• 3D Items,  Cards,  Floral,  Thank You

    Hand-Penned Thanks

    With the start of the new Stampin’ Up! annual catalog, each month I am mailing a hand-stamped card to my regular customers which includes a set of instructions on how to make that card. This is the “June” card and I will be posting additional samples during the month to showcase the set. Why not place an order and get on the list! The Hand-Penned stamp set (and dies) is just one of the exciting new entries in our new catty. It is so fun and versatile, I just love using it, I know you will too! For this card I used the lovely matching Hand-Penned DSP as well as…

  • Cards,  Floral,  Friendship,  Thank You

    Redwoods – Thank You

    Finally able to take a bus tour with my grandson this coming week. We will be touring the California national parks including the fabulous redwoods and sequoias. It is customary to leave a gratuity with the tour director and driver, so I made these cute “tree” thank you’s using our new Beauty of the Earth DSP, and matching Beauty of Friendship stamp set. The greetings are from the Ride the Range set. If you have not yet seen the new Stampin’ Up! catalog, check the box above and I will send one out to you. There are some really lovely sets that I will be highlighting each month. Customers receive…

  • 3D Items,  Cards,  Family,  Floral,  Thank You

    Slimline – Sweet Strawberry

    Below are two cards I made for Splitcoaststampers Fan Club – More is More January challenge. The idea is to make a simple card, then step it up for a more enhanced version. I think I got a little carried away. The first card is quite simple in that I only used the Stampin’ Up! Berry Delightful DSP for most parts of the card. Even the strawberries and leaves were cut from some very pretty DSP. The second card also uses the Berry Delightful DSP, but all of the fruit, leaves and flower images are stamped. There is also a very pretty background die used from the Ornate Layers dies.…

  • Birthday,  Cards,  Get Well,  Inspiration,  Thank You

    Friends are like Seashells #1

    I have been waiting to use the new Friends Are Like Seashells set from Stampin’ Up!, but couldn’t decide how to use it. There are so many beautiful cards on the web and the set practically makes the card itself. I finally decided on using my go-to layering technique. The background paper is a Copper Foil Sheet embossed with the Seashells 3D embossing folder. Next is a vellum die cut using the Seaside Seashells die. Beside the lovely seashell images, I used Opal Rounds to give it a little bling! Supplies:#142020 Copper Foil Sheets#101856 Vellum card stock#153081 Misty Moonlight card stock#154368 Friends are like Seashells stamp set#156095 Seaside Seashells dies#154440…

  • Cards,  Floral,  Friendship,  Thank You,  Thinking of You

    All Things Fabulous – Thank You

    I think I make more “thank you” cards than anything else and here I go again with today’s card. I love the softness of the colors of the roses and the All Things Fabulous stamp set and dies allow me to use three different colors on each image to make them seem more real. Also, this is the first time I inked my Dainty Diamonds embossing folder to get the diamond effect desired for the background. So many of these ideas can be found in our annual and seasonal catalogs, you just have to look for them. Get your catalog by entering your address in the catalog button above. Supplies:#120953…

  • Cards,  Floral,  Thank You,  Thinking of You

    Outstanding Flamingo

    I live in mid-Florida and on the day we moved in I saw my first and only wild Flamingo. I took it as a good sign that we were supposed to be here.Florida has an abundance of fauna and it is a delight to watch out my back window to see who is visiting. I think that’s why I enjoy all of the birds and floral images Stampin’ Up! offers. Today’s card uses the Friendly Flamingo stamp set and dies as well as an old friend, the Forever Flourishing dies. I also used the Dandy Laser cut paper for that pretty floral circle. Order your Spring and Annual catalogs today…

  • Cards,  Floral,  Friendship,  Sale-A-Bration,  Thank You,  Thinking of You

    Making My Day

    I just had to hop on the bandwagon and make a card using the Berry Delightful DSP offered in the Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration catalog where you can place an order for $50 and get this paper free! I also used the matching Berry Blessings stamp set with the same SAB deal. There are so many wonderful samples on the web, it was difficult finding a way to make mine a little different. I will probably be CASEing (copying and sharing everything) several others in the near future. Get your Sale-a-Bration (SAB) catalog before these offers end at the end of February. Use the catalog button above to order yours. Supplies:#155224…

  • Cards,  Floral,  Inspiration,  Thank You

    Dandy Garden – You Inspire Me

    One of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator are the conventions and gatherings we attend throughout the year. Due to the pandemic this past year, the On Stage Event was a 3-day convention held online last November. It featured many of the sets from the new Spring Mini Catalog which is now available. The Dandy Garden Suite Collection was used for these two cards made during our classes. The Dandy Garden DSP is used as well as the Dragonfly Punch that matches the stamp set and the DSP. If you are considering becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love to talk with you about all the wonderful…

  • Cards,  Family,  Friendship,  Inspiration,  Thank You

    Garden Wishes – Made With Love

    This is another card from the Dandy Garden Suite Collection and this time I mostly just used the dies and one greeting from the Garden Wishes stamp set. The designer series paper (DSP) is called Dandy Garden and comes in a 6 x 6 package of 48 sheets – all of the prints are stunning enough to use on their own. I loved the striking coral background so I thought it would pair well with the Misty Moonlight card stock. I jazzed it up just a little more with the Printed Texture 3D embossing folder. Some cards just make themselves! Find these supplies in my store and order yourself a…

  • Cards,  Family,  Floral,  Inspiration,  Thank You,  Thinking of You

    Garden Wishes – Breath of Fresh Air

    Today I am introducing the Garden Wishes stamp set which is part of the Dandy Garden Suite Collection from the Spring Mini Catalog. I always fall hard for the nature sets and this one is no exception. This card is basically just stamping, no die cuts. The pretty background paper is the reverse side of the Fine Art Floral DSP and the ribbon is Old Olive reversible ribbon from the annual catalog. Supplies:#154558 Fine Art Floral DSP#131201 Pear Pizzazz card stock#159276 Basic White card stock (replaces Whisper White)#154408 Garden Wishes stamp set#147104 Pear Pizzazz ink#147095 Granny Apple Green ink#149496 Old Olive Reversible ribbon