Category Archives: Cards, All Occasion

Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers Make Elegant Cards

In my last four blog posts, I’ve shared card making ideas using the different products in the Eastern Palace Suite of products. Today you’ll see how Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers make elegant cards. First, let’s learn about the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers (144150). The stickers come on 6×6″ sheets.  There are a total of 4 sheets (2 sheets of 2 designs) in each package.   Designs include border strips, circles, medallions and… Read More »

Creative Ways to Use Eastern Palace Designer Paper

Here on my blog, I’ve been sharing projects that highlight each of the individual products found in the Eastern Palace Suite  Currently, Stampin’ Up! is offering special suite bundles that are available for purchase. Read on for more creative ways to use Eastern Palace Designer Paper on your cards. First, a little bit of information about this pack of specialty paper.  The Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper pack (144147) includes 12 sheets of 12″… Read More »

Make your own Medallion Images in Card Making

I have one word for the Eastern Palace Suite of products from Stampin’ Up!….AMAZING!!  The Eastern Medallions Thinlits are a perfect tool to use to make your own medallion images in card making.  They are my favorite part of the current bundles that Stampin’ Up! has available for pre-order!! There are SO MANY different ways to make your own medallion images in card making.  And, the Eastern Medallions Thinlits dies (143725) are the perfect… Read More »

Eastern Palace Handmade Stamped Cards

Today I’m sharing three Eastern Palace handmade stamped cards I made with the new Eastern Beauty stamp set (143675).  This is a new stamp set found in the Eastern Palace Suite of products in the 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual catalog. Here’s the first of the Eastern Palace handmade stamped cards I have to share.  As you can see, it has a very clean and simple style. DESIGN NOTES: This card is so… Read More »

Handmade Birthday Cards with Happy Celebrations

The Happy Celebrations stamp set from Stampin’ Up! is a great one to use for handmade birthday cards!!   The words in this stamp set, along with the coordinating Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions embossing folders make great generic birthday cards for ANYONE on your list. I’ve got some handmade birthday card samples to share with you today that use these products.  Just know that you can “customize” each of these… Read More »

Handmade Cards Ideas with Stampin’ Up!

I have three handmade stamped card ideas to share with you today using Stampin’ Up! products that are retiring.  This is a sad time of year for me as I have to say farewell to some stamp sets and products that I really love.  However, I know that there will be some great new products to look forward to in the upcoming catalog. My first two cards use the retiring Celebrate… Read More »

More Handmade Flower Card Ideas, Stampin’ Up!

Handmade flower cards are some of my favorite kinds to make.  Of course, many of you know that I love to garden, so I guess handmade flower cards are a natural extension of that love.  The cards that I have to share with you today feature two retiring stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! On this first card, I used the Flower Patch stamp set (Photopolymer, 134207).  This set first premiered… Read More »

Handmade Flower Card Ideas with Stampin’ Up!

Handmade flower cards are probably my favorite type of card to create.  I LOVE gardening and flowers, so it makes sense that I’d also like flower themed cards.  And, making handmade flower cards using Stampin’ Up! products is so fun and easy! In today’s blog post I have four handmade flower card ideas to inspire you.  I made these cards with two retiring Stampin’ Up! stamp sets: Crazy About You (Wood… Read More »

Barnyard Babies Handmade Cards for Kids

The Barnyard Babies stamp set from Stampin’ Up! is a great stamp set to use when making handmade cards for kids.  I love this set, it is a personal favorite of mine…perfect for baby cards as well as handmade birthday cards for kids.  The animal images are fun and easy to color.  Who doesn’t love cute farm animals?? Sadly, the stamp set I’m featuring today, Barnyard Babies (Wood 138664, Clear 139328), is… Read More »

What to do with Stamp Set Buyer’s Remorse

Have you ever purchased a Stampin’ Up! product that you have hardly used? It sits lonely on your craft room shelf and you feel guilty every time you look at it??  I call that “stamp set buyer’s remorse” and believe it or not…that even happens to demonstrators!!  The cards I’m sharing today came as a result of that guilt I was feeling (LOL)!! You probably had the best intentions when you purchased… Read More »

How to use focal points on handmade cards, part 2

I have three Stampin’ Up! catalog “copied”  projects that I’d like to use to continue our discussion on how to use focal points on your handmade cards.  But, before I get started I want to remind you that the Stampin’ Up! catalog is a great source of cardmaking inspiration when you’re stuck for creative ideas!  That’s where I found the ideas for today’s cards. In my last post, I  shared the importance of having a… Read More »

More Unique Handmade Cards with That’s the Tag

Today I’m continuing to spotlight one of my favorite new stamp sets for creating unique handmade greeting cards.  It is the “That’s the Tag” stamp set, found in the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog.  I really had fun playing and experimenting with this stamp set and the coordinating Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies.   I LOVE the first card I’m sharing.  It is very clean and simple, with lots of white… Read More »

That’s the Tag makes for Fun Handmade Cards

One of the fun new stamp sets in the 2017 Occasions Catalog is “That’s the Tag“.  I KNEW as soon as I saw this one that I HAD to have it.  There are so many things you can do with this stamp set and the coordinating Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies.  The stamps and dies work together to created unique handmade greeting cards!! Here’s my first card share.  It’s one I… Read More »

Watercolor Pencils meet Falling Flowers

One of the fun products in the 2017 Occasions Catalog from Stampin’ Up! is the new Watercolor Pencils (141709).  Recently I’ve had a couple hostesses hold Sale-A-Bration parties.  I wanted to give those attending a chance to try out this new product, so I had them make a project using the new Watercolor Pencils.  Everyone thought they were fantastic!! Today, I’d like to share the two watercolor pencil techniques I used… Read More »

Unique Handmade Cards with Happy Celebrations

Stampin’ Up! has come up with a fun, new product that will help us in creating unique handmade cards to give to our friends and family.  The Celebration Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (142760) are two embossing folders that create de-bossed image impressions.  So, instead of raising the embossed image on the card stock, these folders actually press the image (in this case a word) into the card stock.  And, this… Read More »