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! 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! Gorgeous Leaves Card

Last week I used the Intricate Leaves Dies to make a cut that cut out a leaf.

Normally you would use the leaf as a focal point in a card, but for that card I used the cut out piece as a frame.
You can check out that card here.

Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Leaves Card

I then took the cut out leaf and made today’s card as part of last week’s Facebook live video.

Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Leaves Card

What I love about this card is the stamped background that was created using the Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set. Making my out Designer paper is something I really love to do!!

Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Leaves Card

Normally, at this point in my blog post I’d be telling you to join me tonight for another live tutorial.

However, if you caught my YouTube live yesterday you’ll know that there’s something wrong with the sound on my phone. Gotta love technology.

Anyways, so unfortunately my live tonight is canceled.

Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Leaves Card

Is it bad that I’m kind of hoping I get a new phone out of this?!

After all it is a NEED for my business. 😉

Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Leaves Card

In the meantime, if you ever miss a live tutorial, you can check them out on my YouTube Channel, and I hope to be back next week.

Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Leaves Card

Now catch the video below to see step-by-step how to make this 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! Beautifully Penned Card

One of the beautiful products you can receive for for free during Sale-a-bration is the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper.

The patterns are the same as those found in the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper, but are in black and white.

Stampin' Up! Beautifully Penned Card

My card starts off with Thick Basic White cardstock.

Stampin' Up! Beautifully Penned Card

I then took a pattern from the Hand-Penned DSP and the same pattern but in gray from the Beautifully Penned DSP.

Stampin' Up! Beautifully Penned Card

I lined them up and cut them 4″ in. I then cut one of them at 2″ and adhered it over the other. Because they’re the same pattern, they perfectly align up.

Stampin' Up! Beautifully Penned Card

I used the Penned Flowers Dies to cut out a floral image from Vellum. I stamped the sentiment from the After the Storm Stamp Set in Memento Black ink, cutting the end in a banner.

Stampin' Up! Beautifully Penned Card

Lastly, I added a couple of Pastel Pearls under the sentiment.

Thanks for checking out my project today!
Be sure to place your $50 during Sale-a-bration so you can get the Beautifully Penned DSP for free!!!


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 – 74ENE6W9– 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.
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Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves Card

You can get inspiration from anywhere.

Including your own cards – Ha!!!

Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves Card

Today’s card uses the beautiful Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper that has this gorgeous gold running through it making it shimmer and shine.

Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves Card

I’ll be making this card LIVE today over on my YouTube Channel at 1:00 EDT. I sure hope you’ll join me, as I plan on switching up a thing or two and I’d love to hear which card you like more.

Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves Card

Now, to get back to how you can get inspired by your own card…

See how this card cuts out a leaf?! Well, I’ll be using said leaf in my card for tomorrow night’s Facebook live tutorial! So after we cut out this leaf, don’t throw it away!

I’m going to show you how to use it tomorrow night!

Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves Card

If you ever miss a tutorial, you can catch them all over my YouTube Channel. While there, be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of the fun!

Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves Card

Thanks for checking out my project today!

Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves 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 – 74ENE6W9– 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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Stampin’ Up! Penguin Playmates Card

Stampin’ Up! Penguin Playmates Card

My card starts off with Thick Basic White, on which I adhered a pattern from the Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper.

This paper is SO fun and free during Sale-a-bration with a $50 order!

Stampin’ Up! Penguin Playmates Card

I then took another pattern from the Penguin Playmates DSP and fussy cut out the cute polar bear. Underneath him, I added two snowflakes.

Stampin’ Up! Penguin Playmates Card

I stamped the sentiment from the Biggest Wish Stamp Set in Misty Moonlight ink. I fussy cut it out and adhered it down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For a tip on how to cut a bubble around a sentiment, check out this Pinterest pin.

Stampin’ Up! Penguin Playmates Card

In the corner, I stapled a folded over piece of Smoky Slate ribbon and added a few Rhinestones around.

Stampin’ Up! Penguin Playmates Card

Thanks for checking out my project today!

Stampin’ Up! Penguin Playmates Card

Be sure to place your $50 order to get the really fun Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper for free!


Use this host code – 74ENE6W9– 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! Garden Birdhouses Welcome Card

Stampin’ Up!’s Garden Birdhouses Stamp Set is really unique and different. I knew I needed to have it.
Yes, need, not want. 😉

Stampin' Up! Garden Birdhouses Card

I decided to use it in sort of a different way for this week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop sketch challenge.

You might recognize the card as I posted on Facebook this week a conundrum I had – what color to use for the birdhouse.

May be an image of text that says 'Happy Inkin Thursday Blog Hop August 19 Sketch Challenge Any Shape'

My card starts off with Thick Basic White cardstock. I actually took another panel of Basic White cardstock to do all my stamping on that fit the card front.

Stampin' Up! Garden Birdhouses Card

I stamped the different images from the Garden Birdhouses Stamp Set on the Basic White panel in Memento Black ink. I colored them in using Granny Apple Green (leaves, grass), Poppy Parade (flowers), Crumb Cake (birds), Bermuda Bay (birdhouse) Stampin’ Blends Markers.

Stampin' Up! Garden Birdhouses Card

I then used the Hippo & Friends Dies to cut out a center piece which I then adhered back down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Garden Birdhouses Card

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the Garden Birdhouses Stamp Set in Bermuda Bay and then fussy cut it out. Underneath, I wound around some Linen Thread.

Lastly, I added a few Pearls around the card front.


Thanks for checking out my project today! Now click the button below to see what Sue’s created this week!

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  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 – 74ENE6W9– 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! Whimsical Trees Greetings Card

All the fun new product in the mini July-December Catalog is great for winter cards and holiday projects.

However, don’t overlook the items for regular all occasion cards.
Today I used the Christmas Tree Dies to make a general greetings card.

Stampin' Up! Whimsical Trees Card

My card starts off with Evening Evergreen cardstock. I then embossed a panel of Basic White cardstock using the Timber Embossing Folder.

Stampin' Up! Whimsical Trees Card

I used the Hippo & Friends Dies to cut out a Basic White label. I used the Christmas Trees Dies to cut out trees from Soft Sea Foam, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, and Evening Evergreen cardstock.

Stampin' Up! Whimsical Trees Card

I stamped the sentiments from the In Your Words Stamp Set in Evening Evergreen Ink on Soft Sea Foam cardstock.

*This stamp set is only available during Sale-a-bration and is free with a $300 order/party.*

Stampin' Up! Whimsical Trees Card

Next to the sentiment I added a couple of Evening Evergreen dots.

Stampin' Up! Whimsical Trees Card

Thanks for checking out my project today!!!

Stampin' Up! Whimsical Trees Card

All the product used in this card is available and can be ordered from my store.


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


Use this host code – 74ENE6W9– 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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Stampin’ Up! Right Behind You Team Card

Happy Monday!

Before we dive into today’s fun card, just a reminder that Sale-a-bration is going on and with it lots of great ways to save and earn free product!!!

You can check out all the details here!

Stampin’ Up! Right Behind You Card

My card starts off with Polished Pink cardstock.

Stampin’ Up! Right Behind You Card

I then took a panel of Basic White cardstock and stamped the image from the Right Behind You Stamp Set in Memento Black ink (bike) and Gray Granite (shadow). I colored it in using Fresh Freesia (shirt), Polished Pink (shirt), So Saffron (hair), Bronze (hair), and Ivory (skin) Stampin’ Blends Markers.

Stampin’ Up! Right Behind You Card

I stamped the clouds from the After the Storm Stamp Set in Pool Party ink and then wrapped around some twine into a bow, before adhering it down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin’ Up! Right Behind You Card

I stamped the sentiment from the Right Behind You Stamp Set in Polished Pink ink and cut a piece of Polished Pink cardstock with a scalloped edge using a die from the Penned Flowers Dies.

Stampin Up Right Behind You

Thanks for checking out my project today!!


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


Use this host code – 74ENE6W9– 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!

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