Dear Doily

Hello Stampers!

Today I have a lovely doily card for you. Since I’m way behind in my posts I have a bunch of cards stacked up using newly retired products. You can still get an idea of a layout and use NEW products. 🙂



I love the clean fresh look of this card. Lots of that beautiful Fresh Fig on this one. 




Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Dear Doily

Ink – Black

Paper – Fresh Fig, Whisper White, Fresh Florals DSP

Accessories – Doily Builder Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Stampin’ Write Markers



Stay tuned…I will be posting more often for a bit since I have a backlog of cards to share! Until my next post….Happy Stamping!    Donna


Tranquil Tide Father’s Day

Hello Stampers, 

Here’s one more REALLY quick to make for Father’s Day. I borrowed the format from my upline, Peggy Noe. 


This is an easy card to make and you can use some retired DSP and cardstock. 



I used the center from my Stitched Rectangle frame on the front to have a space to write a “love note” to Dad inside.


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Thoughtful Banners

Ink – Fresh Fig

Paper – Tranquil Tide , Fresh Fig, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Tranquil Textures DSP

Accessories -Stitched Rectangles Dies, Leaf Punch


I hope that you all enjoy Father’s Day with your fathers, grandfathers, uncles and whoever is an important man in your life. Our fathers have passed and our son in law is deployed so we will celebrate my husband with our daughter and grandchildren and remember the good times we had with our fathers.

Take care and Happy Stamping!     Donna

A Good Man

Hello Stampers,

Just a quick look at a great Father’s Day card using a NEW stamp set called A Good Man and the wonderful new die set – Stitched Nested Labels.

This set is a real keeper. I love it!


Sorry this came out so blurry…I’m hurrying to get this posted and I think I zoomed in too much. You can still read the sentiment and it’s just perfect!

I’ll try to get one more Father’s Day card posted tomorrow.

Until my next post…Happy Stamping!     Donna

Petal Palette Anniversary

Hello Stampers! I have an Anniversary Card for you today. I love this card. I used the stamp set Petal Palette which was just retired.  😦

Both the flowers and the bird are “popped up”.  I used Stampin’ Blends to color in the leaves, flower and bird. I’m lovin’ those Blends!


This Mint Macaron cardstock makes a beautiful background with the Tranquil Textures DSP.


The inside sentiment is also from Petal Palette on a piece of Whisper White cut out with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits.


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Petal Palette

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Tranquil Textures DSP

Accessories – Petals More Thinlits, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Stampin’ Blends




Hope you enjoyed seeing today’s card. I enjoyed making it and the ladies in my classes also enjoyed making it. 

Until next time…Happy Stamping!     Donna

Marriage Is a Journey

Hello Stampers!

Here’s one more wedding card that was a big hit with my classes. I think it’s my favorite. 

I really like white on white at times and this is the perfect time.


The Lacy Dynamic Embossing Folder really adds to this card. In this close-up you can barely see that I actually used the outer frame piece as well as the inside heart from the Be Mine Stitched Dies. I used silver ink for the sentiment. 


Lovely complimentary inside sentiment to go with the front of the card.


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Flourishing Phrases 

Ink – Silver

Paper – Whisper White

Accessories – Lacy Dynamic Embossing Folder, Be Mine Stitched Dies




Unfortunately this is one of those cards you can’t really appreciate through photos. The feel of the texture makes a world of difference on this card. It’s very elegant. 


Happy Stamping until my next post!     Donna

Special Couple

Hello Stampers!

This time of year we have graduations, weddings, anniversaries and retirements. Today I have a wedding card for you. I have one more wedding card and an anniversary card coming up. Then I’ll start on the graduation and retirement cards. 🙂

Can you see the tufted embossing and the raised sentiment? If you know the brides colors you can make this card to match.



I love this sentiment…it comes from Special Celebrations which is being carried over to the new catalog. (I’m very happy about that!)


Stampin’ Up Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Special Celebrations

Ink – Pacific Point

Paper – Balmy Blue, Whisper White, Pacific Point

Accessories – Stitched Seasons Dies, Fancy Corner Punch (R), Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder, Pearls


Hope you enjoyed seeing my card and will try it out for yourself. 

Until my next post…Happy Stamping!     Donna




Flourishing Congratulations

Hello Stampers!  The season is upon us with Weddings and Anniversaries coming up so I have a card which can be used for either one.

I did use Springtime Florals DSP from last year’s Sale-A-Bration. I accumulated so much of it because I fell in love with this paper! It just makes this simple card so elegant. I still have a lot of this DSP left even after using it in two classes! I REALLY like it! 🙂


I think the silver and gold is just beautiful. The cut out flourish really adds to the overall effect.


I added a strip of the DSP down the side of the inside with a lovely sentiment.


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Floral Phrases

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper- Whisper White, Springtime Florals DSP, Gold Foil

Accessories – Flourish Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Dies, 1/8″ Gold Ribbon


I must admit I did make a few of these cards – you never know when you need a wedding (not so much these days) or an anniversary card. The ladies in my classes liked this card too. 


In this view you can see the little strip of DSP inside. 

Hope you enjoyed seeing this card and maybe you’ll try it with whatever DSP you have on hand. Be Creative!

Until next week…Happy Stamping!     Donna