Six Special Cards!

Seri Aubain

Today I want to show you six pretty cards that I’ve received ~ and they’ve all been made by my talented customers and downline!

Su Mohr

Su has a blog where you can see her other beautiful creations!  CLICK HERE to go to her blog.


This beautiful northern lights card was watercolored by my downline Beeba.  When she stopped by to give me this card, her daughter Jia came along and brought her own beautiful creation for me, and I just had to post it for you!


Virginia Belmain

Donna K

Donna makes beautiful cards, and you can see more on her blog at

Thanks for stopping by today!!  If you haven’t finished your Christmas cards, I hope these beautiful creations gave you some ideas!

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A Very Special Fold!

Han banded angled

Today’s card is a special Hanukkah card.  I made this for some friends and wanted my card to be a “wow”!

Han closed flat

This card is a diamond fold card.  It’s a fun fold that opens up with a diamond shape.  After you remove the belly band, this is what you see.

Han part open flat

You open it by pulling the two sides.  It pulls back and this fun diamond pops to the top!

Han part open angled

This photo shows the progression when opening the card.  I’ve used the beautiful Floral Boutique dsp.  It’s so perfect for this card!

Han fully open flat

Here’s the card fully open.  It is a really fun fold.  I followed several tutorials on You Tube…just search for the “diamond fold” and you’ll find the directions.  Fabulous, right?

Han envie

Once I made the card and the belly band, I made a vellum envelope using our Envelope Punch Board.  Rather than sealing the envelope, I tied it up with Silver 1/8″ Ribbon.  I could only do this because I hand carried the card.  If you need to mail it, you would make the envelope out of card stock.

Han closed angled

The stamp used is the (retired) Jewish Celebrations.  I’ve kept this stamp set because it’s so pretty.  I’m sure you have some sets like that!

Han banded flat

Thanks for stopping by!  I love your comments ~ please let me know what you think!


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Stamps:  Jewish Celebrations (retired)
Ink:  Night of Navy
Paper:  Night of Navy and Whisper White card stock, Floral Boutique DSP, Fancy Frost Specialty DSP
Embellishments:  Silver Ribbon from 3/8″ Glitter Ribbon Combo Pack, Rhinestone Basic Jewels (large rhinestone from my stash)

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Tin of Ribbons!

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How many of you purchased the Tin of Tags from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog?  After you make the little tags, what did you do with your pretty red tin??

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How about filling it with some of our gorgeous ribbon?  This just really makes me happy!  I’ve got most of the ribbons I’m using right now in the tin, just waiting for me to grab one!

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Our Stampin’ Up! ribbons are so nice, why not display them and use them as a decor piece on your craft desk?  Really, I like to surround myself with pretty little displays like this.  It spurs my creativity 🙂

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Let me know what you think of my Tin of Ribbons!

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More Christmas Blessings! (GDP065)

GDP065 standing

Ok, so I have a problem…I can’t stop using all of our fabulous Christmas stamps…and I can’t help but use our brand new stamps from the Occasions Catalog (available January 4th)!  To solve my problem I combined them!

GDP065 banner

The colors used on today’s card are from this week’s Global Design Project Color Challenge.  They are SO pretty for this season!

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The pretty watercolored flowers and the little leaves are stamps from the new So In Love set.  And the sentiment is from the Christmas Pines set.  This is definitely my favorite Christmas sentiment.

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The flowers are watercolored on watercolor paper.  To get the shading, I watercolored the flowers once and then when they dried I went back in a second time to darken portions of each flower.

GDP065 finger straight

As I’ve been sitting here posting, my sweet little Elie has been sitting on my lap looking up at me.  I want you to see what I’m seeing…

Elie looking up at me

I can hardly work!!  Isn’t she too cute!  I think she wants me to stop and pet her 🙂

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Thank you for stopping by today!


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Stamps:  Christmas Pines, So In Love
Ink:  Crumb Cake and Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper:  Whisper White and Early Espresso card stock and Watercolor Paper
Tools:  Aqua Pen, Real Red Stampin’ Marker
Embellishments:  Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon, Delicate White Doilies

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Christmas Pineapple!

Pineapple flat

Welcome for the holidays!  The pineapple is the symbol of “welcome,” and it seems very appropriate at this time of year as we get together with family and friends!

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For today’s card, the fabulous Pineapple stamp was stamped in Real Red ink on the bottom, and Garden Green ink on the top.  I did a lot of “huffing” on the stamp before I pressed it down.  Huffing, or breathing on the stamp with your mouth open to moisten it, really helps to get a good, deep color.

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Tombow ink was lightly splattered all over the card (use an Aqua Pen and add some glue to the tip, then splatter).  While that was wet, I poured Gold Mica Flakes over the splatter.

Pineapple standing

A pretty bow tied with Gold Baker’s Twine finishes off the card.  What do you think about a Christmas pineapple card?  It might be a nice little gift to guests who visit your home over the next few weeks….


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Stamps:  Pineapple stamp
Ink:  Real Red and Garden Green 
Paper:  Whisper White card stock
Adhesive:  Tombow Liquid Glue
Embellishments:  Baker’s Twine Trio Pack, Mica Flakes Trio Pack

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Beautiful Luminaries!

Robin Luminaries Christmas

My friend and downline, Robin Daus, has created some beautiful luminaries and I just have to show them to you!  Aren’t they gorgeous?

Robin Luminaries Christmas angled 1

For this luminary she’s used the Merry Medley stamp and embossed it using copper embossing powder on vellum paper.  Cool, right?  I got to see this in person and let me tell you, it’s amazing!!

Robin Luminaries Chanukah

This Chanukah luminary is embossed in silver embossing powder, also on vellum paper.  She’s used the now retired Jewish Celebrations stamp set.

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The vellum is trimmed with our Silver Foil.  It’s genius the way she’s done this as it really grounds the luminary and makes it feel solid.

Robin Luminaries Chanukah angled

Truthfully, the luminaries are very light.  They are simply rolled to about a 3-1/2″ diameter and the edges affixed together.  Just set the rolled luminary over a battery-operated tea light and there you have it!  Darling!

Robin Luminaries Christmas angled

Thanks for stopping by today!  Robin doesn’t have a blog, but she will see any comments you leave for her 🙂  Also, if you hae any questions for her, leave it in a comment and she will answer you!!


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Stamps:  Merry Medley and Jewish Celebrations (now retired)
Ink:  Versamark Ink, Copper Embossing Powder and Silver Embossing Powder
Paper:  Vellum Paper, Gold Foil and Silver Foil
Tools:  Heat Tool

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Presents Nice!!

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Do you need some little gifts?  These Clear Tiny Treat Boxes are so great for table favors, party favors, tiny teacher gifts…anything!

Box 6

Mine are filled with individually wrapped peppermint candies, but you can fill the with anything.  And, you can decorate them any way you like!

Box 1

These are wrapped in This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper (in the Annual Catalog).  Pine branches cut with the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies peek out from behind a flower punched from the Petite Petals Punch.  The Gold Glimmer Paper flower was punched with a retired punch I have in my stash 🙂

Box 5

I think these are just TOO cute!  And, they are a snap to make.  I bet you can think of some fabulous things to do with them!


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Box:  Clear Tiny Treat Boxes
Paper:  This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Gold Glimmer Paper,
Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler card stock
Tools:  Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Petite Petals Punch

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Copper Christmas!

Copper star standing

The star is a spectacular symbol of Christmas, and so traditional and classic.  The Starlight Thinlits Dies have to be the most beautiful star dies ever, and this particular die is my favorite of the set!

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I tried to keep this card neutral, letting the copper stand out.  To give some texture to the card, I did a light neutral watercolor wash on Watercolor Paper.  Then I copper embossed some little bitty stars over that, and finished off with a splatter of Black Archival Ink.

Copper star flat

A thin strip of musical note dsp was glued onto the bottom of the watercolored panel and then the beautiful Copper Foil star was set on with Dimensionals.  This was all layered on top of a piece of Copper Foil and a Very Vanilla card base.

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This card is going to someone special for Christmas!  What about you?  Have you made a special card for a special person in your life this season?  I’d love to know, leave me a comment and tell me about it!  I love your comments!


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Stamps:  Christmas Pines (for the tiny stars)
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Versamark, Black Archival Ink
Paper:  Very Vanilla card stock, Watercolor Paper, Copper Foil, This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper
Tools:  Starlight Framelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Aqua Pens


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Wonder of Christmas!

Angel envie

The Christmas season has officially begun!!  Joy to the World!!!  I just love this darling angel and she perfectly expresses my joy this season!

Angel down R2

The angel and the stars (another stamp in the set) are heat embossed in white and then the whole panel is sponged with Sweet Sugarplum ink.  Doesn’t it just seem appropriate that we use Sweet Sugarplum at this time of the year?

Angel flat

The angel panel is mounted on a background piece of Sweet Sugarplum card stock and then everything is set on a Whisper White card base.

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So let’s enjoy this wonderful time of year!  Even though we have lots to do, let’s try to be thankful and give joy to others during this season.  That’s my goal and I hope you’ll join me!


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Stamps:  Wonder of Christmas
Ink:  Versamark and White Embossing Powder
Paper:  Whisper White and Sweet Sugarplum card stock
Tools:  Sponge Daubers, Heat Tool
Embellishments:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels

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Holiday Craft: Rolled Paper Tree!

Rolled Tree flat

Need a quick Christmas craft?  This is a fun one!  I’m casing this project from several that I saw at World Card Making Day in Atlanta.  It’s an easy little project!

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For mine, I made the tree on a 5″ x 7″ piece of Kraft Paper.  I wanted to display the finished tree on this blackboard clipboard, but this standard size will fit in an open frame also.

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You simply roll 2″ wide pieces of designer series paper (this is Candy Cane Lane dsp) around a pencil.  You will want to pre-cut your pieces in varying lengths (I started at 4″ long and progressed down from there).  Roll on a pencil and affix with Tear & Tape Adhesive.  After you have all the little rolls made, arrange them on the Kraft Paper.  I also used Tear & Tape Adhesive to stick them down, but think a hot glue gun would work.  I used two short rolls of Chocolate Chip card stock for the tree trunk.

Rolled Tree standing

A sweet Real Red bow made with the Bow Builder Punch finishes off the tree.  I love the way it turned out!  In a few weeks I’m going to be part of a make and take event and this is one of the projects I’m contributing!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving week!


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Paper:  Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper, Kraft Paper,
Real Red and Chocolate Chip card stock
Tools:  Bow Builder Punch
Adhesive:  Tear & Tape Adhesive

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