Masked Wreath Mother’s Day Card

Hi Everyone!

I saw an awesome video on Kristina Werner’s YouTube channel and I wanted to make this beautiful wreath card for Mother’s Day.

 2015 Masked Mother's Day

I used Inkadinkadoo Masking paper to make a circle for my wreath. It comes as a 5×7 and I used a large circle die to cut out a center for my project.

I used a kit called My Mother from last year. I think it’s perfect for this card because it has a large sentiment. For the wreath, I just chose several different kits that have small flowers or foliage from the Flower Patch, Perpetual Birthday Calendar, and I Like You sets.

I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the sentiment, but I think that embossing the sentiment would’ve been really neat too!

The colors I chose for this card are: Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette and Garden Green. I wanted some vibrant spring colors and I think they go really well together.

2015 Masked Mother's Day 4

As you can see, you just want to fill all the spaces around the circle to ensure there is a defined wreath when you’re done with your stamping and are ready to remove the masking paper. It’s all random, just do whatever you want as you’re stamping.

2015 Masked Mother's Day 2

I hope you enjoyed this! This card is super easy to make and it was really fun! I finished it in about 15 minutes and so can you!

2015 Masked Mother's Day 3

Here’s my video!


Flower Patch

Today’s card is a another unplanned birthday card, but OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS…I LOVE it!  I haven’t made a card using the Flower Patch stamp set in quite a while. I didn’t have much time to make this card, so I quickly cased this card from pinterest. You can find the original post here.

I simply adore this card!

Flower Patch

The chevron background is created with a Stampin’ Up’s Positively Chevron background stamp.

Flower Patch 3

I used a paper distresser to create the edge on the Sahara Sand cardstock on the very top layer of this card. The background stamp is inked in the same color to give it a subtle look.

 Flower Patch 2

The flowers and leaves are inked individually on white cardstock and then cut out using the coordinating Flower Fair Framelits dies. Then I cut out the sentiment using the Decorative Label punch.

Flower Patch 1

Finally, I added 3 diamonds to finish off the card. One hour later, it was picked up by the birthday girl. This card came with a big warm hug. 😀

Here are the colors and dimensions for this card:

Cardbase (4.25″ x 11″) and 2nd matted sheet (3.5″ x 3.5″) – Blushing Bride

1st (4″ x 5.25″)  and 3rd (3.25″ x 3.25″) matted sheets – Sahara Sand

Blue Flower: Pool PartyBermuda Bay, Crushed Curry

Yellow Flower: So Saffron and Crushed Curry

Pink Flower: Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral

Leaves: Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive

Sentiment is stamped in Bermuda bay, punched, then sponged in Blushing Bride and finally, “edged” using Calypso Coral.

Playing Catch-Up is a little Overwhelming

I’m pretty excited about getting this blog going. So I’m trying too do too much too fast and it’s giving me some heart flutters and butterflies. So, I’m really going to fly through these cards that I made. Some I made for fun, others for special occasions.

Stampin’ Up has retired all their wheel stamps. I bought some from a lady off craigslist and unmounted mine to make them flat for ease of use. That took quite a bit of patience since I had to peel the rubber off the wheels, then mount them to some clear foam. Stampin’ Up sells Clear-Mount Cling Foam sheets that you can buy to covert any stamp that you have into a clear mount stamp. To clarify, clear-mount stamps are stamps that cling to clear acrylic blocks for stamping (versus using a wood block). I used a gingham stamp that I converted from a wheel stamp for this card. The sentiment is from Label Love.

Label Love

At one point, I made it a goal for myself to make cards with every stamp set that I had purchased. My neighbor told me that she had stamp sets in her closet that had never been used. I didn’t want this to be me! I have to use everything I buy!  So I made this using a set called A Fitting Occasion for a friend who just recently got pregnant and is expecting her first baby..

A Fitting Occasion

This card was very simple and sweet. I used a stamp from a set called A Round Array, which doesn’t seems to be retired now. I stamped the same image in 5 different colors. To make the embossed lines and dots, I used Stampin’ Up’s Simply Scored Borders Scoring Plate. It just makes it so pretty! I also added some pearls to the center of the flowers to give it some extra umph.

A Round Array - Simply Scored

This cute card is another Hostess set called Nuts About You. It’s just whimsy and fun. I made it for my husband because I was bored. No special occasion required.

Nuts About You

My oldest son, Noah turned 8 this year. We’re in a new town and he’s in a new school so instead of throwing our usual house party and inviting everyone we know, he chose a few friends to come over for a game day. I made these invitations using a retired set called Make a Wish. I was so pleased with how they turned out!

Make a Wish

This next card, I used the Flower Patch set. I actually used an embossing folder as a stamp for the background.

Honeycomb Flower Patch

The next four cards were designed by my upline, Cindy Clements. We visited Kansas City in September and I just just missed one of her stamping parties, so she put together this kit for me to case the cards she created. The first one is a stamp from a set called For the Birds. The second card, from a set called Bloom with Hope.

Bloom With Hope 2

For the Birds

These two cards are made using a versatile set called Work of Art. The stamps are images of watermarks and it’s just up to you to create whatever image you want. I’ve seen lots of creative cards made with this set!

Work of Art

Work of Art 2

I’ve made two wedding cards. One for a coworker of mine and another for Stephen’s coworker. The first is just heart cut shapes. I used a white Chalk paint to draw the collars and pocket. Black ink to draw the buttons and a small ribbon to make the bow. The white heart is just embossed and accented with pearls. Nothing too complicated.

Wedding Hearts

The second wedding card for my coworker was made using a retired set called Love and Laughter. I didn’t let it dry and smeared it a little. So I took a sponge and smeared the entire image intentionally to give it a wind-blown look. Oh well – I’m sure no one is going to complain that my card isn’t perfect, right? 😉

Love and Laughter

I made this birthday card using Zoo Animals. I cased this card from Pinterest and the original can be found here.

Zoo Babies

Zoo Babies 1

This cute little guy…I feel like it’s a bug with giant eyes…but I guess you can see a frowning face too is actually made from a retired set called flower set called Pick a Petal. People really are just too creative – my neighbor actually made this one and I found a set on Ebay that I purchased because I love it so much. She stamped a few images for me to take home to make my own card.

Pick a Petal

This is the Swallowtail. Just gorgeous. I stamped the image with pigment ink and embossed it with white embossing powder. Then I sponged the image with some Rich Razzleberry ink to give it this effect. I really like sponging. I think it’s easy and creates such depth to an image. I’m posting other cards using this technique on other cards as well.

Swallowtail 1


My father in law loves to golf. So for his birthday, I cased this card from Pinterest. The original card is found here.

Golf Card

For Christmas, I got a 3 month Paper Pumpkin Kit subscription for my mother in law. Since I didn’t want to send her an email to announce what her gift was, I made this matchbox using my Envelop Punch Board and stuck it in there.

Matchbox 1


These last two are two of my favorites. I made them early on with little experience and thought they turned out great. I again used my unmounted Gingham stamp from Stampin’ Up to create the fading background (just keep stamping without re-inking). then I stamped several hearts then punched them out and sewed them down with my sewing machine. The sentiment is from a set called Kind & Cozy.

Thinking of You - Scaled

The Post Card stamp is so timeless and you can really do so much with it. The background is stamped with a set called Postage Due. I really don’t think you can make this card and give it a vintage feel without it.


I made this one for Stephen and his sister, Emily’s graduation. This set, called Pure Gumption is now retired and I’m really sad I didn’t get it. The great thing about this card is, you can change the colors and the embossing design for any graduate in mind…so easy to customize! I looked this set up on Ebay and they were trying to get $85 dollars for this set! Talk about price gouge. It was only about $13 if I can remember correctly!


Last but not least, this is the card I recently made Stephen for his birthday a few weeks ago. It too is a Pinterest idea and I cased it. The original card is available here. I changed it up a bit by making it an easel card – it props up and is held up by a sentiment popped up by a Stampin’ Dimensional. This is the first time I’ve done any card-tearing. Apparently it’s a technique that used to be very popular (may still be, I don’t know!)

Shirt Easle Card

More to come! Just 4 more posts before I catch up!


Card in a Box

CARD IN A BOX. These are the coolest cards. It folds flat into a standard card size and fits in a regular envelope. When you open the card and stand it up, it’s a box with pop up sentiments!

I found the template on pinterest and you can get it here on a site linked to another crafter’s blog at

As you can see, the box is made from any cardstock. I used craft paper and decorated my white paper using whatever stamps I wanted. You can also tell, that I just used my extra pastel cardstock to add layering for this card.

The baby card is made using a stamp set called Zoo Babies. It’s such a cute set!  The sentiment is made using a stamp from the set Label Love:

Zoo Babies - Card in a BoxZoo Babies - Card in a Box 1

This flower set is made from a set called Flower Patch. Unlike the Zoo Animal set which I had to cut each character by hand, the Flower Patch set comes with a coordinating set of dies (Flower Fair Framelits Dies) that cuts the matching image. Can you say $$$???? Yes, I’m a sucker.

The smaller flowers are from a set called Petite Petals and also comes with a coordinating punch! Ugh…yes…I bought that too.

Flower Patch  - Card in a BoxFlower Patch  - Card in a Box 1

I know these look complicated…but all it really requires is a a few measurements (for paper layering, folding and scoring). They are SOO easy to make and not to mention rewarding when you’re done. The recipient will think you’re amazing when you’re really not…lol.  OK…take the credit…it’s amazing!

If you’re interested in any of these items, please let me know! Or you can sign up with Stampin’ Up and place your own order, but please include me as your demonstrator – your business/credit is much appreciated!