Good morning!

I have a simple, yet elegant red & white shimmery congratulations card to share with you today!

Red flower Congrats full front view

Supplies: Spellbinders Rose Creations, Impression Obsession floral heart, memory box foliage, Justrite Congratulations stamp, Memento Tuxedo black ink, 110# white cardstock for base, 140# cold press watercolor paper, vellum, red spray ink, perfect pearls pink spray ink, grape distress ink, stickles glitter (for center of rose), rhinestone bling

Directions: Make a 5″ x 7″ cardbase from white cardstock, cut a second piece of cardstock 4.5″ x 6.5″ and distress the edges. (I used my Zutter Distress it all tool.  Cut all your Rose pieces- cut two of the smallest and next smallest for a full middle. Lay your heart die  on the upper portion of your smaller piece of distress cardstock, die cut. Ink your heart and roses petals with red spray ink, pink perfect pearls ink, and when dry, edge the rose with distress ink grape. Shape your flowers using a stylus or a bone folder. I used a bone folder. Adhere layers together, I use hot glue so it goes fast and stays in place. Put some stickles in the center of your rose. Cut foliage from vellum. Do a dry run with your placement- so you have everything where you want it before you glue it down. Use pop dots to raise up distressed panel. Use wet glue or spray adhesive for the heart. Put hot glue at the bottom corner of the heart, lay your vellum leaves in place and put your flower on. Stamp your sentiment, add some rhinestones for bling! Done! 🙂 Simple. Elegant.

Enjoy your day!


congrats red flower close up flowerred flwoer red heart congrats card close up


80th Birthday!

Hi Everyone,

It was my mom’s 80th birthday this past weekend! I wanted to make a beautiful easel card for her. I haven’t made many of these types of cards, so deciding the shape was a bit time consuming! So many options!! Here it is!!

Supply list: Spellbinders grand labels 4, 110 # white cardstock for base and fold parts to make it sturdy. Candlelight/pearl cardstock layer, vellum layer with Swiss dot embossing, tulle layer, Lemon Craft -House of Roses paper for final top layer with matching rose embroidered ribbon, Tim Holtz frame- 2 pieces of chipboard (cereal box) with a layer of white cardstock, 140# cold press watercolor paper, Spellbinders (SB) rose creations die, SB rose leaf die, Sizzix number strip, Cheery Lynn fish banner, Recollections pearl bling. Distress Ink: Peeled Paint, vintage photo, picked Raspberry, spun sugar, antique linen. Staz-on ink: Jet Black. Dries clear adhesive, hot glue. Imagination. 🙂

Directions: Cut all your layers- two of each with whatever base shape and paper you decide. I have four layers. Make a hinged base layer, score the top layer of the base and fold in half. Cut all your roses from watercolor paper, spray lightly with water and ink with distress inks using a foam pad. Using a water brush and peeled paint and vintage photo, ink all your leaves. Let all your pieces dry. Cut your frame pieces and assemble, darken the edges with vintage photo ink. Cut two sets of numbers and layer them (bottom layer plain cardstock, top layer candlelight pearl cardstock) put foam dots on back to give height. Attach to card. Stamp sentiment on vellum, dry with heat tool. Cut with fish banner die from Cheery Lynn and attach. Shape and assemble roses with hot glue. Arrange leaves and flowers, then adhere with hot glue. Attach pearl bling. Cut one more piece and attach to back of card to write a special note and you are done! 🙂

I am entering this card in “Happy Birthday” Dies R Us Challenge

Enjoy your week!