Technique Tuesday

I’m excited to share a little technique with you today… Embossing with Tear & Tape Adhesive.

Some of my favorite paper in last year’s catalogue  was the gold foil vellum designer paper. It came with gold embossed polka dots, stripes, and hearts.  Sadly, this paper is no longer available but I am going to show you how to make your own embossed striped background today.

The supplies you will need are as follows:
Vellum Cardstock (#101856) $10 – I used Whisper White in this sample
Tear & Tape Adhesive (#138995) $9.00
Embossing Buddy (#103083) $8.00
Embossing Powder – I used the new Copper Embossing Powder (141636) $6.75
Heat Tool (#129053) $40

Step One
Place your tear tape diagonally across your piece of cardstock.
Trim edges with a pair of paper snips.

Step Two
Gently swipe the embossing buddy over the entire piece of cardstock.

Step Three
Peel off the paper backing on all of the strips.

Step Four
Sprinkle embossing powder all over. Tap excess off into a tray. Heat emboss.

It’s that easy.

My finished card looks like this…
Love & Affection 3So why don’t you give it a try?

All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store HERE.

Happy Tuesday!

Love & Affection

There is a new stamp set in the catalogue that’s called Love & Affection…very fitting for me this weekend. Not only is it Father’s Day, but my husband and I celebrate 28 years of marriage tomorrow. We are still very much in love and are excited about this journey we get to travel on together. Life is full of ups and downs, planned days and days that catch us by surprise, but I’m so thankful for someone who anchors me and is there through all of it.

So back to the stamp set. I have 2 quick and easy cards to share with you today…ones that you can mass produce in a little amount of time. And they would definitely put a smile on the recipient’s face.  They both have pieces of the coordinating Designer Series Paper (DSP) on them (Affectionately Yours #141632), but this first one features the stamp set…Love & Affection 1 The second one features the new coordinating embossing folders (Floral Affection #141713)…Love & Affection 2I have a third card to share with you, but I will keep it a secret until Tuesday. I will be staring a small series of Techniques that I will be posting on Tuesdays only. It will be called Technique Tuesday. So stay tuned. You won’t want to miss this first great tip!

Supplies used:

Stamp Set:  Love & Affection (#141545)
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Mint Macaron, and Night of Navy
DSP:  Affectionately Yours (#141632)
Inks:  Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, and Daffodil Delight
Embossing Folder:  Floral Affection (#141713)
Ribbon:  White Baker’s Twine and Linen Thread

All these supplies can be ordered through my online store HERE.  

Simply Beautiful Card Class
Tuesday, June 28th
7 pm

I have a new card class in a couple of weeks. I’m super excited about it, because it features some of the trending images that are in the market right now…pineapples & flamingos. You will make 2 of each of these 4 designs that night. The only cost is a product order of at least $25. Once you see the new catalogue, that shouldn’t be hard to do.June 28 2016 ClassThere is limited space available so please RSVP today (
to reserve your spot. Invite a friend!

 Thanks for stopping by. I hope you all have an awesome weekend! Celebrate Love…

Sunburst Thinlits Die

This morning I have the projects we made with the Sunburst Thinlits Die. I thought I would get them up this weekend, but we were enjoying precious family time…as I hope you were. We actually celebrated 9 family birthdays yesterday, in addition to our Easter Celebration. Birthday-CardsHere they are…minus the little people…who just wanted to be in the picture because:) Birthday-KidsWith a growing family, sometimes we have to celebrate quarterly. This worked out well this time because our daughter and son-in-law were able to be here for Easter AND their birthday celebrations!

Okay…onto the projects! As I mentioned last time, Sherry Roth did the afternoon class at our event and prepped these 4 projects for us. They all featured the Sunburst Thinlits Die.

Card #1
We used the Sunburst Thinlits Die as a template to trace with a black marker.Sunburst-4Card #2
We cut a sunburst out of cardstock, placed it onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and sponged between the rays with long strokes starting in the middle so it went from darker to lighter. The clouds were punched out using the Tree Builder Punch (#138295).Sunburst-5Card #3
The Sunburst Thinlits Die used as a sunflower:) We sponged the rays to give it more dimension and embossed the Early Espresso circle with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (#133520). The leaf was from the Leaflets Framelits (#138283) and the Celebrate Today was die-cut using the PL Life Cards & Labels Framelits (#135707).Sunburst-6Card #4
This was probably the most challenging card, but I love it! We started with a piece of Watercolor Paper, wet it generously using a clean Aqua Painter. Then we used a few different colors of reinkers in the lids of the stamp pads to dip into (with the Aqua Painter) and worked from the middle out. It didn’t look very pretty…until we cut it out with the Sunburst Thinlits Die. Then look! We stamped random dots from Timeless Textures with White Craft Ink onto the Basic Black Cardstock and adhered the sunburst once the Watercolor Paper had dried.Sunburst-7I hope you enjoy your last day of the long weekend!

Thanks for stopping by,