Uplift Die Set | Make A Wish

I love the Make A Wish Bundle (BD-0270) and the Gift Slider Die Set (DI-0384)!!!

Uplift Birthday

I cut a piece from the Birthday Pop Prints (PP-0052) and adhered it to a Black Licorice (CS-0003) card panel onto a Huckleberry Fusion (CS-0015) card base.  Using the Uplift Die Set (DI-0384), I die cut some pieces from Limeade Splash (CS-0020) and the Birthday Pop Prints (PP-0052).  I added some Black Licorice Twine (AC-0004) to the ends of the balloons before popping them up on the card front using Foam Squares (AD-0085).

The Make A Wish was stamped in Black Licorice Ink (IP-0041) onto a piece of Whip Cream (CS-0040) card stock and cut out using the coordinating die.  I added some Turbo Teal (IP-0119) Silk to this piece before popping it up on the card with Foam Squares.

I needed to make this card into a gift card holder so I pulled out the Gift Slider Die Set.  However, I didn’t think the bow went with the balloon theme so I had to improvise.  [Have you ever had to do improvise on a card?  Drop me a comment and let me know.]

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I decided to use the same paper and the Uplift Die set to cut out a balloon that would be big enough to cover the bow.  Added some Black Licorice Twine and using Foam Squares (AD-0084) popped the balloon on to the edges of the bow!!

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May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Here’s to improvising!!!


What?!?!? – Turbo Teal Ink and Cranberry Bliss Card Stock

Sometimes the creative mind takes over and you just have to go with it!!!

I wanted to make some birthday cards to have on hand and I know I wanted to use the Ink Splat (AT-0108) ATS.  I pulled out a piece of Cranberry Bliss (CS-0090) card stock and for whatever reason reached for my Turbo Teal Ink Pad (IP-0116).  Well I have to say I love how it turned out!

I adhered the Cranberry Bliss piece to a piece of Black Licorice (CS-0003) and then adhered it to a Whip Cream (CS-0040) card base.

Make a Wish

Using Silver Embossing Powder (IP-0100) I heat embossed the Make-A-Wish ATS (AT-0246) onto Black Licorice (CS-0003) and cut it out with the coordinating die (DI-0355) or you can buy it as a bundle (BD-0270).  I then popped it up using Foam Squares (AD-0085).  I added some Special Celebrations Sequins (AC-0115) using Glue Dots (AC-0083)Journey Glaze (AD-0003) was applied to the cup of the sequin.  I wanted to try it.  It doesn’t change the look but it changed the texture when you touch them.  Makes them rounded.

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For the inside I stamped it the same way as the card front but used the Gift Slider Die Set (DI-0384) so that you can add a gift card.  I will be posting a couple other cards that I made using this die set throughout the week.  I wasn’t sure if I really needed this die in my stash or not but I have to say that I am so glad that I purchased it.  It comes in handy for gift card giving and I love the uniqueness of it.

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Happy gift card giving!



Ink it Up!!

Here is another cool technique I learned that you can achieve using your clear blocks and an ink pad.  I used Clear Blocks B & C (TO-0035 and TO-0036).

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Can you figure out my oops in this picture?  Just keepin’ it real!

You take the non grid side of your clear block and ink it up using the ink pad color of your choice and stamp onto your cardstock.  Be sure to clean off your blocks very well between colors.

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Be sure to clean off your blocks really good between colors.

The ink pad colors I used for this card were Orange Rave (IP-0113), Turbo Teal (IP-0116), Electric Lime (IP-0112), Cosmic Grape (IP-0111), Outrageous Pink (IP-0114) and Sour Lemon (IP-0115).

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The design possibilities are endless.

Adhered the Whip Cream (CS-0040) card base to a piece of Black Licorice cardstock (CS-0003) and then onto a piece of Sour Lemon cardstock (CS-0126).

I stamped Make-A-Wish (AT-0246) in Black Licorice Ink (IP-0041) and then cut it out.  There is a die for this and it is definitely on my need to order list!!!

I added some Silver Silk (IP-0090), Sparkle Silk (IP-0126) and Electric Lime Silk (IP-0108) to the card.  Added a small piece of Black Licorice cardstock along with a piece of our Decostrips in Black (AC-0285) (our Decostrips also come in red).  Popped up the Make a Wish with Foam Squares (AD-0085).

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I love this font!!


The inside sentiment Happy Birthday came from the Dude Ranch Stamp Set (SS-0477) – this stamp set has matching dies available also.

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Inside greeting from the Dude Ranch Stamp Set (SS-0477)


This is a very quick card and this technique is another great way to get the most out of your craft supplies.

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Happy Crafting!


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Make A Wish/Dandelion Wishes

It was really difficult since there are so many great choices but this is on the top 10 list of my favorites products from the new catalog.

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Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set (SS-0497)

I just love, love, love this stamp set. The sentiment is just beautiful and can be used for so many occasions.

This card is great because it uses our Whip Cream cardstock for both the panel and base of the card.  There is something about white on white that looks so amazing!

Pool Play Ink (IP-0051) and a Dauber (TO-0138) was used to color the upper left portion of the whip cream cardstock.  You work the color in a circular motion – wanting it to be darker toward the top/side and then fade out as you move toward the center.  Our daubers are very easy to work with using this technique.  Very smooth.

Then stamp the large dandelion image and small stemmed image using Catalina Splash Ink  (IP-0073) several times.

Stamp the stemmed dandelion once and the smaller pieces a few times using Clear Pigment Ink (IP-0102) – pour White Embossing Powder (IP-0098) on to the dandelion images and flick off the excess – heat set using a heat gun (TO-0083).

Stamp the “Make a Wish” phrase sentiment onto the lower right corner of the Whip Cream (CS-0040) panel using Black Licorice Ink (IP-0041).

Flick with Silver (IP-0090) and Sparkle Silk (IP-0126).   (I use Sparkle Silk a lot so I make sure I order 2 bottles at a time – maybe I’m a little addicted).

Pop up the Whip Cream panel onto the Whip Cream card base using foam squares (AD-0084 or AD-0085).

Don’t forget to stamp your envelope to your choosing!  It is a nice added touch for the recipient.

Then sit back and enjoy your creation!

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Be sure to Make A Wish!!