Video: Extend-a-Card Fun Fold

I had so much fun making this cute fun fold!
It was a request for how to make how to make a sample that is in the upcoming Stampin’ Up mini catalog coming out in January.

I put my own spin on the fun fold so it would slide up and store under itself.
The card fits in a regular, A2 sized envelope and is 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 when closed.

Here is the video!   The recipe/pdf is linked underneath the video


The set is called Woodland Wonder and it’s a photopolymer set that would be perfect for multiple people
to sign, like a family or office.
It’s great for birthdays, new home, graduation or any Congrats occasion!

(available January 5th for $17)
Demonstrators can preorder it now in December.

I also added a little flip up area for a place to sign the card:

Thanks for stopping by!

Winter Card Kit 7 Ways


I opened up my Watercolor Winter card kit from the Holiday catalog this week and made a bunch of cards!

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Watercolor Winter Simply Created Kit #135869  20 cards/envelopes for $24.95

This is what the projects look like if you follow the directions:

wwkit finished

They are wonderful but the biggest complaint I hear is that they are time consuming and tedious with the paint brush watercoloring.

So I decided to throw out the directions, grab a brayer and go my own way!

It’s a long video for me, about 11 minutes but I show what’s in the kit and then the projects:

Here are a few of my own designs using the kit:



The 2 below are pretty close to the original kit instructions except I brayered instead of paint the color on:



The one below is not using the kit contents at all but using supplies I had on hand like the woodgrain embossing folder.

The Noel die comes from the Wonderful Wreath framelits. The snowflake is from the snowflake card die cuts.


Here is a video from Stampin’ Up with the original Kit instructions:

 If you’d like one, get in touch with me by email, phone or shop online!


The Fox & the Mouse Video

This is a stamp set that makes me smile when I use it!

The Fox And The Mouse SS

I had some time in December to play with these critters and this is one of the cards that happened.   I tried watercolor, other mediums but I just wasn’t getting the pop I wanted until I tried paper piecing it.  I know it’s a lot of fussy cutting but once you get into it, it’s kinda fun!

Here’s all the critters in the set and you can find them on page 21 of the new Stampin’ Up Occasions catalog:


Set of 7

Clear Mount  133851  15.95

Wood Mount   133848  20.95

You can email me if you want some forest friends of your own or order online here.

Here’s the video!

Go stamp something!


Video: Brayering Raised Images

At my last demonstrator get together,  Trish Niedergeses shared a fun technique with the group.  Using a rubber brayer and some classic (dye based) ink rolled over an embossed, raised image she created some really neat cards.   She is quick to say she ‘cased’ the technique and yellow card  from Stampin’ Connection (our demonstrator only share website) from someone but couldn’t remember the name of the original artist.  (and if the artist happens to be reading this, just email me and I’ll give you the credit you deserve!  Great Card!)

And remember, it’s a live video at our get together with over 40 women so pardon the applause and comments!

Take some time to stamp for YOU today!