Pansy Petals Easy Side-step Card and 4 Days and Counting!


I CASE’d the fold for this easy side-step card from Julie Davison…thank you, Julie! I liked this card fold for its simplicity. The cuts and scores for a traditional side-step card can be complicated…and confusing! This card was made from the Pansy Patch Bundle and the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper as well as a Bumblebee trinket. You can find this suite in the May 2021-April 2022 Annual Catalog.

The card base was cut from Pale Papaya cardstock. DSP from the suite was used to cover the three front panels. I used Fresh Freesia to cut out the pansy and the pansy bud in the foreground and used Evening Evergreen for the bud stem. I applied Fresh Freesia ink to darken the cardstock in certain areas for the pansies. The two pansies in the background were cut from the DSP using dies from the suite. The leaves were also cut from a piece of the DSP (how cool is it that you can use the dies to cut out shapes from the DSP?!). I used the Label Me Lovely punch (also from the May 2021-April 2022 Annual Catalog) for the sentiment in basic white and then again in Evening Evergreen for a shadow layer underneath. This particular card is for a birthday but could be used for Easter, a get well wish, thinking of you, etc. I think it’s so bright and cheerful!

  • Card Base: Cut to 5-1/2″ x 8″, then scored at 3″, 6″ and 7″
  • Side Step: Cut to 3″ x 6″, then score at 4-1/4″
  • Designer Series Paper: Cut one at 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ (for the front “step” on the card base), one at 2-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ (for the card “front”) and one at 4″ x 2-3/4″ (for the front of the “side-step).
  • Cardstock for inside sentiment is cut to 2-3/4″ x 4″
  • Optional cardstock for back of card: Cut to 2-3/4″ x 5-1/4″

HINT – When adhering the side-step to the card base, close the card base and adhere the side-step to the small step on the card base front first. Then, adhere the back of the side-step piece to the back of the card base…you will only glue about a 1/2″ of the side-step to the back of the card. Check placement before adhering!


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That’s right, the January-June Mini Catalog and the Sale-a-bration Catalog are releasing on January 4th! Can’t wait! Be sure to check back on January 4th to view the new mini catalog and the Sale-a-bration catalog. Don’t forget that during Sale-a-bration you can earn free products! Did I say “free”…yes, I did!

Have a fabulous day!

Eden’s Garden and Last Chance Products

Eden’s Garden

If you haven’t checked out the Eden’s Garden bundle (includes the stamp set and dies, Item No. 157382) I highly recommend that you do. This bundle will help you create beautiful, elegant, all-occasion cards. The Eden’s Garden stamps and dies will still be available in the upcoming January-June 2022 Mini Catalog, so you have plenty of time to order.

Items that are only available for a limited time – until January 3, 2022 or while supplies last include the Ever Eden 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper (Item No. 159996), the Ever Eden 12″ x 12″ Cotton Paper (Item No. 159997), and the Garden Gems (Item No. 159277). As of this morning all of these additional items are still available, but don’t delay – order now!

Watch this blog for a future Eden’s Garden project tutorial.

Last Chance Products

With the release of the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog, some Stampin’ Up products are being retired from the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog. Check out the list of retiring items here and be sure to place your order for any of these items no later than January 3.

Have a wonderful day!

Yours in crafting,


Where did the year go? New catalogs coming soon and the January Kisses & Hugs Paper Pumpkin kit!

Where did the year go?

If you’re feeling like I am, 2021 has zipped by in a FLASH! I mean, really, it feels like I blinked and we are now in the last week of December. Maybe it’s not a bad thing to be starting a new year – anyone else ready to put 2021 to rest? I’m personally looking forward to 2022. Each new year holds lots of promise and the one thing I’m most looking forward to is connecting with new friends and sharing my love of creating! Happy New Year to one and all! What are you most excited about in 2022?

New Catalogs coming on January 4, 2022

Is anyone else as excited as me for the upcoming release of the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog and the Sale-a-bration Catalog? Both of these catalogs are slated to be released on January 4, 2022 and I can’t wait! I’ll be posting the digital copies of the new catalogs on my site as soon as they release…so be sure to check back next week to view the catalogs! I’ve had a chance to review both, and I can tell you that there are some really great items included! Warningyou won’t be able to decide what to order first!

january kisses & hugs paper pumpkin Kit

With Valentine’s Day coming up in a few short months you might think the January Kisses & Hugs Paper Pumpkin kit is just for this occasion, but that’s not the case. This kit would be perfect for anniversaries, birthdays, or a love note to your significant other as well. The kit comes with enough supplies to make 10 cards – 5 each of two designs and coordinating envelopes are included. You will also receive an exclusive stamp set and a Gray Granite Classic Stampin’ Spot. The cards are heart shaped! The January Kisses & Hugs Paper Pumpkin kits must be purchased no later than January 10th.

You’ll also be able to purchase a coordinating add-on – the Kisses & Hugs Mini Treat Boxes, Item No. 160147, for $10. You’ll receive 20 mini treat boxes (1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″), gold cord and the boxes are printed with gold foil. Who wouldn’t want to receive one of these special boxes? To purchase this add-on, you must be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber and the add-on can be purchased beginning on January 25. Don’t wait until the last minute to order as supplies may be limited!

New Paper Pumpkin kits are released each month. You can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and pay-as-you-go or sign up for prepaid subscriptions. To sign up for a Paper Pumpkin subscription, click here.


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