The Grove Get Well Card

My husband's first cousin is undergoing treatment for his second cancer and I wanted to make him a card to help cheer him up.  Masculine cards are always a little difficult for me.

This card features the Grove dies in Evening Evergreen on a Soft Succulent cardbase.  I stamped the sentiment on Basic White using Evening Evergreen ink and then die cut it using the Waves dies.  The sentiment is from Speedy Recovery.  I forgot to take a photo of the inside.  I stamped the envelope flap with a stamp from the Limited Edition stamp set.

To stick down that intricate die cut on the card front, I used multipurpose glue but would normally use adhesive sheets on the cardstock first.  I just put the glue on by using a sponge and sponging it on.


Ending in just a few days is the Starter Kit deal!  For just $99 you get to choose $125 in products and Stampin' Up! will give for FREE new in color grid paper, all 5 In Color ink pads, matching cardstock and 6x6 double-sided paper, valued at $66.50.  You'll also receive a Paper Pumpkin kit and other supplies.  All this comes with FREE SHIPPING, saving you another 11%!  This deal ends May 31

You'll get 20% off all future purchases as long as you remain a demonstrator (you'll have until the end of September to decide on that).  You'll also receive free admission to Jessica Taylor's One Sheet Wonder monthly club with new templates, pdf and video each month showing you how to best use your pretty patterned papers.  Have questions?  Please email me at

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Happy Birthday to Me!

Today is my birthday and it's also my daughter's.  She was such a wonderful present!  

In celebration, I am offering a special present to all my customers who order at least $50 in products from now until the end of the month.  I will be sending you a small gift and also will put your name in the hat for a $25 gift card of Stampin' Up! products from me


Hues of Happiness Thinking of You card

Unfortunately I've had to make some sympathy cards lately and here is one of them using the Hues of Happiness suite of products


I always like to use white on the inside of the card and diecut it to make it special.  And don't forget to decorate the envelope by either covering the flap with pretty papers or stamping on it.  We all love to get some pretty cards in the mail and especially when you are trying to cheer up someone!

Here are all the details to make this card:


  • Stamp Sets – Go To Greetings (158763); Peaceful Moments (151595)
  • Card Stock – Gorgeous Grape (146987); Highland Heather (146986); Basic White (159276)
  • Stamp Pads – Gorgeous Grape (147099)
  • Misc. – Hues of Happiness (DSP)  (158822); Blossoming Happiness Dies (158823); Artisan Additions Dies (159172); Stylish Shapes Dies (159183); Deckled Rectangles  Dies (159173); White 3/8” Glittered Ribbon (156408); Sponge Dauber (133773); In Color Opal Rounds (159185); Basic White Envelope (159236); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Dimensionals (104430); Stampin’ Seal (152813)



  • Gorgeous Grape:     8 1/2” x 5 1/2”                        3 ½” x 4”
  • Highland Heather:   4” x 5 ¼”
  • Basic White:                4” x 2” scrap for banner  4” x 5 “                       
  • DSP:               small piece with full flower on it     2 ¼”x 5 ½” for envelope    



  • Score the card base at 4 ¼”
  • Die cut the floral piece on left of card using the Artisan Additions Dies.  You can do this two ways.  You can first put the cardstock on Adhesive Sheets (152452) and then die cut or just die cut.  I die cut and then put small amounts of liquid glue on the back and adhered to the left side of the Highland Heather piece.
  • Die cut the flower from the DSP using the Blooming Happiness die that matches the flower.
  • Since we no longer have Gorgeous Grape sheer ribbon (use if you have it!), I took some (about 5 ¾”) White Glittered Ribbon and colored it using my Gorgeous Grape ink and a sponge dauber. Attach around the Highland Heather piece
  • Die cut the banner from the Stylish Shapes dies and stamp the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink.  Attach over the ribbon using dimensionals.  Attach the diecut flower using dimensionals.
  • Adhere the card front to the card base and decorate with 5 of the In Color Opal rounds
  • Die cut the large piece of Basic White using the Deckled Rectangle Dies for the inside of the card.
  • Stamp the sentiment on the white piece.  
  • Cover the envelope flap with the small piece of DSP using liquid glue


Only 1 week left for the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit Deal!  It ends May 31!

You really don't want to miss out on this excellent deal!  Just $99 and you get to choose $125 in products!  That's always a great deal but until the end of the month Stampin' Up! will give you FREE In Color products--new grid paper, all 5 ink pads, matching cardstock and matching 6x6 pretty papers (value of $66.50).  You'll also receive a free Paper Pumpkin kit and other supplies.  All this with FREE SHIPPING, saving you even more!  Get your kit here

There's no further obligation beyond the purchase of the kit unless you want to continue to get 20% off your Stampin' Up! supplies.  You'll receive your discount through September at the very least.  And with a new July-December mini catalog coming out, you'll want to get a headstart on your holiday crafting by ordering early and with a discount!  Purchase your starter kit and join my Ink Spot Inkers team.  I'd love to have you join us!  You'll also get free admission to Jessica Taylor's One Sheet Wonder club as a team member and part of her team too!

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Awash in Beauty Hello Card

One of the cards I made as a thank you to my customers uses the Awash in Beauty DSP.  This paper is gorgeous and makes super easy cards


Here are all the details:


  • Stamp Sets – Nature’s Prints (158793)
  • Card Stock – Polished Pink (155710); Basic White (159276)
  • Stamp Pads – Mossy Meadow (147111)
  • Misc. – Awash in Beauty (DSP)  (158973); Design A Daydream DSP (159161); Lasting Label Punch (158651); Stitched with Whimsy Dies (155314); Old Olive/Sahara Sand Combo Ribbon (158955); Brushed Brass Butterflies (158136); Multipurpose Glue (110755); Stampin’ Seal (149699); Sponge Daubers (133773); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Paper Snips (103579); Basic White Envelope (159236)



  • Polished Pink:          8 1/2” x 5 1/2”                       
  • Basic White:             2 ½” x 1 ¾”           3 ¾” x 5”
  • Awash DSP:            5 ¼” x  4”
  • Design a Daydream DSP:  2 ¾” x 6”




  • Score card base at 4 ¼”
  • Die cut the larger Basic White piece with the Stitched with Whimsy Die (for the inside of the card)
  • Attach the Old Olive ribbon (about 4 ¾”) around the front of the DSP piece and adhere to the back
  • Punch out the smaller Basic White piece with the Lasting Label die
  • Stamp the sentiment from Nature’s Prints with Mossy Meadow ink.  Using a sponge dauber, ink the edges with Mossy Meadow
  • Attach the card front to the card base with Seal or your favorite adhesive.
  • Attach the sentiment piece to the card front with dimensionals.
  • Decorate with the Brushed Brass Butterflies
  • On the inside attach the Stitched with Whimsy piece
  • Cover the flap of the envelope with the Design a Daydream piece with Multipurpose glue and trim around the edges with paper snips


I try to always decorate the envelope in some way--either covering the flap with DSP or stamping on the envelope.  Who doesn't want to open a pretty envelope?  It creates a little excitement before getting to the main event!  And if the card base is a color, I always use some white cardstock on the inside and it's even better decorated in some way!

Don't forget about the Starter Kit deal ending on May 31!  Get your kit here

The kit is $99 and you get to choose $125 in products and Stampin' Up! will give you FREE In Color products:  new grid paper, all 5 of the new ink pads, matching cardstock and double-sided 6x6 papers, valued at $66.50!  You'll also receive a free Paper Pumpkin kit and other supplies.  There is no further obligation or commitment on your part unless you want to continue to receive 20% off all your orders.  You'll have until the end of September to decide if you want to stay.  And the new July-December catalog will be coming out in that time and you'll be able to get a head start on your holiday projects at a discount!  Get your Starter Kit now!

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A Million Thanks Thank You cards

I've been making some thank you cards for my customers.  Some of them are from the "A Million Thanks" card kit.  

I made some as the kit showed and for others I used a different stamp in the included stamp set.  I also added other embellishments.

This really is a great kit!  I love when I can make some easy peasy cards when I am in a rush (we are getting ready to go to the beach soon)

Kit Includes:

  • A Million Thanks Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Acrylic Stamp Block
  • Classic Stampin’ Spot: Evening Evergreen 
  • Pre-designed projects 
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Pre-cut pieces (No prep work! Get right to crafting)
  • Makes 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs 
  • UV coating on card bases (looks like clear embossing)
  • Folded card size: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" (14 x 10.8 cm) 
  • 9 pre-printed envelopes 
  • Enough adhesive to complete projects 
  • Printed die-cut sheets
  • 1 sheet of adhesive-backed black dot embellishments
  • A 9-7/8" x 6-1/2" x 2-3/4" (25.1 x 16.5 x 7 cm) printed designer box for storage or crafting on the go

Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Evening Evergreen, Mossy Meadow, Pale Papaya, Pear Pizzazz 

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Did you Win???

Were you a winner of the Golden Ticket in the May Paper Pumpkin kit???

If so, we want to know!  And we want to know what you are purchasing with that free $25!


Don't forget about the great Starter Kit deal!  It's good until May 31.

For $99, you get to choose $125 in products.  To make it even better Stampin' Up! is giving everyone who joins in May, $66.50 in In Color products FREE!  That's grid paper, all 5 ink pads, matching cardstock, and matching double-sided paper.  They'll also throw in a Paper Pumpkin kit as well as some business supplies.  And this is all with FREE SHIPPING!

Get your Starter kit here

There is no further obligation beyond the purchase of the kit.  You can start a business if you want or just be a happy shopper!  You'll receive a 20% discount on all future orders through September.  The Fall mini catalog will be coming out in July and you'll be able to order from it first and get a discount at the same time!  Win, win!

Pick of the Crop Paper Pumpkin Kit

The June Paper Pumpkin kit is called Pick of the Crop.  


Name: Pick of the Crop

This kit includes:

  • This month’s kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, adhesive, and more!
  • The Pick of the Crop Paper Pumpkin Kit includes a Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • This kit’s stamp set is perfect for expressing your love, gratitude, and style. With sentiments that say “Love you a whole bunch”, “You’re the pick of the crop”, “You are the sweetest,” and so many more, you’ll be able to use this photopolymer stamp set for all of your summer projects.
  • This kit also includes specialty vellum pieces to add a fresh touch to your cards.
  • And you’ll get a Mini Shopping Bag (5-3/8" x 6"; 13.7 x 15.2 cm) which can be used to hold a couple cards for a unique craft element. (Additional bags available to purchase separately.)
  • Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Night of Navy, Soft Succulent 

You'll be able to order additional bags beginning June 13 (4 mini canvas bags for $13 --#161922)

Subscribe by June 10 to get this kit!

Last Day for Paper Pumpkin!

Today is the last day to subscribe and get the May Paper Pumpkin kit!  This kit is all about the In Colors and is a card kit of 10 cards of 5 different designs and colors.  

You also have the chance to win $25 in free products of your choice with a Golden Voucher.


Name: Celebrating In Color

This kit includes:

  • Celebrating In Color Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Spot®
  • Printed card bases
  • Printed In Color envelopes
  • Printed In Color gift card holders
  • Foiled die cuts
  • Printed die cuts
  • Adhesive-backed In Color embellishments
  • Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • dimensionals

Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Orchid Oasis, Parakeet Party, Starry Sky, Sweet Sorbet, Tahitian Tide

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