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The Fighting Irish

Hi Stampers,

My nephew Christopher's birthday is today. He and his wife, Heather, have 3 of the prettiest little girls and are currently stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. I think he is the biggest Notre Dame fan there is so I had to find a way to get this on a card. Well, I found these beverage napkins on Amazon and I made a napkin card. I still had the Sizzix adhesive sheets, heat and stick powder and the Irisidecent Powder in my stash. Imagine that?!!! My card is a 5 x 5 so I could make more out of the napkin. I used our Gold Foil cardstock as a layer to give more stability to the card. I also had retired In Color Envelope Paper in my stash to make a Cucumber Crush envelope with the envelope punch board!!!




Napkin Card Instructions:

 1.  Cut your card's top layer. Cut the same size of a piece of Sizzix Multipurpose Adhesive sheets. Peel off one of the layers of the adhesive sheet and adhere the card layer to this.

2 . Take the napkin and GENTLY pull the 2 layers apart. Cut around the area of the napkin you intend to use on your card.

3. Peel the last adhesive cover off.

4. Place the napkin on this and smooth out all wrinkles.

5. Take VersaMark and press all over the napkin.

6. Sprinkle Heat and Stick Powder all over this, covering completely. Shake off excess.

7.  Emboss with heat gun.

8. Sprinkle Irridescent Ice all over this portion. Shake off excess.

9. Emboss with heat gun.

10. Apply this card layer on your card.

I hope you give this a try. I have found this is a great technique for creating favorite team sports cards for your sports enthusiast who has everything.

Thanks for stopping!!

DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #257-Smitten Mittens


Hi Stampers,

I just love the above photo!!! I believe it is called buffalo check or buffalo plaid? It is EVERYWHERE this year!!! Very on trend to say the least. It reminds me of flannel shirts and warmth. I went looking through my DSP stack and came upon the Merry Little Christmas DSP from the Christmas catty. The papers are Basic Black, Old Olive and Whisper White. Well, I chose the black and white buffalo check and grabbed my Real Red sponge and went to town. It worked out beautifully!!


I made my own!!! If you haven't done this--you need to!!! Very cool results. I then reached for my new Smitten Mittens bundle I just received this past week. I am so glad I purchased this set. Absolutely adorable!!! I used the Cut Apart Technique. You basically line the card score line at the 2" inch mark and cut. Move the cardstock over and cut again at 2" inches. Usually you would use the leftover piece of cardstock to bridge the card together but in this case I used the mitten diecuts to achieve this.

Of course, you have to add bling and a little white bow!!!







DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #254-Night in Bethlehem Eclipse


Hi Stampers,

Back for another DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge. We are to showcase the Holiday Products. When I first looked at the catalog, the Night in Bethlehem was immediately #1 on my list.  It was a must have for me. The Edgelit dies cut out intricate shapes and in my opinion it is just gorgeous!!! I know this will be a favorite of mine for a long time to come. If you peruse Pinterest like I do, you should have seen the Eclipse Technique. It is where you die cut out words, or in my case, numbers. You then pop them up on dimensionals and put the die cut back in the cut to make an eclipse. I want the letter framelits so bad but I used what I had which are the numbers. I envisioned something different but it turned out okay. I am tired from work and it shows. LOL I was measuring it wrong -- twice!!!; put the die cut on crooked!!; put adhesive on the wrong side of the die cut..... I should have just called it a night but I didn't. I just kept cutting out the same thing. LOL I hope this happens to other stampers!!!

I definitely want to play around with different colors and sketches with this set. Hopefully I will get some time this weekend and be able to post soon.




Remember, if you would like to recreate this card for yourself, you can order all the supplies in my online store.




Painted Harvest Cut Away Card

Hi Stampers,

I think I am stuck in Painted Harvest mode. I guess with the changing colors occurring earlier this year and just the feeling of Fall in the air it's easy to reach for this stamp set. This time I used the cut away card technique. I managed to use some retired dsp in Elegant Eggplant and the same color in candy dots. The flower is stamped in Elegant Eggplant and Perfect Plum. For the center of the flower I used Wisteria Wonder with Elegant Eggplant dots.





If you would like to make the cards that I have shown you in the past few days, be sure to add the Painted Harvest Bundle #146021  (bundle and save 10%) to your shopping bag!

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Window Flip Card with Painted Harvest

Hi Stampers,

Yes, I reached for my Painted Harvest stamp set AGAIN!!! LOL This time I actually made a sunflower with it and used the Window Flip Card Technique. The sentiments I used are from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.


I used the new Everyday Label  punch and attached a scrap piece of cardstock to the piece I punched out back  into the punch to make it smaller.

This is the inside of the card:


This is the backside of the card:


The card standing upright:


Window Flip Card Instructions:

There are three main pieces of cardstock on this card:

  • 4-1/4" x 5-3/8" Crushed Curry cardstock
  • 3-1/2" x 5-3/8" Whisper White cardstock
  • 3" x 11" Garden Green cardstock, scored at 5-1/2"

Make sure you use a strong adhesive like Fast Fuse or Sticky Strip to adhere the flap behind the card. I used the green tombow glue on mine.

Punch a 2" circle from the front of the Garden Green cardstock. I ran my through the Big Shot with the petal burst embosssing folder.

Be sure to add the Painted Harvest Bundle to your shopping bag!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Triple Time Stamping with Painted Harvest

Hi Stampers,

I used the triple time stamping technique with the new Painted Harvest stamp set. This time I stamped with colors of pink. For this card I used Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry on Very Vanilla cardstock. I used some retired ribbon in Rich Razzleberry. The sentiment is stamped with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set. I used the stitched oval framelits to cut out the sentiment.





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DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #242-Autumn Happy Celebrations


Hi Stampers,

This week on our DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge we have a product spotlight. We are to use the Stampin' Up! Ink Refills. I reached for my Happy Celebrations and Colorful Seasons stamps sets along with the coordinating embossing folder and framelits. I also used Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Cajun Craze reinkers. I used the Baby Wipe Technique to achieve the results. I also made a Twist Card.

I guess because it is August already I was thinking back to school, fall, shorter days, cooler days..... etcetera.




I love how it turned out!!! I just love Fall and all the rich regal colors!!! It will be here soon enough!


Graduation Twist Card


Hi Stampers,

Welcome back to Grads & Dads week. Today, I have a graduation card. I have been meaning to try this technique for so long and just thought I don't have the time. Actually, it is not time consuming at all but VERY ADDICTING!!! My head is spinning with all the ideas for cards using this technique. I am sure there are tons of names for it but I am calling it a Twist Card.


I used the new gorgeous foil frenzy speciality DSP from the new catalog. This paper is great for 3D projects--nice and thick!!! I also used the sentiment from Happy Celebrations. Open the card and this is what you see-the banner twists and opens to this:


Before I get a bunch of emails telling me I have lost my mind I think I better explain. LOL This is the first year in a very long time we have no openhouses!!! BUT-I know of at least 2 for next year so I used 2018. I cannot believe I already have a card made a year in advance!!! THAT NEVER HAPPENS!!!LOL

I hope you give this technique a try!! They are so fun to make!!

REMEMBER: You can order everything to make this card in my online store

Thank you for visiting my blog!!


DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #225-Double Ribbon


Hi Stampers,

Back today with a DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge. We have a home sweet home challenge. The pic reminds me of Spring that is coming---oh, wait-I live in Michigan and we are under a Winter Weather Advisory!!!! LOL Snow forecast for today and tomorrow and then 60-70 degree weather this weekend!!! Crazy!!!!

I used a cute little trick I learned from my awesome upline Dawn Olchefske. You use a 1/2" circle punch and then thread your ribbon through it.



Inside of the card:



I tried it first with some thinner ribbon but my hole showed through. So I used some retired ribbon which was thicker. It definitely seemed to work better. I hope you will give this a try!!!

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DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #222-Black Magic


Hi Stampers,

This week for our DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge we have a product spotlight using Watercolor Pencils. If you have them, you know how great they color. They are smooth as silk. A few weeks back my upline, Dawn Olchefske, posted some cards on her blog utilizing the Black Magic Technique. This is such a cool technique and has been around for a long time but I have never tried it until now. All you do is stamp in White Craft Ink (let it dry naturally) or use your heat gun as it does take a little bit for it to dry on Basic Black or any other dark cardstock. Then you just color and highlight with the chalk marker (if you want). For those that like the ever popular adult coloring books this would be great for you to make your own!!!

I used the Melon Mambo watercolor pencil. Then I just cut freehand around the flowers.





Stamp Set: Rose Wonder, Garden in Bloom

Ink: White craft ink

Paper: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Whisper White

Accessories: White doilies, white baker's twine, SNAIL, dimensionals, Big Shot, scissors, rhinestones, Rose Garden thinlits