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:


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Stampin’ Up! Springtime Joy Easter Card & Video

Easter is right around the corner and it’s time to get those cards and gift giving projects ready.

Last week for my Facebook live, I made two cards (a really simple one and a more stepped up one) and also a belly band for some Easter chocolate.

Stamping' Up! Spingtime Joy Easter Card

The projects use the Springtime Joy Stamp Set which has to be my favorite stamp set for Easter/spring projects. Aren’t the bunny, lamb, and chick just the cutest!!!!

Tonight I’ll be back with another Facebook live card and I’ll be making another Easter card. I’ll be using the Arrange a Wreath Bundle and I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE the card and I know you will too. Join me live and you might just win the card!

If you ever miss any of my video tutorials, you can check them out on my YouTube channel. While there, be sure to subscribe to the channel so you don’t miss out on any the videos or live stamping on YouTube (weekly Tuesday, 1:00 EST).

Here’s a closer look at the simple Easter card I made…

Here’s a closer look at the belly band I made for the chocolate:

Stamping' Up! Spingtime Joy Easter Card

Here’s a closer look at the more detailed Easter card:

Stamping' Up! Spingtime Joy Easter Card

These pastel colors were perfect for the Easter card. Be sure to pin the color inspiration below!

Stamping' Up! Spingtime Joy Easter Card

Check out the video below to see how I made these Easter projects:


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! Butterfly Brilliance Card & Video

Last week, I shared a sweet and simple card for my Tuesday YouTube Live video.

I’ll be live again today at 1:00 EST. I have a really fun masculine/birthday/Father’s Day card using the A Cut Above Stamp Set. Be sure to head over to my YouTube channel and subscribe so you get a notification when I go live.

My card starts off with Mint Macaron cardstock which I embossed using the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.

Stampin Up Butterfly Brilliance Card and Video

I then adhered a pattern from the True Love Designer Series Paper to the left. I then wound around some black and white thread around in a bow.

Stampin Up Butterfly Brilliance Card and Video

Using the Stitched Shapes Dies to cut out three squares from Basic White cardstock. I stamped the butterfly from the Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set in Mint Macaron ink.

I stamped the sentiment from the Posted For You Stamp Set in Memento Black ink, cutting it out with the Tasteful Labels Dies. Next to it I added a few Matte Black Dots.

Stampin Up Butterfly Brilliance Card and Video

Thanks for checking out my card today!!!

Stampin Up Butterfly Brilliance Card and Video

To watch the video on how to make the card:


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! Pretty Perennials Easter Card

This month’s Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop theme is “Celebrate Spring“. Have fun hopping through the different blogs to see how everyone interpreted spring!!

My card starts off with Blushing Bride cardstock.

I next took a pattern from the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper and cut the same size Vellum cardstock. I used the Stitched with Whimsy Dies to cut a stitched rectangle around the vellum.

I next stamped the flowers from the Pretty Perennials Stamp Set in Blushing Bride and Daffodil ink. I used the coordinating Perennial Petals Dies to cut them out, as well as a Blushing Bride and Soft Sea Foam details to go with the flowers.

Under the flowers, I folded over a piece of Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle.

Lastly, using the masking technique I stamped the sentiment from the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set in Blushing Bride ink on a narrow piece of Basic White cardstock and added a few pearls around it.

Thanks for checking out my project today!! Now click the buttons below to see what the rest of the team created today!!!

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

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Stampin’ Up! Only Stamping Welcoming Window Card

Sometimes you just throw the bells and whistles out the window and stick to paper and ink.

I shared today’s card a few weeks ago in my live video, but wanted to share it here on my blog as well.
Granted, the Welcoming Window Bundle is gorgeous and I highly recommend getting the matching dies, but I wanted to show that you can still make a beautiful card with just the stamps.

My card starts off with Mint Macaron cardstock.

I then took a panel of Basic White cardstock and created my window scene using Crumb Cake (window, sentiment), Gray Granite (stamped off for bricks), Mint Macaron (shutters, plant), Bumblebee (pot) Inks.

I then matted it on a panel of Crumb Cake cardstock.

And that’s it – super simple – ink and paper.

I’ll be back tonight with a live stamping tutorial on my Facebook page at 7:30 EST. It’s a masculine card…which can always be tricky so you won’t want to miss it…AND it’s a fun fold!

WHAT?! Me…a fun fold?! I know, what can I say.

Join me live and you might just win the card!!!

Thanks for checking out my project today!
Whether you’re just starting off stamping or have been doing it for years, be sure to add the Welcoming Window Stamp Set to your wish list!


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.


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.


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Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven Acetate Card

Happy March!

Here’s hoping it behaves more like a lamb and not a lion and brings spring quickly.
Don’t get me wrong – I love me some snow.

But come March, I’m ready for tulips, sunshine, and fresh air!

I had a customer ask recently if I could make a card using the Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper and the Hydrangea Hill Mercury Acetate, so here we go…

My card starts off with Purple Posy cardstock, although I cut the bottom off the front from where the acetate starts down.

I then cut a piece of the Hydrangea Mercury Acetate at 4-1/4 x 5-1/2, adhering it to the Purple Posy card front. One side of this acetate has purple hues and the other side is silver. I put the silver side out.

Next, I took a pattern from the Hydrangea Hill DSP, cut it down to cover the top and bottom, matted it on Basic White cardstock, and adhered it over the acetate.

Next I stamped the “filler” image from the Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set in Old Olive ink. I cut it out, as well as a Purple Posy petal detail, and Old Olive leaf detail using the Hydrangea Dies. I adhered this over the acetate using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Next I stamped the sentiment from the Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set in Gorgeous Grape ink, cutting it out with the same dies.

On the inside, I added a piece of the same pattern of Hydrangea Hill DSP and stamped some of the flowers in Gorgeous Grape ink.

Thanks for checking out my project today!


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


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.


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.
  • 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! Friends are like Seashells Fun Fold Card

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop theme is fun fold cards! Have fun hopping through the blogs to see what everyone made!

My card starts off with Seaside Spray cardstock, which I cut off a piece off the side of the card front.

I then matted two patterns from the Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper on Basic White cardstock, one for the front and one for the inside.

I took a panel of Basic White cardstock and scored it in half. I adhered half of it to the inside of the card, with the other half covering the card front (not adhered). I matted another pattern from the Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper on Basic White and adhered it to this panel.

I cut out three seashells from yet another pattern from the Sand & Sea DSP (I really love this DSP and how well all the patterns coordinate together) and adhered those to the front.

I then stamped one sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink on a banner of Basic White cardstock for the front and another sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink to the inside.

Thanks for checking out my project today!


Now click the link below to see what Sue’s created this week.

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Jaimie Babarczy <— You Are Here
  4. Karen Finkle
  5. Akiko Sudano
  6. 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.
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  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
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Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents Extraordinary Card

Last week I shared a sweet and easy fun fold card using the beautiful Simply Succulents Bundle for my YouTube live.

Unfortunately, I have to cancel today’s live as I have a doctor’s appointment….which by the way, I was reminded today by one of my kids how badly I need to keep my calendar updated. If it wasn’t for one of them, I wouldn’t have realized the double booking.

Anyone else have a horrible memory?!

My card starts off with Mint Macaron cardstock. I then scored a diagonal to the card front. I then cut down a piece of Golden Garden Acetate to adhere to the card. I then adhered down the flap from the fold using Tear & Tape adhesive.

Next I stamped two succulents and bucket in Memento Black ink. I colored them in using Soft Sea Foam, Mossy Meadow, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Highland Heather, and Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends Markers. I cut them out, and the aloe and hanging plant, using the coordinating Potted Succulents Dies.

I then adhered them over a Basic White circle which I cut out using the Stitched Shapes Dies.

For the inside, I adhered a pattern from the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper to the top. I adhered a panel of Basic White cardstock to the bottom and I stamped the sentiment in Pool Party ink.

Thanks for checking out my project today!!

To watch the video of how to make today’s card, check out the video below:


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.
  • 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! 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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This week I’m offering FREE SHIPPING – wahoo!!!!

That means that a $50 order gets you:

  • $50 in product
  • $9 free item from me
  • Free shipping
  • A free Level 1 Sale-a-bration item
  • Two stars on my Star Rewards Sheet

Head over here for more 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.
  • 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! Sweet Strawberry Thank You Card

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

My card starts off with Poppy Parade cardstock.

I then took a pattern from the Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper and matted it on Basic White cardstock.

I then took a piece of Basic White cardstock and cut out an oval. I stamped the leaf from the Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set in Memento Black ink and colored it in using the Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Markers. I fussy cut it out and adhered it down using Stampin’ Dimenionals.

I stamped the strawberry and stem in Memento Black Ink and colored it in using the Poppy Parade and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. I cut them out using the coordinating Strawberry Builder Punch, adhering them down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I then stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and heat set it. I adhered under it a panel of Basic White cardstock and added a few Matte Black Dots next to it.

Thanks for checking out my project today!

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 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 in this Project: