Broadway Star!!

Hi Stampers ~

I am really excited to share an alternative project to this months Paper Pumpkin kit! This kit is so cute and it coordinates with a stamp set in the new catalog!!

June’s Broadway Star kit is stealing the show this summer! Check out the unboxing video and get started creating these show-stopping birthday cards today! And stay tuned after the unboxing to learn about the coordinating Broadway Bound product suite, full of products that coordinate with your Broadway Star Paper Pumpkin kit!

Oh wow … I think that coordinating the Paper Pumpkin and a product suite is the catalog is genius!!  I have just ordered the Broadway Birthday suite and can’t wait till it arrives … love the colors and the specialty paper is like a party itself … so much fun!!

I created my alternative card with only the ingredients from the June / Broadway Star kit! The two strips of Lovely Lipstick came from the left over areas of the banner!! Don’t want anything to go to waste … besides, the width was perfect, I only needed to trim off the ends after attaching it to the white banner.  Many of the die cuts already have adhesive on it … easy breezy!!

You can see by this angle the shine from the die cut greeting in gold foil … now that’s one way to get someones attention! lol

If you think this card is cute, then stop back tomorrow because I have another alternative project that will knock your socks off … it will really catch their attention.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope to see you tomorrow.

Have a happy day ~

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …



Technique Tuesday: Glitter Designer Paper

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

If you are a glitter addict then I have the perfect technique for you… Glitter Designer Paper!  I have been doing this for years … the only thing that has changed is the adhesive that I used.  Today I’m using the fabulous Multipurpose adhesive sheets! Quick * Clean * Glitter perfect!!  Pictures do not do it justice!

I’m using the beautiful Petal Promenade Designer Paper. If you love fresh flowers, you will love this paper, the patterns are so pretty and look like they are ready to be picked with the photographic floral designs ❤

I begin with the choice of designer papers … that will set you up for a perfect color pallet (the colors are already listed on the designer paper packaged – Thanks Stampin’ Up!). I chose the returning Mossy Meadow and new Petal Pink, and Whisper White for my greeting.

Using the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets makes this technique so easy. I cut the adhesive sheet slightly larger than my designer paper, then I trim off the extra.  This ensures I have full coverage of adhesive on my designer paper … don’t want any spots that don’t have glitter!!

Once I have the covering removed … I put the sheet into my glitter tub and sprinkle it with the Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  I made sure to cover it fully and then tap off the excess glitter.  Then I use a scrap piece of paper and cover the glittered paper. My next step is to firmly press the glitter into the adhesive – I use one of my clear blocks.  Remove scrap paper and tap off any excess glitter. WOW! Just beautiful!!

I matted the glitter paper onto the Mossy Meadow cardstock and then onto the card base in Petal Pink.  I used the Label Me Pretty stamp set and stamped the lined decor in Petal Pink and the greeting in Mossy Meadow… then it was punched with Pretty Label punch.  I punched out another label in Mossy Meadow, cut it in half and then attached it to the back … this allows you to mat the label 🙂

I added a touch of Wink of Stella to the filigree lines on the label and the rhinestones to add a touch of bling to my blinged out card!! I used the Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the greeting which added a little dimension to the card. Again, the camera does not capture the full beauty of this card.

I thank you for spending a part of your day with me. I encourage you to try this beautiful and fun technique. It really is quite easy as well.  I have listed the supplies I used on today’s card below.

You’re the Best! Have a beautiful day ~

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Dandelion Wishes

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!! I am happy to say I got some stamping done this weekend, it was so fun to play with all the new items so I chose the Dandelion Wishes.  I love this stamp set (there are so many great new sets in this catalog!!)

I began with the background using a waterwash watercolor technique. In a small dish I put a drop of the new Balmy Blue ink, a little water and I squeezed a couple drops of the Wink of Stella in the mix!  Using the Aqua Painter … I brushed a little water onto my cardstock and then I picked up some “color” from my mixture and brushed it onto the cardstock.

Not a project I could do in a class because it was pretty wet and took a while to drive however I also could have used the Watercolor paper!! lol  I do however love the shimmer from the Wink of Stella.  Once dry I simply stamped the images onto the cardstock using my StazOn.

I finished off my card with the new Faceted Dot by placing them in the center of my dandelions – so nice to have all the new embellishments!  It is a simple layout but I love these stamps and the font on the greetings … so pretty!!

So many possibilities with this stamp set! Hope you enjoyed this one.

Thank you for checking out my blog post today …

Have yourself a great Monday.

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …


Simply Sunday: Simple Petals

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Whew … it’s a bit hot -n- sticky outside!!  Great time to hide out in my stampin’ studio and play with my new stamps and stuff.

Today I decided to play with the new designer papers, my choice for the day is Petal Promenade!

The photographs in our Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper is more than just a look—real flowers were used! See how our talented Product Designer and Specialist, Kaitlyn Zumbach, used floral arrangements with technology to design this paper. You’ll be blown away be the entire process!

The flower patterns are so pretty … Here is the card I made using one patterns and the “Thank You” thinlets.  Talk about an easy card to make, this is one of them 🙂

My base is Smoky Slate cardstock and the mat and greeting are cut from the new Highland Heather cardstock … oooo – so pretty! I think it highlights nice against the pink contrast of the flowers.

I adhered the greeting with the Stampin’ Dots… it just lifted then enough to give it some dimension.

These pretty petals will compliment any occasion and today we made it simple by adding the Thank You Thinlit die.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card, and I thank you for joining me this Sunday.

Have a wonderful day ~



Alphabet Edgelits?

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you got a chance to see the cute card I shared yesterday!! I love how simple it was to make … and the color scheme, however you can use any color combination you like.

Today I want to share the video …

Have you seen the Layering Alphabet Edgelits? Watch as Tanner demonstrates the use of the Edgelits.

Aren’t these amazing? I think you could really have fun and get totally creative with this bundle.

Thanks for checking out this video, I hope you have a great day!

Delightfully Detailed = Delightfully FUN!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!! Mine was good, spent time with family and even got out for a mini road trip with my sister Eileen. We went out for a nice country drive … both of us were thinking that it would be much prettier in the fall 🙂

Today I’m sharing another FUN card I created with the Delightfully Detailed Specialty Designer Paper! I had as much fun making it as it will be fun to receive. I just think it turned out so cute … OK, enough …

Here is the card …

I used the whimsical circle pattern from the Delightfully Detailed Specialty Designer Paper. You’ve got to love it when the fun is already packed into the pattern. I used Coastal Cabana for the base of my card and added pops of color from Bermuda  Bay and Soft Sea Foam.

I pulled out the Detailed with Love Stamp set which is part of this  product suite and has it’s own bundle (with the punch) to do the stamping on this card.  Just a few stamped designs and the greeting to add a touch more color and then the Faceted Dots for texture. Oh yes, and I even popped up one of those stamped designs!!

This is really a fun bundle and the specialty designer paper is a must have … it make the card making so easy!!

Hope this Birthday card added a little fun to your day!

Have a Happy Monday ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …  Below is a list of ingredients I used to create today’s card … click on any one of them for more information or to begin your shopping now.  Thank you very much! 🙂




Simply Sunday: Graduation Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared a “generic” style Graduation Card, meaning it could be sent to anyone attending any school … today, I’m being a little more specific as I am using the “school colors”!!  I have a young lady who works for me that goes to West Bend East High School (my former high school … we have 2) and their colors are maroon and gold so today’s card will feature Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry!!

This card also features the new Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper ….

This amazing paper has 2 sides … One Whisper White and the other is Very Vanilla!! I love the fact that you can use this with all your color combinations now!!

Today’s graduation card is simple to put together since the Delightfully Detailed paper highlights the greeting!! The greeting comes from the “High Tide” stamp set and was cut out with the Layering Ovals Thinlits, as was the Crushed Curry mat behind it.

Don’t you just love the dimension and layers of this card … makes it look like you worked soooo hard but it really only took minutes to create!!

The “Congratulations” comes from the “Fabulous Flamingo” stamp set (got that for FREE from an Stampin’ Up! OnStage event!!) and I think the two fonts look pretty good together.  To finish off the Congratulations, I added a layer of contrast with the Cherry Cobbler and then punched both colors with the Triple Banner Punch.

Just think of the possibilities … You get four sheets with this laser cut paper so you can make quick and easy graduation cards in “any” school colors!!  How fun would that be!!  You already have the layout now … so have some fun and celebrate your school and congratulations to your graduate!!  There really is nothing little about the light they shine!!

Thank you for joining me this Sunday!!

Have a wonderful week~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … Below are the items I used to create today’s card. If you liked what you saw and need to purchase any of the items, you can begin by clicking any image below. It will take you to my store and give you more details on the product.  Thank you!!