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January Card Class

These are some of the cards we made in the January card class.  First up is this masculine gift card using MFT products



Stamps:  MFT Banner Greetings, Music Sheet Background.  The “to you” on the star is from Stampin’ Up Fabulous Phrases

Paper:  Sno Cone, Midnight Muse, Banana Split and Smooth White

Ink:  Midnight Muse

Other:  MFT Dies, Banner Greetings, Treat Pocket, Stars Stax and Chevron

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Next up is this sweet candy birthday card using SU products.  For a shiny finish to the lollipops we added Crystal Effects. (side not, be sure to let your crystal effects dry completely, I kept bumping into mine)



Stamp Set:  Sweets for the Sweet and Remembering Your Birthday

Card Stock:  Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise  and Kraft

Ink:  Whisper White Craft Ink, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, and Tempting Turquoise

Other:  White embossing powder, Crystal Effects, Twine, 1″ and 1-1/4″ circle punches and lollipop sticks

Love this quick and simple Valentine card, products by MFT.  Sketch layout from Barbara Anders.


Card stock:  Electric Red, Sweet Tooth and Black Licorice and silver glitter paper

MFT Dies:  Heart Stax, Lots of Love and Hugs & Kisses Cover-up

Our last card is a cool inlaid technique cased from Amy Rohl (?).

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inside of card

You know how I can’t resist making treats around Valentine’s. Here’s what the girls received.


Little tags using SU new products. The heart bundles have Yorkshire Peppermint Patties sandwiched between the hearts.


Sympathy Cat Card

Do you find sympathy cards difficult to make when you need them?  Handmade cards are a thoughtful way of sending our thoughts and prayers.  I made this one for a friend who’s cat isn’t doing well at all.  Unfortunately, I’ll be making one similar for another friend who’s dog doesn’t have much time either.

Cat Card - Front

Cat Card Inside


Stamp Set:  So Sorry and C is for Cat (retired)

Paper:  Midnight Muse, Smokey Slate, Very Vanilla and scrap of red glimmer paper

Ink:  Smokey Slate

Accessories: 1-3/4″ circle punch, owl punch (for heart).  Chevron non-SU


Birthday Fun

These fun pages and party favors were made for my mother-in-law’s birthday.  Stay tune for more party fun.

Double page layout


Scrapbook page

Party Favor Bag, was stamped using Distressed Dots, inked with Cherry Pink Stazon


Stamps:  Distressed Dots, Patterned Party

Paper:  Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Pixie Pink (retired), Cherry Pink Stazon

Accessories:  Petite Purse Die, Basic Rhinestones, Cricut Fancy Frames, muslin bags


Henry Says

Check out this adorable card by guest stamper Sue DiPasquale.  She used Henry Says stamp set from the spring catalog available until May 31, 2013.  I love how she popped up “Henry” and the banner for dimension.  The colorful borders were made using the Adorning Accents Edgelits.

Oh Henry - Sue

Thanks for sharing this fun card.

Items used:

Henry Says Adorning Accents Edgelits Die

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Seeing Polka Dots

Made these cute and tasty Polka Dot Cheesecake Brownies and matching card for a friend that had a special birthday.  Happy 50th Paula!


YUM! Polka Dot Cheesecake Brownies

Spoil Yourself

Love this Sentiment

Love this Sentiment (apparently I need to work on my knife cutting skills)


Over did the glue and glitter, but you get the idea.

Stamp Set:  Bring on the Cake

Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla

Ink:  Chocolate Chip

Accessories:  Circle Punches, Modern Label Punch, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, 5/8″ Vanilla Flower Trim, Linen Thread, 1/2″ Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon,Frame and Flourish non-SU.


Valentine for my Hubby

This was such a fun technique.  I used aquapainters with reinkers to create this beautiful and artsy background.  Do you think my hubby will like it?

Blog Watercolor Valentine


Stamp:  Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink:  Soft Suede, Reinkers – Marina Mist, Pink Pirouhette, Daffodil Delight, White Craft

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Real Red, First Edition DSP

Accessories:  Aquapainter, Full Heart Punch, Word Window Punch, Large Oval Punch, Sponge, Dimensionals

Inspired and cased by Mona.


Valentine Bouquet

Who wouldn't love getting this sweet little bouquet?

Who wouldn’t love getting this sweet little bouquet?

Love the 1-1/4" Two Tone Ribbon.

Fast and easy sweet treat,  Just adhere the lollipop to the back of the heart.

Fast and easy sweet treat, just adhere the lollipop to the back of the heart.

Sample of laser cutouts from More Amoré DSP.  Total of 32 hearts, imagine how many projects just from these two sheets.

Sample of laser cutouts from More Amoré DSP, for a total of 32 hearts.  Just imagine how many projects you can make from these two sheets.

These lollipops came in a ten pack for $1.00 at the Walmart Neighborhood Market.

These lollipops came in a ten pack for $1.00


Sweet Love

I’m loving this More Amoré Designer Paper from Stampin’ Up.  Stay tune for more “Love” projects that can easily be used for Valentine’s or an Anniversary.

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Stamp Set: Hearts a Flutter, Lovely Little Labels, Papillon Potpourri

Ink:  Pool Party, Real Red, White Craft Ink

Paper:  Crumb Cake, Real Red, Very Vanilla

Accessories:  Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Adorning Accents Folders, Pool Party Seam Binding, Espresso 1/8″ Taffetta Ribbon, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals


Guest Stamper Dawna C.

Who wouldn’t love getting this sweet thank you card?  This cute card is shared from another fellow demo, Dawna Curry.

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I love the detail she added by using the white baker’s twine to represent the string from a tea bag.


Stamp Sets:  Hello Doily, Tea Shoppe

Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder

Paper:  Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Very Vanilla

Accessories:  Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Wisteria Wonder 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon Baker’s Twine, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals

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Get Well Wishes

The cold and flu season is among us.  What better way to cheer someone up with this humorous 3-D card.  Imagine how cute this would be using flowers or even a frog on the front instead of the monster.  The original post showed the snowman from Button Buddies, so cute.  Let me know if you were the originator to the tissue box measurements so I can give you credit.


To make the tissue box cut paper to 3″ x 6-1/4″

Score at 1-1/2″, 3″, 4-1/2″ and 6″


Stamp Sets:  Make a Monster, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Word Play

Ink:  Marina Mist, Stampin’ Markers Cherry Cobbler and Marina Mist

Paper:  Whisper White, Marina Mist

Accessories:  Tissue


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