Retro Mosaic Madness

Hello dear stampers! Today I’m going back in time with a retro card I made up for a friend’s birthday. I used the retired Mosaic grouping of products – Mosaic Madness Stamp Set, Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder and Mosaic Punch. I almost sold this group but changed my mind and I’m so happy I kept it.


There are a lot of details in this card but that’s what makes it so unique. I also used the retired Scallop Trim Border Punch (another one I’ll be keeping for a long, long time).



So…do you see the NEW Happy Birthday Thinlit? Can you tell I’m crazy about this die! This card has a lot of old and a bit of new.


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Mosaic Madness (R)

Ink – Bermuda Bay

Paper – Whisper White, Bermuda Bay

Accessories – Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder (R), Mosaic Punch (R), Scallop Trim Border Punch (R), Happy Birthday Thinlit, Pearl Basic Jewels, White Satin Ribbon


Now I need to explore this same idea with the Eastern Palace Suite. Did you order yours yet?

Until my next blog…Happy Stamping!


Tulip Greetings

Hello my dear stampers! Today’s card is a bit different and it’s actually made with the Bird Builder Punch which is retired. 😦 Don’t forget…if you want a retired item, contact me…maybe, just maybe I can find someone selling it.


To make the tulips I used the wing of the Bird Builder Punch. I cut long strips of Cucumber Crush to make the stems. The actual card base, some of the tulips and the ribbon are all in Daffodil Delight.


This sentiment is a sneak peek at a new die for 2017-2018. I LOVE it!!!

You may notice a little sparkle to the tulips…I brushed the accents with Clear Wink of Stella. It almost makes the tulips look like they have a bit of dew on them.


Here’s a close up of that awesome new die! Can you imagine how stunning it would be if you built it up with several layers using another new product…Multi purpose Adhesive Sheets.

We made this card in a class and it was very well received. In fact, one of the gals wanted the Bird Builder Punch to make more of this style card and I found one for her at a very reasonable price.


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Paper – Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Cucumber Crush

Accessories – Stampin’ Write Markers (Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pink Pirouette), Bird Builder Punch, 1/2″ Seam Binding in Daffodil Delight, Clear Wink of Stella


I hope you like this card and will try one for yourself. Don’t forget…send me a photo of your creations via email and you just might be my guest stamper!

Take care and until my next post…Happy Stamping!



Pretty Kitty and Bella

Hi Stampers. Today I have a cute little birthday card and bookmark I made for my granddaughter who just turned 9. She LOVES animals but especially dogs and cats. I used Pretty Kitty on the card and Bella & Friends on the bookmark.

She thought it was so cute. She’s a saver so maybe she has the cards I’ve sent her stashed away somewhere.

She loves to read so she needs lots of bookmarks.

These are two adorable stamp sets. The sentiments are great and can be used for more than just children’s cards.

Both were very quick and easy. Added a bit of marker coloring and there you have it.

I have so many new cards to share with you – so keep checking my blog out every Monday and Wednesday.

Until my next post…Happy Stamping!



Guest Stamper!

Happy Monday Stampers! Today I have a guest stamper, Ann Parmley.  She was a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator many, many years ago and has come back to stamping (not as a demo). She is graciously sharing her cards with us.

This is the Birthday card she made for her mom. Her ice cream looks so real! She used Cool Treats Stamp Set and Frozen Treats Framelits.

This staggered look is very popular now…very cool.

This one is a winner in my book!  She used the Window Box Thinlits and Nailed It from the Occasions Catalog. Isn’t it just great! This one is for her dad for Father’s Day.

I forgot to mention…Ann is my cousin and I’m so happy she is stamping again. I hope we’ll see more of her great work.

You too can be a guest stamper…just send me nice clear photos via my email.

See you on Friday with a card and bookmark I made for my granddaughter for her birthday. Until then, Happy Stamping!




Flourishing Shadow Box Card

Hi Stampers! Wow, another week just zipped right by. Hope yours was a great week.

As promised, today I will share my second version of the Shadow Box Card.

I think my new favorite color is Sweet Sugarplum. This card is just so pretty! The same directions as in my previous blog post but I changed up the color scheme and used Flourish Thinlits.

As you can see, I added the Stylized Birthday greeting to this one. Love that stamp!!!!

Here’s a good view of the box to make the shadow.


I’m lovin’ this card!



I’ll share the swaps I received at On Stage on Monday. I received some really awesome swaps. Until Monday, have a great weekend and…Happy Stamping!

Donna 🙂

Timeless Tags – Part 2

Hello my fellow stampers! Hope this post finds you all in good health!

I promised you I’d work on my design using Timeless Tags Thinlits. Well…here it is.

I used the same design (sort of ) but added embossing on the background Pink Pirouette, then a strip of white glitter Washi Tape (from the Holiday Catalog) and made a Melon Mambo flower this time.

You can see the embossing better on this one.

This one is a birthday card for my very close cousin who has a birthday coming up in April. The flowers also have Wink of Stella on them. I love this new Birthday greeting, Stylized Birthday.

This photo shows the Wink of Stella on the cover flower. In person it really looks good. You can’t really tell but the flower is popped up with dimensionals.

This shot shows the center flower popped a bit.  I am really happy with the way this card turned out.  I think I’ll be using this thinlit set quite a bit.

So you see that every time you make a card with the same design you can add and keep getting different and often times better cards. Don’t think because you’ve used a stamp or die one way that is the only way to use it…keep experimenting and be creative!

I wish you all a wonderful weekend. I’ll be back on Monday with another card so until then…Happy Stamping! 

3-D Flattened Card – Folded

Hello Stampers! Hope you all had a great weekend. I’ve had some inquiries about how this card flattens. Basically you gently push to one side or the other. When decorating you do want to be careful not to have embellishments hang over onto the sides.

Here’s step 1:


I’m gently pushing along the front panel to the left.

Step 2:


In this photo you can see that I have totally flattened the card to the left.

Step 3:


Make your envelope and slide it in. 🙂

Flattened to the left…


Or flattened to the right…


Hope this helps. If you measured correctly the flattening should not be a problem. Even after being folded it will go to 3-D standing card.

Have a super week and Happy Stamping!