Quick n’ Easy Saturday – Lovin’ Washi Tape!

It’s Saturday so that means a quick n’ easy card!  Today’s share is a card using Warmth & Cheer Designer Washi Tape and the stamp set Suite Seasons with the colors Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green.  Enjoy!


Card Dimensions:

  • Crumb Cake card base 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2
  • Cherry Cobbler – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Crumb Cake – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (for washi backgrond)
  • Crumb Cake – 2 1/2″x 3 1/4″ (for greeting)
  • Garden Green – 2 5/8″ x 3 3/8″
  • Cherry Cobbler – scrap piece for hearts

Supplies Used:

Say Hello to the 2016 Holiday Catalog!


I love everything about the Holidays.  Spending time with family and friends, exchanging gifts, all the baking and of course getting to create holiday cards to share.  This catalog is amazing and offers such a variety of stamps and accessories I know there is something for everyone.

I will be showcasing holiday cards, gift wrap ideas and decor over the next few months to inspire you to get crafting this holiday season.  I hope you will join me this holiday season, I have so many ideas to share and I will have a few other surprises too! Please make sure you click “follow” on my blog or “subscribe” on my YouTube channel so you don’t miss a single post!

Now on to today’s share!  For the first card idea from the new catalog I am using a Suite that really caught my eye when I first looked at the catalog, Petals and Paisleys.  The stamp set is so versatile it can be used for many occasions not just Thanksgiving.  The Designer Series Paper is gorgeous and features the colors Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede , Very Vanilla and copper foil.  Also in the suite are a ribbon trio, copper foil sheets, a textured impressions embossing folder and a coordinating cardstock pack.

I hope you enjoy my first share from the new catalog. Enjoy!


Card Dimensions:

  • Rich Razzleberry card base – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Petals and Paisleys DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Delightful Dijon – 3 1/2″ x 4″
  • Very Vanilla – 3 1/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Rich Razzleberry – scrap piece approx 1 3/4″ x 5″

Supplies Used:


Happy Holidays – Part 3


Here are a few more card samples using the awesome stamps and accessories from the New 2016 Holiday Catalog that will be available starting September 1st!  If you have any questions on how any of these cards are made please contact me any time!


Cookie Cutter Halloween and the coordinating Cookie Cutter Builder Punch are becoming a favorite and I get to use my Aqua Painters!


Paisleys and Posies is a great set for fall but it will be a welcome addition to your stamp collection due to its versatility.


Another cute card featuring Cookie Cutter Halloween, Spooky Fun and Suite Seasons stamp sets and Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper.


Using the Spooky Fun set and coordinating Halloween Scenes Edgelits you can create a great Halloween card!

Check back in a few days I will have the last sneak peek before the catalog goes live. Make sure you don’t miss any card ideas by clicking “follow” and don’t forget to share with all your crafty friends!

Thank you for visiting and see you soon!

Happy Stamping!



Happy Holidays – Part II

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As promised here are a few more shares showcasing new stamps and products from the NEW 2016 Holiday Catalog!  I have had so much fun the past few days creating cards to show off some of my favorite items from the catalog.  If you have placed an order with me during the past year you will receive a copy directly from Stampin’ Up! very shortly. On September 1st the online copy will be available and you can begin placing orders that same day. Enjoy!


I am in love with this washi tape, Warmth & Cheer and the set, Suite Seasons has sayings for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas!


Father Christmas is a set that begged for watercolor, I used the sepia technique on this card   (click here to see a video tutorial on this technique)

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Merry Mice is an adorable set that worked well with the new Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Bakers Twine Trio

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I had fun embossing the Merry Medley background stamp and Santa’s Sleigh.  I always forget how striking embossing can look.

Now that we have had a little sneak peek of Christmas stamps, I will share some Halloween and Thanksgiving ideas this weekend.  I told you this catalog is chock full of great products and ideas, only  a few more weeks until it will be unveiled!  Check back in a few days for more ideas!

Happy Stamping!


Happy Holidays!


Thought for a quick share today I would give you all a little sneak peek at some of the new products from the 2016 Holiday Catalog which will be available on September 1st. Just wait until you see this catalog it is absolutely stunning!  There is something for everyone no matter what your stamping style.  Enjoy!



Using Santa’s Sleigh stamp set and coordinating thinlets


Featuring Merriest Wishes stamp set, Merry Tags Framelits and Pine Bough Textured Embossing Folder

[Click here for directions and a video tutorial on how to make the Pine Bough Card shown above]


Featuring the stamp set Cookie Cutter Christmas with matching Cookie Cutter Builder Punch and Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper

I’ll show more samples tomorrow so be sure to check back! Better yet why don’t you click “follow” at the top of the page that way you won’t miss a single thing!

Happy Stamping!


Mistletoe & Holly – November Paper Pumpkin Kit

100_0912With Thanksgiving tomorrow, I thought playing with my November Paper Pumpkin kit would be a perfect way to spend the afternoon while my pies were baking.  This month’s selection features everything you need to make ten holiday cards with lined envelopes, five of two different designs.  These are perfect for creating quick cards your family and friends will love!

I always like to create at least one of the projects in the kit as instructed. The instructions are easy to follow and if you would like to watch a video on how to assemble your project you can go to PumpkinHowTo.com.  The kit has everything you need (pre-cut and pre-scored) including the Mistletoe & Holly photopolymer stamp set, a Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Spot, 10 printed card bases (5 ea of 2 designs), 10 printed envelopes, 3 sheets of die-cuts, 5 die cut banners, 5 printed polka dot squares, 5 white squares, 5 die cut red rectangles, 100 pearls (50 red & 50 white), 8 yards linen thread, 2 sheets of dimensionals (2 sizes) and 200 adhesive dots.  Here are the two projects included with the Mistletoe & Holly kit.

While I love the projects each month I like to be a little creative and come up with variations of each card by tweaking the design or by adding different accessories and coordinating DSP or cardstock.  You would be surprised once you get started the ideas will just come flowing out.

For the card on the left I cut one of the red panels in half and adhered it to the card in a diamond shape.  Then I added the white and green dotted square on top. This time I used the NOEL stamp.

The card on the right adds a few strips of washi tape and I trimmed the edges off the white and red panels which I adhered to the card in an angeled design.

The card on the left was stamped using the greeting MERRY & BRIGHT directly on the card.  Then I used  Lots of Labels framelits to cut two panels one in Cherry Cobbler and one in Whisper White.  I added a bow using thick bakers twine in Cherry Cobbler.

For the last card I used the Ovals Collection Framelits to cut two ovals, one using the Merry Moments DSP Stack in the Cherry Cobbler with Crumb Cake Dots and the other in Whisper White.  I stamped the greeting in Cherry Cobbler and the holly stamp using Old Olive.  I then colored in the holly leaves with an Old Olive ink pad and AquaPainters.  For a little accent I coiled a piece of gold cording trim and put it behind the Whisper White panel and I added three red pearls from the kit for the holly berries.

If you are interested in this kit they just became available to order, but you need to be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber (supplies are limited).  For more information on My Paper Pumpkin or to subscribe please click here.  Subscriptions are available on a month to month plan or you can prepay in one, three, six or twelve months.  The prepaid plan makes a perfect holiday gift for any crafter on your list!

I hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving filled with the love of family and friends!

Happy Stampin!

til next time,


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Technique Tuesday! – Stampin’ Mist Background


Welcome to Technique Tuesday!

I am always looking for new ways to make interesting backgrounds and this one is both quick and easy yet looks really difficult. I have to say this is my new favorite technique, I love how the colors blend on their own it really makes the night sky in this card come to life.  Have fun and enjoy!

til next time!

~ Jo

Supplies Used:

Sizes of cardstock:

Night of Navy  – 1 piece (5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″)

Whisper White – 3 pieces (5 1/4″ x 4″)


Attach one Whisper White panel to the inside of the Night of Navy card base and set aside.  Cut a Stampin’ Sponge into quarters.


Using another Whisper White panel start with the lightest color, Soft Sky, and sponge the top two-thirds of the panel using a circular motion.  Next using the Tempting Turquoise sponge over the Soft Sky covering it completely.  Repeat the process using the Night of Navy.  At this point the top portion will be completely covered in Night of Navy.


Using Stampin’ Mist lightly spritz the panel.  Take care not to saturate the cardstock, it should be a light mist.  Set aside to dry.  The edges may curl slightly,not to worry when you adhere it to the card base it will straighten out.


While your background is drying, take the sleigh edgelit die and cut out the image so the panel is cut in half.  Using the top panel cut out the tree image as shown.


Using the glue pen apply a strip of glue along the edge of both panels and on the trees.  Sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds glitter to create snow.


Stamp the greeting “jingle all the way” as shown using Night of Navy ink.  Set both panels aside.


The background panel should be dry, if not you can use a heat gun to speed things up.  Using the glue pen randomly dab glue on the background, sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds to make stars that twinkle in the night sky.


Attach the background to the card base.  Last step attach the trees to the background then the sleigh on top as shown.


Have fun using this technique on all your works of heart!


Grateful for You Card


I can’t believe it’s November already. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we have so much to be thankful for.  Just think of how many things we take for granted every day such as a warm bed to sleep in at night, food at our table, and a roof over our heads. We may think of them as necessities but they are luxuries to so many.  Let’s all try to count at least five blessings daily during this month.  I promise you your outlook and mood will be much better when you focus on the positive and remember a happy attitude is contagious!  Today’s share is a card perfect for giving to someone you are truly grateful for.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with the love of family and friends!

til next time,



Rich Razzleberry – 1 piece (5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″) scored at 2 1/8′ and 6 3/8″
Mossy Meadow – 1 piece (2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″)
Into the Woods DSP ( Rich Razzleberry and Mellow Moss vine)- 2 pieces (1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″)
Whisper White – Scrap pieces for acorns and banner
  • Score card base using the Simply Scored tool, fold card base on score lines, use bone folder on creases.
  • Adhere Into the Woods DSP panels on the front on each side.
  • Using the Big Shot and the Decorative Dots embossing folder run the Mellow Moss piece through.
  • Punch the acorn pieces out using the punch and the white scraps, you need two tops and two bottoms.  I have found that the way the punch is set up it is easier to punch the pieces first then stamp them. The photopolymer stamps make it a cinch to line up the piece and the image!
  • Stamp the tops using the hash mark stamp in Mellow Moss and the bottom with the stripe stamp in Rich Razzleberry.  Attach the tops to the bottoms using glue dots.
  • Cut a 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ strip from the Whisper White scraps.  Stamp the saying using Rich Razzleberry.  Notch the ends.  If you would like to you can sponge the edges with Rich Razzleberry ink to add a little depth.
  • Cut a 2 3/4″ piece of the ribbon, notch the ends.  Attach the saying using glue dots.
  • Attach the Mellow Moss piece to the left side only so the card can open like french doors.
  • Attach the saying and the acorns to the Mellow Moss piece using dimensionals.
  • Cut a 5″ piece of linen thread, thread though the button holes and tie in a bow, trim  the ends. Attach the button using glue dots.