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March 2017

Luck of Irish Day Card

I don't usually make a St. Patrick's Day Card, because I don't usually celebrate the day.   But where I live, there is an annual parade and if the weather is bright and warm, it brings out a large crowd and a fun filled day begins.  

I've been working on some cards for men and have been using the stamp set Guy Greetings (#137178).   Using the In Color Emerald Envy,  the Designer Series Paper - Playful Palette, Gold Foil Paper, and the hats from Guy Greetings came up with an Irish like card.   I added the gold to the hats with Wink of Stella Gold and drew black bands with a Basic Black marker.    The 3-leaf clover is 3 heart punches turned towards the center. 

Luck of Irish Day 


Guy Greetings (#137178) - 22 stamps; can be purchased with wood, clear-mount rubber or photopolymer.  


Ice Cream Truck Birthday - Workshop February 25, 2017

The Tasty Trucks (Sale-a-Bration #143300) is a cute youth card stamp.   There are several items you can add to the truck and to the whole festive fun scene.   All kids love ice cream, hotdogs and tacos, well, adults do too!   Get this stamp set free with a $50 order before the sale ends on March 31, 2017.    

Ice Cream Truck Birthday



  •  Stamp Set - Tasty Trucks - Sale-a-Bration (#143300)
  • Card Stock - Pumpkin Pie 5 1/2"x8 1/2", score & fold 4 1/4".  Pumpkin Pie Designer Series Paper 4"x4".  Whisper White 3 1/2"x3".   Tempting Turquoise 3 3/4"x3 1/4".  
  • Punches - Duet Banner and 1" Circle 
  • Markers - Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, light green, basic black
  • Directions - stamp the truck on the Whisper White card stock and decorate.  Stamp the message and cupcake on a scrape piece of Whisper White.   Assemble and color in.  

Tasty Trucks - Sale-a-Bration (#143300) - 16 photopolymer stamps 




Beautiful You Brighter - Workshop February 25, 2017

In the January-May 31 Occasions Catalog there is a new girlfriend stamp which is fabulous.   It is encouraging and heartfelt.   This is one of my first uses of the stamp set and first of many cards to be made from this stamp set Beautiful You (#143637)   

Beautiful You Brighter


  • Stamp Set - Beautiful You (#143637)
  • Card Stock - Sweet Sugarplum 5 1/2"x8 1/2", score & fold 4 1/4".  Blushing Bride 3 1/4"x3".   Very Vanilla 2 3/4"x3".  Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack 3"x4".
  • Marker - Sugar Sugarplum Wink of Stella Clear 
  • Directions - stamp the Very Vanilla card stock with dancing image.  Add color to the dress with color filler stamp and light use of marker on hat; don't fill it in completely so that it looks carefree.  Add Wink of Stella to dress top.   Assemble and share with a friend.  

Beautiful You comes in 2 box sets




Inside the Lines Window Card - Workshop February 25, 2017

Besides coloring in the the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper from the 2017 Sale-a-Bration mini-catalog, you can color in a window and make it pop out with color.   A little less work, but a so easy way to add color to your message JUST BECAUSE.   

Inside the Lines Window Card


  • Stamp Set - Tin of Cards (138946)
  • Card Stock - Old Olive 5 1/2"x8 1/2", score & fold 4 1/4".   Basic Black 3 1/2"x4 1/4" and a 4"x4" for scrap.  Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper 3 1/4"x4"
  • Layering Squares Framelits - for window
  • Watercolor Pencils (141709)
  • Blender Pens (102845)
  • Ink - Basic Black 
  • Directions:   with the smallest Layering Squares Framelit, select a portion of the designer series paper Inside the Lines.  Cut out using the Big Shot and the next size larger square with Basic Black card stock.   Add watercolor pencil and blend with Blender Pen.   With double sided tape, place on smaller Basic Black card stock.   Tape the remaining DSP on the larger black card stock and using Dimensionals add the smaller colored square.   



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Be my guest for the first time or bring a friend who has not attended one of my workshops, and receive a Stampin’ Up! gift from me.

Details of my workshops are posted on My Blog – DJ Cards and More.   After the workshop date, see this blog for details on how to make the cards you missed in my workshop.   If you see a card you like but didn’t have time to attend the workshop, I can make it for you at a cost of $3 plus shipping.   Matching envelope included.

All workshops are held at my home. Please call me or email me about attending.

SATURDAY, MARCH 25 AT 1:30P-4:00P   More Sale-a-Bration ideas and Spring is in the air. Three different cards, a total of 6 with envelopes. All occasions and maybe one for Easter. Workshop fee $15.

SATURDAY, APRIL 22 AT 1:30P-4:00P     Make 3 different cards , a total of 6 with envelopes.   All occasions. The 2 cards will be from the Occasions book and 1 card from the Catalog. Workshop fee $15.

SATURDAY, MAY 20 AT 1:30P-4:00P

Spring may start in April, but for me it’s May. Lots of May flowers, graduations, and weddings. Three different cards, a total of 6 with envelopes.   Workshop fee $15.

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January starts with a new Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog.   (January 4, 2017 – May 31, 2017). Lots of easy ideas.

March is the last month for Sale-a-Bration.   For every $50 ordered before March 31 2017, you can select a FREE product from the mini-catalog. I have been stamping with the Avant Garden, SO VERY MUCH (thank you stamp) and Inside The Lines Designer Series Paper for my workshops and my personal cards.   The Card Tin and Pretty Pocket Card Kit make great gifts and I planned to give to friends and family.  


Starting January 4 – March 31, 2017

I can email you a copy of the SALE-A-BRATION brochure (only 2.1 MB PDF) and the new OCCASIONS catalog (only 14.7 MB PDF).   How cool is that!     So let me know .

There will be paper copies available at my workshops.