NaBloPoMo Day 16: Merry Christmas Apothecary Card

Are you ready for another Christmas card made with the “Special Season” stamp set?  This one is completely different than the one I posted yesterday. I stamped the Christmas tree in Crumb Cake ink on Whisper White card stock. The card stock was then cut with the Apothecary Framelits die. I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake to achieve an older look (kind of vintage, do you think?) The “Merry Christmas” was stamped in Cherry Cobbler. I colored the pine cones and spruce branches with the Stampin’ markers and stamped it.

The background is Cherry Cobbler Core’dination card stock, embossed with the Pretty Print folder and sanded with the Sanding Block to make it really stand out.  I added a 1-1/4″ Burlap ribbon (on sale this week for $7.46 instead of $9.95! Get it before November 18! Click here to order it now!)

Special Season Apothecary


Stamp set: Special Season, Greetings of the Season

CS and paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Core’dinations Cherry Cobbler

Ink: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Markers.

Tools: Big Shot, Pretty Print embossing folder, Apothecary Collection Framelits, Sanding Block

Accessories: 1-1/4 Burlap ribbon

Artisan Award Entry #5: Pop-up Pinwheel card

Welcome to Day 5!  Today’s card was probably the most complicated of the five cards I made for the Artisan Award Contest.  It’s a pop-up card or a 2-steps card.  I just made my own template (basically trial and error).  I wanted that the pinwheels stand-up when you open the card and that was a real challenge!  Some were falling down, so I ended up putting little paper brackets at the back so they couldn’t fall.  I wished I had taken some pictures from the side so you could see better how it’s made, but I guess I didn’t think about it… Since I don’t have the card anymore, it’s now too late. The challenge was that nothing sitck out the card when it’s closed.  (Seem kind of obvious, but when you fold the card, everything shift up, so it’s trickier than you think!)

I used the Sizzlit Pinwheel die (from last year mini-catalogue) and make 6 of them.  I used different buttons and brads to attach them in the center.   The super colorful Designer Paper ” Sunshine & Sprinkles” (now retired) inspired me this card.


Here’s the inside: A real surprise when you open the card!!!

pinwheel inside

close-up details:

pinwheel close-up


Make a Cake, Word Play, You’re Amazing, Pretty Petites  stamp sets;

Whisper White, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Old Olive Card Stock; Sunshine & Sprinkles, Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper; Bright Collection Designer Series Paper Stack;

Basic Gray, Pacific Blue, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pads; Pacific Blue, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers;

Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin Glitter;

Big Shot, Oval Collection Framelits Dies, Pinwheel Sizzlits S Die, Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies, Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies; 1-3/4” Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Petite Curly Label Punch;

Vintage Faceted Designer Button, Brights Designer button;  3/8” Designer Printed Brads; 3/16” Neutral and Brights brads, 1/8” Mini brads, Rhinestone Basic Jewels; Paper- Piercing Tool and Piercing Mat, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue dots, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Snail adhesive.

40th Anniversary card

My in-laws celebrated their 40th anniversary in March. I wanted to make a really special card for them! 40 years together is truly amazing!

So here’s the card I made for them. The flowers were made with the Boho Blossom punch and the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch pack. I sponged each flower for a softer look. The background was embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper folder and sponged with Crumb Cake ink. I used the Apothecary framelits to cut the shapes around the “40”.

anniversaire 40e


Stamp set: Voeux Mignons

CS and paper: Natural White, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi

Ink: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder

Tools: Big Shot, Apothecary framelits, Vintage Wallpaper folder, Little Leaves Sizzlits die, Timeless Type Alphabet, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Piercing tool

Accessories: Basic pearl, Basic rhinestones

More new products from the new mini-catalogue

I made these 2 cards at my last team meeting and as I told you yesterday, I thought I would share them with you!

The first one is made with the new stamp set called “Rain or Shine”.  It’s super cute, especially for a baby shower or a bridal shower invitation! We also used the new “Cloudy Day” embossing folder.  The Apothecary Framelits dies was used to cut the shape for the greeting…

Rain or Shine


Stamp set: Rain or Shine *NEW*

Ink: Primrose Petals, Basic Gray

CS and paper: Whisper White, Core’dinations Pool Party

Tools: Big Shot and Cloudy Day embossing folder *NEW*, Apothecary Framelits dies.

Here’s the Rain and Shine stamp set:

Rain or Shine set

The second card is quite simple but with a stamp as bold as the one we used from the new set called “Feel Goods”, you don’t need to add a lot to make your card! This set has many nice quotes as you can see:

Feel Goods set

To make this card, we used the new designer series paper from the Sale-a-bration free prodcuts, that you can earn for free starting Jan.22, when you spend $60 on any products! Make sure to check my Blog next week as I will post many cards made with the Sale-a-bration free goodies!!!

Feel Goods


Stamp set: Feel Goods *NEW*

CS and paper: Pool Party, Whisper White, Sycamore Street DSP (*SALE-A-BRATION)

Ink: Rich Razzleberry

Tools: Big Shot and Label Collection Framelits die

Accessories: Tangerine Tango satin ribbon (*SALE-A-BRATION)

One-Layer Christmas Cards

This is very unsual for me to do a one-layer card… But I’m happy with these ones: I think they look simple and elegant at the same time… Let me know which one you prefer!

I used the Apothecary Framelits die to make my template and sponge the inside of the frame with Bashful Blue.  Then I colored the fir tree with the Stampin’ Markers in Old Olive and Chocolate Chip. I stamped it once, then without adding more ink, I stamped it two more times, but I put my “mask” first. I added some Dazzling Diamond glitters on the tree and stamped the greeting in Raspberry Ripple.

I changed the tree for the deer from “Christmas Deer” set and stamped it in Early Expresso…


Stamp set: Lovely as a tree, Christmas Deer, Greetings of the Season, Voeux Indémodables

Ink: Bashful Blue, Raspberry Ripple, Early Espresso, Stampin’ Markers in Old Olive and Chocolate Chip

Tools: Big Shot and Apothecary Framelits Dies

Others: 2-Way glue and Dazzling Diamond glitters

Halloween card with Googly Ghouls

I know Halloween cards are not as popular as Christmas cards but I couldn’t resist to make one!!! I used the Googly Ghouls, which is part of the Monthly Bundle kit that you can get at 15% off!!! Check this other post to see what’s included in the kit:

I used both the Extra Large and Large Oval punches for the mummy and the BOOOO stamps.  In the background, you can see a shape from the Apothecary Framelits dies (in Pumpkin pie card stock) and a Basic Black rectangle embossed with the new Chevron embossing folder. To imitate two black brads, I used 2 little circles that I punched out with the Owl Builder punch.  The card base is Old Olive and is stamped with the bat stamp in Basic Black.

Stamp set: Googly Ghouls

CS and paper: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Basic Black

Ink: Basic Black

Tools and punches: Big Shot and Chevron embossing folder, Apothecary Framelits, Extra-Large Oval punch,  Owl punch

Accessories: Googly eye


Mixed Bunch and Papillon Potpourri “Step-up” version

So yesterday I told you I would do some “upgrades” on the same card…  Look carefully at the new card and compare it to the picture from yesterday.  It’s almost like a “Find the error” type of game!!!  Can you spot the differences? (There’s quite a few!)

First I used the Apothecary Framelits to cut the white piece at the back. I used the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack to punch the holes on the border.  So easy to use since you already have the template made for you!!! For the flower, I made it pretty much the same as yesterday (check yesterday’s post for the technique) but I added some Dazzling Diamonds to add a little sparkle!  I ran the leaves throught the crimper to add some texture.  (I’m still sad that the crimper is now retired!!!)

For the butterfly, I stamped it on Daffodil Delight card stock (instead of Pumpkin Pie) with Early Espresso ink. I used the blender pen to color it with Pumpkin Pie, Calypso Coral and Early Espresso. It looks more real this way. I like it way better!!!

The background is also different, I stamped little flowers in Daffodil Delight and embossed it with the Fancy Fan folder.  I changed the Large Oval greeting for a little “pennant” shape and added a Calypso Coral Organza ribbon to complete the card makeover!

Here’s a close-up of the butterfly:

Stamp set: Mixed Bunch, Papillon Potpourri, Voeux Mignons

CS and paper: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla

Ink: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso

Tools and punches: Elegant Butterfly punch, Blossom punch, Big shot, Fancy Fan embossing folder, Apothecary Framelits, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper Piecing tool, blender pen,

Accessories: Dazzling Diamond glitter,  Calyso Coral Organza ribbon, Basic Pearl, 2-way glue pen.