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It’s Wednesday WOW! #127 and Beautifully Penned Paper Week. What a double bonus!

What about making some cute little Paper notes with pretty papers. I used the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper for these. They are so easy – and sweet!

These are little Customer Thank You notes for those of you who ordered this month. Are you getting one?


Cut the paper to 15cm x 10cm. Score at 7.5cm. (6″ x 4″ score at 3″). It’s that easy!

I added a white card insert inside to write on. The small flower from the Delicate Dahlias stamp set (another Sale-A-Bration choice) was stamped inside to match the sentiment tag I added on the outside.

The sentiment is from the Many Messages stamp set and diecut with a die from the Tasteful Labels Dies.

This Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper is a free choice for Sale-A-Bration with orders over $90.

You can see more of the prints on this paper -> HERE.

In Australia? I would love to help you with your order. You can contact me directly on 0439 844574 or head to my store now -> HERE and order. Don’t forget to pick up your Sale-A-Bration choice. Please use the Host Code: SN2FPKZB

Have a great day,


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We have so many lovely papers for Sale-A-Bration this round. The Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper is just one. I thought we should take a look at this one today.

This paper has 12 sheets of patterned paper: 4 each of 3 double-sided designs in 12″ x 12″ size. It comes in varying black and white patterns. You will notice that many of the patterns are similar to the Hand-Penned DSP in the Annual Catalogue.

You can choose to colour the papers or leave them as they are. I have been using them a lot recently. Some I have coloured and some I have left as they are. I have too many cards to just share in one post so I think this will be a Beautifully Penned Week! Watch out for this in the coming week.

Just to get your started I will share a few projects.

These cute pillow boxes (made by Stampin’ Up! artists) are created with the Pretty Pillow Box Dies.

For this card (also created by Stampin’ Up! artists) several patterns of the paper was used. The paper was diecut with the floral background and the white card piece was matted on the stripy pattern. Some little flowers were fussy cut out and added.

Here is a card I created recently with the papers. Don’t wasted even the little strips. They will all co-ordinate together on one card.

I love black with POPS of pink. This is Polished Pink. You could use any colour though to make it POP. What colour would you use??

The stamp set is from the Color and Contour stamp set.

This Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper is a free choice for Sale-A-Bration with orders over $90.

You can see more of the prints on this paper -> HERE.

In Australia? I would love to help you with your order. You can contact me directly on 0439 844574 or head to my store now -> HERE and order. Don’t forget to pick up your Sale-A-Bration choice. Please use the Host Code: SN2FPKZB

Be sure to head back here when I share more projects with this gorgeous paper.

Have a great Saturday,


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It was my gorgeous girl’s 20th Birthday yesterday.  I don’t know where that time has gone! I thought I would share the card I created for her.

It was a very quick card and very simple but what more do you need with the cute Playful Pets Designer Series Paper.  Those little doggies just make you smile don’t they?? She just LOVES dogs.  So I thought she would love all these little doggies – and she did!  To be honest I actually bought this paper for her as I know she will love creating with it.

The sentiment is from the Many Mates stamp set and coloured with the Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends. The sentiment was cut with one of the dies in the Tasteful Labels Dies set.  Underneath that I diecut a little banner strip with another die in the set.  The banner was with a little piece of the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper.   It is a little hard to tell but I added some loops of the retired Silver Thread under the sentiment.

If you are a cat lover there is very cute cat prints too in the pack.  Just so much cuteness in one pack.

Hope you have a great week.  Get some creating time in for you this week.  We all need that little escape.


In Australia?  You can shop in my store for this cute paper and all the other wonderful Stampin’ Up! products.  Head -> HERE. 

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I have been using the Tasteful Touches Bundle A LOT lately.  While I love the stamp set I really love the dies.  I love that you can use them for your sentiments or for small images and I love that they can be layered together to use on your projects.  I thought you might like to see how to use them more.

Our Wednesday’s WOW! #104 – Layering the Tasteful Labels Dies. 

Firstly, let’s look closely at the dies.  There are 10 dies in the set.  The largest die is 8.9cm x 6.4cm (3-1/2″ x 2-1/2″)

I know it may be a bit hard to tell in this image but with these dies some have a scored edge (top half) and others have a stitched edge (bottom half).  It’s great that there is the different looks in the one set.

Most of the dies can be layered together for your images or sentiments.  I have shown some below for you.  There are so many other options though.

How cool are they??

I hope you found the chart helpful to see ways that you can put your diecuts together. Be sure to PIN the image so you can refer back to it.

If you must have the Tasteful Labels Dies in your stash then they are now available in my store.  Grab them on their own or get them in the Bundle with the Tasteful Touches stamp set.

In Australia?  I would love to help you with ordering them. Visit -> HERE to order.

Please use the Host Code: YQQGTXQR

As a Thanks when you order them I will send you card kits for 2 cards I have created recently with them.  Some of the cards you can check back on the past posts.

Thanks for visiting me.


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Time for another Blog Hop with the Stamping Around The World Tutorial Group.  We bring you different Tutorials each month and join together in a Blog Hop.

This month I am using the Tasteful Touches Bundle.  I have loved using this bundle the last few weeks.  It is so gorgeous.

Here is my project for you.

The flower is stamped over the white card with Basic Gray ink.  It just makes a simple statement.  The flower is stamped again on scrap white card and this one coloured with the Flirty Flamingo and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.  The flower is fussy cut out with scissors.

The sentiment piece is stamped on Sahara Sand and diecut with the small banner shape from the Tasteful Labels Dies.  I thought the flower was a little bare so added a scallop circle cut from Vellum.  This scallop is cut with the scallop die in the the Tasteful Label Dies set.

Card measurements:

Thick Whisper White card base: 21cm x 14.8cm scored at 10.5cm   (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″)

Flirty Flamingo card: 8.5cm x 12.8cm (3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″)

Whisper White card: 8.1cm x 12.4cm (3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″)

Scrap card pieces: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Vellum.

Also used: 

Tasteful Touches Bundle, Many Mates stamp set.

Memento Ink, Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends (light and Dark), Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends, Adhesive Pearls. 


Now you are off to continue on your Blog Hop.

Click on the Blue Frog tab below to head on your way.

Happy Hopping,