Friday, May 31, 2019

Dear Doily Pocket Fun Fold Card with Selective Inking Technique...

This is a card I taught in one of my April Technique Card Classes.  It is a pocket fun fold card and we did the selective inking technique.  

The stamp set featured on this card is the soon to retire Dear Doily set, item #148390 which has coordinating framelits and is available as a bundle #150616 from the Occasions catalog. Here is a closeup of that set:

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this set.....the greetings are spectacular and the images are absolutely beautiful and pairing with the dies takes it over the top!  Just the dies alone are worth their weight in will always be able to cut your own doilies!  

And here is a closeup of how this card opens: 

Thursday, May 30, 2019


Check out this little beauty featuring the Watercolor Bleaching Technique.  

I taught this card in one of my May Technique classes.  

It features the stamp set All That You Are #148664 that is retiring in a few days. 

Here is a closeup of the images:

And here is a closeup of the stamp set: 

Check out all the retiring stamps here:

I learned this technique from fellow demonstrator Rick Atkins.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

BYE BYE BLOOM BY BLOOM.....and a flip flop fold...

This fun flip flop fold card was made with the soon retiring BLOOM BY BLOOM stamp set.  

Here is a look at how it opens: 

And here is a closeup of the stamp set: 

Visit this link to see all the stamps retiring in a few days.....don't miss out!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

We Will Miss You Bella and interesting window card!

Bella and Friends item#141870 is one set that I am truly going to miss! How can you not LOVE the cute little images to color...but as of June 3 it is gone forever 😟

Here is a closeup of all the stamps in the set: 

For this card, I used the Stitched Rectangles Dies#148551 and cropped out the center.  I LOVE how the stitch marks go on each side of the cut-out. 

Here is a closeup of the stitched rectangle dies: 

Then I closed my card...put adhesive on the back of the cut-out rectangle, and then fit it back through the opening..adhering it to the inside panel.  

Now when the recipient opens the card they are opening the frame and the focal image is on the inside!  Cool huh! 

Go to this link to see all the stamps that are retiring in a few days...once they are gone....they are gone forever:

Monday, May 27, 2019

Heat Embossed Images in Any Color....

 Here is a card we made in one of my May  Cardmaking Techniques classes. 

This bright and beautiful card features Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst. 

It features a stamped and dry embossed card base that was embellished with rhinestones. 

The focal image was stamped and heat embossed using the tutorial for this technique. 

Here is a closeup of the image:  

I learned this technique from fellow demonstrator Connie Stewart.  

Want to learn great techniques like these?  Sign up now for a technique class! 

In technique class, we make three cards featuring a different technique or fun fold,  with step by step tutorials you get to take home with you after, so you can recreate the technique at home with other colors and stamps! 

My June class is full....but I still have a couple of seats left for my July 18 or Aug 22 class. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Rooted In Nature with Paper Quilting Technique....

Here is a card that helps you use up some of that ever growing pile of scraps, and create a really cute card at the same win! 

I taught this card in my May 2 Technique Cards class.  

And just cause the sun is shining today and you came to visit my blog you get a free tutorial!  Enjoy! 

As an afterthought....try dry embossing with a small scale embossing folder for added depth and dimension! 

Monday, May 6, 2019

Dear Doily Pocket Card. . .

Happy Monday!  Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!  

It was REALLY cold here this weekend...and we even got some snow flurries on Sunday morning...but fingers crossed the forecast is looking up! 

This is a pocket card I made for my April Technique 
class, using the Dear Doily Bundle from page 47 of the Occasions catalog.

Here is a peek with the insert open:

I used  Gorgeous Grape, Pear Pizzazz, Highland Heather and Very Vanilla card stock. 

 The lavender stems were stamped using the selective stamping technique using coordinating markers. 

The embossing folder I used was Seaside on page 223 of the Annual catalog. 

If you would like to join us for Technique Card Class check out the schedule below and contact me to reserve your seat: 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Limited Time: EVERYTHING IS ROSY PRODUCT MEDLEY.....order yours today!!!!

Here are some great samples made with these products:

$109+ shipping and tax
The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley includes these exclusive products:
  • Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c,
  • Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8" x 1" (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
  • 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 CM) rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
  • Printed die cuts—2 sheets
  • Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
  • Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4" (6.4 mm)
  • Melon Mambo 1/4" (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8" (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)