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Climbing Orchids #2

I couldn’t resist making another card with the new Climbing Orchids bundle! For this one, I used the new In-Color “Berry Burst”and Rich Razzleberry. I stamped the orchids on the new Color Theory Designer Series paper. This paper has a nice color gradient from light to dark (on the same sheet), so my flowers look even more real!

For the background, I used Soft Sky card stock, stamped with Timeless Texture stamp set to add some ink splatters and shading at the bottom. I used the same color ink to make it more subtle.

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Material used:

Stamp set: Climbing Orchids, Timeless Texture

CS and paper: Rich Razzleberry, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Color Theory Designer Series paper, Chocolate Chip

Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight

Tools: Orchids Builder framelits, Seasonal Layers Thinlits


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

Celebrate World Card Making Day Today!!!

Today’s World Card Making Day!  I have a special card for you to celebrate this! It’s also the “Teacher Day” (Jour des enseignants). So here’s a card for all the teachers too! Your work truly matters! I hope you like it!

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I used the Autumn Accent Bigz die to cut my leaves. I used the scoring tool to make the veins and then I sponged them with Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Soft Suede.

To make the flower, I used a strip of Daffodil Delight 1-1/2″ wide. I scored it every 3/8″ and fold it like an accordion. ((There’s also a Rosette die to make this part easier! ) I sponged the edge with Daffodil Delight. For the flower center, I cut a 1-3/4″ Circle in Early Espresso Core’dinations cardstock and embossed it with Perfect Polka Dots.  The background is also made with the Early Espresso Core’dinations cardstock that I distressed with the sanding block. I used a Burlap ribbon to finish the card.


Stamp set: Petite Bannières

CS and paper: Early Espresso Core’dinations cardstock, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Real Red,

Ink: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Soft suede

Tools: Big Shot, Autumn Accents, 1-3/4″ Circle punch, Perfect Polka Dots, Simply Scoring Board, Scoring Tool, Sanding Block

Accessories: Burlap ribbon

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