Posted in 2022-23 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, Blending Brushes, encouragement, Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop, Lake/Sea/Ocean, Nature, Outdoors, Summer

Relaxing with Paradise Palms for the Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop-January 2023

Hello fellow stampers! You are visiting with Theresa McEntee-author of Theresa’s Treasures Paper Crafts. I am hopping with the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop today. There are several of us- you will find the list to follow the hop at the end of my blog post.

The Ink & Inspiration Challenge is both an image and a color challenge. I was inspired by the feeling of warmth and peace in the image. I could picture myself relaxing on the beach with the waves rolling in. The colors were also very inspirational and add to the feeling of peace and warmth.

I had the idea of using the Window Sheets to stamp some palms on in black to be in the shade. This created a feeling of depth to my card. I had never used the Window Sheets in this way. It was very fun to create something different! The images are from the Paradise Palms stamp set.

Here is how the card looks with the Window Sheet layer opened up. Several colors were used to create the scene. These included Tahitian Tide, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Mango Melody. The colors were applied with the Blending Brushes.

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Posted in 2022-23 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, Designer Series Paper, Gratitude/ Thanks, Nature, Outdoors, Stamparatus, Summer

Kylie’s International Blog Highlights Gallery- July 2022- Stampin’ Up!® Hello Ladybug Thank You card

I can’t believe it is July already! This year is flying by for me! This Stampin’ Up® Hello Ladybug Thank You card is a perfect thank you card for July picnics and barbeques.

I am delighted to be participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlight Gallery with Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world today! The theme for the Gallery is “Thank You”. We often forget those simple words – Thank you. It is so important to show your appreciation to the people in your lives who have inspired you, helped you, and supported you by sending them a thank you card.

The Stampin’ Up!® Hello Ladybug stamp set has several fun ladybug images. There is a coordinating Ladybug Builder Punch.

Let’s make this card!

Measurements and Supplies

  • Basic White Card Stock(CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches
  • Real Red CS: 5 1/4 x 4 inches and 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches
  • Basic Black CS: 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 inches and 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches
  • Perfectly Penciled Designer Series Paper (DSP): 3 x 3 3/4 inches
  • Sweetest Christmas DSP: 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches for both designs and 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches of the polka dot pattern
  • Basic White CS: 3/4 x 2 1/2 inches for the sentiment and extra for stamping the ladybug, flowers and leaf
  • Ink: Memento, Real Red and Parakeet Party
  • Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • I also used the Label Me Fancy Punch to round the end of the sentiment strip


Tip #1: to get the best results with stamping a stamp with a large solid area like the ladybug and leaf, use the Stamparatus so you can stamp over the image a few times.

Tip #2: Be mindful of how you position the stamps for the ladybug body and wings on the Basic White CS so you can use the punch.

  1. Stamp the body of the ladybug in Memento Ink onto Basic
    White CS.
  2. Using a second piece of Basic White CS stamp the ladybug wings in Real Red Ink. Use Memento Ink to stamp the spots.
  3. On another piece of Basic White CS stamp the leaf in Parakeet Party Ink. You will need to Fussy Cut the leaf.
  4. Use Real Red Ink to stamp the sentiment onto the 3/4 x 2 1/2 inch Basic White CS.
  5. Insert the left end of the sentiment strip into the left side of the Label Me Fancy Punch to round the edge. Cut a banner edge on the right end.
  6. Adhere the Real Red CS to the Basic White CS card base. Then adhere the Basic Black followed by the pieces of DSP.
  7. To make the ladybug appear as though it were flying, use a Stampin’ Dimensional on the tail end and adhesive on the head.
  8. For the wings, use the Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the tips and adhere the top of the wings to the ladybug body with adhesive.
  9. The leaf is adhered by using a Stampin’ Dimensional on the base and adhering the tip with adhesive.
  10. Adhere the sentiment.
  11. Apply the Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels as desired.

For the inside of the card, adhere the Real Red CS, Sweetest Christmas DSP and Basic Black strips as shown. Stamp the trio of flowers in Real Red Ink and Fussy Cut.


Voila! You have a great summer Thank You card!


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Posted in 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, Animals, beginner stamper, Birds, Fun/Fancy fold card, Owl, Summer

Stampin’ Up!® Woodland Wonder Fun Fold for Friday

Welcome to the Stampin’ Up!® Woodland Wonder Fun Fold for Friday! This is an adorable and fun card to wish Happy Birthday to someone young at heart. The Stampin’ Up!® Woodland Wonder stamp set is found in the 2021 January to June Mini Catalog on page 53. You can buy one for yourself right HERE.

This cute Fun Fold opens up to reveal a tall tree with a family of animals ready to say “Hip-Hip-Hoo-Ray!”


Measurements: One piece of 4 1/4 x 11 inch Basic White Card Stock (CS) with score lines at 2, 3 3/4, 7 1/4 and 9 inches.

Folding the Fun Fold

Fold the Basic White CS card base as shown.


The first step is to stamp the bottom of the tree in Memento ink so that the top of the stamp abuts the 9 inch score line and is in the center.

Fold the card closed and use a pencil to mark where the borders of the tree trunk are. This is to help guide you where to stamp the top of the tree so that when the Fun Fold is closed the tree trunks are aligned.

The next step is to fold the card part way and make a pencil mark at the border of the tree trunk. Use these pencil marks when you stamp the large image of the tree trunk with all the animals to help keep the trunk aligned. There will be some space between the top of the trunk with the animals and the tree top trunk.


Masking. To be able to fill in the tree trunk you will need a sticky note to cover the grass on the tree trunk bottom. Use the Memento ink upside down to ink up the trunk. Then remove the sticky note before you stamp.

More Stamping

You will need to stamp the masked bottom trunk twice to fill in the space.

Use your Stampin’ Write Marker in Basic Black to fill in the spaces between the stamped trunks. Mine is a tad bit off, but little “errors” like that is what makes this card a homemade card!

Continue to use the Memento ink to stamp the pole as if the squirrel were holding it. Add the “HIP-HIP-HOO-RAY!” banner.

To finish up, stamp the sentiments “happy birthday” and “from all of us” onto the bottom of the card.

Let the Memento ink dry well. Use your bone folder to make the folds nice a crisp. This is what the front should look like when the card is closed.


I used the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers to color the tree and animals. The colors I used were: Granny Apply Green, Cinnamon Cider, Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Mango Melody, Gray Granite, Flirty Flamingo, Balmy Blue, Real Red, Smoky Slate and Daffodil Delight.

This is what it looks like on the front after coloring.

In order to keep the card closed until that special someone opens it, I used a 16-inch piece of the Bumblebee In Color Ribbon. The ribbon is adhered to the back of the card with a glue dot.

Viola! Now you have an adorable Fun Fold to wish someone a very Happy Birthday!

Confession: I had to stamp this card several times before getting it right. Several times I dropped the stamp on the card and once I forgot to remove the stick-not mask before stamping. Point is-don’t give up, keep trying and you will have a really cool card!

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Posted in 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, Birthday, Fun/Fancy fold card, Summer

Stampin’ Up!® Sweet Ice Cream Corner-fold Birthday Card

Hello! This Stampin’ Up!® Sweet Ice Cream Corner-fold Birthday Card is actually quite easy to make with the photographic tutorial that follows. I am looking forward to some warmer summer days to be able to eat some good ice cream!

I just love the tasty images on the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper (DSP). Which is your favorite flavor? Mine is pistachio. Yum! This card is a Corner-fold Card. I was inspired by one that Mary Deartherage made using the Berry Delight DSP which you can see HERE if you like.


Measurements for the card base and outside of the card: Basic White Cardstock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Ice Cream Corner DSP ice cream cone design: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Rich Razzleberry CS: 2 x 4 1/2 inches and 1/2 x 4 inches; Petal Pink CS: 2 x 4 inches; Basic White CS: 2 x 2 inches and 2 x 3 1/2 inches; Cinnamon Cider CS: 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches; Ice Cream Corner DSP waffle cone design: 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 inches and 1 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches (not pictured).

Measurements for the inside of the card: Basic White CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches and 1 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches; Cinnamon Cider: 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches; Ice Cream Corner DSP waffle cone design: 2 5/8 x 4 7/8 inches and the remainder of the 1 1/4 x 3 1/2 inch piece from above; Soft Sea Foam CS, Pool Party CS, Petal Pink CS and Rich Razzleberry CS: 2 x 3 1/2 inches.


To begin this card, use the Blackberry Bliss ink to stamp the sentiments. The “Happy Birthday” which is from the Oval Occasions stamp set is stamped in the middle of the 1 1/4 x 3 1/2 inch Basic White CS. The “Treat Yourself” from the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set is stamped on the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS and is for the inside of the card.

Creating the Corner-fold

We will be using the Stampin’ Up! Trimmer to make a score line in the upper right-hand corner of the Basic White CS card base. Tip: In order to avoid cutting paper that I want scored, I used my label maker to label which tab was the “cut” and which was the “score”.

Place the Basic White CS card base with the 11 inch side on top. Make a light pencil mark 3 inches from the right edge. Turn the paper so that the 4 1/4 inch side is on top. Make a mark at 3 inches.

Line the marks up as shown so that you can make a score line between them.

Here is what it should look like with the score line between the two pencil marks. Erase the pencil marks.

Similarly mark the $ x 5 1/4 inch Ice Cream Corner DSP. Start by placing the 4 inch side on top and make a mark at 3 1/8 inches. Turn the paper so that the 5 1/4 inch side on on top. Make a mark at 3 1/8 inches.

Line up the marks and cut between them.

The finished piece should look like this.

Adhere the Ice Cream Corner DSP to the front of the Basic White CS card base. Use your Bone Folder to make a crisp fold and fold the upper right-hand corner down. Put a little adhesive to hold the corner in place.

Assembling the Pieces for the Card Front

First you will need to use the Ice Cream Cone Punch to punch out an ice cream from the 2 x 3 1/2 inch pieces of the Petal Pink and Rich Razzleberry CS.

On the other end of the 2 x 3 1/2 inch Rich Razzleberry, punch out a scalloped oval from the Double Oval Punch. Next use the Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch to punch a waffle cone from the 1 1/4 x 3 1/2 inch Ice Cream Corner DSP.

I placed the pieces on a black card stock so they would show up better. To build the piece for the corner-fold, adhere the 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 inch Ice Cream Corner DSP to the 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 inch Cinnamon Cider CS. Then adhere the 2 x 2 inch Basic White CS.

Begin to build your ice cream cone using Stampin’ Dimensionals. On the ice cream, place the Dimensional towards the upper edge so that the ice cream overhangs the layer below a little.

Putting the Card Front Together

Complete the corner-fold by adhering the ice cream cone piece. Next adhere the 1/2 x 4 inch strip of Rich Razzleberry. Follow up using Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the “Happy Birthday” sentiment.

Assembling the Pieces for the Inside of the Card

Again use the Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch to make ice cream from the 2 x 3 1/2 inch Petal Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party and Soft Sea Foam CS. Use the other end of the 1 1/4 x 3 1/2 inch Ice Cream Corner DSP to make another waffle cone.

Putting the Inside of the Card Together

Begin to put together the inside of the card by adhering the “Treat Yourself” card piece to the right of the inside. Then adhere the 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 inch Cinnamon Cider CS to the left side. Follow by adhering the 2 5/8 x 4 3/8 inch Ice Cream Corner DSP and then the 1 1/4 x 3 1/2 inch Basic White CS.

Start building your ice cream cone by using a Stampin’ Dimensional to adhere the cone. Place the Dimensional on the upper edge of each ice cream so that they overlap a little as you go up.

Viola! You have a delicious Sweet Ice Cream Birthday card!

Thank you so much for coming by today! I hope you enjoyed this corner-fold card.


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Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, Avid Stamper, Father's Day, Guys cards, Love/Affection, Sponging technique, Summer

Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge # 249-No Patterned Paper

Hello and Welcome to the Cardsz 4 Guyz Challenge #249- No Patterned Paper.

This card was the #1 Winner in the Top # for the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge!

A Good Man and Summer Days stamp sets by Stampin’ Up® make for a great pair for this Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge. This turned out to be an avid stamper type card.

I just love this quiet and peaceful moment between the man and the girl.

I decided to try something a little different and make a scene inside the card that could be seen outside the card through an oval die cut.

In order to do a Partial Die Cut to leave the little girl uncut, I came up with a novel idea. I made a smaller plate to use in my Big Shot. I took an old cracked plate and had my son cut it at 3 1/2 inches. He then filed the rough surface and rounded the corners. I am calling this “Theresa’s Small Cutting Plate”.

I adhered the front panel with the stamped man and girl to the Poppy Parade Card Stock (CS) card base with repositional tape, then placed the oval die cut on the front panel. I used sticky note tape to hold the oval in place and a Sharpie to mark the area I did not want to cut (from the top of the man’s head to his pant leg). The Big Shot sandwich from bottom to top is: Magnetic Plate, Cutting Plate, Card Stock, Oval Die cutting surface side down and finally Theresa’s Small Cutting Plate. I placed Theresa’s Small Cutting Plate as shown before running it through the Big Shot. It will only get cut where the plate covers the CS.

Here is what it looks like after running the sandwich through the Big Shot. The rest of the girl was fussy cut.

I cut an oval out of the middle of a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch sheet of Gina K. Masking Magic paper to mask the inside of the card. I sponged the sunset with the following Stampin’ Up! inks: Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Terracotta Tile and Poppy Parade. I used the Stampin’ Blend Alcohol Markers to color the images. The Stampin’ Blend colors used are: Granny Apple Green, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Misty Moonlight, Purple Posy. Petal Pink and Flirty Flamingo. I used the light and the dark Stampin’ Blend for each color except the Flirty Flamingo. I only used the light Stampin’ Blend for that one.

Thank you so much for visiting today for my Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge #249- No Patterned Paper. If you want to give this card a try, the supplies are all listed below. The supplies can be purchased from my Online Store by clicking on any of the photos below.

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Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, Best Friend, Coloring Techniques, Father's Day, Guys cards, Inspiration, Love/Affection, Masculine, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers, Stampin' Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Summer

Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop- July 2020

Hi! Welcome to Theresa’s Treasures. I’m Theresa and I’m an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Arizona, USA. I’m so excited to be taking part in Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop today. This is a really fun way to share my creations, and have the opportunity to see projects from many other demonstrators from around the world! I especially love to hear your comments!

I had a lot of fun with this card. The images are from A Good Man and Summer Days stamp sets. I used to love to go kite flying when I was growing up. My Dad would make the kites and inevitably the kite string would break and the kite would never be seen again! We would be so sad, but he would just make another and we would try flying it again. This scene brings back those fond memories.

Here is a close up of the images. It really looks like the man with the child on his shoulders is watching the boy flying the kite!

I used the Layering Ovals Dies to cut out an oval except for around the man’s arm. This is a trick you can do by placing the cutting plate only on part of the card then running it through the Big Shot. It will only cut out what is under the plate. I ran it through a second time to get the other side of the arm. The arm was then fussy cut with paper snips.

I used the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol markers to color the scene. The cardstock is Granny Apple Green so I used the Granny Apple Green alcohol marker for the tree and the grass. The jeans are Misty Moonlight. The child’s shirt is Balmy Blue and the gray I used is Smokey Slate. To add some color I used Poppy Parade for the kite, ball cap and girl’s book. The blond hair is a light So Saffron. The girl’s shirt is Highland Heather and the tree trunk is Soft Suede. In every case I used the light shade of the color, then added shadow with the dark shade.

I hoped you enjoyed my card. You can purchase all the supplies needed to make your own card by visiting my online store HERE, or clicking on any of the product photos below.

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Celebrate Sunflowers and Celebrate You

Boy is it hot today! Even though it is only 7 am I have been out watering my flowers I am hot and sweaty! I love flowers both real and on stamps. The Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set by Stampin’ Up! is just so beautiful and fun to color. Especially if you have some Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. The Blends make it possible to color the flowers so they are just so lovely!

This card can be used for several occasions making it very versatile.

Measurements: Whisper White Card Stock (CS): 11 x 4 1/4 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches, 5 x 3 3/4 inches, 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches and 3 1/2 x 3/4 inches; Bumble Bee CS: 5 1/4 x 4 inches.

Using Memento Black ink, stamp the sentiment “Let’s Celebrate You” onto the 3 1/2 x 3/4 inch Whisper White CS. Stamp the smaller sunflower onto the 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch Whisper White CS. Then stamp the larger sunflower on the 5 x 3 3/4 inch Whisper White CS slightly on the right and leaving enough space on top for the sentiment.

The Stampin’ Blend Alcohol Marker colors I used are the light and dark Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, and Old Olive. I also used Light Calypso Coral (not pictured).

I colored the leaves with the Light Old Olive, then added the Dark Old Olive as an accent.

The center of the flower is colored first in Light Daffodil Delight, then Light Soft Suede. The Dark Soft Suede is used to make some dots on the Light Soft Suede.

The first layer of petals is colored with the Light Daffodil Delight. I accented these petals with Dark Daffodil Delight by drawing on the lines that are already on the petals. The back petals are also colored in Light Daffodil Delight but I used the Dark Daffodil Delight more heavily on those petals. Set this aside while we color the larger sunflower.

The top layer of petals are colored in the Light Daffodil Delight. The next layer of petals are colored in Light Mango Melody. The center of the flower was done with the Light and Dark Soft Suede and Light Daffodil Delight.

The back layer of petals are colored in Dark Mango Melody. I used the Dark Daffodil Delight to accent the Light Daffodil Delight petals in the first layer by drawing on the lines that were already there.

I used the Dark Mango to accent the petals colored in Light Mango and added Light Calypso Coral to accent the Dark Mango petals.

I used the edge of the Light Daffodil Delight to accent the border around the sentiment. Tip: Use a light touch as the alcohol markers bleed slightly and if held on the paper too long they will leave a blotch.

Use your Paper Snips to fussy cut the smaller sunflower. Sometimes I leave a slight white border around the image when I fussy cut. Today I cut right next to the outer black line. Either way looks fine.

Use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold at the 5 1/2 inch score line on the 11 x 4 1/4 inch Whisper White CS card base. Adhere the 5 1/4 x 4 inch Bumble Bee CS to the front of the card base. Now adhere the larger sunflower panel to the Bumble Bee CS.

Adhere the smaller sunflower and sentiment to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

And now for the Bling! No card of mine is complete without some Bling! The Gold Glitter Dots add just the right amount of sparkle.

I use the Take Your Pick tool to transfer the Gold Glitter Dots easily from the acetate sheet to the card front.

Viola! You have a lovely, cheery and bright card to help someone celebrate–a birthday, a promotion, a great report card–anything!

Thanks for being here today! I hope your day is very bright and cheery!

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