Cutie Surprise…

Can you stand one more post with this little “cutie pie”?  I hope so because I’ve been working/playing with his set so much and have so many samples to share, but really don’t want to keep showing them if you have had enough!

I love that we can use our water color pencils to color her any way we want…

you see her a lot in blues and pinks…but how about some Bermuda Bay?

her glamour close up…

From the side so that you can see dimension…

and that new Bermuda Bay ribbon…ties like a dream!

and a peek at the inside of the card…this would make a great card front too!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Bermuda Bay Cardstock, plus water color paper (because I love the water color pencils!)
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black (If you are stamping on cardstock marker colors would be Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Powder Pink, Soft Suede and Calypso Coral
  • Stamps:  Special Delivery
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  3/8″ Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron Ribbon, Linen Thread, Glimmer Enamel Dots, Scalloped Oval Framelits, Birthday Friends Framelits, Gently Falling Embossing Folder


  • The Bermuda Bay base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Lightly attach to card front with SNAIL removing some of the adhesive with your fingers.  Cut both pieces of cardstock with Oval Framelit.  Remove Whisper White layer and run through Big Shot in Gently Falling EF.  Attach this layer to card front with SNAIL
  • Make a frame for the oval opening by using the same oval framelit and the Scalloped Oval Framelit.  Attach frame to oval opening with multipurpose glue.
  • Tie ribbon around side of oval opening.  Make a bow with several loops tied in center with Linen Thread.  Attach to card with glue dots.
  • Stamp SURPRISE in Archival Basic Black on Thick Whisper White 1-7/8″ x 3-3/8″.  Tag end with scissors.  Cut a piece of Bermuda Bay 1-7/8″ x 4-1/4″.  Attach sentiment with SNAIL leaving the right side uncovered.  Using a bone folder, break down the fibers in the remain Bermuda Bay.  Split the layers and curl cardstock in both directions.  Attach to top of card front with dimensionals.  Attach Glimmer Dots.
  • Inside the card the Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment at top with Archival Basic Black.  Stamp girl  and flower bouquet with Archival Basic Black on water color paper.  Let dry!  Color with water color pencils and smooth color with wet small round brush.  I used Calypso Coral lightly for skin tones, Early Espresso and Daffodil Delight for hair, Black for shoes, Bermuda Bay for dress and Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point and Melon Mambo for flowers.  The shadow at her feet was done with Smoky Slate.  Cute out with coordinating framelit (how cool is it that the framelit will cut her out backwards and the one on the DSP from the front!)   Cut out the flowers and a hat from DSP with framelits.  Add hat with multipurpose glue and flower bouquet with double dimensionals.

Tomorrow and Monday there are two more cards with this stamp set, but not with the cutie pie girl.

Saturday is my New Catalog Launch Open House…so excited to see everyone an show them all the samples that are ready for them.  Should be fun.  Wish you could all come by!

Here’s one new product I was REALLY excited about.  This may solve half of my Christmas shopping list!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!



  1. I can’t get enough of this little girl! Keep showing you samples, please! Love your work!!

    • Oh I’m so glad someone else likes her as much as I do. I have a couple more days of this bundle coming up…thanks for stopping by!…B!

  2. Love HER! And the rest of the suite
    Keep them coming!
    So takes me back to my childhood…

  3. I love to see what you make and I’m not tired of this girl. Love your bow! The card is perfect and has lots of interesting things going on like that curled Bermuda Bay C.S.

    • It is hard to put this stamp set aside. I have really enjoyed working/playing with it. I’m so glad you like it!…B!

  4. Somehow I missed this post, which as you know is unusual for me. I agree with others that this is cute and keep them coming. This card is another beauty with the embossed layer being used on the de-embossed side (Is that what you call it?). What a great idea. Love the oval so you see her on the inside too. The rolled edges of the banner are a great technique. All in all, it all makes a perfect card. Love the “b-ism” today. I’m a quote lover and they always add a special dimension to my day. Have a great one!

    • Why thank you HJ. I have loved working with this set. Just finished my Open House and am really pooped! But everyone seemed to have a really good time and ordered lots of product…so I’m a happy camper. Leaving early in the a.m. for Gainesville, Fl to watch my g’son, Jameson, play in a baseball tournament. Should be exciting. He is really a good little player and my son, Jeff, coaches so it makes it extra fun! I have posted and scheduled a project for each day this week but may not be as quick answering comments. I’m so glad you like the quote…sort of a quote geek myself…B!

    • So glad your Open House went well. There was no doubt everyone would love everything you displayed. Glad they bought things to make projects at home. As I’ve said before, your days must have more than 24 hours because you can get a lot more accomplished in a day than I do. You are amazing to get ready for your Open House, a project ready to post for each day this coming week, and get everything ready to make a trip tomorrow. Wow!! You are the energizer bunny!! I may need to add Wheaties to my breakfast!

      Have a wonderful, safe trip and don’t worry about commenting. Although we love to read them, you should enjoy your time with your family. Good luck to team!

    • When I was done HJ, I sure didn’t feel like the energizer bunny! But we did make it in time to see two games yesterday! Lots of g’parents things to do this week before we head to another tournament in Gainesville on Wednesday night!…B!