Fabulous Friend




Everyone loves to know that someone cherishes their friendship.  This card will leave no doubt!  I created this card with the help of two challenges….sketch and color challenges really give you a creative jump start.

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  • The A2 card base is Delightful Dijon cardstock and the DSP panel is from the Petals & Posies Designer Series Paper Pack on a mat of Cajun Craze cardstock.


  • The focal point is a flower created from a die in the Paisleys Framelits collection.  It was cut out 3x each in Delightful Dijon and Cajun Craze.
  • I used glue dots to adhere it to the Mint Macaron doilie from the In-Color doilies and added a gold enamel dot to the center.
  • The sentiment, from the Banners for You stamp set, is heat embossed in copper embossing powder and cut out with a die from the Bunch of Banners Framelits.



  • The inside sentiment is perfect for a friendship card.  It’s from the Layering Love stamp set and is stamped in Cajun Craze.

I hope that you enjoyed this card and perhaps have a friend in mind that would be so happy to receive a handmade card from you.

Take care,


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Get Well Wishes


Today’s card share is a Get Well card that is sure to make anyone feel better.  I guess any woman or girl, as it is a bit feminine.

I used two challenges to draw my inspiration from…

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Here are the details:

  • The card base is Whisper White thick cardstock with a mat of Rich Razzleberry.
  • The DSP, cut in 1/2″ strips, is from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Pack.


  • The cheerful flower spray is made from the Flower Patch stamp set and Flower Fair framelit dies along with the Jar of Love stamp set and Everyday Jars framelits.  I did have to fussy cut the fern-like leaves but they are so lacy looking once they are cut out that it was worth the effort.
  • The petite sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and cut out using the Bunch of Banners framelits.


  • The inside sentiment is from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and is stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink.

I really enjoyed making this card and loved both the color combination and the sketch.  I hope you enjoyed it as well.  Thanks for stopping by today.



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Garden in Bloom Birthday


Today’s cheerful birthday card features Stampin’ Up’s Garden in Bloom stamp set.  I’ve had this set since it first came out in last year’s catalog and this is the first time using it.  Not sure what I was waiting for!

The color inspiration for this card came from The Paper Player’s color challenge…


My first inclination was a Halloween card but as you can see I went in a totally different direction.


Here’s the details:

  • The  card base is Basic Black with a thin strip of Pumpkin Pie glimmer paper on each side of the Whisper White panel.
  • The flowers are stamped in Pumpkin Pie and leaves in Wild Wasabi.  Since Garden in Bloom is a two-step stamp set, I stamped off once to fill in the flowers.
  • I created a mask by stamping the outline stamp on a Post-It note and cutting it out.  Using a Post-It allows the mask to adhere to the cardstock and prevents it from shifting during stamping.
  • The sentiment is from the Birthday Bloom stamp set and is stamped in Basic Black Archival ink.
  • A few sequins from the Metallics Sequins Assortment finish off the front.


  • The inside sentiment is from the Cottage Greetings stamp set.
  • A panel of Pumpkin Pie Designer Series Paper and Basic Black gives a little added interest to in the inside as well.

Thanks for looking in today.




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Thankful for You and Vintage Leaves

Happy Monday….today I am playing along with the Pals Paper Arts #321 color challenge…


This color palette screamed Fall to me, so I brought out the Vintage Leaves stamp set to create today’s card.


This card is very clean and simple and came together very quickly.

Here’s the details:

  • The A2 (4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″) card base is Very Vanilla with a mat of Elegant Eggplant cut 1/8″ smaller.
  • The leaves are stamped on another piece of Very Vanilla in Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry.  I used a mask cut from a Notestix to achieve the overlapping look of the leaves.
  • The sentiment is from the Sheltering Tree stamp set and is stamped in Elegant Eggplant.


  • I kept the inside blank for a personal note and just added the same cardstock panels that are on the front.


  • I always embellish the envelope.  This time it was just stamped with a matching leaf.  This is so quick and easy and really let’s the recipient know that there is something special waiting inside!

I hope that your week is off to a good start and that you are enjoying a little Fall where you are.  Thanks for checking in on my card today.


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