Stampin’ Up! Truly Tailored Birthday Card

Masculine cards can always be challenging.

The Truly Tailored Stamp Set and coordinating suite makes putting together Father’s Day cards or masculine birthday cards pretty easy.

My dad’s birthday is in March and I thought this would be a great card for him.

My card starts off with Night of Navy cardstock.  I then matted two pieces of Very Vanilla cardstock over one another.  I cut three patterns from the True Gentleman DSP in 1′ strips and cut the ends as a banner to adhere to the card front.  I wrapped over the top of them a piece of Night of Navy corduroy ribbon.

I stamped the sentiment from the Truly Tailored Stamp Set in Tranquil Tide ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut it out using the Tailored Tag Punch.  I adhered it with Stampin Dimensionals.  I tied a bow through a button from the True Gentleman Buttons and adhered it over the corduroy ribbon.

I stamped the sentiment from the Truly Tailored Stamp Set in Tranquil Tide ink on the inside of the card.

Enjoy!

FACEBOOK LIVE TUTORIAL:

Tonight at 7:30 pm EST I’ll be sharing my Facebook Live Tutorial.  I’ll be showing a card that uses the masking technique.  Watch live, leave a comment, and at the end I’ll draw a name for someone to win tonight’s card!


MARCH MAILED STAMP KIT:

March’s Mailed Stamp Kit features the Waterfront Stamp Set.

Just order the Waterfront Stamp Set #146386 using the host code: CD9HTAEU.

Then complete the order by picking out other items to bring your order total to $50.  The stamp set is $17 so you’ll need to pick at least $33 worth of other product.

In the mail from me you’ll receive the makings for EIGHT cards (two each of four designs) using the Waterfront Stamp set, as well as an e-mailed PDF file with detailed instructions on how to put the cards together.

As a thank you for me, this month I’m throwing in a package of free Metallic Enamel Shapes which will be mailed to you with your card makings.

If you already have purchased the Waterfront Stamp Set, just place any order of $50 using the host code above.


Use this host code 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 $8.00 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.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit?  Click here for more details!

 PRODUCT LIST:

Stampin’ Up! At Home With You

As I mentioned yesterday, three of my cards this week feature the Stampin Blends Markers.

You can see yesterday’s card here.

Today I used the Stampin Blends Markers to color the At Home with You Bundle on a sweet “Congrats on your new home” card.

I start off with Pool Party cardstock.  I then matted a piece of Whisper White cardstock on Calypso Coral cardstock.  Before adhering the cardstock to the card front, I tucked a piece of White Doily behind it and tied a Linen Thread bow around.

I stamped the front door and wreath from the At Home with You Stamp Set in Memento Black ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I colored them in using the Crumb Cake, Pool Party, and Calypso Coral Stampin Blends Markers.  I also stamped and colored in a basket of flowers for the inside of the card.  I cut everything out using the At Home Famelits Dies and adhered them to the card.

Enjoy!

Today’s card was inspired by this week’s Fusion Card Challenge.


ORDERING DEAL – FEBRUARY 20-27

I’m excited to be back in my craft room and sharing my love for what I create with you – I thought I’d celebrate with an ordering deal.

All orders $50+ will receive free shipping.

We can do this a few ways:

  • You place your order and then e-mail me how much shipping was.  I then order you a Stampin’ Up! product of that value.
  • You place your order and I can send you a payment through PayPal for the amount.
  • You let me know your order and I’ll send you a PayPal invoice for the total amount minus the shipping.

If your order is $100+ you’ll receive free shipping AND 2 yards (1 yard of two styles) of ribbon from the current Occasions Catalog.

With these offers, you’ll still receive the usual free $8 item of your choice!  Just e-mail me (stampinjaimie@gmail.com) and let me know what you’d like!

Don’t forget to use the host code: CD9HTAEU at checkout!


MARCH MAILED STAMP KIT:

March’s Mailed Stamp Kit features the Waterfront Stamp Set.

Just order the Waterfront Stamp Set #146386 using the host code: CD9HTAEU.

Then complete the order by picking out other items to bring your order total to $50.  The stamp set is $17 so you’ll need to pick at least $33 worth of other product.

In the mail from me you’ll receive the makings for EIGHT cards (two each of four designs) using the Waterfront Stamp set, as well as an e-mailed PDF file with detailed instructions on how to put the cards together.

As a thank you for me, this month I’m throwing in a package of free Metallic Enamel Shapes which will be mailed to you with your card makings.

If you already have purchased the Waterfront Stamp Set, just place any order of $50 using the host code above.


Use this host code 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 $8.00 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.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit?  Click here for more details!

PRODUCT LIST:

Stampin’ Up! Moon Baby Card

I am in love and obsessed with the Stampin Blends.

Over the weekend I prepped this week’s blog post cards and realized I used Stampin Blends in some form or another in 3 out of the 5 cards this week!!

I find the blends so easy to use and very newbie friendly.  I’m especially excited about Thursday’s card, so be sure to come back to check it out!!

I start off with Pool Party cardstock today which I layered with a pattern from the Myths & Magic DSP.  I then took a small panel of Pool Party cardstock and layered it with pieces of Whisper White cardstock cut out as clouds using the Rainbow Builder Framelits Dies.  I adhered a few layers using Stampin Dimensionals.

Next I stamped the moon from the Moon Baby Stamp Set in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock.  I colored this in using Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, and Ivory Stampin Blend Markers.  I fussy cut it out and adhered it using Stampin Dimensionals.

I stamped the outside sentiment from the Moon Baby Stamp Set in Memento Black ink, trimmed it down, and adhered it to the card front using Stampin Dimensionals. I stamped the inside sentiment using Memento Black ink and stamped a bunch of stars around it and on the bottom of the card in Daffodil Delight ink.

Enjoy!

Today’s card was based on this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.


ORDERING DEAL – FEBRUARY 20-27

I’m excited to be back in my craft room and sharing my love for what I create with you – I thought I’d celebrate with an ordering deal.

All orders $50+ will receive free shipping.

We can do this a few ways:

  • You place your order and then e-mail me how much shipping was.  I then order you a Stampin’ Up! product of that value.
  • You place your order and I can send you a payment through PayPal for the amount.
  • You let me know your order and I’ll send you a PayPal invoice for the total amount minus the shipping.

If your order is $100+ you’ll receive free shipping AND 2 yards (1 yard of two styles) of ribbon from the current Occasions Catalog.

With these offers, you’ll still receive the usual free $8 item of your choice!  Just e-mail me (stampinjaimie@gmail.com) and let me know what you’d like!

Don’t forget to use the host code: CD9HTAEU at checkout!


MARCH MAILED STAMP KIT:

March’s Mailed Stamp Kit features the Waterfront Stamp Set.

Just order the Waterfront Stamp Set #146386 using the host code: CD9HTAEU.

Then complete the order by picking out other items to bring your order total to $50.  The stamp set is $17 so you’ll need to pick at least $33 worth of other product.

In the mail from me you’ll receive the makings for EIGHT cards (two each of four designs) using the Waterfront Stamp set, as well as an e-mailed PDF file with detailed instructions on how to put the cards together.

As a thank you for me, this month I’m throwing in a package of free Metallic Enamel Shapes which will be mailed to you with your card makings.

If you already have purchased the Waterfront Stamp Set, just place any order of $50 using the host code above.


Use this host code 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 $8.00 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.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit?  Click here for more details!

PRODUCT LIST:

Free Shipping Reminder!

My free shipping offer ends Tuesday, so don’t wait!  I’ve had a bunch of customers already order and take advantage of this deal.

Also, if your order is $100+, I’ll throw in 2 yards of ribbon from the Occasions Catalog.

So what does a $100 order get you:

So what are you waiting for – Now’s the time to treat yourself!

Stampin’ Up! Epic Celebrations

Happy Friday!!

Today’s card took me a bit out of my comfort zone.  I normally would never put these colors together, but I think they’re great for a boy’s card or a teenager’s card.

The Epic Celebrations stamp set from the Sale-a-bration catalog is one of a kind and there’s nothing like it in any of the current catalogs.  It’s a must for young kids!  I can’t wait to scrapbook my son’s pictures with it!

I featured today’s card on my Wednesday Facebook Live Tutorial that I do weekly at 7:30 pm EST.  If you ever miss it live, I post all my videos on YouTube.

Check out this past week’s video to see how I made this card.

Enjoy!


ORDERING DEAL – FEBRUARY 20-27

I’m excited to be back in my craft room and sharing my love for what I create with you – I thought I’d celebrate with an ordering deal.

All orders $50+ will receive free shipping.

We can do this a few ways:

  • You place your order and then e-mail me how much shipping was.  I then order you a Stampin’ Up! product of that value.
  • You place your order and I can send you a payment through PayPal for the amount.
  • You let me know your order and I’ll send you a PayPal invoice for the total amount minus the shipping.

If your order is $100+ you’ll receive free shipping AND 2 yards (1 yard of two styles) of ribbon from the current Occasions Catalog.

With these offers, you’ll still receive the usual free $8 item of your choice!  Just e-mail me (stampinjaimie@gmail.com) and let me know what you’d like!

Don’t forget to use the host code: CD9HTAEU at checkout!


MARCH MAILED STAMP KIT:

March’s Mailed Stamp Kit features the Waterfront Stamp Set.

Just order the Waterfront Stamp Set #146386 using the host code: CD9HTAEU.

Then complete the order by picking out other items to bring your order total to $50.  The stamp set is $17 so you’ll need to pick at least $33 worth of other product.

In the mail from me you’ll receive the makings for EIGHT cards (two each of four designs) using the Waterfront Stamp set, as well as an e-mailed PDF file with detailed instructions on how to put the cards together.

As a thank you for me, this month I’m throwing in a package of free Metallic Enamel Shapes which will be mailed to you with your card makings.

If you already have purchased the Waterfront Stamp Set, just place any order of $50 using the host code above.


Use this host code 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 $8.00 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.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit?  Click here for more details!

PRODUCT LIST:

Stampin’ Up! Cake Soiree “For You”

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop is a color challenge.  Happy hopping!

I decided to use the Cake Soiree Bundle as it is very feminine and sweet.

I started my card with Berry Burst cardstock.  I took a smaller panel of Berry Burst cardstock and embossed it using the Softly Falling embossing folder, matted it on Whisper White cardstock, and adhered it to the card front.

I cut out the tag from Silver Foil using a die from the Sweet Cake Framelits Dies (included in the Cake Soiree Bundle).  I cut out two flowers using the same dies from Berry Burst and Flirty Flamingo cardstock.  I adhered the Berry Burst flower over the silver tag first and then glued in the pieces from the Flirty Flamingo rose inside it.  I added some Berry Burst Ribbon to the top of the tag and tied a Silver Baker’s Twine bow around it.

I stamped the sentiment from the Cake Soiree Stamp Set on a 1′ banner of Whisper White cardstock.  I adhered this behind the tag and adhered everything to the card front.

Enjoy!

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

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

Use this host code 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 $8.00 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.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit?  Click here for more details!

PRODUCT LIST:

Stampin’ Up! Bird Banter Card

Hello my name is Jaimie and I am such a sucker for a cute sentiment.

Honestly, because of this, it was only a matter of time before I bought the Bird Banter Stamp Set.

I started my card with Pool Party cardstock.  I then cut out a pattern from the Bubbles & Fizz DSP to adhere over the card front.  Next I took a smaller panel of Pool Party cardstock and stamped across the front of it the flower image from the Bird Banter Stamp Set in Memento Ink.  I matted this on Whisper White cardstock.

Next I stamped the branch and bird image from th Bird Banter Stamp Set in Memento Black ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I colored them in using Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, and Calypso Coral Stampin Blend Markers.  I cut this out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

I wound around the inner piece of cardstock some Pool Party Baker’s Twine in a bow.  Then I stamped the sentiment on a small panel of Whisper White cardstock in Memento Black ink and adhered it using Stampin Dimensionals.

Enjoy!

Today’s card was inspired by this week’s Global Design Project sketch challenge.


ORDERING DEAL – FEBRUARY 20-27

I’m excited to be back in my craft room and sharing my love for what I create with you – I thought I’d celebrate with an ordering deal.

All orders $50+ will receive free shipping.

We can do this a few ways:

  • You place your order and then e-mail me how much shipping was.  I then order you a Stampin’ Up! product of that value.
  • You place your order and I can send you a payment through PayPal for the amount.
  • You let me know your order and I’ll send you a PayPal invoice for the total amount minus the shipping.

If your order is $100+ you’ll receive free shipping AND 2 yards (1 yard of two styles) of ribbon from the current Occasions Catalog.

With these offers, you’ll still receive the usual free $8 item of your choice!  Just e-mail me (stampinjaimie@gmail.com) and let me know what you’d like!

Don’t forget to use the host code: CD9HTAEU at checkout!


FACEBOOK LIVE TUTORIAL TONIGHT!

 

Swing by my Facebook page tonight at 7:30 pm EST for a quick card tutorial.  Catch it live, leave a comment, and at the end of the night I’ll draw a name for someone to receive tonight’s card!

If you miss any of my previous tutorials, you can check them out on YouTube.


SALE-A-BRATION SECOND RELEASE

Stampin’ Up! has added three more items to their Sale-a-bration catalog for you to earn for free now through March 31st with qualifying orders!  You can check them out here.

The Blossoming Basket Bundle is one of the new items and includes Blossoming Basket Stamp Set and Basket Weave embossing folder!!

 

  • 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.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit?  Click here for more details!

 PRODUCT LIST:

Stampin’ Up! We Must Celebrate Birthday

I’m pretty excited about today’s card – mostly because it’s my first post in about a week and a half!

Feels good to be back!

What I love about this card is it’s just stamps, paper, and the watercolor pencils.

I start off with Pool Party cardstock.  I then took a panel of Shimmery White cardstock and stamped the animals and confetti from the We Must Celebrate Stamp Set in Archival Black ink on it.  I then colored them in using the Watercolor Pencils and matted it on Bermuda Bay cardstock.

I stamped the sentiment from the We Must Celebrate Stamp Set on a piece of Pool Party cardstock and adhered it on the card.

Enjoy!

ORDERING DEAL – FEBRUARY 20-27

I’m excited to be back in my craft room and sharing my love for what I create with you – I thought I’d celebrate with an ordering deal.

All orders $50+ will receive free shipping.

We can do this a few ways:

  • You place your order and then e-mail me how much shipping was.  I then order you a Stampin’ Up! product of that value.
  • You place your order and I can send you a payment through PayPal for the amount.
  • You let me know your order and I’ll send you a PayPal invoice for the total amount minus the shipping.

If your order is $100+ you’ll receive free shipping AND 2 yards (1 yard of two styles) of ribbon from the current Occasions Catalog.

With these offers, you’ll still receive the usual free $8 item of your choice!  Just e-mail me (stampinjaimie@gmail.com) and let me know what you’d like!

Don’t forget to use the host code: CD9HTAEU at checkout!


MARCH MAILED STAMP KIT:

March’s Mailed Stamp Kit features the Waterfront Stamp Set.

Just order the Waterfront Stamp Set #146386 using the host code: CD9HTAEU.

Then complete the order by picking out other items to bring your order total to $50.  The stamp set is $17 so you’ll need to pick at least $33 worth of other product.

In the mail from me you’ll receive the makings for EIGHT cards (two each of four designs) using the Waterfront Stamp set, as well as an e-mailed PDF file with detailed instructions on how to put the cards together.

As a thank you for me, this month I’m throwing in a package of free Metallic Enamel Shapes which will be mailed to you with your card makings.

If you already have purchased the Waterfront Stamp Set, just place any order of $50 using the host code above.


SALE-A-BRATION SECOND RELEASE

Stampin’ Up! has added three more items to their Sale-a-bration catalog for you to earn for free now through March 31st with qualifying orders!  You can check them out here.

The Blossoming Basket Bundle is one of the new items and includes Blossoming Basket Stamp Set and Basket Weave embossing folder!!


  • 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.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit?  Click here for more details!

 PRODUCT LIST:

I’m Back!

I got back late Saturday after a week long mission’s trip to Guatemala with my church.

I’m still processing the trip as it has really marked my life.  My husband and I lived there for about 3 years as newlyweds, but I haven’t been back in about 15 years!

Needless to say I’ve fallen in love with the country and the people all over again.

Tomorrow I’ll back by with cards, but for today I’d like to share a little bit of what I was up to.

Guatemala is a beautiful country, with poverty according to our standards and yet so rich in ways that as Americans we could only hope to understand.

In San Jose Pinula, where we worked, the kids are mostly poor, wearing tattered clothes  and shoes that have clearly been passed down one too many times, and yet there’s a joy and peace about them.  They smile, sometimes revealing missing teeth or cavity filled mouths, and the kids just want to be loved on.

We went to work with Cross Culture Jesus Ministries and let me tell you they are doing an incredible work down there.  They offer feeding centers, where many times it’s the only meal a child will receive for the day, as well as Bible teaching and help with school work.

They receive a healthy, well-balanced lunch, food for the body, which is followed by a Biblical teaching, food for the soul.

Over the course of the week we went to a number of different schools where we had a special presentation prepared for the kids.  The picture below was taken at a remote school up in the mountains where the principal said the kids had been waiting for weeks for us to come.

I speak Spanish so I was able to converse with the children and translate for the team which is always fun!

We set aside time each day to do family visits, where we gave a bag of provisions of food for reach family, as well as a special soccer ball which had a gospel message on it.

Families eagerly welcomed us into their home and I couldn’t help but think how as Americans we aren’t so eager to do the same.  The hospitality the Guatemalans show is an example to us all!

On Wednesday we held a special event for mothers, youth, and children for Valentine’s Day.  The mothers were able to relax, eat lunch, make a craft, and receive a special message just for them.  Over 50 women came along with their kids.

We finished off our trip with a day off in Antigua, the original capital of Latin America before it was divided up.  Surrounded by a volcano, the city is marked by buildings built in the 1500s made for generals and countesses.

Thanks for checking out some photos from my trip.  It was nothing short of amazing!

I’ll be back with a card for tomorrow, but for now – Chao!

Out 2/10-2/17

Hello my friends!

Just wanted to let you know that I’ll be out of the country 2/10 through 2/17.

So all my usuals – blogging, Wednesday Facebook Live Tutorial, newsletter, etc. will all be put on hold until I come back.

I’ll be in Guatemala on a mission’s trip with my church.  This trip is even more special because my husband and I lived there for about 3 years when we were newlyweds.

Want to see a blast from my past?

Here are a few pictures from 17+ years ago when we lived and worked in Guatemala…

Needless to say time has passed and we’re both older and now have 3 littles of our own.

So this trip holds a very special place in my heart and I look forward to sharing pictures with you when I return.

My store is always open for you to place orders.  Please use the current host code when checking out.

And I’ll see you when I get back 🙂