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It’s The Little Things…

As stampers, when we give a gift (large or small), more is expected.  I mean a wine bottle in a bag just doesn’t measure up!

Recently I wanted to thank a fellow stamper and neighbor/friend who had babysat my furbabies while we visited family in California.  While wine from California was a treat, the packaging needed to be special.

It’s such a small thing, but adds so much…

Lots of background and texture interest.

Love the Beautiful Bouquet Bundle…

Wish I were organized enough to keep these on hand, but no, flying by the seat of my pants is usually what happens around here.  But if you’d like to keep some tags on hand, here is the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay
  • Stamps:  Beautiful Bouquet
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Bouquet Bunch Framelits Dies, 1-1/4″ and 1-1/2″ Circle Punch, Linen Thread, Scallop Topped Tag Punch, Navy Gingham Ribbon


  • Cut the Thick Whisper White CS 2″ x 4-1/4″.  Trim with Scallop Topped Tag Punch.
  • Wet a piece of water color paper and drop Daffodil Delight and Marina Mist Reinker with an Aqua Painter letting the paper do its work.  You can encourage movement with the Aqua Painter.  Let dry completely.  Cut a piece 1-7/8″ x 4-1/8″.  Cut with Scallop Topped Tag Punch.  Attach to Thick Whisper White CS with multipurpose glue.
  • On scrap Thick Whisper White CS stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Punch out with 1-1/4″ Circle Punch.  Punch out 1-1/2″ piece of Lemon Lime Twist.  Add to back of sentiment with multipurpose glue.  Punch hole in to for Linen Thread bow.
  • Cut stems from Lemon Lime Twist with framelit.  Lay a piece of Linen Thread behind the stems before gluing to tag to be able to tie bow on top with the sentiment tag.  Add stems to tag with dots of multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp small group of flowers stamp using Pool Party marker over everything and then adding Bermuda Bay with marker using “thumping Technique”.  Huff before stamping.  Make three images.  Cut with framelit without lining up.  You just want those bits of color to show.  Add flowers to end of stems with dots of multipurpose glue.
  • Using Navy Gingham ribbon to tie to bag or bottle.

It is such a little thing, but it does let my friend know how much I appreciated her taking care of my furbabies…

We had temperatures in the high 40’s this morning!  And this day has been glorious.  Hope yours has been too.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!













































Special Gift Tags…

All my handmade cards will be in the mail by tomorrow…Yay!  That’s a big check off my “to-do” list!  But…

Special people on our Christmas lists deserve a little extra…and that’s just what today’s post is…a little special tag.


Santa’s lil’ helper.  And this one…


and just one more today…


Are you like me?  You’ve got your gifts but not wrapped them and your “to-do” list is growing by the day.  By this time maybe you are ready for tags to put on those gifts your are trying to finish wrapping.  I’m here to help!

These little beauties will let your family or friends know you have especially thought of them…and they are fast to make!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Home for Christmas DSP, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer
  • Ink:  Crumb Cake and Real Red
  • Stamps:  None
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Delicate Ornament Thinlets, 3/8″ Satin Real Red Ribbon, Silver Cording,


  • First I cut a base from the cardboard backing in the DSP package with the ornament framelit.  Then the same framelit was used on the DSP and attached with Modge Podge and a sponge brush.  I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake and then added a small piece of Dazzling Diamonds at the bottom that was also cut with the framelit.  The Santa and deer were “fussy cut” from the DSP and added with Modge Podge.  I then added a top coat of Modge Podge.  The ornament holder was cut from Brushed Silver and added with glue.
  • The back was stamped in Real Red with a Christmas sentiment and the year (I hope these will become tree ornaments and not trashed)
  • Then the “dressing” for each was added with ribbon and charms I have in my stash (we all have those, right?)

I found these really simple and fast to make.  Dressing them up is a little addictive… loved it!  I made ten today within a hour and a half.

Hope this gives you a little boost and inspiration to finish your “to-do” list too.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Snoopy is so sweet…

You want to be HaPpY? … You’ve got to stamp!




Silent Night Tag…

This is #7 in the series of tag/ornaments.  I love the way this one turned out…


Details you might miss because it’s hard to show in a photo…the stars were made with the border punch and there’s a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper behind them, the “lights” in the windows were made with tiny strips of cardstock glued to the back of each house.

I heard from a reliable source today that Michael’s has these frames on sale now ten for $10!  So many of you have been so kind with your comments and telling me how you have made these and loved them.  Today I had a comment from a reader in Ireland saying her sister was coming over for Thanksgiving from Massachusetts and bringing frames from Michael’s with her.  They are planning crafting time together making these.  Isn’t that the best?

Here are some Stuff ‘N Digits for you on this little gem…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Daffodil Delight and Night of Navy cardstock plus Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
  • Ink:  Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Jingle All The Way (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Sleigh Ride Edgelits, 1/2″ Real Red Satin Ribbon, Silver Cording, Confetti Stars Border Punch


  • The Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper is 2 1/2″ square.
  • The Night of Navy cardstock is 2 1/2″ square punched at the top Confetti Stars Border Punch and attached to Glimmer Paper with Tomboy Glue.
  • Cut Thick Whisper White cardstock 2 1/2″ x 1 3/4″.  Cut with house Sleigh Ride Edgelit.  Stamp sentiment in Basic Black.  Cut tiny strips to place behind each house with adhesive to represent lights.
  • Add Real Red Satin bow with Silver Cording with glue dots to top of frame.

There are two more empty frames on my desk I hope to finish before Thanksgiving.  I will share them with you later this week.  For those of you who are making these frames, I’d love to see your creations.  You can check my facebook page at Rambling Rose Studio (Be sure and “like” it!)

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


That will surely put a smile on your face!

Get inky…Be HaPpY!


Gift Tag/Ornament…

I found these at a box store and bought several with the idea of making gift tags that could be kept for the Christmas tree.  They are fairly simple in design with a 2 1/2″ square opening.

Here’s what I made with the first one…


Cute right?  And quick too!  I think I bought ten and hope to make each one different and especially for each person.  Personally, I’d like to keep this one…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White cardstock and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper
  • Ink:  None
  • Stamps:  None
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Sleigh Ride Edgelits


  • Cut two pieces 2 1/2″ square in Thick Whisper White.  Cut with Sleigh Ride Framelits varying the height.
  • Cut one piece of Dazzling Diamonds 2 1/2″ square and layer with the two framelits pieces into the frame and add the back.

Quick and easy but OH! so cute…

I will be traveling today until next Monday to attend the OnStage Stampin’ Up! Event in Orlando, Florida.  Should be exciting and I hope to post pictures and happenings from the event this weekend.  I will get to see “the littles” on this trip…it seems like forever since I’ve seen those two peanuts!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


I need to keep this one in mind while I’m cooking dinner for my book club tonight and trying to pack to leave at 4:30 a.m. in the morning!

Stay inky…and Be HaPpY!


Poinsettia in Pink…

So let’s use the new Festive Flower Builder Punch and the stamp set, Reason for the Season, as they are intended today and see what happens…


Wouldn’t this look pretty on a package this Christmas under your tree?  We could make them in colors to match our wrapping paper!

Here is the Stuff ‘N Digits for this tag…


  • Paper:  Heavy Whisper White, Blushing Bride,  and Mint Macaron
  • Ink:  Blushing Bride, Cucumber Crush and Memento Black
  • Stamps:  Reason for the Season
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Itty Bitty Flower Punch, Festive Flower Builder Punch, Triple Banner Punch, Scallop Topper Punch, 1/8″ Striped Ribbon and Softly Falling EF


  • The Mint Macaron layer (I know it looks like Crumb Cake in pic, but it isn’t) cardstock tag base is 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″, punched with the Scallop Topper Punch by centering the paper and sliding in a downward motion until it stops and punching.  Trim the top edge at the sides.
  • The Whisper White layer (I know it looks pink in the photo, but it isn’t really) is 2″ x 4″ punched with the Scallop Topper Punch and embossed with Softly Falling EF then attached to Mint Macaron with adhesive.
  • Cut 10″ of 1/8″ green ribbon and loop through tag opening at top.
  • Make your Blushing Bride poinsettia , stamping veins and sponging edges with Blushing Bride and assembling using hot glue.  The leaves are Mint Macaron, sponged and veined with Cucumber Crush and added with hot glue.
  • The flower center is Whisper White with a rhinestone colored with alcohol marker or permanent marker.
  • Add poinsettia to tag with hot glue.

Are you liking this Festive Flower Punch and how versatile it is?  Tomorrow I have a home décor piece made with this punch you might like so be sure to stop back by.

The studio “re-do” is almost complete…meaning all the painting (walls, woodwork and windows) are finished.  I can see the top of my counter and one other table but there are still supplies everywhere that need to find a home.  Have you ever repositioned every single thing in your craft space?

Hope to see you right back here tomorrow…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Get those fingers inky…and Be HaPpY!