Fancy Fold Christmas for PCC304!

Hello All!

I am excited to share a Challenge Card the is a bit different!


Here is the Challenge!


PCC304-Fancy Fold

I saw a Card, on my fellow Stampin’Up! Demonstrator Jeanie Stark’s Blog,

that I wanted to try…Here is a good reason to try it!

The Fancy Fold I am doing…A Bridge Card!


Here is my Card!



Here’s another angle!


Cute, huh? I have been wanting to do this…so happy about this Challenge!

I added to my Card…I put a place on the back, where

I could leave a personal note to the recipient of this card, at Christmas!


Here is an angle shot for clarification!




The great thing…This Card is mail able in our Medium Size Envelopes!



See, it fits! Only a little bit thicker! But it does fit flat for mailing!




Old Olive- card base, 4.5″ x 8″ Score @ 1.25″, 2.5″, 5.5″, 6.75″

-strip across the bottom, 1″ x 5.5″

Night of Navy mats:

center- 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″

4 pcs. @ 1 1/8″ x 4 1/8″

greeting mat- 2.5″ x 2.5″

back mat- 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″

strip across bottom- .75″ x 5.25″

Whisper White- greeting square, 2.25″ x 2.25″

back piece- 2.75″ x 4″


4 pieces @ 1″ x 4″

1 piece @ 2.75″ x 4″

bottom strip- .50″ x 5 1/8″


Timeless Tidings- center square, top and on the back rectangle

Hang Your Stocking- center square, bottom


Night of Navy- greeting top and on the back

Lovely Lipstick- greeting bottom


K & C Company poinsettias, holly and pines 3D stickers for the decorations

from my stash…starting to finally use these up!


Here is my Card again!


I may still bling up this Card, later! Some of the leaves have a glitter on them

(they came that way) I may have to hit them with the Clear Wink of Stella!

Just to give them a little Pizzazz!

I’m also thinking of some Ranger Glitter Glue for the flower centers!

Still Thinking on that! Let Me know what you think!

Blessings and Pizzazz to you ALL!

Birthday Wishes for CTD507 and FMS351

Hello Everyone!

Welcome Back and Thank you for Peeking in for today’s Card!

Today’s Card is for a combination of two Challenges!

A Color Challenge and a Sketch Challenge!


Here are the Challengers!


The Color Challenger is

Color Throwdown #507           CTD507



I have to say, I detected a gray leaf in the spread and on the drapes!

I DID incorporate that little gray, in my Card!


Here is the Sketch Challenger

Freshly Made Sketches # 357    FMS357





Here is my Card!



I was going to use a piece of ribbon across the front, instead,

I went through my Washi Tape drawer and pulled out these

2 rolls of Washi Tape and decide they would work!

The Gray Granite bow is my touch of gray from the picture!



Here is the inside of my Card!



I DID bring the colors to the inside too! Plenty of space for the personal note!




Whisper White Thick- card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ score @ 4.25″, fold in half on the score

Whisper White reg.- to stamp flowers on and die-cut

Garden Green- leaf sprig

Vellum Sheet- leaf sprig


Itty Bitty Greetings- greeting

Cake Soirée- inside sentiment

Beautiful Bouquet- flowers on front and inside, leaves inside


Lemon Lime Twist- flower center, little flower inside

Coastal Cabana- large flower, little flower inside

Gorgeous Grape- iris flowers, greeting, inside sentiment

Garden Green- leaves inside, center of iris flower


Big Shot- die cutting machine

Bouquet Bunch Framelits- flowers, bow on card front

Leaf Punch- leaf sprigs on card front


Washi Tape- from my stash

Basic Jewels Rhinestones- on card front around design


Here is my Card again!



I like the simplicity of the layout!


Blessings and Best Wishes to you ALL!

Mermaid Greetings for HSS296!


Happy Weekend!

Thank you for Peeking in for Today’s Card!


Today’s Card is for a Color Challenge from

Hand Stamped Sentiments #296



Here is the Challenge!

HSS 296


Here is my Card!


I did use Ivory and Soft Sea Foam for her ‘skin’ and the shell she is holding!

Perusing Amazon for ‘Animal Stamps’…I feel upon this Stamp Set!

I am not a Mermaid person…but, I found out this past Spring, my

friend Joan, up in MA, loves Mermaids! So I had to get one!

It was only $.99!!! Shipping was $3…just my price!

So Cute!


Here is the inside of my Card!


It was hard to stick to just the 3 colors but, I did it!

Though I did use the 2 other colors on the front.

Just a smidge!



Blueberry Bushel- card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ score @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

Granny Apple Green- mat, 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″

Daffodil Delight- mat, 4.25″ x 5.25″

Whisper White- inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″


Rogue Set- mermaid, sea grass, shell

Four You- retired, greeting

Beautiful Bouquet- inside sentiment


Blueberry Bushel- greeting, inside sentiment, shell outline, mermaid outline

Granny Apple Green- sea grass


Light and Dark Daffodil Delight- mermaid hair

Light Daffodil Delight- inside shell

Light and Dark Granny Apple Green- mermaid fins/bottom

Ivory- mermaid skin

Light Soft Sea Foam- shell mermaid’s holding


Here is my Card again!


I am starting to envision another card with this already!

It will involve a lot of fussy cutting with the mermaid…such is the cost,

when it’s a labor of Love!

Loving labors and Blessings to you ALL!

Painted Harvest for CC&S286!

Hello All!

Welcome Back!

Today’s Card is for a Color Challenge!

The Challenge is from

 CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #286




Here is the Colour Challenge!




Here is my Card!



I am feeling the Fall here! Are you?



Here is the inside of my Card!



I think this Mango Melody Cardstock is just GORGEOUS! Don’t you?




Mango Melody- card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ score @ 4.25″, fold in half on the score

Merry Merlot- front and inside mats, 4″ x 5.25″

Whisper White- front and inside panels, 3.75″ x 5″


Painted Harvest- 2-step Stamp Set, all stamping!


Mango Melody- step one, flowers

Poppy Parade- step two, flowers

Merry Merlot- flower centers

Pear Pizzazz- step one, leaves

Old Olive- step two leaves


Here is my Card again!


I will use this card for my sister Mary, who is housing the rest of we sisters,

for Sister’s Weekend/Week at her house, up in RI!

I will be taking my last break for the year up in RI for this Annual Get-Together

for we Sisters…we decided several years ago to do this once a year, to catch up with

each other, news of spouses, children, jobs and the such…I do hope to be able to do

this for a long time, I do enjoy this time with my sisters!

From last chat…we are going to invite our 3 Brothers out to join us

for a dinner, one night…to catch up with them too!

Not sure of the plans, but would love to have the SIL’s there too!

Although our spouses won’t be there (one may) it would be nice!

I’ll keep you posted!

I am working on several other items to have for the time

I will be away…if not all done, then I apologize for the hiatus…

But I will be back in full swing when I return from this trip!

Stay Tuned for updates!!!!

Love and Blessings to you ALL!


Masculine Birthday for TSOT376 & TSOT Technique!


I have another Masculine Birthday Card to show you!

I noticed my Masculine Birthday stash was low, so this is the

third or fourth card I have done to replenish my stash!

Today’s Card is a combination of 2 Challenges, from the same Challenger!

One is a Technique Challenge and the other, a Sketch Challenge!


Here are those Challenges!


TSOT-August Technique-Add Dimension No Foam Tape

It was mentioned that you can add dimension 3 ways…without foam dots or squares!

First, stacking die-cuts from chipboard under the stamped image.

Second, stamp on craft foam, cut it out, heat to shrink to size you want.

Third, overlapping or layering card elements.

I went with the First way…I used 6 layers of cardstock instead of chipboard!

(the 5 layers of Soft Suede, and then the stamped wheel layer)


Here is the second Challenge, the Sketch Challenge!



Optional theme: Pop It Up!

I decided to use the yellow circle for my ‘stacked, popped up’ technique for dimension!



Here is my Card!


The Wagon Wheel is my dimensional pop-up!

A Technique Note: to stamp the wheat to reflect each other, I first stamped onto an acrylic sheet and then turned it over and used it, as a clear stamp to reflect the wheat on the opposite side of the card front. The left side is the stamp side, the right side is the side I used the ‘acrylic stamp’!


Here is a side view of the Popped Up/Stacked Wheel!


I used my 1 3/4″ Circle Punch to punch out the wheel, and then 5 circles in Soft Suede

to glue together, stacked, and the stamped image on top!

I used my small 1/8″ Hole Punch in the center of the wheel ‘stack’

and put a brad through it, to look like the wheel hub!

Here is the inside of my Card!


The strip, left over, from the front panel…I stamped it the same as the front.

I also stamped the wheel again, then I cut it in half and adhered. I do make 2 cards,

at once, when I make my cards, so the other half of the wheel is inside the second card!




Whisper White Thick- card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″, folded in half on the score

-inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″

Soft Suede- mat on front, 3.75″ x 5″          5- 1.75″ Circles to stack behind wheel image

Whisper White, Regular-  a piece to stamp the wheels onto and then punch out


Festive Farmhouse- front panel, 3.5″ x 4.75″    inside strip- .75″ x 4″


Country Road- greeting, wheel, star, wheat

Special Celebrations- inside sentiment


Memento Tuxedo Black- greeting, wheat

Cajun Craze- star, inside sentiment

Soft Suede- wheat, wheel

Crushed Curry- wheat


Soft Suede- used to color the outside edge of the wheel for stacking

(the white cardstock has a white core, to let it become part of the stack, I colored around the edges and let it blend into the rest of the Soft Suede stacked circles)


1 3/4″ Circle Punch- 2 wagon wheels and 5 circles in Soft Suede Cardstock

1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch- punched hole for brad in center of wheel


Metallic Brads- leftover from my Paper Pumpkin Kit-July 2018-Picnic Paradise

used for the center wheel hub


Here is my Card again!


I am getting my Masculine Cards built up again! Yay!

Hoping you can too!

Creating and Blessings to you ALL!