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Stitching Time

A super cool card.  No stitching required!!

You are Amazing.
Using versamark stamp on some scraps using the stitchery stamps and then heat emboss using white (or other colour you fancy) embossing powder.
Use your take your pick tool to create the holes for the stitches. Stamp around the edge of your card base. Die cut the amazing sentiment. Stamp the ‘You Are Simply Fabulous’ and fussy cut the you are. Add some faceted gems and voila!  One cool card and a great way to use up some scraps.
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Fond of Autumn!

A lovely Just Because Card (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) (10.8 x 14 cm) from beginner to advanced you can step it up.


Creating simple yet stunning note cards has never been easier than with the fabulous Fond of Autumn Bundle to inspire you. Send thanks and happy thoughts using the gorgeous images in the Fond of Autumn Stamp Set—or make a stack of stamped cards to give as gifts!

To create the beginner version of the Just a Note card, start by folding Very Vanilla Cardstock in half; stamp the floral, leaf, and acorn images in Soft Suede ink on another layer of Very Vanilla Cardstock, then adhere it to the card front. Add a simple sentiment plus a few pretty gems from the Leaf Label & Amber Gem Combo Pack to finish off this timeless card.


Step up the second card by colouring in the images with Watercolour Pencils (Old Olive and Early Espresso), then used the curvy banner die from the Autumn Bouquet to cut out the sentiment.


For the most detailed card,  colour the images as before using Watercolour Pencils, but this time apply water using Water Painters for a beautiful watercolour affect. Then die cut the water coloured images and piece them together to create a lovely collage for added dimension and texture.

A gorgeous set of cards, and just as nice for one to be received in the mail.

Technique Focus—Stamping on Designer Series Paper

Designer Series Paper isn’t like regular cardstock—it has unique designs and textures. Because of these features, sometimes we forget that we can stamp on it just like cardstock! 

The stamped flower images don’t outshine the Silver & Gold Designer Series Paper but instead, they delicately enhance it. So, using different flowers and a few leaves from the Sending Smiles Bundle, stamp off the floral images before stamping on the paper. Next adhere the Designer Series Paper to a card base and add a few Fun Flowers Resin Shapes, which were just the right colours and shapes to match the stamped flowers. Then, die cut “Sending” and the “Sending” word shadow and adhere them to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

If you like what you see, browse the Sale-A-Bration brochure for the Silver & Gold Designer Series Paper and much more, available (at least while stocks last) until the end of August!

(Don’t know what stamping off means.  All you do is ink your stamp up and then remove some of the ink by stamping on a scrap piece of paper (or on another project! before stamping onto the DSP).

Accordion Spine Mini Book

Revisiting past creations and I have also been asked if I can make one for someone. So, rather than reinvent the wheel, here is how to make a cute mini book.

This mini book is using a ‘very’ retired kit from Stampin’ Up!  It’s great for using up those scraps and stickers you’ve been saving!
If you don’t have chipboard, upcycle and old box, you just need something sturdy.
Back chipboard cover – 8″ x 6″
Front chipboard covers – 2 sheets cut to 4″ x 6″
Inside concertinas: one sheet of 12×12 cardstock cut in half.

Back cover – two pieces of dsp trimmed to 8×6″ (one for the inside and one for the outside)
Front covers – two pieces of dsp (paper) trimmed to 4×6″
Inside pages –  Cut two sheets in each of the following sizes – these are going to make your inside pages:   12 x 5.5″ / 10 x 5.5″ / 8 x 5.5″ / 7.5 x 5.5″     once cut, fold each piece in half.
Cropadile or other method to punch holes

1. Cover the back of the 8×6″ piece of chipboard and front two pieces of 4×6″ chipboard with dsp.

3. Score each of the 6×12 sheets, score as follows:

4″, 4.75″, 5.5″ 6.25″, 7″ 7.75″, 8.5″, 9.25″, 10″ (score from the same end for both sheets)

4. Stick the 2″ end of of the concertina folded paper to the front of the 8×6″ chipboard.

5. Stick the back of the two 4×6″ to the 4″ end of the concertina folded paper.

6. Cover the inside of the back using the other piece of 8×6″ dsp.

7. The insides.

Stick the 12 x 5.5″ on the back concertina folds, then the 10 x 5.5″  ending up with the 7.5 x 5.5″ on the first concertina fold. 

You should end up with something like this:

8. Decoration

I punched a hole in each of the front covers and used some ribbon to create the fastening and decorated the book with some of the elements from the kit on the outside and inside pages.


I hope this inspires you to get creative.  Have a super day.