My OnStage Card Revealed!

I am having a great time in Salt Lake City at OnStage!  It’s so much fun to be here with so many other amazing demonstrators, as well as Stampin’ Up!  It’s pretty cool when you get to be in the same room as the founder of the company, as well as the CEO and her family, and all of the employees and trainers that I’ve watched so many times only in videos!  This whole place is full of such positive energy!  And I’m SO happy to finally be able to meet so many members of my team that I’ve only known through Facebook…we are having a blast!  🙂

So, I gave a little sneak peek of my card a couple of days ago, but this is the finished product!  I have always loved the combination of pink and black together.  And I adore this stamp from the You’ve Got This set.  The peony really becomes the focus of the card due to the size of the stamp!  I used the NEW Stampin’ Blends to color the flower.  I used the dark shade of Pink Pirouette to color around the edges of the whole flower, and added a little in some random spots elsewhere for some shading.  I then went in with the light Pink Pirouette marker and filled the rest of the flower in, blending the two shades wherever they came together.

The center was colored with Daffodil Delight, and the stems were colored with both shades of Old Olive, again, blending the light and dark shades together.  I like to add the darker shade first, and then blend and finish off with the lighter shade of each color, but there’s really no wrong way to do it!  The new markers are so much fun to color with and blend so beautifully, it doesn’t really matter which one you start with.  And if you add too much color, and want to lighten it up a bit, you can just go back over it with the Color Lifter until you get your desired look!

I used the Lots of Labels Framelits to frame the flower, and mounted it on a white card base, with a black polka dot background.  (There is a pink layer in between the white and black layers.)  The sentiment is from the Eastern Beauty set, and it’s finished off with some ribbon, a doily, and some metallic enamel shapes!

I hope you like the finished result!  Thanks for stopping by!


Thankful for You Nugget Tin

Today’s project is an Autumn/Thanksgiving themed Hershey Nugget tin.  These tins are so easy to make, and they make a nice little gift for someone special!  Each one is simply twelve Hershey nuggets individually wrapped in Designer Series Paper.  For this set, I used products from the Painted Harvest Suite, including the Painted Harvest Stamp set and the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. The nuggets are each wrapped in a 1 x 3 inch strip of paper and adhered with Fast Fuse adhesive.  They are then placed in the tin, and the tin is wrapped with an embossed cardstock band, tied with some Copper Trim and Burlap Ribbon, and finished with a hand stamped “I am Thankful for You” tag!

These little tins are always a great seller at vendor events and craft shows!  I will be making a bunch of Christmas ones in just a couple of weeks for some events I am doing in November and December.  I will be sure to share the finished product for those as well!

As for these, I may make some to place at each setting for Thanksgiving. We’ll see! 🙂

Please see below for the products that were used to make this item.  Thanks for checking in today!



Another Daisy Delight Thank You

Here is another card we made last weekend at my World Card Making Day event!  This one has the same layout as the one I made for my customer thank yous for September.  You can take a peek at that card here.  For this one, I just switched up the colors and materials a bit!  This one features Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist as the main colors, along with Whisper White and a touch of Daffodil Delight.  I used the Daisy Punch to make the daisy, but on this card, I left the petals completely white.  The Daisy Delight stamp set has a stamp that you can use to stamp lines on the petals to give them a bit of a textured look, but for this card, I chose to leave them plain. The background of the card was made with the Polka Dot Basics Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The thank you sentiment is from the Daisy Delight stamp set, which can be purchased as a bundle with the Daisy Punch for a savings of 10%!

Thanks for checking in today!  Have a great weekend!


You can find all of the supplies used to make this card below:

September Customer Thank Yous

These thank you cards were made for my customers who placed an order in September!  They feature the Daisy Delight Bundle, as well as the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.  I had originally decided to make them all the same, with Night of Navy cardstock as the middle layer:

Then, at the last minute, I decided to mix it up a bit!  All of the cards are the same with the exception of the color of the middle layer.  For the other four, I used Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, and Tranquil Tide!

Not sure which is my favorite!  This card also has a very simple layout that can be easily adapted for any occasion just by switching up the Designer Series Paper, stamped image, and sentiment!

Thanks for checking in today!


You can find all of the supplies used to make these cards below:

gerbera daisy Thankful for You Card

I love the combination of Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, and Very Vanilla together!  This card uses these three colors, as well as Always Artichoke! The Daisy Punch was used to make this deep colored Gerbera Daisy, and the leaves were made using cutting dies from both the Rose Garden Thinlits and the Bouquet Bunch Framelits. To get the fullness on the daisy, I stamped and punched the daisy twice, then layered one on top of the other. The background is embossed with the Polka Dot Basics Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, which gives this card just a little added detail, and the sentiment is from the Painted Harvest stamp set!

Here’s a list of the different inks I used, and where I used them:

Versamark ink was used on the daisy itself.
Basic Black Archival ink was used on the sentiment.
Soft Suede ink was used on the center of the daisy.

Hope you like it!

You can find all of the supplies used to make this project below:

It’s almost Fall! Time for Pumpkins!

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year! Especially in New England! We get such gorgeous colors on the trees, there’s tons of Fall Fairs and Festivals, and everything turns to pumpkins: pumpkin beer, pumpkin coffee, pumpkin bread, and so much more! This card features the new Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. The paper provides the leafy background, as well as the pumpkins, which were cut and trimmed right from the paper! Finally, the sentiment comes from the Painted Harvest stamp set, which coordinates perfectly with the entire Painted Autumn Suite, available now from Stampin’ Up! Other products used on this card include Linen Thread and Touches of Nature Elements. Colors are Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky, and Tangerine Tango.

Want to see the entire Painted Autumn Suite? Click here to visit the Painted Harvest page in the Stampin’ Up! online store.

You can find all of the supplies used to make this card below:

Background Bits Mini Note Card Set

I LOVE mini note cards!  This set was made using the Host Set Background Bits.  Each card measures 3 x 3 inches in size and fits perfectly into a Stampin’ Up 3 x 3 Whisper White Square Envelope (not shown).  Mini note cards are perfect for tucking into lunch boxes, office mailboxes, or for use as gift tags!  Colors for these are Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, and Whisper White.   Each one is finished with a silver circle from the Metallic Enamel Shapes for a little added bling!

You can find all of the supplies used to make this card below: