Stampin'Up! Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers

I'm so excited about the new Stampin'Up! Stampin' Blends  Alcohol Markers! They are totally fun and super easy. We have 2 shades of each of the 12 color sets! This makes blending so only caution is to go easy on the dark shade to give yourself plenty of room to blend. And, more good news---you can purchase them as a pair or singly! That means if you use up one of the shades--you don't have to purchase the whole set--just replace the one you need!

Here's my first creation: 10-20-17 Acorms

That was very easy & I could just color with them all day. I use the darker shade first--then blend with the lighter shade. You can do the reverse---whichever feels more comfortable to you is fine! There are no hard fast rules.  If you want to place a highlight (like light shining on an image) just pull off some color with the color lifter --this can also be used if you go outside the lines in coloring--I did go out a bit on the green leaves but was able to "push the color back into the leaf" with the lifter.

You'll be able to order these November 1st--I'm taking orders now & will be placing the first order 11/1...just email me ( or call 410 836 8016. I'll order yours! Here's the entire list of products  Download StampinBlends_2017_US (1) 11-1-17

These will make terrific Christmas or birthday gifts for your crafting family and friends! Order early to avoid any supply delays--these are going to be a great hit!

The rest of the supplies for creating this card are can click on Shop Now button or on one of the images below and go directly into my store to place your order.  Remember to use the Host code for October (CRD7YQPG) & you'll receive $5 in product from the Holiday Mini catalog from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.


1. Cut Crumb Cake cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score on the long side at 5 1/2. (cardbase)

2. Cut acorn print (Painted Autumn) Designer Series Paper 2 X 4 1/4; adhere to card front with multipurpose liquid glue.

3. Using Decorative Ribbon punch, punch a 4 1/4"  ribbon border from Early Espresso cardstock; adhere at top of the DSP with liquid glue

4. Punch Stitched Circle (Stitched Shapes framelits) from Thick Vanilla cardstock; stamp acorn image (Count My Blessings stamp set) in Memento ink (this is important!). Note: lay the cardstock on an absorbent material (e.g. paper towel) so it doesn't bleed through on good cardstock.

5. Color image with Crumb Cake & the Old Olive Stampin'Blends.  Adhere circle to top card front using dimesionals.

6. Tie bow in an 8" piece of Copper Trim & adhere to circle top with a glue dot!

Don't you just want to sit & blend more images? Met too! Place your order today & get the Stampin'Blends!

Supply list.

Easy DIY Masks (Background designs)

Do you know how to create Easy Do It Yourself Masks (Background Designs)?

 Stampin'Up! offers one set of Masks (Pattern Party Decorative Masks), but those didn't quite fit my design for a Christmas card I had in mind. So I began thinking what I could use and Eclectic Layers thinlets came to mind....I didn't want to cut out the layer...just color it...sooooo, I used the framelit to cut out the design on a window sheet and then brayered the color on for a beautiful background with very little trouble! What do you think? Card

But don't just stop with this design...check out your other framelits and thinlets --see what wonderful background designs you can create with what you have in  your stash!

I'm going to explain each step and give you the supply list (below). Use the Shop Now button at the right side to enter my store. Remember to use this month's Hostess code (CRD7YQPG) when you check out and you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from the Holiday mini catalog for each $50 you purchase in product.

Remember too that the Designer Series Paper sale is going on until 10/31/17...get all the details here  Download B3G1DSP_Flyer_US.

 Here are the steps:

1. Cut Real Red cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score the long side at 5 1/2 (card base)

2. Cut Garden Green cardstock 4 3/4 X 3 1/2; adhere to cardbase front with multipurpose liquid glue.

3. Cut Window Sheet 2 1/2 X 4 1/2; lay the Electic thinlet over the window sheet and run through Big Shot (sandwich: magnetic platform, Precision Base plate, cardstock, thinlet, cutting pad). Window sheet

4. Cut Shimmery white cardstock 4 1/2 X 3 1/4; lay the cut window sheet over the cardstock and brayer with Real Red ink. Adhere this layer to the Garden Green layer with liquid glue. Brayering

5. Using the same Big Shot sandwich as above, cut the double tree image (Cardfront builders thinlets) from Gold Glimmer paper; adhere the trees to the card front with dimensionals.

How simple was that and isn't it gorgeous? That background really adds that elegant touch.

Stamp "Merry & Bright" (Season to Sparkle stamp set) in Garden Green ink (Item #126973).

Here's the supply list--click on one of the images to enter my store:

Faux Stained Glass Look

Today we're going to do a Faux Stained Glass Look in our card. We're actually building off Tuesday's project and if you missed that post you can  click here and check it out

Today's card has that fun stained glass look... 10-13-17 stained glass

And here's the light behind the "glass." 10-13-17 side

 We'll be using the Quilt Builder dies and vellum to create this fabulous look! This die set coordinates with the other Christmas Quilt suite product in the Holiday mini.

After I give you the directions I'll provide the supply list. You can either click the Shop Now button (right side) or click on one of the item images in the supply list and it will zoom you into my store. Remember to use this month's Host Code (CRD7YPG) when you check out to receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from the Holiday mini catalog from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.


1. Cut 4 1/2 X 12 Whisper White cardstock, score on the long side at 4 and 8". Fold into a triangle..the side piece will be the card front, the bottom piece will be the floor of the card.

2. Cut Red Glimmer 4 X 3 3/4. Now using Paper Snips (item #103579) cut out an inner square leaving about a 1/2" border of glimmer paper (you can use this for another project).

Cut Whisper White cardstock 3 3/4 X 3 1/2; adhere this over the top of the Red glimmer with glue dots. 

10-13-17 cutting out

3.Using the quilt piece die, lay over the white cardstod/red glimmer paper (white cardstock face up) and cut out quilt pattern.

10-13-17 die cutting

4. Cut Vellum cardstock 3 1/2 X 3 3/4, lay under the quilt window. Using a pencil trace the quilt pieces on the vellum. Using Real Red, Old Olive and Lemon Lime Twist markers, color the quilt pieces on the vellum. When dry, go over the colored pieces with Wink of Stella. Adhere the vellum under the red glimmer/white cardstock piece with glue dots. 10-13-17 drawing

5. Using the square outline die cut a square in the center of the card front. Adhere the above layered pieces over this cut out with glue dots. Adhere a large clear faceted gem to the center of the quilt piece.

10-13-17 cut window in base

6. Cut 4 x 1 1/4" red glimmer paper; cut 1 x 3 3/4 whisper white cardstock. Stamp "Peace, Love, Joy" (Musical Season stamp set) in Garden Green Classic Ink on the white cardstock. Adhere this to the red glimmer with glue dots. Adhere this appproximately 1/4" from the front edge of the card bottom with dimensionals.  The card front will rest behind this piece on the card bottom. Add 2 silver metallic enamel dots over the swirls on each side of the verse.

10-13-17 side

Here's the supply list:

How to Add Light to Your Card

Today I'm going to show you How to Add Light to your Card10-10-17 Maple Leaf Lighted

Carol Streets (one of Standi's Stampers) shared a card she created using a template from YouTube. I was so fascinated with the card I wanted to share it with you! So a Big Thanks to Carol for being willing to let me CASE it!

Here's the secret behind the scene for adding the "light"--yes, it truly is a light back there! 10-10-17 Maple Leaf side

I'll give you directions & the supply list--use the Shop Now button at the right or simply click on one of the items in the supply list & you'll land in my store (thank you for ordering through my store). Remember to use this month's Host Code (CRD7YQPG) & you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products from the Holiday mini catalog for each $50 you purchase in products.


Cut 4 1/2 X 12  Very Vanilla cardstock (you'll need 12 X 12 for this--Stampin'Up! now offers Very Vanilla 12 X 12); score on the long side at 4 and 8." (card base) Fold into a triangle. Front side is the card front. Inside bottom of the triangle is where we place the birthday greeting piece later.

Cut 4 X 3 3/4 Gold Foil and 3 3/4 X 3 1/2 Very Vanilla cardstock.  Center & adhere together with glue dots.

Using the big maple leaf (Leaflets framelits) center & cut out the maple leaf (keep for another card) (Big Shot sandwich: magnetic base, clear cutting pad, cardstock, die, clear cutting pad). Center unit over the card base front - pencil lightly the leaf. Place the leaf framelet over the penciled image & cut out leaf from card front.  DO NOT ADHERE THE Vanilla/Gold Foil unit yet!

Cut Vellum cardstock 3 3/5 X 3 1/2 & place under the Vanilla/gold unit--trace the cut out leaf onto the Vellum; stamp maple leaf (Vintage Leaves stamp set) in Archival Basic Black ink in the penciled image. (If you want to erase the pencil marks use high quality eraser to avoid black smears)

Color the image with Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango, and Crushed Curry Stampin' Write markers. Overlap the colors so they begin to blend. Use Wink of Stella to blend the colors.  Adhere the stamped/colored Vellum to the back side of the Vanilla/gold foil unit with glue dots.

NOW adhere this unit to the front of the card base with glue dots--centering the leaf over the leaf cutout on the card base. Tie ribbon in bow, cut 2" sequin trim, fold in half adhere to leaf stem with glue dot and add bow with glue dot.

Cut 4 x 1 1/4 gold foil; cut 1 X 3 3/4 Very Vanilla cardstock; stamp Happy Birthday (Feather Together stamp set) in Archival Basic Black ink. Adhere the stamped piece to the Gold Foil with glue dots. Adhere this unit to the inside bottom of the card base with dimensionals--this forms the 'stop' against which the front will rest forming the triangle -see in the picture I've  pulled back the front edge a bit so you can see how the front will butt up against the happy birthday unit.  10-10-17 Maple Leaf side

Your card is complete! Enjoy.

Here's your supply list:

Last Chance for 15% off Select Stampin'Up! Products!

10-9-17 WCMD

Just a reminder that today/tomorrow is your Last Chance for 15% Off Select Stampin'Up! Products! In celebration of World Card-Making Day, Stampin'Up! is offering tons of terrific stamp sets for 15%'s the complete brochure  Download Wcmd brochure . The sale ends at midnight tomorrow 10/10/17.

The Fast Fuse, however, is sold out for the soon as a replenished supply can be obtained, Stampin'Up! will put it back on sale for a few days. I'll keep you posted on that!

You can also earn free product from me while you are saving from the WCMD Sale--shop in my store (hit the Shop Now button at the right side of the page--and you are in my store. When you check out--use this month's Host code (CRD7YQPG) and for each $50 in product that you order (includes sale items) you will receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me from the Holiday mini catalog!

Below are the items that are on can just click on the item and you will go directly into my store! Happy Shopping!