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Clipboard Calendar: November 2016

2016 Calendar Nov HeaderNovember holds one of my favorite holidays-Thanksgiving.  I love the celebration of a meal with loved ones,  all the colors associated with Autumn; on the brink of Winter and the mindful gratitude. I think this stamp Tweet Leaves, in all it’s simplicity and sweetness says it all.

2016 Calendar Nov

NOVEMBER Calendar 2016

Tweet Leaves (retired)
Four Seasons(retired)
Project Life Holiday Cheer


Hello Honey (5″ x 7-1/2″)
Very Vanilla (3″ x 3-1/2″) & (3-1/2″ x 2-7/8″)


Tangelo Twist
Blackberry Bliss


Multi-Purpose Glue or SNAIL, 2014-2016 In-Color Markers, Sponge Dauber
6″ x 9″ Clipboard from dollar store

2016 Calendar Nov Detail
1. Ink up the Tweet Leaves stamp using the In-Color Markers. Huff on the inked stamp before stamping onto the 3″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Very Vanilla
2. Stamp the greeting “So Thankful” in Blackberry Bliss Ink and stamp it in the bottom right hand corner of the Very Vanilla or where ever it comfortably fits.
3. On the 3-1/2″ x 2-7/8″ piece of Very Vanilla adhere the November Calendar
4. Distress all edges of the two pieces of Very Vanilla with a Sponge Dauber and Tangelo Twist Ink
5. On the Hello Honey card stock stamp the leaf image from the Four Seasons stamp set randomly in Tangelo Twist Ink.
6. Center and adhere the two pieces of Very Vanilla card stock onto the Hello Honey.


One month left to go…I’ll see you tomorrow.


Keep making what you love and loving what you make,





Clipboard Calendar: October 2016

2016 Calendar Oct Header

Need I say more for October? I think it’s obvious October is for Halloween and so, is the October Calendar theme. And, the perfect stamp set to use is the Holiday Home. I love the little bats flying around.

2016 Calendar Oct

OCTOBER Calendar 2016
Holiday Home
Teeny Tiny Wishes

Tangelo Twist (5″ x 7-1/2″)
Basic Black (4″ x 6-1/2″)
Wisteria Wonder (3-1/2″ x 6″)
Whisper White (1-1/2″ x2-1/2″)

Tangelo Twist

Multi-Purpose Glue or SNAIL, Blendabilities or markers- Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight & Wisteria
Wonder, Homemade Holiday Framelits, Big Shot
6″ x 9″ Clipboard from dollar store

2016 Calendar Oct Detail
1. Ink up one of the houses from the Holiday Home stamp set in Memento Ink
and stamp it on the Whisper White card stock


2. Color in the house with Pumpkin Pie (house), Wisteria Wonder (Door & Roof), and Daffodil Delight (Windows) Blendabilities or markers.


3. Line & match up the stamped house with the Homemade Holiday Framelits
and run it through the Big Shot.


4. Adhere the house on the Wisteria Wonder card stock towards the top edge
and left hand side.


5. Ink up the bat and lamp-post stamps in Memento Ink and stamp them on
the Wisteria Wonder card stock so that the bats are flying and the lamp-post is
beside the house


6. Ink up the pumpkin stamp in Tangelo Ink and stamp a few pumpkins
alongside the house


7. Ink up the pumpkin jack-o-lantern faces in Memento Ink and stamp on


8. From the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set ink up “Happy Halloween” in Memento and stamp where it fits comfortably on the Wisteria Wonder card stock


9. Adhere the October calendar on the bottom of the Wisteria Wonder card



10. Layer the Tangelo Twist, Basic Black and Wisteria Wonder card stocks as


Two more months to go and you will have completed your 2016 Calendar just in time for the New Year.


Craft on my sweet friends…





Clipboard Calendar: September 2016

2016 Calendar Sept HeaderI love this September Calendar! The Basic Black Card Stock works as a blackboard background and is perfect for writing on using a Chalk Marker. You can be as creative as you’d like with this, I just chose the basic “A, B, C” theme and simple line drawings of an apple and crayon.  If you have the wood grain stamp, stamp up the Soft Suede first. How much fun is this?

2016 Calendar Sept

SEPTEMBER Calendar 2016


Real Red (5″ x 7-1/2″)
Soft Suede (4″ x 3-1/2″)
Basic Black (3-1/2″x 2-7/8″0 & (3-1/2″ x 3″)




Multi-Purpose Glue or SNAIL, Chalk Marker
6″ x 9″ Clipboard from dollar store

2016 Calendar Sept Detail
1. On the 3-1/2″ x 3″ piece of Basic Black card stock hand write “A,B,C” and a
few chalkboard looking drawings with a Chalkboard Marker to resemble a
school chalkboard.
2. Attach this chalked up piece to the piece of Soft Suede card stock.
3. Adhere the September calendar to the 3-1/2″ x 2-7/8″ piece of Basic Black
card stock.
4. Center the two pieces and adhere them as shown to the Real Red card


Please join me tomorrow for the October Calendar share. See you then.


Embrace this great day!




Clipboard Calendar: August 2016

2016 Calendar Aug HeaderAugust screams Summer! And, Summer screams watermelon. I love this watermelon idea using the Work of Art Stamp Set. Not only can watermelons be made, but you can also make rainbows and very subtle or not so subtle backgrounds.

2016 Calendar Aug

AUGUST Calendar 2016


Work of Art
Project Life Day to Day
Good Greetings


Strawberry Slush (5″ x 7-1/2″)
Whisper White (4″ x 6-1/2″)
Basic Black scraps


Strawberry Slush
Mossy Meadow


Multi-Purpose Glue or SNAIL, Bird Builder Punch
6″ x 9″ Clipboard from dollar store

2016 Calendar Aug Detail
1. On the 4″ x 6-1/2″ piece of Whisper White card stock, stamp the brush stroke image from the Work of Art stamp set in Mossy Meadow about 3″ down from the top edge of the card stock.This stamped image is the watermelon rind.


2. Using the same cleaned brush stroke image stamp it twice above the Mossy Meadow. Leave a strip of the Whisper White card stock showing. Stamp it in Strawberry Slush Ink to resemble the watermelon


3. In the top left hand corner stamp SUMMER from the Project Life Day to Day stamp set in Mossy Meadow and above it stamp CELEBRATE from the Good Greetings stamp set in Mossy Meadow as well.


4. Stamp the heart image from the Work of Art stamp set in Strawberry Slush randomly on the Whisper White card stock background.


5. Adhere the August calendar to the bottom of the Whisper White card stock.


6. With the scraps of Basic Black card stock punch out the leaf part of the Build a Bird Punch. Cut the leaves off and adhere them as watermelon seeds to the watermelon.


Phew-September’s share tomorrow! Wow this is going fast. Look soon for cards and projects made using supplies from the new Stampin’ Up! 2016 Occasions Catalog.


Embrace the day and thanks for stopping by,



TOOL TIP: Festive Flower Builder

139682O1Many of you have asked me how to easily punch out all of the pieces from the  new Festive Flower Builder Punch (139682). It really is quite simple if you do a bit of cutting initially with the dimensions I’ve given below.

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These poinsettias will go together pretty quickly if you simply cut 8-1/2″ x 2-1/2 strips and then stick the strip in Festive Builder Punch exactly where you want to punch. Three of the strips will make one complete flower.


Then you simply need one 6″x 2-1/2″” green strip to punch out three leaves.  For the center of the poinsettia use a scrap of 2″ x 2″ piece of Crushed Curry or such. These are gorgeous when made. You are now ready to start assembling these quite beautiful poinsettias. Here’s how to do that

I’m not sure when I’ll post again, because of our move… Hoping the week after next.  However, I have pre-scheduled my 12 Weeks of Christmas, so you won’t miss a beat on that. And. if you haven’t signed up to receive my newsletter you can remedy that by signing up in my “Welcome Basket” on my sidebar. When you do that, you’ll receive my 12 Weeks of Christmas automatically. This week will feature the third project.


See you all soon.


And, remember to make what you love and love what you make.


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How to: Make the Perfect Paper Rose


Hello and Hello once again Stampers!


I bought this wire basket holding three glass bottles on sale and I knew immediately I wanted to decorate it with Paper Roses. I initially thought I would decorate each bottle with a rose, but when I tried it, the roses and bottles looked too uniform and symmetrical for my taste. So, that’s when I decided to embellish the wire baskets’ front.


Realistic Paper Roses are one of my all-time favorite projects to make. Realistic being  the operative word here. Sometimes Paper Roses or paper flowers look like paper flowers; hard edged, no real depth to them and not realistic. If that’s what you’re going for then all is good. However, for these Paper Roses I aimed for realistic. See if I delivered?

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Spiral Flower Die Perfect Paper Rose 1If you look closely there are actually two kinds of roses. The center of the one shown above was made the following way…

Perfect paper Roses 01Cut a 11″ x 1/2″ strip of Very Vanilla Cardstock. Distress one edge with a Sponge Dauber, Blushing Bride, Wisteria Wonder and or Marina Mist Ink. Cut along the same edge as the photo shows. You could probably use the Stampin’ Up! Fringe Scissors. I couldn’t find mine!  Take the distressed and fringed strip and simply roll it.


Cut out three to five flowers using the Spiral Flower Die and The BIG Shot. I cut some from Very Vanilla Cardstock and distressed the edges. Distress the cut Spiral Flowers edges with the same color as the strip. The samples in the photos were done in Blushing Bride. Add more color to the center circle. I originally wanted to stamp the Spiral Flower, but I wasn’t achieving the effect I wanted.


Perfect Paper Rose 02Next you want to take the rolled up fringed strip and starting at the smallest point of the spiral, line up the bottom edges and roll them together. When you’re finished rolling fold up the middle circle, add some Multi-Purpose Glue and adhere the rolled flower on to the glue. Hold it for a few seconds then put it asides to dry.




Spiral Flower Die Perfect Paper Roses

Instructions for the other roses.

First cut out a rose using the Spiral Flower Die and The BIG Shot again, only this time cut the spiral flowers out of a colored cardstock. The two shown above were cut from Daffodil Delight and Mint Macaron.

Spiral Flower Die Perfect Paper Rose 4Place the spiral under a tap of running water or place it in a zip lock bag and spritz it with some water using a Stampin’ Spritzer. The Stampin’ Spritzer works well, because it sprays a small amount of water, so it’s very controllable. I use a plastic bag just to keep my work station dry. While the spiral is still wet crumple it up and uncrumple it. Is uncrumple even a word? My spell check doesn’t think so. But, you know what I mean.


Then start rolling up the spiral starting from the small end again.  Roll it as tight as you can. A pointy pair of tweezers helps to get it started. Once it’s tightly rolled let go and let it loosen up on it’s own. You can’t glue it in place until it’s fully dry. However, it’s at this point you can bend each petal, so when it does dry it will resemble a rose. Once it’s dry add glue to the center circle once again and adhere the rolled rose.


On Very Vanilla stamp the leaves from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set in Cucumber Crush Ink and fussy cut them out.


For this project the roses were adhered using a hot glue gun. You can make and use these Paper Roses to embellish any basket, bottle, place setting, journal, party favor, head-bands, etcetera  These would even make a great bouquet or topiary. I know the front of the basket says, “Flowers”, but I think I’ll use this to store my paint brushes!

Spiral Flower Dies Perfect Paper Roses

Thanks for reading this loooong post! I sincerely hope you give these a try. If you don’t have a Spiral Flower Die you can order one from me HERE






Moon Lake: Coasters

Hello Crafty Friends!

Because I live on a lake and near water I’m naturally drawn to stamp sets with all things nature!  This new Stampin’ Up! stamp set called  Moon Lake   is no exception. I have so many project ideas using this set so, look to the future for them all. See what you think?

Moon Lake Coasters

Before we get started, let me just say you can make more coasters if needed. We made these at my workshop, so only four were made and because the Moon Lake stamp set has three images, one image was repeated to complete the set. Some made four of the same image. These coasters remind me of the ones that a brewery up here use and hand out. My husband John loves to go there, not only for the beer, but for the coasters as well.


These coasters were made from the Coasterboard and Chalkboard from Stampin’ Up! When layered together, I have to say they are pretty sturdy.


Let’s get started:

Moon Lake Finished Duck Coaster


1. On a piece of Coasterboard stamp the images you want to use from the Moon Lake stamp set in Momento Ink. You can use other inks, but I wanted to use a mix of coloring mediums including Blendabilities. Make sure to leave enough space in-between stamped images for cutting them out with a circle die.



2. Once stamped, run the images through the BIG Shot with the 3-1/4″ Circle Die.  Cut each image out using the circle die.



3. With your BIG Shot again, cut the black Chalkboard with the 3-5/8″ Circle Die from the Circles Collection.


Moon Lake Finished Rowboat Coaster


4. Next, color in your images. I used a combination of Blendabilities, colored pencils and crayons. I love how the crayons look, because they picked up some of the texture from the Coasterboard.



5. Once you’re happy with your coloring, give each coaster a light spray of clear Acrylic Sealer found at Michael’s or AC Moore.



Moon Lake Finished Oriole Coaster

6. When sealer is dry take some Multi-Purpose Glue and attach the stamped Coasterboard and the cut Chalkboard together and weigh down with a book or such.


That’s all to it! Make these using any stamp set. Florals would be so nice such as the new FREE Sale-A-Bration Lotus Blossom set as well as any masculine stamp sets such as the Traveler set. Distressed edges would be nice as well. For these I liked the contrast between the Coasterboard and Chalkboard so I left the edges as is. Use your imagination!



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Easel Card Votive

I know this is my 3rd votive project, but these are so simple to make and battery operated candles can still be found in your local craft stores. This is an Easel Card Votive.  Again very easy to make, because we are truly down to the wire now.

Easel Votive Card Not Lite


Here’s the “How To”:


1. Cut a 10-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ piece of Lost Lagoon Card Stock


2. Along the 10-1/2″ side score it at 3-1/2″  and 7″


3. Cut two different All is Calm Designer Series Paper sheets at 3-1/4″ x 4″.


Easel Votive Card Spread 1


4. Adhere one of the Designer Series Papers to the front panel.


5. Line up the tallest house from the Homemade Holiday Framelit dies and

run it through the BIG Shot


6. Stamp right on the Designer Series Paper with the White Christmas tree stamp and Basic Black Ink. Place the stamp so the two trees fall to the left hand side.


7. Cut a 3-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ strip of Whisper White Card Stock. On this piece stamp the tree image again making sure that once you cut along the hill the bottom of the tree trunks line up.


8. Cut the Whisper White along the snow covered hill and adhere it to the front of the card.


9. Stamp the snowman on a scrap piece of Whisper White, cut him out and adhere him on the hill.


10. On a 3″ x 2″ piece of Vellium Card Stock, stamp the tall house from the Holiday Home Stamp Set in VersaMark.


Inside Votive Card Spread 2


11, Sprinkle White Embossing Powder and heat with a Heat Tool until melted.


12. Adhere the piece of Vellium on the inside of the front panel so that the image lines up with the cut out shape.


13. Withe the card still opened as shown, adhere the other piece of All is Calm DSP to the right hand panel.

 Easel Votive Card Side View

14. Place a button on the bottom panel to use as a stop for the Easel Card when opened.


15. Place a battery operated candle inside and there you have it!

Easel Votive Card Lite


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Curvy Keepsake Box: Votive

Here’s a very nice and easy votive to make just in the “Nick” of time for Christmas. With the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit Die,  Vellium Card Stock and a battery Votive Candle you’ll have that perfect hostess gift or Christmas favor to adorn your festive Christmas dinner table.

Curvy Box Votive 2

This votive is so easy to make, it doesn’t really need directions, but here goes anyway.


1. Take a piece of Vellium Card Stock and cut it in half from corner to corner, so you have two triangular pieces.


2. Place the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit Die in the corner and run it through the BIG Shot, Repeat this for the other piece of Vellium.


3. Once you have your two pieces of the curvy box cut, stamp it up in VersaMark and sprinkle it with White Embossing Powder and heat it with a Heat Tool until the Embossing Powder is melted. I used a snowflake/star from the Bright & Beautiful Stamp Set.

Curvy Box Votive


4. Put the box together by adhering the bottoms.


5. Place a battery operated votive candle inside, curve the four sides up and you’re done!


These can be stamped with any image and embossed in any color.





You still have time to make all the projects I’ll be posting this week, so get to it!!


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Holiday Screen Card

Divider Card HeaderHello & Hello!


These divider/screen cards are popping up all over.  The technique isn’t mine, but this design is. This screen card can be made larger with four panels as well and can be used for any holiday or occasion! It can be folded up and mailed. Wouldn’t this ard look good on a mantel or table top?  The possibilities are endless…

Divider Card Stand Up

This is how the screen card is made:

1. Cut a 8-1/4″ x 6″ piece of Cherry Cobbler and score it at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″ (If you want a bigger four panel screen cut a 12″ x 6″ piece of card stock and score it at 3″, 6″ and 9″)


2.  Line up the Stampin’ Up! Decorative Label Punch in the middle of each score panel and punch a little more then halfway up the punch to form the screen’s legs. If you want shorter legs simply place the punch up about 1/4 of the way.Divider Card 1


3. Cut three 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ pieces of Designer Series Paper. If you want a layer of Whisper White for stamping cut three more panels at 2-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ to layer on top.


Divider Card side panel


4.  On this screen card the Nordic-Noel Designer Paper was used.  Cut out the Nordic houses from the appropriate sheet.





Divider card 25. For the center panel the Wondrous Wreath stamp was used, stamped in Garden Green, and Mossy Meadow. The berries and bow  were then stamped in Real Red.





6. Once the wreath and bow are stamped run them through the BIG Shot using the Wondrous Wreath Framelits Dies.


7. With Silver Glimmer Paper, cut out the, “NOEL” from the Wondrous Wreath Dies again. When cutting out delicate lettering such as the, “NOEL” place a piece of wax paper between the die and the card stock. This will ensure the letters will not get stuck in the die. To adhere the “NOEL” to the card use teeny-tiny dots of Multi-Purpose Glue.

Divider Card noel


8. Cut out two 1/2″ x 2-1/2″ strips of Silver Glimmer Paper.


9.  Put it all together as shown adding any embellishments you want. Rhinestones were added to this project. A girl just needs a little bling!

Divider Card flat

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