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Cookie-Cutter Christmas 3-D Card


What do you think? ADORABLE? YAY!!


Start by stamping and punching THREE Cookie Cutter Christmas "gingerbread men." Score the little characters exactly down the center. Crease well.


Glue half of one character to the half of another. Repeat. Attach to your card. Easy! Folds flat for mailing.


Did you notice this cute coordinating little charm? It's in the Christmas Trinkets Embellishments #141997.


What a "SWEET" card to send or receive!! Don't forget that this Candy Lane Designer Series Paper #141981 is part of the Buy Three Get One Free Promo ending Oct. 31, 2016. 

Cookie Cutter Christmas BUNDLE

#143493 - $35

17 photopolymer images & Builder Punch

Cookie Cutter Chr. BUNDLE $35


Star of Light


This Star of Light image is two-step stamping.


I started with a quick, light "wash" of Soft Sky ink on Watercolor Paper. After it dried, I stamped the open image in Bermuda Bay and then add the bold image with Soft Sky ink. Since the images are photopolymer, it's a cinch to line up!



I LOVE these classic words!




Star of Light Stamp Set

#142110 - $26 - 21 images

also available bundled w/ dies

Star of Light $26


Star of Light Bundle


Simple elegance! Dark night sky!


I can't read these words without singing them in my mind.


The white star in the center is die cut from Shimmery White Card Stock. I put Tear & Tape on the back of the Shimmery White and die cut the star, cutting the tape at the same time. This works great because no liquid glue squishes out and shows. Try it!

 Stamp of Light BUNDLE

#143509 - $49.50

21 photopolymer images & 7 dies

Star of Light BUNDLE $49.50

Jolly Hat Builder Punch


Don't you LOVE a cute & simple card? The Jolly Hat Builder Punch is quick and it create hats that fit multiple creatures found in the coordinating stamp set, Jolly Friends, available bundled with this cute punch!


A strip of Red Glimmer Paper and Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape #141985 add some "SNAP" to this quick card! Remember, Washi Tape is "repositionable!"

Jolly Hat Builder Punch

#141847 - $16

Also available in a bundle.

Jolly Hat Builder Punch $16

Vintage Leaves


This stamp set, Vintage Leaves is a CLASSIC! I used Shari Wick's watercolor wash, mentioned previously, to create this realistic Maple leaf.


The leaves were all cut with the coordinating Leaflets Framelits Dies #138283. This is a Peek-a-Boo Gate Fold Card (clipped shut for photography.) Perfect for "male mail!"

Vintage Leaves

138802 - $26 - 6 photopolymer images

Vintage Leaves $26

Designer Series Paper SALE


Just a REMINDER to order your Designer Series Papers! All $11 packages are on SALE all of October 2016!




In my last post, I promised another card using Shari's lovely watercolor wash paper. I used the classic Rose Garden Thinlits die for a simple autumn colored rose. Basic Black is a stunning background for almost any color. 


The inside is a surprise of So Saffron card stock! Do you ever use colored card stock for the interior of your cards?? Try it!

Rose Garden Thinlits

140619 - $31 - 5 dies

coordinating stamp set is available

Rose Garden Thinlits $31

Leaflets Framelits


Shari Wicks, my friend and team member, designed this lovely Thanksgiving card! She started with watercolor paper and created a "wash" of autumn colors. I LOVE that she flicked on WINK OF STELLA #141898 for shimmer!


Woodland Embossing Folder added the perfect subtle background. This is such a beautiful card! Shari gave me a full sheet of her watercolor wash which I will share in my next post. Stop back.

Leaflets Framelits

#138283 - $25 - 6 dies

coordinating stamp set also available

Leaflets Framelits $25


How to Make a Double Z Fold Card


Santa cannot find Elf No. 2!

Where is he??


The SNEAKY Elf is HIDING behind Elf No. 1 ! GIGGLE! Oh my gosh I LOVE these Double "Z" Fold cards! SOOO many possibilities!!! 


Here is my pattern: Start with your base card stock cut 5-1/4" X 11". Score at 5-1/2" and 2-3/4" which creates a standard "Z" fold. AFTER scoring cut off 1" on the long side. Now you have two Z's to fold and attach. TRY IT - SO FUN!


First I attached the 1" strip - note that it goes under the Emerald Envy Envelope Paper I used as background paper on the FRONT panel. I attached the hiding Elf first, closed the card and lined up the second Elf on top of the hiding Elf. SIMPLE!

Jolly Friends Bundle

#143511 - $29.50

21 photopolymer images & Hat Builder Punch

Shop my store HERE

Jolly Friends Bundle $29.50


Best Birds Z-Fold

20161004_170932 I love this fancy fold that is showing up everywhere! Double Z Fold is the BEST name I've heard for it. It gives you a whole NEW FORMAT that's two dimensional!


Don't you just love the DEPTH of this design!! I know it will bring a smile to my good friend on her Birthday! I'm working around technical difficulties and hope to have clearer photos SOON. Thanks for your patience!

FYI: Hi Friends! I'm having technical difficulties with an Outlook Mail new update. It is interferring with my photos for blogging. I'll be back as soon as possible. I have things WAITING to post!

RAK Challenge


Did you take on my Random-Act-of-Kindness-Challenge to mail someone a handmade card who isn't expecting it?? Here are my RAKs! It's NEVER to late to send "a smile in the mail!"

In case you missed yesterday's Ultimate PINK Blog Hop, just scroll down.

World Card Making Day

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Oct. 2016 DSP Sale HEADER



Note promotion dates.

When ordering, ALWAYS check Clearance for BARGAINS!

Click HERE to Shop & Order


World Card Making Day request-


Send a handmade card to someone as a RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS! It's GREAT to receive! Here are ideas:

    * Someone in a Nursing Home

    * Someone who had surgery 

    * Parents of a new baby

    * Someone getting a divorce

    * A long-distance relative

    * Someone who moved away

Leave me a comment and tell me WHO you sent to!

Send a SMILE soon!!