Posts Tagged ‘Teeny Tiny Wishes’


My husband and I are celebrating our anniversary tomorrow and here’s the card I’ll be giving him. I wanted to use the Epic Day This and That paper and was drawn to the subtle colors of this particular sheet of paper — I love the mix of Pool Party, Gumball Green and Basic Gray. I created the heart by using the scalloped heart die in the Hearts a Flutter Framelits set. The polka-dotted heart is the second-to-smallest heart in the Hearts Collection Framelits set and the small, floral heart is the smallest die in the same set. The smallest heart was die cut out of Smoky Slate cardstock and was stamped in Smoky Slate ink with the floral hexagon in the Six-Sided Sampler set.

Stamps: Six-Sided Sampler, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper: Pool Party, Epic Day This and That DSP, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray

Ink: Smoky Slate, Basic Gray

Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Hearts a Flutter Framelits Die, Hearts Collection Framelits Dies, Silver Mini Brads, Rhinestone, Pool Party Satin Ribbon (retired), Paper Piercing Tool and Mat

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50th wedding anniversary card for my husband’s aunt and uncle. I used my daughter’s birthday card from last year (found here) as inspiration. It’s very difficult to work with only two colors on a card — I kept wanting to add a splash of color on the butterfly and the flower. In the end, though, I think just using the gold embossing powder with the vanilla background worked well and it kept with the golden anniversary theme.

I created the flower by punching seven scallops out of Very Vanilla cardstock with the  7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch. One at a time, I placed a scallop in the palm of my hand and lightly spritzed it with water and crumpled it into a ball. After crumpling all seven, I carefully opened them up, stacked them all together and punched a hole in the center using a paper piercing tool and mat. I then attached the Antique Brad and shaped the petals. Once the piece was dry, I gently pressed just the edges of the flower onto a VersaMark ink pad, then dipped the edges in gold embossing powder and embossed it. I was initially going to use SU!’s Brushed Gold cardstock for the numbers, but it didn’t quite match the gold embossing, so to create the letters I did the following: 1. Pressed a VersaMark ink pad on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock 2. Applied gold embossing powder and heat set it 3. Die cut this embossed piece using the 5 and 0 from the Typeset Alphabet Bigz die.

So everything’s all matchy-matchy, which makes me happy-happy. 🙂 Now to send this off to California without squashing it! Does anyone have any suggestions for mailing bulky cards? I am tempted to send it in a plain old shoe box! 😉

P.S. I’m working with a new camera and ended up taking this photo in landscape rather than portrait — if it’s too small to see, please click on the photo for a closer look.

Stamps: Papaya Collage, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper: Very Vanilla

Ink: VersaMark

Accessories: Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die, Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, Delicate Designs Embossing Folder, 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Antique Brad, Pearls, Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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For a high school graduate whose school colors are blue and gray (*sigh* this is only two months overdue). ;). This is another complete CASE of a card in the new SU! catalog. I was worried that it would be difficult to create a card with these colors for a female graduate, but I’m really pleased with the results. 🙂


Congratulations, Illyanna!

Stamps: Daydream Medallions, Flowering Flourishes, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper: Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Basic Gray

Ink: Midnight Muse, Bashful Blue, Basic Gray, Gumball Green

Accessories: Modern Mosaic Folder, Floral Frames Collection Framelits Dies, 2-1/2″ Circle Punch, Antique Brad, Midnight Muse 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Welcome to the Control Freaks May 2013 blog tour! We’ve created projects using new items from the upcoming 2013-2014 Stampin’ Up! catalog. If you’re following the tour, you’ve just come from Barb Mullikin’s blog.

Here are my two projects!

PROJECT #1 – Graduation Thank You Card


My first project is a graduation thank you card. My son graduated from high school last week and his school colors are red, black and white. I wanted a design that would have a masculine feel to it and be easy to replicate. The new Mosaic Madness stamp set and coordinating Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder and Mosaic Punch all came in handy for this project.

Stamps: Mosaic Madness, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Lacy & Lovely

Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black

Ink: Black StazOn, Real Red

Accessories: Modern Mosaic Folder, Big Shot, 2-1/2″ Circle Punch, Mosaic Punch, Basic Black 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Rhinestone, Stampin’ Dimensionals

PROJECT #2 – Graduation Open House 3×3 Thank You Notecards


My second project is a set of small 3×3 thank you notecards for those who attended my son’s open house. The “Thank U” stamp is from the Pennant Parade set and is punched with the 3/4″ Circle Punch.


Stamps: Label Love, Pennant Parade

Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black

Ink: Black StazOn

Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots Folder, Big Shot, 3/4″ Circle Punch, 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Artisan Label Punch, Real Red 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals

To see the next blog, please click the link below. Patty Bennett is next! Thanks so much for taking the tour!

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Here’s a retirement card for my boss who is retiring this week. I cased myself and used THIS card for inspiration. 😉 The flowers were created by inking up the base stamp in Pool Party ink, stamping off once on scrap paper and then stamping on Whisper White cardstock. The “highlight” stamp was stamped in full-strength Pool Party ink. I then stamped the highlight stamp again in VersaMark ink and embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder for added sparkle. I was struggling with the sentiment and was going to use a “congratulations” stamp, but then on a whim (and a little bit of desperation) I did one last search of the catalog and found there IS a “Happy Retirement” stamp in the Teeny Tiny Wishes set! It was the perfect size and font for my card!! It makes me so happy when a card comes together just how I want it to! 😉

Congratulations, Cathy!!! ❤


Stamps: Stippled Blossoms, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Artistic Etchings, French Foliage, Collage Curios

Paper: Whisper White

Ink: Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Black StazOn, Crumb Cake, VersaMark

Accessories: Fancy Fan Folder, Big Shot, Tea Lace Paper Doily, Large Oval Punch, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Sycamore Street Pool Party Ribbon (SAB 2013 retired), Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sponge

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Welcome to the Control Freaks April 2013 blog tour! We’ve created birthday projects this month. If you’re following the tour, you’ve just come from Wendy Weixler’s blog.

Here are my two projects!

PROJECT #1 – Happy Birthday Niece


My first project is a birthday card for my niece who turns 11 next month. The leaves were “frosted” by applying 2-Way Glue Pen adhesive directly onto the leaves and then sprinkling them with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.

Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Build a Blossom, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper: Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Floral District

Ink: Lucky Limeade, Tangerine Tango

Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots Folder, Big Shot, Blossom Punch, Blossom Petals Builder Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Old Olive Brights Designer Button, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

PROJECT #2 – Happy Birthday Nephew


And here’s another birthday card — this one’s for my nephew who will turn 13 in June. I stamped the large, winged image in Black StazOn ink on a transparency sheet and then cut it out with scissors. The image is popped up on dimensionals that are hidden by the baseball.

Stamps: Great Sport, Curly Cute

Paper: Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, More Mustard, Whisper White, Polka Dot Parade DSP (Old Olive)

Ink: Black StazOn, More Mustard

Accessories: Chevron Folder, Big Shot, 1-3/8″ Circle Punch, Basic Black Neutrals Brads, Stampin’ Dimensionals

To see the next blog, please click the link below. Connie Babbert is next! Thanks so much for taking the tour!

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Sympathy card for a friend. The layout was inspired by a card in the catalog.


Stamps: Stippled Blossoms, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, First Edition DSP, Print Poetry DSP

Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Old Olive, Crumb Cake

Accessories: Paper Piercing Tool & Mat, Sponge, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2-Way Glue Pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Vintage Faceted Designer Button, Large Pearl, Small Pearls, Modern Label Punch, Old Olive 3/8″ Striped Organdy Ribbon, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, 1-3/8″ Circle Punch, Color Spritzer Tool

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Birthday card for my boss. The flowers were stamped in Raspberry Ripple and Summer Starfruit ink, overstamped in VersaMark ink (using a Stamp-a-ma-jig) and then embossed with Irisdescent Ice embossing powder. I sponged Summer Starfruit ink along the edges of the Starfuit panel and then using the direct-to-paper method, I ran a VersaMark ink pad along the edges and embossed it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder as well. If you click on the photo, you can see the shimmer.

Stamps: Fabulous Florets, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper: Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Whisper White

Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Black StazOn, VersaMark

Accessories: Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Jewelry Tag Punch, Sewing Machine and Thread, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sponge, Gumball Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, Whisper White Baker’s Twine

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Sympathy card for a friend of my husband’s.

Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper: Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette, Fan Fair DSP

Ink: Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Crumb Cake

Accessories: Framed Tulips Folder, Bitty Banners Framelit, Big Shot, Sponge, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Pearls, Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon

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I love to read and pin quotes that I find on Pinterest and this card makes me think of a quote I found on there recently that says,

“At some point, you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart but not in your life.”

Sigh — that is so true! This card is for those special people I’ve had the privilege of knowing that are still in my heart but maybe not in my life at this particular moment. You know who you are! 😉

This card is simple and easy to make — you can whip it up in about 10 minutes or less!

Stamps: Postage Due, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse, Bashful Blue

Accessories: Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Sponge, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Postage Stamp Punch

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