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Aloha with the Timeless Tropical Bundle

The Timeless Tropical Bundle and the Dressed to Impress bundle are two bundles you can currently find in the mini catalog and both I love.  I used the bag die from the All Dressed up dies and the tropical flowers from the Timeless Tropical Bundle.  I started with embossing Soft Suede card stock with the Coastal Weave 3D embossing folder, retiring on June 3rd, then die cut the bag.  The buckles for the bag I die cut from gold foil along with leaves.  The flowers I stamped on Whisper White with the StayzOn Saddle brown then colored with Stampin’ Blends – Real Red light and dark, Daffodil Delight light and dark.  Difficult to see in the phone but I also used the Dazzling Diamonds glitter for the centers of the flowers.

Purchase these two bundles now and get an additional 10% discount now through June 2, 2020.  On June 3rd they will be available in the new annual catalog but not available with the additional 10% off.

Timeless Tropical Bundle bag with Aloha card

I was inspired to create this project from the Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge.  Join the challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Visit Hand Stamped Sentiments and see more inspiration from the design team.

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Aloha Card and Bag

Card Size: 5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets: Timeless Tropical

Ink:  StayzOn Saddle Brown, Stampin Blends; Light and Dark Real Red, Light and Dark Daffodil Delight

Paper: Cardstock:  Whisper White, Soft Suede, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Gold Foil

Accessories:  In the Tropics dies, All Dressed Up dies, retired Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Basic Rhinestones, retired 1-1/4″ burlap ribbon


Enjoy your day with Magnolia Lane

The new catalog is out and there are so many fabulous suites .  One of them is the Magnolia Suite.  This suite has a stamp set, Designer Series paper, ribbon, and so much more.  I created the card below with DSP , dies and ribbon from the suite.  I stamped the flowers with Momento Black and colored with Calypso Coral light and Old Olive light blender pens.  The new dies have a border around the image so I colored the edges of the flower with a Basic Black marker.  The sentiment is stamped on Kraft paper and die cut with the Pretty Label punch.  To add sparkle I embellished with Basic Rhinestones and ivory ribbon from the suite.

Be inspired by the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  See what the other design team members have created with this sketch.

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.

Enjoy your Day with Magnolia Lane Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25 W

Stamp Sets:  Good Morning Magnolia

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Kraft Paper; DSP Magnalia Lane

Ink:  Momento Black

Accessories:  Magnolia Memory dies, Magnolia Lane ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Pretty Label punch, Dimensionals

Another Abstract Impressions card

As promised, I created another card using the Abstract Impressions bundle.  This time I used the three stamps to create the Daffodil Delight roses.  It’s so easy to stamp these roses.  Just line up the arrows at the top and stamp using the lightest color first using the stamp with least detail as the base then stamp with a darker ink and use the darkest color to stamp with the most detailed stamp.  I inked up my stamp then stamped off twice before stamping, followed by inking the second stamp and stamping off once before stamping.  The last stamp I inked and stamped full strength.  I used the two-stamp method for creating the leaves.  I fussy cut the roses and the leaves and used the dies from the bundle to die cut the detailed floral background the five petaled flowers on the greeting.  The sentiment is from the retired Rose Wonder stamp set then die cut using the Pretty Label punch.  I embellished with a butterfly stamped with the retired Papillon  Potpourri stamp set then colored with markers and die cut using the retired Bitty Butterfly punch.  For extra sparkle I embellished with basic rhinestones and colored the roses, butterfly and leaves with Clear Wink of Stella.

Stampin Up Abstract Impressions Sympathy cardInspiration for my card comes from the Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge of Smokey Slate, Daffodil Delight and Pool Party.  Go to Hand Stamped Sentiments for more inspiration.

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

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Another Abstract Impressions Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Abstract Impressions, retired Rose Wonder, retired Papillon Potpourri

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Pool Party, Smokey Slate, Daffodil Delight

Ink: Smokey Slate; Daffodil Delight, Pool Party; Write Markers Pool Party

Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Pretty Label Punch, retired Butterfly Punch, Springtime Impressions Thinlits dies, Clear Wink of Stella, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

‘Tis the Season to Sparkle with Seasonal Layers

My card this week has been inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments  sketch challenge and all the Christmas movies I’ve been watching on the Hallmark channel.  Every year as part of preparing for the holidays I watch Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel.  All the movies seem to start with a beautiful snowy setting which made me think snowflakes which made me think the snowflakes from the Seasonal  Layers Thinlits Dies.  This die set is so versatile because it has images for every season.  It contains three different snowflakes which I die cut from Whisper White, Silver Foil paper and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.  I used Smoky Slate for the background layer and embossed the Whisper White layer with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder then added the 1/8″ silver ribbon in a swirl pattern using glue dots.  I then adhered the snowflakes to create my snowy scene.  The sentiment ‘Tis the Season to Sparkle’ is from the Season to Sparkle stamp set which I die cut from retired Scallop Oval Punch.

For more sparkle I added rhinestones and silver sequins.Stampin Up Seasonal Layers Snowflake Christmas cardGo to Hand Stamped Sentiments to see more inspiration from the design team.

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‘Tis The Season to Sparkle Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  Season to Sparkle

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Silver Foil and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper

Ink: Versamrk

Accessories:  Seasonal Layers Thinlits dies, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, 1/8″ Silver ribbon, retired Scallop Oval punch, Silver Sequins, Basic Rhinestones











A Mixed and Beautiful Bunch Birthday Card

My card this week is inspired by the color challenge of Blackberry Bliss, Smokey Slate and Pool Party.  I stamped flowers from the Mixed Bunch and Beautiful Bunch stamp sets.  For the leaves I used the Bird Builder punch to die cut them from Blackberry Bliss and Silver Foil paper.  I also used the punch to die cut the bird.  The background is stamped with Smokey Slate using the Hardwood stamp.  I embellished the center of the flowers with basic rhinestones.  The edges of the card is sponged with Blackberry Bliss.

Stampin Up  Birthday Flower cardJoin us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  We’d love to see how these colors inspire you,

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A Mixed and Beautiful Bunch Birthday Card

Size:  5.50″ h x 4.25″ w

Stamp Sets: Mixed Bunch, Beautiful Bunch, Hardwood

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Pool Party, Silver Foil

Ink:  Pool Party, Blackberry Bliss, Smokey Slate

Accessories: Bird Builder Punch, Fun Flower Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Blossom Punch, Word Window Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals


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.

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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.


A Howl-o-ween Treat Easel Card

This week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge is a sketch challenge.  The sketch inspired me to create a Halloween easel card with the Howl-o-ween Treat stamp set.  I used the colors of Wild Wasabi, Tangelo Twist, Rich Razzleberry and Basic Black.

I used one of those spectacular Spider Web Doilies behind the owl.  The card was easy to create with the stamp set and the Boo to You framelits.

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Join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments and let us see how this sketch challenge inspires you.  Visit HHS for more inspiration from our 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.

A Howl-o-ween Treat Easel Card

Size:  5.00″ w x 5.00″ h

Stamp Sets:  Howl-o-ween Treat, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Gorgeous Grunge

Paper:  Cardstock:  Wild Wasabi, Tangelo Twist, Basic Black, Whisper White; Black Glimmer paper

Ink:  Tangelo Twist, Rich Razzleberry

Accessories:  Boo to You Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Circles Framelits, Happy Haunting  Designer Washi Tape, Spider Web Doilies, Basic Rhinestones, purple Sharpie

BOO to you and a Howl-o-ween Treat

I received my pre-order stash from Stampin’ Up! and part of my order included the Howl-o-ween Treat Stamp Set + Boo to You Framelits Dies bundle.  Super cute images and the framelits makes it easy to die-cut them.  These cute images inspired me to make a side drawer card.  This type of card  CASE’d from Jackie Topa.  For instructions and a video click here.  I have previously made a couple of Halloween cards of this type and can be found here and here.

My side step drawer card features a skeleton and spider coming out of spooky drawers and an owl with a witch’s hat saying BOO!  I also used for embellishment the Spider Web Doilies.  I love them.  One side is black and the other is white.  I used the white side so it would contrast against the black.  I stamped the owl with silver ink.  I cut the drawers and the panel behind the owl from the new Black Glimmer paper.  I also used the Decorative Label punch on the to create the legs of the dresser.  I had so much fun creating this card!

All these products may be found in the new 2015 Holiday Catalog.

Stampin Up Halloween Howl-o-ween Treat Boo to You Framelits dies side step drawer cardAll Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

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BOO to you and a Howl-o-ween Treat card

Size:  4.25″ h x  5.00″ w

Stamp Sets:  Howl-o-ween Treat

Paper:  Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Tangelo Twist, Black Glimmer paper

Ink:  Encore Silver ink, Momento Black

Accessories:  1/8″ silver brads, basic rhinestones, Spider Web Doilies, Boo to You Framelits dies, Decorative Label punch, Fine Tip Glue pen, dimensionals


Enjoying a Backyard picnic with My Digital Studio

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a color splash challenge of Mossy Meadow, Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral.  I love these colors!  Don’t they just say SPRING!  Although, I was a bit too late to have my project posted on HSS I still wanted you to see what I created with these colors.

Stampin up Enjoying Every moment My Digital StudioI created this 8″ x 8″ scrap book page with My Digital Studio.  With MDS it’s so easy to scrapbook and document life’s little moments.

Be inspired by these colors and post your project at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted

8″ x 8″ My Digital Studio Enjoying a Backyard Picnic Scrap book page
Supply List
Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Birthday Bash – designer series paper\Birthday Bash – 4

Button Latte\Chocolate Chip Button Latte – button2

Enjoy Every Moment\Enjoy Every Moment – enjoy, Color = EARLY ESPRESSO 80,57,49
Enjoy Every Moment\Enjoy Every Moment – every moment, Color = EARLY ESPRESSO 80,57,49
Enjoy Every Moment\Enjoy Every Moment – life, Color = EARLY ESPRESSO 80,57,49

Labels & Tags\Modern Label Punch, Fill Color = BERMUDA BAY 2,181,160
Extras\Flag Punch, Fill Color = CALYPSO CORAL 245,116,97
Extras\Flag Punch, Fill Color = BERMUDA BAY 2,181,160
Hearts\Small Heart Punch, Fill Color = CALYPSO CORAL 245,116,97

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