Happy Thanksgiving!!

On this day we’ve set aside for thankfulness, I want tell you that I’m thankful for friends, family, and all of you!

Today, my stamping studio is serving another purpose.  It’s where our family will gather for Thanksgiving dinner.  It certainly looks a lot different than it’s normal state of chaos!


Wishing you all safe travels and a very Happy Thanksgiving!!

Until next time……..stay inky, my friends!

November D’s Stamping Team USA Blog Hop Christmas


Our blog hop this month is Christmas cards, and I have a pretty, yet simple card for you using the Flurry of Wishes stamp set.  This is one of the cards from my Christmas Card Classes this week.

I normally have a monthly class called Cards and More, where we make nine cards (three each of three designs), plus a bonus project.  Because everyone needs Christmas cards, I’m doing things a little differently this month.  I’m having two classes each day, one in the morning, and one in the afternoon, with different projects.  Many of my customers are bringing a lunch and coming to spend the day!  They’ll go home with 18 Christmas cards and two bonus projects!

This is one of the nine cards.

Flurry of Wishes3

Here’s the fixin’s:

I used the Flurry of Wishes Stamp Set Bundle.  The card base is Whisper White Thick cardstock (5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ folded in half).

The panel is Soft Sky (4″ x 5 1/4″).  I used the 2 1/2″ circle punch to punch a circle in the lower right corner, about an inch from the bottom, and slightly off the right edge.  The greeting is stamped in Lost Lagoon in the bottom left corner.  The panel is then embossed with the Softly Falling TIEF with the heavier concentration of “snow” at the top.  The narrowest part of the panel is wrapped with 1/8″ silver ribbon and tied in a knot.

I then laid the Soft Sky panel onto the base card (for placement) and stamped the second largest snowflake directly onto the card base, inside the punched circle.  I adhered the Soft Sky panel to the card base with Dimensionals.  I stamped the second smallest snowflake in Lost Lagoon, and the smallest snowflake in Soft Sky on a scrap of Whisper White CS, and punched them both out with the coordinating punch, layering them with Dimensionals onto the snowflake in the circle on the card base.

I added a rhinestone to the center of the stacked snowflakes, dotted the card with the 2-way glue pen, and added Dazzling Diamonds for a finishing touch!

If you’re in the Fort Knox/Elizabethtown area of Fort Knox, I’d love to have you in one of my classes.  If you need any of the products used to create this project, and don’t have a demonstrator, please click on the shopping basket to get to my Stampin’ Up! website!  If you do place an online order, please don’t click the No Contact box.  If you do, I won’t be able to thank you for your order!

Until next time……….stay inky, my friends!




Nutty Treat Box

I hope you’re all enjoying the lovely fall weather.  I like this so much better than the hot summer.  But, I do miss all the fresh vegetables from the Farmer’s Market.

Today’s project is a fall treat box.  This is another project from this month’s Stamp Club.

nutty box

Here are the fixin’s:

The box is made using Soft Suede CS and the new Square Pillowbox die from the Holiday Catalog.  Cut two pieces with the die (two are required to make the box, but you can get both from a half shet of CS), run one through the Big Shot using the Woodland embossing folder.

Using soft suede ink, add a few leaves from the Among the Branches stamp set (which can be purchased as a bundle with the pillowbox die, saving 15%).  Use tear and tape to assemble the box.  Wrap linen thread twice around the box and tie with a bow.

Punch a 2″ circle from Very Vanilla CS and stamp with Soft Suede ink and the speckled stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge set.

Using the Acorny Thank You bundle, punch an acorn from corrugated paper.  Stamp the acorn top in Cajun Craze, punch, and adhere to the acorn.  Use a dimensional to attach the acorn to the Very Vanilla circle.

Cut a small strip of Very Vanilla, stamp the Grateful for You in Cajun Craze, cut one end in a banner, and adhere on the circle under the acorn.  Use a dimensional to adhere the circle to the box.  I tucked it up under the bow.

I hope you enjoy this project.  If you need any of the supplies to make this project, please visit my Stampin’ Up! store by clicking on the shopping basket in the top right corner.  If you don’t have one, I’d love to be your demonstrator.  And, if you’re in the Fort Knox/Elizabethtown, KY area, I’d love to meet you.

Until next time……..stay inky, my friends!