Saying Goodbye to Work of Art

Saying Goodbye to Work of Art

We’re saying goodbye to retiring products from the 2017-2018 annual catalogue, but before we do I want to share with you some of my favourite products from the catalogue.

Today we’re saying goodbye to Work of Art Stamp Set.

Painted swatches, swaths, and shapes–you decide which strokes are right for your project when you need just one more element in the background.


Free Project Tutorials

Here are some projects I have made using this stamp set, click each photo to view project and video tutorials

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Make It Monday #3: Just For You

Make It Monday – Just For You

It’s hard to believe it’s Monday already, honestly where has the weekend gone?  Today’s Make It Monday project is a simple one and features a quick and easy, clean and simple, one layer project

Not every project needs to have bling, or ribbon or any type of embellishment, you can simply wow your recipient with just simple stamping.  Let me show you how!

The Work of Art Stamp Set is one of my favourite, I’ve taken some of the images and randomly placed them on my card front using a variety of different colours.  My greeting I’ve stamped over the top using Memento Black Ink.

Click HERE to Download your free PDF Tutorial 



  • Stamps – Work of Art
  • Ink – Memento Black Ink, Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink
  • PaperBlushing Bride, Whisper White Cardstock
  • Other Bone Folder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Double Sided Adhesive


  • Blushing Bride CS – 8-1/4” x 5-7/8” (21 x 15cm) scored and fold at 4-1/8” (10.5cm) to create a cardbase
  • Whisper White CS – 5-5/8” x 3-7/8” (14 x 9.5cm) piece


  1. Stamp the squire brushstroke image onto the Whisper White CS piece, as shown in the photo, using Blushing Bride Classic Ink
  2. Stamp the smaller scribble brushstroke image as shown in the photo, using Melon Mambo Classic Ink. Clean stamp
  3. Stamp the smaller scribble brushstroke image as shown in the photo using Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink
  4. Stamp the circle image four times, as shown in the photo, using Crushed Curry Classic Ink. Make sure you re-ink the stamp each time
  5. Stamp the “You” greeting directly over the Blushing Bride brushstroke image, using memento Black ink
  6. Stamp the “Just For” greeting, just above the left of the “You” greeting using Memento Black Ink
  7. Center and stick the Whisper White CS to the card base, using double sided adhesive. You’re Done!

Video Tutorial 

I’ve created a video tutorial with all the measurements and how I created this card.  You can view it below

Not able to create today?

Why not create a file in your “Documents” on your computer and call it MAKE IT MONDAY? Or, print them off and create an Inspiration Folder for future use.


I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below!  click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store

Now it’s your turn. Create a clean and simple card with no embellishments and email it to me HERE. I would love to see what you come up with.

Rainbow Strokes with Flowers

Happy Thursday everyone!

Card making at it's simplest is a one-layer card.  While one-layer cards are the simplest form of card making, they can also be very intimidating when you go to create them.  Just one layer – no embellishments, no ribbons, no additional printed papers.  How do you create cards without all your favourite supplies? 

The first step in creating a one-layer card is to keep it simple.  Of course the term simple can represent very different styles. Think about a great image and the perfect sentiment and go from there.  Don't worry about whether your printed paper  matches your ribbon.  In fact, the main supplies you will need for one-layer card creations are usually cardstock, stamps, ink and markers.

Rainbow strokes with flowers

For todays card, I stamped the paint swatch image from Work of Art Stamp set in a rainbow of colours (check the supply list below for colour names), and then heat white embossed the flowers and sentiment from Butterfly Basics Stamp Set 

Enjoy today's video


Basic Black CS: 29.5 x 10.5cm piece  (11 5/8" x 4 1/8")
Whisper White CS: 9.8 x 14cm (3 7/8" x 5 5/8")

Product List


You are a Work of Art

Today’s is a clean and simple card, featuring the colours of the rainbow

Work of Art, Elegant Butterfly, Blendabilites

Work of Art, Elegant Butterfly, Blendabilites






    1. Fold the 15 x 21cm piece of Whisper White CS in half, using a bone folder, to create a 15 x 10.5cm card base. Set aside for a moment
    2. Using the Project Life corner rounder punch all four corners of the 9.8 x 14.2cm piece of Whisper White CS
    3. Stamp your greeting from “Work of Art” stamp set in the bottom approx 2cm from the left hand side, using Jet Black StazOn ink
    4. Punch one butterfly from scrap pieces of Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Coastal Cabana, Wisteria Wonder & Whisper White CS.  Adhere them on top of each other in the same order using multipurpose liquid adhesive
    5. Stick the butterfly stack to your 9.8 x 14.2cm Whisper White CS on top approx 2cm from the right side of the CS
    6. Adhere 3 medium pearls in the center of the butterfly
    7. Colour six large rhinestones, one in each colour (Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Coastal Cabana, Wisteria Wonder) using blendabilities.
    8. Stick the rhinestones evenly apart in the same colour order (Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Coastal Cabana, Wisteria Wonder) along the base of the butterfly to the bottom of the card stock to reflect a flight pattern.
    9. Place holes in between the rhinstones as show in the photo above using a paper piercer
    10. Stick the 9.8 x 14.2cm Whisper White CS to your card base using stampin’ dimentionals. You’re Done!