What’s YOUR favorite In Color?

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I am highlighting the NEW 2023-2024 In Colors. Here you can get a close up look at them. I am using the New “Crafting with You” bundle … wow, this is fun to play with. I have much more playing to do!! lol

Let’s begin with the Boho Blue …

Each of my cards are made exactly the same so you can get the “real” effect of the color! I began with a Basic White base and then I stamped onto my In Color card front (Boho Blue) with the coordinating In Color ink.

The next card is the Pebbled Path ….

After stamping the “color on color” (which is an old technique I still use a lot) I stamped the In Color floral piece and greeting, both of which are from the “Crafting with You” bundle.

Next up is the Moody Mauve ….

Once I had the greeting and flowers stamped onto the white in the coordinating ink, I die cut them using the Stylish Shapes dies. These dies are so versatile and a must have in your stamping supplies.

Speaking of die cuts, let’s take a look at that adorable scissors ….

This little cutie is pretty easy to make. I die cut one out of Silver Foil and a second set out of Basic Black. Using my Paper Snips as an example, I cut the black handle part to look like my Paper Snips!! I then used the Liquid Glue to attach the black scissor tops .

A Glue Dot was used to hold the two pieces of the scissors together and then I popped the little black circle into the circle area of the scissors. Easy peasy!

Next up is the Wild Wheat ….

Not one of my favorites to start with, but I appreciated it much better when using it with the Designer Papers that coordinate with this color! Who knew!!

The last of my 2023-2024 In Colors is the Copper Clay …

I love this color, it’s so pretty and we were in need of a rich earth tone! Now, to finish off my cards, I used the 2023-2024 In Color Dots … I wanted to show you how beautifully they coordinate with the cardstock and ink.

Which of the NEW 2023-2024 In Colors is YOUR favorite. I’d like to know, and you can just leave your answer in the comments below. Thank you.

I have a list of supplies for you below, including the “Multi-packs” of the In Colors for your convenience.

Thank you for sharing a part of your day with me.

Simply Sunday: Fun Fold Daisy Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Sunday! Today I have a fun fold for you with our “Cheerful Daisy” … perfect day for it today, it’s beautiful here in Wisconsin!!

I am repurposing some “cut” cardstock from my retreat (I always take a few extra … just in case) so I was on a mission to start using these up. This was one of our Fun Folds that we made, the “Book Binder” technique/fun fold. They are so simple to make and add a little fun to your card.

We begin with the card base; Starry Sky measuring 11″ x 4 1/4″ and then on the 11″ length; score at 4 – 1/4″ and 5 – 1/2″. Now you’ll fold your card in half on the 5 – 1/2″ score line, then fold the front flap “back over” … like you are opening the card but on the 4 – 1/4″ score line.

Now we are ready to add some cardstock and create the Binder effect …. You’ll need Basic White measuring 1″ x 4″ and 4″ x 4″ embossed with the Timeworn Type 3-D embossing folder. Once you’ve attached your textured pieces, you can add your bow. I’m using the Black & White Gingham ribbon using 2 pieces. Cut one piece at 6″ … add your adhesive to the “inside / back of that piece and secure your ribbon edges down.

Now, put adhesive on that area “between” the two score lines and secure it … this creates your “Book Binder” fold. Now you can slide the second piece of ribbon under your secure piece on front and tie. This creates a bow that will not fall off or slide around.

OK … We are ready for the focal point of our card ….

Our Basic White square measures 3″ x 3″ and we begin by stamping our “hello” first. I am using the beautiful Layering Leaves stamp set. I then stamped my large daisy … both are stamped with our Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

Using the Night of Navy in the Assortment 2 Watercolor Pencils, I added a touch of color and then softened it by blending it with the Blender Pen. I finished it off by filling the center with the Iridescent Rhinestones (they are so versatile)!

That’s it! It really is so simple to make and the Book Binder fun fold adds a great touch to your card. Hope this inspired YOU to try out this Fun Fold. Until next time … Have a great day.

Thanks for stopping by today ~

Here is the list of supplies that I used to create today’s card. Just click on the image for more details and to add it to your stampin’ collection.

Exploring In Color: May 2023 Paper Pumpkin

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Friday!! Say hello to mountain landscapes and new In Colors! This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit features nine outdoors-themed cards in our new 2023–2025 In Colors plus exclusive FREE stickers.

Sit back and check out this quick video …

These cards and coordinating envelopes bring outdoorsy colors and images to your crafting. They feature our brand-new 2023–2025 In Colors (available for two years only!) and outdoorsy designs. Whether you’re a hardcore wilderness enthusiast or just adore color and nature, you’ll love these cards!

Want more? Get the cards & envelopes add-on (available on the online store while supplies last) and continue your creative adventure! You must be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to order this product.

Add-on includes:
* 18 cards, 6 each of 3 designs
* 18 coordinating envelopes
* Finished card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)

Product colors: Boho Blue, Copper Clay, Daffodil Delight, Moody Mauve, Mossy Meadow, Pebbled Path, Wild Wheat

Thank you for spending a part of your Friday with me.

Have a great weekend.

MORE… Fresh As A Daisy Designer Paper Cards!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have 2 additional cards from the beautiful Fresh As A Daisy Designer Series Paper. These are two of the smaller 3″ x 2″ designs that I cut from this sheet of designer paper.

My first card today highlights the “NEW” Moody Mauve… it’s prettier in person, not the best lighting on this photo and I appologize. I am also using the NEW Layering Leaves stamp set on both cards today.

The designer paper piece cuts to 3″ x 2″ and has a Basic White mat that measures 3-1/8″ x 2-1/8″ … The card front has a strip of Moody Mauve that I stamped the floral images in the coordinating Moody Mauve ink. This piece measures 5-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ then matted with Basic White measuring 5-1/2″ x 1-5/8″.

Using a piece of scrap, I stamped my greeting in Moody Mauve and die cut it using the Stylish Shapes. Dies. I’m thinking I should have added some bling to this card! What do you think?

My second card for today highlights the NEW Pebbled Path and another design from our Fresh as a Daisy Designer paper.

The “green” designer paper designer paper piece cuts to 3″ x 2″ and has a Pebbled Path mat that measures 3-1/8″ x 2-1/8″. The three strips of designer paper are cut to 4″ x 1-1/2″ and are leftovers from my stamping retreat … I can’t let that pretty paper go to waste!

I stamped my greeting and daisy in Pebbled Path and die cut both … the greeting dies come from the Stylish Shapes. I use them a lot! Super simple cards to make, but that is the point right!? I want to inspire you to use up these little pieces from this sheet of designer paper.

Thank you joining me today.

Have a great day ~

Transforming the “Fresh as a Daisy” Designer Paper into beautiful cards in Minutes!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Quick post today sharing the replay video of my Facebook LIVE last night. I will share the individual cards later today (they will be added to this post).

Grab a cup of coffee and check out the video or give it a re-watch if you joined me last night. So many pretty cards to see ….

Join me tonight LIVE …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I would like to invite you to join me tonight for my Facebook LIVE … I will be sharing how to cut this sheet of the Fresh as a Daisy designer paper that I’ve been sharing samples with you the past few days! Plus … I’ll also be sharing MORE cards.

I hope you are enjoying all the samples of cards created from the pieces cut from that 12″ x 12″ sheet of Fresh As A Daisy Designer Series paper. Hope to see you tonight … Here’s the link to my Facebook page / CLICK HERE!!

Thank you joining me today.

Day 2: Creating Quick & Easy cards using the Fresh As A Daisy Designer Paper

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have 2 additional cards from the beautiful Fresh As A Daisy Designer Series Paper. I have more of the NEW Colors share with you today too.

Let me start with the Designer paper as a reminder of how I’m getting all of these cute patterns …

My first card today highlights the “returning” Pretty Peacock and the New Wild Wheat. I am also highlighting the NEW Layering Leaves stamp set (I LOVE this set!!) on both cards today, yesterday I used the greetings from the Cheerful Daisy stamp set.

The designer paper piece cuts to 4″ x 5-1/4″ and has a Wild Wheat mat that measures 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ … The card front was then layered onto the returning color; Pretty Peacock that measures 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ then scored and folded at 4-1/4″.

Using a piece of scrap, I stamped my greeting in Pretty Peacock and die cut it using the NEW Nested Essentials Dies, then I used the small banner die from the same set and cut two Wild Wheat and two Pretty Peacock banners to create the layering behind the greeting … it creates and nice focal point to the card. I then embellished the card with the Wild Wheat dots from the 2023-25 In Color Dots.

My last card for the day highlights the NEW Bubble Bath and Pebbled Path … I love pink and grey together and this card turned out stunning!

The designer paper that looks like it was painted in Pebbled Path measures 3″ x 4″ and is not matted, instead I used 3 Bubble Bath squares that were die cut from Stylish Shapes and were just “left overs” from my retreat. I also stamped my greeting in Pebbled Path directly onto one of the blocks.

The Pebbled Path base measures 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ then scored and folded at 4-1/4″ was stamped with the Daisy image in Pebbled Path to create dimension and a cute background. I really like using the “Color on Color” technique! My daisy and center was stamped in Moody Mauve and then highlighted with a hint of Bubble Bath in the center by using the Sponge Dauber … both were die cut along with extra leaves and they layered onto the front of the card. I then embellished the card with the Pebbled Path dots from the 2023-25 In Color Dots.

I hope you are enjoying all the samples of cards created from the pieces cut from that 12″ x 12″ sheet of Fresh As A Daisy Designer Series paper. I have more in store!!

Thank you joining me today.

Happy Monday ~

Simply Sunday: Creating Quick & Easy cards using the Fresh As A Daisy Designer Paper

Hello Stampin’ Friends & Happy Mother’s Day!!

Today I have 3 cards I’d like to share with you from the beautiful Fresh As A Daisy Designer Series Paper. The sheet that I am using was designed for you to create many different cards!! You’ll see how easy it is to create the pretty cards in no time at all … plus you’ll be introduced to some of the NEW colors.

Let me start with the new Bubble Bath (pink) …

The daisies cut to 4″ x 4″ from the sheet and was adhered to a piece of 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ Basic White. Our base is 11″ x 4-1/4″ then scored and folded at 5-1/2″. I used a piece of Garden Green scrap for a pop of color and tied a pretty little bow from White Bakers twine. I then stamped my greeting in Crushed Curry to pull that color from the flowers, and added 3 Tinsel Gems (4 pack) that are “Berry Burst” color but looked great on my card. I finished it off with some Wink of Stella on the White daisy petals.

My second card highlights the new Wild Wheat ….

The flower piece cuts to 3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ and has an Early Espresso mat that measures 3-7/8″ x 5-3/8″ … I then added a strip of Wild Wheat to each side so it stretched out to 4-1/8″ inch. The card front was then layered onto the Basic White base that measures 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ then scored and folded at 4-1/4″. Using a piece of scrap, I stamped my greeting in Early Espresso and snipped the ends off at an angle to create a different look.

My third and last card for the day highlights the NEW Copper Clay and Boho Blue…

The daisies cut from our designer paper measure 4″ x 5-1/4″ and matted with Basic White measuring 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ … this is secured to the Copper Clay base that measures 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ then scored and folded at 4-1/4″. I used the Stylish Shapes to cut out my circle for the greeting (stamped in Copper Clay) and the Copper Clay cardstock to die cut the banner. I embellised with the Adhesive Backed Solid Gems in Boho Blue.

Tomorrow I will be back with the other pieces cut from that 12″ x 12″ sheet of Fresh As A Daisy Designer Series paper.

Thank you for taking time out of your Mother’s Day to visit my blog.

Enjoy this beautiful day ~

The Welcome Inn Paper Pumpkin Kit

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

While my Paper Pumpkin fans and I await our our May kits to come, let me introduce you to the Welcome Inn kit….

Share your hospitality with the new Welcome Inn Paper Pumpkin Kit! Subscribe by 10 June to get this elegant, sophisticated, and brand new kit with some exclusive crafting benefits!

Each kit includes nine cards, three each of three designs, with gorgeous coordinating envelopes. The floral details and beautiful colors are sure to help you invite guests and loved ones over and share your hospitality.

This kit also uniquely coordinates with the Countryside Inn Suite Collection (item number: 161474) from the 2023–2024 Annual Catalog. It’s the perfect time to get some extra product and get creative with your crafts!

Paper Pumpkin is also offering a dies add-on for the Welcome Inn Kit! (Available while supplies last). There’s so many possibilities, and you do not want to miss out!

Please note, you will need a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to use the dies add-on. You can subscribe to this months Paper Pumpkin by clicking HERE.

Thank you for checking in with me today.

Happy Friday to you ~

Countryside Inn Suite …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Looking to add a touch of rustic charm to your crafting projects? Look no further than the Countryside Inn Suite Collection from Stampin’ Up!

In this video, we’ll take a closer look at this charming suite, which includes a range of coordinating products to help you create beautiful cards, scrapbook pages, and other projects. You’ll learn about the patterned paper designs, which feature rustic woodgrain, vintage florals, and cozy plaids.

We’ll also take a closer look at the coordinating stamp set, which features a range of charming images and sentiments, perfect for a variety of occasions.

And don’t forget about the coordinating dies and embellishments! With delicate leaves, charming little birdhouses, and a variety of other elements, you’ll have everything you need to create stunning projects with a cozy countryside vibe.

Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or just starting out, the Countryside Inn Suite Collection is a must-have for anyone who loves rustic, cozy style. So grab a cup of tea and join us as we explore this charming suite from Stampin’ Up!

Enjoy your day, and thanks for stopping by.

Accordion Fun Fold Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’ll be sharing the Accordion Fun Fold from the replay VIDEO of last nights Facebook LIVE … You are going to love seeing all the cute swap cards from retreat and the one that inspired me to create the two cards I made for you.

I’m using the NEW Countryside Inn Designer Paper and dies from the suite. The greetings come from the Wonderful Thoughts stamp set. Grab a cup of coffee or your favorite beverage and join me for this short video … you’ll be amazed at how easy the Accordion Fold card is to make.


  • Night of Navy Base: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
  • Designer Paper: 12″ x 5-1/4″ Scored at 2″ – 5″ – and 8″
  • Basic White (Inside) 5″ x 3-3/4″
  • Plus you will need a piece of Night of Navy and Basic White to Die Cut your Greeting
  • Balmy Blue (Inside – 1st Flap) 5″ x 1-3/4″

I hope that I with the help of my video inspires you to grab some of that beautiful designer paper you have and try out this FUN FOLD card today. I’m adding the list of ingredients below, if you like what you saw (like that amazing sentiment set) you can click on that item and shop at my store … it will be sent directly to you.

Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my video today.

Enjoy your day ~

Cheerful Daisies Bundle Step-by-Step

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I am back with more daisies, brought to you by Stampin’ Up! and their team of artists!! If you’re one of those paper crafters who adores kraft paper, you’re going to love this month’s step-ups. What’s so great about kraft? Its special appeal may be due to its ability to impart instant, shabby chic sophistication to anything you’re creating—which is interesting!

Kraft’s humble beginnings would not have led anyone to guess that it would one day be valued for its natural, organic beauty. In fact, its toughness and coarse texture historically made it a perfect choice for grocery wrapping paper and all-around, heavy-duty packaging.

Today we’re showing off our Kraft Note Cards & Envelopes with our new Cheerful Daisies Bundle, but feel free to match up these beautiful cards with anything you love in the catalog! It’s hard to go wrong with this amazing, versatile paper.

To create the casual card (far left), stamp the flower tops in White Craft ink, the flower centers in Early Espresso, and the stems in Old Olive ink. Stamp the sentiment with White Craft ink on a small piece of Early Espresso Cardstock, sprinkle it with white embossing powder, and heat set. Position a Linen Thread bow behind the sentiment banner before adhering it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the middle card, layer Vellum petal die cuts over the stamped daisies. Stamp the leaves on a kraft envelope in Old Olive ink and die cut. Color the Linen Thread with a Dark Olive Blend for added pizzazz. Finish with gold sequins from our new Neutrals Adhesive-Backed Sequins.

For our most stepped-up project (far right), we decorated the lovely Kraft Note Cards & Envelopes box. Use it for storing cards or better yet—over-the-top gift packaging! We added to the pretty floral focal point by die cutting some of the daisies with a circle die cut from the Stylish Shapes Dies, then popping it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Stunning!

Thank you for joining me today.

Relax with the In the Moment stamp set

Good Morning Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another card for you from the In the Moment stamp set; a different image and different technique. Yesterday was a more Monochromatic card where I just stamped the image in Boho Blue to match the Countryside Inn Designer paper … today, we watercolor!

This card was created by Stampin’ Up! You can use your watercolor paper, shimmery white (both now discontinued) but if you are like me, you still have a stash of these in your craft room. You may also use your Basic White which works great with the Stampin’ Blends … which is how this card was colored.

What I love about this set is the line-art images can be colored using your favorite coloring techniques. I love the speed and accuracy of the Stampin’ Blends, but I also like the watercolor look when using the water pens … and lets not forget our Watercolor pencils, as they can add a soft touch of color as well as highlights and lowlights. Just just have fun and play!!

Thanks for stopping buy. Enjoy your day ~

In The Moment Stamp set meets Countryside Inn Designer Paper

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share with you another of my Annual Spring Stampin’ Retreat Cards. This card comes from our Friday Night stamp session where I highlighted the In The Moment stamp set … our theme for retreat was Friendships Grow and what better stamp set to use than one that celebrates women!

I also wanted to introduce some new product to my attendee’s, so we used the new Boho Blue In-Color and the Countryside Inn Designer Series paper! Let’s take a look ….

This is such a sweet way to tell your friend to sit back and relax, because they deserve it. The stamp set imagery includes three women relaxing by looking at the landscape with a lovely glass of wine or indulging in a hobby like reading with their furry friend.

The set includes three self-care themed greetings to mix and match with the imagery. The line-art images can be colored using your favorite coloring techniques.

We layered Night of Navy with the Boho Blue and popped it with the Countryside Inn Designer paper. The image was highlighted by framing it with the Scalloped Contours Dies.

The greeting comes from the In the Moment stamp set and was die cut from one of the dies from the Countryside Corners Dies / Bundle. Then we used the new Adhesive Backed Solid Gems. I have all the products used listed below.

I want to thank you for taking time out of your Sunday to join me today.

Stampin’ Up! 2023-2024 Annual Catalog Introduction video

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Welcome to our Stampin’ Up! 2023-2024 Annual Catalog Introduction video! In this video, we will be taking a first look at our brand new catalog and all of the exciting products that it contains. From beautiful new stamp sets to versatile dies and punches, we have something for everyone in this catalog.

Our designer series paper, embellishments, and tools will help you take your crafting to the next level. Our catalog is filled with inspiring project ideas to help you create stunning cards, scrapbook pages, home decor, and more.

We are thrilled to share these new products with you and can’t wait to see what you create with them. Don’t forget to check out our amazing hostess rewards program, which allows you to earn free products and discounts by hosting a stamping party with your friends.

Thank you for joining us for our Stampin’ Up! 2023-2024 Annual Catalog Introduction video. We hope you enjoy this sneak peek of our exciting new products and find inspiration for your next crafting project. Happy stamping!