Stampin’ Up! Ombre Gift Bags Gift Giving Idea

Birthdays. Graduations. Anniversaries. And just because.

There are plenty of reasons coming up why you’ll need to give a gift and I have a really sweet gift holder to help!

It’ll fit Stampin’ Up! embellishments, ribbon, chocolate, or anything really!

You’ll need to start off with our Ombre Gift Bag. Then to create your flowers, stamp the jar and flowers in Memento Black ink on Basic White cardstock. I cut the jar out with the Jar Punch. I colored in the flowers using Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent, and Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut it out.

I folded over a piece of Polished Pink ribbon and adhered the jar and flowers over it using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I then added a couple of jewels next to it.

Next I created my notecard by cutting a Basic White panel 3″ x 6″, scoring at 3″. I colored it the same and added the sentiment from the Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set.

Pause for a funny story, I had the bag, card, and envelope ready to go. Well, my youngest for Mother’s Day ran downstairs to my stash and filled it out for me before I had photographed it. So here’s how she addressed the envelope – “To: Miss Mother” with some hearts coming out of the jar.

I guess my plain jar wasn’t good enough. 😉

Lastly, I trimmed down an envelope to make it fit the small notecard.

You’re going to want to check out the video below to see how I made the gift bag, card, but more specifically, the envelope! Have fun making a beautiful gift holder for your beautiful gift!


Earn more just by getting the items you love!

Right now, earn an extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards (aka – free product) with any order of $250+.

So what exactly does that break down to?

Let’s say your order is $300, you’d get $36 in Stampin’ Rewards and then an additional $25 for a total of $61 in free product!!!!!


Stampin’ Up! just upped the savings with their Starter Kit.

When you buy the Starter Kit for $99, you now get $155 in product!!! It also ships free which is another $15 in savings.

There’s never any pressure to sell – just a lot of fun saving money on your hobby!!!!

If you’re ready to join, this will help you with a step-by-step guide.
If you’d like more information, definitely check this out.


Use this host code – V27R22GU – 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 as a Peach Card & Video

I love fruit.
I love to eat it. I love to pick it fresh. I even like to stamp it.

So of course the Sweet as a Peach Bundle was top of my wish list!

Stampin Up Sweet as a Peach Card

The great thing about a suite is that you’re guaranteed that everything will coordinate together and really makes stamping and card making so easy!!! The You’re a Peach Suite is just so good!!!!

Stampin Up Sweet as a Peach Card

For today’s card, I used the Sweet as a Peach Bundle, the You’re a Peach Designer Series Paper, and Macrame Embossing Folder.

Stampin Up Sweet as a Peach Card

I’ll be back tonight at 7:30 EDT over on Facebook with another live card demonstration. You’ll have a chance to win the card so head over here and don’t miss out!

Stampin Up Sweet as a Peach Card

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

Thanks for checking out my project today!

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


Earn more just by getting the items you love!

Right now, earn an extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards (aka – free product) with any order of $250+.

So what exactly does that break down to?

Let’s say your order is $300, you’d get $36 in Stampin’ Rewards and then an additional $25 for a total of $61 in free product!!!!!


Stampin’ Up! just upped the savings with their Starter Kit.

When you buy the Starter Kit for $99, you now get $155 in product!!! It also ships free which is another $15 in savings.

There’s never any pressure to sell – just a lot of fun saving money on your hobby!!!!

If you’re ready to join, this will help you with a step-by-step guide.
If you’d like more information, definitely check this out.


Use this host code – V27R22GU – 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! Beauty of Friendship Masculine Card

Masculine cards can be challenging, but really anything that isn’t frilly or too girly can be considered a masculine card.

This month’s Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop theme is “for the men/boys” and you’re going to find lots of inspiration for masculine cards as you go through the different blogs.

I decided to use the new Beauty of Friendship Bundle.

Stampin Up Beauty of Friendship Masculine Card

My card starts off with Mossy Meadow cardstock. I then took a pattern from the Bloom Where You’re Planted Designer Series Paper and matted it on Cinnamon Cider cardstock.

Stampin Up Beauty of Friendship Masculine Card

Next I created my tree using the Beautiful Trees Dies and Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, and Cinnamon Cider cardstock.

Stampin Up Beauty of Friendship Masculine Card

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set in Mossy Meadow ink and cut it out with the rectangle die from the Beautiful Trees Dies.

Stampin Up Beauty of Friendship Masculine Card

This is a beautiful bundle that makes great nature cards, which I always find work really well for masculine cards.

Thanks for checking out my project today!


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


Now click the buttons below to see what the rest of the blog hoppers created today!

  1. Karen Ksenzakovic
  2. Tara Carpenter
  3. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here
  4. Jillian Good
  5. Karen Finkle
  6. Mary Deatherage
  7. Donna Leonard
  8. Akiko Sudano
  9. Sue Prather
  10. Amy Koenders

Earn more just by getting the items you love!

Right now, earn an extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards (aka – free product) with any order of $250+.

So what exactly does that break down to?

Let’s say your order is $300, you’d get $36 in Stampin’ Rewards and then an additional $25 for a total of $61 in free product!!!!!


Stampin’ Up! just upped the savings with their Starter Kit.

When you buy the Starter Kit for $99, you now get $155 in product!!! It also ships free which is another $15 in savings.

There’s never any pressure to sell – just a lot of fun saving money on your hobby!!!!

If you’re ready to join, this will help you with a step-by-step guide.
If you’d like more information, definitely check this out.


Use this host code – V27R22GU – 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! Watercolor Shapes Friendship Card

Who’s excited for the week ahead???

ME!!!!

I’m working on a fun event for you this Friday – an Annual Catalog launch party!! We could all use a little party fun right now and even better, from the comfort and safety of your home.

It’s going to be over in the event page on Facebook. There’ll be fun posts, stamping tips, games…and of course prize patrol!!! RSVP here – I hope to see you then!

My card starts off with Thick Basic White cardstock.

Stampin Up Watercolor Shapes Friendship Card

On another panel of Basic White cardstock, I first stamped the square from the Watercolor Shapes Stamp Set in Daffodil Delight ink, stamping off twice for a lighter shade. I then stamped the peony from the Prized Peony Stamp Set in Basic Gray ink.

Stampin Up Watercolor Shapes Friendship Card

I then inked up just the “dear friend” from the sentiment in the Prized Peony Stamp Set using the Basic Gray Stampin’ Write Marker on a piece of Basic White cardstock. I cut it out using the Peach Dies, adhering it down using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Watercolor Shapes Friendship Card

In the corner I folded over a piece of Smoky Slate ribbon, securing it with a staple.

I then adhered this front panel down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Thanks for checking out my project today!!!


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


Earn more just by getting the items you love!

Right now, earn an extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards (aka – free product) with any order of $250+.

So what exactly does that break down to?

Let’s say your order is $300, you’d get $36 in Stampin’ Rewards and then an additional $25 for a total of $61 in free product!!!!!


Stampin’ Up! just upped the savings with their Starter Kit.

When you buy the Starter Kit for $99, you now get $155 in product!!! It also ships free which is another $15 in savings.

There’s never any pressure to sell – just a lot of fun saving money on your hobby!!!!

If you’re ready to join, this will help you with a step-by-step guide.
If you’d like more information, definitely check this out.


Use this host code – V27R22GU – 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! Clean and Simple Hydrangea Haven Card

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop is a color challenge using the new 2021-2023 In-Colors.

I decided to keep things real clean and simple using the Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set. This card is perfect for someone just beginning to stamp or for someone who wants a quick and easy card.

My card starts off with Fresh Freesia cardstock, which I covered with a pattern from the Pansy Patch Designer Series Paper.

I then took a panel of Basic White cardstock and stamped the images from the Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set in Soft Succulent and Fresh Freesia ink (stamping off for the lighter shade).

I then matted this on Fresh Freesia cardstock and adhered it down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I then stamped the sentiment from the Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set in Evening Evergreen ink.

Stampin' Up! Hydrangea Haven

Lastly, I added a Bumblebee Trinket next to the flowers.

Thanks for checking out my project today!!!

Stampin' Up! Hydrangea Haven

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 – V27R266U – 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! Inspiring Thoughts Card & Video

Happy Wednesday!!!

Today’s card is the one I shared last week live for my Wednesday Facebook live. It’s a simple card that comes together quick and easy using the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper.

The Beauty of Friendship Bundle is a great duo of Inspiring Thoughts Stamp Set which has really great sentiments that cover just about every occasion and Inspiring Canopy Dies, which makes a great nature scene.

What I love most about this bundle – you can use it for just about any occasion and for masculine cards too, which can be a bit challenging.

I’ll be back tonight for another live tutorial at 7:30 EDT on my Facebook page. I’ll be sharing a new product which you won’t want to miss. You’ll also have the opportunity to win the card!!!

If you ever miss a tutorial, you can check them out over on my YouTube Channel. While there, be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on anything!!

Stampin' Up! Beauty of Friendship

Thanks for checking out my project today!

Stampin' Up! Beauty of Friendship

To see exactly how to make today’s card, check out the video below:


Earn more just by getting the items you love!

Right now, earn an extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards (aka – free product) with any order of $250+.

So what exactly does that break down to?

Let’s say your order is $300, you’d get $36 in Stampin’ Rewards and then an additional $25 for a total of $61 in free product!!!!!


Stampin’ Up! just upped the savings with their Starter Kit.

When you buy the Starter Kit for $99, you now get $155 in product!!! It also ships free which is another $15 in savings.

There’s never any pressure to sell – just a lot of fun saving money on your hobby!!!!

If you’re ready to join, this will help you with a step-by-step guide.
If you’d like more information, definitely check this out.


Use this host code – V27R22GU – 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! Sweet Strawberry Hello Card

Who’s ready for tomorrow?!

The 2021-2022 Annual Catalog goes live!!! I have my list written out and ready to go!

My card today starts off with Poppy Parade cardstock. I then took a panel of Basic White cardstock and splattered Poppy Parade ink on it using the Stampin’ Blends markers.

I then stamped the leaf image from the Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set in Memento Black ink on the panel of Basic White cardstock. I colored it in using the Granny Apple Green and a little Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Markers.

I cut out a circle of Basic Black cardstock using the Layering Circles Dies. I stamped the sentiment from the Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set in Memento Black ink on Basic White cardstock. I cut it out using the Tasteful Labels Dies.

I stamped the strawberries, leaf, and flower in Memento Black ink. I colored it in with Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green, and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I cut it out using the Strawberry Builder Punch.

Thanks for checking out my project today!!

Stampin' Up! Sweet Strawberry

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


*LAST DAY* Annual Catalog Product Share Now Available!!

2021-2022 Annual Catalog Product Share

With a new Annual Catalog comes lots of beautiful new Designer Series Paper, ribbon, and embellishments. To help get the new goodies to you for a fraction of the price, I’ve set up a Product Share.

There are a few different options depending on what you’re looking for, including some with free product and free shipping. For all the details, head over here.


Use this host code – V27R266U – 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! Color & Contour Thank You Cards

Team pink vs. team purple

I mentioned it this week over on Facebook that people tend to either be team pink or team purple. I was surprised by everyone’s answers. They were pretty 50/50. You can vote for team pink or team purple here.

In honor of team pink vs. team purple, I made two cards today using the same layout, same product, but one pink and one purple. Let me know in the comments which one you prefer 🙂

My card starts off with one of our new In Colors, Polished Pink. I then used the brand new Scalloped Contours Dies to cut out a scalloped piece of Basic White cardstock. I used the same dies, the next size smaller, to cut out a scalloped Melon Mambo pattern from the Brights Designer Series Paper.

This particular pattern is part of the new pack included in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. You get a sampling of it, and all the new Designer Series Paper for that matter, in my Product Share. You can check out all the details here.

Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Color & Contour Stamp Set in Melon Mambo ink. I used another die from the Scalloped Contours Dies to cut it out.

You’ll notice that the die itself is bigger than the sentiment. Using a simple method, I made the die fit the sentiment. Although not this exact die, check out this video here to see how to make a die fit a sentiment better.

Next I stamped the floral image in Memento Black ink and the inside floral image in Polished Pink. I adhered this to a piece of Foam Adhesive Sheet and then cut it out using the same dies. I then wrapped around a piece of Polished Pink ribbon in a knot.

This ribbon is gorgeous, available in all five 2021-2023 In Colors beginning May 4th and in my Product Share as well.

Here’s a look at the same card, same layout but using Fresh Freesia and Highland Heather colors.

So the question is, are you team pink or team purple?

Stampin' Up! Color & Contour

Thanks for checking out my project today!!!

Stampin' Up! Color & Contour

Annual Catalog Product Share Now Available!!

2021-2022 Annual Catalog Product Share

With a new Annual Catalog comes lots of beautiful new Designer Series Paper, ribbon, and embellishments. To help get the new goodies to you for a fraction of the price, I’ve set up a Product Share.

There are a few different options depending on what you’re looking for, including some with free product and free shipping. For all the details, head over here.


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.


  • 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! Simply Succulents Card

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

My card starts off with Pool Party cardstock, which I embossed using the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.

I guess I must really like this embossing folder as I’ve used it in 3 out of the 4 cards this week. What can I say – if it ain’t broke, no need to fix it. 😉

Next I took a panel of Soft Sea Foam cardstock and matted it on Basic White cardstock. I used a Soft Succulent pattern from the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper that I adhered over the Soft Sea Foam cardstock.

Next I created my pot of succulents using the Simple Succulents Bundle. I stamped the pot using the Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends Markers and the succulent using the (new and available May 4th) Soft Succulent and Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends Markers.

Stampin Up Simply Succulents Card

I cut out an aloe plant from Soft Succulent cardstock and a the other elements from Pool Party cardstock. The single succulent I stamped in Soft Succulent ink on Basic White cardstock. I cut them out using the Potted Succulents Dies, adhering them down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Next I wound around a piece of Soft Succulent ribbon to go under the sentiment. The sentiment from the Simply Succulents Stamp Set I stamped in Soft Succulent ink. I cut it out along with the succulent details using the Potted Succulents Dies.

Stampin' Up! Simply Succulents Card

Thanks for checking out my project today!!! Be sure to head over to the store May 4th to get all this great new product!!

Stampin' Up! Simply Succulent Card

Now 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

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.


  • 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! Hand-Penned Petals Fun Fold Card & Video

Last week I shared a really beautiful fun fold card using brand new product from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.

I don’t do a lot of fun folds, so believe me, if I can do it – so can you!!!

The card uses the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper which is gorgeous!!! It has beautiful floral images and watercolor patterns.

It is included in my Annual Catalog Product Share, so be sure to check out the details on how you can get it, and a sampling of all the other new DSP!!!

The card also uses the new Inspiring Thoughts Stamp Set, which covers just about every sentiment you could need. It has great sentiments for both the inside and outside of your card. It’ll be available May 4th!

I’ll be back with another card tonight using brand new product. I’ll be using the new Inspiring Thoughts Bundle, the same stamp set that I used for today’s card. Join me at 7:30 EDT over on my Facebook page – you won’t want to miss it!

If you ever miss a tutorial of mine, you can check them all out on my YouTube Channel. Be sure to subscribe while you’re over there so you don’t miss out on anything!!

Stampin Up Hand-Penned Petals

Thanks for checking out my project today!

Stampin Up Hand-Penned Petals

To see exactly how I made the card, check out the video below:


Mother’s Day Gift Giving

Let’s face it, moms deserve to be celebrated and to receive a pretty awesome Mother’s Day gift, but it can be hard to know what to get her.

I got your back. Head over here for all the details on a gift she’s sure to love!


Annual Catalog Product Share Now Available!!

2021-2022 Annual Catalog Product Share

With a new Annual Catalog comes lots of beautiful new Designer Series Paper, ribbon, and embellishments. To help get the new goodies to you for a fraction of the price, I’ve set up a Product Share.

There are a few different options depending on what you’re looking for, including some with free product and free shipping. For all the details, head over here.


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.


  • 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!