Sunday, July 12, 2020

Drapery Fold Technique Zoom Class

On Saturday, July 18 at 1 p.m. I will be offering this Zoom Class to teach the drapery fold technique inspired by Debbie Henderson. You can purchase the pdf tutorial for $5 (which will be emailed prior to class) and use your own materials to create similar cards. If you would like to participate send me a message.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

My Collection of June's Paper Pumpkin Cards

I rarely purchase more than one Paper Pumpkin kit per month. However I did buy two for June. The Box of Sunshine kit was just too wonderful. From the first box I made the 8 cards just as described, two of each.

From the second box I made a total of 32 cards from that box plus the left over pieces from the first box. I threw in some additional pieces from previous Paper Pumpkin kits I had hanging around and some additional card bases in coordinating colors. Oh yes, I also used some long retired Designer Series Paper because the lemons were perfect with this kit!

Maybe these cards will inspire you to subscribe to the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit. I've been a subscriber for 4+ years now. Each month is different, but all are wonderful. Add a little creativity and you can make awesome cards to give to your friends and family.  Just visit my online store to sign up or visit and choose me as your demonstrator. For $22 a month that includes shipping it is a super value for your time and money. 

Friday, July 10, 2020

More Paper Weaving Cards

Beginner Paper Weaving  glued on a Whisper White layer, accented with a matching color layer, on a Whisper White card base.  Use any punch and birthday greeting you have.

Compare the look between a colored card base on the left and a Whisper White one on the right. Also notice the difference a Basic Black v.s. Whisper White layer to glue the strips on can give.

On these three cards I experimented with a variety of embossing folders. I love the look they give. It is a little tricky due to the fact you have multiple layers of paper going through the Big Shot inside the embossing folder, so you may have to adjust the makeup of your platform and plates.

If you missed my Video on this technique - watch it here

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Paper Weaving Colorfully Technique Video

Do you have paper scraps? If so, then this video is for you! Take a look! Subscribe to my You Tube Channel so you can notified of when my next video goes online!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Bonus Days are BACK!!!

This sweet deal has returned for another year! All you need to do is for every $50 you spend before tax and shipping, you will receive a $5 coupon code emailed to you (don't lose it!) that you can spend between August 4-31.   Just visit my online store tab above and happy shopping!

Deadline for Ordering July Paper Pumpkin Kit is Approaching!

Don't miss out on signing up for July's Paper Pumpkin, it is going to be amazing!  You have until July 10 to sign up. The kit is $22 per month which includes shipping. Visit and I'd be honored to be selected at your demonstrator as you place your order. 

Here's what I know about the kit - It will be 9 postcard style cards and 9 die-cut tea light bags. The coordinating cardstock colors are Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana and Night of Navy. You'll be able to set the mood for a great summer night!

The $10 Add-On card kit will be available through my online store starting July 1.  This add-on will have 24 coordinating card bases and matching envelopes. 

Sneak Peek of August-December 2020 Mini Catalog Cover

TA-DA!  Start thinking Halloween, Thanksgiving, & Christmas! The NEW August-December 2020 Mini Catalog will be LIVE on August 4th. It will be available to view on my Demonstrator Business Web Site -  on that day.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Double Wonder Cards to Make & Share

Do you ever run out of cards to have on hand for that quick need or surprise occasion? The Double Wonder template solves that problem quickly and easily by using what you already have in your stash. The template (below) allows you to make 11 cards quickly. You can stamp your choice of sentiment with whatever stamp you have in your collection. Then embellish however you'd like. You don't have to run to the store and spend big bucks when you can whip up a card with a little love added in.

The cards above use the new Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper which coordinates so great with Just Jade, Pear Pizazz, Garden Green, and Shaded Spruce cardstocks. The labels come from Stitched So Sweetly Dies and Tasteful Labels Dies. The Whisper White ribbon and Shaded Spruce ribbon are retired. The Just Jade 1/4" ribbon is current. The rhinestone bling is also retired.

The cards above used retired Designer Series Paper called Lily Impressions from the spring's Sale-a-Bration offering.  Cardstock used was Pool Party, Gorgeous Grape, Mango Melody, and Petal Pink. The die cut tags are from the same sets mentioned in the top photo.

Special Thanks to Shannon West of the Stampin' Up! Home Office for creating this Double Wonder layout. It was modified by another Stampin' Up! Demonstrator LeeAnn Greff. I appreciate their sharing of this layout.

Have fun being creative!

Monday, June 22, 2020

Original Father's Day Card

Every year since becoming a demonstrator I make my husband's Father's Day card. Here is this years creation. Maybe you can use it as inspiration for a masculine birthday card? The majority of the products are retired, but the new Jar Punch and Mason Jar Shaker Domes were fun to fill with all the loose screws we had in our junk drawer. 

Here's a hint: I glued the entire piece of polka dot paper to a Whisper White piece the same size (4" x 5-1/4"), then I needed to cut across the double layer just below where the woodgrain paper was going, so I could punch out the jar shape easily.  Be sure to take into consideration the margin needed for the adhesive edges of the Mason Jar Shaker Dome prior to punching the jar out. Then I saved the punched out jar and glued it to a 1/4" larger scrap of Whisper White all around. So when I put the jar punch-out back into position after filling the jar with the collected screws, the adhesive portion of the shaker dome had a secure spot to adhere to. I scotch taped the edges of my extra piece to the back of the whisper white original layer. Then I taped the lower piece of Whisper White I had cut off back in place to be ready for the card base. (By doing this the screws wouldn't fall out when I put the Early Espresso card base in place.)

Products Used:

Stamp Set:  Nailed It (retired)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Early Espresso and Whisper White cardstock, Neutrals Designer Series Paper (very retired), Silver Foil, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (retired)
Dies:  Build It (retired)
Tools:  Jar Punch (Order # 152703 $18), Mason Jar Shaker Domes (Order #153100 $6.50 for 10 shaker domes), Stampin' Blends in Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Gray Granite and Smoky Slate, Big Shot.
Adhesives: Dimensional, Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Thanks for visiting. Happy Summer!

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Beginner Brochure - Cute Fruit Stamp Set

Since I LOVE Watermelons, my eye's were attracted to this darling stamp set in the new 2020 Beginner Brochure. Take a peek at the video below.

If you'd like to order this set, you can do so at my online store with the page tab at the top.  Thanks for taking a look!