Banners & Butterflies

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a cute little project that I wanted to share that comes directly out of our annual catalog. This is the best place to gather ideas and get inspired, you’ll always find the hottest trends.

Trending now are banners & butterflies, both of which you will find on today’s project …


The bag for our project is a “Kraft Tag a Bag” Gift Bag found on page 176. Just insert your gift (these are also “food safe”… how cool is that!) and begin layering & embellishing.

Let’s begin with our banner cut from our “Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate” … it’s new this year and really fun to work with.  Next you’ll see a ribbon layer cut from our new “Mini Striped” Ribbon – adds a nice pop of color. Layered on top of that you will find the “Delicate White Doilies” also new this year!


Now comes our butterfly die cut from our “Butterflies” Thinlits … I use these with the new “Big Shot Platform” and the “Precision Base Plate”. They work great together when using these detailed dies. “Precision Base Plate” – Not to be used with the open face die like the small butterfly, circles, ovals, etc.

Of course I used the “Die Brush” to help me get all those little pieces out of my delicate butterfly. Such a time saver … you no longer have to pick or push the pieces out of your die! I simply love it!!

A cute embellishment to top off your package and to draw out the gold dots on your “Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate” are the new “Gold Binder Clips”. They are so cute and really draw your eye to your project.


Last but definitely not least is our greeting! It comes from the stamp set “Suite Sayings” … you’ve seen me use this stamp set a lot! And … it’s done in that banner style! You can trim this yourself, use a square punch or use our new “Bunch of Banners” Framelits… Perfection every time!

So … next time you need some inspiration, just pick up your Stampin’ Up! catalog or check out my archives, either way … you’ll get some great ideas.

Thank you so much for stopping by today … Hope yours is a good one!


TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … You can click on any item for more information about it, or to begin your shopping experience. Thank you! Linda

Blessings of Easter Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

On Monday I shared my “Thanks for Being You” card on my post I called: Friendship is Golden …


So today I thought I would show you what I did with the leftovers!!  That’s right – save those tabs!

I really like playing with the new Sunburst Thinlits Die … it cuts easily (I did use the Precision Base Plate) and I’ve seen quite a few cute cards done with this die.

STAMPIN’ TIP … I cut out an additional sunburst (in a different color) to use as my template … hold in place with a glue dot or removable adhesive.


I used Very Vanilla card front and placed my template down adhering with a removable adhesive so I wouldn’t damage my card.  Then I began tucking the gold cut out pieces into my template.  I held them in place by using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755). Once I got all the pieces in place, I removed the template and set the cardfront off to the side.

Next, I cut a piece of the White Vellum Cardstock (101856) a quarter inch smaller than my base so that the tips of the “sunburst” beams peeked out from the vellum. I then embossed my greeting in gold. This beautiful Easter greeting also comes from the stamp set Suite Saying. I used this stamp set on Monday’s card too.

  • Vellum = 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″
  • Vanilla Base w/Gold sunburst pieces = 3-3/4″ x 5″
  • Gold Foil Mat = 4″ x 5-1/4″

I then matted the card front with Gold Foil sheet … I love the way the golden rays stretch out into the gold to frame our Easter greeting. I used the stampin’ dimensionals to pop up the entire card front on the Vanilla base.


I added a bow from the gold twine … not sure I like it! Hmmm … what do you think?

From scraps on Monday to a beautiful Easter card on Thursday …


I hope I inspired you to get a little creative with your scraps, just play and have fun! And thank you for spending a part of your day with me.

Have a wonderful Thursday ~


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Friendship is Golden …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! A bit drab and rainy around here, but I had a Stamp Club Saturday morning and was busy working on my stamping projects and website so I didn’t mind staying in.

Speaking of Stamp Clubs … our technique / product showcase this month was the “Sunburst Thinlits Die”. The groups loved the cards I designed for them, and I was telling them that they could cut 2 and do a slight twist  … well, let me just show you!


I cut out two sunbursts, one in Very Vanilla and the other in the Gold Foil –  they are so pretty together. I set the Vanilla on top of the gold and gave it a little twist so the gold peeked out. I then mounted the entire piece onto my Very Vanilla base. HINT: I use a lot of dimensionals on the back … you don’t want sections of the rays to drop down.

For my greeting, I opted out of the bundle and chose the “Suite Sayings” and the Thanks for Being You. Sometimes you have people who do wonderful things for you and you just have to say Thanks! A friendship that is golden … thus my color choices for my card.

I heat embossed my greeting in gold and punched it with the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch and matted it with the Gold Foil punched at 2″.


I couldn’t leave the inside plain, I had to continue with the “feeling” of the card so I chose the “Feel Goods” stamp set and heat embossed the “Those who bring Sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves” in gold.  What a beautiful verse and how fitting … it really ties in with the theme of my card.

It may appear simple but it is a card packed full of thought and emotion. From the sunburst die to the sunshine verse … what a beautiful way to say Thank You!


Hope you enjoyed my card today. I love sharing different ways to use a product, it makes them much more versatile for you, and it won’t sit on the shelf (that is not good).

If you have a product you would like to see showcased on my blog … just add a comment below and hopefully I have it because I’d love to help you out.

Thanks for stopping by today, hope it’s a good one.


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My Heart Smiles …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a sweet card to share with you that my stampers made at my last Stamp-a-stack. The card highlights the “Botanicals” bundle… to me it’s one of those stamp sets that you just have to have when you open that catalog!


I have to compliment Stampin’ Up! on creating such an amazing group of stamps, designer paper, dies and accessories. They coordinate so beautifully.

I used the “Botanical Gardens” designer paper to help me choose my color pallet – Cajun Craze, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow (the Botanical Gardens Paper Pack) and Whisper White.


The Hello Honey became the base of my card. I layered the Mossy Meadow and a strip of designer paper on next – that would act as a mat to my Whisper White which I cut the leave border out from the framelit die. There is also a strip of the designer paper on the inside of the card.

Next I cut out the leaf and one of the flowers, popped it up with a dimensional and added one of the beautiful “Botanical Gardens Jewels” to top off my flower.

I wanted more color and dimension to the card so I punched out three flowers from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. I added a touch of bling with the “Rhinestones” and attached the flower with the “Mini Glue Dots”.


Last but definitely not least is our greeting … “My Heart Smiles Just Thinking Of you”. The beautiful verse comes from the “Suite Sayings” stamp set. So many great greetings in this stamp set!

Don’t you just love all the ideas and the wonderful things you can make with this product suite! So so pretty and versatile… I just can’t get enough.

Thank you for visiting today, it’s much appreciated.

Have a joyful Monday and a great week.





Simply Sunday: They Say It’s Your Birthday!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a cute birthday card to share with you and it is much easier than it appears!

I started with the “It’s My Party” Designer Series paper. Designer paper is my “go to” stampin’ supply when I need a quick card. It takes all the guess work out of choosing color patterns … it’s done for you.


I decided I wanted to go Basic … Black that is for my card base, then Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry for my pop of color. I really wanted my card to be special so I added the Silver Glimmer paper.

I knew I wanted to highlight the stars in the designer paper so I pulled out my “Stars” framelits! The ease of this card and how I cut my 3 stars was to layer all 3 stars inside of each other! AND … I did that from the silver glimmer paper that is now the mat behind the designer paper.

Once you have your 3 stars (2 smaller ones inside the largest) layered on your paper, run them through the BigShot.  Follow up by cutting the two larger stars out in the colors you desire. I used the Crushed Curry for my largest star, then Melon Mambo for the middle size star.  Now attach the colored stars to the back of the glimmer stars … I used glue dots, they work great without making a mess.


I come from the “Beatles” generation so when I say the “They Say It’s Your Birthday” … I just had to get the “Suite Sayings” stamp set! There are so many nice greetings for all different occasions, you’ll surely want to add it to your collection. I finished my greeting by creating a banner with the “Triple Banner” punch.

You don’t have to stick to the annual or occasions catalog when creating your cards and projects, these stamps and accessories where designed to coordinate together. I think my little birthday card came together nicely! So a “Happy Birthday” to you if today is your day!


And don’t forget … It’s Sale-a-bration! I’m sure that a nice combination of these products will warrant a FREE Sale-a-bration item of your choice.  I’ve listed the supplies below for you to view.

Thanks much for stopping by ~

Have a fantastic day!