Stampin’ Up! Mystery Stamping Birthday Card

Tuesday night my Art & Soul team was invited to participate in this month’s Mystery Stamping.

Ahead of time I give them the measurements and the very vague product they’ll need (eg: three ink colors, a long sentiment, an embossing folder of their choice).

Then I describe each step and what they’re to do. Naturally because we’re all using different product, the cards are similar but each unique.

Here’s what I made as the sample (even though they didn’t see it). Be sure to check out the bottom of this post to see what the team made.

Stampin’ Up! Party Puffins Birthday Card

My card starts off with Poppy Parade cardstock.

Stampin’ Up! Party Puffins Birthday Card

I then took a panel of Flirty Flamingo cardstock and embossed it using the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder. I put it next to a pattern from the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper and matted it on Basic White cardstock.

Stampin’ Up! Party Puffins Birthday Card

I then stamped the sentiment from the Party Puffins Stamp Set in Memento Black ink and cut it out using the Harvest Dies, adhering it down with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin’ Up! Party Puffins Birthday Card

I stamped the puffin in Memento Black ink and colored him in using Poppy Parade, Flirty Flamingo, Pumpkin Pie, and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Markers. I fussy cut him out and adhered him over the sentiment.

Stampin’ Up! Party Puffins Birthday Card

Lastly, I added a couple of rhinestones around the card.

Thanks for checking out my card today!

Stampin’ Up! Party Puffins Birthday Card

Now for what the Art & Soul team made.

Jillian’s card:

Debbie’s card:

Karen’s card:

Joanne’s card:

And Jessica’s card:

We would love to have you be part of the team and join in on the Mystery Stamping in October!!

Right now during Sale-a-bration, Stampin’ Up! has quite an offer going and we would love to welcome you!!! I have ladies from all across the States and we have a great time together!


You’re invited to a Fall Frenzy Virtual Retreat on Oct 22-23.

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Stampin’ Up! Textures & Frames Card

I am getting a little extra artsy today.

Ready for it…

Stampin’ Up! Textures & Frames Card

It is part of this week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday’s Blog Hop color challenge.

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My card starts off with Blackberry Bliss cardstock which I covered with a Blackberry Pattern from the Regals Designer Series Paper.

Stampin’ Up! Textures & Frames Card

I took a panel of Basic White cardstock and used the Textures & Frames Stamp Set and stamped the “splotch” in Polished Pink, Blackberry Bliss, and

Stampin’ Up! Textures & Frames Card

I used the Stamparatus to create my “splotch effect.”

I stamped the “splotch” from the Textures & Frames Stamp Set in Polished Pink ink. I cleaned off the stamp (without removing it), inked it up in Versamark ink and stamped down. I sprinkled it with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it.

Stampin’ Up! Textures & Frames Card

I repeated this with the other colors Blackberry Bliss and Cinnamon Cider. Going over it with Clear Embossing Powder gives it a really cook shiny effect.

Stampin' Up! Textures & Frames Card

I stamped the flower from the In Symmetry Stamp Set in Polished Pink and the leaf in Cinnamon Cider ink, fussy cutting them out, and adhering them down with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Textures & Frames Card

I stamped the sentiment from the In Symmetry Stamp Set in Blackberry Bliss underneath.

Thanks for checking out my project today!


Now click the button below to see what Sue’s created this week.

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Kristi Gray
  4. Jaimie Babarczy <— You Are Here
  5. Sue Prather
  6. Karen Finkle
  7. Akiko Sudano
  8. Karen Ksenzakovic

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Stampin’ Up! Christmas Trees Thinking of You Card

I love taking one product and reworking it to have many uses for different occasions, holidays, and sentiments.

It’s all about getting the most out of your product!!!

Today I used the Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper for a thinking of you card.

I’ve been making lots of Christmas cards lately and my stash of general greetings and thank you cards is depleted, but I really wanted to use this beautiful paper.

The fun part of this card is that the trees are cut out of the white circle giving you sort of a peekaboo like through. I also created this massive banner. I’m going to show you exactly how to do this so your banner is perfectly even!

Join me tonight at 7:30 EDT over on my Facebook page as I’ll be making this really quick and simple thinking of you card!!! Join me live and you’ll have a chance to win the card!

If you ever miss a tutorial, you can watch them all over on my YouTube Channel.


You’re invited to a Fall Frenzy Virtual Retreat on Oct 22-23.

It’s everything you love about a retreat but from the comfort and safety of your home!

You can find all the details about it here.


Use this host code – TZJH7F4G– when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10 in any current catalog.


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Stampin’ Up! Classic Cloche Card

I swear sometimes if my head wasn’t stuck on my shoulders, I’d lose it.

Today’s card was one I made for last week’s Wednesday night live…
I forgot I made it…
Made a different one…
And later remembered this one.

So, I’m going to be making this one today over on YouTube instead at 1:00 pm EDT. I sure hope to “see” you then!

I’m using non-traditional Christmas colors for this card that shows off the Classic Cloche Bundle.

(By the way, I hope you can make it to the live tutorial today because I need your help pronouncing this bundle.)

If you ever miss any of my tutorials, you can check them out over on YouTube, and while there, be sure to subscribe to my channel so you don’t miss out on anything!!

And here’s a plug for tomorrow night, Wednesday, I’ll be live over in Facebook at 7:30 pm EDT. Hope to “see” you there as well!!

Stampin' Up! Classic Cloche Christmas Card

Thanks for checking out my project today!

Stampin' Up! Classic Cloche Christmas Card

You’re invited to a Fall Frenzy Virtual Retreat on Oct 22-23.

It’s everything you love about a retreat but from the comfort and safety of your home!

You can find all the details about it here.


Use this host code – TZJH7F4G– when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10 in any current catalog.


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Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Shapes Card

I love metallic touches on a card.

Today I used a blue color pallet with pops of gold.

Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Shapes Card

My card starts off with Thick Basic White cardstock.

Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Shapes Card

I then took another panel of Basic White cardstock and stamped the squares from the Watercolor Shapes Stamp Set in (from the top) Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, and Misty Moonlight ink. I then embossed it using the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.

Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Shapes Card

I then used the Artistic Dies to cut out a gold leaf, adhering it over the stamped squares.

Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Shapes Card

I stamped the sentiment from the In Symmetry Stamp Set in Misty Moonlight ink, which I fussy cut out and adhered down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Watercolor Shapes Card

Lastly, I added a couple of Gold Pearls around and a Bumblebee Trinket.

Stampin' Up! Watercolor Shapes Card

Thanks for checking out my project today!


Today’s card was inspired by this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.


You’re invited to a Fall Frenzy Virtual Retreat on Oct 22-23.

It’s everything you love about a retreat but from the comfort and safety of your home!

You can find all the details about it here.


Use this host code – TZJH7F4G– when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10 in any current catalog.


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Stampin’ Up! Dear Friend Plentiful Plants Card

Sometimes you just want a simple card with a simple message to tell a friend thanks…

My card starts off with Evening Evergreen cardstock, which I covered with a pattern from the Bloom Where You’re Planted Designer Series Paper.

Next I took a panel of Basic White cardstock and stamped the sentiment in Evening Evergreen ink. Underneath, I adhered the brick pattern from the Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP.

I stamped the one greenery in Soft Succulent ink directly on the Basic White cardstock and again on a separate piece of Basic White. I stamped the other greenery in Evening Evergreen ink. I cut them both out using the coordinating Perfect Plants Dies.

Lastly, I added a little Bumblebee Trinket and pearl next to the sentiment.

Thanks for checking out my project today!


You’re invited to a Fall Frenzy Virtual Retreat on Oct 22-23.

It’s everything you love about a retreat but from the comfort and safety of your home!

You can find all the details about it here.


Use this host code – TZJH7F4G– when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10 in any current catalog.


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Stampin’ Up! Frosted Gingerbread Christmas Card

I love the suites that Stampin’ Up! puts together. It’s all coordinated product that’s meant to go together which makes paper crafting so easy!

For today’s card, I used product from the Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite.

Stampin' Up! Frosted Gingerbread Christmas Card

It’s part of this week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop which is a sketch challenge.

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My card starts off with Real Red cardstock, which I covered with a pattern from the Gingerbread & Peppermint Designer Series Paper.

Stampin' Up! Frosted Gingerbread Christmas Card

I next took a panel of Basic White cardstock and stamped the lace detail on either side of it in Real Red ink. I then matted this on a Cinnamon Cider panel.

Stampin' Up! Frosted Gingerbread Christmas Card

I then took another pattern from the Gingerbread & Peppermint Designer Series Paper and fussy cut out the mittens – aren’t they the cutest!

Stampin' Up! Frosted Gingerbread Christmas Card

I stamped the sentiment from the Frosted Gingerbread Stamp Set in Versamark ink on Real Red cardstock, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and heat set it. I cut it out with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.

Stampin' Up! Frosted Gingerbread Christmas Card

Lastly, I added a couple of acrylic shapes around.

Stampin' Up! Frosted Gingerbread Christmas Card

Thanks for checking out my project today.


Now click the button below to see what Sue’s created this week!

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Kristi Gray
  4. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here
  5. Sue Prather
  6. Karen Finkle
  7. Akiko Sudano
  8. Karen Ksenzakovic

Use this host code – TZJH7F4G– when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10 in any current catalog.


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Stampin’ Up! Delicate Dahlias Fun Fold

Have you ever had an idea in your head for a card, but not really sure how to get it to work?

That’s the story with today’s card.

I had this idea to do a fun fold where the banners kind of interlock and hold it closed.

It uses the beautiful Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper and the Delicate Dahlias Stamp Set.

I made the card as part of my Wednesday night live tutorial and collectively, we were able to improve the fun fold aspect of the card. Be sure to check it out below!

You can watch step-by-step how to make this card in the video below:


You’re invited to a Fall Frenzy Virtual Retreat on Oct 22-23.

It’s everything you love about a retreat but from the comfort and safety of your home!

You can find all the details about it here.


Use this host code – TZJH7F4G– when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10 in any current catalog.


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Stampin’ Up! Sparkle of the Season Halloween Card

This month’s Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop theme is “Halloween.”

I hope you have fun browsing through the different blogs and seeing what everyone created this month for Halloween.

Stampin' Up! Sparkle of the Season Halloween Card

For the theme, I made a simple Halloween card using the Sparkle of the Season Bundle.

I love this bundle because it covers such a wide range of seasons and holidays, that you really get a lot of bang for your buck.

Stampin' Up! Sparkle of the Season Halloween Card

I paired it with a pattern from the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper. Really, I had a hard time choosing which pattern to use because they’re all so great!

Stampin' Up! Sparkle of the Season Halloween Card

I used colors right from the Designer Series Paper to help me choose what colors to use for the die cut pieces of the broom, pumpkin, and bats.

Stampin' Up! Sparkle of the Season Halloween Card

I made this card as part of my Tuesday Live video on YouTube. You can check out the video tutorial below.

Stampin' Up! Sparkle of the Season Halloween Card

Thanks for checking out my project today!

Stampin' Up! Sparkle of the Season Halloween Card

You can check out the live step-by-step tutorial below:


Now click the buttons below to see what the rest of the team created this month!

  1. Karen Ksenzakovic
  2. Jillian Good
  3. Jaimie Babarczy <— You Are Here
  4. Karen Finkle
  5. Mary Deatherage
  6. Tara Carpenter
  7. Donna Leonard
  8. Akiko Sudano
  9. Terry Lynn Bright
  10. Sue Prather
  11. Amy Koenders

We have such a great group of ladies who are a part of the team from all across the United States.

We’re all united by our love for paper crafting.

We recently did an ARTisan Pizza Party in which I shared lots of the benefits and value of joining the team right now during Sale-a-bration. You can check that out here.


Use this host code – TZJH7F4G– when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10 in any current catalog.


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Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Deer Christmas Card

Buffalo check is still hot this fall and winter, so when I saw it in the Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper, I knew I NEEDED it.

Better yet, it’s free right now during Sale-a-bration with a $50 order!!

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Deer Christmas Card

My card today starts off with Real Red cardstock, which I covered with a red buffalo check pattern from the Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Deer Christmas Card

I then took another pattern from that Designer Series Paper and matted it on Basic White cardstock.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Deer Christmas Card

I used the Deer Builder Punch to cut out a deer from yet another pattern and adhered him down with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Deer Christmas Card

Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Christmas to Remember Stamp Set in Real Red ink and cut it out using the Seasonal Labels Dies.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Deer Christmas Card

Lastly, I added a couple of dots around the sentiment.

Thanks for checking out my project!!
Be sure to place a $50 order to get this really beautiful paper!

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Deer Christmas Card

Today’s card was inspired by this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.


You’re invited to a Fall Frenzy Virtual Retreat on Oct 22-23.

It’s everything you love about a retreat but from the comfort and safety of your home!

You can find all the details about it here.


Use this host code – TZJH7F4G– when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10 in any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
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