North Country Christmas Card With Merry Moose

This card reminds me of pure Country Christmas...snow falling, moose and other wildlife leaving tracks through the dense woods.  What about hot cocoa and a crackling fireplace?  Well anyway, back to rain here in the northeast and dreaming lol!

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Here's what you need:

PAPER: Shaded Spruce 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4" for card base; 5 1/4 x 4" Very Vanilla for inside; 5 x 3 1/2" Very Vanilla for front; scrap piece of Very Vanilla for sentiment on front; 3 x 3 Soft Suede for moose; Wrapped in Plaid DSP - 5 x 4 1/4".

INK:: Shaded Spruce for trees, Soft Suede for Moose, Crumb Cake for Birch background pattern, Real Red for sentiment.

STAMPS:  Merry Moose bundle, Birch stamp.

TOOLS: Paper Trimmer, Moose punch, Stitched Nested Dies (largest), dimensionals, mini glue dots, liquid glue.

EMBELLISHMENTS: Linen thread, Holiday Rhinestones.


Stamp moose and punch out with Moose punch.  Stamp Birch pattern on Very Vanilla piece and die cut with largest Stitched Nested Framelit. Stamp trees with Shaded Spruce.. Stamp sentiment with Real Red and punch out with Classic Label punch. 

Adhere DSP to cardstock base.  Adhere Stitched Nested Label to front of card. Adhere moose with dimenstionals.  Add sentiment with dimensionals.  Add red rhinestones to large tree.  Add linen thread with mini glue dots.  Stamp inside piece and adhere to inside.


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Pretty Sympathy Card

I LOVE the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper.  It has a country style beauty with various pressed flowers.  The front of this card is simply a piece of that DSP.  Isn't it lovely?  This card is very easy to make.  I've used the Flourishing Phrases stamp set for the sympathy sentiment.  The Old Olive twine is from the Magnolia Lane ribbon combo pack.

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PAPER: Very Vanilla cardstock base - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4"; 5 x 3 3/4 for inside of card; Merry Merlot 5 1/4 x 4 for mat piece on front and mat piece inside, Pressed Petals DSP, 5 x 3 3/4 for front, scrap piece of Very Vanilla for sentiment.

STAMP SET: Flourishing Phrases

INK: Merry Merlot

EMBELLISHMENTS: Old Olive twine.

TOOLS: Paper cutter, Pretty Label Punch, multipurpose glue, mini glue dots (to hold bow), dimensionals (for label).


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Beautiful Friendship Fall Birthday Card

The Beautiful Friendship stamp set is one of my very favorites! I used it to make a birthday card with fall colors. I also used one of the Heirloom Frames embossing folders:


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It is so sweet and feminine!

Here is the card recipe:


CARDSTOCK - Pretty Peacock for card base, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4".  5 1/4 x 4" Terracotta Tile for mat on the front. 5 x 3" Very Vanilla cardstock for embossing and stamping on the front.

STAMP SETS - Beautiful Friendship, Wonderful Moments (sentiment).

INK - Pretty Peacock, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz

TOOLS - Heirloom Frames embossing folder, multipurpose liquid glue or snail adhesive, Paper Trimmer, 

EMBELLISHMENTS - Pretty Peacock Scallop Linen Ribbon, Gingham Gala Sequins


Emboss Very Vanilla Piece with oval Heirloom Frame embossing folder.  Stamp flowers and leaves.  Stamp sentiment.

Wrap linen ribbon around the Terracotta Tile piece and adhere. Adhere T Tile piece to card base.  Adhere Very Vanilla piece on top. Add sequins and enjoy!! 

Click on any of the supply pictures below to order from my online store!  Use the November host code with a 50.00 order (before tax and shipping charges) and I will send you the beautiful crumb cake ribbon and Cajun Craze twine for free!



Two New Products You're Going to Love Available Today!!

The new  Stampin' Up Trimmer is available today!  It still has the cutting blade and scoring blade.  This is a tool I use all the time!  Love it!

New trimmer

Also available today is the Christmas Rose stamp set and suite of coordinating products.  It is just beautiful!

Christmastime is here suite


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Easy Gift Card Holder With Feathered Friends

It's that time of year for giving gift cards.  This is a fun one to make!

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And here is the inside:

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Here's what you need:


11 x 4 1/4" Whisper White card stock for card base scored at 5 1/2" and 2 3/4".  

Paper layers for front and gift card panel:  Let it Snow DSP 2 1/2 x 4 (need 2), Pool Party card stock 3 3/4 x 2 1/4" (need two), Whisper White card stock 3 1/2 x 2" (need two).

Pool Party for inside sentiment: 4 x 2 1/2"

Scrap DSP for top of front sentiment panel.


Black Memento, Snowfall Accent Puff Paint


Birds of a Feather, Perfectly Plaid


2" punch, Stampin' Trimmer, multi-purpose glue, Pine Tree Punch, Real Red marker for hat and Daffodil Delight marker for star, Heat Tool


White Baker's Twine, Holiday Rhinestones


Score 11 x 4 1/4" card base at 5" and 2 3/4"  Fold on score marks.  Fold back on the 2 3/4" mark to form pocket for gift card.  Before adhering, stamp on Whisper White layer piece, punch tree and adhere, and add rhinestone and Baker's Twine bow.   Layer panel pieces and adhere to panel. (DSP, Pool Party, Whisper White).  Using 2" punch, punch top edge to make it easier to pull out gift card.  Using Tear Tape, make pocket.

Stamp bird on front Whisper White panel piece, color hat and star. Shake Snowfall Accents Puff Paint well and add to hat.  Heat with Heat Tool to set. Add rhinestones. Layer pieces for front panel and adhere to front.

Adhere 5 1/4 x 4" DSP to inside.  Stamp on Pool Party sentiment piece for inside and adhere.


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