Scrapbook Expo 2017 Saturday Card Swap Ideas

Back for another card for the Duluth, Georgia Saturday Scrapbook Expo Card Swap. Keeping it simple and will add some bling later once I have them all done.

This is a Darcie’s Fairy Tales stamp set. The stamped images were fussy cut. Really need that ScanNCut! 

A Sizzx Paisley embossing folder, a label cut form gold scraps, and the perfect sentiment from MayMay Made It Just Wanted You To Know stamp set.

Stamping is much more satisfying using the Misti. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves to stamp.

Happy stamping!

Donna Lee


Scrapbook Expo Card Swap 2017 Duluth GA

This years (2017) Saturday card swap theme is using embossing folders or bling. I had some time in my stampin studio this weekend with the older grands and was able to make three cards for the swap. I decided I need to keep it simple and if I have time I can always add more bling at the last minute.

I have Darcie’s Fairy Tales stamp set that hadn’t been inked from last years Expo shopping so I gave it some ink love using Memento Black ink and my Misti. 

Simple coloring with markers, gel pens, and Wink of Stella clear pen. A paisley Sizzix embossing folder ran through my Cuttlebug on Neenah White 110# card stock once. The sentiment is from a MayMay Made It stamp club set. I think it’s called Wanted You To Know but that may not be correct.

Using scraps of gold card stock I cut a label to mount this adorable Unicorn on. I had to fussy cut this stamped image, but maybe a ScanNCut will be in my future soon. 

Happy stamping to all! I

I’ll be back with another card soon!

Donna Lee

Simple All Occasion Cards


I like making simple yet elegant cards and I think these cards qualify! Using supplies and scraps I had close to my scrapping island I made these 4 cards very quickly.

I stamped my image about 12 times weeks ago. When I pulled out my scraps I chose colors from my Stamp N Write Markers by Stampin’ Up and colored the 4 images to coordinate with the scraps I decided to use.

I used a Stardust Glitter Pen that I picked up at my LSS to add some bling to the little dresses.


Merry Monday #16 ~ Christmas Card Challenge


What better way to have all of your Christmas Cards done than to do one a week between now and Christmas time.

I found this sketch and a weekly challenge over at Always Playing With Paper. The challenge is posted on Monday’s and you have until Sunday of the next week to enter a link to your blog post for this weeks challenge. They have a great design team I inspire you so pop over there and take a few supplies and Cristmas goodies and knock out a great Christmas card or two!

I used Stampin Up Holiday Thyme DSP, a Two Step Bird punch to make the cardinal, and some SU card stock. I kept it simple as I have the birds already made. I colored the Christmas Postcard stamp with Stampin Up Stamp N Write markers and used the ink and a blender pens on some of the stamp for shading purposes.


A little glitter pen and Signo silver and gold gel pens on the bells. Hope you enjoy and happy crafting!

Welcome ~ Multi Purpose Card

It’s great to have cards made to use for multiple occasions! I think today’s card is one of those cards to keep in my stash.


This is a CAS (clean and simple) card if there ever was one! You could dress this card up or keep it as is depending on who your recipient is.

I used Stampin’ Up! Framelit Die Label Collection to emboss the label shape on the card.

To emboss my card front I used my PC Cuttlebug with the tan crease mat by Spellbinders and the A and B plates. I added my card stock and centered the Label die cut side up. I added the 2nd B plate and then used a piece of chipboard for a Shem. If your using thicker card stock you may not need a Shem. Very easy to do and I love the look!

Here are my directions for using the Framelit Dies in my PC Cuttlebug.


This card can easily be used to welcome a baby, for baptism or christening, Easter, get well, thinking of you, praying for you, new members, new church visitors, a simple wedding card, the ideas are endless really!

The cross is from PC Cricut Easter 2010 cartridge and was cut using my Cricut Expression. I embossed the 3 inch cross with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.

The welcome stamp is from a retired Stampin’ Up! Stamp set that I cut apart to be able to use the words individually.

Have a fantastic week!

Happy Easter! He Is Risen!

Here is another Easter card that I made using my free Framelit Die Label Collection from Stampin’ Up! and some DCWV Mediterranean Cafe papers that scream Spring!


My card is a standard A2 size. The first layer of patterned card stock is cut at 4X5.25 inches. I centered the 3rd largest die on this card stock and cut it with my Cuttlebug using the A, B, and C cutting plates. The base of my card was cut using the 4 largest die centered on the front using the same cutting plates. I used a piece of Stampin’ Up! Marina Mist card stock to layer on the inside of the front of my card.

The Easter 2010 Cricut cartridge makes these cards a breeze! I cut a whole page of this cross to use for various cards at 3 inches. The cross is embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and popped up using Sticky Doos adhesive from Hobby Lobby.


Easter or Sympathy Card ~ Framlits Dies Label Collection


Easter is drawing near and I had yet to get the first Easter cards made until last weekend. I was playing with my free Stampin’ Up! Framelit Dies Label Collection and decided to try making a popped up border and added this gorgeous embossed cross from PC Easter 2010 seasonal cartridge.


I wanted to make a few that are more masculine looking for my Dad and my brother. I used the Tim Holtz Woodgrain Embossing Folder by Sizzix with my PC Cuttlebug. The cross was cut at 3 inches. I cut a page of these to use on various cards in the future.

I used the 4th largest die in the Label Collection to cut the opening in my A2 card. I tried to center it as best as I could on the card front before running it through my Cuttlebug using the A, B, and C plates. The striped label is the 2nd largest die with the 3rd largest die nested in its center and run through my Cuttlebug. I will try to take a photo of this the next time I do it and post a tutorial!
The largest frame and the cross is popped up using pop up adhesive. I lined the inside of the front of the card with some pretty coordinating paper from DCWV Cafe Mediterranean. Not I used the back side of the cross as its de-embossed verses embossed for a more masculine look.

Thanks for coming by today and happy crafting!


Donna Lee