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Vertical Greetings


Vertical Greetings Stamp Set opens new layout options for you!!


On this layout, I cut the card front 1" short so the vertical words could be stamped inside and still show when the card was closed.


 Scroll down to see the other card.

Vertical Greetings - 9 images

#141873 wood - $27 

#141876 clear - $19

Vertical Greetings



 Layering Ovals Framelits #141706

Got paper scraps?


Got paper scraps?? I KNOW YOU DO!!

Here is a fun little layout to use lots of small assorted paper scraps.


Slice your card stock horizontally, vertically, or angled - doesn't matter. Separate  - any amount: I did 1". Attach scraps to the back side of the slice. Pretty darn SIMPLE!!! And CUTE!!


I used the TIN OF CARDS STAMP SET #138946 for my sentiments and cute little edging.


My scraps are from Playful Palette 6X6" Designer Series Paper STACK.


This makes up so fast and cute - TRY IT!!!

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Baby Bear


THREE-step photopolymer stamping makes this BABY BEAR so realistic! LOVE the detail!


Inside this gate card, I used "Happy Birthday!"


Baby Bear is such a versatile charmer! Check out the Baby Bear Stamp Set, and then scroll down for another idea!

Bear Bear Stamp Set of 12 images

#141859 - $26 photopolymer

Baby bear $26


What a great image for Christmas:

warm, fuzzy, nostalgic!!


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Pretty Kitty


I've had many wonderful cats in my life! Here is a sweet stamp set, Pretty Kitty, for all the cat lovers out there! The base of this card is Shimmery White Card Stock which watercolors nicely.


I used both an Aqua Painter and Stampin' Write Markers for coloring.


Pretty Kitty Stamp Set of 11 images

#141861 wood - $28 

#141864 clear - $20

Pretty Kitty

Pretty Kitty



Curtain Fold Variation


Have you seen the CUTE "Curtain Fold" cards? I think they are fun because they show BOTH sides of designer papers. Here is my variation that is very easy!!


Accordion fold a 6X6" Designer Series Paper - about one inch folds. It doesn't need to come out even - mine did not.


Cut at the diagonal, starting and stopping about 1-1/2" from the edges.


Adhere the folds together at the straight edge and attach to your card. EMBELLISH!


This is just plain FUN!!! Try different papers and different embellishments! So SWEET! There are no measurements to remember!!

Playful Palette 6X6"

Designer Series Paper Stack

#141657 - $10

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Tour my Stamp Office

My bare ofc 2016

This is what my Godfrey, Illinois home office looked like a month ago - very empty!

Office 2016

I like to set up my desk in an "L" or "U" configuration. I found the perfect white desk at My hubby did a great job of assembling the parts!


I have a hanging file folder drawer for all my card stocks. There is a handy shallow drawer for paper punches and embellishments.


This view shows the entire "U," and our sweet Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Maxie!! This is definitely the nicest stamping office I've ever had!! There is a lovely view out the front of the house so I can see the US mail and UPS deliveries! There is a hanging wren house waiting for occupancy! I'm still stocking this office - I'm one of Nancy's best customers! LOL We will spend summers in this home near our family and new grandaughter - and winters in Punta Gorda, FL away from the snow and ice. I'm very grateful.

How to create water on greeting cards


Need water?? Grab your blue card stock scraps and start tearing! It's that EASY! Tearing fairly straight will create calmer seas. Tearing more irregularly will make CHOPPY water. Start layering at the horizon and work to the foreground. I like to use several shades of blue and turquoise.


 I set sail with Swirly Bird BUNDLE #142353.


How do you like the results? Give this a TRY!

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Sunshine Sayings Bundle


I fell in love with this "heart" thinlit at first sight! So of course, why not get the entire Sunshine Sayings BUNDLE and $AVE 10%! Playful Palette 6X6" Designer Series Paper STACK #141657 was the color inspiration - it's FUN & WILD!


Did you notice I cut off the S-U-N in "sunshine?" This was a recognition card for an outstanding Team member!

Sunshine Sayings BUNDLE

#142338 wood - $52

#142339 clear - $45

26 stamp images & 7 Thinlit Dies

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Sunshine Sayings BUNDLE

Fresh Fruit is in season


This yummy two-step stamp set is called FRESH FRUIT and has coordinating paper, FRUIT STAND Designer Series Paper #141660! SWEET! I inked up the pear, added a slight sponging of green and then stamped it. LOVE the results. The Oval Layering Framelits #141706 create a perfect "window" for the sentiment.


To get perfect placement, create the window, close the card and stamp the sentiment THRU THE OPENING!


I popped up a frame cut with the same Oval Layering Framelits using plenty of Dimensionals.

Fresh Fruit Stamp Set

#141770 - $27

24 photopolymer stamp images

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Jar of Love Bundle

Hearts 2

SUCH FUN! Fill this adorable jar with lots of things! The small heart stamp images comes in this stamp set called "Jar of Love." I cut a reverse MASK: stamp the jar onto the sticky edge of a Post-It note. Cut out the jar. Use the "space" where the jar image was removed to place around your stamped jar image. This lets you stamp the hearts and MASKS them from beyond the edge of the jar. Keep the masks in your stamp case for future use.


The jar lid is stamped and then die cut so I could dimensionalize it.

Isn't this a FUN card!!

Jar of Love BUNDLE

#142342 - $52

37 Photopolymer images & 17 framelits

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Jar of Love bundle $52