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Celebrating our Nation - Day 5

Celebrate 4th of July Series
Happy Friday!

I hope that you all had a fabulous and safe 4th of July!

Today is the last day in the holiday tutorial series. I hope that you've enjoyed these projects. And remember, these designs will work with ANY color inks and card stocks! Today's project shows how you can make your own Designer Series Paper with stamps and ink. For this card I used the Verdant Garden and Praiseworthy Prose stamp sets. 

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Today's Tutorial:

Base: 5-1/2"x 8-1/2" Real Red card stock base


  1. 2" x 5-3/8" Whisper White
  2. 2-1/4" x 5-3/8" Night of Navy
  3. 1" x 3-1/4" Whisper White
  4. 1-1/4" x 3-3/4" Real Red
  5. 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" Whisper White


  1. Using Real Red and Night of Navy inks, starting with Night of Navy images first, stamp images on Layer 1. 
  2. Using Real Red and Night of Navy Stampin' Write markers, color sentiment stamp, and stamp on Layer 3. Tip: Exhale breath on stamp just before stamping to remoisten ink. 
  3. Using Snail adhesive, adhere Layer 5 to card base. Then adhere Layer 2 to base and Layer 1 to Layer 2.
  4. Using Snail adhesive, adhere Layer 3 to Layer 4, then adhere these to card base.
  5. Finish off with double Whisper White Flax Ribbon bow and Rhinestones. To make bow, separate two strands from an 8" piece of Flax ribbon and tie into a bow. 

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Celebrating our Nation - Day 3 Here's to Celebrating!

Celebrating You 4th of July Series

My crafty project for you today is this simple, yet awesome, Celebrating You card. I loved designing this project! One of the things that I enjoy about this project is the ability to use it for occasions other than the 4th of July!  The simplicity of it makes it an easy card to duplicate! This card was made with the Perennial Birthday stamp set. I added two pieces of the Regals 6"x6" Designer Series Paper, a bit of  Whisper White Flax Ribbon, and some Clear Faceted Gems that I colored with Real Red Stampin' Blends. 

Today's Tutorial:

4-1/4"x11" Night of Navy card base scored at 5-1/2"


  1. Stitched Shapes Whisper White circle
  2. 4"x 5-1/4" Whisper White
  3. 3-3/4" x 5" Regals 6"x 6" Designer Series Paper
  4. 3" x 4-1/4" Night of Navy
  5. 2-7/8" x 4-1/8" Whisper White
  6. 2-3/4" x 4" Regals 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper
  7. 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White
  8. Whisper White Flax Ribbon double bow made by separating two strands from an 8" piece of the ribbon.


  1. Using Night of Navy ink, stamp sentiment on Layer 1.
  2. Using Snail adhesive, adhere Layer 2 to card base. Stack the remaining Layers on top of Layer 2 as follows; Layer 3, Layer 4, Layer 5, and Layer 6. 
  3. Use Snail adhesive to adhere Layer 1 to card base. 
  4. Adhere Layer 7 to inside of card base.
  5. Finish off with Clear Faceted Gems colored with Real Red blends, and Layer 8 applied with a glue dot.


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Celebrating our Nation - Day 2 Pizza Box Cookie Holder


Pizza Box 4th of July Series

Looking for a quick and simple treat holder for your 4th of July party?  Today I'm going to use the Butterfly Gala Bundle and the Butterfly Wishes stamp set.  How cute is this cookie box? don't have to put cookies in it, it can be brownies or any other treat you want. My mind just automatically goes to cookies. LOL  This project is one you can whip up in minutes, and while not the traditional Red, White, and Blue patterns we all expect, your family and guests will not forget them!



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Today's Tutorial:

Base: Mini Pizza Box - assembled


  1. 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" Whisper White
  2. 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" Whisper White for butterfly punch pieces
  3. 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" Regals 6"x6" Designer Series Paper
  4. 3"x 3" Sparkle Glimmer Paper
  5. 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" Real Red


  1. Using Real Red ink, stamp sentiment on Layer 1.
  2. Use Memento black ink, stamp butterfly outlines. Use Real Red and Night of  Navy inks to stamp fill in images for each outline. Be sure to use a foam mat with doing this step. Punch finished images out.
  3. Using Snail adhesive, adhere Layer 1 to Layer 3, and Layer 4 to Layer 5.
  4. Use glue dots to adhere Layer 3 to Layer 4. Use Snail to adhere Layer 5 to pizza box top.
  5. Use Wink of Stella on butterflies. Attach to top of box with mini dimensionals. 
  6. Finish off with Rhinestones.



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FREE Tutorial Thursday - Butterfly Wishes

Free Tutorial Thursday - June 27  2019

Welcome to FREE tutorial Thursday!

I am absolutely in LOVE with the new Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper and Butterfly Wishes Distinktive® stamps! This week's tutorial is an awesome example of #SimpleStamping. I needed a card to send to a very special friend, for a special occasion. I have been working a lot lately with the Pressed Petals DSP, and my mind immediately went to one sheet of it! And I knew what I wanted to make. I just love how realistic the flowers on this paper look. And the only work I had to do to use them was to cut a rectangle! How much easier can it get? LOL Of course, no card is complete without a little glimmer and shine on it!



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Today's Tutorial

Base: Merry Merlot 5-1/2"x8-1/2"

Layer 1: Whisper White punched piece using Every Day Label punch

Layer 2: 1"x 2" Whisper White cardstock

Layer 3: Rose Glimmer Every Day Label punched piece, cut in half length-wise.

Layer 4: 1 large Rose Glimmer Butterfly

Layer 5: 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" Whisper White cardstock (x's 2)

Layer 6: 4"x5-1/4" Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper


  1. Using Merry Merlot ink, stamp sentiment on Layer 1. Stamp small butterfly on Layer 2 and punch out.
  2. Use Mini Glue Dots to adhere Layer 1 to Layer 3, leaving just a small amount of Layer 3 showing around top and bottom edges of Layer 1.
  3. Use Mini Glue Dots to adhere Layer 2 (punched out piece) to Layer 4.
  4. Use Snail adhesive to adhere 1 piece of Layer 5 to card base. Adhere Layer 6 to card base also.
  5. Use dimensionals to adhere sentiment and butterflies to card base.
  6. Use Snail to adhere second piece of Layer 5 to inside of card base.
  7. Finish off with White Bakers Twine bow on butterflies, using glue dots.


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FREE Tutorial Thursday! Floral Essence Peek-a-Boo Card

Welcome to FREE Tutorial Thursday!

This week I'm stepping away from the "traditional" style card design and giving you a little WOW factor. As much as I love tradition, sometimes I want something a little more exciting.

This card design gives me just that, while still keeping the project simple.

We will be using the Floral Essence Bundle for this project. 

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1.) 4"x 5-1/4" Whisper White Card Stock

2.) 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper

3.) Perennial Flower Punch (2x's) in Rococo Rose Card Stock

4.) 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Rococo Rose Card Base


1.) Using Rococo Rose Ink, stamp sentiment on Layer 2, and Flowers on Layer 3. The sentiment should be stamped half way down the Layer as shown.

2.) About halfway down on 5-1/8" side of Layer 2, use Snips to make a cut. Cut should be about 1-3/4" into center of Layer. Use bone folder to fold back paper at angles. Trim ends that hang over to make the folds flush with the edge of the paper. Adhere flaps down with Snail adhesive. Adhere to Layer 1.

3.) Adhere two pieces of Layer 3 together using a glue dot in the center and off-setting the two pieces to form the flower. Use bone folder to gently curl the leaves upward. Use a glue dot to adhere Layer 3 to Layer 1. 

4.) Finish off with a Perennial Essence Floral Center in the middle of Layer 3.


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