Core Cards Creative Frenzy

Hello Peeps,

True confession time … I am a paper junkie, card stock, patterned paper, scrap paper, post it note paper, toilet paper (oops – didn’t think you noticed) – I LOVE paper period. DH thinks my studio is a fire hazard and the stamps only serve as fuel! LOL – I just love being in my paper haven.

Today I’m sharing the many ways I work with paper. (love making a video tutorial once I get my studio cleaned up)

Project #1: Paint it.

This one I dabbed on with a stippling brush. Dip my brush into many colors and twirl it on the cardstock. Well I stamped it after that, punched it and sewed on it too! Followed by some wet embossing .. you can’t do too much with cardstock!

Project #2: Cut and emboss.

It’s paper – how can you not cut it! I die cut a big ole’ hole in the middle and embossed the heck out of it. I love the colored core of the Core’dination paper I used. It brings out the design so much more! Oh I wish I had some of the kraft core paper but my Archivers or LSS didn’t carry them..hmm.

Project #3: Score it and sand it.

Well, actually I didn’t want to score it by hand so I ran it into the crimping machine (which I cranked by hand … does that count?) and sanded it to get the way COOL score lines! It sure made lining up the sentiments so much easier.

If you love paper as much as I do – head on over to Core’dinations and get the amazing variety of colored core cardstock that you can humanly manipulate!


New Diners Set June release

Good morning everyone,

It’s the 1st of the month and there is always a new Gourmet Rubber Stamp Diners Set release on the 1st of the month. Check it out …

The Seed packet image was what caught my eye 1st and this is what I created.


Paired that with the strawberry plant from May’s new appetizer set and the watering can from the Water your Soul appetizer set and some Lily Bee Design (red checkered – love that the paper looks like a picnic mat), Making Memories (strawberry paper) and Papertrey Ink fence and doily die to get the sweetest little homely card I’ve made. There is still more to devour in this Diners Club set! Sigh – I love this life.

Challenge entered:

Moxie Fab World – Doilies & Lace challenge

Moxie Fab World – Gingham challenge


New May Appetizer sets by Gourmet Rubber Stamp

Hello everyone,

I want to introduce Happy Independence and Strawberry Sweet. Two new appetizer sets by Gourmet Rubber Stamp!

How cool are these sets! Makes me all ready for summer and 4th of July! I used the Happy Independence set on my card today – love the the old world tradition in the font and the flag.

I used the Strawberry Sweet with the new June Diner Club set, which I will be posting on June 1st. So watch for it …

In the meantime, check out what my other team mates have done with these cute appetizer set – it’s simply inspirational galore:

Deb Felts

Jeni Allen

Jennifer Ingle

Kendra Wietstock

Kelli Palmer

Stephanie Lee (you are here)

Taylor Usry