Stampin’ Up! Oh Snap Birthday Card

All this week I’ve been sharing cards using the 2021-2023 In Colors. Today, I’m sharing a card that uses Pale Papaya.

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop is a theme challenge, “Things with Wings.” I decided to use a not to obvious option – the Oh Snap Stamp Set. Have fun hopping through the blogs!

My card starts off with Thick Basic White cardstock.

I then adhered a pattern from the True Love Designer Series Paper to the left of the card.

Using the Stitched So Sweetly, I cut out a panel from Pale Papaya cardstock and another panel from the NEW Ombre Specialty Paper. It’s actually not that long, but I snipped it in half and adhered it so it looks like it’s a long panel.

I then stamped the crocodile, bird, and fish in Memento Black ink. I colored them in using Granny Apple Green (croc), a tad of Daffodil Delight (bird), and Pale Papaya (fish) Stampin’ Blends Markers. I fussy cut them out and adhered them down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Oh Snap Birthday Card

Lastly, I stamped part of a sentiment from the Oh Snap Stamp Set in Memento Black ink and snipped the end in a banner.

Stampin' Up! Oh Snap Birthday Card

Thanks for checking out my project today!!

Stampin' Up! Oh Snap Birthday Card

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 – 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.


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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.


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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.


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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.
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Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Friendship Birthday Card

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

My card today starts off with Calypso Coral cardstock.

I then adhered a pattern from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper over the card front.

I then took a panel of Basic White cardstock and stamped the flowers from the Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set in Calypso Coral, Mossy Meadow, and Bumblebee ink.

I then stamped the sentiment from the Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set in Mossy Meadow ink.

When I add a bow to a card, 99% of the time I wrap around the ribbon and make the bow separately. For this card, I wrapped the ribbon around twice, made a bow separately, and adhered it over the ribbon.

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 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!
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Stampin’ Up! Handsomely Suited Fun Fold with Video

Happy Wednesday!!!

I don’t know about you but it’s been a doozy of a week and I am SO looking forward to my Facebook live tonight!!!

Today’s card is the one I shared last week.

I created a masculine birthday card that slides out of its sleeve using the Handsomely Suited Bundle. The whole Well Suited Suite is awesome – stamps, dies, designer paper, thread – it all coordinates together making cards come together easy and still look amazing!

I used Basic Gray cardstock for the suit, Thick Basic White for the shirt, and a Well Suited Designer Series Paper pattern for the tie and then turned it into a fun card to open!

Tonight I’ll be back with another card I’ll be making live, this time using the Springtime Joy Stamp Set, perfect for spring and Easter!!!

Come join me at 7:30 pm EST tonight on my Facebook page! If you watch it live, you’ll have a chance to win the card!!! (Please know that per Stampin’ Up! rules, I can only mail the card within the United States.)

Thanks for checking out my card today!!!

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.


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:

Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Brilliance Birthday Card

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

My card starts off with Thick Basic White cardstock.

I then used two patterns from the Butterfly Bijoy Designer Series Paper, matting the one on Bermuda Bay cardstock.

I next used the Brilliant Wings Dies to cut out one of the butterflies from another pattern in the Butterfly Bijou DSP. I adhered this down using a Stampin’ Dimensional.

I lastly stamped the sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set in Bermuda Bay ink, snipping the end in a banner.

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 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!

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Stampin’ Up! Friends are like Seashells Fun Fold Card

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop theme is fun fold cards! Have fun hopping through the blogs to see what everyone made!

My card starts off with Seaside Spray cardstock, which I cut off a piece off the side of the card front.

I then matted two patterns from the Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper on Basic White cardstock, one for the front and one for the inside.

I took a panel of Basic White cardstock and scored it in half. I adhered half of it to the inside of the card, with the other half covering the card front (not adhered). I matted another pattern from the Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper on Basic White and adhered it to this panel.

I cut out three seashells from yet another pattern from the Sand & Sea DSP (I really love this DSP and how well all the patterns coordinate together) and adhered those to the front.

I then stamped one sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink on a banner of Basic White cardstock for the front and another sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink to the inside.

Thanks for checking out my project today!


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

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Jaimie Babarczy <— You Are Here
  4. Karen Finkle
  5. Akiko Sudano
  6. 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!

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Stampin’ Up! Handsomely Suited Birthday Card

Happy new week!!!

For us this week is a break from school, will be filled with lots of snow (yippee), and may or may not include us staying in our pajamas all day…and of course, stamping projects for me!

Before we get on to today’s card, just a reminder that I’m offering FREE SHIPPING right now through Saturday!!

Head over here for more details!!!

Today I have a really clean and simple card for you. It comes together really quick. It starts off with Night of Navy cardstock.

I then took a panel of Basic White cardstock and first stamped the two ties in Smoky Slate ink, stamping off for a lighter shade. I next stamped the sentiment from the Handsomely Suited Stamp Set in Night of Navy ink.

Underneath the sentiment, I adhered two patterns from the Well Suited Designer Series Paper.

Thanks for checking out my project today!!


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


Who needs a ladies’ night out full of games, stamping, and fun?! ME!

Join me March 19-20 for my Sweet Creations Event.
Space is limited so be sure to register soon!!! Head over here for all the details.


Color Swatch Now Available!

Ever wonder what certain colors would look like together?
Ever wish you could access a sample of each color of cardstock?

I created a Color Swatch to help you with just this!!

For just $20 (includes the cost of shipping), you get a sample of every current Stampin’ Up! color, clearly labeled, and all on a ring for easy access – that’s 53 color samples!!
I did update the labels to include each color name and which color family it belongs to (i.e., Brights, Regals, etc.).

You can order a Color Swatch using this form here.


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!

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Stampin’ Up! Sweet Ice Cream Birthday Card

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

I decided to make a really simple, but sweet birthday card using the colors.

My card starts off with Misty Moonlight cardstock. I then took one of the patterns from the Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper and trimmed it down on an angle. I used the Stitched Be Mine Dies to cut out a Misty Moonlight scalloped edge to go just above the DSP.

I adhered this over a panel of Basic White cardstock and stamped the sentiment from the Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set in Misty Moonlight ink. I then matted this on another panel of Basic White cardstock. In the corner I added two Misty Moonlight enamel dots.

I created the popsicles using the Sweet Ice Cream Stamp. I stamped the one using Old Olive (popsicle stick), Highland Heather, and Rococo Rose ink and then other using Old Olive, Misty Moonlight, and Seaside Spray ink. I fussy cut them out and adhered them next to the sentiment.

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. 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!

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