Screen Card

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I love the look of a screen card. So I created this one.

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Start with a piece of paper that is 11″X5.5″. I used a piece of Blackberry Bliss.

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Next I used a die from the Ornate Borders die set along the top edge.

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Then score the paper at 2.75″, 5.5″ and 8.25″

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Next is creating a design on the bottom to make it look like the legs of a stand. I used a die from the retired Rose Wonder set.

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For the 4 panels I used Whisper White cardstock cut to 4.5″ X 2.5″ each.

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This is where you can get creative decorating the 4 panels. I stamped the flowers and leaves using the Painted Seasons set. The colours used were Blackberry Bliss and Garden Green. The “Happy Birthday” stamp is from a 2019 Paper Pumpkin set. The sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set. All words were stamped in Blackberry Bliss.

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When you are happy with the panels, attach them to the card base.

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To finish the card off I added a few butterflies. They were stamped in Blackberry Bliss from the Butterfly Gala stamp set and punched out using the Butterfly Duet Punch.

Power of Hope

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I was blending inks again. There are 6 different colours used to create the background for this card.

Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Mango Melody, Terracotta Tile, Cajun Craze, and Cherry Cobbler.

The images and sentiment are stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black.

These are from the “Power of Hope” stamp set in Sale-A-Bration.

One Page Wonder With A Twist


The one page wonder is a way to use one sheet of 12″ X 12″ DSP without wasting any of it. You can quickly make several cards with the DSP by using the same cardstock and sentiment for all of the cards.

However, I decided to use the one page wonder a different way. I used the Flowering Foils from Sale-A-Bration and coloured each of the pieces of the DSP. Some pieces have the background only coloured in with markers. Others have ink sponged onto them. You can notice the difference.

I hope you like my cards and they give you some ideas of what to do with the Flowering Foils paper.

Northern Lights

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I saw a card that had the Northern Lights on it. I thought I would give it a try with ink blending.

I started by using Pineapple Punch, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and Garden Green as the colours in the sky. Then I went all around the card with Pacific Point, followed with Night of Navy. This toned down the other colours.
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Next I sprinkled water on the sky.
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I stamped trees on the card. They are from the Lovely As A Tree stamp set and stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black.
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I put the card on a black mat.
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I haven’t yet finished the card. I’m still deciding what colour card base to use. What colour do you think would look good as the base?

Ink Blending

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I purchased new blending brushes and had to try them out today. I love the soft look they create.

This was created using various colours and stamp sets.
The sand is Soft Suede.
The sea is a mixture of Pool Party, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay.
The sky is a combination of Balmy Blue and Pacific Point.
The grasses are stamped using Soft Suede. One colour looks very different whether being blended or stamped. The stamp sets used for the grass are High Tide and Nature’s Beauty.
The ripples on the sea are stamped using Coastal Cabana. The High Tide stamp set was used for this.
The walking birds are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black. They are from the High Tide set.
The flying birds are stamped with Tuxedo Black as well. They are from the Mountain Air stamp set.
The card base is Coastal Cabana and the mat is Whisper White.
I enjoyed using the blending brushes so much that I added some d├ęcor to the inside of the card as well.
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I hope that you enjoy this card and that it makes you want to try blending.

Ornate Borders

Here is a card using the new Ornate Borders Dies. They are available to customers starting April 1st.

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The card base is Rococo Rose cardstock, cut 5.5″ X 8.5″ and scored at 4.25″.

I used a new Ornate Borders die to give the floral edge to the card.

The yellow rose was cut out of Pineapple Punch using the Rose Garden dies (retired).

The oval was cut out of Pineapple Punch using the Layering Ovals dies. The sentiment was stamped in Rococo Rose ink and is from the Strong and Beautiful stamp set.

The inside of the card has a sheet of Pineapple Punch, cut 5.25″ X 4″. It nicely shows through the border edge.
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Simple Golf Card

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This is a simple yet striking card. The base is Night of Navy cardstock, 8.5″ X 5.5″ scored at 4.25″. Whisper White cardstock is 5.25″ X 4″ and embossed with the Absolutely Argyle embossing folder. The Country Club DSP and Whisper White cardstock are punched out with the Tailored Tag Punch. The Whisper White has the sentiment from the Clubhouse stamp set. Simply attach all of the pieces and your card is done. Perfect for any golfer.
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Paper Players Challenge

This is a creation for the March 15th Paper Players Challenge. Please visit their site to see the challenges and perhaps participate yourself.

Start with Mint Macaron cardstock sized 8.5″ X 5.5″, scored at 4.25″. A piece of Pineapple Punch sized 5.25″ X 4″. Also a piece of Whisper White sized 5″ X 3.75″.
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Using the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set, stamp several flowers onto Whisper White paper. The ink used was Pineapple Punch, Balmy Blue, and Petal Pink.
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Use the small bloom punch to punch out the flowers.
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Using Mint Macaron and the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set, stamp several stems and leaves.
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Place the punched flowers where you want them to go. Then stamp several small blooms using Pineapple Punch, Balmy Blue, and Petal Pink.
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Use dimensions to attach the punched flowers and embellish by placing rhinestones in the center of each large flower.
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Stamp “Thank you” using Mint Macaron.
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Attach all of the cardstock.
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Here is the inside of the card.
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A simple, spring flower card.
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ink Mint Macaron Ink ink Pineapple Punch Ink ink Balmy Blue Ink
ink Petal Pink Ink punchSmall Bloom Punch jewel Basic Jewels Rhinestones

Fun Fold

I tried a fun fold card. I followed the directions carefully and it turned out!

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I’ve seen various fun folds but I really like how the center square stands out.

The base card stock is Pretty Peacock. The mat layer is Whisper White. The decorative layer is the Sale-A-Bration Lily Impressions dsp. The center lily is Cajun Craze ink stamped on Grapefruit Grove paper using the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set and cut out using the Lily Pad dies. The sentiment is stamped in Cajun Craze as well. This is on Whisper White paper.

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