Large Letters Framelits NOEL

I thought a long time about purchasing the Large Letters Framelits. Would I use them enough to make it worthwhile? Well, I’ve been having a great time with them. They are so versatile! I’ve used them for eclipse technique or cutting out the letters as I did with this card.

#GDP109, Large Letter Framelits, Card Front Builder Framelits, Merry Music Speciality Designer Series Paper

The interesting thing is that the carol on the Merry Music paper is Cantique de Noël!

I was inspired to create this card by this week’s color challenge over at Global Design Project. You should check it out. Lots of great projects there!

#GDP109Design Notes for Large Letters Noel Card:

Here’s a tip for placing the Large Letters. When I use the cut out letters from Large Letters Framelits, I always use a ruler and my grid paper to line up the letters. I use Multipupose Liquid Glue for adhering the letters. That way, I can move them a bit as I lay them down.

Large Letters Framelits

Since the color challenge included Old Olive, I added a tree using the Card Front Builder Thinlits. It needed just the tiniest bit of glimmer so I used Gold Stampin’ Glitter to add just a little kick.


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Exciting news…

Blends Stampin' Up!

Beginning on November 1, you can purchase the new Stampin’ Blends, alcohol markers from Stampin’ Up!

I’ve been playing with them some and will show you a project later this week.

Hope you are having a great day!

Oh, would you go over to Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights and vote for my card? I’d appreciate it! My card is #12.

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Sick? Not with Lovely Inside and Out!

A friend of mine has recently been feeling poorly. I made some blueberry muffins for her and, naturally, made a card. I love the sentiments from Lovely Inside and Out stamp set and created this card for her.

Lovely Inside and Out, Large Letters Framelits, Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, get well card, Stampin' Up!,

Design Notes for Lovely Inside and Out Card:

I’ve been having lots of fun with the Large Letters Framelits lately. (See this post.) They are the best way to make cards with the new eclipse technique. But, I decided to use the letters differently for this card. I did the obvious, cut them out from some lovely paper. In this case I used the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. Oh, and did you know that Designer Paper is on sale this month? Check out the information a little further down the post.

You might want to see the inside of the card since it sort of finishes the sentence “Sending you…”

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Designer Series Paper sale

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Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you are having a great day.


Happy Birthday with Painted Autumn

What is your favorite season? I think I’d have to say fall. So, each time I see the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper I want to create something. Then the hoarder part of me takes over and I become miserly. But, I don’t have to! For the rest of October, I can purchase 3 packages of Designer Series Paper and get a 4th one for Free. The list of papers on sale is at the end of this post.

Here’s a card I made yesterday with the Painted Autumn Paper.

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Brian King’s card over at Global Design Project was the inspiration for my card. This week’s challenge was to CASE the designer.


Design Notes for Painted Autumn Card:

I find CASE the designer challenging sometimes, but this one seemed easy.

  • I liked the layout, although I ended up turning it a bit.
  • Instead of a stamp, I used the Happy Birthday Thinlits.
  • The colors were taken from the Painted Autumn Designer Paper.
  • My little extra was a packageI cut from card stock. Brian had a heart.

Supply List for Painted Harvest Card:

Notice – No Stamps!



Designer Series Paper sale


Here’s a list of the papers that are on Sale!
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Thanks for looking. Please leave a comment about my card if you have any thoughts! (Just click on Comment at the top of the page.)



Watch Out for the Spooky Cat and Spooky Night!

Did you notice the Spooky Night Suite of products in the new holiday catalog? The items are on pages 52 and 53. The Suite contains a stamp set, paper, a punch and more. (Detailed pictures at the end of this post.) I used lots of those products here!

Spooky Night Suite, Stampin' Up!, Halloween

Is there anything else that screams Halloween as well as candy corn?

Design Notes Spooky Night Card:

This card features a little bit of a fun fold, a gate fold. I decided to make a band to go around it to add a little more interest to the card.

Spooky Night Suite, Stampin' Up!, HalloweenThis was probably the part of the card that took the most time!

I stamped the card stock with one of the stamps from Spooky Cat. Next I embossed a piece of So Saffron Card Stock with the Seaside Embossing Folder and punched it out with the 2″ Circle Punch  to look like a moon behind the cat. I tied a little Black Baker’s Twine around it for interest but my favorite part is the three Rhinestones for the cat’s collar! Pretty elegant for a Halloween cat! By the way, the cat image is not stamped. He is  punched from some of the designer paper. Isn’t that cool?

On the inside, I punched out another cat from the designer paper and added a “Happy Halloween” sentiment from the same stamp set.

Spooky Night Suite, Stampin' Up!, Halloween

Supply List Spooky Night Card:

OH! Goodie, goodie, this is a bundle! The stamp set and the punch come together. Save 10%, be 100% happy!

Help for Hurricane Victims:

Please think about anything you might want to order from me. Even if you are not a crafter or card maker, there are things you might want to order. Perhaps a pair of Paper Snips, or maybe some ribbon. This month I am giving 20% from each order to donate to Houston Food Bank. All order will count, on-line, in class, call or email me!

We are still exploring Scotland but will be home soon.


Here’s a close up at the whole Spooky Night Suite of products!

Spooky Night Suite, Stampin' Up!Spooky cat stamp set

Coffee Cafe for Christmas

Oh, am I doing too many Christmas cards too soon? I know I hate seeing things in the stores for Christmas before Halloween. And really, why do we need Christmas music or movies before Thanksgiving? Nonetheless, here I am showing Christmas cards in September. It’s called “planning”. Lots of thought and planning need to go into your holiday cards so you need to see lots of examples. Well, is that justification enough? I hope so. I couldn’t resist adding some Christmas to the Coffee Cafe stamps. You might want to use Coffee Cafe for Christmas!

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While I was at it, I created another one!

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And if that’s not enough, the Holiday catalog has another set to compliment Coffee Cafe called, Merry Cafe. You can make your coffee appropriate for fall, Hallowe’en, Thanksgiving even Valentine. But more on that another day.


Design Notes for Coffee Cafe Christmas Cards:

Well, once you have the Coffee Cafe stamp set, the Coffee Cup Framelits and the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper, there are no end of possibilities! For the first card I added one of the nifty Boxwood Wreaths Embellishments from the annual catalog. So cool. The oh so appropriate sentiment is from the Merry Little Labels stamp set. Really, could it be any better?

The second card uses lots of the same elements, though I confess, I cut out the coffee cup with my snips since the holly bough from Sugarplum Dreams went outside the shape of the cup. Are you wondering about the holly berries? When you have permanent markers, you have color Pearls (or Rhinestones). Yep, just use the permanent marker on the pearl, give it a minute to dry and add it to your card. Magic ensues.

Supply List for Coffee Cafe Christmas Cards:

Guess what! The Coffee Cafe stamp set is part of a bundle with the Coffee Cups Framelits Dies. What do I always say? Buy the bundle! Save 10% be 100% happy!


12 Weeks of Christmas Newsletter Fun!

Remember, soon, I will start sending out my Weekly, 12 Weeks of Christmas Newsletter soon. Each week will feature a different project with complete directions, measurements, photos and tips for assembly. To receive this you need to have checked “Newsletter” as part of your subscription. You can do that now if you haven’t already done it!

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Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog today. When this post goes live, we will still be in Scotland, and I’m guessing enjoying every second! If you leave a comment below, and I hope you will, I may not respond immediately. Forgive me. As we are preparing to leave, the discussion about taking the lap top has not finished!