I made a lily card today in honor of the Featured Stamper at Splitcoast Stampers. Since everything used is over a year old, it makes the perfect card for the Retro Rubber Challenge.

The stamp set used is Thank You Floral by Gina K Designs from 2018. I colored it with So Saffron SU Blends (alcohol markers) which matched the embossed panel. I used the SU Ornate Floral Embossing Folder from 2020. I love the small flower print and use it quite a bit. The other markers used are Spectrum Noir Citrus Green colors and one of the brown ones.

This will be entered in the Retro Rubber Challenge:

I like this lily. I left a sentiment off so it can be used for anything. Thanks for stopping by!

May Basket

My card is featuring a basket and the basket weave texture.

The basket set is called Blossoming Basket, released in 2018 by Stampin Up. It was released with the embossing folder, Basket Weave, which is the texture in this card. The greeting is from Go-To Greetings, released in 2022, also Stampin Up.

I colored everything with alcohol markers. I used a Spellbinder Circle die to mount my basket on. I popped up the center flower for a bit of interest. I used SU and Gina K Designs paper for this card. The gems are Taylored Expressions.

This will be entered in the Retro Rubber Challenge Anything Goes:

This will be posted to the Challenge Your Stash May challenge tomorrow, May 28, at Splitcoast Stampers. The challenge was to add a basket or weaving to your project. I chose both.

Enjoy the Memorial Day weekend. I am thankful for all who have served our country and for those who have lost their life for our country.

Eclectic Bird

The Most Recent Addition to my Stash is Stampin’ Up Eclectic Garden.

This set is a 2-step stamp set, so I can stamp the outline image in black ink and stamp color with other stamps in the set. I saw this on Pinterest so I used her layout and directions. It is helping me really learn the set. The bird is stamped in Bermuda Bay and the leaves in Pear Pizazz. I used Gina K Designs Black Onyx for the bird stamp and the greeting. The black gems are Nuvo drops; they are also new. The white paper is SU and the Black and card base are My Favorite Things cardstock.

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I purchased this set when the SU Annual Catalog was retiring and many items were discounted. The price was very reduced and I really liked the bird, so I purchased it. The other images are a radish, a beet, and an artichoke. There are other greetings as well. I think I will enjoy using this set.

I am adding this card to the Triple B: May Challenge

Love the bird in the mood board. Thanks for coming by and looking at my card.

Strawberry Best

I saw the challenge at Double D today and got inspired immediately. I found I have 3 sets with strawberries but for this card, I didn’t use any of them.

These strawberries were fussy cut from patterned paper. This paper is a few years old from Sale-a-Bration. It was given as a duo when you spent $100. Well, I did not spend that much money. I purchased the paper and stamp set after the event was over. There are strawberries, leaves, and flowers all over one side of this piece of paper. The back side was used for the top of the card. I saw a video where she had this layout but stamped her strawberries. She mentioned that the punch, which I do not own, would cut out those strawberries. That made me really take a look a the paper and realize I could fussy cut the berries and use them.

The greeting is from Berry Blessing set which goes with the patterned paper. This set is all about blueberries and raspberries. The greeting works great for a strawberry though. It is stamped in Poppy Parade ink which matches the cardstock.

This will be entered in the Double D Challenge:

Maybe I will be back soon with another berry card. It was fun to use items that I haven’t used in quite a while.

Art Gallery Birthday

I received a new stamp set recently, so I have been creating birthday cards in several colors.

This is the Ricocco Rose version. I found this layout on Pinterest and it look me to Frenchie Stamps. I loved her layout, so I used her design and created similar versions.

My card fits in two rows. It fits the right down row: embossing, patterned paper, and birthday. It also fits the top across row: bright colors, layers, embossing.

As I said, I used Ricocco Rose ink, vellum, SU patterned paper in the Ricocco Rose color, and the embossing is both heat and dry. The dry embossing uses a folder called Old World Paper. The Happy Birthday is heat embossed on Ricocco Rose cardstock in white.

May has many birthdays that I need to send cards for. I made the same card in Mango Melody, Lost Lagoon, and Seaside Spray. They will be sent very soon. This will be posted here:


I needed to make a card for the monthly challenge I participate in at Splitcoast Stampers and the theme was balloons. I found the Seize the Birthday challenge is also balloons.

I used StampinUp Happy Die for most of this card. I has the large word Happy, the balloons, strings, bows, and stars all to be die cut. I used glimmer paper in the colors Gorgeous Grape and Poppy Parade. The birthday came from a set called Go To Greetings and I die cut it with a die that resembles a label.

The inside has another balloon cut from the glimmer paper. The greeting and stars are from Gina K Designs Birthday Cheer Mini set.

I plan to send this card to the person who picked the theme for this month’s challenge as her birthday is later in May.

I enjoyed creating this card. It will be linked here:

Marigold Slimline

It has been a long time since I have made a slimline card. The CAS Colours & Sketches has a sketch that makes a slimline card, so I dusted off the cobwebs and got busy making a slimline card. I own many dies for this card size and used not even one with this card.

For this card, I used a variety of products. I used Technique Tuesday Marigold Flower (2021) coloring it with Pale Papaya and Mint Macaron both SU colors that are retiring in two weeks. The Hello die and mini strip are Gina K Designs from A Little Hello Layering Stencil Bundle (2021). The patterned paper is SU, cut down from a card base.

This will be entered in three challenges.

I enjoyed making this card. Finding several challenges that it seems to fit into are a plus. Thanks for spending time with me today.

Floral Hello

I used the colors from CAS Colours & Sketches for this card.

This die is new this week. It is one I selected for my husband to give me for my birthday. It is Stampin Up Sending Flowers Die. I think it was a sale-a-bration set from a couple of years ago, but we found it new on my demonstrators website. I cut the main circle of the set with Shaded Spruce cardstock. It cuts the circle with leaves and flowers. Then there are flower dies which I cut with Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry cardstock. I used glue dots to apply the flowers, then used Nuvo drops for the centers. The greeting was cut with one of the dies in the set. I used a Hero Arts set called Everyday Sayings for the greeting. I am learning the die and all I can do with it, but am pleased so far.

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I will share the other card made using this set of dies. This is for a color challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.

These colors are Parakeet Party, Fresh Freesia, and Calypso Coral. I used glue dots on this one as well.

Thanks for spending time with me.

Watering Can Hello

I have been enjoying using new product this week. This card uses a set from Simon Says Stamp called Joys of Spring.

The leaves behind the can are a die from The Stamps of Life. They may be the first time I have used it, but it has been in my stash for a couple of years. The watering can and butterfly both came from the SSS set which came with matching dies. The embossing folder is Stampin Up. I use this cloud folder quite a bit.

The can and butterfly were watercolored with Stampin Up markers. The colors used are Crushed Curry, Shaded Spruce, and Melon Mambo. The leaves are also Shaded Spruce.

This card will be entered in the following challenges:

CAS Colours & Sketches

Can You Handle the Pressure?

Thanks for stopping by and seeing my card. I am enjoying using product that has been in my stash or is new, but I hadn’t had a chance to use it. The SSS set was purchased recently with a good sale price. I like sales.