Christmas, Stamp It Group Blog Hop

Team StampIt Blog Hop – Christmas

Welcome to the Team Stamp It Blog Hop!  We’re all excited to share our Holiday projects with you.  As I’m sure you are aware, there are not as many days as usual between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year so I hope you will find inspiration you need to get those holiday projects going.

I know many people send out digital versions of Christmas greetings, but I enjoy sending a handmade card.  It warms my heart hearing nice comments from those who receive them.  Today, I’m sharing one using the Christmas Gleaming bundle. The metallic touches in the Designer Series Paper add a nice holiday glitz.

My intention was to share a card that could be easily and quickly mass produced for everyone on my card list.  This one is close, other than a bit of fussy cutting.

Card Details:

  • Start with a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Night of Navy card base,  scored at 4-1/4″
  • Add a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla cardstock
  • Cut a 1-1/2″ x 5″ piece from one design of the Brightly Gleaming DSP
  • Cut a 1-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ piece from another design of the Brightly Gleaming DSP
  • Cut a piece of Copper Foil using the largest circle in the Stitched Shapes Dies
  • On a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp two of the ornaments from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set using Night of Navy ink and the sentiment using Merry Merlot ink.
  • Punch out the ornaments with the Gleaming Ornaments punches and adhere to the copper circle
  • Fussy cut around the sentiment and adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Stamp the holly leaves using Jet Black Stazon ink on Shimmery White cardstock
  • Using an Aqua Painter watercolor the leaves using Mossy Meadow ink and the berries with Merry Merlot ink
  • Fussy cut the holly leaves – this is really the only part of the card that takes a bit extra time

This layout can easily be used with the various papers in the bundle as they all coordinate beautifully, allowing me to make many cards from one pack of the DSP.  Here is a different version of the card using the colors Pretty Peacock and Copper.  I colored the berries on this card with the Celestial Copper Delicata Metallic Ink using a dry Aqua Painter.


If you haven’t visited the other blog hop participants, I hope you will use the links below to see all of their beautiful projects.  To be entered in this month’s Blog Hop Giveaway, please leave a comment and include #stampitcontest.

Congratulations to Janice Kincaid, the winner of last month’s Giveaway!

Thanks for stopping by today.  I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and a wonderful holiday season!


1. Tami White
2. Pam Nichols
3. Luly González
4. Tina Wardell
5. Christina Miller
6. Danette Herrera
7. Lori Mueller
8. Kim Quade
9. Shannon Lorenz-Hatch
10. Linda Cullen
11. Karen Page

12. Gigi Melone

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Team StampIt Blog Hop – Thanksgiving

Welcome to the Stamp It Group Blog Hop!  This month’s projects feature a holiday theme.  You will find links to the other blogs on the hop at the end of this post, as well as information on this month’s Giveaway contest.

Thanksgiving is a time to pause and reflect on our many blessings and to acknowledge gratitude to our loved ones.  Today I’m sharing a card that expresses that gratitude.

My card features several copper elements offered by Stampin’ Up! including the new Delicata Celestial Copper Ink.  The Delicata ink adds a nice shimmer to a stamped image. I found that stamping the leaf image twice really enhanced the effect.  Using the Stamparatus tool ensures exact placement for stamping twice.   In addition to using the Delicata ink on the leaf, I added some flecks of it on the background.  This was accomplished by tapping an acrylic block on the ink pad to pick up a small amount of ink and then brushing an Aqua Painter around the block.  I held the Aqua Painter a few inches above the background and gently tapped it to create splatters.


To make this card:

  • Start with a Bermuda Bay card base, cut 5-1/2″ x 8-/12″ and fold in half.
  • Add a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Copper Foil.
  • Emboss a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using the Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder.  Add the flecks of Delicata Celestial Copper Ink.
  • Stamp the leaf image with the Delicata ink on a piece of Bermuda Bay card stock and die cut with the coordinating die.
  • Die cut the smaller leaf from the Copper Foil sheet.
  • Stamp the Harvest Hellos pumpkin on a piece of Grapefruit Grove card stock using Cajun Craze ink and punch out with the Apple Builder punch.
  • Use the 3rd largest circle die from the Stitched Shapes dies to cut a Vellum layer.
  • Cut a piece of Copper Trim and “fluff” it out using your fingers.
  • The sentiment is from the Country Home stamp set.  It is heat embossed with the Copper Embossing Powder on a 5/8″ wide piece of Very Vanilla card stock.

For the inside of the card, I used Cajun Craze ink to stamp another sentiment from the Country Home stamp set and a leaf image from the Colorful Seasons stamp set.


To enter this month’s Blog Hop Giveaway Contest, be sure to leave me a comment including the hashtag #stampitcontest.  You can have multiple entries in the Giveaway contest by leaving a comment on each blog.


Congratulations to Marylu Tyler, last month’s Giveaway winner!


I hope you enjoyed today’s card.  Have fun hopping on over to the other blogs to see their fabulous creations.

Thanks for stopping by!



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Paper Pumpkin

Gift of Fall Paper Pumpkin Cards

Hello Stampers,

Today, I’m sharing two cards made with the the Gift of Fall Paper Pumpkin kit and coordinating add-on bundle.  The Paper Pumpkin kit and bundle came with everything needed to make these pretty cards – no cutting required.  I was able to quickly make cards for everyone I want to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Each kit comes with samples and directions, but it’s easy to add your own creativity.  For this card, I wanted to add more rich fall color, so I sponged Crushed Curry on one of the leaves.

Do you like to add a decorative touch to your envelope?  The envelopes included in the bundle already have that nice touch.

The holiday season of giving will be here before we know it.  If you like to add an easy handmade, personal touch to your holiday giving, the upcoming Winter Wonders Paper Pumpkin kits are a must!

The October and November kits are back-to-back coordinating kits. Although these kits coordinate, each is all-inclusive and can stand alone. The October kit makes 10 full size cards (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) and includes envelopes.  The November kit makes 24 holiday-themed gift tags of 4 various sizes and designs.  The coordinating colors in each kit are Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce and Early Espresso.

To receive the October kit, subscribe by October 10th and get a head start on your holiday crafting!  Click here to subscribe. 

Thanks for stopping by!


Birthday Card For The Young At Heart

Happy Friday!  I hope you have had a good week.  Today, I’m sharing another birthday card using the Young At Heart stamp set.  The sentiment is so appropriate for my friends’ birthday cards – we like to believe we are not getting older even though our bodies tend to remind us otherwise.


To make this card:

  • Start with a Thick Whisper White card base
  • Add a layer of Basic Black cut with the largest Stitched Rectangles die
  • Cut a piece of Thick Whisper White card stock to slightly less than 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″.  Stamp the girls image in Tuxedo Black Memento ink a bit to the left of center of this piece.
  • Now for the fun part – color the image with your choice of Watercolor Pencils.  I used Melon Mambo, Night of Navy, Gorgeous Grape, and Daffodil Delight for their outfits.  Blend each color using a Blender Pen.
  • Stamping the sentiment required masking the stamp using a Post-It note.   The larger font is stamped on a 1/2″ banner, and the smaller font is stamped in the lower right corner of the image.
  • Next, cut the Gorgeous Grape frame by using the second and third largest Stitched Rectangles dies.
  • Using the Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive, adhere the frame to the stamped image.
  • Adhere this to the black layer.
  • Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the banner.
  • Add some bling using the Noble Peacock Rhinestones.

I’m entering this card in the Sunday Stamps Sketch Challenge.


Tomorrow is World Card Making Day, so I hope you will have time to make and send a card or two to brighten someone’s day.

Thanks for stopping by!


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Team StampIt Blog Hop – Fall/Halloween

Welcome to the Stamp It Group Blog Hop and thank you for stopping by!  This month’s projects feature a Halloween & Fall Theme.  I chose to go with the Halloween theme.  I hope you will visit the other blogs to see their wonderful projects.  You will find links at the end of this post, as well as information on this month’s Giveaway contest.

My card features one of my favorite Halloween images – the black cat in front of a full moon.

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To make this card:

  • Start with a Pumpkin Pie card base.
  • Emboss a 3-7/8″ x  5-1/8″ piece Whisper White card stock with the Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder.  Add a bit of distressing by lightly sponging with Sahara Sand ink.  I used a piece of a Stampin’ Sponge but a Sponge Dauber would work as well.
  • Adhere it to a piece of Basic Black cardstock cut 4″ x 5-1/4″ and then onto the card base.
  • Cut the moon from Crushed Curry cardstock using the largest Stitched Shapes circle die and sponge with Crushed Curry ink around the edge.  This reminds me of the Harvest Moon last week.  I don’t know if you saw it, but it was so beautiful!
  • Cut a branch using a Seasonal Layers die.
  • Stamp the two pumpkin images from the Gather Together stamp set on a piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Cut them out with the coordinating dies from the Gathered Leaves set.
  • Cut and emboss a leaf from Gorgeous Grape card stock, using one of the leaves from the Gathered Leaves dies.
  • Add eyes to the cat using 2 Pumpkin Pie Rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
  • The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, embossed in white, cut out with the Classic Label punch, and popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Don’t forget to enter the Blog Hop Giveaway Contest to win the Notes of Kindness Card Kit by leaving me a comment.  Include #stampitcontest in your comment.  Then hop on over to the other blogs to see their fun creations.  You can have multiple entries in the Giveaway contest by leaving a comment on each blog.



Congratulations to Gail Tucker – the winner of last month’s Giveaway!

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Best Catch Birthday Card

Happy Monday Morning!  I hope you had a great weekend.  I’ve have this card in my mind to play along with the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches and just barely got it made in time to submit to the challenge.  As I was working on it yesterday, my husband continued to get sicker and we finally made the decision to take him to urgent care.  I don’t know if the full moon had anything to do with it, but it was a very busy place!


Our son-in-law loves fishing, so I wanted to use the Best Catch stamp set to make his birthday card.  I started with the mountains using the image from the Waterfront stamp set and stamping it 6 times in Rich Razzleberry onto a piece of Watercolor Paper.  Using an AquaPainter, I softly blended the color.  I then added a subtle wash of Balmy Blue ink for the sky.  For the water, I put down another darker wash of Balmy Blue and added some strokes of Blueberry Bushel.  Once the watercoloring was dry, I adhered the panel to a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock, using the Liquid Adhesive.  This was adhered onto a Garden Green card base.

The fish was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on a piece of Thick Whisper White card stock.  Again, I used an Aqua Painter to color the fish using Garden Green, Crumb Cake and Rich Razzleberry inks.  The image was cut out with the coordinating Catch of the Day die.  I think the 3D effect with the fin is so fun!

I cut 2 cattail grasses from Garden Green card stock and colored the cattails with an Early Espresso marker.   Last, the sentiment is stamped in Garden Green and cut out with the the smallest circle from the Stitched Shapes dies.  I adhered a small piece of Burlap Ribbon on the back and attached it to the card.

For the inside of the card, I used the birthday sentiment from the Looking Up card kit.

Thanks for stopping by!



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Autumn Sunflower Birthday Card

Today I’m playing along with two stamping challenges – Sunday Stamps 213 Autumn Whisper and Hand Stamped Sentiments #323.

Although we are currently experiencing hot, humid summer weather here in Nebraska, we know autumn will soon be whispering to us.  The pretty sunflower in the inspiration photo for the Sunday Stamps challenge is perfect for an autumn birthday card.

A daisy is easily changed into a sunflower by adding a large center to the flower so to make this card, I stamped the Daisy image twice in Crushed Curry onto So Saffron cardstock and punched the images out with the Daisy Punch.  Next I used the smallest scalloped circle from the Layering Circles dies to cut out the center of the flower and embossed it with the Softly Falling embossing folder.  I added two Granny Apple green leaves which have been stamped using a leaf image from the Painted Harvest stamp set.  Then I used the Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch to put the card together.  The background is one of the designs from the Come To Gather Designer Series Paper and the center layer is cut from a piece of the retired Country Lane Designer Series Paper using a Stitched Nested Labels die .  Last, the birthday sentiment is from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and stamped onto a small banner of Whisper White card stock.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you will visit the challenge blogs for more inspiration.


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