Stampin’ Up! Driving By Congratulations Card

Layers, I love me some layers!!

Emboss a panel of cardstock, have a fun stamped image, a sweet sentiment, colorful Designer Series Paper pattern and you’re good to go!

Stampin’ Up! Driving By Congratulations Card

All this week I’m sharing cards made with product from the Sale-a-bration Brochure, a brochure full of free product you can earn with a qualifying order.

Stampin’ Up! Driving By Congratulations Card

Today I’m sharing this retro card using the Driving By Stamp Set, sentiment from the Special Moments Stamp Set, and Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper, all product you can earn for free right now!

Stampin’ Up! Driving By Congratulations Card

I made this card live over on YouTube to show you exactly how simple and easy it comes together.

Stampin’ Up! Driving By Congratulations Card

If you ever miss a video tutorial, you can check them out over on my YouTube Channel. While there, be sure to subscribe so you get notifications!!

Stampin' Up! Driving By Card

Thanks for checking out my card today!

Be sure to come by all week for lots of inspiration using the free product during Sale-a-bration!

Stampin' Up! Driving By Card

To see exactly how to make this card, including the measurements, check out the video below:


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

Product List

Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight Mystery Stamping Card

Today’s card is the one I made for our team’s Mystery Stamping this month.

I always have a sample card that I work off of, but also participate. This card here was the original, and the one today I made live with the ladies.

It’s a lot of fun and we would love for you to join the Art & Soul team and join in the fun in February!!

Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream Congratulations Card

My card starts off with Soft Sea Foam cardstock which I embossed using the Gingham Embossing Folder.

Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream Congratulations Card

I then matted a pattern from the Heart & Home Designer Series Paper on a Basic White panel.

Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream Congratulations Card

I stamped the daffodil from the Daffodil Daydream Stamp Set in Memento Black ink. I colored it in using Soft Sea foam, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, and a hint of Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends Markers. I cut it out with the coordinating Daffodils Dies.

Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream Congratulations Card

I stamped the sentiment from the Happy & Heartfelt Stamp Set in Memento Black ink.

Stampin' Up! Daffodil Daydream Card

Under the sentiment, I wound around some Silver Twine and added some Rhinestones around.

Thanks for checking out my project today!
Mystery Stamping is a lot of fun, and we’d love for you to join in on the fun!!!!

Stampin' Up! Daffodil Daydream Card

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

Product List

Stampin’ Up! Celebration Daffodil Daydream Card

All this week I’m sharing cards using the Daffodil Daydream Bundle and Happy & Heartfelt Stamp Set.

Today’s card is super clean and simple but uses the Daffodil Afternoon Designer Series Paper, which is FREE right now with a $50 order!

Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream Card

My card starts off with Very Vanilla cardstock, which I embossed using the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.

Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream Card

I next took a pattern from the Daffodil Afternoon Designer Series Paper and matted it on Very Vanilla cardstock and then on Flirty Flamingo cardstock.

Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream Card

Next I stamped the sentiment from the Happy & Heartfelt Stamp Set in Flirty Flamingo ink on Very Vanilla cardstock. I cut it out, along with a slightly larger circle, using the Layering Circles Dies.

Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream Card

Lastly, I added an Evening Evergreen bow and some vanilla dots around the sentiment.

Stampin' Up! Daffodil Daydream Card

Thanks for checking out my project today!!!

The Daffodil Afternoon Designer Series Paper will be available through the end of February during Sale-a-bration!

Stampin' Up! Daffodil Daydream Card

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

Product List

Stampin’ Up! Quick and Easy Daffodil Daydream Card

All this week I’ll be sharing cards using the Daffodil Daydream Bundle and Happy & Heartfelt Stamp Set.

The Daffodil Daydream Bundle makes the best stamped daffodils and AMAZING die cut 3D daffodils.
The Happy & Heartfelt Stamp Set has the best sentiments in a beautiful font!

Be sure to check back all this week for lots of inspiring projects!

Stampin’ Up! Quick and Easy Daffodil Daydream Card

Today’s card is a ridiculously quick and easy card using the Daffodil Daydream Stamp Set.

Stampin’ Up! Quick and Easy Daffodil Daydream Card

My card starts off with Thick Basic White cardstock.

Stampin’ Up! Quick and Easy Daffodil Daydream Card

I then took another panel of Basic White cardstock and stamped the daffodil in Memento Black ink. I colored it in using So Saffron and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Markers. I used just a little bit of Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends to add some darkened areas to the daffodil.

Stampin’ Up! Quick and Easy Daffodil Daydream Card

I then used a Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker to add some splatter to the card front.

Stampin' Up! Daffodil Daydream Card

I stamped the sentiment from the Happy & Heartfelt Stamp Set in Memento Black ink and adhered it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Daffodil Daydream Card

Lastly, I added some Brass Butterflies around.

Thanks for checking out my card today!!
Be sure to check back all this week to get lots of inspiration for using the Daffodil Daydream Stamp Set and Happy & Heartfelt Stamp Set!


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


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

Product List

Stampin’ Up! Monochromatic Honeybee Home Card

All this week I’ve been making simple-r cards (all with a white background card base) using product from the Heart & Home Suite.

You can check out Monday’s card here and yesterday’s card here.

Today’s card is a simple monochromatic one with the spotlight on the bee.

I’ll be making this card live tonight over on Facebook at 7:30 EDT and I hope you’ll join me. Catch it 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. While there, be sure to subscribe so you get a notification when I go live or upload a new video!


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

Product List

Stampin’ Up! Counting Sheep Congrats Card

Ready for a super cute and adorable card using the Counting Sheep Stamp Set…

Stampin' Up! Counting Sheep Congrats Card

I really wanted to make a baby card using this layout, but would you believe I don’t have not one stamp that has a welcome baby sentiment…not one! So I found this super fun sentiment that totally worked.

Stampin' Up! Counting Sheep Congrats Card

I had to cancel last week’s Facebook live due to technology troubles but I’ll be back tonight at 7:30 EDT.

Stampin' Up! Counting Sheep Congrats Card

I made this card as part of my Facebook live last week, which you can check out below.

Stampin' Up! Counting Sheep Congrats Card

If you ever miss a video, you can check them out on my YouTube Channel, which, while there, be sure to subscribe to so you don’t miss out on anything.

Stampin' Up! Counting Sheep Congrats Card

Thanks for checking out my project today!

Stampin' Up! Counting Sheep Congrats Card

Check out the step-by-step video tutorial 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.


  • 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! NEW Counting Sheep Card

Stampin’ Up! is spoiling us this year with a second Sale-a-bration from Aug 3-Sept 30.

Not familiar with Sale-a-bration?
You can learn all the details here.

Stampin’ Up! Joyful Life Card

The Counting Sheep Stamp Set is a super cute and fun stamp set that will be free with a $50 order beginning Aug 3rd. The coordinating Sheep Dies are free with a $50 order, so a $100 order, gets you them both – FREE!

I decided to use them for this week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop.

It is important to note that during this Sale-a-bration, items are available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

May be an image of text that says 'Happy Inkin Thursday Blog Hop July 22 -Sketch Challenge'

My card starts off with Thick Basic White cardstock on which I adhered a pattern from the Bloom Where You’re Planted Designer Series Paper.

Right now this DSP is on sale – 15% off – so don’t miss out!!!

Stampin’ Up! Joyful Life Card

Next I took a panel of Basic White cardstock and using Blending Brushes added some Balmy Blue ink to the top and Granny Apple Green ink to the bottom. I then matted this on another Basic White panel.

Stampin’ Up! Joyful Life Card

I stamped the sheep in Memento Black ink and colored it’s face and legs in using Light Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends Marker. I cut it out, along with the flag (Balmy Blue), fence (Cinnamon Cider), and sun (Daffodil Delight) using the Sheep Dies.

Stampin' Up! Counting Sheep Card

I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black ink and adhered it down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Counting Sheep 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. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here
  4. Sue Prather
  5. Karen Finkle
  6. Akiko Sudano
  7. Karen Ksenzakovic

Use this host code – HYC4W4AJ – 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.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit? Click here for more details!

Stampin’ Up! Hand-Penned Fun Book Fold Video Tutorial

Here’s the thing, I rarely do fun folds.

But I had this idea to do a fun book fold card with a belly band – who doesn’t love a cute belly band?!

Stampin’ Up! Hand-Penned Petals Book Fold Card

I featured the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper because A) It’s beautiful and B) It’s 15% off right now!!!

Stampin’ Up! Hand-Penned Petals Book Fold Card

I made this card live step-by-step last week and you can check out the video below.

Stampin’ Up! Hand-Penned Petals Book Fold Card

I’ll be back tonight live on Facebook at 7:30 EST with another live card tutorial. If you catch it, you’ll have a chance to win it!!!!

Stampin’ Up! Hand-Penned Petals Book Fold Card

If you ever miss a video tutorial, you can check them out on my YouTube Channel.

Stampin' Up! Hand-Penned Petals Card

Thanks for checking out my project today!!!

Stampin' Up! Hand-Penned Petals Card

Check out the video below to see step-by-step how to make this fun book fold:


July 1st to August 2nd grab select Designer Series Paper for 15% off!!!

There are 9 different packs of paper included in this sale and all are gorgeous. It’s the perfect time to stock up!

Not sure what to do with Designer Series Paper?
I can help!

I’ve created 9 Tips for Using Designer Series Paper, including 9 PDF card tutorials, one for each tip!

If you are on my team, you will automatically receive this resource for free.
If you are a customer, just place an order of $25 in July OR buy any two packs of Designer Series Paper and I’ll email you this resource.


I have a fun opportunity for you coming up in July – a Stamp Camp in a Box.

Think all the fun things we love about an event, but with the flexibility for you to do the projects at your leisure and when is most convenient for you.

Included in the Stamp Camp in a box will be $40 in product, 8 Make-n-Takes (6 cards, 2 other), 2 pillow gifts, and an exclusive gift. The cost is $90 which includes shipping.

The Make-n-Takes use the beautiful Plentiful Plants Bundle, which you will need to put them together. If you do not already have this bundle, you can add it to the event, which I am offering at 15% off the regular price.

You also have the option to tack on two classes – a Christmas in July and Create with Friends class for an additional fee.

If you want to go rogue and do things all on your own, you can purchase just the PDF for the Make-n-Takes.

You can find ALL the information and a form to register here. Space is limited so don’t wait!!!


Use this host code – HYC4W4AJ – 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.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit? Click here for more details!

Product List

Stampin’ Up! Friends are Like Seashells Ombre Card

For our Beach/Ocean theme this week, I immediately thought of using the Friends are like Seashells Bundle.

May be an image of body of water and text that says 'Happy Inkin Thursday Blog Hop May 20- Theme Challenge Beach/Dcean Dcean'

But I also wanted it to be very colorful and fun!

Stampin Up Friends are Like Seashells Congrats Card

My card starts off with Bermuda Bay cardstock.

Stampin Up Friends are Like Seashells Congrats Card

Then, using Blending Brushes, I colored a panel of Basic White cardstock using Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, and Daffodil Delight ink.

I embossed this using the new Macrame Embossing Folder and matted it on a panel of Basic White cardstock.

Stampin Up Friends are Like Seashells Congrats Card

I then stamped the seashell from the Friends are like Seashells Stamp Set in Coastal Cabana ink and fussy cut it out, adhering it down with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment in Calypso Coral ink.

Stampin Up Friends are Like Seashells 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. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here
  4. Sue Prather
  5. Karen Finkle
  6. Karen Ksenzakovic

Use this host code – QETRXHN7 – 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 List

Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven Acetate Card

Happy March!

Here’s hoping it behaves more like a lamb and not a lion and brings spring quickly.
Don’t get me wrong – I love me some snow.

But come March, I’m ready for tulips, sunshine, and fresh air!

I had a customer ask recently if I could make a card using the Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper and the Hydrangea Hill Mercury Acetate, so here we go…

My card starts off with Purple Posy cardstock, although I cut the bottom off the front from where the acetate starts down.

I then cut a piece of the Hydrangea Mercury Acetate at 4-1/4 x 5-1/2, adhering it to the Purple Posy card front. One side of this acetate has purple hues and the other side is silver. I put the silver side out.

Next, I took a pattern from the Hydrangea Hill DSP, cut it down to cover the top and bottom, matted it on Basic White cardstock, and adhered it over the acetate.

Next I stamped the “filler” image from the Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set in Old Olive ink. I cut it out, as well as a Purple Posy petal detail, and Old Olive leaf detail using the Hydrangea Dies. I adhered this over the acetate using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Next I stamped the sentiment from the Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set in Gorgeous Grape ink, cutting it out with the same dies.

On the inside, I added a piece of the same pattern of Hydrangea Hill DSP and stamped some of the flowers in Gorgeous Grape ink.

Thanks for checking out my project today!


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


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.


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!

Product List