Simply Sunday: Blooming Savings

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have several projects I’d like to share with you. Each comes from our Paper Pumpkin kits … What can be simpler than that? Right now your first month is 50% OFF for new subscribers … this way you can take it out for a test drive!!

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I love having the kits on hand because then I’m ready if I need a quick card, or sometimes it’s a great afternoon project to do with my grandkids!!  They love it and I don’t have to drag out all my supplies.

These 3 cards came from the February Paper Pumpkin kit … and they are my alternative to the cards that was in the box.  I do this and share it with my Paper Pumpkin subscribers to give them a few more ideas to do with their kits!

This was a quick -n- easy card that looked like I worked so hard on yet the beautiful lazer cut card front was done for us!! I just added the Dazzling Diamonds behind the design and a little pop of color with the ribbon and mat.

This was one of my favorite months and you can tell because it was so easy to play with and come up with additional designs. In fact, I bought myself and extra kit because it had those kit little pillow boxes for treats … Yummy Fun!!

Here are the alternative projects I made from last months Paper Pumpkin.  This one was fun because it coordinated with the Broadway Bound product suite …

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Thanks for the visit today! I hope you think about this amazing offer, and please know I am here if you have any questions.

Enjoy your day ~


Twinkle Twinkle … You’re My Star!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How have you liked the array of cards created with the Twinkle Twinkle Designer paper? Amazing … right! I actually bought it because of the “Stars” on many of the papers because my teams name is the Stars by Design! Then I found it could be used for so much more!

I have one more beautiful card to show you today, but lets start at the beginning and review what we’ve seen so far. My first card was for my granddaughters birthday … I teamed up the Twinkle Twinkle paper with the “Happy Birthday Gorgeous” stamp set and the Large Letter Framelit Dies. You can click HERE to view that post.

Of course I had to make a Baby Card with the Twinkle Twinkle paper and I way dying to try out my new “Tufted” Embossing Folder.  It is one of the 3-D Dynamic folders which gives you a beautiful deep impression. The greeting comes from the coordinating stamp set … the bundle comes with the Twinkle Builder punch (Save 10% when you buy the bundle) Click HERE to view this post.

I love the little dots in this series of paper to I teamed it up with the beautiful “Springtime Impressions” Thinlits Dies and the Stitched Framlit dies.  Butterflies always remind me of my Mom so what better greeting could I use than “love you”.  This greeting also comes from the Twinkle Twinkle Bundle … I just used my marker to color in the words “love you” and then stamped & cut them out.  You can view the post for this card HERE …just click on it.

This next card is just one of the cards that I designed for my Designer Series paper Class! I have always wanted to create a card like this (don’t know why it took me so long) because it’s simple yet it is so pretty! It showcases 3 more patterns in the Twinkle Twinkle paper … see the “stars”!! Here we used the new Detailed Trio punch with the corner rounder side.  More details can be found HERE on the original post.

And our Christmas card which I just showcased yesterday … It is truly amazing all of the different Occasions and different styles of cards you can make with this one little pack of Designer paper!

Today I’ll be sharing a card that uses the coordinating Twinkle Builder punch!! The cute little Moon with Stars punch can be used for baby cards and more! I combined the punch with the banner punch to create a fun layered look …

There are three different patterns of the Twinkle Twinkle paper on this card … the base is Night of Navy and the top banner that was punched is Pool Party, such a pretty combination. I have a piece of the Silver Foil sheet under the Pool Party banner highlighting the punch. The cute little silver stars are part of the Twinkle Twinkle product suite and can be found on page 83 in the annual catalog.

I hope you enjoyed the review of my Twinkle Twinkle Designer paper cards and today’s card. Thanks so much for sharing a part of your day with me!

Have a wonderful day ~

Stampin’ Supply List … These are the core products that I used to create my cards. If you click on the picture (link) it will take you to my Stampin’ Store and all the product details will be listed. Thank you.


Twinkle Twinkle Christmas in July!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Fridays are always fantastic and so is the card I’m going to share with you today!  Yesterday I shared another card from the Twinkle Twinkle Designer paper and I said that this beautiful paper is so versatile you could even make a Christmas card with it, sooooooooooooooo

Yup … there it is! I took one of my favorite designer papers (Twinkle Twinkle) and teamed it up with one of the Hottest Christmas sets last year – the Star of Light stamp set. I still love this stamp set, it is stunning and the verses are just beautiful!! It’s so pretty!!

You will also notice that I used the same punch as yesterday … the Detailed Trio punch. So the same punch but with a totally new look. I think that it really added a nice dimension for the greeting.

My Holiday Retreats attendees know I love my bling, so I decided to started early this year and added the Silver Glimmer paper to my card which really gives me … Christmas in July ❤ If you think this card looks good here, you should see it in your hands … the sparkle, oh my! It’s gorgeous!!

Oh … and sparkle, I added some Rhinestones to really put this card over the top glitz!! Wooo Hooo!

Thank you for visiting me today and checking out my blog! Don’t forget the Designer paper is on sale right now. I have them all listed below for you to view  🙂

Thanks again and enjoy your day!!




Designer Paper Party!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Last night I hosted my “Designer Paper” class.  It was a fun night with wonderful ladies … lots of laughs but we still managed to make our cards!!  The focus was on paper techniques and folds because of the Buy One Get One FREE promotion from Stampin’ Up!

I love using designer paper … it can take you from Quick -n- Easy (still beautiful) to Upscale -n- Elegant!! Here is a card that we made last night, and if there is a name for this technique I don’t know what it is, what I do know is that I’ve been wanting to try this for a long time … and it’s EASY!!

This is another great way to use up your scraps!! Cut them into squares, use the new triple punch which has the corner rounder and viola … a quick and cute card!!  The pretty patterns in the Twinkle Twinkle Designer paper are perfect for any style card … I love babies, but let’s think outside of the box. I think it’s perfect for birthday”s, graduations and more – why I bet you could even make a Christmas card out of it!!

The greeting comes from the “Detailed With Love” stamp set, you’ve seen me use this before and you can find it on page 39 of the Annual Catalog. It has great sentiments and pretty elements in it!  Better yet, it’s part of the bundle with the punch!! When you purchase the Detailed Trio Punch and the Detailed with Love stamp set as a bundle … you can save 10%!!

Love this shot …it really shows the dimension on this card.  I’ve also added a little bling to the card … of course!  The new Silver Bakers Twine (Pool Party) and the Faceted Gems, which I think are fabulous and so happy they stayed in the catalog another year 🙂

I thank you for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed the card!

Have a great day ~



Don’t throw those scraps away …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

What do you do with those strips of designer paper after making a card … toss them?  Oh no!!  Today I have the perfect card that you can create with those left over scraps from your other card or scrapbook projects.

The strips of designer paper comes from the Brights and 2018-2020 In-Color Collections … aren’t they pretty!! The greeting comes from the Calligraphy Essentials stamp set found on page 11 of the Annual Catalog!

To create the multi-colored greeting the following markers where used directly onto the stamp: Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party and Highland Heather.

The Delightfully Detailed Designer Specialty paper was tucked behind the greeting to add some beautiful texture to the card.

So … before you throw those scraps away, think of how you can utilize them on your next card.

Thanks much for stopping by, enjoy your day ~


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Technique Tuesday: ECLIPSE

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Did you get a chance to view my post yesterday? If not, check it out … if you did, think about it!! Later in the week I’ll share a story with you, but for today we’re going to examine the “Eclipse Technique”.

The Eclipse technique can be very simple, from using a punch to exploring your creativity with the use of the BigShot! We all love our BigShots ❤  I will be sharing a simple punched version  … plus a video created by Stampin’ Up! that also features this technique.

The easiest way to create the Eclipse card is to use Designer Series paper (and wow …it’s on sale!!) But not to worry because I’ll be showing some fun additions to really create a big fun wow!!  I’m using the “Tropical Escape” Designer paper and the “Cat” punch … my granddaughter loves kitties so this cute card is for her.

I left an edge showing around my “eclipse” just as Brandy did in the video … I like the look of layering and I used the Blushing Bride which coordinates with the designer paper. I then embossed the “Smoky Slate” background with the new “Scattered Sequins” embossing folder and touched it up with the “Wink of Stella” to give it a bit of glitz!

Speaking of glitz … I added one of the Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems! I was worried that the two pinks would clash but they actually looked fine. I chose the shape that looks like the sequins!

To finish off the card, I used the “Celebrate You” thinlits and popped them up as well. It just really completes the card and balances out the texture on the card.

Thank you for checking out my blog today!

I wish you a very happy day ~

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Absolutely Amazing …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you enjoyed your weekend … a holiday weekend for some of you! Our fireworks were a bit on the fence as storms blew threw around 6 pm. A bit delayed but fireworks non-the less!  I had a fairly quiet weekend, mostly stamping and doing some upcoming classes planning.

Today I’d like to share with you an absolutely amazing opportunity. During the month of July, Stampin’ Up! is giving all new demonstrators (don’t let that word scare you) a FREE gift! They are giving everyone who purchases the Starter Kit a FREE color family of the New Ink Pads!! Your choice of course!

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I’ll be back tomorrow with my Technique Tuesday post 🙂