Friday, April 30, 2021

A Real Curvy Card

I made another card using Spellbinders April Large Die of the Month and Clear Stamp of the Month set. This one is a slimline. Right now these are available by subscription only but if there are any still available they will be purchasable after May 10. There is more info on my Specials & More page about the monthly kits.

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There are many options using the Large Die set, Universal Curved Border Set, as there are 4 different curved borders and 7 floral dies.

 This floral border is pretty cool. Though some of the floral dies didn't fit the border I used the border die and cut what I wanted to cover.  I thought it turned out pretty good.

I used all Fun Stampers Journey card stocks from my stash. These border dies barely fit through my Platinum 6. Depending on the size of card stock you want to use you may need to use a full size die cut machine like the big Platinum.

I used my Bearly Art Glue to adhere all these colorful bits and pieces.  The little red dots in the yellow flowers are from a pack by Stampendous that I purchased about 10 years ago. I still have a bunch! 

This card has already been mailed as our daughter has a birthday celebration next week! We have 6 birthdays to celebrate next month! I need to get cracking getting more cards made!

Stampin Carol

Shout with joy to the LORD, all the earth! Worship the LORD with gladness. Come before Him, singing with joy.   Psalm 100: 1-2



Thursday, April 29, 2021

An Unusual Layered Card

Yesterday I made a card inspired by one on Pinterest and I discovered some easier ways to make it.

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I made this first card on my FB Wednesday Live video yesterday and found some great tips afterward! Oh my!

I kinda followed the directions on the card I seen. This card base is 5 1/2" wide by 11" long. Ok, that's big. It worked but my directions on the video about the layers was the hard way.

I used a couple different stamp sets for this focal point.  The circular set is by Simon Says Stamp. I've had this for a while.  But I love the kitty with the ice cream and I got it at  It's made by Colorado Craft Company and it's called Ice Cream Day. Isn't it cute!

This is the inside.  The cones & first sentiment is part of the Ice Cream Day and the Happy Birthday is from the SSS set.

Now, I have a picture tutorial of the way better than what I showed on my video.  I started with a standard A2 card base, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" folded.

This cut is the same. I found center front bottom and cut from it to each folded corner. From here I changed how I did the layers.

Now, my customers know I like itty bitty edges on my layers so you may want to skip this set.  I cut my pink 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" and cut it like I did the card cover. I found the center front of the pink with my centering ruler then cut from there to each corner.  Check to fit! I slightly had to trim a side to fit.

I cut a piece of print paper 4' x 5 1/4" and cut it like my pink layer. Again I recommend checking the fit and trimming if needed. This was SOOO much easier!

Now I adhered my layers. This is the same as on my video yesterday. Just make sure the angled sides of the 2 triangles line up with the angled sides of the cover. Also make sure your pieces stay inside of the sides of the card. Is that clear?

And here's my completed card. And it doesn't take an oversized envelope! Yay! The sentiment is from Spellbinders (Fun Stampers Journey) stamp set called Birthday Candles and its coordinating die set.

I stamped my sentiment with my pink ink (thank goodness for a MISTI!), cleaned my stamp then stamped with Clear ink and clear embossed.  It turned out pretty good! A couple gems and all I have left to do is stamp the inside.

I made both my cards with a birthday theme as we have lots of birthdays the next couple of months. Now I'm ready!

Stampin Carol

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally.... and it will be given to him.  James 1:4


Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The Calm After The Storm Desk

Happy Desker Day! Yep, Wednesday! And oh my gosh has my desk been busy yesterday! But right now it's the calm after the storm as I tidied up after making 4 cards and started prepping for today's video. This desk view is part of a bunch of us as we link up to Julia's Stamping Ground blog and enjoy seeing what each other's desks look like. Come along and join in! This is week 621.

The 4 cards I made yesterday morning are front and center at the back of my glass mat.  I've already pre-scheduled their posts as we are planning on taking a little trip next month and I need to keep my posts going.  I have a small pile of birthday cards ready sitting on top of my Scan N Cut to the left and a huge pile of new dies and scraps of paper in front of the S N C. On my glass mat is a card I'll be showing on my video at 10 this morning my time (MST - Arizona).  On the white part of my glass mat is my new SideKick.  It works pretty good for those itty bitty dies as it's much faster than running those tiny pieces through my Platinum 6 (which it to the right). I can tell I'm going to need a bunch of cutting plates for it.

Last week I told you about the 2 cards I made for Spellbinders.  You can see them HERE and HERE.  My favorite is the 2nd one.

I hope you let me know what you think of my 2 cards and then pop over to Julia's and check out more desks!  I'll be around off and on all day and probably some during the rest of the week. (And can you believe we're in the final week of April???? Where did it go??)

Have a bless day!

Stampin Carol

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart - these, O God, You will not despise.   Psalm 51:17


Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Bless You

This is the 2nd card I made for Spellbinders but I used the Be Leave Me die set and more.  This card is my favorite. It only took 1 try.

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I can't believe how fast this card came together.  I love that when it happens!

 Isn't this gorgeous!!!  I used Spellbinders new Teal Topaz card stock (100 lb.) which has a bit more green to it than their Turbo Teal card stock (80 lb.). This new paper is only 10 sheets to the pack instead of 25 sheets and so it's basically quite a bit more expensive than their old card stocks. I did check around some a found it is in line with many other companies that carry quality card stock but sadly, if you teach classes like I do, this does increase the cost of supplies. I embossed the Teal with the new Plaid Company embossing folder.

Due to the sheen and shine of the gold card stocks this photo is a bit dark. But at least you can see the sheen and shine! The beautiful green card stock is their new Rainforest color, again 10 sheets of 100 lb. card stock in the pack. I again used my Glimmer Hot Foil system and gold foil then added the beautiful new Gold Mix Gems. The small flourishes on the right side of the card are the negative pieces to the big flourishes. All flourishes were adhered with the Bearly Art Glue.

So, which is your favorite, yesterday's card or today's??

Stampin Carol

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.  John 10:11