Cookie Cutter Scarecrow

The ColourQ and Retrosketches blog sites inspired today’s card with their challenges.  The only substitution that I made was swapping out the Crushed Curry for the Hello Honey as well as Real Red for the Ruby Red colors in the pallette.  I wanted to use currently available Stampin’ UP ink colors.

Challenge Links

Color Q Challenge #360…

Retro Sketches #233…

Here is my card for both challenges.  It is a 6 inch by 6 inch card made with a base color of Pumpkin Pie and highlighted with a mat of Crushed Curry cardstock.  A 2 1/2 inch circle is punched out of soft suede cardstock and run through the big shot with the Sparkle embossing folder.  The swirl is cut on the big shot using the copper foil cardstock and the swirly die.



Cookie Cutter Halloween Stamp Set

This fun Halloween stamp set from Stampin’ UP has a coordinating punch for the little guys.  I think the scarecrow steals the show. There are so many fun ways to color him.  For this project, I used blender pens.


Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set

To keep the lines relatively straight, I used a pencil to mark off a triangle in the corner of the card front. To get the stripes on the front of the card, I randomly stamped them with the narrow stripes stamp from this set.  I used all the colors in the palette and kept layering the color until I had the look I wanted.

Halloween Treat Stamp

142249gThe Halloween Treat Stamp from this season’s holiday catalog has 2 great sentiments on the stamp.  To isolate the sentiment you want, simply color the words with the desired color marker. (I used basic black) Before stamping it on the paper, huff on it a couple of times to wet the ink.  It is that simple.



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Copper Queen Note

Image of notecard featuring Flourish thinlit in copper foil

Copper Foil Shines

Stampin’ UP’s copper foil sheets shine on in the little leaves and floral images on this card.  The flower at the top is placed so it looks like a crown on top of the sentiment. It is so simple to cut these intricate shapes on the Big Shot with the precision plate. The Flourishing Phrases stamp set adds a little background color with the large floral image stamped in Dapper Denim ink.  The floral image is hand-trimmed and cut in half to fit on both sides of the circle sentiment.

Petal Burst Embossing Folder

The entire image is pushed off the card front with stampin’ dimensionals. Finished off with a textured background created by the Petal Burst embossing folder, this card is simple to make but looks like it took you hours.  All of these items can be found in Stampin’ UP’s large annual catalog.

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Christmas Magic Locomotive

Locomotive in Christmas Magic Stamp Set by Stampin' UP 2016

A Little Christmas Magic

This sweet little train is just one of the nostalgic images in the new Christmas Magic stamp set found in Stampin’ UP’s new holiday catalog.  It also comes with three lovely sentiments to make your holiday cards unique and wonderful.  The images in the stamp set lend themselves to coloring in with markers or watercoloring.

Christmas Magic Stamp Set by Stampin UP 2016

Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

I wanted to make a point to note that this is a new product from Stampin’ UP.  It is not a regular embossing folder that we are all used to because it is a lot thicker.  When you get ready to run your paper through the Big Shot with this folder, be sure to spritz it with water first.  This will help the paper soften a bit so it won’t crack when you run it through the Big Shot.  I included the Stampin’ Spritzer in my supply list.

Also, because of the thickness of the folder , you only need one plate as a top plate and your regular platform. It is a really neat effect because the texture feels more three dimensional.  I am sure that this will not be the only one of these that we see from Stampin’ UP.


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Merriest Wishes for GDP052



Case The Designer

The Global Design Project always has some fun ideas to try out.  This card by Teneale Williams gave me the inspiration for the layout of this card although I tried it out with some deeper shades of blue and green.  This year’s In colors are some of my new favorites. Here is the link to the Global Design Project Challenge:

Go to #GDP052…


Merriest Wishes Bundle

When I saw this bundle in the Holiday Catalog, it went on my wishlist as a top priority.  I love the framelits that match the stamp set because I love to make my own gift tags for Christmas every year.  It also makes lovely Christmas cards as well.




I paired it with the Pine Bough Embossing Folder to add a little more texture to the card base.  The stamped snowflakes add a little pizzazz and a punch of color.


First you want to start with a Emerald Envy card base of 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. Run the card base through the Big Shot using the Pine Bough Embossing Folder so that the pine image will be on the left side of the card.

Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to 3″ x 4 1/4″. Stamp the snow image on the right side of the card stock, once at the top and once at the bottom in Dapper Denim ink.

Cut out the deer tag using the Merry Tags framelit die on the Big Shot, once from the Emerald Envy card stock, once from the Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper and once from the Chocolate Chip card stock.  Punch out a 2 inch circle with the circle punch.

Using the Emerald Envy tag as the base, remove the green deer with your paper snips. Snip off the tab at the top of the tag.

From the Dazzling Diamonds tag, remove the deer, trees and snow.  On the Chocolate Chip tag, remove the deer.  img_1291-1

Glue the Dazzling Diamond trees behind the Emerald Envy trees.  Glue the Dazzling Diamond snow to the front of the Emerald Envy tag. Glue the entire Emerald Envy tag to the Dapper Denim circle centering it in the middle.  Glue the Chocolate Chip deer to his proper place.

Wrap a piece of the ribbon around the left edge of the snow stamped on the white card stock.  Fasten the deer tag in the middle with dimensionals. Add a ribbon bow to the top of the deer tag. Attach it to the front of the card with dimensionals.

Stamp the Merriest Wishes sentiment in Dapper Denim ink on whisper white card stock. Punch it out with the Duet Banner punch.  Punch an additional banner out of Emerald Envy card stock and glue to the back of the banner.  Please note that when you punch out your sentiment, it will be upside down.  It follows the curve of the tag that way.  Attach the banner to the card front with dimensionals.


I added a scrap of Dapper denim paper to the inside of the card as well as a stamped sentiment from the Merriest Wishes stamp set.  If you liked my card, and want to make one yourself, visit my online store by clicking any of the supplies below. Thanks for visiting today.  Leave me a comment and feel free to share my project!

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Primary Color Challenge

Pretty Kitty image paired with Floral Affection Embossing Folder



Inspiration comes from many different places.  Pinterest, Facebook, Card Challenges and the Stampin’ UP catalog are places that I turn to the most when trying to come up with an idea for a new card.  Today’s challenge from SUO Challenges gave me a fun color palette to work with as well as this cute stamp set called Pretty Kitty from the annual catalog.  The adorable kitten images lend themselves to coloring which is one of my favorite things to do.

Here is the link to SU-only challenges blog.

I got Top 3 for the challenge on the SU-only challenges blog. See it here!


Start with a base card cut to 8 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ and scored at 5 1/2″. Stamp the kitten image in Stazon black on whisper white card stock.  Color the image in using real red, pacific point, garden green and delightful dijon markers. Highlight the kitty with the clear wink of stella brush. Cut around the image using paper snips.

Cut another piece of whisper white to 1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″. Run it through the big shot using the Floral Affection embossing folder.

Cut a piece of the Serene Scenery DSP to 5 1/4″ x 3″.  Stamp the sentiment on the bottom of the paper in black Stazon ink.  Attach to the card front using snail adhesive.

Run a piece of real red card stock with the Swirly Scribbles die on top through the big shot.

Attach the Floral Affection embossed image to the card front using snail adhesive.  Attach the Swirly Scribble to the card front using the liquid adhesive.  Attach the kitty on top with stampin’ dimensionals.

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