

  • In Your Words stamp set

  • Go To Greetings stamp set

  • Ink pads: Early Espresso, Bumblebee, Soft Seafoam

  • Stampin' Blends: Early Espresso, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Crushed Curry

  • Bumble bee cardstock base 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 score @ 4-1/4

  • Early Espresso cardstock: 4 x 5-1/4 

  • Basic White cardstock 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 embossed layer

  • Basic White cardstock 1 x 2-3/4 for greeting

  • Cork Paper 3-7/8 x 1-1/4

  • 2-3/4 x 4 Basic White cardstock for stamping flowers

  • 4 x 5-1/4 Basic White Cardstock for inside card

  • Timeworn Type Embossing Folder

  • Holly Berry Dies

  • Blending Brush


  1. Fold Bumblebee card base in half and score with bone folder.

  2. Adhere 4 x 5-1/4  Early Espresso cardstock to card front.

  3. Emboss 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 Basic White cardstock with embossing folder, then use Blending Brush to apply a very light bit of Soft Seafoam ink on the raised portions.

  4. Adhere embossed layer on top of Espresso layer.

  5. Adhere Cork Paper on embossed layer, towards the bottom.

  6. Stamp birthday greeting in Early Espresso ink on 1 x 1-3/4 Basic White cardstock, then diecut with Holly Berry dies.

  7. Adhere greeting diecut on left side of cork paper.

  8. Stamp flowers in Early Espresso ink on 2-3/4 x 4 Basic White cardstock, then color with Stampin' Blends markers.

  9. Diecut colored flowers and adhere to cardfront.

  10. Adhere 4 x 5-1/4 white cardstock to inside, stamp small flower in Bumblebee ink and sentiment in Early Espresso.