GDP #007 – Harvest Blessings

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

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I do love all things country and “farmy” but that love really has not translated into my stamp collection yet.  However, I strayed a little from Stampin’ Up! recently and purchased a stamp and die set from My Favorite Things called Harvest Mouse.  I saw a few samples using this adorable set and could not resist.

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I also recently started collecting Copic Markers since SU’s Blendabilities went away.  So this was a perfect set to start practicing coloring with Copics.

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I am rationalizing this card with the theme because my cute little mouse is gathering pumpkins that were grown on a farm (somewhere)!  The card base is Very Vanilla and the cardstock is Blackberry Bliss.  The DSP is from the Farmer’s Market Designer Series Paper.  The ribbon is the 5/8″ Striped Cotton Ribbon in Blackberry Bliss and the bow is tied with Linen Thread.

I hope you enjoyed this little diversion and wish you a wonderful day,



FaBOOlous Treats


Today I am participating the the Stamp Ink Paper Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  This was a lot of fun and came together very easily since I am wrapping up my Halloween cards and treats for this year.  It was the perfect opportunity to sneak one more in!  Here is the grid we had to follow.


I choose to take a diagonal route and make a Halloween project on patterned paper using sequins.

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This treat holder came together super fast using the Square Pillow Box Die.  I cut the window with the Tags and Labels Framelits.  These are so useful and a really great value as you get 13 layering dies in this set.  I used two of them to make the window and the frame.  The frame is made from the black glimmer paper.  After the box was made the fun really started when I embellished it.

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Since these treats will be going to my grown daughters, I didn’t want to make them too childish.  Although as long as there was chocolate, I am sure childish would have been just fine, too!  And since I think my girls are fabulous anyway, this sentiment was perfect.  The dies for the hat and wand are from the Boo to You Framelits. The hat is backed with a Spider Web doilie for a little more drama because you know with having three daughters there was always a lot of drama!  The sentiment is from the Six Sayings hostess set and heat embossed in black embossing powder and then fussy cut.  I “blinged” the hat and wand with some rhinestones.  The sequins I used are just some random ones I had.

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I think my girls will enjoy this little treat as much as I enjoyed making them.

Thanks very much for stopping by.  I welcome your comments or would be happy to answer any questions you may have.





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PPA 272 – They’re Watching You

The challenge this week at Pals Paper Arts is a simple enough looking sketch.  However, sometimes these present the biggest challenge!


Since I haven’t made many Halloween projects yet and I have purchased a few Halloween stamp sets, I figured I should put some to work.

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The stamp set is Among the Branches from the Holiday catalog.  This set is a little surprising.  It has 13 photopolymer stamps that cover Fall, Halloween and Christmas and is very inexpensive.  To make it an even better value, it can be bundled with the Woodland Textured Embossing folder, which I also used on this card.  To create the background, I sponged Crumb Cake ink on the folder and ran it through the Big Shot.  The sentiment is from the Seasonal Frame Thinlits and is cut out on Black Glimmer paper.  I also a little glitter to the cut out bird on the branch.

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Since I did not have an appropriate Halloween sentiment for the inside, I cut out BOO from the Boo to You Framelits.  I think that is enough to say, especially with the ghost from the Happy Haunting Designer Series paper.

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I lined the envelope with the same DSP to finish this “not really that spooky” card off.

Thanks so much for checking in on my project.  I welcome any comments or would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Have a wonderful day,



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GDP #006 – A Butterfly Birthday

I am sorry to say that I was a little late to the party this week for the Global Design Project sketch challenge.


I really did have the card done in time, however never got around to posting it.  So here is my take on this fun sketch.

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As you can see, I stayed very true to the sketch.  The star of this card is the Butterfly which I stamped with the Butterfly Basics stamp set and cut out using both the Butterflies Thinlits and the Bold Butterfly Framelits which coordinate beautifully to make a 3D butterfly.  The sentiment is from the Birthday Blossoms stamp set. The card base is Very Vanilla cardstock and the Designer Series paper is from the Pretty Petals DSP Stack, which is a 6″ x 6″ stack of wonderful designs.  I am actually almost through using a whole pad of this paper, which rarely ever happens for me.  Since the whole front of the card is DSP, I also cut a piece of Old Olive cardstock to adhere the DSP to in order to make it a little sturdier when I popped it with dimensionals on the Very Vanilla base.  The banner is Very Vanilla and Calypso Coral cardstock.

For a little extra embellishment, I added some pearls to the butterfly body as well as the end of the sentiment.

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 Here is the completed card on the inside and the embellished envelope.

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Thanks very much for stopping by to look at my project today….I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!



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