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.



Twinkle Twinkle Christmas in July!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Fridays are always fantastic and so is the card I’m going to share with you today!  Yesterday I shared another card from the Twinkle Twinkle Designer paper and I said that this beautiful paper is so versatile you could even make a Christmas card with it, sooooooooooooooo

Yup … there it is! I took one of my favorite designer papers (Twinkle Twinkle) and teamed it up with one of the Hottest Christmas sets last year – the Star of Light stamp set. I still love this stamp set, it is stunning and the verses are just beautiful!! It’s so pretty!!

You will also notice that I used the same punch as yesterday … the Detailed Trio punch. So the same punch but with a totally new look. I think that it really added a nice dimension for the greeting.

My Holiday Retreats attendees know I love my bling, so I decided to started early this year and added the Silver Glimmer paper to my card which really gives me … Christmas in July ❤ If you think this card looks good here, you should see it in your hands … the sparkle, oh my! It’s gorgeous!!

Oh … and sparkle, I added some Rhinestones to really put this card over the top glitz!! Wooo Hooo!

Thank you for visiting me today and checking out my blog! Don’t forget the Designer paper is on sale right now. I have them all listed below for you to view  🙂

Thanks again and enjoy your day!!




Pick Up Some Pretty Paper

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

For the month of July, select Designer Series Papers are on sale for buy 3, get 1 free. Stampin’ Up! picked out some favorite catalog samples featuring on-sale papers to create the image below.

This is one of my favorite promotions … I love the Designer Papers and I love FREE too, so it’s a perfect blend!

Don’t forget the beautiful Christmas paper!!  I will be sharing cards all week long that feature the Designer Paper right up to my class on Wednesday, July 11th.  None of the cards shared will be from my class so if you are attending you will have even more samples to work with.

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the upcoming holiday … Wait till you see what I have for you tomorrow!! Pop back in for a peek!!

Enjoy your day ~

I’M BACK!! With the Graceful Glass Suite!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am back and bustin’ at the seams with idea’s to share with you!! I’ve finally figured out what was wrong with my computer and got it fixed … and meanwhile my new stamping goodies came in and I’ve been playing like crazy!!

Today I’d like to share one of the cards that my club members got to make this month. We were using the new Graceful Glass Suite.  I am totally in love with this suite and if you like to color this one will satisfy your needs!!

I began with this cute circle pattern and colored it in with the Bermuda Bay duo, which paired well with the Tranquil Tide cardstock. I highlighted the design, creating a focal point by encasing it within the white frame. The circle was cut out with the Layering Circles Framelits and then added a black mat behind it.

To make our beautiful coloring job “pop” … we added the Wink of Stella to add some sparkle. It’s a little hard to capture with the camera but the eye is not disappointed when looking at this card.

The greeting was stamped in the lower right-hand corner of the card in the coordinating Tranquil Tide ink.  The ribbon accent is from last years ribbon (not available anymore) but you could easily substitute the new Tranquil Tide ribbon or even some cardstock!

I’m so glad to be back and sharing my creations with you! Thanks for stopping by today.

I’ll be back tomorrow with my Simply Sunday creations.


Technique Tuesday: Embossing with Dies!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am so excited to share this awesome technique with you!! I love this because it makes your stampin’ dollars stretch and makes really cool effects on your cards!! I’m talking about the new Big Shot Embossing Mats!!

Your favorite Framelits, Thinlits, and Edgelits dies can do more when paired with the Embossing Mats. Use with cutting dies to emboss instead of cut!! I used the beautiful “Springtime Impressions Thinlits” to create this amazing background …

I embossed the floral pattern onto the new Soft Sea Foam cardstock. I simply began with the base plate, then the white plate; included in the embossing mat package, then the blue mat, my cardstock, the die and finally the cutting plate on top … roll it through, and your image is embossed onto your cardstock!!

This gives you a nice close look at how the die actually embossed the cardstock!  Now you have two different ways to use your dies!!  You could do the same with these pretty butterflies!!

I used the new Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather cardstocks to cut out my butterflies and layered them.  I loved the heather against the sea foam but wanted that extra pop of color … and that is why I layered the butterfly.  The cute flowers also come in the die set.

The beautiful greeting comes from the Southern Serenade stamp set, was stamped in the Gorgeous Grape and cut out with the Stitched Framelit dies.  I finished off my card by embellishing with Rhinestones … a little bling never hurt anyone! lol

I thank you for joining me today to see this new product / technique!!  This will definitely be on my upcoming Class List. Stop back tomorrow and I’ll share a card created with the Springtime Impressions … cut!

Have a wonderful day ~



Fun & Easy Card Layout …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share a card layout with you done two different ways to show you how one fun layout can create multiple card looks!

My first card I created for the Spring Stampin’ Retreat … the idea behind this card was to show a totally different way to use the “Ribbon of Courage” stamp set. We did ours in Black & White but this could have easily been colored with Stampin’ Markers or the Watercolor Pencils ….

I started with the Petal Passion Designer Series paper from the Occasions catalog and the fabulous Petal Passion Product Suite. This sweet -n- simple card has so much dimension just from just a quick run through the Bigshot.

We used two of the Square dies and cut them out at the same time … the inner one is stamped and popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting was stamped on the side as it fit perfectly!!

Now … with a twist of your wrist (and cardstock) you have the same layout but from another perspective!

See … with a twist of your cardstock your new card is magical!!  I used the Myths & Magic product suite to create this cute little card, perfect for any little girls birthday card!

I am sad to say … this is one of the stamp sets that is on the discontinued list and will be gone forever in only a couple of days!! The designer paper is a “specialty” paper which means it has Iridescent  glitter designs on one side and colorful all occasion designs on the other!!  Hard to see on the photo but the little bubbles glitter as does the mermaid herself … LOVE IT!!

So … what do you think about this fun, dimensional layout!! Great right and can be done either vertical or horizontal to create many different look … just add new paper!! Our designer papers are fabulous tools to use when you need to create simple cards that look amazing!!

Thank you for checking back with me! I think tomorrow we need to see what’s in that NEW Catalog!!

Have an awesome day ~



Simply Sunday: Design with papers!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share some cards with you that shows how easy cards are to create when working with our beautiful designer series papers ….

Here are the fun designer papers from the “True Gentleman” Designer paper. There a 12 different patterns in our packages so it’s so easy to find the perfect ones to go together for your card.

This one was so much fun to play with … the “Coffee Break” Designer Series paper. Great for your coffee lovers!

The “Picture Perfect Party” Designer papers is one of my favorite paper stacks because it not only has great patterns to use but many are “picture” perfect … like the cute little party favor that I cut out from another pattern sheet and added as an embellishment!! This one is very versatile!

See what I mean … so versatile and each one looks so different! Oh yes … and SIMPLE & FUN to make!!  Another one of my favorites is the Wood Textures Paper stack.  It’s so popular … it will be in the upcoming catalog!! I am thrilled 🙂

Today I will close with cards from our newest designer paper …

Enjoy your weekend and I invite you to stop back tomorrow to see how my cute little card layout will look so different depending on the designer papers you use!!

Thanks for taking time out of your holiday weekend and Sunday to spend a part of it with me.