Special Anniversary Blog Hop – Global Stamping Friends

Hello & Welcome, 

If this is your first time visiting my website I want to start off by saying hello and welcome to the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop – a group of Demonstrators from all around the world.  This month is a special hop as it’s the Global Stamping Friends Anniversary Hop.


Please take a few minute to hop along and see everyone’s special creations.

I decided to do a gift card for my Anniversary Card




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  1. Sharleen Luciano – You are here!
  2. Mary Ann Rossiter
  3. Amanda Bates
  4. Donna Gray
  5. Anastasia Radloff
  6. Georgia Missy Gaydos
  7. Jan Musselman
  8. Marieke Bart
  9. Angelique Stempelkeuken
  10. Stephanie Nash
  11. Ellen Woodbridge
  12. Lisa Ann Bernard
  13. Karie Beglau
  14. Vicky Wright
  15. Tricia Butts
  16. Anita Wifladt
  17. Jenn Curtis Charles
  18. Rachel MacLeod
  19. Christina Walker
  20. Kimberley Anne Morris
  21. Sarah McDermott

Click on the Next button to head over and see Mary Ann Kay Rossiter   and hop along with us and check out everyone’s beautiful creations

Cutting and Scoring for Card

  • Card base is whisper white and that is cut at 5 ½ by 8 ½ scored at 4 ¼
  • Pool Party piece is cut at 2 ¾ by 4 ¼
  • Piece of scrap paper big enough to punch out a 2″ circle and a 1 ¾ half circle

Cutting and Scoring for the Rose Bud

  • Start with a piece of card stock at 3 ½ by 3 ½
  • Score on all four sides at 7/8
  • You will than score at 1 ¾ on all four sides up the 7/8 in score line
  • Cut a 1 by 3 piece for the Hershey’s nugget

Instructions for Card

  • Fold card base in half and run it through the bigshot with the layered leaves embossing folder
  • Take the pool party piece and run it through the big shot with the layered leaves aswell
  • Use the 1 ¾ and punch a notch out of the pool party piece and use tear and tape all along the sides and bottom and place that on the inside of the card
  • On a scrap piece of paper stamp your sentiment and punch it out with the 2″ circle punch
  • I did “made with love” and punched that out with the 1 ¾ circle punch not punching a full circle, only a half circle and placed that on the pool party piece
  • The piece that was notched out I used for the front sentiment and used fast fuse to attach it to the 2″ white circle
  • I placed fast fuse behind the circle and used thread to go around the circle and then popped it up with dimensional’s, added some metallic enamel shape to the focal point
  • randomly place rhinestone all over the front

Instructions for the Rose Bud

  • Once you have your paper cut at 3 ½ by 3 ½
  • Score as directed above – Cutting and Scoring instructions for Rose Bud
  • You will then cut off all the squares in the corners
  • Cut up along all the score lines to the 7/8 in line
  • All the corners need to be rounded. Using your envelope punch board round all the corners
  • Take a sponge dauber or a sponge and using the same color as the card stock sponge all the edges
  • Use your bone folder and gently break down the fibers to get the card stock to curl
  • On one petal use multipurpose liquid glue and only put glue in a triangle shape
  • Do it all the way round the flower
  • Die cut the leaves and attach it to the bottom of the rose
  • Stamp a sentiment and cut it out and attach it with glue dots

Check out video for Rose Bud



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Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy your day

Take Care


  1. Love the card, and the little rose bud chocolate holder is adorable! I love it in Pool Party, cuz I’m a bluephile. Thanks for sharing 😀

  2. Great idea creating a gift card & the little rosebud is perfect. TFS

  3. The rosebud is adorable!! TSF

  4. Too cute. TFS

  5. Lovely design and love all the embossing! Now just to find something similar to a Hersey Nugget to fit in the rose. Thanks for joining in.

  6. Love how you hid the chocolate

  7. Love your gift card and matching treat pouch. The Layered Leaves embossing folder is so versatile and I would never have thought to use Pool Party.

  8. Love the blue and white combination. Great projects

  9. Super projects Sharlene… and thanks for all the details…

  10. Christina Walker says:

    Too cute. Love 3D projects

  11. So sweet and soft perfect