File Folder Card

Hello Stampers! Sorry I’ve been slacking on my Blog posts. I’ll try to make it up to you with two posts this week. 🙂

Today I have one of my favorites…a file folder card. 

You use the Envelope Punch Board which is now on Clearance for $12. What a deal! I’ll never part with my Envelope Punch Board! I’ll give you all the measurements and directions.


The insert holds your sentiment or handwritten greeting.


Base – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score in half on long side. Trim off some of the card front (about 3/4″ to 1″) at top.  In my photo I cut off more because I wanted the insert to show. Use Tear and Tape to hold the sides together to form a pocket.

DSP – to cover the front panel and a strip on top of pocket.

Coordinating Cardstock to go with the DSP

Punch Board – line up the left side with the hole and punch, move to 3″ and punch, cut off the paper to the right. Adhere the DSP and trip to match the notch.

The inside measure 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ cardstock, and Very Vanilla or Whisper White measures 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Itty Bitty Greetings

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Very Vanilla, any color cardstock with matching DSP

Accessories – Envelope Punch Board, Very Vanilla Ribbon


Here’s another look at the one I made…


You can actually make this card any number of ways. You can punch tabs on both sides, tab on left, tab on right, and same size for both front and back. This is a fun one to experiment with. 

This card would also be great for sticking in a gift card…think about some Christmas DSP and make some of these. 

I hope you will try out the File Folder Card and let me know how it goes or better yet, send a photo and I’ll  post it on my Blog. 

Until my next post…Happy Stamping!    Donna


Lovely As A Tree Farewell

Hello Stampers! 

With much sadness Lovely As A Tree Stamp Set has been retired. 😦  But…I still love it and here is a birthday card tribute to this awesome stamp set. 

Simple but elegant! I LOVE using the Blender Pens – they make every card so much better.

The Layered Leaves Embossing Folder adds a bit of depth.


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Lovely As A Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Very Vanilla, Black

Accessories – Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, Layering Ovals Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Blender Pens


I seriously doubt if I’ll ever part with Lovely As A Tree and you can be sure you will see it pop up in future posts.

I MUST add – if you haven’t tried the Blender Pens…you REALLY should! They are awesome! It makes a water color look so easy. 

Until my next post…Happy Stamping!     Donna


Dear Doily

Hello Stampers!

Today I have a lovely doily card for you. Since I’m way behind in my posts I have a bunch of cards stacked up using newly retired products. You can still get an idea of a layout and use NEW products. 🙂



I love the clean fresh look of this card. Lots of that beautiful Fresh Fig on this one. 




Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Dear Doily

Ink – Black

Paper – Fresh Fig, Whisper White, Fresh Florals DSP

Accessories – Doily Builder Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Stampin’ Write Markers



Stay tuned…I will be posting more often for a bit since I have a backlog of cards to share! Until my next post….Happy Stamping!    Donna

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