Happy Housewarming


This card has been in my head for a while.  The Feels Like Home stampset was a freebie in a previous Sale-A-Bration and has been sitting on my shelf...staring at me... whispering to me.  I finally discovered the Best Chapter stampset with the "Happy Housewarming" stamp in it. If you want it, you will have to get it on a retired sale site after 5/3/2022!  Add to that the Brick and Mortar 3D embossing folder, and there you have it.  This card just HAD to happen.

So, here is how it happened.

  • Cut your Basic Grey cardstock to  8½" x 5½", score at 4¼".  Now, use your trimmer to cut in 1½" on each side-ONLY UP TO THE SCORE LINE!  It should look like this.

  • Take your Brick and Mortar embossing folder and put only the end flaps into it.  I know we always say to put the embossing folders into your machine "hinge-first" but not this time.  You are living dangerously.... a real rebel.

  • Cut Basic White to 2¼" x 4".  Stamp the door image from Feels Like Home in Memento Black so that the door is centered. Color as you wish with Stampin' Blends. 

  •  Cut Real Red cardstock to 2⅜" x 4⅛".  Adhere your Basic White to the Real Red.  Then adhere them to the middle panel of your card.

  • Using the white wood DSP from Heart and Home, cut a piece with the largest scalloped rectangle die from Stitched So Sweetly dies.  Then cut it to about 1 inch.  Stamp "Happy Housewarming" from Best Chapter stampset in Real Red. Adhere to the top of the two side panels with dimensionals- do not stick it to the middle panel.
      • Cut two pieces from the "planked" wood DSP from Heart and Home.  They should be 1" x 5½". Adhere them together so that the wood grain is showing on both sides.  Then adhere it behind the two end panels along the bottom of your card.
      • Cut the "welcome mat" using the smallest scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. Use whatever DSP you prefer (I used Heart and Home). Stamp "welcome" in Black Memento using the Welcoming Window stampset. Then adhere to the middle of the wood DSP strip. 

      • Stamp and die cut the flower pot and flowers using Welcoming Window stampset and dies. Adhere the flowers with dimensionals.

      • Cut the inside Basic White to 3½" x 4¾".  The wording used was from an old retired stampset called Barn Door and the little flowerpot stamp is from Feels Like Home.

      Now that I have made this, there are many other variations swimming around in my head - a log home, a home with siding, an apartment building.  If only I could stamp 24/7.

      To make it easy, I created a link to easily shop for the items used on this card.  Click here to shop now.

      Some product was retired.  There are multiple facebook groups to search for retired products.  I am happy to help.

      Retired Product Used:
      Feels Like Home stampset
      Best Chapter stampset (retires 5/3 but is sold out)
      Barn Door stampset
      Stitched So Sweetly Dies

      Daffodil Daydream Customer Appreciation Card


      Welcome back to this awesome blog hop.  When you reach the
      bottom of my blog, just click on the link list to get to the next blog!

      April Customer Appreciation Card

      My April customers (using the current host code) will receive this card as my "thank you."  Don't worry, I also included the directions below. 

      This blog is part of a blog hop.  


      Daffodil Daydream and dies
      Pansy Patch
      Stitched So Sweetly dies


      Old Olive 
      Gorgeous Grape
      DSP of your choice
      So Saffron
      Basic White

      Brushed Brass Butterflies
      Wink of Stella
      Gingham Ribbon

      • Cut the Old Olive to 4¼" x 7", scored at 1½". Cut another piece of Old Olive 4¼" x 1½".

      • Cut two pieces of the DSP (patterned paper) to 4" x 1¼".  Adhere to the top of the cardfront and the additional piece of Old Olive.

      • Use the largest scalloped rectangle to cut the Basic White cardstock.  Stamp the daffodil bouquet using Memento Black ink onto the diecut. Stamp the single daffodil in Black ink onto a scrap piece of Basic White.

      Did you see my stray black line?? It's okay, you won't see it.

      • Use the die to cut out the single daffodil.

      • Use Stampin' Blends in Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green to color the flowers.

      • Cut the Gorgeous Grape to 3¼" x 4¼". Adhere the scalloped rectangle to it in the center. Then place glue tape at the top and bottom only.

      • Place the smaller Olive Green piece aligned with the bottom of the card.  Then adhere the  Gorgeous Grape piece to catch the top and bottom pieces, making a bridge.

      • Use dimensionals to add the single daffodil. 

      • Add the bow with a glue dot.
      • Use the smallest scalloped rectangle to cut the So Saffron. Then stamp your sentiment in Memento Black. Adhere with dimensionals.

      • Add Brushed Brass Butterflies and add Wink of Stella to your single daffodil.
      • Cut Basic White to 2⅞" x 5".  Stamp the small butterfly in Gorgeous Grape as shown and adhere to the inside of the card (should not be visible when the card is closed.)  Also stamp your envelope - THERE ARE NO NAKED ENVELOPES!!

      No hop on along to the next blog and check out their amazing creations!

      Sweet as a Peach Thank You cards



      Welcome back to the most awesome blog hop!!  Here is my March customer appreciation card.  Place a Stampin' Up!® order with me using the current host code and get this card from me!!

      March Customer Appreciation Card


      Speaking of "Sweet as a Peach," did you hear I became a "Memaw"?  Look at this little "peach"! That is why I was a little late in adding my blog to the hop.  


      I could hold her forever.... but we need to make a card!!

      Here are some easy-to-follow directions to make your own.

      Items needed:

      Sweet as a Peach stampset
      Layering Circle dies
      Hive 3D embossing folder
      Heart and Home DSP
      Cardstock: Night of Navy, Cajun Craze, Basic White
      Inks: Memento Black, Pale Papaya, Old Olive

      • Cut Night of Navy to 8½" x 5½", score at 4¼" for cardbase.
      • Cut Night of Navy to 4" x 5¼" then run thought the embossing machine with the Hive 3D folder.
      • Adhere the embossed panel to the cardbase.
      • Cut 3 DSP pieces to 2" x 3", then adhere to the cardfront. 
      • Using the Layering Circle dies, cut a small circle (2⅛") from Basic White.
      •  On the white circle, stamp the peach in Pale Papaya, the stem/leaf in Old Olive. Stamp the sentiment in Memento Black.
      • Cut the scalloped circle (2½") from the Cajun Craze cardstock.
      • Adhere the stamped Basic White circle to the Cajun Craze circle, then adhere it to the cardfront using dimensionals.
      •  Apply the bee with a glue dot.

      Please hop along to the next blog! Go on!!!  I got a baby to hold!!!!


      Celebrate Sunflowers Shadow Box


      With so much heartache going on in the world, sometimes we need a reminder to look towards the light.  This quote from Helen Keller is so fitting and the Celebrate Sunflowers stamps are the perfect companion. AND, the Celebrate Sunflower stampset and dies are bundled for the Savings in Bloom sale - just $45.50!

      I wanted to show you how I layered the sunflower for that 3D effect!

      • Stamp two sunflowers in Cajun Craze on Basic White cardstock. 
      • Color them with Stampin' Blends as you choose.
      • Die cut both sunflowers.

      • Take one sunflower and cut away the "back" petals.

      • Adhere the full sunflower to your background using dimensionals.
      • Take the cut sunflower and bend the petals backwards.
      • Add glue to the middle and stack dimensionals on the petals as shown.

      • Adhere to the top of the full sunflower.  Voila!!! (Don't tell your friends how easy it was.... let them think you are an artist!!)

      Right now you can get 20% off the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle and many others.  Get your mini embossing machine for 20% off also!
      Click the link on the rights side of the screen to see all the Savings in Bloom specials!

      Artistically Inked - March Team Member Card


      My team members will receive this card as a token of my appreciation.

      This card is also part of Kylie's Blog Highlights Gallery.  I am honored to participate in this contest with such talented artists. Clicking the button will allow you to view the other cards in this contest. You can vote for a total of 5 cards- I hope you will pick my card for one of those votes. 

      I can't believe that it took me so long to start playing with the Artistically Inked suite - the stampset, the dies and the DSP are beautiful!

      I love the simplicity, versatility and beauty of this cardfront. And because the leaves are only adhered with two glue dots, they jump off the paper! My team members will love this!

      ~The double-sided paper allows you to choose flowers or greenery.  
      ~This can be used for any occasion and sentiment.

      Items Needed:

      Paper: Evening Evergreen, Basic White, Gold Metallic Paper, Expressions in Ink DSP

      Embossing Folder and Dies: Tasteful Textile folder and Artistic dies

      Embellishments: Brushed Metallic Dots or Brushed Brass Butterflies

      • Cut Evening Evergreen paper to 8½" x 5½", score at 4¼" to create cardbase.
      • Cut Basic White to 5¼" x 4" and emboss using the Tasteful Textile folder.

      • Adhere the embossed Basic White piece to the cardbase.
      • Cut 4 pieces of the DSP to ¾" x 3".  Adhere to the Basic White in a staggered style using dimensionals.  
        • Helpful hint:  Start with the top right and the lower left first so that you can space them evenly.

      • Use the long leaves die to cut the leaves from the gold paper. 
        • Helpful hint:  Run it through the embossing machine a few times, then use the brush end on your "Take you Pick" tool to remove the tiny pieces.

      • Add two glue dots to the back of the leaves where shown with the black dots. Adhere to the DSP.

      • Add your embellishments -dots or butterflies! 

      Thanks for checking out my card.  Interested in joining my team?  Just click here to find out how.

      Artistically Inked - Customer Appreciation Blog Hop


      This is my customer appreciation card for February!
      When placing your order, use my current host code located on the right of my blog.  
      You will get this card from me! 

      This blog is part of a demonstrator training blog hop.  When you are done taking a look at my blog, hop on to the next blog from the list below.  That blog will have the same list at the bottom, and you will just hop on along to the next blog on the list.  That is so much better than googling the night away!!  All this talent in one quick and easy list! 

      For this month's customer appreciation card, I'm using the notecards from Stampin' Up! They are the perfect backdrop to make any thank you card! To that, I added the Artistically Inked stampset, the  Friendly Hello stampset (free during sale-a-bration) and the Expressions in Ink DSP.   

      • Start by stamping the leaves in Pear Pizzazz. You can stamp off to add lighter pieces.
      • Cut the DSP to 1¾" x 5".  Adhere it to a piece of Evening Evergreen, cut to 2" x 5".
      • Stamp the "Thanks" in Polished Pink.  (I absolutely love Polished Pink and Pear Pizzazz together- and I am not the pink kind-a girl!!!)
      Voila!!!  What a beautiful card to give to those who deserve your appreciation....like my treasured customers.

      Don't forget to place your order using my host code AND earn FREE product during Sale-A-Bration (ends 2/28/2022).


      Oh, and hop along to see my friends cards!! 

      You Matter ~ All Together Stampin' Up!


      This card was created using the All Together Collection that is offered
       for a limited time or while supplies last. Find the shopping links
       for this collection below.

      All Together Collection- Click here to shop now.

      The All Together Collection includes:

      * 9 cling stamps
      * 5 dies
      * 48 sheets of patterned paper: 4 each of 12 double-sided designs
      * 10 blend markers

      All of that for just $105 - AND if you buy before 2/28, you will earn Sale-A-Bration free product too!

      Let's make this card together.

      • Cut the cardbase using Magenta Madness cardstock-  8½" x 5½", score at 4¼"
      • Cut Basic White to 4" x 5¼", then emboss it using the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder.

      • Cut the DSP (Sunshine and Rainbows- free Sale-a-bration product) to 2" x 4".
      • Cut Magenta Madness to 2¼" x 4". 
      • Adhere the DSP to the Magenta Madness.
      • Stamp the hands with Memento Black onto Basic White. Cut out using the coordinating die. 
      • Color the hands using the Natural Tones Stampin' Blends. 
      • Adhere the hands to the DSP using dimensionals.

      • Use the Natural Tones Stampin' Blends to color on Basic White cardstock, blending them light to dark.

      • Use the die "You Matter" to cut from the blended cardstock.
      • Adhere it to the lower half of your cardbase.

      • Adhere your panel to your cardbase and you are done..... we did it, together.
      Hope you enjoyed learning a new technique and playing with the All Together collection. 
      Be sure to get the collection before it is gone! And you don't want to miss out of free product with Sale-a-bration!!