Friday, 19 April 2019

Fable Friends One Layer Easter Card

Hi Friends! This past Wednesday night was my monthly All Occasion card class. Yesterday on my blog I shared one of the three card designs we made, and today I'm sharing another. This is a cute one layer card, just stamps, ink and paper. Okay, maybe a couple of other products too! The Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pen were something many of the class attendees (mostly new stampers) had never used before - everyone LOVED them! This card is quick and easy to make and it was fun to see the ladies relaxed and in their 'zen' as they did their colouring...

The masking technique is also used on this card for the bunny. Two of the class attendees had never stamped before and they just thought the masking was COOLER than a tray of ice-cubes! If you've been stamping for a long time, I think you'd agree with me that masking never grows old, especially when you peel it off for the big reveal!  

This card may seem pretty simple but I also know there are lots of new stampers who have never used the Watercolor Pencils and/or the masking technique, so I also made a video tutorial. This is such a sweet Easter card to make if you're short on time and want to give out some cards during this holiday weekend (I personally made FIVE more of these cards yesterday, to hand out with my Hot Cross buns to friends and family).

Here's the card with the stamped sky & markers on the flowers, instead of the Watercolor Pencils ....

I couldn't resist making another card using the little ducklings!

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Thursday, 18 April 2019

Jar of Love Card Tutorial

Hi Friends! Last night was my monthly All Occasion card class, which is always so much fun. Ordinarily, I keep our cards, two each of three designs, pretty simple. Last night though our cards were really stepped up! I wanted to use a few of our soon to be retired products so for today's card I used the Jar of Love stamp set and coordinating Everyday Jars dies. I love these two products and am sorry to see them retired! Here's the tutorial for this pretty card the ladies and I made last night:


  1. Fold 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" Petal Pink card stock in half to create card base.
  2. Cut Wood DSP 4" x 5 1/4" and glue to front of card.
  3. Cut Petal Promenade DSP to measure 4" x 1 1/2" and glue across the front of card.
  4. Cut Whisper White card stock with largest scallop die from Layering Circles dies on Big Shot. Ink inside of Country Floral embossing folder with Crumb cake and place scallop circle die cut inside; run through the Big Shot. Cut circle in half and glue one of the pieces to left side of card (save the second half for another card).
  5. Stamp jar with memento ink onto Whisper White card stock. Stamp three fireflies from Jar of Love set inside the jar and another two onto scrap piece of Whisper White. Stamp circle onto fireflies using So Saffron ink pad. Use coordinating dies to cut the two flies and jar. Place the jar and flies onto card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  6. Add Dazzling Diamond glitter to the wings of each firefly.
  7. Cut a banner from scrap piece of Wood DSP and glue under the jar, as shown. Place a pearl in the centre.
  8. Ink sentiment with memento ink and stamp onto scrap piece of Crumb Cake card stock. Cut with Classic Label Punch and glue below the jar.
  • Stamp Sets: Jar Of Love Photopolymer Stamp Set [141587]
  • Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad [132708] , So Saffron [147109] , Crumb Cake [147116]
  • Paper: Petal Pink [146985] , Whisper White [100730]
  • Other: Petal Pink 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [146985] , Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack [144177] , Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper [146913] , Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock [100730] , Big Shot Magnetic Platform [130658] , Liquid Multipurpose Glue [110755] , Classic Label Punch [141491] , Pearl Basic Jewels [144219] , Stampin' Dimensionals [104430] , Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter [133751] , : Everyday Jars Framelits Dies [141490] , Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder [149698] , Big Shot [143263] , Layering Circle Framelits Dies [141705] 
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Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Swirly Bird Card Tutorial

Hi Friends! Today's card was created by Josee Smuck for our "Leader's Project Sheet Group" and I just love it! This card also features the Swirly Bird & All Things Thanks stamp sets, both of which are on the retiring list. Be sure to order these stamps if they're on your wish list, before they're GONE!

  • Stamp Sets Swirly Bird (141749); All Things Thanks (w143089; c143097)
  • Card Stock Basic Black (121045); Whisper White (100730); Granny Apply Green (146990); Bermuda Bay (131197); Melon Mambo (115320); Pineapple Punch (146971)
  • Stamp PadsMelon Mambo (147051); Pineapple Punch); Bermuda Bay (147096)
  • Misc. – Big Shot (143263); Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372); Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220); Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine (141682), SNAIL (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Liquid Multipurpose Glue (110755)
  • Basic Black (base): 4 ¼” x 11, scored at 5 ½” and folded
  • Whisper White (layer): 3 ¾” x 5”

  1. Adhere the Whisper White layer to Basic Black card.
  2. Cut the Twine approx. 15 inches, tie around the card and finish with a bow.
  3. Use the medium sized swirl from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits to cut out Melon Mambo & Bermuda Bay cardstock with Big Shot.
  4. Use Big Shot with smallest swirl thinlit to cut out shape with Pineapple Punch cardstock.
  5. Stamp large circle swirl stamp on each coloured cardstock (Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay & Pineapple Punch) in its matching colour.
  6. Cut out the Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo images with paper snips leaving a little border.
  7. Place Pineapple Punch cut out over stamped image and cut stamped image so it fits underneath.
  8. Add small amounts of liquid glue to back of swirl shapes and adhere to front of stamped images. Use SNAIL to add to card.
  9. Cut out leaves using Thinlits and adhere to card tucking them slightly under flowers.
  10. Cut out 2 ¼” stitched oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.
  11. Ink the greeting from the All Things Thanks stamp set with Bermuda Bay ink, then stamp on scrap paper once. Ink the bottom part of the greeting again with the Bermuda Bay ink, then stamp on oval.
  12. Add dimensionals to back of greeting and adhere to card.
  13. Add some rhinestones to card.

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Monday, 15 April 2019

Time to Say Good-bye!

The 2019 RETIRED LISTS are here!
Click on the link to view my newsletter with the lists and info:

Please Note: quite a few stamp sets are listed on the retiring lists when in fact they ARE being carried over into the new catalogue. 
These sets are currently offered in clear or wood mount and it's these that are retiring and they will be in the new catalogue as CLING stamps. To see the carryover list click here.

Colorful Seasons Card Tutorial

Hi Friends! I hope you had a nice weekend! The card I'm sharing with you today is one I made for this month's Leaders Project Sheet group. There are few fun techniques on this card: stamping off on the flowers (to get the two shades of ink), splattering using the aqua painter and ink pad, omitting (just using a marker to ink the word smile from the sentiment stamp), sponge brayering over the embossed Crumb Cake card stock layer, and emboss resist on the circle embellishment! 

  • Early Espresso: 5 ½” x 8 ½” , 2” x 2”
  • Crumb Cake: 5 ½” x 4 ¼”, 2” x 2”
  • Very Vanilla: 2 ¼” x 3 ¾” , 2” x 2”
  • Rich Razzleberry: 2 ½” x 4”
  1. Fold Early Espresso card stock in half to create card base.
  2. Place Crumb Cake card stock layer inside Country Floral embossing fold and run through Big Shot. Lightly roll sponge brayer over raised images with Early Espress ink. Glue layer to front of card.
  3. Ink branch from Colorful Seasons with Early Espresso and stamp onto Very Vanilla card stock. Stamp flowers with Rich Razzleberry ink, stamping off to get lighter colour. Stamp stamens with Early Espresso ink.
  4. Use Early Espresso marker to ink up the word 'smile' and stamp onto card stock.
  5. Splatter ink onto Very Vanilla card stock using aqua painter and Early Espresso ink pad, then use same ink to sponge edges. Glue onto Rich Razzleberry card stock and adhere to front of card. Add small rhinestones to centre of flowers.
  6. Stamp small butterfly from Butterfly Gala with Early Espresso ink onto scrap piece of Very Vanilla. Ink and stamp inside wings, cut with punch and use a glue dot to add to card. Place small pearl on centre of butterfly.
  7. On 2” x 2” Very Vanilla, ink flowers from Colorful Season with Versamark and stamp. Cover with Clear Embossing Powder, shake off excess and set with heat tool. Roll sponge brayer inked with Rich Razzleberry over top. Wipe excess ink off with paper towel. Cut with 1” Circle Punch.
  8. Use 1 1/8” Scallop Circle Punch to cut circle from 2” x 2” Crumb Cake card stock and sponge edge with Early Espresso ink. Cut another circle, this time using 1 ¼” Circle Punch and 2” x 2” Early Espresso card stock. Glue all three circles together and adhere to card.
  9. Add a linen thread bow.
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