Masterfully And Gorgeously Made

One of my favorite Bundles is on the Last Chance List. The Gorgeously Made Bundle will be off the shelf as of Ap;ril 30th. It has everything you need to create beautiful cards and projects. There are large element dies, a notebook edged die, and you can even get a torn paper look with a special die. There’s only one sentiment layer die, but it’s sized for most sentiments.

The Gorgeously Made stamp set includes two background stamps, large floral focal point stamps, and three clean and simple sentiments.

If the Gorgeously Made Bundle has been on your radar, add it to your wish list. It’s available until April 30th or while supplies last.

So, let’s make a card!

  • The Parakeet Party (retiring color as of April 30th), cardstock card base is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ on the long side.
  • The Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″. (It’s retiring as of April 30th).
  • I marked the top of the DSP layer at 1 1/4″ from the left side, and put a pencil mark at 1 3/4″ down from the top on the right side.
  • Align the two pencil marks in the paper trimmer and score on the diagonal from pencil mark to pencil mark.
  • I folded the corner down toward the center of the card and adhered the folded corner to the layer.
  • I cut a Parakeet Party cardstock layer 1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″.
  • To create the triangle, I cut the cardstock layer on the diagonal from point to point. (This piece should fit into the folded triangle at the top of your patterned paper layer).
  • Attach the patterned paper layer to the card base.
  • Stamp and attach your sentiment as shown.
  • Die cut a Parakeet Party cardstock element from the Gorgeously Made Dies, snip it to the size you want and attach it under the sentiment layer.
  • Embellish your beautiful card.

So, pick out a beright, bold patterned paper, fold down the corner, attach it to a cardstock card base, and create a Gorgeously Made masterpiece to share with a friend.

Thanks for stopping by today!


A Note With Notes Of Nature

I thought I would take a look at the current January – April Mini Catalog to get inspiraion for today’s card. Inspiration came as soon as I saw the card on page 40 of the Mini Catalog.

I changed the base color of the card, but the color combination is what inspired me. Calypso Coral paired with Pebbled Path and Granny Apple Green, along with lots of white space, is striking. I liked it and hope you do, as well.

There are two predominant neutral colors in this card. Adding two bright colors to the neutrals, especially in the card focal point, will always work well.

Take a look at these color combinations, and imagine them on this card design.

So, my alternate color combination for this design is Sweet Sorbet, Pebbled Path, and Pretty Peacock. What’s yours? I think any one of these combinations would be a fun alternative to today’s card.

So, fina some great inspiration, switch up the colors, and create your unique design.

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The March cards are showcasing the Perennial Lavender Designer Series Paper.

  • You will receive everything you need to put the cards together as I’ve designed them.
  • The kit will include the card bases, layers, die cuts, embellishments, sentiment layers, and envelopes.
  • I cannot send stamped images, but you will have a sentiment layer you can customize to a stamp you already own.
  • You will also receive a printed PDF Tutorial, along with a video link so you can put the cards together along with me.
  • You will automatically receive this kit with a minimum product purchase of $50.00 through my online store.
  • This card kit will be available through March 31st.

Simple Saturday Inspiration

Here’s a simple card design that I used to showcase the Inked & Tiled Bundle and the Inked Botanicals Designer Series Paper.

The plaid background pattern is so subtle, I thought it would work well to cover the entire card front. I mixed the Inked & Tiled Bundle with the Countryside Corners Dies, inked up a Basic White die cut layer and attached the entire frame with Dimensionals. This is quick and easy to put together, and I enjoyed mixing Crushed Curry with Lost Lagoon and Moody Mauve.

Today’s Card Parts &Pieces

  • The Thick Basic White cardstock card base is cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.
  • The plaid Designer Series Paper is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and covers the card front.
  • I die cut the Crushed Curry cardstock frame using two of the Countryside Corners Dies. The outside frame dimensions are approximately 2 5/8″ x 4″. You can also create a frame with Rectangle Dies.
  • The Basic White layer inside the frame is die cut with a die from the Countryside Corners Dies. This layer measures approximately 1 3/4″ x 3 5/8″,
  • I used Sponge Daubers to add ink to the large botanical stamp from the Inked & Tiled stamp set. You can also use Stampin’ Write Markers to get the same result.
  • The little background images are stamped off once. This is also a stamp from the stamp set.
  • The sentiment is stamped with Lost Lagoon ink and punched with the “cross” punch from the Inked & Tiled Bundle. Once I punched the sentiment, I trimmed of the top and bottom of the “cross” shape. It’s also attached with a Dimensional.
  • I embellished with a few 2023-2025 Moody Mauve In Color Dots.

So, find a subtle Designer Series Paper pattern, die cut a frame, stamp a few pretty botanicals, and create a quick and easy card to send a sweet note!

… the only limitation is your imagination!

Today’s Product Details

July Free Customer Mini Card Kit

From July 1st through July 31st, with a minimum product purchase of $40.00 (before shipping and tax), you will receive my festured FREE Mini Card Kit along with a Video Tutorial link and Project Sheet so you can assemble the cards with me. The card bases, layers and elements are all included. You add your sentiment, and supply your favorite adhesive. July’s Mini Card Kit features the Gorgeously Made Designer Series Paper and Dies. I look foreard to creating these cards with you!

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An Inked & Tiled Note

Here’s some Clean & Simple weekend inspiration for you.

The Inked & Tiled Bundle was still on my craft table when I sat down to make a card for my weekend post. I decided to create a CAS card (Clean And Simple) with the images from the stamp set. Of course, Wild Wheat had to be in the mix. I imagined it with the leaf spray image. It’s an amazing color. I paired it with Moody Mauve and Gray Granite.

Gray Granite softened the look of the card and I wanted a clean look.

Today’s Card Pieces & Parts

  • Take a look at the image above. I punched the sentiment banner using the Inked & Tiled Punch. The sentiment is stamped with Gray Granite ink. Once stamped, I cut the ends off the punched image and created the sentiment banner. It’s size worked so well for a Clean and Simple sentiment.
  • I cut a Basic White top fold card base 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″.
  • The offset Wild Wheat cardstock layer is 3 1/4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • I cut the top Basic White stamped layer 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • The ssentiment is attached with Mini Dimensionals.
  • I formed a bow using Gray Granite Baker’s Twine.
  • A few 2023-2025 In Color Dots finished the card.

A CAS card is Clean And Simple – It has lots of white space, minimal or no layers and minimal embellishments. I love to create with layers, and love to add lots of elements to my cards, but to me, a CAS card is always eye=catching. This quick and easy design can take you to many of the stamps you already have. So, remember…

… the only limitation is your imagination!

Today’s Product Details


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In The Country And It’s FREE


I’m still unpacking from this past weekend. Having much of my stamps, ink, and paper with me, I now have to put it all back in its place. The silver lining to this is that my craft room will be organized and ready to go. I’ll have lots of fresh inspiration for you. Stay tuned!

Lisa’s Watercolor Art

I think we have a watercolor artist in our Group! Lisa brought life to thhese beautiful, stamped country scenes using Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen. If you can keep a secret (and I know you can), this is my favorite way to add color to a stamped image. I also enjoy using ink and a Blender Pen. It’s not that I don’t absolutely love Stampin’ Blends (these are Stampin’ Up!’s alcohol markers). If you have a larger, linear stamped image, the Stampin’ Blends are the perfect answer. They provide smooth, even, blendable color to the image.

The “In The Country” stamp set is the perfect choice for watercolor pensils or ink, and a Blender Pen. This is one of the FREE stamp sets you can earn with a qualifying purchase during Sale-A-Bration. The stamped image without color would be beautiful, as well. Add a few mat layers to a white layer samped with black ink and you have a stunning card for a note card set, or add a frame and hang a small grouping on your wall.

Lisa definitely captured the essence of “country” with her warm toned, nature inspired layers and color choices. Both of these cards are beautiful. My favorite is the country hilltop scene. Which is your favorite?

Today’s Card Pieces and Parts

  • Lisa stamped each image onto Basic White cardstock using Memento Black ink.
  • The Deckled Rectangle Dies created her mat layers.
  • These dies are sized to cut a few perfectly spaced layers.
  • She added color with the Watercolor Pencils and shaded using a Blender Pen.
  • The Blender Pen contains a special solution that helps move the color (pencil or ink) to add darker or lighter shading, precisely where you want it, on a stamped image.

So, grab your watercolor pencils, a Blender Pen, some white cardstock and a fabulous “country” stamp. Attach a few layers, and create amazing personal art!

… the only limitation is your imagination!

Today’s Product Details

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