Hand Made Cards

Avant Garden Swing Card

The Sale-a-Bration stamp set, Avant Garden,
has quickly become on of my favorite stamp sets.
The flower is quite sweet and simple.

I paired it with the Carried Away designer paper,
also a Sale-a-Bration choice for a soft
Smoky Slate and Flirty Flamingo look.

I love the layout of this card -- thank you Susie Wood
for the inspiration.

Avant Garden Swing Card There is a special fold on this card.
Check out the opened card.
Avant Garden Swing Card Open
Isn't the swing door cute.
I also love the lace detail across the center.
This stamp set is also a Sale-a-Bration item you could choose.

Beautiful You

Have you played with the Beautiful You stamp set yet??
I love it!!
It is so versatile.
You can keep it simple with just a bit of color,
you can color with lots of detail or
like this card, you can go a bit crazy.

I used the Sending Love designer paper to
create paper doll clothes -- I stamped the lady
first on the Whisper White square with Memento ink
and then I stamped it again on the designer paper,
cut out only the dress and adhered it over
the white stamped image.
It gives such dimension to the stamped image.
Then I colored her hat with Real Red marker
and added a pearl or rhinestone to her hat.
Oh, so elegant

Beautiful YouCard Base -- Black -- 4 1/4" x 11" -- score at 5 1/2"
Real Red -- 4" x 5 1/4" -- emboss with Falling Petals
embossing folder
Black -- cut out with Layering Squares framelits
cut out scallop oval using Layering Ovals framelits
Real Red -- cut out with Layering Squares framelits
Whisper White -- cut out with Stitched Shapes framelits
stamp greeting and cut out with Layering Ovals
Sending Love designer paper -- scrap

You're Sweet

Cool Treats is a fun new stamp set.
It has coordinating designer paper and Washi Tape
called Tasty Treats.  The colors remind me of sherbet.
Growing up occasionally on Friday night we "got to go" to
a local supper club for a fish fry.  We always got to have sherbet
for dessert.  I loved those Friday nights.

You're Sweet
Card Base -- Watermelon Wonder -- 5 1/2" x 7 1/4" -- score at 4 1/4"
Tasty Treats designer paper -- 1 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Tasty Treats Washi Tape -- lay across bottom edge of card front
stamp "You're Sweet" with Early Espresso ink
Pear Pizzazz -- cut out scallop oval using Layering Ovals framelts
Whisper White -- cut out oval using Stitched Shapes framelits
stamp Popsicle with Peekaboo Peach ink
stamp stick with Crumb Cake
stamp dripping chocolate topping with Early Espresso


Don't forget when you place a $50 order through Sunday, January 22
not only do you get a FREE Sale-a-Bration item but I will
also send you a package of the new Lace Doilies FREE!!!!
Just use hostess code 3VMEPHS6
when placing your order.

Carousel Birthday

Carousel Birthday is one of the new stamp sets
in the Occasions Catalog.
It is such a fun, whimsical set.
I used the coordinating Cupcakes & Carousel
designer paper and pull colors from there
for the cupcakes on the carousel -- Calypso,
So Saffron and Bermuda.

Carousel BirthdayCard Base -- So Saffron -- 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" -- score at 4 1/4"
Bermuda Bay -- 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
Very Vanilla -- 3 3/4" x 5"
stamp carousel with Stazon ink
color cupcake tops with markers -- So Saffron, Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay
Cupcakes & Carousel designer paper -- 2" x 3 3/4"
Black -- 1/4" x 3 3/4"
Very Vanilla scrap -- stamp banner from Balloon Adventure with Memento ink
stamp words with Bermuda
cut banner out with paper snips

What a fun card to make!!!
I hope you give it a try.

Avant Garden meets Succulent Garden

I love the Succulent Garden designer paper.
The colors are so soft and soothing to me.

Today I paired the designer paper with the
Sale-a-Bration stamp set -- Avant Garden.
I really like the elegant, feminine feel of this card.

Have you checked out the Lace Doilies in the Occasions Catalog?
There are a must have -- vanilla on one side -- white on the other.
They have a soft look but they are a plastic material, very sturdy.
How would you like a package of the doilies FREE -- all you have
to do is place a $50 order with me this week (Jan. 15 - 22).
I will pop a package of the doilies in the mail to you as a THANK YOU!!!!
Please use Hostess #3VMEPHS6 

Avant Garden
Card Base - Mint Macaron -- 4 1/4" x 11" score 5 1/2"
Sahara Sand -- 4" x 5 1/4"
Mint Macaron -- 2 1/2" x 3 7/8"
Succulent Garden designer paper -- 2 1/2" x 3 7/8"
Mint Macaron 3/8" Sheer Linen Ribbon -- 6"
Lace Doily -- cut in half (I used the white side)
Sahara Sand -- cut scallop oval using Layering Ovals Framelits
Whisper White -- cut oval using Stitched Shapes Framelits
(WOOHOO - they are back in stock again)

Hey Chick!!

Hey Chick!! is one of this year's
Sale-a-Bration choices -- you can earn it FREE
when you place a $50 order.
It is such a fun, whimsical stamp set.
This chick makes me think of my hair stylist, Tory.
I think that's what my hair looks like as she is
making me "beautiful".
Maybe she needs a few cards to put gift certificates
in for her clients, hahaha.

Hey ChickI pair the stamp set with the Succulent Gardens designer paper.
I am loving the color combos in this paper.

To finish off the chicks hairdo, I added some
Clear Wink of Stella for some highlights and sparkle.

Sealed with Love Heart Cutouts

I have another great card made using the
Sealed with Love stamp set.
There are so many possibilities with this
stamp set which has a coordinating framelit set
called Love Notes.

I have a class on February 1st using this wonderful
product suite -- stamp set, framelits, designer paper
& embellishments.  You really are going to want
to join this class -- I have a couple of great ideas
up my sleeve.

Sealed with Love1. Card Base -- Black -- 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" -- score at 4 1/4"
Cut the heart edging using the Love Notes framelit
2. Real Red -- 3 1/8" x 5 1/4"
3.  Sending Love designer paper -- 3" x 5 1/8"
2nd print -- 1" x 5 1/2"
4.  Real Red -- cut a scallop square using the Layering Squares framelit
5.  Whisper White -- cut a square using the Stitched Shapes framelit
stamp "Hello Love" with Memento ink
6.  Black scrap -- cut out heart using framelit
7.  Real Red scrap - cut out arrow using framelit
8.  Whisper White (for inside card) - 3" x 5 1/4"

Assemble card as shown

Sealed with Love Valentine

The holidays are over and we are quickly approaching
Valentine's Day -- it's one month from today. 
Do you send cards?
If you don't -- why don't you???

I love to receive cards throughout the year.
There is something about getting the mail and
seeing that card envelope -- you just know that
someone cares enough to send you a card!!

This is the perfect card to make a bunch of
and surprise everyone this year.

I used the Sealed with Love stamp set
and the new Falling Petals embossing folder
to help me make this card extra special.

Happy ValentineMy card base is Real Red with a layer of Whisper White.
The Basic Black layer was embossed with the Falling Petals
embossing folder (isn't this the cutest).
I used the Sweet & Sassy framelits (hearts) to cut
out a Real Red heart and the Happy Valentine's Day
with Memento ink.
On a scrap of Whisper White and with Real Red ink
I stamped the little heart envelope and trimmed around
it with my Paper Snips.  I attached it to the heart with a
Glue Dot and then added the Mini Paper Clip for that special touch.