Quick Tip: Stampin’ Up’s Ribbon Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch works for Counted Cross Stitch!

Hi All,

Just a quickie post tonight.  I wanted to show you my latest addiction…actually a renewed addiction – Counted Cross Stitch Stampin’ Up style!

Year’s ago and back when my eyes were still eagle sharp I was a Counted Cross Stitch freak.  I have almost nothing to show for it as I tended to give away everything I made but most days found me with a needle in hand adding color to aida cloth.  There are a few incomplete pieces that maybe one day I’ll finish and keep for myself…sigh… another item for the to do list.   😀   

Anyway when I got a chance to play with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (more commonly known as the ribbon punch) I realized the spacing was perfect for cross stitching.  And I couldn’t resist playing with the idea.  Turns out the White Baker’s Twine from the Summer Mini is the perfect pairing.  Slightly thinner than the mixed color versions and no worries about how the striping will work on the stitches too.    This little tag card  is from a May Stamp Camp and  a set I created to fit inside the Milk Carton from the Mini Milk Carton die also from Stampin’ Up.  Turns out you can fit about 12 of these little beauties inside the mini milk carton.   When I get a good picture of the birdhouse Cheryl made from the milk carton I’ll show you the rest of the little mini cards.  The sizing on the little cards is 1-1/2″ x 1-3/4″ (folded).   Great little scraplings basically and limited only by your imagination and the scraps on your table.

I could also say this is a sneak peek from the new Idea Book & Catalog coming July 1.   Both Pretty Postage stamp set and the Bakers Twine are in the new catalog!  YAY!

Supplies list:

Stamps: Pretty Postage (Summer Mini & new IBC)

Ink: Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink

Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy & Crumb Cake Cardstock

Other: Small Tag Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, White Baker’s Twine, needle

I used my Stampin’ Up White Gel Pen to mark where you would make your first set of  diagonal stitches then go back the other direction to make the crosses.   Quick and easy and I can do a short piece like this in under 3 minutes.


Don’t you think this little guy has a bit of a nautical feel (maybe its just the colors everyone is using with Open Sea these days)?  Did you know sailors used to do needlework too?  Besides stitching and repairing the canvas sails?   I’ve seen some amazing examples of Colonial era sailors stitch work in East Coast museums.   Hm…wonder if those tuna fisherman today keep up the traditions?   

May your stamping dreams be filled with little x’s….

Hugs and blessings – Jean

More Fabulous Florets hits the page from Stamp Camp

Hi All,

As a follow up to yesterday’s card share here’s another Fabulous Florets sample.   This one is from a recent Stamp Camp and was presented by my newest Stampin’ Up partner Sandi Hutton.   Sandi has joined Linda, Cheryl and myself in presenting Stamp Camps, Stamp a Stacks and other group events here in our little corner of Southern Oregon.   Sandi has been a long time customer of Linda’s and now her latest recruit!  Yay Sandi!   So nice to have another Stampin’ Up sister!

While I’m not sure what all sources Sandi used in creating her card I think she was influenced at least in part by Buffy’s card that was posted yesterday.   Don’t you just love the warm tones and summer sunshine of this card?

Like Buffy’s card this one also features product from the new Summer Mini including the latest in colored embossing powders from Stampin’ Up.   While we aren’t supposed to spill yet from the new catalog…let me just say…if you love the textured look and color of this embossing powder and the loveliness of the Fabulous Florets stamp set…well…you are going to LOVE the new catalog.   Want an early peek of the new catalog?   Join my stamping team this month and you can have one in your hot little hands PDQ!    Otherwise June 20th is the earliest Stampin’ Up allows us to share the real deal.

So…on to the card……

“The Earth Laughs in Flowers” Card


Fabulous Florets - The Earth Laughs in Flowers - Exterior


Fabulous Florets - The Earth Laughs in Flowers - Interior

As you can see Daffodil Delight is the overriding color featured in this tent style card along with Tangerine Tango and Old Olive.  I’m so impressed with Sandi’s interior design as well as the exterior.  A totally finished card ready for any occasion.  I only wish my scanner could do it justice.   For a close up of the Tangerine Tango emobssing poweder click on the exterior view of the card.  The embossing creates a wonderful dimpled, textured look that really adds to all the layers and Big Shot and punch textures Sandi added in.   With all these details its hard to believe how quickly this card goes together.  Definitely one of the favorites from the May Stamp Camp.

Here’s the supply list and Sandi’s excellent instructions so you can make one for yourself.   If you are in need of any of the supplies just click on my Shopping button, select me as your demonstrator and place your order.  The first person to place a $75.00 order with me this month will receive a card kit with the pieces necessary to create this design (minus the stamped images per SU policy).   Of course you’ll want to make more than one so don’t forget to order the Flower Garden Impressions Folder, Fabulous Florets and of course the lovely Tangerine Tango Embossing powder along with any other supplies you may need!   And while you are at it take a look at the Last Chance items remaining and the clearance rack…there are so fabulous deals waiting for you there.

The Earth Laughs in Flowers” Card

Stamp Sets: Fabulous Florets

Card stock: Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive and Whisper White.

Ink: Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Basic Black Classic Ink.

Accessories: Embossing folder: Flower Garden, Punches: Scallop Trim Border/Corner & Ticket Corner, VersaMark Pad, Embossing Buddy, Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Stampin’ Dimensionals, glue: Snail, Anywhere Glue Stick or 2-Way Glue Pen. Whisper White Envelope.


  1. Fold Daffodil Delight cardstock in half.
  2. Emboss Flower Garden pattern on front right of Daffodil Delight using.
  3. Using ScallopTrim Border, punch both long edges of Tangerine Tango cardstock.
  4. Stamp stem/leaves in Old Olive on 3 ¾ X 4 ¾ Whisper White piece.
  5. Run Embossing Buddy over Whisper White scrap and stamp flower with VersaMark.
  6. Heat emboss with Tangerine Tango embossing powder using heat gun.
  7. Use craft scissors to trim around flower leaving thin white border.
  8. Tie Daffodil Delight ribbon around lower half of Whisper White stem/leaves.
  9. Layer Whisper White stem/leaves on Tangerine Tango then layer to left side of Daffodil Delight card top.
  10. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, snug flower into the leaves.
  11. Stamp “the earth laughs” to top of 3” strip.
  12. Layer to top of 3 ¼ “ Old Olive strip.
  13. If desired, punch corners with Ticket Corner punch.
  14. Use Handheld Punch on each end to make small hole and attach brads.


Hope you enjoyed this second look at Fabulous Florets.   More stamp camp projects ahead.   Oh and if you are in the area…we have another Stamp Camp scheduled this Saturday June 11 from 10am – 2pm.  Come and join us.  Four projects, a fun potluck, drawings and more all for $15.   Need more details…call me at 541-899-5610.  Or email me.

Hugs and blessings – Jean

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