Cards, Distress Ink Techniques, Stenciled Background, Thank Yous, Tips and Tricks, Watercolor

Easy Distress Backgrounds (Part 2): Let’s Make Cards

Hello friends. In part 1 of this post I showed how I created six backgrounds using distress inks, markers, and crayons. It’s time to make some cards with these. I kept them pretty simple to show that you don’t need to always make complicated cards (even though I tend to).

For the first set of backgrounds, I started the cutting a piece of Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock and a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the two card bases. I cut the watercolor paper panel down to 4 x 5-1/4″ and left the Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper one 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″.

Watercolor Paper Panel

For this card I decided to make a shaker card. I diecut a stitched rectangle from the center with the Catherine Pooler Scallops & Dots Dies. Then added a piece of acetate and 3M Foam Tape behind it, added some pink, black and white sequins from my stash (I tried to pick flat ones) and adhered the panel to the card. I diecut the sentiment from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and the shadow from Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Cardstock using the Honey Bee Stamps Thanks Die (this is an older die and I don’t think it’s been retired). I finished it off by adding some additional black sequins.

On the inside, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4″ and stamped another sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Thanks Thanks Thanks stampset with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink.

Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper

I diecut the sentiment from the panel using the same die and a second two more from Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Cardstock and stacked them. (If you do this diecut technique make sure to save the pieces from the insides of the letters to add back. I just used put some post it tape over the whole sentiment before popping it out from the panel.) I stamped the rest of the sentiment onto some Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Cardstock with Versamark Ink using the Lawn Fawn Thanks Thanks Thanks stampset, embossed it with WOW Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White Super Fine, and cut it down to 7/16 x 2-5/8″. I finished it off by adding some Tonic Ebony Black Nuvo Crystal Drops.

On the inside, I stamped another sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Thanks Thanks Thanks stampset with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink.

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For the second set of backgrounds, I started the cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the two card bases. I cut both panels down to 4 x 5-1/4″.

Watercolor Paper Panel

I diecut one set of letters from the Honey Bee Bold Alphabet Dies from Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash Metallic Jewels Kraft Stock (the dark gray or black) and two sets from Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Cardstock and stacked them. I stamped the rest of the sentiment onto some Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Cardstock with Versamark Ink using the Lawn Fawn Thanks Thanks Thanks stampset, embossed it with WOW Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White Super Fine, and cut it down to 1/4 x 3-3/4″. I finished it off by adding some Tonic Ebony Black Nuvo Crystal Drops.

On the inside, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4″ and stamped another sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Thanks Thanks Thanks stampset with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink.

Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper

I started by diecutting the sentiment from the panel using Honey Bee Stamps Thanks Die which turned out to be an epiq fail because I ran it through two times becuase it wasn’t cutting and it shifted so then I had to cover it so I cut a piece of purple metallic cardstock from Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash Metallic Jewels Kraft Stock to 2-1/8 x 4″ and added some Love From Lizi Black GlitterPeel-offs. Then diecut the 2x from Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Cardstock with the Honey Bee Stamps Thanks Die and the shadow from Vellum. Then stamped the rest of the sentiment onto some Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Cardstock with Versamark Ink using the Lawn Fawn Thanks Thanks Thanks stampset, embossed it with WOW Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White Super Fine, and cut it down to 1/4 x 2-3/8″.

On the inside, I stamped another sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Thanks Thanks Thanks stampset with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink.

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For the third set of backgrounds, I started the cutting two pieces of Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstocktock 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the two card bases. I cut both panels down to 4 x 5-1/4″.

Watercolor Paper Panel

I diecut a scalloped circle (measuring 2-1/2″) from the center with the Stampin’ Up! Layering Circles Dies. (Just a note about these layering circles as well as the other layering dies from SU!. I never thought I would get so much use out of them but I actually have so they kinda paid for themselves by now, And that’s crafty win in my book!).

Then added a piece of acetate and 3M Foam Tape behind it, added the Catherine Pooler {Portland Sequin Mix as well as some larger green sequins from my stash (I tried to pick flat ones) and adhered the panel to the card.

I stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn Thanks Thanks Thanks stampset with Tim Holtz Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Ink onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and then die cut it using the coordinating word dies. I also stamped the rest of the sentiment from the same stampset onto some Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with Versamark Ink, embossed it with WOW Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White Super Fine, and cut it down to 9/16 x 3-3/16″. I finished it off by adding some Tonic Dark Walnut Nuvo Crystal Drops.

On the inside, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4″ and stamped another sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Thanks Thanks Thanks stampset with Tim Holtz Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Ink. I also added two pieces of the leftover scalloped cirlce from the front.

Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper

I started by stamping the sentiment from Lawn Fawn Thanks Thanks Thanks stampset onto some Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with Versamark Ink, embossed it with WOW Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White Super Fine, and then die cut it using the coordinating word dies. I stamped the rest of the sentiment onto the card panel with Versamark Ink and embossed it with WOW Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White Super Fine. I finished it off by adding some Tonic Caribbean Ocean Nuvo Crystal Drops.

On the inside, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4″ and stamped another sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Thanks Thanks Thanks stampset with Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso Ink.

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Cards, Love & Friendship, Valentine's Day

Honey Bee Stamps House Builder Valentine’s Day Card

Hi friends. I used the House Builder Card Base Dies from Honey Bee Stamps along with the Treat Shop Add-On Dies and Stamps to make this cute Valentine’s Day Card. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make another card with these dies. They are still one of my faves!

For this card, I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 10 x 7″and scored it at 5″ and a panel to 5 x 7″ for the background, which I inked with Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress Inks. Then diecut the house card base 1x with the House Builder Card Base Dies from Pebbles Forever My Always 6 x 6 Paper.

Then die cut the roof and window awnings from both Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and Stampin’ Up! Real Red 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock from the Honey Bee Stamps Treat Shop Add-On Dies. I cut out every other strip on the awnings and adhered them to the white one to create a cute striped awning. I diecut out the window from the front of the card.

The door was diecut from the same two color cardstocks using the Honey Cuts Gingerbread House Add-On and the stairs from Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# Slate Gray Cardstock. I added some dimension to the house base, the door, steps, and awning with ink. I used Catherine Pooler Pink Champagne for the house base, Stampin’ Up! Real Red Ink for the roof and door and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink for the steps. I also diecut the bushes from Stampin’ Up! Old Olive 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock with the House Builder Card Base Dies and added Stampin’ Up! Old Olive Ink around the edges.

I added a piece of Vellum behind the window as well as a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to create a frosted window appearance. I added a strip of Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# FOG Gray Cardstock to the bottom of the card before adhering the house. I stamped all the images from the Honey Bee Stamps Treat Shop Add-On 6×6 Stamp Set onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Additionally, I used Clear Embossing Powder on the “Candy Shop” and “We Are Open” signs for some added dimension and interest.

I colored them with Copic Markers. I used BG000 and Copic Blender 0 for all glass elements (cake dome, candy dome and gumball machine); R81 & R83, C1, C3, & C5 for the chairs and table; R14 & R27, R81 & R83 for the umbrella. E25 & E29, R81, R83 & R85, C1 & 0 for the cupcakes; R14 & R27, C00 & 0, BG000, G94 and E25 for the gumball machine; E25 & E29 for the chocolates; R81, R83 & R85 for the present; and G94 & G99, R81 & R83, E25 & E29, R14 & R27 for the candies.

I popped up the “Candy Shop” sign, “We Are Open” sign and the cake dome with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I created the heart banner by stamping the little heart from Honey Bee Stamps Little Pickup 4×6 Stamp Set with Stampin’ Up! Real Red Ink onto a piece of and cut them using the coordinating dies. Then I drew a black line using a Sharpie Ultra Fine Point Marker (you need to use a permanent marker when writing on vellum or it will smudge).

I finished off the card by adding some highlights to some of the images with a White Gel Pen.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy Add-on Stampset with Stampin’ Up! Real Red Ink and added a tiny awning which I cut from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and Stampin’ Up! Real Red 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock using the Honey Bee Stamps Treat Shop Add-On Dies. I added some left over images I had colored and die cut.


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Cards, Fall, Seasons

Loads of Fall Card featuring Honey Bee Stamps

Hi friends. Here’s another cute Fall/Autumn card using the Honey Bee Stamps Loads Of Fall stampset and dies and the Honey Bee Stamps Big Pickup Tailgate Stampset and dies. Lots of fun images in both these stampsets and lots of combinations you can use to create a variety of different cards, not just seasonal ones.

I started by stamping all the images I needed from the Honey Bee Stamps Loads Of Fall stampset and the Honey Bee Stamps Big Pickup Tailgate Stampset onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and set them aside to dry.

I cut a piece of Catherine Pooler Sand Dunes 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock (retired) to 10 x 7″ and scored at 5″ to make the card base. I also cut a piece of Honey Bee Stamps Halloween Harvest 6×6 Paper Pad to 4-3/4 x 6″. Since this paper pad is only 6 x 6 I had to get creative and fill in the sides with more paper. So I cut two pieces of patter paper to 1/2 x 4-3/4″ and adhered it behind the larger piece.

I colored the images with Copic Markers. I used B00, B02, and B06 for the truck; N1, N2 & N4 for the metal portions such as the mirror; N5 and N8 for the tires; BG000 & 0 for the windows; R05 & R27 for the lights; R05 & R27 for the doggy bandana, E29, E23, & E37 for the dog; YR14 & YR21 for the license plate; YG61, G94, YG99, & E15 for the jug; YR16, YR04 & Y18, Y13 & Y16, YG61, G94, & YG99, YG91 & E15 for the pumpkins; R05 & R27, E55, E57 & E29 for the apple bucket.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4-3/4 x 6-3/4” and stamped a sentiment from the Honey Bee Stamps Big Pickup Cab Stampset and Lawn Fawn Thanks Thanks Thanks with Honey Bee Stamps Big Pickup Tailgate Stampset onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

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Cards, Emboss Resist, Fall, Fall, Holidays 2021

Three Fall Cards Using the Honey Bee Stamps Patchwork Pumpkin Stampset

I love this new Patchwork Pumpkin Stampset from Honey Bee Stamps! You can create all kinds of cute pumpkins. You can also add flowers and the coordinating dies makes it easy to cut everything out. I made three cards using different color papers and coloring methods but with the same embossing powder. I wanted to see how to create different cards by just making subtle changes. Using pattern papers and embossing folders is also an easy way to add interest.

For the first card, I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make the card base and cut a piece of the watercolor leaf paper from the Honey Bee Stamps Halloween Harvest 6×6 Paper Pad to 4 x 5-1/4″ and another of the purple leaf paper to 2 x 5-1/4″.

I used Versamark Ink to stamp several of the pattern pumpkins, leaves, curly vines and the stem from the Honey Bee Stamps Patchwork Pumpkin Stampset onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. Then diecut all the pieces with the oval die included in the coordinating dieset. I used Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Inks to color the pumpkin and Crushed Olive and Mowed Lawn to color the leaves and vines. I used 3M Foam Tape to pop up the center piece of the pumpkin and some of the leaves. Before adhering it to the card I added Love From Lizi Straight Peel-Off Stickers in Gold.

I stamped the sentiment from the Honey Bee Stamps Patchwork Pumpkin Stampset with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and diecut it with the coordinating dies. I added a little Mowed Lawn Distress Ink around the edges.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of the same watercolor leaf paper from the Honey Bee Stamps Halloween Harvest 6×6 Paper Pad to 1 x 5-1/4″ and stamped a sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps Autumn Stamp Set with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.

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For the second card, I started by cutting a piece of Catherine Pooler Sand Dunes 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock (discontinued-any kraft cardstock will work) to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make the card base and cut a piece of the purple paper from the Honey Bee Stamps Halloween Harvest 6×6 Paper Pad to 4 x 5-1/4″.

I used Versamark Ink to stamp several of the pattern pumpkins, leaves, curly vines and the stem from the Honey Bee Stamps Patchwork Pumpkin Stampset onto some Catherine Pooler Sand Dunes 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock (retired) and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. Then diecut all the pieces with the oval die included in the coordinating dieset. I used Tim Holtz Mustard Seed and Carved Pumpkin Distress Inks to color the pumpkin and Crushed Olive and Mowed Lawn to color the leaves and vines. I used 3M Foam Tape to pop up the center piece of the pumpkin and some of the leaves.

I diecut the sentiment from the Honey Bee Stamps Autumn Honey Cuts and Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ 3x and adhered them together. I colored the bottom of the word with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink to create an ombre effect. I adhered it onto the pumpkin and stamped the rest of the sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps Autumn Stamp Set with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder onto a piece of the white leaf pattern paper from the Honey Bee Stamps Halloween Harvest 6×6 Paper Pad. I trimmed it down to 1/2 x 1-7/8″ before adhering to the card.

I finished it off by adding some Love From Lizi Pin Stripe Peel-Off Stickers in Gold Mirror Moondust.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of the same purple paper from Honey Bee Stamps Halloween Harvest 6×6 Paper Pad to 1 x 5-1/4″ and stamped a sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps Happy Fall Y’all Stamp Set with Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink.

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For the third card, I kept thing a little simpler. I started by cutting a piece of Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make the card base. I embossed the front to the card with one of the embossing folders from the Queen & Co’s Embossing Folder Bundle.

This time, I used Versamark Ink to stamp several of the pattern pumpkins, leaves, curly vines, flowers and the stem from the Honey Bee Stamps Patchwork Pumpkin Stampset onto some Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. Tip: Make sure to use a good amount of anti-static powder when using embossing powder on dark cardstock or it will stick where you don’t want. Then diecut all the pieces with the oval die included in the coordinating dieset. I colored the leaves, vine sand flowers with Prismacolor Pencils.

I diecut the sentiment from the Honey Bee Stamps Autumn Honey Cuts and Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash Metallic Kraft Stock. I adhered it onto the pumpkin and stamped the rest of the sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps Autumn Stamp Set with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder onto a piece of Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock. I trimmed it down to 3/8 x 7/8″ before adhering to the card.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4″ and left it blank.

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Cards, Emboss Resist, Halloween, Holidays 2021, Shaker

Boo Shaker Card featuring Honey Bee Stamps Buzzword Dies

Hello friends. I’ve got another cute Halloween card to share with you all. This is a very simple shaker card using the Honey Bee Stamps Boo Buzzword dies and the Honey Bee Stamps Halloween Harvest 6×6 Paper Pad. Very little stamping and absolutely no coloring involved. I love making these kinds of cards!

I started by cutting a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100lb Black 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make the card base. I also cut a piece of the Honey Bee Stamps Halloween Harvest 6×6 Paper Pad to 4 x 5-1/4″. I diecut a window from it with the Catherine Pooler Designs Scallops & Dots Dies, added a piece of acetate with double-side tape and added some 3M Foam Tape to make the shaker element. I added sequins from the Honey Bee Stamps Halloween Harvest Sequin Mix and backed it with another piece of pattern paper from the Honey Bee Stamps Halloween Harvest 6×6 Paper Pad.

I diecut the sentiment with the Honey Bee Stamps BOO Dies from the Honey Bee Stamps Halloween Harvest 6×6 Paper Pad and Simon Says Stamp 100lb Black 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock (for the shadow). I stamped the rest of the sentiment from the Honey Bee Stamps BOO Stamp Set onto some more black card stock with Versamark Ink and and heat embossed with WOW Embossing Powder in Super Fine Opaque Bright White.

I diecut ghosts, bats and pumpkins from the Honey Bee Stamps Haunted House Add-On (this die works with the House Builder Card Base Dieset) from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″, Simon Says Stamp 100lb Black 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock, and orange cardstock from my scrap stash.

I finished it off by adding some Honey Bee Stamps Halloween Harvest Sequin Mix.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4” and a piece of pattern paper from Honey Bee Stamps Halloween Harvest 6×6 Paper Pad to 1 x 5-1/4″ and stamped a sentiment from the Queen and Co Halloween Hoopla Kit with Catherine Pooler Designs Orange Twist Ink.

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Cards, Emboss Resist, Halloween, Halloween, Holidays 2021

Easy Halloween Wreath Card Featuring Pretty Pink Posh

Hi friends. I’m back after some unplanned time off!It’s great to be creating again. I’m cutting it close but let’s start with a cute Halloween card. This stampset from Pretty Pink Posh, Halloween Wreath is so cute! I love all the fun images. They are easy to color with markers, pencils etc or leave them uncolored. You can also make a wreath from the singular images instead of using the wreath image.

I started by cutting a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100lb Black 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make the card base and a second piece cut to 4 x 5-1/4″ which I embossed with an embossing folders from the Queen & Co’s Embossing Folder Bundle. I added a strip of pattern paper from the Honey Bee Stamps Halloween Harvest 6×6 Paper Pad measuring 3/4 x 5-1/4″ and another measuring 1-1/4 x 5-1/4″.

I stamped the wreath and all the images as well as a sentiment in the center from the Pretty Pink Posh Halloween Wreath Stampset with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with WOW Embossing Powder in Super Fine Opaque Bright White. I colored them with Prismacolor Pencils and diecut the images with the coordinating dies. Tip: Make sure to use a good amount of anti-static powder when using embossing powder on dark cardstock or it will stick where you don’t want. I used 3M Foam Tape to pop up the wreath.

I finished it off by adding some sequins from the Honey Bee Stamps Halloween Harvest Sequin Mix.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4″ and the same purple paper I used on the front of the card from Honey Bee Stamps Halloween Harvest 6×6 Paper Pad to 1 x 5-1/4″ and stamped a sentiment from the Pretty Pink Posh Halloween Wreath Stampset with Catherine Pooler Designs Mandarin Spice Ink. I also added some extra images I had stamped.

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Cards, Celebrations, Christmas, Halloween, Slimline

Stretching Your Dies: One Die Four Cards featuring Scrappy Tails

Hi friends. When I saw Jennifer McGuire’s video featuring the Slimline Bird House Pop Up Card Dies and add-on dies from Scrappy Tails, I knew I had to have them. They remind me of the Honey Bee Stamps House Card Dies and Add-ons which as you may have figured out I love so much! These dies are just as versatile and allow you to make tons of different types of cards for all occasions.

For the first card, I started by diecutting the Slimline Bird House and the side pieces which create the pop up feature from Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock (retired) with the Scrappy Tails Slimline Bird House Pop Up Card Dies. Then diecut the roof, base, and 2 scalloped circles from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″. I diecut the woodgrain from Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock (retired) with the Scrappy Tails Slimline Woodgrain Background Die and adhered the negative pieces onto the card front.

I cut out the two windows using the circle from the birdhouse die set. I adhered the scallop bosrders on the window as well as the roof. Then diecut some grass using the Lawn Fawn Grassy Border from Stampin’ Up! Granny Apple Green 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock, trimmed it down to size and adhered it to the bottom of the card. I added the white base on top of the grass.

I stamped some leaves and flowers from the Catherine Pooler Designs Bloomin Bouquet and Lovely Flowers Stampsets (both were from Stamp of Approval collections no longer available) onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Catherine Pooler Designs Lime Rickey, Catching Rays, Flirty Fuchsia and Coral Cabana Inks. For the sentiment I used the direct-to-paper technique with Flirty Fuchsia and Coral Cabana Inks onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and diecut “HOME” 2x and “tweet” from the Scrappy Tails Slimline Bird House Pop Up Card Dies. Lastly I adhered the two side panels and the card back.

I left the inside of the card blank.


For the second card, I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5 3/4″ then diecut it with the Slimline Bird House from the Scrappy Tails Slimline Bird House Pop Up Card Dies, making sure to leave on edge of the die off the edge of the card base. I also diecut a second house front which will be adhered on the front of the card.

I diecut the roof 2x, chimney, and window frames from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with the Scrappy Tails Slimline Bird House Pop Up Card Dies and Scrappy Tails Slimline Neighborhood House Pop Up – Add On Die. I backed all the windows with a piece of bright yellow cardstock from my stash. I diecut the Scrappy Tails Slimline Brick Background Die from Stampin’ up! Basic Gray 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock and adhered the bricks only to the house and chimney. Then adhered the chimney to the back of the house. I also adhered one roof to the front of the card and the other to the inside after adhering the panel to the card base.I diecut several of the snow drift border with the from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″.

I added the windows to the card and diecut some window boxes from Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with the Scrappy Tails Slimline Neighborhood House Pop Up – Add On Die. Then added leaves and flowers diecut with the same dieset from Stampin’ Up! Granny Apple Green 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock, Stampin’ Up! Real Red 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock, yellow, purple, orange and aqua cardstock from my stash.

I left the inside of the card blank.


For the third card, I started by cutting a piece of Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 4 x 9″ then diecut it with the Slimline Bird House from the Scrappy Tails Slimline Bird House Pop Up Card Dies, making sure to leave on edge of the die off the edge of the card base. I also diecut a second house front which will be adhered on the front of the card and a chimney.

I stamped a web using Tim Holtz Cling Mount Stamps: Trick or Treat, Tsukineko Versamark Emboss Ink Pad Watermark and Wow Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White onto the house then diecut the brick background using the Scrappy Tails Slimline Brick Background Die from Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock.

I adhered some bricks to the chimney and house and inked them with Black Soot Distress Ink before adhering to the card, diecut the roof, window frames (I backed the windows with Simon Says Stamp 100lb Black Cardstock– I added the ghost inside the window before adhering the window back) and one door from Simon Says Stamp 100lb FOG Gray Card Stock with the Scrappy Tails Slimline Neighborhood House Pop Up – Add On Die which I cut out the door part and another from Stampin’ Up! Old Olive 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock. I also diecut the spooky fence with the Lawn Fawn Spooky Fence Border from Simon Says Stamp 100lb FOG Gray Card Stock. I inked them with Black Soot Distress Ink before adhering to the card.

I diecut a tree from Simon Says Stamp 100lb Black Cardstock with the Papertrey Ink – Tiny Town: Spooky Yard Die. I stamped the ghosts and bats from Lawn Fawn HAPPY HAUNTING Clear Stamps and the web and spider from Catherine Pooler Designs Everything but the Broom Stamp Set onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Black Tuxedo Ink. I colored the ghosts with COPIC Markers C1 and 0 and R20 for the cheeks and diecut them with coordinating dies.

On the inside of the card, I diecut one house from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with the Scrappy Tails Slimline Bird House Pop Up Card Dies and cut down about 1/4 inch smaller. Then stamped a sentiment from Catherine Pooler Designs Everything but the Broom Stamp Set with Memento Black Tuxedo Ink.


For the fourth card, I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5 3/4″ then diecut it with the Slimline Bird House from the Scrappy Tails Slimline Bird House Pop Up Card Dies, making sure to leave on edge of the die off the edge of the card base. I also diecut a brick background from the Scrappy Tails Slimline Brick Background Die from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and one from Lawn Fawn Paper Bag 8.5 x 11” Cardstock. I adhered the white brick outline to the card base then inlaid the paper bag bricks.

I diecut the roof and base with Scrappy Tails Slimline Bird House Pop Up Card Dies and the chimney and window frames with Scrappy Tails Slimline Neighborhood House Pop Up – Add On Die from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″. I diecut the snow drift border from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Honey Bee Stamps Gingerbread House Add-On Dies. I backed the windows with Stampin’ Up!’s Chocolate Chip 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock (retired); I adhered the gingerbread people before backing it.

I diecut the door from Stampin’ Up!’s Real Red 8-1/2 x 11”Cardstock with the Scrappy Tails Slimline Neighborhood House Pop Up – Add On Die.

I stamped the trees and candy canes from the Honey Bee Stamps Gingerbread House Add-On 6×6 Stamp Set and the gum drops, gingerbread people and peppermints from Lawn Fawn SWEET CHRISTMAS Clear Stamps onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Black Tuxedo Ink.

I colored the images with COPIC Markers. I c olored the peppermints and candy canes with R27, R46 and C1, YG17 and YG25 for the trees, E34, E37, R20, C1 and 0 for the gingerbread people, and R81 and R85 for the gumdrops.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment and candy canes from Lawn Fawn SWEET CHRISTMAS Clear Stamps with Memento Black Tuxedo Ink.


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Birthdays, Cards, Celebrations, Holidays 2021

Honey Bee Stamps House Builder with Treat Shop Add-on

Another great add-on dieset from Honey Bee Stamps! The Treat Shop Add-On Dies and Stamps coordinate with the House Builder Card Base Dies and allow you to make lots of sweet cards. You can create a bakery, ice cream shop or candy shop. The possibilities are endless with this set.

For this card, I started by diecutting the house card base 2x with the House Builder Card Base Dies from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″. I adhered the two houses with the pre-scored strip that comes in the House Builder Card Base Dies to create the card base. Be sure to use double-sided tape or something very strong so they don’t come apart.

Then die cut the roof and window awnings from both Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock from the Honey Bee Stamps Treat Shop Add-On Dies. I cut out every other strip on the awnings and adhered them to the white one to create a cute striped awning. I diecut out the windows from the front of the card.

I diecut the door from some Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock (discontinued) and Stampin’ Up! Pool Party 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock and the steps from Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# FOG Gray Cardstock with the Honey Bee Stamps Farmhouse Add-On Dies.

I stamped images from the Honey Bee Stamps Treat Shop Add-On Stamp Set onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Copic Markers. I used Y17, BG01, R09, and E29 for the banners; BG000 and 0 for the glass display case and cake display; C3 and C5 for the cake base, RV06, RV09, and RV21 for the three tier cake, and E25, E29 and E49 for the heart on the cake. RV06 and RV09, E24 and E29, Y13 and Y17, and C1 and C3 for the cupcakes; YG05 and YG17 for the bush and E24, E29 and E49 for the planter. C1 and C3 for the bakery and specials signs and the table; Y13 and Y17, BG000 and BG01, RV06 and RV21 for the balloons; and BG000 and BG01, RV06, RV09 and RV21 for the umbrella.

I used direct-to-paper technique with Stampin’ Up! Magenta Madness, Mango Melody and Pool Party Inks onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and diecut the flowers from the from the Honey Bee Stamps Treat Shop Add-On Dies and adhered them to the building.

I finished off the card by adding some Tonic Liquid Mercury Nuvo Crystal Drops for the door knob and Tonic IVORY SEASHELL Nuvo Crystal Drops to the flower centers.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Village Shops Stampset with Stampin’ Up!’s Magenta Madness and some tiny cupcakes from the Honey Bee Stamps Treat Shop Add-On 6×6 Stamp Set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.


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Birthdays, Cards, Celebrations, Encouragement, Fourth of July, Hello, Holidays 2021, Just Because, Love & Friendship, Summer

Farmhouse Card For Any Occasion featuring Honey Bee Stamps

Another great add-on dieset from Honey Bee Stamps! The Farmhouse Add-on Dies and Stampset coordinate with the House Builder Card Base Dies and allow you to make lots of cute cards. The last card I made was very patriotic but for this one I decided to make a more traditional farmhouse which can be used for any occasion.

For this card, I started by diecutting the house card base 2x with the House Builder Card Base Dies from Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler 8.5 X 11″ Cardstock. I adhered the two houses with the pre-scored strip that comes in the House Builder Card Base Dies to create the card base. Be sure to use double-sided tape or something very strong so they don’t come apart.

Then die cut the roof and porch steps, and chimney from Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# FOG Gray Cardstock and stenciled bricks on the front of the house with Tim Holtz BRICKED Layering Stencil and Stampin’ Up! Smoky Slate Ink, the Lawn Fawn Yeti Ink.

I adhered the roof and chimney to the card base and diecut the porch header 2x from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and added some Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# FOG Gray Cardstock behind the headers. I also diecut the window frames, porch rails, porch beams/columns, porch rail beams, deck/porch foundation also from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″. I diecut the window backs from Stampin’ Up! Pool Party 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock, the curtains from House Builder Card Base Dies with Doodlebug Designs Yankee Doodle 6×6 Paper Pad (I believe it’s discontinued) and the door from some brown cardstock from my stash. I stamped a wood pattern on the door using Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso Ink and Stampin’ Up!’s Hardwood Clear Mount Background Stamp (retired) and used Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash Metallic Kraft Stock for the doorknob. Before adhering all the diecuts to the card, I used the Scrappy Tails Slimline Brick Background Metal Craft Die and Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler 8.5 X 11″ Cardstock and adhered them to the card.

I diecut the flowers and leaves from the House Builder Card Base with green, pink, yellow and navy blue cardstock from my stash.

I stamped the decorative star, two rooster weathervanes, two lanterns, two hanging pots, the table, chair, one plant and a mailbox onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Ink and colored them with Copic Markers. I used B23, B24 and B26 for the star and hanging pots, B21 and B23 for the chair, YG11 and YG17 for the plants, Y02 and Y13 for the flower pot, mailbox and lantern light, C1 and C3 for the lanterns and W3 and W5 for the table.

I left the inside of the card blank.


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Cards, Fourth of July, Holidays 2021, Summer

Fourth of July/Patriotic House Card featuring Honey Bee Stamps

When I purchased this Honey Bee Stamps Farmhouse Add-on Dies and Stampset I knew I had to make a patriotic themed card. And love how it turned out! There really are endless possibilities with the House Builder Card Base Dies and add-on dies and stampsets available.

For this card, I started by diecutting the house card base 2x from the House Builder Card Base Dies, chimney, roof, 2 windows, porch steps and four bushes from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″.

I adhered the two houses with the pre-scored strip that comes in the House Builder Card Base Dies to create the card base. Be sure to use double-sided tape or something very strong so they don’t come apart. Then stenciled bricks on the front of the house with Tim Holtz BRICKED Layering Stencil and Stampin’ Up! Smoky Slate Ink, also colored the porch steps with Stampin’ Up! Smoky Slate Ink, roof and chimney with Tim Holtz BLUEPRINT SKETCH and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks, the door with Barn Door, bushes with Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn and windows with Broken China Distress Inks.

I adhered the roof and chimney to the card base and added a brick pattern to the chimney with a White Gel Pen.

I diecut the window frames, porch header (I added a piece of vellum behind it which I colored with Stampin’ Up! Smoky Slate Ink), window frames, porch rails and beams/columns from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with the Farmhouse Add-on Dies. I also diecut curtains from Doodlebug Designs Yankee Doodle 6×6 Paper Pad (I believe it’s discontinued) with the House Builder Card Base.

I stamped the decorative star, bunting, bench and one flower pot onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Ink and colored them with Copic Markers. I also stamped a wreath with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink. I used E23 and E27 for the bench and flower pot, YG17 and YG67 for the plant, R27, R46 and R59 for the star and R27, R46 & R59, B26 & B29, and C1 & 0 for the bunting. Then die cut the images with the Farmhouse Add-on Dieset. As a finishing touch I added a doorknob with Tonic LIQUID MERCURY Nuvo Crystal Drops. A die for the doorknob is included in the dieset but it’s so tiny I’m always afraid to misplace it.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment “Happy Fourth of July” using a really old greeting stampset (maybe Lawn Fawn or SSS- it was before I started labelling my stamps) and added bunting underneath.


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Doodlebug Designs Yankee Doodle 6×6 Paper Pad

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