Designer Paper Creations – A Parade of Cards!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sorry for the late post … my laptop “CRASHED” and I’m working off my home computer that is older than most of my grandchildren – and they are in high school! lol

So today I’m going to share a collection of cards that I have created with the Designer Series paper!! I always use my paper for quick -n- easy cards when I’m in a hurry or to embellish a beautiful card for someone special.

The first two cards are created with the Petal Promenade 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper!  It is “realistic” and oh so beautiful …

I will be sharing more cards with all the amazing Designer Papers over the next week (even if I have to go out and buy a new computer or laptop)!

My next cards are designed with the Garden Impressions 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Pack

Here are the cards that I created with the Twinkle Twinkle 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper … From Birthday cards … to baby cards …. to Christmas Cards … you can’t go wrong with a little twinkle!!

You’ve seen quite a few cards created with 3 of the 10 Designer papers currently available with the Buy 3 Get 1 FREE promotion

Now here are a few of my older creations done with the Wood Textures 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Stack that is also included in this promotion …

One for the ladies (above) and one for the guys (below) …

and one more just because I love the Wood Textures Designer paper … and ALL the Designer Papers!

It is easy to see how versatile Designer Paper really is.  It can “be” your card or it can enhance your card. It’s perfect when highlighting techniques or showcasing a die cut!!

Sit back with your catalog and pick out your favorite 4 … because when you  purchase 3, you will get the 4th one FREE!

BUT WAIT … Don’t order just yet!!  Tomorrow I will be back with a special promotion of my own!! I will have a FREE Gift for your purchase.  DETAILS TOMORROW … so you will want to come back for that!

Thank your for your patience today and I hope you enjoyed this parade of cards.

I wish you a beautiful day today ~


Picnic Basket Fun …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Didn’t you think those baskets and notecards were cute yesterday? Totally loved them but what if 3-D projects aren’t your style?  Well … I have a fun alternative for you! I love the baskets and thought that they would look cute on the front of my  card – sooooooooooooooo…

Oh My Gosh … I had so much fun creating this card and it was so easy!! I just cut one of the side flaps off the die cut basket, added the rim around the top and added the handle!!

Everything is die cut in this months Paper Pumpkin kit and some pieces already have adhesive on them so placing the strawberries in the basket were simple. Even the little leaves have adhesive so I pulled the two ends together (they were open) and it created a nice cupped leaf look!!

I had to shoot the card at this angle so you could see all the texture and dimension of this card!! The only thing I added to the kit was the card base in Real Red and the Night of Navy front which was embossed with the “Basket Weave” embossing folder!

Hope you have as much fun checking out this card as I did making it!  You could join in on the fun and sign up for next months kit … it’s a great time to try it out …


July 11-August 10 new subscribers get 50% off the first month! What a great time to sign up! And the graphic has such pretty colors!!! Is that a hint at what’s in the kit? Usually SU does that. SO FUN!! Sign up using this link so you can become my personal subscriber  CLICK HERE TO BEGIN


Thank you for joining me today.

Have a great day … it’s a great way to start the weekend ~

Beautiful baskets and matching note cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

When you’re not riding bikes by the lake, looking for fireflies, or kicking back at a drive-in movie, we recommend that you add a new item to your list…

Schedule a lazy afternoon to craft these darling little baskets and matching note cards. They’re perfect for family parties, picnics, or for leaving on a neighbor’s doorstep. Watch the video now to find out why Picnic Paradise is bound to be your new summer “jam.”


July 11-August 10 new subscribers get 50% off the first month! What a great time to sign up! And the graphic has such pretty colors!!! Is that a hint at what’s in the kit? Usually SU does that. SO FUN!! Sign up using this link so you can become my personal subscriber  CLICK HERE TO BEGIN


Thanks for dropping in to visit me today. I’ll be back tomorrow to share an alternative project to the cute projects in the kit.

Have a great day ~

Time for Tea …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today’s card is a sweet little card created by Stampin’ Up! and highlights the Time for Tea stamp set and the “Tea Room” product suite!

The beautiful Tea Room Specialty paper adorns the backdrop of this card and the touch of Vellum paper that was cut with an edgelit die from this suite adds a soft touch and draws your eye to the focal point of your card.

The Spot of Tea framelits were also used to cut the tea cup and the flowers for the card. The “Cheers” comes from the Time for Tea stamp set which has so many wonderful greetings and the font is bold and beautiful!!

What a beautiful stamp set this is (and love the coordinating dies) to make warm and wonderful cards and “gift” tags for your friends and loved ones! I think this is just perfect!!

Hope you enjoyed the card today. I have a list below of the products used if you would like more information or would like to purchase and of the items.

Have yourself a great day and share a smile … make someone else’s day good too!



Technique Tuesday: COLLAR FOLD

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Are you going crazy over the Buy 3 / Get 1 FREE Designer Series paper promotion?  Whew … I am (twice already) lol  But, what do you do when you love both sides of that designer paper??  Well I have a good answer for you today … the “Collar Fold” technique!

The Collar Fold shows off both sides of your designer paper and is really easy to do! So let me show you … Start with a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of designer paper, I used one of the colorful floral patterns from the “Garden Impressions” Designer paper.

Center your designer paper in your cutter at the 3-3/4″ (That is half of the 5-1/4″ length) Then place your cutter at the 2″ mark on the ruler … then cut to edge. YUP … that simple! Now you will just fold those cuts back.  You can tape them down or use a dimensional like I did on this card (to give it a little lift!)

When using a dark base like the Melon Mambo that I used here,  I like to tuck a piece of Whisper White behind it … it really makes the greeting stand out.  My greeting came from the “Beautiful Banquet” stamp set however if you were going to purchase the “Abstract Impressions” bundle … that is where the cute little flower die came from, they have some awesome greetings that would work great!!

I had to add the flower because I’m not to fond of bare edges so I topped off my flower with the cute little “Clear Faceted Gems”. Really makes the flower pop!!

Because the “Garden Impressions” designer paper is 6″ x 6″ there will be some paper left overs which you can tuck on the inside and jazz that up a bit as well.

Have some fun and flip those designer papers back and show off both beautiful sides!  Don’t throw those scraps away …tuck them on the inside or create other projects with them.

Thanks for stopping back today and checking out my Technique Tuesday. Let me know what technique you would like to see featured!!

Have a beautiful day ~



Simply Sunday: Blooming Savings

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have several projects I’d like to share with you. Each comes from our Paper Pumpkin kits … What can be simpler than that? Right now your first month is 50% OFF for new subscribers … this way you can take it out for a test drive!!

Want to make amazing projects without the prep work? Meet Paper Pumpkin—a crafting subscription kit by Stampin’ Up! Because sometimes the best way to get creative is INSIDE the box.

Every month, you’ll receive all the stamps, ink, and paper you need to make a fun, papercrafting project. Everything is precut and ready to go. Skip to the fun with us—sign up by CLICKING HERE!


I love having the kits on hand because then I’m ready if I need a quick card, or sometimes it’s a great afternoon project to do with my grandkids!!  They love it and I don’t have to drag out all my supplies.

These 3 cards came from the February Paper Pumpkin kit … and they are my alternative to the cards that was in the box.  I do this and share it with my Paper Pumpkin subscribers to give them a few more ideas to do with their kits!

This was a quick -n- easy card that looked like I worked so hard on yet the beautiful lazer cut card front was done for us!! I just added the Dazzling Diamonds behind the design and a little pop of color with the ribbon and mat.

This was one of my favorite months and you can tell because it was so easy to play with and come up with additional designs. In fact, I bought myself and extra kit because it had those kit little pillow boxes for treats … Yummy Fun!!

Here are the alternative projects I made from last months Paper Pumpkin.  This one was fun because it coordinated with the Broadway Bound product suite …

How are you liking all the amazing stamping projects? Are you ready to try it out? You may contact me with any questions you many have ( or message me below.

You may cancel your subscription at any time … or just put it on hold and then restart when your ready again. It’s fun and it’s flexible!!

If you’re ready to Skip to the fun and begin enjoyed your monthly stampin’ kit delivered directly to you — just CLICK HERE to get started!

Thanks for the visit today! I hope you think about this amazing offer, and please know I am here if you have any questions.

Enjoy your day ~

Twinkle Twinkle … You’re My Star!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How have you liked the array of cards created with the Twinkle Twinkle Designer paper? Amazing … right! I actually bought it because of the “Stars” on many of the papers because my teams name is the Stars by Design! Then I found it could be used for so much more!

I have one more beautiful card to show you today, but lets start at the beginning and review what we’ve seen so far. My first card was for my granddaughters birthday … I teamed up the Twinkle Twinkle paper with the “Happy Birthday Gorgeous” stamp set and the Large Letter Framelit Dies. You can click HERE to view that post.

Of course I had to make a Baby Card with the Twinkle Twinkle paper and I way dying to try out my new “Tufted” Embossing Folder.  It is one of the 3-D Dynamic folders which gives you a beautiful deep impression. The greeting comes from the coordinating stamp set … the bundle comes with the Twinkle Builder punch (Save 10% when you buy the bundle) Click HERE to view this post.

I love the little dots in this series of paper to I teamed it up with the beautiful “Springtime Impressions” Thinlits Dies and the Stitched Framlit dies.  Butterflies always remind me of my Mom so what better greeting could I use than “love you”.  This greeting also comes from the Twinkle Twinkle Bundle … I just used my marker to color in the words “love you” and then stamped & cut them out.  You can view the post for this card HERE …just click on it.

This next card is just one of the cards that I designed for my Designer Series paper Class! I have always wanted to create a card like this (don’t know why it took me so long) because it’s simple yet it is so pretty! It showcases 3 more patterns in the Twinkle Twinkle paper … see the “stars”!! Here we used the new Detailed Trio punch with the corner rounder side.  More details can be found HERE on the original post.

And our Christmas card which I just showcased yesterday … It is truly amazing all of the different Occasions and different styles of cards you can make with this one little pack of Designer paper!

Today I’ll be sharing a card that uses the coordinating Twinkle Builder punch!! The cute little Moon with Stars punch can be used for baby cards and more! I combined the punch with the banner punch to create a fun layered look …

There are three different patterns of the Twinkle Twinkle paper on this card … the base is Night of Navy and the top banner that was punched is Pool Party, such a pretty combination. I have a piece of the Silver Foil sheet under the Pool Party banner highlighting the punch. The cute little silver stars are part of the Twinkle Twinkle product suite and can be found on page 83 in the annual catalog.

I hope you enjoyed the review of my Twinkle Twinkle Designer paper cards and today’s card. Thanks so much for sharing a part of your day with me!

Have a wonderful day ~

Stampin’ Supply List … These are the core products that I used to create my cards. If you click on the picture (link) it will take you to my Stampin’ Store and all the product details will be listed. Thank you.