A Delicate Details CASE

The days for Sale-a-Bration are ending soon.  Today I want to showcase the Delicate Details stamp set.  The card today was inspired by Claire Daly.  This is my card.

Delicate Details SAB

Don't you love the intricate lace designs!  Here's how I made it.

  • The card base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 in Early Espresso.  Score it at 4 1/4.
  • The next layer is Rose Red and measures 4 x 5 1/4.
  • Early Espresso again with the measurements 3 1/4 x 4 1/2.
  • The Whisper White layer is 3 1/8 x 4 3/8.
  • The lace is stamped in Saraha Sand, Flirty Flamingo, and Rose Red.  Turn your paper kind of on the diagonal on your grip paper.  Now use the lines on the grid paper to line up the stamp.
  • The Flirty Flamingo banner measures 1 1/4 x 4 1/4.  Notch with the Triple Banner Punch.  Punch from the back and cut off just enough to get the notch.
  • The Whisper White banner measures 1 3/4 x 3 3/4.  Notch as above.  Stamp the birthday greeting from the Window Shopping stamp set in Early Espresso. Attach this banner with dimensionals.
  • Stamp a balloon in Rose Red onto the Flirty Flamingo card stock using the Balloon Adventures stamp set.  Punch it out with the Balloon Bouquet Punch. Attach with dimensionals.  Draw a string with the Flirty Flamingo marker from the 2016-2018 In Color Stampin' Write Markers.
  • Finish off with a star from the 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes.

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Here's the inside of the card.  The sentiment is from Balloon Adventures and is stamped in Early Espresso.  Stamp the lace again in the same colors as the outside.

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Hop into Spring with the NC Demo Blog Hop

Welcome to the NC Blog Hop.  We are so happy to share our spring projects!  Yea! for Spring!

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It's always fun to think about our theme and figure out a stamp set to use.  But this time, I started thinking about all the designer series paper I still have.  To me, the dots say spring.  So I pulled out my paper and went to work (or play).  Here is the result.

NC Blog Hop with Designer Series Paper Stacks

This card is fun and pretty easy to make with the Sunburst Thinlits and your Big Shot.

  • The card base is make of Thick Whisper White card stock.  It measures 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.
  • The card front is covered in Marina Mist dotted patterned paper from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack.  Cut it 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.
  • Cut the center from a 2 1/2 square piece of Crushed Curry dotted paper from the Regals Designer Series Paper Stack.  Use the Sunburst Thinlits for all of the layers and center the middle of the circle part over the middle of your paper square.
  • The next layer is Flirty Flamingo from the 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack cut from a 3 inch square.
  • Calypso Coral is the next layer from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack cut from a 3 3/4 inch square.
  • This is followed by a layer of Watermelon Wonder cut from a 4 inch square.  This color is in the 2015-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper.
  • Finally cut a sunburst from a Wild Wasabi 4 inch square.  Cut a couple double sections for leaves.
  • Trim each layer into a circle but be a little crazy with your cuts.  Each layer is a little bigger.
  • Attach the layers to each other with dimensionals.  Yes, you are right.  This card will not mail well.  Place each layer off center of the layer below.
  • Glue the flower just a little off center of the card.  Turn the card over and trim any parts that are hanging off flush with the card.

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  • Now you must fluff each layer up at the ends.  This helps the layers pop.
  • The sentiment on the front is from Sunshine Sayings.  The words are stamped in Basic Black Archival ink on Whisper White scraps and cut apart.  Place them on half dimensionals.
  • I felt the card needed a little something else, so I added the dots from Bunch of Blossoms randomly.

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The sentiment on the inside comes from Big on Birthdays.  It's stamped in Watermelon Wonder.  Stamp some more of the little dots in black (Bunch of Blossoms).

Flowers hop inside

This card would be great to boost someone up with different words.  It's so bright and cheery.  

Do you have lots of scraps of designer paper?  Use them up on beautiful flowers.  It's spring!  Celebrate!

Just click on an image below to order any of these great papers or anything else you might need.  Thanks so much!  The product list follows the list of hoppers.

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Happy Celebrations!

The Happy Celebrations stamp set on page 40 of the Occasions catalog pairs with the Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.  They are unique!  The embossing folders actually deboss.  That means that the impressions go down into the paper.

Happy Celebration

For this card I stamped the Happy in Night of Navy in the middle of a 2 x 5 piece of Whisper White.  Then line up the word with the happy embossing folder.  As I look closer this folder seems to emboss and deboss at the same time.  Wow!

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  • Start with a card base of Watermelon Wonder measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score at 4 1/4, and fold.
  • The Night of Navy card stock layer is 3  3/4 x 5.
  • The next layer is 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  This paper is the Carried Away Designer Series Paper that is a free choice with Sale-a-Bration.  You know there is only about a week of Sale-a-Bration left.  Time is running out!
  • Place the happy sentiment at an angle across the paper.  Trim the ends to fit the navy layer.
  • Using the same patterned paper, make two banners measuring 3/4 x 4 and notched at the end.
  • Stamp the birthday to you on a 1/2 inch piece of Whisper White in navy.

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For the inside, celebrate is stamped in Watermelon Wonder ink.  The balloon and the rest of the sentiment is stamped in navy.  The balloon is from the Balloon Adventure stamp set.

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We'll be making this card at my card classes on March 30 and 31st.  It will be one last hurrah for Sale-a-Bration.  Want to earn a free Sale-a-Bration item?  Spend $50 or more before shipping and tax, but March 31st is the last day!  Act now.  Did I tell you that the free items are now while supplies last.  The tin box is already gone.  Click on any of the icons below to go to my online store.  Thanks!

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CCMC450 and the Basket Bunch

How did the Basket Bunch bundle become my favorite thing in the Occasions catalog? I was not going to get it.  I told myself that it was seasonal and I wouldn't be able to use it very long.  The truth of the matter is that I love it!  I think I have made more with this bundle than any other.  The fact is that I needed the Basket Bunch stamp set and Basket Builder Framelits Dies. 

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 So here is another card made with the bundle for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  

CCMC450 with Basket Bunch

The color challenge of So Saffron, Sweet Sugarplum, and Mint Macaron just seem to scream Easter to me.  Here are all the details.

  • This card base is Thick Whisper White card stock measuring 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2.
  • The Mint Macaron card stock layer is cut at 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.
  • The patterned paper is from the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper pack.  It measures 3 3/4 x 5.  Did you see that SU has added this paper as a Sale-a-Bration free item?  Use #147363 to make it your choice.
  • The next layer is So Saffron card stock.  It is 2 5/8 x 4 1/8.
  • The last layer is also from the Succulent Garden DSP pack.  I love those Sweet Sugarplum squares.  Cut this piece 2 1/2 x 4.
  • Using the Big Shot, cut two grass pieces from Mint Macaron card stock.  You'll need to trim one of these, but you can hide where it is pieced under the eggs.
  • I ended up with 9 eggs.  I cut a plain egg and the 3 different intricate eggs in the three colors.  Glue them together in any way you wish.  Some are attached right on to the card and some are attached with dimensionals.

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  • The sentiment is from the Basket Bunch stamp set.  Stamp it on a 1/2 inch wide piece of Whisper White in Sweet Sugarplum.  Pair it with another piece of the Succulent Garden paper cut at 1/2 inch too.  They are about 3 inches long and notched on the end.  Finish it with a Sweet Sugarplum enamel shape heart.


For the inside of the card, use the part of the grass you cut off for the front grass.  I added another egg.

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Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you found some inspiration. It's not too late to get the Basket Bunch Bundle.  You'll be so glad you did!  Just click below!  Don't forget that you can get the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper as a free Sale-a-Bration choice #147363.


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Tasty Treats Specialty Paper Gets Cut!

Does it happen to you?  You have this beautiful specialty paper with glimmer or shiny spots.  You know, something special.  I have such a hard time cutting this paper.  I keep thinking that the paper needs a super special project.  I can never think of anything that would live up to the paper.  Well, guess what, the paper makes the project special.  Use it!  I'm preaching to myself!  I took the plunge and cut the strawberry and cherry shiny paper from Tasty Treats!  I realize that my design is simple, but the project is special!  Here's my card!

Cherry card with Tasty Treats Specialty DSP

Somehow the Basket Builder Framelits got in there!  What can I say?  I might be addicted.

  • The card base is Chocolate Chip card stock measuring 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2, and folded.
  • The Watermelon Wonder card stock layer measures 3 3/4 x 5.
  • The cherries and strawberries shiny paper from the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper pack is cut at 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.
  • A strip of paper from the same pack is 3/4 x 4 7/8.
  • For the focal point, start with a Whisper White circle cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies.  It's not in a catalog but you can order it.  Just ask me or click on the image below.
  • Cut a detailed basket from Chocolate Chip and a plain basket from Watermelon Wonder and glue them together.
  • Now get out those snips and cut out cherries from more paper.  I glued the basket down and then added the cherries on top.  I left a little room to slip some of the cherries just a little below the basket.
  • Add a Linen Thread bow.
  • The sentiment is from Tasty Trucks, a Sale-a-Bration item.  Stamp it in Chocolate Chip on a 1/2 inch piece of white.  Notch the end and add another cherry at the other end.  Glue the end with the cherry to the circle and put a half dimensional at the notched end.

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For the inside, the sentiment is from the Cool Treats stamp set.  Add some cherries inside with the same stamp set.

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I actually think that the simplicity of the design showcases the great specialty paper, don't you?  This card wouldn't have to be for a birthday.  Anyone would like wishes for a great day!  I do love how this turned out.  In fact, I'm going to make more of them.  I still have some of that great paper left!  Cut it!

DID YOU SEE THAT THE TASTY TREATS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER HAS BEEN ADDED AS A FREE ITEM FOR SALE-A-BRATION!!!!!  Use the #147364 to get it for free with you $50 order!  Click below to go to my store!



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