Fast and Furious … Masculine Card

Hello Ladies, Gentlemen and Stampin’ Friends!

A happy Friday to you all.  I am excited to announce that I’ve come up with another themed weekday … Fast and Furious Fridays.  Each Friday I will post a simple to make card that you can easily copy and reproduce at the speed of light.  Well… maybe not that fast, but fast.

My card share today is a masculine card.  So simple and most designer papers will fit the bill (except maybe flowers… those, not so much).  Today I used the Sweet Sorbet, which is a FREE item in the Sale-a-Bration Catalog.  It measures 4″ x 5-1/4″ … that will leave a nice border around the edge, exposing the Basic Black card base.


We women like our bling, but men … they like hardware, so I used the brads to create the effect that the greeting was bolted down.  I then added some straps – created with the Word Window punch, and bolted them down too!  You could give your brads a more rustic look by pounding them up a bit with a small hammer!


My “Happy Birthday” greeting is great for men or women and has that wonderful nostalgic look.  The stamp set is Perfectly Penned and can be found on page 95 of the big Stampin’ Up! catalog or you an click on the link below.

That’s it … I hope you enjoyed my first Fast and Furious Friday!  This doesn’t mean that I would have quick & easy cards on other days, but I’m reserving Friday for our fast and furious… you know the weekend is coming up and we want to get our cards done quick.

Thank you from dropping in today and …

Have an awesome weekend!


Here’s what you need to recreate this card … then another look at the card itself.

FYI … Sale-a-Bration will end March 31st.  Please let me know if you need any help with your Sale-a-bration order.

Again, have an awesome weekend.



Peek-a-boo Bigz Die Card…

Hello my Stampin’ Friends,

How are you this fine Wednesday?  I am excited to share a fun card with you today.  Yesterday I showed you the Weekly Deals, and one of the items on the list was the “Peek-a-Boo Die” – so I want to show you what I came up with last night….


Do you recognize the designer paper?  Well actually, it’s the “Good as Gold” Sale-a-bration Card Kit.  I used it because it’s a bit thicker than the designer paper and because I love the gold dots in the design!

I chose the frame I wanted to use on my card and then ran the “Good as Gold” through the BigShot.  Now I have my frame with a Peek-a-boo Window!  Did you know … You can use the window as a pull down or pull up … how fun is that!  It just depends on how you place it onto your card.


I then cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock slightly larger than my frame (2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″).  I stamped the “You can never have too much happy” verse from the stamp set “Yippee Skippee!”  Before attaching my frame, added some texture by using the xxxx’s from the “Needlepoint Border” Embossing folder.   I wanted to bring in a bit more white onto the card so I colored the xxxx’s with our White Stampin’ Chalk Marker.  Now I could attach my frame.

I also wanted to add a bit more color to the card front so I added some of the extra paper, and I sliced off a piece of the gold envelope liner!  While I was add it … I punched out the “Elegant Butterfly” out of gold.  Then I layered the smaller “Bitty Butterfly” from my left over embossed designer paper from yesterday’s project!  Waste not, want not! LOL


Finally, to finish off the card … I added the Basic Pearls and then popped up the butterfly with the dimensionals.

Here are the items I used to create this project …  Click on the photo to view details / purchase.  Please note that the “Peek-a-boo Bigz Die” is on sale for $24.71 and will reflect that when you purchase it during the “Weekly Deals” which ends on the 17th of March.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today, I hope you enjoyed today’s card share.


Thinking of Spring …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today’s card share was created to inspire “spring” to begin!  I think most of our 50 states are ready, the East coast has been hit exceptionally hard this year.  For those of you in Arizona who are basking in the warm sunshine … we are jealous.

Enough with the weather report … and onto the card.  I made this mainly out of punches, except for a little greeting and stamping a bit of an accent.  I wanted the flowers to be the focal point.


The flowers were punched with our “Pansy” punch.  I embossed the yellow using the “Decorative Dots” embossing folder (FREE Sale-a-bration item) and then punched them with the 3/4″ Circle Punch.  It adds some fun dimension to the flowers.

The stem was punched from the “Bird Builder” punch … some leaves were trimmed off, and then added onto the stem to complete the look.  It’s best to do this type of work directly on the “Silicone Craft Sheet” … I always use that when I am using my Snail adhesive on a punched images so small.  Keeps the adhesive off your work area (No more sticky mess).

I used the dot strip from the “Perfect Pennants” stamp set (also comes in a bundle with the Banner framelits) and the greeting comes from a new stamp set, Peaceful Petals.


Can you guess what colors I used to create this card?  Let’s see how many correct guesses we can get.

I hope you enjoyed today’s whimsical card … I thought the flowers looked like they were dancing on a warm summer day!  (Wish I was there) lol

Have a Super Sunday!


Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …






 Pansy Punch



 ¾” Circle Punch

w/$50 Order


 Decorative Dots



 Bird Builder Punch



 Perfect Pennants Stamp Set – WOOD



 Perfect Pennants Stamp Set – CLEAR



 Peaceful Petals Stamp Set – WOOD



 Peaceful Petals Stamp Set – CLEAR



 Stampin’ Dimensionals

The items listed here will give you enough in sales to qualify for a FREESale-a-Bration item!  Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.  Thank YOU!

Live Happy & Enjoy the Weekly Deals …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today’s card share is a reflection of what I showed you the past two days.  I also have the NEW weekly deals listed for you today.  I am using the “You’re Lovely” Sale-a-bration stamp set, and a similar layout as I did yesterday… like I did for the fab four.

This simple technique of using similar layouts to produce a different looking card can make our busy lives much easier.  I know some of you love to sit and create – others like the simple, easy to recreate cards.  That is why stamping is so much fun, you can do it your way!

I changed my color pallet from yesterdays Basic Black, Real Red and Very Vanilla, to Island Indigo, Pool Party and Whisper White.  I am using the “Quarterfancy” Designer Specialty Paper (left over from the fab four).


I used the floral stamp today, along with the “Live Happy” greeting that comes in the “You’re Lovely” stamp set.  This was stamped in Black StazOn.  I used my “Blender Pens” and the Pool Party ink pad to color in the flowers.  The greeting was stamped in Island Indigo.

The stamped image and the Island Indigo mat where cut out with the “Deco Labels Collection” framelits.  I can’t believe that I did not have this collection of framelits!  The entire piece was popped up using the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I finished off my card by embellishing with the Pearls.  I love the string of pearls, it makes embellishing your card so easy!  You saw me wrap them all around the oval on the baby card from the “Fab Four” post.


Hope you enjoyed today’s card share … stay tuned for the “Weekly Deals” and the list of ingredients for today’s card will follow.

Artisan Label Punch
Artisan Label Punch

Price: $15.95 $11.96
Floral Frames Framelits Dies
Floral Frames Framelits Dies

Price: $26.95 $20.21
Gumball Green 3/8 Stitched Satin Ribbon
Gumball Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon

Price: $8.95 $6.71
Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Price: $7.95 $5.96
Let It Snow Kit -- Digital Download
Let It Snow Kit – Digital Download

Price: $9.95 $5.97
Primrose Petals Classic Stampin' Pad
Primrose Petals Classic Stampin’ Pad

Price: $5.95 $4.46
Tasteful Trim Bigz Die
Tasteful Trim Bigz Die

Price: $42.95 $32.21
Whisper White 1/4 Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Whisper White 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

Price: $4.95 $3.71

Here is the list of ingredients I used today …


 You’re Lovely – Wood / FREE with $50 purchase


 You’re Lovely – Clear / FREE with $50 purchase


 Quarterfancy Designer Series Paper / $12.95


 Deco Labels Collection / $24.95


 StazOn Ink Pad / $7.95


 Pool Party Ink Pad / $5.95


 Blender Pens / $9.95


 Pearls Basic Jewels / $4.95

 Please note that these items were put together so you could receive the “You’re Lovely” stamp set for FREE.  Thank you!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.

Have a wonderful day ~


Lovely & Lace

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you have a “fab”ulous weekend!  Thanks so much for the comments and for sharing my blog!  Please … feel free to share with all your friends, that is what stamping is all about, a collection of fun, creative minds.

On January 29th, I introduced that stamp set “You’re Lovely”, from the Sale-a-bration catalog and said that it coordinates with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits (and that I would be ordering them).  Well … they have arrived and I got a chance to use them this weekend.  I don’t know how I got along without them – they work nicely with our circle punches too!

I used the same stamp as I did in January, but will be sure to make more for you with the others.  I then cut it out with the Deco Labels Framelit and also cut a mat from Basic Black.


I wanted the pretty flowers to pop, so I used the Real Red ink pad and a Blender Pen to color them in.  I went over the greenery with the “Wild Wasabi” Stampin’ Write Marker.

Then I wanted to use some Designer Series Paper for my card and decided to use the “Modern Medley” … I think it suits this stamp nicely.

Next I wanted to add a touch of lace, but with the light background and the polka dots, it was a bit hard to see.  So, I decided to thread a pop of color in it.  There is a definite pattern in the lace ribbon so I used that for the spacing of the weave.

I used the needle from the “Heartfelt Banner Kit” – the end of the needle is not sharp but still goes through the lace.  Once you get the ribbon up to the lace, you just wiggle it through sideways.  It’s a bit tricky at first, but once you get the hang of it, it goes pretty good.  I also tied a bow (the fork bow) and attached it with Glue Dots.

To finish off my card, I felt I need something at the bottom … so I colored my Pearls with a Black Sharpie Marker (permanent marker) and added them to the bottom to balance out the card.  I also added 2 to the greeting to complete the look.  I love black pearls!  In fact, you can have whatever color you want … Sharpie makes a variety of colors.


I have added my list of ingredients to the bottom of my post … You will notice that if you order the items shown here today – You will get the “You’re Lovely” Stamp set for FREE!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.

Have a wonderful week ~


Here is the list of ingredients I used today …


 You’re Lovely – Wood / FREE with $50 purchase


 You’re Lovely – Clear / FREE with $50 purchase


 Modern Medley Designer Series Paper / $10.95


 Deco Labels Collection / $24.95


 5/8” Crochet Trim / $6.95


 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon – Real Red / $5.95


 Pearls Basic Jewels / $4.95

Please note that these items were put together so you could receive the “You’re Lovely” stamp set for FREE.  If you click on the item number, it will take you directly to my Stampin’ Store on my Website or go to

Thank you!


You’re Lovely … and so are these sweet deals!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well, the excitement of Sale-a-bration is upon us!  And, I did not forget that I promised a card share using the fabulous “You’re Lovely” stamp set.  It’s just one of the items you can get FREE during Sale-a-bration.

I also want to let you know that we still have our “Weekly Deals” going and this week we have some really great items on sale… more about that after my card share!

Today I used the “You’re Lovely” and the “Sweet Sorbet” Designer Series paper from the Sale-a-bration catalog.  With a $50 purchase (before tax & shipping) you can get either of these items for FREE … or choose from the other awesome products in the SAB catalog.  With each $50 spent … you may choose an item!


I love that Stampin’ Up! added a touch of black into this Sweet Sorbet pattern because when you mat with the Basic Black it really creates an impact and makes a big statement.

I used the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch to punch out the center of the design and popped it up with our Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I also popped up the entire piece to create additional dimension.  I will tell you that “IF” I had the “Deco Labels” Framelit Dies … I would have used them instead.  Now you know what I’ll be ordering soon!

Finally, I just simply colored in the flowers using the coordinating 2013-15 In-Color Stampin’ Write Markers.


Here is a list of the supplies I used to create this card …. just pick what you need, make sure it totals $50 and pick out either the stamp set or designer paper for free!!  Keep scrolling because I have also added the “WEEKLY DEALS”.






 Stampin’ Trimmer Paper Cutter



 1-3/4”” Circle Punch



 2013-2015 In Color Markers






 Deco Labels  (Suggested)



 You’re Lovely Stamp Set



 Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.

Weekly Deals

We hope you enjoy this week’s Weekly Deals!

Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin’ Pad
Item # 126985
Regular Price: $5.95 US
Discounted Price: $4.46 US
Daffodil Delight 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon
Item # 125583
Regular Price: $6.95 US
Discounted Price: $5.21 US
Labels Collection Framelits Die
Item # 125598
Regular Price: $26.95 US
Discounted Price: $20.21 US
Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 123113
Regular Price: $7.95 US
Discounted Price: $5.96 US
Pool Party Classic Pad Item #126982
Regular Price: $5.95 US
Discounted Price: $4.46 US
Pear Pizzazz 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon
Item # 132567
Regular Price: $8.95 US
Discounted Price: $6.71 US
Winter Wonders Kit Item # 132567
Regular Price: $9.95 US
Discounted Price: $5.97 US

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Have an awesome Wednesday ~


Simply You … & … Me

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Yesterday I shared with you a glimpse of the “Sweet Sorbet” Designer Series Paper that will be available during Sale-a-bration, which kicks off January 28th.

Today… I would like to share with you another design from the “Sweet Sorbet” paper.  I want you to be able to see different ways the paper can be used in combination with some of our favorite stamp sets.


I chose this fun and somewhat sassy designer paper and I thought of “you & me” … just think back on some of our discussions at our club meetings … right!

Well the next step was easy, and besides, I wanted to show you how fun the “Ampersand” embossing folder was to use.  I used “Pool Party” cardstock and the “Circle Collection Framelit Die” to cut it out.

The “You … Me” comes from the stamp set “Hip Notes”… it’s on page 18 of the new Occasions catalog.   This is the first time I got to use it and I’m so happy I can share it with you.

I cut the “You” and “Me” out using the Bitty Banner Framelits.  I also cut out 2 Basic Black banners out to act as a mat and give it that “pop”!  The card was secured to the Basic Black base for it’s WOW factor.


I lined the envelope with the “Sweet Sorbet” designer paper using the “Envelope Liner Framelit Die”  which is currently on sale.

I must say, the card was really quite simple to make with the right tools, and so stinkin’ cute!  I want to let you know, that when I’m working with the “framelits” … I use the “Magnetic Platform” to hold them into place.  It is fantastic … no more slipping, and no more sticky notes!


Please note that there are very  strong magnets in the platform and care must be used  if you have a pacemaker or such.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card and I thank you for stopping in today.

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …






 Hip Notes Stamp Set – WOOD



 Hip Notes Stamp Set – CLEAR



 Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper



 Ampersand Embossing Folder



 Bitty Banner Framelit Dies



 Circle Collection Framelit Dies



 Magnetic Plateform



 Envelope Liner Framelit Die (ON SALE)

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.

It’s a Boy … Sneak Peek

Happy Saturday my Stampin’ Friends!

Hope this post finds you well and in good spirits.  We are having a beautiful day here in southeastern Wisconsin … we may even get to 40 degrees!  I’ll take this “heat wave” since they are predicting below zero temps in 2 days.

Today I have a cute little “Sneak Peek” card for you that not only gives you a sneak peek at the Occasions catalog, but also a Sale-a-bration item that you can earn free!

As I promised yesterday, I am going to show you a peek at the new designer paper “Watercolor Wonder” … there are so many beautiful patterns in there, I decided to showcase my least favorite~


I’m not to big on “splotches” … is that a word?  Anyway, I decided to challenge myself with my least favorite, but I must say that I love the way this turned out.  How cute for a baby card.  I know my baby is 30 something, but I still recall that little ones are good at making “splotches”.

Once I chose the paper, I cased a pattern from our Stampin’ Success magazine, and used the new “Banner Framelit Dies” to cut out a banner from the designer paper.

Next, I punched a banner from our Sale-a-bration banner punch, but it was a bit short, so I made it longer.  I took a picture showing how to do it, but because the product has not yet been released … I can only show samples and not the actual product.  So I will be sure to show you how I did it, after the catalog release.

I used the same stamp set as yesterday, “A Dozen Thoughts” and decided to use my “Stamp-a-ma-jig” to place the words where I wanted them on the banner.  I then roughed up the edges to create a bit more texture.


Then I just finished it off with a pretty little bow.


Thank you for stopping by today!  Enjoy your Saturday.

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …






 A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set – WOOD



 A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set – CLEAR

 Available Jan 3


 Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper

 Available Jan 3


 Banner Framelit Dies



 Banner Punch

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.  Thank you!