Archive | February 2014

Tag Topper Birthday

Here’s another way to use your Scalloped Tag Topper!

Tag Topper Birthday

I really like the way this card turned out…I think I’ll be using this layout many times.  I know what you are thinking…here she goes again with the Petite Petals.  Sorry…I can’t help it.  They are sooooo cute and they match my blog top banner.  I gently sponged the edges of the tag just to soften the white.

Here’s what I used:

Stamp Sets:  Perfectly Penned (122892), Petite Petals (133155)

Ink:  Marina Mist (126962), Daffodil Delight (126944)

Paper:  Whisper White (100730), Subtles DSP (130135), Old Olive (100702)

Accessories:  Petite Petals Punch (133322), Secret Garden Framelits (129372), Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324), Pearl Basic Jewels (119247), Striped Organdy Ribbon Marina Mist (129292), SNAIL adhesive (104332), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Glue Dots (103683)

Happy Stamping!

Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge 193

The Sketch Challenge for this week made me think simple and clean.  (And of course, just shouted for Petite Petals!)

Here’s the sketch…

PPA 193 Sketch ChallengeHere’s what I came up with…

PPA 193

And here’s a close up of my little Petite Petals…


I told you it would be simple and clean!  I played around with ribbon but it just didn’t work for me.   This is the kind of card you can “Step Up” with embossing or Baker’s Twine or whatever you can imagine.  I gave you a start now see what you can do with this sketch.  Send me a photo of your creation.  Hey…you never know when I might post it and you can be my “Guest Stamper”

Here’s what I used:

Stamp Set: Petite Petals (133155)

Ink:  Strawberry Slush (131178)

Paper:  Whisper White (100730), Kaleidoscope DSP (132995), Strawberry Slush (131295)

Accessories:  Petite Petals Punch (133322), Candy Dots Brights (130931), SNAIL adhesive (104332), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Leave a comment to let me know what you think you can do with this sketch 🙂

Be sure to visit  Pals Paper Arts for more ideas using this sketch.

Happy Stamping!

Weekly Deals & Baby Card

Click here to see this week’s deals.  Feb. 25 to March 3 (while supplies last).

Here  is a quick and easy baby card (CASE from Joyce Kramer) for a friend who just had a baby boy.

Baby Boy Card

I’m really liking Zoo Babies stamp set.  It is just so cute.

Here’s what I used:

Stamp Set:  Zoo Babies (130456)

Ink:  Marina Mist (126962)

Paper:  Marina Mist (119682), Whisper White (100730), Subtles DSP (130135)

Accessories:  Marina Mist Striped Organdy Ribbon (129292), SNAIL adhesive (104332), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

I told you it was quick and easy!  You can adapt this sketch for any number of cards.  Have fun…and Happy Stamping!

Don’t forget to check out the Clearance Rack frequently…Stampin’ Up! is always adding new items.

Tag Topper With a Window

Hi Stampers!

This is just a quick little tag that can stand alone or be incorporated into a card.  I’d like to thank a UK fellow demo for the idea…Sam Donald.

Tag Topper with Window

Start with a piece of cardstock 2″ x 8″ (Note:  You can make the length as long or short as you like)

Use DSP scraps to punch out the flowers and background for window flower.

Fold the cardstock in half, burnish and using the Scalloped Tag Topper, punch each end.

Using your Petite Petals Punch – slide it in across the side as far as it will go (near the bottom) and punch.  While you have the punch go ahead and punch out 3 flowers from your scraps of DSP.

Use the edges of your Stampin’ Dimensionals sheet and put around the punched out flower.  Put a scrap of DSP on the opposite side of the window.

Run SNAIL along the edges of the back but NOT on the DSP.  Pull the paper off your Stampin’ Dimensionals and close matching the tag toppers.

Round the bottom corners and sponge the edges.

Push the round end of your paper piercer into each flower and then use glue dots to put in place.  Embellish each flower with a Candy Dot, Pearl or Rhinestone.  Slip ribbon through the top hole and you are finished!

These are just so cute and easy…enjoy!

Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge

This week’s sketch challenge hit me as being very simple and clean.  I also needed to create a masculine birthday card for a very dear friend…so here is what I came up with.

PPA sketch



PPA 192.2

I used the Gorgeous Grunge for background (Gumball Green ink on Gumball Green paper) and I think I have found another favorite stamp!  I’m also pretty fond of the new Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  I have found so many ways to use it.  In fact, we will be making a tag topper card in class on Saturday.  I’ll post it on Sunday.

Here’s a close up of the greeting…

PPA 192.3

Isn’t this a great greeting?  I think it says it all!

Following the tag format on the front I decided to use this for the inside sentiment…

PPA 192.4

This is so true of my friend.  We will celebrate his birthday for a matter of minutes while flying from LAX to Sydney, Australia.  He basically will miss his special day due to the time change.  😦

Here is a list of the materials used to make this card:

Stamp Sets:  Delightful Dozen (122652), Gorgeous Grunge (130517)

Ink:  Calypso Coral (126983), Gumball Green (126861)

Paper:  Crumb Cake (120953), Gumball Green (126840, Very Vanilla (101650), Epic Day This and That DSP (130814)

Accessories:  Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324), Gumball Green Satin Stitched Ribbon (126848), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Have a great day and Happy Stamping!

Birthday Slide Pocket Card

My mother in law is celebrating her 95th birthday on Sunday so I wanted to make her an extra special card.

Birthday Slide Out 2

From the first view all you see is the flower…then pull the pockets apart and…

Birthday Slide Out 3

This is so cute!  She will love it!

To make this card you need:

2 pieces of cardstock 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ then fold each in half.  These become the two side pockets.  Use Sticky Strip on the two edges next to the folded side.  You can see that I also do a half circle punch for ease in taking in and out.

1 piece of cardstock 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″  This becomes the insert.

Decorate as you like.  My flower is made from three Blossom Punch flowers that I worked with the bone folder to split each into two pieces to make a suede like texture.  They flatten for mailing and can easily be poofed up.

If you have any questions just leave a comment and I’ll get back to you.

Spring Brightness – Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge 191

This week’s Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge palette is:

PPA 191 Colors

This palette proved to be a very good challenge for me since it took me out of my comfort zone completely.  Here’s what I came up with…hope you like it!

PPA 191 Challenge

If you have followed my blog for any length of time you know I love the Stampin’ Up! flower punches and I’m kind of hooked on polka dots.  I kept the design simple and stayed with the 3 colors in the palette.

PPA 191 Challenge Close Up

From this close up you can see that I gave the Blossom and Pansy Punches some depth by stamping the large flower from Peaceful Petals and I also used some sponging.  I used the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (a FREE SAB choice) to jazz up the Gumball Green border a bit.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies used:

Stamp Sets:  Peaceful Petals (133107), Express Yourself (Hostess 130339)

Ink:  Pumpkin Pie (126945), Gumball Green (126861)

Paper:  Whisper White (100730), Gumball Green (126840), Pumpkin Pie (105117)

Accessories:  Blossom Punch (125603), Pansy Punch (130698), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Set (118309), Petite Petals Punch (133322), Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (133520), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)

Check out what some of the other Pals have created with this palette here.

Happy Stamping!

Pals February Blog Hop

February Badge

Welcome to the Pals February Blog Hop. This month we are excited to share with you what we love about Stampin’ Up! – our stamps, tools, accessories and techniques.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Peggy Noe #14 on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

February Blog Hop brown

Here is my card showing some of my favorite tools, stamps and accessories.  I love Coastal Cabana, polka dots, and flowers.  My absolute favorite flower punches are Petite Petals  and Pansy Punch.  I used the Thinlits Label Card because I think it is a unique way of creating cards and I love the dimension it gives.

Here are all the wonderful items used to create this card:

Stamp Set:  Yippee Skippee! (131344)

Ink:  Crumb Cake 9126975)

Paper:  Coastal Cabana (131297), Crumb Cake (120953), Fresh Prints DSP Stack (132996), Whisper White (100730), Strawberry Slush (131295), Silver Glimmer Paper (124005)

Accessories:  Petite Petals Punch (133322), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch (118309), Pansy Punch (130698), Bitty Butterfly (129406), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335), Thinlits Label Card (133479), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), Linen Thread (104199), Paper Piercing Tool (126189), Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199), Paper Piercing Pack – Festive (127857)

The next stop is Maggie Mata #16 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and  I hope to see you next month

Feb Backback & Next

February Line-up-

  1. Kerry Willard Bray at  Peonies and Paper Chains
  2. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  3. Janice Warhank at  Janice’s Papercraft Playground
  4. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
  5. Michelle Gleeson at  StampinMojo
  6. Marlene Heringer at So Many Toys So Little Time
  7. Linda Callahan at  Stampin’ Seasons
  8. Katy McGloin at  Just Fun Stamping 
  9. Susan Itell at  Simple Stampin
  10. Nicole Watt at  Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  11. Rae Harper-Burnet at  Wild West Paper Arts
  12. Sherrie Gross at  Stampin Sunshine
  13. Mary Fish at  Stampin’ Pretty
  14. Peggy Noe at
  15. Donna Kopenski at  craftycardmaker
  16. Maggie Mata at  Maggie Made Cards
  17. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  18. Diane Roberts at  Score at Four and a Quarter
  19. Lisa Ann Bernard at  Queen B Creations
  20. Jackie Diediker at Stampin Jackie
  21. Alison Bilohlavek at ribbon and brad
  22. Kelly DeTommaso at  Kelly’s Creative Corner
  23. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  24. Angie Blake at Angie’s Musings
  25. Dawn Tidd at  Tiddbits from Dawn
  26. Shirley Sumption at  Look at my Cute Stuff
  27. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper

Color Challenge PPA 190

Color Challenge PPA190

This is my first time in the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge.  Hope you enjoy mine and others.  The colors we were challenged to use together were Blushing Bride, Rose Red and Basic Gray.

I’m really into watercoloring these days so I used this technique on the flowers and kept the whole card clean and not fussy.

Here’s a close up of the large flower:

Color Challenge PPA 190 Close up

This is what I used to create this card:

Stamp Set:  People Like You (133215)

Ink:  Rose Red (126954), Versa Mark (102283)

Paper:  Whisper White (100730), Rose Red (102544), Blushing Bride (131198), Basic Gray (121044)

Accessories:  Black Stampin’ Embossing Powder (109133), Heat Tool (129053), Embossing Buddy (103083), Stampin’ Write Markers – Old Olive (100079) & Rose Red (131262), Large Scallop Edgelit (127019), Ovals Framelits (129381), Rhinestones (119246)

Say It Your Way – a personalized stamp

This is what you have been waiting for…a way to make a stamp that says what you want it to say!

Say It


This stamp can be used for:   Address Label, Thank You, From the Classroom of …, From the kitchen of…, Made with Love, This book belongs to…, From the desk of…, Just Married, Save the date, or whatever your need may be!

Item # 132852  Circle Monogram Stamp   $23.95     It also coordinates with the 1  3/8″ Circle Punch (Item 119860)

Purchase separately.  Available in Photopolymer only.  The font and design of the stamp is set.

*The stamp can be ordered online which allows for a preview option before the order is submitted.*  Stamps are non-refundable.