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SAVI Sunday - Episode 39 - What's Your Inspiration?

Savi Sunday 39 - What's Your Inspiration?

So where do you look, for inspiration?  There are so many places to go to, such as me, your demonstrator!  But it has been a hard year for in-person classes, which is where a lot of my customers get their inspiration from.  So I thought I would put together a list of ideas.

Where to get inspiration:

But let's talk about the semi-obvious places:

Now how about the not-so-obvious places:

  • nature
  • wildlife
  • paintings
  • pictures
  • other greeting cards
  • a picture on tv
  • advertisement
  • wallpaper

I think the list could go on and on.  The important thing to remember... is just look.  Keep your eyes open.  Inspiration is all around us. 

So for my SAVI 39...  here is my inspiration.  It is a photo card that actually popped up in one of my social media feeds and I thought, hmmmmm... I can make that and use it as a template for a card.


And here is my card that I made...


I used Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy and Shaded Spruce card stock along with Classic Christmas DSP and Cherish The Season stamp set.  Here, take a watch on my video

But first, my NOVEMBER HOSTESS CODE IS:  GTVE94VB and it is valid until November 29th.  Make a $50.00 product purchase and receive a free gift from me!

Merry & Bright

Merry & Bright Online Sale is November 24, 2020!!! About 95% of the Annual Catalog will be 10% Off.

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SAVI Sunday 38 - Wonder of the Season

As the holidays are coming... I want to share some more inspiration for your holidays cards.  Here are some classic red and green Christmas cards.   

SAVI Sunday 38 - Wonder of the Season Product Suite

This product suite is one of my absolute favorites from the 2020 Holiday Catalog!  There are 2 stamp and die sets bundles, 2 packs of designer paper, 2 rolls of ribbon (a ribbon & a cording), Memories & More Card Pack, Memories & More Card bases with envelops AND some fabulous gems. 

Card 1 highlights... I used a Memories and More card cut down with a Stitched Rectangle die and used it as a piece of designer series paper.  The I used the same size rectangle die to cut a pieces from the Wonder of the Season Specialty DSP.  Words, stamps and dies are from the Wishes & Wonder Bundle that comes in the product suite. 

Click on Images to get a closer look!


Card 2 highlights... use strips of the Wonder of the Season Specialty Designer Series Paper to fill in your background.  Then a cut down piece of a Memories & More card.  The words, bell dies and pine sprig dies are from the Cherish the Season Bundle that comes in the Wonder of the Season Product Suite.


Card 3 highlights... with a layer of Brushed Metallic Cardstock, I laid 1 x 4" strips of DSP.  


Make sure to watch my SAVI Sunday 38 video for all the dimensions:

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SAVI Sunday 37 - 4 Ways To Use Square Vellum Doilies

SAVI Sunday - Episode 37:  4 Ways To Use the Square Vellum Doilies

Welcome to this weeks SAVI Sunday video and projects featuring the Square Vellum Doilies from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.  This beautiful doilies add just that elegant touch to a projects whether is it a simple designer or one with many layers.  So, I am going to show you both!  Be sure to watch my SAVI Sunday YouTube video linked below. 

1.)  Using the Square Vellum Doilies as they come...


The above card has a Misty Moonlight card base, a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, and a top layer of Misty Moonlight that is 3-3/4 x 5.   It also features the So Sentimental Bundle full of great words and a fabulous collection of stitched label dies!  The simplicity of this card is easy to replicate but it is so striking too. Don't forget to use Stampin' Dimensionals to add pop to the label. 

The next card has the opposite color theme with a little bit of a twist!

2.)  Adding color to the Square Vellum Doilies...


I used Thick Whisper White for my card base, a layer of Misty Moonlight measuring 4-1/8 x 5-3/8 and a top piece of Whisper White that is 4 x 5-1/4.  Here I used my Sponge Brayer to color the doily to help make it stand out as a focal point.  Again, I added the word label with Stampin' Dimensionals and also some rhinestones for bling. 

Here is probably my favorite of all 4 projects! 

3.)  Don't be afraid to cut apart those doilies...


Using Basic Gray card stock for my base, I cut one doily in half and adhered both to the right side of the card.  The doilies hung off the top and bottom so I simply used my Paper Snips to trim off the excess.  The products featured on this card are all found in the Peony Garden Product Suite, one of my favorites found in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. 

The piece of Peony Garden Designer Series Paper is cut to 2-1/2 x 5-1/2.  I stamped the peony flower, colored with Old Olive and Petal Pink Stampin' Blends and die cut.  It is adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Add some of the beautiful Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon and a few Elegant Faceted Gems to make the card sparkle.

4.)  Sponge mask with the doilies...


So remember back on Card # 2 where I sponged the doily to make it blue (Misty Moonlight)?  Well, this is where this card originated from.  I laid the doily on a piece of Whisper White card stock measuring 4 x 5-1/4 to sponge on the ink.  When I removed the colored doily, I was left with a cool negative image and decide to use it as my background piece of this card. 

The Silver Foil is die cut from the Ornate Layers Dies.  You will need a piece of Silver Foil that is 3-1/2 x 5.  The Whisper White piece is cut from the Rectangle Stitched die that has a final dimension of 1-3/4 x 3-1/8 so cut a piece of card stock slight larger or 2 x 3-1/4.  

I have 3 bells die cut out of Real Red card stock and 3 mini bells from Silver Foil.  I used a total of 6 larger pine sprigs and 6 smaller ones die cut from Shade Spruce card stock.  All layered together with the center bells popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals. 

Here's my video to see how everything came together!

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SAVI Sunday- Episode 36 Gold Hoop Ornaments

SAVI Sunday - Episode 36:  Gold Hoop Ornaments

Well, my Sunday did not go according to plan.  In NE Ohio, we had very high winds and snow.  Yes, snow on November 1st!  With the winds came disrupted internet service.  My Wi-Fi was off and on all afternoon and after the third upload attempt, I said, I guess this was just not meant to be for today.  

Anyway, here is my Savi Sunday just a day late.  I really hope you like my projects, three cute little ornaments all made with the Gold Hoop Embellishments and the Quite Curvy Celebrations product suite releasing November 3, 2020. 


Ornament 1:  Real Red Ribbon

Don't forget.... you can click on any of the images and they will open larger for you to see up close!


  • For the first ornament, I die cut 6 of the leaves from Mossy Meadow card stock and 2 from Gold Foil
  • I clustered and adhered them together with Stampin' Seal+ adhesive
  • Tie a bow with Real Re ribbon and used a couple of Glue Dots to adhere to leaves
  • Use several Glue Dots to adhere the leaf cluster to the Gold Hoop
  • Tie a piece of Real Red ribbon for ornament hanger

Ornament 2:  Merry and Bright


  • I punched a 2-1/4 circle from Whisper White CS
  • Stamp the stars in Crushed Curry across the circle in three lines
  • Punch a hole at top of circle and adhere to Gold Hoop with Glue Dots
  • Stamp fern branch in Old Olive ink on Whisper White and fussy cut
  • Now do a Mirror Image Stamp of the same fern branch so it curves the opposite direction.
    • For Mirror stamping CLICK HERE to see my video explaining how to do!
  • Stamp "merry and bright" words only in Cherry Cobbler onto Whisper White and die cut with Curvy Dies, adding the tag tails
  • Die cut 4 Old Olive leaves
  • Adhere ferns, leaves and Old Olive Ribbon to back of "merry and bright" words
  • Use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere to circle
  • Tie a piece of the Old Olive Ribbon for hanger

Ornament 3:  Shiny Star


  • What My SAVI Sunday Video to see how I put this one together

Coming NOVEMBER 3, 2020....  See it here:   Curvy Celebrations Product Sheet

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SAVI Sunday - Episode 35 Using DSP Scraps

Hey everyone!  Hope you are well.  I got to spend some time with my nieces and nephew today, which was great.  It was a couple of weeks since I had seen them and the two little ones were so excited to see Auntie.  We played on the swing set, and made fake Smores (bark for graham crackers, rocks for marshmallows, and fallen acorns for the chocolate).  They picked sticks and we took colorful fall leaves rolled up, then poked through our sticks to make our fake fire...LOL!  It was great to see them use such imagination.  I loved every minute of it. 

Any ways, so I am posting a little late Sunday night for my Savi Sunday but I'm here.  Tonight I am showing two projects using Designer Series Paper that is included in the DSP Sale (ending October 31, 2020). 

Card 1:  using Poinsettia Place DSP


  • Card base is Crumb Cake cut to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2
  • DSP strips are all 4" and random 1/2" wide to about 3/4" wide(you will have to see what you have and fits across)
  • I adhered my next to each other but you can put space between (SEE NEXT PROJECT BELOW)
  • Words from So Sentiment stamp set and stamped with Crumb Cake Ink
  • Words cut from Layering Oval Dies
  • Brushed Metallic leaves from Forever Flourishing Dies
  • Ribbon is from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo pack

Card 2:  using Snowflake Splendor DSP


I just love how this one came out!

  • card base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 of Purple Posy CS
  • you need a 4 x 5-1/4 piece of Whisper White
  • DSP strips from Snowflake Splendor are random lenghts.  Most are 1/2" wide with a couple being 3/4"
  • adhere DSP strips in different directions, leaving a small gap between each
  • trim off excess pieces of DSP to mat Whisper White size
  • words from So Sentimental, stamped in Purple Posy ink on Whisper White
  • add Snowflake embellishments and Silver Metallic Edged Ribbon

Download DSP Sale 10-2020 download to see all the Designer Series Paper that is 15% off until October 31, 2020. 

My October Hostess Code is 79F6YSCU but it is only valid until October 29, 2020.  I need a day to get the order closed :)  Oh, and its a mystery hostess month!

Here is my SAVI Sunday video!

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