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Fall Themed Gift Box

Need a quick and easy little gift box?  Here is one for you that you can make in minutes.  You just need a piece of 6x6 Designer Series Paper and coordinating card stock.  This one would be great for a masculine option or fall theme. 



Lid:  Plaid Tiding 6 x 6 DSP.  Score each side at 1/2" and 1-1/2" (back off edge of Score board slightly.... about 1/16")

Box base:  Early Espresso CS  cut to 7 x 7.  Score each side at 2"

Tag:  Two pieces of card stock cut at 2 x 3...  One Very Vanilla and one Early Espresso

CLICK HERE to watch my Facebook video to see how I cut on some of the score lines and put the box together.  Like and follow my page while you are there.  I would appreciate it. 

The Tag Die, Words and Spring Die are all from the Celebration Tidings Bundle  found in the 2020 August-December Mini Catalog. 

I used the Early Espresso Faux Suede Ribbon to tie up the box.  Finished box is approximately 5 x 5 x 3 (you can for sure fit 4 Ferrero Rocher chocolates)

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Don't forget October 2020 is our Designer Series Paper Sale and the Plaid Tidings 6x6 stack is included!  See the full list of DSP papers included by clicking Download DSP Sale 10-2020 .

Shop at: and use Hostess Code:  79F6YSCU  Order by October 29, 2020 to be entered into a Mystery Hostess

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Aurora Borealis Background

SAVI Sunday Epidsode 29 - Aurora Borealis Background Technique


I just love how this card turned out with the streaks of color and slight hues of Bermuda Bay and Rich Razzleberry.  Seeing the Aurora Borealis is definitely on my Bucket list!  Do you have a bucket list?  What are some of the things you would like to see or do?

While coloring the background, it is going to look like a mess and like it does not make sense.  But trust me, just keep going and it will all come together at the end. 

Watch how I create the background in my SAVI Sunday video and then catch all card dimensions and supplies below. 


Card Details:

  • Basic Black card stock base cut to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 & scored at 4-1/4
  • 2 pieces of Whisper White CS cut to 4 x 5-1/4 and 3-7/8 x 5-1/8
  • To add an inside, another piece of Whisper White cut 4 x 5-1/4 
  • Sponge on colors for background in long streaks using a Sponge Daubers
  • Stamp tree images in Memento Black Ink
  • Add stars with Stampin' Chalk Marker
  • Adhere layers together with Stampin' Seal adhesive


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Life Is Beautiful Stamp Set

Hi there.  

Life is Beautiful... what a great name for a stamp set.  I think it is quiet a fitting reminder for today, well, really for this year.  I feel we need to be reminded during these trying time that life is beautiful, we just need to see it.  

I just love this card and all the colors.  I participated in a Team card challenge and this submission was made by a fellow Demonstrator, Mary Ann Rositer.  I love how she lets the Pretty Peacock card base remain as much a part of the focal color as the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper.  Very nice job.  


Now, because I only receive a photo of all the card challenge submissions, I do not have the card in front of me.  I am going to take a guess at the basic sizes of what she cut.

  • Pretty Peacock card base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 scored at 4-1/4 on the long side.
  • DSP 3 x 4
  • Gold Foil 3-1/8 x 4-1/8
  • Whisper White for tree, 3-3/4 x 2-1/2
  • Pretty Peacock CS mat, 3-7/8 x 2-3/8
  • then you need Whisper White piece for the words and label die

Here is imagery from Stampin' Up! showing a few more examples.  You can click on the photo to bring up larger. 

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Here are all the products used to make this card: 

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Fall Pumpkins in a Wheelbarrow

Fall pumpkins in a wheelbarrow... reminds me of when I was little. 

My parents would take me and my brother to a pumpkin patch to pick out our very own pumpkin.  It was the highlight of the season, and probably why the fall is my favorite time of the year.  My brother would dash off, running wildly towards the patch.  Mom yelling at him to slow down and wait.  He would always go for the biggest pumpkin he could possibly carry.  He did not care about the color, nicks nor scratches, or if it even had a stem. 

Me on the other hand, the perfectionist (I guess I should have known then) would look and look and look... until I found that perfect shape, that perfect stem arc, and the most perfect orange-colored pumpkin I could find.  It would take me ten times the amount of time, but I wanted the most beautiful pumpkin in the patch.  It was quiet maddening to my brother (tee hee).  

Any ways, this Autumn Goodness Bundle with pumpkins in a wheelbarrow, takes me back to those sweet, childhood memories.  Ones that makes you just smile and chuckle a little.


Card Details:

  • Pretty Peacock card base cut 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 scored at 4-1/4 on long side
  • Plaid Tidings DSP cut 4-1/8 x 5-3/8 adhered to card front
  • 3 Pretty Peacock rectangles:  1-1/4 x 5-1/8
  • 3 Foil rectangles:  1-1/8 x 5
  • Adhere foil to Pretty Peacock rectangles and adhered on top of DSP (flat or with Dimensionals)
  • Very Vanilla CS cut to 3-1/4 x 3-3/4
  • Grunge stamp randomly in Early Espresso, stamping off on scrap paper first
  • Die cut wheel and wheelbarrow from foil paper
  • Stamp pumpkin cluster with Memento ink, color with Stampin' Blends, then die cut
    • Blends used:  Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Pumpkin Pie, Petal Pink, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler
  • Adhere wheel, wheelbarrow, an pumpkin cluster and add to Very Vanilla CS
  • Stamp words in Early Espresso
  • Add an Iridescent Pearl to wheel

Shop this bundle by clicking on the supply item pictures below. 

August 2020 Hostess Code:  FS4UKJ4A

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World of Good - Leaders Swap (2)

Here is my second post, sharing other swaps I received in the Leaders Swap I participated in.  If you miss the first one, you can catch it by clicking HERE.  I hope you enjoy me sharing all these fabulous projects, especially I we don't seem to get a lot of masculine cards done.  Am I right?

As in the first post, these are cards all featuring the World of Good Product Suite.  A great suite of world maps and globes, foils, and rich colors.  

I have given each project a name... just for fun!

Card 1:  Old World Layers


Card Details:  

  • Misty Moonlight card stock base 5-1/2 x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4 on long side
  • Layer of Bumblebee card stock cut 4 x 5-1/2"
  • Whisper White card stock cut 3-3/4 x 5-1/4" and embossed with Old World Paper embossing folder
  • Old World DSP strip is cut to 1-1/4 x 4"
  • Adhere all above together and wrap with a piece of 3/16" Braided Linen Trim
  • (2) two 2-1/4 Circle Punches.  One in Misty Moonlight and one in Bumblebee card stock
  • Stamp globe and words on Whisper White using Misty Moonlight ink
  • Punch globe and words out with 2" Circle Punch
  • Adhere one circle flat and the other with dimensionals
  • Embellish with Gilded Gems

Thank you to Kim Vogel for sharing this great card.

Card 2:  Shine like a Foil Globe


Card Details:

  • Misty Moonlight card stock base 5-1/2 x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4 on long side
  • Layer of Cinnamon Cider card stock cut 4 x 5-1/2" and embossed with Old World Paper embossing folder
  • 3 strips of DSP in different designs cut 1-1/4 x 5"
  • Punch each end of DSP strips with the New Lovely Labels Pick A Punch
  • Stamp words in Early Espresso on a piece of Crumb Cake card stock
  • Die cut words with a die from the Tasteful Labels Dies set
  • Die cut globe and stand  from Gold Foil Sheet and layer globe with piece of Misty Moonlight and circle die from World of Good Suite
  • Globe and words are adhered with Dimensionals

This card was created by Toni Mari's Creations.  I think she did a fabulous job! 

Card 3:  Cinnamon Cider Maps


Card Details:

  • Thick Whisper White card base cut to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4 on long side
  • Layer of Cinnamon Cider card stock cut 4 x 5-1/2" and embossed with Old World Paper embossing folder
  • Layer of Old World DSP cut 3 x 4"
  • Cinnamon Cider card stock die cut with label die from the Tasteful Label Dies from the In Good Taste Product Suite
  • Words stamped in Cinnamon Cider ink on Whisper White & die cut with Tasteful Label die
  • Piece of Gold twine from Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack 

This project was created by Lynn Feldkamp out of Minnesota.  I think that DSP is so great and I like the cut size she used.  You will be able to get 12 pieces out of one sheet from the Old World DSP Pack!  Great idea Lynn!


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