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SAVI Sunday 53 - How To Do Easy Spotlight Card

Welcome to Episode 53 of my YouTube Series... SAVI Sunday (stamping & various inspiration).  You can click the above link to watch my video or see it posted below.  Make sure you are subscribed to my channel while you are watching. 

So my Spotlight card features the below items.  Two I know for sure will be retiring in a few short weeks; True Love Designer Series Paper and the Purple Posy Blends Combo Pack.  But I am in fear of a favorite die set going too... the Well Written Dies.  This die set has 24 dies!  14 of them are words like I am using below.  We will be finding out this week (March 24, 2021) what is retiring from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog so stay tuned.


Let's take a look at my card:


I love a black-n-white design but I think adding just a splash of color adds so much to it.  

Card Details:

  • Basic Black card stock base 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 scored and folded at 4-1/4"
  • True Love DSP cut 4 x 5-1/4"
  • Die cut a square of the DSP any where you would like (just leave a bit for a boarder)
  • Color image with Blends
  • Take next larger square die and cut a piece of Basic Black CS
  • Adhere colored DSP square to above piece of black cardstock
  • Adhere square with Dimensionals
  • Die cut words from Well Written Dies (Make sure to use our Adhesive Sheets!)
  • Adhere to basic white, fussy dies around words & adhere to card front
  • Don't forget some Rhinestones for some bling

I told you this was an easy spotlight card.  Don't you agree?  And the True Love Designer Series Paper is just fantastic for this.  

Don't forget, you can add as much, as little or No color at all and still end up with a beautiful card. 

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In Bloom Bundle

Do you like flowers as much as I do?  I have something a little different for you. 

Whether in the ground, sitting in a vase or made from paper... I just simply love flowers.  Any kind too!   The funny thing is, if I have a preference... I prefer roses in my garden (I have 6 beautiful rose plants) but I do not prefer roses in an arrangement.  I love my arrangements to be a mix of daisies, daffodils, carnations, Gerber daisies, hydrangeas, eucalyptus, sprays, etc.   They just bring a smile to my face.  

I received these tulips about 2 weeks ago.  And purple!!!  Boy, does this person know me or what?


I wanted to share the "IN BLOOM BUNDLE" with you.  These 21 unique stamps and 25 dies have several different floral patterns, almost like we have not offered before.  I know what you are saying, Stampin' up! offers a lot of floral stamps and dies.  But I think these are just a little unique, so let's take a look, also at how pretty these cards came out.  Look at all the color.   You can make single floral cards or a full bouquet!  Possibilities are just about endless.  

In Bloom Bundle 3 Project Pic

In Bloom Flier

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I have recommend some of the colors used in the above card projects.   And the Mini Cut & Emboss is perfect for these dies!

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Butterfly Bouquet in Blue

Butterfly Brilliance... Brilliance is a great way to describe this collection of product.  So beautiful and fun to create pretty and colorful projects. 


Card Details:

  • Bermuda Bay CS card base 5-1/2 x 8-1/2"
  • Basic Black CS layer 4-1/8 x 5-3/8"
  • Butterfly Bijou DSP cut to 4 x 5-1/4... use the 'brick' looking die to cut the rectangle clusters.
  • Adhere DSP to Basic Black then wrap two layers of Gold Cording and tie off with a know & bow
  • Adhere above layers to card base
  • BUTTERFLY:  you will need 2-1/2 x 3" pieces of Basic Black, Butterfly Bijou DSP matching piece on card base, and Vellum
    • die cut detailed butterfly on DSP and Vellum
    • die cut solid butterfly from Basic Black
    • adhere each together applying adhesive on center body
    • apply Basic Pearls down butterfly body then color with Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blends marker
    • adhere butterfly to card with Stampin' Dimensionals
  • WORDS:  Basic Black 1-3/4 x 3 and die cut with Stitched Rectangle dies
  •                    Basic White 1-1/4 x 2-1/2 die cut with Stitched Rectangle dies
  • stamp your words in Bermuda Bay ink.  I used the stamp set called "Happy Thoughts"

**This is a Sneak Peak product!  The stamp set and dies will be in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog (coming May 2021) BUT... the Butterfly Bijou 6x6 DSP stack and Natural Touch Specialty paper is Limited Edition.  Papers are here until May 2, 2021 or while supplies last. 

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SAVI Sunday - Edpisode 24

Savi Sunday = Stamping and Various Inspirations

Episode 24 - Playful Alphabet Dies


These letter dies are a great size and you get so many in the pack!  58 to be exact.  I love the fact there are two dies for popular letters such and L, E, A, O, P, S, T and more!  With 58 dies in total, these are going to get a lot of use.

Matter of fact, someone retired last week from my full time job, and I use the Playful Alphabet Dies on a memory board.  I die cut "You Will Be Missed" in a jiffy with the duplicate letters.  And the sizing was perfect!  I hope you get a lot of use out them too. 


Happy Birthday Card Details:

  • Magenta Madness card stock base.  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 scored at 4-1/4
  • Flowers For Every Season DSP cut 4 x 5-1/4
  • Flowers For Every Season DSP alternate pattern cut 1-1/4 x 4 
  • Whisper White CS cut 3/4 x 2-1/2
  • Piece of Bumblebee 1/4" In-Color Ribbon.  Approximately a 16" long
  1. Die cut Flowers For Every Season with Playful Alphabet dies.  Use a ruler and washi tape for alignment and so dies do not move.  Make sure to save the centers of any letters such as the A and the P's in my example, so you can glue back down. 
  2. Adhere 1-1/4 x 4 DSP strip to back of larger DSP piece after words cut out. 
  3. Adhere to Magenta Madness card base
  4. Stamp Birthday word in Magenta Madness ink on Whisper White CS
  5. Cut tail or flag end on Whisper White stamped piece and adhere to card
  6. Wrap Bumblebee Ribbon around front card flap and adhere with glue dots.  Trim off excess to make a bow.

I hope you like this quick and easy birthday card.  Be sure to watch my video:


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Swing Fold Card with Poppies

So I waited a few weeks to post this card project on my blog.  My Video has been out for a few weeks now on My YouTube channel.  I would completely appreciate your following so be sure to subscribe. 

It seemed like all my current projects have been with the Peaceful Poppies Suite so I have been trying to go to some other great things in my stash.  Well, let me tell you... I keep reaching for them!  Must mean I really like the suite, and well, I do.  Everything coordinates just so, you can make some quick and easy projects or really doc them up into intricate pieces of art. 

For this project I show you how to make a SWING FOLD CARD.  


Don't forget an inside!


Here are all the dimensions and what I used as far as paper

Paper Pieces:

  • Basic Black card base is 4-1/4 x 11 and scored 2-3/4 and 5-1/2
  • 2 Pieces of Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper cut 4 x 2-1/2
  • Inside Whisper white is 5-1/4 x 4
  • Scrap Whisper White for the Oval
  • Scrap Poppy Parade, Basic Black and Mossy Meadow for the Poppy Flower and Leaves

Here is my SAVI Sunday video showing you how to cut for the Oval Swing Opening:

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Elegant Birthday Card

Have you guys been keeping busy?  I always think the first quarter of the year is going to provide some down time, but I don't know where is it all going.  Including Sale-a-Bration... we are in the last couple of weeks already.  Crazy!

I did not want you to miss out on some really pretty paper and a great stamp set.  I used both, along with some coordinating dies to create these cards. 


My colors are Purple Posy and Soft Sea Foam.  Two of my favorites.  I know you cannot order the Purple Posy ink pad but you can order Purple Posy Blends to color images, ribbons, accessories.  It is a great option to still be able to use the color.  Love using my Blends for this purpose, in any color!

My card bases are standard 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 then scored at 4-1/4"

The So Very Vellum paper is a Free Sales-a-Bration earn with a $50.00 product purchase.  I cut my pieces to 4" x 5-1/2" so this way you can get six pieces per sheet.  The So Very Vellum comes in a 12x12 pack of 3 colors (blue not shown) and you receive two sheets of each color. 

Another Free Sale-a-Bration earn with a $50.00 product purchase, is the Happy Birthday To You stamp set.  Did you notice, I only have the Flowers on my card and not the cake like the stamp has!!!  That's because there is a coordinating product called Birthday Dies and one of the dies just cuts the flowers!  This is a huge bonus for me to get altered looks from the stamp set.  I used Smokey Slate ink for a softer look. 

Here are the dies...

BD Dies

LOOK!  The sprig and leaf dies cut 2 at a time!!!  So I cut some glimmer sprigs and some vellum leaves.

I'd be remiss if I did not mention the stitched rectangle... this is from one of my NEW FAVORITE Die sets called Stitched So Sweetly found in the 2020 Mini Catalog.  It is available in a BUNDLE Call So Sentimental but for this project, I just used the dies. check them out, they are awesome! 

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