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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

Life is a Matter of Moments


This card is one of my all-time favorites!

When I first looked at the colors in the Fall Color Challenge over at Our Creative Corner, I thought, “Ugh, those colors won’t look good together.”  But, once I started putting papers together, I knew it was going to work!

I’ve been busy making cards with the other colors of DSP in the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Mini Catalog, but hadn’t used this Old Olive Print until now.  (Every print in this package of DSP is gorgeous and I will be using every scrap of it!)

The card base is made with Cajun Craze Card Stock.  I took  slightly smaller pieces of Crumb Cake CS and the DSP, punched the corners with Ticket Corner Punch and adhered them together.  Then I added a brad to each corner of the panel and adhered it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The smaller layer was done the same way, but  I added a piece of Victoria Crochet Trim to the front of it before adhering it to the card.  I stamped the flower from the Creative Elements Stamp Set 3 times with Chocolate Chip Ink onto Cajun Craze CS. Then I cut 2 of the images smaller so I would have a 3-layer flower.  I went over the edges of each petal with my Chocolate Chip Marker to make them stand out more and then added a few highlights with a Signo Gel Pen.  The 3 pieces were adhered together and to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I stamped the label with the dots from the Four Frames Stamp Set using the rock-n-roll method in Old Olive and Cajun Craze Inks, and cut it out with the Decorative Label Punch.  The sentiment was stamped in the middle of the label and then I sponged a tiny bit of the inks in the middle of it.  It is matted with a piece of Cajun Craze.  I just love the way it looks!  Hope you do, too.

All products are from Stampin’ Up! and can be purchased from my online store 24/7 by clicking on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” button in the right-hand column.

Check Out This Beautiful Ribbon!


Here is one of the cards I made out of a Class in a Bag I was sent from Stampin’ Up! Everything to make this card and more was included, except a stamp set. So I used the flowers from the hostess set, Simply Sent. (You can only get this awesome stamp set by being a hostess at you own Stampin’ Up! Demonstration!)

Check out this ribbon! It’s theWild Wasabi 1-1/4″  Striped Grosgrain Ribbon from Stampin’ Up! (125059).  You can get a 10 yard roll for only $9.95,  or join one of my ribbon shares if you don’t need that much and want more colors!  (Keep scrolling down to see the ribbon shares.)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry

Paper Players Challenge


Don’t you just love Challenges? I know I do! You are given a sketch to follow. You choose the paper, stamps, inks, etc. that you want to use on your card, scrapbook page, etc., and then you go to town!
I made this card for the Paper Players Sketch Challenge #65 this week.

The card is made out of More MustardWhisper WhiteGarden Green Card Stock, and Pear Pizzazz Designer Series Paper. The flowers are from the Simply Soft Stamp Set and the sentiment is from the bottom half of the “S” is for sympathy stamp in theOccasions Alphabet. (This alphabet set not only has all the letters, but as a sentiment to go with each one. You also get 26 sentiments that can be used separately! It’s on page 171 Stampin’ Up’s 2011/2012 Idea Book and Catalog.)

Want to know how I got that small oval for the sentiment? I stamped the image on a scrap of Whisper White CS and punched with the Stampin’ Up! Scallop Oval Punch!

Because the punch is way too big for what I wanted, I had to make some adjustments.

Here’s how you do it:
After stamping the sentiment, place the card stock into the punch sideways with the words close to the right-hand side of the punch.

Then adhere the punched piece to a Post-it Note or a larger piece of card stock with a removable glue dot or tape to hold it. (This makes it easier to get the small piece lined up in the punch.) Place it back into the punch so that the words are close to the other end and the scallops in the middle are centered. Punch again and Whaa-laa, easy peasy!

To make the mat for it, adhere your punched out piece to a scrap of Garden Green Card Stock and do the same thing over. I just punch it a little bit larger.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry

The Old and the New – SUDSOL Challenge 162


One of the challenges on SUDSOL this week is to take an old card that you’ve done and remake it a little differently. Well, I love this card I made using one of the flowers from the Flower Fancy Stamp Set and gold embossing.

So, I just changed it a little bit and used a leaf stamp from Gently Falling and embossed it it gold. I also dry embossed this one with the Finial Press Embossing Folder, whereas I rolled the first one with the Very Vintage Wheel.

I think they’re both so elegant! Which one do you like best?

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry

Another “I Don’t Like this Paper” Card


Here is another card I made using designer paper that I didn’t like. The original paper had very pale pink and white flowers and I thought it looked too blah. So, I took my Rose Red marker and colored them. After that, the paper was just what I wanted! It matched the rosette I wanted to use and was a lot brighter.

When buying packages or pads of designer paper, there’s usually 1 or 2 pieces in them that you don’t really like. Don’t get rid of them…alter them to you liking!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry

Birds, Birds, and More Birds!


In case you all haven’t noticed, I love the little bird from the Bird Builder Punch (117191) and use it quite a bit. And since I love it so much, I’m going to offer it to you for 10% off until the end of September!! Just email me at: tduncan088@gmail.com, or call me at
(727)698-7509 to let me know you want it. It will be sent directly to your home address.
I also used the Elements of Style Stamp Set. The flowers were stamped in Rose Red Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock and I stamped the bird in Pacific Point Ink. The Pacific Point piece of card stock and a larger piece of Whisper White were dry embossed with the Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder. I used the “X is for EXTRA…That’s how special you are” stamp from the new Occasions Alphabet (This set is so cool…There is a sentiment for every letter of the alphabet!!) and punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch. I backed it with Pacific Point, added rhinestones, and adhered it and the bird to the card front with Dimensionals. Then I added a bow made with Rose Red Seam Binding and wha-lah, my card is finished!
Oh heck, I like this card so much, too…I guess I’ll also offer the Elements of Style Stamp Set (wood – #118611, or clear – #120045), the Occasions Alphabet (wood – #117090, or clear – #123598), and the Decorative Label Punch (120907)for 10% off, as well!
(See more cards using the Bird Builder Punch on here by scrolling down and looking at older posts.)