Pretty Pumpkins with a Coastal Vibe

Pretty Pumpkins Stamp Set, featuring Coastal Cabana cardstock and ink

Today’s card is a CASE (copy and share everything) inspired by June Arnold of The moment I saw her card I knew I had to recreate it!

I grew up in a small town on the Oregon Coast, the Pacific Ocean is not this color but Coastal Cabana cardstock and ink definitely invoke a sense of home for me.

This one features Pool Party cardstock with Coastal Cabana ink, which is your favorite?

To make this card:

Coastal Cabana cardstock 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” score at 4 1/4” Stamp the image and sentiment with Coastal Cabana ink. Stamp the pumpkin trio and leaves on Basic White cardstock using Momento Black ink. I colored the pumpkins with Dark Pool Party, Light Bermuda Bay and Light Old Olive, the stems with Dark Mossy Meadow and Light Soft Suede, the blossoms with Light and Dark Daffodil Delight, the leaves with Light and Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends markers. These alcohol markers make it easy to make beautiful colored images.

Next I die cut the colored images using the Detailed Pumpkins Dies and a Basic White panel with the Scalloped and Contoured Dies. I ran the scalloped die cut through the Type Worn 3-D embossing folder and used the flicking technique with the Light Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends marker.

I added a 3/4” x 5 1/2” strip of Buffalo check paper, from the Patterned Party Designer Series Paper pack. This pack is a host special and there are 3 ways you can earn it, ask me how.

I popped the scalloped label up on dimensionals, adhered the pumpkins and leaves with liquid adhesive, being sure to support the edges that hang over the label with dimensionals so they don’t sag.

All supplies used can be found in my online store(I am working on a new feature for my blog, adding product specific links coming soon!) shop now:

This was such a fun card to make, I can see several versions coming in the future. I hope you give this a try!

Happy Stamping!

Tammy ❤️

Fun Fold Friday – Featuring the Nature’s Harvest Stamp Set

As summer starts to wind down it is time to reflect on the beauty around us. Our lush green fields have turned a golden color, the flowers are fading. Each season has its beauty and late summer is no exception.

We are incredibly dry here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and I have always loved the late summer hulls and pods of the spent wildflowers, and underbrush we have here. Those images in my thoughts as well as the start of the school year inspired today’s book binding fun fold card.

Nature’s Harvest Stamp Set, Harvest Dies and Harvest Meadow Designer Series paper

To make this card:

Basic Black cardbase 4 1/4” x 11” scored at 5 1/2” and 6 3/4”. From left to right, fold on the first score line, and fold back the top flap at the second score line. Adhere the section between score lines on the inside of the card. Then I took Soft succulent cardstock and cut 2 pieces 4” x 4” and 1” x 4” and adhered to the 2 front sections. Using the Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper I cut a 3 7/8” x 3 7/8” and 7/8” x 3 7/8” pieces, adhering to the card front layers. I die cut the silhouette images out of Soft Succulent and Crumb Cake cardstock, lightly sponged Crumb Cake ink over them to bring out subtle texture. I then adhered them to the card front, the cone flower image popped up on dimensionals. I felt it still needed a bit of something so I added wink of Stella to all the silhouette images and it made them pop! The sentiment is in Crumb Cake ink and I used the Double Oval Punch.

I may add a linen thread bow to the bend of the cardbase, but when I was making the card my fingers just couldn’t get it to go! 🤷🏻‍♀️ Yep it happens!

All supplies used are available for purchase in my online store:

Hope you give this a try. Happy crafting.!

Tammy ❤️

Nature’s Harvest – a Beautiful Stamp Set!

Fall is quickly approaching, but I am not quite ready to say summer is nearly over. The Nature’s Harvest Stamp Set and Harvest Dies are perfectly suited for summertime and fall themed cards.

I CASED the catalog and used a Basic White thick cardstock for the base 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” scored at 4 1/4”. The Designer Series Paper is from the Harvest Meadow DSP pack. The layer is 5 1/2” x 3 1/2” adhered to the card base with liquid adhesive. Next I die cut a piece of DSP and Basic White using the Taylor Made Tags Dies. I die cut the lavender sprigs out of Misty Moonlight. I stamped the flower image with Sahara Sand Ink, colored with Crumb Cake, Cinnamon Cider, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and Mossy Meadow light and dark Stampin’ Blends Markers. I popped the image up with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment with Momento black onto Calypso Coral cardstock and die cut it out, it is also popped up on dimensionals. I used the Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots and some linen thread to make the bow.

I hope you give this card a try! all the supplies can be found in my online store:

Happy Crafting!

Tammy ❤️

CASE it Sunday

Do you ever have a creative slump? Ideas just don’t come easily? Do you scroll through Pinterest and still struggle to create something that is your own idea? Well in the crafting world there is an acronym CASE, it stands for copy and share everything. When crafters share their creations it is to inspire you. Copying another’s design is complementary and best when you give credit for the inspiration. Sometimes it is copying exactly and other times it is changing it up using supplies you have on hand. So go ahead and CASE that project you saw on Pinterest, the catalog or a Facebook post!

I love the Forever Fern Stamp Set and while scrolling through Pinterest I came across a trio of SIP (stamp, ink, paper) cards by Katiedrewcards that inspired my trio I am featuring today.

Forever Fern Stamp Set

Color Combos

Gorgeous Grape & Highland Heather cardstock and inks.

Smoky Slate & Basic Gray cardstock and inks.

Rich Razzleberry & Blushing Bride cardstock and inks.

Cardbase 4” x 8” score at 4” Layer 3 1/8” x 3 1/8” Basic White to stamp image 3” x 3”. Inside panel Basic White 3 3/4”x 3 3/4”

I used the darker shade inks for the image and sentiment on the whit panel.

I hope you give CASE-ing a try!

All supplies can be found in my online store:

Happy crafting!

Tammy ❤️


A Hello For A Friend With The Forever Fern Stamp Set

Remember the days of receiving a letter or a card in the mail? I do and it was so much fun! Let’s bring back the art of letter writing by creating a simple, yet beautiful card and mail it to a loved one or a friend.

Forever Fern Stamp Set

The Forever Fern Stamp Set has great detailed images, several sentiments with beautiful fonts and coordinates with the Forever Flourishing Dies. Pair either of these with other stamp sets to broaden the versatility.

To make this card:

Start with a card base of Misty Moonlight cardstock 4 1/4” x 11” score at 5 1/2”.

Adhere a layering piece of Gorgeous Grape 4” x 5 1/4” to the front of the base.

Take a piece of Basic White cardstock 3 3/4” x 5”, stamp the images using Misty Moonlight, Granny Apple Green and Gorgeous Grape inks. Use Daffodil Delight ink for the splatters.

Stamp the sentiment using Granny Apple Green ink on Basic White cardstock. Punch out the image using the Double Oval Punch. Punch the scalloped oval out of Granny Apple Green cardstock. Adhere the sentiment to the scalloped oval.

Next wrap a piece of Glittered Organdy Ribbon onto the stamped piece of Basic White and create a knot, position as desired.

Adhere the stamped image layer to the card front. Use dimensionals to pop up the sentiment, positioning it so it covers the overlapping stems of the images. Add rhinestones in the rule of 3 or 5 if desired.

This was a quick card to put together and can easily be made in multiples. I hope you give it a try!

All supplies used can be found in my online store:

Happy Crafting!

Tammy ❤️

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.

Shop now:

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 ❤️