Fall Shaker Card by Dina Kowal

Dina Kowal shares and adorable Fall shaker card today using Boy in Leaf Pile, Leaf Cluster die, Layered Floral set,  and a large circle shaker pouch.

I just felt like watercoloring for fun today, and found this neglected fall image (Impression Obsession's Boy in Leaf Pile). It seemed like a fun image for a shaker card, so I went in that direction. I started by stamping a few extra images at different angles to fill out the pile of leaves so it would cover the bottom of my large circle shaker pouch - I didn't worry about masking, and just let the leaves overlap, since I knew the watercoloring would cover up those less-defined areas.

When I started watercoloring, I wet the entire area and just touched in different colored inks until I filled the space. I watercolored an extra portion of the paper too, so that I could diecut some matching leaves to fill my shaker.

I used the Leaf Cluster die to cut the watercolored leaves, and the leaves from the Layered Floral set to cut some from solid cardstock... I ended up cutting the leaves off the clusters so they'd shake a little better. ..and some closeups of the details. I love the look of those tiny watercolored leaves - I miss fall!


Have a great day!

Tuesday T&T Layered and Foiled By The Sea!

I chose Grace for today's tutorial.  I used a couple of different techniques.  The first was using a heat and stick embossing powder to attach some mica flakes and the second is foiling Graces shell.   Below is how I created the card itself.

Images First:

  1. I built the card from the back to the front so I inked up Clouds with Memento Summer sky and stamped on Neenah Solar White cardstock, and then
  2. I inked Rolling Waves with Fluid Chalk Alabaster on blue cardstock, then
  3. I used a caramel colored piece of Bazzill Dotted Swiss and stamped it with VersaMark and Dots, applied heat and bond embossing powder, heated until clear, applied Mica Flakes Gold Dust and then heated again to seal it.
  4. Stamped Grace (from my clear set) twice on white cardstock with Memento Toffee Crunch.  Painted her with twinks.  Applied Jones Toned think layer to the shell.  Let dry for an hour and applied the Pearl foil.  BTW - if you buy any of this, you don't need a lot. The piece you see there is about 8 years old and still has lots more to use. One copy  of Grace will be used to layer (of course).

Building Background:

  1. Die cut the card shape using Resplendent Rectangles.
  2. Used the die as a stencil to get the Clouds background.
  3. Lined up the Rolling Waves on top of that.  Have to admit this was a leftover from a previous card.
  4. Tore the Dots background along the top.  Cut it 2" deep.  Taped it in place and used the bottom edge of the Clouds to trim it.  (Do you follow this?)  If not you can ask.  :-)  Applied glitter glue to the torn edge and applied Mica Flakes Gold Dust on top of that.
  5. Threaded pink organza ribbon around the edge and tied a bow.
  6. Mounted to another piece of caramel cardstock.

 Finishing The Card:

  1. Finished Grace, embossed her from the back and mounted with 3D pop dots.
  2. Cut out the Starfish, Scallop, swirled shell, and flower in her hair.  Embossed them from the back and mounted them.
  3. Used Glossy Accents on the swirled shell and the Starfish.
  4. Used Gesso in a little fine tipped bottle I have for the Scallop.
  5. Added a 2mm pearl to the flower in her hair.
  6. Added a heart shaped pearl to the lower right hand corner with Glossy Accents.  Dusted with the Mica flakes.
  7. Stamped By The Sea sentiment with Memento Toffee Crunch.

It was a fun and fairly quick card.   I am really enjoying seeing all of your cards for our "Bloom Where You Are Planted" Challenge too.   For those of you who haven't joined in the fun yet, there's still time.  Get your cards posted HERE before tomorrow night at 10:00 p.m.

Thanks for stopping by to look and share!   I'll be back with the winner of the challenge on DT Thursday.   Hope you will join us for that fun too.




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Tuesday T&T Twisted Christmas Duo

Holly w Tree
This is not a repeat of my OWH card.  I wanted to have both done by then, but it was not meant to be.  One of the images, the background and the card fold are the same, but from there it is different:

  1. If you missed OWH you can see how I did Holly, the Round Die Cut above, altered tag below, and the background HERE.
  2. The die cut and embossed Fancy Tree was painted with Twinking H2O's.  The star at the top of the tree was die cut 3 times.  Two of the stars were attached to the sides of the bottom tag.
  3. The sentiment, Much Love, was stamped with Memento Express Truffle on Natural cardstock.
  4. The tiny stars from the center of the larger die cut stars were painted and mounted in the lower left hand corner of the card.
  5. Glitter was used to enhance the stars and Viva Decor Ice White Pearl Pen was used on the tree.  Pearl stickers were added to the center of the stars with the sentiment.

Snowmen w Snowflakes
My second card also used the twisted easel fold.  It is so easy to do.  The people to whom I have given it say they love the way they can put it on their desks, etc. to enjoy.

Main Images:

  1. Snowman Trio was stamped with Memento Toffee Crunch, painted, and cut out.  The snow hill on the left and the tree on the right were stamped, cut out, embossed from the back and mounted.  A  Sakura glue pen was used to add glitter to the snowmen and snow.
  2. Stamped Merry Little Christmas sentiment on white cardstock.   Die cut sentiment with tag from Flags die set.  Cut one more flag to have matching knotches at both ends.  Taped together and added holly and berries from Twig Wreath die set.


  1. CAC Reverse Quatrefoil was stamped length wise on white cardstock with Memento Summer Sky.  Two pieces were cut 4"x5.25" were cut.  One was mounted on a 4.25"X5.5" piece of white cardstock.
  2. TOP Card front:  Sticky Paper and the Snowflakes die set were used to cut 2 die cuts of each.  The paper was peeled off and the 'sticky' sides placed in Crystal glitter in a Gladware storage container.  They were added randomly with Glossy Accents, some overlapping the margins, and trimmed.
  3. BOTTOM (of Twisted Fold):  A 4.25"X9.75" piece of white cardstock was folded at the 5.5" mark of the 9.75".  The short half measured 4.25"X4.25".  The second piece of the CAC background was mounted on the 4.25"X5.5" side.   Cut a piece of white cardstock 3.75" x5.0" and centered that over the mounted CAC.  Mounted last snowflake in bottom left corner.

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  1. Folded the 4.25"X4.25" (left side of card fold) from bottom left to to upper right center to form a triangle.  Unfolded and taped bottom triangle as shown in right photo above.
  2. Mounted Snowman Trio on top Cardfront.  Mounted a bow in center of one snowflake and pearl stickers in the others.  On the one on the bottom of the card fold a 5mm heart pearl sticker was added.
  3. A leftover piece of the Quatrefoil background was cut to 2 7/8"X1 3/8" and the corners were rounded with a punch.  The sentiment was mounted to that.  3D pop dots were added to the top and glue dots to the bottom.

That's it.  Sometimes I think it's too detailed, but I always try to think of those that are just learning.  Hope you enjoyed the 'double take'.  See you back here on Thursday for our DT treat and for the winner of our Party Time Challenge too.  Have a great week and thanks for stopping by to look and share!






OWH World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop!

I was so excited to be invited to celebrate World Cardmaking Day with OWH. If you haven't heard of this wonderful group you can find out more HERE.  They MAKE cards and send them to deployed troops so they can use them to write home to their loved ones.   Thank you, Sandy and your team, for all you do for our troops.

Holly Friend 2
I chose to use Holly because she can be used as a Christmas angel or an everyday angel.  To make my card I:


  1. Stamped Holly on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock with Espresso Truffle ink, painted with Twinkling H2O's, added glitter as shown.  When dry I applied Glossy Accents over all of the glittered areas.  (Cards without glitter sealed on top cannot be sent to deployed areas).
  2. Stamped sentiments, Best Things and An Angel, with Memento Rich Cocoa on Neenah Classic Crest Natural cardstock.
  3. Processed 2 Circle Shaker die cuts.  Antiqued edges with acrylic stamp block and rubbed against die cuts with Memento Rich Cocoa.
  4. Mounted first Circle die cut on Best Things sentiment as shown.
  5. Cut two pieces out of the remaining die cut as shown below.   Overlay the other two with tape.  Trim the edges as shown.  Mount over An Angel sentiment and trim as needed.  I antiqued the edges added little glitter dots and added Glossy Accents over those too.


Twisted Easel Card Fold And Background:

  1. Stamped CAC Nordic Stripes with Memento Angel Pink on Neenah Classic Crest Natural twice lengthwise on an 8.5"X11" piece of cardstock.
  2. Cut one piece stripes going east/west 5.25"X4.0".  Cut the second piece stripes going north/south 4.0"X5.25".
  3. Cut a piece of Natual cardstock 4.25"X5.5".  Mounted the east/west stripes on it.
  4. Cut a piece of Neenah CC Natural cardstock 4.25"X9.75".  Score it at 5.5".  Folded The 4.25" side as shown and tape the bottom triangular part as shown below.
  5. Mounted the north/south stripes on the bottom right side of the card.



  1. Mounted the angel to the round die cut with sentiment and mount it to the cardfront with east/west stripes.
  2. Tied bow and mount it.
  3. Taped the lower side of cardfront with tape as shown on the right above.
  4. Mounted angel and sentiment, lining up from left edge to right bottom right side of the card.  The right side of the card will overlap the top portion.
  5. Use 1/16" pop dots for the top portion of the An Angel sentiment and glue dots to the bottom.
  6. Added a 5mm half pearl heart to the bottom corner with Glossy Accents.  (Always mount pearl/rhinestone, etc. stickers with Glossy Accents or glue.)  Sticker does not mean it will...stick that is.  ;-)
  7. As a final touch, if this card was going to OWH, I would include a note paper as shown above.  That way the soldier can decide how much they really feel like writing.  Some like to write more, others less.  If they are in a combat zone, paper might not be readily available.

You can see her as a Christmas Angel HERE.  That's it for today's post.  Hope you enjoyed it.  Off to checkout the other OWH posts and thanks for stopping by to look and share.






Tuesday T&T Add A Border

You can have Holly as a red rubber stamp or as a clear stamp set.  I think she is adorable and this is what I did with her:


  1. Stamped Holly with Espresso Truffle and painted with Twinkling H2O's.
  2. Arm and holly in her hair were stamped again, painted, and mounted.
  3. Her wing, tiny dots on skirt, sleeve, and halo were highlighted with Halo glitter liner.
  4. The 'holly' dots on her skirt were done with a Twig Wreath Die Set and accented with Ruby glitter liner.
  5. The clouds are torn from leftover white cardstock.  Torn edges were highlighted with glue pen and glitter.


  1. The scalloped die from the Flags Die Set was cut from white card stock.
  2. Merry Little Christmas was stamped with Espresso Truffles.
  3. Holly berries and leaves from Twig Wreath Die Set were done with white cardstock and painted with twinks.  (Save cutout left by holly leaves for stencil on envelope shown below.)
  4. The berries and accents on the tag tails were done with Ruby glitter liner.


  1. CAC Nordic Christmas was stamped on white cardstock with Pistachio.
  2. It was trimmed to 4.25"X4.25"
  3. That was attached to a matching solid green piece of cardstock 4.5"X4.5".
  4. May Arts ribbon was added to the center of the background.

Scalloped Edge:

  1. 4 pieces of the shown die from of Border Duo 3 were done with white cardstock.
  2. They were placed like you see them. 
  3. The X area you see in each circle was cut out and the circle finished with Glossy Accents.  (Save the leftover 3 scallops from each piece for inside card frame shown below.)
  4. Finished size is 5.25"X5.25"
  5. The background was attached to that and a folded white piece of cardstock 4.5"X9.0" was attached to that.


  1. Holly with clouds was mounted on the left with 3D pop-dots.
  2. Bow was added to right side.
  3. Sentiment was added to bow with gold cord, 3D pop-dot and glue dot.

Envelope and Top Inside of Card

  1. Envy:  Stencil left from holly leaves was used in the lower left-hand corner of envy with a dauber and Pistachio ink.  The berries were done with Ruby glitter liner.
  2. Top Inside Card:  (a)  A frame for the top inside of card was done using the 4 leftover pieces of border.  (b)  A 1.5" square was cut from leftover CAC Nordic Christmas background was placed on that.  (c)  Holly leaves from Twig Wreath were painted and attached with a glue dot.  Berries were added with Ruby glitter liner.

 Thanks for stopping by to look.  I'll see you back here on this Thursday for our "Nature Inspired Challenge".   For more details on how to join in the fun read "Our Next Challenge" HERE.





Tuesday T&T Angelica

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All of the things I did were so easy I didn't do any photos.  I fell in love with Angelica and the background after making THIS card.  All of Angelica's image is embossed from behind with a stylus on an embossing pad.  This is how I created the rest of the card:


  1. Stamped Angelica twice on white cardstock.  Painted one image and accented wings and halo with glue and glitter.
  2. Painted hair and arms on second image, cut out and mounted with 3D pop-dots.
  3. Die cut Border Duo 1 loop eyelet die on white cardstock.  Cut out skirt and used as a pattern for the loop eyelet.  Traced, cut out, and mounted with one 1/16" pop-dot in middle and taped sides and waist.  Used the eyelets as a pattern for the wings and cut out with X-Acto knife.
  4. Turned arms over and added Glossy Accents down the center of each arm.  When dry mounted and used stylus in the middle to crease arms.


  1. Stamped Happy Holidays.
  2. Used the die cut from Mini Rectangle Tags 2 as a stencil and traced around it to give more room for the words.  Ran edge on inkpad to accent it.  Punched hole.


  1. Cut a white piece of cardstock to 3 1/8"X5.5".
  2. Stamped Cover-A-Card Ornate Snowflakes twice on an 8.5"X11" piece of white cardstock length-wise with Memento Summer Sky (you could also use Fluid Chalk Ice Blue too).
  3. Cut a piece of the Ornate Snowflakes to 3 1/16"X5.25" and mounted on the white piece.

Card Base:

  1. Folded a piece of white cardstock to make a 4.25"X5.5" card.
  2. Die cut one end (width) with the eyelet half from Border Duo 2.


  1. Mounted white satin ribbon to background and mounted on cardfront as shown.
  2. Mounted Angelica with 3D pop-dots.
  3. Mounted Bow from Bow-Easy to ribbon.
  4. Drew silver cord through bow, threaded tag, and tied knot.
  5. Accented with pearl stickers on snowflakes, skirt, wings, and tag, and added heart stick pin.

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Inside Top and Envelope:

  1. Used the smallest snowflake die from Snowflakes for 6 snowflakes on Ornate Snowflake leftover background.  3 for inside and 3 for envelope.
  2. Trimmed 3 to make them smaller and different.
  3. Mounted inside and on envelope as shown and added Viva Decor White Ice Pearl pen to centers.  On the envy, if you flick from the back the pearl flattens so it goes through the mail if needed.

Our Favorite Quote/Saying Challenge is still on until tomorrow night at 10 p.m. EST.  For more details go HERE, and then join us in the fun.  Thanks for stopping by to look and I'll see you back here day after tomorrow for DT Thursday!!





T & T Emboss Resist With Jack & Jill

When I saw Claudia's Jack & Jill and Witch Is In, I thought 'Hansel and Gretel' for some reason.   And for the witch's house part of the new Border Duo 1 looked perfect for the trims I needed.  Here is what I did:


  1. Jack & Jill were inked with Memento Cocoa Brown, stamped twice on white cardstock, painted with Twinks, and cut.
  2. Stickles Diamonds glitter glue was added to Jill's wings and Spica AtYou Pitch Black glitter pen was used for her skirt and hair band, and for J&J's eyes too.
  3. Jack's pumpkin head and Jill's skirt and head band were cut out, painted and mounted with 3D pop-dots.
  4. The bottom branches from Candy Corn Tree were stamped with Memento Cocoa Brown, painted with Twinks, and cut out.
  5. The star wand, Halloween bag, and candies were also painted and cut out.


House & Grass Border:

  1. Stamped CAC Wood Grain on Natural (off-white, ivory, cream) cardstock and cut with House Die.
  2. Border Duo 1 was cut with  a 2 3/4" tall piece of natural cardstock (for roof),  mounted on the house die cut, and trimmed from the back side.
  3. Added Witch Is In with Memento Cocoa Brown, went over it with Spica AtYou Pitch Black glitter pen, and Glossy Accents.
  4. 2 Door and Window die cuts done with Natural cardstock, glued to more cardstock for backing, and filled bottom areas of door with blanks from die cut.
  5. Painted open areas of windows with Twink Lemon Yellow, added a little Stickles Diamonds glitter glue (frost), and mounted.  Added beige pearl sticker to door for handle.
  6. Used the Border Duo 1 with green cardstock for the grass and set aside.



  1. Inked CAC Spider Web with VersaMark and stamped on white cardstock.  Added clear embossing powder and heat embossed.
  2. The photo shows 3 different types of sponge tools (sponge, dauber, or brayer) to ink over the embossed areas with Memento Nautical Blue.  I used the sponge.


  1. Mounted house on the left side of the web BG.
  2. Placed 'grass' to see where to cut for the sidewalk.  Used fingernail to crease on each side, cut, and mounted.
  3. Placed die cut blank from door for sidewalk.
  4. Mounted Jack & Jill with 3D pop-dots.  Added candies, bag, and star wand and embellished with Glossy Accents.  Hematite glitter glue pen used for handle of bag.  Yellow star pin and black organdy bow was added.  Stickles Yellow glitter glue was added to stars on wand and pin.
  5. Mounted card front to white cardstock as shown.
  6. The envelope was handmade using THIS format.  The front was masked for area I didn't want inked with the Spider Web stamp.  The flap was so easy with the Border Duo 1 die by laying the envelope flat and lining up with the die.

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Our Next Challenge

From our new list is this Thursday, September 6.  It is your "Favorite Quote/Saying Challenge".  For those of you who aren't familiar with our challenges, the guidelines are below:

  • Ending time for this challenge is next Wednesday, September 12, at 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format thumbnail format at the end of the September 6 post.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our on-line store.
  • The winner is picked using Random.org.
  • The players are notified of the winner by email that night.
  • The winner's name will be posted with the DT Thursday post on September 13.
  • All entries are posted in the Customer Card Gallery under Card Galleries at the top of the page.

Have some fun, invite a friend to create too, have a stamping party and/or create your card using all IO stamps, and then post it using the Inlinkz at the bottom of the September 6 post.  If you have questions please email me.  My email is right under my name near the top of the sidebar to your right.

If you need inspiration you can check out the 2012 Card Galleries at the top of the blog.  Also, there are direct links to the stamps, their DT posts, and more card samples in our on-line store!


Don't forget we have some new terrific dies in our online store.  If you can't wait, you can hop right to them HERE.

Thanks for stopping by to look and share!  See you back here on Thursday.




Friendship Never Melts Away!


I know it isn't time for Tuesday T&T, but I had this cutie Snowman With Bird card done and so I decided to share it:



  1. Cover-A-Card Ticking was stamped twice (side by side) on white cardstock with Memento Summer Sky.
  2. Cover-A-Card Snowflakes was stamped on the left side Ticking area using Memento Toffee Crunch.
  3. The Snowflakes were also stamped alone on a remnant piece of white cardstock for embellishments on the card, inside card, and envelope.


  1. One Snowman With Bird was stamped on a piece of white cardstock with Memento Toffee Crunch and then cut out.  The nose and arms of the snowman and the bird and his feet were painted.
  2. A second image using the same ink was stamped onto the Cover-A-Card Ticking to the right (without the Snowflakes).  The snowman's neck scarf, hat, and the bird's neck scarf were cut out and mounted using for the 'Paper  Piecing' technique on the snowman and bird.  The stripes on both scarves were painted and the hat rim was painted on the snowman.
  3. A piece of white cardstock was put though the Cuttlebug using the largest Deckled Rectangles die.  The edges were shaded with the Memento Toffee Crunch and a Niji waterbrush.
  4. The cutout image was mounted on the deckled die cut using 3D Pop-Dots (except for the bird on the snowball).   The shadow around the snowman was done with Summer Sky mixed with water and applied with the Niji waterbrush.
  5. The sentiment, Friendship Never Melts, was stamped on white cardstock using Memento Rich Cocoa and put through the Cuttlebug using one of Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two.   The ends were trimmed and the edges painted like the deckled rectangle.  A little roughing of the edges was done using the scissors edge.
  6. Stickles Stardust was added to the snowman, snowball, ground area, and sentiment as shown.  White Flower Soft was added to the pom-pom of the snowman's hat and the rim of the hat.

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The Bird & The Action Wobble:

  1. Remember the bird was left without gluing or 3D pop dots.  Here is how I mounted the Action Wobble.  I didn't want it to have a full wobble.  :-)  So I flipped it over.  Top becomes the bottom and vice versa.
  2. I punched a hole in the corner of the deckled die cut under the bird and snowball area.
  3. I trimmed around the small circle as shown in the first photo above.   Then I threaded it threw the hole like a corkscrew.
  4. Glue dots were used between the bottom of the Wobble and the rectangle base.
  5. Because the Wobble is reversed, a glue dot was added to the little round plastic circle center and then attached to the bird/snowball.  It moves but not enough to break the snowman arm.  The rest of the Wobble base on the bottom was trimmed to the edge of the die cut.


  1. The Ticking with Snowflakes was mounted to white cardstock.
  2. The snowman with bird on rectangle was mounted as shown with no pop dots on only the right-hand bottom corner.
  3. The sentiment was mounted with 3D Pop dots.
  4. Remnant ribbon was threaded under the image and a bow added with the Bow-Easy.
  5. Trimmed snowflakes from that background were trimmed and mounted on the ends with some of the same glitter.

Inside Card & Envy:

  1. Deckle scissors were used on leftover Ticking & Snowflake background for the inside and on envy as shown. 
  2. More trimmed snowflakes from the Snowflake only background were used as shown with added glitter glue.

That's it for this week on T&T.  See  you back here Thursday for our DT member's treat!!  Hope you week turns out great!  Thanks for stopping by to look and say hi!





Tuesday T&T About Those Birds!

No need to say I am really in love with the dkdesigns and this is what I did quickly with two of the birds:

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Bird Collage 1 - E13043, Happy is the Heart - B11073, Elegant Flourish 2 - A8688, Cover-a-Card Sm. Quatrefoil - CC125

Okay, so he looks like a Gingerbread Bird!!!  I used the items below to create my images.  For the Bird Collage 1, I used a really simple stamp technique known to most as "Kissing".

Background and Image stamp area:

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Background Image:

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  1. CAC Sm. Quatrefoil was inked with Memento Bamboo Green ink and stamped on Neenah Natural (off-white, ivory, cream, etc.) cardstock using my Mega Mount. (The Bird Collage image was stamped in the vacant space left on the cardstock.

Bird Collage Kissing:

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  1. The Quatrefoil stamp (laid flat) was inked with the Memento Bamboo Green.
  2. Bird Collage 1 was inked with Memento Desert Sand and then pressed (kiss) to the Quatrefoil stamp.
  3. The Bird Collage was stamped 3 times to vacant areas on the Natural cardstock.
  4. The rose and leaves were painted with twinks, but dyes, other watercolors, or Copic/ShinHan markers can also be used.
  5. One was trimmed around.  On the second I trimmed around the rose with leaves. and mounted to the bird with 3D pop-dots.
  6. I used an olive green marker around the edges of all but the rose petal edges.


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  1. The background was mounted to another piece of natural cardstock.
  2. the ribbon was laid diagonally in the center.
  3. The bird was mounted to the sentiment.
  4. The bird with sentiment was mounted to cardfront with 3D pop-dots.
  5. A bow was made with May Arts ribbon and the Bow-Easy and mounted as shown.
  6. Pearls were added to the bird as shown.  A little bit of Viva Decor Clear Glass was added to the flourishes around the rose.
  7. A pearl heart stickpin was added .

On to my second card for the birds:


Cover-a-Card Toile - CC127, Bird Collage 4 - E13046, So Thankful - B11072, Elegant Flourish 2 - A8688




  1. Maybe this was too easy!  All the images were stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa on an 8.5"X11".  The Bird Collage 4 was stamped 3 times. (One extra for layering and one for the inside of the card)  The roses were painted with a pink
  2. Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles (the two middle dies) were put through the Cuttlebug and then sponged around the edges edges with Rich Cocoa, using the die as a stencil.


  1. A 5"X5" Cover-a-Card Toile piece was mounted on a 5.25"X5.25" piece of dark brown cardstock.
  2. The roses were painted with a darker pink.
  3. A remnant piece of ribbon was placed across the middle.
  4. A Bird Collage 4 was trimmed and mounted to the largest Romantic Rectangle.  The tail was left loose so the sentiment could be attached.
  5. The sentiment was attached.
  6. A bow made with the Bow-Easy from more remnant ribbon and mounted.
  7. A pearl was mounted on the rose and a heart pearl mounted on the right-hand bottom of the sentiment.

Inside Card - Left-hand Side:

  1. The torn edges were sponged, the back taped and it was mounted to the left-side as shown.

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Thanks for stopping by to look and share.  See you back here on DT Thursday!!






T&T Frog Day And CHA DT Blog Hop Coming!!

CHA Summer DT Blog Hop

Before the 'sneak peek', make time this next week to attend our CHA Summer DT Blog Hop:

  • It will be held Monday, July 15, through Friday, July 20.
  • A Gift Certificate Drawing will be held every day and an extra one on Friday.
  • To be eligible to win each day you must leave a comment on the blog of each participating DT members blog for that day.
  • To be eligible to win on the extra drawing Friday you must have commented on each blog each day, including Friday.
  • If you have any questions please ask by emailing me.  My email is near the top of the right-hand column.

Sneak Peek

Hope to see you all there.  Now for the 'sneak peek'.  I want to let you know that the two sneak peek stamps are not available in the online store now, but I will let you know when the stamps shown at CHA are in the online store.

Little Witch &amp; Frog - F11042, Hand Over The Candy - C3832, Cover-A-Card Dotty Circles - CC095, Small Circle Shake-It Pouch, Action Wobble

Below are the items I pulled together to get started.


  1. (VersaMark Resist technique works with any kind of ink.  I used watercolor.  Brayers and any dye or pigment ink will work.  If you use pigment, you may want to wipe down the cardstock after to pull it from the VersaMark. ) Cover-A-Card Dotty Circles was stamped on white cardstock with Versamark.
  2. The dark green and VersaMarked cardstock was put through the Cuttlebug.  The VersaMarked cardstock was trimmed to fit in the center of the dark green.


  1. Little Witch & Frog was inked with Memento Tuxedo Black 3 times.  The first one I used as a map to mount the frog and some of the witch, and also to decide how and where to mount the Small Circle Shake-It Pouch.
  2. They were painted with twinks, but dyes, other watercolors, or Copic/ShinHan markers can also be used.  I stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black and paint with Twinkling H2O's without a problem.   Some people have problems with dyes running when using watercolors.


  3. I trimmed around the little witch and the frog.


  4. After I trimmed around the little frog I made his background.  I wanted him to "wobble".   I used a dark green cardstock remnant and put it though the Cuttlebug using the smaller floral edge.  I am showing you white thinking it would show up better.
  5. Lined up the Shake-It Pouch and drew around the edge.  Trimmed to the white area you see above.  Below shows you how it looks in the green.



  1. I assembled the shaker first by placing the beads/stars in the middle and then removing the seal protection on the Shake-It Pouch and mounted it.  Then I attached the green border and added some stars with Glossy Accents.
  2. I placed it temporarily and mounted the witch with 3D pop dots.
  3. I attached the Action Wobble to the back of the Shake-It Pouch.  Next I attached it to the card front as shown.
  4. I added the May Arts ribbon and a bow, done with the Bow-Easy.


      The sentiment was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and then put through the Cuttlebug with a smaller Spellbinders Labels Eight die.

Thanks for stopping by to look and don't forget you still have until 10 pm tomorrow night to join us in the "Dies" challenge.   DT Thursday is just around the corner too!!