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

Best Wishes, Blank Card, Encouragement, Friendship, Fun Folds, Hydrangea Haven, Jan -June 2021 Mini Catalog, Jan-June 2021 Mini Catalog, Seasonal - Spring, Stampin' Up!

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

Best Wishes, Birthday, Party Puffins, Stampin' Up!

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

Art Gallery, Best Wishes, Blank Card, Fun Folds, General Cards, Jan-June 2021 Mini Catalog, Just A Note, Stampin' Up!

Fine Art Floral Fun Fold

This is actually a re-make of a card that I made in 2019 when I was visiting my daughter in Seoul, South Korea.  I had packed a few stamping supplies so I could stamp on the long 17 hour flight, I didn’t end up doing that....those seat trays are tiny!  But I did make quite… Continue reading Fine Art Floral Fun Fold

Best Wishes, Birthday, Fun Folds, General Cards, In Bloom, Jan-Feb 2021 Sale-A-Bration, Jan-June 2021 Mini Catalog, Just A Note, Snailed It, Stampin' Up!, Thinking of You

Pierced Blooms Twisted Easel Card

As I write this I am sitting in my craft room and listening to hits from the 60’s and what should come up but Chubby Checker’s “The Twist”.  You can listen to it here: Chubby Checker’s The Twist.  I am taking it as good omen that I just happened to be writing my this post… Continue reading Pierced Blooms Twisted Easel Card

Best Wishes, Birthday, Blank Card, Congratulations, General Cards, Jan-Feb 2021 Sale-A-Bration, Simple Stamping, Stampin' Up!

Paper Bloom – Stamps, Ink, Paper

I spent almost all of yesterday working on a set of cards for my March Card Kit to Go that will feature the In Bloom Stamp set and Pierced Blooms Dies.   I made a mess of my workspace (as always when I am crafting).  And of course I always have scraps of paper leftover,… Continue reading Paper Bloom – Stamps, Ink, Paper

Berry Blessings, Best Wishes, Blank Card, General Cards, Jan-Feb 2021 Sale-A-Bration, Just A Note, One Sheet Wonder, Stampin' Up!

6” x 6” One Sheet Wonder with Berry Blessings

What is it about trying to get as many cards as possible out of a single piece of Designer Series Paper?  Is it the challenge of “Can I do it?” Is it because it is a test of our creativity?  Is it because we want to get as much as we can for our money?… Continue reading 6” x 6” One Sheet Wonder with Berry Blessings

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Berry Blessings – Two cards!

This past week, I shared with my group of stampers and on my Facebook Page a fun way to make two cards....two different card designs using one piece of 6” x 6” piece of Designer Series Paper.  It’s a little bit of a mystery card -  I gave a list of supplies and then we… Continue reading Berry Blessings – Two cards!

Best Wishes, Congratulations, Encouragement, Jan-Feb 2021 Sale-A-Bration, Sale-A Bration Jan-Feb 2021, Seasonal - Spring, Thinking of You

Challenging Myself with the Berry Blessings Bundle

In my last post I shared several of the cards that my group of stampers made in response to a Card Challenge. You can see that post here:  Sharing a Card Challenge.  I needed a little "card therapy", myself, so I appealed to my "craft courier" (aka my husband) to bring a bunch of my… Continue reading Challenging Myself with the Berry Blessings Bundle