Flurry of Wishes Bundle


Flurry Of Wishes Photopolymer Bundle140868 Price: $33.00
Flurry Of Wishes Photopolymer Bundle 140868 Price: $33.00

Snow falling always creates a feeling of peace and serenity.  The Softly Falling Textured Embossing folder and the Flurry of Wishes Stamp Set were used on this gate fold card to make the recipient feel that way.  Stampin’ UP! created a winner with the Flurry of Wishes bundle in the holiday catalog.  The stamps are created to line up perfectly with the punch making it super quick and easy to create a card.  I used the following color palette.

Color Combo 5

On a card base of Pacific Point, folded gate card style, adhere two pieces of the Very Vanilla embossed with the Softly Falling folder to the front of the card using snail adhesive.  Stamp two sets of the small snowflakes using the Pacific Point ink on very vanilla cardstock.  Color the snowflakes using the tempting turquoise and Bermuda Bay pens.  I alternated the two sets outlining one in the first color and then coloring in with the second color.  Punch them out with the Flurry of Wishes punch.

Stamp the greeting in pacific point in on very vanilla cardstock.  Cut it out with the Tags and Labels framelit die.  Using the one size larger die, cut a pacific point frame out and adhere it to the greeting.  Cut a gold metallic doily in half and adhere it to the back of the greeting.

Cut a banner out of the striped ribbon about 5 inches long.  Attach it to the left edge of the card.  Pop the greeting up on dimensionals on top of the ribbon.  Attach a small snowflake to the greeting with a dimensional and tie a bow out of the gold ribbon. Attach the bow with a glue dot.  Attach all the remaining snowflake to the right side of the card with dimensionals.  Finish them off with gold sequins in the middle of each snowflake.  To finish the inside of the card, add a piece of very vanilla cardstock stamped with a greeting.  I also embellished with some more colored snowflakes.


Additional Supply List:

  • Tags and Labels Framelits Dies 138282 $27.00
  • Pacific Point Cardstock 111350 $7.00
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock 101650 $8.50
  • Pacific Point Ink Pad 126951 $6.50
  • Tempting Turquiose Stampin’ Write Marker
  • Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write Marker
  • Very Vanilla Subtle Stripes Ribbon 139616 $8.00
  • Metallic Sequin Assortment 138390 $5.00
  • Metallic Foil Doilies 138392 $4.00
  • Fine Tip Glue Pen 138673 $7.00
  • Gold 1/8″ Ribbon 134583 $5.00
  • Softly Falling Textured Embossing Folder 139672 $8.50
  • Mini Glue Dots 103683 $5.25
  • Snail Adhesive 104332 $7.00
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430 $4.00

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Rosy Engagement Card


The Timeless Elegance Designer Series paper was a good place to start when coming up with an idea for an Engagement Card.   The beautiful patterns of flowers, lace and flourishes are perfect for any special occasion project.   The color palette is rather neutral but allows for a pop of color.  I chose Pool Party for that but any other color would look equally nice.

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I started off with a basic card size of 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ in the Pool Party shade. Then I embossed a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″ with the Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions Folder.  Choosing a set of three roses from the Timeless Elegance paper, I colored them in with a Pool Party Marker.  After cutting them out with scissors, I set it aside.

Using the Darling Doily Thinlits Die, I cut a doily using Very Vanilla cardstock.  The contrasting paper with the dotted circles is the reverse side of the rose paper.  I cut a strip using the left over pieces to a size of 1 1/4″ x 5″.  I glued the doily to the embossed Sahara Sand layer then glued the dotted circles strip a little bit over to let the doily peek out the edge.  Popping the roses up on dimensionals, I then added a small metallic doily and banner strip that had been stamped with “Congrats” on Very Vanilla Cardstock.  These were also popped up on dimensionals.

To finish, add a punched heart out of glimmer paper and a bow made from Very Vanilla seam binding. (Sorry, didn’t realize the seam binding is discontinued in that color)


Here is the supply list:

  • Pool Party Cardstock 122924 $7.00
  • Sahara Sand Cardstock 121043 $7.00
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock 101650 $8.50
  • Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper 138444 $11.00
  • Metallic Foil Doilies 138392 $4.00
  • Pool Party Stampin’ Write Marker 131904 $3.50
  • Darling Doily Thinlits Die 133736 $24.95 Sale $14.99
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430 $4.00
  • Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad 140931 $7.00
  • Banner Triple Punch 138292 $23.00
Cottage Greetings Stamp Set   138940  $26.00
Cottage Greetings Stamp Set 138940 $26.00

Tricky Tombstone Card


Who is ready for those cute little kids to come to your house all dressed up and yelling “Trick or Treat” at the top of their lungs? Me!  Halloween was always a big deal at our house when our kids were growing up.  My kids always picked what they wanted to be and as soon as it was dark, they were out the door.

Here is a little card to send to your favorite trick-or-treater!  It is simple to make.  Starting with a basic black card base of 4 1/4″x 5 1/2″ cardstock scored in half, add a layer of tangelo twist measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″.  Take a basic black layer measuring 3 3/4″ x 5″ and emboss it on the Big Shot using the Woodlands Impressions folder.  I then sponged the trees with white craft ink to make them stand out.  Set that aside to dry.

Cut a 1 1/2″ strip of the Cucumber Crush cotton paper, then fold that strip over itself making each fold at 3 3/4″. Using the fringe scissors, cut grass about halfway down.  Glue all the layers down on the black tree layer and fluff the grass using a bone folder.

Cut a 2″ x 3″ long piece of whisper white cardstock.  Using the Ornate tag topper punch, round off the top.  Stamp the Trick or Treat from the Howl-O-Ween stamp set onto the tombstone shape.  Sponge the Tip Top Taupe ink over the entire image.  Then stamp the small dots on using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp.   Stamp the pumpkin in Tangelo Twist ink and spider in Basic Black ink on whisper white cardstock. Then sponge with Tip Taupe Taupe again over the pumpkin and spider.  Cut them both out.

Attach the tombstone and pumpkin with a small piece of the Spider Web doily in-between. Pop the spider up on a dimensional.  You can add some crystal effects to the Trick or Treat saying as well as the pumpkin and spider.  It gives the card a little shine.  Add the stars in the sky with small rhinestones!

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Here is the color combination:

 Color Combo 3

Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set130517 Price: $18.00
Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set 130517
Price: $18.00
Howl-O-Ween Treat Stamp Set139690 Price: $20.00
Howl-O-Ween Treat Stamp Set 139690
Price: $20.00
Fringe Scissors133325 Price: $10.00
Fringe Scissors 133325
Price: $10.00

Additional Supply list:

  • Boo To You Framelits 139663 $25.00
  • Happy Haunting Cardstock Pack  139585 $7.00
  • Whisper White Cardstock 100730 $8.50
  • Cotton Paper Assortment 138308 $7.00
  • Tangelo Twist Ink 133646 $6.50
  • Tip Top Taupe Ink 138325 $6.50
  • Cucumber Crush Ink 138324 $6.50
  • Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad 140931 $7.00
  • White Craft Ink 101731 $8.00
  • Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 139673 $8.50
  • Fine Tipped Glue Pen 138309 $7.00
  • Snail Adhesive 104332 $7.00
  • Crystal Effects 101055 $6.25
  • Ornate Tag Topper Punch 137416 $23.00
  • Stamping Sponges 101610 $3.50
  • Metallic Sequins Assortment 138390 $5.00
  • Spider Web Doilies 139622 $4.50
  • Rhinestones Basic Jewels 119246 $5.00

Dragonfly Birthday Card


There is something truly magical about dragonflies.  The way they dart and hover about on gossamer wings.  I loved the shimmer that the dazzling diamonds brings to this card, it reminds of the delicate lacy look of their wings.

This is a card that could truly be done in any of your favorite colors.  It could also include many different sentiments inside.  I am using it as a birthday card but it could definitely be used as a thank you or sympathy card.  I stamped  the Happy Birthday from the Cottage Greetings stamp set on the inside of the card. (not pictured)

It is set on a perfect plum card base (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) and framed out by a piece of dazzling diamonds cardstock cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″.   I used the Fluttering embossing folder on a piece of whisper white cardstock cut to 3 3/4″ x 5″.  I used the Tombo glue to adhere the layers together rather than snail as the snail tends to not work well with glitter paper.

The flower image was stamped in perfect plum and fussy cut with scissors.  The ribbon image was also stamped in perfect plum.  The dragonfly and the silver frame were stamped in versa mark ink and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.  All the images are from the Awesomely Artistic stamp set.

I cut 2 frames.  Using the 3rd largest framelit from the Lots of Labels frame lit collection, I cut one with perfect plum cardstock and one from the dazzling diamonds cardstock.  The flowers, dragonfly and friend  frame were popped up with dimensional.  Adding pearls to the flowers and silver rimmed pearls to the frames finished it out.

Have fun crafting!

Here is the supply list:

Awe artistic
Awesomely Artistic Clear-Mount Stamp Set 139950 Price: $20.00
cottage greetings
Cottage Greetings Clear-Mount Stamp Set 139962 Price: $16.00






  • Perfect Plum 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock  101889  $7.00
  • Whisper White 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock  100730  $8.50
  • Dazzling Diamonds 12″ x 12″ Cardstock  135315  $5.00
  • Perfect Plum Ink Pad  126983  $6.50
  • Versamark Ink Pad  102283  $7.50
  • Fluttering Embossing Folder  139304  $8.50
  • White Pearl Accents  138416  $5.00
  • Silver Embossing Powder  109131  $5.00
  • Lots of Labels Framelits  138281  $27
  • Dimensionals  104430  $4.00
  • Metal Rimmed Pearls  138394  $5.00



Groovy Wedding


Weddings are always so much fun.  Getting together with extended family and catching up with one another’s lives is important.  My husband and I are going to celebrate his cousin’s wedding this upcoming weekend.  Time to make a card!

The wedding card uses the “Go Wild” Designer Series Paper stack.  It has some really edgy and fun designs.   I wanted an eclectic kind of look so I knew this would be perfect.  The colors in the DSP were a good jumping off point.

Color Combo 2

Go Wild DSP
Go Wild DSP stack 138441 $8

The striped paper that looks like brushstrokes appealed to me for this project.  I embossed the edge of the card (standard 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card base in basic black) with the “Happy Hearts” embossing folder, making it just 2 hearts wide.  After heat embossing the flourish in black embossing powder,  I then glued a small piece of the black 3/8″ striped ribbon right below the flourish.  The 3 inch strip of the stripe was glued next to the embossed hearts.


The ampersand heart image was then heat embossed in black embossing powder on a piece of the DSP with the hexagon dot print.  I punched it out with the 2 inch circle punch.  I framed it out with another striped DSP punched out with the 2 3/8 inch scallop punch.

The small love was stamped in Tip Top Taupe and punched out with the 1/2 inch circle punch.  It was raised up on the heart image with a dimensional and the sentiment was also raised up with dimensionals.

To finish off the front of the card, a strip of pearls were added to the black ribbon and a few on the ampersand image.

The inside of the card was stamped with versa mark and heat embossed in black with an accent sentiment done in the tip top taupe.  Let me know what you think in the comments section and visit my online store to purchase any of these products used here today!

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Here are the stamp sets that were used for this project:

Big News 134018 $32
Fancy Flourishes
Fancy Flourishes 126367 $18
Groovy Love 134246 $18


Three paper punches were used in this project and can be found on page 165 of the annual catalog.

  • 1/2″ circle punch
  • 2″ circle punch
  • 2 3/8″ scallop punch

Here are the additional supplies used:

Black Emboss
Black embossing powder 109133 $5.00
Happy Heart
Happy Heart Embossing Folder 137364 $7.50
Go Wild Assortment
Go Wild 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock Assortment Pack 139000 Price: $7.00
Pearl Basic Jewels 119247 Price: $5.00
Black Ribbon
Basic Black 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon 138430 Price: $9.00
Tombo Liquid Glue
Multipurpose Liquid Glue 110755 Price: $4.00

















Versamark Pad 102283 Price: $7.50
tip top taupe
Tip Top Taupe Classic Stampin’ Pad 138325 Price: $6.50

August Paper Pumpkin Alternate Projects

The August Paper Pumpkin kit, “Chalk It Up To Love”, has turned out to be one of Stampin’ UP!’s best yet. The gold foil cards in the stripe design and bow design give us so many creative possibilities.  The kit includes supplies for 6 cards including envelopes and 3 gift boxes, all with the gold foil detail.  The black ribbon, colored banners and precut flowers are also included.  The photopolymer stamp set and the white craft ink spot come with the kit as well along with two different adhesives.

In the photo, the greetings in the stamp set are displayed on the black tags.  The feeling of a chalkboard is created with the black paper and ink.  With just a few extra products from the catalog, you can jazz them up a bit more.

Here is the extra supplies used in my projects:

  • Metallics Sequin Assortment 138390   Price $5.00 Sale $3.75 (through 9/14)
  • Pearl Basic Jewels 119247  Price: $5.00 Sale $3.75 (through 9/14)
  • Gold Cording Trim 139618  Price: $5.00
  • Gold Glimmer Paper 133719  Price: $5.00
  • Gift Bow Bigz L Die 129977  Price: $33.00 (use with Big Shot Multi-purpose Die Cutting Machine)

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You can add your subscription to a regular Stampin’ UP! Order and still redeem Stampin’ Rewards for any order over $150.  After placing your order for paper pumpkin, you will receive and email on how to start your subscription from Stampin’ UP!.  Let’s get creating!

Dove of Peace Sparkles

As I stared at my messy craft room last night, I decided rather than cleaning up that I would rather stamp a card with a new stamp set from the new Stampin’ UP! holiday catalog.  Yes, I would rather get ink on my hands and glitter in my hair than clean.  There is always tomorrow for that!

So here is my new project made with the “Dove of Peace” Stamp Set and the “A Little Something” Stamp Set.




Since I still love to color this was one of the stamp set that caught my eye right away.  I decided to use varying shades of blue and green tones.  The colors that I used were:

  • Soft Sky
  • Pool Party
  • Mint Macaron
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Marina Mist

I used strips of the “Cherry on Top” Designer Series Paper Stack (#138443) because they reminded me of winter snow even though the stack is birthday papers mostly.  I love this stack of DSP because the papers are so brightly colored and the designs are fun.  The whisper white card base is cut to the standard 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.  The dove was stamped with the archival black stamp pad and then I fussy cut it out with scissors. After I colored it, I used the fine tipped glue pen on the feather tips and sprinkled dazzling diamonds glitter on the ends.

I went on to layer a piece of the whisper white satin ribbon (#134549) over one of the paper strips.  I popped the dove up on dimensionals.  I stamped the sentiment on whisper white card stock and before punching it out, I traced around the punch edge with a black marker to get the thin line around the sentiment.  I added the silver ribbon bow, a few small pearls and done!

Here are some of the embellishments and supplies I used:

Silver Ribbon #132137
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter #133751
Fine-Tip Glue Pen #138309

Here are the Stampin’ UP! stamp sets:

           A Little Something  #139830
            Dove of Peace Item #139800

Let me know what you think of my creation in the comments below.  I hope you enjoyed my latest project.