Playing with Washi Paper

Sometimes when I’m experimenting, I create projects that are okay, but nothing spectacular.  I would classify today’s card share along those lines.  One of the reasons I’m sharing it is because it uses two of the new specialty papers in Stampin’ Up’s! Occasions catalog.  My second reason in sharing is to demonstrate that there’s nothing wrong with experimenting and only having a so-so outcome.  We don’t always have to create… Read More »

Crazy About You Birthday Card

If you are one of my customers who has a birthday in January and have shared you birthday with me, this is the card i sent.  I deliberately chose a spring-like theme for the card hoping to chase away the cold of winter!!  Unfortunately we still have really cold weather here in Minnesota, but hopefully it brightened the day of those who received it! Project Notes: Crazy for You is… Read More »

Stacked with Love, Card One

When I first saw the Stacked with Love designer series paper pack, I KNEW it would be fun paper to create projects with.  My first Product Sampler Kit using the Moonlight designer series paper pack (see this page for information on the Moonlight kit) was so well received that I decided to offer a second product sampler kit using this new designer paper pack from Stampin’ Up’s! 2015 Occasions catalog. … Read More »

Age Awareness for December Birthdays

Each month I send out birthday cards to those customers who have requested to be on my birthday card mailing list.  Those who celebrated December birthdays received the card featured in this post. Project Notes: Stamp set used was “Age Awareness” (135381). Color used for this card was Island Indigo. Designer Paper is All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack (133703). Lucky Stars Embossing folder (135817), carried over from the Holiday… Read More »

Top Three Favorites in 2014

Happy New Year!!  To start 2015, I decided that I would go back through my blog posts from last year and choose my favorite three projects of 2014.  So, drum roll please….. Favorite #3 One of my favorite new products in 2014 was the Blendabilities Alcohol Markers.  I LOVE the brightness of this card and the way the butterfly pops on the black background.  To color this butterfly I used… Read More »

One More Festival of Trees

I’m closing out the year 2014 sharing a card I received from a fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and friend.  There is so much cute detail in this card!! Here are the project notes: Background is textured with the Stylish Stripes embossing folder. The pattern border underneath the ribbon and stamped image is from the Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper pack.  It certainly doesn’t take much  to add a pop! Tree… Read More »

Beauty of the Season

I have two more holiday cards to share with you yet this month.  I received the card I’m sharing today from one of my customers.  She certainly did a lovely job with it, don’t you think?  It was made in memory of an aunt who passed away and loved cardinals! Project notes: The cardinal is stamped on the Shimmery White card stock and colored using Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities.  The shimmer… Read More »

Merry Christmas!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!   You all know how I love cards that look like quilting patterns.  I found this card on Pintrest and CASED it exactly because I thought it was SO CUTE!!! PROJECT NOTES: Card stock colors are Mossy Meadow, Garden Green and Old Olive.  Tree trunk is Soft Suede. Triangles are punched with the triangle punch (133375) and tree trunk is punched with banner punch (133519) Thanks for taking… Read More »

Santa Stache Santa

Well, Christmas Eve has arrived….and what a perfect time to share two Santa cards I created using the Santa Stache stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  Actually, these two cards are the exact same layout with just one difference.  The card above uses Trim the Tree designer paper for its border. Here’s the “twin” of the card above:   Actually, this card is also a twin of the nutcracker card I… Read More »

More Nutty or Nice Nutcrackers

Here are two more nutcracker characters created with the Santa Stache stamp set.  The nutcracker featured above is another one I created with Pintrest inspiration, and I don’t remember how much I copied.  What I love about this guy is all the detail added to the card. Project notes: The hat and jacket were stamped onto colored card stock, then fussy cut with scissors. The shirt “buttons” are actually 1/8″… Read More »

Nutty or Nice??

I fell in love when I first saw the Santa Stache stamp set!  The Santa and nutcracker images are so cute…especially with the mustache cutouts.  Today’s card is not original with me, but one that I found on Pintrest.  I don’t remember if this is exactly like the one I saw, but I know that most of the elements are the same so I’m not claiming it to be my… Read More »

Ornamental Pine Christmas

Doesn’t the Ornamental Pine stamp set from Stampin’ Up! make an absolutely gorgeous Christmas card???  I sure think so!!  I received this beautiful card from my upline and just LOVE IT!! The Ornamental Pine stamp set isn’t one that I personally purchased, but I really did consider it.  I’m just like all of you however, and have to live within a “stamp budget” so opted to purchase some other stamp… Read More »

Moonlight Designer Paper Card Kit Sample 5

Here’s the final sample of my Stampin’ Up! Product Sampler Card Kit that includes coordinating card bases, envelopes, card stock, Moonlight Designer Paper and In-Color ribbon.  Today’s card was created with By the Tide and Wetlands stamp sets. If you are interested in learning how you can purchase the kit, you can check it out here. Here’s a link to the page with card layouts and cutting dimensions.

Wondrous Wreath in Traditional Colors

Today’s card features the Wondrous Wreath stamp set used in a traditional manner…the red and green of Christmas.  This little stamp set is a great one to use for your holiday cards and the framelits make it super easy to cut out the wreath! Project Notes: Colors used were Mossy Meadow, Old Olive and Real Red Noel was cut using the Wondrous Wreath framelits.  Putting wax paper between the die… Read More »

Wondrous Wreath Noel

Today’s featured card is similar to one I shared in my December newsletter.  It uses the Wondrous Wreath stamp set to create a “garland”. The technique is really simple to do.  Simply stamp the wreath image as desired and cut it out using the Big Shot and Wonderful Wreath Framelits.  Then, simply cut the wreath in half and you are left with two pieces to use as garland.  Add a… Read More »