Friday, July 27, 2012


One of the gals here at the Summer School saw me stamping with her niece and mentioned how she loved the frogs and the butterflies.  So I decided to make some cards for her.  I decided on simple and easy.  I like how they turned out.  Sorry about the shadow from the window, but these turned out better than the other photos I took of them.

If you click on the pictures, they will get bigger.  Then you can see where I scored above and below the ribbon to give it a pop.  I also used the markers to get the two colors of the butterflies.

Midnight Muse & Gumball Green
(2012-14 In Colors)

Primrose Petals & Raspberry Ripple
(2012-14 In Colors)

Stamp Set:  Papillon Potpourri, Lacy & Lovely (Salutation), Moving Forward (Ronald McDonald House Stamp Set-frog)
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Ink: Primrose Petals & Raspberry Ripple and markers    other card used Midnight Muse & Gumball Green ink & markers
Accessories:  Raspberry Ripple Ribbon and scoring

Next cards I stamped once on the card, then stamped again on a piece of scrap and punched it out and layered it on top of the first stamped image to get a "floating" look.

I also scored 3 lines in front of the Salutation but made them angle off.  To see a closer look, click on the picture.

Gumball Green

Midnight Muse

Stamp Set:  Papillon Potpourri, Lacy & Lovely (Salutation)
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Ink:  Gumball Green & Midnight Muse
Accessories:  Elegant Butterfly Punch, scoring, glue dot and rhinestone


There is a dear friend of mine who is like a sister to me.  I have spent the last 5 summers with her here at the Taft Summer School in Watertown, CT.  I created this card for her because she IS kindness!  I love how this card turned out and I was able to tell her inside the card how blessed I am to know her and how much I care about her.

I hope you like this card too.

Stamp Set:  Kindness Matters
Cardstock:  Midnight Muse, Gumball Green (both In Colors 2012-14) Very Vanilla
Ink:  Midnight Muse & Gumball Green (inks and markers)
Accessories:  Midnight Muse Ribbon, Dimensionals

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Click here to see a tutorial on how to do this from Dawn Olchefske

I saw a card like this on pinterest and just fell in love with it.  And I'm very in love with the new 2012-2014 In Colors too!!!  Can you tell?  So I just had to make a card with each color.  I hope you like them!  And they are tons of fun to make and very, very fast!!!

 Gumball Green

 Primrose Petals


Midnight Muse

Summer Starfruit

Raspberry Ripple


Here are the dimensions for the light cardstock:

2" x 3 1/4"  
3" x 4 1/4"
4" x 5 1/4"

Here are the dimensions for the dark cardstock

2 1/4" x 3 1/2"
3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
5 1/2 x 8 1/.2": (card)

Inside I cut a light cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"

I hope you enjoy making these cards!!!



I am on vacation and thought I packed everything I needed/wanted to make cards this summer.  Evidentally not as I forgot to bring the Labels Collection Framelits!  Oh well, I had to do it the old fashioned way, use my scissors!!!

Stamp:  Apothecary Art, Tiny Tags (background)
Cardstock:  In Colors Gumball Green & Primrose Petals
Ink:  In Colors Gumball Green & Primrose Petals
Accessories:  Dimensionals, Aqua Painter, Basic Pearls and In Color Primrose Petals Ribbon

Monday, July 16, 2012


I was on Pinterest again and found another idea I had to CASE.

The card I cased was from Angela McKay (but I couldn't make out her website)

So here is my rendition of her card.

I used retired Mocha Morning DSP (love it!)

Stamp Set:  Retired Hostess Set Happiest Birthday Wishes (retired)
Ink:  Soft Suede
Cardstock:  DSP Mocha Morning (retired), Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
Accessories:  Decorative Label Punch, sponging, Designer Naturals Button, Linen Thread, dimensionals, glue dots (behind button)


 I found a card on Pinterest using the stamp set special this month called "REASON TO SMILE"  So I decided to CASE it!  (Copy And Share Everything).  

To see the original card inspired by Sarah Wills, go to  

I decided to use the new 2012-2014 In Colors!  

Midnight Muse

Summer Starfruit

Raspberry Ripple

Gumball Green

Primrose Petals

Here is what I used to make these cards:

Stamp Set:  Reason to Smile, Perfect Punches
Cardstock:  2012-2014 In Colors, Whisper White
Ink:  2012-2014 In Colors
Accessories:  2012-2014 In Colors Ribbon, Large Oval Punch, Dimensionals, Basic Pearls

I used the technique called "stamping off" where you ink up the stamp, stamp onto the cardstock, then stamp again without reinking.  You get a dark image then a lighter one.

I added a basic pearl on the "I" of Birthday and added dimensionals to POP up the flower image and greeting.  

Please leave me a comment on what you think or if you have any questions.


During July, you can take advantage of a special opportunity to purchase an exclusive stamp set, available only through this special offer!!  Get the "Reason to Smile" Set - a $20.95 value - for just $5 when you spend $50 on any Stampin' Up! products (before shipping and tax).  There are only two weeks left of this promotion.

Item Numbers:

Reason to Smile, Wood Mount Set (item #131274) $5.00
Reason to Smile, Clear Mount Set (item #131275) $5.00

  • Spend $50 on any current Stampin' Up! products (before sales tax and shipping) to get the exclusive Reason to Smile Set for just $5.  
  • Orders may be placed on any order type (customer, demonstrator, workshop, or online).
  • There is a limit of one (1) set per customer.
  • You will not be automatically prompted to enter the $5 Item Number for a qualifying purchase. Use the item codes from the table above.
  • The Reason to Smile Set is exclusive to this promotion and will not be available after July 31, 2012.
  • Deadlines:
    • Phone: Tuesday, July 31, 2012; 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX and online: Tuesday, July 31, 2012; 11:50 PM (MT)

See the Reason to Smile flyer by clicking here.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

NEW IN COLORS 2012-2014







(inside of card)

Stamp Set:  Papillion Potpourri, Blessings from Heaven
In Colors Cardstock, Ink and Ribbon
Accessories:  mat and piercing tool, glue dot

Sunday, July 1, 2012


Birthday Cards for the kids at The Taft Summer School.

The following 3 girl cards use:

Stamps:  Mixed Bunch, Hostess Happiest Birthday Wishes, Bring on the Cake
Paper:  Whisper White, DSP Summer Smooches
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry, Real Red
Accessories:  Blossom Punch, Dimensionals, 3/4" circle punch, Decorative Label Punch, Rhinestones


The following 3 boys cards use:

Stamps:  Daring Adventure, Notable Ornate, Bring on the Cake, Hostess Happiest Birthday Wishes
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, River rock, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, DSP Natural Composition Specialty
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Early Espresso
Accessories:  Sponges, Designer Buttons Naturals, Linen Thread, Decorative Label Punch, Dimensionals

I hope you get inspired and start creating!!!