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Hi and welcome to my blog, I hope you enjoy your experience with me today. Linda Fisher

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

 Sending Smiles Stamps & Dies 


The Stampin' Up! Catalog is filled with many fantastic examples and samples of cards.  You can find the card from which I copied on Page 26 of the 2023-24 Catalog.  
I did add two extra layers, and basically it is about the same as the one the SU designer made for the catalog.

Recipe:
  • The 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 base of Parakeet Party is scored at 4 1/4.
  • The Boho Blue layer is 5 1/4 x 4.
  • The piece of Delightfully Eclectic Designer Series Paper is 5 x 3 3/4.
  • The Basic White is cut from the largest of the rounded rectangle die from the Nested Essentials Dies.
  • The flowers are stamped with Daffodil Delight & Night of Navy centers.  The leaves are stamped with Parakeet Party.  Both cut out with the Sending Dies.
  • The large word, "Sending", is cut out with Basic White that has been added to a piece of a Foam Sheet, and the Night of Navy "Sending" is cut out and added to the large white "Sending" with a Fine Tip Glue Pen.
  • The "Birthday Wishes" are stamped with Night of Navy on a 1 7/8 x 1/2 piece of Basic White.
  • All done and remember to decorate your envelope.
Should you want to order any of the supplies I used to make this card, please just click Right Here or you can click on the 2024 Spring Mini Catalog, or the 2023-24 Annual Catalog right here on my blog.

I hold monthly adult card-making classes in my home at 555 Williamsdale Road, Graham, NC 27253.  If you would like to attend my March 19th or 23rd, 2024 classes, or want information on my kits-to-go, please see my class schedule right here on my blog or on my Stampin' Up! website, found Here.  
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.~
Linda-

Saturday, February 17, 2024

 Beautiful Card from our January, 2024 Shoe Box Swap 


This beautiful card was offered by Wendie Jamison at our last Shoe Box Swap.  Wendie is one of my very talented downline, and a sweet friend.
We usually gather bi-monthly and bring card kits for each other to make.  We have lunch, provided by us, and have lots of fellowship.  
Our next SBS is Saturday, April 20, 2024, and if you would like to join us, or want more information please do not hesitate to contact me at: angelsofjoy@gmail.com

Recipe:
  • The Lemon Lolly bases are 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.
  • The Petal Pink layers are 5 1/4 x 4.
  • The 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 Basic White pieces are cut out with 2nd from the largest of the Perennial Postage Dies.
  • The two 1 1/2" squares of Delightfully Eclectic DSP are cut out with the smallest Perennial Postage square dies.  (This DSP is free with a $50.00 order, before tax & shipping during Sale-a-bration.)  Ends February 29, 2024.
  • The 1 3/4" Lemon Lolly scallop circle and the circle of Flight & Airy DSP are cut out with the Stylish Shapes dies.
  • The 3/8" Sheer Ribbon is wrapped around both cards, and a bow is added with glue dots.
  • The "hello", from Biggest Wish, is stamped with Pretty Peacock ink.
Should you want to order any of the supplies I used to make this card, please just click Right Here or you can click on the 2024 Spring Mini Catalog, or the 2023-24 Annual Catalog right here on my blog.

I hold monthly adult card-making classes in my home at 555 Williamsdale Road, Graham, NC 27253.  My March 23rd class is full, and if you would like to attend my March 19th 2024, class, or want information on my kits-to-go, please see my class schedule right here on my blog or on my Stampin' Up! website, found Here.  
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.~
Linda-

Saturday, February 10, 2024

  Cutest Cow for my February 2024 Creative Therapy Classes


Fresh Freesia, Basic Black, Basic White cardstock, Bright & Beautiful DSP, 
Stripes & Splatters 3D Embossing Folder, Decorative Circle Punch, Deckled Circle Dies 

Berry Burst, Basic Black, & Basic White cardstock, Bright & Beautiful DSP, 
Timber 3D Embossing Folder, Decorative Circle Punch, Deckled Circle Dies

Another fun offering for my February 6 & 10, 2024 classes.  Everyone had a good time making "Bessie".

Recipe:
  • The bases are 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.
  • The next layers are 5 1/4 x 4.
  • The 5 x 3 3/4 layers are embossed with two different embossing folders. Make sure you stamp your words on this piece before you emboss with your favorite die cutting machine.
  • The 5 x 2 Basic Black layers are the bases for the 4 7/8 x 1 3/4 Designer Series Papers.
  • Bessie's body is stamped on a piece of Basic White and cut out with a Deckled Circle Die and added to a piece of Basic Black that has been punched out with a Decorative Circle Punch.
  • I colored her with a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker, and one of the Natural Tones Blends.
  • The grass is stamped with Old Olive ink and a stamp from the Cutest Cow set.
  • Bessie's head is stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Basic White and punched out with the Cutest Cow punch.  Her head is added with a couple of Mini-Dimensionals.
Should you want to order any of the supplies I used to make this card, please just click Right Here or you can click on the 2024 Spring Mini Catalog, or the 2023-24 Annual Catalog right here on my blog.

I hold monthly adult card-making classes in my home at 555 Williamsdale Road, Graham, NC 27253.  If you would like to attend my March 19th or 23rd, 2024 classes, or want information on my kits-to-go, please see my class schedule right here on my blog or on my Stampin' Up! website, found Here.  
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.~
Linda-

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

 Country Bouquet for my February 2024 Creative Therapy Classes
I used the Most Adored DSP for this card, and by cutting it at an angle you get to see both sides of the paper.  So many possibilities so little time.  This paper is FREE with an order of at least $50.00 during Sale-a-Bration until February 29, 2024.

All will be making this beautiful Valentine's card at my February 2024 classes.  Once again, I am excited to share.

Recipe:
  • The Real Red base is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.
  • The 5 1/4 x 4 piece of some Most Adored DSP is cut on a diagonal and adhered to the Real Red with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  • The next 4 5/8 x 3 1/4 Real Red layer is the base for the 4 1/2 x 3 1/8 Basic White.  
  • The Basic White is stamped with Mossy Meadow, Granny Apple Green, and Real Red inks.
  • I made stripped hearts by using one of the heart stamps from the Country Bouquet set, Real Red ink, and Basic White cardstock.  I punched the hearts with the Country Bouquet punch.
  • The second heart is punched from the Most Adored DSP.  
  • The red glimmer heart is from some retired SU paper.
  • All done and remember to decorate your envelope. 
Should you want to order any of the supplies I used to make this card, please just click Right Here or you can click on the 2024 Spring Mini Catalog, or the 2023-24 Annual Catalog right here on my blog.

I hold monthly adult card-making classes in my home at 555 Williamsdale Road, Graham, NC 27253.  If you would like to attend my March 19th or 23rd, 2024 classes, or want information on my kits-to-go, please see my class schedule right here on my blog or on my Stampin' Up! website, found Here.  
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.~
Linda-

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

 Everyday Details & Dainty Delight Funfold for my February 2024 Creative Therapy card classes


I came across a surprisingly easy fun-fold card by Kylie Bertucci and it looked like something I wanted to offer at both of my February 2024 classes.
I used some of my favorite stamps, Countryside Inn Designer Series Papers and coordinating cardstock colors.    
You can see Kylie's video and watch how she put her card together, right Here, post of March 22, 2022.  

Please see the bottom of this post for all the supplies I used to make my card.


Should you want to order any of the supplies I used to make this card, please just click Right Here or you can click on the 2024 Spring Mini Catalog, or the 2023-24 Annual Catalog right here on my blog.
I hold monthly adult card-making classes in my home at 555 Williamsdale Road, Graham, NC 27253.  My February 2024 classes are full and if you would like to attend my March 19th or 23rd, 2024 classes, or want information on my kits-to-go, please see my class schedule right here on my blog or on my Stampin' Up! website, found Here.  
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.~
Linda-

Friday, January 26, 2024

 Softly Sophisticated Bundle for my February 2024 Creative Therapy Classes

When I was looking for ideas for my February 2024 classes, I came across Jamie's card on Pinterest. I followed the path to Jamie's blog, Stamp it up with Jamie, post of 12/6/2023 and you can see her card Here.
The Softly Sophisticated Bundle is free with a $100 order and the Softly Stippled DSP is free with a $50.00 order during Sale-a-Bration until February 29, 2024.  Free is wonderful.

Recipe:
  • The Shaded Spruce base is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.
  • The Calypso Coral layer is 5 1/4 x 4.
  • The Basic White layer is 5 x 3 3/4.  I dry embossed this piece with the new Softly Sophisticated Embossing Folder.  After that, I used a Blending Brush to add some Calypso Coral ink, starting from the bottom, to create an ombre look.  I adhered this piece to the Calypso Coral with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  • I used a piece of Basic White, a piece of Softly Stippled DSP and the largest of the Tailored Tag dies to cut out two tags.  I also used the same dies to cut out a Calypso Coral tag reinforcer to add to the Basic White tag.
  • The Basic White tag is stamped with Shaded Spruce and Calypso Coral ink.
  • I adhered the two tags together and added them to the card front with Dimensionals.
  • I threaded some Natural Trim through the two tags and tied it together with White Twine from the Bakers Twine Essentials Pack and made a bow. 
  • I stamped words from Crafting with You in Shaded Spruce on Petal Pink and punched it out with a 1 3/4" Circle Punch and added it to the card with Dimensionals.
  • All done, and remember to decorate your envelope.
Should you want to order any of the supplies I used to make this card, please just click Right Here or you can click on the 2024 Spring Mini Catalog, or the 2023-24 Annual Catalog right here on my blog.
I hold monthly adult card-making classes in my home at 555 Williamsdale Road, Graham, NC 27253.  My February 2023 classes are full and if you would like to attend my March 19th or 23rd, 2024 classes, or want information on my kits-to-go, please see my class schedule right here on my blog or on my Stampin' Up! website, found Here.  
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.~
Linda-

Monday, January 22, 2024

 Perennial Postage Bundle

My sweet friend and Stampin' Up! Downline gifted me with this beautiful card, and I so pleased to share her talents.

Recipe:
  • The Gorgeous Grape layer base is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.
  • The 5 1/4 x 4 Old Olive layer is embossed with the Cane Weave folder.
  • The 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 piece of Basic White is cut out with a Perennial Postage Die ending up with a 4 1/2 x 3 1/4 piece of cardstock.
  • The flowers are stamped with Gorgeous Grape and Basic Gray ink, cut out with the Perennial Postage dies and added to the card with dimensionals.
  • The words are stamped with Versamark ink, heat embossed with white powder, and cut out with a 1 1/4" circle punch.
  • The Paper Butterfly Accent is colored with a Blending Brush and Highland Heather ink.
  • Three Purple Fine Shimmer Gems are added for interest.
  • All done and remember to decorate your envelope. 
Should you want to order any of the supplies I used to make this card, please just click Right Here or you can click on the 2024 Spring Mini Catalog, or the 2023-24 Annual Catalog right here on my blog.
I hold monthly adult card-making classes in my home at 555 Williamsdale Road, Graham, NC 27253.  My February 2023 classes are full and if you would like to attend my March 19th or 23rd, 2024 classes, or want information on my kits-to-go, please see my class schedule right here on my blog or on my Stampin' Up! website, found Here.  
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.~
Linda-

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

   Feathered Flight

I offered this easy card at both of my January 2024 classes, and everyone enjoyed making it and having a masculine card on hand.

Recipe:
  • The Pretty Peacock layer base is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.
  • The Crumb Cake layer is 5 1/4 x 4.
  • The Pecan Pie layer is 5 x 3 3/4 and is stamped with imaged from Feathered Flight and Copper Clay ink.
  • The 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 Very Vanilla piece of cardstock is stamped with Copper Clay ink and cut out with the largest square of the Stylish Shapes Dies. I adhered this piece to a 3 x 3 piece of Pretty Peacock with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  • I cut a 10" length of Pecan Pie ribbon and adhered to the back the above combination and adhered all to the card with dimensionals.
  • All done and remember to decorate your envelope.
Should you want to order any of the supplies I used to make this card, please just click Right Here or you can click on the 2024 Spring Mini Catalog, or the 2023-24 Annual Catalog right here on my blog.
I hold monthly adult card-making classes in my home at 555 Williamsdale Road, Graham, NC 27253.  My February 2023 classes are full and if you would like to attend my March 19th or 23rd, 2024 classes, or want information on my kits-to-go, please see my class schedule right here on my blog or on my Stampin' Up! website, found Here.  
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.~
Linda-

Sunday, January 14, 2024

  Sending Love and Zany Zoo for my January, 2024 Creative Therapy Classes

I offered this card at both of my January 2024 classes and all who attended said they enjoyed the technique of blending and coloring with Stampin' Blends.

Recipe:

  • The Granny Apple Green base is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.
  • The Boho Blue layer is 5 1/4 x 4. 
  • The Basic White layer is 5 x 3 3/4.
    • I began by punching a 1" hole in a scrap of cardstock and using this piece to sponge a sun with Lemon Lolly ink.
    • Next, I covered the 1" sponged Lemon Lolly sun with a 1" circle cardstock piece and used one of the dies from the Basic Borders dies, & Balmy Blue ink and sponged clouds midway down the card.
    • Next, I used a Blending Brush and Pool Party ink and lightly sponged the middle to the bottom of the card front.
    • I stamped the mailbox with Tuxedo Memento Black ink and colored it with Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler and Natural Tones Stampin' Blends.
    • I made the little envelope by stamping Crumb Cake with black ink and cutting it out with one of the Sending Love Dies.  I added it to the mailbox with a glue dot.  I added a Cherry Cobbler heart with a glue dot.
    • I cut out the grass with a Sending Love Die and Parakeet Party and Granny Apple Green cardstock and added these pieces with liquid glue.
    • I stamped the words on Basic White with black ink and cut it out with a Stylish Shapes Die.  
    • I stamped "Happy Birthday to You", from Zany Zoo, with black ink on Boho Blue cardstock and punched this out with a 1" circle punch and added this over the "I Miss You" words with a dimensional.
  • All done and remember to decorate your envelope.

Should you want to order any of the supplies I used to make this card, please just click Right Here or you can click on the 2024 Spring Mini Catalog, or the 2023-24 Annual Catalog right here on my blog.
I hold monthly adult card-making classes in my home at 555 Williamsdale Road, Graham, NC 27253.  My February 2023 classes are full and if you would like to attend my March 19th or 23rd, 2024 classes, or want information on my kits-to-go, please see my class schedule right here on my blog or on my Stampin' Up! website, found Here.  
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.~
Linda-

Monday, January 8, 2024

  Sparkling Snowflakes & Season of Chic for my January 2024 Creative Therapy Classes

Sparkling Snowflakes is a wonderful set to have for Christmas cards, Winter cards, and even for those having birthdays in January.   Snowflakes are fun for Winter.  I am excited to share with all of my ladies attending my January 9th and 13th Creative Therapy Classes.

Recipe:

  • The Azure Afternoon base is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.
  • The Silver Foil layer is 5 1/4 x 4.
  • The Basic White is 5 1/4 x 4 and is cut out with the largest of the Deckled Rectangle Dies.
  • I placed a 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 piece of Balmy Blue and Vellum cardstock on top of one another and cut both pieces with the 2nd from the largest of the Deckled Rectangle Dies.
  • I used stamps from Sparkling Snowflakes and Season of Chic and heat embossed both pieces with white embossing powder.  I adhered the Vellum to the Balmy Blue with glue dots.
  • I wrapped some Azure Afternoon ribbon around the Balmy Blue and Vellum cardstock combination, then adhered this to the Basic White with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  • I threaded another piece of the Azure Afternoon thru the first piece of ribbon and made a small knot.
  • For the words:
    • I cut a 2 3/8 x 1 1/8 piece of Silver Foil and added it to the card front.
    • I cut 2 1/2 x 1 1/8 pieces of Balmy Blue and Vellum Cardstock with the smallest of the Deckled Rectangle Dies.
    • Heat embossed the Vellum with white embossing powder and words from Sparkling Snowflakes.  
    • I used a Blending Brush & Balmy Blue ink to color the Vellum.
    • I adhered the Vellum to the Balmy Blue and added this combination to the Silver Foil with dimensionals.  
  • I cut out three silver snowflakes using the Chic dies and added them to the card with glue dots. 
  • All done and remember to decorate your envelope.

Should you want to order any of the supplies I used to make this card, please just click Right Here.

I hold monthly adult card-making classes in my home at 555 Williamsdale Road, Graham, NC 27253.  If you would like to attend my February 6th or 10th, 2024 classes, or want information on my kits-to-go, please see my class schedule right here on my blog or on my Stampin' Up! website, found Here.  
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.~
Linda-

Thursday, January 4, 2024

 Cradled in Love a
Sale-a-bration Free set

FREE, yes indeedy, the set from which I made this card, Cradled in Love is absolutely FREE during Sale-a-bration for placing a $50.00 order.  

Recipe:

  • The Lemon Lolly base is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.
  • The Lighter Than Air DSP layer is 5 1/4 x 4 cut on an angle. 
  • To make the scalloped piece: I used the largest of the Scalloped Contour Dies, and a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 piece of Pool Party.
  • The Watercolor Paper is 4 5/8 x 3 1/4.
    • I stamped the rug, crib, and mobile with Pecan Pie ink.
    • I used a Watercolor Painter, Bubblebath, Lemon Lolly and Pecan Pie ink to color each item.
    • I stamped the words with Pecan Pie ink on Lemon Lolly cardstock, used my Paper Snips to cut apart the words and added them to the card with Mini-Dimensionals.
    • I added Lemon Lolly 3/8" Sheer Ribbon behind the Watercolor Paper.
  • All done and remember to decorate your envelope.

My January 4-31, 2024 Special: 

I will send you a pack of Tinsel Gems Four-Pack from the 2023-24 Annual catalog at no cost to you, with an online order of $50.00 or more, (before tax & shipping) between January 4-31, 2024.  Also, you will receive a free item from the Sale-a-bration Catalog.

Please use my January host code: UTPPYF3K


Should you want to order any of the supplies I used to make this card, please just click Right Hereand please use my January host code: UTPPYF3K to receive a free pack of Tinsel Gems Four-Pack. 

I hold monthly adult card-making classes in my home at 555 Williamsdale Road, Graham, NC 27253.  If you would like to attend my February 6th or 10th, 2024 classes, or want information on my kits-to-go, please see my class schedule right here on my blog or on my Stampin' Up! website, found Here.  
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.~
Linda-

Monday, January 1, 2024

 Gorgeously Made for my first set of Creative Therapy Classes of 2024 & the
Faux Silk Technique
I'm so excited because I am offering this beautiful card at both of my January 2024 classes. I used a stamp set & dies from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, Gorgeously Made.  

Recipe:

  • The Moody Mauve base is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.
  • The Mossy Meadow layer is 5 1/4 x 3 1/2 and the edge is cut out with one of the Gorgeously Made Dies. 
  • The Masterfully Made DSP is 5 x 1 1/4.
  • The Basic White is 4 3/4 x 2 1/2.
    • I stamped this piece with Moody Mauve, Crushed Curry, and Mossy Meadow.
    • Next, I took a 5 3/4 x 3 1/2 piece of white tissue paper (like the kind you would use to wrap a gift) and crinkled it into a ball.
    • I used an Elmers glue stick, (any glue stick will work), and covered the entire stamped Basic White piece.
    • Uncrumpled and smoothed out the tissue paper over the stamped Basic White piece.  Flipped this piece over and glued the excess tissue paper to the back.
  • I added some Moody Mauve textured ribbon to the Faux Silk piece, then added the Crushed Curry branch to the back, and adhered all to the card front.
  • I threaded another piece of the Moody Mauve ribbon thru the existing ribbon and made a small knot.
  • The words are stamped with Mossy Meadow ink.
  • Three Berry Burst adhesive-backed gems are added.
  • All done and remember to decorate your envelope.

My January 4-31, 2024 Special: 

I will send you a pack of Tinsel Gems Four-Pack from the 2023-24 Annual catalog at no cost to you, with an online order of $50.00 or more, (before tax & shipping) between January 4-31, 2024.  Also, you will receive a free item from the Sale-a-bration Catalog.

Please use my January host code: UTPPYF3K


Should you want to order any of the supplies I used to make this card, please just click Right Hereand please use my January host code: UTPPYF3K to receive a free pack of Tinsel Gems Four-Pack. 

I hold monthly adult card-making classes in my home at 555 Williamsdale Road, Graham, NC 27253.  My January 2024 classes are full and if you would like to attend my February 6th or 10th, 2024 classes, or want information on my kits-to-go, please see my class schedule and the registration deadline of January 25, 2024, right here on my blog or on my Stampin' Up! website, found Here.  
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.~
Linda-