Cup of Tea Fun Fold Card


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As soon as I saw the Cup of Tea stampset and dies in the new annual catalog, I knew I had to have them.  So many ideas were running through my head..... yet, here we are in August before I finally got a chance to use it.  I hope that you will love it too!

~Items Used~

Cup of Tea Stamps and Dies


(All measurements in inches, length x height)

Sweet Sorbet-     8¼ x 4¼, scored at 2¾
                           7 x 3, scored at 3½
Starry Sky -        2½ x 4 
Parakeet Party -  3¼ x 2¾ 
Basic White -     5¼ x 4
                           3¼ x 2¾
                           3 x 2½ 
DSP -                 2 x 3
Crushed Curry and Daffodil Delight scraps

Parakeet Party
Starry Sky

Pearl Basic Jewels

 Fold the two pieces of  Sweet Sorbet cardstock at the score lines. The largest piece is your cardbase with the fold on the left.  The smaller piece will be folded on the right - then set aside.

Larger piece folded
Smaller piece folded

 Stamp the green leaves in Parakeet Party around the edge of the largest piece of Basic White cardstock.  Adhere it to the inside of the card.


Adhere the Starry Sky cardstock to the left side of the cardbase.  Add the DSP of your choice at an angle.

Adhere the folded Sweet Sorbet to the center of the stamped Basic White piece. The fold should be on the right side. 

Stamp the sentiment in Starry Sky on the larger Basic White piece. Adhere it to the inside of the Sweet Sorbet.



Stamp the teacup in Starry Sky and the small leaves in Parakeet Party on the smaller Basic White piece.  Then adhere it to the Parakeet Party cardstock, then adhere that to the front of the smaller Sweet Sorbet. 


Use the lemon die to cut the lemon pieces using the  Crushed Curry and Daffodil Delight scraps. Adhere them together then add a dimensional at the bottom of the lemon- DO NOT ADHERE IT TO THE CARD YET!!


CLOSE THE CARD TO DETERMINE WHERE TO ADHERE YOUR LEMON.  Use a dimensional to adhere the lemon so that it holds your flap closed.


WAIT! WAIT! WAIT!  We need bling!!

Add your pearls to the cup!

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Season of Chic


This card features the beautiful shells of the Season of Chic stampset and Chic dies.  The stamps in this set are so versatile and there are so many dies - 19 in all- to use for every season of the year. Scroll down to learn how I made this.

This card is part of Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights for August and I am much appreciative of the opportunity to participate with such wonderfully talented stampers.  

If you like my card, I humbly ask that you would click the link below to vote more me.  Don't worry, the info on how to make the card is here if you just scroll a little farther.

Did you vote?????  Good.... now let's move on to making this card.

The words that come to mind for this card are "simply elegant" which is my favorite genre.

  • Cut your cardbase: Very Vanilla cardstock 11" x 4¼", scored at 4¼" and 5½".
  • Apply the DSP of your choice (4" x 1⅛") to the left side.  Add ribbon.  Then adhere the cardbase together to the inside to create a "bookbinding" effect.
  • Diecut the large hatched pattern from the Dazzle paper left over from Sale-a-bration's past. Use any sparkly paper you have on hand. If the paper is thick, you will need to run it a few times back and forth through your embossing machine. (Or spend 15 minutes picking out the pieces)
  • Stamp the seashells in Crumb Cake onto Flirty Flamingo cardstock then die cut them.  Use your bone folder to "bend" them under, breaking the fibers in the paper and creating dimension.
  • Die cut the large shell from the Lovely Lipstick Metallic paper from days gone by... if you have it. If not, any bright metallic will do. Die cut the small conch shell from the gold metallic paper.
  • Stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot onto Very Vanilla cut to 3¾" x 1". Then adhere to Flirty Flamingo (4" x 1¼"). Adhere to the card using dimensionals.
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Happy Forest Friends


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This is July's team member appreciation/welcome card. I am featuring the Happy Forest Friends Suite collection from the new annual catalog (Item #158956).  For just  $68.50, you get the stampset, the dies, the two-pack of ribbon and the 12 x 12 DSP pack...AND, if you order during Sale-a-bration, it qualifies for a free item from the SAB catalog!!!  

This collection was inspired by Million Sales Achiever Diane Dimich so I felt it was fitting to showcase this in my team member appreciation card - since nobody can ever reach that achievement without the help of great team members and customers.  

This card is also part of Kylie Bertucci's Monthly International Blog Highlights Gallery.

If you like my card, I humbly request that you vote for me.

I used the DSP as the background but to make the bear "peek" from behind the tree, I just used an exacto knife and made a slice in the right side of the tree.  

Use the knife to make a slit on the right side of the tree.

Slide your bear through the slit.  

After positioning your bear and trimming his bottom, pop his head and arm up with a dimensional.

Hope you enjoyed the Happy Forest Friends Suite!  You can find the link here to order your own!

Are you interested in joining my team??  The Sale-a-bration "join" offer is spectacular.  You get to pick $125 of any product and pay just $99. There is no shipping cost on this order and you will also get the Making Plans Collection for free!  You will enjoy and ongoing 20% discount while you remain and demonstrator.  Selling is not required.... many join for the discount on their own hobby supplies.  But once you get started, you can't help but want to share with your friends and family.  Click here for more information and to see the Making Plans Collection.  Feel free to message me for more information or with any questions at

Top Ten International Highlights with Kylie Bertucci


My Grassy Grove Peaceful Cabin card placed in the top 10 so I have the honor of participating in this special Kylie Bertucci's International Winners Blog Hop! (I literally screamed when I found out!!)

My husband and I have always loved to camp and looking up into the starry sky was magical. I hope that I recreated this feeling for you.

The upcoming Sale-a-Bration treasure, Tree Lot Dies, is a must for any camping enthusiast!  You are going to love it!  And it is not just for winter scenes!!

I used the Tree Lot Dies (from the upcoming SAB catalog- starting 7/1/2022) to cut out the trailer then used the Stampin' Blends to color the trailer as shown. It does not need to be perfect.

I used the dies and the silver foil paper to make the top and bottom panels of the trailer.

I cut the trees using Mossy Meadow as the background and using Evening Evergreen for the thinner pieces. (The Tree Lot Dies has three different tree sizes.)

Now, how did I make that beautiful starry sky????  I took Starry Sky cardstock and used the die from "Labels Aglow Dies" to cut the top portion. Then I added gold foil behind it.

I did use a blending brush to apply more Starry Sky ink to the edges of the starry sky.  I also applied some Whisper White ink with a sponge to create a "glow" from behind the camper.

Just piece it all together on Real Red Cardbase to create the scene that makes you happy!

ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS WILL BE AVAILABLE STARTING 7/1/2022!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Check back here on 7/1 for the link to the stampset and dies used.  Just think, you can get the Tree Lot Dies for free when you make a $50 purchase.  

No hop on along to the others in June's Top Ten.  You will not be disappointed. Thanks for checking out my card!

Whale Done - June Customer Card


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The Whale Done stampset and punch stuck around for another year in the 2022 Annual Catalog. This is one stampset that I really haven't played with too much, so now is a great time.  I was disappointed that the DSP is no longer available... so I decided to make my own. 

Items used:

Whale Done stampset
Inks: Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Blackberry Bliss
Cardstock: Shaded Spruce (8½" x 5½", score at 4¼" and another 3"x 3" piece), Balmy Blue (4" x 5¼"), Basic White (3"x3")
Dies: Layering Circles
Embossing Folder: Hive 3D
Opal Rounds

~ On the Balmy Blue cardstock, stamp the “seagrass” on the top and bottom edges in Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz ink.  Stamp the fish and jellyfish in Blackberry Bliss.

~Emboss the stamped Balmy Blue cardstock with the Hive 3D embossing folder.

 ~Adhere it to the front of your cardbase.

~Using the Layered Circle dies, cut the scalloped edge circle from the Shaded Spruce paper and the smaller circle from the Basic White piece.

 ~On the white circle, stamp the whale in Blackberry Bliss and the sentiment in Old Olive.

~Adhere the Basic White circle to the Shaded Spruce scalloped circle then adhere to the front of the cardbase using dimensionals.

~Add the Opal Round embellishments.

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Grassy Grove Peaceful Cabin


My little cabin in the woods!

First off, this card is part of Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights for June and I am much appreciative of the opportunity to participate with such wonderfully talented cardmarkers.  

If you like my card, I humbly ask that you would click the link below to vote more me.  Don't worry, the info on how to make the card is here if you just scroll a little farther.

If you were able to snatch some of the New Horizons DSP before it just sold out, you were lucky! It was breathtakingly beautiful and paired perfectly with the Grove dies to create the stage for anything you wish to feature- in this case, a cabin. 
Stampsets Used:
Peaceful Cabin (retired from the Jul-Dec 2021)

Dies Used:
Grove Dies
Inspiring Canopy (retired from the Annual 21-22 catalog)

Paper Used:
New Horizons DSP
Evening Evergreen
Soft Sea Foam

Evening Evergreen
Soft Suede

  • Cut the variegated green 6x6 inch DSP into two pieces. (You will only use one.)

Use the Grove Dies to cut the tree canopy. Place it as shown so that you cut just to the bottom of the trees.

  • Cut the piece to 5½" wide by shaving ¼" off of each side.
  • Use whichever landscape scene from the New Horizons DSP you wish to use in the background. This one works well with my cabin scene.  Cut it to 5½" x 4".
  • Darken the bark of the trees using a Stampin' Blend (as shown) or whatever you have on hand.
  • Stamp the cabin from Peaceful Cabin in Soft Suede on Basic White scrap cardstock.
  • Use a Stampin' Blend marker (or whatever you have on hand) to color in the roof then use a Blender Pen to spread the Soft Suede.
  • Use the leaf dies from Inspiring Canopy to cut "bushes" out of scrap pieces of the variegated green DSP.
  • Let's assemble!!!  Adhere the tree canopy to the background DSP - only adhere on top and sides--- do not glue down the tree trunks yet!!!
  • After trimming you cabin, situate it amongst the trees as desired.
  • See the white around your cabin? Use Stampin' Blends to add color around the roof and porch. Don't worry about the bottom as it will be covered. Once colored, then you can adhere it.

  • Now you can adhere the tree trunks, then use those bushes to cover the bottom of the cabin and the tree trunks. Cut off any bushes that overlap the background paper.  Then adhere the cardfront to your Evening Evergreen cardbase.

  • Now stamp your sentiment in Evening Evergreen on Soft Sea Foam cardstock and add to the lower portion of the card. Add some Rustic Metallic dots.

That's it!!  Looks hard but it is really simple. Just let the paper and dies do all the work.

As demonstrators, we come across a lot of stampsets and dies and quite honestly, we just can't keep them all. So when they retire, they get sold. But the Peaceful Cabin has a special place in my heart. We moved into our "peaceful cabin" almost a year ago and absolutely love it!

I hope that you found your peaceful place too!