Cute cards · Thinking of You

Swirly Bees!


I was just playing around and making samples for my open house last week.  I love the Hostess Set Pun Intended!  So versatile and super cute! When I ordered the pre-order I only got the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits.  I now kick myself for not buying the bundle!  So may cute creations out there!  So I will order Swirly Bird next! But, I had to play with the thinlits!

The Big Shot Die Brush and the Precision Plate are a must for this one.  I just cut out the black and already had Crushed Curry cardstock on the table.  So, the Bee just talked to me! I had some leftover flowers from the Blossom Punch, so I added those too.  Sweet and simple!  And what card is not complete without Wink of Stella??  His wings are colored with clear. I am an addict!


Just use a Stampin’ Write Basic Black marker to make his flight trail…




Techniques · Thank you

Faux Patina

Faux patina

This was a big hit for my club members!  We did this technique a couple weeks ago!  It’s looks really complicated, but it is very easy to create.

Ink one side of the embossing folder with a light color ink (Crumb Cake used here).

Place Whisper White or Very Vanilla card stock inside the inked folder and run it through the Big Shot.

Sponge the medium of ink (Marina Mist used here) over the piece to bring out the details. Sponge the darker ink (Always Artichoke used here) to bring out more detail.

Leave some of the in-between areas a little lighter to vary the depth of the colors. Sponge on the darkest color ink (Early Espresso used here) to bring out the deep textures. Very lightly rub VersaMark™ Ink Pad over the top of the embossed design. Sprinkle on metallic embossing powder (Silver), then heat set with the heat tool.


close up faux patina

I love how each card looks different when you do this!  Be sure to share your creations with me!

Stampin’ Hugs!




Another Wonder!


Rose 1

I saw a couple of other cards using the positive and negative of the Rose Garden Thinlits!  I chose Blushing Bride, Pink Piourette, Wild Wasbi, and Pear Pizzazz for my cardstock colors.

Rose 2

I added a Rose Red for the background for this card.  The cool thing is you end up with enough pieces to make multiple cards.  If you use a black out line, it will look like stained glass!  Very addicting! You want to secure your outline down with the Fine Tip Glue pen and then choose a section to work on.  I put some more of the adhesive in the place where I was placing the piece.  I found (towards the end of course) to hover your colored cut out (still not poked out of your die cut cardstock piece) and use a paper piercer to push it down directly into the matching negative space!  Super quick!  Trust me, the other way was a bit time consuming.

Don’t forget to order your supplies to make this!  New Sale a Bration items came out February 15th!


Stamps: Rose Wonder (sentiments)

Ink: Early Espresso

Paper: Crumb Cake, Rose Red, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi, Pear Pizazz, and Gold Foil.

Accessories: Venetian Crochet Ribbon, Linen Thread, Rose Garden Thinlits



Love notes…

poor kitty 007

poor kitty 006

Here is a really cute idea for your special Valentine!  I used the Petite Pocket & Two Tags die to create this love note packet!  I also used the new Hearts A Flutter framelits and coordinating stamp set! It was quick and easy too!

Stamps: Hearts a Flutter

Paper: Amore DSP; Very Vanilla, Real Red, Primrose Petals, Pretty in Pink, Crumb Cake

Accessories: Hearts a Flutter framelits; Two Tags & Petite Pocket dies; Bitty Buttons, Cherry Cobbler twine, & Designer Builder Buttons (my favorite!!)