Archive | July 2014

July Class Card #2

Slush Flower Patch

The versatility of this set is amazing.  I must admit, I’m kind of hooked on those particular leaves though. This card is done with Strawberry Slush and Pink Pirouette…such a happy card!

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products I used:

Keep following since  I have one more Class Card to share and then another I made to show how you can change things up.  As I said…the designs are endless with this bundle!  You must have it!

Don’t forget to send me your own designs using this bundle and I’ll post your card as my guest stamper.

Happy Stamping!


July Class Cards – Flower Patch Bundle

This month we concentrated on using only ONE stamp set and ONE set of Framelits.  I chose the Flower Patch Bundle.  It was a great hit and the designs and creations are endless.  Here is just the first of the three cards we made.  Actually, this first one is two 3×3 cards of different designs.

3x3 Flower Patch

The background was stamped flat (right onto the cardstock) and then the flowers were “popped” up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The stamped piece was then popped up onto the card.  These little 3×3 cards are great to have around to put on a gift or tuck into a pocket or lunch bag.

3x3 Purple Flower Patch

Here’s a close up of the first card.  Keep in mind that some embellishments can be added…for example…a rhinestone, pearl or Candy Dot in the middle of each flower.  You might want to cut out each leaf with the framelits.  Let your imagination go wild…this is just the start!

3x3 Yellow Flower Patch

Another close up.  This time the flower is done in Crushed Curry.

These are the basics…why don’t you try these and share how you “jazzed” them up.  Anyone who sends a photo of their 3×3 done with the Flower Patch stamp set to me will appear as a guest on my blog.  🙂  If you don’t have this set yet…just go to the Shop Now button or call me to place your order.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products I used:  (I just noticed that I didn’t use the Bundle #…here it is: 136788 – by ordering the Bundle you can save 15%)

I’ll soon post the second card for July so keep following.  🙂

Happy Stamping!

Special Little Boy’s Birthday Card

Special Boy Birthday

Here’s a special card for a special little boy.  I did use some retired items but I just couldn’t help myself.  The stamp set Oh, Whale and the Clearlits Happy Whale are both retired.  Everything else is current.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products I used:


Weekly Deals & Paper Pumpkin Savings



This week’s deals July 22 – 28.  Click HERE to see what is available!


Great Paper Pumpkin Deal!  I you have been on the fence about subscribing to Paper Pumpkin…this offer may entice you.


If you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up–get 50% off your first two months.

Offer Dates: July 16, 2014 – September 10, 2014

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Fine Print:

  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month’s kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
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  • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, September 10, 2014; 11:50 PM (MT).

New Hues Review July Blog Hop


July Blog Hop Logo

Welcome to the July Pals Blog Hop. This month we are featuring a New Hues Review. Let the new Stampin’ Up! In Colors for 2014-16 inspire you – Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, and Tangelo Twist.  We hope you find great inspiration from our creations.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Susan Itell # 15 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.

July Blog 1

I needed a special birthday card for my childhood friend of 61 years. I love the new Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey so those colors were a must.  The new stamp set Age Awareness has this awesome greeting. I used White Craft Ink and the new Flowering Flourishes to stamp a background on the Blackberry Bliss cardstock.  The white Organza Ribbon adds just the right touch.  Of course the little flower from the new Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack punched out in Hello Honey put the final touch on this card.

July blog 2


These are the Stampin’ Up products I used:

The next stop is Beth Beard #17 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and  I hope to see you next month.

July Blog BackJuly Blog Next

  1. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  2. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  3. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  4. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  5. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  6. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  7. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  8. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  9. Amy Hoptay at
  10. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  11. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  12. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  13. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  14. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  15. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  16. Donna Kopenski at  <<<<<<<<You Are Here
  17. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  18. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  19. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  20. Cheryl McAskill at A Stampin’ Holiday
  21. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  22. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  23. September Gray at
  24. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  25. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  26. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
  27. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  28. Rae Harper-Burnet at

Daydream Medallions Birthday Card

July is a very busy birthday month it seems.  I’ll be sharing some of the cards I’ve made for friends and family.

Daydream Medallions Birthday

This is a larger card than normal because I wanted to cut out the the pool party background.  The sentiment is retired but I will never let this one go – I love this font.

Daydream Medallions Birthday 2

This is a shot where I think you can see that I used the Big Shot and largest of the Floral Frames Framelits to cut out the shape on the Pool Party cardstock.  I did the stamping directly onto the card.  It’s simple but makes it’s own statement.


Happy Stamping!