Thursday, July 31, 2014

TWO PAPER DIVAS Design Team Card for the Week of July 28, 2014 - "Caught A Bug"!!

Do you remember as a child running into the house to ask Mom or Dad for a container to catch butterflies, bugs (like fireflies) or worms or something in a special container that was ONLY YOURS!!??  Well, here on this card, I pretended to ask my friend, Melissa, Co-Owner of TWO PAPER DIVAS for this special jar, HER Two Paper Divas "Jelly Jar"!!!  Don't tell her........HA!  This jar was just the right size to catch the darling "bug" from one of her creative sets of bugs stamp set!!  So, I needed some flowers because where do you catch bugs but in the garden ..... RIGHT?  And captured some flowers from my collection of Two Paper Divas stamps and wallah......the card was beginning.

So first after all of that,  I decided on the colors of card stock, pens to color with, the ribbon was obvious, found a piece of card stock for the paper piecing to coordinate the concept and then found some other embellishments AND a card was "born"!! 



  • Jelly Jar Set  -  One of the newest stamp sets
  • Seed Packet Accessories #1 Set - Flowers
  • Mason Jar Accessories 1 - Bugs & Sentiment  (*) See below for Sentiment explanation
Card Stock
  • Lemon (Card Base) - Ellen
  • Jelly Bean Green - Gina K. Designs
  • Green Wag Pattern - Recollections 12 x 12 - for Paper Piecing
  • Neenah Solar White

Pens - SU colors;  Inks - Memento Tuedo Black & Hero Arts Shadow - Soft Granite;  Wink of Stella Clear Brush;  Quickie Glue Pen;  Black & White ribbon by Gina K Designs & Eclipse Tape (**)

(*)  Because I wanted to curve part of the Sentiment and place part of the same Sentiment in another location, I cut apart the full Sentiment.  The pieces can be placed on the block and used in its intended order in the future.  Performing "surgery" on the clear stamps does not hurt the stamps - just be careful when cutting and always store the stamps together when finished using.  This can give your stamps double usage!!  Another way you can look at your stamps is to see if there is a word within the original stamp and cut it out and try and form a new sentence with your stamps set.  This is easily done with "larger" stamps.  

(**)  I used the eclipse tape to "mask" off the area where I stamped the flowers.

I used the Wink of Stella on the flowers & the bugs ...... that is the glistening that is seen in the photo - Cute in person!!

See you next time when I post some of the current cards from my classes.  Never got to that last week......oops!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

TWO PAPER DIVAS Design Team Card - Week of July 21, 2014

Like the Sentiment says......"Relax & Enjoy" your day in your "Flip Flops".  That is what summer time is all about.  Gotta LOVE those darling shoes.  Those of us who live in snow country, we love trading our boots for these wonderful little shoes.  Only issue for us women.......we have to keep our toes painted!!!

I was sitting today and thinking about what I was going to create for TWO PAPER DIVAS Team Card this week and it occurred to me that I needed to get out my huge storage bin and dig through the "baggies".....this is how I store my 6 x 6 Designer Paper Pads.  I went looking for a special paper pad that I knew that I had from Echo Park.  It is called Paradise Beach!!  I know why does a Mountain Girl need "Beachie" paper?  Well for times like this.....silly!!!!  In this pad of paper (and I have two pads ...... never know when one needs more and I always buy at least two) ......but anyway there are so many fun papers and what I have used here is just a small sampling.  So let's GO TO THE BEACH or at least shopping with these cute Flip Flops on and do not forget a beautiful polish on those toes!!!

Products that were used on this card:
  • Two Paper Divas stamp set ......"Life in Flip Flops"
  • Echo Park 6 x 6 Paper Pad .....Paradise Beach
  • Card Base - Bazzill Card Stock ...... Banana Split
  • White Paper Rope by Recollections
  •  Prima Marketing flowers on the Flip Flops - Limeade
  • Tiny Lime Green sequins
  • Lime Green Glitter on the Flip Flops (used Quickie Glue Stick)
  • Fresh Ink Pigment Stamp Pad - Grass
  • Inside Die from the Femme Frame set from Mama Elephant (My favorite Die right now)
  • Label Punch

Sunday, July 20, 2014


I have loved the "stair step cards" since my friend, Melissa Rodgers one of the Co-Owners of TWO PAPER DIVAS, came out here to Pagosa and did a special class in March of 2013 with my ladies who attend my weekly classes. One of the cards which she taught was an Easter card done in the stair step fashion.  After that the ladies said that they wanted to do more.  So, I began to create more designs and one that I created is what you see here using  the TWO PAPER DIVAS set of clear stamps called "Loads of Fun".  Besides the Sentiment which I show on this card, "Just droppin' you a line", there are three more that work so well with this darling set.  You must pop over to the TWO PAPER DIVAS website/store and check it out. AND while you are there be sure to see ALL of their latest sets.


TWO PAPER DIVAS stamp set "Loads of Fun"
Memory Box "Resting Birds" Die (love these birds whether you use one or all five included in the set)
Poppystamps Mini Picket Border Die    
Fiskars "cloud" Punch
Glossy Accents for the rain coming out of the clouds & butterflies
Various card stock (unknown) for the "Paper Piecing Technique" used on the card
Small Butterfly punch purchased from Paper Wishes (two set punch/embossing)
Tiny Grass stamp from Rosies Roadshow
Copic Makers
SU Whisper White Card stock

Next up on my Blog will be a batch of some of the cards which I have been teaching lately in my weekly classes.  Stay tuned and thank you for stopping by and "hanging with me"!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

TWO PAPER DIVA'S Design Team Card - Week of July 7, 2014

Have you ever just gotten a little excited about your mail arriving.......well I did today!!  I knew that sometime this week, and I hoped that it would be today, that I would receive some NEW stamps from Melissa and Gayla, owners of TWO PAPER DIVA'S.  AND......Yes there they were .....thanks Randy, our mailman!!  So I tore into the envelope and got so excited because the stamp that I have featured on this card was what I was hoping for......YAY!!!!  I still love color, especially being a designer in my career that I had for so many wonderful years.  Isn't that a part of the enjoyment of cardmaking as well??   This saying is so beautiful and should be my mantra!!!!


Card base:  Woodgrain Embossed Cardstock by Ellen Hutson
Vellum:  Bazzill Basics Paper
Designer papers:  "Here Comes the Sun" by Gina K. Designs
Multi colored card stock:  By Gina K. Designs
Embossing Powder:  Zing in "leaf" color
Washi Tape (Actually from a pack of 6 x 6)
White Seam Binding
Enamel Dots   

Hope that your 4th of July, America's Holiday, was delightful.  Hugs to all and I will see you soon for more postings.  Been busy with classes this week!!