Words of Cheer - Holiday Card

Words of Cheer - Holiday Card


Stamp Sets: 

  Words of Cheer 156357


  Real Red 147084


  Basic White 159276, Real Red, Painted Christmas DSP 156292


  Stampin’ Trimmer 152392, Bone Folder 102300, Simply Scored Scoring Tool 122334

  Tasteful Labels Dies 152886, Wink of Stella 141897, Tombow Adhesive, Dimensionals



  1. Cut an 8 ½ “ x 5 ½” piece of Basic White cardstock. Score at 4 ¼”. Fold in half to form a card base. Burnish crease using a Bone Folder.

  2. With Memento Ink, stamp the floral image on a piece of Basic White cardstock cut to 4 x 4 ¼”.  I did use the stamparatus for this step.

  3. Now color the image with your Blend Markers.  Light Real Red for the flowers, Soft Seafoam Green for the leaves and Dark Real Red for the berries.

  4. Adhere the two strips of DSP from the Painted Christmas package cut to 1 x 4 ¼”, to the front of the card at each edge.  I used the Tombow liquid adhesive to allow for positioning adjustments.

  5. Now add the painted floral piece with dimensionals in the center of the card front.

  6. Next I add a strip of Real Red cardstock at 5 ½” x ½” with Tombow adhesive to add a paper ribbon across the base of the image.

  7. Stamp your chosen sentiment in Real Red ink and then die cut with a die that fits the size.  I die-cut the small label from the Tasteful Labels Dies for my sample.

  8. Now with a dimensional, add the sentiment to the card over the paper ribbon.

  9. To add a bit of sparkle, I colored my image with the Wink of Stella brush.


Youtube Video Link

Beauty of Friendship - You Inspire Me


Youtube Link

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Stamp Sets – Beauty of Friendship [155834]

Card Stock –  Thick Basic White, Misty Moonlight

Stamp Pads – Misty Moonlight

Misc -  Beauty of the Earth DSP [155841], Tasteful Textiles EF [152718], Stitched Rectangular [151820]

Cut & Emboss Machine [149653], Tombow Adhesive, Dimensionals, Silver Epoxy Essentials [155567]


Beauty of Friendship - You Inspire Me

Quick and simple card project!  Just four strips of Designer Series Paper, backed with a coordinating cardstock color.  Dressed up with an embossing folder on the card base.  Add your sentiment on a fancy die cut tag and you're ready to go.


  • Card Base 5 ½ x 8 ½ [score at 4 ¼]
  • Mount 4 ⅝ x 3 ¼ 
  • DSP Panels 1 x 3 (qty 4) start with a 3 x 4 panel
  • Sentiment Scrap 


  • Fold & Score your Card Base at 4 ¼  inches.

  • Emboss the 5 ¼ x  4 front panel with the Tasteful Textiles Embossing Folder.

  • Die-cut:

    • One Basic White Rectangular Label - stamp sentiment

    • One Misty Moonlight Rectangular Label

  • Adhere the 4 DSP strips to the mounting cardstock piece with liquid adhesive.

  • Add the mounted image to the card front with dimensionals.

  • Add the white sentiment label to the colored label with one dimensional and offset the position.  Then add to the front of the card.

  • Stamp the sentiment inside the card, and the tree stamp from the stamp set.

  • Add an epoxy gem to the label for embellishment.





Beauty of Friendship | 3rd Thurs Blog Hop




Welcome to the 3rd Thursday BLOG HOP for May 2021.  This month we are focused on a few of our NEW favorite things.  And I have to tell you I have fallen for this new TREE THEMED bundle - Beauty of Friendship.  

The stamps are beautiful and easy to use all by themselves.  The dies are beautiful as well, and can also be used solo.  Then you use them together and you have wonderful projects before you know it!

This project actually came together from a series of scraps and other leftover pieces and parts from projects recently designed and crafted on my studio table.  I truly believe, even scrap can be created into another project.  I know I am not the only one out there who hoards their scraps!

I do not have a Stampin’ Show & Tell video to share for this specific card today.  But I do have one from one of the prior projects that showcases how I stamped the background panel.  So that link is shared if you are interested.   YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK 

For this project the tutorial is included below to list all the supplies and measures, plus instructions for crafting. 

Now that you have visited with me, and I hope my project may have inspired you, it’s time to send you along to the next blog with  Kimberley Anne Morris .  Please leave me and the other paper crafters comments on our posts.  We just love to know what you think of our ideas.


Kimberley Anne Morris

Jan Musselman

Susan Webster - You Are  Here

Project Tutorial:


Stamp Sets – Beauty of Friendship [154983]

Card Stock – Basic White, Misty Moonlight, Cinnamon Cider, Garden Green, Cajun Craze

Stamp Pads – Misty Moonlight, Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze

Misc - Beautiful Tree Dies [155840], Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine [149653], Tombo, Dimensionals


  • Card Base Size 8 ½ x 5 ½ [score at 4 ¼]
  • Misty Moonlight 5 ¼ x 4 , 5 ¼ x ½ 
  • Basic White 5 x 3 ¾, scrap 
  • Cinnamon Cider Scrap
  • Garden Green Scrap
  • Cajun Craze Scrap


Stamping the Background Panel

  • Using the tree top stamps and the small texture stamp, along with the three colored ink pads, I stamped the Basic White panel to fill with background color.

Die Cutting

  • Die cut the tree trunk from Cinnamon Cider scrap card stock

  • Die cut the tree top from the Garden Green scrap cards stock

  • Die cut the rectangular stitched label from Basic White

  • Die cut the bird from the Cajun Craze

Stamping Sentiment

  • Ink and stamp your sentiment with Misty Moonlight onto the label die-cut

Put It All Together

  • With Tombow adhesive add the stamped background panel to the Misty Moonlight layer.

  • Then add the thin Misty Moonlight strip for embellishment

  • Next add the sentiment label with dimensionals

  • Now add the die-cut tree and tree top, plus the little bird.

  • Now adhere the assembled card front to the front of your card base with dimensionals as well.

Beauty of Friendship | Simple Stamping


Youtube Link

Beauty of the Earth -  Simple Stamping Project


Stamp Sets – Happy Thoughts [154507]

Card Stock – Bumblebee, Beauty of the Earth DSP [ 155841]

Stamp Pads – Garden Green

Misc - 


Card Base 11 x 4 ¼ [score at 5 ½]

Patterned Paper Scrap - 1 inch minimum each 



Fold & Score your Card Base at 5 ½ inches.

Emboss the front with the Tasteful Textiles Embossing Folder.

Stamp the sentiment on the bottom of the base of the card.

Die-cut or paper punch 9 circles, about 1 inch in size.

Test position the circles, then adhere with Tombow adhesive.


Add Ribbon or Gems for added embellishment if you wish!

Freshly Made Sketches 481



Celebrate with Daisy Garden | FMS485

Celebrate with Daisy Garden for FMS485

A bit of fun stamping and coloring for this project to play along with the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge FMS485.  Here are the details for my project, then follow the sketch link below to visit the blog directly.


Stamp Sets – 

  • Daisy Garden [155079]
  • Create with Friends [156058]

Card Stock – 

  • Magenta Madness
  • Basic White

Stamp Pads & Blends –

  • Memento
  • Mango Melody, Magenta Madness, Granny Apple Green

Misc - 

  • Ornate Floral Embossing Folder [152725]
  • Stitched So Sweetly Dies [151690]
  • Cut & Emboss Machine [149653]
  • Dimensionals
  • Silver/Clear Epoxy Essentials [155567]
  • Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips


  • Card Base 5 ½ x 8 ½ [score at 4 ¼]
  • Tag Panel 5 ¼ x 2 ½ trimmed to make tag end
  • Sentiment Label 3 ½ x 2 ¾ 


  • Fold & Score your Card Base at 4 ¼  inches.
  • Dry emboss the front of the card with the Ornate Floral embossing folder.
  • Stamp the Daisy Garden print on the Tag Panel with Memento ink, color with Blends & trim the end with paper snips.
  • Stamp and die-cut the sentiment with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.
  • Then I added color by coloring my label with the Magenta Madness Blend.  
  • Adhere all the layers with dimensionals.

Freshly Made Sketches Blog Link



Hello | FMS Sketch 484

Hello for FMS484 - Simple Stamping

Hello Simple Stamping Card for FMS484 

Quick and simple card project following the sketch provided by the team at Freshly Made Sketches.  I have been clearing out my Stamp Studio for a move, and really needed a quick creative break. So I kept it simple and let the Cut & Emboss machine do most of the work for me. 

Watch this quick Stampin' Show & Tell Video Demonstration to see me walk through putting all the pieces together.


Youtube Link

Project Tutorial


Stamp Sets – Best Year [152568]

Card Stock – Basic White, Rich Razzleberry

Stamp Pads – Rich Razzleberry

Misc - 

  • Brick & Mortar EF [149643]
  • Forever Flourishing Dies [152714]
  • Tasteful Labels Dies [152886]
  • Stitched So Sweetly Dies [151690]
  • Cut & Emboss Machine [149653]
  • Tombow Adhesive, Dimensionals, Glue Dots


  • Card Base 5 ½ x 8 ½ [score at 4 ¼]
  • Embossed Panel 5 ¼ x 4
  • Scrap All other pieces



  • Fold & Score your Card Base at 4 ¼  inches.

  • Emboss the 5 ¼ x  4 front panel with the Brick Wall Embossing Folder.

  • Die-cut:

    • Two Forever  Flourishing  Dies - one white, one color

    • Square - I used the Stitched So Sweetly rectangles and just die-cut twice to trim it down to a square shape.

    • Tiny Sentiments Banner - Tasteful Labels Dies

  • Stamp your greeting on the small banner with matching ink color to your colored die-cut.

  • Add all the layers with dimensionals and glue dots.


You can go visit the  Freshly Made Sketches Blog  by following this link.  See what the other design team shared and the other paper crafters like you and me.

May Flowers with Flowering Vines| INKspirations Blog Hop


Welcome to the STAMPING INKspirations BLOG HOP for May 2021.  This month we are sharing projects featuring flowers!  Which of course being May brought the old rhyme into my head… “April Showers Bring May Flowers”.  

For today’s project, I am featuring paper dies as my focal point; both from the Spring SU! Catalog that will end in June.  First the Flowering Vines Dies for my main background, then an added embellishment of the die-cut and embossed butterfly from the Floating & Fluttering Bundle.  And my floral image comes from the Art Gallery Bundle.

Sometimes it’s nice to just work with paper and not worry about too many inks and stamps!  Here I am doing some simple stamping with just the one image.  And adding color to the die-cut/embossed butterfly.

I have the full tutorial below with supplies and instructions.  

Now that you have visited with me, and I hope my project may have inspired you, it’s time to send you along to the next blog with Gez Carpenter.  Please leave me and the other paper crafters comments on our posts.  We just love to know what you think of our ideas.

 Angie McKenzie  ●  Libby Fens  ●  Jo Blackman

Karen Henderson  ●  Jan Musselman  ● Mo Rootes

Terry Hamilton  ●  Tricia Butts  ●  Deb Macdowell

 Leonie Stuart  ●  Narelle Fasulo  ●  Danielle Kassing

Shel Anderson  ●   Teri West  ●  Vicki Milyard

Jill Chapman  ●  Melissa Faust  ●  Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Susan Webster  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Susan Simpson

Annette Ball  ●  JoAnn Pollock  ●  Melissa Gifford

Linda Moore  ●  Cheryl Hamilton  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith

Satomi Wellard  ●  Alejandra Gomez  ●  Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Ann Krucek  ●  Aurélie Fabre  ●  Elaine de Montmorency


May Flowers with Flowering Vines


Stamp Sets – Art Gallery [154421]

Card Stock – 

  • Very Vanilla Notecards [144236]
  • Blackberry Bliss 
  • Very Vanilla

Stamp Pads – Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Bumblebee

Misc - 

  • Rectangular Stitched Dies [148551]
  • Flowering Vines Dies [154332]
  • Fluttering Dies [154318]
  • Floral Gallery Dies [154421]
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Stampin’ Sponges
  • Mini Dimensionals
  • Tombow Adhesive


  • Card Base Notecard Pre-cut with Envelope
  • Colored Cardstock 3 ¾ x 5
  • Very Vanilla 5 ½ x 4 ¼ [for die cuts]


Die-cut Front Panel

  1. With the Rectangular Stitched Dies, die-cut the Blackberry Bliss cardstock layer.

  2. Then die-cut the Flowering Vines Dies from the center.

  3. Adhere the Stitched Rectangular frame with Tombow adhesive to the front of your Notecard, in the top left corner of the folded card.

  4. With your Paper Trimmer, trim off the excess notecard.

  5. Then adhere the Vine die-cut with the Tombow adhesive back into place.

Stamp & Die-cut Embellishments

  1. Stamp the floral image from the Art Gallery stamp set with the Blackberry Bliss and Old Olive ink.

  2. I selectively inked the floral portion with the Blackberry Bliss, and the stem portion with the Old Olive.

  3. Stamp the image on Very Vanilla cardstock.

  4. Stamp the same image again on the corner of your envelope.

  5. Stamp the sentiment as well.

  6. Now die cut the embossed butterfly image from the Fluttering Dies, along with the floral image, and the sentiment from the Floral Gallery Dies.

  7. Use a Stampin’ Sponge, and the Bumblebee Ink to add color to the butterfly die.

  8. Now add all the elements to the card front with Mini Dimensionals.

Beauty of Friendship for MOJO Sketch 558


Happy May everyone.  I was inspired by this sketch offered by Julie Tillman from the MoJo Monday Blog.  I also have the Beauty of Friendship bundle here in my stamp studio that will be released May 4 with the start of the new annual catalog.  So I decided to play along with the sketch challenge.


Here is the sketch with all the dimensions shared for easy CASE-ing.  [Copy And Selectively Edit]  I did follow her measures and created this project shared.  Sometimes it's just fun to follow someone else's idea and do some interactive creating.  You can link to her post directly with the image of the sketch below.

Mojo Monday Sketch 558

As many of you know, I often create Stampin' Show & Tell Video Demonstrations to show you how I crafted my project.  So here you go!  I take you through the elements of the project, how I measured and cut the diagonal panel for the card.  Also the fun background stamping technique.


If you enjoy the project, please leave me a comment.  And if you have a question,  you can ask as well.  

Happy Stamping


Product List

155834 - Beauty of Friendship Bundle - NEW June 4 2021

155841 - Beauty of the Earth DSP - NEW June 4 2021