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! Forever Fern Square Thank You Card

Last Thursday on Facebook, I challenged you to use your Designer Series Paper.

With the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog coming to a close, I’m trying to use up the last bits of my Designer Series Paper.
I mean, we have to make room for all the new goodies, don’t we?!

So I have a really quick, simple, just #simplestamping, no die cutting, card for today.

My card starts off with Pretty Peacock cardstock, which by the way, will be retiring for good the end of April. It would be a great idea to stock up on this color while it’s still available!

Next I cut a pattern from the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper almost square – 1/8″ shorter width wise and then cut it on a diagonal.

Next I stamped the sentiment from the Forever Fern Stamp Set in Pear Pizzazz ink and a fern in Pretty Peacock ink on a square piece of Basic White cardstock, matting a panel of Pretty Peacock cardstock behind it.

I then wound around a piece of the Pretty Peacock/Old Olive ribbon behind the square, adhering it down with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Forever Fern Square Thank You Card

Thanks for checking out my project today!!!

Be sure to head over to my store and stock up on the retiring Forever Greenery DSP and Pretty Peacock cardstock and ink pad!!!

Stampin' Up! Forever Fern Square Thank You Card

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


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Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Brilliance Birthday Card

I have been having so much fun playing with the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle – it’s brilliant…see what I did there 😉

I had the opportunity share how to make today’s card at our (bigger) team meeting on Sunday.

My card starts off with Terracotta Tile cardstock. I then took a pattern from the True Love Designer Series Paper and matted it on Basic White cardstock to adhere to the card front.

Next, I took a pattern from the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper and cut out a butterfly from it using the largest detailed butterfly die from the Brilliant Wings Dies. I then matted this on Basic White cardstock.

**Please note that the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper was available for a limited time only and sold out just this week. You could supplement it with a pattern from the Ice Cream Corner DSP, a Terracotta Tile pattern from the 2019-2021 DSP, or use a panel of So Saffron cardstock.

Using the same die, I cut out a detailed butterfly from Basic Black cardstock and adhered just the body down in the negative space.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays in Versamark ink on Basic Black cardstock, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and heat set it. I cut it out using the Tasteful Labels Dies, adhering it down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Brilliance Birthday Card

For the inside, I stamped the butterfly in So Saffron ink.

Thanks for checking out my project today!!!!


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 – 3U7MFDPR – 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! Forever Blossoms Spotlight Card

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

My card today starts off with Petal Pink cardstock.

Stampin' Up! Forever Blossoms Spotlight Card

I then stamped the bigger floral image from the Forever Blossoms Stamp Set in Smoky Slate on a panel of Basic White cardstock.

I then used an oval from the Layering Ovals Dies to cut out the center. I used the same dies to cut out a Smoky Slate scalloped oval to adhere under it.

I used the Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends Markers to color in the flowers on just the part that was cut out (and just the Light Marker to add a highlight around the flowers that aren’t colored in) and the Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends to color the petals. I adhered the oval down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and heat set it. I cut it out using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.

Stampin' Up! Forever Blossoms Spotlight Card

Lastly, I added a couple of Champagne Rhinestones next to the sentiment.

Thanks for checking out my card today!!!

Stampin' Up! Forever Blossoms Spotlight Card

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

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here
  4. Sue Prather
  5. Karen Finkle
  6. Akiko Sudano
  7. 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.


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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.

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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.


  • 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! 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.


  • 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! Hippo Happiness Unicorn Card

Are you ready to slay the week ahead?

I am – give me what ya got! Ha!
For Stampin’ Up!, I am working on some very exciting things behind the scenes.
And personally, I am getting a new kitchen and bathroom flooring.

You may never see the inside of my house but this is VERY exciting!!!!!!

Today’s card starts off with Bermuda Bay cardstock.

I then cut 3/4″ strips of Bermuda Bay, Mango Melody, and Melon Mambo cardstock to adhere across a panel of Basic White cardstock, which I then matted on another panel of Basic White cardstock.

I then used the Hippo & Friends Dies to cut out a label from Basic White cardstock. On it I stamped the stars from the Hippo Happiness Stamp Set in Mango Melody ink and the sentiment in Memento Black ink.

Lastly, I stamped the unicorn in Melon Mambo ink, stamping off first for the “full” body image. I stamped the eyes and nose in Memento Black ink, cutting it out with the coordinating Hippo & Friends Dies.

Stampin Up Hippo Happiness Unicorn Card

Thanks for checking out my project today!!

Stampin Up Hippo Happiness Unicorn Card

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


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.


  • 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! Beautiful Friendship Birthday Card

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

My card today starts off with Calypso Coral cardstock.

I then adhered a pattern from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper over the card front.

I then took a panel of Basic White cardstock and stamped the flowers from the Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set in Calypso Coral, Mossy Meadow, and Bumblebee ink.

I then stamped the sentiment from the Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set in Mossy Meadow ink.

When I add a bow to a card, 99% of the time I wrap around the ribbon and make the bow separately. For this card, I wrapped the ribbon around twice, made a bow separately, and adhered it over the ribbon.

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.
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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.


  • 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! 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

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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