Double Fold With Removable Ornament


Here is a card that came together by accident. I had seen the card fold by a fellow demonstrator, Lavonne Schwendeman, sometime ago. See her card here

After creating the card base I toyed with different ideas for the belly band and then it hit me... create an ornament for the focal point /centerpiece. And voila!

I have adhered it to the belly band with repositionable non-permanent tape so that you can easily remove it and hang on your Christmas Tree.

My color pallet is Night of Navy, Silver, Balmy Blue and Whisper White.

Items used:

I hope you enjoyed today's design. 

Ink~Stamp~Share Nov 2020 Blog Hop - Christmas Tree Decoration


Welcome to the Nov. 2020 Ink~Stamp~Share blog hop! Our theme this month is Christmas Decorations.

It's not very often that I create anything other than a card so I am excited to share with you my tree ornaments. 

My ornaments were created using the Wreath Builder dies. Honestly I can't get enough of these dies.  The are so versatile!
To ensure that the ornaments had stability, I started by die cutting a base made from Window Sheets to provide the support needed. Then using the Wreath Builder dies I die cut 2 layers. The first one (which is the bottom layer) was die cut from Balmy Blue Glimmer paper (if you love this glimmer paper as much as I do, then you need to know that post Jan, 3, it will no longer be available). The second wreath was die cut from Silver Foil
To adhere the wreaths to the window sheet circles, you will need glue dots. I tried the adhesive sheets but ended up with adhesive everywhere. Glue dots are much easier to control. To decorate the wreaths, you will need  Beaded Pearlssome Night of Navy cardstock and Blue Adhesive Back Gems.(placed in the center of the navy flowers).
On the ornament on the right, I have also used the Curvy Dies, Stitched  Nested Label dies and Metallic Mesh Ribbon.

I hope that I have inspired you to create your own Christmas tree ornaments using the Wreath Builder dies. Be sure to continue your blog hop journey by click the next button to take you to Gez Carpenter...

Poinsettia Place Pop Up Gate Fold Card


Hello!  Here is a fun fold card that I created for my technique stamp clubs featuring Poinsettia Place DSP and the Poinsettia dies

I love how this card turned out. 

The finished size is 6" x 6" which I likely wouldn't put into and envelop as it is to pretty to cover up.

Instead I would lay it directly onto a present.

Color pallet is Whisper White, Garden Green & So Saffron.

Here is the inside of the card and a close up of the poinsettia on the belly band.


Stampin' Dreams Nov. 2020 Christmas Blog Hop


Welcome to the Nov. 2020 Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop. Our theme this month is Christmas! The most wonderful time of the year!  I love love love making Christmas cards. In fact, it is my favorite theme of all!
So for our Christmas blog hop I have decided to use the Wreath Builder dies in conjunction with the Curvy dies.

Today's color pallet is Balmy Blue, Purple Posy, Silver and White.  I started with the white base and added 2 layers of color using the Curvy dies. Both the Balmy Blue and Purple Posy layers were run through my die cutting machine with the Winter Snow EF for texture.  I then adhered the 2 wreaths - 1 in Balmy Blue Glimmer paper and the other in Silver Foil - with glue dots. The poinsettia's were die cut from the Snowflake Splendor DSP and finished with a Beaded Pearl. I then tied a bow using the Metallic Mesh ribbon and placed a Blue Adhesive Backed Gem in the center. 
I hope that you are inspired to give my design a try. Be sure to click on all the photos below to see all the other amazing Christmas creations that fellow stamping friends are sharing today. 

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Quite Curvy with Birch Background


Hello again and welcome to For the Love of Stamping. I continue my journey of sharing ideas using the Quite Curvy bundle. This time I blew the dust off of my Birch background stamp (another one of those stamps that just hasn't been loved enough). Today's creation was inspired by Sue Vine

I love pink and black together. These colors just pop! I cut a white and Magenta Madness layer using the curvy die making the Magenta layer slightly bigger so that it peeks out from under the white. 

I stamped the images in Momento ink and colored them with Magenta Madness and Shaded Spruce. 

Finally, I die cut 2 Just Jade branches and adhered them under the bird's feet and tied some black and white bakers twine at the top of the card.

Stay tuned for more samples to follow during the rest of the month.

Quite Curvy - I Love Pink

Quite Curvy
Hello! Today we continue done the path of showcasing the Quite Curvy bundle.  I am so loving this bundle and you will too!  It is a must have for sure!
For those of you that know me, KNOW THAT I LOVE PINK!  It is my favorite color and I can't get enough of it!
Today I thought it was time to create a card using Magenta Madness and the Quite Curvy dies.  I love how the Magenta Madness pops on this card. Thus far, the cards that I have created using this bundle feature another product that hasn't received the love it deserves. So that is why I have decided to include the Gold Hoops and the In Color Enamel Dots on my card. 
So let me share with you what I used on this creation. The color pallet consists of Magenta Madness, Whisper White and Granny Apple Green with a pop of Balmy Blue (birds). I alternated the coloring of the vine (thanks Gail Ellis for the idea) using my Granny Apple Green Blends. This image was stamped directly onto the Whisper White layer (which is popped up on dimensionals on the Magenta Madness card base). I die cut 3 of the branches in Granny Apple Green and adhered them with adhesive sheets. The greeting comes from the Quite Curvy stamp set. I just wanted the "Just for You" so I placed a piece of tape over the "made with love" words on the stamp, inked up the stamp and then before stamping the sentiment I discarded the tape from the stamp. Voila! I then punched the one end of the sentiment using the Banners Pick a Punch. To finish the card I added 3 of the Magenta Madness In Color enamel dots. 
So there you have it. I hope you enjoy this card and venture into the world of PINK! 

Front Flip Fun Fold Card - Curvy dies


Welcome to my blog and to another installment of the Quite Curvy samples. Today I have made a fun fold card called "Front Flip Fun Fold Card" - say that fast 5 times! 

This is a unique fold in that it has 2 panels that open up, one towards the left and the other to the right.  It was a labor of love to make this card. It had many "facelifts" as I tried to get it just the way I wanted it. 

The white layer opens to the left. I have die cut the layer and embossed it with the Winter Snow embossing folder.

I also stamped a greeting from "Tag Buffet" on white cardstock and then used the Banners pick a punch to flag both ends of the greeting. The greeting was stamped in Night of Navy ink. 

The second panel opens to the right. This layer was embossed with Winter Snow and die cut with the Curvy dies. It also has several pine trees that were stamped in Night of Navy and die cut with Pine Wood dies (each have some dazzling diamond glitter ~retired ~ to make them sparkle).

The 2 trees in the back were stamped off first. The greeting, again, is from Tag Buffet and then die cut with one of the dies from Detailed Bands.  Finally the inside also uses the Tag Buffet (greeting) and Pine Wood dies - this time I completed the 2 step stamping to fill in the trees ~ and added some glitter to make them sparkle. The navy layer in the background was embossed with the Winter Snow EF.

These layers were layered onto a Navy card base with a white insert (not shown here)

Check out this quick video I did to show how the front of the card opens up.

Quite Curvy with Be Mine Stitched Dies


Hey Hey!  I am back with another Quite Curvy card just for you!  I don't know if you noticed but I am paring the Quite Curvy dies with other dies that I have purchase that have been sitting my my shelf gathering dust!  Time to bring those babies out of hiding and into full view. Check out how AMAZINGLY the Be Mine Stitched dies coordinates with the Quite Curvy dies!!   OMG! When I saw the ornate detail on the Curvy die I immediately realized that it is almost the same as the dies in the Be Mine Stitched dies. I love that the Stampin' Up! products coordinate so well!

So let me tell you about this design.

My color pallet today is Petal Pink, Very Vanilla and Soft Seafoam with a touch of gold. To begin, I cut the card base and die cut the edge with one of the Curvy dies. I then layered a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock inside but ran it through my die cutting machine with the Tasteful Textile EF first. I stamped and die cut 2 Very Vanilla flourishes from the Quite Curvy stamp set and colored with Petal Pink and Soft Seafoam Stampin' Blends and adhered them at the bottom of the vanilla layer. 

The top layer of the card has been embossed with the Scripty 3D EF
first. I happened previously cut the heart from the Be Mine Stitched dies and finally found a use for it. It has been adhered directly to the top of the card. Then again using the Be Mine Stitched dies, I die cut some additional pieces in Soft Seafoam. The greeting was stamped in Just Jade and the cardstock was punched on each end using the Lovely Label Pick a Punch and popped up on dimensionals. The final touch are the Flower for Every Season gems.

Be sure to order your Quite Curvy bundle now. The items are discounted by 10% when you order the bundle!!

Curvy Christmas


Curvy Christmas
Well I hope you are enjoying the samples that I am creating and sharing with you that feature the Quite Curvy Suite of products. I love how easy it is to be able to use them with other products. 

Today's project includes the Curvy Christmas stamp set and Curvy dies along with Evergreen Forest EF, Winter Snow EF, In the Pines bundle and Feels Like Frost DSP. The silver and white dots make a perfect backdrop for my card. 

My color pallet today is white, silver and Misty Moonlight. The white layer was die cut first and then embossed with the Winter Snow EF. The pine trees were stamped (off) in Misty Moonlight and die cut. 

The DSP was embossed with the Evergreen Forest EF - love the look this creates!

That's it for today...... be sure to check back tomorrow for my next installment.

Quite Curvy - Just For You

Hello stampers! Welcome to my blog. Over the last few days I have been posting projects that I made using the Quite Curvy bundle. Today I am changing it up a bit and moving away from the winter theme and onto more of a spring theme. I have used Purple Posy for the base and then layered a piece of Whisper White that I ran through my die cutting machine with the Scripty 3D EF (so I have to confess.... I have had this folder for longer than I care to admit and only just used it for the first time today!  What was I waiting for - IT IS STUNNING!)
For today's card I decided to dig out my medium sized daisy punch. I punched 2 whisper white daisies and then sponged both with Balmy Blue and Highland Heather. I added a black center of which I die cut using the Poppy Moments dies. The center of the daisy was popped up on a mini dimensional. Under the daisy are 4 Soft Seafoam leaf sprigs that I once again used the Curvy dies to create.
I then layered a piece of Soft Seafoam that I die cut using the Tasteful Label dies and stamped the sentiment in Memento ink on a strip of Purple Posy cardstock. The end of the strip was punched with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch

Above and below the sentiment use the flourish stamp and die from the Quite Curvy bundle. I have stamped in Memento and colored with Stampin' Blends in Balmy Blue, Purple Posy and Soft Seafoam.
The final touches to my card are the triple loop bow (this twine is part of the Gorgeous Posies kit) and 3 pearls. 
I am so pleased with how this card turned out and I hope you enjoyed my post today.... see you tomorrow!.

Quite Curvy Pine Trees


Quite Curvy
Welcome to my 3rd installment of Curvy Celebrations. Today's card features the Curvy Christmas stamp set and Curvy dies, Snowflake Splendor DSP, Winter Snow EF, Christmas Layer dies & In the Pines bundle

The card base is Pacific Point of which I have layered a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Snowflake Splendor DSP. The white layers were embossed with the Winter Snow EF and die cut with the curvy dies. Each piece was adhered to the DSP with dimensionals. I stamped the trees using Misty Moonlight ink and die cut using the Pine Wood dies. The small snowflakes are die cut from balmy blue glimmer paper using the Christmas Layer dies.

I hope you enjoy this project. The Quite Curvy bundle is so versatile and is great for enhancing any project with dimension.

More to come tomorrow!


Curvy Celebrations - Quite Curvy Birthday Card


Welcome back! Here is my next design using the new (now available) Quite Curvy bundle. This time I am using the Quite Curvy stamp set and coordinating Curvy dies.

I love pastel colors and this card features my favorite color tones - blue (Seaside Spray), purple (Purple Posy) and pink.

It funny, sometimes you stash away stuff (like DSP) that you aren't quite sure what to do with and suddenly the light bulb turns on and an idea comes to mind (then you have to search all over the place for that "special" place that you said you would never forget where you put it! - lol - this ever happen to you???). Well enough of my nonsense and let me tell you how I made this lovely card.

I started with a card base in Purple Posy and layered a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the Feels Like Frost DSP on top.  I cut a piece of Seaside Spray cardstock at 4" x 5-1/4" and using the Curvy dies I ran it through my die cutting machine to create the lower section. The with the remaining piece I ran it back through my die cutting machine so that I could get matching edges of the pretty flourishes. I adhered this to the top of the DSP and then stamped the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink.

I stamped 5 little birds and colored them with Purple Posy and Seaside Spray (both dark) and die cut them with the Curvy dies (yes there are 3 little bird dies!). I then stamped 2 of the flourish sprays in Memento and colored them as well with Purple Post, Seaside Spray and Just Jade - oooohhh I love these colors together! All the pieces were adhered to the card and the final touch was to add pearl in the centers of the die cut borders and at the ends of the sentiment.

I hope you are inspired by my creation and encouraged to purchase the (early release) Quite Curvy bundle

Curvy Celebrations - Stitched Stars


Curvy Celebrations
November is here and this month I will be featuring cards using the early release product bundle from the Jan - June catalog. The Curvy Celebrations bundles are available for purchase starting tomorrow - Nov. 3. You are going to want to get your hands on these products. You can shop online for them here

The card that I am featuring today uses the Curvy Christmas (#155364) stamp set and Curvy dies (#154319). My card was inspired by a fellow Canadian - Heather Cooper. You can see her card here. 

To make this card you will need the following:

I started with a 4 x 5 1/4" piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock. Using the Curvy dies I ran it through my die cut machine.

I then cut a piece of Christmas Gleaming DSP (4 x 5 1/4") and ran it through the die cutting machine. I layered the piece with the "holes" behind the smaller Misty Moonlight and adhered together. I took the other piece of Misty Moonlight and layered it behind the other 2 layers and then adhered it to the Night of Navy base. I stamped in Misty Moonlight along the top and bottom edges of the curves.

Finally I cut several stitched stars from copper foils and adhere to the front of the card (the large star and the one to the left of the large star were adhered with dimensionals). The greeting was stamped in Night of Navy on Mango Melody and popped up on dimensionals. To complete the card I placed 3 of the Star Designer Elements on the card.

Curvy Celebration Early Release Product


Starting tomorrow the Curvy Celebrations Promotion begins and yu will e able to order these awesome products! You may have been seeing a bunch of projects using them already. These products will be available in the upcoming Jan/June Mini Catalogue, but the Curvy Christmas stamp set and the Classic Christmas 6 x 6 DSP is only available now until January 3.  So, while some of the products are an Early Release, others are a Limited Time Offer that you need to get while they are around! 
Here's what is available to order:
Be sure to check back here all this month to see all my creations using these products!
I know you will want to get them as well!

Ink~Stamp~Share Monthly Blog Hop


Welcome to the October Ink~Stamp~Share Blog Hop. Our theme this month is Autumn/Fall/Halloween projects. 

So I have 2 projects for you. The first is using the Curvy Celebrations Bundle that will be available Nov. 1. 

I have used white and mossy meadow as the base and then added some fall colors - pumpkin pie, mango melody and cherry cobbler.

The leaves along the curve were die cut in various colors and then inserted individually into the cut out. A bit fussy but I love the additional color. This bundle is amazing and I can't wait for you to see it.  More to come in later posts.

My 2nd project I decided to create a Halloween treat box using the Have A Hoot stamp/die bundle. I just adore this bundle and love the versatility.  I have to be honest, it has been a long time since I have done a treat box for Halloween. I used to make things like this for colleagues at work, but with COVID19 still looming over us, I am working from home. So this one I will give myself.

I enjoyed making this project. I started with the tiny treat box and put a small piece of foam in the bottom. I have layered in some chocolates and caramels into the box. 

Using the Peek-A-Hoot dies I cut out a few of the shapes in various colors - Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black,  Black Glitter paper, Whisper White and Plaid Tidings DSP to make a "base" for either the greeting or the stamped images from the Have A Hoot stamp set. I used Stampin' Blends to color the images - colors used are Ivory, Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie &Mango Melody.  Each shape has been adhered to a Floral Wire (Wilton) and stuck into the foam at the bottom of the box. 

The ghosts were created by inking up the Old World Paper embossing folder with Smoky Slate ink and running the die cut through my die cutting machine. Love the effect!  The black ovals were some pieces that I had left over from the 2 "O's" from the "Boo". These letters were die cut using the Playful Alphabet dies and black glitter paper. The googly eyes bring the ghost to life! 

The ribbons used are glitter organdy ribbon and metallic mesh ribbon.

I hope you have enjoyed my Halloween treat box project. Please continue your hopping journey to the next blog. Next up is Alison Carter