Nature's Harvest Stepped-Up Card

Here's another example of my "Plain-Jane (basic) card to fancy (stepped-up) card.

Two die-cut images, and embossed panel with a shaded area.  A simple card, but still pretty.

Nature's Harvest_Basic

Here's the same basic layout, but with with a splash more color and embellishments.

Nature's Harvest_Step Up

The above card has a panel of Shimmery White cardstock with blended colors of Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze inks.  The Blending Brushes make it a snap to create an Ombre color effect.

You can purchase all the products used to make this card in my online store.

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Christmas Ornament Slimline Card

I used the ornament stamp and die from the Whimsical Trees Bundle to create this slimline Christmas card.  The ornaments were onto Shimmery White cardstock with Staz-On ink.  I used watercolor pencils to add color and then blended with a Blender Pen.  The Christmas Tree dies has a ornament die cut, so I stamped this on a scrap of Shimmery White cardstock and popped it up with mini dimensionals.  The greeting is from the Christmas to Remember stamp set.

Slimline Season's Greetings

Here's a list of the products used to make this slimline card.  Just click on a picture to purchase from my Stampin' Up! online store.

Product List


Fall/Thanksgiving Step-it Up Card

I recently offered a Fall Step-it Up Class.  The class offered a "Plain-Jane" (basic) card layout and then a "stepped-up" card version.  This was a new class concept for me and everyone loved it!

In preparing for this class, the stepped-up cards weren't an issue for me.  It was the "Plain-Jane's" that I was struggling to create.  Yes, we all love the over-the-top, super fancy cards, but at times fail to see the beauty in the basics - the "Plain-Jane's".  Do you find yourself in the same spot?  I know I do!  

This Thanksgiving Card is pretty simple.  It has stamping, die-cutting and an embossed layer.  A Blender Pen was used to blend the ink after stamping.

Thanksgiving Wishes_Basic

This is the stepped-up version.  I added Designer Series Paper that was colored with Calypso Coral Blends and added Very Vanilla Baker's Twine and a Champaign Rhinestone Basic Jewel

Thanksgiving Wishes_Step Up

Product List of supplies used to make these cards.  You can order Stampin' Up! on my online store.  Just click on a photo below to order.

Please leave a comment on which card you like best?


The Biggest Stamp Sale of the Year - October 20th Only


Can’t stop staring at a certain stamp set (or two, or three)?  Stock up on stamp sets at a stellar price! For one day only, you can snag select cling stamp sets at a 15% discount. This short and stamp-tacular sale only happens once a year, so get in gear—it’s time to shop ’til you drop!
  • This sale is for one day only - Wednesday, October 20th
  • Click HERE for a listing of every stamp set on sale
  • Shop the "Stamp Sale" category in my online store  on October 20th, or contact me to place your order


Sparkle of the Season Halloween

I used the Sparkle of the Season for this festive Halloween card.  

Happy Halloween

My Basic White panel is layered onto a piece of Basic Black and attached to a Mango Melody card base.  I made this card during Sale-a-Bration, so the wreath was cut out using the Be Dazzling paper. I just love the little broom die cut.  The greeting was popped out using the Frightful Tags dies.

Happy Halloween_1

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Have great day!