Merry Monday: Introducing the Santa’s Workshop Suite

It’s Merry Monday!  For today’s card, I used products from the NEW Santa’s Workshop Suite.  If you like fun, whimsical images and bright colors for the holidays, then you will LOVE this suite!  The whole suite can be found on pages 18-21 of the Holiday Catalog.  Images in this suite contain Santa, Mrs. Claus, jolly elves, candy, bows, trees, snowmen, and more!  It also combines a fabulous array of colors including Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Poppy Parade, Smoky Slate, and Whisper White.  Check out how gorgeous these colors look together:

This card features the new Santa’s Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper!  It has fun, hand drawn designs, and some of them have white flocking on them, so that when you run your hand over it, it has a soft, velvety feel!



On this card, the hats of the elves and the white parts of the presents have the flocking.  It definitely adds a fun, festive touch to this card!  You can see the full assortment of designs in the Santa’s Workshop paper below:



This paper truly has a little bit of everything for Christmas!


Measurements for this card are as follows:
Poppy Parade card stock base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)
Candy Cane DSP background layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches
Elves DSP strip:  2 x 5-1/4 inches
North Pole Seal:  1-3/8 inches in diameter



The sentiment for this card comes from the Signs of Santa stamp set, which is part of the suite as well!  This set is a photopolymer set that contains 18 stamps.  (There is also a coordinating cutting die set that is available as well!)  The sentiment is stamped in black StazOn ink, and was cut using the 1-3/8 inch Scallop Circle Punch.  The card is finished with a couple of wraps of Garden Green Baker’s Twine, as well as a bow!



This card was so much fun to make!  I love the mischievous looks of the elves!  All of the products used to make this card will be available in only TWO DAYS, when the Holiday Catalog goes live for ordering.  I hope you’re as excited for the holiday crafting season as I am!


Thanks for stopping by!


Blended Seasons Congrats Card

My card today was created by my very talented and generous upline, Sarah Wills!  I got this card yesterday, along with some other goodies from her, and it completely made my day!  Sarah makes the most gorgeous cards, and I always love the colors she puts together!  For this card, she used the Blended Seasons stamp set, which is part of the Color Your Season Promotion.  This set, along with coordinating cutting dies, are only available until August 31st or while supplies last.  Here is a peek at the stamp set:

This set is so perfect for year round crafting!  It’s got flowers and leaves for Spring and Summer, leaves and wheat for Autumn, and holly and bells for Christmas/Winter.  For this card, Sarah paired the large floral stamp with the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.  I just love how the flowers look against the grain of the wood!

The main color Sarah used on this card is Calypso Coral.  The image was colored using Stampin’ Blends.  I am assuming that the yellow in the center of the flowers is Daffodil Delight and that the leaves are either Old Olive or Granny Apple Green.  (If I get a definite answer on the green, I will let you know!)  She also added just a pop of black by adding a small piece of black cardstock cut with the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, as well as the stamping the sentiment in black.  I love the contrast of the black against the lighter colors!

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Calypso Coral card base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 5-1/2 inches and folded in half)

Very Vanilla middle layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Wood Textures DSP top layer:  3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

Very Vanilla banner piece:  3/8 x 2 inches

Black punched piece:  1/2 x 1-5/8 inches (approximate)


I just love getting happy mail, and it’s always a happy day when I get mail from Sarah!  I just love this card she created, and may have to make more of these for myself!  Again, if you love this stamp set and bundle, there are only a few days left to get it.  Click HERE to visit the Color Your Season section of the online store to get your set before they’re gone for good!

Have a great weekend!  Thanks for visiting today!


You Make Me Smile with the NEW Country Lane Designer Series Paper

Today’s card was made using a brand new Designer Series Paper called Country Lane, and will be available on September 5th when the Holiday Catalog goes live for ordering!  One of my favorite colors is quite prominent in this paper: Blackberry Bliss.  I just LOVE this color, and was so happy when it returned this year as part of the color revamp!   The pattern featured on this card is a small polka dot pattern that I paired with the Love What You Do and Colorful Seasons stamp sets!

Here’s a peek at the full Country Lane DSP:

Other colors in this paper include Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, and Whisper White.  The paper is only one product in the NEW Country Lane Suite, which features products perfect for fall and Thanksgiving!  It’s got flowers, linen, chicken wire, galvanized metal, and more.  The whole suite has a rustic, country look that you are sure to love!


Measurements for this card are as follows:

Blackberry Bliss card base: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Whisper White background layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

DSP strip:  2-1/4 x 4 inches

Whisper White Stitched Square:  2-5/8 x 2-5/8 inches


This card is also embellished with pearls colored with Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends, which will also be available starting September 5th!

This card was easy to make and the layout can be used for any occasion!  Just switch up your paper, image and sentiment, and you’re good to go!

Thanks for stopping by today!



Another Little Elephant Project

Yesterday, I shared some cupcake toppers made with the Little Elephant Bundle.  It reminded me that I had a really cute card made with the same bundle that I haven’t shared yet.  So I am sharing it today!  I made this card at my friend Sherri Everett’s event in July.  It was one of ten cards I made, and is definitely one of my favorites!  Like yesterday’s project, it features the Little Elephant Bundle, and uses both the stamp set as well as the punch.  It also features the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper!

Colors for this card are Petal Pink, Gray Granite, and Whisper White.  The tag is from the Wood Crate Framelits, and it’s embellished with a tiny bow made with the Silver and Petal Pink Baker’s Twine!


Measurements for this card are as follows:

Thick Whisper White cardstock base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Petal Pink cardstock middle layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

DSP top layer:  3-3/4 x 5 inches

Petal Pink Stitched Circle backing layer:  2-7/16 inches in diameter

Whisper White circle:  2-1/8 inches in diameter

Elephant piece:  1-11/16 x 1-1/16 inch

Gray Granite tag:  3/4 x 1-1/4 inch


I just love this bundle!  I think it’s so cute for babies and kids!  And it’s a perfect match for the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper, as it has pinks, blues, greens, and some neutrals, perfect for any color decor!

I hope you enjoyed today’s project!  Thanks for stopping by!



Abstract Impressions Thank You Card

Today’s card is very similar to a set of cards I made in June for my son’s teachers.  I needed to make some cards for customers, and I really like the way the ones I made in June came out!  So I decided to make more, but just switched up the colors!  My original cards from June can be seen below:


For my card today, I used paper from the Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper, along with stamps and dies from the Abstract Impressions Bundle.  Colors are Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Crushed Curry, and Whisper White!


Measurements for this card are as follows:

Thick Whisper White card base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Crushed Curry middle layer:  3-3/4 x 5 inches

Whisper White top layer:  3-5/8 x 4-7/8 inches

DSP Butterfly: 2-1/4 x 4 inches


This card is super simple to make, but so pretty!  It can easily be made for any occasion, just by switching up the sentiment!

Thanks for visiting today!



Check out the New Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper!

If you think the card in the picture above looks a little shiny, that’s because it IS!  I used a brand new paper from the Holiday Catalog called the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper!  Not only does this paper have absolutely gorgeous colors and designs, all of it is coated with a beautiful, shimmery sheen.  It is absolutely stunning!  You can see the full array of designs in this paper below:

For this card, I used a floral design from the paper along with a birthday sentiment from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set.  I also used the limited time only Stitched Seasons Framelits as well!

Other products used on this card include Shimmery White card stock for the base and sentiment, Soft Sea Foam card stock for the middle layer and some accent leaves, Silver Baker’s Twine, and a new embellishment called the Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets.  I colored the droplets with my Dark Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends marker to add a hint of color before applying them to the card!  Here’s a close up of the sentiment piece and the embellishments.  I hope you can see the hint of green on the droplets.  It’s very, very subtle!


Measurements for this card are as follows:

Shimmery White cardstock base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Soft Sea Foam middle layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

DSP top layer:  3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

Shimmery White sentiment piece:  2-1/4 x 3-1/8 (approximate)

Vellum and Soft Sea Foam leaves: ranges from 1 to 1-1/2 inches wide x 2 inches long (approximate)


This card is so pretty in person!  I wish you could see the shimmer of the paper.  It’s very subtle and not at all glaring!  This paper would make a great accents on cards, tags, scrapbook pages, and so much more!  It will be available September 5th when the Holiday Catalog goes live for customers.  I hope you will check it out!

Please feel free to contact me with questions about this card!  Thanks for visiting!



Merry Monday: A Festive Dashing Deer Christmas Card

I LOVE making Christmas cards!  I get really excited every year when the Holiday Catalog comes out, because we always have so many gorgeous Christmas products…and this year is no different!  I totally fell in love with the Dashing Deer Bundle when I was flipping through this year’s catalog!  The bundle includes the 9 piece Dashing Deer stamp set, as well as the 13 piece Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies.  Both products can also be purchased separately, but purchasing them together as a bundle will save you 10%!

This card also features background paper from the NEW Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This new paper is GORGEOUS!  There are 12 different designs and half of them feature Copper Foil accents.  There are pine sprays, stripes, holly and berries, branches, reindeer, snowflakes, and more.  The full color palette for the paper can be seen below:

The sentiment I used for this card is also from the Dashing Deer stamp set.  The set contains two pairs of sentiments, perfect for the front AND inside of cards!  For my card, I used “Happiest Christmas Wishes” on the front.  The inside sentiment reads “Remembering you this season with warm thoughts and a wish for everything merry.”  Here’s a peek at the inside sentiment:


Measurements for this card are as follows:

Tranquil Tide card base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Whisper White middle layer:  3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

DSP top layer:  3-3/4 x 5 inches

Champagne Foil Deer:  3 x 3-1/2 inches (approximately)

Whisper White sentiment piece:  3/4 x 2-1/2 inches


I am still in process of packing up my Holiday Catalogs for my customers.  They WILL go out this week!  If you are not already on my list, and would like to be, please contact me and I will get one to you as well.  The Dashing Deer Bundle is only one of many, many gorgeous holiday products!  This is one catalog you don’t want to miss!

Thanks for stopping by!



CASE the Catty Day 2 and Merry Mondays!

Welcome to Day 2 of my CASE the catty week!  Before I get to today’s card, I decided that, for at least the next couple of months, I will share Christmas cards only on Mondays.  Now that I got my first order of Holiday Catalog goodies, all I want to make is Christmas cards, but I also want to pace myself and not go overboard, as it’s still summer!  LOL!  So posting them only on Mondays will help keep that in check (hopefully)!  🙂

My card today is based on a sample on page 100 of the catalog:

Believe it or not, my card is based on the bottom card in this picture.  When I first started making it, I had a very different idea in my head of what I wanted the final card to look like.  As I continued to create it and made changes as I went along, it began to look less and less like the original sample!  Other than the plaid backgrounds, there’s not too much left in common between these cards, though I’m still very pleased with how my final card came out!

Most of the products used on this card are from the new Holiday Catalog!  The plaid background paper is from a new DSP called the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper.  The “Christmas” die cut and “Wishes” stamp are from a gorgeous new bundle called the Merry Christmas to All Bundle.  I also used a new trim called the 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim.  Other products include the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Twinkle Builder Punch, which I used to cut out the stars!


Measurements for this card are as follows:

Mossy Meadow card base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Cherry Cobbler middle layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Plaid DSP layer:  3-3/4 x 5 inches

Very Vanilla stitched oval:  3-5/16 x 2-3/8 inches

Christmas die cut:  4-5/8 x 1-1/4 inches

Cherry Cobbler stars:  approximately 1/4 inch



All of the Holiday Catalog products shown on this project will be available beginning September 5th!  I have the new catalogs in hand and will be shipping them out to my customers by the end of this week.  If you would like a copy, and do not already have a demonstrator, please send me your name and address and I will put you on my list!

Thanks for stopping by!  Please check back tomorrow for Day 3’s project!



CASE the Catty Day 1: A Tropical Escape Birthday Card

So I am not sure what has been happening with the weather where I live, but it’s been really crazy!  We have been getting torrential rains on and off for the last couple of weeks.  It’ll get cloudy really quickly, then downpour for 20-30 minutes, then stop and the sun will come back out for a bit.  This has been happening a few times a day for the past few weeks, and it’s very weird for where I live!  Yesterday, it just rained all day, and it rained A LOT.  So much so, that an emergency alert came on my phone about flash flooding!  I don’t know about you, but when the weather is really dreary and yucky, I get very distracted and tired, and I just want to sleep all day. So yesterday, even though I wanted to make some cards to share for this week, I just did not have the desire or energy to try to come up with anything original.  So, I decided to go to the Annual Catalog for inspiration!

So all of the cards I made for this week are CASE’d from the catalog. CASE means “Copy And Share Everything”, and it’s a term that crafters use when heavily borrowing ideas from something made by someone else.  Today’s card was based on a sample on page 44 in the Annual Catalog.  Here’s the picture so you can see it here:

The card I CASE’d is the blue one all the way to the right.  I love the layout of this card, plus I love using DSP, banners, and doilies, so this was one I knew I could easily recreate!  For my version, I decided to use the Tropical Escape 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.  I used the same stamp set shown in the picture, though I used a different stamp.  And I went with a little less embellishment than what’s shown on the original!

The Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper is definitely the showcase product on this card!  I love the combination of different greens, along with pink, black, and white.  The package includes 12 different double sided designs, and contains 4 of each sheet, for a total of 48 sheets.  The full array of designs in this product can be seen below:


Another product featured on this card is the Darling Label Punch Box.  This product includes a multi-occasion stamp set and coordinating punch, as well as two Stampin’ Spots, and a clear block!  And it all comes in an beautiful, floral tin:

The stamp I used is the Happy Birthday one, but there are also Hello, Thank You, Thinking of You, Best Wishes, and Congratulations stamps!  This item would also make a great gift!


Measurements for this card are as follows:

Shaded Spruce card base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 and folded in half)

Striped DSP layer:  3-3/4 x 5 inches

Banner Piece:  2 x 4-1/2 inches

Doily: 3 inches in diameter

Blushing Bride sentiment backing:  1-3/8 x 1-3/8 inches

Whisper White circle sentiment piece: 1-1/4 inch in diameter


This card was fun to recreate, and I love the colors!  I hope you like it too!  I also hope you’ll check back in tomorrow for another project CASE’d from the catalog!  Thanks for visiting!  Enjoy the rest of the weekend!



Show Some Love with the Twinkle, Twinkle Suite!

Today’s card is made with items from the Twinkle, Twinkle Suite!  It features the Little Twinkle stamp set, Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Series Paper, and the Twinkle Adhesive-Backed Sequins.  I also used the star die from the Wood Crate Framelits Dies, and added some Pool Party 3/8 inch Shimmer Ribbon. The sentiment piece is cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits, and though you can’t see it in the pictures, the card and sentiment piece is made from Shimmery White card stock!

This suite is perfect to use for new baby cards!  I just love the assortment of colors in the DSP.  There’s blues, pinks, greens, and some neutrals!  The full color palette for the DSP is shown below:


Measurements for this card are as follows:
Shimmery White card stock base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)
DSP Background layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches
DSP stars:  1-1/8 inches
Shimmery White sentiment oval:  2-3/8 x 3-5/16 inches



I just love the star theme of this suite!  It perfectly covers many of the most commonly used colors for baby showers, nursery decor, and more! This suite is also great if you have someone who just loves stars, or is into astronomy.  There are many, many uses for this suite!

Hope you like my card today!  Thanks so much for visiting!