Masculine Fall Card Video & Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals

black bowI did this card as a fall card for my September classes. When I was finished, I thought how nice this would be for a masculine card. I’ve included some samples below of how I changed up the sentiment and placement just a bit. It’s quick and easy!



Sizes and dimensions are listed below for this card. Here are some alternate cards with the same style and cardstocks. Any sentiment you have in your stash would work.


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Whisper White 11″ X 4 1/4″   #100730

Basic Black Card Stock 5 1/4 X 4″  & (5 1/4 X 1/2 for inside)  #121045

Sahara Sand Card Stock 5 X 3/34″ & ( 5 X 1/4″ for inside)  #121043

A Little Something Stamp Set #139830

Lots of Labels Framelits #138281

Woodgrain Embossing Folder #127821


deal headerStampin’ Up! has given us some really awesome deals this week! Weekly Deals are good September 15, through the 21st, or while supplies! Click the items below to order yours.


New In-Color Cards



These are the new Stampin’ Up! In-Colors that will be available on June 2nd, 2015.



 This is Tip Top Taupe.


 Cucumber Crush


Mint Macaron


Delightful Dijon


Watermelon Wonder


If you’d like to order some of these new fun colors, they will be available to order on June 2nd. Thanks for stopping by!


May Thank You Cards




I know I’m early but the cards are ready and I wanted to share! 🙂  The color for this card is Bermuda Bay.



With this card I used Melon Mambo which is my favorite color. The Designer Series paper is Pink Pirouette (another favorite).



This isn’t all of them. I have so much fun making these 3″ x 3″ cards that I get carried away! 🙂  I save them for the months when I don’t have time to make new ones.   😉

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Spring Card


I’m so excited for Spring! Yay, flowers are popping up through the ground!


This will be another quick post to showcase the Pansy punch which is on sale until Monday, April 20, 2015. I love it when Stampin’ Up! gives us a punch to go with our stamp sets! The little butterfly is also a stamp with matching punch. All supplies are listed below. To order any of the items, just click on them to go directly to my online store.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Stay Closed Box



Today’s post is a fun stay closed faceted box that I saw on Pinterest.


For this one, I used Melon Mambo card stock for the base of the box. And I embossed the Whisper White for layering on top. I like that the box is a unique shape. To open the box you just pinch in the sides. So clever!





This box was made with Bermuda Bay card stock, layered with Best Day Ever DSP (free with a $50 order from Stampin’ Up! until March 31, 2015). The larger butterfly was cut from Coastal Cabana card stock.




The card stock for the base of this box is Daffodil Delight. I was thinking of Spring when I chose the paper and colors. The DSP is also from the Best Day Ever DSP pack. The Ribbon and buttons is another item you can choose for free from the Sale-A-Bration catalog with a $50 order until March 31, 2015.




To add the layers onto the box base I cut a 3 3/4″ square, folded it in half without creasing it and just pinched the top. Then I put it in my trimmer and cut from the center mark to the corner on both sides.  To make one of these cute boxes for yourself you can see the video here: Stay Closed Box

Thanks for stopping by! All items used on this project are listed below. You can place an order by clicking HERE.  Or click any of the items below to go directly to the item in my online store.



Faceted Boxes & Matching Card




I saw this box design on Pinterest and had to try my hand at it.  Yes, I used Something Borrowed DSP. (Again.)  🙂

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Here is a version using the Back to Black DSP. I think that they both look elegant.



Here is a matching  card that I posted a couple of days ago.   Beautiful!  You can make one too! Click HERE for the link to the tutorial.

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Butterflies Thinlits

big butterfly


I absolutely love this new dies set!


I have played with it more than anything else in the Occasions catalog. I used Blackberry Bliss card stock and ink on this card. Such a rich, beautiful color.



Melon Mambo was used on this card. The flower border was made using the single flower in the “Simply Wonderful” stamp set, which is available for free with any $50 or more order from Stampin’ Up! through March 31, 2015.


Melon Mambo was used on this card too. I love pink!


Thanks for stopping by! I’ve listed all of the items used in this post below. To place an order click HERE, or click on the items below.

Irresistibly Yours in Black

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This paper is amazing! It’s called Irresistibly Yours and it is overlooked by most who have seen the Sale-A-Bration catalog.

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We played with this paper at my class Thursday night and the ladies were blown away at how much fun this paper can be. It is white, and it has a pre-embossed white pattern on it. When you add your ink to it, the embossing resists the ink but the background accepts it. So, after you add your ink, you just wipe across the paper to remove the ink from the embossed area and reveal the pre-embossed white pattern. With this card we used a large background stamp to add the black lacy pattern. After we wiped across it with a paper towel, the white flowers were revealed.   You can also sponge, brayer, or use daubers to add color to the background. (See my February 12, post for another card I did with this paper.)

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Here are the two cards that we did at class Thursday night. Actually, everyone ended up doing the one on the right for both of their cards. That lacy butterfly is too pretty to leave off!  I got my inspiration for this card on YouTube from Linda Bauwin.  Click HERE to see her video.

The best part about this amazing paper is that you can get it FREE with any purchase of $50.00 or more from Stampin’ Up! This offer is good until March 31, 2015.

Thanks for stopping by! I’ve listed all the supplies for these card below. If you’d like to purchase any of these items, just click on them. Or feel free to contact me.  You can also place an order by clicking HERE.

Pearl Overload?!


Can you have too many pearls on a card?


I made this card for a sketch that Dawn Griffith posted for her “Glitter Queens.”  This embossing folder is so pretty that I decided to make it a subtle focal point by adding lots of pearls and framing it. This a new Stampin’ Up! embossing folder that is in the current Occasions catalog.

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You may recognize the focal point of this card from my post on Wednesday. I had embossed some Whisper White card stock with this folder and they were laying on my work surface next to the cards. I picked up a card and laid it on top of the embossed card stock and loved the combination.

pink butterfly

I love all the pearls! However, my stash was quickly dwindling! It takes a lot more than you’d think. So with this Melon Mambo card I cut one row all the way around off. Still have the same affect but saved myself about 26 pearls. (I really need to add pearls to my next Stampin’ Up! order!)


This card was done with Blackberry Bliss. It’s such a beautiful, rich, color.

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This is how I finished off the inside. I used the same flower that I used to make the wreath on the front.

Thank you for stopping by! If you have any questions please feel free to ask! If you’d like to order any of the supplies I’ve used in today’s post, just click the item below.