Stampin’ Up! Swirly Frames Thank You Card

Hi friends!

I don’t know about you, but this weekend flew by way too fast.
I hope you have a great week ahead (and are able to get some stamping in).

My card today starts off with Pool Party cardstock, which I embossed using the Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder.

I then used the Stamparatus to stamp the rectangle from the Swirly Frames Stamp Set along a panel of Whisper White cardstock in Misty Moonlight, Pool Party, and Mint Macaron ink.

I stamped the right rectangle first in Mint Macaron ink, moved the hinge one space to the left, stamped it in Pool Party, moved the hinge one space to the left, and stamped it in Misty Moonlight ink. I continued this until all the rectangles were stamped.

I stamped the bird image from the Free As A Bird Stamp Set in Pool Party ink, stamping off first for a lighter shade.

I stamped the sentiment from the Free As A Bird Stamp Set in the corner in Misty Moonlight ink. I then adhered a panel of Misty Moonlight cardstock under the Whisper White panel.

Thanks for checking out my project today!!


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


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.


Right now is a great opportunity to stock up on Designer Series Paper.  Save 15% on select Designer Series Paper in the month of October!!

And receive a free solid pack of cardstock with an order of $50+ when you buy at least one pack of Designer Series Paper!

Check out all the included paper 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.


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Stampin’ Up! Week of Designer Series Paper – Day 1

Let’s talk Designer Series Paper for a second.

October 1st Stampin’ Up! is doing a Designer Series Paper sale – 15% off select DSP from the Annual and Mini Catalog!!

And you can’t have Designer Series Paper without solid cardstock, so if your order is $50+ and you buy at least one pack of Designer Series Paper, in the month of October, I’m giving away a free pack of cardstock (on top of your free $9 item)!

In light of this sale, I will be using Designer Series Paper on ALL my cards this week and sharing the different ways I like to use it.

If you’re unsure what colors to use – look at the colors Stampin’ Up! puts together in their Designer Series Paper.  They know what they’re doing and many times will use combinations of colors that I won’t have thought of.

For the foliage in today’s card, I took the colors right from a pattern from the Plaid Tidings DSP.

My card starts off with Rich Razzleberry cardstock.  I then took a pattern from the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper and matted it on Whisper White cardstock.

Next I stamped the sentiment from the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set in Rich Razzleberry ink on a panel of Whisper White cardstock.

I stamped the images from the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set in Rich Razzleberry (leaf), Cajun Craze (acorn), and Pumpkin Pie (leaf) on Whisper White cardstock and cut them out using the Autumn Pack Punches.  I stamped off first for the lighter solid image.

Lastly I added a few Artistry Blooms Sequins around.

Thanks for checking out my project today!!!
Be sure to take a look at the upcoming Designer Series Paper sale and get your wish list ready!


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


The new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine can be ordered beginning Sept 1st and it’s a beaut!!

Order it during the month of September and earn a free embossing folder from me!

If you missed my live tutorial using the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, you can check it out here.


The Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion begins tomorrow!!

For just $99, you’ll receive $125 worth of product and right now the Queen Anee’s Lace and So Much Love Stamp Sets for free, along with 16 card kits and a pack of rhinestones.

The Starter Kit ships for free which is another huge savings.

There’s never any pressure to sell and we just have a great time on my team!


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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  • 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! Beautiful World Congrats Card

Before we dive into today’s project…

Have you set your alarm yet?  Do you have your wish list ready?
Tomorrow starts a 24-Hour ONLY Select Stamp Set Flash Sale.

I have all the details at the bottom of this post – but one thing I know for sure – tomorrow is going to be a fun day!  I’m also giving DOUBLE Star Rewards on all orders $50+ – Sept 23rd ONLY!

Okay, now on to today’s card…

My card starts off with Crumb Cake cardstock.  I then took a panel of Mint Macaron cardstock and embossed it using the Old World 3D Embossing Folder.

I then stamped the world in Early Espresso Ink and the stand in Crumb Cake ink from the Beautiful World Stamp Set and cut them out using the coordinating World Map Dies, adhering them down with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Next I stamped the sentiment from the Beautiful World Stamp Set in Early Espresso ink on Whisper White cardstock.  I cut it out using the Stitched Nested Labels Dies, adhering it over an Early Espresso pattern from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper.

Thanks for checking out my project today!


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


tock up on stamp sets at a stellar price! For one day only, Sept 23, you can purchase select cling and photopolymer stamp sets at a 15% discount.

This short, stamp-tacular sale only happens once a year—you won’t want to miss out on these super savings!

Click here to open a flyer with a list of all the stamp sets, or check out their images here.

AND….

If you were thinking of taking advantage of the Grab & Go Starter Kit deal right now, Sept 23rd is THE BEST day to join as you can grab these stamp sets at their sale prices in your Starter Kit!!

AND….

To sweeten this sale a little more, I’m offering Double Star Rewards September 23rd only on all orders $50+ (before tax and shipping).

Ex:  On an order of $75, you’ll receive 6 stars (instead of 3)!

Not familiar with my Star Rewards Program, check out the details here on how you can earn a free $30 shopping spree from me!


The Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion begins tomorrow!!

For just $99, you’ll receive $125 worth of product and right now the Queen Anee’s Lace and So Much Love Stamp Sets for free, along with 16 card kits and a pack of rhinestones.

The Starter Kit ships for free which is another huge savings.

There’s never any pressure to sell and we just have a great time on my team!


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.
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Stampin’ Up! Stitched Triangles Video Tutorial

Last week for my Facebook Live video I did things a little different.

Instead of sharing one card, I shared four cards that were more on the artistic/abstract side from what I would normally make.

All four cards use the Stitched Triangles Dies and a pattern from the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper.

I’ll be back again tonight at 7:30 pm EST on my Facebook page with a card using product from the Snowflake Splendor Suite.  Catch it live and you might just win the card!

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

Check out the video below to see how I made the four cards.


The new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine can be ordered beginning Sept 1st and it’s a beaut!!

Order it during the month of September and earn a free embossing folder from me!

If you missed my live tutorial using the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, you can check it out here.


The Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion begins tomorrow!!

For just $99, you’ll receive $125 worth of product and right now the Queen Anee’s Lace and So Much Love Stamp Sets for free, along with 16 card kits and a pack of rhinestones.

The Starter Kit ships for free which is another huge savings.

There’s never any pressure to sell and we just have a great time on my team!


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! Celebrate Sunflowers Welcome Card

We have a new color challenge for you this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments and I was so inspired by them!

Be sure to play along with us this week!

My card starts off with Mint Macaron cardstock.  I then matted a panel of Whisper White cardstock on Cinnamon Cider cardstock.

You really can’t tell in the picture (and barely in person) but I did stamp the smaller sunflower image from the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set on the Whisper White in Versamark ink.

I then took a pattern from the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper and matted it on Whisper White cardstock.

I stamped the sunflower and leaves from the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set in Stazon ink on Watercolor Paper.  I used a Water Painter to color them in using Cinnamon Cider, Mint Macaron, and Crumb Cake ink.  I cut them out using the coordinating Sunflower Dies.

I stamped the sentiment from the Well Said Stamp Set in Crumb Cake ink and cut it out using the Tasteful Labels Dies.

Thanks for checking out my project today!


The new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine can be ordered beginning Sept 1st and it’s a beaut!!

Order it during the month of September and earn a free embossing folder from me!

If you missed my live tutorial using the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, you can check it out here.


The Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion begins tomorrow!!

For just $99, you’ll receive $125 worth of product and right now the Queen Anee’s Lace and So Much Love Stamp Sets for free, along with 16 card kits and a pack of rhinestones.

The Starter Kit ships for free which is another huge savings.

There’s never any pressure to sell and we just have a great time on my team!


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.
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Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches Card

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop theme is Birds or Animals.  Happy hopping!

Today’s card starts off with Misty Moonlight cardstock.

Using the Birds & More Dies, I cut a circle out of one of the patterns from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper.  I then matted this on Whisper White cardstock.

I stamped the detailed parts of the birds from the Birds & Branches Stamp Set in Misty Moonlight ink and the full bird image over it in So Saffron ink.  I used the same dies to cut them out and adhered them down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set in Misty Moonlight ink and cut it out using the Stitched Rectangles Dies.

Lastly, I tied a bow next to the birds.

Thanks for checking out my project today!


Now click the button below to see what everyone else made this week.

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Kristi Gray
  4. Jaimie Babarczy
  5. Sue Prather
  6. Karen Finkle
  7. Akiko Sudano
  8. Karen Ksenzakovic
  9. Julie Johnston

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! Forever Fern Card Video Tutorial

Although I had created this card for our blog hop last Thursday, I just couldn’t wait and shared it as part of my Wednesday night live tutorial.

I just love the colors and mixing of Designer Series Paper…and that cute little acorn.

It uses the Forever Fern Bundle, along with the beautiful Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper and other great products!

I’ll be back tonight with another live tutorial.  This time I’m using the Peace & Joy Bundle and creating three cards, one for a beginner stamper,  an intermediate stamped, and an avid stamper.  I did something similar here.

If you catch it live at 7:30 EST on my Facebook page, you might just win tonight’s card!

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

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


The new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine can be ordered beginning Sept 1st and it’s a beaut!!

Order it during the month of September and earn a free embossing folder from me!

If you missed my live tutorial using the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, you can check it out here.


The Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion begins tomorrow!!

For just $99, you’ll receive $125 worth of product and right now the Queen Anee’s Lace and So Much Love Stamp Sets for free, along with 16 card kits and a pack of rhinestones.

The Starter Kit ships for free which is another huge savings.

There’s never any pressure to sell and we just have a great time on my team!


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.
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Stampin’ Up! All Things Fabulous Card Video Tutorial

I really do love soft, feminine cards with sweet details.

And that’s what I created last week for my live tutorial, which I’m sharing with you today.

Today’s card uses the All Things Fabulous Bundle with the Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder.  The All Things Fabulous Stamp Set is a sweet one because it’s multi-step stamping which allows for different variations of colors to be stamped to give the flower more detail.

I’ll be back tonight at 7:30 EST on my Facebook Page with another live tutorial!  Join me live and you might just win tonight’s card!

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

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


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! Back to School Ridiculously Awesome Card

This year we’ve decided to homeschool our kids.  Lots went into this decision, but we’re pretty excited for the year ahead!

Each year for the kids’ first day of school I always put a handmade card in their lunch box.  I like to think it’s a surprise, but I’ve done it for so long, I don’t think they’re very surprised anymore.

Although this year I didn’t put their card in a lunch box, I did put it next to their school books.  When they went to grab their books this morning for our first day of school, I think, for the first time in a long time, they were surprised.

Maybe they thought because we were homeschooling, they wouldn’t get a card, but this mama wouldn’t skip a year, not even if it’s at home.

Their three cards all used the same layout, but different colors.
For my girl who loves blue…

My card starts off with Misty Moonlight cardstock which I embossed using the Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder.

I stamped the sentiment and lines from the Ridiculously Awesome Stamp Set in Coastal Cabana ink.  I cut this out using the Stitched Rectangles Dies and matted it on Coastal Cabana cardstock.

I used the Stitched Stars Dies to cut out starburst from Coastal Cabana cardstock and two stars from a Coastal Cabana Designer Series Paper pattern.  To make the starburst fit the entire width of the card, I snipped it and hid the seam behind the sentiment.

I then used the same layout, but used Coastal Cabana and Poppy Parade for my girl who loves red…

And for my boy, I used Poppy Parade and Misty Moonlight…

Thanks for checking out my projects today!!


Today’s card was inspired by this week’s Sunday Stamps Challenge.


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! Spotlight Technique Celebrate Sunflowers Card

For today’s card I used the Spotlight Technique with the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set.

It’s super easy but has a really cool effect.

My card starts off with Thick Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped the sunflower from the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set on it in Memento Black ink.

TIP:  When stamping, I used the Stamparatus.  This allowed for exact placement when stamping on the card front, as well as stamping on the triangles.

I then cut out three triangles using the Stitched Triangles Dies.  I stamped the same sunflower image on them in Memento Black ink.  I colored the images using the Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered them over the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Well Said Stamp Set in Versamark ink on Cajun Craze cardstock.  I sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder and heat set it.  I cut it out using the Stitched Rectangles Dies.  I used a special technique to make the die fit the sentiment.

To see how you can adjust the die to make it fit a smaller (or larger) sentiment, you can check out this video (go to about 10 mins in).

Next to the one triangle, I added a couple of Cinnamon Cider Enamel Dots.

Thanks for checking out my project today!
Be sure to swing by my store to grab the makings so you can make it as well.


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


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.
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