Let me tempt you with more Designer papers …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared 3 birthday cards with three different designer papers … today I have 3 more cards for you, some featuring the same Designer Papers I showed you yesterday!

Just like yesterday, my first card features the Wood Textures Designer Series paper and the Happy Birthday Thinlits dies on page 77 of the Annual Catalog.

 This card uses the designer paper as a background and is teamed up with the Daisy Punch! The background really makes the daisy’s POP!!


My next card features the Color Theory Designer Series paper and the Black Rhinestones for that touch of bling!

Can you see where I used the designer paper??  I used it to cut out the Adirondack Chair!!

We made this card in our Technique Club last year … the background was created by coloring a block with the marker, spritzing it with water and then stamping on the background!


My last card features the Birthday Memories Designer Series paper and this fabulous paper also has an entire product suite … Stamp set … coordinating dies bundle, and more! 

This fun birthday card comes from one of my classes … the background was created by repeatedly stamping the “surprise” from the stamp set that is included in the bundle.

The bear was actually cut out of the designer paper!!  However, there are designs in the paper that have coordinating dies!

I hope you have enjoyed this full week of designer paper and the many cards featured to show you how much fun using these fabulous papers can be.

Don’t forget … while your shopping there is a Sale-A-Bration going on, and for each $50 – you qualify for an exclusive Sale-A-Bration item!

I want to Thank You for joining me today.

Enjoy your Sunday!




Happy Birthday… Happy Birthday… Happy Birthday!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

My cards today are all created with a simple layout and three (3) of our Designer Series papers …

My first card features the Wood Textures Designer Series paper and the Happy Birthday Thinlits dies on page 77 of the Annual Catalog.

Each card will feature the Happy Birthday Thilits Die… the next card features the Color Theory Designer Series paper and the Black Rhinestones for that touch of bling!


My last card features the Delightful Daisy Designer Series paper and a touch of vellum cardstock that helps to highlight the Happy Birthday Thinlits die.

All 3 cards are quick -n- easy to make and can be created for a special birthdaye just by changing out the designer paper.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!


Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …


Birthday Party: Cue the Confetti …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today we are going to get another look at our beautiful designer series paper … or FUN designs!! We are kickin’ off this day with the Picture Perfect Party Designer Paper and coordinating products.

Take a good look because today’s layout is very similar to yesterdays layout!

I cut my Picture Perfect Party designer paper smaller (4-1/2 x 3-1/4) than I did yesterday so my base created a larger border … then I stamped to created a fun but subtle background.  Again … I’m using the banner to highlight my greeting from the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set.

I created my banner today (and yesterday) with the Triple Banner Punch… then cut up some of the Myths & Magic Washi Tape to create some confetti!!

To make sure this card really kicks off the party … I cut out the Noise Maker or what some call “BlowOuts” but it’s cute and fun, fun, fun at the party!

What a difference the designer paper makes even when using similar layouts! Tomorrow I’ll have two different layouts for you for our Two for Tuesday blog post.

Thanks for stopping by today …

Hope your Monday is full of fun!



Mermaid Magic …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share with you another fun card from the “Magical Day” Bundle. I’m using it with the cute designer paper again, but we’re going a bit more feminine this time.

The layouts are similar … I switched out the background of trees yesterday to the glimmer bubbles on today’s card. We also went from dragons and knights to mermaids!

I cut out my mermaid (from the designer paper) and my stamped greeting with the Stitched Framelits … then I added the new glimmer paper from the Myths and Magic product suite.  Doesn’t that designer paper look like bubbles? I love it!!It

Speaking  of bubbles, just like yesterday’s card … I added the glimmer dots, this time coming up from the seaweed that I cut from the coordinating dies! It gives you an appearance as if you’re under the water with our mermaid.

I’m using the birthday greeting from the “Picture Perfect Birthday” stamp set for inside… just as yesterday. I wish the camera could catch what the eyes see … the seaweed is Lemon Lime twist painted with Dapper Denim using the Wink of Stella!!

You’ve seen two different cards now from the Magical Day bundle, there is so much you can do with this versatile product suite! I’m sure you’ll see more samples from this suite from me.

Here’s to another “Magical” day … Thanks for spending part of your day with me.

See you tomorrow for my Simply Sunday post ~


Magical Birthday …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

As promised … I have a really cute card to share with you today. You should have your new Occasions Catalog by now and I hope you are enjoying seeing all the wonderful stamp sets and accessories.

Today I want to share with you the “Magical Day” Bundle with you … a totally fun stamp set and coordinating dies, but let’s not stop there! Stampin’ Up! has also given us the cutest designer paper to go with it … and more but we’ll get to those in future posts.

This bundle is great for kids (or for the kid inside some of us adults) It truly is magical with it’s Dragons, Knights, Wizards, Mermaids and Unicorns! Plus, if that’s not enough … this designer paper is dazzling with glitter.

Even with the glitter, this card is great for a young man brave enough to slay the dragon … or “Train Your Dragon”!! The color combination of Dapper Denim and Lemon Lime Twist makes it even more fun!

 I borrowed a birthday greeting from the “Picture Perfect Birthday” stamp set for my inside greeting. The greeting on the front of the card is included in the Magical Day stamp set. A couple little glimmer dots to carry over the glimmer from the front of our card and the inside is complete.

I’m looking forward to sharing many of the amazing bundles and goodies from our Occasions catalog with you. Don’t forget … Sale-a-Bration begins too! It’s a great time to host a stampin’ party with your friends – at home, on-line or a book show.

Thank you for stopping by today, and I hope your day is “Magical”.

See you tomorrow ~



2017 December Alternative Paper Pumpkin Project

Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a cute card that I created with the December 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit … now don’t run away just because you are not a current subscriber, there is always something to take away from the projects I share with you.

I began with the pre-cut note card, however, I wanted to create a full card to see what it would look like … I also knew I had a score line that I wanted to cover so I headed to my ribbon stash and grabbed the Lemon-Lime! I thought that would look pretty with my cardstock.

As you can see, I kept the idea from Stampin’ Up! for the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper behind the pre-cut cardstock but did not add the other piece (I’ll show you what I came up with that tomorrow).

Then I simply embossed one of the many greetings included in the December kit and added the butter (stamped in Lemon-Lime) to balance out my card.

Now … take this idea of a die cut image, using one of your many beautiful framelits dies, add your glimmer paper to the background and you have an awesome card! Easy layout … simple to make, and beautiful!!

Or how about ….  

There is always an idea from any of the projects I share … that is my intent anyway.

I love the Paper Pumpkin kits because they are pre-cut and ready to put together, with a little stamping! But you can go beyond what they have made for us.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card share, and I hope to see you back tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping in …

Have a wonderful day!

One more look at my December 2017 Alternative Paper Pumpkin project …


Birthday Alternative ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share with you a special birthday card … my sister Eileen’s. I could not share this card earlier because we just celebrated her birthday yesterday.

I used the October 2017 Paper Pumpkin as my base … and then I changed it up to create a unique birthday card. I wanted to use the beautiful “Happy Birthday” on my card and to do so, I had to change out the top layer of my card …  this is where I decided to use the Oval Dies to create my opening for a shaker card.

When I cut out my oval, I used the outside of my die as a template to draw an “Old Olive” line around the oval … this was to add a bit more of the Olive color to my card.  I used the background, window sheet, sequins and foam strips from the kit for my card.

I added the deer and I did that because I wanted to add a touch of black to pull the color from the greeting and the plaid background. At this point the card was a little masculine so I added the pretty “sparkly” black bow because it tied into the color theme and added a feminine touch to the card. Now … don’t you think that did the trick!

Hope you enjoyed my Paper Pumpkin alternative … a great base to create a very special birthday card.

Thank you for joining me today, I hope your day is a good one.