Lasting Joy Card Ideas

You are going to love my Cards With a Twist for June!  I've paired Lasting Joy stamp set with Countryside Corners dies using Countryside Inn Designer Series Paper.  The blues in the DSP are gorgeous!  For me--I want to add pops of color to all those blues:)

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How to Make a Window Card with Cheerful Daisies

cheerfuldaisiescandyrattraystampinupI am loving the entire Cheerful Daisies Suite and have worked with it quite a lot. Today's card was my Facebook Live demonstration and is actually a CASE (copy and share everything or copy and selectively edit) of a card I received from my upline Jill Olsen.

My window card makes the card extra special--almost like a fun fold.  I love that it uses just a basic card base (8-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored and folded at 4-1/4") and Designer Series Paper layer (5-1/4" x 4").  Add a bit of ribbon and DSP strip plus self-adhesive sequins and you have a beautiful handmade card in mere minutes!

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In Color Combo for 2023-2025 In Colors

I do love working with color in general, and a fresh set of new Stampin' Up! In Colors is so much fun for me!  For my recen inthemomentstampinupincolorcombocandyrattrayt card class I chose Pebbled Path as my starting place.  It's a gorgeous new color--a dark, warm gray.

In Colors are meant to be integrated with existing colors, to freshen up our design work.  Stampin' Up! provides us with Color Coaches and I use them a lot.  Click here for the newest one using all the new Core Colors as well as 2 sets of In Colors.  There are so many fabulous combos!

This card was very fun for my card class guests.  Some used different stamps from In the Moment, moved the DSP, colored the girl's skin, changed the greeting, etc.  I love it when creativity lets loose!

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Lovely & Lasting Bundle Ideas for Trip Achievers Blog Hop

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Welcome to the April installment of Trip Achievers Blog Hop where achieving demonstrators link up, from across the globe, to inspire your creativity.  You are at Candy Rattray, and the full list of blogs is at the bottom of this post.

We are in the throes of the Last Chance List, and I'm sharing one of my favorite bundles from the retiring 2022-2023 annual catalog:  Lovely and Lasting.  Actually, the entire Lovely in Linen Suite is a favorite, and I've done a lot with it.  The paper is on sale with a huge savings while the stamps, punch, and bundle are not. All items in the suite are while supplies last.

I did quite a bit with this suite when the annual catalog published last year.  You can see those projects in the video below.  I also featured the bundle with a totally different color scheme at my Creative Escape Retreat last weekend.  I'm sharing three of the TEN Make & Takes! Scroll down for those pics. Lovely&lastingcardideasstampinupcandyrattray Lovely&lastingcardideasstampinupcandyrattray

Please note that the Tea Boutique Cards & Envelopes I used in the cards pictured are discounted to just $4 for a set of TWENTY cards and envelopes--that is fantastic value!  They feature the 2022-2024 In Colors which remain active and current for another whole year.  And the Lovely in Linen DSP featured in the cards on my video above is discounted to $4.80--another amazing value.  I love true bargains--huge savings on top notch quality products:)

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Be sure to click on the next blogs for more creative information and inspiration!

Bingo & BOGO, April 2023















I have a super Saturday planned for you!  2 events, back to back.  Come to one or both--your choice.

  • 9:30-10:30 BOGO:

Come shop my newly refreshed retired stash.  Get it for FREE with an order of equal value.

  • 10:30-12:30 BINGO:
  • Play Bingo my way--super fast paced with tons of winners.

To attend Bingo, you must register so I can prepare your project packets and get Bingo prizes.  Click here to register for Bingo.

How to Make a Vintage Travel Card


For my weekly Facebook Live, I wanted to create a masculine card and reached for Ready to Ride DSP.  There are some really awesome pieces and amazing designs.  

I wasn't crazy about the rest of the suite, and no one in my family is into motorcycles.  But Ready to Ride DSP is really fun to work with, and it is the main attraction in my vintage travel card!

Be sure to watch my demonstration video to see all the cool paper patterns and how I found this vintage travel piece.  

The paint spatter is from the new Online Exclusives stamp set Irresistible Blooms.  I think I'm going to use that stamp on a LOT of projects!

I used a very small amount of embellishment to support the gorgeous vintage travel image.  A little bit of ribbon and the rustic dots are the perfect small bits of texture to enhance the image while still allowing the focal piece to retain center stage.

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