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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

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

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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Super Summer Sale!


The Stampin’ Up! Summer Mini Catalog sales period will end August 31, 2011 and you will not be able to order most of the items in it after that.  There are some wonderful stamp sets in it so if you haven’t purchased the ones you want yet, now is the time to do it!

I’m offering a special from now until the end of August…Purchase $50.00 worth of products (before taxes, shipping and handling)  from the Summer Mini Catalog through me and receive 15% off your purchase! 

You must call or email me your order as this is NOT a Stampin’ Up! sale, but my own.  If you order online through my Stampin’ Up! web site, you will be paying full price.  You may call me at (727) 698-7509 or email me at tduncan088@gmail.com with your order.

I’m posting a few of the cards I’ve made for recent classes using stamp sets and products from the catalog.  I hope you like them!

My Altered Clipboard


When I first saw the paper in the Newsprint Designer Series Paper Pack, I knew I was going to be altering a clipboard with it to “define me”.  Since I was a teenager, I have been altering items to show all kinds of things that I love, things I’ve seen, places I’ve visited, favorites…Just anything that reminds me of me. Things change from day to day, so I never run out of ideas! I make sure that every time I make another item, I explain it to my family. That way, they have something else, besides my scrapbooks, that describes me and my life and that they can use to help them tell my story to their children and grandchildren. I have been trying to get them to make things like this for their children, but no luck with that, yet!

I used Modge Podge to adhere a piece of Basic Black Cardstock to the front of the clipboard. Then, I cut out several words, small articles, and pictures from the Newsprint Designer Series Paper that mean something to me for one reason or another. The heading on one piece of paper was perfect for my title…The Story. I also used stamps, tags, and other embellishments that added to my story. These were all adhered to the cardstock with more Modge Podge. When everything was dry, I added one last layer of Modge Podge to protect the surface of the clipboard. After a final drying, ribbon and a piece of spiral wire were added as final touches.

My clipboard is hanging on the wall right above the table in my craft room where I can see it everyday. If you have never done anything to “tell your story”, this is just one idea you can use. Make several items and give them to your children or family members as gifts. They will love it!


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.

This was so much fun to make!

Beautiful Butterflies


I know. I’ve been really slow in posting the cards from my card classes and I’m sorry. I will try to do better! I’ve been so busy with classes, kits, John Sanpietro’s stamping classes, and family that there’s not enough time in the day to get everything done. I’m really enjoying my 4 grandchildren that live in the area this summer before I go to Maine to visit the 3 that live there.

Here is one of the cards from a class I did last week. It is made using the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die (114507), the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die (118123), First Editions Specialty Paper (121878), and Crumb Cake Cardstock (120953). You can order these supplies by clicking on the “Order Stampin’ Up! On-line Button” in the right-hand column.

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

Always on My Mind!


This card was made with the retired Stampin’ Up! Set, “Always”. I love this set and hate that it has been retired! I guess I’ll just have to buy more stamp sets from the new catalog!! There’s so many great sets to choose from this year.

I had seen a card similar to this one somewhere and made a quick sketch in my notebook so I could make it one day. Well, I finally got around to it a few weeks ago. I stamped the bird in Early Espresso ink and cut it out. The heart in the Whisper White background was stamped in Pink Pirouette. All the pink designer paper was adhered to Early Espresso Card Stock and then adhered to a Crumb Cake card.