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Designer Series Paper Sale

DEMO_MKTL_SQR_US_0623_DSP_SALE (2)I am sure that you don't need a reminder but ~ in case you do ~ this is the LAST DAY that Stampin' Up!'s DESIGNER SERIES PAPER is on SALE.  You can order your favs right here from my blog ~ click on the kitty, above, on the right side of the blog & save 15%!

Let's Go Fishing (2)Here's one way to use this patterned paper ~ strips of various designs!  This is the LET'S GO FISHING DSP on page 131 in the annual catalog.  The chicken?  The birthday chick is from the HEY CHUCK bundle on page 49!

Deadline: June 30 ~ that's tomorrow!


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Decorative Masks ~ Foursquare

159178 Artistic Mix Decorative Masks
Foursquare, page 136, #161285, $10

 Foursquare Masks

If you have not crafted with the Decorative Masks, then you must give them a try! These Masks will help you create advanced designs and add a wow factor to all your cards.

The Foursquare Decorative Masks set includes stencils with stripe and tile patterns that you can place singly or together; you can layer the masks to create advanced designs, such as checkered, Moroccan, and more. Try creating textured backgrounds with the masks and our Embossing Paste. The masks are versatile enough for crafting all year long and for many occasions and you can pair with your favorite stamp sets for even more versatility.

Here's one idea to try.

Artistic Mix Card


· Stamp SetsQuiet Meadow (155082)

· Card Stock – Mossy Meadow (133676); Basic White (159276)

· Ink Pads – Memento Tuxedo Black (132708); Copper Clay (161647)

· Misc. – Foursquare Decorative Masks (161285); Small Blending Brushes (160518); 2023-25 In Color Dots (161620); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110775); Washi Tape (optional); Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends (154890); Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends (154883)


· Mossy Meadow: 8 ½” x 5 ½” (2) ¼” x 5” ¼” x 2”

· Basic White: 5” x 3 ¾” 2” x 5” ½” x 2”


1. Fold Mossy Meadow card stock in half and score to create card base.

2. Lay mask on top of Basic White layer and secure in place (using, for example, washi tape).

3. Ink Blending Brush using Copper Clay ink and apply ink over mask in a circular motion. Remove mask and adhere layer to card front.

4. Ink flower image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and stamp onto smaller Basic White layer. Color using Mossy Meadow and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.

5. Ink phrase using Copper Clay ink and stamp onto Basic White strip. Adhere Mossy Meadow strip under phrase using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

6. Adhere 2 Mossy Meadow strips under flower layer and then adhere to the card front.

7. Adhere phrase layer to card front above flower.

8. Add 3 Copper Clay dots to card front to complete card. 


Technique: Spatter Background



Spatter Background Pic 1

This is an easy way to create a nice background for your cards. It can be messy, but it also adds depth to the focal point of your card. This technique can be done on Basic White or Very Vanilla cardstock or as snow or stars on dark cardstock.


Stamp set: Timeless Arrangements Bundle (161526, page 67 AC)

Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Moody Mauve, Memento

Cardstock: Bubble Bath, Blackberry Bliss, Moody Mauve, Basic White

Accessories: Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine, Stampin Seal, Mono Liquid Glue, Bone Folder, Take you Pick Tool, Dimensionals, Moody Mauve marker, Heat Tool, Water Painters, Jewel Basic Rhinestones


Bubble Bath: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4"

Basic White 3-1/4” x 4-1/4", Scraps for Die Cuts, 4" x 5-1/4" for inside card

Moody Mauve: 3-1/2” x 4-1/2”,

Blackberry Bliss: Scraps for die-cut


1. Fold Bubble Bath in half and use your bone folder for a good crease

2. Stamp flower on Basic White with Memento ink. 

3. Die cut the Basic White and Blackberry Bliss. (In the photo – on the bottom are all the dies you will use and on the top is everything cut out)

Spatter Background Pic 2

4. Stamp rest of the card. Sentiment “You are the Best” on stitched rectangle in Moody Mauve. For the inside “A very Big thank you” stamped in Blackberry Bliss, and the flower in Moody Mauve. Adhere to the inside.  Stamp the envelope with the flower stamp.

Spatter Background Pic 8

5. If you have an older stamp pad press the top and the bottom together – a big splat will appear on the lid when you open it. If you have new stamps, you will need to use the re-inker and add one drop to the lid.

Spatter Background Pic 3

6. Put your basic white cardstock over a piece of grid paper

7. Press your water painter  together to add water to the ink.  Practice before you start on a scrap paper to see what it feels like to hit your water painter on your finger of opposite hand as you move the painter across you basic white. 

Spatter Background Pic 4

8. When done, take a paper towel or rag and place it over the splatted paper to take some of the moisture off the cardstock. (You can use your heat tool to dry or let the cardstock air dry.)

9. Adhere the splatted cardstock to the Moody Mauve layer.

10. Arrange the leaves together, one on top and one on bottom

Spatter Background Pic 5

11. Glue the sentiment on top

Spatter Background Pic 6

14. Color the flower die cuts with the Moody Mauve marker

15. Adhere flower and Blackberry bliss to the Sentiment and leaves,

Spatter Background Pic 7

17. Adhere to your card with Dimensionals. 

18. Add 5 Rhinestone Jewels with your take a pick tool  Enjoy!

Spatter Background Pic 9



Darling Details Bundle +


This picture is from the annual catalog on the top of page 68 where you can find the stamp set and dies ~ the DARLING DETAILS BUNDLE.  I have two swap cards using this bundle and I wanted to share with you the way I used one of them to decorate a birthday gift for my sister-in-law, Laura.

IMG_9827Love the dies that make the frames for these cards!


IMG_9828The ribbon on my package is on page 143 in the catalog ~ 3/8" SHEER RIBBON COMBO PACK and comes in Azure Afternoon, Bubble Bath and Lemon Lolly ~ all in the same package!

Summer Fun w Paper Pumpkin


With this summertime theme you can send friends and loved ones uplifting cards to support, encourage, say hello, and more!


  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards:  3 each of 3 designs with envelopes.
  • An all-occasion stamp set to support and encourage those you love.
  • Pearlescent Sequins.
  • Summertime Ephemera Pack.
  • Precut die cuts.
  • One Daffodil Delight Stampin' Spot.