FREE Tutorial Thursday! June 13, 2019

In honor of Father's Day this coming Sunday, today's FREE tutorial is a card for Dad.

This card can be used for any masculine need really!

Free Thursday Tutorial June 13  2019


  1. Whisper White Cardstock - Stitched Shapes Large Square
  2. Whisper White Cardstock - Stitched Shapes Smallest Square.
  3. 2019-2021 In Color Designer Series Paper - Stitched Shapes 2nd. Smallest Square
  4. 5-1/4" Basic Gray Cardstock
  5. 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Seaside Spray Cardstock (Scored at 4-1/4") card base.


  1. Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp image on Layer 1 and sentiment on Layer 2. Using blender pens, color image. 
  2. Using Snail adhesive, adhere Layer 4 to card base. Adhere Layer 2 to Layer 3.
  3. Using Snail adhesive, adhere Layer 1 to card base. Adhere Layer 3 to card base. 
  4. Using a Mini Glue Dot, adhere double bow made with 16" of Whisper White Baker's Twine, to card base. Trim ends of twine.

I hope you've enjoyed this free tutorial. If you have any questions about it, please contact me.


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Thank you cards for teachers

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Well, another school year is coming to a close here in Maryland. Today is the last day for my little one in Pre-K, and next week her 1st grade sister will be done. 

They both had awesome teachers, who worked well with the complicated parenting schedule we have. 

So, I wanted to show them my appreciation for all of their patience and understanding.

The girls fell in love with the owl from the new Stampin' Up! © Check You Out photopolymer stamp set. 

Check You Out

So, together, we designed this card (they both wanted the same

Teacher Cards June 2019

The girls each came up with their own notes that they wanted to write to their teachers. I did not get pictures of them, but one was inspired by a Junie B. Jones book Graduation Girl, that we had read earlier in the day. LOL

Below you will find the instructions for creating this card.


  1. 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Whisper White Thick Card stock - Card Base
  2. Whisper White Thick card stock circle (using 3rd largest Layering Circles Framelits).
  3. Rococo Rose Scallop circle  (using 3rd largest scalloped circle in Layering Circles Framelits).
  4. 5-1/4" Rococo Rose
  5. 5-1/4" x 3-7/8" Crumb Cake embossed with Corrugated Embossing Folder


  1. In Rococo Rose ink, stamp sentiment and image on Layer 2. Adhere Layer 2 to Layer 3. Use Wink of Stella on image.
  2. Adhere Layer 5 to Layer 4. Wrap 15" of Rococo Rose Scalloped Linen Ribbon around Step 1. Adhere to Layer 1.
  3. Adhere Step 1 to card base with Stampin' Dimensionals; center over ribbon.
  4. Finish with 2019-2021 In Color Faceted Dots.

Happy Stamping!

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This Month's Paper Pumpkin and Alternatives - May 2019


I absolutely LOVE this month's Paper Pumpkin kit! Now, don't get me wrong, the other kits are pretty awesome too. However, the colors and designs used in this kit speak to me louder then most.

I've had my kit for about a week, but due to the holiday weekend and our reception this past Saturday (which had family in from out of state), I wasn't able to play with it until today.

And boy am I sad that I had to wait until now to do so!

This kit has so many wonderful elements included in it.

Below are the projects finished just as the kit is designed:

Paper Pumpkin May 2019

Aren't these adorable???? Even the BOX they came in can be used for other purposes.

These designs and colors lend to the cards being used for either female or male recipients,

and for any number of occasions.

Paper Pumpkin May 2019 Alternatives

This month, I made two alternative projects, although I could have made many more.

For the first one I used one of the card bases from the Paper Pumpkin kit, and added Pretty Peacock, Very Vanilla, and Crumb Cake cardstock to make a masculine card that can be used for any occasion. I used the Crumb Cake linen thread from the kit as well.

The second project, is a gift card holder made entirely with products from the kit. I used one card base to create the box, and simply added the embellishments as you see them. 

Watch for full tutorials for the alternative projects.

I cannot wait to see what the June Paper Pumpkin kit holds in store for me!

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Todays funny:

Who else can relate to this? Come on, I KNOW I can't be the only person that experiences this!


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