Archive | June 2018

Mediterranean Moments

Hello Stampers! Hope this post finds you all well and enjoying good weather (finally for some of you!). I have been looking at my stamp set “Mediterranean Moments” for quite a while and finally decided to sit down and DO something with it.

I stamped the scene and then used my Stampin’ Blends to color. Oh my…those Stampin’ Blends are AWESOME! Once I finished I could see that this was the perfect card front. I wanted to use up some of my retired colors so I went with a Chocolate Chip card base. Luckily Old Olive is still current so I used it for a second layer then rounded the corners of the scene, added a touch of Old Olive Ribbon and it was complete.


I love the way it came out. I don’t usually use dark colors for my card bases but it just seems to fit here. I also put another piece of Whisper White on the inside with rounded corners. 

This will make a great note card. I plan to make sets of these in different colors and give as small gifts. 



Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Mediterranean Moments

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Blends

Paper – Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Old Olive

Accessories – Corner Rounder, Old Olive Ribbon





You really should take a look at this stamp set – especially if you enjoy the water color look. I can’t recommend the Stampin’ Blends enough. It makes the coloring so easy and yet so impressive. The technique with Stampin’ Blends is so relaxing.

Hope you enjoyed seeing my latest creation. I’m trying to take more time to just “play” around rather than always producing card ideas for my classes. 

I’m thinking about doing a class with those who already have Stampin’ Blends. We could all work on the technique! For those of you who are close enough to attend a class like this…let me know what you think. Would you be interested?

Until my next post…Happy Stamping!    Donna

Retirement Gift Card Holder

Hello Stampers! It’s the time of year when we need lots of Congratulation cards for graduations, retirements, etc. I never seem to have a Retirement card when I need one so I came up with this one with the inspiration of Julie DiMatteo. I love the format of the card and it can work with any occasion where you’d like to insert a gift card. 

Even though the stamp set Wild About Flowers just retired I can’t part with it. It has the best sentiments! 


Isn’t that gift card pocket cute? The trick here is to be sure you put your inside sentiment over to the left so that the pocket covers it when closed.


You might recognize that foil DSP – it was a Sale-A-Bration FREE item…I stocked up and got 3 packages of that really neat DSP!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Wild About Flowers (R)

Ink – Dapper Denim (R)

Paper – Dapper Denim (R), Whisper White, Springtime Foils (SAB)

Accessories – Layering Ovals Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits


Im sorry about all the retired products but I had these cards made before June 1st. Keep in mind that any colors or DSP will work!

Here are the dimensions for the card:

Base – 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 2 1/2″ & 5 1/2″    Scraps for Scalloped Oval

DSP – 2 3/4″ x 4″, 2 1/4″ x 4″, 1″ x 4″

Whisper White – 4″ x 5 1/4″    Scraps for sentiment



Definitely try this card out for any occasion…I think you will be pleasantly surprised at how easy and quick it is. Make a few in different colors and leave the front and inside blank until you need a gift card holder greeting.

Take care and Happy Stamping until next time!     Donna

Watercolor Butterfly

Hello Stampers!  Today is the BIG day for the new catalog! You may feel free to order any time now. The catalog is available to you in the right hand bar. Enjoy browsing!

I have one last (maybe last) card using a retired stamp set. I LOVE Watercolor Wings so I’m sure I won’t be parting with this set. I used this card as a demonstration at my upline’s group meeting to demonstrate the versatility of the STAMPARATUS (now available in the new catalog). The gals loved it so much I recently used it in one of my card classes.


The Butterflies Thinlits really add to this card. I also made a template of the butterfly so that we could stamp the leaves behind the butterfly. 

I’m not fond of square corners all the time so I did a fancy corner with our retired triple corner punch.


Stampin’ Up! Products used:

Stamp Set – Watercolor Wings

Ink – Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango (R), Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Basic Black, Whisper White

Accessories – Butterflies Thinlits, Triple Corner Punch


Hope you enjoyed this card. You can jazz it up any way you like. 



Enjoy viewing the new catalog and I’ll see you next Friday with another new card. Until then…Happy Stamping!    Donna