Archive | January 2016

For You Valentine

I have another CASE’d card for you today. It is not identical to the one I CASE’d from my friend and upline, Peggy Noe, but she gave me a great layout.

For You Valentine 1

This card was fun and pretty easy. We made this in a special class I did for my retired teacher friends. They had a very good time and did a great job.

We embossed the background with the Happy Heart Embossing Folder, attached the doily and Real Red ribbon then adhered that piece to the Crumb Cake card. We stamped “for you” from the Birthday Blooms and punched out the four hearts with the Sweetheart Punch. The DSP came from the Love Blossoms Stack.

For You Valentine 2

Here’s the inside made with the stamp set Bloomin’ Love and dies from retired Hearts Framelits.

As stampers we love to share so feel free to make this card your own.

Happy  Stamping!


Wild About Flowers Retirement Card

There comes a time when we all need a Retirement card. I CASE’d this one from the Annual catalog for the stamp set Wild About Flowers. It’s a GREAT set for many occasions. Yes, it is flowers but I used Crumb Cake and the way I did it wasn’t too feminine. Well, at least our male friend loved it and was touched by a handmade card.

Wild About Flowers Retirement 1

And the sentiment inside…

Wild About Flowers 2

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets – Wild About Flowers, Gorgeous Grunge

Ink – Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon

Paper – Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla

Accessories – Labels Collection Framelits (Retired),  Piercing Pack

For those of you not familiar with CASE – it means Copy And Share Everything. All Stampin’ Up! demonstrators truly believe in this as does the company. We constantly share ideas, techniques and cards with each other. In the next few posts I’ll be sharing some of the cards I made by CASEing layouts or color schemes from fellow demonstrators. Most of the time we don’t make our cards identical to one we are CASEing but we always give credit to the person who inspired us.

Hope you like this card and you try CASEing some of the cards in the catalog or some you see on Pinterest.

Happy Stamping!

Sheltering Tree Valentine

I LOVE trees and the Sheltering Tree Stamp Set is a favorite of mine. Here’s what I made using it for a Valentine card.

Sheltering Tree Valentine 1

All the tree parts are from Sheltering Tree, the love and little hearts are from Hello Life Stamp Set.

Sheltering Tree Valentine 2

The Real Red cardstock in the background is dry embossed with the Happy Heart Embossing Folder. The white piece is popped up.

Sheltering Tree Valentine 3

The inside is made using Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set.

This card was a big hit at card class and it was so much fun to make.

I don’t think I’m finished with Valentine cards yet…so keep watching!

Happy Stamping!

Be Mine Valentine

Be Mine

We made this lovely Valentine card at our last class. It is made using Pink Pirouette and Rose Red Cardstock. The Bloomin’ Love heart and Be Mine Banner are heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. The Curvy Corner Trio Punch adds a decorative embellishment to the corners with the Whisper White Satin Ribbon. The Rose Red piece is popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

I love the White Satin Ribbon…anytime I see it on sale I buy a few! It is gorgeous ribbon. 

So many of you are really smart because you are making your orders in increments of $50.00 so that you earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item for every $50.00. The selection in the SAB brochure is great and you will want everything or almost everything!

If you haven’t checked out the Occasions catalog and the Sale-A-Bration brochure yet…just find them in the right hand sidebar and click to bring each one up so you can scroll through the pages. There are so many wonderful items in this Occasions catalog.

Tomorrow there will be NEW Weekly Deals so watch for that post.

Happy Stamping!

Darling Treat Box

I’m always looking for cute containers for candy and treats. I found this one on Connie Stewart’s blog.

Treat Box

This is so cute and easy! I used retired DSP but any of our NEW DSP will be awesome. I used the NEW Botanical Builder Framelits for the flowers. What a GREAT set! I made white “grass” and then put a cello bag of Dove hearts in each one. I gave each of my class attendees one as a little Valentine treat.

Here is Connie’s video tutorial on how to make this adorable treat holder.

Awesome Candy Purse/Box – Video Tutorial

These are so cute I’m going to make some as little Easter baskets of candy for a spring craft fair.

See you tomorrow with new Weekly Deals!

Happy Stamping!

Mickey Mouse Birthday Card

My youngest granddaughter is turning 2 this week and she is totally in love with Mickey and Minnie Mouse so I came up with this card for her.


Mickey Mouse Card 2

Here’s a view of the inside.

Mickey Mouse Card 3

The cardstock, DSP, stamps (retired) and ink are all Stampin’ Up! but the dies are not…sorry! They are VERY old but I never could part with them because they are Mickey! I really wanted to share this card with you because I think it’s so cute! 🙂

Happy Stamping!

Floweriing Fields Stand-up Card

Stand Up Card Flowering Fields 1

I love this stand up card format and our Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Flowering Fields is light and airy.

Stand Up Card Flowering Fields Close Up

Quick coloring with our Stampin’ Write Markers and you have a lovely design.

Stand Up Card Flowering Fields flat env

This is how the card lays flat for mailing and I added the same images on the envelope.

Rather than my trying to explain how to make this…here’s the video Julie Davison posted.

These are fun to make and I think they are quite unique. We’ll be using a new set from the Occasions Catalog to make one of these next month in class. Speaking of the NEW Occasions Catalog…if you haven’t had a chance to browse…be sure you do (right side bar). There are so many great items in it. Also, this is a great time to place your orders – it’s Sale-A-Bration time! Many customers look forward to Sale-A-Bration every year and stock up. While they do they earn free products. Check out the Sale-A-Bration brochure (right side bar).

If you have a lengthy list of items…consider purchasing the Starter Kit. During Sale-A-Bration you can order $155 worth of product for the usual $99 Starter Kit price. Plus…Free Shipping on your Starter order. You are not obliged in any way to have classes, workshops or even order. That’s how I started…just to get a discount on products! 🙂 I truly love the quality of the Stampin’ Up! products, the Customer Service and I have met so many wonderful demonstrators. I’d love to have you join me or have you take advantage of a great way to get more product for your money.

Until my next post…Happy Stamping!


Third Thank You Card

Here’s the third and last Thank You card I made for class last month.

Thank You Card Inch 1

These Inch cards are a great way to use up bits of DSP! I chose to emboss after I placed the inch pieces but you could try embossing first, add the inch squares and “pop” them up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I popped up the whole piece and the sentiment. I used the flower and sentiment from Circle of Spring stamp set.

Tip – you get double duty from your DSP by using both sides since they usually coordinate!

Experiment with the Inchies and let me know what you came up with. I’ll post your photo.

Happy Stamping!

Another Thank You Card

Here’s the second Thank You card we made in class…

Thank You Card Christmas 1

This was a fun and quick card to make. I used Real Red, Slate and Whisper White. I think the layering of the cardstock is what makes this card.

Thank You Card Christmas Inside

Here’s the inside. I found this in my “old” stock. It’s a Stampin’ Up! stamp set from 1999! It’s a set of all sentiments called Versatile Verses. I will never part with that set!

Wednesday I’ll post the third thank you card.

Until then…

Happy Stamping!


Wreath Thank You Cards

We all have many thank you notes to send out for our lovely Christmas presents so here’s the first of three we made in our last class.

Thank You Card Wreath 1

This is the delicate wreath from Circle of Spring Stamp Set. I made my own background paper by stamping Pool Party color on color flowers.

Here is a close up of the wreath to show how I used our new Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen over the flowers.

Thank You Card Wreath 2

I really like this stamp set and I’m loving the Wink of Stella pens.

Don’t forget to check out the NEW Occasions Catalog and the FREE items you can earn from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. For every increment of $50 you order from the Annual & Occasions catalogs as well as Clearance, Weekly Deals & Paper Pumpkin…you earn a FREE item.

Happy Stamping!