Vintage Leaves Thank You Card

To keep with the “Thanksgiving theme”, I would like to share with you another card that I made using the Vintage Leaves stamp set. I also used Block “D” to make the square in the background.

I first inked my Block with Crushed Curry ink and then ink only the outer edges with Pumpkin Pie ink, using the “Rock and Roll” technique! I stamped my Maple leaf on top with Memento Black ink. To complete my background, I stamped some ink splatters using the “Gorgeous Grunge” stamp with Sahara Sand ink.

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Stamp set: Vintage Leaves, Gorgeous Grunge, Four You (retired)

CS and paper: Whisper White, Tangelo Twist

Ink: Sahara Sand, Memento Black ink, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie.

Other: Block “D”

Happy Thanksgiving!

I’ve been away from my Blog for a bit since I started a new full time job.  I’m really happy about this new turn in my life, but I had to re-adjust to this new life and therefore I’ve neglected my blog in the process!!!

Today, as we celebrate Thanksgiving, I’m very grateful for my family, who is very supportive and who I deeply love. I’m grateful for my customers and followers for reading my blog post and leaving me comments!

Here’s my little Thanksgiving Curvy Box treat and Thank you card!

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Stamp set: Vintage Leaves, Hardwood, Merry Everything

CS and paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie

Ink: Tango Tangerine, Soft Suede

Tools: Big Shot, Leaflets Framelits, Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits, Note Tag punch,

Accessories: Gold and White Baker Twine

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This is 2 of the projects we made at my Stamping club in September. We used the beautiful Vintage Leaves stamp set and matching Leaflets Framelits. I love creating Fall leaves with beautiful colors, using my ink pads and sponge daubers! Each one is unique! For the Maple leaf, I started with a Daffodil Delight card stock leaf, stamped with Early Espresso and added Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede and Cherry Cobbler. The oak leaf was also a Daffodil Delight card stock, sponged with Old Olive and Soft Suede.

The background is a special technique, made with tissue paper applied on top of a Crumb Cake card stock. Gently wrinkle your tissue paper. Cover your Crumb Cake cardstock with glue stick. Add the tissue paper on top leaving some wrinkles in the process. Trim the tissue paper around the edges. Stamp some ink splatters with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. This is a very simple technique, but it has a unique “handmade” paper look!


Stamp set: Vintage Leaves, Gorgeous Grunge, Something to Say

CS and paper: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Tissue paper

Ink: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Sahara Sand

Tools: Big Shot, Leaflets Framelits, Large Oval Punch

Accessories: Gold and White Baker Twine, 1-1/4″ Burlap ribbon

The “Rolling Marbles Technique” creates a “funky” background!

I have a really cool technique for you today!  I hope you’ll give it a try! I used marbles (the kind we used to have when we were young!) to create this cool background. (I have the instructions for you below.) This is perfect to try with children too, as it’s very easy and not too messy!

I’ve used a few new products from the 2015-2016 Catalogue on this card. First, you might notice the Wood word “Thanks”. This is from the new Expressions Natural Elements embellishments. It really adds an extra something to your card or project!

Also, I used the new “Elegant Dots” embossing folder on the Crush Curry chevron banner. I used the stamp from “You’ve Got this” stamp set to add some texture on my Melon Mambo circle at the back.

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  1. Take an empty plastic box (like a plastic stamp case). Add a few drops of ink (only one color) at the bottom.

  2. Add 2-4 marbles and roll in the ink to cover your marbles.

  3. Take your white card stock and add 2 small strips of adhesive. Stick on the cover of the box. (Don’t put too much adhesive as you need to remove it!)

  4. Turn the box over and have your marbles roll all over the card stock.

  5. Remove your card stock. Repeat the same steps with a different color.

    Note: It’s better to do one color at a time, otherwise they will mix up together and will become “one” undefined color.


Stamp: You’ve Got this

CS and paper: Bermuda Bay, Crush Curry, Melon Mambo,Whisper White

Ink: Bermuda Bay, Crush Curry, Melon Mambo

Tools: Big Shot, Elegant Dots embossing folder, Circle Collection Framelits dies

Accessories:Expressions Natural Elements

Cool Background: Handmade paper look!

There’s only 2 days left to register to my Stamping club night on Monday, September 22, at 7:00pm.  If you want to learn cool new techniques, this class is for you!

For this month, as one of the technique, we will learn how to create a fabulous “handmade paper look”! This technique is so easy and does not required any expensive paper!  If you’re interested, please register by September 19 at

The leaves were cut with the Autumn Accents Bigz dies and sponges with Cherry Cobbler ink. The greeting is from “Good Greetings” stamp set, a set that you can earn for FREE if you host your own workshop during the month of September or October. Contact me if you are interested in booking your card workshop!

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Here’s a close-up look:

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I won’t tell you how to achieve this look… You will have to come to the class on September 22!!! Hope to see you there!


Mosaic Madness Thank You Card

The Mosaic Madness stamp set is one of the most versatile set for me. You can make feminine, masculine and even Christmas cards with this stamp set! It’s a must have to your collection! With its matching Mosaic punch and embossing folder, it forms a great set to have!

I used here the Island Indigo and Coastal Cabana color scheme. The “Thank you” is from the new “Something to Say” stamp set.

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Material used:

Stamp set: Mosaic Madness, Something to Say

CS and paper: Island Indigo, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White

Ink: Soft Sky, Island Indigo, Coastal Cabana.

Tools: Big Shot, Modern Mosaic embossing folder, Mosaic punch

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones Jewels

Thankful Tablescape Kit Thank You Card

This is my fifth project made with the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created kit! It’s another Thank you card. That’s one that we made at my last Stamping club night! We learn about the “Stumping” technique, which works so well with this Magnificient Maple stamp! For this technique, you need to color your stamp with Markers, starting with the lighter color. Then take darker colors and tap on the stamp randomly. Repeat with more colors if you want. For this particular card, I used Crush Curry, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Soft Suede.

If you want to learn cool Stamping Techniques, join me on our next Stamping club night, October 8, at 7:00. (Registration required.)

For the background of this card, I used paper from the kit, (the nice Birch Bark paper!) and other piece of designer papers included. The greeting is from “Wetlands” stamp set.


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stamp set: Magnificient Maple, Wetlands

CS and paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Sweather Weather Designer Series paper, Designer paper from the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created kit

Ink: Early Espresso, Crush Curry, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede Stampin’ Markers

Tools: 2-1/2″ Circle punch


Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit Card

This week, I would like to share with you a few projects that I made with the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit.  This kit is available in the Holiday mini-catalogue for $24.95.  It’s my personal favorite!  There’s so much products in there, it’s absolutely THE hidden gem of the catalogue.  The kit is made to create table settings for 10 people for a nice decor for your Thanksgiving holiday. It contains  napkin holders (cardstock holders, Designer Series Paper belly bands, name banners, journaling cards); table tents (Designer Series Paper bases, die-cut chalkboard labels, White Stampin’ Chalk Marker); centerpiece wraps (birch paper ribbon, Chocolate Chip paper ribbon); accents (Linen Thread and 20 die-cut printed leaves).

Here’s the image of the kit. It barely shows all the potential of this kit…


I don’t really plan on making anything for my Thanksgiving dinner table with this kit. However, if you want to create some Fall theme cards or Scrapbook page, this is the best kit ever!

I have 5 projects to show you this week, so make sure to come back to check the rest of the projects!

The first one is a card.  I used the Birch bark paper (that’s my favorite!) for the background and the Designer paper band.  I also used the pre-cut leafs that come in the kit (you get 10 of each!) and simply add a button and Cherry Cobbler seam binding to finish the card.

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Stamp: Hello, Lovely

Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler and Pumpkin Pie

CS and paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Designer Paper from Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit,

Accessories: 1/2″ Cherry Cobbler Seam binding ribbon,Natural Designer Button, linen thread from the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit,

Tools: sponge


1. Cut a 8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ sheet of Chocolate Chip cardstock. Fold in half to make the card base.

2. Cut a piece of Birch Bark paper 4″long. Tear the edges at the top and bottom. Adhere on the card with Snail adhesive.

3. Cut a piece of 4″ of designer paper band. Wrap your Seam Binding ribbon under using snail to hold the ribbon in place. Adhere to the card.

4. Take 2 pre-cut leaves and sponge the edges with Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler ink. You can also fold the leaf and sponge the edges to create the veins of the leaf.

5. Stamp the “Thank You” image with Early Espresso Ink on Whisper White cardstock. Cut around with scissors.

6. Glue the leaves in place. Thread the button with a piece of linen thread. Finish with a bow. Add the button with a glue dot. Adhere the thank you flag with Snail adhesive.