Fall Burlap Bouquet!

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Hi Friends!  Happy Monday!  Here’s a pretty burlap bouquet to start off your week!  It’s made with some goodies from the October Paper Pumpkin, can you guess what those items are?

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The little burlap bag was cut in half, then lined with the Tangelo Twist sequin trim.  The clothespin and the “sweet” stamp ~ all of these items are from this month’s Paper Pumpkin!  Lots of fun stuff in there!

Sweet Posies InstaThe Pansy Punch and the Petite Petals Punch made quick work of the bouquet, with a single sequin in the centers.  I scrunched up the Hello Honey and Tangelo Twist card stock after punching and then pulled the petals forward with my bone folder.

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Pretty Little Pumpkin Boxes!

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These are the cutest little boxes!  They’re made from the Curvy Keepsake Box Die and it has to be one of my favorite things in the Holiday Catalog!  Don’t you think they are adorable?

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This one is made from Tangerine Tango card stock.  The leaves are actually feathers cut from the Feather Die.  They make super cute leaves!

Keepsake green 2These little cuties are made from the Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper.  These Curvy Keepsake Boxes are so much fun to make, you just can’t stop making them :-)

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These boxes are going to be so great for gifts all through the holidays.  I’m already planning on making some to put on each plate at Thanksgiving dinner, and I’m thinking of them with little candies for Christmas.  The ideas are endless.  Click on the pictures below to find out more:

Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Dies

Curvy Keepsake Box

 Feathers Framelit Dies

Feathers Dies


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BRAND NEW: Gentle Peace Stamp Set!

Gentle PeaceThis GORGEOUS photopolymer stamp set is brand new at Stampin’ Up!, and just in time for our Christmas cards!  It was created to coordinate well with our Blendabiities.

On the card you see above, the pretty embossed border is made with the Filigree Frame Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, one of my favorites in the Holiday Catalog!

Click on the photos below to learn more:

Gentle Peace set

Filagree Frame EF

These two items are some of the pretties products Stampin’ Up! has debuted this Christmas.  Combining them together creates an amazing card, just perfect for sending out this year!

Be sure you get yours while they last!  Click on either of the pictures above to go straight to my store.  Thanks so much for stopping by today :-)

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Beautiful Cards by Bunny!

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Today my Guest Stamper is my friend Virginia Belmain ~ we call her “Bunny.”  And she makes beuuuutiful cards!!  Here are four of her recent cards ~ I knew you’d love to see them!

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Doesn’t she make gorgeous flowers?  She’s used the Flower Frenzy Big Z die and the Petite Petals Punch on the card above.  I love the bow!

Bunny 4On this card she used the Decorative Label Punch for the sentiment.  She punched it out of the two different colors.  The background punched label is cut in half and separated just a bit.  Then the two halves are affixed to the back of the yellow label so they frame it perfectly.

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Don’t you love Bunny’s cards?  She doesn’t have a blog, but she will see any comments you leave here :-)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


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Bridal Envelope Book!

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Oh dear, it’s been a few days since I’ve posted to my blog!  I’ve been working hard in my craft room making an envelope book for a sweet bride!  Here are some photos of the various pages.

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The bride’s colors are purple, silver/grey, and black.  Bet you can guess which beautiful new color I used…yep, Blackberry Bliss!!

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So, an envelope book is a little book made with envelopes.  You trim off the envelope flap and then each envelope becomes a page of the book!  At the bridal shower, each person attending writes a prayer or some advice for the new bride on a little card and slips it into one of the envelopes.  The bride goes home with a beautiful book filed with prayers and encouragement for her new life!

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Silly me, I was working on the book right up to the last minute, and I forgot to take a photo of the cover and the completed book :-(  So today I only have copies of the pages for you.  I’m so sorry.

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There were 8 pages in the book and I decorated the front and back of each envelope/page, as well as the cover of the book.  Most everything in my craft room was out all over the place!  There’s really too much to give you all the details, but if you have any questions, just leave a comment or email me and I’ll tell you what I used.

Here is a link to the other bridal envelope book I made earlier this year.  It shows the completed book and the cover.  CLICK HERE to see it.



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Pretty October Colors for the Pals! (PPA223)

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Don’t you love October with it’s beautiful colors and foliage?  It’s a nice time of year to make cards as we anticipate the holidays…  And with the pretty colors for this week’s Pals Paper Arts Challenge we have a great opportunity to make a card!

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I just returned from vacation in Massachusetts and I have to say it was gorgeous!  It’s quite a change from San Diego, and I find that I still have fall leaves on my mind!

The Kinda Eclectic stamp set is one  of my favorites, especially those leaves.  For this card I cut several stamped leaves by hand (fussy cut) to create the bouquet in the center.  The sentiment is from the new For All Things set from the Holiday Catalog.

Pretty Pointer:  When you have a sentiment stamp and only want to use a portion of the stamp (as is the case with the hello fall stamp used here), use a Stampin’ Write Marker to color just the words or section of the stamp you want to use.  That’s what I did here with this sentiment.  I only wanted to use hello, so I colored just that word of the stamp with a Tangelo Twist Stampin’ Write Marker!

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And don’t forget about the envelope!  For this card I used the Envelope Liner Framelits to line the envelope with coordinating paper.  It makes the card look so professional!


Stamp: Kinda Eclectic
Ink: Tangelo Twist
Paper: Tangelo Twist, Basic Black and Very Vanilla card stock, 2014-16 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack, Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper
Tools:  Mosaic Madness Embossing Folder, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Tea Lace Doilies, Basic Black Baker’s Twine, Venetian Crochet Trim, Very Vintage Designer Buttons, Orange Sequins from  October Paper Pumpkin

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Apothecary Accents ~ a Card and a Deal!

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Apothecary Accents ~ beautiful dies for beautiful cards!  And guess what?  They are on sale!!

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Beautiful Bloom!

Beautiful BloomHello, hi, how are you today?  Today’s card is a happy card, and I hope it makes you happy!  This beautiful bloom is from the Bloom with Hope Hostess Set and it sure is beautiful.  It’s been colored with the Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities with a few dots of a white gel pen in the center.

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I’ve been playing with different shabby chic techniques.  On this card I distressed some of the edges with the Distress Tool and sponged Crumb Cake Ink on the panels and the doily. The leaves are made out of vellum sponged with a bit of Crumb Cake Ink.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a great week!

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Green Thanks!

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Blackberry Bliss and Pear Pizzaz is my favorite color combination right now, and this card really shows it off!  This is one of the beautiful stamps in the Seasonally Scattered stamp set.

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The lines on the leaves are made with my bone folder…just draw them right on there!  It makes them look so real!  (I think I got a bit carried away with my Gorgeous Grunge stamp on this card, too many dots all over!)

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Sweet Baby Bunny!

Baby Bunny envie Sweet baby bunny!  I love this little bunny, he looks a bit like The Velveteen Rabbit, don’t you think?  He’s from the stamp set called “Baby, We’ve Grown,” which is a very versatile stamp set that everyone should have in their stamp stack! Baby We've Grown Clear133089G The bunny was colored by hand using a Blender Pen and a White Gel Pen.  It made him stand out a little more :-) Baby Bunny cuThis card combines Blushing Bride and Lost Lagoon–a soft pink and blue.  These colors allow you to make baby cards ahead of knowing whether it’s a boy or a girl!  Sometimes we need to prepare a baby card ahead, right? Baby Bunny 1DON’T FORGET:  Only through October 6th – 15-20% off selected stamps, ink, paper and adhesives!  See the full list by clicking the photo below:

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