Art Gallery ~ Manic Monday 5 Minute Card

 Welcome back to another Manic Monday!!!

Here is my 5 Minute Card for today using Stamps, Ink and Paper!  


Art Gallery (Item #158201)


Old Olive - 8½" x 4¼", scrap piece that is ½" x 3"
Blackberry Bliss - cut to 4½" x 3¼"
Basic White- cut to 4" x 3", scrap piece that is ½" x 3"


Blackberry Bliss
Fresh Freesia

Brushed Brass Butterflies
Painted Texture 3D embossing folder

Have a few minutes??  Gather your supplies and come along!  

It is amazing how an embossing folder can "step up" a simple card.  

Need to get your hand on these supplies??  They have been conveniently added to a cart for you - just remove the items you already have.


Hope you have a great week and I will see you back here next Monday!

Christmas Lights ~ Customer Appreciation Card


Get this card and tutorial from me!!

Place an order of any size with me before December 15th and I will send you this card and the tutorial as a small token of my appreciation.

This card is also part of a Blog Hop.  What does that mean??  At the bottom of this section, you will see links to many talented stampers who can't wait to show you wait they have been stamping.  Just click the link and hop on over to the next blog.  But wait!!! Before you do, take a look at the items I used to make this card and place your order to get yours today!

Since the first snow flurries fell yesterday, snowflakes are on my mind.  This card front is so beautiful that it can be displayed all season!  Just place your sentiment on the inside!


Christmas Lights stampset

Twinkling Lights dies


Polished Pink/ Basic White cardstock

Glimmer Specialty Paper - 12 x 12

Smoky Slate 


Just place an order and you will get this card (blank inside) and the written tutorial so that you can create your own. You will want to get the stampset, dies, and specialty paper before they retire or are sold out!

Just follow the link to shop with me! Any order, any size, no host code needed.  I appreciate your support of my small business!


Okay, so now you can hop on over to the next blog.  Happy Stamping!

Season of Chic

 November's team appreciation card!

All of my team members will get this card for FREE this month!  

This card has also been entered in the Kylie Bertucci's International Highlights Gallery and I humbly ask that you click on the image below and vote for me.  If my card wins, I get to enter another card to be showcased with the other 9 winners in a special blog hop with Kylie!!!    Thank you!!


Season of Chic stampset and die bundle
Stitched Rectangles


Soft Succulent Card base- cut to 5½" x 8½", scored at 4¼" 
Evening Evergreen- 5¼"  x 4"
Petal Pink- scrap
Basic White - plus scrap

DSP/Specialty Paper:

Texture Chic DSP - 5 strips cut to ¾" x 4" 
Rose Gold - scrap of the Matte finish 


Soft Succulent
Blushing Bride


Irridescent Pearls


  • Adhere your cut strips of DSP to the Evening Evergreen piece as shown in the card photo.
  • Use the Stitched Rectangles die to cut the Petal Pink cardstock.  Then stamp the background "swoosh" with Soft Succulent (STAMPED OFF) and the sentiment in Soft Succulent.  Adhere to the Evening Evergreen layer.
  • Stamp the shell in Blushing Bride on the Basic White scrap and use the die to cut it out. Adhere it with a dimensional.
  • Use the die to cut the small shell from the matte finish paper in the Rose Gold Specialty Paper pack. Adhere it using Mini Glue Dots or liquid glue. 
  • Add your Irridescent Pearls.
  • Adhere the layer to the front of your Soft Succulent card base.
Do you want to step it up???  
    Stamp the sentiment with Versamark and use the gold embossing powder and your heat tool!

Would you like to join my team and get all the advantages of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator (you don't have to sell- I promise)?  Just click the link below to find out how!!

Would you like help shopping for the items used on this card??   Just click the shopping list below and simply remove the items you already have at home!

Grassy Grove ~ Manic Monday 5 Minute Card

 It's just another Manic Monday!

Let's make this 5 minute card!!

Stampset and Dies:

Grassy Grove stampset and dies


Crumb Cake - cut to 5½" x 8½", scored at 4¼" ; scrap for deer
Pool Party - cut to 5¼" x 4"
Basic White - cut to 5" x 3¾",  scrap piece for sentiment


Crumb Cake
Chalk Marker to make the spots

You can watch the video from my Facebook Live or use the written tutorial below. 


  • Adhere the Pool Party to the Crumb Cake card base.
  • Place the tree canopy die centered on the Basic White cardstock and cut it out.  Adhere to the Pool Party layer with liquid glue.
  • Die cut the deer from the Crumb Cake scraps and adhere to the card with liquid glue.  Apply the spots to the fawn with the Chalk Marker.
  • Stamp the sentiment in Crumb Cake ink onto the Basic White scrap and trim as needed. Apply to the cardfront with dimensionals.

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Cottage Wreaths


Welcome to another Manic Monday!!! 

 Let's make a 5 minute card!

In honor of Halloween, let's make a Halloween themed card.  But don't worry, the Cottage Wreath stampset and dies have elements for Thanksgiving, Fall and Christmas also.  I love it when a stampset will take me through the whole last quarter of the year!  I will show you more about this set in the video.


Cottage Wreaths Bundle


Basic Black - cut to 5½" x 8½", scored at 4¼" ; 4" x ¼"
Basic White - 4" x 5¼", plus scrap
Pumpkin Pie - scrap


He's the Man DSP - 4" x 2"


Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Cajun Craze

Here is the video showing you how it all comes together.

Are you interested in any of the stampsets, paper and tools that you saw here today?? Just follow this LINK to shop with me!  If you have any questions, please contact me at I am always happy to help!

Covered Notebooks


Covered with He's the Man DSP 
and decorated with Trees for Sale dies.

 Take a $1 notebook and turn it into a great gift! 

Just look what you can do!! Let me show you how easy it is to recover your notebook! 

Dollar Store Notebooks

Covered with Sun PrintsDSP and retired DSP
and decorated with Eden and Blossoming Happiness dies.

I have been wanting to do this for years and couldn't figure it out.  I bought the retired notebook punch from Stampin' Up! thinking that it would work.... Nope.    But this works, every time.....

Items needed:

  • Cheap notebook (Seriously, I paid $1 the local Family Dollar.)
  • Hole paper punch 
  • Stampin' Seal + adhesive or tape runner
  • Temporary adhesive

  • Carefully tear a piece of paper out of the notebook.  It's okay, they won't know that there are only 59 sheets instead of 60. Trust me.

  • Pick the DSP that you want to use. Then line up the left edge of your sheet to the left edge of your DSP.  (Make sure that the side of DSP that you want to show on the FRONT of your notebook is facing UP.)  Use a temporary adhesive to adhere it - lightly!

  • Use your hole punch and punch each hole using the notebook sheet as the template. You may have carpal tunnel syndrome by the time you make several of these..... do a few at a time!  No crafting injuries!   (If you grabbed a notebook from Staples with the tiny holes, you will need a smaller hole punch.  I found that the $1 notebooks work the best as the holes are a little bigger.) 

  • Separate the papers and roll off the temporary adhesive. Now snip the left edge of the DSP into the holes.

  • Use your fingers or something smaller to push the DSP down over the notebook spirals.

  • Now add your adhesive to the front of your notebook and carefully turn over your DSP "page", align and press down.

  • Trim off the excess DSP around the Notebook cover.

  • It is THAT easy!!!
  • If you want to cover the back, just use that same notebook sheet for the template again.  Follow the instructions but this time, you want to make sure that the side of the DSP that you want to show on the back of your notebook is facing DOWN before you punch your holes.

Now decorate it any way you like.  These make great camping journals, prayer journals, gratitude gifts.  Makes a perfect gift for those in personal care homes or maybe even for your kid at college!


Hello Harvest


Welcome to Manic Monday 5 Minute Card Class!

Today's card features the Hello Harvest stampset and the Rustic Harvest designer series paper.

Here are the paper dimensions if you would like to prepare and follow along:


Cajun Craze - cut to 5½" x 8½", scored at 4¼" 

Mossy Meadow - cut to 1¼" x 3"

Basic White - scrap piece for sentiment


Cardfront - cut to 4" x 5¼" ( I used the pumpkins)

Mossy Meadow vine print - 1" x 3"

Cajun Craze print - ½" x 3"

White print - 1" x 3"


Tuxedo Black Memento Ink

Crumb Cake

The video shows how easy it is to put it all together!

If you want to get your hands on this beautiful paper and stampset before it is gone, just click on my shopping link!!!  Don't wait as the Rustic Harvest paper is in short supply!  CLICK HERE TO SHOP

No More Ugly Tissue Boxes

Tired of ugly tissue boxes??? Me too!!!!!
Let's make our own!!

 I have been wanting to do this for over a year but other projects took priority.  But every time I looked at that ugly tissue box in my living room, I cringed.  The new colors and designs are horrendous.  Why can't they just do tan or blue..... nope, they have to make them purple and psychedelic! 

I was so excited to have found a template online and thought I was "in business" but it called for 12 x 12 inch paper (who has that anymore?) and when I put it together, the darn tissue box would not fit in it.  So, I did some math for you and created a template that uses letter size cardstock.  Oh, and did I mention that I did the math???? You're welcome.

Items needed:

~2 pieces of 8½" x 11" cardstock (for the sides and bottom of your box)

~Cardstock cut to 6⅞" x 6⅞" (for the lid)

~Die to cut opening in lid such as large oval from Stitched Shapes but you can use others

~Stampin' Seal+ and Tombow glue

~Scorer and Trimmer

Here are the templates:

    The dotted lines are score lines and the solid lines are cut lines.



The video walks you through the scoring, cutting and putting your box together.  

Now decorate any way you want!!

I am happy to answer any questions! Just e-mail me at  
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Gratitude Gum Gift


The little Corgi and the sentiment in "Glad We're Together" were just begging me to use them in a gratitude gift and the Bazooka gum was the perfect treat.

The wrap-style gift packaging is quick and easy and the measurements can be altered for other brands and sizes.

Items needed:

Glad We're Friends stampset 
Crumbcake cardstock - 8½" x  3¼" (scored at 2⅝", 3", 5½", 5⅞")
Sweet Sorbet cardstock - 7½" x 1"
Thick Basic White cardstock - scrap piece
Early Espresso ink
Tuxedo Black Memento ink
Stampin' Blends markers of your choice to color

Let's make this together.  Here is the video:

This is a great stampset for all your animal lover friends!

I hope you enjoy this treat idea and will use it to share your gratitude.