Musical Christmas Tree Card

Today I have a Christmas card for you! I used a Music background stamp to make the Music sheet. I used my Big Shot to cut out a stamped Christmas tree and a Stampin’ Blend colored dachshund.

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Hi Friends

How are you doing today? I hope you are doing well! I am up at a Quilt Retreat this weekend! I scheduled this to post today so you would still have a card from me today. I hope you enjoy!

For my card today I used Winter Woods bundle (Wood 149991/ Clear 149992) which is made up of Winter Woods stamp set (Wood 147658/ Clear 147661) and In the Woods Framelits Dies (147919). When I purchased them together I saved 10% and you can too! Here is a link to my 24/7 online shop!

I stamped the dachshund from the Ready for Christmas (144823) and die cut it with the Christmas Staircase Thinlits (144679). I also used the Sheet Music Stamp for this card (wood 143967/ clear 143970).

Color Combination

The color combination of my card is Mossy Meadow (ink 147111 /card stock 133676), Smoky Slate (ink 147113 /card stock 131202), Real Red (ink 147084/card stock 102482) and Whisper White (100730).

Card Directions

I cut the Smoky Slate (131202) card base 4 1/4″ X 11″ and scored and folded it at 5 1/2″. Using my Stamparatus (146276), Whisper White card stock (100730), Smoky Slate ink  (147113), and the Sheet Music Stamp (wood 143967/ clear 143970). I attached this card stock with Snail Adhesive (104332) to the card base.

I stamped the Christmas tree from Winter Woods (Wood 147658/ Clear 147661) stamp set with Mossy Meadow ink (147111). I die cut it with the In the Woods Framelits Dies (147919) and my trusty Big Shot (143263). I attached the tree with Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).

After stamping the sentiment from Winter Woods (Wood 147658/ Clear 147661) stamp set, I punched it out with the Everyday Label (144668). I sponged the edges of the label with a Stampin’ Sponge (141337) and Mossy Meadow ink (147111).

I stamped the dachshund from the Ready for Christmas (144823).  I colored the dachshund with dark (145055) Smoky Slate, light (145054) Smoky Slate, light Real Red (147933) and light Old Olive (144574).  I die cut the dachshund with the Christmas Staircase Thinlits (144679). Finally I cut a 4″ X 5 1/2″ piece of Whisper White card stock (100730) and attached it to the center of the card. I stamped the inside with “At Christmas and Always” from Ready for Christmas (144823).

Hope you like the card for today. Let me know in the comments below.

If you are looking for a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would be honored to be yours! Let me know if you would like a Holiday catalog. Send your name and mailing address to me at

Have a wonderful day and Happy Stampin’


Happy Birthday Daisy

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Hi Friends,

Hope your day is going great! mine has started early. I woke up at 3;30am and could not fall back asleep! so here I am, making a card at 3;30am. Do you think that is strange? For me, card making is so relaxing and having something beautiful as a result of my efforts is so satisfying that I feel better about things- like a lack of good sleep. Oh well, I will take a nap later, hopefully. My efforts this morning is a card made for the Fusion Card Challenge.

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My Color Combination

My Color Combination for today’s card is Mossy Meadow (ink 147111/ card stock 133676), Pear Pizzazz (ink 147104 / card stock 131201) , Old Olive (ink147090 / card stock 100702) , Daffodil Delight (ink 147094/ card stock 119683) , Whisper White (100730), Night of Navy (ink 147110/ card stock 100867), and Balmy Blue (ink 147105 /card stock 146982).

Card Directions

My Mossy Meadow card base was cut 4 1/4″ X 11″.  I cut Pear Pizzazz card stock 4″ X 5 1/4″. I embossed this card stock piece with my Big Shot (143263) and the Layered Leaves Dynamic Texture (143704) embossing folder. I attached the embossed piece to the card base with Snail Adhesive (104332). I cut Daffodil Delight (119683) card stock 1″ X 4″ and Mossy Meadow (133676) card stock  1″ X 4″.  I attached these strips to the upper third of the card with Snail Adhesive (104332).

I die cut two Pear Pizzazz (131201) leaf branches using dies from the Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies (146341). I die cut the center pieces of my daisy flower from the Eastern Medallion Thinlits (143725) from Blueberry Bushel (146986) and Pear Pizzazz (131201) card stocks. I punched two daisy pieces from Whisper White (100730) card stock with the Daisy Punch (143713). I layered the two pieces of daisy with Snail Adhesive (104332).

I attached the Daisy to the top of the strips with Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430). I die cut an oval with Layered ovals (141706). i stamped the Happy Birthday from Beautiful Bouquet stamp set (143666) with Blueberry Bushel (147138) ink. I used a Stampin’ Sponge (141333) to sponge the edges of the oval with Mossy Meadow ink (147111). I attached the oval with Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430). I attached a 4″ X 5 1/4″ Whisper White card stock to the inside of the card to add a note.

Well that’s it! Hope you like it. 

Have a wonderful day and Happy Stampin’








Southern Serenade Birthday Card

Today we will be making a birthday card using the Southern Serenade stamp set. If you still would like a Holiday catalog let me know by sending your request, name and mailing address to

Hi Friends,

I hope your day is going good! I am typing this while on my way to Millennium Park to go for a bike ride with my sweet hubby! Today is warm and a little overcast… not unusual for this near Lake Michigan. The sun is trying  to peek out! Nice day for a ride!

Well on to my card for today! This is a great card for a beginner stamper! All you need to invest in is the Southern Serenade stamp set (wood 145918/ clear 145921), two beautiful colors of ink pads – Lovely Lipstick (147140) and Lemon Lime Twist (147145)- and black (121045) and white (100730) card stock!

Southern Serenade Stamp Set

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The Southern Serenade stamp set (wood 145918/ clear 145921) is very versatile. The set includes the sentiments: ‘Happy Birthday’, ‘Thank You’ and ‘I’m so Blessed to call You Friend’. The flowers and leaves are beautiful and look great stamped in one color or use Tuxedo Black Memento (132708) ink so you can color the flowers and leaves with your favorite Stampin’ Blends colors!

The lacy stamp makes a great background stamp in a light color or you can make your own decorative paper with a light or dark color. I really like this stamp set.

Card Directions

For today’s card I cut my Basic Black (121045) card base 4 1/4″ X 11″. I scored and folded it at 5 1/2″. I cut another piece of  Basic Black (121045) 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″.

i cut two pieces of  Whisper White (100730) card stock 4″ X 5 1/4″and  2 3/4″ X 4″. On my larger piece of Whisper White (100730), I stamped all around the edges with my lacy stamp from Southern Serenade (wood 145918/ clear 145921 ) and Lovely Lipstick ink (147140).

On the smaller Whisper White (100730), I stamped the thin border stamp all around the card stock edge using Lemon Lime Twist (147145) ink and then on the inside portion I stamped using the small flower and Lovely Lipstick ink (147140).

i layered my pieces together as shown and attached them together using Snail Adhesive (194332). I stamped my sentiment on to a scrap of Whisper White (100730) card stock with Lovely Lipstick (147140). Then I punched out my sentiment using my Pretty Label Punch (143715). I used a Stampin’ Sponge (141337) to sponge the edges of the label with Lemon Lime Twist ink (147145). I attached the label with Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430). Easy Peasy!!

Hope you have a wonderful day and Happy Stampin’


Upcoming Event

September 27th (Saturday) 10-2pm is Saturday Sampler! I will have 6 cards to do- a Halloween card (if you are not into Halloween I will have an alternative for you), 2 Christmas Cards and 3 others! Envelopes included. Please come at 10am. I will have a basket with each of the card’s ingredients and you can do them at your own pace. I will be there for tips and tricks and any type of help you need. Free with minimum $25 Stampin’ Up! order or just $10. Please let me know if you are coming so I have enough kits cut out (and enough treats for everyone)!