Deckled Rectangles Nature’s Prints

Today, I’m using the new Deckled Rectangle Dies for the first time. I think they’ll be seeing lots of passes through my cutting machine. They’re perfect for a soft, clean, vintage design. These nested Dies give a wider layered edge that will frame your card designs quickly and perfectly!

I decided on the images from the Nature’s Prints Bundle because I think they work well in a layered cluster. I’ve always been a fan of Crumb Cake and Petal Pink together. Paired with Basic White, they create a soft color palette. The die cut images and colors combined to help me get the look I wanted. The Deckled Rectangle Dies gives this simple design visual interest.

Today’s Card Pieces And Parts

  • The Crumb Cake card base is a standard A-2 cut 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.
  • I used the three largest Deckled Rectangle Dies for the card layers.
  • The top Petal Pink layer is a pattern from the Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper. Love that paper pack! There are so many possibilities for using the featured designs.
  • I cut the sentiment layer from the smallest Deckled Rectangle Die.
  • I stamp the floral element cluster images with Petal Pink and Crumb Cake ink.
  • The sentiment, stamped with Crumb Cake ink, is from the Nature’s Prints stamp set.
  • Linen Thread and Pearl Basic Jewels embellish this design.

I die cut the largest Deckled Rectangle Die to add a quick and easy Basic White layer to the inside of this card.

So, die cut some Deckled layers, add a soft and pretty floral cluster, some Linen Thread and a few pearls and create something full of best wishes.

… the only limitation is your imagination!


Today’s Product Details





Gift Card Tutorial And Two More

Today’s post is a follow-up to yesterday. The full PDF Tutorial with pictures for this masculine gift card holder is available. You can click the button below to download and print the tutorial.

This week, I posted a few tutorials so I thought I would consolidate them to one page and let you decide which you would like to download. Below are two more PDF Tutorials for cards I created with the Hues of Happiness Suite.

So, download the Tutorials, add them to your library, use the products I’ve showcased, or fill in with what you have. It’s always fun to create!!

… the only limitation is your imagination!

Today’s Product Details

  • At the end of each tutorial is a complete product list. You can click on the image and you will get complete product details for all three cards.


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Speaking of In Colors, subscribe to the May Paper Pumpkin Kit that celebrates the magic of the NEW 2022–2024 In Colors. The colors feature vivid pops of greens, reds and blues.

  • May Paper Pumpkin Kit: Send your best wishes with large bold lettering and gorgeous gold foil details.
  • You can also send gift cards with the included coordinating gift card holders!
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Kindness Cards – New Stampin’ Up! Kit

Kindness Matters!

These are impressive words and I know how much fun it is to spread surprise kindness and to be the recipient.

Stampin’ Up! has just added to the Kits Collection with a new card kit called Kindness Cards. The Kindness Cards Kit spreads kindness.

Create the coaster cards in the kit following the detailed instructions provided, store them in the tin provided and hand out randomly. Once you make the cards, you can use the stamp set for tons of creative “kindness” projects.

Kit Details:

  • There are 8 small coaster cards, 2 each of 4 designs
  • 8 envelopes
  • Carrying tin
  • Finished card size: 3″ x 3″ (7.6 x 7.6 cm)

Coordinating colors: Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Pale Papaya, Pool Party, Soft Sea Foam

The Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! is perfect for new crafters, busy crafters, or crafters who want quick and easy projects. All-inclusive project kits have everything you need in one box! Give as a gift or try them yourself. Kits are based on availability. Order today!

So, order the Kindness Cards Kit, create these adorable coaster cards, take the filled tin whenever you want to spread a little kindness!

… the only limitation is your imagination!

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Pansy Patch Is In Bloom

Hi! Happy day to you!

I’m sure you all know Stampin’ Up! released its Last Chance Product List for the current 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. This is always an exciting time for Customers and Demonstrators. There are over 120 products price reduced up to 50%. Check yesterday’s post for product descriptions and prices of each sale product. You can click HERE for the sale product list.

Below is a PDF list of all the Last Chance items, including the sale products. You can view it on your browser or download and print it. If you’re viewing it in your browser, click on each image for product details.


Today’s Carl Story

There are a few reasons for today’s card inspiration.

  • First, this is a CASE of a card I created last year that was very popular. (view the original post here).
  • It’s a fun card to make. The design works with much of what you already have.
  • Second, I wanted to showcase three of the Last Chance products I used to create this card.
  • The In Bloom Stamp Set and Pierced Blooms Dies are going away.
  • The In Bloom Stamp Set is not discounted, BUT the Pierced Bloom matching dies are half price NOW. They are $37.00 in the Annual Catalog and are now $18.50 during the Last Chance sale. 
  • When you purchase the stamp set and dies the total is $35.50 – less than the price of the original Dies.
  • I’m such a fan of this Bundle and I can easily say that this is a true investment. I’ve used it over and over. This is one that I’m sad to see go.
  • The Pansy Patch Designer Series Paper is also on sale. The sale price is $9.20 from $11.50.
  • So, you can purchase the supplies to create today’s card for under $50.00.
  • I rarely quote pricing with product, but I truly had fun creating this card and the other cards in my Project Tutorial. The patterns in the Pansy Patch DSP are full of Spring color and simply pretty!

Take your time going through the Last Chance List. There are so many great discounted products.

A Gift For You

  • With every product purchase of $50.00 or more, I will send you a downloadable FREE PDF tutorial package.
  • The package includes detailed instructions and lots of pictures for three cards and a 3-D project using the supplies I mentioned above.
  • You will also receive a few design tips and tricks along the way.
  • These cards and the 3D project will not be posted anywhere else.
  • I also included a complete tutorial for the card today as a bonus, along with the other projects.
  • A sneak peek of the tutorial package is above this description.
  • This FREE Project Tutorial Package offer ends March 31, 2022.

So, find that fabulous stamp and die set, add fabulous patterned paper and create, create, create!

…the only limitation is your imagination!

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