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:


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 – 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.


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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.


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Stampin’ Up! Handsomely Suited Birthday Card

Happy new week!!!

For us this week is a break from school, will be filled with lots of snow (yippee), and may or may not include us staying in our pajamas all day…and of course, stamping projects for me!

Before we get on to today’s card, just a reminder that I’m offering FREE SHIPPING right now through Saturday!!

Head over here for more details!!!

Today I have a really clean and simple card for you. It comes together really quick. It starts off with Night of Navy cardstock.

I then took a panel of Basic White cardstock and first stamped the two ties in Smoky Slate ink, stamping off for a lighter shade. I next stamped the sentiment from the Handsomely Suited Stamp Set in Night of Navy ink.

Underneath the sentiment, I adhered two patterns from the Well Suited Designer Series Paper.

Thanks for checking out my project today!!


Today’s card was inspired by this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge!


Who needs a ladies’ night out full of games, stamping, and fun?! ME!

Join me March 19-20 for my Sweet Creations Event.
Space is limited so be sure to register soon!!! Head over here for all the 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! Handsomely Suited Vet Card

I have seen so many creative cards already using the new Handsomely Suited Bundle (available Jan 5, 2021).

I decided to try my hand at coming up with something fun and made a thank you card for our veterinarian. I have another card tomorrow to thank a person in the medical field!

My card starts off with Thick Whisper White cardstock. I took a pattern from the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper and used the “V” die from the Suit & Tie Dies to cut out a “v-neck.”

I used the same dies to cut out two pockets from Real Red cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the Handsomely Suited Stamp Set in Memento Black ink.

I next made a “stethoscope.” I stamped the heart from the Meant to Be Stamp Set in Real Red ink. I cut it out, as well as a larger circle, from Silver Foil using the Layering Circles Dies. I made the black part using two dies from the Layering Ovals Dies.

Thanks for checking out my project today!

Be sure to add the Handsomely Suited Bundle to your wish list. It is just so versatile and can be used for a wide variety of cards!!


2021 Jan-June Catalog Product Share Now Open!!

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

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

For all the options available and to reserve a Product Share, head over here.


Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $9 in any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • 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! In the Pines Cute Moose Card Video Tutorial

If you’ve followed by blog for a bit now (or watch my videos) you know I love VERSATILE product!

The In The Pines Bundle was a must-have for me because it is really versatile.
Think – masculine cards, sympathy cards, holiday cards, birthday cards…basically you name it, and this bundle can work for it.

For today’s card I added the cutes little moose ever from the Merry Moose Bundle and a pattern from the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper.

This paper RIGHT NOW is on sale – 15% off. AND if you place an order right now of $50+ with at least one pack of Designer Series Paper, I’m giving away a free pack of solid cardstock of your choice (in addition to the free $9 item).

I’ll be back tonight on my Facebook page at 7:30 pm EST with a special surprise. Hot off the press product. Here’s a hint: 2021 January to June Mini Catalog 😉 If you catch the video live, you will be in the running to receive tonight’s card for free.

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

I also used the same exact layout for the thinking of you card to make a Christmas version. Everything is the same except the colors and Designer Series Paper.

Thanks for checking out my project today.
Check out the video below to see how I made today’s card:


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.


  • 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:

Stampin’ Up! Mountain Air Happy Birthday Card

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

My card today starts off with Night of Navy cardstock.  At the bottom of it I stamped the stand alone trees from the Mountain Air Stamp Set in Night of Navy ink.

I then took a panel of Night of Navy cardstock and first stamped the reverse side of the mountains in Night of Navy ink.  I stamped the mountains in Night of Navy and trees in Garden Green ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut them out using the coordinating Majestic Mountain Dies.

I matted this on Whisper White cardstock and adhered it down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Lastly I stamped the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set in Garden Green ink and adhered it down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy!


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

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Kristi Gray
  4. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here
  5. Sue Prather
  6. Karen Finkle
  7. Eva Dobilas
  8. Akiko Sudano
  9. Karen Ksenzakovic

PRODUCT LIST:

Stampin’ Up! Masculine Birthday Card Video Tutorial

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Today’s card is one I shared last week for my Live Tutorial.  I’ll be back on tonight and I sure hope you’ll join me.  I’ll be making a thank you card with product from the Ornate Garden Suite which you can pre-order right now from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!

Today’s card uses the Mountain Air Bundle and Country Club Designer Series Paper to make this masculine birthday card.

I sure hope you’ll join me tonight at 7:30 pm EST on my Facebook page.  If you catch it live, you’ll have a chance to win tonight’s card.

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

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


Ornate Garden Suite Facebook Event

Our team is hosting a fun event on Facebook on Saturday, April 18 from 1:00 PM ET until around 6:00 PM ET!

We’ll be sharing projects created with this pretty suite of products with you throughout the afternoon via Live videos and photos!

We’re setting up a Facebook page for the event and we’ll be opening it up on Thursday, April 16.

Everyone is welcome to join us!  We look forward to sharing this beautiful suite of products with you!!

See you all then!


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 LIST:

Stampin’ Up! A Good Man Card

Masculine cards can be challenging with no bells or whistles or frills or bows.

I try to keep them simple and to add texture for extra detail.

My card starts off with Garden Green cardstock which I embossed using the Subtle Embossing Folder.

I then matted a pattern from the Country Club Designer Series Paper on Whisper White cardstock.

This paper is part of my Product Share and available to reserve now!!  All details below.

I stamped the sentiment from the A Good Man Stamp Set in Garden Green ink and cut it out using the Everyday Label Punch.  Underneath I adhered down a piece of Burlap ribbon.

Enjoy!


CATALOG REQUEST:

If you have placed an order through me in the past year, you will automatically receive a catalog from me.

If you do not currently have a demonstrator and would like a 2020 Jan-June Mini Catalog mailed to you, please fill out the form below:


2020 January-June Mini Catalog Product Share Now Open

The new January-June 2020 Mini Catalog is pretty exciting and has so many great new items!

In order to help get as much new product in your hands as possible, I’ve set up a Product Share.

I have a few different options available, something for someone.  Reserve a product share and don’t miss out on any of these great new items!!

All details 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 $8.50 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! *NEW A Good Man Masculine Card

This month’s Amy’s Inkin Krew Team Blog Hop theme is “Masculine.”  Have fun hopping around to see how everyone interpreted the theme!

My card today uses the new A Good Man Stamp Set.  This is a perfect set for all sorts of masculine cards and projects.  It will be available beginning June 4th.

My card today starts off with Pool Party cardstock.

I then matted a Call Me Clover pattern from the 2018-2020 In-Color Designer Series Paper on Whisper White cardstock.

I stamped the image from the A Good Man Stamp Set in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock.  I colored it in using Cajun Craze (hat), Call Me Clover (shirt), Smoky Slate (shorts), Ivory and Bronze (skin), Pool Party (outline of the image) Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut it out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink on Call Me Clover cardstock, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and heat set it.

Lastly I stamped the sentiment on the inside from the Well Said Stamp Set in Call Me Clover ink.

Enjoy!

Now click the buttons below to see what the rest of the team created this month.

  1. Karen Ksenzakovic
  2. Terry Lynn Bright
  3. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here
  4. Mary Deatherage
  5. Karen Finkle
  6. Akiko Sudano
  7. Shirley Gentry
  8. Sue Prather
  9. Connie Troyer
  10. Amy Koenders

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 $8.50 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:

Stampin’ Up! Two Types of Embossing Masculine Card Video Tutorial

Inspiration can come from just about anywhere.
Today’s card was inspired by a gift bag I saw in Target.  It was eye catching and I knew I wanted to replicate it somehow.

So, here’s what I came up with for last week’s Facebook Live Tutorial.

The card uses two types of embossing: Heat embossing and using an embossing folder and I love how it came out.

I’ll be back tonight at 7:30 pm EST to share a new card with you using (drum roll please…) hot off the press, brand new product from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog!!!

Be sure to join me at 7:30 pm EST on my Facebook page.  If you catch it live, leave a comment of some sort, at the end I draw a name for someone to receive tonight’s card!

If you ever miss a tutorial you can catch them all on my YouTube Channel.

For a look at how I made today’s card, check out the video below:


WANT A 2019-2020 ANNUAL CATALOG MAILED TO YOU?

I’ll be ordering 2019-2020 Annual Catalogs beginning of May and mailing them mid May. If you have placed an order from me within the past year, you will automatically be mailed one.

If you haven’t and do not currently have a demonstrator you order from, I would love to mail one to you! Fill out the form below to reserve yours!


Select products from the 2019 occasions catalog and 2018–2019 annual catalog are retiring—and this is the last chance for you to get them!

Please note:

  • All retiring items are only available while supplies last and will be discontinued after June 3.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, these items will have guaranteed availability until May 24; all other products are not guaranteed and are available while supplies last only.
  • Some of the product retiring in the Bundles section will be carrying over into the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  However, this will be the last time they will be available as a bundle for you to receive the 10% discount.
  • Also, there are stamp sets that WILL be carrying over in the retired list.  This is because they are clear or wood mount (retiring) and will be carrying over as cling mount

All carrying over stamp sets are listed here or shown below:

Click here to head over to my store to see all the product retiring.


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 $8.50 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

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