Embellishing Tutti-Frutti Cards - Workshop March 17, 2018

The March workshop focused on two stamp sets - the Waterfront (#146386 in the Winter/Spring Occasions Catalog) and the You're Inspiring (#145808 Winter/Spring Occasions Catalog).   Both have a wide range of color application.   We started with taking the colorful Tutti-Fruitt Card set from Sale-A-Bration and gave them a kick up with some string and Whisper White Card Stock.   

Embellishing Tutti-Frutti Cards


  • Stamp Set - Waterfront (#146386 Winter/Spring Occasions Catalog)
  • Card Stock - Turri-Frutti Cards & Envelopes (SAB 2018).   Whisper White 4"x 4 1/4".
  • Thick Baker's Twill or Spring - 25"
  • Inks - Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip
  • Adhesives - SNAIL double-side tape
  • Directions - when putting this lovely picture together, I started with the hills in the upper center of the Whisper White and built the rest of the image around it.    Keep in the mind which message you plan to use and stamp it last where it fits the best. Wrap string or twill about it, tie a bow and tape in on the card base front.   

Treat Yourself - Workshop February 17, 2018

What fun it is to send someone a treat.  In this workshop we learned how to make little paper baskets.   My favorite In=Color combination is the Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist.  

Treat Yourself


  •  Stamp Set - Picture Perfect Birthday (#145519 $17 w/18 stamps)
  • Card Stock - Picture Perfect Birthday 6"x6" Designer Series Paper.  Lemon Lime Twist 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and scrape for message.  Berry Burst 10 1/2"x4".   Shimmery White 4 1/2"x3".
  • Ink - Basic Black
  • Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder
  • Stitched Framelits - oval 
  • Glitter Enamel Dots
  • Adhesives - SNAIL Double-sided tape, Dimensionals, Tear & Tape 
  • Directions - Press emboss the Shimmery White with the Polka Dot Basics folder.   Tape it down on, at a slant, on the Berry Burst card base.  Instructions on fold to make the basket is shown in pictures below.    The handle on the basket is an 1/2" wide and the cut is 1 3/4" long.     Stamp the message and die cut it with the Stitched Framelits small oval.   Apply the message with Dimensionals and the basket with the Tear & Tape adhesive.  









COUNTRY LAVENDER - Workshop February 17, 2018

The Lots of Lavender 2018 Sale-A-Bration stamp set has been a favorite of mine because it features a fragrance herb.   This is a stamp set I will definitely be using long after the SAB is over.   This time I added a little country texture to the lavender bouquet with the Hardwood Stamp Set (#133032 $20 wood block).   I have both the wood and clear block Hardwood Stamp Set.  I most often use the wood stamp set as it is easier to ink and apply on a piece of card stock as well as to pick up a cleaner image.  

Country Lavender 


  • Stamp Set – Lots of Lavender (SAB 2018) and Hardwood (#133032)
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake 5 1/2”x8 1/2” score & fold 4 1/4” and 5 1/4”x4” piece
  • Ink – Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Stazon White, Fresh Fig
  • Baker’s Twine   18-20”
  • Stitched Framelits – oval
  • 3 leaf punch
  • Adhesives – Glue Dots, Dimensionals
  • Directions:   Ink the Hardwood stamp with Stazon White and lay 5 1/4"x4" Crumb Cake on top and press gently and lift up paper off of stamp.   Stamp lavender images along bottom and add Fresh Fig coloring.  Stamp the leaves with the Pear Pizazz ink.   Tie Twine or string around the card stock.    Tape down on card stock base with 6 to 8 Dimensionals.   Stamp message from Heartfelt Blooms SAB stamp set.   Using the Big Shot and Stitched Framelits oval die, cut out message and apply with Dimensionals.   Punch a few Tri-Leaf punch and apply with glue dots.    

EPIC CELEBRATION - Workshop February 17, 2018

The annual Sale-A-Bration once again brought us a variety of stamp sets, paper and flare.   At this workshop we worked on some more stamp sets from the Sale-A-Bration pamphlet.   I like the youthful images although the headsets look a lot like mine!   

Epic Celebration



  • Stamp Set – Epic Celebrations (SAB 2018)
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake 5 1/2”x 9 3/4”, score & fold 2 1/2” and 6 3/4”.
  • Crushed Curry 2 1/2x5 1/2”.   Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper 5 1/2”x3”.   Whisper White 5 1/4”x 2 1/4”.   Emerald Green 3”x3”.
  • Starburst Punch and 1 3/4" Circle Punch 
  • Ink – Basic Black, Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo
  • Blender Pen
  • Adhesives – Double-sideded SNAIL, Dimensionals


  • Directions:  Tape the Designer Series Paper to the bottom half of the card base.   Stamp the Whisper White card stock with shoes and headsets images, one of the left side and the other on the right side.  Using the blender pen, paint in colors on the images from the ink pad platforms.   With scrap Whisper White card stock stamp the EPIC message and punch out with circle punch.   With Emerald Green 3x3" card stock, punch the Starburst punch.   Tape the stamped Whisper White stamped page onto the Crushed Curry and with Dimensionals place message half way and in the middle.    Stamp AWESOME on the inside.

Newsletter - February 2018



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Sale-a-Bration continues and more card stamping ideas.   Let’s make an easy St. Patrick Day Card , and an all occasions cards.   Workshop fee $15 for 6 cards.


Join me for some Green Tea , cards and cookie bags.   Make 5 cards and 1 cookie bag. Workshop fee $15.

Sale-A-Bration 2018

At the January, February, and March workshops we make at least one item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.   This year, like those in the past, the stamp sets are gorgeous and the accessories are practical. Here are two of the items available FREE for every $50 order placed.   If you have been considering buying a Stampin’ Up! item - now is the best time to buy.  

Heartfelt Blooms.   4 stamps available in rubber or wood sets.   Image is richly detailed.  


Simmer Ribbon Pack. Ribbon Colors: Basic Grey (1/4” wide), Bermuda Bay (1/8” wide), Calypso Coral (3/8” wide)