Happy St. Patrick’s Day and Playful Panda

Happy St. Patrick’s Day (a day early)! 


I used that great hexagon punch and scraps of DSP to create the background and the hearts punch to create the 4-leaf clover. It’s made of  retired products but sometimes you just can’t part with them.


I also have an adorable card using the Party Pandas from Sale-A-Bration. Unfortunately this awesome sale ends on March 31st so if you have your eye on a particular item in the Sale-A-Bration brochures now is the time to act.

I got this idea for the Panda card from another card I had seen and for the life of me I can’t find it again and forgot to write down the creator’s name. I always like to give credit where credit is due but I sketched this so long ago. 


These little Pandas are just so cute. I’ll be keeping this set for a long time! I used the Color Theory DSP in thin strips to represent the bamboo for these little fellows. I used this card as a birthday card but it could be for friendship or a note card. 

I found to get the best black for the pandas I used the Archival Basic Black rather than Memento Tuxedo Black. The Archival was a deeper black. Warning…you need to let it dry thoroughly…or it will smudge.

Have a safe St. Patrick’s Day!  Happy Stamping!      Donna


Heartfelt Blooms Birthday

Hello Fellow Stampers! I’m a little late with my Friday post but nevertheless…here it is. I got this idea from JoAnne Hewins. Sometimes we just can’t do better than what someone else has created. In stamping we firmly believe in Copy And Share Everything (CASE)! Of course, I added my own touch.

I stamped the beautiful image in Crumb Cake. I tried black but it was just too dark. Then I colored in with our new Stampin’ Blends.

I also stamped the image onto the envelope. This is a fantastic stamp and it’s FREE with a $50 purchase until March 31st! All the texture is already built into the stamp.

I added a piece of Pink Pirouette on the back (inside) of the front to cover up the ribbon ends and the Stampin’ Blends color that went through. 


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – SAB Heartfelt Blooms, Birthday Blossoms

Ink – Crumb Cake, Memento Tuxedo  Black

Paper – Whisper White, Petal Passion DSP, Pink Pirouette

Accessories – Pink Ribbon, Pretty Label Punch, Stampin’ Blends (Lt. Pink Pirouette, Lt. Daffodil Delight, Lt. Old Olive


Hope you enjoyed seeing this lovely card and will really consider getting this set – Heartfelt Blooms – as a FREE gift with a $50 order.

Happy Stamping until my next post!    Donna

Bermuda Bay Hearts – Birthday Card

Hello Stampers…today I have a card that was inspired by Kristal’s Cards (a fellow Stampin’ Up! Demo). She actually used it for a Valentine’s Card but by changing the colors I made it into a birthday card. 

I’m very happy about how this card came together.  I have the polka dot paper adhered flat but some of the ladies in my class popped up the white cut out and it looked super. We also popped up the little sentiment. To add a bit more bling I used pearl sequins with a rhinestone in the center.

Added the white on the inside for writing a message and the little glitter heart just adds bling.

This is such a fun card to make…try in other color combinations. 


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink – Bermuda Bay

Paper – Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Neutrals DSP, Bermuda Bay Glitter Paper

Accessories – Sweet Sassy Framelits, Silver Ribbon, Sequins, Jewel Basic Rhinestones, Classic Label Punch, Word Window Punch


Hope you enjoyed this card. Remember to get on my weekly email list. I post all promotions and videos in my Newsletter so if you want to know what’s going on…sign up by contacting me. 

Have a great week!  Until my next post….Happy Stamping!     Donna

Panda Waterfall Card

Hello Stampers!  We are freezing here in Southern California – it’s been in the 50’s and 60’s and as low as 30’s and 40’s  in the morning…brrr. Hope you are warm and healthy. We are just not accustomed to this cold weather!

I have a very cute card for you today. It’s the Waterfall Card some of you are familiar with and our Sale-A-Bration Pandas. 

See the little white tab at the bottom?  Just give that a little tug and the next Panda will appear.

Sorry about the smudge…Tip: If you use Archival Basic Black be sure to let it dry thoroughly.

Here’s the next one.

And the next…

We made this card in my classes and at first the ladies thought they would never be able to do it. In the end…EVERYONE was successful! 

You want directions…right! Here you go.

Card Stock:  Base – 4″ x 5 1/4″; Strip – 1″ x 4″; (cut 4) 2″ x 2″

DSP:  3 3/4″ x 5″

Whisper White:  2″ x 9″ (score at 2″, 2 3/4″, 3 1/2″, 4 1/4″); (cut 4) 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″; (optional – 3 3/4″ x 5″ for back of card)

  1.  Adhere the DSP to base and optional Whisper White to back, using 1 1/4″ Circle Punch – punch a half circle at the bottom in the center
  2. Stamp the Whisper White squares and adhere to the cardstock squares
  3. Stamp the sentiment onto the 2″ x 9″ Whisper White strip at least 1/2″ from 1st score mark and leave at least 3/4″ from bottom of this strip
  4. Fold on score lines all in one direction (curving toward the sentiment)
  5. Adhere the 1″ x 4″ strip ONLY on sides to the base about 1″ from the bottom of base
  6. Adhere the squares (adhesive ONLY on the top of square) starting at the midway fold ON THE BACK SIDE of the sentiment along the score lines and work your way up putting a square along each fold
  7. Slide the Whisper White (WW) strip with squares attached through the cardstock strip, center it and line up with bottom, put adhesive on strip but be sure to stay within the boundaries of the WW strip, fold the top half of WW strip (with the squares) over the adhesive laying flat and press.
  8. You’re finished!

It may sound daunting but it really isn’t. Give it a try…if you have any problems…contact me.


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Special Celebrations, SAB Party Pandas

Ink – Archival Basic Black

Paper – Tranquil Tide, Fresh Florals DSP, Whisper White

Accessories – 1 1/4″ Circle Punch


Have fun with this card and please let me know what other ideas you have for the four squares…flowers, butterflies, etc. Remember to send me a photo of your creation so that I can post it and feature you as my guest stamper.

In the meantime…Happy Stamping!    Donna

Tri-Fold Card

Hi Stampers!  Today I have a very versatile card for you. Yes, mine is a Valentine card…better late than never! I should have posted this on Wednesday but life got in the way. 🙂


In class some of the participants made this lovely card into a birthday card…you can put any sentiment you want on it.


Open the first page and find this lovely flourish.


And finally the inside where you can put your sentiment. I left this particular one blank until I need it and then decide what I want inside.

This card may look difficult but really isn’t.

Here are the measurements for this card:

Powder Pink – 6 3/8″ x 5 1/2″, score at 2 1/8″

Whisper White – 8″ x  5 1/4″, score at 4″; (2) 2 1/2″ x 4″

Sahara Sand – (2) 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″

DSP – 2″ x 5 3/8″ and 1/2″ x 5 1/4″

Use the photos to lay out your pieces then stamp and adhere.


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Bloomin’ Love, Flourishing Phrases

Ink – Crumb Cake, Powder Pink

Paper – Powder Pink, Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Fresh Florals DSP

Accessories – Stampin’ Write Markers (Pear Pizzazz, Powder Pink)


This card is really lovely; I hope you will try making one. 

Please try to stay healthy! The flu bug has hit my daughter and her family very hard…all 5 of them are down with the flu (mom, dad, 3 children). Unfortunately one of the girls also has pneumonia! This flu is nothing to fool around with so take care of yourselves.

Happy Stamping!      Donna

Valentine Lots to Love Box

Hello Stampers!  We’re getting close to Valentine’s Day so I have some cards to use for Valentines or Birthday. 

This adorable box has the greeting “happy valentine’s day” and the mini card is for a birthday card on a package. I like to give the ladies in my classes the option of the special holiday as well as birthday or general. 

These darling boxes are so easy to make using the die from the Lots to Love Box Framelits. Just add some DSP, some accessories and sentiment and you have a very cute box.

We made little greeting cards too, using the Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes. You can make a set of 4 to slip into the box. We also made gift tags but I am not posting those. 

These cards are so handy. Great to put on a gift package!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Teeny Tiny Wishes, Birthday Blossoms

Ink – Berry Burst

Paper – Berry Burst, Fresh Florals DSP, Whisper White

Accessories – Ribbon, Lots to Love Box Framelits, Duet Banner Punch, Everyday Label Punch  (held over from the Holiday Catalog)


Hope you enjoyed this cute little box and ideas for contents. I’ve been trying to come up with a candy to put inside. It needs to be flat…maybe a couple Ghirardelli Squares. Please contact me if you think of other items to fit in this little box.

Happy Stamping!        Donna

Quilted Thank You

Hello Stampers…we’ve had lovely weather here in San Diego. Hope you are all well and staying healthy!

You know how much I like the Quilt Builder Framelits…well…they aren’t just for Christmas! Today’s card is a Thank You card highlighting the Quilt Builder Framelits and the Quilt Top Embossing Folder.

I know I’ve been stuck on Night of Navy but I love the combination with Lemon Lime Twist and Marina Mist.



Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Thoughtful Banners, Floral Phrases

Ink – Night of Navy

Paper – Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy, Marina Mist

Accessories – Quilt Builder Framelits, Quilt Top Embossing Folder, Rhinestones, Duet Banner Punch



This card may look complicated but it’s not with the help of the Quilt Builder Framelits…and guess what…both the framelits and the stamp set, Christmas Quilt, are being held over! So…you can still order them. To see what else is being held over check my January 16 or 23 Newsletter for the complete list. If you do not receive my Weekly Newsletter then definitely contact me to get added to my email list. (Contact info. is on the upper right side of this post.)

Hope you enjoyed today’s card and keep checking for other new and exciting creations. 

Happy Stamping!      Donna 🙂