Wish For It All Silver Candles

Wish for it All Silver Candles

Last April I attended the Stampin’ Up! onstage event in Vancouver BC and received during my swapping a great fun fold swap. When I reviewed my swaps that night I came across a cool fun fold swap and thought “I have got to make a card using this fold!”. This fun ditty I’m calling my Wish for It All Silver Candles.

Today’s post is the fourth or fifth design (I love it that much!) I have created using this fun fold. I created this for one of my July stamp classes. The color combination is outside my normal palette but the three shades of purple (Purple Posy, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape) just came together. (giggle – who would have thought)

CARD BASE: The basic base size is 4.25″ x 8.5″ (11″), with 2.5″ cut away from the length. The base is scored at 4.5″, 5.5″, 7″ and 8″. The 2.5″ x 4.25″ rectangle is scored at .5″ and 1.5″ along the 4.25″ edge. Yes, go and cut a piece of cardstock, score it and use your tear and tape or multi-purpose liquid glue to create the rectangle. I KNOW! Pretty cool, uh?

CANDLES: So what goes good with purple???……why silver of course. I remembered that I recently purchased the Doily Wishes dies from the Wish for it All Bundle and had my a-ha moment that it included this candle shape. BAM!……Silver Foil meets candle.

SENTIMENT: The sentiment is from the Wish for it All stamp set that is also part of the bundle. Woohoo! AND the die that I used to cut the sentiment is another of the many cool shapes in the Doily Wishes dies. I did trim the froufrou from the label shape. The candles were enough visually so I wanted to keep the sentiment clean and simple. [Yes, I used froufrou in a sentence. Lol!]

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a great Friday and have enjoyed today’s Wish for it All Silver Candles ditty. Let’s go and get our fingers inky and have some fun!

  • STAMP: Wish For It All
  • PAPER: Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Purple Posy (new In Color)
  • INK: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • ACCESSORIES: Dies–Doily Wishes | Embossing Folder–Subtle | Basic Jewels–Rhinestones

Sparkly Hugs, Carol

Happy 65th Birthday – Triple-W Fold

Happy 65th Birthday - Triple-W Fold Exterior

Last week a co-worker had her 65th birthday.  We surprised her with lunch, a cake and flowers.  She was totally surprised and enjoyed all our birthday wishes.  Her favorite color is fuchsia so I set about creating her a card.  This is the Happy 65th Birthday card that I made for her.

I thought it would be fun to recreate the Triple-W fold card I made for my mom’s 70th birthday. [You can check it out here.]  This time I used the Springtime Foils Sale-a-bration Designer Paper.  I was excited when I opened the package and found the four different designs on glossy cardstock with silver, gold and copper foil embossing.  I will miss this paper terribly……embossing without all the work.  Love it!

To achieve this Fucia color I brayered the glossy paper with the In Color Berry Burst.  [TIP: After brayering I wiped with a paper towel to remove the excess ink on the foil stripes.  Drumroll please………….

Happy 65th Birthday - Triple-W Fold Interior

The base is two layers of Vellum.  You know I love me some Vellum.  Lol!  After placing the Silver Foil strips at the folds I adhered the interior W-fold bands, then applied the Silver Foil with off set Silver Glimmer letters.  At this point the interior folds looked empty.  So I thought about it awhile and finally had my a-ha moment to insert stacked presents.  Fabulous!

The presents are Glossy Cardstock pieces that I also brayered with Berry Burst and glued into squares.  They are topped with narrow strips of Silver Foil and embossed Silver Foil bows from the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a great Monday and get inspired to stamp by today’s Happy 65th Birthday card.


  • STAMPS:  Number of Years, Holly Berry Happiness (Bow)
  • INK:  VersaMark, Berry Burst
  • PAPER:  Vellum, Springtime Foils SAB Designer Paper, Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer
  • ACCESSORIES:  Punch–Holly Berry Builder | Framelits–Large Letters, Large Numbers | Emboss Powder–Silver


Sparkly Hugs, Carol


Bubble Over Bundle – For You

Bubble Over Bundle - For You


This weekend was a fun one for me, I sat down with my Bubble Over Bundle along with the coordinating Bubbles & Fizz Sale-a-Bration Designer Series Paper.  Often I challenge myself to create masculine cards not using the usual images (ie, fishing, cars, animals, etc.).  This is the first of three I created — Bubble Over Bundle – For You .

BASE:  The “bottles on the wall” designer paper is super cute and by cutting a strip to focus on a specific row allowed me to keep my design simple but fun.  I added narrow strips of Tangerine Tango to the Bermuda Base, giving an additional pop of color.  Then I added several Dimensionals along each of those edges to give the entire base the illusion of being “popped”.

BOTTLE:  The Bubble Over Stamp Set and Bottles & Bubbles Framelits Dies are just too cute.  I cut the bottle from a window sheet so the entire bottle would be glossy like a glass bottle.  Then I stamped the Lemon Lime Twist interior and fussy cut it by hand because I wanted it slightly smaller.  This fussy cutting wasn’t bad at all.  Lol!  Next was the “straw”, which I cut from a scrap of Vellum.  I love how it does look like one of the semi-opaque bend-y straws.  [smile]

BOTTLE LABEL:  The bottle label is layers of Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay and finally Whisper White stamped with the “for you” image in Tangerine Tango.  Well……it felt like it needed just a bit more “shine” so I cut a “bottle cap” from Silver Foil and voila it was complete.  Woohoo!  Oops……I almost forgot that I popped the bottle with Dimensionals as well.  Hey, it needed more height.  [giggle]

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s Bubble Over Bundle – For You clean & simple but loaded with lots of fun design.  Thank you to Marlous Theunissen for the inspiration I found on Pinterest.


  • STAMP:  Bubble Over
  • PAPER:  Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Bubbles & Fizz Sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper, Window Sheet, Vellum
  • INK:  Lemon Lime Twist, Tangerine Tango
  • ACCESSORIES:  Punches–5/8″ & 3/4″ Circles | Framelits–Bottles & Bubbles


Sparkly Hugs, Carol


Happy 70th Birthday – Triple-W Fold

Double-W Fold - Painted With Love

Today’s share is the 70th Birthday card I made for my mom last month.  I had just gotten my Occasions catalog preorder and fell in love with the Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper and wanted to break it in.  As a demonstrator we get the opportunity to order and play with items from the Occasions Catalog that will be going live on January 3rd.  Yay! This design is what I call a Double-W Fold (Correction – Triple-W Fold) card.  It is an extended size card — 3-1/4″ tall x 22″ wide.

Double-W Fold - Painted With Love

As it was her 70th birthday I wanted to give her 70 candles and remembered the set of candles die in the Window Box Thinlits Die Set.  I set out die cutting candles and was able to fit 35 candles onto each Melon Mambo band.  Woohoo!  Yes……I eyeballed the candles.  They are in groups of 5 so that made it not too difficult.  (wink, wink) To add more color and shine I filled in the empty spaces (folds) with 1″ Painted With Love SDSP strips.

Double-W Fold - Painted With Love

Here is a close up of the inside letters.  They were cut from both Gold Foil and Glimmer.  The Glimmer adds just a touch of sparkle.  Who doesn’t need more sparkle to go with their shine.  (giggle)

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a great day!


  • STAMP:  Number of Years
  • PAPER:  Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, Very Vanilla, Gold Foil, Gold Glimmer, Specialty Designer Series Paper–Painted With Love
  • INK:  VersaMark
  • ACCESSORIES:  Framelits–Large Letters | Thinlits–Window Box | Emboss Powder–Gold


Sparkly Hugs, Carol


You Warm My Heart

You Warm My Heart

I hope you had a very Merry Christmas.  I wanted to share something that shows how much I appreciate you coming and spending time here with me.  Thank you and “You Warm My Heart”.


  • STAMP:  Hug in a Mug, Playful Backgrounds
  • PAPER:  Real Red (and Vintage Textured), Early Espresso, Whisper White
  • INK:  Early Espresso, Real Red, Smoky Slate
  • ACCESSORIES:  Framelits–Lots of Labels (interior gift card holder) | Wink of Stella–Clear (Brushed onto Whipped Cream)

Both Derek and I were sick with bad colds so we stayed home and had a relaxing and quiet weekend.  We were sorry to have missed attending our family gathering which includes a White Elephant gift exchange.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a very Happy New Year!

Sparkly Hugs, Carol