Saturday, October 10, 2015

Season of Cheer DSP. . . not just for Christmas. . .

All-Season Season of Cheer
At first glance, our Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper, from the 2015 holiday catalog, may seem decisively Christmas. But if you take another look, there’s so much more you can do! Check out these three non-Christmas cards, all using the Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper (p. 29; item 139590).

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Crystal Effects & Vintage Leaves- a card making tutorial. . .

Vintage Leaves  Card 

Vintage Leaves Stamp Set & Framelits               Mossy Meadow Striped Ribbon  Mossy Meadow 8 ½” x 5 ½”
Petite Pairs Stamp Set                                       Mossy Meadow Ink                   Whisper White 4 “ x 5 ½”
Heart Mini Punch                                               Old Olive Ink                             Scrap Whisper White
Tags & Labels Framelits                                     Pear Pizzazz Ink                        Scrap Pear Pizzazz
Circle Framelits                                                  Pearls                                       Scrap Mossy Meadow
Crystal Effects


1.       Fold card base on score line and set aside.

2.      Stamp leaf images all over making sure you randomly go off the edge of the page and alter the direction of the different leaves using old olive, mossy meadow and pear pizzazz ink. Set aside.

3.      Stamp one leaf image on Mossy Meadow scrap cardstock and another on Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  Then cut these two images out using  leaf framelit dies. Set aside

4.      Attach striped ribbon to leaf image piece and then attach to card base.

5.      Stamp greetings on scrap white cardstock and cut out with circle and label framelit.
6.      Cut mats for circle and label from Mossy Meadow scrap cardstock

7.      Adhere greetings to mat and using pop dots attach to front of card.

8.      Adhere mini pearls to embellish the mats.

9.      Adhere leaf embellishments to front of card, under edge of ribbon, and then CAREFULLY apply a THIN layer of crystal effects and sprinkle with green glitter then set aside to dry.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Weekly Deals


Hamburger Box Bigz Xl Die Item # 133724
Regular Price: $53.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $39.75 CAN

Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill Item # 129027
Regular Price: $9.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.94 CAN

Metallics Sequin Assortment Item # 138390
Regular Price: $6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.69 CAN

White Perfect Accents Item # 138416
Regular Price: $6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.69 CAN

Old Olive Baker's Twine Item # 134579
Regular Price: $3.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.81 CAN

Gusseted Cellophane Bags Item # 133770
Regular Price: $5.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.31 CAN

Camoflage Technique....a tutorial

Camouflage Technique


Crumb Cake 8 ½ x 5 ½

Soft Suede 2 x 5 ¼

Whisper White 4 x 3 ½

Very Vanilla 3 x 3 ¼


Sahara Sand ink

Old Olive ink

Always Artichoke ink

Soft Suede ink

Chocolate Chip ink

Watercolor Pencils- light brown, black and yellow

Blender Pen

Soft Suede dauber

Woodland TIEF


1.      Cover whisper white card stock with sahara sand  ink.   Crumple into a ball. Flatten

2.      Run Old Olive ink pad over cardstock applying ink to just the raised areas.  

3.      Spritz with alcohol.  Crumple into a ball. Flatten

4.      Run AlwaysArtichoke Ink pad over cardstock apply ink to just the raised areas

5.      Crumple into a ball. Flatten.

6.       Run Soft Suede  Ink pad over cardstock apply ink to just the raised areas

7.      Crumple into a ball.  Flatten.

8.      Run Chocolate Chip Ink pad over cardstock apply ink to just the raised areas

9.      Use bone folder to smooth out cardstock. . . dr y with heat tool

10.  Stamp deer image on very vanilla with chocolate chip ink….color image if desired. 

11.  Sponge edges with soft suede ink and tear top corner towards you.

12.  Run soft suede through big shot with woodlands TIEF and then hit raised areas with chocolate chip ink pad.

13.  Assemble card with Tombow adhesive

Sunday, October 4, 2015


This BEAUTIFUL card was made by one of my card class girls. . . the talented Carole A.

She used her new stamp set called Remarkable You to create this card, along with Sassy Salutations for the greeting.  She used Daffodil Delight as her accent colors and chalks for the flowers.

Thanks for sharing Carole!   Love it!!