Thursday, February 27, 2014


Hello!  The above photo was this weeks inspiration for our Thursday Challenge and here's my card...
I haven't made one of these "quilt" cards in awhile and knew as soon as I saw the picture that I had to make one using the same beautiful colors.  Can't you just picture this quilt hanging on a clothes line on a warm summer day with butterflies fluttering by it?
The little images from the Hello Lovely stamp set were the perfect size to fit into my 1" squares.  I punched two of each of the butterflies and curled up the edges of the stamped ones before mounting them onto the bases with Dimensionals.

Check out the other DOstamperSTARS participating in todays challenge:
Stamp Set:  Hello Lovely, Papillon Potpourri
Ink:  Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango, Summer Starfruit
Paper:  Whisper White, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango, Summer Starfruit
Punches:  1" Square, Bitty Butterfly, Elegant Butterfly
Big Shot:  Square Lattice Embossing Folder

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Hey There!

Hello!  I made this card for my cousin who recently moved to Ireland.  She had heard that we made a fox card at our last make & take class and when I asked if she'd like one she said she would.  Man, that was a long week waiting to hear that she finally got it in the mail! lol  Glad you like it, Melissa!!
I stamped the fox with Jet Black Stazon ink and then used a blender pen and Cajun Craze ink to color him in. I sponged the edges of the Soft Sky card base with the same color ink.  Still lovin' these Fringe Scissors!

Stamp Sets:  Life in the Forest, Just Sayin'
Ink:  Jet Black Stazon, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi
Paper:  Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Big Shot:  Word Bubbles Framelits Dies
Extras:  Sponge, Fringe Scissors, Paper Snips (best scissors ever!!!)

Thanks a lot for stopping by!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

DSC #070

Hello!  It's another DOstamperSTARS sketch challenge day.  The possibilities were endless with this one, but this is what I came up with...
I choose to work with Sweet Sorbet DSP and the coordinating colors.  Both the DSP and the You're Lovely stamp set are Sale-A-Bration items.  The sentiment has been left off this card because I wasn't sure what I wanted to use it for.  Did you notice that I used ribbon on the card??!!  lol  I colored the flower by dipping my Blender pen onto my ink pads.

Visit my fellow DOstamperSTARS blogs to see their cards:

Stamp Set:  You're Lovely
Paper:  Sweet Sorbet DSP, Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding
Ink:  Jet Black Stazon, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding
Big Shot:  Deco Labels Collection
Extras:  Blender Pen, Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Washi Tape Holder

Hello!  I finally got sick of picking up my Washi Tape rolls off the floor and made a box to store them in!!  For months they've just been sitting on the edge of my counter right in front of a drawer unit and they constantly fall off.  I've seen many different styles of these, but just decided to add a little DSP to one of the Tag a Bag Gift Boxes and call it a day.
I love the Gingham Garden DSP so I decided to use that to cover the box.  I really like how the plastic sleeve just slides right off so I can grab which ever roll I want and pull it out.  I wrapped a piece of Washi Tape around the cover for a little decoration.
 I used the new Spiral Flower Die to made a Melon Mambo rose.  The Pear Pizzazz was punched out using the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle.  I punched two and sponged the edges, then I cut one between each of the scallops so I could curl them up.
Here's a close up of the flower.  I added a large pearl to the center and sponged the edges too.

Paper:  Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz 
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz
Big Shot:  Spiral Flower Die
Punch:  1 3/4" Scallop Circle
Extras:  Glue Dots, Large Pearl Basic Jewels, Sponge, Tag a Bag Gift Box

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Mini Milk Carton Valentine DSC#069

Hello!  I decided to kill two birds with one stone again and made a Valentine treat holder while fulfilling this weeks DOstamperSTARS color challenge.  I can't tell you the last time I pulled out my Mini Milk Carton Die or used my Simply Scored Borders Plate, but I decided to put them to use too, so, I guess that's three birds!  Here's the weekly challenge...
and here's what I made...
(I just have to say that this looks so much better in person.)  I used Smokey Slate for the Mini Milk Carton and used Melon Mambo for the trim piece on the bottom.  It's really hard to see, but I did use the Simply Scored Borders Plate on the Melon Mambo piece.  The only thing I had in Pink Pirouette was a marker, so I used that to ink my stamps (not my favorite way to that, but what can you do?!).
Here's another view.  I didn't think to add the little hearts on the milk carton until after I had it glued together which made it a little difficult to stamp on!  The little banner pieces go all the way around the carton.  The clip on the top has been retired for a long time.  

Stop by these fellow DOstamperSTARS blogs to see their terrific creations:

Stamp Sets:  Banner Blast, That's the Ticket
Ink:  Smokey Slate, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette
Paper:  Whisper White, Smokey Slate, Melon Mambo
Punches:  Banner, Ticket Duo  Builder
Big Shot:  Mini Milk Carton Die
Extras:  Simply Scored Border Plate

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Life in the Forest Valentine

Hello!  I decided to try a different card fold for this cute valentine that I made for my son.  Isn't the mouse cute??
The 4 1/4" x 11" card base was scored at 5 1/2" and then I trimmed off 1 1/2" on the front panel.  The DSP on the inside is 2" wide, leaving the other 3 1/2" for my sentiment.  I was so excited that my sentiment from the Yippee-Skippee stamp set fit perfectly in one of the new Word Bubble Framelits!!
The Pool Party heart was stamped with the Hearts a Flutter stamp set and then cut out with the coordinating framelits.  I mounted the mouse with a Dimensional.

Stamp Sets:  Hearts a Flutter, Life in the Forest, Yippee-Skippee
Paper:  Real Red, Pool Party, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Retired DSP
Ink:  Black Stazon, Pool Party, Primrose Petals, Baked Brown Sugar (marker)
Big Shot:  Hearts a Flutter and Word Bubble Framelits

Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Banner Blast Valentine

Hello!  I have a Valentine card to show that I absolutely love!!!
It was made with three of the Sale-A-Bration items.  First, the cute little banners were punched out with the Banner punch.  The second, fourth and sixth banners were stamped with the coordinating Banner Blast stamp set.  The card base was embossed with the Decorative Dots folder.
The "Love ya" was made using the Just Sayin' stamp set and Word Bubble Framelits Dies.

Stamp Set:  Banner Blast, Just Sayin'
Ink:  Real Red, Pool Party
Paper:  Whisper White, Pool Party, Real Red
Punch:  Banner
Big Shot:  Word Bubbles Framelits Dies, Decorative Dots Folder
Extras:  Linen Thread, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.  Happy stamping.

Thursday, February 6, 2014


Hello!  I have another challenge card to share today.  These challenges are not only inspiration for me, but so much fun too!  Here's my card...
First, I stamped some leaves onto the Whisper White card base and then ran it through my Big Shot in the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (2014 Sale-A-Bration).  Second, I cut some leaves out of Old Olive card stock with the Secret Garden Framelits.  Next, I used Black embossing powder and my heat tool to make the flowers (I also cut them out with the Secret Garden Framelits and my Big Shot).  Then, I mounted the flowers with Dimensionals.  Last, I made the "happy birthday" punched image.
Here's a close up of the flowers.  I used my Bone Folder on the leaves to curl up the edges a bit.

Check out the cards made by my fellow DOstamperSTARS:

Stamp Sets:  Secret Garden, Express Yourself
Paper:  Melon Mambo, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango
Ink:  VersaMark, Jet Black Stazon, Old Olive
Punch:  Modern Label
Big Shot:  Secret Garden Framelits, Decorative Dots Folder
Extras:  Brights Candy Dots

Check out these other DOstamperSTARS Challenge cards:  (I will post links a.s.a.p.)

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

5 Little Monkeys Birthday

Hello!  I made this card for one of the little girls I work with for her birthday...she loved it!  The look on her face made my day.
I can't stop using the new Fringe scissors!!!!  Love them, and this stamp set!

Stamp Set:  Zoo Babies, Happiest Birthday Wishes (Retired, but I can't stop using it!)
Paper:  Whisper White, Wild Wasabi
Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Wild Wasabi
Extras:  Fringe Scissors, Calypso Coral Baker's Twine

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Valentine Card in a Box

Hi!  I just had to share this cute Valentine in a box that we made at my stamping class yesterday.  Last week I posted a birthday card in a box that I made following a friends recipe and mentioned that I might make a smaller one.  Well, I did it!  This size fits into a Medium Stampin' Up! envelope and you only need a 8 /12" x 11" piece of card stock to make the base.
I love this card!  Each side measures 2 1/2" across.  Here's how I made it:

My paper size is 10 1/2" x 5 1/2".  On the long side I scored at 2 1/2", 5", 7 1/2" & 10".  Rotate and score at 2 3/8" on the 5" side.  I put the 1/2" score line at the top and stopped scoring as I reached the last score line (2 1/2").  As you can see I cut off the small tab on the top right.  The bottom tab will be used to glue the card together to form the box base.  The smaller flaps go on the top and will fold down towards the outside of the box.
 Use your bone folder on all scored lines and fold all flaps (except for the taller back piece) so they lay down nicely.
Here's a photo of all the small pieces that I added to the card.  You'll need to cut the following pieces:
1 - 2 1/4" x 5 1/4" of DSP (goes on the back inside panel)
1 - 2 1/4" x 5 1/4" of Very Vanilla (this goes on the back side of the box for the sentiment)
3 - 2 1/4" x 2 1/8" DSP for top flaps (I did not decorate the underside)
3 - 2 1/4" x 2 7/8" DSP for the bottom sides
2 - 3" x 1" Same color as the base (these  you will put inside the box at the top to attach decorations to).
Plus you'll need scraps for whatever you decide to add for decorations.
Here are the side views.  I used a small heart and a 1/4" piece of paper to make the arrow.
The "Love Ya" word bubble and the Primrose heart are attached to a 1/2" x 1 1/2" strip of Window Sheets.
Stamp Sets:  Love You More, Hearts a Flutter, Just Sayin'
Paper:  Real Red, Primrose Petals, Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Silver Foil Sheets, Window Sheets, 
            Retired DSP
Ink:  Primrose Petals, Pool Party, Real Red
Punch:  Small Heart
Big Shot:  Hearts a Flutter and Word Bubbles Framelits Dies, Circle Card Thinlits, Decorative Dots
Extras:  Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

If you have any questions let me know and I'll be happy to answer them.

Thanks for stopping by!

Flying Home

Hello! Just a quick post showing you what I made with the Flying Home stamp set that can be found in this year's Occasions Catalog. As s...