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The Old & The New…

Today’s post combines some retiring product and one new product to make a sweet Mother’s Day card…

The Copper Ribbon is totally new and fascinating to work with.  The DSP and framelits along with the coordinating stamp set will be retiring after this month…

Glamour close up featuring the Copper Ribbon and the new Glitter Enamel Dots.

And a side angle shot showing the dimension of all the layers.

How the card opens and folds together…

Can you believe next weekend is Mother’s Day?  I run like crazy every.  single.  day.  and still feel behind.

But if you need a card idea for Mother’s Day or really any occasion, here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Tip Top Taupe, Thick Whisper White and Sweet Sugar Plum Cardstock, plus Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black and Sweet Sugar Plum
  • Stamps:  Oh So Succulent
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Succulent Framelits Dies, Copper Metallic Wire, Glitter Enamel Dots (June 2017), Copper Ribbon (June 2017), Pretty Label Punch (June 2017)


  • The Tip Top Taupe base card I 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored, folded and burnished on the long side at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″
  • The sentiment panel is 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″.  The DSP layer is 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ attached to Tip Top Taupe panel with SNAIL.
  • Punch a Thick Whisper White and a Tip Top Taupe label with Pretty Label Punch.  Cut the Tip Top Taupe piece in half horizontally.  Stamp sentiment and small flower on the Whisper White label then add SNAIL to the back and place the two horizontal Tip Top Taupe pieces on the back letting them show top and bottom of the Whisper White label.  Add to previous panel with dimensionals.
  • Cut out the two smallest flowers with Oh So Succulent Framelits from Sweet Sugar Plum.  Attach together with glue dots and add Pink Glitter Enamel Dot to center.  Place a dimensional on the back.  Make three loops with Copper Wire and stick to the dimensional on back of flower then place flower in top left corner of panel.
  • Add DSP to the main card front panel that is folded back at the 2-3/4″ score line with SNAIL.  Pull Copper Ribbon apart with fingers making a wavy pattern.  When you have a piece long enough for your front panel, cut the ribbon.  Add SNAIL vertically down the front panel and lay the Copper Ribbon on top.
  • Add SNAIL to 1/3 of the back of the sentiment panel and place over the card panel with the Copper Ribbon.
  • Inside the card the Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp larger flower in Sweet Sugar Plum and Archival Basic Black in lower right corner.  Add to inside of card with SNAIL.
  • This same flower was stamped on the front of the envelope on the lower left corner to coordinate with the card front.

I will miss this stamp set and the framelits.  When they were first introduced I found them so interesting and have made some great projects with them including several home décor pieces.

Thanks so much for stopping by today…hope your Monday is awesome!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!


Mother’s Day Can You Case It #67


For those so luck to still have their Mom’s…today I have a special post for you.  And there is also a Mother’s Day Challenge at Can You Case It this week.  You can find it here.

Here’s the card I’d give anything to be able to give my mom…


And a shot of the inside…


Sadly the Stippled Rose stamp set will be retiring…if you don’t have it, you NEED to get this one.  It will always be a classic that will be used over and over.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for this one…


  • Paper:  Melon Mambo and Whisper White cardstock
  • Ink:  Memento Black, Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight,  Crushed Curry, Pear Pizazz and Mossy Meadow
  • Stamps:  Stippled Blossom, Crazy About You (sentiment) and En Francias (background, retired)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, On Film Framelits, Doily, Perfect Polka Dots EF


  • The Melon Mambo base card is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • The Whisper White layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″, Embossed with Perfect Polka Dot EF and attached with adhesive to card front.
  • The Whisper White background is 3 1/4″ x 4″, stamped in Memento Black
  • The Melon Mambo frame is attached with dimensionals over the background.
  • Stamp the Stippled Blossom three times plus three leaf sets and “fussy cut”
  • Attach the framed pieces at an angle on the card front.
  • Attach a portion of a paper doily to the bottom of the fram.
  • Add leaves to framed area then blossoms, one flat with adhesive, one with single layer of  dimensionals and the third with two stacked dimensionals
  • Make and attach your Linen Thread bow.
  • Stamp the sentiment on scrap Whisper White and tag one end then attach with dimensional.
  • You can see how I have finished inside the card to coordinate with the card front.

So glad you stopped by today and I hope you are inspired to create something beautiful for your mom if you are so lucky to still have her in your life.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…



Let’s go get inky…and Be HaPpY!




Mother’s Day in Blackberry Bliss…

Found in my squirrel trap…a Jenny Wren!

Was it the momma bird to the five babies in the front porch planter?

Google gave all the information for feeding.  They did have feathers but their eyes weren’t open yet.

Just their little beaks gaping at me.

Oh no!  High protein kitty litter was purchased and soaked.  Eggs were boiled and smashed and tweezers were ready.

Just waiting for the eggs to cool and wondering how I was going to catch spiders and bugs to feed every hour from sunup to sunset when I took a peek…

There was momma!

Oh thank goodness.

The dogs ate the eggs and the spiders and bugs on my front porch are safe.

So skipping to my studio all happy now I start looking through emails.   LeAnne Pugliese had posted the cutest card on Paper Pals that inspired this…


This would make a good “all occasion” card… but it would work well for Mother’s Day, too.  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Sahara Sand, Blackberry Bliss and Whisper White cardstock plus Painted Petals DSP
  • Ink:  Blackberry Bliss and Pear Pizazz
  • Stamps:  Crazy About You
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Scallop Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Heart Punch. 1 1/2, 1 1/4 and 1″ Square Punch, Basic Pearls, Spring Flowers Embossing Folder


  • The Sahara Sand base card is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • The Blackberry Bliss layer is 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″
  • The Sahara Sand squares are 1 1/2″
  • The smaller squares are 1 1/4″
  • Inside the card there is a 3 x 4″ Whisper White layer with a layer square of 1 1/4″ and 1″ Blackberry Bliss and DSP in the right lower corner.
  • Stamp the sentiment on scrap Whisper White and trim to 3/4″ x 2 1/2″, tag one end
  • Punch out Blackberry Bliss heart
  • Stamp flower and leaves on scrap and punch flower with Scallop Circle Punch and “fuzzy cut” the leaves
  • Emboss a piece of Whisper White with Spring Flowers EF and punch with 1 1/4″ punch
  • Attach the Blackberry Bliss 4 1/2 x 3 1/4 layer to card front with dimensionals
  • Layer and attach each square with Tomboy Glue.  The heart, flower and sentiment are on a dimensionals
  • Add large pearl to flower and three small pearls to heart.
  • Add assembled squares to card front with Tomboy Glue.
  • Emboss the envelope flap with the Spring Flower EF
  • Don’t forget your personalized stamp on the back of the card.

Hope this card inspires you too.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…




Let’s get inky together…and Be HaPpY!