Dandelion Wishes 2

Last year I posted a ‘Dandelion Wishes’ set of cards and already seeing leaves starting to turn, I was thinking Fall.  I got busy and pulled out my same stamp set for some easy-to-make cards.  As I look back I really see how different techniques totally give this set a different look.   Love that… as I want to be able to use my stamps in different ways and get the most value out of them.

These two samples are so easy.   Stamp, add a bit of color with a dauber, embellish with scraps of paper or twine you have on hand, layer up focal with black cardstock and pop on with ‘Dimensional’ and your favorite greeting.   THAT’S IT!



Thanks for stopping by and I would love to see your creations with the ‘Dandelion Wishes’ set.   Look forward to your comments and would love it if you share with your crafting friends.

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Happy Crafting everyone…..



Dandelion Wishes



Whisper White (cardstock AND envelopes)

Crumb Cake




Calypso Coral

Daffodil Delight

Tukedo Black Momento Ink




Slice of Happiness

Here are three cards representing the bounty of fruit Summer brings using the ‘Slice of Happiness’ distinctive stamp set.  All three cards have common elements.  They are tied together with an embossed background using the ‘Tin Tile’ 3D folder,  a spot of ‘Crushed Curry’ cardstock and a ‘Vellum’ piece behind the focal grouping.

Pomegranate card details:

  • Cut a ‘Crumb Cake’ cardstock piece 5 1/4 x 4″
    • Emboss with ‘Tin Tile’ 3 D folder
    • Attach to A2 Card base
  • Randomly stamp image on ‘Whisper White’ cardstock  with ‘Merry Merlot’ ink and cut to 3 1/2 x 4 1/2″ with  ‘Rectangle Die’
    • Stamp another pomegranate and cut out for centerpiece.
    • Attach to right side of crumb cake piece and center top to bottom
  • Cut a banner piece to span across card
    • Attach 1″ from bottom
  • Cut ‘Vellum’ 2 3/8″ circle from ‘Stitched Shapes’ dies
    • Add ‘Dimensionals’ to  center of vellum
    • Take  pomegranate cut out and center on vellum with dimensionals
  • Secure and tuck greeting under pomegranate
  • Add bow with matching crushed curry ribbon or twine


Similar steps to first card:

  • Cut ‘Silver Foil’ sheet for background at 5 1/4 x 4′
    • Emboss with ‘Tin Tile’ Embossing folder
      • Swipe silver piece with ‘Fresh Fig’ ink pad
      • Attach to ‘Blackberry Bliss’ A2 base
  • Stamp grapes in random pattern with ‘Blackberry Bliss’ ink on 2 1/2 x 5″ piece of ‘Whisper White’ cardstock
    • Stamp another for centerpiece and fussy cut out
    • With a bit of water on a brush (not too wet) go over grapes in darkest spots which will bring up color and dimension (‘Wink of Stella’ adds a glisten too)
  • Attatch 2 1/2 x 5″ to left side of card as shown in picture
  • Using the ‘Stitched Rectangle’ dies, cut out a ‘Crushed Curry’ 2 1/5 x 1 1/5″ piece
    • Layer and die cut a whisper white piece from the same die set and stamp a sentiment in ‘Blackberry Bliss’ ink
    • Layer together and attatch to left side of grape piece 1 /14″ from bottom
  • Die cut an oval out of vellum
    • Layer with grape cut out and pop up with dimensionals…same as first card

This card is made the same as the first two except the colors used were ‘Granny Apple’ ink, ‘Crushed Curry’ and ‘Mossy Meadow’ cardstock.



Appreciate you stopping by and hope you give this post a thumbs up.  Give the  ‘Distinctive’ stamp set a try…would love to see your creations to share with others.

Products are listed below.  If you need assistance or don’t already have a demonstrator I would love to be yours.  Just leave me a note…

Products Used:

Slice of Happineess Stamp Set


Whisper White

Crushed Curry



Mossy Meadow

Silver Foil

Blackberry Bliss


Merry Merlot

Crushed Curry

Blackberry Bliss

Granny Apple Green

Mossy Meadow


Wink of Stella

Crushed Curry Crinkled Ribbon  (twine may be used as well)


Tombow Multi Purpose Glue


Good Morning Magnolia Pleated Card

Here’s a sample of how to make a simple card and AMP it up with a pleated design and touch of ribbon to make it a stand out.    Used the ‘Good Morning Magnolia’ stamp set, ‘Magnolia Lane’ designer series paper, some cardstock from the ‘Subtles Collection’ and one small piece of ‘Scalloped Lace’ trim to finish it off.

Here’s how to make it:

  • Layer a 5 1/4 x 4′ old olive piece of cardstock on an A2 base card
  • Layer a 4 3/4 x 3 1/2″ floral piece on top of olive piece
  • Take a 12 x 12′  piece of designer paper and  mark down one side at 1 1/2″ and the opposite side at 4″  Draw a line between them and you should have a wedge looking something like this:


  • With your scoring tool score across the piece at 1″ and 1/2″ and repeat across paper
  • Pleat the folds by folding back and forth on each fold line and press with a bone folder to make the folds crisp

  • Wet Glue the top inside folds of the pleated piece and press until it holds


  • Before attaching the pleat to the card cut a strip of “Petal Pink’ cardstock that is        5 1/2 x 1/2”.
    • Attach to fold about 1/4′ from the top of pleats
    • Glue ribbon on top of that
  • Attach the pleated piece to your card…center and trim to your liking
  • Die cut a petal pink piece from the ‘Stitched Framelit’ dies , stamp a greeting and pop up on card with ‘Dimensionals. You can trim down to the stitching, cut a second piece out of olive green 9or the green you used to frame the piece0 and add a shadow if desired.

Hope you like this tutorial.  Would appreciate it if you would share with others to pass on some inspiration…speaking of that, would love to see your version of a SU pleated card in so others may gather ideas for their own cards.

As always, if you don’t have a demonstrator, I would love to be yours so we can share, learn and grow together with our crafting projects.  Just drop me a line for more information.


Here’s the products used for this cards:

Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set

Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper

Mossy Meadow Ink Pad( you can subsitute Pear Pizazz from the Subtles Pack Listed below…a little lighter green)

Mossy Meadow Cardstock

Scalloped Lace Trim

Petal Pink in the Subtles Pack





On My Mind…

A kit in this post brings focus on new ways to maximize it’s value. 

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’Up!  is a monthly kit that is all-inclusive and primarily a card kit but also has other fun items from time to time to keep the kit fresh and fun. Things like treat boxes, gift tags  and seasonal items.  Kits have expanded to give us the opportunoity to include stamp sets and papers we may own or add-on pieces to coordinate and expand our creativity.   Here are samples of the July kit’s cards and two other items made by combining on-hand coordinating items.  

Everything you see on the four card fronts pictured above are included in the kit…so they were easy to make and didn’t need glue or sizzors…or anything!

This treat box was made by coordinating kit contents with the ‘Sailing Home’ bundle and paper from the ‘Come Sale Away’ designer series paper.  

This fourth card was an original creation inspired by the kit’s contents.  The inside is a paper from ‘Garden Lane’ designer series paper and punch out items from the kit.

Didn’t want to forget and show you the quality-lined envelopes that come with the kit. 


Hope this post inspires you to learn more about Paper Pumpkin and  see how this quality product can give you a way to easily make unique cards and other items.  

If you want more information, here is a link to do that:  

Paper Pumpkin

While Paper Pumpkin is a monthly kit, here are other kits to consider

Kits that Spur Creativity


As always, if you do not have a demonstrator I would be thrilled to be yours.  Just let me know.  And if you have the July Paper Pumpkin kit, I hope you will share your own creations so others can be inspired to make their own unique items.