Using scraps to make something CUTE!

Happy Tuesday Stampers!

How are you this fine day.  I have to tell you, I was a bit in a struggle with this post today.  You know, one of those days when your creativity bulb doesn’t seem to be shining as bright as it usually does.  So, here is what I did …

I went into my stash of cards and started looking for some inspiration.  I know, I know, I can go on Pinterest or other spots to find inspiration … but I make it my mission to create something “NEW” for you everyday!   I invite you to follow me on Pinterest … create a board and pin any or all of my samples for quick reference.

So here is the card I came across, and when I had it on display in my Stampin’ Studio, everyone was raving over it.  It’s different, and it’s pretty easy, and … it uses up our scraps!  One of the best “techniques” we should all know.


The designer series paper on this card has since retired but the stamp set is “Make a Cake” found on page 17, and the greeting is from the “Sweet Essentials” stamp set, both sets are found in the 2013-14 catalog.

Now … onto my “UPDATED” version.  I think it is too cute!


Isn’t this the best way to use up scraps!  Then top if off with that cute little flower from the “Flower Shop” stamp set and you can’t go wrong.  Really … “You can never have too much happy”!  Isn’t that a cute saying?  It comes from the stamp set Yippee-Skippee on page 37 of the 2013-14 catalog!  It’s one of the FREE stamp sets I got when I went to convention this year.  I love convention, it’s also a great place to be inspired, see old friend, making new ones and just have fun.

When using your designer scraps (and yes, you can use regular cardstock too) all you need to do is weave the scrap pieces together.  I lay them out to see what colors I like next to each other.  You need to be a bit careful when flipping it over to adhere it to your card so it doesn’t come apart.  Mine is a bit crooked … Did you notice?

To help you with the products I used on this card, here is a list of ingredients:






Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper



Flower Shop Stamp Set – WOOD



Flower Shop Stamp Set – CLEAR



Pansy Punch



Yippee Skippee Stamp Set – WOOD



Yippee Skippee Stamp Set – CLEAR



Rhinestone Basic Jewel



Stripes Embossing Folder

blog insert - shop nowSo, next time you are looking for inspiration, you can always go back into your stash of cards, come back here and click onto one of the categories that describe the type of card you need, or find me on pinterest!


Offer Dates: July 1-31, 2013

Offer Details: Buy three packs of select Designer Series Paper and get one for free!

The Fine Print:

  • These items do not qualify for the offer:
    • Designer Series Paper Stacks
    • Specialty Designer Series Paper
    • Designer Series Paper ordered through hostess benefits
  • Orders may be placed on any type of order (workshop, customer, or online).
  • No limits. Order six? You’ll get two for free. Nine? You’ll get three for free.
  • Check out our Designer Series Papers in the annual catalog pages 151, 153, and 154.

Choose from the Designer Series Paper packs below for super savings in July!:  ENDS JULY 31st

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Have a great week!

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New Stamp Set Parade … Day 5

Hello Stampers ~

The weekend is upon us and I have a cute card to share with you today.  I fell in love with this set the minute I opened up the new 2013-14 Catalog … not sure if it was the little coffee cup, the heart or the gingham, but I love it!

I cased (Copy And Share Everything) this card from a fellow demonstrator: Michele Reynolds, and then added my own twist to it.  It was cute and quick and easy to make … just what my stampers want!  Thanks Michele for the inspiration.

Today’s featured stamp set is: KIND & COZY


How cute and simple!  This is a great card to send to a friend and say… “let’s get together”!

So I challenge you to go to page 82 in your catalog and not fall in love with this set! ♥  If you are looking for more ideas / samples for this stamp set … Don’t forget to RSVP to my Hostess / Customer Appreciation Party.  I’d love to have you join us, and will send you full details.

Here is a complete list of supplies:

Stamp Set: KIND & COZY (W-129123 / C-129126)

PUNCHES: Small Heart (117193)

Cardstocks: Basic Black (121045) / Whisper White (120953) / Melon Mambo (115320)

“GINGHAM GARDEN” Designer Series Paper (129310) Coordinates with Kind & Cozy Stamp Set

Ink Pads: Melon Mambo (126948) / Black StazOn (101406)

Ribbon:  1/8″ Black Taffeta (119261)

Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Rhinestones (119246)

STAMPIN’ TIP:  Use a “Sharpie” to color you Rhinestones and create a multitude of gems!

If you need any of the supplies listed, you may shop 24-7 by clicking the link below.

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Thank you for stopping by…

and I would love to hear what you think about our card today.

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