Occasions 2016 Feed

Top 5 Pins on Pinterest in 2016




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Tis The Season Christmas Card 

It is always fun to look back and see which of my post is the most popular on Pinterest.  In this year, 2016, these are my top 5 cards. The above card is my number one card!  I am so happy that so many people have liked this card.  I love it too.  

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2016-2018 In Color Note Cards 


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Simple Rose Wonder Card 


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A Nice Cuppa


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Number of Years Anniversary Card


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Birthday Thank You



It was my birthday on May 1st and I was blessed with so many beautiful gifts.  I have always been taught to send thank you cards when you receive a gift or when someone impacts your life and I have taught my girls to do the same thing.  This is the card that I made for everyone who thought of me and helped make my day special.

I wanted a card that I could produce quickly as I was also going to be using them as my May thank you cards for my customers too.  The Grateful Bunch stamp set  has flowers and it comes with a matching punch, you can't get much better than that!  It was one of the first sets I bought from the Occasions Catalog.  

You will need the following products to make this card:

Blackberry Bliss Card Stock #133675

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Whisper White Card Stock #100730

  • cut two at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • scraps for stamping the flowers

The Blackberry Bliss paper is on the retirement list and is available while supplies last. 

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Thank you for stopping by today!  

Happy Stampin!





What To Do With Your Scraps Card #5



This is my final card from my class What To Do With Your Scraps class.  I think this is my favorite of all of them.  I am not sure if it because I love the DSP English Garden, or Night of Navy, or butterflies or just all of it.  I will definitely be making a bunch of these cards.  I used the stamp set Rose Garden and it comes with 4 different sayings.  That gives you a lot of options.

I used the following products to make this card:

Thick Whisper White Card Stock #140272

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Night of Navy Card Stock #100867

  • 1 1/2" x 3 1/2"
  • scrap for the butterfly

English Garden DSP #138440

  • cut one at 1 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • cut one at 1 1/2" x 4"

Whisper White Card Stock #100730

  • scraps for the Happy Birthday Saying

I started making this card by stamping the scattered dots stamp out of the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set in Night of Navy all over the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" paper.  I then took Early Espresso and sponged it all around the edges of the paper.  This softened up the look a little bit which what I wanted.

Take your three 1 1/2" pieces of paper and use the Banner Triple Punch on all three of them.  I then sponged early espresso around all of the edges.  

I adhered the banners starting with the one on the right lining it up on the top and right side of the paper.  I gently laid the left on my paper, DO NOT push down until you get it right where you want it.  I then lightly put the blue banner on top to make sure it was centered.  I did not put adhesive on the blue banner yet.   When I get them the way I want them I then press hard on the left hand banner.  Then put adhesive on the blue banner and adhere to the paper.  

I knew I wanted to finish the top with something as I didn't like the looks of the banner tops staring at me.  I found my Night of Navy seam binding ribbon, which looked great.  I wrapped that around the top and adhered it on the back of the paper.  This will also hide any little blemishes you may have.  You can now adhere this piece of paper to your card!   

I used a scrap piece of Night of Navy and used the framelit Bold Butterflies to cut out a butterfly for the front.  I love the detail on this framelit!  I put a rhinestone in the middle to give it a little bit of bling.  

The Happy Birthday came from the Rose Garden stamp set with coordinating framelits.  I just love this set!  You can do so much with it.  I did you dimensionals to give the Happy Birthday a little bit of dimension.  

On the inside of the card I stamped the coordinating stamp to the Happy Birthday in Rose Garden Stamp Set.

I hope you enjoyed all the cards in this series of What To Do With Your Scraps.  I had a lot of fun coming up with these cards.  Now you can go use your scraps and make a bunch of cards! 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Happy Stampin!



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Happy Birthday to my wonderful mom!!!!!


Today is my sweet mom's birthday!!!!!  I wish I could  be with her, but I will get to see her in June for a couple of days.  I try to talk to my mom everyday and sometimes multiple times a day.  She is my best friend and means the world to me!  Sometimes it is very hard being 8 hours away from family and this is one of those times.  Roses are my mom's favorite flower, so of course I used the Rose Wonder stamp set and matching framelits to make this special card for her.   

I saw this technique on a fellow demonstrators blog, Dawn Griffith, and fell in love with it.  I used the Crystal Effects to give it a glossy look.  It is hard to see in the photo, but it is absolutely beautiful in person.  

Dawn used black card stock for her outline, and if anyone knows my mom, knows she HATES the color black.  I tried different combinations of colors and ended up liking the melon mambo and mossy meadow colors together best.  

To make this card you will need the following measurements:

Melon Mambo card stock #115320

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/5" score at 4 1/4"
  • a piece of paper to cut out the big rose framelit

Mossy Meadow card stock #133676

  • cut two pieces at 4 x 5 1/4" - one for the front and one for the inside
  • a piece of paper to cut out the big rose framelit

Pink Pirouette card stock #111351

  • a scrap piece of paper for the saying

Watercolor Paper#122959

  • cut at 3 3/4" x 5"

Whisper White card stock #100730

  • cut at 3 3/4" x 5" this is for the inside of your card

To make this card I cut out 2 roses from the Rose Garden framelits.  Cut one from melon mambo and one from the mossy meadow card stock.  Lay them on top of each other, make sure they are lined up, and cut them both at the same time.  You will want to cut where they leaves meet the flower.  

I used the Basic Gray Archival Ink and stamped the image on the Watercolor Paper.  I used Pink Pirouette and Pear Pizzazz to watercolor the flower and leaves.  You need to let it dry completely before doing the next step.  

Using Crystal Effects outline the stamped image, make sure you put it on all of the lines of the image.  Lay the outline on top of the stamped image.  I used my paper piercing tool to push down the cut image into the Crystal Effects.  One it is secure fill all the open area with the Crystal Effects.  You will need to let the drive for quite a while.  I let mine dry overnight.  

I used fast fuse adhesive to attach the watercolor paper to the green paper.  You are going to need a strong adhesive to make sure it stays attached.  I then stamped and cut out the saying from the same stamp set.  

Here is the picture of the inside of the card. 


I used this flower to also stamp in the outside of the envelope.  I try to make sure I decorate my envelope when I make my cards.   Just a little something to make it look pretty.  

This is the same card that I demonstrated at a workshop using pink pirouette and black.  These are the same colors that Dawn had used on her sample.  Thank you Dawn for sharing your design with us!



I hope my mom has a fabulous day and likes her card.  Love you mom!!!!!

Have a fantastic day!

Happy Stampin!



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Apple of My Eye



I have been drawn to bright colors lately, which is probably why I love this card so much.  It just screams SUMMER to me.  It could be because it has been so cold, with snow, since the beginning of April that I am secretly dreaming of summer.  Oh, I can just picture sitting outside enjoying the sun, warm temperatures, hearing the birds sing and relaxing.  hmmm Now back to reality!  I better get my sweatshirt on, I am getting a little cold.  

I designed this card for Theresa's workshop as this way a favorite stamp set of hers.   I am glad she did because I wasn't going to buy this stamp set until she mentioned it.   I am having a lot of fun creating different cards with this set.  To make this card I did use a lot of different colors, but it didn't really take anymore time than other cards I have made.  

Here are the measurements for this card:

Mossy Meadow Card Stock #133676

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Daffodil Delight Card Stock #119683

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Whisper White Card Stock #100730

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4" this is for the inside of the card
  • cut at 3 3/4" x 5" this is for the front of the card
  • scrap papers to stamp the pear on and cut out

The order I stamped this card is as follows: orange, lemon, apple, cherry branches, cherries, stems, leaves and then the saying.  There is a little trick I would like to let you know about that helped me a lot.  For the stem on the apple, just ink up the top part of the stem with early espresso ink and line it up on your apple.  It was  so easy and you can judge how long you want it to be.  It is also easier if you stamp the branches to the cherries first, then you know exactly where to stamp the cherries.  

I stamped the pear using pear pizzazz ink on a scrap piece of paper and fussy cut it (using my paper snips).  I also stamped and cut the stem and leaf and attached them using glue dots.   

I stamped the inside of the card and my envelope with the lemon and cherries.  I had to add the leaf in there  because I made a little boo boo and had to cover it up.  I always tell me clients you can always fix a mistake.  Here is a picture of it for you to see what I stamped.


I hope this card puts a little bit of sunshine in your day and makes you happy!  Thank you for stopping by today.  

Happy Stampin!




A Nice Cuppa - Workshop Card


I ran out of time over the weekend to get this post ready for you this morning, sorry for the delay.   Emily was home from college for her spring break and had to go back yesterday, so I wanted to spend as much time as I could with her.  I also had to finish up my cards for Stamp Camp for this week, which I will be posting soon.  There were a few late nights last week, but I got all the cards done that I needed for this week!  We also had to go see the tax lady, Lynn, and that was very depressing.  Self employment tax is a killer.  As one demonstrator said "I am going to be standing out with a sign that says high tax bill, please buy some stamps".  I laughed out loud when I read that.  I love it!!  Some days I wish I had more hours in my days.  Anyone else feel that way?

Last month my friend, Theresa, had a workshop with me.  I always ask my hostess what stamp set they would like me to use for the cards we make and what technique they would like to learn.  Her two favorite stamp sets were A Nice Cuppa and Apple of My Eye out of the Occasions Catalog. This is one of the cards we made and  I will have the other card later this week (it is so cute!).  My challenge for this set was not to use the framelits, only stamping.  I love the framelits that go with this set too, so this was a real challenge for me. I knew I wanted to use the paper that coordinates with this set, but where do I go from there.  I just started playing with the set and after a few tries this is what I came up with.  I think it turned out quite cute if I say so myself.  LOL  

You will need the following cardstock cut at these measurements:

Bermuda Bay Cardstock #131197 

  • Cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Basic Gray Cardstock #121044

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut at 3" x 4"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"
  • cut at 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" - this is for the front of the card
  • cut at 4" x 5 1/2" - this is for the inside of your card

Have a Cuppa Designer Series Paper Stack #140567

  • cut at 2" x 5 1/8"

On the piece of whisper white for the front of the card I used the tea bag stamp and stamped it all over the paper.  I colored in the square with the Bermuda Bay marker.  The paper that has the ribbon around it is poped up with dimensionals.  

I forgot to take a picture of the inside, but I stamped it with the stamp "and spending time with you" in Bermuda Bay ink.

This is a short post as I wanted to get it on the blog for you as soon as I could.  

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you have a  wonderful Monday!

Happy Stampin'!




Waterfall Card using Apple of My Eye



I have a file on my desk of card ideas that I want to make someday.  I was trying to figure out what could be my last card for my class.  I kept looking through them, Pinterest, Facebook and other blogs.  My eyes kept going back to the waterfall card.  To me it looked difficult and I didn't want a really hard card to make.  This class was going to be a little longer because of all the different types of fold cards.  To get a better idea on how to make one of these types of cards I went on to Youtube to check out how hard is it really.  Well, you have a number of them that you are sitting there going "huh?"  Then I found this one and it was pretty easy, just took a little more time.  Yeah! I found one we could make!

I wanted a fun, bright and cheerful card as it was almost spring.  I used the stamp set Apple of My Eye because of all the different bright colors you could use.   Here are the supplies we used to make the card:

Real Red Cardstock #102482

  • 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • 1" x 4 1/4"
  • 4 of 2" x 2"
  • 2" x 9" score at 2", 2 3/4", 3 1/2" and 4 1/4"

Brights Designer Series Paper - Daffodil Delight #138434

  • 4" x 5 1/4"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • 4 at 1 3/4" x 1 3/4"

On your four white pieces of paper you are going to stamp 4 different fruits.  These are the ones that I used and in the order I used them from left to right.  



You are going to put your designer series paper onto your real red cardstock.  You will then put on your 1" x 4 1/4" strip of red paper on top of the DSP paper about 1/3 of the way up.  you will only put adhesive on the very ends of this paper.  It will temporarily hold your paper in place until you put the brads in.  

Using either your paper piercing tool or the 1/8" hand held punch you will poke two holes on the end of the thin strip of real red paper.  I only went in about an 1/4" from the edge and tried to center it on the paper.  The type of brads I used were the Candy Dots Brad Bases.  

I have to tell you a little trick I learned making this card.  I went to get out my candy dots and noticed I was out of the daffodil delights.  What was I going to use? I knew I wanted a bright yellow but where was I going to get two, let alone a lot more for my class.  I started searching my craft room and found the It's My Party Enamel Dots in the Occasions Catalog.  They fit perfect!!! Problem solved and now I found another use for the Enamel Dots.  

You need to stamp your images next and adhere them to the 2" x 2" red squares.  

To assemble the waterfall you will fold your score marks towards you starting with the score marks on the top.  You will then adhere the the pear on top of the end of the paper and the first score mark.  The 2" x 2" red square should cover this area completely.  You then add the next square on the next score line, but ONLY PUT ADHESIVE ON THE VERY TOP, or it will not be able to move.  Keep doing this with the next two squares of the apple and then lemon/cherry square.  You should be able to hold onto the pear and move the bottom of the red piece of paper up and down and they should move,  Here is a picture of what it looks like from the side.


You will then insert the back part (the longest section on the red paper) between you DSP and your red band.  Figure out where the center of your card is and punch out a half of a circle using the 1 1/4" circle punch.  You need this step so you will be able to grasp the paper to pull it down.  I then punch a little hold in the bottom of the red piece to add a ribbon so you have something to hold onto to pull it down and push it up.  

You will need to figure out exactly where you want it to sit on your card (if you look at my first picture you will see the bottom of it is about up 1/4" on the DSP paper.  You need to put tear and tape adhesive behind the pear on the bottom edge of the red ban.  Then attach the section behind the pear to the ban.  If you keep you back piece of the waterfall about 1/4" up the DSP it will lay perfectly.  

Here is another picture to show you what it looks like with the pear attached and the red paper pulled all the way down.  You will also see where I stamped the image.  



You just made a waterfall card!!!  I know this would have been easier to do a video on this card,  but I haven't even tried that yet. I am hoping to get into making videos sometime this year.  That is one of my goals for 2016. Wish me luck!

Once you make one of these cards, you will see how easy it is to make.  If you need to watch a video to better understand how I made this card I used Dawn's Stamping Thoughts video.

Thank you for stopping by today and have a great day!

Happy Stampin!







Last Day for Sale-A-Bration!!!! Just For You Z Fold Card

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Today is the LAST day for Sale-A-Bration for 2016!  It has been my best Sale-A-Bration so far!  Thank you everyone who put me down as their demonstrator!  You are the best!  

I wanted to get this card on my blog for the end of the month as it has a fabulous stamp set from Sale-A-Bration named  Botanicals for you!  I am really thinking of keeping this stamp set for myself.  I love how big the "Just For You" is and the other stamps in the set.  I hope they have something like this in the new Annual Catalog that comes out soon!

I saw this kind of card on another demonstrators blog and fell in love with it.  I had never made a Z Fold Card so I thought this would be perfect for my Creative Fold Class.  It looked like it might take some time to make it, but it was actually a pretty fast and simple card.  That is the type of card you want when you are in a hurry.  

I used the stamp sets Botanicals For You, Birthday Blossoms and Grateful Bunch to make this card.  You will also need the following supplies to make this card.

Calypso Coral Cardstock #122925

  • cut 2 pieces at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Night of Navy Cardstock #100867

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • 3 3/4" x 5"
  • 3 1/4" x 11" score at 2" and 6 1/2"

You will stamp you images on the white piece of paper and make the banners out of Regals and Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack.  The Glitter Tape is from Sale-A-Bration as well.  

This is how you will fold you white piece of paper to look like a Z.



The section that has the 3 layers will adhere to the smallest section of the white paper.  I centered the bottom section of the white paper onto the piece of Calypso Coral paper.  I did use stronger adhesive, such as fast fuse, on this card, just because of the way it was being opened.  You will then want to fold the white paper down and put adhesive on the top section of the white paper.  You will want to line up the two pieces of Calypso Coral paper to get them even.  

Here is a picture of the card open so you can see what I mean.  

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I hope this gives you some inspiration and help on how to make this card.  Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Stampin!




Pleated Skirt Fold Card



This card looks like it took a long time to make, but it really is an easy peasy card.  I love those kind of cards!  People will drool over it and you can honestly say "Oh, it was nothing"!  

To make this card I used the Circle of Spring stamp set #138964 for the saying on the front.  That is the only stamping that you will do unless you want to add a flower on the inside to decorate it and/or the envelope.  If you do want to do that I recommend the Botanical Blooms stamp set #140757.  I use the big flower and the little center that looks like it has a lot of legs coming out of the center.  LOL  That is the only way I could think to explain it.  

You will need the following supplies to make the card:

Hello Honey Cardstock #133678

  • Cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • Cut at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2"

Whisper White #100730

  • Cut at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" - this is for the inside of the card

Botanical Gardens DSP #140583

  • cut at 4" x 11 1/2" score at 1 1/2", 2 1/2", 4 1/2", 5 1/2", 7 1/2" and 8 1/2"

Scraps of Cajun Craze, Early Espresso Hello Honey and Mossy Meadow to make the flowers.

To make the angle cut on the DSP you will need to put a little mark on the side that has the first score line at 1/12".  You will make the mark 1 1/2" down from the top.  From that mark to the the last score line you will cut your paper.  If you will look at my card you will notice that you do not touch the biggest section.  You are only cutting the area that you are going to be folding to make the skirt.  You can cut this with the scissors or your trimmer.  

After you have made your cut you will need to fold your paper in an accordion style.  I put adhesive on the back of each fold to hold the paper flat for a nicer look.  I first stamped my image on the front.  Remember you always want to stamp first before you adhere because if you make a mistake you can always turn your paper over and stamp again.  You will then adhere your DSP already folded onto the hello honey paper.  I made sure I put quite a bit of adhesive or use the fast fuse adhesive to make sure it stays folded and stays on the paper.  I put the ribbon on next and then the flowers.  I did not pop any of the flowers this time.  You will put your completed card front on your card base and your finished!  

You can use this card for any occasion and it is a great way to use up your designer series paper.  That gives me an idea.  I need to make cards for a friend as a thank you and she loves this card.  I think I know what I am going to make her now!  

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you have a fabulous day!!!

Happy Stampin!



Happy Easter!!!



HAPPY EASTER!!!!!!  I hope you get to spend this special day with your family and friends.  I am excited that our daughter Emily is home from college, but sad that Erica has to work all day.  We were able to spend last night together going to dinner and a play.  We had a lot of fun!  

I wanted to show you this card open first because I wanted you to see the adorable little chick in the inside of the egg.  How cute is she?  I saw this card on Pinterest and thought what a great idea for my Easter cards this year.  

To make this card I used the Honeycomb Happiness Sale-a-Bration stamp set and Petite Petals.  To make this card you will need the following measurements:

Blushing Bride Cardstock #131198

  • 5" x 11" score at 5 1/2" cut out using the scallop oval from the oval framelits #129381

Birthday Bouquest DSP #140557

  • 4" x 5" cut out using the largest oval framelit 

Whisper White #110730

  • 4" x 5" cut out using the largest oval framelit

Mint Macaron #138337

  • 3/4" x 4" 

When you go to cut the scallop oval on the blushing bride paper you will want to make sure you leave 3 scallops off the paper on the top.  You don't want to cut the paper all the way through or you won't be able to open it.  If you happen to cut it all the way through you can put tape and tear at the very top of the scallop oval.  You will want to score the top piece before you do that at 1/4" so you will be able to open the card up.  

I used the retired scallop border edgelit to make the cut on the mint macaron paper.  You glue the mint macaron paper to the DSP before you cut it with the edgelit.  I then glued the bottom portion to the white paper but remember DO NOT put adhesive on the top edge.  You will need to put the little chick underneath the scalloped border.  

Put the top part in place NO ADHESIVE and use your piercing tool and put a little hole about 1/8" above the top edge of the mint macaron paper.  You will then put in a mini brad there and press down the ends of the brad.  This will secure the top part to your white oval piece.  You should now be able to move the top section of the egg.  I put a flower to hide the brad, just make sure you don't put any adhesive on the brad or the bottom section of the egg.  You want to make sure the top part moves so you can see your chick.  Attach the whole egg onto the pink egg.  

I watercolored the chick using Daffodil Delight Ink #119683 for my color and used the pumpkin pie and basic black marker for the beak and eyes.  

On the inside I stamped Happy Easter.  You can use any stamp you have for this part.


This is what the card looks like when it is closed.  

Thank you  for stopping by and I hope everyone has a Happy Easter!