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.


  • 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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Please note, new product from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog will be available beginning May 4th!

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Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch Card & Video

All this week we’re talking new In Colors.

Today’s card is one I made last week live and it uses 3 out of 4 of the new In Colors – Fresh Freesia, Soft Succulent, and Evening Evergreen.

It uses brand new product from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, the Pansy Patch Bundle. This is a really fun bundle – using either multistep stamping or layering die cut images over one another, you create really beautiful pansies.

I shared a Pansy Patch Key this week in my weekly Tips & Updates email. It’s a great guide to helping you know what goes with what when making your posies. I’m going to share it again this upcoming week so make sure you sign up for this weekly email if you haven’t done so already!

I’ll be back with another card tonight live! It’s actually a fun fold card using more new product from the new Annual Catalog. You’re not going to want to miss it!!!

Join me at 7:30 EST over on my Facebook page. You’ll have a chance to win the card, so don’t miss out!

Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch Card

If you ever miss a live tutorial, you can check out all my videos on my YouTube Channel.

Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch Card

Thanks for checking out my project today!

Now check out the video below to see how I made today’s video:


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! Sweet Ice Cream Card & Video

This week we’re talking all about the new In Colors!

The Color Collection colors are great – but the five new In Colors bring a breath of fresh air! They fill in where we may have a color gap and they coordinate beautifully together and with other Stampin’ Up! colors we already have.

Yesterday I shared a fun card using Soft Succulent. Today I’m sharing a card with Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia, and Pale Papaya and I really like how bright and fresh they are together!

My card starts off with Basic White cardstock. I then stamped the ice cream scoops from the Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set in Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya, and Polished Pink, stamping the sprinkles in the same color over it. I stamped the cone in Crumb Cake ink. I cut them out using the Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch.

I adhered them over one another and then laid them over the card front and traced the edge. I then fussy cut this part out.

Next, I cut out strips of Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink, and Pale Papaya cardstock and stamped the sprinkles on them in the coordinating colors. I snipped the end off and adhered them down.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set in Polished Pink ink and cut a bubble around it.

*Be sure to check out the video below to see I cut out the bubble around the sentiment in a super easy way!

Lastly, I added a couple of Pale Papaya Jewels to the card.

If you’re new to card making, check out the card above. It was the inspiration for my fun fold and very easy to replicate!! Give it a try!

Stampin' Up! Sweet Ice Cream Fun Fold Card

I’ll be back today at 1:00 EST over on YouTube with another live tutorial. Be sure to join me as I’ll be sharing another great card with some tips & tricks. Better yet, head over to YouTube and follow my channel so you don’t miss out on anything!!

Stampin' Up! Sweet Ice Cream Fun Fold Card

To see step by step how I made today’s 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! Snailed It Thinking of You Card

May 4th – mark your calendars – the five new 2021-2023 In Colors will be available in the new Annual Catalog.

All this week we’re going to be taking a closer look at these colors.

If you’d like to see how they measure up to other Stampin’ Up! colors, head over here.

My card today starts off with Soft Succulent cardstock, one of the five new In Colors.

I then used the Snailed It Stamp Set and stamped the word bubble three times in Misty Moonlight, Pool Party, and Soft Succulent ink. I cut it out, as well as coordinating hearts, using the Snail Dies.

I adhered these down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Next I stamped the sentiment from the Vine Design Stamp Set in Misty Moonlight ink, as well as a label border, and cut them out using the Flowering Vine Dies.

Thanks for checking out my project today!

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


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!

Product List

Online Host Club Now Open!

Looking to grow your stash of Stampin’ Up! product but also want to take advantage of Hostess Rewards?
That’s where my Online Host Club comes in!

A Host Club is a great way to grab those items on your wish list, while having the opportunity to earn hostess rewards!

How does it work?

  • the Host Club runs for six months
  • you commit to placing a minimum order of $25 by the 20th of each of the six months
  • a host code will be e-mailed to you, which is what you enter at the time of checkout

What are the benefits to an Online Host Club?

  • The month you are hostess, you are guaranteed an order of $150 or more
  • You will receive a minimum of $15.00 in hostess rewards
  • You earn one Star Reward point for every $25 that you order on your Host Club orders.  You’ll earn at least 6 Star Reward points during your membership towards your free $30 order
  • FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects
  • FREE shipping in your Host Month
  • FREE STAMP SET of your choice up to $25 at the end of your six month commitment
  • At the end of the 6 months, you will get the first opportunity at signing up for the next 6 month term

During your host month you are also welcome to gather extra orders to increase your host rewards (just give your friends the host code for their orders), it’s that easy!

A closer look:

To get a better idea of how the hostess rewards work over the course of six months, check out the chart above. All six hostesses place a $25 order between May and October.

Each month a different hostess receives the Hostess Rewards.

My next Online Hostess Club begins in May – just in time for the new Annual Catalog.

Stampin’ Up! Mother’s Day Gift Giving Idea

Mother’s Day is coming up and with it a great opportunity to say thank you to mom!

Showing moms gratitude on Mother’s Day goes beyond even our biological mom. It can be a step-mom, grandma, daughter who is a mom, a mother figure, or a good friend who is a mom.

All moms deserve to be acknowledged, praised, and thanked.

I have a great gift idea for that special mom in your life – a Box of Cards!!

Moms love to mail cards and a gift box full of five beautifully handmade cards with coordinating envelopes will be just the thing she wants for Mother’s Day.

The acetate box is decorated itself making it easy for Mom to store the cards and easy for you to gift them.

Included in the five cards is a thank you card, congratulations card, birthday card, get well soon card, and a general greetings card.

Each card comes with a specially coordinating envelope.

The cost is $20, including shipping.

You can order your Gift of Cards here. Please know that there are a limited number available so don’t wait!

If you’re looking to give the Gift of Cards in time for Mother’s Day, please order by April 30th!


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! Celebrate Sunflowers Thank You Card

I have a great thank you card for you today using the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle.

It fit this week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop perfectly!

My card starts off with Crumb Cake cardstock, which I covered with a pattern from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper.

Good news: The fun In Good Taste DSP will be carrying over into the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!!!

Next, I stamped the sunflower and leaf images from the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp in Memento Black ink on Basic White cardstock. I used the new…and gorgeous Soft Succulent (leaves), Pale Papaya, Pumpkin Pie, and Crumb Cake (flower) Stampin’ Blends to color it in. I cut it out using the Sunflower Dies.

Stampin Up Celebrate Sunflowers thank you card

I used the same dies to cut out a few sprigs from Crumb Cake cardstock. I adhered the sunflower down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set in one of the new 2021-2023 In Colors, Soft Succulent, and adhered a small panel of Soft Succulent cardstock underneath.

The new Annual Catalog comes with a new bundle of twine called the Baker’s Twine Essentials Combo Pack, which includes Crumb Cake twine, which I wound around under the sentiment. Lastly, I added a few Gilded Gems.

Thanks for checking out my project today!!!

Now click the button below to see what Karen’s created today!

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Kristi Gray
  4. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here
  5. Karen Finkle
  6. 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.


  • 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:
(New product will be available beginning May 4th)

SNEAK PEEK Stampin’ Up! Hand-Penned Thank You Card

Happy Wednesday!!!

All this week we’re talking about gratitude. I hope it’s inspired you to view your days through a lens of gratitude.

Some days are easier than others, let’s face it. Friday we might have snow here in Upstate NY, while today is warm and sunny.

Some days you can’t seem to catch a break, and others it’s like you’re walking on sunshine. (I bet you just started singing the song.)

Whatever your day seems to bring you, let’s be challenged to approach it with gratitude!

Now on to today’s card…

New catalogs are always exciting and today I’m sharing a beautiful card I made last week using a new bundle in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, the Hand-Penned Petals Bundle. This bundle has beautiful floral images and two-step stamping to stamp the inside of the florals.

Stampin Up Hand-Penned petals thank you card

My favorite part of the card is the gold bee and the card front cut on an edge using the Basic Borders Dies.

I’ll be back tonight with another card. I’ll be using another suite from the new Annual Catalog, the Pansy Patch Bundle. Join me at 7:30 EST over on my Facebook page.

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

Stampin Up Hand-Penned petals thank you card

Thanks for checking out my project today!!

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


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.


Last Chance Product Sale Going on Now!!!

Stampin' Up! Retiring Last Chance Sale

Stampin’ Up! announced the retiring product from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The list is extensive and items available while supplies last!

Click the button below to see the list of retiring product. Please keep in mind that as items sell out, the list won’t be updated, so head over to the store to see what’s still available.


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! Hydrangea Haven Mother’s Day Card

This week we’re talking about showing gratitude and for today I have a Mother’s Day card using the Hydrangea Haven Bundle.

The card may not come straight out and say thank you, but I think you’d agree that Mother’s Day is like 24 hours dedicated to saying thank you to mom.

Now, let’s be clear, I say mom, but it can be a mother figure, step-mom, grandma, or a friend who happens to be a mom.

Let’s take some time today to think about what mom in your life could use a thank you – you know, that mom who gives and gives and deserves some acknowledgment and gratitude for all they do!

Stampin Up hydrangea haven

Now on to the card details…

My card starts off with Highland Heather cardstock, on which I adhered two patterns from the Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper. I covered the seam with a piece of Gorgeous Grape ribbon.

Stampin Up hydrangea haven

Next, I took a panel of Basic White cardstock and stamped the “splotch” from the Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set (from the top down) in Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Pear Pizzazz, and Old Olive ink. Over that I stamped the hydrangea image in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and heat set it.

Stampin Up hydrangea haven

I stamped the sentiment from the Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set in Gorgeous Grape ink and matted it, as well as the other Basic White panel, on Gorgeous Grape cardstock.

I then added a couple of Pastel Pearls and a Rhinestone around the sentiment and added a Gorgeous Grape bow.

*Tip: I always tie the bow separate and just adhere it over. Firstly because I always do a fork bow and secondly because it’s just easier!

Stampin' Up! Hydrangea Haven Mother's Day Card

Thanks for checking out my project today!

Stampin' Up! Hydrangea Haven Mother's Day Card

Now click the button below to see what the rest of the team created this week.

  1. Leslie Larkin
  2. Tara Carpenter
  3. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here
  4. Connie Troyer
  5. Jillian Good
  6. Mary Deatherage
  7. Karen Finkle
  8. Karen Ksenzakovic
  9. Akiko Sudano
  10. Terry Lynn Bright
  11. Donna Leonard
  12. Amy Koenders
  13. Krista Yagci

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!

Product used to make this card:

Stampin’ Up! Friends are like Seashells Thank You Card

“Gratitude plants little smiley faces on everything it touches.” – Richelle Goodrich

Gratitude is powerful! I
Just imagine with a thank you card can do!!!

All this week we’re going to be talking about gratitude and making lots of thank you cards. Be sure to join in on the fun over on my Facebook page!!!

Also, stick with me to the end of this post as there’s something exciting happening tomorrow you won’t want to miss!!!

My card today starts off with Crumb Cake cardstock. I took a pattern from the Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper.

Stampin Up Friends are like Seashells

I took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and using the Curvy Dies to cut two panels from it. On the bottom of the panels, I stamped the seaweed from the Friends are like Seashells Stamp in Sahara Sand ink. I then used the same dies, I cut a panel to mat under it using Blushing Bride cardstock. I adhered this down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Friends are like Seashells

I used a pattern from the Sand & Sea DSP and fussy cut out a variety of the seashells, adhering them down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the Friends are like Seashells Stamp Set in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and heat set it. I cut it out using the Stitched Rectangles Dies.

Have you signed up to receive my weekly Tips & Updates email? I’m going to be sharing a tip on how I got the rectangle to fit my sentiment…
And when you sign up, you’ll get five free card tutorials!

Thanks for checking out my blog today!


Now for the exciting news…tomorrow, Tuesday, April 12th, Stampin’ Up! is doing a clearance rack refresh.

I don’t know exactly what will be included but I can tell you things in clearance usually have a nice discount and don’t last!!!!!

So check over on the store first thing tomorrow morning and place your order quick!!!


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

And this week’s Global Design Project challenge.


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.


Last Chance Product Sale Going on Now!!!

Stampin' Up! Retiring Last Chance Sale

Stampin’ Up! announced the retiring product from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The list is extensive and items available while supplies last!

Click the button below to see the list of retiring product. Please keep in mind that as items sell out, the list won’t be updated, so head over to the store to see what’s still available.


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!