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

Jar of Love Birthday Wishes

Jar of Love Birthday Wishes

Today’s share is a Jar of Love……full of Birthday Wishes.  [wink, wink]

This is the third design from my April stamp class.  I have been wanting to do a shaker card and this fit the bill perfectly.  After finding a fun CASE (copy and selectively edit) on Pinterest by MyTanglewoodCottage (sorry I couldn’t find her name) I made a several select edits to “Carol it up”.  [grin]

My first “edit”, was to silver emboss the “jar” onto a Window Sheet as well as the “jar lid” which is also silver embossed but on Silver Foil.  These are just a couple of the many shapes from the Jar of Love stamp set .  To make life easier AND way cool the jar and lid shapes have coordinating dies included in the Everyday Jars Framelits along with many other fun shapes.  Woohoo!

My second “edit” was to add the Perfect Plum layer to the Old Olive base.  I usually have narrow “framing” reveals, this time I’m thinking I should have added 1/16″ of an inch in each direction.  Yes……1/16″ makes ALL the difference.  Lol!

The adorable “Birthday Wishes” inside the jar and spilling out are from the Balloon Celebration stamp set stamped in Perfect Plum and Old Olive.  Several (okay, 6) were stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White then fussy cut, these were then placed inside the shaker jar.  [OMGosh……it really wasn’t that bad.]  Then Silver Glimmer Hearts (also included in the Everyday Jar Framelits–sweet!) were die cut and added to the jar, as well as several placed on the front.  HELLO!……what a great way to add sparkle.  Love it!  My third “edit” was to use textured Perfect Plum for the banner.  AND……now we have an embossing folder that looks just like our retired textured cardstock.  LOVE IT!!!

My fourth edit was the “birthday” from Perennial Birthday stamp set and the “wishes” is from Holly Berry Happiness stamp set.  These were stamped in Old Olive and Perfect Plum.  I scoured through my catalog to find the “perfect” birthday.  Then I had to find “wishes” which ended up being in the Christmas Themed “Holly Berry Happiness” stamp set……go figure.  Lol!  Even though Holly Berry Happiness has recently retired any stamp set with “wishes” would work.

Jar of Love Birthday Wishes Interior

And finally, my fifth “edit” was to decorate the inside.  Yes, I added a few “wishes” to the interior as well as layers of Perfect Plum and Whisper White for that finishing touch.  I’m thinking I need to add one silver heart here to “sparkle” it up.  [giggle]

Thank you to MyTanglewoodCottage for sharing her inspiration (you can check it out here)!  I hope you enjoyed today’s share and are inspired, as was I, to get your stamps and hands inky.  Thank you for stopping by today!


  • STAMPS:  Jar of Love, Balloon Celebration (Dandelion Wishes), Perennial Birthday (Birthday) and Holly Berry Happiness (Wishes) (vintage)
  • PAPER:  Old Olive, Perfect Plum (vintage), Whisper White, Textured Perfect Plum (vintage), Window Sheet, Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer
  • INK:  Versamark, Old Olive, Perfect Plum
  • ACCESSORIES:  Punch–Triple Banner | Framelits–Everyday Jars | Emboss Powder–Silver


Sparkly Hugs, Carol



You Warm My Heart – Wood Textures Parquet

You Warm My Heart - Wood Textures Parquet

If you’re anything like me, you have bits and pieces from previous projects laying around waiting for inspiration to strike.  There were strips on my work table left over from a previous class design.  I went about repurposing my Wood Textures Designer Paper scraps into this Wood Textures Parquet design.

My inspiration came from the strips lying on my work table and I thought “ooh, these look like parquet flooring.  After several “trial and error” attempts I cut the strips into squares and placed them on the diagonal.  By rotating the squares 90 degress, making the grain go in opposite directions it gave the feel of parquet flooring.  At least that’s what it looks like to me.  [smile]

You know me, I like to add a bit of sparkle or shine to all my designs, whether it is bold or subtle.  After trying several different foil types, copper was the ticket.  Woohoo!  To add height I placed a mini Dimensional in the center of each square and then glued the corners down.  The spacing between the squares gives breathing room and adding the “nail head” mini circles finished the intersections.

Copper foil cardstock and embossing the sentiment with Early Espresso adds the simple adornment to go with the wood textures parquet.

You Warm My Heart - Wood Textures Parquet Interior

I’ve started decorating the interiors of my card designs.  It’s a good way to use the even smallest left over bits.  Sweet!

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you’ve been inspired to pull out those bits & pieces and get creative.  Have a great Monday!


  • STAMP:  Lovely Wishes
  • PAPER:  Early Espresso, Copper Foil, Wood Textures Designer Paper
  • INK:  VersaMark
  • ACCESSORIES:  Punches-3/16″, 1-3/8″, 1-1/2″ Circles | Emboss Powder–Early Espresso (vintage)


Sparkly Hugs, Carol


Brusho Happy Easter Basket

Brusho Happy Easter Basket

Today’s post is my Brusho Happy Easter Basket card.  This fun and whimsical card was intended for my March class.  I was excited when I got my Brusho Crystal Colour powders and wanted to try them out.  They intimidated me at first.  After I jumped in and broke out my watercolor paper and spritzer, and went to town, it was freeing.

No two pieces will be the same and that was hard for me being a Type-A, but it made me relax and “go with the flow”.  (no pun intended)  [giggle]  The colors might not be traditional Easter colors but I think they are cute and kind of pastel-y, and look like colors eggs.  I used the Yellow, Orange and Red, and different amounts of spritzed water.

A couple of the eggs where embossed with White using balloon shapes from the Balloon Adventures stamp set.  Yes!  I that was my “make it work” moment.  [smile]  All I did was trim away the bottom tie from the balloon.

You know how much I really like the Long and Narrow card shape.  The three eggs stacked set in the little basket look too cute.  The Crumb Cake basket was embossed with the AMAZING Sale-a-Bration Basket Weave Embossing Folder.  I lightly sponged it to add dimension and topped with a Soft Suede band.    Also, adding to the whimsy is the Old Olive grass that is from the Picnic Basket Builder Framelits Set.

Oh……I almost forgot to include (it’s hard to see in the pic) that I sponged billowy clouds on the Whisper White card base first.  I purchased the Rainbow Builder Framelits sets just specifically for the many clouds shapes it has.  Two are cloud edges and two more small cloud shapes……super versatile.  Sweet!

Well……after several “that’s interesting” comments from friends and family this ditty became a sample on my display board.  Don’t get me wrong I still think it’s adorable and love it, but my class goers tend toward the more traditional.  So, my next post will be the design we made in class.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you come back and check out my next design featuring the same stamps and embossing folder to see another take on them.  Have a great day!


  • STAMP:  Teeny Tiny Wishes, Balloon Adventures (vintage)
  • PAPER:  Whisper White, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Watercolor
  • INK:  Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Memento Black
  • ACCESSORIES:  Punches–Balloon Bouquet & Modern Label | Framelits–Picnic Basket Builder (grass) & Rainbow Builder (clouds) | Dynamic Textured Impression Embossing Folder–Basket Weave | Brusho Crystal Colour Powders | Emboss Powder–White


Sparkly Hugs, Carol


Happy Wishes SAB – You Make Me Happy

Happy Wishes SAB - You Make Me Happy

Good morning peeps!  Today I have the third and final design I created using my Happy Wishes SAB (Sale-a-bration) stamp set, Tutti Frutti Designer Series Paper and Red Glimmer paper.  I was excited to use just one sheet of the 6″x6″ Black&White striped dsp for all three designs.  Woohoo!

For this card all I had left was a couple strips of the DSP.  I layered the DSP and red glimmer and really liked the look so I thought two would look cool together, a little extra pizzazz but not too over the top.  [grin]  I trimmed 3/4″ from the long edge of the card front so one combo layer was placed on the front edge and inside edge.

Of course, I had to include the Color Coordinated Embossing on this sentiment as well.  The glimmer paper has such a strong presence it called out for embossing.  After embossing the “happy” I fussy cut it out and thought it would look even better with a red glimmer frame surrounding it.  Yes……I’m a glutton for punishment.  I confess that I don’t mind fussy cutting it has a relaxing effect on me.  [grin]  After fussy cut the red glimmer it didn’t feel like there was enough to ground it.  So……I cut a red glimmer oval with my Layering Ovals Framelits and placed the sentiment on top.  Ahhhh……that made me “happy”.  Lol!  I used plenty of glue dots to keep all three layers together.

Finally, I added the “you make me happy”. This was color coordinated embossed AND fussy cut as well.  What?  I did say I was a glutton for punishment.  Lol!  I had a hard time getting the red glimmer to pop in the pics, all three cards are prettier in real life.

OH……I almost forgot.  I added a couple rhinestones for even more bling.  [giggle]  I colored them with my new Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend marker.  It colored them perfectly without wiping off.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you have a great weekend and have enjoyed and found inspiration in these three designs.  Happy stamping!!!

Stampin’ Supplies

  • STAMP:  Sale-a-bration Happy Wishes
  • PAPER:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Tutti-frutti Designer Series Paper, Glimmer–Red
  • INK:  VersaMark, Memento Black
  • ACCESSORIES:  Framelits–Layering Ovals | Emboss Powder–Clear


Sparkly Hugs, Carol