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Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Big Shot, Coloring Tools 2017, Embossing, Embossing with texture paste, ink as watercolor, leafing, Limon Lime Twist, Lovely Inside & Out, Pattern Party Decorative Mask, Sunshine Sayings Dies, Techniques, texture paste, Tranquil Tide | 1 comment

Thanks, love! 

Today, I am sharing another way to use embossing paste with our Stampin Up! inks. I love all the ways you can add color to embossing paste. Yesterday, I added the color directly to the paste before I used it. If you missed that card you can see it here.  Today , though I am going to add the color to a already embossed area.  It is like watercoloring.  So fun and easy for a bold wow! When I saw the new pattern decorative mask, I knew I wanted to do this technique with the round pattern!

Pattern Party

These mask give us lots of bang and wow with very little effort. I’m super excited that Stampin’ Up! included a mask that was a little more unique of a pattern.  The circle one is my favorite!!!  Though I know I will use the others quite often.

  • The first thing is to add embossing paste through a decorative mask onto watercolor paper. And let it completely dry
  • Then using reinkers as watercolor. I add color to the embossed areas.  I actually used a fair amount of water so that the ink would move around on the paper.
  • The two colors used are Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist

After this dried I started working on the sentiment! I get so much use out of my word dies. They are so versatile! This time I did something a little different to mine. Not only did I stack it! But, I added leafing flakes to the top!!!!

This is a leafing technique that is quite messy!!! I just saying! I even thought I was making a mess doing this! I have leafing everywhere. When you do this. Make sure you have a box lid or something to contain the leafing. And some kind of wipe like the swifter dusting wipes. You’ve been warned!!!😍😉

  • The first step was to add adhesive to the top of the die. Stampin’ Up! has the perfect product to do this. The New adhesive sheets.  I die cut the image so that the sticky adhesive would be on the top of the die. Pulled off the protective layer.
  • Then in a box lid added the leafing flakes to the word. Pressing them in very hard.
  • The next step is to take a brush (I used a stencil brush) and with a circular motion brush off any access leafing flakes. This really makes a mess. But, it it defiantly worth the effort!
  • The word is stacked on top of several of the same die. To give added dimension.
  • The Thanks, is stamped in Tranquil Tide and comes from the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set.
  • The background layer was made by cutting stripes of adhesive sheets and adding them to the edges of card stock. Then fallowing the above directions.

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

We always love our host! But right now they are extra special!!!  So, when you are ready let me know!!! I am always happy to work with you. It’s a perfect time to save even more on all the NEW products!!!

The new catalog is full of Awesome New product! And some pretty amazing returning items!!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope your Wednesday is just simply lovely! Happy stamping!

Peace and Love to you all-


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Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Big Shot, Die Cuts 2017-2018, fab friday | 5 comments

Happy Birthday for Fab Friday! 

One of my most favorite things in card making is word dies. Especially when they have a really cool font.  The New Happy Birthday thinlit fits the bill perfect.

Don’t you just love that font!!! I sure do! And it is a great size.  I decided to use this die for the most recent challenge over at Fab Friday! This weeks challenge is a color. Challenge using all the Newest InColors.  This was the perfect opertunity to use the embossing paste Stampin’ Up! introduce last week ( more on that in a moment) and the dimond shaped decorative mask.

The design team has some awesome examples with these colors. I hope you take a moment and see ther projects at Fab Friday.

  • The new embossing paste is awesome! It is whipped and has a slight texture to it! Not all embossing paste have this texture. Some are much smother. I love the added texture of this paste! It remindes me of my favorite stucco texture paste.
  • For each color I made some “colored” embossing paste. By mixing the embossing paste with a little reinker.
  • Then spreading through the stencil a little of each color in different places.
  • The die cut is stacked. I cut 4 of the happy birthday thinlits and stacked them. This created a added layer of demention.
  • The dies are easy peasy to stack when using the new adhisive sheets.  I was not foing to get these sheets. But, decided to at the last minute! I am so glad I did!!! This is a fablous product!!!
  • The ribbon is the new shimmery basic black ribbon!

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

We always love our host! But right now they are extra special!!!  So, when you are reay let me know!!! I am always happy to work with you. It’s a perfect time to save even more on all the NEW products!!!

The new catalog is full of Awesome New product! And some pretty amazing returning items!!

Thank you for stopping by! I always enjoy sharing with you! Hope you have some time on this Tuesday to be creative!

Peace and Much Love,


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Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Big Shot, Sunshine Sayings Dies, Tie Dye | 1 comment

Good Day, Sunshine! 

I have had the Beatles bouncing around in my head over the past few days.  With the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Peppers Lonley Hearts Club Band they seem to be everywhere again😍  I love there music so, I’m good with revisiting there greatness.  Mike and I  watched a show on APT about the making of this album. It was quite finasating to learn about insperation, the instruments used ( everything from a piccolo trumpet to a sitar) , to ground breaking technology (that today would be done on a phone)  That’s crazy, right???? Sgt. Pepper changed the face of music!!  I remember the first time I really heard A Day In the life, With a little help from my friends, or Lucy in the sky…..

I also, remember the first time I tie dyes something, it was middle school art class.  Such fun! I think it just amazed me that a little rubber bands and some dye could produce something so cool! Then you add in all the different color combinations…and well, I could have tie dyed all year long…

When I saw this tie dye technique by Kim Jolly I just had to try it! This technique does not disappoint!! It is amazingly fun. Super easy to get the hang of. And the results are just totally cool!!!  Kim has a awesome brain for coming up with new ways of thinking about paper and ink!!! She truly is awesome!!!  Just like the Beatles😉

If you would like to see more of Kim’s artful take on card making check out her Instagram.

I decided to combine her technique with the Sunshine Wishes Dies.

These dies just seemed to pair perfectly with tie dye! I have been using them a lot of late. I really love word dies!  And the flower is just to much fun!!!

It has been a while sence I mentioned the “Holy Grail” of Stampin’ Up Colors. I used two of the colors for my tie dye. Tempting Turquoise and Daffodil Delight.  The third color of the grail ,Melon Mambo, is use as a accent color for one of the cards.

  • The tie dye layer is a coffee filter scrinched up. After scrunching up the coffee filter how you like it.  The next step it to use a baby whipe to add color to the coffee filter.
  • After the coffee filter dries. You can add it to a card pannel using a glue stick.
  • The shimmer on the card is glitter embossing paste
  • Then just add the dies!!!


  • This card uses the same process. I just scrunched my coffee filter more like a cone. To add the tie dye colors.
  • The sunshine die is cut twice. Once in Basic Black and once in Daffodil Delight. Then they are glued together so that the Black is peeking through
  • The strip of glimmer paper grounds the focus of the card.

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

I am anxiously awaiting my first order from the new catalog!!! I can not waite!!!! #howlong

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a great Tuesday filled with creativity😍  I’m going to leave you with my favorite beatles cover,  Joe Cocker (I miss this one every day)  With A Little Help From My Friends and the original Beatles.

Peace and Much Love My Friends-


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Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 in Big Shot, Helping Me Grow, Number of Years, Occasions Catalog, Striped Scallop Thinlits Die, Watercolor Wings | 8 comments

Playing along with Pal’s Paper Arts

Today is rainy here in North Alabama.  It is one of those dreary winter day’s that makes you long to feel the sun’s warmth. So gray and gummy…. As the blues set in here.  The Pals Paper Arts has just the color combination to help bring us back from the blues.  This is a beautiful Spring color combination of Old Olive, Calypso Coral, and Lost Lagoon.  Kathy McGloin really out did herself!!!!



Brian over at Stamp with Brian made a beautiful butterfly card using Paper Placing.  This is a fun technique that Brian warns Do not make this card!!!  Loving his results, I had to give it a try!  Some ideas just roll around in my head until they come spilling out.  scolloped thinlits


I cut the striped scallop thinlits die with Calypso Coral card stock and was looking at it with Lost Lagoon and Old Olive when I remembered Brian’s card!!!!IMAG2847

What I did was cut the Striped Scallop Thinlist Dies with each color, Calypso Coral, Lost Lagoon, and Old Olive.  Saving all the pieces.  The second step was to glue the frame to a piece of whisper white card stock.  Then just simply glue the extra pieces in place.  The final step of the panel was to cut it down to show no white.

Layers, Layers, Layers!!! The more layers I added to this card really made it shine.  It also really lends to different sentiments and placement for a clean card! The Thanks is adorable on the Wash tape punch!IMAG2850

The card base is a little different size.  It is 5 by 4.  So to make this size card just simply cut a sheet of card stock to 8 by 5.   Score at 4 inches on the 8 inch side.  The inside panel with the Striped Scalloped Die is 3 1/2 by  4 1/2.

The card base for the small thank you card is 3 3/4 by 4 1/2 .  To make this size of card cut a sheet of card stock to 7 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches.  Then score at 3 3/4 inches.

The three sentiments are from Helping Me Grow, Number of Years, and Watercolor Wings stamp sets.

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Posted by on Nov 16, 2015 in Aqua Painters, Big Shot, Christmas Greetings Thinlits, Dove of Peace | 0 comments

Dove of Peace

You guys know I just love the stamp set Dove of Peace.  It will be retiring soon from the Stampin’ Up! collection.  So if you have not gotten this must have stamp.  Your time is running out.  Today, Stampin’ Up! announced what will be retiring from the Holiday Catalog.  This is always a exciting time when a retiring list comes out.  Because, this means their are many new exciting  now items to come!

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A few weeks ago I had the chance to make a card using Dove of Peace for Conformation.  The dove is so perfect for such a occasion.  While making this card I kept thinking about this…”Heaven came down and Glory filled my Soul” …heven-came-down

I was going to use these words.  But, unfortunately I had lost my “e” in the Back to Basics stamp set.  Do you know how hard it is to letter words with out a “e”!!!!  Anyway,  I decided on the simple words of love and Peace.  For this is what conformation is truly about!


The card base is Blackberry Bliss card stock cut at 5 1/2 inches and scored at 4 1/4 inches.  The Delightful Dijon layer is  5 1/4 inches by 4 inches.  The layers on the left side are a combination of Bermuda Bay, Delightful Dijon, and Bohemian Designer Series Paper.  The circle layer was made with ink refills and watercolor paper.  I simply used a aqua painter and painted the color on and allowed the colors to mix.  Using the Christmas Greetings and the Big Shot cut out the word “peace” in Bermuda Bay.  The “&’ is from Back to Basics stamp set.  The word “love came from a past paper pumpkin kit (Chalk It Up)

The dove was stamped after coloring it with a combination of Blackberry Bliss,, Delightful Dijon, and Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write Markers.  After stamping the Dove use your paper snips to cut the dove out!

Dove of Peace is such a versatile stamp!  It can be used for all sorts of occasions!!!!  You will not regret have this stamp in your collection!!!!!!  And remember that most of the Holiday Catalog is Retiring and will be gone on January 4th.  Some items will be gone before then.  Because, they are while Supplies Last!!!!

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Tomorrow is a big day!  I will get my first look at the upcoming Occasions Catalog.  I am so very excited to see what Stampin’ Up! has in store!!!!  And just a little word about the young lady who received this card.  She is a amazing person I am so very proud to know!!!!
Thank You for stoping by Westside Paper Creations!  I love to here from you guys.


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