Sunflowers – the gem of late summer!

My sunflower slimline card was inspired by the beautiful field of sunflowers where our daughter, son-in-law and grandkids had a family photo session in Spokane, WA. Those photos are so BEAUTIFUL and what better stamp set to capture that beauty than the Celebrate Sunflowers!

Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set and Sunflowers Dies

To make this card:

7 1/2” x 8 3/4” Old Olive Card Stock score at 3 3/4”. 8 1/2” x 3 1/2” Black Cardstock. 2 pieces of 8 1/4” x 3 1/4” Basic White Cardstock, use one for the inside of the card, stamping the small sunflower image on it, adhere with liquid adhesive. Using Bumblebee Ink, stamp the large and small sunflowers randomly onto the second piece of Basic White cardstock, leaving an area for the sentiment. Stamp large and small Sunflowers onto scrap Basic White as well as large and small leaves in Old Olive Ink. Die cut the stamped images. Die cut the detailed sunflower out of Cinnamon Cider Cardstock and the flower center out of Early Espresso.

Using Stampin’ Blends color the die cut Sunflowers with Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody and Cinnamon Cider Blends. Color the die cut leaves using Old Olive and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends. Adhere sunflowers and leaves using dimensionals and liquid adhesive. Stamp the sentiment with old Olive ink.

Slimline cards are so fun to make and are designed to fit into a #10 size envelope. I hope you give them a try!

All supplies used can be found in my online store:

Happy crafting! ❤️


Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper

Well I had big ideas for Christmas in July, but life had other plans. So here we are, August 10th and I finally have another Christmas card completed!

Showcasing the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer series Paper, with a create on the fly during a Facebook live, I wasn’t super pleased with what I had created and felt it needed a bit more so I did make a modification after the video was over. I simply fussy cut 3 of the packages from the DSP snd popped them up on dimensionals, placing them in a whimsical array and I am much happier with the outcome!

Popping up some fussy cut packages really pulled this card together

To create this card:

Blushing Bride Cardbase, 5 1/2”x8 1/2” scored at 4 1/4”. Then I took a piece of Misty moonlight 4” x5 1/4” and ran it through the Stampin’ Emboss machine, using the Textured Textiles Embossing Folder, adhered it to the card base with liquid adhesive. Next I took 2 pieces of DSP, choosing the coordinating iridescent angled stripes as an accent strip and adhered it to the card. I stamped the Sentiment with Misty Moonlight ink onto Basic White cardstock and die cut the sentiment, using the Christmas Labels Dies and a second layer from Misty Moonlight. I cut the Misty Moonlight die cut to create the color border accent snd popped it up on dimensionals. I added the fussy cut gifts and rhinestones for that final touch.

I hope you give this simple card a try! All supplies used can be orders from my store.

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Happy Crafting,

Tammy ❤️

DSP sale is happening now, New Mini Catalog and SALE a-bration coming August 3rd!

Who doesn’t love a good sale? Well Stampin’ up! values customers and demonstrators alike. I am happy to share the Designer Series Paper sale continues now through August 2nd.

Save 15% on 9 different sets of Designer Series Paper in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog.

My Online Store:

#155841 BEAUTY OF THE EARTH 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50 USD $9.78 USD

#155696 BLOOM WHERE YOU’RE PLANTED 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50 USD $9.78 USD

155499 HAND-PENNED 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50 USD
$9.78 USD

#152494 IN GOOD TASTE 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $21.00 USD
$17.85 USD

#155817 IN THE WILD 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50 USD
$9.78 USD

#155807 PANSY PETALS 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50 USD
$9.78 USD

#155718 TIDINGS OF CHRISTMAS 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50 USD $9.78 USD

#155605 SWEET SYMMETRY 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50 USD
$9.78 USD

155686 134 YOU’RE A PEACH 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50 USD
$9.78 USD

SALE a-bration is coming back for a second round this year! Starting August 3rd through September 30th, for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping) you choose a FREE item from the Sale a-bration catalog.

As if that wasn’t enough, we also have the new Mini Catalog featuring Christmas, Fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving stamps, dies, paper and embellishments starting August 3rd through January 3rd 2022!

If you have placed an online order with me in the last year you will receive both the bee mini catalog and Sale a-bration catalogs in the mail very soon. If you haven’t placed an order with me, and don’t currently have a demonstrator you are working with, message me your address and I am happy to pop them in the mail for you.

Stay tuned to my Facebook Business Page for upcoming online card tutorials via Facebook Live, I always save my videos for future viewing.

Have a great week and happy crafting!


Christmas in July – Featuring Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper

Today’s card is the first in my Christmas in July series. I love Christmas but usually start my cards WAY too late 🤦🏻‍♀️ but not this year! We are on vacation and this morning was low key, get out the crafting stuff and finish that card I started kinda morning. What better time to showcase the Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper then now, while it is 15% off now through August 2nd! (Additional details on the DSP sale will follow in a separate post)

Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper, Tidings & Trimmings Stamp Set and Christmas Trimmings Dies
Inside panel, so pretty!

To make this Z Fold card

Evening Evergreen cardstock 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, score at 2 1/8” and 4 1/4”, fold and burnish with a bone folder to form a Z. Cut 1 piece of DSP 4” x 5 1/4” and 2 more pieces (of the same pattern) 1 7/8” x 5 1/4”. Adhere to the card base, I prefer the multipurpose liquid adhesive. Next, using the Scalloped Contours Dies, use the 3rd size down, die cut 1 scalloped rectangle in Evening Evergreen and 1 in Basic White. Using the 4th rectangle die, cut 1 out of Basic White. Then I used Evening Evergreen Ink to stamp the sentiment from Tidings & Trimmings Stamp Set onto the smaller white die cut. Using Cherry Cobbler Ink, I stamped the stocking and die cut the stocking, berry sprays and holy leaves using Christmas Trimmings Dies, Cherry Cobbler, Evening Evergreen cardstock and Gold Foil Sheets. I adhered all the elements to the card base as shown in the photos.

This is an easy fun fold to make and the DSP certainly adds a touch of elegance to this card.

Everything I used can be found in my online store:

I hope this card will inspire you to give it a try!

Happy Crafting

Tammy ❤️

A Simple Thank You Card – Featuring the Expressions In Ink Designer Series Paper

Expressions In Ink Designer Series Paper makes this stunning card so easy to whip together.

I like to keep several thank you cards made up so when the need arises I can just grab one off the shelf and just add my personal message, address the envelope and pop it in the mail!

This stunning Expressions In Ink makes it so easy to create beautiful, but simple cards. Just take a cardbase, add a layer of coordinating cardstock, top with your choice of DSP and a sentiment stamped and die cut and you are done. You can up the WOW factor by adding some ribbon or other embellishments but it isn’t necessary.

To make this card:

Start with a Basic White card base 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” score at 4 1/4”. Add a layer of Polished Pink Cardstock 4” x 5 1/4”. Next choose your DSP, I used Expressions In Ink, cut at 3 1/2” x 4 3/4”, adhere the layers using multipurpose liquid adhesive. I stamped the sentiment using Polished Pink ink, which is one of the 2021 – 2023 In Colors onto Basic White cardstock. I then die cut the sentiment using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and popped it up with dimensionals.

The Expressions In Ink Designer Series Paper is so popular it was not orderable for a bit but is now back in stock!

Everything I used to create this card is available in my online store:

Happy crafting ❤️


Red, White & Blue – Thank You Cards

Today we celebrate the birthday of our nation, the United States of America. I couldn’t let the day pass without creating something in red, white and blue. I had a ton of ideas, started a couple but quickly realized I was not organized to be able to pull them off in a timely fashion 🤦🏻‍♀️

The Stitched Stars paired with red, white and blue make a great patriotic themed thank you card.

So I set those projects aside for another day and reached for the pack of Basic White Note Cards and Envelopes, a piece of Night of Navy and Real Red Cardstock hoping for inspiration! See, I have been pulling all the retired items while trying to organize my small crafting space and I still have a disaster! I remembered I had just seen the Stitched Stars Dies this morning, YES!!! I had another idea 🥰

We always need thank you cards so pairing the note cards, America’s colors and stars was just the ticket to get my creative juices flowing.

Aren’t these Stitched Stars Dies fabulous?

To make this card set

4 – Basic White Note Cards and Envelopes 4 – Real Red cardstock 3 1/4” x 4 3/4” 4 – Night of Navy cardstock 3” x 4 1/2” Scrap white cardstock for stamping & die cuts. Stitched Stars Dies Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder Real Red Ink Expressions In Ink Stamp Set for sentiment Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive


Emboss the 4 Night of Navy panels, die cut 4 of the swirls and stars die out of Basic White cardstock. Stamp the sentiment using Real Red Ink onto Basic White cardstock and fussy cut around the lettering. Adhere the layers to the card fronts, then the swirls and stars die cut. Next adhere the sentiment to the right lower corner and add white stars as shown in the photos.

Happy Birthday USA! 🇺🇸. I hope you all have a safe and healthy holiday!

All supplies used can be found in my online store:

Happy crafting!

Tammy ❤️🇺🇸💙

#LoveItChopIt – Featuring Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper

Sentiment from the Color & Contour Stamp Set

Do you have stacks of beautiful paper? Do you hoard it, afraid to cut because you think you might cut it wrong or are saving it for something special?

Kylie Bertucci is a fantastic SU Demonstrator from Australia, she came up with the #LoveItChopIt system, empowering crafters to chop their DSP and use it!

Today’s card also features a FB live video tutorial and explains a bit about the cutting system. Basically take your 12” x 12” DSP, cut it into 4” x 5 1/4” pieces.

This card tutorial featuring the Exoressions In Ink Designer Series Paper and the #loveitchopit technique.

Supplies used:
5 1/2” x 8 1/2” card base in Basic White
4” x 5 1/2” Expressions In Ink DSP, the stripped side
3” x 5 1/2” Designer Series Paper
7/8” x 4 1/4” Pale Papaya Cardstock
3/4” x 4 1/8” Badic White Cardstock
Granny Apple Green Ink
Color & Contour Stamp Set
Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
Liquid Adhesive

All supplies used can be purchased from my online store:

Link for my FB video.

I hope you enjoy this card and give it a try!

Tammy ❤️

Friends Are Like Seashells – Arrow Fold Card

Friends are like seashells, treasures that you collect along the path of life. Having grown up on the Oregon Coast seashells, the ocean and beach scenes have always had a special place in my heart and this bundle was on my must have list!

Friends Are Like Seashells bundle

To make this card

Misty Moonlight cardstock 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” score at 4 1/4”. On one edge on the 5 1/2” side make a tick mark at 2 3/4”, turn the cardstock to the 8 1/2” side, make tick mark at 2 1/8” on both sides. Next score from the 2 3/4” tick mark to the 2 1/8” tick mark on both edges and then score from the 2 3/4” to the 4 1/4” score line on both sides. Fold on the score lines to create an arrow image on the card front.

Front of the card before the die cuts are added.
The underside of the front flap.

Next take a piece of Designer Series Paper, I chose the retiring Sand & Sea, 5 1/4” x 4”. Make a tick mark at 2 5/8” on the 5 1/4” side and angle cut from the tick mark to the opposite corner on both sides as shown in the pic above.

I used liquid multipurpose adhesive to glue down the folded flaps, add the DSP triangle to the front panel and the two angled pieces of DSP to a piece of Basic White cardstock measuring 4” x 5 1/4” as shown in the pic and adhere it to the inside of the card.

Using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies, cut one rectangle out of Misty Moonlight and the next size down in Basic White. Using the Seaside Seashells Die Set and Frurnds Are Like Seashells Stamp and die cut the sand dollar, small shell and starfish using Crumb cake Ink, stamping off once and lightly blend Crumb cake Ink over the the die cuts using a blending brush. Stamp the sentiment to the left side of the Basic White die cut rectangle. Best the rectangles together and adhere with multipurpose liquid adhesive, add the shells, sand dollar snd starfish, then adhere the die cut rectangles to the card front, centering it as desired.

This is a fun fold that is easy to create. Watch for my Facebook Live tutorial, coming this week! I hope you will give this card a try!

All products used are available in my online store:

Happy crafting!

Tammy ❤️

More Snail Mail oh my!

Hello again Mr. Snail, I see more of your trails on my front porch! Such is life in our cooler rainy climate here in SW Washington State. While I am not a huge fan of the snails and slugs munching on my plants I do adore the darling Snailed It Stamp Set, coordinating Snail Dies and Snail Mail Designer Series Paper all of which are retiring at the end of June.

Z Fold Card – featuring Snailed It Stamp Set and coordinating Snail Dies

To make this card:

Basic White card base 4 1/4” x 11” scored at 2 3/4” and 5 1/2” fold to create a Z.

Next using Real Red Cardstock cut a piece 5 1/4” x 4” and 2 pieces 2 1/2” x 4”.

Using coordinating pieces of the Snail Mail Designer Series Paper cut one of each design 2 1/4” x 3 3/4” and a panel of Basic White 5” x 3 3/4”.

Lay the card base flat, layer and adhere the Real Red and DSP onto the 2 3/4” sections and then the Real Red and Basic White to the 5 1/2” section. Fold into a Z as shown in the photo.

Z fold Technique

Stamp the snail images using Momento Black Ink onto Basic White cardstock. I colored the images using Stampin Blends using both the light and dark of the following colors, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie, Bermuda Bay and Real Red.

Then I used the Snail Dies to cut out the snail with packages on his shell and the snail with the envelope on his shell I used Stitched so Sweetly Dies and the layering die cut in Real Red Cardstock. I adhered the stitched so Sweetly die cuts layering fashion and to the front flap of the Z Fold, positioning it so it overhangs the fold but not adhered past the score line, and the other snail onto the far right lower corner of the 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” panel. I added some Wink of Stella under both snails to add that touch of snail trail and scattered 3 rhinestones randomly across the card front.

This stamp set, dies and Designer Series Paper are retiring yet still currently available while supplies last or June 30th. All items are available through my online store:

I hope you enjoy this darling card and Z Fold Technique!

Happy Crafting

Tammy ❤️

Snail Mail – A Fun Spin

Living in the Pacific Northwest with the cooler, wetter climate we are no strangers to snails and slugs. During the spring we often find snail trails on the sidewalks in the early mornings. My inspiration for this card was creating cute, happy mail and seeing the snail trail image on this darling DSP!

Isn’t it fun to open the mailbox and find something other than bills and junk mail? Today’s card features the Snailed It Bundle and Snail Mail Designer Series Paper.

Featuring the Snailed It Stamp Set, Snail Dies and Snail Mail Designer Series Paper.

To create this card:

Start with a card base of Bermuda Bay cardstock 4 1/4” x 11” scored at 5 1/2”. A piece of Snail Mail Designer Series Paper 4” x 5 1/4” adhered to the card front, I chose to have the card be landscape orientation.

Next I used the Snail Dies (that are on sale 50% while supplies last) to die cut the snail image out of the DSP and the postage square die to cut a piece out of Basic White, isn’t the stitching so cute? Adhere the the snail die cut to the postage stamp die cut.

I then stamped the simple greeting using Momento Black Ink. I chose a strip of DSP measuring 3/4” x 5 1/4” that looks like snail trails, tucking a slightly shorter strip of Basic White cardstock under the strip and adhering it to the card front as shown in the photo.

To finish off this card, I used dimensionals to pop up the postage stamp die cut, lining it up so the body of the snail was inline with the “snail trail” on the DSP. I added some rhinestones as well as decorated a white panel inside the card and stamped a snail image on the envelope!

This stamp set and dies can be easily adapted for making your woodland or fairy scenes making it a fun and versatile. The stamp set, dies and DSP will be retiring at the end of June and are only while supplies last.

All supplies used are available in my online store:

Happy Crafting,

Tammy ❤️