Stampin’ Up! Christmas Trees Thinking of You Card

I love taking one product and reworking it to have many uses for different occasions, holidays, and sentiments.

It’s all about getting the most out of your product!!!

Today I used the Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper for a thinking of you card.

I’ve been making lots of Christmas cards lately and my stash of general greetings and thank you cards is depleted, but I really wanted to use this beautiful paper.

The fun part of this card is that the trees are cut out of the white circle giving you sort of a peekaboo like through. I also created this massive banner. I’m going to show you exactly how to do this so your banner is perfectly even!

I shared how to make this card for my Wednesday night Facebook live tutorial.

If you ever miss a tutorial, you can watch them all over on my YouTube Channel.

Check out the video below to see exactly how I made this card:


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Stampin’ Up! Sweet Symmetry Thinking of You Card

I love our Designer Series Paper. First, it’s double sided so you actually get 12 designs in a pack. Second, it’s all coordinating, meaning you can mix and match the patterns up and don’t have to worry about them matching. Thirdly, they make paper crafting so quick and easy!

I pulled out the Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper for this week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop.

My card starts off with Bumblebee cardstock.

Stampin Up Sweet Symmetry

I then took a pattern from the Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper and matted it on Night of Navy cardstock.

Stampin Up Sweet Symmetry

I stamped the butterflies from the Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set in Bumblebee Ink on Basic White cardstock. I then took a Blending Pen and lightly pulled the color all around the butterfly.

*Tip: Be light-handed with the Blending Pen as it’s meant to be used with Watercolor Paper. Don’t go over the same spot more than once.

Stampin Up Sweet Symmetry

I cut the butterflies out using the Brilliant Wings Dies. I sort of fluffed the wings with my hands and adhered down just the body of them using some Tear & Tape.

Stampin Up Sweet Symmetry

I stamped the sentiment from the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set in Night of Navy ink, cutting it out with the coordinating Beautiful Trees Dies.

Stampin Up Sweet Symmetry

Lastly, I added a few Resin Dots. Thanks for checking out my project today!!!

Stampin Up Sweet Symmetry

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
  5. Sue Prather
  6. Akiko Sudano
  7. Karen Ksenzakovic

Use this host code – V27R266U – 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! Beauty of Friendship Masculine Card

Masculine cards can be challenging, but really anything that isn’t frilly or too girly can be considered a masculine card.

This month’s Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop theme is “for the men/boys” and you’re going to find lots of inspiration for masculine cards as you go through the different blogs.

I decided to use the new Beauty of Friendship Bundle.

Stampin Up Beauty of Friendship Masculine Card

My card starts off with Mossy Meadow cardstock. I then took a pattern from the Bloom Where You’re Planted Designer Series Paper and matted it on Cinnamon Cider cardstock.

Stampin Up Beauty of Friendship Masculine Card

Next I created my tree using the Beautiful Trees Dies and Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, and Cinnamon Cider cardstock.

Stampin Up Beauty of Friendship Masculine Card

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set in Mossy Meadow ink and cut it out with the rectangle die from the Beautiful Trees Dies.

Stampin Up Beauty of Friendship Masculine Card

This is a beautiful bundle that makes great nature cards, which I always find work really well for masculine cards.

Thanks for checking out my project today!


Today’s card was inspired by this week’s Fab Friday challenge.


Now click the buttons below to see what the rest of the blog hoppers created today!

  1. Karen Ksenzakovic
  2. Tara Carpenter
  3. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here
  4. Jillian Good
  5. Karen Finkle
  6. Mary Deatherage
  7. Donna Leonard
  8. Akiko Sudano
  9. Sue Prather
  10. Amy Koenders

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Stampin’ Up! Hand-Penned Petals Fun Fold Card & Video

Last week I shared a really beautiful fun fold card using brand new product from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.

I don’t do a lot of fun folds, so believe me, if I can do it – so can you!!!

The card uses the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper which is gorgeous!!! It has beautiful floral images and watercolor patterns.

It is included in my Annual Catalog Product Share, so be sure to check out the details on how you can get it, and a sampling of all the other new DSP!!!

The card also uses the new Inspiring Thoughts Stamp Set, which covers just about every sentiment you could need. It has great sentiments for both the inside and outside of your card. It’ll be available May 4th!

I’ll be back with another card tonight using brand new product. I’ll be using the new Inspiring Thoughts Bundle, the same stamp set that I used for today’s card. Join me at 7:30 EDT over on my Facebook page – you won’t want to miss it!

If you ever miss a tutorial of mine, you can check them all out on my YouTube Channel. Be sure to subscribe while you’re over there so you don’t miss out on anything!!

Stampin Up Hand-Penned Petals

Thanks for checking out my project today!

Stampin Up Hand-Penned Petals

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


Mother’s Day Gift Giving

Let’s face it, moms deserve to be celebrated and to receive a pretty awesome Mother’s Day gift, but it can be hard to know what to get her.

I got your back. Head over here for all the details on a gift she’s sure to love!


Annual Catalog Product Share Now Available!!

2021-2022 Annual Catalog Product Share

With a new Annual Catalog comes lots of beautiful new Designer Series Paper, ribbon, and embellishments. To help get the new goodies to you for a fraction of the price, I’ve set up a Product Share.

There are a few different options depending on what you’re looking for, including some with free product and free shipping. For all the details, head over here.


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! Beauty of Friendship Thinking of You Card

All week we’ve been talking about the new 2021-2023 In Colors.

If you missed them, you can find them here Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Today’s card uses the new Evening Evergreen and I paired it with the gorgeous Beauty of the Earth Suite, which will be available May 4th.

My card starts off with Soft Suede cardstock which I covered with a pattern from the Beauty of Earth Designer Series Paper.

**This paper is really amazing and is included in my Product Share. Want a sampling of it? Check out my Product Share and get lots of new product for a fraction of the price!!

Stampin Up Beauty Of Friendship Thinking of You Card

I then took a panel of Evening Evergreen cardstock and embossed it with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder and then matted it on a panel of Basic White cardstock.

Next, I took a panel of Basic White cardstock and stamped the bigger tree image in Evening Evergreen ink, stamping off first. I then stamped the more detailed image in Evening Evergreen ink over it, stamping off first again. I then stamped the trunk in Soft Suede ink, yes, you guessed it, stamping off first. I then matted this on Soft Suede cardstock.

For the other tree, I stamped the bigger tree image in Soft Succulent ink (stamping off first) and then the more detailed tree image in Evening Evergreen ink over it. I stamped the trunk in Soft Suede ink and cut them both out using the Beautiful Trees Dies, adhering them down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Beauty of Friendship Card

I used the same dies to cut out two birds from Bumblebee cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set in Evening Evergreen ink on Crumb Cake cardstock and cut it out with the Beautiful Trees Dies. Underneath I wound around some Crumb Cake Twine.

*By the way, this twine comes in a variety pack of 5 colors, and is also included in my Product Share!

Stampin' Up! Beauty of Friendship Card

Thanks for checking out my project today!

Don’t forget this product is available beginning May 4th so be sure to add it to your wish list. If you haven’t received a catalog yet and would like one, please let me know here.


Mother’s Day Gift Giving

Let’s face it, moms deserve to be celebrated and to receive a pretty awesome Mother’s Day gift, but it can be hard to know what to get her.

I got your back. Head over here for all the details on a gift she’s sure to love!


Annual Catalog Product Share Now Available!!

2021-2022 Annual Catalog Product Share

With a new Annual Catalog comes lots of beautiful new Designer Series Paper, ribbon, and embellishments. To help get the new goodies to you for a fraction of the price, I’ve set up a Product Share.

There are a few different options depending on what you’re looking for, including some with free product and free shipping. For all the details, head over here.


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! Vine Design Gilded Leafing

Anyone else taking a sigh of relief that it’s Friday.

I hope you stay warm and healthy this weekend – and definitely get some stamping in!!

My card today is on the simpler side but uses the beautiful Gold Leafing.

It starts off with Highland Heather which I embossed using the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.

I then took a pattern from Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper and stamped the vine from the Vine Design Stamp Set in Heat & Stick Powder. I then adhered some of the Gilded Leafing on it and brushed off the excess bits. I then offset a piece of Gold Foil underneath it.

**I am planning on demonstrating how use to the Gilded Leafing on my Tuesday YouTube Live video. Have you subscribed to my channel yet? Be sure to head over here and subscribe so you don’t miss the tips & tricks I’m going to give!!**

I then stamped the sentiment and frame in Gorgeous Grape ink and cut it out using the coordinating Flowering Vine Designs. I adhered it down using Stampin’ Dimensionals and added a few Gilded Gems next to it.

Thanks for checking out my project today!


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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?

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I did update the labels to include each color name and which color family it belongs to (i.e., Brights, Regals, etc.).

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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! Birds & Branches Thinking of You Card

Hi everyone (still from Peru)!!

Hope everyone is staying well and healthy!!

Today’s card starts off with Crumb Cake cardstock, on which I adhered a pattern from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper.

I then cut out a circle from Pool Party cardstock using the Layering Circles Dies and then embossed it using the Subtle Embossing Folder.

I used the Birds & More Dies to cut out a bird from Bumblebee cardstock and branch from Soft Suede cardstock.

I stamped the sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set and cut it out with the coordinating Floral Gallery Dies (both available Jan 5th). I added a Linen Thread bow next to the sentiment.

Thanks for checking out my project today!


2021 Jan-June Catalog Product Share Now Open!!

My 2021 Jan-June Catalog Product Share is now live!!

Get a sampling of all the new paper, ribbon and embellishments. I have a couple of different options depending on what you’re looking for. It’s a great way to get a little bit of everything, without having to buy one of each.

For all the options available and to reserve a Product Share, 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 $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! SNEAK PEEK Art Gallary Video Tutorial

Who’s ready for Thanksgiving tomorrow!
For me and my kiddos, today is all about cooking, baking, and prepping for the big day tomorrow.

Today I have a special treat for you – a super sneak peek of beautiful goodies to come in the 2021 Jan-June Mini Catalog – the Art Gallery Bundle.

I used this bundle last week for my Wednesday night Facebook Live video. I was able to pre-pre-order from the new catalog and am so excited to share projects and product from it.

If you have placed an order from me in the last year, you will automatically be mailed catalogs when I order them the beginning of December. If you don’t currently have a demonstrator you order from, I’d be happy to add your name to my list. Just let me know here.

I’ll be back tonight with another live card….well, actually gift card holder. Who said gift cards have to be boring?! Hint.

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

You can check out the new product and how I made today’s card below:


Buy the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle in the month of November and I’ll mail you eight card kits (2 each of 4 designs).

The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle is available starting Nov 3rd and includes the:

  • Quite Curvy Bundle
  • Curvy Christmas Stamp Set
  • Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper

The cards in the kit include two Christmas cards, a birthday card, and a “just because” card. The kits come with everything you’ll need to make these cards (minus ink pads and adhesive).

Just place your order and then I’ll pop the card kits in the mail.


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.

Stampin’ Up! In the Pines Thinking of You Card

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop theme is “leaves or trees.”  Have fun hopping!

My card starts off with Soft Sea Foam cardstock.

I took a pattern from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper and matted it on Crumb Cake cardstock.

I’ve been using the In Good Taste DSP a lot lately – it’s an absolute must!!!

I used the Pine Woods Dies to cut out trees from Just Jade and Mint Macaron cardstock.

I stamped the sentiment from the In The Pines Stamp Set in Just Jade ink and cut it out using the Painted Labels Dies, adhering it down with Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals.

Lastly, I wound around some Whisper White ribbon, securing it with a Linen Thread bow.

Thanks for checking out my project today!
Be sure to swing by my store to see all the great product that was used create today’s card, or click on the individual product shown below.


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

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! Prized Peony Thinking of You Card

I am really enjoying the Stitched Triangles Dies.

I shared this card last week and wanted to pull them out again for today’s card.

My card starts off with Thick Whisper White cardstock.  I then cut out two triangles from the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper, which I adhered down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the two peonies and leaves from the Prized Peony Stamp Set in Basic Gray ink.  I colored them in using the Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody (flowers) and Shaded Spruce (leaves) Stampin’ Blends Markers.

Under the peonies I adhered two gold leaves and adhered the flowers down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Around them I added some Pearls and Bumblebee Enamel Dots.

I stamped the sentiment from the brand new In The Pines Stamp Set in Bumblebee Ink and cut it out using Stitched Rectangles Dies.

The In The Pines Stamp Set is brand new to the Aug-Dec Mini Catalog and available beginning Aug 4th!!

Thanks for checking out my project today!


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


The 2020 August-December Catalog Product Share is now available.

I have lots of options to choose from to get your hands on all the new Designer Series Paper and Ribbon & Embellishments.

Participate in one of my Product Shares and get a sampling of all the new goodies at a fracture of the price!


Bonus Days are back!

For every increment of $50 in an order placed now through August 3rd, you’ll earn a $5 coupon that you can spend between Aug 4-31.

For example, an order of $100 will earn you two $5 coupons; an order of $150 will earn you three.

Be sure to provide a valid e-mail, as the coupon will be e-mailed to that address.


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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