Simply Sunday: Wildlife Wonder Masculine Birthday Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another masculine card featuring the Wildlife Wonder stamp set, along with the dimensions and step by step instructions! Can’t get easier than that ❤


  • Card Base: Thick Very Vanilla 5 ½” X 8 ½” score at 4 ¼”
  • Cardstock #2: Very Vanilla 3 ¾” X 5”
  • Cardstock #3: Early Espresso 3 7/8” X 5 1/8”
  • Cardstock #4: Very Vanilla 5/8” X 4”
  • Cardstock #5: Early Espresso ¾” X 4”


  • Score your card base and fold in half.
  • On the Very Vanilla cardstock #2 stamp your Bear with Ground images using Early Espresso ink.
  • Using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool score the outside edges at ¼” and ½”.
  • Using the Blending Brush and the Crumb Cake ink; apply ink around the outside edges.
  • Attach to the Early Espresso cardstock #3 and attach to your card front as shown.
  • On the strip of Very Vanilla cardstock #4 stamp your sentiment using Early Espresso ink.  Using your scissors trim the ends on an angle.
  • Attach to the Early Espresso cardstock #5 and trim the edge matching the angle.
  • Attach to your card front as shown.
  • Attach Rustic Metallic dots as shown.
  • On the inside stamp your bear image again in the bottom corner using Early Espresso ink.

Thank you for joining me today. Hope your day is a good one ~

Masculine Birthday Wishes

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a wonderful weekend, and if you were cheering on one of the Championship games, I hope your team won!! Today I’m going to step up the simply stamped card that I shared with you yesterday.

I am using the same basic layout but instead of stamping the ties on the white cardstock, I brought in the designer paper ….

First, I used a simple yet masculine design from the Well Suited Designer Series paper as my background, and then using 3 other patterns of designer paper … I cut out my ties with the coordinating tie dies! It’s so much fun pick patterns and make your own ties! I felt like I could sew again … LOL!!!

I attached my handsome ties directly to my card front and then focused on my greeting. My color pallet of Night of Navy, Merry Merlot and Basic White is the same as yesterday ….

I stamped my “birthday” greeting which is included in the bundle in Merry Merlot and punched out with the Tailored Tag punch. Then you punch out another tag from the Merry Merlot cardstock …. cut it in half the long way and then attach to the top and bottom of your stamped image, this creates a pop of color behind your greeting and once popped up with dimensionals, really highlights your birthday wish to your favorite guy.

If you want to add this amazing bundle to your stamping collection, now is a great time because we are right in the middle of our Sale-a-bration period … With a $50 purchase you can choose a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration Catalog. Here is one that I think would compliment the Handsomely Suited Bundle …

Thank you for joining me again today, how are you liking this suite so far? I’ve got another for you tomorrow!

Have yourself a great day!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

Experience the Magic …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

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I am absolutely blown away each month when my PAPER PUMPKIN kit arrives, and December was NO exception I couldn’t wait to put this adorable 2016 calendar project kit together!


Here’s an alternative project that I came up with from my December kit ….


(I used the the “month” stamp to create a background for my card, you can personalize a card for every month! Every occasion!  *Guy Greetings was also used to create this card)

A big benefit of being a subscriber is that you get to purchase past kit and refill kits!! If you missed a kit and it’s available, as a subscriber you can now purchase it! And if you LOVE one of the kits you received and want more … Just buy the refill!! I have done that a number of times, and used them for gifts and / or giveaways.

Here’s the August Kit (available) and an alternative project you can make for Valentines day …


(All of the stamps used to create this card came from the August 2015 stamp set included in the Paper Pumpkin kit.  I love the script and find I use that stamp set a lot. Just one more benefit of being a Paper Pumpkin subscriber … exclusive stamp sets!)

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Thank you for stopping by …

Have a great day!





Happy Birthday Brother …

Hello Stampers ~

I don’t know about you, but this month is just flying by for me!  Can you believe it is already the 18th of June!

On that note … I’d like to send a Happy Birthday out to my brother Richard today.  I created a “quick card” using the “My Digital Studio” software.  I will admit, that I have had it for a while, but have spent most of my time creating slide shows and scrapbooks with it.  For some reason, I just never got around to creating cards with it!

So today, my brother will get the first Birthday card that I created with my MDS program!


I must say, one of my favorite things about the “My Digital Studio” … is that nothing retires!  Once you purchase a download – it’s yours to use forever!  I just love the classic car which comes from  “Adventure Awaits” download.  I have a soft spot for the “vintage look”.

 The inside greeting comes from “Fantabulous You“… I couldn’t resist!   There are so many different styles of downloadable goodies, including some of your favorite stamp sets!


I love using the MDS… it is fun and you can let your creativity run wild!  If you don’t like what you did, you can just delete it.  How cool is that!

And for those of you who are busy or have busy little hands around, when you’re interrupted… just hit the save button!  (No clean up required)  It’s a great time saving tool that can get you back to your card and scrapbook projects.

Give it a try … Stampin’ Up!  offers a 30-day FREE Trial.  Just click on the button below … It’s fun, it’s easy and you can always delete your mistakes! (tee hee)


Let me know when you try it out, and feel free to share you projects with me.  You can e-mail them to me @ (Maybe YOU could be my next “creative” guest!)

Have an awesome day!

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Welcome stampin’ friends!

I am stoked about sharing my card with you today!  WHY… you say?

Because it is one of my favorite new Hostess stamp sets …

“Simply Sketched”

This stamp set is a beautifully designed “sketch” style that just calls your name.  Oh, and the greetings are so pretty!  The card below is the “Make & Take” that I designed from my 2013 Spring Demonstrator Retreat!  We used aqua painters to do the “Watercolor” technique on the flower.


The base is “Crumb Cake” cardstock.  The pretty green “Pear Pizzazz” paper comes from the “Gingham Garden” Designer Series Paper pack.  The “pop” of color is the NEW “Strawberry Slush” from the 2013-15 In-Colors.

I used the 2-1/2 inch circle punch (120906) on the flower and the “Window Frames Collection” Framelits (129021) for the mat.  The pretty button came from the new “Very Vintage Designer Buttons” (129327).


OK… I can’t help it.  I must share my swap card with you too!  The Island Indigo color makes the card “pop” and was chosen to coordinate with the “Soho Subway” Designer Series Paper.  And don’t you just love that little bird!?


Let me just say … “the picture in the catalog does not do this paper justice”.  I simply fell in love with the Soho Subway Designer Series Paper (130140), it’s great for scrapbooking… and any type of card!

And FYI … the “Sympathy” is included in the Simply Sketched stamp set.  Just click on the “Shop Now” button to purchase any of the items you saw here today.

blog insert - shop nowA little reminder that the “Simply Sketched” is an exclusive Hostess set, which you can get FREE when you host a stampin’ party, join one of my clubs, or place an order of $150 (order with a friend or two!)

Have an awesome week!

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Today’s post is great “Man Card”… done by guest stamper and my upline Vicki Towell.


When I saw this fish in the “By the Tide” stamp set in the Spring Catalog, I just had to have it.  I knew the fish would make great man cards, not to mention the rest of the set which would create an awesome scrapbook page.

By the Tide

The background is stamped with VersaMark™ onto Crumb Cake cardstock.  The fish “popped” up with the Stampin’ Dimensionals are stamped in Chocolate Chip (with coordination cardstock used as card back).  Just a touch from the White Gel Pen is what brought the eyes to life.  Don’t forget to brush on some “Crystal Effects” onto the shell!

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You’ll find the greetings from the “One in a Million” stamp set in the 2012-13 Idea Book & Catalog on page 135.

Back to the Spring Catalog for the beautiful embellishments added to the card … Basic Designer Buttons and Natural Trim Ribbon both found on page 20.


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Happy Stampin’