Stampin’ Up! Super Simple Free as a Bird Thank You Card

Have you ever had an idea for a card design and wonder if it’ll work…or if it’ll even look good?!

Well, you know me and my fussy cutting, so I had this idea for the Free as a Bird Stamp Set, and I have to say, I really like how it came out.

It’s definitely a super simple card, but the “wow” is in the fancy cutting on the bottom.

I took a panel of Thick Basic White cardstock.

Using the Stamparatus was key. I first stamped the birds from the Free as a Bird Stamp Set on the front of the card, then opened it up and stamped them again on the inside in Memento Black ink. Using the Stamparatus ensured that I would stamp both birds in the exact same spot on the outside and on the inside.

I then colored the image in using Crumb Cake (branch), Granny Apple Green (leaf), Daffodil Delight (flower), Smoky Slate (birds), Petal Pink and Calypso Coral (birds) Stampin’ Blends Markers.

Then, using my Paper Snips, I fussy cut out the birds on the card front so the birds on the inside show through.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the Free as a Bird Stamp Set in Memento Black ink and cut it out using the Tasteful Labels Dies, as well as wound some Linen Thread underneath.

Thanks for checking out my project today!!!


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


Last Chance Product Sale Going on Now!!!

Stampin' Up! Retiring Last Chance Sale

Stampin’ Up! announced the retiring product from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The list is extensive and items available while supplies last!

Click the button below to see the list of retiring product. Please keep in mind that as items sell out, the list won’t be updated, so head over to the store to see what’s still available.


Place an order of $50 (before shipping and tax) in March and receive an upgraded spiral bound 2021-2022 Annual Catalog in April.

If you’ve placed an order through my store in the last year, you will automatically be mailed a catalog in April. But to receive the upgraded spiral bound catalog, just place a minimum $50 order in March!!

The spiral bound makes a HUGE difference with the annual catalogs, really helping you browse easily.


Use this host code – CK4ZPGEX – 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 $9 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 used to make this card:

Stampin’ Up! March 2021 Paper Pumpkin

Paper Pumpkin is an all-inclusive monthly subscription that brings paper crafting right to your door in a fun and easy way!

The March 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit came in a beautiful unique box.

Inside were the directions to make 8 cards, 4 each of 2 designs.

The Paper Pumpkin kits come with everything you need to make the project. Your first month kit will come with a block to mount your stamps which you can use for future kits.

Look at everything that came in the March 2021 kit:

The two card designs were really pretty and came together quickly. They each had some minimal stamping to do and then it was just about adhering everything down.

The one card was a birthday card.

The other was a “here’s to you” card.

The April 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit is all about sweet, cool cards. Don’t forget to subscribe by April 10th so you don’t miss out on the fun!


Last Chance Product Sale Going on Now!!!

Stampin' Up! Retiring Last Chance Sale

Stampin’ Up! announced the retiring product from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The list is extensive and items available while supplies last!

Click the button below to see the list of retiring product. Please keep in mind that as items sell out, the list won’t be updated, so head over to the store to see what’s still available.


Place an order of $50 (before shipping and tax) in March and receive an upgraded spiral bound 2021-2022 Annual Catalog in April.

If you’ve placed an order through my store in the last year, you will automatically be mailed a catalog in April. But to receive the upgraded spiral bound catalog, just place a minimum $50 order in March!!

The spiral bound makes a HUGE difference with the annual catalogs, really helping you browse easily.


Use this host code – CK4ZPGEX – 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 $9 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!

Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches Thank You Card

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop is a theme challenge and it’s all about springtime.

Being that the theme is springtime – I went with a sweet nest of baby robins. I know exactly who I’m mailing the card today – someone that has bird nests in their back yard so I thought this was perfect!

My card starts off with Crumb Cake cardstock, which I covered with a pattern from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper.

I then took a panel of Basic White cardstock and using a Blender Brush added just a hint of Balmy Blue color to the top. I then matted this on Balmy Blue cardstock.

I stamped the images from the Birds & Branches Stamp Set in Crumb Cake (nest), Balmy Blue (eggs), Memento Black (bird) and cut them out along with the branch (Soft Suede cardstock) using the Birds & More Dies. For the belly of the bird, I colored it in using Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends (a huge shout out to everyone who helped me over on Facebook match a good color for the belly).

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set in Soft Suede ink and cut it out using the coordinating Floral Gallery Dies and added a bow next to the nest.

Stampin' Up! Birds & Branches Thank You Card

Thanks for checking out my project today!!!

Stampin' Up! Birds & Branches Thank You Card

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

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

Use this host code – CK4ZPGEX – 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 $9 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 used to make this card:

Retiring List Now Available!

It’s that time of the year where we have to say goodbye to some of our favorite goodies in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.

The good news is I got to see the NEW 2021-2022 Annual Catalog and it’s ahhhhhhmazing!!!! You’re in for a real treat!!!

Items on the retiring list are available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST – meaning, once they sell out, they’re gone for good.

To check out the retiring items, you can head over to the website here, or download this PDF here.


Place an order of $50 (before shipping and tax) in March and receive an upgraded spiral bound 2021-2022 Annual Catalog in April.

If you’ve placed an order through my store in the last year, you will automatically be mailed a catalog in April. But to receive the upgraded spiral bound catalog, just place a minimum $50 order in March!!

The spiral bound makes a HUGE difference with the annual catalogs, really helping you browse easily.


Use this host code – CK4ZPGEX – 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 $9 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!

Stampin’ Up! Arrange a Wreath Easter Card

Happy Wednesday everyone!!!

I mean, I always love a Wednesday, but today is especially special because demos get to see the NEW 2021-2022 Annual Catalog PDF – in all its glory, with all of its newness, and brand spankin’ new goodies.

Woot-woot. We also get to preorder from it in a couple of weeks, so if you’ve ever considered joining as a demo – now is a GREAT time (and that 20% discount will come in real handy!!!!).

Today’s card is the one I shared last week for my Facebook live. I’ve just about wrapped up making Easter cards, but still need a few more so I grabbed the Arrange a Wreath Bundle. This is a great bundle as it covers a variety of holidays!!!

I’ll be back tonight with a card I know you’re going to love, well, maybe not entirely because it’s a sympathy card and no one ever wants to have to make a sympathy card, but it’s sweet and I think you’re going to really want to make it. Join me at 7:30 EST tonight over on Facebook to catch it live and possibly win the card!

Stampin' Up! Arrange a Wreath Easter Card

If you ever miss any of my videos, you can always check them out on my YouTube Channel (while there subscribe so you don’t miss out on anything)!

Thanks for checking out my card today!!

Stampin' Up! Arrange a Wreath Easter Card

Be sure to pin the graphic below to get lots of color inspiration from today’s card. Better yet, follow along this Pinterest Board to get loads of color inspiration!!!

Stampin' Up! Arrange a Wreath Easter Card

To see how I made today’s card, check out the video below:


Place an order of $50 (before shipping and tax) in March and receive an upgraded spiral bound 2021-2022 Annual Catalog in April.

If you’ve placed an order through my store in the last year, you will automatically be mailed a catalog in April. But to receive the upgraded spiral bound catalog, just place a minimum $50 order in March!!

The spiral bound makes a HUGE difference with the annual catalogs, really helping you browse easily.


Use this host code – CK4ZPGEX – 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 $9 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 used to make this card:

Stampin’ Up! A Cut Above Birthday Card & Video

My grandfather…he was a very special man, and if anyone ever asked where his house was, you’d just say on Sand Creek Road, the one with the immaculate lawn.

When I say immaculate, I mean it – he never mowed in the same direction twice in a row, the lines were perfect – it was ALL about the lines – and he hand dug up (the few and far between) dandelions.

It was greener than green, felt like a carpet, and he took great pride in it.

Ironically enough, my Dad is now the same way – the man lives for his lawn! Today’s card is dedicated to the two lawn-loving men in my life!

Stampin Up A Cut Above Father's Day Masculine Birthday Card

My card starts off with Crumb Cake cardstock, which I covered with a Crumb Cake pattern from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper. I took a small piece of Denim Ribbon and stapled it into the corner before adhering it down.

Stampin Up A Cut Above Father's Day Masculine Birthday Card

I then took a panel of Basic White cardstock and cut it using the Stitched Rectangles Dies. I stamped the images from the A Cut Above Stamp Set on it in Memento Black ink.

Stampin Up A Cut Above Father's Day Masculine Birthday Card

I colored it in using Night of Navy (pants), Balmy Blue (shirt, clouds), Crumb Cake (hat, shoes), Poppy Parade (mower), Smoky Slate (mower), Granny Apple Green (grass), Ivory (skin), Bronze (hair), and Daffodil Delight (sun) Stampin’ Blends Markers. I then matted it on a panel of Night of Navy cardstock and offset a panel of Poppy Parade cardstock underneath.

Stampin Up A Cut Above Father's Day Masculine Birthday Card

Next I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy ink and cut it out using another Stitched Rectangles Dies., adhering it down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up A Cut Above Father's Day Masculine Birthday Card

Thanks for checking out my card today. I’ll be back today at 1:00 EST over on YouTube. Today, I’ll be making an Easter card in…sort of…a unique way ::wink, wink:: Head over and subscribe to my YouTube Channel so you don’t miss anything!

Stampin Up A Cut Above Father's Day Masculine Birthday Card

To see exactly how I made the card, check out the video below:


Place an order of $50 (before shipping and tax) in March and receive an upgraded spiral bound 2021-2022 Annual Catalog in April.

If you’ve placed an order through my store in the last year, you will automatically be mailed a catalog in April. But to receive the upgraded spiral bound catalog, just place a minimum $50 order in March!!

The spiral bound makes a HUGE difference with the annual catalogs, really helping you browse easily.


Use this host code – CK4ZPGEX – 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 $9 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 used to make this card:

Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern Square Thank You Card

Last Thursday on Facebook, I challenged you to use your Designer Series Paper.

With the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog coming to a close, I’m trying to use up the last bits of my Designer Series Paper.
I mean, we have to make room for all the new goodies, don’t we?!

So I have a really quick, simple, just #simplestamping, no die cutting, card for today.

My card starts off with Pretty Peacock cardstock, which by the way, will be retiring for good the end of April. It would be a great idea to stock up on this color while it’s still available!

Next I cut a pattern from the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper almost square – 1/8″ shorter width wise and then cut it on a diagonal.

Next I stamped the sentiment from the Forever Fern Stamp Set in Pear Pizzazz ink and a fern in Pretty Peacock ink on a square piece of Basic White cardstock, matting a panel of Pretty Peacock cardstock behind it.

I then wound around a piece of the Pretty Peacock/Old Olive ribbon behind the square, adhering it down with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Forever Fern Square Thank You Card

Thanks for checking out my project today!!!

Be sure to head over to my store and stock up on the retiring Forever Greenery DSP and Pretty Peacock cardstock and ink pad!!!

Stampin' Up! Forever Fern Square Thank You Card

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


Place an order of $50 (before shipping and tax) in March and receive an upgraded spiral bound 2021-2022 Annual Catalog in April.

If you’ve placed an order through my store in the last year, you will automatically be mailed a catalog in April. But to receive the upgraded spiral bound catalog, just place a minimum $50 order in March!!

The spiral bound makes a HUGE difference with the annual catalogs, really helping you browse easily.


Use this host code – 3U7MFDPR – 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 $9 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 used to make this card:

Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Brilliance Birthday Card

I have been having so much fun playing with the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle – it’s brilliant…see what I did there 😉

I had the opportunity share how to make today’s card at our (bigger) team meeting on Sunday.

My card starts off with Terracotta Tile cardstock. I then took a pattern from the True Love Designer Series Paper and matted it on Basic White cardstock to adhere to the card front.

Next, I took a pattern from the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper and cut out a butterfly from it using the largest detailed butterfly die from the Brilliant Wings Dies. I then matted this on Basic White cardstock.

**Please note that the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper was available for a limited time only and sold out just this week. You could supplement it with a pattern from the Ice Cream Corner DSP, a Terracotta Tile pattern from the 2019-2021 DSP, or use a panel of So Saffron cardstock.

Using the same die, I cut out a detailed butterfly from Basic Black cardstock and adhered just the body down in the negative space.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays in Versamark ink on Basic Black cardstock, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and heat set it. I cut it out using the Tasteful Labels Dies, adhering it down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Brilliance Birthday Card

For the inside, I stamped the butterfly in So Saffron ink.

Thanks for checking out my project today!!!!


Place an order of $50 (before shipping and tax) in March and receive an upgraded spiral bound 2021-2022 Annual Catalog in April.

If you’ve placed an order through my store in the last year, you will automatically be mailed a catalog in April. But to receive the upgraded spiral bound catalog, just place a minimum $50 order in March!!

The spiral bound makes a HUGE difference with the annual catalogs, really helping you browse easily.


Use this host code – 3U7MFDPR – 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 $9 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 used to make this card:

Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms Spotlight Card

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

My card today starts off with Petal Pink cardstock.

Stampin' Up! Forever Blossoms Spotlight Card

I then stamped the bigger floral image from the Forever Blossoms Stamp Set in Smoky Slate on a panel of Basic White cardstock.

I then used an oval from the Layering Ovals Dies to cut out the center. I used the same dies to cut out a Smoky Slate scalloped oval to adhere under it.

I used the Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends Markers to color in the flowers on just the part that was cut out (and just the Light Marker to add a highlight around the flowers that aren’t colored in) and the Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends to color the petals. I adhered the oval down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and heat set it. I cut it out using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.

Stampin' Up! Forever Blossoms Spotlight Card

Lastly, I added a couple of Champagne Rhinestones next to the sentiment.

Thanks for checking out my card today!!!

Stampin' Up! Forever Blossoms Spotlight Card

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

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

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 $9 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 to make this card:

Stampin’ Up! Springtime Joy Easter Card & Video

Easter is right around the corner and it’s time to get those cards and gift giving projects ready.

Last week for my Facebook live, I made two cards (a really simple one and a more stepped up one) and also a belly band for some Easter chocolate.

Stamping' Up! Spingtime Joy Easter Card

The projects use the Springtime Joy Stamp Set which has to be my favorite stamp set for Easter/spring projects. Aren’t the bunny, lamb, and chick just the cutest!!!!

Tonight I’ll be back with another Facebook live card and I’ll be making another Easter card. I’ll be using the Arrange a Wreath Bundle and I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE the card and I know you will too. Join me live and you might just win the card!

If you ever miss any of my video tutorials, you can check them out on my YouTube channel. While there, be sure to subscribe to the channel so you don’t miss out on any the videos or live stamping on YouTube (weekly Tuesday, 1:00 EST).

Here’s a closer look at the simple Easter card I made…

Here’s a closer look at the belly band I made for the chocolate:

Stamping' Up! Spingtime Joy Easter Card

Here’s a closer look at the more detailed Easter card:

Stamping' Up! Spingtime Joy Easter Card

These pastel colors were perfect for the Easter card. Be sure to pin the color inspiration below!

Stamping' Up! Spingtime Joy Easter Card

Check out the video below to see how I made these Easter projects:


Place an order of $50 (before shipping and tax) in March and receive an upgraded spiral bound 2021-2022 Annual Catalog in April.

If you’ve placed an order through my store in the last year, you will automatically be mailed a catalog in April. But to receive the upgraded spiral bound catalog, just place a minimum $50 order in March!!

The spiral bound makes a HUGE difference with the annual catalogs, really helping you browse easily.


Free Class to Go!

We’re a little limited right now – so I’ve created a card class to go for you to put together from the comfort and safety of your home!

And better yet – it’s FREE when you buy the Butterfly Brilliance Collection through my store in March!
When you purchase this collection, I will automatically mail out the makings for four cards, as well as email you the four PDF files with the instructions on how to put them together. You just provide the ink!

If you would prefer to purchase the PDF instructions, you can head over here to request it. The cost is $15 for the four PDF files.


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 $9 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 used to make this card: