Love What You Do Note Cards

Note cards – what a great invention. Sometimes, I forget what a great value they are as well. The card stock is already cut and scored and the package of 20 also includes envelopes. Today’s card features these note cards and the beautiful, Love What You Do stamp set.


Love What You Do stamp set, #GDP156, Watercolor Pencils, Share What You Love Embelishment Kit, Stampin' Up!,

Isn’t this sweet? I was inspired by this week’s Global Design Project. The challenge this week was to work with a card by one of the designer and come up with out own interpretation. We could either use the same colors, the same layout or as I did, the same stamp set. Click on this logo to see the challenge page.

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Design Notes for Love What You Do Note Card:

I really love the Love What You Do stamp set and when I saw that the designer, Kerstin, had used it in her inspiration card, I knew I would do the same. I went with some fall colors on my card. Isn’t Cajun Craze just the very definition of fall? I stamped the flowers in Crumb Cake ink and then used Watercolor Pencils to color them in and add a little color to the stems. It was cool to see that Cajun Craze was one of the colors in Assortment 2.

After I finished coloring, I used a Blender Pen to smooth out the color. Next, I used Layering Ovals Framelits to cut it out. The background piece, also cut with Layering Ovals Framelits, is from the  Country Lane Designer Series Paper. But, I think the best part of this card is the panel behind the ovals, It’s from the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit. It’s Whisper White, but I softened it a bit by sponging it with some Cajun Craze ink.

Love What You Do stamp set, #GDP156, Watercolor Pencils, Share What You Love Embelishment Kit, Stampin' Up!,

I actually made two note cards, one with Very Vanilla and one with Whisper White. Hard to tell the difference in the pictures. Also hard to see in the picture, the Cajun Craze Card Stock is embossed with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder.

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Daisy Delight for Baby Congrats

Is there any better reason to create a congratulations card than a new baby? I think not. I love making baby cards and to be honest, love making not traditional looking ones. Here’s my latest new baby card.

Daisy Delight stamp set, Kylie Bertucci Blog Highlights, Baby congrats, Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!,

I’ve entered this card into Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Highlights for this month. Can you vote for my card? There’s information about how to do that at the end of this post.

Design Notes for Daisy Delight Baby Card:


One of the fun things about this card is that I got to use my Stamparatus. I made the wreath by using a template and the Stamparatus. You can learn more about it by checking out my video tutorial on YouTube. Click here to go to the video.

Dying Ribbon

The other different thing is the ribbon. As I was making the card, I used the Dotted Ribbon. Something just didn’t look right. Then I realized I needed color! Sponge and some ink and VOILA!. Petal Pink ribbon. How easy is that!

Twisting My Words

Finally, I wanted to tell you about the sentiment from the Baby Bear stamp set. I stamped it with Night or Navy ink on Whisper White paper. Hummmm, how to cut it out? None of the punches or Framelits I have did what I wanted. I studied the stamp itself for a minute. It’s photopolymer. It bends. I bent it just a bit, inked it up and stamped. Then it fit perfected into one of the banners on the Duet Banner Punch.


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A Fall Look With Blended Seasons

I am sure you have seen some things made with the new Blended Seasons Bundle. It’s only available for a short time (until August 31 or while supplies last). Today I am participating in a blog hop where all the hoppers are using this great stamp set and Framelits Bundle. Here’s my contribution.

Blended Seasons stamp set, Stitched Seasons Framelits, Blog hop, Stampin' Up!,

Here’s a look at the Colorful Seasons Bundle. The possibilities are unlimited!

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The blog hop begins tonight at 8 PM.

Design Notes for Blended Seasons Card:

I don’t know what it is about fall, the crisp cool air, the beautiful color of the leaves, or the feeling of a new beginning but, I believe that fall is my favorite season. So, I love making fall cards and projects. For this card, I started with using some copper heat embossing to outline the leaves. I colored them by using an Aqua Painter and ink from the ink pads. Next, I cut out the leaves with one of the Framelits from the Stitched Season Framelits set. Can you see the stitching around the leaves? For the background, I chose some Pumpkin Pie card stock and embossed it using the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder. I wanted to bring out the texture a bit so I sponged with some Cajun Craze ink. The extra leaf and the frame around the leaves are cut from Copper Foil.

Blended Seasons stamp set, Stitched Seasons Framelits, Blog hop, Stampin' Up!,

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Notes and Reminders:

Be sure to visit some of the other stops on this Blog Hop. You will be amazed at some of the great samples using the Blended Seasons Bundle. Remember, the hop starts at 8 PM EDT.

I know you will want to purchase this Bundle after you see all the samples. Just click on the Bundle icon above and it will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember too, that this month for each $50 purchase you make, you will receive a coupon for $5. that you can use in September. Also, don’t forget to use this month’s Host Code so that you have a chance to win the Host Benefits for this month. (August Host Code TDSUFUR6)

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Climbing Orchid for Global Design Project

This has been a busy week. All week long, I kept thinking about the challenge over at Global Design Project. The sample is beautiful. I really liked the colors and layout and so decided as soon as I had a chance, I’d work on designing something. I love the Climbing Orchid stamp set and determined to use that  as the centerpiece of the card.


Climbing Orchid stamp set, Sheet Music stamp set, #GDP144, share What You Love DSP, Stampin' Up!,


Here’s the sample from Global Design Project for this week. It’s beautiful, isn’t it? Hop on over and see all the samples. Global Design Project image, #GDP144


Design Notes for Climbing Orchid Card:

I loved that Charlet used both Very Vanilla and Whisper White card stock on her card. The Very Vanilla provides a soft background and the Whisper White lets the center piece pop. Well, I more or less did the same thing on my card. To add some shine for this one I chose to use the Champagne Foil. I used some Rich Razzleberry ink on Petal Pink card stock for one of the background pieces. The Sheet Music background stamp is one of my favorites. I sponged both of the Whisper White pieces and the Petal Pink Sheet Music piece to add a soft touch. And did you notice the piece of  Delightfully Detailed Laser cut Specialty Paper in the background? That paper is so versatile.

Climbing Orchid stamp set, Sheet Music stamp set, #GDP144, share What You Love DSP, Stampin' Up!,


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The Sheet Music background stamp comes in either wood mount or clear mount. I, personally, prefer the wood mount for large stamp. But, it’s really personal preference.



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Waiting for Spring with Color Me Happy

I can recall my mother looking out the window and wistfully saying, “I think I can see a green haze around the trees.” To her the buds would soon come and the trees would bloom. It would be spring. I’m feeling a need for spring right now and thought this little bird and blooms from the Color Me Happy stamp set would hurry spring along!

Color Me Happy stamp set, #GDP132,, Stampin' Up!

This week’s Global Design Project., and my wish for spring were my inspiration for this card.  The challenge this week was to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) the designer. I decided to select the bird, flowers and the colors that the designer used on her beautiful  card. Click on the image to go to the site.


Design Notes for Color Me Happy Card:

Well, what do you think of the unusual background? I thought about using an embossing folder, about just sponging the card stock and also about just using Pool Party Card Stock. None of those ideas gave me that “Yes!” feeling. So, I hit upon the idea of wrinkling up the Whisper White Card Stock and then sponging it with Pool Party ink. Different, right? The branches were cut with a thinlit from the fabulous Seasonal Layers Thinlits set.

Color Me Happy stamp set, #GDP132,, Stampin' Up!



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