Friday, May 18, 2018

Flying Home card

Only a couple more weeks left of the Occasions catalog, but then our NEW annual catalog comes out!  Here is a project that uses a stamp set and Designer Series Paper from the Occasions catalog and changing out the sentiment makes this card very versatile.

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  • Stamp Sets: Flying Home (145926-w; 145929-c), Lovely Wishes (145924)
  • Card stock & paper: Elegant Eggplant (105126), Whisper White (100730), Tutti-fruitti 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper (145606)
  • Stampin’ Pad: Elegant Eggplant (126969) and Tuxedo Black Memento Pad (132708)
  • Miscellaneous: Stampin' Blends Markers Collection (147475), White Stampin’ Chalk Marker (132133), Lots of Labels Framelits (138281), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Paper Snips (103579)
  • Elegant Eggplant: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2 then folded to create card base plus 3-1/4” x 5”
  • Designer Series Paper: 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Whisper White: 3-1/2” x 5” plus scrap for sentiment that is about 3” x ¾”

  • Stamp bird houses with Memento black ink.
  • Color in with your choice of Stampin’ Blends using a variety to make it colorful
  • Die cut with the Lots of Labels die that is about 4” wide. You will be cutting off the wood-looking treehouse stands so they “bleed off” the page
  • Using die that is about 4-3/4” wide, die cut Elegant Eggplant card stock
  • Using SNAIL adhere birdhouse piece to Elegant Eggplant piece
  • Using chalk marker, write on stitches all around on edge of Elegant Eggplant
  • Add 3 rhinestones to each side
  • Mount Designer Series Paper to card base
  • Mount birdhouse focal point to card base with Dimensionals
  • Stamp sentiment on Whisper White scrap and trim long sides so it’s about 3/8” wide. Using Paper Snips, cut banner ends on sentiment. Add one rhinestone to each side.
  • Using SNAIL, adhere sentiment to DSP
Remember, you do not have to invent the wheel to be creative, just copy this project! Did you make it with your own hands? Then you have created!

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Versatile & basic card using Stampin' Up! products

This basic template will work with just about any Designer Series Paper and any stamped sentiment. The die is currently available. Imagine the possibilities with your paper scraps! If you make one, make 10 more to have on hand.

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  • Stamp Sets – Picture Perfect Birthday (145519) 
  • Card Stock – Berry Burst (144243); Whisper White (100730); Basic Black (121045)
  • Stamp Pads – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (132708)
  • Miscellaneous – Picture Perfect Party 6x6 Designer Series Paper (DSP)  (145559) , Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes (145632); Basic Black Solid Bakers Twine (141682); Celebrate You Thinlits Dies (146840); Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets (144106); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430); Banner Triple Punch (138292); Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker (100082)
  • Berry Burst Card Stock: 5 1/2” x 8 ½”   and 1 ½” x 4”
  • Basic Black Card Stock: 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
  • Whisper White Card Stock:  3 ¾” x 5” and 4” x 5 ¼” (for inside)
  • DSP:  Striped Pattern 1” x 1 ¾” and Peach Pattern ¾” x 1 ½”         
  • Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets: 1 ½” x 4”
  1. Score the larger piece of Berry Burst card stock down the middle at 4 ¼” (along the 8-1/2” side). This will be your card base.
  2. Peel off the backing of the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet and add it to the 1 ½” x 4” piece of Berry Burst cardstock.
  3. Cut out the word "celebrate" from this Berry Burst card stock. Note: make sure the card stock is facing up (adhesive sheet should be on the bottom).
  4. Using the black marker, ink up "the good stuff" and stamp it in the lower right corner of the smaller of the two Whisper White card stock pieces.
  5. Peel off the backing on the "celebrate" and stick it just above the words you just stamped.
  6. Add the Whisper White card stock to the center of the Basic Black card stock.
  7. Flag one end of each of the two pieces of DSP using the Triple Banner Punch and add them to the upper left corner of the Whisper White card stock.
  8. Add this panel to the card front using Dimensionals.
  9. Tie a bow from about 8” of black twine and adhere it to the center of the banners.
  10. Add three of the Glitter Epoxy Shapes to the card front.
  11. Stamp desired greeting using Memento ink on the second Whisper White piece of card stock. Note: I stamped the ‘today we celebrate wonderful brilliant fabulous you!’ greeting.
  12. Add this panel to the inside of your card.
Remember, you do not have to invent the wheel to be creative, just copy this project! Did you make it with your own hands? Then you have created!

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Tuscan vineyard card using Stampin' Up! products

I am a HUGE fan of wines and my favorite area to wine taste (and purchase from) is Sonoma County.  The wines are delightful and most wineries are small family owned businesses that are always a pleasure to visit.  You also cannot beat the beautiful scenery and all the micro climates in that area.  Here is a card using the Tuscan Vineyard set from Stampin' Up! below that I used that area to inspire.

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  • Stamp Sets: Tuscan Vineyard (141902), Happy Birthday Gorgeous (143662)
  • Cardstock and Paper: Soft Sky (131203), Crumb Cake (120953), Whisper White (100730)
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (132708), Soft Suede (126978)
  • Stampin’ Blends: Pool Party Light (144595), Crumb Cake Combo Pack (144601), Smoky Slate Light (145054), Old Olive Combo Pack (144597), Ivory (144606), Bronze (144607), Color Lifter (144608)
  • Miscellaneous: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Layering Ovals Framelits (141706), Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (141481), Classic Label Punch (141491), Soft Sky Classic Weave Ribbon (144160), Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush (141897), Pearl Basic Jewels (144219), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), and Paper Snips (103579)
  • Soft Sky card base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” then folded
  • Whisper White: 3-1/2” x 2-3/4” plus a scrap for the sentiment
  • Crumb Cake: 3-1/2” x 2-3/4”
  • Ribbon: at least 8”
  1. Run Soft Sky card base through Big Shot using the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  2. Stamp Tuscan scenery image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink
  3. Using Stampin’ Blends, color in image as desired except do not color the mountains. It’s okay to leave some white spots to give the image some added depth
  4. Using an oval die from the Layering Ovals Framelits, cut out the Tuscan scenery
  5. Using oval die one size larger, cut out oval from Crumb Cake
  6. Adhere both together with Fast Fuse
  7. Brush Wink of Stella on the mountains
  8. Fold the ribbon to create a banner using Mini Glue Dots
  9. Stamp the happy birthday sentiment with Soft Suede and punch out with the Classic Label Punch
  10. Adhere Tuscan scene piece to card front with Dimensionals
  11. Adhere ribbon beneath with Mini Glue Dots
  12. Adhere sentiment atop the ribbon
  13. Add two pearls
Remember, you do not have to invent the wheel to be creative, just copy this project! Did you make it with your own hands? Then you have created!

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Tuscan Vineyard stamp set - ideal for coloring with our new Stampin' Blends

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

24 more hours for 50% off Stampin' Up! product

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Want to "paper share" new Stampin' Up! products with me? Register now!

Sign up May 6-31. Pay no later than May 31. 

New 2018-19 Catalog Paper Share Includes:

180 Pieces of 6" x 6"  Designer Series Paper from 13 new packs from the 2018-19 Stampin' Up! annual catalog that begins June 1.
180 6" x 6" sheets include:
  • Animal Expedition = 12 sheets
  • Best Route = 12 sheets
  • Broadway Bound Specialty = 12 sheets
  • Garden Impressions = 12 sheets
  • Graceful Glass Vellum = 12 sheets
  • Nature's Poem = 12 sheets
  • Petal Promenade = 12 sheets
  • Share What You Love Specialty = 24 sheets (shown in image above)
  • Tea Room Specialty = 24 sheets
  • Tranquil Tide = 12 sheets
  • Tropical Escape = 12 sheets
  • Twinkle Twinkle = 12 sheets
  • Under the Mistletoe = 12 sheets
This share does not include: Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper (cannot cut to 6" x 6"), Wood Textures (this is not new), or the Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals or In Color 6" x 6" sheets shown on page 191 of the new catalog.

How To Reserve Your New Catalog Paper Share:

 Email me at with the following info:
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  • your address and phone #
  • the email address you use for PayPal*
  • subject line: 2018-19 Paper Share Reservation - this is important
I will put you on the reservation list and send a PayPal invoice on 5/25/18.
Deadline to reserve your share and pay is 5/31/18.
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May 25, 2018: I will email PayPal invoices to everyone who has reserved a share, as each group of 4 fills.
June 1, 2018: I will place a Stampin' Up! order for all the paper for everyone who has paid their invoice.
June 8 - 15, 2018 or sooner: I will cut, sort, label, and package all of the paper for you.
Beginning June 16th or sooner: I will print PayPal labels, and Paper Shares will be mailed back out, if there are no back-orders.


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+ $5.95 shipping via Priority Flat Rate which includes tracking
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What Is a Paper Share?

When you reserve a paper share with me, I will order new packs of Designer Series Paper from the new Stampin' Up! catalog. I will then cut the packs up, package, and label them and mail to you. The share will include a sample of all of the sheets listed above. This usually costs you 1/4 the price of buying all new paper and you then have a sample of each pack allowing you to, later, purchase your favorites from the new catalog!
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Friday, May 4, 2018

Background Bits card using Stampin' Up! products

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Set found on page 220 of the 2017-18 Stampin' Up! catalog.
This host stamp set is only available with Stampin' Rewards. 


  • Stamp Sets – Background Bits (144029-c)
  • Card Stock – Pumpkin Pie (105117); Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – VersaMark (102283); Chocolate Chip (126979)
  • Many Marvelous Markers – Pumpkin Pie; Blushing Bride; Lucky Lime Twist; Pacific Point; Powder Pink
  • Misc. – Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper (DSP) (144118); Stampin’ Emboss Powder-White (109132); Heat Tool (129053); SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Metallic Thread-Gold (138401)
  • Pumpkin Pie:                     8 1/2” x 5 1/2”        
  • Whisper White:                 5 1/4” x 3/4”
  • Birthday Memories DSP:    5 1/4” x 4”              
  1. Fold Pumpkin Pie card stock in half to create card base
  2. Using VersaMark ink randomly stamp the multiple flower image from Background Bits onto the Birthday Memories DSP – Striped side.
  3. Emboss the above DSP using the Heat Tool and White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.
  4. Adhere the above to the card front using SNAIL Adhesive.
  5. Using Chocolate Chip ink, stamp the sentiment on the strip of Whisper White card stock, off-center.
  6. Using the various Many Marvelous Markers color the same multiple flower image used in step number 2 and stamp to the opposite side of the sentiment on the Whisper White card stock.  Repeat as desired.
  7. After thoroughly cleaning the above stamp, color just one of the flowers and stamp to the left side of the sentiment.
  8. Add a small amount of SNAIL Adhesive to the back side of the above decorated Whisper White card stock to help hold the Metallic Thread as you wind it around over the flower images.
  9.  Adhere the above the card front as shown
Remember, you do not have to invent the wheel to be creative, just copy this project! Did you make it with your own hands? Then you have created!

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Background Bits found on page 220 of the catalog. Click image below to link directly to it in my online store.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Coffee card using Stampin' Up! products

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Set found on page 31 of the 2017-18 Stampin' Up! catalog.


Stamp Sets: Coffee Cafe (143677)
Inks: Early Espresso (126974), Crumb Cake (126975) & Pool, Party (126982) Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper: Crumb Cake (120953), Early Espresso (119686) & Whisper White (100730) Card stock; Coffee Break Designer Series Paper (144155)
Accessories: 5/8” Burlap Ribbon (141487), Soft Sky 3/8” Classic Weave Ribbon (144160)
Other: SNAIL Adhesive (104332)  OR Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026), Big Shot (143263), Coffee Cups Framelits (143745), Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122234), Stampin’ Trimmer (126889), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

•   Crumb Cake: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored and folded at 4-1/4”
•   Coffee Break DSP: 5-1/4” x 4” (make sure that you cut it so that the chevron pattern runs down the front of the card)
•   Early Espresso: 3-1/2” x 3-1/2”
•   Whisper White: 2 x 5-1/4” x 4” (one for the inside of the card, and the second for stamping/die cutting)
•   Burlap and Soft Sky Ribbons: 5” for each piece

1.     Using the Pool Party ink, stamp the wood grain cup image on Whisper White card stock.  Leaving space between the images, stamp the cup lid on the same piece of card stock, using Crumb Cake ink.  Stamp the frame image using Crumb Cake ink, and the sentiment inside of the stamped frame using Early Espresso ink. 
2.     Using your Big Shot and the Coffee Cups Framelits, die cut the cup, lid and wrapper.  Using the largest circle in the Stitched Shapes Framelits, die cut a circle from the Early Espresso card stock. 
3.     Glue the wrapper to the cup, and the lid to the cup using SNAIL or Fast Fuse adhesive. 
4.     Wrap the Soft Sky ribbon around the Coffee Break DSP, about 1” above the bottom of the paper, and glue on the back.  Wrap the Burlap ribbon overtop, leaving about 2/3” of the Soft Sky showing on the bottom, adhering them on the back.  *Note* Fast Fuse is a good adhesive for this so that you’re sure that they don’t come off.
5.     Using your Paper Trimmer, cut about 1/2” off of one side of the Early Espresso circle.  Adhere the circle to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Adhere the stamped coffee cup to the Early Espresso circle using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
6.     Stamp the coffee bean image 3 times in the bottom right corner of the other piece of Whisper White card stock. Glue to the inside of the card.
Remember, you do not have to invent the wheel to be creative, just copy this project! Did you make it with your own hands? Then you have created!

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Coffee Cafe bundle found on page 31 of the catalog. Click image below to link directly to it in my online store.