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Hello, Friend!


I just love the color purple, especially when it it’s paired with white! This Concord Crush Designer Series Paper was added to Whisper White Card Stock to make a simple, but pretty card for the Challenge over at 365 Cards. They have a different challenge every day, so if you ever get in a funk and are at a loss for ideas, that is the place to go.

The flower was punched out using the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch. This is an awesome punch that will cut out 3 different shapes! I added a Designer Printed Brad and some Hemp Twine to the flower and tied it on the white satin bow. I backed it with a piece of designer paper which had been cut out with the Decorative Label Punch. Easy-Peasy!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry


E is for Everything


I’m home from Maine now and I managed to bring back a cold with me, so I haven’t been doing too much. I did manage to make a couple of cards for some challenges. This card was made for the CPS-Card Challenge #241.

I used my favorite Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up! again-Spice Cake! I used 3 of the designs out of the pack. This time I used Pool Party and Chocolate Chip Card Stock along with it.

I stamped one of the images from the Four Frames Stamp Set in Chocolate Chip Ink on the Pool Party CS and punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch.

The sentiment on the tag is from the Occasions Alphabet Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up! The set contains 26 stamps, one for each letter of the alphabet and a sentiment to go with it. It’s a very handy set!

I added a piece of Victoria Vintage Trim and 3 Basic Pearls to the card front.Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry

The Willow-Wren and the Bear


The challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp is to get inspiration from a Fairy Tale or Nursery Rhyme. When I was teaching, I loved to read Fairy Tales by the Grimm Brothers to my students and The Willow-Wren and the Bear was one of my favorites.  

So, I had to use my Bird Builder Punch once again! (If you are new to my website and you look around, you will see that I love birds!) The Early Espresso Card Stock represents the bear, the red button-the fox, the vintage trim – the queen, and the bird-the King of the Birds. I even used a fancy flourish to represent the kingdom. I’ve made cards like this before in different colors, but this one is my favorite because there’s an underlying story behind it! Hope you like it as much as I do. this was such a fun challenge!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! Terry

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

Cards & Things Challenge



This is the card I’m entering in the Cards & Things Challenge this week. The card was made with Very Vanilla Card Stock. I layered a piece of Tangerine Tango CS, which was embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, on the front of the card. I cut out a piece of First Edition Specialty Paper with the Top Note Bigz Die, cut off the right side of it, sponged the edges with Tangerine Tango Ink, and adhered it to the card front.  The bird, the bird’s wing and the branch were all punched out using the Build a Bird Punch. They were adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Happy Birthday was stamped on a small piece of the First Edition Specialty Paper and was cut out with scissors. Last, I added a piece of Victoria Crochet Trim and a button to match.  All products, except the button, are Stampin’ Up!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry

Tissue Box Cover


I love this paper! It’s only one of the 12 designs from Well Worn, a new Designer Series Paper Pack from Stampin’ Up. I wanted to make a tissue box cover for my son’s bathroom so I needed something masculine. This is what I came up with. I was kind of worried about the crochet trim but he really liked it!

I also used Pacific Point andCajun Craze Card Stock. The bird is from the Nature Walk Stamp Set and was stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink onSahara Sand Cardstock. I added some detail, cut it out, and adhered it the piece of Cajun Craze withStampin’ Dimensionals. The two antique brads are also from Stampin’ Up!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry

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My Second Class in a Box is Ready!


Letters to Santa Card Set
Class in the Mail

It’s time to start making your list and checking it twice! Join the festivities with my Letters to Santa card class and you can start marking things off your list already. You’ll love the fact that you’ll get directions for a whole variety of quick-to-make cards featuring the Quick Accents self-adhesive die cuts. You’ll create 8 cards, 4 mini notes, and 4 tags along with a handy folder for organizing your cards and other holiday information in no time. Just because these projects are quick doesn’t mean that we’ll be skimping on the details! Get your holiday season off to the right start and leave plenty of time for relaxing under the Christmas lights with a cup of cocoa during the holiday season.

There are 4 ways to get this Letters to Santa Class in a Box:

1. Join my Classy Cut-ups Team and become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator (with free training)and get the tutorial for free!

2. Purchase the Four the Holidays Stamp Set (116921 – $13.95), Letters to Santa Designer Series Paper Pack (122349 – $10.95), and the Letters to Santa Quick Accents (122369 – $9.95) and get the tutorial free (0ver 30 pages of detailed instructions, diagrams, pictures, and measurements for cutting all the paper!)

3. Purchase just the Letters to Santa Class in the Box Tutorial for $7.00.

4. Purchase the tutorial and all the pre-cut card stock and designer series paper needed to complete the set for $ 15.00.

When I see that you have selected and/or paid for option 1, 2, 3, or 4, I will email you the tutorial.  For options #1 and 2, click on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” Button in the right column and it will take you to my on-line store. You can sign-up to become a demonstrator and/or purchase the stamp set and paper there. Click on the Letters to Santa Class in a Box Paypal Button in the right column here  to purchase option #3 or #4.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry

My First On-line and by Mail Class


I think I will call this “A Class in a Box.” This is the first one I’m offering and I’m so excited to be able to do it! Here it is:

Welcome to the Bow Boutique Card & Purse Set Class in a Box!
Do you confidently tie perfect bows? Put your bow woes behind you! Once you learn the tricks to create these five fabulous bows you’ll be tying bows like a pro! Bows can add that perfect detail to cards, scrapbook pages, décor, 3-D projects, and gift items. This tutorial is designed to fulfill your quest for perfect bows for projects of all types while making some beautiful cards and a lovely purse to put them in. No more tying yourself into knots over tying bows!
In this class, you will make:
• One purse style card box
• Four coordinating cards
• Five bow tying techniques
This project features the Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper (122367) along with the Four Frames, and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets. The rich colors and bold graphic designs create rich and elegant projects that are perfectly embellished with five different bows. Grab your ribbon and join in the bow boutique fun, you’ll be glad you did when you have bow making all tied up!

The tutorial is about 25 pages and includes a listing of everything needed to make the purse and cards, all cutting directions with pictures, detailed instructions and pictures of each step when you’re ready to put the cards and purse together, detailed instructions and pictures of each bow as they are being made, plus bonus ideas, more samples, and templates. It makes everything so easy!

There are 3 ways to get this great Class in a Box:

1. Purchase the Class in the Box with all the card stock and designer paper pre-cut and ready to go for $15.00 (which includes shipping and handling.) It will be mailed within 2 business days after your Paypal payment is verified.

2. Purchase just the 25-page tutorial for $7.00. It will be available for download as soon as you email me with you email address and your Paypal payment has been verified.

3. Get it free with the purchase of the Four Frames Stamp Set (wood – 123440 – $20.95; or clear – 123442 – $15.95) from me. The download will be available as soon as your order for the stamp set is placed. Just click on the “Buy Stampin’ Up! On-line Button” in the right-hand column and email me your order number and I will send you the download.

This set also makes a great gift for someone!

The Paypal button for purchasing the Bow Boutique Purse and Card Class in a Box is in the right-hand column here.

My 10 Favorites…


Hi Stampers

I that told you that I love the Holiday Mini Catalog or rather everything that’s in it (or almost everything!). I love the fact that it has a suite for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. You can see what’s in it by clicking the picture of the mini in the right column.

My Top Ten Favorites are:

10. Kraft Gift Box (124106) $2.95 (food safe – so perfect for cookies!)

9. Cellophane Bags (124134) $2.50 – great for candy (especially M&M’s)

8. Dazzling Diamonds (124117) $2.50

7. You Are Loved Stamp Set (W 123777) $31.95 (C 123779) $23.95. Love, love this gorgeous girly valentine stamp set.

6. Stocking Builder Punch (124095) $16.95 and you need:
Stitched Stocking Stamp Set (W 123782) $27.95) (C 123784) $19.95

5. Frostwood Lodge Product Suite
Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper (124002) $10.95
Christmas Lodge (W 123767) $33.95 (C 123769) $25.95
3/8″ Quilted Satin Ribbon Cherry Cobbler (124105) $7.95
3/8″ Quilted Satin Ribbon Early Espresso (124104) $7.95

4. Holiday Stocking Bigz Die (124098) $32.95
You Can make fun holidays projects using almost any material. And it wouldn’t be complete without the Stocking Accents Original Die (124099) $17.95

3. Holly Berry Bouquet Product Suite
Pines & Poinsettias Stamp Set (W 123762) $19.95 (C 123764) $14.95
Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty Designer Series Paper (124004) $12.95
Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Fabric (124065) $9.95
Designer Buttons (125636) $5.95

2. Spice Cake Product Suite
Gently Falling Stamp Set (W 123802) $39.95 (C 123804) $28.95
Spice Cake Designer Series Paper (124003) $10.95
Spice Cake Designer Fabric (124066) $9.95
Designer Button (124113) $7.95

1. Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334) $29.95
It has score tracks every 1/8″ inch. It has a stylus instead of a plastic blade for scoring
It has markers that you place for easy scoring.

There you have it – didn’t I tell you I loved, loved almost everything in the Holiday Mini catalog? How about you – what are you favorites?
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry