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Simple Sunday Celebration Tidings

Today's Simple Sunday Share coordinates with last Sunday's post.  I made a quick and easy tea bag holder  using the Celebration Tidings bundle.  


I stamped the cute pumpkins and sentiment in Early Espresso ink and colored the image using Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Cinnamon Cider Stampin' Blends.  The Very Vanilla cardstock was cut using the #2 label (#1 being the smallest label) cut in half.  


The flap is the #3 Celebration Labels cut from a 2-3/4" piece of Old Olive cardstock.  The label is scored at the midpoint and cut 1/2" in on  both sides so it will fit into the holder.  The holder is In Good Taste DSP  3-1/4" x 6" scored at 2-3/4", 5-1/2".  Punch a half circle to the front top of the holder, to make it easier to remove the tea.  Seal the sides and the bottom of the holder and attach the flap to the inside of the back of the holder.


The Early Espresso ribbon helps to secure the flap down and can be moved down to open the packet.


Here's both projects, the card and the tea bag holder.  Cute and quick projects using the Celebration Tidings Bundle.


Simple Sunday-Celebration Tidings Always Grateful

A Simple Sunday post featuring the Celebration Tidings stamp set.


Early Espresso CS 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4"

Old Olive CS 4" x 5-1/4"

Very Vanilla CS 3-7/8" x 5-/18" (front panel),  4" x 5-1/4" (inside of the card)

The images were colored using Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, and Cinnamon Cider Stampin' Blends.  Once the coloring was completed the Very Vanilla panel was embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3D folder. Wrap the Old Olive ribbon around the Very Vanilla panel and tie a bow.  Adhere to the Old Olive CS and the on to the Early Espresso card base.  Attach a few Gold Glitter Enamel Dots to the card to add a little bit of sparkle.


Adhere the 4' x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla CS to the inside of the card.  Quick, easy and cute!

Thank you for stopping by!  



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Everything Essential Christmas

Ready for a quick and easy Christmas card using the Everything Essential bundle?  


This quick and easy card starts with a Whisper White note card.  Why?  It doesn't get much easier, since the note card is already cut, scored and ready to go.  Yes, the note card size is mailable.   The cute paper is from the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper pack.  The designs are cute and simple in the best possible way.  Lots of dots, stripes, checks in traditional Christmas colors.  This paper can definitely be used for occasions other than Christmas.  All in all a very versatile and cute pack of paper.  The larger piece of paper (1-3/4" x 5") has one edge cut using the Peony dies.  Love the little scalloped edging.  There is also an embossed swirl along the edge which is more visible when using a solid piece of paper.  The striped piece measures 1/2" x 5" and is a cute little accent.


The tree was inked up in Old Olive ink.  Prior to inking the stamp I placed pieces of Post It notes over the sentiment.  Once the tree was inked I removed the paper and inked up the sentiment in Real Red using a Stampin' Write marker.  The tree was decorated using the Star Designer Elements and Red Rhinestones.  A bow tied using the Real Red Sheer ribbon was added with a glue dot to the top of the tag. 


Here's a cute, quick and easy  lollipop cover.  You probably noticed that the tree is a different color than the one on the card.  It was getting late and I was getting lazy so I used a Pear Pizzazz ink spot to ink up the tree.  The smaller sized pad made it easier for me to ink up the tree and avoid inking all of the sentiment.  I used the Real Red marker (Stampin' Write) on the sentiment and it covered up the Pear Pizzazz ink that was there.  If you do this, wipe off the marker on a piece of scrap paper to remove the Pear Pizzazz ink before you put the cap on.  This trick works if the marker color is darker then the ink color you are coloring over.


Punch 2 holes about 1/2" apart at the top of both tags.  The tags are attached to 1-1/2" x 3" piece of Old Olive cardstock scored at 1" and 2".   Adhere the tags to the Old Olive base.  Thread a piece of Real Red ribbon through the holes with the lollipop stick between the two holes and tie a bow.


There you have it, two quick and easy ways to use the Everything Essential bundle!  Below you will see links to all the products I used.  Hope you will use them and shop with me.


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Simple Sunday-Trimming the Town DSP

The Trimming the Town DSP is so cute!  Love the houses and some of them can be cut out using the Home Together dies.  Here's a quick and easy card to make. 


  • Crumb Cake card base- 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2"
  • Real Red CS - 2-3/4" x 4"  die cut using the Stitched So Sweetly dies
  • Whisper White CS- 4" x 5-1/4" (inside of the card) &  2-1/8" x  3-1/4"
  • Trimming the Town DSP 

Cut out a Real Red  scalloped rectangle (2-1/2" x 3-5/8") using the Stitched So Sweetly  dies

Sponge a Pool Party cloud background on the 2-1/8" x 3-1/4" Whisper White CS and adhere it to the Real Red scalloped rectangle

(I couldn't find my cloud stencil so I made one out of a scrap piece of CS)


Cut out 2 houses from the Trimming the Town DSP using the Home Together dies.  Adhere one of the houses to the Real Red scalloped rectangle and one to the 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White CS.

Attach 3 Real Red hearts using Stampin' Dimensionals.  **(I used the Stitched Be Mine dies-multiple hearts die to cut my hearts.  It cuts out a lot of hearts so I keep the extras in a little container, ready to be used on a project.)


Stamp in Tuxedo Black Memento ink the sentiment from the Fireside Trimmings set.

Adhere the 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White CS to the inside of the card


Hope you enjoyed this Simple Sunday card.  Below you will find a list of all the products I used with a link to my shopping site.  Thank you for stopping by!



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Dove of Hope

The Dove of Hope bundle was one of the very first bundles I purchased from the 2020 August-December Mini Catalog.  When I saw the stamp set the words and images just spoke to me.  We all need some peace and hope in our hearts, I know I do.


I used the Detailed Dove dies to cut out the Whisper White dove.  If you can see a bit of shine on the dove it is because I painted the dove using the Frost White Shimmer paint.  I like how it adds shimmer but isn't too shiny.  The background design is from the Plush Poinsettia Specialty paper.  The flocked design is on white vellum.  The pack has six 12" x 12" sheets (2 each of 3 flocked designs).  The flocked pattern adds a lot of texture and feels great too.  


Are you wondering where the "peace" is from?  I don't do this very often but it is a retired die from the Christmas Greeting Thinlits and perfect for this card.  I love the font and have kept it in my permanent collection of dies.  I cut the peace from the Brushed Metallic 12" x 12" cardstock

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This is a simple card that doesn't require a lot of supplies.  It will probably be one of the designs I use for my personal Christmas cards.  Hope you like it too!  If you do not have a copy of the 2020 August-December Mini Catalog, email me and I will get one out to you.  


Celebrate Sunflowers

If you have followed my blog for any length of time you know there are certain layouts I use a lot.  One of them is three things lined up in a row.  You can find samples HERE,  HERE,  HERE,  HERE and well you get the idea.  So here is that layout using the new Celebrate Sunflowers bundle.


The sunflowers were colored using So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede and Old Olive Stampin' Blends.  The sunflowers and sentiment were stamped in Early Espresso ink.  


The only extra adornment is a Bumblebee enamel dot from the 2020-22 In Color Enamel dots.  I like how clean and simple this card looks but then I started to think maybe it is too plain.  


I added some 1/4" Faux Suede Trim in Early Espresso.  What do you think is it better?  Is it the right embellishment?


I still cannot decide which version I like best.  


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Let me know what you think, with or without ribbon?

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Sunday Summary

How are you?  Hope you are doing well!  Just got back from the grocery store.  We were running low on things and I decided I would do a big shop and hopefully not have to go to the store again for a few weeks.  I was pretty surprised how very few people were wearing masks or glove.  I know I looked a little wild with my homemade mask and gardening gloves!  

I haven't been spending much time in my stamp room lately.  This is one of the reasons.


A couple of weeks ago I donated most of my fabric stash to neighbors that were making masks for medical personnel.  I can sew a bit but knew they would be much faster and better at it.  Now that there is a recommendation that we all wear masks I decided I needed to make some for my family.  Fortunately I found some fabric in another area of my craft room.  Does it look familiar to you?  Yes, quite a while ago Stampin' Up!® sold fabric.  I think they were fat quarters and are the perfect size to make masks.  Once again Stampin' Up!® and my craft stash to the rescue!


I also made a bunch of tags to attach to goodies that were distributed to local hospitals, clinics in our area to thank medical personnel.  These were quick and easy to make using the tag die from the Bonanza dies, some retired DSP, red hearts, and sentiment from the Ornate Thanks stamp set.  


Need an idea for a quick card?  These are easy and cute too.  White card base or make it even quicker, use the Note Card and Envelopes (20 cards and 20 envelopes for $7 and yes, they are mailable), strip of DSP or use the Buffalo Check stamp, sentiment, and a rose from the To A Wild Rose set.  I added a few sequins and they are ready to be sent.  Easy peasy!

Thanks for checking in and I hope to get in the stamp room later today so I will have something to share with you!

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Under My Umbrella Note

How are you?  Hope you are doing well.  It is an interesting time for sure.  I have been spending lots of time in my craft room and it has been a comfort to me to focus on something other than the news.  I hope you too have found things to do that bring you comfort and a sense of calm.   


I love these umbrellas and think gingham umbrellas should definitely be a thing.  I wanted to make a bright and happy card to send to friends and family.  I hope it will cheer them up and let them know they are loved.  I used the Under My Umbrella bundle to stamp and then punch out the umbrella and the handle.  I used the Brights 6" x 6" DSP in Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, and Gorgeous Grape.  The umbrellas are mounted on the Stitched So Sweetly stitched rectangle die.

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The sentiment is from the A Little Lace stamp set and is perfect.  The little flowers were cut using the Sending Flowers Dies in Whisper White cardstock.  The little rhinestones in the center of the flowers were colored using Stampin' Blends to coordinate with the colors of the umbrella.

Take care good care and please let me know if I can be of assistance.  

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store


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The Host Code for March is PFZWJCN3.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $50 or more I will also send you 2 card kits with a tutorial and a completed sample as a thank you gift.

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

Rise & Shine and Make Today Amazing!

One of the 2nd  Sale-A-Bration Release sets is called Rise & Shine.   This super cute set coordinates with the Cup of Cheer Dies.  I love this set especially the fun sentiments.


This is a super quick and easy card.  The tag was cut using the Bonanza Dies.  The Real Red twine is from the Country Club Twine Combo Pack.  The stripe DSP can be found in the  From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Love the  diagonal stripe!  The dies for the cup, little bow, and little tag are all in the Cup of Cheer Dies.  


I enjoyed making this card so much I decided to make a  coordinating treat holder.


The little spoon is from a retired die set called Cups & Kettles.   The holder is a 3" x 3" envelope.    Cute right?  What is inside?


A teabag!  It is a perfect fit and a great simple favor.  I always have a need for easy to make little gifts.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Here is a link to the Sale-A-Bration 2nd Release.  Please note that the Kerchief Card Kit, Metallic Baker's Twine & Sequins, and the Golden Honey Specialty DSP have sold out and are no longer available.   Be sure to place your order soon!

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Good Morning Magnolia and some Catching Up!

It feels like a long time since I last blogged and in fact it has been.  We have been on a trip and I scheduled some posts while I was gone so it has been a while since I have written.  

First, a card that I made a while ago but I don't think I shared.  


The card base is from the Bird Ballard Laser-Cut Cards & Tin.  These card bases are so pretty and don't require much to make beautiful cards.  I lined the the front of the card with Petal Pink card stock cut just a little bit smaller than the front panel.  The label is from the Stitched Nested Label dies stamped with a sentiment from the Good Morning Magnolia set.  The magnolia bud image (Good Morning Magnolia set) was stamped using Memento ink and colored using Petal Pink Stampin' Blends and Old Olive Stampin' Blends.  In an effort to keep my cards flatter, I  cut 5 " of the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon and folded it in half and tucked the fold under the label.  These ribbon tails add a little something to the card but little bulk.  A couple of Gold Metallic Pearls finish off the embellishments.  


While I was away Stampin' Up! released the new Paper Trimmer.  I purchased it and I like it!  One thing that is a big improvement is the scoring blade.  It creates a nice clean score  line with just one pass and very little pressure.  I noticed the Trimmer is a lighter in weight which is a plus when packing up for some off-site crafting.  I will report more as I gain more experience with the trimmer.

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Do you love the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper?  Do you wish there were sheets that you had multiples of?  Well have I got the thing for you!  Let me tell you about the Magnolia Lane Bulk DSP!  

Magnolia Lane Bulk DSP

This special pack of paper has 20 sheets- 10 each ot 2 designs from the Magnolia Lane DSP.   This yummy pack of paper was previously only available to demonstrators.  Now you can have it too!  Sometimes you just need more than 2 sheets of one design and this special bulk pack provides just that!

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Are you ready for more?  Let me introduce you to the  Christmastime is Here Product Suite.  This is a big suite of products!  


Here's a closer look at the stamp set, dies, and DSP.

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This set is not just for Christmas.  I think it should have been called Big Beautiful Roses because it definitely can be used for more than your Christmas projects.

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Wow, that was a lot of catching up!  I wanted to tell you about the trip we took but that will have to wait for another post.  Check out all the new products and let me know if I can be of assistance to you!

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The Host Code for November is GXTNX6G7  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in December. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me.