Don’t let these get away …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Celebrate the magic of summer nights with the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit! In this exclusive fun-filled kit, you’ll unbox enough supplies to create nine postcard-style cards, coordinating envelopes, and die-cut tealight bags.

There are only a few days left until the subscription period for the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit comes to a close—the last day to subscribe is 10 July!

What’s even more spectacular about July’s kit is the add-on you can purchase along with it! The Summer Nights Add-On includes 24 card bases and envelopes in coordinating Summer Nights designs. This add-on is perfect for helping you expand the Summer Nights creative experience beyond the Paper Pumpkin kit. Between the add-on and the leftover supplies from your Summer Nights kit, you will be crafting a summer night worth celebrating all month long!

STAMP CLASS ANNOUNCEMENT ….

Join me for an delightful day getting a jump on your Christmas cards this July! Your packets will contain everything (and more) to create the 20 cards in this class… PLUS, you’ll go home with enough supplies to make another 10 or more cards!!

You’ll enjoy stamping in a relaxing environment and a tasty home made lunch for you. I will have a variety of beverages for you to enjoy.

We will begin simple and work our way up to some fun folds … but all cards will be easily for you to recreate (because you’re going home with enough supplies to create 10+ more cards).

JULY PROMOTION ….

Bonus Days are back!! This popular promotion really heats up the summer … if you haven’t heard of this before for every $50 you spend by the 3rd of August 2020 (before shipping and tax) … you will earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used 4–31 August 2020.

Thank you for stopping back today. Enjoy!

Lovin’ the Triple Layer Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’ve got two cards to share with you today using the Triple Layer Technique … it is usually done with stamped images but I like using it with designer paper. I’m using the Peony Garden, same as I did on my Simply Sunday cards (View them Here).

Let’s begin with the “How To” create the Triple Layer. I’m using the square dies but you can actually use any shape die …

I picked the Gray Peony pattern to show that when die cut, the triple layer technique highlights the pattern …

Once your designer paper is die cut, you will need to mat those pieces … I like mine to be only an 1/8″ larger so you don’t take away from your design …

You’ve got to love the fact that you have no waste with this designer paper technique. One little tip I’d like to share is to keep your designer paper in the position in which you cut.

Time to create the layers and while we are add it … lets add dimension too! Remember when layering, to position your cut pieces so the design aligns and you will end up with a stunning Triple Layer card ~

See how the pattern of your paper is not chopped up by the die cuts, but are actually highlighted with the mat. This monochromatic card checks all the boxes in design and is finished off with “best wishes” sentiment from the Borders Abound.

Are you lovin’ the layers? How about the monochromatic theme? Do you prefer a portrait or landscape layout? How about we change things up a bit and swap out the Basic Gray cardstock for Basic Black and turn our card from the portrait to a landscape / horizontal layout …

What do you think? Too bold or does the black really make the card pop? I had a little fun positioning the sentiment and thought that it really incorporates itself into the card. Talking about layering ….

I must say that I had a lot of fun creating these cards … this technique is fun and easy to do. Again, you can use any die shape as long as you have a mat behind it.

Which one did you prefer … and why? Make sure you leave me your comments below, I can’t wait to find out which one you all like best!

Thanks for hanging out with me today, and I can’t wait to hear what you think … Like the post at the bottom of my blog and then leave a comment on which card you like best.

Have an awesome day today ~

Here is a list of the product I used to today’s cards. Find out more information about these products by clicking on the image … or you can begin your shopping from here as well. Thank you!

Blossoms in Bloom Bundle

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I am sharing a cute card from the Blossoms in Bloom Bundle. This was created in the Stampin’ Up! home office and was too cute not to share with you. I do not have this bundle yet … but with the Bonus Day promotion going on right now, it’s on my Wish list!!

Card Base Size: Notecard
Stamps: Blossoms in Bloom
Paper: Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Poppy Parade,
Flowers for Every Season DSP
Ink: Versamark, Calypso Coral
Accessories: White Embossing Powder
Adhesives: Seal, Multipurpose Adhesive, Dimensionals
Tools: Many Layered Blossoms Dies
Tips/Tricks: Cut off part of the larger die cut piece

Bonus Days are back!! This popular promotion really heats up the summer … if you haven’t heard of this before for every $50 you spend by the 3rd of August 2020 (before shipping and tax) … you will earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used 4–31 August 2020.

Thank you for dropping in … I will be back tomorrow with a fun technique!!

Simply Sunday: Quick Card Layouts

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I hope you enjoyed your July 4th celebrations, or got to relax a little, if not, grab a cup of coffee and join me as I share two layouts featuring the “Peony Garden” Designer Series paper.

Hope you had a chance to check out the Peony Garden suite that I shared yesterday … today, I’m highlighting only the designer paper. The soft florals and versatile designs make this paper a treasured find for your collection.

Let’s start with out first card, a bit of a surprise considering out designer paper is called “Peony Garden” …

I couldn’t wait to share this pattern with you, not what you expected but the pattern suits a masculine card perfectly. I teamed this one up with our “A Good Man” stamp set. A simply layout … yes, but it is simply Sunday.

Wait till you see this same designer paper pattern used on my next card!! The design reminds me of a tweed so I paired it with a lovely floral pattern in Petal Pink ….

We are stepping up our layout for the second card. I used two strips of designer paper in different patterns – these are cut to 1-3/8″ x 3-3/4″ … they are cut off at 1-1/4″ and then placed on a 4″ x 3″ Basic Grey mat. This is then attached to the Petal Pink which is embossed with the new Tasteful Texture 3D embossing folder.

The “thank you” comes from the “Borders Abound” stamp set . I share a card with you a few days ago featuring that stamp set (See Here). Check it out … I think you will enjoy it. I love this font and think it adds an elegant touch to the card. It was heat embossed in white and the ends punched with the Detailed Trio Punch.

It is amazing how a designer paper pattern can influence the style of your card. On our first the gray is masculine but on the second, it adds a formal touch, and combined with the softness of the floral pattern and fanciful font … you end up with charming card.

Thank you for taking time out of your holiday weekend to join me. I will be sharing “more” with the Peony Garden Designer paper the next few days. If you LIKED today’s post … please click the LIKE button at the bottom of the page.

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Here is a list of the product I used to today’s cards. Find out more information about these products by clicking on the image … or you can begin your shopping from here as well. Thank you!

Peony Garden Suite

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

A Happy 4th of July for my US friends! My Canadian friends celebrated Canada Day on the 1st of July and a happy day to the rest of my stampin’ friends around the world!!

Today I’d like to share with you the beauty of the Peony Garden Suite. Grab a cup of coffee if you’d like, I will be sharing a quick video to introduce you to the products included in this suite …

This quick little video shows just a glance at the beauty of this suite. Tomorrow for my Simply Sunday series I will share some quick & beautiful cards using the Peony Garden Designer Series paper. Here’s another look at the products ….

You can see how these amazing dies can build up a peony to send to a friend or you can just stamp the image as on the gray card and color it. So many ways to use this suite.

I love this card … it was created with the die cuts but used a coloring technique to create the two tone effects of the flower petals – so beautiful. Then stamp was colored with markers and then stamped onto the cardstock and the background is one of the pretty designs in the Peony Garden Designer paper.

My Peony lovers are going to be enchanted with this gorgeous suite. Stop back tomorrow for Simply Sunday and see what I have to share with you.

Have a wonderful day and enjoy “your” celebration! Thanks for stopping by.

Here is a list of the product I used to today’s cards. Find out more information about these products by clicking on the image … or you can begin your shopping from here as well. Thank you!

Christmas In July

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I am so excited to announce my first in studio class since the covid virus reared it’s ugly head! This is a one time class and will be limited to only 6 attendee’s … I’m starting small … safe. Your packets will contain everything (and more) to create the 20 cards in this class. Here is one of our cards ….

We will begin simple and work our way up to some fun folds … but all cards will be easily for you to recreate (because you’re going home with enough supplies to create 10+ more cards). Here’s the details …

Join me for an delightful day getting a jump on your Christmas cards this July! You’ll enjoy stamping in a relaxing environment and a tasty home made lunch for you. I will have a variety of beverages for you to enjoy.

The kit has all we need … I’ve added a few supplies to embellish and step up some of the cards. You do need to bring your favorite adhesive. There will be “Minimum” stamping to reduce “passing” of items … plus I’ll have plenty of hand sanitizer handy 🙂

Hope to see you there … It will be held at my house!

Thank you for stopping back today. Enjoy!

Borders Abound

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you had a nice weekend and got a chance to catch my post yesterday … I shared two cards from the Forever Greenery product suite (It was “hot” on Pinterest! Today I’m sharing a cute card from the new “Borders Abound” stamp set.

Snowflakes, leaves, flowers, and more. The Borders Abound Stamp Set has the images you need to create borders for cards and other projects. This stamp set was inspired by Million Sales Achiever Kimberly Cook.

My card showcases a succession of color … Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay in the center, then Pacific Point and Night of Navy.

This fun card can be done in an array of colors; pinks, greens or your primary colors … any of these would be pretty. Since my Bermuda Bay is the center color, I used it as my mat, ink for my greeting and Stampin’ Blends to color my embellishments.

I like this close up because it gives you a better look at the colors and my Elegant Faceted Gems which I colored with the Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends.

I used the Faceted Gems to hide the Mini Glue Dots which secures the Vellum cardstock to our card, and it anchors our greeting so nicely. Sweet and simple, that is how I design most of my cards ….

Hope you enjoyed today’s card and the new Borders Abound stamp set, if so, feel free to “LIKE” this post at the bottom of the page. This helps others find my blog easier, and it let’s me know what you like.

Thank you for joining me today. Tomorrow I will have some more news on my Facebook Live / Stampin’ Party!!

Have a beautiful Monday ~

Here is a list of the product I used to today’s cards. Find out more information about these products by clicking on the image … or you can begin your shopping from here as well. Thank you!

Forever Fern: Step it up Sunday!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m excited to share two new cards with you today, both a step up (or “jacked up” if you watch Say Yes to the Dress – lol) from my June 22nd card … Click here to view blog post for this card.

I did take yesterday off to spend time and connect with family who have been going through some medical issues. I’m just happy they are getting better and I’m back in the stamp room!

My first card is a true “step up” from the original Forever Fern card with this punch technique … I’m not sure what it’s called or even if it has a name but I’ve used this several times and it always looks fresh and new …

This “step up” is simple … I added a Just Jade bow and a few rhinestones to add a little glitz to the card. These rhinestones were colored with the Just Jade Stampin’ Blends. With Stampin’ Blends, you can coordinate many of our gems / embellishments with a simple pass of the brush tip.

My next card has the same basic layout but is “stepped up” even more … here we will add embossing on the background and layers to our punched shapes …

I began with Soft Seafoam cardstock. The beautiful texture on the background was created with the Tasteful Textile 3-D embossing folder. Our large punched shape (1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″) went from 4 down to 2 and were punched from the Forever Fern Designer Series paper.

I then created 4 small shapes … start with a 1″ x 1″ square and punch opposite corners with the corner rounder that is on the Trio punch. I gave them a slight curl but wrapping them around the Take Your Pick tool … I also used this tool to add the stunning new “Elegant Faceted Gems”.

I had to share this angle of the card so you can see the stunning texture, layers and faceted gems on this card! I kept the greeting the same but punched it out with the Everyday Label Punch.

When you bring all these amazing product together, you can create so many different styles and layers to a card. Just sit down and have fun creating and layering. This product suite amazes me … and keeps calling me back!

Hope you enjoyed my Forever Greenery / Forever Fern cards today … from simple to elegant, this suite is perfect for so many occasions and will delight men and women alike!

Thank you so much for joining stopping back and joining me for a bit today. I have another new stamp set to share with you tomorrow.

Have yourself a wonderful day ~

Here is a list of the product I used to today’s cards. Find out more information about these products by clicking on the image … or you can begin your shopping from here as well. Thank you!

Moving Along …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I picked today’s stamp set as a reflection of how our summers “used to be” and hoping we kick this virus and can travel again! I’m sharing several different layouts … Now you can wish your friends happy travels with this whimsical, transportation-themed stamp set. Great for children or adults.

Helicopter Card
No trimming needed! Stamp on the Whisper White Cardstock, use Stampin’ Seal to adhere the Designer Series Paper to the Smoky Slate card base, then attach the stamped cardstock using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Car Card
Cut the Whisper White Cardstock into four squares measuring 1-7/8″ x 1-7/8″ (4.8 x 4.8 cm) and stamp. Attach the Designer Series Paper to the Smoky Slate card base with Stampin’ Seal, then adhere the squares to the Designer Series Paper using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Train Card
Trim the Whisper White Cardstock into three strips measuring 3-3/4″ x 1-1/4″ (9.5 x 3.2 cm) and stamp. Attach the Designer Series Paper to the Smoky Slate cardstock with Stampin’ Seal, then adhere the stamped strips to the Designer Series Paper using Dimensionals.

The three simple layouts give you the perfect way to change things up when using the same stamp set!

Feel the need for speed? Step it up by creating depth and dimension with your images using Two-Step Stampin’, stamp the silhouette image in the lightest color of ink. Then stamp the detailed images in darker colors.

Now we have a lot of dimension by creating a background and tucking it behind your card front. You’re creating “windows” to the world by using the Stitched Rectangle Dies. Cutting out your images and mounting them to the cardfront gives you the 3-D effect.

Have fun playing with these simple layouts and get as creative as you want.

Thank you for joining me today. Hope you day is filled with fun and sunshine.

Forever Fern: Eclipse Technique!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

So excited to meet you back here today! I have a special treat for you … the Forever Fern bundle highlighted using the Eclipse Technique. My color pallet is the Garden Green and Soft Seafoam … love them two together!

So if I haven’t gotten you hooked on this bundle yet, check this out using the dies …

The Eclipse technique is using dies to cut out your image and then using both the cut image and negative to create an “eclipse” effect. I off centered my leaf slightly more than usual to allow more of the color to show underneath, especially because there is a space left open from the die cut.

I began with die cutting the leaf, then I embossed the “negative” with the Subtle embossing folder. Then I took my leaf and colored one side with the “Dark Old Olive” Stampin’ Blend Marker…

I went over the leaf “edges only” again to create some depth of color. Once this was done I added the Wink of Stella … I couldn’t help myself! Even though this would have made a perfect “natural” card, I wanted to “jack it up” a bit as encouragement … My sentiment: You can do this!

The close up is to illustrate to coloring, I just wish you could see the actual “shimmer” from the Wink of Stella instead of just the dots! The other day I shared a card (see card here) using the Trio Punch so I thought I would use it again, showing you a different style punch available. I thought it went very nicely with this card …

The foliage / leaf was secured with the use of the Mini Glue dots. I just “rolled” them and not only do they stick nice, they boost the die cut image up a bit. To finish off my card, I added a few rhinestones to compliment the shimmer of the Wink of Stella and to draw the eye around the card.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card … as you can tell, I am really enjoying the Forever Fern Suite. It’s a staple in your collection (kind of like Lovely as a Tree). Just a reminder that Stampin’ Up! is currently adding a FREE BUNDLE of your Choice to the $99 Starter Kit ($125 Value). I’m here to answer any questions you may have.

Thank you for taking the time to check out my blog today. Hope your day is a good one!

Here are the supplies used to make today’s card. Click on the image to learn more about the product, or to begin shopping at my online store. Thank you.

Rainbow Glimmer Paper

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Direct from Stampin’ Up! I have some cute card samples today … Do you LOVE things that sparkle and shine? I know who some of you are! Well, our new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog has a special surprise just for you: traditional Glimmer Paper with a splash of rainbow color. You get swaths of Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Granny Apple Green, Magenta Madness, and Mango Melody on two 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) thin glittered sheets.

You can cut this rainbow-licious paper with dies for easy, glittery accents—possibly using smaller sections of a single color. Or cut pieces that display multiple colors for an intense ombre effect. It’s like having a pack of colors on two sheets.

P.S. This paper coordinates with the Artistry Blooms Suite (AC p. 130) plus many of our Designer Series Paper and cardstock collections. Explore the catalog for so many possibilities!

Just want to share some reminders …

With the New Catalog release, we have a great promotion for those of you with a big wish list, or need an excuse to gather a couple friends …. When you host or shop with an order of $250 or more, you will receive an additional $25 in FREE merchandise of your choice!

And … for those of you who want it all, well, they have a special for YOU too! You can purchase the Starter Kit at the $99 price, pick out $125 worth of products and a FREE BUNDLE!! Now this is an AMAZING deal … much better than a 30% off Kohls coupon. Depending on what bundle you choose, it’s almost 50% … Like the old Buy One Get One FREE deals!

The most magical, all-inclusive craft kit of the summer is finally here! The Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit is packed with everything you need to create nine postcard-style cards with coordinating envelopes, plus nine die-cut tealight bags.

What’s even more spectacular about this summery kit? The add-on that’s available along with it! The Summer Nights Add-On includes 24 pre-printed card bases and envelopes, expanding the Summer Nights crafting experience by offering a traditional cardmaking opportunity. When combined with the leftover pieces from July’s kit, at least 20 additional cards can be made! For only $10.00 you can have the most expansive crafting experience of the summer.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoy this beautiful day.

Forever Fern in Jade

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing another card created with the Forever Fern stamp set. I choose a fun layout that works on any type of card you are creating … it creates beautiful layers and highlights your stamped images beautifully.

Just as I used my scrap designer paper from yesterday’s card (See Here) today I’m using up a strip of cardstock … Whisper White leftover. It was already cut to a width of 1-5/8″ so I cut it off at 1-5/8″ to create my square … You will need four of them.

You will punch two “opposite” corners using the Detailed Trio Punch. This handy little punch punched 3 different ways … a detailed design, a hole punch, and the one we are using today, the corner rounder. It has a guide built right in so your corner is firmly tucked into the punch.

You will notice that I punched my corners first, before I stamped … that is so I could get a perfectly centered image. No guessing here. I stamped my squares in the beautiful new Just Jade from the 2020-2022 In Colors, then I stamped the bottom of my card with my sentiment and a little more foliage.

I like this card because it is gender neutral, you could send it to a man or women. They layers add a special touch and truly highlight the gorgeous foliage.

Thanks for meeting me back here today, I hope you enjoyed today’s card. Not sure what I have planned for tomorrow yet, but I’d like to try something new!

Have an awesome day ~

Here is a list of supplies used to make today’s card ….

Simply Sunday: Creating with Scraps & Punches!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am thrilled to share today’s card with you … it turned out so pretty! All I wanted to do was use my scraps up and make a cute card but it turned out better than I imagined. I like to wish all the Dad’s out there a Happy Fathers Day, and to the single Mom’s who do it all ❤

I started out with 3 strips of the Forever Greenery Designer Series paper, these were leftovers from cutting my Stampin’ Club cards. The designer paper made it easy to decide my color theme: Garden Green and Soft Sea Foam! The Garden Green was used as a mat for the designer paper, and the Soft Sea Foam was the base of my card.

Once I laid out the designer paper, I knew I was going to use the Medium Daisy punch but I needed to add a greeting … this I would create with the Triple Banner Punch in my color scheme. The sentiment comes from the Seaside View stamp set. I showcased this stamp set on June 14th … Click Here to view.

I wanted something inside my Daisy so I chose the Gold Glitter Dots …

The glimmer dots were not as big as I thought, but they worked … however my sentiment and banner were a little big for one little daisy so I added two small flowers from the Small Bloom Punch. I added one more embellishment to tie everything together … and it took the whole card to the next level!! Let me introduce you to the new Gold Hoop Embellishments!

Don’t you agree? The simple Gold Hoop brings together the flowers, the sentiment and helps create a focal point the makes the designer paper shine!

Simple … and easy to make does not mean your card has to be plain. Remember, this just started with a couple of pieces of leftover designer paper.

Thank you for hanging out with me this Sunday. I hope you have an amazing day!! Meet me back here tomorrow … I have more new goodies!

Here is a list of supplies that I used for today’s card. Click on any one of them for details about the product, or to begin shopping at my online store.

You’re Amazing …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

First let me say “Thank You” to all who messaged and emailed me about my daughter and granddaughter. Quick update: They are both home today resting … God is good.

Today I whipped together a card from the May 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit … they are really handy to have around when you need a quick card! Filled with great sentiments, card bases and embellishments!

This one is for my grand-daughter …

She loves bright colors and rainbows so this is perfect for her. She just love the cute embellishments I put on my cards!! Kids are fun and easily impressed. She just loves anything I make for her ❤ Isn’t that why we love cardmaking!!

I would like to invite you to my Paper Pumpkin Pals group … this Facebook group is a special little place where we can share, chat and talk anything Paper Pumpkin! You’ll be invited to my Paper Pumpkin Pals group when you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me. I have links below that you can subscribe to or CLICK HERE on this link.

Thank you for checking out my blog today … I’ll meet you back here tomorrow! Rainy days are perfect for stamping.

Sharing some Summer Fun …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing some fun Paper Pumpkin information. I will get you my alternative tomorrow and I appreciate your patience. It’s been a whirlwind week … My youngest daughter was admitted into the hospital (after 5 doctor visits) with a severe eye infection. Then to find out that one of my granddaughters was involved in a car accident … so scary. The police officer said he was surprised any of them survived. She was admitted into the hospital and released with a broken arm which will need surgery.

On the bright side … my daughter Nicki is finally seeing an improvement and the doctors are taking her off the continuous antibiotic IV to the oral antibiotics. Whew!! If that works, she will finally be able to leave the hospital. And my Destiny “only” has a broken arm … I thank God and all our Guardian Angels for watching over us this week.

My Paper Pumpkin Pals should be receiving their June kits and they are fun! If you missed “MY” Alternative project, here it is …

The minute I opened the kit, this layout just popped into my head! Here is the video of what our kits includes this month …

In this month’s summery kit–inspired by Sara, the CEO of Stampin’ Up!–you’ll unbox enough supplies to design eight brightly-patterned card bases and coordinating envelopes. Plus, you’ll have plenty of pieces you can use to transform the yellow Paper Pumpkin box into a box of sunshine!

The most magical, all-inclusive craft kit of the summer is finally here! The Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit is packed with everything you need to create nine postcard-style cards with coordinating envelopes, plus nine die-cut tealight bags.

What’s even more spectacular about this summery kit? The add-on that’s available along with it! The Summer Nights Add-On includes 24 pre-printed card bases and envelopes, expanding the Summer Nights crafting experience by offering a traditional cardmaking opportunity. When combined with the leftover pieces from July’s kit, at least 20 additional cards can be made! For only $10.00 you can have the most expansive crafting experience of the summer.

I would like to invite you to my Paper Pumpkin Pals group … this Facebook group is a special little place where we can share, chat and talk anything Paper Pumpkin! You’ll be invited to my Paper Pumpkin Pals group when you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me. I have links below that you can subscribe to or CLICK HERE on this link.

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me today. Have yourself a wonderful weekend!!