Monday, November 12, 2018


The more double-pleated cards I make, the easier they get.  I plan to use this for a January birthday.  The greeting will go to the right of the large snowflake.

This design and dsp would make a good masculine card.

Sunday, November 11, 2018


Thanks to Evelyn, who lent me this die, I now have 20 of these cards ready to go.  The inside reads:   "May your season be peaceful, your New Year be bright."

Sharing supplies is a great way to expand your possibilities!

Saturday, November 10, 2018



I sure hope the weather improves by winter.
We had very few hot days without rain,
and the wet weather followed right through this week.
I have a feeling we're going to have a lot of snow this year.

At least it's still summer in the Stamping Tower--
Bring on the pink flowers!

Friday, November 9, 2018

PAPER PLAYERS #417--Give Thanks

It's my favorite squirrel again!  Just in time for this week's Paper Players challenge.

For a peek at other entries, click HERE

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

THREE OF A KIND--Always Artichoke panel

I had some precut green panels laying on my work table, so I used them for these cards.  The wreath was very simple to make and embellish.

The second card was even easier. I used glitter pens for
the ornament and silver cording for the bow.  The "blessings" die cut was time consuming to cut and glue, so I made only one card with it.  (Not practical for making a lot of cards.)

The large oval ef served the purpose well with the flower on the side and the gold embossed verse in the center.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

ALL 101 CARDS DONE--yay!

This was the very first design I came up with for this year, and I really like the way it came out.

Starting with the top panel, I used my MISTI to stamp the words.  Next, I die cut the largest star and mounted it to the card front with dimensionals.  Then I die cut the silver fancy star and glued it to the white cs underneath.  For embellishment, I glued a smaller gold star in the center and later added a small gem (hard to see here.)

Thankfully, the MISTI made stamping the front sooo easy!

Sunday, October 28, 2018

75 DOWN & 25 TO GO!

With everything that was going on here this Fall, I got off to a later start than usual with my 100 cards for Christmas.  I'm coming into the final stretch now, though!

This is the only design I came up with this year that uses dsp.  Thanks to Evelyn for loaning me her pine ef and SU Peaceful Wreath stamp set.  I like how this turned out--not only for the look, but also for the ease of using the assembly line technique.

I highly recommend using a stamp positioner like the MISTI or the ones from SU and Tim Holtz.  It really helps things go much faster with less errors, especially when you have a bunch of cards to make at one time.