How to create your own “Glitter Paper” …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I’m back today to put a little “sparkle” in your day!  My card share today is an easy technique that I love to do when I need a quick card but want to jazz it up!  I will see how easy it is to make your own glitter paper.

I used the “Watercolor Wonder” Designer series paper, it is so pretty I just can’t keep my hands off this stuff!  Cut your designer paper to the size you want.  I decided to use it as my card front, so it measures 4″ x 5-1/4″.


Place this on a scrap piece of paper and dab the entire VersaMark Ink pad directly onto your designer paper.  You could brayer the VersaMark on, but this is much easier.

Now I move the designer paper onto another scrap piece of paper, or you can use an embossing powder tray, because you will now cover the entire piece with “Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder”…. tap off any excess powder.  Now grab your heat gun and emboss!  You now have a beautiful …. designer … glitter paper!

My greeting comes from the “Friendly Phrases” stamp set, and I stamped it the the Crisp Cantaloupe ink.  This is also the color I used for the base of my card.

I repeated the embossing steps on a scrap piece of designer paper (is there scrap designer paper?  Maybe not) … I then punched out a butterfly using the “Elegant Butterfly” punch.  To finish it off, I added a small string of Rhinestones to the butterfly.


The greeting and the butterfly were popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I hope you enjoyed the card share today.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  And a “Happy Birthday” to my daughter Sarah today!


Smile Flip Card …

Hello my Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you are having a nice weekend.  I have been working in my Stampin’ room, cleaning, purging, tossing … you know how things build up.  I came upon a packet of pre-cut cards, so I decided to use what was already cut to make my card share today.


I began with a circle flip card that was cut out of Gumball Green.  It must have been left over from when I was experimenting with the “extending” of the card.  This is where you place the end of the cardstock over the end of the circle framelit so it does not cut it off.


I like to use Designer Series Paper with the flip cards because it just adds a nice splash of color.  I chose the “Watercolor Wonder” because it has Gumball Green in it’s color pallet.  Next I wanted a contrast color in the circle flip area, tried “Smokey Slate, but ended up punching the 2-1/2” circle from the Whisper White because it just looked better.


I wanted to have some added dimension to the card so I embossed the front with the “Needlepoint Border” folder and the white circle with the “Wildflower Meadow” folder.  I knew I was going to add butterflies and wanted it to look as if they were sitting on the flowers.

To create the butterflies I used “Island Indigo for the “Elegant Butterfly” which is the larger of the two, and then punched out the inner (smaller) butterfly “Bitty Butterfly” out of the gumball green area of the “Watercolor Wonder” designer paper.  I then punched another Bitty Butterfly out of the indigo on the Watercolor Wonder paper.


I used the row of pearls for the body of the large butterfly and the smallest pearls to create the body of the smaller butterfly.

I embellished the card by placing the smallest pearls onto the scallop of the embossing.  I then added a fine strip of the island indigo to complete the card.  This brings the indigo color all throughout the card.

My greeting “smile” comes from the stamp set “Fabulous Phrases” … you can find that on page 70 of the idea book and catalog.  It’s a fabulous stamp set!  You can use it in small areas like I did here, or you can combine the words to make up a phrase!


Hope you enjoyed the card share.  I think I will challenge myself to complete all the cards I have pre-cut … and if I can’t do them all, maybe I’ll sell them!  Like I said, it’s time to purge.  I’m getting prepared for a huge retired sale this summer.  Don’t worry … I will send out an invitation when the time comes.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.

Enjoy the day ~


Here is the list of ingredients I used today …


 Fabulous Phrases Stamp Set – Wood / $37.95


 Fabulous Phrases Stamp Set – Clear / $26.95


 Circle Card Framelit Die – Whisper White / $32.95


 2-1/2” Circle Punch / $16.95


 Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper / $10.95


 Needlepoint Border Embossing Folder / $7.95


 Wildflower Meadow Embossing Folder / $7.95

You may view or purchase any of these items just by clicking on the item number.  It will take you directly to my stampin’ store.  Shop 24/7 – 365

Remember the purchase of $50 before shipping and taxes will get you a FREE Sale-a-bration item.  Thank you.

All Dressed Up …

Hi Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you are enjoying the weekend.  A bit cold here, but the sun is shining and that is good.

I took the day off yesterday to get some well needed house cleaning done … it was a good day!  I found 2 gift certificates and $10.  I think that will work well for Christmas shopping and a treat for myself.

Today I wanted to share with you some projects that I had done with my clubs and on retreat.  First I’ll start with the card …


I cased this card and feel it is the perfect card for a Sweet 16, special birthday or your BFF.  I used the “Dress Up” Framelit Die and “Fabulous Phrases” stamp set.  What I love about Fabulous Phrases is … you can create your own greeting by lining them up on your clear block.

I will admit, I had some help with the “Clear Mount Perfectly Placed Guides” … these are clear guides you can stick onto your clear blocks to help you line up your images.  Click on the link to see what they look like.

I used the “tulle” from last year’s Holiday Catalog … but you can use anything you have around the house or pick up at the fabric store.

Next, I took the card idea and turned it into a scrapbook page for my scrapbook club members.  I loved that little dress so much I couldn’t help but share this idea.  As you can see I used the “Flowering Flourishes” stamp set on both the card and the scrapbook page.  It adds a touch of beauty and fills up some of that blank space.


We used the “Polka Dot Parade” for the dresses and banners, and on the next project.  I chose the Bold Brights collection, I love that you have so many color choices in these packages.  It allowed my club members to choose the colors that suited their page.

I created a “mirror” by using the “Apothecary Accents” Framelit Dies.  At the time I created this, we did not have the “Silver Foil” that you can now find in the Holiday Catalog … that would really make it look like a mirror (how cute!!).

Last but definitely not least, I’m sharing a quick and easy 3-D project that we made at our Spring Retreat.  I saw this done before but with too many steps involved, so my version is super simple.


All you need to do is fold your Designer Series paper in half.  Now, when placing your die… bring the shoulders of the dress above the fold (this will prevent it from cutting) and will give you that “tent” effect.  Now just simple use glue dots to attach the dress to the candy.

If you are making these for a birthday party or bridal shower … you want quick and simple!  Your guests are going to love them.

I think I may have to try a “Holiday” theme, maybe with a bit of red and white!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Enjoy your day.

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …






Dress Up (Framelit) Die



 Flowering Flourishes – WOOD



 Flowering Flourishes – CLEAR



 Fabulous Phrases – WOOD



 Fabulous Phrases – CLEAR



 Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper



 Apothecary Accents Framelits



 Pearls (Basic) Jewels



 Clear Mount / Guides

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.

Happy Birthday Friend …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

How are you this fine Thursday?  My wish for you is a marvelous day!

Today I am going to share with you, a birthday card that I made for a dear friend of mine who’s birthday is on Friday.  We have been friends since the 5th grade (and that’s all I’m going to say about that) lol.


My technique today is triple time.   Simply layer your 3 light colored cardstock together when stamping, then separate and mat.  I just love this technique, it’s easy and looks cool.

I have used the “Secret Garden” stamp set with the Crushed Curry ink.  When using the new ink pads … you can emboss, which I did with the clear embossing powder.   Then I colored the centers in with the Chocolate Chip marker.  I wanted to give my card a fall flair.

To continue with the fall theme, I choose to use the “Burlap Ribbon” … however in a very different way.  I cut the surged edge off and then pulled it apart.  The strings from the burlap ribbon add even more texture because it kinked.   I’ve seen this done before and always wanted to try it … what was I waiting for!


Here are the ingredients for today’s card …  the item numbers are linked to my on-line store.  You will be able to see a picture and a description of the product, just by clicking on it.







Secret Garden – WOOD



Secret Garden – CLEAR



Fabulous Phrases – WOOD



Fabulous Phrases – CLEAR



Burlap Ribbon



Clear Embossing Powder



Heat Gun



Word Window Punch


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Tomorrow I’m going to share a card that was inspired by a photo!

Have a fabulous day!

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