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.

Valentine Dragons - Workshop January 20, 2018

When I saw the Myths & Magic Stamp Set and matching Framelit Dies it was WOW at the first moment.   I have always enjoyed epic fantasy stories like the Lord of the Rings and have watch dozens of sci-fi shows with magical creatures.   So buying this stamp set was a no-brainer for me.

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Magical Day     12 rubber stamp.   #145854 $30 wood blocks, #145857 $22 rubber stamps


I also thought the 6"x6" Glimmer Paper in iridescent, light green and turquoise was a good compliment for the cards.   Here's the one I used for a Valentine.   Don't you love the fire breathing effect?       At the workshop we made a dragon card which could be a Valentine or Birthday one.   The mermaid is so cute we made one for her.    

Valentine Dragons


  • Stamp Set - Magical Day (#145857)
  • Card Stock - Pear Pizzazz 5 1/2"x4 1/4".   Whisper White 10 1/2"x4", score & fold 5 1/4", and some scrape paper for characters.   Light Green Glimmer Paper.
  • Framelits from Magical Day (#145660)   
  • Big Shot Die cutter and Magnetic Platform 
  • Inks - Stazon Black, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, (for Mermaid - Tempting Turquoise, Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo)
  • Blender Pens 
  • Circle Punch - 2 1/2" 
  • Adhesives - SNAIL double-sided tape, Dimensionals, glue dots
  • Directions - fold the 10 1/2"x4" card stock in half; center and tape it to the 5 1/2"x 4 1/4" Pear Pizzazz card base.   Punch glimmer circle.   Stamp dragon and color it using blender pens.   Die cut using the Big Shot and Magnetic Platform the dragon and using gold foil or gold glimmer paper, but out a few flames.    Add dragon to glimmer paper with Dimensionals and flames with glue dots.   Add a message and stamp some sparkles.    


Happy Birthday Mermaid



Heartfelt Folded Card - Workshop January 20, 2018

The January workshop featured two of the stamp sets from Sale-A-Bration 2018:  Heartfelt Blooms and Lots of Lavender.   The Heartfelt Blooms features a new "patent pending" stamp style which creates a beautiful deep flower stamp.     I like this style so much.    My Stampin' Up! Upline, Linda Bauwin, shared a folded card video with the Heartfelt Bloom set which was so much fun, I shared it at my workshop.    

Heartfelt Folded Card 


  • Stamp Set - Heartfelt Blooms (Sale-A-Bration 2018)
  • Card Stock - Whisper White 4 1/4"x8 1/2" score & fold at 5 1/2", and 3"x8" score & fold at 4", and 2 1/2"x3 1/2".     Berry Burst 4"x 5 1/4", 2 3/4"x3 3/4", and 2 3/4"x4".    Designer Series Paper 2 1/2"x3 3/4". 
  • Ink - Berry Burst
  • Adhesive - SNAIL double-sided tape, Dimensionals 
  • Directions:   See the fold picture below.   Tape the Designer Series Paper (DSP) on the 2 3/4"x4" Berry Burst paper.  Fold the Whisper White card stock so that the fold is on the bottom.  Tape the DSP and Berry Burst piece on front bottom of Whisper White card base.   Open card base and tape the 4"x5 1/4" Berry Burst card stock to the inside.   Fold in half the Whisper White 3"x8" and tape one-side down on the inside Berry Burst.  Stamp image and message on the 2 1/2"x3 1/2" Whisper White card stock; add border Berry Burst piece (2 3/4"x3 3/4") and tape on front of folded 3"x8" Whisper White front.   


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Card in Fresh Fig card stock color


A Thankful Note - Workshop December 16, 2018

Another card we made at this workshop was a Thank You Note.    The December holidays is such a good opportunity to say thank you for the gifts and kindness received.    I returned to my favorite combination of In Colors 2017-2019 of Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst.    Plus it was a chance for me to use a stamp set I really like but have not promoted it at the workshops yet.   It has a curvy, expressive design which I just liked.     Hope you do too.   

A Thankful Note


  • Stamp Set - Falling Flowers and Sheltering Tree
  • Card Stock - Lemon Lime Twist 8 1/2"x5 1/2" score & fold 4 1/4" and 4"x3/4".    Berry Burst 5 1/4"x4".   Whisper White            4 3/4"x 3 1/2".   Daffodil Delight 4"x3/4".   
  • Ink - Berry Burst
  • Glitter Enamel Dots
  • Adhesives - SNAIL db-sided tape
  • Paper Snipes (Scissors)
  • Directions -  Snipe the ends of each Lemon Lime Twist and Daffodil Delight 4"x 3/4" paper strips in a V shape.   Stamp the message on the Lemon Lime Twist banner.   Use the Daffodil Delight as a shading background color.   Stamp the design on the Whisper White card stock in Berry Burst and place it to leave room for the message banner.  Add some Glitter Enamel Dots and layer the message front on the Berry Burst card stock and apply to the Lemon Lime Twist card base.   You are ready to write a Thank You note.   

Falling Flowers   #139556 $20    8 Rubber Stamps 





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.   

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.


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