Fold it Back … and See What Blooms!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another sweet -n- simple card created with the Pleased As Punch Designer Series paper.  Let’s Fold it Back and See What Blooms!!  I’m using the cute little flower pattern and when you fold back the right hand corner, you will see the stripped pattern on the other side.

This gave me the idea to embellish the fold by punching out the sweet little flowers on the designer paper. Not all of the flowers I punched out are “full” … some are cut off by the edges of the paper but I simply tucked those edges under a full flower to hide ’em!  What you are left with is a beautiful row of blooming flowers …


The flowers are punched using the Small Bloom Punch which you can earn FREE during Sale-a-bration with a qualifying amount.  Each bloom is adorned with a Rhinestone gem in the center.

The flap this is pulled back is attached with a simple Stampin’ Dimensional so the tip sits up slightly. Then I added another bloom to embellish that spot.  The bloom is also attached with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  The entire piece of designer paper is attached to a Coastal Cabana piece of carstock …

Our greeting is stamped onto the corner using the Whisper White Craft Ink and then White Emboss Powder and heat set.  I love the look of White on White … it creates a more vivid look.  The greeting comes from the Little Lady Bug stamp set.  This is also a FREE item … a special gift to our Hostesses who have sales or a party of $300 or more.

Here are the items I used to create this card … Click on any image for more information.


Today’s card is another example of how easy it is to create cute cards when using your favorite designer papers.  This technique can be used wit so many different papers … have fun with it.

Thanks for stopping back today and checking out another card sample using the Pleased As Punch Designer Series paper.

So … when you are working with your favorite designer paper, don’t forget to fold it back and see what blossoms. Have a great day, Linda.

Simply Sunday: Gettin’ Punchy

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you are enjoying your weekend. Today I’d like to share a few cards with you that highlight the beautiful “Pleased as Punch” Designer Series Paper.  This little tour of cards will lead you to the “Under My Umbrella” stamp set … this will set you up for the cards I will be sharing with you tomorrow and Tuesday.

The “Pleased As Punch” Designer paper was introduced with the Coordination Product release.  These are special products created to coordinate with our favorite products from the January–June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration.

The “Pleased As Punch” Designer paper coordinates with the Heart Punch Pack, Tulip Builder and Umbrella Builder punches all from the Mini Catalog and the Bloom Punch which you can earn FREE during Sale-a-bration!

Here is a simple and cute card that I created with the Heart Punch Pack that is part of the Heartfelt Bundle found in the NEW Spring Mini Catalog. I embellished my punched hearts with pearls and the little flowers and greeting is part of the January 2020 Paper Pumpkin….

The pretty gingham background paper is included in the Pleased as Punch Designer Series paper!

This sweet card was created with the Small Bloom Punch that you can get for FREE during Sale-a-bration.  I teamed it up with two patterns from the Pleased as Punch Designer paper. You can actually punch out the flowers from the designer paper making this card super simple to recreate …..

You have just seen 4 patterns used in two different cards … the versatility of this amazing paper is endless.  Let’s move on to yet another card.  This card also featured that pretty pink gingham paper and highlights the tulips that coordinate with the Timeless Tulips Bundle

If the winter has you a bit punchy, then the Pleased as Punch Designer paper should be on your Wish List.  It coordinates with four different punch packs / punches yet can be used for any card and any occasion.

My last card comes from the Under My Umbrella bundle …

This pattern in the Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper allows you punch both the open and closed umbrellas. I fell in love with this paper while creating all these cards but it was the “Under My Umbrella” bundle that inspired me to purchase it.

And it was those little boots that pulled at my heart strings … There was nothing stopping me for purchasing the Under My Umbrella stamp set.  You will see more in the next few days.

Until then … I hope you enjoyed see how versatile the Pleased As Punch Designer paper is.  Please note that this is a special product introduction that will only be available during Sale-a-bration … OR Until Supplies Last!

Thank you for hanging out with me this Sunday, and I’ll see you tomorrow.

Enjoy the rest of your day ~

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST:If you don’t have a demonstrator and would love any of the items shown today, I’d be honored to have you as a customer. I do offer a Virtual Rewards Point for each $50 purchase (before Ship/Tax).


Create Flowers Quickly & Easily with this punch …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Last week I shared a cute card that featured the “Pleased As Punch” Designer Series paper … I also incorporated the Small Bloom Punch which made it easy to quickly create the flower cut outs.  You can use these blooms for your cards, scrapbooks, and other paper projects … You’ll love the Small Bloom Punch and it’s versatility.

If you love small paper flowers then you will love the small blooms punch. Easily create as many flowers as you want for all of your projects. These small blooms punch is easy to use and FREE with qualifying amount during Stampin’ Up!s Sale-A-Bration Promotion.

Take a minute and watch this short video and learn more about this fun punch … and see some great samples. My favorite is the pretty gift bag adorned with a rainbow of flowers.

Earn this flower punch FREE (and / or the coordinating stamp set) with a qualifying purchase January 3–March 31, 2020, during our Sale-A-Bration promotion!  Here is the cute card that was shown in the video and features the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set …

The Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set is a perfect floral stamp set for cards. Make thank you cards and congratulations cards with the sentiments in this set, or mix and match this set with other stamp sentiments to make cards for any occasion. This Two-Step Stampin’ set lets you layer images to create more depth and interest. Get the stamp set with its coordinating punch, and make piles of cards in a snap! Earn this stamp set FREE with a qualifying purchase January 3–March 31, 2020, during our Sale-A-Bration promotion!

So pull out your WISH LIST and let’s get these great products into your stamp room!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Reflections of the Past … Sprinkled with New

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m not sure if you team won the SuperBowl or not but I do know that Card #1 with the image centered WON hands down; here and on Facebook!  Thank you to all that joined in on the fun and voted ❤

Today I’m sharing the cards I created with the “Pleased As Punch” Designer paper along with cards that were made using the bundles that coordinate with this amazing paper.  Enjoy the card parade.

First up is the WINNER  of our card contest …

I’m always ready to try something new but I kind of favored the centering of the image too.  I’d like to share another project that was created using the Under My Umbrella bundle …

One of the items from the Coordinating”Pleased As Punch” designer paper were the tulips so I’ll just share a cute card that was created by Stampin’ Up! using the  “Timeless Tulips” bundle …

If you remember a couple days ago when I shared this card that featured both the “Pleased as Punch” Designer paper and the Small Bloom Punch…

You can quickly create flower cut outs for your cards, scrapbooks, and other paper projects using the Small Bloom Punch. Earn this flower punch FREE with a qualifying purchase January 3–March 31, 2020, during our Sale-A-Bration promotion! Here is another sample …

You can also get the coordinating stamp set for FREE during Sale-a-bration and here is a cute card created by Stampin’ Up! …

Wow … Three totally different style of cards!  And when you think of versatility … think of the Heartfelt Bundle. Here is my card that kicked off the entire series …

Then I have another card to share that highlights this bundle …

Wasn’t that fun to see how versatile these bundles are and how quick it is to create these cards when teamed up with the designer paper.

Thank you for hanging out with me today. I appreciate it.

Have yourself a beautiful day!




Spring Flowers … Just Because!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Welcome to February 1st … and only a few more days until the Coordination Product Release! I have another cute card that you can create using the Pleased As Punch Designer Series paper.  Today we’ll coordinate this lovely paper with the Small Bloom Punch.

Again, I’m giving you a peek at both sides of the designer paper… one side is the cute flowers that coordinate with the punch and the other is these fun stripes.  This is a fun and simple card for you to recreate.  I thought it would be fun to share why I chose the images I used.

I wanted to bring the lines from the striped bottom into the top area so I chose the Swirly Frames stamp set and used the “circular” line image … I knew my pretty little flowers were going to embellish this image to create a wreath appearance.

Now that I have a circle image, I decided to bring in the Whisper White 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and tied a bow. The little polka dots on the ribbon not only tie into our circular image but actually highlights the pearls on the flower as well. 

STAMPING TIP: Did you know that you can actually “dye” the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon?  With a little water, a few drops of your refill ink in a bowl, you can soak this ribbon until it reaches the desired color … pull it out and let it dry. How cool is that!!

The greeting I used came from the December 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit.  This was an amazing stamp set (one of the main reasons I subscribe to Paper Pumpkin … to get the exclusive stamp sets!!) It was filled with greetings you could use year round.  It’s a perfect time to try out Paper Pumpkin because with a 3 month, 6 month, or a 12 month Pre-Paid subscription … YOU Qualify for FREE Sale-a-Bration items.

All the elements used together to create this card blend together so beautifully and you end up with a cute, fun card that your friends or loved ones would be happy to receive … just because!

Thank you for your visit today, stop back tomorrow with yet another “Pleased As Punch” card.

Have fun today!!



Make your flowers pop!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

With this crazy weather and another snow storm looming … It’s time to think Spring!!  That’s right, we are in love with the Small Bloom Punch. Why? Because it’s cute, fun, and it helps bring your cards to life!

Make creativity simple by using this punch with the Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set to send everyone around you thoughtful sentiments that can make any occasion a little bit brighter. This would be a perfect gift for anyone in your life who just loves flowers.

The Small Bloom Punch will leave you “blooming” with ideas, and if you spend $100, you get this punch for FREE! Now there’s something worth Sale-A-Brating.

I’m thrilled with this Sale-a-bration catalog, and our new Mini Catalog, but I’m still working with bundles from the Annual Catalog!! One amazing bundle will be featured at my Spring Retreat … can’t wait!!

Have a great day and thanks for checking in today.