Tag Archives: Card making

Sheer Perfection!

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Sheer perfection is spelled v-e-l-l-u-m. This 6″ x 6″ stack of translucent vellum paper, in 12 different designs (2 sheets per design), is perfectly sized for cards-no measuring or cutting needed! And since many of the designs are line art or brush stroke, it’s also perfect for just showing off a pop of color underneath. The gorgeous designs coordinate with Nature’s Perfection Stamp Set (Item 139097 [w])-another bonus Sale-A-Bration product only available through March 31!

Enjoy the artwork by Mary Ellen Byler and Lynsay Mahon, they did an excellent job showcasing Sheer Perfection!

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Click HERE to see all the additional FREE Sale-A-Bration products. Contact me for information on the additional products used in these samples.

Weekly Deals Ending December 3oth!

A little bit of everything this week, we have three Wood-Mount Stamp Sets to add to your collection at a reduced price.

Holiday Cards… the Beginning!

Yesterday was the first class featuring holiday cards. These cards were made using ideas directly from Stamping School. I had 10 happy stampers making these beautiful cards, I was so busy I forgot to take pictures of the group!

Click on the cards for a closer view and on the stamp set or embellishments for additional information.


You really can’t tell in the picture but the 1st, 3rd & 5th trees were punched out and the Designer Series Paper is showing through. The 2nd & 4th trees were stamped, punched out and popped up. We also added some embellishments with Frosted Sequins, Rhinestones and Pearls.

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For this card we blended the colors, first we inked up the stamp with Crushed Curry then used Sponge Daubers to add Blackberry Bliss and Old Olive ink to the stamp before stamping on to Whisper White Card Stock. We added a couple of embellishments to complete the look.

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gold buttons   OO Bakers Twine  sponge dubbers


Sometimes you like part of a stamp but you wish it had a different sentiment, problem solved!  For this card we changed the whole sentiment of the stamp by covering the middle with another stamp set. We also used the Blendabilities Markers Cherry Cobbler Assortment to color the Rhinestones for the perfect color match!

Wintertime   Lots of thanks

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I hope you love these cards as much as the ladies in my class did. If you’re local come to one of my classes and you can make lovely cards just like this! Just click on the “RSVP” link on the right side of this blog.


Winter Watercoloring

Watercolor kitMaking cards is the perfect way to send a personal sentiment, but making them doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming. Watch this video to learn more about our Watercolor Winter Simply Created Card Kit, perfect for any occasion.

You can order this kit online by clicking HERE and visiting my online store or contact me and I can place the order for you!

Latest Updates

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New Photopolymer Stamp Set!

Let everyone know how wonderful they are with the new “You’re Wonderful” Photopolymer Stamp Set that was just released. So many wonderful ways to let them know how you feel about them.


Weekly Deals, Beautiful Samples & More!

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They did it again, some of my favorite products are on sale this week! The Elegant Butterfly Punch, Edgelits Die and Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Below are a few cards we made during my most recent Technique Card Class. For this class I showed how you can use your Embossing Folder for much more than embossing. If you ink up your folder with a brayer (102395-$12.50) you can use your embossing folder like a stamp. Just place your card stock in the folder and gently rub. The ink will transfer on to the card stock and you can repeat as long as you still have ink on the folder. When the ink runs out add ink again.

Hex folder PLUSbrayerPLUS Butterfly punch EQUALS… of course there are few more products involved but you get the idea! Get your Honeycomb Folder and Butterfly punch now while they are on sale!

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I love the beautiful Elegant Butterfly Punch in each of the cards, I also used the Bitty Butterfly punch to layer on top. These cards featured the Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set (135350-Clear Mount or 135347-Wood Mount)

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Coming August 21 – 28


For one week only–August 21-28–new demonstrators will receive $150 worth of products in their Starter Kit for just $99! Check back on August 21 for all of the details!

Paper Pumpkin… 50% Off!

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Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming or only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included). Click on “50%” above to start your Paper Pumpkin subscription.

Alternative Project for Greeting You Simply Created Card Kit

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Greeting You Simply Created Card Kit 133793 Price: $9.95

The Greeting You Simply Created Card Kit on page 103 of the annual catalog is a great kit for fast fun cards but did you know that there are more creative ways of using your kit? Take a look at the video below for an alternative project using this awesome kit.

Hero…MDS Style

My friend Deb (Debra LaFountaine) had to make a birthday card for her 4 year old nephew’s birthday. She needed an emergency hero theme so MDS (My Digital Studio) came to the rescue!

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You’re My Hero Stamp Brush Set 135236 ~ Price: $3.95

Using the above digital download she was able to create these two awesome cards in just a few minutes!



I think she did a great job, don’t you?

August’s Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek

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My Paper Pumpkin arrived yesterday and my friend Deb and I started playing with them. Here’s just a sneak peek of what we made. Later on I’ll post all that’s included and some more samples including alternative ideas.

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Weekly Deals ending August 18th

Wow, the week went by so fast that I didn’t have a chance to post a few things I had pending. I’ll try to get to them this weekend and you’ll be able to see them throughout next week. In the meantime, below are the current weekly deals.

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There are a few of my favorites here, the Petite Purse die has so many options. Take a look at a few I found on the internet, you will notice it’s not just for purses! You can check out hundreds of more ideas on Pintrest

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