Blossoming Basket

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Here's a card we made at our March Stamp Club!  I used the Blossoming Basket Bundle -- one of the items you can get FREE with a purchase!


Crumb Cake and Pink is one of my all-time favorite color combinations!  Just so soft and pretty!  And that Basket Weave embossing folder -- WOW!  (just fyi, it will be available in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog!!)

Here are all the fun toys I used on this card:

Oops! A day late!!

Freshly Made Sketches is one of my favorite challenge sites!  They have great sketches and the design team is amazing!  So, I worked on playing along with their current sketch this weekend.  I had the card made, but didn't get a chance to take pictures until yesterday -- and when I went to post, I realized the challenge had ended! haha!  Oh well -- here's a cute card anyway:


Isn't that panda cute!!  And, yes, I did "fussy-cut" the panda!  It wasn't too bad, although I did make several of these!  Do you have a birthday coming up?  Leave me a comment--I'll send you one!

Here are all the fun toys I used on this card:

Some Sketch Fun!

It's been awhile since I played along with any challenges!  I saw this sketch on Fab Friday, and decided to give it a go!


I came up with a super simple card, but I love it!  I really like the glimmer paper words!


Both the thinlits and designer paper are Sale-a-bration items -- which means you can choose them for FREE with a minimum purchase!  Sale-a-bration ends on March 31st, so don't delay!  :-)

Party Panda, again!

These little pandas are so cute!!  I just got them in my last order -- need to play some more -- come back tomorrow for more fun!



  • Pink Pirouette: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4”; 3” x 3” square
  • Basic Black: 3-1/2” x 4-3/4”
  • Whisper White: 3-1/4” x 4-1/2”


  1. Fold the Pink Pirouette cardstock in half. Using the confetti stamp from the Party Pandas set, stamp randomly around the edge of the front of the card using Pink Pirouette ink.  Clean stamp and repeat using Flirty Flamingo ink.   Set aside.
  2. Stamp the sentiment using Black ink; punch out using the 2” Circle punch; set aside.
  3. Stamp the Panda using the Black ink.
  4. Tear the typing paper into strips to create your own cloud stencil. Using a sponge, lightly sponge clouds using the Soft Sky ink – be sure to avoid sponging over the Panda.
  5. Adhere the Circle from Step #2 above the panda (covering the stamped balloon); trim corners where it extends beyond the white mat.
  6. Layer Whisper White mat onto the Black mat and adhere to base card using Dimensionals.
  7. Tie an approximately 10” of Flirty Flamingo ribbon into a bow and adhere to bottom of circle using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Party Pandas, Hang in Therre!



  • Whisper White (base): 5 ½” x 8 ½”, folded in half, 4” x 5 ¼”, scrap
  • Ribbon: 9”


  1. Stamp the “line” image from the Color Me Happy stamp set using Basic Black ink on the left side of the Whisper White 4” x 5 ¼” layer. Stamp the line image again, this time, connecting the first line as shown. Let dry.
  2. Stamp the round lantern from the Color Me Happy stamp set using Basic Black ink on the far-left side of the line. Stamp this same image again in the center where the line intersects. Let dry.  Color in these lanterns using the Real Red marker.
  3. Stamp the rectangle lantern from the Color Me Happy stamp set using Basic Black ink on the right side of the round lanterns as shown. Let dry. Color in these lanterns using the Crushed Curry marker.
  4. Stamp the panda/party hat image using Basic Black ink on white scrap cardstock. Let dry. Cut out the image, eliminating the hat, using your scissors.  Adhere the panda to the line as shown using Dimensionals.
  5. Make a bow using the Real Red Ribbon. Adhere to the top of the panda’s head using a Mini Glue Dot.
  6. Stamp the greeting “Hang in there” from the Here For You stamp set towards the upper right corner of the white 4” x 5 ¼” cardstock using the Basic Black ink as shown. Let dry.