Hi Everyone,

Today I have a sympathy card. Not a cheery occasion, but if you need one, you want it to be beautiful and reflect your concern and thoughtfulness. I believe I have captured that with this cream sympathy card. With heavy weight cream cardstock, vellum and beautiful die cuts you can achieve this look too!

Supplies: cream cardstock or ivory, vellum, Heartfelt Creations Botanical Rose stamp and die, Memory Box butterfly,  Magnolia leaves, Marianne flourish die, Cheery Lynn flourish, lace, recollections pearl bling, antique embossing powder, versamark embossing stamp pad, Marianne swirl flourish stamp, adhesive

Directions: Cut a 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ card base from cream or ivory cardstock, cut one piece of vellum 5 1/4″ square, cut on piece of cream or ivory square 5″ x 5″. Take the ivory square and put the Marianne flourish on die cut and emboss. Line up your vellum and die cut piece and stamp your sentiment. Layer on lace and ribbon, adhere both pieces to the card base. Stamp, heat emboss and die cut the rose. Shape and layer, add the leaves and Cheery Lynn flourishes. Adhere to the card. Cut one butterfly from cardstock and another from vellum, layer, add a pearl and adhere. Stamp the inside with Versamark and heat emboss with the antique cream/gold powder. Write your sentiment inside and give.



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Happy Easter!

butterfly cross boxbutterfly corss box openHappy Easter Everyone!

Today I have a special gift to show you! A butterfly Easter Cross Box! Perfect for gift giving this season!

Supplies: Silhouette cross box digital cut file, 2 pieces of purple 12 x 12 cardstock, silver poster cardstock, raspberry glitter paper, pearl shimmer cardstock, Cheery Lynn Flourishes, memory box tiny butterflies, Spellbinders large butterfly, Cheery Lynn Fishtail banner, He is Risen stamp

Directions: Cut one box bottom and one top, assemble, cut 4 flourishes- 2 large from pearl cardstock and 2 small from silver cardstock, attach with wet glue, cut two small butterflies from pearl cardstock assemble and attach, stamp your sentiment and cut out with fishtail banner, cut 1 large butterfly from pearl cardstock and the inset one from glitter paper, assemble and glue. Add bling and put the lid on! Done! Fill with a treat and give to a friend!

I am entering this into the Cheery Lynn design challenge:

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Have a Fabulous Birthday!

A fresh new card to celebrate spring and a fabulous birthday! Creamy yellow & white Daises, a “blingy” butterfly, and beautiful embossing come together for this cheerful step card! It’s available in my Etsy shop, Hyde Park Hill.

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Dies: Spellbinder step die & ovals, Heartfelt Creations Daisy stamp and dies, HC corner flower scroll, memory box butterfly

Other Supplies: Distress ink- Squeezed Lemonade & Peeled Paint, Memento Tuxedo Black, White Cardstock- 110# paper, colored paper – I used turquoise from Recollections, coordinating bling, adhesive (I used dries clear glue)

Directions: Cut out a step card with white cardstock, the heavy paper, 110# helps the step card to hold it’s shape and helps it stand up better than regular cardstock which is 65#. Cut coordinating pieces with colored cardstock. Emboss the large colored cardstock. Stamp and heat emboss in white 2 sets of Heartfelt Creations daisies. Cut out daisies using coordinating die. Using a sponge dauber, highlight the middle of the daisies with yellow ink. Stamp, emboss, color and cut out three leaves. Cut out a butterfly. Shape and assemble all the flowers. Stamp the sentiment and cut out with the oval die. Layer with dimensional foam tape adhesive. Attach to the card. Arrange flowers and leaves and attach. Enjoy!




Happy Birthday Wishes

Happy Birthday Glass Wishes Birthday CardHi Everyone!

Here is a fun birthday card with a glass half round!

Supplies: Black Staz-On Ink, Spun Sugar Distress Ink, White embossing powder, white cardstock, teal cardstock, vellum, glitter paper, Die cuts by Sue Wilson Spain Collection, Scandinavian oval, Pastry Doily, banner, leaves by Cheery Lynn, Botanical Rose & butterflies stamps & dies by Heartfelt Creations, eyelet border punch by Martha Stewart, Memory Box foliage.

Directions: Die cut your card base, die cut a matching teal card base, layer doily, eyelet punch pieces, cut the glitter piece. Using foam adhesive, mount the oval, layer another teal oval on it. Stamp your rose, heat emboss with white, paint with distress inks, die cut it, shape, layer and assemble. Cut leaves from vellum and run your embossing tool down the middle for veins. For the middle of the rose, stamp “wishes” on white paper with black Staz-On, and glue onto the glass half dome with dries clear glue. Hot glue the glass piece into the center of the flower! Add your foliage, leaves, butterfly, and hot glue your flower, add some bling, and you are done! 🙂

I am entering this Cheery Lynn Doily challenge





50th Card

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Here is a beautiful card I created using Spellbinders roses, watercolor paper and ink and a few more items! It’s not difficult, but the result is stunning!

Supplies: Tim Holtz distress ink- honey and forest moss, 6 x 6 white card base, 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 gold card stock square for the front and two for the inside, 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 white square for the front and two for the inside, die cut frame from white cardstock and matching flourishes from gold cardstock both die cuts from Couture Creations, butterfly from Memory Box – cut one from gold cardstock, cut 12 rose leaves by Cheery Lynn from watercolor paper, cut 50 from gold cardstock.

Directions: Layer gold and white cut outs on your card base and adhere, use foam adhesive for the white frame layer to “pop it up” and give it height. Cut out a butterfly, adhere to the upper right corner. Die cut roses from water color paper and paint with ink- change up the color if you want- assemble the flowers. Arrange all your items on your card and use a strong adhesive. (I used hot glue) Double matt the inside with gold cardstock and white cardstock.

Celebrate your special occasion! This card is available in my Etsy shop. The link is on the lower right hand corner of my blog! Thanks for reading!


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