Dahlias Personified

The stunning color combination of Burmuda Bay and Basic Black make an elegant card.  Dies by Dave gives the Dahlia a unique persona.  Don't forget to stamp your envelope too.

Inspired by:  Beth Rush

Dahlia Personafied

Dahlia Personafied

Non Stampin' UP!

Dies by Dave – Dahlia Framelit


Perfectly Penned





Posted on : Jun 29 2015
Posted under Birthdays, Dies by Dave |

Man Card

I forgot to take a vote yesterday at Stamp Camp for the favorite card.  It would be hard to choose.  This card had everyone oohing & ahing and talking, “Man Card”so I would venture to say that it was a favorite.  The lush colors of the Morning Mocha DSP give this card a stunning presence. 

I went to a 50th birthday party last night and tucked a Macy’s gift card inside for the distinguished guest of honor.   All went into a Crumb Cake Medium Envelope.

You know me, I have to milk it for all it’s worth.

Inspiration:  Mary Fish

Stamp Set:  Perfectly Penned
Paper: Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake , Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso
Cool Tools: 1" Square Punch (to make the flag) , Neutral Brads,  Paper Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, Dimensionals

Posted on : Apr 23 2012
Posted under Birthdays, Masuline |

Double D Bow Maker

This card tied for first as the favorite at last week’s stamp camp.  It’s very simple but exceedingly elegant.  It could be used for many occassions and I believe my stampers used all of the sentiments in the Perfectly Penned stamp set to make their card their own.  

I know what you’re thinking.  What about that bow?  Well it just so happens that I have a new toy.  Love new toys.  I got this bow maker from Glenda Galkin, a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from Michigan.  Glenda’s sixth grade son Dean, is making these using the skills he learned in wood shop at school.  If you know anything about me, you know that I am an absolute sap when it comes to helping entrepreneurial kids.  Even better when it fills one of my tool junky squares.

If you’re interested, you can purchase the Double-D Bow Maker at Glenda Galkin’s website. There’s a video that tells the whole story. Once you receive your bow maker, you will be provided a link to a detailed video tutorial that shows several ways to use the bow maker.

Another unique concept about this card is the structure.  The base of the card is 5 ½” x 4 ¼”.  This card is made with Basic Black Card Stock.  The Whisper White Card Stock is cut at 10 ½” by 4”, folded & scored in half and mounted to the Basic Black Card Stock.  I received this card for free as a bonus with my bow maker.  What a deal for the Queen of Copy!


Fresh Vintage Stamp Set

Stamp Set:  Fresh Vintage Stamp Set, Perfectly Penned
Ink:  Stazon Black
Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Labels Collections Framelits Die, Basic Pearls, 3/8” Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Adhesive

Posted on : Mar 23 2012
Posted under Occasions, Thank You |