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Thank You with Colorful Seasons

I’ve just started to play with the Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Bundle.  I love this bundle because of the versatility and the images for each season.  For my card I was inspired by the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Stampin Up Colorful Seasons cardI embossed the brick background using the Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I die cut the  Adirondack chair, branch and flowers with the Seasonal Layers Thinlits dies.  I also added Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers and a basic rhinestone to the flower centers.  The grass was created with Old Olive and Lemon Twist.  So much fun to create with this bundle and so many possibilities.

To see more projects and be inspired to join the challenge, visit Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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Thank You with Colorful Seasons

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Colorful Seasons

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Lemon Twist, Berry Burst, Old Olive

Ink: Berry Burst, Chocolate Chip

Accessories:  Clear Wink of Stella, Basic Rhinestones, Brick Wall Textured Embossing Folder, Seasonal Layers Thinlits dies



Celebrate your day with a Bunch of Blossoms

My card this week is a birthday card created with the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set and coordinating Blossoms Builder punch.  Along with inspiration from the Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge of Lemon Lime Twist, Dapper Denim and Rich Razzleberry  I CASED my card from page 135 of the 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up  Annual Catalog.  The Lemon Lime Twist DSP layer is from the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper pack followed by water color paper.  The Dapper Denim color was applied with an Aqua painter.  The petals of the flower was stamped with Momento Black and colored Rich Razzlebery applied with an Aqua painter.  Lemon Lime Twist ink was was also applied with and aqua painter to the leaves and center.  The card was embellished with twine and Basic Rhinestones.

Stampin up Bunvh of Blossoms Birthday card

Head over to Hand Stamped Sentiments to see more inspiration from the design team.

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Bunch of Blossoms Birthday Card

Card Size:  5.00″ H x 5.00 W

Stamp Sets:  Bunch of Blossoms

Paper:  Card stock:  Very Vanilla, Watercolor paper, Easter Palace DSP

Ink: Lemon Lime Twist, Dapper Denim, Rich Razzleberry, Momento Black

Accessories:  Blossom Builder punch, Basic Rhinestones, Aqua Painter, Linen Thread, Rich Razzleberry Marker




Dragonfly Dreams for a Wonderful Friend

This week’s sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments inspired my card.  Here’s a sneak peak of one of the bundles in the Occasions catalog.  The Dragonfly Dreams bundle contains a stamp set and Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.

I stamped the dragonfly in Gold Encore ink and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder then die cut with the Dragonfly Dreams thinlit.  The background dots are stamped on Whisper White and are from the Dragonfly Dream stamp set and stamped in Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay.  The other layers are Gold foil and Bermuda Bay.

Stampin Up Dragonfly Dreams friendshipcard

Go to Hand Stamped Sentiments and join the challenge.


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Dragonfly Dreams for a Wonderful Friend

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets:   Dragonfly Drams

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Gold foil, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry

Ink:  Gold Encore, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Momento Black

Accessories: Dragonfly Dreams Thinlits, Basic Rhinestones, Gold Sequins, Gold Embossing powder



A Swirly Thank You

This week’s challenge is a color challenge, Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette and Gold.  I created my card using the Swirly Bird Bundle.  This bundle is so much fun!  You can create swirlies in different sizes and it has a great dotted stamp which adds texture.  I used this stamp with gold ink for a background.   Here’s my card inspired by page 152 of the NEW Stampin’ Up! Catalog and Idea Book.

Stampin Up Swirly Bird Thank You with 3 swirlies in gold, pirouette pink and night navy with thank you banner

I stamped the ‘Thank You’ sentiment from the Rose Wonder stamp set with Versamark and embossed with gold on to a strip of Whisper Water and cut the edges to create a banner.  I then embellished with gold sequins.  Be inspired by this color challenge and join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Image of 3 owls in different colors - Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette and Gold

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A Swirly Thank You Card

Stamp Sets: Swirly Bird, Rose Wonder

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Night of Navy, Gold Foil

Ink:  Gold Encore, Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette, Versamark

Accessories: Swirly Scribbles Framelits, Gold Sequin Trim, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Happy Easter Chick

My inspiration for this week’s card comes from the Hand Stamped Sentiments  color challenge, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz and So Saffron, and a childhood favorite treat.  A beautifully decorated vintage diorama sugar egg.  I was always fascinated by these eggs because there was another world inside them filled with an Easter scene with a bunny, chick or lamb.  So cute and yummy!

My inspiration – Diorama sugar egg


Stampin Up Honeycomb happiness easter egg and chick cardI die cut two scalloped ovals  and one smaller oval for my card and stamped with the chick from the stamp set Honeycomb Happiness embellished with a honeycomb sponged with So Saffron.  I decorated the egg with flowers die cut from Calypso Coral card stock with the flower from the Ity Bitty Accents Punch pack and the Petite Petals Punch.  I also used the retired Itty Bitty shapes punch pack flower to die cut other flowers I stamped from the retired Your Perfect Day stamp set.  The leaves are from the Bird Builder punch.  The butterfly is stamped from the Butterfly Basics set and die cut with the Bitty Butterfly punch.  I then decorated with basic pearl strips.

Be inspired by the color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments and the other projects created by the talented design team.  Show us your creation!

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Happy Easter Chick Card

Size:  5.125″ h x 4.25″ w

Stamp Sets: Honeycomb Happiness, Butterfly Basics, Teeny Tiny Wishes, retired Your Perfect Day

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz

Ink:  Momento Black, Calypso Coral

Accessories:  Ovals Collection Framelits, Petite Petals punch, retired Itty Bitty shapes punch pack, Bird Builder punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, Honeycomb embellishments, Basic Pearls

Reason for the Season Christmas Card

An elegant Christmas card is what I created, inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge of Very Vanilla, Metallic Gold and Basic Black.  I used the bundle with the Festive Flower Builder Punch and the Reason for the Season Stamp set.  With the Festive Flower Builder Punch you can create beautiful Poinsettias like the one I created from Vellum paper.

I stamped Vellum paper with Gold Encore ink.   For the center of the flower I used retired embellishment Frosted Finishes from last year’s Holiday Catalog.  Behind the flower I used Gold trim cording.  The corners of the layers (Very Black, Gold Foil) of the card I punched with the Curvy Corner Trio Punch.  I stamped the sentiment with Versamark on a 1-1/2″ x 4″ strip of Very Vanilla then heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.

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Hop on over to HSS to be inspired by the very talented design team.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Reason for the Season Christmas Card

Size:  4.25″ h x 5.50″ w

Stamp Sets:  Reason for the Season stamp set

Paper:  Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Gold Foil Sheet

Ink:  Momento Black, Gold Encore

Accessories:  Festive Flower Builder Punch, retired Frosted Finishes Embellishments, Gold Cording Trim, Gold embossing powder, Curvy Corner Trio punch

Extra Stampin’ Rewards

It’s time to hold some parties and workshops, so Stampin’ Up! is sweetening the deal.  If you host a stamping event October 9-November 9 with at least $300 in sales, you’ll receive an extra 3% in Stampin’ Rewards.

Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of a Starter Kit or if you have enough Stampin’ Rewards, you can use them for products AND the Starter Kit, even better!

These Extra Stampin’ Rewards are sure to make you smile. It’s going to be a fun one!


  • Dates: October 9-November 9, 2015
  • All customer, workshop, and online orders qualify for this promotion.
  • Hosts placing a qualifying order of $300 or more will receive an additional 3% in Stampin’ Rewards.


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