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posted this in Designer greeting cards on April 1st, 2017

Just for Ewe

Hello, I hope you are enjoying your Saturday!

For today’s card, I’m sharing one of my favorite styles of card – a Flip-It!  I think they are just a lot of fun, and I know my nieces and nephew enjoy receiving them because they have moving parts.  I couldn’t resist the sheep image… March goes in like a lion and out like a lamb, right??  It sure did for us this year!

For the card base, I used Neenah Solar White 110# cardstock.  It is nice and heavy, and the score lines create nice, clean creases.  I also used Neenah Solar White 110# cardstock for the sheep, which is stamped with Tuxedo Black ink, die cut, and colored with Copics.  For an accent, the strip along the side of the card is cut from Epic Black cardstock.  The green paper on the sides of the card is some origami paper from my stash, and the yellow textured cardstock is from my stash as well.

posted this in Designer greeting cards on March 29th, 2017

only 2 days left!

Hi only 2 days left to win either a $20 GC from or a $20 GC from Gracielle Designs….easy to do…just hop by all 8 blogs and leave a comment…have u left yet LOL?? Start here!

posted this in Designer greeting cards, Digital Images on March 23rd, 2017

The Journey

Here’s some wonderful images from Graciellie Designs.  I am using the The Journey set which comes with the bird and three sentiments including the one shown.  Also, I am using the Black and White paper collection that is shown in the background.

I am also using all Paper Temptress papers on this card, the base of the card is paper bag.  The images and the paper collection background image is printed out on Neenah Solar White Classic Crest paper.  The Blue layer is a wonderful textured paper called Ruche, Sky Blue Crepe.  The shimmery blue layer is a Mica/Metallic paper called Lapis Lazuile.

I hope you love this wonderful card today, check out all the lovely stamps at Graciellie Designs and combine them with gorgeous Paper Temptress papers!

Cheers, Holley

posted this in Designer greeting cards on March 19th, 2017

Layers for you


I played around with some layers in this card.  The base of this card is Solar White.

The beautiful teal layer is Lagoon Mica Metallic.  I stamped on Coral Mica Metallic for the second layer.  For you was stamped on Solar White.

posted this in Designer greeting cards on March 16th, 2017

Glimmer Fairy Queen

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A quick post on my way to work this am. I colored this pretty fairy on cryogen white cardstock – from Paper Temptress of course – with polychrome pencils.

I then layered her to some silver ore from the glimmer cardstock line and then to a Hambley overlay called silver bohemian with more of the glimmer silver ore underneath that. Talk about pretty – love all the silver sparkle.

I added some flowers that were once white – colored with glimmer mist and then a few pearls and a crown with a rhinestone to match her wings.

Have a great day!!!


posted this in Designer greeting cards, Easy and fast! on March 16th, 2017

Good Friends

Happy Thursday everyone! Today I am showcasing a CAS card for you 🙂


Materials Used:

Mica/Metallic Rose Quartz text weight

Clear Vellum

Embossing powder

Stazon Opaque White ink

Stamps by Rubbernecker Stamps ~ Les Miserables and Branch Shadow.

This was a pretty quick and easy card to create, just heat embossed the Les Miserables onto the Rose Quartz, with the Stazon ink stamp Branch Shadow on part of the vellum, glue together and walaa 🙂

Don’t forget the blog hop with Graciellie Design, the DT have done a wonderful job. Just click here for the blog hop 🙂

posted this in Designer greeting cards on March 14th, 2017

Wall Art & PaperTemptress and Gracielle Design Blog Hop!

Hello all,   Welcome to PaperTemptress and Gracielle Designs Blog Hop, be sure to leave a comment on all post to enter to win either a $20 GC from or a $20 GC from Gracielle Designs.  So there will be 2 winners…the winners will be announced on April 1st….

I wanted to show you that there are a huge variety of designs you can create with pretty paper and an image so I designed wall art today….Gracielle Designs digital images are so detailed that you really don’t need to do anything with them as you can see here…I heat embossed this image from the Lace Flower set which is easy to do when using PaperTemptress’s Pearl Glimmer.  PaperTemptress carries many sheets that you can use to heat emboss digital images but this Pearl Glimmer works the best since it is really really really smooth so none of the ink when printed with an ink jet printer is going to seep into the cardstock so when you put embossing powder on the image it heat embosses PERFECTLY!  You can also use a similar technique to use foil without a laminator using a digital image….Gracie made a video showing how to heat emboss and foil digital images…you can watch it here!



IMG_0442So I used the very popular Pearl Glimmer to print and heat emboss the image…the first mat is my very favorite ever designer paper from Die Cuts with a View Glitter Stack…then I added another mat using the GORGEOUS Black Pearl Ultimate Glossy…I soooo wish you could see how gorgeous this cardstock really is…no camera or computer screen will show the depth of this cardstock since when you look at it there is (it is hard to explain LOL) a sparkle in it…then I added some bling…this was soooo easy to create, anyone could easily create this…

I also heat embossed the other Lace Flower that is included in the Lace Flower set..haven’t designed anything with it yet but you can just how beautiful the Pearl Glimmer works with heat embossing digital images…I didn’t use any sentiment but oh my the sentiments included with the Lace Flowers look AMAZING when heat embossed.




okay now to continue on with the blog hop…

From Paper Temptress DT:

Patricia – . (you are here) . now off to Melanie’s blog…
Melanie –
Holley –
Stephanie –


From Graciellie Design DT:

Graciellie Design –
Ginny Maxam –
Larissa Pittman –
Barbara Thompson –

posted this in Designer greeting cards on March 9th, 2017

Life is so good!

Here’s the cutest image from LOTV that I made a darling card with using gorgeous Paper Temptress Papers.  Did you know Lili of the Valley is now selling their fun images as Digis?  I was super excited to get several of my favorites now in digi format.

I am using some gorgeous MICA cardstock as the base of this card, the color is Flame.  I matted the adorable teddy printed on Heavenly White on some red cardstock called Rocket Red.  To add some depth and more texture I used some great ruche called Black Crepe.



posted this in Designer greeting cards on March 5th, 2017

Butterflies say thinking of you

IMG_0275Happy Sunday everyone.  I just can’t get enough of the mica metallic cardstock.

I used the cryogen white for the base of this card to keep with the glitzy  look.  The blue green layer is Lagoon Mica Metallic.   I also made the frame from Lagoon Mica Metallic. I then layered Opal Mica Metallic on top of that.  The lines were put on the Opal cardstock with a scoring tool.  It needed a little bit of something so I added some distress ink.

The tag was made from Amber Mica Metallic.  Finally all the butterflies were cut from Azalea Mica Metallic.

posted this in Designer greeting cards, Digital Images on March 1st, 2017

Windblown Beauty

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Just popping in to show you all a card I finished off recently. The image is from ‘A Day for Daisies’ and is colored with polychrome pencils onto ‘cryogen white’ from Paper Temptress (I rarely use anything else to color onto!!!)

I layered the main image to silver luster cardstock also one of my favorites from Paper Temptress. The silver luster is my go to for wedding cards especially  – it has such a pretty white silvery texture that makes any card more elegant!!!

I added silver stickers to the corners, 2 clear plastic flowers with a white flower with a pearl in it on top, then I added a couple more small white flowers with a rhinestone and pearl center. Lastly I used some pearl colored pearl drops on her wings and in the center of the tiny flowers in her hair.

All for me today – need to break away from the computer and try and clean house!!!!

Take Care