Gift Card/Money Holder inspired by Ronda Wade

Who’d a thunk it!!!!!!!   This is such a beautiful card and so easy peasy to make.  Once again, I’m using the NEW Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Seriers Paper from the new Stampin’ Up!™ 2018 Holiday Catalog…which goes live September 5th.  I don’t think the picture does the paper justice..hard to see the shimmer and shine it has but believe me, it is Gorgeous!!!!!!  This card is 4″ x 11″…folded in half to create the 4″ x 5 1/2″ base.  I used a 12″ x 12″ piece of DSP and cut it into 3 pieces (you can make 3 cards from 1 piece of 12″ x12″ DSP (Designer Series Paper). I cut 1″ off 1 side of the DSP (you can use to decorate your card or whatever toots your whistle).   Then I folded a little bit of the DSP down in the front to create the flap and wrapped ribbon around to close up the sides.  And there you are!!!  This is  a wonderful way to use up some of Designer Series Paper you’ve been hoarding (too pretty to use).  This makes a stunning money holder or gift card holder for anyone on your list.  Anyone would be thrilled to be on the receiving end of this darling card.

I love purples with blues in winter…..

Whisper White, Night of Navy, Highland Heather, and Blackberry Bliss are pretty together.  This is using one of the new stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!™ called Beautiful Blizzard.  Another fun set to play with.  This is a very simple card to make and took about 5 minutes to create.  I added a few of the Basic Rhinestones to glam it up a bit.

Beautiful Blizzard

Christmas Box

Sorry I’ve been missing for a couple of days.  We’ve had a family emergency which took me away for a little while.  I’m back!  Been creating with some of the fun new products from Stampin’ Up!’s new 2018 Holiday Catalog which goes live September 5th.  So many fun kits, beautiful papers, embellishments, framelits, and stamp sets.  Beautiful samples!!!!!

If you’d like the new 2018 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog sent to you, please email me and I will get one to you ASAP.

This box is not put together by any adhesive, just folding and a few cuts.  I used Cherry Cobbler for the base of the box and the new Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper for the lid.  This box could be used for just about any type of gift (candy, cards, tags, gifts for loved ones or teachers, etc)  I chose 3×3 cards for the inside and used the left over pieces of Designer Series Paper for the background of these cards and also for the flaps of the envelopes (envelopes created using the Envelope Punch Board).  I used the Daisy Punch and the Gold Faceted Gems for the centers.  Since the 3×3 cards are Cherry Cobbler I did use Very Vanilla cardstock for the inside to stamp a sentiment.  If you would like complete instructions for this simple box, please email me and I’ll be happy to get this information to you.  Fun project!!!

New Products from the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog

I’ve been busy creating this weekend…..I’ve had so much fun with the Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Card Pack.  This set includes 50 double sided cards in sizes 3″x 4″ and 4″ x 6″.  What I enjoy most is these cards can be made into greeting cards or used for scrapbooking.  So versatile, vibrant, and so very cute!!!  I created 20 cards in less than 1 1/2 hours and you can see some of the ones I’ve created below.  I am so excited that Stampin’ Up! offers the new envelope size to fit 4″ x   6″cards…..perfect for these Memories & More card pack.




New Promotions….

Here are a couple of cards I’ve completed using the new Blended Seasons Stamp Set:

I used Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends, Old Olive Stampin’ Blends, Wink of Stella (for a little touch of sparkle in the middle), Whisper White Cardstock, Rhinestones (colored with Highland Heather Dark Stampin’ Blends), and dimensionals, also Old Olive Ribbon

Blended Seasons Stamp Set


Blended Seasons Clear Mount Bundle – 149894 – $64.75
Blended Seasons Wood Mount Bundle – 149893 – 77.25
Blended Seasons Wood Mount Stamp Set – 149019 – $53.00
Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies – 149013 – $33.00
Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 – 149014 – $33.00