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Apothecary Arts Birthday Card


This card uses the retired Stampin’ Up favorites, Apothecary Art and the Labels Framelits.

The card is a fold out, make from an 11 X 4.5″ piece of paper scored at 5.5″, and then the left 5.5″ inch section is scored again at 2.25″ and folded outward, accordion-style.

The base card is Pool Party, with Sweet Sorbet designer paper.


I cut two of the medium labels out of Whisper White. I adhered the one on one the fold first, and then placed the one on the inside so that it was directly under the one on on the front of the fold. I used a blender pen to color the image, using Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Old Olive inks.

The black grosgrain ribbon is from my stash.

I love this card! I hope you’ll try this type of folded card—it’s fun to make!

Happy stamping,


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Stencil Thank-You Card

This one was for a card exchange, and the theme was stencils. I used Blackberry Bliss on Whisper White, and the Thanks stamp from the Stampin’ Up Simply Wonderful stamp set.Stencil_Thanks

The stencil is Hero Arts Chevron Stencil Pair. I used a sponge to make the stencil. I punched the Thanks sentiment out with the Decorative Label Punch, and put a banner behind, with ticket-punched corners. I used a We ‘R Memory Keepers corner chomper for the ticket corners. I sponged around the edge of the sentiment and attached a little ribbon with a small staple.

To make it easier to write in, I added a Whisper White layer to the inside of the card.

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Butterfly Basics Mother’s Day Card

Mother's Day card uses Stampin' Up Butterfly Basics stamps and dies. Main color is Rich Razzleberry. 5 X 7 card.

My Mother’s Day this year card uses Stampin’ Up Butterfly Basics stamps and dies. The main color is Stampin’ Up Rich Razzleberry, on a  5 X 7 card base.

I CASEd (CASE = Copy and Share Everything) this card from Terry at I saw it on Pinterest, and fell in love with her beautiful design.

I made it mine by running the card base through the Big Shot with a trellis embossing folder and distressing the embossed portion with a Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress ink pad. I used a Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla base layer, which I distressed with an edge distressing tool, and then edged with the Walnut Stain ink pad. I added the chicken wire stamp and corner flourish stamp from BoBunny Distressed Textures stamp set, and a border cut with a Martha Steward border punch.

After I cut out the butterfly, i used the outline of the cut as a stencil to sponge a little Rich Razzleberry so it would show underneath the butterfly. The chicken wire stamps were stamped with Stampin’ Up Chocolate Chip ink.

My Mom loved it, and I hope you will, too.

The Stampin’ Up materials are available in my online store.

Happy stamping!