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!