Stampin’ Up! Spotlight Technique with Joyful Holly Stamp

Who’s excited it’s Friday!

My card starts with Real Red cardstock, which I embossed using the Winter Snow Embossing Folder. I first stamped the holly image from the Joyful Holly Stamp Set in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock.

I used the Stitched Rectangles Dies to cut out a piece of it. I used Shaded Spruce and Cherry Cobbler ink pads to color in just the piece that was cut out and matted it on a panel of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.

I used the Stitched Be Mine Dies to cut out a scalloped piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock to go to the left of cut out piece and adhered it all down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Joyful Holly Stamp Set in Versamark ink on Shaded Spruce cardstock, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder and heat set it. I used the Stitched Rectangles Dies to cut it out.

I used this technique here to customize the size of the die to the sentiment. (You can skip ahead to 17 mins to see how I did it.)

Lastly, I added a few rhinestones around.

Thanks for checking out my project today!


Today’s card was inspired by this week’s Fab Friday Challenge.


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! SNEAK PEEK Curvy Christmas Card Video Tutorial

Last week I shared brand spankin’ new product hot off the press…
…the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle.

The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle will be available Nov 2 through Jan 4th and consists of:

  • Quite Curvy Bundle (available Nov 2nd and in Jan-June Mini Catalog)
  • Curvy Christmas Stamp Set (available Nov 2nd through Jan 4th)
  • Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper (available Nov 2 through Jan 4th)

It’s such a great big bundle with lots of possibilities.

I shared the Christmas card last week and will share the “you’re one in a million” card tonight live! Join me at 7:30 pm EST on my Facebook page. You’ll see how to make this card and have a chance to win the card!!!

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

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


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! Clean and Simple All Things Fabulous Card

Simple cards….
You know I love them.

My card starts off with Thick Whisper White Cardstock. I then cut a small strip from one of the patterns in the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper.

**The In Good Taste DSP right now is 15% off!! Learn how you can receive a free pack of solid cardstock with your purchase at the end of this post.**

I took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the floral images from the All Things Fabulous Stamp Set in Bumblebee and Mint Macaron ink. I matted this on Bumblebee cardstock.

I stamped the larger flower on a separate piece of Whisper White in Bumblebee ink (stamping off for the lighter shade). I cut it out using the coordinating Fabulous Floral Dies, adhering it down with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the All Things Fabulous Stamp Set in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and heat set it. I adhered it down with Stampin’ Dimensionals and added a few rhinestones around.

Thanks for checking out my project today!


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


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! Poinsettia Petals Christmas Card

Last Saturday was World Card Making.

Kinda cool that there’s a day celebrating what we all love doing so much!
Our team celebrated by going live every hour on the hour in a Facebook event with different presentations.

Today’s card is the one I shared!

My card starts off with Real Red Cardstock. I then took a pattern from the Tis the Season Designer Series Paper and matted it on Whisper White cardstock.

** This Designer Series Paper (along with 14 others) is on sale RIGHT NOW! Read all about it and how you can grab a pack of free solid cardstock from me at the bottom of this post! **

I used the (GORGEOUS) Red Velvet Paper and Shaded Spruce cardstock and the Poinsettia Dies to create the sweetest 3D poinsettia. I glued a Beaded Pearl to the inside.

I then stamped the sentiment from the Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set in Real Red ink on Whisper White cardstock, cutting it using the Stitched Rectangles Dies and adhering it down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Thanks for checking out my project today!

If you’d like to see exactly how to make today’s card, check out the video below:


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! Press On Birthday Card

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

My card starts off with Cinnamon Cider cardstock. I then matted a pattern from the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper on Basic Black cardstock.

I stamped the coffee cup from the Press On Stamp Set in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock. I colored in the bottom using Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Markers I then fussy cut it out.

I stamped the same coffee cup on a piece of Cinnamon Cider cardstock, which I then embossed using one of the folders from the Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folders. I fussy cut the band out and adhered it over the coffee cup.

Underneath it I added a few sprigs, which I cut out from Cajun Craze cardstock using the Sunflower Dies, and some Cinnamon Cider ribbon. I also used the Stitched Shapes Dies to cut out a Basic Black circle and around I added a few Cinnamon Cider Enamel Dots.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the Press On Stamp Set in Cajun Craze ink on Whisper White cardstock and then cut it out using the Stitched Nested Dies.

Thanks for checking out my project today! Be sure to click the button below to see what Sue 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
  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.


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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.


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Stampin’ Up! Ombre Peace & Joy Christmas Card

Happy Monday!

I hope you were able to get some stamping in this weekend.
Here in Upstate New York, the weather is getting chilly, which is perfect stamping weather – my favorite!!

Today’s card starts off with Thick Whisper White cardstock. I then took a pattern from the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper, divided it in two, and matted it on Whisper White cardstock.

**This beautiful Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper is on sale right now – 15% off – along with a variety of other paper as well. All the details are at the bottom of this post.**

I then took Balmy Blue and Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends. I colored a piece of Whisper White cardstock from the top to the bottom using Light Highland Heather, Dark Highland Heather, Dark Balmy Blue, and Light Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends Marrkers. I cut it out with the Joy Dies.

I used the same Joy Dies to cut out a Whisper White and then Highland Heather bubble letters to mat the colorful “Bright” on. I then stamped the “merry and” in Highland Heather ink on Whisper White cardstock and fussy cut them out.

Lastly, I added a Glitter Star embellishment under the sentiment.

Thanks for checking out my project today!


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


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! Autumn Tasteful Touches Card

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

All this week I’m focusing on Designer Series Paper.  All my cards use DSP and I’m sharing my favorite ways to use it.

Many of the images on the Designer Series Paper are patterns of actual images of something.  You then can look amongst your stamps to find stamped images that coordinate with the pattern.

For example, the pattern from the Poinsettia Pattern DSP that I used today has pinecones, so I paired it with the pinecones from the Peaceful Boughs Stamp Set!

My card starts off with Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  I then matted a pattern from the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper on Soft Suede cardstock and offset a panel of Garden Green cardstock underneath.

I stamped the sentiment from the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set in Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla ink and cut it out with the coordinating Tasteful Labels Dies.  I adhered this down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the pinecones from the Peaceful Boughs Stamp Set in Soft Suede ink on Crumb Cake cardstock.  I cut it out using the Beautiful Boughs Dies and added a ribbon above it.

Thanks for checking out my project today!


Be sure to click on 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
  9. Julie Johnston

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

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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  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
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Stampin’ Up! Week of Designer Series Paper Card – Day 3 – Video Tutorial

All this week I’ve been sharing cards that use Designer Series Paper.
And I’m also sharing the top ways I like to use it.

If you missed Day 1, you can see it here and Day 2 here.

This is all leading up to a Designer Series Paper sale beginning October 1st – 15% off select Designer Series Paper.

AND on any order $50+ when you order at least one pack of Designer Series Paper, I’m throwing in a free pack of solid cardstock (in addition to the free $9 item).

Day 3: I love using Designer Series Paper for what they’re designed for.

What do I mean?  Whether it’s a snowflake pattern, tree pattern, heart pattern, or a pattern with people – I use it for just that.  If there’s an actual image being shown, I use it on my card for what it actually is.

Today, I wanted a background to my skiing buddy, so I went for a snowflake pattern.

Today’s card is the one I shared last week for my Facebook live.  It uses the super cute Freezin’ Fun Bundle in the Aug-Dec Mini Catalog and I paired it with the Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper.

I’ll be back tonight with another live demonstration at 7:30 pm EST on my Facebook page.  Catch it live and you’ll have a chance to win the 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:


Save 15% on select Designer Series Paper in the month of October!!  This is a GREAT time to stock up!

Check out all the included paper here.

Even better yet, receive a free pack of solid cardstock from me, when your order of $50+ includes at least one Designer Series Paper pack!  This is in addition to a free $9 item with your order.


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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Stampin’ Up! Gather Together Card

There’s a great Designer Series Paper sale starting October 1st…
15% off select Designer Series Paper from the Annual and Mini Catalogs.

In light of this, all my cards this week will use Designer Series Paper and share one of my favorite ways to use it.

If you missed day one, click here.

I like to use Designer Series Paper to add a small detail to my cards.  Sometimes you just want a little extra “oomph” and it’s perfect for just that.  It doesn’t have to be the focal point of a project, but still can add a nice little detail to it.

My card today starts off with Gray Granite cardstock.  I cut a small pattern from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper to adhere to the card front.  I took two smaller panels of Gray Granite cardstock and stamped the wheat from the Gather Together Stamp Set in Gray Granite ink on the bottom.

I matted these on Whisper White cardstock and adhered them down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used the same Gather Together Stamp Set and stamped the big pumpkin in Pumpkin Pie ink, one small cluster of pumpkins in Gray Granite ink, and the second one in Crumb Cake ink.  I colored them in using Stampin’ Blends Markers in the same colors.

I cut them out with the coordinating Gathered Leaves Dies.  I used the same dies to cut out leaves from Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pin, and Crumb Cake cardstock to go behind the pumpkins.

When I was all done, I realized I hadn’t left room for the sentiment, so I decided to stamp the sentiment on the inside in Gray Granite ink.

Thanks for checking out my project today!!


Today’s card is part of the new challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Be sure to play along with this new inspiration challenge!


Save 15% on select Designer Series Paper in the month of October!!  This is a GREAT time to stock up!

Check out all the included paper here.

Even better yet, receive a free pack of solid cardstock from me, when your order of $50+ includes at least one Designer Series Paper pack!  This is in addition to a free $9 item with your order.


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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