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Decided to pop back to the Autumn theme for this week’s Fun/Fancy fold card.  This is a oldie, but goodie, from way back.  The tutorial can be found all over YouTube, or on HERE.

This card is super easy to make and it folds flat for mailing.  When you’re cutting your slit down the middle, make sure you take into account any extra layers or dimension on your pop up piece.  I made my center cut 1/4″ wide so the layers slide in and out more easily.

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I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Give Thanks
Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Harvest
BoBunny 6 x 6 – Enchanted Harvest

Delicata – Celestial Copper

Memento – Tuxedo Black
5/8″ sheer copper wired ribbon
Ranger Copper Embossing Powder

Spellbinders Die – Labels Four

Kaisercraft – Bronze Rhinestones

ScorTape – 1/4″
Bow Easy


Burnt Orange cardstock
Neenah White cardstock
Spectrum Noir markers


I’m starting a very special Christmas project this week.  It’s going to take me several days to a week to complete 1 of 3 pieces.  I thought it might be fun to share the process, so I’ll be making posts throughout the making and sharing them here with you!  Be sure to follow along!

Thanks for stopping by!

~~~ Holly ~~~

~ Isaiah 9:6 ~

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This has been a difficult week in our family.  In spite of all the stress, I have been working diligently on the decorations for my Granny’s 100th birthday party coming up in just 3 short weeks.  I’m also putting together a multi-part post about making a special project.  Shhhhhh, that’s all I can say about that yet :)

First, I’m going to have to apologize right out of the gate.  For today’s card, I used a die that is no longer available.  I honestly did not know until I was completely done.  I can offer some alternatives, though.  We’ll get to that.

Here’s Isaiah 9:6

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Isaiah 9 6 1

I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Merry Christmas

Kaisercraft Frosted 6.5″ x 6.5″

Bazzill Metallic Cardstock – Matte Silver – 8.5 x 11
Spellbinders Die – Layered Poinsettia
Spellbinders Heirloom Reflections – no longer available.
May substitute another elongated oval such as the one seen here:
Spellbinders Die – 2012 Heirloom Ornaments

Rhinestones – Red (Tip! If you don’t have

the right color rhinestones, you can color them with markers!)

Seam Binding – Bright Red
Delicata Non-Tarnishing Ink Pad – Silvery Shimmer
Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder – Silver

Memento Dye Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black
1/4 Inch Scor-Tape
Thermoweb 3D Foam Squares
Original Bow Easy


~ Chalkboard Messiah ~

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If you’re a crafter, then you know the Christmas season is upon us!  I have so many projects in the hopper that need to be finished before Christmas… the least of which is Christmas cards.  So, I’m committing to at least 3 Christmas cards per week.  I make it my goal to never make 2 cards alike, so with the introduction of Stamp Simply Clear Stamps new sets, here we go!

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So much inspiration!

Here’s my first of the season:

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I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Jesus

JustRite Clear Stamp – Great Joy

Kaisercraft – Silent Night 6.5″ x 6.5″

May Arts 3/8″ Metallic Velvet -Red

Rhinestones – Red
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
Stampendous Super Fine Embossing Powder – Detail White


Black cardstock
Cherry Red cardstock
White gel pen


I can hardly wait to share more Christmas goodness!  Thanks for stopping by!  Remember to come back if you want to see more!

~~ Holly ~~

~ Autumn Step ~

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I couldn’t be happier.  Autumn is almost here.  I witnessed some changing of the leaves this weekend and it makes my heart happy.  Our temperatures are going to be 20 degrees lower tomorrow than today.  We’re supposedly going to be waking up to temps in the upper 30s.  Right now, my A/C is running.

I know that in a matter of days, I’m going to need to start my Christmas cards, so I’m giving my Autumn stamp sets a last (maybe) stretch before they take a nap until Thanksgiving.  I know I have made this center step card before, but one popped up in my Pinterest feed and I was mesmerized.  So, here we go again :).

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I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Give Thanks

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Harvest
Memento Dye Ink Pad – Rich Cocoa

Memento Dye Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black

May Arts 1/2″ Crochet Lace – Natural

1/8″ Suede String – Red

Spellbinders Die – Decorative Curved Squares

Spellbinders Die – Scalloped Pop Up Box

Prima Perles – Craftsman

Ranger Glossy Accents
1/4 Inch Scor-Tape

Thermoweb 3D Foam Squares – 1/4″ White



Cherry Red Cardstock

Mustard Cardstock

Ranger Distressed spray inks

Watercolor paper


~ Copper Sympathy ~

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Let’s all agree that making sympathy cards is not the most fun type to make.  However, I always feel a presence when I’m doing so.  I always think of the recipient, the family and such while I’m in the process.  It’s definitely a spiritual act.

All of that aside, I fell in love with this copper paper from Stamp Simply Ribbon store and paring it with a deep gray seemed just right.  This is probably one of my most simple cards, but I love the simple in this case.

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Copper Sympathy L

I used:

SSCS Deepest Sympathy
Copper Text stock

Spellbinders Foliage

Delicata Celestial Copper

Ranger Superfine Copper Embossing Powder

May Arts 1.5″ Silky Crushed Ribbon – Rust

1.5″ Metallic Crochet Lace


Thermoweb 3D Foam Squares – 1/4″


Thanks for stopping by!

~~ Holly ~~

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A couple years ago I co-hosted the Technique Lovers Challenge on the Splitcoaststampers website.  It was a lot of fun and I learned a ton of new techniques.  Life happened and I had to bow to a new co-host, but a while back I was asked to fill in this week!   I am really excited.  I’ve spent way too much time on Facebook and not near enough time supporting all my stamping friends on Splitcoasters.

Today I am going way retro.  We’re making waterfall cards.  I actually did a waterfall card a couple weeks back, but before that I hadn’t made one in many years!  It’s a pretty easy interactive card if you are patient with the construction.

You can find a tutorial for the waterfall card in the tutorial section of  You can also find many good YouTube tutorials.

Ok, here we go!  Lots of pictures.

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Missing you Flakes 1


Missing you Flakes 2


Missing you Flakes 3


Missing you Flakes flat

I used:

Altenew’s Painted Butterfly (sentiment)

Gold Cardstock

Neenah White cardstock

SU! Winter Wonderland Vellum


Gold Embossing Powder

SU Wooden Snowflakes

Golden Rod Stickles

Red Enamel dot

SU! Reindeer paperclip

Spellbinders Create-a-Flake die


3M dimentionals

1″ circle punch

1/2″ circle punch

Gold brad


Thanks for stopping by!  Come on over to and play along!

~ Holly

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I’ll admit that just a few months ago, I had never heard of Altenew.  I think I’m becoming a fangirl.  Not only do they have some amazing floral sets with dies, but now we have coffee.  Coffee.  The lifeblood of so many.  I don’t even go to the bathroom before starting my first cup (Keurig).  We have priorities, ya know.

I really wasn’t sure how well I was going to like this color combo, but I LOVE it.  Coffee comes black and sometimes brown.  Enough said.

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Two crossed pockets, roomy enough for several tags (I did four here).  There’s also room to stick a gift card down in there, too!   Each tag has a coffee related saying.


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I used:

Altenew – Coffee Love
Altenew – Coffee Talk

Kaisercraft – Something Blue

Seam Binding – White

May Arts 1/4″ silk – black

May Arts 3/8″ Metallic Velvet

May Arts 3/8″ Metallic Solid Edge
MME Necessities – Metallics

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink

Altenew – Warm Grays ink

Prima Le Mia – Black
Prima Le Mia – Brown

ScorTape – 1/4″

Spellbinders Die – Labels Four

Spellbinders Die – Standard Circles Small

Spellbinders Die for JustRite – Nested Oval Medallion Labels Die


Thanks for stopping by!

~~ Holly ~~

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Here in Colorado, Autumn often brings an early snow.  That’s my favorite snow of the year.  There’s a good chance it will snow in the early hours and be gone by noon.  I love the crisp air here.  Slippers and cocoa (or coffee) on the patio with a barely warm sun kissing my face.  It does NOT get better than that!

Since we’re displaying all of our Autumn splendor this week, I give you frosted leaves…

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I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Give Thanks
Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Harvest

My Mind’s Eye Enamel Dots – Necessities Black Gray

May Arts Kraft Baker’s Twine

Ranger Glossy Accents

Thermoweb 3D Foam Squares – 1/4″ White

Memento Dye Ink Pad – Rich Cocoa

Memento Dye Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black


Check out the Stamp Simply Blog to see more Autumn beauty!

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Holly

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Chilly mornings, crunching leaves, rich colors and pumpkin spice!  Yes, Autumn is coming!!  I couldn’t be happier.  I’m an Autumn girl.  This week we are celebrating new Autumn themed (and metallics!) items from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  Two new sets:

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As well as new metallic cardstock / coverstock:



There’s so much more!  The gorgeous metallics are going to be a big hit this year!

My copper top stacking boxes:

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Copper Top stacking boxes L

I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Give Thanks

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Harvest

Spellbinders Decorative Curved Square

Spellbinders nesting circles
Luxury Pearlescent Metallic 80# Text – Copper

Luxury Pearlescent Metallic 105# Cardstock – Quartz White

Melissa Francis pearls
May Arts 5/8″ Wired Metallic – Copper

May Arts 1/4″ Wired Metallic – Copper

Delicata Non-Tarnishing Ink Pad – Celestial Copper

Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder – Copper

ScorTape – 1/4″


Measurements for boxes:

Bottom box – base 7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″, scored at 2 1/4″ on all four sides

lid 5 1/16″ x 5 1/16″, scored at 1″ on all four sides

Top Box – base 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″, scored at 1 3/4″ on all four sides

lid 4 5/16 x 4 5/16, scored at 1″ on all sides


Thanks so much for stopping by!!

~~ Holly ~~

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Switching gears this week, but only by a little bit.   This is a Recessed Window card.  It’s incredibly easy to create and is so versatile.   I originally found the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers, here.  For some reason, the video wouldn’t pull up for me, so you can find that HERE.

My focus this week is truly a testament to Kaisercraft paper pads.  They have these pads packed with extras.  Borders, tags, sentiment squares/circles and more.  You CAN make an entire card with these pads.  Also, it makes your life easy when you have all the coordinating elements right at your finger tips.

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I had a lot of fun decorating the inside on this one, too.  Some prefer not to decorate inside, but I think it feels unfinished if I don’t

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My supplies list is SMALL on this one, too!

I used:

Kaisercraft 6.5″ x 6.5″ Cottage Rose

White Seam Binding

Melissa Francis white pearls



Thanks for stopping by!

~~ Holly ~~

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