Category Archives: backgrounds

Fall Leaves…I Love Them!!


I have another new card to share. I just can’t help using the new Gently Falling Stamp Set out of the Holiday Mini Catalog, so I hope you don’t get tired of seeing cards with these leaf images! If you haven’t purchased yours yet, you really need to get it. I promise you, you won’t be sorry!

Here’s what you’ll need to make this card:

Gently Falling – 123802
En Francais – 109521

Card Stock
Whisper White – 100730
Cherry Cobbler – 119685

Crumb Cake – 121030
Cherry Cobbler – 119669
Peach Parfait – 119783
Poppy Parade – 119782
Tangerine Tango – 111834
Basic Black – 101179
VersaMark – 102283

Scallop Trim Border – 118402
Scallop Oval – 119856

Other Products
Antique Brads – 117272
Linen Thread – 104199
Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder – 101930

You can order everything you need to make this card by clicking on the “Buy Stampin’ Up! Online” Button in the right-hand Column.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping! Terry


Candle Wraps Make Great Handmade Christmas Gifts!


This is a candle wrap I made for a set of short candle pillars. These are so fast and easy to make and they make great gifts! You can do them for any season or holiday and make them any size you need.

Directions: I took a piece of Whisper White Card Stock and cut it so it fit around the candle holder with about 1/2″ extra. I rolled it with the Sparkle and Shine Jumbo Stampin’ Wheel (116542) using Real Red Ink. The Scallop Circles where punched out of Garden Green CS with the2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch(118874) and a dot of glitter was added to each scallop. The ornaments were cut out of Designer Paper (not sure from were because I’ve had it a long time) with the Ornament Punch(119847). I put Sticky Strip along the top of the Whisper White CS and added a strip of dotted ribbon the length of the card stock. Then I placed another strip along the side where the card stock overlaps in the back of the candle holder. The scallop circles were adhered to the front of the candle wrap with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and the ornaments were adhered to them with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I put a piece of Hemp Twine through the clasp of a small, clay Gingerbread Man ornament and tied it around the wrap, on top of the ribbon. It only took about 10 minutes and I was finished! I hope you give these candle wraps a try.

All the items in bold are Stampin’ Up. Go to my online store to order everything you need to make these candle wraps by clicking on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” Button in the right-hand column.

I am entering these in The Paper Players Red and Green Challenge #68 this week.

Thanks for Stopping by and have a great day! Terry

Maine Special! $$$$


I’m having so much fun in Maine, I thought I’d add a special to my Ribbon Share (we only need 1 more person for the ribbon share!) and the Stampin’ Up! Paper buy-3-get-1-free special!
Until the end of the Summer Mini Catalog Sales Period (Aug. 31st) I’m offering 20% off all the stamp sets in this mini catalog. Most of them are not included in the 2011-2011 Idea Book and Catalog! So, get them now by looking through the catalog (see the Summer Mini Button in the right column), writing down the wood mount or clear mount ID number, and emailing or calling me with your order! YOU CANNOT GET THIS DISCOUNT THROUGH MY STAMPIN UP WEB SITE!   Here are some cards made using some of the stamp sets.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry

Sponged Background


Don’t you just love sponged and brayered backgrounds? I know I do! This one was done by sponging Perfect Plum, Tangerine Tango, Peach Parfait, Rose Red, Daffodil Yellow, and So Saffron Inks over the tree image which was first embossed in black on the Whisper White background.

Please leave me a comment…I love reading them! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry

I Don’t Like That Paper!


What do you do with all the designer paper you have in your stash that you just don’t like? You add stamped images and colors to make it into something you do like, of course! I stamped the small doily from the new stamp set, Delicate Doilies, in Calypso Coral in the empty spaces and presto-chango…new designer paper!

This is a great idea when you buy those big 12 x 12 packs of paper (non-SU, of course) and find that some of the paper is not something you would use for anything. You can also emboss them or color in some of the images to match your cardstock. Lots of fun!

Please leave me a comment…I love reading them! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry

Delicate Doilies


My first order from the new 2011-2012 Stampin” Up! Idea Book and Catalog arrived last week and one of the stamp sets I purchased was the Delicate Doilies Set (122592). This set comes with 4 beautiful doily stamps. This is my first card using one of the them and I love the background it made! I stamped the doily randomly on a piece of Whisper White Card Stock with Versa Mark and embossed all the images with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109133). I adhered the panel to a card made from Riding Hood Red Card Stock.

I stamped the cake image (retired) twice, once on a 2 x 2 3/4 piece of Whisper White CS and once on a scrap. The image on the scrap of Whisper White was colored, cut out, and adhered over the cake image on the panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a square, black brad to each corner of the panel and then it was then adhered to a piece of Riding Hood Red CS with more Dimensonals.

Another piece of Riding Hood Red was punched with the Scallop Edge Punch and piece of black ribbon was added. It was adhered to the side of the card front with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The greeting (from another retired stamp set) was stamped on Riding Hood Red Ink and punched out with the Decorative Label Punch. (I’m so glad this punch is in the new catalog! I use it all the time.)

To purchase any of the products used to make this card, just click on the “Order Online” button in the right column.

Let me know what you think! Terry

Monday’s Card Class


Don’t you just love this card? So many Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators have been posting cards using the new Flower Fest Stamp Set (122278 – wood or 122280 – clear)from the Summer Mini Catalog. I think everyone must love it! Anyway, I saw a card like this one that was made by another demo, but I don’t know who it was now. This was her idea, not mine…I just had to make it because it was just too pretty and was screaming my name!
I did something different though. I used the Solid Stripes Background Stamp (115707) to make the striped piece of cardstock behind the flowers. I tell you, with all Stampin’ Up’s images, background stamps, ink colors, and embossing folders, you really never have to buy another piece of decorative paper again!
The flowers were stamped with Versamark (102283) and embossed with 2 of the new embossing powders, Wild Wasabi (123224) and Tangerine Tango (123106). Both of these, plus Melon Mambo Embossing Powder (123223) can also be found in the Summer Mini Catalog. I stamped 5 flowers and then cut off some of the outer rings of petals to make different layers. Each petal layer was adhered to each other and to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Everything was then layered and adhered to a piece of Whisper White Cardstock which was dry embossed with the Big Shot and the Finial Press Embossing Folder (115963).

Bubble Wrap Background


I loved this card when I first saw it on Connie Babbert’s Blog and just had to make one. The background is made from bubble wrap and ink and is such a great idea! All you do is rub your ink pad across a piece of bubble wrap, lay your piece of cardstock on it, and rub over the back of it.
So easy!
The birds are from the Happy Together Stamp Set (114314) and were stamped in Basic Black Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock. The flower was made by punching out 2 flowers with the Fancy Flower Extra-large Punch (118073). The Daffodil Delight flowers were then scrunched until the cardstock started separating, the paper was pulled apart, and then the flowers were scrunched again. Flowers made like this are beautiful and so realistic…much better than the ones you get in packages at the store.
Please leave me a comment…I love reading them! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry

Teahouse Background


Have you tried Stampin’ Up’s background stamps yet? They can be found on pages 141 and 142 of the Idea Book and Catalog. These are very large stamps that will cover an area of about 4 1/2 inches by 5 3/4 inches. They are super for cardmaking and scrapbooking and you can use all of the image or just part of it.
The background on this card was made by stamping the Teahouse Background Stamp (117132) in Melon Mambo Ink onto Regal Rose Cardstock. It was layered onto a card made from Whisper White.
The flower and jar stamp came from the On the Grow Stamp Set, which is in the Summer Mini Catalog. It was watercolored with Stampin’ Write Markers and then the jar was covered with Crystal Effects.
The greeting is from Three Little Words (113254)and was layerd on tags made from the Sizzlits Lots of Tags 4-Pack Dies (114508).

Please leave me a comment…I love reading them! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry