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23 posts from July 2012

Mon 16

Whisper Print Note Cards

Here I am again, two weeks later, needing even more note cards for thank you notes.  Somehow making six at a time doesn't seem like a big deal, especially when using the newest Whisper Print Stamps.  In fact, these came together so quickly that I'll probably make another half dozen!

G1862  Whisper Print Leaf


  • Memory Box Eggshell note cards
  • Distress Ink Peeled Paint
  • G1862 Whisper Print Leaf

Ink up the stamp and press onto note card.  Repeat if you wish for more than one image on the card and vary the placement of the leaf on each one as well.


  • G1864 Whisper Print Geranium
  • F1863 Whisper Print Daisy
  • E1865 Whisper Print Wildflower
  • assorted Distress Ink markers
  • water spritz bottle

Color the stamp with Distress Ink markers, spritz with a little water, and stamp on the front of the note card. Repeat for more than one flower on each note card.

G1864  Whisper Print Geranium


F1863  Whisper Print Daisy

E1865  Whisper Print Wildflower

I think I'll just stamp one of my Memory Box thank you sentiments on the inside and add a short personal note as well as I'm ready to send them out this week.

Happy Stamping!

Sun 15

Just a Note (and an Announcement)

Today's card features the beautiful Viola patterned papers and can be used for any occasion.

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S U P P L I E S:

Memory Box Viola 6"x6" patterned paper, cardstock, Darla die, Just a Note rubber stamp; VersaFine Black Onyz ink; Zig marker; gems and pearls (Mark Richards); button (Junkitz); embroidery floss, silk ribbon; Fiskars Upper Crest border punch, Crop-a-dile corner rounder.

[NOTE: Simon Says Stamp does not have the Upper Crest border punch at present, but you can easily subsitute one of the border punches below.]  

Instructions can be found here

Now for The Announcement.

I'll be teaching two card classes on August 4, 2012, at The Corner Crop in Evansville, Indiana. Learn More. I hope to see you there!

Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!


Fri 13

Leafing it up to you two.


Hi everyone!

Here is week two in the lorelai leaf die series. Each week the card will be a twist on the previous week.

Did you check out week one?  Check it out here.

This week I cut a layer of white card stock and die cut the lorelai leaf. I wrapped it in home made bakers twin. See how here. I attached die cut piece to base card that has a layer of lime distressed dots paper with foam tape. Add some pearls and a saying and you have another clean and simple card.

Please come back next Saturday for another lorelai leaf die card.


Fri 13

Memory Box Summer Fun!


I am teaching a class of summer fun inspired cards using the NEW Memory Box stamps and dies this Sunday 7/15 from 1-3PM and again on Thursday 7/19 in the morning from 10AM-12 Noon at The Stamp Addict, in San Diego, CA. Here are a few of the cards we will be making! There are still spots available, you can call 619-667-5060 to reserve your seat.





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Hope you enjoy!


Thu 12

Masked Butterfly


A clean and simple card today. I started with my favorite Valise paper. I used an piece of cardstock which I had die cut the delia butterfly out of as my mask.

I laid the mask over the Valise paper and sponged brown dye  ink over the opening. This provided the outline of the butterfly.  Then I stamped the Vintage Scroll using black ink over the opening in the corners.  The next step was to cut a circle around the butterfly on the Valise paper leaving the wings outside the edges.

Take another piece of valise paper and cut to fit cardfront.  Cut a circle slightly larger than the circle with the butterfly in the center of the square.  Mount on black cardstock. Center butterfly circle and attach to black cardstock in middle of valise paper. Attach to cardfront.

Stamp sentiment onto white cardstock. Sponge with brown ink and mount on black cardstock. Pop dot and attach to center of butterfly.

Fun CAS card.

Hope this helps you think outside the box next time your scraps are on your desktop from your die cuts.


Wed 11

Trip to the Tropics


Flower-topped flip-flops and matching starfish beside a swaying palm tree...vacations don't get much better than this! The dies in the Summer Collection are a huge success - and it's easy to see why. Just cut the Sandal Border 98332 and accent it with Floral Delights 98349 flowers in Mango, Pool and Bubblegum Distressed Dots.  See the entire collection here.

Add the Swaying Palm 98330 - and create a trio of starfish with a few of the other pieces from the Floral Delights die.  Attach them to the Journey Collage...that's it!


Impress celebrates their 25th Birthday next weekend - and we're celebrating with the Birthdays Happen! class at the Bellevue Square store on from 11:00-1:00 on Saturday July 21st.  Here are two Memory Box cards we'll be creating:


Then it's Tags in a Tin from 2:00-4:00 that afternoon - decorate two square mini-tins and fill each with 6 artsy tags.  Great colors, diecuts and stamps make it a perfect gift for anyone.  The store's number is 425 453.2748 if you can join us!




Tue 10

Iridescent Honu

I've been wanting to post using the new Honu stamps for a long time...finally getting the chance.   This is one of the cards I recently taught at Scrapadoodle in Peoria, IL.   I love the colors created by the iridescent embossing powder on the Outline Honu.  If you click on the picture you can get a better view.

Irridescent Honu

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  1. Die cut Turtle Border and Outline Honu from Licorice card stock.  And die cut Graceful Honu (solid) from Fresh Fruit  paper.
  2. I ran the Turtle Border through a Xyron X sticker maker and burnished well before removing the clear protective film.  But you can also use a glue stick or add a touch of liquid glue to various parts of the border.
  3. Adhere the border to the Pool Moroccan pattern paper and then to the strip of Licorice card stock.   Then attach all to left side of Pool Note Card.
  4. Ink up the front of the Outline Honu with Versamark ink and heat emboss with Holographic embossing powder.  Run through the Xyron X and then attach to the Graceful Honu.
  5. Stamp sentiment close to the right side of the white card stock then attach to Licorice mat.   Attach all to front of card.  Then attach turtle with foam tape.


Memory Box:  Pool Note Card (33051), Licorice Paper (44022), Pool Moroccan Pattern Paper (77912), Fresh Fruit paper (10121), Turtle Border (98331), Graceful Honu (98326), Outline Honu (98327), Aloha (A856)

Ranger:  Holographic Embossing Powder, Jet Black Archival Ink

Tsukineko:  Versamark Ink

I'll be teaching another class at Scrapadoodle on August 5 featuring more from the Summer 2012 Collection from Memory Box!  Call the store to sign up!

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Sun 08

Oh, happy day!

I just love the watercolor look and feel of this floral stamp. It's appropriately named Whisper Print Wildflower.

I've been having some fun using Gelatos - a cool coloring medium from Faber-Castell. You can color these creamy sticks right onto a stamp, spritz with water and stamp for beautiful watercolor looks. That's just what I did here for this card. I used purple on the flower and added a few highlights with the shimmer gold Gelato, then added green for the stem. So simple, and yet so pretty.

I added the Picket Fence die from Poppy Stamps and the Memory Box Marshmallow Cloud (98344) die. I edged the cloud with Momento Sky Blue ink and added the sentiment to the cloud - Wishing you a very happy day (B1853).

Here's a close up of my finished card.


Thanks for stopping by the blog. Have a great week!



Fri 06

I'll leaf it up to you!


I am so sorry for the terrible pun, but I wanted to make a point. For the next 4 Saturdays, I will be showing you a new card using Poppy stamps, Lorelai leaf # 839 http://www.poppystamps.com/prod-125.htm .At the end of the series please let me know which Lorelai leaf card you liked best! 

I kept the first card very simple. I cut a piece of white card 4X5 1/4 inches and embossed a frame. I die cut the loelai leaf. I then die cut the lorelai leaf using tress dots paper # 77897. I layered the white piece on an A2 size card and adhered the key lime leaf in the opening of the white piece. So it has a flat look. What do you think?

See you next Saturday with the next card.


Fri 06

Got Scraps?

We all have them and they seem to pile up quickly---scraps! They're "left-overs" from other cards and projects and they need to find a home---to be useful.  Here's my new card made completely from my scrap pile...doesn't sound very exciting does it?  Let's see...


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Seems like the baby turtles are saying, "Wait up, Mom!"  

This card came together with small strips of card stock.  I separate my scraps into color families and store them in a hanging file folder.  When I need a small piece of say, blue....I pull the blue file and usually find just the scrap needed.  Such was the case when making the waves for this card.  

After die cutting the waves I positioned them on the card---starting with the lightest blue near the fold, adhering it flat onto the note card and continuing with graduating darker colors.  The last two wave strips (darker layers) were elevated with foam dots giving a little dimension to them.

The baby turtles were adhered to the card slightly askew so they look like they're swimming in a group but not in a straight line.  Mom turtle is out front of course, leading the way.

This card is perfect to send to a friend whom you miss and feel it's time to reconnect---"Let's catch up!"  

Who wouldn't want to receive this kind of card?---just don't tell that you make it from your scrap files :)


#98335 Oceana Border

#98326 Graceful Honu

#98327  Outline Honu

#98331  Turtle Border

B885 Let's Catch Up!"


Happy Friday!