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Grateful Wreath…

This week featuring fall inspired cards has been so enjoyable for me…I hope you have found some inspiration in one or two of them as well.

Today’s card will need to be hand delivered, boxed or at least mailed in a padded envelope, but so worth it…


Ok, it’s a little fat, I know.  But the Copper Foil sparkles (which doesn’t show up in the photo) and the gold leaves on the wreath have a coating of Gold Wink of Stella (which also is hard to photograph).  And how about that cable knit background?  My first time using an embossing folder with Dynamic Texture…love it!

Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Crushed Curry and Mossy Meadow (retired) Cardstock and Copper Foil
  • Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
  • Stamps:  Birthday Banners
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Linen Thread, Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies, Holly Berry Builder Punch, Circle Framelits, Glue Gun, Gold Wink of Stella, Bunch of Banners Framelits


  • The Crumb Cake base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″
  • The Rich Razzleberry layer is 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The Crumb Cake layer is 5-1/4″ x 4″, embossed with Cable Knit EF and attached to card front with Multipurpose Glue.
  • Cut a circle frame from Crumb Cake CS with two Circle Framelits one smaller than the other to create a circle frame to hold the leaves for the wreath.  Punch several “leaves” with Holly Berry Builder Punch in all colors listed except Crumb Cake.  Using a Hot Glue Gun, add leaves to circle frame alternating position and colors until the whole circle frame is covered.  Add to card front with dimensionals.
  • Stamp banner and sentiment in Rich Razzleberry on Crumb Cake CS and cut out with Bunch of Banners Framelit.  Add to wreath with dimensionals.
  • Cut two pine cones from Copper Foil with Pretty Pines Thinlits.  Glue together with Glue Dots.
  • Make Linen Bow (video here) and attach to bottom of wreath with Glue Dots.  Add pine cones to top of bow with Glue Dot.
  • Inside there is a 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ layer of Rich Razzleberry with a 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Whisper White CS on top.

Many of you sent comments after yesterdays post to say the Thoughtful Branches Bundle is still available as an online order.  I had tried during class to order this set and was given a message it wasn’t available…but I tried again yesterday and it was!  I just didn’t want to give out information that isn’t true.  Go get it!  It will be a classic you will use over and over.  Here’s the order code #144328, Thoughtful Branches Bundle, $52.  If you want to order from me…I’d be thrilled and very appreciative.

Looking forward to a nice fall weekend that should be relaxing (if my team wins, it will be fantastic!)  Hope your weekend will be memorable for you too.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


I hoard my favorites for special people…

If you want to be HaPpY…get inky!




Pumpkin Spice…

So today’s post using Thoughtful Branches stamp set and thinlets turns the blooms upside down and water colored to make a pumpkin for the fall season…

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Who knew…right?

Here’s a peek inside…


Oh this card was so much fun to work on…of course, fall is my very favorite season.

Here is how I set up to do the water coloring…


I’m starting here because it’s the first thing you need to do so the ink can dry.  I’m working on a craft sheet purchased at Amazon so the surface can just be wiped clean (Arts & Crafts, Ranger 15″ x 18″ Inkssentials Craft Sheet)

  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizazz and Old Olive
  • Aqua Painter
  • Spritzer filled with water
  • Water Color Paper cut with thinlets
  • Spritz paper really damp.  Use Crumb Cake on stem and leaves.  Leave some white space.  Add Pear Pizazz the Old Olive.  Use darker colors towards bottom of leaves and one side of stem.  Start the “pumpkin” with Daffodil Delight, then Pumpkin Pie leaving a bright spot toward the center and making the orange darker on the right side.  Using your fingernail at the end of the marker, flick specks of color from Cajun Craze and Old Olive on the pumpkin and leaves.  Use Gold Wink of Stella all over the pumpkin and leaves.

Here’s what your piece might look like now…


Let this dry…you can heat gun it! (Just sayin!)

Now here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits with all supplies listed…


  • Paper:  Water Color, Thick Whisper White and Sahara Sand Cardstock, plus Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizazz, Old Olive, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso
  • Stamps:  Thoughtful Branches and Layering Love (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Thoughtful Branches Thinlets, Gold Wink of Stella, Aqua Painter, Spritzer


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/2″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″
  • The Sahara Sand layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with adhesive
  • The DSP layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment in top left corner with Basic Black ink.  Stamp “grass” stamp lower left corner for pumpkin to rest on in Early Espresso.  Add to card front with adhesive.
  • Once all the negative pieces have been removed from stem, leaves and pumpkin, trim part of the stem and the leaves so you can place them properly using glue.  I had a piece of watercolor paper left over so I curled it and added to stem.  Use pieces of dimensional or strip adhesive on the bottom and sides to adhere pumpkin letting the center bow up a bit when attaching.  Here’s a close up of the pumpkin…


and how it bows out a bit…


  • Inside I’ve added a strip of the DSP and the sentiment in Basic Black.

Wouldn’t this make a great fall card?  And the water coloring with ink is so easy.  Seriously, there are no mistakes…just different colored pumpkins!

I’m loving focusing on this set and hope you’ll stop back by tomorrow when we flip this stamp over and make something entirely different and for a different season.

Remember, this set is only available until the end of the month or while supplies last.  Thanks to all who ordered yesterday from my site…much appreciated.  Here’s the ordering info for you…Thoughtful Branches Bundle, #144328, $52.  With the popularity of this set and the impending deadline, the sooner you order… the better!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


I would die of a heart attack anyway…

I’m so inky…and HaPpY!



You’re In My Thoughts…

Alright…I’ll be really honest with all of you.  I resisted this stamp set originally because I was disappointed in the way it was presented to demonstrators.

This stamp set will only be available until the end of the month.  Then all these fabulous samples started to appear on Pinterest and Stampin’ Connection and I just couldn’t resist any longer.

So since I’m already behind with this set and its only available for such a short time AND because I’ve fallen head over heels with it, I’m going to feature it all this week and show how it can be used in every season of the year.

Today, though I needed a sympathy card.  It works for that too…


The stamp set is Thoughtful Branches.  Here’s a peek at the inside…


With a little VersaMark and White Embossing Powder you could add “snow” to the branches, but here I’ve added a second tree to shadow the other.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Sahara Sand, Early Espresso and Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Early Espresso
  • Stamps:  Thoughtful Branches and Layering Love (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread Thoughtful Branches coordinating thinlet set


  • The Sahara Sand base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″
  • The Early Espresso layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • The DSP layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″ attached to the Early Espresso layer with adhesive.  Stamp sentiment in Early Espresso.  Cut two trees with thinlet one in Early Espresso and one in Sahara Sand.  Using multipurpose or thin tipped glue, offset trees and glue together.  Add to DSP with glue.
  • Attach several rounds of Linen Thread around the bottom of these two layers, then attach to card front with glue.
  • Make linen thread bow…video instructions here.
  • Inside the Early Espresso layer is 4-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ attached to card with adhesive
  • The Sahara Sand layer is 4-1/4′ x 3-1/4″ attached to Early Espresso layer with adhesive.
  • Stamp sentiment in Early Espresso.
  • Add a 3-1/4″ x 1-1/2″ strip of DSP to left side.
  • Cut two leaves one in Sahara Sand and one in Early Espresso.  Glue together slightly offset and then to top left corner.

Hope you enjoyed this post today and the ones to follow.  Not one looks anything like the other.  They will represent every season and then some.

If interested in ordering, this set can be ordered as a bundle (stamp set and thinlets) the cost is $52.  Order #144328.  With the popularity of this set and the impending deadline, the sooner you order the better.

And, of course, I’d love for you to order from me…just click on the “shop now” star to the right of this post.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…



I’m inky…and HaPpY!



Customer Jar of Thanks…

As a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator showing appreciation to my customers for each order is important to me…so each time they order, I try to think of something to make for them to enjoy.  This month I’m giving each a “Jar of Thanks”…


Awww…isn’t that cute?  Hopefully they will use this on the front of a card or gift, or maybe just set it up on their desk.  Just a small reminder of how much I appreciate their business…



I first saw this idea on Becky Roberts blog “Inking Idaho”.  She makes fantastic projects.  Even though she didn’t give directions, I found these fairly easy (like REALLY easy) to make.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Pear Pizazz Cardstock
  • Ink:  StazOn Black, Flirty Flamingo
  • Stamps:  Jar of Love
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Window Sheet, Lots of Jars Framelits, confetti (I used the hearts border punch plus some Paper Pumpkin confetti left over), but SU! does have a Confetti Punch!


  • Cut jar from Thick Whisper White for back.
  • Stamp jar in Smoky Slate on Thick Whisper White.  Cut inside of jar out with framelit.
  • Stamp handle in Smoky Slate and cut out with Framelit.
  • Stamp jar lid and flower in Flirty Flamingo on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with framelit.
  • Cut small leaf from Pear Pizazz with Framelit.
  • Stamp jar on Window Sheet with StazOn Black ink.  Cut jar from Window Sheet with framelit.  Stamp sentiment “thanks” on jar with StazOn Black ink.  Let dry.
  • Glue stamped window sheet to jar with cut out center with multipurpose glue.
  • Run strip adhesive around the back edges of jar.  Fill center with confetti of your choice, remove safety cover from adhesive strip and add jar cut in first step.
  • Glue lid to top of jar with multipurpose glue.
  • Glue handle with multipurpose glue.
  • Add leaf with glue dot and flower with dimensional.
  • Tie bow on handle with Linen Thread.

This would be a cut card front or scrapbook page feature or with a small easel added to the back it could sit up on a desk.  Oh! I just thought of something cute that can be made with these shaker jars.  Goodness, I’ve got to get back in my studio and make that…stay tuned!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…have a great rest of the weekend and I’ll see you on Monday.



Get yourself inky…Be HaPpY!


Here Comes Santa…

It’s so hard to not make Christmas cards once you have the product…I mean there are great stamp sets here that have not seen ink yet and I’m dying to use.

But seriously, this one has been in my head every since the Holiday catalog was released…


and an inside peek…


Maybe I’m a little old fashion, but I do love this set and the other one Father Christmas.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Real Red and Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Real Red, Pear Pizazz, Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky and Smoky Slate
  • Stamps:  Christmas Magic
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Layered Ovals Framelits, Clear Wink of Stella and Adhesive Strips


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″
  • The Real Red layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with adhesive
  • The top Whisper White layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Stamp pole and sentiment in Basic Black.  Color pole with markers and add Clear Wink of Stella to snow at top and bottom.
  • Cut a scalloped frame with Layered Oval Framelits from Real Red cardstock.  Add to card front with Adhesive Strips.
  • Stamp train on scrap Whisper White in Basic Black and color with markers.  “fussy cut”.  Add inside oval with dimensionals.
  • Inside the Real Red layer is 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ attached with adhesive.
  • The Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment in Basic Black.  Attach with adhesive.

This wouldn’t be a bad card to mass produce if you enjoy coloring as much as I do.  Maybe add some of the enamel dots to the wreaths and emboss with Gently Falling EF.  Just a thought.

Hope you are ready to enjoy your weekend.  Hope your weather is cooling some.  We are in a 12″ deficit to our annual water table here with no rain in sight.  It has been a tough summer to keep plants and pots watered.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


True story…

Hope you are inky and HaPpY!



One More Jar…

It was impossible to receive my Christmas order yesterday and not make just one more jar themed card…


Seriously?  How could I not…here’s a peek inside too…


So hope you don’t mind just one more jar and a Christmas one at that.

To tell you the truth there is so much new product in my studio that hasn’t seen ink yet, where to start is the question.  So many ideas and so little time…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Pear Pizazz and Soft Sky Cardstock
  • Ink:  Pear Pizazz, Real Red, StazOn Black and Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Jar of Cheer and Birthday Banners
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Window Sheet, Linen Thread, Bunch of Banners Framelits, “snow” and Project Life Corner Rounder and Gently Falling Embossing Folder


  • The Thick Whisper White Cardstock is 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored and folded at 5-1/2″.  Round all corners
  • The Pear Pizazz layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″, round corners with corner rounder and attach to card front.
  • The top Soft Sky layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Cut jar upside down centered side to side and slightly toward the bottom.  Run through Big Shot with Gently Falling EF
  • Stamp jar with StazOn Black ink on a piece of window sheet 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″.  Set aside to dry.
  • Stamp jar lid in Pear Pizazz and Basic Black ink and cut out with framelit.  Add several rounds of Linen Thread.  Stamp the tree twice without reinking on a scrap Whisper White piece 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″.  Stamp holly in Basic Black and color with markers then “fussy cut”.  Stamp banner in Pear Pizzaz and sentiment in Basic Black.  Cut out with framelit.
  • Glue window sheet on back side of this layer.   Run adhesive strip around edge of jar on back of this layer.  Fill with “snow”, pull off adhesive paper and add stamped tree layer over strips.  Add oft Sky layer to card front over Pear Pizazz layer.
  • Add jar lid and holly sprig with glue.  Add banner with dimensionals.
  • Make Linen Thread bow (see video here).  Add to card front with glue dots.
  • Inside there is a Soft Sky layer 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ and a Whisper White layer 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Round all corners.  Stamp sentiment in Basic Black centered top.  Stamp tree twice with Pear Pizazz in lower right corner.

If you plan to make a similar card and purchase your snow, I’d say these little Styrofoam balls look good and move around nicely, but boy of boy do they ever run everywhere in your studio space!

This card would not be hard to produce and does mail flat, so I’d like to make more of this design I think.

Thanks so much for stopping by today…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


This has happened…

Hope your are inky and HaPpY!


Summer’s Flowers…

Just for the record…this stamp set (Jar of Love) is awesome.  Here’s a post with some summer flowers for you…


and an inside peek…


I just can’t stop using this set.  And, today my Christmas order will be delivered and there’s a Christmas jar stamp set!  I’m so excited…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Crumb Cake, Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizazz and Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Pear Pizazz, Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, White Craft Ink and Baked Brown Sugar
  • Stamps:  Jar of Love and Painter’s Palatte
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Lace Trim, Everyday Jars Framelits


  • Crumb Cake base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″
  • The Watermelon Wonder layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with adhesive.
  • The Crumb Cake top layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Stamp jars in Smoky Slate.  I used the medium and small jars.  Stamp water in each with Pool Party.  Add Linen Thread bow stamp to small jar with Baked Brown Sugar.  Add burlap band to medium jar in Baked Brown Sugar stamped off once.  Stamp “hello” in Watermelon Wonder over burlap band.  Stamp burlap on post it note and cut out for a mask.  Place mask over band and stamp just the lower portion of the leaves stem three times.  Remove mask.  On the small jar you can stamp over the bow.  Cut out with framelit.
  • Stamp the “swish” from Painter’s Palette twice at the bottom in Baked Brown Sugar for your jars to sit on.
  • Note where you want to place medium jar and stamp several of the smaller leave branch in Craft White Ink to create a background for your flowers in that jar.  Let dry.
  • On a scrap of Whisper White stamp several flowers in Pool Party/Coastal Cabana and Flirty Flamingo/Watermelon Wonder plus several leaf stems in Pear Pizazz.  Cut out with framelits.  Cut four of the small leaves from Pear Pizazz Cardstock.
  •   The medium jar was glued in place and the smaller jar is on dimensionals.  Cut most of the stems off and use multipurpose glue to add leaves to each jar.  You should already have stems in your jar.  Now place your flowers where you like them…some with glue and others with dimensionals.  Add two of these glued together on the small jar and inside on that small jar.
  • Add a piece of lace trim at bottom and attach on back of layer.  Add this layer to card front with glue.
  • The inside layers are 4-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ Watermelon Wonder and 4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ Whisper White.  Stamp small jar like on front.  The flower was “fussy cut” as there is no framelit for it.  Don’t forget your “swish” for the jar to sit on.

Hope you will give this card a try and add your own touches and that you will love it.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


You won’t regret it…

Are you HaPpY?  Get inky!



Fruit Stand Birthday…

This Designer Series Paper didn’t appeal to be right away.  It’s so hard to evaluate DSP by looking in the catalog, but several projects on Pinterest caught me eye so next thing I know Mr. Brown brings me a package of Fruit Stand DSP…

Several projects have come from that package each one better than the next.  Today’s post is a favorite…


See?  Was I right?  It’s just cute, perky and HaPpY…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper, Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Basic Black and Flirty Flamingo
  • Stamps:  Fresh Fruit
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Blushing Bride Seam Binding, Linen Thread, Circle Framelit, Project Life Corner Rounder, Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″.  Round all corners with Project Life Corner Rounder.
  • The top Whisper White layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.  Round all corners.  Run through Big Shot with Large Polka Dot EF.  Attach to card front with adhesive…I used multipurpose glue.
  • The first DSP layer is 5-1/4″ x 2-1/4″.  Round all corners and attach to card front top with adhesive.
  • The half circle was made with the second largest circle in the framelit set and attached to card front with adhesive.
  • The sentiment layer is 1-5/8″ x 3-1/4″, round bottom corners.  Stamp sentiment and run through Big Shot with Large Polka Dot EF.  Attach to card front with adhesive.
  • Cut a 6″ piece of seam binding, fold so ends are not even and glue to card front where you want your bow.  Place a dimensional where your bow will be placed and loop several times with Linen Thread then attach to dimensional.  Loop seam binding several times making each loop a little larger til you have three loops each side.  Pinch and tie in center with Linen Thread and add over dimensional with glue dots.  Trim ends if you have to…I like mine kind of wild and uneven.
  • Inside there is a 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White layer with just the bottom third embossed.  Add to card with adhesive.  Cut two strips of DSP and add to left side with adhesive.
  • You could also use the DSP to the envelope flap or make a liner for the envelope.

I admit this card just make me HaPpY!

Hope you are having a wonderful day and you found something here to inspire you in your creations…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Get yourself inky…Be HaPpY!



Shaker Jar of Love…

First full day in the studio since last week’s beach vacation with “the Littles” and it feels amazing!

We had such a good time and I will always cherish our memories, but it also feels good to be home with the puppies and into my creative routine…which I REALLY missed!

Today I held a class with some of my sweet stamping peep friends.  It was so good to see them and share new products and ideas and talk about the upcoming Holiday catalog too.  They are just as excited as I am!

Today’s post is a card we made in class today…and I think it was a hit…


and a peek inside…


For some this was their first shaker card.  I realize there are lots of pieces to this card for a class, but it seemed to work out fine.  The jars are so much fun to decorate.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Watermelon Wonder Cardstock
  • Ink:  StazOn Black (for window sheet stamping), Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Daffodil Delight
  • Stamps:  Jar of Love and Birthday Banner
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Window Sheet, Strip Adhesive, Everyday Jars Framelits, Shaker pieces (I made some with the hearts border punch and left overs from a Paper Pumpkin)


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
  • The Watermelon Wonder layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.
  • The top Whisper White layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Glue Watermelon Wonder and Whisper White layer together.  Cut out jar shape with Everyday Jars Framelit (middle jar).
  • Stamp jar in Black StazOn ink on 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ Window Sheet.  Stamp “love” in center of jar.  Glue window sheet to back of jar opening with multipurpose glue.  Run a strip of adhesive around jar shape.  Fill center with shaker pieces, remove strip backing and add a piece of Whisper White 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ over the back of the jar.  Add pieces of adhesive strip to the back of this layer and add to card front.
  • On a piece of scrap Whisper White stamp the jar lid in Flirty Flamingo, the handle in Smoky Slate, the ribbon in Daffodil Delight, a set of flowers in Peekaboo Peach with black centers and another set in Flirty Flamingo.  Stamp small banner in Flirty Flamingo with the sentiment in Basic Black.  Cut all of these pieces with framelits and decorate your card front jar.
  • Inside there is a layer of Flirty Flamingo 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ with a piece of Whisper White 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ glued together and inside the card.  One of the flowers was added with dimensional to lower right corner.

There are several ways to make shaker cards and this I think is one of the easiest to do.  Everyone’s card turned out perfectly.

Our annual beach week has past but not the memories.  Such a good time.  Here’s one photo of “the Littles” with their friends Charlie and Joey they met last year…



Cute, right?

Here is your “B-ism” for today…


Then we will all be HaPpY and crazy!



Holiday Jars of Love…

Now I know there are people all over this country who use Mason jars for canning.  But here in the South we use them for everything…iced tea and lemonade, flower vases, trinket holders, organizing…well, you get the picture.

So when I first saw the Jars of Love stamp set WITH the matching framelits, they couldn’t get here fast enough.

So yesterday I used this set for the “Best Fishes” card which I adore.  Today let’s do a little holiday cheer in a jar…


I know there are a lot of jars there, but I couldn’t stop.  Here’s a peek at the inside…


awww…isn’t that little jar just the cutest?

This would be a little time consuming to make in multiples, but a few for special friends might be in order.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Real Red  and Smoky Slate Cardstock
  • Ink:  Smoky Slate, Real Red, Peekaboo Peach, Basic Black and Emerald Envy
  • Stamps:  Jars of Love, Embellished Christmas (sentiments and holly), Birthday Banners (candles)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Everyday Jars Framelits, Gold Wink of Stella and Holly Embossing Folder


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″
  • The Real Red layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with multipurpose glue
  • The Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment in Basic Black.  Emboss with Holly EF.  Attach to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp in Smoky Slate on scrap Whisper White one big, one medium and two small jars.  Stamp on scrap Smoky Slate four jar lids.  Stamp bow in Real Red on Real Red cardstock four times.  Cut all out with framelits.
  • Stamp four candles on Whisper White in Real Red and Peekaboo Peach flames.  “Fussy cut”
  • Stamp Holly sprig twice on Whisper White and “fussy cut” making four small sprigs.
  • Stamp “ribbon” in Real Red on each jar at the top.
  • Glue on lids and add bow with sprig to each jar.  Trim candle to fit jar and glue in place.
  • Add the big jar first with multipurpose glue to card front then the medium jar with dimensionals and the small jar with the adhesive strip.
  • Inside the Real Red layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ and the Whisper White layer is 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″.  Glue together and inside card.  Stamp sentiment in Basic Black and add small jar.

After looking at the new Holiday Catalog this afternoon…I might have been on the right track with this card…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


not a good idea at all…

But if you are inky…well, you’ll be HaPpY!