Seaside Shore for Swimming Teacher

A friend recently asked me to make a thank you card for her daughter’s summer swimming teacher. No brainer. I went right to Seaside Shore stamp set. All those little fish swimming around. What doesn’t work with that!

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Do you see the envelope? I love adding a little clue about the card to the envelope.


Design Notes for Seaside Shore Thank You Card:

The Swirly Scribbles set of Thinlits has been a favorite since it first came out. I love the swirly flowers and have found lots of uses for the lines that blend together. Here I used them as waves. I had the Soft Sky waves on the paper and it looked a little blah. Then, I cut the swirly lines from some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and paired the two together. I was purposely not super careful about lining them up. The effect is kind of cool, right?  The little bubbles stamp added a nice background,. I used White Heat Embossing Powder to add a little more texture. I later thought that I could have used White Craft ink. Next time. Here’s a close up so that you can see the Glimmer Paper.

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My final, “I think it needs something else.” touch was to add some Glitter Enamel Dots. I love those things!


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Oh, I forgot to mention that the sentiment is from the All Things Thanks stamp set. Both stamp sets come in both Wood Mount and Clear Mount. Always good to have choices, isn’t it?


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Hope you are having a good day. It’s been very hot here. Good time to stay in side, keep cool and craft!


Naturally Eclectic Thank You

I recently needed some thank you cards. Actually, I needed them quickly. I thought some designer paper would be a solution. I went to one of my new favorites, Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. Nice patterns already made, color choices, already made. No brainer.

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Design Notes for Naturally Eclectic Thank You Card:

I love working with designer series paper. I often start with that when I am planning the card design, because, the colors are already selected for me. The particular piece I used had both Lemon Lime Twist and Rich Razzleberry as well as a touch of Fresh Fig. Isn’t that a great combination?

It made it so easy to make the rest of the design decisions. A card stock mat with Fresh Fig was an easy choice. I stamped, using the Vertical Greetings stamp set, with Rich Razzleberry and Lemon Lime Twist. Oh, the leaf and flower center are from the Oh So Eclectic stamp set.


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Hope you are having a great day! Stay cool.


Step It Up Sunday – Coffee Cafe

Have you been waiting for the next Step It Up Sunday video and blog post? This week I am featuring the Coffee Cafe stamp set. This set if from the new 2017-2018 catalog and is part of a bundle of products. I’ve used a few of them in the video, well just about all of them I think.

Here are the three cards. I had so much fun making them!

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When you watch the video you should get all of the design details and some ideas on how to step up your cards.


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The Coffee Cafe stamp set can also be purchased as part of a bundle with the Coffee Cups Framelits Dies. Way to save money!



Hope you are having a great weekend.

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Step It Up Sunday – All Things Thanks

Last Sunday some of my customers stopped by for my new catalog event. There were lots of samples from the new catalog, Make and Takes, retired items for sale, door prizes and refreshments. I wanted to send everyone a card and decided to use the very useful, All Things Thanks stamp set. I also used the basic card as a start for my Step It Up Sunday Series. Here’s the card I started with.

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Nice, isn’t it? Oh, watch the video to find out why I used Calypso Coral! Thanks, Michael Maybroda!

Here’s the video with all three cards and some hints fror making your cards go from nice to WOW!

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Did you notice that the All Things Thanks stamp set is available in both clear mount and wood mount?


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Step It Up Sunday With Daisy Delight

I’ve started a new feature! Each Sunday I’ll show you how I’ve stepped up a card. I’ll give you some hints and suggestions about how you can take a fairly simple card and step it up to fabulous. I began with a thank you card I made for my May customers. The new  Daisy Delight stamp set. was an easy choice!  Here’s the card.

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I’m not including any design notes today since everything is on the video!

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Thanks for stopping by today. Happy stamping.