Blank Card, Fun Folds, Hand-Penned Petals, Seasonal - Spring, Seasonal - Summer, Stampin' Up!, Thank You

Hand Penned Angle Front Z Fold

Just to let you know right off the bat that I made up the name of the type of card I am sharing today - Hand Penned Angle Front Z Fold.  I’m sure there is a better name, but that’s just the best way to describe the card....it describes everything the card is.  So here… Continue reading Hand Penned Angle Front Z Fold

Birthday, Blank Card, Butterfly Brilliance, Friendship, Fun Folds, Just A Note, Stampin' Up!, Thinking of You

What’s Black & White and…..

I'm sure many of you know this old joke....What's black and white and read all over?  (the answer is the newspaper)....but today the answer would be....the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog that Stampin' Up! launched yesterday.... and the card that I am going to show you today..... It might look like a regular card, but it's… Continue reading What’s Black & White and…..

Best Wishes, Embossing Folders, Playing with Patterns, Seasonal - Spring, Stampin' Up!, Thinking of You

Let’s Be Insprired by……Inspiring Iris

It’s easy to overlook stamp sets in the Annual Catalog....especially when a smaller Mini Catalog come out a month of two after the Annual Catalog launch with even more fun stamp sets to play with and if it's a set that carried over from a previous year, sometimes they don't get a second look. Today… Continue reading Let’s Be Insprired by……Inspiring Iris

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Hydrangea are Blooming!

In my last blog post I mentioned that I needed to share some of the cards that I have made with the Hydrangea Suite of products in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.  I bought this stamp set back in February, so it's about time I used it!  Maybe I was waiting for spring..... The paper… Continue reading Hydrangea are Blooming!

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Dutch Fold Slider Card

If you’ve been following me for a bit (or if you are new to reading my blog), you might not be surprised that I am sharing another Fun Fold Card.  I love to make cards that are a little different or have a different way of folding.  And well, if it has moving parts, that’s… Continue reading Dutch Fold Slider Card

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Party Puffin Monday

It’s always fun to start off the week with a bright and cheery card.  I think it helps to set the mood for the entire week.  So let’s get the party started! The stamp set I used is called Party Puffins and is one of the new stamp sets that is in the New 2021-2022… Continue reading Party Puffin Monday

Best Wishes, Birthday, Dragonfly Garden, Fun Folds, General Cards, Jan -June 2021 Mini Catalog, Jan-Feb 2021 Sale-A-Bration, Jan-June 2021 Mini Catalog, Stampin' Up!, Sweet Ice Cream

Sweet Ice Cream – Double Z Fold Alternative

I'm not really sure what to call the special fold on this card....except to say it is a FUN fold!  It's similar to a Double Z fold (like in this post: Snail Mail Fun Fold) but the "extra Z" is not as wide and big and in the middle like in that post....it's skinny and along… Continue reading Sweet Ice Cream – Double Z Fold Alternative

Friends Are Like Seashells, General Cards, Jan-June 2021 Mini Catalog, Seasonal - Summer, Stampin' Up!, Thank You

Sand & Shells

Although the weather is warming up and we’ve had a few days teasing of summer, the past few days have been definitely more “spring” than “beach” weather.  So I’m having to just dream about warm breezes and relaxing on the beach and made a card similar to several ones that I had seen. I layered… Continue reading Sand & Shells

Birthday, Friendship, General Cards, Party Puffins, Stampin' Up!

Party Puffins Sneak Peak

I'm so excited to share a sneak peak of one of the new stamp sets that is in the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog that will be released on May 4th.  Right now I can only show you the cover...but there are lots of goodies inside....new stamp sets along with returning favorites, new ribbons, embellishments, die… Continue reading Party Puffins Sneak Peak

2020-2022 Annual Catalog, Friendship, Fun Folds, General Cards, Ornate Garden, Seasonal - Spring, Stampin' Up!, Thank You

Ornate Garden Pocket Cards

Do you have too much Designer Series Paper that is piled up and you haven’t used?  All right, I am not sure that you can ever have too much, but I do need to make room for new Designer Series Papers that will be coming out in the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.  So, I have… Continue reading Ornate Garden Pocket Cards