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>> Thursday, January 27, 2022


Good morning!
Today I'm sharing a Z-Fold card.
Here in this first photo it is closed.
I used DRS stamps: Candy Heart Background and Loved You Yesterday on
this part of the card.

As you open

Fully opened you see the 

This is a 4 1/4 X 5 1/2" card when closed.  I scored the left side
of the 4 1/4 X 5 1/2" card at 2 1/8" (half of front) then folded opposite 
of the center fold to form a Z.
I made a 2 X 5 3/8" pink layer and a 4 1/8 X 5 3/8" pink layer for the outer left side and the inside.  I then stamped 2 panels with the Candy Heart Background stamp, one 1 7/8 X 5 1/4" the other 4 X 5 1/4". I colored the hearts with Copic Markers in shades of yellow, red, pink, green and blue.  I then glued the layers to the card in size order.
Next, I stamped the 2 love sentiments using a red ink on white cardstock, cut the front sentiment out with the HC scallop heart, the inside sentiment with the HC plain edge heart.  Under the scallop heart I glued a layer of pink cardstock.  I cut the next size up scallop heart from dark red then glued it to the bottom under pink.  For the inside I used the scallop heart fitting the smaller plain edge heart.
I used the inside heart to the center of the inside of card.
The outside heart was popped up on one side (left side) then only that left side was attached
to the left side of card (with the candy hear background).
Optional, attach ribbon under top heart to go all the way around card and tie at right side to keep card closed until recipient opens.
Hope you like my card, thanks for visiting!



>> Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Hi Everyone,

This card was inspired by some fancy chocolate I saw on the Web and a layout from my card here.  I figured if it worked for one card, it could work for me again. 

I used a square punch to make the candies, rounding off the corners before stamping and heat embossing the little chocolates with some gold powder. I layered them onto a stamped heart background, adding a die cut row of hearts.

The Cheap Chocolate Eve Greeting was chosen for the sentiment, and it was die cut and added to the card. 

The background stamps I used are as follows and you can find many more Valentine stamps over at the DRS Designs store!

Scattered Hearts

Happy Stamping!



Best Year Ever!

>> Monday, January 24, 2022


I love looking for a way to stretch my stamps. One way to stretch sentiment stamps is to use just a portion of the sentiment. This BEST YEAR CHEERS GREETING - 1109F is a great sentiment that you can use "BEST YEAR EVER" portion of the stamp on the outside of a card and then any sentiment on the inside.

I stamped this adorable SKATING SNOWMAN - 332H then colored him with copics. I then cut out a circle from the white layer and placed him under the embossed snowflakes.

The card was finished off with some punched snowflakes and sequins.

Thank you for stopping by to check out my card this week. I hope you have the BEST YEAR EVER!


Ice Day Birthday!

>> Thursday, January 20, 2022


Good morning!

I found this sentiment in my DRS stamps and thought how perfect to add snow (embossing folder), ice (ice skates) and gloves (mittens).  I used the Raised Mittens Skip Winter then fussy cut 2 of the mittens, colored then added some Liquid Applique to the wrist bands and heat to puff, I used Skating Snowman then die cut with a cross-stitch circle die, I then glued the mittens to his "hands".
The sentiment where I got my idea is Ice Day Birthday I stamped it in red on a 5 1/2 X 1 3/4" strip of white (approximate, I fit according to sentiment).  I then cut a red panel to mat the sentiment.
I used a snow background embossing folder on a white 4 1/8 X 5 3/8" panel, I then cut the sentiment strip to fit 5 3/8" and glued it to the snow background on a red 4 1/4 X 5 1/2" card panel.
The circle snowman is popped up.
Totally simple card for your winter birthday!
My husband's birthday is January 2nd so this was perfect for him.

Thanks for visiting today!


Icy Birthday

>> Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Hello Crafty Friends!

It snowed in our community this weekend which is highly unusual.  The snow was the perfect inspiration for this card.  This Ice Day Birthday Greeting is a cute saying for anyone with a birthday during the snowy months.  I was also inspired by the sketch on  THIS card from Marilyn who was the Featured Stamper at  I added in some mittens from the Raised Mittens Skip Winter stamp as well. Technically, they aren't gloves, but I think they work.  I splattered on some watered down Snowtex for the snow. 

Hope you are staying warm (or cool, if it is hot where you live).  




Happy Valentine’s Day

>> Tuesday, January 18, 2022

 Hi Everyone,

I was inspired by my design teammates past cards and decided to color up some Candy Hearts for the background on today's card.  They're easy and fun to color, so I simply added a matching embossed background (Darice) along with the new Double Line Happy Valentine's Day Greeting.  A few half pearls completed the look.

I couldn't resist making another chocolate card.  Last week I made bon bons on my card, and here is a regular old chocolate bar.  I'll take chocolate in any form!

I used my rectangle and square Spellbinders dies for my bar, and I wrapped it in foil and some pink paper that I stamped using Scatters Hearts.   For embellishment, I stamped and fussy cut a heart, and wrapped the bar in a piece of tulle.

I attached my candy bar to an embossed heart background (Darice) and used the new Love You More Chocolate Greeting that I divided into two parts, using some punches.

Thanks for visiting!  Be sure to stop on over at the DRS Designs store and see all of these stamps and more!



Tough Times...

>> Monday, January 17, 2022


New Year, time to start exercising and eating right. That has me bringing out my stamps that show ways to get in more exercise and hiking is a great way to get a few extra steps in to my day.

I used this great SILHOUETTE HIKER - 1026G image stamped on white card stock and I sponged on the yellows, greens and oranges to color the scene after masking the sunshine.

Once colored I die cut the black frame and white heat embossed the great TOUGH TIMES DON'T LAST GREETING - 1096D then popped it up on dimensionals.

Thank you for stopping by to check out my card this week.


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