Monday, February 19, 2018

Tutti-Frutti Meets Lemon Zest

With the crazy warm weather we are having in Phoenix, it won't be long until the citrus trees start to blossom around here, so I thought it would be fun to dig out the Lemon Zest and the great citrusy paper in Tutti-Frutti.


Whisper White Thick cardstock - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Basic Black - 4 3/4" x 3 1/2
Tutti-Frutti Designer Series Paper - 4 5/8" x 3 3/8"
Basic Black - 4 1/8" x 1 3/8"
Tutti-Frutti - Designer Series Paper - 4" x 1 1/4"
Whisper White - Stitched Shapes
Basic Black - Layering Circles

Stamps:  Lemon Zest
Ink: Peekaboo Peach

Inside I decided to layer up with more color and add another piece of the pretty Tutti-Frutti DSP

Tutti-Frutti - 5 1/4" x 4"
Whisper White - 5" x 3 3/4"

I also added a strip of leftover Tutti-Frutti.

Don't forget to dress up the envelope flap!

Thank you for looking in today!  Remember to fly your flags today - It's President's Day!

~ Donna

Sunday, February 18, 2018

The Secret Behind the Thank You Panda

So, let's go back to the little thank you notes I teased you with on Thursday.  Linda, if you're reading this, stop and wait until you receive yours at lunch on Monday!  (ha ha)

Since we made spinning birthday cards at Mary's workshop, I wanted to incorporate that idea into their thank you notes, so here's what I did.

Real Red is cut at 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"
Die Cut Circle from Seasonal Layers (blurry picture below)

Place a mini-dimensional onto a #6 washer and place it under the red square through the circle.

Place another #6 washer on this side of the mini dimensional.

I used a 3/4" circle left over from the workshop project.  Mostly to make centering the large circle on the washer a bit easier.  Add a couple of mini-glue dots to the washer.

To make sure the Panda would spin easily, I added for small pieces of foam adhesive strips.

The Gold Faceted Gem is used to actually spin the bear - since it wasn't rolling back and forth, it needed a bit of a "handle".

Thank you for looking in today.  Have a Blessed Sunday!

~ Donna

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Barn Door with Window Sheet Sliders

A couple of weeks ago I spotted a video of how to use our clear Window Sheets to make the Sliding Barn Door - instead of using the #6 washers.  When I went to find it, I couldn't find it, anywhere!  So, I put my brain in gear and did my best to remember how to do it and ended up doing it how it worked best for me.  I'm still tweaking it, but this will work for now.

If anyone has seen the video, please let me know.  I'd like to give credit for the original idea.  

Real Red - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Real Red - 5 1/4" x 4"
Whisper White - 3 7/8" x 2 1/2"
Soft Suede - for barn door
Whisper White - 5 1/4" x 4" (inside)

Link for instructions below.

Here is the first card I made, using different measurements on the window sheets and dimensionals.  None is visible here of course, and it worked, but I wanted to try other ideas first.

Besides, I wanted to play with the "barn cats".

Follow the instructions from Barn Door Blessings except instead of the #6 washers, use Window Sheets.

I also suggest using the Foam Strips instead of using the Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.  The Window Sheets are thinner than the washers - obviously, so the added foam (it is a little thicker than the Dimensionals), seemed to work better.

Remember to use the strips on the back before adhering to the front of the card.  

Friday, February 16, 2018

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~ Thank you for looking in today.


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Party Panda Thanks

Perfect name for this stamp set for today's card.  These are my thank you notes to those at last weeks' Stampin' Up! (workshop) Party!

I can't give you a lot of details because this card has a bit of a surprise and if any of the recipients see this, I don't want to give away the surprise.  I promise though full details in a few days.

How do you like the cute "back of the card stamp" I got from Vippies?  Vippies is the company from where I ordered my little calendars.  I love it!

Thank you for looking in today!  Happy Thursday!

~ Donna

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Painted With Love

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here's a quick throw together for the hubster.  

Blushing Bride - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Painted With Love Designer Series Paper - 5 1/4" x 4
Painted With Love Designer Series Paper - 4" x 1 1/2"
Blushing Bride - Heart 

Petal Palette Stamp Set
Rich Razzleberry Ink

Thank you for looking in today.  I hope you have a fun and Happy Valentine's Day!

~ Donna

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Simple Masculine Birthday

Who said it's hard to make a birthday card for a guy?  Well, not me any more.  Look how sharp this looks and it was so easy!


  • Whisper White Thick Cardstock - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
  • Basic Black - 5 1/4" X 4"
  • Petal Passion Designer Series Paper 5" x 3 3/4"
  • Basic Black - 4 1/4" x 3"
  • Whisper White - 4" x 2 3/4"

  • Stamp:  Stylized Birthday
  • Ink:  Memento Black

Pop up the Birthday and Mat layer with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Thank you for looking in today!  Happy Tuesday!

~ Donna

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