Secret Garden Card and Deals of the Week

First, here’s the Deal of the Week:

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The Stripes embossing folder is on sale! For only $7.46, you shouldn’t miss that one! Plus, it’s only available for another 5 days! After that, it will be discontinued! The coolest thing with that folder is that you can make your own “plaid” pattern like in the card below. (Click here to see how it’s done!)

Baby print carotté

Now, for today’s card, I used the Stripe embossing folder in the background. I used the retiring stamp set “Secret Garden” to make my own “designer series paper” in a neutral tone.  I really like this combination of colors, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla. I find it very elegant!

Secret Garden Crumb Cake


Stamp set: Secret Garden, Wetlands

CS and paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso

Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso

Tools: Big Shot, Stripes embossing folder, Labels Collection Framelits dies

Accessories: Basic Black satin ribbon


1. Cut half a sheet of Crumb Cake card stock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ ). Fold in half to form the card base. Run through the Big Shot with the Stripes embossing folder (front of the card only).

2. Cut a 4″ x 4″ Very Vanilla card stock. Stamp flowers from “Secret Garden” stamp set with Crumb Cake ink and Early Espresso ink. Wrap a Black satin ribbon around the upper edge. Secure both ends of the ribbon at the back with Snail adhesive. Adhere on the card.

3. Cut the smallest “label” framelits in Very Vanilla and the size bigger in Early Espresso card stock with the Big Shot and Labels Collection Framelits dies. Stamp the Very Vanilla label with the flower in Crumb Cake ink and with the greeting in Early Espresso ink. Glue on top on the larger label. Adhere on the card with dimensionals.

Secret Garden and Fresh Prints Designer Series paper

Stampin’up just announced a Mega sale on Retiring products!


Click here to see everything on sale!

One of my favorite retiring Stamp set and matching Framelits, called “Secret Garden”, are both on sale at 25%!

Here’s my card for you today that I made with with the secret Garden stamp set and Framelits. In the background, I used the Fresh Prints Designer Series paper stack, from the Occasion mini-catalog. These papers will also be retiring at the end of the month, so order yours now before it’s too late!

The big flower was stamped with Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock and colored with the blender pen using Real Red ink. The 2 smaller flowers were stamped in Real Red on Real Red card stock. I used the White Chalk marker to add little white dots in the center.

Secret Garden Fresh Prints

Secret garden

Secret Garden stamp set #129144, Price: $22.95 NOW on SALE: $16.07

Secret Garden Framelits Collection #129372 Price: $30.95  NOW on SALE: $23.21

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Stamp set: Secret Garden, Four You

CS and paper: Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Whisper White, Fresh Prints Designer Series paper stack

Ink: Real Red, Coastal Cabana, White Chalk marker, Blender pen

Tools: Big Shot, Secret Garden Framelits Collection

Accessories: Natural Trim ribbon



1. Cut half a page ( 8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ ) of Crumb Cake card stock. Fold in half to make the card base.

2. Cut a 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ Coastal Cabana card stock. Stamp “Birthday Wishes” in Coastal Cabana ink at the bottom. Cut 4, 1-3/4″ squares in Fresh Prints Designer series paper and adhere them at the upper part.  Cut a Natural Trim ribbon and wrap around, securing the two ends at the back. Adhere on your card front.

3. Stamp 2 smaller flowers in Real Red on Real Red card stock. Cut with matching framelits and Big Shot. Add small dots of White Chalk marker in the center of the flowers.

4. Stamp the biggest flower in Real Red on Whisper White card stock. Use the blender pen and Real Red ink to color the flower. Cut with the matching Framelits and Big Shot. Adhere your flowers on your card, using dimensionals for the biggest one.


Artisan Award Entry #2: Secret Garden Birthday Card

Welcome to Day 2 of my Artisan Award entries!  Today’s card is a very feminine card with a Vintage look… That was my intention anyway!!! Let me know if you think I achieve it!

I used one of my favorite stamp set: Secret Garden.  That set has framelits that match the images so you don’t have to cut the flower by hand!  How great is that!!!

For this card, I heat embossed the largest flower with White embossing powder and colored the inside with the blender pen and Primrose Petal ink. The two other flowers were stamped in Pink Pirouette three times each and layered. (The inside layers were cut with scissors. No framelits for that!)  I sponged the edges of each layer with Crumb Cake ink for an “Antique” look and added Basic pearls in the center. The paper in the background is from Fan Fair Designer Series Paper. I added a Tea Lace Paper Doily and a nice Vanilla Seam Binding Bow to complete the card.

Secret Garden

Close-up of the flowers:

secret garden close-up

And the finished inside of the card:

secret garden inside


Secret Garden, Petite Pairs stamp sets;

Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White Card Stock; Fan Fair Designer Series Paper;

Crumb Cake, Raspberry Ripple, Pink Pirouette, Primrose Petals Classic Stampin’ pads; Versamark Pad, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder;

Heat Tool; Blender Pen; Very Vanilla 1/2” Seam Binding Ribbon, Paper Doily, Pearls Basic Jewels; Big Shot, Secret Garden Framelits Dies, Large Oval punch; Paper Snips, Stampin’ Trimmer, Sponge daubers, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Snail adhesive.

A card for my Mom

My mother is really special and has a great part in my life so I always try to make her a special card for her birthday! She has a whole collection of cards I made her, I have to say! So for this year, I made her a 3D card using the new Dress Form Pop’n cuts die. However, I changed it a little bit to make a flower pot instead of a “dress form”. I also used the new flower punch “Pansy” that coordinates with the Flower Shop stamp set.

For the outside, I stamped the flower from Secret Garden and I colored it with the Watercolor crayons and blender pen. I added some white “glint” with the gel pen, for the light. The other flower is from Flower Shop and I used the new Color Coastal Cabana.

Here’s the outside:
Flower shop 3D (maman)
And the inside that pops up!
Flower Shop 3D inside
FLower shop 3 D closeup


Stamp sets:Secret Garden, Flower Shop, Tableau noir.
CS and paper: Natural Ivory, Pool Party, Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, This and That Epic Day Designer Series paper
Ink:Tangerine Tango, Gumball Green, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Brights Watercolor crayons, Signo Gel White pen.
Tools: Big Shot, Card BAse Pop’n Cuts, Dress From Pop’n Cuts dies, Dress up Framelits, Secret Garden Framelits, Pansy punch, sewing machine

Secret Garden and Comfort Cafe DSP

This is a card I made for a really special friend. I used flowers from the Secret Garden stamp set (available in the mini-occasion catalogue). I used the really nice Comfort Cafe Designer seires paper (that is retiring in only one week!) for the background, topped with the Square Lattice die. For the flowers, I used the white embossing powder, (except for the lilies). I sponged the yellow flower and colored the blue flowers with the blender pen and Midnight Muse ink.  I added some dazzling diamond glitters in the flower centers to add some sparkles!

Secret garden soeur Helene

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Stamp set: Secret Garden, Voeux Mignons

CS and paper: Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Comfort Cafe DSP

Ink: Midnight Muse, Daffodil Delight, Versamark, White embossing powder, Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Marker,

Tools: Big Shot, Secret Garden Framelits, Square lattice Bigz die, Little leaves die, Large Oval punch,

Others: Dazzling diamond and 2-way glue, So Saffran Grosgrain ribbon, Blender pen, sponge dauber

“Dress up” Birthday Card for a Dressmaker

Today’s my godmother’s birthday.  She’s the best sewer I know!  I found the ideal designer paper and Framelits dies to make her a card, I’m pretty sure she will like!

I used the “Dress up” Framelits dies (p.32 in the Occasions Mini-Catalogue) to cut the dress form and dress.  Also from the mini-catalogue, the paper used for the dress and the background paper (big oval shape) is from the Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack and shows sewing patterns (perfect for my theme!). I added a pearl necklace, a “belt” and flower to dress it up! I stamped some flowers in the Background (from Secret Garden stamp set).

Dress up Denise 2013


Stamp sets: Secret Garden, Voeux Mignons

CS and paper: Natural White, Summer Starfruit, Basic Black, Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack

Ink: Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green

Tools: Big Shot, Dress up Framelits dies, Ovals Collection Framelits Dies,  Large Oval punch

Accessories: Flower Trim, Basic pearls, Stitched Satin ribbon

Secret Garden: same card, 2 colors scheme

Today, I wanted to show you how you can easily change a card just by changing the colors!

I used Secret Garden stamp set (I’m telling you, one of the best flower set we have now! Check it p.17 in the mini-catalogue!) I stamped the flowers with Versamark and heat embossed with Pewter embossing powder.  Then I sponged 4 sections in 4 different colors, masking with a “post it” note each section. For the first one, I used Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Primerose Petals and Cherry Cobbler. For the second card, I used Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Calypso Coral and Real Red. Let me know which one you prefer!

secret garden pink-raspberry

secret garden yellow-corail


Stamp set: Secret Garden, Voeux Mignons,

CS and paper: 1) Blushing Bride, Raspberry Ripple, Basic Black, Whisper White

2) Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White

Ink:Versamark, Pewter embossing powder

1) Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Primerose Petals and Cherry Cobbler

2) Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Calypso Coral and Real Red.

Tools: Heat embossing tool, Modern Label punch, Fancy Fan embossing folder and Big shot (pink card)