I Love You Valentine …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I have the Valentine card as promised. A sweet and simple card that gets right to the point “I Freakin’ Love You”. The sentiment comes from our Yippee Skippee stamp set found in the main catalog … click on the right side of the screen directly on the catalog to view it.


Our sweet little hearts come from the Hello Life stamp set in the new Occasions catalog. I really love this stamp set because it can be used for so many occasions. I chose the polka dot heart to coordinate with the polka dots in our designer paper. The designer paper comes from the “Stacked with Love” paper stack on page 5 of the Occasions Catalog.

I masked the red heart and stamped the simple outlined heart so it appears to be behind the red. I then added a touch of glitter into it.

Thanks for stopping back today.

Have a wonderful Wednesday ~





Flippin’ for You!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I hope those of you who live near me in Wisconsin got a chance to get outside yesterday … what a beautiful day!  I also hope you all had a chance to look over the Weekly Deals I posted because today I’m going to share with you a few of those!

I’ve have the cutest card, stampin’ tips & techniques that you’ll flip over!  Let’s begin with the front of the card.  I used Melon Mambo for my flip card and the “Label Card” Thinlit die – one of our weekly deals … Sweet!


Speaking of sweet, I paired the Melon Mambo with the “Sweet Taffy” Designer Series paper.  I cut the designer paper to fit the inside of my card, then I aligned it within the framelit die to cut out the area that flips.


Now my designer paper is perfectly notched out and has the perfect mambo frame of color around it.  The Whisper White pieces for the greetings, were cut with one of the thinlits that are included with the card thinlit … it actually contains 9 dies!


Because I love polka dots and texture … I used the “Perfect Polka Dot” folder to the left side of my lip card.  I took a picture of how I just tucked that piece into the folder, then folded the card behind the folder.  I did not use any tabs when embossing this folder.


My greeting is from “Yippee Skippee” … also on sale this week!  I love this quirky and fun stamp set.  I used the black StazOn™ because I like the richness of the black color, and it smells good! LOL

I snuck the little heart from the “Another Thank You” stamp set to add a bit more color to my sentiments.

The third item from the Weekly deals list that I am using on my card, is the brand NEW “Sweetheart” punch!!  I punched it out of the Silver Glimmer paper and dyed it Melon Mambo!

TO DYE: All you need is a sponge dauber … then you can either use the ink pad or the ink refill.  I prefer the refill because it’s quicker and I get a darker color quicker.  Stampin’ Tip …  I dampen the sponge dauber first (not wet) but it really helps spread the ink evenly over the glimmer paper.

Now, for the inside of the card …


I hope you enjoyed today’s card, the stampin’ tips of trimming the designer paper, embossing just a section of a card, and the technique of dying glimmer paper.

I’d love to hear what you think!  Thanks so much for following along.

Have yourself a flippin’ awesome day!


Please note that the sales price is not reflected on the ingredient list below … to check the Weekly Deals, just scroll up until you see it listed on the right hand side of the blog – then click on it.  That will take you directly to my “Weekly Deals” on my website.

Too Much Happy?

Hello My Stampin’ Friends,

My, my … You can never have too much happy!  Such is the thought of my card share today.  As promised, I will share with you a sample created with the “Weekly Deals”.  Today’s card features the Perfect Pennants Bigz Die… on sale now, through Monday 4/7/14.

Perfect Pennants Bigz Die

Perfect Pennants Bigz Die 123126
Price: $32.95 NOW $24.71
Create trendy pennants and banners with our Perfect Pennants Bigz L Die! The innovative designs in these longer Bigz dies give you new and interesting creative options. Ideal for cutting thicker materials and multiple layers. Use with Standard Cutting Pads. Measures 6″ x 8-3/4″.

I figured that you could make a banner using that die.   The little decor embellishments work great on your pennants / banners and I wanted to show you how to put them onto a card.  Here it will mat and highlight my greeting!


The greeting comes from the stamp set “Yippee Skippee” in our main catalog.  I stamped it onto vanilla cardstock, using the black StazOn™ ink.

My patterned paper comes from (some of you already know) the Modern Medley Designer Series paper.  Who doesn’t love polka dots!

I teamed it up with this cute little flower from the “Mixed Bunch” stamp set.  You can find that on page 89 of the Stampin’ Up! catalog.  Many of my club members have this set, so I thought you would enjoy another use for this stamp set.  The circles (dots) in the flowers work well with the designer paper.

To create the “pop” on the card I used the Gumball Green stitched satin ribbon and my die cut piece in the coordinating cardstock.


A quick and simple card to make that anyone would love to receive… very cheery.

I’m posting the ingredients below- just click on the link for more details or to purchase.  Don’t forget the “Perfect Pennants” Bigz die is on sale through Monday.

Thank you for sharing part of your day with me …

Have a “HAPPY” Sunday ~




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.


Extending the fun … Technique!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you enjoyed your weekend… yesterday was filled with sunshine!  Just what our endorphins needed.

Today I would like to share with you a project that I did with my Technique Clubs this month.  They learned a sweet tip on how to extend the card length when using the Thinlit Dies.

I will also share two different Designer Series Paper and how they can change the look of a card.  My first card was done with the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper – a FREE product that can get with a Sale-a-bration purchase of $50 or more.  (Sale-a-bration begins January 28th).  Now that’s YUMMY!


I love how the “Needlepoint Border” folder matches the designer paper.  I highlighted the stitching by dragging the “White Stampin’ Chalk Marker” over the top of it.  It really completes the card.

I used “Crisp Cantaloupe” cardstock, but the photo is making it look a bit “pinky” …. sorry!

Stampin’ Tip to Extend Card Length …


Slide cardstock underneath the circle area of the die – leaving the other side of cardstock “above” the die (See Photo)


When you have the cardstock over the top of the die, it will not cut… however, it leaves a nice score line for you to fold the extended card over.  It will fit into the envelope perfectly.

Here is a shot of both of the cards.  I promised the ladies I would post them both because some classes used the “Sweet Sorbet” and the other class used the “Watercolor Wonder”.  Both look amazing, but still very different.


I think you could put the “Watercolor Wonder” Designer Series Paper on any card and make it look good.  Here I just replaced the Basic Black punched circle with the “Tangerine Tango” … a suggestion from Richella.  I love the way it looks!  Thanks for the help Richella!

You will find the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper along with the “Perfect Pennants” Stamp Set in the Occasions Catalog.  I have listed supplies to create the cards at the bottom of the blog.


I hope you can now extended the fun on your cards by using this little stampin’ tip.  It gives you much more room to write (or stamp on)!

Have a great day!


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






 Perfect Pennants Stamp Set – WOOD



 Perfect Pennants Stamp Set – CLEAR



 Circle Card Thinlets Die



 Needlepoint Border Embossing Folders



 Circle Collection Framelit Dies



 2-1/2” Circle Punch



 Magnetic Plateform



 Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper

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

Circle me happy …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

As I said yesterday … I would make you a card from some of the items listed in the “Weekly Deals.”

Today’s card will feature the “Circles Collection Framelits” and the “Bermuda Bay Ink Pad“.  You will also get a “Sneak Peek” from the the New “Blessed Easter” stamp set!  Available January 3rd … tomorrow!!

Circles Collection Framelits Dies

Circle Collection Framelits Dies
Item # 130911
Regular Price: $26.95
Discounted Price: $20.21

Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad

Bermuda Bay Classic Pad Item #131171
Regular Price: $5.95
Discounted Price: $4.46

I have always wanted to make a “Circle” card, and since I was featuring the Circle framelits, I thought… “no better time than the present!”  What do you think?


I used the Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana cardstock and inks.  To create the circle card, you begin with a “folded” piece of cardstock.  Align your circle die (here I used the largest, which is the scallop) above the fold.  This will give you a folded card.  If you place it under the fold… you will end up with 2 circles.  Next, I layered the colors by size so I would end up with the white center.

I then inked up the flower from the “Blessed Easter” stamp set (in the new Occasions catalog) with the Coastal Cabana ink … “omitting” the greeting.  The greeting on today’s card comes from the stamp set “Yippee Skipee” found on page 37 of the main catalog.


To complete my card and add a bit of dimension, I used my blender pen and added some of the Bermuda Bay color into the tulips.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Have an awesome week!

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






 Circle Collection Framelits



 BermudaBay Ink Pad



 BermudaBay Cardstock



 Yippee Skippee Stamp Set – WOOD



 Yippee Skippee Stamp Set – CLEAR



 Blender Pens (Set of 3)

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

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!


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Have a great week!

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