Mix & Mask


On page 38 in Stampin' Up!'s Mini Catalog you will find the ENDURING BEAUTY BUNDLE which includes the stamp set, dies and a set of five decorative masks.  The picture above of my most recent creative mess includes the stamped image of flowers, the blending brushes and the stamp pads that I used with the masks.  When I finished coloring with the blending brushes I painted over the flowers with Wink of Stella.  If you would like more information about this technique join me on Saturday morning, March 2, for my BRAYER & MASK CLASS.


Embossing Folder & the new Brayer ~ no stamping!!

Flight  Airy No Stamping Card



1.  Cut 5 ½” x 8 ½” card base from Lost Lagoon cardstock and fold in half on long side at 4 ¼”.

2. Cut 3 ¼” x 5 ½” Pecan Pie Panel. Punch a hexagon from the center of this panel, staying away from the edges. This is a paper saving technique, as we’ll be covering up the hole!

3. Cut 3” x 5 ½” Flight & Airy DSP (Designer Series Paper) and adhere over the Pecan Pie panel covering the hole. Attach near left side of card front.

4. Punch the Pecan Pie Flight & Airy DSP using the Heartful Hexagon Punch and adhere to Pecan Pie cardstock Hexagon for stability.

5. Apply Stampin’ Seal across back of Pecan Pie Hexagon and arrange Linen Thread as desired. Add to card front with Dimensionals.

6. Fussy cut bird from Flight & Airy DSP and adhere with Multipurpose Glue to left side of Hexagon.

7. Use Brayer to add ink to the fine line side of the Thoughtful Moments Embossing Folder. Depending on your comfort level, you can either emboss a scrap of Basic White Cardstock with your chosen greeting and then cut it using the coordinating dies, or you can carefully insert the dies into the Embossing Folder before adding your scrap and cut and emboss at the same time. Add greeting to card with Dimensionals.

8. Cut three small flowers from Calypso Coral cardstock scrap and adhere to Hexagon.

9. Color Basic Rhinestone Jewels with Lost Lagoon Blends and embellish as desired.


Thoughtful Moments Hybrid Embossing Folder (English) [162927]

Heartfelt Hexagon Punch [162888]

Flight & Airy 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper [162977]

Lost Lagoon Cardstock [133679]

Pecan Pie Cardstock [161717]

Basic White Cardstock [159276]

Calypso Coral Cardstock [122925]

Pecan Pie Stamp Pad [161665]

Stampin' Brayer [162936]

Linen Thread [104199]

Rhinestone Basic Jewels [144220]

Lost Lagoon Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack [161680]

Stampin' Seal [152813]

Multipurpose Liquid Glue [110755]

Stampin' Dimensionals [104430]

Paper Trimmer [152392]

Bone Folder [102300]

Take Your Pick [144107]

Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine [149653]


Double Dutch Door Fun Fold

Forever Love DSP, page 15 Mini Catalog



Double Dutch Door Fun Fold Card

 Today I’ve got another “oldie-but-goodie” fun fold card for you. I’ve seen it with several names over the years. But my favorite is, “Double Dutch Door.” It’s “double” because this card has two folds: There’s a top flap fold and a bottom gate fold. But it’s not a difficult card to make at all!


What you’ll need:

Cardstock: 9” x 4-1/8”, scored at 5-1/2”

2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 2-1/8” from each short end

Designer Series Paper: 3-1/4” x 3-7/8” (for top half of card)

1-3/4” x 1-7/8” (2 pieces) for small bottom flaps

Inside Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 5-1/4” (Basic White or Very Vanilla, to coordinate)

Die-cut or punched element for bottom of top flap

Basic Supplies: Bone Folder, adhesives

The Quick and Easy Directions. The directions almost don’t need a sketch at all. But I’ve provided one to make these directions even easier!

1. Fold and score the top flap of the card base.

2. Fold and score the flaps on the 2” strip.

3. Adhere the center of strip to the bottom back of card.

4. Adhere Designer Paper to the top flap and the small square flaps on the bottom strip.

5. Adhere a decorative element to the bottom of the top flap, to overlap the small square flaps on the bottom.

6. Stamp a sentiment on the white/vanilla cardstock and adhere it to the inside of the card.

That’s all there is to it!

Forever Love Sympathy Card supplies needed ~

Heart Felt Hexagons Stamp Set, Forever Love Designer Series Paper, Pretty Peacock Cardstock, Moody Mauve Cardstock (flower), Very Vanilla Cardstock, Thoughtful Expressions Dies, Layered Florals Embossing Folder, Moody Mauve Ink.




Detailed Dogwood stamp set

SALE-A-BRATION is quickly coming to an end but there is still time to receive this lovely stamp set.  During SAB Stampin' Up! rewards us with product for our orders of $50 and $100.  This stamp set is FREE with $100 order.  You can find it on page 15 in the SAB brochure, the order number is #162953.  Please contact me for more information (text 757-641-9354).




bee mine ~ so cute!!!

Feb 12 #1At our team meeting (Southern Stars) on Saturday afternoon we did two projects.  This fun card was created by Marion Swaim who taught all of us how to pop up the second bee!

Feb 12 #2
Feb 12 #3
Feb 12 #4Susan Tran sent me this card last week.  She used the Deckled Circles Dies (162286).

Feb 12 #5
Debra Tack, a Stampin' Up! friend in the state of Washington sent me this cute bee card!  I think everyone is really enjoying these cute bees!  Happy Valentine's Day!