Let it ride

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This beautifully simple card uses the Stamparatus, to create the illusion of motion. I saw this card on Pinterest, made by Jane Allmark, in the UK. She also has a video showing the technique. Please note that I’ve included the Stampin’ Trimmer, but it is retiring at the end of this catalogue period.

Soft suede card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2”, score @ 4 1/4
Early Espresso 5 1/4 x 4
Very Vanilla 5 x 3 3/4
Very Vanilla 5 1/4 x 4 (inside)


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“Love What You Do” Tri-fold Card

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This is just the sweetest card, using some of our most elegant Designer Series Paper (DSP). The card base is Rich Razzleberry, cut at 11 x 5 1/2. score at 3 3/8 and 7 5/8. You will also cut 1” x 11” from the remnant for the belly band. I used two different pieces of DSP cut at 3 1/8 x 5 1/4, for the two front panels. I used a scrap of Blackberry Bliss for the scalloped oval behind the sentiment, just for a little oomph. The silver self adhesive rose element is from the Share What you Love Embellishments Kit, as well as a couple of the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls. So beautiful!

The sentiment on the inside is on Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4″, and is from the Just Because stamp set, which is a hostess only set in the Occasions catalogue.

Rich Razzleberry – 11 x 5 1/2 and 1″x 11
DSP – (2 different) 3 1/8 x 5 1/4
Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4 and scrap for sentiment
Black Berry Bliss – scrap for scalloped oval
Rich Razzleberry Velvet ribbon – 3-4″


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A Little Note

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I love creating my own backgrounds, using a multiple of stamps and colour. Pinterest is a huge inspiration for me.

Card Base – Very Vanilla
Early Espresso 5 1/4×4
Very Vanilla 5 x 3 3/4

I created the background first, using the accent stamps from Beauty Abounds, then added some butterflies from the Butterfly Gala Stamp set. Larger circles in Granny Apple Green, smaller circles in Crushed Curry, sprinkle stamp in Flirty Flamingo and butterflies done in Early Espresso ink. Both of these stamp sets are available in a bundle with dies, as well. You can save 10% when you purchase the bundle option.

Very quick and easy card. I usually make these in multiples, so I’m never without a quick note card.

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Birthday card for a friend

This card is lovely in its simplicity and clean lines. Much like my quilts, I often tend to head more in the “tone on tone” colour ways.

Card base is Crumb Cake
Matte – Blushing Bride – 5 1/4×4
Front – Whisper White – 5 x 3 3/4

I stamped the designs with Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride – keep it simple. A little “Wink of Stella” on the flowers gave it just enough ” je ne sais quoi”. Again, Pinterest was my inspiration for this card.

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Beautiful Friend Card

used this design for our niece’s wedding a couple of weeks ago and put the word LOVE instead of FRIEND.  This is one of my favourite cards. I saw this card on Pinterest, by Gail Ellis. I loved it so much, I cased it as is!

Powder pink – 4 1/4×5 1/2 … Emboss with “Subtle” folder
then die cut using the largest die from the Stitched Rectangles

Whisper White – 8 1/2×5 1/2, score 4 1/4
Whisper white – 3 1/2×4 1/2, die cut into frame using Stitched Rectangles
Whisper White – scraps for word dies
Vellum 4x 3 1/2 – Use Versamark and White Embossing Powder to create stamp and die cut the floral image.

I die cut the word “FRIEND” out three times and layered them for more dimension.gw9r8uneq96jhaas8h8kla.jpg

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Further to my Valentine challenge

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I decided to take my valentine card a little further and make it more generic. I added a couple of critters and voila.
– Card Base – Real red 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2
-Black matte 5 1/4 x 4
– Front – Smokey Slate 5 x 3 3/4 (stamp sentiment before embossing )
– I put smokey Slate ink on the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder before embossing the card stock.
– Inside – Whisper white for the sentiment 5 1/4 x 4
– The “ribbon” was made with the Buffalo Plaid background stamp – Memento Ink on Real Red cardstock.
– The hearts are part of the Dog Builder punch.


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Happy Birthday to my husband

51092572_957557267774922_5222670353511219200_nI love this Geared Up Garage Stamp set. I saw this card on Pinterest (where i practically live), and as it happens, my husband is car shopping this. week. Today is his 65th birthday, and I thought, this card is perfect.  I used the “oil drip” stamp with Basic Gray ink to distress the Basic Gray background, then cut two sets of the gears, using the large gear combo in the thinlets, out of the Grapefruit Grove foil.  The foil combo is free with any $60 purchase during our Sale-a-Bration event, from now until March 31st.  I used the Stitched Rectangle Framelits, which are new in the Occasions Catalogue, and can be bundled with the Amazing Life Stamp set, to save 10% off the two items.

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