Pressed Petals DSP-Quick and Easy Card

Pressed Petals DSP
is simply gorgeous, and I created this very quick and easy card to showcase its beauty.  I did some simple flower pressing myself as a young girl who was always enthralled by plants and wildflowers, so I honed in on Pressed Petals DSP as soon as I saw the new 2019/2020 Stampin' Up! annual catalog.

For today's card, I paired Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper with Inspiring Iris stamp set.  Handmade cards allow us to make something that means something, and I love this sentiment/greeting!  My quick and easy card is perfect to send to someone special to let them know how much you appreciate them.

My Pressed Petals DSP quick and easy card is one of 3 designs we made at my monthly Simply Cards Class.  Save the date and join us in August for my local card class in San Antonio (August 20th).  You can rsvp here:  click here for the 11 AM session  or click here for the 6:30 PM session.  This monthly class is perfect for both beginner and experienced card-makers.  

All the Stampin' Up! supplies used are listed and linked below for your convenience.  

Order your Pressed Petals DSP today and capture the beauty of summer wildflowers to last all year.

Good Morning Magnolia Treat Holder

In my stamp club in San Antonio, we make a 3D item each month.  In June I featured Magnolia Lane Suite for all the stamp club projects and made this Good Morning Magnolia treat holder.  I love the small size and that it stands up on its own. It holds a single mini chocolate bar so it's the perfect snack!

Both treat holders shown use the same piece of DSP--it's just turned to the opposite side.  All other elements are the same except that I tied a knot in one and attached a bow on the other.  My Good Morning Magnolia treat holder is self-closing so you don't have to tie it shut--which makes it easy to get the treat out and not ruin the cute packaging.

The cutting and scoring are listed for you below along with instructions.    This is one of THREE free projects for my stamp club in San Antonio members.  Read all about it here--try us out with no obligation to join.  But stamp club in San Antonio member perks are awesome!


Here are the dimensions so you can recreate it:

  • DSP:  5" x 4"

Score like this:

  • On the 5" side, score at 7/8"  Turn so that this score line is at the top of the paper.
  • On the short side, score at 1/2" and 2-1/4"
  • On the short side, score only to the horizontal line at 1-3/8" and 3-1/8"
  1. Fold on all the score line towards the inside of the treat holder.  
  2. You will have 4 mini squares and a mini rectangle.  
  3. Cut out the mini rectangle.  
  4. Use Tear N Tape on the long, skinny end and adhere together.  Put into the Delightful Tag Topper Punch to make the top pretty. 
  5. Now you are ready to adhere the bottom of the box.  Put adhesive on 2 of the square flaps and then pop them downward--every other flap--to form the base.
  6. Pop in your mini chocolate bar and decorate top as desired.

Everything is Rosy Product Medley-Quick and Easy Cards

everythingisrosystampinupcandyrattrayQuick and easy cards are my go-to genre, and Everything is Rosy Product Medley makes that easier--and more stylish--than ever!  I seriously love this awesome box of coordinating products.  Everything is Rosy Product Medley is a product promotion from Stampin' Up! for May only and the first of its kind. 

The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley includes these exclusive products:

  • Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c,
  • Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8" x 1" (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
  • 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 CM) rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
  • Printed die cuts—2 sheets
  • Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
  • Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4" (6.4 mm)
  • Melon Mambo 1/4" (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8" (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)

everythingisrosyquickandeasycardcandyrattraystampinupI demonstrated this card on my Tuesdays @ 10 Facebook Live this week.  You can see that live demonstration here (along with a demo for the quickest updo ever--yes, I did quick and easy hairstyling on my card-making video:)

The dimensions are perfect for working with 6" x 6" Designer Series Papers as you can get 2 cards from one piece of DSP.  Here they are:

  • 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Cardstock base, scored at 4-1/4"
  • 4" x 2" DSP, you will need 2 of these
  • 4" x 1" Whisper White Cardstock

That's it!  Easy peasy!  You can use this layout over and over again to showcase gorgeous Designer Series Paper.

I made a series of these cards using the exact same layout.  Some of them have the same embellishments.  For some I changed it up a bit to utilize the die-cuts included in the Everything is Rosy Product Medley.  

I would love for you to tell me your favorite in the             comments below!





























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Floral Phrases Simple Stamping Card

One of my favorites on the Stampin' Up! retiring stamp sets list is Floral Phrases.  It's hard to beat for simple elegance.  Although there are some great wedding greetings, I made an elegant thank you card in two retiring In Colors today:  Berry Burst and Powder Pink.  I like them both!  

Powder Pink and Smoky Slate make a soft, subtle elegant look for this thank you card while the same card in Berry Burst and Night of Navy have a high contrast, bolder look.

Here are my couple of highlights of for today's cards:

  1. Floral Phrases' main image is this gorgeous flower.  It's a "forgiving" stamp meaning it's super easy to stamp, easy to line up, easy to create with.
  2. Berry Burst and Powder Pink are both retiring In Colors.  Powder Pink is our palest pink and much more icy and clear than Blushing Bride.
  3. These cards are #simplestamping:  Stamps, Ink, and Paper with just a bit of ribbon and a few rhinestones.  Quick, easy, elegant, and done--my kind of card!

Click here for the free pdf tutorial!

And see all the products used here listed and linked below.  Be sure to order Floral Phrases while you still can--through late May.

And leave a comment telling me which card is your favorite--Berry Burst or Powder Pink!


Very Vintage Card Ideas with Sponging Effect

veryvintagehostsetstampinupcandyrattrayHave you noticed Very Vintage host stamp set in the Stampin' Up! annual catalog?  I love it!  Here are 2 cards I made on Facebook Live at  I made the striped one for my sister-in-law's birthday, and the checked one uses identical supplies except for the different pattern of paper and the bow.

Host stamp sets aka Stampin' Rewards are only available when placing a minimum $150 order.  That can be your own purchase or a group of friends ordering together.  That $150 order generates $15 in Stampin' Rewards aka free money to spend on Stampin' Up! products!  While you can use your free money on anything at all, I like to use it on the host only stamp sets.  Very Vintage is only $13.50.  That is an amazing bargain as it's a $27 value.

I have the pdf tutorial for you here.  This is actually a quick and easy card made special with sponging and a really gorgeous stamp set! I'll point out just a few things about my cards:

  • Champagne Foil Sheet is my go-to for really elegant shine.  It's softer than Silver Foil Sheet and not yellowy like Gold Foil Sheet.  I think it's pretty perfect!
  • I opted for Basic Gray vs Black for both my ink and cardstock.  Gray is softer and more in keeping with the effect obtained through sponging.
  • My focal piece is not centered.  Placement is a key element in design, and center is not always best.  Play with placement when you are working on your own cards, particularly when you are the very end of designing.  Sometimes doing something a little different than your original plan is the perfect finishing touch!

All Stampin' Up! supplies are listed and linked below for your convenience.  Be sure to go to and like my page so you can see my weekly Tuesday's @ 2 Facebook Lives for weekly card ideas.