Crafty Betty

Project 100 of 365: Midnight Musings Web October 4, 2010

Ok….One more card, then really I’m going to bed…LOL!  I seriously do need to get to bed, otherwise I’m going to oversleep my first day at work….

This card is based on a card by Phyllis Johnson, but I did make quite a few changes.  Again, since its Halloween, I dirtied up all the pieces (I’m still sticking to my guns….Halloween isn’t supposed to be pretty…hehe), purposely made it so all the pieces weren’t so perfectly lined up and even, added some spooky glam with pearl stickles, and replaced some of the expensive Designer Paper with my homemade patterned paper.

Project 100 of 365: Midnight Musings Web:

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100 of 365: Midnight Musings Web

Don’t you just love how the spider web emboss folder makes the dsp crack a little, letting the white core just peek through….Helps add to the disorder of the Spooky Halloween Cards.

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100 of 365: Midnight Musings Web- Inside

Supplies:

Paper:

  • Basic Black
  • Old Olive
  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Whisper White
  • Wicked Fun DSP

Stamps:

  • Dark & Dreary
  • Midnight Musings Jumbo Wheel
  • All Holidays (for inside the card)

Ink:

  • Basic Black

Accessories:

  • Spiderweb Emboss Folder
  • Stickles- Pearl
  • Circle Punches

Woohoo!!  I am finally tired now, so typing up these projects must have been just what I needed… and I’ll still get almost 6 hours of sleep 🙂

Good Night,

StampinBetty

 

Projects 94-96 of 365: 3×3 Halloween Cards September 26, 2010

Next, I based these 3 small cards on the 3×3 cards made by “cindy89” over on the Stampin Up! Demonstrator site.  These cards are almost completely copied from her cards.  There are only minor changes…

Projects 94-96:  3×3 Halloween Cards

94-96

94-96: Halloween 3x3's

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94 of 365: Happy Halloween 3x3

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95 of 365: 3x3 Owl Halloween

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96 of 365: 3x3 Crow and Candle

Supplies:

Paper:

  • Cajun Craze
  • Basic Black
  • Whisper White
  • Wicked Fun DSP
  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Old Olive
  • Newsprint DSP
  • Very Vanilla
  • Old Olive DSP

Stamps:

  • Dark & Dreary
  • Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink:

  • Basic Black
  • Cajun Craze

Accessories:

  • Circle Punches: 1/2″, 1 3/4″
  • 2″ Scallop Circle Punch (non SU)
  • Word Window Punch
  • Polka Dot Rich Razzleberry Ribbon
  • Scallop Trim Corner Punch
  • Rhinestone (non-SU)

Well, I’m off to a good start on my Halloween Cards.  I have a bunch more to post, but they will have to wait.

Until Next Time,

StampinBetty

 

77 of 365: Bridal Shower Card August 21, 2010

Today I went to a bridal shower for the wife of a co-worker/close friend of my husband.  Yep, I said bridal shower for the wife…..they have already been married for a year, as they eloped just before her husband went to Iraq with the Army, and now that he is home they are going back and doing all the wedding stuff.

Anyway….  I DO NOT like this card I made for her.  Yet, I am still posting it because it took me a long time to make it and the creative vision behind it was good.  Once again, I was basing the card off the wedding invitation.  This invitations has a bunch of small flowers all over it that are Orange, Red, Pink, and Purple.  So I decided to take the bouquet from the Blissful Bride set, use a marker to get just the flowers and not the stems, and then made a mask so I could overlap the flowers without making a total mess of it. (Like I said the design inspiration behind it was quite good, but….) I then colored in all the tiny flowers and covered them with Glassy Glaze thick embossing powder.  That part of the project turned out pretty close to how I envisioned (which is why I am still posting it), but it was all down hill from there 😦  Maybe if I would have made this card a few days a go, instead of early this morning, I would have had more time to better design the rest of the card.  Well, I have a week until the wedding ceremony to do better on the next card 🙂

77 of 365: Bridal Shower Card

77 of 365: Bridal Shower Card

Supplies:

Paper:

  • Whisper White
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Peach Parfait

Stamps:

  • Blissful Bride
  • Occasional Quotes (used inside, not shown)

Ink: (mostly markers)

  • Peach Parfait
  • Rose Red
  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Regal Rose
  • Basic Black

Accessories:

  • Glassy Glaze thick embossing powder (UTEE)
  • Heat Gun
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • Swirls Texture Plate

Thanks for looking!!

StampinBetty

 

Project 53 of 365: Friends Never Fade in Rich Razzleberry July 12, 2010

Besides loving the stamp set that is the focus of all of today’s projects (Friends Never Fade) I am soooooo in love with the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Emboss Folder.   Actually I’m in love with all the embossing folders.  I use them all the time!!  Of all the crafty things I have ended up “wasting” money on, the embossing folders are definitely NOT something I have any buyer’s remorse from.

What’s so great about the emboss folders is that you can use the textured paper in place of the expensive patterned paper.  You can brayer craft ink in the emboss folder to create textured and printed paper all-in-one.  And sometimes a simple card can just use a little texture.  If you browse back over my past projects you will start to notice my love affair with textures 🙂   (Whether it is with emboss folders, dimensionals, textured paper, embosslits, or heat embossing, textures just make the project.)

Project 53 of 365: Friends Never Fade in Rich Razzleberry

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53 of 365: Friends Never Fade in Rich Razzleberry

This card is cased from Diana Ochoa Chu on the demonstrator only website (I just added the pretty bow.)

Supplies:

Paper:

  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Soft Suede
  • Whisper White

Ink:

  • Rich Razzleberry

Stamps:

  • Friends Never Fade

Accessories:

  • Vintage Wallpaper Emboss Folder
  • White Satin Ribbon

Back with more soon….

StampinBetty

 

Project 32 of 365: Father’s Day Suit June 17, 2010

The other day I was searching all over to find a tutorial on those oh-so-cute shirt and tie cards when I ran across something even better…A tutorial for a card front that looks like a suit.  It is PERFECT for Father’s day!  I made this one for my Father- In-Law (still trying to come up with a card for my dad).

In this card I also incorporated the colors from the Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 34.  (Can you believe that Dusty Durango and Rich Razzleberry look good together??!!)

I think this turned out just perfect.  While my father-in-law dresses nice he is not a “formal” guy, so this more casual card, with the off-beat colors is such a better fit!  I’m really liking this one and I am likely to make more “suit” cards in the future.

Project 32 of 365: Father’s Day Suit

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32 of 365: Father's Day Suit

Supplies:

Paper:

  • Basic Gray Textured
  • Dusty Durango DSP
  • Sahara Sand
  • Whisper White

Ink:

  • Rich Razzleberry

Stamps:

  • All Holidays

Accessories:

  • Basic Gray Corduroy Buttons
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Whisper White Satin Ribbon
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Tombow Multi Glue

For more info on the Curtain Call Color Challenge click on the picture below:

Curtain Call

Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 34

To get the tutorial for the suit card is made by Jackie Topa.  Click HERE to see it.

I’ll Be back for more soon!

StampinBetty

 

Projects 25-27: Catalog Sneak Peak June 14, 2010

I have a treat for you today!!!  I have created 3 cards for you and they are ALL taken from the pages of the brand new 2010-2011 Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalog set to release on July 1, 2010.  If you have not yet ordered your catalog be sure to send me an email at betty.ray020@gmail.com.  I am charging $9 for the catalog and this includes PRIORITY mailing, so really you are only paying $3-4 for you catalog (that’s less than I pay for them, but I do this in the hope that you will also choose me as your demonstrator for your purchases from the catalog.)  I will be mailing these out the same day I receive my stock of them (expected to be here 1 1/2 to 2 weeks from now). So order early as I did not order that many catalogs….remember….I’m the broke crafter 🙂  After my initial stock is gone you can still order catalogs, but at the normal SU price of $9.95 plus shipping.

I am also very happy to announce that my blog has been live for 1 month, and as of today I have passed 2,000 views…I’ll take that as a sign that I am doing something right 🙂  Now if I can just find some people in the area to hold workshops so I can sell some stuff the world would be a happy place.  Please contact me if you would like to hold a workshop or class in your home, and you live within a 1-2 hour drive of Milwaukee.  I can teach technique classes for a per person fee, which includes everyone completing the project and taking it home with them, or if you live less than 1 hour from Milwaukee we can do the traditional workshop where you gather a group of friends to make a couple simple cards, and browse the catalog (no per person fee, and the hostess receives FREE stuff based on the amount of sales at the party).  I also hold classes where you get to complete 12 cards or several scrapbook pages, and just pay a fee (this way people are not expected to browse the catalogs and buy stuff, they just get to hang out with friends, and make some really cool stuff.)  Just email me if any of these ideas sound interesting to you!!  betty.ray020@gmail.com (thats zero-two-zero) or just post a comment below with your email and I will contact you.

Projects 25-27: Catalog Sneak Peak Cards

25-27 Sneak Peak

25-27 of 365: Sneak Peak Cards

These cards are all very simple and literally come from the pages of the new catalog….I thought this would be a good way of giving you a sneak peak into the catalog without breaking any rules 🙂

Project 25 of 365: Great Friend in So Safron

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25 of 365: Great Friend in So Safron

Supplies:

Paper:

  • So Safron
  • Crumb Cake
  • Rich Razzleberry

Stamps:

  • Great Friend

Ink:

  • Rich Razzleberry
  • So Safron
  • Whisper White CRAFT

Accessories

  • Tombow Glue
  • Snail Adhesive
  • White Emboss Powder
  • Stampin Dimensionals
  • Paper Piercer

Project 26 of 365: Because I Care Sneak Peak

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26 of 365: Because I Care Sneak Peak

Supplies:

Paper:

  • Chocolate Chip Textured
  • Blushing Bride (New for 2010)
  • Pear Pizzazz (New for 2010)
  • Whisper White

Stamps:

  • Because I Care (Brand New Level 1 Hostess Set, so sign up to host a party with me and this set could be yours!!!!)

Ink:

  • Versamark
  • Chocolate Chip

Accessories:

  • New Scallop Border Punch
  • Scallop Corner Punch
  • Tombow Glue
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Certainly Celery Ribbon
  • Soft Subtles Button

Project 27 of 365: Butterfly Friends

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27 of 365: Butterfly Friends

Supplies:

Paper:

  • Crumb Cake (formerly kraft)
  • Sahara Sand DSP
  • So Safron Textured
  • Not Quite Navy
  • Marina Mist (new for 2010)

Stamps:

  • Friends 24-7
  • En Francais

Ink:

  • So Safron
  • Not Quite Navy

Accessories:

  • Beautiful Wings Embosslit
  • Button Latte Button
  • Stampin Dimensionals
  • Pearls
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Tombow Glue

Hope everyone enjoys their little peak into the new catalog 🙂

Stampin Betty

 

Project 20 of 365: Rich Razzleberry Any Occasion Cards June 8, 2010

All I can think of is how cold and gloomy it is for a June Day.  Wisconsin is known for crazy weather changes but really????  Two days ago I got a SUPER red sunburn just from walking around and looking at cars, now today I have on a sweater, and thick socks, and I’m still a bit chilly.

I don’t know about you but I find it so hard to be productive when its gloomy and rainy out all day.  All I want to do when it is like this is curl up with a cozy blanket on the couch with a mocha and watch cheesy old chic flicks, and drift in and out of lovely naps.

Well, lets blame the weather for the lazy cards I am showing you today.  They are really cute but so simple that each one of them can be completed in less than 10 minutes, and with minimal supplies!!  I actually saw VERY VERY similar cards to these on a SU Demonstrator only website, and I do apologize that I did not note who made these to give them their proper credit.  The only real change I made was to make cards with each of the flower stamps in the Fifth Avenue Floral Set, instead of just 2, and I did not put any sentiments on them, as this way I can use them for sweet note cards, or I can quick grab a sentiment stamp and add it when I realize I need a card for someone.  I tend to make a lot of cards without sentiments on the outside or inside.  I do this so that whenever I do need a card I can simply add it without having to make a new card.  On the inside I often times like to have them blank so that I can write the person a longer, more personal, note.

Project 20 of 365: Rich Razzleberry Any Occasion Cards

20 of 365: Rich Razzleberry Any Occasion Cards

20 of 365: Rich Razzleberry Any Occasion Cards

Supplies:

Paper:

  • Crumb Cake (also known as kraft)
  • Rich Razzleberry

Ink:

  • Versamark Pad
  • Versa Mark Marker

Stamps:

  • Fifth Avenue Floral

Accessories:

  • White Embossing Powder
  • Heat Gun
  • Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon
  • Snail Adhesive

See how simple that is, mass produce them and have a bunch around for whenever you need a card!!

That is all for now.  I’m working on another card tonight, but probably won’t be done in time to post it today.

Come Back Soon!

StampinBetty

 

Project 13 0f 365: Anniversary Explosion Box May 30, 2010

13 of 365: Anniversary Explosion Box

Hi All!

The project I am posting today is a belated Anniversary gift for some friends.  When I posted my first blog they had mentioned they liked the Explosion Box Project, and since I had neglected to make them an Anniversary Card, I told them I would make them one if they told me what colors they liked.  Tina said she liked Green and her husband liked Dark Purple, so I hope the colors I used are close enough.  I will soon find out as I will be giving this to them when I head over there in a little while for a pre-Memorial Day cookout!  Yum- Yum…I can’t wait…..Plus I get to give them their gift in front of other people…and maybe, just maybe, some of those people will want one too 🙂

I have been thinking about either holding an Explosion Box class or selling them per request (incorporating colors/themes the people want.)  I am still working out how much is a fair price….So if any of you out there would like me to make an Explosion Box for you, or are interested in hosting a class let me know!!  Email me at betty.ray020@gmail.com.

These boxes really show better when they are filled with pictures and momentos….so click HERE to be taken to the original one I made a couple weeks ago which looks more polished since it is full of pictures and other little things 🙂

Project 13 of 365: Anniversary Explosion Box

13.  Anniversary Explosion Box

13 of 365: Anniversary Explosion Box

Click Here to be taken to my Stampin’ Up! site to purchase current Stampin’ Up! products used to complete this project.

Supplies:

Paper:

  • Whisper White Textured
  • Rich Razzleberry Textured
  • Kiwi Kiss Textured (Retired)
  • Bermuda bay Tetured
  • Walk in the Park DSP (Retired)

Classic Ink Pads:

  • Kiwi Kiss (Retired)
  • Old Olive
  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Bermuda Bay

Stamp Sets:

  • Vintage Vogue
  • Lovely Letters

Accessories:

  • Versa Mark Pad
  • White Emboss Powder
  • Beautiful Wings Embosslit
  • Simple Flower Embosslit
  • Lattice Bigz Die
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Ornament Punch
  • Stickles (non SU)
  • Pearls (non SU)
  • Crystal Effects

More Pictures:

13 of 365: Anniversary Explosion Box

13 of 365: Anniversary Explosion Box

13 of 365: Anniversary Explosion Box

13 of 365: Anniversary Explosion Box

13 of 365: Anniversary Explosion Box

13. Anniversary Explosion Box

13 of 365: Anniversary Explosion Box

I have so many projects partially finished or still floating around in my head so check back often to watch me complete 365 Stampin’ Up! projects in 365 Days.

Have a Fun and Safe Memorial Day!

StampinBetty

 

Projects 11 & 12 of 365: “A Day at the Beach” and “Stenciled Inspirations” May 28, 2010

Hi All,

It’s been a few days, but I am back, and as promised back to a more positive attitude!!  Yesterday I held a small workshop up in Kaukauna, WI, and we had a lot of fun.  We even put together some ideas for future events….So hopefully I will be keeping myself busy 🙂  Plus, as it turns out, one of the girls gave me a good lead on a retirement community about 45 min from here that would probably have fun doing crafts.  Many of you don’t know this, but for awhile I was doing crafts twice a month at an Assisted Living Facility in Caledonia, WI.  I had SOOOO much fun there, but unfortunately they were a newly opened facility and since they did not have many residents yet, they did not have room in their budget, and even with the HUGELY discounted prices I gave them they were unable to continue inviting me back 😦  I actually really miss going there!!  So I’m pretty excited that I might get to go back to doing crafts in retirement and/or assisted living communities again.  It’s just so much fun when their eyes light up like little kids that they were able to create something so pretty.  The ladies (and occasionally, depending on the project, I would get some of the men to join us) would all be sitting in our “craft area” long before I even arrived because they were so excited to make something new.  Gee, I really do miss them…..maybe I should give a call over there and see if they are ready for me to come back yet?????

On another happy note….Our new downstairs tenants will be moving in next week.  This is super cool for many reasons.  First, the apartment won’t be vacant since the last tenants are moving out this week (they were picture perfect tenants.  I am sad to see them go….why do 20-something girls have to fall in love and move in with their 7-year boyfriends….lol…Congrats to her.) But more importantly, I found out that one of the new tennants also has a fascination with paper products!!  She is an illustrator, and while I didn’t ask her specifically what she did, I guess I just pictured “commercial” type of work….but I checked out her blog a couple days ago, and she actually does a lot of wedding invites, and such.  While she is a true artist, i.e. she draws all her images, while I just make stamps and such look pretty it is still cool to know that we might be able to bounce some ideas off each other.  Plus I think some of her images would make AWESOME rubber stamps….  Not only that, but when she was viewing the apartment I had somewhat jokingly tossed around the idea of starting a screen printing business in the basement since she illustrates, and I had recently bought I hobby screen print set-up and realized how easy it was.  In some ways I was just happy that she didn’t think I was a crazy lady and run out of the house…as those who know me better will attest that when I like something I tend to get very excited like a little kid.. 🙂   So I was quite surprised when she answered my email and actually brought up our screen printing conversation from a couple months ago.  Seriously….how cool would it be to start our own little screen printing company in the basement and/or garage……When they get here next week I will do my best to keep my excitement under check and not jump up and down like a little kid, and give them plenty of time to settle in before I try to get anyone to jump into business LOL!!!  But it is pretty exciting to have someone moving in that shares some of the same interests….Plus, even though she is moving from New Orleans, she actually knows more people in Milwaukee than I do….Then again, I guess that is not too shocking since I probably know about 1o people here….I really need to get out more.

I knew there was one more exciting thing today….I am going to watch the new “Sex and the City” movie tonight with Tina.  I’m gonna call her my bestest Milwaukee friend, even though I haven’t know her all that long.  (Our husbands work together.)  We have already found ways to get into all kinds of “trouble,” granted innocent trouble.  We are both light weights where you have no idea what kind of crazy ideas we will get in our heads when we have a drink or 2 (and I am being serious when I say a drink or 2, cus that’s about all we can handle, lol).  So I am a bit concerned since she said we should have a cosmo before the movie to get  “In the Spirit.”  Hopefully she doesn’t tackle me in the parking lot again….Maybe I should wear football pads tonight…just in case 🙂

Now, before you all fall asleep, here are a couple super SIMPLE 6×6 scrapbook pages for you.  The first one “A Day at the Beach” is one of the make-and-take projects I did for yesterdays workshop.

Project 11 of 365: A Day at the Beach

11 of 365: A Day at the Beach

11 0f 365: A Day at the Beach

Don’t give me a hard time about the outfit….The only “tropical” pictures I could find were from when my brother got married in Hawaii 8 years ago!!!

Please click HERE to shop my Stampin Up! site to purchase any of the supplies needed to complete either of the 2 projects shown today.  You can also click on the DONATE button on the upper right portion of the blog to contribute and help me on this quest to complete 365 Stampin UP! Projects in 365 Days.

Supplies:

Paper:

  • 6×6 Old Olive Cardstock (100702)
  • 1 3/4 x 5 1/2 Mambo Melon Cardstock (115320)
  • 1 1/2 x 5 1/4 Whisper White Cardstock (100730)
  • 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 Tempting Turquoise Cardstock (102067)
  • Whisper White Scraps

Classic Ink:

  • Old Olive (102277)
  • Pumpkin Pie (105216)
  • Tempting Turquoise (100814)
  • Melon Mambo (115656)

Stamp Set:

  • Tropical Party (wood-118515 or clear 120081

Accessories:

  • Bold Brights Brads (106957)
  • Soft Subtles Brads (106954)
  • Earth Elements Brads (106955)
  • Dimensionals (104430)
  • Snail Adhesive (104332 or refill-104331)

Project 12 of 365: Stenciled Inspirations

12 of 365: Stenciled Inspirations

12 of 365: Stenciled Inspirations

Supplies:

Paper:

  • 6×6 Sage Shadow Textured
  • 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 Whisper White
  • 3×3 Rich Razzleberry

Classic Ink:

  • Sage Shadow (102532)
  • Perfect Plum (101437)
  • Rich Razzleberry (115658)

Accessories:

  • Folk Flowers Stencil (118139)
  • Sage Shadow Grosgrain 1/4″ ribbon (111369)
  • Snail Adhesive (104332 or refill-104331)

Hope you like these simple scrapbook pages…..Check back often for more paper crafting ideas!!!

StampinBetty

 

Project 9 0f 365: Sunshiny Petal Pizzazz May 24, 2010

Happy Monday….or is it????

Why does it always seem that more computer/internet issues happen on Monday’s than any other day…..Are the “techno geeks”  (and I call you this with much affection, because without you no one would see my pretty cards) hungover/dragging from the weekend?  Or do they simply want everyone else to suffer because they don’t want to be at work either?

And seriously…..why does a website claim to have LIVE help if all you do is send a message in their chat system and then sit and wait a half hour for someone to respond…. (at that point I noticed there was a little thing where it said the number of people who were on live chat….it said 1….which means I was the ONLY person there…so for the hell of it I started typing and chatting to myself  🙂 just to see if anyone would even notice it when they checked their “live help” system, at what ever point they check it.) I wonder if I should ask for a refund of the donation I made to them yesterday???? LOL.

So for the past hour or so I have been trying to upload 2 cards to SplitCoast Stampers.  When I got up this morning I thought that this was going to be such a productive day.  I had made two cute projects last night, and right away I got up, photographed them, edited them, looked up how to submit them for the 2 challenges they were made for.  I thought I was Super Organized, but alas, all of that has fallen to the wayside as NONE of it has worked.  I am at the same spot I was 2 hours ago.  So I decided to flip-flop my plan and see if I have any better luck posting here.

So the below project is for SplitCoast Stampers Featured Stampers Challenge.  Each week they name a Stamper and then you go to that person’s gallery and CASE one of their cards.  The stampers screen name is NCSUnikki and click HERE to see the card I cased.  Basically all I used of hers was the layout and the polka dot background.

Project 9 of 365: Sunshiny Petal Pizzazz

9 of 365: Sunshiny Petal Pizzazz

9 of 365: Sunshiny Petal Pizzazz

At first I didn’t even notice how the yellow flower was almost a little more like a sun than a flower (as that wasn’t the goal) but the more I looked at it the more I thought sunshine….

Click HERE to be taken to my Stampin UP! store to purchase any or all of the Stampin’ UP! supplies you need to complete this card or any other project here.  If you like what you see here and want to help me be able to complete my challenge of 365 projects in 365 days you can shop at my Stampin UP! site or click on the DONATE button on the upper right area of this blog.  I accept donations of any amount…  I would rather work for donations than charge people just to tell them what colors, stamps, and paper I used or what size to cut your paper. 🙂

Supplies:

Paper:

  • 4 1/4 x 11 Whisper White (100730)
  • 1 3/4 x 5 1/4 (cut 2) Rich Razzleberry (115719- multipack which also includes Crushed Curry)
  • 1 1/2 x 5 (cut 2) Old Olive DSP (112160)
  • 2 1/2 x 3 Crushed Curry
  • 2 1/4 x 2 3/4 Whisper White

Classic Ink Pads:

  • Rich Razzleberry (115658)
  • Old Olive (102277)
  • Crushed Curry (115659)

Stamp Set:

  • Petal Pizzazz

Accessories:

  • Old Olive Satin Ribbon (117292)
  • Whisper White Satin Ribbon (114616)
  • Stampin Dimensionals (104430)
  • Snail Adhesive (104332 or refill 104331)

Thank you for stopping by….I should have another card posted later today 🙂

StampinBetty