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  • Coffee and Cards,  Fancy Fold

    Thinking Thursday Pop Up, Friend or Smile??

    Thinking Thursday Pop Up card… Dontcha love em?? Erica asked on Thinking Thursday how to do a Pop Up card. Here is your answer. This one is a fun and can be pretty simple, REALLY!!! Check out the video down on the bottom for step by step. You will want to grab the following…. Daisy Lane stamp set Medium Daisy Punch Daisy Punch Window Sheets Wink of Stella 1 1/2 Circle punch 2 Circle punch Gold Glitter Enamel Dots Keep in mind these are suggestions. However, they sure did turn out cute. Working with Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana cardstock. You will need to punch out 10 daisies two different…

  • Coloring,  Technique

    Background Created with Just Ink pads

    yes, Created with Just Ink pads. I want to share how this background design was created with just ink pads and shimmer spritzer. So grab your favorite ink colors, some Whisper White cardstock, make a Shimmer Spritzer (link) in complimentary color and let’s do this!! As you can see on the bottom of this photo I made three different color patterns. One has more corner sweeps, another has softer sweeps and the other is a mix of the two. Want to see how.. Check out the Tuesday Edition of Coffee and Cards here. Starting with a half sheet of cardstock for each pattern. You will get a lot of mileage…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Ornate Garden Flowers two ways.

    Ornate Garden Flowers… Did you catch the Coffee and Cards when we made these?? The Ornate Garden Flowers was a great way to show the two different looks that you can get depending which side of the paper you use. Pull in the Lovely You Bundle and a few different flowers and BEAUTIFUL. Would you agree?? How about a closer look?? For the more whimsical look the cute flower side and some small bloom punch outs. Can you see the new Butterfly Gem embellishments?? (clapping) Ohhh they sure are super cute. The colors are the 2019-2021 In-Colors. I think I just love them!! Here is fun idea too… Pull out…

  • Retiring

    More Goodbyes….review

    Saying good by to the Flourishing Phrases (141534 – retiring) stamp set and Flourishing Dies (141478 – retiring). The photo is the link to the original post. What else do you see?? Whisper White bakers twine (124262 – retiring) but that was dies using the Lovely Lipstick reinker (retired). Adding to this is the sentiment that is from the It Starts with Art (149303 – retiring). So many fun and pretty cards. So you think we will find new loves?? I would like to think so…. You?? More retiring stuff to share… moving on to another stamp set I think… I went back all the way to June for this…

  • Coffee and Cards

    5/23 Coffee and Cards

    More retiring stamps sets and dies… Grab your Stamparatus and let’s make some backgrounds!! This morning on Coffee and Cards we looked at 3 more retiring stamp sets and a coordinating dies set. However, I also gave you a sneak peak at three of the five 2020-2022 In-Colors. The Facebook live is here. I will share the YouTube link soon…. sorry! Do you have a Favorite?? I am super curious which one it is.. Please comment your favorite and a brief why. This “Thank You” has been well loved my me for sure!! It really is the perfect size. Big enough to be alone, on the left. But not too…

  • Technique

    Happy Mother’s Day!

    Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom! I do not know how many of you know, but my mom is an artist. Serious, I have paintings of hers in my house. AMAZING!! She has done several mixed media, sculptures and others. I bet you are guessing that is where my “art-ability” comes from? I hate to admit, out loud, it took me over 30 years to find it! So you can see why, just a “simple” card for my mom… will NOT do! Let’s start with the pieces… Using several punches for this card. The small bloom punch from the 2020 Annual Catalog. However at the moment I do not have…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it,  YouTube video

    4/14 Tuesday Editions of Coffee and Cards

    They almost did not all fit! Dang you guys had me working for it today, hahaha!! I know, I did it to myself, right?? That Pressed Petal DSP made quick work of it though didn’t it? All these beauties with one piece of 12 x 12. These were the ones that we made during the video, mixed up the colors a bit too. No waste either. Lots of scraps used too! Keeping several of the cards a little simpler, but that DSP does so much why would you add too much?? Yeah, you know that I did…. Ribbon!!! I do love me some ribbon… although this was mostly twine. Twine…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  In-Colors,  YouTube video

    Smile with a tissue…

    You can SMILE using the 2019-2021 In-Color DSP pack (149617) and the Daisy Lane Bundle (151118). I would like to brighten your day by walking you through how to make these super cute pocket tissue holders. I sure hope you love thee as much as I do. Wouldn’t a sick friend just love one of these?? Here is a reminder of the measurements and scores. Thick Whisper White 4 x 8, DSP 1 3/4 x 3 3/4 and 1 5/8 x 3 3/4 Score with 8″ (long) across the top 1/2 – 1 1/4 – 3 1/4 – 4 The pocket tissue pack just fits inside. No worries it will…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags

    What is a PDF?

    How cute is this one?? Have you watched a video and said, “Hey, I want to do that!!” Of course, and a PDF is how we do it. A PDF or Tutorial is a list of supplies and instructions to make the one project or card. I have shared before that I am part of a Tutorial Team. My customers benefit from this also. Offering this Tutorial bundle of cards/projects to a customer that places a $40 product order. Here is this months sneak peak. In addition to a theme each month. Each of the 16 Tutorials has a FULL list of supplies and step by step instructions. Not limited…