Beetles & Bugs Stamp Set …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share with you some really cute cards from one of our 2017 Artisan Design Team members; Shannon Lane.  Shannon took a stamp set that I didn’t look twice at and created these really cute cards that make me want this stamp set: Beetles & Bugs!

I’m not really into bugs, but Shannon takes this to a whole new level with her first project.  She said “Combined with the Hardwood Background Stamp (item 133035), making this display of (faux!) mounted bugs was so easy! Stamping the beetles was a blast; each piece lined up so perfectly and it was quick and easy to do.”


Next Shannon has a birthday card with a bright collage of beetles …


And just in case you have a little girl who likes bugs too ….



Thank you so much for stopping by today; I really hope Shannon’s cards inspired you to create with the fun stamp set full of bugs! Who knew.

And Thank You Shannon Lane, our 2017 Artisan Design Team member for sharing the fun and coloroful cards. They really are Cute as a Bug!

Have a great day!



So In Love … Happy Anniversary

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared with you the “So In Love” bundle, what did you think? Pretty right!

Well today I’m going to share a simply beautiful card that I created using the “So In Love” bundle. I began with with the largest of the dies and knew I just wanted it to highlight my designer paper.


I knew I was going to use the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper so I chose the Very Vanilla cardstock as my base and cardstock to be die cut. I used the Precision Base Plate and die brush to cut and discard of the inner pieces with ease.

Next, I layered my designer paper onto my base, and then my die cut piece onto the designer paper.  I then added my “Happy Anniversary” greeting which I stamped in Crumb Cake on my banner.  I added the pretty little “Falling in Love” embellishment to anchor my banner and create and eye catching effect.


How simple, and how pretty is this.  You could use this card layout with so many of our pretty designer papers, and there are plenty more greetings to use in this stamp set.

Hope you enjoyed … Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Have an awesome day!

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So In Love …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a quick post but it’s packed full of stampin’ tips and samples from the So In Love bundle. We’re going to start with a video …

Carrie, from the training team at Stampin’ Up!, shares some beautiful project ideas and tips for using the So in Love Stamp Set and So Detailed Thinlits Dies from the 2017 occasions catalog.

I also want to share some additional projects that were created with this fabulous bundle …


Here you can see the foliage stamp was used to create the background, then the flower was added to compliment the foliage and add some dimension.  A pretty bow and an banner with the “just for you” greeting completes this card. 

Look at the jar in the background … it was wrapped with one of the delicate bands created from the dies. Below the die cut band was used again to turn this simple bag into a beautiful gift bag.


If you love pretty, delicate items … this is the bundle for you.  I can image all sorts of beautiful cards and gift packages that you could make for Wedding’s, Anniversaries, Mother’s Day … or a special friend.

Let me know what you think!

Thanks so much for checking my blog out today ~

I hope your day is a good one.

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Simply Sunday: That’s the Tag

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a simple and easy cards for you that delights the eyes with our beautiful “Falling in Love” Designer Series paper. The possibilities are endless when you teams this designer paper with the “That’s the Tag” Bundle!

On the first card I chose the “Falling in Love” Designer Series paper that had the delicate flower pattern. The color is Sahara Sand so I used Very Vanilla as my base and my tag.  I stamped the tag with the oval dot pattern and the thanks from the “That’s the Tag” stamp set from the bundle of the same name.


I then added the pretty little “Falling in Love” embellishments from the Falling in Love suite. I placed them to align with the pattern on the paper and to anchor the greeting. Simple!


My next card, I again used the “Falling in Love” Designer Series paper but chose the “Bokeh” style paper. Bokeh, which is pronounced bow-kay or bow-keh, refers to the wonderful out-of-focus light and shapes. The color pallet on my card is Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand.


On our first card we used the simple oval tag for our greeting, on this card we stepped it up with the pretty flower die cut from the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.  Oh so pretty!

Again, the greeting comes from the bundle and I created a simple banner and then backed it with a touch of the glimmer paper to make the greeting pop.


Simple cards to make but dramatic in texture and design. I hope you enjoyed today’s cards … I will be back with more of the items we used today.  You can see a list below.

Thank you so much for taking time out of your Sunday to visit me.

Have a wonderful day ~

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For You …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have another template for you today along with card samples …


Create a “window” on your Designer Series Paper using framelits or punches, then layer an image or greeting underneath. Try this template with several papers from the same collection and get a different look every time.projecttemplate_cardimage2

Our “For You” card uses the “Blooms & Bliss” Designer Series Paper and the “Love You More” features the “Fruit Stand” designer paper. Amazing how different the cards look even though they are using the same template (layout).

I’ll be sure to post more samples from the great templates I had shared with you.

Thanks for coming over to see my blog today.

Have a very nice day ~




Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Last week Thursday I shared the August Paper Pumpkin kit with you … today I’d like to share some fun alternative projects you can make with that kit. Being a Paper Pumpkin member is so much fun…

First, you get a stampin’ kit in the mail that has everything you need to create some great cards and/or projects, including the embellishments and the “exclusive” stamp set. Here’s this months …


Many of my stampin’ community and fellow demonstrators are subscribers just for the exclusive stamp sets, because once you’ve completed the kit … you’ll still have a fabulous stamp set in your collection (and an ink spot / a small ink pad).  Speaking of the ink spots … I collect them too because they are much easier to carry when I get together with fellow stampers.

Here’s a card design with the components of this kit. With a stamp set like this and a variety of embellishments, there’s no stopping your creativity!


Add the pocket card you’ve created from the kit to a Petit Café Gift Bag with a Gold Binder Clip and you’ll have a gift ready to for a special occasion.


You can create a gorgeous background and a simply elegant design. The style lends itself well to water coloring as featured on this card.


I’d love to see what you create with your Bold Botanicals kit. The refill kit is now available so you can keep on creating… but you must be a subscriber to purchase refill kits and past kits.  NOW … is the perfect time First-time subscribers can buy their first month at regular price and get their second month FREE! Use promo code BOGO at by October 10.


I hope you have an awesome day … and thanks for stopping by.


Something Old … Something New

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you today? Are you wondering what the “Something Old, Something New” may be?  Nope, I’m not getting married, nor am I making a wedding card! My “Something Old, Something New” is meant to inspire you to drag out your older stamp sets and pair them with some of our fun new products!

Today our card features the “Flower Shop” stamp set … I know many of you have this set, and we’re going to pair it up with the “Petal Burst” embossing folder – it creates a fabulous “touchable” texture.


Our greeting “congrats” is also new to our Annual Catalog and comes from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits. These thinlits actually are “bundled” with the “Sunshine Sayings” stamp set found on page 97.

Never be afraid to mix and match your old with your new … Stampin’ Up! makes it easy to coordinate products.  And it’s fun!

Enjoy the beautiful day …. and thank you for dropping in today.