Have A Fabulous Birthday – Gentle Peonies

Happy Fri-YAY!! I hope you have some fun plans for the weekend!!

My best friend’s birthday was yesterday and while I gravitate toward cool tones like pinks, purples and blues, she loves warmer tones like rich oranges and reds. So I pulled out the Gentle Peonies Stencil Set and some warm ink colors to make her birthday card.

I inked up the blooms in the Gentle Peonies onto Bristol smooth cardstock with Peach Blossom, Coralline, Coral Cavern, Valentine Red, Lemon Drop and Found Topaz inks. For the leaves I used Bright Emerald and Hot Tourmaline. I die-cut the panel with largest die in the Double Stitched Square Nested Die Set.

Next, I die-cut the Square Frames Slim Borders Coverplate from teal cardstock that matched my ink. I adhered the third largest die-cut on the front of the card, then turned the eighth largest square 90 degrees and adhered it.

For the sentiment, I combined “have a” and “fabulous” from the Ribbons Affirmations Stamp Set with “birthday” from the Ribbons General Stamp Set. “Fabulous” was stamped with Bright Emerald and Hot Tourmaline inks, then cut out with the Ribbons Affirmations Die. The rest of the sentiment was stamped with Hot Tourmaline and cut into thin strips. The sentiment was popped up with foam tape and the Light Aqua Gems were a perfect match!!

I will get to see my friend next weekend!! I sure hope she likes it!!

Thanks for stopping by today!! Have a wonderful weekend!!


Hello card with Climbing Cosmos

Hello, everyone! Anna here with a project I made using Climbing Cosmos Stencils and Double Pierced Rococo Nested Dies.

I started by making the floral image. Cosmos flowers were stenciled with Whisper Pink ink, Bubblegum and Cherry ink. Leaves were colored in Meadow and Evergreen. Then, I fussy cut the beautiful bouquet.

For the background, I cut out two sand cardstock frames using Double Pierced Rococo Nested Dies. Then, I foam mounted them on a white cardstock panel and adhered the white panel on the sand cardbase. Next, I added the Cosmos bouquet to my card.

To make the sentiment, I ink blended Meadow and Evergreen on a piece of white cardstock and cut “Hello” from it using Script Word Dies Bundle. The shadow of this word was cut out from white cardstock.

To embellish the card, I added a few rhinestones from Rhinestones Mixed – Gold Rainbow Opaque.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Blended Peonies

Hello and Happy Friday! It’s TaeEun here today! My card for today features one of the four peony images from the Blended Peonies layering stencil set. I chose a bright color scheme to stencil the peonies – pink & violet blue and arranged the flowers on a white background! 

To start I stenciled one A2 sized stencil part from the Blended Peonies layering stencil set on some white cardstock. For the peonies I used Bubblegum, Hollywood Star, Cosmopolitan Pink and Grand Fuchsia. The four layers of the stencils create peonies in two different shades. For the leaves I used Miami Cool and Italian Denim.  

I stenciled the same peony image again in the same inks and cut them all using the coordinating die

To add some texture to the background I cut a white panel using a die from the Gingham Plaid Layering Coverplate die set. As the Gingham plaid is sized for a A2 card , I foam mounted it on the left top side of my white cardbase, which is 4.5” x 6.25”. It doesn’t cover the right and bottom edge of the card but that parts would be covered by the flowers.

Next I arranged the peonies on the card. First I added a cluster with two peonies on the bottom right corner using thin foam tape. Then I mounted two peony clusters on the top right and bottom left corners using thick foam tape. 

The sentiment is from the Ribbons Affirmations set. I stamped it in Crystal Pewter and Noir and cut it with the coordinating die. I ink blended a piece of white cardstock in Italian Denim and white heat embossed “YOU ARE” from the same stamp set on it. I foam mounted the sentiments and finished off the card with some Blue Black Opaque Rhinestones

That’s it from me for today! Hope you enjoyed looking my card!

Wishing you all a lovely weekend!


Cheers – At Our Age, We Need Glasses

Hey there, crafty friends!! I hope you’re having a great week!!

I LOVE a punny sentiment, so when I saw the “at our age, we need glasses” sentiment in the Wine and Spirits Stamp Set, I knew I had to make a card with it!! So true!!

I began by stamping the cocktail glasses and sentiment in the Wine and Spirits Stamp Set onto white cardstock with Caviar Ink. After coloring them with Copic markers and adding highlights with a white gel pen, I cut them out with the Coordinating Dies.

I wanted it to look like the glasses were sitting on a bar, so I stamped the Buildable Woodgrain Stamp Set onto white cardstock with Found Topaz, Aspen Cocoa and Dark Roast inks. I embossed the background onto a panel of white cardstock by running the Convention Coverplate Die through my die-cutting machine with an embossing pad. I chose some ink colors to match my cocktails…Cosmopolitan Pink, Lemon Drop and Soft Garden. I swiped some ink on my work surface, diluted them with water and splattered them onto the background panel with a paint brush. Once it was dry, the woodgrain stamped panel was adhered to it. The glasses and sentiment were added with foam tape.

Next, I die-cut the Script Cheers Die from black glitter cardstock once and heavyweight white cardstock two times. They were stacked and adhered together, then added to the front of the card, trimming off the excess from each side.

That’s it for me today!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!!


Gentle Peonies

Hello and Happy Friday ! It’s TaeEun here today sharing a peony card with you! I made a soft floral background using the Gentle Peonies Layering stencil set and added the huge Script sentiment to it! 

I started by stenciling the Gentle Peonies. In this set there are four stencils for the peony flowers. After stenciling using four tones of inks you get some dark colored flowers and some bright ones. I used Whisper Pink, Rose Quartz, Bubblegum and Dolled Up to stencil the peonies in pink. For a soft look I chose Soft Cream and Warm Hazelnut to stencil the leaves. 

After done with stenciling I cut the 6” x 6” panel using the largest die from the Double Pierced Rectangle A2 Nested Die set and adhered it on a white cardbase.

As I wanted some white area in the background, I cut two white frames using the Double Pierced Ornate Nested Die set and foam mounted them on the card. 

Next I ink blended a white cardstock in Bubblegum and Dolled Up to create a pink ombre panel and cut the Script Hugs sentiment from it. I layered it with two more die cut sentiments and heat embossed it in Iridescent Sparkle embossing powder. 

I added the sparkling sentiment to the card and finished it off with a few Crystal Clear Rhinestones

That’s it from me for today! Hope you enjoyed looking my card!

Wishing you all a lovely weekend!


The Best Presents Come With a Wedge of Lime

Hello, crafty friends and happy Thursday!! Brenda here with you today!! I’m sharing a fun card that would be perfect for many occasions!! I plan to give it to my best friend for her birthday next month!! Cosmo, anyone?!? I guess it could also be a margarita in a cosmopolitan glass!

I began by concocting my cosmo! I die-cut the back layer of one of the Drink Dies from white cardstock and the outline layer with silver metallic cardstock. I inked the solid layer with Cosmopolitan Pink and Hollywood Star inks. Next, I die-cut the smallest circle in the Circle Nested Dies for my lime. I inked it up with Bright Fern and Soft Garden inks and added detail with a white gel pen. I adhered it to the back layer of my cosmo die-cut and added the metallic layer on top, then added some chunky glitter to the rim.

I thought it would be fun to mimic the shape of the lime with the background, so I die-cut the Geometric Circles Coverplate Die from white cardstock. An A2 panel of Bristol cardstock was inked with Soft Garden and Bright Fern ink and the coverplate die-cut was adhered over it.

The sentiment, from the Wine and Spirits Stamp Set, was stamped in Cosmopolitan Ink and cut out with the Coordinating Die. The glass was adhered to the front of the card and the sentiment was added with a bit of foam tape. Lots of Pink Opaque Rhinestones add plenty of bling!!

I really love how this turned out and I hope my friend does too!!

Thanks so much for dropping by!! Have a great day!! Cheers!!

Yellow and Orange Blended Peonies

Hello, everyone! Anna here with a floral card showcasing peony bouquet from Blended Peonies Layering Stencils.

I started by cutting peony image using digital file and my cutting machine. Then, I stenciled the flowers with Soft Cream, Beach Blondie, Peach Blossom and Coral Cavern inks. For the leaves, I used Matcha and Spring Salad. To make the background, I stamped Fig Leaves Cling Background with Spring Salad on A2 sized white cardstock and trimmed the left edge of it with a die from the Slimline Border die set. I adhered the white panel on a kraft card base.

I stamped the sentiment from Easy Expressions Birthday stamp set with Noir (“birthday” was gold glitter heat embossed) and cut out with Easy Expressions Birthday Coordinating Die. Next, I added a few rhinestones from Pale Yellow Opaque Mix and Emerald Green Opaque Mix to embellish the card.

Hope you have a great start of this week! Thanks for stopping by!


Mega Smooch

Hello everyone! It’s TaeEun here today sharing a birthday card with you! I made a cool gold heat embossed background using the lips from Mega Smooch set for the stenciled Precious Poppies cluster

I started by stenciling the Precious Poppies in orange and brown. I chose the warm tones to match with the gold in the background. The poppies were stenciled in Peach Blossom, Coralline hybrid and Coral Cavern and the leaves in Warm Hazelnut and Found Topaz. There is one stencil for the leaves but I colored them in ombre using two colors. After the stenciling was done I cut the image using the coordinating die and set it aside. 

To create the background I gold heat embossed the lips from the Mega Smooch set on a white cardbase and once again on a light brown cardstock.

I cut the light brown panel using a die from the Rectangle A2 Nested Die set and foam mounted it on the cardbase with the golden lips. 

Next I placed the Precious Poppies on the right side of the card. 

The sentiment is from the Easy Expressions Birthday set. It was partly gold heat embossed and stamped in Noir. I finished off the card with some Bright Gold Opaque Rhinestones. 

That’s it from me for today! Hope you enjoyed looking my card!

Thank you so much for stopping by!


New Die and Vault Die Release

Hello, everyone! Today we are introducing some dies to our older stamp designs. Many people have asked us to release the coordinating dies and we are finally so! We are also re-releasing discontinued dies for older designs. Please see below for a list of all the dies being released today.

Here is a list of coordinating dies being released:

  • Lean Back coordinating dies (below)
  • Riotous Wildflowers (new coordinating die design will now cut out the entire 5.8 x 5.8 in design) (below)

These two dies (above) are available to ship immediately. The following dies will be available to ship next week. If you order contains dies from the sections above and below, your order will ship together when we receive the dies below.

  • Chic Happens coordinating die
  • Lifetime of Love coordinating dies
  • Lily Bloom coordinating die
  • Coming Up Morning Glories coordinating die
  • Coming Up Lilies coordinating die
  • City Girls Retail Therapy coordinating dies
  • Autumn Wishes coordinating dies
  • Hello Hummingbird coordinating die
  • Coming Up Dahlias coordinating die
  • Peony Laurel coordinating die
  • Peony Duo coordinating dies
  • Nesting Peonies coordinating dies
  • Coming Up Peonies coordinating die

Blended Peonies Cards

Hi all. Vera here. Today, I am showcasing Blended Peonies Large Stencil set. Honestly, when I first saw the sneak pee, my thought was whelp, that’s a large stencil. Like way too large for cards. Until I got them in my hand and then I was like, oh my goodness, this is such a cool stencil. I can quickly make 4 cards with just this stencil set. Yep, it’s a 4 in 1 kind of stencil. Let’s get on with it shall we?

My birthday card stash getting low, so I decided to do all 4 cards with birthday theme. I went with these color combination: Soft Garden, Meadow, Bright Fern, Crystal Pewter and Smoky Quartz. The neat thing about this stencil you can easily create 4 cards with completely different color scheme simply by using post it note to cover the edges of the next quadrant or you could make it super easy and make all 4 with same color scheme, which the route I went with. Once I finished stenciling, I simply die cut all of them using the coordinating Blended Peonies Coordinating Dies. Here’s my first card.

For this one, I paired the flowers with soft blue background as I love blue and green combo. For the sentiment, I used the label sentiment from Rose Labels set. I do use this set a lot because I love label style sentiment. To make the flower pop a bit, I die cut extra 2 layers of the bouquet shape and adhere all of them together to create the extra thickness. Then simply add the sentiment and some yellow Stickles to the center of the flowers.

For my 2nd card, I with soft gray background to compliment the leaves color.

Just like the first card, I die cut two extra layer to pop the flower. I feel like this make it sturdier compare to using foam adhesive. Adhere the flowers, add sentiment, stickles and finish by adding some Emerald Green Opaque rhinestones.

For my 3rd card, I paired the flowers with the dainty Quilted A2 Coverplate die.

And, last but not least, my 4th card.

I made all these 4 cards in about an hour. I think what took me the longest is deciding what colors to use. Hah! So, what do you think of this Blended Peonies set? Personally, I love the option of having 4 sets of stencil in 1. I can use just 1 of them or 2 or all of them. Whatever you feel like.

I hope you enjoy today’s inspiration. Peeps, that’s all from me today. May your week be a good one. Cheers….