Awesomely Artistic in Perfectly Purple

Happy Saturday!  There is something about a mild spring-like Saturday in late winter that is so uplifting and energizing.  Although I did use some of that energy on a few household chores, the uplift came from creating this card for the Stamp, Ink, Paper sketch challenge.


I have been really loving the Awesomely Artistic stamp set lately.  I’m not sure what took me so long to give this set a work out but I can see so many possibilities…

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I recently used the flowers on another card here.  This time however, I decided to color and snip them to create a more dimensional image.  I used markers to color the flowers and leaves and then used a little Dazzling Details in the center.  The dragonfly was stamped on Vellum in Versa-Mark and heat embossed using Iridescent embossing powder.

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The embossing folder I used is from another company, but I thought it was the perfect background for this card.  The sentiment is from A Dozen Thoughts stamp set and the frame around it is also from Awesomely Artistic and is stamped in Wisteria Wonder. I should mention that  added two candy dots in the same color to the frame. The frame is easily cut using a die from the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits.  I added Wisteria Wonder 1/2″ seam binding behind the flowers.

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The inside sentiment is from the Cottage Greetings stamp set.  The font in this set is so feminine and pretty.

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I did something a little different to the envelope flap.  It is embossed with the same folder I used on the card and then stamped the front to match the inside of the card.  I do like how everything coordinates.

I hope you enjoyed this project and perhaps it gave you a little “spring” lift as it did for me.  Please stop by again soon.



Stamps:  Awesomely Artistic (139950), A Dozen Thoughts (131059), Cottage Greetings (139962)

Inks:  Wisteria Wonder (126985), Versa-Mark (102283)

Cardstock:  Whisper White (100730), Wisteria Wonder (122922)

Embellishments:  Iridescent Embossing Powder (101930), Dazzling Details (124117), Subtles Candy Dots (130933), Wisteria Wonder 1/2″ Seam Binding (134572)

Tools:  Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits (135707), Big Shot (113439), Trimmer (126889), Heat Tool (129053)

Adhesives:  Tombow (110755), Dimensionals (104430)

Happy Birthday to Ewe….

The challenge this week at the Global Design Project is a theme and that theme is …..


 It seems that balloons are all the rage in the papercrafting community these days and there are some very cute stamp sets featuring them.

I veered from the SU path a bit for this project.  All the paper, ink and embellishments are Stampin’ Up! but the stamp set is from My Favorite Things.  It is an absolutely adorable set called, Ewe Are The Best.

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I made a treat bag from the Treat Bag Thinlits using a pattern from the In-Color Designer Series Paper Stack in Mint Macaron.

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To create the cute little tag, I used the Scalloped Tag Topper punch and simply stamped a little background and the sentiment on the tag.  Then I stamped, colored and fussy cut the lamb.  Instead of coloring his balloon, I embellished it using a Honeycomb embellishment from the Occasions Catalog.  To finish it off, I just added a small bow using Blushing Bride cotton ribbon.

This project came together very quickly and the result was super cute.  I hope you agree.

Thanks very much for popping in today….I do appreciate it!



You Are Tea-riffic

Today I am playing along with the Paper Players Color Challenge.  These colors are so fresh and bright and exactly what I need this time of year.


I have been making a lot of cards featuring flowers lately and wanted to do something different.  I was also itching to break open a new stamp and die set…..Watermarked Photo 1 (2016-02-17-1626)

For sure, I am a tea drinker…about 5 cups a day!  So this set was destined to live at my house.

The stamp set, A Nice Cuppa is wonderful.  Especially if you are or know someone who is fond of tea.  Now couple this set with coordinating dies and it is simply awesome.  And factor in that it is available as a bundle for saving some $$$ and you really should buy it!

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I love the little details in this set, like the lemon slice and the tea bags that I used on this card.  I think everything is pretty much evident on what I did to create the card.  The only thing that may need explaining is how I created the banner.  I cut a piece of DSP from the Subtles stack and trimmed it to 2 3/4″ x 4 1/2″.  Then I used the Lots of Labels Framelits and ran it through the Big Shot until just the bottom was cut…do not go all the way through or you won’t have the straight edge at the top.

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For the inside embellishment, I used the heart die from the Treat Bag Thinlits and backed it with some DSP.  The size was not exactly the width of the card and you can see that it wasn’t exactly centered…but it still looks rather sweet.

I am going to send this to a fellow blogger, who I really enjoying reading and get so much inspiration from.  She is tea-riffic!

Thanks for looking in today and I hope you have a tea-riffic day!



Stamps:  A Nice Cuppa Bundle (141074)

Inks:  Tangerine Tango (126946), Daffodil Delight (126944), Chocolate Chip (126979)

Paper:  Pool Party (122924), Daffodil Delight (119683), Whisper White (100730), Subtles DSP Stack (138437)

Embellishments: Pearls (119247), Doilies (129399)

Tools:  Lots of Labels Framelits (138281), Elegant Dots Embossing Folder (138287), Oval Punch (retired), Scalloped Oval Punch (119856), Big Shot (113439), Trimmer (126889)

Misc:  Tombow Glue (110755), Dimensionals (104430), Whisper White Envelope (107301)

Pretty in Purple

Today I am playing along with Can You Case It’s Color Challenge…..


I must admit that I do love working with neutral colors, so I really looked forward to this challenge and color combo.

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Some of my favorite stamps were used on this little card.  I stamped the background with the Hardwood stamp in Crumb Cake ink.

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The floral spray is from the Awesomely Artistic stamp set and is stamped with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I added tiny pearls to the center of the flowers.  The butterfly, from the Butterfly Basics stamp set, is stamped in Crumb Cake and cut out using the Butterflies Die.  I also cut one out in Crumb Cake cardstock and layered the stamped image over it for a little more dimension.  Pearls were also added to butterfly’s body.  The Crumb Cake ribbon really pulls all these elements together.

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I used a sentiment from the Butterfly Basic stamp set for the inside.  Since there is no sentiment on the front, this card could be used for a variety of occasions.  Perhaps a birthday, get well or just a simple thinking of you or hello.  These types of cards are very handy to have. I think this card would also be pretty in a variety of color combinations.  I will have to give it a try!

I hope you have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by….until next time,



Stamp Sets:  Hardwood (133035), Awesomely Artistic (139950), Butterfly Basics (137154)

Inks:  Crumb Cake (126975), Perfect Plum (126963)

Paper:  Whisper White Heavy (140272, Crumb Cake (120953), Perfect Plum (101889)

Embellishments:  Pearls (119247), Crumb Cake Ribbon (138428), White Embossing Pwd (109132)

Tools:  Butterflies Thinlits (137360), Big Shot (113439), Heat Tool (129053), Trimmer (126889)