Holly Berry Christmas Card

This Holly Berry Christmas card not only works for two fun challenges, but showcases those great new framelits that you can grab this month! For today's card the challenge is to combine two challenges and the new Stitched Shapes framelits. For this card the stitched oval is layered on a scalloped oval, but you can easily have these stitched layers stand on their own.

holly berry christmas card

You've seen this stamp set a lot. The first thing that's wonderful about it is the builder punch that coordinates with it. The second feature are the layering stamps – and they are very forgiving. The third feature (and I'm sure there are more) are the images and words included.


This card combines the Fab Friday Sketch challenge and the Global Design

2016-11-30T10:22:26+00:00 November 9th, 2016|Cards, Christmas|0 Comments

Give Thanks DIY Greeting Card

I love that we pause between Halloween, Hanukkah and Christmas to give thanks.  This year I'm sending Thanksgiving cards.  I have a lot to be thankful for at the crazy time we live in and I want to share that with the people I care the most about.  Ok, pick your jaw up, I know I'm in the card making business, but sometimes after you make the card, take the pictures and write about it you're just done.  Time to move on and you forget the joy that comes in writing the note inside and sending the card.  One of my goals for 2017 is to share more joy.  Have you started thinking about 2017?

give thanks suite season

To create this card I used the Mojo Monday sketch.  I finished the card yesterday, but as those on my email list know,

2016-11-30T09:48:42+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Cards, HOLIDAYS|1 Comment

Pick the Halloween Project Winner Blog Candy Giveaway

Pick my Halloween Project Winner for Ink Stamp and Scrap!  Below are my favorite Halloween projects of 2016.  Pick your favorite and leave a comment.  Check back tomorrow morning to see the winner.  Your comment has to have today's date: October 31, 2016 to be eligible to win.

halloween project winner

  1. CARD: Easy Halloween Card You Can Mass Produce
  2. Mini Treat Bag for Halloween
  3. Halloween Vampire DIY Greeting Card
  4. Stampin’ Up! Halloween Scenes and MojoMonday
  5. Herringbone Technique with Stampin’ Up! Washi Tape
  6. Halloween DIY Sour Cream Containers

REMINDER!  Today is the last day for the following:


2016-11-29T18:13:36+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Cards|11 Comments

Super Simple Christmas Card

I made this super simple Christmas card to show you that it's possible.  Sometimes I think we stress out about what our Christmas card should look like instead of just digging in and getting them done.  The point of the handmade card is to do some work and then share it!  Everyone who receives your card will appreciate that you took the time to make it. This card uses one stamp set, one ink pad, one framelit and one color of card stock.

super simple christmas card

I could have used the framelits that bundle with the Santa's Sleigh stamp set, but I wanted to show you making a card with your staple or everyday kind of supplies. Even the banner edge to the greeting was done by hand. I just snipped a little up the middle and then cut the diagonals to

2016-11-29T18:13:36+00:00 October 30th, 2016|Cards, Christmas|0 Comments

Pop and Twist Card Tutorial

Happy Saturday – thought this was a great time to share my Pop and Twist Card Tutorial with you!  This was one of the projects at our last Online Workshop.  We will be getting together at our next Online Workshop on Thursday, November 3 at 7:00PM ET.  You will be able to watch it from Facebook, but I'm trying out some new technology so stay tuned for where to find the link to the event.  Be sure to like my Facebook page to keep up with the latest on this event.

pop and twist card tutorial

Lot's of steps and lots of pieces put this card together.  If you'd like a printout of all this information Join My Email List as I'm including this listing with my next email going out Tuesday, November 1 at 1PM ET.  For today (and whenever

2016-11-29T18:13:36+00:00 October 29th, 2016|BIRTHDAY, Cards, Videos|0 Comments

Holly Berry Happiness Christmas Card

What do you think of my Holly Berry Happiness Christmas card? Over the next few weeks you will see lots of Christmas and Holiday cards that only use one stamp set. I may grab the Suite Seasons's or a background stamp on occasion, but my goal is to keep it to one stamp set, one embossing folder and one pack of designer series paper at the most. This idea will be the theme of my upcoming Online Workshop scheduled for Thursday, November 3 at 7:00ET. I have four new holiday and Christmas cards to share with you. I will demonstrate them with the maximum products, but also show samples of scaled down version. Ok – let's get on with today's Holly Berry Happiness Christmas Card!

holly berry happiness christmas card

You can easily mass produce this card. One thing to consider if you

2016-11-29T18:13:37+00:00 October 28th, 2016|Cards, Christmas|0 Comments

Candy Cane Lane Gift Bags

These cute Candy Cane Lane Gift Bags are a snap to make!  Just combine the Stampin' Up! Gift Bag Punch Board with the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper and you're all set!  Did you remember that the Candy Cane Designer Series Paper is part of the “Buy Three Get One Free Sale“?  Check out this page if you want to look at more details about this special.

candy cane lane gift bags

I found that the Real Red Trimmed Ribbon tied into a bow without any troubles.  Just in case you are allergic to bows, you can see the ribbon tied in a square knot on the medium-sized bag.

Here are a few ideas for what to put in the bags:

Tall –

  • Bottle of Wine
  • Infused Oil


  • Large Mason Jar
  • Stack of Rolled Socks
  • Winter Gloves
  • Large Candle


  • Small Mason Jar
2016-11-29T18:13:38+00:00 October 26th, 2016|Cards|0 Comments

DIY Greeting Card with Cookie Cutter Reindeer

Making this DIY greeting card with the Cookie Cutter reindeer is easy with the help of Stampin' Up! punches, dies and coordinating papers.  When I first started using Stampin' Up! products their coordination in both function and color made starting the craft so easy!  I hope you find this too – leave me a comment telling me your favorite thing about using Stampin' Up! products.


Inspiration for this card comes from not only the Mojo Monday Sketch (shown below) but also the theme of the Global Design Project Challenge of a pet or animal themed card.  Cute Clarissa definitely qualifies for the GDP challenge.  Who else is counting the days until Freeform (formerly ABC Family) reveals the 25 Days of Christmas lineup?


“Put on a Happy Face” is a great greeting for

2016-11-29T18:13:38+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Cards|0 Comments

Fall Thank You with Stampin’ Up! Petals & Paisley

This fall thank you with Stampin' Up! Petals & Paisleys Designer Series Paper arrived at customers homes who placed a recent order with me.  My next round of thank you's will be popped in the mail today!  You can look at THIS POST to see what's going in the mail next.  Why did I already post the card that's going out today and I'm just getting to this fall thank you with Stampin' Up! Petals & Paisleys?  Because I'm human and I goofed up the schedule.  But hey – it's Monday!  A new week begins and a new chance to get things right.

Fall Thank You with Stampin' Up! Petals & Paisley

The layered circles with the scallop behind the solid is a look you will see a lot this fall and winter.  I love how the new layered framelits allow for this

2016-11-29T18:13:38+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Cards, THANK YOU|0 Comments

Cable Knit Sweater Folder from Stampin’ Up!

cable knit sweater folder

This new dynamic Cable Knit Sweater Folder from Stampin' Up! is the bomb!  The reason they call it dynamic is because the impression is so thick.  The folder itself is so thick you only need one acrylic pad on the top of the folder to get this great impression.  You also need to spritz your card stock a little for the deepest impression.  When making a card I've been using rubbing alcohol because it dries so fast.  If I was using this for something in a scrapbook, I'd just use water and give it a few minutes to dry.

I embossed not only the Mint Mararon layer of the card, but also the Paisley Prints DSP squares so that it's like a quilt and a blanket.  Since the sentiment was “get well sooner” I wanted a warm and cozy feel

2016-11-29T18:13:39+00:00 October 23rd, 2016|Cards, SYMPATHY & GET WELL|0 Comments
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