Monday, October 31, 2016


My friend, Georgia, saw a similar card to this and contacted me about what die they had used.  I found that it is a Memory Box die and was lucky enough to find it on sale through one of the companies where I order.  The die is the black die cut which I cut after adhering black card stock to "Stick It".  I removed a portion of the "Stick It" so I could add the moon behind the trees.  Then I added ghosts from another Memory Box die set.  I made several of these to use for cards that I send.

Thank you for coming by today!  WOW!  Tomorrow is November 1st and soon it will be time to enjoy our family Thanksgiving meal!  

Friday, October 28, 2016

STAMPININ' UP! - Autumn Accents Bigz Die #4

Once again I used the leaf embossing folder for the mat.  Yesterday's card was done on Ivory card stock - today's card is on white.  I used a tag again cut from a piece of Close to Cocoa dp.

I did stamp the Maple leaf.  The green Oak leaf was stamped on the die cut and the brown one was embossed with the wood grain folder.

Thank you for stopping by today!  Be sure to come back Monday for a special Halloween card.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

STAMPIN' UP! - Autumn Accents Bigz Die #3

I remembered that I had an embossing folder with leaves on it and used it for this card.  I had a leaf already cut from SU Cajun Craze card stock and decided to use the matching stamp from the Wonderfall stamp set.

Since the leaves are cut from a Bigz Die, you have to use a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to line up the stamping on the leaf.  (There just isn't a way to stamp first and then cut it out.)  Even then I had a little trouble but just trimmed off some of the edges.  I just need to practice with it.  (The Oak leaf lined up a lot easier.)  The stamped design is made up of really tiny letters of the alphabet.  Before adding the leaf I cut two strips from some Cajun Craze dp and added the tags.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

STAMPIN' UP! - Autum Accents Bigz Die #2

I chose three different colors of SU card stock and cut out the leaves.  I then distressed them with a dabber adding Soft Suede ink to the edges and a little on the centers of the leaves.  The ivory layer was embossed with the wood grain design.  I wondering if I should have lightly brayered some Soft Suede on to the embossing.  

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

STAMPIN' UP! - Autumn Accents Bigz Die #1

I have been wanting some leaf stamps that coordinated with a die but was hoping to get them at a reasonable price.  Well, I did and found them on eBay.  The seller had the stamps to go with this die listed along with the die for only $26.99 plus shipping.  I prefer thinlit dies but for this price I didn't figure I could go wrong.  The items arrive VERY fast and I've been having a lot of fun with them.

Today's card and through Friday you  will be seeing what I have made.  I saw a card on Pintrest similar to this that got me started.  

The dp is from an SU designer paper pack.  I didn't use the stamp set for these leaves but embossed the Maple leaf with one folder and the Oak leaves with another one.  I like the texture it gives to the design.

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Monday, October 24, 2016


I saw a card similar to this when I was in Des Moines last month.  I had the tree die and the squirrels already so I purchased the die set that included the leaves and rake.

Tree die:  Poppy Stamps
Squirrels and Leaves/Rake:  Impression Obsession

I'm sure by now you have realized how much I love working with die cuts!  The designs that are available have come such a long way since I first started using dies from Spellbinders.

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Friday, October 21, 2016


I used the same procedure to add trees to the embossing folder (although they are awfully light).  After embossing the design, I used a dabber to lightly add some SU Soft Suede to the birch trees.  I had a piece already cut using the Memory Box "Deer Trio" so I cut down the embossed image to fit the deer, added it to the embossed layer and matted it with the Wild Wasabi card stock.  I ran a line of Stickles Crystal Ice under the deer.  I think this will make a card that can be sent to any number of men for their birthday.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016


I have seen some great cards using this technique.  I stamped the trees on the inside of the embossing folder and then embossed the layer.  I added the two die cut pumpkins.  I wasn't overly thrilled about the result after adding the pumpkins.  Tomorrow's card will show a card I like better.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016


This was one of the last Halloween cards I made.  It will go to one of the people at a nursing home.  I had it stamped off so all I had to do was color it with my Copic markers, trim it down and adhere it to the card front.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016


I found some stickers in my "stash" that I have had for a long time so I decided it was time to use them up.

Monday, October 17, 2016


Pretty simple card.  The dp is from Stampin' Up!, Witch from Impression Obsession and Ghosts from Memory Box.   I hope these cards are giving you some fun ideas.

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Friday, October 14, 2016


This is actually a card I made last year but decided to show it again here.  Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, October 13, 2016


This will be the card our grandson receives.  The main die cut is from Impression Obsession.  The little ghost is from Memory Box.  The dp was perfect for this card and is from  Stampin' Up!

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Dies are so fun to use for making scenes like this.  The dies I used are from Taylored Expressions, Memory Box and Impression Obsession.  For the fence and main image, I die cut them with "Stick It" adhesive on the back to make them easier to adhere to the card.  Stick It comes in sheets and is a double sided adhesive.   This is a card that will go to one of our six grandchildren.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016


I don't think this card takes a lot of explanation.  The dies I used are from Impression Obsession and Penny Black. This is one of the cards that I will be sending to our grandchildren.

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Monday, October 10, 2016

POPPY STAMPS - Swirly Bird Ribbon

I made this card to sent to my October Artist's Choice card swap partner.  I love the "ribbon" dies from Poppy Stamps.  The scalloped border was made with a Martha Stewart punch.  We usually don't stamp a sentiment on the swap cards we make so that the partner can use the card however they choose.  When I use this design for myself, I have a great stamp that reads "A little birdie toldme today is your Special Day."

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Friday, October 7, 2016


This is the first of the Halloween cards I will be positing this month.  A friend of mine came one day last week and we made 97 Halloween cards for the nursing home where my mother-in-law is residing and for the independent living center where my mother lives.   The cards are given for the staff to sign and hand out to the residents.

I made this sample card in advance but decided not to use the "Eeek" die cut on the 97 we made.  For the sample I had attached black card stock to "Stick It" before die cutting the word.  It was a little delicate even then to add to the card and it would have been dealing with 97 of them!  Instead we left them blank.  Later I did add a little sentiment on the ones for the 44 going to the independent living center.

 I made 97 owls and 97 branches using two Stampin' Up! punches.  And I die cut 97 "moons" and 97 bats using dies.

This entire card is Pumpkin Pie card stock.  When I decided to use this sample as the card we were going to do, I realized I wouldn't have enough to do 97 cards.  I cut what I did have into 4 pieces of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and ran each of them through the Cuttlebug with a spider web embossing folder.  The card base is white card stock.

I'm already working on pieces for the Thanksgiving cards we will make.  Thanks for coming by today!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

MEMORY BOX - Luciene Tile

This is a card I made a while back to be used for an anniversary card.  The two dies are from Memory Box.  The "Wishing You" is from a Verve stamp set.  The sentiment inside from the same set is "a very Happy Anniversary".  There are nine stamps to use together with the "Wishing You".

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016


The card base is Stampin' UP! Bashful Blue card stock.  I ran the front through my Cuttlebug with a random dot Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Die cuts used:
Twiggy Tree - Penny Black
Cardinals - Impression Obsession
Bunnies - Impression Obession

After adding the two landscape slopes and the other die cuts, I ran Stickles glitter glue along the top edges of the two "hills".  I then put a small dab of the Stickles on my finger tip and dabbed it around on the open white area to give a more snowy affect.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016


My card base is a piece from a Tim Holtz 12" x 12" paper pad.  "Into the Woods" die is from Penny Black.  The deer and trees are from Impression Obesession.  Before adding the die cut pieces to the card base, I did take the white "landscape" and ran it through my Xyron so that I could add glitter over the entire piece.  The "Moon" is just a punched circle.

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Monday, October 3, 2016


The dies I used for this card are from PapertreyInk.  This would be a fun card to send to someone who has moved into a new home.

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STAMPIN' UP! - Varied Vases #6

The punched vases are from a 6 x 6 package of designer papers and for this card, I just left the flowers without coloring them. Thank...