Fluffy Flower Card With Tutorial

I love the look of flowers on cards but don’t like when they look like plain jane cut-outs. I tweaked with this flower until I was happy with the fuller looking petals. It is only two pieces of paper but it looks like a whole lot more. Here’s how ya do it:



1. Die cut or punch two flowers with Stampin’ Up card stock (I have tried this with other brands of card stock and because the quality is lower, it is impossible to use this technique!).

2. Start pinching the edges of the petals.

3. You will start to see the petals starting to split.

4. Once you see that each petal has split, gently pull the petals apart.

5. Marvel at your creation! 🙂


Happy Birthday

For this card I used:

Basic Gray, Smokey Slate, Crushed Curry, and Primrose Petals Card Stock

Fun Flowers Bigz L Die Cut

Beautiful Wings Embosslits

Modern Mosaic embossing folder

Dictionary Stamp

Petite Pairs stamp set

Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch

and my favorite bling, rhinestone jewels

To make yours shop now!



Note Cards



I love making note cards. This is a 3×3 card I made for the best postal carrier ever! These little doozies are a quick and easy way to let someone know that you are thinking of them. They make a great tag on a gift and they’re also a good way to use up some scraps. 🙂




Second Post, I must be figuring this blogging thing out!

I am working on Christmas cards for a card swap and this is one of the ideas that I came up with. It is using the new Designer Series Paper, Season of Style, with Old Olive cards stock. I scored the card stock giving it a plaid look that ties in with the plaid in the paper. Of course I can’t forget about the new foil sheets found in the new holiday catalog (get with me if you’d like a copy!).  The silver scallop adds a little glimmer to the card.  The stamp is Merry Little Christmas and it was cut using the “Chalk Talk” framelit set. The bow is the new chevron ribbon in Cherry Cobbler.

Hope you like it as much as I do! 🙂


::Drum Roll:: First Blog Post Ever!

We all start somewhere and so here I am. I am trying to learn the ropes of blogging and I’m not quite sure how to make this work. Most of the blogs I see are so organized. How do I get those cute little tabs? I guess I’ll just keep pushing buttons until something happens.
That’s how I got this far.  🙂

We just moved and I needed something in my craft room to get me motivated and I came up with this banner.

I used Stampin’ Up!’s Perfect Pennants die cut, along with the Stampin’ Up! glimmer paper, coastal cabana and my personal favorite (and name sake of this blog!) melon mambo.