Paper Quilt Block Card 2

This card a made from Dapper Denim, Calypso Coral and Whisper White. A slightly different version from Tuesday’s card.

Since orange and blue are Complementary Colors, they work well together or as the name suggests they compliment each other.  Complementary Colors are any two colors which are directly opposite each other.  Orange and Blue are complementary colors, so they produce a really striking effect. It depends on the shade of orange and blue. As you can see, a vibrant orange, such as Calypso Coral and a bright blue, like Dapper Denim, work really well together.

Try a few of these. I’m working on a larger version to use in a frame as a wall-hanging. I’ll post it as soon as I finish it.

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Paper Quilt Block Card

Today’s share are a few Paper Quilt Block Cards and designs. I’m hoping to make some with the new Stampin’ Up! 2017-2019 In-Colors. So, stay tuned and check back.

This card was made using a quilt and shape dies I have. You can use any of your geometric shaped dies to create beautiful Paper Quilt Blocks. Mix up the designer Series Paper patterns as you would fabric. In quilt making you should try to go with a light, medium and dark colors/patterns that don’t compete, but compliment each other.

In the above card the light color is the Flirty Flamingo Design, the medium color is the blue and white and the dark color is the Dapper Denim border.  Die cut and punch out different shapes and play around with different colors and patterns. You’ll be surprised at how many variations you’ll achieve.

Come visit again on tomorrow for a slightly different variation.

Make what you love… and love what you make…


Bunch of Blossoms: In a Jar of Love


Two great stampe sets were used here for this card; Bunch of Blossoms and Jar of Love. Both stamp sets are so versatile and can be used in many different ways,



Smokey Slate 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″

Whisper White 4″ x 5-1/4″ and 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ plus a scrap piece for stamping flowers

Playful Palette DSP 3-1/2″ x 1″

Flirty Flamingo 3-3/4″ x 5″

Irresistibly Floral Specility Paper 5″ x 3″ for stamping jar


  • On the piece of Irresistibly Paper stamp the jar from the Jar of Love stamp set on Basic Gray Ink.
  • On the back pf the stamped jar take a Dauber and Pool Party Ink and sponge over the Irresistibly Paper to look like water in the jar. This paper has a white-on-white design that shows up when paper is inked.
  • On the scrap piece of Whisper White Card Stock stamp the flower from the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set. The Bunch of Blossoms Stamp Set and coordinating ` makes stamping and punching easy.  The Bunch of Blossoms stamp set is a fun two-step photopolymer set, which makes for quick and easy stamp placement.  The flowers were stamped in Calypso Coral and Blushing Bride, You’ll want to stamp three.
  •  The stems were stamped in Wild Wasabi right on the 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ Whisper White piece of card stock. Placement is important, becasue you want to be able to have the stems coming out of the jar with enough room for the flower heads on top.
  • Stamp “Hello” in Calypso Coral Ink on a scrap of Whisper White and cut it out with a small label punch



  • With the Jar of Love Framelits and the Big Shot cut out the jar,
  • With the Builder Blossom Punch, punch out the three stamped flowers.

Adhere and layer everything as shown in the photo. Wrap a piece of blue and white Baker’s Twine on the front of the jar.

Check back often and I’ll see you then.


Embrace the day,






Painted Blooms: Celebrate You Card

Today’s share  is the fourth card from the terrific Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper. This card is a “Celebrate You” card. This card can be given to as a birthday, graduation, promotion or even as a friendship card. Again let me remind you we are still on one 12″ x 12″ sheet of the Painted Blooms DSP! I think this sheet is amazing, spectacular and fantastic too!painted bloom one sheet finalTo make the cards, you first have to cut the sheet of the Painted Blooms designer paper into 4″ x 6″ pieces. Some of these will need to be trimmed down, depending on the card you’re making. But this is where it all begins.

Painted Bloom One Sheet Wonder

Painted Bloom CelebrateThis “Celebrate You” card uses the top middle piece of the Painted Blooms DSP.


Cut an A-2 card base from Whisper White card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and score it at 4-1/4″


Cut a 5-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Strawberry Slush


And, cut down the piece of the Painted Blooms DSP to  5″ x 3-1/2″


From the Fabulous Four set,  stamp the “Celebrate You” in Strawberry Slush Ink on to the Painted Blooms layer.


Affix all the card stock and paper layers with SNAIL Adhesive and you’re done. It’s as simple as that!


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See you tomorrow for a two card share!



Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Painted Blooms: Thank You Card

This Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper card is number three. Who doesn’t need a thank you card from time to time? I know it seemed like I’m always sending thank you cards to family and friends for all their kindnesses! And it’s hard to believe that this card and three more are still from the same sheet of the Painted Blooms DSP!painted bloom one sheet finalTo make the cards, you first have to cut the sheet of the Painted Blooms designer paper into 4″ x 6″ pieces. Some of these will need to be trimmed down, depending on the card you’re making. But this is where it all begins.

Painted Bloom One Sheet Wonder

This thank you card was made from the top left corner piece of the Painted Blooms DSP.


Painted Bloom Thank YouFor the card base, cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Strawberry Slush card stock and score it at 4-1/4″.


Trim down the Painted Blooms DSP to 5″ x 3-3/4″.


On the DSP stamp “Thanks” from the Fabulous Four stamp set in Blackberry Bliss Ink. This stamp set was named appropriately, because the four sentiments are incredibly BIG and useful. They’re almost like a graphic image in themselves.


Now with the Corner Punch round out the upper right corner and bottom left corner of the Strawberry Slush and the Painted Blooms DSP.


Layer and adhere the Strawberry Slush and DSP together.


And, there you have another easy card to add to you stash of ready made cards! On any of these cards you can switch up the colors and add your own embellishments~or not. If you haven’t ordered this Painted Blooms DSP yet, go ahead and order it, You’ll be happy you did!



Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Crazy About You Rainbow Flower Card

Crazy About You Header

Welcome back Friends!


Today’s share is a card from my Sunday’s Workshop. We had so much fun making all the projects, plus we all celebrated St. Paddy’s Day with a great Irish feast. It was nice seeing so many attend this workshop. It truly was, “Magically Delicious!”


This card has a rainbow theme to it. I tried to incorporate a different flare to the Crazy About You stamp set by stamping the flowers and stems in rainbow colors.

Crazy About You Final

Let’s get started on how to make this card!


First you need to cut a 7″ x 10″ card base from Blackberry Bliss and score it at 5″. Blackberry Bliss is a dark, rich color that can work well as a neutral; believe it or not!


Next, cut a 6-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ piece of Whisper White card stock.


On the Whisper White stamp the stem and leaves in Real Red (left), then Daffodil Delight (center) and Marina Mist (right).

Crazy About You red yellow


On a separate piece of Whisper White, stamp the flower in Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Marina Mist. Punch out the flowers with the Medallion Flower Punch and set them aside.


On another piece of Whisper White stamp the flower in Tangelo Twist, Wild Wasabi and Wisteria Wonder. Punch out the flowers and cut them in half. Crazy About You Purple Flower


Take the cut half flowers and adhere them as follows; the Tangelo Twist half onto the Real Red flower, the Wild Wasabi half onto the Daffodil Delight and the Wisteria Wonder half onto the Marina Mist flower.


Stamp the stem and leaves in Tangelo Twist, Wild Wasabi and Wisteria Wonder. Cut out 2-3 leaves from the stamped stems and lay aside.


Crazy About You Detail


Next take the leaves you cut from the stems and glue them onto the stems you stamped on the Whisper White base as follows; the Tangelo Twist cut leaves onto Real Red, the Wild Wasabi cut leaves onto the Daffodil Delight stem and the Wisteria Wonder cut leaves onto the Marina Mist.


On a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock stamp the sentiment, “Celebrating You” in Blackberry Bliss and punch it out with the Decorative Label Punch. Along the edges with a Sponge Dauber, sponge on some Blackberry Bliss.


With SNAIL affix the Whisper White card base onto the Blackberry Bliss card.


Then affix the flowers with Dimensionals and adhere the sentiment and two cut half flowers on the bottom edge of the Whisper White layer. Done. Done. Done!


Wishing you a life filled with rainbow flowers and don’t forget to leave comments, please.


Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator





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Painted Petals: You’re Amazingly Amazing Card

Painted Petals Header Amazing

Well, well, well! It seems as though I can’t get enough of this Stampin’ Up! Painted Petals Stamp Set! This card we made at my January Workshop. Again, I chose to use Smokey Slate, Whisper White and Pink Pirouette combination. Call me sentimental!

Painted Petals Amazing Card

Here’s what to do:


1. Cut an A-2 horizontal card base at 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″ from Smokey Slate Card Stock


2. Cut two  5″ x 3-3/4″ and one 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ piece from Whisper White Card Stock. One of the 5″ x 3-3/4” pieces is for the inside of the card.


3. On the smaller piece of Whisper White Card Stock stamp the stem and leaves image first in Mossy Meadow. I found it easier to line up the flowers to the stem, then the other way around. Placement of the stem should be somewhat on the top and to the left.


4. Then go ahead and Ink up the flowers image in Strawberry Slush Ink. Line up the flowers on the stem before stamping. Don’t worry about getting a solid inked image with the flowers. The variegation is nice and shows off the canvas or cross hatched texture. You’ll see it if you look closely at my card,


Painted Petals Detail Amazing


5. Next, stamp the “Amazing” greeting in Smokey Slate Ink. Tuck the greeting on the card where it fits best. Make sure to leave enough room to wrap the ribbon along the bottom of the card.





6. Wrap a piece of Basic Grey Stitched Ribbon across the bottom. Tack it down with a few Glue Dots. Wait on the bow until you have all the card layers adhered.


7. Now adhere all the card stock layers together.


8. Make a separate bow and adhere it with another Glue Dot.


9. Place Basic Rhinestones in the flower centers.


You’re done!


FYI ButtonThe Painted Petals Stamp Set is a Photopolymer set, which by the way is my favorite kind of stamp. Unlike the “clear” stamps the photopolymer stamps are not only transparent, so you can see where you’re stamping, hence perfect placement, but they’re also etched wonderfully deep! The top-quality photopolymer has just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time and is well-suited for Stampin’ Up!’s firm-foam pads.


To view all of Stampin’ Up!’s Photopolymer Stamps CLICK HERE


Don’t take my word for it check out this video:



Remember, “Make what you love and love what you make,” and thanks for stopping by.


Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Big Shot: Flower Daisies Die

Back before Easter, I ran across these Daisies made using Stampin’ Up! Big Shot Flower Daisies Die, now retired 🙁  I had all the card stock cut for a workshop that never took place, because of the house fire. On Sunday I pulled out the flowers and we made these fun daisies.


Big Shot Flower Daisies


For the daisy flowers you can use any color combinations. I used So Saffron, Perfect Plum, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Garden Green and Island Indigo.


Big Shot Flower Paper DaisiesFor each daisy you need to cut two of all three sizes on the Big Shot Flower Daisies Die. For the smallest daisy I mixed two different colors. Adhere the same size flower to the other. Line them up, so the flower petals are in between the other. Punch out a 1″ Circle and adhere it to the back of the largest flower pair. I used Garden Green Card Stock for this. On the top of the smallest daisy adhere a 1/2″ Circle. Put all three flower sizes together with Dimensionals.


Big Shot Paper Flower Daisy

Take a wooden skewer and a Garden Green Marker. With the brush end of the marker color the skewer.  Rip some thin long leaves out of Garden Green Card Stock. Adhere them with a Glue Dot. Trim down the skewer, so all the daisies are different heights for visual appeal.


To assemble the flower, poke the wooden skewer from the back through the Dimensionals. Add a bit of Tombow Multi Purpose Glue to secure.


For the flower center punch out a 3/4″ Circle and adhere it with another Dimensional. Arrange all the petals either up or down for a natural look.

Big Shot Paper Flower Daisies


Try making these for center-pieces or leave the stems off and use the daisies to embellish your cards, boxes, scrap book pages or frames. These would make a great summer party favor. Just sayin’…


As ever, Stampin’ Hugs and thanks for stopping by!

Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Delicate Doilies “For You” Card…

I don’t know about you, but I love this new Stampin’ Up Delicate Doilies stamp set! Today’s feature is a fairly easy card to make. I had great fun coloring in the open holes on the doily images.

Delicat Doilies 1

Cut a 5-1/2′ x 8-1/2″ of Wisteria Wonder card stock and score it at 4-1/4″


I chose Wisteria Wonder as the base for this card, because I felt this new In-Color is as delicate as the doilies are.


Cut a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White card stock for the first layer Delicate Doilies & Wisteria Wonder Card


Cut a 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ piece of Crumb Cake card stock for the top layer.


On the piece of Crumb Cake, stamp several doily images in Versa Mark, sprinkle on White Embossing Powder and heat using a Heat Tool.


Stamp an uneven number of images for a balance, but not symmetrical look.


There are several ways you can color in your doilies. One way is to use your re-inkers by squeezing a few drops onto a palette Delicate Doiles Detail (plastic disposable plates work well) and with your Aqua Painter pick up some color and paint in the areas you want colored. Another way to color is simply with your Markers. The Markers give you a darker, more even color. The choice is yours. I used the Wisteria Wonder Re-inker and Aqua Brush method. The ink stays in each area because of the embossed raised outlines.


I layered the Crumb Cake on the Whisper White layer and wrapped the two layers with a Wisteria Wonder piece of Ruffled Ribbon. I made a separate bow and adhered it with a Glue Dot. Don’t you just love this ribbon?


On a scrap piece of Wisteria Wonder, I stamped in Versa Mark, “for you” from the Clearly for You stamp set and heat embossed it with White Delicate Doilies Bow:Message Detail Embossing Powder. With the  1-3/8″ x 5/8″ Small Oval Punch (retired), I punched out the message. Here’s another tool tip when wanting to punch out a shape on a small piece of card stock: just stick the card stock on a sticky note and slide it into the punch. Works every time. With the Scallop Oval Punch I punched out an oval out of Whisper White and in each scallop I pierced a hole with a Piercing Tool.


Here are some other samples using different colors. These would make great ornaments if you backed two of them and place a ribbon hanger in between. They remind me of stained glass windows.

Delicate Doiles in Christmas Colors

Delicate Doilies in 2011-12 In-Colors











Thanks for stopping by on this Monday. And, remember it’s not too early to start thinking about the holidays. If you would like to make extra money from home while teaching, sharing and doing what you love join the Lakeside Stamper Circle. EMAIL ME for details.


Stampin’ Hugs,

Siggy 2


My Hydrangea, My Inspiration…


Hi, Lakeside Stampers!


I certainly hope all of you are getting out and enjoying the great weather we are having here in New York. Yes, it’s been HOT, but, then again it is summer. For this card I was inspired by the Hydrangea, to the right, that John gave me. I have to admit I do love Hydrangeas.

As it turns in the Stampin’ Up! Hostess Stamp Set, “Because I Care,” one stamp is a Hydrangea. 

Here is the card I made and how I did it. 



Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz, two In-Colors were used for this card along with Whisper White.


First, I cut a piece of Blushing Bride Card Stock to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and scored it at 4-1/4″. 



 With another piece of Blushing Bride I used my Big Shot and my Oval Die and cut it out. On the oval I stamped the hydrangea from the Because I Care Stamp Set in Concord Crush Ink.  I used my markers because I wanted the leaves in Old Olive and I wanted dabs of Old Olive on the petals for depth. On a separate sheet of Blushing Bride I stamped the hydrangea again using the same colors.


On this sheet I used the 4 petal flower shape from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack to cut individual flowers. I then cut out the flower stem and leaves. With my Tombow Multi-Purpose Glue I glued each petal over the oval stamped image. I glued the stem and leaves in the same manner. To each petal I glued a bead.

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Here is a real close up of the beads. I wanted to use Stampin’ Up!s new pearls but my order of them didn’t arrive when I made this card.


I then cut a 3″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White Card Stock and stamped it in a random pattern with the flower vine image from the Tiny Tags Stamp Set in Pretty-in-Pink ink.


I layered the Whisper White onto a 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ piece of Pear Pizzazz Card Stock


On top of those I adhered the Blushing Bride hydrangea oval.


On the front and back of the Blushing Bride card I stamped the diamond pattern with the retired Block Stamp Print Pattern using my Blushing Bride Marker.


For the greeting i stamped the image from Oval All in Pear Pizzazz and punched it out with the 1-3/4″ x 7/8″ Large Oval Punch. On a piece of Pear Pizzazz Card Stock I punched out a Extra Large Scallop Oval. I layered the two and glued on one of the punched flowers. 


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Thanks for stopping by!


Stampin’ Hugs,






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