Barn Door Bundle

Yes stamper, I’m back with another ‘Must Have’ – the Barn Door Bundle! Do you love interactive cards? Cards with parts that move? Then this Bundle is definitely for you 馃檪

The Barn Door Bundle includes the Barn Door stamp set and the Sliding Door Framelits Dies – at a 10% savings! The door and it’s coordinating stamps are super cute on their own, but adding some movement and die cut accessories = WOW!


Here’s what you get with the Bundle.

Barn Door Bundle

There are dies to cut the wreath flowers as a whole, or each separately; even a die for the door handle! Use with the track cutting die and washers, and your door will actually slide!

Stampin’ Up! has created a video on how to use the slider; it’s very helpful to watch when you’re putting it together for the first time.


Too cute, or what? Of course I had to make a sample for my Sale-A-Bration Celebration a couple of weekends ago, so everyone could see how cute it is in person. Here is what I created.



Barn Door Bundle

This is my card front, with the door slid ‘closed’.聽 You can read the outside/first sentiment on the left.


My card base is created of Pool Party cardstock. The panel on top is also Pool Party, embossed with the Big Shot and Seaside Embossing Folder. Die cut the tracks for the door using the Big Shot and Sliding Door Framelits Dies.

Next, stamp the door image in Soft Suede ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock. Stamp the wreath image onto Old Olive cardstock in Garden Green ink. The flowers are stamped onto Whisper White cardstock using the Stampin’ Write Markers in Berry Burst, Crushed Curry and Sweet Sugarplum. Use the Sliding Door Framelits to die cut these pieces, as well as the track, hardware and door handle from Basic Black cardstock.

Attach the hardware pieces to the door with Multipurpose Liquid Glue, and the flowers to the wreath and the wreath to the door with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Use the Liquid Glue to attach the black ‘track’ above the die cut track on the panel. Add a bow of Whisper White Baker’s Twine to the bottom of the wreath.

Follow the directions as shown in the video to attach the the door to the washers to create the sliding capability. Attach the Foam Adhesives Strips to the back of the panel to complete.

Cut a panel of Whisper White cardstock to fit behind both sides of the sliding door. Stamp the one sentiment on the left, then the 2nd sentiment on the right. I used Berry Burst ink for the sentiments, and repeated the Berry Burst and Crushed Curry for the flowers.


This picture shows what it looks like as you’re sliding the door from right to left.

Barn Door Bundle


Barn Door Bundle

So you essentially have your inside & outside sentiment on the front panel; but half of it is hidden by the door! You could just leave this as your complete card, adding a panel of Whisper White on the back on which to write. But I decided to still make it a ‘traditional’ full card, and added the sliding panel to a full card base.


Since all the ‘wow’ is on the outside, I kept the inside simple.

Barn Door Bundle

I stamped the sentiment in Berry Burst ink, and added another trio of die cut flowers.


With the purchase of the Barn Door Bundle in wood-mount, you’ll automatically qualify for 1 level 1 FREEBIE from the Sale-A-Bration brochure! Woot!! Get it in clear mount, add 1 more product, and then you’ll qualify 馃檪 Click on the product images below to order from my online store. It’s open 24/7, so you can even shop聽 in your jammies.

I’d love to hear what you think about this card, and the bundle. Leave me a comment – I always reply!


Beautiful Peacock Colour Challenge

Welcome back, stamping friend! This week the Paper Craft Crew has a colour challenge for you! It’s been a little while since we had one of these, so I hope you’re creative mojo is with you.


Beautiful Peacock Colour Challenge

All you have to do is choose 3 of the 4 colours shown, and include them in your project. Using white, vanilla, black & brown are considered ‘freebies’ to use, as they’re neutrals. I decided to use the light pink, reddish pink and metallic for my project. Oh – and you can use whatever stamp set you want; it doesn’t have to be the Beautiful Peacock set!


Beautiful Peacock Colour Challenge

Keeping your colour palette to 3 colours really simplifies things!


You can see that the card base looks a little different. I didn’t create my own background; I actually used one of the ard bases from the Color Me Happy Project Kit! This kit was created to be used with the Blends markers, but of course you can use it however you like!

Cut 2 banner shapes; one from Silver Foil Paper, the other from Powder Pink cardstock. Use the Banner Triple Punch to create tails on one end of each banner. Attach the banners to the card base, using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Next, stamp the peacock image from Beautiful Peacock onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock. I used Powder Pink ink for the bird and long tail feathers, and Rich Razzleberry ink for the plumage and shorter feathers. Stamp all of the tail feathers a 2nd time on extra Whisper White, and hand cut them with the Paper Snips.

Die cut the peacock image with the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits. After removing that die cut, use the next larger Layering Oval Framelit to die cut one more layer from the same piece – this will give you another ‘ring’ to layer, with parts of the stamped tail feathers on it.

Finally, stamp the sentiment from the Beautiful Peacock stamp set onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock in Versamark ink. Cover it with Silver Embossing Powder, and set with the Heat Tool. Cut a slightly longer piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock to layer behind it; snip tails on each end.


First, attach the narrow ring that you die cut, on top of the 2 layered banners, with Liquid Glue. Next, use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the main peacock image, lining it up with the tail feathers on the narrow ring.聽 Now attach the hand cut tail feathers onto the stamped image using Liquid Glue. Only attach onto the stamped image part; leave the long tails unattached.

Layer the sentiment pieces with Dimensionals, and attach it underneath the peacock image. Finally, add some Metallic Enamel Shapes in Silver to the card front.

Beautiful Peacock Colour Challenge


If you haven’t already, please visit the Paper Craft Crew challenge page to see what the rest of the Design Team have created. This will give you lots of inspiration! Plus – we’ve got some fabulous new Designers joining our team, so be sure to say ‘hi’! Once you’ve finished designing your project, grab the link, and join us! You just may be our next Top Pick!


Ordering is easy! Click on the product images below to order from my online store, if you don’t already have a demonstrator. The Beautiful Peacock stamp can only be had for FREE with a qualifying $60 or more purchase during Sale-A-Bration, but that’s not difficult, because there are so many great new products in the Occasions catalogue you’re going to want 馃檪


Charming Cafe Bundle

The Charming Cafe Bundle was one of my first purchases from the Occasions catalogue! As soon as I saw it-it was mine.聽 I love the way you can create scenes (in a good way – not the temper tantrum kinda scene!), and how using the framelits adds extra ‘wow’ to a project.

Do聽 yourself a favour, and save yourself 10% at the same time. Purchase the Charming Cafe Bundle, which includes the Charming Cafe stamp set and Cafe Builder Framelits. You聽 know you’re going to want the matching framelits, and you’re gonna kick yourself if you don’t get the right away!! Trust me on this – get the bundle, save yourself money, and聽 no bruises 馃槈


Charming Cafe Bundle

The stamp set is available in both clear mount and wood mount. It includes 7 stamps; 4 image and 3 sentiments. The framelits contain 9 pieces, allowing you to die cut the inner & outer portion of the floral frame, plus die cut away the top portion above the chairs. You’ll see what I聽 mean on my card sample.


Charming Cafe Bundle


Isn’t this too adorable?! This is the front view of the tri-fold card. The card base is Sahara Sand cardstock, with the front panel covered with Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper. I used the Cafe Builder Framelits and Big Shot to die cut the inner shape through both layers. After stamping the image of the floral oval, die cut it with the outer shape die, and layered it on top, with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Stamped the floral top & bottom again on more Whisper White, and colour in with the Stampin’ Blends markers in Pink Pirouette and Old Olive. Now die cut the flowers with the Cafe Builders Framelits.聽 Layer the die cut florals on top of the stamped ones, using the Liquid Glue. This bundle makes it so easy to create a beautifully layered panel!


Charming Cafe Bundle

To create this panel, attach a panel of Whisper White cardstock to the base. With the front panel closed, place the die of the chairs inside, and make a small pencil mark to note the top of each chair. Stamp the chair image twice; once on the glued panel, and again on another piece of Whisper White. Colour the 2nd image with Stampin’ Blends markers in Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party and Calypso Coral, and use the die of just the chairs & table to die cut with the Big Shot.

Next, use the larger die cut with the tops of the chairs & table, line them up with the tops of the stamped chairs, and die cut with the Big Shot. This creates the ‘window’ behind the chairs! Now attach your coloured, die cut chairs to the panel.聽 You can skip adding the die cut images, if you want less ‘bulk’ to your card. Just colour the stamped images on the panel.


Create a colour wash background using your Aqua Painter and pick up ink from the lid of the Pool Party ink pad. Allow the wash to dry, then stamp the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

Charming Cafe Bundle

Attach this panel to the card base with the Liquid Glue.

Didn’t I tell you this bundle is just too much!?! I love it!


The best part about ordering your own Charming Cafe Bundle? Other than the awesome set, I mean! It’s that you’ll automatically qualify for 1 FREE Level 1 Sale-A-Bration freebie!! It doesn’t get much better than that 馃檪聽 Click on the product images below to order in my online store. If you’d like me to place your order ,just click on the ‘Email Deb’ button in the sidebar.

Thanks for visiting my blog, and leaving your comments. I love to read them, and I appreciate your visits and your orders.


Best Deals During Sale-A-Bration

Hello stamping friend! I hope you enjoyed your weekend 馃檪 Today I thought I’d share some more of the projects I made for my Sale-A-Bration Celebration. I really think that the best deals during Sale-A-Bration are the free products that you can earn. Specifically, two of my favourites are the Amazing You stamp set, and Celebrate You thinlits dies.

I’ve shown some projects with these products in earlier posts; you can SEE THEM HERE聽and HERE (the 2nd is a link to the video), if you haven’t seen them already.


This is a quick & easy gift bag to create, but it packs a ‘wow’ because of the die cuts and gold glam!

Best Deals During Sale-A-Bration


Stamp the word from the Amazing You stamp set in Calypso Coral ink directly onto one of the white stripes of the Striped Treat Bag. Stamp 2 of the flower images from the set onto Whisper White cardstock. Colour the flower using the Stampin’ Blends Calypso Coral Light & Dark markers. Hand cut both flowers with Paper Snips; cut only the inner part of one of the flowers. Layer the flowers together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Use the Celebrate You thinlits to die cut the word from Calypso Coral cardstock, with the Big Shot. Attach the die cut word to the bag, underneath the stamped word ‘Let’s’. Cut a length of Gold Sequins, and attach them to the back of the flower, then attach the flower to the bag. Add a few more scattered sequins, and you’re done!

The next project that I created highlights the Amazing You stamp set.


Best Deals During Sale-A-Bration


I wanted to show off the flowers without colouring, so I stamped them repeatedly onto Whisper White cardstock in Versamark ink. After covering them with Copper Embossing Powder, set it with the Heat Tool.

The sentiment is stamped onto Whisper White using Berry Burst, Sweet Sugarplum and Pear Pizzazz ink pads. Die cut the sentiment with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Big Shot. Use the Layering Ovals to die cut a large oval from Copper Foil Sheet.

Layer a length of Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon between the sentiment and copper ovals, winding it back & forth to achieve the look, above. Hold it in place with Tear & Tape, and attach the ovals to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Layer the image panel onto a panel of Powder Pink cardstock, then attach that to a card base of Berry Burst cardstock.


Best Deals During Sale-a-Bration

Inside the card, add a panel of Whisper White cardstock. Stamp the sentiments in Powder Pink and Berry Burst ink. Stamp one of the flowers in Berry Burst ink in the upper left hand corner.


The stamp set is very versatile, even without pairing it with the Celebrate You thinlits.聽 Combining the two of course increases the versatility in ways of using the 2 together. The stamp set can be earned with a $60 purchase; the thinlits with a $120 purchase. So if you’re like most people, and you plan on purchasing a lot of new products from the Occasions catalogue, this is a great deal for you! Plus, for the first time EVER, Stampin Up! has announced that the Celebrate You thinlits will be carrying over to the new catalogue! That makes me think that there may be at least one more stamp set that they will coordinate with, as well as being a ‘stand alone’ product.


Don’t miss out on any products selling out, or going on back order! Click on the product images below to shop in my online store. I appreciate every purchase made with me; it keeps me going as a demonstrator, and allows me to share new products, tips and tutorials with you!


First Stampin’ Blends Club

It was my first Stampin’ Blends Club meeting on Friday evening, and it was such fun! I’ve been using the Blends markers for a while now, so I’m used to using them. It was such a pleasure to see how much everyone enjoyed using them!

They’re very easy to use; the colours apply so smoothly, without leaving any streaky lines. Remember those markers when you were a kid in school? You would colour until you wore a hole through the paper, trying to get rid of the lines!

I wanted to give everyone a little surprise, so I used our Full Wide Stampin’ Cases, and created these marker holders for each of the ladies!


First Stampin' Blends Club

I used the retired Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper to cover the exterior of the case. This serves two purposes; it’s decorative, and they can slide it out, practice their colouring, and slide it back in! 馃檪 I then added each person’s first initial to the front of the case. The Large Letters Framelits are perfect for that; a quick run through the Big Shot with some Dapper Denim cardstock, and then attached to the front with some Mini Glue Dots.

On the inside, I created two boxes to hold the markers, so they don’t slide about or fall out of the case when it’s opened.

First Stampin' Blends Club

Everyone was very pleased with their gift! One case won’t fit the entire set, but it’s a good start for our first Club meeting.


After going over the important information of the care and use of the Blends, everyone did some practice colouring. Seriously, everyone caught on so quickly – it’s a testament to how easy these markers are to use! Then, it was time to move on to our first card. We used the Colour Me Happy stamp set, lanterns images.

First Stampin' Blends Club

Isn’t this cute? I saw a card like this made by my talented friend and SU! demonstrator Susan Horr, and adapted it. Thanks for sharing, Susan!

This stamp set was made specifically for using with the Stampin’ Blends (though of course you can colour the images with markers, Watercolour Pencils, etc.). There’s also a Colour Me Happy Project Kit that you can bundle with the stamp set, and save 10%! The kit is super cute; it makes 16 cards, and has gorgeous envelopes & embellishments.

The cardstock colours are Pool Party, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White. Tuxedo Black Memento ink is used to stamp the images and sentiment. The Blends markers used for colouring are Daffodil Delight (Light and Dark) and Pool Party (Light and Dark). I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits with the Big Shot for the sentiment layer in Whisper White and Pool Party.


Of course we stamped on the inside of the card! A panel of Whisper White cardstock is added, and stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

First Stampin' Blends Club

The next project uses the flower image from the same Colour Me Happy stamp set.


First Stampin' Blends Club

This time, the colour combination for the cardstock is Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White. The Blends markers used are Pink Pirouette Light & Dark, and Daffodil Delight Light. The image outlines and sentiments are stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

Layer the panels together with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and attach the retired silver ribbon with Tear & Tape on the back of the large Pink Pirouette panel.


First Stampin' Blends Club

Everyone also received a Colour Lifter, and practiced how to use it to remove ink, highlight and create texture.

Everyone enjoyed themselves, and we’re all looking forward to next month’s Club meeting!

If you’re interested in joining my Blends Club, or forming one with a group of your friends, get in touch with me, and we’ll work it out!


To order the supplies used to create these cards and the cases, click on the product images below. You can shop at my online store 24/7, so it’s always convenient for you!


Celebrate Amazing You

Today I’m going to share a project made with 2 free products from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. We are going to Celebrate Amazing You, with the Amazing You stamp set, and the Celebrate You thinlits dies.

The Amazing You stamp set is a Level 1 item, which means it’s free with a minimum $60 purchase. The Celebrate You thinlits dies are a Level 2 item, which means that they’re free with a minimum $120 purchase. Of course, if your purchase is $120 or over, you’re not restricted to the Level 2 items; you can choose 2 Level 1 items, instead!

To see which items are Level 1 and Level 2, click on the buttons below!

Celebrate Amazing You

Celebrate Amazing You

Some great news – the Celebrate You Thinlits will be carried over into the new catalogue!! This is a first, which makes me very happy! The 3 words in this set ‘celebrate’ ‘amazing’ and ‘you’ can be used for many different occasions, and don’t have to have a coordinating stamp set (though they do work really well with the Amazing You set!).


Celebrate Amazing You

Combining the patterns and colours gives this card a unique, eclectic look.


Create a card base of Sahara Sand cardstock. Add a panel of Designer Series Paper; I used the retired Year of Cheer Specialty DSP from the Holiday catalogue. Next, cut a 2″ wide strip of Fresh Fig cardstock, and create banner tails on one end using the Banner Triple Punch. Lightly spray the cardstock with water using a Stampin’ Spritzer, then run it through the Big Shot with the Hexagon Embossing Folder. Spritzing with water makes the cardstock more flexible, and prevents cracking.

Use a Sponge Dauber, and lightly go over the embossed areas with Craft Whisper White ink. Now, create the tag shape with the Big Shot and the Lots of Labels Framelits. Use the Amazing You stamp set, and stamp the rays image twice (once upright, the 2nd time upside down, butting up against the 1st stamping) in Crushed Curry ink.聽 Stamp the rest of the sentiment in Fresh Fig and Tranquil Tide ink, leaving a gap between the top and bottom words (see picture above).

From Gold Glimmer Paper, die cut the word amazing with the Celebrate You Thinlits and the Big Shot. Use the Leaf Punch (carried over from the Holiday catalogue) and punch 2 sets of leaves from Tranquil Tide cardstock.


Attach the embossed banner to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals, to the left side and about 1″ below the top. Next, attach the 2 leaves to the back of the label, with Multipurpose Glue. Now attach the Label on top of the banner, with Dimensionals. Finally, attach the die cut word in the middle of the label, using either the Liquid Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen.

Celebrate Amazing You

The layering of die cuts and embossed pieces really adds ‘oomph’ to this card!


You can get the supplies to create this card (except for the retired DSP) in my online store. Just click the product images below, or my signature. Remember that you earn the stamp set and thinlits used, with qualifying purchases!


Bird Banter Birthday

Hello again, stamping friend! I hope you’re having a great week 馃檪 I’m back sharing another card that I had made as a sample for my Sale-A-Bration Celebration. I like it so much, in fact, that I made a second one, for my own Dad’s 86th birthday!


Bird Banter Birthday

This fun Bird Banter stamp set can be found on page 42 of the new Occasions catalogue. It’s whimsical bird images, along with the witty sentiments, captured my heart immediately!


First, stamp the bird images, the party hat and one balloon image onto scrap Whisper White cardstock in Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Next, use your Stampin’ Blends markers in Cherry Cobbler, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive to colour in the birds. Also colour in the balloon and party hat. Have fun!! The large bird resembles a Macaw, so I went with those bright colours. The smaller bird reminds me of a parakeet, so I went with the greens and yellow of that bird. Use your Paper Snips to cut out the images.

On two pieces of Color Theory Designer Series Paper, stamp the branch image so that they will be facing each other, when attached to the card. Add some extra leaves, then colour them in with the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends marker.

Attach the 2 strips of DSP to a panel of Whisper White cardstock with Multipurpose Liquid Glue, so that the branches face each other (see picture above). Now attach the birds to each branch, so that they face each other, using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Tie a bow with Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine, and leave 1 long strand. Attach the bow to the bottom of the balloon with Mini Glue Dots, then attach the long end behind the bird’s beak, so it looks like he’s holding the balloon.聽 Place the party hat onto the little bird’s head, with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

To finish off the front, stamp the sentiment onto Whisper White cardstock, and layer it on top of a piece of Real Red cardstock. Attach it to the card front, along with some Metallic and Iridescent sequins.

Bird Banter Birthday

The fun layering on this card make it extra special! Where did I get the idea? From the Occasions catalogue! I copied the layout from the picture in the catalogue! 馃檪 And that’s okay – it’s called “CASE” – which stands for Copy and Share Everything. We share our ideas to inspire others!

The card I made for my Dad’s birthday (his 86th! woot!) is the same, except for the card base and balloon colour. I used Daffodil Delight for his card – have a look.

Bird Banter Birthday


The sassy, sweet sentiments are perfect pairings for the outside sentiments 馃檪

Bird Banter Birthday

See what I mean?! 馃檪聽 I added another little parakeet (budgie?) to the inside, this time looking the other way. The sentiment is stamped in Bermuda Bay ink.


Order your Bird Banter set by clicking on the product images below, or on my signature. My online store is open 24/7, so you can shop at your own convenience. Don’t forget that it’s Sale-A-Bration time – so聽 you can earn FREE PRODUCTS with qualifying orders of $60 or $120 (or more) before tax/shipping!


Party on With Party Pandas!


These adorable pandas get everyone smiling and in the party mood! And smiles get bigger, when you realize that you get this set for FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration!

There are so many ways聽 to use this stamp set; they can be for birthdays, Valentine’s Day or any celebration. I did one version that can be for Valentine’s Day and shared it in THIS POST, in case you missed it.

I also created this card for my Sale-A-Bration Celebration using the pandas. I saw this adorable card in a Facebook post by another demonstrator, and she even shared a video on how she created it. Here is the link to Beth’s Paper Cuts video – I’ve already thanked her for sharing, but if you like it, be sure to leave her a comment, too!


Party on With Party Pandas

You can’t get much cuter than a party hat wearing, balloon toting, panda! 馃檪


Since you can get the measurement & scoring details from the video, I’ll share the colours and products that I used. The panda is stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I die cut the hat and balloons from the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper using the Big Shot and the Birthday Friends Framelits Dies. The panda was hand cut using聽 Paper Snips, and all were attached using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To colour the White Perfect Accents, use the Dark Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends markers.

Across the bottom, add a strip of the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series PaperFree from the Sale-A-Bration brochure!


This is a fun fold聽card – here is a picture of the entire card.

Party on With Party Pandas

The sentiment is from the new Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set. It’s stamped in Bermuda Bay ink in the centre of the long panel. Confetti sprinkle images, from the same set, are added in Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist ink. More White Perfect Accents are added in the bottom of the long panel, as well as another panda. The partyhat is coloured with the Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay Dark Blends.


Now is a great time to order your new products from the Occasions catalogue, stock up on your basic supplies, and earn FREE PRODUCTS during Sale-a-Bration! Remember there are 2 levels of free items to choose from; Level 1 for a min. $60 purchase, or Level 2 for min. $120 purchase. Of course, if your purchase is $120 or more, you don’t have to choose the level 2聽 items – you can select 2 of the level 1 items! The choice is yours 馃檪

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Brusho Crystal Colours


They’re not new; they’ve been around for at least several decades, made in England. I’ve seen videos highlighting these glorious, saturated colours, and gasped. And now – Stampin’ Up! is carrying them for sale!聽 Warning – this post is very image heavy – ’cause I’m loving these!

Look carefully for them; they’re on page 26 of the Occasions catalogue – it’s a little picture in the inner corner. They come in a pack of 5, 0.5 oz pots; 1 each of 5 colours; Brilliant Red, Gamboge (orange), Moss Green, Prussian Blue and Yellow.

Brusho Crystal Colours

These are highly-pigmented, artist quality watercolour ink crystals. They hold amazing deep colours, and are activated by water. You can mix with water, to create watercolour washes, or sprinkle directly onto water-washed paper, and watch the colours burst!

Can you tell I’m in love with these?! I’m so in love, I just had to do a special demonstration with them at my Sale-A-Bration Celebration event this past weekend. The first card I did beforehand, using the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set.


Isn’t this amazing? But really, the part I enjoy the most is watching the crystals ‘burst’ when they react with the water.

There’s more than one way to use the Brusho Crystals; I used them by first stamping my dragonfly image from Dragonfly Dreams in Versamark ink onto Watercolour Paper. Next, cover the stamped images with White Embossing Powder, and set it with the Heat Tool.

Use your Aqua Painter to wet the paper where you want to apply the colour. Choose your colour – I used the Prussian Blue first – and sprinkle the Brusho Crystal Colours onto the wet areas. Watch them burst!! 馃檪

NOTE ON USING THE BRUSHO CRYSTAL COLOURS: these crystals are very light, and a little goes a LONG way! Do NOT take the seal off the tub; instead use a push-pin or your Paper Piercer to poke 1 or 2 holes in the top of the seal. This is all you need, to dispense the crystals.聽 Removing the seal off the tub may result in a large cloud of crystal powder to surround you!! These crystals are highly pigmented, and will permanently stain, so make sure you’re not wearing your fancy dress, or using over your cherished antique Persian rug!

After sprinkling the Prussian Blue, I used my Aqua Painter to move the colour around a bit. Then I wanted to add another colour, so I sprinkled on the Yellow crystals. The watercolour paper had dried a bit, so I added more water with my Stampin’ Spritzer. This is such fun – the force of the water causes the crystals to burst faster, and the colour moves around a bit. Trust me – no matter how hard you try, you’ll never get 2 projects look exactly the same!

Brusho Crystal Colours


After the image panel had dried, I built the card. Trust me -the hardest part of using the Brusho Crystal Colours is that you have to let your project air dry!! For me, that gives the best results. You can use your Heat Tool to speed up the process, but be aware that the air may move the colours around, giving you a different finished look. But, you may want to try that, intentionally! 馃檪

Attach the image panel to the Daffodil Delight cardstock with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Wrap Whisper White Baker’s Twine around the left side 3 times, attaching it at the back with Tear & Tape. Finally, attach the panels to a Island Indigo cardstock card base.

On the inside of the card, stamp the sentiment and the dots image from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set in Island Indigo ink onto a panel of Whisper White cardstock.

Brusho Crystal Colours


As I said, I wanted to demonstrate the Brusho Crystal Colours for everyone. So first I created this finished card, as a sample to show what I was going to do. It uses the lovely Birthday Blooms stamp set.

Brusho Crystal Colours

Can you see why I’m in love with these Brusho Crystal Colours??!!


I used the same technique as detailed in the card above, to create this card. I used a combination of wetting the Watercolour Paper first with an Aqua Painter, then using a Stampin’ Spritzer after adding the 2nd colour. This time, the colours I used were Brilliant Red and Moss Green in the Brusho Crystal Colours. The sentiment is stamped in Versamark and Old Olive ink, onto Watercolour Paper. Cover the stamping with Clear Embossing Powder, then set it with the Heat Tool. It’s then die cut with the Big Shot using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

Brusho Crystal Colours

One thing I love about the Crystals is that they’re not one, flat colour; they have other colours mixed in! So you can see that the Moss Green has flecks of brown and a little bit of black; the Brilliant Red also has flecks of orange and a hint of yellow.


For the inside, stamp the sentiment from the Birthday Blooms stamp set in Old olive ink onto a Whisper White panel. Use the Real Red and Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers to colour the flower image, and stamp onto the lower left side. Attach the panel to the inside with the Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Brusho Crystal Colours


These fabulous Brusho Crystal Colours are available now for you to order! Click on the product images below to order them in my online store. If you’d rather have me place your order, simply contact me directly at with your information, and I’ll take care of it!

Remember that Sale-A-Bration is happening right now, so if you order the Brusho Crystal Colours plus another $20 in products, you’ll qualify for 1 Level 1 item for FREE!


A Sale-A-Bration Celebration to Remember!

Wowza! Wasn’t that a party?! Yesterday was a Sale-A-Bration Celebration to remember! The house was full; full of people, full of laughter, full of creative ideas and fun!

Before the party started, I made sure to take some pictures of my setup, because I usually forget to do that. I had my camera left to the side, so I could take pictures during the event – I love capturing people while they’re having fun creating! The joy on their faces is priceless.聽 Unfortunately – you guessed it – I was so busy chatting, sharing, teaching and laughing, that I didn’t get any pictures taken! Oh well; I do have pictures of my setup, and of each of my samples and the make & takes.

I just wish you could’ve seen the lovely group of ladies who were here,though.聽 One email I received last night, after the event, said “Thank you so much Deborah; just had a terrific time, and so many wonderful ladies!聽Your projects were certainly amazing and gave us all some great ideas to work with” – M.聽 Receiving that email just made my night! 馃檪 That someone not only enjoyed the projects – but the other people, as well! That’s what it’s all about, for me. Truly, the new people and friendships we make.


Here are a couple of pictures from yesterday’s set up:

A Sale-A-Bration Celebration to Remember

I like having lots of samples on display, and the products on the table to people to see, touch and play with!

A Sale-A-Bration Celebration to Remember

I had 1 stamping table set up in the living room, and also a stamping table in my dining room! I聽 had over a dozen people in attendance, so there was so cooperative ‘turn taking’ happening 馃檪

A Sale-A-Bration Celebration to Remember


I had 2 stamping tables; my dining room table was one, and I had the 2nd one set up in the living room.聽 Everyone was gracious about taking turns, and the more experienced stampers helping out the newer ones, when I was busy answering questions and helping others.聽 Stampers are the greatest people! 馃檪

A Sale-A-Bration Celebration to Remember

One of the Make & Takes was this gift tag, made using the Beautiful Peacock stamp set, that you can get for FREE during Sale-A-Bration.


The tag base is Fresh Fig cardstock, cut at 2 1/2″ by 4 1/2″. The banner tails are made using the Paper Snips. The image piece is Whisper White cardstock, 2″ x 3″. Stamp the feather plumage (behind the bird) first in Lemon Lime Twist ink. Next, add the longer tail feathers; they will stamp partially off the cardstock. Now stamp the bird image in Fresh Fig ink. These being photopolymer stamps, it’s easy to see where you need to place the bird. Stamp the sentiment, from the Beautiful Peacock stamp set, in Fresh Fig ink, above the bird. Finish the stamping by adding 2 different sized flower images in both Fresh Fig and Lemon Lime Twist ink.

Punch the top of the image piece with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, then loop a length of 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon in Fresh Fig through the hole. Finally, attach the Fresh Fig tag base to the back of the stamped piece, with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.


These adorable little pandas quickly become the hit of any party! Don’t let the simple black & white of the panda’s fool you; add聽 your own bright colours in the confetti and balloons!

A Sale-A-Bration Celebration to Remember

This card is the 2nd Make & Take. Since Valentine’s Day is coming up (sooner than you think!) I thought we’d make this cute little panda hold some hearts, instead of a balloon. Also, I wanted to show off the beautiful Painted with Love Designer Series Paper! (please pardon the little smudge on the card – it get handled by a lot of people before I got to take the picture!)


Adding layers of cardstock and designer paper really takes this card from ‘oh, cute’, to ‘OH, CUTE!!

On the Rich Razzleberry cardstock base, attach a panel of Blushing Bride cardstock. Next, attach a panel of Painted with Love Designer Series Paper (found in the Occasions catalogue) to the bottom half. Set aside for now.

Stamp the panda image onto a panel of Whisper White cardstock in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.聽You can leave the balloon uninked, as you’ll be covering it with a heart. Next, use the Sweet & Sassy Framelits and Big Shot to die cut 3 small hearts, and 1 medium heart from another design pattern of the Painted with Love DSP. Attach them above the panda, staggering the placement, using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Use the Black Stampin’ Write Marker to draw the additional 2 ‘string’s from the panda’s paw, to the hearts.

Next, attach 3 small ‘flags’, made from Rich Razzleberry and Blushing Bride cardstock, and the Painted with Love DSP, to the back, right side of the stamped panel. I used a retired mini punch, or you can use the Bunch of Banners Framelits or your Paper Snips to create yours. The next step is to attach this stamped panel to a 1/4″ larger sized panel of RIch Razzleberry cardstock, then attach it to the card front, with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

A Sale-A-Bration Celebration to Remember

This picture, above, shows how the layers really add a lot to this card.


A Sale-A-Bration Celebration to Remember

Attach a panel of Whisper White to the inside of your card using the liquid glue. With dark cardstock like the Rich Razzleberry, you wouldn’t be able to see any stamping on it! Next, stamp the envelope holding panda with the Memento ink in the bottom right corner. Stamp the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry ink, then attach the 3rd punched heart next to that.


Both of the stamp sets used for the Make & Takes can’t be purchased – you can only get them for FREE! With each qualifying order of $60 , you qualify for 1 of the Level 1 sets, which include these 2 stamp sets. To check out all of the products you can choose for free, CLICK HERE to see them.

To order the other supplies used in creating these 2 cards, you can click on either the product images below, or on my signature, to go directly to my online store. It’s open 24/7, so you can shop whenever it’s convenient to you!

I appreciate every order that you place with me; without the orders, I wouldn’t be able to keep on stamping, creating and sharing with you!聽 Be sure to check back daily this week, as I’ll be sharing all of the samples cards I made for my Celebration!