Hello To Autumn Leaves

Hi Crafty Friends,

Are you seeing signs of Autumn yet? Here at home in the San Francisco area, we are just now getting a few cooler days and light breezes. It is a welcome change from the unusually hot summer we’ve had. The slight change in weather and the new “Lovely Leaves” stamp and die set by Ink To Paper, inspired this Autumn card design.

By the way, we are lovin’ the Ink To Paper collection. Check them all out here.



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Learn To Make An AWESOME Pop-Up Card

Hi Crafty Friends,

Each year my granddaughter looks forward to the birthday card from her Grammy. I try every year to come up with something different. With it now her 8th birthday, I am finding I have to be more and more creative! This year I decided to make a pop-up card for her since it is pretty special.

I have created a video to get you all the ins and outs. Plus, I have also included below, a cutting and folding PDF template for the pop-up insert. I hope you enjoy the video and give it a try!


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Soak Up Some Sunshine and Friendship with Rosali

Hi Crafty Friends,

Rosali of I Love Stamping blog (Instagram: @ilovestamping) is visiting our blog today and she is sharing a splash of summer before it all fades away. She has cleverly used alcohol inks as her watery background, along with thinking outside the box by using the Snow Drifts Cover-Up. Let’s jump in and see how she does it.



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Canines With A Picture Perfect Snapshot

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Rosali of I Love Stamping (Instagram: @ilovestamping) has done it again! She has created her second adorable card this week using the Picture Perfect stamp set by My Favorite Things.

Remember her fatastic retro black and white ‘snapshot’ on Tuesday? Well, this one is in full, awesome color. Take a look.

Oh, and don’t forget, there is still time to enter our giveaway hosted by Rosali and The Foiled Fox. Just leave a comment on this post on both our Instagram pages – @ilovestamping and @foiledfox. We will announce our winners next week – YAY! (scroll down for more info)

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Take A “Picture Perfect” Animal Selfie

Hi Crafty Friends,

Here was are again with a fabulously cute card design by Rosali of I Love Stamping (IG: ilovestamping). Rosali has taken the Picture Picture stamp set by My Favorite Things and made a retro, but oh so adorable, black and white photo card design. Check out the details below.

Then, to add to the summer fun, Rosali and The Foiled Fox is hosting a Gift Certificate GIVEAWAY for two lucky readers. All you have to do is comment and/or follow us on Instagram. Each entry, comment or follow, will increase your chances of winning – YAY!



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Have A Picnic With MFT’s Picnic Pals

Hi Crafty Friends,

Since we are in the middle of summer, what better way to celebrate than have a picnic with My Favorite Things and Stacey Yacula’s Picnic Pals. This is an adorable set of cutie-patootie critters, all in Stacey’s charming style.

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The Cat That Got Away With The Fish by Rosali

Hi Crafty Friends,

We are back with another terrific card design by Rosali of I Love Stamping or (Instagram: ilovestamping). She has created the CUTEST card – we love her humor of the cat nabbing the fish. It is just too cute! Below are a few notes on how she did it so you can create your own.

If you want to see more great ideas, pop over to I Love Stamping on Instagram or her blog.

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Add Pizzaz To Your Clean and Simple Card Design

Hi Crafty Friends,

I am back with a few techniques to add to your bag of tricks that add pizzaz to your card designs. To start, I am using one of my very favorite stamp sets, Bloominous by The Stamp Market. This stamp set is so versatile and creates clean, simple and modern looks to your designs.

Check out the video for all the ins and outs.

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An Adorable Baby Card Design Starring Carmel by Rosali

HI Crafty Friends,

Rosali of I Love Stamping is back with an adorable baby card featuring Purple Onion Designs. As you know, Rosali is the queen of cuteness and Purple Onion Designs (with a Stacey Yacula illustration) is here to help out with another sweet and cuddly critter, Carmel.

This card comes together in a snap but is oh, so cute!

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This Little Bear is flying by to say “Happy Birthday”

Hi Everyone,

Here is another card design showing off the T-bird stamp, a cute little bear flying a plane with a birthday banner trailing behind to help you get acquainted with Purple Onion Designs. This card was created for a small four-year-old but really, it is sweet for any age.

You probably know that Stacey Yacula from Purple Onion Designs creates the most adorable little creatures and scenes. This is just one reason why we are so excited to have Purple Onion join our illustrious list of stamp and die creators. They are a perfect compliment to the other critters available in our shop.

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