Snow Flake Note - Workshop December 16, 2017

In Northeast Ohio we have winter.   Sometimes its mild and other times colder than most people can handle for 10 minutes or more.   So far this winter, it is a cold one, single digit temperatures.   Brrr...   So why not just go with the cold and make a snow flake note card.    Winter is the 4th Season of the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set and the snow flake stamp and framelits were perfect to use.   

Snow Flake Note


Inside of Card:


  • Stamp Set - Colorful Seasons
  • Card Stock - Dapper Demin 8 3/4"x4 1/4" score & fold 3 1/4".   Whisper White (2) 3"x4" and (1) 4"x2" and some scrape for snow flakes.    Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper 2 3/4"xa3 3/4" and 1 3/4"x3 3/4".   
  • Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies - 3 snow flakes
  • Ink - Dapper Demin
  • Big Shot 
  • Rhinestones and Clear Faceted Gems
  • Adhesives - SNAIL db-sided tape, and either Tom-Bow glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
  • Directions - Tape the Designer Series Paper pieces onto one 3"x4" and 4"x2" Whisper White card stock.   Apply to card base.  Stamp message on remaining 3"x4" Whisper White piece and off stamp the snow flakes to give them a lighter shade of blue.  Tape it down from the fold of the inside card.     Using the Big Shot, die cut the three (3) snow flakes.   I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen and held the snowflakes in place with soft end of the paper-piercing tool.    Add Rhinestones or Gems to snow flake centers.   

Thankful Card

In November, I designed a card for a workshop group using embossing and framelits techniques.   It was a fun event and just wanted to share this thankful card.   

Thank for You


  • Stamp Set - Painted Harvest #144783) and Colorful Seasons (#143726)
  • Card Stock - Soft Suede 4 1/4"x11" score & fold 5 1/2".   Very Vanilla 5"x3 3/4" (inside) and 3 1/2"x4 1/4" (message).  Basic Black 3"x3".  Copper Foil.   Gold Foil
  • Gold String - 15"
  • Inks - Stazon Black, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede 
  • Seasonal Layers Thinlits (#143751) used the leaves
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits
  • Snail double-sided tape and Dimensionals
  • Woodland Embossing Folder 
  • Big Shot Die Cutter 
  • Directions:    The front portion of the card base is embossed with the Woodland Embossing Folder.   Stamp the front messages and die cut with the square shaped Sitched Shapes Farmelit.    Center and tape to Basic Black card stock and tie around it the gold string and make a bow.   Apply to front card base with Dimensionals.   Stamp a leaf image onto the gold foil.   Use leaf framelits to cut out 1 gold leaf and 2 copper leaves.   Apply to front of card base with Dimensionals.   On the inside stamp the very vanilla with the branch from Colorful Seasons using Soft Suede and stamp on and stamp off the maple leaves with the Cajun Craze.   Add the message from Painted Harvest or leave blank. 

Inside of card:




January 2017 Newsletter



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After the New Year, Stampin’ Up! begins their three (3) month Sale-A-Bration.   This gives every $50 spent a FREE Stampin’ Up! product. I have seen the 2018 Sale-A-Bration offerings and there will be fun! Workshop free $15 for 6 cards.


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 and card and craft making.   Workshop fee TBA.


This paper trimmer continues to be my best buy from Stampin’ Up!  It has held up and delivered smooth straight cuts for 4 years.   I use it for some many projects.   If you need a trimmer or unhappy with the one you got, this should be your next paper cutter.

Stampin’ Trimmer #126889 $30.   Specially designed to make stable and straight cuts.   Full 12” cut or score cards for easy folding. 1 cutting and 1 scoring blade. Extra-wide 6 1/4: cutting base for most projects. 14 1/2” extendable ruler for large projects. Ruler and grid protected by durable plastic cover.   Point on cutting/scoring handle for precise measuring.


Lots of cards with one stamp. Part of the 2018 Sale-a-Bration from Stampin' Up! This set and many others are available for free with a qualifying purchase. Next workshop Saturday, January 20 contact me for your reservation.

Workshop - Every Good Peaceful Wish - October 21, 2017

Every Christmas Card Season, I buy a 2 or 3 new Christmas Stamp Sets.   The Every Good Wish stamp set was a no-brainer choice for me.   I personally used both messages for my own Christmas cards using the Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green colors from the Be Merry Designer Series Paper.   I was able to make 20 cards quickly by combining these two.   How to make the cards were shared at the workshop.   

Every Good Peaceful Wish 


  • Stamp Set - Every Good Wish 
  • Card Stock - Cherry Cobbler 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and 2 3/4"x3 1/4".   Whisper White 4"x10 1/2" score & fold 5 1/4" and 3"x2 1/2".   Be Merry Designer Series Paper 3 3/4"x3 1/2". 
  • Ink - Cherry Cobbler
  • Rhinestones
  • Adhesive - SNAIL double-sided tape, Dimensionals  
  • Directions -  On Whisper White card base, tape the Designer Series Paper on folded left side.   Stamp and mount the message and place on card base with Dimensionals.    Stamp message on inside.   Tape down the Whisper White card base on to the Cherry Cobbler card base.   Add a few Rhinestones.    Make another one!  


Every Good Wish   6 Rubber Stamps  #144862 $25

Vellum Fall Leaves - Workshop - September 9, 2017

I'm getting so many ideas every time I work with the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set.    If you buy only one stamp set from the catalog this year - this is the one to buy.    It covers 4 Seasons and there is so much you can do all year long with it.   I brought the bundled set with stamps and framelits (#145348 $54 w/24 photopolymer stamps and 17 dies) and have made dozens of cards already from it.     This card was also a way to demonstrate the versatility of Vellum Paper.



  • Stamp Set - Colorful Seasons
  • Thinlits Dies - Seasonal Layers
  • Card Stock - Whisper White 8 1/2"x5 1/2" score & fold 4 1/4"; and 4 x 2 1/4.    Vellum 3"x8 1/2".   Gold Foil 4 1/4"x2 1/2".   Wild Wasabi 4 1/2"x2 3/4".   
  • Inks - Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Tranquil Tide, VersaMark 
  • Textured Folder - Woodland
  • Emboss Powder - Gold or Silver
  • Sponge Daubers
  • Adhesives - SNAIL Double-sided tape, Tombow Glue, Dimensionals
  • Big Shot
  • Embossing Heat Tool and Versa Mark Embossing Ink
  • Directions - Start with the Vellum paper and add color (inks) to it using Sponge Daubers.   Take the large leaf stamp and apply VersaMark embossing ink onto Vellum.   Sprinkle with Embossing Powder and heat til shiny.   Using your Big Shot, place leaves on Magnetic Platform and Cutting Pads with the Thinlit die of the large maple leaf and cut out.  Glue the back of the leaves and place on Whisper White card stock.
  • Tape backing layers of gold foil and Wild Wasabi card stock.  On front of card base, press emboss the Woodland Textured Folder.   Apply Dimensionals on back of 3 leaf design and center on card front.  


Colorful Season (24 photopolymer stamps)   #143726 $27

Workshop - Pumpkins - October 21, 2017

For some reason I have always loved pumpkins.   I like their shape, colors, and taste.    I cook pumpkin dishes all year long.   So each October I try to make a pumpkin card.   This one I used for Halloween and Thanksgiving.   I found the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper useful for fall and Christmas.   

Stitched Pumpkins for Halloween



Stitched Pumpkins for Thanksgiving 



  • Stamp Sets - Painted Harvest and last year's Jar of Haunts
  • Card Stock - Old Olive 4"x10 1/2"score & fold 4 1/4" and some scrape paper.  Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper 3 3/4"x4 1/4" and 4"x1 3/4".   Whisper White 4"x3 1/2".  Pumpkin Pie 5 1/2"x8 1/2".   Basic Black 5 1/2"x4 1/4".
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits - Oval
  • Leaf Punch, Big Shot for cutting framelits 
  • Ink - Old Olive, Basic Black
  • Adhesives - Doubled-sidede SNAIL and Dimensionals 
  • Directions:    Cut out 3 Ovals for pumpkins.  Stamp leaves on scrape Old Olive card stock and punch out a few leaves.   With SNAIL put down the Designer Series Paper and Whisper White inside message on Old Olive card base.  Place the 3 ovals to assemble pumpkins with Dimensionals and hang a little pumpkin over the right side edge.   Decorate with stamps and punched leaves.    When Old Olive card base is decorated, secure onto Basic Black card stock.   All done!   
  • 144783G

Painted Harvest   13 photopolymer stamps  #144783 $21 

Workshop - Smiling Leaves - October 21, 2017

I keep experimenting with Watercolor Paper and all the many rich colors you can create from it.   At this workshop we combined the Copper Foil and Copper Embossing Powder,  and the Lemon-Lime Twist In-Color.

Smiling Leaves


  • Stamping Set - Colorful Seasons
  • Card Stock - Lemon=Lime Twist 5 1/2"x8 1/2" score & fold 4 1/4".  Very Vanilla 4 3/4"x3 3/4".  Copper Foil 3 1/2x4 1/2".   Watercolor Paper 3"x4".
  • Ink - Soft Suede, Lemon-Lime Twist
  • Stampin' Spritzers (filled with water) 
  • Emboss Powder - Copper
  • Embossing Heat Tool and Versa Mark Embossing Ink
  • Adhesive - Dimensionals and Fast Fuse 
  • Paper Towel
  • Directions - Start with placing a paper towel down so it can catch access water when you spray the Watercolor Paper.   Place the Watercolor Paper on the paper towel and place several drops of Lemon-Lime Twist Ink and then add water with Stampin' Sprintzer.  You can pick up paper and move water around and dap excess water off with a paper towel.   Set aside to dry.   (We worked on other card making while it dried.)    Take dried Watercolor Paper and with Versa Mark Embossing Ink stamp leaves and message from Colorful Seasons.   Apply Copper Emboss Powder and heat.  Centered Watercolor paper on Copper Foil with Fast Fuse and add Whisper White card stock layer.   Stamp the seedings around edges of card base and add Dimensionals to back of message and place down on card base.   


Colorful Seasons   24 photopolymer stamps   #143726 $27

Christmas Cards 2017

Are you busy making Christmas Cards this season?    I sure am! If you need some ideas, here's the ones I'm working on.   

Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper  - #144621 $11 with 12 sheets.  2 each of 6 double sided designs 12"x12".  Acid free, lignin free.   Basic Black, Whisper White, Old Olive card stock.







Stampin' Up! has the best Designer Series Paper. My favorite this year is the Merry Little Christmas with Whisper White, Basic Black and Old Olive. #144621 $11 (12 sheets, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs, 12"x12". Acid free, lignin free.