Morning Cup Card

I LOVE the many cards made with the Tag Die, and this layout! I think the originator of this style of card is Stacy Schaefer, whose card can be found HERE. Take a look at Becky Robert’s card, too! You can find hers HERE. This was a card we made at Girl’s Day/Night Out this month. If you are in the Phoenix area and want to attend one of my classes, please check my class schedule HERE.

Stamp Set: Morning Cup
Paper: Always Artichoke, So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, DP
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, So Saffron
Accessories: Two Tags Die, Retired Felt Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, 1 1/4″/1 3/8″ Circle Punches

Itsy Bitsy Halloween Spider

I almost forgot about the spider stamp in the stamp set SWEET CENTERS! This stamp goes well with the new spider web embossing folder!

This was another one of the Girl’s Day/Night Out projects this month.
Stamp Set: Sweet Centers
Paper: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Happy Haunting DP, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Large Scallop Circle, 1 3/4″/1 3/8″/1 1/4″ Circle Punches, Spider Web Embossing Folder

Revised Post with Instructions

Here’s another card we made at my Girl’s Day/Night Out class this month. Gotta LOVE those test tubes at Halloween time!

I CASED the card pattern from Sharon Rivera, and her blog/card can be found HERE. However, I had to alter the cuts for the test tubes so it would fit the tubes I had. I purchased my test tubes from SKS Bottle & Packaging, Inc. (Size: 3/4″ x 6″)

I also did another CASE on this card! The center circle was CASED from a COOL swap I got at Convention. The gal who made the card is Catherine Sanders. Unfortunately she doesn’t have a blog (yet???) but her card can be seen by Stampin’ Up demonstrators over on Stampin’ Connection. I loved how she arranged the circles, so I incorporated that part of her card onto this card.

Stamp Set: Wicked Cool
Paper: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Test Tube, Pumpkin Pie Striped Ribbon (Retired), Candy Corn, Coluzzle (2 7/8″ Circle), 1 1/4″/1″/3/4″ Circle Punches, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

The black cardstock is cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. Score at 3 1/2″, 4 1/4″ and 5″ on the long side of the card (8 1/2″ side).Fold the card in half (on the 4 1/4″ score) as pictured below. Then make 4 small slits from the fold in the card to the score line. I started about 3/4″ from each end, and then cut about 3/4″ from that first cut. Then just slide the tube down the cylinders that it makes.

Falling Leaves CASE

I have always LOVED THIS CARD that Nancy Riley made almost a year ago to the day! If you haven’t seen her blog, please take some time to check it out! This is one of the cards we made at my Girl’s Day/Night Out class this month.
Stamp Set: Falling Leaves
Paper: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Always Artichoke
Accessories: 5/8″ Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Gold Brads, Dimenstionals, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Square Lattice Embossing Folder

Card and Dessert!

I’ve been on an OREO KICK the last couple of months! I saw a card-front like this at Convention this year. I don’t even own the card, but I took a photo of some else who swapped for it. Sorry, I don’t even know who designed this! (If you know who it is, please let me know so I can give her credit!) I just knew I wanted to do this at one of my classes! (I should have saved my Oreo Truffle for THIS class! LOL Truffle recipe can be found HERE.
NOTE: I got an email from a stamper (Cheryl) who received this swap at convention. She told me the gal who created this card is Susan Campfield from MInnesota!! YAY this mystery is solved!! Thanks for the info Cheryl!!

I decided I HAD to decorate the inside!! The inside is an oreo with a bite taken out of it, with crumbs at the bottom.

Stamp Set: Got Treats?, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Occasional Quotes
Paper: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Early Espresso
Ink: Early Espresso, Craft White
Accessories: 1 3/4″ / 1 3/8″ Circle Punches, Scallop Circle Punch, Embossing Folders: Square Lattice, Vintage Wallpaper, Large Scallop Die, Coluzzle, Dimensionals (to make top oreo cookie POP)

I made an Eclair Desert for our treat this month. I’m sorry I took the picture from the blog I found it on: Little Birdie Secrets. (I forgot to take a picture of the one I made.)

Eclair Dessert
2 small packages instant vanilla pudding
3 cups milk
1 can of chocolate frosting (or your own recipe)
8 oz. cool whip
1 box of graham crackers

Stir pudding mix and milk together and let set for 5 minutes. Fold in cool whip. In a 9 x 13 pan layer graham crackers (I usually break some to get them to fit right). Then layer on 1/3 of the pudding mixture. Layer twice more (layers should go: crackers, pudding, crackers pudding, crackers, pudding, crackers). Then spread frosting all over the top. Let set overnight or at least 3 hours.

School Starts!

Just had to post a photo of the two that are still at home with us. Little Brady started 1st grade a couple weeks ago, and his sister, Brittany, is going to be student teaching IN HIS CLASS 2nd quarter! (Not sure how THAT is going to work out!) Here is one of my favorite photos of them, Brady’s look says it ALL!

Now onto some cards!! This is one of the cards we made at Girls Day/Night Out this month. There are a lot of versions of this card on SCS.

Paper: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, DP (Retired)
Accessories: Top Note Die, Build A Brad, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Baja Breeze Ribbon (Retired)I just scored the Chocolate Chip Top Note die piece down about 1 1/4. Then I CUT the DP piece about 1 1/2″ so that both sides will show the same. (If you fold the DP down, you will see the back side of the DP, that is why I cut it.)

April Girl’s Day/Night Out Projects

Here are this month’s projects! Hope you enjoy!

The first one is a fun little lady bug. The wings open up to reveal the sentiment. I found the idea on Marie Shaughnessy’s blog, which can be found HERE. She did a lady bug box, and I took that idea and made it into a card.
Recipe:Stamp Set: Kind and Caring Thoughts (Level 3 Hostess Set)Paper: Basic Black, Real RedInk: Craft WhiteAccessories: Large Scallop Die, 3/4″/1 3/4″/1/4″ Circle Punches, Wide Oval Punch, Black Brads
The next card features the Extra Large Two-Step bird punch, which is STILL AVAILABLE! This punch was carried over and is available by entering number 117191 on my SU business website HERE. I saw the idea on Brenda Keenana’s blog and totally CASED her! Her blog can be found HERE.

Stamp Sets: Wood Grain, Teeny Tiny WishesPaper: Naturals Ivory, Old Olive, Ruby Red, Ballet BlueInk: Chocolate ChipAccessories: Scallop Edge Punch, 5/8″ Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Extra Large Two-Step Bird Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Little Leaves Sizzlet, DauberThis Mother’s Day Card was inspired from a sketch challenge that was posted on Taylored Expressions HERE. The sketch looked like this:

Recipe:Stamp Set: Well ScriptedPaper: Bashful Blue, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Retired DPInk: Certainly CeleryAccessories: Butterfly Embosslit, 1/2 Back Pearls, Dimensionals, Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon

Simple card using one of my all-time favorite stamp sets, Tart and Tangy! Angie Cortes made a really cute card that I was inspired by. Her card can be found HERE.
Recipe:Stamp Set: Tart and Tangy, Crazy for CupcakesPaper: Whisper White, Real Red, Cast-A-Spell DPInk: Basic Black, Old OliveAccessories: Red BLING Jewels, 1″ Real Red Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Polka Dot Embossing Folder

Home Sweet Home!

Hi Everyone!

Sorry not many posts lately…just got home from an AMAZING DISNEY CRUISE over spring break. Wow I think this was one of our BEST vacations ever! We had so much fun!

We got home Saturday and Monday I had one of my Girl’s Night Out classes. Here are our projects! (Lots of CASING going on this month, due to being GONE for so many days!)

You have seen this project before. I made this for our weSTAMP swap last month. You can find details on this project on THIS post.

This is a total CASE of Chat’s card, which can be found HERE. Chat is an incredible stamper! Check out her blog, and you will be SO INSPIRED!


Stamp Set: On Your Birthday

Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa

Ink: Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa

Accessories: Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder, 5/8″ Pretty in Pink Ribbon, Dimensionals

I was inspired by one of our weSTAMPERS for this fancy fold card. Peggy Powers made a card using this paper and fold at our last weSTAMP meeting. Her card can be found HERE.


Stamp Set: Eggcoutrements

Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Retired SU DSP

Ink: Certainly Celery

Accessories: Daisy Die Cut, 1″/1 1/4″ Circle Punches, Dimensionals, Polka Dot Embossing Folder

Beate didi a tutorial for this frame, which can be found HERE. However, I did mine in an easier way. I just put a dot in the middle of the paper and folded all corners up to the middle. Then I just eyeballed the second fold back about 3/8″. Also, my square cut out of DP was 4″ so it would fit in an envelope.

This last card was a CASE of Jennifer Timko’s card, which can be found HERE. I like how the “In Colors” POP against the black cardstick. The layout of this card can be used with many different stamp sets and colors.

Stamp Set: Happy Moments
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry
Accessories: Bermuda Bay Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Glue Pen, Dimensionals

Measurements for the color blocks:
Black: 5 1/4″ x 4″
Melon Mambo: 5 1/8″ x 2 1/8″
Crushed Curry: 1 11/16″ x 2″
Bermuda Bay: 1 11/16″ x 3″

February Girls Day/Night Out Projects

Here are the Girl’s Day/Night Out projects we made this month.

Stamp Set: Fifth Avenue Floral
Paper: Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Basic Gray, Vellum, Whisper White, Sweet Pea DP
Ink: Sahara Sand
Accessories: Baskets and Blooms Die Cut, White Brads, Eyelet Border Punch, Dimensionals, Kraft Corduroy Button

This is a CASE of a card I receieved at Convention 2 years ago! Jennifer Weide is the creator of this. She used a floral background stamp that is now retired, so I substituted En Francais for the background.

Stamp Set: All Holidays, En Francais
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Elegant Eggplant 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Dew Drops

This card features a stamp from Sale A Bration called Happy Moments. One of my customers asked if I could do a “masculine” card, so this is what I came up with. I had seen the bow tied with linen thread on Stacy’s blog, which can be found HERE, and loved that idea!

Stamp Set: Happy Moments
Paper: Sage Shadow, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black, Sage Shadow, Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Linen Thread, 3/4″/1″/1 1/4″/Circle Punches, Tiny Tag Punch, Dimensionals (some of the punched circles are popped)

The last project is a gift card holder. I found a video tutorial on how to make this, and it can be found HERE. I did change a few of the things, but the scoring lines and sizes are the same. Inside the card you can add a gift card.

Stamp Set: Vintage Labels
Paper: Melon Mambo, Razzleberry Lemonade DP, Crushed Curry
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Cherry Blossom Embosslit, Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon, Flower Assortment Brads

January Girls Day/Night Out

These are the projects we made at Girls Day/Night Out this month.

The first one is kind has a unique fold to it. I got a card with this type of fold at Leadership, and LOVED how the fold went. Just the top two layers lift up and the sentiment is underneath.

Recipe:Stamp Set: Holiday BestPaper: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Sending Love DPInk: Real RedAccessories: Chocolate Chip 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, Polka Dots Embossing Folder

This was one of the swaps I made for Leadership/Regionals this month.
Recipe:Stamp Set: Well ScriptedPaper: Cameo Coral, Whisper White, Certainly CeleryInk: Cameo CoralAccessories: Oval Scallop Frame Diecut, Cherry Blossom Sizzlet, Little Leaves Sizzlet, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, White Organza Ribbon, Dimensionals (under frame), Glue Dots

Becky Roberts does it again! She posted this way back in September of last year! I have been SAVING this little mail box for my gals this month! It’s so tiny and cute, but it actually took longer to make than the cards! Check out Becky’s post HERE.

Recipe:Paper: Real Red, Very Vanilla, Sending Love DPAccessories: Heart to Heart Punch, Paper Piercer, Gold Brad, 2 Hershey Nuggets

I saw Kristin Moore’s card on SCS HERE. LOVED how she copied the raccoon tail in the ribbon!
I added a Dove chocolate to the punched heart opening. My words on the bottom aren’t very straight, wish I had this one in the CLEAR stamps! I got this set FREE at Leadership this month!!

Stamp Set: Love Bandit
Paper: Real Red, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black, Real RedAccessories: Dove CHOCOLATE :), Heart Punch, 1 1/4″ Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals to POP the Raccoon

“Gift” Card Holders

This is the card we made at my Dec. Girls Day/Night Out that I didn’t want to show you until after Leadership this week. There’s an awesome video tutorial by Angie Kennedy Juda on her blog, found HERE. This card has a Christmas flair to it. The side swivels open on the brad that you can see on the left side. Inside is a gift card!

These versions are for a WOW swap I am in this week at Leadership, which is happening right here in Phoenix!!

Nov. Girl’s Day/Night Out Projects

Here are some of the projects we did at the November Girl’s Day/Night Out class.

The first one was from a sketch found at Diva Coffee Break Designs, which can be found HERE. They have some fun sketches going on there! I just discovered that blog. This is a picture of the sketch:

This was my version of the card. I was also inspired by my upline’s (Barbara Welch) swap card from weSTAMP last month, which can be found HERE.

Recipe:Stamp Set: The More The Merrier, Christmas PunchPaper: Sahara Sand, Ruby Red, Whisper WhiteInk: Sahara Sand, Ruby Red, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Pumpkin PieAccessories: Scallop Circle #2 Die Cut, 1″/3/4″ Punches, Coluzzle, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Dimensionals

This card is a TOTAL CASE of Teneale William’s card, which can be found HERE. Check out her blog for some inspiration! 🙂

Recipe:Stamp Set: Snow SwirledPaper: Transparancy Paper, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Bashful Blue DPInk: Bashful Blue, Stazon WhiteAccessories: Non SU Pearl Stickers, Scallop Edge Punch, 1/4″ White Grosgrain Ribbon

Gotta love these NEW TREAT CUPS! Here they are made into an ornament. The hook of the ornament is for real!

Recipe:Stamp Set: Sweet Centers, Teeny Tiny WishesPaper: Old Olive, Real Red, Merry Moments DPInk: Chocolate ChipAccessories: Treat Cups, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, Striped 1 1/4″ Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Ornament Hook, M&M’s

The last project I am going to wait to post because I am doing a version of it for the Leadership swap I am in. I will post it after Leadership, which is early January.