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Deck the Halls…

Inspiration came to me this week and I couldn’t wait to get into the studio and work out what had been pictured in my mind…love when that happens!

and here is exactly what I had seen it in my mind.

How about that sparkle on the road bricks?

This side view shows the lifted layers.

and a peek inside.

Stamps you wouldn’t normally think of for Christmas and nontraditional colors too!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Pool Party, Basic Grey and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
  • Ink:  Pool Party, Archival Basic Black, Smokey Slate and Lemon Lime Twist
  • Stamps:  Bike Ride, Brightly Lit Christmas and Christmas Quilt (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Christmas Lampost Thinlits Dies, Bike Framelits Dies, Embossing Paste, Palette Knives, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Pattern Party Decorative Masks


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5-1/2″, fold and burnish with bone folder.
  • The Pool Party layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Using the brick mask and Embossing paste apply a couple of rows of bricks at bottom of layer.  Sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds and let dry.
  • Stamp all pieces to be cut out with framelits and thinlits.  Cut an extra lantern lamp from Lemon Lime Twist CS to used the inside pieces in the Basic Grey lantern.  Add lantern with multipurpose glue.  Add bow with dimensional.  Stamp Merry Christmas sign and trim so that it just reads Merry Christmas and add under lantern shelf with dimensionals.
  • Add wreaths to bike wheels with multipurpose glue.  Add bike frame to wheels with multipurpose glue.  Add bike to card front with dimensionals.
  • The front grey basket was added with multipurpose glue at the bottom. The other gift was add to bike frame with dimensionals.
  • Add sentiment in Archival Basic Black.
  • Add this layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • Inside there is a layer of Pool Party 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.
  • The sentiment is stamped in Archival Basic Black.
  • The bike rear wheel is stamped leaving the page with a basket sitting on dimensionals on top.

This was so much fun to make…but I confess I would not want to make many of these cards!

Hope you are having a star-studded Tuesday.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!


Just Breathe…

Bicycling is one thing I loved to do as a child and still do today.  The new Bike Ride stamp set and coordinating framelits made my heart smile when I first saw it.  And guess what?  I won this set at OnStage!

What I don’t have right now is the coordinating Framelits.  So to use this set (I totally can’t wait for the Framelits) I needed to mask and get creative.

But wait!  That’s my job and I’m dang good at it…let’s see.

So it is possible to create a card just using the stamps…

Glamour close up…is that puppy cute or what?

Some masking keeps the wheels behind the bike frame.

And a peek inside.  I intentionally let the sentiment off to add later.

I have a bike with a basket and that bench in the back and stamped this one the same color as mine…I love it.  Will I be ordering the framelits next Tuesday?…You betcha!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder and Bermuda Bay Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Watermelon Wonder, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Old Olive, Sahara Sand and Baked Brown Sugar (retired)
  • Stamps:  Bike Ride and Colorful Seasons (sentiment) and Gorgeous Grunge (road lines)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Glitter Enamel Dots, Itty Bitty Flower Punch (retired), Stencil


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Bermuda Bay layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to based card with SNAIL
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment with Archival Basic Black at top right corner.  Stamp main frame of bike in Coastal Cabana (or whatever color you want your bike to be) then stamp on post it note and “fussy cut” a mask.  Add mask over bike.  Stamp tires in Smoky Slate, rims in Coastal Cabana.  Add pupply bench in Coastal Cabana.  Add basket using two step stamping.  Stamp solid in Baked Brown Sugar and outline stamp in Archival Basic Black.  Stamp outline of leaves and flowers.  Color with markers in Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder and Old Olive.
  • Remove mask.  Stamp puppy in Baked Brown Sugar and Archival Basic Black.  Use Watermelon Wonder for his kerchief.
  • Stamp handlebar handles, bike seat and pedals in Coastal Cabana.  Add streamers from handles with marker.
  • Using markers add tire, rim and spokes where they are missing on back wheel.
  • Mask wheels and add post it note across card front where you want the road to be.  I used a stencil and Baked Brown Sugar to imply tire prints and Smoky Slate lines using Gorgeous Grunge.
  • Unmask wheels.  Punch flowers in three colors or stamp on scrap Whisper White the largest flower from basket color with marker and fussy cut.  Add to card front with glue dots.  I was going for flowers flying out of the basket…
  • Inside there is a layer of Bermuda Bay 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ with a Whisper White layer on top 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp the black outline and then the flowers in Daffodil Delight.  I used Sahara Sand for the paper wrap stamp.

It will be interesting to see how different this same card will look when I have those framelits in my hot little hands.  I’ll re-do this card and post it…might even change the color!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


And keep those fingers inky…you’ll be HaPpY!