TLC263 Vintage Vogue Thank You Tag

Wow, two days, two challenges!  Maybe I am getting back in the groove.  I’ve spent most of the morning outside….it is absolutely gorgeous here in West Tennessee.  I hope you are getting good weather also.


Today’s Technique Lover’s Challenge was to go Very Vintage.  Seems all things old and precious are making the way back to crafting and fashion and I am glad.  I love pearls and lace and all things vintage and the new set from Stampin’ Up!, Vintage Vogue, is the perfect way to express this sweetness.  This is a standard A2 size card front.  The back has journaling lines for your message.  Easy peasy purty.  Hope you enjoy!


TLC263 Very Vintage Thank You Tag



Supplies: All supplies are current Stampin’ Up! products

Stamps:  Vintage Vogue, Sincere Salutations

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue

Ink:  Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip

Accessories:  Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Scallop Border Punch, 1/4 Circle Punch, Pearl from Pretties kit, Clear Embossing Powder, Versamark, Heat Tool

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Inspired Butterfly Birthday – TLC228

Hello all, I know I promised to post more often, but I just haven’t found the time to do a challenge lately- until today and I just couldn’t resist.  The Technique Lovers Challenge today was to try a new fold from Penny Wessenauer and it really looked interesting.  Penny was so gracious to share her template with us which you can find here along with many other wonderful tutorials.

One of my dear stampin’ friends has a birthday this week and these are the hardest cards to make.  First, you want it to be special for a special friend; then, it must be outstanding because that friend is also a stamper!  And finally, you know she will display the card- so there is even more pressure.  This stand up card was just perfect along with my very best and favorite Designer Paper from Stampin’ Up and a little silver bling.  I used white shimmery metallic paper and clear embossed the image and the punched butterflies.   I love how it turned out and the back is as pretty as the front, don’t you think?

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend.  Ours was quiet, but we did enjoy a great visit from our son Scott and attended an awesome church service.

TLC228 Inspired Butterfly Birthday-Front


TLC228 Inspired Butterfly Birthday-Back






Stamps:  SU! Inspired by Nature; CTMH For Every Occasion (Sentiment)

Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Wausau White Metallic, Parisian Breeze DSP

Ink:  PTI Dark Chocolate

Embellishments:  Baja Breeze ribbon, Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Filigree Brad, Pretties Rhinestone brad

Accessories:  Martha Stewart Classic Butterfly punch, SU! Scallop Edge Punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Versamark, Heat tool, Dimensionals, 1/4 inch punch

Happy Easter Flower Pot – TLC215, BVC09

Look at this cute little flower pot card!  Today’s Technique Lovers Challenge included a tutorial by Stephanie Luman for this card sketch and I had so much fun “picking my bouquet” for my design.  I admit I worked on it all day and enjoyed building the pot to fit a standard A2 envelope.  Visit the SCS gallery and check out all the cute “pots.”  I’ve included a pic of the finished card and the insert.

TLC215 Happy Easter Flower Pot TLC215 Happy Easter Flower Pot- Insert

The sentiments are two of the Plain Jane singles from Verve Stamps.  They are only $3 each and give a super crisp clean image.  Love the Martha Stewart butterfly punch and all my bug die cut flowers.

This is the most important week in the life of a Christian – when eternal life was secured for all who believe, through the ultimate sacrifice by the Lamb of God.  I pray that you are rejoicing in this wonderful gift.

Blessings to you and your family this Holy week,


Supplies:  Stamps:  Verve Plain Jane Rejoice and Happy Easter; Paper: Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, PTI White, Almost Amethyst, Pink Pirouette; Ink: PTI True Black; Accessories:  Cuttlebug diecuts and Embossing folders, MS Classic Butterfly Punch and Doily Lace punches, Flower Soft, Pink satin ribbon from Wal-Mart, Bitty pearls, Dimensionals.



Golden Medallion Flap Fold – TLC161

We were out of town most of last week and I really missed doing the SCS challenges. Hopefully I can go back and catch up soon. I celebrated my 60th birthday last week- WOW-and we took a short trip to Memphis- ate LARGE and Bob treated me to a trip to a great stamping/scrapbooking store near Wolfchase Mall. Eclectica has great stamps, paper, and everything else inky and sticky. I had a ball and purchased a medallion stamp from Holly Berry House. I have had my eye on it for awhile, but thought it would be a long and hard process to do it justice. So when Monday’s Try a New Technique challenge was posted, I knew it was time to give it a whirl. We were to make a flap fold card and the tutorial was supplied by Rose Ann Reynolds of Scor-Pal.

I altered the size a little to fit my medallion and the finished size is just over a 5 inch square. I stamped the entire image with Versamark on Whisper White and Gold Metallic cardstock twice, then just the middle part on white once and gold twice. I embossed each layer with Ranger Ultrafine Gold Embossing Powder using a heat tool. Then I began to cut carefully around the area for each layer. There are six layers in the finished medallion, not counting the small gold circle in the middle. I used a 1/4″ hole punch for it.

I then built the medallion (dry run) so I could eyeball where I needed glitter on the white paper. The gold was pretty and looked great without glitter. tlc161-golden-medallion-flap-fold.jpg I used the fine tip of a Zig Two Way Glue Pen and Stampendous Ultrafine Multi Glitter. After the glitter was completely dry, I added pop up dimensionals to the back of each layer. Then, standing up and looking down, I positioned and placed each layer, lining each up carefully.

With the medallion completed I moved on to the cardbase and coordinating pieces of Anna Griffin designer paper to cover the entire flap and front of the card. Used a corner rounder to soften the corners and added a small strip of gold cardstock to the top and bottom of the flap and front.

I affixed the medallion as shown in the photo, adding two sided sticky strip to the top half of the medallion. I added a small velcro circle as a closure. It’s pretty awesome in real life and quite easy peasy, if you like to cut and I do- always liked cutting out paper dolls and their clothes!

You can check out the entire challenge gallery on SCS here – it’s awesome.

Supply deets:

Stamps: Holly Berry House Sweet William Medallion

Paper: SU! Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Anna Griffin Designer Paper, Gold Metallic Cardstock

Ink: Versamark

Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, UltraFine Glitter, Corner Rounder, Glue pen, Dimensionals, Velcro closure