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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

“Traveler Boat” Masculine Card

The stamp set “Traveler” is one of my favorite masculine stamp set. This is another card that I made with it, using the beautiful boat stamp. I used bright colors “Real Red”, “Pacific Point” and “Night of Navy” as my color scheme. I also used 2 stamps from “Butterfly Basics“, the “New York” circle stamp and the broken line at the bottom. This set has so many pieces and is really versatile! There’s also some ink splatters around the boat to imitate some water splashing, from my favorite “Gorgeous Grunge” stamp set.

In the background, I used the Arrows embossing folder to complete my card.

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Stamp set: Traveler, Gorgeous Grunge, Butterfly Basics, Du Coq à l’âne (French version of And Many More)

CS and paper: Real Red, Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Whisper White Thick cardstock

Ink: Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon, Real Red Stampin’ marker

Tools: Big Shot, Arrows embossing folder, Sponge Dauber

Butterfly Week: Day 1 “Watercolor Wings” in Blues

I’m in love with the new Stampin’up “Watercolor Wings” stamp set and matching “Bold Butterfly” framelits. Those Framelits also matched with the Butterfly Basics set and “Butterfly” Framelits for endless possibilities!!! Therefore, I’ve been playing with this new set a lot and I’ve decided to devote one full week to Butterfly cards!

So for the first card, I used the Square Framelits to create the illusion of a window, by sponging “Pool Party” ink on the inside of my square. (I used the outside of the square as a mask.) Then, I used the Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo color combination to stamp my butterflies. This photopolymer stamp set has 3 stamps that are made to be superposed so you can choose 3 colors for your butterfly! I completed with some ink splatters from Gorgeous Grunge.

Make sure to come back tomorrow for more beautiful Butterfly cards!

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Stamp set: Watercolor Wings, Gorgeous Grunge

CS and paper: Island Indigo, Whisper White

Ink: Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo, Black memento, Smoky Slate

Tools: Square Framelits, Big Shot, sponge daubers

Another Butterfly Basics Card

Today’s card is another card that I made with the Beautiful “Butterfly Basics” stamp set. This is a card I made a while ago, since it was for Mother’s Day! But since you could adapt it for any other occasion, I thought I would share it with you today!

I wanted to make a really sophisticated and vintage look for my card, so I used the beautiful Gold foil sheet to cut off the Butterfly (with the Butterflies Thinlits). I also heat embossed the greeting with gold embossing powder.  In the background, I stamped the images with Baked Brown Sugar. I added some Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz ink with the blender pen to the flower. I also used the ink splatters from the “Gorgeous Grunge” stamp set.

The Venitian Crochet Trim and Gold metallic button were the perfect accessories to complete the card!

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Stamp set: Butterfly Basics Gorgeous Grunge

CS and paper: Island Indigo, Natural white, Gold Foil sheet

Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Versamark, Gold embossing powder

Tools: Big Shot, Butterflies Thinlits, Blender pen, Heat Tool

Accessories: Venitian Crochet Trim, Gold metallic button, Linen Thread

Saying Good-bye to Chalk Talk…

Today’s card was done with another set that is retiring at the end of the month: “Chalk Talk“. (Make sure to order it before May 26 if you like it! After that, it will be too late!!!)  Chalk Talk is a stamp set that matches the Chalk Talk Framelits dies.

I also used two other stamp sets, “Gorgeous Grunge” (for the ink splatters) and “Be the Star” for the star images.

Chalk Talk #130634 Clear or #130631 Wood (on sale now for $23.96 Reg. $31.95)

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Stamp sets: Be the Star, Chalk Talk, Gorgeous Grunge

CS and paper: Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Whisper White

Ink: Pool Party, Lost Lagoon, Crush Curry

Tools: Big Shot, Chalk Talk Framelits dies

Accessories: Rhinestone Jewels

Sale-a-Bration “Lotus Blossom” Card

This is a quick card to make with the Sale-a-bration set “Lotus Blossom”. There’s still some time to get this set for FREE! Make sure to order any products for $60 before the end of March and get your free Sale-a-bration item! Don’t wait! Shop now!

The focal point of this card is the flower from the “Lotus Blossom” stamp set. This flower is a “3- steps” stamping, so there’s 3 stamps made to be superposed and each stamp adds details to your flower. I used 3 shades of blue-turquoise: Pool Party, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay.  Since the stamps are transparent (in photopolymer), it’s much easier to align!  I stamped this on a 2″ strip of Whisper White card stock and used the Scalloped Tag Topper punch to make this cute tag. For the background, I used the really nice “Lovely Lace” embossing folder and some ink splatters (from Gorgeous Grunge stamp set).

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Stamp set: Lotus Blossom, Gorgeous Grunge

CS and paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana

Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Wild Wasabi, Old Olive

Tools: Big Shot, Lovely Lace embossing folder, Scalloped Tag Topper punch

Accessories: Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (Coastal Cabana ribbon) *SAB item


1. Cut half a sheet of Crumb Cake card stock (8.5″ x 5.5″) and fold in half to make the card base.

2. With the “Ink splatter” stamp from Gorgeous Grunge, stamp on the card base with Baked Brown Sugar ink.

3. Cut a 2″ x  5.5″ Coastal Cabana card stock and run it through the Big Shot with the Lovely Lace embossing folder. Cut a 1/2″ Bermuda Bay card stock strip and adhere behind the embossed card stock. Adhere on the card base.

4. Cut a 4-1/4″ x 2″ Whisper White card stock. Cut the end with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch.

5. Stamp the Lotus Blossom flower in 3 steps with Pool Party, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay ink. Stamp the stem with Wild Wasabi and Old Olive. Stamp the “Thank You” with Bermuda Bay ink.

6. Insert a ribbon in the tag. Tie a knot. Adhere the tag on the card with dimensionals.