Frog Card Featuring Love You Lots Set


Today’s project was featured in June along with several other cards using the Love You Lots Hostess Set (see the original post here).  It has been very popular on Pinterest so I thought I would go into more detail on how it was made. Enjoy!!

Card Dimensions:

  • Card Base – Dapper Denim Cardstock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Very Vanilla – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Dapper Denim  – 2 3/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • Watercolor Paper – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″
  • Emerald Envy  – scrap piece approx. 2 1/2″ x 3″
  • Flirty Flamingo – scrap piece approx 1″ x  2″
  • Thick Whisper White – scrap piece approx. 2 1/4″ x 3″

Supplies Used:

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Thank you for visiting and happy stamping!

Rainy Day Stamping


I know I might be in the minority but I adore rainy days.  I love the smell of rain, the soft noise on the roof and if there is thunder and lightning I consider it a bonus.  And My Paper Pumpkin kit is the perfect way to spend the afternoon stamping and creating away.


The July 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit contains everything you need to make eight little boxes with tags and tassles. They can hold treats or small gifts, what a cute way to let someone know they are a “gem”! The featured colors are Emerald Envy and Flirty Flamingo, two of Stampin’ Up!’s new 2016-2018 In Colors.


In case you haven’t seen a Paper Pumpkin kit, everything is pre-cut and scored.  It comes with an ink spot, a stamp set (exclusive to Paper Pumpkin kits you can’t get them anywhere else!) full instructions and there is also a link so you can watch a quick video tutorial.  All you need is adhesive and a sharp pair of scissors!


These little boxes are so cute and I love the tassles!  They are so easy to make with the Thick Bakers Twine.

Even thought the projects are always awesome, I like to stretch my creative legs and make a few cards using the materials in the kit and adding a few extra touches.


For this card I cut up one of the smaller boxes along the score lines to create the little triangles.  I made a card base out of Flirty Flamingo cardstock and added an Emerald Envy panel.  The triangles were attached using Fast Fuse adhesive.  I cut two circles using the Big Shot and Layering Circles Framelits.  Then I stamped the greeting and little diamond using VersaMark ink and copper embossing powder. I attached the circles together with Fast Fuse first then to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals over some copper metallic thread.


Next up I cut up the larger box, once again on the score lines to create the facets of a diamond.  The card base is Thick Whisper White cardstock.  The Flirty Flamingo panel was stamped using the splatter stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge set in Flirty Flamingo ink.(Side note: This is my go to stamp when I want to add a little something to the background so it doesn’t look so bare).  The saying was stamped using VersaMark and copper embossing powder to match the little copper splotches on the “diamond”.  The facets were attached using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The final touch a few Rhinestone Jewels!

DSCN0022 - revI have to give a shout out to my daughter Sarah, it was her idea for the diamond.  She is a Paper Pumpkin lover too!  I had kits sent to her monthly while she was away at college and she really looked forward to her monthly stamping time!  Now that she graduated in May and is back home, we go out in my stamp room and create together. Sharing Mother & Daughter time with her is something very special to me.


Here are all my creations this month!  There is still time to order your kit for August if you want to get in on the fun! You need to sign up by the 10th of the month in order to receive that months kit.  For more info click here!

Happy Stamping Everyone!


P.S.  Getting ready for my film debut! Pretty soon videos will be coming, check back soon!!

Extra supplies used for these projects:

Watercolor Four Panel Birthday Card

Happy Wednesday!

100_0702For my first card idea I picked this one, which has been really popular on Pinterest. Since I posted it about a month ago it has been repinned almost 500 times!  Watercoloring is one of my favorite things to do, I think of it as grown-up coloring. It brings me back to my box of crayons and my coloring books as a little girl, so relaxing! It’s also a pretty easy technique for any level of stamper, there really is no right or wrong way to do it. You can just stamp and color or if you are feeling adventurous you can add some depth and shadows. I also love the layout of this card, the way the corners are rounded on two sides of each square, it really makes a beautiful focal point to the card. Have fun creating!

’til next time!!


Supplies Used:

Sizes of cardstock:

Elegant Eggplant  – 1 piece (5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″)

1 piece (3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut into 4 squares 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″)

Tip Top Taupe – 1 piece (4″ x 5 1/4″)

Shimmery White – 1 piece (3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″


Attach Tip Top Taupe panel to the Elegant Eggplant card base and set aside.


Stamp your flower and butterfly from the Best Thoughts stamp set onto the Shimmery White cardstock using the StazOn pad. This stamp set is an exclusive hostess set, with any qualifying workshop or individual order of $150 or more you can purchase this set for $10.00! The StazOn pad is perfect for watercolor as it is a permanent ink and will not bleed.


With your ink pad closed, squeeze the pad to create a nice pool of ink in the cover. Use your Aqua Painter to pick up the ink and color your image. It makes it so easy to watercolor, no need to keep dipping your brush in water, it’s right in the pen!  If you want to have some sections of the image appear darker, apply the watercolor in layers, this way the cardstock won’t get too wet. I apply a base layer, then after it has dried a little I go back in and apply more color to create some depth.


After the panel is dry, cut into four equal squares of 1 5/8″ x 1 5/8″.


Sponge the edges using Tip Top Taupe ink. I also like to add a little to the white area so it creates a nice antique look.


Use the corner rounder on each small square, as shown in the sample, this creates that interesting four panel effect.  Then mount each on the Elegant Eggplant squares using Fast Fuse adhesive. I found that it was easier to round the corners of the Elegant Eggplant squares after I attached the stamped image. Attach each section to the card using the Stampin’ Dimensionals, this gives it a nice raised look.


Last step, stamp your greeting in Elegant Eggplant using the Happy Birthday image from the Butterfly Basics stamp set and now you have a lovely work of heart!