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Sunflowers for you…

Do you “do” Paper Pumpkin?  I hope you say yes, because this month’s kit was a major hit.  If you don’t get Paper Pumpkin, you can sign up now and get two months for the price of one… if you sign up before October 10th! Add the code “BOGO” when placing your order.  Sign up by clicking on the Paper Pumpkin logo to the right.  You can cancel at any time.

I plan to show you this week how I’ve used my September kit, but today’s post is a sweet notecard using that little sunflower included with other stamps in the kit…


There’s just something about this little sunflower!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits on this thank you note…


  • Paper:  3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White notecard, Crushed Curry, Whisper White and Soft Suede Cardstock
  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Pear Pizazz and Pool Party
  • Stamps:  Paper Pumpkin September, Designer Tin of Cards (sentiment) Birthday Banners (banner) Touches of Texture (background)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Bunch of Banners Framelits


  • The Crushed Curry layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ attached to 3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Notecard front with SNAIL.
  • The Soft Suede layer is 3-1/8″ x 4-5/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The Whisper White layer is 3″ x 4-1/2″.  On a post it note stamp sunflower and fussy cut.  Stamp flower petals first in Daffodil Delight and again in Crushed Curry rotating the petals.  Stamp center in Soft Suede.  Cover with post it note mask.  Stamp background over flower in Pool Party.  Remove mask and stamp stem in Pear Pizazz.  I colored in leaves with marker too.
  • On scrap Whisper White stamp “grateful” in Pear Pizazz and tag stitching.  Stamp “for you” in Soft Suede and add tag stitching.  Cut but with banner framelit.  Overlap the end of one tag over the  other and secure with glue dot.  Add to stem with glue dot.
  • Make bow from Linen Thread (video here) and attach to card front with glue dot.
  • Inside this card I stamped one sunflower in the lower right corner and also on the lower left corner of the envelope.

I’m posting a little earlier today to watch my favorite college team play this afternoon.  Hope you are planning a nice relaxing fall weekend wherever you are too…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


truly blessed.

Being inky makes me…HaPpY


Can You Case It #74 – Summer…

This week the challenge at Can You Case It is to create a card that showcases your summer.

That was a shoo-in for me…when I think of summer, I think sunflowers.

Here’s my summer card…


That just says it all for me.  This flower is a retired SU! background stamp and I used the no-line water coloring method where you stamp in a light color on water color paper (I used Daffodil Delight) so that once you have painted your image the stamped lines disappear.

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


  • Paper:  Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight and Memento Black (sentiment)
  • Stamps:  You’ve Got This (sentiment) and Sunflower (retired)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Water colors and round paint brush, Project Life Journaling Pen

Digits ‘N Directions

  • The Whisper White base card is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • The Basic Black layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ attached with adhesive.
  • The water color paper is 140#, cold press 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Stamp image with Daffodil delight and water color image and background.
  • Use journaling pen to outline image and add details important to you.
  • Stamp sentiment with Memento Black ink
  • Dry paper with heat gun to straighten.
  • Use fun foam on the back of water color paper attached with Tomboy Glue.
  • Attach these two layers to card front with Tomboy Glue.
  • Don’t forget to sign you image.  I always try to hide my signature…can you find it?

Hope you feel inspired to give this technique a try with your favorite stamp.  I just happen to love sunflowers and summer!

Come on over to Can You Case It at and play along this week.  You have until Friday, June 19th to post your art.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Let’s get those fingers inky…and Be HaPpY!