Daffodils for Easter and a Tutorial

I know that spring will come soon. We did not get snow in the recent Nor’easter but got lots of wind and rain and weather that causes me to long for Spring. And the stamp set, You’re Inspiring, is filled with daffodils and makes me feel that indeed spring will come.

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Don’t you love daffodils!


Design Notes for Daffodils Card:

This is one of the cards we will be making in my March card classes. But if you can’t come to my class, you can still make this card. I have a tutorial prepared for you. Just click on  You’re Inspiring card tutorial. This tutorial contains a supply list, measurements, photos and step by step directions.  The card can also be made into a birthday greeting.

I think the bit of Linen Thread really finished this card!


Supply List for Daffodils Card:


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Curvy Keepsakes Ladybug Treat Box

Recently I was looking at a catalog and saw a picture of some Valentine ladybug treat boxes. “I can do that”, I thought. And guess what? I did it. Some time with my Big Shot and Curvy Keepsakes Box Thinlits dies and here it is!


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How to make Curvy Keepsakes Ladybug Treat Box:


I decided it was easier to show you than to try to tell, so I created this video tutorial:



Isn’t that easy? I know you can make it too! Here are some measurements that will help you:


  • (2) 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ Real Red card stock. Save left over scraps for little hearts for antennae
  • Basic Black, about 1 1/2″ x 8″ for dots, antennae and face
  • Small scrap Silver Glimmer
  • Scrap Whisper White

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Here’s a picture of my catalog inspiration. How do you think i did?

Ladybugs from Current catalog

Tools and Supplies for Curvy Keepsake Ladybug:

I hope you enjoyed this little treat box. Be sure to make one for your Valentine!

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Are you a Big Shot?

One of my very favorite Stampin’ Up! products is the Big Shot, I can do so many things with it! With the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine you can instantly create die-cut or embossed shapes, tags, frames, borders, and more. The Big Shot is portable and requires no electricity. Many of our dies coordinate with our exclusive stamp images, simplifying the creative experience for you and your customers. Cut a variety of materials including paper, chipboard, fabric, and more!

Here’s a great video to show you how the Big Shot works!

Stay tuned tomorrow. Many weeks there are embossing folders or dies on sale with the Weekly Deals.

Happy Labor Day!

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Sneak Peek for August Card Classes

Think Koalas. Are you picturing those cute critters in your mind’s eye? No, you aren’t at the Animal Channel website. Kind Koala is the name of one of my favorite new stamps. Isn’t he just the cutest?


This card is for my August card class, so if you are coming, you’ve gotten a little sneak peek. If you aren’t coming, why not?

kind koala

This card went together pretty quickly. One of the easiest parts was the embossing which gave it just the right texture. I used the Woodgrain Textured Embossing folder and a piece of Early Espresso card stock and 1 ,2, 6 – done! So easy with my Big Shot. What? Don’t have a Big Shot? What? GET ONE! This month you can get a whole bundle of things for free if you buy a Big Shot! See this post for details.

I think the other fun detail about this card is the heat embossing. I’ve grown to love heat embossing (thanks, Peg Buzzelli!) I embossed the entire stamp with Early Espresso powder than stamped/embossed just the flower on Pumpkin Pie paper with Early Espresso and fussy cut the flower. (Stop complaining, it wasn’t hard at all.)  The ribbon just tied it all together!

If you need any of the materials for this card, just click on the item and it will take you to my 24-7 online store. Order ther, call (302.945.1370) or email me to order. ([email protected])