Good as Gold Birthday Card with “Dazzling” Crystal Effect

Today, we make a sparkly birthday card with Dazzling diamonds and Crystal Effect! Do you like the joyful dots in the background? The paper comes from the FREE Sale-a-bration card kit “Good as Gold”. Get it now until you can! The Sale-a-bration is ending in less than 3 weeks!

The flame of each candle was cut with the Bird Builder punch (with the bird wing) and colored with a little bit of Pumpkin Pie ink using the Blender pen. The flame of each candle was covered with Crystal Effect and before it dries,  I sprinkled some dazzling diamonds to make them really shiny!    The dazzling diamonds glitters get caught in the crystal effect as it dries.  The candles were embossed with the Stripes and Chevron embossing folders. I used the Curly Label punch to cut the shape at the top of the candle. The trick is to insert only one end of your strip from the top of the punch.

Good as Gold birthday candles

Good as gold birthday candles2


Stamp set: Itty Bitty Banners

CS and paper: Basic Black, Island Indigo, Pistachio Pudding, Daffodil Delight, Good as Gold card kit (SAB item)

Ink: Island Indigo, Pumpkin Pie

Tools: Bird Builder punch, Curly Label punch, Big Shot, Stripes and Chevron embossing folders, Blender pen.

Accessories: Crystal Effect, Dazzling diamonds glitters

Hearts a Flutter Valentine’s Day Card

There’s a few new stamp sets in the Occasion mini-catalogue that coordinates with Framelits.  I really love them!  No more tedious cutting!!! Best even is that you can buy the stamp set and the Framelits dies together, as a bundle, and save 15%!  Today’s I’m using the Hearts a Flutter bundle.  Check it out on p. 11! (Click on the left hand side to view the mini-catalogue.)

I used that set for this Valentine’s Day card that we’ll be making at my Monthly Card Class on January 25th, at 7:00 pm. Register early if you want to come, as space is limited! Just email me at to reserve your spot.  We’ll be using the new “sandable” Real Red Core-dination card stock and this new stamp set!

Hearts a flutter

Here’s the stamp set and the Framelits dies. Even though it’s more of a Valentine’s Day set, you can use the fanions and flags for many other occasions.  Therefore, it’s much more versatile! I always love to use my “stuff” for many different ways! You get more value for your money!!!

Hearts a flutter bundle

Material used:

Stamp set: Hearts a Flutter *NEW*, Teeny Tiny Whises, Itty Bitty Banner,

CS and paper: Real Red Core-dinations card stock *NEW*, Natural White, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Real Red glimmer paper, First Edition Specialty paper

Ink: StazOn Black ink, Real Red

Tools: Modern Label punch, Owl Builder punch, Stampin’ Sanding system, Big Shot and Hearts a Flutter Framelits dies, Chevron Embossing Folder

Love the new pinwheel Sizzlits S die!

Pinwheels always make great cards!  I used to make them by hands but now, it’s even easier with the new Pinwheel die!!! At only $5.95, it’s really affordable so you shouldn’t deprive yourself! It goes really well with the new stamp set “Wishes Your Way” that I used in the following card:

Pinwheel birthday

I used Designer Series paper from the Patio Party collection for the pinwheel and the stripe.  The colors I used for this card are mostly from the new 2012-2014 In Color: Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals and Summer Starfruit. I also used Baja Breeze for the background.  The little butterflies are from the “Make a cake” stamp set.

Here’s the list of material:

Stamp sets:  Make a cake, Itty Bitty Banner, Wishes your Way *NEW*

CS and Paper: Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Patio Party DSP

Ink: Midnight Muse

Tools: Big Shot and Pinwheel Sizzlits S die *NEW*, Beautiful Wings Embosslits.

Accessories: Brad Bright Collection

This is the new “Wishes Your Way” stamp set.  It’s only $16.95 for the clear and $21.95 for the wood-mounted.  It’s a very versatile set and I’m sure I will use it very often! Get yours now!

Wishes your way stamp set

Now, look at the second card I made and try to spot the diffences!!!

pinwheel and kisses

Can you see what I did to transform the greeting? I changed “wishes” to “kisses”!!! Are you wondering how I did that? I simply used the marker to color the stamp and I omitted to color the “w” and “h”. I stamped it and then I added the “k” and “s” by and using the marker fine point!  Voilà!  Do you like it???  The small hearts are from a stamp in a new set “Hearts a flutter”. There’s a heart made of small hearts, but I just colored a few little hearts on it with the marker to achieve the look I wanted.

Here’s the list of material:

Stamp sets:  Itty Bitty Banner, Wishes your Way, Hearts a fluter *NEW*

CS and Paper: Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White, Patio Party DSP

Ink: Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple and Midnight Muse Stampin’ Markers

Tools: Big Shot and Pinwheel Sizzlits S die *NEW*, Owl Builder punch (for small hearts)

Accessories: Stitched Satin Ribbon (Primerose Petals)

Papillon Potpourri and Vellum part 2

I made another card with the Papillon Potpourri stamp set and Vellum.  This card uses all new porducts!  New In-Color: Primrose Petal, two new stamp sets and new ribbon!

The butterfly was stamped in White craft ink on Vellum card stock and them outlined with a stylus from the back.  I stamped the same butterfly in Basic Black on Whisper White card stock for the background.  The greeting is from the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set.

Stamp set: Itty Bitty Banners (126255 W or 126257 C), Papillon Potpourri (123757 W or 123759 C)

CS and Paper: Primrose Petals, Whisper White, Basic Black

Ink: StazOn Black ink, Whisper White, Primrose Petals.

Accessories: 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon in Primrose Petals.

More of the Apothecary Framelits!

It seems that the possibilities for the new Apothecary Accents Framelits are endless!!!  So here’s another card I made using 2 of these framelits.  Do you see how I used 2 of the same shape in the center but one is rotated so you only see the points sticking out?   The flower is from the set “Fabulous Florets”. The design paper is from my favourite, Floral District Designer Series Paper.

Stamp set: Fabulous Florets, Itty Bitty Banners

CS and paper: Primrose Petals, Whisper WHite, Rasberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Floral District DSP.

Ink: Primrose Petals

Tools: Big Shot and Apothecary Accents Framelits, Framed Tulips Folder

Accessories: Basic Pearls

As I was writing this post, the power went down for a little while. So, since I couldn’t use the computer anymore, I went back to my desk and made a second card, using the left over paper…  I’m sure you will understand which one I’m talking about after seeing the picture!  I also used Fabulous Florets stamp set for the flowers.  A little “bling” with Dazzling diamonds and a pearl is always a nice finishing touch!!!

Stamp set: Fabulous Florets, Pensées en Fleur

CS and paper: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Floral District DSP.

Ink: Primrose Petals, Rasberry Ripple, Wild Wasabi, Regal Rose, Watercolor Wonder crayons (Brights)

Tools: Big Shot and Apothecary Accents Framelits

Accessories: Basic Pearls, Dazzling Diamonds and 2-Way Glue pen.




Make a Cake New Stamp set

Today’s card is made with the new Stamp set called “Make a cake”.  It’s super cute!!! You can decide to make a 1 tier cake or a 3 tier cake. Plus it comes with small butterflies, a pinwheel, flags and a tiny heart.  I also used the new Designer series paper called Patio Party and it coordinates perfectly with the stamps! You can also see 3 of the new In-Colors on the card: Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse and Primrose Petals.

Here’s what it looks like:

and here’s the card:

Stamp set: Make a cake, Itty Bitty Banners

CS and paper: Marina Mist, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Whisper White, Patio Party DSP.

Ink: Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse and Primrose Petals.

Tools: Big Shot and Framelit dies Label Collection

Other: sponge, Dimensionals

The New Catalogue is here!!!

I’m so excited to share with you the new catalogue for this coming year!!! It’s packed with really nice stamp sets, new punches, designer paper series and much much more!!! Click here to see it online.  To share this excitement, I have 2 cards for you today!!! I used the new stamp set called Betsy’s Blossom and the new Apothecary Accents Framelits.  The Betsy’s Blossom stamp set coordinates with the Floral District Designer Series Paper.  This paper is one of my favourite because it’s so colorful and fresh!!!  Also check out the new In-Colors.  Here, I have the Midnight Muse and the Primrose Petals:

Stamp set: Betsy’s Blossom (#126004), Itty Bitty Banner (#126255)

CS and paper: Daffodil Delight, Whiper White, Primrose Petals (***New In Color)

Ink: Daffodil Delight, Primrose Petals (***New In Color), Midnight Muse (***New In Color)

Tools: Big Shot and Apothecary Accents Framelits, Square Lattice embossing folder

Accessories: New Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

The second card also uses the Apothecary Accents Framelits and the Betsy’s Blossom stamp set:

Stamp set: Betsy’s Blossom (#126004 W), Tous mes voeux

CS and paper: Rich Razzleberry, Gumball Green (***New In Color), Daffodil Delight, Floral District DSP (#126919)

Ink: Rich Razzleberry

Tools and punches: Big Shot and Apothecary Accents Framelits, Stripes embossing folder, Modern Label punch

Accessories: Bright brads