Thank You | Everyday Script

I have been working on customer Thank You cards.  I thought what better way to brighten their day, especially if they are experiencing the winter snow and cold as I am, than with Spring Botanicals.

Thank You Panpastels

On a piece from the Spring Filled Prints (PP-0051), I stamped the Thank You sentiment from Everyday Script (SS-0543) in Black Licorice (IP-0041) ink.  I used Fresh Forest (IP-0013) and Lemon Grass (IP-0022) ink to stamp some of the leaf images from the Spring Botanicals Bundle (BD-0343) onto this piece as well.  I then adhered a strip of the Spring Filled Prints (PP-0051) onto a strip of Mirror Gold (CS-0136). 

On a scrap piece of Whip Cream (CS-0040) card stock, I stamped one of the floral images from the Spring Botanicals Bundle (BD-0343) in Sweet Berry (IP-IP-0029) ink and cut it out using the coordinating die. Using the Rich Sorbets (JM-0082) Pan Pastels, I applied it to the darker parts of the flower. This really adds a lot of dimension.  I popped this piece up using Foam Squares (AD-0085).  A Sparkle Drop (AC-0022) was added to the center.

Thank You Panpastels 2

The images from the Spring Botancials (BD-0343) bundle are great on their own but adding the PanPastels to the darker parts of these images really helps to bring it over the top.

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

Happy Crafting!




Merry Christmas | Christmas Cheer Prints

The paper in the Christmas Cheer Prints (PP-0049) paper pack are just gorgeous. They totally deserve to be the focal point.  I know many folks do not think that black is a Christmas/Holiday color, but let me tell you that it really compliments this paper and it makes for an elegant card.

Merry Chirstmas Pointsettia
The Christmas Cheer Prints (PP-0049) paper pack is gorgeous!!!


I took a piece of the Christmas Cheer Prints (PP-0049) cardstock and adhered that to a piece of Mirror Gold (CS-0136) before adhering it to a Black Licorice (CS-0003) card base.

I used Journey Gold Embossing Powder (IP-0101) to emboss the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Holiday Wishes (SS-0469) stamp set onto Black Licorice (CS-0003) cardstock.  I adhered that piece to a piece of our Mirror Gold (CS-0136) card stock. Using Easy Glide (AD-0081), I adhered this piece to the card front and the card was finished.

Merry Chirstmas Pointsettia 2

This is a very quick and easy card to make and it looks gorgeous.  You could easily mass produce these.

Craft Tip:  To conserve on the Mirror Gold paper, using one of the smaller Journey Rectangles (DI-0041) I cut out the center that I can use on another project.  I then used the “frame” on this project.  No one will know and it will make the card a little lighter.

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



If You Got It Haunt It | Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

I am having so much fun with the Halloween stamp sets and goodies from the Journey Holidays Trends Mini (CL-0028) and the Annual Catalog  and Inspiration Book (CL-0025).  I have been wanting to play with these Halloween treats for a while but life had other plans so I am so glad I got to play now!!

Let me start by saying that I am LOVING the Mirror Sheets!  They come in Gold (CS-0136) and Silver (CS-0137) and they are just fabulous! [they would be awesome for other holiday cards as well].

Now onto the card.  I used the Spooky Bold Embossing Folder (EF-0022) and embossed a piece of Pretty Pansy (CS-0029) cardstock.  Then I took my Black Licorice (IP-0041) ink pad and gently brushed over the top of the embossing.  I applied some Sparkle Silk (IP-0126) and Silver Silk (IP-0090) before adhering it to the Mirror Silver (CS-0137) piece.  Then adhered that to a Black Licorice (CS-0003) card base.


Haunt It 1

Using the same size Journey Circles (DI-0039) I cut out a piece of Mirror Gold (CS-0136) and Lemon Drop (CS-0018).  On the Lemon Drop piece I used the Color Splash Watercolor (JM-0078) pencils (#0046, #0047 and applied a bit of Sparkle Silk with a Blending Brush (TO-0098).  I then added more Sparkle Silk to the moon.  Using Easy Glide (AD-0081), I offset the Lemon Drop (moon) piece onto the Mirror Gold and then popped that up using Foam Squares (AD-0084 and AD-0085).

On a piece of Whip Cream (CS-0040) cardstock I embossed the witch from the Halloween Silhouettes Bundle (BD-0298) using both Black (IP-0099) and Silver (IP-100) embossing powder (I mixed a bit of the Silver with the Black – I like the way it turned out.  I think it gives it a  little glitz and glimmer.)  I cut it out using the matching dies.  I then popped her up using Foam Squares.

Haunt It 2
I added Silver Embossing Powder to the Black Embossing Powder


I added some Licorice Sparkle Tape (AC-0257) and Simply Gold Tape (AC-0294) [reminder, these are included in the Make Your Mark Promotion – 25% off].  I stamped the sentiment from the Creepy Kids (SS-0528) stamp set in Black Licorice (IP-0041) ink onto a scrap piece of Orange Rave (CS-0124).

Haunt It 4
The Licorice Sparkle tape and Simply Gold tape are so pretty.


I couldn’t stop!  For the inside, I stamped the witch in Citrus Cooler (IP-0048) ink but stamped off first before stamping it onto the piece of Whip Cream (CS-0040) cardstock.  I then took the sentiment from the Beautiful Wings (SS-0353) stamp set and stamped it in Black Licorice ink.

Haunt It 3 copy

Be sure to stop back this week.  I will have more Halloween Treats to share with you!

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

Happy Haunting!!