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Saturday, October 30th, 2021

Hi Everyone!!

It’s Susan here with the Random Act of Cardness prompt for today and that prompt is TRICK.

I have to admit this one threw me for a loop. I struggled for a while to come up with something. I decided to do some research on YouTube and see what I could find. I did find quite a few tutorials on how to make a card with a secret message. I watched a few of them and I was stumped at how they made it. I found someone who had a tutorial written out step by step with pictures and I still didn’t get it.

So I decided to make one and see if that would make it clear to me.

And it did!

I also decided to record the process and take you along with me to figure it out.

Click HERE to watch the whole process on YouTube.


Here’s a peak at the finished card.

And here’s a few pics of the inside.

I tried typing out the instructions but I struggled with making it clear. I highly recommend watching the video. (link ablove)





I hope you’re inspired to give this a try – or to find another way for the prompt ‘TRICK’ to inspire you and if you are please share your cards with us over on the Scrap’n Stamp Facebook Challenge Page.


Happy Stampin’
and thanks so much for visiting!
Stay safe everyone!!


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Welcome to Autumn!

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

Today’s word prompt for the Scrap ‘N Stamp daily challenge is ‘trees’. It’s Deb here, from the Design Team! I chose that word, as I thought it would be the perfect way to say ‘welcome’ to autumn! As far as colours go, it has to be my favourite time of year. Plus, it’s a good excuse to cozy up with sweaters or blankets, especially with a good book.


I’ve been waiting to use this new Penny Black stamp, called Enlightened. It’s more about the leaves that the actual tree, but I figured that was close enough! Plus, it gave me a chance to  pull out my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers, for some watercolour.

Welcome to Autumn!

Don’t you just want to grab your favourite hot beverage, and snuggle on the couch? But wait – finish reading my post, first!


Start with a piece of watercolour paper, set up in your stamp platform. Next, randomly add ink from your Carmine Red, Yellow, and Orange Zig markers, onto the leaves. Lightly spritz with water, and then press firmly onto the paper. Repeat this as many times as you like, until you’re happy with the colours. Next, use the Blue Gray marker for the lines, and the Light Green marker for the stems, and repeat the process.  If you don’t have markers, you could do this process with your Distress Ink pads, as well.

For the sentiment, I chose the Memory Box Harvest Love set. Stamp the sentiment onto vellum paper in Versamark ink. Next, cover the stamping with copper embossing powder, and heat set.  Repeat this with the smallest leaf stamp from this set. Colour the leaf using the same colours you used for the background.  This Harvest Love bundle comes with coordinating dies – use that with your Big Shot to die cut the leaf.  Die cut the sentiment with a stitched oval die, and then glue it onto the watercolour panel.

Layer the front panel onto a piece of copper glimmer paper using foam tape, and then attach these to an orange card base.  Attach the leaf using a foam square, and then glue on some sequins, to finish off your card.

Welcome to Autumn!

The copper embossing powder is so rich and warm!


I hope that you’ll welcome fall too, and join in my word prompt challenge of trees! To play along is easy; join the Scrap ‘N Stamp Facebook group HERE. You’ll find a different word prompt  for each day of the month. Play along as many times as you want! Share a photo of your project in the group, with the hashtag #snschallenge.  At the end of the month, one participant’s name is randomly drawn, and awarded a $50 Gift Certificate to shop at Scrap ‘N Stamp! In the meantime, when you shop at Scrap ‘N Stamp be sure to use my Design Team code 10DEB to receive 10% OFF your total purchase! (regular priced items only).

Welcome to Autumn!

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Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Hi Everyone! It’s Susan here with you today sharing the Random Acts of Kindness prompt and that is Friendship. I’ve had the Bundled Buddies stamp set from Penny Black for quite some time and absolutely love it but never use it. I love the image and I especially love the sentiment and thought it was perfect for today.

I started with a piece of white card stock cut to 4 x 5 1/4″ knowing I was going to cut it down with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangle Die after I was done. I stamped the image with Versafine Nocturne ink then covered it with a mask. I cut a piece of masking paper to put on the bottom of the panel for snow.

I blended Peacock Feathers, Prize Ribbon and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide inks onto the panel for sky. Next I sprayed on some water and dried it with a towel to get the look of falling snow. I also added some of the ink from a Posco white pen to a block and with a tiny paint brush splattered some more snow onto the panel.

I removed the masks then set about coloring the image with my copics. I’ve listed the colors below for you. I start with the lighter shade and color all or most of the area that I’m coloring. You can see that the face, bird, bag and boots aren’t completely covered. I left some blank spaces for highlights instead of having to go back in with a white marker and add them in.

Next I used the White Posca Paint Pen to add more snow. Adding all the dots on top of the image makes it look like the snow is falling all around it. I cut the panel down with a stitched rectangle die then added the heat embossed sentiment. I used some craft foam to add it to another piece of white card stock that is 4 x 5 1/4″ then added that directly to a card base.

Copic Colors Used:

Face: E000 Pale Fruit Pink, E93 Tea Rose, E15 Dark Suntan

Coat: R35 Coral, R29 Lipstick Red, R89 Dark Red

Scarf: E11 Barely Beige, E15 Dark Suntan, E18 Copper

Bird, Boots & Bag: B41 Powder Blue, B45 Smoky Blue

Mittens: G24 Willow, G94 Grayish Olive, G99 Olive

Shading on the snow: N0 neutral Gray


Happy Stampin’
and thanks so much for visiting!
Stay safe everyone!!


If you’re interested in purchasing any of the supplies I’ve used I’ve listed them over on my blog HERE. For some reason I am unable to share them here. Sorry about that.