Wondrous Wreath Card Tutorial


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This months first card tutorial is a challenging card that I was inspired to create to help challenge my October, Christmas Bliss Extravaganza Stamp Camp friends.  The afternoon was filled with fun, prizes and wonderful fellowship. I am so grateful to all of my friends and family for their continued support of me and my business. Thank You So Much!!!


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 Card Base & Gate:

* Cut (1) Real Red Cardstock, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″, using the base card template provided. (If you would like to know how I achieved the template I will post it below).

* Cut (2) gate panels in real red at 2-1/2 x 5-1/2 then score at 2-1/8 on the Stampin Paper Trimmer ( if using a score board you will want to score at 3/8).

* Fold the 3/8th tab so that each gate will measure 2-1/8 by folding one tab under on the right and the other on the left, ( you can turn the panels and fold

them to have the folds one on each side)

* Stack the 2 gate panels on top of each other with the 3/8 folded tabs facing under.

* Next using the big shot and the labels framlit 4 (Count the framlit from the largest to the smallest and us the fourth one in)

* Leaving the 2 gates stacked on top of each other slip the gate through the framlit so that the top of the gate panels is under the cutting blade and the bottom is laying on top of the die.

* Take and make your cutting sandwich but instead of covering with the clear top plate completely you will just cove the die and panel halfway, (you only want to cut the top)

* Now using the stripes embossing folder only emboss the 2 stacked gate panels up to a 3rd of the gate length leaving  1-1/4″ of the top with out being textured by the embossing folder, cut the 3/8″ tab off to the start of the gate stripes line as shown below.

* Next using the Versa Mark water mark in and the Flowering flourishes stamp set mask off the gate so that only the 1-1/4″ top on both sides is heat embossed with gold embossing powder and then add the antique brads to the front of each gate.

* Wrap the 1/8 metallic gold ribbon around the top of each gate as shown in picture above.

* Cut 2 whisper white  inside gate panels for the sentiment at 1-7/8 x 3-3/8

* Sponge lightly around the edges to add depth and stamp the sentiment in versa mark water mark ink then heat emboss with gold embossing powder.

* Now attach each gate to the red base with the tabs facing inside the card. ( the tabs will be covered with the white door frame)

* Adhere and center the sentiment panels to the inside of each gate.

* You may need to cut off and even up the bottom of the gate with the card base after it’s attached. ( The extra length of the gate is so that when you cut the shape using the labels framlit you don’t cut it to short)



left and right gate

How to create the center panel card base ( template has been provided above)

* I traced the top left half circle design from the left gate panel I then repeated it on the right

* Next using circle framlit 2 I cut a half circle out  that would connect to the two humps I traced

* Then cut out the traced humps with paper snips


Whisper White Door Frame

* Cut (1) Whisper White, 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″door template base

* Stamp with the Hardwood background stamp in crumb cake, (Stamp off first so it wont be to dark)

* You can print and trace this template or using the circle framelits 2 (counting in from the outer circle) cut a half circle in the top

* Next using the circle framelit 4 cut a half circle as shown, do not cut all the way down.

* Using the Stampin Trimmer cut away the straight line of the half circle to form the window

* Cut away the inside door panel to complete the door frame and set aside for later you will use the hardwood square to form the door panels

* Once your door frame is complete you will take the square panel you cut away and cut (2) 1-5/8 x 2, square panels and (2) 1-5/8 x 1-1/4 distress edges by sponging the edges with crumb cake to add depth

* Then add the panels leaving a 1/8″ gap on each side to form the door



















door wood panels 4

Window Frame:

* Cut one piece of whisper white card stock 3-1/2 x 1-3/4″ using circle framlit 3 cut the outer circle for the base of the045

window frame using the Big shot

* Next using circle framlit 4 cut only a 3rd of the way leaving a 1/4″ on the bottom uncut.

* Using the stampin paper trimmer cut the inside half circle out to complete the window frame as shown below

* Cut a piece of vellum 3-1/ x 1-3/4 and cut only using the circle framelit 4 to for a half circle

* Using the smallest circle framlit 10 blade side up, a mouse pad and stylist mold the a center half circle as shown below.

* Next score the vellum at the 1/2 way make of the center circle you created

* Score the vellum at a 45 degree angle 1/2″ on each side of the center line

Tip: print the window template below layer the vellum on top of the template and trace with a stylist on a mouse pad

* Now adhere by layering underneath window frame.

* Then adhere to the frame of the white door window to frame it


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* Cut  one 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 piece of  whisper white cards stock (I used shimmering white card stock to give it a little sparkle)

* Stamp the wreath base in old olive, then the 2nd layer in garden green.

* Now stamp the little berries using cherry cobbler and embellish with the basic rhinestone jewels.

* You may want to use the flowers also in the Wondrous Wreath bundle, if so I stamped it in cherry cobbler on scrap whisper white card stock and added a little sparkle with my Wink of Stella clear pen.

* Cut 1 bow from the red glimmer card stock using the wonderful wreath bow framlit.

* Attach the wreath and embellish with the glimmer bow and Jewels.

* To color the jewels I used the cherry cobbler blendabilities marker.


Products Used:


Wondrous Wreath Bundle, Flowering Flourishes, More Merry Messages (Retired), Hardwood

Card Stock:

Red Glimmer Paper, Real Red, Whisper White, Vellum


 Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Versa Mark Water Mark Ink, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive


Stripes Embossing Folder (Retired), Gold Embossing Powder


Wonderful Wreath

Labels Collection Framelits

Circle Framelists

Embellishments:  image

Antique Brads

Gold Metallic Ribbon

Basic Jewels, Rhinestones


Big  Shot

Stampin Paper Trimmer

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Fun Flower Punch Post it Note Cover

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3D Butterfly Adorns the

Fun Flower Post it Note Cover

This would be a great gift for someone decorating a new office, a teacher, family member or a good friend.

It’s a simple quick project that gives a big Wow after your finished.



1. Cut a piece of Black Berry Bliss card stock, 3-1/2 x 9-1/4image

2. Score at 3-1/8, 3-1/2, 6-1/2, and 6-7/8

3. Line up label collection framlit 4 at the top

Tip: count the framelits starting from the center, ( smallest framelit) until you get to the 4th one

Tip: The top is the side with the shortest distance from the first score line, the bottom forms a 3-1/8 x 3-1/2 box from the last score line to the edge of the paper.

4. Using the Big Shot and the Magnetic Platform layer the clear plate 1/2 way from the left point to the right point only cutting the top half of the die and the paper as shown. Also cut 1 label for the sentiment using label collection framelit # 2 in Daffodil Delight, stamp your sentiment and set aside

5. Next stamp both sides of the Post It Note cover base with the Flowering Flourishes Stamp in Versamark Ink and heat Emboss it with the gold embossing powder and set with the heat tool

image3D Fun Flower

6. Punch out 3 Fun Flowers in Daffodil Delight Card Stock, then sponge the edges with Black Berry Bliss Ink

7. Using a bone folder shape each petal under and every other petal over, to give them a realistic shape

8. Stack the 3 flowers by using a glue dot in between each layer off setting the petals.

Tip: You may also use a brad to stack the flower, I found it was just easier for me to use the glue dot

Prepare The Butterfly

9. Stamp 1 large Papillon Potpourri Butterfly in Versamark Ink on the black berry bliss card stock and heat emboss in the gold embossing powder, Punch out using the Elegant Butterfly Punch

10. Stamp the small Papillon Potpourri Butterfly in Black Berry Bliss ink on daffodil delight card stock and punch out with the itty bitty punch

image11. Stack the small Butterfly on top of the Larger Butterfly with adhesive leaving the wings free, just apply the glue to the butterfly spine then attach to the top of your 3d flower in the center

Tip: You may shape the butter fly and puff it to add a more 3d effect to the project, see the tutorial at this link,

12. Now glue the 3d flower to the top flap of the post it note cover

13. Center the 3×3 Post It Note pad and adhere with adhesive to the inside center panel of the cover base

14. Add the Super Slim Small Magnetic + disc or Velcro with red sticky strip or a very strong adhesive to the underside of the cover top flap. Center and add the – magnet to the underside of the bottom of the post it note cover.

15.    Embellish with Rhinestones and enjoy

Items Used:image

Fun Flower Punch, item #133785
Labels Collection Framelits, item # 125598
Elegant Butterfly Punch, item #127526
Bitty Butterfly Punch, item #129406
Feels Good Stamp set, item #129684
Flowering Flourishes Stamp set, item #126367 – Clear, 131998 – Wood
Papillon Potpourri Butterfly, item #123759 – clear, 132058 – Wood
Gold Stampin Emboss Powder, item #109129
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad item #102283
Super Slim Small Magnetic disc or Velcro
Simply Scored, item #122334
Stamping Sponge, item # 11610
Daffodil Delight Card stock, item #119683
Black Berry Bliss Card stock, item #133675
Black Berry Bliss Ink Pad , item #133642
Big Shot, Item#11439
Big Shot Magnetic Platform, Item#130658
Bone Folder, item #102300
Sticky Strip, item #104294
Glue Dots, item #103683
Basic Jewels Rhinestones, item #119246
Stampin Up Heat Tool, item #129053
3×3 Post It Note


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Everything Eleanor Video Tutorial Release

everything eleanor swap

Good Afternoon Crafters,

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As promised I have finally been able to release my next card tutorial video, Stampin Up Everything Eleanor, Yah!!!

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or click on the photo above to watch my latest project video.

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Stampin Up Everything Eleanor

everything eleanor swap



This card was inspired by a swap card I saw at the 2014 Stampin Up Convention last month. I have been asked by several people how the card was created and unfortunately I only had taken a photo of

the card and did not have any of the instructions or the name of the original creator of the project so I made my own version of the card and I taught it at my August Stamp Camp.

It was a big hit!

So I would like to share it with you my subscribers.




Items Used:

Tangelo Twist 3/8 Ribbom, item #133669

Sponge Dauber, item #133773

Stampin Sponge, (cut in fours), item #101610

1-3/8 Circle Punch, item #19860

7/8 scallop Punch, item # 129404

2-3/8 Scallop Punch, item #118874

1-1/4 Scallop Punch, item #127811

Oval Scallop Punch, item #119856

Rhinestone Basic Jewels, item #119246

Everything Eleanor Stamp Set, item # 124164 clear, 131987, wood

A Dozen Thoughts, item # 13159 clear, 131056 wood

Flowering Flourishes, item #126367 clear, 131998 wood

Tangelo Twist Card Stock, Cut to 4-1/4 x 11-1/5, folded to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2.”

Mossy Meadow Card Stock, Cut to 4 x 5-1/4.”

Whisper White Card Stock, cut to 3-1/2 x 5.”

Whisper White Card Stock, Cut to 4 x 5-1/4 for the inside panel

Ink Used:

Mossy Meadow

Tangelo Twist

Soft Sky


* First punch out (5) 1-3/8 circles in whisper white, sponge the edges with Tangelo Twist ink.


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* Next as shown above fold each circle in half,

* fold back from the bottom to meet the center fold at a 45 degree angle,

* turn over and repeat to match the fold on the other side meeting the center fold,

* open, turn over and fold back to the center fold line repeat on the adjacent side and press flat

* Now that all your flower petals are complete punch out (1) 7/8 scallop circle, fold in half and then in half again, cut each equal part into 4 pieces.

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* Punch out (1) 2-3/8 Scallop, 1-1/4 Scallop, and (1) Oval Scallop to form a cloud template, starting midway on the whisper white 3 1/2 x 5″ card stock take a sponge dauber and stroke the soft sky ink off the edges ont to the white card stock, gradually moving upward to make the sky background.

Tip: turn the template in random directions to make the clouds have different shapes and sizes

* Next stamp the whisper white 3 1/2 x 5″ panel in the center with the Everything Eleanor image in Mossy Meadow, this will be your stems.

* Add using adhesive, 1 flower petal to the end of the 2 single stems, now cover the bottom of the petal with the mossy meadow triangle piece shown above.image

* To make the cluster flower first add 2 petal in a V formation to the Everything Eleanor stem. Then add the 3rd petal on top in the center, example shown below.

* Now take the mossy meadow scallop triangle piece you cut out and place it over the end to form the flower bottom.

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* Embellish with the Rhinestone Jewels,image

* Stamp sentiment in mossy meadow,

* Add a flat knot bow and enjoy!



I hope you like this card and give it a try.

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At the end of August I will choose one of my subscribers comments and send them this card in the mail as a thank you for leaving me a warm and kind word of joy.

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Regarding Dahlia 2 Step Stamping Technique

imageI have been asked,

“What is the 2 Step Stamping Technique

you used to create this image with the

Regarding Dahlia Stamp Set?

So here it is!




1.  I stamped the image using Memento’s Black Tuxedo Ink,  (item, #13278)

2.  I colored the image using the Stampin Up Blendabilities Alcohol Markers in, Daffodil Delight (item, #130998),  Pumpkin Pie (item, #130997) and Cherry Cobbler (item, #130995)

3. Once I was happy with my shading I re-stamped the image using my Stamp-a-ma-jig, (item, #101049) and Versa Mark Water Mark Ink,( item, #102283)

4. Covered image in clear embossing powder, (item, #109130) and heat set it with my heat tool, (Item, #129053).  That’s what gives it such an awesome 3D  WOW!

5.  I then fussy cut it out and attached it using the Stampin Up dimensionals (item, #104430).

The Card is basically the same as my Regarding Dahlia Convention Card Swap Tutorial.

  • The Cherry Cobbler cardstock matt was embossed using the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, (item #127751) and the Big Shot, (item #113439)
  • The Swirls are from the Everything Eleanor Stamp Set (item #131987, wood and 124164, clear)
  • Sentiment is from the Blooms with Hope Hostess Stamp Set, (133949, wood and 133952, clear)
  • The background on the strip of pumpkin Pie card stock is now retired, it is from the En Francais background stamp.

I hope you give this technique a try.

I would love for you to send me your pictures of what you have created using this technique,

Just email it to me at LeahsCards or you can #LeahsCards on Insta-Gram.

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Happy Crafting!

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Regarding Dahlia Card Swap


Products Used:

Stamp  Sets

Regarding Dahlia,  item #130327 – clear ,  130324 – wood

Wetlands, item #126697 – clear,  126695 – wood

Gorgeous Grunge, item #130517 – clear, 130514 – wood

Flowering Flourishes, item #126367 – clear, 131998 – wood

Card Stock

Pumpkin Pie

Cherry Cobbler

Whisper White

Ink Pad & Markers

Pumpkin Pie

Daffodil Delight

Cherry Cobbler

Versa Mark Watermark Ink Pad, item #102283

Embossing Folder:

Decorative Dots, item #133520

White Embossing Powder, item # 109132

Gold Embossing Powder, item # 109129

Embossing Buddy,  item #103083

Sponge Daubers,  item #133773

Stampin Up Dimensionals,  item #104430



Pumpkin Pie Base Card: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″, folded to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4″

Cut (2) Whisper White Mats, 5 1/8 x 3 7/8″

Cut (1) 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 piece of Whisper White for the flower

Cut (1) Whisper White Mat, 2 5/8 x 5″

Cut (1) Pumpkin Pie Mat, 2 1/2 x 5″

Cut (1) Cherry Cobbler Mat, 5 x 3 3/4″

Cut (1) Cherry Cobble banner for sentiment, 3 x 1 1/8″

* First emboss the cherry cobbler mat using the decorative dots folder and glue to the 5 1/8th white mat and glue to the card base.

* Next, on the white 3 1/2 piece stamp and heat emboss the dahlia bloom image using the versa mark water mark ink pad and the white embossing powder and heat set.

Tip:  Versa Mark Ink is a watermark ink that is sticky so when you stamp an image using it you can then pour embossing powder over it and heat set it for a raised image.

* Using sponge dauber start in the center coloring the image in a circular motion with the Daffodil Delight you will notice as you move outward the color will get lighter that is what you want.

* Using a clean sponge dauber you will slightly over lap your next color of Pumpkin Pie coloring in a circular motion outward almost to the outside edge of the image

Your last color to add to the dahlia image is the Cherry Cobbler, you want to start coloring from the outer edge moving in toward the pumpkin pie and slightly over lap the two colors, fussy cut the image and set aside.

* Using the pumpkin Pie mat you cut 2 1/2 x 5, shade the outer edge with a sponge in pumpkin pie ink by flicking it around the outer edge to give it a distressed cloudy look that will define the matt for framing.

* Then stamp the speckle image from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp set in cherry cobbler on to the pumpkin pie mat.

Tip: You will want to stamp off the color before you stamp the speckle on the card stock and stamp it a couple of times before you re-ink the stamp so that the image has a variation of the cherry cobbler color.

* Next you want to stamp the flower floret swirl image in Versa Mark and heat emboss it with the gold embossing powder,

Add using stamping dimensionals.

* Stamp the Wetlands sentiment on the cherry cobbler banner  with the versa mark ink and heat emboss with the white embossing powder.

Add to the pumpkin Pie mat using dimensionals.

Embellish with jewels and make it your own.

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Thinking Of You

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This card was created using the Stampin Up Blessed Easter Stamp set and the sentiment is from the wetlands stamp set. The back ground is created using the Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper.

Products Used:

Tangerine Tango Card Stock,

Venetian Romance Card Stock,  item #130144

Blessed Easter Stamp Set, item #133212

Wetlands Stamp Set,  item #126697

Very Vanilla Cardstock,  item #101650

Blender Pen, item #102845

Stampin Dimensionals,  item #104430

Tangerine Tango Classic Ink

Daffodil Delight Classic Ink

Old Olive Classic Ink

Stazon Black Ink



Cut tangerine tango cardstock in half,  8 1/2 x 5 1/2 and fold in half to form a card

Cut Venetian Romance DSP 4 x 5 1/4  and layer on front panel of card

Cut another piece of Tangerine Tango 2 7/8 x3 1/8, for focal  image base

Cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock 2 3/4 x 4″, stamp the tulip stamp from the blessed Easter stamp set onto the left side of the focal panel. Then stamp your sentiment.

cut some 1/4″ ribbon to 9″ and fold in half

Layer the folded ribbon leaving the tails showing and glue it under the 2 3/4 very vanilla focal image piece.  Attach the ribbon and focal image on top of the tangerine tango cardstock focal image base

Next stamp on scrap very vanilla cards stock 2 tulip images in stazon black, color them using tangerine tango classic ink and the daffodil delight ink for highlights. You can us the blender pen to give it a water color effect by taking the blender pen and dip it into the ink pad lid ( use a closed ink pad and press down on the lid to transfer ink from the pad to the lid)  or if you have the refills just use a drop on your craft mat and dip the blender pen tip in the ink and color. ( be careful not to over saturate your paper so you don’t cause it to rip)  Use the same technique to color in the stems and leaves with Old Olive classic ink, Cut out the images and set aside.

Now pop up the focal image using the stampin dimensional and add the cut out tulip image on top of the stamped image also using stampin dimensionals

For the inside of the card cut a base card of very vanilla, 4 x 5 1/4, center and glue to card,

at the bottom cut and glue a 4 x 1″ piece of Venitian Romance DSP.

Finally add the other cut out tulip and glue it to the left bottom corner and enjoy.

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