Monday, December 18, 2017

Framed Rose Garden Window

This framed Rose Garden card idea originally came from LeeAnn Greff.  I just love her ideas and projects, so I decided to give it a try.

I love how it turned out, but then I realized there was no where to write anything inside with the rose kind of exposing everything.

So I made it again, but inside I put in a folded inner piece so that there is an extra flap to lift and write on a blank inside.

Perfect Plum - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Whisper White - 8" x 5 1/4", scored and folded at 4"

Adhere the folded Whisper White inside as you would any inside piece, except this time it's open like a mini card inside your main card.

To cut the window in the front of the card, use your Stampin' Up! Trimmer and make your cuts accordingly:

Horizontal Cuts - from the 1/2" mark to the 5" mark
Vertical Cuts - from the 1/2" mark to the 3 3/4" mark

Die cut the large rose with leaves from Rose Garden Thinlits.  It will hang out a bit, but you will trim those pieces off.  Begin at the fold because you won't be able to trim overages there.  Use your Liquid Multipurpose glue or the Fine Tip Glue pen to use just a little glue where needed.

Can you see where there is a flap for stamping your sentiment and then a back piece for writing your greeting to your recipient.

Thank you for looking in today.  Have a great week and stay safe if you're out shopping for those last minute gifts for family and friends.

Happy Monday!

~ Donna

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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Fat Free - Sugar Free - Gluten Free - Sneak Peek

How about another sneak peek from the upcoming Occasions Catalog?  Check out this cute card using one of the stamps from Birthday Wit and Tutti-Frutti 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper.

Bermuda Bay - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Tutti Frutti DSP - 5 1/4" x 4"
Bermuda Bay - 4 1/8" x 2 5/8"
Whisper White - 4" x 2 1/2"

Birthday Wit (2018 Occasions - available January 2018)
Party Pandas (2018 Sale-a-bration - available January 2018)

Ink:  Rose Red (although the matching color would probably be Berry Burst)

Whisper White - 5 1/4" x 4"
Tutti Frutti DSP - left over strip

Don't forget to bling up the front with some Rhinestones!

Thank you for looking in today!!  

Have a Blessed Sunday!

~ Donna

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Party with a Panda

You are going to LOVE these little Panda's and you'll love them even more when you can get them for free!  That's right, they are in the Sale-a-bration catalog that will begin January 3, 2018.  Spend $50.00 (before tax and shipping) and you can select them for free!

Seemed like a perfect time to make a birthday card or two using Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper. 

Pacific Point / Old Olive - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Old Olive / Pacific Point - 5 1/4" x 4"
Designer Series Paper - 5 1/8" x 3 7/8

Thank you for looking in today.  If you still need an Occasions catalog or a Sale-a-bration catalog, please email me and I'll send one of each out for you.  Mine arrived and I'm ready to start mailing!

Have a Happy Saturday!

~ Donna

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Keurig and Christmas

Remember the December Hostess Code 

December Hostess Code EVWRYBKE.  Spend $50.00 (before shipping and tax) on my website and you will earn a free gift from me.  This month's freebie is Linen Thread.  Your gift will be sent at the end of the month and will come directly from me.

For all the Keurig and Coffee lovers out there, check out this sweet little Keurig that holds a mini cup filled with whatever you like.  This one holds candies, but a Keurig Cup would fit perfectly as well.

This great little project comes directly from my upline, Lorri Heiling and I love that she shares her fun projects with her team.

If you would like the tutorial to go with this, there are a couple of options.  The first is to purchase it on Lorri's Blog.   OR I just bet, if you join my team I could share it with you like she did with me.

The 2018 Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration event is about to start in January.  A perfect time to join Stampin' Up! with new products and FREE items with qualifying purchases.  I'd love to have you on my Stamps Well With Others Team!

Inside, there's a little space perfect for a gift card, probably a coffee shop card would go best!

Thank you for looking in today.  It's Friday Eve!  Sounds better than Thursday, right?

~ Donna

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

HO HO Eclipse

So this card has been in my "to do" list for a while and it occurred to me if I didn't do it soon, it was going to be too late!  Christmas is less than two weeks away and time is slipping by quickly.

Real Red - 11" x 4 1/4", scored and folded at 5 1/2"
Whisper White - 5 1/4" x 4" (times two - one for inside also)

Stamps - Santa's Suit
Ink - Memento Black, Real Red and Soft Suede (for the clothespins)

Stamp everything you want on the face of your card first and then place your Large Letter Dies where you want them.  Be sure to have them where you have enough space for all four letters.  I nearly didn't so I'm reminding you to do so first, not like me!

Adhere the main part of the card to the Real Red and then pop up the letters.

Remember to keep the inside of the "O" and glue it to the Real Red so it is level with the main part of the card.  The best way is to lay the O in the space where it goes (with NO ADHESIVE) and then put a little glue on the inside of the "O" and lay it down inside of the O.  Then lift out the letter and place small strips of Stampin' Dimensionals under the letters so they can pop up.

Stamp something on the inside if you wish and you are done!

Thank you for looking in today.  Happy Tuesday!

~ Donna

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Free Shipping - Do Over! Wooo hoo!


Stampin’ Up! just announced another FREE SHIPPING DAY on Monday, December 11th!  Free shipping runs from 12:00 AM, December 11 to 11:59 PM (MT)

Some of you missed out last time, so make sure to get your orders in before 11:59 p.m. (MT)! 

If ordering online and it is less than $150,
please use December Host Code:  EVWRYBKE
If ordering online and it is MORE than $150, do not use the code and you can claim your own Stampin' Rewards.

Using this code will give you a free gift from me.  ORDERS OVER $50 (before tax) will receive a FREE GIFT

You can email me at to handle your order,

or order directly online at my website!

Oh What Fun!

Another fun and fast card using Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper (DSP).

Whisper White Thick - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4
Real Red - 5 1/4" x 4  (also, the largest Stitched Oval cut out of the middle of the Real Red)
Christmas Around the World DSP - 5" x 3 3/4"
Whisper White - next size down from the Real Red Stitched Oval

A couple of cars or trucks (your choice) cut from the Christmas Around the World DSP.

Stamps:  Oh What Fun
Ink:  Real Red

Clean and Simple, Quick and Easy!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I'd love to hear from you if you have any questions or comments about my projects.

Have a Blessed Sunday!

~ Donna


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