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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!




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!


Flowering Fields Triple Fold Card



This is another card that I have been wanting to do for a long time.  I received a card like this from a swap I did last year.  I thought it was going to take me forever to figure out how to do it, but I was wrong.  The only thing that took time is figuring out the angles of the paper.  Once I did that it was pretty simple.  

This is what it looks like open



To make this card you are going to need the following cardstock cut at these measurements:

Whisper White  Thick Cardstock #140272

  • 6" x 10" score at 4", 6" and 8"  - you will need 2 of these
  • 3 1/2" x 4"
  • 2 1/2" x 4" - this is for the label on the band
  • 1 1/2" x 10" -  this is for the band

To make it easier on myself I numbered the panels from left to right #1, #2, and #3 (#3 will be the largest of the panels), 

Panel #1  -  1 3/4" x 2 3/4" you will need 4 of these. 2 in Blackberry Bliss and 2 in Wildflower Fields DSP

Panel #2 - 1 3/4" xx 4 1/8" you will need 2 of these in the Wildflower Fields DSP

Panel #3 - 1 3/4" x 5 1/2" you will need 4 of these. 2 in Blackberry Bliss and 2 in Wildflower Fields DSP

Blackberry Bliss Cardstock #133675

  • 3 3/4" x 4 1/4"
  • 2 1/2" x 4" - this is to cut out the label on the band

Wildflower  Fields DSP (Sale-A-Bration)

  • 3/4" x 4 1/4"
  • 1 1/2" x 4 1/4"

I stamped the Blackberry Bliss paper with Petite Petals stamp set #133155 with Blackberry Bliss ink.  I used markers lost lagoon, calypso coral and old olive to color in the flowers.  

Here is a picture trying to show you what the blackberry bliss paper looked like stamped.



I hope you can see it.  The card needed a little something when I was making it and now it looks so pretty.

I had a lot of fun designing this card and hope you enjoy it.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

Happy Stampin!



A Nice Cuppa - Teapot



You can tell I love this stamp set by how many cards I have made with it.  To me there is so many different ways you can use this set.  I also love when the stamp set comes in a bundle and the extra bonus is you get 15% discount!

This one of the cards from my March Stamp Camp.  I haven't used this color combination in a long time.  I used Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo together.  I really like this combination.  

To make this card I used the following measurements:

Basic Gray Cardstock #121044

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

Bermuda Bay Cardstock #131197

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut at 1 3/4" x 3" this is for the cup

Melon Mambo Cardstock #115320

  • cut at 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"

I used Have A Cuppa Designer Series Paper Stack for the tea pot and decoration on the cup.  You will need scraps of Whisper White #100730 to make the rest of the decorations except the spoon which I used the silver foil paper.  To make it easy I just cut out the handle of the spoon as that is all you are going to see.

I used dimensionals on the tea pot and the "you are tea-riffic" circle in the upper right hand corner.  The Large Polka Dot embossing folder add just the right amount of texture to the card.  

To finish the card off I used Wink of Stella Glitter Pen to add a little of glitter to the heart (steam from cup), decoration on cup and the white scallops on the kettle.  It is hard to tell in the picture that I put a little bit of glitter on the card.


For the inside of the card and on the envelope I used the stamp set Perfect Pairing from Sale-A-Bration. The heart is from A Nice Cuppa stamp set and I used that also on the envelope.  Shelli ( the CEO of Stampin' Up!) always says do not send out a naked envelope, make sure you dress it up.  I never use to do that until I heard her say those words.  Now I try my hardest to make sure they are all decorated.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Happy Stampin!


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Botanical Blooms Hostess Gift



On Sunday afternoon I had a fun time hanging out with a wonderful friend of mine, Stacy, who had a workshop.  It was great getting to meet new people and share my love for paper crafting and Stampin' Up!.  As her hostess gift I made her this card with the magazine card holder, pictured below.  I made 5 cards just changing the color of the flower on the front and the scallop circle behind the happy birthday. Thank you Dawn Griffith for giving me the idea for it.  

When I first made the cards they looked kinda plain to me and knew I had to add something to them.  They were already assembled, so I knew I couldn't add embossing using a folder, although that would have looked great.  I went to the stamp set Botanical Blooms #140757 that coordinates with paper and framelits and found the little flower stamp.  It was perfect, because I could add it when the card was already put together.  It is amazing how one little stamp can make a difference on a card.  This stamp set and framelits are offered as a bundle #140819 for a 15% discount.

For the cards I used Wild Washabi #108641 as the base for all the cards.  

The base is cut at 5 1/5" x 8 1/5" scored at 4 1/4"

Cajun Craze #119684 cut at 5 7/8" x 4 1/8"

Whisper White #100730 is cut at 5 1/4" x 4".  

I used the Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper #140583 on the front of the card and to decorate the box.  


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Stacy loved her cards and holder and I hope you do too!

Happy Stamping!


First try at Watercoloring



For my Open House last weekend I had made samples of products from the Occasions Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  This cute little chick is from the Sale-A-Bration selections.  He is so cute!!! I know I will be using him on a lot of different cards and projects.  This was my first try at watercoloring and oh my goodness, it was a lot of fun!  I think now I have a new love.  I can't wait to play more with watercoloring.  I found this cute little card on Pinterst made by Jo Blackman.  I loved it so much I made it just like she did. 

The measurements to make this card are:

Base is So Saffron  11 x 4 1/4 scored at 5 1/2,   Mint Macaron 4 x 5 1/2, Blushing Bride 3 3/4 x 5 1/2, and Whisper White 3 1/2 x 5 1/2.




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