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Bring on the Cake Card…


Hello, Stampers and Paper-Artists,


In my neck of the woods more snow is predicted and while I know it won’t last, just the thought of snow makes me cringe. Thank goodness, I’m busy working on my April Class, “Everything Springtime” which is lifting my spirits.


Today’s card was another that we made at my Stamp-A-Stack Saturday. I love pink and brown, and, pink and black together. I tried a little different card type and I’m pleased with the marker results. I’m so very proud of the ladies who come to my classes and their coloring results as well. Nice job ladies!

Bring on the Cake


To create this card:


Cut a 4-1/4″ x 9-3/4″ piece of Pink Pirouette Card Stock and score it at 5-1/2″”. This leaves you with a 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ square flap.


Place a 5″ X 5″  piece of Basic Black Card Stock in a Big Shot and with the Scallop Square Die cut out  a square.  In each scallop with a Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack pierce each scallop.


Place a 4″ x 4″ piece of First Edition Designer Series paper in the Big Shot and cut out a square using the Scallop Square Duo. On this square stamp, “Happy Birthday” from the Bring on the Cake Stamp Set in Basic Black Ink. Stamp it the bottom right hand corner so your flower will really be featured.

Bring on the Cake Flower Detail
On a scrap piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock stamp the large blossom from the Bloomin’ Beautiful Stamp Set in Stazon Black Ink, hand color the flower with Water-Color Pencils or Markers and carefully cut it out. Adhere it to the First Edition Scallop Square.

Bring on the Cake Detail
Layer the First Edition on the Basic Black Scallop Square. Adhere the scallop square on the flap of Pink Pirouette.  Once it’s adhered place a Basic Pearl in each corner.

Bring on the Cake Ribbon Detail
Along the bottom edge of the card, with a Slotted Ribbon Punch (retired), punch slots along the edge. Weave Black Gingham Ribbon (retired) through the slots and tie a bow in the middle.


Round off each bottom corner with a Corner Round Punch.


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Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you in my April Newsletter.


Stampin’ Hugs,

Siggy 2


Embedded Embossed Butterflies…

Welcome, once again Lakeside Stamper Friends!

This card is one we made at my Friday’s Folded Card and Embedded Embossing Class.  Embedded Embossing is the hottest trend today in card-making. This was a hit with all the ladies in the class. They actually got giddy with excitement when it was their turn to emboss their cards. The Embedded Embossing Technique is very easy, but, has very impressive results. I’m always amazed at what one can achieve with paper. See if you don’t agree?

Embedded Embossing Card

Here’s what to do:

For your Card Stock layers,

1.    Cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Early Espresso Card Stock and score it at 4-1/4″.

2.    Cut a 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ of Baja Breeze Card Stock.

3.    Cut a 5″ x 3-3/4″ piece of  Very Vanilla Card Stock.

4.    With a piece of  Very Vanilla, the Big Shot and the Lattice Bigz Die cut out a lattice.

5.    With a piece of Pawsitively Prints II Designer Series Paper, the Big Shot and the Embosslits Beautiful Wings, cut & emboss the butterflies.

6.    With Snail Adhesive, tape the Very Vanilla Lattice cut-out on the Baja Breeze Card Stock.

7.    Then adhere the largest and smallest butterfly as shown.

Now comes the magic!

Detail ! Embedded Embossing
8.    Place the Baja Breeze with the lattice and butterflies, in the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and run it through the Big Shot.



9.    With a Detail 2 Embedded Embossing Brad in each hole.


10.    Layer the Very Vanilla on the Early Espresso and the Baja Breeze on the Very Vanilla.

11.    Adhere the other two butterflies as shown in the photo.

Sit back and admire the results!

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Stampin’ Hugs,


Business/Gift Card Holder…

Hello, Lakeside Stamper Friends!

I FINALLY got to hold a Stampin Up! Class last night! It did snow here and there was some icing, but, my loyal Lakeside Stampers  showed up and stamped their little hearts out! It was nice seeing everyone so excited and thrilled with the projects. To me that’s what it’s all about, the friendships and the sharing. And thanks to John we had nice desserts. Thanks John!

All in all we made four projects. This class covered a double fold card technique. inlay embossing, ribbon ruching and how to cut and score a business card holder. Today’s post will share with you the business card holder.

I din’t come up with the measurements of this project. These instructions were given to me by my up-line, Cathy, who shared them with us at our last meeting. I did  however, design and color coordinate this one.

Card Holder

What I think I love the most about this project is the fact that you use three envelopes. You can use it to store any business cards for handy referral. Im using mine for restaurant business cards which always seem to be in a drawer. This would be a nice welcoming gift for new neighbors or for a bridal shower filled with local business cards.

For starters you’ll need three 3-5/8″ x 6-1/2″ envelopes. Seal the envelopes and trim off 1/2″ from each end on all three envelopes.

Trimmed Envelopes with Brads 1 Next score the envelopes at 2-5/8″,  flip and score again at 2-5/8″ from the other end. You should wind up with a 1/4″ scored strip.

In the middle of the strip, pierce two holes with a Paper Piercer and hold the three envelopes together with two Silver Brads as shown.

Covered Envelopes with Designer Series Paper




To cover the envelopes I cut six 3-1/2″ x 2-3/8″ pieces of Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper and six pieces of 3-1/2″ x 2-3/8″ of Pear Pizzazz Card Stock. I adhered the pieces as shown using the Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper on the front of each envelope ans the Pear Pizzazz Card Stock on each back.



Punched & Designer Series Papered Envelopes

On each envelope I punched half circles with a 1-1/4″ Circle Punch. On the sides of the punch there are two ridges which help you to line up your paper at the halfway point accurately.

For the outside cover cut a 9″x 4″ piece of Cutting & Score Lines

To decorate the outside cover I cut one 3-3/4″ x 2″  and two 3-3/4″ x 2-5/8″ pieces of Pear Pizzazz Card Stock. Out of  Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper I cut one 3-1/2″ x 1-3/4″ and two 3-1/2″ x 2-3/8″ pieces.  This is how the cover looks covered.

Outside Paper Placement Card Holder

Sticky Strip Placement





The last step is to put some Sticky Strip as shown in photo and adhere the envelopes to the inside of the cover.

To secure the outside flap you can use Velcro Dots or Magnetic Dots.




I hope you like this project as much as the class did. Mix and match different papers and card stocks. It really is a “So Simple” project and the end result is not only useful, but, pretty to look at.


Stampin’ Hugs,

Siggy 2



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