Happy…happy Sunday – WOW, it is a HOT weekend on the East Coast. Please remind me, when the calendar says September, doesn’t that mean cooler days and chilly nights? I have had 1 good “hair day” since Spring and I really count on low humidity to have just a couple of good “hair days”

Well my friends, here you go – the stepped up version from yesterday so it is up to you….SIDE by SIDE, you decide? I honestly had NO IDEA where I was going to go with yesterdays card (as I really liked it) but I will say, I LOVE this one!




I know that it is hard to use DSP in a Big and Bold way but I hope that this encouraged you to say, hmmmmm….I should try this! Why not say to yourself ~ try it, I might like it! The other thing that I did differently today was that I popped up both, the mat (DSP piece) as well as the sentiment!

On a side note, I took it to the Post Office to see….and yep – it goes with a regular stamp!




Suite Sayings, Holiday Catalog 2016


I told you yesterday that I was going to share with you how I made the “texture feel” of the leaves etc….and are you ready – it is SUPER HARD….but I know that you can do it and when you do it, please think of me! Just simply go to town and ball it up….flatten it out…..ball it up – do what ever your little heart desires…..just work the fibers and you are good to go!




Did you notice that today I took another “frame” from the Tags & Labels Framelits and twisted it to add some interest! When you feel like you need a “wee bit more”, try a simple trick like this. It just makes your eye focus on the sentiment.

Because I already had adhesive on the back, I thought – add some linen thread – this will ad som “home feel and softness” To me, a little added touch like this makes a card step up to a new level!





Stampin' Up! Petals & Paisleys DSP, Susan Itell - simplestampin


One more look before you get to the scoop of the dimensions. I think that this is a beautiful and special card. As I shared with you yesterday, I needed a card to send to someone and yep – I am sending her today’s card! Do you have a favorite?




I know that this is what you love, the dimensions on how to make the card! Here you go, Please feel free to email me if you need further help or have any questions! This layout can be used for so many sentiments that we have and the other bonus, it is a great way to USE UP THAT DSP that we all seem to have – I know, I know… is super pretty to look at but we bought it to use it – SO USE IT UP!!!!! 🙂

  • Card Base is Very Vanilla 4 1/4 X 5 1/2
  • The mat that you will “build on” is 4″ X 5 1/4″
  • The DSP to the left is 3″ X 4″
  • The DSP to the right is  2 1/4″ X 4″
  • The strip of paper is just 1/4″ wide

There you go – that is the simple “FORMULA” for this card now go find a stamp set and CASE IT so you can see 1st hand how easy and rewarding this layout is!




Enjoy the day and please remember to subscribe to my blog so you do not miss a post that I do! I havn’t said this for a while so please, it is sooooo easy – click that subscribe and enter your email and POOF – Susan will be ready for you and your coffee!!!!

Guess what I am doing today? I am making all of those adorable easel cards for those that placed and order with me in August….they will go out tomorrow so for you “smart shoppers” – get ready to receive it this week!

Please do not forget that if you click at the top of the post (under the header) to Paw Print Reward, you will see the generous rewards program that I offer and also you will see the feature card that I will be making for September! I think that it is super cute!

Thanks for your time in popping in….I hope that it inspired you and I hope that you learned something….now go find some “me time” and CASE AWAY!


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