Monday, January 30, 2023


It's Monday, and time for a new featured stamp set of the week.  I have another fun stamp set this week.  It is called Love Cats.  I hope you aren't getting tired of all the cute little critters I've been sharing this month.  We have had Owls, Elephants and now Cats.   

I'll be honest, I am much more of a dog lover than a cat lover, but these little cuties in this stamp set stole my heart, so I had to have it.

My neighbors have two cats that are sisters.  One is white with black spots.  Her name is Coco, and she actually likes me -- well most of the time.  She comes for a visit a few times a week.  Coco even knocks on the window sometimes when I haven't noticed she is out there staring in at me.  Her sister is black with white spots.  Her name is Mia, and she pretty much keeps her distance.

Today my little cat is all black, so let's call him Jet.  I stamped Jet with VersaMark on Basic White cardstock and then embossed him with Black Embossing Powder.  Next, I used a square die from Stylish Shapes dies to die cut him in a diamond shape. I stamped the little heart at the end of Jet's tail a second time on Rich Razzleberry cardstock and embossed the heart with clear embossing powder.  Since this stamp set does not have coordinating die, I just fussy cut the little heart with my Snips and adhered it with a tiny dimensional.  

Jet said he knows that he is just a little house cat, but he dreams of being a big and powerful Tiger, so he wanted some paper that looked like tigers on his card.  I found just the thing in the Like an Animal Designer Series Paper Collection from the January-April Mini Catalog.  This paper is a Specialty Paper, and the Tiger Stripes are silver foil.  Jet liked that it was all shiny!

Jet then decided that I needed to use the Head over Heels... sentiment!  He said his tail was really over his head, but it was close enough!  Jet debated and debated if the sentiment should be embossed with white on Basic Black or Rich Razzleberry cardstock.  He couldn't make up his mind and insisted I make one of each so that he could see them both.  He finally chose the Rich Razzleberry cardstock to match his heart.

Jet had absolutely no interest on the inside of the card because he wasn't in it.  So, he said to just slap some more Tiger Paper on it while he was going to take a nap.

If you would like a tutorial for today's card, you can download a FREE copy by using this link.

A list of the products I used is shown below.  Click on any of the images to learn more.

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Black/Silver 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Striped Metallic Ribbon
Black/Silver 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Striped Metallic Ribbon

Sunday, January 29, 2023


Today I am excited to participate in my first Blog Hop ever! I hope you will hop along with me for Share it Sunday sponsored by Crafty Collaborations!  

The card I am sharing today is made with the Adorable Owls Stamp set and the Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper (DSP).

These little owls are so cute!  Ms. Owl is flying over a beautiful wreath which was fussy cut from the Dainty Flowers DSP.  She is colored with Smokey Slate Stampin' Blends and then fussy cut.  Her little hairbow was made by stamping the bow tie from a different Owl and coloring it with Fresh Freesia Stampin' Blends. There are many colors in the DSP that I could have chosen for her bow, but Ms. Owl insisted that she is royalty -- so she wanted a "purple" hairbow.

Ms. Owl's wreath was fussy cut from the Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper (DSP).  If you love flowers, you will love this paper collection.  And even better, you can get it for FREE with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration!  The front of the card base is the reverse side of this same DSP.  I love the watercolor look of this design, and it makes a pretty backdrop for the wreath and Ms. Owl.

To complete the card front I added a small bow from Fresh Freesia Ribbon, a Fresh Freesia Opal round on Ms Owl's hairbow, and a couple of additional Opal Rounds on the card front.  Can you find the one hidden on a flower?

The sentiment is also from the Adorable Owls Stamp Set.

In keeping with my mantra of "No Naked Insides", I decorated the inside of my card by adding a strip of the same "watercolor" Designer Series Paper.  It is a quick & simple way to add a little pizzaz to the inside of a card.

Behind the inside of the card, you can see a little peek of the envelope.  I used the same watercolor design paper from Dainty Flowers DSP to decorate the flap.

If you would like a FREE TUTORIAL with more details on how to make this card, you can download a copy by using this link.

I hope you will hop on over to the next participant of the Blog Hop.  Enjoy your Sunday!

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Below is a List of the Products I used for this card.

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Saturday, January 28, 2023


This scrapbook layout celebrates the baby turning 3 months old in April.  I assumed Easter occurred in April, so we have a couple of bunnies on the page for a bit of an Easter theme.

Remember, the month tags can be easily changed to whatever month your baby actually turns 3 months old.

Layout Page 1

Layout Page 2

Friday, January 27, 2023


For my last Decorative Border card this week, I have combined the simple leaf border from the set and a Die Cut made with an Artisan Die.

The watercolor background behind the die cut and on the left side of the card front is one of the designs from the Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper Collection.  This beautiful paper is a Sale-A-Bration item that you can choose for FREE when you place a $50 merchandise order between now and the end of February.

I topped the leaf border die with 3 of the small flowers also from the Decorative Borders stamp set.  The images were fussy cut and layered over the Starry Sky Die cut with dimensionals.

The sentiment is from Nature's Prints stamp set and was die cut with the Natural Prints dies which are part of the Nature's Prints Bundle found in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog.

To decorate the inside of the card I used another strip of the pretty designer paper from the Sale-A-Bration Dainty Flowers.  I love this paper.  Both sides of the paper are so beautiful that it is difficult to choose a side.

If you would like a FREE TUTORIAL for this card, one is available for you to download at this link.  The tutorial provides all cutting and scoring dimensions and simple step-by-step instructions.

A list of the products used is shown below.  You can learn more about any of the products by clicking on the images.

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