All Adorned

Hello Stampers!

Today I have a very cool card with a second variation. I LOVE this stamp set. It’s All Adorned from the Sale-A-Bration brochure but good news…it will be held over in the new catalog! 

I really love the great geometric designs you can create with this stamp set. Here’s one…

This is the first design. A little texture in the background made with an embossing folder. This stamping was so easy using the fantastic Stamparatus! Using both sides of each plate we were able to stamp everything on this card using only the Stamparatus.  I find that I use my blocks less and less due to the versatility of the Stamparatus. I also have the Carry Bag for it and I love it. It keeps all parts safe from dropping and getting dirty.


The square design in the middle was made by just turning the square Whisper White card around. The center was made using the second plate – one stamp on each side. So easy and no fail!


Here’s a nice close up of the center design.


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – All Adorned

Ink – Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White

Accessories – Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Sparkle Embossing Folder


One of the class participants wanted to make this card a bit more masculine for her boyfriend so here’s what we came up with together.

We changed up the color scheme and used the Cherry Cobbler base card and center design in Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler. A winner!




We all loved the way this combination turned out!

You really need to check this stamp set out if you didn’t get it during Sale-A-Bration. Believe it or not the new Annual Catalog comes out June 4th. Demonstrators get to see it on May 2nd.  I always love to see the new items!


I’m hoping to purchase some of our new Storage containers in May so I’ll post photos when I do. Check it out…great photos and descriptions in my Newsletter! If you haven’t signed up for my Weekly Newsletter…you will definitely want to. Just send me an email

Until my next post…Keep on Stamping!

Happy Stamping!    Donna


Floral Beauty Abounds

Hello Stampers!

Today’s card has a unique background that you must try out. I used the Country Floral Embossing Folder but first inked it…what a great new look!

I think I may have too much brightness for you to really see how nice the background shows. It definitely looks better in person.


This shot is better but you still can’t see the raised flowers.

I guess photos just don’t do this card justice. Believe me…I took a bunch! Seriously…you need to try this to see how gorgeous it is.


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Beauty Abounds, Butterfly Gala

Ink – Soft Sea Foam, Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White

Accessories – White Satin Ribbon, Rhinestones, Butterfly Duet Punch, Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder, Pretty Label Punch


I’ll try another card with a darker color ink to see if I can photograph the beauty of this inked embossing folder background. If you try it…send me a photo of your masterpiece!

Until my next post…Keep on Stamping!

Happy Stamping…Donna

Floral Note

Hello Stampers!  

Today I am using the beautiful floral vellum from the Floral Romance DSP. It is just gorgeous. If you haven’t checked out that DSP, you should!


Isn’t this card just so attractive! I love it! Besides this vellum there is also another design which I will need to try out in a new creation. 🙂


I like to make envelope liners and usually forget. I’m using up retired DSP so I can’t tell you what pack the liner came from. Can you imagine using up all of your DSP! I keep trying but as I use some I buy new. Crafters dilema.


The punched out leaves and tiny flowers give the card depth. The oval is popped up with dimensionals. 


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Flourishing Phrases

Ink – Mossy Meadow

Paper – Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, Petal Pink, Pear Pizzazz, Floral Romance DSP

Accessories – Pearls, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Bird Builder Punch (R), Itty Bitty Flower Punch (R), Mossy Meadow Ribbon




A little tip when using vellum. Put your adhesive where the dark spaces are – for example I put mine behind the leaves. You don’t really need to put adhesive on every side and corner. 

I hope you’ll try making a card with vellum DSP…it is so lovely!

Until my next post…keep on stamping!

Happy Stamping….Donna

Lovely Lattice

Hello Stampers!

Today I have a beautiful card using the stamp set Lovely Lattice. It was a Sale-A-Bration set that is being carried over. It’s such a beautiful stamp!


I don’t usually use Cherry Cobbler and Black but it just worked for this card.


I LOVE our new Blends! They make coloring so easy and they blend perfectly. If you haven’t tried them yet then you must. 



Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Lovely Lattice

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Black

Accessories – Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Corner Rounder, Cherry Cobbler Ribbon, Blends – Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette (R)


I hope you enjoyed seeing this card. I enjoyed making it. I need to create some more cards with that stamp. 

Until my next post…keep on stamping!

Happy Stamping!    Donna

Doily Delight

Hello Stampers!  I think I have a card you will enjoy today. 🙂

I really love this new Dear Doily Bundle. There are so many lovely stamps and dies to use.

The new Floral Romance DSP really adds to this set.


I used Mossy Meadow ink and cardstock along with Petal Pink.





Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Dear Doily

Ink – Mossy Meadow

Paper – Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Petal Pink, Floral Romance DSP

Accessories – Doily Builder Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits



Hope you enjoyed today’s card. This winter weather has been crazy all over but good for staying in and making cards!


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Until my next post…stay healthy and keep making cards!    Donna


Gate Fold Shutter Card

Hello Stampers!  Today I have a really neat card for you. I had made this style fold once a while back but it was a larger size card. This one is the 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 size and I LOVE it. I adapted the fold from Maria Russell.


Here’s the card as you take it out…ok…not too overwhelming but…

Start to open it…


Hmmm…something is happening.


Oh Wow…that is so cool!  



There you have it! I presented this card to my Stamp Club and one of the gals made it into a Thanksgiving card. She put a cute little turkey inside the shutters and had a banner with Happy Thanksgiving below it. She used a great fall DSP and it turned out adorable! Great job, Judy S.!

Here is my printed direction sheet.


Enjoy this Gate Fold Shutter Card and have fun making one or more! I have made this card with many different sheets of DSP and sentiments. People just love receiving this card. (It’s a great way to use up your retired DSP!)

Until next time…Happy Stamping!      Donna

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