• Category Archives Get Well
  • Sending Vitamin Sea

    Being sick in the summer is no fun but here’s a little get well card sure to make them feel better. Some cute little sea creatures in bright colors swimming in a sea of marbled paper against the cool aqua background is so soothing.

    A big congrats to Sue, the newest Featured Stamper (FS907). She has a big beautiful gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the sea creature theme & layout but I used different images, dies, colors & made mine a get well card.

    After coloring & die cutting the little creatures, I die cut a piece of pale green marbled paper twice w/ a set of stacked arches. I used the larger one first, then used a size 2 down to cut out the smallest arch. The size in between the two was used to cut the teal arch. The large pale aqua background was cut w/ a large cover die w/ square holes. After cutting it, I positioned the die (on one side only) 1 square in toward the center & cut that one side only. I did this again for the bottom. I wanted some of the teal showing around the outside & this was my solution to making the die a little smaller. The greeting was stamped before I put all the layers together & added the images.

    Here are the Copics I used: (that’s a BV02 in the lower left, in case you can’t see it, & the Y04 & Y17 were used on a fish I ended up not using).

    so much for stopping by!


    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: Swim Party set, Vitamin Sea set 
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, pale aqua, teal, Brass & Bliss: Marbled Perfection
    Ink: Versaclair nocturne
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Swim Party set, Vitamins Sea set, Rectangles w/ Square Holes, STacked Arches dies,   MISTI, Copic Markers, rhinestones

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  • Feeling Mushy

    A fun card with a mushroom & frog friend in front of a cute gnome cottage, Use for a birthday, just a note or feel better occasion. Easy to make & choose your own colors to switch it up. 

    A big congrats to Laura, the newest Featured Stamper (FS875)! She has a wonderful gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I liked the layout, so I kept that, but I used different images, different colors & different dies.

    After coloring & cutting out my little mushroom & frog friends, I colored the gnome cottage & did a little out of the box on the elements on top of the gnome cottage, then inserted a rust colored oval frame on top. The greeting was stamped along w/ some extra toadstools along the bottom. The mushroom & frog were popped up a bit on top.

    Here are the Copics I used for the Mushroom/Frog:

    The cottage was colored separately & here are the Copics I used for it:

    so much for stopping  by! 




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps:  Gnome Cottages, Feeling Mushy set
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, X-Press It, moss green, rust
    Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, cottage ivy (for row of toadstools at bottom)
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch, Stitched Ovals, Feeling Mushy set dies, Crossover II, Misti, Copic Markers

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  • Floral Smile

    A flowery, all occasion card for a friend or relative featuring beautiful dies & paper w/ a short tutorial showing how I did the partial die cut edge. 

    A big congrats to Diane, the newest Featured Stamper (FS856)! She has a really lovely gallery & after much browsing, I chose THIS card to case. I loved the fancy lower edge & layout, so I kept those, but I used different dies, colors & papers.

    For my card, I did something I don’t usually do..I picked the floral paper first & die cut it. I wanted to make sure it would stand out enough behind the top panel. Then I cut a smaller white panel & used an oval die to do a partial die cut edge.
    Here’s how I did that:

    I placed the large stitched oval where I wanted the edge to be (shown above).

    Then I placed the top plate over just the area I wanted to cut. (I’m using the Big Shot here so you can see it, above). The machine will only cut what the top plate covers.

    All cut & turned out perfectly! Now I have the curved edge I wanted.

    I then die cut the fancy oval & the envelope of flowers out of white & trimmed off what I wasn’t going to use. I placed the section of the fancy oval under the curved edge & the flowers/leave of the flower envelope I trimmed to fit on top. I cut some pieces of 2 different dusty pinks to place behind the 2 big flowers & 2 small buds. The greeting was stamped in black & heat embossed. I didn’t have the right color of gems, so I used a Copic marker (RV34) to color the clear stones. The greeting circles were popped up just a bit.

    so much for stopping by!


    Stamps:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Petunia Blooms set (greeting)
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, lt pink, dusty pink, Rubbernecker Stamps: Welcome Spring paper pad
    Ink: Versaclair nocturne
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps :  Nested Stitched Rectangles, Letter Full of Flowers,  Petunia Blooms, Decorative Floral Circle, Stitched Circles, Stitched Ovals dies ,  Crossover II, embossing powder ,rhinestones

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