True Gentleman

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you doing today? I hope all is well with you.  Thank you for the kind comments to yesterday’s post, I am truly grateful for all of the amazing people I have met through my stamping and have supported me by choosing me as their demonstrator ❤ Thank You!

Today I want to share one of the cards that my retreat attendee’s got to make.  Our theme for retreat was “Caring Cards” … cards to convey our feelings for others, support, gratitude, sympathy and more. In that mix I thought I needed to add a little testosterone so I created a card from the “True Gentleman” product suite …. You can find it on pages 44 & 45 of the Occasions Catalog!

This is really a simple card to make but with the double fold it looks like it would be more difficult, not so … it’s just a smaller card tucked inside the regular size card and they open in opposite directions!!

My card base is Night of Navy and is adorned with the “True Gentleman” Designer Series Paper. This paper is so much fun … it has playful patterns and some great neutrals that will compliment the playful papers or stand alone! I chose the bow ties and glasses pattern paper to play off the “Lookin’ Sharp” sentiment from the “Truly Tailored” stamp set.

The coordinating punch was used to punch out the greeting and the mat of Tranquil Tide behind the greeting.  I cut the Tranquil Tide in half and aligned it with the greeting to show a bold background!

I really wanted to highlight the greeting so I embossed the background using the “Simple Stripes” Textured Embossing Folder. You can find that on page 5 of the Occasions Catalog with the Picture Perfect Party Suite.  I couldn’t resist adding one of the cute buttons from the “True Gentleman” Buttons … he is looking “sharp” you know! lol

Had to address the inside of the card as well …

And it was very easy to do with the sentiments included in the set.  This is a great stamp set for Fathers Day which is right around the corner … However, this is also on the DISCONTINUED LIST, so if you like it, don’t delay … get your order in before the end of May (the sooner the better) stamp sets are only guaranteed till mid May.


Thank you for checking in on me today, and don’t forget to stop back tomorrow… I’ll keep sharing snapshot from our stamping retreat.

Have a “Dapper Day”!!




Easy Peasy Celebrations!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well … we made it through Monday, almost … before this “NASTY” storm came blowing through. Holy cow … wind & snow and up to 3 – 5 inches. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!  Time to go back to the stamp room!!

So … what did you think about yesterday’s “Coloring on Foils”? Cool, right! It’s so pretty, it was sitting on the shelf and when I walked past it I thought, oh … that would make a cute Easter card!!

Today, I have an easy peasy card for you …

Oh yes, another card with the Picture Perfect Designer Series paper and the Celebrate You (Sale-a-bration item). This time I used the pattern with the cute bows! I love the Lemon Lime Twist and the fact that it has a coordinating ribbon that I can make into a banner just makes me happy!! It’s the little things you know 🙂

You will also notice another little favorite of mine, the Myths and Magic Washi Tape! I also made that a banner and both coordinate with the bows on the paper. Give that card a little twist so the light hits it and ….

the washi tape comes alive!! The stars shine and it really makes the “celebrate” sparkle. I just love this look, are you with me?? So simple, and easy to make but you know this card will put a sparkle in their eyes.  Win – Win!

So glad you came to visit my blog today. Hope you’re not in this storms pass, if so … it’s a great time to make some quick cards.

Have an awesome day ~



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 ~