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! 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.


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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.
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Product List

Stampin’ Up! Mountain Air Happy Birthday Card

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

My card today starts off with Night of Navy cardstock.  At the bottom of it I stamped the stand alone trees from the Mountain Air Stamp Set in Night of Navy ink.

I then took a panel of Night of Navy cardstock and first stamped the reverse side of the mountains in Night of Navy ink.  I stamped the mountains in Night of Navy and trees in Garden Green ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut them out using the coordinating Majestic Mountain Dies.

I matted this on Whisper White cardstock and adhered it down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Lastly I stamped the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set in Garden Green ink and adhered it down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy!


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. Eva Dobilas
  8. Akiko Sudano
  9. Karen Ksenzakovic

PRODUCT LIST:

Stampin’ Up! Masculine Birthday Card Video Tutorial

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Today’s card is one I shared last week for my Live Tutorial.  I’ll be back on tonight and I sure hope you’ll join me.  I’ll be making a thank you card with product from the Ornate Garden Suite which you can pre-order right now from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!

Today’s card uses the Mountain Air Bundle and Country Club Designer Series Paper to make this masculine birthday card.

I sure hope you’ll join me tonight at 7:30 pm EST on my Facebook page.  If you catch it live, you’ll have a chance to win tonight’s card.

If you ever miss a tutorial, you can catch them on my YouTube Channel.

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


Ornate Garden Suite Facebook Event

Our team is hosting a fun event on Facebook on Saturday, April 18 from 1:00 PM ET until around 6:00 PM ET!

We’ll be sharing projects created with this pretty suite of products with you throughout the afternoon via Live videos and photos!

We’re setting up a Facebook page for the event and we’ll be opening it up on Thursday, April 16.

Everyone is welcome to join us!  We look forward to sharing this beautiful suite of products with you!!

See you all then!


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! A Good Man Card

Masculine cards can be challenging with no bells or whistles or frills or bows.

I try to keep them simple and to add texture for extra detail.

My card starts off with Garden Green cardstock which I embossed using the Subtle Embossing Folder.

I then matted a pattern from the Country Club Designer Series Paper on Whisper White cardstock.

This paper is part of my Product Share and available to reserve now!!  All details below.

I stamped the sentiment from the A Good Man Stamp Set in Garden Green ink and cut it out using the Everyday Label Punch.  Underneath I adhered down a piece of Burlap ribbon.

Enjoy!


CATALOG REQUEST:

If you have placed an order through me in the past year, you will automatically receive a catalog from me.

If you do not currently have a demonstrator and would like a 2020 Jan-June Mini Catalog mailed to you, please fill out the form below:


2020 January-June Mini Catalog Product Share Now Open

The new January-June 2020 Mini Catalog is pretty exciting and has so many great new items!

In order to help get as much new product in your hands as possible, I’ve set up a Product Share.

I have a few different options available, something for someone.  Reserve a product share and don’t miss out on any of these great new items!!

All details 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 $8.50 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! A Good Man Card

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

My card today starts off with Night of Navy cardstock which I embossed using the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder.

I took a pattern from the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper and matted it on Whisper White cardstock.

I used the Stitched Nested Label Dies to cut out a piece from Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped the image from the A Good Man stamp set on it in Memento Black ink.  I colored it in using Soft Suede (shorts), Balmy Blue (shirt), Night of Navy (hat), and Ivory (skin) Stampin’ Blends Markers.

I stamped the sentiment from the A Good Man Stamp Set in Night of Navy ink over the Come Sail Away Pattern.

Enjoy!

Now click the link 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. Eva Dobilas

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 $8.50 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! Father’s Day Card – A Good Man Stamp Set

Holy moly – this Sunday is Father’s Day.

I don’t know about you, but this one came quick.
So I have an easy Father’s Day card for you today.

My card starts off with Crumb Cake cardstock.  I then took a panel of Real Red cardstock and embossed it using the Corrugated Embossing Folder and then matted it on Whisper White cardstock.

I took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the image from the A Good Man Stamp Set in Memento Black ink.  I colored it in using the Smoky Slate (pants), Real Red (shirt), Crumb Cake (shirt), Night of Navy (pants), Ivory (skin), and Soft Suede (hair) Stampin’ Blends Markers.

I matted this on Basic Black cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment from the A Good Man Stamp Set in Versamark ink on Basic Gray cardstock, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and heat set it.

Lastly I tied a piece of Whisper White Baker’s Twine in a True Gentleman Button.

Enjoy!


BOGO Retired Product Sale

How does it work?
Check out the retired products on my Facebook page.  To claim an item, just comment “sold” under the picture.

Add up the prices of each item and spend that amount in my online store within 24 hours.  After your order is placed, you can arrange to pick up your free retired items if you’re local to me.  If not, a PayPal invoice will be sent to your e-mail for the cost of shipping and the item(s) mailed to you.

In addition, if your total is $150 or more, you will earn hostess rewards to enjoy (more free product).  If it is not, please use my current host code.


ANNUAL CATALOG NOW LIVE!!

The Annual Catalog is live and you can get your hands on all the new goodies!

Check out my store to see all the goodies!!


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 $8.50 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! *NEW A Good Man Masculine Card

This month’s Amy’s Inkin Krew Team Blog Hop theme is “Masculine.”  Have fun hopping around to see how everyone interpreted the theme!

My card today uses the new A Good Man Stamp Set.  This is a perfect set for all sorts of masculine cards and projects.  It will be available beginning June 4th.

My card today starts off with Pool Party cardstock.

I then matted a Call Me Clover pattern from the 2018-2020 In-Color Designer Series Paper on Whisper White cardstock.

I stamped the image from the A Good Man Stamp Set in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock.  I colored it in using Cajun Craze (hat), Call Me Clover (shirt), Smoky Slate (shorts), Ivory and Bronze (skin), Pool Party (outline of the image) Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut it out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink on Call Me Clover cardstock, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and heat set it.

Lastly I stamped the sentiment on the inside from the Well Said Stamp Set in Call Me Clover ink.

Enjoy!

Now click the buttons below to see what the rest of the team created this month.

  1. Karen Ksenzakovic
  2. Terry Lynn Bright
  3. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here
  4. Mary Deatherage
  5. Karen Finkle
  6. Akiko Sudano
  7. Shirley Gentry
  8. Sue Prather
  9. Connie Troyer
  10. Amy Koenders

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 $8.50 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! Best Catch Father’s Day Card

I’ve said it lots of times…and I’ll keep saying it…
I love the Stampin’ Blends Markers.

I am not a huge watercolor-er, but I find the blends to be very forgiving and user-friendly.  And when you’re unsure how to color something – just check the catalog!

That’s what I used to color my fish today.

My card starts off with Crumb Cake cardstock.  I then stamped the “Father’s Day” from the Well Said Stamp Set and the fisherman image from the Best Catch Stamp Set in Crumb Cake ink on the card front.

I then cut a panel of Mossy Meadow cardstock and embossed it using the Pinewood Planks embossing folder.  I adhered a piece of Burlap across the front of it.

I then stamped the fish from the Best Catch Stamp Set in Memento Black ink and colored it in using Stampin’ Blends Markers (Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Granny Apple Green, Calypso Coral).  I cut it out using the coordinating Catch of the Day Dies.

Lastly I stamped the “Happy Father’s Day” from the Well Said Stamp Set in Mossy Meadow ink on Whisper White cardstock.

Enjoy!


2019-2020 ANNUAL CATALOG PRODUCT SHARE NOW AVAILABLE!

The 2019-2020 Annual Catalog is pretty amazing and filled with lots of new goodies.

To help you get your hands on all the new Designer Series Paper and Ribbons & Embellishments (without having to buy one of each), I’ve set up a product share.

How it works is I buy one of everything, cut it up, and repackage it in individually wrapped and labeled for you.  I have a number of options, including some with free shipping and free product.

For all details and to reserve yours, head over 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 $8.50 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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