Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Sweet Ice Cream and a Summery Blog Hop

 Happy Tuesday! Can you believe we are already half-way through June?? As always, the middle of the month means our Stamping Symphony Blog Hop! This month we are celebrating the arrival of summer with projects that feature our gorgeous Designer Paper. Check out this summery fun-fold card featuring the Sweet Ice Cream bundle and Hand Penned DSP...


summer blog hop

I couldn't resist pulling out my Ombre Specialty Paper to punch my ice cream scoops. I just love the icy quality the glimmer in the paper adds...almost good enough to eat! I used a colour combo of Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Pool Party and Crumb Cake. Talk about a yummy palette! This fun fold is one I just learned...so new that I have no idea what it is called. It is a simpler variation on a side-step card that requires just some simple scoring to create. I'll be demonstrating it in my Tuesday Live @ Five video today at 5 pm ET over on my Facebook business page...come and see for yourself just how easy this one is to make!


summer blog hop

Here's a view of the side...lots of depth created with this fold...and it folds flat for mailing in a standard envelope!

summer blog hop

There is plenty of room on the inside for a stamped and/or written message.

summer blog hop

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to check out Sandy's blog to see what summery goodness she has in store...


Have a great week!

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Sweet Strawberry Season

 Happy Tuesday! I hope your week has gotten off to a good start. Here in Southern Ontario we are in the midst of a heat wave, which is rather uncommon for this time of year. One major bonus of the heat is that it has brought on strawberry season a couple of weeks early! There is truly nothing like the sweetness of fresh-picked strawberries. When I was a teenager, my very first summer job was at a pick-your-own berry farm and the best perk was unlimited access to all the fresh strawberries I wanted while at work. So yummy!

I have been waiting for strawberry season to share the Sweet Strawberry bundle with all of you. Although it has been in the January-June Mini for months, the punch has been unavailable for a significant portion of that time, so it almost feels like this is a brand new product! Check out this fun card I made using the punch and coordinating stamp set...


handmade card

I am absolutely LOVING this card! The white embossing on black card stock makes the images and sentiment pop! I used some of the new Pattern Party Host-exclusive DSP, both for the background and to stamp and punch my berries and leaves. The background panel is inked in Poppy Parade for a fabulous red buffalo plaid look. The berries are stamped in Poppy Parade on another pattern from the Pattern Party pack and punched using the Strawberry Builder punch. I stamped the leaves and stems in black ink on yet another pattern from the pack, also punching them with the coordinating punch. Here's a closer look...

handmade card

The Basic White panel on the front of the card is embossed using the new Checks and Dots embossing folder. The sentiment label is die-cut using the Potted Succulents dies. I added some white baker's twine and a few rhinestones for a little sparkle.

On the inside of the Poppy Parade card base, I added a Basic White panel on which I stamped a sentiment from the Berry Blessings (retired) Sale-a-bration stamp set as well as an image from the Sweet Strawberry set. 


handmade card

I'll be demonstrating this card and two others using this bundle in today's Live @ Five video over on my Facebook Business page. Pop on over and join me or catch the replay later this evening on my YouTube channel

Thanks so much for stopping by this week. Have a great one and stay cool!


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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Last Chance for Lacy Petals

 Happy Tuesday, and happy June! I have to say, I am one VERY happy teacher to see the calendar turn to June. This has been THE LONGEST school year in history and I am so relieved that the end is in sight!

With the new month, comes a new promotion! The Last Chance promotion for the January-June Mini Catalogue starts today, with some deep discounts on retiring products. If there are retiring items on your Wish List you'll want to grab them before they sell out, because once they're gone, they are gone for good.


One item that is a must-have in my opinion is the Lacy Petals Dies, which are marking down to 50% off! These dies create absolutely gorgeously detailed flowers...check out this card I made with them:



delicate petals

Aren't those flowers stunning?? I die-cut them from Blushing Bride and So Saffron card stock, which I love paired with the Crumb Cake leaves and background. This card has a bit of a vintage feel, reminding me of afghans my mom used to make when I was a kid in the 70's! I used the new Macrame embossing folder on the background, which just adds to the 70's flair. The Basic White strip across the front of the card is stamped using one of the images in the coordinating Delicate Petals stamp set, which also has a 60's/70's vibe. Here's a closer look at those beautiful flowers...

delicate petals

In the centres of the flowers I used some Opal embellishments, which pick up the pick and yellow of the flowers. The Blushing Bride baker's twine I used is from the Snail Mail combo pack and is also retiring, so you'll want to grab some of that before it goes away too.

Now, I should mention that the coordinating Delicate Petals stamp set is NOT on sale, nor is the bundle, so this is one instance where you'll want to purchase the dies and stamp set separately to get the best deal.

If you still aren't convinced that you NEED these dies, I'll be demonstrating them in today's Live @ Five video over on my Facebook business page. Check it out for more Lacey Petals inspiration or catch the replay later in the day on my YouTube channel.

Thanks so much for stopping by this week. Have a terrific day!


delicate petals


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